The "What is Money?" Show

The Centralized East vs. The Decentralized West | The Balaji Series | Episode 6 (WiM120)

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 Wargaming: East vs. West
00:08:48 A Potential Restructuring of Geopolitical Power
00:12:58 “The Bitcoin Seizure Bill” of the Late-2020s?
00:16:52 A Scenario Where Both CCP and BTC Win
00:19:31 The Fragmentation of Sovereignty in The West
00:22:50 “Three New Deals”: China as the 21st Century Exception
00:26:34 Defense of The Decentralized West vs. The Centralized East
00:30:03 An Optimalist Operates with a Limiting Principle
00:32:31 Bitcoin Breaks All Incompetent States
00:36:23 Looking Deeper into the Coming Centralized vs. Decentralized Struggle…
00:40:38 Decentralization and the Disorganization of Violence
00:45:12 “When there is Anarchy, People Want Leadership”
00:48:20 Human Root Access: The Moral Justifications of Action
00:53:52 China Without the US-Check On It is a Whole Different Animal
00:56:13 Will All Software Backends Go “Blockchain” Eventually?
01:03:17 Re-Bundling Civilization into Sovereign Collectives

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