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November 24, 2023

China, Nostr, Bitcoin, and Humanity's Potential with gSovereignty

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Show Notes

I talk with gSovereignty, based in Hong Kong, going deep into questions about individual sovereignty and freedom. We also discuss the relationship with the legacy nation state and how Bitcoin and Nostr may interface with collectivist societies such as China. We talk about the Hong Kong protests, the dynamics of state and media, and Bitcoin’s eventual showdown with the Cantillon Pyramid.

We also talk about G’s work in Nostr, including running the Nostrovia podcast, and building nostrocket – helping Bitcoiners organise projects in a way that is not beholden to the state.

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