The Chaincode Podcast

The Chaincode Podcast
A podcast about Bitcoin protocol development

Nadav Kohen and Payment Points - Episode 7
Mar 30 • 49 min
In Episode 7, we chat with Nadav Kohen of Suredbits and discuss payment points as an alternative to HTLCs on the Lightning Network. In this conversation we cover: Payment points (1:55) - Blog post part 1 - HTLCs (2:00) Timelocks (4:16) HTLC drawbacks…
Matt Corallo and Compact Blocks/FIBRE - Episode 6
Mar 12 • 32 min
In Episode 6, we sit down with Matt Corallo and discuss his work on compact blocks and the FIBRE network. In this conversation we cover: Selfish mining (2:03) - Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable - Optimal Selfish Mining Strategies in…
Chaincode Decoded: The UTXO Set - Episode 5
Feb 26 • 17 min
This is our first Chaincode Decoded Podcast. In this new podcast format, we’ll dive into the details of a concept we’ve talked about on previous shows. No guests, no news, just Jonas and John talking about Bitcoin. A podcast by Bitcoin nerds for Bitcoin…
James O’Beirne and Assume UTXO - Episode 4
Feb 12 • 36 min
Next in the studio, we caught James O’Beirne, who until recently was a co-worker of ours at Chaincode. We talked to James about his experience at the Chaincode residency, his most recent project Assume UTXO (GitHub issue, proposal, talk) and how he…
Jeremy Rubin and CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY - Episode 3
Jan 30 • 38 min
For our third episode, we talked to Jeremy Rubin about his recent CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY proposal. During our discussion, we touch on the history of covenant proposals, vaults, payment pools, CTV’s synergies with Taproot and more. Notes: What is…
Episode 2: Pieter Wuille (part 2 of 2)
Jan 28 • 33 min
For our second episode, we pick up where we left off with Pieter Wuille in episode 1. If you missed that one, you should go back and listen to it first. Pieter has been a Bitcoin protocol developer and contributor to Bitcoin Core since 2011. In that time,…
Episode 1: Pieter Wuille (part 1 of 2)
Jan 28 • 34 min
For our first episode, we talked to Bitcoin Core contributor Pieter Wuille. Pieter has been a Bitcoin protocol developer and contributor to Bitcoin Core since 2011. In that time, he’s authored or contributed to some of the most important developments,…