114. Why Bitcoin Changes Accounting with Darin Feinstein
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

114. Why Bitcoin Changes Accounting with Darin Feinstein

May 10 2022 • 2hr 4m
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Show Notes

Most people think of bitcoin primarily as a form of money or store of value, but in this episode Darrin Feinstein argues that it also represents history’s most important accounting innovation. He explains why, as the world’s first incorruptible ledger, bitcoin allows us to remove fraud from the realm of accounting, and bring about a shift from “double-entry” to “triple-entry” bookkeeping. Darin and Saifedean discuss how the global accounting industry might differ in a world where bitcoin is used as the primary from of money, and why the transparency of bitcoin’s ledger makes it a poor tool for criminals. As Chairman of Core Scientific, one of the world’s largest bitcoin mining companies, Darin also discusses some popular misconceptions regarding bitcoin’s energy usage and environmental impact.ResourcesDarin on TwitterDarin thread on bitcoin as an accounting innovationCore Scientific official websiteWorld Economic Forum article “In 2020 Bitcoin will consume more power than the world does today” and Newsweek article “Bitcoin Mining on Track to Consume All of the World’s Energy by 2020”, both published in 2017Bitcoin Net Zero paper by Nic Carter and Ross Stevens. See page 38 for comparison of bitcoin network versus tumble driersDarin recommended account Burn the Bridge on TwitterSaifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin StandardSaifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard
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