Episode 19: Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.
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In “Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat,”Andreas delivers a whimsical security analysis of the open, public and decentralized Bitcoin system, compared to the closed, proprietary and centralized alternatives. He argues that the strategy of security by isolation has consequences for the ability of any computer system to build immunity. While it may not be pretty, being constantly exposed and attacked in the wild open internet will help Bitcoin achieve censorship resistance and thrive to a degree that private blockchains simply cannot.
This talk took place on October 16th 2015 at Draper University in San Mateo, California.
This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.
Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.
“Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat'” – https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0
“Introduction to Bitcoin” – https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/
“The Stories We Tell About Money” – https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/
“Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies” – https://aantonop.com/forkology/
“Streaming Money” – https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/
“The Currency Wars” – https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/
“Escaping the Global Banking Cartel” – https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/
“Money as a System of Control” – https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/
“Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance” – https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/
“Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job” – https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/
“Another Brick in the Firewall” – https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/
“Universal Access to Basic Finance” – https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/
“The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?” – https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/
“Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project” – https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/
“Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone’s Pocket” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/
“Outside the Golden Cage of Banking” – https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/
“One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin'” – https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/
“Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection” – https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/
“Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/
“Investing in Education Instead of Speculation” – https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/
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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs
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