Blockchain and the Politics of Bitcoin with Chris DeRose of Bitcoin Uncensored

Understanding blockchain technology is key to truly grasping how Bitcoin works, as well as the other applications of blockchain in fintech. It’s also important to get an overview of the politics surrounding the Bitcoin community to get a sense of where it’s all headed. Fortunately, Scott was joined by another Bitcoin expert on this show who shared his excellent insight on this.

Chris DeRose is one of the oldest, and most controversial speakers in the Bitcoin space. As a avid writer, podcaster, and political commentator – Chris has been involved with the cryptocurrency community since reading about Bitcoin on slashdot in 2011. He currently hosts a show, Bitcoin Uncensored, which takes a hard look at the world of Bitcoin through his unique perspective. Listen in!

Payments Industry Insights In This Episode:

  • How Chris got into the world of Bitcoin and hosting a show all about it.
  • What Blockchain is… including Chris’ somewhat controversial (depending on who you talk to) thoughts on its applications.
  • What Chris’ thoughts on ICOs are… and if there will be a “next Bitcoin”.
  • How the politics of Bitcoin will continue to shape its future as a currency and financial mechanism.
  • With a whole bunch more!

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Payments Industry Spotlight: Bitcoin Uncensored

Bitcoin Uncensored is a critical and humorous take on the difficult aspects of the cryptocurrency movement. No subject is off limits, and the the community tropes and news are inspected with a healthy dose of irreverence and insight.

Hosted by Chris DeRose, the show reflects his skeptical and critical approach to the problems, solutions, and difficulties of the Internet’s “wild west”. Chris has lectured at numerous universities, and written for many industry’s journals, in addition to his hosting duties. Guided by a strong belief in EMH, and an agnostic approach to policy, Chris’ exploration of the field may best be described as “regrettably reasonable” and “principled irreverence”.