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Dec 22, 2016

Show 1678 Tom Woods Venezuelan Socialism and Bitcoin 

How the Disasters of Venezuelan Socialism Have Been a Boon for Bitcoin

The perverse outcomes of Venezuelan socialism have had an interesting and perhaps unexpected side effect: they’ve given a shot in the arm to Bitcoin, the nonstate currency and payment system. Jim Epstein tells us the surprising story.

About the Guest

Jim Epstein has been a writer and producer at Reason since 2010.

 

Article Discussed

“The Secret, Dangerous World of Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining,” by Jim Epstein

 

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Ep. 253 Chicago vs. Austria, Bitcoin, and More (Robert Murphy)

Ep. 101 Bad News for Bitcoin? (Erik Voorhees)

Ep. 57 Bitcoin: Objections and Replies (Erik Voorhees)

Ep. 15 The Future of Bitcoin (Erik Voorhees)

 

Segment 2-

 3 Ways Bitcoin Is Promoting Freedom in Latin America

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