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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

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    • 4.9 • 49 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.

    SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein

    SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean and Alex Gladstein

    Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean’s online seminar.

    Saifedean's Links:


    Twitter: @saifedean
    Saifedean.com

    Alex Gladstein's Links:


    Twitter: @gladstein
    Hrf.org

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

    SLP219 Nadav Kohen - What You Should Know About Bitcoin DLCs

    What are Discreet Log Contracts? Are they just for degenerate gamblers or is there a business use here? Nadav Kohen of Suredbits joins me to talk about what they are, why they’re useful and how they work.


    Why Use DLCs over multisig?
    Trust and Privacy
    Funding and Contract Execution Transactions
    Oracles and associated problems
    Lightning DLCs
    DLC Spec

    Nadav‘s Links:


    Twitter: @nadav_kohen
    Suredbits
    Suredbits Blog

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SLP218 Philip Haslam & Russ Lamberti - Debt Culture & When Money Destroys Nations

    SLP218 Philip Haslam & Russ Lamberti - Debt Culture & When Money Destroys Nations

    Philip Haslam and Russ Lamberti join me to talk about their book on Zimbabwe and hyperinflation, When Money Destroys Nations. We chat about:


    Where hyperinflation has happened before
    The culture of debt & entitlement
    Print and spend vs loan and spend
    The stages or ‘gorge moments’
    Financial repression
    Liquidity obfuscation
    How might future hyperinflation episodes play out

    Links:


    Website: whenmoneydestroys.com
    Book:  When Money Destroys Nations
    Russell Lamberti: @RussLamberti
    Philip Haslam: @HaslamPhilip
    Book twitter: @WMDNbook

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 20 min
    SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

    SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

    Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it.

    We chat about:


    Bitcoin’s use as reserve asset
    Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold
    Central Banking
    Welfare Statism

    Links:


    Twitter: @Goddersbloom
    Website: godfreybloom.uk

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 26 min
    SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club

    SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club

    Why is Bitcoin so exciting? How does Silicon Valley culture influence it? Gloria Zhao, bitcoin core contributor joins me to talk:


    Silicon Valley culture influences
    Teaching blockchain, then getting more into Bitcoin
    Being mentored by Bitcoin core developers
    Bitcoin PR Review club
    Map of the Bitcoin Network

    Gloria 's Links:


    Twitter: @glozow
    Github: Glozow
    Article: Map of the Bitcoin network

    Relevant episodes:


    SLP124 Jon Atack – Bitcoin Core Contribution

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody
    Mempool.space

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 4 min
    SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig

    SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig

    After terrifying everyone with his prior SLP appearance re: hardware wallet security, Michael Flaxman rejoins me on the show to talk about his new multisig guide to help users secure their coins without any single point of failure.

    We cover:


    What’s improved in the space since last year
    Why you need to eliminate SPOFs (Single Points of Failure)
    Comparison of current hardware wallets
    Multi sig services vs DIY
    Using Specter
    Using Coldcard & Cobo
    Seedpicker
    Tips on maintaining the setup

    Michael links:


    BTC Guide: https://btcguide.github.io/
    Twitter: @mflaxman

    Prior episodes:


    SLP97 Michael Flaxman – Every Bitcoin Hardware
    SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman
    SLP99 Andrew Chow – Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    Knox Custody
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 2 hrs 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

1gekehxnalal ,

Great info!

In a world of “crypto” nonsense, Stephan and his guests will give you the guidance you need!

Gordon Buckley ,

Essential Bitcoiner Resource

Huge fan and longtime listener -essential podcast if interested in Bitcoin.

CryptoCagne ,

An Endless Well of Bitcoin Knowledge

This podcast is legendary in so many levels, it will help both new comers and OG’s develop their thought process and understanding in a unique way. Stephan is a legit dude talking about something he is soo passionate about, his work is consistent and free from shills and bias. I would highly recommend anyone interested in bitcoin or economics and monetary systems in general to listen to this podcast.

Much love and respect... The Bitcoinaire

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