I have done several episodes of the Algocracy and Transhumanism Podcast on the philosophical and social implications of bitcoin and blockchain technologies. I thought it might be worth collating them together in this post for people who are interested in the topic.
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Episode #9 - Rachel O'Dwyer on Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Digital Commons:
In this episode I talk to Rachel O’Dwyer about the digital commons, money, bitcoin and blockchain governance. We look at the historical origins of the commons, the role of money in human society, the problems with bitcoin and the creation of blockchain governance systems. You can download the episode here or listen below.
Episode #14 - Aaron Wright on Blockchain Technology and the Law
In this episode I speak to programmer and lawyer Aaron Wright. Aaron is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. He is a professor at Cardozo Law School and the Director of the School’s Tech Startup Clinic. I speak to Aaron about the issues arising from his forthcoming book about blockchain technology and the law (co-authored with Primavera De Filippi) that will be published by Harvard University Press. You can download here or listen below
Episode #28 - Angela Walch on the Misunderstandings of Blockchain Technology
In this episode I am joined by Angela Walch. Angela is an Associate Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies and financial stability. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies of University College London. Angela was nominated for “Blockchain Person of the Year” for 2016 by Crypto Coins News for her work on the governance of blockchain technologies. She joins me for a conversation about the misleading terms used to describe blockchain technologies. You can download here on listen below.