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Bitcoin Q&A: What’s the Biggest Threat to Bitcoin in 2020?

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What is currently the biggest threat to Bitcoin? 51% attacks? Government crackdowns? Massive failure of the electric grid? Pandemics? …Sharknados?

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0:00 What do you see as the biggest risks to bitcoin?
1:25 I’m not worried about 51% attacks
2:23 Electric failure
3:08 Bitcoin doesn’t need the internet in order to change transactions and blocks
4:03 I’m worried about political attacks
5:10 I’m confident in the robustness, security, reliability and resilience of the system

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