Andreas Antonopoulos Debates Greece’s ‘Rock Star’ Minister of Finance
It was almost a year ago – MtGox had just collapsed and Newsweek pointed to Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s creator – that Andreas Antonopoulos come onto the Australian radio show Late Night Live to debate Bitcoin with a professor of economic theory at the University of Athens. The professor’s name: Yanis Varoufakis.
Varoufakis, of course, was recently catapulted into the epicenter of world affairs as he was appointed the Minister of Finance of the newly elected Greek government. Determined to restructure Greece’s debts, he has been on a collision course with the rest of the Eurozone ever since, and has even refused to negotiate with the Troika consisting of the European Commission, the ECB, and the IMF. But even though Varoufakis is a firm critic of the European financial policy over the past years, one of his blog posts suggests that he likes Bitcoin even less.
Or does he?
Adhering to the usual talk show format, it is of course no surprise that Late Night Live invited both a Bitcoin advocate and a stubborn skeptic on the show. But surprisingly: it wasn’t always clear which of the two men with Greek blood running through their veins was the advocate, and which one was the skeptic.
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2015-02-12.