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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SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft – How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed?
How many Bitcoins are being HODLed? Bitcoin’s nature allows some level  of investigation and analysis, and it’s possible to see how many coins  are moving. Rafael Schultze-Kraft, CTO of Glassnode joins me on the show  to discuss some of the insights he’s been sharing. Rafael links: Twitter: @n3ocortex Website: glassnode.com Thread Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital (use code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
41:33
July 8, 2020
SLP189 Ragnar Lifthrasir Should You Spend Bitcoin Now?
There’s a lot of heated discussion about Bitcoin HODLing vs Spending,  the circular economy, and what actions build on Bitcoin’s censorship  resistance. Ragnar Lifthrasir of Guns N Bitcoin joins me for a  discussion on this topic. Ragnar links: Twitter: @ragnarly Site: Gunsnbitcoin.com Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
38:47
July 5, 2020
SLP188 Dan Held – Does Bitcoin Need Marketing?
Does Bitcoin Need Marketing and marketers? Does it need influencers?  What kinds of strategies are appropriate across different channels? Dan  Held, Director of Business Development at Kraken joins me to discuss. Dan Held links: Twitter: @danheld Article: Bitcoin’s Marketing Team Website: danheld.com Relevant prior episodes: SLP34 Dan Held – Bitcoin Heroes, Villains, Survival, and Capitulation SLP81 Dan Held – Why Bitcoin’s Security is Fine Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
45:04
July 1, 2020
SLP187 John Cantrell - Bruteforcing Bitcoin Seeds
John Cantrell, Bitcoin developer joins me to talk about how he  cracked Alistair Milne’s social media bitcoin challenge. With the first 8  words of the seed, John was able to crack a 12 word seed using a  cluster of GPU’s. John is also the creator of Juggernaut, a lightning  messaging app. John links: Twitter: @JohnCantrell97 Article: How I checked over 1 trillion mnemonics in 30 hours to win a bitcoin Juggernaut: getjuggernaut.com Sponsors: Swan Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital (code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
45:07
June 30, 2020
SLP186 Joseph Salerno – Bitcoin and How Money Arises
Dr Joseph Salerno, Academic VP of Mises Institute joins me in this  episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin, monetary velocity, how money  emerges on the market and more. Joseph Salerno links: Twitter: @jtsale Mises Institute: mises.org Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital code: LIVERA Relevant prior episodes: SLP51 Dr Guido Hülsmann – Austrian Monetary Economics & Bitcoin SLP45 Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute SLP169 Jeff Deist – Bitcoin & Acting Locally Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
59:59
June 29, 2020
SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is
Many people are confused about Bitcoin. Is it for transactional  payments, or should we view it as something closer to Digital Gold or  savings? Regular guest Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk  about this. We also talk: Common errors in conceiving of Bitcoin Risks with custodial and KYC Updated thoughts on prior article re: Credit Deflation CHAZ Vijay links: Twitter: @real_vijay Article: Bullish Case for Bitcoin Recent twitter thread Prior episodes: SLP2 – How Bitcoin ‘Mentally Captures’ people with Vijay Boyapati SLP17 – Bitmain, Bcash, Facebook Crypto rumours, and reframing scarcity with Vijay Boyapati SLP40 Vijay Boyapati – Why credit deflation is more likely than mass inflation  SLP76 Vijay Boyapati- Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0 Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Bitcoin Lessons Stephan Livera: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
59:14
June 24, 2020
SLP184 Alessandro Cecere – Bitcoin Nodes in Venezuela
Alessandro Cecere (aka el Sultan Bitcoin), CEO of Coinspree joins me to  talk about his experiences growing up in Venezuela, and his passion for  spreading bitcoin. Alessandro Cecere links: Twitter: @elsultanBitcoin Coinspree: coinspree.com Relevant prior episodes: SLP143 Eduardo Gomez – Bitcoin as a source of truth in Venezuela SLP175 Matt Ahlborg – Bitcoin In the Developing World Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Coinfloor Cyphersafe.io Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:10:15
June 23, 2020
SLP183 Dennis Wohlfarth & Clinton Donnelly – Bitcoin Tax Strategies
Dennis Wohlfarth of Accointing & Clinton Donnelly of Donnelly Tax  Law join me to talk about Bitcoin tax treatment, and strategies to minimise tax. We chat about: Current tax treatment Capital Gains Tax Record keeping Tax strategies locally Tax strategies for those willing to go overseas International competition Links: Accointing: www.accointing.com (ref link – 10% discount) Donnelly Tax Law: Donnellytaxlaw.com  Accointing Twitter: @accointing Dennis Twitter: @WohlfarthDennis Clinton Twitter: @cryptotaxfixer Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
58:21
June 18, 2020
SLP182 Nick Neuman & Jameson Lopp - The Next 100 Million Bitcoin Users
Nick Neuman and Jameson Lopp, CEO and CTO of Casa join me to talk about updates at Casa, the world of multi signature, hardware wallets,  personal security and personal data in the age of increasing statism. Nick and Jameson links: Nick Twitter: @Nneuman Jameson Twitter: @lopp Casa: keys.casa Prior episodes: SLP26 – Building Bitcoin services to last, with Jeremy Welch of Casa SLP43 Jameson Lopp, Cypherpunk and CTO of Casa SLP107 Jeremy Welch & Jameson Lopp – Casa Wealth Security Protocol Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Bitcoin lessons Cypherwheel Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
59:41
June 16, 2020
SLP181 Preston Pysh – Bitcoin as Numeraire
Preston Pysh, co founder of The Investor’s Podcast network rejoins me to  talk about Bitcoin, inflation, bonds, and investing in a bitcoinised  world. Preston Pysh links: Twitter: @PrestonPysh The Investor’s Podcast: Theinvestorspodcast.com Prior SLP appearance: SLP109 Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:15:46
June 12, 2020
SLP180 Eric (iamTheCharacter) Bitcoin as Protest and Macro Solution
Eric eloquently spoke about Bitcoin as a macro solution on a live news broadcast from a protest near LA City Hall. I invited Eric on to discuss his views and his macro solution. We talk about his interest in Bitcoin, his RaspiBlitz node, his excitement for the lightning network, and bitcoin as a social movement. Eric links: Twitter: @iamTheCharacter Music: http://bit.ly/sospotify IG: @hiphopphilosophymovie Clip: https://twitter.com/nlebowitz1/status/1268002667042934786 New clip: https://twitter.com/iamTheCharacter/status/1269762148135100417 Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
47:30
June 10, 2020
SLP179 Ergo - Unwinding Bitcoin Coinjoins: Tumblers, Wasabi, JoinMarket
Ergo of OXT Research (Samourai Wallet team) joins me to talk about his latest research into the Lazarus group, and also unwinding Bitcoin Coinjoins - whether they are through custodial tumblers, Wasabi or JoinMarket. Ergo links: Twitter: @ergoBTC OXT Research The North Korean Connection Toxic Recall Attack - Unwinding JoinMarket Case Study Prior/relevant episodes: SLP130 Ergo Tracking PlusToken Scammers with White Hat Bitcoin Chain Analysis SLP149 Waxwing Is Consumerism at Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER SLP150 Samourai Wallet Make Every Bitcoin Spend a Coinjoin SLP165 Rafael Yakobi Should Coinjoin Users be flagged?  SLP167 Chris Belcher - What’s the Problem with Bitcoin Surveillance? Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Coinfloor BitcoinLessons.org Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:21:57
June 8, 2020
SLP178 6102 Bitcoin
6102 Bitcoin is a pseudonymous bitcoiner known for his contributions with various Bitcoin resources and how to sites, and infographics. He joins me for a discussion about bitcoin privacy, why he does this under a pseudonym, contributing in the Bitcoin space, Blockstream’s Liquid network and more. 6102 Bitcoin links: Twitter: @6102bitcoin Website: 6102bitcoin.com Bitcoin-intro.com Bitcoin-only.com Btcprivacy.org Bitcoin taint infographic Sven article Stop Calling for a Free Market in Money Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Bitcoinlessons Unchained Capital Cyphersafe.io Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Subscribe on YouTube: @stephanlivera Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:16:00
June 4, 2020
SLP177 Murch – Bitcoin Coin Selection
Murch joins me to talk about his work on Coin Selection, managing large  wallets! We’ll talk about fees, selecting coins, the blockspace market,  how you can think about optimising your wallet. Murch: Twitter: @murchandamus Bitcoin Stack Exchange: Murch Branch and Bound paper and coin selection strategies: Murch’s masters thesis Relevant episodes: SLP118 Mike Belshe, CEO BitGo 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
1:15:50
May 28, 2020
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 Bitco