Jimmy Song: Bitcoin Makes Human Civilization Grow Again
“Regret is thinking you’re late. Gratitude is thinking you’re early. It’s still early to get Bitcoin.”, says Jimmy Song. He is a bitcoin educator, developer, entrepreneur, a lover of cowboy hats and boots and, as you can see on Twitter, a philosopher. He is the author of “Programming Bitcoin” and a co-author of “The Little Bitcoin Book“. I sat down to have a chat with him at the Baltic Honeybadger conference in Riga.
Janine Roemer: Censorship Resistant Journalism Needs Censorship Resistant Money
Janine Roemer is an independent journalist, who went from technophobe to cypherpunk. She heard about Bitcoin in 2012 and is working in the Bitcoin space since 2014. We talk about her concept of a revision controlled journalism that could lead to more objectiveness in the media landscape and replace churnalism and fake news through an independent funding model with bitcoin and lightning payments, research and quoting sources.
Dan Held: Silicon Valley Fundamentally Doesn’t Understand Bitcoin
Dan Held is the Director of Business Development for all products of Kraken. Kraken is one of the worlds biggest and well known cryptocurrency exchanges. Before that he co-founded and developed products like ZeroBlock and Interchange, that were aquired later on. In between he served in the rider growth team at Uber. He lives and works in Silicon Valley. We met at the Baltic Honeybadger Conference in Riga and discussed topics like the bitcoin distribution, what he finds surprising about Satoshi Nakamotos ideas, a possible bitcoin supercycle that’s in the making and much more.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos Busting Arguments Against Bitcoin and Revealing Real Risks
In this podcast episode common misconceptions and FUD about Bitcoin like high volatility, energy consumption, inequalities in the distribution of wealth and the risk of possible failure are addressed by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Andreas is one of the most influential and well-respected voices in the Bitcoin and Blockchain space. With four books, over 300 videos on YouTube and almost half a million followers on Twitter he is educating millions about this groundbreaking technology. I was lucky to get him for a second interview after this about privacy, human rights and the future of Bitcoin in 2018.
Matt Corallo on the Social Good of Bitcoin and the Mindset of a Bitcoin Developer
Early Bitcoin Core developer Matt Corallo started working on Bitcoin in 2011. At that time he still attended high school and lived in Germany near Frankfurt am Main. He was a cofounder of Blockstream before he started working on open source projects for Bitcoin at Chaincode Labs in New York. We discuss many different topics, ranging from his interest in Bitcoin at the beginning, to current issues like miner centralization, projects he is working on – Fibre, BetterHash and Rust lightning to the music he likes.
Pamela Morgan on Inheritance Planning for Crypto-Assets
In this episode I am talking with Pamela Morgan. She is the author of “Crypto-Asset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners” a book about strategies to store your private keys for bitcoin and other digital assets safely for your heirs. Pamela is an educator, attorney and entrepreneur. She has studied Business and Computer Programming before pursuing a Juris Doctors degree. In early 2015 Pamela has founded Thirdkey solutions (with Andreas M. Antonopoulos as CTO), a key consulting firm that works with individuals and organizations to improve the security of their crypto-holdings and ensure these assets are accessible in the event of crisis, death, or disaster.