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.
Jameson Lopp, Adam Back, & Austin Alexander on Bitcoin's Evolution
On this episode of Magic Internet Money, Brad Mills hosts a discussion with Adam Back, Austin, and Jameson Lopp. They cover topics such as the competitive nature of the cryptocurrency market, bitcoin's performance improvements, side chains, and the controversy surrounding Altcoins.
The speakers also delve into the problems with the banking system and how it affects bitcoin's price. Additionally, they touch on the ethics of misallocation of capital in the cryptocurrency market and whether education is necessary or people should learn by losing money in the market.
Tune in to learn more about Bitcoin's current standing and what the future might hold.
Fear of the Fed: Is Bitcoin Threatened by Policy? With Lyn Alden and Joseph Wang
Brad Mills brings two previous guests onto the show. Joseph Wang and Lyn Alden return to the show to discuss the mechanics of central banking, censorship of money, worldwide adoption of Bitcoin, and what Bitcoin’s relationship with fiscal policy is.
Brad kicks off the show with a recap of his two guests who have previously been featured on Magic Internet Money. The gang discusses the effects Wall Street has had on the economy and the challenge Bitcoin presents to it before moving on to monetary policies in general.
Lyn and Brad debate between the possibility of a CBDC threatening Bitcoin’s use-case, taxation and Bitcoin, and whether or not privacy coins really offer the benefits they claim.
The group closes the show out with a talk about credit in Bitcoin compared to credit in cryptocurrency in general, the risk presented if ETH were to flip Bitcoin as the top cryptocurrency, and other concerning legal challenges.
Bitcoin is the Perfect and Only Money
In this episode, Brad teams up with Alex Stanczyk — an avid Bitcoiner, a daily Bitcoin chat host on Twitter spaces and a former gold and silver trader who now works as private team MD at Bitcoin savings company Swan Bitcoin. Alex's Bitcoin backstory as someone in those capacities and who only recently had an epiphany about Bitcoin is teeming with interesting tidbits.
What's more, he's a former co-host of "The Gold Chronicles with Alex Stanczyk and Jim Rickards" podcast with popular American lawyer and economist Jim Rickards. Tune in and listen to him and Brad talk about all things Bitcoin, how he landed a role at Swan Bitcoin, his relationship with Pickard, the concept of "alien money," and more!
Bitcoin is The Real Occupy Wall Street with Kent Halliburton
Brad is joined by Kent Halliburton, the COO of Sazmining — a company that promotes Bitcoin mining using renewable energy technologies. Sazmining is one of several emerging green Bitcoin mining companies looking to flip the narrative in an industry often vilified for its ridiculous energy consumption.
As he tells Brad, Kent formerly worked in solar energy and has parlayed his experience and knowledge to help run Sazmining. But how did he even get into Bitcoin? In this sit-down, he shares the many nuggets of insight he has gained in his active years in the space.
Tune in to hear him and Brad talk about the company, how money printing is counterintuitive, how they navigate Bitcoin conversations at home, and more!
Can Banking be Saved?
In this episode of Magic Internet Money, Brad invites amateur economist, Bitcoiner, and fan of the show, Henry Magram, onto the show to discuss in-depth two major concepts; The first being Austrian economics and the second being fractional reserve banking. Brad and Henry mostly agree on a few things, but there are the matters of the fine print to settle. Henry is a close follower of the Austrian school and explains the position more in-depth after Brad asks him about the possibility of a middle-ground between Keynesian and Austrian positions.
Afterwards, Brad and Henry dive into the second topic, fractional reserve banking. Brad thinks that central banking and banking cannot be separated, but Henry believes the practice of banking need not be run the way central banking is today. The two cap things off with a short debate about what makes a means of exchange count as money before closing the show out.
Canadian Politics, Money Printing, and Championing Bitcoin
In this episode, Brad sits down with Sunny Ray and Kyle Kemper. Ray is the cofounder of one of the largest exchanges in India, Unocoin, while Kemper is Justin Trudeau's half-brother and a diehard Bitcoiner. Ray and Kemper are also the hosts of the Love and Freedom podcast, a platform that discusses "current events, challenges, & the opportunities for freedom."
The trio talk about the state of politics in Canada and their wish for Bitcoin advocate and Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre to come to power. They also debate what global money printing portends for the common person and why this proves the case for Bitcoin once more. Tune in for these and more!
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.
Makes it easy to get started!
Just starting out on our bitcoin journey - Brad makes it easy and understandable!
This dude is everything I love about Canadians and bitcoin.