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#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

Update: 2021-04-016
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Nic Carter is a financial researcher, investor, writer, and podcaster on topics of decentralized finance. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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(00:00 ) – Introduction

(13:05 ) – Can humans fully understand reality?

(15:34 ) – The dollar system

(21:44 ) – Bitcoin

(23:19 ) – Opendime

(27:22 ) – Core values of Bitcoin

(35:51 ) – Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

(41:39 ) – How Bitcoin works

(50:02 ) – Bitcoin blocksize wars

(1:02:27 ) – Layered scaling of Bitcoin

(1:07:25 ) – Lightning network

(1:10:25 ) – Schnorr/Taproot update to Bitcoin

(1:15:17 ) – Criticisms of Bitcoin

(1:25:04 ) – Bitcoin failure modes

(1:33:07 ) – Bitcoin vs Ethereum

(1:37:03 ) – Vitalik Buterin

(1:39:56 ) – Creative destruction

(1:44:51 ) – Future of Bitcoin

(1:48:38 ) – Tesla, Elon Musk, and Dogecoin

(1:56:44 ) – NFTs

(2:04:00 ) – Bitcoin maximalism

(2:10:37 ) – On writing

(2:16:37 ) – Writing a book on Bitcoin

(2:21:07 ) – Bitcoin resources

(2:23:57 ) – Book recommendations

(2:25:56 ) – Advice for young people

(2:29:13 ) – Meaning of life

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#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates

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