Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

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160 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Tales from the Crypt #100: @arbedout

September 19th, 2019

3:22:33

Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell and a very special guest, arbedout. Arbedout is a Twitter anon who has some incredible views on Bitcoin. …

Tales from the Crypt #99: Raoul Pal

September 18th, 2019

1:06:03

Join Marty as he sits down with Raoul Pal, Founder of Real Vision and Global Macro Investor, to discuss:

- Repo markets

- The state of the global …

Tales from the Crypt #98: Carla Kirk-Cohen

September 17th, 2019

1:05:29

Join Marty as he sits down with Carla Kirk-Cohen, the last of Chaincode Labs' Summer residents to swing through the studio, to discuss:

- Carla's journey to Bitcoin

- Her passion for the Lightning Network

- Life in …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.09

September 13th, 2019

1:07:59

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- Lightning CVE exploited in the wild, lnd 0.7.0 vulnerable, update!

Tales from the Crypt #97: Eric Voskuil

September 11th, 2019

1:53:13

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Eric Voskuil, lead maintainer of the libbitcoin Bitcoin implementation, as they discuss:

- libbitcoin

- Austrian Economics

- Attack vectors

- Eric's experience in the Navy 

- …

Tales from the Crypt #96: Elichai Turkel

September 9th, 2019

1:04:13

Join Marty as he sits down with Elichai Turkel, recent Summer resident at Chaincode Labs, to discuss:

- Elichai's path to cryptography and Bitcoin

- Schnorr signatures

- Taproot 

- Miniscript

- Cryptography

- State of …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.09.02

September 5th, 2019

1:05:12

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- Portugal is indeed exempting bitcoin from cap gains treatment:

Tales from the Crypt #95: Gleb Naumenko

September 4th, 2019

1:19:30

Join Marty as he sits down with Gleb Naumenko to discuss:

- Gleb's experience helping to build an exchange

- Bitcoin usage in Ukraine

- Gleb's work on Erlay

- The Erebus attack 

- Movies

Cash App. Head over to the App …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.26

August 29th, 2019

45:39

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- ColdCard MK3 announced: https://blog.coinkite.com/coldcard-mark3/

- https://ln.alhur.es/ by @fiatjf

- UI for …

Tales from the Crypt #94: Fabian Jahr

August 28th, 2019

1:37:54

Join Marty as he sits down with Fabian Jahr, current Summer resident at Chaincode Labs, to discuss the RPC call Fabian has been working on this Summer, the Chaincode residency experience, the Bitcoin scene in Berlin, …

Tales from the Crypt #93: Rodolfo Novak

August 27th, 2019

1:23:51

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Rodolfo Novak to discuss Coinkite, how Rodolfo approaches making products for Bitcoiners, a little Bitcoin …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.19

August 22nd, 2019

1:10:08

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 

- BitBlockBoom - bitsteins talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAuHv5cPl8

- New Erebus attack paper -

Tales from the Crypt #92: Bryan Bishop & Joseph Jackson

August 21st, 2019

1:34:53

Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor Bryan Bishop and his friend Joseph Jackson to discuss:

- Bitcoin Vaults

- Bitcoin security

- …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.08.12 LIVE w/ Pierre Rochard & Michael Goldstein

August 19th, 2019

47:09

Join Marty and Matt as they're joined by the hosts of the Noded Podcast, Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein to discuss:

- Bakkt Futures

- Binance …

Tales from the Crypt #91: Tuur Demeester

August 17th, 2019

43:47

Join Marty as he sits down with Tuur Demeester, Founder of Adamant Capital, to discuss Tuur's journey to Bitcoin, the founding of Adamant Research then Adamant Capital, how to leverage Bitcoin to short USD, Bitcoin's …

Tales from the Crypt #90: James C.

August 15th, 2019

55:13

Join Marty as he sits down with James Chiang, currently spending his Summer at Chaincode Labs, to discuss James' journey to Bitcoin, his experience with Libbitcoin, how Libbitcoin compares to Bitcoin Core, working in …

Tales from the Crypt #89: BitcoinTINA & Alpha Zeta

August 14th, 2019

58:20

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with BitcoinTINA & Alpha Zeta to talk about the current market conditions, where Bitcoin sits, whether or not Bitcoin is a risk-on or risk-off trade, and the fact that Bitcoin is …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.29

August 1st, 2019

1:00:56

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 

- JoinMarket, fidelity bonds, and privacy -

Tales from the Crypt #88: Richard Myers

July 30th, 2019

2:05:40

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Richard Myers, who is working on "Bitcoin's last mile" via mesh networks at GoTenna and Global Mesh Labs, to discuss:

- ByteABit, Richard's P2P mobile Bitcoin exchange

- Mesh …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.22

July 26th, 2019

1:03:19

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

-BTCPayServer - https://stephanlivera.com/episodes/

- Wasabi & Samourai

- Ethereum hashrate down 42% from ATH, …

Tales from the Crypt #87: Conner Brown

July 23rd, 2019

1:53:27

Join Marty as he sits down with Conner Brown to discuss how he became interested in Bitcoin, philosophy, the intersubjective nature of money, Kanye …

Tales from the Crypt #86: Ben Hunt

July 19th, 2019

1:48:18

Join Marty as he sits down with Ben Hunt (with a guest appearance from James O'Beirne) to discuss some of the running themes from Epsilon Theory, how they relate to Bitcoin, and why Bitcoiners may be fighting a losing …

Tales from the Crypt #85: Paranoid Bull

July 16th, 2019

1:11:53

Join Marty as he sits down with DAL, AKA Paranoid Bull, to discuss his journey through the markets, systemic risk, political risk, the world's …

Tales from the Crypt #84: Bull Bitcoin

July 15th, 2019

1:08:42

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Francis Pouliot and BTC Sessions from Bull Bitcoin to discuss the Montreal Bitcoin scene throughout the …

The Trump Tweet Ep: Marty, Matt and Murad Mahmudov

July 12th, 2019

31:26

Marty, Matt and Murad breakdown the implications of Donald J. Trump and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell's comments on Bitcoin. 

Links discussed: 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149472282584072192

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.07.08

July 11th, 2019

1:00:09

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- Coldcard 

- Nodl update

- Wasabi update

- Samourai 0.99.81 -

Tales from the Crypt #83: Aleks Svetski

July 9th, 2019

54:48

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Aleksander Svetski, founder of Amber, to discuss his journey to Bitcoin, lessons from trading, lessons from being a door to door salesman, why Bitcoin not Blockchain, putting up …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Freedom Edition Week of 2019.07.01

July 5th, 2019

1:05:50

This week Marty and Matt sit down on the 4th of July to discuss:

- Bitcoin's revolutionary nature

- Sats App announced by Casa

Tales from the Crypt #82: Ketominer + Askuwheteau

July 2nd, 2019

1:47:33

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Ketominer and Askuwheteau, the team behind Nodl.it, to discuss how Nodl came to be, their recent partnership with Samourai Wallet, the freedom that Bitcoin enables, potentially …

Tales from the Crypt #81: Dan Held

July 1st, 2019

1:53:07

Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, Co-Founder of Interchange, to discuss his paper on Bitcoin's future security, the importance of sharpening narratives, the false narratives that seem to persist, and much more. 

Rabbit Hole Recap LIVE: Week of 2019.06.24

June 27th, 2019

46:31

Join Marty and Matt as they are joined by Pierre Rochard, Bitcoin Sign Guy & Francis Pouliot with a special appearance from Paul Sztorc as they …

Rabbit Hole Cap: Week of 2019.06.17

June 19th, 2019

1:12:05

This week Marty & Matt discuss:

- Libra https://libra.org/en-US/

- Cash App deposits go live, fund cash card with bitcoin

Tales from the Crypt #80: Andrew Poelstra

June 18th, 2019

1:09:11

Join Marty as he sits down with Andrew Poelstra, Head of Research at Blockstream, to discuss Cryptography, how small of a field it is, how it's …

Tales from the Crypt #79: John Carvalho

June 14th, 2019

1:44:18

Join Marty + Matt as they sit down with John Carvalho, CCO of Bitrefill, to discuss his history in Bitcoin, all the dope stuff Bitrefill is working …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.06.10

June 13th, 2019

1:04:21

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- Proposed ban on Bitcoin in India

- Home mining https://twitter.com/Karnickleon/status/1138906263230828544?s=19

- …

Tales from the Crypt #78: Lawrence Nahum

June 11th, 2019

49:33

Join Marty as he sits down with Lawrence Nahum, Founder of GreenAddress + Chief Architect at Blockstream, to discuss approaching Bitcoin development, the history of GreenAddress, what he's working on at Blockstream, …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.06.03

June 6th, 2019

1:06:03

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 

- Rooftop RHR in SF - code "tftc25"

-  First 100 person CoinJoin https://blockstream.info/tx/e4a789d16a24a6643dfee06e018ad27648b896daae6a3577ae0f4eddcc4d9174

- 6102 Bitcoin hodl …

Tales from the Crypt #77: David Bailey

June 5th, 2019

1:30:24

Join Marty as he sits down with David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, how BTC Media came to be, the state of discourse around Bitcoin, how people are underestimating Bitcoin's TAM, and …

Tales from the Crypt #76: Alex Gladstein

May 31st, 2019

1:35:33

Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, to discuss how Alex ended up at the HRF, how authoritarian regimes use digital …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.27

May 30th, 2019

57:37

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 


- Wasabi update: https://wasabiwallet.io/

- Erlay proposal, https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-May/016994.html

- New bitcoin ATH in Argentinian peso

- 4.1 …

Tales from the Crypt #75: Jack Mallers

May 28th, 2019

1:21:59

Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers to discuss Zap, potential futures markets for Bitcoin miners, upgrades to the Lightning Network, …

Tales from the Crypt #74: Andrew Torba

May 24th, 2019

1:27:49

Join Marty as he sits down with Andrew Torba, Founder and CEO of Gab.com, to discuss what it's like to be de-platformed, the Silicon Valley …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.20

May 23rd, 2019

1:00:04

This week Marty and Matt discuss:


- Who would you want to tweet about Bitcoin?


- LN node update

Tales from the Crypt #73: Jan Čapek + Pavel Moravec

May 21st, 2019

1:30:41

Join Marty as he sits down with Jan Čapek and Pavel Moravec, Co-CEOs of Slush Pool & Braiins, to discuss their backgrounds, Slush Pool's history, …

Tales from the Crypt #72: Jeff Vandrew

May 20th, 2019

1:33:20

Join Marty as he sits down with Jeff Vandrew, Attorney-CPA-Coder, to discuss Distributism, self-custody Bitcoin IRAs, maintaing BTCPayServer's Python implementation, rent seeking, relearning to code, and much more. 


Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.13

May 16th, 2019

50:17

This week Marty and Matt are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy to discuss a bunch of stuff. 


Thank you to this week's sponsors.

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Tales from the Crypt #71: James O'Beirne

May 14th, 2019

1:50:28

Join Marty as he sits down with James O'Beirne, Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss his assumeutxo proposal, debt, short-term v. long-term thinking, and what it's like being a permabear. 


Checkout the assumeutxo …

Tales from the Crypt #70: Ruben Waterman

May 13th, 2019

1:29:38

Join Marty and Matt Odell as they sit down with the one man team behind Bittr, the easiest way to stack sats in Europe. We discuss Ruben's path to Bitcoin, his experience getting a Masters in Blockchain from the …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.05.06

May 9th, 2019

1:15:45

This week Marty and Matt are joined by Murad Mahmudov from Adaptive Capital to discuss:


- Binance hack

- onlynet=onion in config file - h/t Evan …

Tales from the Crypt #69: Juthica Chou

May 7th, 2019

42:17

Join Marty as he sits down with Juthica Chou, Co-Founder and COO of LedgerX, to discuss Bitcoin options, what it was like for LedgerX to navigate the …

Tales from the Crypt #68: Patrick Dugan

April 30th, 2019

2:13:51

Join Marty as he sits down with Founder and CEO of TradeLayer, Patrick Dugan, to discuss Patrick's run in with pot smoking bandits in Argentina, what he's building on TradeLayer, how decentralized derivatives markets …

Tales from the Crypt #67: Nik Bhatia

April 23rd, 2019

1:39:36

Join Marty as he sits down with Nik Bhatia, who has pushed forward the theory of Lightning Network Reference Rates, to discuss a range of topics including reference rates in the traditional financial sector, LNRR, …

Tales from the Crypt #66: Parker Lewis

April 9th, 2019

1:21:37

Join Marty as he sits down with Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, to discuss Unchained's mission and product suite, …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.04.01

April 5th, 2019

55:07

This week Marty and Matt discuss:


- Eclair Correction

- Price talk

- Cumberland OTC desk 10+ bids over 1000 bitcoin on Monday -

Tales from the Crypt #65: Johnny Dilley, Tom Garrambone & Matt Odell

April 2nd, 2019

1:34:11

Join Marty as he sits down with Johnny Dilley (Founder of Mempool Partners), Tom Garrambone (Founder of Tetras Capital), and Matt Odell (Bitcoiner) …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.25

March 29th, 2019

46:35

This week Marty and Matt Discuss: 


- Coinbase, stake is on the menu

- Steve Barbour WSJ article

- BSV

- Bitmain IPO not happening

- ryanofsky PR …

Tales from the Crypt #64: Carl Dong

March 19th, 2019

1:25:12

Join Marty as he sits down with Carl Dong, Bitcoin Core contributor currently working at Chaincode Labs, to discuss responsible disclosures, making …

Tales from the Crypt #63: Zac Prince & Rene van Kesteren

March 15th, 2019

1:38:41

Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince & Rene van Kesteren from Blockfi to discuss their new interest account product, how they manage risk …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.11

March 14th, 2019

1:02:43

This week Marty and Matt are joined by Adam Ficsor (@nopara73), Founder of Wasabi Wallet, to discuss:


- The current dust attack against Wasabi users - https://twitter.com/nopara73/status/1105779583410946049

- CoinJoins 

Tales from the Crypt #62: Jake Chervinsky

March 12th, 2019

1:53:37

Join Marty as he sits down with Jake Chervinsky, a lawyer with a focus on government enforcement defense and securities litigation, as they discuss the law and how it pertains to Bitcoin and everything created in its …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.03.04

March 7th, 2019

57:54

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 


- Canadian Revenue Service asking for BTC addresses: https://twitter.com/kyletorpey/status/1103467047412002817


- Ripple, FinCen agreement:

Tales from the Crypt #61: Jack Dorsey

March 4th, 2019

35:04

Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, to discuss how Jack came to experiment with Bitcoin, the parallels he sees between Twitter and Bitcoin, dealing with pseudonymity on Twitter, how …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.25

March 1st, 2019

54:23

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

-Casa new product lineup

Tales from the Crypt #60: Misir Mahmudov

February 26th, 2019

2:39:32

Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin researcher Misir Mahmudov to discuss many topics including Bitcoin as Time, Bitcoin's amorality, Bitcoin's …

Tales from the Crypt #59: Eric Spano

February 20th, 2019

2:01:31

Join Marty as he sits down with Eric Spano, Founder of bylls.com, to discuss building a product with little understanding of code, enterprise …

Tales from the Crypt #58: André Neves

February 19th, 2019

1:48:03

Join Marty as he sits down with André Neves, Co-Founder and Co-CTO of Koala Studio, to discuss everything from BTC/LN adoption via gaming, what it's like to live in the UAE, the Surveillance State, and much more. 


Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.11

February 14th, 2019

1:02:45

This week Marty and Matt discuss:


-Tippin.me extension

-Lolli extension

-Spacebit.live

-Venezuela ATH LocalBitcoins volume - 2454 Bitcoin / 8.95 …

Tales from the Crypt #57: Alex Adelman

February 13th, 2019

2:16:53

Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Adelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Lolli, to discuss developers building for developers, the retail landscape, …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.02.04

February 8th, 2019

1:01:18

This week Marty and Matt discuss:


- Matt handing off the LN torch to @jack

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1092891165966229509


- Matt Ahlborg's LocalBitcoins analysis and new metric

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.28

January 31st, 2019

1:06:57

This week we are joined by Murad Mahmudov to discuss a litany of topics. Had a bunch of topics planned but didn't get to all of them. A lot of tangents. 


Thanks to our sponsors:

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Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.21

January 25th, 2019

54:28

This week Marty and Matt discuss: 

- Venezuela - https://twitter.com/btcven

- Post-Soviet LN + Satellite API messages - https://twitter.com/notgrubles/status/1088402776638541827

- Lightning games -

Tales from the Crypt #56: Chris Dannen

January 24th, 2019

1:53:58

Join Marty as he sits down with Chris Dannen, co-founder and Partner at Iterative Capital, to discuss a range of topics including the evolution of …

Tales from the Crypt #55: BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex

January 18th, 2019

2:52:14

Join Marty on this week's edition of Tales from the Crypt as he sits down with BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex to discuss how bullish he is, past tech …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.07

January 10th, 2019

1:10:20

This week we discuss:


-Deplatforming + 

-ETC 51%

-ETH Constantinople and progPow forks

-10 years since Hal - https://twitter.com/halfin/status/1110302988?lang=en

-Zap POS app

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.31

January 4th, 2019

50:43

On this week's edition of RHR Marty and Matt come to you live from RiseNY to shoot the shit about Bitcoin's first ten years as well as some current events. 


Shoutout to our sponsor Blockfi: Head over to

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.24

December 28th, 2018

1:02:41

This week we discuss: 

Trezor + Ledger hacks - wallet.fail -

Tales from the Crypt #54: Yassine Elmandjra

December 18th, 2018

1:23:17

Join Marty as he sits down with Yassine Elmandjra, Crypto Analyst at ARK Invest, to discuss Yassine's insanely low time preference decisions …

Tales from the Crypt #53: Matthew Mežinskis

December 11th, 2018

2:07:31

Join Marty as he sits down with Matthew Mežinskis, co-host of the Crypto Voices podcast, to discuss Base Money, Free Banking, how Bitcoin plays into …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.05

December 5th, 2018

1:07:33

This week Matt and Marty are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy and they discuss:

-Rogoff v. White recap
-Vertcoin 51% - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1069989819969929218
-International oil contracts -

Tales from the Crypt #52: Dan Held

December 5th, 2018

2:09:59

Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, co-founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, "Planting Bitcoin", shaping …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.26

November 29th, 2018

54:09

This week we are joined by Dan Held, Co-Founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss:

- lightningjoule.com

- Ohio taxes and friendly Treasurer -

Tales from the Crypt #51: Max Keidun & Roman Snitko

November 27th, 2018

1:15:19

Join Marty as he sits down with Max Keidun & Roman Snitko, co-founders of Hodl Hodl, to discuss how they became interested in Bitcoin, why they decided to start Hodl Hodl, the nature of P2P exchanges, Bitcoin …

Tales from the Crypt #50: Jeremy Welch

November 20th, 2018

1:24:53

Join Marty as he sits down with Jeremy Welch, co-Founder and CEO of Casa, to discuss how Jeremy became interested in Bitcoin, how he Casa came to be, …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.19

November 19th, 2018

59:01

This week we discuss:

Gold hoarders executed Iran -

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.12

November 14th, 2018

1:02:00

This week we discuss:

- Bitcoin Cash hard fork
- Bitcoin price volatility
- Coinemine -

Tales from the Crypt #49: Alex Liegl

November 13th, 2018

1:28:26

Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Liegl, Founder of Layer1 Capital, to discuss his mental framework for valuing cryptocurrencies, Grin, Bitcoin's …

Tales from the Crypt #48: Pierre Rochard

November 7th, 2018

2:10:06

Join Marty as he sits down with Pierre Rochard to reminisce about the year that has past since their first recording, give out free futuristic business ideas, discuss Pierre's Excel plugin that links to the Lightning …

Tales from the Crypt #47: Jack Mallers

October 31st, 2018

1:14:58

Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers, founder of Zap, to discuss Chicago, chess, Jack's path to Bitcoin, what draws him to Lightning, Bitcoin …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.29

October 30th, 2018

41:46

This week we discuss:

-Gab

-China social credit

-Localbitcoins lead by Russia and Venezuela - https://t.co/VSiTn63psi

-Maplechange - not your keys, not your bitcoin

-Lightning residency + hackathon

-IDEX blocking NY IPs

Tales from the Crypt #46: Justin Moon

October 26th, 2018

2:24:59

Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Moon, founder BUIDL Bootcamp, to discuss Bitcoin and life.

Follow Justin - https://twitter.com/_justinmoon_

Tales from the Crypt #45: Lightning Koala

October 23rd, 2018

1:33:20

Join Marty as he sits down with Lightning Koala, creator of satoshis.place and a man dedicated to building on top of the Lightning Network. The two discuss a bunch of different topics spanning from building games on …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.22

October 22nd, 2018

58:42

Topics of the week:

- Betty - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45889707

- Venezuela local bitcoin volume new ATHs ($25M per week) -

Tales from the Crypt #44: Alan Silbert

October 18th, 2018

1:33:23

Join Marty as he sits down with Alan Silbert, Executive Managing Director of INX Limited, to chat about the old days and his experience starting …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.08 "Bull v. Bear"

October 8th, 2018

1:04:04

In this week's episode, Marty and Matt sit down with Murad Mahmudov to discuss:

- Murad's bear thesis

- Swensen/Yale investments (

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.01

October 2nd, 2018

1:00:22

On this week's episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss -

Samourai Wallet + goTenna collab:

Conversations from Riga: Matt Corallo + Hasufly

September 26th, 2018

49:46

In this special edition of Tales from the Crypt, Marty sits down with Matt Corallo to discuss CVE-2018-17144, the bug found in Bitcoin last week, and …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.24

September 26th, 2018

1:09:48

On this week's episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss:

CVE-2018-17144:
https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/

Monero bug:

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.17

September 19th, 2018

57:14

On this week's edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss:

NY Attorney General's report - https://virtualmarkets.ag.ny.gov

Jesse Powell DGAF -

Tales from the Crypt #43: Caitlin Long

September 16th, 2018

1:31:11

Join Marty as he sits down with Wall Street veteran Caitlin Long to discuss her journey to Austrian economics via Wall Street, the extent of the shadow banking system, the situation public pensions and social security …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.10

September 12th, 2018

1:00:14

In this week's episode Marty and Matt discuss:

Gemini & Paxos fiat backed 'stablecoins' - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1039233025303879683?s=19

Robinhood fueled Doge pump -

Tales from the Crypt #42: Coinyeezy AKA Elon Moist

September 10th, 2018

1:26:44

Join Marty as he sits down with Coinyeezy to discuss a litany of topics including; Honeyminer, the power of memes, "Bitcoin Generalists", hustling …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.03

September 6th, 2018

1:01:57

In this edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt + Marty discuss:

Emerging Market currency crises
Iran give Bitcoin mining the go-ahead
Ethereum FOMC meeting

Tales from the Crypt #41: Ryan Selkis

September 4th, 2018

58:59

Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Selkis, Founder at Messari, to discuss how Ryan got into Bitcoin, how writing helped him carve out a niche in a budding industry, what it was like to work for Digital Currency Group …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.27

August 29th, 2018

59:14

In this episode we discuss:

Vitalik Buterin's recent blog post on how to scale with layers
The importance of soft forks
CNBC's trash coverage
WeChat and Alipay banned cryptocurrency commerce and chats
The recent jump in …

Tales from the Crypt #40: Joe Weisenthal

August 28th, 2018

1:55:37

Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Weisenthal, Editor at Bloomberg and co-host of "What'd you miss?" on BloombergTV. The two jump into the mind of a skeptic. Joe was notoriously a skeptic of Bitcoin after writing an …

Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.20

August 22nd, 2018

1:08:20

Join Marty and Matt Odell for their new weekly series, Rabbit Hole Recap, in which they break down the latest news pertaining to Bitcoin. In their …

Tales from the Crypt #39: Zac Prince

August 22nd, 2018

1:42:38

Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince, co-founder of Blockfi, to discuss using Bitcoin as collateral, Fed policy, the fulfilment one gets from …

Tales from the Crypt #38: Nic Carter

August 14th, 2018

1:46:31

Join Marty as he sits down with Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of Coinmetrics.io, to dive into the current state of the …

Tales from the Crypt #37: Dhruv Bansal

August 7th, 2018

1:54:31

Join Marty as he sits down with Dhruv Bansal, co-founder of Unchained Capital, to discuss HODL waves, using bitcoin as collateral for loans, how the …

Tales from the Crypt #36: John Newbery

August 1st, 2018

1:02:46

Join Marty as he sits down with John Newbery to discuss Bitcoin Optech, a new initiative to help large economic players within Bitcoin ensure they …

Tales from the Crypt #35: Bitcoin Sign Guy

July 10th, 2018

1:23:03

Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Sign Guy to talk about the infamous day he held a "Buy Bitcoin" sign behind Janet Yellen as she gave a congressional testimony, what drives him philosophically, and what …

Tales from the Crypt #34: Murad Mahmudov

June 27th, 2018

1:50:58

Join Marty as he sits down with Murad Mahmudov, angel investor and author of two of the most prolific pieces on Bitcoin this year. The two dive deep …

Tales from the Crypt #33: Saifedean Ammous

June 19th, 2018

36:48

Join Marty as he sits down with Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, to discuss the history of money, why sound money is so important, and how fiat currency …

Tales from the Crypt #32: Josh Olszewicz

June 12th, 2018

1:29:13

Join Marty as he sits down with a longtime crypto-Twitter and trading legend, Josh Olszewicz AKA @CarpeNoctom, to discuss a range of topics including TA, crypto-Twitter, how "the space" has changed and how the scams …

Tales from the Crypt #31: Matt Corallo

June 5th, 2018

1:34:52

This conversation hits on many topics, but focuses on (de)centralization and the types of centralizing risks that exist in the realm of cryptocurrencies. Matt expounds upon his project to decentralize mining, how UASF …

Tales from the Crypt #30: Ryan Dippmann

May 31st, 2018

1:08:02

Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Dippmann, co-founder of Azte.co, to discuss Bitcoin on/off ramps, payments, low hanging fruit that entreprenuers …

Tales from the Crypt #29: Jameson Lopp

May 22nd, 2018

57:36

Join Marty as he sits down with Jameson Lopp to discuss a range of topics including private key management, anarcho-capitalism, SWATting, and why we …

Tales from the Crypt #28: Joe Looney

May 15th, 2018

1:16:57

Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Looney, Co-Founder of the Rare Pepe Foundation, to discuss digital collectibles, the history of Rare Pepes, …

Tales from the Crypt #27: Alejandro Machado

May 9th, 2018

1:29:01

Join Marty as he sits down with Alejandro Machado to discuss Bitcoin and Venezuela, how Bitcoin may be able to help the struggling country, and how Venezuela got to this point. The two also venture into discussions …

Tales from the Crypt #26: Charles Hwang

May 2nd, 2018

1:28:58

Join Marty as he sits down with Charles Hwang, Managing Partner at Lightning Capital and adjunct professor at Baruch College, to discuss what it's …

Tales from the Crypt #25: Patrick Stanley

April 24th, 2018

1:10:11

Join Marty as he sits down with Patrick Stanley, Growth Partner at Blockstack, to discuss Blockstack, decentralizes applications, how Blockstack differs from Ethereum, education in America, and thinking different. 

Tales from the Crypt #24: Pomp

April 19th, 2018

59:31

Join Marty as he sits down with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano as they dive into a meandering conversation about mining, tokenized securities, memes, and …

Tales from the Crypt #23: Dylan Curran

April 17th, 2018

46:39

Join Marty as he gets off the beaten path with Dylan Curran to talk about data in today's digital world, how we are controlled by it, and how we can …

Tales from the Crypt #22: Tom Garrambone Pt. II

April 12th, 2018

1:06:58

In the second half of their conversation, Marty and Tom dive into leadership centralization, easy money, traditional financial markets, and the ongoing brain drain into crypto.

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Tales from the Crypt #21: Tom Garrambone Pt. I

April 10th, 2018

1:05:55

Marty sits down with Tom Garrambone, co-founder of Tetras Captial in NYC, to talk about his approach to investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the differences between a medium of exchange and store of value, …

Tales from the Crypt #20: Matt Odell

April 3rd, 2018

1:03:42

Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell to talk about Bitcoin's game theory, the mining landscape, and the need for people to avoid FOMO as hard as they can. Join in on the ramblings of two shitposters who have been …

Tales from the Crypt #19: The Brothers O'Beirne Pt. II

March 29th, 2018

1:27:02

Part II of Marty's conversation with the brothers O'Beirne gets more philosophical as the crew dives into many different topics.

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Tales from the Crypt #18: The Brothers O'Beirne Pt I

March 28th, 2018

1:31:16

Join Marty as he sits down with brothers James and Will O'Beirne to talk about Bitcoin and Ethereum. James is now a full-time Bitcoin Core …

Tales from the Crypt #17: Bobb Fogg

March 13th, 2018

1:49:16

Join Marty as he sits down with Bobb Fogg to discuss a litany of topics including; Bitcoin Maximalism, do blockchains have to be decentralized, the concepts of Nassim Taleb, and the state of governance in blockchains …

Tales from the Crypt #16: Ari Paul

March 6th, 2018

2:11:56

Join Marty as he sits down with Ari Paul to discuss a wide range of topics including; the token economy, the range of disciplines that someone …

Tales from the Crypt #15: Eduardo Medina and Zah

February 28th, 2018

1:29:16

Join Marty as he sits down with Eduardo Medina to discuss Venezuela, the country's current crisis, the Petro, and how Bitcoin may help. Zah joins us for this episode to help draw parallels between Venezuela's situation …

Tales from the Crypt #14: JW Weatherman

February 21st, 2018

1:55:16

**Sorry for the poor sound quality on my end of the mic. Recorded on my laptop and the mic wasn't configured properly.**

Join Marty as he sits down with JW Weatherman to learn about the cypherpunk movement, JW's …

Tales from the Crypt #13: Chiefy Nduom

January 31st, 2018

1:51:14

Join Marty as he sits down with Chiefy Nduom, a man on a mission to bring Bitcoin to the balance sheets of some of Africa's Central Banks. Topics covered throughout the conversation include the current state of the …

Tales from the Crypt #12: Crypto de Medici

January 25th, 2018

1:20:56

Join Marty as he sits down to peek into the mind of Crypto de Medici, a crypto investor and Crypto Twitter must-follow. Throughout the episode Marty …

Tales from the Crypt #11: Arjun Balaji Pt. II

January 23rd, 2018

1:07:05

Join Marty and crew for the second half of their conversation with Arjun Balaji. They cover Blockstack, how the Internet is broken, and why companies like Facebook and Google may actually be bad.

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Tales from the Crypt #10: Arjun Balaji Pt. I

January 16th, 2018

1:06:46

Join Marty and crew as they sit down with Arjun Balaji, a young crypto investor with a keen sense for finding value in the budding world of …

Tales from the Crypt #9: Zah

January 8th, 2018

1:01:30

Join Marty as he sits down with Barstool's resident Zimbabwean, Zah, to talk about the history of Zimbabwe, its political situation, what people use …

Tales from the Crypt #8: Team Lightswitch breaks down madness

December 22nd, 2017

22:24

Marty and fellow Team Lightswitch member Matt Brown breakdown the crazy week that was.

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Tales from the Crypt #7: Matt Corallo Pt. II

December 18th, 2017

1:14:50

Catch Pt. II of Marty's conversation with Matt Corallo to hear them discuss Bitcoin's chances of succeeding, how Bitcoin makes people smarter, and how everyone is ignorant when it comes to Bitcoin + blockchains. Enjoy.

Tales from the Crypt #6: Matt Corallo Pt. I

December 12th, 2017

1:24:50

Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Corallo, a Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss Bitcoin, the current altcoin landscape, scaling blockchains, cryptokitties, all time highs + bubbles, and much more. Drink of choice …

Tales from the Crypt #5: John Newbery

December 6th, 2017

1:20:41

Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor, John Newbery to dig into some of the technical details of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core's process, keeping the long-term in mind, and what the average Joe can do to make …

Tales from the Crypt #4: What the hell is going on?

November 20th, 2017

56:57

Marty is back in the studio with Louis and a special guest, Barstool's resident spider monkey, Nate. In this episode Nate signs a band, PFT makes a …

Tales from the Crypt #3: Santiago Siri

November 7th, 2017

1:41:30

Marty sits down with Santiago Siri, co-founder of Democracy.Earth, to talk about a range of topics including the Silk Road, liquid democracy, a trip to Cuba, Information Theory, and much more.

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Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. III

November 2nd, 2017

43:24

Marty and Pierre round out their conversation by hitting on "where we are now", crypto hedge funds, and Bitcoin storage.

Links discussed:

Kyle Bass …

Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. II

October 26th, 2017

1:11:28

Join Marty and Pierre in Pt. II of Episode 2 as they continue their conversation about speculative attacks, Bitcoin v. Ethereum, this year's ICO …

Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. I

October 25th, 2017

1:23:12

Marty sits down with Pierre Rochard, co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, to discuss a litany of topics. Tune into Pt. I of the three part episode to learn about Austrian Economics, the Tezos debacle, Bitcoin's …

Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. II

October 11th, 2017

1:11:47

Join Marty and Louis as they pick up the history of Bitcoin in 2012 and run through everything that's happened through today. Learn about Bitcoin's …

Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. I

October 3rd, 2017

28:42

Marty and Louis discuss the history of Bitcoin, where they were when the Phillies won the world series, Brad Pitt, and Brock Lesnar.

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