Bitcoin and Seasteading

Bitcoin 2013 conference – Lasse Birk Olesen – Seasteading – Entrepreneurship in Government on the High Seas

Recorded at the Bitcoin 2013 conference sponsored by Bitcoin Foundation in San Jose, CA on 18 May 2013.

Bitcoin and seasteading have similarities.
Bitcoin can help seasteading.
Seasteading can help Bitcoin.
Seasteading institute is working towards an Xprize-like prize for the first seastead before the end of 2015 with over 50 citizens in the Seastead.

Fastfood has low switching costs. There is a lot of innovation.

Changing country of residence is far tougher.

To change government within a country involves forming or controlling a political party and winning an election or forming a militia and winning a revolution.

Seasteading -building on the Platform of the oceans

Patri Friedman is the founder and chairman of the Board of The Seasteading Institute and the CEO of Future Cities Development Inc. He earned a BS in math from Harvey Mudd College, an MS in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA from Cardean University. While in school he experimented with technology startups, ran a small consulting business, and co-founded two intentional communities. In 2004 he joined Google to work as a software engineer.

In 2008 he left Google and co-founded The Seasteading Institute with seed funding from entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Peter Thiel. He is also a prolific writer on political theory and philosophy, and has appeared in hundreds of media stories worldwide, including NPR, BBC, and The Economist. Patri comes from a line of great revolutionary thinkers, his grandfather Milton Friedman was the 1976 Nobel Laureate in economics, and his father David Friedman is a well-known political theorist and festival founder.

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