Episode 5: Bitcoin, Philosophy and Greening Bitcoin with Incentive Offsets

I sat down with philosophers Troy Cross and Andrew Bailey to discuss various philosophical questions that intersect with Bitcoin. We also address their new paper that proposes a way to invest in bitcoin without contributing, even slightly, to unsustainable bitcoin mining.

We cover:

– The use of philosophy in today’s world

– Emotion and reason

РCollectivism and individualism 

– Framing Bitcoin’s environmental impact

– Greening Bitcoin with incentive offsets


Troy Cross

Andrew Bailey