18. Jackson Palmer of Dogecoin Explains How 2017 Was a Bad Year for Bitcoin



Jackson Palmer, Dogecoin creator, Cryptocurrency visionary and realist.
Jackson Palmer, Dogecoin creator, Cryptocurrency visionary and realist.

Today’s guest, illuminating the blockchain, is Jackson Palmer, who in 2013, created Dogecoin. Created partly as satire, it’s valued in total at over 1 billion dollars today. We are going to tell the origin story of Dogecoin in a future episode, but today we tap Jackson’s rare insight, starting with his take on the last year in crypto, and how in terms of crypto as an investment, it may have been great but in terms of proving the purpose of crypto as a currency, 2017 was a bad year.

It’s ironic in a way that a coin made as joke may actually prove to have more integrity and more utility than most of the coins created this last year.

Finding a voice of reason amidst the flurry of hype in this space is rare, and I’m grateful for Jackson’s humility, wisdom and effort to bring clarity to the picture we are painting of the blockchain.

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2 Replies to “18. Jackson Palmer of Dogecoin Explains How 2017 Was a Bad Year for Bitcoin”

  1. Color blind?

    I respect the guest, he was an important part of the community, but I think he misses the most amazing aspect of crypto.

    A reliable financial system without banks or government, owned by a global community, is an incredibly powerful concept. Yes it’s dangerous and inconvenient but it has real value.

    His comments on libertarians being anti bank and suggestion that government should get involved to shield individuals from their mistakes, seem to highlight a misunderstanding of libertarianism – or at least a fundamentally different appreciation of distributed systems, community and free choice, than I have.

    It’s nor surprise he left the community early, couldn’t foresee the value of the coin he started and thinks it’s a bubble, if he misses the most fundamental point of crypto.

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