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My name is Brad Mills, I am a Bitcoiner. I'm an average person, I just got into Bitcoin early. I'm not a coder, I look at this space from the point of view of a regular user. I believe BTC is the best form of money. It’s free speech money. Digital Gold. Programmable money for the age of the Internet, uncensorable, peer to peer cash. A new asset class, a store of value. One of the most important open source inventions of our time, gifted to the world by an anonymous creator whose identity is still not known! I fell down the rabbit hole & have been following Bitcoin since 2011. This podcast is my evolving journey in the world of cryptocurrency as I try to reconcile my bitcoin maximalist philosophy & my respect for the Austrian Economic, Libertarian & Cypherpunk roots of bitcoin's creation with the desire to stack BTC by investing in the rest of the space. I hope you enjoy the conversations.

Magic Internet Money Brad Mills

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

My name is Brad Mills, I am a Bitcoiner. I'm an average person, I just got into Bitcoin early. I'm not a coder, I look at this space from the point of view of a regular user. I believe BTC is the best form of money. It’s free speech money. Digital Gold. Programmable money for the age of the Internet, uncensorable, peer to peer cash. A new asset class, a store of value. One of the most important open source inventions of our time, gifted to the world by an anonymous creator whose identity is still not known! I fell down the rabbit hole & have been following Bitcoin since 2011. This podcast is my evolving journey in the world of cryptocurrency as I try to reconcile my bitcoin maximalist philosophy & my respect for the Austrian Economic, Libertarian & Cypherpunk roots of bitcoin's creation with the desire to stack BTC by investing in the rest of the space. I hope you enjoy the conversations.

    Navigating the Cryptocurrency Chessboard with Guests Lyn Alden, Dylan LeClair, and Checkmate

    Navigating the Cryptocurrency Chessboard with Guests Lyn Alden, Dylan LeClair, and Checkmate

    On this episode of Magic Internet Money host Brad Mills invites investment strategist Lyn Alden, and analysts Dylan LeClair, and Checkmate onto the show to get into the thick of the technology of blockchains, namely on the topic of censorship resistance and the potential impact the Ethereum 2.0 merge might have in the world of cryptocurrencies.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Freedom Currency for the Freedom Convoy

    Freedom Currency for the Freedom Convoy

    On this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills invites Freedom Convoy activist and Bitcoin advocate, BJ Dichter onto the show. They discuss his experience with the Freedom Convoy movement and the consequent protests in Ottawa in 2022. BJ tells the story of how he got into Bitcoin and blockchain technology slowly but surely during his time at Ryerson University. The pair discuss the nature of politics in Canada and the up-and-coming conservative politician Pierre Poilievre. Brad and BJ talk about their experience learning about how the money supplies work and who runs them behind the scenes. The two wrap up the show with a discussion about Roger Ver and his anti-Bitcoin antics, as well as how the cryptocurrency space differs significantly from the Bitcoin space.
    Time Stamps
    00:00:21 - Show introduction
    00:01:01 - The state of vaccination status in Canada
    00:09:08 - Pierre Pollievre and Canadian politics
    00:21:25 - Introducing BJ Dichter
    00:31:17 - About BJ’s time at Ryerson University, postmodernism, politics
    00:47:19 - Brad on unelected bankers, conversation about monetary systems
    01:01:20 - The potential significance of Bitcoin
    01:12:21 - A culture shift around Bitcoin and crypto, financial institutions
    01:19:50 - Conversation about Roger Ver
    01:32:30 - Bitcoin and censorship, competing against cryptocurrency and central banks
    01:56:00 - Censorship, power, and Web 2.0 institutions
    02:07:00 - Bitcoin and blockchain networking
    02:10:30 - Outro and plugs

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Thinking Clearly about the Banking System

    Thinking Clearly about the Banking System

    Frances Coppola (author of The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing) joins Brad Mills to break down the evolution and inner workings of the financial system. The two walk through the last 100 years of changes to central banks and monetary policy to arrive at the current state of banking in 2020 and beyond. This episode helps contextualize bitcoin in the broader scope of the international financial system by understanding the nuances around money creation and distribution.

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Bitcoin Entrepreneurialism

    Bitcoin Entrepreneurialism

    Episode Intro

    In this episode, Brad sits down with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano. Pompliano — colloquially called Pomp, is an entrepreneur, investor and podcast host. He's also one of the most recognizable personalities in crypto — with 1.5+ million followers on Twitter and regularly appearing on TV to debunk misinformation about bitcoin throughout the industry.

    Pomp has invested over $100 million in tech startup companies, owns Bitcoin, and has often been the voice of reason in Bitcoin diehards' and Bitcoin skeptics' showdowns.

    He has an initiative called PompCryptoJobs, through which job seekers can connect with industry employers. Pomp and Brad delve into that, some of the shockers in the industry's 2019-2021 cycle, and how to strike a chord among all Bitcoin camps in this episode. Tune in!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Zion: The Lightning Social Network

    Zion: The Lightning Social Network

    On this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills meets with entrepreneur Justin Rezvani to discuss his social media project, Zion. Inspired by a censorship-heavy environment on large social media platforms whose hands are forced by governments, Rezvani introduces a social network that is built on Bitcoin. Mills shares his experiences with the Bitcoin community and concerns with the censorship present on large platforms outside of social media, such as YouTube. Justin discusses his interview with YouTuber JP Sears and other influential voices in the fight against censorship.
    Time Stamps (Condensed)
    00:00:20 - Show start
    00:01:00 - Introduction
    00:02:35 - Internet censorship and the suppression of free speech
    00:14:40 - Twitter spaces, Clubhouse plugs
    00:16:11 - Interview with Justin starts
    00:21:51 - Leaving the social media giants, addictive algorithms
    00:28:40 - The value perspective of new social media platforms, tech companies
    00:36:06 - Bitcoin and the future of entrepreneurship
    00:43:00 - Justin on his conversation with JP Sears
    00:46:01 - Justin’s relationship with Tony Robbins, internet infrastructure
    00:51:25 - The strength of companies as builders, market signals
    00:58:10 - Capital allocation and patronage for bitcoin tech and culture
    01:02:42 - Sovereign social media, webs of trust, decentralised identity
    01:16:43 - Outro, social media plugs

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Bitcoin, DeFi, and Long Term Perspectives

    Bitcoin, DeFi, and Long Term Perspectives

    Brad Mills talks about the issues he sees in the current Web3 landscape and venture capital’s role in shaping it. He discusses how NFTs, DeFi yield farming, and memecoins are a potential blackhole for uninformed investment money in the long-term. Preston Pysh and Jeremy Rubin join and provide commentary on their positions when it comes to Bitcoin and its relation with DeFi. The group discusses the future of Bitcoin and altcoins within the current world economic framework before opening the floor to questions from listeners.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

pete4goo ,

My Go-To Guy for BItcoin info

I always have to listen to Brad’s podcast twice..and take notes! He’s a wealth of information and such a great storyteller as only a Cape Breton boy could be (my family roots are there). I’ve been learning about Bitcoin for a couple of years and after finding this podcast, I finally got the clear and concise advice I wanted as I move down the BTC rabbit hole. By far one of the best out there.

et&mmt ,

Makes it easy to get started!

Just starting out on our bitcoin journey - Brad makes it easy and understandable!

Hogtown Chris ,

Great Patter

This dude is everything I love about Canadians and bitcoin.

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