About the show
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!
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Episode 82: UTXO is Our Word
June 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 6 mins
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a wide range of crypto criticism from an avowed bitcoin skeptic, the European Central Bank's latest Digital Currency project, and finally some great academic research on power grids and bitcoin. They follow up with bitcoin optech and an analysis of lightning payment security.
Episode 81: Regulation for Me, a Gatekeeper for Thee
May 28th, 2023 | 1 hr 12 mins
ark, barak, bitcoin v25, bottlepay, chatgpt, coder radio, cosmos, libor, openai, optech #252, robostats, sam altman, securities clarity act, tomm emmer, uk regulation, walletscrutiny
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss ARK, a bitcoin scaling proposal, the sordid history of LIBOR, and the parallels between altcoin and AI regulation in the US.
Episode 80: Hardware Wallet Web Backup
May 20th, 2023 | 1 hr 22 mins
arhtur hayes, banking, denominator, etf, etherium, filecoin, grayscale, ledger, mica, nunchuk, pos, pow, sec
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest Ledger hardware wallet recovery controversy, an interesting blog post on banking developments, as well as speculative ideas for increasing bitcoin throughput.
Episode 79: Interview: Ordinals, Inscriptions & BRC-20 with Brandon Black
May 17th, 2023 | 43 mins 17 secs
brandon black, brc-20, casey rodamor, inscriptions, ordinals, segwit, taproot
Bitcoin OG and software developer Brandon Black joins us for an in-depth explanation of how Segwit+Taproot enabled Ordinal Inscriptions on bitcoin and how this led to BRC-20.
Episode 78: Going Full Editorial
May 14th, 2023 | 56 mins 21 secs
Chris and the bitcoin bitcoin dad drop a short episode with some technical talk on POWswap for mining hashrate insurance. The discussion has an editorial, op ed quality with less news stories than usual.
Episode 77: Bitcoin: TNG w/ Anthony Park
May 10th, 2023 | 29 mins 8 secs
The bitcoin dad sits down to discuss passing bitcoin on to the next generation with Anthony S. Park, New York State lawyer. Anthony has written extensively on the subject and considered both legal and technological aspects to the problem of bitcoin inheritance.
Episode 76: Banks Fail and Nobody Cares
May 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a mainstream account of financial repression towards bitcoin, another ignored bank failure, and payjoin, a bitcoin privacy technology that is becoming more accessible.
Episode 75: Reaction to Huw Pill
May 3rd, 2023 | 1 hr 1 min
bank of england, central bank, elitism, huw pill, inflation, philips curve
The bitcoin dad reacts to Huw Pill, an economist at the Bank of England, as he's interviewed on a variety of contemporary monetary policy questions.
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).