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Economist Jeffrey Tucker: Bitcoin Will Unleash Humanity’s True Potential

“As a technology, money never improved. It never got better. It would be as if we were all still driving around Model T’s.”
— Jeffrey Tucker

Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are actually joined by economist and author Jeffrey Tucker. Now, you might have heard of Jeffrey Tucker. He’s very popular in the Bitcoin scene. He’s an Austrian School economist…and you might be thinking, “what does this have to do with becoming superhuman?” Well, Jeffrey was here in the studio with me and we were talking about Bitcoin for a new project that I’ve been working on. Like myself, Jeffrey believes that Bitcoin is going to be one of the key technologies, if not the technology, that liberates humanity, creates unseen prosperity, unseen freedom, and much more. And as I was talking to him, about Bitcoin, I came to realize that a lot of the stuff that he was talking about is about financial freedom, having responsibility for your future, and a lot of different things that we’ve covered on the show only tangentially, but which really relate to becoming super human. And so I decided to share this interview with you guys here today.

I know Bitcoin is not a topic that you would typically think would be superhuman, but it’s something that I am extremely passionate about, and something that I want to start talking more and more and more about. Put simply, I think it has the potential to really help a lot of people. So throughout the interview, we talk about what it is, why Bitcoin is such a powerful thing, and why Jeffrey is the first economist who came out and said “hey, this this technology has potential to change the world.” We talk about how it’s going to change people’s lives. We talk about how you can get involved and get started (here’s a link to get $10 in Bitcoin free), and much, much more. I hope you enjoy.

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This episode is brought to you by my latest project, Bitcoin Academy – an online course where you can learn everything you need to about one of the biggest revolutions to happen in technology and finance.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Jeffrey Tucker? How did he get into the field of economics? Why is he passionate about it?
  • What is the Austrian school of economics? How is it different from other schools of economics?
  • What is wrong with our monetary system today? Why are we all at risk?
  • What is “counterparty risk,” and why does it represent a flaw with how money works today?
  • How has the zeitgeist changed in just the last few years with regards to cryptocurrency?
  • What’s the big deal with Bitcoin, anyways? Isn’t it just like PayPal or Venmo?
  • What 1 feature of Bitcoin do 99% of people not realize is a massive technological breakthrough?
  • What are the qualities of money? Why is it a challenge to create the next generation of money?
  • When did Jeffrey Tucker get into Bitcoin? What was the magical ‘a-ha’ moment for him?
  • What major challenge did Jeffrey Tucker face when realizing that Bitcoin changed everything he thought he knew?
  • What about the fact that Bitcoin has no “intrinsic” value, like Tulip bulbs? 
  • What role will Bitcoin have? Will it replace “fiat” money? Compete? Will something replace it?
  • A discussion about scaling – can Bitcoin scale up to be a major global currency?
  • What does Jeffrey Tucker believe the future will look like, thanks to Bitcoin?
  • What would Jeffrey Tucker’s advise be to someone who doesn’t know where to get started?
  • Jeffrey and I share the #1 best way to get people to “believe” in Bitcoin
  • Where can you reach out and learn more about Jeffrey Tucker?
  • What is the #1 message that Jeffrey hopes you remember?

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Favorite Quotes from Jeffrey Tucker:

“The beautiful thing about ideas is, you can’t kill them… You can kill a lot of things, but you can’t kill ideas.”
“Something like two thirds of the world is unbanked… We need a people’s currency.”
“What Bitcoin has done is it’s turned money into information. Same as the internet did for everything else.”
“Money is only one application of blockchain.”
“As late as 2012, it was very difficult to find any explanations of Bitcoin that many any sense to a normal human being… and certainly not to an economist.”
“I knew it at that moment. I didn’t know why, but I knew it.”
“They know that if [Bitcoin] is right, everything has changed.”
“It’s the payment system of the blockchain itself that constitutes it’s use value.”
“There’s no way national money is going to maintain it’s monopoly in light of cryptocurrency.”
“I imagine a future of parallel currencies.”
“I think it’s going to end war. I think it’s going to end the nation state. I think it’s going to end central banking. And, I think it’s going to end power and empower the poor all over the world.”
“If we unleash the power of the human minds all over this planet, we are going to unleash unparalleled prosperity like we’ve never seen before.”
“Just get off your duff. Get out and become an owner… because you’re not going to feel it until you’re an owner.”
“Trust human beings to manage their own lives.”



Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on online learning platform Udemy, and has snowballed this success into the launch of his rapidly growing information products company, SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces such products as the award-winning Becoming SuperHuman Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner" print, digital, and audiobooks; and numerous other online courses through it’s own online training portal, SuperLearner Academy. Jonathan’s media products have been enjoyed by over 130,000 people in 200 countries. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.