Bitcoin Echo Chamber

Bitcoin Echo Chamber

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Accessible discussion about Bitcoin, economics, technology, and philosophy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-8f267c0/support


Early America with Dangerous History CJ BEC039
May 19 • 61 min
Today’s BEC is something a little different. I was joined by Dangerous History CJ to take a look at early american politics and how wars and territorial conflicts shaped political and economic policy that set the stage for the centuries to come. There are…
Bitcoin Bounty Hunt with Kon BEC038
May 18 • 56 min
Ben and I were joined by Kon of Donnerlabs today to chat about the alpha release of their new competitive multiplayer FPS built on top of Lightning that allows users to earn Sats for killing other players. Get all the details on this awesome new game…
Civil Liberty with Alex Gladstein BEC037
Apr 27 • 56 min
Got the opportunity to talk with Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights foundation about the current, and alarming acceleration of civil liberty erosion. Alex’s Twitter Human Rights Foundation Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin…
Discovering Zero and Bitcoin with Robert Breedlove BEC0036
Mar 28 • 64 min
Ben and Collin discuss the discovery of Zero and Bitcoin with Robert Breedlove. Robert’s Twitter Read Robert’s Article Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Ben’s Twitter Collin’s Twitter Don’t forget to subscribe…
COVID-19 with JW Weatherman BEC035
Mar 15 • 65 min
Back again to cover current events with JW Weatherman. The worlds getting crazy so let’s talk it through for Episode 35 of the BEC. JW’s Twitter Mathbot Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin’s Twitter Don’t…
Why Buy Bitcoin with Andy Edstrom BEC034
Jan 14 • 85 min
BEC is back for episode 34! Joined today by Andrew Edstrom to discuss his new book Why Buy Bitcoin. I was pleasantly surprised by how well put together and thorough Andrew’s book is, but let our discussion speak for itself. Lots of talk about…
Give Bitcoin with Cory Klippsten BEC033
Nov 23, 2019 • 68 min
Founder of Give Bitcoin, Cory Klippsten joined me today for a look at his new product that allows you to gift timelocked Bitcoin, coupled with educational tools to family and friends. Give Bitcoin Cory’s Twitter Give Bitcoin Twitter Join the Discussion…
The Case for Bitcoin with Ben Kaufman BEC032
Nov 1, 2019 • 54 min
I was joined by my friend Ben Kaufman for today’s episode to talk about his recent article “The Monetary Case for Bitcoin”. Don’t let his age fool you, Ben is wicked smart. Make sure and check out his article after the show. The Monetary Case for Bitcoin…
PSA: Casa Node Security Discussion
Oct 14, 2019 • 29 min
A quick and impromptu discussion with JW Weatherman surrounding some of the recently raised security concerns with the Casa Bitcoin and Lightning Node. JW’s Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin’s…
Bitcoin Lives with Gigi BEC031
Oct 13, 2019 • 85 min
Gigi is back for round 2 on the BEC, episode 31. Things got a little existential. Gigi’s Twitter 21 Lessons Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin’s Twitter Don’t forget to subscribe and check us out at…
For Liberty with Zane Pocock BEC030
Oct 5, 2019 • 67 min
Was joined today by my friend Zane to talk about Bitcoin and liberty and politics. We got into the opportunity cost of money, cognitive dissonance and the state of liberty as a first principle in politics. Great conversation, don’t miss it! Zane’s Twitter…
The Life Boat with Bitcoin Lawyer (part 2) BEC029
Sep 21, 2019 • 76 min
Bitcoin Lawyer is back for part 2, this time to talk about global macro and Bitcoin. You don’t want to miss this conversation, I think it’s one of the best BEC episodes yet. Bitcoin Lawyer’s Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course…
Freedom in Sovereignty with Aviv Milner BEC028
Sep 14, 2019 • 78 min
I was joined this week by Aviv Milner to chat about his wild 3 year journey through a wide variety of Bitcoin experiences. We discussed scalability, liquidity, and fungiblity and got into the importance of tools that preserve freedom in a world of ever…
Bitcoin Law with Bitcoin Lawyer BEC027
Sep 6, 2019 • 65 min
I had the unique opportunity to speak with Bitcoin Lawyer this past week, who just so happens to be an avid Bitcoiner/libertarian and a practicing lawyer. Lot’s of interesting conversation was had, including whether or not your seemingly bullet proof…
Austrian Speculation with JW Weatherman BEC026
Aug 31, 2019 • 62 min
It’s time for the long awaited episode 26 of the BEC. The return of JW weatherman for his 3rd appearance on BEC, after popular demand. Today JW and I talk about Austrian speculation and how investing in a fiat society has warped our understanding of what…
Hashing out: 1971 (Episode 1)
Jul 28, 2019 • 65 min
This is the first episode of a new experiment for a show with my friend Ben Prentice, where we get together and hash out ideas on topics we find interesting. Today’s topic is 1971…wtf happened in 1971? Let us know what you think and maybe this we become a…
Global Money with Vijay Boyapati BEC025
Jul 12, 2019 • 54 min
Author of the renowned Bullish Case for Bitcoin joined me this week for a fun talk about Bitcoin and its potential role as global money. Loved this chat and I think you will too. Vijay’s Twitter The Bullish Case for Bitcoin Join the Discussion (BEC…
Bitcoin Meta with Stephan Livera BEC024
Jul 7, 2019 • 68 min
Got fellow Austrian economics and Bitcoin podcaster Stephan Livera on the show this week. We went over how some of the educational meta of the Bitcoin space has changed in the last couple years, for the better. Be sure to check out Stephan’s fantastic…
Checkmate with Ben Prentice BEC023
Jun 28, 2019 • 63 min
Dropping early this week to make up for last weeks late showing. The critically acclaimed Ben Prentice is back for another round on the BEC. This time Ben and I examine the macroeconomic landscape through the eyes of a nation-state and try to answer the…
Paradigm Shift with Gigi BEC022
Jun 24, 2019 • 71 min
A day late is better than never right? Gigi, author of the “21 lessons I Learned from Bitcoin” joined today for a fun chat about the paradigm shifts happening around Bitcoin and its second order effects on a number of topics. Real fun conversation. Check…
Lightning Rod with Ben Carman BEC021
Jun 16, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 21 of the BEC is live. Joined this week by Ben Carman who’s developing Lightning Rod which allow users to run a lightning node without needing a bitcoin full node. Check out Ben’s project on Github! Lightning Rod Ben’s Twitter Join the Discussion…
Dollar Cost Average with BTCDCA BEC020
Jun 9, 2019 • 69 min
Episode 20 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber is the science behind the stacking sats meme. Brian joins me to give his take on Dollar Cost Averaging Bitcoin and how it can be a useful tool for anyone looking to get started. Be sure to check out his medium posts…
Ride the Lightning with Sauby BEC019
Jun 2, 2019 • 64 min
Back in the saddle for episode 19. This week Ride the Lightning dev Sauby joins me for a talk on lightning user experience as we compare and contrast some of the RTL design decisions with other products in the space. Lot’s of great lightning info. Sauby’s…
Nodl Node with Askuwheteau and Ketominer BEC018
May 18, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 18 is here and its all about the Nodl Node. I brought Askuwheteau and Ketominer on the show to share with me their grand vision behind nodl…why they’ve made certain design decisions and what we can expect to see from them in the future. A great…
Bitcoin Spectrum with Ben Prentice BEC014
May 14, 2019 • 68 min
Today I’m joined by my friend Ben for Episode 14. We talk about the Bitcoin Spectrum put out by Unchained Capital and cover all of the major pillars that are required to get a solid grasp of why Bitcoin is so important. This is a complex topic, but we did…
No Intrinsic Value with Conner Brown BEC017
May 12, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 17 I’m joined by @_ConnerBrown_ to discuss his new piece “Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and that’s great”. Conner has some excellent insights on Bitcoin as money and why its lack of an underlying commodity is a good thing for efficient…
Bitcoin in India with Rehan Qureshi BEC016
May 5, 2019 • 57 min
Episode 16 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber is a unique episode… a little bit different than what I normally do, my friend Rehan, who lives in India, joined me to discuss Bitcoin and some of the issues he and his peers have faced with trying to bring about…
Decentralize or Die with Matt Odell BEC015
Apr 28, 2019 • 64 min
Had a chat with Matt Odell this week and did a sort of post mortem retrospective of Segwit2x and all of the implications it carried with it. This episode should be a great primer for sorting out the subtle nuances in technical design and network security…
Lightning Architecture with Alex Bosworth BEC013
Apr 13, 2019 • 62 min
Today I had the opportunity to talk with the lightning infrastructure lead for Lightning Labs, the folks who have brought us LND. Alex is a deep well of knowledge and was kind enough to answer a slew of questions I put together with some help from…
Bitcoin Journalism with Kyle Torpey BEC012
Apr 7, 2019 • 64 min
I’m joined this episode with Kyle Torpey a freelance writer for Forbes and Bitcoin Magazine who has become a notorious diamond in the rough for Bitcoin thought pieces and news coverage. I pick Kyle’s brain about the state of “crypto journalism”, how to…
Private Property with JW Weatherman BEC011
Mar 31, 2019 • 76 min
The infamous JW Weatherman returns to the Bitcoin Echo Chamber to discuss Egalitarian ideals and how they are the antithesis to Bitcoin, private property, and free markets. This episode is definitely a Do Not Miss! JW’s Twitter Mathbot 10 Hours of Bitcoin…
Nakamoto Institute with Michael Goldstein BEC010
Mar 24, 2019 • 78 min
Michael Goldstein (AKA Bitstein) cohost of the Noded Podcast and founder/president of the Nakamoto institute chats with me about his early forrays into understanding Bitcoin through the lens of an austrian libertarian thinker. We also hit on crypto…
Free Markets with Rollo Mcfloogle BEC009
Mar 17, 2019 • 61 min
Episode 9 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber…Today I’m joined by my friend Rollo Mcfloogle to talk about free markets, libertarian ideals and how the state often works to suppress the free tade. We get into Rollo’s experience with Bitcoin in some Libertarian…
Privacy Matters with Max Hillebrand BEC008
Mar 10, 2019 • 59 min
I got together with Max Hillebrand from the World Crypto Network to pick his brain on privacy and Bitcoin. We talk in depth about Wasabi wallet, how it works, why you should use it, and how important privacy is in our increasingly digital world. Max’s…
Retirement Accounts with Jeff Vandrew BEC007
Mar 3, 2019 • 51 min
Get all the info you need to know about how to tax protect your Bitcoins in a retirement account without giving up the custody of your private keys to a third party. CPA and software developer Jeff Vandrew and I talk about Bitcoin retirement, taxes, and…
Lightning Games with Lightning Koala BEC006
Feb 25, 2019 • 64 min
Lightning Koala, who quickly rose to a place of prominence in the Bitcoin community after creating the application Satoshi’s Place, and now Lightning Chess, joins me to discuss what it’s like to develop applications on top of Bitcoin’s second layer. We…
Free Speech Money with Andrew Torba BEC004
Feb 15, 2019 • 49 min
Check out today’s interview with Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba. Andrew tells us about his companies experiences of censorship while trying to bring a renewed presence of free speech to the internet. Andrew also shares his thoughts on Bitcoin as free…
Building on Bitcoin with Justin Moon BEC003
Feb 12, 2019 • 57 min
Former Fintech turned Bitcoin developer Justin Moon joins me to talk about his journey through Bitcoin and give us the run down on BUIDL bootcamp. BUIDL bootcamp is Justin’s self-built and constantly evolving coding bootcamp where he teaches you…
The Rabbit Hole With Marty Bent BEC002
Feb 5, 2019 • 74 min
Join Marty Bent and I as we get into the dark world of finance and Bitcoin’s place in a world of fake money. Marty is a co-host of the tales from the crypt podcast and also runs the Marty Bent newsletter. You can find an archive of his newsletter and sign…
Cypherpunk History with JW Weatherman BEC001
Feb 2, 2019 • 68 min
This is the first official episode of TBEC. Recorded a couple months ago, JW speaks his mind about Bitcoin and the many scams in the cryptocurrency space trying to take Bitcoin’s spotlight. We also delve into the history of the cypherpunk movement and…