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Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.

Stephan Livera Podcast Stephan Livera

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.

    SLP304 Is The Bitcoin Infinity Meme Wrong? With Knut Svanholm

    SLP304 Is The Bitcoin Infinity Meme Wrong? With Knut Svanholm

    Knut Svanholm, Bitcoin writer joins me on the show to chat about why you are not prepared for hyperbitcoinisation, and various concepts such as adoption, what it might look like, and the infinity meme. Is the infinity meme wrong? I believe it is, but listen in to Knut and I discussing it!

    Links:


    Twitter: @knutsvanholm
    Article: You Are Not Prepared - Citadel 21

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


    Show notes and website
    Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
    Subscribe to the podcast
    Patreon @stephanlivera

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SLP303 Ethereum’s Path to Centralisation with Alex B

    SLP303 Ethereum’s Path to Centralisation with Alex B

    Alex B joins me on the show to talk about why Ethereum is predictably on a path to centralisation. How does Bitcoin contrast in terms of decentralisation and long term possibilities?

    We chat:


    MEV
    Can MEV be stopped?
    MEV and staking derivatives interaction
    Ethereum as the Myspace
    Ethereum cannot be ultra sound money
    Problems with utility tokens

    Alex links:


    Twitter:  @bergealex4 
    Twitter Thread: Holy **** is Ethereum broken.

    Sponsor links:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    SLP302 SeedSigner - Bitcoin multi sig security under $50

    SLP302 SeedSigner - Bitcoin multi sig security under $50

    SeedSigner, pseudonymous creator of the SeedSigner project joins me to talk about his work creating a low cost, accessible, DIY style hardware device that can be part of your multi sig quorum with wallets/coordinators like Specter Desktop, Sparrow Wallet, Blue Wallet. This product was actually inspired by an earlier episode with Michael Flaxman.

    We chat:


    Inspiration for the project
    Low cost
    Accessibility
    Technical skill required
    QR codes
    Support
    Being a project vs product

    Links:


    github.com/SeedSigner/seedsigner
    Twitter: @SeedSigner
    Seedsigner.com

    Relevant episodes:


    SLP215 10X Your Bitcoin Security with Multisig
    SLP231 Specter DIY - Build Your Own Hardware Wallet 

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


    Show notes and website
    Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
    Subscribe to the podcast
    Patreon @stephanlivera

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SLP301 Bitcoin Mining Pools Decentralised? A Discussion with Pavel Moravec of SlushPool & Ryan Ellis of Laurentia Pool

    SLP301 Bitcoin Mining Pools Decentralised? A Discussion with Pavel Moravec of SlushPool & Ryan Ellis of Laurentia Pool

    How should Bitcoin mining be structured? Pavel Moravec of SlushPool (Braiins) and Ryan Ellis of Laurentia Pool join me to chat. We discuss:


    Why pools exist
    How to structure mining pools
    Trade offs around decentralisation of pools
    Coinbase payouts vs other ways
    Lightning payouts
    Scalability for mining pools
    Stratum v2

    Links:


    Pavel Moravec: @mor_pav
    Braiins Twitter: @braiins_systems
    Braiins site: Braiins.com | Bitcoin Mining Company
    Laurentia Pool Twitter: @laurentiapool
    Site: LaurentiaPool.org
    Laurentia pool post: Laurentia Pool: Pooled “Decentralization”
    Braiins twitter thread on decentralisation: https://twitter.com/braiins_systems/status/1423291322128011264

    Sponsors:


    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links: 


    Notes and website
    Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
    Subscribe to the podcast
    Patreon @stephanlivera

    • 1 hr 24 min
    SLP300 Adam Back Bitcoin, Privacy & Censorship Resistance

    SLP300 Adam Back Bitcoin, Privacy & Censorship Resistance

    Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, cryptographer and privacy advocate, inventor of Hashcash and cited in the Bitcoin whitepaper rejoins me on the show. We chat:


    Regulatory environment for Bitcoin vs building
    ‘Crypto wars’ in the 90s
    Proof of Work
    Bitcoin privacy
    Confidential Transactions in Liquid and for Bitcoin
    Trade offs involved
    Blockstream satellite base station
    Bitcoin development

    Previous episode:


    SLP 42 Adam Back, CEO Of Blockstream - Blockstream Satellite, Tim May, Bitcoin Privacy

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


    Show notes and website
    Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
    Subscribe to the podcast
    Patreon @stephanlivera

    • 1 hr 12 min
    SLP299 Adam O - Bitcoin Optionality for Oil & Gas

    SLP299 Adam O - Bitcoin Optionality for Oil & Gas

    Adam O of Upstream Data joins me to talk about the massive opportunity for energy producers and Bitcoin mining. We chat about:


    The opportunity for Oil & Gas with Bitcoin
    Optionality
    The necessity of fossil fuels
    ESG
    Bitcoin Mining Council
    Bitcoin lobbying

    Adam links:


    Twitter: @denverbitcoin
    Site: Upstream Data

    Prior/relevant episode:


    SLP284 Steve Barbour – Bitcoin & Fossil Fuels vs Fiat Maxis

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


    Show notes and website
    Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
    Subscribe to the podcast
    Patreon @stephanlivera

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Natoshi Sakamoto 2.0 ,

Best Bitcoin podcast

Highly recommended. Very educational. Stephan is very knowledgable and does a great job going into technical details. Shout out to k3tan too..

tom in Brissy ,

Best podcast on BItcoin - hands down.

Always a great listen. Informative and deeply knowledgeable - great listen for all BTC enthusiasts, including the most sophisticated traders

Captain Mutatu ,

Bitcoin only podcast

Number 1 Bitcoin only focused podcast!! Absolutely must subscribe to Stephan!!

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