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TheTotalConnector#38: Adam Back (PhD) @adam3us -
The Bitcoin Rabbit Hole & The Lightning Conference 2019 in #Berlin.
@LNconf #TLC2019

During the Lightning Conference 2019 in Berlin, I had the pleasure to sit down with Adam Back (cyberpunk, cryptographer, PhD in computer science, CEO/Co-Founder of Blockstream etc.) for an interview.
Adam´s works (#Hashcash used in #Bitcoin #Mining) is cited in the White Paper of #SatoshiNakomoto.
Our fascinating talk deep down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole covers a spectrum of questions and topics:
Lightning: Purpose / Vision/ Challenges
#Scalability / #Privacy / #Security / #OnChain & #OffChain
Finalization of #Payment
Future Developments: #Layer 1 & 2; Interoperability / Splice-In / Channels
#UX / UI / By Default Functions&Features/ "All in One"?/
New Wallets
#Coinjoin & @wasabiwallet / @SamouraiWallet & #Whirlpool
Different Trade-Offs: Convenience, Privacy, Security etc.
Liquid-Chain / Encryption / Block Explorer IPs/ #Tor / VPN
#Education / Self-Responsibility
Multi-Signatures / 2FA
Safe Recovery-Key / User-Control
The Bigger Picture
Bail-In / Negative Rates / Recession / Crash
Keynesianism / Modern Monetary Theory / (Hyper-) Inflation
Investment-Allocation of Bitcoin / Gold / Volatility / Stability /
FOMO / Mass-Psychology /
Stock-to-Flow-Ratio / (Absolute) Scarcity
Digital Gold Asset
Adoption Saturation
Permissionless / Self-Sovereignty / Censorship-Resistance / Privacy Predecessors of Bitcoin / Failures / Centralization
Satoshi Nakomoto´s Vision and Ethos Human Civilization / Evolution / Technological "Zero-to-One" Innovations
Hard & Sound Money / Bitcoin: The New Gold-Standard
Limitations of Gold
Bank Runs
Fractional Reserve Banking & Money
Humanity Not Understanding Money
Low Time Preference & Saving
True Potential & Essence of Bitcoin for Humanity
"The Bitcoin Rabbit Hole"
Improving the Quality of Life for Billions of People with Bitcoin
#Beautiful #Vision: #Evolution.
Podcast-Platforms you can listen to my show:
Apple Podcast: apple.co/2IA2dhV
Google Podcast: bit.ly/31rSymq
Spotify: spoti.fi/2wOfq1k
Breaker: bit.ly/2IzhiQO
Overcast: bit.ly/2R4nnbJ
Pocket-Casts: bit.ly/2XElbKv
Like, share, subscribe, and if you want to support me, write a positive review on ITunes/Apple Podcast or any other Podcast-Platform.

YouTube: youtube.com/c/keyvandavani

Satoshis are welcome, too!

Thank you!
YouTube-Version of my interview with Adam Back @adam3us
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