Ep 20: Bitcoin & Biology. Brandon Quittem, Gigi, Svetski. Wake Up Podcast


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Episode 20 of the Wake Up Podcast is one of the most mind-blowing yet.

Brandon Quittem, the Mycelium master & the always deep & eloquent Gigi join me.

There we so many breakthroughs during this conversation.

The framing of Bitcoin as a Living Organism is likely the most profound there is.

We discussed life as a concept: "That which continues".

Life is:

- Adaptability

- Survivability

- Continuation

How markets function like a biological system, or biological systems function like markets.

Emergence as a concept

Life being emergent, complex and bottom up, not top down.

Contrary to how religionists think (in general) ?

We looked at Bitcoin through the lens of the Sovereign individual thesis:

Fragmentation as something that WILL happen, whether or not we do it consciously.

We the tied this into the idea of Bitcoin & the great filter (article by Svetski coming soon, and Brandon making mention of it here:


We then took some time to compare Evolution VS utilitarianism, alongside the religionists mis-interpretation of darwinism.

- God or nature ?

- Creator or creating?

As a life form, we established that Bitcoin is absorbing all these ideas and reading a larger, complete, complex system.

Like how larger cells absorbed the mitochondria.

Life & fragmentation.

The story of humanity: Pockets of centralisation in broader networks.

Tribes, cities, even countries or continents.

This was SUCH a great discussion.

Lastly, I want to make a special Shout out to Guy Swann.

Check out Brandon’s Mycellium series:


Check out Gigi's Life Series:


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More coming soon!

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