Jon Matonis, an Austrian School Economist and author of The Monetary Future Blog joins us for a chat with Hiro on the topics of “The Social, Economic and Political Disruptive Technology of Bitcoin”. Jon gives us some of his background and history relating to digital currencies and issues surrounding the New Monetary Future. We spin off on many topics related to the Bitcoin ecosystem, news items, the concept of money and the reactions to Bitcoin by the State, Gold-Bugs, old-man-bitter-Cypherpunks and more. This is our first episode with Jon and we hope to have him back on a regular basis as there are very few in this world with the background and understanding of what is going on right now and who Really GET IT.
Cypherpunkd Episode 042: “Bitcoin Mania 4″ – The Social, Economic and Political Disruptive Technology of Bitcoin with Austrian School Economist Jon Matonis
Cypherpunkd Episode 039: “History of the Cypherpunks” – Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in a Networked Society 2010 – Tim May, Philip Zimmerman, Lucky Green, Lance Cottrel
Some of the key early figures on the Cypherpunks mailing list will discuss the history of this struggle, why it happened, how that relates to the situation today, and where they think we should go from here.
The Cypherpunks formed as the use of the Internet was starting to explode and there were real and profound questions about how it would evolve and what kinds of security and privacy (or lack thereof) would exist on it. The Cypherpunks worked to make it as secure and private as possible using technology rather than regulation.
From the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in a Networked Society — the 20th annual CFP conference.