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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.

What Bitcoin Did 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.

    Critiquing Bitcoin with Frances Coppola & Nic Carter

    Critiquing Bitcoin with Frances Coppola & Nic Carter

    Location: RemotelyDate: Wednesday 13th JanuaryCompany: Independent & Castle Island VenturesRole: Author & Partner
    Bitcoin adoption is maturing, and veteran traders such as Stan Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones, companies like Microstrategy and institutions like Grayscale and Skybridge have all made moves solidifying its reputation and profile. However, it is still not without its detractors.
    Arguments regarding scalability, how a deflationary system works and fears of money without government backing are topics of regular discussion. One critic who is quick to highlight Bitcoin’s perceived shortcomings is Frances Coppola, and last week on Twitter, Frances caused a stir with comments about the scarcity of bitcoin.
    In this episode, I moderate a debate between Frances, an economist and financial author, and Nic Carter, a Partner at Castle Island Ventures, to discuss some of Bitcoin's most fundamental questions.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Living on Bitcoin with Didi Taihuttu

    Living on Bitcoin with Didi Taihuttu

    “The moment you jump, you will never change back again. We had our doubts at the beginning as well, but we will never change back again.”— Didi Taihuttu
    Location: RemotelyDate: Tuesday 22nd December
    In early 2017, with the Bitcoin price at around $1,200, Didi Taihuttu, his wife and three kids sold their house, cars and everything they owned and invested it all in Bitcoin. They planned to travel the world and live a nomad lifestyle. 
    In 2017, following their decision, the Bitcoin price went to $20,000 before crashing back down to around $3,200. With this volatility, the family had to adjust their lifestyle. However, with Bitcoin hitting new all-time highs of $42,000 last week, their conviction has paid off.
    Now, four years later, the family are still travelling the world and living off Bitcoin.
    In this interview, I talk to Didi Taihuttu, and we discuss his decision to sell everything and buy Bitcoin, how the family coped during the bear market and the pros and cons of living a nomad lifestyle.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.
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    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 contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Questions for Tether with Paolo Ardoino & Stuart Hoegner

    Questions for Tether with Paolo Ardoino & Stuart Hoegner

    “We don’t believe in suing our critics into silence… we think it’s better to counter fiction with facts.”— Stuart Hoegner
    Location: RemotelyDate: Wednesday 6th JanuaryCompany: BitfinexRole: CTO & General Counsel
    There have been claims that Tether has manipulated the Bitcoin price. Still, JL van der Velde, CEO of both Bitfinex and Tether, denied the allegations stating "Bitfinex nor Tether is, or has ever, engaged in any sort of market or price manipulation. Tether issuances cannot be used to prop up the price of bitcoin or any other coin/token on Bitfinex."
    As well as market manipulation there have been calls for a full audit of the Tether reserves amidst claims that the stablecoin is not fully reserved. 
    In this interview, I talk to Paolo Ardoino & Stuart Hoegner the CTO & General Counsel at Bitfinex. We discuss Tether FUD, the claims of not being fully backed and price manipulation. 
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.
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    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 contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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    • 46 min
    Jack Mallers vs The World

    Jack Mallers vs The World

    “We have banked the unbanked. We have given them free and instant international money transfers, we have provided them financial services that have had gatekeepers for hundreds of years.”— Jack Mallers
    Location: RemotelyDate: Tuesday 5th JanuaryCompany: ZapRole: CEO
    This week Jack Mallers announced the launch of Strike Global, a Bitcoin neobank that uses the Bitcoin network and lightning to facilitate the sending of money anywhere in the world, in a matter of seconds, for free.
    The speed and cost of payments have often been a topic of debate in Bitcoin. While the basechain is necessarily slow, the Lightning Network promises to provide instant and low-cost bitcoin transfers. 
    With Strike, Jack Mallers is taking this to the next level allowing users to settle in fiat currencies across the Bitcoin network. Fast and no cost transfers of fiat currencies solve problems across the world, especially in third-world countries. Strike aims to run a pilot in El Salvador to prove this. 
    Strike has also enabled Caroline Panthers Offensive Tackle; Russell Okung to become the first NFL player to be paid in bitcoin, half of his $13 million salary.
    In this interview, I talk to Zap CEO Jack Mallers. We discuss the newly launched Strike Global, revolutionising global payments, neobanking with Bitcoin and helping to bank the unbanked in 3rd world countries.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.
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    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 contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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    Leave a review on iTunes
    Share the show and episodes with your friends and family
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    If 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 4 min
    SkyBridge Capital’s Bitcoin Fund with Anthony Scaramucci

    SkyBridge Capital’s Bitcoin Fund with Anthony Scaramucci

    “You can be volatile and still march upwards, and I predict Bitcoin may do both of those things, but maybe it won’t, it could glide to $280k a coin...I think it’s got a long way to go here.”— Anthony Scaramucci
    Location: RemotelyDate: Tuesday 29th DecemberCompany: SkyBridge CapitalRole: Founder
    SkyBridge Capital is an investment firm, run by Anthony Scaramucci. The firm, which has $9.3 billion under management, has announced a Bitcoin fund, allowing customers to invest in Bitcoin.
    SkyBridge is the latest in a growing list of companies creating onramps for institutional exposure to Bitcoin, going up against the likes of Grayscale. The latter already has over half a million Bitcoin under management.
    In this interview, I talk to SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci. We discuss the SkyBridge Bitcoin fund, institutional interest, and 11-day stint working for President Trump.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.
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    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 contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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    • 56 min
    2020 Bitcoin Review with Matt Odell

    2020 Bitcoin Review with Matt Odell

    “It’s a grassroots movement, and we are making real fucking progress, people are starting to wake the fuck up. That’s major, that’s a big fucking deal.”— Matt Odell
    Location: RemotelyDate: Wednesday, 30th DecemberCompany: Tales from the CryptRole: Co-Host
    2020 has been a defining year for Bitcoin, with the world reeling from a global pandemic, the necessity of hard money is more apparent than ever. 
    With the worst of the bear market behind us, 2020 looked to be a promising year for Bitcoin. However, in March with the coronavirus outbreak, markets went into freefall and Bitcoin was no exception, dropping over 40% in a day and hitting yearly lows of ~$4,000.
    By the time of the halving on May 11th Bitcoin had recovered from this drop. With the increased scarcity and massive amounts of money printing, debasing fiat currencies and the increased threat of high inflation, institutional investors began moving into Bitcoin. With MicroStrategy, Square and MassMutual, amongst others, transferring part of their treasuries into Bitcoin.
    While institutional interest in Bitcoin dominated the headlines in 2020, Bitcoin continues to be a powerful tool for freedom, for those who live under oppressive regimes. Notably in Belarus, where government workers are striking in protest against the rigged elections. The Human Rights Foundation have supported them by setting up the Belarus Solidarity Fund. They are using Bitcoin as a censorship-resistant way of getting money to those striking to supplement their lost wages. 
    To round off 2020, I talk to Matt Odell, co-host of Tales From the Crypt. We discuss everything in Bitcoin in 2020, from price action and institutional investment to government reaction to coronavirus and privacy.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    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 contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
    Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS Feed
    Leave a review on iTunes
    Share the show and episodes with your friends and family
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    Follow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTube
    If 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.

    • 3 hrs 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

willburt138 ,

Probably the best Bitcoin podcast out there

Brilliantly presented with excellent guests. Well worth listening to and you don't need to get what ECDSA is to understand the topics. It's a refreshing change to have some fairly non-extremist bitcoin content to listen to.

bobrob17 ,

Informative, Engaging and Entertaining!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. It’s informative, engaging and entertaining. I feel Pete dives into the Bitcoin space from a common sense and logic approach that the everyday none technical person will understand. Thanks Pete and keep up the awesome work.

Bronson F,sure ,

Best bitcoin podcast around

I listen to a lot of bitcoin podcasts and I have found this is the most informative one out there, with the wide range of guests he has on, from the new big players in bitcoin and all the original OG bitcoiners. I look forward to this show every week.

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