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.
Hass McCook: Bitcoin Is the Monetization of Energy. If It Does Not Succeed, Humanity Is in for a Bad Time.
Todays guest is Hass McCook, he is a civil engineer working on economic infrastructure like building roads and tunnels and has a lot of experience in mining. He did his MBA in Oxford and conducted his first research about the Sustainability of Bitcoin in 2014, he updated and expanded this work in 2018 with the paper “The Cost and Sustainability of Bitcoin” and was presenting his insights into the “Environmental & Social Impacts of Gold & Bitcoin” at the Baltic Honeybadger Conference in Riga in 2019.
Rodolfo Novak Bitcoin Goes to Zero or It Goes to the Moon
Rodolfo Novak is an entrepreneur and a long time bitcoiner. He is building products like the OpenDime, the Coldcard Wallet, the BlockClock and is experimenting with a lot of other stuff connected to bitcoin. We talk about security, privacy and the future of Bitcoin as well as why he started to build hardware wallets.
The Petro Is a Scam and Bitcoin Is the Only Way to Send Money to Venezuela
Meet Aníbal Santaella Sánchez and Paola Rodriguez-Giustiniani from Venezuela. The couple left the country three years ago and live in Scotland now. Anibal started mining bitcoin back in Venezuela, but when the national forces started prosecuting miners, he stopped. Bitcoin is the only way for Aníbal to send money to his father in Venezuela. Listen to the podcast episode to find out how this works, how the exchange ban and the regime have ruined the country that ended in todays humanitarian crisis and why the Petro is a scam.
Max Hillebrand Is Busting FUD About the Lightning Network
Max Hillebrand is an economist who started reading Keynes when he was 9 and got into Bitcoin at the age of 16. He says “Bitcoin is for everyone”, even his grandmother runs a Lightning node. First we discuss Bitcoin and then Max is debunking misconceptions about the Lightning Network.
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.