September 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
altcoins, bitcoin, bitcoin mining, cambridge, carbon intensity, competitiveness, drivechain, economic complications, economics, energy consumption, greenpeace, lightning network vulnerability, miners, policy errors, privacy, private transactions, proof of work, renewable energy, security, shitcoins, sidechains, tornado cash indictment, trust issues, u.s. federal reserve
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss Tor, a privacy network, adding proof of work, some Drivechain talking points both for and against, and a revision of Bitcoin energy usage studies that was a long time coming.
July 22nd, 2023 | 51 mins
altcoins, ban, bitcoin, bitcoin institutional investor, bitcoin optech, bitcoin talk, bitmex, bunker, cftc commissioner, coin center, crosseus, crypto businesses, deficit spending, effective altruists, foreign financing, ftx docs, ftx foundation, gary gensler, gloria zhao, gold price manipulation, human genetic enhancement, justified, kuwait, mathematically ridiculous, merch, miners, parallels, privacy, regulatory arbitrage, research, sam's brother gabe, sovereign island nation, speculation, stock to flow model, treasuries, twitter, us government, valid blocks, waiting for confirmation, xrp legal ruling
Chris and the bitcoin dad laugh about the FTX Effective Altruists' plans to build a supervillain island, the parallels between Gensler's gold ETF days and the bitcoin ETFs, and discuss the bitcoin stock to flow model.
July 16th, 2023 | 1 hr 4 mins
1970s bank lending, bank lending, bitcoin, broad money growth, centralizing staking, conventional central bank economics, deflation, dumping on retail, eth, ethereum, federal reserve, fine, fiscal deficits, fiscal dominance, gdp, government debt crisis, government spending, howey test, inflation, inflation and financial repression, inflation perspective, interest rate hikes, interest rates, international monetary fund, japan, lido, liquid staking tokens, lyn alden, market update, monetizing deficits, money creation, proof of stake, public debt, ripple, sec, selling xrp tokens, sovereign debt, usg debt, xrp tokens
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss XRP's partial victory over the SEC, Lyn Alden's inflation and interest rate research, and how proof of stake has centralized Etherium validation.
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.
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 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 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.
July 29th, 2022 | 46 mins 42 secs
bitcoin, el salvador, eu, excalibur, hayes, italy, offline, seed, spicedao
Chris and the bitcoin dad share a short conversation about the latest macro bear news, the silliest DAO of them all, and how to generate private keys offline.
July 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 47 mins
3ac, bitcoin, cbdc, celsius, energy, optech 208, privacy, voyager
Chris and the bitcoin dad have a jumbo sized conversation covering incoming CBDCs in Europe, accompanying energy FUD, why global energy markets are not going down, and how so many people don't appreciate privacy. Stay to the end for some bitcoin education covering the OP_RETURN war, your own bitcoin VPS, and Optech 208.
July 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
bitcoin, btc, cryptocurrency, energy, loomis, multisig quorums, news
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the mounting news of crypto lending contagion, why oracles still don't work, and how the economic forecast looks inflationary. They cover the latest bitcoin optech, space chains, and how to de-materialize a sandwich.