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Andreas Antonopoulos, is recognized by most people in the know as the most objective and knowledgeable person on bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
He is also a great story-teller who encompasses in his talks and presentations the best of what is possible in society and the world. The last time I was so greatly impressed and inspired by that possibility was more than 10 years ago after reading Thomas Friedman’s book, The World Is Flat. In that book, Mr. Friedman wrote about the impact the Internet would have in altering global markets and the world economy.
“The title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, wherein all competitors have an equal opportunity. As the first edition cover illustration indicates, the title also alludes to the perceptual shift required for countries, companies, and individuals to remain competitive in a global market in which historical and geographic divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant.” Wikipedia
Bitcoin and Blockchain technology will go much much further in transforming the relevancy of historical and geographic divisions in impacting global markets and economies. hth is far ahead all the fear, hope and speculation around price and investment.
“What we have before us in bitcoin and blockchain technology is the biggest disruption in not only financial institutions and financial systems but you will soon see a disruption in the way we live our lives perhaps greater than what we have seen with the Internet, although I do recognize bitcoin, blockchain and other cryptocurrencies are built on top of the Internet. It is will also exceed the disruption the cell phone has had on telecommunications although the blockchain and cryptocurrencies will make use of them as well.
“if all you’re looking at is the price of bitcoin, the opportunity to invest, the crazy messages that are coming from the media from every side, you will be missing the fundamental point. The fundamental point being, this is a new platform, a platform for trust that is global, open completely borderless and egalitarian. And this platform transforms not just finance. Currency is only the first application on this the Internet of money. It is not just money for the Internet. It is a full blown platform for trust.”
Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies are in their infancy although most people again, those in the know, predict their growth, expansion and advancement will occur exponentially, far exceeding what we experienced with the Internet and with cell and smart phones.
I am interested in learning about new non technical businesses ideas and business application for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Anyone, interested in collaborating with a visionary and management expert, I would love to hear from you. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or I invite your public comments below.
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