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 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.