Performance issues are an engineering optimisation task. The history the Internet swallowing industries. Lightning Network outpacing innovation of VISA. Don’t hire a blockchain consultant — ask people from the music, movie, or phone industry when they realised the Internet was going to eat their business, what they did to try to stop it, and what they would do differently now. If you are staking the survival of your business on “the engineers who built the Internet can’t figure this out,” you’re in trouble.
This is part of a talk which took place on December 6th, 2016, at the Bitcoin Cologne meetup in Köln, Germany: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Cologne/events/232687726/
Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU
Innovators, Disrupters, Misfits, and Bitcoin – https://youtu.be/LeclUjKm408
Disrupt Conference: What is Bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/LA9A1RyXv9s
Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief – https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0
Why developers are leaving banks – https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ
Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear – https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0
The Lightning Network – https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A
Bitcoin, the Lightning Network, and Streaming Money – https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs
Microfinance and streaming money – https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w
The Scaling Rites of Passage – https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y
Scaling and the block size debate – https://youtu.be/4IT4s-6T__k
Separation of money and state – https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y
ICOs and financial regulation – https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E
The end of vampire-squid financing – https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.
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THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042
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