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S1 E4: Omar Faridi on Bitcoin in Pakistan and Rebalancing the World Economy


Cryptocurrency journalist Omar Faridi talks about Bitcoin adoption in Pakistan, his experiences with exchanges, and how BTC adoption can help shift the power dynamics among nation states.

While recording this first season of the BTCTKVR podcast, I was still the editor in chief of Crypto Insider. Omar was one of my colleagues, and I’ve always appreciated his ability to produce a lot of content: at his peak, he would write 3-4 articles a day for a handful of different publications.

What makes this episode a must-listen: At this point, it became evident that guests from this season would talk about bitcoin adoption in their country. So hearing some insights about bitcoin in Pakistan was both refreshing and interesting — expecially in a podcast space which tends to focus a little too heavily on the North American experiences and events.

The element of surprise: Omar and I end up talking about geopolitics and how bitcoin adoption by small and historically-oppressed nation states would create opportunities to shift the existing power structure. If wealth migrates towards a country in a permissionless and peer to peer fashion, then economic growth follows. If only our politicians and central bankers listened to the talk.

Categories | Season 1


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 90.89MB - Duration: 1:53:27 m (112 kbps 44100 Hz)