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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 4, Bitcoin in El Salvador w/ Steven Lupien

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Extempters and debaters do not want to miss this week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer! Episode Four will explore Bitcoin in El Salvador with special guest, Steven Lupien.


4 | Bitcoin in El Salvador [with Steven Lupien]

-----Description of Podcast-----

This podcast features special guest Steven Lupien to discuss the impacts of the Bitcoin Law passed in El Salvador. The effects are shown not only in El Salvador, but on a domestic and international basis as well.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. The Guardian - Scepticism grows in El Salvador over pioneering Bitcoin gamble -

  2. NPR - El Salvador is the First Country to Accept Bitcoin as a Legal Tender -

  3. Reuters - Majority of Salvadorans Don’t Want Bitcoin -

  4. Blockchain by Mark Gates

  5. Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker

  6. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

  7. NYTimes - The Fantasy of Bitcoin is Becoming Real -

  8. Cointelegraph - Bukele Claims that Bitcoin Wallet is “95% Fixed” -

  9. NYTimes - In Global First, El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Currency -

  10. Forbes - El Salvador Welcomes Bitcoin -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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