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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 • 331 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.

    SLP285 Jeff Booth Bitcoin vs Fiat “Extend and Pretend”

    SLP285 Jeff Booth Bitcoin vs Fiat “Extend and Pretend”

    Jeff Booth, technology entrepreneur, author and bitcoin advocate rejoins me on the show to talk about:


    Bitcoin 2021 conference experience
    Fiat system extending itself
    MicroStrategy Bitcoin buying
    Macro investors
    Surveillance coins (CBDC) and what they would mean
    Supercycle thoughts

    Jeff Booth links:


    Twitter: @jeffbooth
    Site: Thepriceoftomorrow.com

    Previous episode:


    SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 53 min
    SLP284 Steve Barbour - Bitcoin & Fossil Fuels vs Fiat Maxis

    SLP284 Steve Barbour - Bitcoin & Fossil Fuels vs Fiat Maxis

    Steve Barbour of Upstream Data rejoins me on the show to talk about:


    Fiat Maxis
    Bitcoin Mining Council
    Wind and Solar as unreliables
    Why arguing about renewable usage isn’t the right long term approach
    What Bitcoiners should do about it
    Upstream Data Hash Hut

    Links:


    Twitter: @SGBarbour
    Site: UpstreamData.ca

    Prior episode:


    SLP27 - Turning Stranded Natural Gas Into Bitcoin Mining Hashes, With Steve Barbour Of Upstream Data

    Mentioned:


    Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution by Rothbard

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 54 min
    SLP283 Alex Gladstein Bitcoin: Who’s For Freedom, and Who’s Not?

    SLP283 Alex Gladstein Bitcoin: Who’s For Freedom, and Who’s Not?

    Alex Gladstein CSO of HRF rejoins me on the show to talk about the recent El Salvador Bitcoin legal tender news. We break down the good, the bad and what could go wrong.


    Overview the news
    Historical moment for Bitcoin and the world
    It could have been so much worse
    Merchant adoption and lightning
    HRF grant

    Links:


    Twitter: @gladstein
    Site: HRF.org
    Article: Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of The Petrodollar
    Article: Can Government Stop Bitcoin?

    Prior episodes:


    SLP220 Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good? With Saifedean And Alex Gladstein
    SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? with Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein, & Rafael Yakobi

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 57 min
    SLP282 Alex Epstein - Why Bitcoiners Should Reframe The Energy Debate & Own Their Energy Use

    SLP282 Alex Epstein - Why Bitcoiners Should Reframe The Energy Debate & Own Their Energy Use

    Where are some Bitcoiners going wrong in their thinking and arguments about energy? Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and energy policy commentator joins me to talk about energy use, and why we’re not thinking about it clearly.

    We chat:


    The benefits of energy and fossil fuels
    More energy use is good!
    Renewables are really just unreliables
    Reframing the conversation

    Links:


    Twitter: @AlexEpstein
    Site: Energytalkingpoints.com
    Site: Industrialprogress.com

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SLP281 Cory Klippsten - Bitcoin Is For Everyone, Swan Bitcoin $1B run rate, Bitcoiner Ventures, Elon’s mistakes

    SLP281 Cory Klippsten - Bitcoin Is For Everyone, Swan Bitcoin $1B run rate, Bitcoiner Ventures, Elon’s mistakes

    Cory Klippsten, CEO and Founder of Swan Bitcoin joins me to talk about various topics:


    Working in the bitcoin space
    Teaching newcoiners
    Growing the auto-stacking movement
    The latest with Bitcoin Ventures
    Elon Musk’s mistakes

    Links:


    Site: Swanbitcoin.com
    Site: Bitcoinerventures.com
    Inventing Bitcoin (free book): swanbitcoin.com/freebook
    Twitter: @coryklippsten

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 57 min
    SLP280 BTCxZelko & Pavel - Reclaim Your Bitcoin Privacy with Ronin Dojo

    SLP280 BTCxZelko & Pavel - Reclaim Your Bitcoin Privacy with Ronin Dojo

    If you want the best privacy possible in Bitcoin, you want to use Samourai Wallet. And for the best way to use it, you need to use your own node. Zelko and Pavel join me to talk about the latest with Ronin Dojo, an easy way to do just that. We chat:


    What it is
    Who its for
    Recent upgrades on the UI
    Thoughts on hardware wallets
    Other services and features offered
    Best practice tips on privacy
    Open source licensing
    Getting support

    Links:


    Site: Ronindojo.io
    Zelko: @BTCxZelko 
    Pavel: @pajasevi 
    Ronin telegram chat: RoninDojoUI

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
    CypherSafe (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Valuable and reliable content.

Stephan, host of the Stephan Livera Podcast, highlights all aspects of crypto and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Andy Flattery ,

Made Bitcoin “real” for me

Stephan Livera approaches Bitcoin from an unabashed Austrian economist’s perspective. His podcast is the orange pill for an intermediate understanding of why it’s about more than laser eyes and “number go up.” Start with his solo episode 71.

XandorXandor ,

Excellent Bitcoin podcast

A truly great Bitcoin podcast!

Stephan’s podcast is excellent, particularly for those looking for a more technical or Austrian-economic view on Bitcoin — wh— it is, why it’s important, and the world-changing implications of its technology and technological changes.

Stephan is well versed in the nitty gritty of both the actual tech — digital signatures, segwit, taproot, DLCs, etc — and the underlying economics. And Stephan does not shy away from controversy. His recent interview with Alex Epstein is an excellent example: While the rest of the community scrambles to assure those outside of Bitcoin that mining uses mostly renewable energy, etc, Stephan is willing to help question the underlying premises of the concerns around Bitcoin’s energy usage, and to fight for our right to use energy as *we* see valuable, rather than ceding the basic ground of the debate.

Stephan keeps his eye on the ball. This is a fundamentally *free* currency for a *free* people who can and should make their own decisions about what they value, and should not be pushed around by political exigencies.

This podcast is a beautiful example of what makes this technology special — made accessible to the whole world!

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