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Yannis Varoufakis on Bitcoin and blockchain


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In this article former greek finance minister, professor and Steam employee (Gametheory/economist-in-residence at Valve Corporation) Yannis Varoufakis, who was put out of the ministry by the EU-Elites as he opposed the strict austerity, gives an opinion about Cryptocurrency.  He wanted to introduce a blockchain based currency in greece by the way.

You will probably notice, that his analysis is very well compatible with the vision of Ripple XRP as a digital asset to facilate payments, but not compatible with the view of the Bitcoin maximalists because of the lack of democratic participation in the Bitcoin monetary system.

Here the link to the interview: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/yanis-varoufakis-bitcoin-bubble-interview

About Yannis Varoufakis generally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanis_Varoufakis#Early_life_and_education

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4 hours ago, XRPHdlr said:

This dude was a politician a couple of years back..he's a total looser..

The man was put in an impossible position. While he wasn't involved in the politics that had brought Greece to the point of being virtually bankrupt and the country could only survive with substantial loans from the EU, he had to stand up for the interests of his country and his people while the EU were pulling the strings. He wasn't afraid to go against the EU and to my eyes he's rather a small hero.

By the way: the interview is from December 2017...

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8 minutes ago, DucPeter said:

The man was put in an impossible position. While he wasn't involved in the politics that had brought Greece to the point of being virtually bankrupt and the country could only survive with substantial loans from the EU, he had to stand up for the interests of his country and his people while the EU were pulling the strings. He wasn't afraid to go against the EU and to my eyes he's rather a small hero.

By the way: the interview is from December 2017...

Exactly - the EU was ready to sell Greece for parts. He said : "Give me the ball" - a hero indeed.

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1 hour ago, Zockempire said:

Some guys are really quick to judge people without knowing them personally, which really speaks for maturity...

 

 

Hey..be nice. Can't I have an opinion? I was paying this dudes salary..I think I'm entitled to an opinion. I have my reasons for not liking him but this isn't the place.

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1 minute ago, XRPHdlr said:

Hey..be nice. Can't I have an opinion? I was paying this dudes salary..I think I'm entitled to an opinion. I have my reasons for not liking him but this isn't the place.

It looks pretty bad when your opinion seems to be based on nothing.

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17 minutes ago, John_Buh said:

Exactly - the EU was ready to sell Greece for parts. He said : "Give me the ball" - a hero indeed.

You guys can think what you want of him. No problem. If you ask any politically conscious Greek they will definitely have something bad to say about him.

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