Could you explain what Bitcoin is in a non-technical way that my mother / father / grandparents could understand?

In this talk, Andreas questions whether our ways of measuring success in Bitcoin and open blockchains (such as price, market capitalisation, or being able to buy coffee at Starbucks) make sense, what these metrics reveal about our individual goals, and why we should instead focus on fostering communities founded on principles we want to see flourish in the world.
This question is from the (rescheduled) April Patreon Q&A session, which took place on May 5th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

Note: No offense intended to the all the Bitcoin mums around the world who need no explanation for how this technology works or why it matters.

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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.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop
Website: https://antonopoulos.com/

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.

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Mon

[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money

MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bi

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitc

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations

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