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The Bitcoin Matrix

Aug 19, 2021

Nik Bhatia is a financial researcher, CFA charterholder, and Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Securities where he teaches Applied Finance in Fixed Income Securities. Previously, Nik worked the US Treasuries trading desk for a large institutional asset manager and has extensinve trading experience in money markets and interest rate futures.

After starting his teaching career, Nik felt the urge to bring his research on both the international monetary system and Bitcoin together as one to write Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies. He has a BA in Social Sciences from USC and a Masters in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. 

We discuss US Treasuries, the Gold Florin, the discipline of hard money, how banks use their balance sheets to create money, the US vs China, CBDCs, are financial panics avoidable in a fractional reserve system, Hal Finney and so much more. 

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