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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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Episode 58: New Year, New FUD

    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.

  • Episode 57: Bitcoin, Crypto's Designated Driver

    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!

  • Episode 56: Bitcoin, it's cold outside...

    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.

  • Episode 55: Bad Policy Bad Outcomes

    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.

  • Episode 54: Neo-Colonialism vs 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!

  • Episode 53: Scams and Spirals

    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).

  • Episode 52: Spoiler Alerts

    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.

  • Episode 51: Contagion? I barely knew her!

    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.

  • Episode 50: Effective Scam-Truism

    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.

  • Episode 49: Can't Stop Breaking BTCD

    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.

  • Episode 48: The Only Story You Need is Bitcoin

    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.

  • Episode 47: Interview - Malachi Salcido

    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.

  • Episode 46: Complient Consensus

    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.

  • Episode 45: Might Makes Censorship

    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!