Hashgraph

Ep.22 Hashgraph, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and the Evolution of Consensus with Leemon Baird

Episode Summary for Hashgraph, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and the Evolution of Consensus with Leemon Baird In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph, a new, distributed ledger technology poised to disrupt the entire ecosystem of blockchain based applications and cryptocurrencies. Leemon Baird is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. …

Mid-Week Interview with Jim Rickards, Breaking News on Blockchain, and More!

I’m excited to announce the release of a special, Market Forces segment with Jim Rickards this week that I’ll be recording with him in-studio Wednesday (two days from now) for release on that very same evening or early the following morning. We will discuss Jim’s call for war with North Korea, a secular reversal in market sentiment toward the down-side, …

John Borthwick

Ep.21: Design Philosophy, Superintelligence, Relativism, and Simulation with John Borthwick

Episode Summary for Design Philosophy, Superintelligence, Relativism, and Simulation with John Borthwick In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with John Borthwick, about design philosophy, superintelligence, relativism, and simulation. John Borthwick is CEO and Co-founder of Betaworks, a startup platform that builds and invests in companies across the social, data-driven media Internet. The Betaworks platform combines three areas of …

Daniel Drezner

Ep.20: Public Intellectuals, Thought Leaders, and the Marketplace of Ideas with Daniel Drezner

Episode Summary for Public Intellectuals, Thought Leaders, and the Marketplace of Ideas with Daniel Drezner In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with political scientist Daniel W. Drezner about public intellectuals, thought leaders, and the marketplace of ideas. Dr. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a …

Pricing Geopolitical Risk

The Falling Dollar, Oil, and Pricing Geopolitical Risk in Financial Markets with Rachel Ziemba

Why are Financial Markets so Bad at Pricing Geopolitical Risk? In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces Podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Emerging Markets Analyst Rachel Ziemba. Rachel leads Emerging Markets coverage for Roubini Global Economics and writes extensively across all three EM/Frontier regions, as well as about commodities. She has a particular interest in the macroeconomics of …

Geoffrey West

Ep.19: Geoffrey West on Computational Biology, Complexity, and a Unified Theory of Sustainability

Episode Summary for Geoffrey West on Computational Biology, Complexity, and a Unified Theory of Sustainability In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with theoretical physicist Geoffrey West about his work studying biological systems, infrastructure, and the socioeconomics of cities. Dr. West’s primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics, especially those concerning the elementary particles, their …

Price of Bitcoin

The Rising Price of Bitcoin, ICO’s, and the Economics of Cryptocurrencies with Wall Street Analyst Gil Luria – a conversation on the Market Forces

Below, you will find a transcript of Demetri’s conversation with Gil Luria on the economics of Bitcoin, how the price of bitcoin is determined, what the dynamics of supply and demand are, and how government regulations will impact the sector. The transcript has been edited in order to make the reading easier. Redundant parts of the interview have also been …

Economic Man

Ep.18: The Origins of Economic Man and the Moral Economy with Samuel Bowles

Episode Summary for Economic Man and the Moral Economy In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Samuel Bowles, about economic man and the moral economy, exploring some of the latest insights from the field of behavioral economics. The two also explore how incentives and prices convey information and shape perceptions of value in the economy. Dr. …