Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Further Discussion: Gigi

An episode of Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

By John Vallis
Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest.

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Further Discussion: Guy Swann
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind 'The Cryptoconomy' podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all recognize the importance of expanding our view of this revolutionary technology, Guy makes this process super easy, by taking the best written content in the space and turning it into an audio format. He's excellent at what he does, an his podcast has been a huge 'time hack' for me personally. Guy also conducts interviews and publishes his solo rants, which are incredibly informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable. He's a gem in the space in my opinion, and so I thought it might be fun to have a chat. Enjoy! More from Guy: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy WEBSITE: http://thecryptoconomy.com/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:17
September 16, 2019
Guy Swann: The Audible of Bitcoin
Guy Swann is an OG bitcoiner and the creator, host, and captivating voice behind 'The Cryptoconomy' podcast. With so many great bitcoin-related articles and other written content coming out these days, it can be diificult to keep up. However, we all recognize the importance of expanding our view of this revolutionary technology, Guy makes this process super easy, by taking the best written content in the space and turning it into an audio format. He's excellent at what he does, an his podcast has been a huge 'time hack' for me personally. Guy also conducts interviews and publishes his solo rants, which are incredibly informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable. He's a gem in the space in my opinion, and so I thought it might be fun to have a chat. Enjoy! More from Guy: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy WEBSITE: http://thecryptoconomy.com/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
35:55
September 16, 2019
Further Discussion: Aleks Svetski
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of amber, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a vocal supporter and educator of bitcoin in Australia through his writing, speaking and podcasting. Aleks has a no-nonsense approach to bitcoin and doesn't mince words when it comes to explaining how important this technology is and why it's important to be involved. Naturally, I was interested in speaking with such a person:) Enjoy! -- More from Aleks: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski WEBSITE: https://getamber.io/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:17:48
September 12, 2019
Aleks Svetski: Don't Invest in Bitcoin, 'Collect' Bitcoin
Aleks is the Co-Founder and CEO of getamber.io, a bitcoin wallet/exchange that allows you to automate bitcoin purchases over time (dollar-cost averaging) and avoid making investment decisions (Read: mistakes!) based on market movements. Aleks is also a vocal supporter and educator of bitcoin in Australia through his writing, speaking and podcasting. Aleks has a no-nonsense approach to bitcoin and doesn't mince words when it comes to explaining how important this technology is and why it's important to be involved. Naturally, I was interested in speaking with such a person:) Enjoy! -- More from Aleks: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski WEBSITE: https://getamber.io/ More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
24:17
September 12, 2019
Further Discussion: Marty Bent
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter 'Marty's Bent', as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, 'Tales from the Crypt'. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of bitcoin and down-to-earth style of communication. Enjoy! More from Marty: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MartyBent WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:05:22
September 10, 2019
Marty Bent: Tales from the Crypt
Marty is the author of the daily newsletter 'Marty's Bent', as well as the host of the popular bitcoin podcast, 'Tales from the Crypt'. Through these two publications, Marty has garnered a large and loyal audience who value his deep understanding of bitcoin and down-to-earth style of communication. Enjoy! More from Marty: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MartyBent WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
34:12
September 10, 2019
Further Discussion: Gigi
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn't go so well, lol. It's worst at the beginning.** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked him out a little bit further. I then came across two great resources which he has put together: 21lessons.com and bitcoin-resources.com. In the first, Gigi grafts his own journey learning about bitcoin, onto the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in an informative and entertaining way, available in both written and audio format. It's a very convenient way to get caught up on bitcoin. In the second, he provides a collection of great content for those who want to dive deeper, it too is a great resource full of useful information. No particular angle in this chat, just thought it might be fun to connect and geek-out about bitcoin for a while. We touched on some of the important narratives around bitcoin, and how more are emerging all of the time, drawing ever-more diverse people into the space. Of course, we got a little cosmic too, because, well, it's fun:) Enjoy! More from Gigi: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dergigi WEBSITES: https://21lessons.com/ , https://bitcoin-resources.com/ , https://dergigi.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:14
September 4, 2019
Gigi: Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole
**Apologies for the audio on this one, new set-up didn't go so well, lol. It's worst at the beginning** Gigi is another guest which I first came accross on Twitter. I thought he was putting out some well-articulated and insightful tweets, so I checked him out a little bit further. I then came across two great resources which he has put together: 21lessons.com and bitcoin-resources.com. In the first, Gigi grafts his own journey learning about bitcoin, onto the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in an informative and entertaining way, available in both written and audio format. It's a very convenient way to get caught up on bitcoin. In the second, he provides a collection of great content for those who want to dive deeper, it too is a great resource full of useful information. No particular angle in this chat, just thought it might be fun to connect and geek-out about bitcoin for a while. We touched on some of the important narratives around bitcoin, and how more are emerging all of the time, drawing ever-more diverse people into the space.  Of course, we got a little cosmic too, because, well, it's fun:) Enjoy! More from Gigi: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dergigi WEBSITES: https://21lessons.com/ , https://bitcoin-resources.com/ , https://dergigi.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
23:57
September 4, 2019
Dictation: Bitcoin & Fire - Forces of Nature
I was wroking on my computer the other day and somehow started thinking about the similarities between the emergence of fire, and the emergence of bitcoin. I started writing and later that day published it to Medium. I then thought, why restrict it to only the written/readable realm?  So I recorded a reading of it, and published it here:) I enjoy experimenting with the opoorunities that the new media/publishing landscape enables. If you like it, or have any other ideas for me to try out, feel free to hit me up and let me know!  Enjoy!  - More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
08:29
September 2, 2019
Further Discussion: Matt Odell
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his 'Rabbit Hole Recap' episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin community and by many people who are trying to learn more about this revolutionary technology. It was awesome to have the chance to speak with someone who is so knowledgeable and who is contributing so much to the development of the space in general. Enjoy Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/matt_odell PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt PODCAST WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ BIZ WEBSITE: https://finalmessage.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:13:26
August 31, 2019
Matt Odell: Stay Humble, Stack Sats
Matt is considered an OG in the Bitcoin space. His informed, no-nonsense style of sharing his learning process on Twitter and through his 'Rabbit Hole Recap' episodes on the Tales from the Crypt podcast, has been very well-received by the Bitcoin community and by many people who are trying to learn more about this revolutionary technology. It was awesome to have the chance to speak with someone who is so knowledgeable and who is contributing so much to the development of the space in general. Enjoy! Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/matt_odell PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt PODCAST WEBSITE: https://tftc.io/ BIZ WEBSITE: https://finalmessage.io/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
10:22
August 31, 2019
From the Archive: Bobby Lee (2015)
I thought it would be fun to publish some of the bitcoin interviews I conducted prior to launching the new podcast. This was my very first one, done with Bobby Lee in Shanghai in the fall of 2015. At the time Bobby was the CEO and Co-Founder of BTC China (now BTCC), a prominent bitcoin exchange based in China. This is a great episode for beginngers, as it really digs into the basics of what makes bitcoin special. However, it may also be cool for people at any stage in their bitcoin journey to listen in on what the conversation around bitcoin was like when it was at just $250. Enjoy! More from Bobby: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bobbyclee NEW PROJECT: https://twitter.com/BalletCrypto More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:26:31
August 30, 2019
Further Discussion: Alex Adelman, lolli
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve required to get involved, and this has slowed adoption. What if you could tell people that all they had to do to start playing with (read: accumulating) bitcoin was to install a browser extension, and shop online as they already do? Nothing to read. No money to loose. Just spend regularly, and earn bitcoin back. Game = Changed. I'm extremely confident that lolli will be a huge catalyst for the more rapid adoption of bitcoin, and as such, I thought it would be awesome to speak with the CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Adelman. Alex is a very open and genuine guy, and clearly passionate about his company and contribution to the bitcoin ecosystem. It was my pleasure to get the chance to speak with him. Remember, the 'Rapid-Fire' episodes are where I ask guests a series of standard questions around bitcoin, money and some other fun stuff. The 'Further Discussion' episodes are a chance to have an open conversation with them and go a little deeper on some of these super interesting topics. Enjoy! More from Alex/lolli: WEBSITE: https://www.lolli.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/trylolli TWITTER (ALEX): https://twitter.com/alexadelman More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
1:00:56
August 24, 2019
Alex Adelman, lolli: Get Free Bitcoin When You Shop!
In the bitcoin community, the subject of adoption is often discussed. How can we get more people to start learning about and interacting with bitcoin? Many people are hesitant to invest in such a volatile asset, and are intimidated by the learning curve required to get involved, and this has slowed adoption. What if you could tell people that all they had to do to start playing with (read: accumulating) bitcoin was to install a browser extension, and shop online as they already do? Nothing to read. No money to loose. Just spend regularly, and earn bitcoin back. Game = Changed. I'm extremely confident that lolli will be a huge catalyst for the more rapid adoption of bitcoin, and as such, I thought it would be awesome to speak with the CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Adelman.  Alex is a very open and genuine guy, and clearly passionate about his company and contribution to the bitcoin ecosystem. It was my pleasure to get the chance to speak with him. Remember, the 'Rapid-Fire' episodes are where I ask guests a series of standard questions around bitcoin, money and some other fun stuff. The 'Further Discussion' episodes are a chance to have an open conversation with them and go a little deeper on some of these super interesting topics. Enjoy! More from Alex/lolli: WEBSITE: https://www.lolli.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/trylolli  TWITTER (ALEX): https://twitter.com/alexadelman More from John: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
27:29
August 23, 2019
Further Discussion: Raoul Pal
Before the rapid-fire portion of our conversation, I asked Raoul to elaborate on a recent thread on Twitter in which he made his case that the probability was high that the world was on the precipice of a substantial recession. We also had a more general discussion about Bitcoin, how he's approaching it, and his thoughts on its Future. Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBH5VZE_Y4F3CMcPIzPEB5A LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raoul-pal-1b681b1/ More from John: Twitter: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA Facebook: http://bit.ly/30lRjUB Insta: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY YouTube: http://bit.ly/2TDeMy9 Medium: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex
57:24
August 16, 2019
Raoul Pal, Macro Investor: Global Markets on the Edge, the Bitcoin Hedge, and the 'Netflix of Finance'
Raoul Pal is a former hedge fund manager, the publisher of the Global Macro Investor (a macro-economic and investment strategy research service), and the co-founder and CEO of Real Vision, which he describes as the 'Netflix of Finance' (Long-form interviews with the top investment and financial people in the world). Prior to this interview, I had recently seen a thread Raoul made on twitter, in which he shared several charts which depicted an alarming state of affairs in the global financial system. I wanted to get Raoul on so I could pick his brain a bit about what he was seeing, how to 'play' this market, and what Bitcoin's role will be in this rapidly changing environment. Check him out: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBH5VZE_Y4F3CMcPIzPEB5A LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raoul-pal-1b681b1/ More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
25:13
August 15, 2019
Further Discussion: American Hodl
Prior to the rapid-fire segment, we spoke for about 90 minutes on a variety of subjects, and shared our respective stories on how we originally came to Bitcoin. As it turns out, they were EXACTLY the same. (Hint: It involves DMT). He has an amazing twitter account. Follow him, now: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/americanhodl4 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com / johnkvallis /  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
1:28:20
August 14, 2019
American Hodl: Bitcoin Twitter Gangster and Relentless Stacker of Sats
American Hodl is the pseudonym for a guy on 'Bitcoin Twitter' (people on twitter that pretty much only tweet about Bitcoin). I came across his tweets somehow, and just kinda liked how he got down, so I asked him if he wanted to record a chat. He agreed, so we did, and it was awesome. P.S. He's also the most relentless stacker of sats (translation: constant buyer of fractions of a bitcoin, known as 'Saotshi's' or 'sats') on Bitcoin twitter, and always boldly broadcasts his purchases. This may seem weird from an outside perspective, but I can assure you everyone in the community loves it, as do I. Follow him, now: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/americanhodl4 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com / johnkvallis /  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
22:44
August 14, 2019
Further Discussion: Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions)
After the 'rapid-fire' portion of the show, Ben and I had a short discussion about his work, how he got started and what it was like being a content creator / educator in the Bitcoin space. Check him out: WEBSITE: https://www.btcsessions.ca/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCsessions YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzLnWVsl3puKQwc5PoO6Zg?sub_confirmation=1 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
12:51
August 14, 2019
Ben Perrin (aka BTC Sessions): Bitcoin Educator
Via his popular YouTube Channel, Ben provides a ton of great information on many facets of Bitcoin, including best practices for buying and securing it, industry news and commentary, and some of the deeper philosophical considerations around Bitcoin. Check him out: WEBSITE: https://www.btcsessions.ca/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCsessions YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzLnWVsl3puKQwc5PoO6Zg?sub_confirmation=1 More from John: YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2MmkDHr TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johnkvallis  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johnkvallis/  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johnkvallis  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis
1:09:42
August 14, 2019
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