Published in 35 languages with more than 5000 Amazon reviews, and widely considered the most important book for understanding the economics of bitcoin.

A university-level textbook explaining the most important concepts in economics in the Austrian school tradition, coming in late 2022. Subscribe now to receive the chapters biweekly!

The sequel to The Bitcoin Standard, applying its framework to analyzing the current monetary system. 



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The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school’s perspective.

Listen to the weekly academy.saifedean.com discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website’s online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.

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Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments.

Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

This website is intended to showcase Dr. Ammous’ research in studying the economics of bitcoin, and nothing in it should be construed as investment advice. Bitcoin is a sophisticated technology whose ownership requires an understanding of complex technologies and tools. Before deciding whether to invest in bitcoin, you should do your own extensive research into the financial and technical aspects involved. Nothing written in this website should be considered advice related to that decision.

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