Do custodial "crypto-banks" and systems threaten bitcoin's potential as hard money, and the financial stability of nations? Being a banker, having a banking license, or being a financial regulator makes you a great thief. Can blockchains change governance in governments? People are misusing the term "blockchain" to mean "database," and fundamentally their business models are not about decentralisation. The problems in democracy have more to do with voter disenfranchisement and apathy about the blue vs. red Goldman Sachs.

These questions are from from a talk which took place on October 11th 2018 as part of the three-day HoshoCon event at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada:

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition:

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN:

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1:

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2:

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) –
French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) –
Russian, 'Интернет денег' (v1) –
Vietnamese, 'Internet Của Tiền Tệ' (v1) –

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4):

Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan ( )
Outro Graphics: Phneep ( )
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