Scaling Bitcoin Privately with John Light
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by Peter McCormack
16h ago
“If it doesn’t have privacy then it’s not worth using, and if it’s not easy to use then people aren’t going to use it, and so we won’t need scale.” — John Light John Light is a bitcoin researcher working on product at Sovryn and previously the ZK-Rollup Research Fellow at the Human Rights Foundation. In this interview, we discuss rollups on Bitcoin, privacy & scaling and scaling bitcoin in a self sovereign way. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with Swan Bitcasino - The Future of Gaming is here Ledger - State of the ar ..read more
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Bitcoin is Eating the World with John Arnold
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by Peter McCormack
3d ago
“We’ve never really seen before true transmission of instantly-settled bearer-value…that will be the dominant apex-predator way of transacting ultimately, so every business, every economic interaction is going to have to respond to that in some way.” — John Arnold John Arnold is a Principal at Ten31. In this interview, we compare tradfi to bitcoin, discuss Bitcoin’s total addressable market, why bitcoin is a paradigm shift for businesses and how Bitcoin is eating the world. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with Swan Bitca ..read more
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The Right to Bitcoin with Dennis Porter
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by Peter McCormack
4d ago
“Bitcoin might be outside politics, Bitcoin might be outside government, but you are not…and so they can still enact laws that go after us as individuals.” — Dennis Porter Dennis Porter is the CEO & co-founder of the Satoshi Action Fund. In this interview, we discuss Satoshi Action Fund’s mission, the importance of self custody, working with regulators and the challenges of pushing pro-bitcoin regulation. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with Swan Bitcasino - The Future of Gaming is here Ledger - State of the art Bitc ..read more
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Will the Dollar Implode? With Macro Alf
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by Peter McCormack
6d ago
“For the system to really collapse you actually need first the dollar to get stronger and effectively to suck everything into a black hole until it can implode.” — Macro Alf Macro Alf is the founder of The Macro Compass, an investment strategy firm. In this interview, we discuss government spending, debt & deficits as well as the death of the dollar and the role of Bitcoin in the macroeconomic environment. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with Swan Bitcasino - The Future of Gaming is here Ledger - State of the art Bit ..read more
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The Bitcoin Scaling Dilemma with Shinobi
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by Peter McCormack
1w ago
“If we stop changing Bitcoin right now there is no way that even 1% of 1% of the planet will be able to afford to actually hold their own keys, to actually sovereignly control their own bitcoin, and everybody else it’s just pick your custodian, pick who you trust to hold your bitcoin for you.” — Shinobi Shinobi is a pseudonymous Bitcoin educator and the technical editor at Bitcoin Magazine. In this interview, we discuss scaling bitcoin in a self-sovereign way, covenants, OP_CAT and Bitcoin development culture & risks. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably ..read more
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The Bitcoin Revolution with Quoth The Raven
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by Peter McCormack
1w ago
“What happens when the bid gets bigger? What happens when 5 million pissed off Occupy Wall St, Gamestop, WallStreetBets…combined with the 2 million people that are still walking around with Ron Paul signs like I am, what happens when all those people join together and join the Bitcoin network?” — Quoth The Raven Quoth The Raven is an independent financial researcher. In this interview, we discuss why he was sceptical about Bitcoin, his distrust in the traditional system, inflation & quantitative easing and what led to him changing his mind on Bitcoin. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: IREN ..read more
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Why We Shouldn’t Trust BlackRock with Whitney Webb & Mark Goodwin
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by Peter McCormack
2w ago
“Whatever this new financial system is…ultimately is about trying to enable BlackRock to continue its massive expansion to own essentially everything with as little risk to them as possible.” — Whitney Webb Whitney Webb is an independent investigative journalist and founder of Unlimited Hangout & Mark Goodwin is Editor in Chief at Bitcoin Magazine. In this interview, we discuss the BlackRock ETF, their plans for a new financial system, media psy-ops & tokenizing everything. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin ..read more
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The Hidden Cost of Money with Seb Bunney
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by Peter McCormack
2w ago
“It doesn’t matter, in any of these nation states, who you vote for; ultimately, I think until we actually re-align the incentives in society by separating money and state we will not have a system that actually supports the individual.” — Seb Bunney Seb Bunney is the co-founder of Looking Glass Education and author of The Hidden Cost of Money. In this interview, we discuss what money is, the effect that broken money has on society, fiat incentives and how Bitcoin fixes this. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with S ..read more
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Bitcoin Adoption, the Halving & Mining with Colin Harper
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by Peter McCormack
2w ago
“All of the different sub communities in Bitcoin are really starting to ask themselves and the other sub communities ‘why are you here? Are we sacrificing everything for number-go-up?’ Well number-go-up is kind of the whole thing if you want actual outsized influence over the system that is leaving everyone scrambling for anything.” — Colin Harper Colin Harper is Head of Research and Content at Luxor Technology. In this interview, we discuss Bitcoin adoption, media FUD, the impact of the halving on miners and we look back at the mining industry in 2023. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: Iris En ..read more
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Bitcoin’s CBDC Shadow with Sam Callahan
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by Peter McCormack
2w ago
“The technology is forcing their hand, and every single time they have to centralise more, and more, and more; and, what they’re trying to build now is one unified ledger that connects all the CBDCs around the world.” — Sam Callahan Sam Callahan is the Senior Analyst at Swan Bitcoin and host of Swan Signal. In this interview, we discuss hyperbitcoinisation, the Bank for International Settlement, and the threat of central bank digital currencies. - - - - This episode’s sponsors: Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Bitcasino - The Future of Gaming is here Ledger - State of the art Bit ..read more
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