#483: Bitcoin Is The 7th Largest Base Money In The World with Matthew Mežinskis
TFTC: A Bitcoin Podcast
by Marty Bent
2d ago
Marty sits down with Matthew Mežinskis to discuss the Q4 2023 monetary base update. 6:25 - Cloward-Piven and immigration 30:22 - Top currencies 38:45 - Inflation rates 46:59 - NZ bankers go mask off 54:14 - Fedwire vs Bitcoin 1:17:14 - Power trend line 1:26:53 - Does the ETF change things? 1:29:43 - “All assets” chart 1:35:23 - Federal debt 1:48:25 - Building the roads 1:52:21 - Russia 2:07:05 - Wrapping up Shoutout to our sponsors: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠River ..read more
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#482: Freedom Fighters Need Bitcoin with Lyudmyla Kozlovska & Bota Jardemalie
TFTC: A Bitcoin Podcast
by Marty Bent
2d ago
Marty sits down with Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bota Jardemalie to discuss activism against the EU regulators' attacks on Bitcoin. - PoW submission to the EU regulators (example of testimonials we want to collect from bitcoin miners and those who socially benefit from it): https://en.odfoundation.eu/a/724499,defend-pow-submission-to-esma/ - EU AML submission: https://en.odfoundation.eu/a/723329,submission-to-fatf-tools-to-prevent-abuse-of-aml-cft-laws/ -Submission to FinCen US: https://en.odfoundation.eu/a/724918,submission-to-fincen-us-digital-asset-aml-act/ - Site / Support OD Foundation: h ..read more
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#481: Bitcoin's Positive Influence On Power Markets with James McAvity
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by Marty Bent
5d ago
Marty sits down with Jamie McAvity from Cormint to talk about Bitcoin mining and energy. Jamie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmcavity Cormint: https://cormint.com/ 0:00 - Intro 7:38 - 50k and Ready Player One 13:16 - Assertions of Chinese grid attack 23:06 - Working with the wind tax credit issue 36:44 - Renewable grid drawbacks and risks 44:17 - The right mix of energy sources 47:53 - Germany decommissioning and energy politics 1:00:23 - Bitcoiners running nuclear 1:06:11 - Halving 1:11:52 - ASIC innovation 1:31:04 - Mining fees 1:34:28 - BitMEX 1:38:07 - Gamestop 1:40:41 - Cormint 1 ..read more
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#480: Bitcoin Mining State Of The Union with Harry Sudock
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by Marty Bent
2w ago
Marty sits down with Harry Sudock to discuss Griid's Nasdaq listing, Harry joining Ten31 as an advisor, and talk about the mining industry as a whole. Harry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/harry_sudock Griid: https://griid.com/ 0:00 - Intro 7:26 - Big week for Griid 11:21 - State of the mining industry 15:46 - Industrial adoption 19:43 - Demand response 23:46 - Energy FUD from the parasitic class 31:44 - Future of mining 36:06 - Technical innovation 37:27 - ASIC manufacturers 45:02 - Halvening 51:59 - Political influence and pencil making 58:27 - ETF and stocks 1:02:54 - Ten31 advisor 1:08:5 ..read more
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#479: Socialist Attack On Bitcoin Mining with Jason Brett
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by Marty Bent
2w ago
Marty sits down with Jason Brett to discuss the EIA action to surveil Bitcoin miners and its wider implications. Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegulatoryJason Bitcoin Policy Institute: https://www.btcpolicy.org/ 0:00 - Intro 6:17 - Overview on “emergency” survey 15:03 - Clearly an overt state attack 21:45 - Fighting back 30:21 - Upcoming months 32:30 - Energy industry and policy 39:29 - Failure of ESG 46:31 - Making political progress 52:20 - Federal vs State 58:12 - Wrapping up Shoutout to our sponsors: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠River ..read more
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#478: How DEI Is Weakening The Military with Matthew Lohmeier
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by Marty Bent
2w ago
Marty sits down with Lt. Col Matthew Lohmeier to discuss how politics and DEI are dividing and weakening the US military, and how the silent majority can speak up and resist. Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewlohmeier Matt's website: https://matthewlohmeier.com/ 0:00 - Intro 6:45 - Politics dividing the military 15:57 - Military of the best 22:28 - DEI harms those it “protects” 27:00 - US weakening is rapid and likely intentional 40:15 - What’s making us stronger? 47:12 - First steps to mending 54:18 - Call to the silent majority 50:03 - Money and incentives 1:02:15 - Define your v ..read more
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#477: What It Was Like Launching Bitcoin In El Salvador with Sean McDonnell
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by Marty Bent
3w ago
Marty sits down with Sean McDonnell from Salt of the Earth to discuss the myriad stories that led to the founding of his company. Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanfmcdonnell Salt of the Earth: https://drinksote.com/tftc 0:00 - Intro 6:32 - Lacrosse 15:59 - Groupon 23:23 - Giving up the party life 27:11 - Skiing story 32:51 - Coding bootcamp 38:06 - Bitcoin 43:01 - Bukele’s war room 52:24 - Starting Salt of the Earth 1:02:50 - Electrolytes 1:14:24 - Jack Dorsey story Shoutout to our sponsors: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠River ..read more
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#476: The Story Of The People And Projects That Inspired Bitcoin with Aaron van Wirdum
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by Marty Bent
1M ago
Marty sits down with Aaron van Wirdum to discuss his new book The Genesis Book. Aaron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronvanW The Genesis Book: http://thegenesisbook.com/ 0:00 - Intro 6:32 - Storytime with Marty 13:00 - Genesis book 16:15 - Where does Bitcoin’s history begin? 19:43 - Cypherpunk history 27:50 - Who are the OGs? 31:05 - Precursor projects and culture 35:53 - Hashcash, BitGold, B-Money 43:11 - Demand for privacy tech 52:18 - Whitepaper and genesis block 1:00:06 - Cypherpunks today 1:03:52 - Timing and Chaum 1:09:51 - Free banking, extropians, AI 1:20:01 - Pitching the book S ..read more
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#475: Bitcoin Is Eating The World with John Arnold
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by Marty Bent
1M ago
Marty sits down with John Arnold to discuss his article on Bitcoin's total addressable market. John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnArnoldTen31 John's Article: https://ten31.vc/insights/tam 0:00 - Intro 7:06 - The real John Arnold 10:26 - John’s background 23:10 - Total addressable market 29:31 - Tech stock returns 34:42 - Best time to jump in 44:04 - Why Bitcoin is eating the world 52:01 - Financial services 1:03:06 - Consumer applications 1:09:06 - Replacing the incumbent system 1:21:48 - Venture capital not recognizing 1:29:57 - Ten31 network 1:35:07 - Bitcoin is fun 1:40:45 - Wrappin ..read more
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#474: What's On Weiner's Laptop? with Dave Collum
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by Marty Bent
1M ago
Marty sits down with Dave Collum to discuss everything from child trafficking to Roth IRAs to lacrosse. Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidBCollum 0:00 - Intro 6:17 - Child trafficking 22:17 - Immigrant flooding 32:13 - Crime syndicates and technocracy 40:47 - Darkness 49:11 - J6 59:29 - Ukraine 1:03:36 - Hope and changing winds 1:10:24 - Election 1:14:24 - State independence 1:18:39 - ETF 1:27:39 - Inflation and correctional 1:53:30 - Geopolitical status 2:02:17 - Great minds 2:09:30 - Tangents 2:24:04- Roth IRAs 2:32:39 - What to do without Bitcoin 2:41:26 - Family 3:05:44 - Lacross ..read more
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