83. Bitcoin Maximalism, Altcoins and Satoshi with Pete Rizzo
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83. Bitcoin Maximalism, Altcoins and Satoshi with Pete Rizzo

Oct 7 2021 • 2hr 8m
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October 4th 2021.In this episode Saifedean talks to bitcoin journalist Pete Rizzo about bitcoin maximalism, altcoins and Satoshi. They discuss objectivity in journalism, what constitutes a “neutral” stance on altcoins for journalists, and how bitcoin differentiates itself from other cryptocurrencies through its high degree of decentralization. They also discuss the role that Satoshi and his disappearance had in shaping today's bitcoin, and whether Satoshi was motivated by studying Austrian economics. They also discuss the late Mircea Popescu's underrated role in articulating and demonstrating bitcoin's immutability, resistance to capture, and sovereignty. In the Q&A session, Pete answers questions about potential attack vectors for bitcoin and explains his views on the likelihood of hyperbitcoinization.Related links:Pete’s article Against Cryptocurrency: The Ethical Argument for Bitcoin Maximalism on ForbesThe Yield On Money Reconsidered by Hans Hermann HoppeArticle explaining that a quarter of all Ethereum nodes run on AWSPete’s Bitcoin Magazine article The Last Days of SatoshiThe Blocksize War by Jonathan Bier of Bitmex Research Murray Rothbard’s views on moneyPete Rizzo’s obituary of Mircea PopescuOfficial blog of Mircea PopescuOutline of Knut Svanholm’s argument on hyperbitcoinization, referenced during the Q&APete Rizzo’s profiles on Twitter, Bitcoin Magazine and ForbesEnjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a member. Find out more here.THE BITCOIN STANDARD TOOLKIT/SPONSORSNYDIG - https://nydig.comCyphersafe - OKCoin - - - App -
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