One of the top Bitcoin disseminators today and has written books on blockchain, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. We are talking about Andreas M. Antonopoulos.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos was born in 1972 in London but grew up in Greece, that is why He has dual Greek-British nationality. From a very young age he already showed interest and skills in computing and new technologies. He graduated in Computer Science, Data Communication and Distributed Computing from University College London. After graduating, he worked at open source software and open networks in the 90s.
Its beginnings in Bitcoin
It was in 2012 when he discovered Bitcoin and devoted himself completely to the study and dissemination of it. He quit his job to be a freelance consultant on Bitcoin and blockchain technology. He later was Head of the Bitcoin Foundation's Anti-Poverty Committee until 2014, resigning due to the foundation's lack of transparency. In January 2014, he joined Blockchain.info as Director of Security. In September 2014 he would leave the position to be an advisor to the board of Blockchain.info.
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Its main facet for which it is most recognized is the disclosure of Bitcoin. He is one of the most valued and prestigious speakers today. He has written several books on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Count with one YouTube Channel very reputed and also has the Podcast "The Let's Talk Bitcoin".
Andreas Antonopoulos - Internet of Money Tour
In the words of the YouTube channel of Andreas Antonopoulos, This Video "Looks at the recent (unrecognized) history of the 2008 financial crisis, the corrupt revolving door with regulators, how kleptocracy is destroying democracy, and why Bitcoin matters as a way out when voice is no longer an option"
This talk was held on November 10, 2018 as part of the tour "Internet of money" at the Edmonds Center of the Arts, near Seattle, Washington.
Three highlights of his career
In April 2013 he warned of the risk of having bitcoins on Mt. Gox: “a systemic risk for Bitcoin, a death trap for users and a business run by ignoramuses. "
In April 2014 Newsweek published an article pointing to Dorian Nakamoto as the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Antonopoulos came to his aid and organized a fundraiser. He managed to raise a total of 50 bitcoins to help Dorian.
On October 8, 2014, Antonopoulos responded to questions from the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking and Commerce. He was asked about aspects for a Bitcoin regulation in the country. He warned senators about the possible effects of premature Bitcoin regulation: “wait until the technology is better understood by all of us, there are many applications based on this model that regulating it at this time would stifle the technology in its early days ”.
Books published by Antonopoulos
If you are really interested in Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, Andreas M. Antonopoulos books are probably the best you can find on a technical and informative level.
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