Episode 16: Bitcoin and US National Security with Matthew Pines

Today’s guest is US National Security expert and Bitcoin Policy Institute Fellow, Matthew Pines.¬†

We cover:

  • What is the Bitcoin Policy Institute?
  • Why is Matthew focused on Bitcoin?
  • Can Bitcoin support US economic growth and energy innovation?
  • Stability of USD reserve status
  • Freezing gold versus Bitcoin transactions
  • Why is Bitcoin better for the US than gold or a bancor?
  • How effective are sanctions and would any efficacy be compromised by Bitcoin?
  • What kind of conflict would Bitcoin reduce versus possibly augment?
  • Did we just witness Bitcoin democratize the financing of war?
  • Bitcoin and US energy independence¬†