The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money

The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money



In this talk, Andreas justifies why money is the “killer app” for blockchain technology and how a foundation of commerce must be developed before we move into the other exciting use cases beyond money. He also drives home that as we engineer these cryptocurrencies, we must grow our understanding of the fundamental properties of money.

Chapters
0:00 The killer app
1:40 What is money?
5:26 Portability
6:06 Scarcity
7:13 Fungibility
8:45 Fundamental functions of money
10:13 Forms of money
17:12 For the very first time, we can engineer money

This talk took place on May 8th 2017 at the Blockchain.NZ Conference in Auckland, New Zealand: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-blockchain-new-zealand-conference/

QUESTION & ANSWER:
The separation of money and state – https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y
The end of vampire-squid financing – https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo

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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.

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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.

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

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388

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Outro Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/)
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