Bitcoin and US Geopolitical Strategy | The Jason Lowery Series | Episode 5 (WiM149)



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Jason Lowery from the US Space Force joins me for a multi-episode series exploring the first principles of physics, the ubiquity of organic power projection, and how Bitcoin changes the game.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 “Operational Effectiveness” vs. “Competitive Strategy” of Bitcoin Mining
00:04:42 Competitive Strategy is Detected by What the Opponent is *Not Doing*
00:08:59 The Point of Defense is to Increase the Energy Footprint of the Network
00:11:34 Proof-of-Stake vs. Proof-of-Work
00:16:11 In the Event of a 51% Attack on the Bitcoin Network…
00:20:45 The Glaringly Obvious Problems with Proof-of-Stake…
00:26:35 Bitcoin is a System that Turns Anyone’s Self-Interest into Everyone’s Self-Interest
00:31:28 Good Engineering Involves Discovering and Respecting the Constraints of Nature
00:35:56 How to Engineer a Good Monetary System
00:39:55 The Inevitable Engineering Failure of Any Mass-Based Money
00:44:09 “Nature, to be Commanded, Must be Obeyed”
00:45:33 NYDIG
00:46:41 Before Bitcoin, We Could Not Engineer a Money in Harmony with Human Nature
00:49:40 Properly Framing the Security Properties of an Engineered System
00:53:59 The Epistemological Model of Security Failures (What Gets Measured, Gets Done)
00:58:55 Factoring in the Ethical, Moral, and Design Considerations of Engineered Systems
01:02:23 The Strategic Significance of Bitcoin
01:06:26 Bitcoin as a New Schelling Point in the Infinite Game of Power Projection
01:09:44 The Immense Sacrifices Inherent to Establishing Control Structures over Property
01:13:26 Bitcoin as Leading Contributor to the Future of Property Defense
01:16:39 Adopt New Military Schelling Points Voluntarily, Otherwise They Will be Imposed
01:18:10 The Dangers of Ignoring Disruptive Technology: Why the USG Should Buy Bitcoin
01:23:00 Bitcoin as a Permanent Feature of the Competitive Terrain of the 21st Century


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