Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

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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 crypto”, as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support


Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.12.02
Dec 5 • 64 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bakkt weekly volume all time high - Bakkt ceo Kelly Loeffler tapped as new Georgia senator - The second Boltathon online lightning conference this weekend, tickets are 800k sats - easypaysy bitcoin accounts proposal -…
Tales from the Crypt #120: Matt Ahlborg
Dec 3 • 75 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Ahlborg, Data Scientist and Founder of Usefultulips.org, to discuss: - Why Matt is interested in P2P trading specifically - How Bitcoin is being used around the world - Developing the Usage Per Economic (Online) Person…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.11.25
Nov 29 • 54 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 released - https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-core-0-19-0-released-heres-whats-new - ColdCard firmware 3.0.5 released - Bakkt daily volume -…
Tales from the Crypt #119: Chris Arnade
Nov 26 • 100 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Chris Arnade, Author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, to discuss: - Traveling through back row America - Cognitive hubs and spatial redistribution - Trading on Wall Street - Connecting with “the other” -…
Tales from the Crypt #118: Will Reeves
Nov 22 • 139 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Will Reeves, Founder of Fold, to discuss: - How Fold has grown from an app that allowed users to purchase pizza via LN to something much bigger - Building a distributed team - Building on a protocol that is changing and…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.11.18
Nov 21 • 71 min
This week Marty & Matt discuss: - BTCPay vault + BTCPay configurator https://github.com/btcpayserver/BTCPayServer.Vault/releases/tag/Vault%2Fv0.0.3 & https://twitter.com/pavlenex/status/1197465294463283200?s=21 - Five corporate sponsors for BTCPay now -…
Tales from the Crypt #117: Wiz & Steve Jain
Nov 19 • 109 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Wiz and Steve Jain from the Bisq project to discuss: - The origins of Bisq - How Bisq works - Mining - Why KYC/AML does more harm than good - Why privacy is important - The Bisq DAO - much more Check out and…
Tales from the Crypt #116: Trace Mayer
Nov 15 • 77 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Trace Mayer to discuss: - Wyoming blockchain legislation - The institution of the nuclear family - Bitcoin + freedom - An update on Bitcoin’s 7 network effects - much more Follow Trace on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.11.11
Nov 14 • 47 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Update firmware before using coldcard SD card feature to send transactions https://blog.coinkite.com/troublesome-change/ - Unchained Capital announces Caravan multisig GUI…
Tales from the Crypt #115: Dan Tapiero
Nov 12 • 66 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Tapiero, Founder of DTAP Capital and Gold Bullion International, to discuss: - Ray Dalio’s recent note - Dan’s views on the current macro landscape - Why Bitcoin is already established - Why it’s hard for institutional…
Tales from the Crypt #114: Alpha Zeta
Nov 8 • 73 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Alpha Zeta to discuss: - Living through hyperinflation - Repo operations. Is it QE? - Why you shouldn’t trade Bitcoin - Stories from Wall Street - Bitcoin’s volatility - ETF - HNWI + Bitcoin - much more Follow…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.11.04
Nov 7 • 99 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - BTC Citadel workshop #2 Thursday December 5th at 6:30 https://twitter.com/btcCITADEL/status/1191395545656569856?s=20 - FullyNoded https://twitter.com/FullyNoded/status/1192327571486068736?s=20 - BTCPay update…
Tales from the Crypt #113: Michael Caras AKA The Bitcoin Rabbi
Nov 5 • 85 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Michael Caras AKA The Bitcoin Rabbi, Author of Bitcoin Money: A Tale of Bitville Discovering Good Money, to discuss: - Writing Bitcoin Money - Michael’s journey to Bitcoin - Charity - Gold’s future - much more Check out…
Tales from the Crypt #112: Dhruv Bansal
Nov 1 • 90 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder and CSO of Unchained Capital, to discuss: - Multisig - Hardware wallets - SLIP 0039 - Center of Hash - Bitcoin in space - Balancing adaptation and conviction - much more Shoutout to our sponsor:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.10.28
Oct 31 • 76 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - 11 years of bitcoin https://nakamotoinstitute.org/bitcoin/ - #FastForSatoshi - $1B in fees https://twitter.com/yassineARK/status/1189559688494493697?s=19 - China blockchain pump…
Tales from the Crypt #111: Evan Kaloudis
Oct 30 • 116 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Evan Kaloudis, Founder of ZeusLN.app, to drink moonshine and discuss: - Zeus - State of the Lightning Network - Gaming - Why are we doing this? - Security attack vectors to be aware of - Much more Follow Evan on…
Tales from the Crypt #110: Saifedean Ammous
Oct 25 • 44 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, to discuss: - Academia - Bitcoinization might not play out how you think - The collective “We” - Building his Economics course - much more Check out Saif’s website and…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.10.21
Oct 24 • 68 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Layer1 mining https://fortune.com/2019/10/15/what-is-bitcoin-mining-layer1-peter-thiel-crypto-investment/ - Bakkt hits ATH volume yesterdayhttps://twitter.com/BakktBot/status/1187356577143107584?s=20 - Tails 4.0…
Tales from the Crypt #109: Justin Moon
Oct 22 • 164 min
Join Marty as he sits down to catch up with Justin Moon. They discuss: - Building Buidl Bootcamp - Mooniversity - BitBoy - Junction - Wallets - Redundancy - Much more Shoutout to this week’s sponsors, Cash App. Cash App. Head over to the App Store or…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.10.14
Oct 17 • 72 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Casa node concerns https://blog.keys.casa/addressing-security-concerns-about-casa-node/ - Realvision with Saifedean…
Tales from the Crypt #108: Jared Dillian
Oct 15 • 52 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jared Dillian, Founder & Editor of The Daily Dirtnap newsletter, to discuss: - Jared’s reformed skepticism of Bitcoin - Bitcoin v. Gold - What happens if we End The Fed? - Millenial investing - much more Follow Jared on…
Tales from the Crypt #107: American Hodl
Oct 11 • 145 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with American Hodl to wax poetic about everything. Shoutout to this week’s sponsors, Cash App. Cash App. Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today. Use the promo…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.10.07
Oct 10 • 61 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Real Vision upcoming show with Saif - Coldcard adds offline address explorer with new update thanks to @hodlwave https://blog.coinkite.com/address-explorer/ - Zap Android app update…
Tales from the Crypt #106: Aleks Svetski
Oct 8 • 68 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Aleks Svetski, founder of Amber, to discuss: - The latest Amber updates - Building out a product road map and prioritizing - Citadels - Separation of money and state - Hypothetical paths to a post-bitcoinization…
Tales from the Crypt #105: Travis Kling
Oct 4 • 81 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Travis Kling, CIO of Ikigai Asset Management, to discuss: - Travis’ journey to bitcoin - Failed narratives/frameworks of years past - How the current system is gamed - Timing - Much more Follow Travis on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.30
Oct 3 • 63 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Michelle Phan https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/michelle-phan-youtube-beauty-star-on-why-she-left.html - Baakt launches with limited volume https://www.bakkt.com/markets - US & UK CLOUD Act Agreement…
Tales from the Crypt #104: Janine
Oct 1 • 71 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Janine, privacy researcher and co-host of Block Digest, to discuss: - Janine’s path to Bitcoin - Common privacy blunders - Avoiding big tech - Coinbase’s checkered history - CoinJoins - Block Digest - Traveling…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.23
Sep 27 • 49 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Lightning Vulnerability disclosed https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-September/002174.html - Maduro rumored to own bitcoin…
Tales from the Crypt #103: Mauricio Di Bartolomeo & Adam Reeds
Sep 26 • 132 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Mauricio Di Bartolomeo & Adam Reeds, the co-founders of Ledn.io, to discuss: - Ledn’s loan offerings and expansion into Latin America - Bitcoin mining in Venezuela - Stablecoins - Crossing boarders with Bitcoin - How the…
Tales From The Crypt #102: John Doe
Sep 24 • 65 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with John Doe, an ex-Silk Road vendor who had a four year forced hodl. Learn about what it was really like to use the Silk Road, the ethos of the website + forums, and the absurdness of The Drug War. Shoutout to this…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.16
Sep 20 • 56 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Baltic Honeybadger in Riga - [Day 1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IpZWSWUIVE&feature=youtu.be%3Futm_source%3Ddigg [Day 2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns_I2LpeAbQ&feature=youtu.be?utm_source=digg - Reminder that…
Tales from the Crypt #101: Jack Mallers - Olympus Announcement
Sep 19 • 76 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Jack Mallers to discuss the launch of Olympus, a non-custodial way to buy bitcoin and immediately receive it on the Lightning Network. Link to Jack’s Medium post on the launch:…
Tales from the Crypt #100: @arbedout
Sep 18 • 202 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell and a very special guest, arbedout. Arbedout is a Twitter anon who has some incredible views on Bitcoin. Particularly how the nascent “cryptocurrency boom” shares a lot of eerie parallels with market booms…
Tales from the Crypt #99: Raoul Pal
Sep 18 • 66 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Raoul Pal, Founder of Real Vision and Global Macro Investor, to discuss: - Repo markets - The state of the global financial system - Demographics - Behavioral Economics - Tokenizing income streams - much more Follow Raoul…
Tales from the Crypt #98: Carla Kirk-Cohen
Sep 17 • 65 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Carla Kirk-Cohen, the last of Chaincode Labs’ Summer residents to swing through the studio, to discuss: - Carla’s journey to Bitcoin - Her passion for the Lightning Network - Life in South Africa - Bringing LN to an…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.09
Sep 13 • 67 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Lightning CVE exploited in the wild, lnd 0.7.0 vulnerable, update! https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-September/002148.html - Digg from the dead https://digg.com/channel/bitcoin - NY payroll…
Tales from the Crypt #97: Eric Voskuil
Sep 11 • 113 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Eric Voskuil, lead maintainer of the libbitcoin Bitcoin implementation, as they discuss: - libbitcoin - Austrian Economics - Attack vectors - Eric’s experience in the Navy - How Bitcoin fails - Dust - much more…
Tales from the Crypt #96: Elichai Turkel
Sep 9 • 64 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Elichai Turkel, recent Summer resident at Chaincode Labs, to discuss: - Elichai’s path to cryptography and Bitcoin - Schnorr signatures - Taproot - Miniscript - Cryptography - State of academic papers - much more Follow…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.02
Sep 5 • 65 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Portugal is indeed exempting bitcoin from cap gains treatment: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/op-ed-portugal-clarified-its-bitcoin-tax-code-other-nations-should-take-note - Hash rate all time high -…
Tales from the Crypt #95: Gleb Naumenko
Sep 4 • 79 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Gleb Naumenko to discuss: - Gleb’s experience helping to build an exchange - Bitcoin usage in Ukraine - Gleb’s work on Erlay - The Erebus attack - Movies Cash App. Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.26
Aug 29 • 45 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - ColdCard MK3 announced: https://blog.coinkite.com/coldcard-mark3/ - https://ln.alhur.es/ by @fiatjf - UI for hardware wallet multisig using bitcoin core and HWI released for testing by @justinmoon -…
Tales from the Crypt #94: Fabian Jahr
Aug 28 • 97 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Fabian Jahr, current Summer resident at Chaincode Labs, to discuss the RPC call Fabian has been working on this Summer, the Chaincode residency experience, the Bitcoin scene in Berlin, Fabian’s experience with the Lightning…
Tales from the Crypt #93: Rodolfo Novak
Aug 27 • 83 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Rodolfo Novak to discuss Coinkite, how Rodolfo approaches making products for Bitcoiners, a little Bitcoin history, Ham Radios, airplanes, and much more. Check out Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ (Use the promo…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.19
Aug 22 • 70 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - BitBlockBoom - bitsteins talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAuHv5cPl8 - New Erebus attack paper - https://erebus-attack.comp.nus.edu.sg - Hardware wallets + multisig - https://stephanlivera.com/episode/97/ - Sats…
Tales from the Crypt #92: Bryan Bishop & Joseph Jackson
Aug 21 • 94 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor Bryan Bishop and his friend Joseph Jackson to discuss: - Bitcoin Vaults - Bitcoin security - Transcription - Transhumanism Check out Joe’s website: biotechnbeyond.com Follow Bryan on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.12 LIVE w/ Pierre Rochard & Michael Goldstein
Aug 19 • 47 min
Join Marty and Matt as they’re joined by the hosts of the Noded Podcast, Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein to discuss: - Bakkt Futures - Binance KYC - Liquid Tether - Hong Kong - India - Samsung + Bitcoin - Coinbase negligence - much more Shoutout to…
Tales from the Crypt #91: Tuur Demeester
Aug 17 • 43 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Tuur Demeester, Founder of Adamant Capital, to discuss Tuur’s journey to Bitcoin, the founding of Adamant Research then Adamant Capital, how to leverage Bitcoin to short USD, Bitcoin’s parallels with The Reformation. Follow…
Tales from the Crypt #90: James C.
Aug 15 • 55 min
Join Marty as he sits down with James Chiang, currently spending his Summer at Chaincode Labs, to discuss James’ journey to Bitcoin, his experience with Libbitcoin, how Libbitcoin compares to Bitcoin Core, working in the renewable energy sector, working…
Tales from the Crypt #89: BitcoinTINA & Alpha Zeta
Aug 14 • 58 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with BitcoinTINA & Alpha Zeta to talk about the current market conditions, where Bitcoin sits, whether or not Bitcoin is a risk-on or risk-off trade, and the fact that Bitcoin is a fundamental financial tech…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.05
Aug 8 • 46 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitcoin vaults - https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-August/017229.html - Yuan peg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCH_-fcCoK4&feature=youtu.be - Big blocks and tradeoffs -…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.29
Aug 1 • 60 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - JoinMarket, fidelity bonds, and privacy - https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-July/017169.html - Capital One data breach -…
Tales from the Crypt #88: Richard Myers
Jul 30 • 125 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Richard Myers, who is working on “Bitcoin’s last mile” via mesh networks at GoTenna and Global Mesh Labs, to discuss: - ByteABit, Richard’s P2P mobile Bitcoin exchange - Mesh networks, GoTenn, LOT49, and Global…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.22
Jul 26 • 63 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: -BTCPayServer - https://stephanlivera.com/episodes/ - Wasabi & Samourai - Ethereum hashrate down 42% from ATH, bitcoin hashrate at ATH: https://www.longhash.com/news/ethereum-is-becoming-increasingly-vulnerable-to-attack…
Tales from the Crypt #87: Conner Brown
Jul 23 • 113 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Conner Brown to discuss how he became interested in Bitcoin, philosophy, the intersubjective nature of money, Kanye West, and much more. Follow Conner on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_ Follow Marty on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #86: Ben Hunt
Jul 19 • 108 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ben Hunt (with a guest appearance from James O’Beirne) to discuss some of the running themes from Epsilon Theory, how they relate to Bitcoin, and why Bitcoiners may be fighting a losing battle. Follow Ben on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.15
Jul 18 • 76 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - This week in Bitcoin - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1150840995808010241?s=19 - Wasabi - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1151882688053334016?s=19 - C-Lightning -…
Tales from the Crypt #85: Paranoid Bull
Jul 16 • 71 min
Join Marty as he sits down with DAL, AKA Paranoid Bull, to discuss his journey through the markets, systemic risk, political risk, the world’s current disconnection from reality and how Bitcoin play into it all. Check out Odin River’s mission:…
Tales from the Crypt #84: Bull Bitcoin
Jul 15 • 68 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Francis Pouliot and BTC Sessions from Bull Bitcoin to discuss the Montreal Bitcoin scene throughout the years, consulting in the “Blockchain” space, SegWit2x, the common mission Bitcoiners have, and much more.…
The Trump Tweet Ep: Marty, Matt and Murad Mahmudov
Jul 12 • 31 min
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…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.08
Jul 11 • 60 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Coldcard - Nodl update - Wasabi update - Samourai 0.99.81 - https://blog.samouraiwallet.com/post/186208584657/introducing-09981-enter-the-dojo - Miner trying to inflate the supply -…
Tales from the Crypt #83: Aleks Svetski
Jul 9 • 54 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Aleksander Svetski, founder of Amber, to discuss his journey to Bitcoin, lessons from trading, lessons from being a door to door salesman, why Bitcoin not Blockchain, putting up with scammers, and much more. Cash…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Freedom Edition Week of 2019.07.01
Jul 5 • 65 min
This week Marty and Matt sit down on the 4th of July to discuss: - Bitcoin’s revolutionary nature - Sats App announced by Casa https://blog.keys.casa/announcing-sats-app-with-satsback/ - 300 tickets sold for Bitcoin2020 - LND 0.7 released…
Tales from the Crypt #82: Ketominer + Askuwheteau
Jul 2 • 107 min
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Ketominer and Askuwheteau, the team behind Nodl.it, to discuss how Nodl came to be, their recent partnership with Samourai Wallet, the freedom that Bitcoin enables, potentially moving from hardware to software in…
Tales from the Crypt #81: Dan Held
Jul 1 • 113 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, Co-Founder of Interchange, to discuss his paper on Bitcoin’s future security, the importance of sharpening narratives, the false narratives that seem to persist, and much more. Follow Dan on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap LIVE: Week of 2019.06.24
Jun 26 • 46 min
Join Marty and Matt as they are joined by Pierre Rochard, Bitcoin Sign Guy & Francis Pouliot with a special appearance from Paul Sztorc as they discuss: - FATF Guidelines - Iranians mining Bitcoin in mosques - COLDCARD new upgrades - Libra - CoinJoining -…
Rabbit Hole Cap: Week of 2019.06.17
Jun 19 • 72 min
This week Marty & Matt discuss: - Libra https://libra.org/en-US/ - Cash App deposits go live, fund cash card with bitcoin https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-507/ - Whirlpool public beta release https://github.com/Samourai-Wallet/Whirlpool -Binance to block…
Tales from the Crypt #80: Andrew Poelstra
Jun 18 • 69 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Andrew Poelstra, Head of Research at Blockstream, to discuss Cryptography, how small of a field it is, how it’s culture compares to Bitcoin’s development culture, Taproot, MuSig, MiniSketch, Schnorr signatures, and much…
Tales from the Crypt #79: John Carvalho
Jun 14 • 104 min
Join Marty + Matt as they sit down with John Carvalho, CCO of Bitrefill, to discuss his history in Bitcoin, all the dope stuff Bitrefill is working on, Bitcoin’s fungibility, Bitcoin culture, and much much more. Checkout Bitrefill:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.06.10
Jun 13 • 64 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Proposed ban on Bitcoin in India - Home mining https://twitter.com/Karnickleon/status/1138906263230828544?s=19 - Nodl + Samourai collab https://twitter.com/stephanlivera/status/1138048466075054080?s=19 - Global Mesh…
Tales from the Crypt #78: Lawrence Nahum
Jun 11 • 49 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Lawrence Nahum, Founder of GreenAddress + Chief Architect at Blockstream, to discuss approaching Bitcoin development, the history of GreenAddress, what he’s working on at Blockstream, helping to make it so everyone can run…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.06.03
Jun 6 • 66 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Rooftop RHR in SF - code “tftc25” - First 100 person CoinJoin https://blockstream.info/tx/e4a789d16a24a6643dfee06e018ad27648b896daae6a3577ae0f4eddcc4d9174 - 6102 Bitcoin hodl privacy leak overview…
Tales from the Crypt #77: David Bailey
Jun 5 • 90 min
Join Marty as he sits down with David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how BTC Media came to be, the state of discourse around Bitcoin, how people are underestimating Bitcoin’s TAM, and much more. Follow David on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #76: Alex Gladstein
May 31 • 95 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, to discuss how Alex ended up at the HRF, how authoritarian regimes use digital panopticons to control their subjects, why…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.27
May 30 • 57 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Wasabi update: https://wasabiwallet.io/ - Erlay proposal, https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-May/016994.html - New bitcoin ATH in Argentinian peso - 4.1 billion people living under…
Tales from the Crypt #75: Jack Mallers
May 28 • 81 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers to discuss Zap, potential futures markets for Bitcoin miners, upgrades to the Lightning Network, cannabis, and much more. Check out Zap: https://zap.jackmallers.com/ Follow Jack on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #74: Andrew Torba
May 24 • 87 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Andrew Torba, Founder and CEO of Gab.com, to discuss what it’s like to be de-platformed, the Silicon Valley “cognoscenti”, building more resilient communication tools, the fight for Free Speech, forking open source software…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.20
May 23 • 60 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Who would you want to tweet about Bitcoin? - LN node update https://1ml.com/node/02d419c9af624d0e7a7c90a60b9ffa35f4934973a9d7d3b4175cc3cc28b7ffcde1 - SIM Swaps…
Tales from the Crypt #73: Jan Čapek + Pavel Moravec
May 21 • 90 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jan Čapek and Pavel Moravec, Co-CEOs of Slush Pool & Braiins, to discuss their backgrounds, Slush Pool’s history, what they’re building with BraiinsOS, the nature of reorgs, BetterHash, the dream of a shared foundry, mining…
Tales from the Crypt #72: Jeff Vandrew
May 20 • 93 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jeff Vandrew, Attorney-CPA-Coder, to discuss Distributism, self-custody Bitcoin IRAs, maintaing BTCPayServer’s Python implementation, rent seeking, relearning to code, and much more. Check out Jeff’s work:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.13
May 16 • 50 min
This week Marty and Matt are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy to discuss a bunch of stuff. Thank you to this week’s sponsors. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and checkout their 2-of-3 multisig vaults. You get 3-months free of…
Tales from the Crypt #71: James O’Beirne
May 14 • 110 min
Join Marty as he sits down with James O’Beirne, Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss his assumeutxo proposal, debt, short-term v. long-term thinking, and what it’s like being a permabear. Checkout the assumeutxo proposal:…
Tales from the Crypt #70: Ruben Waterman
May 13 • 89 min
Join Marty and Matt Odell as they sit down with the one man team behind Bittr, the easiest way to stack sats in Europe. We discuss Ruben’s path to Bitcoin, his experience getting a Masters in Blockchain from the University of Nicosia, why he built Bittr,…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.06
May 9 • 75 min
This week Marty and Matt are joined by Murad Mahmudov from Adaptive Capital to discuss: - Binance hack - onlynet=onion in config file - h/t Evan Kaloudis - TFTC.io launch - Our Lightning node was stolen…
Tales from the Crypt #69: Juthica Chou
May 7 • 42 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Juthica Chou, Co-Founder and COO of LedgerX, to discuss Bitcoin options, what it was like for LedgerX to navigate the regulatory waters throughout the years, LedgerX’s Omni platform, and much more. Learn about futures…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.29
May 2 • 66 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitcoin v.0.18.0 released https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-core-0180-release-heres-whats-new/ - Bitfinex spread increases,…
Tales from the Crypt #68: Patrick Dugan
Apr 30 • 133 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Founder and CEO of TradeLayer, Patrick Dugan, to discuss Patrick’s run in with pot smoking bandits in Argentina, what he’s building on TradeLayer, how decentralized derivatives markets may help drive demand for Bitcoin, the…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.22
Apr 26 • 89 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Bitfinex gets sued - https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=vIexA1b0spKOnK_PLUS_ZUGTJ3A==&system=prod - https://www.bitfinex.com/posts/356 - Erisx and TdAmeritrade -…
Tales from the Crypt #67: Nik Bhatia
Apr 23 • 99 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Nik Bhatia, who has pushed forward the theory of Lightning Network Reference Rates, to discuss a range of topics including reference rates in the traditional financial sector, LNRR, Bitcoin + Real Estate escrow, Nik’s…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.15
Apr 18 • 64 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Satoshi’s Treasure https://satoshistreasure.xyz/ & https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeawYh0POJhlKjaUM4Gor240vH_yVN9Urni7VjPYlh4Z5rlRA/viewform?usp=sf_link - Reports from CoinMetrics and TradeBlock dispute…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.08
Apr 12 • 54 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Julian Assange https://mailchi.mp/5a9e133f8318/martys-bent-april-11th-2018-issue-460 - HODL guide https://github.com/DriftwoodPalace/guides - Multisig scenarios - Coinbase…
Tales from the Crypt #66: Parker Lewis
Apr 9 • 81 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, to discuss Unchained’s mission and product suite, and reflect on the Federal Reserve’s continuously shifting policy over the last twelve years. Parker’s…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.01
Apr 5 • 55 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Eclair Correction - Price talk - Cumberland OTC desk 10+ bids over 1000 bitcoin on Monday -…
Tales from the Crypt #65: Johnny Dilley, Tom Garrambone & Matt Odell
Apr 2 • 94 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Johnny Dilley (Founder of Mempool Partners), Tom Garrambone (Founder of Tetras Capital), and Matt Odell (Bitcoiner) to have a roundtable discussion covering; Capitalism v. Socialism, Bitmain, 21co, nature, dinosaurs, what…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.25
Mar 29 • 46 min
This week Marty and Matt Discuss: - Coinbase, stake is on the menu - Steve Barbour WSJ article - BSV - Bitmain IPO not happening - ryanofsky PR merged - Gemini bech32 + Blockstream explorer - Eclair mainnet full release - Craig Wright is a fraud - Dream…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.18
Mar 21 • 61 min
On this week’s episode Marty and Matt discuss: - Square Crypto initiative - https://twitter.com/jack/status/1108487911802966017 - Lightning Loop - https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2019/03/20/loop.html - BlockstreamGreen -…
Tales from the Crypt #64: Carl Dong
Mar 19 • 85 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Carl Dong, Bitcoin Core contributor currently working at Chaincode Labs, to discuss responsible disclosures, making Bitcoin Core more modular, Guix containers, Dyson spheres and much more! Follow Carl on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #63: Zac Prince & Rene van Kesteren
Mar 15 • 98 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince & Rene van Kesteren from Blockfi to discuss their new interest account product, how they manage risk with this particular offering, the nature of risk disclosures, and the utility that Bitcoin provides the world…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.11
Mar 14 • 62 min
This week Marty and Matt are joined by Adam Ficsor (@nopara73), Founder of Wasabi Wallet, to discuss: - The current dust attack against Wasabi users - https://twitter.com/nopara73/status/1105779583410946049 - CoinJoins - Privacy - Unchained Capital…
Tales from the Crypt #62: Jake Chervinsky
Mar 12 • 113 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jake Chervinsky, a lawyer with a focus on government enforcement defense and securities litigation, as they discuss the law and how it pertains to Bitcoin and everything created in its wake. Topics covered include, Jake’s…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.04
Mar 7 • 57 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Canadian Revenue Service asking for BTC addresses: https://twitter.com/kyletorpey/status/1103467047412002817 - Ripple, FinCen agreement: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1103356359284805633?s=20 - Is Bitcoin…
Tales from the Crypt #61: Jack Dorsey
Mar 4 • 35 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, to discuss how Jack came to experiment with Bitcoin, the parallels he sees between Twitter and Bitcoin, dealing with pseudonymity on Twitter, how Bitcoin curbs the State, education in…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.25
Feb 28 • 54 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: -Casa new product lineup https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/02/28/casa-is-dramatically-shifting-its-business-and-its-kicking-off-with-two-new-products/ -Facebook coin FUD…
Tales from the Crypt #60: Misir Mahmudov
Feb 26 • 159 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin researcher Misir Mahmudov to discuss many topics including Bitcoin as Time, Bitcoin’s amorality, Bitcoin’s incentives, and family values. Follow Misir on Twitter: www.twitter.com/misir_mahmudov Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.18
Feb 21 • 48 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: -Galaxy S10 Bitcoin wallet confirmed https://bitcoinist.com/samsung-galaxy-s10-bitcoin-wallet/ -Jack activates tippin.me https://twitter.com/jack/status/1098324828182831104 -Coinbase acquires chain analysis company…
Tales from the Crypt #59: Eric Spano
Feb 20 • 121 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Eric Spano, Founder of bylls.com, to discuss building a product with little understanding of code, enterprise blockchain consulting, Bitcoin service provider UX, and much more. Follow Eric on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #58: André Neves
Feb 19 • 108 min
Join Marty as he sits down with André Neves, Co-Founder and Co-CTO of Koala Studio, to discuss everything from BTC/LN adoption via gaming, what it’s like to live in the UAE, the Surveillance State, and much more. Follow André on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.11
Feb 14 • 62 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: -Tippin.me extension -Lolli extension -Spacebit.live -Venezuela ATH LocalBitcoins volume - 2454 Bitcoin / 8.95 million USD https://coin.dance/volume/localbitcoins/VES/BTC -Bitcoin Ham radio…
Tales from the Crypt #57: Alex Adelman
Feb 13 • 136 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Adelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Lolli, to discuss developers building for developers, the retail landscape, building a consumer facing product with a BTC component, and much more. Follow Alex on Twitter:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.04
Feb 8 • 61 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Matt handing off the LN torch to @jack https://twitter.com/jack/status/1092891165966229509 - Matt Ahlborg’s LocalBitcoins analysis and new metric…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.28
Jan 31 • 66 min
This week we are joined by Murad Mahmudov to discuss a litany of topics. Had a bunch of topics planned but didn’t get to all of them. A lot of tangents. Thanks to our sponsors: BlockFi - Head over to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt and learn how to…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.21
Jan 25 • 54 min
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Venezuela - https://twitter.com/btcven - Post-Soviet LN + Satellite API messages - https://twitter.com/notgrubles/status/1088402776638541827 - Lightning games -…
Tales from the Crypt #56: Chris Dannen
Jan 24 • 113 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Chris Dannen, co-founder and Partner at Iterative Capital, to discuss a range of topics including the evolution of software development culture, destroying the technostructure, the poison that is mainstream media, and much…
Tales from the Crypt #55: BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex
Jan 18 • 172 min
Join Marty on this week’s edition of Tales from the Crypt as he sits down with BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex to discuss how bullish he is, past tech trends and how we may use them to guess how Bitcoin adoption may play out, and much much more. Banger of an…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.14
Jan 18 • 61 min
In this episode we discuss: -ETH 2.0 -Constantinople bug and delay -LN network analysis https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/15/the-growth-of-the-lightning-network-has-been-remarkable-but-theres-a-catch/ -Putin bitcoin rumor -Wasabi multi-denominations…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.07
Jan 10 • 70 min
This week we discuss: -Deplatforming + -ETC 51% -ETH Constantinople and progPow forks -10 years since Hal - https://twitter.com/halfin/status/1110302988?lang=en -Zap POS app https://twitter.com/JackMallers/status/1082778829217808384?s=19 -Gemini ad…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.31
Jan 4 • 50 min
On this week’s edition of RHR Marty and Matt come to you live from RiseNY to shoot the shit about Bitcoin’s first ten years as well as some current events. Shoutout to our sponsor Blockfi: Head over to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to see how you can…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.24
Dec 28, 2018 • 62 min
This week we discuss: Trezor + Ledger hacks - wallet.fail - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/researchers-demo-crypto-hardware-wallet-vulnerabilities-at-tech-conference/ Electrum hack -…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.17
Dec 19, 2018 • 52 min
This week Matt and Marty Discuss: RIP Tim May Minisketch - https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/synching-data-between-bitcoin-nodes-about-get-easier/ & https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1075460072786935808 Blockstream satellite -…
Tales from the Crypt #54: Yassine Elmandjra
Dec 18, 2018 • 83 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Yassine Elmandjra, Crypto Analyst at ARK Invest, to discuss Yassine’s insanely low time preference decisions post-college, Bitcoin mining, how Bitcoin changes you, and much more. Follow Yassine on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #53: Matthew Mežinskis
Dec 11, 2018 • 127 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matthew Mežinskis, co-host of the Crypto Voices podcast, to discuss Base Money, Free Banking, how Bitcoin plays into these concepts, and much more. Follow Crypto Voice on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crypto_voices Follow Marty…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.05
Dec 5, 2018 • 67 min
This week Matt and Marty are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy and they discuss: -Rogoff v. White recap -Vertcoin 51% - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1069989819969929218 -International oil contracts -…
Tales from the Crypt #52: Dan Held
Dec 5, 2018 • 129 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, co-founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, “Planting Bitcoin”, shaping narratives, the beauty of PoW, and much much more. Follow Dan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/danheld Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.26
Nov 28, 2018 • 54 min
This week we are joined by Dan Held, Co-Founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss: - lightningjoule.com - Ohio taxes and friendly Treasurer…
Tales from the Crypt #51: Max Keidun & Roman Snitko
Nov 27, 2018 • 75 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Max Keidun & Roman Snitko, co-founders of Hodl Hodl, to discuss how they became interested in Bitcoin, why they decided to start Hodl Hodl, the nature of P2P exchanges, Bitcoin prediction markets, their decision to block US…
Tales from the Crypt #50: Jeremy Welch
Nov 20, 2018 • 84 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jeremy Welch, co-Founder and CEO of Casa, to discuss how Jeremy became interested in Bitcoin, how he Casa came to be, and the state of personal data. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jeremyrwelch Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.19
Nov 19, 2018 • 59 min
This week we discuss: Gold hoarders executed Iran - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-14/as-sanctions-hit-iran-executes-gold-currency-speculators - Ledger & Trezor issues - https://blog.trezor.io/psa-non-genuine-trezor-devices-979b64e359a7…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.12
Nov 14, 2018 • 62 min
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash hard fork - Bitcoin price volatility - Coinemine - https://www.coindesk.com/the-799-coinmine-one-will-look-like-an-xbox-and-mint-crypto-money - US Elections, politicians holding BTC - Blockchain voting - EtherDelta…
Tales from the Crypt #49: Alex Liegl
Nov 13, 2018 • 88 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Liegl, Founder of Layer1 Capital, to discuss his mental framework for valuing cryptocurrencies, Grin, Bitcoin’s inception, what it means to be part of a team, and much more. Follow Alex on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #48: Pierre Rochard
Nov 7, 2018 • 130 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Pierre Rochard to reminisce about the year that has past since their first recording, give out free futuristic business ideas, discuss Pierre’s Excel plugin that links to the Lightning Network, buyers of last resort, and…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.05
Nov 5, 2018 • 57 min
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash - Tether + Deltec - https://www.coindesk.com/deltec-chairman-says-tether-letter-on-bank-relationship-is-authentic/ - Wasabi check-in -Gwyneth Paltrow - https://twitter.com/katherineykwu/status/1059525781163048961 Ron…
Tales from the Crypt #47: Jack Mallers
Oct 31, 2018 • 74 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers, founder of Zap, to discuss Chicago, chess, Jack’s path to Bitcoin, what draws him to Lightning, Bitcoin financial products, and much much more. Follow Jack on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackMallers Follow Marty…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.29
Oct 29, 2018 • 41 min
This week we discuss: -Gab -China social credit -Localbitcoins lead by Russia and Venezuela - https://t.co/VSiTn63psi -Maplechange - not your keys, not your bitcoin -Lightning residency + hackathon -IDEX blocking NY IPs…
Tales from the Crypt #46: Justin Moon
Oct 26, 2018 • 144 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Moon, founder BUIDL Bootcamp, to discuss Bitcoin and life. Follow Justin - https://twitter.com/_justinmoon_ Follow Marty - https://twitter.com/martybent Checkout BUIDL Bootcamp - https://www.buidlbootcamp.com —-…
Tales from the Crypt #45: Lightning Koala
Oct 23, 2018 • 93 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Lightning Koala, creator of satoshis.place and a man dedicated to building on top of the Lightning Network. The two discuss a bunch of different topics spanning from building games on Lightning to the coordination efforts…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.22
Oct 22, 2018 • 58 min
Topics of the week: - Betty - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45889707 - Venezuela local bitcoin volume new ATHs ($25M per week) - https://twitter.com/louAboudHogben/status/1053086355100581888 - Tether follow up -…
Tales from the Crypt #44: Alan Silbert
Oct 18, 2018 • 93 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alan Silbert, Executive Managing Director of INX Limited, to chat about the old days and his experience starting Bitpremier.com, a site where people could spend BTC to buy luxury goods. Alan explains how he got into…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.15
Oct 15, 2018 • 58 min
Topics of the week: Tether + Bitfinex - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/935185540982497280?s=19 ETH Constantinople hard fork on testnet - https://twitter.com/5chdn/status/1051194779890003974 Liquid Announcement -…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.08 “Bull v. Bear”
Oct 8, 2018 • 64 min
In this week’s episode, Marty and Matt sit down with Murad Mahmudov to discuss: - Murad’s bear thesis - Swensen/Yale investments (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-05/yale-is-said-to-invest-in-crypto-fund-that-raised-400-million) - Supply…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.01
Oct 2, 2018 • 60 min
On this week’s episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss - Samourai Wallet + goTenna collab: https://mailchi.mp/1d3d0a060090/martys-bent-october-2nd-2018-issue-330 Siacoin bricks ASICs: https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/955907524317859842…
Conversations from Riga: Matt Corallo + Hasufly
Sep 26, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.24
Sep 25, 2018 • 69 min
On this week’s episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: CVE-2018-17144: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/ Monero bug: https://getmonero.org/2018/09/25/a-post-mortum-of-the-burning-bug.html Baltic Honey Badger Conference:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.17
Sep 18, 2018 • 57 min
On this week’s edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: NY Attorney General’s report - https://virtualmarkets.ag.ny.gov Jesse Powell DGAF - https://blog.kraken.com/post/1561/krakens-position-on-regulation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Bitcoin…
Tales from the Crypt #43: Caitlin Long
Sep 16, 2018 • 91 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Wall Street veteran Caitlin Long to discuss her journey to Austrian economics via Wall Street, the extent of the shadow banking system, the situation public pensions and social security find themselves in, and Caitlin’s…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.10
Sep 12, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s episode Marty and Matt discuss: Gemini & Paxos fiat backed ‘stablecoins’ - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1039233025303879683?s=19 Robinhood fueled Doge pump - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1035384169357033473?s=19 Unraveling…
Tales from the Crypt #42: Coinyeezy AKA Elon Moist
Sep 10, 2018 • 86 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Coinyeezy to discuss a litany of topics including; Honeyminer, the power of memes, “Bitcoin Generalists”, hustling and some trippy theories about the great pyramids. Follow Coinyeezy on Twitter: @coinyeezy Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.03
Sep 5, 2018 • 61 min
In this edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt + Marty discuss: Emerging Market currency crises Iran give Bitcoin mining the go-ahead Ethereum FOMC meeting Infura centralization ShapeShift Casa’s new plug and play all-in-one Bitcoin full node + Lightning node…
Tales from the Crypt #41: Ryan Selkis
Sep 4, 2018 • 58 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Selkis, Founder at Messari, to discuss how Ryan got into Bitcoin, how writing helped him carve out a niche in a budding industry, what it was like to work for Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, what he learned there,…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.27
Aug 29, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss: Vitalik Buterin’s recent blog post on how to scale with layers The importance of soft forks CNBC’s trash coverage WeChat and Alipay banned cryptocurrency commerce and chats The recent jump in hash rate Laurent’s piece on…
Tales from the Crypt #40: Joe Weisenthal
Aug 28, 2018 • 115 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Weisenthal, Editor at Bloomberg and co-host of “What’d you miss?” on BloombergTV. The two jump into the mind of a skeptic. Joe was notoriously a skeptic of Bitcoin after writing an article titled “Bitcoin is a joke” in…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.20
Aug 22, 2018 • 68 min
Join Marty and Matt Odell for their new weekly series, Rabbit Hole Recap, in which they break down the latest news pertaining to Bitcoin. In their inaugural episode, the two discuss Bitmain’s IPO and balance sheet, Bitcoin Core’s impending release of…
Tales from the Crypt #39: Zac Prince
Aug 22, 2018 • 102 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince, co-founder of Blockfi, to discuss using Bitcoin as collateral, Fed policy, the fulfilment one gets from working in Bitcoin, and much more. Follow Zac: @BlockfiZac Follow Brad: @BradMichelson Follow Marty:…
Tales from the Crypt #38: Nic Carter
Aug 13, 2018 • 106 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of Coinmetrics.io, to dive into the current state of the cryptocurrency landscape, Augur, blockchain data, the evolving narratives in Bitcoin over time, and how…
Tales from the Crypt #37: Dhruv Bansal
Aug 7, 2018 • 114 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dhruv Bansal, co-founder of Unchained Capital, to discuss HODL waves, using bitcoin as collateral for loans, how the story of Merlin and Arthur in “The Once & Future King” may apply to Bitcoin, and how we may take Bitcoin…
Tales from the Crypt #36: John Newbery
Aug 1, 2018 • 62 min
Join Marty as he sits down with John Newbery to discuss Bitcoin Optech, a new initiative to help large economic players within Bitcoin ensure they are following best practices when it comes to using the Bitcoin blockchain efficiently. The two also dive…
Tales from the Crypt #35: Bitcoin Sign Guy
Jul 10, 2018 • 83 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Sign Guy to talk about the infamous day he held a “Buy Bitcoin” sign behind Janet Yellen as she gave a congressional testimony, what drives him philosophically, and what technologies like Bitcoin and 3D printers…
Tales from the Crypt #34: Murad Mahmudov
Jun 27, 2018 • 110 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Murad Mahmudov, angel investor and author of two of the most prolific pieces on Bitcoin this year. The two dive deep into this conversation, discussing why dApp platform tokens shouldn’t have any value, why Bitcoin’s quest…
Tales from the Crypt #33: Saifedean Ammous
Jun 19, 2018 • 36 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, to discuss the history of money, why sound money is so important, and how fiat currency has caused negative externalities…
Tales from the Crypt #32: Josh Olszewicz
Jun 12, 2018 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with a longtime crypto-Twitter and trading legend, Josh Olszewicz AKA @CarpeNoctom, to discuss a range of topics including TA, crypto-Twitter, how “the space” has changed and how the scams have adapted over the years. Tune in…
Tales from the Crypt #31: Matt Corallo
Jun 5, 2018 • 94 min
This conversation hits on many topics, but focuses on (de)centralization and the types of centralizing risks that exist in the realm of cryptocurrencies. Matt expounds upon his project to decentralize mining, how UASF proved that Bitcoin is decentralized,…
Tales from the Crypt #30: Ryan Dippmann
May 31, 2018 • 68 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Dippmann, co-founder of Azte.co, to discuss Bitcoin on/off ramps, payments, low hanging fruit that entreprenuers can use Bitcoin to exploit, surfing, and much more. Follow Ryan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RyanDippmann…
Tales from the Crypt #29: Jameson Lopp
May 22, 2018 • 57 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jameson Lopp to discuss a range of topics including private key management, anarcho-capitalism, SWATting, and why we need to be continually optimistic about freedom enabling technologies like Bitcoin. Follow Jameson on…
Tales from the Crypt #28: Joe Looney
May 15, 2018 • 76 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Looney, Co-Founder of the Rare Pepe Foundation, to discuss digital collectibles, the history of Rare Pepes, efficiencies provided to power plants via PoW mining, and much more. Follow Joe on Twitter: @wasthatawolf…
Tales from the Crypt #27: Alejandro Machado
May 9, 2018 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alejandro Machado to discuss Bitcoin and Venezuela, how Bitcoin may be able to help the struggling country, and how Venezuela got to this point. The two also venture into discussions about UX in crypto, the weird world…
Tales from the Crypt #26: Charles Hwang
May 2, 2018 • 88 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Charles Hwang, Managing Partner at Lightning Capital and adjunct professor at Baruch College, to discuss what it’s like teaching the subject of Bitcoin to college students, how regulators are and should classify Bitcoin,…
Tales from the Crypt #25: Patrick Stanley
Apr 24, 2018 • 70 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Patrick Stanley, Growth Partner at Blockstack, to discuss Blockstack, decentralizes applications, how Blockstack differs from Ethereum, education in America, and thinking different. Follow Patrick on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #24: Pomp
Apr 19, 2018 • 59 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano as they dive into a meandering conversation about mining, tokenized securities, memes, and the need for better UX in crypto. Follow Pomp on Twitter: @APompliano Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent…
Tales from the Crypt #23: Dylan Curran
Apr 17, 2018 • 46 min
Join Marty as he gets off the beaten path with Dylan Curran to talk about data in today’s digital world, how we are controlled by it, and how we can change our tendencies to take back some privacy + control of our data. They get a little cosmic towards…
Tales from the Crypt #22: Tom Garrambone Pt. II
Apr 12, 2018 • 66 min
In the second half of their conversation, Marty and Tom dive into leadership centralization, easy money, traditional financial markets, and the ongoing brain drain into crypto. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Tales from the Crypt #21: Tom Garrambone Pt. I
Apr 10, 2018 • 65 min
Marty sits down with Tom Garrambone, co-founder of Tetras Captial in NYC, to talk about his approach to investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the differences between a medium of exchange and store of value, and Silicon Valley v. Wall Street. —-…
Tales from the Crypt #20: Matt Odell
Apr 3, 2018 • 63 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell to talk about Bitcoin’s game theory, the mining landscape, and the need for people to avoid FOMO as hard as they can. Join in on the ramblings of two shitposters who have been observing the space for many years.…
Tales from the Crypt #19: The Brothers O’Beirne Pt. II
Mar 29, 2018 • 87 min
Part II of Marty’s conversation with the brothers O’Beirne gets more philosophical as the crew dives into many different topics. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Tales from the Crypt #18: The Brothers O’Beirne Pt I
Mar 28, 2018 • 91 min
Join Marty as he sits down with brothers James and Will O’Beirne to talk about Bitcoin and Ethereum. James is now a full-time Bitcoin Core contributor, working at Chaincode Labs. Will is a part of the MyCrypto.com team and finally gives us a peek into the…
Tales from the Crypt #17: Bobb Fogg
Mar 13, 2018 • 109 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bobb Fogg to discuss a litany of topics including; Bitcoin Maximalism, do blockchains have to be decentralized, the concepts of Nassim Taleb, and the state of governance in blockchains and the world. Follow Bobb on Twitter:…
Tales from the Crypt #16: Ari Paul
Mar 5, 2018 • 131 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ari Paul to discuss a wide range of topics including; the token economy, the range of disciplines that someone investing in this asset class must have (at the very least) a grasp on, how little we know, and how important…
Tales from the Crypt #15: Eduardo Medina and Zah
Feb 28, 2018 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Eduardo Medina to discuss Venezuela, the country’s current crisis, the Petro, and how Bitcoin may help. Zah joins us for this episode to help draw parallels between Venezuela’s situation and Zimbabwe’s run-in with…
Tales from the Crypt #14: JW Weatherman
Feb 20, 2018 • 115 min
**Sorry for the poor sound quality on my end of the mic. Recorded on my laptop and the mic wasn’t configured properly.** Join Marty as he sits down with JW Weatherman to learn about the cypherpunk movement, JW’s definition of modern-day slavery,…
Tales from the Crypt #13: Chiefy Nduom
Jan 31, 2018 • 111 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Chiefy Nduom, a man on a mission to bring Bitcoin to the balance sheets of some of Africa’s Central Banks. Topics covered throughout the conversation include the current state of the global financial system, the importance…
Tales from the Crypt #12: Crypto de Medici
Jan 25, 2018 • 80 min
Join Marty as he sits down to peek into the mind of Crypto de Medici, a crypto investor and Crypto Twitter must-follow. Throughout the episode Marty and Medici touch on investment process, controlling emotions, the current landscape of crypto, and our…
Tales from the Crypt #11: Arjun Balaji Pt. II
Jan 23, 2018 • 67 min
Join Marty and crew for the second half of their conversation with Arjun Balaji. They cover Blockstack, how the Internet is broken, and why companies like Facebook and Google may actually be bad. —- Support this podcast:…
Tales from the Crypt #10: Arjun Balaji Pt. I
Jan 16, 2018 • 66 min
Join Marty and crew as they sit down with Arjun Balaji, a young crypto investor with a keen sense for finding value in the budding world of cryptocurrencies. Arjun let’s us know the two cryptocurrencies he would hodl if he had to lock them up for 10…
Tales from the Crypt #9: Zah
Jan 8, 2018 • 61 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Barstool’s resident Zimbabwean, Zah, to talk about the history of Zimbabwe, its political situation, what people use as money during bouts of hyperinflation, and how people are using Bitcoin in the land locked African…
Tales from the Crypt #8: Team Lightswitch breaks down madness
Dec 22, 2017 • 22 min
Marty and fellow Team Lightswitch member Matt Brown breakdown the crazy week that was. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Tales from the Crypt #7: Matt Corallo Pt. II
Dec 18, 2017 • 74 min
Catch Pt. II of Marty’s conversation with Matt Corallo to hear them discuss Bitcoin’s chances of succeeding, how Bitcoin makes people smarter, and how everyone is ignorant when it comes to Bitcoin + blockchains. Enjoy. —- Support this podcast:…
Tales from the Crypt #6: Matt Corallo Pt. I
Dec 12, 2017 • 84 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Corallo, a Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss Bitcoin, the current altcoin landscape, scaling blockchains, cryptokitties, all time highs + bubbles, and much more. Drink of choice for this Happy Hour was Brooklyn…
Tales from the Crypt #5: John Newbery
Dec 5, 2017 • 80 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor, John Newbery to dig into some of the technical details of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core’s process, keeping the long-term in mind, and what the average Joe can do to make Bitcoin better. —- Support this…
Tales from the Crypt #4: What the hell is going on?
Nov 20, 2017 • 56 min
Marty is back in the studio with Louis and a special guest, Barstool’s resident spider monkey, Nate. In this episode Nate signs a band, PFT makes a cameo to give us a lesson in exponential growth, and Marty answers all the questions Louis and Nate have…
Tales from the Crypt #3: Santiago Siri
Nov 7, 2017 • 101 min
Marty sits down with Santiago Siri, co-founder of Democracy.Earth, to talk about a range of topics including the Silk Road, liquid democracy, a trip to Cuba, Information Theory, and much more. —- Support this podcast:…
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. III
Nov 2, 2017 • 43 min
Marty and Pierre round out their conversation by hitting on “where we are now”, crypto hedge funds, and Bitcoin storage. Links discussed: Kyle Bass interview - http://adventuresinfinance.realvision… Cold storage guide -…
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. II
Oct 26, 2017 • 71 min
Join Marty and Pierre in Pt. II of Episode 2 as they continue their conversation about speculative attacks, Bitcoin v. Ethereum, this year’s ICO mania, and quality v. quantity. Show notes: Grant Williams’ interview with Kyle Bass:…
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. I
Oct 25, 2017 • 83 min
Marty sits down with Pierre Rochard, co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, to discuss a litany of topics. Tune into Pt. I of the three part episode to learn about Austrian Economics, the Tezos debacle, Bitcoin’s governance, Linux,…
Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. II
Oct 11, 2017 • 71 min
Join Marty and Louis as they pick up the history of Bitcoin in 2012 and run through everything that’s happened through today. Learn about Bitcoin’s supply schedule, why people dislike Coinbase, and the first attempt to dethrone the Core team. This week’s…
Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. I
Oct 3, 2017 • 28 min
Marty and Louis discuss the history of Bitcoin, where they were when the Phillies won the world series, Brad Pitt, and Brock Lesnar. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support