Derek Evers and Christopher Robbins are delving into the black market on this week’s installment of Nothing Urgent! Tune in to hear Derek and Chris talk with Andy Greenberg, author of This Machine Kills Secrets and writer for Forbes, about buying drugs on the Internet. Learn about The Silk Road, bitcoins, and the lawless online economy. How are online currencies like bitcoins providing alternatives for tangible money, and what do they mean for nations with failing monetary systems? Later, hear from Syd Butler of Frenckiss Records and Les Savy Fav! Learn about the history of the band, and why Syd decided to start a record label. Why does Tim from Les Savy Fav owe Chris an apology? Find out all of this and more on this week’s episode of Nothing Urgent! Thanks to our sponsor, White Oak Pastures.
“The Dread Pirate Roberts wants to see a perfect free market exist, and if it can’t exist in the physical world, then he’ll do it on the Internet.” [11:00]
“A lot of people believe that bitcoins are going to take over the world and replace the dollar.” [17:45]
— Andy Greenberg on Nothing Urgent