Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Bitcoin Outlook 2021
Ep. 92

Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Bitcoin Outlook 2021

Episode description

My guest is Andreas M. Antonopoulos, who has been one of my biggest inspirations on my Bitcoin journey. We are discussing Bitcoin, the ultimate fairness system, why we need to strengthen privacy now, and his outlook for 2021. His talks have been inspiring and ensuring that is the space where my personal values and ethics find a place to work on something that is bigger than me, where I can contribute to changing the world to become a better place. Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a bitcoin and open blockchains educator, he coined the terms “Not your keys, not your coins” and “streaming money” and is the author of Mastering Bitcoin, the Internet of Money series and is currently working on the book Mastering the Lightning Network.

Our topics:

  • Bitcoin, the fairness protocol
  • The danger of changes to the consensus protocol
  • Good bitcoin addresses, bad bitcoin addresses
  • The propaganda of self-hosted wallets
  • Fight for privacy
  • Taproot activation, Schnorr signatures
  • Doing Coinjoins, Wasabi, Samourai wallet
  • Outlook for the Lightning Network 2021
  • Kraken implementing Lightning
  • Phoenix, Breeze, Strike wallets
  • Macro-outlook for Bitcoin in 2021

“Resisting isn’t something that you do by breaking the law. Resisting is something you do by innovating to make the law irrelevant, obsolete, and ridiculous. Right. So how do you do that? By implementing consensus changes to the protocol, that strengthen privacy faster than they make changes. We need to strengthen privacy now, and fight back.” – Andreas M. Antonopoulos

“If you see too much drama happening around the price, switch your focus. It always works for me. Go back into the technology. Focus on education. There’s billionaires on Twitter and on TV going: blahblahblahblahblah. Turn them off.” – Andreas M. Antonopoulos