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 saifedean.com 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. 65. Fiat Farming with Joel from Untapped Growth

    In this week’s podcast Saifedean is joined by Joel, a bitcoiner from Virginia-based regenerative farming business Untapped Growth. Joel explains the damage done to soil by modern agriculture, and how it has its roots in rising time preference and increased short-termism fostered by inflationary monetary policy and government interventions in ...

    06/23/2021

  2. 64. Fiat economic models

    This seminar discusses the problems of economic modeling, using examples from environmental, energy, and macro economics. Saifedean explains how his graduate school experience trying to model energy markets led him to appreciate Mises' calculation problem and the problems of complex quantitative predictive models. What are the problems with attempting to ...

    06/20/2021

  3. 63. Bitcoin efficiency and cost-benefit analysis

    We often hear bitcoin is a waste, but rarely will someone present a full accounting of all the costs and the benefits associated with bitcoin. In this seminar, based on a chapter from upcoming The Fiat Standard, Saifedean attempts a full accounting of the costs that go into making bitcoin ...

    06/16/2021

  4. 62. El Salvador on The Bitcoin Standard

    In this episode Saifedean talks to regular seminar attendees about El Salvador’s recent adoption of bitcoin as legal tender. They discuss how this is a test of the importance of legal tender laws for monetary choice, and the drawbacks of legal tender laws. Will this hasten bitcoin's adoption in daily transactions? ...

    06/13/2021

  5. 61. Why bitcoin can’t be controlled by councils

    In today’s seminar Saifedean talks to regular seminar attendees about the Bitcoin Mining Council: a recently formed group of North American bitcoin miners that aims to “promote energy usage transparency [and] accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide.” They discuss why centralized attempts to alter bitcoin are unlikely to succeed without broad ...

    06/10/2021