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The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast is on a mission to stay on top of what's happening with everything Bitcoin, guiding listeners through the major stories shaping the price, philosophy and community around the financial revolution. The show will also feature brief interviews from leading experts in the space.
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This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles sat down with the CEO of Argo Blockchain (ARBKF) to cover all things mining. The conversation starts with a dive into Peter's Bitcoin story which starts in a hostel in Bali as these stories often do. Peter's journey from running that hostel to operating one of the largest public mining companies in the industry is a tad out of the ordinary.  Wall discusses how Argo breaks down their business among BTC Mining, Alt-coin mining, venture capital, and R&D. Of all of these pillars BTC Mining is by far the most important and the cash cow of the business. Argo is focused on deploying hashrate across the US with an emphasis on mining using renewable resources. Peter think's is not good that so much mining in China uses coal power, especially during the dry season. He and Argo see North America as being an opportunity to align Bitcoin with Green Energy while still being extremely competitive globally on energy costs. Peter thinks that Bitcoin mining can get the best of both worlds. Other topics covered in this podcast: Mining Bitcoin & treasury management The current ASIC market? How is the ASIC Market Changing? Misconceptions around Bitcoin mining and energy usage? Mining in North America. Mining Bitcoin in Texas.
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast host Christian Keroles and guest host William Clemente sit down with Rafael Schultze-Kraft the CTO of Glassnode. Glassnode is an onchain analytics company and they thrive by making it accessible and easy for Bitcoin enthusiasts, investors, and analysts alike can get their hands on cutting edge metrics and indicators for Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies.  Onchain analytics is the practice of using Blockchain node data to learn about the economic actors using a cryptocurrency. This interview is a high level overview of Glassnodes business, their target audience, and a deep dive on some of the most interesting onchain metrics that Rafeal uses every single day. We dive intro what makes the 2021 bull market look different that the 2017 bull market and what is making Rafeal extremely bullish on Bitcoin in the short and long term.  Below we outlined all of the metrics mentioned on the podcast.  Miner net position: The 30d change of the supply held in miner addresses https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=distribution.BalanceMinersChange&modal=loginForm Dormancy: the average number of days destroyed per coin transacted, and is defined as the ratio of coin days destroyed and total transfer volume https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=indicators.AverageDormancy&modal=loginForm Coin Days Destroyed: calculated by taking the number of coins in a transaction and multiplying it by the number of days it has been since those coins were last spenthttps://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=indicators.Cdd&modal=loginForm  Lifespan: he ratio of the sum of Coin Days Destroyed and the sum of all coin days ever created https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=indicators.Liveliness&modal=loginForm SOPR: computed by dividing the realized value (in USD) divided by the value at creation (USD) of a spent output https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=indicators.Sopr&modal=loginForm HODL Waves: Each colored band shows the percentage of Bitcoin in existence that was last moved within the time period denoted in the legend https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=supply.HodlWaves&modal=loginForm Entity Net Growth: The net growth of unique entities in the networkhttps://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=Entities&m=entities.NetGrowthCount&modal=loginForm NUPL: Net unrealized profit/loss https://studio.glassnode.com/metrics?a=BTC&category=&m=indicators.NetUnrealizedProfitLossAccountBased&modal=loginForm Follow Rafael Schultze-Kraft @n3ocortex Follow Glassnode @glassnode Follow William Clemente @WClementeIII Follow Christian Keroles @ck@SNARKS Follow Bitcoin Magazine @BitcoinMagazine
This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles sits down with Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University Craig Warmke. Professor Warmke is quite unique in academia because he has fallen deep down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. As a scholar in philosophy, ethics, and human nature Craig is fascinated by Bitcoin's incentive structure and the implications of Bitcoin on society. Professor Warmke is saddened by the state of academia and laments about the broken incentives around tenure that force academics to hyper specialize rather than encouraging them to take more complete and wholistic world views and studies. Warmke believes it is this hyper focus in academia that causes most academics to miss Bitcoin altogether. Professor Warmke is currently managing a research collective around the ethics and philosophy around Bitcoin called Resistance.money with 2 fellow Bitcoin Philosophers Andrew Bailey and Bradley Rettler. The three write papers to demystify why Bitcoin is good as well as they are working on a book titled Resistance Money. Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Professor Craig Warmke . Follow Craig on twitter @craigwarmke Learn More about Resistance Money at https://www.resistance.money/
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles sits down with the legendary Christian Langalis (Bitcoin Sign Guy). The two Christian's open up the podcast by discussing Bitcoin, Lockdowns, human freedom, and his historic moment holding up the buy Bitcoin sign behind Janet Yellen at a 2017 Federal Reserve testimony hearing. At the time Janet was the chair of the federal Reserve and now she is the United States Secretary of the Treasury.   Since Christian's immediate rise to Bitcoin meme legendary statues he has taken is passion for Bitcoin and freedom to the Urbit project where they are working on reinvesting the computer in a way that removes all the legacy technical debt and starts over with a fresh language and architecture to optimize computing for personal servers and p2p interactions. Urbit is pioneering the future of personal computing and running personal servers and Bitcoin is at the heart of it! Urbit has reached a point where it has several key usability primitives like storage, messaging, Bitcoin and more.   If you want to learn more about Urbit visit https://urbit.org/events/bitcoin-launch/ and reach out to support@tlon.io.   Sign up for an Urbit here: https://urbit.typeform.com/to/zQ9QOV3Z#source=ptp1
This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles sits down with the Bitcoin Boomer Gary Leland. Gary is a life long entrepreneur where he created several small business, pioneered podcasting and founded one of the largest Podcasting event in the world. Gary has since fallen deep down the Bitcoin rabbit hole and become an instrumental member of the Bitcoin community! Gary has gone all in on Bitcoin in a number of ways, first with his investments but also with his time, businesses, and energy. Gary has founded one of the best Bitcoin event in North America BitBlockBoom in Dallas Texas, he also hosts a daily Bitcoin podcast, and monthly Bitcoin Maximalist BBQs. Gary and Christian discuss the benefits of selling all of the fiat collectibles and stores of value for Bitcoin. Gary has personally sold thousands of dollar worth of memorabilia in order to buy Bitcoin. He is confident that Bitcoin will serve his children much better as a fungible store of value and it relieves him to remove clutter from his life. Gary is an incredible example of the positives that come from embracing Bitcoin. Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Gary Leland. Topics: Going all in on Bitcoin The Bitcoin Bull Run Bit Block Boom 2021 Bitcoin 2021 Embracing Bitcoin culture Texas Bitcoin and Freedom Selling your stuff for Bitcoin Educating Boomers on Bitcoin Learn more about BitBlockBoom https://bitblockboom.com/ @bitblockboom Follow Gary on Twitter @GaryLeland
Do not forget to subscribe to the new Fed Watch: Bitcoin and Macro new feed. Search for “Fed Watch - Bitcoin and Macro” on your podcast app. iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fed-watch-bitcoin-and-macro/id1543640492 In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s Fed Watch podcast, Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner reminisce about the year on the podcast so far and cover recent developments from the major central banks of the world. There have been so many great guests on Fed Watch this year so far that span a unique swath of bitcoin and macro. If you haven’t listened to these past episodes, subscribe and check out the back catalog. This year’s list of guests includes Max Kaiser, Nik Bhatia, Michael Lebowitz, Elliot Johnson, Mark Moss, Greg Foss, and Daniel Prince. Fed Watch has established itself as the bitcoin podcast which goes past the surface arguments about the monetary system, uncovering uncomfortable topics and diving deeply into how bitcoin will reshape that system. The main part of this episode is summarizing central bank related news for the last month, particularly the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Federal Reserve. Articles mentioned in the episode China Digital Yuan Will Co-Exist With Alipay, WeChat, PBOC Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-25/china-digital-yuan-will-co-exist-with-alipay-wechat-pboc-says China Asks Banks to Curtail Credit for Rest of Year https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-06/china-is-said-to-ask-banks-to-curtail-credit-for-rest-of-year ECB tries to dispel myths about CBDC https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/37744/ecb-bids-to-bust-cbdc-myths Lagarde Says Market Can Test ECB Resolve as Much as It Wants https://archive.ph/SyLZK Treasury General Account balance https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WTREGEN Thanks for listening. Make sure to visit our Sponsor b.tc/conference and find our new RSS feed! Written by Ansel Lindner Economist, author and bitcoin specialist. Find more from Ansel at the Bitcoin & Markets podcast (bitcoinandmarkets.com), the BitcoinDictionary.cc, and macro blog Bitcoin & Markets Research (BTCM.co).
In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, host Christian sits down with rising Bitcoin developer Ben Carman to discuss his cutting edge work in the Bitcoin Smart Contracting space as well as controversy and disputes Ben finds himself in as he trolls Bitcoin Twitter.   Ben and Christian first met far before Ben's rise to prominence int he Bitcoin community at the Bit Block Boom Conference in 2019. Since then, Ben has joined SuredBits as a leader in DLC technology. DLC's show promise as the smart contracting and oracle layer for the Bitcoin financial stack. Ben has since built Krystal Bull which is a wallet for hosting an oracle. Ben throws in his two cents on the Taproot activation discussion and educates CK about all of the benefits and features that Taproot enables.   Lastly we dive into a recent confrontation between Eric July and Ben. Eric is a prominent libertarian pendent who does not really recommend or educate his following on Bitcoin. Ben and other Bitcoin plebs joined Erics podcast to call out the fact that Eric and other libertarians that do not take action are LARPS and the fall out from that confrontation.   Topics: DLC's Bitcoiner Libertarian Show down. Intro to Ben, Suredbits DLCs Krystal Bull Why run an oracle? taproot Lot True v False The future and nature of Bitcoin finance. Why are libertarian's that deny bitcoin Larps Eric July's podcast.
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, host Christian Keroles sits down with Max Carjuzaa the cofounder and ceo of Money on Chain. Money on Chain is a fascinating new trustless application built on the RSK side chain. RSK is a sidechain that pegs 1 to 1 with Bitcoin and allows users to leverage a turing complete computing environment. Money on Chain is part of the emerging decentralized finance and banking movement coming to bitcoin in a more native way. Money on Chain allows users to leverage their bitcoin collateral to mint dollar backed tokens as well as their B2X token that enables the users earn a 2x leveraged bitcoin position all with minimized trust on the RSK sidechain.  Carjuzaa explained the story behind money on chain and how he and his team conceived of the idea and leveraged RSK and learning from other ecosystems to build the MoC system in the most Bitcoin native way possible. Money on Chain is built to enable bitcoiners to express short and long sentiments on Bitcoin while also creating a dollar synthetic token that is permissionless and censorship resistant. Carjuzaa explains how RSK and Money on chain are thriving in Latin America where financial services and fiat currency are much worse and there is a substantial need for alternative banking solutions.  Follow Max on twitter @maxcarjuzaa Learn more about Money on Chain on twitter @moneyonchainok or https://moneyonchain.com/
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, host Christian Keroles sat down with young Bitcoin developer Gloria Zhao to discuss her story and contributions to Bitcoin core. Gloria grew up in the bay area and led the elite Blockchain at Berkeley group at UC Berkeley. Gloria discusses the misaligned incentives for top college developers pulling them toward altcoin and defi projects. Gloria stated that she needed to be in tune with herself and her motivations in order to see Bitcoin Core as a viable and exciting career path. Gloria's talent was quickly discovered by top Bitcoin contributors and she started as the first fellow of nonprofit Bitcoin development organization, Brink Bitcoin. Gloria is currently working on the very important and thankless work improving the p2p layer between nodes. Her specific projects are called Package Mempool Acceptance. P2P development is incredibly stressful because it is how nodes talk to each other and there is massive opportunity for an attack on Bitcoin.    We cover the following topics: Gloria's Bitcoin story Experience at Cal and Blockchain at Berkeley Bitcoin v blockchain in education What is it like learning the technical side of Bitcoin Advice to young aspiring bitcoin devs what is package accept or package relay Gloria's most profound lesson form learning the technical side of  Bitcoin Follow Gloria on twitter: @glozow On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glozow/
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, host Christian Keroles sits down with Bitcoin engineers and cofounder of Start9 Keagan McClelland to discuss different ways he sees Bitcoin potentially filing in the future.  Start9 is a hardware and software company dedicated to making individuals more sovereign. Start9’s flagship product is the Embassy personal server. Start9 sees individuals running their own server for things like email, encrypted messaging, and Bitcoin as being critical for the future of individual sovereignty. The Embassy is designed to make it easy for none technical users to run all of their core software services themselves at him.  Keagan is a Bitcoin and is extremely bullish Bitcoin however because of his engineering focus and experience with lightning he is no stranger to the challenges Bitcoin faces. Keagana nd ck discuss fees, centralization risk, attacks on Bitcoiners, the potential for 6102 scenarios and much much more.  Don’t miss this wide ranging, mildly technical episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast. Follow Keagan @ProofOfKeags
This week on “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast”, host Joe Rodgers sat down with Ragnar Lifthrasir, owner of Guns N’ Bitcoin, to discuss his upcoming freedom technology conference Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin being held in Austin, TX on April 10-11. The conference is focused on 3D printing firearm technology and bitcoin privacy hardware and software.  They discussed the state of the world, the conference, the Bitcoin circular economy who shared his thoughts about this with Bitcoin Magazine last November “It’s Time To Join The Bitcoin Circular Economy”. For more information about Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin visit gunsnbitcoin.com and follow Lifthraiser on Twitter.
In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Host Christian Keroles sits down with George Mekhail of BitcoinIs and the OC Bitcoin Network. George has been making waves in the Bitcoin community both with his regular virtual and in person meets up but also with his thought provoking articles. Two of his recent articles published with the Bitcoin Magazine IN A SOCIALLY-DISTANT WORLD, BITCOIN IS COMMON GROUND https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/in-a-socially-distant-world-bitcoin-is-common-ground ARE BITCOINERS A**HOLES? https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/are-bitcoiners-aholes In both articles, George demonstrates how Bitcoin is more than just an asset. bitcoin is a social movement, a base level truth, and a way for humans to better communicate. George aims to continue to better the human experience both with thought leadership but also with community building. George's deepest driver is his unshakable conviction in Bitcoin and he believes that Bitcoiner's conviction in BTC will appeal to the hearts and minds of the masses.
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast host Christian Keroles sat down with the CEO of OKCoin Hong Fang for a wide ranging conversation about why Bitcoin, onboarding new people, and Hongs personal journey with bitcoin. Since taking over as the CEO of OKCoin, Hong has taken swift action to better adapt the exchange for new user onboarding for for better aligning the exchange and platform with Bitcoin native technology.   OKCoin has taken the lead in adopting Bitcoin layer 2 technology like Lighting and Blockstack and recently made waves for delisting prominent Bitcoin forks (BCH and BSV). Fang describes how these coins in particular where riding off of Bitcoin's coat tails and how most new users where getting confused by them when they were really just looking for BTC the Store of Value. The conversation closes with Hong describing her visions for a Bitcoin future that is more equitable and just for man kind.   Topics: Where was Hong professionally when she discovered Bitcoin? What set her up to understand the problems in society and how Bitcoin addresses them? Why is Bitcoin not just another crypto asset? What makes it special?   OKCoin's effort to support Bitcoin development Bitcoin Adoption and OKCoin's role in facilitating that. Hong's perspective about what a bItcoin future looks like.   Follow Hong on twitter @hfangca
This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast host Christian Keroles sits down with Eric Wall CIO of Arcane Assets. Eric comes on to the show to walk through some of his qualms with common Bitcoin Narratives. Eric has a strong understanding of Bitcoin and is bullish on the asset but does not think that all of the narratives and talking points around bitcoin are directionally correct or viable.   Eric once asked his twitter following if he was a shitcoiner or a bitcoiner, Peter McCormack responded that Eric was a shitcoiner but a good one. Eric is a well know skeptic and independant thinker in the Bitcoin ecosystem. He has made waves by arguing strongly against stock to flow and in favor of layer 2 constructions in development on Ethereum. Christian and Eric discuss Bitcoin propaganda, scaling, utility and much much more in this fascinating conversation.   Topics:   Why the S2F chart is misleading. Eric bearish on Lightning Eric's investigation into Ethereum based deFi What don't Bitcoiners get? where is the cognitive dissidence? Do ethereans get Bitcoin or the history of money.? Bitcoin's role in definanciliazation.   Find Eric Wall Twitter: @ercwl Email: info@arcaneassets.io
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine podcast host Christian Keroles sits down with Nozomi Hayase for a wide ranging and cosmic conversation.   Nozomi's back ground is in studying psychology from both traditional and alternative perspective. She brings a fascinating insight and direction to the world we are living in today as well as captivating narratives for how Bitcoin can help alleviate human suffering. This conversation is very high level and future looking into what a Bitcoin future looks like.   We discussed the following topics:   How Money and the type of money we use affects our reality? Do you agree with that and what is the psychology of someone in this transition period? How does people adopting bitcoin affect their connection to reality? why I sit so much more real?  What will life and civilization look like with a sound money? the Value of self interest. the radical separation of good and evil. Bitcoin aligns incentives around selfishness.   Follow Nozomi Hayase: @nozomimagine Follow ck: @ck_SNARKs Follow Bitcoin Magazine: @BitcoinMagazine
This week for the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian sits down with Parker Lewis of Unchained Capital to discuss several key topics in Bitcoin. We open up discussing Parker's Gradually then Suddenly Blog series and how impactful it has been in educating institutions and Bitcoiners a like. We go into depth on what Parker thinks of when it comes to Bitcoin education and how Bitcoin goes from being counter intuitive to hyper intuitive. We go in depth into How to store your bitcoin and how Unchained is making multisig more approachable for Bitcoin holders. Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Parker Lewis of Unchained Capital and Gradually then Suddenly. Follow Parker: @parkeralewis Follow Unchained Capital: @unchainedcap Follow Christian: @ck_SNARKs Follow Bitcoin Magazine: @BitcoinMagazine Today Unchained Capital Announced a partnership with NYDIG a key player in institutional services for Bitcoin. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/...​ This interview was recorded prior to this announcement.
For more technical content like this Subscribe to The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado in your primary podcast app!  http://nadobtc.btc.libsynpro.com/website In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discuss activation of the Taproot soft fork upgrade, and more specifically, the lock-in on timeout (LOT) parameter. The LOT parameter can be set to either “true” (LOT=true) or “false” (LOT=false). LOT=false resembles how several previous soft forks were activated. Miners would have one year to coordinate Taproot activation through hash power; if and when a supermajority (probably 90 percent) of miners signal readiness for the upgrade, the soft fork will activate. But if this doesn’t happen within (probably) a year, the upgrade will expire. (After which it could be redeployed.) LOT=true also lets miners activate the soft fork through hash power, but if they fail to do this within that year, nodes will activate the soft fork regardless. Aaron and Sjors discuss the benefits and detriments of each option. This also includes some possible scenarios of what could happen if some users set LOT to true, while other users set LOT to false, and the associated risks. Finally, Aaron and Sjors discuss what they think is most likely going to happen with Taproot activation.
For this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with Bitcoin developer and economist James O’Beirne. James is a Bitcoin core developer with very unique experiences across disciplines being both a bitcoin core contributor as well as a well learnt macro economics scholar. James takes us through his journey from ChainCode Labs in New York to DG Labs back to the states and now to his current project Bitnomial Bitcoin Futures & Options Exchange. James also walks us through his designing of a basic command line interface for ColdCard what he built with no outside dependencies. We close out the conversation discussing James’ experiences trading during the depth of the 2020 economic fears and why his experiences with gold solidified his position that bitcoin is an order of magnitude improvement.    Follow James @jamesob
This week, Christian sits down with long time Bitcoin podcaster and advocate Anita Posch. Anita is the host of the fantastic Anita Posch show where she highlights the efforts of bitcoiners around the globe especially bitcoiners in Africa and Latam.  In this episode ck and Anita focus in on new Podcasting technology being built on top of the bitcoin lightning network. Podcasting started as the ultimate way for individuals to broadcast information without corporate influence. It was a medium for the people. Since it's humble beginnings, Podcasting has turned into a cultural phenomena but its has also become corrupted. Current podcasting infrastructure no longer supports the censorship resistant dream of it's origin. Bitcoin looks to be an answer here for creators to cultivate community and monetize directly with p2p cash.  Listen in to learn more about Anita and the cross roads between bitcoin and the future of podcasting. 
This week on the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Host Christian Keroles sits down with long time Bitcoiner and cofounder of the RSK Bitcoin Sidechain Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar. RSK has been live on top of Bitcoin since 2018 and has been quietly building a fantastic ecosystem of wallets, Decentralized order-books, Bitcoin backed stablecoins and more. The projects being built on and enabled by RSK have been making an incredible amount of hype in the Bitcoin community and they are all enabled by the RSK sidechain.   RSK is merged mined with Bitcoin and leverages Bitcoin as it's own native currency. Bitcoin has to be pegged into the RSK chain and Diego's team are working on greatly improving the UX and wait time for a trustless peg between BTC and RBTC. We discuss how Bitcoiners can easily and trustlessly peg into the RSK chain and start taking advantage of all the applications built on RSK. There are several user friendly wallets including Edge Wallet that allows for a non technical users to get access to RBTC.   In this interview it is very clear that Diego and his team are true Bitcoiners and are building with Bitcoin's best interest in mind. Because the RSK team is located in Latam and Argentina they have a very close touch with the struggles and needs of the unbanked and underbanked. RSK is building the decentralized infrastructure needed to sustain a financial system completely on blockchains.
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Jose Rodriguez

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Apr 4th
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Aug 9th
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