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⚡️ What Bitcoin Did with Peter McCormack

by Peter McCormack

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With What Bitcoin Did, host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin, economics and politics. From developers to investors, journalists to authors, you will learn about everything in the world of Bitcoin.
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Recent Episodes

⚡️ Should Drivechains Come to Bitcoin? With Paul Sztorc

“I don’t think we’ll ever agree on what you might call meta consensus, like what the blockchain should contain. I think people will probably continue to disagree about that, forever. And I think that sidechain is a sort of an escape valve.”— Paul SztorcPaul Sztorc is an independent Bitcoin researcher. In this interview, we discuss drivechains, his 2015 proposal that’s the focus of BiP 300 and 301. Drivechains facilitate sidechains on Bitcoin, providing a bridge to new coins. The aim is to enable developer creativity atop Bitcoin.- - - - In October 2...

⚡️ A Progressive’s Case for Bitcoin with Jason Maier

“Bitcoin has the potential to help with these progressive ideas; but in order for that to be successful, it doesn’t mean that all of the libertarian or conservative ideas have to be wrong.”— Jason MaierJason Maier is a teacher and progressive Bitcoiner. In this interview, we discuss his inspiration for writing a book setting out his case, as a progressive, for Bitcoin. The public narrative and FUD around Bitcoin are antithetical to progressives, yet, its utility is aligned with progressive ideals. - - - - Bitcoin should be a broad church...

⚡️ The Current State of Bitcoin Mining with Harry Sudock

“Bitcoin is a multi-decade, multigenerational incredible opportunity. Doesn’t mean that the water is always warm and smooth; there’s chop along the way. And so planning for those downside scenarios and trying to manage risk, first and upside second is the prudent way to do it. And there’s operators and companies that are out there within our industry, that have done their best and made good conservative decisions, and still blown up.”— Harry SudockThere is a growing a powerful backlash against Bitcoin mining. In the past 2 months: New York’s legislative assembly established a moratorium o...

⚡️ All Bitcoin, No Fiat with Sahil Chaturvedi

“What if there was a way to hold Bitcoin only as your money and completely sidestep financial debasement and have better financial privacy, but at the same time, you can be interoperable with the legacy Fiat financial networks. That’s an interesting concept to me.”— Sahil ChaturvediHyperbitcoinization has long been discussed within Bitcoin circles. To some it is an inevitability, to others, it is a pipedream. Notwithstanding the differences of opinion, it is generally assumed the process requires top-down nation-state actions. In the meantime, adopting, using and living with Bitcoin is a ‘side hustle’ to the practica...

⚡️ How Crypto Replayed the 2008 Financial Crisis with David Morris

“If you consider your APR a marketing tool, you’re dead in the water. That is not the business that you’re actually in…. ‘we’re gonna gather all of these customers by offering this unsustainably high APR, and then we’re going to figure out later how to deliver it’ and that doesn’t work.”— David MorrisDavid Morris is the Chief Insights Columnist at CoinDesk. In this interview, we discuss the contagion that has ripped through the crypto market, and how it mirrors the worst failings of the 2008 financial crisis. Is regulation required for crypto to protect peop...

⚡️ Eurodollar & The Money Printer with Lyn Alden

“This is inherently a Ponzi scheme essentially, if there’s more debt than there’s money, it means those debts in aggregate can never be paid down. It’s not designed to ever end… it can only grow.”— Lyn AldenLyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss the fundamentals of the current global economy: the Eurodollar system, central banks, money printing, debt, inflation and deflation. - - - - WBD528, “Everything You Know About the Economy is Wrong with Jeff Snider”, was very popular with listeners. It raised the conc...

⚡️ How Bitcoin Reprograms the Mind with Dan Weintraub

“In a world in which this experiment with commercial credit and debt, and then this really messed up experiment with irredeemable currency, if that goes away… as that collective memory fades, who knows how it’ll impact us neurologically? And who knows what will become?”— Dan WeintraubDan Weintraub is a retired history teacher, author and Bitcoin advocate. In this interview, we discuss how fiat money results in a cycle of increasing consumption to meet our need for stimuli, destroying our neurological systems, and how Bitcoin arrests and reverses this cycle. - - - - ...

⚡️ Why Bitcoin is an Inflation Hedge with Steven Lubka

“They’re kind of these two different paradigms. One of them, you’re bearish on humanity: you think humans aren’t going to do well, we’re not going to produce stuff, we’re not going to be efficient. The other one, you’re bearish on central bankers and governments. And I know which one I’m betting on - I’m betting on humans.”— Steven LubkaSteven Lubka is Managing Director of Private Client Services at Swan Bitcoin. In this interview, we discuss the true meaning of inflation, the different types of inflation, and why this means Bitcoin is...

⚡️ The Role of Bitcoin Maximalism Part 2 with Pete Rizzo

“The problem that Bitcoin maximalism is trying to solve, is it’s trying to get people to provide their human action to furthering Bitcoin and is trying to discourage them from building things where their financial incentives would be greater to do that elsewhere.”— Pete RizzoPete Rizzo is the editor of Bitcoin Magazine, and one of Bitcoin’s leading journalists. In this interview, we discuss Bitcoin maximalism in terms of how it should be defined and rationalised, the moral lens of maximalists, and maximalism’s advantages and limitations.- - - - Following...

⚡️ Can Bitcoin Become Legal Tender in America? With Aaron Daniel

“We all want freedom, that’s why Bitcoin exists, is to be apolitical freedom money separate from the state; and when you start to then advocate for the state to come and be involved in your freedom money it’s, I hate the phrase slippery slope, but it starts to be a slippery slope.”— Aaron DanielAaron Daniel is an Appellate attorney and author of The Bitcoin Brief, a newsletter analysing Bitcoin’s effect on law and society. In this interview, we discuss the legal arguments around making Bitcoin US legal tender, and whether it would actually con...

⚡️ Is ESG Signalling Civilisational Decline? With Jeet Sidhu

“Nick Szabo has this concept of social scalability, we may come from different areas and have totally different interests, but we can both use the internet and we can both use Bitcoin; there’s no part of using Bitcoin that requires you to embrace my values.”— Jeet SidhuIn this interview, I talk to Jeet Sidhu and we discuss whether the promotion of obviously deficient ESG standards is a signal of a wider societal malaise: decivilisation, overregulation, political incompetence and consistent policy failures. Is human flourishing on the ropes? - - - - Envir...

⚡️ The Role of Bitcoin Maximalism with Udi Wertheimer

“I don’t know if it relates to the whole block size war thing in 2017, I don’t know if it’s something else, but we changed the focus. The focus is not really on Bitcoin anymore. It’s on all the things that Bitcoin isn’t.”— Udi WertheimerUdi Wertheimer is an independent developer and consultant, and an active member of Bitcoin’s Twitterverse. In this interview, we discuss the evolved status and definition of Bitcoin maximalism, what success for Bitcoin means, and how Bitcoiners should interact with crypto investors. - - - - Nearly 2...

⚡️ Everything You Know About the Economy is Wrong with Jeff Snider

“The inflation target is, pardon my French, bullshit. And it’s supposed to be: it reinforces the idea that the Federal Reserve is a central bank, and therefore, it is targeting inflation and just responsible for inflation; but it simply reinforces what the Federal Reserve actually does, which is trying to manipulate opinions and emotions.”— Jeff SniderJeff Snider is co-host of the Eurodollar University podcast and Head of Global Research at Atlas Financial Advisors. In this interview, we discuss the fundamentals of money, how the Eurodollar controls the global monetary system, and signals of a deflatio...

⚡️ Bitcoin Conviction with Eric Weiss

“When that changes, you’re gonna see a lot more capital come in… I don’t want to be all dramatic and be like, it’s gonna be a tidal wave of money coming in and they’re all just waiting for this. But I think we’ll see it, I think it’d be making a material difference. And as you know, when any money comes into our space, there’s such a limited supply, that it doesn’t take much.”— Eric WeissEric Weiss is CEO of the Blockchain Investment Group, and the man who orange-pilled Michae...

⚡️ Turning Garbage into Bitcoin with Adam Wright

“You could either mine Bitcoin on one small landfill for a year, or you could plant 5 million trees and let them grow for 10 years - both of those are going to have the same environmental impact.”— Adam WrightAdam Wright is a Co-Founder and CEO of Vespene Energy. In this interview, we discuss using landfill methane to power Bitcoin mining, turning waste into an asset, reducing greenhouse emissions, building decentralised baseload energy facilities, and orange pilling local government. - - - - According to the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading environmental nonprofit organi...

⚡️ The State v Julian Assange with Gabriel Shipton & Stella Moris

“He represents democracy and freedom at its strongest, and they’ve put him in prison. It’s in everyone’s interest that Julian is freed, it’s a disgusting injustice that demeans our democracies and has a real effect on our freedoms because it sets a precedent. What they’re doing to Julian, they will do, it’s not just that they can do, they will do to others, it’s a matter of time.”— Stella MorisGabriel Shipton is a Film Producer & advocate for his brother Julian Assange; Stella Moris is a lawyer & wife to Julian Assange. In t...

⚡️ Orange Pilling the White House with David Zell

“We have to recognise that there is value in market-based alternatives, and that open monetary networks, bring risks like anything, but also bring unimaginable opportunity for spreading democracy, for ensuring civil liberties and rights, and for connecting more people to the global economy.”— David ZellDavid Zell is a co-founder of the Bitcoin Policy Institute and Director of Policy at BTC Inc. In this interview, we discuss fighting to make congress aware of Bitcoin’s social value, the strategic benefits of Bitcoin for the US and how our rights are being erased in a digital world and Bitc...

⚡️ The Moral Case for Renewable Energy with Andrew Dessler

“So wind and solar are the cheapest energy sources. A grid that’s primarily wind and solar will be cheaper than a grid that’s running on fossil fuels, so the price will come down. And again, it will also be predictable, and it’ll be at a low price. And we’ll be at that low price in the long term, for decades.”— Andrew DesslerAndrew Dessler is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. In this interview, we discuss the settled science of climate change, the polarisation of the climate change debate, our ne...

⚡️ Bitcoin Behind the Veil with Craig Warmke

“You can’t just sit in a hut and think that the technology that you built is inevitably going to take over the world. You actually have to do the hard work of convincing people and getting in front of the public. So you can have an effect on the public imagination. And so building is not enough… I think you have to build and teach”— Craig Warmke- - - -Craig Warmke is a philosopher and fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute. In this interview, we discuss the biases and pressures that distort op...

⚡️ Will Bitcoin Replace Central Banks with Lyn Alden

“I think this decade is going to be transformative, but we’re still too early to say exactly where this ends up or how quickly this goes.”— Lyn AldenSHOW DESCRIPTIONLyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss the rise and role of Central Banks: their intermittent role in the US’s history, the piecemeal erosion of a gold standard, the new era of easy money, and whether Bitcoin could replace Central Banking.- - - - Central Banks have played such a dominant r...

⚡️ Privacy on Monero vs Bitcoin with Seth for Privacy

“People need to realise that politics can rapidly change, countries can rapidly change. And the things you do today on-chain and Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, those things last forever.”— Seth for PrivacySHOW DESCRIPTIONSeth for Privacy is a privacy advocate and host of the Opt Out Podcast. In this interview, we discuss how financial privacy protects all other rights, the current limitations with Bitcoin’s privacy, and Monero’s protocol privacy that some Bitcoiners find beneficial.- - - - Most people have slowly acquiesced to the undermining of persona...

⚡️ Inflation’s Hidden Cost with Avik Roy

“A lot of people, particularly intellectuals, like to complain about our consumerist culture in America. Well, what creates a consumerist culture? A monetary policy that destroys the long-term value and reward for saving your own money.”— Avik RoyAvik Roy is president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity think tank and a policy Editor at Forbes. In this interview, we discuss the Lummis Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act, inflation’s compounding impact on the poor and why Bitcoin provides optimism.- - - - On June 7th Republican Senator Lummis and Demo...

⚡️ Bitcoin Privacy with Matt Odell

“I’ve already come to the conclusion that with or without me, with or without you, with or without anyone in this room, Bitcoin will be the money of the world. So it’s up to us to make sure that it’s actually freedom money and not cuck money.”— Matt OdellMatt Odell is host of the Citadel Dispatch and venture partner at Ten31. In this interview, we discuss why each additional positive act of privacy protection improves Bitcoin's resilience and value. Perfecting privacy is not the goal; making a start is, as we don’t know what th...

⚡️ Bitcoin: The Perfect Machine with American HODL

“In the long run, Bitcoin will have been a story about when a bunch of imperfect humans met a perfect machine, and what happened - that’s the story of Bitcoin.”— American HODLIn this interview with American HODL, we discuss escaping from social media echo chambers, stablecoins and altcoins, whether free speech has limits, Bitcoin’s current price activity, the need for reasoned thinkers in Bitcoin, and the protocol being a perfect machine. - - - - Bitcoin’s volatility remains a persistent feature: all-time highs are followed by precipitous falls and statemen...

⚡️ Is Hyperinflation Coming? With Preston Pysh

“This is a math problem, this is just math, they can’t take that out; looking at everything that’s about to go down in my opinion in the coming two to four quarters… things are about to get insane.”— Preston PyshPreston Pysh is a co-founder of The Investor Podcast Network. In this interview, we discuss credit cycles depending on increasing debasement of the USD, accelerating inflation, and other signs of the long-term debt cycle ending. We also talk about Bitcoin changing the economic order.- - - - Every day we read new...

⚡️ Bitcoin is a Black Hole with Harry Sudock

“The economy is not a combustion engine, where you change a fan belt, and it starts or stops. The economy is a large, complex multivariate emergent social phenomenon. And because of that, when you poke one side of the bear, you don’t know how it’s going to react. And it’s an incredibly volatile and incredibly complex place to try to play God. And so the best choice is not to do it.”— Harry SudockHarry Sudock is a Vice President of Strategy at Griid. In this interview, we discuss whether Bitcoin’s real innovation is...

⚡️ The Crisis Across All Markets with Peter Doyle

“You could see how inflation could spin out of control under certain environments. Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, it’s not going to happen probably in the next several weeks. But it doesn’t take a lot, where the numbers that we saw that we’ve experienced in the recent past, would basically look like nothing compared to what we experience in the future.”— Peter DoylePeter Doyle is the Co-Founder and MD of Horizon Kinetics. In this interview, we discuss investment in an economic climate marked by accelerating inflation, a debt crisis, an...

⚡️ The Reality of Web3 with Lane Rettig

“We have to get back to the original vision of Bitcoin and the cypherpunks, which is that in a sense, Bitcoin and crypto in general, is outside of any particular nation-state system.”— Lane RettigLane Rettig is a former Ethereum Core Developer who now works as a core developer for Spacemesh. In this interview, we discuss the Terra/Luna crash, trust and the discipline of Bitcoin; the history, theory and reality of current Web3 initiatives; and Bitcoin’s future. - - - - On Friday Jack Dorsey’s Block announced that it is buildin...

⚡️ The Fed, Inflation and Bitcoin with Steven McClurg

“You watch the Fed very carefully: you analyse every word; you try to see where interest rates are going; you try to see what the Fed’s doing. There’s an old adage, don’t fight the Fed.”— Steven McClurgSteven McClurg is a Co-Founder of Valkyrie Investments. In this interview, we discuss how Steven called Bitcoin’s top, watching the Fed for policy indications, protecting wealth against high inflation, how governments should fight inflation, supply chain issues, and inflation hedges.- - - - Today, US CPI data shows that rather than inflation...

⚡️ The Culture Wars with Michael Moynihan

“You can convince people of these things much easier now because they believe that speech is violence and nobody likes violence…there’s a reason, a very specific reason that you recast words as violence because nobody wants to be opposed to free speech.”— Michael MoynihanMichael Moynihan is a correspondent for Vice News and co-host of The Fifth Column podcast. In this interview, we discuss identity politics and its effect on framing issues such as the Russia Ukraine conflict. We also cover culture wars, toxicity, mainstream media, and freedom of speech.- - - -

⚡️ A Lesson in Bitcoin Volatility with Dan McArdle

“Picking the highs and lows is an impossible game, so I think the best advice for people is: know what you own and why you own it.”— Dan McArdleDan McArdle is co-founder of Messari Crypto and creator of casebitcoin.com. Dan has been in Bitcoin since 2011. In this interview, we discuss the history of Bitcoin cycles and events: Mt. Gox hack, rise of altcoins and stablecoins, Ethereum DAO Hack, and 2017 Bitcoin cycle. - - - - Bitcoin is volatile: its history has been dominated by large swings in both directions; albeit, Bitcoi...

⚡️ The Crisis of Inflation with Lyn Alden

“I think we’re going through a quote-unquote ‘fourth turning,’ so a time period where we’re examining our existing institutions. We’re decreasing our level of trust in them, whether it’s governments, whether it’s media, whether it’s corporations… basically the things that have been built over the past 50-100 years, and wanting to build new institutions. And that transition is always very messy.”— Lyn AldenLyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss the macro environment. We zero in on the current inflationary crisis, focusing on the demand/supply problems w...

⚡️ Why Terra Luna Collapsed with Jonathan Wu

“The larger these stable coins are, the more adoption there is, and the more stable they’re likely to be. But then the worse and more contagious the effect is if it fails. It’s almost like you have to be really big, in order for it to be stable. But once you get that big, the cost of failure is immense.”— Jonathan WuJonathan Wu is head of growth at Aztec network. In this interview, we pick over what happened when the stablecoin UST crashed, how it linked to the Terra blockchain and Luna governance token, the...

⚡️ Can Bitcoin Help Tackle Human Trafficking with Victor Boutros

“When you look at the giving trends of the Bitcoin community, what’s interesting is they’re not like the traditional philanthropic community, they’re not really interested in Symphony tickets, or the art. They’re looking at ‘where are there game-changing impacts that if they were scaled would have world-changing effects, and have world-changing effects for human freedom?’”— Victor BoutrosVictor Boutros is CEO and co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute. In this interview, we discuss the anger that drove him into tackling human trafficking in the US and then set out to prove it could be tackled a...

⚡️ Censorship Resistant Social Media with Justin Rezvani

“It’s the worst parts of us that sometimes are displayed on these centralised networks because it’s driven by these algorithms, and I do think that the algorithms don’t know the difference between love and hate because they’re not humans; they just know the difference between high engagement and low engagement and virality.”— Justin RezvaniJustin Rezvani is the founder and CEO of Zion. In this interview, we discuss completing Ironman, his near-death experience, recovery and perspectives, and motivations for building a new business. Justin explains his vision to enable creators to own distribution a...

⚡️ Bitcoin in El Salvador - Part 2 with Nayib Bukele

“I don’t think it’s going to work, I’m sure it’s going to work. Because the fundamentals are there. We can have some bumps in the road like everything… but, the fundamentals are the same. And it’s going to work because the philosophy of it is right. Just give it time. It’s going to work for El Salvador, it’s going to work for Bitcoin, it’s going to work for the world.”— Nayib BukeleThe full interview with President Nayib Bukele, undertaken days after the Bitcoin Law became effective on September 7th 2021, sect...

⚡️ The Bitcoin Awakening with John Vallis

“I think we’re at the precipice of really next-level civilizational change, and it’s probably going to be messy a little bit in the transitionary period. But on the other side of this, or as we move forward, I think more good is coming than bad, and that’s something to be hopeful for.”— John VallisJohn Vallis is a Bitcoin podcaster who hosts Bitcoin Rapid Fire. In this interview, we discuss what freedom means, parallels between Bitcoin and religious values, living a meaningful life, psychedelics and their importance, and a new civilisation centred on truth.

⚡️ Why are Bitcoin Forks Contentious with Adam Back

“It’s a competition of ideas… and it’s a collaborative competition of ideas. So if you propose an organised set of ideas as a proposal, some parts of them might end up being good and used, and some parts might not. And you just have to be open to that.”— Adam BackAdam Back, an original cypherpunk, inventor of Hashcash and co-founder and CEO of Blockstream. We discuss the controversy around BIP 119: the soft fork proposal aiming to add “covenants” to Bitcoin. We also talk about the collapse of Luna. - - - - Flexib...

⚡️ Texas is Bitcoin Country with Will Cole

“What’s the end game? It is honestly to do less harm. Bitcoin doesn’t actually need politicians to make it succeed, it will succeed on its own merits; what would be helpful is to not have people actively attacking it and elongating the inevitable collapse of their own currencies, but also rise of Bitcoin as a global reserve currency.”— Will ColeWill Cole is Chief Product Officer at Unchained Capital. In this interview, we discuss Texas and Austin as ideological centres for Bitcoin, the undervalued importance of state sovereignty in the US, CBDCs being the greatest d...

⚡️ The Risks of Hyperbitcoinisation with Rob Hamilton

“The idea is that fix the money fix the world, the thing that’s often said, and that most of our problems in the world come from bad money. And I think my point is that malevolence in man is something that is so core to the human condition that fixing the money isn’t going to actually magically fix all these problems.”— Rob HamiltonRob Hamilton is a programmer and data scientist. In this interview, we discuss the risks associated with a transition to hyperbitcoinisation, the limits to what Bitcoin fixes, the issues of a libertaria...

⚡️ Bitcoin is Truth with Jeff Booth & Austin Hill

“Human rights don’t come easily, they actually have to be fought for; fought for with encryption, fought for with principled individuals, fought for with giving people other alternatives, and the best alternative is economic sovereignty.”— Austin HillJeff Booth is an Entrepreneur and Author of ‘The Price of Tomorrow’ and Austin Hill is a cypherpunk & former Blockstream CEO. In this interview, we discuss the unique sense of hope in El Salvador, the loss of freedom, Bitcoin as objective truth and hope, Elon Musk and Twitter.- - - - Show 500!!!What a ri...

⚡️ Bitcoin & Absolute Freedom with Junseth

“I don’t understand the moral position of absolute freedom, and the reason is because, when I hear people talk about it, it’s very obvious to me that absolutely everybody knows that there are limits to freedom, so absolute freedom is not something that anybody believes in.”— JunsethJunseth is a OG bitcoiner and the former co-host of Bitcoin Uncensored. In this interview, we discuss government being the logical extent of libertarianism, the evolution of news media, falling for conspiracies, admitting when you’re wrong, opinion versus fact, and the return of Trump. - - - - ...

⚡️ I Was in a Cult with Tuur Demeester

“The short of it is that I was involved in an online cult, I think it’s fair to call it that way…. and it’s not like I lived in a commune, but it was really involved. And a lot of my friends were involved with that too. And it was very, toxic and confusing. And it took me a long time to figure out what was going on and leave.”— Tuur DemeesterTuur Demeester is a Bitcoin investor and economist. In this interview, we discuss how he was drawn into a toxic online cult, his awakenin...

⚡️ The Anarchist Lens with Michael Malice

“There are certainly genuinely evil people who do not hesitate to sacrifice entire nations to further and maintain their hold on power, and that to have some kind of civil discussion about this is so missing the mark, it’s not even funny.”— Michael MaliceMichael Malice is an anarchist, author, and podcaster. In this interview, we discuss declining versus flourishing US cities, transitioning away from the state, Ukraine and Putin, conspiracies to cancel, challenges to free speech, and the enfeeblement of the media and education system. - - - - Anarchism has quic...

⚡️ Why Bitcoin is the Best Money with Lyn Alden

“All of these monetary transitions involve people that could think of the unthinkable. And that could look past how the system currently is and envision: if you just start with a blank sheet of paper, how could it be? What are the alternative kind of timelines we could be under?”— Lyn AldenLyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss currency crises, the history of money, the properties of good money, and whether Bitcoin can usher in a new era of programmable, commodity money. - - - - Wha...

⚡️ The Bitcoin Adoption Supercycle with Dan Held

“We have a lot of things that make me extremely bullish on Bitcoin… did I wish this to happen on the world? Absolutely not, I wish we didn’t need to have Bitcoin because we could trust, but we can’t.”— Dan HeldDan Held is the Growth Lead at Kraken. In this interview, we discuss the splintering and factionalization of the Bitcoin community, trying to be honest in a toxic environment, update on the Bitcoin supercycle, and Bitcoin application (selling, hodling, lending, and collateralizing).- - - - Bitcoin is under almost const...

⚡️ Bitcoin, The Greatest Money System with Darin Feinstein

“The one thing that’s certain is it’s never going away because this is the best accounting technology, which is instrumental to run the world, that has ever been invented. And so the rest of it is just noise to me, it’s going to go up, it’s gonna go down, the daily price fluctuations are meaningless, we just keep building. ”— Darin FeinsteinDarin Feinstein, an early investor in Bitcoin, co-founded Core Scientific, one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations. In this interview, we discuss the revolution of triple-entry accounting, providing 8 billion people property rights and ban...

⚡️ Is There a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels? with Alex Epstein

“If you have any influence on a situation, and you’re using that influence to prevent or discourage low cost, reliable energy, I think you’re contributing to the life catastrophe that is widespread poverty.”— Alex EpsteinAlex Epstein is a philosopher and author of ‘The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels’ and ‘Fossil Future’. In this interview, we discuss how energy abundance has enabled humans to flourish, whether climate mastery has made us unnaturally safe, and the need for more low-cost reliable energy. - - - - According to a recent survey for the UN, 64% of...

⚡️ Bitcoin Energy Markets with Shaun Connell

“You can put on this Bitcoin miner attached to your nuclear facility… and since your Bitcoin mining site can be dialled up and dialled down for how it’s dispatched, you’ve just put a supercharger on your nuclear plant; you can now actually provide flexibility to the grid because you have the ability to ramp your nuke through the Bitcoin mining.”— Shaun ConnellShaun Connell is Executive VP of Power at Lancium and an energy trading expert focused on incorporating Bitcoin mining into energy transition services. In this interview, we discuss the fundamentals of energy trading, the...

⚡️ The Power of Decentralisation with Adam Curry

“When we say Bitcoin fixes this it’s now so clear, it is the only non-corruptible network… you see it right there on the blockchain, you can check it by your own rules everything. That’s really the only thing we have going for us because everything else is under someone else’s control.”— Adam CurryAdam Curry is a DJ, internet entrepreneur, and, along with Dave Winer, the creator of podcasting. In this interview, we discuss Texas and guns, how Bitcoin features in world events, food intelligence and smarter education, as well as the origins, ethos, and fut...