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Saifedean Ammous

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149: Dr. Saifedean Ammous - Cryptocurrency, The History of Money, Addressing Bitcoin’s Energy Usage, and More

The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

In this episode, Dr. Saifedean Ammous and Dr. Anthony Gustin discuss the history of money, using gold and other metals as currency, cryptocurrency, hyperinflation, dispelling a big criticism of Bitcoin, what the future holds, and more. Dr. Ammous, a carnivore for several years, also ties the conversation back to health so it’s not completely missing from this episode that’s not as health-focused as the podcast usually is. If you don’t know Dr. Saifedean Ammous’ work, he’s authored two books, The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking and The Fiat Solution. He also holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut. When you tune into this episode, you’ll hear about these topics: How crypto currency gives people hope Principles from Saifedean’s book, The Bitcoin Standard A brief history of money and how we got to this point What we’ve learned from using gold and other metals as currency Easy versus hard money examples What was the incentive to come up with separate currencies? What are the long-term implications of all this? What hyperinflation can lead to What makes Bitcoin different from gold or the US dollar? How is crypto currency possible now and why wasn’t it around sooner? What about the biggest criticism of Bitcoin -- that it uses incredible amounts of energy? Resources mentioned in this episode: Dr. Saifedean Ammous’ website Dr. Ammous’ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel Dr. Ammous’ books, The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard Dr. Ammous’ online courses


24 Jun 2022

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115. The Pitfalls of the Fiat Standard: Marty Bent interviews Saifedean Ammous

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

Fiat money doesn't just affect economic exchange, its impact on society is much wider. In this episode, Marty Bent, host of the Tales from the Crypt Podcast, interviews Saifedean about the ways fiat money encourages negative societal impacts ranging from climate alarmism to soil degradation to poor diets. They focus on the widely accepted need to transition to from fossil fuels to “renewable” energy and how government funding of science encourages the publication of studies that predict catastrophes and propose state intervention to avoid them. They also discuss how government statistics are manipulated to underplay the negative impacts of fiat and how people can opt out by adopting a bitcoin standard.ResourcesMarty Bent’s website.Marty Bent on Twitter.The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episodes with Alex Epstein here and here.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode Is CO2 the Climate Control Knob? with Tom Nelson.The St Louis Fed compares the cost and protein content of turkey and soy.Marty Bent podcast episode with Untapped Growth for discussion of regenerative farming. Link to Saifedean podcast with Nina Teicholz for discussion of fiat nutrition.Bitcoin mining council estimates of the bitcoin network’s global energy usage.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard. See chapter “The Cost of Fiat Fuels” for statistics on growth in per capita energy consumption falling from the 1970s.Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

1hr 22mins

17 May 2022

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#284 – Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin, Anarchy, and Austrian Economics

Lex Fridman Podcast

Saifedean Ammous is an Austrian economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code LEX – Scale: https://scale.com/lex – Uncruise: https://uncruise.com/pages/lex – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% off – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil EPISODE LINKS: Saifedean’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean Saifedean’s Website: https://saifedean.com The Bitcoin Standard podcast: https://saifedean.com/podcast Books & resources mentioned: The Fiat Standard (book): https://amzn.to/3FmNfsy The Bitcoin Standard (book): https://amzn.to/3LRrcwA The Blocksize War (book): https://amzn.to/3LORQ9o The Theory of Money and Credit (book): https://amzn.to/3ykreZT

4hr 21mins

11 May 2022

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#328: The pitfalls of the Fiat Standard with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

TFTC: A Bitcoin Podcast

Join Marty as he sits down with Dr. Saifedean Ammous to discuss the pitfalls of the Fiat Standard. Follow Saif on Twitter Read more about The Fiat Standard Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital Braiins HodlHodl

1hr 26mins

3 May 2022

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Saifedean Ammous Demolishes Green Energy

The Human Action Podcast

Our friend Saif, known to the world as Dr. Saifedean Ammous, joins Jeff and Bob Murphy for a demolition of the pseudo-economics behind Green energy.Read Saif's The Fiat Standard: Mises.org/FiatStandardSaif's paper 'Energy Systems and the Knowledge Problem: The Case of Biofuels': Mises.org/SaifEnergy

29 Apr 2022

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Saifedean Ammous - "The Bitcoin Standard"

RUN GPG Podcast

Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard, the best-selling book on bitcoin, translated into thirty languages. He is also the author of the newly released, The Fiat Standard, and the forthcoming textbook Principles of Economics. He teaches courses on bitcoin and economics with his online learning platform, saifedean.com, and hosts The Bitcoin Standard Podcast. Dr. Ammous holds a PhD from Columbia University, a Master’s from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.   In this episode we discuss all things Bitcoin, Fiat, and the current state of the crypto market as well as the following topics: The Timely Topic Of Bitcoin & Crypto What Is Bitcoin?  Where The Value Of Bitcoin Comes From Why Bitcoin Is The Hardest Money Ever Created The Bitcoin Standard (Make one clip out of those two timestamps) "The Immaculate Conception" Has Bitcoin Become Too Successful? Can The Bitcoin Network Handle On-Boarding A Billion People? What Will Happen When All Bitcoin Has Been Mined? Bitcoin Maximalists Vs. The Rest Of Crypto  The Fiat Standard Was Satoshi A Time Traveler? Will We See A Serious Banking Crisis Soon? What Was Behind The Bitcoin Dip? Every week, the RUN GPG Podcast aims to provide inspirational stories from people who made a mark in entrepreneurship, personal development, and the real estate industry. It is produced by the GREATER PROPERTY GROUP to help the audience grow and scale their business and their life. Know more about GREATER PROPERTY GROUP and the RUN GPG Podcast by going to www.rungpg.com or by getting in touch with us here: info@greaterpropertygroup.com. Contact Dr. Saifedean Ammous: Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean Website: https://saifedean.com Contact David Morrell: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@morrellionaire Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreaterdavid Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearofdavid Subscribe & Review To The RUN GPG Podcast Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of the RUN GPG Podcast! Please leave us a review on iTunes. This will help us continue delivering beneficial content for you and our listeners each week! #Bitcoin #BTC #Cryptocurrency #TheBitcoinStandard #TheFiatStandard #Business #Entrepreneurship #Entrepreneur


1 Mar 2022

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218 : Saifedean Ammous Explains The Bitcoin Standard

Invest Like a Boss

Sam and Derek take a deep dive into Bitcoin as it pertains to use cases, perception, future growth, inflation and more. Sam interviews Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, who was once a critic of Bitcoin himself but now has seen the power of its capabilities. Saifedean expertly drops deep knowledge on all things Bitcoin and explains why it is a superior alternative to fiat currency.  Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments. Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Listen to ILAB 218 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Venice Beach / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: IndeedReceive a $75 credit for a sponsored job post when you visit Indeed.com/ILAB Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: Saifedean Ammous Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp: 12:24 – How much additional research did you have to do to write “the Bitcoin Standard”? 14:03 – Were there any significant moments which may have shifted your thinking towards crypto currency? 19:22 – Is there any interest for governments to issue “sound” money? 22:17 – Are multiple countries required to revert to ”sound” money for it to be beneficial? 26:52 – Do you think the 14% supply growth rate is directly correlated to inflation? 32:05 – Does the US have concern for maintaining the USD as the primary reserve currency? 36:30 – What is the significance of countries accepting Bitcoin as a form of currency? 38:57 – Are there any trends which indicate Bitcoin is becoming more stable? 45:12 – How much BItcoin is “lost”? 45:59 – Patreon question: Do you think powerful governments will look to buying bitcoin? 47:21 – Patreon question : What kind of people have reached out to you about your book that surprised you? 48:55 – Patreon question : How did it feel to “orange pill” Jordan Peterson? 54:07 – Derek and Sam Review If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!  Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

1hr 8mins

24 Feb 2022

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Ep. 2070 Fiat Money and Debt Slavery, with Saifedean Ammous

The Tom Woods Show

Saifedean Ammous, one of the great Austrian economists working today, has written a scathing indictment of the fiat money system, leaving no stone unturned in seeking out all the damage it does to individuals and society.


24 Feb 2022

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Ep. 2049 Saifedean Ammous and Tom on COVID Rationality, and Being Independent Academics

The Tom Woods Show

Saifedean Ammous is a top Austrian economist and an important authority on Bitcoin, and it was my pleasure to make an appearance not long ago on The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean's podcast. We discuss our experiences studying at Columbia University, and the different paths we took in discovering Austrian Economics. We discuss how we became independent academics, operating outside of traditional institutions and how this gave us more freedom of speech and the ability to to reach a larger audience. We also talk about our work promoting rational thinking on masks and coronavirus lockdowns, the influence of "fiat" academics like Dr Fauci, and the various restrictions on speech that we all have to face.

1hr 39mins

23 Jan 2022

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The Canadian Bitcoiners Podcast - Saifedean Ammous

The Canadian Bitcoiners Podcast - Bitcoin News With a Canadian Spin

FRIENDS AND ENEMIES This week we're joined by legendary destroyer of fiat Saifedean Ammous. We discuss some of the ideas in his new book, The Fiat Standard, touching on education, nutrition, the failure of currency systems, the crooked incentives of cantillonaires, and how to prep your kids for a sugar fuelled birthday bender. Thank you to Saifedean for his time - Len and I were really excited to have a guy who's done so much for the space on our show, and we hope you enjoy the interview. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/canadian-bitcoiners/message

1hr 2mins

14 Jan 2022