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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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Bitcoin price has been rising and some argue that it is tracking along with the S2F model! Others argue that this is statistically invalid. PlanB, pseudonymous analyst and creator of the S2F and S2FX models rejoins me on the show to talk: S2F and S2FX vs recent market action Critiques and spurious correlations Comparison with past cycles PlanB’s thoughts on whether this is the final cycle Macro factors - Tether and others Negative rates Cash and carry trade Previous episodes: SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) – Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques SLP86 PlanB – Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening? SLP122 PlanB – Responses to the S2F model SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Jonas Schnelli, one of the Bitcoin Core maintainers joins me to talk about Bitcoin development, contribution, funding and the ecosystem of Bitcoin. We get into: How contribution happens How to deal with conflict as a maintainer What rough consensus means Taproot Privacy Lightning Mining Outlook for next 5 years Jonas links: Twitter: @jonasschnelli Website: bitcoin.jonasschnelli.ch/ Github: github.com/jonasschnelli Prior episodes: SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club SLP229 John Newbery – Brink: Bitcoin DevelopmentJohn Newbery SLP124 Jon Atack – Bitcoin Core Contribution SLP211 Steve Lee – Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA) SLP144 Steve Lee – Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development SLP137 AJ Towns – Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
In the Bitcoin world, we say “Don’t Trust, Verify”. But do we do this with our hardware and hardware wallets? Andrew “bunnie” Huang is a hacker and open hardware activist, holding a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He joins me and Nicolas Dorier (as guest co host) to talk about his new project and how it could be used in the Bitcoin world, potentially as a fully open source bitcoin hardware wallet. Links: Website: Precursor.dev Twitter: @bunniestudios Twitter: @nicolasdorier Prior episodes with Nicolas: SLP48 Nicolas Dorier and BTCPayServer – self hosted Bitcoin and Lightning payments SLP172 Nicolas Dorier & Kukks – P2EP Comes To BTCPay Server Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Jimmy Song and Robert Breedlove join me to talk about a new book they co-authored (with other authors) on Bitcoin and how it fixes fiat money. This new book is inspired by The Ethics of Money Production and Honest Money, which blends an austrian analysis of fiat money and fractional reserve banking, with a christian perspective. Links: Book: Thank God For Bitcoin Jimmy Song: @jimmysong Robert Breedlove: @breedlove22 Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Jake Chervinsky, GC of Compound Finance joins me on the show to talk about Steven Mnuchin’s proposed new regulations for US Bitcoin companies and how to push back: What the new regulation would do Terminology ‘unhosted’ and self-hosted Compliance burden and chilling effect Can the regulations be pushed back? Non-US customers of US businesses FATF and how to push back Jake's link: Twitter: @jchervinsky Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
The market for high quality hardware wallets is becoming more competitive with new entrants over time. Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter of Foundation Devices join me to talk about their new upcoming product, Passport. Passport is fully air gapped (QR or microSD), PSBT, and designed with an open source mindset. We chat: Zach and Ken’s history with Obelisk prior to Foundation Overview of Passport Features Approach with software QR air gapping Seed Generation Firmware updates Pricing and Timing Guest links: Website: https://foundationdevices.com/  (code LIVERA for discount) Twitter: @zachherbert Twitter: @KenOfFoundation Twitter: @FOUNDATIONdvcs Relevant episodes: SLP97 Michael Flaxman – Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks SLP215 Michael Flaxman – 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard rejoins me on the show to talk about his upcoming book, The Fiat Standard. We chat about how the fiat standard started, and the propaganda that they use to maintain it. Saifedean links: Site: Saifedean.com Twitter: @saifedean Previous episodes: SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up SLP69 Saifedean Ammous – How governments could kill Bitcoin and Bitcoin scenarios SLP1 – Bitcoin as Sound Money with Saifedean Ammous, Austrian Economist Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures, author and podcaster in the space joins me to talk about stablecoins. What are stablecoins? Who uses them? What kind of volumes are we talking about? What kind of platform risks are involved? Are they bullish or bearish for Bitcoin? STABLE act Outlook for stablecoins going forward Nic Carter links: Twitter: @nic__carter Castle Island Ventures Relevant episodes: SLP10 – Visions of Bitcoin and Transaction Batching with Nic Carter and Hasu SLP219 Nadav Kohen – What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He’s also author of 15 books, including The Ascent of Money. Niall and I chat: Bitcoin as a store of value The pandemic and impacts on how we use money Debt around the world and in history What’s in our financial future Niall Ferguson links: Twitter: @nfergus Website: niallferguson.com Article: Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Ron Paul, libertarian former congressman and presidential candidate, joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin, Libertarianism and Freedom in Money. Ron Paul Links: Twitter: @ronpaul Site: RonPaulLibertyReport.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk about where we’re at in the cycle. We talk through: Possible valuations for bitcoin Common misunderstandings Errors people make in bull runs Why Bitcoin is not tulips Bitcoin Derangement Syndrome Vijay links: Twitter: @Real_vijay  Bullish case for bitcoin Prior episodes: SLP2 – How Bitcoin ‘mentally captures’ people with Vijay Boyapati SLP17 – Bitmain, Bcash, Facebook Crypto rumours, and reframing scarcity with Vijay Boyapati SLP40 Vijay Boyapati – Why Credit Deflation is More Likely Than Mass Inflation SLP76 Vijay Boyapati – Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0 SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy joins me to talk about how Bitcoin is emerging as a new store of value. We discuss misconceptions on bitcoin, the impact of the constant low key influx of new capital, gold vs bitcoin, concentration of bitcoin, and the broader macro environment we find ourselves in. Lyn Alden links: Lynalden.com Twitter: @Lynaldencontact Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance), and renowned hardware wallet maker rejoins me on the show to talk about Specter DIY and Specter Desktop updates. We chat: Why make your own Security model vs other HWWs Airgapping with QR Use in multi sig setups Specter Desktop updates Links: Specter DIY github:  https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-diy Specter store: https://specter.solutions/shop/specter-shield/ Stepan Twitter: @StepanSnigirev Prior episodes: SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
We’re all bullish on bitcoin, but will transactions take place on Lightning Network or other layers and tech? Udi and Eric join me on the show to discuss. Monetary demand for bitcoin How much payment demand is there? Privacy, custody and other trade offs Stablecoin payment demand Platform risks of ETH Links: Udi Wertheimer: HaveFunStayingPoor.com Eric Wall: @ercwl 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
John Newbery joins me to talk about his new bitcoin research and development center, Brink. John is a regular Bitcoin Core contributor, works on Bitcoin Optech, started PR Review Club, and mentors new bitcoin core developers. In this show we talk: Why Brink Priorities for development Mentoring new developers Bitcoin development culture John Newbery links: Twitter: @Jfnewbery Site: Brink.dev Other episodes mentioned: SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club SLP200 Christian Decker – ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks SLP222 Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing What’s MuSig2? What Does it Mean for Bitcoin Multisig? Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Hong Fang, CEO of OKCoin joins me to talk about: Her pathway to learning about Bitcoin Bitcoin’s current status in the market Funding Bitcoin development Focus and priorities for development Identifying talent Links: Hong Fang: @hfangca Developer grants: https://developergrant.okcoin.com/ Relevant episodes: SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr – Where Are All The Bitcoins? Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Bitcoin Magazine Hodl Hodl Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
Will Bitcoin enable the Sovereign Individual thesis to play out? Or will the state successfully find some counter to retain the level of taxation, surveillance and control that they currently enjoy? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler join me on the show to debate. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Parallax Digital: Parallax Digital Twitter: @lawlerpalooza Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What is DeFi? Should it be a thing in Bitcoin or is that just an altcoin gambling thing? Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl joins me to talk about Bitcoin DeFi and Hodl Hodl’s new product, Lend. We talk: Bitcoin DeFi Hodl Hodl Lend Opening up a whole new lending market Risks Costs How it might develop Max Keidun links: Twitter: @keidunm Hodl Hodl Prior episodes: SLP56 Max Keidun & Roman Snitko of Hodl Hodl Bitcoin Exchange & Baltic Honeybadger SLP166 Max Keidun – P2P Bitcoin Trading No KYC, coming to your smartphone powered by Hodl Hodl Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend Bitcoin Black Friday Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
You’re probably familiar with Bitcoin node packages, so what’s different here with Embassy and EmbassyOS? Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland of Start9 Labs join me to talk about shifting to a more personally sovereign paradigm, and what kinds of technology and hardware can take us there. We talk about: What EmbassyOS is What’s different vs bitcoin node packages Integrating Lightning into EmbassyOS Private messaging Set up Where we’re going Links: Start9 Labs Matt Hill: @MattHill Aiden McClelland: @_dr_bonez Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend Bitcoin Black Friday Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
What are some common errors that people make when learning how to self custody? Should you use multi signature? Where does NVK agree / disagree with Michael Flaxman? NVK, CEO of CoinKite rejoins me on the show to discuss this and more. Bitcoin multi signature Bitcoin backups and walletsrecovery.org Bitcoin security Blockclock Mini BitcoinTreasuries.org Nvk's Links: Twitter: @NVK Site: coinkite.com (use code LIVERA for discount) bitcoinsecurity.guide Walletsrecovery.org bitcointreasuries.org Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Cyphersafe (code LIVERA) Bitcoin Magazine 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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