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Alex Hardy’s Take on Bitcoin [Episode 39]
Feb 7 • 39 min
Alex Hardy joins me to talk about his Bitcoin origins, his Proof of Take newsletter, the importance of reputation in the space and more. Follow Alex Twitter Proof of Take Support Bottomshelf Bitcoin Tally Coin donation Donation page Bottomshelf Morale…
Locha Mesh Networks with Randy Brito [Episode 38]
Jan 30 • 65 min
Randy Brito is back with updates from Venezuela, including a new project under development called Locha. Locha aims to create mesh networks from open source software and low-cost hardware that can be made wherever you live. Links Locha BitcoinVenezuela…
Justin Moon’s BUIDL Bootcamp [Episode 37]
Jan 24 • 73 min
Justin Moon and I hung out in Austin to talk about Bitcoin, Bitcoin businesses, Buidl Bootcamp, and forming community with other Bitcoiners Follow Justin Twitter Youtube Buidl Bootcamp Bitcoin Book Club Learn Python Codecademy’s Python Course SoloLearn…
FUDbustin’ - Small Blocks [Episode 36]
Jan 16 • 39 min
Another Fudbustin’ episode, this time on Small Blocks. I not only talk about the benefits of small blocks over large, but also why we have a block size limit at all. Satoshi and Small Blocks History of Consensus Forks from Bitmex Research Complete Satoshi…
Fudbustin’ - Deflation [Episode 35]
Jan 10 • 47 min
FUD Bustin: Deflation We’re busting the FUD that Bitcoin’s deflationary policy is a bad thing in this week’s episode Nic Carter’s FUD dice BIS paper on deflation Bitcoin Wiki Deflationary Spiral Does Hoarding Really Hurt Bitcoin? I’m Hoarding Bitcoin…
Bitcoin is Ten with Clark Moody [Episode 34]
Jan 3 • 72 min
I chat with Clark Moody about Bitcoin’s first ten years, and where we’re going in the future. Follow Clark Clark’s site Bitcoin and the Interplanetary Frontier Twitter Picks and Shovels Other References Bitcoin Podcasters Episode 7 with Clark Moody Nic…
Jeff Vandrew on Bitcoin retirement acccounts and Quickbooks integration [Episode 33]
Dec 27, 2018 • 48 min
Jeff Vandrew, attorney and CPA, joins me to discusses his practice and setting up investment accounts to allow them to include Bitcoin as well as his recent work on creating a Quickbooks integration for BTCPay Server. Follow Jeff Twitter Jeff’s site…
A Christmas Message from Bottomshelf Bitcoin
Dec 24, 2018 • 30 min
This is an episode that’s not about Bitcoin. It’s about Christmas. References from the Bible ESV Bible The Fall of Man Exodus Luke 2 (birth of Jesus) Mark 14-16 (Crucifixion and Resurrection) Bible Project Summary Videos Creation and Fall of Man Exodus…
Vijay Boyapati is still bullish on Bitcoin [Episode 32]
Dec 18, 2018 • 52 min
I talk with Vijay Boyapati about his article “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin”, as well as his time at Google and the recent Bcash Hash War. Follow Vijay Twitter Medium Stories The Bullish Case for Bitcoin Bitmain’s BCH bags Support Bottomshelf Bitcoin This…
David Levine on Market Cycles, Geopolitics and Long-term Optimism [Episode 31]
Dec 11, 2018 • 59 min
Follow David: ParanoidBull account David’s personal account Odin River on Medium Other References: Peter Thiel debate Thread on David’s views about Bitcoin Support Bottomshelf Bitcoin This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Dan Held on Interchange and PoW Efficiency [Episode 30]
Oct 9, 2018 • 38 min
Dan Held talks with me about Interchange, a project that Picks & Shovels is working on as well as his recent article on how Proof of Work is actually efficient. Follow Dan: Twitter Medium PoW is Efficient Picks and Shovels: Main site Twitter Harmony CSV…
Austin Storms talks Bitcoin mining [Episode 29]
Sep 18, 2018 • 88 min
Austin Storms talks to me about mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We talked about the progression of mining hardware and the nature of mining in various regulatory environments. Follow Austin Twitter Stories Quebec changes stance on Bitcoin…
Vortex on Bitcoin education and CryptoCast Network [Episode 28]
Sep 4, 2018 • 68 min
Vortex joins me to talk about his new channel CryptoCast Network, as well as his project Programming with Bitcoin, a C# workshop focused on how to work with Bitcoin. Follow Vortex Twitter TheOneVortex.com CryptoCast Network CryptoCast main site Twitter…
Jameson Lopp on OpSec in the physical world [Episode 27]
Aug 28, 2018 • 56 min
Jameson Lopp joins me to talk about OpSec and making yourself a hard target. We also discussed his work with CasaHodl. Follow Lopp Twitter Mastodon Github Medium Earn Lopp’s Projects Physical Bitcoin attacks Lopp.net statoshi.info CasaHODL Stories…
Dhruv Bansal [Episode 26]
Aug 22, 2018 • 72 min
Dhruv Bansal of Unchained Capital comes on the show to talk about how hodlers can turn long term investments into short term opportunities via cryptoasset-backed lending. Follow Dhruv This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Adam Gibson on UTXOs and Fungibility [Episode 25]
Aug 14, 2018 • 97 min
Follow Adam Gibson Twitter Mastodon Github Blog JoinMarket JoinMarket JoinMarket on Github Fungibility Tech Greg Maxwell on CoinJoin CoinJoin Samourai Wallet OXT.me Wasabi Wallet HD Wallets Coin Shuffle from Tim Ruffing Greg Maxwell on Confidential…
Pierre Rochard on governance and social signaling [Episode 24]
Aug 7, 2018 • 66 min
Pierre Rochard comes on the show to talk Bitcoin governance, social signaling, Schelling points, and institutional money. Pierre Pierre on Twitter Debt jubilee tweet Pierre on Medium Bitcoin Governance Bitcoin Acks Bitcoin Advisory Noded Bitcoin Podcast…
Lightning Network Reference Rates with Nik Bhatia [Episode 23]
Aug 1, 2018 • 64 min
Nik Bhatia comes on to talk about his ideas on the Lightning Network Reference Rate and Bitcoin-native finance. We also touched on the blockchain credit ratings and the CFA Charterholder’s exam including cryptocurrencies. I also gave a little speech on…
Ethereum Centralization with StopAndDecrypt [Episode 22]
Jul 10, 2018 • 61 min
StopAndDecrypt joins me to discuss the trend towards centralization in the Ethereum network, and the importance of full validation. We also reveal that his is not in fact WhalePanda. StopAndDecrypt @stopanddecrypt StopAndDecrypt on Medium on Reddit…
Andreas Raspitzu’s BTC-hotspot [Episode 21]
Jul 3, 2018 • 57 min
Andreas Raspitzu came on the show to discuss his project, BTC-Hotspot, enabling you to monetize your internet connection by sharing it over a Raspberry Pi. We discussed its potential as well as the challenges he’s faced and the value of other…
The Anatomy of Satoshi’s Place with LightningK0ala [Episode 20]
Jun 26, 2018 • 57 min
I’m joined for episode 20 by LightningK0ala to talk about his creation, Satoshi’s Place, a collaborative drawing experiment powered by lightning payments. We discussed the software it’s running, the low-end hardware he’s using to process the lightning…
What’s going on in Venezuela? [Episode 19]
Jun 19, 2018 • 66 min
Randy Brito, founder of BitcoinVenezuela.com, talked to me about what’s going on in Venezuela. We talked about the authoritarian regime, merchant adoption, getting people to understand what Bitcoin can do for them, the Petro and more. Randy also talked…
I started a Twitter fight [Episode 18]
Jun 12, 2018 • 41 min
I talked about the twitter fight I set off between Vin Armani and SamouraiWallet over the security model of Cointext. I also talked about relying on reputation verse open-source code and touched on the EatBCH issue. Stories The Twitter thread in question…
Steak and Satoshi with Michael Goldstein [Episode 17]
Jun 5, 2018 • 67 min
Michael “Bitstein” Goldstein comes on to talk about the Nakamoto Institute, Satoshi’s influence, and the history of Cypherpunks. We also got into carnivory and the bias and government influence on mainstream nutrition. Come find me at BitBlockBoom on July…
We Descend into Anarchy with Ansel Lindner [Episode 16]
May 29, 2018 • 67 min
Ansel Lindner comes on the show to talk about his show Bitcoin is Freedom, and the route to anarchy through Bitcoin. We touch on government debacles of military, health care, nutrition, as well as what we could do better without them. If you’re going to…
Free Ross with Lyn Ulbricht [Episode 15]
May 22, 2018 • 48 min
Lyn Ulbricht comes on the show to talk about her son Ross, creator of the Silk Road, the first use case for Bitcoin, and the injustice of the “justice” system. Free Ross: @free_Ross on twitter Youtube Facebook FreeRoss.org Timeline of events Precedents…
Internet Censorship, Political Incorrectness, and Sanctions with RockstarDev [Episode 14]
May 15, 2018 • 47 min
RockstarDev Rockstar got out of twitter jail! Follow him @codeoverwhelmin BTCPay Slack Channel – user RockstarDev It’s an older meme, sir, but it checks out: Stories Coinbase and Wikileaks shop Reddit thread about scam crypto twitter accounts – check the…
Nicolas Dorier explains becoming your own payment processor with BTCPay [Episode 13]
May 8, 2018 • 41 min
Nicolas Dorier came on the show to talk about BTCPay, a project he’s working on to give merchants sovereignty from centralized payment processors like BitPay. Nicolas Dorier @nicolasdorier Tip Nicolas BTCPay BTCPay Main site @BTCPayServer on Twitter…
The right way to view (and buy) Bitcoin with Akin Fernandez [Episode 12]
May 1, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode I was joined by Akin Fernandez to talk about the correct way to think about Bitcoin and why incorrect thinking leads to a convoluted, invasive process for getting it. We also talked about his company Azteco, a new, consumer-driven, Bitcoin…
Market Minute 4-25-18
Apr 25, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin market update for April 25, 2018 Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Patrícia Estavão on Lightning UX [Episode 11]
Apr 24, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, I was joined by Patrícia Estevão, who joins me to talk about User eXperience (UX), Bitcoin infographics, and her research on the current UX of the Lightning Network. Patrícia Patrícia’s site @patestevao on twitter Lightning UX Research…
Lightning Network [Episode 10]
Apr 17, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode we finally get around to talking about the lightning network and how it works. We also hit the highlights of Blockstream’s week of “LApps” (lightning apps). Lightning Network Lightning Network Lightning Technical Paper BOLT specifications…
Market Minute 4-16-18
Apr 16, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin market update for April 16, 2018 Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Market Minute 4-11-2018
Apr 11, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin market update for April 11, 2018 Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Market Minute 4-6-18
Apr 6, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin market update for April 6, 2018 Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Market Minute 4-4-2018
Apr 4, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin Market update for April 4, 2018. Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Housekeeping, UTXOs and Free Ca$h [Episode 9]
Apr 3, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode I talked about some changes coming to the podcast and the site. I also talked about consolidating UTXOs and how to get $5 for free from the Cash App. —– Music Credits: Morning Ritual by L’Indecis Chillhop Records Listen on Spotify…
Market Minute 4-2-2018
Apr 2, 2018 • 2 min
Bitcoin Market update for April 2, 2018. Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:…
Market Minute 3-29-18
Mar 29, 2018 • 2 min
Stand alone Market Minute. Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Market Minute 3-23-18
Mar 23, 2018 • 2 min
Stand alone Market Minute. Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Market Minute 3-21-18
Mar 21, 2018 • 2 min
Stand alone Market Minute. Bottomshelf Bitcoin Patreon Donation page Tuttle Twins – Great kids books and a great way to support the show! ___________ Music: “Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Bitcoin metrics [Episode 8]
Mar 20, 2018 • 41 min
Today I talked about bitcoin metrics, measurements to track in order to evaluate the health of the network and the price of Bitcoin. I demystified the metrics that I hear thrown around and we talked about what was valuable and what metrics are totally…
The Bitcoin Scaling Debate [Episode 7]
Mar 5, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode I interviewed Clark Moody and we discussed the Bitcoin scaling debate and implementation of SegWit. While we focused on the scaling issues, SegWit also addressed a number of other issues. If you’d like to know more, hit the Bitcoin.org…
What are Altcoins? [Episode 6]
Feb 24, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode I talked about altcoins. I discussed the prominent altcoins and the issues in Bitcoin, real or imagined, that they attempt to solve. Market Minute: BTC price: $9,728 Finney(0.00001 BTC): $0.97 24 hour volume: $7.2B / 752k BTC Market cap:…
Who controls bitcoin? [Episode 5]
Feb 17, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode I talked about who controls Bitcoin, who writes the code for the Bitcoin protocol and how improvements and updates are made. Follow the links below for more information on open-source projects, Github, and Bitcoin’s process specifically.…
How do I keep my bitcoins safe? [Episode 4]
Feb 10, 2018 • 39 min
Today we’re talking about keeping your bitcoins safe. Get your bitcoins off of exchanges as soon as possible and move them in to some mix of software wallets and cold storage. I discussed various wallets and risk versus convenience. Show Notes Market…
Where do I buy Bitcoin? [Episode 3]
Jan 27, 2018 • 29 min
Today we’re discussing the three main avenues of buying bitcoin, buying in person, centralized exchanges, and decentralized exchanges. There are risks and benefits of each as we discuss in today’s show. Show Notes: Market Minute BTC price: $11044…
What is the Blockchain? [Episode 2]
Jan 22, 2018 • 25 min
Today we’re talking about the blockchain and how it keeps bitcoin transactions honest and secure. If you missed Episode 1, we talked about what Bitcoin is and why you should care. Show Notes: * Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five * Mining and Blockchain * DASH…
What is Bitcoin (and why should you care) ? [Episode 1]
Jan 13, 2018 • 32 min
Today we’re discussing the fundamentals of what Bitcoin is, and what it can do for you. Show Notes: * Andreas Antonopoulos Youtube * Bitcoin & Markets Podcast * Bitcoin & Markets Resources * Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five * You Don’t Understand Bitcoin…