September 16th, 2023 | 57 mins 1 sec
altcoins, baller boosts, bitcoin education, bitcoin meetup group, bitmex, blockchain, boosts, brian armstrong, censorship, cold storage, contact information, customer funds, dj, drivechains, economics, exchange, feedback, fiat, fortress trust, hardblock bitcoin exchange, legacy financial agreements, lightning integration, lightning wallet, matrix channel, ofac, on-chain assurances, onecoin founder sentenced, optech, podcast, prediction markets, privacy, ripple acquisition, rshackleford, tarot assets, themuso, tokyo citadel, u.s. debt collection, xfce
Chris and the bitcoin dad celebrate 100 episodes as bad news swamps the Binance crypto exchange, OneCoin gets into the news again, and bitcoin development might be responding to stablecoin demand.
August 27th, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
altcoins, bitcoin education, bitcoin is dead, blockchain size, ceo, chainstate size, coin center, economics, employment, federal reserve, financial mismanagement, inflation target, money laundering, money supply, news, optech, philips curve, prime trust, privacy, sanctions violations, technical scaling limit, terra-luna stablecoin, tornado cash
Chris and the bitcoin dad sit down to discuss the context around U.S. Federal Reserve inflation rate targeting, how a sloppy criminal case against an Etherium privacy technology could affect open source and web hosting, and the commercial development of the bitcoin lightning protocol in this weeks OpTech.
April 2nd, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
binance, cftc, channel factory, energy, freeross, multiparty, optech, petrodollar, saudi arabia, silk road
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss a history of petrodollars and US government debt, the beginning of a regulatory crackdown on Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange, and a big whale is dumping bitcoin in private markets. They finish up with some boosts, including an energy rant (that is bookmarked so you can skip it) from a booster.
March 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
block, coinbase, do kwan, dollar swaps, hindenburg, justin sun, luna, offshore, optech, president, sec, terra, wells notice, wolf richter, wolfstreet, xapo
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the U.S President's Economic Report to Congress, SEC regulatory actions against scammers (including Coinbase), and a Bitcoin Optech full of software updates.
March 12th, 2023 | 57 mins 47 secs
bitcoin inquisition, energy, gemini, hedera, jp morgan, ldo sbv, lido, optech, sillicon valley bank, silvergate, voorhees
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the failure of two US banks with 'crypto' ties, how everyone is talking their bags, the New York Attorney General thinks Etherium is a security, and how to backup your lightning channels (TLDR use Core Lightning).
November 6th, 2022 | 49 mins 31 secs
burak, inflation, lnd, optech, rust, stronghold, validity rollups
Chris and the bitcoin dad summarize another bear market news week, digress on the complications of inflation narratives, and update lightning nodes furiously as Burak keeps breaking the LND.
October 31st, 2022 | 54 mins 47 secs
civil forefeiture, faketoshi, frost, justice department, matt levine, optech, spies, steve hanke
Chris and the bitcoin dad discuss the latest bear market news of miner distress and menacing justice department reports. They also summarize Matt Levine's bullish article on bitcoin and some notes on FROST, a new taproot threshold signature scheme.
October 25th, 2022 | 57 mins 38 secs
bank of england, csw, hodlnaut, japan, optech, venetians
Chris and the bitcoin dad banter over a slow news week as Etherium's OFAC compliant block count inches towards 100%. CSW fails in his case vs hodlnaut, perhaps ending his near decades long fraud of claiming to be Satoshi Nakomoto, and bitcoin development ticks on, getting better and better.