April 16, 2023 Reading Time: < 1 minute

In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand spoke with Caitlin Long, founder of Custodia, a financial institution anchored around bitcoin, sound money, and safe banking. 

They discuss the importance of economic freedom in a rapidly centralizing world, the philosophy that shapes Long’s decisions, and the implications of the Fed’s denying Custodia’s application for membership. 

They also dive into the Fed’s balance sheet, fractional reserve banking, and the link between Austrian economics and bitcoin. 

Long explains why she sees bitcoin as important and how it expands personal and economic freedom. They also touch on the history of the banking system, bank failures, central banks, and CBDCs.

Kate Wand

Kate Wand is a content creator. Her focus is social commentary and filmmaking. She is the host of AIER’s Liberty Curious podcast.

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