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⚡️ Stephan Livera Podcast

by Stephan Livera

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Recent Episodes

⚡️ SLP380 Jeff Deist & Stephan Livera chat Economic Freedom Around the World

Jeff Deist President of Mises Institute and I had a chat recently for the Human Action Podcast, and we discuss a few ideas about liberty, political freedom & economic freedom around the world: Exiting Australia Freedom indexes and where they may be falling down Political freedom contrasted with economic freedom Why social issues dominateLinks: Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffdeist Mises Institute: https://mises.org/ Mises Institute Twitter: https://twitter.com/@misesPrevious Episodes: SLP45 Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute SLP169 Jeff Deist – Bitcoin & Acting LocallySponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl...

⚡️ SLP379 Gigi - Dealing with Linguistic Attacks on Bitcoin

Gigi rejoins me on the show to talk about the problems of imprecise language and wording in Bitcoin: ‘Unhosted wallets’ terminology Bitcoin and warfare language Proof of Work and miningLinks: Twitter: @dergigi Site: Dergigi.comPrevious Episodes: SLP313 Gigi – USD is going down to 1 sat & Bitcoin is Time SLP140 Gigi – Bitcoin’s Gravity and 21 Lessons 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 @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlive

⚡️ SLP378 Christian Decker - Greenlight & ANYPREVOUT

Christian Decker of Blockstream rejoins me on the show to talk about Greenlight, a node service by Blockstream. We chat about: Who it’s for Running a node online Backups Channel Management CLN v0.11 APO and eltoo Pinning attacks Layered commitmentsChristian Decker links: Twitter: @snyke ANYPREVOUT: BIP118 github cdeckerPrevious Episodes: SLP200 Christian Decker – ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks SLP59 Christian Decker – Bitcoin Lightning Channel FactoriesSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com Voltage Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and websit...

⚡️ SLP377 Jimmy Song - Frequent Flyer Miles: The Original Altcoins & Thoughts on CTV

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, programmer) rejoins me to chat about how Airline Miles are the original altcoins and how there are similarities in the fiat mindsets around chasing miles/points, and altcoins. We discuss: Why the airline industry is the way it is Fiat mindset in miles chasers and DeFi chasers Altcoiners chasing airdrops and yield Secure property rights vs fuzzy property rights CTVLinks: Article: Bitcoin Songsheet: Airline Miles Are The Original Altcoins Article: Bitcoin Songsheet: Private Property and Covenants Twitter: @jimmysong Site: ProgrammingBitcoin.comSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com...

⚡️ SLP376 Evan Kaloudis - Zeus: Self Sovereign LN Wallet

Evan Kaloudis joins me on the show to talk about building Zeus, a self sovereign Lightning Wallet for use with your own lightning node. Evan and I chat about using the LN today, and being a more sovereign lightning user. Building Zeus as a FOSS app Getting support and feature bounties Zeus community Interoperable standards Supporting multiple lightning implementations Privacy on LN - e.g. route blinding Payment reliabilityLinks: Twitter: @evankaloudis Site: Zeusln.app Zeus Twitter: @ZeusLNSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)

⚡️ SLP375 Laolu (Roasbeef) - What is Taro? Stablecoins on Lightning, LN Growth & CTV

Laolu Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs rejoins me on the show to talk about Taro. Taro is a new protocol and proposal by the Lightning Labs team for creation of stablecoins or other assets that can be built into the existing Bitcoin/Lightning network. We chat about how it works and what it could mean for Bitcoin. How Taro works Prior efforts e.g. coloured coins, Counterparty, RGB Benefits of Taro approach What it would look like in practice Lightning Network development generally CTV and ST discussionLinks: Twitter: @roasbeef  Lightning Labs Taro Blog Post : A...

⚡️ SLP374 Adam O (DenverBitcoin) - Combating the ESG Mafia

Adam O (DenverBitcoin) of Upstream Data rejoins me on the show to talk about the Bitcoin advocate community’s response to the ESG Mafia. Are there better ways to respond?We chat: ESG statistics and what would be better Bitcoin’s rising energy use and prominence Bitcoin Mining Council Carbon accounting dishonesty Is placating them a good strategy?Links: Twitter: @denverbitcoin Site: UpstreamData.ca Article: DENVER’S DERIVATIVE — HOW TO GAUGE THE PRICE OF A BITCOIN ASIC Recent Bitcoin Mining Council Report referred to in showPrevious Episode: SLP299 Adam O – Bitcoin Optionalit...

⚡️ SLP373 Sam Callahan - The IMF Versus Your Freedoms

Sam Callahan of Swan Bitcoin rejoins me on the show to talk about another global organisation that has been making all kinds of anti-Bitcoin and anti-freedom statements in its research and proclamations. We chat: Who the IMF are and how they started What they think on Proof of Work “Financial Crime” “Transitioning to a low carbon economy” “Financial stability” Global corruptionLinks: Twitter: @samcallah Thread: https://twitter.com/samcallah/status/1517170892979142657Relevant episodes: SLP336 Sam Callahan – The Problem with the BIS SLP318 Ronald Pol – The ineffectiveness of AMLSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.co...

⚡️ SLP372 Sergej Kotliar - Bitcoin For Convenience & Bill Paying

Sergej Kotliar CEO of Bitrefill rejoins me on the show to talk about a big new feature coming to Bitrefill, the rebrand, and Bitcoin adoption more broadly. We chat: Culturally what does it take for Bitcoin adoption Inconvenient truths about who uses Bitcoin for payment What wallets people are actually using LN vs on-chain payment BIP21 Payment volume breakdowns Bill Payment in the US Capital Gains Tax laws Convenience of living the Bitcoin lifeLinks: Twitter: @ziggamon Site: BitrefillPrevious episodes: SLP210 Sergej Kotliar How To Watch Bitcoin’s Mempool, Lightning Adoption & Privacy SLP85 Se...

⚡️ SLP371 Max Keiser - Investing For Hyperbitcoinisation With El Zonte Capital

Max Keiser, Bitcoiner, financial broadcaster, investor and writer joins me on the show to talk about his adventures in El Salvador and investments in line with the global hyperbitcoinisation thesis. We chat: Living in El Salvador Bitcoin and Lightning infrastructure El Zonte Capital and who’s involved Bitcoin Education Bitcoin Gaming Thoughts on Central African Republic Bitcoin CityLinks: Twitter: @maxkeiser Twitter: @ElZonteCapital Twitter: @stacyherbert Email: hello@elzontecapital.comSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Fo...

⚡️ SLP370 Alex Thorn - Why Are Bitcoin Fees Low?

Alex Thorn, Head of Firmwide Research at Galaxy Digital (previously Avon Ventures & Fidelity) joins me to talk about how and why Bitcoin Fees are low. After going through eras of higher fees, it might be puzzling as to why they’re low now.We talk: Which factors had the biggest impact SegWit Batching Lightning Network Less OP_Returns Less miner selling What might cause fees to rise in futureLinks: Twitter: @intangiblecoins Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/intangiblecoins/status/1511340416263766027 Report: Why are Bitcoin Transaction Fees So Low?Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Le...

⚡️ SLP369 Daniel Frumkin - Calculating Bitcoin Mining Profitability

Daniel Frumkin of Braiins joins me on the show to talk about calculating Bitcoin Mining profitability and a load of topics: Braiins insights dashboard Stratum v2 benefits Profitability calculator Cost to mine calculator CAPEX or OPEX costs for mining? How to think about mining ROI Updates comingLinks: Twitter: @dfrumps  Site: insights.braiins.comSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com 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

⚡️ SLP368 BitcoinQNA - Bitcoin Seed Tool

Bitcoin QNA of Bitcoiner.guide joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Seeds and a new Seed Tool created with SuperPhatArrow. In this show you’ll learn a little bit about how your bitcoin wallet works in the background: Bitcoin and entropy Seed Words Passphrases Bitcoin wallets and addresses BIP85 BIP47 Stealth Addresses Education for newcoiners in the spaceLinks: Site: https://bitcoiner.guide/seed Twitter: @BitcoinQ_ASponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and we...

⚡️ SLP367 Pierre Rochard - Lightning Network Comes to Kraken

Pierre Rochard, Bitcoin Lead Strategist at Kraken rejoins me on the show to talk about new lightning network developments and how Lightning network is growing: Experience of setting up LN at Kraken LN for day to day use not being big yet Millions of people plugged into Lightning Will LN node operation only be for pros? Long term fee / security arguments Thoughts on stablecoins vs BitcoinLinks: Twitter: @pierre_rochardPrior episodes: SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up SLP35 Pierre Rochard – Lightning Power Excel Plugin, Lightning Residency SLP11 – Bitcoi...

⚡️ SLP366 Nate (BeefOrBacon) - How To Run Your Lightning Node

Nate (aka BeefOrBacon1, also working at Voltage) joins me to talk about how to run a Bitcoin Lightning node. We get into all sorts of information while keeping it accessible for people relatively new to running a lightning node. Different lightning user types How to run your lightning node Different types of node: RPi, box, VPS How to manage channels Who to open channels with What tools you can use Should you use swap providers? What kind of fees do you earn? How do you backup your lightning node? Payment reliabilityLinks: Twitter:  @beeforbacon1 Voltage: Voltage.c...

⚡️ SLP365 Anita Posch - Bitcoin For Fairness in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Anita Posch, bitcoin educator, podcaster and founder of Bitcoin For Fairness joins me on the show to talk about her recent trip to Zimbabwe and Zambia. We chat about: Why she went Crypto Scammers vs Bitcoin Education Bitcoin software and hardware Main hurdles to adoption Government views on Bitcoin p2p BitcoinLinks: @AnitaPosch bffbtc.org Bitcoin for Fairness - Anita Posch (L)earn BitcoinSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me...

⚡️ SLP364 Max Hillebrand ZKSnacks Blacklisting Coins

Max Hillebrand, a bitcoin and privacy educator, also working at ZKSnacks (the company behind Wasabi Wallet) rejoins me to talk about why ZKSnacks is implementing blacklisting, and working with chain surveillance firms. We disagree a lot in this one! But we chat: Wasabi Wallet default coordinator implementing censorship Coinjoin coordinator models comparison The contradiction between being anti surveillance firms and working with them Is there a regulatory capture angle here? Address re use in Wasabi Wallet Wasabi Wallet 2 / wabisabiLinks: ZKSnacks Blog Post: zkSNACKs' Blacklisting Update Max Twitter: @HillebrandMax Max Website: Towardsliberty.comPrevious episodes:

⚡️ SLP363 Seth For Privacy - Bitcoin & Fungibility Discussion

Seth for Privacy joins me to chat about Bitcoin & Fungibility. We chat: Privacy and fungibility Practical real world difficulties of censoring Bitcoin and Monero community differences Technical and social reasons for not having protocol level privacy The hopes for application level privacy with tools like Samourai Wallet & Sparrow Wallet Growing the p2p bitcoin economyLinks: Twitter: @sethforprivacy Site: https://sethforprivacy.com/ Pieter Wuille StackExchange answer mentioned: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/101874Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links:

⚡️ SLP362 John Carvalho - Slashpay: Bitcoin Payment Negotiation

John Carvalho, Founder of Synonym joins me to talk about Slashpay and SlashTags, an ambitious attempt to dramatically smooth the process of exchanging bitcoin addresses or lightning invoices. What kind of things does this enable? We discuss: Competing standards in Bitcoin How it would work Updating and revocation of SlashTags What other things are enabled by this public keypair approach Why not use a blockchain Putting tether USD on lightning SynonymLinks: Slashpay Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/Synonym_to/status/1498021273255002115 Site: https://synonym.to/ John’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog John’s Podcast: http://theb...

⚡️ SLP361 Rene Pickhardt - Pickhardt Payments & Zero Base Fee for Lightning Network

Rene Pickhardt, independent researcher and bitcoin/lightning educator rejoins me to talk about his new approach to massively improving lightning payments reliability, and the various trade offs: What the current approach is What Pickhardt payments are Constraints and trade offs Reliability and privacy trade offs Are there conflicts with other proposals to improve lightning network? Zero Base FeeRene links: Twitter: @renepickhardt Rene’s Patreon: Rene Pickhardt - Patreon.com Support Rene here: https://donate.ln.rene-pickhardt.de/ Researchers website: https://ln.rene-pickhardt.de/Prior episode: SLP37 Rene Pickhardt - Bitcoin Lightning Education & Lightning Su...

⚡️ SLP360 Giacomo Zucco Bitcoin - Can Bitcoin be both Hard Money & Dark Money?

Giacomo rejoins me on the show to talk about the need for Bitcoin to be both Hard Money and Dark Money. In this show we talk about: What Dark Money means Why “Just use Monero” is not a satisfactory answer Use of atomic swap services or other Can compliance bros kill Bitcoin? Global KYC capture risk - would it create a minority chain soft fork? Why NgU is still importantLinks: Twitter: @giacomozucco Bitcoin Culture Talk @ Unconfiscatable 2022: Unconfiscatable 2022 - Giacomozucco.com Lightning talk: Lightning Privacy - Lightning Hack Day, Istanbul 2022 - Giacomozucco.comSponsors: Swan...

⚡️ SLP359 Abubakar Nur Khalil - Bitcoin in Africa, Qala, B Trust, Recursive Capital

Have you wondered about the progress of Bitcoin in Africa? Abubakar Nur Khalil, Bitcoin Core contributor, on the board of BTrust and also of Recursive Capital joins me on the show to talk about: Bitcoin core contribution and developer training/mentor process Qala Bitcoin in Africa & education B Trust Recursive Capital and investing in African Bitcoin companiesLinks: Abubakar’s Twitter: @ihate1999 B Trust: @btrustteam Recursive Capital:  @RcrsvCapitalSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and web...

⚡️ SLP358 Lili - Bitcoin Privacy for Beginners

Lili joins me to talk about her journey of learning about Bitcoin and using it privately. We chat about: Trade offs of KYC vs Non-KYC coins How to acquire non KYC coins Staying private through the lifecycle of using Bitcoin Bitcoin for donations Canadian Trucker Bitcoin Wasabi and ZkSnacks debacle thoughtsLinks: Twitter:  @MarketsbyliliSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com 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

⚡️ SLP357 Lawrence Lepard The Burning House of Fiat

Lawrence Lepard (Investment Manager, Austrian Economist) of Equity Management Associates joins me on the show to chat about living through the burning house of fiat money. We chat: What’s changing in the world today and why so many took it for granted The insecurity around property rights Holding paper assets vs physical assets Change in monetary order Economic ignorance in the world todayLinks: Twitter: @LawrenceLepard Site: Ema2.comSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show no...

⚡️ SLP356 Bitcoin: An Upgrade to 700 Year Old Accounting Tech

Darin Feinstein, Founder of Core Scientific (Bitcoin Mining) joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin as an upgrade on some very old accounting technology and what it could mean for our future. We get into: Learning about Bitcoin Bitcoin mining narratives - FUD and facts Bitcoin’s importance for liberty Challenges to Bitcoin fungibility Bitcoin for human rights EU Proof of Work ban? The path forwardLinks: Twitter: @DarinFeinstein Site: CoreScientific.com Twitter: @Core_ScientificSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LI...

⚡️ SLP355 Julie Landrum - Payments Infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard

Julie Landrum of OpenNode joins me to talk about what they’re building to help people onboard to Bitcoin & the lightning network as a payment standard. OpenNode first got its name as a merchant payment processor but we chat about how the company has grown and evolved over the years. We chat: Bitcoin infrastructure services for merchants, bitcoin companies Dealing with the cyclical nature of Bitcoin Spend, HODL, earn? Chargeback risk Dealing with regulatory requirements El Salvador adoption International adoptionLinks: Twitter: @OpenNode Twitter: @juliecity Site: OpenNode.comPrevious episode: SLP50 Rui Gomes & João A...

⚡️ SLP354 Josef Tetek - Why is Bitcoin HODLing rational?

Josef Tetek of Trezor (and contributor at Bitcoin Magazine) joins me on the show to talk about: The liberty movement in Europe The connection between Austrian economics and bitcoin Fractional and full reserve visions of bitcoin’s future Why HODLing is rational Nakamoto-Gresham’s law and how most get Gresham’s law wrongLinks: Twitter: @SatsJoseph Article: What is Nakamoto-Gresham’s Law and How does it pertain to Bitcoin?Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and webs...

⚡️ SLP353 John Cantrell - Sensei: A new lightning node client based on BDK + LDK

John Cantrell of L2 Technology and Spiral BTC grantee rejoins me on the show to talk about his latest work in making Bitcoin and the lightning network more accessible for the many. Sensei can be thought of as an LND or c-lightning but for LDK. We chat: John’s journey since cracking Alistair Milne’s 12 word seed How sensei works Trade offs How the child node concept works What does it look like if 7.7B+ people onboarded to the lightning network?Links: LN Thread Twitter: @JohnCantrell97 Site: SenseiPrior episode: SLP187 John Cantrell - Brut...

⚡️ SLP352 Matt Hill - EmbassyOS & Making Self Sovereignty Tech Cheaper Than The Alternatives

Matt Hill of Start9 Labs rejoins me on the show to talk about where the world is at, and a surprising argument that might actually be true. Sovereign Tech may be adopted, not merely because of privacy, but because of being lower cost.We chat: Canada Truckers and the broader fight for freedom Is it a question of tools or winning hearts and minds? What’s new and coming in EmbassyOS v0.3.0? Why cost will be the driver Making it easy to use and saying goodbye to command line Community driven growth Bitcoin and otherLi...

⚡️ SLP351 Jeff Vandrew - Bitcoin for the very long term

Jeff Vandrew of Unchained Capital joins me on the show to share his thoughts on Bitcoin for the very long term. Where is it going, and how should you think about using the retirement system to potentially stack more sats?We chat: Where is Bitcoin going over the long term? What happens if more states make Bitcoin legal tender? How big is the market for retirement savings What about just stacking sats outside retirement accounts? Roth vs Traditional IRAs McNulty case and whether it stops self custody Future trends with retirement savingsLinks: Jeff...

⚡️ SLP350 Benny Peiser - The Net Zero Agenda Will Crash

Benny Peiser of Net Zero Watch joins me on the show to talk about ‘net zero’ and the inaccuracy in the presentation of arguments on renewables. We discuss: What is ‘net zero’ Accurate treatment of costs and benefits How much of it is regulation or market choice ESG box ticking The impact on everyday people ‘Greenwashing’ by some countries Why it will crashLinks: Twitter: @netzerowatch Site: netzerowatch.comSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website...

⚡️ SLP349 Chris Stewart Bitcoin DLCs & Stablechannels

Chris Stewart Founder and CEO of Suredbits joins me on the show to talk about the latest with Bitcoin DLCs. You might have heard my earlier show with Nadav Kohen but in this one we chat: ‘Maximalism’ and tech ‘Policing activity’ Block space market over time Where DLCs are at today Lightning DLCs vs on-chain DLCs Doing stablechannels Practical and commercial applications Umbrel appLinks: Twitter: @Chris_Stewart_5 Site: suredbits.com Suredbits Stablechannel blog post Suredbits oracle explorer Nadav Kohen episode: SLP219Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIV...

⚡️ SLP348 Nick Hansen Luxor - Bitcoin Mining Narratives & Hash Rate Derivatives

Nick Hansen, CEO and Founder of Luxor Technology joins me to talk about the bitcoin mining scene, the narrative around bitcoin mining energy use and Proof of Work, Demand Response, ‘ESG’, China ban, Intel coming into the mining game, and hash rate derivatives.Links: Twitter: @hash_bender Site: luxor.techSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com 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

⚡️ SLP347 Kyle Murphy Building Pleb Lab: Bitcoin accelerator, community hub

Kyle Murphy of Pleb Lab and Austin Bitcoin Club joins me on the show to talk about the Austin Bitcoin scene and his role in growing it. We also get into what Pleb Lab is and the bitcoin entrepreneurship in Austin, Texas. This is a great show to get a sense of the community in Austin as well as thoughts on how Bitcoin’s ecosystem grows.Links: Twitter: @The_bitcoin_bum Site: PlebLab.com Site: Austin Bitcoin ClubSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (co...

⚡️ SLP346 Nicolas Burtey - Synthetic USD & Bitcoin Banking

Nicolas Burtey of Galoy Money rejoins me on the show for a fascinating discussion about doing synthetic USD as a building block to bringing it to the Bitcoin Beach wallet. We talk about: The latest with Galoy Bitcoin Banking 4 ways of doing synthetic USD value Why is it necessary? How to fund it? RisksLinks: Twitter: @NicolasBurtey Twitter: GaloyMoney Site: Galoy.io Github: GitHub - GaloyMoney/galoy: bitcoin banking infrastructureSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show...

⚡️ SLP345 Danny Brewster - Bitcoin Needs Builders

Danny Brewster, Founder & CEO of FastBitcoins joins me on the show to chat: Dealing with regulation as a bitcoin business Products and services for bitcoiners Expanding into new markets around the world Challenges and rewards of being bitcoin only Bitcoin builders and why we need themLinks: Twitter: @BTCDanny Site: FastBitcoins.com FastBitcoins Twitter: @FastBitcoinsSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcastPatreon @stephanlivera

⚡️ SLP344 NVK - Coldcard Mk4, Tapsigner, Satscard - Bitcoin Hardware Innovation

NVK, co founder and CEO of CoinKite rejoins me on the show to talk about the latest and exciting developments in the world of Bitcoin hardware security. CoinKite are pushing forward with NFC as a way of making hardware wallet UX easy but also keeping the hardware accessible from a cost point of viewWe chat: What’s changing with Coldcard Mk4 Memory, SE, processor NFC for bitcoin transactions Tapsigner Satscard Business models for open source Low cost devices Operating without laptops or PCsLinks: Twitter: @nvk TapSigner.com Coldcard Mk4 GETSATSCARD.comPr...

⚡️ SLP343 r0ckstar dev & Pavlenex - Career Opportunities in Bitcoin Open Source

R0ckstar dev & Pavlenex of BTCPay Server and other projects (Strike, Bitcoin Smiles, Bitcoin Design) rejoin me on the show to talk about Bitcoin, Open Source community ethos, and how it can lead to career opportunities.We chat: BTCPay 4 years on Open Source for hiring Bitcoinerjobs.com How open source projects mature How to grow the project How to move on from a project R0ckstar’s big announcement What’s coming with BTCPay ServerLinks: Twitter: @r0ckstardev Twitter: @pavlenex BTCPay Server Bitcoin Smiles Bitcoin Design StrikeSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl...

⚡️ SLP342 Heavily Armed Clown - Should Bitcoiners Get on Zero Fiat?

Heavily Armed Clown (aka HAC) joins me on the show to talk about this idea of #GetOnZero. We chat: The case for #GetOnZeroFiat Issues with it Dealing with CGT Mindset shifts Emergency fund Inflation rates What scenarios you still need to hold fiatLinks: Twitter: @heavilyarmedc Site: Bitcoinechochamber.com Site: WTFHappenedIn1971.com Stephan’s article discussed: Is It Time For Bitcoiners To Get On "Zero Fiat"? Not Yet.Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and we...

⚡️ SLP341 Zelko & Din - Ronin Dojo & Tanto

Zelko and Din join me to talk about updates with the Ronin Dojo project for Samourai Wallet users. We chat: Where the project started FOSS project ethos Thoughts on VC funding Privacy wallets Bitcoin node project evolution FOSS business & project Tanto Hardware Supporting Specter and SparrowLinks: Twitter: @RoninDojoNode Site: RoninDojo Din: @Din_J76 Zelko: @BTCxZelkoSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com 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

⚡️ SLP340 Peter Young - El Salvador On The Ground & Free Private Cities

Peter Young of the Free Private City Foundation joins me on the show to talk about some of his experiences on the ground and some updates with Free Private Cities. We chat: El Salvador on the ground Bitcoin and Lightning in the real world What it really costs to do merchant processing Free Private Cities Honduras ZEDEs Liberty In Our LifetimeLinks: Twitter: @petermiyoung Site: Free Private Cities Foundation Conference: Liberty In Our Lifetime ConferenceRelevant episodes: SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels As Free Private Cities SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The...

⚡️ SLP339 Jeremy Rubin - What is Check Template Verify?

Jeremy Rubin, bitcoin core contributor joins me on the show to talk about Check Template Verify (CTV) - his soft fork proposal to bring new functionality to Bitcoin. We discuss: How the idea started High level goals with Bitcoin How CTV might bring new functionality Congestion control use case Vaults and protecting coins Contrasting CTV with APO ANYPREVOUT Commercial use of CTVLinks: BIP: CHECK TEMPLATE VERIFY Site: utxos.org Twitter: @JeremyRubin Advent Calendar blog series: Rubin's 2021 Bitcoin Advent CalendarSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA...

⚡️ SLP338 Mauricio Di Bartolomeo - Bitcoin Home Loans & Stablecoins

Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, Co Founder and CSO of Ledn joins me on the show to talk: Why use bitcoin backed loans? Fiat loan rates vs bitcoin loan rates Opportunities and risks New products and structures for home loans Dealing with margin calls and liquidation Stablecoins: are they essential? Where is the market going on this?Links: Twitter: @cryptonomista Site: Ledn.ioOther episodes: SLP236 Nic Carter Stablecoins: Bullish Or Bearish For Bitcoin? SLP291 Caitlin Long – Stablecoins, Bitcoin, & The FedSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LI...

⚡️ SLP337 Salvatore Ingala - Ledger’s New Bitcoin App: PSBT, Taproot, Descriptors, Multi-Sig

Salvatore Ingala of Ledger joins me to talk about a big revamp of the Ledger Bitcoin app which brings support for a whole host of new features. We chat about: How the app shifted from v1 to v2 PSBT Taproot support Descriptors Merkle Trees Improved multi-signature and scripting supportLinks: Twitter: @salvatoshi Blog post: Bitcoin 2.0.0 App For LedgerOther relevant episodes: SLP99 Andrew Chow - Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT SLP292 Andrew Chow Output Script Descriptors For Bitcoin SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks SLP215 Michael Flaxman...

⚡️ SLP336 Sam Callahan - The Problem with the BIS

Sam Callahan of Swan Bitcoin joins me on the show to talk about the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). We chat about: Formation, and shady history Why it’s not accountable Their plans for social control CBDCs Loss of privacy War on Cash What can be done?Links: Twitter: @samcallah Thread: https://twitter.com/samcallah/status/1473815145545551873Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com 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

⚡️ SLP335 Don Stuart - Venture Capital and Bitcoin

Now there’s been some discussion about the impact of Venture Capitalists on the world of Bitcoin and ‘Crypto’. Don Stuart, startup investor & organizer of Kansas City Bitcoin meetup, joins me on the show to chat: What Venture Capital is Venture Capital model Vesting and incentives for VCs How they make money Bitcoin vs ‘Crypto’ VC Size of rounds raised Are Bitcoiners anti VC? In what cases does VC not make sense?Don links: Twitter: @kc_hodl Article: Venture Capital And Its Relationship With BitcoinSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Uncha...

⚡️ SLP334 Jeff Booth - Escape The System & 2021 Year In Review

Jeff Booth, author, entrepreneur and speaker joins me to chat about the year 2021 in review for Bitcoiners. Some themes we discuss: Where the narrative is going with Bitcoin Fiat denomination vs Bitcoin denomination How politicians and regulators are seeing it Community building Bitcoin wallets and services Bitcoin tech Dealing with fearLinks: Twitter: @JeffBooth Site: The Price of Tomorrow - And the Era of AbundancePrior episodes: SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future SLP285 Jeff Booth Bitcoin vs Fiat "Extend and Pretend"Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining...

⚡️ SLP333 Cory Klippsten - Building for Bitcoiners

Cory Klippsten of Swan Bitcoin rejoins me on the show to talk about a range of things: “Crypto” advocacy as compared to Bitcoin advocacy Being an investor in the space & Bitcoiner Ventures Turkey inflation Avoiding trading Bitcoiner Jobs Swan GiftsLinks: Twitter: @coryklippsten The Daily Bitcoiner: cory.substack.com Bitcoiner Jobs: bitcoinerjobs.co Bitcoiner Ventures: bitcoinerventures.com Article: The World Bitcoin Will BuildSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @step...

⚡️ SLP332 Vijay Boyapati - The Bearish Case for Bitcoin

Vijay Boyapati, author and regular guest rejoins me on the show to chat about his recent book launch as well as a few ideas that specifically came from the book. We also chat about some of his more ‘bearish’ ideas on Bitcoin and that Bitcoin is not inevitable. Credentialism and fiat The book and response Stages of money Custodial risk Rehypothecation Concerted state attack on Bitcoin Bitcoin is not inevitableLinks: Twitter: @real_vijay The Bullish Case for Bitcoin BookSponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Braiins.com Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Coin...

⚡️ SLP331 Eric Sirion - MiniMint, Federated Mints for Bitcoin scaling and privacy

Chaumian e-cash is a predecessor idea to Bitcoin. Listen in to Stephan and Eric Sirion (elsirion) discuss the idea of federated mints and this particular idea of MiniMint. Eric’s research is being sponsored by Blockstream. This idea may offer even more privacy and scalability for Bitcoin users, but with some custodial and trust trade offs. How it works Custodial trade offs and who should use it How lightning works Deposits, withdrawals and internal transfers Community custodyLinks: Twitter: @EricSirion Telegram: FediMint Telegram Chat Group Site: FediMint Github: https://github.com/fedimint/minimintSponsors: Sw...