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Ukraine's Lesson: If you Don't Know What You'll Die for, you Won't Know How to Live

Like all great tragedies, the war in Ukraine has helped clarify what really matters and why.

Technology has played a major role in the International reaction to the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine. Brock Pierce, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, and war reporter Hollie McKay, currently reporting on the war from Kiev, joined Roundtable to discuss the war, technology and international solidarity in the age of Web3.

In this segment, Brock Pierce discusses how stories of Ukrainian resistance have inspired the world. He sees the moment as an opportunity for personal and political reckoning.

"To see an entire nation stand up for themselves and fight for their sovereignty, is a terrible thing to witness, but it's also encouraging to see," he said. "That brings up a good question for every single person: what would you die for?"

Pierce notes that such self-questioning can allow Americans to reconsider their relationship to the political system.

"Hopefully what we're observing in the Ukraine becomes a catalyst," he said, referring to the ongoing political panorama of polarization. "How do we get to that situation where we all win?"

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Roundtable Guests:

Brock Pierce, chairman, the Bitcoin Foundation

Hollie McKay, war reporter and author of Only Cry for the Living

Watch the full discussion below: