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With What Bitcoin Did, host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin, economics and politics. From developers to investors, journalists to authors, you will learn about everything in the world of Bitcoin.

What Bitcoin Did with Peter McCormack Peter McCormack

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    • 4.8 • 600 Ratings

With What Bitcoin Did, host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin, economics and politics. From developers to investors, journalists to authors, you will learn about everything in the world of Bitcoin.

    Defeating the Regulators with Freddie New

    Defeating the Regulators with Freddie New

    “If you care about customer harm you wouldn’t put these frictions in place because I can go and buy Bitcoin right now from whoever the hell I want using a VPN and you can’t stop me.”— Freddie New
    Freddie New is the Head of Policy at Bitcoin Policy UK. In this interview, we discuss current and proposed legislation affecting Bitcoin and why it often backfires, changing minds on Bitcoin, UK Bitcoin allies and how we win.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCasa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD799 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Why Bitcoin’s Design Fixes Money with Nicholas Bowick

    Why Bitcoin’s Design Fixes Money with Nicholas Bowick

    “People get conspiratorial about this, they observe ‘I’m getting fucked by the system everywhere I turn’...I think the far scarier reality is there’s just no one in charge at that level, we’ve absolutely not designed this thing at it’s highest level of operation.”— Nicholas Bowick
    Nicholas Bowick is a systems engineer in the aerospace industry. In this interview, we discuss emergent behaviors in complex systems, positive and negative feedback loops and chaos vs systemic antifragility.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCheatCode - Bedford, UK - April 12-13Casa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD798 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Ultimate Bitcoin Use Cases with Alex Gladstein

    The Ultimate Bitcoin Use Cases with Alex Gladstein

    “If you take savings, commerce, freedom, and power, that’s the bedrock of civilization; so if you don’t have these things…you’re living in a very poor country.”— Alex Gladstein
    Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. In this interview, we discuss the ultimate bitcoin use cases. How it is used in commerce, for freedom and how it fundamentally changes energy systems.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCheatCode - Bedford, UK - April 12-13Casa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD797 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Wall Street Embraces Bitcoin with James Lavish & Eric Yakes

    Wall Street Embraces Bitcoin with James Lavish & Eric Yakes

    “For the first time in the history of Wall St. we can be front-running the institutions and buying this thing and they still can’t do it; their hands are tied, they just can’t do it.”— James Lavish
    James Lavish is a macro analyst, and Eric Yakes is the author of The 7th Property. In this interview, we discuss Wall Street’s arrival into Bitcoin, why TradFi struggles to understand it and how Bitcoin is a new paradigm for investors.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCheatCode - Bedford, UK - April 12-13Casa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD796 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bitcoin - We’re Still Early with American HODL

    Bitcoin - We’re Still Early with American HODL

    “Eventually one of these days the price will move $65,000 and you literally won’t notice or care…are you really going to notice a difference between $2.62 million vs $2.68 million in your account? No, you’re going to look at it and go: ‘ah, it’s still 2.6’.”— American HODL
    American HODL is an OG Bitcoin investor. In this interview, we discuss ordinals & ‘spam’, why bitcoin makes for a better world, if Wall Street will attempt to change Bitcoin and why we are still so, so early.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCheatCode - Bedford, UK - April 12-13Casa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD795 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Why We Must Upgrade Bitcoin with Vortex

    Why We Must Upgrade Bitcoin with Vortex

    “We only get this one chance…with Bitcoin to change money for the world, and if we don’t continue to upgrade it then it will simply create another elite.”— Vortex
    Vortex is a developer and OG Bitcoin podcaster. In this interview, we look back at the blocksize wars, talk about the challenges upgrading Bitcoin, the dangers of ossification and get into covenants and LNHance.
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    This episode’s sponsors:IREN - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Swan Bitcoin - Invest in Bitcoin with SwanBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCheatCode - Bedford, UK - April 12-13Casa - Take control of your digital wealth-----
    WBD794 - Show Notes
    -----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
600 Ratings

600 Ratings

Horseshoegordon ,

Inspired

Consistently exceptional content,
Moved up in my rankings from best bitcoin pod, to best financial pod, to best pod ever ,
The next episode can’t come soon enough, amazing macro themes, great guests and fundamentally life changing content, cannot rate high enough!! Cheers and long live WBD!!

Normalll ,

Excellent

Dave Smith - excellent.
Called Libertarianism in USA, in European countries that have suffered by government, same beliefs are widespread and simply known as ‘common sense’. Europe very different from UK which has more cosseted history.

duffmoneyltd ,

A book to orange pill with…

Loved the episode with Jason Maier. Yet to find a book to help me orange pill friends and family. Just bought Jason’s book and have a feeling it will help get my nearest and dearest thinking about Bitcoin. And how important Bitcoin is to the future of money. Thanks, Pete

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