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Advancing Bitcoin

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The Advancing Bitcoin podcast brings you conversations with bitcoin developers and designers to help educate everyday people about this game-changing technology.
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In our final episode, we explore ways to bring open-source bitcoin developers and designers together to build experiences that will sow the seeds for mass adoption. General thoughts on bridging the gap - 6.00How do we prevent builders working in silos? - 14.30How important is communication in an open-source environment? - 22.00UX designers and protocol developers understanding each others perspective - 25.55Importance of technical designers in Bitcoin - 33.08Designers proposing BIPS - 35.00Getting more designers working on open-source Bitcoin - 36.33Designing with privacy in mind - 42.15Final thoughts - 51.10TwitterDaniel Nordh - @danielnordhBosch - @_Bosch_Github Yuval Kogman - https://github.com/nothingmuchBitcoin Design Communityhttps://bitcoin.design/
In episode 4, we speak to another Square Crypto grantee, Johns Beharry. Johns focus is on researching Bitcoin payments and documenting good UX patterns for on and off-chain payments.  Johns Background - 1:45Why Johns thinks Bitcoin is important - 3:12Transferring money around the Caribbean - 5:10Why is financial privacy important? - 16:45How is Bitcoin focusing on privacy? - 22:10How can we make privacy-enhancing features more accessible? - 26:45Bridging the gap for designers and developers focused on privacy - 33:15The Bitcoin Design Guide - 37:36Expressing Bitcoin through Illustration - 41:50The importance of a Bitcoin focused design community - 45:00Twitter - @johnsBeharryWebsite - https://johnsbeharry.com/Bitcoin Design Community - https://bitcoin.design/
In episode 3, Patrícia Estevão helps us to understand the importance of user research in Bitcoin. We discuss how user research can help us answer some fundamental questions such as:Who are we building for? Why are we building for them?What problems are we trying to solve?   Projects Patricia has focused been involved in - 03:43Do we have enough open-source user research? - 12:30Challenges with being out of the banking system - 16:45 Onboarding new users - 20:55Are most Bitcoin users being technically savvy? - 27:15What user problems do we need to solve? - 31:30Patricia’s research proposal - 34:55Twitter - @patestevaoWebsite - https://patestevao.com/Research proposal - https://github.com/patestevao/Bitcoin-UX-research-proposalBitcoin Design Community - https://bitcoin.design/
In episode 2 we speak to Alex Aker about the Imagine Bitcoin 2140 challenge. The challenge encourages Bitcoiners to envisage what Bitcoin will look like in the year 2140 and express their ideas through art. Can we all be creatives and artists? 05:35Alexa’s Genesis story - 07:40Understanding economics and technology as a designer - 12:15The role of art and music in the Bitcoin revolution - 15:40What is Imagine Bitcoin 2140? - 19:18 The significance of 2140 - 25:58Creating time to think about Bitcoin 100 years from now - 27:40Contributing to Imagine Bitcoin 2140 - 30:53Final thoughts - 37:37Twitter - @AlexAker Website - https://alexaaker.com/Bitcoin Design - https://bitcoin.design
In episode 1 we speak to Christoph Ono about The Bitcoin Design Guide, a project being spearheaded by the open-source Bitcoin design community. Christoph’s first experiences with Cryptocurrency - 03:16Transitioning from Monero to Bitcoin - 06:45Crypto UX handbook - 09:15Why is Bitcoin game-changing? 12:12Introduction to the Bitcoin Design Guide - 16:40Contributing to the Bitcoin Design Guide - 20:10 The private key management section - 24:55Thoughts on the current state of wallets - 26:50The open-source Bitcoin design community - 32:05Developer/Designer grants - 35:30Bitcoin Design Guide - https://bitcoin.design/Christoph's Twitter - @GBKS
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