Ground Floor Consensus GFC013: Bitcoin And The Great Crypto Schism ( w/ Brandon Quittem)

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Mar 09 2021 . 56 MIN
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GFC013: Bitcoin And The Great Crypto Schism ( w/ Brandon Quittem)

Brandon Quittem of Swan Bitcoin joins this episode to talk about divide between Bitcoiners and those who have a more expansive view of the digital assets space. Quittem and host Ash Bennington dive into the complexity and scale of the issues around Bitcoin, the competing ideologies at play, and the social and political ramifications of digital currencies. Their conversation tackles some of the most important questions in the crypto community—it’s an episode you won’t want to miss.

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Show Notes

Brandon Quittem of Swan Bitcoin joins this episode to talk about divide between Bitcoiners and those who have a more expansive view of the digital assets space. Quittem and host Ash Bennington dive into the complexity and scale of the issues around Bitcoin, the competing ideologies at play, and the social and political ramifications of digital currencies. Their conversation tackles some of the most important questions in the crypto community—it’s an episode you won’t want to miss.


In this Episode:


  1. Quittem discusses Bitcoin versus other protocols and why he is on the Bitcoin side
  2. He talks about market cap numbers, the Bitcoin dominance index, and Bitcoin price action
  3. He covers how technology and money benefit from network effects differently and Bitcoin theory versus practice
  4. He shares his perspective on Bitcoin as a way of decoupling money from the state: what that means, what it looks like in practice, and how governments can guard the onramps
  5.  He breaks down some of the different actors and ideologies in the space and explains the hardline argument for Bitcoin
  6. He addresses Bitcoin and the vulnerability of current Internet – what could disrupt the network and how Bitcoin is set up to survive worst-case scenarios like deplatforming
  7. He talks about the differences between the Bitcoin system and fiat system and his view of how Bitcoin can make the monetary system more honest
  8.  He shares his feelings about the potential for central bank digital currencies and why he is fundamentally against it
  9.  He argues that the surveillance capabilities of central bank digital currencies are dangerous, and explains why he believes Bitcoin is the only way to prevent a surveillance state


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