Feb 192014

At the Freedom Summit in Phoenix, Arizona this past weekend I got to sit down with the CEO of Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne. He gave a presentation on Bitcoin and Austrian economics at the Summit that was very informative and was gracious in his time afterwards. He even revealed in his presentation that he is preparing to sue Goldman Sachs. We talk about his introduction to classical liberal philosophy, Bitcoin’s role in the liberty movement, what the government plans to do about Bitcoin, and even some exciting and breaking news on the future of Overstock.com.

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- Poet, fire dancer, activist. Office manager at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage and a part time agorist, Meghan is committed to building bridges with a variety of activists and approaches to creating a freer world. When she’s not busy expressing her own freedom through spoken word poetry or fire dance, she educates others about the effectiveness of Agorism/usage of cryptocurrencies as a way to redistribute power back into the hands of the people.

  4 Responses to “M.K. Lords Interviews Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com”

  1. How do you view the position of the traditional banking system towards Bitcoin?

    • I think there’s a lot it can learn from looking at Bitcoin as a payment system. It’s easier for people to use, doesn’t require physical addresses or IDs, so it’s great for the unbanked. While the legacy banking system still has a monopoly on how people store their money, I think the generations coming up are increasingly distrustful of banks and are looking for something new to replace them. Bitcoin would be a great solution in that regard.

  2. Patrick you’re so tall you don’t fit in the video.

  3. Great interview