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Firefighters explore economics, finance, & the most important monetary technology of the 21st century—Bitcoin. Why it’s important. Its future implications. How this protocol & network functions. The reason it matters within your investment portfolio.

Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Firefighters explore economics, finance, & the most important monetary technology of the 21st century—Bitcoin. Why it’s important. Its future implications. How this protocol & network functions. The reason it matters within your investment portfolio.

    BCB086_CK SNARKS: You Aren’t Bullish Enough.

    BCB086_CK SNARKS: You Aren’t Bullish Enough.

    CK_Snarks (Christian Keroles), Journalist and General Manager at Bitcoin Magazine joins Dan and Josh to explain why you simply aren’t bullish enough on Bitcoin.
    WE COVER:
    Bear Market Comparison
    Testicles on the Bitcoin Bull in Miami
    A Rational Bitcoin Allocation
    Bitcoin Conference 2023
    Why Mining and Energy are Entirely Overlooked
    Bitcoin Education has MASSIVELY improved!
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Bitcoin Magazine
    Bitcoin Conference
    Looking Glass Education
    Bitcoin TINA
    Andreas Antonopoulous
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **SWAN** — Buy Bitcoin with Swan! Own your Future! Swan’s Mission is to walk alongside you on your journey into Bitcoin, the future of money. Swan is the best way to build your Bitcoin stack, with automated Bitcoin savings plans and instant purchases. Serving clients of any size, from $10 to $10M+.  Timing the market is foolish, Swan allows you to dollar cost average and protect yourself from…yourself!  Setup recurring DCA and have your Bitcoin auto withdrawn to a wallet you control. Swan is THE BEST and SAFEST place to buy Bitcoin in our opinion.  Swan.com. For a limited time, Swan is offering Swan Premium to Fire/Police/Military Swan.com/fire.
    **START9** — Take back control of your data. Everything you do online is intermediated, your data custodied.  Opt out by running a private server. Previously this was only available to the wealthy and the tech savvy. Start9 levels the playing field and makes it available to everyone else. Just as Windows and Mac made personal computers available to everyone, Start9 is making personal servers available to everyone. Start9 has many applications available including Bitcoin Core and lighting implementations.  
    Embassy One– A small uncompromising personal server, capable of running BTC Core
    Embassy Pro–The most powerful, secure, and reliable private server in the world
    **COINKITE** — Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER, BlockClock Micro, and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com (Promo Code 'BCB' for ColdCard discount)
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC** — Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands. What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS** — Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (capitallogisticsllc.com)
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    —PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning N

    • 1 hr 9 min
    BCB085_WILL REEVES: The Subtle Art of Stacking Sats

    BCB085_WILL REEVES: The Subtle Art of Stacking Sats

    Will Reeves, CEO & Cofounder of Fold, stops in to discuss the seemingly simple yet often elusive art of stacking sats.
     
    WE COVER:
    Cheat codes for stacking more sats
    Is this bear market different from the ones before it?
    What makes Fold different, and why they are built to survive bear markets
    The lightning network & the future of the payments industry
     
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Fold
    Guide to getting BTC rewards while paying your mortgage
     
    SHOW SPONSORS:
     
    **COINKITE**—Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard Mk3 purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER, BlockClock Micro, and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com.
     
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC**—Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands. What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
     
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS**—Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (capitallogisticsllc.com)
     
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    —PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network!  We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain)
    —TIPS: strike.me/bcb (tips also open on Twitter)
     
    TWITTER: Follow Will Reeves @wlrvs, Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC 
     
    EMAIL: Send us questions, comments, or feedback at bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BCB084_KLIPPSTEN & BEI: FTX, Crypto Contagion, & Rescuing a Swan

    BCB084_KLIPPSTEN & BEI: FTX, Crypto Contagion, & Rescuing a Swan

    Cory Klippsten and Dom Bei join Josh and Dan for a rousing discussion ranging from a daring rescue on the beach to the FTX fallout and beyond.  
    WE COVER:
    The FTX/Alameda fallout
    The Pacific Bitcoin Rescue
    Protecting your Bitcoin
    The Pacific Bitcoin Conference
    Swan Premium for FIre/Police/Military (swan.com/fire)
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Swan Premium FREE for First Responders and Military
    Bride to Bridge Podcast 
    Pacific Bitcoin
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC**—Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands. What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS**—Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (Domestic Freight — International Freight)
    **COINKITE**—Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard Mk3 purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com.
    ABOUT DOM BEI:
    Dom is a Captain at Santa Monica Fire Dept and the Union President of IAFF local 1109.  He responded with crews to an emergency when a Swan employee was injured on the beach.  Dom and the SMFD crew took full precautions and may have saved this person from paralysis.  Great job SMFD!
    ABOUT CORY KLIPPSTEN:
    Cory is the Founder & CEO of Swan Bitcoin.  He also serves as an advisor to Unchained Capital & Riot Blockchain, and he's a partner at Bitcoin Ventures.  He earned his MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business, and in a past life he worked at Google, McKinsey, Microsoft and Morgan Stanley.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    ⇨PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network!  We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez Fountain,
    ⇨TIPS: strike.me/bcb (tips also open on Twitter)
    TWITTER: Follow Cory Klippsten @coryklippsten, Follow Dom Bei @Beiwatch1, Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC 
    EMAIL: Send us questions, comments, or feedback at bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com
    CLAIM=5df204ac0972183e18a5d0bc67a3f0a5cd22a273=CLAIM
    Now

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BCB083_ANDY SCHOONOVER: Bitcoin Fixes Healthcare

    BCB083_ANDY SCHOONOVER: Bitcoin Fixes Healthcare

    Andy Schoonover, CEO of CrowdHealth, stops by BCB for an enlightening chat regarding the dysfunction of the modern healthcare system and Bitcoin’s role in rectifying wayward incentives.
     
    WE COVER:
    Reflections on the current Bitcoin bear market
    Why healthcare system is so broken
    How CrowdHealth works to completely rewire incentives in healthcare
    What role Bitcoin can play in paying for healthcare
     
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    CrowdHealth Bitcoin Product 
    CrowdHealth Main Product
    (use code “BLUE” for special offer)
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC**—Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands. What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS**—Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (Domestic Freight — International Freight)
    **LEDN**—A Bitcoin forward financial services company that has chosen to mirror and embrace the transparency, accountability, and auditability of Bitcoin itself by undergoing Proof of Reserves. Use Bitcoin as collateral and access dollar loans with Ledn Bitcoin backed loans. Harness your Bitcoin holdings to buy a new property or finance the home you already own with the upcoming Ledn Bitcoin Mortgage Product. Save Bitcoin and USDC and have access to Ledn's Dollar Loans and trading service. You can look into Ledn’s well architected menu of services at Ledn.io (All products and services subject to availability & jurisdiction.) RECEIVE $10 USDC by signing up and funding using the following link: start.ledn.io/bluecollarbitcoin
    **COINKITE**—Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard Mk3 purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    ⇨PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network!  We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Fountain, Breez & more.
    ⇨TIPS: strike.me/bcb (tips also open on Twitter)
     
    TWITTER: Follow Andy Schoonover @SchoonoverAndy, Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC 
     
    EMAIL: Send us questions, comments, or feedback at bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BCB082_SAMSON MOW: Nation State Orange Pilling

    BCB082_SAMSON MOW: Nation State Orange Pilling

    Samson Mow, CEO of both Jan3 and Pixelmatic, joins Josh & Dan to discuss orange pilling nation states and the likelihood of hyperbitcoinization.
    WE COVER:
    Nation State Adoption and Jan3
    Commodity Stablecoins
    The Route of Hyperbitcoinization
    CBDCs
    Samson’s Experience Living in China
    Current State of Volcano Bonds
    Liquid Network in Video Games (Infinite Fleet)
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Jan3
    Pixelmatic 
    Infinite Fleet 
    Samson Bitcoin Magazine Article 
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC**—Leverage the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands.
    What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS**—Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (Domestic Freight — International Freight)
    **LEDN**—A Bitcoin forward financial services company that has chosen to mirror and embrace the transparency, accountability, and auditability of Bitcoin itself by undergoing Proof of Reserves. Use Bitcoin as collateral and access dollar loans with Ledn Bitcoin backed loans. Harness your Bitcoin holdings to buy a new property or finance the home you already own with the upcoming Ledn Bitcoin Mortgage Product. Save Bitcoin and USDC and have access to Ledn's Dollar Loans and trading service. You can look into Ledn’s well architected menu of services at Ledn.io (All products and services subject to availability & jurisdiction.) RECEIVE $10 USDC by signing up and funding using the following link: start.ledn.io/bluecollarbitcoin
    **COINKITE**—Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard Mk3 purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com.
    ABOUT SAMSON MOW:
    Samson has a TON going on. He was COO of BTC China, and was previously the CSO at Blocktream. He is currently the CEO of both Pixelmatic and Jan3. He was instrumental in the small block camp during the Blocksize Wars between 2015-2017. He also orchestrated the Volcano Bond idea in El Salvador. At Pixelmatic he is overseeing the game Infinite Fleet, which incorporates a Bitcoin Liquid Network token called INF. Jan3 has the goal of assisting with nation state adoption of Bitcoin. We honestly don’t know how he possibly has the time to do all of this!
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    ⇨PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network! We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez, Fountain & more.
    ⇨TIPS: strike.me/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    BCB081_CORY KLIPPSTEN: Accelerating Bitcoin Adoption

    BCB081_CORY KLIPPSTEN: Accelerating Bitcoin Adoption

    Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, makes his second stop on BCB to share some laughs and explore his deep conviction in Bitcoin's significance.
     
    WE COVER:
    Why Bitcoin is destined to dominate over "crypto"
    Bitcoin as a leaderless movement
    Cory's 3-point Shot
    Crypto scams & scammers
    Bitcoin Venture Capital
    Steelmanning your Bitcoin position
    Pacific Bitcoin Conference (promo code SWAN)
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Pacific Bitcoin Conference (promo code SWAN)
    Swan Bitcoin 
    Lyn Alden 'Bitcoin Risks Segment'
    Accounts Cory references about calling out Twitter scams:
    @MikeBurgersburg
    @GaloyMoney

    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC**—Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care Crowdfunding to put decisions about your health back in YOUR hands. What if you didn’t have to pay healthcare premiums anymore? What if you could invest in bitcoin instead? With CrowdHealth, you can put aside money for health expenses in your own account, and even hold a large part of it in bitcoin — if bitcoin goes up, you get the upside — not big insurance companies. Go to joincrowdhealth.com and use code BLUE now and experience freedom from health insurance by utilizing Bitcoin!
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS**—Capital Logistics is a non-asset based third-party logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. There are countless details involved with carrying perishable freight, and we are extremely well-versed in all aspects. Capital Logistics offers personalized, 24/7 service, unparalleled visibility on your shipments, and the most competitive rates on both domestic LTL and FTL trucking and cold chain solutions. Capital Logistics is a Blue Collar Company supporting Blue Collar Bitcoin!  They also STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet!  Support Bitcoin Companies! (Domestic Freight — International Freight)
    **LEDN**—A Bitcoin forward financial services company that has chosen to mirror and embrace the transparency, accountability, and auditability of Bitcoin itself by undergoing Proof of Reserves. Use Bitcoin as collateral and access dollar loans with Ledn Bitcoin backed loans. Harness your Bitcoin holdings to buy a new property or finance the home you already own with the upcoming Ledn Bitcoin Mortgage Product. Save Bitcoin and USDC and have access to Ledn's Dollar Loans and trading service. You can look into Ledn’s well architected menu of services at Ledn.io (All products and services subject to availability & jurisdiction.) RECEIVE $10 USDC by signing up and funding using the following link: start.ledn.io/bluecollarbitcoin
    **COINKITE**—Makers or the best Bitcoin security hardware in the world. Use PROMO CODE "BCB" for 5% off ColdCard Mk3 purchases at coinkite.com. Coinkite is the producer of the iconic ColdCard.  ColdCard is widely regarded as the MOST secure signing device in existence, and can be used by beginners all the way up to the most advanced users (The 2 of us have relied on this device for years.) If you wanna get frisky, check out the BlockClock Mini, this beauty sits on a bookshelf or hangs on the wall and displays any metric about Bitcoin you can think of.  BlockClock Mini is a lust worthy addition to any Bitcoiners home. Other Coinkite products include the OPENDIME, the SATSCARD, the TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER and sweet hats. All available at coinkite.com.
    ABOUT CORY KLIPPSTEN
    Cory is the Founder & CEO of Swan Bitcoin.  He also serves as an advisor to Unchained Capital & Riot Blockchain, and he's a partner at Bitcoin Ventures.  He earned his MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business, and in a past life he worked at Google, McKinsey, Microsoft and Morgan Stanley.
     
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST:
    ⇨PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network!  We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Fountain, Breez & more.
    ⇨TIPS: strike.me/bcb (tips also open on Twitter)
     
    TWITTER: Follow Cory Klippsten @CoryKlippsten, Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Consumer100 ,

So much good stuff

Awesome podcast. Learn something new about markets/economy/bitcoin in every episode. Guests are awesome as well.

afitz71 ,

Great podcast

Informative and entertaining. Always enjoy listening to these guys

BradsWorld2 ,

Bonds

I loved the Bond episode. I know so little about many financial instruments and a lot of these podcasts just go over my head. It’s not that I can’t learn and grasp concepts and ideas I just don’t know the language. Thank you for breaking these things down for our understanding. I thought Greg and Joe were excellent knowledge sources. I’ve listened to the podcast several times now. Guys, I don’t like cursing. You’re not over the top with it.

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