How governments will redefine digital currency, with Erik Townsend

In this episode I talk to Erik Townsend, the author of Beyond Blockchain and the Rise of Digital Currency — in which he makes the case for how governments will take what has been created with bitcoin and turn it into something else entirely, where they are in control.

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I’m joined by a special guest, Erik Townsend, the author of Beyond Blockchain: The Death of the Dollar and the Rise of Digital Currency.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

When most of think of digital currency, we think of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Erik has thought a lot about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and especially how governments will eventually be able to make use of the technology innovations of Satoshi Nakamoto and others in this space.

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Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount