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Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

By Marty Bent
Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.
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#190: Ben Carman

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

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Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.09.14
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Stacking Saylor  - Bakkt all time high daily volume  - Coin Control in Ledger Live  - Square Crypto provides another $100K grant to btcpay  - Sparrow Wallet Guide by bitcoinqna  - Roy from Breeze on MPP and Wumbo  - c-lightning v0.9.1  - Electrum v4.0.3  - BlueWallet v5.5.8  - Kraken is a bank now  - Anicca Research - The Alchemy of Hashpower Pt. II - FATF Report on Red Flags  - Is creeping KYC a threat to bitcoin? - Chinese Nationals allegedly attack more than 100 companies - Chinese database of 2.4M foreigners leaks  Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:21:42
September 17, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.09.07
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - CVE-2018-17145 Bitcoin vulnerability (that has since been patched) disclosed  - Flaxman digs specter too  - So does Ketan  - Bitcoinqna NO KYC homepage  - Chainalysis Global Crypto Adoption  - Belarus non profit using bitcoin  - Square launches Crypto Open Patent Alliance  - Umbrel v0.2.9  - Rudefox Burrow v0.0.5  - Ledger Status on liquidity farming  - Freak questions answered - much more Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. HASHR8 Podcast. If you head over to HASHR8's newly redesigned website you can register for the newsletter, subscribe to the podcast, and stay current on all the major news in bitcoin and mining. Check out the website here and the podcast here
1:56:57
September 10, 2020
#190: Ben Carman
Join Marty as he sits down with Ben Carman from Suredbits to discuss: - Ben's transition from Bernie Bro to Libertarian - Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) - An Oracle's role in DLCs - Are decentralized Oracles possible? - DLCs onchain v. on the Lightning Network - Stock-to-flow thoughts - much more Follow Ben on Twitter Check out Suredbits Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:05:08
September 8, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.08.31
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - bitblockboom reflections - Trezor/Keepkey passphrase vuln  - Trezor security patch  - Alleged electrum phishing attack - This Month in Bitcoin Privacy  - Looming Russian mining crackdown  - Bithumb exchange seized in South Korea  - Coincenter cools rumors about escalating regulatory measures  - Empire market exit scam  - Alphabay dispute moderator gets 11 years in prison  - Chainalysis Latin America analysis  - Specter v0.7.0  - Sparrow Wallet v0.9.2  - Umbrel v0.2.6  Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:29:14
September 3, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap LIVE: Week of 2020.08.27
Join Marty, Matt, Justin Moon, Jeff Vandrew, and the audience from BitBlockBoom as they discuss: - CoinJoin wars - Equinor working with Crusoe Energy - Coinbase users told by California that they should hold their keys - Tax laws - much more  Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:13:44
September 3, 2020
#189: Fabian Jahr
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor Fabian Jahr to discuss: - Fabian's year since leaving the Chaincode residency - His OKCoin grant - The importance of code review - An optimal review:PR ratio for devs - Signet - gettxoutsetinfo and Supply Gate - PR Review Club - How to best fund devs - much more Follow Fabian on Twitter Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:23:13
September 1, 2020
#188: Chris Bendiksen
Join Marty as he sits down with Chris Bendiksen, Head of Research at Coinshares, to discuss: - Consciousness - Time - Mining - Hashrate derivatives - Asynchronous time + Proof of Work - TOOL - Free will - Education - Bitcoin's benefits to a portfolio - Energy consumption - much more Follow Chris on Twitter Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
2:19:24
August 26, 2020
#187: Luke Gromen
Join Marty as he sits down with Luke Gromen, founder of Forrest for the Trees research firm, to discuss: - The Dollar as a rubber band ruler - The Fed's catch-22 - Bankruptcy via inflation - Debt/GDP - Apolitical alternatives to the Dollar - Money + energy - much more Follow Luke on Twitter  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:03:26
August 24, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.08.17
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Ongoing bsv dust attack  - OXT research alleged wasabi vulnerability  - Strike adds cashback  - Hash rate hits ATH then floods in Sichuan  - Tor statement on recent exit node attacks  - Tor proposal for possible DoS mitigations  - cypherpunklabs.com allows you to easily fund Tor nodes - BitMEX adding KYC  - Specter v0.6.1  - myNode v0.2.14  - Zeus v0.3.1  - BTCPay Server v1.0.5.5  - Lily Wallet v1.0.0  - lnd v0.11-beta  - Schnorr explainer series by suredbits  - Raspiblitz on bitcoinmagazine stream  - Lancium sues Layer 1  - BlockFi raises $50M, rumored valuation of $400M  - Cryptovoices monetary base update  Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault.  Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:29:31
August 20, 2020
#186: Alex Leishman & Andrew Benson
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Alex Leishman and Andrew Benson, co-founders of River Financial, to discuss: - Starting a company with your cousin - Expanding River to 30 states - River's foray into Hawaii - Hawaii's regulatory history with Bitcoin - Onboarding and educating high net worth individuals - Building out River's software stack - Thoughts on chain surveillance companies -  Interacting with a banking system that isn't open 24/7/365 - much more Follow Alex on Twitter Follow Andrew on Twitter Check out River Financial Check out the article we discussed Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:25:51
August 20, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.08.10
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - numbers run, yams fucked, fees sliced - malicious tor exit node attacks  - microstrategy macro strategy - portnoy and winklevii  - whirlpool and postmix spending FAQ  - bisq v1.3.7  - psbt toolkit v0.1.1  - c-lightning v0.9.0-1 - nodl dojo and one v0.1.1d  - Fully Noded v0.1.68 - ledger nano s and nano x firmware updates  - Full datasheet for the secure chip used by Coldcard MK3 leaked  - Nigerians using bitcoin  - Lily multisig demo  - Specter multisig demo  - MintGox 006 - Sep 13 - 2PM ET - DOJ seizes terrorist funds  - US CBP increases electronic surveillance powers at borders  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:37:20
August 13, 2020
#185: Lyn Alden
Join Marty as he sits down with Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, to discuss: - QE's affect on inequality - The Triffin Dilemma - The double edged sword of the reserve currency of the world - Inflation metrics - Why Lyn is interested in Bitcoin - How the world would look different on a Bitcoin Standard -  much more Follow Lyn on Twitter Check out the article we discussed Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:05:33
August 11, 2020
#184: Clark Moody
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Clark Moody, data don, to discuss: - The early days of bitcoin data - Making a dashboard of bitcoin data - What bitcoin data can tell you - The polarization in America - Secession - How easy money leads to more lawyers and laws - Will Marxism come to America? - An optimistic path forward - much more Follow Clark on Twitter Check out Clark's dashboard Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:16:28
August 7, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.08.03
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Tor Project response to "zero day" disclosures  - Ledger App Isolation Bypass       - disclosure      - ledger response - 17 year old arrested for twitter hack  - Threat of KYC bitcoinmagazine panel  - RoninDojo on OC Bitcoin Network  - Bitcoin Core v0.20.1  - RTL v0.8.3-beta  - ACINQ Phoenix v1.3.2  - c-lightning v0.9.0  - RaspiBlitz v1.6  - nix-bitcoin v0.0.12  - BlueWallet v5.5.2  - BlueWallet Desktop Alpha  - Specter v0.6.0  - Wasabi v1.1.12  - ColdCard v3.1.8  - Lily Wallet Update tease - Trezor Model T v2.3.2 and Model one v1.9.2  - Lightning Labs terminal  - Rudefox Burrow  - This Month in Bitcoin Privacy  - WORDS July Bitcoin Journal  - Using HodlHodl by bitcoinqna  - HRF three new grants  - OKCoin funds Marco Falke  - Cashapp going moon bound  - Casa offers non custodial bitcoin buys  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:28:20
August 6, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.27
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Ledger personal info hacked  - Chainalysis public dashboard (Use a VPN or Tor)  - Murch post on enterprise UTXO management - Alchemy of Hashpower  - Minsc scripting language  - softfork activations breakdown  - myNode v0.2.12  - Tor Browser v9.5.3  - Fidelity bitcoin investment thesis  - Bakkt ATH volume  - CME ATH open interest  - Support bitcoin devs Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:32:26
July 30, 2020
#183: Whitney Webb
Join Marty as he sits down with Whitney Webb to discuss: - Epstein + Deutschebank - The history of Kroll Associates - The global intelligence community - Private intelligence companies - The blending of the State + Big Tech - Human trafficking - NGOs as a front for trafficking - The 2020 Election and potential shenanigans - 9/11 - Why Whitney covers these stories - much more Follow Whitney on Twitter Check out Whitney's Patreon Check out Unlimited Hangout Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:31:48
July 29, 2020
#182: Vijay Boyapati
Join Marty as he sits down with Vijay Boyapati to discuss: - Tales of moving gold across borders - The Bullish Case for Bitcoin - Austrian Economics - The riots - Jevons Paradox - Bitcoin is in its embryo-tic stage  - much more Follow Vijay on Twitter  Check out The Bullish Case for Bitcoin  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:03:53
July 28, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.20
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - More thoughts on samourai postmix address reuse issue from last week - Wasabi blog on twitter hack posted then deleted  - OXTResearch analysis of twitter hacker's wasabi usage  - Major exchanges working on a KYC data sharing agreement to satisfy demands from FATF  - BitMEX provides $50K grant to Jeremy Rubin  - US Banks can now custody bitcoin  - Utreexo demonstration release  - RaspiBlitz v1.6 release candidate 3 add IP2TOR  - Eye of Satoshi v0.1.0  - Aaron Van Wirdum on Taproot activation  - Testing and improving asmap  - myNode Stack by bitcoinqna  - Samourai Stack by bitcoinqna  - Great threads from @dannydiekroeger  - EFF Atlas of Surveillance  - CIA can launch offensive cyber attacks more easily now  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:52:02
July 23, 2020
#181: Zach Herbert
Join Marty as he sits down with Zach Herbert, Co-founder of Foundation Devices, to discuss: - Zach's experience at Obelisk - Nuance of hardware manufacturing in China v. US - Tradeoffs made by the predominant hardware wallets - Why airgapping is important - The Passport - QR code standards and statelessness  - How Bitcoin incentivizes open hardware - The importance of making hardware locally - Future products from Foundation Devices - much more Follow Zach on Twitter Follow Foundation Devices on Twitter Checkout Foundation Devices' site Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:53:51
July 21, 2020
#180: Ethan Vera
Join Marty as he sits down with Ethan Vera, Hashrate Merchant at Luxor Mining, to discuss: - Mining pools - Their historical lack of transparency - Pool fee negotiations  - ASIC hardware lifecycles and their effect on decentralization - Market making for hashrate futures + their effect on transparency - Profit switching between chains - Whitelisted pools - Hashrateindex.com  - much more Follow Ethan on Twitter Check out Luxor Mining  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:32:51
July 17, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.13
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - samourai post mix address reuse disclosure & patch samourai team  shinobi - Timing attacks on Lightning Network  - Twitter hacked  - difficulty hits new ATH - taproot activation  - coinbase selling surveillance software to Secret Service and IRS  - Zap Desktop v07.0 & v0.7.1   - Zeus v0.3.0  - Bisq v1.3.6  - BTCPay Server v1.0.5.3  - Specter v0.5.5  - Ronin Dojo v1.5  - Samourai Dojo v1.7.0  - Tallycoin v2.1  - blockchain dot com wallet fingerprinting analysis of marketshare  - Bitcoin Mining Hashrate and Power Analysis  - Zap raises $3.5M  - Paradigm provides funding to Anthony Towns  - List of ongoing dev funding by @polylunar_  - Animated QR code demo by Blockchain Commons  - Russian Activists using bitcoin  - Microsoft and the police state  - Mitre Corp surveillance programs  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:56:19
July 16, 2020
#179: Kevin Mulcrone
Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Kevin Mulcrone, founder of Lily Wallet, to discuss: - Free Banking Systems of the past - The Civil War + banking in America - Building Lily Wallet - Lily's plans for the future - Live music + blue grass - much more Follow Kevin on Twitter Checkout his website Checkout Lily Wallet  Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
1:25:34
July 14, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Square crypto provides grant to steve myers  - IRS is seeking surveillance tools to track lightning network transactions  - Coldcard 101 by bitcoinqna  - Coldcard guides by kisbitcoin  - myNode v0.2.11  - Samourai Whirlpool CLI v0.10.7  - Electrum v4.0.2  - Eclair v0.4.1  - RTL v0.8.0  - Raspiblitz v1.6 RC2  - @getumbrel teases new dedicated node software suite  - UK FCA bitcoin research report  - hardmoneyfilm.com - Iran gives bitcoin miners one month to register with the state  - Venezuelan military seize 315 ASICs  - PSBT signing in fully noded  - PSBT Toolkit by benthecarman  - Coincenter bitcoin privacy explainer  - Crowdfunded distributed bitcoin awareness project  - Coinbase trying to IPO  - Signal downloads surge in HK as new draconian laws go into effect  - USDC blacklists address with $100k USD  - Tether has blacklisted $5.5 million in USDT this year  - Marty's favorite app Tiktok pumps doge - Boltz Channel Creation Swap Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:32:24
July 9, 2020
#178: Jeff Vandrew
Join Marty as he sits down with Jeff Vandrew, Founder of The KeyKeeper IRA, to discuss: - COVID-19 - The government's reaction to the virus - Masks as a way to isolate - The media and COVID19 data - Herd immunity - The bubbling Cultural Revolution - The professional managerial class - Elite overproduction - Why this is all a class issue - MMT - much more Follow Jeff on Twitter Reading materials that Jeff mentioned: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/20/reed-d20.html http://communia.blog/why-are-stocks-going-up-when-everything-is-going-awry/ https://nationalpost.com/opinion/peter-turchin-how-elite-overproduction-and-lawyer-glut-could-ruin-the-u-s Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
2:33:43
July 8, 2020
#177: Randy Brito
Join Marty as he sits down with Randy Brito, Co-Founder of Locha Mesh and Bitcoin Venezuela, to discuss: - Starting Bitcoin Venezuela - Co-founding Locha Mesh - The importance of mesh networks - How mesh networks have been used in Venezuela - How to incentivize individuals to use mesh networks - The Turpial device - Bitcoin as a tool to find individual happiness - Getting funding - much more Follow Randy on Twitter Check out Locha Mesh Check out to Bitcoin Venezuela
1:12:18
July 7, 2020
#176: Corey DeAngelis
Join Marty as he sits down with Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation, to discuss: - The push to ban homeschooling from some Harvard professors - Why their reasoning for trying to ban homeschooling is flawed - School choice as a civil liberty - Myths about homeschooling and socialization - Myths about school funding decreasing - much more Follow Corey on Twitter Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.
58:21
July 3, 2020
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29
Join Marty and Matt as they discuss: - Liquid UTXO expiration incident  - Lightning vulnerability: Flood & Loot  - HWI v1.1.2  - Electrum v4.0-beta1  - BTCPay server v1.0.5.0  - Zeus v0.3.0-rc1  - Polar v1.0.1  - Blue Wallet v5.4.4  - Joinmarket v0.6.3.1  - Tails v4.8  - Tor Browser v9.5.1  - Fully Noded updated adds easy wallet recovery mode  - Australia tax letters  - This month in bitcoin privacy by Janine  - Words bitcoin journal  - Using postal orders with bisq by @heady_wook  - New coldcard bags  - Chinese ASIC manufacturer Ebang IPO - ticker EBON - OCBTCN MyNode Special  - Fake gold in China - Three Gorges Dam Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.
1:22:07
July 2, 2020