Stephan Livera Podcast

Stephan Livera Podcast

By Stephan Livera
Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.
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SLP175 Matt Ahlborg – Bitcoin In the Developing World

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SLP176 Parker Lewis & Buck Perley – Caravan Multisig Bitcoin Wallet
Parker Lewis and Buck Perley of Unchained Capital join me on the show  to talk about updates on the Caravan open source project, making multi  sig accessible and easy for the masses. Previously it was single address  only, and now it works as a wallet! We’ll chat: Why use Caravan What the new updates are Hardware wallet testing xPubs and multi sig Bitcoiner Ventures raise Parker Lewis & Buck Perley links: Unchained blog: Gearing up the Caravan Parker Lewis Twitter: @parkeralewis Buck Perley Twitter: @buckperley Related episode: SLP131 Parker Lewis – Bitcoin is Intuitive Sponsors: Kraken  Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin.com/livera Cyphersafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:27:31
May 22, 2020
SLP175 Matt Ahlborg – Bitcoin In the Developing World
Matt Ahlborg of UsefulTulips.org joins me on the show to talk about bitcoin use in South America, and Africa. Matt Ahlborg is a researcher and data scientist looking into the use of Bitcoin around the world. Matt Ahlborg links: Twitter: @MattAhlborg Website: usefultulips.org Article: Latin American Bitcoin Trading Follows the Heartbeat of Venezuela Article: Paxful is the Most Important Bitcoin Company You Aren’t Paying Attention to Related episode: SLP143 Eduardo Gomez – Bitcoin As A Source Of Truth in Venezuela Sponsors: Kraken  Coinfloor.co.uk SwanBitcoin.com/livera Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
59:13
May 20, 2020
SLP174 Matt Ridley - Bitcoin & How Innovation Works
Matt Ridley is a writer, biologist & Rational Optimist. He joins me to talk about his views on science, economics, innovation and how they apply to Bitcoin. Matt Ridley Links: Website: mattridley.co.uk Twitter @mattwridley Book: How Innovation Works Sponsors: Kraken  Coinfloor.co.uk SwanBitcoin.com Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
56:22
May 18, 2020
SLP173 Bitstein – Nakamoto Institute Bitcoin Literature Review
Bitstein aka Michael Goldstein, President of the Nakamoto Institute and co-host of Noded Bitcoin Podcast rejoins me on the show to talk about some Bitcoin literature. Bitstein links: Twitter @bitstein Nakamoto Institute website Noded Literature: The Cyphernomicon Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communities Secure Property Titles with Owner Authority Formalizing and Securing Relationships on Public Networks Politics vs Technology Previous episodes: SLP111 Bitstein – Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Bitcoin Crash Course SLP6 – Fiat Money As ‘Fad Diet’ with Bitstein Sponsors: Kraken  Cyphersafe SwanBitcoin.com Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:22:13
May 16, 2020
SLP172 Nicolas Dorier & Kukks – P2EP Comes To BTCPay Server
Nicolas Dorier and Mr Kukks rejoin me on the show to talk about updates  with BTCPay Server, such as P2EP (Pay to End point), which will assist  bitcoin accepting merchants to PayJoin with customers, adding to the  privacy on Bitcoin. Links: Nicolas Dorier: https://twitter.com/nicolasdorier MrKukks: https://twitter.com/mrkukks BTCPay blog: https://blog.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-server-1-0-4-0/ BTCPay twitter: https://twitter.com/btcpayserver BTCPay PayJoin guide: https://github.com/btcpayserver/btcpayserver-doc/blob/master/Payjoin.md BTCPay PayJoin spec: https://github.com/btcpayserver/btcpayserver-doc/blob/master/Payjoin-spec.md LaurentMT Payjoin discussion: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/LaurentMT/c38794ef6a62b2f8c76d7f694a3e7777/raw/cde5620d6ab59a8202af504e1650aef1ff907730/ Earlier appearances: Nicolas: http://stephanlivera.com/48 Kukks: http://stephanlivera.com/91 Sponsor links: Kraken Coinfloor.co.uk SwanBitcoin.com Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:07:44
May 10, 2020
SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset
PlanB (pseudonymous Bitcoin quant) & Saifedean (Bitcoin economist)  rejoin me to talk about PlanB’s latest work on S2FX, and some of the  debates being had on S2F modelling as well as addressing some of the  criticism. We will also talk about Bitcoin as it goes through phase  transitions, and the implications on the Bitcoin industry, and the rest  of society. PlanB Links: PlanB Twitter: @100trillionUSD Article: Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Cross Asset Model Saifedean Links: Twitter: @saifedean Website: saifedean.com Book: The Bitcoin Standard Prior episodes: SLP67 PlanB – Modelling Bitcoin’s Digital Scarcity Through Stock-To-Flow Techniques SLP86 PlanB – Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening? SLP122 PlanB – Responses to the S2F model SLP1 Saifedean – Bitcoin as Sound Money SLP69 Saifedean – How Governments Could Kill Bitcoin and Bitcoin Scenarios SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up Relevant episodes: SLP154 Nick @Btconometrics – Quantitative Bitcoin Analysis & S2F Cointegration Strengthens Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:36:19
May 5, 2020
SLP170 Yuri de Gaia - Bitcoin’s Two Economies & Citadels
Yuri de Gaia, Partner at L2B Global (Reserve Bitcoin OTC, Liquiditi, Moontower) joins me to talk about Bitcoin’s two economies: the regulated compliant world, and the defiant crypto-anarchist world. How they will grow Do they support each other Citadels, Monarchy, and Anarcho-capitalism OTC Trading Liquid Moontower Yuri Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Y_deGaia Personal blog: https://degaia.co/ L2B Global (company) https://l2b.global Bitcoin Reserve (HNWI brokerage) https://bitcoinreserve.com The Bitcoin Reserve Journal (blog) https://journal.bitcoinreserve.com Moontower (retail) https://moontower.co/ Liquiditi.io (Liquid asset swap tool) https://liquiditi.io/ Article: https://degaia.co/bitcoins-two-economies/ Other relevant episodes: SLP141 American HODL SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels as Free Private Cities Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Subscribe on YouTube Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:05:57
May 4, 2020
SLP169 Jeff Deist - Bitcoin & Acting Locally
Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute rejoins me to talk about Bitcoin, Central Banking, Corona virus, libertarianism and acting locally: Mises Institute and Bitcoin Hypocritical fund managers UBI and MMT becoming popular Smaller is better Better, not perfect Jeff Deist links: Twitter: @jeffdeist Mises: www.mises.org Human Action Podcast: HA Podcast Prior appearance: SLP45 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:13:21
April 27, 2020
SLP168 Lisa Neigut - Lightning Network Channel Accounting and Dual Funded Channels
Lisa Neigut of Blockstream joins me to talk about Lightning Network Channels, c-lightning, and Dual Funded Channels. We discuss: How she got into Lightning development How Lightning Channels work How they could be accounted for in c-lightning Dual Funding of Channels PoDLE Hardware wallet funding of lightning channels Lisa Neigut links: Twitter: @niftynei C-lightning thread: https://twitter.com/clightningcomit/status/1212810910731063297 C-lightning github: https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/niftynei/ Related episodes: SLP134 Rusty Russell - Lightning Multi Part Payments SLP59 Christian Decker - Lightning Channel Factories Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:11:47
April 24, 2020
SLP167 Chris Belcher - What’s The Problem With Bitcoin Surveillance?
Chris Belcher rejoins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Surveillance companies, and what risks they present to Bitcoin. We also talk about JoinMarket fidelity bonds. Chain surveillance techniques Downsides for Bitcoin What to do about it “Just Use Monero” is insufficient PayJoin & P2EP Fidelity Bonds - how they work Benefits and costs Chris Belcher Links: Joinmarket donation page: https://bitcoinprivacy.me/joinmarket-donations Fidelity bond doc: https://gist.github.com/chris-belcher/18ea0e6acdb885a2bfbdee43dcd6b5af Financial mathematics of fidelity bonds: https://gist.github.com/chris-belcher/87ebbcbb639686057a389acb9ab3e25b Twitter: @chris_belcher_ Reddit: /u/belcher_ Email: belcher@riseup.net Github: github.com/chris-belcher/ P2P trading exchanges list: https://github.com/cointastical/P2P-Trading-Exchanges/ Other relevant episodes: SLP165 Rafael Yakobi Should CoinJoin users be flagged? Is Privacy Illegal? SLP149 WAXWING – Is Consumerism At Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, Snicker SLP58 Chris Belcher – Defending Bitcoin Privacy SLP150 Samorai Wallet - Make Every Bitcoin Spend a CoinJoin Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:16:54
April 21, 2020
SLP166 Max Keidun - P2P Bitcoin Trading No KYC, coming to your smartphone powered by Hodl Hodl
Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl rejoins me on the show to talk about some exciting updates with Hodl Hodl: UX/UI update to Hodl Hodl website interface How the platform protects against scammers Local Trader feature in BlueWallet Stacking Bitcoins p2p, No KYC, directly into your Coldcard Baltic Honeybadger 2020 Update Max Keidun & Hodl Hodl links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/keidunm Website: https://hodlhodl.com/ (Code:LIVERA) Hodl Hodl twitter: https://twitter.com/hodlhodl Previous episode: SLP56 Max Keidun and Roman Snitko Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:02:32
April 15, 2020
SLP165 Rafael Yakobi - Should Coinjoin users be flagged? Is Privacy Illegal?
Rafael Yakobi, Managing Attorney at The Crypto Lawyers joins me to talk about privacy in Bitcoin and the law. We talk about: Financial surveillance laws Obligations on bitcoin companies How it works in practice Blockchain surveillance companies Links: Twitter: @CACryptoLawyer The Crypto Lawyers: www.thecryptolawyers.com Bitcoin Magazine article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-fungibility-mixing-and-the-legal-limits-on-maintaining-privacy Other links: Bitcoin wiki transaction surveillance company by Chris Belcher 6102 Bitcoin coinjoin infographics: 1. https://6102bitcoin.com/001_what_is_bitcoin_taint/ 2. https://6102bitcoin.com/002_are_chain_analysis_heuristics_reliable/ 3. https://6102bitcoin.com/003_blacklisting_distance_proximity/ Other relevant interviews: SLP160 BTCxZelko - Protect your Bitcoin Privacy with Ronin Dojo SLP150 Samourai Wallet SLP149 Waxwing (JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER) Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:08:36
April 11, 2020
SLP164 Gleb Naumenko - erlay Bitcoin transaction relay
Gleb Naumenko of Chaincode Labs joins me in this episode to talk about erlay. We talk about: How he got into bitcoin development Transaction relay in Bitcoin Attacks at the network level Erlay Costs and Benefits Bitcoin and lightning development more broadly Gleb Naumenko: Twitter: @tomatodread Github account: https://github.com/naumenkogs BIP330: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0330.mediawiki Erlay Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1905.10518.pdf Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
58:35
April 7, 2020
SLP163 Cory Klippsten - Bitcoin’s Intransigent Minority, Swan Bitcoin & Bitcoiner Ventures
Cory Klippsten, CEO and Co-founder of Swan Bitcoin, GP of Bitcoiner Ventures joins me on the show to talk about: Taleb’s thought and applying it to Bitcoin The Intransigent Minority Swan Bitcoin Cheapest Auto DCA in the US Bitcoiner Ventures and what it’s about, and how to get involved Cory Klippsten links: Twitter: @coryklippsten Swan Bitcoin: SwanBitcoin.com Bitcoiner Ventures AngelList Syndicate:  https://angel.co/i/v7pGo Bitcoiner Ventures: BitcoinerVentures.com Article: Ten Million Bitcoiners: The Intransigent Minority Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
59:49
April 3, 2020
SLP162 Matt D’Souza - Bitcoin Halving Analysis: Bullish for Competitive Miners
Matt D’Souza CEO of Blockware Solutions joins me to talk about his team’s recent research piece on Bitcoin Halving and analysis from a mining perspective. In this conversation, we chat: Market participant profiles Miner electricity distribution Shut off and breakeven cost Mining Rigs Scenario Analysis Why some miners operate at a loss Difficulty adjustment dynamics Why Efficient miners welcome the halving Matt D’Souza links: Twitter: @mjdsouza2 Research: 2020 Halving Analysis Blockware: blockwaresolutions.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
56:24
April 1, 2020
SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels as Free Private Cities
Titus Gebel joins me to talk about Free Private Cities and how they relate to Bitcoin Citadels, a way for Bitcoin people to peacefully set up Bitcoin friendly cities. We talk: The problem with democracy and standard political activism Legal system Fee for service Benefits of lower cost and more certainty Dealing with poverty and pandemics How to get there Titus links: Twitter: @titusgebel Free Private Cities website: freeprivatecities.com Free Private Cities book: https://www.freeprivatecities.com/en/book/ Free Private Cities twitter: @fpcitiesinc Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:11:36
March 27, 2020
SLP160 BTCxZelko - Protect Your Bitcoin Privacy With Ronin Dojo
BTCxZelko, Samourai Wallet community member co-founded the Ronin Dojo project, an easy to use Raspberry Pi / Odroid install script and UI to run your own Samourai Wallet Dojo. It’s an easy, cost effective way to run your own node backing your Samourai Wallet, which enables you to use Bitcoin over Tor, with coinjoining and best in class privacy features. Zelko and I talk: How he learned command line How he got into Bitcoin privacy techniques Recommended hardware for Ronin Dojo How to install it for yourself Zelko links: Twitter: @BTCxZelko Ronin Dojo Wiki: Ronin Dojo Wiki Ronin Dojo Telegram: Ronin Dojo TG Chat group Relevant prior episodes: SLP150 Samourai Wallet SLP138 Matt Odell SLP130 Ergo  SLP117 Pura Vida SLP78 Samourai Wallet SLP29 Samourai Wallet Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:09:51
March 25, 2020
SLP159 Phil Bonello - Bitcoin Sovereign Individual Investment Thesis
Phil Bonello joins me to talk about the book, The Sovereign Individual, and how it relates to a Bitcoin investment thesis. We talk: The Sovereign Individual book Black Magic of Compound Interest and Jurisdiction shopping What the book got wrong Investment theses around the book relating to: Media Education Remote Work Bitcoin businesses Censorship and Privacy Phil Bonello links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilJBonello Sovereign Individual Investment thesis: https://philjbonello.substack.com/p/the-sovereign-individual-investment Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
50:22
March 20, 2020
SLP158 John Lee Quigley - How Does a Bitcoin Price Crash Impact Bitcoin Miners?
John Lee Quigley of MinerUpdate and Adaptive Analysis joins me in this episode to talk about the impacts of bitcoin price drop on Bitcoin mining. We talk about: What the key costs are for miners Who are the key players in bitcoin mining Miner trends Geographic dispersion Vertical integration Energy use John Lee Quigley Links: Twitter: @JohnLeeQuigley MinerUpdate: https://www.minerupdate.com/ Adaptive Analysis: https://adaptiveanalysis.io/ Sample: MinerMovements #7 - Matthew Mining Effect Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
55:50
March 18, 2020
SLP157 Andy Edstrom - Bad Options For the Fiat Debt Problem & Why Buy Bitcoin
Andy Edstrom, CFA CFP and author of “Why Buy Bitcoin” joins me to talk about: Learning about austrian economics after getting into Bitcoin Investor mindset Fiat Money Debt Problem and Bad Options for how we get out of it Why Buy Bitcoin book Andy Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/edstromandrew Website: www.andyedstrom.com Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XG2J3S9 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:10:32
March 13, 2020
SLP156 Carlos Roldan - Satoshi's Games and Lightnite
Carlos Roldan, CEO & Co founder of Satoshi’s Games, joins me to talk about why he’s excited about Lightning powered gaming. We talk: Why he got into Lightning Bitcoin enabled gaming Making it multi platform and beautiful Lessons learned with Satoshi’s Place Schedule going forward with Lightnite Where you can get Lightnite Carlos Links: Lightnite: https://lightnite.io/ref=slp Twitter: @whiteyhat Satoshi’s Games: https://satoshis.games/ Satoshi’s Games Twitter: @SatoshisGames Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
48:36
March 10, 2020
SLP155 Clark Moody - Bitcoin Dashboard & the 1000 Year Bull Run
Clark Moody, Bitcoin OG and entrepreneur joins me to talk about his dashboard, which is a fantastic resource for learning about bitcoin and monitoring bitcoin statistics. This is a great episode to learn about useful concepts in Bitcoin and Lightning. We talk about: Clark’s history in bitcoin Why he started the dashboard Blockchain stats Node stats Mining economics S2F Output types Future directions Clark Moody links: Twitter: @clarkmoody Dashboard: https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/ Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:05:10
March 6, 2020
SLP154 Nick @BTConometrics - Quantitative Bitcoin Analysis & S2F Cointegration Strengthens
Nick joins me to talk about how he tried to disprove PlanB’s Stock to flow model, but ended up finding out that it holds up. We also talk about cointegration, what that means, and some of Nick’s statistical work. We talk about: Professional background Background to S2F Cointegration and what it means Engle-Granger test Mean Reversion indicator Shitcoins riding Bitcoin’s coat tails Nick links: Twitter: @Btconometrics Website: https://btconometrics.com/ Article: https://medium.com/swlh/falsifying-stock-to-flow-as-a-model-of-bitcoin-value-b2d9e61f68af Related episodes: SLP67 SLP86 SLP122 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
50:06
March 3, 2020
SLP153 Philipp Bagus - What Most People Get Wrong About Deflation
Philipp Bagus, Professor Department of Applied Economics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - joins me to talk about why deflation is not what you typically hear in the mainstream financial press. In this conversation we talk about: The real causes of deflation Why deflation is not necessarily what causes recessions Distinctions between growth deflation, and bank credit deflation Contrasting life under a fiat money standard with a hard money standard Real world examples Philipp Bagus links: Website: http://philippbagus.com/ Twitter: @PhilippBagus Book: In Defense of Deflation Mises Profile: Philipp Bagus Other episodes you may like: SLP51 Guido Hulsmann SLP45 Jeff Deist Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:01:39
February 28, 2020
SLP152 NVK - CK-BUNKER and Bitcoin Backups
NVK (Coinkite) joins me to talk about a new project, CK-BUNKER, a DIY co-signer. We talk about what this is, how it could be used by bitcoin businesses or service providers. Separately, we also talk about backing up your bitcoins and making sure they’re safe for the years to come. We talk: CK-BUNKER How to use it Coldcard and secure elements Opendime Bitcoin Backups Stablecoins NVK links: Twitter: @nvk CK-BUNKER: https://ckbunker.com/ Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ (use code: LIVERA for discount) TG: https://t.me/coldcard NVK prior appearances: SLP62 SLP101 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:32:37
February 25, 2020
SLP151 Obi - Coinfloor Going Bitcoin Only & Bitcoin Audits (aka Proof of Reserves)
Obi Nwosu, CEO and Co-founder of Coinfloor joins me in this episode to talk about his approach to the space. We talk about: Going Bitcoin Only and when an exchange should delist cryptocurrencies Proof of Reserves & Proof of Solvency Educating users of the exchange about Bitcoin Supporting grass roots bitcoin meet ups, conferences, organisations Advancing Bitcoin Obi links: Twitter: @obi Coinfloor: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/ Coinfloor Bitcoin Audits: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/proof/ Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:03:37
February 21, 2020
SLP150 Samourai Wallet - Make Every Bitcoin Spend a CoinJoin
The co-founder of Samourai Wallet, rejoins me in this episode to talk about the current state of bitcoin privacy techniques, and some exciting updates coming soon to Samourai Wallet. We talk: Creeping KYC and has bitcoin social culture regressed? Does taint exist? Coin selection algorithms. STONEWALL, and Solomon Stowaway / PayJoin Wallet fingerprinting and whether it’s an issue Mobile mixing Dojo and Ronin Dojo Thoughts on Lightning and Liquid Samourai Wallet links: Website: Samouraiwallet.com Twitter: @SamouraiWallet SW Telegram: https://t.me/SamouraiWallet SW Whirlpool Trollbox Telegram: https://t.me/whirlpool_trollbox SW Dojo room: https://t.me/samourai_dojo Ronin Dojo: https://t.me/RoninDojoUI Relevant Prior interviews: SLP29 with SW SLP78 with SW SLP117 with Pura Vida SLP130 with Ergo SLP138 with Matt Odell Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:53:56
February 18, 2020
SLP149 Waxwing - Is Consumerism at Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER
Adam Gibson (aka Waxwing), Bitcoin privacy advocate, and contributor to JoinMarket joins me to discuss his thoughts on the state of privacy in Bitcoin. We talk about: Why consumerism mentality may stop people from using privacy techniques Why blockchain analysis companies are probably over rated Schnorr Taproot and cross input signature aggregation CoinJoinXT SNICKER JoinMarket PayJoin Adam Gibson links: Mastodon: @waxwing Twitter: @waxwing__ Github: AdamISZ Blog: JoinMarket.me/blog JoinMarket:JoinMarket.me Github: https://github.com/JoinMarket-Org/joinmarket-clientserver IRC: #joinmarket on freenode Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2:11:48
February 15, 2020
SLP148 Petek @RadarRayne - Bridging Art and Bitcoin with Stock to Flow
Petek (@RadarRayne) joins me to talk about coming into Bitcoin as an artist, and creating Bitcoin art. We also chat about her experience working with PlanB on stock to flow inspired art pieces, her thoughts on women in bitcoin, and how some ideas were just ripe for being created! Petek Links: Twitter: @RadarRayne Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
56:19
February 10, 2020
SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous - Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up
Pierre Rochard (Kraken, Noded Podcast, Nakamoto Institute) and Saifedean Ammous (Bitcoin economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard) join me to talk about Bitcoin as Savings Technology and Number Go Up technology. This point is often misunderstood, so listen in for discussion on: Cash balance Savings technology Number Go Up Stock to flow Lightning and Bitcoin developments Pierre Rochard Links: Twitter: @pierre_rochard Kraken Careers: Kraken Careers Kraken: Kraken.com Nakamoto Institute: Nakamotoinstitute.org Noded Podcast: Noded.org Saifedean Ammous Links: Twitter: @saifedean Site: https://saifedean.com/ Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
53:17
February 7, 2020
SLP146 Will Cole - Bitcoin Native Financial Services
Will Cole, CPO of Unchained Capital joins me to talk about: Learning about bitcoin and austrian economics Bitcoin meet ups and the shifts over time Getting ready for a bull run Bitcoin and allodial title Wyoming Blockchain taskforce Unchained Capital vaults and loans Bitcoin as collateral Will Cole links: Twitter: @Willcole Unchained Capital: Unchained-capital.com Unchained Capital twitter: @unchainedcap Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:04:12
February 3, 2020
SLP145 Rahim Taghizadegan - The Zero Interest Rate Trap and social consequences of fiat
Rahim Taghizadegan, Austrian economist and author, joins me in this episode to talk about the problems with central banking, and social consequences of fiat money. If you enjoyed earlier episodes on Austrian economics, you’ll really enjoy this one! We talk: Why central banking is a problem What governments are enabled to do Capital structure of production Social consequences of fiat money How to escape the Zero Interest Rate Trap Rahim Links: Twitter: @scholarium_at Book: https://www.incrementum.li/en/book-the-zero-interest-rate-trap/ Website: scholarium.at Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin / SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:03:06
January 31, 2020
SLP144 Steve Lee - Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development
Steve Lee joins me in the first official Square Crypto podcast appearance! We talk about how he got into Bitcoin, and Square Crypto’s focus on supporting Bitcoin and Lightning open source development. We talk about: The Square Crypto team and their focus Lightning Development Kit BTCPayServer Zman Supporting bitcoin development UI and UX issues with bitcoin today Links: Steve Lee Twitter: @moneyball Square Crypto: @sqcrypto Square Crypto blog post Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin / SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:01:40
January 26, 2020
SLP143 Eduardo Gomez - Bitcoin as a source of truth in Venezuela
Eduardo Gomez, head of customer support at Purse.io joins me to talk about some interesting developments in Venezuela and bitcoin being used to transfer value across borders. We talk about: Eduardo’s background Bitcoin as source of truth Petro Stablecoins What’s needed in terms of tooling and education Bitcoin in Argentina Eduardo links: Twitter: @codiox Purse: purse.io Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:24:48
January 21, 2020
SLP142 Pierre-Marie Padiou - ACINQ & Phoenix Wallet: easiest non-custodial lightning wallet yet?
Pierre-Marie Padiou is CEO and co-founder of ACINQ, building on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We talk about how ACINQ got founded and their very impressive new Lightning wallet, Phoenix. Phoenix represents a step forward in non-custodial Lightning wallet user experience and we talk about the tradeoffs that go into making this a reality. This episode is a must listen so you know how to best demonstrate Lightning for Bitcoin Lightning newbies or family/friends. ACINQ links: Twitter: @acinq_co ACINQ Website: https://acinq.co/ Phoenix Website: https://phoenix.acinq.co/ Github: https://github.com/ACINQ/ Telegram: https://t.me/phoenix_wallet Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:25:46
January 18, 2020
SLP141 American HODL - HODLer stories and Bitcoin Citadels
American HODL of Bitcoin Twitter joins me to tell us his stories of Bitcoin HODLing, how he built up his conviction in Bitcoin HODLing, and where we’re going with this: Modern society and the impact of fiat money HODLer stories Spend and replace vs HODL Bitcoin Baby steps Bitcoin Citadels - will they be real? Links: Twitter: @american_hodl Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:13:56
January 14, 2020
SLP140 Gigi - Bitcoin’s Gravity and 21 Lessons
Gigi, Bitcoin author and curator of bitcoin-resources.com joins me to talk about some of his recent articles and the recent launch of his 21 Lessons book. We talk about: The gravitational pull of bitcoin Key resources from bitcoin-resources.com 21 Lessons learned along the way Gigi links: Twitter: @dergigi 21 Lessons: 21lessons.com 21 Lessons - Amazon book: Amazon Bitcoin-Resources: Bitcoin-resources.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:01:43
January 10, 2020
SLP139 Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Mastering Lightning & Using BTCPayServer
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, world renowned bitcoin speaker & author rejoins me on the show today to talk about some of his latest projects and efforts in Bitcoin. We talk about: Mastering Lightning - new book coming Process on learning Lightning Network Challenges in LN today Using BTCPayServer to be a merchant Using RTL myNode Andreas links: Twittter: @aantonop Website: aantonop.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aantonop Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:07:10
January 6, 2020
SLP138 Matt Odell - Should Bitcoiners Coinjoin?
Matt Odell, co-host of TFTC/RHR joins me in this episode to talk about coinjoin techniques and bitcoin privacy. We discuss: What sparked off the recent discussion on coinjoin Binance SG flagging a customer for using coinjoin What’s at stake Is there a tension between ‘white market KYC compliant’ bitcoin and ‘grey market agorism’ bitcoin? Action steps to take Matt Odell links: Twitter: @matt_odell TFTC/RHR: TFTC.io Ronin Dojo: Ronin Dojo Github Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:03:04
January 1, 2020
SLP137 AJ Towns - Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs
AJ Towns, bitcoin core contributor @ Xapo joins me to talk about his recent work advancing the Schnorr, Taproot, and Tapscript BIPs. We talk about: What are Schnorr signatures? What is MuSig? What is Taproot, and what is Tapscript? Script changes Schnorr Review Club Benefits for Bitcoin and Lightning Upgrade path Activation AJ Towns links: Twitter: @ajtowns Github: @ajtowns Schnorr Taproot Review club and resources link: Taproot Review Github Schnorr BIP Taproot BIP Tapscript BIP Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:32:03
December 27, 2019
SLP136 Alex Leishman - Bitcoin Socratic Seminars & River Financial
Alex Leishman, organizer of SF Bitcoin Devs and CEO of River, joins me in this episode to talk about his journey in Bitcoin and Austrian Economics, as well as talk about how to moderate and run a successful Bitcoin Socratic Seminar meet up. Listen in and get some tips on how you can run or participate in Bitcoin meet ups in your city! We talk: Ground rules What discussion takes place at a Bitcoin Socratic Seminar How the rest of the world can copy this model River FInancial Alex Leishman links: Twitter: @Leishman SF Bitcoin Devs: SF Bitcoin Devs River Financial: River Financial Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:01:54
December 23, 2019
SLP135 Suheb - Manage Your Lightning Node with RTL
Suheb, co-founder of RTL joins me in this episode to talk about tips on managing your Lightning Node with RTL. We talk: How Suheb got into Lightning His experience with the Lightning Torch Different personas for RTL - Node Operator, Merchant Channel Management Interface What’s coming next with RTL Suheb and RTL links: Twitter: @Suheb__ RTL: @RTL_app RTL Github: RTL Github Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:00:18
December 20, 2019
SLP134 Rusty Russell - Lightning Multi Part Payments
Rusty Russell from Blockstream rejoins me in this episode to talk about a very exciting development in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: Multi Part Payments. This is a new feature that will be implemented into the Lightning Network specification, and will be included in the new c-lightning 0.8.0 release. We talk about: Development work ongoing Multi Part Payments and how they change Lightning Network Payment Secrets Privacy on Lightning Network Outlook for Lightning Network in 2020 Rusty Russell links Twitter: @Rusty_twit BOLT specs: Lightning network specification C-lightning: ElementsProject/lightning Blockstream website: Blockstream.com Prior episodes with Rusty: SLP23 - Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and Lightning Development, with Rusty Russell of Blockstream SLP98 Rusty Russell and Joe Netti – Can Lightning Network Scale to a Million Channels? Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:03:16
December 16, 2019
SLP133 Trace Mayer - Proof of Keys, and Bitcoin’s Battle on Two Fronts
Trace Mayer, world renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker rejoins me on the podcast to talk about Proof of Keys, an annual event for Bitcoiners to withdraw bitcoins from any third parties to keys they hold. In this episode we talk about: Proof of Keys Tools and best practices The battle for scarcity, and the battle for privacy Mises’ book, Bureaucracy Trace Mayer links: Twitter: @TraceMayer Proof of Keys: ProofOfKeys.com Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast: Bitcoin.kn Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:03:17
December 13, 2019
SLP132 Christian Moss (Mandelduck) - Bitcoin Lightning gaming with Zebedee
Christian joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences building on lightning network, and his venture along Andre Neves and Simon Cowell with Zebedee, lightning powered games. We talk: How Chris got into Bitcoin app development Does Lightning belong in games? Zebedee approach to lightning game development Thoughts on Lightning Network more generally, and LNURL Links: Christian Moss Twitter: @MandelDuck Zebedee website: Zebedee.io Zebedee Article: Does Bitcoin in Gaming Make Sense? Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21x.io GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:04:45
December 11, 2019
SLP131 Parker Lewis - Bitcoin is Intuitive
Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital joins me in this episode to talk about a range of things: How he went from global macro hedge fund to bitcoiner What the Fed gets wrong A Hayekian appreciation for bitcoin His blog series, Gradually, Then Suddenly Bitcoin becoming intuitive Unchained Capital Caravan - open source & free multi sig Links: Parker Lewis Twitter @Parkeralewis Unchained Capital Website Unchained Capital Twitter Unchained Capital Youtube Caravan Demo Other relevant episodes: SLP113 Dhruv Bansal SLP97 Michael Flaxman Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:17:16
December 9, 2019
SLP130 ErgoBTC - Tracking PlusToken Scammers with White Hat Bitcoin Chain Analysis
ErgoBTC, a pseudonymous bitcoin ‘white hat’ privacy analyst joins me in this episode to talk about his journey tracking PlusToken scammers in their attempts to mix and dump 200k BTC. This is a must listen episode for bitcoiners to understand how your privacy can be impinged, and we also talk about tools and techniques for assessing and defending your own bitcoin privacy. We talk: How he got into bitcoin privacy analysis PlusToken scammers - what is the scale of it, and what did they do wrong In depth discussion on bitcoin mixers and bitcoin privacy Key takeaways for listeners, mixing products, exchanges on privacy Future of chain analysis ErgoBTC Links: ErgoBTC Twitter: @ErgoBTC Tracking the PlusToken Whale article: https://medium.com/@ErgoBTC/tracking-the-plustoken-whale-attempted-bitcoin-laundering-and-its-impact-on-wasabi-wallet-787c0d240192 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21x.io GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:23:23
December 4, 2019
SLP129 Pascal Gauthier - Ledger, Bitcoin Security, and what to expect for 2020
Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger joins me in this episode to talk about Ledger Hardware Wallet devices. We talk: Pascal’s background in bitcoin Ledger device overview Privacy while using Ledger Multi signature Bitcoin-only devices? Future directions with Ledger devices Pascal and Ledger links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ledger Website: https://www.ledger.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
55:56
December 2, 2019
SLP128 Jan Čapek - Stratum v2 Bitcoin Mining Protocol
Jan Čapek, co-CEO of Braiins and working at Slush Pool joins me to talk about this an upgrade to a Bitcoin Mining protocol, Stratum. Stratum V2 is the next generation protocol for pooled mining. It focuses on making data transfers more efficient, reducing physical infrastructure requirements for mining operations, and increasing security. In this conversation we get into some detail about: How Jan got into Bitcoin and Bitcoin Mining How the original Stratum protocol came about What is new about Stratum v2 Benefits of Stratum v2 Relation with BetterHash Bitcoin Pools generally Jan Čapek and Stratum Protocol Links: Stratumprotocol.org Braiins-OS.org Slushpool.com Twitter: @JanBraiins Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital 21X.io (Previously Bitcoin Outlet) use code: LIVERA for 21% off GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:08:33
November 27, 2019
SLP127 Ben Perrin (BTCSessions) - Bitcoin beginner onboarding strategies
Ben Perrin, host of BTCSessions YouTube channel joins me to talk about his experiences educating new Bitcoiners. Listen to this episode to get some tips on how you can spread bitcoin knowledge in a thoughtful way. We talk: How Ben got into Bitcoin and doing a YouTube channel Taking insights from his prior career as a teacher Helping beginners avoid common errors Bitcoin tools and wallets Running a bitcoin node and comparing node products Update from Bull Bitcoin and 21x Ben Perrin links: Twitter: @BTCSessions YouTube: BTCSessions Bull Bitcoin: BullBitcoin.com Bitcoin merchandise: 21x.io Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:05:57
November 25, 2019
SLP126 Ben Askren
Ben Askren, a recently retired pro Mixed Martial Artist and former Olympic Wrestler joins me to talk about how he got into Bitcoin and is now spreading the word about Bitcoin to his following! We talk: How he got into Bitcoin Common misconceptions Why we run full nodes in Bitcoin What’s next for him with Bitcoin Ben Askren Links: Ben Askren Twitter Funky Crypto Podcast Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
50:18
November 19, 2019
SLP125 Thomas Voegtlin - Electrum Wallet: Bitcoin seeds, PSBT, Multi sig, Lightning
Thomas Voegtlin, Founder of Electrum Wallet joins me to talk about how and why he started Electrum Wallet, one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets (2011). In this interview we discuss a range of topics around the Electrum Server model, Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions, Bitcoin seed formats (BIP39), Multi signature, Hardware wallets and the recent announcement of Lightning in Electrum. Links: Electrum website Electrum Twitter @ElectrumWallet Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:14:30
November 16, 2019
SLP124 Jon Atack - Bitcoin Core Contribution
Jon Atack joins me to talk about his experience with open source software development, and to talk about the process of Bitcoin Core development and code review. We talk: Becoming a Bitcoin Core contributor How to best contribute Communication channels for development Priorities in Bitcoin development Funding for development Jon Atack Links: Twitter: @jonatack (https://twitter.com/jonatack) Github: @jonatack (https://github.com/jonatack) Bitcoin Core PR Review Club:  https://bitcoincore.reviews and  https://twitter.com/BitcoinCorePRs How to Review Bitcoin Core PRs:  https://github.com/jonatack/bitcoin-development/blob/master/how-to-review-bitcoin-core-prs.md How to Make Bitcoin Core PRs: https://github.com/jonatack/bitcoin-development/blob/master/how-to-make-bitcoin-core-prs.md Bitcoin Core Peer Review process: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#peer-review “On Consensus” by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7282 Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital GiveBitcoin Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:01:46
November 12, 2019
SLP123 Allen Piscitello - Sidechains & Blockstream Liquid
Allen Piscitello, VP Product of Blockstream joins me to talk about Blockstream Liquid as a new model for inter exchange settlement, and the possibility of building out new financial infrastructure in a way different from the legacy financial system. We talk: Tradeoffs and differences between approaches of Lightning, Statechains, and Liquid How pegging Bitcoin in and out of Liquid works Features that Liquid’s blockchain has e.g. Confidential Transactions and Confidential Assets How Liquid can enable much faster inter exchange settlement with different tradeoffs How to get started developing on it What the future of bitcoin market structure could look like with Liquid adoption Allen and Blockstream Links: Blockstream twitter Blockstream website Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
56:12
November 8, 2019
SLP122 PlanB - Responses to the S2F model
PlanB (Pseudonymous Bitcoin Quant) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the response to his seminal work, Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity. There have been some responses to his Stock to Flow (S2F) modelling work, so we talk: The response to his articles and translations What cointegration is and why it matters Responses to PlanB’s modelling work Cash and carry trade Where to from here PlanB Links: Twitter: @100trillionUSD Medium Article: Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity PlanB’s first interview: SLP67 PlanB’s second interview: SLP86 Phraudsta / Nick’s article: Falsifying Stock to flow as a model of Bitcoin value Hcburger1’s article: Bitcoin’s natural long term power law corridor of growth Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital GiveBitcoin Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
59:52
November 4, 2019
SLP121 Yan Pritzker - Intro to Bitcoin Mining (Beginner episode)
Yan Pritzker, Bitcoin Author and previously CTO of Reverb joins me in this episode to talk about Bitcoin Mining, his book Inventing Bitcoin and give Bitcoin beginners an intro to Bitcoin Mining. We talk about: Whether a beginner should do Bitcoin Mining or use cloud mining How bitcoin mining works How the network stops cheaters Bitcoin mining attacks Common errors in thinking about Bitcoin Yan Pritzker Links: Yan Pritzker Twitter @skwp Inventing Bitcoin website Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
58:29
October 31, 2019
SLP120 Jack Mallers - Lightning & Identity, Olympus and Zap
Jack Mallers of Zap joins me to talk about the recent exploration of Lightning Network and Identity, as well as talking about his new service, Olympus, and Zap wallet development. This interview was recorded one day before the Lightning Conference in Berlin, Germany October 2019. Topics: Use of Lightning Node pub key as identity Complications with above The exposure that any Lightning business has to chain fees Future directions in Zap wallet development Jack Mallers; Twitter: @JackMallers Zap Website Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital Bitcoin Outlet use code: LIVERA for 21% off Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:05:01
October 28, 2019
SLP119 Alex Bosworth - Submarine Swaps, Loop, Hyperloop
Alex Bosworth, Lightning Infrastructure Lead at Lightning Labs joins me to talk about what he’s working on: Submarine swaps, Lightning Loop and Hyperloop. We chat about the possibilities being enabled for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We talk: Submarine swaps and Loop Practical applications for Merchants, Exchanges, Users Routing on the lightning network Fees on the Lightning Network What people should be doing with Lightning Network Alex Bosworth Links: Alex Bosworth Twitter Lightning Labs Website LND Developer slack Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
1:03:28
October 24, 2019
SLP118 Mike Belshe - BitGo Bitcoin Custody
Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo joins me to talk about his journey with Bitcoin and the challenges BitGo faces in being the world’s largest Bitcoin custodian. We talk about: Coming into Bitcoin How secure storage evolved in Bitcoin over time Technological and Procedural techniques used today to enhance security Insurance Contentious forks The risk of government Future of Bitcoin Custody Mike Belshe links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikebelshe BitGo: https://www.bitgo.com SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Bitcoin Outlet: https://bitcoinoutlet.com/  use code: LIVERA for 21% off GiveBitcoin: https://givebitcoin.io/?grsf=d3nqrm Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320
1:00:01
October 18, 2019
SLP117 Pura Vida - Learning about Bitcoin Privacy
Pura Vida of the Lightning Hood team joins me to share his perspectives and journey in learning about bitcoin privacy and putting it into practice with tools such as Samourai Wallet and Nodl. We talk about: His journey of learning Bitcoin Privacy How to manage your Bitcoin UTXO set Coinjoining Why Post Mix is underrated Other privacy tips Pura Vida links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pura_Vlda Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightning_hood Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate CypherSafe: https://cyphersafe.io/product/cypherwheel/ GiveBitcoin: https://givebitcoin.io/?grsf=d3nqrm Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320
1:08:20
October 13, 2019
SLP116 Taylor Helsper - Easy Bitcoin Nodes with myNode
Taylor joins me to talk about his project myNode which may be one of the easiest, cheapest and feature rich methods to run your own full node and connect to your own hardware wallet. We talk through the process, and some of the challenges that newbies face today, in setting up their own bitcoin full node. Taylor Helsper myNode Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mynodebtc myNode website:  http://mynodebtc.com/ myNode telegram: https://t.me/mynode_btc Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Bitcoin Outlet: https://bitcoinoutlet.com/  use code: LIVERA for 21% off Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320
57:31
October 11, 2019
SLP115 Trace Mayer - Bitcoin as Ultimate Collateral
Trace Mayer, renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker joins me in this episode to talk about a range of topics on jurisdictional competition in relation to Bitcoin, how best to learn, shifting perceptions on Bitcoin, whether there are any threats to Bitcoin, and this concept of Bitcoin as the ultimate collateral. Trace Mayer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TraceMayer Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast: https://www.bitcoin.kn/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320
1:05:14
October 9, 2019
SLP114 Gene Epstein - Moderating Bitcoin Debates
Gene Epstein, Director of the Soho forum joins me to talk about his experiences in moderating debates in Bitcoin and Austrian Economics. We talk about some of the key points that Bitcoiners should consider from Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, and we also talk about the debate between Erik Voorhees and Peter Schiff, and the debate between George Selgin and Saifedean Ammous. Links: SoHo Forum: https://www.thesohoforum.org/ Gene Epstein twitter:https://twitter.com/GeneSohoForum Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Ministry of Nodes Self Sovereignty Webinar: Webinar sign up: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/product/self-sovereignty-webinar-2-3-november-2019/ Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320
1:18:48
October 7, 2019
SLP113 Dhruv Bansal - Bitcoin Multisig & Hermit with Unchained Capital
Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder and CSO of Unchained Capital rejoins me in this episode to talk about some bitcoin open source contributions Unchained Capital are making, as well as Unchained Capital products and services. Learn more about multi signature, Shamir’s secret sharing, and how Unchained are applying Bitcoin to financial services. We talk: Multisig Vaults Open sourced multisig software Hermit - Shamir’s Secret Sharing Links: Dhruv Bansal: https://twitter.com/dhruvbansal Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/ Hermit blog post: https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/a-hermit-emerges/ Unchained Capital Github: https://github.com/unchained-capital SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:15:22
October 4, 2019
SLP112 - Wiz and Steve Jain - Bisq: Decentralised Bitcoin Trading
Wiz and Steve Jain (m52go) join me in this episode to talk about Bisq, a decentralised open source project that serves to enable zero KYC decentralised Bitcoin exchange around the world. We talk: How Bisq is decentralised Structure of Bisq How Bisq is developed Localising it for Japan and how this can be done for other countries BSQ token Links: Bisq Network: https://bisq.network, https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq, https://twitter.com/bisq_network, https://bisq.network/slack-invite Off-chain trade protocol (Bisq v2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnTA3p-5v00 Wiz: https://twitter.com/wiz Steve Jain: https://twitter.com/m52go Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:02:51
October 1, 2019
SLP111 Bitstein - Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Bitcoin Crash Course
My friend Bitstein aka Michael Goldstein rejoins me in this episode to talk about why he founded the Nakamoto Institute. We also talk through some of the highlights from the SNI Crash Course, which is a must read series of articles to improve your Bitcoin knowledge and understanding. Michael shares some incredible insight on Austrian economics, the cargo cultism of altcoins, and more. Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitstein Crash Course: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/crash-course/ Literature: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/literature/ Noded: https://noded.org/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:06:06
September 29, 2019
SLP110 Neil Woodfine - Cerberus Protocol for Business Bitcoin Storage
Neil Woodfine of Clavestone rejoins me in this episode to talk about the Cerberus Protocol. Cerberus is a protocol designed to be simple for businesses to use Bitcoin multi signature and self custody their bitcoins. We talk about: Why Cerberus Protocol Risks that bitcoin businesses face with bitcoin storage Balancing security with ease of use Walkthrough of the key steps in Cerberus Protocol Plan for future development Clavestone Links: Neil Woodfine twitter: https://twitter.com/nwoodfine Cerberus Protocol: https://cerberus.clavestone.io/ Cerberus Protocol Github: https://github.com/Clavestone/cerberus Clavestone: https://clavestone.io SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
51:25
September 26, 2019
SLP109 Preston Pysh - How To Think About Bitcoin as an Investor
Preston Pysh, co-host of The Investor’s Podcast (a globally ranked Investment podcast), joins me to talk about his thoughts on investing in Bitcoin. We talk about the category errors and pitfalls that an investor must be wary of when conceiving of the Bitcoin investment thesis. We discuss: Category errors 80 years of conditioning Investment career risk Psychology and emotions, and how you can manage yours Trace Mayer and the Mayer Multiple Preston Pysh Links: Preston’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh The Investor’s Podcast: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:01:18
September 24, 2019
SLP108 Bryan Bishop - Bitcoin Vaults & Custody
Bryan Bishop (Bitcoin developer & consultant) joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences with Bitcoin Custody from working at LedgerX and in other settings. We talk about: Bitcoin Custody & Vaults Shamir’s Secret Sharing Bitcoin Hardware Smart Custody Transcripts of Bitcoin Conferences/Podcasts The Bitcoin alert key saga Transhumanism Bryan links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kanzure Personal Website: https://heybryan.org/ Transcripts: http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/ Other links mentioned: https://smartcustody.com/ https://www.weboftrust.info/ https://dfa2019.bitcoinedge.org/ https://telaviv2019.bitcoinedge.org/ https://telaviv2019.scalingbitcoin.org/ https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0039.md https://github.com/unchained-capital/hermit https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-July/016189.html https://www.coindesk.com/what-happened-when-a-secret-bitcoin-key-went-public SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:26:35
September 22, 2019
SLP107 Jeremy Welch & Jameson Lopp - Casa Wealth Security Protocol
Jeremy Welch (CEO Casa) and Jameson Lopp (CTO Casa) re join me in this episode to talk about Casa Wealth Security Protocol and Casa Keymaster. We talk about various points related to securing your Bitcoin: Design Principles and Decisions Key risks Casa Keymaster and Basic Multi Sig set up Multi sig, multi location, multi device Going seedless Privacy Roadmap Casa, Jeremy and Jameson links: Casa Wealth Security Protocol: https://keys.casa/wealth-security-protocol/ Casa Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasaHODL Jeremy Welch: https://twitter.com/jeremyrwelch Jameson Lopp: https://twitter.com/lopp Bitcoin page: https://www.lopp.net/ SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:04:21
September 18, 2019
SLP106 Diogo Monica - Glacier Protocol and Anchorage
Glacier Protocol is widely regarded as one of the best ways for an individual to secure their bitcoins. Who better to join me than the Project Lead and Maintainer of Glacier Protocol? Diogo Monica, Co Founder and President of Anchorage, and Project Lead of Glacier Protocol joins me in this episode to talk about: Diogo’s background on computer security Glacier Protocol design decisions Glacier Protocol overview and step through Key features Taking security to the next level with Anchorage for institutional clients Diogo Monica, Glacier Protocol and Anchorage Links: Glacier Protocol: https://glacierprotocol.org/ Anchorage: https://anchorage.com/ Diogo Monica’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/diogomonica SLP Bitcoin Custody Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-bitcoin-custody-series Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
51:35
September 9, 2019
SLP105 Justin Moon & Stepan Snigirev - DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet and Multi Signature
Justin Moon (BUIDL Bootcamp) and Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance) rejoin me in this episode to talk about creating your own Bitcoin Hardware Wallet, and setting up Multi Signature with it. Justin and Stepan have been working on their respective projects relating to DIY Hardware Wallets, and multi signature. We talk about: Why you would make your own HW Wallet How much skill it takes and what the cost is The security of such a set up Compatibility with Bitcoin Core and standards How to build trust in the software How you can learn more and get involved DIY bitcoin hardware website: https://diybitcoinhardware.com Justin Moon links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_JustinMoon_ Build Bootcamp: https://buidlbootcamp.com/ Mooniversity: https://mooniversity.io/ HODL Bootcamp: https://hodlbootcamp.com/ Github: https://github.com/justinmoon Stepan Snigirev links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stepansnigirev CryptoAdvance: https://cryptoadvance.io/ Specter DIY hardware wallet (with shopping list): https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-diy Specter Desktop app: https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-desktop SLP Hardware Wallet Interview Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:06:05
September 3, 2019
SLP104 Douglas Bakkum and Jonas Schnelli - BitBox02 by Shift Cryptosecurity
Jonas Schnelli (Bitcoin Core Developer and Maintainer and Co Founder Shift Crypto) and Douglas Bakkum (CEO, Shift Cryptosecurity) join me in this episode to talk about the BitBox02 hardware wallet product from Shift Cryptosecurity based in Switzerland. We talk about: Why Shift Crypto was started Prior product, BitBox01 BitBox02 and how it works PSBT and Air gapping Privacy Multi Sig Bitcoin-only Shift Cryptosecurity Links: Shift Cryptosecurity: https://shiftcrypto.ch/ Jonas Schnelli: https://twitter.com/_jonasschnelli_ Douglas Bakkum: https://twitter.com/douglasbakkum Shift Cryptosecurity Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftCryptoHQ SLP Hardware Wallet Interview Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:11:17
August 30, 2019
SLP103 Charles Guillemet - Hardware Wallet Security and Hacking at Donjon Ledger
Charles Guillemet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, and also leading Ledger Donjon, joins me to talk about Bitcoin hardware wallet hacking. We talk about the attacks possible, the cost of these attacks, and defence against these attacks. You won’t want to miss this episode! Charles and Donjon Ledger links: Charles Twitter: https://twitter.com/P3b7_ Ledger Donjon Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonjonLedger Ledger Donjon github: https://ledger-donjon.github.io/ SLP Hardware Wallet Interview Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
58:03
August 28, 2019
SLP102 Jimmy Song & Alex Gladstein - The Little Bitcoin Book
Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book. This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends! It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important. Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family. Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-ebook/dp/B07W957N7T/ Alex Gladstein’s The Moral Case for Lightning:  https://medium.com/@alexgladstein/the-moral-case-for-lightning-a-global-private-payment-network-9b232019a75b Jimmy Song Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimmysong Alex Gladstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/gladstein Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me
1:02:58
August 26, 2019
SLP101 Rodolfo Novak - Coldcard by Coinkite
Rodolfo Novak (CEO CoinKite) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the Coldcard from Coinkite. We talk about: Why he made the Coldcard Basic features of the Coldcard Bitcoiner support for the Coldcard Multi signature with Coldcard WalletsRecovery.org Rodolfo Novak and Coldcard links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Coinkite website: https://coinkite.com/  (CODE: LIVERA for 5% off) Coldcard documentation: https://coldcardwallet.com/docs/ Coldcard telegram chat: https://t.me/coldcard Wallets Recovery site: https://walletsrecovery.org/ Matt Odell (TFTC) Coldcard walkthrough video: https://youtu.be/sM2uhyROpAQ SLP Hardware Wallet Interview Series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Manning Publications (code: LIVERA for 40% off): http://mng.bz/07rW Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2
1:01:16
August 24, 2019
SLP100 Pavol Rusnak (Stick) - Trezor One and Model T by SatoshiLabs
Pavol Rusnak aka Stick, CTO of SatoshiLabs (the company behind Trezor) joins me in this episode to talk about his journey creating the world’s first bitcoin hardware wallet. We talk about: Making the world’s first bitcoin hardware wallet SLIP39 and Shamir’s secret sharing Multi signature support Airgapping Privacy Bitcoin-only firmware FIDO2 authentication Pavol Rusnak and Trezor links: Pavol’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pavolrusnak  Trezor website: https://trezor.io/ (PROMO CODE: SLP100 for discount, valid for one week) Trezor Twitter:  https://twitter.com/trezor  Trezor Github:  https://github.com/trezor  SLIP 39 github: https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0039.md  Trezor article: Is your passphrase strong enough?: https://blog.trezor.io/is-your-passphrase-strong-enough-d687f44c63af  Coldbit article re: BIP39 passphrase length: https://coldbit.com/can-bip-39-passphrase-be-cracked/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications (code: LIVERA for 40% off): http://mng.bz/07rW Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:06:51
August 19, 2019
SLP99 Andrew Chow - Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT
Andrew Chow, Bitcoin Core developer at Blockstream joins me in this episode to talk about his work on HWI - Hardware Wallet Interface and PSBT - Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions. We discuss the benefits of PSBT and Hardware Wallet Interface in making Bitcoin’s user interface better for users who want to do multi sig or interact with hardware wallets using Bitcoin Core.  We talk: Andrew’s background Why PSBT (Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions) is needed HWI - Hardware Wallet Interface Output descriptors Derivation paths Use of PSBT for CoinJoining and Multi-Sig Where HWI is going from here Andrew Chow Links and other links discussed in episode: Andrew Chow Twitter: https://twitter.com/achow101  Andrew’s Stack Exchange account: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/users/48884/andrew-chow  Andrew Chow Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/achow101  Bitcoin-Core HWI github link: https://github.com/bitcoin-core/HWI  PSBT: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/psbt.md  Stack Exchange - Pieter Wuille answer on output descriptors: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/89281  Output descriptors link: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/descriptors.md  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications (code: LIVERA for 40% off): http://mng.bz/07rW Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:17:11
August 15, 2019
SLP98 Rusty Russell and Joe Netti - Can Lightning Network Scale to a Million Channels?
So Bitcoin’s Lightning Network exists and works today. Can it scale up to a million channels? Rusty Russell (Blockstream Elements Project, working on c-lightning and the Lightning Spec) and Joe Netti (recently interned at Blockstream) join me to talk about their work on the Million Channels Project. We talk about: Why the Project was started Set up  Regtest and Gossip Routing Optimisations needed An update on c-lightning Links: Million Channel Blockstream results post: https://eng.blockstream.com/2019/06/24/letting-channels-bloom/  Million Channels Project Github: https://github.com/rustyrussell/million-channels-project  Million Channel Project proposal: https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/proposal-the-million-channel-lightning-project-d8c34666d6d4  Rusty links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rusty_twit  Github: https://github.com/rustyrussell  Prior appearance SLP23: https://stephanlivera.com/episode/23/  Joe Netti links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeNetti  GitHub: https://github.com/nettijoe96 Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Breez Tech: http://breez.technology  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:07:01
August 12, 2019
SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks
Michael Flaxman, Bitcoin Educator and Developer joins me in this episode (part of the SLP Hardware Wallet Interview series) to talk about the current state of Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This episode is a must listen to learn the differences between some of the current popular Hardware Wallets, and give you a framework on how to think about Hardware Wallet security. This will help you think more clearly about how to secure your own bitcoins.  We talk: The current state of hardware wallets Multi signature is additive Why you should use Testnet Secure elements PSBT Backups Shamir’s secret sharing Michael Flaxman links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mflaxman  Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Comparison site: https://bitcoin-hardware-wallet.github.io/  Personal website: https://www.michaelflaxman.com/  Thread on Bitcoin HW Wallets: https://twitter.com/mflaxman/status/1146813021232226306  SLP Hardware Wallet Series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications: http://mng.bz/07rW  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:53:09
August 8, 2019
SLP96 Max Hillebrand - Bitcoin Hardware Wallets for Newbies
Max Hillebrand, Bitcoin educator and World Crypto Net broadcaster joins me in this newbie episode to target about good practices with Hardware wallets and what we should think about. We talk: Why you should not leave your bitcoins on an exchange How to think about Hardware Wallets Recommended practices with Hardware wallets and self custody Next steps for learning Max Hillebrand links Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax  World Crypto Net: https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldCryptoNetwork  Max’s Personal website: https://towardsliberty.com/  HODL Hotline (bitcoin consulting from Max): https://hodlhotline.com/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:01:59
August 6, 2019
SLP95 Aleks Svetski - Clashing Visions
Aleks Svetski (CEO and co-founder Amber) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the clash of visions: Trading or HODLing  Buying with a lump sum or DCA - Dollar Cost Averaging Mindsets around DCA Libra vs USD vs Bitcoin Belief systems Aleks and Amber links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alekssvetski  Amber: https://amber.app  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
53:16
August 4, 2019
SLP94 Roy Sheinfeld - Lightning Network Services for the Masses
Roy Sheinfeld, CEO of Breez Technology joins me to talk about his view of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We touch on a number of topics: Roy’s background in Bitcoin Why he’s excited about Lightning Network and what problems it can solve How the Lightning Network will evolve with Lightning Service Providers What he’s doing with Breez Tech and the Breez app Neutrino filtering Roy Sheinfeld links: Breez Tech Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breez_Tech  Breez Technology:  https://breez.technology/  Breez Telegram: https://t.me/breez_lightning  Roy’s article “Lightning at the end of the Tunnel” https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-overcoming-bitcoins-ux-challenges-5738171c759e  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications (use code: LIVERA for 40% off all items): https://www.manning.com/  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:02:50
July 31, 2019
SLP93 Raoul Pal - Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin
Raoul Pal (CEO RealVision and Global Macro Investor) joins me in this episode to discuss the Global Macro risks that he sees, and his perspective on Bitcoin. We talk about the stage of the business cycle that we are in, problems faced by individuals and corporates, and Raoul’s views on Bitcoin.  Raoul Pal and Realvision links: Raoul twitter: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI  Realvision link: http://realvision.com/free  Raoul tweet thread: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1147878009870983169  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
59:06
July 29, 2019
SLP92 Britt Kelly - BTCPayServer documentation, translation & Newbie tips
Britt Kelly joins me for the fourth and final episode in the BTCPayServer interview series.  Britt and I chat about: Getting into Bitcoin and BTCPayServer What you can learn by contributing Documentation of BTCPay Translation of BTCPay Tips for newbies Reflections on being a female in Bitcoin and open source Britt Kelly links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/britttttkelly  Britt Kelly Donation page: https://btcps0.com/apps/2CCRTE84cnbSyEsJVvDxsqq9uUJV/pos  SLP BTCPayServer series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
53:24
July 25, 2019
SLP91 Kukks - BTCPayServer architecture and BTC transmuter
Episode 3 in the BTCPayServer series! Kukks, BTCPayServer developer and contributor joins me in this episode to talk about his work. We talk about the way BTCPayServer is structured, and also about the BTC Transmuter (aka fiat bridge), enabling merchants to take Bitcoin payment via BTCPayServer, but receive fiat through an interface with a Bitcoin exchange.  We talk: BTCPayServer Architecture BTC Transmuter (taking BTC and converting into fiat for the merchant) Contributing to BTCPayServer Kukks links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrKukks  Github: https://github.com/kukks  Donate page: https://donate.kukks.org/  SLP BTCPayServer series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
45:41
July 21, 2019
SLP90 Pavlenex - BTCPayServer for Merchants
Episode 2 of the SLP BTCPayServer series! Pavlenex (BTCPayServer contributor and Operator of BitcoinShirt.co) joins me to talk about his journey in becoming a bitcoiner, and becoming a BTCPayServer contributor. We talk: How BTCPayServer helps a merchant accept Bitcoin Creating BTCPayServer Guides Cost of running BTCPayServer BTCPayServer misconceptions BTCPayServer with Lightning Network BTCPayServer Merchant Directory See the other interviews in the series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/   Pavlenex links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pavlenex  Website: https://bitcoinshirt.co/  BTCPayServer Misconceptions: https://blog.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-misconceptions/ BTCPay vs Third Party Processor https://docs.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-basics/btcpayvsothers Infographic for common merchants problem https://twitter.com/BtcpayServer/status/1097931640494608389 Third-Party hosts https://docs.btcpayserver.org/deployment/thirdpartyhosting Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:01:05
July 18, 2019
SLP89 Rockstar Dev - BTCPayServer, Tor crowdfunding, and Rockstarism
Rockstar Developer joins me to talk about his experiences in open source development, working on BTCPayServer, Tor crowdfunding, and his philosophy of Rockstarism.  We talk:  Open source vs closed source development BTCPayServer and the community BTCPayServer benefits Tor crowdfunding Rockstarism philosophy Experiences with hyperinflation Rockstar and BTCPayServer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/r0ckstardev  BTCPayServer:  https://btcpayserver.org/  Tor Crowdfunding project: https://bitcoinfortor.torproject.net/  SLP BTCPayServer series link: SLP BTCPayServer series page: https://stephanlivera.com/?p=1228 Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
53:58
July 15, 2019
SLP88 Conner Brown - Bitcoin is Money, not Payments
Conner Brown joins me in this episode to talk about his journey of learning about Bitcoin and why Bitcoin should be thought of as money, not payments. We talk about: How he came to learn about Bitcoin His journey coming from the Bcash world view to the Bitcoiner view  Common pitfalls in learning or reasoning about Bitcoin Dealing with Ripplecoin shills Conner Brown links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_  Article - Bitcoin has no intrinsic value: https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-has-no-intrinsic-value-and-thats-great-e6994adbfe0f  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ministryofnodes  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan 
57:45
July 14, 2019
SLP87 Per Bylund - The Problem of Production
Assistant Professor and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise at Oklahoma State University, at the OSU School of Entrepreneurship, and Fellow at the Mises Institute - Per Bylund joins me in this episode to talk about his book on the theory of the firm: What was wrong with the theory of the firm before Firms as islands of productivity Capital Theory What happens to firms over time Per Bylund links: Per Bylund Twitter:https://twitter.com/PerBylund  The Problem of Production Book: https://www.amazon.com/Problem-Production-Routledge-Heterodox-Economics/dp/1848935293  Per Bylund website: http://www.perbylund.com/  Earlier episode with Per SLP38: https://stephanlivera.com/episode/38  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ministryofnodes  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan 
54:18
July 10, 2019
SLP86 PlanB - Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening?
SLP86 PlanB - Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening?  PlanB rejoins me in this anticipated follow up episode discussing his stock to flow data modelling of Bitcoin’s valuation. The first episode was hotly downloaded and discussed online, so this time we talk about whether the recent bullish price action is a reflection of speculators front running the May 2020 Bitcoin block subsidy halving. Don’t miss this episode! Response to the first episode Stock to flow multiple Front running the halving The 1% BTC, 99% Cash portfolio Bitcoin and commodities Future pathways for institutional investment PlanB links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/100trillionusd  Medium:  https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:21:25
July 5, 2019
SLP85 Sergej Kotliar - Building Bitcoin’s Circular Economy
Sergej Kotliar (CEO Bitrefill) rejoins me in this episode recorded at Bitcoin2019 Conference in San Francisco to talk about his views on the ‘store of value first’ narrative in Bitcoin. Is there a need to build a Bitcoin circular economy now? Sergej also offers some reflections on the situation with the bitcoin fee market, and provides an update on what’s happening at Bitrefill.  Topics: “SoV first” vs building the bitcoin circular economy  Bitcoin Twitter is not representative of Bitcoin Dealing with taxes and capital gains on bitcoin Being the best ‘bitcoin guy’ for your family and friends The fee market in bitcoin and how it may evolve over time Bitrefill services, particularly Lightning Network related Sergej Kotliar links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ziggamon  Bitrefill: https://www.bitrefill.com/  Bitrefill twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Bloom Audio: https://bloomaudio.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:04:09
July 2, 2019
SLP84 Stepan Snigirev - Quantum Computing Threat to Bitcoin and Next Generation Bitcoin Hardware Wallets
Stepan Snigirev, Quantum Physicist and CTO of CryptoAdvance joins me in this episode to talk about the Quantum threat to Bitcoin, and we also talk about Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This interview was recorded in person in San Francisco just prior to the Bitcoin2019 conference.  Topics covered: What Bitcoin’s security relies on Why the Quantum Computing threat against Bitcoin is overblown How long until it might be a realistic consideration Challenges faced by Bitcoin Hardware wallets today What could be done better in future CoinJoining and Lightning on a Hardware wallet CryptoAdvance Stepan links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StepanSnigirev  Crypto Advance: https://cryptoadvance.io/  Crypto Advance twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptoadvance  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:03:09
June 30, 2019
SLP83 Conner Fromknecht - Bitcoin Lightning Watchtowers in depth
 Conner Fromknecht Head of Cryptographic Engineering at Lightning Labs, joins me to go in depth on Bitcoin Lightning Watchtowers. Understand how Bitcoin’s Lightning Network keeps channel participants honest and how Watchtowers can help: How Lightning Network’s punishment model works without watchtowers Where watchtowers come in and how they work Why watchtowers can’t steal your bitcoins Scalability of watchtowers Privacy Funding and operation model LND v0.7 features Conner Fromknecht links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitconner Github: https://github.com/cfromknecht  Lightning Labs website (Developer Slack sign up link on this page): https://lightning.engineering/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:00:17
June 24, 2019
SLP82 Alena Vranova - Data privacy in a digital age
Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at Casa joins me in this episode to talk about the challenges we’re all facing with keeping our data secure, as well as what Casa are doing.  We talk:  Privacy horrors around the world #MyDataMyLife campaign What individuals can do to protect their privacy How businesses can change their practices Casa and their approach to customer data Alena Vranova links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alenasatoshi  Casa: https://keys.casa/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
55:46
June 21, 2019
SLP81 Dan Held - Why Bitcoin’s Security is Fine
Dan Held, Co-Founder of Interchange rejoins me in this episode to talk about the long term security of Bitcoin as it transitions to transaction fee (away from block subsidy). We discuss whether this will be a problem, or whether Bitcoin will be OK.  Basic statement of the concern The modelling behind why Dan believes Bitcoin’s security is fine The increasing ‘weight’ of a bitcoin transaction How bitcoin usage will evolve in the future Value of Bitcoin conference reflections e.g. is Proof of Work wasteful or environmentally destructive Dan Held Links: Dan Held Twitter: https://twitter.com/danheld Bitcoin’s Security is Fine article: https://blog.picks.co/bitcoins-security-is-fine-93391d9b61a8?gi=2fa1fafbf5b4  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
58:05
June 20, 2019
SLP80 Richard Myers - Bitcoin Incentivised Mesh Networking with Lot49
Richard Myers of Gotenna and Global Mesh Labs joins me to talk about a new way to improve mesh networking with the use of bitcoin payments to provide incentive for message and packet routing. We talk: What the problem is with the current set up of the internet and current mesh networking What the Lot49 proposal is How it works Risks and challenges to be faced What happens next Richard Myers Links: Richard Myers twitter: https://twitter.com/remyers_  Global Mesh Labs twitter: https://twitter.com/globalmeshlabs  Global Mesh Labs site: https://globalmeshlabs.org/  Lot49 Protocol Whitepaper: https://global-mesh-labs.gitbook.io/lot49/ Global Mesh Labs Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/HvhpZhT_q4VYUgXm5hOFGA Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact (advertising queries or general feedback): stephanlivera@pm.me 
57:14
June 17, 2019
SLP79 Misir Mahmudov - Bitcoin, Inequality & Morals
Misir Mahmudov (Bitcoin writer and working Operations at Adaptive Capital) joins me in this episode to talk: How he learned about Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Recommendations for listeners who want to learn more His thesis on the closure of the gold window and impacts on inequality Bitcoin and Morals The role of Satoshi Misir links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/misir_mahmudov  Medium: https://medium.com/@misir_mahmudov  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact (advertising queries or general feedback): stephanlivera@pm.me 
58:18
June 15, 2019
SLP78 Samourai Wallet - Welcome to the Dojo
A co-founder of the Bitcoin privacy focused wallet, Samourai Wallet, rejoins the show in this fantastic episode to talk about the many updates since last time on the show (SLP29): Getting funding from Cypherpunk Holdings Release of Dojo software - open sourcing Samourai Wallet server backend Collaboration with the nodl team for official Dojo Hardware Whirlpool (Coinjoin) mixing Other features and what to look out for - Stonewallx2, Stowaway, Ricochet Samourai Wallet Links: Samourai Wallet website: https://samouraiwallet.com/ Samourai Wallet Twitter: https://twitter.com/samouraiwallet  Samourai Wallet Telegram chat group: https://t.me/SamouraiWallet Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
1:00:58
June 10, 2019
SLP77 Kalle Rosenbaum - Grokking Bitcoin: it’s not just for developers
Kalle Rosenbaum (author, developer and bitcoin consultant) joins me in this episode to discuss his new book, Grokking Bitcoin. We talk: The process of writing this book David Harding’s foreword Some cryptography basics Different Bitcoin transaction types How nodes communicate Bitcoin upgrades, and bitcoin forks Kalle Rosenbaum links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kallerosenbaum  (40% DISCOUNT CODE: podsliv19) Grokking Bitcoin book: https://www.manning.com/books/grokking-bitcoin  Sponsor link: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
47:41
June 7, 2019
SLP76 Vijay Boyapati - Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0
Vijay Boyapati, Bitcoin economic commentator, joins me to talk about: Monetary stages of evolution Merchant adoption of Bitcoin to receive payment - is it 2013 all over again?  Facebook Crypto Horizontal “Crypto” vs Vertical Bitcoin businesses Why Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0 Vijay links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/real_vijay/  Bitcoin ‘Horizontal vs vertical’ thread: https://twitter.com/real_vijay/status/1128893146807488512  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe to the Podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email for podcast advertising enquiries: stephanlivera@pm.me 
54:59
June 3, 2019
SLP75 Giacomo Zucco - There is only one Bitcoin (Newbie episode)
Giacomo joins me again in this episode to explain for newbies why there is only one Bitcoin. We cover common points of confusion that newbies and outsiders to Bitcoin may not grasp: Forks of Bitcoin Semantics and word games Traps to avoid Giacomo link: Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera  Tallycoin for Bitcoin/Lightning donations: https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/ 
1:08:33
May 31, 2019
SLP74 Wiz - Bitcoiners vs Shitcoiners
Wiz, Bitcoin OG from Tokyo (and creator of the “Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner” browser extension) joins me in this episode to discuss his career, how to build your own ISP, and also, a new way to help mitigate social attacks on Bitcoin. We talk:  Importance of self sovereignty for Bitcoiners How to set up your own ISP VPNs Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner browser extension Wiz’s work with Hive.one and setting up his projects, “Bitcoin Wizards”, and “Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner” How this can help mitigate social attacks Wiz links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/wiz  (Coming soon) Bitcoin Wizards: www.bitcoin-wizards.com Bitcoin Wizards twitter: https://twitter.com/Bitcoin_Wizards  (Coming soon) Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner? www.bitcoiner-or-shitcoiner.com Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinerOrShit  Hive: https://hive.one/  Bitcoin-Only website: https://bitcoin-only.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera  Tallycoin for Bitcoin/Lightning donations: https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
1:00:18
May 28, 2019
SLP73 Tamas Blummer - Rust-Bitcoin, Threats to Bitcoin & Bitcoin Data Science
Tamas Blummer, Bitcoin developer and entrepreneur with a long and respected background in Bitcoin joins me in this must-listen, wide ranging episode to talk about:  Rust-Bitcoin projects Threats to bitcoin: Soft fork threats and protocol ossification Incentivised re-orgs of Bitcoin’s blockchain Central Bank Digital Currencies and Negative Interest rates Bitcoin data science Liveliness measure Work with Adamant Capital Tamas Blummer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamasBlummer  Github: https://github.com/tamasblummer  Medium blogs by Tamas: https://medium.com/@tamas.blummer/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
58:00
May 23, 2019
SLP72 Eric Voskuil - Fractional or Full Reserve Banking? and Jurisdictional Arbitrage
Eric Voskuil (lead developer of libbitcoin and Cryptoeconomics author) joins me to talk about his views on Austrian economics, Murray Rothbard, Fractional vs Full Reserve Banking. We also chat about “Jurisdictional Arbitrage” from his Cryptoeconomics github pages.  Eric Voskuil links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/evoskuil  Cryptoeconomics pages: https://github.com/libbitcoin/libbitcoin-system/wiki/Cryptoeconomics  Libbitcoin: https://libbitcoin.org/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:07:15
May 20, 2019
SLP71 Stephan Livera - Intro to Bitcoin Austrian thought
On listener request, I fly solo for this episode to give Bitcoin newbies and Bitcoin intermediate listeners an overview on 'Bitcoin Austrian' thought. Learn why students of the Austrian school of economics are well placed to understand Bitcoin: How money arises on the market as most saleable good Why Bitcoin isn't a scam 'Intrinsic value' Blockchains and social scalability Bitcoin and Austrian thinkers worth listening to and reading Make sure you share this episode with your friends who are struggling to understand Bitcoin!  Links:  Vijay Boyapati The Bullish Case for Bitcoin: https://medium.com/@vijayboyapati/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1  Nakamoto Institute Crash Course in Bitcoin Political Economy: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/crash-course/ Saifedean Ammous The Bitcoin Standard: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/1119473861 Mises Institute: https://mises.org/ Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
58:01
May 15, 2019
SLP70 Matt Odell - Putting Bitcoin into practice for noobs
Matt Odell, Bitcoin podcast co-host of the Rabbit Hole Recap joins me in this fun episode to talk about ways Bitcoiners can put theory into practice. Along the way we chat:  Challenges in educating noobs Common pitfalls and scams Approaches to take going forward How to avoid scams to come in the future Matt Odell links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/matt_odell  TFTC podcast: http://tftc.io/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:03:13
May 6, 2019
SLP69 Saifedean Ammous - How governments could kill Bitcoin and Bitcoin scenarios
Saifedean Ammous, Bitcoin economist and author of seminal book, The Bitcoin Standard, joins me in this episode. We talk about some of his recent research: How governments could try to kill Bitcoin  Why fiat money hyperinflation is not that likely Why we can’t simply disregard gold Thoughts on stock to flow modelling Research Bulletins going forward Saifedean links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/saifedean/  Research bulletin: http://saifedean.com/research  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:01:47
April 29, 2019
SLP68 Joost Jager - Lightning Loop Out/In, and Lightning Network Criticisms
Joost Jager, Lightning Network Infrastructure Engineer at Lightning Labs, joins me in this episode to talk about Lightning Loop Out and In. We also discuss some of the recent criticisms of the Lightning Network by Peter Rizun. We talk:  How Lightning Loop helps you manage inbound liquidity, or pay with BTC on chain to get outgoing capacity on a lightning channel Practical uses of Lightning Loop technology Some of the technicals behind how Lightning Loop e.g. hodlinvoice Thoughts and responses to Peter Rizun's criticisms of the Lightning Network Joost Jager links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/joostjgr  Loop Out post: https://blog.lightning.engineering/technical/posts/2019/04/15/loop-out-in-depth.html  Lightning Labs: https://lightning.engineering/index.html#home  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
53:04
April 20, 2019
SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) - Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques
Plan B (@100trillionUSD), operator of a well known pseudonymous twitter account joins me for discussion on modelling the incredible value of Bitcoin. Don’t miss this discussion on data modelling, finance and investing in Bitcoin!  We talk: Influences in terms of Bitcoin Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity Impact of the halving Challenges and problems with modelling Bitcoin Finance and Investing theory and practice applied to Bitcoin Plan B / @100trillionUSD Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/100trillionUSD  Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity - https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25 Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:01:57
April 15, 2019
SLP66 James O’Beirne - The truth about ‘power’ in Bitcoin
James O’Beirne, Bitcoin Core Engineer at Chaincode Labs joins me in this episode to talk about the real nature of ‘power’ and control within Bitcoin. It’s not as simple as it might first seem! We talk about:  Differing conceptions of ‘power’ in Bitcoin Peer to peer network governance Bitcoin Core development Assume utxo James O’Beirne links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesob  Github: https://github.com/jamesob  Chaincode labs: https://chaincode.com/  Discussed in episode:  2019 Draft Paper by Angela Walch: Deconstructing 'Decentralization': Exploring the Core Claim of Crypto Systems - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3326244  WBD089 - Angela Walch appearance on What Bitcoin Did podcast - https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/critiquing-bitcoin-with-angela-walch  Assumeutxo: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016825.html  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
57:45
April 10, 2019
SLP65 Nik Bhatia: Bitcoin Lightning Reference Rate and Node Accrual Rate
Nik Bhatia CFA charter holder and Bitcoin-native financial theorist joins me for discussion on the Lightning Network Interest Rate (LNRR) - a concept on how Bitcoin Lightning Network participants can earn an interest through routing fees earned on the Lightning Network. We talk: Background on Lightning Network and LNRR Node Accrual Rate (NAR) How LNRR and NAR will change with coming Lightning technology Challenges to the concept as is How it will evolve over time Nik Bhatia links: Nik Bhatia twitter: https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc  Nik Bhatia Medium page: https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc  Article - The Lightning Network Reference Rate: https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-lightning-network-reference-rate-98e41a9dadfa  Also discussed: BitMEX Routing Fee Economics -   https://blog.bitmex.com/the-lightning-network-part-2-routing-fee-economics/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
56:50
April 4, 2019
SLP64 Tuur Demeester - What is Bitcoin Worth? A Bitcoin Valuation Framework
Tuur Demeester, Bitcoin/Macro Investor and Writer, and Founding Partner of Adamant Capital joins us in a very important macro-economic and investment discussion on how to assess Bitcoin’s value through its past and into the future. Bitcoin Outlook and Phases Historical Bitcoin Valuation ideas New Bitcoin Valuation ideas  Bitcoin Full Reserve Banking Tuur and Adamant Capital Links:  Tuur Demeester Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester  Adamant Capital Research Sign up Link: https://mailchi.mp/adamantcapitalfund.com/research_updates  Adamant Capital website: https://www.adamantcapitalfund.com/  Adamant Capital article “A Primer on Bitcoin Investor Sentiment and Changes in Saving Behavior”: https://medium.com/@adamant_capital/a-primer-on-bitcoin-investor-sentiment-and-changes-in-saving-behavior-a5fb70109d32  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
59:38
March 30, 2019
SLP63 LightningK0ala - Bitcoin and Lightning enabled online gaming
LightningK0ala joins us to talk about his new Bitcoin Lightning powered online gaming venture, Koala Studio. We talk:  How he got into Lightning development Experiences with Satoshi’s Place What he’s doing with Koala Studio Future opportunities with Bitcoin Lightning gaming Wishlist for Bitcoin Lightning development Lightning K0ala and Koala Studio links:  Lightning Koala twitter: https://twitter.com/@Lightningk0ala  Koala Studio website: http://koalastud.io/  Koala Studio twitter: https://twitter.com/koalastud_io  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
51:11
March 28, 2019
SLP62 Rodolfo Novak - Keeping Bitcoin Cypherpunk
Rodolfo Novak, Founder of Coinkite joins me to discuss ways to keep Bitcoin in line with its true cypherpunk values:  Decentralizing Bitcoin’s communication networks Alternative methods of sending, receiving, verifying Bitcoin transactions Radio transmissions Coinkite and physical bitcoin products Rodolfo Novak links: Rodolfo Novak twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk  Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/  Coinkite twitter: https://twitter.com/Coinkite  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
59:01
March 27, 2019
SLP61 David Bailey - Refocusing on Bitcoin
David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media (yBitcoin, Bitcoin Magazine, Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network) joins me in this wide ranging conversation about Bitcoin over the years, and Bitcoin media:  Journey over the years Getting into Bitcoin media Problems with ‘enterprise blockchain’ The ‘path back to Bitcoin’ for some people/companies Bitcoin Magazine and the switch to Bitcoin focus Bitcoin 2019 Conference - San Francisco June 2019 David Bailey links: David Bailey twitter: https://twitter.com/davidfbailey  yBitcoin: https://www.ybitcoin.com/  Bitcoin Magazine; https://bitcoinmagazine.com/  Let’s Talk Bitcoin: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/  Bitcoin 2019 Conference: https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com/  Sponsor link: Lolli - Earn Bitcoin When you Shop: https://lolli.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
58:01
March 23, 2019
SLP60 Askuwheteau & Ketominer of nodl - Plug and Play Bitcoin Lightning Nodes
Askuwheteau and Ketominer of the nodl.it team join me to talk about the ‘plug and play’ Bitcoin Lightning full node hardware they are creating. We discuss:  Bitcoin full node philosophy Why they started a company How to set up a Nodl device Comparison with other plug and play node products Future features coming Askuwheteau, Ketominer & nodl links: Askuwheteau’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAskuwheteau  Ketominer’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ketominer nodl Twitter: https://twitter.com/nodl_it  nodl website: https://www.nodl.it/  nodl official store: https://shop.lightning-solutions.eu Rise of the nodes medium post: article Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:01:37
March 19, 2019
SLP59 Christian Decker - Bitcoin Lightning Channel Factories
Dr Christian Decker of Blockstream, one of the world’s leading experts on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, joins Stephan to talk in-depth about Bitcoin Lightning Channel Factories and Multi Party Channels. We talk about: Why Channel Factories might be desirable in the future Basic Overview Technical breakdown Risks Interaction with other Bitcoin/Lightning technology Technical Requirements Future Outlook on Lightning Network Christian Decker Links: Christian Decker Twitter: https://twitter.com/snyke  Christian Decker Github: https://github.com/cdecker  Blockstream: https://blockstream.com/  Scalable Funding of Bitcoin Micropamyne Channel Networks Paper: https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/a20a865ce40d40c8f942cf206a7cba96/Scalable_Funding_Of_Blockchain_Micropayment_Networks%20(1).pdf  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
1:02:03
March 14, 2019
SLP58 Chris Belcher - Defending Bitcoin Privacy
Chris Belcher, Bitcoin Privacy OG (JoinMarket, Electrum Personal Server) joins me in this must listen episode on Bitcoin Privacy fundamentals. Chris talks about multiple ways you can be deanonymised, as well as countermeasures available. We then talk more broadly about Bitcoin Privacy techniques.  How your Bitcoin privacy can be broken Different mechanisms and tools to defend your privacy in 2019 Chain analysis and what it relies on Jo