Welcome to Unscrypted, an audio enhanced version of my most popular unscripted talks, where I explore bitcoin and open blockchains at the intersection of technology, economics, and politics.

This podcast is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: my talks are performed without slides or notes, improvised from a theme chosen on the day of each talk. 




  1. “Introduction to Bitcoin” – https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/ 
  2. “The Stories We Tell About Money” – https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/ 
  3. “Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies” – https://aantonop.com/forkology/ 
  4. “Streaming Money” – https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/ 
  5. “The Currency Wars” – https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/ 
  6. “Escaping the Global Banking Cartel” – https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/ 
  7. “Money as a System of Control” – https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/ 
  8. “Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance” – https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/ 
  9. “Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job” – https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/ 
  10. “Another Brick in the Firewall” – https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/ 
  11. “Universal Access to Basic Finance” – https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/ 
  12. “The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?” – https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/ 
  13. “Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project” – https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/ 
  14. “Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone’s Pocket” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/ 
  15. “Outside the Golden Cage of Banking” – https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/ 
  16. “One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin'” – https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/ 
  17. “Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection” – https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/ 
  18. “Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/ 
  19. “Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat” – https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/ 
  20. “Investing in Education Instead of Speculation” – https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/ 
  21. “Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoins-origins-and-the-genesis-blockade/ 
  22. “Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t” – https://aantonop.com/unstoppable-code-the-difference-between-cant-and-wont/
  23. “One Network, Many Chains”  – https://aantonop.com/one-network-many-chains/
  24. “Open Blockchain Development Culture” – https://aantonop.com/development-culture/ 
  25. “Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers” – https://aantonop.com/unprecedented/

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