Episode 26: Bitcoin, Conservation and Reducing Gold’s Monetary Premium with Gilles Buck

My guest today is Gilles Buck, teacher and founder of the Bitcoin Nature Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity dedicated to habitat restoration, conservation and rewilding. A lifelong environmentalist and educator, he believes that Bitcoin can be leveraged to improve conservation and reform the environmental movement.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Gilles’ Bitcoin journey from investment to advocacy
  • Bitcoin and complex systems
  • What compelled Gilles to start the Bitcoin Nature Fund
  • Illegal gold mining in Peru
  • Reducing gold’s monetary premium