It seems like forks are all the rage nowadays—that is if you follow bitcoin. A few months ago, we experienced the Bitcoin Cash fork. A few days ago, there was another fork to Bitcoin Gold. And soon, the latest hard fork, SegWit2x, is expected to take place.
So what is a fork exactly? And is there anything about this SegWit2x fork that we should be concerned about? We brought our bitcoin guy, Vivek Raj, back on the show to explain what forks are and why they’ve been occurring. He also dives into the history and politics of bitcoin to make sense of everything going on today. What’s best for bitcoin? Vivek argues that decentralization is what the bitcoin community should be striving for.
We agree. Bitcoin is about removing ourselves from the grip of the state and the central banks. It’s about the equitable control of wealth and dodging the seizure of our assets by the marauding agents of the state.
Previous episodes featuring Vivek Raj
Episode 46 – An overview of Bitcoin and what’s going on with it today with Vivek Raj, Part 1
Episode 47 – An overview of Bitcoin and what’s going on with it today with Vivek Raj, Part 2
‘I forgot my PIN’: An epic tale of losing $30,000 in bitcoin
The Satoshi Nakamoto Institute: The Memory Pool
Balaji Srinivasan at Startup School 2013
The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg
Bitcoin Uncensored Podcast
Tales from the Crypt Podcast
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