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August 12, 2019
So Bitcoin’s Lightning Network exists and works today. Can it scale up to a million channels? Rusty Russell (Blockstream Elements Project, working on c-lightning and the Lightning Spec) and Joe Netti (recently interned at Blockstream) join me to talk about their work on the Million Channels Project. We talk about: Why the Project was started Set up Regtest and Gossip Routing Optimisations needed An update on c-lightning Links: Million Channel Blockstream results post: https://eng.blockstream.com/2019/06/24/letting-channels-bloom/  Million Channels Project Github: https://github.com/rustyrussell/million-channels-project  Million Channel Project proposal: https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/proposal-the-million-channel-lightning-project-d8c34666d6d4  Rusty links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rusty_twit  Github: https://github.com/rustyrussell  Prior appearance SLP23: https://stephanlivera.com/episode/23/  Joe Netti links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeNetti  GitHub: https://github.com/nettijoe96 Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Breez Tech: http://breez.technology  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
August 8, 2019
Michael Flaxman, Bitcoin Educator and Developer joins me in this episode (part of the SLP Hardware Wallet Interview series) to talk about the current state of Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This episode is a must listen to learn the differences between some of the current popular Hardware Wallets, and give you a framework on how to think about Hardware Wallet security. This will help you think more clearly about how to secure your own bitcoins. We talk: The current state of hardware wallets Multi signature is additive Why you should use Testnet Secure elements PSBT Backups Shamir’s secret sharing Michael Flaxman links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mflaxman  Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Comparison site: https://bitcoin-hardware-wallet.github.io/  Personal website: https://www.michaelflaxman.com/  Thread on Bitcoin HW Wallets: https://twitter.com/mflaxman/status/1146813021232226306  SLP Hardware Wallet Series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications: http://mng.bz/07rW  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
August 6, 2019
Max Hillebrand, Bitcoin educator and World Crypto Net broadcaster joins me in this newbie episode to target about good practices with Hardware wallets and what we should think about. We talk: Why you should not leave your bitcoins on an exchange How to think about Hardware Wallets Recommended practices with Hardware wallets and self custody Next steps for learning Max Hillebrand links Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax World Crypto Net: https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldCryptoNetwork  Max’s Personal website: https://towardsliberty.com/  HODL Hotline (bitcoin consulting from Max): https://hodlhotline.com/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
August 4, 2019
Aleks Svetski (CEO and co-founder Amber) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the clash of visions: Trading or HODLing Buying with a lump sum or DCA - Dollar Cost Averaging Mindsets around DCA Libra vs USD vs Bitcoin Belief systems Aleks and Amber links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alekssvetski  Amber: https://amber.app  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 31, 2019
Roy Sheinfeld, CEO of Breez Technology joins me to talk about his view of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We touch on a number of topics: Roy’s background in Bitcoin Why he’s excited about Lightning Network and what problems it can solve How the Lightning Network will evolve with Lightning Service Providers What he’s doing with Breez Tech and the Breez app Neutrino filtering Roy Sheinfeld links: Breez Tech Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breez_Tech Breez Technology:  https://breez.technology/  Breez Telegram: https://t.me/breez_lightning  Roy’s article “Lightning at the end of the Tunnel” https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-overcoming-bitcoins-ux-challenges-5738171c759e  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Manning Publications (use code: LIVERA for 40% off all items): https://www.manning.com/  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 29, 2019
Raoul Pal (CEO RealVision and Global Macro Investor) joins me in this episode to discuss the Global Macro risks that he sees, and his perspective on Bitcoin. We talk about the stage of the business cycle that we are in, problems faced by individuals and corporates, and Raoul’s views on Bitcoin. Raoul Pal and Realvision links: Raoul twitter: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI  Realvision link: http://realvision.com/free  Raoul tweet thread: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1147878009870983169  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 25, 2019
Britt Kelly joins me for the fourth and final episode in the BTCPayServer interview series. Britt and I chat about: Getting into Bitcoin and BTCPayServer What you can learn by contributing Documentation of BTCPay Translation of BTCPay Tips for newbies Reflections on being a female in Bitcoin and open source Britt Kelly links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/britttttkelly  Britt Kelly Donation page: https://btcps0.com/apps/2CCRTE84cnbSyEsJVvDxsqq9uUJV/pos  SLP BTCPayServer series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 21, 2019
Episode 3 in the BTCPayServer series! Kukks, BTCPayServer developer and contributor joins me in this episode to talk about his work. We talk about the way BTCPayServer is structured, and also about the BTC Transmuter (aka fiat bridge), enabling merchants to take Bitcoin payment via BTCPayServer, but receive fiat through an interface with a Bitcoin exchange. We talk: BTCPayServer Architecture BTC Transmuter (taking BTC and converting into fiat for the merchant) Contributing to BTCPayServer Kukks links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrKukks  Github: https://github.com/kukks  Donate page: https://donate.kukks.org/  SLP BTCPayServer series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 18, 2019
Episode 2 of the SLP BTCPayServer series! Pavlenex (BTCPayServer contributor and Operator of BitcoinShirt.co) joins me to talk about his journey in becoming a bitcoiner, and becoming a BTCPayServer contributor. We talk: How BTCPayServer helps a merchant accept Bitcoin Creating BTCPayServer Guides Cost of running BTCPayServer BTCPayServer misconceptions BTCPayServer with Lightning Network BTCPayServer Merchant Directory See the other interviews in the series: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-btcpayserver-interview-series/ Pavlenex links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pavlenex  Website: https://bitcoinshirt.co/  BTCPayServer Misconceptions: https://blog.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-misconceptions/ BTCPay vs Third Party Processor https://docs.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-basics/btcpayvsothers Infographic for common merchants problem https://twitter.com/BtcpayServer/status/1097931640494608389 Third-Party hosts https://docs.btcpayserver.org/deployment/thirdpartyhosting Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 15, 2019
Rockstar Developer joins me to talk about his experiences in open source development, working on BTCPayServer, Tor crowdfunding, and his philosophy of Rockstarism. We talk:  Open source vs closed source development BTCPayServer and the community BTCPayServer benefits Tor crowdfunding Rockstarism philosophy Experiences with hyperinflation Rockstar and BTCPayServer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/r0ckstardev  BTCPayServer:  https://btcpayserver.org/  Tor Crowdfunding project: https://bitcoinfortor.torproject.net/  SLP BTCPayServer series link: SLP BTCPayServer series page: https://stephanlivera.com/?p=1228 Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 14, 2019
Conner Brown joins me in this episode to talk about his journey of learning about Bitcoin and why Bitcoin should be thought of as money, not payments. We talk about: How he came to learn about Bitcoin His journey coming from the Bcash world view to the Bitcoiner view Common pitfalls in learning or reasoning about Bitcoin Dealing with Ripplecoin shills Conner Brown links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_  Article - Bitcoin has no intrinsic value: https://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-has-no-intrinsic-value-and-thats-great-e6994adbfe0f  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ministryofnodes  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan 
July 10, 2019
Assistant Professor and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise at Oklahoma State University, at the OSU School of Entrepreneurship, and Fellow at the Mises Institute - Per Bylund joins me in this episode to talk about his book on the theory of the firm: What was wrong with the theory of the firm before Firms as islands of productivity Capital Theory What happens to firms over time Per Bylund links: Per Bylund Twitter:https://twitter.com/PerBylund The Problem of Production Book: https://www.amazon.com/Problem-Production-Routledge-Heterodox-Economics/dp/1848935293  Per Bylund website: http://www.perbylund.com/  Earlier episode with Per SLP38: https://stephanlivera.com/episode/38  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ministryofnodes  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan 
July 5, 2019
SLP86 PlanB - Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening? PlanB rejoins me in this anticipated follow up episode discussing his stock to flow data modelling of Bitcoin’s valuation. The first episode was hotly downloaded and discussed online, so this time we talk about whether the recent bullish price action is a reflection of speculators front running the May 2020 Bitcoin block subsidy halving. Don’t miss this episode! Response to the first episode Stock to flow multiple Front running the halving The 1% BTC, 99% Cash portfolio Bitcoin and commodities Future pathways for institutional investment PlanB links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/100trillionusd  Medium:  https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Ministry of Nodes: Website: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Twitter: https://www.ministryofnodes.com.au/  Ketan (my co founder): https://twitter.com/_k3tan  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
July 2, 2019
Sergej Kotliar (CEO Bitrefill) rejoins me in this episode recorded at Bitcoin2019 Conference in San Francisco to talk about his views on the ‘store of value first’ narrative in Bitcoin. Is there a need to build a Bitcoin circular economy now? Sergej also offers some reflections on the situation with the bitcoin fee market, and provides an update on what’s happening at Bitrefill. Topics: “SoV first” vs building the bitcoin circular economy  Bitcoin Twitter is not representative of Bitcoin Dealing with taxes and capital gains on bitcoin Being the best ‘bitcoin guy’ for your family and friends The fee market in bitcoin and how it may evolve over time Bitrefill services, particularly Lightning Network related Sergej Kotliar links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ziggamon  Bitrefill: https://www.bitrefill.com/  Bitrefill twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Bloom Audio: https://bloomaudio.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 30, 2019
Stepan Snigirev, Quantum Physicist and CTO of CryptoAdvance joins me in this episode to talk about the Quantum threat to Bitcoin, and we also talk about Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This interview was recorded in person in San Francisco just prior to the Bitcoin2019 conference. Topics covered: What Bitcoin’s security relies on Why the Quantum Computing threat against Bitcoin is overblown How long until it might be a realistic consideration Challenges faced by Bitcoin Hardware wallets today What could be done better in future CoinJoining and Lightning on a Hardware wallet CryptoAdvance Stepan links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StepanSnigirev  Crypto Advance: https://cryptoadvance.io/  Crypto Advance twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptoadvance  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Show notes and subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 24, 2019
Conner Fromknecht Head of Cryptographic Engineering at Lightning Labs, joins me to go in depth on Bitcoin Lightning Watchtowers. Understand how Bitcoin’s Lightning Network keeps channel participants honest and how Watchtowers can help: How Lightning Network’s punishment model works without watchtowers Where watchtowers come in and how they work Why watchtowers can’t steal your bitcoins Scalability of watchtowers Privacy Funding and operation model LND v0.7 features Conner Fromknecht links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitconner Github: https://github.com/cfromknecht  Lightning Labs website (Developer Slack sign up link on this page): https://lightning.engineering/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 21, 2019
Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at Casa joins me in this episode to talk about the challenges we’re all facing with keeping our data secure, as well as what Casa are doing. We talk:  Privacy horrors around the world #MyDataMyLife campaign What individuals can do to protect their privacy How businesses can change their practices Casa and their approach to customer data Alena Vranova links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alenasatoshi  Casa: https://keys.casa/  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 20, 2019
Dan Held, Co-Founder of Interchange rejoins me in this episode to talk about the long term security of Bitcoin as it transitions to transaction fee (away from block subsidy). We discuss whether this will be a problem, or whether Bitcoin will be OK. Basic statement of the concern The modelling behind why Dan believes Bitcoin’s security is fine The increasing ‘weight’ of a bitcoin transaction How bitcoin usage will evolve in the future Value of Bitcoin conference reflections e.g. is Proof of Work wasteful or environmentally destructive Dan Held Links: Dan Held Twitter: https://twitter.com/danheld Bitcoin’s Security is Fine article: https://blog.picks.co/bitcoins-security-is-fine-93391d9b61a8?gi=2fa1fafbf5b4  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 17, 2019
Richard Myers of Gotenna and Global Mesh Labs joins me to talk about a new way to improve mesh networking with the use of bitcoin payments to provide incentive for message and packet routing. We talk: What the problem is with the current set up of the internet and current mesh networking What the Lot49 proposal is How it works Risks and challenges to be faced What happens next Richard Myers Links: Richard Myers twitter: https://twitter.com/remyers_ Global Mesh Labs twitter: https://twitter.com/globalmeshlabs  Global Mesh Labs site: https://globalmeshlabs.org/  Lot49 Protocol Whitepaper: https://global-mesh-labs.gitbook.io/lot49/ Global Mesh Labs Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/HvhpZhT_q4VYUgXm5hOFGA Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact (advertising queries or general feedback): stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 15, 2019
Misir Mahmudov (Bitcoin writer and working Operations at Adaptive Capital) joins me in this episode to talk: How he learned about Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Recommendations for listeners who want to learn more His thesis on the closure of the gold window and impacts on inequality Bitcoin and Morals The role of Satoshi Misir links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/misir_mahmudov Medium: https://medium.com/@misir_mahmudov  Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact (advertising queries or general feedback): stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 10, 2019
A co-founder of the Bitcoin privacy focused wallet, Samourai Wallet, rejoins the show in this fantastic episode to talk about the many updates since last time on the show (SLP29): Getting funding from Cypherpunk Holdings Release of Dojo software - open sourcing Samourai Wallet server backend Collaboration with the nodl team for official Dojo Hardware Whirlpool (Coinjoin) mixing Other features and what to look out for - Stonewallx2, Stowaway, Ricochet Samourai Wallet Links: Samourai Wallet website: https://samouraiwallet.com/ Samourai Wallet Twitter: https://twitter.com/samouraiwallet Samourai Wallet Telegram chat group: https://t.me/SamouraiWallet Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 7, 2019
Kalle Rosenbaum (author, developer and bitcoin consultant) joins me in this episode to discuss his new book, Grokking Bitcoin. We talk: The process of writing this book David Harding’s foreword Some cryptography basics Different Bitcoin transaction types How nodes communicate Bitcoin upgrades, and bitcoin forks Kalle Rosenbaum links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kallerosenbaum (40% DISCOUNT CODE: podsliv19) Grokking Bitcoin book: https://www.manning.com/books/grokking-bitcoin  Sponsor link: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Subscribe to the podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me 
June 3, 2019
Vijay Boyapati, Bitcoin economic commentator, joins me to talk about: Monetary stages of evolution Merchant adoption of Bitcoin to receive payment - is it 2013 all over again? Facebook Crypto Horizontal “Crypto” vs Vertical Bitcoin businesses Why Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0 Vijay links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/real_vijay/  Bitcoin ‘Horizontal vs vertical’ thread: https://twitter.com/real_vijay/status/1128893146807488512  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe to the Podcast: https://stephanlivera.com/  Email for podcast advertising enquiries: stephanlivera@pm.me 
May 31, 2019
Giacomo joins me again in this episode to explain for newbies why there is only one Bitcoin. We cover common points of confusion that newbies and outsiders to Bitcoin may not grasp: Forks of Bitcoin Semantics and word games Traps to avoid Giacomo link: Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera  Tallycoin for Bitcoin/Lightning donations: https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/ 
May 28, 2019
Wiz, Bitcoin OG from Tokyo (and creator of the “Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner” browser extension) joins me in this episode to discuss his career, how to build your own ISP, and also, a new way to help mitigate social attacks on Bitcoin. We talk: Importance of self sovereignty for Bitcoiners How to set up your own ISP VPNs Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner browser extension Wiz’s work with Hive.one and setting up his projects, “Bitcoin Wizards”, and “Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner” How this can help mitigate social attacks Wiz links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/wiz  (Coming soon) Bitcoin Wizards: www.bitcoin-wizards.com Bitcoin Wizards twitter: https://twitter.com/Bitcoin_Wizards  (Coming soon) Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner? www.bitcoiner-or-shitcoiner.com Bitcoiner or Shitcoiner twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinerOrShit  Hive: https://hive.one/  Bitcoin-Only website: https://bitcoin-only.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera  Tallycoin for Bitcoin/Lightning donations: https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
May 23, 2019
Tamas Blummer, Bitcoin developer and entrepreneur with a long and respected background in Bitcoin joins me in this must-listen, wide ranging episode to talk about: Rust-Bitcoin projects Threats to bitcoin: Soft fork threats and protocol ossification Incentivised re-orgs of Bitcoin’s blockchain Central Bank Digital Currencies and Negative Interest rates Bitcoin data science Liveliness measure Work with Adamant Capital Tamas Blummer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamasBlummer  Github: https://github.com/tamasblummer  Medium blogs by Tamas: https://medium.com/@tamas.blummer/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
May 20, 2019
Eric Voskuil (lead developer of libbitcoin and Cryptoeconomics author) joins me to talk about his views on Austrian economics, Murray Rothbard, Fractional vs Full Reserve Banking. We also chat about “Jurisdictional Arbitrage” from his Cryptoeconomics github pages. Eric Voskuil links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/evoskuil  Cryptoeconomics pages: https://github.com/libbitcoin/libbitcoin-system/wiki/Cryptoeconomics  Libbitcoin: https://libbitcoin.org/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
May 15, 2019
On listener request, I fly solo for this episode to give Bitcoin newbies and Bitcoin intermediate listeners an overview on 'Bitcoin Austrian' thought. Learn why students of the Austrian school of economics are well placed to understand Bitcoin: How money arises on the market as most saleable good Why Bitcoin isn't a scam 'Intrinsic value' Blockchains and social scalability Bitcoin and Austrian thinkers worth listening to and reading Make sure you share this episode with your friends who are struggling to understand Bitcoin! Links:  Vijay Boyapati The Bullish Case for Bitcoin: https://medium.com/@vijayboyapati/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1  Nakamoto Institute Crash Course in Bitcoin Political Economy: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/crash-course/ Saifedean Ammous The Bitcoin Standard: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/1119473861 Mises Institute: https://mises.org/ Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
May 6, 2019
Matt Odell, Bitcoin podcast co-host of the Rabbit Hole Recap joins me in this fun episode to talk about ways Bitcoiners can put theory into practice. Along the way we chat: Challenges in educating noobs Common pitfalls and scams Approaches to take going forward How to avoid scams to come in the future Matt Odell links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/matt_odell  TFTC podcast: http://tftc.io/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
April 29, 2019
Saifedean Ammous, Bitcoin economist and author of seminal book, The Bitcoin Standard, joins me in this episode. We talk about some of his recent research: How governments could try to kill Bitcoin Why fiat money hyperinflation is not that likely Why we can’t simply disregard gold Thoughts on stock to flow modelling Research Bulletins going forward Saifedean links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/saifedean/  Research bulletin: http://saifedean.com/research  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
April 20, 2019
Joost Jager, Lightning Network Infrastructure Engineer at Lightning Labs, joins me in this episode to talk about Lightning Loop Out and In. We also discuss some of the recent criticisms of the Lightning Network by Peter Rizun. We talk: How Lightning Loop helps you manage inbound liquidity, or pay with BTC on chain to get outgoing capacity on a lightning channel Practical uses of Lightning Loop technology Some of the technicals behind how Lightning Loop e.g. hodlinvoice Thoughts and responses to Peter Rizun's criticisms of the Lightning Network Joost Jager links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/joostjgr  Loop Out post: https://blog.lightning.engineering/technical/posts/2019/04/15/loop-out-in-depth.html  Lightning Labs: https://lightning.engineering/index.html#home  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
April 15, 2019
Plan B (@100trillionUSD), operator of a well known pseudonymous twitter account joins me for discussion on modelling the incredible value of Bitcoin. Don’t miss this discussion on data modelling, finance and investing in Bitcoin! We talk: Influences in terms of Bitcoin Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity Impact of the halving Challenges and problems with modelling Bitcoin Finance and Investing theory and practice applied to Bitcoin Plan B / @100trillionUSD Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/100trillionUSD  Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity - https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25 Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
April 10, 2019
James O’Beirne, Bitcoin Core Engineer at Chaincode Labs joins me in this episode to talk about the real nature of ‘power’ and control within Bitcoin. It’s not as simple as it might first seem! We talk about: Differing conceptions of ‘power’ in Bitcoin Peer to peer network governance Bitcoin Core development Assume utxo James O’Beirne links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesob  Github: https://github.com/jamesob  Chaincode labs: https://chaincode.com/  Discussed in episode:  2019 Draft Paper by Angela Walch: Deconstructing 'Decentralization': Exploring the Core Claim of Crypto Systems - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3326244  WBD089 - Angela Walch appearance on What Bitcoin Did podcast - https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/critiquing-bitcoin-with-angela-walch  Assumeutxo: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016825.html  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
April 4, 2019
Nik Bhatia CFA charter holder and Bitcoin-native financial theorist joins me for discussion on the Lightning Network Interest Rate (LNRR) - a concept on how Bitcoin Lightning Network participants can earn an interest through routing fees earned on the Lightning Network. We talk: Background on Lightning Network and LNRR Node Accrual Rate (NAR) How LNRR and NAR will change with coming Lightning technology Challenges to the concept as is How it will evolve over time Nik Bhatia links: Nik Bhatia twitter: https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc Nik Bhatia Medium page: https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc  Article - The Lightning Network Reference Rate: https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-lightning-network-reference-rate-98e41a9dadfa  Also discussed: BitMEX Routing Fee Economics -   https://blog.bitmex.com/the-lightning-network-part-2-routing-fee-economics/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 30, 2019
Tuur Demeester, Bitcoin/Macro Investor and Writer, and Founding Partner of Adamant Capital joins us in a very important macro-economic and investment discussion on how to assess Bitcoin’s value through its past and into the future. Bitcoin Outlook and Phases Historical Bitcoin Valuation ideas New Bitcoin Valuation ideas Bitcoin Full Reserve Banking Tuur and Adamant Capital Links:  Tuur Demeester Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester  Adamant Capital Research Sign up Link: https://mailchi.mp/adamantcapitalfund.com/research_updates  Adamant Capital website: https://www.adamantcapitalfund.com/  Adamant Capital article “A Primer on Bitcoin Investor Sentiment and Changes in Saving Behavior”: https://medium.com/@adamant_capital/a-primer-on-bitcoin-investor-sentiment-and-changes-in-saving-behavior-a5fb70109d32  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 28, 2019
LightningK0ala joins us to talk about his new Bitcoin Lightning powered online gaming venture, Koala Studio. We talk: How he got into Lightning development Experiences with Satoshi’s Place What he’s doing with Koala Studio Future opportunities with Bitcoin Lightning gaming Wishlist for Bitcoin Lightning development Lightning K0ala and Koala Studio links:  Lightning Koala twitter: https://twitter.com/@Lightningk0ala  Koala Studio website: http://koalastud.io/  Koala Studio twitter: https://twitter.com/koalastud_io  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 27, 2019
Rodolfo Novak, Founder of Coinkite joins me to discuss ways to keep Bitcoin in line with its true cypherpunk values: Decentralizing Bitcoin’s communication networks Alternative methods of sending, receiving, verifying Bitcoin transactions Radio transmissions Coinkite and physical bitcoin products Rodolfo Novak links: Rodolfo Novak twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk  Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/  Coinkite twitter: https://twitter.com/Coinkite  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 23, 2019
David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media (yBitcoin, Bitcoin Magazine, Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network) joins me in this wide ranging conversation about Bitcoin over the years, and Bitcoin media: Journey over the years Getting into Bitcoin media Problems with ‘enterprise blockchain’ The ‘path back to Bitcoin’ for some people/companies Bitcoin Magazine and the switch to Bitcoin focus Bitcoin 2019 Conference - San Francisco June 2019 David Bailey links: David Bailey twitter: https://twitter.com/davidfbailey  yBitcoin: https://www.ybitcoin.com/  Bitcoin Magazine; https://bitcoinmagazine.com/  Let’s Talk Bitcoin: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/  Bitcoin 2019 Conference: https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com/  Sponsor link: Lolli - Earn Bitcoin When you Shop: https://lolli.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 19, 2019
Askuwheteau and Ketominer of the nodl.it team join me to talk about the ‘plug and play’ Bitcoin Lightning full node hardware they are creating. We discuss: Bitcoin full node philosophy Why they started a company How to set up a Nodl device Comparison with other plug and play node products Future features coming Askuwheteau, Ketominer & nodl links: Askuwheteau’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAskuwheteau  Ketominer’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ketominer nodl Twitter: https://twitter.com/nodl_it  nodl website: https://www.nodl.it/  nodl official store: https://shop.lightning-solutions.eu Rise of the nodes medium post: article Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 14, 2019
Dr Christian Decker of Blockstream, one of the world’s leading experts on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, joins Stephan to talk in-depth about Bitcoin Lightning Channel Factories and Multi Party Channels. We talk about: Why Channel Factories might be desirable in the future Basic Overview Technical breakdown Risks Interaction with other Bitcoin/Lightning technology Technical Requirements Future Outlook on Lightning Network Christian Decker Links: Christian Decker Twitter: https://twitter.com/snyke Christian Decker Github: https://github.com/cdecker  Blockstream: https://blockstream.com/  Scalable Funding of Bitcoin Micropamyne Channel Networks Paper: https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/a20a865ce40d40c8f942cf206a7cba96/Scalable_Funding_Of_Blockchain_Micropayment_Networks%20(1).pdf  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 11, 2019
Chris Belcher, Bitcoin Privacy OG (JoinMarket, Electrum Personal Server) joins me in this must listen episode on Bitcoin Privacy fundamentals. Chris talks about multiple ways you can be deanonymised, as well as countermeasures available. We then talk more broadly about Bitcoin Privacy techniques. How your Bitcoin privacy can be broken Different mechanisms and tools to defend your privacy in 2019 Chain analysis and what it relies on JoinMarket Electrum Personal Server Chris Belcher links: Chris Belcher Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_belcher_?lang=en  Chris Belcher Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/belcher_  Bitcoin Privacy Wiki: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Privacy  JoinMarket Wiki: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/JoinMarket  Electrum Personal Server: https://github.com/chris-belcher/electrum-personal-server  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqPIrJSzHyyJpmH6wnxVxA?view_as=subscriber  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 9, 2019
Alex Adelman, CEO and Founder of Lolli joins me to talk about How Newbies Can Earn Bitcoin. We'll be discussing: Psychology around bitcoin today  Earning vs buying  Privacy & security in a custodial world  Merchant & consumer adoption  Self sovereign, personal banking  Alex Adelman and Lolli Links:  Alex Adelman Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexadelman  Lolli: http://lolli.com/  Lolli twitter: https://twitter.com/trylolli  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LMckDmlehyc  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera 
March 2, 2019
Max Keidun and Roman Snitko (CEO and CTO of Hodl Hodl) join me to talk: Why they started Hodl Hodl, a P2P exchange How Hodl Hodl is different from the typical Bitcoin exchange Education of users Volume trends Prediction market announcement Baltic Honeybadger conference 2019 Max, Roman, Hodl Hodl & Baltic Honeybadger Links: Max Keidun: https://twitter.com/keidunm Roman Snitko: https://twitter.com/romansnitko  Hodl Hodl: https://hodlhodl.com/  Hodl Hodl twitter: https://twitter.com/hodlhodl  Baltic Honeybadger 2019: http://bh2019.hodlhodl.com/  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
February 25, 2019
Shinobi (aka Bitcoin Twitter character @Brian_Trollz) joins me in this episode to discuss a range of topics: Problems with using Litecoin for paying with things Confidential Transactions and the different approaches The push for smaller blocks Different approaches to scaling Problems with sidechains and drivechains Shinobi / Brian Trollz links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/brian_trollz  BlockDigest YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb53lXz2IzEFT5JNHSbdvPg Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
February 21, 2019
Justin Camarena of Bitrefill joins me to talk about his journey with Bitcoin Lightning development and pioneering Bitcoin Lightning payments at Bitrefill. We discuss: Learning Lightning development Pioneering Lightning payment at Bitrefill in the #reckless early days Bitrefill Thor service Lightning Channel Management Thoughts on Lightning custodial wallets What Lightning Network can enable Justin Camarena Links: Justin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/juscamarena Bitrefill: https://www.bitrefill.com/  Bitrefill Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill  Bitrefill Thor lightning service link: https://www.bitrefill.com/thor-lightning-network-channels/ Other links mentioned: Turbo Channels: https://medium.com/@akumaigorodski/instant-channels-enable-safe-lightning-payments-with-unconfirmed-funding-8d640defa183  Alex Bosworth Channel Management talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlPIB6jt6ww  Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
February 18, 2019
Andreas M. Antonopoulos (best-selling author, speaker and bitcoin educator) joins me in this episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin  Maximalism as contrasted with a multicoin view. Andreas and I disagree  and present clashing visions. We also discuss other points such as  whether Bitcoin challenges central banking more specifically, or banking  generally. Andreas M. Antonopoulos links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/aantonop  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aantonop  Website: https://antonopoulos.com/  Episode Sponsor BUIDL Bootcamp: Website: https://buidlbootcamp.com/ Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
February 11, 2019
Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter & Square) & Elizabeth Stark (CEO of Lightning Labs) join me to talk about the vision of Bitcoin as native currency of the internet. Bitcoin's principles, resilience, and being 'of the internet' are what make it special. In this special episode we discuss: How Jack came to understand Bitcoin and view it as potentially the native currency of the internet Why everyone is so excited about the Lightning Network Lightning Torch Square and the Cash App Twitter & Bitcoin Future internet business models possible with Lightning Network Bitcoin as foundational to the internet and society Jack Dorsey Links: Twitter account: https://twitter.com/@jack Square: https://squareup.com/ Cash App: https://cash.app/ Elizabeth Stark Links: Twitter account: https://twitter.com/@starkness Lightning Labs: https://lightning.engineering/ Lightning Labs Twitter account: https://twitter.com/@lightning Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StephanLivera  Tallycoin (BTC/LN donations): https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ 
February 5, 2019
Dr Guido Hülsmann, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, and Economics Professor at the University of Anger, France, joins me in this very special episode. We talk about government monetary intervention compared with a free market in money. We discuss many topics: The process of government monetary intervention and deterioration in quality of money Which kind of monetary intervention is worst? Interaction of reserve requirements with capital requirements How businesses and banking differ in a free market economy versus our fiat money economy The tendency towards one most saleable good or money, even within the cryptocurrency world Comments on 'stock to flow' ratio and hard money Dr Hülsmann's economics book recommendations for listeners Dr Guido Hülsmann links: Website: http://www.guidohulsmann.com/ Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production: https://mises.org/library/ethics-money-production  Murray Rothbard’s What Has Government Done To Our Money?: https://mises.org/library/what-has-government-done-our-money  Hans-Hermann Hoppe How Is Fiat Money Possible?: https://mises.org/library/how-fiat-money-possible-or-devolution-money-and-credit  Ludwig von Mises Theory of Money and Credit: https://mises.org/library/theory-money-and-credit  Huerta de Soto Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles:  https://mises.org/library/money-bank-credit-and-economic-cycles  Philipp Bagus In Defense of Deflation - https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319134277 Stephan Livera Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss 
February 2, 2019
Rui Gomes & João Almeida (CTO, co-founder) of OpenNode join me in this episode to discuss why they turned down Roger Ver's $1.25M, as well as the vision of OpenNode in enabling Bitcoin & Lightning payments. Topics include: Background on OpenNode Service structure and fees Rejecting Roger Ver's $1.25M offer and why Why OpenNode is Bitcoin-only Comparison of OpenNode with self-hosted BTCPayServer approach How users can set up Getting tech support Plans over the next year or so Growth markets for Bitcoin Lightning payment OpenNode Links: OpenNode invite link (affiliate link): https://app.opennode.co/join/1b454baa-b233-45c0-8f0a-13893d4ae960  OpenNode website: https://www.opennode.co/  OpenNode twitter: https://twitter.com/opennodeco  Rui Gomes Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruigomeseu  João Almeida Twitter: https://twitter.com/joaodealmeida94  Stephan Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera  Website: https://stephanlivera.com/  Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2  Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss 
January 24, 2019
Marty Bent, host of the Tales From the Crypt podcast, and editor in chief of Marty's Bent joins me in this episode. We talk about Bitcoin content creation and curation, and also touch on the shifts in thinking from 'mainstream' economics required to understand Bitcoin. Marty Bent links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent Marty's Bent Newsletter: martysbent.com  Tales from the Crypt Podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt  TFTC21 Podcast twitter account: https://twitter.com/TFTC21 Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ BTC/LN donation: https://tallyco.in/stephanlivera/
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