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Kai is humble and he wouldn't say it, but I will: Kai is one of the top writers in the cryptocurrency world. 

A Scottish native, he's never been a fan of gov't control. When he learned about bitcoin years ago, he was hooked.

A clever, insightful journalist Kai knows a lot about Darknet markets and has a firm grasp on the bitcoin news circuit.

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We tell all types of stories on Humans of Bitcoin. This one is about the transformation of a young man. 

Playing college basketball, Adam was on track for a traditional business career. But things changed.

A spiritual awakening influenced by time in Belize has sent him down the unconventional life which includes Liberland and, of course, Bitcoin.

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One of the most important parts of bitcoin is its community. Moe Levin is one of the key connectors in the space that helped build it.

From the first Bitcoin event in Amsterdam to the famous North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Moe makes things happen.

We talk about the evolution of conferences and the bitcoin community at large.

 

 

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Part 2 of our interview with Joey King, developer at Bitcoin.com.

As you saw in Part 1, Joey is a intelligent, thoughtful contrarian whose understanding of political science allows for insightful analysis of bitcoin.

I pick Joey's brain on a number of topics:

The principles of Political Science

The politics of the bitcoin world

Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

Ripple (XRP)

Facebook / JP Morgan Coin

Don't forget to follow Joey on Twitter.

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Joey King, developer at Bitcoin.com, is not very well know outside of the Bitcoin Cash community, but he should be.

A true intellectual, Joey is one of the best at contextualizing bitcoin into the "real world".

In the first part of the interview, we talk about Joey's early years, how he learned about geopolitics, and how he ended up in Bitcoin.

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If you are new to Bitcoin, you may not have heard of him. Not on Twitter often. Definitely not on Reddit.

If you're on his route from Miami to Los Angeles, you may physically see him. He's not hard to miss. The large, bearded hippie is running across the United States to raise awareness for Blockchain technology and the homeless epidemic.

A skilled entrepreneur, connector, philanthropist, and (of course) long distance runner, Jason is an undeniable talent adding value to the Bitcoin ecosystem since 2010.

We also talk about his contributions in the media: Bitcoin rap and collaborating with Kevin Connolly (former star of Entourage) about a pilot for an HBO series about cryptocurrency.

Note: if you came here for the Reddit R/Bitcoin story. It starts around 15 minutes in.

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The second part of our interview with Jeffrey Tucker, Bitcoin's chief economist. 

What would the founding fathers of Austrian Economics think about Bitcoin? UBI, Proof of Stake, Store of Value, Medium of Exchange and much more!

The future of bitcoin from the lens of an Austrian economist

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A branch of economics that is far from main stream, Bitcoin has given Austrian economics a boost in interest.

But most of us have not studied the founding fathers of the discipline like Mises, Rothbard, and Haslitt.

In part 1, Jeffrey Tucker, Bitcoin's chief economist, explains central themes of Austrian econ:

  • The origins of Austrian Economics
  • History of money: tobacco, gold standard etc.
  • Do we need central banks?
  • Price discovery
  • What bitcoiners commonly get wrong about economics
  • Why Austrian economics is still around today after so many years of a fractional reserve monetary system
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In a continent with the highest mobile banking usage in the world, why is Africa lagging behind in cryptocurrency adoption?

It should be embraced by countries economically-plagued by unstable currencies, governments and poor banking systems. But there are some roadblocks that must be removed.

Enter Elisha Owusu Akyaw. Only 17 years old, he has plans to help open up Ghana and West Africa to cryptocurrency usage. It all starts with education.

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"Tell JP Morgan I want my money back."

In the recent bull run, too many companies did ICO's, which more often then not are business plans.

Ernesto went the other way, he started a business.

Based in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Cryptospaceus is on fire.

Licensed, compliant businesses who are victims of discrimination by the banking system are getting their first taste of bitcoin.

Ernesto and Stacey work hard, serve clients and are now reaping the benefits.

A lesson on the power of cryptocurrency and how to run a thriving business in a bear market.

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