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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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SLP47 Giacomo Zucco - Custodial LN, Altcoins, Financialisation, Attacks on Bitcoin

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SLP221 Joe Kelly And Dhruv Bansal - Should Your Business Hold Bitcoin? Unchained Business Accounts
What are the considerations for your business in holding bitcoin? Should you self custody with multi signature for improved security and control? Joe Kelly and Dhruv Bansal, CEO and CSO of Unchained Capital join me to chat. We talk: What business owners have to consider How to custody bitcoin Unchained Capital’s solution Coldcard Financialisation of computer networks Challenges of being a bitcoin company founder Joe and Dhruv Links: Twitter: @josephkelly Twitter: @dhruvbansal Unchained Capital Prior episodes: SLP113 Dhruv Bansal – Bitcoin Multisig & Hermit with Unchained Capital Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:02:34
October 21, 2020
SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein
Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean’s online seminar. Saifedean's Links: Twitter: @saifedean Saifedean.com Alex Gladstein's Links: Twitter: @gladstein Hrf.org Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:05:50
October 18, 2020
SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs
What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk about what they are, why they’re useful and how they work. Why Use DLCs over multisig? Trust and Privacy Funding and Contract Execution Transactions Oracles and associated problems Lightning DLCs DLC Spec Nadav‘s Links: Twitter: @nadav_kohen Suredbits Suredbits Blog Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:08:20
October 15, 2020
SLP218 Philip Haslam & Russ Lamberti - Debt Culture & When Money Destroys Nations
Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about: Where hyperinflation has happened before The culture of debt & entitlement Print and spend vs loan and spend The stages or ‘gorge moments’ Financial repression Liquidity obfuscation How might future hyperinflation episodes play out Links: Website: whenmoneydestroys.com Book:  When Money Destroys Nations Russell Lamberti: @RussLamberti Philip Haslam: @HaslamPhilip Book twitter: @WMDNbook Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:20:09
October 9, 2020
SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom
Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it. We chat about: Bitcoin’s use as reserve asset Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold Central Banking Welfare Statism Links: Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:26:58
October 7, 2020
SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club
Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk: Silicon Valley culture influences Teaching blockchain, then getting more into Bitcoin Being mentored by Bitcoin core developers Bitcoin PR Review club Map of the Bitcoin Network Gloria 's Links: Twitter: @glozow Github: Glozow Article: Map of the Bitcoin network Relevant episodes: SLP124 Jon Atack – Bitcoin Core Contribution Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Mempool.space Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:04:54
October 2, 2020
SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig
After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new multisig guide to help users secure their coins without any single point of failure. We cover: What’s improved in the space since last year Why you need to eliminate SPOFs (Single Points of Failure) Comparison of current hardware wallets Multi sig services vs DIY Using Specter Using Coldcard & Cobo Seedpicker Tips on maintaining the setup Michael links: BTC Guide: https://btcguide.github.io/ Twitter: @mflaxman Prior episodes: SLP97 Michael Flaxman – Every Bitcoin Hardware SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman SLP99 Andrew Chow – Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2:33:53
September 28, 2020
SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr - Where Are All The Bitcoins?
Why does auditing Bitcoin matter? Why won’t the supply ever actually reach 21 million? Pierre Rochard of Kraken and Fabian Jahr (Bitcoin Core contributor) join me on the show to talk. Bitcoin supply Auditing Gettxoutset Bitcoin Core coin stats index More in depth bitcoin accounting Links: Fabian Jahr github: @fjahr Fabian Jahr: @fjahr Article: https://fjahr.com/posts/where-are-the-coins/ Pierre Rochard: @pierre_rochard Article: https://www.pierrerochard.com/auditing-bitcoin-supply/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:01:17
September 25, 2020
SLP213 Michael Saylor - Bitcoin Dematerializes Money
Why did MicroStrategy buy $425 million of Bitcoin and adopt it as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset? How did the team learn about Bitcoin? What is driving people to learn about Bitcoin in this high inflation environment? Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy joins me to discuss. Links: Twitter: @michael_saylor Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:00:00
September 21, 2020
SLP212 Alex Daskalov Can Bitcoin In Custody Be Insured?
Bitcoin custody insurance has been hotly debated in the industry, with concerns around the volatility, its feasibility, and whether it makes sense. What's Knox doing differently? Alex Daskalov, CEO of Knox Custody joins me to discuss these questions. Alex links: Alex Twitter: @daskalov Knox Custody: @knoxcustody Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:05:22
September 20, 2020
SLP211 Steve Lee - Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)
What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace? Steve Lee of Square Crypto joins me to talk about some of the latest. Links: Steve twitter: @moneyball COPA Thread: https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1304087270736236544 Bitcoin Design: https://medium.com/@squarecrypto/bringing-together-the-bitcoin-design-community-b89e5fbe080f Prior episode: SLP144 Steve Lee – Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:33:39
September 15, 2020
SLP210 Sergej Kotliar How To Watch Bitcoin’s Mempool, Lightning Adoption & Privacy
How do you watch Bitcoin’s mempool? What tools should we use? What are the implications longer term for a blockspace market? Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to talk about this and more: Mempool watching and what tools are needed Blockspace market longer term Lightning adoption Bitcoin Privacy and ‘bad actors’ COVID and Bitcoiners Sergej links: Twitter: @ziggamon Bitrefill: Bitrefill.com Prior episodes: SLP85 Sergej Kotliar – Building Bitcoin’s circular economy SLP25 – Taking Bitcoin Lightning Payment, and ‘earner adoption’, with Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:33:29
September 11, 2020
SLP209 Samourai Wallet - Bitcoin Culture & New Privacy Features
Is Bitcoin user culture going the wrong way? Or are these general cultural things? What should be the approach around avoiding KYC? What new features are coming to Samourai Wallet? Samourai Wallet joins me to discuss. Samourai Wallet links: Site: samouraiwallet.com Twitter: @samouraiwallet Prior episodes: SLP150 Samourai Wallet – Make Every Bitcoin Spend a Coinjoin Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:27:20
September 8, 2020
SLP208 Peter Schiff Bitcoin or Gold?
Does money need a non-monetary use? Will the government return to a gold standard? Are we doomed to repeat the same cycle of fiat money? Peter Schiff, CEO Euro Pacific Capital, chairman of Schiff Gold, and host of Schiff Radio joins me to discuss. Peter links: Twitter: @PeterSchiff Schiff Radio: schiffradio.com Euro Pac: europac.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:25:41
September 4, 2020
SLP207 Roasbeef - Lightning Labs lnd Goes Wumbo
What’s the latest with the Lightning Network? What will it mean when channels go large sized with wumbo? How is the network and ecosystem growing? Laolu (roasbeef) CTO of Lightning Labs joins me to talk. Links: Twitter: @roasbeef Lnd 0.11 post Lightning labs: Lightning.engineering Lightning Labs twitter: @lightning Prior episode: SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera1
1:22:24
September 2, 2020
SLP206 Luke Childs - How To Recover Bitcoins & Umbrel
Have you wondered how to recover bitcoins from a seed? Maybe your friend doesn’t remember which wallet they used? In this episode with Luke Childs, we talk about how to recover them into Electrum with his newly written tool. We also talk about Umbrel, a new node package promising very easy set up. We also chat about security, development and bitcoin coding. Links: Twitter: @lukechilds Github: https://github.com/sponsors/lukechilds#sponsors Site: https://lukechilds.co/ Umbrel: https://getumbrel.com/ Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:08:19
August 31, 2020
SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman
Are you looking for an easy bitcoin multi signature wallet that doesn’t require an electrum server? Or perhaps one with support for different bitcoin hardware wallets and a different interface? Check out Specter-Desktop! Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance) and Ben Kaufman (Specter Desktop contributor) join me to talk about the project. Features UX Multi signature standards HWI and HWW support Design decisions Looking for contributors Links: @StepanSnigirev @_BenKaufman @CryptoAdvance Specter Desktop github Specter Support Telegram Channel Prior episodes: SLP84 Stepan Snigirev – Quantum Computing Threat to Bitcoin and Next Generation Bitcoin Hardware Wallets SLP105 Justin Moon & Stepan Snigirev – DIY Bitcoin Hardware Wallet and Multi Signature Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:04:41
August 28, 2020
SLP204 Robert Breedlove Bitcoin vs Slave Money
What’s the relation between fiat money and slavery? How did easy money and government suppression of honest money lead to this outcome? What’s the story with aggry beads and panos? How does Bitcoin change this? Robert Breedlove (CEO & CIO Parallax Digital) joins me to talk about these questions. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Article: Masters and Slaves of Money Parallax Digital: ParallaxDigital.io Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:02:12
August 25, 2020
SLP203 Raoul Pal - Bitcoin and Macro Collide
Raoul Pal of Real Vision rejoins me on the show to talk about how Bitcoin and Macro are colliding. We talk about the incredible risk:reward opportunity of bitcoin, DCA long term, Bitcoin as better collateral, and more. Raoul Pal Links: Twitter: @RaoulGMI RealVision Prior Episodes: SLP93 Raoul Pal – Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin Sponsors: 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
49:41
August 21, 2020
SLP202 Jeff Yew - Bitcoin in Australia
What are some of the stories from Bitcoin’s Brisbane scene in Australia? Jeff Yew joins me to chat about his experiences from the Brisbane scene, and teaching newcoiners about bitcoin. We also chat about the Binance Australia launch. Jeff links: Twitter: @Vnumeris Binance AU Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
46:27
August 20, 2020
SLP201 Bitcoin Local Trader Comes to BlueWallet with Nuno & Igor
Want to buy bitcoin w/o KYC and non custodial all in one app? BlueWallet has recently launched this feature. Igor and Nuno from the BlueWallet team join me to talk about their work and the many features available in BlueWallet. Creating BlueWallet Partnering with Hodl Hodl UX Lightning Custodial Watch only wallets and hardware wallet support BlueWallet links: BlueWallet.io @BlueWalletio Nuno: @nvcoelho Sponsors: 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
55:37
August 17, 2020
SLP200 Christian Decker - ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks
What’s ANYPREVOUT? How does MPP work in practice and what are the considerations? What about some of these LN attacks, what are the mitigations and do they limit LN’s effectiveness? How is Bitcoin’s Lightning Network likely to grow out in the future? Christian Decker links: Twitter: @snyke ANYPREVOUT: BIP118 MPP Blog: All Paths Lead to Your Destination github cdecker Relevant prior episodes: SLP134 Rusty Russell Lightning Multi Part Payments SLP59 Christian Decker Bitcoin Lightning Channel Factories Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:58:53
August 13, 2020
SLP199 Electrum Wallet 4 with Thomas V & Ghost43
Electrum Wallet is one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets, and well known for supporting hardware wallets, multi signature - and now lightning! We talk about a range of things: Lightning HWW support Multi sig Electrum Server model Backup seeds Links: Electrum.org Twitter: @ElectrumWallet Electrum github Prior episode: SLP125 Thomas Voegtlin – Electrum Wallet: Bitcoin seeds, PSBT, Multi sig, Lightning Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:22:55
August 9, 2020
SLP198 Caitlin Long - What Are Austrian Economists Missing About Money And Banking?
Caitlin Long of Avanti Financial Group joins me to talk about Bitcoin, banking, rehypothecation and what Austrian Economists are missing. How much additional money is being created in the shadow banking system? What about ‘moneyness’? We also discuss Caitlin’s IMF working paper, and the recent OCC Interpretive Letter 1170. Caitlin Long links: Twitter: @CaitlinLong_ Avanti: AvantiBank.com Sponsors: 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
1:19:30
August 5, 2020
SLP197 Stephen Cole How to Run Your Local Bitcoin Meetup
How do we grow Bitcoin’s community of self custodying HODLers? With Bitcoin Meetups! How do you organise and run one? What topics do you present? How do you get a venue? How do you keep people engaged? Stephen Cole of the OC Bitcoin Meetup joins me to discuss. Stephen Cole links: Twitter: @sthenc OCBTN Meetup OCBTN twitter: @OCBTN Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital (use code: LIVERA) Fund Bitcoin Open Source development: www.bitcoindevlist.com Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
52:31
July 31, 2020
SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? With Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein & Rafael Yakobi
Does government regulation of AML (Anti Money Laundering) represent a  new way for governments to capture Bitcoin? FATF (Financial Action Task  Force) is driving stricter regulations, and it now appears that large  Bitcoin businesses are looking for ways to collaborate with the “Travel  Rule”. What are the implications of this for Bitcoin privacy? Will  Bitcoin be captured by governments, or will Bitcoin capture governments? Links: Matt Odell of TFTC/RHR (MattOdell.com) Alex Gladstein of HRF Rafael Yakobi of The Crypto Lawyers Prior Episodes: SLP70 Matt Odell – Putting Bitcoin into practice for noobs SLP138 Matt Odell – Should Bitcoiners Coinjoin? SLP102 Jimmy Song & Alex Gladstein – The Little Bitcoin Book SLP165 Rafael Yakobi – Should Coinjoin users be flagged? Is Privacy Illegal? Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:02:59
July 28, 2020
SLP195 nix-bitcoin: A Security Focused Bitcoin Node
Nix-Bitcoin is a designed to be a more secure Bitcoin node, based on NixOS. Pseudonymous developer, nixbitcoindev joins me to explain more about why and how. What are the benefits of reproducibility? What else can be done from a security perspective to secure your bitcoin node? Will it be easy to use or only for technical people? Nix-Bitcoin links: Nix-bitcoin github Nix bitcoin twitter Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
1:03:06
July 26, 2020
SLP194 RaspiBlitz with Rootzoll and Openoms
Wondered how to set up your own bitcoin + lightning node? Raspiblitz  is a project offering a DIY node (or you can buy a premade one), with an  LCD screen. Rootzoll and openoms join me to discuss. Raspiblitz links: Rootzoll: @rootzoll Openoms: @openoms Raspiblitz Raspiblitz guide 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
1:06:50
July 23, 2020
SLP193 Gary Leland - Bitcoin For Boomers & BitBlockBoom
How do you teach Bitcoin to your Boomer relatives and friends? What are  some of the common sticking points? Should you explain it as Digital  Gold? Gary Leland, Hall of Fame podcaster, entrepreneur, and conference  organizer of Bit Block Boom joins me to discuss! Gary links: Twitter: @GaryLeland BitBlockBoom: bitblockboom.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
42:42
July 15, 2020
SLP192 Alyse Killeen – Investing In Bitcoin Companies
If you’re fundamentally bullish on Bitcoin, how do you invest in Bitcoin  companies? What kind of strategies can be employed, what are some  common errors in the space? How do you pick good teams and companies?  Alyse Killeen founding Managing Partner of Stillmark VC, advisor to  Mantis (venture firm) and advisor and sits on the board of well known  Bitcoin companies such as Blockstream and Casa. Alyse links: Twitter: @alysekilleen Website: alysekilleen.com 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
58:44
July 14, 2020
SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future
The world is undergoing pressures that are inflationary, but also deflationary forces. Which one will win out? What is driving humanity’s  progress forward? Jeff Booth, tech entrepreneur and author joins me to  discuss our deflationary future. Jeff Booth: Twitter: @JeffBooth Book: thepriceoftomorrow.com Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital (use code: LIVERA) CypherSafe (use code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
49:37
July 10, 2020
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: A