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 107: Real Time Kollisions

    November 5th, 2023  |  49 mins 22 secs
    altcoins, bitcoin scripting, do kwan, federal reserve, fednow, irs, john doe summons, kollider lightning derivatives exchange, kraken, mastercard, nic carter, rtp, safemoon, sbf, terra-luna, u.s. regional bank, u.s. securities and exchange commission, wall street journal

    Chris and the bitcoin dad sit down in Bitcoin Beach to discuss a week of media attacks on bitcoin, the philosophy of bitcoin scripting, and ongoing legacy banking shenanigans.

  • Episode 106: The Trust is Bust

    October 28th, 2023  |  39 mins 41 secs
    altcoins, bitcoin, boosts, central bank risk, coinjoin, fincen, fiscal dominance, lightning htlc recycling attack, podcasting 2.0, privacy, protocol level vulnerability, rich dad poor dad, sats, sponsors, tax implications, travel, us social security trust fund

    The bitcoin dad introduces a practical guide to Fiscal Dominance and financial repression, legal privacy attacks on bitcoin from FinCen, and once again, the lighting HTLC recycling attack.

  • Episode 105: Europe's on the Move

    October 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    altcoins, binance smart chain, bitcoin optech, cbdc, child sex content, coinbase, cve, digital euro, ecb, eu, fidelity investments, game theory, grayscale bitcoin etf, inflation, jimmy zhong, malware, network effects, privacy, ripple, scarcity, sec, silk road

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the ECB's digital euro project, a critical lightning vulnerability, and an excellent normie bitcoin report from Fidelity.

  • Episode 104: Trial Gate

    October 14th, 2023  |  41 mins 14 secs
    altcoins, bitcoin, bitvm, blockchain, cryptocurrency, economics, ftx, inflation, interest rates, lightning, privacy, sam bankman-fried, swan vault, technology, testimony

    Chris and the bitcoin dad can't help but discuss some of the SBF courtroom drama, a host of new bitcoin hardware wallet releases, and a proposal to build bitcoin smart contracts out of logic gates built into taproot trees.

  • Episode 103: Macro Eruptions

    October 7th, 2023  |  57 mins 2 secs
    altcoins, bitcoin, bitcoin education, bitcoin mining pool, central banks, chainalysis, crypto winter, dutch tax office, el salvador, eth futures etf, ether, finance, ftx, gdp growth, gold, jobs report, lightning improvements, market tone, mass surveillance, privacy, sam bankman-fried, stocks, trial, us prosecutor, volcano energy

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss El Salvador's Lava Pool, the sovereign debt apocalypse inches closer, and really cool bitcoin network monitoring catches chainalysis.

  • Episode 102: Financial Repression is Literally Here

    September 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    acquisition, altcoins, arrest, bitcoin mining pool, bitcoin optech, bitgo, boosts, breach, covenants, cryptocurrency, digital assets, economic logic, f2pool, feedback, financial crisis, financial repression, fortress trust, government deficits, hackers, hedge fund, imprisonment, lightning, mike belshe, miner extractable value, monetary policy, privacy, ripple, security incident, stolen assets, three arrows capital

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest bear market drama and a compelling argument that financial repression is already here.

  • Episode 101: Trustee Me

    September 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    alexander vinnik, amboss.space, ambucks, bankruptcy, base protocol, capital outflows, china, cobra bitcoin case, coinbase, eurodollar futures, interest rate, japanese bankruptcy system, lightning node liquidity, mt gox, nobuaki kobayashi, optimism foundation, pseudonymity, tokens, us fed, us treasury yield curve

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the fundamentals of the bitcoin lightning network and liquidity provisioning options, comment on US Federal Reserve policy that bitcoin insulates holders from, and walk down the memory lane of Mt Gox with new creditor news.

  • Episode 100: Fortress Not Trustworthy

    September 16th, 2023  |  57 mins 1 sec
    altcoins, baller boosts, bitcoin education, bitcoin meetup group, bitmex, blockchain, boosts, brian armstrong, censorship, cold storage, contact information, customer funds, dj, drivechains, economics, exchange, feedback, fiat, fortress trust, hardblock bitcoin exchange, legacy financial agreements, lightning integration, lightning wallet, matrix channel, ofac, on-chain assurances, onecoin founder sentenced, optech, podcast, prediction markets, privacy, ripple acquisition, rshackleford, tarot assets, themuso, tokyo citadel, u.s. debt collection, xfce

    Chris and the bitcoin dad celebrate 100 episodes as bad news swamps the Binance crypto exchange, OneCoin gets into the news again, and bitcoin development might be responding to stablecoin demand.

  • Episode 99: Accounting for Privacy

    September 9th, 2023  |  50 mins 2 secs
    accounting practices, altcoins, asset freeze, bitcoin accounting rules, bitcoin education, bitcoin optech newsletter, blockchain privacy, compressed bitcoin transactions, crypto assets, decentralized coinjoin, economics, fair value reporting, joinstr, news, privacy, regulatory compliance

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss developments in US corporate bitcoin holding, a new decentralized coinjoin platform, and bitcoin technical developments.

  • Episode 98: Working on Privacy

    September 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    altcoins, bitcoin, bitcoin mining, cambridge, carbon intensity, competitiveness, drivechain, economic complications, economics, energy consumption, greenpeace, lightning network vulnerability, miners, policy errors, privacy, private transactions, proof of work, renewable energy, security, shitcoins, sidechains, tornado cash indictment, trust issues, u.s. federal reserve

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Tor, a privacy network, adding proof of work, some Drivechain talking points both for and against, and a revision of Bitcoin energy usage studies that was a long time coming.

  • Episode 97: Artificial Targets

    August 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    altcoins, bitcoin education, bitcoin is dead, blockchain size, ceo, chainstate size, coin center, economics, employment, federal reserve, financial mismanagement, inflation target, money laundering, money supply, news, optech, philips curve, prime trust, privacy, sanctions violations, technical scaling limit, terra-luna stablecoin, tornado cash

    Chris and the bitcoin dad sit down to discuss the context around U.S. Federal Reserve inflation rate targeting, how a sloppy criminal case against an Etherium privacy technology could affect open source and web hosting, and the commercial development of the bitcoin lightning protocol in this weeks OpTech.

  • Episode 96: Paypal is a Crypto Company

    August 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    altcoin nft marketplace, andreas, bank of ireland, banking crisis, bankruptcy, bitcoin dad pod, bitcoin optech, bitcoin wallet, china evergrande, defi ecosystem, erc-20 usd stablecoin, etf, ethereum, eurodollars, fed funds rate, ftx, it blunder, lehman moment, libbitcoin library, lightning network, lightning terminal, lightning wallets, llm, milksad vulnerability, nft, opensea, operator filter, paypal, sam bankman-fried, sec, shadow banking, trampoline protocol, witness tampering, zeus, zoltan poszar

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss an incredible bitcoin optech with multi-sig, silent payments, and the implications of a PayPal stablecoin on Etherium.

  • Episode 95: Where's my ETF SEC-ski?

    August 12th, 2023  |  34 mins 16 secs
    anchor outputs, ark 21shares, better markets, bitcoin etf, bitcoin lightning network, bitcoin wallet vulnerability, bullish statement, delayed decision, drivechains, economic snapshot, gemini exchange, inflation, interest rates, investor concerns, market manipulation, mpc vulnerability, regulatory concerns, sec, spot bitcoin etf, surveillance-sharing agreements, trading volumes, us debt, xrp price spike

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a bullish bitcoin ETF delay, some complicated inflation numbers, and a less globalized future with bitcoin as global money.

  • Episode 94: Fitch Better Have My Money

    August 6th, 2023  |  58 mins 4 secs
    altcoins, bitcoin dev mailing list, bitcoin education, bitcoin optech, blind signature signing, boosts, borrowing, crypto journalist, crypto screwups, debt worry, debt-to-gdp, debt/gdp, dollar liquidity, economics, entropy, etsy, federal reserve, fednow, financial repression, fitch's downgrade, fitch's us rating downgrade, grapheneos, hex token, inflation-adjusted interest payments, investigation, investors, lightning protocol, monero, patreon, payment problems, paypal, privacy, sats, software updates, tether, uniswap, us deficits, us treasuries, worldcoin

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the recent Worldcoin launch, the downgrade of US Government creditworthiness by ratings agency Fitch, and a host of legacy payment problems.

  • Episode 93: FedNot

    July 29th, 2023  |  54 mins 54 secs
    agriculture committee, altcoins, argentina, backup, bipartisan crypto market bill, bitcoin dev mailing list, bitcoin energy maximalists, bitcoin optech, blockchain surveillance, bull runs, bureau of the fiscal service, chainalysis, chinese rmb, commodities, commodity traders, cop21, credit unions, decentralized, dedollarization, director of investigations, early-adopting banks, economic theory of degrowth, electronic devices, energy, energy investing, entropy, esg narratives, fbi, federal reserve, fednow, financial services committee, global monetary standards, greenpeace, icos, imf debt, individual addresses, instant payments, interest, lightning protocol, mastadon server, online privacy, payment system, privacy, shifting overton window, u.s. department of the treasury, us house of representatives, zero emissions

    The bitcoin dad covers the lackluster launch of FedNow, a surprise bipartisan US crypto infrastructure bill, and tries to offer a coherent critique of 'green' energy policy and why there are cynical downsides that are not being discussed.

  • Episode 91: Stock to Farce

    July 22nd, 2023  |  51 mins
    altcoins, ban, bitcoin, bitcoin institutional investor, bitcoin optech, bitcoin talk, bitmex, bunker, cftc commissioner, coin center, crosseus, crypto businesses, deficit spending, effective altruists, foreign financing, ftx docs, ftx foundation, gary gensler, gloria zhao, gold price manipulation, human genetic enhancement, justified, kuwait, mathematically ridiculous, merch, miners, parallels, privacy, regulatory arbitrage, research, sam's brother gabe, sovereign island nation, speculation, stock to flow model, treasuries, twitter, us government, valid blocks, waiting for confirmation, xrp legal ruling

    Chris and the bitcoin dad laugh about the FTX Effective Altruists' plans to build a supervillain island, the parallels between Gensler's gold ETF days and the bitcoin ETFs, and discuss the bitcoin stock to flow model.