Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

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Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The ‘rapid-fire’ episodes give you some concise info and insights, the ‘further discussion’ episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest. Hey hey hey, stack sats everyday:)


Mauricio & Adam: Venezuela, Bitcoin and Ledn.io
Nov 1 • 115 min
Mauricio Di Bartolomeo and Adam Reeds are the co-founders of Ledn.io, a Canadian-based financial services firm that currently offers bitcoin savings accounts and bitcoin-backed loans. Mauricio is also originally from Venezuela, and I recently heard him…
Brady, Citizen Bitcoin: Journeying Towards a Bitcoin Future
Oct 30 • 76 min
Brady is the host and creator of Citizen Bitcoin, which in my opinion is one of the best podcasts in the bitcoin space. He has a very accessible style, is very well informed, and is always able to extract great insights from some of the top experts and…
Rapid-Fire: Brady, Citizen Bitcoin Podcast
Oct 30 • 24 min
Brady is the host and creator of Citizen Bitcoin, which in my opinion is one of the best podcasts in the bitcoin space. He has a very accessible style, is very well informed, and is always able to extract great insights from some of the top experts and…
Rapid-Fire: Young Nik
Oct 28 • 23 min
I came across Nik (@nikcantmine) on twitter and just loved his attitude and approach to bitcoin. I then somehow found out that he was only 20 years old (he probably referenced school or something), and I thought it would be interesting to pick his brain…
Young Nik: 20 Years Old, Staying Humble, Stacking Sats
Oct 28 • 50 min
I came across Nik (@nikcantmine) on twitter and just loved his attitude and approach to bitcoin. I then somehow found out that he was only 20 years old (he probably referenced school or something), and I thought it would be interesting to pick his brain…
Rapid-Fire: Jean Amiouny, Shakepay
Oct 26 • 27 min
In this interview I speak with Jean Amiouny, Co-Founder and CEO of Canadian bitcoin wallet/exchange, Shakepay. I came across Shakepay, tried it out, and was blown away by how easy and fast it was to fund, buy bitcoin, and withdraw. As a result, I thought…
Jean Amiouny, Shakepay: The Easiest Way to Buy Bitcoin in Canada
Oct 26 • 47 min
In this interview I speak with Jean Amiouny, Co-Founder and CEO of Canadian bitcoin wallet/exchange, Shakepay. I came across Shakepay, tried it out, and was blown away by how easy and fast it was to fund, buy bitcoin, and withdraw to cold storage. As a…
Rapid-Fire: Ben Prentice
Oct 23 • 12 min
Ben Prentice is the co-creator of the website WTFhappenedin1971.com, which is a simple, one page website, which showcases a variety of graphical data, that reveal 1971 to be a pivotal year in many different domains. This begs the question, why? We explore…
Ben Prentice: WTF Happened in 1971?
Oct 23 • 84 min
Ben Prentice is the co-creator of the website WTFhappenedin1971.com, which is a simple, one page website, which showcases a variety of graphical data, that reveal 1971 to be a pivotal year in many different domains. This begs the question, why? We explore…
Vortex: Bitcoin Broadcaster, Educator & Hyper-Bull
Oct 21 • 66 min
Vortex is an OG bitcoiner, host/creator of the ‘Crypto Cast Network’, and a very passionate, articulate and vocal supporter of bitcoin. For these reasons, I thought it would be fun to sit down for a jam. Enjoy! More from Vortex: TWITTER:…
Rapid-Fire: Robert Breedlove
Oct 17 • 17 min
Robert Breedlove is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a digital asset hedge fund and digital securities advisory firm. He also writes about Bitcoin, and has some AMAZING articles on his Medium page which address some of bitcoin’s most…
Robert Breedlove: Why Bitcoin is Important
Oct 17 • 64 min
Robert Breedlove is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a digital asset hedge fund and digital securities advisory firm. He also writes about Bitcoin, and has some AMAZING articles on his Medium page which address some of bitcoin’s most…
Further Discussion: Stephan Livera
Oct 14 • 69 min
Stephan Livera is the host of the popular ‘Stephan Livera Podcast’ and a highly-regarded educator in the bitcoin space. He’s interviewed some of the top people in the industry, and has recently transitioned to working on bitcoin full-time. I thought it…
Stephan Livera: All-In On Bitcoin Education
Oct 14 • 11 min
Stephan Livera is the host of the popular ‘Stephan Livera Podcast’ and a highly-regarded educator in the bitcoin space. He’s interviewed some of the top people in the industry, and has recently transitioned to working on bitcoin full-time. I thought it…
Eric Voskuil: Money, The State, and the Future of Bitcoin
Oct 11 • 203 min
Eric Voskuil is the lead developer on Libbitcoin, a prolific writer on Austrian Economics and what he calls the ‘Principles of Cryptodynamics’, former Navy fighter pilot, world traveller and highly regarded voice amongst many bitcoiners. After hearing…
Further Discussion: Rui Gomes
Oct 8 • 68 min
Rui Gomes is the lead software engineer at OpenNode, a bitcoin payment processor with lightning integration. Flexible and easy-to-use payment processors are essential for growing the bitcoin economy, and bringing traditional businesses into the space.…
Rui Gomes: OpenNode and Lightning Payments
Oct 8 • 21 min
Rui Gomes is the lead software engineer at OpenNode, a bitcoin payment processor with lightning integration. Flexible and easy-to-use payment processors are essential for growing the bitcoin economy, and bringing traditional businesses into the space.…
Further Discussion: Hass McCook
Oct 7 • 79 min
Hass McCook is a civil engineer who has become a valuable resource in bringing clarity to the issue of Bitcoin’s impact on the environment. This issue is often misrepresented in the mainstream media, so it is very important that objective analysis is use…
Hass McCook: Energy, The Environment, and Exaltation
Oct 7 • 15 min
Hass McCook is a civil engineer who has become a valuable resource in bringing clarity to the issue of Bitcoin’s impact on the environment. This issue is often misrepresented in the mainstream media, so it is very important that objective analysis is use…
Further Discussion: Bitcoin Sign Guy
Oct 5 • 56 min
‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ became famous for holding up a notepad with ‘Buy Bitcoin’ scribbled on it, directly behind then Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, during a congressional hearing. Of course, this was loved by bitcoiners the world over, and…
Bitcoin Sign Guy: The man, the myth, the meme
Oct 5 • 58 min
‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ became famous for holding up a notepad with ‘Buy Bitcoin’ scribbled on it, directly behind then Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, during a congressional hearing. Of course, this was loved by bitcoiners the world over, and…
Dr Shawn Baker MD: The Carnivore Diet
Oct 2 • 96 min
Dr. Shawn Baker is a bad motherfucker. Orthopedic surgeon, Air Force vet, World Record holder, Strongman Champion, and most recently, outspoken advocate of a diet based primarily on red meat, also known as ‘The Carnivore Diet’, which also happens to be…
Further Discussion: Pavlenex
Oct 1 • 64 min
Pavlenex is the man behind the great how-to videos and documentation helping us all learn how to use the amazing, free, private, censorship-resistant, open-source payment processing project, BTCPay Server. I wanted to speak with Pavlenex to learn more…
Pavlenex: BTCPay Server Contributor
Oct 1 • 23 min
Pavlenex is the man behind the great how-to videos and documentation helping us all learn how to use the amazing, free, private, censorship-resistant, open-source payment processing project, BTCPay Server. I wanted to speak with Pavlenex to learn more…
Further Discussion: Yan Pritzker
Sep 27 • 87 min
Yan Pritzker represents another classic case of someone who has re-directed their entire career as a result of catching the bitcoin bug. Specifically, Yan left his position as co-founder and CTO of reverb.com, the popular open marketplace for music…
Yan Pritzker: Inventing Bitcoin (Book)
Sep 27 • 27 min
Yan Pritzker represents another classic case of someone who has re-directed their entire career as a result of catching the bitcoin bug. Specifically, Yan left his position as co-founder and CTO of reverb.com, the popular open marketplace for music…
Further Discussion: Brandon Quittem
Sep 24 • 68 min
Brandon Quittem is the author of a series of articles on Medium that has grabbed the attention and expanded the perspective of bitcoiners everywhere. In his 4-part series, Brandon explores the similarities shared between bitcoin and mycelium (the…
Brandon Quittem: Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism
Sep 24 • 18 min
Brandon Quittem is the author of a series of articles on Medium that has grabbed the attention and expanded the perspective of bitcoiners everywhere. In his 4-part series, Brandon explores the similarities shared between bitcoin and mycelium (the…
Further Discussion: Ragnar Lifthrasir
Sep 23 • 70 min
Ragnar Lifthrasir is the Co-Founder and CEO of gunsnbitcoin.com, and an outspoken advocate of the responsible ownership of firearms. I’ve noticed that my perspective on guns has changed quite a lot over the past decade or so, and obviously it is a…
Ragnar Lifthrasir: Guns N’ Bitcoin
Sep 23 • 14 min
Ragnar Lifthrasir is the Co-Founder and CEO of gunsnbitcoin.com, and an outspoken advocate of the responsible ownership of firearms. I’ve noticed that my perspective on guns has changed quite a lot over the past decade or so, and obviously it is a…
Further Discussion: Guy Swann
Sep 16 • 86 min
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind ‘The Cryptoconomy’ podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all…
Guy Swann: The Audible of Bitcoin
Sep 16 • 35 min
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind ‘The Cryptoconomy’ podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all…
Further Discussion: Aleks Svetski
Sep 12 • 77 min
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of amber, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a vocal…
Aleks Svetski: Don’t Invest in Bitcoin, ‘Collect’ Bitcoin
Sep 12 • 24 min
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of getamber.io, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a…
Further Discussion: Marty Bent
Sep 10 • 65 min
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter ‘Marty’s Bent’, as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, ‘Tales from the Crypt’. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of…
Marty Bent: Tales from the Crypt
Sep 10 • 34 min
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter ‘Marty’s Bent’, as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, ‘Tales from the Crypt’. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of…
Further Discussion: Gigi
Sep 4 • 86 min
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn’t go so well, lol. It’s worst at the beginning.** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked…
Gigi: Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole
Sep 4 • 23 min
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn’t go so well, lol. It’s worst at the beginning** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked him…
Dictation: Bitcoin & Fire - Forces of Nature
Sep 2 • 8 min
I was wroking on my computer the other day and somehow started thinking about the similarities between the emergence of fire, and the emergence of bitcoin. I started writing and later that day published it to Medium. I then thought, why restrict it to…
Further Discussion: Matt Odell
Aug 31 • 73 min
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his ‘Rabbit Hole Recap’ episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin…
Matt Odell: Stay Humble, Stack Sats
Aug 31 • 10 min
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his ‘Rabbit Hole Recap’ episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin…
From the Archive: Bobby Lee (2015)
Aug 30 • 86 min
I thought it would be fun to publish some of the bitcoin interviews I conducted prior to launching the new podcast. This was my very first one, done with Bobby Lee in Shanghai in the fall of 2015. At the time Bobby was the CEO and Co-Founder of BTC China…
Further Discussion: Alex Adelman, lolli
Aug 23 • 60 min
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve…
Alex Adelman, lolli: Get Free Bitcoin When You Shop!
Aug 23 • 27 min
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve…
Further Discussion: Raoul Pal
Aug 16 • 57 min
Before the rapid-fire portion of our conversation, I asked Raoul to elaborate on a recent thread on Twitter in which he made his case that the probability was high that the world was on the precipice of a substantial recession. We also had a more general…
Raoul Pal, Macro Investor: Global Markets on the Edge, the Bitcoin Hedge, and the ‘Netflix of Finance’
Aug 15 • 25 min
Raoul Pal is a former hedge fund manager, the publisher of the Global Macro Investor (a macro-economic and investment strategy research service), and the co-founder and CEO of Real Vision, which he describes as the ‘Netflix of Finance’ (Long-form…
Further Discussion: American Hodl
Aug 14 • 88 min
Prior to the rapid-fire segment, we spoke for about 90 minutes on a variety of subjects, and shared our respective stories on how we originally came to Bitcoin. As it turns out, they were EXACTLY the same. (Hint: It involves DMT). He has an amazing…
American Hodl: Bitcoin Twitter Gangster and Relentless Stacker of Sats
Aug 14 • 22 min
American Hodl is the pseudonym for a guy on ‘Bitcoin Twitter’ (people on twitter that pretty much only tweet about Bitcoin). I came across his tweets somehow, and just kinda liked how he got down, so I asked him if he wanted to record a chat. He agreed,…
Further Discussion: Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions)
Aug 14 • 12 min
After the ‘rapid-fire’ portion of the show, Ben and I had a short discussion about his work, how he got started and what it was like being a content creator / educator in the Bitcoin space. Check him out: WEBSITE: https://www.btcsessions.ca/ TWITTER:…
Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions): Bitcoin Educator
Aug 14 • 69 min
Via his popular YouTube Channel, Ben provides a ton of great information on many facets of Bitcoin, including best practices for buying and securing it, industry news and commentary, and some of the deeper philosophical considerations around Bitcoin.…