On today's show I have the great privilege of speaking with Ian Panchevre. Ian is a political scientist from Yale whose primary studies include political theory and political psychology. Most recently, Ian has been researching the internal politics of the Bitcoin community. He's interested in both the "informal power networks" that have formed among miners and core developers, as well as the "formal power structures" like the Bitcoin Foundation. He will be self-publishing his research paper at the end of April. Beyond his studies in political science, Ian is a technology entrepreneur. His current business, Prepd, is building educational technology. Ian was recently offered deferred admissions to Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business; he plans to enroll in business school in a few years. Ian is originally from San Antonio, TX.
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Ian Panchevre - Yale University
- John Locke's Second Treatise of Government - http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdfs/locke1689a.pdf
- Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia - http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/provisionalia/nozick.pdf
- Václav Havel's Power of the Powerless - http://vaclavhavel.cz/showtrans.php?cat=eseje&val=2_aj_eseje.html&typ=HTML
- Peter Ludlow's Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias - http://www.amazon.com/Crypto-Anarchy-Cyberstates-Pirate-Utopias/dp/0262621517
- Richard Sclove's Democracy and Technology - http://www.amazon.com/Democracy-Technology-Conduct-Science-Series/dp/089862861X
Articles and Papers:
- Sarah Jeong's "The Bitcoin Protocol as Law, and the Politics of a Stateless Currency" - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2294124
- Gervais, Karame, and Capkun's "Is Bitcoin a Decentralized Currency?" - https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/829.pdf
- Kroll, Davey, and Felten's "The Economics of Bitcoin Mining, or Bitcoin in the Presence of Adversaries" - http://www.weis2013.econinfosec.org/papers/KrollDaveyFeltenWEIS2013.pdf
- Vinay Gupta's "Governing Bitcoin" talk - http://vinay.howtolivewiki.com/blog/other/my-bitcoin-expo-london-talk-nov-2013-with-transcript-3539
Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
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Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw
Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne
Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN.
All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don The Don Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah Lij Shaw
Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that’s some pickin man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.
Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.
Theme song Gravy by the band, Eleanor Roosevelt with Lij on fiddle.
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