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A top rated podcast about Bitcoin from a Bitcoin-Austrian perspective. 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.
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Pierre-Marie Padiou is CEO and co-founder of ACINQ, building on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We talk about how ACINQ got founded and their very impressive new Lightning wallet, Phoenix. Phoenix represents a step forward in non-custodial Lightning wallet user experience and we talk about the tradeoffs that go into making this a reality. This episode is a must listen so you know how to best demonstrate Lightning for Bitcoin Lightning newbies or family/friends. ACINQ links: Twitter: @acinq_co ACINQ Website: https://acinq.co/ Phoenix Website: https://phoenix.acinq.co/ Github: https://github.com/ACINQ/ Telegram: https://t.me/phoenix_wallet Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
American HODL of Bitcoin Twitter joins me to tell us his stories of Bitcoin HODLing, how he built up his conviction in Bitcoin HODLing, and where we’re going with this: Modern society and the impact of fiat money HODLer stories Spend and replace vs HODL Bitcoin Baby steps Bitcoin Citadels - will they be real? Links: Twitter: @american_hodl Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Gigi, Bitcoin author and curator of bitcoin-resources.com joins me to talk about some of his recent articles and the recent launch of his 21 Lessons book. We talk about: The gravitational pull of bitcoin Key resources from bitcoin-resources.com 21 Lessons learned along the way Gigi links: Twitter: @dergigi 21 Lessons: 21lessons.com 21 Lessons - Amazon book: Amazon Bitcoin-Resources: Bitcoin-resources.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, world renowned bitcoin speaker & author rejoins me on the show today to talk about some of his latest projects and efforts in Bitcoin. We talk about: Mastering Lightning - new book coming Process on learning Lightning Network Challenges in LN today Using BTCPayServer to be a merchant Using RTL myNode Andreas links: Twittter: @aantonop Website: aantonop.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aantonop Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Matt Odell, co-host of TFTC/RHR joins me in this episode to talk about coinjoin techniques and bitcoin privacy. We discuss: What sparked off the recent discussion on coinjoin Binance SG flagging a customer for using coinjoin What’s at stake Is there a tension between ‘white market KYC compliant’ bitcoin and ‘grey market agorism’ bitcoin? Action steps to take Matt Odell links: Twitter: @matt_odell TFTC/RHR: TFTC.io Ronin Dojo: Ronin Dojo Github Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
AJ Towns, bitcoin core contributor @ Xapo joins me to talk about his recent work advancing the Schnorr, Taproot, and Tapscript BIPs. We talk about: What are Schnorr signatures? What is MuSig? What is Taproot, and what is Tapscript? Script changes Schnorr Review Club Benefits for Bitcoin and Lightning Upgrade path Activation AJ Towns links: Twitter: @ajtowns Github: @ajtowns Schnorr Taproot Review club and resources link: Taproot Review Github Schnorr BIP Taproot BIP Tapscript BIP Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Alex Leishman, organizer of SF Bitcoin Devs and CEO of River, joins me in this episode to talk about his journey in Bitcoin and Austrian Economics, as well as talk about how to moderate and run a successful Bitcoin Socratic Seminar meet up. Listen in and get some tips on how you can run or participate in Bitcoin meet ups in your city! We talk: Ground rules What discussion takes place at a Bitcoin Socratic Seminar How the rest of the world can copy this model River FInancial Alex Leishman links: Twitter: @Leishman SF Bitcoin Devs: SF Bitcoin Devs River Financial: River Financial Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Suheb, co-founder of RTL joins me in this episode to talk about tips on managing your Lightning Node with RTL. We talk: How Suheb got into Lightning His experience with the Lightning Torch Different personas for RTL - Node Operator, Merchant Channel Management Interface What’s coming next with RTL Suheb and RTL links: Twitter: @Suheb__ RTL: @RTL_app RTL Github: RTL Github Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Rusty Russell from Blockstream rejoins me in this episode to talk about a very exciting development in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: Multi Part Payments. This is a new feature that will be implemented into the Lightning Network specification, and will be included in the new c-lightning 0.8.0 release. We talk about: Development work ongoing Multi Part Payments and how they change Lightning Network Payment Secrets Privacy on Lightning Network Outlook for Lightning Network in 2020 Rusty Russell links Twitter: @Rusty_twit BOLT specs: Lightning network specification C-lightning: ElementsProject/lightning Blockstream website: Blockstream.com Prior episodes with Rusty: SLP23 - Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and Lightning Development, with Rusty Russell of Blockstream SLP98 Rusty Russell and Joe Netti – Can Lightning Network Scale to a Million Channels? Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Trace Mayer, world renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker rejoins me on the podcast to talk about Proof of Keys, an annual event for Bitcoiners to withdraw bitcoins from any third parties to keys they hold. In this episode we talk about: Proof of Keys Tools and best practices The battle for scarcity, and the battle for privacy Mises’ book, Bureaucracy Trace Mayer links: Twitter: @TraceMayer Proof of Keys: ProofOfKeys.com Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast: Bitcoin.kn Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Christian joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences building on lightning network, and his venture along Andre Neves and Simon Cowell with Zebedee, lightning powered games. We talk: How Chris got into Bitcoin app development Does Lightning belong in games? Zebedee approach to lightning game development Thoughts on Lightning Network more generally, and LNURL Links: Christian Moss Twitter: @MandelDuck Zebedee website: Zebedee.io Zebedee Article: Does Bitcoin in Gaming Make Sense? Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21x.io GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital joins me in this episode to talk about a range of things: How he went from global macro hedge fund to bitcoiner What the Fed gets wrong A Hayekian appreciation for bitcoin His blog series, Gradually, Then Suddenly Bitcoin becoming intuitive Unchained Capital Caravan - open source & free multi sig Links: Parker Lewis Twitter @Parkeralewis Unchained Capital Website Unchained Capital Twitter Unchained Capital Youtube Caravan Demo Other relevant episodes: SLP113 Dhruv Bansal SLP97 Michael Flaxman Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
ErgoBTC, a pseudonymous bitcoin ‘white hat’ privacy analyst joins me in this episode to talk about his journey tracking PlusToken scammers in their attempts to mix and dump 200k BTC. This is a must listen episode for bitcoiners to understand how your privacy can be impinged, and we also talk about tools and techniques for assessing and defending your own bitcoin privacy. We talk: How he got into bitcoin privacy analysis PlusToken scammers - what is the scale of it, and what did they do wrong In depth discussion on bitcoin mixers and bitcoin privacy Key takeaways for listeners, mixing products, exchanges on privacy Future of chain analysis ErgoBTC Links: ErgoBTC Twitter: @ErgoBTC Tracking the PlusToken Whale article: https://medium.com/@ErgoBTC/tracking-the-plustoken-whale-attempted-bitcoin-laundering-and-its-impact-on-wasabi-wallet-787c0d240192 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21x.io GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger joins me in this episode to talk about Ledger Hardware Wallet devices. We talk: Pascal’s background in bitcoin Ledger device overview Privacy while using Ledger Multi signature Bitcoin-only devices? Future directions with Ledger devices Pascal and Ledger links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ledger Website: https://www.ledger.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Jan Čapek, co-CEO of Braiins and working at Slush Pool joins me to talk about this an upgrade to a Bitcoin Mining protocol, Stratum. Stratum V2 is the next generation protocol for pooled mining. It focuses on making data transfers more efficient, reducing physical infrastructure requirements for mining operations, and increasing security. In this conversation we get into some detail about: How Jan got into Bitcoin and Bitcoin Mining How the original Stratum protocol came about What is new about Stratum v2 Benefits of Stratum v2 Relation with BetterHash Bitcoin Pools generally Jan Čapek and Stratum Protocol Links: Stratumprotocol.org Braiins-OS.org Slushpool.com Twitter: @JanBraiins Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21X.io (Previously Bitcoin Outlet) use code: LIVERA for 21% off GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Ben Perrin, host of BTCSessions YouTube channel joins me to talk about his experiences educating new Bitcoiners. Listen to this episode to get some tips on how you can spread bitcoin knowledge in a thoughtful way. We talk: How Ben got into Bitcoin and doing a YouTube channel Taking insights from his prior career as a teacher Helping beginners avoid common errors Bitcoin tools and wallets Running a bitcoin node and comparing node products Update from Bull Bitcoin and 21x Ben Perrin links: Twitter: @BTCSessions YouTube: BTCSessions Bull Bitcoin: BullBitcoin.com Bitcoin merchandise: 21x.io Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
SLP126 Ben Askren

SLP126 Ben Askren

2019-11-1900:50:18

Ben Askren, a recently retired pro Mixed Martial Artist and former Olympic Wrestler joins me to talk about how he got into Bitcoin and is now spreading the word about Bitcoin to his following! We talk: How he got into Bitcoin Common misconceptions Why we run full nodes in Bitcoin What’s next for him with Bitcoin Ben Askren Links: Ben Askren Twitter Funky Crypto Podcast Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Thomas Voegtlin, Founder of Electrum Wallet joins me to talk about how and why he started Electrum Wallet, one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets (2011). In this interview we discuss a range of topics around the Electrum Server model, Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions, Bitcoin seed formats (BIP39), Multi signature, Hardware wallets and the recent announcement of Lightning in Electrum. Links: Electrum website Electrum Twitter @ElectrumWallet Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Jon Atack joins me to talk about his experience with open source software development, and to talk about the process of Bitcoin Core development and code review. We talk: Becoming a Bitcoin Core contributor How to best contribute Communication channels for development Priorities in Bitcoin development Funding for development Jon Atack Links: Twitter: @jonatack (https://twitter.com/jonatack) Github: @jonatack (https://github.com/jonatack) Bitcoin Core PR Review Club:  https://bitcoincore.reviews and  https://twitter.com/BitcoinCorePRs How to Review Bitcoin Core PRs:  https://github.com/jonatack/bitcoin-development/blob/master/how-to-review-bitcoin-core-prs.md How to Make Bitcoin Core PRs: https://github.com/jonatack/bitcoin-development/blob/master/how-to-make-bitcoin-core-prs.md Bitcoin Core Peer Review process: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#peer-review “On Consensus” by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7282 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital GiveBitcoin Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Allen Piscitello, VP Product of Blockstream joins me to talk about Blockstream Liquid as a new model for inter exchange settlement, and the possibility of building out new financial infrastructure in a way different from the legacy financial system. We talk: Tradeoffs and differences between approaches of Lightning, Statechains, and Liquid How pegging Bitcoin in and out of Liquid works Features that Liquid’s blockchain has e.g. Confidential Transactions and Confidential Assets How Liquid can enable much faster inter exchange settlement with different tradeoffs How to get started developing on it What the future of bitcoin market structure could look like with Liquid adoption Allen and Blockstream Links: Blockstream twitter Blockstream website Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
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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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