Crypto 101 | VIDEO: Andreas Antonopoulous: Bitcoin History: Bitcoin Q&A: Fungibility, Privacy, Anonymity (12 mins) - Super practical resource here today!! (Other videos inside post also)

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos is an early pioneer, adopter & educator in the Bitcoin/Crypto space if you have not heard of him.
He routinely puts out some of the best information going. He speaks plainly and simply with some humour!

-- Andreas' Logo he uses for his branding, he is fun. That is the top of his head, looking down.


He travels the world preaching the Bitcoin, Liberty, Crypto and Blockchain gospel and is one of the most well respected lecturers and teachers in the crypto world!

I always include a library of AA's videos in these posts, just like he does in every one of his YT channel videos. These are things for you to use, save, watch, share, and learn from if you have time now or come back to later if you wish. It's here to help you, with extra resources.


This resource showed up in my email inbox recently, have a watch, share it with those who are learning.

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Is Bitcoin as anonymous as cash? Cash is still more anonymous than Bitcoin, which is pseudonymous.

However, Bitcoin will become more anonymous and there are a number of other elated cryptocurrencies which you can move in and out of to increase your privacy under certain conditions. The conference on Bitcoin scaling in Milan addressed strengthening privacy and fungibility. I'm a strong believer in financial privacy.

Fungibility in Bitcoin, creating blacklists are expensive, common laws "receiving stolen property" and fungibility of fiat. Discount rates, bad money chasing out good money. Gresham's law in India. Human graphs, six degrees of Kevin Bacon. How easily bitcoins are tainted. Lightning Network.

The trade-offs for privacy and anonymity. Privacy is inefficient and costly, it takes commitment and sacrifice to implement, but being able to serve that community is very important.

Some people think that trade-off is one worth paying because it pays back in the currency of freedom, and there are many places in the world where the trade-off is very easy. You never really appreciate freedom until you don't have it; for most people, privacy and freedom will not be issues until they start feeling their loss, and by that time it's usually too late.


The first question is part of a talk which took place on October 19th 2016 at the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Watch the full talk here:

The second question is from a talk which took place at the Silicon Valley Bitcoin meetup on April 11th 2017 at the Plug and Play Tech Center (@PlugandPlayTC) in Sunnyvale, California:

Watch the full talk here:

The third question is from a talk which took place during the 3rd Hackers Congress at Paralelní Polis (30th of September - 2nd of October) in Prague. (#HCPP16)

Watch the full talk here:


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Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.


Follow on Twitter: @aantonop


He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.



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