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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be 'the Category Winner' - Unchained Ep. 178

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Published on Jun 23, 2020
Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capital and chairman of Virgin Galactic, talks about a wide range of issues, including Bitcoin, COVID, civil unrest, and broad economic trends and forecasts.

Episode Transcript Link: https://unchainedpodcast.com/chamath-palihapitiya-why-bitcoin-will-be-the-category-winner/

We discuss:
Whether his economic forecasts have shifted throughout COVID
Why he believes a debt crisis will occur
How he views the success of BTC as a hedge against the ruling class
How the economic pendulum will swing back toward consumers
Why he doesn't mind if big corporations and hedge funds get wiped out
Whether he subscribes to the thesis that Bitcoin is uncorrelated
Why the pandemic has not spurred institutional adoption of crypto
Why he sees no merit in Ethereum
How the economy will become more decentralized in the future and whether blockchain will be a part of it
Why he prefers SPACs over ICOs
Why he started capital as a service
Why he believes the government should bust up large corporations

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Episode links:
Chamath Palihapitiya: https://twitter.com/chamath
Social Capital: https://www.socialcapital.com/

Turmoil at Social Capital: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/social-capital-founder-gives-his-account-of-turmoil-at-firm

https://observer.com/2018/09/chamath-palihapitiya-social-capital-turmoil/

https://medium.com/@chamath/the-reports-of-our-death-have-been-greatly-exaggerated-11bcc80ee4ab

2019 interview with Kara Swisher: https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/3/4/18247010/chamath-palihapitiya-social-capital-happiness-identity-crisis-kara-swisher-teddy-schleifer-podcast

Chamath on Recode Decode in 2020: https://podcastnotes.org/recode-decode/chamath-palihapitiya-kara-swisher-investing/

Fed buying up to $250 billion in individual corporate bonds: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/federal-reserve-begins-individual-corporate-bond-purchases-secondary-market-relief-2020-6-1029309910

CNBC interview where he says Bitcoin is an uncorrelated hedge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2gDmcU8bDw

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/12/12/social-capitals-palihapitiya-bitcoin-is-going-to-1-million-in-the-next-20-years.html

SPAC: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-modern-ipo-is-useless-lets-reinvent-it-1506361770?mod=searchresults&page=2&pos=13

China’s blockchain efforts: https://www.coindesk.com/from-banking-giants-to-tech-darlings-china-reveals-over-500-enterprise-blockchain-projects

Capital as a service:

https://caas.socialcapital.com
https://medium.com/social-capital/from-experiment-to-product-capital-as-a-service-one-year-later-6d8b4b9c038b

2019 investor letter: https://www.socialcapital.com/annual-letters/2019

At Stanford GSB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk

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