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We must make the moral case for capitalism and the free market! We must go on offense and stop going on defense everytime someone argues about the "evils" of the free market and capitalism. This is the only way to fight back against these people who think they have the moral high ground! And we can! The truth and history is on our side. John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford made life better for the average Amercian, not worse. We must be able to argue and pursuade people and show them that capi ...
 
Wall St for Main St provides alternative financial information, research, education and consulting to Main Street investors using uncommon wisdom. Our goal is teaching people how to fish for themselves instead of trusting their financial adviser. We interview top investors, traders, money managers, financial commentators, economic experts, authors, CEOs and newsletter writers from around the world to discuss the latest events in the global economy and financial markets.
 
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Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance), and renowned hardware wallet maker rejoins me on the show to talk about Specter DIY and Specter Desktop updates. We chat: Why make your own Security model vs other HWWs Airgapping with QR Use in multi sig setups Specter Desktop updates Links: Specter DIY github: https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-diy Spec…
 
We’re all bullish on bitcoin, but will transactions take place on Lightning Network or other layers and tech? Udi and Eric join me on the show to discuss. Monetary demand for bitcoin How much payment demand is there? Privacy, custody and other trade offs Stablecoin payment demand Platform risks of ETH Links: Udi Wertheimer: HaveFunStayingPoor.com E…
 
John Newbery joins me to talk about his new bitcoin research and development center, Brink. John is a regular Bitcoin Core contributor, works on Bitcoin Optech, started PR Review Club, and mentors new bitcoin core developers. In this show we talk: Why Brink Priorities for development Mentoring new developers Bitcoin development culture John Newbery…
 
Hong Fang, CEO of OKCoin joins me to talk about: Her pathway to learning about Bitcoin Bitcoin’s current status in the market Funding Bitcoin development Focus and priorities for development Identifying talent Links: Hong Fang: @hfangca Developer grants: https://developergrant.okcoin.com/ Relevant episodes: SLP214 Pierre Rochard & Fabian Jahr – Whe…
 
Will Bitcoin enable the Sovereign Individual thesis to play out? Or will the state successfully find some counter to retain the level of taxation, surveillance and control that they currently enjoy? Robert Breedlove and Jesse Lawler join me on the show to debate. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Parallax Digital: Parallax Digital Twitter: @lawlerpalooz…
 
What is DeFi? Should it be a thing in Bitcoin or is that just an altcoin gambling thing? Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl joins me to talk about Bitcoin DeFi and Hodl Hodl’s new product, Lend. We talk: Bitcoin DeFi Hodl Hodl Lend Opening up a whole new lending market Risks Costs How it might develop Max Keidun links: Twitter: @keidunm Hodl Hodl Prior e…
 
You’re probably familiar with Bitcoin node packages, so what’s different here with Embassy and EmbassyOS? Matt Hill & Aiden McClelland of Start9 Labs join me to talk about shifting to a more personally sovereign paradigm, and what kinds of technology and hardware can take us there. We talk about: What EmbassyOS is What’s different vs bitcoin node p…
 
What are some common errors that people make when learning how to self custody? Should you use multi signature? Where does NVK agree / disagree with Michael Flaxman? NVK, CEO of CoinKite rejoins me on the show to discuss this and more. Bitcoin multi signature Bitcoin backups and walletsrecovery.org Bitcoin security Blockclock Mini BitcoinTreasuries…
 
Preston Pysh of We Study Billionaires joins me on the show to talk about what Bitcoin’s final cycle might look like. How would we know if we’re going through the final cycle? How likely is it? Will corporates buying bitcoin be weak hands or strong hands? What about governments trying to shut Bitcoin down? Preston Pysh‘s Links: Twitter: @PrestonPysh…
 
Confused about what MuSig2 is? As Bitcoin’s Schnorr Taproot soft fork has now been merged into Bitcoin Core (but not yet activated), it’s worthwhile understanding what some of the new multisignature schemes are for using Taproot. Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing, cryptographers working at Blockstream join me on the show to talk about their latest, MuSig2…
 
What are the considerations for your business in holding bitcoin? Should you self custody with multi signature for improved security and control? Joe Kelly and Dhruv Bansal, CEO and CSO of Unchained Capital join me to chat. We talk: What business owners have to consider How to custody bitcoin Unchained Capital’s solution Coldcard Financialisation o…
 
Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean’s online seminar. Saifedean's Links: …
 
What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk about what they are, why they’re useful and how they work. Why Use DLCs over multisig? Trust and Privacy Funding and Contract Execution Transactions Oracles and associated problems Lightning DLCs DLC Spec…
 
Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about: Where hyperinflation has happened before The culture of debt & entitlement Print and spend vs loan and spend The stages or ‘gorge moments’ Financial repression Liquidity obfuscation How might future hyperinfla…
 
Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it. We chat about: Bitcoin’s use as reserve asset Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold Central Banking Welfare Statism Lin…
 
Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk: Silicon Valley culture influences Teaching blockchain, then getting more into Bitcoin Being mentored by Bitcoin core developers Bitcoin PR Review club Map of the Bitcoin Network Gloria 's Links: Twitter: @glozow Github: …
 
After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new multisig guide to help users secure their coins without any single point of failure. We cover: What’s improved in the space since last year Why you need to eliminate SPOFs (Single Points of Failure) Comp…
 
Why does auditing Bitcoin matter? Why won’t the supply ever actually reach 21 million? Pierre Rochard of Kraken and Fabian Jahr (Bitcoin Core contributor) join me on the show to talk. Bitcoin supply Auditing Gettxoutset Bitcoin Core coin stats index More in depth bitcoin accounting Links: Fabian Jahr github: @fjahr Fabian Jahr: @fjahr Article: http…
 
Why did MicroStrategy buy $425 million of Bitcoin and adopt it as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset? How did the team learn about Bitcoin? What is driving people to learn about Bitcoin in this high inflation environment? Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy joins me to discuss. Links: Twitter: @michael_saylor Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (…
 
Bitcoin custody insurance has been hotly debated in the industry, with concerns around the volatility, its feasibility, and whether it makes sense. What's Knox doing differently? Alex Daskalov, CEO of Knox Custody joins me to discuss these questions. Alex links: Alex Twitter: @daskalov Knox Custody: @knoxcustody Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Cap…
 
What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace? Steve Lee of Square Crypto joins me to talk about some of the latest. Links: Steve twitter: @moneyball COPA Thread: https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1…
 
How do you watch Bitcoin’s mempool? What tools should we use? What are the implications longer term for a blockspace market? Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to talk about this and more: Mempool watching and what tools are needed Blockspace market longer term Lightning adoption Bitcoin Privacy and ‘bad actors’ COVID and Bitcoiners Sergej l…
 
Is Bitcoin user culture going the wrong way? Or are these general cultural things? What should be the approach around avoiding KYC? What new features are coming to Samourai Wallet? Samourai Wallet joins me to discuss. Samourai Wallet links: Site: samouraiwallet.com Twitter: @samouraiwallet Prior episodes: SLP150 Samourai Wallet – Make Every Bitcoin…
 
Does money need a non-monetary use? Will the government return to a gold standard? Are we doomed to repeat the same cycle of fiat money? Peter Schiff, CEO Euro Pacific Capital, chairman of Schiff Gold, and host of Schiff Radio joins me to discuss. Peter links: Twitter: @PeterSchiff Schiff Radio: schiffradio.com Euro Pac: europac.com Sponsors: Swan …
 
What’s the latest with the Lightning Network? What will it mean when channels go large sized with wumbo? How is the network and ecosystem growing? Laolu (roasbeef) CTO of Lightning Labs joins me to talk. Links: Twitter: @roasbeef Lnd 0.11 post Lightning labs: Lightning.engineering Lightning Labs twitter: @lightning Prior episode: SLP39 Olaoluwa Osu…
 
Have you wondered how to recover bitcoins from a seed? Maybe your friend doesn’t remember which wallet they used? In this episode with Luke Childs, we talk about how to recover them into Electrum with his newly written tool. We also talk about Umbrel, a new node package promising very easy set up. We also chat about security, development and bitcoi…
 
Are you looking for an easy bitcoin multi signature wallet that doesn’t require an electrum server? Or perhaps one with support for different bitcoin hardware wallets and a different interface? Check out Specter-Desktop! Stepan Snigirev (CTO Crypto Advance) and Ben Kaufman (Specter Desktop contributor) join me to talk about the project. Features UX…
 
What’s the relation between fiat money and slavery? How did easy money and government suppression of honest money lead to this outcome? What’s the story with aggry beads and panos? How does Bitcoin change this? Robert Breedlove (CEO & CIO Parallax Digital) joins me to talk about these questions. Links: Twitter: @breedlove22 Article: Masters and Sla…
 
Raoul Pal of Real Vision rejoins me on the show to talk about how Bitcoin and Macro are colliding. We talk about the incredible risk:reward opportunity of bitcoin, DCA long term, Bitcoin as better collateral, and more. Raoul Pal Links: Twitter: @RaoulGMI RealVision Prior Episodes: SLP93 Raoul Pal – Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin Sponsors: Swan Bitc…
 
What are some of the stories from Bitcoin’s Brisbane scene in Australia? Jeff Yew joins me to chat about his experiences from the Brisbane scene, and teaching newcoiners about bitcoin. We also chat about the Binance Australia launch. Jeff links: Twitter: @Vnumeris Binance AU Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code: LIVERA) Stephan Livera lin…
 
Want to buy bitcoin w/o KYC and non custodial all in one app? BlueWallet has recently launched this feature. Igor and Nuno from the BlueWallet team join me to talk about their work and the many features available in BlueWallet. Creating BlueWallet Partnering with Hodl Hodl UX Lightning Custodial Watch only wallets and hardware wallet support BlueWa…
 
What’s ANYPREVOUT? How does MPP work in practice and what are the considerations? What about some of these LN attacks, what are the mitigations and do they limit LN’s effectiveness? How is Bitcoin’s Lightning Network likely to grow out in the future? Christian Decker links: Twitter: @snyke ANYPREVOUT: BIP118 MPP Blog: All Paths Lead to Your Destina…
 
Electrum Wallet is one of the longest standing Bitcoin wallets, and well known for supporting hardware wallets, multi signature - and now lightning! We talk about a range of things: Lightning HWW support Multi sig Electrum Server model Backup seeds Links: Electrum.org Twitter: @ElectrumWallet Electrum github Prior episode: SLP125 Thomas Voegtlin – …
 
Caitlin Long of Avanti Financial Group joins me to talk about Bitcoin, banking, rehypothecation and what Austrian Economists are missing. How much additional money is being created in the shadow banking system? What about ‘moneyness’? We also discuss Caitlin’s IMF working paper, and the recent OCC Interpretive Letter 1170. Caitlin Long links: Twitt…
 
How do we grow Bitcoin’s community of self custodying HODLers? With Bitcoin Meetups! How do you organise and run one? What topics do you present? How do you get a venue? How do you keep people engaged? Stephen Cole of the OC Bitcoin Meetup joins me to discuss. Stephen Cole links: Twitter: @sthenc OCBTN Meetup OCBTN twitter: @OCBTN Sponsors: Swan Bi…
 
Does government regulation of AML (Anti Money Laundering) represent a new way for governments to capture Bitcoin? FATF (Financial Action Task Force) is driving stricter regulations, and it now appears that large Bitcoin businesses are looking for ways to collaborate with the “Travel Rule”. What are the implications of this for Bitcoin privacy? Will…
 
Nix-Bitcoin is a designed to be a more secure Bitcoin node, based on NixOS. Pseudonymous developer, nixbitcoindev joins me to explain more about why and how. What are the benefits of reproducibility? What else can be done from a security perspective to secure your bitcoin node? Will it be easy to use or only for technical people? Nix-Bitcoin links:…
 
Wondered how to set up your own bitcoin + lightning node? Raspiblitz is a project offering a DIY node (or you can buy a premade one), with an LCD screen. Rootzoll and openoms join me to discuss. Raspiblitz links: Rootzoll: @rootzoll Openoms: @openoms Raspiblitz Raspiblitz guide Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital (use code…
 
How do you teach Bitcoin to your Boomer relatives and friends? What are some of the common sticking points? Should you explain it as Digital Gold? Gary Leland, Hall of Fame podcaster, entrepreneur, and conference organizer of Bit Block Boom joins me to discuss! Gary links: Twitter: @GaryLeland BitBlockBoom: bitblockboom.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin U…
 
If you’re fundamentally bullish on Bitcoin, how do you invest in Bitcoin companies? What kind of strategies can be employed, what are some common errors in the space? How do you pick good teams and companies? Alyse Killeen founding Managing Partner of Stillmark VC, advisor to Mantis (venture firm) and advisor and sits on the board of well known Bit…
 
The world is undergoing pressures that are inflationary, but also deflationary forces. Which one will win out? What is driving humanity’s progress forward? Jeff Booth, tech entrepreneur and author joins me to discuss our deflationary future. Jeff Booth: Twitter: @JeffBooth Book: thepriceoftomorrow.com Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital N…
 
How many Bitcoins are being HODLed? Bitcoin’s nature allows some level of investigation and analysis, and it’s possible to see how many coins are moving. Rafael Schultze-Kraft, CTO of Glassnode joins me on the show to discuss some of the insights he’s been sharing. Rafael links: Twitter: @n3ocortex Website: glassnode.com Thread Sponsors: Swan Bitco…
 
There’s a lot of heated discussion about Bitcoin HODLing vs Spending, the circular economy, and what actions build on Bitcoin’s censorship resistance. Ragnar Lifthrasir of Guns N Bitcoin joins me for a discussion on this topic. Ragnar links: Twitter: @ragnarly Site: Gunsnbitcoin.com Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital CypherSafe (Code: LI…
 
Does Bitcoin Need Marketing and marketers? Does it need influencers? What kinds of strategies are appropriate across different channels? Dan Held, Director of Business Development at Kraken joins me to discuss. Dan Held links: Twitter: @danheld Article: Bitcoin’s Marketing Team Website: danheld.com Relevant prior episodes: SLP34 Dan Held – Bitcoin …
 
John Cantrell, Bitcoin developer joins me to talk about how he cracked Alistair Milne’s social media bitcoin challenge. With the first 8 words of the seed, John was able to crack a 12 word seed using a cluster of GPU’s. John is also the creator of Juggernaut, a lightning messaging app. John links: Twitter: @JohnCantrell97 Article: How I checked ove…
 
Dr Joseph Salerno, Academic VP of Mises Institute joins me in this episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin, monetary velocity, how money emerges on the market and more. Joseph Salerno links: Twitter: @jtsale Mises Institute: mises.org Sponsor links: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital New Brighton Capital code: LIVERA Relevant prior episodes: SLP51 D…
 
Many people are confused about Bitcoin. Is it for transactional payments, or should we view it as something closer to Digital Gold or savings? Regular guest Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk about this. We also talk: Common errors in conceiving of Bitcoin Risks with custodial and KYC Updated thoughts on prior article re: Credit Deflatio…
 
Alessandro Cecere (aka el Sultan Bitcoin), CEO of Coinspree joins me to talk about his experiences growing up in Venezuela, and his passion for spreading bitcoin. Alessandro Cecere links: Twitter: @elsultanBitcoin Coinspree: coinspree.com Relevant prior episodes: SLP143 Eduardo Gomez – Bitcoin as a source of truth in Venezuela SLP175 Matt Ahlborg –…
 
Dennis Wohlfarth of Accointing & Clinton Donnelly of Donnelly Tax Law join me to talk about Bitcoin tax treatment, and strategies to minimise tax. We chat about: Current tax treatment Capital Gains Tax Record keeping Tax strategies locally Tax strategies for those willing to go overseas International competition Links: Accointing: www.accointing.co…
 
Nick Neuman and Jameson Lopp, CEO and CTO of Casa join me to talk about updates at Casa, the world of multi signature, hardware wallets, personal security and personal data in the age of increasing statism. Nick and Jameson links: Nick Twitter: @Nneuman Jameson Twitter: @lopp Casa: keys.casa Prior episodes: SLP26 – Building Bitcoin services to last…
 
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