Swan Signal - A Bitcoin Podcast

Election Day Special - Alex Gladstein and Marty Bent - E36

Episode Summary

Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, and Marty Bent, author of influential newsletter that often examines the state of our nation, Marty's Bent, and host of the Tales from the Crypt podcast join us. We'll talk about the founding principles of our country, the current state of the union, the fight for privacy, and how Bitcoin might alter our nation's path.

Episode Notes

Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, and Marty Bent, author of influential newsletter that often examines the state of our nation, Marty's Bent, and host of the Tales from the Crypt podcast join us. We'll talk about the founding principles of our country, the current state of the union, the fight for privacy, and how Bitcoin might alter our nation's path.

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Summary:
0:00 Introduction
5:16 State of American democracy
17:59 Tendency of governments toward centralization
28:30 Technology changes the world; law guides it.
33:47 Bitcoin should be protected as free speech
39:19 The future of encryption and the Travel Rule
48:25 State of privacy
52:00 Bitcoin yield curve via lightning
56:52 Future of privacy
1:01:10 Do votes matter?
1:06:30 Central banking will continue printing regardless
1:12:20 Wrap up

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