Peter Thiel Talks Bitcoin
Peter Thiel, the Paypal co-founder and venture capital billionaire known to be long on Bitcoin, has given a lengthy interview on The Rubin Report discussing his views on many subjects. After starting the discussion by refusing to smoke a joint on the air to avoid competing with his fellow Paypal co-founder Elon Musk, Thiel explained that they initially thought about the idea for the company because he was very interested in cryptocurrency and new forms of money for the internet age.
For the next two hours or so he discussed many other interesting subjects before finally returning to focus on cryptocurrency. These included his support for now president Donald Trump, investing in Facebook, generational economics, contrarian thinking, the problems with Silicon Valley, sexuality, freedom of the press versus the right to privacy (the Gawker Hulk Hogan sex tape saga), seastanding and much more.