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 1st, 2023 | 1 hr 57 mins
drivechain, hal phinney, intrade, lightning, paul storc, prediction markets, thunder, video games
The bitcoin dad has a long conversation with OG bitcoiner and protocol architect Paul Sztorc discussing the pyrrhic victory of the Blocksize War, how the scaling debate has stagnated, and how large block sidechains might be the safest way to scale bitcoin.
June 8th, 2023 | 45 mins 47 secs
ark, burak, coinpool, drivechain, layer 2, lightning, liquid, scaling bitcoin, sidechain, statechannel
Burak sits down with the bitcoin dad to discuss his new bitcoin layer 2 scaling proposal 'Ark.' The conversation touches on various scaling methodologies, why Burak thinks Ark has no tradeoffs, and the positive applications of covenants on bitcoin.
December 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
craig wright, dr. bitcoin, drivechain, ftx, layer 2, missing crypto queen, sbf
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a mashup of bear market news involving shady offshore exchanges, bitcoin miner bankruptcies, and rationalizing the market cycles.
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.