Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.
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146 episodes
since Nov. 24, 2017


Location: SkypeDate: Thursday, 22nd AugustProject: The Stephan Livera PodcastRole: HostThe principles of Austrian Economics and Libertarianism have grown in awareness with the rise of Bitcoin. Where Austrian Economists have adopted Bitcoin as the hardest form of money, conversely, Bitcoiners have become aware of Austrian Economics as an alternative model for the economy.Bitcoin is the perfect monetary tool for proponents of both Austrian Economics and Libertarianism. The principles of a free market, removing central banks and taking power away from the state are inherent features of Bitcoin.These topics are hotly debated within the Bitcoin community but can also be difficult concepts for beginner’s to understand. Many have only known a world of identity politics dominated by left and right-wing arguments, and a shift to a society without a state is mostly theoretical. It is useful to explore these subjects, to challenge not only the role of the state but its reach. Are socialist policies flawed? Are salaries caps and minimum wage policies ultimately harmful? Why do free markets outperform regulated markets?In this interview, I speak with my buddy and fellow podcaster Stephan Livera, to learn more about Austrian Economics and Libertarianism. Stephan explains why Bitcoin is the perfect tool for a free market and taking control away from the state.-----Connect with Stephan:- On Twitter @stephanlivera- On LinkedIn- On YouTube- His WebsiteMentioned in the interview:- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt- Bernie Sanders on Joe Rogan- From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State by David Beito- Roderick T Long- The Enterprise of Law by Bruce Benson- Private Governance by Edward Peter Stringham- Chaos Theory by Robert Murphy- The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard- The Myth of National Defense by Hans-Hermann Hoppe- A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism by Hans-Herman Hoppe- Better off Stateless by Peter Leeson- The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism by David Friedman- Deflation and Liberty by Jörg Guido Hülsmann- The ethics of Money Production by Jörg Guido Hülsmann- Lessons for the Young Economist by Robert Murphy- The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous- How is Fiat Money Possible by Hans-Herman Hoppe- Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Herman Hoppe- Human Action by Ludwig von Mises- Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market by Murray Rothbard- Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles by Jesus Huerta De SotoOther relevant WBD podcasts:- WBD127: Saifedean Ammous on Understanding Bitcoin Economics- WBD114: Giacomo Zucco on Why Brexit Is Good for the UK (and Bitcoin)- WBD094: Nic Carter & Pierre Rochard on the Economics of The Lightning Network- WBD044: Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen- WBD036: The Threat of Fractional Reserve Bitcoin from Wall Street with Saifedean Ammous & Caitlin Long- WBD032: Tuur Demeester on the Looming Debt Crisis and Central Banks for Bitcoin- WBD028: Bitcoin Maximalism with Pierre Rochard-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show my doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: Bitcoin | Ethereum | Litecoin | Monero | ZCash | RipplecoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
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