Why we need philosophers to explain bitcoin: A review of ‘Resistance Money’

This is the first book I’ve reviewed about cryptocurrency in a while that isn’t the wild retelling of tales involving scams, fraud and boundless riches in the crypto industry. 

Instead, this entire book is a measured thought experiment into truly determining how you feel about bitcoin in the world — written by three philosophers. And the philosophy angle is more than clear from the very start; authors Andrew M. Bailey, Bradley Rettler and Craig Warmke are all associate professors in both America and Singapore, whose varied specialties all overlap at the intersection of philosophy and finance. 

The book begins with a highly theoretical question: If you were able to step outside…

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