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My name is Brad Mills, I am a Bitcoiner. I'm an average person, I just got into Bitcoin early. I'm not a coder, I look at this space from the point of view of a regular user. I believe BTC is the best form of money. It’s free speech money. Digital Gold. Programmable money for the age of the Internet, uncensorable, peer to peer cash. A new asset class, a store of value. One of the most important open source inventions of our time, gifted to the world by an anonymous creator whose identity is still not known! I fell down the rabbit hole & have been following Bitcoin since 2011. This podcast is my evolving journey in the world of cryptocurrency as I try to reconcile my bitcoin maximalist philosophy & my respect for the Austrian Economic, Libertarian & Cypherpunk roots of bitcoin's creation with the desire to stack BTC by investing in the rest of the space. I hope you enjoy the conversations.
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In this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills discusses guest Ivan Brightly’s time being partnered with Galaxy Digital. Galaxy began as a hedge fund that has since shifted its scope to become the “Goldman-Sachs of Crypto”. Ivan discusses his experience with the company before his departure in January. The pair discuss the impact that ETFs are having and may continue to have on cryptocurrency markets. In addition to that impact, ETFs have the potential to bring centralization to the market. Brad and Ivan debate about Coinbase being anti-bitcoin and whether or not it remains true to libertarian philosophies. Finally, the two share their lessons learned over the past few cycles and share their crypto portfolio experiences. Time Stamps 4:20 – “Saylorization” of the investment class and cipherpunk values 10:20 – The Risk of government intervention 22:53 – Importance of ETF 38:20 – Options about GBTC/QBTC 57:30 – Lessons learned over past cycles Mentions from the Show Galaxy Digital Mike Novogratz Ben Hunt’s podcast, Epsilon Theory Michael Saylor Chaincode and Blockstream developer tools Bitcoin ETFs Coinbase   Find Ivan Brightly at: Ivan Brightly twitter Brad Mills Social Links Brad Mills Twitter Magic Internet Money Twitter Magic Internet Money Facebook Magic Internet Money Instagram
In this episode, Brad Mills, host of the Magic Money Internet Podcast, is joined by Ray Youssef, the founder of Paxful. The two discuss a range of topics during this episode such as Bitcoin, Africa, and the story of how Ray founded Paxful. Today, Paxful is a network with more than 5 million global users, with more than half of them from the continent of Africa. Tune in to hear how Ray Youssef goes from being a serial entrepreneur, to founding the Paxful network, to dismantling Financial Aparthied. Time Stamps 0:2:15: Introduction 0:0:09: Ray’s Journey with Bitcoin 0:7:31: Ray’s Experience with Regulators 0:10:10: Discussion on Financial Aparthied 0.16:08: Bitcoin vs Stablecoins and Opportunities in Africa 0:21:56: Sanctions Against Paxful 0:27:32: Paxful Fees and Volumes 0:28:10: Paxful Education Goals and Customer Support 0:35:07: Paxful's Affiliate Program 0:36:33: Paxful’s Expansion in 2021 0:41:46: Paxful in India 0.46:33: Paxful Daytraders 0:53:11: Managing Paxful on a Day to Day Basis 0.57:33: Ray’s Leadership Values 1:03:08: How to Engage with Paxul, Show Summary, Social Mentions Podcast Mentions  Hawala peer-to-peer system  Chaincode Labs residency  Paxful Affiliate Program India's crypto ban and subsequent lifting Social Media Links  Find Ray Youssef on:  Ray Youssef Twitter Ray Youssef Instagram Find Brad Mills and Magic Internet Money on:  Brad Mills Twitter Magic Internet Money Twitter Magic Internet Money FacebookMagic Internet Money Instagram
Alex Gladstein is a Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation which is a registered charity that has been helping protect individual rights in authoritarian countries in the world since 2006. In this episode, we talk about bitcoin being the trojan horse that can supersede all fiat currency as well as helping overthrow corrupt, communist regimes.   Some of the topics we discuss in this podcast are: How can we affect real change in the world that helps human rights via financial technology? The Lucky Billion… Do entrepreneurs donate to human rights? The History of Satoshi Being Just as Important Presently as before. Bitcoin is a virus that destroys and replaces authoritarian economies. Don’t be a sheep. The most important things about bitcoin… Break out of Twitter. Where does brian get his sources of information? Bitcoin Can Be Completely Renewable? Chuck Norris vs Communism: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2442080/ Manal Al-Sheriff: https://www.manal-alsharif.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-ebook/dp/B07W957N7T   Brians Twitter: https://twitter.com/gladstein The Human Rights Foundation: https://hrf.org/ Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Brad joins Brian Krogsgard, the host of Ledger Cast, for a co-hosted special episode and a wide ranging discussion about Bitcoin, money, central banks, and a bunch of other random stuff. Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter) You can find Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Thank you for tuning into the Magic Internet Money Podcast! I'm Brad Mills and this is the podcast where you can learn how to short the banks and bank on being your own bank! Today's episode is with the legendary Jameson Lopp! He's well known in the space as a great adversarial thinker, privacy advocate, defender of bitcoin and one hell of a model American. I hope you guys enjoy this podcast because I learned a thing or 2 from this episode. Enjoy! Jameson's goal is to spread knowledge of cryptosystems and liberating technologies. If you can offer an opportunity to reach a large audience, please use the low priority form. If you're seeking specific answers for your own understanding, please check the educational resources page on his website. More info on Jameson can be found here:   Website: https://www.lopp.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lopp Casa: https://keys.casa/   More info on Stratum: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Stratum_mining_protocol   Topics discussed: 4:14 How has Casa been affected by the Covid lockdowns in 2020? 12:52 Why Did  Jameson Lopp Leave BitGo And How Did That Help Casa? 29:20 Should we be worried about institutions changing bitcoin fundamentally? 43:48  Brads Idea For Casa & The Future Of Finance 54:15 The Ultimate Cold Storage and Bitcoin Security Using Casa 1:08:17 How much will bitcoin be worth in the future? 1:24:05 Will Bitcoin Scale? 1:39:17Alt Coins vs Bitcoin, the final battle! Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first. 
Thanks for tuning into the podcast, my name is Brad mills and I'm the host of the Magic Internet Money Podcast. Today, my guest is Janine! She is a privacy advocate journalist and cypherpunk bitcoiner. The price has been going wild this last month, we're near all time highs and you've probably come to the show to learn about bitcoin and how to invest in bitcoin. You're probably hearing a little bit about it recently so this podcast will hopefully shed some light on the use cases and potential for bitcoin. I'm grateful to be able to learn from great thinkers like Janine with such insightful opinions. I hope you listen to her case for why bitcoin is important, not just as an investment but for privacy and human rights! Thanks for listening to another episode of Magic Internet Money. Janine’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/j9roem?lang=en Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.    Chapters: 2:00 Who Is Janine? 13:14 Janine’s Distrust For Banks Before Bitcoin Was Even Invented 20:28 Coinbase Acquisition of a Hacking Team Story 37:48 Janine’s recommended exchanges that are pro privacy 55:43 That Biggest and Best Argument for keeping your identity private
Welcome back to the Magic Internet Money Podcast! It’s been about one year since we started the podcast and we’d just like to say thanks for listening!  Preston is a macro investor that invests in real estate, stocks, bonds and all the complicated stuff that normal people look at and avoid based on the complexity of it. Preston started talking about bitcoin a few years ago on his podcast which is called “We Study Billionaires” and it's listened to by some of the smartest and most influential minds in financial space. Ever since then, Preston has been one of the best thinkers in the bitcoin space. He's been an instrumental, leading voice in helping coerce Wall Street billionaires and hedge fund managers into taking the red pill on bitcoin and to see the bullish case for why bitcoin is so important. So, subscribe to this podcast and subscribe to Preston's podcast! In this Podcast, we discuss Life, Warren Buffett, Hyper-inflation and the effects that might have on btc, when to actually sell after your HODL is over (which is super important when you think about it), And some other amazing stories with our amazing guest. This has been one of our best podcasts yet and it’s clear as day that Preston Pysh is a highly intelligent investor and speculator. Not just on monetary ground but in all aspects of life. Big thanks for everyone who watched this and We’ll see you in the next episode!   You can find more on Preston here:   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTdCY-fNXc1GqzIuflK-OQ   Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh   Podcast: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/our-team/    Books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Preston-Pysh/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3APreston+Pysh   Book Recommendations: 1) The Seat Of The Soul :  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seat-Soul-Gary-Zukav-ebook/dp/B000SEHS8Khttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeds-Soul-Living-Source-Who/dp/1591810620   2) Atomic Habits : https://www.booktopia.com.au/summary-key-notes/book/9781096612230.html   3) The Power Of habits https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Habit-Why-What-Change/dp/1847946240   4) think & grow rich https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/0091900212   5) as a man thinketh https://www.amazon.co.uk/As-Man-Thinketh-Original-Masterpiece/dp/1523643102/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_0/260-3242045-9544410?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1523643102&pd_rd_r=13a5b754-b10a-479f-aac8-cb7140c9e131&pd_rd_w=rpID6&pd_rd_wg=jWiic&pf_rd_p=7b8e3b03-1439-4489-abd4-4a138cf4eca6&pf_rd_r=7XBBQQJ06NSXVQB9SDE8&psc=1&refRID=7XBBQQJ06NSXVQB9SDE8 Chapters: 2:24 Intro 3:58 Sailing Against The Wind In Life And Succeeding 21:48 Is Warren Buffett About To Buy Paypal? 38:53 Will A 1 Million Dollar Bitcoin Even Matter? 53:37 Don’t Ever Label Yourself As Anything 66:30 You Used To Be Called Crazy For Talking About Bitcoin 81:56 Just Because You Buy Something And It Goes Up Doesn’t Mean You’re Right 91:35 The Shoe Shine Story  Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first. 
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Philip McKernan! Philip is an Irish author, filmmaker and keynote speaker. He is best known for his Rich on Paper Poor on Life book and his Give & Grow feature film. In 2012, he founded One Last Talk, a live speaking platform that helps ordinary people tell they're extraordinary stories.  You can find out more about him here: https://www.youtube.com/c/PhilipMcKernan https://twitter.com/philipmckernan https://philipmckernan.com/ This episode of the podcast is with Phillip McKernan. Lately, the price of bitcoin has been going up and you've been probably hearing that it's up in the last month. You may have missed the run or you may be thinking “I'm gonna kick myself because I didn't buy it more bitcoin” or you may just be coming to this because you've heard about Philip and you heard he was on another podcast and you do want to hear what he's discussing on a bitcoin podcast well. The coin doesn't quite come up a lot in this conversation. We talk about money, people's relationships and Phillips history. We discussed some philosophical things about what's going on in the world and maybe why people are being split into these camps and there's so much divisiveness    Thank you for the reviews and ratings that have been coming in. I don't have too many and I would like more so please send some more! I would appreciate it as that helps me to get higher on the algorithms.  thanks again for tuning back into the show a really appreciate everybody who's listening, sharing and reaching out to me. It gives me a lot of confidence to keep doing this so thanks again and here's Phillip McKernan.   Chapters: Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Jamie King.  Check out Jamie's Podcast, STEAL THIS SHOW! It is a collaboration between TorrentFreak  and STEAL THIS FILM‘s Jamie King. For more than a decade, TorrentFreak has covered the latest in filesharing and copyright news. After making STEAL THIS FILM, Jamie, started VODO, to help artists use P2p to get their work out and experiment with new business models. (Recently, Jamie has started working on a new project, Emergents, which you are welcome to check out.)   Jamie wanted a way to discuss the kind of news covered on TorrentFreak with some thought-leaders, innovators and friends. Expect a regular chat show that brings a dose of reality to digital distribution plus one-off interviews with special guests. Jamie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamie_jk Jamie's Website: stealthisshow.com  Jamie’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SCHISM Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by Satoshi Nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with the incredible Twitter personality, Mike In Space.   Topics Discussed:   Maximalists And The One True Coin Was The De-Fi Bubble Successful Or Was It A Casino? What Is The Use Case For Bitcoin In 2020? Floppyblock.com And Mikes Rabbit Hole Story Mikes Thoughts On Big Companies Buying btc Should You HODL BTC Or Play AltCoin Bubbles? De-Fi Yield Investments Explained   Mike’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeinspace Mikes Medium: https://medium.com/bitcoin-car-talk Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Barry Sheehy. Barry has knowledge on many different industries and topics, some of which include the shipping industry and the secrets of Montreal throughout The American Civil War.  In this episode we talk about the economic problems of the American Civil War. Topics discussed: The Economics During The American Civil War. The Cotton Feeding Frenzy In The American Civil War. Was The American Civil War Just About Slavery? Our Current Economic Problem In Summary. Infrastructure Problems in Parts Of Canada.   You can find out more about him and his work here:   His Website: http://www.barrysheehy.com/   His Books: http://www.barrysheehy.com/414933193   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with  Jordan Harbinger, You can find out more about Jordan here: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ Jordan Harbinger is the host of the highly revered podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show. In this show we talk all about bitcoin, religion, DeFi gambling and the differences between them.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger/ Topics discussed: Mastermind talks being such a good network of entrepreneurs Brad is anti-authoritarian and how that relates to bitcoin and his morman upbringing. Banks paying crypto interest in crypto. Good for Bitcoin? The twitter hack, who was this dumb? The 3 layers of scammers and hackers. This DeFi thing reminds us of the 2017 bubble and that isn’t a good thing. Big alt coin losses can turn you away from ALL crypto. It’s the whales that simulate an appearance of a liquid market. Does Bitcoin ever come up in Jordan Harbinger’s circles. Is 10% per year a risky amount with bitcoin banks? Bitcoin loans will fail. Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto. Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first. 
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Giacomo Zucco, a fellow tech entrepreneur as well as consultant and long time bitcoin maximalist in the cryptocurrency space. In this podcast we talk about certain influencers in the bitcoin space that typically made lots of sense before the first alt season but were driven off the rails by greed and offerings from alt coin projects with bad intentions. Now they are called scammers and shillers but still make the same points on camera. Does this make them wrong or right? We discuss this throughout the show. You can find out more about Giacomo Zucco here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor   Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giacomozucco/?originalSubdomain=it Medium Page: https://medium.com/@giacomozucco83 Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhVExDX6IJo   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto. Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Chris Plough, you can find out more about him here: https://chrisplough.com/about-me/ https://twitter.com/chrisplough https://www.instagram.com/chrisplough/?hl=en   Chris Plough is a Bitcoin investor since 2011, that nobody in the Bitcoin space knows about. Chris is an expert investor and a master of personal development for entrepreneurs in a multitude of different industries. In this podcast, we discuss message and mission. Chris highlights some incredible points on the direction of the podcast and the importance of happiness and fulfilment in the mission towards mass adoption.   Topics Discussed: The rigged system and how bitcoin is the voice of reason vs altcoin FOMO. Is the future really bitcoin only, or will there be use cases for other coins? Why do some people value quick altcoin profits more than sovereignty.. What happens when you can exchange coins instantly in a decentralized way? Brad’s story of when he met Guy Kawasaki and put his foot in his mouth. Brad’s plan to help accelerate the mass adoption of Bitcoin. Mental health real talk: The anxiety of being a bitcoin HODLer. There’s nothing wrong with monetizing your knowledge. How to manage your energy in major projects? Donating is friction free receiving.   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto. Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
In this episode we talk about the history of the US dollar and what people including Dr Vieira have tried to do to save our economy from an inevitable collapse. https://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Eight-D... He's a constitutional attorney who has taken multiple cases to the supreme court. I'm a regular guy, not a lawyer or a monetary expert...just a millennial entrepreneur who found Bitcoin as a way to opt out of a corrupt fiat money system. I've been on a never-ending journey to discover the truth about money & banking as well as try to question the narratives of the gold experts, austrians & anarchocapitalists to figure out if what they say is really true.  I've been a fan of Trace Mayer since 2011, Trace often credits Dr Vieira's book Pieces of Eight for sending him down the hard money rabbit hole - so I had to talk to Dr Vieira.   To be honest I chickened out of this interview twice, but I'm glad we finally recorded it.   For context, I'm Canadian. I was an avid fan of Ron Paul and supported him during his presidential campaign in 2008 and 2012. Because the US Dollar is the world's reserve currency, what happens to the USD affects everyone, so you'll find a lot of canucks follow US politics & finance more than our own. In 2008 I learned what a scam money really was, and in 2011 when I saw Bitcoin, it instantly made sense to me. I got into Bitcoin early because of people like Trace, and through following Ron Paul I learned the basics of Austrian economics vs Keynesianism, gold as money & the value of sound money vs fiat money. I held Bitcoin from $10 all the way to $10,000 and I still hold Bitcoin. I'm one of those people that think Bitcoin & Gold will be the net beneficiaries of the money printing we are seeing now. Since I'm writing a book on Bitcoin, I really wanted to speak with Dr Vieira to ask him some specific questions that I wasn't able to find watching his previous interviews from 6-10 years ago. How does gold fit in a world where there are no gold backed currencies anymore? How does sound money work with modern monetary theory? Is sound money & getting off of fractional reserve banking really the answer in a world with deflationary effects of technology causing large swaths of the population to have their jobs automated away? How does Dr Vieira see this playing out over the next 5-10 years with his knowledge of previous cycles in monetary history?   One of those topics in my book is a primer on fiat money, gold & monetary history, and this interview was very helpful in helping me think through some philosophical issues I was having defending the idea of an Austrian  standard from progressives & left leaning folks.   My show is aimed at being a non-technical informational podcast for millennials & their boomer parents (who hold 60% of the wealth) learning about the follies of fiat money & why they should diversify into Bitcoin and gold to store their wealth. I felt it was a privilege to expose people my age and socioeconomic status to Dr Edwin Vieira's viewpoints. His knowledge is almost like a long lost secret. As I saw the bank & corporate bailouts in 2008/2009, lots of QE, reserve requirements disappearing & the massive printing in 2020, I started leaning more towards the viewpoints of Bernie Sanders & the progressive left.   I started to lose the fervour I once had for Austrian economics & Libertarianism... we have not lived in a capitalist system for some time, but a corporatist system ... the monetary system currently feels more like a ponzi scheme for the 0.1% rather than benefiting the silent majority.   A lot of people my age and socieconomic status don't really question the system we live in, and many have become accustomed to the way things are with money ... we don't have Austrian policies but we also don't live in a true Keynesian system either.   I wonder sometimes about nuances in the views of Austrians, when it comes to monetary policy & the way things have gone since the great financial crisis. This is the greatest ponzi in history and maybe they can keep it going for another 100 years. The podcast is a long informal, conversational, exploration of monetary history, militias, social unrest, and more. It gets thick at points, but I decided not to edit it because hopefully someone out there who's smarter than me will catch some nuances in what Dr Vieira has to say. To any Bitcoin podcasters out there, I highly recommend getting Dr. Vieira on your show! Reach out to me on Twitter @bradmillscan and I'd be happy  to make the introduction.   Here's some earlier videos from Dr Vieira: https://youtu.be/NwGAjj1CWz0 if you want to hear more. Dr. Vieira is currently writing on why militias are a better more effective constitutional answer to militarized police. Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto. Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first. 
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with ex-DJ and Expert Trader Scott Melker. In this episode we talk all about the financial markets of the world. Will the world ever get to a place where Bitcoin explodes while the economies of the world destabilize?  Scott shows his probable predictions on what that could mean for the 99% and how that could mean things worse overall. You can find out more about Scott here:   Blockworksgroup.io   Twitter   Instagram   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first. Timestamps 3:00 - Who is Scott Melker? 7:37 - Scott’s music 9:28 - How lockdown is easier for single people 10:47 - Scotts ADHD throughout his life 12:32 - What got you interested in crypto? 26:10 - The simplest formula to getting rich in the stock market 31:42 - Everything wrong with the stock markets 40:37 - Counter trading the world markets 54:53 - Will Bitcoin decorrelate with the world markets? 1:06:00 - What would happen if we purged all the bad companies?
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Alex Bosworth. Alex is a technical program manager from SF. Originally drawn to economics at the University of Chicago, Alex left to pursue software development. Alex started working on open-source software for Enterprise deployments, and in 2007 Alex co-founded an indie mobile software studio in Beijing. Back in the USA in 2016 Alex started working in the Bitcoin industry on backend exchange APIs and helped develop a blockchain project used to provide transparency for the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom. You can find out more about him and Lightning Labs here:   https://lightning.engineering/   https://twitter.com/alexbosworth   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.    Timestamps:1.57 - Who is Alex Bosworth? 6.25 - Moving from being an app dev to being a lightning network dev 17.57 - How early are we in lightning network development? 30.13 - How can we advance the adoption of Lightning Network? 31.25 - Why does batching save you money? 45.34 - Are exchanges looking at Lightning Network? 52.38 - What Is Lightning Loop? 1.06.20 - How many developers are actually working on Lightning Network? 1.17.21 - Why are Edge Wallet Devs Against Lightning Network? 1.27.49 - What’s a Lightning Dev’s hobbies?
Thanks for watching another episode of Magic Internet Money Podcast. In this one, I sat with Garrett Gunderson.  Garrett Gunderson is an author, standup comedian, financial educator & founder of Wealth Factory. He's the writer of many bestselling financial books like 'What Would The Rockefeller's Do' & 'Killing Sacred Cows.' Garrett was one of the few people in the financial industry who was prepared for the Coronavirus Market Crash. Garrett lost a lot of money during the great financial collapse of 2008, and now he's helping people understand how to get through this crash without losing. We will be discussing macro financial and political topics, advice for people with money to invest and for regular people who may be struggling to pay their bills currently. Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Garrett Gunderson, you can find out more about him here:   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs--ejlVMYcMZF4tUC8yNRQ   Twitter: https://twitter.com/gbgunderson Find Garrett’s Books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garrett-B.-Gunderson/e/B001JOS4UY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.   Topics Discussed:   - Garrett's book - Garrett on The biggest transfer of wealth ever in 2020 - Purchase life insurance to be your own bank? - Banks can just take assets to cover debt. - What lessons can we learn from this market crash? - Garrett on poverty - Nobody is coming to save you. - What Garrett learned from 2008? - Don’t get into crypto trading if you aren’t interested in forex and other markets
Thanks for watching another episode of Magic Internet Money.  This week, we conducted a survey with one of North America's leading surveying companies, Hotspex. In this podcast we sit down and analyse the results with the Hotspex Associate Director, Esther Vlessing who shared some intricate and interesting opinions on the show.   Hotspex was ‘Voted A Top Global Insights Innovator’ 6 Years in a Row. (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)   An article analyzing the survey can be found here for Brad’s personal opinions on the results. Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Esther Vlessing, you can find out more about hotspex here: hotspex.com Twitter   Instagram   Survey Questions Discussed: Hypothesis A wealthy person gives you $10,000, what do you invest in? Instinctively without googling, what do you think the US Dollar is backed by? What do you think the US National Debt is? How do you think USD has performed as a store of value over the past 100 years? Would you be surprised to hear that the USD has lost 96% of its purchasing power over the last 100 years? If you adjust for the drop in purchasing power of USD, what do you think the return would be? What do you think creates the new USD? What type of entity do you think the US Federal Reserve is? Without googling, who do you think controls bitcoin? Do you consider yourself knowledgeable about what bitcoin is? Which asset do you think has been a better investment over the past 10 years compared to bitcoin? If all the cash in the world is worth $80Trillion, all the gold is worth $8 Trillion, all real estate is worth $200 Trillion, what do you think all the bitcoin in the world is worth? Do you trust banks? If bitcoin succeeds as the electronic money of the internet, do you think it could ever increase in price 50x to be worth the same amount as gold? ($8 Trillion) Conclusion   Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
Hope you enjoy this crossover episode with standup comedian Nick Beaton. We didn’t talk too much about Bitcoin this episode, it was a shorter one focused around the US election, focusing on the Julian Assange case & how the mainsteam news narratives around Wikileaks is fake. Nick has a podcast “Third Rail with Nick Beaton,” this was a crossover episode. If you want to check out Nick or his podcast, you can find out more about him here:   Nick’s Twitter   Third Rail with Nick Beaton   Nick’s standup     Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast TechOther Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by satoshi nakamoto.   Brad Mills is a partner at Xsquared Ventures. All opinions expressed by Brad & his guests do not reflect the opinions of Xsquared Ventures or Xsquared Ventures Management. Investing in cryptocurrencies is high risk and can get you rekt, do not treat any opinion expressed on this show as investment advice, but only as an expression of Brad’s opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to HODL without doing your research first.
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Hamilton Gilpin

Incredible podcast that deserves many more views! The production quality is great and the host is woke, collected and relatable!

Nov 15th
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