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November 3, 2023

Czech Communism, Gypsies, Bitcoin Art, and Climbing Mountains with Zed

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Show Notes

In today’s episode I talk with Zed, a Bitcoiner originally from the Czech Republic, but now living in Wellington, New Zealand, where he organises a Local Bitcoin meetup.

We dive into Zed’s story, leaving the Czech Republic to go to London around the time of the occupy movement where he first discovered Bitcoin.

We talk about Bitcoin art and the role of popular culture in sharing new ways of thinking, as well as the cultural background that Zed brings to Bitcoin, having being born into a communist system. We also talk about how people such as the Gypsies of Europe or the New Zealand Māori represent a different kind of relationship to the state that we can learn a lot from.

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Hackers Congress - ⁠https://1337.hcpp.cz/⁠

Ztohoven Art Group - ⁠https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ztohoven⁠

The Yes Men - ⁠https://theyesmen.org/⁠

The Castle by Franz Kafka - ⁠https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/333538⁠

Tip NZ music @ Pacific Bitcoin Festival - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZVFTV4SV44

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