Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

E06 - Stephen Macaskill on Economics, Money, and Bitcoin

Stephen Macaskill is the CEO of Dasset, a trading platform for buying bitcoin and other digital assets. Before digital assets Stephen ran a precious metals company helping people maximize their savings and financial literacy.

In this conversation we talk about:

  • precious metals and gold's role in recent monetary history including Bitcoin;
  • the definition of money and Austrian and Keynesian methodologies within economics;
  • bitcoin and its intrinsic versus subjective value;
  • spontaneous orders, and
  • human cooperation through decentralized autonomous organizations.

00:00 intro
01:23 precious metals and gold's role in monetary history
07:04 WTF happened in 1971
13:27 what is money
19:46 Austrian vs Keynesian
27:35 social data vs natural science
32:59 Bitcoin
39:30 intrinsic vs subjective value of Bitcoin
43:32 on enabling global collaboration
45:52 scaling blockchains
49:13 defining digital assets
51:53 potential of DAOs
59:07 insurance
1:01:23 rapid fire
1:04:02 fin

Some notes from the show:

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Recorded at blockheight 746718. The BCNZ podcast was founded in 2022 by Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura.


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