Bitcoin Magazine
Bitcoin Magazine
Nov 16, 2020
Bitcoin in Asia - The Godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum BIA 29
45 min

We have very special episode this week featuring some of the godfathers of Bitcoin: Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum. This was recorded as a live panel from Seoul at Korea Blockchain Week and is laid out as a history of the ideas and events that led to Bitcoin from their first person accounts, plus their current thoughts on the experiment and what excites them about the future. From the cryptography and cypherpunk movements to David’s DigiCash, Adam’s Hashcash proof-of-work, Nick’s Bit Gold, and more. Their own contributions were foundational to the development of Bitcoin, and it was fascinating to have them together and playing off of each other in a discussion of that history. A special thanks for fact block for organizing.

 

Once BITten!
Once BITten!
Daniel Prince
@MrTimothyAllen - Award Winning Human Planet Photographer! #90
BTC $ 18'768 Today's guest on the show is the award-winning Photographer @MrTimothyAllen who was one of the geniuses behind the Human Planet Series and an awesome Britcoiner! Join Tim and I as we face down questions from each of our kids about homeschooling, photography and #Bitcoin. Listen to some of the most amazing stories from far off worlds as Tim describes some of his work on the Human Planet series. Do you remember the scenes of a tribesman scaling a tree for honey or the guy crossing a raging river on a tightrope? How did Tim feel about the series filming an uncontacted tribe in Brazil and how have these peeks into primal humanity shaped his thinking about our species? What lead @MrTimothyAllen to #Bitcoin and how does he hope to be able to transition away from his current projects to somehow work in the #Bitcoin space? A huge thank you to @MrTimothyAllen for taking the time to come on the show and share these stories with us! Make sure you go and check out Tim's new project, a new movie that launches for free next week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59DuGXdCbM I stand on the shoulders of giants, these guys are amazing. Thank you: @coinfloor @swanbitcoin for your trust and support. @adamwoodhams1 for producing the show. @jimreapermusic for creating www.once-bitten.com# @hodlerthanthou and the Britcoiners @twentyoneism. Shills and Mench’s: www.coinfloor.co.uk/bitten www.swanbitcoin/bitten https://humanplanet.com/timothyallen/about/ @Martybent @TFTC21 @Mattodell @Saifedean  www.saifedean.com @RyanTheGentry
1 hr 41 min
On The Brink with Castle Island
On The Brink with Castle Island
Castle Island Ventures
John Newbery (Brink) on funding Bitcoin development (EP.150)
John Newbery, Bitcoin Core developer and founder of Bitcoin Optech, announces an independent nonprofit organization to support Bitcoin development, Brink. Donate here. In this episode, we discuss the formation and mandate of Brink, as well as the developer funding context that we find ourselves in. Covered in the episode: * John Newbery's core developer story and how he came to found Brink * Why John left Chaincode and struck out on his own * Brink's mandate and foundational purpose * Lessons learned from the Bitcoin Foundation * The future of Bitcoin Optech * The state of funding for Bitcoin development * The accessibility of Bitcoin protocol development today * Does the existence of financial incentives cannibalize the intrinsic motivation to work on open source? * Why John works on Bitcoin * Why ossification might be more remote than we expect * Whether Bitcoin's developer funding model exposes it to corporate capture * The political implications of Bitcoin having a sole reference implementation * The importance of distinguishing the validation element of Bitcoin Core from the other components * Is Bitcoin protocol dev meritocratic or technocratic? * Why the structurelessness of Bitcoin core dev raises the barriers to entry * Is Bitcoin protocol development adequately funded right now? * Does developer funding equate to influence in the Bitcoin protocol development * The dispersion of Bitcoin protocol development influence Content mentioned in this episode: * Joseph Jacks on On The Brink * Bitmex Research, Who Funds Bitcoin Development? * Nic Carter in Coindesk, Bitcoin's Patronage System is an Unheralded Strength
55 min
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
#14: Interview with a Spartan
Today, I’m not only joined by a very special guest, but the format of this episode is highly unusual as well! I interviewed the man who goes by the name @DegenSpartan on Twitter and who is one of the biggest and most enigmatic Defi investors there is. I have wanted to have him on for a long time, but there was one problem: DegenSpartan, or DS in short, is fully pseudonymous and did not even want to have his voice known. So we looked for a solution and ended up doing a text interview instead. Then I got Patrick McCorry (@paddypisa on Twitter) to speak the part of DS in the final recording, while I spoke my own part. At this point, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to us on Twitter and offered their help to make this episode a reality. I get that this isn’t your average podcast, and you can go and read the text interview instead if you want, but I think Paddy did a fantastic job and the final product came out great. Please enjoy! Discussed in this interview: DS: Degenerate or prudent investor? How he managed to recognize (and sell) the top in Defi His approach to investing Becoming Synthetix' patient zero Why he dislikes Maker, YFI, and governance tokens in general and more! Links: Subscribe to our mailing list for transcripts and other bonus content: https://uncommoncore.co/  DegenSpartan https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Patrick McCorry (as DS): https://twitter.com/paddypisa
38 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
The Blockchain And Mortgage Revolution with Curtis Wood, CEO of Bee App
Curtis Wood spent years learning the ins and outs of both the mobile app and mortgage industries. When he learned about the blockchain, he knew he had to combine the three areas. He developed Mortgage Bee App, a seamless way to automate the loan process for home buyers, leveraging blockchain technology to add trust and remove human error. Scott Melker and Curtis Wood further discuss the current state of the housing market, the impact of COVID-19 on home value, historically low-interest rates, the difficulty in obtaining a loan, refinancing for free money, the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, Dodd-Frank and Fannie Mae, strippers buying 7 homes, the impact of fraud and greed, the money machine in DC, tech as a double edge sword, borrowing against crypto and more. --- ROUNDLYX RoundlyX allows you to dollar-cost-average into crypto with our spare change "Roundup" investing tool, manage multiple crypto exchange accounts in one dashboard and access curated digital asset content and services. Visit RoundlyX and use promo code "WOLF" to learn more about accumulating your favorite digital assets when making everyday purchases and earn $4 in free Bitcoin. --- EQUOS Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/wolf. --- CELSIUS With the Celsius app you can earn up to 15% APY rewards on over 30 cryptocurrencies. Have crypto but want cash? Celsius also offers the lowest cost loans against your crypto with interest rates starting at just 1% APR. Enter promo code WOLF when you sign up and get $20 in BTC! Users must transfer and hold at least $200 of any coin for 30 days to be eligible for the reward. --- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io
1 hr 9 min
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