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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

⚡️ 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...

⚡️ Freedom Technologies & Civil Disobedience with Austin Hill

“There are so many opportunities to use freedom technologies to build civil disobedience, to put power into the hands of individuals, and Bitcoin’s a part of that.”— Austin HillAustin Hill is a cypherpunk & former Blockstream CEO. In this interview, we discuss the dangers of absolutism within Bitcoin’s community, building consensus in promoting freedom money, and advancing the human condition. - - - - The development and adoption of Bitcoin is predicated upon a reaction to the manifest failures of current economic and political structures. The associated need to defend Bitcoin fr...

⚡️ The Distortion of Money with Jeff Booth

“These ideas of communism and free-market collide, and they’re both communism over time. And that sounds harsh, but it’s a control structure. There is no free market, if there’s a distortion of money, because everything else is on top of that distortion of money.”— Jeff BoothJeff Booth is Entrepreneur and Author of ‘The Price of Tomorrow’. In this interview, we discuss the distortion of money, how Bitcoin can herald in a fairer system based on truth and a free market of ideas, and the transition from scarcity to abundance. - - - - Bi...

⚡️ The Moral Case for Bitcoin with Jimmy Song

“The moral case for Bitcoin is that you don’t have this cesspool of theft, corruption and cronyism that you do with the US dollar. Fiat money is just straight up evil, it is an institution of corruption, of theft, of extracting value from people that can least afford it; and bitcoin is one that’s way fairer.”— Jimmy SongJimmy Song is a Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur. In this interview, we discuss Bitcoin’s growing political power, how Lightning has better privacy properties than Monero, why decentralisation is binary, and the moral case for Bitcoin....

⚡️ End of the Long-Term Debt Cycle with Dylan LeClair

“There’s some pretty big stuff happening behind the scenes. I’m no commodities expert, I’m not in this every day, but I’ve been watching the charts and it’s like, my god, there’s something’s breaking. You see volatility across commodities, equities, credit markets, foreign exchange. I think it’s going to intensify, there’s no happy ending here over the short term.”— Dylan LeClairDylan LeClair is a Bitcoin and macro analyst working for Bitcoin Magazine. In this interview, we discuss the playing out of the long term debt cycle, the coming commodity wars, h...

⚡️ Free Speech & Printed Guns with Cody Wilson

“What’s a desperate decision that can actually start a symbolic chain reaction? And then how do I pursue that? How do I do something like an artistic act or a creative object that could be received by an audience as this kind of provocation to initiate some type of chain reaction?”— Cody WilsonCody Wilson is the founder and director of Defence Distributed and the face of 3D guns, and Jessica Solce is an acclaimed film-maker currently documenting his story. In this interview, we discuss the intersection of the right to bear arms and the right to...

⚡️ Beyond Bitcoin Maximalism with Pete Rizzo

“We’ve swung very heavily towards putting bitcoin’s asset on this pedestal, that Bitcoin is this asset that does not compete with anything, but it has these Invincible qualities. And I think that what we might find is that we’ve over-optimised for that.”— Pete RizzoPete Rizzo is the editor of Bitcoin Magazine, and one of the industries leading journalists. In this interview, we discuss the evolving narratives used by Bitcoin maximalists, fundamental questions of who Bitcoin is for and what it will be, and what lies beyond maximalism. - - - - Th...

⚡️ Collectivism v Individualism with Robert Breedlove

“What the fuck is society? Is it this group of people? Is it that group of people? It’s a useful fiction – we’re describing a group of people with a fictional term, like society, or collectivist, or communist, or whatever the term is, and you don’t know who’s included and excluded from that group so you can never have clarity of conversation; whereas if you focus on the individual, that’s very clear where the individual starts and ends.”— Robert BreedloveRobert Breedlove is a philosopher within the Bitcoin space. In this interview, we discuss useful...

⚡️ Innovating on Bitcoin with Steve Lee

“If it’s too hard to manage your own keys, which even today it is too hard for people, that we wind up in a world in which just a few global custodians hold all the keys and that’s unlikely to result in the Bitcoin that we know and love and want to see for the world; so it’s very important that a sizable percentage of Bitcoin users are controlling their own keys.”— Steve LeeSteve Lee is Lead at Spiral, a subsidiary of Block. In this interview, we discuss how Spiral is enabling lightning in...

⚡️ Hyperbitcoinisation with Christian Keroles

“I feel like so many people that have multiple Bitcoins, 100% of their focus is to get more Bitcoin, or they’re playing this trading game, and they just don’t appreciate how many Bitcoin they already have. I’m just saying, appreciate your Bitcoin man. If you have one Bitcoin, respect that, that is generational wealth, respect that one Bitcoin could mean such an enormous amount to your lineage, and treat it as such.”— Christian KerolesChristian Keroles is Managing Director of Bitcoin Magazine. In this interview, we discuss hyperbitcoinisation as a zero-sum game and how that could l...

⚡️ Bitcoin’s Clean Energy Revolution with Nic Carter & Troy Cross

“The best new idea I’ve come across… it’s a market-based, voluntary, bottom-up mechanism to resolve individual qualms around sustainability relating to ownership of bitcoin.”— Nic CarterNic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures, and Troy Cross is a Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute. In this interview, we discuss Bitcoin mining as an ESG offset and how Bitcoin miners could be the frontier of energy development whilst helping nations attain energy sovereignty. - - - - The two extremes of the climate change debate are engaged in a zero-sum game...

⚡️ Truth, Energy, & Bitcoin with Marty Bent

“Once you have international trade getting settled in Bitcoin instead of the dollar, I think that’s when you’ll know: alright, we’re under a Bitcoin standard. ”— Marty BentMarty Bent is the founder of the Bitcoin focused media company TFTC.io, Venture Partner at Ten31, and Director of Cathedra Bitcoin. In this interview, we discuss resisting centralised narratives around the Ukraine/Russia conflict and the push for ESG and renewable energy. - - - - The fragmentation of modern media provides access to a limitless supply of analysis, interpretations, and opinions. But...

⚡️ Bitcoin Is for Anyone with David Zell

“Most people are good, and have good ambitions for the world, and want things to be better, and so the goal is not to just scream at someone when you disagree with them, it’s to figure out what values you share; and, in the case of advocating for Bitcoin, for example, showing how Bitcoin leads to those values.”— David ZellDavid Zell is a co-founder of the Bitcoin Policy Institute and Director of Policy at BTC Inc. In this interview, we discuss echo chambers and groupthink, how Bitcoin being for everyone makes it stronger, the threat o...

⚡️ A Progressive View of Bitcoin with Margot Paez

“How do we get to the point where people can talk to each other? The only place where I’ve really seen that happen is in Bitcoin; so to me the social value of Bitcoin is massive because here we’re forced to talk to each other.”— Margot PaezMargot Paez is a Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute specialising in Renewable Energy and Environmental Studies. In this interview, we discuss the Occupy movement, a broken capitalist system, and a pragmatic approach to our energy future.- - - - Bitcoin is often l...

⚡️ Bitcoin & National Security with Matthew Pines

“A legit Central Bank, with a material amount of capital moving into Bitcoin, it was entirely a theoretical proposition. I think what’s happened in the past two weeks has made that now plausible… you could see it in the next year or two – that is kind of a game-changer.”— Matthew PinesMatthew Pines is a Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute specializing in national security. In this interview, we discuss modelling complex systems, current US national security priorities, and how Bitcoin can help maintain US hegemony. - - - - We live in unpr...

⚡️ The End of the Dollar Hegemony with Nic Carter

“Right now the integrity of the dollar is in question, people don’t trust US power, US is withdrawing from the international sphere, the international institutions we set up in 1944 are fraying; nobody really trusts them anymore.”— Nic CarterNic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder and Chairman of Coin Metrics. In this interview, we discuss the seizure of Russian Central Bank assets by the G7, the demise of US hegemony, and a multipolar multi-reserve world.- - - - Whilst it is arguable whether America’s geopolitical reach can...

⚡️ Economic Warfare in Russia & Ukraine with Lyn Alden

“We’ve assumed global peace: no geopolitical issues, we’re all gonna kumbaya, get together; and as we enter a world where that’s not the case anymore, we have to put more resiliency into our supply chains, more duplication – so if you have to duplicate things, it’s inherently less efficient, and more inflationary, but more resilient.”— Lyn AldenLyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss the economic impacts of the Ukraine Russia conflict, including the effect of sanctions on Russia, wider global impacts, and the responses of individuals, companies, and n...

⚡️ The Background to the Russia-Ukraine War with Scott Horton

“You hear this all the time: well, how come Ukraine doesn’t have the right to join whatever military alliance they want? You hear that every day, all day, well, just think about that. Is that really true? Is anyone thinking for a minute that Canada and Mexico have the right to join into a military alliance with Russia and China? Or is that absolutely preposterous?”— Scott HortonScott Horton is an anti-war radio host, podcaster, and author. In this interview, we discuss whether there are any just wars, the Ukraine/Russia conflict, and how a chain re...

⚡️ The Growth of Decentralisation with Travis Kling

“I think the digital world is going to continue to eat the analogue world and how dystopian or not that ends up being will be entirely a function of the individuals that are working towards one eventual outcome or the other, which is what makes doing this type of work to me so worth doing.”— Travis Kling- - - -Travis Kling is the Chief Investment Officer and Ikigai. In this interview, we discuss the need for decentralization, Bitcoin as pristine collateral and whether we’re living in a simulation. - - - -

⚡️ The Future of Bitcoin Banking with Bill Barhydt

“All those bankers we just talked about would laugh at this conversation because they would say, ‘what the fuck are you talking about? Bitcoin standard? Bitcoin is a joke.’… It’s like buying Facebook stock 15 years ago, you know, it’s going up in price. ‘I’m going to make some money. What are you guys talking about, Bitcoin banking?’”— Bill Barhydt- - - -Bill Barhydt is the CEO and Founder of Abra. In this interview, we discuss institutional investment, the long term debt cycle, the end of fractional reserve banking and how Bill gave away tho...

⚡️ A Bitcoin Civilization with Ragnar Lifthrasir

“You have a right to free speech and a right to religion, but I think the first right is a right to survive; your first human right is the right to live, your first human right is a right to defend yourself, and so when you don’t have a gun you simply can’t effectively do that.”— Ragnar LifthrasirLocation: Los AngelesDate: Saturday 5th FebruaryCompany: Guns N’ BitcoinRole: Chief Range OfficerPro-freedom principles are deep rooted in the Amercian psyche. Liberty is a cornerstone of the US Constitution...

⚡️ Don’t Get Bitcoin Rekt with Andy Edstrom

“Bitcoin is this unbelievably unparalleled asset, that respects your time spent, and your labour, and it puts it into this safe and growing in value bank in cyberspace as Saylor says. But you can screw it up if you lever it... levering Bitcoin literally inverts 180 degrees the way that Bitcoin otherwise respects your time.”— Andy EdstromLocation: Los AngelesDate: Friday 4th FebruaryCompany: Swan BitcoinRole: Head of Institutional InvestmentAs with all assets and commodities, a myriad of financial instruments have been developed around Bitcoin. The riskier end of the sp...

⚡️ CBDCs: the Good, the Bad & the Totalitarian with Nik Bhatia

“You’ll have Fed coin, JPMorgan coin, Bitcoin, Tether… you have the right to choose how to denominate your labour, your earnings, your savings; and I think that’s the future that we’re in for is this era of currency choice. And thank God for Bitcoin.”— Nik BhatiaLocation: Los AngelesDate: Friday 4th FebruaryCompany: USC Marshall School of BusinessRole: Author and Adjunct Professor of FinanceBitcoin empowers individuals, the threat to the state is clear. As the New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz asserted in December 2020: “We must do everything po...

⚡️ The Economics of War with Alex Gladstein

“Bitcoin stands alone in the world as the only currency that’s non-political. And that’s why I think it’s the only one that has a shot to be this neutral reserve asset that would be globally restraining equally among all players.”— Alex GladsteinLocation: San FranciscoDate: Monday 7th FebruaryProject: Human Rights FoundationRole: Chief Strategy OfficerThe majority of citizens of developed countries are blind to the true cost of modern warfare. Wars are fought in far off lands by technically advanced and voluntary armies; few people have direct...

⚡️ What Drives Wealth Inequality? with Lyn Alden

“And you can even consider Bitcoin as a type of populism, but I would just describe it as one of the better types of populism; basically, it’s people rallying behind a new network effect technology, and saying that this is the solution.”— Lyn AldenLocation: RemoteDate: Tuesday 22nd FebruaryProject: lynalden.comRole: MacroeconomistWealth inequality is as an emotive subject as any. At a minimum it can divide societies, pitting citizens against each other. If left to deteriorate and fester it can lead to populist uprisings. Both sid...

⚡️ Bitcoin & the Culture Wars with Eric Weinstein

“There’s something about the way in which money, and China, and law, and the US government, and technology interact…every institutional player, at some level it seems of any size, capitulates; everybody’s recording a hostage video at the institutional level.”— Eric WeinsteinLocation: Los AngelesDate: Friday 4th FebruaryCompany: Thiel CapitalRole: MDCulture wars, identity politics, the intellectual dark web, audience capture: this is the well-worn nomenclature used to define the battles of open discourse that have been raging over the past few years. Retaining an authentic and honest v...

⚡️ The Threat of Peak Centralisation with Mark Moss

“When I turned 18 and I could vote my dad told me just always remember one thing: every new law whether it’s good or bad is less freedom… I would always err to the side of allowing other people to make decisions for themselves, because what I see today is these leaders think – and they’ve openly said it – that you’re not smart enough to make decisions on your own, and I think that’s wrong.”— Mark MossLocation: Los AngelesDate: Thursday 3rd FebruaryProject: Market Disrupters LiveRole: Market AnalystIn the last sh...

⚡️ Can Bitcoin Save The American Dream? with Natalie Brunell

“Our system is so broken and messed up… and I want to fix it because people don’t deserve to live like this. They deserve to just be able to make money and keep it without losing value.”— Natalie BrunellLocation: Los AngelesDate: Thursday 3rd FebruaryProject: Coin Stories podcastRole: JournalistThe American Dream has enabled the US to act as a beacon to the world: freedom and opportunity are available to all who are willing to strive, sacrifice, and work hard. This ethos was a powerful soft weapon during the...

⚡️ Can Bitcoin Mining Save the Environment? with Troy Cross

“Bitcoin is a perfect match for renewable energy, it helps monetize the build-out of renewable energy, it helps monetize the operation of renewable energy, it helps to stabilise the grid; and we need it to happen at a massive scale, a massive scale.”— Troy CrossLocation: San FranciscoDate: Tuesday 8th FebruaryProject: Bitcoin Policy InstituteRole: FellowOn both sides of the Atlantic, politicians and regulators are questioning the sustainability of Bitcoin mining. These positions knowingly or unknowingly use narratives and statistics that have been widely dispelled by authorities within our in...

⚡️ Will Bitcoin End Central Banking? with Eric Yakes

“Now that we’ve got a technology that actually is not only immutable, but it’s better in terms of every other category for money; it’s a true innovation and the strongest sense of the word we can prioritise that as something that we should value as part of money now and we can say: ‘okay, we don’t even need this trade-off anymore,’ we’ve literally just innovated that away.”— Eric YakesLocation: Los AngelesDate: Wednesday 2nd FebruaryCompany: IndependentRole: AuthorThe Bitcoin rabbit hole is a confusing, perplexin...

⚡️ Web3 Does Not Exist with American HODL & Junseth

“Every time this thing pumps a million billion new people coming in and all of them run through the exact same fucking scams again and again and again, and they get here and they pretend like they know what they’re talking about and it’s literally a manifestation of… I just heard about Bitcoin and I’m here to fix it.”— JunsethLocation: Los AngelesDate: Wednesday 2nd FebruaryCompany: N/ARole: N/AWeb3 is a co-opted term that was originally used to describe an internet that gives users greater...

⚡️ Orange Pilling the IMF with Jack Mallers

“Western Union can’t allow me to pay for my coffee, Visa won’t allow me to remit money? Lightning does both and better and open and global, and so you guys come play on my court, and let’s see who can develop the best experience for the consumer, because I bet all my life I can build a better experience on the Lightning Network than Jamie Dimon.”— Jack MallersLocation: Los AngelesDate: Tuesday 1st FebruaryProject: StrikeRole: CEOOver the past few years, Jack Mallers has made your “bank a...

⚡️ Bitcoin & The Canadian Truckers with Greg Foss & NobodyCaribou

“Here’s the why, why are people gathered in Ottawa and why are people congregating in major cities in Canada, and the why is Canadians are tired of being lied to and now they’re taking responsibility to claim their freedom; it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Hispanic, Indian, Chinese, indigenous, vaccinated, unvaccinated, Canada’s a very diverse melting pot…and everyone is coming together to say no.”— NobodyCaribouLocation: RemoteDate: Friday 4th FebruaryProject: @HonkHonkHodlCovid-19 mandates have evolved across the world over the past few years. Such mandates invo...

⚡️ Bitcoin & Personal Proof of Work with Sean Culkin

“There’s balance in life, you only get one life, you just want to be so detailed, act like a robot… no, no, live; just moderation, you’ve got to find out what works for you. But when you aren’t happy and satisfied with your current situation you have to make changes, and you’ve got to be intentional, proactive, develop a plan, and stick to it.”— Sean CulkinLocation: Los AngelesDate: Wednesday 2nd FebruaryCompany/project: TBARole: Retired Tight EndSean Culkin has lived the dream. An all-round sports...

⚡️ Is There Life After Democracy? with Vijay Boyapati

“I think we are very close to a catastrophic end for our civilisation… the earth is our womb, we were born and grew in the womb, but eventually, we have to escape; if we don’t escape that’s it - we’re never going to answer the big questions, we’re never going to survive as a species, we have to escape the earth.”— Vijay BoyapatiLocation: Los AngelesDate: Tuesday 1st FebruaryCompany: IndependentRole: Software Engineer and AuthorIn 2005 Ray Kurzweil introduced the idea of the singularity: a point in the nea...

⚡️ Is the Bitcoin Bottom in? with Willy Woo

“Structurally on-chain it’s not a bear market set up; even though I would say we’re at peak fear, no doubt about it, people are really scared - which is typically…it’s an opportunity to buy.”— Willy WooLocation: RemoteDate: Thursday 27th JanuaryCompany: HypersheetRole: Co-FounderGiven the unprecedented combination of events that impacted Bitcoin in 2021, it is perhaps not surprising that the market currently feels like it’s in uncharted territory. Patterns of trading behaviour have changed, new investors and trading instruments are influencing the price, and the old cycl...

⚡️ Is the US Equity Bullrun Over? With Lyn Alden

“The challenge that central banks face around the world is death by ice or fire; do you want things to unravel in a deflationary collapse, or do you want to keep stoking the fire of inflation… in history, the vast majority of fiat currency regimes die by fire, not by ice - when push comes to shove, they print.”— Lyn AldenLocation: RemoteDate: Wednesday 26th JanuaryCompany: lynalden.comRole: MacroeconomistJanuary 2022 has been tough for Bitcoiners, a lacklustre end to 2021 has been followed by a drawdown. However, the stagnation of Bitco...

⚡️ The Breakdown of Trust with Balaji Srinivasan & Glenn Greenwald

“What I ultimately want to do with this Bitcoin discourse is try and bring as many people as possible to talk about it in a way that ceases to alienate particular ideological camps who for whatever reason have been trained quite effectively to be hostile to a technology that can actually empower them.”— Glenn GreenwaldLocation: RemoteDate: Monday 24th JanuaryProject: balajis.com, glenngreenwald.com.brRole: Angel Investor & Entrepreneur, Journalist and AuthorUS exceptionalism and continuance of its role as the world's leading power is under threat. Whilst it is arg...