Lyn Alden, Founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Mauricio di Bartolomeo, Co-founder of Ledn, discuss how inflation could affect the digital asset industry.

Show highlights:

  • how Mauricio’s upbringing in Venezuela and firsthand experience with inflation led him to Bitcoin
  • what a “long-term debt cycle” is and why Lyn thinks the 2020s could be similar to the 1930s and 1940s
  • the difference between inflation and hyperinflation
  • how inflation changes consumer investing and purchasing decisions
  • what the impact of inflation is on Bitcoin
  • how Russia’s war on Ukraine will continue to impact inflation
  • how rising interest rates will affect Bitcoin and stablecoin adoption 
  • what type of economic environment is worst for BTC growth
  • whether Bitcoin is an inflation hedge
  • why Lyn is long-term bullish on stablecoins and Bitcoin
  • what effect a global recession would have on Bitcoin
  • how global inflation has changed adoption rates for BTC in developing economies
  • how Venezuelans use and perceive Bitcoin 
  • why Lyn and Mauricio are excited about Lightning Network in developing countries
  • what Lyn and Mauricio think about El Salvador’s adoption of BTC and its billion dollar BTC bond
  • how Ledn, as a lending company, was able to navigate the Celsius/Voyager crash
  • how Lyn analyzes the risks associated with firms like BlockFi
  • what lessons Lyn and Mauricio have learned in 2022 about digital assets and the economy

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