#3 - The President of Palau
The President of Palau and Balaji discuss how the tiny island country is becoming a digital leader, experimenting with everything from on-chain identity to drone delivery.
Despite having less than 20,000 citizens, Palau is a full UN member state. Its path to diplomatic recognition holds many lessons for aspiring founders of new communities. Joining Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. in this chat is William Wang, founder of rns.id, the Palaun government’s crypto identity partner.
0:00 - Intro
2:03 - The Republic of Palau
6:18 - Palau's path to sovereignty
8:35 - How Palau is using crypto
10:40 - The President's background
16:51 - Returning to Palau
18:42 - What is RNS.ID?
25:08 - Palau's government structure
27:23 - Partnerships in Palau
34:15 - Diplomatic relations
36:29 - The advantages of small countries
42:00 - Palau's developing technologies
45:04 - Gaining diplomatic recognition
48:59 - Outro