Your favorite blockchain protocol?
Bitcoin forever and always
Your #1 favorite crypto hero?
Your favorite quality in an entrepreneur?
Curiosity – people ask “why?”
Your biggest fear?
Loss of freedom and agency
What would you value bitcoin at today?
One word on how you got into crypto?
Who is your crypto hero?
Satoshi (same as 2)
What should crypto disrupt next?
First disrupt money, next comes the state
Public or private?
Public, but with privacy
Permissioned or permissionless?
Your best example of sovereignty?
Your net worth?
Hah, absolutely not
What defines Satoshi?
Spiritual leader of a social movement that will change the course of human history
Your favorite economist?
Anna Schwartz, who co-authored the influential book “A Monetary History of the United States” with Milton Friedman which analyzed the Fed’s role in perpetuating the Great Depression, for which he received the Nobel prize, but she did not. She was a brilliant analyst of monetary policy, and very outspoken in her criticism of the Fed. Legend!
Which living person do you most despise?
No one. I don’t have enough energy to despise other people. Indifference is more powerful than hate.
When and where were you when you first heard about BTC?
Don’t recall, but I was working on an M&A project in China when I first started down the rabbit hole, so I was in a random hotel room somewhere in China realizing I actually did not really like my job or my life very much.
Do you mine? Would you mine?
No and maybe, I do run a full node but mining is a specialized activity that requires scale.
Your favorite revisionist moment from crypto history?
Everything surrounding the DAO “hack” and what happened afterwards. Even calling it a “hack” is wildly mis-leading.
Your favorite non-crypto book?
Tie between Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and Dune by Frank Herbert
Your most visited webpage?
Twitter, of course