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⚡️ TFTC: A Bitcoin Podcast

by Marty Bent

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TFTC is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.
https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt

Recent Episodes

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap 199: Bitcoin is dead, we're cancelling the show

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- terra "stablecoin" blows up- treasury sanctions custodial bitcoin mixer blender(.)io - cashapp $1.73B in bitcoin sales Q1, $43M profit - coinbase $309B volume Q1, $430M loss - chainalysis valued at $8.6B - joinmarket v0.9.6 - arti v0.3.0 Tor rust client - casa launches api - rusty russell releases alternative covenants proposal - conversation with rusty on his proposal on dispatch - spiral post on supporting open source - george...

⚡️ #332: Developing bitcoin developers with Kyle Murphy and Lisa Neigut

Join Marty as he sits down with Kyle Murphy and Lisa Neigut to discuss what it takes to attract and train bitcoin developers who go on to build companies.Learn more about bitcoin++Learn more about Base58:Learn more about Pleb Lab:Follow Kyle on Twitter:Follow Lisa on Twitter:Shoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlCrowdHealth

⚡️ #331: The state of global energy markets with Anas Alhajji

Join Marty as he sits down with Anas Alhajji to discuss the state of global energy markets.Follow Anas on TwitterLearn more from AnasShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ #330: Preventative care with Dr. Mary Caire

Join Marty as he sits down with Dr. Mary Caire to discuss the perverse incentives of the pharmaceutical industry.Follow Dr. Mary Caire on twitterLearn more about Dr. Mary CaireShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #198: The government spies and lies

 This week Marty and Matt discuss: - coinbase launches revamped surveillance product  - SEC doubles size of "crypto assets" unit  - cdc tracked the location of millions of americans without a warrant  - fbi did millions of searches of americans data last year without a warrant  - bitcoin mining council submits letter to EPA  - how women view bitcoin  - mycitadel v1.0  - seed tool v1.0.4  - tor v0.4.7.7   - cold card upgrade- lightning multiplexer  - new light...

⚡️ #329: Back to basics with the TFTC Godfather Louis Roberts

Join Marty as he sits down with Louis Roberts to reminisce about the last five years of TFTC.Follow Louis on TwitterLearn more about TendiesShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ #328: The pitfalls of the Fiat Standard with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Join Marty as he sits down with Dr. Saifedean Ammous to discuss the pitfalls of the Fiat Standard.Follow Saif on TwitterRead more about The Fiat StandardShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ #327: Healthcare on a Bitcoin Standard with Andy Schoonover

Join Marty as he sits down with Andy Schoonover, CEO of CrowdHealth, to discuss the problems with the health care system, how CrowdHealth is providing better product, and how bitcoin can fix the health insurance industry.Follow Andy on TwitterLearn more about CrowdHealthShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #197: The Disinformation Governance Board is here to tell you how to think

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- ukraine central bank bans bitcoin - binance and the FSB - HRF announces five bitcoin in new grants - central african republic makes bitcoin a legal tender - bitcoin core v23.0 - btcpay v1.5.0 - fountain podcasts v0.3.16 - braiins farm proxy reduces data usage - amboss magma- synonym launches blocktank LSP - americans can now pay bills through bitrefill - bitcoin jungle in costa rica - Apple P...

⚡️ #326: Understanding Taro with Olaoluwa Osuntokun

Join Marty as he sits down with Olaoluwa Osuntokun AKA @roasbeef, CTO at Lightning Labs, to discuss Taro - Taproot Asset Representation Overlay and what it means for the LNP/BP stack.Follow Olaoluwa on TwitterContribute to his GitHubShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #196: Sanctions on Russian bitcoin miners and the escalating energy and food crisis

This week Marty and Matt as they discuss:- TSMC Raises $3.5 Billion to build facility in Arizona - Binance Accounts of Russians with over 10K Euros will be closed in 90 days - Russian Mining Firm Bitriver hit with sanctions - Compass Mining announces they were using Bitriver for russian hosting and all miners will be shut off and liquidated - NY Man running Bitcoin ATMS charged with money laundering - Bitcoin for Local Businesses- Bitcoin Magazine Partners with Ukranian NBA Players for H...

⚡️ #325: Texas beef and decentralizing the food supply with Texas Slim, Cole Bolton, and Parker Lewis

Join Marty as he sits down with Texas Slim, Cole Bolton and Parker Lewis to discuss the decentralization of our food supply.Get Tickets to The Beef Initiative Conference Learn more about The Beef Initiative Purchase meat from K and C Cattle Follow Texas Slim on Twitter Follow Parker Lewis on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ #324: There is no climate emergency with Tom Nelson

Join Marty as he sits down with Tom Nelson to explain why there is no climate emergency.Follow Tom Nelson on Twitter Read everything Tom writes at Tom Nelson and BlogspotShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #195: The nation state bankruptcy wave is upon us

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- Official US inflation number hits 8.5%, 40 year high- Sri Lanka declares bankruptcy - Eth Dev sentenced to over 5 years in jail for sanctions violation  - Strike to bring lightning to merchants - Robinhood enables withdrawals and adds lightning support - Bitpay adds lightning support - Janet Yellen explains bitcoin - CNBC on bitcoin helping refugees with cross border payments - New bitcoin seed tool - New Zoltan piece Shoutou...

⚡️ #323: The Global Spring has sprung with Tom Luongo

Join Marty as he sits down with Tom Luongo to discuss the state of the world.Follow Tom Luongo on TwitterRead everything Tom writes at Gold Goats 'n GunsShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #194: Live from the open source stage

This week Marty and Matt are in Miami for the Bitcoin 2022 Conference. They are joined live on the Open Source stage with Craig Raw, Wiz and Steve Barbour.Follow Craig on TwitterFollow Wiz on TwitterFollow Steve on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodl

⚡️ #322: Building the reputation layer for social with Maciek

Join Marty as he sits down with Maciek of Hive oneFollow Maciek on TwitterFollow Hive.one on TwitterRead more about Hive.oneShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #321: Unapologetic freedom with Justin Rezvani and JP Sears

Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Rezvani and JP SearsFollow Justin on TwitterFollow JP on TwitterFollow Zion on TwitterPurchase the book Unapologetic FreedomShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #193: The unjust laws are on the rise

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - EU Parliament votes for more bitcoin surveillance and restrictions- mempool space launches new mining dashboard- kraken adds lightning support- new hub for bitcoin bounties- c-lightning changes name to core lightning- bitmex bank purchase falls through- nix-bitcoin launches security fund- chrome vulnerability update asap- gitlab vulnerability update asap- standard sats proposal- joinmarket webui v0.0.5- sparrow w...

⚡️ #320: Pushing the design limits of bitcoin with Super Testnet

Join Marty as he sits down with Super Testnet.Find everything Super creates on his GithubFollow Super on TwitterFind out more about Lightning EscrowShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #319: The "adults in the room" are beating the war drums with Michael Tracey

Join Marty as he sits down with journalist Michael Tracey to discuss the current corporate press coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war and what the "adults in the room" are pushing for.Read everything Michael writes at SubstackFollow Michael on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #318: Circular economy, freelancing and earning bitcoin with John Zaprite

Join Marty as he sits down with John from ZapriteFind out more about ZapriteFollow Zaprite on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #192: Bitcoin Merges with the Energy Sector

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - hubspot data leak impacted 30 cryptocurrency companies including nydig, swan, and blockfi - if you were affected by hubspot compromise read this thread - exxon expands bitcoin mining pilot to four countries - russia open to selling natural gas for bitcoin, gold, and non dollar fiat - thailand announces bitcoin payments ban - wasabi ceo says censorship decision and chain surveillance partnership was voluntary- alby v.17.0 adds keysend support - sparrow wallet v1.6.2 adds full bip47 support...

⚡️ #317: Exposing environmental LARPs with Mike Umbro

Join Marty as he sits down with Mike Umbro.Follow Mike on TwitterRead more about Mike at FieldView CapitalShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #316: Discussing critical thinking in today's age with Edward Dowd

Join Marty as he sits down with Edward Dowd. I'm sitting down with to discuss critical thinking in today's age.Follow Ed Dowd on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap 191: The Gang is back in person

This week Marty and Matt are discussing:- Unchained Data Leak- Arthur Hayes. Energy Cancelled- Stratum V2- Wasabi doing chain surveillance- Kazakhstan Mining Equipment / Did not ban proof of work- Block releases hardware wallet info- UK Bitcoin ATMs forcing shutdownShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #315: The return of NVK

Join Marty as he sits down with NVK, the fearless leader of Coinkite, to talk about a little bit of everything.Follow NVK on TwitterFollow Coinkite on TwitterPurchase all Coinkite products discussed on the show.Shoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offDownload Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #314: Group hang with CK, Pete Rizzo and Dylan LeClair

Join Marty as he sits down with CK, Pete Rizzo and Dylan LeClair from Bitcoin Magazine to talk about Bitcoin 2022 and building BTC Media into what it is today.Follow CK on TwitterFollow Pete Rizzo on TwitterFollow Dylan LeClair on TwitterRead more from all the guys at Bitcoin Magazine.Shoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off  Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #313: The financial costs of war with Alex Gladstein

Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Gladstein to discuss how America has funded its wars over the last 70 years.Follow Alex Gladstein on TwitterPurchase Alex Gladstein new book, Check Your Financial PrivilegeShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off  Fountain Podcasts

⚡️ #312: The popping of the 100 year sovereign debt bubble with Luke Gromen

Join Marty as he sits down with Luke Gromen to discuss the global sovereign debt bubble that has been building for a century and why it may be beginning to pop.Follow Luke Gromen on TwitterRead more from Luke at: FFTT, LLCShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% offFountain Podcasts

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #190: Sanctions and the fall of the dollar

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- biden executive order is a nothing burger - 600K azteco locations in Nigeria, azteco locations in Canada- ukraine buys military gear with cryptocurrencies directly - warren crafts bill targeting cryptocurrency in russia sanctions - coinbase on their compliance and surveillance protocol - ftx on their compliance and surveillance protocol - senators look to lock down russias gold reserves - credit suisse "bretton woods II" - new initiative to roll out mesh nets in ukraine...

⚡️ #311: Surging commodities prices, de-dollarization and bitcoin with Lawrence Lepard

Join Marty as he sits back down with Lawrence Lepard and discuss surging commodities prices, de-dollarization and bitcoin.Follow Lawrence Lepard on TwitterRead more from Lawrence at Equity Management AssociatesShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #310: Q4 2021 monetary base update and the macro landscape with Matthew Mežinskis

Join Marty as he sits back down with Matthew Mežinskis to discuss the Q4 2021 monetary base update and the macro landscape.Follow Matthew Mežinskis on TwitterRead everything discussed at: Porkopolis EconomicsShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #189: Ti wuz here

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- how bitcoin helped a Ukraine refugee escape - powell mentions need for more bitcoin regs due to sanction - biden admin asking crypto exchanges to help ensure russians are not breaking sanctions - visa and mastercard block russian banks from networks - rust bip47 library - robosats p2p exchange - bitmex founders plead guilty, $10M fine, 6-12 months prison, each - zeus v0.6.0 - sparrow v1.6.0 - raspiblitz v1.7.2 - umbrel v...

⚡️ #309: An alternative perspective on the state of the world with London Paul

Join Marty as he sits down with London Paul to discuss what is happening in the world right now. Are sanctions effective? What led us to this situation? Is de-dollarization accelerating?Follow London Paul on TwitterCheck out The Sirius ReportShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #188: Chaos in the world

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- Russia Ukraine Conflict- Canada Protest- Marty on Tucker Carlson- Wasabi Wallet De-mix- "Okay So Your Bank Account Is Frozen" Starter Pack- Lightning LabsShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #308: Becoming un-cancelable with Mark Jeftovic

Join Marty as he sits down with Mark Jeftovic to discuss Bitcoin, tyranny in Canada, and becoming un-cancelable.Follow Mark Jeftovic on TwitterCheck out his WritingShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #187: Freedom Money

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- Canada uses "emergency powers" to target bank accounts, bitcoin, funding, and insurance of protestors - Bitcoin protest fundraiser voluntarily shuts down while they determine best way to distribute funds - Canadian RCMP issues blacklist notice for bitcoin addresses connected to protest - Apple patches zero day exploit, update your devices- Biden expected to issue an executive order related to bitcoin regulation next week- US Gov seizes $7B held by Afghan Central Bank- secret unapproved cia dat...

⚡️ #307: Medical censorship with Doc Woods

Join Marty as he sits down with Dr. Woods, a career long physician who had was fired for prescribing medicine.Shoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #306: Bitcoin in Ohio with Josh Mandel

Join Marty as he sits down with Josh Mandel, Republican Senate Candidate out of Ohio, to discuss Bitcoin, populism, and the inner workings of Ohio politics.Follow Josh Mandel TwitterSupport his campaign at JoshMandel.com Donate to his campaign via BitcoinShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #305: Fire, Bitcoin and Teleportation with Aleks Svetski

Join Marty as he sits down with Aleks Svetski to discuss the parallels between fire, bitcoin and teleportation.Follow Aleks Svetskion TwitterCheck out his WritingCheck out his Wake Up PodcastShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #186: High inflation, beautiful honking and rising taxes on miners

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- married couple arrested and 96K bitcoin seized over 2016 bitfinex hack - canadian protests bitcoin fundraiser over 15 bitcoin - KPMG Canada adds bitcoin to treasury - Russia shares bitcoin regulation plan - bitcoin design guide v2 launched - Kazakhstan floats 500% tax increase on bitcoin miners - EARN IT Bill proposed to scan all online messages - sensei...

⚡️ #304: Bitcoin and Energy with Max Gagliardi

Join Marty as he sits down with Max Gagliardi, host of Talk.Energy, to discuss the state of Bitcoin and energy.Follow Max Gagliardi on TwitterCheck out his podcast Talk.Energy Learn more about Ancova Digital Shoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #303: Falling down the WEF rabbit hole with Jesse Matchey

Join Marty as he sits down with retired Army Blackhawk Pilot Jesse Matchey to discuss the WEF rabbit hole.Follow Jesse Matchey on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #302: The state of our food supply with Texas Slim and Cole Bolton

Join Marty as he sits down with Texas Slim, founder of The Beef Initiative, and Cole Bolton, founder of K&C Cattle Co, to discuss the state of the food supply.Follow Texas Slim on TwitterFollow Beef Initiative on TwitterLearn more about the Beef InitiativeVisit K&C Cattle CoShoutout to our sponsors:Unchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #185: Currency crises, cold weather, and good bitcoin mining tax news

This week Marty and Matt discuss:- canadian truckers gofundme suspended "under review" - sparrow, bluewallet, and trezor remove AOPP support- why AOPP is a risk- Biden considering executive order against bitcoin - Congressman Davidson supports financial privacy - bill introduced to make bitcoin a legal tender in arizona - IRS signals retreat on block reward taxation - Kraken launches proof of reserves tool- Fulcrum electrum server much more performant than electrs or electrumx - Saylor and Do...

⚡️ #301: A Check-in with Dave Collum

Join Marty as he sits down with Dave Collum to discuss the state of the world.Follow Dave Collum on TwitterRead Dave Collum 2021 Year in Review: The Rise of Centralized HealthcareShoutout to our sponsors:Cash AppUnchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ #300: Doomer optimism with Tucker Max

Join Marty as he sits down with Tucker Max to discuss doomer optimism and Bitcoin.Follow Tucker on TwitterFind out more about Tucker at TuckerMax.comShoutout to our sponsors:Cash AppUnchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

⚡️ Rabbit Hole Recap #184: The IRS wants your face and the Treasury hates you

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - new bill would allow US Treasury to prohibit any transaction without public notice or input- robinhood starts rollout of bitcoin withdrawals- coldcard MK4 presales open- bitcoin mining difficulty hits new all time high- Phoenix v1.4.20- Bisq v1.8.2- Zap v0.7.6-beta- Joininbox v0.6.6- BTCPay Server v1.4.0- nix-bitcoin v0.0.63- Sphinx Relay v2.2.5- Lightning Terminal v0.6.2-alpha- satoshi energy...

⚡️ #299: North American mining (pools) with Alex Brammer

Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Brammer from Luxor Mining to discuss the state of North American Bitcoin mining.Follow Alex on TwitterFollow Luxor Mining on TwitterShoutout to our sponsors:Cash AppUnchained CapitalBraiinsHodlHodlBitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off