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Bitcoin Q&A: Bitcoin as everyday currency

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    How will Bitcoin's infrastructure scale to an everyday currency? When will a business model of small retail transactions make economic sense for cryptocurrencies? What stage of grief are the banks at now?

    This question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron:

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    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.

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    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.




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