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By Matthew Mezinskis

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Show 143: Mark Yusko - Great Stories
Show 143: Mark Yusko - Great Stories
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the one hundred forty-third podcast episode from Crypto Voices. Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Matthew interviews Mark Yusko from Morgan Creek Capital and Morgan Creek Digital. Superb episode, topic-packed with Mark's stories and thoughts on FTX, SBF, Bernie Madoff, Kevin O'Leary, Sequoia Capital, Jamie Dimon, Davos, the Winkelvosses, and Peter Thiel. Mark shares his investment thesis and continuing views on Bitcoin and the internet of value, and closes with some very heartwarming and inspiring words and even a couple basketball analogies. Links for more info:  https://twitter.com/MarkYusko https://www.morgancreekcap.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Podcast & videos Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for watching! https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
01:04:43
January 31, 2023
#16 Silver more valuable than gold? Part 4
#16 Silver more valuable than gold? Part 4
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the sixteenth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:40 Gold-silver ratio: Prices 02:25 Gold-silver ratio: Ounces (mining) 05:15 Gold-silver ratio: Market capitalization 10:15 Exponential regression trendline (80% R-squared) 11:00 2-sigma moves down or up 15:30 Implications for the silver bugs? Here we look at three different gold-silver ratios over 520 years. The first is revisiting the gold-silver price ratio, the second is revisiting the gold-silver mining ratio, and the third is looking at the gold-silver capitalization ratio. Coefficients: y = a * EXP (b * x) y = y-intercept * EXP (slope * x) y = 0.8 * EXP (1.38% * x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
18:19
January 30, 2023
#15 Gold-silver ratios explained: Price vs. Mining. Part 3
#15 Gold-silver ratios explained: Price vs. Mining. Part 3
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the fifteenth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:25 Gold-silver ratio: Prices 09:55 Gold-silver ratio: Ounces (mining) 17:15 All-time average (mining ratio) 20:10 Implications for the silver bugs? Here we look at two different gold-silver ratios over 520 years. The first is revisiting the gold-silver price ratio, and the second is the gold-silver mining ratio. https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
25:31
January 27, 2023
#14 How much gold is there? Part 2
#14 How much gold is there? Part 2
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the fourteenth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:30 Gold mining history 06:18 Silver mining history 10:02 Log scale 10:55 Compound annual growth summary 13:35 Industrialization 19:09 Compound annual growth summary Here we look at the cumulative mining production across the entire world for both gold and silver since 1800. https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
19:50
January 26, 2023
#13 Silver to the moon? Gold-silver ratio: Part 1
#13 Silver to the moon? Gold-silver ratio: Part 1
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the thirteenth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:50 What is the gold-silver ratio? 03:50 Gresham's Law 05:20 Last thousand years of gold-silver ratio 05:40 Last 50 years of gold-silver ratio 14:50 Power regression trendline (51% R-squared) 16:25 One sigma (66th percentiles) 17:30 Two sigma (95th percentiles) 21:17 Predictive trend 22:05 What about the silver bugs? Here we run and explain a power trendline, with percentiles, over the last 50+ years of the gold-silver ratio; that is, the last 50+ years of the gold price divided by the silver price (per troy ounce). Coefficients: y = a * x ^ b y = y-intercept * x ^ slope y = 14.3 * x ^ 25% https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
25:33
January 25, 2023
#12 Exponential trend percentiles on silver price
#12 Exponential trend percentiles on silver price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the twelfth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:17 Silver briefly 04:10 Four basic trendlines 04:20 Exponential trendline on silver price (48% R-squared) 06:22 Hunt brothers 09:25 One sigma around trendline (66th percentile) 12:35 Two sigma around trendline (95th percentile) 20:30 What about the silver bulls? Here we run and explain an exponential trendline over the last 50+ years of silver price data, and run percentile bands (standard deviations) around the regression. Coefficients: y = a * EXP (b * x) y = y-intercept * EXP (slope * x) y = 3.55 * EXP (0.27% * x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
23:42
January 24, 2023
#11 Exponential trend percentiles on gold price
#11 Exponential trend percentiles on gold price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the eleventh video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 01:30 Gold fits exponential trendline (75% R-squared) 02:20 'Brown's Bottom' 04:15 Exponential regression trendline 05:30 Standard deviation basics 06:34 Exponential regression trendline 07:50 One sigma around trendline (66th percentile) 13:10 Two sigma around trendline (95th percentile) 15:30 Log scale 24:41 Gold price suppression? 26:31 Compound annual growth rate of gold price (7.7%) Here we run and explain an exponential trendline over the last 50+ years of gold price data, and run percentile bands (standard deviations) around the regression. Coefficients: y = a * EXP (b * x) y = y-intercept * EXP (slope * x) y = 133 * EXP (0.41% * x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
27:27
January 23, 2023
#10 Power trendline on bitcoin price
#10 Power trendline on bitcoin price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the tenth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:30 Four basic trendlines 00:58 Power regression formula 02:26 Diagram power trendline linear scale 03:17 Diagram power trendline log scale 05:25 Diagram power trendline log-log scale 07:50 Power regression trendline 09:53 Mean 12:15 R-squared (95%) 13:55 Predictive trend 16:44 Log scale 22:04 Log-log scale 25:45 Final summary of all four trends for bitcoin! Here we run and explain a power trendline over the last 13+ years of bitcoin price data. Coefficients: y = a * x ^ b y = y-intercept * x ^ slope y = 5.94E-18 * x ^ 591% https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
31:48
January 20, 2023
#9 Power trendline on gold price
#9 Power trendline on gold price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the ninth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:55 Four basic trendlines 01:17 Power regression formula 02:37 Diagram power trendline linear scale 04:01 Power regression trendline 06:24 Mean 08:49 R-squared (70%) 09:48 Predictive trend 11:20 Final summary of all four trends for gold! Here we run and explain a power trendline over the last 50+ years of gold price data. Coefficients: y = a * x ^ b y = y-intercept * x ^ slope y = 9.76 * x ^ 71% https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
18:34
January 19, 2023
#8 Exponential trendline on bitcoin price
#8 Exponential trendline on bitcoin price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the eighth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:20 Bitcoin briefly 01:17 Diagram exponential trendline linear scale 02:47 Diagram exponential trendline log scale 04:03 Exponential regression formula 06:40 Exponential regression trendline 09:16 Mean 10:27 R-squared (86%) 11:46 Predictive trend 16:00 Log scale Here we run and explain an exponential trendline over the last 13+ years of bitcoin price data. Coefficients: y = a * EXP (b * x) y = y-intercept * EXP (slope * x) y = 0.52 * EXP (0.25% * x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
21:18
January 18, 2023
#7 Exponential trendline on gold price
#7 Exponential trendline on gold price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the seventh video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:35 Four basic trendlines 01:02 Gold briefly 03:17 Exponential regression formula 05:27 Diagram exponential trendline linear scale 06:34 Exponential regression trendline 07:50 Mean 08:55 R-squared (75%) 11:57 Predictive trend 13:55 Log scale 15:03 Non-linear R-squared caution Here we run and explain an exponential trendline over the last 50+ years of gold price data. Coefficients: y = a * EXP (b * x) y = y-intercept * EXP (slope * x) y = 133 * EXP (0.41% * x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
17:03
January 18, 2023
#6 Logarithmic trendline on bitcoin price
#6 Logarithmic trendline on bitcoin price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the sixth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:39 Four basic trendlines 01:17 Diagram logarithmic trendline linear scale 01:43 Diagram logarithmic trendline log scale 03:17 Trolololo's logarithmic regression 06:50 Logarithmic regression formula 09:14 Logarithmic regression trendline 10:09 Mean 14:07 R-squared (34%) 15:40 Log scale 20:41 Predictive trend Here we run and explain a logarithmic trendline over the last 13+ years of bitcoin price data. Coefficients: y = a + b * ln(x) y = y-intercept + slope * ln(x) y = -103307 + 1434624% * ln(x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
23:12
January 16, 2023
#5 Logarithmic trendline on gold price
#5 Logarithmic trendline on gold price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the fifth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:20 Gold briefly 01:00 Diagram logarithmic trendline linear scale 02:25 Logarithmic regression formula 06:15 Logarithmic regression line 08:50 Mean 11:20 R-squared (41%) 13:55 Predictive trend Here we run and explain a logarithmic trendline over the last 50+ years of gold price data. Coefficients: y = a + b * ln(x) y = y-intercept + slope * ln(x) y = -1184 + 33639% * ln(x) https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
17:30
January 13, 2023
#4 Linear trendline on bitcoin price
#4 Linear trendline on bitcoin price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the fourth video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:20 Bitcoin brief history 07:00 Linear regression formula 07:48 Diagram linear trendline linear scale 08:27 Diagram linear trendline log scale 10:55 Linear regression line 13:40 Mean 18:00 R-squared (50%) 19:37 Predictive trend Here we run and explain a linear trendline over the last 13+ years of bitcoin price data. Coefficients: y = a + b * x y = y-intercept + slope * x y = -13016 + 765% * x https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
23:34
January 12, 2023
#3 Linear trendline on gold price
#3 Linear trendline on gold price
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the third video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:15 Typical linear trendline 05:15 Four basic types of trendlines 05:50 Predictive nature of trendlines 12:03 Linear regression line 16:30 Mean 19:50 R-squared (70%) 21:47 Predictive trend Here we run and explain a linear trendline over the last 50+ years of gold price data. Coefficients: y = a + b * x y = y-intercept + slope * x y = -100 + 240% * x https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
23:44
January 11, 2023
#2 How fast do dollars grow? Part 2
#2 How fast do dollars grow? Part 2
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the second video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:40 Supply and demand 03:59 Compound annual growth rates 10:28 Doubling time 17:05 Right axis time 20:57 Do you need other datasets? 25:17 How to verify the trend is exponential? Here we cover how much physical cash and coin - these things we call dollars - exist around the world.  This covers a 105 year period, from a time when the dollar was redeemable and convertible into gold, until today, when it is not. Also, how do you think Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are going to play into this situation?  Why is physical cash still growing so quickly, if it is not "that important" today? https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
27:48
January 10, 2023
#1 How many dollars are there? Part 1
#1 How many dollars are there? Part 1
Check out show sponsor Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ Donations to Porkopolis Economics via BTCPay appreciated: https://donations.porkopolis.io/ This is the first video installment from Porkopolis Economics, covering macro and money, from the creator of the Crypto Voices podcast. Contents 00:00 Intro 00:47 Dollar-gold background 05:40 Federal Reserve opened doors in 1914 13:34 Post-WWII period (Bretton Woods) 18:45 Great Moderation 22:48 Bitcoin era 25:00 What is the deal with CBDCs? Here we cover how much physical cash and coin - these things we call dollars - exist around the world.  This covers a 105 year period, from a time when the dollar was redeemable and convertible into gold, until today, when it is not. Also, how do you think Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are going to play into this situation?  Why is physical cash still growing so quickly, if it is not "that important" today? https://porkopolis.io https://twitter.com/crypto_voices Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
26:36
January 09, 2023
Show 142: Paul Sztorc - Layer 2 Labs
Show 142: Paul Sztorc - Layer 2 Labs
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Paul Sztorc, founder of Drivechain, Bitcoin Hivemind (Truthcoin), and most recently Layer 2 Labs. Paul gives an overview on Layer 2 Labs and what his team is trying to accomplish with their recent $3 million raise. Most know his efforts for years in implementing Drivechain (BIP 300) on Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Hivemind as a sidechain on top of that. He is interested in implementing many other sidechains to Bitcoin as well. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/Truthcoin https://layer2labs.com/ https://www.drivechain.info/ https://bitcoinhivemind.com/ https://www.truthcoin.info/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
02:23:48
December 30, 2022
Show 141: George Selgin - Repos, Reserves, Cash, and CBDCs
Show 141: George Selgin - Repos, Reserves, Cash, and CBDCs
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews George Selgin, monetary economist and historian. George gives a look-back at the repo meltdown in September 2019, as well as a deeper overview on the mechanics of the repo market. This has become more important in recent years, compared to the market for bank reserves ("Federal Funds" in US Fedspeak). Why? He goes back to his favorite hobby horse (his term) which is the interest paid on those reserves by the central bank, an anomaly that never occurred before 2008, and how that has affected the entire structure of the system, from the size of the balance sheet, to the broader money markets, including the repo and Treasury markets. George gives some latest thoughts on the growth of physical currency and the monetary base, and provides warning on the importance of such, due to the effects of interest on those bank reserves (the other part of the monetary base, along with physical currency). We finish with some thoughts on CBDCs, and though we didn't have time to incorporate Bitcoin, we certainly will do so next time! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/GeorgeSelgin https://www.cato.org/center-monetary-financial-alternatives https://www.alt-m.org/author/selgin/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
01:04:13
December 13, 2022
Show 140: Jason Stone - Celsius, FTX
Show 140: Jason Stone - Celsius, FTX
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Jason Stone, former head of Celsius DeFi division, whistle blower, and venture capitalist. Jason details how he got into crypto investing, the time he spent at Celsius, and how he is dealing with the aftermath (as an ex-contractor who is still owed funds). He also shares some thoughts on the FTX scandal in light of his relationships in the market. Be safe out there, do not invest more than you can afford to lose. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/0x_b1 Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment or financial advice in any way.
58:60
December 08, 2022
Show 139: Itai Galmor - BrandShield
Show 139: Itai Galmor - BrandShield
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Itai Galmor, Chief Revenue Officer at BrandShield. We cover a variety of threats, scams, and cyber attacks lurking in the digital world today. Itai explains how companies like BrandShield can help you minimize and navigate the pitfalls. This interview with Itai adds some interesting perspective on how the battle against scams online is constant, and long with history, but there are concrete and helpful steps you can take everyday. Be careful out there. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/BrandShieldltd https://www.brandshield.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
56:32
November 11, 2022
Show 138: Stephan Kinsella - On Ukraine, and Liberalism
Show 138: Stephan Kinsella - On Ukraine, and Liberalism
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Stephan Kinsella, lawyer and author, and anti-IP advocate. Stephan covers a lot of ground on how to increase liberalism and reduce war, through the lens of the unjust and terrible war being waged by Russia in Ukraine. Though there are a variety of views on NATO, nukes, and strategies for minimizing this and all state wars, the focus on this show is to philosophize and center our arguments on freedom and liberalism and private property, with the important caveat that we live in 2022, not in an anarcho-capitalistic world. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/NSKinsella https://www.stephankinsella.com/ https://propertyandfreedom.org/2022/10/hoppe-on-germany-east-and-west-russia-ukraine-and-us-nato-pfs-2022/ https://www.samharris.org/podcasts/making-sense-episodes/301-the-politics-of-unreality-ukraine-and-nuclear-risk https://mises.org/library/immigration-reply-hoppe Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:09:47
November 04, 2022
Show 137: Michael Jones - Cryptoeconomics Lab
Show 137: Michael Jones - Cryptoeconomics Lab
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Michael Jones, founder and director of the Cryptoeconomics Lab at the University of Cincinnati. The Cryptoeconomics Lab is part of the new Digital Futures hub at the University of Cincinnati; a fairly unique, inter-disciplinary educational and research center for students covering all things digital. The Digital Age is generally here yet much still to come. There will be a role for non-profit, research-based institutions to review, survey, and solve problems and products surrounding it. Michael discusses a lot of these opportunities, from ethics to economics to gaming, and how Bitcoin and crypto plays into it. We discuss all the things students are going to be exposed to in the new lab, from Bitcoin to Ethereum, from hardware to smart contracts. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/joneseconomics https://ucdigitalfutures.com/cryptoeconomics-lab/ https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/09/uc-celebrates-digital-futures-grand-opening.html Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
49:19
October 19, 2022
Show 136: Zoe Weinberg - ex/ante Tech & Human Rights
Show 136: Zoe Weinberg - ex/ante Tech & Human Rights
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Zoe Weinberg of ex/ante. Zoe covers a broad range of tech projects and ideas she is working on with ex/ante. Her goal is to empower people with tech to combat censorship, surveillance, and authoritarianism, and champion human rights, as we plunge deeper into the digital age. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/zweinberg https://www.buildexante.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
58:60
September 27, 2022
Show 135: Artur Schaback & Mikk Maal - Clip Finance
Show 135: Artur Schaback & Mikk Maal - Clip Finance
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Artur Schaback (Paxful) and Mikk Maal (Comistar). Together they are core contributors to new platform Clip Finanace. We start out with some updates on and lessons from Paxful, which has helped very many newbies in the space get into Bitcoin, since 2015. We then go into the yield opportunities (as always, caveat emptor) from Clip Finance and why they are different from other "Degen" farming opportunities. We talk stablecoins vs. CBDCs and the future of regulations for crypto startups. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/ClipFinance https://www.clip.finance/ https://discord.com/invite/SvB38aP8rw Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:12:39
September 23, 2022
Show 134: Mateusz Machaj - Ukraine & International Law
Show 134: Mateusz Machaj - Ukraine & International Law
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Mateusz Machaj, founder of the Polish Mises Institute of Economic Education. Mateusz takes us down memory lane from his founding the Polish Mises Institute and why he did so, but most of the interview is focused on Ukraine. He provides an interesting and informative lens on the Ukraine War and history of Russian aggression, through the eyes of Poland, Polish liberals, and Austrian economics. Mateusz provides some important lessons in defending liberty and freedom in the civilized world. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/MisesPl https://mises.pl/ https://mises.org/profile/mateusz-machaj Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:21:08
August 31, 2022
Show 133: Yaël Ossowski - Ukraine & Liberalism, Practical & Theoretical
Show 133: Yaël Ossowski - Ukraine & Liberalism, Practical & Theoretical
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Yaël Ossowski on Ukraine and liberalism. Yaël is deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center. He's a very bright and talented freedom-loving person, with family roots from Europe and Canada and an American upbringing. We discuss liberalism in our modern day. We go over what we think it means to be a classical liberal in today's world, the evil we see, and why we are supporting Ukraine. Please check out the many good references Yaël mentions during the show, listed below. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/team/yael-ossowski/ The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig: https://amzn.to/3PFEJbH Stefan Zweig’s Dream of Europe: What has been achieved? https://www.devolutionreview.com/stefan-zweigs-dream-of-europe-what-has-been-achieved/ The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk: https://amzn.to/3PDJi6x Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph Schumpeter: https://amzn.to/3wrkEzg Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau: https://amzn.to/3QIiweD Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century by Donald Livingston: https://amzn.to/3TcBADm Friedrich Hayek on Bitcoin and pacifism: https://youtu.be/s-k_Fc63tZI Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:19:37
August 24, 2022
Show 132: Max Hillebrand - Privacy and Basic Money
Show 132: Max Hillebrand - Privacy and Basic Money
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Max Hillebrand, Bitcoin and open-source entrepreneur. Max provides a full download on Wasabi 2.0. What went wrong with the first version, what went right, what they learned, what they struggled with, and how they are trying to improve and innovate the ease of use with and protection of one's UTXOs moving forward. Max goes around the horn and fields some good questions from the group. We finish with a review of Matthew's Q2 2022 update on the global monetary base, and as always, why it's fairly important to understand that stuff and how it relates to Bitcoin. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax https://wasabiwallet.io/ https://towardsliberty.com/btcpay/apps/27jLc1qpN8UXcQanHgeAsaEgLAio/pos Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
02:15:01
August 09, 2022
Show 131: Anita Posch - Bitcoin for Fairness
Show 131: Anita Posch - Bitcoin for Fairness
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Anita Posch, Bitcoin advocate, educator, podcaster, author, and founder of Bitcoin for Fairness. Anita goes in-depth on her human rights journey which has taken her around the world, from Africa to South America. She explains how Bitcoin helps those in need and why they use it. She also explains the differences in Bitcoin usage compared to how it's used in more liberal democracies. Of course there are many similarities as well, as tools for savings are needed around the world!! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/AnitaPosch https://anitaposch.com/ https://bffbtc.org/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
59:18
July 13, 2022
Show 130: Olga Ukolova & Dr. Maxim Orlovsky - RGB & Ukraine
Show 130: Olga Ukolova & Dr. Maxim Orlovsky - RGB & Ukraine
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Michel interview Olga Ukolova, founder and CEO of Pandora Prime, and Dr. Maxim Orlovsky, lead engineer at Pandora Prime and contributor to RGB. Olga and Maxim give the rundown on the beauty of the Lightning Network, and how their protocol RGB will allow for massive scaling and fiduciary agreements on top of BTC/LN. This is analogous to the smart contracting on Ethereum and other platforms, but with the beauty of executing on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. We also talk about the current crisis in their native Ukraine, and how you can help today. Please donate and contribute online to do all you can to help us protect liberty in our time, and our friends in Ukraine! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/OlUkolova https://twitter.com/dr_orlovsky https://pandoracore.com/ https://github.com/dr-orlovsky https://github.com/LNP-BP https://twitter.com/dr_orlovsky/status/1498985800159186949 Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:01:48
July 06, 2022
Show 129: Sergej Kotliar - Bitrefill
Show 129: Sergej Kotliar - Bitrefill
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Sergej Kotliar, founder and CEO of Bitrefill. Sergej comes back on the show to talk all things Bitrefill. He updates on how they're doing, how they are a huge part of the Bitcoin circular economy, why they use fiduciary media, and how their service can benefit you. We also spend a lot of time analyzing the practicalities of the Lightning Network. Even some good old chat on Dogecoin! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/ziggamon https://twitter.com/bitrefill https://www.bitrefill.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:17:31
June 24, 2022
Show 128: David Chaum - Next Level Privacy
Show 128: David Chaum - Next Level Privacy
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Alec interviews original cypherpunk and legend David Chaum, live and on location in Austin, TX. David and Alec discuss real encryption practices and applying them around the world, and how his venture xx network is working to achieve this noble goal. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/chaumdotcom https://xx.network/david-chaum/ https://chaum.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
25:53
June 17, 2022
Show 127: Janine - Bitcoin Privacy & Journalism
Show 127: Janine - Bitcoin Privacy & Journalism
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Janine, Bitcoin privacy expert and revision-controlled journalist. Janine gives a wonderful breakdown from her time in Oslo at the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum. She spoke on a few Bitcoin panels there, including the "first for human rights" panel on CBDCs with Matthew. She and Alec review a variety of step-by-step privacy-preserving practices, both when using Bitcoin and in general. She speaks on her role in the Neutrino story surrounding Coinbase, as well as her efforts in revision-controlled journalism. We talk about the Assange and Snowden cases, and why it's important to hold the same governments accountable who purport to hold human rights dear in other areas; typically, when it doesn't put them in a bad light. She is a very principled and informative journalist on Twitter, please do give her a follow. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/J9Roem https://gist.github.com/Enegnei/b6f084af026c4303e0915db4c26393e4 https://enegnei.github.io/This-Month-In-Bitcoin-Privacy/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:41:16
June 11, 2022
Show 126: Peter Todd - Ukraine
Show 126: Peter Todd - Ukraine
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core developer and prominent skeptic. Peter goes in-depth on why it's important to understand the real world implications of 'Don't trust, Verify' outside of Bitcoin, especially when it comes to war. We spend the entire episode on why we should all stand up for freedom and the rights of Ukrainians as they remain under constant attack from Russia led by a murderous dictator. We all could benefit from more thought on our collective and respective defense and security practices. Some interesting Bitcoin tie-ins as well throughout the interview. Important stuff. Stand with Ukraine. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/peterktodd https://github.com/petertodd Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
57:40
April 15, 2022
Show 125: Bryan Bishop - Bitcoin, Webcash & Transhumanism
Show 125: Bryan Bishop - Bitcoin, Webcash & Transhumanism
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Bryan Bishop, Bitcoin contributor, FinTech and transhumanism expert. Bryan starts with thoughts on how Bitcoin has evolved over the recent years, and how it may change (or ossify) in the coming years. We also talk about the tradeoffs occurring with Bitcoin regulation and privacy. We then spend some time on his Webcash project: why he started it, and why he wanted to try a less censorship-resistant (trusted server) money approach than Bitcoin. We finish with a slightly meandering but cursory view of his thoughts on transhumanism and the potential growth of humanity. Bryan is passionate about the moral case for tech and biotech. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/kanzure https://twitter.com/kanzure/status/1503724974942658566?s=20&t=rugab10qY_V7X5bwSb_C1Q https://webcash.org/ https://ftx.us/ https://custodiabank.com/ https://btcpayserver.org/ https://getumbrel.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Liberation-Biology-Scientific-Biotech-Revolution/dp/1591022274 Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
55:17
April 09, 2022
Show 124: Jameson Lopp - (Bitcoin) Security & Privacy
Show 124: Jameson Lopp - (Bitcoin) Security & Privacy
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Jameson Lopp, professional cypherpunk. Jameson gives an update on Casa and their Bitcoin key management and non-custodial services, and how the Taproot upgrade plays into future offerings. We discuss the overhang from the scaling debate which ended in 2017, and how that has affected the current upgrades in Bitcoin. Will the protocol ossify soon? Alec and Jameson go deep on some privacy and obfuscation practices, and some of the many things to think about if you want to try going as hardcore as they do on privacy (focused on US-policies). Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/lopp https://www.lopp.net/ https://keys.casa/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
56:09
March 30, 2022
Show 123: Maria Chaplia - Ukraine
Show 123: Maria Chaplia - Ukraine
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Fernando interview Maria Chaplia from Ukraine. This interview was done on Fernando Ulrich's YouTube channel. Original video link is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GcAuEKRWZg Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/mchapliaa https://www.mariachaplia.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
57:46
March 18, 2022
Show 122: Matthew Taback - Market Making Bitcoin
Show 122: Matthew Taback - Market Making Bitcoin
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Matthew Taback, market maker with Radkl. Matthew, like Jimmy in previous pod, gives us a good overview between TradFi and DeFi, but this time from the perspective of trading and market making. He provides execution services to their clients, who are broker-dealers. Beyond liquidity and market making in the current market, Matt gives some history from his previous firms, interestingly trading in competition against Madoff Securities at one point. We discuss the current regulatory climate in the United States, and how Bitcoin and DeFi continue to innovate and blindside TradFi, and how the regulators are trying to keep up, but unfortunately not in as slow, well-intentioned, and deliberate of a manner that was once done in the past. We speak about the hinting of a CBDC coming into the US market, and what implications that has in store for the markets, economy, and privacy. How does the Nasdaq 100 come into the mix? Matt provides some clarity. Is it a risk-on or risk-off asset? Is it correlated to other assets? In Matt's business, charts move by stories, not necessarily long-term models. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://radkl.io/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:01:41
March 16, 2022
Show 121: Jimmy Morgan - General Counsel at FalconX
Show 121: Jimmy Morgan - General Counsel at FalconX
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Jimmy Morgan, general counsel at FalconX. Jimmy discusses the differences between TradFi and DeFi, from a legal perspective. He starts out with his insight and personal background, for one working in market surveillance at NYSE Regulation. We couple this with privacy, and how the regulators view their role in the traditional markets, compared with how they're doing it in the crypto markets. Questions from Michel provide current relevance, like when is a project truly decentralized? When is DeFi actually 'decentralized finance?' Jimmy covers the old question on if/when Ethereum might have been classified as a security, and he asks his own questions on decentralized financial projects; such as, do you need a token? We close with some market improvements and services offered from his current company FalconX, and his prior company BitGo, as well as some shout-outs to lawyers in the crypto industry. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-morgan-72758726 https://falconx.io/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:09:55
February 11, 2022
Show 120: Seth for Privacy - Opt Out
Show 120: Seth for Privacy - Opt Out
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Seth for Privacy, host of the Opt Out podcast. Seth runs the gamut on a variety of important privacy topics, providing some good deep dives on tools and how to manage your digital exhaust these days. He first provides an overview on how he fell down the privacy rabbit hole and how that related to the crypto space. We start out on when we can reasonably expect to fight our own privacy battles, from when we're on the corporate dime, to when we're walking around in public. We do many deep dives on mobile. From Android to Apple, there are plenty of FOSS tools to manage your mobile internet connectivity, and beyond here Seth overviews all of this on his blog and pod. What about your contact list? What happens when Signal or any other app asks for your contact details? Are your friends' settings upholding your privacy ideals? What about managing physical addresses? We explore the benefits of Bitcoin and privacy, along with all of its long-published challenges (Chainalysis among them). Beyond that, there are ways to further manage privacy with Monero, from toxic change to transactions. Seth is a big fan of Monero, and he provides some interesting details on how Monero can offer supplementary tools to Bitcoin usage. He recommends Bitwarden as a password manager and DeleteMe to manage data brokers (links below). Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/sethforprivacy https://www.optoutpod.com/ https://sethforprivacy.com/ https://bitwarden.com/ https://joindeleteme.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:22:43
January 19, 2022
Show 119: Five Years
Show 119: Five Years
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec reflect on the podcast, five years on from the first episode (crypto educational narrations referred to as 'chapters' in those days). Bottom line, the hosts are very excited to bump up the economic content very soon via streaming, and continue the journey toward more privacy and freedom with Bitcoin. Thank you very much to all of you who have listened to the content over the years, interacted with us, and supported the show in so many ways. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://cryptovoices.com/basemoney Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:03:58
January 09, 2022
Show 118: Dr. Gregory S. Carmichael - DEUS Opportunity Fund
Show 118: Dr. Gregory S. Carmichael - DEUS Opportunity Fund
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Greg Carmichael, founder and manager of the DEUS Opportunity Fund. Greg flew F-16s for the US Air Force for 31 years. He graduated from Indiana University with a double degree in Physics and Chemistry, holds a Masters in International Relations from Oklahoma State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has more than 40 years of experience trading derivatives in the traditional markets, and has been very active trading in the Bitcoin and crypto markets. This is a very good interview on Matthew's favourite business/ investing phrase: caveat emptor. There have been many opportunities to multiply capital returns in Bitcoin terms (and in USD terms), and Greg breaks down his ways and methods, based on his lifetime of experience in the traditional markets. He talks about doing this (the fund, and his life in general) in a private and personalised manner (he uses Halo Privacy). He elucidates on the positives of living in Puerto Rico, where he coincidentally even gave a Bitcoin investing presentation in Peter Schiff's house!! Greg gives a great breakdown on the benefits and risks of trading the crypto market, versus the traditional markets. We also have very important discussions about one's cost of capital (in Bitcoin terms!), the risk-free rate, what that means in a Bitcoin-denominated world, and the risks and rewards of hodling BTC versus more actively investing. Unfortunately the last 30 minutes of the interview was cut short due to an issue with our podcasting software (first time ever), where we discuss Greg's views on stock-to-flow and Bitcoin liquidity floor investing. There's definitely more interesting fodder to discuss, and we will indeed do so soon (as Alec mentions before he exits). Probably the last episode before Christmas and New Year. Happy holidays and godspeed in 2022 everyone. Thank you so much for listening to the show. There is much more content coming next year!! If you are interested in speaking with Greg about his fund, please contact him directly: carmichaeladv@gmail.com. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://www.haloprivacy.com/ https://cobalt.io/blog/cybersecurity-statistics-2021 Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:11:28
December 21, 2021
Show 117: Nodl's Laurent (Askuwheteau) - El Salvador & Nodl News
Show 117: Nodl's Laurent (Askuwheteau) - El Salvador & Nodl News
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel speak with Laurent (Askuwheteau), the other chief/half of the Nodl team. Laurent breaks down his recent trip to El Salvador, where he attended the Adopting Bitcoin conference, and where President Bukele announced the Bitcoin City project and Bitcoin bonds for the country. Laurent provides great nuance and overview to the situation in El Salvador, and how Bitcoin is possibly affecting the local populace (pros and cons). For those interested in pursuing residency abroad or more on the whole situation there, from the Chivo Wallet to Bitcoin Beach to business, this interview is a great primer. He also talks about their upcoming new project Nodl Light, Lightning developments with the Nodl, and serving more underbanked areas in the developing world, such as in Congo and Senegal. Also new Bitcoin only meet-up in France. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://www.nodl.it https://mobile.twitter.com/iaskuwheteau https://mobile.twitter.com/kiveclair https://www.editionsladecouverte.fr/l_arme_invisible_de_la_francafrique-9782348037399 https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Economic-Hit-John-Perkins/ https://btcspeakeasy.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:01:54
December 01, 2021
Show 116: Monetary Base Companion - 2021 Q3
Show 116: Monetary Base Companion - 2021 Q3
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel break down the latest Monetary Base Update for 2021 Q3, published by Crypto Voices on Twitter last week. A highlight in the last edition is that Bitcoin's value is right on the cusp of passing the oldest fiat currency in the world: the pound sterling. We also chat identity theft, metaverse, facial recognition, Facebook, Web3, Web1(!), Taproot upgrade, and a few other privacy-related matters. Oh yes, and Matthew is super stoked to be a new father to a beautiful baby girl!!! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://cryptovoices.com/basemoney https://www.haloprivacy.com/ https://www.nodl.it/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:01:45
November 16, 2021
Show 115: Alex Gladstein - Human Rights & Bitcoin
Show 115: Alex Gladstein - Human Rights & Bitcoin
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and Oslo Freedom Forum. We begin with the Human Rights Foundation's efforts to help the people of Eastern Europe living under the dictatorships in Russia and Belarus. Mirroring the educational efforts Alex has been working on for quite a while now concerning the parallels between human rights and Bitcoin, HRF has indeed helped in relaying the benefits of Bitcoin to locals in Eastern Europe (https://hrf.org/belarus). With the help of their solidarity fund, and instead of the traditional payment channels, Bitcoin really did allow capital relief to flow into Belarus and support protestors and unemployed workers, avoiding bank restrictions in the locked down country. Alex elucidates on some of the challenges involved in educating and calling to action those who enjoy basic rights and liberties in the Western world. We discuss how the lockdowns have paradoxically compelled some freedom lovers in the West to declare that places like Belarus (due to their lack of restrictions) are actually "more free." (And this has been occurring long before the virus, due to lack of understanding, the cool dictator factor, etc.). He gives some thoughts on the Magnitsky Act and the modern idea of Western smart sanctions on visas and financial assets of corrupt dictators and cronies from the East, who hold assets, live, and educate their children in the West. And of course, how does Bitcoin fit into this picture? What are the marketing benefits of Bitcoin... and what are the marketing challenges against Bitcoin... vis-a-vis those who support the Magnitsky Act? We discuss the El Salvador story in light of this as well. Alex explains why peaceful protesting really does have a better track record historically, compared to taking up violence and civil war. We talk important privacy questions for those living in tenuous Human Rights' circumstances, touching on capital controls and surveillance in areas from Afghanistan to Sudan to China. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/gladstein https://alexgladstein.com/ https://hrf.org/ https://hrf.org/belarus https://hrf.org/devfund https://oslofreedomforum.com/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:25:45
October 26, 2021
Show 114: Joshua Scigala - Vaultoro & The Standard
Show 114: Joshua Scigala - Vaultoro & The Standard
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Josh Scigala, founder and CEO of Vaultoro, and co-founder of new stablecoin project "The Standard." Really fascinating interview, we run the gamut on Bitcoin, gold, stablecoins, CBDCs, money, banking, and politics. Josh discusses some of the benefits of using Vaultoro versus other traditional fiat exchanges. As with anything, there are tradeoffs, but holding wealth in a rock solid, battle tested asset such as gold brings unique benefits. Having an account that can easily be paired/exchanged with Bitcoin makes things all the more interesting. We cover gold security, vaulting, jurisdictions, and privacy. Josh gives a thorough overview on why systems like Vaultoro are much better for managing gold vaults than decentralized options that have come and gone over the years. As well, Vaultoro assets can be leveraged for lending much more transparently and efficiently, which he explains his team is working toward with The Standard protocol. It's a new stablecoin project their team is working on, and he goes really in depth on why algorithmic stablecoins have a brighter future than centralized fiat stablecoins (which rely on an interest spread from their investments), especially when so many fiat environments yield negative interest. We continue on with more historical questions on fungibility, banking, interest, regulation, and geopolitics. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/JScigala https://vaultoro.com/ https://thestandard.io/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:36:39
September 29, 2021
Show 113: Marian Tupy - Human Progress
Show 113: Marian Tupy - Human Progress
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Marian Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org. Marian overviews some facts and findings from HumanProgress, which is an autonomous wing of the Cato Institute. We discuss his latest book (linked below, must read and must have for your coffee table), which is packed with positive and important improvement data for humanity. We cover short-term negativity biases versus long term gains as a society, democracies and representation, IQ increases, slavery abolition, resources, medicine, and more. He also shares some things to come with his new book and their work on time prices from the Simon Project. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/HumanProgress https://www.tenglobaltrends.org/ https://www.humanprogress.org/ https://www.humanprogress.org/ylin/ https://www.humanprogress.org/simonproject/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:10:02
September 21, 2021
Show 112: Amanda Cavaleri - Bitcoin Regs & Privacy
Show 112: Amanda Cavaleri - Bitcoin Regs & Privacy
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Amanda Cavaleri, investor and entrepreneur. We discuss Bitcoin surrounding the current language of the pending infrastructure bill in DC, regulation challenges, many pertinent privacy issues today, and more. Amanda Cavaleri runs APRÉS.TECH, a Wyoming-based Bitcoin startup, fund, and mining advisory. She is also COO of Pearl Snap Capital, an investment management firm currently focused on public structured equities in the technology sector. Ms. Cavaleri has worked with global and domestic Digital Asset Hedge Funds, Venture Equity Funds, and a Bitcoin Mutual Fund. Previously, she was also a startup executive in privacy and cybersecurity alongside Dr. David Chaum, cryptography pioneer and founder of DigiCash, and led global R&D and investor relations for Dr. Marc Fleury, founder of JBoss and open source development pioneer. Ms. Cavaleri holds a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs Business School of the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was an entrepreneur in health care, was an AARP Innovation Fellow in Washington, D.C., and held the role of Thought Leader with Carnegie Mellon University & UPMC’s Quality of Life Technology Center. Ms. Cavaleri has guest lectured at domestic and international graduate schools about emerging technology as well as taught foreign diplomats about the geopolitical digital currency and privacy landscape via the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP Exchange Program. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/Amanda_Cavaleri https://www.apres.tech/ https://pearlsnapcap.com/about Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
56:34
August 27, 2021
Show 111: Marc Faber - 50 Years After Bretton Woods Collapse
Show 111: Marc Faber - 50 Years After Bretton Woods Collapse
Show support appreciated: donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Fernando interview successful investor and economist Dr. Marc Faber on a post-gold world order, 50 years on. This interview is part of Fernando Ulrich's series on his YouTube channel covering 50 years after the Bretton Woods collapse. Original video link will be available shortly. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/gloomboomdoom https://www.gloomboomdoom.com/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
54:43
August 21, 2021
Show 110: Larry White - 50 Years After Bretton Woods Collapse
Show 110: Larry White - 50 Years After Bretton Woods Collapse
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Fernando interview expert economist and monetary historian Larry White on a post-gold world order, 50 years on. This interview is part of Fernando Ulrich's series on his YouTube channel covering 50 years of the Bretton Woods collapse. Original video link is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXZAdyXIdw Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/lawrencehwhite1 https://www.alt-m.org/author/white/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:00:06
August 13, 2021
Show 109: Uri - Early Bitcoin Stories
Show 109: Uri - Early Bitcoin Stories
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Uri, a true Bitcoin OG, who mined bitcoins with his buddies in 2009 alongside Satoshi. Besides being an early Bitcoin adopter and miner, Uri brings some fierce principles of classical liberalism, privacy, and decentralization to the table. We discuss these issues, as well as some early Bitcoin stories. Listen on to learn more. Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:04:34
August 04, 2021
Show 108: Big Brother (and everyone else) is listening - Some ways to deal
Show 108: Big Brother (and everyone else) is listening - Some ways to deal
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel discuss the perennial promise of privacy, how it's being bombarded on all fronts, for all of us, and what to do about it, if anything. Essentially no "average" individual can tackle all the issues alone to reclaim their total and complete right to privacy without doing the cabin in the woods thing; however, there are efforts to be taken. But you gotta start somewhere. We discuss some small steps here. Be well. Live well. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: -https://www.oag.ca.gov/data-brokers?page=11 -https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/19/toolkit-nso-pegasus-iphone-android/ -https://www-vice-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.vice.com/amp/en/article/z3xqdw/samsung-washing-machine-app-requires-access-to-your-contacts-and-location -https://youtu.be/jAEAyJOXP1U -https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/20/eu-to-tighten-rules-on-cryptoasset-transfers.html -https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1644513/digital-currency-and-blockchain-product-lead -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-privacy-security-osint-show/id1165843330 Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
43:55
July 26, 2021
Show 107: Charles Finfrock - Bitcoin as a Force for Good
Show 107: Charles Finfrock - Bitcoin as a Force for Good
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Alec interview Charles Finfrock, Insider Threat Director at a large publicly traded company (his views discussed shouldn't be seen as representative of his employer), and former CIA case officer of 18 years. Charles brings an intelligence background to the discussion, being one of those rare Bitcoin advocates from inside the halls of the US government for many years. Though not actively working at the CIA today, Charles's views may sound surprising to many based on his background; he is strongly in support of privacy and property rights in the new digital age, and believes Bitcoin will be a major force for good in the world. We discuss his views on Bitcoin, "virgin" coins, CBDCs, stablecoins, and scams. Listen on to learn more. Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:01:31
July 13, 2021
Show 106: Alec & Matthew - Smart Stuff, Inflation, Forensics, & Privacy
Show 106: Alec & Matthew - Smart Stuff, Inflation, Forensics, & Privacy
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew & Alec break down some recent developments including: - Free tech vs. open tech - Housing market - States' rights in the pandemic - Can you predict inflation? - Monetary base vs. Price inflation - Gold wars - Alec on the Anom story - Revisiting the ever-present meme of Bitcoin & crime (keeping perspective with what happens in fiat world) - Is God on your team? Or better, are Philistines not on your team? Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://www.haloprivacy.com/ https://cryptovoices.com/basemoney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANOM https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-crime-could-kill-crypto-11624008655 Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
51:46
June 22, 2021
Show 105: Todd Weaver - Purism & the Principle
Show 105: Todd Weaver - Purism & the Principle
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Michel, and Alec interview Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. If you don't have a Purism laptop or phone, get one. Topics discussed: - Open source hardware - Latest Librem products - What is a Social Purpose Corporation - Market strategies for putting the consumer before profit - How Purism brings safety, security, and privacy to the user - What are the big boys saying about Purism? - How the competitive landscape is shaking out in open source hardware and software Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://puri.sm/ https://puri.sm/products/ https://twitter.com/Puri_sm Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:07:45
June 14, 2021
Show 104: Rodolfo Novak - Coldcard, Seed XOR, & Bitcoin Treasuries
Show 104: Rodolfo Novak - Coldcard, Seed XOR, & Bitcoin Treasuries
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Michel, and Alec team up with Rodolfo Novak from Coinkite for a great ep on privacy and hardware wallets. Topics discussed: - ISP/ micro-ISP availability for retail - Starlink - Phoning home via web apps (don't) - Ubiquiti / Unifi - Coldcard - Seed XOR - Bitcoin Treasuries latest / future Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/nvk https://coinkite.com/ https://coldcardwallet.com/ https://seedxor.com/ https://bitcointreasuries.net/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:12:12
June 08, 2021
Show 103: New Hosts, New Topics
Show 103: New Hosts, New Topics
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew teams up with two new hosts for covering new topics and a different direction for the show. Stoked! Michel from host4coins / nodl and Alec Harris from Halo Privacy will now join Matthew as regulars on the show. We'll move from being primarily focused on money and economics, to focusing on more topics around tech, privacy, and Bitcoin, as the new hosts bring lots of relevant expertise to the pod. We'll go from simply getting you detailed info on the money supply and Bitcoin, to now providing you the latest and greatest on helpful products, privacy, relevant tech, networking, and more. And there'll still be, of course, some good money supply and Bitcoin chat. In this first episode together we talk VPNs (even use in the long-term), Tor, containers, traffic blockers, Apple's Safari, DuckDuckGo, physical addresses, and a little money supply. And, sadly, Elon Musk. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://host4coins.net/ https://www.nodl.it/ https://www.haloprivacy.com/ https://link.medium.com/j2hJusXhsgb https://link.medium.com/AVQ5LHqsrgb https://twitter.com/crypto_voices/status/1392826475741683712?s=20 Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:07:55
May 24, 2021
Show 102: Edan Yago - Sovryn
Show 102: Edan Yago - Sovryn
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Edan Yago, contributor to the decentralized smart contract protocol Sovryn, utilizing RSK and Bitcoin. Yago starts the discussion off with some very important historical lessons from his family life, how his family has been in the crosshairs of many tyrannical regimes, how they overcame it, why gold has been so important in war-torn countries, and how he helped protect his family even at a young age (by smuggling it!). We move from the macro monetary and personal sovereign narrative to the micro and Bitcoin narrative with Sovryn for the remainder of the show. How it works, RSK's smart contract functionality, how the protocol is secured, how fees fit into it, and more. We conclude with almost a strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat analysis for bitcoin and this new decentralized financial system in the world. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/EdanYago https://sovryn.app Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Host: Matthew Mežinskis Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:02:44
April 02, 2021
Show 101: Mikk Maal - Welcome to Estonia
Show 101: Mikk Maal - Welcome to Estonia
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Mikk Maal, co-founder and CEO of Comistar. Comistar offers business advisory services and expertise to entrepreneurs and executives looking to develop a company in business-friendly Estonia. We discuss Mikk's consulting services and experience in Estonia, taxes, regulation, and Estonia's (first of its kind) crypto license. We also take a stroll down memory lane, from the post-Soviet roots of Estonia's economy, to how and why they became such a force in tech and business today. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://ee.linkedin.com/in/mikkmaal https://comistar.com/comistar-estonia/ https://comistar.com/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Host: Matthew Mežinskis Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:00:02
February 05, 2021
Show 100: 4-yr Anniversary Episode with Fernando Ulrich
Show 100: 4-yr Anniversary Episode with Fernando Ulrich
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Fernando celebrate the 100th episode of Crypto Voices on its 4-year anniversary, reflect on 2020, and what will come in 2021. Thank you all for listening over the years!! Wish you health and happiness in 2021. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://cryptovoices.com/ https://twitter.com/crypto_voices https://twitter.com/fernandoulrich Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:15:52
January 09, 2021
Show 99: Rodolfo Andragnes - LaBITconf 2020 To The Moon
Show 99: Rodolfo Andragnes - LaBITconf 2020 To The Moon
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Rodolfo Andragnes from LaBITconf. We dive into all the new and creative things LaBITconf is doing to make this year's premier Bitcoin conference not just another online conference, from VR to moon rooms. We also review some of the latest economic and currency happenings with the peso Argentine. It'll be easier than ever to join the fun at LaBITconf this year! Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/RodolfoBits https://twitter.com/laBITconf https://labitconf.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKJjnf5bJcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGVwOTKdwc Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
51:54
November 27, 2020
Show 98: Paul Sztorc - Drivechain & Bitcoin Hivemind (and much more)
Show 98: Paul Sztorc - Drivechain & Bitcoin Hivemind (and much more)
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew welcomes Paul Sztorc back to the show. We get an update on Drivechain, the sidechain technology Paul is behind, which is a necessary Bitcoin soft fork in order to implement Paul's other project, Bitcoin Hivemind (formerly Truthcoin). Paul discusses his perspective and reflections on the scaling debate in Bitcoin over the years, his views on where we are now, some of the bright spots in Bitcoin, and some of his concerns. We discuss exchanges and the world of credit, and the nexus of "interested parties" as Bitcoin grows. We cover some of the basics of Paul's prediction market idea, and the importance of getting it right on Bitcoin (in order to eventually be as successful an idea as Bitcoin). What is the meaning of truth? The link below on Paul's video presentation at Anarchapulco describing how prediction markets can change politics is a must watch. We wrap it up with some thoughts on Covid-19 and the latest Drivechain news. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/Truthcoin https://t.me/dcinsiders https://www.drivechain.info/ https://www.drivechain.info/releases/index.html https://www.drivechain.info/peer-review/peer-review-new/ https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0300.mediawiki https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0301.mediawiki https://bitcoinhivemind.com/ https://youtu.be/dJLYRADcPP4 https://www.truthcoin.info/files/part2-slide-teaser.png https://medium.com/@bramcohen/bitcoin-s-ironic-crisis-32226a85e39f https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1427885.msg14601127#msg14601127 Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
03:11:49
November 13, 2020
Show 97: Juan Galt - Bitcoins and Libertarians
Show 97: Juan Galt - Bitcoins and Libertarians
Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Juan Galt, journalist educator, and Bitcoin evangelist. We discuss a variety of current events in Bitcoin, such as the PayPal and BitMex news. Juan gives great perspective on the history of libertarian views on Bitcoin, a world he is very familiar with. Do check out Juan's work with Ugly Old Goat, especially if you're interested in trading. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/JuanSGalt http://juangalt.com Link with discount & support at Ugly Old Goat: https://uglyoldgoat.com/?rid=zkjfn6 https://uglyoldgoat.com/newsletter Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:02:01
November 06, 2020
Show 96: Jesse Berger - Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin
Show 96: Jesse Berger - Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin
Show support appreciated: 35iDYDYqRdN2x6KGcpdV2W1Hy3AjGje9oL Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Jesse Berger, author of the new book "Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin." Jesse has just published a new educational book about Bitcoin, how Bitcoin, and why Bitcoin. His book covers a ton of good topics to address these questions. Each chapter is one page packed with well-written info, and the illustrations are fantastic. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/jayberjay http://www.magicbitcoinbook.com/ - This article mentions all three calls for energy money. Buckminister Fuller recommended a "kilowatt dollar," Thomas Edison envisioned an "energy dollar," and Henry Ford conceptualized backing a currency by "a unit of energy." (https://ddcolrs.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/edisons-energy-dollar/) - As for the actual source materials, and not just the mentions, Henry Ford's energy currency proposal is the headline of this NY Tribune article from 1921 (top left corner) (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1921-12-04/ed-1/seq-1/) - Jesse: "Though I unfortunately cannot say that I have read the direct source material for the Fuller or Edison quotes, Fuller's quote is apparently taken from his book 'Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth'" (https://www.amazon.ca/Operating-Manual-Spaceship-Buckminster-Fuller/dp/3037781262) - Edison's quote apparently comes from this book, "1929: America Before the Crash" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0815412800/. I was referred to the aforementioned Edison quote & book from this article (https://energybackedmoney.com/chapter5.html) - Bonus - Dan Held mentions "In the early 20th century, industry leaders like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were interested in replacing gold or the dollar with “the energy dollar” or “units of energy” (commodity/energy currency)" in this blog (https://www.danheld.com/blog/2019/1/5/pow-is-efficent) Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
57:32
October 23, 2020
Show 95: Monetary Base 2020 Q2 Audio Compendium (TFTC episode)
Show 95: Monetary Base 2020 Q2 Audio Compendium (TFTC episode)
Show support appreciated: 35iDYDYqRdN2x6KGcpdV2W1Hy3AjGje9oL Show sponsor, please use this link to help us out! hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew updates on the Crypto Voices Monetary Base exhibit for 2020 Q2 with Marty Bent on his Tales from the Crypt podcast. This episode will be a lot easier if following along with the tweet thread, which is here: https://twitter.com/crypto_voices/status/1296442813756911623?s=20 Or, you can also follow along with the exhibits here: cryptovoices.com/basemoney Bottom line: Bitcoin is currently the #10th largest base money in the fiat world. Bitcoin is currently the #12th largest base money in the fiat world, including past base monies gold & silver. Bitcoin is unquestionably unlike anything else in the (financial) world. However, if you are going to try and compare Bitcoin's supply with other supply curves in the financial world, don't. The only money supply you can compare it to is fiat's "Monetary Base," or "Base Money." Firstly, something needs to be used as a medium of exchange to technically be called "money." Gold and silver used to be. Fiat is now. Bitcoin very well could be. But don't get carried away. We need to compare bitcoin (and gold... and silver) to fiat's "base money" supply, and *only* to the base money supply. M1/M2/M3 and all others simply aren't comparable. Why? Because those supplies include "claims" on base money. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: cryptovoices.com/basemoney Show sponsor, please use this link to help us out! hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:29:03
September 28, 2020
Show 94: Andrey Dashkov - Situation in Belarus
Show 94: Andrey Dashkov - Situation in Belarus
Show support appreciated: 35iDYDYqRdN2x6KGcpdV2W1Hy3AjGje9oL Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew and Fernando interview Andrey Dashkov, native of Belarus, about the emerging situation in his country; most importantly, the egregious human rights violations by the State against peaceful protestors. The situation is very serious in Belarus, and the values and ideals of freedom for people in the former Soviet Union is close to the heart of the show. Please consider donating at the links below. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/andreydashkov https://hrf.org/programs_posts/defend_belarus/ https://www.facebook.com/donate/1123543824684874/ Show Sponsor: hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
01:05:10
August 30, 2020
Show 93: Misir Mahmudov - This Book Will Save You Time
Show 93: Misir Mahmudov - This Book Will Save You Time
Show support appreciated: 35iDYDYqRdN2x6KGcpdV2W1Hy3AjGje9oL Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew interviews Misir Mahmudov, independent researcher and author of "This Book Will Save You Time," available now in many languages, also now in audio. All proceeds go to Bitcoin development. Misir discusses some of our favorite topics on money and inflation, scarcity, shrinkflation, economic history, and how it all relates to our most precious commodity, which is our own time. Misir is a positive and enthusiastic educator on Bitcoin and economics, and if you haven't read his work, you should. Please check him out at the links below, and buy the book to support Bitcoin development while you're at it. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/misir_mahmudov https://medium.com/@misir_mahmudov https://timeandmoney.co/ https://www.amazon.com/This-Book-Will-Save-Time-ebook/dp/B085PVW6M2 Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.
52:12
July 09, 2020
Show 92: Monetary & Political Update, Crypto Voices Show Update