Stephan Livera Podcast
Stephan Livera Podcast
Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.
SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
11/30/2022 • 1hr 21m
Juraj Bednar (Author, speaker, co-founder of Paralelni Polis) joins me on the show to chat about: Cypherpunk and libertarian thought Building out the Bitcoin parallel economy Vekslaks and p2p Tips for onboarding bitcoin and lightning users Lightning wallet comparison Links: Twitter: @jurbed Book: Hack Yourself! Site: Juraj Bednar Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski
11/28/2022 • 1hr 3m
Svetski (Founder of The Bitcoin Times) rejoins me on the show to chat about what he’s working on lately: The Bitcoin Times as a new annual bitcoin publication How and why he got into Austrian economics How bitcoin changes our time preference Explaining Bitcoin Playing the long game with bitcoin adoption Links: Twitter: @SvetskiWrites Twitter: @TimelessBitcoin Site: Bitcointimes.com.au Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
11/24/2022 • 1hr 2m
Jeremy of Escape to El Salvador joins me on the show to talk about his insights on the ground in El Salvador. We discuss: Why and how some bitcoiners and expats are moving to El Salvador Thoughts on the recent Adopting Bitcoin conference Creature comforts in El Salvador Living on Bitcoin in El Salvador Getting residency or setting up a business Tips for anyone visiting El Salvador Links: Twitter: @ElSalvadorVisas Website: EscapetoElSalvador.org Jeremy’s Adopting Bitcoin talk Other relevant episodes: SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The Ground with Aaron van Wirdum SLP279 Mi...
SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
11/12/2022 • 1hr 0m
Dhruv, Pieter Wuille and Tim Ruffing join me on the show to talk about their project to bring encryption to Bitcoin Core. We discuss: What the current state of things is Packet inspection and making bitcoin slightly more private The new proposal for encryption Impact on nodes Feedback wanted Links: BIP324: Enable v2 P2P encrypted transport #24545 https://github.com/dhruv/bips/blob/bip324/bip-0324.mediawiki Site: Bip324.com Twitter: @dhruv Twitter: @pwuille Twitter: @real_or_random Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan...
SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
11/5/2022 • 1hr 1m
James Lavish (author of The Informationist, prior fund manager and macro commentator) joins me on the show to chat about the great debt spiral and how Bitcoin is a big part of the answer. We discuss: Recent central bank rate hikes - Fed and BoE hike 75 basis points Financial zombies Zombie countries and G7 Why the EU is doomed UK Debt problems How Bitcoin Fixes This Links: Twitter: @jameslavish Newsletter: https://jameslavish.substack.com/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: ...
SLP431 Austin Mitchell Bitcoin for Energy Markets with Synota
11/4/2022 • 52m
Austin Mitchell of Synota joins me to chat about how bitcoin and the lightning network could be integrated with energy markets and the energy life cycle. We chat: Financial inefficiencies in energy markets How Bitcoin and Lightning fix this Automation and integration possible Walking through the energy lifecycle Bitcoin miners paying for their energy with bitcoin Links: Twitter: @aisaacsmitchell Site: Synota.io Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon...
SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
11/3/2022 • 57m
Zero fee routing rejoins me on the show to do a post mortem on shutting down his LN node project (for now). It was one of the most connected lightning nodes in the network with about 100 BTC capacity, and over 1000 channels. We chat: Why he’s shutting it down How profitable it was Lessons learned Why he’s still bullish on the lightning network and bitcoin Security considerations Would he ever restart the project? Splicing Peerswap Collaborative channel opens Hosted channels Links: Twitter: @zerofeerouting Thread: https://twitter.com/zerofeerouting/status/1586053522029936641  Site:  Zerofeerouting.com Prior episode: SLP384 Zerofe...
SLP429 Anant Tapadia Bitcoin In India, Keeper, b4i conference
10/31/2022 • 58m
Anant Tapadia of BitHyve (the team behind Hexa Wallet and Keeper) joins me on the show to talk about what’s going on in India, and the efforts to spread good bitcoin education there as a community. We chat: Bitcoin scene in India Regulation in India Meetup groups p2p trading Keeper and multi signature b4i conference - aims Links: Twitter: @anant_tap Conference site: https://www.conference.bitcoin4india.org/ Keeper: Bitcoinkeeper.app  Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: ...
SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
10/27/2022 • 56m
Stack rejoins me on the show to chat about Bitcoin and the four macro factors to watch: Contrasting different views on macro Four factors to watch Is the world done with US Treasuries? What’s the US Fed doing? What about the UK market? Deflationary collapse Links: Twitter: @stackhodler Site: Pro.stackmacro.com Prior episode: SLP397 Stack Hodler – Money Printing Around the World Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com
SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
10/26/2022 • 57m
Cory Klippsten rejoins me on the show to chat about: The Race to Avoid The War Examples of countries experiencing high inflation Obstacles and hurdles on the way Could the cycles have been avoided? How to contribute if you’re not a developer Pacific Bitcoin Links: Twitter: @coryklippsten Pacific Bitcoin: PacificBitcoin.com (code LIVERA) Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com
SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
10/25/2022 • 58m
Morgen Rochard of Origin WA joins the show to chat about the world of financial planning and more: Bitcoin allocation percentages Monetary uncertainty “Making your money work for you” Why you want to live in a Bitcoin world Negative real yield Living within your means Links: Origin Wealth Advisors: Originwa.com Twitter: @MorgenRochard Book: Personal Finance QuickStart Guide Bitcoin for Advisors podcast Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @step...
SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
10/24/2022 • 58m
Morgen Rochard of Origin WA joins the show to chat about the world of financial planning and more: Bitcoin allocation percentages Monetary uncertainty “Making your money work for you” Why you want to live in a Bitcoin world Negative real yield Living within your means Links: Origin Wealth Advisors: Originwa.com Twitter: @MorgenRochard Book: Personal Finance QuickStart Guide Bitcoin for Advisors podcast Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @step...
SLP425 Johns Beharry & Ed - Bolt.fun - Legends of Lightning
10/22/2022 • 43m
Johns Beharry and Ed of the Bolt.fun project join me to chat about this new online bitcoin and lightning meta-hackathon and how you can get involved. How it got started Prizes and Tracks How teams will be judged Guide Makers Growing the bitcoin developer + designer community Links: Site: https://bolt.fun/ Johns Twitter: @johnsBeharry  Ed Twitter: @zapp_ed Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP424 Simon Lelieveldt The Problem With FATF and AML Laws
10/18/2022 • 1hr 5m
Simon Lelieveldt, a business engineer with extensive experience in banking, central banking and acting as supervisor joins me on the show. We’re chatting about: The problem of FATF Who are they? How did this organisation form? What impacts they’re having on the world Tricks they use to take advantage of crises How to push back Links: Twitter: @finhstamsterdam Thread: https://twitter.com/finhstamsterdam/status/1309875813806936064 FATF evaluation thread https://twitter.com/finhstamsterdam/status/1562702570229223424 Unhosted wallets thread https://twitter.com/finhstamsterdam/status/1418328186279141376 Simon’s article: Law suit Bitonic Stephan’s recent article on the topic: Bitcoiners Must Fig...
SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
10/16/2022 • 52m
Paolo Ardoino (CTO Bitfinex & Tether) rejoins me on the show to chat about just what’s happening Lugano: Funding for the project Helping merchants accepting Bitcoin, USDT, Luga Why do this from the top down? Why not bottom up only? Hub & Incubator Updates on Keet Plan B Forum Links: Twitter: @paoloardoino Lugano site: https://planb.lugano.ch/planb-forum/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Blockstream.com Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
10/12/2022 • 1hr 3m
John Haar from Swan Private joins me on the show to chat about his journey working inside the TradFi machine and coming to see Bitcoin as the answer: Being a goldbug Reading and learning at mises.org Methodological differences with mainstream economics Full Reserve and Fractional Reserve thoughts Will we see Bitcoin decorrelation? Inflation Links: Article: How Legacy Finance Perceives Bitcoin Twitter: @john_at_swan Prior episodes: SLP402 Pierre Rochard – Bitcoin Obsoletes Fractional Reserve Banking Prior episodes: SLP266 Croesus_BTC – Bitcoin: Stake Your Claim Before Everyone Else Prior episode: SLP416 Per Bylund – How To Think About Econom...
SLP421 Vivek Ramaswamy - The Antidote to Corporate Woke-ism
10/10/2022 • 54m
Vivek Ramaswamy of Strive Asset Management joins me on the show to chat about: His book Woke, Inc. How executives pursue Woke-ism as a deflection strategy What investors can do about it Activist investing Fighting fire with water How it plays into Bitcoin’s world Links: Twitter: @VivekGRamaswamy Site: Strive.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
SLP420 BTCMap - Mapping Bitcoin Merchants
10/6/2022 • 37m
Nathan and Secondl1ght of the BTCMap FOSS project join me to chat about tagging local bitcoin merchants and how you can get involved. FOSS and data Past attempts at tagging Open systems and walled gardens BTCMap project and how you can contribute Tagging locations Links: Site: BTCMap.org Twitter: @BTCMapDotOrg Github: https://github.com/teambtcmap Nathan: @nathan_day  Secondl1ght twitter: @secondl1ght Secondlight site: secondl1ght.site Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera S...
SLP419 Matthew McClintock- UHNW Bitcoin Strategies
10/5/2022 • 1hr 2m
Matthew McClintock of Bespoke Services joins me on the show to chat about his family office and private trust company for UHNW American clients. We chat: What level of wealth qualifies here? What are the concerns of Bitcoin-affluent families? What kind of structures can they use? Benefits of these structures Trade offs of the approach How the Sovereign Individual thesis may play out Should UHNW Americans consider staying out of these structures? What’s needed from a technology and culture perspective? Links: Site: Bespokeservices.io Twitter: @mcclintock_m Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.co...
SLP418 NVK Tapsigner: Bitcoin Hardware for the Masses?
10/4/2022 • 59m
NVK of Coinkite rejoins me on the show to talk about how Tapsigner, a Bitcoin NFC Hardware card may be the next big iteration in UX for the masses given it’s price and ease of use. We chat: Low cost hardware devices Tapsigner features and use Bitcoin and NFC support w/Nunchuk SatsCard - the new OPENDIME BlockClock Micro shipping BitcoinTreasuries.Net Bitcoin.Review - NVK’s new podcast Links: Twitter: @NVK Site: Tapsigner.com Site: Coinkite.com (code LIVERA) Site: BitcoinTreasuries.net Site: Bitcoin.review Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Unch...
SLP417 Titus Gebel - Free Cities & Parallel Structures For Liberty
9/30/2022 • 53m
Titus Gebel, author of Free Private Cities, and CEO of Tipolis rejoins me on the show to talk about updates with Free Cities, and why we need to create parallel structures for liberty: Name change Free Cities projects Elements of a Free City Making it work for the long term Liberty In Our Lifetime Conference Links: Twitter: @titusgebel Site: free-cities.org Site: free-communities.org Site: lifetimeliberty.com (code LIVERA for discount) Prior episode: SLP161 Titus Gebel – Bitcoin Citadels as Free Private Cities Relevant prior episode: SLP340 Peter Young – El Salvador On The Ground & Free Private Cities Sp...
SLP416 Per Bylund - How To Think About Economics
9/26/2022 • 46m
Per Bylund, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute rejoins me on the show to talk about his new intro book on economics, “How to Think About Economics”. This is a great new ‘first book’ on economics, especially in the Austrian tradition. We discuss: How this book project came about Austrian methodology Comparison with other books Rationing vs Production Educating family and friends on Austrian econ Links: Twitter: @PerBylund Book: How to Think about the Economy: A Primer Prior episode:  SLP38 Per Bylund – The size of firms Prior episode:  SLP87 Per Bylund – The Problem of Production Sponsors: ...
SLP415 Prince Philip - Bitcoin, Monarchy, Nation State Adoption
9/21/2022 • 57m
Prince Philip of Serbia joins me on the show to chat about his journey of learning about Bitcoin: Bitcoin, Economics and Finance Joining Jan3 Bottom up adoption and Top down adoption What kinds of state level adoption help? Dealing with typical Bitcoin FUD lines Links: Twitter: @PrincFilip1 Site: Jan3.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Bitbo Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP414 Matt Hill RaspiFUD or fact? Bitcoin nodes and security
9/16/2022 • 56m
Matt Hill of Start9 rejoins me on the show to chat about the recent show on Bitcoin nodes with K3tan. We chat: What’s the actual risk with Raspberry Pi’s? Where do they hit their bottleneck? What about more performant nodes? What about DIY? EmbassyOS and new EmbassyPro device Should you separate bitcoin and non-bitcoin applications? Links: Twitter: @_MattHill_ Site: Start9.com Prior episode referenced: SLP411 K3tan Why Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Nodes Are Bad Prior episode with Matt: SLP352 Matt Hill – EmbassyOS & Making Self Sovereignty Tech Cheaper Than The Alternatives Sponsors: Swan B...
SLP413 Jevi - It’s Time for Bitcoin Self Custody
9/15/2022 • 56m
Jevi of Unchained Capital joins me on the show to talk about the “crypto collapse” earlier this year, and why this is the time to learn about bitcoin self custody. We chat: Coming into the space Fiat and yield chasing mindset Why so many new bitcoin investors are reluctant to self custody Why now is the time Removing single points of failure Unchained’s new Trading Desk product Links: Twitter: @jevidon Site: Unchained.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Bitbo Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
SLP412 Moritz of Alby - Making Lightning On the Web Easy
9/12/2022 • 55m
Alby is an exciting project that allows us to easily interact with lightning on the web. Moritz from the team joins me to talk about: How Alby started Influence from joule Lighting paywall plugin for WordPress Interoperability using lightning Lightning address, LNURL, WebLN Privacy and security Links: Site: GetAlby.com Twitter: @getAlby Telegram group: https://t.me/getAlby Telegram: https://t.me/MoritzKam Alby API blog post: Introducing the Alby Wallet API - a new way to power any app with Bitcoin Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Bitbo Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) ...
SLP411 K3tan Why Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Nodes Are Bad
9/9/2022 • 51m
My longtime friend, K3tan rejoins me on the show to chat about various things but importantly, we chat about why Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Nodes are bad. We chat: Reliability & Performance of Raspberry Pi’s vs other options What you can use instead Cost Bitcoin node packages Electrum server comparison HDD & SSD requirements Separating bitcoin from non-bitcoin apps Self-hosting Links: Twitter: @_k3tan Ministry of Nodes Nodebox guide: Ubuntu Node Box Guide 2022 Edition Ministry of Nodes Consulting Article: My Home Lab Craig Raw’s blog post on electrum server performance Prior episode: SLP315 k3tan – Networking For Bi...
SLP410 Pete Rizzo Principles of Bitcoin Maximalism
9/3/2022 • 59m
Pete Rizzo of Bitcoin Magazine rejoins me to chat about what bitcoin maximalists actually believe. We chat: What maximalists actually believe and do “Crypto minimalism” What to do in cases of technical infeasibility Commitment to slow change and enfranchising users Links: Twitter: @pete_rizzo_ Article: How To Be A Bitcoin Maximalist Site: BitcoinMagazine.com Prior episode: SLP392 Pete Rizzo Is Bitcoin Maximalism Still Needed? Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Bitbo Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patr...
SLP409 Steven Lubka - What’s the True Meaning of Inflation?
8/23/2022 • 1hr 3m
Steven Lubka, Managing Director of Swan Private joins me on the show to chat: How to think about inflation What scenarios we can get high CPI Whether Bitcoin is still an inflation hedge Orange pilling HNW Macro and Bitcoin cycles Links: Twitter: @DzambhalaHODL Article: Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation Site: SwanPrivate.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP408 Jeff Booth Bitcoin’s Signal in the Noise
8/19/2022 • 56m
Jeff Booth, tech entrepreneur, author and bitcoin advocate rejoins me on the show to chat: His latest article, Finding Signal in a Noisy World Prior biases and his experiences with technology disruption Why Bitcoin adoption will be more bottom up Investing in the space with Ego Death Capital Helping people zoom out and see the bigger picture Links: Twitter: @JeffBooth Article: Finding Signal In A Noisy World Ego Death Capital SLP334 Jeff Booth – Escape The System & 2021 Year In Review SLP285 Jeff Booth Bitcoin vs Fiat “Extend and Pretend” SLP191 Jeff Booth – Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future Sponsors...
SLP407 Ben Arc LNbits: Account System & Extensions for your Lightning Node
8/18/2022 • 1hr 2m
Ben Arc, Bitcoin hardware maker and founder of LNbits joins me to chat: Getting into bitcoin hardware hacking and making How the LN Bits project came about The functionality possible with extensions POS Lightning payment splitting boltz.exchange for loop outs Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcbtc LN Bits twitter: https://twitter.com/lnbits Site:  https://lnbits.com/ Github: https://github.com/arcbtc LNPoS: https://github.com/arcbtc/LNPoS LNBits Telegram: https://t.co/VoR10wtbKp MakerBits Telegram: https://t.me/makerbits Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) C...
SLP406 Adi Shankara Bitcoin Needs Technologists & Summer of Bitcoin
8/15/2022 • 45m
Adi Shankara (founder of Summer of Bitcoin) joins me on the show to chat about: How he got into Bitcoin from a tech background The Bitcoin scene in India How the RBI actually gets Bitcoin (and doesn’t like it) Why Bitcoin Needs Technologists Summer of Bitcoin How the program works How you can support the program Links: Twitter: @adibitcoin Site: Summerofbitcoin.org Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
SLP405 Paolo Ardoino Bitcoin Lightning, Tether & Keet
8/12/2022 • 1hr 25m
Paolo Ardoino (CTO of Bitfinex & Tether, CSO Holepunch) joins me on the show to chat about a wide range of topics: Lightning security Lightning adoption Tether reserves - Does Tether Pump Bitcoin? Tether creation/redemption process Tether audits and attestations Stablecoins and centralisation Keet & Holepunch Links: Twitter: @paoloardoino Site: Bitfinex.com Site: Tether.to/en/ Site: Keet.io Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
SLP404 Gloria Zhao - What Do Bitcoin Core Maintainers Do?
8/10/2022 • 1hr 15m
Gloria Zhao, Bitcoin core contributor and maintainer, rejoins me on the show to chat about what bitcoin core maintainers do. We discuss: What do Bitcoin Core maintainers do? How does Bitcoin Core development work? How much ‘power’ do maintainers have? Mempools - what are they and why do we need them? Interaction with L2 protocols Mempool package relay RBF Links: Twitter: @glozow Package Relay Proposal Site mentioned: Bitcoin Core PR Review Club Github: glozow Brink: @bitcoinbrink Bitcoin Core PR Reviews: @BitcoinCorePRs SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club  SLP242 Jonas Schnelli Maintaining Bitco...
SLP403 Alex B - Bitcoin Security Long Term & ETH Centralisation
8/5/2022 • 1hr 15m
Alex B rejoins me on the show to chat about bitcoin security over the longer term and updates on his ETH centralisation thesis. We discuss: Bitcoin’s long term security and blockspace market How miner fees shifted over time in Bitcoin and why Tail emission arguments are dumb Which nodes matter? Lido and ETH centralisation Will efforts to fix it work? Links: Twitter: @bergealex4 SLP303 Ethereum's Path To Centralisation With Alex B Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
SLP402 Pierre Rochard - Bitcoin Obsoletes Fractional Reserve Banking
8/3/2022 • 1hr 8m
Pierre Rochard rejoins me on the show to talk about Full Reserve, Fractional Reserve, and how Bitcoin obsolete Fractional Reserve Banking: Full vs Fractional Reserve Fiduciary media Is the current system full or fractional reserve? Various historical or current examples from the bitcoin economy How would businesses work under a bitcoin full reserve system Links: Twitter: @BitcoinPierre Related article: In Defense of Bitcoin Full Reserve: Not Anti-credit, but Anti-fiduciary Media Previous Episodes: SLP3 – Bitcoin Investment Theses with Pierre Rochard SLP11 – Bitcoin’s Decentralised Governance, with Pierre Rochard SLP35 Pierre Rochard – Lightning Power Excel Plugin, Lightnin...
SLP401 Greg Foss - Sell Bonds, Buy Bitcoin
8/2/2022 • 1hr 1m
Greg Foss, Bond market veteran investor, and bitcoin/macro commentator rejoins me on the show to talk about the situation with global debt, bond markets and why Bitcoin is cheap protection. We chat: US Fed Japanese debt markets The 60:40 stocks and bonds allocation and what changes Sell Bonds, Buy Bitcoin Scenarios for how this plays out Looking Glass Education Links: Twitter: @FossGregfoss Site: Lookingglasseducation.com Prior episode: SLP293 Greg Foss The Debt Problem You Can’t Ignore Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Mempool.space Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LI...
SLP400 Jonas Nick & Tim Ruffing - Half Signature Aggregation: What is it and how does it help scale Bitcoin?
8/1/2022 • 58m
Jonas Nick & Tim Ruffing, bitcoin researchers and contributors at Blockstream rejoin me on the show, this time to chat about half signature aggregation. This is a scaling technique that can help scale Bitcoin and enable more transactions inside a block or help with L2 protocols. We discuss: How this idea came to be What is half aggregation vs ‘full aggregation’? What kind of savings are possible? What are the downsides? How would this work in practice? Is a soft fork required? Next steps for discussion, research, contributors Links: Twitter: @n1ckler Twitter: @real_or_random Blog post...
SLP399 Christian Keroles (CK of Bitcoin Magazine) - Bitcoin is Good for Europe
7/28/2022 • 54m
Christian Keroles (aka CK), GM of Bitcoin Magazine joins me on the show to talk about the problems Europe is facing, and why Bitcoin is good for Europe: The problems Europe is facing Anti bitcoin laws and regulations AMLD5 FATF and Travel Rule MiCA and Proof of Work Why Bitcoin is good for Europe Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam What Bitcoiners can do about it Links: Twitter: @ck_SNARKs Bitcoin Amsterdam:Bitcoin is making history in Europe - October 12-14,2022  Site: Bitcoinmagazine.com SLP394 Beautyon – Bitcoin is Not Money: EU Attack on Bitcoin SLP379 Gigi – Dealing with Lingu...
SLP398 Ansel Lindner - Is it Inflation or Deflation?
7/26/2022 • 55m
Ansel Lindner, Bitcoin podcaster and writer of BitcoinAndMarkets.com joins me on the show to talk about his framework for assessing: Inflation or Deflation? The money stock Credit cycles over time What bitcoin does for the world Could inflation and fractional reserve happen again on top of bitcoin? Links: Twitter: @AnselLindner Site: Bitcoinandmarkets.com Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP397 Stack Hodler - Money Printing Around the World
7/23/2022 • 55m
Stack Hodler, twitter anon investor joins me to chat: Fiat currencies & #Bitcoin JPY and Japanese bond market Why you shouldn’t #GetOnZero Credit Cycles Mortgage Boycotts BRICS Links: Twitter: @stackhodler Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP396 Allen Farrington Austrians, Capital & DeFi Yield
7/21/2022 • 1hr 3m
Allen Farrington (author and professional investor) joins me on the show to talk about Austrian economics, Capital & DeFi Yield: Austrian economics and Bitcoin Where does the 2% inflation target come from? The world Bitcoin will enable Altcoin DeFi yield: where does it come from? Bitcoin price and market depth Links: Twitter: @allenf32 Bitcoin is Venice book Only The Strong Survive Mentioned Mises.org article: The Origins of the 2 Percent Inflation Target Bob Murphy’s article in response to ‘sticky wages’ criticism: Are "Sticky Wages" a Market Failure? Related episode: SLP311 Bitcoin: Only The Strong Survive – with Big...
SLP395 John Tamny - Inflation & Optimism
7/18/2022 • 59m
John Tamny of FreedomWorks and Editor at Real Clear Markets joins me on the show to chat about his alternative take on inflation, fractional reserve banking, as well as why we should be optimistic about things going forward: Defining inflation Debate on Austrian economics & FRB Is monetary stability possible? 2 years of Hysteria Optimism for the future Links: Twitter: @johntamny Site: Freedomworks.org Site: Realclearmarkets.com Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe...
SLP394 Beautyon - Bitcoin is Not Money: EU Attack on Bitcoin
7/13/2022 • 56m
Beautyon (Akin) rejoins me on the show to talk about the EU attack on Bitcoin and the confusing way people speak/learn about Bitcoin. We chat: Misleading terminology (unhosted wallets) Bitcoin as text & speech, not money The map is not the terrain What bitcoin builders can do What happens to countries who refuse Bitcoin Links: Twitter: @Beautyon_ Bitcoin Mag article: The European Union’s Attack On Bitcoin Is An English And Math Comprehension Problem Site: azte.co Related episode: SLP379 Gigi – Dealing with Linguistic Attacks on Bitcoin Prior episode with Beautyon SLP16 - Keeping Bitcoin Simple, with...
SLP393 Ben Pile - Pushing Back on the Green Agenda
7/12/2022 • 52m
Ben Pile of Climate Resistance joins me to chat about the problem of the Green agenda. We discuss: How this Green movement is funded ESG meeting with reality Are these outcomes intentional? Hypocrisy of green warriors Links: Twitter: @clim8resistance Site: Climate-resistance.org YouTube: Climate Resistance Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
SLP392 Pete Rizzo - Is Bitcoin Maximalism Still Needed?
7/11/2022 • 1hr 0m
Pete Rizzo, Editor at Bitcoin Magazine and Editor-at-large at Kraken rejoins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Maximalism. There has been some discussion recently on the role of the ‘toxic’ Maximalists, and Pete has clarified some thinking on this in his recent article and discussion on this topic. We talk: What is Bitcoin Maximalism What do maximalists believe? Social and cultural arguments Technical aspects Is it still needed? Links: Twitter: @pete_rizzo_ Rizzo’s Forbes Article: Bitcoin Maximalism Is Dead, Long Live Bitcoin Maximalism Nic Carter’s article: Setting the record straight Sponsors Sw...
SLP391 Ben Carman - Bitcoin Privacy, Surveillance & LN Vortex
7/7/2022 • 1hr 1m
Ben Carman (Bitcoin core contributor, working at The Bitcoin Company, co-organizer Austin BitDevs) joins me on the show to talk about the world of Bitcoin Privacy, the implications of surveillance on us all today, some of his ideas on improving Bitcoin Privacy, LN Vortex, P2P and the Austin BitDevs scene. Links: Twitter: @benthecarman LN Vortex: Protocol Documentation Austin BitDevs: Austin Bitcoin Developers The Bitcoin Company Bitcoin Optech #204 Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on...
SLP390 Dan McArdle - Which Bitcoin Narratives Are Dead?
7/4/2022 • 48m
Dan McArdle joins me on the show to chat about his experiences as a long time Bitcoiner and ways to think through what’s going on now. We chat: Is the “4 year HODLer” stat dead? Insights from prior cycles and drawdowns FUD cycles Casebitcoin.com and CAGR stats How to think about bear markets Links: Twitter: @robustus Site: casebitcoin.com Inflation thread Sponsors Swan Bitcoin Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon ...
SLP389 Daniel Frumkin & Jaran Mellerud - Bitcoin Mining Market Analysis
7/1/2022 • 57m
Daniel Frumkin of Braiins and Jaran Mellerud of Arcane Research join me on the show to talk about the latest in the world of Bitcoin Mining. As the price has fallen recently, we’ve seen some miners come under pressure. We chat: Overview Which public miners are in trouble? Operating cash flows Bitcoin miner treasury management strategy Why we’re likely to see acquisitions Impacts for home and retail miners Were there bull market errors? Future forecasting and conservatism Links: Twitter: @JMellerud Twitter: @dfrumps Arcane Research: Survival of the fittest: Which public bitcoin miners are the best...
SLP388 Meron Estefanos Bitcoin, Human Rights & Refugees
6/29/2022 • 51m
Meron Estefanos, activist and journalist joins me to talk about her story of helping over 20k refugees, helping to stop human traffickers, and how she’s using and teaching Bitcoin these days. We chat: Her story of helping refugees Life for Eritreans Being an activist and radio journalist How she teaches Bitcoin (BlueWallet and Muun) HRF Oslo Freedom Forum Links: Twitter: @meronina Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @st...
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SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
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SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
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SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
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SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski
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SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
Great show!
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski
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SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy
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SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski
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SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
I dug this one. thanks all!
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
I love this: privacy and censorship resistance are proportional. Great framework for explaining the need for privacy.
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
my learning by osmosis continues. thx!
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
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SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP431 Austin Mitchell Bitcoin for Energy Markets with Synota
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SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
The boomers are in for a rude awakening. Too much trust in a system that they never cared to understand
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP429 Anant Tapadia Bitcoin In India, Keeper, b4i conference
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SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
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SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral
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SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
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SLP430 Zero fee routing - Post Mortem on ZFR node
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SLP429 Anant Tapadia Bitcoin In India, Keeper, b4i conference
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SLP429 Anant Tapadia Bitcoin In India, Keeper, b4i conference
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Thanks for all the great content. @CandidateBlock
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SLP417 Titus Gebel - Free Cities & Parallel Structures For Liberty
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP429 Anant Tapadia Bitcoin In India, Keeper, b4i conference
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
🦢
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
A nice sane analysis.
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
love this type of info. makes me feel less crazy 😅
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP428 Stack hodler - Bitcoin & Four Macro Factors to Watch
Amazing
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SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
Another great episode Stephan! thanks.
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SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
good stuff, thanks guys
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
tell Cory that Swan should provide ad free RSS feeds of podcasts they sponsor to Swan clients.
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP427 Cory Klippsten The Race to Avoid The War
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SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
always a level-headed approach with morgen, thx!
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SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
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SLP426 Morgen Rochard Why You Want to Live in a Bitcoin World
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SLP425 Johns Beharry & Ed - Bolt.fun - Legends of Lightning
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP424 Simon Lelieveldt The Problem With FATF and AML Laws
Tough and tedious topic that you made a little more understandable. Keep up the good work!
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SLP424 Simon Lelieveldt The Problem With FATF and AML Laws
Thanks for breaking down this topic Stephan
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP424 Simon Lelieveldt The Problem With FATF and AML Laws
this ep is a revelation. we can't just be sitting ducks and pretend that "honey badger don't care" and offline world doesn't apply to us. it's not (just) a fight for Bitcoin, but for freedom and state overreach. and it needs to be FOUGHT - in courts, as well as outside
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
Thanks for another great episode about the Austrian school!
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP423 Paolo Ardoino - What’s Going on with Bitcoin in Lugano?
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SLP392 Pete Rizzo - Is Bitcoin Maximalism Still Needed?
nice episode, as always! greetings Nicolas ⚡️
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SLP415 Prince Philip - Bitcoin, Monarchy, Nation State Adoption
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP421 Vivek Ramaswamy - The Antidote to Corporate Woke-ism
great show
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
so good I’ll have to listen again and take notes on questions to ask my noncoiners about the legacy banks.
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
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SLP422 John Haar Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Econ over 13 years in TradFi
another banger !! thanks stephan
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SLP421 Vivek Ramaswamy - The Antidote to Corporate Woke-ism
Thanks for this important episode!
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SLP418 NVK Tapsigner: Bitcoin Hardware for the Masses?
great podcast
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SLP419 Matthew McClintock- UHNW Bitcoin Strategies