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Stephan Livera Podcast

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Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on B… read more

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SLP244 Nik Bhatia - Bitcoin: The Safest Layer

January 18th, 2021


Nik Bhatia, CFA, author and university lecturer (previously worked as a bond trader and at OpenNode) joins me to talk about Bitcoin and its role in a …

SLP243 PlanB Demand For Bitcoin Will Skyrocket

January 15th, 2021


Bitcoin price has been rising and some argue that it is tracking along with the S2F model! Others argue that this is statistically invalid. PlanB, pseudonymous analyst and creator of the S2F and S2FX models rejoins me …

SLP242 Jonas Schnelli Maintaining Bitcoin Core: Contributions, Consensus, Conflict

January 13th, 2021


Jonas Schnelli, one of the Bitcoin Core maintainers joins me to talk about Bitcoin development, contribution, funding and the ecosystem of Bitcoin. …

SLP241 Bunnie - Precursor: Open Source Hardware Development Platform (Feat. Nicolas Dorier as guest host)

January 8th, 2021


In the Bitcoin world, we say “Don’t Trust, Verify”. But do we do this with our hardware and hardware wallets? Andrew “bunnie” Huang is a hacker and …

SLP240 Jimmy Song & Robert Breedlove - Thank God For Bitcoin

January 5th, 2021


Jimmy Song and Robert Breedlove join me to talk about a new book they co-authored (with other authors) on Bitcoin and how it fixes fiat money. This new book is inspired by The Ethics of Money Production and Honest …

SLP239 Jake Chervinsky - Pushing Back on FinCEN non-custodial Bitcoin Regulation

December 23rd, 2020


Jake Chervinsky, GC of Compound Finance joins me on the show to talk about Steven Mnuchin’s proposed new regulations for US Bitcoin companies and how …

SLP238 Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter - Passport by Foundation Devices: Air Gapped Hardware Wallet

December 21st, 2020


The market for high quality hardware wallets is becoming more competitive with new entrants over time. Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter of Foundation Devices join me to talk about their new upcoming product, Passport. …

SLP237 Saifedean Ammous - Fiat Standard & Fiat Propaganda

December 15th, 2020


Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard rejoins me on the show to talk about his upcoming book, The Fiat Standard. We chat about how the fiat standard started, and the propaganda that they use to maintain it.

SLP236 Nic Carter Stablecoins: Bullish or Bearish For Bitcoin?

December 11th, 2020


Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures, author and podcaster in the space joins me to talk about stablecoins.

  • What are stablecoins?
  • Who uses them?

SLP235 Niall Ferguson Bitcoin & Monetary Revolution

December 7th, 2020


Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the …

SLP234 Ron Paul Bitcoin, Liberty & Freedom in Money

December 5th, 2020


Ron Paul, libertarian former congressman and presidential candidate, joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin, Libertarianism and Freedom in Money.

SLP233 Vijay Boyapati - Bitcoin Valuations & Cycles

December 4th, 2020


Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk about where we’re at in the cycle. We talk through:

  • Possible valuations for bitcoin
  • Common …

SLP232 Lyn Alden - Bitcoin as Emerging Store of Value

December 2nd, 2020


Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy joins me to talk about how Bitcoin is emerging as a new store of value. We discuss misconceptions on …

SLP231 Stepan Snigirev Build Your Own Hardware Wallet with Specter DIY

November 30th, 2020


Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance), and renowned hardware wallet maker rejoins me on the show to talk about Specter DIY and Specter Desktop …

SLP230 Is Lightning The Future Of Bitcoin Transactions? Udi Wertheimer and Eric Wall Discuss

November 27th, 2020


We’re all bullish on bitcoin, but will transactions take place on Lightning Network or other layers and tech? Udi and Eric join me on the show to …

SLP229 John Newbery - Brink: Bitcoin Development

November 24th, 2020


John Newbery joins me to talk about his new bitcoin research and development center, Brink. John is a regular Bitcoin Core contributor, works on …

SLP228 OKCoin’s Bitcoin Developer Grant Program with Hong Fang

November 20th, 2020


Hong Fang, CEO of OKCoin joins me to talk about:

  • Her pathway to learning about Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin’s current status in the market
  • Funding Bitcoin …

SLP227 Will Bitcoin & Dissident Tech Splinter Governments? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler Debate

November 16th, 2020


Will Bitcoin enable the Sovereign Individual thesis to play out? Or will the state successfully find some counter to retain the level of taxation, …

SLP226 Max Keidun Can Bitcoin Do DeFi and Lending? Hodl Hodl Lend

November 13th, 2020


What is DeFi? Should it be a thing in Bitcoin or is that just an altcoin gambling thing? Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl joins me to talk about Bitcoin …

SLP225 Embassy: Sovereign Personal Computing, Privacy, Bitcoin & Lightning with Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland

November 9th, 2020


You’re probably familiar with Bitcoin node packages, so what’s different here with Embassy and EmbassyOS? Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland of Start9 Labs join me to talk about shifting to a more personally sovereign …

SLP224 NVK - What Do Most People Get Wrong About Bitcoin Security? Blockclock Mini & Bitcoin Treasuries

November 6th, 2020


What are some common errors that people make when learning how to self custody? Should you use multi signature? Where does NVK agree / disagree with …

SLP223 Preston Pysh Bitcoin's Final Cycle?

November 2nd, 2020


Preston Pysh of We Study Billionaires joins me on the show to talk about what Bitcoin’s final cycle might look like. How would we know if we’re going …

SLP222 Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing What’s MuSig2? What Does it Mean for Bitcoin Multisig?

October 27th, 2020


Confused about what MuSig2 is? As Bitcoin’s Schnorr Taproot soft fork has now been merged into Bitcoin Core (but not yet activated), it’s worthwhile …

SLP221 Joe Kelly And Dhruv Bansal - Should Your Business Hold Bitcoin? Unchained Business Accounts

October 21st, 2020


What are the considerations for your business in holding bitcoin? Should you self custody with multi signature for improved security and control? Joe …

SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein

October 18th, 2020


Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether …

SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

October 15th, 2020


What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk …

SLP218 Philip Haslam & Russ Lamberti - Debt Culture & When Money Destroys Nations

October 9th, 2020


Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about:

  • Where …

SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

October 7th, 2020


Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this …

SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club

October 2nd, 2020


Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk:

  • Silicon Valley …

SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig

September 28th, 2020


After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new …

SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr - Where Are All The Bitcoins?

September 25th, 2020


Why does auditing Bitcoin matter? Why won’t the supply ever actually reach 21 million? Pierre Rochard of Kraken and Fabian Jahr (Bitcoin Core …

SLP213 Michael Saylor - Bitcoin Dematerializes Money

September 21st, 2020


Why did MicroStrategy buy $425 million of Bitcoin and adopt it as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset? How did the team learn about Bitcoin? What is driving people to learn about Bitcoin in this high inflation environment? …

SLP212 Alex Daskalov Can Bitcoin In Custody Be Insured?

September 20th, 2020


Bitcoin custody insurance has been hotly debated in the industry, with concerns around the volatility, its feasibility, and whether it makes sense. …

SLP211 Steve Lee - Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)

September 15th, 2020


What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace? Steve Lee of Square …

SLP210 Sergej Kotliar How To Watch Bitcoin’s Mempool, Lightning Adoption & Privacy

September 11th, 2020


How do you watch Bitcoin’s mempool? What tools should we use? What are the implications longer term for a blockspace market? Sergej Kotliar, CEO of …

SLP209 Samourai Wallet - Bitcoin Culture & New Privacy Features

September 8th, 2020


Is Bitcoin user culture going the wrong way? Or are these general cultural things? What should be the approach around avoiding KYC? What new features …

SLP208 Peter Schiff Bitcoin or Gold?

September 4th, 2020


Does money need a non-monetary use? Will the government return to a gold standard? Are we doomed to repeat the same cycle of fiat money? Peter …

SLP207 Roasbeef - Lightning Labs lnd Goes Wumbo

September 2nd, 2020


What’s the latest with the Lightning Network? What will it mean when channels go large sized with wumbo? How is the network and ecosystem growing? …

SLP206 Luke Childs - How To Recover Bitcoins & Umbrel

August 31st, 2020


Have you wondered how to recover bitcoins from a seed? Maybe your friend doesn’t remember which wallet they used? In this episode with Luke Childs, we talk about how to recover them into Electrum with his newly written …

SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman

August 28th, 2020


Are you looking for an easy bitcoin multi signature wallet that doesn’t require an electrum server? Or perhaps one with support for different bitcoin …

SLP204 Robert Breedlove Bitcoin vs Slave Money

August 25th, 2020


What’s the relation between fiat money and slavery? How did easy money and government suppression of honest money lead to this outcome? What’s the story with aggry beads and panos? How does Bitcoin change this? Robert …

SLP203 Raoul Pal - Bitcoin and Macro Collide

August 21st, 2020


Raoul Pal of Real Vision rejoins me on the show to talk about how Bitcoin and Macro are colliding. We talk about the incredible risk:reward …

SLP202 Jeff Yew - Bitcoin in Australia

August 20th, 2020


What are some of the stories from Bitcoin’s Brisbane scene in Australia? Jeff Yew joins me to chat about his experiences from the Brisbane scene, and teaching newcoiners about bitcoin. We also chat about the Binance …

SLP201 Bitcoin Local Trader Comes to BlueWallet with Nuno & Igor

August 17th, 2020


Want to buy bitcoin w/o KYC and non custodial all in one app? BlueWallet has recently launched this feature. Igor and Nuno from the BlueWallet team join me to talk about their work and the many features available in …

SLP200 Christian Decker - ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks

August 13th, 2020


What’s ANYPREVOUT? How does MPP work in practice and what are the considerations? What about some of these LN attacks, what are the mitigations and do they limit LN’s effectiveness? How is Bitcoin’s Lightning Network …

SLP199 Electrum Wallet 4 with Thomas V & Ghost43

August 9th, 2020


Electrum Wallet is one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets, and well known for supporting hardware wallets, multi signature - and now lightning! …

SLP198 Caitlin Long - What Are Austrian Economists Missing About Money And Banking?

August 5th, 2020


Caitlin Long of Avanti Financial Group joins me to talk about Bitcoin, banking, rehypothecation and what Austrian Economists are missing. How much additional money is being created in the shadow banking system? What …

SLP197 Stephen Cole How to Run Your Local Bitcoin Meetup

July 31st, 2020


How do we grow Bitcoin’s community of self custodying HODLers? With Bitcoin Meetups! How do you organise and run one? What topics do you present? How …

SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? With Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein & Rafael Yakobi

July 28th, 2020


Does government regulation of AML (Anti Money Laundering) represent a  new way for governments to capture Bitcoin? FATF (Financial Action Task …

SLP195 nix-bitcoin: A Security Focused Bitcoin Node

July 26th, 2020


Nix-Bitcoin is a designed to be a more secure Bitcoin node, based on NixOS. Pseudonymous developer, nixbitcoindev joins me to explain more about why and how. What are the benefits of reproducibility? What else can be …

SLP194 RaspiBlitz with Rootzoll and Openoms

July 23rd, 2020

Wondered how to set up your own bitcoin + lightning node? Raspiblitz  is a project offering a DIY node (or you can buy a premade one), with an  LCD …

SLP193 Gary Leland - Bitcoin For Boomers & BitBlockBoom

July 15th, 2020


How do you teach Bitcoin to your Boomer relatives and friends? What are  some of the common sticking points? Should you explain it as Digital  Gold? …

SLP192 Alyse Killeen – Investing In Bitcoin Companies

July 14th, 2020


If you’re fundamentally bullish on Bitcoin, how do you invest in Bitcoin  companies? What kind of strategies can be employed, what are some  common …

SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future

July 10th, 2020


The world is undergoing pressures that are inflationary, but also deflationary forces. Which one will win out? What is driving humanity’s  progress forward? Jeff Booth, tech entrepreneur and author joins me to  discuss …

SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft – How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed?

July 8th, 2020


How many Bitcoins are being HODLed? Bitcoin’s nature allows some level  of investigation and analysis, and it’s possible to see how many coins  are …

SLP189 Ragnar Lifthrasir Should You Spend Bitcoin Now?

July 5th, 2020


There’s a lot of heated discussion about Bitcoin HODLing vs Spending,  the circular economy, and what actions build on Bitcoin’s censorship …

SLP188 Dan Held – Does Bitcoin Need Marketing?

July 1st, 2020


Does Bitcoin Need Marketing and marketers? Does it need influencers?  What kinds of strategies are appropriate across different channels? Dan  Held, Director of Business Development at Kraken joins me to discuss.

Dan …

SLP187 John Cantrell - Bruteforcing Bitcoin Seeds

June 30th, 2020


John Cantrell, Bitcoin developer joins me to talk about how he  cracked Alistair Milne’s social media bitcoin challenge. With the first 8  words of the seed, John was able to crack a 12 word seed using a  cluster of …

SLP186 Joseph Salerno – Bitcoin and How Money Arises

June 29th, 2020


Dr Joseph Salerno, Academic VP of Mises Institute joins me in this  episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin, monetary velocity, how money  emerges …

SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is

June 24th, 2020


Many people are confused about Bitcoin. Is it for transactional  payments, or should we view it as something closer to Digital Gold or  savings? …

SLP184 Alessandro Cecere – Bitcoin Nodes in Venezuela

June 23rd, 2020


Alessandro Cecere (aka el Sultan Bitcoin), CEO of Coinspree joins me to  talk about his experiences growing up in Venezuela, and his passion for …

SLP183 Dennis Wohlfarth & Clinton Donnelly – Bitcoin Tax Strategies

June 18th, 2020


Dennis Wohlfarth of Accointing & Clinton Donnelly of Donnelly Tax  Law join me to talk about Bitcoin tax treatment, and strategies to minimise …

SLP182 Nick Neuman & Jameson Lopp - The Next 100 Million Bitcoin Users

June 16th, 2020


Nick Neuman and Jameson Lopp, CEO and CTO of Casa join me to talk about updates at Casa, the world of multi signature, hardware wallets,  personal …

SLP181 Preston Pysh – Bitcoin as Numeraire

June 12th, 2020


Preston Pysh, co founder of The Investor’s Podcast network rejoins me to  talk about Bitcoin, inflation, bonds, and investing in a bitcoinised  world.

SLP180 Eric (iamTheCharacter) Bitcoin as Protest and Macro Solution

June 10th, 2020


Eric eloquently spoke about Bitcoin as a macro solution on a live news broadcast from a protest near LA City Hall. I invited Eric on to discuss his …

SLP179 Ergo - Unwinding Bitcoin Coinjoins: Tumblers, Wasabi, JoinMarket

June 8th, 2020


Ergo of OXT Research (Samourai Wallet team) joins me to talk about his latest research into the Lazarus group, and also unwinding Bitcoin Coinjoins - whether they are through custodial tumblers, Wasabi or JoinMarket.

SLP178 6102 Bitcoin

June 4th, 2020


6102 Bitcoin is a pseudonymous bitcoiner known for his contributions with various Bitcoin resources and how to sites, and infographics. He joins me for a discussion about bitcoin privacy, why he does this under a …

SLP177 Murch – Bitcoin Coin Selection

May 28th, 2020


Murch joins me to talk about his work on Coin Selection, managing large  wallets! We’ll talk about fees, selecting coins, the blockspace market,  how …

SLP176 Parker Lewis & Buck Perley – Caravan Multisig Bitcoin Wallet

May 22nd, 2020


Parker Lewis and Buck Perley of Unchained Capital join me on the show  to talk about updates on the Caravan open source project, making multi  sig …

SLP175 Matt Ahlborg – Bitcoin In the Developing World

May 20th, 2020


Matt Ahlborg of joins me on the show to talk about bitcoin use in South America, and Africa. Matt Ahlborg is a researcher and data …

SLP174 Matt Ridley - Bitcoin & How Innovation Works

May 18th, 2020


Matt Ridley is a writer, biologist & Rational Optimist. He joins me to talk about his views on science, economics, innovation and how they apply …

SLP173 Bitstein – Nakamoto Institute Bitcoin Literature Review

May 16th, 2020


Bitstein aka Michael Goldstein, President of the Nakamoto Institute and co-host of Noded Bitcoin Podcast rejoins me on the show to talk about some …

SLP172 Nicolas Dorier & Kukks – P2EP Comes To BTCPay Server

May 10th, 2020


Nicolas Dorier and Mr Kukks rejoin me on the show to talk about updates  with BTCPay Server, such as P2EP (Pay to End point), which will assist …

SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset

May 5th, 2020


PlanB (pseudonymous Bitcoin quant) & Saifedean (Bitcoin economist)  rejoin me to talk about PlanB’s latest work on S2FX, and some of the  debates being had on S2F modelling as well as addressing some of the …

SLP170 Yuri de Gaia - Bitcoin’s Two Economies & Citadels

May 4th, 2020


Yuri de Gaia, Partner at L2B Global (Reserve Bitcoin OTC, Liquiditi, Moontower) joins me to talk about Bitcoin’s two economies: the regulated …

SLP169 Jeff Deist - Bitcoin & Acting Locally

April 27th, 2020


Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute rejoins me to talk about Bitcoin, Central Banking, Corona virus, libertarianism and acting locally:

SLP168 Lisa Neigut - Lightning Network Channel Accounting and Dual Funded Channels

April 24th, 2020


Lisa Neigut of Blockstream joins me to talk about Lightning Network Channels, c-lightning, and Dual Funded Channels. We discuss:

  • How she got into …

SLP167 Chris Belcher - What’s The Problem With Bitcoin Surveillance?

April 21st, 2020


Chris Belcher rejoins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Surveillance companies, and what risks they present to Bitcoin. We also talk about …

SLP166 Max Keidun - P2P Bitcoin Trading No KYC, coming to your smartphone powered by Hodl Hodl

April 15th, 2020


Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl rejoins me on the show to talk about some exciting updates with Hodl Hodl:

  • UX/UI update to Hodl Hodl website interface

SLP165 Rafael Yakobi - Should Coinjoin users be flagged? Is Privacy Illegal?

April 11th, 2020


Rafael Yakobi, Managing Attorney at The Crypto Lawyers joins me to talk about privacy in Bitcoin and the law. We talk about:

  • Financial surveillance …

SLP164 Gleb Naumenko - erlay Bitcoin transaction relay

April 7th, 2020


Gleb Naumenko of Chaincode Labs joins me in this episode to talk about erlay. We talk about:

  • How he got into bitcoin development
  • Transaction relay …

SLP163 Cory Klippsten - Bitcoin’s Intransigent Minority, Swan Bitcoin & Bitcoiner Ventures

April 3rd, 2020


Cory Klippsten, CEO and Co-founder of Swan Bitcoin, GP of Bitcoiner Ventures joins me on the show to talk about:

  • Taleb’s thought and applying it to …

SLP162 Matt D’Souza - Bitcoin Halving Analysis: Bullish for Competitive Miners

April 1st, 2020


Matt D’Souza CEO of Blockware Solutions joins me to talk about his team’s recent research piece on Bitcoin Halving and analysis from a mining …

SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels as Free Private Cities

March 27th, 2020


Titus Gebel joins me to talk about Free Private Cities and how they relate to Bitcoin Citadels, a way for Bitcoin people to peacefully set up Bitcoin …

SLP160 BTCxZelko - Protect Your Bitcoin Privacy With Ronin Dojo

March 25th, 2020


BTCxZelko, Samourai Wallet community member co-founded the Ronin Dojo project, an easy to use Raspberry Pi / Odroid install script and UI to run your own Samourai Wallet Dojo. It’s an easy, cost effective way to run …

SLP159 Phil Bonello - Bitcoin Sovereign Individual Investment Thesis

March 20th, 2020


Phil Bonello joins me to talk about the book, The Sovereign Individual, and how it relates to a Bitcoin investment thesis. We talk:

  • The Sovereign …

SLP158 John Lee Quigley - How Does a Bitcoin Price Crash Impact Bitcoin Miners?

March 18th, 2020


John Lee Quigley of MinerUpdate and Adaptive Analysis joins me in this episode to talk about the impacts of bitcoin price drop on Bitcoin mining. We …

SLP157 Andy Edstrom - Bad Options For the Fiat Debt Problem & Why Buy Bitcoin

March 13th, 2020


Andy Edstrom, CFA CFP and author of “Why Buy Bitcoin” joins me to talk about:

  • Learning about austrian economics after getting into Bitcoin

SLP156 Carlos Roldan - Satoshi's Games and Lightnite

March 10th, 2020


Carlos Roldan, CEO & Co founder of Satoshi’s Games, joins me to talk about why he’s excited about Lightning powered gaming.

We talk:

  • Why he got …

SLP155 Clark Moody - Bitcoin Dashboard & the 1000 Year Bull Run

March 6th, 2020


Clark Moody, Bitcoin OG and entrepreneur joins me to talk about his dashboard, which is a fantastic resource for learning about bitcoin and …

SLP154 Nick @BTConometrics - Quantitative Bitcoin Analysis & S2F Cointegration Strengthens

March 3rd, 2020


Nick joins me to talk about how he tried to disprove PlanB’s Stock to flow model, but ended up finding out that it holds up. We also talk about …

SLP153 Philipp Bagus - What Most People Get Wrong About Deflation

February 28th, 2020


Philipp Bagus, Professor Department of Applied Economics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - joins me to talk about why deflation is not what you typically hear in the mainstream financial press. In this conversation we talk …

SLP152 NVK - CK-BUNKER and Bitcoin Backups

February 25th, 2020


NVK (Coinkite) joins me to talk about a new project, CK-BUNKER, a DIY co-signer. We talk about what this is, how it could be used by bitcoin …

SLP151 Obi - Coinfloor Going Bitcoin Only & Bitcoin Audits (aka Proof of Reserves)

February 21st, 2020


Obi Nwosu, CEO and Co-founder of Coinfloor joins me in this episode to talk about his approach to the space. We talk about:

  • Going Bitcoin Only and …

SLP150 Samourai Wallet - Make Every Bitcoin Spend a CoinJoin

February 18th, 2020


The co-founder of Samourai Wallet, rejoins me in this episode to talk about the current state of bitcoin privacy techniques, and some exciting …

SLP149 Waxwing - Is Consumerism at Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER

February 15th, 2020


Adam Gibson (aka Waxwing), Bitcoin privacy advocate, and contributor to JoinMarket joins me to discuss his thoughts on the state of privacy in …

SLP148 Petek @RadarRayne - Bridging Art and Bitcoin with Stock to Flow

February 10th, 2020


Petek (@RadarRayne) joins me to talk about coming into Bitcoin as an artist, and creating Bitcoin art. We also chat about her experience working with PlanB on stock to flow inspired art pieces, her thoughts on women in …

SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous - Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up

February 7th, 2020


Pierre Rochard (Kraken, Noded Podcast, Nakamoto Institute) and Saifedean Ammous (Bitcoin economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard) join me to …

SLP146 Will Cole - Bitcoin Native Financial Services

February 3rd, 2020


Will Cole, CPO of Unchained Capital joins me to talk about:

  • Learning about bitcoin and austrian economics
  • Bitcoin meet ups and the shifts over time

SLP145 Rahim Taghizadegan - The Zero Interest Rate Trap and social consequences of fiat

January 31st, 2020


Rahim Taghizadegan, Austrian economist and author, joins me in this episode to talk about the problems with central banking, and social consequences of fiat money. If you enjoyed earlier episodes on Austrian economics, …

SLP144 Steve Lee - Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development

January 26th, 2020


Steve Lee joins me in the first official Square Crypto podcast appearance! We talk about how he got into Bitcoin, and Square Crypto’s focus on …

SLP143 Eduardo Gomez - Bitcoin as a source of truth in Venezuela

January 21st, 2020


Eduardo Gomez, head of customer support at joins me to talk about some interesting developments in Venezuela and bitcoin being used to …

SLP142 Pierre-Marie Padiou - ACINQ & Phoenix Wallet: easiest non-custodial lightning wallet yet?

January 18th, 2020


Pierre-Marie Padiou is CEO and co-founder of ACINQ, building on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We talk about how ACINQ got founded and their very impressive new Lightning wallet, Phoenix. Phoenix represents a step forward …

SLP141 American HODL - HODLer stories and Bitcoin Citadels

January 14th, 2020


American HODL of Bitcoin Twitter joins me to tell us his stories of Bitcoin HODLing, how he built up his conviction in Bitcoin HODLing, and where …

SLP140 Gigi - Bitcoin’s Gravity and 21 Lessons

January 10th, 2020


Gigi, Bitcoin author and curator of joins me to talk about some of his recent articles and the recent launch of his 21 Lessons …

SLP139 Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Mastering Lightning & Using BTCPayServer

January 6th, 2020


Andreas M. Antonopoulos, world renowned bitcoin speaker & author rejoins me on the show today to talk about some of his latest projects and …

SLP138 Matt Odell - Should Bitcoiners Coinjoin?

January 1st, 2020


Matt Odell, co-host of TFTC/RHR joins me in this episode to talk about coinjoin techniques and bitcoin privacy. We discuss:

  • What sparked off the …

SLP137 AJ Towns - Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs

December 27th, 2019


AJ Towns, bitcoin core contributor @ Xapo joins me to talk about his recent work advancing the Schnorr, Taproot, and Tapscript BIPs. We talk about:

SLP136 Alex Leishman - Bitcoin Socratic Seminars & River Financial

December 23rd, 2019


Alex Leishman, organizer of SF Bitcoin Devs and CEO of River, joins me in this episode to talk about his journey in Bitcoin and Austrian Economics, …

SLP135 Suheb - Manage Your Lightning Node with RTL

December 20th, 2019


Suheb, co-founder of RTL joins me in this episode to talk about tips on managing your Lightning Node with RTL. We talk:

  • How Suheb got into Lightning

SLP134 Rusty Russell - Lightning Multi Part Payments

December 16th, 2019


Rusty Russell from Blockstream rejoins me in this episode to talk about a very exciting development in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: Multi Part …

SLP133 Trace Mayer - Proof of Keys, and Bitcoin’s Battle on Two Fronts

December 13th, 2019


Trace Mayer, world renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker rejoins me on the podcast to talk about Proof of Keys, an annual event for …

SLP132 Christian Moss (Mandelduck) - Bitcoin Lightning gaming with Zebedee

December 11th, 2019


Christian joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences building on lightning network, and his venture along Andre Neves and Simon Cowell …

SLP131 Parker Lewis - Bitcoin is Intuitive

December 9th, 2019


Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital joins me in this episode to talk about a range of things:

  • How he went from global …

SLP130 ErgoBTC - Tracking PlusToken Scammers with White Hat Bitcoin Chain Analysis

December 4th, 2019


ErgoBTC, a pseudonymous bitcoin ‘white hat’ privacy analyst joins me in this episode to talk about his journey tracking PlusToken scammers in their attempts to mix and dump 200k BTC. This is a must listen episode for …

SLP129 Pascal Gauthier - Ledger, Bitcoin Security, and what to expect for 2020

December 2nd, 2019


Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger joins me in this episode to talk about Ledger Hardware Wallet devices. We talk:

  • Pascal’s background in bitcoin

SLP128 Jan Čapek - Stratum v2 Bitcoin Mining Protocol

November 27th, 2019


Jan Čapek, co-CEO of Braiins and working at Slush Pool joins me to talk about this an upgrade to a Bitcoin Mining protocol, Stratum. Stratum V2 is …

SLP127 Ben Perrin (BTCSessions) - Bitcoin beginner onboarding strategies

November 25th, 2019


Ben Perrin, host of BTCSessions YouTube channel joins me to talk about his experiences educating new Bitcoiners. Listen to this episode to get some …

SLP126 Ben Askren

November 19th, 2019


Ben Askren, a recently retired pro Mixed Martial Artist and former Olympic Wrestler joins me to talk about how he got into Bitcoin and is now …

SLP125 Thomas Voegtlin - Electrum Wallet: Bitcoin seeds, PSBT, Multi sig, Lightning

November 16th, 2019


Thomas Voegtlin, Founder of Electrum Wallet joins me to talk about how and why he started Electrum Wallet, one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets (2011). In this interview we discuss a range of topics around the …

SLP124 Jon Atack - Bitcoin Core Contribution

November 12th, 2019


Jon Atack joins me to talk about his experience with open source software development, and to talk about the process of Bitcoin Core development and …

SLP123 Allen Piscitello - Sidechains & Blockstream Liquid

November 8th, 2019


Allen Piscitello, VP Product of Blockstream joins me to talk about Blockstream Liquid as a new model for inter exchange settlement, and the possibility of building out new financial infrastructure in a way different …

SLP122 PlanB - Responses to the S2F model

November 4th, 2019


PlanB (Pseudonymous Bitcoin Quant) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the response to his seminal work, Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity. There have been some responses to his Stock to Flow (S2F) modelling …

SLP121 Yan Pritzker - Intro to Bitcoin Mining (Beginner episode)

October 31st, 2019


Yan Pritzker, Bitcoin Author and previously CTO of Reverb joins me in this episode to talk about Bitcoin Mining, his book Inventing Bitcoin and give …

SLP120 Jack Mallers - Lightning & Identity, Olympus and Zap

October 28th, 2019


Jack Mallers of Zap joins me to talk about the recent exploration of Lightning Network and Identity, as well as talking about his new service, Olympus, and Zap wallet development. This interview was recorded one day …

SLP119 Alex Bosworth - Submarine Swaps, Loop, Hyperloop

October 24th, 2019


Alex Bosworth, Lightning Infrastructure Lead at Lightning Labs joins me to talk about what he’s working on: Submarine swaps, Lightning Loop and Hyperloop. We chat about the possibilities being enabled for Bitcoin’s …

SLP118 Mike Belshe - BitGo Bitcoin Custody

October 18th, 2019


Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo joins me to talk about his journey with Bitcoin and the challenges BitGo faces in being the world’s largest Bitcoin …

SLP117 Pura Vida - Learning about Bitcoin Privacy

October 13th, 2019


Pura Vida of the Lightning Hood team joins me to share his perspectives and journey in learning about bitcoin privacy and putting it into practice …

SLP116 Taylor Helsper - Easy Bitcoin Nodes with myNode

October 11th, 2019


Taylor joins me to talk about his project myNode which may be one of the easiest, cheapest and feature rich methods to run your own full node and …

SLP115 Trace Mayer - Bitcoin as Ultimate Collateral

October 9th, 2019


Trace Mayer, renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker joins me in this episode to talk about a range of topics on jurisdictional competition in relation to Bitcoin, how best to learn, shifting perceptions on …

SLP114 Gene Epstein - Moderating Bitcoin Debates

October 7th, 2019


Gene Epstein, Director of the Soho forum joins me to talk about his experiences in moderating debates in Bitcoin and Austrian Economics. We talk …

SLP113 Dhruv Bansal - Bitcoin Multisig & Hermit with Unchained Capital

October 4th, 2019


Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder and CSO of Unchained Capital rejoins me in this episode to talk about some bitcoin open source contributions Unchained Capital are making, as well as Unchained Capital products and services. …

SLP112 - Wiz and m52go - Bisq: Decentralised Bitcoin Trading

October 1st, 2019


Wiz and m52go join me in this episode to talk about Bisq, a decentralised open source project that serves to enable zero KYC decentralised Bitcoin …

SLP111 Bitstein - Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Bitcoin Crash Course

September 29th, 2019


My friend Bitstein aka Michael Goldstein rejoins me in this episode to talk about why he founded the Nakamoto Institute. We also talk through some of …

SLP110 Neil Woodfine - Cerberus Protocol for Business Bitcoin Storage

September 26th, 2019


Neil Woodfine of Clavestone rejoins me in this episode to talk about the Cerberus Protocol. Cerberus is a protocol designed to be simple for …

SLP109 Preston Pysh - How To Think About Bitcoin as an Investor

September 24th, 2019


Preston Pysh, co-host of The Investor’s Podcast (a globally ranked Investment podcast), joins me to talk about his thoughts on investing in Bitcoin. We talk about the category errors and pitfalls that an investor must …

SLP108 Bryan Bishop - Bitcoin Vaults & Custody

September 22nd, 2019


Bryan Bishop (Bitcoin developer & consultant) joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences with Bitcoin Custody from working at LedgerX …

SLP107 Jeremy Welch & Jameson Lopp - Casa Wealth Security Protocol

September 18th, 2019


Jeremy Welch (CEO Casa) and Jameson Lopp (CTO Casa) re join me in this episode to talk about Casa Wealth Security Protocol and Casa Keymaster. We …

SLP106 Diogo Monica - Glacier Protocol and Anchorage

September 9th, 2019


Glacier Protocol is widely regarded as one of the best ways for an individual to secure their bitcoins. Who better to join me than the Project Lead …

SLP105 Justin Moon & Stepan Snigirev - DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet and Multi Signature

September 3rd, 2019


Justin Moon (BUIDL Bootcamp) and Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance) rejoin me in this episode to talk about creating your own Bitcoin Hardware …

SLP104 Douglas Bakkum and Jonas Schnelli - BitBox02 by Shift Cryptosecurity

August 30th, 2019


Jonas Schnelli (Bitcoin Core Developer and Maintainer and Co Founder Shift Crypto) and Douglas Bakkum (CEO, Shift Cryptosecurity) join me in this episode to talk about the BitBox02 hardware wallet product from Shift …

SLP103 Charles Guillemet - Hardware Wallet Security and Hacking at Donjon Ledger

August 28th, 2019


Charles Guillemet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, and also leading Ledger Donjon, joins me to talk about Bitcoin hardware wallet hacking. We talk about the attacks possible, the cost of these attacks, and defence …

SLP102 Jimmy Song & Alex Gladstein - The Little Bitcoin Book

August 26th, 2019


Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book. This is the perfect …

SLP101 Rodolfo Novak - Coldcard by Coinkite

August 24th, 2019


Rodolfo Novak (CEO CoinKite) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the Coldcard from Coinkite. We talk about:

  • Why he made the Coldcard
  • Basic …

SLP100 Pavol Rusnak (Stick) - Trezor One and Model T by SatoshiLabs

August 19th, 2019


Pavol Rusnak aka Stick, CTO of SatoshiLabs (the company behind Trezor) joins me in this episode to talk about his journey creating the world’s first …

SLP99 Andrew Chow - Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT

August 15th, 2019


Andrew Chow, Bitcoin Core developer at Blockstream joins me in this episode to talk about his work on HWI - Hardware Wallet Interface and PSBT - Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions. We discuss the benefits of PSBT and …

SLP98 Rusty Russell and Joe Netti - Can Lightning Network Scale to a Million Channels?

August 12th, 2019


So Bitcoin’s Lightning Network exists and works today. Can it scale up to a million channels? Rusty Russell (Blockstream Elements Project, working on c-lightning and the Lightning Spec) and Joe Netti (recently interned …

SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks

August 8th, 2019


Michael Flaxman, Bitcoin Educator and Developer joins me in this episode (part of the SLP Hardware Wallet Interview series) to talk about the current state of Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This episode is a must listen to …

SLP96 Max Hillebrand - Bitcoin Hardware Wallets for Newbies

August 6th, 2019


Max Hillebrand, Bitcoin educator and World Crypto Net broadcaster joins me in this newbie episode to target about good practices with Hardware …

SLP95 Aleks Svetski - Clashing Visions

August 4th, 2019


Aleks Svetski (CEO and co-founder Amber) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the clash of visions:

  • Trading or HODLing 
  • Buying with a lump sum …

SLP94 Roy Sheinfeld - Lightning Network Services for the Masses

July 31st, 2019


Roy Sheinfeld, CEO of Breez Technology joins me to talk about his view of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We touch on a number of topics:

  • Roy’s …

SLP93 Raoul Pal - Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin

July 29th, 2019


Raoul Pal (CEO RealVision and Global Macro Investor) joins me in this episode to discuss the Global Macro risks that he sees, and his perspective on …

SLP92 Britt Kelly - BTCPayServer documentation, translation & Newbie tips

July 25th, 2019


Britt Kelly joins me for the fourth and final episode in the BTCPayServer interview series. 

Britt and I chat about:

  • Getting into Bitcoin and …

SLP91 Kukks - BTCPayServer architecture and BTC transmuter

July 21st, 2019


Episode 3 in the BTCPayServer series! Kukks, BTCPayServer developer and contributor joins me in this episode to talk about his work. We talk about the way BTCPayServer is structured, and also about the BTC Transmuter …

SLP90 Pavlenex - BTCPayServer for Merchants

July 18th, 2019


Episode 2 of the SLP BTCPayServer series! Pavlenex (BTCPayServer contributor and Operator of joins me to talk about his journey in becoming a bitcoiner, and becoming a BTCPayServer contributor. We talk:

SLP89 Rockstar Dev - BTCPayServer, Tor crowdfunding, and Rockstarism

July 15th, 2019


Rockstar Developer joins me to talk about his experiences in open source development, working on BTCPayServer, Tor crowdfunding, and his philosophy …

SLP88 Conner Brown - Bitcoin is Money, not Payments

July 14th, 2019


Conner Brown joins me in this episode to talk about his journey of learning about Bitcoin and why Bitcoin should be thought of as money, not …

SLP87 Per Bylund - The Problem of Production

July 10th, 2019


Assistant Professor and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise at Oklahoma State University, at the OSU School of Entrepreneurship, and Fellow …

SLP86 PlanB - Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening?

July 5th, 2019


SLP86 PlanB - Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening? 

PlanB rejoins me in this anticipated follow up episode discussing his stock to flow data modelling …

SLP85 Sergej Kotliar - Building Bitcoin’s Circular Economy

July 2nd, 2019


Sergej Kotliar (CEO Bitrefill) rejoins me in this episode recorded at Bitcoin2019 Conference in San Francisco to talk about his views on the ‘store of value first’ narrative in Bitcoin. Is there a need to build a …

SLP84 Stepan Snigirev - Quantum Computing Threat to Bitcoin and Next Generation Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

June 30th, 2019


Stepan Snigirev, Quantum Physicist and CTO of CryptoAdvance joins me in this episode to talk about the Quantum threat to Bitcoin, and we also talk about Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This interview was recorded in person in …

SLP83 Conner Fromknecht - Bitcoin Lightning Watchtowers in depth

June 24th, 2019


 Conner Fromknecht Head of Cryptographic Engineering at Lightning Labs, joins me to go in depth on Bitcoin Lightning Watchtowers. Understand how Bitcoin’s Lightning Network keeps channel participants honest and how …

SLP82 Alena Vranova - Data privacy in a digital age

June 21st, 2019


Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at Casa joins me in this episode to talk about the challenges we’re all facing with keeping our data secure, as well …

SLP81 Dan Held - Why Bitcoin’s Security is Fine

June 20th, 2019


Dan Held, Co-Founder of Interchange rejoins me in this episode to talk about the long term security of Bitcoin as it transitions to transaction fee (away from block subsidy). We discuss whether this will be a problem, …

SLP80 Richard Myers - Bitcoin Incentivised Mesh Networking with Lot49

June 17th, 2019


Richard Myers of Gotenna and Global Mesh Labs joins me to talk about a new way to improve mesh networking with the use of bitcoin payments to provide …

SLP79 Misir Mahmudov - Bitcoin, Inequality & Morals

June 15th, 2019


Misir Mahmudov (Bitcoin writer and working Operations at Adaptive Capital) joins me in this episode to talk:

  • How he learned about Bitcoin and …

SLP78 Samourai Wallet - Welcome to the Dojo

June 10th, 2019


A co-founder of the Bitcoin privacy focused wallet, Samourai Wallet, rejoins the show in this fantastic episode to talk about the many updates since …

SLP77 Kalle Rosenbaum - Grokking Bitcoin: it’s not just for developers

June 7th, 2019


Kalle Rosenbaum (author, developer and bitcoin consultant) joins me in this episode to discuss his new book, Grokking Bitcoin. We talk:

  • The process …

SLP76 Vijay Boyapati - Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0

June 3rd, 2019


Vijay Boyapati, Bitcoin economic commentator, joins me to talk about:

  • Monetary stages of evolution
  • Merchant adoption of Bitcoin to receive payment …

SLP75 Giacomo Zucco - There is only one Bitcoin (Newbie episode)

May 31st, 2019


Giacomo joins me again in this episode to explain for newbies why there is only one Bitcoin. We cover common points of confusion that newbies and …

SLP74 Wiz - Bitcoiners vs Shitcoiners

May 28th, 2019


Wiz, Bitcoin OG from Tokyo (and creator of the “Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner” browser extension) joins me in this episode to discuss his career, how to build your own ISP, and also, a new way to help mitigate social attacks …

SLP73 Tamas Blummer - Rust-Bitcoin, Threats to Bitcoin & Bitcoin Data Science

May 23rd, 2019


Tamas Blummer, Bitcoin developer and entrepreneur with a long and respected background in Bitcoin joins me in this must-listen, wide ranging episode …

SLP72 Eric Voskuil - Fractional or Full Reserve Banking? and Jurisdictional Arbitrage

May 20th, 2019


Eric Voskuil (lead developer of libbitcoin and Cryptoeconomics author) joins me to talk about his views on Austrian economics, Murray Rothbard, …

SLP71 Stephan Livera - Intro to Bitcoin Austrian thought

May 15th, 2019


On listener request, I fly solo for this episode to give Bitcoin newbies and Bitcoin intermediate listeners an overview on 'Bitcoin Austrian' …

SLP70 Matt Odell - Putting Bitcoin into practice for noobs

May 6th, 2019


Matt Odell, Bitcoin podcast co-host of the Rabbit Hole Recap joins me in this fun episode to talk about ways Bitcoiners can put theory into practice. …

SLP69 Saifedean Ammous - How governments could kill Bitcoin and Bitcoin scenarios

April 29th, 2019


Saifedean Ammous, Bitcoin economist and author of seminal book, The Bitcoin Standard, joins me in this episode. We talk about some of his recent …

SLP68 Joost Jager - Lightning Loop Out/In, and Lightning Network Criticisms

April 20th, 2019


Joost Jager, Lightning Network Infrastructure Engineer at Lightning Labs, joins me in this episode to talk about Lightning Loop Out and In. We also discuss some of the recent criticisms of the Lightning Network by Peter …

SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) - Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques

April 15th, 2019


Plan B (@100trillionUSD), operator of a well known pseudonymous twitter account joins me for discussion on modelling the incredible value of Bitcoin. Don’t miss this discussion on data modelling, finance and investing …

SLP66 James O’Beirne - The truth about ‘power’ in Bitcoin

April 10th, 2019


James O’Beirne, Bitcoin Core Engineer at Chaincode Labs joins me in this episode to talk about the real nature of ‘power’ and control within Bitcoin. …

SLP65 Nik Bhatia: Bitcoin Lightning Reference Rate and Node Accrual Rate

April 4th, 2019


Nik Bhatia CFA charter holder and Bitcoin-native financial theorist joins me for discussion on the Lightning Network Interest Rate (LNRR) - a concept …

SLP64 Tuur Demeester - What is Bitcoin Worth? A Bitcoin Valuation Framework

March 30th, 2019


Tuur Demeester, Bitcoin/Macro Investor and Writer, and Founding Partner of Adamant Capital joins us in a very important macro-economic and investment discussion on how to assess Bitcoin’s value through its past and into …

SLP63 LightningK0ala - Bitcoin and Lightning enabled online gaming

March 28th, 2019


LightningK0ala joins us to talk about his new Bitcoin Lightning powered online gaming venture, Koala Studio. We talk: 

  • How he got into Lightning …

SLP62 Rodolfo Novak - Keeping Bitcoin Cypherpunk

March 27th, 2019


Rodolfo Novak, Founder of Coinkite joins me to discuss ways to keep Bitcoin in line with its true cypherpunk values: 

  • Decentralizing Bitcoin’s …

SLP61 David Bailey - Refocusing on Bitcoin

March 23rd, 2019


David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media (yBitcoin, Bitcoin Magazine, Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network) joins me in this wide ranging conversation about Bitcoin over …

SLP60 Askuwheteau & Ketominer of nodl - Plug and Play Bitcoin Lightning Nodes

March 19th, 2019


Askuwheteau and Ketominer of the team join me to talk about the ‘plug and play’ Bitcoin Lightning full node hardware they are creating. We …

SLP59 Christian Decker - Bitcoin Lightning Channel Factories

March 14th, 2019


Dr Christian Decker of Blockstream, one of the world’s leading experts on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, joins Stephan to talk in-depth about …

SLP58 Chris Belcher - Defending Bitcoin Privacy

March 11th, 2019


Chris Belcher, Bitcoin Privacy OG (JoinMarket, Electrum Personal Server) joins me in this must listen episode on Bitcoin Privacy fundamentals. Chris …

SLP57 Alex Adelman, Founder of Lolli - How Newbies Can Earn Bitcoin

March 9th, 2019


Alex Adelman, CEO and Founder of Lolli joins me to talk about How Newbies Can Earn Bitcoin. We'll be discussing: 

  • Psychology around bitcoin today 

Max Keidun & Roman Snitko of Hodl Hodl Bitcoin Exchange & Baltic Honeybadger

March 2nd, 2019


Max Keidun and Roman Snitko (CEO and CTO of Hodl Hodl) join me to talk:

  • Why they started Hodl Hodl, a P2P exchange
  • How Hodl Hodl is different from …

SLP55 Shinobi (Brian_Trollz)

February 25th, 2019


Shinobi (aka Bitcoin Twitter character @Brian_Trollz) joins me in this episode to discuss a range of topics: 

  • Problems with using Litecoin for …

SLP54 Justin Camarena of Bitrefill - Bitcoin Lightning & Channel Management

February 21st, 2019


Justin Camarena of Bitrefill joins me to talk about his journey with Bitcoin Lightning development and pioneering Bitcoin Lightning payments at …

SLP53 Andreas M. Antonopoulos - On Bitcoin Maximalism

February 18th, 2019


Andreas M. Antonopoulos (best-selling author, speaker and bitcoin  educator) joins me in this episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin  Maximalism …

SLP52 Jack Dorsey & Elizabeth Stark - Bitcoin: Native Currency of the Internet

February 11th, 2019


Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter & Square) & Elizabeth Stark (CEO of Lightning Labs) join me to talk about the vision of Bitcoin as native currency of the internet. Bitcoin's principles, resilience, and being 'of the …

SLP51 Dr Guido Hülsmann - Austrian Monetary Economics & Bitcoin

February 5th, 2019


Dr Guido Hülsmann, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, and Economics Professor at the University of Anger, France, joins me in this very special episode. We talk about government monetary intervention compared with a …

SLP50 Rui Gomes & João Almeida of OpenNode - Helping merchants take Bitcoin Lightning Payments

February 2nd, 2019


Rui Gomes & João Almeida (CTO, co-founder) of OpenNode join me in this episode to discuss why they turned down Roger Ver's $1.25M, as well as the vision of OpenNode in enabling Bitcoin & Lightning payments. …

SLP49 Marty Bent - Bitcoin content creation and curation, and 'mainstream' Economics

January 24th, 2019


Marty Bent, host of the Tales From the Crypt podcast, and editor in chief of Marty's Bent joins me in this episode. We talk about Bitcoin content creation and curation, and also touch on the shifts in thinking from …

SLP48 Nicolas Dorier and BTCPayServer - self hosted Bitcoin and Lightning payments

January 20th, 2019


Nicolas Dorier, a Bitcoin developer, joins me in this episode to talk about the open source project he started, BTCPayServer. BTCPayServer allows you …

SLP47 Giacomo Zucco - Custodial LN, Altcoins, Financialisation, Attacks on Bitcoin

January 15th, 2019


Giacomo Zucco, well known Bitcoin advocate, Supremo of BHB Network, and bitcoin consultant/teacher joins me in this episode. We talk:

  • His Bitcoin …

SLP46 Sjors Provoost - Bitcoin Core Dev, Hardware Wallet Support, Fungibility

January 8th, 2019


Sjors Provoost (Bitcoin Core developer) joins me to discuss a range of topics: 

  • Bitcoin Core Development and Review 
  • Working towards hardware …

SLP45 Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute

January 4th, 2019


Jeff Deist joins me to discuss Bitcoin and the application of Austrian economics in understanding Bitcoin. Topics: 

  • Market selection of money
  • The …

SLP44 Aleks Svetski, CEO of Amber - Blind Excesses, Crypto, Bitcoin

January 3rd, 2019


Aleks Svetski (CEO, co-founder of Amber) joins me in this fiery episode  to talk about the blind excesses of 'Crypto' over the last few years and  more:

- Crazy excesses that we saw over the last few years
- STO's - …

SLP43 Jameson Lopp, Cypherpunk and CTO of Casa

December 29th, 2018


Jameson Lopp, Cypherpunk & CTO of Casa, joins me in this episode to discuss a range of topics:

  • What he's working on right now @ Casa
  • "Who …

SLP42 Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream - Blockstream Satellite, Tim May, Bitcoin Privacy

December 17th, 2018


Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, Cypherpunk & Cryptographer, and inventor of hashcash (cited in Bitcoin's whitepaper) joins me in this episode. We talk about the new update to Blockstream satellite, Tim May and …

SLP41 Dhruv Bansal of Unchained Capital - Bitcoin Dust in the Machine, and Bitcoin Financial Service

December 17th, 2018


Dhruv Bansal, Chief Science Officer of Unchained Capital joins me to talk about some of his data science analytical work on Bitcoin's blockchain, and also how Unchained Capital are thinking about Bitcoin financial …

SLP40 Vijay Boyapati - Why Credit Deflation is More Likely Than Mass Inflation

December 16th, 2018


Vijay Boyapati (Software Developer, Austrian Economist) joins me to discuss his 2010 article, "Why Credit Deflation Is More Likely Than Mass Inflation". Find out where economics commentators were getting it wrong …

SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs

December 11th, 2018


Laolu aka roasbeef, CTO of Lightning Labs joins me in this episode to talk about some of the latest developments with Bitcoin's Lightning Network:
- …

SLP38 Per Bylund - The size of firms

December 8th, 2018


Per Bylund (Assistant Professor at OSU and Fellow of Mises Institute) joins me to discuss how some firms today are larger than what they would be …

SLP37 Rene Pickhardt - Bitcoin Lightning Education & Lightning Summit

December 4th, 2018


Rene Pickhardt, a Bitcoin/Lightning educator, and rising star in the world of Lightning joins me to talk about the Lightning Network. We discuss:
- …

SLP36 Justin Moon - Teaching Bitcoin HODLers to code @ BUIDL Bootcamp

November 29th, 2018


Justin Moon (Founder/Instructor, BUIDL Bootcamp), joins me in this episode to discuss how he came into Bitcoin recently and started doing presentations, Bitcoin application coding and now teaching Bitcoin development to …

SLP35 Pierre Rochard - Lightning Power Excel Plugin, Lightning Residency

November 24th, 2018


Pierre Rochard (Noded Podcast, Nakamoto Institute, Bitcoin Advisory) joins me in this episode to talk about his new Bitcoin Lightning "Power" Excel Plugin, which allows you to tinker with Lightning right inside MS …

SLP34 Dan Held - Bitcoin Heroes, Villains, Survival, and Capitulation

November 17th, 2018


Dan Held (Co-Founder Picks & Shovels) has been writing influential articles and joins me in this episode to share his perspectives on being in Bitcoin for 6 years. We discuss what the real narrative was around …

SLP33 Kara Haas - Bitcoin & Crypto Audit and Accounting

November 10th, 2018


Kara Haas, CPA joins me to discuss Bitcoin auditing and accounting. Especially in relation to Tether, there are many people confused about what an audit is, versus an attestation. And with the Bitmain IPO, some …

SLP32 Rigel (CoinsureNZ), Relaying Bitcoin transactions with TxTenna for censorship resistance

November 4th, 2018


Rigel Walshe (aka CoinsureNZ) joins me to talk about his recent viral adventures in sending Bitcoin transactions without internet on the device itself. His recent stories lit up social media and showed real world usage …

SLP31 Bitcoin & Crypto eating the world, with Patri Friedman

October 31st, 2018


Patri Friedman, MD of Zarko Investment Group and a leader in the seasteading movement joins me to talk about how Bitcoin & Crypto will enable greatly freer markets around the world. We talk about Bitcoin maximalism, …

SLP30 Bitcoin-backed loans and financial services, with Zac Prince of BlockFi

October 29th, 2018


Zac Prince, Founder and CEO of BlockFi joins me in this episode to talk about the incredible benefits of Bitcoin as collateral for USD loans. We talk …

SLP29 - Samourai Wallet, Bitcoin privacy software that Silicon Valley would never build

October 25th, 2018


One of the pseudonymous founders of Samourai Wallet joins me in this exciting episode to talk about Bitcoin privacy techniques that are applied within the wallet and upcoming improvements to their Bitcoin wallet app. …

SLP28 - Cyphernode Bitcoin API, with Francis Pouliot and Etienne Larrivee of Satoshi Portal

October 22nd, 2018


Francis Pouliot and Etienne Larrivee (CEO Satoshi Portal and Lead Developer Cyphernode), join me to talk about their newly released open source …

SLP27 - Turning Stranded Natural Gas Into Bitcoin Mining Hashes, with Steve Barbour of Upstream Data

October 20th, 2018


Steve Barbour (Founder, Upstream Data) joins me to discuss how he is turning stranded natural gas into Bitcoin mining hashes. His HashGen product uses low value natural gas to improve the economics for Canadian Oil and …

SLP26 - Building Bitcoin services to last, with Jeremy Welch of Casa

October 13th, 2018


Jeremy Welch (Founder of Casa) joins me in this episode to talk about crafting a business around the concept of safely storing bitcoin. We talk about the ethos of Casa, designing services for a sovereign individual, …

SLP25 - Taking Bitcoin Lightning Payment, and 'earner adoption', with Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill

October 2nd, 2018


Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to discuss taking bitcoin and lightning payments as an online merchant. We talked about the challenges and …

SLP24 - Wasabi Bitcoin Wallet & Bitcoin Privacy, with Adam Ficsor (nopara73)

September 27th, 2018


Adam Ficsor (nopara73), a Bitcoin privacy developer and CTO of zkSNACKs joins me to talk about his new wallet, Wasabi Wallet. We talk about:

Privacy being for everyone
Comparison with other privacy projects, such as …

SLP23 - Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and Lightning Development, with Rusty Russell of Blockstream

September 20th, 2018


Rusty Russell, a well known and respected Bitcoin Lightning developer at Blockstream joins me in this episode. We talk about his article, The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and discuss the Lightning Network for …

SLP22 - Unnecessary crypto-tokens and Bitcoin/Lightning development, with Udi Wertheimer

September 17th, 2018


Udi Wertheimer (Bitcoin software developer) joins me to discuss the use of unnecessary crypto-tokens, why some people do it, the use of non-crypto tokens in gaming, unnecessary blockchains, #reckless lightning …

SLP21 - Jimmy Song, Bitcoin Educator, Developer and Entrepreneur

September 15th, 2018


Jimmy Song (Bitcoin Educator, Developer, and Entrepreneur) joins me in this episode to discuss his recent debate with Roger Ver, and in the second half we also discuss Blockchain skepticism. We separate the signal from …

SLP20 - Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream

September 9th, 2018


Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream (leading provider of blockchain technologies) joins me in this episode to discuss a variety of topics:

Bitmain IPO, …

SLP19 - The Bitcoin Ecosystem, with Vortex (Jeffrey)

September 8th, 2018


Vortex (Jeffrey), a software developer and well known bitcoin YouTuber joins me in this episode to talk about the Bitcoin ecosystem. This interview is targeted for newbies to bitcoin, to help them understand the key …

SLP18 - Pioneering Bitcoin/Lightning Payments in Australia, with Daniel Alexiuc (CEO Living Room of Satoshi)

September 3rd, 2018


Daniel Alexiuc (CEO of Living Room of Satoshi) joins me in this episode to discuss how he is pioneering Bitcoin and Lightning Network payments in Australia, both on his website LROS, and also as a partner with Travel By …

SLP17 - Bitmain, Bcash, Facebook Crypto rumours, and reframing scarcity with Vijay Boyapati

September 1st, 2018


Vijay Boyapati (Software engineer, Austrian economist) and I discuss the coming Bitmain IPO, the economic errors behind BCash, rumours of Facebook entering Crypto, reframing scarcity, hard money in earlier times, and …

SLP16 - Keeping Bitcoin Simple, with Beautyon (Akin Fernandez)

August 29th, 2018


Akin (Beautyon_) and I discuss what led him to Bitcoin, his Bitcoin business Azteco, stances on Bitcoin and regulation, the importance of keeping …

SLP15 - Intellectual Property, Bitcoin, and Internet Censorship, with Stephan Kinsella

August 17th, 2018


Stephan Kinsella, Intellectual Property lawyer, and libertarian advocate joins me in this episode to discuss:

His story with bitcoin
Money as Sui Generis Good
The imprecise application of Lockean property …

SLP14 - Lightning Hack Day, with Jeff Gallas of Fulmo

August 17th, 2018


Jeff Gallas is the Founder of Fulmo and lead organizer of #LightningHackDay. We talk about the community of pioneers who are building lightning …

SLP13 - Bitcoin as Ultimate Asset, with Fernando Ulrich, Austrian Economist

August 16th, 2018


In this episode, we talk through emerging market currency crises, and his new 5 part article series on Bitcoin as Ultimate Asset. We contrast differing monetary views, why it doesn't make sense to spend bitcoin right …

SLP12 - Bitcoin Mining and Energy, with Hass McCook

August 14th, 2018


Hass McCook and I discuss the Bitcoin mining market and his recent research, "The Cost and Sustainability of Bitcoin". We cover key bitcoin mining metrics, bitcoin mining cost price ranges, the Bitcoin Price - Mining …

SLP11 - Bitcoin's Decentralised Governance, with Pierre Rochard

August 12th, 2018


Pierre Rochard (co-founder Nakamoto Institute, co-host Noded podcast) and I talk through Bitcoin's Decentralised Governance. This is the process by …

SLP10 - Visions of Bitcoin and Transaction Batching with Nic Carter and Hasu

August 11th, 2018


Nic Carter and Hasu join me to discuss the multitude of changing visions of Bitcoin, and also a Transaction Batching analysis they performed. We …

SLP9 - Lightning UX and Routing, with Bryan Vu

August 11th, 2018


Bryan Vu, VP of Product at Lightning Labs joins me in this episode to sketch out a vision of what Lightning Network may evolve into. We discuss …

SLP8 - Bitcoin Monetary Evolution, with Murad Mahmudov

August 9th, 2018


Murad and I explore a range of economic thought about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in a fascinating interview discussing the path to Bitcoin as …

SLP7 - Earning Interest on Bitcoin's Lightning Network, with Nik Bhatia

August 4th, 2018


In this episode with Nik Bhatia, we talk about the potential for forming capital markets on top of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, by calculating …

SLP6 - Fiat Money as 'fad diet', with Bitstein

August 3rd, 2018


In this episode with Bitstein, we break down Paul Krugman's errors in his NYT "Transaction Costs and Tethers: Why I’m a Crypto Skeptic" column, as …

SLP5 - Bitcoin in Beijing and common errors in 'Crypto', with Neil Woodfine

August 2nd, 2018


In this episode with Neil Woodfine, we talk about the changing face of Bitcoin education and common errors in reasoning about Bitcoin and 'token economics'. Some topics we touch on:

Bitcoin in Beijing
Bitcoin …

SLP4 - Why Bitcoin and not the others, with JW Weatherman

July 29th, 2018


In this collaboration episode with JW Weatherman, we talk about some of the reasons why Bitcoin is best, versus the altcoins. We also discuss some of …

SLP3 - Bitcoin Investment Theses with Pierre Rochard

July 29th, 2018


Pierre Rochard joins us in this incredible episode to discuss the case for investing in Bitcoin. Pierre shares insights and thoughts from his years of being in the Bitcoin space, and offers improved ways of thinking …

SLP2 - How Bitcoin "mentally captures" people with Vijay Boyapati

July 28th, 2018


In this episode with Vijay Boyapati, we discuss economics of Bitcoin. Most interesting is the concept that over time, more and more people are being 'mentally captured' by Bitcoin. Some other points discussed:

SLP1 - Bitcoin as Sound Money with Saifedean Ammous, Austrian Economist

July 23rd, 2018


Stephan interviews Saifedean Ammous, Austrian Economics Professor and author of The Bitcoin Standard. In this podcast episode we take a deep dive into the case for Bitcoin as sound money, and what is potentially the …

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