The "What is Money?" Show

Quantifying and Qualifying Decentralization | The Balaji Series | Episode 7 (WiM121)

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 Quantifying Decentralization
00:07:30 Fundamentally, this Model is Quantifying Intuition…
00:14:39 The Goal: Identifying the Most Centralized Component
00:17:20 The Role of Path-Dependence in Decentralization
00:20:00 The Danger of Monoculture
00:25:00 “Trust in God But Keep Your Powder Dry”
00:32:29 Chain Interoperability and an Attack on Bitcoin Mining
00:34:20 Entering the Time of Total Cyberwar
00:37:32 NYDIG
00:38:42 Incentive Blindness
00:44:42 “The Dose Makes the Poison”
00:48:01 Quantity and Quality Metrics
00:51:16 “Revolutions are Judged by their Fruits”
00:57:23 The Pragmatic Calculation of Self-Interest
01:02:56 Legacy Journalism Disabled the Our Early Warning System
01:08:30 The Most Important Ethical Question of the 21st Century
01:11:26 What Drives Balaji? And Where is the World Going Next?
01:17:57 Mathematical Advancement as the Primary Metric for Civilization

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