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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.

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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.

    SLP153 Philipp Bagus - What Most People Get Wrong About Deflation

    SLP153 Philipp Bagus - What Most People Get Wrong About Deflation

    Philipp Bagus, Professor Department of Applied Economics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - joins me to talk about why deflation is not what you typically hear in the mainstream financial press. In this conversation we talk about:


    The real causes of deflation
    Why deflation is not necessarily what causes recessions
    Distinctions between growth deflation, and bank credit deflation
    Contrasting life under a fiat money standard with a hard money standard
    Real world examples

    Philipp Bagus links:


    Website: http://philippbagus.com/
    Twitter: @PhilippBagus
    Book: In Defense of Deflation
    Mises Profile: Philipp Bagus

    Other episodes you may like:


    SLP51 Guido Hulsmann
    SLP45 Jeff Deist

    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SLP152 NVK - CK-BUNKER and Bitcoin Backups

    SLP152 NVK - CK-BUNKER and Bitcoin Backups

    NVK (Coinkite) joins me to talk about a new project, CK-BUNKER, a DIY co-signer. We talk about what this is, how it could be used by bitcoin businesses or service providers. Separately, we also talk about backing up your bitcoins and making sure they’re safe for the years to come. We talk:


    CK-BUNKER
    How to use it
    Coldcard and secure elements
    Opendime
    Bitcoin Backups
    Stablecoins

    NVK links:


    Twitter: @nvk
    CK-BUNKER: https://ckbunker.com/
    Coinkite: https://coinkite.com/ (use code: LIVERA for discount)
    TG: https://t.me/coldcard

    NVK prior appearances:


    SLP62
    SLP101

    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 32 min
    SLP151 Obi - Coinfloor Going Bitcoin Only & Bitcoin Audits (aka Proof of Reserves)

    SLP151 Obi - Coinfloor Going Bitcoin Only & Bitcoin Audits (aka Proof of Reserves)

    Obi Nwosu, CEO and Co-founder of Coinfloor joins me in this episode to talk about his approach to the space. We talk about:


    Going Bitcoin Only and when an exchange should delist cryptocurrencies
    Proof of Reserves & Proof of Solvency
    Educating users of the exchange about Bitcoin
    Supporting grass roots bitcoin meet ups, conferences, organisations
    Advancing Bitcoin

    Obi links:


    Twitter: @obi
    Coinfloor: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/
    Coinfloor Bitcoin Audits: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/proof/

    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SLP150 Samourai Wallet - Make Every Bitcoin Spend a CoinJoin

    SLP150 Samourai Wallet - Make Every Bitcoin Spend a CoinJoin

    The co-founder of Samourai Wallet, rejoins me in this episode to talk about the current state of bitcoin privacy techniques, and some exciting updates coming soon to Samourai Wallet. We talk:


    Creeping KYC and has bitcoin social culture regressed?
    Does taint exist?
    Coin selection algorithms. STONEWALL, and Solomon
    Stowaway / PayJoin
    Wallet fingerprinting and whether it’s an issue
    Mobile mixing
    Dojo and Ronin Dojo
    Thoughts on Lightning and Liquid

    Samourai Wallet links:


    Website: Samouraiwallet.com
    Twitter: @SamouraiWallet
    SW Telegram: https://t.me/SamouraiWallet
    SW Whirlpool Trollbox Telegram: https://t.me/whirlpool_trollbox
    SW Dojo room: https://t.me/samourai_dojo
    Ronin Dojo: https://t.me/RoninDojoUI

    Relevant Prior interviews:


    SLP29 with SW
    SLP78 with SW
    SLP117 with Pura Vida
    SLP130 with Ergo
    SLP138 with Matt Odell

    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 53 min
    SLP149 Waxwing - Is Consumerism at Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER

    SLP149 Waxwing - Is Consumerism at Odds With Privacy in Bitcoin? JoinMarket, PayJoin, SNICKER

    Adam Gibson (aka Waxwing), Bitcoin privacy advocate, and contributor to JoinMarket joins me to discuss his thoughts on the state of privacy in Bitcoin. We talk about:


    Why consumerism mentality may stop people from using privacy techniques
    Why blockchain analysis companies are probably over rated
    Schnorr Taproot and cross input signature aggregation
    CoinJoinXT
    SNICKER
    JoinMarket
    PayJoin

    Adam Gibson links:


    Mastodon: @waxwing
    Twitter: @waxwing__
    Github: AdamISZ
    Blog: JoinMarket.me/blog
    JoinMarket:JoinMarket.me
    Github: https://github.com/JoinMarket-Org/joinmarket-clientserver

    IRC: #joinmarket on freenode



    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    SLP148 Petek @RadarRayne - Bridging Art and Bitcoin with Stock to Flow

    SLP148 Petek @RadarRayne - Bridging Art and Bitcoin with Stock to Flow

    Petek (@RadarRayne) joins me to talk about coming into Bitcoin as an artist, and creating Bitcoin art. We also chat about her experience working with PlanB on stock to flow inspired art pieces, her thoughts on women in bitcoin, and how some ideas were just ripe for being created!

    Petek Links:


    Twitter: @RadarRayne


    Sponsor links:


    Kraken
    Unchained Capital
    CypherWheel by CypherSafe

    Stephan Livera links:


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

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