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Bitcoin and the Global Macroeconomic Landscape

In this episode of Swan Signal Live, a Bitcoin show produced by the Swan Bitcoin team, Brady Swenson aka CitizenBitcoin interviews Lyn Alden, investors and founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Nic Carter, co-founder of Coin Metrics, and general partner at Castle Island Ventures.

They talk about the Fidelity Bitcoin fund news and what it means for Bitcoin, global macroeconomic landscape, recent Jerome Powell's speech, financial products built on Bitcoin, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Episode timestamps:

0:00 Introduction
1:36 Views on the Microstrategy and Fidelity news.
6:10 Will Bitcoin be rehypothecated the way gold was?
10:38 Are exchanges already fractionally reserve banking?
14:00 Views on the Fed’s new inflation policy.
22:50 How will the election affect the economy?
27:56 Can Bitcoin produce a yield like treasuries?
33:30 Financial products built on Bitcoin.
38:17 Do use cases for crypto dollars exist?
44:35 Concerns about the end of the Bitcoin block reward?
51:17 History of financialization.
59:43 How would the finance industry be different on a Bitcoin standard?
1:09:13 Thoughts on central bank digital currencies.
1:14:47 Wrap up.

The video was live-streamed on September 1, 2020.