Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 74: A Checking Account to Rule Them All

    April 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Arthur Haye's view that the world moves to gold, then bitcoin, how the US Treasury General Account will make financial waves no matter what happens, and the U.S. Government's own research exculpate's 'crypto' from the U.S. Banking Crisis. They then introduce Utreexo, a faster way to sync bitcoin nodes using zero knowledge proofs.

  • Episode 73: Nuclear Buyback

    April 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a US Treasury buyback proposal, various bitcoin privacy technologies, and talk about bitcoin's 'security model' for far too long.

  • Episode 72: Cracked Critique

    April 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
    arthur hayes, channel factories, critique, etherium, riot, sweden

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss another critique of bitcoin focused on mining economics, Etherium's latest hardfork to enable staking withdrawls, and a great guide to dark markets and Nostr.

  • Episode 71: Dimon Handz

    April 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    bobby lee, digital gold, eurodollar, jamie dimon, jinformatique, jp morgan, justin wang, mining, mobile coin, neutrino, opnx, paxful, square, texas, watchtowers, yousef

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the shutdown of Paxful in the context of increasingly hostile financial regulatory compliance, how the FED might think about Eurodollars, and why the world's number one banker is not bullish on tradfi banking.

  • Episode 70: Derivative enforcement leaves few options...

    April 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    binance, cftc, channel factory, energy, freeross, multiparty, optech, petrodollar, saudi arabia, silk road

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a history of petrodollars and US government debt, the beginning of a regulatory crackdown on Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, and a big whale is dumping bitcoin in private markets. They finish up with some boosts, including an energy rant (that is bookmarked so you can skip it) from a booster.

  • Episode 69: Steady lads! Deploying more capital...

    March 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 23 mins
    block, coinbase, do kwan, dollar swaps, hindenburg, justin sun, luna, offshore, optech, president, sec, terra, wells notice, wolf richter, wolfstreet, xapo

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the U.S President's Economic Report to Congress, SEC regulatory actions against scammers (including Coinbase), and a Bitcoin Optech full of software updates.

  • Episode 68: Then they fight you[r bank]

    March 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 32 mins
    lyn alden, macaroons, ronindojo, session, seth, signature, silvergate, svb, whisper, yield curve control

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss three bank failures, how bitcoin doesn't care, why yield curve control is probably all ready here, and how to use your own AI to make a transcript. Discussions of privacy mobile phones, cookies, and monetary policy follow.

  • Episode 67: Bad Week for Bankers

    March 12th, 2023  |  57 mins 47 secs
    bitcoin inquisition, energy, gemini, hedera, jp morgan, ldo sbv, lido, optech, sillicon valley bank, silvergate, voorhees

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the failure of two US banks with 'crypto' ties, how everyone is talking their bags, the New York Attorney General thinks Etherium is a security, and how to backup your lightning channels (TLDR use Core Lightning).

  • Episode 66: Bitcoin, HODL it tight

    March 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    blue wallet, darthcoin, el salvador, lnd hub, silvergate, simplex, tether

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss recent pro El Salvador news from Wall Street, the imminent failure of Silvergate bank, a bridge to legacy finance, and a new way to chat privately and anonymously online.

  • Episode 65: Just add more blockchains

    February 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    coinbase, custodia, ecc, etherium, federal reserve, l2, optech 239, optimism, ordinals, signal

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the nuances of semi-private blockchains, why inflation data is hard to draw conclusions from, and how crypto banking is a really good, but difficult, project. They finish up with a discussion of Bitcoin Optech news and a beginners guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

  • Episode 64: Still Waiting for Constructive Feedback

    February 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    arthur, bitcoin document search, bond, coinjoin, fedi, gox, hackathon, independent examiner, inflation optech, lee rainier, lyn, oak, sbf, schedule lightning, senate, stable pool, vpn, wsj

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Lee Rainier's anti-bitcoin senate testimony, stable value in bitcoin, and Lyn Alden's views on 'fixing inflation. Towards the end they get some boosts about practical coinjoin considerations and how to schedule a lightning payment, like a subscription.

  • Episode 63: Non-Consensual Financial Choking

    February 11th, 2023  |  58 mins 56 secs
    britcoin, chokepoint, coldcard, inscriptions, liquidity telegram, nfts, q1, qe, quantitative tightening, stratum, turkey

    Chris and the bitcoin dad reunite to punch down on the UK's CBDC plans, a venerable peer to peer exchange closes under regulatory pressure, and a coordinated effort to debank the 'crypto' and bitcoin industry. Also, telegram shares your messages with the FSB and Stratum V2 is not your father's mining pool coordination protocol.

  • Episode 62: It's my trial and I'll tamper if I want to...

    February 6th, 2023  |  56 mins 32 secs
    eu, mass surveillance, mullvad, nois protocol, nostr, ordinals, payjoin, sbf, strike

    The bitcoin dad rides solo this week, discussing an expanding lightning network, mass surveillance, and some thoughts on economic uncertainty. The show finishes up with a survey of payjoin, Ordinals (the new data on bitcoin protocol), and feedback.

  • Episode 61: Tell me you aren't decentralized without...

    January 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    etherium shanghai, goldman, oklo, peach app, rainbow chart

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Etherium's latest upgrade and why it isn't decentralized, the US White House has a roadmap for crypto assets, and a discussion of p2p bitcoin options.

  • Episode 60: Economic Backdoors

    January 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    arthur hayes, bip 329, fed, layoffs, peter schiff, privacy, trac, treasury

    Chris and the bitcoin dad cover the technical details of a recent hack, how the U.S. Treasury's debt ceiling mitigation bodes poorly for pensioners, and an Arizona anti-privacy program that has all of your financial information. They end the show with an explanation of BIP 329 wallet improvements and some feedback.

  • Episode 59: No Smart Money Here

    January 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    arthur hayes, barry silbert, dcg, gemini, genesis, multipolar, sbf, substack

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the Gemini/Genesis/DCG insolvency, perhaps the last CeFI lender to be revealed a scam(?), and the evolving opinions around a multi-polar political world. They end the show with news on Central Bank Digital Currency projects, as well as some boosts and an email about buying bitcoin for the first time.