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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 10 mins
bitcoin, blackrock, dump, eth, iran, monero, ofac, tornado
Chris and the bitcoin dad cover the latest in anti-privacy sanctions, bitcoin core dust policies, and a great piece on altcoin economics.
August 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
ecb, galoy, israel, lopp, seed, solana, stablesats, ycc
Chris and the bitcoin dad chart the path of financial repression to uncertain property rights, the ECB's search for the Holy Grail, and stablesats as a bitcoin dollar account.