Keiser Report: Amir Taaki on Imagination, Dark Wallet, and Politics

Keiser Report: Amir Taaki on Imagination, Dark Wallet, and Politics

Max Keiser sat down with the fireball Dark Wallet developer Amir Taaki in a far-reaching interview that touches on a number of cool topics: The anonymity-minded Bitcoin wallet as subject of a recent BBC piece, emerging political movements, and Apple's encryption scheme decried by the FBI. Mad about the state of democracy, bro? Curious about the future of Bitcoin? They discuss that too. Let's dig into it. “Are we on the cusp of a political awakening?”. Taaki launched the conversation by criticizing the idea that Bitcoin is merely a streamlined payment method. Actually, he offers many....


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My initial thought when I heard about Bitcoin from my students is that is a scam. I know now that the technology of Bitcoin might prove useful but I am puzzled by the rush to it.

Meir Statman, Professor at Santa Clara University specializing in behavioral finance