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Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest. Hey hey hey, stack sats everyday:)
 
Closing the Loop is a podcast about Bitcoin. In it, we will be speaking with the entrepreneurs, developers, and thinkers who are contributing to the evolution of this revolutionary technology. The podcast will also be an ongoing experiment of sorts, leveraging the latest developments in the broader ecosystem, highlighting and implementing solutions that foster censorship-resistant communication and new content monetization models. Join us in discovering the many possibilities that Bitcoin br ...
 
The Tech in Shanghai podcast (@techinshanghai) is a new show which tells the story of what's happening on the ground in the Shanghai/China technology and start-up scene, through the eyes of the people making it all happen. We keep it casual, letting the various founders, CEO's and MD's tell their version of what it's like to to be involved in the scene of one of the most dynamic and fast growing markets in the world. We hope you'll join us as we follow this amazing story and speak to some fa ...
 
The world is largely asleep. We're living in a time where our freedoms are slowly being encroached upon, but because we're addicted to menial crap, we ignore it. Our money no longer represents our work, time or effort, the freedom to speak out is obstructed under the guise of "diversity and inclusion", privacy is no longer a right and surveillance has become mainstream "for our protection". Wake up is dedicated to helping ensure V for Vendetta and 1984 remain works of fiction. Topics will in ...
 
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The latest REMNANT podcast, with Francis Pouliot, John Vallis & myself; Svetski. If you're familiar with any of our work, you know what you're getting yourself into. If you're not, then prepare to get riled up. This is a straight talking, no bullshit, unforgiving discussion about reality, Bitcoin, the sludge, the present, the future and the hero's …
 
I'm sure many would agree that the world seems to be falling further into chaos with each passing day. Bitcoiners have been discussing this problem for a long time, as well as the necessity to build a parallel system in response, for those who wish to opt-out of the old system, and opt-in to one more in-line with their principles and values (most o…
 
Adam Back is a legendary figure in the bitcoin space. He was one of the few people cited in Satoshi's bitcoin white paper, and he and the team at Blockstream are responsible for building some of the most critical and innovative infrastructure in the bitcoin ecosystem. Enjoy! - More from Adam: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/adam3usWEBSITE: https://blo…
 
Hanging with my hommies talking bitcoin. - More from the guys: TWITTER (BREEDLOVE): https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 TWITTER (ERIK): https://twitter.com/Erikcason More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY Get 10% off on the Bitcoin 2022 Conference in Mi…
 
LaserHodl is a pseudonymous account on twitter, which has become known for his interesting insights and framework around the motivations and processes around the major changes occurring in global culture today. Enjoy! -- More from LaserHodl: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LaserHodl More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/…
 
Lubomir Arsov is the creator of the film 'In Shadow'. The film deals with concepts and themes relating to the degradation of modern culture, and the psychological, emotional, ideological, economic, and spiritual antecedents which have contributed to it. It is a sharp and provocative film, which illustrates the ugliness of our current situation, but…
 
For many, the events and changes which we observe throughout the course of our life can appear random, seemingly without predictable cause or pattern. As a result, we relegate ourselves to simply reacting to things as they occur, which often means we are far more subject to the imposition which those events cause, than we might have been, had we ac…
 
Welcome to a very special edition of Wake Up. Fuck your Great Reset, proudly brought to you by Svetski, Laser Hodl, Mark Moss, Michael Krieger, Joel Untapped and The Herbalist. A group of true elites get together to cover: 1. Where are we & what’s happening? - What’s going on with the Monetary Reset / Great Rest - Agenda or Cluster fuck? 2. The cou…
 
Oliver Aubin-Mercier is a professional MMA fighter from Quebec, Canada, currently on a 2-fight win streak in the Professional Fighters League, after an impressive 11 fight run in the UFC. He recently made waves in the bitcoin space through his sponsorship by Bull Bitcoin. I thought it would be interesting to hear his both his fighting and bitcoin o…
 
Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Roy Sheinfeld. Roy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Breez, a mobile app which aspires to be 'The interface of the peer to peer lightning economy'. Roy and his team have taken a nascent, though still largely intimidating technology, and abstracted away much of the complexity, so that the average user can begin to int…
 
It's been a busy couple weeks with The Bitcoin Standard Conference, PlebFi in Austin and Bit Block Boom in Dallas, so this episode had a delayed release. Steve Barbour, Founder & CEO at Upstream Data. Inc. joined me for a shorter Podcast than I usually do, to discuss: - What came before Upstream - How’d you wind up in Mining? - Rockefeller - Monopo…
 
Every now and then, I come across someone on twitter, and just get a sense that we could have a good conversation, so I reach out to them to see if they'd be interested in jumping on a livestream for a chat. That's what happened with Kyle. Enjoy! -- More from Kyle: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/the_bitcoin_bum More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P…
 
Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Daniel Buchner. Daniel is the Senior Product Manager for Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, which in March of 2021 culminated in the launch of ION. ION is an open, public, permissionless Layer 2 Decentralized Identifier network, that runs atop the Bitcoin timechain. As life becomes increasingly digital, and co…
 
Buying bitcoin is not enough. It is essential to take self-custody of your bitcoin, to benefit from the full self-sovereignty over your money that bitcoin permits. Hardware wallets have become the preferred way to custody bitcoin, which makes it important to understand how they are developed and built. Therefore, I thought it would be interesting t…
 
Michael Krieger joins me on on Ep 47 of Wake Up. He’s an Ex Wall Street guy, founder of Liberty Blitzkrieg, Bitcoiner, Father, Husband and Gardener. The key topic of this discussion as Spiral Dynamics, a model of understanding the human collective and individual consciences through levels & layers of values frameworks. Created by Clare Graves in th…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is Harry Sudock, VP of Strategy at GRIID, a company which procures low-cost, renewable energy, to build, manage, and operate a growing portfolio of vertically-integrated bitcoin mining facilities. Harry is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the bitcoin mining industry, an…
 
What’s going on, my fellow bitcoiners! In this episode, I’m excited to share part one of my “Meet the Miami Plebs” series. I’m sharing conversations with local Miami Bitcoiners as we approach the Bitcoin 2021 conference so that you can peer into the solid community that is growing here. Shaun is a fellow Bitcoiner who has been leading the Bitdevs S…
 
Bitcoin has a tendency to radically reshape ones perspective on many things, and how we grow our food, and care for the land it's raised on, is no exception. In this episode I'm joined by two men who are leveraging the unique attributes of bitcoin, and the fresh perspective it has inspired in them, to develop a new approach to cattle ranching, and …
 
I recently made a trip down to El Zonte, El Salvador, to see and experience what has become a famous town for its broad use of bitcoin, and the impetus for El Salvador's new Bitcoin legal tender law. I met Jorge and Chimbera at Hope House, a home base for charitable work they have been doing in the area, and a work space for bitcoin-related project…
 
Ep 46. Shawn Baker is a Medical Doctor, elite athlete and founder of MeatRx. He's the man who coined the term Carnivore, and you may know him from the hilarious Tik Tok videos he makes, taking the piss out of Vegans. We were supposed to record a while back but internet and timezones got in the way. We even bumped into each other in Laguna Beach by …
 
Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Paxful, a platform that provides an open market place with over 350 ways to buy and sell bitcoin. Ray and his company have been a big part of providing solutions for those in underserved areas of the world, attempting to join and transact in the bitcoin economy. Having met Ray briefly at Bitcoin 2021, and after watc…
 
Paul Itoi is the founder and CEO of Stakwork, and has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid nineties. In his 'spare' time, Paul is also one of the driving forces behind the open-source, bitcoin lightning-powered chat-app, called Sphinx. As Paul puts it, Stakwork pays the bills, but Sphinx just needed to exist, so they built it. Unlike most people,…
 
Aaron Segal is a portfolio manager at a NYC based hedge fund, and as of 2020, a bitcoin maximalist deep down the rabbit-hole. He's recently begun to share his insights through his writings, which have been published in Bitcoin Magazine. I was particularly impressed by his recent article, 'Bitcoin Information Theory', and invited him on the pod to e…
 
Jeff Booth and Greg Foss return to the show to discuss their experiences at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference, where we are in the bitcoin timeline, and why bitcoin is so important to them. Enjoy! -- TWITTER: Jeff: https://twitter.com/JeffBooth Greg: https://twitter.com/FossGregfoss More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aB…
 
For the inaugural episode of Closing the Loop, it is a genuine honor to introduce you to a highly respected bitcoiner and dear friend of mine, who goes by the name of Gigi. Gigi is a father, educator, meme artist, author, philosopher, and someone who is fully committed to serving the bitcoin project and seeing it succeed. He curates the website bit…
 
The Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami was a huge success, and a monumental event in bitcoin's history. Over 13k people descended on Miami to come together, meet each other, build relationships, talk bitcoin, and have fun. There was lots of tears, and special moments that many of us will remember for the rest of our lives. I thought it would be fun t…
 
On Episode 44, I’m pleased to host Alex Epstein. Philosopher, energy expert, author of the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, founder of the centre for industrial progress. We get into a whole lot of philosophy on this episode and wrap it up with a discussion about energy. We take a deep dive into the psychology of the green movement and the anti-human m…
 
On Ep 43, I’m joined by Jane Gatsby, host of the Wonderland Podcast, student of complexity, philosophy, liberty. She’s a brilliant and extremely sharp young woman, with a curious mind and an extraordinary ability to simplify and explain complex topics including: What is philosophy What is epistemology What is Metaphysics? What is complexity theory?…
 
Alex Epstein is philosopher, and the author of 'The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels'. I've appreciated Alex's work in helping to bring balance to the discourse around climate change, and in particular the role played by fossil fuels in that dynamic. The narrative around fossil fuels and climate change has become so ingrained in our culture, that if you…
 
Francis Pouliot is the founder and CEO of Bull Bitcoin, one of the top bitcoin exchanges in Canada. He left Canada in July 2020, after being highly critical of the governments actions in response to Covid-19. He is now living in Costa Rica, pursuing the life of a 'Sovereign Individual'. He said he had some things to get off his chest, so we set up …
 
Just chillin, talking bitcoin, with some solid bitcoiners. -- TWITTER (HODL): ?? TWITTER (BREEDLOVE): https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 TWITTER (CASON): https://twitter.com/Erikcason More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet …
 
In this episode, I’m excited to share my conversation with Mr. Pseu AKA Phil Gibson. Phil and I got to meet in person around the Bear Arms and Bitcoin Conference in Austin Texas last month. We connected over the fact that we both host a bitcoin podcast and had a similar journey to arriving at Bitcoin through our libertarian principles. Phil is a Bi…
 
Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti. According to their website: 'Avanti is a new breed of bank — a software platform with a bank charter, built to connect digital assets with the legacy financial system...We’re not just a bank — we’re a depository institution, which means we’re eligible to become a U.S. dollar clearing bank at the Federa…
 
If you've been hanging out on twitter you may have seen several people with Laser eyes imposed over their profile pictures. Though this started as a meme around bitcoin reaching 100k dollars in price (#LaserRayUntil100k), it has become a signal for ones support of what bitcoin represents. Recently even some politicians in the US have been showing t…
 
On the latest episode of Wake Up, I am joined by G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, Founder of the Red Pill University and The Red Pill Expo. This is a wide ranging discussion with one of the most revered authors of our time. A man who exposed the transgressions of the central banking cartels, not just in the USA, but aro…
 
Adam Ortolf is the business development officer for the US market for Upstream Data, a company that pairs modular bitcoin mining datacenters to natural gas engines, to convert waste energy (natural gas), into the best form of money the world has ever known - bitcoin. Adam has been a pioneer in this emerging industry, brining a ton of passion and en…
 
Tomer Strolight, host of the "For the Love of Bitcoin" Podcast, and writer of the brilliant "Why Bitcoin" series on Medium joins me on the latest Wake Up Podcast, In this episode we take a look at Bitcoin through the lens of one of the most powerful philosophers to have ever lived; Ayn Rand. Her philosophy or framework of thinking is known as "Obje…
 
In the bitcoin space we often discuss the many insidious impacts of being on a 'fiat' money standard. We also look to previous periods in which societies used 'sound money', to see what elements of culture, art, business etc. might have been impacted by the difference in monetary standard. As bitcoin develops, it's becoming clear that the change in…
 
Nik Bhatia is the author of the new book 'Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars, to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies'. In the book, Nik explores the history of our current financial system, and details the various layers which comprise it. He then analyzes bitcoin through a 'layered money' lens, and makes the case for why he believes it w…
 
In this podcast, I speak with an anonymous bitcoin hardware tinkerer, who has designed an easy to build and use bitcoin transaction signing device, using generic parts, a 3D-printed enclosure, and some open-source software. Such projects make it easier for individuals to build their own means of interacting with the bitcoin network, further enhanci…
 
Ep 40 of Wake Up is with a unique guest. Doris Duriye Osman is someone I came across recently who is standing up for something all of us should also stand up for: Our natural, individual right as human beings to own our body and private property, She’s an advocate for Human Rights, a Naturopath and runs the Reignite Democracy Australia page on FB, …
 
Michael Krieger is the creator and editor of the financial, economic, political and cultural blog, libertyblitzkrieg.com. He is also a long-time proponent of bitcoin. Michael has been highly critical of policy measures enacted during the pandemic, and has been vocal in expressing his concern regarding potential future measures that further impinge …
 
I first came across Dylan on twitter, where I had been enjoying his takes on bitcoin, economics, sovereignty, politics and related topics. This led me to reading some of his work which had been published on his blog, as well as by Bitcoin Magazine. I later found out that he was only 20 years old, and I was fairly blown away by the sophistication of…
 
Fiat money has created distorted incentives, and been the cause of a great many imbalances, and destructive trends economically, socially, and even spiritually. Understanding this relationship, and the many insidious ways in which the effects of fiat money manifest themselves, does however take some time to see clearly. The food industry, and in pa…
 
People who have fallen down the 'bitcoin rabbit-hole' often report dramatic changes to their thinking and perspective as a result of doing so, which leads to a variety of positive changes in their habits, behaviours, and lives generally. It is such a common phenomenon, that it doesn't appear to receive that much attention amongst bitcoiners, despit…
 
The best way to establish greater sovereignty, privacy and freedom in life is not to ask for it, but to engage the tools that make it possible. This series explores the people and companies that are developing those tools, and explaining how they can be used to establish greater sovereignty in your life. Start9 Labs has developed a product called '…
 
On this week's episode I'm joined by Colin, aka; Heavily Armed Clown and Ben Prentice, the two founders of wtfhappenedin1971.com. We talk through Colin's incredible recent piece Wisdom & Law: https://heavilyarmedclown.medium.com/wisdom-and-law-e235196f4c93 We talk about each of our journeys into Bitcoin and the breadcrumbs along the way which helpe…
 
My original guest today had to cancel, so I reached into the Twitterverse to see if anyone wanted to jump in for an impromptu chat. Thankfully, Austin Storms, Director of Engineering and Product for Great American Mining, volunteered himself! Over the last few years, it's become apparent that the bitcoin mining process represents some very interest…
 
This was a killer episode with one of the smartest people in & around Bitcoin. Max Hillebrand is a "Free software entrepreneur", working with the incredible team at Wasabi. We have a philosophical discussion about Bitcoin, Privacy, Praxeology & human Prosperity, and end it with a dive into the practicalities of making these things a reality. We dis…
 
Bitcoiners get together to discuss the 19th century classic, 'The Law', by Frederic Bastiat. We first give a brief introduction to the work, and the time in which it was written, and then go on to explore the validity of the philosophy, how far we've diverged from it in modern times, and why (and how) it may come to be applied as technology permits…
 
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