SLP245 Mempool.space - helping Bitcoin migrate to a multi-layer ecosystem
Play • 59 min

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:

Prior episodes:

Sponsors:

Stephan Livera links:

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast
Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast
Marty Bent
Rabbit Hole Recap: Bitcoin Week of 2021.02.22
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Taproot LOT OF LOTS  - BitPay Sanctions Violations  - Bitfinex and Tether settle with NY AG without admitting fault  - MicroStrategy bought another ~19.5k bitcoin for a ~$1.03B, they now hold 90.5k bitcoin  - Square quarterly earnings  - Coinbase discloses number ahead of Nasdaq listing  - Teleport Transactions CoinSwap implementation  - Arthur Hayes emerges  - Specter v1.2.0  - Onion Share v2.3  - RTL v0.10.1  - Hexa Wallet v1.4.5  - Samourai Dojo v1.9.0  - MyNode v0.2.27  - Sparrow Wallet v1.2.0  - Blockstream Green adds encryption to wallet metadata  - River raised $17.3M  - BottlePay raised $15.5M  - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin?  - BitMEX provides third grant for Michael Ford Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. HodlHodl. Lend at Hodl Hodl is a new non-custodial bitcoin backed lending platform, that allows peer to peer lending and borrowing between users, globally, anonymously & on your own terms. Create you offers & set your own terms on lend.hodlhodl.com
1 hr 52 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
Bloomberg's ETF whisperer says the SEC could approve a BTC ETF
Regulators in Canada approved two bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in recent days, marking the first approvals of their kind for North America. Since launch, the products have seen considerable inflows. With the demand for a bitcoin ETF now proven, many wonder what a Canadian approval could mean for a U.S. offering.  The Scoop spoke with Eric Balchunas, a senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg, about what an approved bitcoin ETF means for the landscape. During this week's episode Balchunas broke down the winding road to approval and why Canada was always likely to be a first. Now that Canada has its BTC ETFs, he argued that an approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is just around the corner. "I think it's just a matter of the SEC coming around, and then once they come around mentally, I imagine it will happen pretty quickly," he said. "But again, I'm not in that bubble. I'm not a regulatory analyst. That's just my sense from talking to people." How Canada has historically been a proving ground for novel financial products. The differences and similarities in the Canadian and U.S. approval processes. Why Balchunas thinks 2021 will be the year of a U.S. BTC ETF approval. Why it's only a matter of time before a meme ETF launches. This episode is brought to you by Kraken Whether you’re an experienced crypto trader or just starting out, Kraken has the tools to help you achieve financial freedom. With 50+ cryptocurrencies to choose from, industry-leading security and a wide variety of features to suit any investing strategy, Kraken puts the power in your hands to buy, sell and trade digital assets. Visit Kraken.com to get started today.
38 min
The "What is Money?" Show
The "What is Money?" Show
Robert Breedlove
The Saylor Series | Episode 9 | Economics, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Natural Competition
Michael Saylor joins me to discuss anthropology, energy, and technology from first principles as we build the intellectual foundation necessary to truly grasp the historic significance of Bitcoin. 00:00:00​ - Episode Trailer 00:01:06​ - Swan Bitcoin 00:03:22​ - Robert’s Intro Economics 00:06:46​ Science of Infectious Disease, Sterilization, & Antibiotics 00:08:33​ Economics with Dirty Money Defective Money is Toxic 00:09:33​ Meditations on Toxicity as a threat to life 00:11:33​ Inflation Myths & Misconceptions 00:12:33​ Jedi Mind Tricks in Economics –“No Inflation Here” 00:13:33​ Early Retirement in your Consumer Basket 00:15:06​ Questioning Basic Premises of Economics 00:15:23​ “We can’t tell people what to think, but we can tell them what to think about” 00:15:33​ 30 year Bond calc – Mistake Inflation & Interest Rates 00:17:09​ Inflation Coefficients & Drivers 00:18:49​ Scarcity in Real Estate & Goods 00:19:59​ Agreement on bleeding George Washington to death 00:20:33​ Energy content in products, services, & assets 00:23:33​ Cherry Picking the Inflation Bucket for CPI 00:25:02​ Obscene Asset Inflation 00:26:33​ Scarce= High Energy Value 00:27:07​ Inflation is Theft, but most don’t realize this 00:28:26​ Inflation is Freezing to Death 00:31:00​ Real Yields vs. Asset Inflation Rates 00:31:52​ Storing Value in Equity & Debt 00:34:47​ Why do Stocks always go up? 00:37:27​ Big Tech vs. the entire Equity market 00:38:14​ Darwinian Competition 00:40:04​ Humility & Stoicism 00:41:54​ Challenges of Competing & Commercializing Acquisitions 00:43:52​ The Law of Decimation & Murphy’s Law 00:45:14​ Underestimating the cost of maintenance on assets 00:45:47​ Dangers of Youthful Ambition & Empire Building 00:47:33​ 10% tithe as a continuing theme 00:49:11​ Words don’t matter – Actions matter 00:49:31​ Paradox of Marcus Aurelius & Imperial Virtue 00:52:03​ Marcus Aurelius & the Crypto Keys to Empire 00:53:53​ There is always time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Natural Competition 00:54:50​ Darwinian Vitality & Antifragilty 00:55:29​ Terrifying Natural Beauty 00:56:11​ Everything is at its finest when tomorrow is uncertain. 00:56:23​ Ants at War on a Sunny Day 00:57:52​ Lions & Antelope on Television 00:59:18​ Dynamic Equilibrium & Ecosystem Health 01:00:53​ Paradox of the Engineer vs. Zookeeper 01:01:30​ Easter Island Ecosystem Collapse 01:02:10​ Free Market is Economic Expression of Darwinian Equilibrium 01:03:33​ - Robert's Outro 01:42:27​ - End -- See My Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​ Contribute Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Stack sats: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22​
1 hr 43 min
Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
John Vallis
Bitcoiner Book Club Explores Jordan Peterson's 'Maps of Meaning'
Maps of Meaning is Jordan Peterson's first book, written in the late 90's, and largely unknown to much of his following.  Nevertheless, it is an extremely profound book, dealing with the most fundamental of questions regarding the structure of reality, and how humans have attempted to comprehend it, and figure out how best to navigate it.   The book also had a profound impression on some other bitcoiners, so we decided to get together and explore it together.   It's a pretty ambititous endeavour to try to tackle this thing, and this is by no means meant to be an exhaustive analysis. I highly recommend you read the book.   Enjoy!   --   TWITTER:  Richard: https://twitter.com/rjames_BTC Robert: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 Gigi: https://twitter.com/dergigi  Link to Book: https://www.amazon.com/Jordan-B-Peterson-Architecture-Softcover/dp/B084CTSZCH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=maps+of+meaning&qid=1614369592&sr=8-1 More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
2 hr 37 min
Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann
Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]
"The Internet’s protocol (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol, or TCP/IP) doesn’t offer “services.” It doesn’t make decisions about content. It doesn’t distinguish between photos and text, video and audio. It doesn’t have a list of approved applications. It doesn’t even distinguish between client and server, user and host, or individual versus corporation. Every IP address is an equal peer." - Andreas M. Antonopolous Today we hit a great and classic essay by Andreas on the amazing FEE.org that hits on a key way to think about decentralized network, and a critical part of why they will innovate orders of magnitude more quickly than their centralized counterparts. The difference between "smart" networks and "dumb" networks, and why the dumb will also conquer. Bitcoin is the internet of money, and on read #500, hear Andreas explain why. Check out the original article at the link below: https://fee.org/articles/decentralization-why-dumb-networks-are-better/ Other great pieces mentioned in today's show, along with the thread that includes numerous others for further journey down the rabbit hole: Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=347 On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Anil's Amazing thread with 20 fundamental essay for understanding Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/anilsaidso/status/1290758632238276609?s=20 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
52 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
54 - Why DeFi is the Future | Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban needs no introduction, but the entrepreneur and Shark Tank host has an impressive depth of knowledge of the crypto space, and he has a particular ability to break complicated subjects into simple, digestible ideas. Listen as we talk DeFi, NFTs, Ethereum, and the future of finance with Mark Cuban! ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: http://bankless.substack.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ ----- GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave 🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith 📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI https://bankless.cc/dharma ------ 📣LATTICE | NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE WALLETS https://bankless.cc/gridplus​ ------ Don't stop at the video! Subscribe to the Bankless newsletter program http://bankless.substack.com/ Visit the official Bankless website http://banklesshq.com/ Follow Bankless on Twitter https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ Follow Ryan on Twitter https://twitter.com/ryansadams Follow David on Twitter https://twitter.com/TrustlessState ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures
1 hr 40 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
The Nation State Case for Bitcoin with Balaji Srinivasan
“It’s basically the best investment of all time, and I have a feeling it’s not going settle down for a while. I mean, it could go to $1 million, even $10 million... $ 1million is no longer a crazy number to put out there for bitcoin.” — Balaji Srinivasan Location: Remotely Date: Friday 19th February Company: balajis.com Role: Angel Investor & Entrepreneur The corporate adoption of bitcoin has widely defined the last 12 months for bitcoin. Following Michael Saylor’s watershed move, companies such as Tesla and Square have been adding bitcoin to their treasuries. Many see the next logical step as nation-states adding bitcoin to their reserves. While some countries like Estonia and Malta have been very open to bitcoin, a large number still, at least publicly, have a less welcoming stance. The Indian government recently announced its intention to ban ‘private’ cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, fearing adoption would threaten national security and create a capital outflow from the country. Balaji Srinivasan thinks this is the wrong move and put forward the opposite case in his recent article Why India Should Buy Bitcoin. In this interview, we discuss the benefits to a nation-state adopting bitcoin, why India are the perfect first mover and the demise of Silicon Valley. This episode’s sponsors: Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade Bitcoin BlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin Casa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security. Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets. Ledger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware wallet ----- WBD316 - Show Notes ----- If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following: Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute Make a tip: Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2S QR Codes: Bitcoin If you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the show and episodes with your friends and family Subscribe to the newsletter on my website Follow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTube If you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
1 hr 47 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
The Case for DeFi with Camila Russo
After discovering Bitcoin as a finance journalist in a developing country, Camila Russo became hooked on the idea of a decentralized financial revolution. Taking one step further, Camila honed in on Ethereum’s evolving role as the foundation for the internet of money, publishing “The Infinite Machine.” Today, her insight is called upon by experts from all corners of the crypto sector looking to understand how DeFi is revolutionizing the world of finance.  In this episode, Melker and Russo discuss a range of topics including: Ethereum’s 2.0 transition Competition and “Ethereum killers” The first-mover advantage NFTs as a crypto gateway The Bloomberg of DeFi Internet in the 1990s Ridiculous gas fees The “sure bet” in crypto Whales trading Ethereum The inevitability of bubbles Bitcoin as digital gold The basics of DeFi --- VOYAGER This episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 9.5% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account. --- Mina Protocol Mina is the world's lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to ensure a super-light and constant sized chain, that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network. The team behind Mina is backed by VCs such as Coinbase Ventures, and Mina's adversarial testnet was the largest public testnet outside of ETH 2.0. To get involved ahead of Mina’s mainnet, visit https://minaprotocol.com/wolf --- Matcha 0x Matcha is the easiest way to trade in DeFi. Matcha enables traders to seamlessly swap tokens using 20+ aggregated liquidity sources that deliver better prices than going to a centralized exchange or Uniswap. Connect your wallet and start today at https://matcha.xyz/wolf --- Join the Wolf Den newsletter: ►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members --- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.co
58 min
More episodes
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu