Episode Archive

122 episodes of Bitcoin Dad Pod since the first episode, which aired on February 23rd, 2022.

  • Episode 123: Hiatus

    February 22nd, 2024  |  6 mins 25 secs

    Chris and the bitcoin dad are taking a hiatus to consider the direction of the podcast and the new challenges and opportunities for bitcoin after 15 years of bitcoin.

  • Episode 122: Getting Off Zero...Knowledge

    February 10th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    altcoins, arthur, bitcoin education, bitcoin price, canada, central bank balance sheet, chinese stock market, chris, citrea, copa case, crypto, csw, energy policy, ftx, macroedge, monetary contraction, nitter, nostr, nvidia, openai founder sam altman, ripple, rollups, sec, seth, us, zero knowledge etherium virtual machine (zk-evm)

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a new zk-evm on bitcoin proposal, why the Chinese stock market matters for GDP forecasting, politicizing energy debate and much more.

  • Episode 121: Can I get your...GPS cords?

    February 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    ai companies, arbitraging, arthur hayes, ath, bank term funding program, bitcoin, bitcoin mining, bitcoin optech, borrowing, chinese savers, coal burning powerplants, comerica, constrained supply, debanking weekend update, evergrande, exogenous fee, expensive, extortion, falling, fed's emergency lending program, financial pressure, finnish law enforcement, gavin newsom, gps coordinates, hacker, harvard report, holger zschaepitz, homelessness, hong kong court, housing, housing in the usa, interest rate, investment vehicle, liquidation, monero traceability, ortex, power demand, prices, real estate, record, register, replace by fee model, s&p 500 banks index, shoplifting, short sellers, snl, stagnant, truflation dashboard, u.s. regional banking shares, u.s. whitehouse, underwater treasury portfolio, us bank, us federal reserve, us regional banks, valley national bancorp, wages, western alliance bancorp

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a new US Mining Registration policy, wealth disparity and 'populism', and the challenge of fee replacement in the bitcoin mempool.

  • Episode 120: Don't Settle for an ETF

    January 27th, 2024  |  55 mins 30 secs
    altcoins, bank lending, bitcoin, bitwise, bitwise bitcoin etf, blackrock, blink plugin, brexit campaign, btc payserver, btfp program, celcius scam, chinese stocks, copa lawsuit, csw, etf, exchange-traded fund, fed, fidelity, forgeries, ftx, gbtc, global monetary conditions, grayscale bitcoin trust, privacy, satoshi, swan bitcoin, swan mining, tether, trezor

    Chris and the bitcoin dad are back with a discussion of on-chain Tether fud, consensus failures in bitcoin and etherium, and CSW is desperately trying to settle his COPA lawsuit.

  • Episode 119: The Cat is Loose

    January 13th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    altcoins, ark 21shares, arthur hayes, banking, bitcoin, bitcoin core review club, bitcoin optech, bitwise, blackrock, btfp, coinbase, confluence, economic stress, eric balchunas, etf, eth, ethereum, fidelity, financial system, fink, forensic companies, fraud charges, gbtc, gold, grapheneos, grayscale, halving, hype cycle, jevons paradox, lightning anchors, ln symetry, market makers, mempool, price, re-show, sec, shinobi, u.s. central bank, vanek, vulnerabilities, wally street

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the successful launch of bitcoin ETFs in US stock markets, who these products are for, future attack vectors on self-custody, and worrying signs of consumer financial controls in Britain. They end the show with a discussion of mining centralization and fee bumping and some boosts.

  • Episode 118: The Theme is Incentives

    January 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    bitcoin, bitcoin dad pod, bitwise, blackrock, coinjoins, debt ceiling, disinflation, europe, financial advisors, fiscal policy, ftx, indian rupees, inflation, jpmorgan, living in turkey, lyn alden, oil imports, political donations, privacy, recession, sam bankman-fried, sbf, spot bitcoin etf, unchained capital, us, us monetary policy, us presidential election 2024, us prosecutors, utxo, utxo consolidation, x

    Chris and the bitcoin dad start the new year with a macro drop from Lyn Alden, the pernicious incentives of inflation and how UTXO management will bite you no matter how you do it.

  • Episode 117: There Never Was a Second Best

    December 29th, 2023  |  41 mins 1 sec
    altcoins, arthur hayes, banking ban, bitcoin, bitcoin education, bitcoin knots policy, bitcoin mining pool, block template options, btc payserver, crypto, crypto companies, economics, ethereum, fiat debasement hedge, finance, functionality, institutional adoption, lnbank plugin, nigeria, ocean pool, privacy, regulation, seth for privacy, technical complexity, trusted parties, validators, value traps, vitalik buterin, vulnerabilities

    The bitcoin dad discusses bitcoin mining decentralization, a high level review of the next year's risks and Vitalik conceding that Etherium's security model doesn't really work anymore.

  • Episode 116: Liquid Courage

    December 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    alby, alby browser extension, bisq, bitcoin development, bitcoin knots, bitcoin optech, bitcoin web payments plugin, bitcointalk.org, blockstream liquid sidechain, central bank, form 1099-k, game stop apes, hodl, inflation, irs, lightning, lightning network, lightningnetwork, liquid sidechain, marina - liquid wallet, marinawallet, nta blog, ofac compliance, prices, protos, reddit clone, ronin dojo, samurai wallet, stacker news, twitter, u.s. federal reserve, us financial regulation, us mainstream news, us payroll, year in review

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the tradeoffs of the Liquid Sidechain as a tool during high on-chain bitcoin fee periods, the origin of hodl, and a year of lightning network development.

  • Episode 115: Mainstream or Decentralized

    December 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2024 election, altcoins, banking committee, bill, bill proposal, bills sponsored, bipartisan support, bitcoin business, bitcoin drop, bitcoin fair value, bitcoin node, bitcoin optech, china, coalition, coalition expansion, crypto, democratic party, digital asset anti-money laundering act, donald trump, drug trafficking, ecash wallet recovery, electronic service communications provider, elizabeth warren, enforcement actions, etf, eu, euro stablecoin, expenses, fasb rules, fisa reform, french bank, higher income, ledger connect kit, ledger wallet, living on bitcoin, liz, master's in finance, media tour, money laundering, mugshot nft, privacy, sanctions evasion, self-hosted wallet, self-hosted wallets trend, singapore, stratum v2 mining pool, surveillance application, terror funding, timeline, us, us mass surveillance, us senator, warren, weak dollar policy, wifi network, wsj

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a ledger wallet privacy and security failures, how institutionalization of bitcoin comes with risks to decentralization and censorship resistance, and the worst privacy news all year.

  • Episode 114: When in Doubt, Break Glass

    December 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    401(k) withdrawals, altcoins, bitcoin, bitcoin coinjoin, bitcoin optech newsletter, bitcoin-backed loans, bitkey hardware wallet, broken system, canada, capital controls, chainalysis, cloud storage, cluster mempool, cnbc supply chain survey, cpfp, custodial platform, delving bitcoin forum, demonetization, economic challenges, encryption, etf narrative, fiat liquidity, financial distress, financial regulation, freight recession, global crypto adoption survey, grassroots adoption, high inflation, hostile monetary environments, india, jack dorsey's block, ledn, nigeria, ocean pool, privacy, rbf transactions, recovery features, samurai whirlpool, seattle, self-custody wallets, ukraine, unchained, us, usa, vietnam

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a new bitcoin wallet security model from Block, the cluster mempool proposal for bitcoin core, and a wonky paper about regulatory revolving doors.

  • Episode 113: Wet Hot Financial Surveillance

    December 1st, 2023  |  45 mins 18 secs
    altcoins, bad entropy, bbcnews article, bitcoin education, bitcoin environmental fud, bitcoins stolen, central management, dual-funded channels, economics, falling, global r*, lightning, liquidity advertisements, mechanistic model, news, privacy, rebuttal, shiny new fud ammo, us treasury, warrantless mass surveillance, water usage

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the US Treasury's latest attack on free speech and financial privacy, dual funded lightning channels and the newest bitcoin FUD, which is WET.

  • Episode 112: Interview: Peter Todd Critiquing Drivechain

    November 28th, 2023  |  25 mins 13 secs

    The bitcoin dad gets a critical technical review of Paul Storcz' Drivechain proposal from bitcoin technologist and thinker Peter Todd. Peter was commissioned by Paul to write a drivechain critique and did not shirk, describing multiple issues he found with the protocol, this is an interesting and technical exploration of Peter's technical paper.

  • Episode 111: Strangling the Golden Duck

    November 24th, 2023  |  57 mins 24 secs
    altcoins, antitrust lawsuit, apple, argentina, bhutan, binance, bitcoin mining, bitcoin optech, bitrex, cloudflare, coinbase, coincenter, compliance, cz, diminishing returns, dollarization, education city, f2pool, fine, forbes, hard currency, hydro powered, lightning offer addresses, lyn alden, mempool observer, money laundering, ofac, ofac listed addresses, polygon, sec, shutdown, solana, stablecoins, u.s. bank secrecy act, us regulations, wallet of satoshi, zeus developer account

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Binance's settlement with the US Justice department, the end of the era of wildcat crypto exchanges, and its implications for bitcoin as a free financial system. They also cover censorship by F2Pool, a note from Lyn Alden on failing monetary gatekeeping, and how to host your own reusable lightning URL.

  • Episode 110: Interview: Waxwing

    November 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 9 secs
    adopting bitcoin 2023, coinjoin, joinmarket, pathcoin presentation, waxwing

    The bitcoin dad interviews Waxwing after the Adopting Bitcoin 2023 conference. Waxwing talks about a decade of evolving bitcoin, its community, transactability, and the vision of digital cash.

  • Episode 109: Maliable Guildlines

    November 17th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a new fincen ruling with wide implications for 'legal' bitcoin usage, the nuances of CPI slowing while inflation continues, and transaction malleability in bitcoin optech.

  • Episode 108: The End Game is Here

    November 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
    altcoins, bear steepeners, bitcoin education, bitcoin optech, bull market, crypto scams, crypto transactions, economic growth, el salvador tourism, fed rate hikes, ftx creditors lawsuit, germany recession, global banking system risks, kansas bank failure, kyc, lightning enhancements, planb indicator, privacy, s&p rating, salvadoran conference, uk exchanges, us treasury auction, visa corporation ad spend

    Chris and the bitcoin dad record in San Salvador, El Salvador covering the Adopting Bitcoin 2023 conference. It is also the beginning of the End Game, a US Treasury Auction has failed, it looks like another global monetary crisis has started, and bitcoin needs to be ready.