07 June 2021 · 0 min read

From the Petrodollar to a Bitcoin Standard with Alex Gladstein & Nic Carter

In this interview, Peter McCormack, host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, talks to Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation and Nic Carter, a Partner at Castle Island Ventures. They discuss the petrodollar system, moving to a bitcoin standard and the benefits that it would have on society.

Episode timestamps:

0:00 Introduction
1:13 The Petrodollar Problem
4:07 Bretton Woods Accord
8:38 Triffin's Dilemma
13:29 Oil, Dollars, & Debt
20:54 Petrodollars vs Bitcoin
23:31 Dollar Hurts Americans
26:24 Petrodollar Destabilizes Middle East
39:36 Unwinding of the Petrodollar?
44:40 Dollarized Countries
50:41 Bitcoin Standard
56:42 Energy FUD

The episode premiered on May 26, 2021.