86. Layered Money with Nik Bhatia
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

86. Layered Money with Nik Bhatia

Oct 22 2021 • 2hr 2m
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In this episode Saifedean talks to Nik Bhatia, author of Layered Money. They begin by discussing Nik’s first essays on bitcoin, The Time Value of Bitcoin and The Lightning Network Reference Rate, and why Nik thinks “Lightning banks” are on their way. They move on to talk about Nik’s book, starting with an overview of how “layered money” developed on top of gold through financial institutions, and how this eventually culminated in the emergence of a pure fiat financial system. Nik and Saifedean also discuss money as it exists today, including the role of central banks and the eurodollar system. They end with a discussion of what the financial system of the future will look like, including why Nik is confident that both bitcoin and the US dollar will continue to exist throughout his lifetime, and why we should be concerned about the rise of CBDCs. ResourcesNik’s 2018 essay The Time Value of Bitcoin.Nik’s 2019 essay The Lightning Network Reference Rate.Nik’s book Layered Money on Amazon.Explanation of the Bretton Woods System on Mises Wiki.Bank of International Settlements paper on the Triffin Dilemma, referenced in Layered Money.Bank of International Settlements paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies, referenced in Layered Money.1971 paper by Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, The Euro-dollar Market: Some First Principles, referenced in Layered Money.Enjoyed 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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