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 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!
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.