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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the listener on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the listener with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied the collapse of a civilization. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin's real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments - a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous' firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. Saifedean's Research Papers available on SSRN Saifedean's blog: The Saif House Linkedin Linkedin profile Twitter Twitter profile Saifedean's Udemy course (with a 50% discount) Email Notifications - http://saifedean.com/ 'The Bitcoin Standard' on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central-ebook/dp/B07BPM3GZQ/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1 Follow the best podcasts from the best minds in the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space on twitter. https://twitter.com/bitcoinpodcasts

Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the listener on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the listener with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied the collapse of a civilization. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin's real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments - a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous' firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. Saifedean's Research Papers available on SSRN Saifedean's blog: The Saif House Linkedin Linkedin profile Twitter Twitter profile Saifedean's Udemy course (with a 50% discount) Email Notifications - http://saifedean.com/ 'The Bitcoin Standard' on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central-ebook/dp/B07BPM3GZQ/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1 Follow the best podcasts from the best minds in the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space on twitter. https://twitter.com/bitcoinpodcasts
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the listener on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the listener with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied the collapse of a civilization. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin's real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments - a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous' firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. Saifedean's Research Papers available on SSRN Saifedean's blog: The Saif House Linkedin Linkedin profile Twitter Twitter profile Saifedean's Udemy course (with a 50% discount) Email Notifications - http://saifedean.com/ 'The Bitcoin Standard' on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central-ebook/dp/B07BPM3GZQ/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1 Follow the best podcasts from the best minds in the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space on twitter. https://twitter.com/bitcoinpodcasts

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Episodes

The Bitcoin Standard Presents Saifedean Ammous TOKEN2049 Hong Kong

6/23/2019
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13 March 2019 Saifedean Ammous - Author and Economist As bitcoin enters its tenth year, Saifedean Ammous examines the unique economic properties of bitcoin, how bitcoin is scaling to meet growing demand, and the economic, political, and social impacts of the resort to a hard money like bitcoin.

Duration:00:22:07

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents - Bitcoin Debate with Saifedean Ammous

4/21/2019
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Michael Pento will debate Saifedean Ammous on Bitcoin as a form of money. POLL: Is ₿itcoin Money? https://bit.ly/2UVEFsL Who was more convincing: https://bit.ly/2Fw0V6d Pento: http://pentoport.com/ Ammous: https://twitter.com/saifedean BOOKS: The Coming Bond Market Collapse https://amzn.to/2U0d9NF The Bitcoin Standard https://amzn.to/2HxOTMS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KennedyFinance BitBacker: https://bitbacker.io/user/philipkennedy/

Duration:00:41:30

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous Live in Zurich

2/9/2019
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Recorded Live May 23, 2018 When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic...

Duration:00:52:55

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous Live From Unconfiscatable in Las Vegas

1/27/2019
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard.When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:00:43:21

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous Live in Munich

1/1/2019
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard.When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:01:04:10

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous as Interviewed By Anita Posch

12/12/2018
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This interview originally appeared on Anita Posch's Bitcoin & Co. PodcastBitcoin & Co Podcast - https://bitcoincopodcast.com Anita Posch - https://anitaposch.com Anita Posch's twitter @anitaposchWhen a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable...

Duration:00:56:09

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous as Interviewed By Stephen Livera

11/20/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard.Stephan interviews Saifedean Ammous, Austrian Economics Professor and author of The Bitcoin Standard. In this podcast episode we take a deep dive into the case for Bitcoin as sound money, and what is potentially the hardest money the world has ever seen. We discuss: • Bitcoin as Sound Money • Why using the hardest money is not a choice • Why Bitcoin is difficult to change, and why that's a good thing • How...

Duration:01:21:02

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous as Interviewed by Jeff Deist

10/17/2018
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It turns out the best book on Bitcoin was written by someone who thinks the cryptocurrency is not a particularly good form of payment, not particularly anonymous, and not a good investment for most people. Saifedean Ammous, professor of economics at Lebanese American University, wrote 'The Bitcoin Standard' (Mises.org/BitStandard) to cut through the hype and examine crypto technology through a rigorous Austrian lens. The result is a phenomenal book: pro-gold, pro-Mises, and optimistic about...

Duration:00:49:04

The Bitcoin Standard Presents Saifedean Ammous Live in Madrid

10/7/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard.When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:00:44:41

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous as Interviewed by Zack Voell

9/19/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard.When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:00:59:57

The Bitcoin Standard Presents Saifedean Ammous Live in Miami

8/26/2018
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When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it...

Duration:01:02:40

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous Interviewed By Max HIllebrand

8/5/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:01:25:00

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Presents Saifedean Ammous Live in Vienna

7/12/2018
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Bitcoin Austria presents the book presentation and discussion of Saifedean Ammous: The Bitcoin Standard. Organization: Johannes Grill, Harald Schilly (Bitcoin Austria) Introduction: Constantin Veyder-Malberg (Capital Bank) Discussion: Nikolaus Jilch (die Presse) Venue: Capital Bank, Vienna, Austria Video: Stefan Haselgruber, Isabelle Janda, Alexander Schagerl Date: 2018-05-18 https://www.bitcoin-austria.at Saifedean's Research Papers available on SSRN Saifedean's blog: The Saif House...

Duration:01:37:43

Another Sneak Preview of The Bitcoin Standard Podcast with Saifedean Ammous

6/30/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:00:06:40

A Sneak Preview of Saifedean Ammous' The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

6/24/2018
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Welcome to the audio podcasting home of Saifedean Ammous and The Bitcoin Standard. When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the...

Duration:00:06:27