19 June 2021 · 0 min read

El Salvador: The Whole Story with Jack Mallers

In this interview, Peter McCormack, host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, interviews Jack Mallers, CEO and founder of Zap and Strike. They discuss the story that led to Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador, all the credit due to the community, and his mission to secure financial freedom for all.

Episode timestamps:

00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:13 Peter in El Salvador
00:03:03 Jack's in Bitcoin Beach
00:25:19 An Intense 5 Weeks
00:28:41 The Legal Tender Bill Announcement
00:49:04 Every Economic Agent
00:56:32 Shitcoins in El Salvador
01:01:38 Toxicity is a Commitment to Freedom
01:07:59 Come Down to El Zonte

“From the start, the conversation was about financial inclusion, open systems, open monetary networks, free markets, how the existing financial system is broken, and how in theory, the world is a much more free, economically liberal place if the monetary network is Bitcoin.” — Jack Mallers

The episode was recorded on Thursday, 17th June, 2021.