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Story of Money Podcast

Jul 26, 2017

In this episode, we answer an important question: "is bitcoin a currency or a commodity?" And then we talk about goats. Because Zimbabwe has a cash crisis. And the Zimbabwean government has suggested that parents pay their children's school fees in livestock. 

Surprise twist: Jayson turns out to be more of a fan than...

Jul 19, 2017

In this episode, we dive deep into the origin story of Bitcoin, why Andy is an Ethereum fan, the magic of zCash, and the "Ecosystem".

Jayson mostly tries to understand why we need blockchain technology for more than just digital currency. And discovers that the purists don't call it 'blockchain'.

PS: please don't forget...

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode, we dive deep into a World War II prisoner of war camp, where the simple cigarette demonstrates the rise and fall of commodity-backed currencies.

We owe our inspiration for this particular episode to Tim Harford and his book "The Undercover Economist strikes back". 

Also check out this Rolling Alpha...

Jul 16, 2017

In this second episode of the podcast, we talk about bartering and gift economies. More importantly, we ask ourselves "Which came first: money or debt"? #originstory

Fair warning: this episode involves some Aristotle (both of us were quite excited about this). Jayson also got to tell a story with sound effects.


Jul 14, 2017

Our first episode opens with a story about a small rural town, fiat money and debt. And Andy talks about Bitcoin (of course).

And we discuss the surprising reasons why South Africa might just be the best place to start the conversation about all things monetary.

PS: apologies for the somewhat clipped audio!