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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.

The What Bitcoin Did Podcast Peter McCormack

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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.

    Bitcoin is the Answer with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss

    Bitcoin is the Answer with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss

    “Bitcoin is the answer, it’s the only hedge or vaccine to give you immunity to the disease of money printing.”— Tyler Winklevoss
    Location: ZoomDate: Monday 18th MayProject: GeminiRole: Co-Founders
    The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, introduced Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to the world. The film told the story of how Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea to create Facebook, and would later settle for $65 million.
    After settling the court case and retiring from their careers in rowing, where the twins represented the USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they started a fund and discovered Bitcoin. In 2014 they created Gemini, now one of the largest regulated cryptocurrency exchanges.
    The film portrayed the twins as cliche sporting jocks, an image which has been hard to shake off. Cameron and Tyler are more at home building things and their success since Harvard is not luck.
    My picture of the twins, like most, was created from the Social Network and their appearances on mainstream news discussing finance, but I wanted to know more about them. This interview is, therefore, the interview I have wanted to hear from them. We discuss The Social Network, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, how they discovered Bitcoin, regulations and the role of Wall Street.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin
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    WBD225 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/bitcoin-is-the-answer-with-cameron-tyler-winklevoss
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    Liquid Bitcoin with Adam Back & Samson Mow

    Liquid Bitcoin with Adam Back & Samson Mow

    Location: ZoomDate: Friday 15th MayProject: BlockstreamRole: CEO & Chief Strategy Officer
    Bitcoin: decentralised, permissionless, censorship-resistant and unconfiscatable. Unique properties which make it a unique form of money
    For Bitcoin to keep growing, these features mustn't be compromised. However, scaling solutions for Bitcoin, may trade off some of these features for other benefits.
    With the vast majority of the community in agreement that block sizes must remain small to maximise decentralisation, Bitcoin is best scaled using layered solutions. The Liquid Network, like the Lightning Network, is a layer two solution that, by sacrificing some aspects of decentralisation and censorship resistance, can improve speed and scalability.
    Liquid is a project spearheaded by Blockstream and is aimed at traders, exchanges and market makers to offer faster and more confidential transactions than the Bitcoin basechain. It also adds the ability to build tokens on the network.
    In this interview, I talk to Adam Back and Samson Mow Blockstream's CEO & Chief Strategy Officer. We discuss The Liquid Network, the tradeoffs between Liquid and the basechain, how it differs from Lightning network and tokenised securities.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCrypto Mining Tools - Bitcoin mining calculator, directory & comparisonLeast Authority - Helping projects build secure technology
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    WBD224 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/liquid-bitcoin-with-adam-back-samson-mow
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    Bitcoin in One Lesson

    Bitcoin in One Lesson

    Location: ZoomDate: January to March 2020
    Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing.
    Bitcoin offers you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is censorship resistance, and it is changing the world.
    Bitcoin is multifaceted. Some treat Bitcoin as a speculative tool for growing wealth, others as a way of avoiding financial censorship from traditional payment channels, and some use it as a way of claiming their monetary sovereignty and removing power from the banks and state.
    On 31st October 2008, Bitcoin was introduced to the world by its pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin brought with it an alternative to the banking system, a way of truly controlling your finances and the opportunity to 'be your own bank'.
    Being your own bank is incredibly powerful but is often a confusing and misused term. There are currently 1.7 billion people across the world who do not have access to proper banking services. Bitcoin can fix this by allowing users to hold, send and receive value.
    Governments have a history of putting pressure on payment systems and censoring transactions. In 2010 Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all stopped allowing payments to WikiLeaks. Bitcoin fixed this.
    Bitcoin's power is in its decentralised, censorship-resistant, neutral, permissionless network that allows you to transact globally without any intermediary or third party and with whoever you want for whatever reason you want. Bitcoin doesn't care.
    We will soon be living in a cashless society, government-issued 'fiat' currency will become entirely digital, and we will wave goodbye to any remaining shreds of financial privacy that still exist. Some governments will look to create a cryptocurrency alternative; providing the perfect tool for increased financial surveillance and oppression and represents the antithesis of Bitcoin.
    We may have to choose whether we use Bitcoin or a state-run digital currency. So, why should we choose Bitcoin?
    In this episode, I have compiled various clips from my 17-part Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin with some of the leading experts in the space. As an introduction to Bitcoin, this guide covers essential Bitcoin topics from how it works to its monetary policy.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin
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    WBD223 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/bitcoin-in-one-lesson
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    Is Bitcoin Trading a Dirty Business? With Willy Woo

    Is Bitcoin Trading a Dirty Business? With Willy Woo

    Location: ZoomDate: Sunday 10th MayProject: HypersheetRole: Co-Founder
    On May 11th, at block 630000 Bitcoin had its 3rd halving, cutting the block reward issued to the miners from 12.5BTC to 6.25BTC. This reduction in the subsidy is seen by many as a bullish event for Bitcoin. With the block reward cut in half, the amount of Bitcoin available for the miners to sell in the market drops from 1800 BTC/day to 900 BTC/day, reducing the sell pressure from newly minted coins.
    Bitcoin’s recent drop in price has been attributed, by some, to miners selling off some of their Bitcoin, to support lower revenues with the blog subsidy halving.
    While miners have typically been the largest sellers in the Bitcoin market, now that the subsidy has again cut in half, Willy Woo has claimed the majority of the sell pressure will not come from the exchanges.
    Woo puts this down to the rise in popularity of the derivatives and futures markets on exchanges such as BitMex and Deribit. These exchanges take fees of up to 0.075% per trade and offer high leverage options of up to 100x. As the popularity of these exchanges has grown, so have the fees.
    With the selling pressure from miners dropping and the sell pressure from the exchanges growing, is trading detrimental to the growth of Bitcoin?
    In this interview, I am joined by Willy Woo, an on-chain analyst and the co-founder of Hypersheet. We discuss Bitcoin trading, the rise of the unregulated, high leverage futures platforms and if trading is damaging to the growth of Bitcoin.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin
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    WBD222 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/is-bitcoin-trading-a-dirty-business-with-willy-woo
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    Libertarianism & Politics with Adam Brown & Sean Finch

    Libertarianism & Politics with Adam Brown & Sean Finch

    Location: ZoomDate: Tuesday 5th MayProject: The Libertarian Party Role: Party Leader & Coordinator
    Long before Bitcoin dropped on the world, libertarians have criticised government-issued fiat money, arguing that it goes against their core beliefs of political freedom and autonomy, viewing gold as a superior currency. Many libertarians were early to Bitcoin, understanding its sound monetary policy.
    I have spoken with many US-based libertarians, but like any political movement or philosophy, there is no one size fits all approach, and the libertarians range in their beliefs from full anarcho-capitalists to minarchists. So, I wanted to get a different perspective from libertarians in the UK, engaged in the political process to ultimately reduce then bring an end to the state.
    In this interview, I talk to Adam Brown & Sean Finch, the party leader and coordinator for the UK Libertarian Party. We discuss the current political landscape, the push for less government, healthcare and freedom of speech.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin
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    WBD221 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/libertarianism-politics-with-adam-brown-sean-finch
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    Bitcoin is Reshaping the World with Robert Breedlove

    Bitcoin is Reshaping the World with Robert Breedlove

    Location: ZoomDate: Monday 4th May Project: Parallax DigitalRole: Founder & CEO
    The properties for measuring the soundness of money include divisibility, durability, portability, recognisability and scarcity. Current government-issued and controlled fiat money fit some of these characteristics but, with the central bank’s ability to print money at will, the current system completely fails as a scarce resource.
    Historically metals have been the best form of money, with gold outcompeting all other metals to become the number one metal used as a currency and store of value. It is durable, recognisable and scarce; however, government-issued fiat became a better form of cash as it is more portable and divisible. Since 1971, when the US came off the gold standard, and the government has been able to issue more fiat, the purchasing power of the dollar has fallen. As such, gold has proven to be a better store of wealth than fiat.
    Many see Bitcoin as digital gold with the added benefits of being highly divisible and able to be sent anywhere in the world quickly and at low cost. Bitcoin also offers censorship resistance, immutability and the ability to store wealth out of the reach of the government.
    Bitcoin is a new paradigm in money.
    In this interview, I talk to Robert Breedlove the Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital. Robert recently wrote An Open Letter to Ray Dalio explaining how Bitcoin will reshape the world. We discuss Bitcoin’s ability to outcompete the current financial system.
    This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesCointracker - Bitcoin taxes and portfolio managerSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin
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    WBD220 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/bitcoin-is-reshaping-the-world-with-robert-breedlove
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Alexstorm ,

Plan B

Great podcast!!! As an amateur investor in Bitcoin and always worried about whether or not I’ve invested well, this podcast certainly filled me full of hope and confidence. Well produced and full of very interesting opinions .

Edlooooooooooo ,

God awful podcast

The crypto space needs to grow up. We need adults to onboard to guide this era. Peter M is not an adult. His love for calling people names is only shrouded by his wilful lack of knowledge in the space. Peter has no knowledge in the sector so anyone looking to him for news is not getting a good deal.

AirportAtheist ,

The best Bitcoin podcaster

This guy is by far the best bitcoin podcaster on planet earth. Other podcasts don’t even come close. Seems like a really good guy too.

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