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Bitgenstein's Table: the Crypto Philosophy Podcast applies 2500 years of the wisest human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and economics in order to learn how to make better decisions in the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bitgenstein/support

Bitgenstein’s Table, the Crypto Philosophy Podcast: Exploring the Future of Blockchain Bitgenstein

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Bitgenstein's Table: the Crypto Philosophy Podcast applies 2500 years of the wisest human thought in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and economics in order to learn how to make better decisions in the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bitgenstein/support

    Bad Memory: 9/11, Crypto Trading Journals, and Courtroom Bias

    Bad Memory: 9/11, Crypto Trading Journals, and Courtroom Bias

    Immutability and privacy are key ideas in the blockchain space. Can they help us overcome the poor quality of our memories and of our bodies of evidence?

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    ** Emendment: I misspoke in the aside on Aryan Migration, where I meant to say "Aryan Invasion." I don't deny many aspects of Indo-Aryan Migration theory from linguistics and other disciplines.

    * All music is my improvisation, except for the theme by J. Dickinson. Some improv alludes to that theme and to themes from Prison Break (Djawadi) and Scarbo (Ravel).


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    • 21 min
    Dan Larimer vs. the Rothschilds: EOS’s URI & Bitcoin as Universal Basic Income

    Dan Larimer vs. the Rothschilds: EOS’s URI & Bitcoin as Universal Basic Income

    Universal Basic Income is becoming a hot topic again. Is it a good idea? Why are a number of libertarians in the US jumping on board the UBI train?

    What about Daniel Larimer’s Universal Resource Inheritance, proposed for EOS? And does Bitcoin already exhibit characteristics of UBI, thanks to its deflationary nature?

    Join me as we explore this and more. As always on Bitgenstein’s Table, we’re trying to think more deeply about the future we want to build.

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    Next time is a special guest episode in cooperation with the Everything EOS podcast. We’ll be discussing UBI and URI as they relate to cryptocurrency, direct from the EOS Hackathon in San Francisco.

    The articles I mention by Dan Larimer are available at https://medium.com/@bytemaster

    See other links, including the video and article by Mark Cuban and more, at https://bitgenste.in/UBI

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    Original theme song, as usual, by Joseph Dickinson (audiojungle.net/user/jdmusic).

    A few piano songs by me include a little-known Intermezzo by Poulenc and a couple of pieces by Ravel. Then there’s a mechanical-sounding song that we won’t talk about. Finally, the traditional Asian music near the end is used by permission. I wish I knew how to play those instruments.

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    • 28 min
    TEASER: Dr. Bitgenstein's Table (video at bitgenste.in/j)

    TEASER: Dr. Bitgenstein's Table (video at bitgenste.in/j)

    Dr. Bitgenstein jolts his cryptocurrency bags back to life! Check out the video at https://bitgenste.in/j
    I'm doing a double-episode feature with the podcast Everything EOS, since EOS has discussed the idea of "Universal Resource Inheritance," which is similar to Universal Basic Income. We'll talk about the arguments for and against both.

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    • 55 sec
    Fixing Scientific & Medical Publishing with Blockchain, with Manuel Martin Marquez of Orvium & CERN

    Fixing Scientific & Medical Publishing with Blockchain, with Manuel Martin Marquez of Orvium & CERN

    This week it's my pleasure to have Manuel Martin Marquez, of CERN and Orvium, on the podcast. A full transcript (with pictures!) of this interview is available at https://media.icoalert.com/podcast-bitgenstein-cern-blockchain.

    Academic publishing in scientific and medical fields is central to much of society.

    Legislation, corporate policy, litigation, ethics, research direction, guidebooks and textbooks of all kinds all rest on the foundation of peer-reviewed academic studies.

    But the ancient peer-review system is opaque, clunky and perhaps even prone to error. How can transparent, decentralized networks revolutionize the way we as humanity know things?

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    This episode is not sponsored by Orvium or any other entity.

    Find out more about Orvium at https://orvium.io
    Try Orvium's beta product at https://beta.orvium.io
    Join the Orvium Telegram at https://t.me/orvium

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    For music credits, see the notes to episode 3, with Ryan Dennis. Other piano solo music is performed by me and composed by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina.

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    • 35 min
    Kidnapped for Bitcoin: Avoiding Ransom & Wrench Attacks for Cryptocurrency

    Kidnapped for Bitcoin: Avoiding Ransom & Wrench Attacks for Cryptocurrency

    This week, we discuss kidnappings & gunpoint attacks demanding cryptocurrency.

    We often say that cryptocurrency is unseizable. But in one sense, it’s more seizable than dollars in your account: Kidnappers’ crypto accounts, unlike bank accounts, are unfreezable and are themselves unseizable – making stolen funds completely unrecoverable.

    What can we do to be safe from ransom and wrench attacks?

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    Next week I have an exciting guest interview with Manuel Martin, who worked at CERN's Large Hadron Collider for many years and is now teaming up with other experts to fix many problems with the scientific publishing industry.

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    Original theme song, as usual, by Joseph Dickinson (audiojungle.net/user/jdmusic).

    Besides one nocturne (in C minor) by Polish composer Frederic Chopin, all other piano songs – Prelude for the Left Hand Alone, Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone, and Etude in C sharp minor – are by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.

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    • 23 min
    Heresy, Privacy & Censorship #2: A Tale of Two Societies

    Heresy, Privacy & Censorship #2: A Tale of Two Societies

    Usually, Bitgenstein’s Table discusses philosophy, history, economics, or psychology. Today, it’s a different kind of podcast.

    In one future, open blockchain has pushed transparency global. Everything is accountable, everything is trackable, everything is open.

    In the other, blockchain also dominates - but with privacy tech. GDPR was only the start.

    Two short stories explore what life in these worlds might be like. They’re absurd enough to be fun, but they’re also thought experiments.

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    Last week we talked about transparency and privacy, with Peepeth, Dtube, Monero, Zcoin, PIVX, DASH, and more making appearances.

    Next week, we’ll take a break from privacy & permanency to feature a guest from Nexus (NXS), but soon “Heresy, Privacy & Censorship 3” will be back to explore ways we might find balance.

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    Theme song by Joseph Dickinson (audiojungle.net/user/jdmusic)

    Sound effects: Freesound.org's InspectorJ, jacobalcook, ralphwhitehead, klavo1985, ChazzRavenelle, Andrewthomson.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Cycle of Mind ,

Loved the Buddhist Episode

That episode was true to Buddhist philosophy. Great guest, great conversation.

kidc2014 ,

Great content

Thank you.

Keylow63 ,

Great original content

One of the most original, clever and thought provoking crypto podcasts out there. Keep up the great work!

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