S15 E21: Fiatjaf on Nostr, Drivechains & Why Lightning Sucks
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
2d ago
Fiatjaf is the creator of Nostr, a decentralized social media protocol which enables everyone around the world to communicate without censorship. Surprisingly, he doesn't agree with some existing Nostr software, no longer likes Lightning & promotes BIP300 ..read more
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S15 E20: Bastien & Baudoin on Satochip, Satodime, Seedkeeper & Self-Custody
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
1w ago
Bastien and Baudoin are the creators and main promoters of Satochip: an affordable self-custody solution which makes use of the smart card technology to provide hardware wallet features. In this episode, they explain how Satochip works & why it's unique ..read more
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S15 E19: Alexei Zamyatin on Build on Bitcoin and Layer 2s
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
1w ago
Alexei Zamyatin is an academic cryptographer who works on the Build on Bitcoin projects. His approach to scaling Bitcoin with second layers involves some unconventional methods, which he describes in this interview. He also seems to like OP_CAT over CTV ..read more
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S15 E18: Orkun Kilic on Citrea, The First ZK Rollups on Bitcoin
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
2w ago
ZK rollups are certainly promising, as they can bring scalability and privacy to Bitcoin. In this episode, Orkun Kilic talks about Citrea: the first protocol to enable ZK rollups on Bitcoin. He explains the advantages, the tradeoffs & why you should use ..read more
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S15 E17: Andrew Poelstra on Covenants (OP_CAT vs OP_CTV)
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
3w ago
Andrew Poelstra is a mathematician who heads the research department at Blockstream. Over the years, he experimented with many Bitcoin OP codes – some of which are also enabled on Liquid. In this episode, he explains why he likes and prefers OP_CAT ..read more
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S15 E16: Paul Sztorc Talks Bitcoin Scaling, But Can't Say "Drivechains"
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
1M ago
Paul Sztorc returns with a twist: he's talking about sidechains, rollups, BitVM, Lightning, and ever other scaling solution... but can't say the words "Drivechain" or "BIP 300". If he breaks the rule, he must send a Lightning transaction and drink vodka ..read more
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S15 E15: Aaron van Wirdum on The Genesis Book & Bitcoin Pre-History
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
1M ago
Aaron van Wirdum is a veteran Bitcoin journalist who has been writing for Bitcoin Magazine since 2014. On January 3rd 2024, after nearly five years of working on this project, he launched The Genesis Book: a reflection on the history before Bitcoin ..read more
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S15 E13: Robin Linus on BitVM & Permissionless Bitcoin Development
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
2M ago
Robin Linus revolutionized Bitcoin development in 2023 with BitVM: a virtual machine that can do off-chain computation for the purpose of enabling smart contracts. With it, Bitcoin can get trust minimized sidechains. But there are so many more uses cases ..read more
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S15 E12: Agustin Kassis & Mariano on La Crypta, La Wallet & Bitcoin in Argentina
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by Vlad Costea
2M ago
Agustin Kassis & Mariano are Argentinian bitcoiners who work in a Fight Club-style house to build La Wallet: a Lightning wallet which is associated with a Nostr account and enables users to have both a payments card and a digital identity device ..read more
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S15 E11: Satoshi Sound on The Upcoming Bitcoin & Friends Cartoon Reboot
Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
by Vlad Costea
2M ago
Bitcoin & Friends was a pretty popular original cartoon back in 2019 and 2020. On January 3rd 2024, thanks to some major breakthroughs in animation software, the series is getting a reboot which takes the story to a whole new level. Stay tuned ..read more
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