Set Your Business Up With Bitcoin Unit of Account with Luke Thibodeau, CFO of Prospera SLP585
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
3d ago
You might have seen my earlier episode with Erick Brimen, CEO of Prospera, here’s the CFO of Prospera discussing the ability to use Bitcoin as a unit of account. We discuss:  Life on Roatan Setting up a business Choose your own regulatory environment ZEDE law situation Bitcoin as unit of account Leaving Canada Timestamps: Links: https://prospera.hn/ https://stephanlivera.com/episode/464/  Sponsors: Swan.com (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Mempool.space Stephan Livera links: Follow me on X: @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe to ..read more
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Updates on Ark with Tiero SLP584
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
4d ago
Tiero of Ark Labs joins me on the show to discuss the latest with Ark. We get into:  How Ark has changed since initial proposal clARK - covenant-less ARK Trade offs to make clARK happen Which covenants would help vs what is ideal for Ark Ark on Liquid  Capital requirements and costs Fiatcoins Nostr Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro (01:37) - What is Ark? ELI5 version (05:42) - Tradeoffs of scaling payments (07:41) - Interchangeably using LN & Ark under the hood (10:52) - Updates on Ark  (13:57) - What are out-of-round payments? (17:48) - Trade Offs of out-of-roun ..read more
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Bitcoin Ossification Debate with Vijay Boyapati and Reardencode SLP583
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1w ago
The bitcoin ‘ossification’ debate continues with a discussion on the key considerations. What makes Bitcoin special? What improvements are necessary to retain sufficient decentralisation, if any?  Vijay Boyapati and Brandon Black (aka reardencode) rejoin me for a special episode to discuss:  What makes Bitcoin special?  Defining ‘ossification’ How many users is ‘enough’?  Unknown unknowns Addressing centralising MEV concerns Soft forks and hard forks Economic nodes and who holds the power Where to from here Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro (01:54) - What makes ..read more
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NVK on Bitcoin Ossification and Changes SLP582
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
2w ago
NVK of Coinkite rejoins me to talk about attitudes on Bitcoin development and consensus changes. We discuss how “ossification” is commonly thrown around as a term, but maybe there is a better term. “Extreme conservatism”? We talk: What is ossification?  What about bug fixes?  What changes would NVK be interested in?  How many people will use Bitcoin?  What the market is focused on It’s not your chain Links: X: @nvk Bitcoinsecurity.guide coinkite.com Unleashed.chat  Timestamps: (00:00) - Intro  (00:52) - Ossification and gardening  (06 ..read more
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Bitcoin Seoul 2024 Interviews with Saifedean, Jimmy Song, Laolu, Obi, glozow and Calvin SLP581
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
2w ago
I recently spoke at Bitcoin Seoul 2024 and here are some interviews with some of the speakers: Calvin Kim on utreexo Gloria Zhao on Bitcoin Core and mempool Laolu on Taproot Assets and covenants Saifedean on Central Banking and tax cattle Obi Nwosu on Fedi Jimmy Song on Bitcoin in Korea Timestamps: (00:00) - Calvin Kim on importance of Bitcoin conferences (01:51) - Simplifying Utreexo (03:31) - What is Utreexod? (04:51) - Will node providers support Utreexo? (06:38) - Gloria Zhao on BIP431 (Truc) (08:15) - Implications of Truc (12:26) - What is mempool cluster? (14:08) - P2P encr ..read more
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Silent Payments: A Bitcoin username? With Josibake and Ruben Somsen SLP579
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1M ago
Silent Payments is a new approach to improving privacy and useability of Bitcoin. Imagine not needing to manually create new addresses? Josibake and Ruben Somsen join me to discuss some of the ins and outs of Silent Payments. We discuss: Silent Payments overview Contrast with other techniques such as BIP47  Light client support Stopping address re use Base layer privacy discussion Links: X: @josibake X: @SomsenRuben BIP: Silent Payments Tracking progress in Bitcoin Core/libsecp256k1 Informational website from sethforprivacy : Privacy-preserving static addresses for B ..read more
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Bitaxe: The Open Source Bitcoin Miner with Skot - SLP578
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1M ago
Skot joins me to talk about his project to bring affordable, energy efficient, open source mining to home miners. We discuss: The current state of open source in bitcoin mining Bitaxe overview Why do people do this? Price and how to set one up Mining pools Decentralisation Links: X: @skot9000 Site: Bitaxe.org Sponsors: Swan.com (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Mempool.space Nomadcapitalist.com/apply Stephan Livera links: Follow me on X: @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe to Substack ..read more
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Great Script Restoration with Rusty Russell SLP577
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1M ago
Rusty Russell rejoins me on the show to talk about a new idea for a bitcoin soft fork that hopefully avoids some of the ‘horse trading’ dynamic that existed amongst other proposals. Listen in to learn more about the different paradigm that Rusty introduces here, so that developers can build more functionality and efficiency in, hopefully so that more people can use Bitcoin in self-custody.  Bitcoin Script background GSR overview GSR benefits  What is varops  Contrast with APO or LNHANCE? Will it enable shitcoins and spam? Relevant previous episodes: SLP565 Great ..read more
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Payjoin Dev Kit for Bitcoin Privacy - Dan Gould SLP576
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1M ago
Dan Gould of the PayJoin Dev Kit (sponsored by Spiral and Opensats) joins me to discuss how Bitcoin privacy could be improved with more PayJoin adoption. What’s more, it might also benefit users in consolidating their wallets or potentially even fee savings. We discuss how this could be integrated into more bitcoin wallets.  What is a PayJoin? How it helps privacy Other benefits in efficiency Downsides and trade offs Changes with the v2 PayJoin protocol PayJoin Directory Payjoin Dev Kit Links: X: @bitgould  X: @payjoindevkit Site: PayjoinDevKit.org  Site: Payjoin.org  S ..read more
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Bitcoin Mining and Capital Structure with Rapha Zagury SLP574
Stephan Livera Podcast
by Stephan Livera
1M ago
Rapha Zagury, CIO of Swan and Head of Swan Mining rejoins me on the show to talk about a range of topics, from Brazil’s flooding, Bitcoin Mining, Capital Structure, as well as share some insights on speaking to TradFi professionals about Bitcoin.  Links: X: @alphaazeta  Site: Swan.com Site: Nakamotoportfolio.com Nakamoto Gauntlet: The Nakamoto Portfolio Gauntlet  Sponsors: Swan.com (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Mempool.space Stephan Livera links: Follow me on X: @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe to Substack ..read more
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