Natalie Smolenski: Our Value System, People vs. Elites, & Bitcoin As Strategic Acquisition For U.S.
- Feb 21, 2023
- #PoliticalEconomy #Cryptocurrency
Natalie Smolenski founded the Texas Bitcoin Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to original research and education about Bitcoin and political economy. The software startup founder, business development executive, and social scientist, is also a Senior Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institut... Show More
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Natalie Smolenski founded the Texas Bitcoin Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to original research and education about Bitcoin and political economy. The software startup founder, business development executive, and social scientist, is also a Senior Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute.
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🗒️ IN THIS EPISODE:
0:00 Intro, Swan Bitcoin promo
1:39 Polish heritage, growing up in Dallas
3:38 Immigrant work ethic
6:10 Wanted to be a writer, became anthropologist
9:42 Dissertation rejected
12:13 Business development, advertising, sales
15:06 First hearing about Bitcoin in 2015
16:53 Starting Texas Blockchain Council
18:10 Differences between Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency
20:00 "Bitcoin has the properties of money."
22:34 Values in society
25:41 USD becoming the world's reserve currency
29:54 iTrustCapital, Bitcoin 2023 promos
32:36 "The bill always eventually comes due."
36:15 People vs. elites
39:23 Public campaign financing
41:02 Immigration is a traumatic experience
43:31 Capitalism, communism, fascism
47:58 Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
51:16 Fold app, CrowdHealth promos
53:07 Universal Basic Income (UBI)
55:46 Changes in labor market, family unit
58:29 Biggest concerns with CBDC
1:01:39 State of journalism
1:03:40 Character, values, social media issues, digital IDs
1:08:44 Whitney Webb
1:09:52 Know Your Customer (KYC) bill
1:12:06 Conviction for Bitcoin
1:15:36 Orange pilling parents
1:16:42 Connections to Polish heritage
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- Natalie’s website https://talkingbitcoin.com/
- Texas Bitcoin Foundation https://www.txbitcoinfoundation.org/
- Bitcoin Policy Institute https://www.btcpolicy.org/
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