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Bitcoin With Jake

Bitcoin With Jake

By Jake Woodhouse
Hiiii! 👋🏻 As you probably guessed, my name is Jake, and welcome to "Bitcoin With Jake"!

This is a podcast for people learning about Bitcoin, with 1-1 interviews, from Bitcoiners in a myriad of different places. Listen in for inspiring personal journeys, deep industry insights, and critical educational content.

If there is every anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask, as I build out a collaborative network of friends.

Thank you

Best,
Jake
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Jason Sansone - Enabling Sovereign People
BWJ 023: In this episode I speak with Jason Sansone, we chat about: Co-founding Looking Glass Education.  Teaching people to think for themselves.  Life as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon.  Helping marginalised people with no hope.  Admitting one doesn't have all the answers.  When the student is ready the teacher appears.  The issue with value investing today.  The importance of 'do your own research'.  'Fee for service' as future of healthcare.  Money as a tool of communication.  You can contact Jason on twitter @sansone_jm If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:04:14
June 21, 2022
Aleks Svetski - Quality Over Quantity
BWJ 022: In this episode I speak with Aleks Svetski, we chat about: The Wake Up Podcast & The Bitcoin Times.  Reasons for stepping away from his startup Amber.  His entrepreneurial endeavours.  Making every mistake in the book.  How the value-4-value model is like busking.  Saving our product of labour across time.  Growing up in Australia.  Localisation as a trend.  Diversity in the organic sense.  Writing the Un-communist Manifesto.  You can contact Aleks on twitter @ghostofsvetski If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:08:01
June 17, 2022
Wizard Of Aus - Bitcoin's Social Layer
BWJ 021: In this episode I speak with Wizard Of Aus, we chat about: Co-founding the Bitcoin Bush Bash.  Dismissing digital scarcity initially.  The allure of shitcoins.  Closed source & centralised vs open source & decentralised design.  Bitcoin requiring oneself to unlearn.  His passion for the lightning network.  The proof of work required to attend a Bush Bash.  Bitcoiners as the social layer of Bitcoin.  The need for more node runners.  Staying humble, & stacking sats.  You can contact Wiz on twitter @BTCSchellingPt If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:05:26
June 13, 2022
Seb Bunney - Coaching Complexity Simply
BWJ 020: In this episode I speak with Seb Bunney, we chat about: Co-founding Looking Glass Education.  His passion for grassroots financial education.  Investing vs wage earning.  Value investing.  Interest rates as a key driver of value.  Aligning investment strategy with the individual.  Repairing the social fabric.  Bitcoin price suppression.  The need to preserve purchasing power.  Utilising his skills as a coach.  Having articles published by Bitcoin Magazine.  You can contact Seb on twitter @sebbunney If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:01:03
June 10, 2022
Brandon Quittem - Bitcoin Mimics Nature
BWJ 019: In this episode I speak with Brandon Quittem, we chat about: Writing his article "Bitcoin Is The Mycelium Of Money".  His communications role at Swan Bitcoin.  Uncovering the secrets of fungi.  Realising the lightning networks similarity to mycelium.  The characteristics required to survive mass extinction.  Utilising stranded energy effectively.  How building friendships lead to his current role.  Writing only being a super power.  Bitcoin revisits traditional values.  Feeling newfound optimism.  You can contact Brandon on twitter @bquittem If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:03:21
June 06, 2022
John Carvalho - Making Future Reality
BWJ 018: In this episode I speak with John Carvalho, we chat about: Founding Synonym to make the future a reality.  Starting a record label and being a graphic designer.  The benefits to "learn by doing".  His love of product development.  Evolving from a google fan to a google critic.  How discovering Bitcoin was like being bitten by a vampire.  The challenges of relationships and divorce.  Building the web of trust.  The atomic economy.  Envisioning a new way to organise information.  You can contact John on twitter @BitcoinErrorLog If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:24:20
June 03, 2022
Daniel Wilczynski - Founding Hardblock Exchange
BWJ 017: In this episode I speak with Daniel Wilczynski, we chat about: Founding Australia's first Bitcoin-only exchange Hardblock.  Being a board member of the Australian Bitcoin Industry Body (ABIB).   His interest in computer engineering, economics, and history.  A bus ride he will never forget.  Early product-market-fit.  Startup difficulties integrating into the fiat banking system.  The best long-term strategy is HODLing.  Ethereum's lack of true decentralisation.  Bitcoin empowering digitally enforced property rights.  His mission to educate via The Australian Bitcoin Podcast.  You can contact Daniel on twitter @danwilcz If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:12:12
May 30, 2022
Hodlonaut - Savage Citadel 21
BWJ 016: In this episode I speak with Hodlonaut, we chat about: Founding Citadel 21 magazine.  The magic of chatting via text online.  Negotiating a difficult relationship with his father.  Becoming a teacher.  The state of today's schooling system.  How the consensus mechanism "just works".  Wanting to build something lasting.  Conviction growth over time.  The stress of fighting Craig Wright's lawsuit.  Bitcoin as a tool versus authoritarianism.  You can contact Hodlonaut twitter @hodlonaut If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:15:27
May 27, 2022
Greg Foss - Get Off Zero
BWJ 015:  In this episode I speak with Greg Foss. We chat about: 30 years working as a trader.  Bitcoin as the best asymmetric investment ever seen.  Witnessing financial crises in 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2020.  The Federal Reserve as the problem not solution.  Overcoming job-induced suicidal depression.  Bitcoin as a living breathing thing.  The total addressable market of Bitcoin as $900 trillion usd.  The potential for a $2 million usd Bitcoin.  Math as the base layer of language.  His Bitcoin focused investing, and education project Looking Glass.  You can contact Greg on twitter @FossGregfoss If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:20:17
May 24, 2022
John Tiernan - Kids Bitcoin Club
BWJ 014: In this episode I speak with John Tiernan. We chat about: Creating "Bitcoin Club" as a high-school teacher.  Teaching urban gardening and beekeeping.  Playing Gaelic football in Ireland.  The urge to experience different things in life.  How a Max Keiser YouTube in 2013 resonated.  International money transfer in 2005 Guatemala to Ireland.  Bitcoin as a foundation for life.  Discovering austrian economics.  The benefits for regenerative agriculture.  Taking back ownership of one's life.  You can contact John at proofofworkhoney@gmail.com If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
59:51
May 20, 2022
Christopher Bendikson - Utilising Scientific Insights
BWJ 013: In this episode I speak with Christopher Bendikson. We chat about: His role as Bitcoin research lead at Coin Shares.  The Bitcoin Rabbit Hole being endless.  A lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths.  Growing up near the artic circle, studying in the US, and Barcelona.  His personal viewpoint of the 08/09 global financial crisis.  Thermodynamics in Bitcoin.  How random experiences combine to enable an understanding of Bitcoin.  Proof-of-work misconceptions.  Bitcoin as a timechain.  Sovereign countries adopting Bitcoin as legal tender.  You can contact Christopher on twitter @C_Bendikson If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:27:52
May 16, 2022
Eric Yakes - Future Financial Services
BWJ 012: In this episode I speak with Eric Yakes. We chat about: Writing his book "The 7th Property".  Being a it of a "shithead" as a kid.  The life-changing lesson his coach gave.  Getting into private equity.  Bitcoin through the lens of a finance professional.  Respecting bosses that are wiling to challenge him.  Wanting to make jokes and laugh in life.  The future of media.  The potential for asset managers atop Bitcoin.  Building companies to enable self-sovereignty.  You can contact Eric on twitter @ericyakes If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:21:09
May 13, 2022
Michael Little - Building Atop Bitcoin
BWJ 011: In this episode I speak with Michael Little. We chat about: Building Volt Pay on Bitcoin.  Point of sale lightning payments.  Being a bit of a nerd.  Taking a skeptical world view.  Thinking 24/7 about Bitcoin.  The problem we face transacting.  The beauty of instant settlement.  Stopping the consumer mindset.  Dealing with depression.  What success looks like.  You can contact Michael on twitter @talej If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
56:47
May 09, 2022
BTC Sessions - Never Been Happier
BWJ 010: In this episode I speak with BTC Sessions. We chat about: Founding a successful YouTube channel.  Being a closet boy band fan.  Caring less about the opinion of others.  The enjoyment of travel.  Becoming a teacher.  Learning to tailor teachings to the audience.  The lack of quality Bitcoin content in 2013.  Creating Bitcoin video tutorials.  Ability to think to the future.  The cohesive message in Bitcoin vs Crypto.  You can contact Ben twitter @BTCsessions If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake  +++  Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:04:41
May 06, 2022
Katie The Russian - Understanding Jurisdictional Arbitrage
BWJ 009: In this episode I speak with Katie Ananina. We chat about: Life as a Russian teenager.  Her passion for sport.  Making the top 20 world ranking in sailing.  Adjusting to life in the US.  Problems faced when travelling as a Russian.  The power of flag theory.  Jumping into Bitcoin.  Reasons for a second passport.  The importance of prepping.  You can contact Katie on twitter @katietherussian If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
55:04
May 02, 2022
Dennis Porter - Re-defining Political Power
BWJ 008: In this episode I speak with Dennis Porter. We chat about: Growing up in a religious family.  Becoming a political activist.  How money is corrupting.  Overcoming poor health.  Moral, economic, and social impact. Bitcoin's lack of interest in your motives.  Political campaign management.  Productive vs political class.  How Bitcoin in politics is evolving.  The power to augment vs anarchy.  You can contact Dennis on twitter @dennis_porter_ If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Support the show: Fountain here. (stream sats direct) +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Fountain here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:22:24
April 29, 2022
Lord Fusitu'a - Empowering Tongan People
BWJ 007: In this episode I speak with Lord Fusitu'a. We chat about: The history of Tonga and his family.  Why he was inspired to become a lawyer.  Overcoming bullying at school.  Service to the people of Tonga.  Importance of the remittance market.  How Bitcoin use increases GDP.  Empowering the unbanked.  Impact of saving for the first time.  Standard of living improvement potential.  Bitcoin mining on volcano's.  You can contact Lord Fusitu'a on all social media @lordfusitua If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you, Best, Jake +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:30:50
April 26, 2022
James Lavish: Institutional Investor Insights
BWJ 006: In this episode I speak with James Lavish, an institutional investor for the last 25 years, we chat about: Career ending injury in elite sport.  Quality education as a career foundation.  The instinct to "bounce back".  His son's influence to look at crypto.  Bitcoin as insurance against fiat currency collapse.  The difficulty asset allocators and institutional investors have to buy Bitcoin.  The total addressable market for Bitcoin.  Risk and reward.  Probability based investment.  How Bitcoin is a credit default swop on all out fiat collapse.  You can contact James on twitter @jameslavish. If you enjoyed this episode please share this with your friends and family! Thank you , Best, Jake  +++ Full episode library: Amazon here. Google here. Itunes here. Spotify here. +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:09:51
April 23, 2022
Danny Brewster - Against All Odds
BWJ 005: In this episode I speak with Danny Brewster. We chat about: First coming across Bitcoin in 2011.  Being an employee of a retail bank.  Seeing entrepreneurial opportunities.  The Cypriot bail-in of 2013.  Overcoming criminal accusations.  Self-taught coding.  The genesis of Fast Bitcoins and Freehold Capital.  Aiming to build the "worlds local Bitcoin company".  Life in the Isle of Man.  Having a love-hate relationship with his business.  If you would like to contact Danny reach out on twitter @BtcDanny Please share this with your friends and family! Thank you Best Jake +++ Full episode library: Amazon here.  Google here.  Itunes here.  Spotify here.  +++ Get in touch: Twitter: @bitcoinwithjake Twitter: @jakeeswoodhouse
01:33:17
April 19, 2022
Richard James - Bitcoin Film Creation
BWJ 004: In this episode I speak with Richard James. We chat about: Being a travel tour operator.  The urge to be your own boss.  How heavily covid-19 impacted tourism.  Pivoting your business.  Adopting the Bitcoin Standard as an entrepreneur.  The influence of his Dad.  Learning about Austrian Economics.  Searching for inspiration.  The creation of his 3 Bitcoin films.  Recognising when you need a rest.  If you would like to contact Richard reach out on twitter @rjames_BTC Please share this with your friends and family! Thank you Best Jake
01:27:11
April 14, 2022
Nathan Smith - Investment Banker To Bitcoiner
BWJ 003: For this episode I had a great conversation with Nathan Smith. We chat about: Fast Bitcoins and Freehold.Capital Growing up in Country Victoria Civil Engineering and Law at University Life at Macquarie Bank Risk analysis and mitigation Fall out from the 08/09 financial crisis Attractiveness of asymmetrical bets Importance of Bitcoin self-custody Potential for multi-sig Beauty of Austrian Economics If you would like to contact Nathan reach out on twitter @aurumbtc Please share this with friends and family if you enjoyed it! Thank you Best Jake
58:39
April 11, 2022
Daz Bea - Grassroots Financial Education
BWJ 002: In this episode I was joined by Daz Bea. We chat about: Being a "sparky".  Never having enough time.  Earning extra as a musician.  Learning about value investing.  Discovering Bitcoin.  Feeling more relaxed with life.  Embracing research.  Wanting to build a better world.  The connection between Bitcoin and electricity.  Importance of grassroots education with Looking Glass Education.  If you want to learn more about Daz's work you can follow him on Twitter @dazbea1 Lastly, if you enjoyed this conversation, please share with your friends and family Thank you Best Jake
01:16:44
April 08, 2022
Knut Svanholm - Writing About Bitcoin
BWJ 001: Knut joins me to talk through his journey to Bitcoin. We chat about: Writing as a tool for personal clarity. The importance of being adventurous and inquisitive. The potential for Bitcoin to usurp modern warfare. How adopting Bitcoin is actually relaxing. The impact of low time preference thinking on the environment. Bitcoin as element zero. If you want to learn more from Knut follow him on Twitter @knutsvanholm Whilst lastly, if you liked the show, please share it with your friends and family Thank you Best, Jake
01:38:05
April 04, 2022