Bill Barhydt, recruited by NASA and the CIA at the age of 18, stood out as a computer genius and cryptographer. Branching out of government work, Bill pursued his passion for IT ultimately leading him to Bitcoin and resulted in him giving the first-ever TED Talk on the subject in 2012. Bill’s early crypto adoption saw him found crypto exchange Abra, a US-based company offering exposure to digital assets and ushering Bitcoin towards its role as a global reserve asset.

In this episode, Melker and Barhydt discuss a range of topics including:

Hacking and programming
Working for NASA and the CIA
New reserve asset
A collapsing bond market
Bitcoin’s “rocket fuel”
Living to 175 years old
Crypto banking
A yacht as collateral
Elon Musk and Doge
The world computer
Bitcoin leaving exchanges
A massive wealth redistribution

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