Easy Money with Professor Jorge Stolfi


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Did you ever wish you had a computer science professor would could ironically and hilariously explain the deceptive trickery of cryptocurrencies? Well, so do we, and if you are a student at the University of Campinas in Brazil, you know what that's like!
Professor Jorge Stolfi is a well cited computer scientist specializing in graph theory, image processing and computational geometry, which gives him the power to shoot lasers out of his nose and take down the masses of rambunctious children that we call crypto-reddit. He understands Bitcoin, almost too well, and likes to educate those of us already 45 thousand dollars deep in credit card debt from Coinbase auto-purchases on why we should think twice about our "investments". Pfft. What would the most cited computer science professor from Brazil know about blockchaining?
We talk at length about the financial nature of cryptocurrencies, non-speculative investments (and their much larger speculative counterparts) and why it may not be the wisest thing to leverage your first born child to get more exposure to Bitcoin. We discuss Tether, Elon Musk, El Salvador, Smart Contracts and so much more!
Introduction Joke - How I Plan to Make Some Easy Money (Stolfi, 2014)
Music - Blue Bossa
Follow all of his hilarious take-downs on twitter, reddit and on the many public debates he has attended!

https://twitter.com/JorgeStolfi (@JorgeStolfi)
https://www.reddit.com/user/jstolfi (u/jstolfi)
Special thanks to the last minute help from some folks on twitter! Especially @gordolven !
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