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The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast is on a mission to stay on top of what's happening with everything Bitcoin, guiding listeners through the major stories shaping the price, philosophy and community around the financial revolution. The show will also feature brief interviews from leading experts in the sp… read more

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Bitcoin in Asia - Bitcoin Hardware and Security with Lixin Liu of Cobo Vault BIA 31

November 30th, 2020

45:41

Our guest this week is Lixin Liu head of hardware at Cobo and creator of Cobo Vault out of Shanghai. Lixin’s background in hardware and international …

Bitcoin's Nature w/ Gigi - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 27th, 2020

42:50

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast ck and Dergigi Bitcoiner and senior developer at Swan Bitcoin take a deep dive the Bitcoin rabbit …

Fed Watch - The Inevitable Path for Central Banks w/ Jeff Booth - FED 31

November 26th, 2020

48:32

In this episode of Fed Watch, Christian and I are joined by Jeff Booth. It results in a show that is unlike any other interview with Jeff you may …

The Fiat Standard w/ Saifedean Ammous - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 25th, 2020

42:17

In this podcast, Saifedean and Nik dive into multiple topics surrounding fiat money such as the underlying technology behind fiat, the debt standard, …

Securing Bitcoin With Zach Herbert - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 24th, 2020

39:25

Join CK and the CEO and cofounder of Foundation Devices Zach Herbert as they sit down to discuss Foundation Devices' launch and their first product the Passport Hardware Wallet. 

In the conversation CK and Zach dive …

Bitcoin in Asia - Coordinating Bitcoin Upgrades with Poolin's Alejandro De La Torre - BIA 30

November 23rd, 2020

40:02

Our guest this week is Alejandro De Le Torre, Vice President at Poolin. Alejandro and Poolin have launched taprootactivation.com to improve on the …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Erebus Attacks and how to stop them with ASMAP - NADO 18

November 20th, 2020

16:01

In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss the Erebus Attack. The episode is a follow-up from last week’s episode on …

Fed Watch - Financial Hurricanes and the Dollars Dilemma - FED 30

November 19th, 2020

33:15

This episode of Fed Watch is a cosmic ride though the broad topics of money, central banks, and bitcoin. Christian and Ansel start by extending the analogy of a financial hurricane, which Ansel spoke about in another …

Cynthia Lummis On Bringing Bitcoin To The U.S. Senate - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 18th, 2020

21:22

On November 3, 2020, the Associated Press declared Cynthia Lummis the winner of an open U.S. Senate seat for Wyoming, making her the first woman to ever represent the state in the upper chamber. But this wasn’t the only …

Bitcoin for the Masses w/ Alex Adelman - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 17th, 2020

26:02

In this week’s Bitcoin Magazine Podcast CK sits down with the CEO of Lolli Alex Adelman. Alex is a long time entrepreneur in the cash back and …

Bitcoin in Asia - The Godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum BIA 29

November 16th, 2020

44:37

We have very special episode this week featuring some of the godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum. This was recorded as a …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Bitcoin Eclipse Attacks And How To Stop Them - NADO 17

November 13th, 2020

20:33

In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss Eclipse attacks. More specifically, they discuss the 2015 paper “Eclipse Attacks on Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Network,” written by Ethan Heilman, Alison …

Governments Seek Encryption Backdoors, Bitcoin is Critical w/ Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin Magazine

November 12th, 2020

23:23

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Bitcoin Magazine's Peter Chawaga interviewed Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation about this dynamic between governments and encryption backdoors. The pair …

Fed Watch - The US Election and Bitcoin - FED 29

November 11th, 2020

38:11

Bitcoin has an unyielding apolitical nature, which oddly enough, makes it a political statement in today’s rampantly politicized world. In this …

Bitcoin Is A Necessity w/ Aleks Svetski - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 10th, 2020

45:14

CK sits down with founder of the Amber App and The Bitcoin Times Aleks Svetski to discuss his recent Bitcoin Magazine Article "Because Bitcoin Is A …

Fintech with Bitcoin w/ Simon Chamorro - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 9th, 2020

44:08

This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, ck sits down with Simon Chamorro to discuss Valiu his amazing dollar platform. We dive deep into how he …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Open Timestamps - NADO 16

November 6th, 2020

31:13

In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss Open Timestamps, a Bitcoin-based time stamping project by applied cryptography …

Fed Watch - Calculating Base Money with Matthew Mežinskis - FED 28

November 4th, 2020

1:01:01

Fed Watch Podcast Discussions on Base Money and Bitcoin

Our discussion on this episode of Fed Watch centers around “what is base money” and Matthew’s thoughts on some of the edge cases in the definition. We also attack …

Cypherpunks Write Code w/ Jim Epstein - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

November 2nd, 2020

52:44

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Bitcoin Magazine Technical Editor Aaron van Wirdum speaks with Jim Epstein, Executive Editor at Reason TV. Epstein recently produced a documentary mini series on the …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Utreexo w/ Ruben Somsen - NADO 15

October 30th, 2020

31:47

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors are once again joined by Ruben Somsen. This time, the trio doesn’t discuss one of Somsen’s own proposals, but they dive into a concept by Tadge Dryja called …

Curing the Plague of Shitcoinery w/ Thib Maréchal - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

October 26th, 2020

44:01

Printing is the plague and Bitcoin is the cure! In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, ck sits with Thib Maréchal to discuss the hsitory of …

Wasabi, Crypto Anarchy, Freedom, and Privacy w/ Max Hillebrand - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

October 25th, 2020

38:08

Ck sits down with Max Hillebrand (@HillebrandMax), prolific Bitcoin educator and member of ZK Snacks. We dive into updates on Wasabi Wallet (ZK …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Headers First, Assume Valid and Assume UTXO - NADO 14

October 23rd, 2020

23:22
On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss “Assume UTXO”, a proposal and project by Chaincode Labs alumni James O’Beirne.   One of the biggest bottlenecks for scaling Bitcoin — if not the …

Rodolfo Novak: Why Corporate Bitcoin Treasuries Help Us All - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

October 22nd, 2020

14:39

The last three months in Bitcoin have been marked by large corporate entities transitioning significant portions of their treasury holdings into …

Fed Watch - Bretton Woods 2.0 and CBDCs - FED 27

October 21st, 2020

33:43

In this episode, CK and I try to describe the scene, including a video message from Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, Washington, DC, on October 15th, titled A New Bretton Woods Moment and this IMF panel with …

Bitcoin in Asia - Running India's first Bitcoin Exchange with Unocoin CEO Sathvik Vishwanath BIA 28

October 19th, 2020

55:28

Our guest this week is Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO of India based Bitcoin exchange Unocoin. A tech entrepreneur who got into Bitcoin in 2013, starting a Bitcoin meetup group in Bangalore out of which came the founding team …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Bitcoin Core 0.21 supports Tor v3 - NADO 13

October 16th, 2020

18:49

Bitcoin Core 0.21 will support Tor v3 addresses. Aaron and Sjors explain what this means and why it matters, and also discuss how new Bitcoin nodes …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bitcoin Mining and Communications with Nishant Sharma - BIA 27

October 13th, 2020

45:52

Our guest this week is Nishant Sharma, a long time bitcoin mining industry insider in China who is now a founder and partner of BlocksBridge …

Bitcoin Booming Around the Globe w/ Ray Youssef - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

October 11th, 2020

30:43

Ck sits down with one of the most inspiring and impressive entrepreneurs in the Bitcoin industry. Ray Youssef is the head of Paxful, the leading p2p …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - The Perpetual One-Way Peg - NADO 12

October 9th, 2020

40:13

In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Ruben Somsen returns to explain his proposal to combine blind merged mining and perpetual one-way pegs in order to create a new type of sidechain. The bad news: it won't make …

Fed Watch - Macro Update! Bitcoin Winning Against Governments - FED 26

October 7th, 2020

34:14

This week, CK and Ansel recap prior guests, discuss recent Federal Reserve quiet, the ECB digital Euro study and trademarking of the term, and dive in deeply into the Bitmex, Bitcoin, and Tether. One of the big topics …

Bitcoin in Asia - Growing a Global Bitcoin Company with Huobi's Ciara Sun BIA 26

October 5th, 2020

56:07

Our guest this week is Ciara Sun, Head of Global Business and Markets at Huobi Group. Ciara joined Huobi in 2019 first focusing on growth of its …

Bitcoin in Venezuela 2020 w/ Alessandro Cecere (El Sultan Bitcoin)

October 3rd, 2020

40:23

As part of our Bitcoin in Venezuela double header, @ck_SNARKs and Venezuelan Bitcoin entrepreneur Alessandro Cecere ,@elsultanbitcoin, sit down to …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Accounts for Bitcoin, Easypaysy! - NADO 11

October 2nd, 2020

32:50

In this episode Sjors and Aaron discuss Jose Femenias' Easypaysy proposal, an account system for Bitcoin, on Bitcoin. They also announce groundbreaking news: The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado now has its own RSS-feed!

Aaron's …

Fed Watch - Economic Crisis Analysis w/ Lyn Alden - FED 25

September 30th, 2020

51:32

One of the great macro pundits of the last few years, Lyn Alden joins us, for one of the most important episodes of Fedwatch. Lyn has a fantastic grasp of history and macro economics. In this interview, we wanted to …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bitcoin in South Africa with Chris Becker BIA 25

September 28th, 2020

42:55

We are actually in South Africa this week after some newsworthy M&A there involving the Luno exchange and DCG. Our guest is Chris Becker, …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Explaining Signet - NADO 10

September 25th, 2020

15:26

Sjors and Aaron discuss Signet, a new type of testnet for Bitcoin that was merged into Bitcoin Core last week. They also discuss the original version of testnet and its problems, as well as alternative testing …

Fed Watch - Macro Economics and Central Banking 101 w/ Kenny Rowe - FED 24

September 23rd, 2020

45:53

This week on Bitcoin Magazine's Fed Watch, Ck and Ansel sit down with a Bitcoin OG and listener of the show, Kenny Rowe to answer his basic questions about the Fed and Macro. Kenny is currently at Urbit and has been …

Bitcoin, Human Rights, and the Oslo Freedom Forum W/ Alex Gladstein

September 22nd, 2020

35:46

This week CK and the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein sit down to discuss the current state of human rights, …

Bitcoin in Asia - An Institutional Approach with Dave Chapman BIA 24

September 21st, 2020

46:03

Our guest this week is Australian Hongkonger and Bitcoin entrepreneur Dave Chapman. Dave is the Executive Director of the publicly listed BC Group and its subsidiary OSL (osl.com), one of Asia's leading digital asset …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Schnorr Signatures and Libsec256k1 - Nado 9

September 18th, 2020

25:19

Schnorr signature support was merged into the libsec256k1 library last week. In the episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss what the libsecp256k1 library is, why it matters for Bitcoin, and what it …

Fed Watch - Long Live the Bond King w/ Steven Van Metre - FED 23

September 16th, 2020

36:41

Steven’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRIQM-CUkxVazVPv980YZsw

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetreSteven

In this interview, we are joined by macro commentator Steven Van Metre. He has become well-known for …

Bitcoin in Asia - Advertising Bitcoin with Leo Weese BIA 23

September 14th, 2020

1:01:32

Our guest this week is Leo Weese, a long time Bitcoiner in Hong Kong and a Cofounder and president of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. The Bitcoin Association has been a significant advocate for and communicator …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Statechains w/ Ruben Somsen - Nado 8

September 11th, 2020

40:40

Aaron and Sjors welcome their first guest on to the show, Ruben Somsen, to discuss his proposals for Statechains on Bitcoin! Statechains allow you to send keys not UTXO and it offers quite a few scaling and …

Fed Watch - Taking the Orange Pill w/ Stacy Herbert Fed Watch 22

September 9th, 2020

47:14

 In this interview, we are joined by bitcoin legend Stacy Herbert. We talk about her background in Hollywood and how she and Max found bitcoin. It is …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - What is an XPub? - Nado 7

September 4th, 2020

24:39

In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Sjors and Aaron explain what an xpub is and how it is used by Bitcoin wallets.

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Fed Watch - Surprising Admissions in the Fine Print from Jackson Hole - FED 21

September 3rd, 2020

34:20

This is Fed Watch, the Bitcoin Magazine podcast and show focused on bringing together the worlds of Macro Finance and Bitcoin. This week on Fed Watch hosts CK and Ansel Discuss Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell's speech at …

The Bitcoin Immune System w/ Cory Klippsten

September 2nd, 2020

39:59

CK and Cory Klippsten of Swan Bitcoin sit down for a wide ranging conversation covering Bitcoin, the Bitcoin Community, The importance of sound money …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Payment Pools and Taproot - NADO 6

August 28th, 2020

35:55

In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Sjors and Aaron discuss the future of Bitcoin Scaling. This podcast is all about Taproot and the cool …

Fed Watch - "Banking in The Shadows with Jeff Snider" - FED 20

August 26th, 2020

1:00:25

Today, we have the privilege to sit down with Head of Global Research at Alhambra Investments Jeff Snider. We run through the basics of the …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bank of Hodlers Founder and CEO Darshan Bathija BIA 22

August 24th, 2020

49:12

Our guest this week is Darshan Bathija, founder and CEO of Bank of Hodlers (bankofhodlers.com), an asset backed lending and borrowing platform that I think we will be hearing a lot more of in the future. The company …

Bitcoin Magazine Interview: Investing in Bitcoin with Brian Estes

August 21st, 2020

25:48

CK sits down with Brian Estes CEO of Blockchain fund Off The Chain Capital. We discuss Brian's story investing in Bitcoin and Bitcoin start ups and learn more about how Brian and Off The Chain think about Bitcoin and …

FED Watch - "FedNow and Bitcoin Bull"- FED 19

August 19th, 2020

29:22

This week CK and Ansel cover what’s new in the world of the Fed as well as riff on Bitcoin’s recent price action. 

Topics: 

FedNow payment network announcement 

Covering recent speech from Brainard of the Fed 

Bitcoin …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bitmain in North America with Raymond Walintukan BIA 21

August 10th, 2020

36:46

Our guest this week is Raymond Walintukan, Director of Mining Operations North America for Bitmain. His perspective as someone in charge of running and growing a separate geography for a Chinese company and for Bitmain …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - The Time-warp Soft Fork & Bitcoin Cash's Difficulty Adjustment Drama - NADO 5

August 7th, 2020

54:03

In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Sjors explains the "time-warp attack" on Bitcon and Aaron explains the unfolding drama with the bcash …

FED Watch - “Fed Insider Reveals What’s Really Going On (w/ Danielle DiMartino Booth)” - FED 18

August 5th, 2020

43:43

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Bio CEO & Chief Strategist, Quill Intelligence https://quillintelligence.com/ The author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America Worked at the Fed, advisor …

Bitcoin in Asia - The Developing Environment for Bitcoin Businesses in South Korea BIA 20

August 3rd, 2020

40:51

Our guest this week is Dr. Youree Lee, Chief Business officer of Peertec, Co-Founder of W-Foundation, and professor at Hanyang University, based out …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - What is Miniscript - NADO 4

July 31st, 2020

29:10

In this episode of the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors dive into Miniscript and how it makes using Bitcoin Script much easier. 

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FED Watch - "Inflation or Deflation" w/ Andy Edstrom- FED 17

July 30th, 2020

41:03

This week, @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner have our first guest on to FED Watch, @edstromandrew. Andy is the head of institutional at Swan Bitcoin and he comes on to the show to debate Ansel on if we will experience …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bobby Lee on Bitcoin Cycles and the Current Macro Environment BIA 19

July 28th, 2020

46:05

Our guest this week is Bobby Lee. Bobby is a bitcoin and especially a China bitcoin OG as a cofounder and CEO of BTC China, later BTCC, China’s first bitcoin exchange, and presently the founder and CEO of Ballet (

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Breaking Down Taproot Activation Options - NADO 3

July 26th, 2020

44:13

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In the third episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors break down and explain the different opinions and options available for activating Taproot and potentially future softfork upgrades.    …

FED Watch - "Market Liquidity and the Future of Bitcoin"- FED 16

July 23rd, 2020

44:28
This week,  @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner take a deep dive into the Feds balance sheet, discuss the latest out of Europe and hash out what could …

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Explaining Taproot - NADO 2

July 17th, 2020

31:03

In the second episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors break down and explain Taproot, the building blocks that make Taproot possible, …

FED Watch - "Central Bankers New Magic Bullet"- FED 15

July 16th, 2020

40:29
This week,  @ck_SNARKs and @AnselLindner take a deep dive on Japan and China, talk recent Altcoin pumps, and discuss mining fundamentals. 

Topics: 

Bitcoin in Asia - Allocating a 6k BTC Fund of Funds with Mustafa Yilham BIA 18

July 14th, 2020

39:06

Our guest this week is Mustafa Yilham, Global Business Development at China based group Bixin. Mustafa was previously director of business development at Huobi and a partner at the Hong Kong based quant fund and finance …

FED Watch - Savings Rates Soar- FED 14

July 9th, 2020

32:04
This week ck and Ansel sit down for a big update on recent news from the FED, all things macro, and tie in where Bitcoin fits into all of it. 

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Explaining New PSBT and RBF Attacks - NADO 1

July 8th, 2020

35:20

Bitcoin Magazine's Technical editor Aaron van Wirdum teams up with Bitcoin core contributor Sjors Provoost to explain Bitcoin one episode at a time. In the debut episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors …

Bitcoin in Asia - Bitcoin in Japan and Lightning in Asia With Koji BIA 17

July 7th, 2020

1:00:21

Our guest this week is Koji Higashi, a long time bitcoiner and a much sought after and followed industry expert in Japan. He has helped several large …

FED Watch - "Corporate Debt and Fake Gold"- FED 13

July 3rd, 2020

25:27

This week we cover the escalation in FED buying activity, fake Chinese gold, sovereign companies, flat Bitcoin and more! 

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  • The Fed …

Bitcoin In Asia - Bitcoin Media and Editorial insights in China with Feng Liu BIA 16

June 30th, 2020

45:20

Our gust this week is Feng Liu, founder and editor in chief of Chinese crypto media group ChainNews (chainnews.com). Feng was the former EIC at Bloomberg Business week in China before founding ChainNews at the end of …

(WTF is now FED Watch) - Breaking Down Powell’s Presentation to Congress  - FED 12

June 25th, 2020

24:27

This week, ck and Ansel watched Fed Chair Powell present the semiannual monetary policy report to Congress and break down the highlights. We digested …

Bitcoin in Asia - OTC Market Dynamics in Asia with Charles Yang

June 23rd, 2020

1:02:03

Our guest this week is Charles Yang, head trader at Genesis Block out of Hong Kong. Genesis Block (https://genesisblockhk.com) is a leading OTC trading center in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations …

Bitcoin Magazine Interview - Check Template Verify with Jeremy Rubin

June 22nd, 2020

55:07

Aaron van Wirdum sits down with Bitcoin Core developer Jeremy Rubin to dig into the details of Check Template Verify and the benefits it offers to the Bitcoin network. 

Topics: 

What are covenants 

How check template …

(WTF is now FED Watch) - The History of the “Fed Put” - FED 11

June 19th, 2020

43:20

This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss the history of the Fed backing up the market and ensuring that is does not fall AKA the “Fed Put”. 

Bitcoin in Asia - This week in China w/ Molly BIA 14

June 18th, 2020

21:16

Our guest this week is Mo Li (Molly), head of marketing at Hashkey Hub. We take a look at items that have been in the news coming out of China over …

Bitcoin Magazine Interview - Protecting your Bitcoins with Bruce Mack

June 12th, 2020

39:14

On this special edition of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Licensed Financial Advisor and Co-Founder of Platinum Trust Group, Bruce Mack, comes on to …

(WTF is now FED Watch) - QE Update - FED 10

June 11th, 2020

42:43

This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss unemployment around the world. 

Topics: 

Update on QE Activity from the FED and the ECB

Stock markets rally globally

The Robinhood hood effect

China distancing itself from a …

Bitcoin in Asia - Large Scale Mining in Siberia with Igor Runets BIA 13

June 9th, 2020

57:06

Our guest this week is Igor Runets, founder and CEO of BitRiver (bitriver.farm), a large scale mining data center operator in Russia with over 100MW in the irkustk region of Siberia. Igor founded and ran a traditional …

(WTF is now FED Watch) - Peace and Violence - FED 9

June 4th, 2020

29:25

This week, ck and Ansel sit down to discuss the eruption of social unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd.

Topics:
* Why are people angry
* The financial undercurrents
* Where Bitcoin fits in
* What this can …

Bitcoin in Asia - Building Bitcoin Financial Services in China and Beyond w/ Flex Yang BIA12

June 2nd, 2020

1:04:32

Our guest this week is Flex Yang, founder and CEO of Babel Finance ( babel.finance) out of Beijing and Hong Kong. Babel Finance provides crypto-backed loans, deposit services, financing, margin trading, and other …

(WTF is now FED Watch) - The Unemployment Nightmare - FED 8 

May 28th, 2020

35:17

With Ansel Lindner stepping in, we decided to rebrand the show as FED Watch. FED Watch is a Bitcoin Magazine podcast that focuses on Macroeconomics …

WTF is Happening with the Fed!? - Cracks in Europe - WTF 7

May 22nd, 2020

29:38

CK and new co-host Ansel Lindner discuss the recent ruling in German courts that deemed QE activity by the European Central Bank to be illegal. 

WTF in Happening with the Fed?! - Fiat Money and Intergenerational Conflict? w/ Andy Edstrom - WTF 6

May 15th, 2020

35:08

The millennial generation has now experienced 2 major downturns.

How the macro environment has helped older generations unproportionally.

How Housing …

WTF is Happening with the Fed?! - Is this Inflation? w/ Ansel Lindner - WTF 5

April 24th, 2020

48:09

WTF is Happening with the Fed!? - Is this Inflation? w/ Ansel Lindner - WTF 5

Colin Harper interview’s Ansel Lindner Bitcoiner and host of the …

WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: What is MMT? w/ Pascal Hügli. WTF-4

April 20th, 2020

36:38

This week Colin sits down with Pascal Hügli, head of research at Schlossberg & Co about what is MMT.

Topics:

* Switzerland is not imposing harsh …

WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: What is QE? w/ Nik Bhatia. WTF-3

April 10th, 2020

36:55

Colin Harper interview’s Nik Bhatia professor at USC, bitcoiner and researcher at OpenNode & Tantra Labs. 

Topics: 

  • What is QE?
  • The Fed is …

WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: Freeing up Liquidity. WTF-2

April 3rd, 2020

28:55

Following the COVID19 crisis the US government and specifically the Federal Reserve have been incredibly quick to action. Bitcoin Magazine brings you …

WTF is Happening with the Fed!?: How We Got Here. WTF-1

March 27th, 2020

38:27

Following the COVID19 crisis the US government and specifically the Federal Reserve have been incredibly quick to action. Bitcoin Magazine brings you …

Weekly Bits #19: Quarantined

March 18th, 2020

27:42
 

We're all quarantined! But don't worry, we're still bringing you the content you need in these critical (often boring) times. Sit back, relax, …

Amir Taaki on What Drives Bitcoin's Dissident Narrative

March 16th, 2020

1:34:12

“The legacy of our civilization is a state based on a hierarchical system of control and specialization of labor, which leads to all of the modern …

Weekly Bits #18: The Art and Culture of Bitcoin

March 11th, 2020

15:32

Building on Bitcoin Magazine's Art of Bitcoin issue, Colin and Peter discuss the grassroots history of the Bitcoin logo, the power of artistic …

Yassine Elmandjra on Whether Bitcoin Should Correlate

March 9th, 2020

1:03:32

What is Bitcoin? This question is constantly posed to us at Bitcoin Magazine. The truth is that the answer varies depending on who you ask. With the recent economic shock from the global spread of COVID19, now feels …

Brian Merchant on The Darknet's Fake Murder-For-Hire Marketplace

March 2nd, 2020

50:54

In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews journalist and author, Brian Merchant, on a recent story he wrote about a darknet website that offers …

BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 4: The Path to 100 Trillion USD (Repricing the World in Sats)

February 28th, 2020

46:09
Bitcoin Magazine is proud to present BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 4: The Path to 100 Trillion USD (Repricing the World in Sats)   TINA stands for …

Weekly Bits #17: The Stories of Bitcoin Revisited

February 26th, 2020

22:05

From 2012 to 2014, Bitcoin Magazine produced 22 print issues covering the burgeoning technology, its budding culture and potential impact. This week, …

Bitcoin's Solvency and Security with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu & Blockstack's Muneeb Ali

February 24th, 2020

52:54

In this episode, Dave Hollerith speaks with Coinfloor's Obi Nwosu and Blockstack's Muneeb Ali, two leaders who have run companies in the community …

BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 3: How to Think about Investing in Bitcoin

February 21st, 2020

43:00

Bitcoin Magazine is proud to present BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 3: How to Think about Investing in Bitcoin.   TINA stands for "There Is No …

Weekly Bits #16: Powering Corporate Open-Source Development

February 19th, 2020

24:54

As the world's most robust open-source digital ledger, Bitcoin has encouraged several corporations to fund the development of tools that can be …

Paxful's Ray Youssef on How Bitcoin Unlocks Social Good

February 17th, 2020

49:56

“I’ve come to believe charity depends on finding those people who can truly execute on the ground, those real-life angels. Bitcoin is one of the best …

BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 2: How to value Bitcoin and think about “SoV”.

February 14th, 2020

50:35

Bitcoin Magazine is proud to present BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 2: How to value Bitcoin and think about “Store of Value”.    TINA stands for "There Is No Alternative"   Topics:   Why do you want to buy Bitcoin right …

Weekly Bits #15: Assessing Bitcoin As A Tool For Philanthropy

February 12th, 2020

24:05

In this week's episode, Colin and Peter evaluate Bitcoin's history as a technology that enables charitable giving. They discuss its effectiveness in …

Matt Odell on Educating Bitcoiners

February 10th, 2020

52:22

“Everybody has a bias, the important thing is not to Grandstand about having no bias. We see this with internet privacy in general, the narrative is framed by saying, some criminals are using it so let’s make the …

BitcoinTina on Bitcoin Part 1

February 7th, 2020

40:41

Bitcoin Magazine is incredibly excited to present the first of a four part series discussing Bitcoin and how it is interacting with the world from the perspective of BitcoinTina.    Part 1 focuses on understanding …

Weekly Bits #14: Imagining The Bitcoin Citadel Future

February 5th, 2020

21:11

Maybe you've seen the memes: Bitcoiners are fantasizing about fortresses fit for complete self-sufficiency and impregnable bag protection. But what really goes into the perfect personal Bitcoin citadel? And what does it …

Lebanon's Financial Crisis & Bitcoin (Part 2): Bitcoin's Volatility As Stability

February 3rd, 2020

50:11

“While there is a reasonable use case for Bitcoin in the US, I would argue its a “nice to have versus a lot of other parts of the world like Lebanon …

Weekly Bits #13: How Do Bitcoiners Maintain Privacy In The Age Of Government Blockchain Analysis?

January 29th, 2020

26:29

In this week's episode, Peter is joined by Bitcoin Magazine staff writer Vlad Costea to discuss the latest cover story, "Maintaining Transaction Privacy in the Age of Government Analysis." The pair went over some …

Lebanon's Financial Crisis & Bitcoin (Part 1): A Central Bank Ponzi Scheme

January 27th, 2020

51:25

“The next year or two is going to give very interesting examples of the role of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in countries that are like Lebanon …

Weekly Bits #12: What The Fed's Repo Market Pump Means For Bitcoin

January 22nd, 2020

21:44

The Federal Reserve has funneled roughly $500 billion into the repo market since September 2019 in what was originally pitched as temporary operations. Now, it wants to extend the same efforts to smaller institutions in …

Mr. Pseu on Seeking A Bitcoin Education

January 20th, 2020

48:58

In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with A Boy Named Pseu (Phil Gibson). He is a libertarian writer and podcaster whose journey in understanding …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #12: Debating a Circular Bitcoin Economy and BTC Mining Deep Dive

January 19th, 2020

48:59

Today, Colin sits down with Cassie Clifton and Christian Keroles, two of BTC Inc.'s content creators and conference organizers, to talk about the …

Weekly Bits #11: On the Coast of El Salvador, Bitcoin Is Becoming the Standard

January 15th, 2020

24:08

Two coastal villages in El Salvador are living out the dream that many Bitcoiners envision: a circular bitcoin economy for those who have been …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #11: Bitcoin Aesthetics and Conference Design

January 10th, 2020

35:47

Today, Colin sits down with Tommy Marchesci and Pat Riley, two of BTC Inc.'s designers, to talk about their methodology, philosophy and vision for …

Weekly Bits #10: Bitcoin's Potential 2020 Protocol Upgrades With Aaron van Wirdum

January 8th, 2020

18:59

Bitcoin's underlying consensus layer has gone two years without a hard or soft fork change — its longest such streak in history. On this episode of Weekly Bits, Peter Chawaga is joined by Bitcoin Magazine Technical …

Kiara Bickers on Clarifying Bitcoin

January 8th, 2020

58:38

In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Kiara Bickers, author of Bitcoin Clarity: A Guide To Understanding Bitcoin. Bitcoin Clarity is different …

Trace Mayer on Monetary Sovereignty and Proof of Keys

December 24th, 2019

50:51

For almost a decade, Bitcoiners from all across the world have celebrated January 3 as Bitcoin’s bonafide birthday. It was on that date in 2009 that Satoshi Nakamoto mined Bitcoin’s genesis block and it was this first …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #10: River Financial

December 20th, 2019

29:30

Colin and Christian are joined by Andrew Yang (no, not that one) of River Financial to discuss how the newly launched bitcoin exchange plans offer a …

Weekly Bits #9: The Open-Source Mission of BTCPay Server

December 17th, 2019

19:46

The best of Bitcoin tends to come from projects that leave wealth accumulation and personal agendas aside to focus on building on behalf of the …

Guy Swann on Curating The Best Bitcoin Writing

December 16th, 2019

49:51

"In Bitcoin, some of the best ideas occur when somebody has just taken the time to sit down and just really break down each concept in writing, and …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #9: Mining, (Mis)use and Media

December 13th, 2019

51:36

In this week’s episode, Colin, Christian, Brandon and Michael discuss the current state of mining as we approach the new year, a provocative op-ed on …

Philip Gradwell on the Economic Data Behind Blockchain Analysis

December 10th, 2019

41:26

The work of blockchain analysis companies such as Chainalysis isn’t always welcomed by privacy advocates. However, if you're a Bitcoiner who cares about the future of the industry, this work is always worth watching. 

Weekly Bits #8: The Decentralization of Bitcoin Mining

December 10th, 2019

20:22

The bitcoin mining industry has always been dominated by China, but a growing trend of operations opening up in North America raises interesting questions about the decentralization of the practice. Listen to this …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #8: Political Gambits and Lightning Strikes Bitfinex

December 6th, 2019

57:14

Colin, Michael and Brandon gauge the ethical and political ramifications of Virgil Griffith's talk at the Pyongyang blockchain conference--with a …

Weekly Bits #7: The Gift of Bitcoin Giving

December 4th, 2019

24:37

To celebrate the holiday season, this episode of the Weekly Bits podcast covers two programs focused on accelerating bitcoin-based giving. Peter is …

Bruce Fenton on the Bitcoin Foundation, Satoshi Roundtable and Scaling

December 2nd, 2019

1:04:58

"If we continue down this road where we have no privacy and governments and corporations know every single thing about us because of these …

Catherine Coley on Launching and Operating Binance.US

November 25th, 2019

39:13

In this episode, Dave interviews Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance.US.

Binance is the largest global cryptocurrency exchange in the world, but they …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #7: Sats for Chats and the Ethics of Hacktivism

November 22nd, 2019

53:09
 

On this episode of Bitcoin Magazine Happy Hour, Colin, Michael and Brandon look into the Lightning Network’s potential as a messaging …

Weekly Bits #6: Reviewing Bitcoin's Best Hardware Wallets

November 20th, 2019

37:08
 

As any good Bitcoiner knows, your BTC is only as safe as your private keys. So, to learn more about the different hardware wallet options out there, Weekly Bits host Peter Chawaga interviews Bitcoin Magazine …

Mati Greenspan on The Motion in Bitcoin Markets

November 18th, 2019

31:46

“As master Yoda says, the future is always in motion.”

-Matti Greenspan

There will always be different takes on the news. Something like China's …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #6: Starlink and the Marsian Case for Bitcoin

November 15th, 2019

43:50

Joined by BTC Media CEO David Bailey, Brandon, Cass, and Dave discuss Icelandic Bitcoin heists, the Unknown Fund and what SpaceX's Starlink could …

Derek Muhney on the Use Case for Bitcoin ATMS

November 13th, 2019

13:14

In this episode, Derek Muhney, Director of Marketing and National Sales at Coinsource, joins to discuss the use case for Bitcoin ATMs. 

During our conversation, Derek talks through all the general value and use cases …

Weekly Bits #5: Bitcoin Merch, Video Reviews and the Art of Filming Crypto

November 12th, 2019

19:38

Bitcoin Magazine's resident video and audio producer Grahm Petersen joins Peter Chawaga on the latest episode of Weekly Bits to offer some perspective on the Bitcoin merch industry, what it's like to film technical …

Alex Gladstein on Blockchain and Tyranny Vs. Bitcoin and Freedom

November 11th, 2019

32:15

In this episode, Dave talks with Alex Gladstein about the recent news that China and President Xi Jinping, have publicly expressed admiration for …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #5: Moby Dick and Bitcoin Dogma

November 8th, 2019

46:01

Colin, Michael, Cass and Brandon dissect the lone whale market manipulation FUD, discuss the global bitcoin mining market and dive into Tuur …

Weekly Bits #4: Living on Bitcoin in Europe

November 6th, 2019

21:09

Bitcoin adoption may be growing every day, but it's still a challenge to live every day exclusively using BTC. On this episode, Peter Chawaga asks …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #4: Tony Hawk, Bitcoin in Asia and The Next Bull Market

November 1st, 2019

45:56

Tony Hawk is coming to Bitcoin2020! This week, the guys discuss getting Tony to Bitcoin 2020, the upcoming launch of the podcast series "Bitcoin in …

Tom Bachar on PEI, The Bitcoin Rewards App

November 1st, 2019

36:27

People will always need banking, but now, more than ever, we're beginning to see that people don't necessarily need banks. Emerging apps such as PEI offer consumers opportunities to grow their finances outside of credit …

Weekly Bits #3: The WTV Takedown and How Darknet Markets Rely on Bitcoin

October 30th, 2019

23:41

In this Bitcoin Magazine Weekly Bits podcast episode, editor Peter Chawaga and content creator David Hollerith add broader context to the takedown of …

Inside the Darknet Market Seizure Made Possible by Bitcoin

October 24th, 2019

33:19

In this episode, Dave interviews Jonathan Levin, Chief Strategy Officer at Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis firm that helped investigators take down the largest darknet market for child exploitation content in the …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #3: Lightning Conference Recap

October 22nd, 2019

37:23

Bitcoin Magazine writers Vlad Costea, Colin Harper and Aaron van Wirdum converge on the Berlin Lightning Conference and talk about their takeaways, …

Weekly Bits #2: Signet and Bitcoin as a Savings Technology

October 21st, 2019

30:04

In this week's episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Weekly Bits podcast, editors Peter Chawaga and Christie Harkin discuss the evolution of bitcoiners in …

Weekly Bits #1: Gab, QuadrigaCX and the new Crypto Tax

October 15th, 2019

28:48

Introducing Bitcoin Magazine's Weekly Bits, a podcast that details the most impactful stories coming through our newsroom. Taking a closer look at …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #2: IRS Guidance, Trouble w/ ETH, & Gab

October 11th, 2019

1:03:06

Wind down your work week with the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast Happy Hour, where members of the Bitcoin Magazine team digest the week's top news with …

Agatha Bacelar on Why Bitcoin and the Blockchain Will Be Agents for Social Change

October 10th, 2019

40:56

In this episode, Dave Hollerith and Colin Harper talk with Agatha Bacelar. Bacelar is challenging long-time juggernaut, Nancy Pelosi, for …

Bitcoin Happy Hour #1: Bakkt, Crypto Ratings, EOS & Block.One

October 8th, 2019

40:11

Introducing the Bitcoin Happy Hour, where Bitcoin Magazine staff members digest the week's top news in crypto with easy uncensored conversation and …

Bitcoin Schmitcoin on Analyzing the Bitcoin Price and What A Healthy Market Looks Like

October 8th, 2019

36:13

In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Nathan Hadley a.k.a. Bitcoin Schmitcoin, to hear what it's like to be a Bitcoin price analyst. Nathan …

Aleksandar Svetski On Why Bitcoin Is the Ultimate Contrarian’s Bet

September 26th, 2019

53:27

In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine catches up with  Aleksandar Svetski, CEO of the Bitcoin company, Amber. Aleksandar argues why now more than ever, Bitcoin not Blockchain is the best direction for the crypto industry to …

Francis Pouliot on Joining Liquid Network, Bitcoin Privacy and Scalability

September 19th, 2019

27:55

On the first day of the 2019 Baltic Honeybadger conference, prominent bitcoiner and Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot spoke with Bitcoin Magazine just …

Creating the Animated Series Bitcoin & Friends with Robert Allen

September 12th, 2019

56:57

In this episode, the guys talk about some of the bigger stories in the Bitcoin Magazine headlines (FATF Travel Rule, Bitmain’s Antminer 17 SOLD OUT, …

Energy Companies Are Missing Out On Bitcoin Mining

September 6th, 2019

1:02:05

Welcome to the first ever Bitcoin Magazine Podcast's "Wingin' It", a light, off-the-cuff, sometimes humorous approach to all things happening around bitcoin and more importantly, everything else.

In this episode, the …

Dr. Maxim Orlovsky on Storm and Bitcoin

August 30th, 2019

41:09

In this episode, Bitcoin Magazine staff writer, Vlad Costea talks with Dr Maxim Orlovsky, a neuroscientist turned Bitcoin researcher, engineer and entrepreneur, whose has published the concept for a new 2nd layer …

A Conversation with Crypto.com and Salt Lending from Bitcoin 2019

August 27th, 2019

39:35

Bitcoin is the best performing asset in the last ten years, but behind the price, there's a lot going on. In this episode, we cover the top news stories over the past two weeks then feature two interviews from the …

Coffee, Crypto and the Hodling Merchant's Perspective

August 14th, 2019

30:41

Sure, bitcoin is a store of value and a hedge against global debt and inflation. But what is it actually like for a merchant to transact with it day to day — to pay taxes, to cover exchange rates and properly manage …

Alex Gladstein and the Moral Case for Lightning

August 7th, 2019

59:12

We've all seen it: Our social media feeds suddenly inundated with ads related to products or services we had just been browsing for.

In an increasingly cashless society, our everyday payments are being tracked and …

Lolli's Alex Adelman on Earning Bitcoin and Democratizing Commerce

July 31st, 2019

46:50

In this episode, Lolli CEO and co-founder Alex Adelman joins the Bitcoin Magazine podcast to discuss Lolli's rapid growth, democratizing commerce, …

Entiende Bitcoin feat. Max Webster (Ep. 15)

July 23rd, 2019

42:08

In this episode, Dave and Grahm get back to the news: Paying Taxes in Bitcoin, Trumps Deriding Bitcoin, and Iran’s “potential” mining industry. After that, they sit down with Max Webster, co-founder of Entiende Bitcoin, …

A Conversation with Joel Comm and Gary Leland at Bitcoin 2019 (Ep. 14)

July 12th, 2019

1:03:10

In this episode, recorded at the Bitcoin2019 Conference, Dave and Grahm are joined by Joel Comm of the Bad Crypto Podcast and Gary Leland of Crypto …

FATF Guidelines and What They Get Wrong About Bitcoin feat. Simon Lelieveldt (Ep. 13)

July 5th, 2019

23:45

In this episode, Dave discusses the new Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines with Amsterdam-based regulatory consultant Simon Lelieveldt, …

Being John McAfee (Ep. 12)

July 3rd, 2019

38:01

On today's episode, Dave and Grahm chat with the one and only John McAfee, currently living in exile in Cuba. They talk about freedom, Bitcoin, McAfee's 2020 Presidential run, the McAfee movie starring Michael Keaton, …

Facebook's Libra Might Not Be What You Think feat. Colin Harper (Ep. 11)

June 22nd, 2019

49:29

In this episode, Grahm and Dave invite Colin Harper from the other side of the office to discuss his recent article on the Libra white paper. The …

Relax, Man...Bitcoin's Security is Fine feat Dan Held (Ep. 10)

June 18th, 2019

44:22

In this episode, Dave and Grahm cover the news: shadow banking, Binance’s spinoff company and explaining Bitcoin to your dad. Then they talk with the myth, the legend, the Texan, Dan Held. They discuss Held’s recent …

A Bitcoiner On Hong Kong's Anti-Extradition Bill Protests feat. Leo Weese (Ep. 9)

June 15th, 2019

45:46

In this episode, Dave and Grahm talk with Leo Weese, a Bitcoiner and statistician living in Hong Kong about the anti-extradition bill protests in his city that have been escalating over the past week. Leo explains why …

P2P Crypto Exchanges Still HodlHodling On feat. Max Keidun (Ep.8)

June 14th, 2019

35:51

In this episode Dave and Grahm cover the recent news and development happening around peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchanges. They talk with Hodlhodl’s Max …

Speculating On Crypto's 4 Million Dollar Lunch with Warren Buffett (Ep.7)

June 5th, 2019

42:44

In this supposedly short episode that went long, Dave and Grahm discuss Justin Sun's winning charity bid for a lunch with Warren Buffett. Joined by …

Proof of Wrongs: Debunking Faketoshi feat. Jameson Lopp (Ep. 6)

June 3rd, 2019

40:19

In today's episode, Dave and Grahm sit down with Jameson Lopp to discuss his recent Op-Ed "How Many Wrongs Make a Wright", a comprehensive investigation into Craig Wright and his questionable claims of being Satoshi …

Bullish on Bitcoin | Bearish on Trade Relations with Jeffrey Tucker (Ep. 5)

May 28th, 2019

29:19

Dave and Grahm are back with news and price narratives around 2019’s top performing financial asset. The news includes mainstream media's Bitcoin FOMO, the real story of Laszlo Hanyecz — the guy behind Bitcoin’s pizza …

Dan Held on Bitcoin's Quantum Narratives (Ep. 4)

May 20th, 2019

26:01

Dave and Grahm are back with the latest on news and narratives in the Bitcoin community. News includes Bitcoin's recent price spike, Blockstream's Liquid Securities launch, Microsoft's plan to build on the Bitcoin …

Bitcoin Rationalism and Community Feuds with Kyle Torpey (Ep. 3)

May 14th, 2019

22:30

Welcome back to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, your source for all the news, commentary and analysis driving the financial revolution that is Bitcoin.

Understanding Bitcoin Blockchain Forks with Aaron Van Wirdum (Ep. 2)

April 29th, 2019

21:48

Welcome back to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, your source for all the news, commentary and thought leadership driving the financial revolution that …

(Ep. 1) The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast feat. Jameson Lopp

April 15th, 2019

19:36

Welcome to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, the source for all the news, commentary and thought leadership driving the financial revolution that is …

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