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The US Bitcoin & Hut 8 Merger W/ Asher Genoot & Sue Ennis

December 6th, 2023

35:46

We’re joined by the Hut 8 team to talk about the recent merger between the two entities, including the motivations for merging, the details of the listing process and the next steps for the Celsius asset acquisition.


Ocean Pool Controversy, Antpool’s Fee Debate and Drop In Callers

December 2nd, 2023

33:11

News time! We’re joined by Charlie and Matt to discuss this week’s happenings in Bitcoin mining, including the Ocean Pool post-launch controversy, …

Launching Ocean Pool W/ Bob Burnett

November 29th, 2023

33:32

Bob Burnett of Barefoot Mining joins us to discuss the launch of Ocean Pool, backed by Jack Dorsey, live from the South Carolina debut.

Questions or …

The First Stratum V2 Pool W/ Alejandro De La Torre

November 27th, 2023

26:00

Today we are joined by Alejandro De La Torre, a Bitcoin miner announcing the launch of the first Stratum v2 Bitcoin mining pool: Demand. We talk with …

Antpool’s $3M Transaction, F2Pool Censoring and Mining Stocks W/ Anthony Power

November 25th, 2023

1:13:12

Welcome back to the show! We have a news roundup and mining stocks with Anthony Power in one show today. First, we discuss Antpool’s $3 million …

The State Of Core Scientific W/ Adam Sullivan

November 22nd, 2023

31:22

Adam Sullivan of Core Scientific joins us to discuss rebuilding Core Scientific - formerly the largest Bitcoin miner in the world. We discuss Core’s …

Chinese Communist Bitcoin Miners? And Lobbying For Bitcoin Mining W/ Dennis Porter

November 14th, 2023

47:44

Today we are joined by Dennis Porter of the Satoshi Action Group to discuss the politics of Bitcoin mining in the US. We discuss recent pushback on …

US Bitcoin’s Big Celsius Deal W/ Asher Genoot & Scott Duffy

November 10th, 2023

52:22

We are joined by Asher Genoot and Scott Duffy of US Bitcoin and the Celsius Creditor’s Committee to discuss US Bitcoin’s successful bid to purchase …

Why Tether Is Mining Bitcoin W/ Paolo Ardoino

November 7th, 2023

41:09

Today we are joined by Tether Inc. CTO and incoming CEO Paolo Ardoino to discuss Tether’s move into Bitcoin mining, including its $600 million …

Biden’s AI Executive Order, Core Scientifics Exiting Chapter 11 and Tether’s $600M Loan

November 3rd, 2023

23:18

We’re talking about Biden’s AI order, Core exiting Chapter 11 in the next few months and Tether’s $600 million unsecured loan to Northern Data.

Questions or want to sponsor? william@blockspace.media.

Iris Energy’s AI Play W/ Dan Roberts

November 1st, 2023

27:16

Today we are joined by Dan Roberts, Co-CEO of Iris Energy, to discuss its 2023 financials, recent Antminer S21 pre-order and its experiment with AI/HPC.

Questions or want to sponsor? william@blockspace.media.

ASICs, Marathon Dilutes and Ordinal MEV?

October 28th, 2023

34:21

Welcome to the news roundup! We’re talking about if you should buy ASICs before a mega-price pump, why and how Marathon Digital is diluting …

Bitcoin ETF? JP Morgan Analyst Likes These Bitcoin Mining Stocks

October 25th, 2023

52:01

Reggie Smith, lead FinTech analyst at JP Morgan, joins us to discuss his recent research into Bitcoin mining stocks including Riot, Marathon, Cleanspark and Cipher Mining.

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News Roundup: Bitcoin Price, ASIC Rig Updates and Taproot Assets!

October 21st, 2023

25:47

Matt and Charlie join to talk about Bitcoin’s pop above $30,000, ASIC rig prices changing after the S21 appearing on the scene and what Taproot assets mean for Bitcoin.

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The Bitcoin Mining Case For Drivechains W/ Paul Sztorc and James McAvity

October 18th, 2023

1:15:30

Today we are joined by Paul Sztorc and James McAvity of Layer2 Labs and Cormint, respectively. We discuss the pressing issue of crypto fees, how to …

Lancium’s Patent Challenged, BitVM and Chinese Bitcoin Miners As ‘National Security’ Threat

October 14th, 2023

26:37

Today we are joined by Tatum and Matt to talk about Lancium and Foreman’s on-going litigation around demand response, Inscribing WikiLeaks documents on Bitcoin, BitVMs potential for mining and the NY Times latest …

Bitmain’s Cash Crunch? And Iris Energy’s ‘Triple Crown’ W/ Wolfie Zhao & Anthony Power

October 11th, 2023

53:23

Today we are joined by Wolfie Zhao of The Miner Mag and Anthony Power, an independent analyst, to discuss the Bitmain cash flow rumors and monthly …

SBF Trial Update, Miners’ Respond to Drivechains and Antpool's Resurgence

October 7th, 2023

33:31

Happy weekend! We’re talking about SBF’s big week in Federal court, an Op-Ed in Bitcoin Magazine over Drivechains from prominent Bitcoin miners and …

Braiins’ Control Board W/ Jan Capek

October 4th, 2023

50:08

On this week’s show we talk with Jan Capek, co-founder and co-CEO of Braiins. We discuss their new control board, the pool’s state of growth, funding …

Marathon’s Invalid Block, Bitmain’s S21, Rodarmor’s Runes and Tokens On Bitcoin

September 30th, 2023

41:51

News is back! We talk about Marathon testing in prod, Bitmain and others new ASICs and Casey Rodarmor’s newest protocol (or blog turned protocol) …

From $7B Nvidia Buyout To Bitcoin Mining W/ Alon Webman

September 28th, 2023

45:36

We speak with Chain Reaction co-founder Alon Webman about his new Israeli startup building Bitcoin ASICs. We discuss his background at Mellanox …

Auradine’s 4nm Bitcoin Miner w/ Barun Kar and Rajiv Khemani

September 22nd, 2023

36:12

Welcome back to the show! Today we are joined by Barun Kar and Rajiv Khemani of Auradine, a new Bitcoin miner manufacturer to talk about their new 4nm Bitcoin miner. 

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Mansplaining Bitcoin’s Difficulty Adjustment w/ Dylan LeClair

September 20th, 2023

48:03

Welcome back to the show! Today we are joined by Dylan LeClair of BTC Inc. to talk about his viral tweet concerning Bitcoin’s ‘security budget,’ macro flows into Bitcoin, and how mining stocks are poised for a breakout …

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September 19th, 2023

1:09

Welcome back to the show! A few things to announce:

The show is now independent. If you'd like to reach me, email william@blockspace.media. Second, we now have sponsors! Give our sponsors some love and reach out if you …

Mining in Kazakhstan | Alen Makhmetov | The Mining Pod

July 22nd, 2023

31:47

Today we are joined by Alen Makhmetov a miner in Kazakhstan to talk about the realities of operating in that country.


Alen Makhmetov: https://twitter.com/alenmakhmetov

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley


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Ordinal Hashrate Bonds | James McAvity | The Mining Pod

July 18th, 2023

38:30

Today we are joined by James McAvity, CEO of Cormint about their new yield product, immersion, and the realities of mining in Texas.

https://cormint.com

James: https://twitter.com/jamesmcavity

Will Foxley:

News Roundup: Hashrate Go Up, Binance Lays Off, XRP Case | The Mining Pod

July 15th, 2023

10:15

Today we are talking about the hashrate and how it don’t give a f^#$, Binance laying off 1000 people and XRP gets some news in it’s case.

How Much Energy Bitcoin Actually Uses | Karim Helmy | The Mining Pod

July 11th, 2023

25:57

Today we are joined by Karim Helmy, an independent researcher. Karim walks us through his novel use of nonce analysis to study the ASIC topography of the Bitcoin network and energy footprint.

News Roundup: Miners Embrace AI & Bored Apes Get Liquidated | The Mining Pod

July 8th, 2023

18:02

Today we are talking about the miners pivoting to AI and what’s up with Bored Apes?

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Texas Heatwave & Bitcoin Miners | Blake King | The Mining Pod

July 4th, 2023

30:34

Today we are joined by Blake King, Power Markets Engineer at Galaxy Digital. We discuss how ERCOT works, what signals energy traders look for and how battery and Bitcoin mining loads interact on the grid.

Blake King:

Hive’s Making Moves in AI Training | Frank & Aydin | The Mining Pod

July 2nd, 2023

32:03

Today we are joined by Frank Holmes and Aydin Kilic of Hive Blockchain to discuss their recent ASIC acquisitions and jump into AI processing.

Meet The Spa Owner In Hot Water Over Mining Bitcoin| Jason Goodman | The Mining Pod

June 27th, 2023

34:28

Today we are joined by Jason Goodman Co-Founder of Bathhouse a thermal bath & spa facility in New York that utilizes Bitcoin mining to heat their …

The First GigaWatt Miner in the USA? | Standard Power | The Mining Pod

June 24th, 2023

33:18

Today we are joined by Justin Orkney, Mining. Commercial Director at Standard Power. We discuss building a one gigawatt site in Ohio, nuclear power, and the future of demand response in North America.

3 Big Predictions For Mining Stocks | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

June 22nd, 2023

59:51

Today we are joined by Anthony Power to go over May’s monthly mining numbers. We discuss standouts like Marathon Digital and Iris Energy, energy curtailment revenues, and predictions for the mining industry.

Terra Pool’s Big Bet On Ordinals | DMG | The Mining Pod

June 20th, 2023

46:54

Today we are joined by DMG’s Sheldon Bennet & Adrian Glover to talk about Ordinals. We discuss DMG’s mining profile, their carbon-neutral pool …

News Roundup: Blockrock ETF, Coinshares Report, Blockstream mining rig & flare gas mining in Argentina | The Mining Pod

June 18th, 2023

29:02

Today we are talking about the Blockrock ETF, the Coinshares mining report, the new Blockstream mining rig and flare gas mining in Argentina with …

Designing the Intel-based ePIC Blockminer | Jim Seto | The Mining Pod

June 13th, 2023

42:55

Today we are joined by Jim Seto, CEO of ePIC Blockchain Technologies. We discuss designing the ePIC Blockminer, partnering with Intel and making …

News Roundup: BTC Prague, BitGo + Prime Trust & Consensys Troubles| The Mining Pod

June 10th, 2023

17:49

Today we are talking about BTC Prague, BitGo acquiring Prime Trust and Consensys troubles over assets.


https://www.btcprague.com

Hedging Hashrate | Block Green | The Mining Pod

June 6th, 2023

28:05

Today we are joined by Sebastien Hess, co-founder of Block Green, a protocol for selling hashrate. We discuss how miner’s sell hashrate, who is …

News Roundup: Miner Revenue Up, AI Compute on Old GPUs & Tether Hydro-mining in Uruguay | The Mining Pod

June 3rd, 2023

12:32

Today we are talking about how miner revenue has been up, if old ETH miners pivoting to AI is realistic and Tether hydro mining in Uruguay.


Immersion Cooling with CleanSpark | Taylor Monnig | The Mining Pod

May 30th, 2023

38:16

We are down south in Miami for Bitcoin 2023. Today we are joined by Taylor Monnig, VP of Mining Technology at CleanSpark. We discuss the history and …

Public Miners Make Bank On Ordinals | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

May 26th, 2023

57:50

Today we are joined by Anthony Power to discuss his May mining update, “Ranking ‘mid-tier’ Bitcoin miners, by the numbers”, the effect of Ordinals on rewards and the continued importance of balance sheet management.

Making Sense of Texas’ Bitcoin Bills | Lee Bratcher | The Mining Pod

May 23rd, 2023

44:17

We are down south in Miami for Bitcoin 2023. Today we are joined by Lee Bratcher, President of the Texas Blockchain Council. We discuss Texas mining, Bitcoin and CBDC bills, domestic ASIC production and garnering public …

Optimizing a 51% Attack | Justin Drake | The Mining Pod

May 16th, 2023

1:10:22

Today we are joined by Justin Drake an Ethereum researcher that collaborated on the ETH 2.0 consensus change. We talk about variations of mining …

News Roundup: Ordinal Fees, Marathon in Abu Dhabi & ZeroSync | The Mining Pod

May 13th, 2023

20:05

Today we discuss Ordinals driving a crazy fee market and miners stacking sats, Marathon making moves in Abu Dhabi and the ZeroSync paper.


Matt Kimmell: https://twitter.com/MatthewKimmell

Will Foxley:

Mining Stock Revenues Up 30% in Q1| Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

May 10th, 2023

37:47

Today we are joined by Anthony Power to discuss his March mining updates, strengths and weaknesses of miners and a special note on Core Scientific, who recently appointed a new president.

Breaking Down The Hut 8 & USBTC Merge | The Mining Pod

April 25th, 2023

34:56

Today we are joined by Jamie Leverton and Asher Genoot of Hut 8 and US BTC to discuss the merger of the two Bitcoin mining firms. We talk about US BTC’s operations, its strategic purchases in 2022 and merging the two …

News Roundup: Intel Pauses ASIC Run, Gensler In The Congressional Hot Seat & Coinbase Tries Bermuda Shorts | The Mining Pod

April 22nd, 2023

18:29

Today we discuss Intel pausing ASIC manufacturing due to inventory glut, Gensler doing his best impression of a piñata in Congress & Coinbase considers moving to Bermuda.


Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley


“Bitcoin’s Price is Fragile Right Now” | Kaiko | The Mining Pod

April 18th, 2023

21:42

Today we are joined by Clara Medalie of Kaiko Research to talk about Bitcoin markets. We discuss market depth post-FTX, what a healthy Bitcoin marketplace looks like and how miners can influence price action.

News Roundup: Bitcoin Price, Ontario Energy Rates & Bitdeer SPAC Goes Splat | The Mining Pod

April 15th, 2023

14:28

Today we are covering Bitcoin price breaking $30k, Ontario & Sweden Energy Rates & the Bitdeer SPAC not going so well.

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley

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LuxOS: The New Firmware on the Block | Matt Lousteau | The Mining Pod

April 11th, 2023

30:14

Today we are joined by Matt Lousteau of Luxor Technologies to discuss their newest firmware, LuxOS. We discuss the reason for making the firmware, …

News Roundup: MacOS Hosting The White Paper, Foundry Begins Charging & Paxful Shuttering

April 8th, 2023

6:54

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about the Bitcoin whitepaper begin hidden deep in MocOS, Foundry ending its free services and Paxful shutting …

How Marketplaces Can Increase Hash Revenue | Nicehash | The Mining Pod

April 4th, 2023

28:59

Today we are joined by Marko Tarman of Nicehash. We discuss how it operates, solo miners finding blocks on Nicehash and why operators might want to …

The Alchemy Of Underclocking | Cathedra | The Mining Pod

March 30th, 2023

39:32

Today we are joined by Rete Browning & Isaac Fithian from Cathedra to discuss their recent underclocking study, what it means for efficiency, profitability and rig lifespan.

Automation & Remote Management with Foreman | Daniel Lawrence | The Mining Pod

March 28th, 2023

35:58

Today we discuss Foreman’s product stack, how integrating automation and intelligence into mining increases hashrate and how middleware providers are thinking about energy markets.

https://foreman.mn/

Will Foxley:

News Roundup: BlockFi, BitDeer SPAC, Hindenburg Block Report, Greenpeace | The Mining Pod

March 25th, 2023

15:09

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about the BlockFi Hindenburg Report, the BitDeer SPAC, Greenpeace “change the code” campaign (LOL), and Bankless Bros contemplate war…. seriously…. you can’t make this stuff up.


Enabling Electrification in Rural Africa with Bitcoin Mining | Gridless | The Mining Pod

March 23rd, 2023

33:19

Today on the show we are joined by Erick Hersman, co-founder of Gridless, a Bitcoin mining company building mini-mines on stranded energy sites in Africa. We dig into micro-grid economics, mining operations in East …

Middle East Mining With Marathon Digital | Fred Thiel | The Mining Pod

March 21st, 2023

29:20

Today we discuss Marathon Digital’s playbook including its relationship with Applied Digital after the Compute North bankruptcy, movement into the UAE, S19 XP purchases and increasing mining efficiency under its hosted …

News Roundup: Mempool Full, LuxOS, Fidelity, FDIC & the Big Bad Banks | The Mining Pod

March 18th, 2023

21:04

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about the FDIC & the Big Bad Banks, Luxor launches new mining firmware to compete with Braiins, Fidelity …

CleanSpark’s 2023: Financials, Hardware & Executive Compensation | Zach Bradford | Compass Podcast

March 16th, 2023

36:57

Today we discuss Cleanspark’s current financials, adding hashrate quickly, buying S19j Pro+ over S19 XPs, stock compensation and future growth plans outside the US.

https://cleanspark.com

Zach Bradford:

Bitcoin Mining Stocks Rally As Fed Bails Out SVB | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

March 14th, 2023

40:00

Today we are joined by mining analyst Anthony Power to talk about February's public miner performance. We discuss the chaos in the banking sector, big deployments from Marathon and others and some new metrics to be …

News Roundup: SVB Collapse, Biden 30% Miner Tax, Block’s Miner Kit & ePIC’s New Intel Miner | The Mining Pod

March 11th, 2023

10:51

Today we are covering SVB being taken over by the FDIC, the Biden administration proposing a 30% miner tax, Block publishing a miner development kit and call for input, and ePIC’s new mining hardware based on Intel …

Bitcoin Mining Taxes 101 | Coinledger | The Mining Pod

March 7th, 2023

23:49

Today we are joined by David Kemmerer, co-founder of CoinLedger, to discuss crypto taxes. We go over what you need to know including taxable income, cost bases and mining specific questions.

https://coinledger.io/

David …

Is Decentralized Storage Similar To Mining? | Bill Schreckenstein | The Mining Pod

March 2nd, 2023

29:11

Today we’re going offroad from Bitcoin mining into an adjacent subject, decentralized storage. We are joined by Bill Schreckenstein, an engineer at …

Bitcoin Mining OG Andy Long | White Rock | The Mining Pod

February 28th, 2023

33:20

Today we are joined by Andy Long, CEO of White Rock Management. A Bitcoin mining OG, Andy walks us through the current mining landscape, his long term mining thesis and a primer on European mining opportunities.

News Roundup: The Fed Says ‘No’, Montana’s Mining Law & Thieving Miners | The Mining Pod

February 25th, 2023

10:43

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about the Fed denying Costodia’s banking application, friendly mining regulation making it’s way through …

The Biggest Policy Threats To Bitcoin Mining | Riot Platforms | The Mining Pod

February 21st, 2023

40:46

Today we are joined by Brian Morgenstern, head of public policy at Riot Platforms. Brian recently joined Riot to advocate for the Bitcoin mining …

News Roundup: Core Sci’s Chartered Jets, Blockchain.com’s 3AC Loss & WSJ’s Bad Bitcoin Takes | The Mining Pod

February 18th, 2023

19:19

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about Core Scientific flying high (literally) in private chartered jets, Blockchain.com’s loss connected with the Three Arrows Capital debacle, and WSJ uses a clickbait headline to …

Controlling Risk with Hive Blockchain | The Mining Pod

February 14th, 2023

36:46

Today we are joined by Frank Holmes and Aydin Kilic of Hive Blockchain. We talk about Hive’s 2022 including Ethereum mining and the Intel-based …

News Roundup: SEC & Kraken Staking, Kazakh Mining, Argo Exec Shuffle & Ordinal Theory | The Mining Pod

February 11th, 2023

31:59

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about the SEC staking announcement, Kazakh Mining & Ordinal Theory.

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Keeping Operating Costs Slim With Cipher Mining | Tyler Page | The Mining Pod

February 7th, 2023

32:02

Today we are joined by Tyler Page, CEO of Cipher Mining. We talk about Cipher’s capital strategy, machine purchases and growing its operational footprint across Texas.

https://www.ciphermining.com

News Roundup: Miners Restructure, Giga Raises and Riot Exec Shuffle | The Mining Pod

February 4th, 2023

12:46

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about miners restructuring, Giga raising $10M and Riot staffing changes.

Matt Kimmell: https://twitter.com/MatthewKimmell

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley

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Bitcoin NFTs Are Filling Blocks | The Mining Pod

February 2nd, 2023

31:10

Hot Bitcoin NFT (Ordinals) talk on today's show. What are they? How are they possible? Is Bitcoin doomed? Find out.

Matt Kimmell: https://twitter.com/MatthewKimmell

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley


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Cleaning Up Coal Waste with Bitcoin Mining | Greg Beard | The Mining Pod

January 31st, 2023

44:34

Today we are joined by Greg Beard, CEO of Stronghold Digital Mining. Greg and I discuss Stronghold’s use of waste coal to clean up Pennsylvania and …

News Roundup: Hut 8 Goes to Court, Celsius Has 200 Units Offline, Cleanspark Compensation | The Mining Pod

January 28th, 2023

8:05

This week we talk about Cleanspark compensation, Blockstream raises $125 million, Celsius stores mining units, Hut 8 goes to court and Marathon looks international.

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley

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Why Bitcoin Mining Stocks Are Up | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

January 24th, 2023

44:21

Today on the show we are joined again by mining analyst Anthony Power. We discuss mining stocks ripping into the green, news updates and the dangers of debt and dilution.

News Roundup: Genesis Bankruptcy, DCG Asset Sales & Backlash to US Mining | The Mining Pod

January 21st, 2023

13:51

In this week’s news roundup, we talk about Genesis Capital’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, DCG selling its assets and the mixed reactions to Bitcoin mining across the United States.

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Why Rollups Could Be Important For Bitcoin Miners | Joh Light | The Mining Pod

January 19th, 2023

57:36

Today we are joined by John Light to discuss how the novel introduction Validity Proofs to Bitcoin could increase mining fee revenues. We also get …

Mining Cycles, ASIC Prices & Deploying Capital | Michael Carter | The Mining Pod

January 17th, 2023

47:00

Today we are re-joined by Bitcoin mining OG Michael Carter (BitsBeTrippin). We talk about the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, deploying hashrate and ASIC prices.

Michael Carter: https://twitter.com/BitsBeTrippin

News Roundup: Gemini vs. Genesis vs. SEC, Bitfarms Bad Debt and Alkimiya Raises $7M | The Mining Pod

January 14th, 2023

17:52

Gemini vs. Genesis vs. SEC the bankruptcy and securities showdown! Bitfarms possibly defaulting on a BlockFi loan. Alkimiya Raises $7M.

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Five Bitcoin Mining Trends From 2022 | Hashrate Index | The Mining Pod

January 11th, 2023

50:32

Today we are joined by Colin Harper and Jaran Mellerud of Hashrate Index to talk about their mega 2022 report. We go over machine prices, …

News Roundup: Silvergate Troubles, Core Scientific Turns Off 37k Rigs, Argo & Galaxy Partner | The Mining Pod

January 7th, 2023

16:37

Silvergate Bank hits some rough water and lays off staff, Marathon pays off revolving credit line, Core Scientific parts ways with Celsius, and Argo …

Fixing Texas’ Energy Grid | Doug Lewin | The Mining Pod

January 3rd, 2023

47:55

Today we are joined by Doug Lewin, President of Stoic Energy. We discuss the recent winter snap in Texas, what ERCOT is doing to fix the energy grid and how Bitcoin miners and other flexible loads fit into the Texas …

‘Disarray’ In Texas Energy Markets| Phil Jankowski | The Mining Pod

December 27th, 2022

45:16

Today we are joined by Phil Jankowski, a state reporter for Dallas News, to discuss Texas’ energy market problem. We talk about the new market rules …

Drivechains For Miners? Exploring Layer 2’s | Layer 2 Labs | The Mining Pod

December 23rd, 2022

45:32

On today’s show, we are joined by Paul Sztorc and Austin Alexander of Layer 2 Labs, a new Bitcoin company that raised $3 million to bring sidechains …

Bitcoin Mining's Year In Review with Coin Metrics

December 22nd, 2022

50:20

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Slow & Steady Wins The Coins With Hut 8 | Sue Ennis | The Mining Pod

December 20th, 2022

31:12

Today we are joined by Sue Ennis, VP of Corp Development at Hut 8. We discuss Hut 8’s conservative growth strategy, building out alternative lines of revenue and hodling an 8,000+ Bitcoin stack.


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News Roundup: Argo’s Mishap, Credit For Core Scientific and Mining Firmware

December 17th, 2022

8:17

Argo’s fat finger bankruptcy announcement retracted, Core Scientific gets a fresh cash injection and Bitmain releases new firmware but does it really make your miner more profitable?

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Contagion Continues For Mining Stocks: Part I | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

December 13th, 2022

41:37

In part 1 of this two part episode, we are joined by Anthony Power to discuss November monthly mining updates.

Anthony Power: https://twitter.com/cazenove

Will Foxley: https://twitter.com/wsfoxley


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News Roundup: The Block & FTX, Argo Blockchain & Riot’s Pool Swap | The Mining Pod

December 10th, 2022

20:11

Argo may be filing for bankruptcy in the coming weeks. The Block CEO steps down amid news of undisclosed involvement with FTX. Riot causes a fuss by …

Why Every Large Miner Should Run A Pool | Ryan Condron | The Mining Pod

December 6th, 2022

44:09

Today we are joined by Ryan Condron, CEO of Titan Pool. We talk about revenue strategies for small mining pools, building a trustless hashrate …

Is The Mining Bottom In? | Zach Bradford | The Mining Pod

December 1st, 2022

38:20

Today we are rejoined by Zach Bradford of Cleanspark to talk about market sentiment, mining economics, ASIC prices and what to expect from the numerous Chapter 11 filings.

https://cleanspark.com

Zach Bradford:

How To Find Mining Capital | Glyn Jones | The Mining Pod

November 29th, 2022

42:31

Today we are joined by Glyn Jones, CEO of Ice Breaker Finance. Ice Breaker is a novel DeFi application merging miner financing with on-chain contracts. We talk about the mining credit crunch, what makes a good borrower …

Riot Blockchain’s 2022: Texas Expansion, ERCOT & S19 XPs | Jason Les | The Mining Pod

November 24th, 2022

53:20

In this interview, we discuss competition among Bitcoin miners, building the world’s largest bitcoin mine during Covid, how to think about mining equities, the vertically integrated model, working with ERCOT, deploying …

Marathon Digital’s 2022: Hosting, ESG and HODLing | Charlie Schumacher | The Mining Pod

November 22nd, 2022

57:00

We discuss Marathon’s 2022 including the storm that knocked out its Hardin site, getting 9 EH/s online, EGS regulations, OFAC compliance, if the …

Breaking Into Brazil’s Mining Scene | Ray Nassar | The Mining Pod

November 15th, 2022

34:27

We talk with Ray Nasser, CEO of Arthur Mining, about teaming up with power producers to utilize stranded renewable energy for Bitcoin mining.

https://arthurmining.com

Ray Nassar: https://br.linkedin.com/in/raymondnasser

News Roundup: WTF?...FTX | The Mining Pod

November 12th, 2022

17:29

We talk about the bombshell that is FTX, the tail risks and what it means for the industry.

Matt Kimmell: https://twitter.com/MatthewKimmell

Will …

Energy First With Renewable Miner ACDC | Alex DaCosta and David Yi | The Mining Pod

November 8th, 2022

43:39

Today on the show I am joined by Alex DaCosta and David Yi of Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC) to discuss their newest Texas facility. We talk about Compass Mining’s 27 MW deployment to ACDC, working with ERCOT …

News Roundup: Public Miner Capitulation, Compute North and S19 XPs | The Mining Pod

November 5th, 2022

12:08

We talk about publicly traded miners in financial trouble, Compute North and their executive golden parachutes on the day of their bankruptcy filing …

Mining Equity Chaos: Argo, Core, Iris and More | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

November 2nd, 2022

42:44

Today I am joined by Anthony Power, an independent mining analyst. We talk about Argo Blockchain and Core Scientific’s financial warnings. The day after recording, Iris Energy also announced its inability to pay for up …

It's All About Hydro Energy For Bitfarms | Ben Gagnon | The Mining Pod

November 1st, 2022

39:07

Today we are joined by longtime miner Ben Gagnon, Chief Mining Officer at Bitfarms. Ben and I discuss Core Scientific’s bankruptcy warning, Bitarms energy strategy and treasury management.

https://bitfarms.com

Ben …

News Roundup: Core Scientific Sliding Toward Bankruptcy, Block & Argo | Matt Krimmell | The Mining Pod

October 29th, 2022

15:57

We talk about Core Scientific mentioning possible bankruptcy in SEC filing (stock is down 97%), Maple creating a new lending pool for miners and …

Buying and Selling Bitcoin Hashrate | Matt Williams | The Mining Pod

October 25th, 2022

34:51

Today we are joined by Matt Williams, head of derivatives at Luxor Technologies. Matt is an expert on commodities trading and built Luxor’s new …

News Roundup: Biden’s Chip Ban, Rhodium’s 3 EH/s and Celsius Mining

October 22nd, 2022

17:07

We talk about the US semiconductor chip ban, the Rhodium filing, and the Celsius and Core Scientific debt story.

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Bear Market For Mining Equities | Anthony Power | The Mining Pod

October 18th, 2022

46:27

Welcome back to the Mining Pod. Today we are rejoined by Mining Analyst Anthony Power. We talk about his miner performance rankings, debt and dilution and where markets go next.

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News Roundup: Difficulty, Debt Negotiations, NYDIG Layoffs, Stratum v2 | Matt Krimmell | The Mining Pod

October 15th, 2022

19:02

We talk about difficulty, hashprice, miners seeking relief from debt, NYDIG laying off 33% of its staff, Luxor Technologies new hashrate derivative …

How Starks Could Transform Bitcoin | Louis Guthmann | The Mining Pod

October 11th, 2022

38:08

Today we are joined by Louis Guthmann, ecosystem developer at Starkware. Starkware is building zero-knowledge proof rollups for multiple chains, …

Newsroundup: Difficulty, Capital Markets and Marathon | Matt Krimmell | The Mining Pod

October 8th, 2022

22:20

Matt Kimmell of CoinShares and I talk about the 12% difficulty increase, Greyscales new mining product, miners raising capital and the latest in …

How CleanSpark Has Dominated The Bear Market | Zach Bradford | The Mining Pod

October 4th, 2022

35:10

Today we are joined by Zach Bradford, CEO of Cleanspark. Cleanspark is a publicly listed mining firm which has been leveraging its treasury model to scoop up distressed assets. We talk about treasury management, buying …

News Roundup: Difficulty, Celsius Mining, and Rhodium Going Public | Matt Krimmell | The Mining Pod

October 1st, 2022

20:26

Matt Kimmell of CoinShares joins me again to talk about hashprice, difficulty, Celsius mining filing suit against Core Scientific and Rhodium testing …

Chaos In Energy Markets | Mark Rossano | The Mining Pod

September 27th, 2022

46:44

We sat down again with Mark Rossano of C6 Capital Holdings to talk about energy markets - both international and domestic. We go through PPAs and the …

Mining Roundup: Compute North Bankruptcy, Bitmain Discounts & Stakefish Layoffs | Matt Krimmell | Compass Podcast

September 24th, 2022

25:26

Today we are talking news with Matt Kimmell of CoinSharees including Compute North filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Stakefish slashing 25% of its staff and Bitmain lowering ASIC prices by 30%.


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How Bitcoin Mining Can Transform Energy Markets | Jaran Mellerud | The Mining Pod

September 20th, 2022

50:52

Today we are joined by Arcane Research analyst Jaran Mellerud to talk about Arcane’s new report, “How Bitcoin mining can transform the energy industry.” We discuss Bitcoin mining’s novel features, the economics of …

The Merge, Poolin’s IOU Tokens and Post-bull Crypto Adoption | Matt Kimmell | The Mining Pod

September 17th, 2022

32:46

Welcome back to the Mining Pod. Today we are joined by Matt Kimmell of CoinShares to go over this week’s news. We talk about the Ethereum Merge, …

How the ETH Merge Will Impact Miners | Ethan Vera | The Mining Pod

September 15th, 2022

35:41

In this episode we talk with Ethan Vera from Luxor about the Ethereum 2.0 merge and its impact on proof of work miners.

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Mining Roundup: Riot, Intel and Bitmain | Matt Kimmell | Compass Podcast

August 27th, 2022

34:27

Matt Kimmell is a Researcher with Coinshares and in the episode we talk about RIOT’s lawsuit vs GMO, Argo partnering with Intel, and Bitmain’s new low interest rate loan program.

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Building Through a Bear Market | Alyse Killeen | Compass Podcast

August 26th, 2022

35:02

Alyse Killeen is the founding Managing Partner of StillMark a Bitcoin VC firm. In this episode we talk about the bear market’s effect on venture capital, balance sheet management, and how VC firms invest in the mining …

OFAC, Tornado Cash & Bitcoin Miners | Drew Hinkes | Compass Podcast

August 13th, 2022

39:06

Welcome back to the Compass Podcast! Today we are joined by Andrew Hinkes, author and adjunct professor at New York University focusing on the …

Industrial Infrastructure for Miners | Camden Spiller | Compass Podcast

August 9th, 2022

39:01

We talk with Camden Spiller from Maddox Industrial Transformer about demand for electrical infrastructure, including the consequences of the pandemic, tapering demand from Bitcoin miners and how demand destruction is …

Hashrate Roundup | Colin Harper | Compass Podcast

August 5th, 2022

38:58

Colin Harper is Head of Research for Hasrate Index. In this episode we talk about hashrate changes, how miners are handling the bear market, ASIC …

Building Mining Containers | Jesse Davern | Compass Podcast

July 26th, 2022

46:20

Jesse Davern of RK Mission Critical talks about all things related to Bitcoin mining containers. We discuss their engineering process, what …

Mining During a Heatwave | Charlie Spears | Compass Podcast

July 20th, 2022

43:31

In this episode we talk with Charlie Spears from Nakamotor about the potential impacts the Celsius bankruptcy might have on miners, rising energy costs, and miners overheating. Seriously, why is it so damn hot!?

Charlie …

Bitcoin Mining’s Q2 by the Numbers | Parker Merritt | Compass Podcast

July 13th, 2022

1:06:31

Today on the show we are joined by Parker Merritt of CoinMetrics to talk about all things 2022 - Q2 data. We go through hashrate, mining revenue, energy costs and much more.

Checking In On Mining Capital Markets | Cassie Clifton & Craig Birchall | Compass Podcast

June 24th, 2022

43:21

With the bear market in full swing miners are getting squeezed from all sides. In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Cassie Clifton & Craig …

The State of Public Markets | Joshua Lim | Compass Podcast

June 11th, 2022

36:02

In a market downturn Bitcoin miners look to hedge their risk exposure with financial derivatives. In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Joshua Lim from Genesis Trading walks through the ways miners are positioning …

Reviewing Public Miner Performance | Anthony Power | Compass Podcast

June 7th, 2022

49:08

Public mining stocks have declined in price considerably over the last six months. In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Anthony Power and Independent Analyst walks through how to evaluate companies that have growth …

Mining in a Bear Market | Michael Carter | Compass Podcast

June 3rd, 2022

54:58

Grab your warmest coat because Bitcoin winter is here. Price is down, feels are down, but hashrate is up and a block still comes every ten minutes.

In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Michael Carter (BitsBeTrippin) …

Mining with Texas' Biggest Landowner | Justin Ballard | Compass Podcast

May 24th, 2022

34:02

The Texas Pacific Land Corporation was established in 1888 and owns more land than any other entity in the state. TPL just signed a Bitcoin mining deal with Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc. (NYSE: MIGI) (“Mawson”), and …

Is Oklahoma the next Bitcoin mining Mecca? | Charlie Spears | Compass Podcast

May 12th, 2022

39:24

We all know that miners are flocking to Texas in search of cheap electricity but we rarely hear about their neighbor to the north, Oklahoma. In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Charlie Spears from Nakamotor gives us …

Turning Ocean Thermal to Hashrate | Nate Harmon | Compass Podcast

April 28th, 2022

50:18

What if we could generate electricity from the ocean by using the temperature differences between the deep ocean and the surface? That’s what Nate …

Inflation & Energy Prices | Mark Rossano | Compass Podcast

April 22nd, 2022

41:26

You’ve probably not heard but we are having a bit of a problem with inflation and specifically with energy sources like gas. Mark Rossano from C6 …

The Energy Problem Texas Isn’t Talking About | Blake King | Compass Podcast

April 14th, 2022

46:51

In this episode we are re-joined by Blake King, a Power Systems Engineer. Blake has extensive experience working on modeling power grids. We dig into decentralized versus centralized mining setups, ERCOT and the Bitcoin …

Lone Star State Bitcoin Mining | Steve Kinard | Compass Podcast

April 5th, 2022

45:13

Over the past two years Texas has become a focal point for new Bitcoin mining deployments. In this episode we talk with Steve Kinard from the Texas …

Launching A Bitcoin Mining Company | David Kiger | Compass Podcast

March 29th, 2022

38:36

Starting a Bitcoin mining company can be a daunting task. Sourcing hardware, finding cheap and reliable power, and maximizing miner uptime are just some of the issues new startups face. To get some insight into how to …

Public Mining Firms, Private Loans and the Manufacturing Race | Wolfie Zhao | Compass Podcast

March 17th, 2022

41:59

Wolfie Zhao is a journalist that covers the Bitcoin mining sector. In this episode we talk about public mining firms, private loan structures, and …

Industrial Immersion Mining | Hank Tanner | Compass Podcast

March 15th, 2022

37:45

Immersion mining is quickly becoming the most popular hardware configuration mainly due to the ability to overclock machines to make more profit. But …

Remote ASIC Management | Dan Lawrence | Compass Podcast

March 9th, 2022

37:19

If you are running Bitcoin miners you’ll want to be able to remotely access them. Forman’s software platform lets you manage your operation from anywhere. In this episode Dan Lawrence from Forman.mn walks us through …

The Folly of the Mega-Mines | Steve Barbour | Compass Podcast

March 3rd, 2022

55:51

If you follow the bitcoin mining space you would have routinely seen Riot Blockchain, Marathon Digital, Core Scientific and other other large mining …

Bitcoin Mining’s Blindspots | Shinobi | Compass Podcast

February 22nd, 2022

50:01

As the mining sector becomes more institutionalized it’s important for the Bitcoin community to always focus on building systems that are as decentralized as possible. From supply chain to block propagation, all aspects …

DeFi for Mining | Leo Zhang | Compass Podcast

February 17th, 2022

27:40

Bitcoin mining is a great way to generate value from interacting with the network but there are real operational risks that should be considered when …

Is Bitcoin Mining an Arms Race? | Zach Bradford | Compass Podcast

February 15th, 2022

36:30

As regulators continue to criticize Bitcoin mining for its carbon footprint, public mining companies are getting ahead of the narrative by …

Renewable Mining in Australia | Daniel Roberts | Compass Podcast

February 10th, 2022

30:47

With calls for environmental stewardship louder than ever in the business community, Bitcoin miners are frequently turning to renewable energy sources. Daniel Roberts is C-CEO of Iris Energy which mines Bitcoin with …

Bitcoin’s Brain Trust | Natalie Smolenski | Compass Podcast

February 1st, 2022

28:23

Where can you find deep intellectual scholarship focused on Bitcoin? The Texas Bitcoin Foundation is aiming to answer that question by producing …

Leaving Proof-of-Work | Ben Edgington & Tim Beiko | Compass Podcast

January 27th, 2022

39:34

The formal specification for Ethereum 2.0 is almost done and everyone is wondering when and how the Merge will happen. Ben Edgington & Tim Beiko, two developers working on implementing Eth 2.0, join us to talk about …

Understanding The Lighting Network | Rusty Russell | Compass Podcast

January 20th, 2022

49:18

Blockstream's Rusty Russell joins the Compass Podcast to talk about Lightning network growth, technicals and how Bitcoin miners should understand …

Altcoin Mining in 2022 | Michael Carter & Seth Estrada | Compass Podcast

January 14th, 2022

1:09:40

Bitcoin is the dominant proof-of-work cryptocurrency by a large margin, but an army of small time enthusiasts mine other PoW coins using GPUs, FPGAs and other retail friendly rigs.  In this episode of Compass Live, we …

Next Gen Mining with Zero Knowledge Proofs | Kristy Minehan | Compass Podcast

January 12th, 2022

41:23

Is Bitcoin mining the only application of Proof-of-Work? Where else do we see Proof-of-Work used? Turns out, many other blockchains are using Bitcoin’s tech stack to operate.  In this episode of Compass Live, …

The State of Kazakh Mining | Didar Bekbau | Compass Podcast

January 11th, 2022

23:54

Kazakhstan – a former Soviet satellite and second largest producer of Bitcoin hashrate – is undergoing tremendous civil strife. Gas prices have doubled and citizens have taken to the streets, demanding changes to the …

Smart Contracts for Bitcoin? | Jeremy Rubin | Compass Podcast

January 7th, 2022

1:02:26

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Mining as Money Printing | Mark Thornton | Compass Podcast

January 5th, 2022

52:47

Austrian economics – a small, yet growing free market ideology – is often cited as the basis for Bitocin’s supply cap, issuance schedule and …

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December 22nd, 2021

46:47

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This Year in Bitcoin Mining | Parker Merritt, Nate Maddrey & Kyle Waters | Compass Podcast

December 10th, 2021

1:04:44

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass reviews the past year of mining trends and data with several people from Coin Metrics.

2021 has been a landmark year for the …

Understanding Relay Networks | Ivan Bogayyy & Uri Klarman | Compass Podcast

December 1st, 2021

1:03:07

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores the basics and possibilities of relay networks. Both guests on this show are working to decentralize block propagation …

Securing Bitcoin With Nuclear Energy | Puru Goyal, eMac & Nuclear Bitcoiner | Compass Podcast

November 19th, 2021

1:05:53

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks to a panel of nuclear experts about the future of …

Ethereum Mining Aftermath | Christian Krauter & Chris from Flexpool | Compass Podcast

November 12th, 2021

58:28

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks to a panel of ether miners about the future of ETH mining after China’s recent ban.

Not only have ether miners faced the …

What Sustainable Mining Really Means | Dave Perrill & Peter Wall | Compass Podcast

November 9th, 2021

58:56

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks with a pair of mining CEOs about what “clean” or sustainable mining actually means.

Cryptocurrency mining has received a lot …

Advocating for Bitcoin Mining | Trystine Payfer & Tom Mapes | Compass Podcast

November 9th, 2021

59:04

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks about the state of advocacy and lobbying for the cryptocurrency mining industry.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency lobbying …

Mining Bitcoin with the Navajo Nation | Twitter Spaces Recording

November 8th, 2021

51:51

The Navajo Nation is becoming an attractive location to mine Bitcoin due to its abundant natural and renewable energy sources and the Navajo Nation’s desire to grow the tech industry on the reservation. In this episode, …

How To Build A Bitcoin Mining Farm | Justin Ballard, Neil Galloway & Chad Harris | Compass Podcast

November 8th, 2021

57:18

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks with a panel of miners about how large-scale mining farms are designed and built.

All three guests explain their experiences …

Crypto Mining ETFs And SPACs | Wes Fulford & David Lawant | Compass Podcast

October 27th, 2021

57:28

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores the state of the public mining markets focusing on mining ETFs and SPACs. Two mining-related EFT managers join the stream.

Financial Sovereignty Through Mining Bitcoin | Alex Gladstein & Diverter | Compass Podcast

October 22nd, 2021

1:02:50

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks about the usefulness of bitcoin mining as a tool for …

The Guide to DIY Immersion Mining at Home | Compass Podcast

October 20th, 2021

59:33

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks with a panel of immersion miners about the tools and …

Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining | Alex Gilbert & Caroline Cochran | Compass Podcast

October 15th, 2021

31:01

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass discusses the future of powering cryptocurrency mining farms with nuclear energy. This conversation is to be continued...

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Kazakhan's Bitcoin Mining Industry | Didar Bekbau & Olzhas Kemal | Compass Podcast

October 13th, 2021

43:20

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores recent developments and proposed regulations that …

Understanding Miner Extractable Value On Ethereum | Jordan Frankfurt, Robert Miller & Nathan Worsley | Compass Podcast

October 8th, 2021

1:02:50

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores the intricacies and challenges of miner extratable value (MEV) with three experienced decentralized finance (DeFi) …

The Ultimate Guide To Mining Bitcoin At Home | Compass Podcast

October 6th, 2021

1:18:26

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass walks through the basics of at-home mining with five experienced home miners.

All five guests explain the designs of their at-home …

Turning Mining Heat Into Tomatoes, Whisky, And More | Colin Sullivan & Alex Vinot | Compass Podcast

October 1st, 2021

1:01:11

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass reviews the new technologies that allow miners to reuse the …

How To Get A Job In Bitcoin (Mining) | Rob Paone & Mani Anwer | Compass Podcast

September 29th, 2021

58:14

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores the opportunities and challenges for everyone looking for a job in the cryptocurrency industry, whether they want to work …

The Finances of Bitcoin Mining | Roshun Patel & Brian Wright | Compass Podcast

September 24th, 2021

1:01:17

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass explores the financial side of cryptocurrency mining with two leaders in cryptocurrency and mining-focused financial products and …

The ASIC Mining Hardware Market | Vincent Vuong & Vincent Zhang | Compass Podcast

September 22nd, 2021

1:00:11

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass dives into the cryptocurrency mining hardware market with two ASIC experts.

The sales directors for both MicroBT and Compass …

Inside The World Of GPU Mining | Michael Carter & Seth Estrada | Compass Podcast

September 17th, 2021

1:03:56

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks through the history, challenges, opportunities, and growth of GPU cryptocurrency mining.

Two professional GPU miners and …

Bitcoin Mining Doesn't Need Greenwashing | Ryan Leachman, Marty Bent & Steve Barbour | Compass Podcast

September 15th, 2021

59:24

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass discusses the environmental narratives around mining that have grown stronger and more intense over the past year.

Three bitcoin …

Why Mainstream Media Gets Bitcoin Mining Wrong | Wolfie Zhao & David Pan | Compass Podcast

September 10th, 2021

1:01:52

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass discusses the seemingly constant challenges facing mainstream media outlets that cover bitcoin mining. 


Two journalists from …

What To Know About Bitcoin Mining Taxes | Roger Brown & Shehan Chandrasekera | Compass Podcast

September 8th, 2021

59:31

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass discusses popular tax questions from miners, ways to …

Mining Data & the Quest for On-chain Alpha | Karim Helmy, Sam Trabucco & Josh Frank | Compass Podcast

September 3rd, 2021

56:58

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass discusses the value of mining data and popular on-chain …

The Rise of Mining Pools in North America | Mike Coyler & Ethan Vera | Compass Podcast

September 1st, 2021

1:00:15

North American mining pools didn't exist a few years ago. Now they're some of the world's largest. What changed? Two executives from leading North …

Why Bitcoin Traders Are Becoming Miners | Lyn Alden, Scott Melker, & Crypto Cactus | Compass Podcast

August 27th, 2021

1:01:08

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass chats with a panel of professional traders and investors to learn why they became bitcoin miners.

Three traders who started mining …

Bitcoin Mining in Latin America | Juan Pinto & Nick Damico | Compass Podcast

August 25th, 2021

1:00:41

This is an episode of Compass Live hosted by Compass Mining. In this livestream, Compass talks through the bitcoin mining landscape in Latin America, it's challenges and opportunities, and where the mining hubs are …

Bitcoin Hashrate's Road to Recovery | Austin Storms & Bob Burnett | Compass Podcast

August 20th, 2021

1:02:51

Two miners who build small-to-medium sized farms and have a finger on the pulse of the market's current growth rate are guests on the stream. They …

What Every Bitcoiner Should Know About Electric Power Markets | Harry Sudock, Shaun Connell & Rich Godwin | Compass Podcast

August 18th, 2021

1:04:39

Three professional miners with deep knowledge of energy markets are guests on this livestream. They share high-level overviews of how grids work, where miners fit into local and global power markets, and the future of …

The Canadian Cryptocurrency Mining Market | Jaime Leverton & Ben Gagnon | Compass Podcast

August 13th, 2021

1:02:37

Compass discusses the opportunities and challenges of mining in Canada with Jamie Leverton, CEO of Hut 8 Mining, and Ben Gagnon, Chief Mining Officer at Bitfarms.


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The Americanization of Bitcoin Mining | Jason Les & Fred Thiel | Compass Podcast

August 6th, 2021

1:00:34

Compass discusses the growth in North American mining with CEOs of the industry's two largest public mining companies: Jason Les of Riot Blockchain …

Bitcoin Mining & the Infrastructure Bill | Lee Bratcher, Perianne Boring & Roger Brown | Compass Podcast

August 4th, 2021

57:54

Compass discusses the vague language in Congress' latest infrastructure that could cause trouble for miners and the rest of the cryptocurrency …

Bitcoin Mining Is about Survival | Zack Voell & Will Foxley | Compass Podcast

July 30th, 2021

30:16

In this episode Zack and Will talk about the new ability for new mining companies to survive, the performance of publicly traded mining companies, and the ongoing China migration saga.

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Auditing ASICS with Hashtest | Josh Metnick & David Steinberg | Compass Podcast

July 28th, 2021

22:29

In this episode we talk to Josh Metnick & David Steinberg from Hashtest.com about the new ability to audit and benchmark your ASIC miner.

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How ASIC Makers Play Games | David Vorick | Compass Podcast

July 23rd, 2021

30:32

In this episode we talk to David Vorick from Skynet and the Sia protocol about building a decentralized storage protocol and the challenges of …

Hedging Mining with Tokenized Hashrate | Leo Zhang | Compass Podcast

July 21st, 2021

28:52

In this episode we talk to Leo Zhang from Anicca Research about hedging Bitcoin mining operational risk with hashrate derivatives.

Great American Mining | Marty Bent & Austin Storms | Compass Podcast

July 16th, 2021

26:25

In this episode we talk to Marty Bent & Austin Storms from Great American Mining about flare gas Bitcoin mining and challenging environmental …

Bitcoin Mining Goes Nuclear | Jacob DeWitte & Caroline Cochran | Compass Podcast

July 14th, 2021

25:56

In this episode we talk to Jacob DeWitte & Caroline Cochran from Oklo about the future of Bitcoin mining with nuclear power and the recent …

The Clock is Ticking on Ethereum Mining | Ben Edgington | Compass Podcast

July 9th, 2021

36:24

In this episode we talk to Ben Edgington from Consensys about the future of Proof of Work mining on Ethereum and the coming launch of ETH 2.

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Mining Off-Grid in Texas | Matt Lohstroh & Brent Whitehead | Compass Podcast

July 7th, 2021

28:22

In this episode we talk to Matt Lohstroh & Brent Whitehead from Giga EnergySolutions about the future of off-grid flared natural gas Bitcoin …

The Chinese Hashrate Migration | Yulong Liu | Compass Podcast

July 2nd, 2021

32:04

In this episode we talk to Yulong Liu from Babel Finance about the financing miner operations, the migration of hashrate out of China, and what the …

Reviewing the North American Bitcoin Mining Index | John Lee Quigley | Compass Podcast

June 30th, 2021

22:50

In this episode we talk to John Lee Quigley from Compass Mining about the publication of the North American Bitcoin Mining Index, a holistic study …

Bitcoin Mining Uses Energy Nobody Else Needs | Mike Hamilton | Compass Podcast

June 25th, 2021

28:05

In this episode we talk to Mike Hamilton of Griid about how energy grids work, what excess grid capacity really means, and how Bitcoin really runs off excess energy.

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The Golden Age of Bitcoin Mining Profitability is Here | Vincent Vuong | Compass Podcast

June 23rd, 2021

23:31

In this episode we talk to Vincent Vuong of Compass Mining about the current state of hashrate, the used ASIC market, and profitability due to …

ESG is Fiat Bullshit | Stephen Barbour | Compass Podcast

June 18th, 2021

33:59

In this episode we talk to Stephen Barbour of Upstream Data about the current state of natural gas Bitcoin mining, the future energy mix of the …

Farmers are Mining Crypto with Cow Poop | Josh Riddett | Compass Podcast

June 16th, 2021

38:37

In this episode we talk to Josh Riddett of Easy Crypto Hunter about farmers using anaerobic digesters to produce biogas to run GPU miners.

https://twitter.com/easycryptohunt


The Compass Podcast covers everything …

The Economics of Solar Powered Bitcoin Mining | Daniel Frumkin | Compass Podcast

June 11th, 2021

32:20

In this episode we talk to Daniel Frumkin of Braiins about the solar powered Bitcoin mining, the economics of machine up time, and the future of …

Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining with Wasted Hydropower | Juan Pinto | Compass Podcast

May 28th, 2021

34:39

In this episode we talk to Juan Pinto of Doctorminer about the Venezuelan hydropower mining, the government mining pool, and how retail miners make …

Stranded Energy’s Response to the Bitcoin Mining Council | Adam Ortolf | Compass Podcast

May 26th, 2021

46:24

In this episode we talk to Adam Ortolf of Upstream Data about the “Bitcoin Mining Council”, mitigating emissions through Bitcoin mining, and the …

The Future of Ethereum Mining | James Prestwich | Compass Podcast

May 21st, 2021

45:00

In this episode we talk to James Prestwich of Celo about how ETH culture affects design choices, miner extractable value, and cross chain …

Bitcoin Mining's New Mecca | Lee Bratcher & Nathan Nichols | Compass Podcast

May 19th, 2021

35:00

In this episode we talk to Lee Bratcher & Nathan Nichols of the The Texas Blockchain Council about balancing energy grids with Bitcoin mining, …

Bitcoin Brings a Market to Stranded Energy | Ben Gagnon | Compass Podcast

May 14th, 2021

40:42

In this episode we talk to Ben Gagnon, Director of Mining at Bitfarms about getting listed on NASDAQ, mining in China vs. Canada, and the utility of Bitcoin giving stranded energy a market to trade in.

The Fundamentals of Bitcoin Mining Economics | Drew Armstrong & AJ Scalia | Compass Podcast

May 11th, 2021

39:12

What determines if a Bitcoin miner will be profitable? In this episode we talk to Drew Armstrong and AJ Scalia of Galaxy Digital about their …

Bitcoin Needs Better Critics | CK | Compass Podcast

May 6th, 2021

35:32

Christian Keroles (CK) is the Product Manager at Bitcoin Magazine. In this episode we talk about how lack of due diligence and research leads to the …

Bitcoin’s Volatility is a Feature Not a Bug | Andy Edstrom | Compass Podcast

May 4th, 2021

36:12

Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is the author of the book “Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow.” In this episode we talk about how …

Simplifying Crypto Investing | Jesse Proudman | Compass Podcast

April 29th, 2021

29:30

Jesse Proudman is CEO at Makara Digital and they are building the first crypto robo-advisor, helping people onboard and trade in this complicated asset class.

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Mining Data Sucks, but It's Getting Better | Karim Helmy | Compass Podcast

April 27th, 2021

28:56

Karim Helmy is a Researcher at Galaxy Digital and discusses North American hashrate expansion, nonce research and delivering deeper engagement with mining data.

https://twitter.com/karimhelpme


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No, Miners Don't Manipulate the Market | Leo Zhang | Compass Podcast

April 22nd, 2021

39:46

Leo Zhang from Anicca Research discusses hardware ROI, price manipulation and miner extractable value.

https://twitter.com/Leorzhang


The Compass …

Bitcoin Mining Stocks Have Lost Touch with Reality | Ethan Vera | Compass Podcast

April 20th, 2021

43:31

Bitcoin mining stocks are hot right now but are they overpriced? In this episode Ethan Vera from Luxor discusses SPAC valuations, miner extractable value, and mining energy sources.

https://twitter.com/ethan_vera


The …

Does Green Bitcoin Mining Exist? | Colin Sullivan | Compass Podcast

April 15th, 2021

31:27

MintGreen offers mining rigs that recapture heat and use it for industrial purposes. In this episode Colin Sullivan, President discusses ESG …

The Subjective Value of Bitcoin | Chris Bendiksen | Compass Podcast

April 13th, 2021

52:42

CoinShares is a global leader in Bitcoin related ETPs and indexes as well as conducting some of the most comprehensive research in the Bitcoin space. In this episode Chris Bendiksen, Head of Research discusses Norwegian …

Chinese Bitcoin Mining & Renewable Energy | Mustafa Yilham | Compass Podcast

April 8th, 2021

25:25

Bixin accounts for approx. 2% of the total Bitcoin hashrate and has operations in Inner Mongolia, Sichuan province and other places. In this episode …

Taking Mining Media Mainstream | Zack Voell & Will Foxley | Compass Podcast

April 6th, 2021

42:22

As two of the top journalists in the Bitcoin mining space, Zack and Will have delivered new ways of seeing into an industry that seems opaque. They discuss what brought them to this work and what keeps them striving for …

Investing Miami's Treasury in Bitcoin | Francis Suarez | Compass Podcast

April 1st, 2021

24:00

As the mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez aims to turn his city into a technology hub. Part of that plan is to bring Bitcoin into the city's regular …

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