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@ -29,12 +29,12 @@ Why won't something else replace Bitcoin?
(pause: 1)
In order for something to replace Bitcoin for saving, it would need to provide
similar and even better properties. While some "cryptos" appear to be scarce
and easy to transport, none of them have the level of decentralisation of
Bitcoin, and that means their rules could change when under pressure. A focus
on decentralisation requires sacrifices in other aspects of the system, and
other projects are not willing to make these sacrifices.
In order for something to replace Bitcoin as a savings mechanism, it would need
to provide similar and even better properties. While some "cryptos" appear to
be scarce and easy to transport, none of them have the level of
decentralisation of Bitcoin, and that means their rules could change when under
pressure. A focus on decentralisation requires sacrifices in other aspects of
the system, and other projects are not willing to make these sacrifices.
The decentralisation of Bitcoin goes beyond the mere technical and
organisational. There is also a culture of decentralisation, which acts against
@ -97,13 +97,13 @@ What is Blockchain?
(pause: 1)
Blockchain is a special type of database for decentralised systems. The members
of a blockchain can be operated by different organisations, and don't need a
Blockchain is a special type of database for decentralised systems. Parts of a
blockchain can be operated by different organisations, and don't need a
hierarchy of permissions. Bitcoin is a first practical example of a blockchain,
and some would argue the only one actually delivering on its promises. While
important for Bitcoin, it is not the only component necessary to achieve
decentralisation in practice. The use of a blockchain in systems which do not
need both high security and high decentralisation is a of dubious utility.
need both high security and high decentralisation is of a dubious utility.
Traditional databases or distributed data stores may be a better fit for such
projects. Compared to them, a blockchain is slow and expensive.
@ -121,7 +121,7 @@ Why do I have to wait for an hour for a transaction?
Once you send or receive a bitcoin transaction, usually you have to wait for
about an hour for the transaction to "confirm". For the blockchain to do its
thing, about an hour needs to pass to ensure there is nothing fishy going on.
This is one tradeoffs Bitcoin provides for its high security. So how can you
This is one tradeoff Bitcoin uses for its high security. So how can you
then use Bitcoin for all kinds of payments if you have to wait for an hour? The
solution Bitcoin offers is scaling in layers. You can think of these layers as
different forms of Bitcoin. The first layer, which is what we have been talking

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Why won't something else replace Bitcoin?
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In order for something to replace Bitcoin for saving, it would need to provide
similar and even better properties. While some "cryptos"
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In order for something to replace Bitcoin as a savings mechanism, it would need
to provide similar and even better properties. While some
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appear to be scarce
and easy to transport, none of them have the level of decentralisation of
Bitcoin, and that means their rules could
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"cryptos" appear to
be scarce and easy to transport, none of them have the level of
decentralisation of Bitcoin, and that means their rules
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change when under pressure. A focus
on decentralisation requires sacrifices in other aspects of the system, and
other projects are not
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could change when under
pressure. A focus on decentralisation requires sacrifices in other aspects of
the system, and other projects are
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willing to make these sacrifices.
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not willing to make these sacrifices.
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The decentralisation of Bitcoin goes beyond the mere technical and
organisational. There is also a culture of decentralisation, which acts
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against
attempts to centralise. There could be something else in the future which is
better than Bitcoin, but as time goes on it is less
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and less likely. It is less
likely now than it was five years ago, for example.
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If Bitcoin is so secure, why are there so many reports about people losing
their money?
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In order to benefit from Bitcoin's security, you need to follow the five
principles of Bitcoin mentioned in an earlier video. Usually, when
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you hear
about Bitcoins being stolen, the people involved violated principle number two:
not your keys, not your coins. They entrusted
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their keys to someone who doesn't
know what they are doing, they left it in an unsecured computer, or their keys
got damaged beyond repair.
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01:35.407 --> 01:43.793
It's similar to someone putting a massive lock on
their house door, but then leaving the lock open when leaving the house.
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If Bitcoin consumes a lot of electricity, do I have to worry about my
electricity bill?
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When Bitcoin was originally launched in early 2009, there was only one software
doing all the work. Gradually, specialised software
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developed for the
individual activities involved in the network. The, nodes, verify the ledger
and enforce the rules. The, wallets, keep
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your private keys secure and initiate
transfers on your behalf. And finally, miners, which consume elecricity and
provide security for
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Bitcoin. In the meantime, mining is a business like any
other. Miners run in data centers and in special containers which can move to
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wherever cheap energy is available.
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What is Blockchain?
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Blockchain is a special type of database for decentralised systems. The members
of a blockchain can be operated by different organisations,
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Blockchain is a special type of database for decentralised systems. Parts of a
blockchain can be operated by different organisations, and
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and don't need a
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don't need a
hierarchy of permissions. Bitcoin is a first practical example of a blockchain,
and some would argue the only one actually
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02:58.291 --> 03:07.420
delivering on its promises. While
important for Bitcoin, it is not the only component necessary to achieve
decentralisation in practice.
03:07.349 --> 03:16.614
03:07.619 --> 03:16.748
The use of a blockchain in systems which do not
need both high security and high decentralisation is a of dubious utility.
need both high security and high decentralisation is of a dubious utility.
Traditional
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03:16.947 --> 03:26.076
databases or distributed data stores may be a better fit for such
projects. Compared to them, a blockchain is slow and expensive.
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Why do I have to wait for an hour for a transaction?
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Once you send or receive a bitcoin transaction, usually you have to wait for
about an hour for the transaction to "confirm". For the
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03:40.379 --> 03:48.492
blockchain to do its
thing, about an hour needs to pass to ensure there is nothing fishy going on.
This is one tradeoffs Bitcoin provides
This is one tradeoff Bitcoin uses for
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for its high security. So how can you
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its high security. So how can you
then use Bitcoin for all kinds of payments if you have to wait for an hour? The
solution Bitcoin
solution Bitcoin offers
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offers is scaling in layers. You can think of these layers as
different forms of Bitcoin. The first layer, which is what we have been
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is scaling in layers. You can think of these layers as
different forms of Bitcoin. The first layer, which is what we have been talking
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talking
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about so far, can be thought of as a settlement layer. On top of it, other
layers with different features are being built. One of
layers with different features are being built. One of the most
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the most popular ones is
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popular ones is
the lightning network, which allows small instant payments.

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