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 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).

  • Episode 66: Bitcoin, HODL it tight

    March 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    blue wallet, darthcoin, el salvador, lnd hub, silvergate, simplex, tether

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss recent pro El Salvador news from Wall Street, the imminent failure of Silvergate bank, a bridge to legacy finance, and a new way to chat privately and anonymously online.

  • Episode 65: Just add more blockchains

    February 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    coinbase, custodia, ecc, etherium, federal reserve, l2, optech 239, optimism, ordinals, signal

    Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the nuances of semi-private blockchains, why inflation data is hard to draw conclusions from, and how crypto banking is a really good, but difficult, project. They finish up with a discussion of Bitcoin Optech news and a beginners guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography.