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Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Author: Marty Bent

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Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.
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Marty, Matt and Murad breakdown the implications of Donald J. Trump and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell's comments on Bitcoin.  Links discussed:  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149472282584072192 https://twitter.com/StopAndDecrypt/status/1149703537871355904 https://twitter.com/SquawkCNBC/status/1149629984157261825
In this special edition of Tales from the Crypt, Marty sits down with Matt Corallo to discuss CVE-2018-17144, the bug found in Bitcoin last week, and his efforts with the Betterhash mining pool protocol. This is a quick 15-minute conversation that touches on a lot. During the last 2/3 of the episode, Marty sits down with Hasufly, a budding star in the world of Bitcoin content to discuss the practices he used to learn about Bitcoin as quickly as possible. Hasu has an incredible way of creating mental frameworks from which to learn. Tune in to learn about the people, data sources and tools Hasu used to bootstrap his knowledge of Bitcoin in only 10 months. Follow Matt: @TheBlueMatt Follow Hasu: @Hasufl Follow Marty: @MartyBent Links: https://tim.blog/2017/06/04/nick-szabo/ https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn/outline Thank you to our sponsor, Honeyminer. Check them out here: https://honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
Join Marty and Matt as they discuss: - CDC finally recommends face coverings  - CoolWallet S security flaw  - MutantC RPi4 mobile build  - Whirlpool CLI v0.10.4 released  - Eclair v0.3.4 released  - OC Bitcoin Network talk on samourai wallet and privacy  - Tor Browser v9.0.8 released  - RaspiBlitz v1.5 RC1 adds joinmarket CLI support  - Wasabi Wallet v1.1.11 released  - MyNode v0.2.01 - Janet Yellen wants the Fed to buy stocks - Japanese family formation - much more Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Breez Point of Sale mode added to lightning wallet  - LSAT Authentication  - Samourai Whirlpool GUI v0.10.1 and CLI v0.10.3    - MyNode v0.2.0  - Bitmex research bitcoin development funding analysis  - Bitmex renews and increases grant to Bitcoin Core maintainer Michael Ford  - Mulit-location backup scheme spec released by @openoms  - Whirlpool March volume totaled 1523.45 bitcoin  - Multi sig betting with caravan  - Binance makes a distinction between coinjoin and custodial mixers in recent blog post  - Coinkite begins selling power only magnetic usb cables  - Surveillance companies pivot to coronavirus tracking to increase their reach  - UK PM hosts cabinet meeting on Zoom  - StandardNotes.org and meet.jit.si shoutouts - Calling out pedos  - much more Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitcoin and Venezuela  - Coinkite Coldpower  - Zebedee releases bitcoin gaming SDK explainer video  - Tails OS v4.4.1  - Graphene OS v2020.03.23.22 released  - TFTC Guides: Graphene OS installation  - BTCxZelko on Stephan Livera - $500M of US stimulus bill dedicated to increased surveillance capabilities  - Disturbing video shows coronavirus phone tracking tool  -Taiwan coronavirus surveillance escalates  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
Join Marty and Matt as they discuss:  - Markets down, bitcoin up - Sunday futures limit down in 3 mins - 60 Minutes interview Kashkari "infinite amount of cash"  - Fed announces unlimited QE  - Russian central bank added 400k ounces of gold to its reserves in february  - TFTC.tv guides - Graphene & MyNode - JoinMarket v0.6.2  - JoinMarket PR for fidelity bonds  - Nodl Dojo v0.0.8  - March Whirlpool volume higher than last 3 months combined  - LN Markets released on mainnet  - CashApp adds option to display in sats  - Magic Internet Gathering bitcoin gaming initiative announced  - HRF deep dive into buying bitcoin anonymously  - DOJ seeks permission to detain people indefinitely without trial  - Israel to go into full lockdown with phone location monitored and Ministry of Health to release new tracking app - The Chula Vista Police Department to use 4 drones to monitor Coronavirus shutdown - Nascar virtual races on fs1  - much more  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.
Join Marty and Matt as they discuss: - Macro scene - Casa open sources node  - Bitcoin Magazine op ed on CoinJoin legality  - BTCPay VR Presentation this Saturday  - US Gov considering location tracking  - Samourai Whirlpool volume set to top January and February volume combined  - Upcoming node guides: tftc.tv and parts list  - Ark Invest bitcoin mining research  - Blockware Solutions bitcoin mining research - Don't skimp on Micro SDs - much more Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. 
Join Marty and Matt as they discuss: - COVID19 + Market reaction - Fed cuts + repo operations - MyNode v0.1.97  - 3D Printing in Italy's corona battle  - VR Socratic Meetup - Jameson Lopp on Bitcoin Core Contributor Challenges - Other stuff Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - macro and price talk - mining death spiral FUD - Bitcoin Core v0.19.1  - bluewallet node issue  - payjoin support should be added to btcpay soon   - Samourai Wallet Whirlpool hits new monthly ATH   - Specter-Desktop multisig release  - OXT Research PlusToken Report Issue 2  - Electrum v4 release still delayed - MKR/DAI liquidation crisis  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Coronavirus + Fed Rate Cut - Whirlpool volume PAMPING - VR Presentation by Adam Gibson on PayJoin  - Nodl updated with new RTL - myNode updated with Dojo support - Casa adds Coldcard support  - BlueWallet adds Coldcard support  - BlockFi flagging wasabi deposits  - Square Crypto announces two new grants  - India Supreme Court strikes down bitcoin banking ban  - South Korea passes amendment formalizing bitcoin regulation  - Germany deems bitcoin a financial instrument  - New York Power Plant mining $50K worth of bitcoin per day  - Coinbase tested facial recognition software Clearview AI - EARN IT Act to be introduced in US Congress  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Trace fall from Grace - FullyNoded corrections - consider donating here - @6102bitcoin infographics on taint, chainalysis, and blacklisting - Zebedee releases developer SDK  - Whirlpool usage second monthly ATH in a row  - Whirlpool mobile released  - Casa bitcoin inheritance solution released  - Coldcard v3.1.1  - Square reports growing bitcoin volume  - Square teases option to display in sats and auto buys  - Suredbits Discreet Log Contracts Demo - Nodl Day - March 24th in SF - Wifi flaw exposed billions of devices - lol progpow - Macro and Coronavirus Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bisq v1.2.6 adds support for L-BTC  - Bisq volume up 2.6x YoY  - Zeus v0.2.1  - RTL v0.6.5  - c-lightning v0.8.1  - ColdCard firmware v3.1.0 adds support for HSM mode called ckbunker  - Fully Noded 2 released on testflight  - BTCSessions mynodebtc.com build your own node walkthrough video  - Microsoft ION distributed identity project  - OpenNode fiat integration  - Peter Thiel backed Layer1 begins mining operation in West Texas  - What Constant Surveillance Does to Your Brain  - hardware wallet threat modeling  - DoD systems (DISA) compromised, PII taken  - Bitcoin's fifth largest hourly price drop in history  - FTX election markets - Thought Police in New Zealand Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Dropbit CEO arrested for running a centralized mixing service called Helix and a dark market search engine called Grams  - Self payments lightning privacy proposal  - Coldcard releases PSBT Faker tool for testing  - Tor Browser v9.0.5  - Tails v4.3  - Wasabi implements Apple Code Sign  - Escher App demos paying any lightning invoice with your connected bank account  - Liquid support on Bisq goes live  - Anon submits Taproot critique to mailing list  - Chainalysis has been paid over $10M by US gov agencies  - A world without bitcoin thought experiment by Alex Gladstein  - US Federal Budget Proposal Mentions More Cryptocurrency regulation and enforcement  - Trump admin to introduce new FinCEN requirements  - Redditor posts IRS audit request  - If US Marshals never sold seized bitcoin they would currently be worth over $1.8B  - Casa releases home defense primer  - CNBC clip  - Coronavirus Close Contact app  - CIA owned encryption company facilitated global spying for decades  - The Chinese Gov allegedly hacked Equifax  - Yandex facial recognition tool  - FTX launches US elections futures markets for top 6 candidates  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Casa will no longer sell nodes, gold package reduced to $10 per month  - Wasabi removes fixed fee address  - Samourai Whirlpool usage hits monthly all time high  - Proof Wallet tool released by @hodlwave  - Eclair v0.3.3  - BTCPay Server v1.0.4.156  - Blockstream Green v3.3.3  - BitMex Research estimates 28% of channels are private, 12% of total capacity  - Lolli requiring bank account linked to withdraw bitcoin rewards for some users  - Lightning Labs raised $10M Series A round and launches lighting loop beta   - ColdCard teases new HSM mode  - ShiftCrypto releases results of new tamper evident packaging alpha test - Zoomers fighting back against Instagram tracking  - Bitcoin citadel workshop in SF before bitcoin2020  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Coronavirus - Payswap privacy proposal  - Knapsack privacy proposal  - Paxos flags account that used wasabi for previous withdrawals  - 6102bitcoin on CoinJoin flagging  - Cryptocurrency Indicators of Suspicion (CIOS) Working Group aka Project Participate  - KYCP.org update - Bitcoin obsoletes all other money  - New Chaincode podcast  - Casa teases coldcard support for multisig service  - 28% of lightning channels are likely private  - BIP BIP Hooray  - Protonmail and VPN blocked in Russia  - Track internet censorship in real time  - Contribute to open map data, win bitcoin  - Wawa PoS malware compromises 30M+ customer credit cards  - Avast AV has been harvesting and selling user data  - Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers  - BCH mining tax proposal  - Lightning torch privacy PSA - LN Strike Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Ronin Dojo v1.2  - txCast: Randomised Bitcoin (testnet) transaction broadcasting to break timing analysis  - MyNode v0.1.80  - lnd v0.9-beta  - Zeus v0.2.0  - BTCPay Vault  - Liquid support coming to Bisq with next update  - Exchange cold storage analysis  - Square Crypto announces lightning development kit  - Square files bitcoin related US Patent  - LightNite game map and other details released  - Apple iCloud backups are essentially a backdoor to phone data  - ECB paper on central bank digital currencies highlights negative interest rates, helicopter money, and more seignorage  - Clearview app face recognition app uses 3B+ photos scraped from millions of public facing websites - Pentagon accounting debacle - Bezos gets pwnd by the Saudis - much more Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - RIP Tamas Blummer  - Tor Browser 9.0.4  - Zeus v0.2.0-rc1 : Android APK + Dev Signature - Instant VPS powered by lightning  - Liquid support on BTCPayserver  - Kashmir internet shutdown 170+ days now  - BitMEX Research shows more lightning usage than expected  - Samourai Wallet announces OXT Research  - FBI tries to set encryption backdoor precedent once again  - Coincenter reintroduces bill to add tax exemption for small purchases  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. GiveWell. Learn how much good your donation can do by visiting GiveWell.org/tftc. They accept traditional payment methods, Bitcoin, and several other cryptocurrencies
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - River financial only 8 states - https://sphinx.chat/ - Samourai whirlpool dynamics, whirlpool CLI 0.10.2 released  - Clark Moody adds sats per dollar and lightning Tor stats to his dashboard - zeus beta2 released, c-lightning support and iOS - Polar v0.2.0 released, c-lightning support added  - RTL releases a major UX upgrade  - lnd v0.9.0-beta-rc1 released with multi-path payment support  - South Korean government committee recommends adding bitcoin product to national exchange  - Neil Woodfine on how to keep bitcoin running in offline environments: video, slides, & thread - Tessercube PGP on mobile, recommended by @coinsureNZ  - Kraken releases yearly government request transparency report  - Cloud extraction report by privacy international  - Russian state energy company courting bitcoin mining ops  - Elaine makes the case for censorship resistant money  - Video of gold accumulation over the last 20 years overlayed with bitcoin market cap  - Debrief creative video by @CreativeLandRun mentions Marty  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. GiveWell. Learn how much good your donation can do by visiting GiveWell.org/tftc. They accept traditional payment methods, Bitcoin, and several other cryptocurrencies
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitcoin's first 11 years - NthKey: use your iPhone as part of a multisig setup  - Nodl Dojo first impressions  - Samourai Whirlpool 0.10.0 released  - MyNode adds whirlpool support, dojo coming soon  - Satreon: a non custodial lightning network powered alternative to Patreon  - Metal seed storage reviews  - Introducing A Framework for Privacy in eCommerce via Bitcoin  - Difficulties with verifiable open hardware Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. GiveWell. Learn how much good your donation can do by visiting GiveWell.org/tftc. They accept traditional payment methods, Bitcoin, and several other cryptocurrencies
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - BitBox02 brute force vulnerability disclosed, update to firmware V5.0.0 asap (h/t @freedomisntsafe)    - BLW on Android adds support for hosted channels  - Argentina local bitcoins volume hits ATHs amid further capital controls  - As expected CSW makes excuses ahead of "tulip trust" access date  - Ethereum Co-Founder Jeffrey Wilcke dumps $11.5M worth of ETH from premine  - The Venezuelan Petro update  - HK Police freeze $9M raised by activists via Spark Alliance  - Popular chat app ToTok removed from app store due to concerns it is a UAE spy tool  - US gov issues warning to service members asking them not to use DNA testing services  - @dergigi releases 21 Lessons book  - Kiara Bickers (@kiarabickers) releases Bitcoin Clarity book  - Proof of Keys next week - John Newbery thread - German gold capital controls Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. GiveWell. Learn how much good your donation can do by visiting GiveWell.org/tftc. They accept traditional payment methods, Bitcoin, and several other cryptocurrencies
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Brisson Stevens

Trump is the Bitcoin President. look at his #2 Stock in his portfolio. greyscale. https://www.thestreet.com/story/14100496/1/trump-portfolio-beats-s-amp-p-500-in-first-100-days-led-by-geo-prison-stock.html

Nov 16th
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Brisson Stevens

I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me Trace.

Nov 15th
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Neil

Best Bitcoin podcast for relaxed listening and learning.

Sep 25th
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