POV Crypto Episode 35 — Bitcoin Biology w/ Brandon Quittem

Brandon Quittem, aka Bitcoin Mushroom Man, is famous for his article comparing Bitcoin to Mycelium, a similarly antifragile, decentralized network of activity.

David Hoffman
1 min readMar 7, 2019

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Brandon Quittem

Has written a famous article, that compares Bitcoin, to Mycelium, the underground fungal network, complete with anti-fragile immune system, nutrient production and energy extrapolation mechanism.

David and Christian get exited about taking a satellite-view of cryptocurrency and crypto-economic networks, and discuss how they relate to biology and other networks found in this crazy universe.

Topics of Conversation

  • Decentralized networks off ALL kinds
  • The functions of mycelium and the functions of Bitcoin
  • Evolution, Biology, and Bitcoin
  • Energy extrapolation by decentralized networks
  • The Great Filter, and how Bitcoin may allow us to pass it

Missed our other Episodes?

33 -The Burner Wallet with Austin Griffith

29 — Evaluating Currencies with Murad Mahmudov

32 — Keeping it in Crypto with Pat White of BitAlpha

34-The Rise of Moloch and Ethereum 2.0

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