Category: Future of Trends

Ep. 96: How will bitcoin change the world? | Jack Ronaldi

Like many others, Jack Ronaldi was originally dismissive of bitcoin because of his background in economics, finance, and banking. But gradually he became a true believer, and today he writes and thinks about bitcoin's transformative potential, as well as the ways in which its vulnerabilities can be fixed.

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Ep. 95: Pandemics, population decline, and the Fermi Paradox. | Robin Hanson.

Robin Hanson is associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has pioneered concepts like futures markets, the great filter, and grabby aliens which have shaped thinking on problems ranging from the Fermi Paradox to governance.

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Ep. 91: Building cities on the high seas. | Patri Friedman

Patri is an American libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, and theorist of political economy. He founded The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit that explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies.

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Ep. 90: Can we build an immortal human society? | Samo Burja

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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The Best Crypto Podcasts

With an estimated 2 million podcasts in existence, many of them about crypto, there's no shortage of interesting content to be explored. But as with all things, crypto podcasts vary in their quality. What I hope to do here is put my thousands of hours of listening to crypto podcasts to use by helping you narrow your focus to only the highest-value shows.

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Ep. 82: Will bitcoin become a global reserve currency, with Eric Yakes.

Eric Yakes spent years in private equity and corporate finance, all the while intently following Bitcoin. Its development eventually led him to author the book "The 7th Property: Bitcoin and the Monetary Revolution".

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Ep. 81: Nathan Young on forecasting, prediction markets, and designing good policy.

Nathan Young is a corporate strategist and marketing expert who has been exceptionally active in the Effective Altruism movement, the prediction markets community, and in discussions around designing good policy.

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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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