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Join Bram Kanstein (https://x.com/@bramk) and his guests on a discovery journey to learn how the current financial system works, why it is flawed, and why Bitcoin is the most relevant technology that Millennials should understand and adopt. Not only for themselves but especially for their families.

Bitcoin for Millennials Bram Kanstein

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Join Bram Kanstein (https://x.com/@bramk) and his guests on a discovery journey to learn how the current financial system works, why it is flawed, and why Bitcoin is the most relevant technology that Millennials should understand and adopt. Not only for themselves but especially for their families.

    Jeff Booth: Why Bitcoin is bigger than you think - BFM028

    Jeff Booth: Why Bitcoin is bigger than you think - BFM028

    I am delighted to welcome Jeff Booth back for another recording! Jeff Booth is an entrepreneur, investor, and thought leader who has navigated the intersections of technology and economics for decades. He already shared some great insights in episode 10, and today we dive into a thought-provoking piece of his, called 'The Greatest Game’. A compelling narrative that challenged my perceptions of economic systems, the intrinsic value of Bitcoin, and the transformative power of technology.

    → ‘The Greatest Game’ article: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-greatest-game-b787ac3242b2

    → Follow Jeff on https://x.com/jeffbooth

    → Jeff’s website: https://jeffbooth.ca

    → Jeff’s book ‘The Price of Tomorrow’: https://www.amazon.nl/Price-Tomorrow-Deflation-Abundant-Future/dp/19992574

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    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    01:45 - Bitcoin as a New Model in the Financial World
    05:24 - The Personal Journey and Paradigm Shift
    13:56 - Creative Destruction and Bitcoin's Role
    16:23 - Bitcoin as a Protocol
    18:11 - Entrepreneurs and Bitcoin Adoption
    21:36 - Bitcoin as a New Paradigm
    26:34 - The Necessity of Failure and Bitcoin's Role
    35:19 - Technological Advancement and Inflationary Monetary
    39:42 - Bitcoin as a Solution to Deflationary Technological Progress
    42:42 - The Power of Technology and Communication
    43:17 - The Importance of Individual Belief Systems
    45:05 - Taking Personal Responsibility for Change
    47:47 - Inspiring Change Through Positive Influence
    49:45 - The Transition to a New System
    51:07 - The Impact of Digital Scarcity on Economics
    52:30 - Abundance and Scarcity in the Current System
    55:06 - The Centralization of Power and Money
    56:46 - The Role of Individuals within Large Organizations
    59:02 - The Journey Towards Bitcoin Adoption
    59:57 - The Potential of Bitcoin as a Global Reserve Currency
    01:03:47 - Overcoming Misconceptions and Resistance
    01:06:01 - The Journey Towards a New System

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Zach Herbert: Take control over your money and life - BFM027

    Zach Herbert: Take control over your money and life - BFM027

    Zach Herbert is Co-founder and CEO of Foundation Devices, a company building Bitcoin-centric and open-source tools that empower you to reclaim your digital sovereignty. We discuss the significance of Bitcoin and the crucial role of self-custody, the concepts of sovereignty and freedom, how Bitcoin is infiltrating Wall Street, why Bitcoin particularly strikes a chord with millennials, given our technological upbringing and disillusionment with the traditional financial systems, and share the enjoyment of observing Bitcoin's unfolding journey.

    → Follow Zach on https://x.com/zachherbert

    → Foundation website: https://foundationdevices.com

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    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    01:04 - Discovering Bitcoin and Initial Misunderstandings
    04:21 - Understanding Sovereignty and Freedom
    07:47 - Challenges of Self-Custody and Education
    09:43 - The Rise of Bitcoin ETFs
    13:00 - Educating People about Self-Custody
    16:00 - The Impact of ETFs on Bitcoin Adoption
    17:27 - Understanding Bitcoin from Technical to Philosophical
    20:16 - Bitcoin's Resonance with Millennials
    23:46 - Institutional Adoption and Self-Custody
    27:37 - Bitcoin as a Response to Mistrust and Resentment
    30:56 - The Entertainment and Pleasure of Bitcoin's Journey
    38:29 - The Low Time Preference and Volatility of Bitcoin
    41:18 - The Difficulty of Getting Millennials into Bitcoin
    43:11 - The Personal Journey of Understanding Bitcoin
    45:08 - Bitcoin as a Solution to Financial Challenges
    46:02 - The Journey of Orange Pilling Others
    48:35 - Building a Bitcoin Hardware Company
    53:26 - Creating an Apple-like Ecosystem for Bitcoin
    57:31 - The Vision for Foundation Devices
    59:24 - Expanding Value-Add Services in the Foundation Ecosystem
    01:06:57 - The Softwar Thesis and Bitcoin's Role in Cyberspace
    01:11:19 - Debunking the Misconception about Self-Custody
    01:13:30 - Core Beliefs: Freedom and Striving for Excellence

    • 1 hr 16 min
    026 - Erik Cason - Bitcoin for Millennials

    026 - Erik Cason - Bitcoin for Millennials

    Erik Cason is a prominent figure in the world of Bitcoin and a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement, known for his thought-provoking essays on the philosophical aspects of Bitcoin and digital sovereignty. His book, "Cryptosovereignty: The Encrypted Political Philosophy of Bitcoin," encapsulates his transformation from socialism to anarchism and underscores his advocacy for an independent monetary system, emphasizing the transformative potential of cryptography in the realm of Bitcoin.

    → Follow Erik on https://x.com/Erikcason

    → Erik’s book “Cryptosovereignty”: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptosovereignty-Encrypted-Political-Philosophy-Bitcoin/dp/B0CFCW6JJR

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    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:12 - The Flaws of the Current Financial System
    03:59 - Bitcoin as a Solution
    06:05 - Understanding the Global Monetary System
    09:28 - From Socialism to Anarchism
    12:59 - The Importance of Thinking for Yourself
    15:51 - Reaching People Who Understand the Problem
    17:19 - The Need for Organized Action
    19:38 - The Influence of Fiat Money
    23:38 - The Challenge of Confronting Dark Truths
    26:27 - The Power of Independent Thinking
    30:17 - The Fiat Money System and Cognitive Dissonance
    34:26 - The Impact of Fiat Money on Food Systems
    38:32 - The Struggle for Truth and Accountability
    43:13 - Bitcoin's Contribution to Truth and Accountability
    45:29 - The Ethical Nature of Bitcoin
    46:10 - Questioning the Current Monetary System
    47:09 - Democratic Accountability in Money Creation
    48:04 - The Need for Democratic Control of Money
    49:21 - The Exploitation of Millennials
    50:22 - Using Bitcoin to Fight Back
    51:42 - Defaulting on Debt and Starting Anew
    53:38 - Realizing the Constructed Nature of the System
    54:35 - Moving to a New System
    57:29 - The Radical Encounter with Truth
    01:00:06 - Rescuing Ourselves from Nihilism
    01:05:50 - Bitcoin as a Tool for Transformation
    01:08:16 - Bitcoin's Relation to Theological Aspects
    01:10:26 - All Roads Lead to Bitcoin
    01:13:33 - Defining Anarchy
    01:14:21 - The Importance of Truth

    • 1 hr 14 min
    025 - Aleksandar Svetski - Bitcoin for Millennials

    025 - Aleksandar Svetski - Bitcoin for Millennials

    Aleksandar is an Author and Entrepreneur who ran numerous ventures in the past 15 years. He wrote and published the best-selling book “UnCommunist Manifesto” with Mark Moss and is now working on a next book called “The Bushido of Bitcoin”. He founded “The Bitcoin Times” in 2018, a limited once-a-year-published magazine covering Bitcoin’s current affairs. Aleksandar is currently building open-source AI tools, focusing on the "Spirit of Satoshi" - the world’s first Bitcoin-centric Language model. We covered various topics including the significance of abundant energy, human ingenuity in Bitcoin and energy solutions, capitalism's natural process, the role of meritocracy in an ideal society, and Aleksandar’s optimistic view of Bitcoin's future. The core idea we explore is how beauty, as the antithesis of communism, represents the pursuit of excellence and the highest virtues. I hope you enjoy this episode.

    → Follow Aleksandar on https://x.com/SvetskiWrites

    → Aleksandar’s website: https://svetski.info

    → Spirit of Satoshi: https://www.spiritofsatoshi.ai

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    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    01:22 - The Loss of Excellence in Modern Society
    03:23 - Discovering Bitcoin
    07:18 - Writing 'The Uncommunist Manifesto'
    10:50 - The Concept of Dynamic Inequality
    16:13 - The Importance of Individual Autonomy
    22:08 - Bitcoin as Energy Money
    28:29 - Establishing Virtues for a Bitcoin-Enabled Society
    34:13 - The Relationship Between Bitcoin and Energy
    37:16 - The Energy Edition of The Bitcoin Times
    40:05 - Bitcoin Times Essays
    41:09 - The Importance of Abundance of Energy
    42:25 - The Apathetic Victim Mindset
    43:32 - Human Ingenuity and Bitcoin
    46:01 - Capitalism as a Natural Process
    47:48 - Ideal Society and Meritocracy
    51:07 - The Future of Bitcoin
    54:21 - Core Belief: Beauty is the Opposite of Communism

    • 56 min
    024 - Daniel Batten - Bitcoin for Millennials

    024 - Daniel Batten - Bitcoin for Millennials

    Daniel Batten is a ClimateTech Investor, author, and business educator from New Zealand. He has a passion for sustainable development and entrepreneurship and spent 10 years training tech CEOs. His interest in ClimateTech led him to a startling discovery on the potential of Bitcoin as a tool to combat climate change, counteracting mainstream belief and cementing his place as a visionary in the field. His book, "How to change the world with one pitch”, contains a blueprint that he now uses to effectively orange-pill people on Bitcoin. We talked about the challenging process of questioning one's beliefs and the ego's role in intellectual honesty. This episode is not just about Bitcoin; it's about how we approach change, both personally and globally. I hope you enjoy this episode!

    → Follow Daniel on https://x.com/DSBatten

    → Daniel’s articles: https://batcoinz.com/

    → Daniel’s book: https://www.amazon.com/How-change-world-one-pitch/dp/0473392135

    → Daniel’s investment firm: https://www.ch4capital.com/

    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:20 - The Importance of Meditation and Knowledge
    03:02 - The Personal Journey with Bitcoin
    05:19 - The Role of Meditation in Understanding Bitcoin
    08:21 - Challenging Beliefs and Ego in Bitcoin
    09:45 - The Importance of Asking Questions
    11:03 - The Empty Ego
    12:20 - The Clash of Old and New World
    16:13 - Pitching and Investor Mindset
    17:28 - The Flaws in Pitch Decks
    18:47 - The Problem with Misleading Data
    20:47 - The Importance of Intellectual Honesty
    21:13 - The Need for Transparency
    22:00 - The Challenge of Challenging Beliefs
    24:53 - The Realization of False Beliefs
    26:14 - The Power of Bitcoin to Challenge the Status Quo
    27:32 - The Clash of Old and New World in Bitcoin
    28:01 - The Struggle of Challenging Beliefs
    29:45 - The Importance of Intellectual Honesty in Bitcoin
    32:19 - The Battle of Monopolies and Bitcoin's Relentlessness
    35:11 - The Personal Journey of Understanding Bitcoin
    36:14 - The Challenge of Letting Go of False Beliefs
    44:50 - The Frustration of Misleading Claims
    45:37 - The Long-Term Reward of Challenging Beliefs
    46:52 - The Importance of Positive Engagement
    47:51 - The Significance of Intellectual Honesty
    48:44 - The Potential of Renewable Investments and Bitcoin Mining
    52:01 - The Innovation and Sustainability of Bitcoin Mining
    53:37 - The Transparency and Accountability of Bitcoin
    54:03 - The Power Projection and Hash Wars in Bitcoin
    57:37 - The Innovation and Harvesting of Energy
    58:02 - Introduction to the Book: How to Change the World with One Pitch
    01:00:15 - The Four-Step System for Orange Pilling
    01:00:53 - The Effectiveness of the Four-Step System
    01:01:56 - The Challenge of Overcoming Ego
    01:02:59 - The Importance of Genuine Intentions
    01:04:47 - The Power of Positive Influence
    01:08:10 - The Altruistic Nature of Bitcoin Advocacy
    01:11:06 - The Long-Term Reward of Positive Engagement
    01:18:07 - The Importance of Positive Engagement
    01:18:27 - Conclusion

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    023 - Eric V Stacks - Bitcoin for Millennials

    023 - Eric V Stacks - Bitcoin for Millennials

    Eric V Stacks is a cannabis farmer in Northern California who once owned and operated of one the first Licensed cannabis farms in that state. He is an avid Bitcoiner and believes that Bitcoin has changed the fabric of our reality. We discuss the metaphysical nature of Bitcoin and how it has the potential to change our reality. Eric shares his journey from growing cannabis to discovering Bitcoin and the transformative effects it has had on his life. We explore the parallels between cannabis and Bitcoin, including the alignment of values and the ability to transcend the limitations of the current financial system. Eric also discusses the importance of expanding the conversation around Bitcoin and the potential for a collective shift in consciousness. I hope you enjoy this episode!

    → Follow Eric on https://x.com/EricVStacks

    Timestamps

    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    03:02 - The Metaphysical Nature of Bitcoin
    07:18 - Introduction to Bitcoin as a Cannabis Farmer
    12:08 - Transition from Cannabis to Bitcoin
    19:21 - Alignment of Cannabis and Bitcoin
    26:01 - The Power of Energy and Projection
    28:05 - The Collective Reality of Bitcoin
    30:31 - The Power of Mass Adoption
    36:05 - Transmuting Trauma with Bitcoin
    39:04 - The New Reality and Mutual Benefit
    40:19 - First Principles and Bitcoin
    41:14 - Understanding Deflationary Forces
    42:11 - Forces Working Against Cannabis Producers
    44:02 - Incentives for Adopting a Bitcoin Standard
    45:24 - Bitcoin as a Solution for Risk Mitigation
    46:21 - The Path to Bitcoin Adoption
    47:44 - The Relationship Between Risk and Debasement
    48:14 - The Freedom of a Bitcoin Standard
    49:09 - Selling Everything for Bitcoin
    50:08 - The Thermodynamic Soundness of Bitcoin
    51:23 - The Physicality of Bitcoin
    52:16 - The Mental Freedom of Bitcoin
    53:08 - Wealth and Happiness
    54:42 - The Importance of Staying Humble and Solvent
    58:22 - The Purpose of Life and Bitcoin
    01:01:00 - The Fundamental Dynamics of Bitcoin
    01:04:10 - The Transmutation of Energy with Bitcoin
    01:06:18 - Eternal Beings and the Journey of Life

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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