An Early Skeptic's Telling of "Why be skeptical?" (Feat. David Gerard) – Crypto Critics' Corner
Today Bennett and Cas are joined by pioneering cryptocurrency author and skeptic David Gerard so he can tell us why he was skeptical in the first place and why he continues to be so today. David's books: Attack of the 50 Foot Blockhain https://www.amazon.com/Attack-50-Foot-Blockchain-Contracts-ebook/dp/B073CPP581 Libra Shrugged https://www.amazon.com/Libra-Shrugged-Facebook-Tried-Money-ebook/dp/B08KK9SZP6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Books Recommended: Extraordinary Popular Delusions http://supernovae.in2p3.fr/~llg/Textes/Extraordinary-Popular-Delusions-Mackay.pdf The Politics of Bitcoin https://www.amazon.com/Politics-Bitcoin-Right-Wing-Extremism-Forerunners/dp/1517901804 BitCon https://www.amazon.com/BitCon-Naked-Truth-About-Bitcoin-ebook/dp/B00NUIUQ3A Shameless self-promotion: Cas' article on Caritas Ponzi Scheme https://thecaspiancey.medium.com/caritas-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-hating-and-love-the-ponzi-26bd8e05c066 Cas on Crypto Island by PJ Vogt https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crypto-island/id1614253637?i=1000556292753 This episode was recorded on Friday, April 8th, 2022
In this episode Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by David Gerard to discuss his history as a skeptic in the space.
Other episodes mentioned in this show:
- Episode 1 – Tether: A Stable Discussion
- Episode 61 – Trying to Think Like the SEC (Feat. John Reed Stark)
- Episode 38 – The World is a Ponzi Scheme, You Just Live in It
- Episode 21 – Bitcoin
- Episode 32 – Tracking Tether and Working on Ethereum Layer 2 (with Daniel Goldman)
- Episode 57 – Ukraine and Russia and What it Means for Cryptocurrency
- Episode 45 – Bitcoin’s Black Swans (Featuring Doomberg)
- Episode 63 – We Need to Talk about El Salvador (Feat. Mario Gómez and Oscar Salguero)
- Episode 7 – QuadrigaCX: the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that just won’t die
- Episode 66 – The Career Criminal Conspiracies of Cas Piancey
Other book recommendations:
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A remarkable history of the idea of capitalism in Western thoughtââfrom its origins in classical Greece and Rome and in medieval Christianity, through its flowering from 1700 to the present dayâthat examines the most significant thinkers who have influenced our views on how the market can (and should or should not) affect the way society is organized.
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