November 24th, 2023 | 57 mins 24 secs
altcoins, antitrust lawsuit, apple, argentina, bhutan, binance, bitcoin mining, bitcoin optech, bitrex, cloudflare, coinbase, coincenter, compliance, cz, diminishing returns, dollarization, education city, f2pool, fine, forbes, hard currency, hydro powered, lightning offer addresses, lyn alden, mempool observer, money laundering, ofac, ofac listed addresses, polygon, sec, shutdown, solana, stablecoins, u.s. bank secrecy act, us regulations, wallet of satoshi, zeus developer account
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Binance's settlement with the US Justice department, the end of the era of wildcat crypto exchanges, and its implications for bitcoin as a free financial system. They also cover censorship by F2Pool, a note from Lyn Alden on failing monetary gatekeeping, and how to host your own reusable lightning URL.
July 29th, 2023 | 54 mins 54 secs
agriculture committee, altcoins, argentina, backup, bipartisan crypto market bill, bitcoin dev mailing list, bitcoin energy maximalists, bitcoin optech, blockchain surveillance, bull runs, bureau of the fiscal service, chainalysis, chinese rmb, commodities, commodity traders, cop21, credit unions, decentralized, dedollarization, director of investigations, early-adopting banks, economic theory of degrowth, electronic devices, energy, energy investing, entropy, esg narratives, fbi, federal reserve, fednow, financial services committee, global monetary standards, greenpeace, icos, imf debt, individual addresses, instant payments, interest, lightning protocol, mastadon server, online privacy, payment system, privacy, shifting overton window, u.s. department of the treasury, us house of representatives, zero emissions
The bitcoin dad covers the lackluster launch of FedNow, a surprise bipartisan US crypto infrastructure bill, and tries to offer a coherent critique of 'green' energy policy and why there are cynical downsides that are not being discussed.