The What Bitcoin Did Podcast: Bitcoin & Crypto Trading | Strategy | Business | Mining

Peter McCormack: Bitcoin & Crypto Trader, Blogger, Miner and Consultant

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Since the birth of Bitcoin in 2009, a new class of Crypto assets built using the innovative design of the blockchain is disrupting technology and financial markets. In The What Bitcoin Did Podcast, cryptocurrency trader and miner, Peter McCormack, in...Show More
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Brave's Brendan Eich on Fixing Online Advertising

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and founder of Brave and the Basic Attention Token. We talk about how Brave is attempting to change the broken online advertising model.
Luke Dashjr on 300k Blocks and Full Nodes

0:00 | May 23rd

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dashjr. We talk about 300k blocks, why 85% of people need to be running a full node for Bitcoin security, and what happened with SegWit2x and UASF.
A Bitcoin Reality Check in Venezuela with Jill Carlson, Alejandro Machado & Jamaal Montasser

0:00 | May 21st

In this episode, I talk with Jill Carlson, Alejandro Machado and Jamaal Montasser from Open Money Initiative about the reality of Bitcoin within Venezuela. We discuss their research, design approach, how people are using money in Venezuela, and...Show More
Daniel Buchner on Why Microsoft is Building Decentralised IDs on Bitcoin

0:00 | May 17th

In this episode, I talk with Daniel Buchner from Microsoft about why Microsoft is building its decentralised IDs using the Bitcoin Blockchain. We discuss the culture at Microsoft, how decentralised IDs work and the ethics of using the Bitcoin b...Show More
Adam Back and Bryan Bishop on Why Block Reorgs are Bad for Bitcoin

0:00 | May 14th

In this episode, I talk with Adam Back from Blockstream & Core Developer, Bryan Bishop. Following the Binance hack of over 7,000 Bitcoin and subsequent discussion around block reorgs, Adam and Bryan explain what they are and why they are bad fo...Show More
Bitcoin Uncensored with Chris DeRose and Junseth

0:00 | May 10th

In this episode, I talk with Chris DeRose & Junseth from the Bitcoin Uncensored podcast. The two acrimoniously split but agreed to put the band back together and come on my show to discuss the history of the show, Bitcoin, scams, pressure and n...Show More
Tuur Demeester on Why Bitcoin is in Heavy Accumulation

0:00 | May 7th

In this episode, I talk with Tuur Demeester from Adamant Capital about his new Paper: Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation. We discuss evidence from the blockchain, historical data, risk analysis, how accumulation happens and the fundamentals which dr...Show More
Adam Ficsor from Wasabi on Reclaiming Your Bitcoin Privacy

0:00 | May 3rd

Back to my normal schedule and this week I talk with Adam Ficsor, Co-Founder and CTO Wasabi Wallet about how Wasabi helps users reclaim their privacy with Bitcoin. We discuss user experience, fungibility, anonymity v unobservability and CoinJoi...Show More
Christian Decker on the Tech Coming to Lightning

0:00 | Apr 30th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk again with Christian Decker from Blockstream. We dig deeper on the tech coming to lightning including Splicing, Neutrino, Eltoo, Watchtowers, Channel factories and Submarine Swaps.
Hodl Hodl Lightning Announcement with Roman Snitko and Max Keidun

0:00 | Apr 27th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Max and Roman from Hodl Hodl, where they have an announcement to make regarding Lightning and their exchange. We also discuss their new prediction market and the Honebadger conference.
Tadge Dryja on the Limitations of the Lightning Network

0:00 | Apr 26th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Tadge Dryja, the co-author of the Lightning Network whitepaper. We discuss the limitations of the lightning network, why Bitcoin might not be for everyone, alternative scaling ideas the fee netwo...Show More
Dan Robinson on Why HTLCs are Harmful

0:00 | Apr 23rd

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Dan Robinson from Paradigm. We discuss his criticism of HTLCs, why they are harmful and why packetised payments would be a better design for the Lightning Network.
Peter Rizun's Lightning Critique: FUD or Fair?

0:00 | Apr 19th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Peter Rizun from Bitcoin Unlimited. We discuss why Peter supports on-chain scaling and his Five Fundamental Flaws of The Lightning Network, including issues such as how small payments are not tru...Show More
Peter Van Valkenburg on Lightning & The Law

0:00 | Apr 16th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Peter Van Valkenburgh from Coin Center. We discuss how regulations might apply to node operators and custodial wallets within the Lightning Network, including money transmission licenses and KYC/...Show More
Andy Pag on Why He Has Given Up on Mt. Gox

0:00 | Apr 14th

In this interview, I follow up with Andy Pag, who was part of my Mt. Gox series, following the news that he has stepped down as a coordinator for the creditors and sold his claim. Andy updates me on everything which has happened since we last s...Show More
Sergej Kotliar From Bitrefill on Using Lightning in Retail

0:00 | Apr 12th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Nic Carter and Pierre Rochard about the economics of The Lightning Network. We discuss the fee market, the future of the block subsidy and whether base chain fees will lead to a two-tier Bitcoin.
Nic Carter & Pierre Rochard on the Economics of The Lightning Network

0:00 | Apr 9th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Nic Carter and Pierre Rochard about the economics of The Lightning Network. We discuss the fee market, the future of the block subsidy and whether base chain fees will lead to a two-tier Bitcoin.
Jack Mallers on Lightning Design and UX

0:00 | Apr 5th

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Jack Mallers, founder of the Zap Lightning wallet. We discuss design and UX, the progress of Lightning, design and security, the problem with custodial wallets and Zap.
Christian Decker - An Introduction to The Lightning Network

0:00 | Apr 2nd

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Christian Decker from Blockstream. We discuss the competing whitepapers, how the various teams collaborate on Lightning, how payment channels work and upcoming dev projects.
How Crypto Protects Sex Workers with Ameen Soleimani & Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain

0:00 | Mar 31st

In this episode, I talk with Ameen Soleimani & Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain. We discuss the issues faced by sex workers, including deplatforming, financial censorship and how the industry pressures can lead to abuse and exploitation.
Chris Burniske on The Ethics of Investing in Tokens

0:00 | Mar 29th

In this episode, I talk with Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder and the author of Cryptoassets. We discuss why Chris believes in a market for tokens, the ethics value extraction, the evolution of equity deals and the pressure from maximal...Show More
Critiquing Bitcoin with Angela Walch

0:00 | Mar 26th

In this episode, I talk with Angela Walch, a law professor at St. Mary's University. We critique Bitcoin, discussing the value of the term decentralisation, the risks of integration with legacy financial systems and conflicts of interest.
Matthew Hougan from Bitwise on Why 95% of Reported Bitcoin Trade Volume is Fake

0:00 | Mar 23rd

In this episode, I talk with Matthew Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management. We discuss their recent report, submitted to The SEC as part of their ETF application, highlighting that 95% of Bitcoin exchange volume is fake.
Erik Voorhees on Maximalism, KYC & Shoddy Reporting

0:00 | Mar 22nd

In this episode, I talk with Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. We discuss why Erik believes in a multi-coin world, the pressures of KYC/AML on his business, the flaws in the Wall Street Journal hit piece and the future for Shapeshift.
Marc Weinstein on What Happened at the Fyre Festival

0:00 | Mar 19th

In this episode, I talk with Marc Weinstein, who was contracted to help with the Fyre Festival. We talk about what happened on the island, the key people involved, Marc’s views on crypto and the pressures that life can throw at you.
Andrew Poelstra on Bitcoin Math & Research

0:00 | Mar 15th

In this episode, I talk with Andrew Poelstrsa, Director of Research at Blockstream. We talk about math, signature technology, Bitcoin fungibility and his role researching Bitcoin.
Amber Baldet on Surveillance Capitalism

0:00 | Mar 12th

In this episode, I talk with Amber Baldet from Clovyr. We talk about surveillance capitalism and the increasing hunger for data by Silicon Valley behemoths, the impact on society as well as question recent Coinbase decisions and Web 3.0.
Podcasting Head to Head With Anthony Pompliano

0:00 | Mar 8th

In this episode, I talk with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, founder & partner at Morgan Creek Digital. This episode was just a bit of fun where we share our experience and lessons in creating a podcast. We discuss our favourite episodes, guests we w...Show More
Andreas M. Antonopoulos on What Happens When Bitcoin Takes Over

0:00 | Mar 5th

In this episode, I talk with the man the legend Mr Andreas M. Antonopoulos. We talk about his influences, how the aggregate decisions of humans lead to adverse outcomes, Bitcoin use cases and ah-ha moments and what maximalists miss with Ethereu...Show More
Lily Liu on Bitcoin Rationalism

0:00 | Mar 5th

In this episode, I talk with the founder of Earn.com, Lily Liu. We discuss Silicon Valley and how funds approach investing in Crypto and what they don't understand about it. We also talk about Bitcoin Rationalism and what that means to Lily.
Reflecting on Mt. Gox with Andy Pag

0:00 | Feb 25th

In the final part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox, I talk with Andy Pag, creator and elected administrator of Mt. Gox Legal. We reflect on my conversations, the history of what happened between Jed and Mark, CoinLab and Brock Pie...Show More
Brock Pierce on Reviving Mt. Gox

0:00 | Feb 22nd

In the fifth part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox, I talk with Brock Pierce, the architect of Gox Rising, a mission to support creditors, maximise revenues and relaunch the exchange.
Kim Nilsson on His Investigation Into Mt. Gox

0:00 | Feb 21st

In the fourth part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox, I talk with Kim Nilsson, the author of the report Cracking Mt. Gox, investigation into the timeline of hacks and use of Willybot by the exchange.
Daniel Kelman on the Creditors of Mt. Gox and Civil Rehabilitation

0:00 | Feb 20th

In the third part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox, I talk with the lawyer, Daniel Kelman, the architect of the civil rehabilitation plan for Mt.Gox creditors. We discuss this as well as the claims from Brock Pierce and Peter Vess...Show More
Mark Karpelès on the Collapse of Mt. Gox

0:00 | Feb 19th

In the second part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox, I talk with Mark Karpelès, the CEO of the now bankrupt Bitcoin exchange. We discuss how he acquired the site, how it was hacked and who is responsible for its collapse.
Jed McCaleb on the Creation of Mt. Gox

0:00 | Feb 18th

The first part of my series of interviews relating to Mt. Gox. I talk with Jed McCaleb from Stellar about the creation of Mt. Gox, the handover to Mark Karpelès and what responsibility he shares for its collapse.
How Bitcoin Works with Matt Corallo

0:00 | Feb 15th

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core developer, Matt Corallo. We discuss how Bitcoin works, covering topics such as the Lightning Network, fungibility and inflation. We also talk about issues important to Matt such as BetterHash and adopti...Show More
Bill Barhydt on How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank With Bitcoin

0:00 | Feb 12th

In this episode, I talk with Bill Barhydt, the CEO of ABRA. We discuss their recent announcement whereby users of the app can use Bitcoin to trade stocks and ETFs and the complexity of building a global bank on Bitcoin.
JW Weatherman on Truth, Lies and Blockchains

0:00 | Feb 8th

In this episode, I talk with JW Weatherman about scams and Bitcoin education. We discuss why the space is so rife with scams, looking at specific projects such as Litecoin and Ethereum, and we also discuss JW's online course 10 Hours of Bitcoin...Show More
Update on the Venezuelan Political Crisis

0:00 | Feb 6th

In this episode, I talk with Venezuelan nationals, Alejandro Machado, Giancarlo Fiorella and Mauricio Bartolomeo about the political crisis in their home country. We discuss the recent protests and Juan Guaido declaring himself as the interim p...Show More
Privacy and Zcash with Zooko Wilcox

0:00 | Feb 5th

In this episode, I talk with Zooko Wilcox, Founder & CEO of Zcash. We discuss his history with Digicash, how he discovered Bitcoin, why he created Zcash and whether Zcash is a company, the founder's reward and user adoption.
Whitfield Diffie on the History of Cryptography

0:00 | Feb 1st

In this episode, I talk with legend of cryptography, Whitfield Diffie. Whit was working on cryptography long before Bitcoin existed, building the foundations for which Bitcoin relies upon. We discuss his history, Bitcoin and his views on privac...Show More
Peter Todd on the Essence of Bitcoin

0:00 | Jan 29th

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin legend Peter Todd. We talk about the essence of Bitcoin, why it worked whether other attempts at digital currencies failed as well as key topics such as fungibility, lightning and why other projects are scam...Show More
Gab's Andrew Torba on Why Bitcoin Is Free Speech Money

0:00 | Jan 25th

In this episode, I talk with Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.com. We discuss free speech, censorship, the First Amendment, the deplatforming of Gab.com by Silicon Valley giants and payment processors and why Bitcoin is free speech money.
The Builders Case for Ethereum with Scott Lewis and Bryant Eisenbach

0:00 | Jan 22nd

In this episode, I talk with Scott Lewis, from Settle and Bryant Eisenbach from GunClear. Following my interview with Tuur Demeester discussing the bearish case for Ethereum, Scott and Bryant came on the show to offer an alternative perspective...Show More
Tone Vays on Why Altcoins Are a Bad Investment

0:00 | Jan 18th

In this episode, I talk with OG Bitcoin trader Tone Vays. We discuss why altcoins are a bad long-term investment, the skills that traders need to master and why he is putting on a Bitcoin conference - Unconfiscatable.
Defending Bitcoin with John Carvalho

0:00 | Jan 15th

In this episode, I talk with John Carvalho from Bitrefill, @BitcoinErrorLog on Twitter. We discuss why John feels the need to defend Bitcoin, the types of attacks such as S2X and Bitcoin Cash and why most people shouldn't be trading.
Mike Dudas from The Block on Crypto Journalism

0:00 | Jan 11th

In this episode, I talk with Mike Dudas, founder and CEO of The Block. We discuss crypto journalism, the hard-hitting approach of The Block, conflicts of interest with crypto media, the Ripplecoin community and dealing with mental health issues...Show More
Matt Odell and Neil Woodfine on What They Would Like to See for Bitcoin in 2019

0:00 | Jan 8th

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Maximalists Matt Odell from Rabbit Hole Recap and Neil Woodfine from Blockstream. We discuss what we would like to see for Bitcoin in 2019, challenges Bitcoin companies face and Bitcoin education.
Tuur Demeester's Bearish Case for Ethereum

0:00 | Jan 4th

In this episode, I talk with long-term Bitcoiner, economist and investor, Tuur Demeester. We talk about his recent Tweetstorm breaking down why he is so against Ethereum, discussing everything from proof of stake to reckless security.
Meltem Demirors on Her 2019 Crypto Resolutions

0:00 | Jan 1st

In this episode, I talk with Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShaes. We discuss what happened for Crypto in 2018, the lessons we can learn and look forward to 2019 including what our Crypto New Year Resolutions are.
Marty Bent on What Bitcoin Did in 2018

0:00 | Dec 28th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Marty Bent from the Tale From The Crypt Podcast. We review the year for Bitcoin and Crypto, looking back at the bear market, what has been happening at Coinbase, the growth of stable coins and look forward to 2019.
Trace Mayer on Why You Must Own Your Bitcoin Private Keys

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin OG Trace Mayer. We discuss why Bitcoin is important, Austrian Economics, The 7 Networks Effects of Bitcoin and his campaign Proof of Keys where he is encouraging Bitcoin hodlers to take their Bitcoin off exc...Show More
Core Developer Bryan Bishop on Building Bitcoin

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core Developer, Bryan Bishop. We discuss how developers work on Bitcoin, how ideas go from concept to code, testing procedures, fungibility and the future of Bitcoin.
Alex Gladstein on Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation. We discuss how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies increase freedom under authoritarian regimes and how Dem Tech could lead to a wave of investment in ...Show More
Vijay Boyapati's Bullish Case for Bitcoin

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Vijay Boyapati, author of The Bullish Case for Bitcoin. We discuss the background to the article, the origins of money, the attributes of a good store of value, the evolution of money and Bitcoin misconceptions and ...Show More
VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS. We discuss the VanEck application, why market manipulation is not unique to Bitcoin and the unfair standards by which the SEC treats Bitcoin.
Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Michael Cordner, a developer working on Grin's implementation of Mimblewimble. We discuss the mysterious creator of the Mimblewimble whitepaper, Grin's monetary and governance policies and mining Grin.
Nathaniel Whittemore on Crypto Narratives and the Ills of Modern Advertising

0:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Nathaniel Whittemore, producer of Long Reads Sunday, a curated list of the best content in crypto. We discuss the problems with crypto marketing, the ills of the advertising industry and the broken model of the Inte...Show More
Zac Prince on the Future of Banking With Bitcoin

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

WBD051 is available. In this episode, I talk with Zac Prince, Founder and CEO of BlockFi, a company offering loans backed by cryptocurrencies. We discuss credit and debt services with Bitcoin, how BlockFi works and the future of banking with cr...Show More
The SEC's Hester Peirce on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with SEC Commissioner, Hester Peirce. We discuss the role of the SEC, how they make decisions and why Hester dissented when the Commission disapproved the proposed rule change by the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust/BZX exchange...Show More
Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburg on Preserving the Freedom to Innovate with Public Blockchains

0:00 | Nov 21st, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center. We discuss the state v federal legislation, money transmission regulations and how Coin Center works to preserve the freedom to innovate using public block...Show More
Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

0:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken. We discuss the challenges of building and exchange, from building a culture with a distributed team to managing security. We also talk about mainstream crypto journalism and industry reg...Show More
Railroaded Episode 6 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin OG and Blockstream CEO, Adam Back. We reflect on a decade of Bitcoin, how Adam views Bitcoin now compared to the early days, what was different with the white paper and the launch of Liquid.
Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

0:00 | Nov 9th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Francis Pouliot, CEO of Satoshi Portal and Bylls.com. Following his debate with Brendan Eich on Twitter, we discuss tokens, the network effect of money, why BAT is wrong for Brave and why Coinbase is terrible for Bi...Show More
Railroaded Episode 5 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen

0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

In this episode, I talk with economist Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis. We discuss the inherent flaws in capitalism and why Steve believes that Bitcoin will fail.
Dan Held on Bitcoin's Immaculate Conception

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2018

On the 10th anniversary of Satoshi releasing the Bitcoin white paper, I am releasing this special episode where I talk with Dan Held about Bitcoin's immaculate conception.
Casa's Jeremy Welch and Alena Vranova on Crypto Custody

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Jeremy Welch and Alena Vranova from Casa about crypto custody. We discuss how the Casa key management solution works, the all-star team they have assembled and designing products people love.
Reviewing the Bitmain IPO with Samson Mow and Katherine Wu

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

In this episode, I review the details of the Bitmain IPO and the state of the business with Samson Mow and Katherine Wu, specifically potential misrepresentations, the company financials, balance sheet and Bitcoin Cash holdings.
Railroaded Episode 4 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Personal Privacy and Safety in the Surveillance Age with Jameson Lopp

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

I welcome back Jameson Lopp to talk about his approach to privacy, and his recent Medium post on the subject: A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal - How to reclaim your privacy in the surveillance age - as well as Jameson updating me on progres...Show More
The B Foundation and Nouriel Roubini's Testimony to Congress with Giacomo Zucco

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

Following Nouriel Roubini's testimony to congress, I chat with Bitcoin Maximalist Giacomo Zucco about the things we agreed and disagreed with Nouriel on. We also talk about The B Foundation, Monero and Brexit.
Railroaded Episode 3 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Questioning the Obsession with Blockchains and On-Chain Governance with Nic Carter

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Nic Carter, a partner at Castle Island Ventures. We question the obsession with blockchains, the web 3.0 stack and on-chain governance as well as Bitcoin mining, economic models and realised cap.
Railroaded Episode 2 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Railroaded Episode 1 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.
Jimmy Song on the Game Theory of Bitcoin Attacks and why Proof of Work Needs to be Expensive

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

Following the recent coverage of the Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, I caught up with Jimmy Song to discuss the game theory behind exploiting it. We also discuss mining centralisation, 51% attacks and why proof of work needs to be expensiv...Show More
The Threat of Fractional Reserve Bitcoin from Wall Street with Saifedean Ammous & Caitlin Long

0:00 | Sep 28th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with the author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous and Wall Street veteran, Caitlin Long. We discuss the state of the global economy, rising debt, negative interest rates and Wall Street adoption of Bitcoin.
The SEC, ETFs, XRP and Crypto Regulations with Jake Chervinsky

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Jake Chervinsky, associate lawyer with Kobre & Kim. We deep dive into who the SEC is, their remit and powers, what a security is, ETFs, Bakkt, The Banking Secrecy Act, Shapeshift, KYC/AML, manipulation, Bitcoin priv...Show More
Why Crypto Privacy is Important with Monero's Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni, core team member at Monero and co-founder of Tari. We discuss the importance of privacy, his new project Tari and the latest on Monero.
Will Bitcoin or Ethereum Become a Global Digital Reserve Asset with Multicoin's Kyle Samani

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Kyle Samani, founding partner of Multicoin Capital. In Kyle's second appearance on the podcast, we discuss his approach to research, his changing view on Bitcoin and proof of work v proof of stake.
Tuur Demeester on the Looming Debt Crisis and Central Banks for Bitcoin

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

In this episode, I talk with long-term Bitcoiner, economist and investor, Tuur Demeester. We discuss his Medium post about why he separated himself from his family, government-issued cryptocurrencies and Ethereum’s scaling issues.
Ari Paul on the Fat Protocol Thesis and Product/Market Fit in Crypto

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital. With the lens firmly on Crypto projects, We talk about Joel Monegro's Fat Protocol Thesis; product/market fit within token projects and Crypto marketing.
Teaching C# Developers to Integrate Bitcoin within their Applications with Vortex

0:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Vortex, founder of the Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin. We talk about how he is teaching C# developers to integrate Bitcoin within their applications, ICE/NYSE and Bakkt, and fractional reserve Bitc...Show More
Token Economies and The Fat Protocol Thesis with Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures again. After looking at the arguments for Bitcoin and against other coins/tokens, we discuss token economies, the fat protocol thesis the path to decentralisation.
Bitcoin Maximalism with Pierre Rochard

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Pierre Richard, host of the Noded Bitcoin podcast and co-founder of the Nakamoto Institute. In this interview, we talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, the net benefit of altcoins to Bitcoin and hyperbitcoinization.
The Supreme Courts Denial of Ross Ulbricht's Petition with Lyn Ulbricht

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the Silk Road marketplace. This is our second interview, and Lyn updates me on the Supreme Court ruling, the petition for clemency and support for the Libertaria...Show More
The Challenges of Being a CEO with Richard Burton from Balance.io

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Richard Burton, the CEO of Balance.io. We talk about EOS and why Richard challenged them at Blockchain Beach, protocols and the challenges of being a CEO in a startup.
Threats From Artificial Intelligence with Toby Simpson from Fetch.ai

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Toby Simpson, the co-founder and CTO at fetch.ai. In this interview, we discuss the world they have created for autonomous agents to exchange value as well as broader opportunities and risks with artificial intellig...Show More
Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert on the Death of Paper Money and why Bitcoin is so Important

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert from the Keiser Report. Both have strong opinions and neither shies away from challenging the monetary policy of governments and the conduct of the banks. We discuss Brexit, the debt and B...Show More
Bitcoin Institutional Investment with Michael Sonnenshein from Grayscale

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Michael Sonnenshein, the Managing Director of Grayscale Investments, part of the Digital Currency Group. We discuss institutional investors, Grayscales range of investment products and custody for their $1.5bn in as...Show More
Erik Voorhees on Shapeshift User Accounts and the Problem with ICOs

0:00 | Jun 22nd, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. We talk about the separation of state and money, the fallout from Segwit2x, the impact of cryptocurrencies on banks and the latest with Shapeshift.
Token Economics and Raising Crypto Capital with Jill Carlson

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with cryptocurrency and blockchain consultant, Jill Carlson. We discuss token economics, raising capital for Crypto projects compared to traditional startups and the general state of the market.
Tokenised Securities with Trevor Koverko from Polymath

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Trevor Koverko, CEO of Polymath. We discuss the launch of the platform, the market for security tokens, regulations and how the Polymath platform changes the playing field for investors.
How Venezuelans are Using Bitcoin to Counter the Effects of Hyperinflation with Alejandro Machado

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Alejandro Machado, a Venezuelan national, product designer & engineer, and writer for Caracas Chronicles. We talk about the recent history of Venezuela and how people are using Bitcoin to protect their income.
Bitcoin Scaling and Lightning Network with Jameson Lopp

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Jameson Lopp, my first returning guest. Jameson recently left BitGo to work on custody solutions at Casa. In this interview, we talk about Casa, their approach to security, Bitcoin scaling and the Lightning Network.
Why Small Blocks are Important for Bitcoin with Samson Mow

0:00 | May 18th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Samson Mow, Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream. We talk about censorship, Bitcoin scaling and the Lightning Network, explicitly looking at fees and the relationship between LN and the Bitcoin main chain.
Roger Ver on Why Bitcoin Cash is the Real Bitcoin

0:00 | May 11th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Roger Ver, the creator of Bitcoin Cash, the controversial fork of Bitcoin. We talk about the branding of Bitcoin as Bitcoin Core, scaling, economic freedom and the separation of money and state.
Building a Decentralised Exchange with Don Mosites from Airdrop

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Don Mosites, one of the co-founders of Airswap, a decentralised marketplace for the buying and selling of ERC20 tokens. In this interview, we talk about the challenges of security, liquidity and pricing with the pla...Show More
Crypto Collusion and Conspiracies with Crypto Bobby

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Crypto YouTuber Robert Paone, aka @crypto_bobby. We discuss market manipulation, institutional investment in Crypto, platforms and how Robert became a prominent voice for Crypto on YouTube and Twitter.
Is Craig Wright Satoshi? No!

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Dr Craig S Wright, one of the most controversial figures in the Crypto space. We discuss Bitcoin Cash, why he supports it over Bitcoin & believes in on-chain scaling, his pursuit of patents, his relationship with Da...Show More
Trading Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies with Josh Olszewicz

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Josh Olszewicz, also known as @CarpeNoctom on Twitter. We talk about the current state of the market, TA v FA, the indicators which Josh uses and long-term future for Bitcoin.
The Role of The State with Desiree Dickerson

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Desiree Dickerson, Blockchain and Digital Currency Fellow at Women for Women International about her various work in the blockchain and Crypto space, the recent harassment she received on Twitter and the role of the...Show More
WBD 010 - Interview with Lyn Ulbricht

0:00 | Mar 28th, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the Silk Road marketplace, who was sentenced to a double life sentence + 40 years. We talk about issues with the case, mass incarceration and their Supreme Court...Show More
WBD 009 - Interview with Morgan Rockwell

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

In this podcast, I chat with Bitcoin Inc CEO, Morgan Rockwell who the Department of Homeland Security arrested for selling Bitcoin. In this interview, we discuss the case as well as the role of AI and the future of Bitcoin.
WBD 008 - Interview with Kyle Samani

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

In this podcast I chat with Multicoin Capital Managing Partner, Kyle Samani. Multicoin Capital are a Cryptocurrency hedge fund and in this interview we talk about Kyle's view on Bitcoin and Ethereum and their investment strategy.
WBD 007 - Interview with Laura Shin

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2018

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WBD 006 - Interview with Charlie Lee

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

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WBD 005 - Interview with Jamie Burke

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2018

In this podcast, I chat with venture capitalist and CEO of Outlier Ventures, Jamie Burke. We discuss crypto asset valuation and what Jamie and Outlier look for when investing in crypto startups.
WBD 004 - Interview with Mike Jones

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

In this podcast, I chat with venture capitalist, ex CEO of MySpace and CEO of venture fund Science Inc, Mike Jones. We discuss the shape of the current crypto market, asset valuation and speculation.
WBD 003 - Interview with Jameson Lopp

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2017

In this podcast, I chat with Cypherpunk and BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp aka @lopp. We discuss both the philosophical and technical aspects of Bitcoin, the scaling debates, forks and the various leading personalities in the community.
WBD 002 - Interview with @daytradernik

0:00 | Nov 30th, 2017

In the second episode of The What Bitcoin Did Podcast, I chat with popular Crypto trader @daytradernik in detail about how he was hacked earlier this year, losing two-thirds of his portfolio and how he has bounced back. Nik also explains his ap...Show More
WBD 001 - Interview with Luke Martin @venturecoinist

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2017

In the first episode of The What Bitcoin Did Podcast, I chat with Luke Martin aka @venturecoinist, one of the leading Twitter Crypto traders about his approach to trading and strategy. Luke talks in detail about how he trades, thoughts on forks...Show More