25: Bitcoin For The Lucky And Paranoid – Julia Tourianski

25: Bitcoin For The Lucky And Paranoid – Julia Tourianski

 
 
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Bitcoin is a tool for specific uses and types of people

Julia Touranski was one of the first “Bitcoin evangelists” and is the author of “The Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence.” Returning to the podcast, Julia shares stories of luck, skill, and generosity. We ask the questions, if you’re poor, can bitcoin help you? If you’re bitcoin rich should you prepare for doomsday? Julia shares her opinion on the wealth of some bitcoiners and why Edward Snowden and others have criticized them for not giving financial support to causes they claim to support. We finish the episode talking about using bitcoin for 3D gun printing and a financial collapse.

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Julia on Twitter and her home page, and her YouTube channel

Edward Snowden talking about bitcoin at a Bitcoin Conference in 2019

13: Bitcoin Prosperity Or Bitcoin Fantasy – Stephan Livera

13: Bitcoin Prosperity Or Bitcoin Fantasy – Stephan Livera

 
 
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Sound money is necessary but insufficient to create prosperity

Do Austrian Economics principles apply to bitcoin as it functions today? And if so, how do those principles enable bitcoin to help poor people? What other factors besides sound money are necessary to create prosperity? In this episode, Ragnar debates these questions with Stephan Livera, a speaker on Austrian Economics and the co-founder of the Australian Bitcoin education venture Ministry Of Nodes.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Poverty is the default state of mankind
  • Defining not-poverty. Prosperity?
  • Factors of poverty to prosperity: Culture, IQ, values, natural resources, capital, technology, composition of economy, money
  • Role of money in poverty and prosperity
  • Bitcoin and poverty – theory of sound money leading to increasing value of currency, while creating a structural changes to an economy. Has bitcoin alleviated poverty in the past and present?

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