Bitcoin Q&A: Decentralized power, leaderless governance


Bitcoin’s market-based governance system & the five consensus constituents: developers, miners, exchanges, merchants, wallets. Bitcoin’s “election” is held every 10 minutes and determines the most valid, longest cumulative difficulty chain. Consensus choices have monetary consequences. We need to be patient and have the long-view perspective. Many innovations have been developed over the last two years while bitcoin has been in political deadlock and “failing to scale.” This is a system of hard promises that can be softened (if you choose), that resists takeover, that is leader-less. Some people love free human expression and autonomy; others look at it and think, “Oh, you mean there’s a vacancy at the top? Where do I send my application?” The things we accept and the choices we make today, as participants in this network, will make a huge difference 20 years down the line.

This is part of a talk which took place at the ‘Bitcoins in Bali’ meetup on June 27th 2017 at the Hubud co-working space in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/bitcoins-in-bali-meetup/

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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

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