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!
September 25th, 2022 | 58 mins 2 secs
Chris and the bitcoin dad sit down to discuss a plethora of bear market topics: bankruptcies, currency woes, and the logic of bitcoin UTXO selection. They finish up with a discussion of building your own self hosted bitcoin and personal cloud services and lots of great feedback from the community.
September 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
Chris and the bitcoin dad laugh at the Etherium merge, enjoy the latest Federal Reserve research discrediting Quantitative Easing, and talk about two big bitcoin upgrade: TARO and Drivechains.
September 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 14 mins
arthur hayes, bitcoin, etherium, gazprom, janine, lyn, privacy, umbrel
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss upgrading a bitcoin node, the cycles of value and growth investing, war time finance, and how that all means the time for bitcoin is now.
September 5th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
btc, coinmetrics, eth, iran, kansass city fed, merge, zoltan
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Lyn Alden's comprehensive Bitcoin and lightning paper, how the Federal Reserve thinks government spending creates inflation, and accidentally debunk modern monetary theory in the process. Proof of stake is also a casualty of this conversation.
August 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
bitcoin, eth, hayes, lawsuit, merge, transaction, v-byte, weight unit
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss spurious lawsuits in bitcoin, regulatory tough talk, and how dollar liquidity is more than meets the eye. Then they dive into bitcoin transactions and what exactly a v-byte really is for some bitcoin education.
August 25th, 2022 | 48 mins 50 secs
The bitcoin dad talks with Mark Hunter and Arthur Van Pelt of the Dr. Bitcoin Pod about the history of Craig Wright, legal threats to bitcoin, and obsessing over a courtroom bully.
August 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
bitcoin, brian armstrong, cardano, censorship, charles, coinbase, craig wright, eth, gloria zhao, helium, italy, nodes, nova, ofac, politico, staking
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a slow news week as the Eurozone slowly crumbles, frivolous lawsuits fill the air, and the Silent Depression is called out. A wholesome article on bitcoin nodes is followed up by a vicious on air murder.
August 18th, 2022 | 38 mins 6 secs
eth, ofac, ripple, sanctions, tornado cash, xrp
Jill Williamson educates the bitcoin dad on OFAC, why it can sanction basically anything it wants, how Tornado Cash is likely a legitimate sanction target, and legal protections of financial privacy (spoiler: there are none). They also touch on recent SEC vs Ripple developments and how they will change many aspects of regulatory guidance.
August 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 10 mins
bitcoin, blackrock, dump, eth, iran, monero, ofac, tornado
Chris and the bitcoin dad cover the latest in anti-privacy sanctions, bitcoin core dust policies, and a great piece on altcoin economics.
August 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
ecb, galoy, israel, lopp, seed, solana, stablesats, ycc
Chris and the bitcoin dad chart the path of financial repression to uncertain property rights, the ECB's search for the Holy Grail, and stablesats as a bitcoin dollar account.
July 29th, 2022 | 46 mins 42 secs
bitcoin, el salvador, eu, excalibur, hayes, italy, offline, seed, spicedao
Chris and the bitcoin dad share a short conversation about the latest macro bear news, the silliest DAO of them all, and how to generate private keys offline.
July 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
adopting bitcoin, bitcoin beach, el salvador, galoy, hearn, kemal, raspiblitz, raspibolt, stablecoins, stablesats
The bitcoin dad and Kemal discuss the Adopting Bitcoin conference, the Galoy bitcoin banking tech stack, and dish the goss about bitcoin maximalism, getting rekt with hubris, and bitcoin's reliability.
July 24th, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
banking, boj, chainalysis, chainlink, china, coinjoin, dhiram, digiconomist, ecb, elon, energy, fee sniping, fud, gerard, hayes, japan, l1, legard, mixers, powell, rotation, russia, tail emision, tesla, uae
Chris and the bitcoin dad wildly speculate on rumors of who really killed the crypto lending market, hints of miner issues in the bitcoin dev list, and how Europe, China, and Japan are melting down. Is this the last crisis before hyperbitcoinization or will we have to go through this all again?
July 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 47 mins
3ac, bitcoin, cbdc, celsius, energy, optech 208, privacy, voyager
Chris and the bitcoin dad have a jumbo sized conversation covering incoming CBDCs in Europe, accompanying energy FUD, why global energy markets are not going down, and how so many people don't appreciate privacy. Stay to the end for some bitcoin education covering the OP_RETURN war, your own bitcoin VPS, and Optech 208.
July 12th, 2022 | 55 mins 49 secs
btc, decentralized identity, eth presale, inx, jameson lopp, liquid, privacy, self custody
The bitcoin dad and Jameson Lopp discuss keeping an open but critical mind around bitcoin, how technical reality and financial reality barely meet, and the challenges of sidechains. Stay to the end for a practical guide to self custody security and threat modeling.
July 10th, 2022 | 58 mins 18 secs
aggregation, blockstream, car, hayes, lightning, maximalism, nic, nuclear, rizzo, s2f
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the bitcoin culture wars, debunking the stock to flow bitcoin price model, and get interrupted by seagulls and the Islamic call to prayer. The review the lightning network at a high level and nerd out on signature aggregation.