Robert Breedlove & Erik Cason , The "What is Money?" Show

Bitcoin, Truth, and Power with Erik Cason (WiM122)

25 Jan 2022 • 156 min • EN
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Erik Cason Joins me for an in-depth conversation exploring some of his written works and Kantian philosophy related to the nature of truth and power in the context of Bitcoin’s emergence. Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUEST Erik’s Twitter: Erik’s Website: PODCAST Podcast Website: Apple Podcast: Spotify: RSS Feed: Transcript: OUTLINE 00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro 00:00:08 The Military Value of Cryptoassets 00:05:09 Bitcoin as a Refusal of the Praxis of Violence 00:08:40 Physical Power vs. Political Power 00:11:58 The Nature of True Crypto-Sovereignty 00:16:00 Encountering Truth and Emergence of the Cyphernet 00:21:00 Money as the Prime Mover; Organizations are Applications of Money 00:25:07 The Incentives Underlying Statism 00:29:21 Satoshi as Homo Sacer 00:35:54 Satoshi as a Pioneer of a New Digital Continent 00:43:01 Bitcoin Kicking Off the “Knife Fight Between Nation-States” 00:48:37 Agape and the Encounter with the “Perfect Other” 00:57:48 Human Nature: A Core Component of Bitcoin 01:01:04 NYDIG 01:02:12 An Economic Machine of Truth Requires Proof-of-Work 01:07:54 Bitcoin is Parasiticide to Bureaucracy 01:17:05 Reimagining the Meta-Structures Superimposed on Power Relations 01:21:31 The Inversion of Politics: “Truth, Not Authority, Makes Legitimacy” 01:32:06 Physics-Rooted Encryption Bringing Humans Nearer to Natural Law? 01:40:23 Enlightenment as the Emergence of Nonage 01:47:24 All Human Decrees by Fiat are Attempts at Playing God 01:58:22 A Hopeful Vision for the Adaptation of Statism to Bitcoin 02:02:02 Enlightenment Requires the Free Use of Human Reason 02:11:11 Bitcoin as the Only Antidote to the Self-Deception of Fiat 02:16:09 3% Global Adoption as a Catalyst to Hyperbitcoinization? 02:21:21 “Righteous Anger is that which is Directed at Resolution” 02:27:11 The Risk of a Core Error in Bitcoin 02:29:20 The Paradoxical Concourse of Human Politics 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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