Article: The Promise of Bitcoin: An Interview With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Money, Open Governance

The Promise of Bitcoin: An Interview With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

I’ve been interested in cryptocurrencies since the early 1990s. In many ways, my interest stems from my experiences growing up in Greece. I saw the way a currency crisis could wipe out the wealth of an entire generation and it had a big impact on me.

But I would say that my current interest in cryptocurrencies was rekindled in 2012 when I re-discovered bitcoin and began to look into its capabilities in more depth. I am a strong believer in the promise of the Internet to help to re-organize society around global network-centric institutions as opposed to hierarchical structures of power. I view money as simply the latest frontier for the Internet.

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