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About the Episode
Religion has always been very top-down, and for good reason.
We explore the idea of religion without a central authority.
Scripture = Ledger?
Matt Liston and Avery Singer made a blockchain-based religion called Zero Ex Omega.
Their first totemic object is a narwhal with a doge head, and their place of worship is a chat room.
Tying it all together, the Bitcoin world has its own remnants of religious themes and figures.
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About the Hosts
C. Edward Kelso
C. Edward Kelso has written hundreds of articles as a journalist covering a range of topics from international finance, regulation, to cryptocurrency philosophy, interviews with luminaries, and book reviews. He is a longtime journalist focusing on financial technology, with a particular emphasis on global political structures and their influence.
Being based in San Diego, California USA allows him to experience binational economic arrangements (Mexico and the United States mostly) alongside a local hub of technology sector businesses -- from genomics to mobile phones.
Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.
He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.
His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.
Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.
A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA.