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The Coinshares 2022 report: How much power does bitcoin mining use?

Much has been made about Bitcoin's power usage, but what do the actual numbers say about the energy and carbon emissions which mining produces? This report tries to answer this crucial question.

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Ep. 80: George Selgin on monetary economics and cryptocurrency.

George Selgin. George Selgin is a senior fellow and director emeritus of the the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute, and his research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory, and the history of monetary thought.

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Ep. 79: John Spencer on the future of space tourism.

John Spencer is a pioneering outer space architect with design awards from NASA for his work on the International Space Station (ISS). He is the founder of the Space Tourism Society, co-founder of the Space Tourism Conference, and co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mars World Enterprises, Inc.

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Ep. 78: Elaine Pofeldt on building a very small, very profitable business

Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist and speaker specializing in careers and entrepreneurship. In 2018 she published a well-received book called "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business", and today she's joining us to discuss her newest book "Tiny Business, Big Money".

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Ep. 77: Velina Tchakarova on geopolitics, energy economics, and the Russian of Ukraine.

Velina Tchakarova is the Director at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna, Austria. Her work includes research, consulting, and lectures on Global System Transformation and the geostrategy of global actors.

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Ep. 76: Samo Burja on Russia, Ukraine, and the new, emerging global order.

Samo Burja is a sociologist and the founder of Bismarck analysis, a firm that analyzes institutions from governments to companies. His research work focuses on the causes of societal decay and flourishing, and he writes on history, epistemology and strategy.

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Ep. 74: Lyn Alden on inflation, investing, and cryptocurrencies.

Lyn Alden began her career as an electrical engineer in the aviation industry before pivoting full-item into investment. Featured across major media and popular podcasts, Lyn focuses on macroeconomic research for retail and institutional clients, and in recent years has taken a progressively deeper look at digital assets such as bitcoin.

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Ep. 70: Kerry Vaughan on the history of science and building intellectually generative communities.

Kerry Vaughan is the Program Manager for Early Stage Science at Leverage Research. He studies the history of successful attempts at generating scientific knowledge in nascent fields, the characteristics these attempts share, and the historical relationship between failures in scientific ethics and slowdowns in scientific advance.

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Ep. 69: Ben Landau-Taylor on social technology, institutions, and the future.

Ben Landau-Taylor is a senior researcher at Bismarck Analysis, where he focuses on power, industry, economics, and social dynamics.

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