Today Will speaks with Lee Bratcher, President of the Texas Blockchain Council, an industry association that amalgamates the influence of their members to advocate for blockchain-centric public policy initiatives, educates members of government about the benefits of blockchain technology, and provides subject matter expertise on topics related to blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Starting with a discussion of legislation and economic incentives for bitcoin miners in Texas, Will and Lee dive into the environmental impact of bitcoin and how to frame the discussion. Listen to learn more about how bitcoin could actually help the US Dollar, how China’s miner outlaw has effected the industry, and how bitcoin miners really affect the energy grid.

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TIMESTAMPS:

0:00-0:24 – Intro

0:24-2:50 – Background on Lee & The Texas Blockchain Council

2:50-4:21 – How The Texas Blockchain Council works with Members & Public Policy

4:21-6:56 – How do you discuss Blockchain technology with Public Policy Makers?

6:56-7:45 – China’s approach to Bitcoin Mining

7:45-9:43 – How Bitcoin Mining is affecting the energy grid in Texas

9:43-13:57 – How Bitcoin Mining promotes renewables and the global benefits

13:57-19:02 ​- How to frame the environmental narrative in The Bitcoin Mining Industry

19:02-21:08 – The global political and economic implications of bitcoin and USD

21:08-25:40 – El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin

25:40-29:13 – How does the mining industry evolve in the wake of China’s decision?

29:13-33:48 – What makes Texas stand out for bitcoin miners?

33:48-35:30- Lee’s favorite book

35:30-35:58- Conclusion

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