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S5 E8: Eric Voskuil on Libbitcoin Development & Austrian Economics

13-05-2020

Libbitcoin developer Eric Voskuil talks about the breakthroughs he made as a coder and his affinity and understanding of Austrian economics. Furthermore, he provides information about his Cryptoeconomics book & answers questions from Twitter followers. ================================================ Time stamps: 00:47 – Intro 02:00 – For how long has Eric Voskuil worked on Libbitcoin? 04:00 – Why are Bitcoin repository ports created? 6:30 – Breakthroughs made by Libbitcoin 12:10 – Eric Voskuil's more advanced activity in Bitcoin 15:43 – Performance optimization 20:51 – Satoshi Nakamoto wasn't a professional programmer 25:15 – Is Eric Voskuil a computer scientist or an economist? 28:10 – Austrian economics 29:30 – Credit and economic production 33:25 – Misean economics as an axiomatic system 38:54 – S2F (Stock to Flow) is not Austrian 42:20 – Price cannot be proven economically 44:01 – The value proposition of Bitcoin as money 44:27 – Why store of value is subjective 45:53 – Lunar fallacy 48:50 – Eric Voskuil's Cryptoeconomics 50:52 – The Cryptoeconomics books 52:43 – Musing over censorship resistance for a year 54:15 – Economic rational explanation for censorship resistance 56:40 – James Chang's contributions to the Cryptoeconomics book 59:20 – Cryptoeconomics vs The Bitcoin Standard 1:02:00 – Combining Libbitcoin and Cryptoeconomics 1:06:54 – Bitcoin took years to understand 1:09:20 – Bitcoin security 1:14:16 – Why Trezor offers the best security 1:22:37 – CB750 break pedal 1:24:20 – Is hyperbitcoinization possible? 1:26:38 – Cryptoeconomics on Amazon? 1:27:46 – Improving Bitcoin Privacy 1:29:34 – Take-aways from Vietnam conference 1:33:17 – What happens to Bitcoin if the internet gets regionalized? 1:34:49 – Why the Blockstream Satellite doesn't solve problems 1:38:56 – The US government as a threat model 1:40:52 – Resilience vs privacy 1:42:37 – Outlawing Bitcoin development threatens devs? 1:51:44 – Bitcoin is not a gambling device 1:53:40 – Libbitcoin institute donations

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