Andreas M. Antonopoulos

is creating Videos, Live Q&A, and Books about Bitcoin & Open Blockchains

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As an Architect, you get to:
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
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  • 10% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop

With your support at the Architect level, you help me and my team draw the blueprints that frame our entire educational plan for the year. You'll also get my enduring gratitude for supporting my work.

Thank you! 
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As an Assembler, you get to:
  • Access Behind-the-Scenes Posts (photos and content), including Blooper Reels + More
  • Hang Out with Me & Other Community Builders at a Happy Hour Event* (when I'm in your city)
  • Have Early Access to Discounted Tickets to Events (when available)
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
Assembler Discounts and Merch:
  • Use a 10% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop
  • Receive a Free Exclusive Community Builder Sticker (shipped after 3 months as an Assembler)
With your support as an Assembler, you help me and my team sponsor meetup groups and events around the world with free educational resources. And you're invited to assemble together for a special Happy Hour when I visit your city at this level of support. You'll also get my enduring gratitude for supporting my work.

Thank you!


*RSVP for the Happy Hour is required, space is limited, & although you'd never dream of asking, for the record, I won't be giving business, security, financial, or legal advice at these events. We can chat about other things though!
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As a Crafter, you get to:
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Posted During the Monthly Livestream Q&A* (after 3 months as a Crafter)
  • Access Behind-the-Scenes Posts (photos and content), including Blooper Reels + More
  • Hang Out with Me & Other Community Builders at a Happy Hour Event (when I'm in your city)
  • Have Early Access to Discounted Tickets to Events (when available)
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
Crafter Discounts and Merch:
  • Use a 15% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop
  • Receive a Free Exclusive Community Builder Mug (after 3 months as a Crafter)

With your support as a Crafter, you help me and my team craft regular video content that we release to help educate the world about bitcoin and open blockchains. You'll also get my enduring gratitude for supporting my work.

Thank you!


*Seeing your name posted is an opt-in feature. You’ll be given an opportunity to opt-in by filling out a form, we will not automatically add your name to anything.
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As a Developer, you get to:
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Listed in my latest The Internet of Money Book* (when released)
  • Access Free Tickets to Events (when available)
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Posted During the Monthly Livestream Q&A* (after 3 months as a Developer)
  • Access Behind-the-Scenes Posts (photos and content), including Blooper Reels + More
  • Hang Out with Me & Other Community Builders at a Happy Hour Event (when I'm in your city)
  • Have Early Access to Discounted Tickets to Events (when available)
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
Developer Discounts and Merch:
  • Use a 15% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop
  • Receive a Free Exclusive Community Builder T-Shirt (after 3 months as a Developer)
With your support as a Developer, you're effectively helping me and my team develop new educational content across platforms: books, how-to videos, new podcast episodes and more. You're also helping to sponsor a community meetup event in a city near where I'm visiting.

Thank you!

*Seeing your name posted is an opt-in feature. You’ll be given an opportunity to opt-in by filling out a form, we will not automatically add your name to anything.
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Exclusive "Community Builder 2020" T-Shirt, sent in 3 months

Engineer

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As an Engineer, you get to:
  • Receive a Personalized Short Video from Me
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Listed in my latest The Internet of Money Book* (when released)
  • Access Free Tickets to Events (when available)
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Posted During the Monthly Livestream Q&A* (after 3 months as an Engineer)
  • Access Behind-the-Scenes Posts (photos and content), including Blooper Reels + More
  • Hang Out with Me & Other Community Builders at a Happy Hour Event (when I'm in your city)
  • Have Early Access to Discounted Tickets to Events (when available)
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
Engineer Discounts and Merch:
  • Use a 20% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop
  • Receive a Free Exclusive Community Builder Hoodie (after 3 months as an Engineer)
With your support as an Engineer, you're effectively helping me and my team find and implement new ways to reach international audiences with books, how-to videos, podcast episodes and more. You’re also helping us to engineer international meetup events in a city far from where I'm already visiting.

Thank you!

*Seeing your name posted is an opt-in feature. You’ll be given an opportunity to opt-in by filling out a form, we will not automatically add your name to anything.
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Producer

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Wow. I can't even.

As a Producer, you get to:
  • Attend Virtual Happy Hour Events Twice per Year
  • Receive a Personalized Short Video
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Listed in my latest The Internet of Money Book* (when released)
  • Access Free Tickets to Events (when available)
  • See Your Name, Nickname, or Pseudonym Posted During the Monthly Livestream Q&A* (after 3 months as a Producer)
  • Access Behind-the-Scenes Posts (photos and content), including Blooper Reels + More
  • Hang Out with Me & Other Community Builders at a Happy Hour Event (when I'm in your city)
  • Have Early Access to Discounted Tickets to Events (when available)
  • Ask Your Questions for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote Questions Up or Down for the Monthly Livestream
  • Vote in Polls to Help Us Make Decisions
  • Have Early Access to New Videos
  • Have Early Notice for aantonop Live Events
  • Access a Back Catalog of Patron-Only Posts
  • Connect with Other Community Builders on Discord
  • Feel Good for Supporting Free Educational Resources
Producer Discounts and Merch:
  • Use a 25% Discount Code for Purchases at aantonop Shop
  • Receive All of the Free Exclusive Community Builder Swag: Sticker, Mug, T-Shirt, AND Hoodie (after 3 months as a Producer)
As a Producer, you're assisting me and my team to produce high-quality education in the form of talks, videos, podcasts, and more in multiple languages to communities all around the world. You're essentially helping to produce all of the content we release.

Thank you for helping us unbank the world!

*Seeing your name posted is an opt-in feature. You’ll be given an opportunity to opt-in by filling out a form, we will not automatically add your name to anything.
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  • Exclusive Sticker - Exclusive "Community Builder 2020" Sticker, sent in 3 months
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive "Community Builder 2020" Mug, sent in 3 months
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Exclusive "Community Builder 2020" T-Shirt, sent in 3 months
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Exclusive "Community Builder 2020" Hoodie, sent in 3 months

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About


The bitcoin and open blockchain community is drowning in corporate propaganda. Objective, independent and strong voices that are not beholden to promoting special interests can make a huge difference in the narrative.

Hi! I’m Andreas M. Antonopoulos and since 2012, when I found bitcoin and became obsessed with the technology, I’ve worked to become one of those objective, independent, and strong voices.

Thanks to the help of Patreon Community Builders, I’ve published five books, made 250+ appearances including events and local meetups (many of them free to attend), and have made hundreds of freely available educational videos explaining the technology. I’ve also been able to hire a team to help support all of the content creation I do so that I can continually provide you with new and exciting educational information across audio, video, and written platforms. Much of my work is free and open source. My team and I are passionate about this technology and the ways it can be used to give choice to the choiceless, voice to the voiceless, and power to the powerless.

If you're here, you’ve probably seen some of my work already and you realize how much time, money, and effort goes into producing original content with an independent perspective. What you might not know is that almost all of the content I produce is both free and open-source, and will remain so forever. It’s available under creative commons licenses; anyone can read and share the content for free. More importantly, anyone can re-use, mashup, translate, re-invent and even commercialize this work. In fact, I encourage it!

I use creative commons licensing because I believe in the commons, the community. I believe bitcoin and open blockchain technology can be a great equalizer and that people all around the world can become empowered by learning about this technology. Together, we can change our own communities and build new organizations that can benefit us all. If you share this vision, and can afford to support it, then please do so.

Consider becoming a patron if you:
  • have learned about bitcoin and open blockchains from my talks or articles
  • want to ask questions for the monthly YouTube Livestream Q&A sessions
  • are interested in supporting more educational content creation, including books, videos, and the Unscrypted podcast
  • want to become a part of this community of other passionate individuals
  • have sent my work to a friend, colleague, or "naysayer" to teach them about this tech
  • are tired of the corporate agenda driven talks that seem to dominate the industry
  • value free educational resources for yourself and the community
  • appreciate my work and want to see more of it
Your support, at any level, helps my team and I continue doing this important work, and we are grateful for it always.

Thank you!
- Andreas

F.A.Q.

Q: Where, exactly, will my money go if I support you on Patreon? The support of this community has enabled our team to achieve a lot of amazing things, including:

  • Publishing ad free educational videos on my YouTube channel, now with more than 195,000 subscribers!
  • Giving away hundreds of books to schools, libraries, community groups, and universities around the world.
  • Launching "Unscrypted", a free podcast version of some my most popular talks in order to reach a whole new audience.
  • Sponsoring speaking tours where I visit bitcoin and open blockchain communities around the world and meet some of you at my patron-only Happy Hour events.
  • Translations of my videos into more than 25 languages, with more than 200 videos subtitled and translated.
  • Speaking at community events with low-cost or free tickets and sponsored tickets for students and those with financial struggles.
  • Hiring staff members (a mix of full-time, part-time and contracted) to massively increase the reach and scale of my educational mission.
  • Buying audio/video equipment so that I can record and deliver video talks at much higher quality.
  • Building local bitcoin and open blockchain communities by donating free books and occasional in-person appearances. 
  • and much more
Your support as a Patreon Community Builder is critical to our mission and makes you part of this team. While you learn from these resources, you also help others learn by making sure we can offer high-quality, neutral education for free for as many people as possible in as many languages as possible.

What your donation does not fund:
Your pledge does not purchase my speech: Quite the opposite, in fact, your donations give me the independence to speak my mind. My political, social, and philosophical views may differ from yours. I’m passionate about justice; I’m incensed at injustice and I proudly speak up about issues that are important to me. I hope you do too. The world is a better place when people are not afraid to speak truth.

Your pledge does not fund my fun and it isn’t my only source of income: Patreon supports my work, but the donations alone are not (yet) enough to support the team and projects to reach all of our goals and beyond. We dream big.

Q: Why aren't you fundraising in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency?

One of the best features about bitcoin is that it isn't suited for recurring payments. With bitcoin, you would need to authorize the payment monthly, every single month; which is a huge hassle for most people. In the future we might be able to use a smart contract for recurring payments but we're not there yet. For now, Patreon represents the best option for this kind of ongoing fundraising. A consistent, recurring stream of income allows me to budget and plan for the long term. I do accept bitcoin donations on my website at https://aantonop.com/donate/  

Q: How can I connect with you on social media?

While social media can be a great way to connect, it's become a haven of impersonation. There is no way to control the number of impersonation accounts, so instead I'm listing my real accounts here to help you know if you're actually connected to me or an imposter.

Remember, I will never ask for investment, give investment advice, or tell you to send your cryptocurrency to me or anyone else. I do not endorse companies or people.

Connect on Twitter:https://twitter.com/aantonop
Subscribe on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/aantonop
Follow on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/amantonop
(Notice this account is different from Twitter, YouTube, and the website.)
Follow on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AndreasMAntonopoulos/
Explore the Website: https://aantonop.com



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La comunidad de bitcoin y open blockchain se está ahogando en la propaganda corporativa. Las voces objetivas, independientes y fuertes que no están obligadas a promover intereses especiales pueden hacer una gran diferencia en la narrativa.

Hola. Soy Andreas M. Antonopoulos y desde 2012, cuando encontré bitcoin y me obsesioné con la tecnología, he trabajado para convertirme en una de esas voces objetivas, independientes y fuertes. Hasta ahora he publicado tres libros, hablado en más de 200 eventos (muchos de ellos gratuitos para asistir), y he hecho varios cientos de videos educativos gratuitos que explican la tecnología. Me apasiona esta tecnología y las formas en que se puede utilizar para elegir a los que no tienen opciones, la voz a los que no tienen voz y el poder a los que no tienen poder.

Si está aquí, probablemente ya haya visto parte de mi trabajo y se da cuenta de cuánto tiempo, dinero y esfuerzo que yo he dedicado a producir contenido original con una perspectiva independiente. Lo que quizás no sepa es que casi todo el contenido que produzco es gratuito y de código abierto, y seguirá siéndolo para siempre.

Está disponible bajo licencias de Creative Commons; Cualquiera puede leer y compartir el contenido de forma gratuita. Más importante aún, cualquier persona puede reutilizar, combinar, traducir, reinventar e incluso comercializar este trabajo.Utilizo las licencias de Creative Commons porque creo en los comunes, la comunidad. Creo que esta tecnología puede ser un gran ecualizador y que las personas de todo el mundo pueden fortalecerse al aprender sobre esta tecnología; podemos cambiar nuestras propias comunidades y crear nuevas organizaciones que puedan beneficiarnos a todos.

Si comparte esta visión y puede respaldarla, por favor hágalo.

Considera convertirte en un patrón si:
- ha aprendido sobre bitcoin y open block chain de mis charlas o artículos
- ha enviado mi trabajo a un amigo, colega o "negador" para enseñarles sobre esta tecnología
- está cansado de las conversaciones impulsadas por la agenda corporativa que parecen dominar la industria
-valora los recursos educativos gratuitos para usted y la comunidad.
- quiere participar en las sesiones mensuales de preguntas y respuestas en vivo solo para Patreon
- aprecia mi trabajo y quiere ver más.

Su apoyo, en cualquier nivel, me ayuda a continuar con este importante trabajo.

Gracias

- Andreas


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