From Bars to Bitcoin with Justin Rhedrick

“When I had gone to prison…I was still looking for a way to win, it didn’t matter where I was at, I’m always focused on how do I win.”

— Justin Rhedrick


Location: Austin
Date: Thursday 7th October
Project: From Bars to Bitcoin
Role: Author

The power of a permissionless network means that people are able to participate from all walks of life by removing the ability for any individual to control your money. From billionaires on Wall Street, to street vendors in El Salvador, it is the fairest money the world has ever known. Bitcoin is for anyone. 

The path to bitcoin is different for everyone. While many of the early bitcoiners found it through libertarianism, now most come to Bitcoin, at least initially, to speculate. Justin Rhedrick’s story, however, is not like most.

After being released from prison for his role in a home invasion, longtime friend and author of Bitcoin & Black America, Isaiah Jackson, introduced Justin to Bitcoin. 

So how did he go from prisoner to bitcoiner?

In this interview, I talk to Justin Rhedrick, the author of From Bars to Bitcoin. We discuss his imprisonment, the power of discipline, and how bitcoin helped him unlock success.

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WBD411 – Show Notes


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