Andreas M. Antonopoulos

BTC Sewer Rat

What's up with your YouTube emoji of a rat under the bitcoin symbol? What does it mean? Where does it come from? Watch this short video to get the answers and learn how to use the analogy for yourself next time you're talking bankers and bitcoin.

0:00 Lucia asks, What's up with the emoji of the rat under the BTC symbol?
0:23 Bubble Boy & The Sewer Rat Talk
0:59 Bitcoin is secure not because it is protected, like bubble boy, but because it's exposed like the sewer rat
1:20 Bitcoin is the sewer rat
1:40 Others say the banking system is a rat and bitcoin is the rat poison
2:02 The emoji plays both ways

This question is from the October Monthly Q&A, which took place on October 24, 2020. Watch the entire video here: If you want to ask questions early (before the live event), become a Community Builder on Patreon: Patrons get early access to ask questions, view talks, behind-the-scenes content, and much more.

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