69. The Bitcoin Machine
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

69. The Bitcoin Machine

Jul 9 2021 • 1hr 7m
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In this episode Saifedean talks to regular seminar attendees about why bitcoin operates like a machine. They discuss why – like a washing machine – bitcoin continues to serve people who use it regardless of whether they understand the mechanics of how it works, why bitcoin’s critics are analogous to luddites, and why money should be understood as a private market good, rather than a public good.Links referenced:@s2fmultiple on TwitterFor Ludwig von Mises’ definition of money as a medium of exchange, see “Media of Exchange and Money”, Chapter XVII, in Human ActionFor Murray Rothbard’s explanation of the nature of money see: The Emergence of Indirect Exchange, Chapter 3-The Pattern of indirect exchange in Man, Economy and StateThis passage from Mises’ The Theory of Money and Credit provides an explanation and refutation of the state theory of moneyEnjoyed 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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