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Bitcoin Q&A: Can banks still offer services for Bitcoin?

Keywords/phrases: Can banks still offer services for Bitcoin? Accelerating changes in the scheme of lending, peer-to-peer/ P2P. Serving as...

Bitcoin: A new species of money - an evolutionary perspective on currency

Using metaphors from biological evolution, Andreas examines the currency ecosystem and its development. Presented in Milan in March 2016 to the...

Bitcoin Q&A: Why we should worry about optimization, not scaling

Talk recorded on January 27th 2015, at the O'Reilly Radar Summit "Bitcoin and the Blockchain" in San Francisco, CA. A talk about bitcoin, network...

Bitcoin Q&A: Will compliance with regulation benefit Bitcoin?

Keywords/phrases: The role of regulators and compliance; how could it benefit Bitcoin? Regulators have failed to protect consumers. Bitcoin...

"Blockchain" or Bitcoin: Understanding the differences

In this talk, Andreas explores the rise of the term "blockchain" as a counterweight to bitcoin. The term blockchain does not provide a definition,...

Bitcoin Q&A: Programmable Money, Smart Contracts and DAOs

In a 2014 interview with Singularity Weblog, Andreas describes the concept of programmable money and decentralized autonomous...

Bitcoin: Beyond National Money - Zurich March 2016 - Fintech2016 Conference

In this talk, presented at the Fintech2016 conference to an audience of Swiss bank executives, journalists and financial professionals, Andreas...

Bitcoin Q&A: Can patent law slow down Bitcoin?

In this talk, Andreas looks at scaling as an ongoing process. Using the example of the Internet which has "failed to scale, gracefully for 25...

Bitcoin Q&A: Why Bitcoin is the poison pill of global finance - The Internet of Money

In this talk, Andreas looks at scaling as an ongoing process. Using the example of the Internet which has "failed to scale, gracefully for 25...

Bitcoin Q&A: What will happen during The Halvening 2016? - Mining Haves & Have-nots

Keywords/phrases: the Halvening / Bitcoin halving. Block reward, ending the era of 25 BTC & entering the era of 12.5 BTC. Differences in monetary...

Bitcoin Q&A: What will politics & Bitcoin be in 30-40 years? - The Networked vs. the Landlocked

Keywords: Predictions for the next 30-40 years and why they are difficult to make. How networks make the nation-state model obsolete. The future of...

Bitcoin Q&A: Will Bitcoin survive global government intervention & regulation?

Keywords/phrases: Will Bitcoin survive government intervention and regulation on a global scale? Lack of global collaboration/ agreement among...