The "What is Money?" Show

Bitcoin and Supranational Sovereignty | The Balaji Series | Episode 2 (WiM116)

Episode Notes

Balaji Srinivasan joins me for a multi-episode series exploring sovereignty in The Digital Age, geopolitical game theory, the future of statism, and how Bitcoin/crypto fits into the picture.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 The Future of a “Price Stable” Fiat Currency
00:04:24 The Future of On-Chain Automation
00:08:30 Bitcoin as Point “Zero, Zero” of Global Digital Economy
00:11:22 The Geopolitical Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis of Bitcoin
00:15:32 The Lindy Effect, Bitcoin, and Technological Disruption
00:19:13 Will Other Forms of Property Become Digitized?
00:22:14 Bitcoin is Both for Power Users and the Marginalized Users
00:25:25 NYDIG
00:26:32 The Polarity of Adoption for Bitcoin and Digital Securities
00:30:44 Satoshi Nakamoto was Not a Bitcoin Maximalist
00:34:43 Bitcoin’s Path Toward Global Dominance
00:37:08 Antiquated Securities Laws and Social Scalability
00:41:55 Holding the Principle Above the Implementation
00:48:57 “There’s Nothing So Good That You Can’t Overdo It”
00:52:54 Champagne Socialism is the Only Kind of Socialism
00:57:06 Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism
01:03:13 The History of Maoism and How China Got Rich
01:11:14 In Communist China, Entrepreneurship was Punishable by Death

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