We return for Episode 27 to talk about the increasingly noticeable effect of tech entrepreneurship in unbundling goods and services. We also talk about the growing power of the Bitcoin mining network and share our thoughts on the importance of the economic way of thinking in understanding the world of decentralized tech.
Then prediction market specialist and academic economist Robin Hanson of George Mason University joins us to discuss his interactions with the early cypherpunk community, the meaning of futarchy, and what the reactions to Bitcoin, PGP, and prediction markets reveal about the economics and psychology that drive (and stall) technology adoption.
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