December 1st, 2023 | 45 mins 18 secs
altcoins, bad entropy, bbcnews article, bitcoin education, bitcoin environmental fud, bitcoins stolen, central management, dual-funded channels, economics, falling, global r*, lightning, liquidity advertisements, mechanistic model, news, privacy, rebuttal, shiny new fud ammo, us treasury, warrantless mass surveillance, water usage
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the US Treasury's latest attack on free speech and financial privacy, dual funded lightning channels and the newest bitcoin FUD, which is WET.
October 14th, 2023 | 41 mins 14 secs
altcoins, bitcoin, bitvm, blockchain, cryptocurrency, economics, ftx, inflation, interest rates, lightning, privacy, sam bankman-fried, swan vault, technology, testimony
Chris and the bitcoin dad can't help but discuss some of the SBF courtroom drama, a host of new bitcoin hardware wallet releases, and a proposal to build bitcoin smart contracts out of logic gates built into taproot trees.
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.
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.
November 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
crypto.com, email, ftx, inflation, japan, lightning, sbf, wallets
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest FTX ponzi fallout, contagion in the crypto industry, economic warning signs and the bitcoin education section in the show's history. This is a big episode.
July 10th, 2022 | 58 mins 18 secs
aggregation, blockstream, car, hayes, lightning, maximalism, nic, nuclear, rizzo, s2f
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the bitcoin culture wars, debunking the stock to flow bitcoin price model, and get interrupted by seagulls and the Islamic call to prayer. The review the lightning network at a high level and nerd out on signature aggregation.
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.
May 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
bitcoin, capitalist dog, lightning, lightning.page, liquid, shockwallet, urbit
The Bitcoin Dad talks to Capitalist Dog about building a business on the lightning network, how business models can be more open with bitcoin, and the potential attack vector of stablecoins on bitcoin. Some disagreements on whether sidechains make sense make for a fun back and forth.
April 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 20 mins
bitcoin, btc, cisa, ecash, lightning, ripple, strike, wallets
Your Bitcoin Dad and Chris get back together after a hiatus. They touch on the bearish and bullish news of the week and introduce Cross Input Signature Aggregation.