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Stephan Livera Podcast

Stephan Livera Podcast

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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SLP309 Easy CoinJoin Use For Desktop Is Here With Sparrow Wallet with Craig Raw

Craig Raw, founder of Sparrow Wallet rejoins me on the show to talk about the latest: easy coinjoin for the desktop is now here with whirlpool being integrated into Sparrow Wallet. Sparrow Wallet might well make coinjoin much more accessible to users interested in bitcoin privacy.

Craig and I chat:

Latest updates How Whirlpool in Sparrow works STONEWALL privacy preserving spends in Sparrow Implications of having multiple whirlpool clients Electrum server back ends for Sparrow Wallet business models

Links:

Twitter: @craigraw Twitter: @SparrowWallet Site: Sparrow Bittcoin Wallet - SparrowWallet.com Article: Mixing with Whirlpool

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-10-04
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SLP308 Philip Glazman - Scaling Exchanges With Lightning And Lightning User Profiles

Philip Glazman of River, a bitcoin only exchange in the US joins me on the show to talk about the process of using lightning as an exchange. We talk about:

Experiences with lightning over the years User profiles and how customers use lightning with River Customer education Swap services Lightning and Liquid comparison Technical overview

Links:

Twitter: @philipglazman Article: Scaling Lightning Network at River - River.com

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-10-01
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SLP307 Becoming A Lightning Routing Node Operator with Jestopher and Tony of Amboss

Jestopher and Tony of the Amboss website and project join me on the show to talk about the journey of becoming a lightning routing node operator, tips and resources.

We chat:

Routing on lightning Selecting channel partners Channel management Tooling available to help routing nodes Calculating fees and rebalancing LN communities growing

Links:

Jestopher: @Jestopher_BTC Tony: @tonyioi Site: Amboss Space - Lightning Network Explorer

Other resources:

What Makes a Good Routing Node Four Tips For Running A Profitable Lightning Network Node Lightning Liquidity Management Guide

Prior episodes:

SLP135 Suheb ? Manage Your Lightning Node with RTL SLP119 Alex Bosworth ? Submarine Swaps, Lightning Loop, Hyperloop SLP54 Justin Camerana Of Bitrefill - Bitcoin Lightning & Channel Management

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-09-28
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SLP306 Guy Swann - What Makes Bitcoin A Breakthrough (Newcoiner episode)

Guy Swann of the Bitcoin Audible podcast joins me for a special show for Bitcoin and Crypto beginners. We talk about why Bitcoin is unique and why you should avoid shitcoin gambling. We discuss:

Common questions for people new to ?crypto? ?Won?t Shitcoins pump harder than Bitcoin?? Comparison of Bitcoin and shitcoins The problem with utility tokens Shitcoins are LARPing decentralisation Shitcoin waterfall ?Doesn?t Bitcoin waste energy??

Links:

Twitter: @TheGuySwann BitcoinAudible.com ?The Yield From Money Held? on Bitcoin Audible Don?t Play Shitcoin Gambling Games (by SL)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-09-24
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SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The Ground with Aaron van Wirdum

El Salvador?s Bitcoin Law went live on 7th September, what was it really like? What did the protesters have to say about it? Aaron van Wirdum, Bitcoin Journalist at Bitcoin Magazine joins me to give us an ?on the ground? take on things. We chat:

Protesters and are they really protesting about Bitcoin or Bukele? Chivo Wallet - teething issues The truth about bitcoin remittances Positives on the experience so far Bitcoin Meetup Bitcoin Core v22 Bitcoin 2022

Links:

Twitter: @AaronvanW Aaron?s McDonald?s Bitcoin tweet Bitcoin Core article: Bitcoin Core 22.0 Released: What's New Alex Gladstein?s El Salvador article: The Village And The Strongman: The Unlikely Story Of Bitcoin And El Salvador

Stephan Livera links:

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2021-09-20
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SLP304 Is The Bitcoin Infinity Meme Wrong? With Knut Svanholm

Knut Svanholm, Bitcoin writer joins me on the show to chat about why you are not prepared for hyperbitcoinisation, and various concepts such as adoption, what it might look like, and the infinity meme. Is the infinity meme wrong? I believe it is, but listen in to Knut and I discussing it!

Links:

Twitter: @knutsvanholm Article: You Are Not Prepared - Citadel 21

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-09-14
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SLP303 Ethereum?s Path to Centralisation with Alex B

Alex B joins me on the show to talk about why Ethereum is predictably on a path to centralisation. How does Bitcoin contrast in terms of decentralisation and long term possibilities?

We chat:

MEV Can MEV be stopped? MEV and staking derivatives interaction Ethereum as the Myspace Ethereum cannot be ultra sound money Problems with utility tokens

Alex links:

Twitter:  @bergealex4  Twitter Thread: Holy **** is Ethereum broken.

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2021-08-31
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SLP302 SeedSigner - Bitcoin multi sig security under $50

SeedSigner, pseudonymous creator of the SeedSigner project joins me to talk about his work creating a low cost, accessible, DIY style hardware device that can be part of your multi sig quorum with wallets/coordinators like Specter Desktop, Sparrow Wallet, Blue Wallet. This product was actually inspired by an earlier episode with Michael Flaxman.

We chat:

Inspiration for the project Low cost Accessibility Technical skill required QR codes Support Being a project vs product

Links:

github.com/SeedSigner/seedsigner Twitter: @SeedSigner Seedsigner.com

Relevant episodes:

SLP215 10X Your Bitcoin Security with Multisig SLP231 Specter DIY - Build Your Own Hardware Wallet 

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-08-23
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SLP301 Bitcoin Mining Pools Decentralised? A Discussion with Pavel Moravec of SlushPool & Ryan Ellis of Laurentia Pool

How should Bitcoin mining be structured? Pavel Moravec of SlushPool (Braiins) and Ryan Ellis of Laurentia Pool join me to chat. We discuss:

Why pools exist How to structure mining pools Trade offs around decentralisation of pools Coinbase payouts vs other ways Lightning payouts Scalability for mining pools Stratum v2

Links:

Pavel Moravec: @mor_pav Braiins Twitter: @braiins_systems Braiins site: Braiins.com | Bitcoin Mining Company Laurentia Pool Twitter: @laurentiapool Site: LaurentiaPool.org Laurentia pool post: Laurentia Pool: Pooled ?Decentralization? Braiins twitter thread on decentralisation: https://twitter.com/braiins_systems/status/1423291322128011264

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Stephan Livera links: 

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2021-08-18
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SLP300 Adam Back Bitcoin, Privacy & Censorship Resistance

Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, cryptographer and privacy advocate, inventor of Hashcash and cited in the Bitcoin whitepaper rejoins me on the show. We chat:

Regulatory environment for Bitcoin vs building ?Crypto wars? in the 90s Proof of Work Bitcoin privacy Confidential Transactions in Liquid and for Bitcoin Trade offs involved Blockstream satellite base station Bitcoin development

Previous episode:

SLP 42 Adam Back, CEO Of Blockstream - Blockstream Satellite, Tim May, Bitcoin Privacy

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2021-08-13
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SLP299 Adam O - Bitcoin Optionality for Oil & Gas

Adam O of Upstream Data joins me to talk about the massive opportunity for energy producers and Bitcoin mining. We chat about:

The opportunity for Oil & Gas with Bitcoin Optionality The necessity of fossil fuels ESG Bitcoin Mining Council Bitcoin lobbying

Adam links:

Twitter: @denverbitcoin Site: Upstream Data

Prior/relevant episode:

SLP284 Steve Barbour ? Bitcoin & Fossil Fuels vs Fiat Maxis

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2021-08-12
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SLP298 Rusty Russell - Lightning Offers / BOLT12: The next big thing in Lightning?

Offers might be the next big idea for Bitcoin?s Lightning Network. Rusty Russell of Blockstream, working on the lightning spec and on c-lightning rejoins me to chat:

Current invoices today vs Offers New use cases enabled e.g. static QR donation Refunds Recurring payments ?Speaking lightning? Offers vs LN URL What?s next

Links:

Twitter: @Rusty_twit Site: Bolt12.org Site: Blockstream.com

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2021-08-09
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SLP297 Ergo - Chain Surveil Yourself!

Have you wondered about Bitcoin privacy or chain surveillance and how it?s done? Or how to defend against it? This is the episode for you, as Ergo of OXT Research (Part of Samourai Wallet) rejoins me on the show to talk:

Background on bitcoin transactions How Bitcoin surveillance works Peel chains and wallet clustering How to counter it in practice

Ergo links:

Twitter: @ErgoBTC Telegram: @ErgoBTC Guide:  Understanding Bitcoin Privacy with OXT ? Part 1/4

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-08-05
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SLP296 Saifedean Ammous - The Biggest Fiat Malinvestment

Saifedean Ammous, author of the Bitcoin Standard and the upcoming book, The Fiat standard rejoins me on the show for an illuminating episode where we explore various ideas:

What bitcoin really replaces Thinking about inflationary costs infinity/21M - is it wrong? Cultural impacts of fiat money Malinvestments and where the biggest ones lie The hyperbitcoinized world

Saifedean Links:

Twitter: @saifedean Site: Saifedean.com

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2021-08-03
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SLP295 John Lee Quigley Why Bitcoin Mining Is Shifting to North America

Historically, Bitcoin Mining as an industry was dominated by China. John Lee Quigley (formerly of Compass Mining, and now independently consulting and writing) rejoins me on the show to talk about his recent report on the state of Bitcoin mining. We talk about the various factors going into this generational shift. Listen to this episode to understand some of the dynamics, gleaned from John?s in depth research and interviews on the subject. We chat:

Historical reasons for China?s dominance Why its changing now Mining equipment upgrade cycle Capital market access Regulatory certainty Downsides of this shift

John Links:

Twitter: @bitcoinnomadic Substack: Adaptive Analysis - Substack

Prior episodes:

SLP158 John Lee Quigley - How Does A Bitcoin Price Crash Impact Bitcoin Miners? SLP259 Whit Gibbs - Bitcoin Mining For All With Compass Mining SLP275 Pavel Moravec - Slushpool Signalling For Taproot SLP162 Matt D'souza - Bitcoin Halving Analysis: Bullish For Competitive Miners

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-27
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SLP294 Lyn Alden - Inflation, Debt, and Energy Markets

Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy rejoins me on the show to talk about macro updates and Bitcoin. We chat:

CPI rises to 5.4% and inflation Govt debt and the likely govt responses Why and how they keep the party going Oil & Gas Bull case Energy and the need for baseload power Stablecoins & why Bitcoin is different People are sleeping on the Lightning Network

Links: 

Twitter: @LynAldenContact  Article: The Case for a Longer-Term Oil and Gas Bull Market

Other episodes:

SLP232 Lyn Alden - Bitcoin As Emerging Store Of Value SLP291 Caitlin Long Stablecoins, Bitcoin & The Fed SLP282 Alex Epstein - Why Bitcoiners Should Reframe The Energy Debate & Own Their Energy Use

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-22
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SLP293 Greg Foss The Debt Problem You Can?t Ignore

Greg Foss, a 3 decade veteran of fixed income securities specialising in HY (High Yield) joins me to talk about debt, bonds, government debt and why Bitcoin is the answer.

Primer on debt instruments Interest rates and bond bull market over decades Craziness of debt markets Interaction between debt and equity Could govt repudiate the debt? Could we outgrow it? Why Bitcoin is the best asymmetric trade

Links:

Twitter: @FossGregfoss Paper: https://t.co/OK4dDj27Io?amp=1

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2021-07-19
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SLP292 Andrew Chow Output Script Descriptors for Bitcoin

Andrew Chow, Bitcoin Core contributor and creator of the PSBT standard rejoins me on the show to talk about the creation of a series of BIPs (Bitcoin Improvement Proposals) for Output Script Descriptors. We break down and explore the key concepts to make it accessible for bitcoiners.

Seeds BIP39 vs Electrum seeds vs aezeed Derivation paths How Output Script Descriptors improve things New functionality Backups and recovery Lightning Miniscript Advanced scripting

Links:

Twitter: @achow101 Output Script Descriptors BIP: [New BIPs] Output Script Descriptors - GitHub Taproot PSBT BIP: [New BIP] Taproot Fields for PSBT - GitHub Mailing list post

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-17
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SLP291 Caitlin Long Stablecoins, Bitcoin & The Fed

Caitlin Long of Avanti rejoins me on the show to talk about the coming regulatory crackdown. We discuss:

The growth in stablecoins How there?s so much stablecoin volume off a low base Coming regulatory crackdown Getting direct access to the Fed Compliance in the industry Improving the on ramps for Bitcoin

Links:

Twitter: @CaitlinLong_  Site: Avantibank.com Site: Caitlin-Long.com Linkedin Caitlin Long

Other episodes:

SLP198 Caitlin Long - What Are Austrian Economists Missing About Money And Banking? SLP236 Nic Carter Stablecoins: Bullish Or Bearish For Bitcoin SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-15
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SLP290 NVK Bitcoin Security & Backups Primer

NVK of Coinkite rejoins me on the show to talk about practical tips on setting up and securing your Bitcoin as well as backups. We chat:

Set up tips for newcoiners Desktop wallets to use Passphrases SeedXOR Multi sig Storing backups Estate planning and inheritance

Links:

Twitter: Twitter.com/NVK Site: Coinkite.com Site: Walletsrecovery.org Site: Coldcard User Documentation Site: bitcoinsecurity.guide

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-12
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SLP289 Roasbeef Bitcoin & Lightning For a Billion Users

Laolu Osuntokun aka roasbeef, CTO of Lightning Labs rejoins me on the show to talk about how Bitcoin and Lightning Network can scale to a billion users someday. We chat:

Updates on the lightning network generally ANYPREVOUT and eltoo CTV Check Template Verify Multi party channels Lnd updates Thoughts on Bitcoin?s path forward What?s coming next from Lightning Labs

Laolu links:

Twitter: @roasbeef  Site: Lightning.engineering

Previous episodes:

SLP207 Roasbeef - Lightning Labs LND Goes Wumbo SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO Of Lightning Labs

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-07-06
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SLP288 Hass McCook - Why You Must Set Up A Bitcoin DCA Plan

Hass McCook aka FriarHass rejoins me on the show to talk about why you should set up a Dollar Cost Averaging Plan. We chat:

Lump sum for you, DCA for us! Is DCA more important than everything else? Even development? Growing the DCA Army to hasten hyperbitcoinisation CAGR - statistics and dishonesty? DCA vs circular economy / agorism? Practical tips

Links:

Twitter: @FriarHass  Bitcoin Magazine articles by Hass: Bitcoin Magazine: Hass McCook Article: The True Believer?s Handbook ? Tithing The Church of Bitcoin

Prior episode:

SLP12 - Bitcoin Mining And Energy, With Hass McCook

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2021-07-01
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SLP286 Hector Rosekrans - Bitcoin & Inheritance

Hector Rosekrans of Casa joins me on the show to talk about securing your Bitcoin and how early we are in terms of Bitcoin inheritance. We chat:

Securing your bitcoin Self custody vs custodial solutions How early bitcoin inheritance is Casa covenant Hardware wallets Multi sig and inheritance setups - will they standardise?

Links:

Twitter: @hectorr159 Site: Keys.casa

Relevant episodes:

SLP182 Nick Neuman & Jameson Lopp - The Next 100 Million Bitcoin Users

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2021-06-24
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SLP285 Jeff Booth Bitcoin vs Fiat ?Extend and Pretend?

Jeff Booth, technology entrepreneur, author and bitcoin advocate rejoins me on the show to talk about:

Bitcoin 2021 conference experience Fiat system extending itself MicroStrategy Bitcoin buying Macro investors Surveillance coins (CBDC) and what they would mean Supercycle thoughts

Jeff Booth links:

Twitter: @jeffbooth Site: Thepriceoftomorrow.com

Previous episode:

SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future

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2021-06-17
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SLP284 Steve Barbour - Bitcoin & Fossil Fuels vs Fiat Maxis

Steve Barbour of Upstream Data rejoins me on the show to talk about:

Fiat Maxis Bitcoin Mining Council Wind and Solar as unreliables Why arguing about renewable usage isn?t the right long term approach What Bitcoiners should do about it Upstream Data Hash Hut

Links:

Twitter: @SGBarbour Site: UpstreamData.ca

Prior episode:

SLP27 - Turning Stranded Natural Gas Into Bitcoin Mining Hashes, With Steve Barbour Of Upstream Data

Mentioned:

Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution by Rothbard

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2021-06-14
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SLP283 Alex Gladstein Bitcoin: Who?s For Freedom, and Who?s Not?

Alex Gladstein CSO of HRF rejoins me on the show to talk about the recent El Salvador Bitcoin legal tender news. We break down the good, the bad and what could go wrong.

Overview the news Historical moment for Bitcoin and the world It could have been so much worse Merchant adoption and lightning HRF grant

Links:

Twitter: @gladstein Site: HRF.org Article: Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of The Petrodollar Article: Can Government Stop Bitcoin?

Prior episodes:

SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean And Alex Gladstein SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? with Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein, & Rafael Yakobi

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-06-10
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SLP282 Alex Epstein - Why Bitcoiners Should Reframe The Energy Debate & Own Their Energy Use

Where are some Bitcoiners going wrong in their thinking and arguments about energy? Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and energy policy commentator joins me to talk about energy use, and why we?re not thinking about it clearly.

We chat:

The benefits of energy and fossil fuels More energy use is good! Renewables are really just unreliables Reframing the conversation

Links:

Twitter: @AlexEpstein Site: Energytalkingpoints.com Site: Industrialprogress.com

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2021-06-04
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SLP281 Cory Klippsten - Bitcoin Is For Everyone, Swan Bitcoin $1B run rate, Bitcoiner Ventures, Elon?s mistakes

Cory Klippsten, CEO and Founder of Swan Bitcoin joins me to talk about various topics:

Working in the bitcoin space Teaching newcoiners Growing the auto-stacking movement The latest with Bitcoin Ventures Elon Musk?s mistakes

Links:

Site: Swanbitcoin.com Site: Bitcoinerventures.com Inventing Bitcoin (free book): swanbitcoin.com/freebook Twitter: @coryklippsten

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2021-06-02
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SLP280 BTCxZelko & Pavel - Reclaim Your Bitcoin Privacy with Ronin Dojo

If you want the best privacy possible in Bitcoin, you want to use Samourai Wallet. And for the best way to use it, you need to use your own node. Zelko and Pavel join me to talk about the latest with Ronin Dojo, an easy way to do just that. We chat:

What it is Who its for Recent upgrades on the UI Thoughts on hardware wallets Other services and features offered Best practice tips on privacy Open source licensing Getting support

Links:

Site: Ronindojo.io Zelko: @BTCxZelko  Pavel: @pajasevi  Ronin telegram chat: RoninDojoUI

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-05-31
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SLP279 Michael Peterson and Nicolas Burtey - Bitcoin Beach: Citadel By The Sea in El Zonte, El Salvador

Michael Peterson and Nicolas Burtey join me to talk about their project showing how a whole town could go bitcoin and lightning native. Listen to this interview talking about how thousands of people are going lightning native to benefit from international remittance and creating bitcoin tourism.

Stages of development Building a Citadel by the sea Lightning practicalities Teaching Bitcoin Rebuilding the Bitcoin for payments narrative

Links:

Site: BitcoinBeach.com Twitter: @Bitcoinbeach Twitter: @nicolasburtey

Relevant episodes:

SLP269 Jack Mallers - Bitcoin Wins Because It Is Open

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-05-28
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SLP278 Matt Odell & Ben Price - OpenSats: Bitcoin & Open Source Initiative

OpenSats is a new initiative for the bitcoiners to contribute to, to support Bitcoin and open source development and projects. Matt Odell and Ben Price join me to chat about the structure, why they?re creating a new organization, and why Bitcoin development funding shouldn?t merely be a popularity contest.

Links:

Site: OpenSats.org Twitter: @Matt_odell Twitter: @abitcoinperson (Ben Price)

Other relevant episodes:

SLP211 Steve Lee - Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA) SLP144 Steve Lee - Square Crypto And Supporting Bitcoin Development SLP228 OKCoin's Bitcoin Developer Grant Program With Hong Fang SLP124 Jon Atack - Bitcoin Core Contribution SLP241 Bunnie - Precursor: Open Source Hardware Development Platform (Feat. Nicolas Dorier As Guest Host)

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-05-26
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SLP277 Alejandro De La Torre - Coordinating Bitcoin Upgrades With Mining Pools

Alejandro De La Torre, VP of Poolin, a large Bitcoin mining pool joins me on the show to chat about his efforts in helping to coordinate Bitcoin Upgrades:

Taproot Activation Learnings from 2017 SegWit UASF or MASF (Miner Activated Soft Fork) UASF within MASF Distribution of network hashrate Future Soft Fork upgrades

Alejandro links:

Twitter: @bitentrepreneur  Site: Taprootactivation.com Poolin: Poolin.com

Relevant episodes:

SLP260 Luke  Dashjr - How Bitcoin UASF Went Down, Taproot Lot=True, Speedy Trial, Small Blocks SLP257 Matt Corallo - Bitcoin Soft Form Activation, Taproot, And Playing Chicken SLP200 Christian Decker - Anyprevout, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-24
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SLP276 Anthony Ronning - Bitcoin Lightning Privacy: FUD and Facts

Anthony Ronning, Bitcoin Lightning developer joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin Lightning Privacy. We separate FUD from fact and give it a fair hearing to give you some insight into where the privacy leakages are today, how you can be more private, and where it?s all going in the future. We chat:

Basic overview of LN Different user types and wallets Lightning nodes Receiver privacy Mitigations and future tech Practical tips for users today

Anthony links:

Twitter: @cycryptr Article: Current State of Lightning Network Privacy

Other episodes:

SLP134 Rusty Russell - Multi Part Payments SLP200 Christian Decker - Anyprevout, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks SLP119 Alex Bosworth - Submarine Swaps, Lightning Loops, Hyperloop

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-21
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SLP275 Pavel Moravec - SlushPool Signalling For Taproot

Pavel Moravec of Braiins (operator of SlushPool) joins me to talk about signalling for Taproot as a miner. We chat:

Whether it is difficult to signal as a miner The dynamics with different mining pools signaling Miners and Pools, how does it work Braiins OS and mining firmware What future upgrades might look like

Pavel links:

Twitter: @mor_pav Article: Everything You Need To Know About Taproot Signaling By Bitcoin Miners Site: Braiins.com

Relevant episodes:

SLP128 Jan ?apek ? Stratum v2 Bitcoin Mining Protocol SLP257 Matt Corallo ? Bitcoin Soft Fork Activation, Taproot, and Playing Chicken SLP260 Luke Dashjr How Bitcoin UASF Went Down, Taproot LOT=True, Speedy Trial, Small Blocks

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-13
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SLP274 William Clemente III - Bitcoin?s Great Consolidation

William Clemente III joins me to talk about analyzing Bitcoin on-chain and why we?re still in the middle of this cycle. We chat:

Getting into on-chain analytics Is this time different? Supercycle or not Analyzing what different cohorts are doing What does a market top look like? MVRV, NUPL, SOPR Futures and contango trade

William links:

Twitter: @WClementeIII Website: Substack

Other relevant episodes:

SLP258 Rafael Schultze-Kraft Bitcoin Supply Crunch SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft ? How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed? SLP64 Tuur Demeester ? What is Bitcoin Worth? A Bitcoin Valuation Framework SLP223 Preston Pysh - Bitcoin's Final Cycle?

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-11
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SLP273 Andy Edstrom - Bitcoin and Leverage: Don?t Get Rekt

Andy Edstrom rejoins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin, leverage, and not getting Rekt! We chat:

What?s changed in the market in recent years Why use leverage Risks and costs with leverage Supercycle or not SWR and FIRE crossovers with collateralization Bitcoin side hustles or jobs

Andrew Edstom links:

Twitter: @edstromandrew  Article: Don't Get Rekt Site: AndyEdstrom.com Prior episode: SLP157 Andy Edstrom - Bad Options For The Fiat Debt Problem & Why Buy Bitcoin

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-07
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SLP272 Peter St Onge - Bitcoin Energy Double Standards & Why Robots Are Not Taking All Our Jobs

Peter St Onge, Austrian economist and fellow at Mises Institute joins me on the show to talk about his thoughts on Bitcoin Energy use, and what Deflationary growth will look like. We chat:

Bitcoin energy costs Fiat standard costs Costs of recession Deflationary growth Keynesian ?sticky wages? UBI and MMT Will robots take our jobs?

Peter St Onge links:

Twitter: @profstonge Article: Critics Claim Bitcoin Is a Threat to the Environment. They're Wrong. Substack: CryptoEconomy

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-05-03
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SLP271 Pete Rizzo When Satoshi Disappeared

Pete Rizzo, editor at Bitcoin Magazine and editor in chief for Kraken joins me on the show to talk about his latest piece, ?The Last Days of Satoshi?. We talk about various ideas:

What Satoshi?s image was in the early community How things changed as Bitcoin got bigger Mistakes and bugs early in Bitcoin?s life How that colours our view going forward Bitcoin, Wikileaks, and the CIA

Pete links:

Twitter: @pete_rizzo Article: The Last Days Of Satoshi: What Happened When Bitcoin's Creator Disappeared Kraken link: Bitcoin and Crypto Developer Grant Program

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-28
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SLP270 Bob Murphy What Does A Hard Money Bitcoin World Look Like?

Bob Murphy, Austrian economist and libertarian theorist joins me on the show to talk about his views on Bitcoin and Austrian economics. We chat:

Bitcoin?s evolution in stages Bitcoin and non monetary use What bitcoiners are getting wrong about Austrian economics Money is not a measuring rod What it would look like under a Bitcoin world

Bob Murphy links:

Twitter: @BobMurphyEcon Site: BobMurphyShow.com

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-21
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SLP269 Jack Mallers - Bitcoin Wins Because It Is Open

Jack Mallers of Strike rejoins me on the show to talk about what he?s working on and how Bitcoin wins. We chat:

Visiting El Salvador and financial access Bitcoin remittance market Why fiat fintech can?t compete Bitcoin and Lightning as an open network Strike expansion

Jack Mallers links:

Twitter: @jackmallers Strike: @ln_strike Site: Strike.me

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-04-19
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SLP268 Peter Todd - Should Signal Have Used Bitcoin Instead?

Peter Todd, Bitcoin expert and cryptocurrency consultant joins me on the show to talk about Signal?s recent decision to use MobileCoin rather than Bitcoin. Is Signal selling out? We talk about why MobileCoin is centralised, why it was a bad choice, and why they should have used Bitcoin and Lightning instead. We also talk about directions with private messaging going forward.

Peter Todd links:

Twitter:@peterktodd Mastodon Website: PeterTodd.org

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-15
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SLP267 Joe Burnett How Big Is The Market For Bitcoin?

Joe Burnett of Mimesis Capital joins me to talk about just how big the market for Bitcoin could really be. Hint: It might be bigger than just the market for gold. We talk through valuation in a post hyperbitcoinization world, and we also explore the Bitcoin Contango trade.

Joe Burnett Links:

Twitter: @IIICapital Site: mimesiscapital.com Article: Valuing Companies Post-Hyperbitcoinization Article: A Deep Dive Into Bitcoin's Contango

Other relevant episodes:

SLP191 Jeff Booth ? Bitcoin & our Deflationary Future SLP186 Joseph Salerno - Bitcoin and How Money Arises SLP153 Philipp Bagus ? What Most People Get Wrong About Deflation SLP181 Preston Pysh ? Bitcoin as Numeraire

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-13
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SLP266 Croesus_BTC - Bitcoin: Stake Your Claim Before Everyone Else

Croesus_BTC joins me to talk about why the yuppie elite do not like Bitcoin, making simplified bitcoin content, adoption and cycles, speculative attacks on fiat, and staking your claim on your ?fair share? of Bitcoin. Don?t miss this one!

Croesus_BTC links:

Twitter: @Croesus_BTC Article: Asset DNA: Explaining Bitcoin's Speculative Attack On The Dollar Article: Why The Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin Article: Bitcoin And The American West

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-10
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SLP265 Diverter - Becoming Uncle Jim: Being Digital Sherpa for Family & Friends

Diverter joins me on the show to talk about our modern world of surveillance and reliance on third parties. We chat about learning to be a ?digital sherpa? for your family and friends.

Dealing with ?I don?t have anything to hide? Password managers Nextcloud Yunohost Self hosting Bitcoin

Diverter links:

Twitter: @Diverter_noKYC Article: Becoming Uncle Jim Article: Uncle Jim?s Cloud Article: Searching for Uncle Jim

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-04-06
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SLP264 Roy Sheinfeld Podcasting 2.0 & Lightning with Breez

Roy Sheinfeld of Breez rejoins me on the show to talk about the latest with Breez and how Lightning Network is enabling a whole new world of possibilities.

We chat:

Breez updates Merchant adoption of Breez Lightning network podcasting Taking payments offline Cloud backups Lightning development

Roy Sheinfeld links:

Twitter: @Breez_Tech Website: breez.technology Podcasts on Breez: Streaming Sats for Streaming Ideas Introducing Lightning Rod

Relevant episodes:

SLP94 Roy Sheinfeld - Lightning Network Services for the Masses SLP134 Rusty Russell - Lightning Multi Part Payments

Sponsors:

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2021-04-02
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SLP263 Parker Lewis - The Greatest Trick Central Banks Ever Pulled

Parker Lewis of Unchained Capital rejoins me on the show to talk about the environment central banks have created, what that has done to money and our ability to save.

We chat:

Fiat financialisation of the economy Inflation and Deflation properly considered Bitcoin?s growth amongst institutions today Multi sig with Unchained Loans with Unchained Living off your Bitcoin using collateralised loans

Parker Lewis links:

Twitter: @parkeralewis Site: Unchained.com Articles: Bitcoin Loans: The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin-Backed Loans Articles: Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CompassMining.io Hodl Hodl Lend CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-03-29
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SLP262 Craig Raw Bitcoin Multi Sig With Sparrow Wallet

Craig Raw joins me on the show to talk about his relatively new project, Sparrow Wallet. Sparrow Wallet allows you to easily set up a single sig or multi sig wallet, air gapped or with USB, supporting the most popular hardware wallets.

We talk:

Why Sparrow Progression steps for new bitcoiners QR codes Taproot Applications vs browser apps Being Uncle Jim Tor built in Electrum server vs Bitcoin core use Funding and sustainability

Craig links:

Twitter: @craigraw Site: sparrowwallet.com

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CompassMining.io Hodl Hodl Lend CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-03-24
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SLP261 Dominic Frisby - Bitcoin vs Daylight Robbery (Taxation)

Dominic Frisby, comedian, author, financial writer and libertarian joins me on the show to talk about his latest book, Daylight Robbery.

We chat:

How taxes have impacted society Low taxes for more prosperous societies Bitcoin Citadels and patronage Bitcoin?s impact on taxes Bitcoin Nomads Surveillance and Platforms

Dominic links:

Twitter: @DominicFrisby Book: Daylight Robbery

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-03-22
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SLP260 Luke Dashjr How Bitcoin UASF Went Down, Taproot LOT=True, Speedy Trial, Small Blocks

Luke Dashjr, long time Bitcoin Core contributor joins me on the show to discuss his views on how UASF went down in 2017. We talk through the various trade offs and points around Taproot activation and why he believes that LOT = True maximally reduces the risks.

We chat:

Luke?s background BIP91, BIP148 Miner signalling Chainsplits Average user and code review Speedy Trial Small blocks

Luke links:

Twitter: @LukeDashjr Mastodon: @LukeDashjr Email: [email protected]

Relevant prior episodes:

SLP257 Matt Corallo ? Bitcoin Soft Fork Activation, Taproot, and Playing Chicken SLP137 AJ Towns ? Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs SLP200 Christian Decker ? ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CompassMining.io Hodl Hodl Lend CypherSafe CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2021-03-17
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