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Welcome to @barmstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase! He’s kindly agreed to do an AMA. Reply with your questions. :)
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@barmstrong Do you think cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies have a role to play in creating peace? Will these technologies have an influence in mediating, diffusing, and/or exacerbating tensions that seem to be rising?
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I don't think crypto is a panacea, but yes I do think it will help with this. Growth solves all problems (in companies, countries, etc). When countries stop growing, you see more internal division, and war with other countries.
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Economic freedom is negatively correlated with war, I believe because it facilitates growth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Freedom_of_the_World So TL;DR crypto is the best tool we have for sound money, free markets, global trade, property rights, etc - basically injecting good financial infrastructure...
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