Robert Breedlove & Balaji Srinivasan , The "What is Money?" Show

Quantifying and Qualifying Decentralization | The Balaji Series | Episode 7 (WiM121)

24 Jan 2022 • 85 min • EN
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Balaji Srinivasan joins me for a multi-episode series exploring sovereignty in The Digital Age, geopolitical game theory, the future of statism, and how Bitcoin/crypto fits into the picture. Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUEST Balaji's Twitter: Balaji's Website: PODCAST Podcast Website: Apple Podcast: Spotify: RSS Feed: Transcript: OUTLINE 00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro 00:00:08 Quantifying Decentralization 00:07:30 Fundamentally, this Model is Quantifying Intuition… 00:14:39 The Goal: Identifying the Most Centralized Component 00:17:20 The Role of Path-Dependence in Decentralization 00:20:00 The Danger of Monoculture 00:25:00 “Trust in God But Keep Your Powder Dry” 00:32:29 Chain Interoperability and an Attack on Bitcoin Mining 00:34:20 Entering the Time of Total Cyberwar 00:37:32 NYDIG 00:38:42 Incentive Blindness 00:44:42 “The Dose Makes the Poison” 00:48:01 Quantity and Quality Metrics 00:51:16 “Revolutions are Judged by their Fruits” 00:57:23 The Pragmatic Calculation of Self-Interest 01:02:56 Legacy Journalism Disabled the Our Early Warning System 01:08:30 The Most Important Ethical Question of the 21st Century 01:11:26 What Drives Balaji? And Where is the World Going Next? 01:17:57 Mathematical Advancement as the Primary Metric for Civilization SOCIAL Breedlove Twitter: WiM? Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: TikTok: All My Current Work:​ WRITTEN WORK Medium: Substack: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Sats via Strike: Sats via Dollars via Paypal: Dollars via Venmo: The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES Worldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Join Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): Automatic Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Buy Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Home Delivered Organic Grass-Fed Beef (Spend $159+ for 4 lbs. free): Buy Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn:

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