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Welcome to Value Stack Podcast, where we discuss current events and interview guests around their experiences living through Bitcoin's epic ascension.

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Welcome to Value Stack Podcast, where we discuss current events and interview guests around their experiences living through Bitcoin's epic ascension.

    Counterparty Risk, Energy Markets, and Bitcoin Mining with Adam O. @DenverBitcoin | Value Stack 26

    Counterparty Risk, Energy Markets, and Bitcoin Mining with Adam O. @DenverBitcoin | Value Stack 26

    Adam O. is the Master of Hashrate at Upstream Data.

    In episode 26 of Value Stack Podcast, we talk about the importance of counterparty risk in energy trade, how bitcoin mining is a perfectly fair game, the real effective altruism in crypto, how petroleum touches our everyday lives without us realizing it, and more.

    Check out the full show notes below.
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    0:00 “Energy waste is the biggest problem in the energy industry. Bitcoin mining fixes this.” - tweet by Jaran Mellerud
    4:00 Pushing Bitcoin mining to upstream energy markets
    9:30 Upstream Data - turning stranded and wasted energy into bitcoin
    19:45 How can oil companies be confident in bitcoin’s long term success?
    27:15 How bitcoin removes counterparty risk from energy trade
    32:15 The first million blocks of bitcoin
    35:01 Bitcoin is a fair game
    37:00 Large vs small-scale bitcoin mining
    42:10 Counterparty risk pt 2 (GET YOUR COINS OFF EXCHANGES)
    47:15 Money: A True Story of a Made Up Thing
    49:15 Bitcoin is the real “effective altruism”
    55:50 Importance of self-custody, no-kyc bitcoin
    59:24 How #bitcoin could fail
    1:07:30 @Denverbitcoin history
    1:10:26 Importance of petroleum in our everyday life
    1:14:56 How bitcoin improves economic stability
    1:19:31 Using bitcoin as unit of account
    1:23:45 Measuring hashprice and energy efficiency
    1:36:16 Is it a good time to mine bitcoin?
    1:41:50 Building during bear markets
    1:46:09 Next episode question for T.Bain - Adams County and Colorado Energy Markets
    1:48:54 Outro @DenverBitcoin

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    Bitcoin Miners are Dung Beetles with Rob W (@BikesandBitcoin) | Value Stack 25

    Bitcoin Miners are Dung Beetles with Rob W (@BikesandBitcoin) | Value Stack 25

    Rob W is the co-founder and partner at Distributed Hash, and business development lead for Upstream Data.

    In this episode, we talk about how "bitcoin miners are dung beetles", referring to his recent 3 minute monologue at the Adams County Commissioner hearing in Colorado, on banning bitcoin mining with flared natural gas.

    We also discuss running large-scale ASIC performance and heat tests, differences in Whatsminer vs Antminer machines, our favorite bitcoin educators, green-energy narratives and the oil & gas industry, and more!

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    0:00 Intro - Rob W (Distributed Hash / Upstream Data)
    2:20 Croesus BTC article - Owning the land / protocol
    5:19 Bitcoin is for everyone
    10:00 “Bitcoin miners are dung beetles”
    23:13 Bitcoin mining helps the electrical grid
    32:50 ASIC research testing- Distributedha.sh
    43:20 PI System from Upstream Data
    44:45 Favorite bitcoin ASIC miner
    52:25 ASIC miner performance and improving temperatures
    1:00:00 Bitcoin miner efficiency
    1:03:00 No-KYC bitcoin at home with your energy bill
    1:08:10 HODLing is hard
    1:11:10 Why regulation is ineffective
    1:20:30 Rocky Mountain Bitcoiners
    1:23:00 Importance of staying humble and stacking sats
    1:41:49 Question for Adam O - how do you get used to thinking in BTC terms?
    1:44:20 Outro/Socials -@bikesandbitcoin

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    Bitcoin Mining and Adoption Narratives with Charlie Spears | Value Stack 24

    Bitcoin Mining and Adoption Narratives with Charlie Spears | Value Stack 24

    Charlie Spears is the founder of Nakamotor Partners.

    In this episode, we talk all about running a bitcoin mining operation in a bear market, the narratives surrounding energy use and the oil & gas industry, how language shapes our reality, and more! Check out the full topics list below.
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    0:00 Intro - Charlie Spears of Nakamotor Partners (nakamotor.io)
    0:45 Nakamotor Partners - bitcoin at the wellsite
    3:20 Vertical integration in the oilfield
    7:50 Structuring bitcoin mining contracts
    9:55 Path to working in the bitcoin industry
    13:30 Bitcoin Reddit and the Block Size Wars
    15:45 Importance of bitcoin narratives
    20:00 Why we should rename bitcoin mining
    22:00 Challenges of decentralization
    23:10 Defending against the ESG narrative
    26:00 Bitcoin wallets = signing device
    38:00 Tulsa DAO, Sports & eSports / League of Legends bitcoiners
    44:45 Balancing hobbies & interests
    47:14 Investing in your business vs buying bitcoin
    48:30 Mining bitcoin in a bear market
    55:28 Proof of work in life
    57:30 Bitcoin maximalism
    1:00:06 Fountain app - "best web3 app" - podcasting 2.0
    1:02:47 Comparing independent vs mainstream media narratives
    1:06:13 The Drilldown - #1 oil and gas podcast
    1:12:30 Beauty of complexity behind the scenes
    1:15:05 Money and political history
    1:17:00 Scaling human trust worldwide
    1:19:19 Catallaxy vs economy - empowering individuals
    1:21:50 To the moon - bitcoin and space travel
    1:23:25 Maintaining childlike creativity as you get older
    1:25:45 Weighing bitcoin narratives
    1:31:20 Question for next guest - @Bikesandbitcoin - Favorite ASIC and why?
    1:32:52 Outro/ Social media links

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    Bitcoin Culture with Mark Goodwin from Bitcoin Magazine | Value Stack 23

    Bitcoin Culture with Mark Goodwin from Bitcoin Magazine | Value Stack 23

    Mark Goodwin and his team produce the quarterly print edition of Bitcoin Magazine.
    In this episode, we talk about bitcoin culture, differences in strategies of producing digital vs print content, "fiat-disease" and sobriety, reclaiming sovereignty, and more.
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    0:00 Intro
    1:40 Learning about Bitcoin through the Silk Road
    5:06 Crypto lessons since 2017
    6:58: Was the ETH merge successful?
    7:50 Are stablecoins still worth using?
    9:00 Interest rates - are they instruments of war?
    10:10 Exchange rates and inflation - Euro, Pound, Dollar
    13:08 Keeping conviction in bitcoin
    14:10 From slinging drinks to magazines
    22:58 Importance of trust in relationships
    26:20 What does bitcoin look like in the future?
    30:00 Why is the lightning network important?
    33:40 Creating a good UX for bitcoin wallets
    36:30 Bitcoin Magazine - Q3 ‘22 Orange Party Bitcoin Politics Issue
    55:20 Creating bitcoin content during a bear market
    58:20 Favorite bitcoin content creators
    1:04:30 Studying already successful content to improve quality
    1:06:20 Creating media that people revisit years later
    1:13:00 Appreciating the elegance of complex systems
    1:16:00 Bitcoin culture and humanity
    1:23:00 How high can the DXY go?
    1:26:44 Fiat culture and alcohol
    1:42:11 Rhetoric about money and economics
    1:44:05 Predicting the Bitcoin Renaissance
    1:45:09 AI Singularity - Ray Kurzweil on Lex Fridman
    1:49:08 Bitcoin Hard Forks
    1:49:34 Outro / Social Media Links

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    Gamification of Bitcoin Adoption with Will Reeves | Value Stack 22

    Gamification of Bitcoin Adoption with Will Reeves | Value Stack 22

    Will Reeves is the CEO of Fold app and co-creator of Bitopoly. He’s leading the way in making Bitcoin adoption and education fun and approachable.

    I’m excited to release this episode where we discussed strategies for making Bitcoin adoption viral, building companies in volatile markets, and how to make a good game/app that keeps people coming back for more.
    Enjoy Episode 22 of Value Stack Podcast!
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    0:00 Intro
    2:00 Bitcoin Story
    5:20 Separating Signal from Noise
    8:50 Evolution of Fold app and Staying Bitcoin-only
    11:30 Barriers to Bitcoin Adoption
    16:00 Designing the Buy Bitcoin feature at Fold
    20:00 Making Apps That Are Fun to Use
    22:20 Keeping a Light-Hearted Approach to Bitcoin
    26:00 Embracing Variable Rewards in Fold App
    34:00 Hiring Culture
    41:10 Fold Metaverse
    46:10 Building a Community of Passionate Users
    48:40 Anatomy of a Strategy Game
    57:55 Bitopoly - The Bitcoin Party Card Game
    1:03:18 Importance of Nature and Being Outdoors
    1:06:00 Finding Fulfillment in Work
    1:08:00 Favorite Bitcoin Meme / Socials / Outro


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    Riding the Investing Rollercoaster with @JMPlusEV | Value Stack 21

    Riding the Investing Rollercoaster with @JMPlusEV | Value Stack 21

    Jared is the host of the Crypto Parabellum Podcast and +Expected Value telegram group. Initially in commercial insurance and investor in real estate, he's now been trading crypto a few years ago and has excelled enough to leave his job and do it full time.

    His macro takes are on-point and he’s one of the few people I give weight to when he makes market calls.
    Obviously without a crystal ball, he must have knowledge that we can learn from to enhance our investing skills, so Iam excited to have him on the show for Episode 21 of Value Stack!
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    0:00 Intro
    4:00 Bitcoin Rabbit Hole Story
    10:49 Views on Crypto vs Other Assets
    13:10 Bitcoin vs Crypto
    15:33 Bitcoin as Fed Insurance / Inflation Reduction Act
    17:00 Challenges in Teaching and Spreading Bitcoin Adoption
    22:45 Education Resources vs Decentralization Tradeoffs in Bitcoin
    24:30 Role of Companies in Bitcoin Adoption
    27:25 Importance of Time Horizon and Balance
    30:25 Future Generations and Bitcoin Inheritance
    31:40 Cycles of Life
    33:45 Managing Emotions in Trading / Identifying Market Sentiment
    35:45Importance of Planning Trades and Risk Management
    42:35Investing for More than Returns
    44:30 JP’s Shows - Crypto Parabellum Podcast, +Expected Value, Stacked Labs
    45:45 Crypto Narrative Wars
    48:45 Will the Next Generation Reject Fiat and Paper Money?
    53:42 How Technology Both Undermines and Empowers Government Power
    57:35 Future of the United States/ Importance of State’s Rights
    1:01:30 Rejecting the Mainstream Media
    1:03:29 Changing Demographics in US Cities
    1:09:30 Becoming a Gold Maximalist
    1:11:20 Keeping an Open Mind Througout Life
    1:15:10 Outro/Socials


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