Nov. 28, 2019

OG Bitcoin Pioneer George Mandrik on Guns & Drugs, Anarcho-Capitalism, Bacon Sandwiches, and Selling Baklava for Bitcoin

OG Bitcoin Pioneer George Mandrik on Guns & Drugs, Anarcho-Capitalism, Bacon Sandwiches, and Selling Baklava for Bitcoin

George Mandrik and Charlie Shrem discuss working together at BitInstant, his experience with ASIC mining, and moving to Blockchain.com,


Once a year there is a festival where people can truly be free from the oppression of government. This episode my guest George Mandrik shares how he made a living at the Porcupine Festival selling Baklava. Back in 2012 the Porcupine festival with guns, drugs, and wild parties I met George Mandrik and offered him a job with my company BitInstant. George Mandrik shares his work life with me at BitInstant and his first experience with ASIC mining making him sweat. After I closed my company George moved to Blockchain.com and gives his thoughts on closing the coin mixing service. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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