The Metavise Podcast

6. FLASHBACK: Andreas Antonopoulos on the Internet of Money (2017)

This episode originally appeared on the Future Squared podcast in 2017.

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 enough
-Whether 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 companies
-Whether cryptocurrencies are a good investment
-Regulating bitcoin
-The world’s unbanked and why the number is far greater than the 2 billion reported
-Foreign remittances and combating corruption
-Why bitcoin is to blockchain what email was to the internet
-Bitcoin price volatility
-Blockchain’s cyber-security risks and the DAO
-Distributed autonomous organisations
-Energy demands of the bitcoin network
-How to best protect your bitcoin(s)

Show Notes:


Twitter: @aantonop

Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast

Andreas’ books:

‍Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain:

The Internet of Money:

The Internet of Money Volume Two:

Andreas’ WIRED talk:

Steve Glaveski


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