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About the Episode
Two of the most prevalent problems in analysis of crypto:
1. Allegiance to a blockchain - as a fan of X coin, your arguments are emotionally driven
2. Lack of historical perspective - lessons from other technological shifts
Chris is aware of both of these problems and has a unique perspective on how to think about the future going forward. I learned a ton both as an investor and a believer in the purpose of cryptocurrencies.
3:32 - Chris DeRose's early life and involvement in the dot com boom.
5:39 - The societal fabric of bitcoin
6:48 - Will cryptocurrency overtake the Fed?
10:41 - Difficult times that have shaped Chris
13:20 - Divorce on the blockchain
16:42 - The new class of crypto
20:19 - On the young man's bravado
22:40 - Why Chris's view of the financial future is the polar opposite of the view of Andreas Antonopoulos
27:15 - Adapting to the information age with healthy online communities
32:04 - On the stigma of the crypto movement
36:20 - On blockchain vs real life
Check out all of Chris's work at ChrisDeRose.com.
About the Host
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.