Episode Number: 581
Episode Guest: Andreas Antonopoulos
Original Airdate: December 1, 2014
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Guest Bio: Andreas Antonopoulos is a bitcoin entrepreneur, he also serves on the advisory boards of several bitcoin startups and serves as the Chief Security Officer of Blockchain.
Topics Discussed: Marketing bitcoin; how the bitcoin system works; creation of coins; acceptance; perception; price volatility; saving money in the United States; Paypal and bitcoin; recovering a wallet; IRS and bitcoin; confusion of units; million dollar bitcoin pizza order; Kim Dotcom; digital copyright and theft; music industry today; micropayments for content; simplifying bitcoin; IRC; Google Plus; banks’ opinions of bitcoin; banks using bitcoin or its technology; fall of Kodak, Blockbuster, and Tower Records; the Federal Reserve; war generates money; internet and politics; disruptive technology; computers owning money; Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence; ideas for bitcoin; Airbnb air lock; fluid dispenser; bitcoin and cars; bitcoin network verification; embedding money in pictures, sounds, and emoticons; words as a wallet; internet of currency; Apple and bitcoin; NFC payments; bitcoin’s future around the world; mPay in Kenya; bitcoin foundation; Fall of Mt. Gox; obsession with bitcoin; mainstream rejection of new technology; bitcoin and prostitution; money in all cultures; bitcoin eliminating violence.
My Thoughts: I don’t know how to buy bitcoins but I enjoy hearing this guy’s enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency and what the possibilities are for the future if it evolves the way he thinks it will.
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