Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of "Mastering Bitcoin", published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.
As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks. Andreas was one of the first to use the phrase “The Internet of Money” to describe bitcoin and its potential impacts on humanity.
As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded a number of bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He serves as an advisor to several bitcoin and crypto-currency companies. He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on the popular Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast, and a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences worldwide.
He is also the CTO of Third Key Solutions which offers consulting and cryptographic key management solutions for companies using decentralized digital currencies.
Expect to learn a number of things in this episode, including:The impact of blockchain on financial services and whether or not what large fincos are doing to respond is enoughWhether cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum are a good investment The role of regulation and Government when it comes to blockchain
Topics Discussed:The impact of blockchain on financial services companiesWhether cryptocurrencies are a good investmentRegulating bitcoinThe world’s unbanked and why the number is far greater than the 2 billion reportedForeign remittances and combating corruptionWhy bitcoin is to blockchain what email was to the internetBitcoin price volatilityBlockchain’s cyber-security risks and the DAODistributed autonomous organisationsEnergy demands of the bitcoin networkHow to best protect your bitcoin(s)
Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcastAndreas’ books: www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin…ies/dp/1449374042
Andreas’ WIRED talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AVRVfw-8nE
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