Bitcoin Q&A: Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism?


Can cryptocurrencies be used to support terrorist groups? First we’d have to displace their most important funding mechanisms, which are the US dollar and oil (some of which our governments gave to them directly). We live in a world where criminals use technology (money, telephones, shoes), but we don’t ban those technologies just because criminals use them. Most of humanity will use them for food, sanitation, healthcare etc. It is a fake promise that we’re going to stop terrorism by controlling everyone’s money, because all it does is exclude billions of people from the global financial system.

More on this topic: https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0?t=5m5s

This is part of a talk which took place on October 19th 2016 at the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands: https://www.meetup.com/BitcoinWednesday/events/234498117/

Event Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/special-edition-19-october-2016/

Presentation Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/antonopoulos-money-under-surveillance/

Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/3MLy5Z5ISeA

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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.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop
Website: https://antonopoulos.com/

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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