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.
November 12th, 2023 | 1 hr 12 mins
altcoins, bear steepeners, bitcoin education, bitcoin optech, bull market, crypto scams, crypto transactions, economic growth, el salvador tourism, fed rate hikes, ftx creditors lawsuit, germany recession, global banking system risks, kansas bank failure, kyc, lightning enhancements, planb indicator, privacy, s&p rating, salvadoran conference, uk exchanges, us treasury auction, visa corporation ad spend
Chris and the bitcoin dad record in San Salvador, El Salvador covering the Adopting Bitcoin 2023 conference. It is also the beginning of the End Game, a US Treasury Auction has failed, it looks like another global monetary crisis has started, and bitcoin needs to be ready.
October 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 7 mins
altcoins, binance smart chain, bitcoin optech, cbdc, child sex content, coinbase, cve, digital euro, ecb, eu, fidelity investments, game theory, grayscale bitcoin etf, inflation, jimmy zhong, malware, network effects, privacy, ripple, scarcity, sec, silk road
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the ECB's digital euro project, a critical lightning vulnerability, and an excellent normie bitcoin report from Fidelity.
September 29th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
acquisition, altcoins, arrest, bitcoin mining pool, bitcoin optech, bitgo, boosts, breach, covenants, cryptocurrency, digital assets, economic logic, f2pool, feedback, financial crisis, financial repression, fortress trust, government deficits, hackers, hedge fund, imprisonment, lightning, mike belshe, miner extractable value, monetary policy, privacy, ripple, security incident, stolen assets, three arrows capital
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest bear market drama and a compelling argument that financial repression is already here.
August 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
altcoin nft marketplace, andreas, bank of ireland, banking crisis, bankruptcy, bitcoin dad pod, bitcoin optech, bitcoin wallet, china evergrande, defi ecosystem, erc-20 usd stablecoin, etf, ethereum, eurodollars, fed funds rate, ftx, it blunder, lehman moment, libbitcoin library, lightning network, lightning terminal, lightning wallets, llm, milksad vulnerability, nft, opensea, operator filter, paypal, sam bankman-fried, sec, shadow banking, trampoline protocol, witness tampering, zeus, zoltan poszar
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss an incredible bitcoin optech with multi-sig, silent payments, and the implications of a PayPal stablecoin on Etherium.
August 6th, 2023 | 58 mins 4 secs
altcoins, bitcoin dev mailing list, bitcoin education, bitcoin optech, blind signature signing, boosts, borrowing, crypto journalist, crypto screwups, debt worry, debt-to-gdp, debt/gdp, dollar liquidity, economics, entropy, etsy, federal reserve, fednow, financial repression, fitch's downgrade, fitch's us rating downgrade, grapheneos, hex token, inflation-adjusted interest payments, investigation, investors, lightning protocol, monero, patreon, payment problems, paypal, privacy, sats, software updates, tether, uniswap, us deficits, us treasuries, worldcoin
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the recent Worldcoin launch, the downgrade of US Government creditworthiness by ratings agency Fitch, and a host of legacy payment problems.
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.
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.
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.