Andreas M. Antonopoulos is creating Videos, Live Q&A, and Books about Bitcoin & Open Blockchains
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CLICK HERE FOR: PATRON-ONLY RESOURCES
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. So far I’ve published three books, spoken at more than 200 events (many of them free to attend), and have made several hundred freely available educational videos explaining the technology. I’m 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.

I use creative commons licensing because I believe in the commons, the community. I believe this technology can be a great equalizer and that people all around the world can become empowered by learning about this technology - 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
- 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
- want to participate in the Patreon-only monthly live Q&A sessions
- appreciate my work and want to see more of it

Your support, at any level, helps me to continue doing this important work
- Thank you

- Andreas


F.A.Q.


Q: Where, exactly, will my money go if I support you on Patreon?


In 2018, I was able to achieve a lot of amazing things because of your continued support, including:

  • Buying audio/video equipment so that I can record all my talks at much higher quality.
  • Giving away hundreds of books to schools, libraries and universities around the world.
  • A 12-city speaking tour visiting many cities I'd never been to before.
  • Community events with low-cost or free tickets and sponsored tickets for students and those with financial struggles. 
  • An initial website re-design.
  • Translations of my videos into more than 25 languages, with more than 200 videos subtitled and translated.
  • Hiring 3 full-time and 5 part-time staff to massively increase the reach and scale of my educational mission.
  • More than a dozen "Happy Hour" events across the world, to meet the people supporting my work. 
  • Paying for travel and other expenses to go to mainstream conferences for developers, startups and tech companies outside our industry. 

I have BIG PLANS for 2019. We are launching some completely new projects, expanding the reach of education on open blockchains. Your continued support is critical to our mission and makes you part of the team. While you learn from these resources, you also help others learn by making sure we can offer high-quality, neutral, education for free in as many languages to as many people 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.

====

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


Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month
Thank you. You've decided to support this work and I appreciate it greatly. 


As a Patron, you're invited to participate in a monthly patron-only livestream Q&A session. You can ask questions, vote on other patron's questions, and once a month I'll do a livestream where I answer many of the top voted questions.


In addition to the live Q&A sessions, you'll get early access to my latest videos. Finally, you will also get access to the private chat room for Patreon subscribers on Discord. 


You'll also get my enduring gratitude for supporting my work but there's no early access to that.

Includes Discord rewards
Happy Hour for Patrons Only
$10 or more per month
As much as I'd like to get to know every supporter, there's often no time for more than a quick hello at formal events. To ensure we get a chance to chat, I'll host a social Happy Hour (cash bar) in each city where I speak. 


At this level of support, you get early access to videos, participation in the monthly Q&A session, & you+1 will be invited to this Patreon Only event.


*RSVP is required & 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 have a beer together though!

Includes Discord rewards
Local community builder
$25 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage you're effectively sponsoring my speaking costs for a local meetup event or community event in a city where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire local community too!
Includes Discord rewards
Regional community builder
$50 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring a community event in a region where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire regional community too!
Includes Discord rewards
National community builder
$100 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring a community event in a city far from where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire global community too!


Includes Discord rewards
International community builder
$250 or more per month
Wow. I can't even.

As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring an international meetup event in a city far from where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire global community too!
Includes Discord rewards
CLICK HERE FOR: PATRON-ONLY RESOURCES
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. So far I’ve published three books, spoken at more than 200 events (many of them free to attend), and have made several hundred freely available educational videos explaining the technology. I’m 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.

I use creative commons licensing because I believe in the commons, the community. I believe this technology can be a great equalizer and that people all around the world can become empowered by learning about this technology - 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
- 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
- want to participate in the Patreon-only monthly live Q&A sessions
- appreciate my work and want to see more of it

Your support, at any level, helps me to continue doing this important work
- Thank you

- Andreas


F.A.Q.


Q: Where, exactly, will my money go if I support you on Patreon?


In 2018, I was able to achieve a lot of amazing things because of your continued support, including:

  • Buying audio/video equipment so that I can record all my talks at much higher quality.
  • Giving away hundreds of books to schools, libraries and universities around the world.
  • A 12-city speaking tour visiting many cities I'd never been to before.
  • Community events with low-cost or free tickets and sponsored tickets for students and those with financial struggles. 
  • An initial website re-design.
  • Translations of my videos into more than 25 languages, with more than 200 videos subtitled and translated.
  • Hiring 3 full-time and 5 part-time staff to massively increase the reach and scale of my educational mission.
  • More than a dozen "Happy Hour" events across the world, to meet the people supporting my work. 
  • Paying for travel and other expenses to go to mainstream conferences for developers, startups and tech companies outside our industry. 

I have BIG PLANS for 2019. We are launching some completely new projects, expanding the reach of education on open blockchains. Your continued support is critical to our mission and makes you part of the team. While you learn from these resources, you also help others learn by making sure we can offer high-quality, neutral, education for free in as many languages to as many people 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.

====

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


Recent posts by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month
Thank you. You've decided to support this work and I appreciate it greatly. 


As a Patron, you're invited to participate in a monthly patron-only livestream Q&A session. You can ask questions, vote on other patron's questions, and once a month I'll do a livestream where I answer many of the top voted questions.


In addition to the live Q&A sessions, you'll get early access to my latest videos. Finally, you will also get access to the private chat room for Patreon subscribers on Discord. 


You'll also get my enduring gratitude for supporting my work but there's no early access to that.

Includes Discord rewards
Happy Hour for Patrons Only
$10 or more per month
As much as I'd like to get to know every supporter, there's often no time for more than a quick hello at formal events. To ensure we get a chance to chat, I'll host a social Happy Hour (cash bar) in each city where I speak. 


At this level of support, you get early access to videos, participation in the monthly Q&A session, & you+1 will be invited to this Patreon Only event.


*RSVP is required & 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 have a beer together though!

Includes Discord rewards
Local community builder
$25 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage you're effectively sponsoring my speaking costs for a local meetup event or community event in a city where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire local community too!
Includes Discord rewards
Regional community builder
$50 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring a community event in a region where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire regional community too!
Includes Discord rewards
National community builder
$100 or more per month
As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring a community event in a city far from where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire global community too!


Includes Discord rewards
International community builder
$250 or more per month
Wow. I can't even.

As a reward you'll get to participate in the monthly live Q&A session, early access to videos, and, of course, an invitation +1 to the Happy Hour Patreon events.

At this level of patronage, you're effectively sponsoring an international meetup event in a city far from where I'm already located. So thanks, not only from me, but from the entire global community too!
Includes Discord rewards