The Bitcoin Dad is here to explain the context around the monetary revolution that is Bitcoin. The technological, social, and financial complexities of Bitcoin are hard to understand and your Bitcoin Dad will give you a foundation to make up your own mind. He'll cover news, history, and a lot of practical projects that you can do yourself to get started with Bitcoin!
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.
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.
January 8th, 2023 | 54 mins 58 secs
amazon, castle island, chipotle, huobi, porhub, starbucks
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss more exchange insolvency rumors, how corporate loans disprove the myth of central bank interest rates, and beg everyone to run a privacy browser extension called uBlock Origin.
January 2nd, 2023 | 1 hr 26 mins
bitmex, bsv, csw, lamia, metaverse, sbf, stephenson, zoltan
Chris and the bitcoin dad pillory a new metaverse blockchain whitepaper, speculate on bitcoin in the European Union, and cover a blog post exploring the risks of exchanges listing BSV with its new coin seizure protocol.
Also some end of year boosts!
Thank you to everyone who listened this year and participated in the discussion!
December 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
craig wright, dr. bitcoin, drivechain, ftx, layer 2, missing crypto queen, sbf
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a mashup of bear market news involving shady offshore exchanges, bitcoin miner bankruptcies, and rationalizing the market cycles.
December 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
aml, cftc, debt spiral, ecb, kyc, sbf, warren
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss US Senator Warren's latest preposterous anti-bitcoin bill as an expression of a fundamental Government balance sheet crisis, bitcoin as pension insurance, and how complicated Etherium multisignature wallets are compared to bitcoin.
December 10th, 2022 | 1 hr 4 mins
gladstein, imf, janine, neo colonialism, privacy, world bank
Chris and the bitcoin dad summarize Alex Gladstein's long article on the history of the IMF and World Bank, explaining the context of these institutions that support a fiat debt spiral in the developing world. They also celebrate the anniversary of Janine's privacy newsletter and get some great boosts!
December 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 32 mins
ankr, arthur, long term debt spiral, lyn, mobile coin, moxie, prime trust, white boy
Chris and the bitcoin dad discover Moxie Marlinspike's Mobile Coin scam may have killed SBF's Alameda Research, the short life expectancy of 'crypto billionaires,' and two fantastic economics articles. Stick around for an introduction to lightning jamming attacks and Hashed Time Lock Contracts (HTLCs).
November 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
adopting bitcoin, bahamas, ftx, satscrap
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a slow news week but the spoiler stories that they think will be big news in the future. They also recap the Adopting Bitcoin Conference in El Salvador and get corrected by a listener.
November 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
crypto.com, email, ftx, inflation, japan, lightning, sbf, wallets
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest FTX ponzi fallout, contagion in the crypto industry, economic warning signs and the bitcoin education section in the show's history. This is a big episode.
November 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
Chris and the bitcoin dad warm their hands on the bonfire of FTX exchange going insolvent and the bloodbath in 'crypto' markets. They review a fast self custody setup for getting coins off exchange.
November 6th, 2022 | 49 mins 31 secs
burak, inflation, lnd, optech, rust, stronghold, validity rollups
Chris and the bitcoin dad summarize another bear market news week, digress on the complications of inflation narratives, and update lightning nodes furiously as Burak keeps breaking the LND.
October 31st, 2022 | 54 mins 47 secs
civil forefeiture, faketoshi, frost, justice department, matt levine, optech, spies, steve hanke
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest bear market news of miner distress and menacing justice department reports. They also summarize Matt Levine's bullish article on bitcoin and some notes on FROST, a new taproot threshold signature scheme.
October 27th, 2022 | 42 mins 43 secs
btc, malachi, mining
The bitcoin dad interviews Malachi Salcido, and early and current bitcoin miner on being a bitcoin OG, using bitcoin for international payments, mining and the grid, and so much more.
October 25th, 2022 | 57 mins 38 secs
bank of england, csw, hodlnaut, japan, optech, venetians
Chris and the bitcoin dad banter over a slow news week as Etherium's OFAC compliant block count inches towards 100%. CSW fails in his case vs hodlnaut, perhaps ending his near decades long fraud of claiming to be Satoshi Nakomoto, and bitcoin development ticks on, getting better and better.
October 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
bonds, energy, hydra, lnd, lyn, nydig, paypal
Chris is back with the bitcoin dad covering a weak of bear market economics, massive taproot transaction breaking lighting, and tie together the bitcoin technological and economic argument. They end with the dramatic story of the Hydra dark net marketplace and some great feedback from the audience!