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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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Episodes

SLP255 Gleb Naumenko: The Label, Bitcoin Dev & Consulting

Gleb Naumenko, Bitcoin developer rejoins me to talk about his latest venture, The Label. We chat about:

Bitcoin development and consulting Protocol development Cross layer considerations Bitcoin & Lightning attacks Time Dilation attacks CoinPool

Links:

Twitter: @ffstls Site: The Label

Previous episode:

SLP164 Gleb Naumenko ? erlay Bitcoin transaction relay

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-26
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SLP254 Dario Sneidermanis Muun Wallet: Bitcoin & Lightning All In One

Dario Sneidermanis, Founder of Muun Wallet joins me to talk about the advanced technological approach taken by his team. We chat about:

Muun as a single unified bitcoin + lightning balance A different approach with mnemonics and backups Lightning and channel management Splicing Use in Argentina and elsewhere around the world

Links:

Twitter: @esneider Twitter: @muunwallet Site: Muun.com

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-23
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SLP253 Samson Mow Blockstream Jade, Liquid & Bitcoin Mining

Samson Mow CSO of Blockstream rejoins me on the show to chat about what?s going on with the new Jade hardware wallet, updates on Liquid & Bitcoin Mining:

Jade hardware wallet Blockstream Green Why use Liquid vs Lightning Blockstream Mining Mining industry generally

Samson links:

Twitter @Excellion Site: Blockstream.com

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-19
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SLP252 NVK Bitcoin Hardware Wallets vs Air Gapped Computers

NVK, CEO of CoinKite joins me on the show to talk about hardware wallets, air gapped computers and all kinds of useful security questions. This episode will help you learn about the kinds of attacks possible against air gapped computers and hardware wallets, as well as bring some nuance and balance to the conversation about how people should use Bitcoin. We chat:

Locking down security Attacks possible against air gapped computers Multi sig vulnerabilities and standards Helping newcoiners in the space Balancing tradeoffs

NVK links:

Twitter: @nvk Site: CoinKite.com  (use code LIVERA) BitcoinSecurity.Guide Airgapcomputer.com

Other links:

Coinkite Coldcard vuln disclosure blog post The Missing Multisig Standard Bitcoin Secure Multisig Setup

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-17
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SLP251 Dan Held HODL Mindset & Bitcoin Finances

Dan Held rejoins me on the show to chat about HODL mindsets vs spending and mistakes made along the way. You?ll find a lot of value in this episode whether you are a new bitcoiner or an experienced hand. We chat:

HODL Mindset Mistakes of spending and trading Using Bitcoin collateralised loans Property market for Bitcoiners Where we?re going

Dan Held links:

Twitter: @danheld Newsletter: danheld.substack.com Youtube: Dan Held YouTube

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-12
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SLP250 Andrew Henderson - Nomad Capitalism for Bitcoiners

Andrew Henderson of Nomad Capitalist joins me on the show to talk about the benefits of nomad capitalism, using overseas residences and citizenships to obtain legal tax savings and increased freedom. We chat:

Huge tax savings possible Risks and costs Considerations for Bitcoiners Being a nomad with a family Jurisdictional competition Adapting to a globally changing game

Andrew Henderson links:

Twitter: @nomadcapitalist Portugal Golden Visa Citizenship By Investment Golden Visa EU residence programs

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-08
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SLP249 Bitcoin Patents & Open Crypto Alliance with Stephan Kinsella and Jed Grant

Stephan Kinsella and Jed Grant join me to chat about Open Crypto Alliance.

We talk:

Why IP laws are anti-liberty and anti-progress How progress has been delayed by improper concepts of property rights How Patent laws could hinder the Bitcoin industry The asymmetry of attack vs defense here How to stop overly broad patents How to support OCA

Guest links:

Site: https://www.opencryptoalliance.org/ Stephan twitter: @NSKinsella Jed twitter: @JediGrant

Prior episodes:

SLP15 ? Intellectual Property, Bitcoin, and Internet Censorship, with Stephan Kinsella SLP211 Steve Lee ? Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-05
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SLP248 Godfrey Bloom - What Will Government Do To Bitcoin

Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk about what governments will do to Bitcoin. We discuss:

Commonalities and differences with gold What he?s learned since first buying Bitcoin How governments may attempt to control Bitcoin How some people will use Bitcoin in spite of control Govt bans vs regulation Building a movement

Godfrey Bloom's Links:

Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk

Prior episode:

SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-02-02
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SLP247 Luke Gromen - Does Bitcoin Recreate The Hunger Games?

Luke Gromen, founder of FFTT (Forest for the Trees) joins me to talk about his views on Bitcoin. We chat:

Bitcoin as store of value, medium of exchange bifurcated Does Bitcoin recreate the Hunger Games? Bitcoin as Smoke Alarm US Govt debt Why rates can?t rise?

Luke Gromen links:

Twitter: @LukeGromen Site: FFT-LLC.com

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-29
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SLP246 Mandrik - Earning Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

Have you wondered whether you should work in the Bitcoin industry or otherwise earn Bitcoin? Listen to this episode where Mandrik, OG Bitcoiner from 2011 joins me to share his stories of earlier days in Bitcoin. We chat:

Libertarians and Bitcoin Early wallets Working at Bitcoin companies in those days Why earning will change your life

Links:

Twitter: @Mandrik

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-25
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SLP245 Mempool.space - helping Bitcoin migrate to a multi-layer ecosystem

Wiz and Simon of the mempool.space project join me to talk about how Bitcoin is evolving over time into a multi layered system. Mempool.space is a block visualizer and explorer that helps users target their fee levels and more. We chat:

How the mempool.space project started The evolution of fees and bitcoin?s block space market Mempool.space v2 launch How fees might shift over time Techniques for dealing with bitcoin confirmation Future plans with mempool.space

Links:

Website: Mempool.space Twitter: @mempoolspace Twitter: Wiz: @wiz Twitter: Simon: @softsimon_

Prior episodes:

SLP74 Wiz ? Bitcoiners vs Shitcoiners SLP112 ? Wiz and m52go ? Bisq: Decentralised Bitcoin Trading

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-21
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SLP244 Nik Bhatia - Bitcoin: The Safest Layer

Nik Bhatia, CFA, author and university lecturer (previously worked as a bond trader and at OpenNode) joins me to talk about Bitcoin and its role in a layered money world. We talk about the concept of money operating in layers and what this might look like going into the future. We also chat about the idea that Bitcoin could be the safest layer to operate at.

Nik Bhatia links:

Twitter: @timevalueofbtc Book: Layered Money

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-19
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SLP243 PlanB Demand For Bitcoin Will Skyrocket

Bitcoin price has been rising and some argue that it is tracking along with the S2F model! Others argue that this is statistically invalid. PlanB, pseudonymous analyst and creator of the S2F and S2FX models rejoins me on the show to talk:

S2F and S2FX vs recent market action Critiques and spurious correlations Comparison with past cycles PlanB?s thoughts on whether this is the final cycle Macro factors - Tether and others Negative rates Cash and carry trade

Previous episodes:

SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) ? Modelling Bitcoin?s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques SLP86 PlanB ? Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening? SLP122 PlanB ? Responses to the S2F model SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous ? Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-15
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SLP242 Jonas Schnelli Maintaining Bitcoin Core: Contributions, Consensus, Conflict

Jonas Schnelli, one of the Bitcoin Core maintainers joins me to talk about Bitcoin development, contribution, funding and the ecosystem of Bitcoin. We get into:

How contribution happens How to deal with conflict as a maintainer What rough consensus means Taproot Privacy Lightning Mining Outlook for next 5 years

Jonas links:

Twitter: @jonasschnelli Website: bitcoin.jonasschnelli.ch/ Github: github.com/jonasschnelli

Prior episodes:

SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club SLP229 John Newbery ? Brink: Bitcoin DevelopmentJohn Newbery SLP124 Jon Atack ? Bitcoin Core Contribution SLP211 Steve Lee ? Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA) SLP144 Steve Lee ? Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development SLP137 AJ Towns ? Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-13
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SLP241 Bunnie - Precursor: Open Source Hardware Development Platform (Feat. Nicolas Dorier as guest host)

In the Bitcoin world, we say ?Don?t Trust, Verify?. But do we do this with our hardware and hardware wallets? Andrew ?bunnie? Huang is a hacker and open hardware activist, holding a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He joins me and Nicolas Dorier (as guest co host) to talk about his new project and how it could be used in the Bitcoin world, potentially as a fully open source bitcoin hardware wallet.

Links:

Website: Precursor.dev Twitter: @bunniestudios Twitter: @nicolasdorier

Prior episodes with Nicolas:

SLP48 Nicolas Dorier and BTCPayServer ? self hosted Bitcoin and Lightning payments SLP172 Nicolas Dorier & Kukks ? P2EP Comes To BTCPay Server

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-08
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SLP240 Jimmy Song & Robert Breedlove - Thank God For Bitcoin

Jimmy Song and Robert Breedlove join me to talk about a new book they co-authored (with other authors) on Bitcoin and how it fixes fiat money. This new book is inspired by The Ethics of Money Production and Honest Money, which blends an austrian analysis of fiat money and fractional reserve banking, with a christian perspective.

Links:

Book: Thank God For Bitcoin Jimmy Song: @jimmysong Robert Breedlove: @breedlove22

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Stephan Livera links:

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2021-01-05
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SLP239 Jake Chervinsky - Pushing Back on FinCEN non-custodial Bitcoin Regulation

Jake Chervinsky, GC of Compound Finance joins me on the show to talk about Steven Mnuchin?s proposed new regulations for US Bitcoin companies and how to push back:

What the new regulation would do Terminology ?unhosted? and self-hosted Compliance burden and chilling effect Can the regulations be pushed back? Non-US customers of US businesses FATF and how to push back

Jake's link:

Twitter: @jchervinsky

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-23
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SLP238 Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter - Passport by Foundation Devices: Air Gapped Hardware Wallet

The market for high quality hardware wallets is becoming more competitive with new entrants over time. Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter of Foundation Devices join me to talk about their new upcoming product, Passport. Passport is fully air gapped (QR or microSD), PSBT, and designed with an open source mindset. We chat:

Zach and Ken?s history with Obelisk prior to Foundation Overview of Passport Features Approach with software QR air gapping Seed Generation Firmware updates Pricing and Timing

Guest links:

Website: https://foundationdevices.com/  (code LIVERA for discount) Twitter: @zachherbert Twitter: @KenOfFoundation Twitter: @FOUNDATIONdvcs

Relevant episodes:

SLP97 Michael Flaxman ? Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks SLP215 Michael Flaxman ? 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-21
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SLP236 Nic Carter Stablecoins: Bullish or Bearish For Bitcoin?

Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures, author and podcaster in the space joins me to talk about stablecoins.

What are stablecoins? Who uses them? What kind of volumes are we talking about? What kind of platform risks are involved? Are they bullish or bearish for Bitcoin? STABLE act Outlook for stablecoins going forward

Nic Carter links:

Twitter: @nic__carter Castle Island Ventures

Relevant episodes:

SLP10 ? Visions of Bitcoin and Transaction Batching with Nic Carter and Hasu SLP219 Nadav Kohen ? What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

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2020-12-11
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SLP235 Niall Ferguson Bitcoin & Monetary Revolution

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He?s also author of 15 books, including The Ascent of Money. Niall and I chat:

Bitcoin as a store of value The pandemic and impacts on how we use money Debt around the world and in history What?s in our financial future

Niall Ferguson links:

Twitter: @nfergus Website: niallferguson.com Article: Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-07
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SLP234 Ron Paul Bitcoin, Liberty & Freedom in Money

Ron Paul, libertarian former congressman and presidential candidate, joins me on the show to talk about Bitcoin, Libertarianism and Freedom in Money.

Ron Paul Links:

Twitter: @ronpaul Site: RonPaulLibertyReport.com

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-05
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SLP233 Vijay Boyapati - Bitcoin Valuations & Cycles

Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk about where we?re at in the cycle. We talk through:

Possible valuations for bitcoin Common misunderstandings Errors people make in bull runs Why Bitcoin is not tulips Bitcoin Derangement Syndrome

Vijay links:

Twitter: @Real_vijay  Bullish case for bitcoin

Prior episodes:

SLP2 ? How Bitcoin ?mentally captures? people with Vijay Boyapati SLP17 ? Bitmain, Bcash, Facebook Crypto rumours, and reframing scarcity with Vijay Boyapati SLP40 Vijay Boyapati ? Why Credit Deflation is More Likely Than Mass Inflation SLP76 Vijay Boyapati ? Bitcoin is not Paypal 2.0 SLP185 Vijay Boyapati ? What Bitcoin Is

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-04
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SLP232 Lyn Alden - Bitcoin as Emerging Store of Value

Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy joins me to talk about how Bitcoin is emerging as a new store of value. We discuss misconceptions on bitcoin, the impact of the constant low key influx of new capital, gold vs bitcoin, concentration of bitcoin, and the broader macro environment we find ourselves in.

Lyn Alden links:

Lynalden.com Twitter: @Lynaldencontact

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-12-02
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SLP231 Stepan Snigirev Build Your Own Hardware Wallet with Specter DIY

Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance), and renowned hardware wallet maker rejoins me on the show to talk about Specter DIY and Specter Desktop updates. We chat:

Why make your own Security model vs other HWWs Airgapping with QR Use in multi sig setups Specter Desktop updates

Links:

Specter DIY github:  https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-diy Specter store: https://specter.solutions/shop/specter-shield/ Stepan Twitter: @StepanSnigirev

Prior episodes:

SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) Hodl Hodl

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-30
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SLP230 Is Lightning The Future Of Bitcoin Transactions? Udi Wertheimer and Eric Wall Discuss

We?re all bullish on bitcoin, but will transactions take place on Lightning Network or other layers and tech? Udi and Eric join me on the show to discuss.

Monetary demand for bitcoin How much payment demand is there? Privacy, custody and other trade offs Stablecoin payment demand Platform risks of ETH

Links:

Udi Wertheimer: HaveFunStayingPoor.com Eric Wall: @ercwl

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-27
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SLP229 John Newbery - Brink: Bitcoin Development

John Newbery joins me to talk about his new bitcoin research and development center, Brink. John is a regular Bitcoin Core contributor, works on Bitcoin Optech, started PR Review Club, and mentors new bitcoin core developers. In this show we talk:

Why Brink Priorities for development Mentoring new developers Bitcoin development culture

John Newbery links:

Twitter: @Jfnewbery Site: Brink.dev

Other episodes mentioned:

SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club SLP200 Christian Decker ? ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks SLP222 Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing What?s MuSig2? What Does it Mean for Bitcoin Multisig?

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend CypherSafe

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-24
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SLP228 OKCoin?s Bitcoin Developer Grant Program with Hong Fang

Hong Fang, CEO of OKCoin joins me to talk about:

Her pathway to learning about Bitcoin Bitcoin?s current status in the market Funding Bitcoin development Focus and priorities for development Identifying talent

Links:

Hong Fang: @hfangca Developer grants: https://developergrant.okcoin.com/

Relevant episodes:

SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr ? Where Are All The Bitcoins?

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-20
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SLP227 Will Bitcoin & Dissident Tech Splinter Governments? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler Debate

Will Bitcoin enable the Sovereign Individual thesis to play out? Or will the state successfully find some counter to retain the level of taxation, surveillance and control that they currently enjoy? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler join me on the show to debate.

Links:

Twitter: @breedlove22 Parallax Digital: Parallax Digital Twitter: @lawlerpalooza

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-16
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SLP226 Max Keidun Can Bitcoin Do DeFi and Lending? Hodl Hodl Lend

What is DeFi? Should it be a thing in Bitcoin or is that just an altcoin gambling thing? Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl joins me to talk about Bitcoin DeFi and Hodl Hodl?s new product, Lend. We talk:

Bitcoin DeFi Hodl Hodl Lend Opening up a whole new lending market Risks Costs How it might develop

Max Keidun links:

Twitter: @keidunm Hodl Hodl

Prior episodes:

SLP56 Max Keidun & Roman Snitko of Hodl Hodl Bitcoin Exchange & Baltic Honeybadger SLP166 Max Keidun ? P2P Bitcoin Trading No KYC, coming to your smartphone powered by Hodl Hodl

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend Bitcoin Black Friday

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-13
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SLP225 Embassy: Sovereign Personal Computing, Privacy, Bitcoin & Lightning with Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland

You?re probably familiar with Bitcoin node packages, so what?s different here with Embassy and EmbassyOS? Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland of Start9 Labs join me to talk about shifting to a more personally sovereign paradigm, and what kinds of technology and hardware can take us there. We talk about:

What EmbassyOS is What?s different vs bitcoin node packages Integrating Lightning into EmbassyOS Private messaging Set up Where we?re going

Links:

Start9 Labs Matt Hill: @MattHill Aiden McClelland: @_dr_bonez

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Hodl Hodl Lend Bitcoin Black Friday

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-09
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SLP224 NVK - What Do Most People Get Wrong About Bitcoin Security? Blockclock Mini & Bitcoin Treasuries

What are some common errors that people make when learning how to self custody? Should you use multi signature? Where does NVK agree / disagree with Michael Flaxman? NVK, CEO of CoinKite rejoins me on the show to discuss this and more.

Bitcoin multi signature Bitcoin backups and walletsrecovery.org Bitcoin security Blockclock Mini BitcoinTreasuries.org

Nvk's Links:

Twitter: @NVK Site: coinkite.com (use code LIVERA for discount) bitcoinsecurity.guide Walletsrecovery.org bitcointreasuries.org

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Cyphersafe (code LIVERA) Bitcoin Magazine

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-06
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SLP223 Preston Pysh Bitcoin's Final Cycle?

Preston Pysh of We Study Billionaires joins me on the show to talk about what Bitcoin?s final cycle might look like. How would we know if we?re going through the final cycle? How likely is it? Will corporates buying bitcoin be weak hands or strong hands? What about governments trying to shut Bitcoin down?

Preston Pysh?s Links:

Twitter: @PrestonPysh We Study Billionaires

Prior episodes:

SLP109 Preston Pysh ? How To Think About Bitcoin as an Investor SLP181 Preston Pysh ? Bitcoin as Numeraire

Sponsors:

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Stephan Livera links:

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2020-11-02
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SLP222 Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing What?s MuSig2? What Does it Mean for Bitcoin Multisig?

Confused about what MuSig2 is? As Bitcoin?s Schnorr Taproot soft fork has now been merged into Bitcoin Core (but not yet activated), it?s worthwhile understanding what some of the new multisignature schemes are for using Taproot. Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing, cryptographers working at Blockstream join me on the show to talk about their latest, MuSig2.

Jonas Nick?s Links:

Twitter: @n1ckler

Tim Ruffing?s Links:

Twitter: @real_or_random

Links:

MuSig2 paper: Simple Two-Round Schnorr Multi-Signatures MuSig-DN

Prior episodes:

SLP137 AJ Towns ? Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs SLP200 Christian Decker ? ANYPREVOUT, MPP, Mitigating LN Attacks

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe

Stephan Livera links:

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2020-10-27
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SLP221 Joe Kelly And Dhruv Bansal - Should Your Business Hold Bitcoin? Unchained Business Accounts

What are the considerations for your business in holding bitcoin? Should you self custody with multi signature for improved security and control? Joe Kelly and Dhruv Bansal, CEO and CSO of Unchained Capital join me to chat.

We talk:

What business owners have to consider How to custody bitcoin Unchained Capital?s solution Coldcard Financialisation of computer networks Challenges of being a bitcoin company founder

Joe and Dhruv Links:

Twitter: @josephkelly Twitter: @dhruvbansal Unchained Capital

Prior episodes:

SLP113 Dhruv Bansal ? Bitcoin Multisig & Hermit with Unchained Capital

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Bitcoin Black Friday CypherSafe

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-21
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SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein

Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean?s online seminar.

Saifedean's Links:

Twitter: @saifedean Saifedean.com

Alex Gladstein's Links:

Twitter: @gladstein Hrf.org

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-18
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SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk about what they are, why they?re useful and how they work.

Why Use DLCs over multisig? Trust and Privacy Funding and Contract Execution Transactions Oracles and associated problems Lightning DLCs DLC Spec

Nadav?s Links:

Twitter: @nadav_kohen Suredbits Suredbits Blog

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-15
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SLP218 Philip Haslam & Russ Lamberti - Debt Culture & When Money Destroys Nations

Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about:

Where hyperinflation has happened before The culture of debt & entitlement Print and spend vs loan and spend The stages or ?gorge moments? Financial repression Liquidity obfuscation How might future hyperinflation episodes play out

Links:

Website: whenmoneydestroys.com Book:  When Money Destroys Nations Russell Lamberti: @RussLamberti Philip Haslam: @HaslamPhilip Book twitter: @WMDNbook

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-09
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SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it.

We chat about:

Bitcoin?s use as reserve asset Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold Central Banking Welfare Statism

Links:

Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-07
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SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club

Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk:

Silicon Valley culture influences Teaching blockchain, then getting more into Bitcoin Being mentored by Bitcoin core developers Bitcoin PR Review club Map of the Bitcoin Network

Gloria 's Links:

Twitter: @glozow Github: Glozow Article: Map of the Bitcoin network

Relevant episodes:

SLP124 Jon Atack ? Bitcoin Core Contribution

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Mempool.space

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-10-02
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SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig

After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new multisig guide to help users secure their coins without any single point of failure.

We cover:

What?s improved in the space since last year Why you need to eliminate SPOFs (Single Points of Failure) Comparison of current hardware wallets Multi sig services vs DIY Using Specter Using Coldcard & Cobo Seedpicker Tips on maintaining the setup

Michael links:

BTC Guide: https://btcguide.github.io/ Twitter: @mflaxman

Prior episodes:

SLP97 Michael Flaxman ? Every Bitcoin Hardware SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman SLP99 Andrew Chow ? Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-28
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SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr - Where Are All The Bitcoins?

Why does auditing Bitcoin matter? Why won?t the supply ever actually reach 21 million? Pierre Rochard of Kraken and Fabian Jahr (Bitcoin Core contributor) join me on the show to talk.

Bitcoin supply Auditing Gettxoutset Bitcoin Core coin stats index More in depth bitcoin accounting

Links:

Fabian Jahr github: @fjahr Fabian Jahr: @fjahr Article: https://fjahr.com/posts/where-are-the-coins/ Pierre Rochard: @pierre_rochard Article: https://www.pierrerochard.com/auditing-bitcoin-supply/

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-25
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SLP213 Michael Saylor - Bitcoin Dematerializes Money

Why did MicroStrategy buy $425 million of Bitcoin and adopt it as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset? How did the team learn about Bitcoin? What is driving people to learn about Bitcoin in this high inflation environment? Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy joins me to discuss.

Links:

Twitter: @michael_saylor

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-21
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SLP212 Alex Daskalov Can Bitcoin In Custody Be Insured?

Bitcoin custody insurance has been hotly debated in the industry, with concerns around the volatility, its feasibility, and whether it makes sense. What's Knox doing differently? Alex Daskalov, CEO of Knox Custody joins me to discuss these questions.

Alex links:

Alex Twitter: @daskalov Knox Custody: @knoxcustody

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-20
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SLP211 Steve Lee - Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)

What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace? Steve Lee of Square Crypto joins me to talk about some of the latest.

Links:

Steve twitter: @moneyball COPA Thread: https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1304087270736236544 Bitcoin Design: https://medium.com/@squarecrypto/bringing-together-the-bitcoin-design-community-b89e5fbe080f

Prior episode:

SLP144 Steve Lee ? Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-15
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SLP210 Sergej Kotliar How To Watch Bitcoin?s Mempool, Lightning Adoption & Privacy

How do you watch Bitcoin?s mempool? What tools should we use? What are the implications longer term for a blockspace market? Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to talk about this and more:

Mempool watching and what tools are needed Blockspace market longer term Lightning adoption Bitcoin Privacy and ?bad actors? COVID and Bitcoiners

Sergej links:

Twitter: @ziggamon Bitrefill: Bitrefill.com

Prior episodes:

SLP85 Sergej Kotliar ? Building Bitcoin?s circular economy SLP25 ? Taking Bitcoin Lightning Payment, and ?earner adoption?, with Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-11
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SLP209 Samourai Wallet - Bitcoin Culture & New Privacy Features

Is Bitcoin user culture going the wrong way? Or are these general cultural things? What should be the approach around avoiding KYC? What new features are coming to Samourai Wallet? Samourai Wallet joins me to discuss.

Samourai Wallet links:

Site: samouraiwallet.com Twitter: @samouraiwallet

Prior episodes:

SLP150 Samourai Wallet ? Make Every Bitcoin Spend a Coinjoin

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-08
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SLP208 Peter Schiff Bitcoin or Gold?

Does money need a non-monetary use? Will the government return to a gold standard? Are we doomed to repeat the same cycle of fiat money? Peter Schiff, CEO Euro Pacific Capital, chairman of Schiff Gold, and host of Schiff Radio joins me to discuss.

Peter links:

Twitter: @PeterSchiff Schiff Radio: schiffradio.com Euro Pac: europac.com

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-09-04
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SLP207 Roasbeef - Lightning Labs lnd Goes Wumbo

What?s the latest with the Lightning Network? What will it mean when channels go large sized with wumbo? How is the network and ecosystem growing? Laolu (roasbeef) CTO of Lightning Labs joins me to talk.

Links:

Twitter: @roasbeef Lnd 0.11 post Lightning labs: Lightning.engineering Lightning Labs twitter: @lightning

Prior episode:

SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody CypherSafe (Code: LIVERA for discount)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera1
2020-09-02
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SLP206 Luke Childs - How To Recover Bitcoins & Umbrel

Have you wondered how to recover bitcoins from a seed? Maybe your friend doesn?t remember which wallet they used? In this episode with Luke Childs, we talk about how to recover them into Electrum with his newly written tool.

We also talk about Umbrel, a new node package promising very easy set up.

We also chat about security, development and bitcoin coding.

Links:

Twitter: @lukechilds Github: https://github.com/sponsors/lukechilds#sponsors Site: https://lukechilds.co/ Umbrel: https://getumbrel.com/

Sponsors:

Swan Bitcoin Knox Custody Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)

Stephan Livera links:

Show notes and website  Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera
2020-08-31
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