Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science

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In this talk, Andreas ponders the concept of "killer apps" within the constraints and capabilities of blockchain ecosystems, and what the essence of Ethereum is. He also examines the recent influx of money sharks and ICO hype, and what happens when we're too excited to resist the siren song of riches and pass an engine test before aiming for the big boom of a moon orbit. A rocket is what happens when you do governance on explosives, and great power requires even greater responsibility. This talk took place on March 15th 2017 during the Cape Town Ethereum meetup at the Deloitte Greenhouse in Cape Town, South Africa: https://antonopoulos.com/event/cape-town-ethereum-meetup/ RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c TheDAO - Why failure is a necessity for learning - https://youtu.be/2KZTx8IYc9s Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk The Scaling Rites of Passage - https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y 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! Outro 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/)