Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the potential and politics of cryptocurrencies: from the ideological origins of Bitcoin to the new wave of decentralized financial products that could disrupt traditional finance.
They also discuss:
- Why the values of the Cypherpunk community are enshrined in Bitcoin’s design.
- How the Decentralized Finance movement is re-imagining existing products on blockchain networks.
- If Bitcoin will ever break out of its niche to become a widely used currency.
Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Green Imperative
However much regulators and crypto advocates might wish the other didn’t exist, neither governments nor Bitcoin will disappear in our lifetime. It’s time they started working together on the planet’s most urgent issue: a sustainable global energy system.
Contrary to those who see it as “a giant smoldering Chernobyl,” there’s an alignment between Bitcoin’s underlying economics, which drives miners to low-cost energy sources, and the ongoing efficiency advances in renewable energy technologies.
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