Patrick Byrne is the former CEO of Overstock.com, and a long-time blockchain technology advocate. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Asian students from Dartmouth, a master’s in philosophy in ethics from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. Patrick has spoken frequently over the years about the role blockchain technology will play in redefining ownership and the exchange of value in our capital markets.
In this episode, Patrick and Derek continue a conversation from March of 2019 – where they originally discussed Patrick’s “Blockchain Tech Stack for Civilization”. Patrick recaps the original ideas he shared, along with an update on how these different pillars may be shaping up across the blockchain industry in 2020. Patrick and Derek also dive into topics like the role of Coronavirus on the current macro environment, recent rate cuts announced by the Federal Reserve – and blockchain’s role in the future in light of these events.