Citizen Bitcoin

Citizen Bitcoin
We are dedicated to being sovereign citizens of bitcoin.
Ansel Lindner: Bitcoin History, Maximalism, Ethics and Renaissance
Feb 21 • 107 min
Ansel Lindner has been one of the most important people in my bitcoin journey, his Bitcoin and Markets podcast was the first staple of my bitcoin podcast rotation. In this long, ranging, late night discussion with Ansel we get into his bitcoin history,…
Hodlonaut: #LNTrustChain, Lightning Network and Small Blocks
Feb 13 • 51 min
In the first Citizen Bitcoin interview episode, long time bitcoiner and creator of the #LNTrustChain, Hodlonaut, joins Brady for a discussion about the lightning torch, his experience discovering and learning bitcoin, the recent discussion about small…
Bitcoin and Taxes and Bitcoin Reports from Cambridge and the BIS
Jan 30 • 39 min
Tommy and Brady discuss bitcoin, lightning network and taxes and recent reports from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Bank for International Settlements.
BONUS: Brady Talks Bitcoin on the PayPod Podcast
Jan 30 • 38 min
Brady joined Scott Hawkins, host of PayPod, a podcast for the payments industry, to talk about bitcoin. It was originally published on Dec 31, 2018. This episode has some crossover with our Bitcoin Turns Ten episode but is still worth a listen. Watch out…
Bitcoin Turns Ten
Jan 3 • 48 min
Tommy and Brady are back in action for bitcoin’s tenth birthday. We take a look back at the birth of bitcoin and its first ten years of life and speculate on challenges and potential developments for the next ten.
20th Episode Retrospective and HASH WARS!
Nov 16, 2018 • 36 min
Tommy and Brady take a look at what we’ve learned since we started this podcast in January at the beginning of this down cycle and talk about the Bitcoin Cash hardfork drama, which was unfolding as we recorded.
Stablecoins, Institutional Custody, DeOS
Oct 24, 2018 • 35 min
Tommy and Brady discuss the blockchainer/altcoiner topic dujour, stablecoins, take a look at institutional moves from Fidelity, Baakt and Coinbase and Andrew Desantis’ ambitious project DeOS, which began mining last night.
PoW is Efficient, Information Theory of Money, Tokenizing Securities and Realized Market Cap
Sep 28, 2018 • 44 min
Brady and Tommy discuss bitcoin mining energy usage and why Proof of Work is efficient, the information theory of money and the 2018 Baltic Honey Badger conference with takes on Bruce Fenton’s tokenizing securities presentation and Nic Carter’s Realized…
Full Nodes, Jimmy vs. Roger, Winklevoss Stablecoin and The Final Boss of Bitcoin
Sep 11, 2018 • 33 min
Tommy and Brady discuss an assortment of recent happenings in bitcoin including bitcoin scaling (a 2.26 MB block and Lightning Network’s astonishing growth), the “blockchain cruise” debate between Jimmy Song and Roger Ver, the Winklevoss stablecoin and…
A Reading: “A Reminder for When the Idiocy Returns” by Eric Wall (feat. Commentary with Guy Swann)
Aug 29, 2018 • 42 min
Brady reads a Twitter thread by Eric Wall that is intended to serve as a reminder when the ICO idiocy returns. Guy Swann, the host of The Cryptoconomy Podcast, joins Brady to offer some commentary about ICOs and shitcoins.
Why Bitcoin is Different and What’s Up with Bitmain?
Aug 17, 2018 • 34 min
Altcoin prices tumble as bitcoin price holds strong at the 6,000 USD per BTC and the 100 billion USD market cap level. Bitmain Pre-IPO documents paint a picture of trouble for the mightiest bitcoin mining company.
ETFs, Futures and LNRR
Jul 31, 2018 • 40 min
Tommy and Brady dive into the financial side of bitcoin, taking a look at recent ETF proposal activity, the role of futures in bitcoin and the Lightning Network Reference Rate idea proposed by Nik Bhatia.
Bitcoin Marches On: Schnorr, BetterHash, Personal Safety
Jul 9, 2018 • 40 min
Tommy and Brady take a minute to appreciate all the bitcoin progress made during this down cycle in the price. Bitcoin just keeps marching on with improvement proposals like Schnorr signatures and BetterHash. Personal safety as a bitcoin hodler is also…
A Reading: “Hyperbitcoinization: Winner Takes All” by ObiWan Kenobit
Jun 26, 2018 • 38 min
Is hyperbitcoinization a half-baked maximalist fantasy or a real possibility? In a Medium post ObiWan Kenobit presents a model of how the process could play out and here, Brady presents it in audio and adds some thoughts.
EOS, Bcash, Lightning and Satoshis.Place
Jun 19, 2018 • 28 min
Tommy and Brady discuss the EOS mainnet failure and it’s basically centralized structure; we share research that shows that 10 times more BCH coins are hodled than spent, whereas the ratio of hodled bitcoin versus spending bitcoin is 1:1; and we take a…
A Reading: The Technical Foundation of Bitcoin Maximalism
May 24, 2018 • 24 min
Brady reads through and discusses three recent Twitter threads that explain the technical foundation of bitcoin maximalism: bitcoin is a protocol for the transfer of value over the internet and the history of internet protocols demonstrates that only one…
Ethereum: Is it a Security? Is it Secure?
May 3, 2018 • 31 min
Tommy and Brady take a look at Ethereum, discuss the debate about whether or not it is a security in the United States, summarize its history with the other kind of security and compare it to Bitcoin.
Basis and Stable Coins, Hodl Waves, Global Fiat Debt Record
Apr 21, 2018 • 29 min
Tommy and Brady discuss Basis’ critique of Bitcoin and the alternative solution it is offering, discuss stable coins in general, take a look at data analysis of Hodl Waves and discuss the record global fiat debt of $164 trillion.
The Bitcoin Standard, Bitcoin Scaling, Sidechains
Apr 12, 2018 • 40 min
Tommy and Brady discuss tweets that caught our attention this week about sidechains, The Bitcoin Standard book, bitcoin maximalism, and an interesting Lightning Network use case idea. We take a look at the bitcoin price and at why Roger Ver is wrong about…
Bitcoin is Ridiculous and The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
Mar 14, 2018 • 33 min
Tommy and Brady discuss two opposing articles about bitcoin, one titled “Bitcoin is Ridiculous, Blockchain is Dangerous” and the other “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin”
Energy Usage, Time Preference, Petro and Telegram
Feb 24, 2018 • 27 min
Tommy and Brady discuss Bitcoin’s energy usage, how it incentivizes renewable energy, the Petro and Telegram ICOs, time preference, a visualization of the history of bitcoin development, a cypherpunk research archive and the current BTC price.
Mining Bullish, Bitcoin Dinosaurs, Lightning Network
Feb 18, 2018 • 29 min
(This is the first episode on the podcast feed. Episodes 1-3 are on YouTube only.) Tommy and Brady discuss bitcoin news from the past week, including Switzerland’s ICO regulations, Charlie Munger’s hatred of bitcoin, feeding chicks with the Lightning…