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21ism Podcast - Telling Artist's Stories Through Vision & Sound

21ism Podcast - Telling Artist's Stories Through Vision & Sound

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21ism Bitcoin Art Collective : Bitcoin's Creative Carousel Celebrating the creative minds of the Bitcoin space in the categories Art, Design, Video, Memes, Music, Writing & Development. New spin on the 5th of every month.
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21ism Block02 - FEATURED MEME: RD BTC

21ism Podcast - Telling Artist's Stories Through Vision & Sound

21ism - Block04 - VIDEO - BTC Sessions
Our video feature this block is BTC Sessions. Ben is the host of BTC Sessions. He’s a much loved personality in the space who’s worked tirelessly to create high signal educational Bitcoin content. Here he speaks to our good friend and primo pod God John Vallis about his story so far and how he has given up his fiat life to operate on a personal Bitcoin standard. Check his feature page at
February 6, 2021
21ism - Block04 - CODE - Evan Kaloudis
Our CODE feature this month is the talented Evan Kaloudis Maybe best known as the creator of ZeusLN and lately as an advisor for Hexa Wallet. Here our boy Max sits down with Evan for a great chat about all things Bitcoin. Check Evan's feature page at
February 5, 2021
21ism - Block04 - MUSIC - Rare Scrilla
Our Music feature this month is the inimitable Rare Scrilla aka DJ J Scrilla A successful hiphop producer in his own right now turned Bitcoin centric multi medium artist. He is the producer of the fantastic Bitcoin inspired hiphop album Sound Money and the creator of memes, art et al. Here he talks to our new boy @RebelMoneyArt - We're sure you'll find this an engaging and interesting conversation. Come and peep his feature page at
February 5, 2021
21ism - Block 04 - DESIGN - Fractal Encrypt
We are super chuffed to be featuring Fractal Encrypt and his stunning full node sculpture in this block's design category. A magnificent looking piece of almost Da Vinci'esque proportions it has fascinated us ever since we saw it on the cover of Knut Svanholm's latest book. Here he speaks to our new boy @mtcbtc about how it came about and its much anticipated auction later today. We honestly believe this is a future master piece and represents a new era in Bitcoin and Bitcoin inspired art. As we know Mickey Saylor is a big fan of this pod, we would urge him to have a cheeky bid on this later. It would look stunning on one of your seven yachts, Big Mike! Check @FractalEncrypt's feature page on
February 5, 2021
21ism - Block 04 - MEME - BTC Street Art
Our featured Bitcoiner in this month's Meme category is BTC Street Art The global street marketing team of Bitcoin are doing great things in a town near you. If you don't know who they are or what they are up to you should check this fantastic rip between our boys @SelfBankt and @RebelMoneyArt and @BTCStreetArt mastermind @PrettyFlaco Come and check their feature page on
February 5, 2021
21ism - Block 04 - WORD - Knut Svanholm
Our featured writer this block is Knut Svanholm. Best know for his excellent books and many published articles but a man of many talents. Here he chats all things Bitcoin with our good friend and Once BITten podcaster, Daniel Prince @princey1976 Check Knut's feature page and 21ism exclusive essay on
February 5, 2021
21ism - Block04 - ART - MrCrown
Our ART feature this month is our very own @MrCrownnnnn A talented artist and web designer he is an integral part of what we do. Here he chats to Badders aka @hodlerthanthou about how early life experiences mapped out his future, planted the seeds of independence and freedom and how being deployed in Afghanistan changed his outlook. Check out his feature page on
February 5, 2021
21ism Block03 - WORD - Citadel21
Featured in our WORD category this month is the fantastic Citadel21 @ctdl21 and its brilliant creators @BitcoinKatia and @Hodlonaut Two of our favourite people in Bitcoin with a long history of batting hard for Bitcoin and contributing to the space in celebratory and inclusive ways. Katoshi aka Katia also wrote our featured essay explaining exactly what motivated Citadel21. Our man @HodlerThanThou sat down with these two diamonds to find out more about their life before Bitcoin and their love for Bitcoin and how that in turn led to them meeting and falling in love.
January 5, 2021
21ism Block03 - MEME - MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN aka @Bitstein
This month's featured Bitcoiner in our Meme category is the inimitable @Bitstein. A longtime master of memes and probably one of the first follows for all newcomers to the space. Apart from wanting to meme Bitcoin into the great unconscious he is also the founder of The Nakamoto Institute and, two excellently curated repositories for Bitcoin and Carnivourism, one half of the fantastic The Noded Bitcoin Podcast and the writer of articles such as Everyone's a Scammer. Our good friend and Bitcoin Plebgend, John Vallis, had a great long rip with Michael and we're pretty sure you're gonna love it.
January 5, 2021
21ism Block03 - MUSIC - KRISTY HARPER
In this 2021, 12 year Bitcoin Birthday Edition our feature for our 21ism Music Block is Kristy Harper. Kristy is a London DJ & music producer and passionate Bitcoiner. Here she talks to our own @SelfBankt about her music, life during Covid and of course Bitcoin.
January 4, 2021
21ism Block03 - CODE - NICOLAS DORIER
Our featured CODE/DEV this Birthday block is non other than Nicolas Dorier. Nicholas Dorier is a French Bitcoin Dev, now based in Japan, who felt so betrayed & angry about BitPay’s malign actions during the 2017 Blocksize War that he coded an Open-Source alternative from scratch. The now famous tweet that started it all is perhaps one of the most seminal tweets in the history of the space. BTC Pay has grown to become the keystone FOSS (Free Open Source Software) that exemplifies, perhaps more than any project, the core ideological values of Bitcoin and the tweet. Interviewing Nicolas is @maxbitbuybit and @BitcoinQ_A
January 4, 2021
21ism Block03 - VIDEO - JIM EPSTEIN
For our Bitcoin Birthday Video feature we have chosen the talented, Jim Epstein. New Yorker, Jim, is Executive Editor of ReasonTV & writer/producer at, the leading Libertarian magazine & video website. He’s recently produced & released an epic four-part documentary series “Cypherpunks Write Code” available free on Youtube. It chronicles the origins & history of the hackers, cryptographers & activists who built & fought to secure the foundations of digital privacy in the early Internet. Sitting down for this one was @SelfBankt
January 4, 2021
21ism Block03 - ART - DIM ZAYAN
Our ART feature this month is the multi-talented Dim Zayan aka @cryptgm You might have already seen his incredible graphic novel Bulltardia but if you haven't you really must check it out. It's funny beautiful and really really cool. It has appeared on Twitter, of course, but is more famously a reoccurring feature in Citadel21. Dim is a super interesting cat and another credit to the space. Daniel Prince aka @Princey1976 sat down with him to hear Dim's story.
January 4, 2021
21ism Block03 - DESIGN - BTC PINS
Our Design feature for birthday block is @BTCPins Pardus is a great guy and long time Bitcoiner. When the urge to contribute to the space became too big he started producing beautiful and cool enamel pins. He has created a range of amazing Bitcoin pins for Swan Bitcoin and Coinkite and now 21ism too. A lover of multiple rabbit holes Pardus is an interesting cat and we've loved working with him. Speaking to him here is our guy @MaxBitBuyBit
January 4, 2021
Bitcoin Clips is a young British Bitcoiner who only started making video based memes very recently. Only using a phone his cheap and cheerful style is proof that the quality of an idea and the impact it has are directly correlated. Here he chats to our great friend, solid Bitcoiner and talented podcaster @princey1976 from the Once Bitten podcast about the economic prospects of young people in the UK, how Bitcoin Clips went from aspiring Bitcoin miner to shitcoin delinquent to Maxi and the experience of trying to onboard his father, a banker with a large UK bank for nearly 40 years.
December 4, 2020
Our featured artist is Bitfandango! Her work is completely different to anything we’ve seen in the Bitcoin Art / Crypto Art world before. It’s a great pleasure for us to present something different to the space. Her style is subtle, nuanced & dreamy and a great contrast to a lot of the louder stuff that is around too. Interviewing Bitfandango is 21isms @Selfbankt
December 4, 2020
Cryptocloaks have been producing incredible 3D printed Bitcoin warez for a little while now. Super cool design and combining two revolutionary and disrupting technologies, Bitcoin and 3D printing.  When we started the 21ism project Cryptocloaks were one of the first names on our shortlist. It turns out that not only do they make cool as shit stuff they are also a gang of solid cats. Normally they come as a three but on this occasion it was just Rick and SF chatting to our own @max_buybit There were a number of technical issues on this call but the chats and banter was brilliant so well worth a listen.
December 4, 2020
This month's featured developer is someone who is well known to most of you, Samourai! Samourai Wallet works tirelessly to protect the privacy and freedom of its users. Bringing privacy to the base chain by breaking common ownership heuristics and making the lives of chain surveillance companies harder, if not impossible. Here Samourai chats to 21isms @max_buybit and our good friend @BitcoinQ&A about privacy, Bitcoin, Saourai Wallet and everything in-between.
December 4, 2020
21ism Block02 - FEATURED MEME: RD BTC
RD - @rdbtc - needs no introduction. If you have ever been on Bitcoin Twitter you will have stumbled over at least a couple of RD's memes. Prolific in the extreme, he drops memes like he's running out of time. Always funny, witty and blunt and always with a real message to them. He is also a good friend of ours and an all round top geezer. This interview is with 21ism's @SelfBankt and gives great insight into RD's creative process, his Bitcoin journey and much more. An excellent chat between excellent people.
December 4, 2020
Our featured writer this month is one of our favourite Bitcoiners, Erik Cason - @erikcason Erik manages to combine seriously deep and cosmic ideas with an illustrious writing style that is as honest as it is beautiful and an impressive understanding of history. As much as we like his writing though, and boy do we love it, we enjoy his interviews even more. Personable, self-deprecatingly honest and insightful, you are always left with plenty to chew on and with wind in your proverbial sails. Interviewing Erik is our good friend John Vallis from the Rapid Fire Bitcoin podcast. In our optics, the best interviewer in the space and always a conduit for truly excellent conversations. This chat is no different and left us feeling high, if occasionally a little wet behind the eyes. Amazing stuff!
December 4, 2020
This month's music feature is the fantastic roots inspired band Jawbone. Jawbone are an amalgamation of the songwriting and musical talents of Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti over a stellar rhythm section of bassist Rex Horan and drummer Evan Jenkins. Largely finding their inspiration in 60's roots music but have managed to weave together a musical tapestry of virtuous playing and good songwriting. As renowned session musicians they have played with artists such as Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood, Ten Years After and many many more. In this interview with 21isms @HodlerThanThou they talk music, Covid and discuss both Paddy's Bitcoin journey and Marcus' historic scepticism of it. A great chat with two top chaps!
December 4, 2020
TIME MACHINE is a hip hop group consisting of Comel, Jaysonic and DJ Mekalek - They first came to our attention after Comel, better known to Bitcoin Twitter as @Iamthecharacter got up and delivered a rousing speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Los Angeles this spring. Their latest album 'The Test Of Time' has been blasting through our speakers since! Interviewing I am The Character is our own Badders @hodlerthanthou Make some fuss for Time Machine.
November 4, 2020
21ism - Full Podcast - BLOCK01
This is the genesis block of our podcast celebrating the best of Bitcoin inspired creativity. This block features:  Art:               Cypherpunk Now - interviewed by our own Max from Bit-Buy-Bit Podcast Video:          Richard James - interviewed by Lauren and Daniel Prince from Once Bitten Podcast  Writing:      Gigi - interviewed by our good friend and best interviewer in the space, John Vallis from Rapid Fire Bitcoin Podcast  Music:         Time Machine - interviewed by our own Badders aka @hodlerthanthou Developer:  Rootzoll - Interviewed by Max and our good friend Bitcoin Q&A Memes:       Sven Star Fury - interviewed by our own SelfBankt Design:        21isEnough - interviewed by Max
November 2, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED VIDEO: @rjames_BTC
Richard James made waves earlier this year with his brilliant movie 'Hard Money'. Educational and poignant as well as clever and cool. Incorporating old cartoons and audio clips from Bitcoin greats such as Saifedean Ammous it feeds the brain and the eyes at the same time. Since then Richard has has made a few more movies while keeping the standard high. We love his work and we're proud to feature the man as well as his movies. Interviewing Richard James is everyone's favourite Bitcoin podcaster, Lauren, and her side-kick (and our very good friend) Daniel aka Princey @princey1976
October 31, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED DEVELOPER: @rootzoll
Rootzoll is a prolific Berlin based Bitcoin Developer whose primary focus is - a hugely respected Lightning & Full Node open source project. Not only is @rootzoll a talented developer, he is also an eloquent speaker with a great ability to explain complicated technical subjects simply. We are massive fans of the RaspiBlitz project and have their nodes ourselves so it was an obvious choice for our inaugural episode. Interviewing @rootzoll is our own @max_buybit and our good friend @BitcoinQ_A
October 31, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED WRITER: @dergigi
When it came to featuring a writer Gigi was the first name on our lips. His writing is deep, insightful and always inspires. The perfect fit! He wrote "What is 21ism?", an inspiring and moving piece, specifically for - a real honour. Interviewing him is our friend @johnkvallis - one of the very best interviewers around with a cosmic mind to match Gigi  - Together they not only discuss the article but lots of the behavioural aspects of Bitcoin's gravity.
October 31, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED MEME LORD: @starfuryflames
Sven Star Fury needs little introduction. His moving image memes have been making waves on Twitter all year. Poignant, clever and snazzy as hell! As well as a fascinating life story he’s also been living as a freedom loving Digital Nomad with his young family recently & aspires for Self-Sovereignty. This is a great interview with @starfuryflames by our very own @selfbankt
October 31, 2020
TIME MACHINE is a hip hop group consisting of Comel, Jaysonic and DJ Mekalek - They first came to our attention after Comel, better known to Bitcoin Twitter as @Iamthecharacter got up and delivered a rousing speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Los Angeles this spring. Their latest album 'The Test Of Time' has been blasting through our speakers since!  Interviewing I am The Character is our own Badders @hodlerthanthou Make some fuss for Time Machine.
October 31, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED ARTIST: @cypherpunknow
CypherPunkNow seems the obvious choice as our inaugural Artist - bold colours & iconic works with an inimitably distinctive style.  He’s a Graphic Designer who co-founded a Czech Art group & Paralelní Polis. His screen prints, that adorn the walls of Bitcoin Maximalists around the world.  Make some noise for @cypherpunknow Interview by our own @max_buybit
October 31, 2020
21ism Block01 - FEATURED DESIGNER: @21isenough
We first came across @21isenough's LN ATM when he posted pictures of it in the making on Twitter. His Open Source Bitcoin LightningATM is table top ATM that you feed with coins & that spits out satoshis – direct to your mobile Lightning Wallet. To us, it’s genuinely mind blowing & makes this technology tangible with sick ass design aesthetics too!  It was clear we had to feature @21isenough and this great piece of design. Interviewing him is our @max_buybit
October 31, 2020