Religion & Spirituality
Bitcoin: Is it Money and Is it Good? feat. Andrew Bailey and Bradley Rettler
Have you seen all the hubbub about Bitcoin and wondered what it's all about, but at this point you are too afraid to ask? Join the club! It is a complex topic to get a handle on precisely because it touches on a number of disciplines such as philosophy, politics, economics, computer science, and others.
Luckily we aren't on our own to figure this out. Our guests are here to help guide our exploration of this topic and what it means practically in our lives. Andrew Bailey is associate professor at Yale-NUS college and Bradley Rettler is assistant professor of philosophy at University of Wyoming. They have formed, with their colleague Craig Warmke, a research collective called "Resistance Money" where they aim to understand and evaluate the cryptocurrency phenomenon and Bitcoin more specifically.
We discuss what Bitcoin is, how it works, whether it is money and how it compares to other forms of money like the US Dollar and gold, and also whether Bitcoin is good - good for you and good for the world. There's so much to learn here and we hope this conversation can serve as a helpful primer in your efforts to understand Bitcoin.
Be sure to visit resistance.money to check out Andrew and Brad's work on these topics.
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