Orange Pill [OP11] - Bitcoin Will Not Bailout Your Tomatoes
1 hr 38 min

Max and Stacy chat about incidental surrealism and the modern day spiritualist charlatans of cable news using confirmation bias to trick their audience into thinking they are able to communicate with a dying empire. The Algonquin circle jerk exposes them as hucksters preying on the shell-shocked American voter traumatized by decades of bad economic policies and out of control money printing.

And now Twitter has also got into the seance business. Their message is: Don't turn the light on when you hear the spirit knocking at the window because you'll then ruin the illusion of communicating with the dead.

The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Bitcoin - the evolution of governance.  - the Quotable Keiser

They also chat to Michael Krieger, the poet laureate of the debt apocalypse, about bitcoin, localism and an era beyond voting every four years for more status quo. Michael also describes the circumstances behind the great tomato disaster of 2020. 




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
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
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
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
Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
9 Ways Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High - Ep.152
Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, and cofounder and chairman of Coin Metrics, explains why the Bitcoin price has been rising without the retail bubble seen in 2017-2018. In this episode he covers: * how this Bitcoin rally differs from the ones in 2017-2018 and why the market is much more mature * how much the pandemic and other macro forces this year have helped propel Bitcoin * what it says that the number of Bitcoin addresses with $10 or more worth of bitcoin are is at 18 million now, compared to 2014 in the 2017-2018 bubble * the significance of realized cap, and why there's less pressure to sell now since the current cost basis of all bitcoins is much higher than in the bubble * the significance of the fact that open interest in CME Bitcoin futures hit $1 billion this week — and why, even though they're cash-settled, they do impact the Bitcoin price * what the appreciation of the Bitcoin price in other countries' currencies such as Turkish lira means * what it means that the stablecoin free float has grown from $1.5 billion in the last bubble to $23 billion during this rally * what he makes of the theory that Chinese miners are having difficulty to sell their BTC being a driver of the price rise Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com Episode links: Nic Carter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter Castle Island VC: https://www.castleisland.vc Coin Metrics: https://coinmetrics.io Nic’s post: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/nine-bitcoin-charts-already-at-all-time-highs-78abbfe82804 Chinese miners unable to sell BTC: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-rally-supply-crunch-in-china Dispute with this report: https://twitter.com/WuBlockchain/status/1328893579515682816?s=20 CME Bitcoin open futures surpasses $1 billion: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/85045/cme-bitcoin-futures-1-billion-open-interest Link to the Crypto News Recap: https://unchainedpodcast.com/what-info-will-come-out-in-the-binance-lawsuit/
31 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
No Escape from Bitcoin's Gravity with Nik Bhatia
“It’s just becoming clear to the smartest investors in the room, that denying Bitcoin is like denying the internet 20 years ago and it’s a mistake and you’re going to get left in the dust.” — Nik Bhatia Location: Remotely Date: Wednesday 18th November Company: USC Marshall School of Business Role: Adjunct Professor of Finance After dropping to lows of ~$4000 when markets went into freefall following the coronavirus outbreak, Bitcoin has bounced back to a near to all-time high of ~$18,500. The impact of the pandemic on the economy has been a massive increase in government borrowing and money printing. This response has highlighted the importance of scarce assets which can't be debased.  Gold has historically been the safe-haven asset that money flows into during times of uncertainty. However, many are now turning to Bitcoin, and it is quickly eating into gold's market share. In a world of fiat currencies, gold and the impending rise of central bank digital currencies, where does Bitcoin fit? Nik Bhatia has written Layered Money a book looking into this that will be released early in 2021. We discuss his book, where Bitcoin fits in the monetary system, the history of government control over money and central bank digital currencies. 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. ----- WBD281 - 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.
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
SotN#24: Everything is bullish, with Nic Carter (Triumphant! 2017 vs 2020 Bull Markets, What's Different this Time?)
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1 hr 37 min
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