Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty
Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes. Epstein also discusses how Bitcoin is being used elsewhere in Latin America and the potential for the blockchain technology to lower the costs of owning and transferring property.
This is a link to Russ Robert's incomparable, awesome and toothsome podcast Econtalk. This an especially interesting talk by Jim Epstein from Reason, whose article I have linked to below. He also talks about other applications of blockchain.