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Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
25 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 5 mins
Saifedean Ammous is an economist and the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, which has been translated into 20 languages. In this episode, he discusses: the basic tenets of Austrian economics and why it is the only school where Bitcoin is possiblehistorical examples of currencies and how they lost their monetary valuethe stock-to-flow model and how Bitcoin fits into that modelthe three functions, or descriptive properties, of money and why Bitcoin fulfills these functionsthe concept of sound moneythe idea of time preference in economics and why he believes it is so importantthe distinction between debt and money, and why they are not the samethe significance of difficulty adjustment and why he believes it is the crowning achievement of Bitcoinwhy he views Bitcoin as the best store of value humanity has ever inventedthe metrics he watches when assessing Bitcoinwhat he thinks is in store for Bitcoin in the future, and whether he still thinks central banks will buy Bitcoin as a reserve currencyhis thoughts on Ethereum and other digital currenciesand his predictions for Bitcoin in the next year Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: https://crypto.com/ Episode links: Saifedean Ammous: https://twitter.com/saifedean Saifedean’s website: https://saifedean.com The Bitcoin Standard: https://saifedean.com/book/ Invest Like the Best episode with Saifedean: http://investorfieldguide.com/ammous/ What Bitcoin Did episode with Saifedean: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/saifedean-ammous-on-understanding-bitcoin-economics Plan B’s stock-to-flow model applied to Bitcoin: https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25 https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/bitcoin-stock-to-flow-cross-asset-model-50d260feed12 Essay on why the stock-to-flow model is wrong: https://www.coindesk.com/why-the-stock-to-flow-bitcoin-valuation-model-is-wrong