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Patrick Byrne: Peace with Wall Street, All in on Blockchain

Bitcoin hero. Contrarian thinker. Wall Street crusader. Patrick Byrne is going to dedicate the next 5 years of his life to changing the world using blockchain technology. Already making moves from Zambia to Tulum.

Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

This week on Human’s of Bitcoin, we sat down with the one and only Patrick Byrne, cryptocurrency enthusiast and CEO of

Patrick is an incredible human being. Aside from running a public company, he also has a PhD in philosophy, speaks multiple languages, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and has a near photographic memory.

A true Renaissance man, we discussed his background, bitcoin and the current regulatory environment, as well as the projects his team is working on.

Highlights include:

  • His relationship with Warren Buffett
  • Battles with Goldman Sachs and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia
  • Accepting Bitcoin at
  • Views on current and future U.S. regulation of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
  • How to use blockchain to improve the lives of 5 billion people in 5 years

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About the Host

Matt Aaron

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.

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