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

The Centralized East vs. The Decentralized West | The Balaji Series | Episode 6 (WiM120)

24 Jan 2022 • 66 min • EN
66 min
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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 Wargaming: East vs. West 00:08:48 A Potential Restructuring of Geopolitical Power 00:12:58 “The Bitcoin Seizure Bill” of the Late-2020s? 00:16:52 A Scenario Where Both CCP and BTC Win 00:19:31 The Fragmentation of Sovereignty in The West 00:22:50 “Three New Deals”: China as the 21st Century Exception 00:26:34 Defense of The Decentralized West vs. The Centralized East 00:30:03 An Optimalist Operates with a Limiting Principle 00:32:31 Bitcoin Breaks All Incompetent States 00:36:23 Looking Deeper into the Coming Centralized vs. Decentralized Struggle… 00:40:38 Decentralization and the Disorganization of Violence 00:45:12 “When there is Anarchy, People Want Leadership” 00:48:20 Human Root Access: The Moral Justifications of Action 00:53:52 China Without the US-Check On It is a Whole Different Animal 00:56:13 Will All Software Backends Go “Blockchain” Eventually? 01:03:17 Re-Bundling Civilization into Sovereign Collectives 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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