Macro, Bitcoin

Balaji Bets the Dollar will Hyperinflate to Zero. NOT A DRILL!

Balaji Srinivasan is back on Bankless with alarming takes. According to Balaji, in the next 90 days, the Dollar will hyperinflate—and the Bitcoin price will skyrocket to $1 Million.
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Inside the episode

Balaji Srinivasan is an investor, founder, and Former CTO of Coinbase and GP at a16z and author of The Network State

He’s backed up these claims with a million dollar bet. With these dire predictions and a track record of strong takes, we needed to hear him out.

Who should we bring on next to counter these claims?


TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES

0:00 Intro

7:50 Weeks when Decades Happen

9:30 $1 Million Bitcoin Bet

16:20 Balaji’s Track Record

19:00 Pandemic

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1222921758375927808

23:15 Hyperinflation

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1636797265317867520

27:50 US Banking Failure

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1636822077775941633

32:50 The Banks are Insolvent

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FrXKYKcakAAdJwe?format=jpg&name=medium

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1637671174271565825

35:38 More Failure, More Funding

https://archive.is/0Jww3#selection-731.0-731.286

40:30 FDIC and the Fed

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10874230/Jean-Claude-Juncker-profile-When-it-becomes-serious-you-have-to-lie.html

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20230312b.htm

44:18 Bank Runs

https://qz.com/the-feds-discount-window-is-lending-to-banks-at-2008-le-1850237214

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1637859435149398016

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/banking/wall-street-giants-move-to-rescue-first-republic-bank

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20230315a.htm

52:25 Escaping to Gold

https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/1637544100663803904

57:50 Exporting Inflation

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jul/17/bread-food-arab-spring

https://www.wsj.com/graphics/red-economy-blue-economy/

https://howmuch.net/articles/rise-and-fall-dollar

1:04:30 Bitcoin in Wartime

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FrrfQuaaUAEFYev?format=jpg&name=medium

1:10:45 Capital Allocation

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1488988253411708931

1:13:30 The Only Real Banks

https://twitter.com/koeppelmann/status/1637898298005626881

1:20:49 Why Now?

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1637329482687324161

https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1637868839890472960

https://twitter.com/0xfoobar/status/1637855829750628353

https://www.google.com/search?q=sivb&oq=sivb&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i10i131i433i512l2j0i10i512l2j69i64l3.1066j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://www.google.com/search?q=usd+btc&oq=usd+btc&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l4j69i64l3.1207j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

1:28:15 Do This Now

https://twitter.com/MaxCRoser/status/1355652800588505089

1:34:52 A Year From Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0

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