Bitcoin’s Future with Joseph Bonneau

Joseph Bonneau is co-author of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, a popular textbook. At NYU, he works as an assistant professor exploring cryptography and security. His YouTube lessons teaching Bitcoin have hundreds of thousands of views. His material offers clear explanations of how Bitcoin works.

Since Joseph has a clear understanding of the objective facts around Bitcoin, he is the perfect person to ask about the more subjective topics: the common misunderstandings of Bitcoin; the governance tradeoffs between Ethereum and Bitcoin; proof of work vs. proof of stake.

Joseph believes that the early mainstream cryptocurrency solutions will be largely centralized—and that we are likely to move beyond Bitcoin to more efficient currencies. I enjoyed hearing his reasons behind this perspective.

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