I’m back after an incredible trip to San Diego to attend and speak at the FINCON 2016 financial conference. This episode is a recap of my experiences as well as tips on how to speak to and connect with “mainstream” financial people (bloggers, podcasters, authors, etc) on why they should care about Bitcoin. I came away impressed with the number of people who had heard of Bitcoin, but unfortunately most people either didn’t know what it was or still thought that you just buy drugs with it.

In this episode I cover the following:

Bitcoin as an opt-in/opt-out economy
How Bitcoin is a protocol layer in the internet similar to Email or HTTP
The “moral argument” for Bitcoin and how it can help the “unbanked” population
How Bitcoin is grassroots and how it MOST helps the poor
Why Bitcoin can be used to protect from inflation
Why government bonds are a terrible investment
Current thoughts on the College Debt Bubble and “subprime” college loans
…and much more

Don’t worry, next week will go back to the normal interview format, but I just had to share my experience of FINCON with you. Until then…KEEP BUILDING FREEDOM!

Podcast Resources

Sending Bitcoin to Venezuela

LE41 – Generating Passive Income with a Crypto-currency ATM with Cindy Zimmerman…zimmerman/

Full FINCON slide deck used for presentation:…FINCON16.pdf

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Meet the hosts

Ashe Whitener is the founder and host of the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast which aims to provide an alternative perspective to achieving individual freedom through the creative, entrepreneurial process rather than through the tried and failed process of politics. Ashe has two BS degrees in Engineering and is also an original member of Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Bank where he is currently the Head of Business Development. Much of Ashe’s experience has come during his time living in Panama and he continues to consult global teams on various projects including tech startups and offshore asset protection.


  • Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since I last posted. While I’m stuck in Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children club, I wanted to get my own Ar-15 without having to purchase it/register it on base (I’m now over at MCAS Miramar, one of those “paradise” duty stations by Marine standards) which includes building my own. However, after visiting Ares Armor, which coincidentally resulted in running into plenty of active duty liberty minded Marines/the owners who themselves are liberty minded, they have informed me that they were forced to cease build parties (where people came in to use Ares Armor’s machines to make Ar-15 lower receivers out of the 80% completed) after the ATF illegally raided their Oceanside shop and stole a shitload of their 80% lowers. They said that I should look around the San Diego area or networks like this to look for help in finding machines that are necessary to build my own AR-15. Does anybody know anyone or yourself have the tools? And are you in the San Diego area? Many thanks in advance for the help!   Daniel

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  • Ladies and gents, I’ve finally managed to complete my AR-15, 100% legal and unregistered 😀 Only costed me about $700 not including the sights and modifications I put into it. I’m moving onto pistols, I know where to get 80% frames mainly from the M1911 variant, but where can I find build parties in the San Diego area? The reason why I post this is because I don’t have the tools to make one, let alone when I live on base 😛 I’m sure TPM has one, but it’s extremely expensive 🙁

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