A long conversation on Bitcoin citadels, military technology, geopolitics, government inefficiencies, CBDCs, and the collapse of the fiat system. https://free-cities.org/rahim-taghizadegan-bitcoin-citadels-geopolitics-cbdcs/
“A dystopia always has a different side: a utopian one. The question is, is it possible to have a Bitcoin utopia while the world is dystopian? So that’s a challenge to Bitcoiners. And I think it’s a great challenge. It challenges you to think about what hyperbitcoinization may mean and what it looks like.”
Readable, but selective account of monetary history with communitarian bias. This "historical" approach to money is always distorted by the fact that "quantitatively" for most of human history and cultures, monetary phenomena were linked to cult-based and tribal social relations, whereas "qualitatively" the smaller subset of catallactic monetary phenomena (cooperation between foreigners) are materially and, eventually, culturally much more important. So, this communitarian bias boils down to Graeber's anarcho-primitivist bias. I appreciate him for being much more straight-forward about it than most history romantics.