One Network, Many Chains

Andreas talks about why he believes we are headed towards one internet of money, interoperability between many chains satisfying different objectives. He also discusses cycles of infrastructure and application growth, the value of scarce attention, standardization, and how scaling never ends.

This talk was delivered on October 23rd 2019 for the Blockstack Summit in San Francisco, California. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron:

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Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project –
The Five Pillars of Open Blockchains –
Why Open Blockchains Matter –
Blockchain versus Bullshit –
Measuring Success: Price or Principle –
Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade –
Security versus Complexity –
Decentralised Globalisation –
Investing in Education instead of Speculation –
Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future –
Decentralized Globalisation –
Black Markets, White Markets: A False Narrative –
Escaping the Global Banking Cartel –
Money as a System-of-Control –

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in Bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” “The Internet of Money” series, and “Mastering Ethereum.”

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Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN:


Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) –
German, ‘Das Internet des Geldes’ (v1) –
German, ‘Das Internet des Geldes’ (v2) –
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) –
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) –
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) –


Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (
Outro Graphics: Phneep (
Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (


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i am starting a religion and we are gona call ourselfs antonopolians , i know andreas would not approve but that is kind of a point in open market of ideas , who is in ? we are going to follow the wisdom of our great prophet and spread the word of decentralised kingdom that is to come

Yea but doesn't forks just water down each other, percentages of support go all diffrent directions, ie. Btc, Bch, Bitoin Sv. If was to stay all as one then all the people would be with that one, I think that isn't good, should just create diffrent coins, not forks. but people will never agree or compromise so this will always happen

Quality! And yes apart from BTC I hold other Crypto, ETN being one of them! You are right what suits 1 doesn't necessarily suit another! We give our crypto value! People can value whatever they like! 👌

There's one thing I still don't understand. If I understand correctly, FIAT money is ruled by the Central Banks, (FED for America, en CEB in Europe), supposedly a handfull of people (families) who create the rules regarding inflation and decide when to print more money etc…

For them the bitcoin obviously seems a treath to their system? What stops them from printing the money (behind the scenes) and buying almost all of the bitcoin and hereby controlling supply and demand and thus price of the bitcoin.

Can anyone please answser this or upvote it so perhaps Andreas sees and can answer.

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