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 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.

  • Episode 34: Insiders Always Dump

    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.

  • Episode 33: All Roads Lead to Bitcoin

    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.