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MUST WATCH — Bilderberg and the Digital New World Order

via Truthstream Media
June 15, 2018

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VIDEO — How The Shadow Banking System Will Create A Global Currency – BLOCKCHAIN 2016

via World Alternative Media
Feb 29, 2016

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VIDEO — Bitcoin and the Banks – Seven Stages of Grief by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

by aantonop
Feb 8, 2016

In this talk, Andreas examines the rise of “the blockchain” as an attempt by the banking status quo to dilute the disruptive potential of bitcoin by removing it’s most interesting features.


VIDEO — Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin UCL – by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

by aantonop
Jan 31, 2016

An academic lecture by Andreas M. Antonopoulos explaining the consensus algorithm, “Proof of Work”, used by bitcoin and many other blockchains. This talk was presented in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, at University College London. Andreas is a UCL alum.


VIDEO/PODCAST — Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”

via Nikola Danaylov
Apr 23, 2014

Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressively broad spectrum of knowledge and is an admitted disruptarian. I have been receiving numerous requests to interview him on Singularity 1 on 1 and was very happy to finally have the opportunity to do so during the recent Bitcoin Expo 2014.

During our 85 min conversation with Andreas Antonopoulos we cover a very wide variety of topics such as: the very first time he heard of bitcoin and his instant dismissal as “nerd money”; Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper and the monumental impact it had on Andreas; what is bitcoin and how it solves the technical problems of past crypto-currencies; decentralizing trust, money and the consequent revolutionary changes; deflation, inflation and the ability to divide a bitcoin into 100 million Satoshis; money for AI; proof of work and “mining” of coins; why trying to shut down bitcoin is like trying to shut down the internet; the blockchain security, anonymity, transparency and implications thereof; Charlie Stross’ criticisms; libertarians, disruptarians and money neutrality; whether bitcoin is the singularity of money…

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Dutch National Police Set Sights on Blockchain-Based Cloud Services

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by
Brian Cohen
Oct 2, 2015

The Dutch National Police have taken an interest in Blockchain-based cloud services. A presentation given over the summer reveals a new focus on Storj and Filecoin.

Members of the Dutch National Police and UNIJURIS gave a presentation in July titled “Technical and Legal Challenges of Criminal Law Enforcement in the Digital Age .” This is an update of a presentation given in 2013 titled “The merits & challenges of distributed least authority data storage.”

The presentations explain how cloud storage and file hosting “Data is cut up in a hundred pieces. Pieces are spread over a hundred servers, in dozens of countries, over a multitude of hosters.”

Both presentations explain how Mega (Mega Limited) replaced the controversial Megaupload cloud storage service. Megaupload was seized and shut down by the United States Department of Justice in January 2012 over copyright infringement claims.

Extradition hearings are currently underway for Megaupload founder Kim DotCom in New Zealand. When the original Megaupload site was seized, federal prosecutors stated, “This action is among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States and directly targets the misuse of a public content storage and distribution site to commit and facilitate intellectual property crime.” However, Kim DotCom, founder of Megaupload and Mega, recently distanced himself from Mega, stating over the summer that he would not trust Mega with user data and that he intends to create a third version of the site.

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VIDEO/PODCAST — The Bitcoin Group #73 – Bitcoin is War – $1.8M Scheme – OpenBazaar – NASDAQ Bitcoin

via World Crypto Network
Jul 24, 2015

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VIDEO — Wired Money 2015 – Andreas M Antonopoulos – Bitcoin is the real disruptor

via aantonop
Jul 17, 2015

Presenting as part of the session “Beyond Bitcoin, Unleashing the Blockchain”, Andreas M Antonopoulos opens with a contrarian perspective. It’s not about “beyond bitcoin”, and you can’t put this technology on a leash to make it more palatable. Bitcoin is the real thing, the revolutionary and disruptive technology that can’t be tamed.

Bitcoin is punk rock and you can’t turn it into smooth jazz just to satisfy the sensibilities of a timid boardroom.


How Blockchain Tech is Inspiring the Art World

via Coin Desk
by (@yessi_kbello) | Published on May 14, 2015 at 20:25 BST

blockchain-tech-artSince its creation in 2009, bitcoin’s blockchain has proved that value can be moved across a network that cuts out the traditional ‘middle men’.

While the broad strokes of distributed ledger technologies like bitcoin are a hot topic, it’s not just Wall Street or multi-national corporations that are paying attention.

Artists are also exploring how the experimental technology can provide new ways to track and verify ownership through tools like smart contracts – authenticated by cryptographic data.

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Stephan Vogler, an artist and entrepreneur based in Germany, thinks the blockchain may be the answer to the art world’s perennial problem, authenticity.

Forgery is rife in the art world. While traditional forms of licensing would create a tradable commodity, he said, buyers could not be certain the license was authentic – nor would they be able to assert whether the author had created multiple copies of the piece.

“Bitcoin offers a solution to this problem. Just like bitcoin can replace banknotes, it can replace the piece of paper with the license text on it. I see great potential in bitcoin and its technology.”

He continued: “The blockchain is the first decentralised trustable database, which can track the ownership of virtual properties in a reliable way.”

By placing a hash value  – a set of cryptographic functions that enable people to identify data – of his digital artwork on the bitcoin blockchain, the artist enables potential buyers to verify that the artwork has been licensed.

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VIDEO — Alexandria v0.4 alpha Intro and Walkthrough

Blockchain Technology Group
Apr 17, 2015

Alexandria is a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer library for sharing and preserving art, history and culture. Learn more at http://www.blocktech.com

 


Decentral Announces 2015 Canadian Blockchain and Fintech Expo

torontoby Wanda Carruthers
Bitcoin Magazine
Feb 24, 2015

Decentral, Toronto’s home to tech start-ups, announced it’s organizing the 2015 Canadian Blockchain and Fintech Expo for the second week of September as a follow up to last year’s successful Bitcoin Expo.

Toronto will again play host to Bitcoin enthusiasts as event organizers assemble a growing list of all-star speakers for the Expo, including Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood and Anthony Di Iorio of Ethereum, David Johnston of DApps Fund, Matthew Roszak of Tally Capital, Brock Pierce of ChangeTip, Tether, and the Bitcoin Foundation, David Bailey of BTC Media, Joel Dietz of Swarm, Paul Snow of Factum, Shawn Wilkinson of Storj, Jason King of Sean’s Outpost, Jamie Robinson of QuickBT, Jeff Coleman of Kryptokit, William Mougayar of Start-Up Management, Michael Terpin of Social Radius, and Gerald Cotten of QuadrigaCX.

Event organizer Anthony Di Iorio explained that response from last year’s Expo prompted the follow-up conference for this fall, adding September was chosen to avoid conflicts with summer holiday schedules.

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VIDEO — Andreas M. Antonopoulos educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin (Oct 8, ENG)

Bitcoin Embassy
Oct 8, 2014

October 8th 2014, Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
“Study on the use of digital currency”, 11th session

Background on the “Study on the use of digital currency”:

In Canada, the public debate surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is currently being formalized as the official “Study on the use of digital currency”, a consultative exercise conducted at the initiative of the Senate of Canada’s Banking, Trade and Commerce committee.

Although the Senate of Canada exerts less authority than the House of Commons, its standing committees have proven to be an influential source of expertise and opinion. It also enjoys considerable international attention: according to Stuart Hoegner, general counsel at the Bitcoin Alliance, “no other parliamentary body in the world has publicly canvassed the breadth of materials and opinion that this committee has”.

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Couple to Get Married on the Bitcoin Blockchain at Disney Bitcoin Conference

28769-bitcoinby Adam Hofman
Bitcoin Magazine
Sept 23, 2014

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, SEPTEMBER 22 – The value of Bitcoin is about to become life changing for one couple, who will use Bitcoin technology to register their marriage on the blockchain, as one of the governance services provided by Bitnation.

This hi-tech wedding is the first of its kind, and will take place at the Disney World Coins in the Kingdom Bitcoin Conference on October 4th and 5th at The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista on The Walt Disney World Resort.

David Mondrus is a serial entrepreneur, CEO of RedboxJewels.com, and advisor at Bitnation, who met Joyce Bayo while he was researching new business opportunities in the Philippines. She stole his heart when she fed him pineapple on a boat. He stole a kiss from her the following night and she has been trying to get it back ever since.

“We believe that like the blockchain, our love and marriage are forever and that our relationship is not defined by governments or the church.  So enshrining our commitment to each other in the blockchain in front of our friends is very dear to us.” said David Mondrus, the groom.

The blockchain is a cryptographically secure public ledger distributed amongst all of its users, which records all transactions on the the Bitcoin Network.  When one address signs a transaction it is broadcasted to the network and recorded forever.  The blockchain cannot be changed or edited unless there is a consensus within the community of people from all over the world who help maintain the ledger and at this point that numbers above 7000+.  The blockchain allows people to be able to always go back and verify when a transaction has a occurred, where it was sent from, and the address which received the transaction.

One way of utilizing this public ledger technology is to embed messages or contracts inside of a transaction.  These contracts or messages can be seen by anybody looking at the blockchain as long as it exists.  Pondering what type of records one usually documents publically, a variety of uses come to mind such as marriages, titles, notarized documents, shareholder agreements, and even votes.  Once embedded within the blockchain, it is easy to determine who owns what utilizing a tool called a block explorer and all without the necessity of a central physical location to store the documents.  In effect the blockchain is a record of all of our actions and achievements stamped permanently in time. The blockchain is a transparent time capsule for all to see.

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VIDEO — Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Crash Course with Andreas Antonopoulos – Jefferson Club Dinner Meetup

Jefferson Club Silicon Valley
Sept 23, 2013

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VIDEO — Is Bitcoin a Conspiracy?

Infowars
Aug 25, 2014

Is Bitcoin a conspiracy to bring in a cashless society? Does it represent the mark of the beast? Julia Tourianski tackles these claims and much more.

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The Declaration Of Bitcoin’s Independence — video included

Brave The World
Aug 13, 2014

WE DECLARE BITCOIN’S INDEPENDENCE

When we say Bitcoin, we mean the idea: the birth of cryptocurrency. We know it’s not perfect. But we’re not after perfection, we’re after progression. We’re after a way out. And we will not stop.

We have been brought to a point where it has become necessary to dissolve the bond between currency and institution. We are not required to declare the causes which impel us to push for the separation, but we will oblige.

We hold these truths to be self-evident. We have been cyclically betrayed, lied to, stolen from, extorted from, taxed, monopolized, spied on, inspected, assessed, authorized, registered, deceived, and reformed. We have been economically disarmed, disabled, held hostage, impoverished, enervated, exhausted, and enslaved. And then there was bitcoin.

But we are in an age of appropriation, and nothing is immune. Today bitcoin is not only volatile in its value, but in its very essence. Bitcoin is in the crucial stages of development. Its code can evolve in several directions. It’s under threat from those who don’t understand it; it’s under threat from those who do understand it, but fear it.The crusade to absorb bitcoin into the seams of the State has begun. There is a conscious effort to co-opt. The goal is to swallow bitcoin, process it, integrate it, devolve it, and keep it stagnant in the gears of a failed operating system. Bitcoin’s potential is being hijacked. They have their own idea of what they want bitcoin to be. They have their own plan for its potential, and they have an investment in that plan. But our consent is withdrawn and the power of our ideas is too strong.

Do not underestimate DNA; nothing is born completely neutral. Follow the protocol: it has anarchistic implications. Bitcoin is inherently anti-establishment, anti-system, and anti-state. Bitcoin undermines governments and disrupts institutions because bitcoin is fundamentally humanitarian. There’s an elimination of 3rd party intrusion. It’s purely peer-to-peer. The blockchain is free speech. It’s decentralized, voluntary, and non-aggressive. Bitcoin is not supposed to work within our current mechanisms. Bitcoin needs not entities of authority to acknowledge it, incorporate it, regulate it, and tax it. Bitcoin does not pander to power structures, it undermines them.

Bitcoin is an animal of anonymity. Bitcoin basks in shadow. Satoshi’s facelessness is symbolic of this. Privacy is the point. Bitcoin is meant to function outside of regulatory systems. It is not a cog.

Bitcoin means to channel economic power directly through the individual. This is reflected by Satoshi’s symbolic birthday, which falls on the same day that Roosevelt signed the 6102 Executive Order, which forbade the hoarding of gold. We repeat. Bitcoin is not intended to be integrated; it’s intended to be a ghost outside the machine.

The voices of the people who are working to preserve the purity of bitcoin’s ethos are being drowned out. But actions speak louder than words. Bitcoin is utility. The cypherpunks are building anonymous systems. The crypto-anarchists are making institutions arbitrary. The internet is anarchy. And cryptocurrencies are the printless fingers of the internet.

Bitcoin is not just a currency, a commodity, or a convenience. Just like the internet gave information back to the people, Bitcoin will give financial freedom back to the people. But that’s only the first step. There will be a shift in the structure of enterprise, in the way we interact, in the way we voice our opinions, and in the way we fuel our action. Bitcoin will allow us to shape the world without having to ask for permission. We declare bitcoin’s independence. Bitcoin is sovereignty. Bitcoin is renaissance. Bitcoin is ours. Bitcoin is.

CREDITS

Julia Tourianski (Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence, Brave The World)

Roger Ver (Bitcoin Evangelist, also known as the “Bitcoin Jesus”) 

Paul Joseph Watson (InfoWars)

Jeff Berwick (The Dollar Vigilante, Anarchast)

Jeffrey Tucker (CLO, Liberty.me)

Charlie Shrem (BitInstant)

Kristov Atlas (Anonymous Bitcoin Book, Dark News)

Bruce Fenton (Bitcoin Association, Atlantic Financial)

Victoria van Eyk (The Ethical Empire, Bitcoin Strategy Group)

Gavin Wood (Ethereum)

Stephanie Murphy ( Let’s Talk Bitcoin, Free Talk Live)

Dmitry Murashchik (Mycelium)

Will Pangman (Bitcoin Maven, Tapeke.com)

Stephan Tual (Ethereum)

Enric Duran (Spain’s Robin Hood)

Richard Stott  (Ethereum)

Joerg Platzer (Room 77)

Blake Anderson (uBITquity, Neo-arbitrage)

Peter Todd (Bitcoin Core, Dark Wallet, Zerocash)

Trace Mayer (Early bitcoin evangelist, Bitcoin Armory, proponent of free speech, How to Vanish)

Pamela Morgan (Smart Law)

M.K Lords (Bitcoin Not Bombs)

Patrick M. Byrne (Overstock.com, “Bitcoin Messiah”)

Amir Taaki (Libbitcoin, Dark Wallet, Dark Market)

Chris Ellis (World Crypto Network)

Ruben Alexander (Editor at Bitcoin Magazine)

Max Keiser (Keiser Report, MaxCoin, STARTcoin)

Stacy Herbert (Keiser Report, STARTcoin)

Juraj Bednar (Hacker, Serial entrepreneur, DIGMIA, Citadelo)

Mathias Grønnebæk (Ethereum)

Andreas Antonopoulos (bitcoinbook.info, Serial tech-entrepreneur, Let’s Talk Bitcoin) 

Joseph Lords

Chris Pacia (Bitcoin Authenticator, Escape Velocity Blog)

Paige Peterson (Developer at MaidSafe, SF Bitcoin Meetup Organizer)

Ryan Taylor (Bitcoin magazine)

Courtney Warner (Bitcoin advocate, actress)

Zach Ramsey (Coin Culture)

Shout Outs 

1. I thank both the good and the bad players in the Bitcoin space, because you equally inspired the need to create this.

2. There was a chain of events that lead to the actualization of this project. In the order of occurrence, the following individuals were the links in the chain:

Amir Taaki

Andreas Antonopolous 

Charlie Shrem

Nathan Wosnack 

Victoria Van Eyk

3. A huge thank you to Amir Taaki for reviewing the original “Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence,” inspiring several lines, and giving me a much deeper understanding of this innovation.

4. Thank you to Peter Todd for inspiring “The block chain is free speech” line.

5. I am in debt to Blake Anderson, Amir Taaki, Paul Joseph Watson, and Jeffrey Tucker for helping me with contacts.

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PODCAST/VIDEO — Anarchast Ep. 132 MK Lords: Bitcoin Not Bombs!

Anarchast
June 10, 2014

Jeff interviews M K Lords of Bitcoin not Bombs. Topics include: the power of turning off the TV, left/right anarchy, after the fall of the state, seccessionist movements around the world, Bitcoin in the Beltway conference, Bitcoin Not Bombs, Jason King, precious metals bugs warming to Bitcoin, anarchists are changing the world, dont trust mainstream media!

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PODCAST/VIDEO — Anarchast Ep 126 Karl Gray: A Bitcoin Hedge Fund!

Anarchast
May 22, 2014

Jeff Interviews Karl Gray of Bitcoin Capital, topics include: the decentralization f power structures as evinced by the Bitcoin blockchain, early adoption, Bitcoin, freedom, StartJoin and the founding of the Bitcoin Capital Hedge Fund.

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MUST READ — The coming digital anarchy

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?

The same technology that powers Bitcoin can be harnessed to disrupt a range of other systems | Photo: Bloomberg News

by Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology
Telegraph
Jun 9, 2014

The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s attention, yet its devastating potential still isn’t widely understood. Yes, we all know it’s a digital currency. But the developers who worked on Bitcoin believe that it represents a technological breakthrough that could sweep into obsolescence everything from social networks to stock markets… and even governments.

In short, Bitcoin could be the gateway to a coming digital anarchy – “a catalyst for change that creates a new and different world,” to quote Jeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s most prolific developers.

It’s already beginning. We used to need banks to keep track of who owned what. Not any more. Bitcoin and its rivals have proved that banks can be replaced with software and clever mathematics.

And now programmers of a libertarian bent are starting to ask what else we don’t need.

A Bitcoin dispensing machine at a shopping mall in Singapore

Imagine driverless taxis roaming from city to city in search of the most lucrative fares; a sky dark with hovering drones delivering your shopping or illicit drugs. Digital anarchy could fill your lives and your nightmares with machines that answer to you, your employers, crime syndicates… or no one at all. Nearly every aspect of our lives will be uprooted.

To understand how, we need to grasp the power of the “blockchain” – a peer-to-peer ledger which creates and records agreement on contentious issues with the aid of cryptography.

A blockchain forms the beating heart of Bitcoin. In time, blockchains will power many radical, disruptive technologies that smart people are working on right now.

Until recently, we’ve needed central bodies – banks, stock markets, governments, police forces – to settle vital questions. Who owns this money? Who controls this company? Who has the right to vote in this election?

Now we have a small piece of pure, incorruptible mathematics enshrined in computer code that will allow people to solve the thorniest problems without reference to “the authorities”.

The benefits of decentralised systems will be huge: slashed overheads, improved security and (in many circumstances) the removal of the weakest link of all – greedy, corruptible, fallible humans.

But how far will disruptive effects reach? Are we rapidly approaching a singularity where, thanks to Bitcoin-like tools, centralised power of any kind will seem as archaic as the feudal system?

If the internet revolution has taught us anything, it’s that when change comes, it comes fast.

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