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Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.
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What are the considerations for your business in holding bitcoin? Should you self custody with multi signature for improved security and control? Joe Kelly and Dhruv Bansal, CEO and CSO of Unchained Capital join me to chat. We talk: What business owners have to consider How to custody bitcoin Unchained Capital’s solution Coldcard Financialisation of computer networks Challenges of being a bitcoin company founder Joe and Dhruv Links: Twitter: @josephkelly Twitter: @dhruvbansal Unchained Capital Prior episodes: SLP113 Dhruv Bansal – Bitcoin Multisig & Hermit with Unchained Capital Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean’s online seminar. Saifedean's Links: Twitter: @saifedean Saifedean.com Alex Gladstein's Links: Twitter: @gladstein Hrf.org Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk about what they are, why they’re useful and how they work. Why Use DLCs over multisig? Trust and Privacy Funding and Contract Execution Transactions Oracles and associated problems Lightning DLCs DLC Spec Nadav‘s Links: Twitter: @nadav_kohen Suredbits Suredbits Blog Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about: Where hyperinflation has happened before The culture of debt & entitlement Print and spend vs loan and spend The stages or ‘gorge moments’ Financial repression Liquidity obfuscation How might future hyperinflation episodes play out Links: Website: whenmoneydestroys.com Book:  When Money Destroys Nations Russell Lamberti: @RussLamberti Philip Haslam: @HaslamPhilip Book twitter: @WMDNbook Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it. We chat about: Bitcoin’s use as reserve asset Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold Central Banking Welfare Statism Links: Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk: Silicon Valley culture influences Teaching blockchain, then getting more into Bitcoin Being mentored by Bitcoin core developers Bitcoin PR Review club Map of the Bitcoin Network Gloria 's Links: Twitter: @glozow Github: Glozow Article: Map of the Bitcoin network Relevant episodes: SLP124 Jon Atack – Bitcoin Core Contribution Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Mempool.space Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new multisig guide to help users secure their coins without any single point of failure. We cover: What’s improved in the space since last year Why you need to eliminate SPOFs (Single Points of Failure) Comparison of current hardware wallets Multi sig services vs DIY Using Specter Using Coldcard & Cobo Seedpicker Tips on maintaining the setup Michael links: BTC Guide: https://btcguide.github.io/ Twitter: @mflaxman Prior episodes: SLP97 Michael Flaxman – Every Bitcoin Hardware SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman SLP99 Andrew Chow – Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Why does auditing Bitcoin matter? Why won’t the supply ever actually reach 21 million? Pierre Rochard of Kraken and Fabian Jahr (Bitcoin Core contributor) join me on the show to talk. Bitcoin supply Auditing Gettxoutset Bitcoin Core coin stats index More in depth bitcoin accounting Links: Fabian Jahr github: @fjahr Fabian Jahr: @fjahr Article: https://fjahr.com/posts/where-are-the-coins/ Pierre Rochard: @pierre_rochard Article: https://www.pierrerochard.com/auditing-bitcoin-supply/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Why did MicroStrategy buy $425 million of Bitcoin and adopt it as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset? How did the team learn about Bitcoin? What is driving people to learn about Bitcoin in this high inflation environment? Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy joins me to discuss. Links: Twitter: @michael_saylor Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Bitcoin custody insurance has been hotly debated in the industry, with concerns around the volatility, its feasibility, and whether it makes sense. What's Knox doing differently? Alex Daskalov, CEO of Knox Custody joins me to discuss these questions. Alex links: Alex Twitter: @daskalov Knox Custody: @knoxcustody Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace? Steve Lee of Square Crypto joins me to talk about some of the latest. Links: Steve twitter: @moneyball COPA Thread: https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1304087270736236544 Bitcoin Design: https://medium.com/@squarecrypto/bringing-together-the-bitcoin-design-community-b89e5fbe080f Prior episode: SLP144 Steve Lee – Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
How do you watch Bitcoin’s mempool? What tools should we use? What are the implications longer term for a blockspace market? Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to talk about this and more: Mempool watching and what tools are needed Blockspace market longer term Lightning adoption Bitcoin Privacy and ‘bad actors’ COVID and Bitcoiners Sergej links: Twitter: @ziggamon Bitrefill: Bitrefill.com Prior episodes: SLP85 Sergej Kotliar – Building Bitcoin’s circular economy SLP25 – Taking Bitcoin Lightning Payment, and ‘earner adoption’, with Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Is Bitcoin user culture going the wrong way? Or are these general cultural things? What should be the approach around avoiding KYC? What new features are coming to Samourai Wallet? Samourai Wallet joins me to discuss. Samourai Wallet links: Site: samouraiwallet.com Twitter: @samouraiwallet Prior episodes: SLP150 Samourai Wallet – Make Every Bitcoin Spend a Coinjoin Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Does money need a non-monetary use? Will the government return to a gold standard? Are we doomed to repeat the same cycle of fiat money? Peter Schiff, CEO Euro Pacific Capital, chairman of Schiff Gold, and host of Schiff Radio joins me to discuss. Peter links: Twitter: @PeterSchiff Schiff Radio: schiffradio.com Euro Pac: europac.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What’s the latest with the Lightning Network? What will it mean when channels go large sized with wumbo? How is the network and ecosystem growing? Laolu (roasbeef) CTO of Lightning Labs joins me to talk. Links: Twitter: @roasbeef Lnd 0.11 post Lightning labs: Lightning.engineering Lightning Labs twitter: @lightning Prior episode: SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera1
Have you wondered how to recover bitcoins from a seed? Maybe your friend doesn’t remember which wallet they used? In this episode with Luke Childs, we talk about how to recover them into Electrum with his newly written tool. We also talk about Umbrel, a new node package promising very easy set up. We also chat about security, development and bitcoin coding. Links: Twitter: @lukechilds Github: https://github.com/sponsors/lukechilds#sponsors Site: https://lukechilds.co/ Umbrel: https://getumbrel.com/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Are you looking for an easy bitcoin multi signature wallet that doesn’t require an electrum server? Or perhaps one with support for different bitcoin hardware wallets and a different interface? Check out Specter-Desktop! Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance) and Ben Kaufman (Specter Desktop contributor) join me to talk about the project. Features UX Multi signature standards HWI and HWW support Design decisions Looking for contributors Links: @StepanSnigirev @_BenKaufman @CryptoAdvance Specter Desktop github Specter Support Telegram Channel Prior episodes: SLP84 Stepan Snigirev – Quantum Computing Threat to Bitcoin and Next Generation Bitcoin Hardware Wallets SLP105 Justin Moon & Stepan Snigirev – DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet and Multi Signature Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What’s the relation between fiat money and slavery? How did easy money and government suppression of honest money lead to this outcome? What’s the story with aggry beads and panos? How does Bitcoin change this? Robert Breedlove (CEO & CIO Parallax Digital) joins me to talk about these questions. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Article: Masters and Slaves of Money Parallax Digital: ParallaxDigital.io Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Raoul Pal of Real Vision rejoins me on the show to talk about how Bitcoin and Macro are colliding. We talk about the incredible risk:reward opportunity of bitcoin, DCA long term, Bitcoin as better collateral, and more. Raoul Pal Links: Twitter: @RaoulGMI RealVision Prior Episodes: SLP93 Raoul Pal – Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What are some of the stories from Bitcoin’s Brisbane scene in Australia? Jeff Yew joins me to chat about his experiences from the Brisbane scene, and teaching newcoiners about bitcoin. We also chat about the Binance Australia launch. Jeff links: Twitter: @Vnumeris Binance AU Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
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𝙁𝘼𝘽𝙍𝙄𝘾𝙀 ⚡ ⱮαηɀΘ 🙃

That dashboard is amazing!

May 15th
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Sam Abtahi

I love the strategies he uses to explain. I think I was overwhelming the people who I tried to explain how to get started to.

Jan 16th
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Sam Abtahi

all I'm thinking all day is " Flex our monitoring muscles to weed out the bad actors" any one counted ??!

Dec 19th
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Camilo Jorajuría de León

Great guests! Is the interviewer a 🤖?

Feb 13th
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