The Coin Pod

The Coin Pod

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Zack Voell chats with individuals working in, on, and around Bitcoin.
BIP 158 and Neutrino Q&A with Alex Akselrod - Episode 39
Oct 13 • 18 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This bonus episode is with Alex Akselrod, a current consultant and former lead developer at Lightning…
Toward a Simpler Lightning Interface via Lightning Peach with Yuriy Blokhin - Episode 38
Oct 12 • 24 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This episode is with Yuriy Blockhin of Bitfury’s Lightning Peach team dedicated to Lightning Network…
Introduction to Lightning DEXs and ZigZag with Andrey Samokhvalov and Oleg Mikhalsky - Episode 37
Oct 11 • 28 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This episode is with Andrey Samokhvalov and Oleg Mikhalsky, two Lightning Network fanatics working to…
Lightning Accepted Here with the Moonstuff Team - Episode 36
Oct 10 • 18 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This episode is with two avid Bitcoiners who build and grow a variety of projects. But for today, we’re…
The Future of Gaming with Satoshi’s Games - Episode 35
Oct 9 • 23 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This episode is with two lead developers of Satoshi’s Games, Carlos and Rocc, who are working to build…
Democratizing Data Access via SuredBits with Chris Stewart - Episode 34
Oct 8 • 32 min
Join The Coin Pod for a week-long series of interviews with Lightning Network developers building some of the coolest Bitcoin-focused projects around. This episode is with Chris Stewart of SuredBits working to monetize APIs via Lightning. > Chris’…
Casa’s Sovereign Wealth Security with Jeremy Welch - Episode 33
Oct 2 • 42 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp33 Casa is building the best persona key system on the planet, and Casa’s co-founder, Jeremy Welch, joins the show to explain how and why. Jeremy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremyrwelch Casa’s Twitter:…
Dissecting Bitcoin Generalism with Udi Wertheimer - Episode 32
Sep 27 • 29 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp32 > Udi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer > Lopp’s hard fork tweet: https://twitter.com/lopp/status/1019675622581391361 > Conversation with Udi and Stop and Decrypt:…
Understanding BIP 322 (Generic Signed Message Format) with Kalle Alm - Episode 31
Sep 18 • 28 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp31 Listen as Kalle Alm, a Bitcoin Core contributor, explains his latest BIP, controversial feedback on it, and why generic signed message format matters. > BIP 322: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/725 > Twitter:…
Shopping for Free Bitcoin via Lolli with Alex Adelman and Matt Senter - Episode 30
Sep 12 • 27 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp30
Bitcoin Trading and Technical Analysis with Josh Olszewicz - Episode 29
Sep 4 • 44 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp29
Introduction to Dandelion (BIP 156) with Giulia Fanti - Episode 28
Sep 2 • 19 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp28Giulia Fanti, a computer scientist who introduced the Dandelion protocol in early 2017 as an effort to improve the anonymity of Bitcoin transactions joins me to discuss the details her proposal, the importance of…
A Venture Capitalist’s Vision for Bitcoin with Nic Carter - Episode 27
Aug 28 • 43 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp27
The Bitcoin Standard with Saifedean Ammous - Episode 26
Aug 21 • 59 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp26 Four months ago, Dr. Saifedean Ammous published the most succinct apology for Bitcoin as a viable alternative to state-issued fiat currency in his book “The Bitcoin Standard,”…
Lightning and Zap with Jack Mallers - Episode 25
Aug 14 • 32 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp25 Bitcoin Magazine’s Aaron van Wirdum called the Lightning Network “probably the most highly anticipated technological innovation to be deployed on top of Bitcoin.” As the number of mainnet nodes and active channels…
Bitcoin in Bel Paese with Mir Liponi - Episode 24
Aug 1 • 27 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp24
Perspectives on Bitcoin from Switzerland with Lucas Betschart - Episode 23
Jul 24 • 33 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp23
Security, Scammers, and Self-Education with JW Weatherman - Episode 22
Jul 10 • 47 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp22 Comprehensively summarizing all the material discussed in this coin pod is no small task. For Episode 22, JW Weatherman joins The Coin Pod to discuss a threat model for Bitcoin which he wrote shortly after…
Evangelizing Bitcoin to Ghana with Papa-Wassa Chiefy Nduom - Episode 21
Jul 3 • 52 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp21
Bitcoin, eh? with Francis Pouliot - Episode 20
Jun 26 • 49 min
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Bullish on Bitcoin in Venezuela with Alejandro Machado - Episode 19
Jun 19 • 34 min
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Bitcoin Storage Q&A with Rodolfo Novak - Episode 18
Jun 12 • 29 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp18
Defining and Forking Bitcoin with Daniel Krawisz - Episode 17
May 29 • 31 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp17 Controversy is a hallmark of almost every discussion about Bitcoin, and podcasts like this one are an excellent platform for discussing contentious opinions. This seventeenth coin pod features Daniel Krawisz’…
The Virus is Spreading with Mark Yusko - Episode 16
May 22 • 42 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp16 Institutional investors increasingly flock toward bolstering Bitcoin adoption and grow its developing community. Even though these efforts aren’t universally seen as a net positive development, a strong case can…
Noded with Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein - Episode 15
May 15 • 64 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp15
Threats to Bitcoin: the Real and the Reachy with Giacomo Zucco - Episode 14
May 9 • 42 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp14 For nearly ten years, Bitcoin has been widely known as an experiment, something new, yet-to-be proven resoundingly successful, and very much in its early stages of development. Whether Bitcoin is still an…
Bitcoin Journalism with Kyle Torpey – Episode 13
May 1 • 29 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp13 Journalists who cover Bitcoin are perennially controversial figures (as are all journalists, really) who face extraordinary criticism for the news and opinions they share about Bitcoin and other alt-coins.…
Bitcoin Cults and Virtue Signals with Chris DeRose – Episode 12
Apr 25 • 51 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp12 Five minutes on twitter dot com is sufficient to discover the cultish, tribalistic, and occasionally vitriolic chemistry between people in “crypto.” Similarly, “crypto” people try to signal their moral uprightness…
Reflections on Diversity in Bitcoin and “Crypto” with Desiree Dickerson – Episode 11
Apr 17 • 43 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp11 Many of the most important contributions to Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency, in general) come from female developers, attorneys, journalists, etc. even though statistically women comprise a relatively small percentage…
Reliable Cryptoasset Data and Nomics with Clay Collins - Episode 10
Apr 10 • 36 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp10 The problems of questionable and sometimes out-and-out false data appearing on popular coin ranking sites like CoinMarketCap, which subsequently causes severe price fluctuations, in only one facet of many…
Bitcoin and the Zombie Marmot Apocalypse with Preston Byrne - Episode 9
Apr 3 • 36 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp9 One of the sharpest legal minds thinking about Bitcoin and other blockchains is Preston Byrne, a fellow of the Adam Smith Institute, a Blockchain technologist, and, according to Fortune Magazine, a loud-mouth…
Understanding Maximalism and Minimalism with Ansel Lindner - Episode 8
Mar 27 • 32 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp8 “Being a Bitcoin Maximalist gives you a rational foundation to evaluate the entire bitcoin space. …[It’s] based on science and economics; it’s the opposite of faith. … It’s an understanding of network effects,…
Decentralized Exchanges and HodlHodl with Roman Snitko - Episode 7
Mar 20 • 24 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp7 Tim, Daniel and I have a special place in our hearts for decentralized Bitcoin exchanges, and we had such a fun time with last week’s coin pod about decentralized exchanges that I asked Roman Snitko, CTO of…
Decentralized Exchanges and Bisq with Chris Beams - Episode 6
Mar 13 • 42 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp6 The security vulnerabilities of centralized cryptocurrency exchanges are attributes very much inherent to centralized exchange. Andreas Antonopoulos frequently comments that there are only two types of centralized…
Central Bank of Barbados Should Buy Bitcoin with Jeremy Stephen - Episode 5
Mar 6 • 43 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp5 That central banks should buy Bitcoin is an increasingly common aspect of the narrative surrounding cryptocurrencies. In late 2015, two economists from the University of the West Indies in Barbados published…
Crash Course on Crypto-Carnivory with Bitstein - Episode 4
Feb 27 • 37 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp4 Bitcoin and meat share a strong and increasingly popular association in the world Satoshi Nakamoto created. Vegetables and carbohydrates are passé; filet mignon and prime rib are in vogue. Michael “Bitstein”…
More Bullish Than Ever with Exiled Surfer – Episode 3
Feb 20 • 70 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp3 This extra-long coin pod features Exiled Surfer, a Bitcoin veteran who has been involved in privacy and cypherpunk projects long before Bitcoin came to be, chats with me about why he is more bullish about Bitcoin…
Recap of WEF Cryptocurrency Panel with Jen Zhu Scott - Episode 2
Feb 13 • 38 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp2 This coin pod features Jen Zhu Scott who sat on the cryptocurrency panel at the recent World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland! You can watch a recording of the panel here:…
The Hodler Manifesto with Brenden Matthews – Episode 1
Feb 6 • 38 min
MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/tcp1 Hardcore cryptocurrency wonks love autonomy, individuality and even anarchy. But hodling comes with some rules. Eight rules, to be exact. In this coin pod, Brenden Matthews discusses his latest project: The Hodler…
Introduction to The Coin Pod - Episode 0
Feb 4 • 3 min
Welcome to The Coin Pod, a new YMB project hosted by Zack Voell! This podcast is designed as a platform to learn about Bitcoin from Bitcoin—from economists, developers, entrepreneurs, attorneys, investors, journalists, critics and others who work with…