Bitcoin: The Future of Money? | Bitcoiner Book Club | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast – S4: E:40

This episode was recorded on May 13th 2021

In today’s episode, Dr. Jordan Peterson sits down with four vocal members of the #Bitcoin community for an introduction to the world of #cryptocurrencies. Together, they cover a variety of topics ranging from the intricacies of Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies and #blockchain security, to philosophical opinions on the utility of money, ideal economics, and mapping value.

He is joined by John Vallis, host of the Bitcoin Rapid-Fire podcast that brings on the industry’s experts to discuss world-changing technology.

Richard James, the creator of the film Hard Money which digs deep into the corrupted nature of what money has become.

Gigi Der, a software engineer who writes code for Bitcoin, and author of 21 Lessons: What I’ve Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole.

And Robert Breedlove, ex-hedge fund manager, philosopher in the Bitcoin space, and host of The “What is Money?” Show.

For more on today’s guests:

John Vallis’ podcast:

Richard James’ movie:

Gigi’s book:

Robert Breedlove’s podcast:

The opinions expressed in the video are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or on any specific security or investment product. It is only intended to provide education about the financial industry.

[00:00] Introduction
[0:18] Jordan introduces the “Bitcoin Bookclub” group.
[1:30] Gigi introduces himself to the viewers.
[2:10] John Vallis introduction, opening up the discussion to the empowering aspects of Bitcoin individuals who utilize the currency.
[5:00] The concept of taking more responsibility and extreme ownership that John feels Bitcoin pushes you toward.
[9:30] Richard James Introduction. A brief overview of Austrian economics as opposed to Keynesian.
[16:07] Robert Breedlove introduction.
[22:00] Explaining fiat currency. An overview of central banking history in the West. Looking at the gold standard that gave the American dollar an advantage around the world.
[29:00] John’s thoughts on value and external representation.
[31:30] Gigi talks about the technical creation and use of Bitcoin, how the total amount is stable/fixed, and why it’s set up so securely compared to other cryptocurrencies.
[39:00] Jordan speculates the reason that people use the American dollar, Richard James gives his response on “compelled currency”.
[46:00] Jordan asks the group to examine the claim of arbitrary inflation in the United States and why it occurs.
[57:00] Visiting the American economic crisis of 2008.
[1:06:30] The group’s opinion about Elon Musk’s recent evaluation of Bitcoin’s longevity.
[1:14:30] The practicality of using Bitcoin in everyday life.
[1:20:30] Exploring the potential criminal element inherent in non-regulated centralized money like Bitcoin.
[1:24:00] Thoughts on distributed sanity and revealing the truth of the world.

Visit to view more information about Jordan, his books, lectures, social media, blog posts, and more.

Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages.

Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe Rogan Experience, The Rubin Report, and many more. Dr. Peterson’s own podcast has focused mainly on his lecture series, covering a great deal of psychology and historical content. Jordan is expanding his current podcast from lectures to interviews with influential people around the world.




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Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life:
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