I certainly picked the brains of everyone who would tolerate me and the topics were broad. Everything from encoding personal identity and property rights into the blockchain to making elections transparent. Hernando de Soto was a standout. His book The Mystery of Capital was most talked about. Bill Tai loaned me his copy to read on the beach while I was there.
GH: You’ve been a massive proponent of transparency – going so far as to post your royalty statements. Why do you do this, and what impact has it had?
ZK: I think because I am outside the music industry, much of the way it operates seems absurd to me, so I talk about it. I just always want to make things better and I don’t know if I’ve had any impact, but I do it because I just feel obligated to help.I just believe in transparency in everything and I’ve put my career outside the mainstream so that I can operate on my own terms. I’ve managed to avoid working with record labels for my entire career.
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