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By Collin
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PSA: Casa Node Security Discussion
A quick and impromptu discussion with JW Weatherman surrounding some of the recently raised security concerns with the Casa Bitcoin and Lightning Node. JW's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter
29:45
October 14, 2019
Bitcoin Lives with Gigi BEC031
Gigi is back for round 2 on the BEC, episode 31. Things got a little existential. Gigi's Twitter 21 Lessons Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:25:58
October 13, 2019
For Liberty with Zane Pocock BEC030
Was joined today by my friend Zane to talk about Bitcoin and liberty and politics. We got into the opportunity cost of money, cognitive dissonance and the state of liberty as a first principle in politics. Great conversation, don't miss it! Zane's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:07:55
October 5, 2019
The Life Boat with Bitcoin Lawyer (part 2) BEC029
Bitcoin Lawyer is back for part 2, this time to talk about global macro and Bitcoin. You don't want to miss this conversation, I think it's one of the best BEC episodes yet. Bitcoin Lawyer's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:16:35
September 21, 2019
Freedom in Sovereignty with Aviv Milner BEC028
I was joined this week by Aviv Milner to chat about his wild 3 year journey through a wide variety of Bitcoin experiences. We discussed scalability, liquidity, and fungiblity and got into the importance of tools that preserve freedom in a world of ever encroaching despotism.  Aviv's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:18:13
September 14, 2019
Bitcoin Law with Bitcoin Lawyer BEC027
I had the unique opportunity to speak with Bitcoin Lawyer this past week, who just so happens to be an avid Bitcoiner/libertarian and a practicing lawyer. Lot's of interesting conversation was had, including whether or not your seemingly bullet proof boating accident would hold up in court. Bitcoin Lawyer's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:05:42
September 6, 2019
Austrian Speculation with JW Weatherman BEC026
It's time for the long awaited episode 26 of the BEC. The return of JW weatherman for his 3rd appearance on BEC, after popular demand. Today JW and I talk about Austrian speculation and how investing in a fiat society has warped our understanding of what makes economies tick. This is why we Bitcoin. JW's Twitter Mathbot Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:02:57
August 31, 2019
Hashing out: 1971 (Episode 1)
This is the first episode of a new experiment for a show with my friend Ben Prentice, where we get together and hash out ideas on topics we find interesting. Today's topic is 1971...wtf happened in 1971? Let us know what you think and maybe this we become a new recurring series.  WTF happened in 1971? Join the discussion (BEC Discord) Ben's Twitter Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:05:18
July 28, 2019
Global Money with Vijay Boyapati BEC025
Author of the renowned Bullish Case for Bitcoin joined me this week for a fun talk about Bitcoin and its potential role as global money. Loved this chat and I think you will too.   Vijay's Twitter The Bullish Case for Bitcoin Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD) Bitcoin crash course Bitcoin Only Resources Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
54:44
July 12, 2019
Bitcoin Meta with Stephan Livera BEC024
Got fellow Austrian economics and Bitcoin podcaster Stephan Livera on the show this week. We went over how some of the educational meta of the Bitcoin space has changed in the last couple years, for the better. Be sure to check out Stephan's fantastic podcast.  Stephan's Podcast Stephan's Twitter   Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)  Bitcoin crash course Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:08:27
July 7, 2019
Checkmate with Ben Prentice BEC023
Dropping early this week to make up for last weeks late showing. The critically acclaimed Ben Prentice is back for another round on the BEC. This time Ben and I examine the macroeconomic landscape through the eyes of a nation-state and try to answer the question...what is the next move? Make sure to follow Ben on twitter.  How the Economic Machine Works Ben's Twitter   Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin crash course Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:03:36
June 28, 2019
Paradigm Shift with Gigi BEC022
A day late is better than never right? Gigi, author of the "21 lessons I Learned from Bitcoin" joined today for a fun chat about the paradigm shifts happening around Bitcoin and its second order effects on a number of topics. Real fun conversation. Check out 21 Lessons Gigi's Twitter   Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:11:26
June 24, 2019
Lightning Rod with Ben Carman BEC021
Episode 21 of the BEC is live. Joined this week by Ben Carman who's developing Lightning Rod which allow users to run a lightning node without needing a bitcoin full node. Check out Ben's project on Github! Lightning Rod Ben's Twitter    Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
56:30
June 16, 2019
Dollar Cost Average with BTCDCA BEC020
Episode 20 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber is the science behind the stacking sats meme. Brian joins me to give his take on Dollar Cost Averaging Bitcoin and how it can be a useful tool for anyone looking to get started. Be sure to check out his medium posts on the topic.  Brian's Article Brian's Twitter  Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:09:14
June 9, 2019
Ride the Lightning with Sauby BEC019
Back in the saddle for episode 19. This week Ride the Lightning dev Sauby joins me for a talk on lightning user experience as we compare and contrast some of the RTL design decisions with other products in the space. Lot's of great lightning info.  Sauby's twitter RTL Github   Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:04:48
June 2, 2019
Nodl Node with Askuwheteau and Ketominer BEC018
Episode 18 is here and its all about the Nodl Node. I brought Askuwheteau and Ketominer on the show to share with me their grand vision behind nodl...why they've made certain design decisions and what we can expect to see from them in the future. A great listen for anyone on the fence about which hardware node they should get. Check Out Nodl Here Nodl's Twitter Askuwheteau's Twitter Ketominer's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:00:50
May 18, 2019
Bitcoin Spectrum with Ben Prentice BEC014
Today I'm joined by my friend Ben for Episode 14. We talk about the Bitcoin Spectrum put out by Unchained Capital and cover all of the major pillars that are required to get a solid grasp of why Bitcoin is so important. This is a complex topic, but we did our best to cover all the bases in a single episode. The Bitcoin Spectrum Infographic Ben's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:08:33
May 14, 2019
No Intrinsic Value with Conner Brown BEC017
Episode 17 I'm joined by @_ConnerBrown_ to discuss his new piece "Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and that's great". Conner has some excellent insights on Bitcoin as money and why its lack of an underlying commodity is a good thing for efficient utilization of resources and how it enhances the monetary aspects of a digital currency. Don't miss this one guys! Read Conner's piece here Conner's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:08:27
May 12, 2019
Bitcoin in India with Rehan Qureshi BEC016
Episode 16 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber is a unique episode... a little bit different than what I normally do, my friend Rehan, who lives in India, joined me to discuss Bitcoin and some of the issues he and his peers have faced with trying to bring about adoption in his country. Disclaimer: The audio for this episode is a bit distorted and can be difficult to hear at certain points (the first 15 minutes being the worst). There is a google doc with a full transcription of the episode below for your viewing pleasure. Every episode after this, I will ensure has better audio quality. Thanks. Transcription  Rehan's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
57:28
May 5, 2019
Decentralize or Die with Matt Odell BEC015
Had a chat with Matt Odell this week and did a sort of post mortem retrospective of Segwit2x and all of the implications it carried with it. This episode should be a great primer for sorting out the subtle nuances in technical design and network security between Bitcoin and the host of other inferior products in the cryptocurrency space. Matt is also a co host of Tales from the Crypt, Rabbit Hole recap, which you may or may not remember Marty Bent (the other co-host for RHR) who joined us in BEC002. You don't want to miss their weekly Bitcoin news coverage! Matt's twitter Final Message (Deadman's Switch) Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Bitcoin-Only Resources  Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:04:12
April 28, 2019
Lightning Architecture with Alex Bosworth BEC013
Today I had the opportunity to talk with the lightning infrastructure lead for Lightning Labs, the folks who have brought us LND. Alex is a deep well of knowledge and was kind enough to answer a slew of questions I put together with some help from community on all things lightning network. This episode is a must listen for the budding young lightning padawan. Alex's Twitter Lightning Loop Github Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter  Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com  Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit 
1:02:36
April 13, 2019
Bitcoin Journalism with Kyle Torpey BEC012
I'm joined this episode with Kyle Torpey a freelance writer for Forbes and Bitcoin Magazine  who has become a notorious diamond in the rough for Bitcoin thought pieces and news coverage. I pick Kyle's brain about the state of "crypto journalism", how to break into the space, and some of his personal thoughts on Bitcoin and events that have transpired since he started writing in 2014. This episode has lots of great little tidbits. Kyle's Twitter Crypto Retreat Twitter Kyle's Work   Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:04:54
April 7, 2019
Private Property with JW Weatherman BEC011
The infamous JW Weatherman returns to the Bitcoin Echo Chamber to discuss Egalitarian ideals and how they are the antithesis to Bitcoin, private property, and free markets. This episode is definitely a Do Not Miss! JW's Twitter Mathbot 10 Hours of Bitcoin Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit 
1:16:39
March 31, 2019
Nakamoto Institute with Michael Goldstein BEC010
Michael Goldstein (AKA Bitstein) cohost of the Noded Podcast and founder/president of the Nakamoto institute chats with me about his early forrays into understanding Bitcoin through the lens of an austrian libertarian thinker. We also hit on crypto anarchy, the illiquidity of altcoins, and whether or not governments will continue to allow Bitcoin to exist. The Nakamoto Institute The Noded Podcast Bit Block Boom (use Promo Code "SNI") Michael's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Check us out Bitcoin Echo Chamber Don't forget to subscribe to the show! Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit  
1:18:46
March 24, 2019
Free Markets with Rollo Mcfloogle BEC009
Episode 9 of the Bitcoin Echo Chamber...Today I'm joined by my friend Rollo Mcfloogle to talk about free markets, libertarian ideals and how the state often works to suppress the free tade. We get into Rollo's experience with Bitcoin in some Libertarian circles and talk about what the world will look like in a post Bitcoin world. 10hoursofbitcoin Rollo's Podcast  Rollo's twitter Liberty mugs Mathbot Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Check us out Bitcoin Echo Chamber Don't forget to subscribe to the show! Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit   
1:01:46
March 17, 2019
Privacy Matters with Max Hillebrand BEC008
I got together with Max Hillebrand from the World Crypto Network to pick his brain on privacy and Bitcoin. We talk in depth about Wasabi wallet, how it works, why you should use it, and how important privacy is in our increasingly digital world. Max's Twitter World Crypto Network Wasabi Wallet Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter Check us out Bitcoin Echo Chamber Don't forget to subscribe to the show! Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit  
59:47
March 10, 2019
Retirement Accounts with Jeff Vandrew BEC007
Get all the info you need to know about how to tax protect your Bitcoins in a retirement account without giving up the custody of your private keys to a third party. CPA and software developer Jeff Vandrew and I talk about Bitcoin retirement, taxes, and his software projects surrounding Bitcoin. Jeff's Retirement LLC   Librepatron Jeff's Twitter  Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
51:25
March 3, 2019
Lightning Games with Lightning Koala BEC006
 Lightning Koala, who quickly rose to a place of prominence in the Bitcoin community after creating the application Satoshi's Place, and now Lightning Chess, joins me to discuss what it's like to develop applications on top of Bitcoin's second layer. We talk about some of the challenges facing lightning development, Koala Studio's role moving forward, and where we expect to see the industry head over the next decade. Check out Koala Studios Lightning Koala's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:04:31
February 25, 2019
Bitcoin Lambos with Peter Saddington BEC005
My good friend Peter and I talk about Bitcoin Lambos and the many, many products Peter has built in the Bitcoin space. Peter's current project Yen.io is a social exchange where he is working hard to connect APIs of various exchanges in one location as a meta exchange experience. Check out Yen The Bitcoin Pub Peter's Twitter Bitcoin Echo Chamber Collin's Twitter   Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
54:07
February 19, 2019
Free Speech Money with Andrew Torba BEC004
Check out today's interview with Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba. Andrew tells us about his companies experiences of censorship while trying to bring a renewed presence of free speech to the internet. Andrew also shares his thoughts on Bitcoin as free speech money and his views on the cryptocurrency looking forward. This is the third and final remastered episode for the Bitcoin Echo Chamber. This interview previously aired on Decentralized TV in January. From here on out, every episode will be new content made exclusively for The Bitcoin Echo Chamber podcast and released here first. Gab Gab's Twitter Check out our website  Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Collin's Twitter    Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit 
49:23
February 15, 2019
Building on Bitcoin with Justin Moon BEC003
Former Fintech turned Bitcoin developer Justin Moon joins me to talk about his journey through Bitcoin and give us the run down on BUIDL bootcamp. BUIDL bootcamp is Justin's self-built and constantly evolving coding bootcamp where he teaches you everything you need to program with Bitcoin. You can find out more about his coding course here BUIDL Bootcamp Justin's Twitter Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)     Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit 
57:00
February 12, 2019
The Rabbit Hole With Marty Bent BEC002
Join Marty Bent and I as we get into the dark world of finance and Bitcoin's place in a world of fake money. Marty is a co-host of the tales from the crypt podcast and also runs the Marty Bent newsletter. You can find an archive of his newsletter and sign up for distribution here. Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Make sure and subscribe to The Bitcoin Echo Chamber and don't forget to check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit 
1:14:32
February 5, 2019
Cypherpunk History with JW Weatherman BEC001
This is the first official episode of TBEC. Recorded a couple months ago, JW speaks his mind about Bitcoin and the many scams in the cryptocurrency space trying to take Bitcoin's spotlight. We also delve into the history of the cypherpunk movement and some of the character that helped contribute to what Bitcoin and privacy looks like today. JW's Twitter Mathbot TBEC Join the Discussion (BEC DISCORD)   Don't forget to subscribe and check us out at bitcoinechochamber.com Theme Music Credit BEC Logo Credit
1:08:14
February 2, 2019
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