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 20: Be water, my friend, not exit liquidity
June 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 57 secs
bitcoin, eth, exit liquidity, hex, lobbying, progressive
Chris and the bitcoin dad talk the latest political attacks on bitcoin, why being successful can hurt your ability to understand, and how altcoin projects turn community into exit liquidity.
Episode 19: The birds and the CBDCs
May 29th, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
bip, bitcoin package relay, energy, grid, high speed blockchain, monetary base, solana, wallet recovery, water
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the global monetary base report, potential signs of recession, and how CBDCs hurt banks. They also cover the perfect BIP (bitcoin improvement proposal), the overlap of water and energy, as well as how to rescue a bitcoin wallet from a phone.
Episode 18: Cynically Saving the Children
May 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 32 mins
bitcoin optech, discord, etherium, lightning, matrix, node, privacy, tor
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the problems of etherium, expectations of privacy decreasing, and bitcoin development. They answer some questions and discuss how to run your own node.
Episode 17: Stablecoin Alchemy
May 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
bitcoin arthur hayes, bitfinex, do kwan, energy, luna, mining, ponzi, terra, wind
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the recent defi crash, why the broad financial markets are selling off and actual Communists who were trying to ban bitcoin mining. Check out Episode 16 for and extended Bitcoin Education segment that walks you through taking your coins off exchange for the first time.
Episode 16: Deep Dive - Starting Self Custody and Your First Wallet
May 14th, 2022 | 37 mins 35 secs
bitcoin, exchange, exodus, self custody, sparrow, transaction, wallet
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss not panicking and how to get your bitcoin off an exchange if it's your first time. They cover wallets, securing your seed, and checking bitcoin transactions before your click send.
Episode 15: Interview: Seth for Privacy
May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
bitcoin, monero, moxie, nym, optout, oxen, session, seth, sethforprivacy, signal
The bitcoin dad sits down with Seth of the Opt Out Pod to discuss privacy, fungibility, and examine the uncomfortable question of KYC and bitcoin.
Episode 14: Can't spell stagflation without oil and gas
May 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 29 mins
arthur hayes, btc, gold, luna, lyn alden, opentimesamps, sol, stagflation, terra
Chris and the bitcoin dad laugh at mainstream representations of bitcoiners, bitcoiners themselves, and just how badly corporate POS chains are failing. They dive deeper into recent economic analysis from Lyn Alden and Arthur Hayes, as well as an overlooked and awesome bitcoin project!
Episode 13: Interview: Capitalist Dog from Lightning.page
May 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
bitcoin, capitalist dog, lightning, lightning.page, liquid, shockwallet, urbit
The Bitcoin Dad talks to Capitalist Dog about building a business on the lightning network, how business models can be more open with bitcoin, and the potential attack vector of stablecoins on bitcoin. Some disagreements on whether sidechains make sense make for a fun back and forth.
Episode 12: Bitcoin Core is not Bitcoin
April 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
119, bip, btc, eth, lido, opctv, pos, pow, rubin
The hosts grapple with the complexities of bitcoin upgrades, etherium has already failed, a surprise entrant adopts bitcoin, and court controversy by saying bitcoin is NOT a store of value...yet. Stay for the end to hear the dramatic next chapter of Chris' son's Roblox adventures.
Episode 11: Side Talk Spectacular
April 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 53 mins
algocoin, btc, eth, imf, iron, justinsun, luna, netdata, photoprism, taro, terra
The Bitcoin Dad and Chris barely keep to their script and side talk on subjects like system monitoring, monero scaling, and social credit in the Middle Kingdom. Also, the IMF reveals that bitcoin is probably already won, Jihan Wu and Justin Sun are given conditional invites, and the boosts could have been an extra episode.
Episode 10: Cross Input Monetary Death Cult
April 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 20 mins
bitcoin, btc, cisa, ecash, lightning, ripple, strike, wallets
Your Bitcoin Dad and Chris get back together after a hiatus. They touch on the bearish and bullish news of the week and introduce Cross Input Signature Aggregation.
Episode 9: Maximal Critique
April 11th, 2022 | 52 mins 3 secs
The Bitcoin Dad flies solo this week and presents a smorgasbord of bitcoin criticism to prompt thought and self reflection in the bitcoin community. The ECASH act returns with approval, and an unorthodox monetary pairing is suggested....can you be an MMT Maximalist?
Episode 8: Deep Dive: Intro to Decentralized Exchanges
April 8th, 2022 | 22 mins 21 secs
bisq, bitcoin, dao, hodlhodl, kyc
The Bitcoin Dad has been trying to use two of the decentralized exchanges for kyc-light or no-kyc bitcoin purchases. He shares some ideas for getting started with these power-user tools for bitcoin.
Episode 7: FUD vs Education
April 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 2 mins
bitcoin, cryptocurrency, energy, eth, fud, gary, sec, vitalik
The Bitcoin Dad and Chris talk about endless energy FUD attacking bitcoin, easy ways to educate yourself, and how even Vitalik Buterin is a bitcoin maximalist.
Episode 6: Touching hot stoves
March 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
bitcoin, data, defi, nabiullina, privacy, russia, terra/luna
Chris and the Bitcoin Dad discuss touching the hot stove of DEFI speculation, having fun shooting money around the internet with lightning, and their favorite central banker. They then share their saddest bitcoin stories as a lesson of what not to do.
Episode 5: End of the Petrodollar - Weirdly, not alarmist
March 20th, 2022 | 1 hr 14 mins
arthurhayes, bitcoin, bitmex, hodlhodl, petrodollar, samourai, warren
Chris and the Bitcoin Dad cover the end of a monetary era, how bitcoin fixes this, and how to get bitcoin on your own wallet fast.