It's time for a proper Matt Fradd Bitcoin Show
Andrew, how can I get ahold of you? I’d love to have you on my podcast to talk about a Catholic view of money and crypto. I run a small podcast called “Drew The Catholic”, and often have another friend who is a financial advisor on. I think we could all have a great discussion if you’re up for it.
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I came here after seeing you on "Drew The Catholic". I have a lot of respect for Jacob Imam, but I agree that he's probably mistaken in his evaluation of Bitcoin. I appreciate New Polity's warnings of the dangers of the virtual world that is being constructed, and I applaud the community they are building in Steubenville. They may be pointing the way to a better future that doesn't include the Internet, but until we get there, we are working in an Internet world with a lot of problems, some of which appear to be solvable in the near future by Bitcoin. I think both the Steubenville and Bitcoin visions have a place in God's plan.
Bravo, Andy. Would love to see Rochard or Hülsmann debate Imam on PWA. You’re doing yeoman’s work here, brother. Going to ask our priest to read.
Indeed, I just posted this comment on the YouTube segment with Imam-
I think I see and can understand some of Jacob's points- but if he's for sound money, I need to hear more of what he envisions about what that would ideally look like. If BTC hits 90% of that ideal, and he's against it still, then it seems like it's a default vote for the status quo.
BTC takes a lot of power to secure, for sure- but the USD is secured by something like a dozen aircraft carriers and who knows how many nuclear submarines and the power projection implied there. That's a lot of electricity too. A lot.
Consider BTC not as an investment but as something people are opting into as an incorruptible medium of exchange.
I can only agree with him on the "pump and dump" scheming that seems endemic to crypto spaces- but also, there's a number of us who are viewing this as a BTC vs. crypto agreement there. Fiat money puts gasoline on the fire of monetary speculation.
Also, I love the cigar smoke waft over the camera.