Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

anchor.fm/john-vallis
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:)


GROKKING BITCOIN w/ Author Kalle Rosenbaum
Oct 18 • 54 min
‘Grokking Bitcoin’ is a fantastic book for gaining a deep understanding of how bitcoin works ‘under the hood’. Author Kalle Rosenbaum joins me to discuss his motivations for writing this great educational work, and how learning about bitcoin has…
KATIE ANANINA - Bitcoin, Anarchy, Flag Theory, Selling Islands and Being a Badass
Oct 16 • 71 min
Katie Ananina is a globe-trotting, crypto-anarchist, entrepreneur, bitcoiner and all around badass. She joined me to discuss her story, and some of the tools available to people for establishing greater sovereignty in their lives. More from Katie:…
CoboVault Creator Lixin Liu
Oct 13 • 65 min
Lixin Liu is the creator of a great new bitcoin hardware wallet, the CoboVault. This wallet employs industry firsts including true QR code airgapping, as well as fingerprint authentication, a detachable battery, touchscreen interface and many more…
BITCOINERS IN THE WILD w/ Tyler Campbell
Oct 9 • 74 min
‘Bitcoiners in the Wild’ is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a series where I record live conversations with relatively ‘unknown’ bitcoiners, who have reached out to me saying they’d be interested in coming on for a general discussion about bitcoin and…
BITCOIN IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE LEGACY ENERGY INDUSTRY with Steve Barbour and Marty Bent
Oct 5 • 76 min
Even though bitcoin has been around for over 11 years now, we are just beginning to discover how to leverage its unique attributes to solve existing problems, and create new oportunities. Though most people think of bitcoin’s impact on money and finance,…
THE TOOLS AND PHILOSOPHY OF A SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL w/ Max Hillebrand
Sep 30 • 111 min
Max Hilleband is a writer, educator, philosopher, and free and open source software entrepreneur, contributing greatly to the Wasabi Wallet project. He is also part of the organizing team for the 7th Annual ‘Hackers Congress’ by Paralelini Polis, taking…
BITCOIN HANG w/ Robert Breedlove, Erik Cason, and American Hodl
Sep 27 • 144 min
This episode isn’t about anything in particular. I basically just wanted to hang with some of my favourite ‘deep thinking’ bitcoin homies, and touch on some of the topics we’ve been throwing around lately. That’s it really, enjoy! — More from Robert…
TO MULTI-SIG OR NOT w/ Phil Geiger and Ben Carman
Sep 24 • 68 min
Bitcoin security is one of the most important things to learn about when entering this space. It also requires constant refinement, as new technologies and methods are developed for providing more robust and functional solutions. Multi-Sig is one such…
MICROSTRATEGY NEWS, ACCELERATED TIMELINES, & WHAT COMES NEXT W/ PRESTON PYSH
Sep 19 • 98 min
Preston Pysh is the co-founder of ‘The Investor’s Podcast’ network, the co-host of the ‘We Study Billionaires’ podcast, and for most bitcoiners, requires no introduction. He has become known as an astute, articulate, and insightful commentator on…
BITCOIN MEME MASTERS w/ 21ism Bitcoin Art Collective
Sep 16 • 86 min
21ism is a bitcoin art collective, expressing various elements of this emerging global culture. With members in several parts of the world, they use various forms of art, such as memes, comics, videos and more, to bring attention to the many elements and…
DEVELOPER IN FOCUS: Must everyone agree on ‘what bitcoin is’? w/ Jeremy Rubin
Sep 14 • 103 min
Jeremy Rubin is a contributor to the Bitcoin Core software project, among other projects and initiatives in the technology space. I’m extremely fascinated by the people who contribute to improving the technology that underpins bitcoin - how they think…
THE CARNIVORE DIET EXPLAINED w/ Dr. Paul Saladino, MD
Sep 11 • 93 min
Dr. Paul Saladino is THE leading expert on what has become known as ‘The Carnivore Diet’. His extensive research, and clinical experience, have led him to the conclusion that a diet composed of almost exclusively ‘nose-to-tail’, properly raised animal…
TALKING INFLATION WITH BITCOINERS IN IRAN, TURKEY, LEBANON & ARGENTINA
Sep 10 • 101 min
Many countries around the world have experienced substantial levels of inflation in recent years, with some of the most notable being Argentina, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey. To those of us with relatively ‘stable’ inflation (note: inflation is theft), we may…
CORPORATIONS BUYING BITCOIN w/ Christopher Gimmer
Sep 7 • 66 min
Christopher Gimmer is the co-founder of Snappa, a software company that simplifies graphic design. Chris released a blog post recently, explaining why his company made the decision to add bitcoin to their balance sheet, by converting a large portion of…
Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset w/ Bitcoin Magazine, Tahinis Restaurant & Float Toronto
Sep 4 • 108 min
MicroStrategy, a publicly listed company with a market cap over $1billion, made waves in August by purchasing $250million dollars worth of bitcoin, an amount representing the vast majority of their ‘reserve assets’. This was a major move, that surprised…
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #3 - Masters and Slaves of Money
Aug 26 • 119 min
This week for the Bitcoiner Book Club, we decided to discuss a phenomenal article by Robert Breedlove entitled, ‘Masters and Slaves of Money’. Robert has emerged as one of the most thoughtful and compelling writers in the bitcoin space, and this piece was…
BITCOIN, POLITICS AND PODCASTING w/ Rodolfo Novak
Aug 20 • 88 min
Rodolfo Novak is the Co-Founder and CEO of Coinkite, the company behind such uber-popular bitcoin hardware products like the Coldcard, OpenDime, BlockClock and several other bad-ass pieces of hardware that allow users to engage in bitcoin safely and…
BITCOIN: INDEPENDENCE REIMAGINED w/ Knut Svanholm
Aug 18 • 117 min
Knut Svanholm is the author of the recently published book ‘Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined’, as well as the book ‘Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics’. Knut has been on the show once before, but having just finished his new book, I thought it would…
BECOMING A BITCOIN CORE DEVELOPER w/ Amiti Uttarwar
Aug 14 • 75 min
One of the most common questions with Bitcoin is ‘Ya but who controls the code?’. While the full answer is somewhat complex, the simple answer is that many talented individuals, all over the globe, contribute to the ongoing development of the Bitcoin…
ALEX LEISHMAN: Building a Bitcoin Bank
Aug 9 • 66 min
Alex Leishman is the Co-Founder and CEO of River Financial, a company that helps people acquire bitcoin and has aspirations to offer a wide range of bitcoin-native financial services as the ecosystem develops. I invited Alex on to discuss his journey to…
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #2 - The Bitcoin Standard
Aug 7 • 107 min
The Bitcoiner Book club is an opportunity for some thoughtful bitcoiners to come together to discuss and share insights from some of the books which most shaped or impacted our thinking on economics, money, bitcoin, history, politics and more. The…
BITCOIN AND SCARCITY: A MEDITATION w/ Reed Womack
Aug 4 • 73 min
Reed Wommack is the Head of Customer Support at Swan Bitcoin, and recently published an interesting piece entitled ‘Accepting Scarcity: A Bitcoin Meditation’. He hit me up on twitter and said “Hey man, I’d like to come on and discuss Bitcoin and…
BITCOIN AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE w/ Dr. Mark Stephany
Jul 29 • 77 min
On any given night, when I have the time and inclination, I post an invite on twitter for a discussion about bitcoin. I tell anyone who is interested to DM me. I pick the first DM that comes in, and 5 minutes later we are on a livestream talking about…
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #1 - The Sovereign Individual
Jul 24 • 112 min
In this first episode of ‘Bitcoiner Book Club’, we discuss ‘The Sovereign Individual’, which analyzes the evolution of human civilization through the lens of how technological innovation impacts the ‘logic of violence’. Written in 1997, and read in 2020,…
BITCOINERS IN THE WILD w/ @StormJib
Jul 17 • 66 min
On any given night, when I have the time and inclination, I post an invite on twitter for a discussion about bitcoin. I tell anyone who is interested to DM me. I pick the first DM that comes in, and 5 minutes later we are on a livestream talking about…
LEGACY FINANCE ROUNDTABLE w/ Andy Edstrom, Daniel Prince, and John Vallis
Jul 15 • 134 min
Andy Edstrom is a bitcoiner, who (still) works in the ‘legacy’ finance world, as a Financial Advisor at Wescap Group. He is also the author of the book ‘Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow’. Daniel Prince is the host of the ‘Once…
BITCOIN SAVED MY LIFE w/ @My_Livin_Truth
Jul 12 • 120 min
This was a fun one. One of the peculiarities of bitcoin is the number of anonymous accounts on twitter with whom people interact. It’s nothing sinister, some people just take a different approach to privacy than others. ‘Optimus Fields’ (@My_Livin_Truth)…
Obi Nwosu: Bitcoin Gives Everyone a Chance
Jul 10 • 92 min
Obi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coinfloor, the UK’s longest-running bitcoin exchange. He’s an extremely dedicated and principled bitcoiner and entrepreneur, with a fascinating background and several unique insights on technology, money, politics and many…
BITCOIN AND PSYCHEDELICS With Brandon Quittem
Jul 7 • 140 min
Brandon Quittem is the author of the excellent series comparing the similarities between bitcoin and the structure of mycelial/fungal networks. It was extremely well-received and is now believed by many to be ‘required reading’ for anyone attempting to…
Bitcoin and Black Lives Matter: Is Racism the Root Problem?
Jul 5 • 98 min
Isaiah Jackson is the author of the book ‘Bitcoin and Black America’. Aleks Svetski is the founder of The Amber App, an app that allows users to make regular purchases of bitcoin (Dollar Cost Average), as well as an outspoken critic of the ‘Black Lives…
@Croesus_BTC: Bitcoin and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle - Where are we now?
Jul 1 • 106 min
@Croesus_BTC is an anonymous account on twitter who released a thought-provoking analysis of bitcoin’s growth and adoption, through the lens of a standard technology adoption curve, with comparison to specific historical examples. Interestingly, a key…
Gene Epstein Round 2: Calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) & the Effects of Money Printing
Jun 30 • 159 min
We exist in a time of unprecendented government spending and expansion of central bank balance sheets. This is a nice way of saying ‘money printing’. The myriad negative impacts of money printing are becoming increasingly understood by people around the…
Bitcoiners in the Wild: @HodlerThanThou
Jun 22 • 148 min
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been recording daily live-streams with random bitcoiners. If I have an hour or two, I post on twitter to see if anyone would like to hop on a stream, and I go with the first DM that comes in. In today’s episode of what I’m…
CTRL PEW: The Latest on the 3D Printed Gun Revolution
Jun 8 • 82 min
Ctrl Pew is an expert in the realm of 3D printed guns. I think at this point everyone has heard the term, but relatively few people are familiar with the state and development of the technology. I was recently surprised to learn how quickly it was…
Bheki Mahlobo: Bitcoin in South Africa
Jun 1 • 83 min
Bheki Mahlobo is a student at the University of South Africa, majoring in economics. He was recently featured in the documentary “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution”, on Amazon Prime Video. I’m very interested in how bitcoin is both perceived and…
The Bitcoin Renaissance - Internal Change
May 29 • 105 min
This episode is a recording of a panel I recently hosted at the ‘Value of Bitcoin Digital’ conference. In nearly all of my conversations, my guests explain how interacting with bitcoin has changed their behaviour patterns, often in fundamental ways. On…
Erik Cason: Bitcoin is Messianic
May 22 • 116 min
I was recently listening to the Citizen Bitcoin podcast (one of my favourites) and Erik Cason was the guest. I was enthralled by how Erik was articulating so many profound thoughts, strung together one after the other, in an extremely open and genuine…
Rapid-Fire: Jason Williams
May 18 • 13 min
Jason Williams is the Founder and CEO of PRTI, a company that uses patented technology to turn used or unsaleable tires into fuel, which is then used to mine bitcoin. He is also the Co-Founder and General Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an…
Rapid-Fire: Emil Sandstedt
May 16 • 11 min
Emil Standstedt is the author of the book “Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey. He also writes about the history of money at his blog bdratings.org. In his writings, Emil has highlighted many of the irresponsible and reckless treatments of money in past…
Lawrence H White: Bitcoin or Gold?
May 12 • 98 min
Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is considered an expert on banking and monetary policy, and has written a number of books on money and banking including, The Clash of…
Zuby: Bitcoin Just Makes Sense
May 6 • 47 min
Zuby is a rapper, author, coach and all-around free-thinking individual. He’s not afraid to speak his mind, nor change his mind if new information or perspectives dictate it’s rational to do so. These qualities always draw me to people. It reflects a mind…
Parker Lewis: Money and Finance in a Bitcoin World
May 4 • 103 min
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, a bitcoin native financial services firm based in Austin, Texas. Aside from the great work he and unchained are doing, Parker has become known for contributing to the space in the form…
Brandon Quittem w/ Citizen Bitcoin: Bitcoin Symbiosis Part 2
May 1 • 83 min
Brandon Quittem is the writer behind the absolutely brilliant 4-part series exploring the similarities and implications between the structure, functioning and impact of mycelium (the underground network which gives rise to mushrooms), and bitcoin. Brandon…
Explaining Bitcoin to Traditional Investors
Apr 24 • 70 min
This is a re-publish of an interview I did on ‘The Canadian Investor’ podcast last week. I decided to share it here because I was curious to see if it would be a good resource for people who have not yet begun their journey down the proverbial bitcoin…
Jason Williams: Turning Used Tires into Bitcoin
Apr 22 • 73 min
Jason Williams is the Founder and CEO of PRTI, a company that uses patented technology to turn used or unsaleable tires into fuel, which is then used to mine bitcoin. He is also the Co-Founder and General Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an…
Emil Sandstedt: When Money Fails
Apr 17 • 67 min
Emil Standstedt is the author of the book “Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey. He also writes about the history of money at his blog bdratings.org. In his writings, Emil has highlighted many of the irresponsible and reckless treatments of money in past…
Guest on Daniel Prince’s ‘Once BITten’ Podcast
Apr 14 • 79 min
Daniel Prince is the host of the ‘Once BITten’ podcast. He’s been pumping out a ton of great content, with some amazing guests since launching earlier this year. We talked a bit about my background and then discussed the craziness of the current…
Rapid-Fire: Didi Taihuttu
Apr 10 • 13 min
Didi Taihuttu is from the Netherlands, and is the patriarch of what has become known as ‘The Bitcoin Family’. In the fall of 2017, Didi convinced his wife that bitcoin was the future, and that they should sell everything they owned, invest it all in…
Didi Taihuttu: Sold All His Possesions, Invested in Bitcoin, and Started ‘The Bitcoin Family’
Apr 7 • 58 min
Didi Taihuttu is from the Netherlands, and is the patriarch of what has become known as ‘The Bitcoin Family’. In the fall of 2017, Didi convinced his wife that bitcoin was the future, and that they should sell everything they owned, invest it all in…
Maxime Bernier: The Politics of Freedom and Sound Money
Apr 2 • 70 min
Maxime Bernier is the leader of the People’s Party of Canada. After losing an extremely close race for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (roughly equivalent to the Republican Party in the US) by a vote of 49/51, Maxime decided that none…
Elisabeth Préfontaine: From BlackRock to Bitcoin
Mar 31 • 85 min
Elisabeth Préfontaine is the founder of Octonomics, an independent research and consulting firm focused on bitcoin. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently working as the Head of Wealth Sales for BlackRock…
Rapid-Fire: Jeff Booth
Mar 30 • 13 min
Jeff Booth is the author of the book ‘The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future’. His book was published in January 2020, and is incredibly prescient, with many of his predictions being revealed or confirmed during the current…
Jeff Booth: Why Deflation Is The Key To An Abundant Future
Mar 27 • 55 min
Jeff Booth is the author of the book ‘The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future’. His book was published in January 2020, and is incredibly prescient, with many of his predictions being revealed or confirmed during the current…
Rapid-Fire: Preston Pysh
Mar 20 • 12 min
Well it’s been a hell of a couple weeks. Definitely one for the history books in both the bitcoin and traditional markets. Coronavirus is causing major disruptions all over the world, and the knock-on economic effects are causing large sell-offs…
Preston Pysh: Market Crash, Macro Drivers, and Why Bitcoin May Soon Explode
Mar 13 • 92 min
Well it’s been a hell of a week. Definitely one for the history books in both the bitcoin and traditional markets. Coronavirus is causing major disruptions all over the world, and the knock-on economic effects are causing large sell-offs everywhere. The…
Andy Edstrom: Why Buy Bitcoin (The Book)
Mar 6 • 109 min
Andy Edstrom CF!, CFP, is a financial advisor at the registered investment advisory firm, WESCAP group. Prior to this, Andy has held positions at Ewing Management Group, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. Some time ago he came across bitcoin…
Guest on Keyvan Davani’s ‘Total Bitcoin’ Podcast
Mar 1 • 64 min
I was recently invited on to Keyvan Danvani’s ‘Total bitcoin’ Podcast for a chat. Keyvan has been putting out some awesome content with great guests and an interesting format, and it was super fun to get the chance to speak with him. Note: We had some…
Jeff Vandroux: Economic Populism, Distributism, and Why Bitcoin Won’t Save Capitalism
Feb 23 • 141 min
Jeff Vandroux is an attorney, CPA, bodybuilder, BTCPayServer Contributor, and the founder of Keykeeper IRA. I came to know Jeff via his discussion with Marty Bent on the Tales from the Crypt Podcast. It was clear that Jeff was well-read and thoughtful,…
Rapid-Fire: Jeff Vandroux
Feb 23 • 19 min
Jeff Vandroux is an attorney, CPA, bodybuilder, BTCPayServer Contributor, and the founder of Keykeeper IRA. I came to know Jeff via his discussion with Marty Bent on the Tales from the Crypt Podcast. It was clear that Jeff was well-read and thoughtful,…
Gustavo Flores: Head of Product and Research at Veriphi.io
Feb 17 • 72 min
Veriphi.io is a Montreal-based bitcoin consultancy, which assists clients in all aspects of understanding, acquiring, using and securing their bitcoin. This type of business may indeed be important for onboarding HNW individuals, family offices, and…
Rapid-Fire: Gustavo Flores
Feb 17 • 17 min
Veriphi.io is a Montreal-based bitcoin consultancy, which assists clients in all aspects of understanding, acquiring, using and securing their bitcoin. This type of business may indeed be important for onboarding HNW individuals, family offices, and…
Alex Gladstein, Human Rights Foundation: Bitcoin is Freedom Money
Feb 9 • 57 min
Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and The Oslo Freedom Forum. He has been working to bring awareness to, and rectify, human rights abuses around the world for his entire career. In 2016, he fell down the ‘bitcoin…
Max Hillebrand: First-Class Bitcoiner
Jan 24 • 93 min
I recently heard max on a few other podcasts and was simply blown away. To me, Max seems like someone who understands the impact and importance of Bitcoin to a high degree, and is engaging with it fully to construct a life of freedom and propserity. Max…
Rapid-Fire: Max Hillebrand
Jan 24 • 10 min
I recently heard max on a few other podcasts and was simply blown away. To me, Max seems like someone who understands the impact and importance of Bitcoin to a high degree, and is engaging with it fully to construct a life of freedom and propserity. Max…
John Carvalho: No-nonsense Bitcoiner
Jan 10 • 96 min
John Carvalho is the COO of bitrefill.com, which allows users to purchase giftcards with crypto for a huge array of products and services all over the world. He is also respected for his thoughtful writing, which represents a valuable contribution to the…
Rapid-Fire: John Carvalho
Jan 10 • 13 min
John Carvalho is the COO of bitrefill.com, which allows users to purchase giftcards with crypto for a huge array of products and services all over the world. He is also respected for his thoughtful writing, which represents a valuable contribution to the…
Will Reeves: Earn Bitcoin When You Shop w/ Fold
Dec 30, 2019 • 83 min
We talk a lot about adoption in the bitcoin space, and the hurdles that may be keeping more people from starting to engage with it. I’m super bullish on the ‘bitcoin back’ rewards model because it allows people to start getting familiar with bitcoin…
Rapid-Fire: Will Reeves
Dec 30, 2019 • 20 min
We talk a lot about adoption in the bitcoin space, and the hurdles that may be keeping more people from starting to engage with it. I’m super bullish on the ‘bitcoin back’ rewards model because it allows people to start getting familiar with bitcoin…
Gene Epstein: Austrian Economics, Soho Debates & Is BTC a ‘store of value’?
Dec 12, 2019 • 141 min
I recently came across Gene while watching his debate at The Soho Forum with Professor Richard Wolff (link below). Gene, a follower of the Austrian school of economics, represented the ‘Capitalism’ side, while Richard, a Marxian economist, took the…
Knut Svanholm: On Writing a Bitcoin Book (Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics)
Nov 28, 2019 • 111 min
Knut is the author of the new book ‘ Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics’. We discussed his journey to bitcoin, why he decided to write the book, what the experience was like, how he deals with criticism, and lots more! Enjoy! - More from Knut:…
Rapid-Fire: Knut Svanholm
Nov 28, 2019 • 23 min
Knut is the author of the nw book ‘ Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics’. We discussed his journey to bitcoin, why he decided to write the book, what the experience was like, how he deals with criticism, and lots more! Enjoy! - More from Knut:…
Cory Klippsten: Give the gift of Bitcoin
Nov 25, 2019 • 36 min
Cory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of GiveBitcoin. GiveBitcoin is trying to turn everyone into a ‘hodler’ with a simple proposition: Give + Timelock + Educate = Bitcoiner. I invited Cory to come on to discuss his own road to becomming a bitcoiner and…
Rapid-Fire: Cory Klippsten
Nov 25, 2019 • 23 min
Cory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of GiveBitcoin. GiveBitcoin is trying to turn everyone into a ‘hodler’ with a simple proposition: Give + Timelock + Educate = Bitcoiner. I invited Cory to come on to discuss his own road to becomming a bitcoiner and…
Thibaud Marechal: Custody, Insurance and Explaining Bitcoin
Nov 21, 2019 • 77 min
I have been enjoying Thib’s posts on twitter, as well as some of his blog writing, so I invited him to come on for a chat! Enjoy! - More from Thib: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thibm_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK:…
Rapid-Fire: Thibaud Marechal
Nov 21, 2019 • 15 min
I have been enjoying Thib’s posts on twitter, as well as some of his blog writing, so I invited him to come on for a chat! Enjoy! - More from Thib: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thibm_ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK:…
Rapid-Fire: Conner Brown
Nov 15, 2019 • 15 min
Conner Brown is a student at Stanford Law, who fell down the Bitcoin rabbit-hole in 2018. He’s recently gained notoriety for his thoughtful writing on some of the attributes of bitcoin (and money) that are often misunderstood by it’s critics. I’ve really…
Conner Brown: Helping Bitcoin Critics Understand Why They’re Wrong
Nov 15, 2019 • 123 min
Conner Brown is a student at Stanford Law, who fell down the Bitcoin rabbit-hole in 2018. He’s recently gained notoriety for his thoughtful writing on some of the attributes of bitcoin (and money) that are often misunderstood by it’s critics. I’ve really…
Hector Rosekrans: Bitcoin is an Asymmetric Weapon
Nov 12, 2019 • 81 min
Over the last few months I had been enjoying Hector’s output on Twitter, as well as on his blog, so I invited him to come on for a chat about Bitcoin, his time in the Navy, his work at Casa, and lots more. Enjoy! More from Hector: TWITTER:…
Rapid-Fire: Hector Rosekrans
Nov 12, 2019 • 17 min
Over the last few months I had been enjoying Hector’s output on Twitter, as well as on his blog, so I invited him to come on for a chat about Bitcoin, his time in the Navy, his work at Casa, and lots more. Enjoy! More from Hector: TWITTER:…
Mauricio & Adam: Venezuela, Bitcoin and Ledn.io
Nov 1, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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.…