TPB90 – Bitcoin is Winning, What now? with Avik Roy

“The reason why Bitcoin will ultimately succeed is because we are more committed to our success than those who oppose us are committed to our failure.” – Avik Roy

My guest today is Avik Roy. Avik has an extensive background in science, medicine and most recently public policy where he is currently President at The Foundation for Equal Opportunity and Research (FREOPP), a nonprofit think tank expanding economic opportunity to those who least have it. In this episode we discuss how Bitcoin aligns with progressive values by countering wealth inequality, providing financial privacy, and remaining resilient to government control. We explore the evolving political landscape around crypto and bitcoin, the importance of engaging with politicians, the strength of Bitcoin’s social movement, and more.

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