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Philosophy of Bitcoin from First Principles

In this episode of Lex Fridman podcast, he interviews Robert Breedlove, a decentralized finance entrepreneur, philosopher, and podcaster. They have a long discussion about the philosophy of Bitcoin from the first principles, the nature of money, sovereignty, morality, and much more. Read More

Episode timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction
2:37 - Sovereignty
9:42 - Territorial imperative
14:19 - Property
20:24 - Anarchism
23:03 - Inflation is theft
27:26 - Volatility is truth
32:05 - Taleb and Bitcoin
36:13 - Life is information propogating through flesh
47:12 - Intelligence
51:25 - Space and time
58:07 - Pragmatic truth
1:09:05 - Creative destruction
1:12:54 - Capitalism vs Communism
1:25:38 - Jordan Peterson on religion
1:29:54 - Inflation
1:33:45 - What is money?
1:47:21 - What is Bitcoin?
1:58:27 - Bitcoin vs other cryptocurrencies
2:06:38 - Can governments ban Bitcoin?
2:19:20 - Bitcoin toxicity is tough love
2:32:39 - Crypto scammers
2:41:50 - Eric Weinstein and Bitcoin
2:48:12 - Satoshi Nakamoto
2:52:42 - Money is energy
2:59:56 - Proof of stake vs proof of work
3:02:36 - Morality
3:17:21 - Collapse of the Soviet Union
3:20:51 - Jordan Peterson and Bitcoin
3:33:20 - Book recommendations
3:52:40 - Advice for young people
3:56:11 - Love

The episode premiered on April 18, 2021.

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