An excerpt a year after the book’s publication — because I keep referring people to this chapter. Buy the book for more!
Your father needs to hear how Facebook tried to plant a data miner atop all of commerce … only to fall flat on their faces, tripped by their own hubris.
“The following episode of The 9pm Edict contains strong language, financial crimes, and some sad truths about humanity.”
There’s no evidence that Facebook’s cleared Diem with regulators in the US, the EU and Switzerland — as they pinky-swore they would absolutely do before launch. But I’m sure they wouldn’t go back on their word.
A book excerpt! Cryptocurrency promoters never detail how they’re actually going to “bank the unbanked.” What would they need to do?
The Blockchain Debate Podcast that I recorded in December is up now!
Christoph Bergmann of BitcoinBlog.de interviewed me about Facebook’s Libra (now Diem), about Libra Shrugged and about Bitcoin.
Digital gold, Bitcoin mining, CBDCs, DC/EP, Libra and Facebook, corporate crypto purchases, Avalanche and mathcoins, Tether and what happens when the music stops. And Craig Wright.
I recorded another podcast with Rachel McIntosh from Finance Magnates — the history of Libra, how Bitcoin-related it is, CBDCs.
A podcast on “Libra Shrugged” with Matthew Aaron, who is now doing Decrypt’s official Decrypt Daily podcast.