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Casey Rodarmor joins me to chat about Ordinals and Inscriptions. Now we get into the pros and cons of this, and whether it is bad for Bitcoin. We chat: What Ordinals and Inscriptions are The ‘bull’ case for Ordinals and Inscriptions Do they spam the bitcoin blockchain? Witness data on the input side, not output side Is it harder to validate? Can it…
 
Anant of BitHyve (Hexa, Keeper) rejoins me on the show to chat about the question of securing your Bitcoin in single signature or multi signature. We also talk through best practices. Topics covered: Single sig or multi sig Costs of multi sig Detailed walkthrough of multi sig set up Practical tips to keep it simple Keeper and features Miniscript an…
 
Dante Cook of Swan Business joins me on the show to chat about: Athletes and Bitcoin Proof of Work Shipping Containers and Bitcoin The need for entrepreneurs The old system fighting the new Bitcoin for businesses Links: Twitter: @Dante_Cook1 Email: Dante@swan.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dantecook/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space …
 
Luke Gromen of Forest For The Trees rejoins me on the show to talk about his macro views: Soft landing vs hard landing Government debt levels US Interest rates and “chicken-pivot” Commodities and dedollarisation Outlook for Bitcoin Links: Twitter: @LukeGromen Site: https://fftt-llc.com/ Prior episode: SLP247 Luke Gromen – Does Bitcoin Recreate The …
 
Antoine Poinsot of Revault/WizardSardine and Salvatore Ingala of Ledger join me to explain: What is Bitcoin Miniscript? How does it help enable new uses of bitcoin? Inheritance, timelocking and business use Security Complexity Liana and Ledger Software and hardware Next steps from here Links: Twitter: @darosior Twitter: @salvatoshi Blog: https://bl…
 
Brad Mills (Bitcoin HODLer and VC investor) joins me to dissect cRyPtO scams from the last cycle. What lessons are there to be learned about the dynamics? Listen in to hear some post mortem commentary, as well as some views on what’s coming. We discuss: cRyPtO ponzi dynamics How the cycles line up Fake decentralisation Liquid staking Yield chasing …
 
Josibake (bitcoin core developer) joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Developer Education and why it’s much improved nowadays! We discuss a range of topics: Why is it important? What are the main bottlenecks? What career opportunities are there? Chaincode labs seminars Qala Bitcoin Dev Philosophy book Onboarding to bitcoin core What he’d lik…
 
James O’Beirne (Bitcoin Core developer) rejoins me on the show to chat about OP_Vault. We discuss: The history of the Vault idea Precomputed vaults vs General covenants What does a good vault look like? How OP_Vault works Who it’s for What next with OP_Vault Links: Paper: Vaults and Covenants Twitter: @jamesob Mailing list discussion: [bitcoin-dev]…
 
Texas Slim and Jacob Wolki join me on the show to chat about what people are getting wrong with their nutrition nowadays, and how the beef initiative is helping. We chat: Nutrition today and what’s gone wrong The Beef Initiative Regenerative Agriculture and the difference in product Using Bitcoin w/IBEX, OpenNode, BTCPay Inaugural Australian Beef I…
 
K3tan of Ministry of Nodes rejoins me on the show to chat about his recent survey and review the year in Bitcoin. We discuss: Practical tips on using Bitcoin Which Bitcoin projects/software/hardware came out on top and why Self sovereignty and adoption Lightning Fedimint, Cashu What to expect for the next year Links: Twitter: @_k3tan Twitter: https…
 
Alex Gladstein of HRF rejoins me on the show to chat about: Attending Africa Bitcoin Conference How the World Bank and IMF keep poorer countries in a debt trap The ‘strings’ attached to debt Odious debt Cash crops How does this resolve? Will Bitcoin help fix this? Links: Twitter: @gladstein Article: Structural Adjustment: How the Imf and World Bank…
 
Dhruv Bansal, co-founder and CSO of Unchained Capital rejoins me on the show to talk about: The bear cycle and what happened Leverage and the role of credit Bitcoin and financial planning Inheritance Planning Multisig & Taproot Nostr Bitcoin and computer security Links: Twitter: @dhruvbansal Site: Unchained.com Prior episodes: SLP221 Joe Kelly And …
 
Muzz from Lightning Ventures joins me to chat: The world of Bitcoin VC Is it fiat? Investing in companies Thinking long term Problems with chainalysis Bitcoiner Jobs Should you evangelise bitcoin? Tips for founders Links: Site: ltng.ventures Twitter: @MikeJarmuz Sponsors: BTCPrague.com (code LIVERA) Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (cod…
 
Conza (austro-libertarian writer and organiser of Mises Seminar Australia) joins me on the show to talk about praxeology, and common bitcoin misconceptions. We chat: Praxeology basics Why it’s not ‘mere preference’ Why accuracy is important Classifying bitcoin vs IOUs Inaccurate analogies about energy, time, violence/weapon Links: Twitter: @Conza S…
 
Joe Burnett of Blockware joins me to chat about why Bitcoin’s security is probably fine in the long term. We chat about the typical arguments for and against here, as well as the surprising idea of ‘finality, not security’. Bitcoin long term security arguments Finality, not security Bitcoin’s scaling cycle Why ETH is more or less doomed Bull and be…
 
Hermann from Bitcoin Ekasi joins me to chat about his journey banking the unbanked: Being inspired by bitcoinbeach Conditions in the town in Mossel Bay, South Africa Shops taking bitcoin payment Dealing with volatility Why maximalism is practical Using services like Bitrefill Bitcoin education centre - built with bitcoin / Paxful Links: Site: Bitco…
 
WizardofAus joins me on the show to chat about the Bush Bash: an alternate model for Bitcoin conferences. To be clear it’s not ‘better’, just different. Wiz and I chat: How he got into organizing bitcoin meetups Bush Bash origins Attendee feedback The commitment filter Structuring the weekend No sponsors needed? Tips on replicating the model Links:…
 
Federico Tenga of Bitfinex joins me to chat about RGB, what it is and what it enables using bitcoin: What is RGB? Enabling stablecoins, collectibles and other assets How does it work? Issuing new assets, transferring and deletion Does it create an MEV situation for Bitcoin? Iris Wallet Links: Twitter: @FedericoTenga Iris Wallet Github: @iris_wallet…
 
Lawrence Nahum of Blockstream joins me to chat about: RBF and mempoolfullrbf 0 conf arguments Blockstream Green Jade and bitcoin security BuildonL2 Links: Twitter: @LarryBitcoin Site: Blockstream.com Build on L2: https://www.buildonl2.com/ Sponsors: BTCPrague.com (code LIVERA) Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(…
 
Jordan Schachtel, independent journalist and writer joins me to chat about the problems in media today, and how we’re in a clown world. We discuss: Media bias and narratives SBF and the FTX house of cards Was it a government op? Critical factors for hyperbitcoinisation Is the system beyond hope? Links: Twitter: @JordanSchachtel Substack: The Dossie…
 
Juraj Bednar (Author, speaker, co-founder of Paralelni Polis) joins me on the show to chat about: Cypherpunk and libertarian thought Building out the Bitcoin parallel economy Vekslaks and p2p Tips for onboarding bitcoin and lightning users Lightning wallet comparison Links: Twitter: @jurbed Book: Hack Yourself! Site: Juraj Bednar Sponsors: Swan Bit…
 
Svetski (Founder of The Bitcoin Times) rejoins me on the show to chat about what he’s working on lately: The Bitcoin Times as a new annual bitcoin publication How and why he got into Austrian economics How bitcoin changes our time preference Explaining Bitcoin Playing the long game with bitcoin adoption Links: Twitter: @SvetskiWrites Twitter: @Time…
 
Jeremy of Escape to El Salvador joins me on the show to talk about his insights on the ground in El Salvador. We discuss: Why and how some bitcoiners and expats are moving to El Salvador Thoughts on the recent Adopting Bitcoin conference Creature comforts in El Salvador Living on Bitcoin in El Salvador Getting residency or setting up a business Tip…
 
Dhruv, Pieter Wuille and Tim Ruffing join me on the show to talk about their project to bring encryption to Bitcoin Core. We discuss: What the current state of things is Packet inspection and making bitcoin slightly more private The new proposal for encryption Impact on nodes Feedback wanted Links: BIP324: Enable v2 P2P encrypted transport #24545 h…
 
James Lavish (author of The Informationist, prior fund manager and macro commentator) joins me on the show to chat about the great debt spiral and how Bitcoin is a big part of the answer. We discuss: Recent central bank rate hikes - Fed and BoE hike 75 basis points Financial zombies Zombie countries and G7 Why the EU is doomed UK Debt problems How …
 
Austin Mitchell of Synota joins me to chat about how bitcoin and the lightning network could be integrated with energy markets and the energy life cycle. We chat: Financial inefficiencies in energy markets How Bitcoin and Lightning fix this Automation and integration possible Walking through the energy lifecycle Bitcoin miners paying for their ener…
 
Zero fee routing rejoins me on the show to do a post mortem on shutting down his LN node project (for now). It was one of the most connected lightning nodes in the network with about 100 BTC capacity, and over 1000 channels. We chat: Why he’s shutting it down How profitable it was Lessons learned Why he’s still bullish on the lightning network and …
 
Anant Tapadia of BitHyve (the team behind Hexa Wallet and Keeper) joins me on the show to talk about what’s going on in India, and the efforts to spread good bitcoin education there as a community. We chat: Bitcoin scene in India Regulation in India Meetup groups p2p trading Keeper and multi signature b4i conference - aims Links: Twitter: @anant_ta…
 
Stack rejoins me on the show to chat about Bitcoin and the four macro factors to watch: Contrasting different views on macro Four factors to watch Is the world done with US Treasuries? What’s the US Fed doing? What about the UK market? Deflationary collapse Links: Twitter: @stackhodler Site: Pro.stackmacro.com Prior episode: SLP397 Stack Hodler – M…
 
Cory Klippsten rejoins me on the show to chat about: The Race to Avoid The War Examples of countries experiencing high inflation Obstacles and hurdles on the way Could the cycles have been avoided? How to contribute if you’re not a developer Pacific Bitcoin Links: Twitter: @coryklippsten Pacific Bitcoin: PacificBitcoin.com (code LIVERA) Sponsors: S…
 
Morgen Rochard of Origin WA joins the show to chat about the world of financial planning and more: Bitcoin allocation percentages Monetary uncertainty “Making your money work for you” Why you want to live in a Bitcoin world Negative real yield Living within your means Links: Origin Wealth Advisors: Originwa.com Twitter: @MorgenRochard Book: Persona…
 
Johns Beharry and Ed of the Bolt.fun project join me to chat about this new online bitcoin and lightning meta-hackathon and how you can get involved. How it got started Prizes and Tracks How teams will be judged Guide Makers Growing the bitcoin developer + designer community Links: Site: https://bolt.fun/ Johns Twitter: @johnsBeharry Ed Twitter: @z…
 
Simon Lelieveldt, a business engineer with extensive experience in banking, central banking and acting as supervisor joins me on the show. We’re chatting about: The problem of FATF Who are they? How did this organisation form? What impacts they’re having on the world Tricks they use to take advantage of crises How to push back Links: Twitter: @finh…
 
Paolo Ardoino (CTO Bitfinex & Tether) rejoins me on the show to chat about just what’s happening Lugano: Funding for the project Helping merchants accepting Bitcoin, USDT, Luga Why do this from the top down? Why not bottom up only? Hub & Incubator Updates on Keet Plan B Forum Links: Twitter: @paoloardoino Lugano site: https://planb.lugano.ch/planb-…
 
John Haar from Swan Private joins me on the show to chat about his journey working inside the TradFi machine and coming to see Bitcoin as the answer: Being a goldbug Reading and learning at mises.org Methodological differences with mainstream economics Full Reserve and Fractional Reserve thoughts Will we see Bitcoin decorrelation? Inflation Links: …
 
Vivek Ramaswamy of Strive Asset Management joins me on the show to chat about: His book Woke, Inc. How executives pursue Woke-ism as a deflection strategy What investors can do about it Activist investing Fighting fire with water How it plays into Bitcoin’s world Links: Twitter: @VivekGRamaswamy Site: Strive.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space…
 
Nathan and Secondl1ght of the BTCMap FOSS project join me to chat about tagging local bitcoin merchants and how you can get involved. FOSS and data Past attempts at tagging Open systems and walled gardens BTCMap project and how you can contribute Tagging locations Links: Site: BTCMap.org Twitter: @BTCMapDotOrg Github: https://github.com/teambtcmap …
 
Matthew McClintock of Bespoke Services joins me on the show to chat about his family office and private trust company for UHNW American clients. We chat: What level of wealth qualifies here? What are the concerns of Bitcoin-affluent families? What kind of structures can they use? Benefits of these structures Trade offs of the approach How the Sover…
 
NVK of Coinkite rejoins me on the show to talk about how Tapsigner, a Bitcoin NFC Hardware card may be the next big iteration in UX for the masses given it’s price and ease of use. We chat: Low cost hardware devices Tapsigner features and use Bitcoin and NFC support w/Nunchuk SatsCard - the new OPENDIME BlockClock Micro shipping BitcoinTreasuries.N…
 
Titus Gebel, author of Free Private Cities, and CEO of Tipolis rejoins me on the show to talk about updates with Free Cities, and why we need to create parallel structures for liberty: Name change Free Cities projects Elements of a Free City Making it work for the long term Liberty In Our Lifetime Conference Links: Twitter: @titusgebel Site: free-c…
 
Per Bylund, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute rejoins me on the show to talk about his new intro book on economics, “How to Think About Economics”. This is a great new ‘first book’ on economics, especially in the Austrian tradition. We discuss: How this book project came about Austrian methodology Comparison with other books Rationing vs Product…
 
Prince Philip of Serbia joins me on the show to chat about his journey of learning about Bitcoin: Bitcoin, Economics and Finance Joining Jan3 Bottom up adoption and Top down adoption What kinds of state level adoption help? Dealing with typical Bitcoin FUD lines Links: Twitter: @PrincFilip1 Site: Jan3.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Bitbo …
 
Matt Hill of Start9 rejoins me on the show to chat about the recent show on Bitcoin nodes with K3tan. We chat: What’s the actual risk with Raspberry Pi’s? Where do they hit their bottleneck? What about more performant nodes? What about DIY? EmbassyOS and new EmbassyPro device Should you separate bitcoin and non-bitcoin applications? Links: Twitter:…
 
Jevi of Unchained Capital joins me on the show to talk about the “crypto collapse” earlier this year, and why this is the time to learn about bitcoin self custody. We chat: Coming into the space Fiat and yield chasing mindset Why so many new bitcoin investors are reluctant to self custody Why now is the time Removing single points of failure Unchai…
 
Alby is an exciting project that allows us to easily interact with lightning on the web. Moritz from the team joins me to talk about: How Alby started Influence from joule Lighting paywall plugin for WordPress Interoperability using lightning Lightning address, LNURL, WebLN Privacy and security Links: Site: GetAlby.com Twitter: @getAlby Telegram gr…
 
My longtime friend, K3tan rejoins me on the show to chat about various things but importantly, we chat about why Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Nodes are bad. We chat: Reliability & Performance of Raspberry Pi’s vs other options What you can use instead Cost Bitcoin node packages Electrum server comparison HDD & SSD requirements Separating bitcoin from non-b…
 
Pete Rizzo of Bitcoin Magazine rejoins me to chat about what bitcoin maximalists actually believe. We chat: What maximalists actually believe and do “Crypto minimalism” What to do in cases of technical infeasibility Commitment to slow change and enfranchising users Links: Twitter: @pete_rizzo_ Article: How To Be A Bitcoin Maximalist Site: BitcoinMa…
 
Steven Lubka, Managing Director of Swan Private joins me on the show to chat: How to think about inflation What scenarios we can get high CPI Whether Bitcoin is still an inflation hedge Orange pilling HNW Macro and Bitcoin cycles Links: Twitter: @DzambhalaHODL Article: Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation Site: SwanPrivate.com Sponsors: Swan B…
 
Jeff Booth, tech entrepreneur, author and bitcoin advocate rejoins me on the show to chat: His latest article, Finding Signal in a Noisy World Prior biases and his experiences with technology disruption Why Bitcoin adoption will be more bottom up Investing in the space with Ego Death Capital Helping people zoom out and see the bigger picture Links:…
 
Ben Arc, Bitcoin hardware maker and founder of LNbits joins me to chat: Getting into bitcoin hardware hacking and making How the LN Bits project came about The functionality possible with extensions POS Lightning payment splitting boltz.exchange for loop outs Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcbtc LN Bits twitter: https://twitter.com/lnbits Sit…
 
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