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!
February 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
arthur, bitcoin document search, bond, coinjoin, fedi, gox, hackathon, independent examiner, inflation optech, lee rainier, lyn, oak, sbf, schedule lightning, senate, stable pool, vpn, wsj
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Lee Rainier's anti-bitcoin senate testimony, stable value in bitcoin, and Lyn Alden's views on 'fixing inflation. Towards the end they get some boosts about practical coinjoin considerations and how to schedule a lightning payment, like a subscription.
February 11th, 2023 | 58 mins 56 secs
britcoin, chokepoint, coldcard, inscriptions, liquidity telegram, nfts, q1, qe, quantitative tightening, stratum, turkey
Chris and the bitcoin dad reunite to punch down on the UK's CBDC plans, a venerable peer to peer exchange closes under regulatory pressure, and a coordinated effort to debank the 'crypto' and bitcoin industry. Also, telegram shares your messages with the FSB and Stratum V2 is not your father's mining pool coordination protocol.
February 6th, 2023 | 56 mins 32 secs
eu, mass surveillance, mullvad, nois protocol, nostr, ordinals, payjoin, sbf, strike
The bitcoin dad rides solo this week, discussing an expanding lightning network, mass surveillance, and some thoughts on economic uncertainty. The show finishes up with a survey of payjoin, Ordinals (the new data on bitcoin protocol), and feedback.
January 29th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
etherium shanghai, goldman, oklo, peach app, rainbow chart
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Etherium's latest upgrade and why it isn't decentralized, the US White House has a roadmap for crypto assets, and a discussion of p2p bitcoin options.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.