Bitgenstein’s Table, the Crypto Philosophy Podcast: Exploring the Future of Blockchain

Bitgenstein’s Table, the Crypto Philosophy Podcast: Exploring the Future of Blockchain

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Bitgenstein’s Table: the Crypto Philosophy Podcast applies 2500 years of the wisest human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and economics in order to learn how to make better decisions in the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bitgenstein/support


Bad Memory: 9/11, Crypto Trading Journals, and Courtroom Bias
Jan 19, 2019 • 21 min
Immutability and privacy are key ideas in the blockchain space. Can they help us overcome the poor quality of our memories and of our bodies of evidence? * Subscribe at anchor.fm/bitgenstein ** Emendment: I misspoke in the aside on Aryan Migration, where…
Dan Larimer vs. the Rothschilds: EOS’s URI & Bitcoin as Universal Basic Income
Nov 8, 2018 • 28 min
Universal Basic Income is becoming a hot topic again. Is it a good idea? Why are a number of libertarians in the US jumping on board the UBI train? What about Daniel Larimer’s Universal Resource Inheritance, proposed for EOS? And does Bitcoin already…
TEASER: Dr. Bitgenstein’s Table (video at bitgenste.in/j)
Oct 31, 2018 • 0 min
Dr. Bitgenstein jolts his cryptocurrency bags back to life! Check out the video at https://bitgenste.in/j I’m doing a double-episode feature with the podcast Everything EOS, since EOS has discussed the idea of “Universal Resource Inheritance,” which is…
Fixing Scientific & Medical Publishing with Blockchain, with Manuel Martin Marquez of Orvium & CERN
Oct 19, 2018 • 35 min
This week it’s my pleasure to have Manuel Martin Marquez, of CERN and Orvium, on the podcast. A full transcript (with pictures!) of this interview is available at https://media.icoalert.com/podcast-bitgenstein-cern-blockchain. Academic publishing in…
Kidnapped for Bitcoin: Avoiding Ransom & Wrench Attacks for Cryptocurrency
Oct 11, 2018 • 23 min
This week, we discuss kidnappings & gunpoint attacks demanding cryptocurrency. We often say that cryptocurrency is unseizable. But in one sense, it’s more seizable than dollars in your account: Kidnappers’ crypto accounts, unlike bank accounts, are…
Heresy, Privacy & Censorship #2: A Tale of Two Societies
Sep 13, 2018 • 24 min
Usually, Bitgenstein’s Table discusses philosophy, history, economics, or psychology. Today, it’s a different kind of podcast. In one future, open blockchain has pushed transparency global. Everything is accountable, everything is trackable, everything is…
Heresy, Privacy & Censorship #1: Monero, Peepeth, Kierkegaard
Aug 25, 2018 • 28 min
Early decentralized social networks like Peepeth and DTube are starting to come online, resisting censorship with permanence. Meanwhile, privacy coins like Monero fight censorship with anonymity. Do we want a world of transparent permanence or a world of…
No Bitcoin without Starvation, plus Keynesians, Bank Bailouts, & Tokenizing Robots
Aug 18, 2018 • 24 min
As Minister of Finance, he voted against the 2015 bank bailouts in Greece, and resigned when they passed. He’s worked at Valve (makers of Half-Life and Steam) as economist-in-residence. He’s taught at Cambridge and written popular game theory and…
Heroes & Villains: Twoface, Alma Coin, Zimbabwe, and the SEC
Aug 11, 2018 • 15 min
Throughout fiction and history, we see one story after another where revolutionary heroes become new versions of the villains they replace. Will cryptocurrency be any different? *** Except for the theme, all songs are seat-of-the-pants improv this week.…
ETC, ETH, EOS: or Futurama, Xerxes’ Soft Fork, and Maximum Happiness
Aug 2, 2018 • 27 min
The debate between “Code Is Law” and “Intent of Code Is Law” rages in the blockchain space today, and new responses to events like the 2016 DAO hack and the ensuing decisions by Ethereum and Ethereum Classic continue to crop up. The discussion is really…
Doubt, Descartes, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
FUD stands for “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.” In cryptocurrency, it’s usually spoken of as a bad thing. But modern philosophy, science, social studies, and more have a long tradition of doubting everything, beginning with Rene Descartes. *** Background…
Buddhist Philosophy & the Blockchain Future
Jul 18, 2018 • 41 min
I’m joined this week by my colleague Ryan Dennis (@RyanDennisLive), Head of Content at ICO Alert. Ryan has a captivating passion for the cryptocurrency space and for the good it promises the world. We discuss value, peace, happiness, and what Buddhist…
Is Cryptocurrency Capitalist or Socialist? Libertarian or Liberal? Individualist or Collectivist?
Jul 11, 2018 • 29 min
Is cryptocurrency capitalist or socialist? Libertarian or liberal? Individualist or collectivist? Join me as we explore our tendency to box everything into categories – and why the decentralization revolution is too big to be boxed. *** Some songs are…
All-Time Highs, Telegram Followers, ICO Hard Caps: Wittgenstein’s Table & Making Decisions
Jul 4, 2018 • 19 min
How can we trust the metrics we use to make decisions when we’re exploring projects and making investment, trading, business, and life decisions? We explore the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and how a famous analogy of his, Wittgenstein’s Table and Ruler,…