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Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast Marty Bent

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Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.

    Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06

    Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06

    This week Marty and Matt discuss:

    - Square crypto provides grant to steve myers 

    - IRS is seeking surveillance tools to track lightning network transactions 

    - Coldcard 101 by bitcoinqna 

    - Coldcard guides by kisbitcoin 

    - myNode v0.2.11 

    - Samourai Whirlpool CLI v0.10.7 

    - Electrum v4.0.2 

    - Eclair v0.4.1 

    - RTL v0.8.0 

    - Raspiblitz v1.6 RC2 

    - @getumbrel teases new dedicated node software suite 

    - UK FCA bitcoin research report 

    - hardmoneyfilm.com

    - Iran gives bitcoin miners one month to register with the state 

    - Venezuelan military seize 315 ASICs 

    - PSBT signing in fully noded 

    - PSBT Toolkit by benthecarman 

    - Coincenter bitcoin privacy explainer 

    - Crowdfunded distributed bitcoin awareness project 

    - Coinbase trying to IPO 

    - Signal downloads surge in HK as new draconian laws go into effect 

    - USDC blacklists address with $100k USD 

    - Tether has blacklisted $5.5 million in USDT this year 

    - Marty's favorite app Tiktok pumps doge

    - Boltz Channel Creation Swap

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    #178: Jeff Vandrew

    #178: Jeff Vandrew

    Join Marty as he sits down with Jeff Vandrew, Founder of The KeyKeeper IRA, to discuss:

    - COVID-19

    - The government's reaction to the virus

    - Masks as a way to isolate

    - The media and COVID19 data

    - Herd immunity

    - The bubbling Cultural Revolution

    - The professional managerial class

    - Elite overproduction

    - Why this is all a class issue

    - MMT

    - much more

    Follow Jeff on Twitter

    Reading materials that Jeff mentioned:

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/20/reed-d20.html

    http://communia.blog/why-are-stocks-going-up-when-everything-is-going-awry/

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/peter-turchin-how-elite-overproduction-and-lawyer-glut-could-ruin-the-u-s

    Shoutout to this week's sponsors.

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    • 2 hrs 33 min
    #177: Randy Brito

    #177: Randy Brito

    Join Marty as he sits down with Randy Brito, Co-Founder of Locha Mesh and Bitcoin Venezuela, to discuss:

    - Starting Bitcoin Venezuela

    - Co-founding Locha Mesh

    - The importance of mesh networks

    - How mesh networks have been used in Venezuela

    - How to incentivize individuals to use mesh networks

    - The Turpial device

    - Bitcoin as a tool to find individual happiness

    - Getting funding

    - much more

    Follow Randy on Twitter

    Check out Locha Mesh

    Check out to Bitcoin Venezuela

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #176: Corey DeAngelis

    #176: Corey DeAngelis

    Join Marty as he sits down with Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation, to discuss:

    - The push to ban homeschooling from some Harvard professors

    - Why their reasoning for trying to ban homeschooling is flawed

    - School choice as a civil liberty

    - Myths about homeschooling and socialization

    - Myths about school funding decreasing

    - much more

    Follow Corey on Twitter

    Shoutout to this week's sponsors.

    Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.

    • 58 min
    Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29

    Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29

    Join Marty and Matt as they discuss:

    - Liquid UTXO expiration incident 

    - Lightning vulnerability: Flood & Loot 

    - HWI v1.1.2 

    - Electrum v4.0-beta1 

    - BTCPay server v1.0.5.0 

    - Zeus v0.3.0-rc1 

    - Polar v1.0.1 

    - Blue Wallet v5.4.4 

    - Joinmarket v0.6.3.1 

    - Tails v4.8 

    - Tor Browser v9.5.1 

    - Fully Noded updated adds easy wallet recovery mode 

    - Australia tax letters 

    - This month in bitcoin privacy by Janine 

    - Words bitcoin journal 

    - Using postal orders with bisq by @heady_wook 

    - New coldcard bags 

    - Chinese ASIC manufacturer Ebang IPO - ticker EBON

    - OCBTCN MyNode Special 

    - Fake gold in China

    - Three Gorges Dam

    Shoutout to this week's sponsors.

    Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.

    Unchained Capital. Head over to www.unchained-capital.com/vaults and check out their 2-of-3 multisig vaults.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #175: Preston Byrne

    #175: Preston Byrne

    Join Marty as he sits down with Preston Byrne, Partner at Anderson Kill, to discuss:

    - Why the law is slow

    - Freedom of speech

    - Coordinated rioting

    - How scalable are societies?

    - Speech on social media platforms

    - Deplatforming

    - Bitcoin as free speech

    - Mining pools as an attack vector

    - much more

    Follow Preston on Twitter

    Shoutout to this week's sponsors.

    Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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