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 44: Solo Semantics

    October 9th, 2022  |  44 mins 41 secs
    arthur, contagion, flashbots, genesis, patoshi, serhack

    Your Bitcoin dad is talking to himself this week, going through the news, the semantics of inflation, and plenty of altcoin schadenfreude. He finishes with two wonderful essays on the genesis block and the 'patoshi pattern' miner proving that history can be fun, when it's bitcoin related.

  • Episode 43: TickTok Activated Softforks with Paul Sztorc

    October 6th, 2022  |  2 hrs 15 mins
    btc, cash, drivechain, eth, namecoin, paul, sztorc, tornado

    Paul joins the bitcoin dad as the show's first guest host while Chris tours the West Coast. They discuss the news, drivechains, scaling bitcoin, why Ethereum was a scam and might be...somewhat not scammy today? As well as activating softforks with viral videos.

  • Episode 42: Move Fast and Break...Eggs?

    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.

  • Episode 41: If you can't beat 'em, Merge

    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.

  • Episode 40: The Only Way Out is Through

    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.

  • Episode 39: Accidentally Debunking MMT (and POS)

    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.

  • Episode 38: Legal Trollz and Staking Lulz

    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.

  • Episode 37: Interview: The Dr Bitcoin Pod

    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.

  • Episode 36: Going Ad Hominem

    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.

  • Episode 35: Interview: Jill Williamson on OFAC, Tornado Cash and SEC vs Ripple

    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.

  • Episode 34: Insiders Always Dump

    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.

  • Episode 33: All Roads Lead to Bitcoin

    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.

  • Episode 32: Under the Curve

    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.

  • Episode 31: Interview: Kemal from Galoy

    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.

  • Episode 30: Wildly Speculative

    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?

  • Episode 29: Peak Griftonomics

    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.