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Best Bitcoinstories podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Bitcoinstories podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Humans of Bitcoin tells the stories of people whose lives have been impacted by cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Guests range from activists and refugees to artists and entrepreneurs. At Humans of Bitcoin, we just want to know how cryptocurrency is changing people’s lives, and why. Hosted by Matt Aaron. Part of the Bitcoin.com podcast network.
 
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"What that means is it's a grey area.... We wanted to be patient and see the token models that worked, the token models that did not, and the things that we should stay away from as a business." If you are going to start a business in cryptocurrency, you must deal with a high level of regulatory and legal uncertainty. Navigating the world of KYC, l…
 
Even though Anthony Pompliano's Morgan Creek Digital holds BCH as it's 3rd largest asset, he'll rarely, if ever, talk about it in public. I'm not picking on Pomp, this is par for the course among the crypto fund community. Justin Bons is not your typical fund manager. He proudly engages with the Bitcoin Cash community and is excited about the futur…
 
In 2017, the bitcoin community was outraged by the extreme negligence of Equifax in one of the largest data breaches ever. A central point of vulnerability was hacked and personal data including social security and credit card numbers were leaked onto the interwebs. We have a short memory: Equifax stock is up roughly 43% this year! Two years later,…
 
The inflation rate in Argentina is currently at 55% per year. It's not a surprise that bitcoin has a strong following and usage there. A talented developer and thinker, Santiago is the founder of Democracy Earth. He's someone that gets a ring from political activists in Chile and Mexico asking him for advice on how to organize digitally. He decline…
 
This is the first of a two part special on the Ethereum ecosystem. Lawson Baker has a weapon is his toolkit that is quite useful in the crypto world: a law degree. With a background in finance, Lawson understands the power of cryptoassets and the regulatory guidelines that have to be met. We talk about narratives in crypto, stablecoins, privacy, an…
 
For a long time (in crypto terms) Bitcoin Cash has been largely ignored by institutional investors. Dave Shin is working to change that. Dave is a banker by day and bitcoiner by night. His double life is starting to pay dividends. In addition to running the Bitcoin.com exchange, he is raising awareness of the viability of Bitcoin Cash as an asset t…
 
An engineer running for Congress in San Fran, Agatha offers a unique skillset and ideas not found in the current House of Representatives. She is an advocate for blockchain tech, cryptocurrency, and prison reform. What I really appreciate about Agatha is her willingness to discuss any topic. She gave smart and candid answers to questions that 99% o…
 
An inside look at Wachsman - The public relations arm for top crypto companies like Bitmex, Kraken, and Coindesk. A behind the scenes juggernaut with a team of 100 employees with offices in 3 countries. Going into the interview, I was curious how David was able to scale his PR expertise into a global team. How do they handle those emergency situati…
 
Filmmaker, researcher, and cryptocurrency advocate Peter Ryan talks about growth marketing for Bitcoin Cash. He started at NYU and then went to THE media establishment of the industry: CoinDesk. Now, Peter has rolled the dice and joined media upstart CoinSpice. What excites him about CoinSpice? How can Bitcoin Cash become a "winning culture"?…
 
Andreas shares his thoughts on global politics and finance and ties it back to bitcoin. Learn why his current project, Sideshift.ai, a cutting edge, non-custodial exchange is a reflection of these world views. Andreas loves what he does: coding. Usually from a tropical location. Until recently, he had the largest node on the Lightning Network. He's…
 
Back for part 2 with Sean. We conclude this conversation with Sean's thoughts on Bitcoin as a compliment to the current financial system. Sean is the CEO of HyperBlock, which has a large mining center in Missoula, Montana. Note: Apologies for not having the best sound quality on Sean's side. We did our best to clean it up. But this episode will mak…
 
Running a publicly traded mining company, Sean has to defend bitcoin to the public. He defines what bitcoin is, plus his personal Big Short story from the 2008 housing bubble. Sean Walsh is a natural entrepreneur and contrarian. I've done well over a hundred interviews with top people in the bitcoin world, and Sean has ideas and opinions that I've …
 
The appointment of Stefan Rust as CEO of Bitcoin.com surprised many in the industry. How does his leadership style and vision compare to Roger's? Not well-known by the broader cryptocurrency community, it was great having a relaxed conversation with the new head honcho of the company. Also joining us is Dan Schatt of MyCred.io. Cred is a leading co…
 
Emin Gun Sirer is arguably the most prominent professor in the Bitcoin ecosphere. Teaching computer science at Cornell since 2001, Emin was interested in cryptocurrency before bitcoin. In 2003, with Karma, he invented proof of work. Now, he believes that their is a better solution to consensus: Avalanche. Emin shares his thoughts on the current bit…
 
One of the oldest companies in the space, Blockchain.com has staying power. With over 40 million downloads, Blockchain.com has a large share of bitcoin transactions and the #1 downloaded wallet. In 2011 the term "blockchain" was not a word. It was not a thing. In fact their website, blockchain.info at the time, was the first page on the internet to…
 
Sam Feldman is an internet entrepreneur. Like many, he is fascinated by crypto. His recent, comprehensive Cryptoguide on Binance caught the attention of Changpeng Zhao himself. We analyze last week's ep with Binance's CSO, talk about the opportunities and threats to Binance dominance, and get Sam's take on cryptocurrency in general. Plus a recent i…
 
"The real story, we believe, is that Binance is probably the fastest profitable startup to achieve unicorn status (private company with $1bn+ valuation) in history. Binance is valued at not $1bn+ but closer to $2bn+. And they did it in less than 6 months. Yes, you read it right, 6 months." What got you here, won't get you there. Binance continues t…
 
Paul Le Roux, subject of the book and future TV series The Mastermind, is a real life bond villain. We talk to the author about the prospect of Le Roux as Satoshi and his thoughts on Bitcoin in general. You can listen to this podcast without having read the book, but make sure to buy and read it after. The recent Craig Wright lawsuit brought up the…
 
One thing that stands out in the crazy world of bitcoin is how little conversation is dedicated to shopping; spending cryptocurrency. Instead, we see dApps, investing, and user cases taking away limelight from "crypto as cash". Matt and his team have built a travel website that not only accepts 10 cryptocurrencies, but rewards their users with thei…
 
Something obvious but not always stated: If we want worldwide adoption Today's youth must be involved with cryptocurrency. There is a misconception that you have to invest, or that you have to code in order to be involved with Bitcoin. While Christian does code, he also runs a YouTube channel and hosts meetups in Southern California.…
 
Another Bitcoin.com team member joins the show. We double down on mining. Following up our interview with Nishant of Bitmain, we talk to Shaun Chong, one of the brightest minds at Bitcoin.com. He moved to Tokyo looking for an adventure and he found one. Running the bitcoin.com mining pool is a fast-paced, exciting life. Shaun is very intelligent bu…
 
Nishant Sharma leads Bitmain's international PR and community relations strategy. Preparing for the interview, I had a lot of questions about the company: What happened with the IPO? Why is there so much FUD and mystery? What is Wu Jihan these days? We covered that but we also had a deep discussion about China. How does money work there? Does anti-…
 
Kai is humble and he wouldn't say it, but I will: Kai is one of the top writers in the cryptocurrency world. A Scottish native, he's never been a fan of gov't control. When he learned about bitcoin years ago, he was hooked. A clever, insightful journalist Kai knows a lot about Darknet markets and has a firm grasp on the bitcoin news circuit.…
 
We tell all types of stories on Humans of Bitcoin. This one is about the transformation of a young man. Playing college basketball, Adam was on track for a traditional business career. But things changed. A spiritual awakening influenced by time in Belize has sent him down the unconventional life which includes Liberland and, of course, Bitcoin.…
 
One of the most important parts of bitcoin is its community. Moe Levin is one of the key connectors in the space that helped build it. From the first Bitcoin event in Amsterdam to the famous North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Moe makes things happen. We talk about the evolution of conferences and the bitcoin community at large.…
 
Part 2 of our interview with Joey King, developer at Bitcoin.com. As you saw in Part 1, Joey is a intelligent, thoughtful contrarian whose understanding of political science allows for insightful analysis of bitcoin. I pick Joey's brain on a number of topics: The principles of Political Science The politics of the bitcoin world Bitcoin vs Bitcoin C…
 
Joey King, developer at Bitcoin.com, is not very well know outside of the Bitcoin Cash community, but he should be. A true intellectual, Joey is one of the best at contextualizing bitcoin into the "real world". In the first part of the interview, we talk about Joey's early years, how he learned about geopolitics, and how he ended up in Bitcoin.…
 
If you are new to Bitcoin, you may not have heard of him. Not on Twitter often. Definitely not on Reddit. If you're on his route from Miami to Los Angeles, you may physically see him. He's not hard to miss. The large, bearded hippie is running across the United States to raise awareness for Blockchain technology and the homeless epidemic. A skilled…
 
A branch of economics that is far from main stream, Bitcoin has given Austrian economics a boost in interest. But most of us have not studied the founding fathers of the discipline like Mises, Rothbard, and Haslitt. In part 1, Jeffrey Tucker, Bitcoin's chief economist, explains central themes of Austrian econ: The origins of Austrian Economics Hist…
 
In a continent with the highest mobile banking usage in the world, why is Africa lagging behind in cryptocurrency adoption? It should be embraced by countries economically-plagued by unstable currencies, governments and poor banking systems. But there are some roadblocks that must be removed. Enter Elisha Owusu Akyaw. Only 17 years old, he has plan…
 
Kevin Pham is one of the post polarizing figures on "Crypto Twitter", recently interacting with Jack Dorsey himself. He also has attacked Vitalik Buterin for being in cahoots with the Russian government. Kevin used to work in commercial banking, but realized it wasn't for him. He started the Hold Wells Fargo Accountable movement encouraging custome…
 
A successful entrepreneur and activist, Vit Jedlicka has founded something that virtually noone else can claim: a country. As a fall out of the Yugoslavian war in the 1990's, there was a piece of land on the Danube river that remained unclaimed by both Serbia and Croatia. So Vit went there and planted a flag. Now, Liberland is growing as a micronat…
 
Every cloud has a silver lining. While her son Ross is STILL in jail for Bitcoin, Lyn has grown as a leader in the liberty and bitcoin movement. This episode is about her personal transformation. I had the pleasure to sit down with Lyn at Anarchapulco. It's been years since Ross is in jail, and Lyn continues to fight for his release. The prison pop…
 
This week on Human’s of Bitcoin, we sat down with the one and only Patrick Byrne, cryptocurrency enthusiast and CEO of Overstock.com. Patrick is an incredible human being. In addition to running a public company, he also has a PhD in philosophy, speaks multiple languages, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and has a near photographic memory. A true r…
 
We’ve had an incredible list of guests on Humans of Bitcoin who have provided invaluable insight and advice for our listeners over the past year. So this week, Matt went back and chose five of his favorites that he thought would resonate with everyone. The people that Matt chose are well accomplished. They can serve as inspiration for anyone strivi…
 
On today’s show, Matt sat down with Linzerd to talk about the current situation in Venezuela. Linzerd provides a unique perspective because he’s a Venezuelan resident who is on the ground experiencing what’s happening on a day to day basis. His background is in computer science, but he didn’t actually discover crypto until 2018. He was definitely n…
 
Daniel Kelman is Bitcoin.com’s resident legal advisor, founder of an exchange, and one of the most respected lawyers in the crypto space. After a few years in New York, he sought an adventure to break free from the monotony of corporate life. He landed in Taiwan, but the adventure really began in 2012 when he stumbled upon a bitcoin exchange called…
 
It all happened in Europe. A Polish guy moves to Germany, later wins a Hackathon in Amsterdam. Today, Adrian Barwicki is currently in Istanbul building honest.cash. Honest.Cash is a blogging platform similar to Medium with two main differences: 1. Users can earn money by creating and curating content. 2. It also offers censorship-resistance. Even i…
 
Peter's life was in a downward spiral due to a series of unfortunate events. Learning of his wife having an affair, witnessing the death of his mother, drugs and a crashing business, things got very rough over a short period of time. Today, he is on the up and makes a living with the What Bitcoin Did podcast. You don't have to be tech-savvy in orde…
 
Enter Hamza's world. From dreaming, sleep paralysis, to empathizing with homeless people and helping onboard people to crypto with clothing donations. Now in Canada, and expanding to USA this year, Coins 4 Clothes provides Bitcoin Cash as an added incentive to donate gently worn clothes to charity. You may (or may not) be surprised that it all conn…
 
Spotlight on another Bitcoin.com team member. In addition to being an ace developer, he's got the wilderness skills that most of us only see on the Discovery channel. Chris Troutner adds tremendous value to Bitcoin.com and the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. We talk about why bitcoin is important to him. Related to economic freedom is his personal freedom …
 
I stumbled upon a 2015 Motherboard article about Jamie and his Bitcoin family by accident doing research for another interview. While there is no official count, it is very possible that news.bitcoin.com lead writer has published more articles on bitcoin than anyone in the world. Reporting on the news, reading, talking to sources gives Jamie a uniq…
 
Paul Puey, founder of Edge, thinks differently than most engineers. Having spent time in observing consumers running businesses like nightclubs and climbing gyms, he unconsciously thinks about the end user. Cryptocurrency companies need to be connected to their users. Paul is one of these rare people that always has an opinion that you didn't see b…
 
CEO of the world's largest bitcoin payment processor, Stephen Pair has been interested in digital currencies since the 1990's. Insights on the history AND future of money. Timestamps: 01:58 - The early days of Internet and what was DigiCash? 06:01 - Similarities between crypto and The Internet, being one of the ‘Web Surfers’ and the Magical Interne…
 
We, humans, are FULL of excuses. We are going to start that new project .. tomorrow. Didi Taihuttu had a wife, two kids, and three businesses. It would have been easy to justify not making a move Too many responsibilities.. But he pulled the trigger anyway. Didi sold his house and all of his stuff. Now he travels the world with his family. And all …
 
A fun, intellectual conversation. We talk about Rob being a mercenary in Afghanistan to math, history, human behavior, floating countries, and the need for privacy coins. This is one of the best interviews we have done. Rob Viglione is someone you can chat with for hours. I got smarter by doing this interview. And you will too! Timestamps: 3:42 - H…
 
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