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Bitcoin in Asia - Bitmain in North America with Raymond Walintukan BIA 21
Aug 10 • 36 min
Our guest this week is Raymond Walintukan, Director of Mining Operations North America for Bitmain. We talk about that responsibility, the workflow, his growth strategy, and we dive into how it works operationally and how it fits into the broader Bitmain…
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - The Time-warp Soft Fork & Bitcoin Cash’s Difficulty Adjustment Drama - NADO 5
Aug 7 • 54 min
In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Sjors explains the “time-warp attack” on Bitcon and Aaron explains the unfolding drama with the bcash difficulty adjustment. Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine Follow Aaron…
FED Watch - “Fed Insider Reveals What’s Really Going On (w/ Danielle DiMartino Booth)” - FED 18
Aug 5 • 43 min
Danielle DiMartino Booth Bio CEO & Chief Strategist, Quill Intelligence https://quillintelligence.com/ The author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America Worked at the Fed, advisor to Dallas President Richard W. Fisher…
Bitcoin in Asia - The Developing Environment for Bitcoin Businesses in South Korea BIA 20
Aug 3 • 40 min
Bitcoin in Asia - Dr Youree Lee on Bitcoin Exchange Ecosystem in Korea Including Regulatory and Tax Environment and Operating through Bitcoin Cycles BIA 20
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - What is Miniscript - NADO 4
Jul 31 • 29 min
In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors dive into Miniscript and how it makes using Bitcoin Script much easier. Helpful Links:…
FED Watch - “Inflation or Deflation” w/ Andy Edstrom- FED 17
Jul 30 • 41 min
This week, @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner have our first guest on to FED Watch, @edstromandrew. Andy is the head of institutional at Swan Bitcoin and he comes on to the show to debate Ansel on if we will experience Inflation or Deflation moving forwards.…
Bitcoin in Asia - Bobby Lee on Bitcoin Cycles and the Current Macro Environment BIA 19
Jul 28 • 46 min
Our guest this week is Bobby Lee (@bobbyclee). Bobby is a bitcoin and especially a China bitcoin OG as a cofounder and CEO of BTC China, later BTCC, China’s first bitcoin exchange, and presently the founder and CEO of Ballet (balletcrypto.com). He is…
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Breaking Down Taproot Activation Options - NADO 3
Jul 25 • 44 min
In the third episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors break down and explain the different opinions and options available for activating Taproot and potentially future softfork upgrades. Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter…
FED Watch - “Market Liquidity and the Future of Bitcoin”- FED 16
Jul 23 • 44 min
This week, @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner take a deep dive into the Feds balance sheet, discuss the latest out of Europe and hash out what could happen in the short term for Bitcoin. Topics: Review the FEDs Balance Sheet Read Lorie Logan FED speech EU…
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Explaining Taproot - NADO 2
Jul 17 • 31 min
In the second episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors break down and explain Taproot, the building blocks that make Taproot possible, and what it enables Bitcoin to do. Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine…
FED Watch - “Central Bankers New Magic Bullet”- FED 15
Jul 16 • 40 min
This week, @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner take a deep dive on Japan and China, talk recent Altcoin pumps, and discuss mining fundamentals. Topics: Digital Yen CBDC (https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/could-digital-yen-deflate-japans-deflation/) PBoC history Lack…
Bitcoin in Asia - Allocating a 6k BTC Fund of Funds with Mustafa Yilham BIA 18
Jul 14 • 39 min
Our guest this week is Mustafa Yilham, Global Business Development at China based group Bixin (Bixin.com). Mustafa manages international allocation for Bixin’s 6k BTC fund of funds as well as its mining operation development outside of China and global…
FED Watch - Savings Rates Soar- FED 14
Jul 9 • 32 min
This week ck and Ansel sit down for a big update on recent news from the FED, all things macro, and tie in where Bitcoin fits into all of it. Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us @BitcoinMagazine on Twitter. Ansel Lindner on Twitter…
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Explaining New PSBT and RBF Attacks - NADO 1
Jul 8 • 35 min
Bitcoin Magazine’s Technical editor Aaron van Wirdum teams up with Bitcoin core contributor Sjors Provoost to explain Bitcoin one episode at a time. In the debut episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors break down and explain Partially Signed…
Bitcoin in Asia - Bitcoin in Japan and Lightning in Asia With Koji BIA 17
Jul 7 • 60 min
Our guest this week is Koji Higashi, a long time bitcoiner and a sought industry expert in Japan. Koji is a founder of Koinup, and most recently he has been focused on the Lightning Network and building products with the team at Nayuta…
FED Watch - “Corporate Debt and Fake Gold”- FED 13
Jul 3 • 25 min
This week we cover the escalation in FED buying activity, fake Chinese gold, sovereign companies, flat Bitcoin and more! Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us @BitcoinMagazine on Twitter. Ansel Lindner on Twitter @AnselLindner Christian…
Bitcoin In Asia - Bitcoin Media and Editorial insights in China with Feng Liu BIA 16
Jun 30 • 45 min
Our gust this week is Feng Liu, founder and editor in chief of Chinese crypto media group ChainNews (chainnews.com). Feng was the former EIC at Bloomberg Business week in China before founding ChainNews at the end of 2017. He shares his firsthand insights…
(WTF is now FED Watch) - Breaking Down Powell’s Presentation to Congress - FED 12
Jun 25 • 24 min
This week, ck and Ansel watched Fed Chair Powell present the semiannual monetary policy report to Congress and break down the highlights. We digested 5+ hours of content and distilled it into a 25 minute show. Enjoy. Links to the entire testimony: Day…
Bitcoin in Asia - OTC Market Dynamics in Asia with Charles Yang
Jun 23 • 62 min
Our guest this week is Charles Yang, head trader at Genesis Block out of Hong Kong. Genesis Block (https://genesisblockhk.com) is a leading OTC trading center in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong and with additional physical locations in Thailand and…
Bitcoin Magazine Interview - Check Template Verify with Jeremy Rubin
Jun 22 • 55 min
Aaron van Wirdum sits down with Bitcoin Core developer Jeremy Rubin to dig into the details of Check Template Verify and the benefits it offers to the Bitcoin network. Topics: What are covenants How check template verify enables new covenants in Bitcoin.…
(WTF is now FED Watch) - The History of the “Fed Put” - FED 11
Jun 19 • 43 min
This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss the history of the Fed backing up the market and ensuring that is does not fall AKA the “Fed Put”. Topics: What is the Fed put? Define a put option Updates on Europe Corona Virus cases increasing Crisis in…
Bitcoin in Asia - This week in China w/ Molly BIA 14
Jun 18 • 21 min
Our guest this week is Mo Li (Molly), head of marketing at Hashkey Hub. We take a look at items that have been in the news coming out of China over the past week, and she shares her on the ground perspective. Topics: Covid update Mining industry trends…
Bitcoin Magazine Interview - Protecting your Bitcoins with Bruce Mack
Jun 12 • 39 min
Licensed Financial Advisor and Co-Founder of Platinum Trust Group, Bruce Mack, comes on to the podcast to educate bitcoiners on why they should leverage a specialized Trust to: eliminate your capital gains taxes LEGALLY; defer your income taxes in…
(WTF is now FED Watch) - QE Update - FED 10
Jun 11 • 42 min
This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss unemployment around the world. Topics: Update on QE Activity from the FED and the ECB Stock markets rally globally The Robinhood hood effect China distancing itself from a CBDC Bitcoin stats Bearish on China,…
Bitcoin in Asia - Large Scale Mining in Siberia with Igor Runets BIA 13
Jun 9 • 57 min
Our guest this week is Igor Runets, founder and CEO of BitRiver (bitriver.farm). We talk about his going full steam into bitcoin mining, spending some time in Beijing and then setting up operations in Siberia, the infrastructure and regulatory issues at…
(WTF is now FED Watch) - Peace and Violence - FED 9
Jun 4 • 29 min
This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss the eruption of social unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd. Topics: * Why are people angry * The financial undercurrents * Where Bitcoin fits in * What this can mean for the future
Bitcoin in Asia - Building Bitcoin Financial Services in China and Beyond w/ Flex Yang BIA12
Jun 2 • 64 min
You can find Flex on twitter @moonmanflex. Topics: - Building companies in Beijing - Starting a crypto bank by focusing on servicing miners first - Risk management as one of the largest lenders in the space - Rise of Lubian with the trend of big private…
(WTF is now FED Watch) - The Unemployment Nightmare - FED 8
May 28 • 35 min
This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss unemployment around the world. Topics: * Unemployment in America * Teasing out the active labor force participation * Unemployment globally * Cracks in China’s Power * The transition to Bitcoin You can find us…
WTF is Happening with the Fed!? - Cracks in Europe - WTF 7
May 22 • 29 min
CK and new co-host Ansel Lindner discuss the recent ruling in German courts that deemed QE activity by the European Central Bank to be illegal. Topics: German courts said ECB’s QE actions were illegal under German law EU law is supposed to trump German…
WTF in Happening with the Fed?! - Fiat Money and Intergenerational Conflict? w/ Andy Edstrom - WTF 6
May 15 • 35 min
The millennial generation has now experienced 2 major downturns. How the macro environment has helped older generations unproportionally. How Housing and Education costs are holding millennials and Gen-Xers down. How older generations will not feel the…
WTF is Happening with the Fed?! - Is this Inflation? w/ Ansel Lindner - WTF 5
Apr 24 • 48 min
WTF is Happening with the Fed!? - Is this Inflation? w/ Ansel Lindner - WTF 5 Colin Harper interview’s Ansel Lindner Bitcoiner and host of the Bitcoin and Markets podcast. Topics: The current global situation. Oil futures going negative. The difference…
WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: What is MMT? w/ Pascal Hügli. WTF-4
Apr 20 • 36 min
This week Colin sits down with Pascal Hügli, head of research at Schlossberg & Co about what is MMT. Topics: * Switzerland is not imposing harsh mandates on its people * What is Modern Monetary Theory * MMT VS Austrian Economics * Debt to infinity and…
WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: What is QE? w/ Nik Bhatia. WTF-3
Apr 10 • 36 min
Colin Harper interview’s Nik Bhatia professor at USC, bitcoiner and researcher at OpenNode & Tantra Labs. Topics: What is QE? The Fed is buying everything! The Run on Everything The difference between an economic crisis and a financial crisis. What is…
WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: Freeing up Liquidity. WTF-2
Apr 3 • 28 min
Following the COVID19 crisis the US government and specifically the Federal Reserve have been incredibly quick to action. Bitcoin Magazine brings you this special in an attempt to explain what the federal reserve is doing and how it affects you. Topics:…
WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: How We Got Here. WTF-1
Mar 27 • 38 min
Following the COVID19 crisis the US government and specifically the Federal Reserve have been incredibly quick to action. Bitcoin Magazine brings you this special in an attempt to explain what the federal reserve is doing and how it affects you. Please…
Weekly Bits #19: Quarantined
Mar 18 • 27 min
We’re all quarantined! But don’t worry, we’re still bringing you the content you need in these critical (often boring) times. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our first quarantine episode. Colin Harper fills in for Peter Chawaga and is joined by Flip — computer…
Amir Taaki on What Drives Bitcoin’s Dissident Narrative
Mar 16 • 94 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Amir Taaki, one of the first Bitcoin developers, who after years spent working with the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and helping build a democratic society, is now…
Weekly Bits #18: The Art and Culture of Bitcoin
Mar 11 • 15 min
Building on Bitcoin Magazine’s Art of Bitcoin issue, Colin and Peter discuss the grassroots history of the Bitcoin logo, the power of artistic propaganda to convert precoiners and how Bitcoin’s art world reflects the technology itself.
Yassine Elmandjra on Whether Bitcoin Should Correlate
Mar 9 • 63 min
What is Bitcoin? This question is constantly posed to us at Bitcoin Magazine. The truth is that the answer varies depending on who you ask. With the recent economic shock from the global spread of COVID19, now feels like the right time to revisit it. In…
Brian Merchant on The Darknet’s Fake Murder-For-Hire Marketplace
Mar 2 • 50 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews journalist and author, Brian Merchant, on a recent story he wrote about a darknet website that offers murder-for-hire services. Part hoax and part reality, Merchant’s investigation into this scam marketplace led…
BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 4: The Path to 100 Trillion USD (Repricing the World in Sats)
Feb 28 • 46 min
Topics: We have never seen crazy markets before As Bitcoin’s price goes up it also gets better The Magnitude of Bitcoin’s Mindshare How Hyper-Bitcoinization happens Links to Part 1-3: Part 1:…
Weekly Bits #17: The Stories of Bitcoin Revisited
Feb 26 • 22 min
From 2012 to 2014, Bitcoin Magazine produced 22 print issues covering the burgeoning technology, its budding culture and potential impact. This week, Colin and Peter revisit some of those stories with updates, reflections and new commentary.
Bitcoin’s Solvency and Security with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu & Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali
Feb 24 • 52 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith speaks with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu and Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali about how each company is going to further leverage Bitcoin in a different way to grow. Coinfloor is the U.K.’s largest Bitcoin exchange and is launching new…
BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 3: How to Think about Investing in Bitcoin
Feb 21 • 43 min
Bitcoin Magazine is proud to present BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 3: How to Think about Investing in Bitcoin. TINA stands for “There Is No Alternative” Part 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-magazine/id1459884105?i=1000464887385 Part 2:…
Weekly Bits #16: Powering Corporate Open-Source Development
Feb 19 • 24 min
As the world’s most robust open-source digital ledger, Bitcoin has encouraged several corporations to fund the development of tools that can be accessed and leveraged by anyone. In this week’s episode, Colin and Peter discuss this intersection of…
Paxful’s Ray Youssef on How Bitcoin Unlocks Social Good
Feb 17 • 49 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews the CEO of Paxful, Ray Youssef, about how his peer-to-peer exchange has enabled a new economy of currency exchange and payments all through the use of Bitcoin. Additionally, Dave asks Ray about his philosophy and…
BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 2: How to value Bitcoin and think about “SoV”.
Feb 13 • 50 min
Bitcoin Magazine is proud to present BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 2: How to value Bitcoin and think about “Store of Value”. Topics: Why do you want to buy Bitcoin right now? Risk is not the same as volatility. Money is the rightful owner of Store of Value…
Weekly Bits #15: Assessing Bitcoin As A Tool For Philanthropy
Feb 12 • 24 min
In this week’s episode, Colin and Peter evaluate Bitcoin’s history as a technology that enables charitable giving. They discuss its effectiveness in response to natural disasters, the Bitcoin community’s self-interested benevolence and the blockchain’s…
Matt Odell on Educating Bitcoiners
Feb 10 • 52 min
Bitcoin is a tool for financial freedom, but not everyone who buys it understands that this means it also comes with more individual responsibility. In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Matt Odell, an active privacy advocate and educator in the…
BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 1
Feb 7 • 40 min
Bitcoin Magazine is incredibly excited to present the first of a four part series discussing Bitcoin and how it is interacting with the world from the perspective of BitcoinTina. Part 1 focuses on understanding money, exponential technologies, and how the…
Weekly Bits #14: Imagining The Bitcoin Citadel Future
Feb 5 • 21 min
Maybe you’ve seen the memes: Bitcoiners are fantasizing about fortresses fit for complete self-sufficiency and impregnable bag protection. But what really goes into the perfect personal Bitcoin citadel? And what does it mean to imagine a future in which…
Lebanon’s Financial Crisis & Bitcoin (Part 2): Bitcoin’s Volatility As Stability
Feb 3 • 50 min
In this two-part series, Dave Hollerith interviews members of Lebanon’s diaspora migrant population to understand the country’s current financial crisis and why Bitcoin is both an important asset for mitigating its risks as well as how it could play a…
Weekly Bits #13: How Do Bitcoiners Maintain Privacy In The Age Of Government Blockchain Analysis?
Jan 29 • 26 min
In this week’s episode, Peter is joined by Bitcoin Magazine staff writer Vlad Costea to discuss the latest cover story, “Maintaining Transaction Privacy in the Age of Government Analysis.” The pair went over some Bitcoin privacy best practices, considered…
Lebanon’s Financial Crisis & Bitcoin (Part 1): A Central Bank Ponzi Scheme
Jan 27 • 51 min
In this two-part series, Dave Hollerith interviews members of Lebanon’s diaspora to understand the country’s current financial crisis and why Bitcoin is both an important asset for mitigating its risks as well as how it could play a roll in helping those…
Weekly Bits #12: What The Fed’s Repo Market Pump Means For Bitcoin
Jan 22 • 21 min
On this episode, Colin and Peter discuss Bitcoin Magazine’s cover story about the Fed’s actions and what they tell us about our financial system. If this reminds anyone of the climate before The Great Recession, then Bitcoin could be a solution.
Mr. Pseu on Seeking A Bitcoin Education
Jan 20 • 48 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with A Boy Named Pseu (Phil Gibson). He is a libertarian writer and podcaster who recently wrote a Medium post, “Bitcoin Is Dead.” In it, he argues why Bitcoin’s growth stands out as uniquely different from how it has…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #12: Debating a Circular Bitcoin Economy and BTC Mining Deep Dive
Jan 18 • 48 min
Today, Colin sits down with Cassie Clifton and Christian Keroles, two of BTC Inc.’s content creators and conference organizers, to talk about the recent Dan Held v Ragnar twitter debate about the virtues of hodling versus creating a circular economy.…
Weekly Bits #11: On the Coast of El Salvador, Bitcoin Is Becoming the Standard
Jan 15 • 24 min
Two coastal villages in El Salvador are living out the dream that many Bitcoiners envision: a circular bitcoin economy for those who have been ignored by the traditional banking system. On this episode of Weekly Bits, Peter is joined by staff writer Colin…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #11: Bitcoin Aesthetics and Conference Design
Jan 10 • 35 min
Today, Colin sits down with Tommy Marchesci and Pat Riley, two of BTC Inc.’s designers, to talk about their methodology, philosophy and vision for the art behind the Bitcoin 2020 conference and Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the episode on Bitcoin Magazine’s…
Weekly Bits #10: Bitcoin’s Potential 2020 Protocol Upgrades With Aaron van Wirdum
Jan 8 • 18 min
Bitcoin’s underlying consensus layer has gone two years without a hard or soft fork change — its longest such streak in history. On this episode of Weekly Bits, Peter Chawaga is joined by Bitcoin Magazine Technical Editor Aaron van Wirdum to discuss his…
Kiara Bickers on Clarifying Bitcoin
Jan 8 • 58 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Kiara Bickers, author of Bitcoin Clarity: A Guide To Understanding Bitcoin. Bitcoin Clarity is different from other Bitcoin guides because it takes uses “systems thinking” by explaining how and why each part of…
Trace Mayer on Monetary Sovereignty and Proof of Keys
Dec 24, 2019 • 50 min
Bitcoin is an instrument that is specifically designed to resist the inflationary urges of monetary politics, and its qualities empower individuals to become sovereign. In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine’s Vlad Costea interviews long-time Bitcoiner Trace…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #10: River Financial
Dec 20, 2019 • 29 min
Colin and Christian are joined by Andrew Yang (no, not that one) of River Financial to discuss how the newly launched bitcoin exchange plans offer a clean, buttoned-up onramp for newcomers and old-coiners alike—and why they’re opting to focus solely on…
Weekly Bits #9: The Open-Source Mission of BTCPay Server
Dec 17, 2019 • 19 min
The best of Bitcoin tends to come from projects that leave wealth accumulation and personal agendas aside to focus on building on behalf of the community. For an example, look no further than open-source payment portal BTCPay Server. In this episode of…
Guy Swann on Curating The Best Bitcoin Writing
Dec 16, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Guy Swann, host of the Cryptoconomy podcast. Guy’s show has become a staple in the Bitcoin community for curating and recording some of the best long-form articles about Bitcoin. Dave and Guy discuss Guy’s…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #9: Mining, (Mis)use and Media
Dec 13, 2019 • 51 min
In this week’s episode, Colin, Christian, Brandon and Michael discuss the current state of mining as we approach the new year, a provocative op-ed on the crypto’s utility and the role of journalism in the space.
Philip Gradwell on the Economic Data Behind Blockchain Analysis
Dec 10, 2019 • 41 min
After what appears to be a successful year of growth, Chainalysis cut 20 percent of its workforce back in November. Today I’ve got an interview with Philip Gradwell, he’s the Chief Economist at Chainalysis. We talk about what exactly is gleaned from…
Weekly Bits #8: The Decentralization of Bitcoin Mining
Dec 10, 2019 • 20 min
The bitcoin mining industry has always been dominated by China, but a growing trend of operations opening up in North America raises interesting questions about the decentralization of the practice. Listen to this week’s episode as Cassie Clifton, host of…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #8: Political Gambits and Lightning Strikes Bitfinex
Dec 6, 2019 • 57 min
Colin, Michael and Brandon gauge the ethical and political ramifications of Virgil Griffith’s talk at the Pyongyang blockchain conference—with a surprise drop in by BTC Inc’s CEO, David Bailey, on why his arrest sets a dangerous precedent for anyone…
Weekly Bits #7: The Gift of Bitcoin Giving
Dec 4, 2019 • 24 min
To celebrate the holiday season, this episode of the Weekly Bits podcast covers two programs focused on accelerating bitcoin-based giving. Peter is joined by Bitcoin Magazine associate editor Colin Harper to discuss two of his recent stories — the first…
Bruce Fenton on the Bitcoin Foundation, Satoshi Roundtable and Scaling
Dec 2, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine staff writer, Vlad Costea, interviews Bruce Fenton, CEO of Chainstone Labs and Satoshi Roundtable. Longtime Bitcoin advocate Bruce Fenton discusses his early days in Bitcoin, scaling debates, the pros and pitfalls of a…
Catherine Coley on Launching and Operating Binance.US
Nov 25, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Dave interviews Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance.US. Coley explains how Binance.US happened, what it has been like to face competitive and regulatory hurdles launching a cryptocurrency exchange and what stage Binance.US is at now coming to…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #7: Sats for Chats and the Ethics of Hacktivism
Nov 22, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode of Bitcoin Magazine Happy Hour, Colin, Michael and Brandon look into the Lightning Network’s potential as a messaging application, and they weigh the ethics of hactivist Phineas Fisher offering a $100k bitcoin bounty for information…
Weekly Bits #6: Reviewing Bitcoin’s Best Hardware Wallets
Nov 20, 2019 • 37 min
As any good Bitcoiner knows, your BTC is only as safe as your private keys. So, to learn more about the different hardware wallet options out there, Weekly Bits host Peter Chawaga interviews Bitcoin Magazine reporter Vlad Costea about his recent series…
Mati Greenspan on The Motion in Bitcoin Markets
Nov 18, 2019 • 31 min
Mati Greenspan, the guest on today’s show, comes to Bitcoin as a financial asset trader and portfolio manager. Until recently, Mati was the senior market Analyst for Etoro. That means his thought process comes purely from a trading perspective. And, while…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #6: Starlink and the Marsian Case for Bitcoin
Nov 15, 2019 • 43 min
Joined by BTC Media CEO David Bailey, Brandon, Cass, and Dave discuss Icelandic Bitcoin heists, the Unknown Fund and what SpaceX’s Starlink could mean for Bitcoin on Mars. Follow us on Twitter! @bitcoinmagazine @DavidFBailey @DsHollers @Brandon_D_Green…
Derek Muhney on the Use Case for Bitcoin ATMS
Nov 13, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, Derek Muhney, Director of Marketing and National Sales at Coinsource, joins to discuss the use case for Bitcoin ATMs. During our conversation, Derek talks through all the general value and use cases for Bitcoin ATMs such as convenience…
Weekly Bits #5: Bitcoin Merch, Video Reviews and the Art of Filming Crypto
Nov 12, 2019 • 19 min
Bitcoin Magazine’s resident video and audio producer Grahm Petersen joins Peter Chawaga on the latest episode of Weekly Bits to offer some perspective on the Bitcoin merch industry, what it’s like to film technical product reviews and increasing adoption…
Alex Gladstein on Blockchain and Tyranny Vs. Bitcoin and Freedom
Nov 11, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Dave talks with Alex Gladstein about the recent news that China and President Xi Jinping, have publicly expressed admiration for blockchain technology. This news spiked the Bitcoin price at the beginning of November, but Gladstein is…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #5: Moby Dick and Bitcoin Dogma
Nov 8, 2019 • 46 min
Colin, Michael, Cass and Brandon dissect the lone whale market manipulation FUD, discuss the global bitcoin mining market and dive into Tuur Demeester’s Bitcoin Reformation article.
Weekly Bits #4: Living on Bitcoin in Europe
Nov 6, 2019 • 21 min
Bitcoin adoption may be growing every day, but it’s still a challenge to live every day exclusively using BTC. On this episode, Peter Chawaga asks Colin Harper about his recent trip to Europe where he did just that, paying for everything from food to…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #4: Tony Hawk, Bitcoin in Asia and The Next Bull Market
Nov 1, 2019 • 45 min
Tony Hawk is coming to Bitcoin2020! This week, the guys discuss getting Tony to Bitcoin 2020, the upcoming launch of the podcast series “Bitcoin in Asia” and what’s going to drive the next bull market to the moon. Sit back, have a drink with us, and…
Tom Bachar on PEI, The Bitcoin Rewards App
Nov 1, 2019 • 36 min
People will always need banking, but now, more than ever, we’re beginning to see that people don’t necessarily need banks. Emerging apps such as PEI offer consumers opportunities to grow their finances outside of credit card companies. In this episode,…
Weekly Bits #3: The WTV Takedown and How Darknet Markets Rely on Bitcoin
Oct 30, 2019 • 23 min
In this Bitcoin Magazine Weekly Bits podcast episode, editor Peter Chawaga and content creator David Hollerith add broader context to the takedown of darknet marketplace WTV, talking about the wider darknet reliance on bitcoin, the challenges of writing…
Inside the Darknet Market Seizure Made Possible by Bitcoin
Oct 24, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Dave interviews Jonathan Levin, Chief Strategy Officer at Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis firm that helped investigators take down the largest darknet market for child exploitation content in the world.
Bitcoin Happy Hour #3: Lightning Conference Recap
Oct 22, 2019 • 37 min
Bitcoin Magazine writers Vlad Costea, Colin Harper and Aaron van Wirdum converge on the Berlin Lightning Conference and talk about their takeaways, favorite moments, and the latest innovations coming to Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.
Weekly Bits #2: Signet and Bitcoin as a Savings Technology
Oct 21, 2019 • 30 min
In this week’s episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Weekly Bits podcast, editors Peter Chawaga and Christie Harkin discuss the evolution of bitcoiners in recent years, a proposed sandbox platform for easier Bitcoin development and growing services that offer…
Weekly Bits #1: Gab, QuadrigaCX and the new Crypto Tax
Oct 15, 2019 • 28 min
Introducing Bitcoin Magazine’s Weekly Bits, a podcast that details the most impactful stories coming through our newsroom. Taking a closer look at the background and fact-finding of their coverage, editors and reporters discuss the regulatory, cultural…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #2: IRS Guidance, Trouble w/ ETH, & Gab
Oct 11, 2019 • 63 min
Wind down your work week with the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast Happy Hour, where members of the Bitcoin Magazine team digest the week’s top news with easy conversation and local brews. On this episode, Colin, Taiberg, Brandon and Dave take a look at the IRS’…
Agatha Bacelar on Why Bitcoin and the Blockchain Will Be Agents for Social Change
Oct 10, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith and Colin Harper talk with Agatha Bacelar. Bacelar is challenging long-time juggernaut, Nancy Pelosi, for California’s District 12 congressional seat in the next election cycle. Bacelar is a 27-year old Brazilian American…
Bitcoin Happy Hour #1: Bakkt, Crypto Ratings, EOS & Block.One
Oct 8, 2019 • 40 min
Introducing the Bitcoin Happy Hour, where Bitcoin Magazine staff members digest the week’s top news in crypto with easy uncensored conversation and local brews. In this pilot episode, Colin, Christian, Cass and Michael take a look at Bakkt’s first week in…
Bitcoin Schmitcoin on Analyzing the Bitcoin Price and What A Healthy Market Looks Like
Oct 8, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Nathan Hadley a.k.a. Bitcoin Schmitcoin, to hear what it’s like to be a Bitcoin price analyst. Nathan discusses how he uses technical analysis to gauge the Bitcoin price, why it works better than fundamental…
Aleksandar Svetski On Why Bitcoin Is the Ultimate Contrarian’s Bet
Sep 26, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine catches up with Aleksandar Svetski, CEO of the Bitcoin company, Amber. Aleksandar argues why now more than ever, Bitcoin not Blockchain is the best direction for the crypto industry to grow. He also considers himself a…
Francis Pouliot on Joining Liquid Network, Bitcoin Privacy and Scalability
Sep 19, 2019 • 27 min
On the first day of the 2019 Baltic Honeybadger conference, prominent bitcoiner and Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot spoke with Bitcoin Magazine just a few hours after Bull Bitcoin announced it would be joining Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain federation.
Creating the Animated Series Bitcoin & Friends with Robert Allen
Sep 12, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode, the guys talk about some of the bigger stories in the Bitcoin Magazine headlines then interview Robert Allen, executive producer of the animated adult web series, Bitcoin & Friends. They talk about some of the references behind the…
Energy Companies Are Missing Out On Bitcoin Mining
Sep 6, 2019 • 62 min
Welcome to the first ever Bitcoin Magazine Podcast’s “Wingin’ It”, a light, off-the-cuff, sometimes humorous approach to all things happening around bitcoin and more importantly, everything else.
Dr. Maxim Orlovsky on Storm and Bitcoin
Aug 30, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine staff writer, Vlad Costea talks with Dr Maxim Orlovsky, a neuroscientist turned Bitcoin researcher, engineer and entrepreneur, whose has published the concept for a new 2nd layer Bitcoin Protocol called Storm.
A Conversation with Crypto.com and Salt Lending from Bitcoin 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 39 min
Bitcoin is the best performing asset in the last ten years, but behind the price, there’s a lot going on. In this episode, we cover the top news stories over the past two weeks then feature two interviews from the Bitcoin 2019 conference. The first is…
Coffee, Crypto and the Hodling Merchant’s Perspective
Aug 14, 2019 • 30 min
Today’s guest is Denet Lewis, owner of Beans N Barbels, who accepted bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at his coffee kiosk at the Bitcoin 2019 conference. Lewis helps paint a picture of the pros and cons of accepting bitcoin as a small business owner and…
Alex Gladstein and the Moral Case for Lightning
Aug 7, 2019 • 59 min
In an increasingly cashless society, our everyday payments are being tracked and monitored by third parties in an attempt to learn our habits so they can advertise to us more effectively. Tracking our shopping habits to market to us might not be that…