The Portal Clips

Vitalik Buterin – Organized Crime & the Future of Crypto

In this Portal podcast clip, Eric Weinstein and Vitalik Buterin discuss the future of cryptocurrencies and their potential role in organized crime. Quotes from this video: “If you create a group that just goes fundamentally against the vast majority of people’s values, then it’s just going to be hard to find volunteer effort for that […]

The Portal Podcast

The Portal Podcast #012: Vitalik Buterin – The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

In this episode, Vitalik Buterin sits down with Eric to discuss ethereum, the wider world of crypto and heterodox economics. Taking note of the new development of blockchain in 2010, Eric wrote an essay called “Go Virtual Young Man”. A few years later, a Thiel Fellow named Vitalik created a virtual machine with an idiosyncratic […]