Bitcoin Q&A: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?

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Will governments or international government organisations implement their own centralised cryptocurrencies and ban the mining or ownership of open decentralised ones like Bitcoin? If your government is against freedom of association, expression, commerce, innovation, job creation, is it a democracy? Are you free? You must resist, not only through your choices about which governments get elected but about using alternative systems. People in places like Venezuela are making that choice every day, breaking the law to feed their family. This is a much bigger issue than Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. The first question is from a talk which took place on December 3rd 2016 at the Coinscrum {MiniCon}, hosted by Imperial College in London, England: https://www.meetup.com/coinscrum/events/235709468/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 The second question is part of a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 RELATED: Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism? - https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Is the centralisation of mining in China a problem? - https://youtu.be/GGwHIHBsjbU The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw 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 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)