26 Oct '14, 3pm

Rick Falkvinge on freedom, copyright, bitcoin, disruption and regulation:

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, draws parallels between the way the legacy financial industry treats bitcoin, the church treated the printing press and the copyright industry treat file sharing. Rick doesn’t want to stand here in 20 years, saying that Bitcoin was once legal. He sums up the lessons crypto-currency enthousiast can learn from the fights in the past. Five key lessons: 1) Don’t accept their authority over your trade 2) You owe legacy finance nothing 3) Counter the public narrative 4) Look credible 5) Assert Analog Equivalent Rights Presentation includes 13 minutes of Q&A including a question asked at 31:44 to Teunis Brosens, an ING banker who spoke before Rick. Teunis admits Bitcoin is a potential competitor to banks and he does see a future for crypto-currencies.

Full article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LRRA1tBIS8&feature=youtu.be

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