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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. Leading names in the world of Bitcoin join the show to share their insights, whether they are developers, CEOs, economists, authors, analysts and more.

Stephan Livera Podcast Stephan Livera

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    • 4.9 • 65 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. Leading names in the world of Bitcoin join the show to share their insights, whether they are developers, CEOs, economists, authors, analysts and more.

    The cost to hack bitcoin hardware wallets with Dmitry Nedospasov SLP566

    The cost to hack bitcoin hardware wallets with Dmitry Nedospasov SLP566

    Dmitry Nedospasov is a PhD in Chip Security, also known for his hardware wallet exploits in 2018 with the wallet.fail talk. Dmitry joins me to talk about hardware security in the world of bitcoin and how it compares with hardware chip security in other domains. We discuss:


    The 2018 wallet.fail talk
    Bitcoin compared with other industries
    Realistic hardware wallet attack types
    The cost of attacking a hardware device
    Backups and Shamir’s Secret Sharing

    Links:


    X: @nedos
    LinkedIn: Dmitry Nedospasov
    Site: Keylabs.io 
    Telegram: https://t.me/nedos
    wallet.fail talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1OBIGslgGM
    Recoverylabs.io

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

    Stephan Livera links:


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Great Consensus Clean up, MEVil and LN isn’t dead - Steve Lee and Matt Corallo SLP565

    Great Consensus Clean up, MEVil and LN isn’t dead - Steve Lee and Matt Corallo SLP565

    Steve Lee and Matt Corallo of Spiral rejoin me on the show to talk about a range of topics. Firstly we discuss the Great Consensus Clean Up which relates to fixing some long standing bugs in Bitcoin. Secondly we talk about MEV and why it’s the wrong term, instead we should be talking about MEVil and the implications for Bitcoin miner centralisation. Finally we address the rumours of Lightning Network being dead or not useful. 

    Links: 


    X: @moneyball
    X: @TheBlueMatt 
    BlueMatt's Blog: Stop Calling It MEV
    BIP Proposal: The Great Consensus Cleanup
    Delving post on Great Consensus Clean up Revival
    Steve’s X thread on GCC: https://twitter.com/moneyball/status/1760839436617875485

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Going Where You’re Treated Best and Nomad Capitalist Live 2024 with Andrew Henderson SLP564

    Going Where You’re Treated Best and Nomad Capitalist Live 2024 with Andrew Henderson SLP564

    Andrew Henderson rejoins me to discuss his story renouncing US citizenship, and whether the price was worth it. We discuss whether you should “stay and fight” as well as considerations relevant for Bitcoiners on pursuing their options in other countries. We also discuss Nomad Capitalist Live 2024, coming in KL Malaysia. Listen in to learn and stay up to date on global tax, investing and lifestyle strategies. 

    Links: 


    X: @nomadcapitalist


    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space
    Nomadcapitalist.com/live


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    • 58 min
    Revault, Liana, self custody and bitcoin inheritance with Kevin Loaec SLP563

    Revault, Liana, self custody and bitcoin inheritance with Kevin Loaec SLP563

    Kevin Loaec of wizardsardine joins me to talk about bitcoin security and vaults. We get into a discussion about: 


    Vaults and what’s possible today 
    Timelocking and using them as part of self custody
    Inheritance scenarios
    Business use cases
    Covenant soft forks

    Links:


    X: @KLoaec
    X: @Wizardsardine
    X: @revaultdev
    Site: Wizardsardine  

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

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    Chapters:


    00:00 - Intro
    02:07 - Revault
    08:07 - Liana
    14:48 - Overview of Liana and Supported Hardware Wallets
    25:17 - Managing Time Locks in Liana: Rotating Coins and Duration
    29:47 - Coinkite.com
    30:47 - Swan.com
    32:09 - Mempool.space
    33:10 - Self-Custody with Liana
    37:26 - Understanding Revault and Liana
    44:56 - Exploring Decaying and Expanding Multi-Signature
    49:15 - RBF and CPFP in Liana Transactions
    56:07 - Transaction Size in Liana
    01:00:42 - The Debate on Covenants
    01:05:37 - Enhancing Organization Security with Cosigners
    01:09:30 - The Future of Self-Custody

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Good Design Creates Trust - Bitcoin Design with Christoph Ono and Mogashni Naidoo SLP562

    Good Design Creates Trust - Bitcoin Design with Christoph Ono and Mogashni Naidoo SLP562

    Have you wondered about the role design and UX plays in Bitcoin apps? Christoph and Mogashni join me from the Bitcoin Design Community to share insights on:


    What most people are getting wrong about design
    How you can leverage design principles in your bitcoin product
    Bitcoin specific design challenges
    Types of user
    Tools available by the Bitcoin Design community

    Links:


    Site: Bitcoin.design
    Site: bitcoindesignfoundation.org
    X: @MogashniNaidoo
    X: @GBKS 

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

    Stephan Livera links:


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    Chapters:


    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    03:31 - The Importance of Design in Bitcoin Applications
    10:10 - The Bitcoin Design Community
    12:34 - Common Mistakes in Bitcoin App Design
    20:10 - Mempool.space
    20:56 - Coinkite.com
    25:14 - Embracing Creativity and Unique Design in Bitcoin
    29:28 - Introduction to User Experience Design in Bitcoin
    33:34 - Working with Bitcoin Apps and Projects
    38:56 - Swan.com
    39:14 - Simplifying the User Experience in Bitcoin
    43:26 - Designing for Complexity in Bitcoin
    45:09 - Navigating Competing Standards in Bitcoin Design
    46:29 - The Value of UX Research in Bitcoin
    49:48 - Practical Advice for Builders and Developers in Bitcoin Design
    54:57 - Find Out More
    56:40 - Closing Thoughts

    • 58 min
    US Government Fiscal Collapse Accelerates with Peter St Onge SLP561

    US Government Fiscal Collapse Accelerates with Peter St Onge SLP561

    Peter St Onge rejoins me on the show to share some insight into how bad the US government fiscal situation is getting. We talk:


    How much debt there is and what’s next here
    The impact on the people
    Japanese interest rates rising
    Japanese economic impacts
    AI and where the jobs will come from
    Bitcoin outlook

    Links:


    X: @profstonge
    Site: Profstonge.com 

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space
    Nomadcapitalist.com

    Stephan Livera links:


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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Harvey H.G ,

Genuinely Intelligent Very Informative

Stephan is the man! Grateful for the information on BTC and the whole ecosystem

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Political Extremism

As one would expect from a True & Good Cultural Bitcoiner, this is a constant stream of political extremism, and anti-science drivel.
Heavy on emotion, and motivated reasoning. Empty of rigour.

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Stephan is killing it

Awesome host, easy to listen, good topics and guests!

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