The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

--- Dr. Saifedean Ammous ---

Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school's perspective. Listen to the weekly discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website's online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. 45. Bitcoin's energy consumption

    We discuss the economics of energy, based on the chapter on the topic in my Principles of Economics textbook, which is available to subscribers on What is the economic rationale for consuming energy? How has energy use increased the value of human time, helped end slavery, ...


  2. 44. The economics of banning bitcoin

    We look at the economic problems of cracking down on bitcoin, and how that's working out for governments trying it. What can we learn from prohibition of drugs & alcohol? Will India's recent ban on bitcoin be as big a historic mistake as staying on the silver standard in the ...


  3. 43. Bitcoin and market efficiency

    Are markets efficient? How do we think of this question from an Austrian perspective? We discuss how the absence of constants in economics has always been the problem with all quantitative approaches to economic questions, and what bitcoin means ...


  4. Debating Professor Hanke on Bitcoin's value

    Professor Steve Hanke has many decades of experience studying currencies and fighting inflation, but does not see value in bitcoin. He joins Saifedean and Hong Fang, the CEO of OKCoin, to discuss Bitcoin's value, whether bitcoin has intrinsic value, if bitcoin is just a speculative bubble, and if a currency board would ...


  5. 42. The Fiat Standard, Chapters 4-7

    In this seminar we discuss chapters 4 to 7 from my book The Fiat Standard, the forthcoming sequel to The Bitcoin Standard, available to subscribers on How does the fiat standard work internationally? We look at how mining fiat by lending it incentivizes international financial institutions, ...