Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone’s Pocket


By Andreas Antonopoulos

In this talk, Andreas examines the morality of technology and the politics of fear, including former President Barack Obama’s infamous statement that broad adoption of cryptography and cryptocurrencies would be like having “a Swiss bank account your pocket.”

He argues that the same fear mongering is being used to target journalists and whistleblowers who use these same tools to expose war crimes.

This talk was delivered on June 23rd 2019 for the Bitcoin Association Switzerland’s meetup in Z├╝rich, Switzerland:…

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in Bitcoin. He is the author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money series, and Mastering Ethereum.