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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.

Stephan Livera Podcast Stephan Livera

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 290 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. 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.

    SLP243 PlanB Demand For Bitcoin Will Skyrocket

    SLP243 PlanB Demand For Bitcoin Will Skyrocket

    Bitcoin price has been rising and some argue that it is tracking along with the S2F model! Others argue that this is statistically invalid. PlanB, pseudonymous analyst and creator of the S2F and S2FX models rejoins me on the show to talk:


    S2F and S2FX vs recent market action
    Critiques and spurious correlations
    Comparison with past cycles
    PlanB’s thoughts on whether this is the final cycle
    Macro factors - Tether and others
    Negative rates
    Cash and carry trade

    Previous episodes:


    SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) – Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques
    SLP86 PlanB – Frontrunning the Bitcoin Halvening?
    SLP122 PlanB – Responses to the S2F model
    SLP171 PlanB & Saifedean Ammous – Bitcoin S2FX, S2F, and Evolution From Collectible to Financial Asset

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 59 min
    SLP242 Jonas Schnelli Maintaining Bitcoin Core: Contributions, Consensus, Conflict

    SLP242 Jonas Schnelli Maintaining Bitcoin Core: Contributions, Consensus, Conflict

    Jonas Schnelli, one of the Bitcoin Core maintainers joins me to talk about Bitcoin development, contribution, funding and the ecosystem of Bitcoin. We get into:


    How contribution happens
    How to deal with conflict as a maintainer
    What rough consensus means
    Taproot
    Privacy
    Lightning
    Mining
    Outlook for next 5 years

    Jonas links:


    Twitter: @jonasschnelli
    Website: bitcoin.jonasschnelli.ch/
    Github: github.com/jonasschnelli

    Prior episodes:


    SLP216 Gloria Zhao Learning Bitcoin Core Contribution & Hosting PR Review Club
    SLP229 John Newbery – Brink: Bitcoin DevelopmentJohn Newbery
    SLP124 Jon Atack – Bitcoin Core Contribution
    SLP211 Steve Lee – Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)
    SLP144 Steve Lee – Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development
    SLP137 AJ Towns – Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 22 min
    SLP241 Bunnie - Precursor: Open Source Hardware Development Platform (Feat. Nicolas Dorier as guest host)

    SLP241 Bunnie - Precursor: Open Source Hardware Development Platform (Feat. Nicolas Dorier as guest host)

    In the Bitcoin world, we say “Don’t Trust, Verify”. But do we do this with our hardware and hardware wallets? Andrew “bunnie” Huang is a hacker and open hardware activist, holding a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He joins me and Nicolas Dorier (as guest co host) to talk about his new project and how it could be used in the Bitcoin world, potentially as a fully open source bitcoin hardware wallet.

    Links:


    Website: Precursor.dev
    Twitter: @bunniestudios
    Twitter: @nicolasdorier

    Prior episodes with Nicolas:


    SLP48 Nicolas Dorier and BTCPayServer – self hosted Bitcoin and Lightning payments
    SLP172 Nicolas Dorier & Kukks – P2EP Comes To BTCPay Server

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SLP240 Jimmy Song & Robert Breedlove - Thank God For Bitcoin

    SLP240 Jimmy Song & Robert Breedlove - Thank God For Bitcoin

    Jimmy Song and Robert Breedlove join me to talk about a new book they co-authored (with other authors) on Bitcoin and how it fixes fiat money. This new book is inspired by The Ethics of Money Production and Honest Money, which blends an austrian analysis of fiat money and fractional reserve banking, with a christian perspective.

    Links:


    Book: Thank God For Bitcoin
    Jimmy Song: @jimmysong
    Robert Breedlove: @breedlove22

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 59 min
    SLP239 Jake Chervinsky - Pushing Back on FinCEN non-custodial Bitcoin Regulation

    SLP239 Jake Chervinsky - Pushing Back on FinCEN non-custodial Bitcoin Regulation

    Jake Chervinsky, GC of Compound Finance joins me on the show to talk about Steven Mnuchin’s proposed new regulations for US Bitcoin companies and how to push back:


    What the new regulation would do
    Terminology ‘unhosted’ and self-hosted
    Compliance burden and chilling effect
    Can the regulations be pushed back?
    Non-US customers of US businesses
    FATF and how to push back

    Jake's link:


    Twitter: @jchervinsky

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SLP238 Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter - Passport by Foundation Devices: Air Gapped Hardware Wallet

    SLP238 Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter - Passport by Foundation Devices: Air Gapped Hardware Wallet

    The market for high quality hardware wallets is becoming more competitive with new entrants over time. Zach Herbert & Ken Carpenter of Foundation Devices join me to talk about their new upcoming product, Passport. Passport is fully air gapped (QR or microSD), PSBT, and designed with an open source mindset. We chat:


    Zach and Ken’s history with Obelisk prior to Foundation
    Overview of Passport
    Features
    Approach with software
    QR air gapping
    Seed Generation
    Firmware updates
    Pricing and Timing

    Guest links:


    Website: https://foundationdevices.com/  (code LIVERA for discount)
    Twitter: @zachherbert
    Twitter: @KenOfFoundation
    Twitter: @FOUNDATIONdvcs

    Relevant episodes:


    SLP97 Michael Flaxman – Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks
    SLP215 Michael Flaxman – 10x Your Bitcoin Security With Multisig
    SLP205 Specter Desktop Bitcoin Multi Sig with Stepan Snigirev & Ben Kaufman

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Knox Custody
    Hodl Hodl
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 3 min

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