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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

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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.

    SLP341 Zelko & Din - Ronin Dojo & Tanto

    SLP341 Zelko & Din - Ronin Dojo & Tanto

    Zelko and Din join me to talk about updates with the Ronin Dojo project for Samourai Wallet users. We chat:


    Where the project started
    FOSS project ethos
    Thoughts on VC funding
    Privacy wallets
    Bitcoin node project evolution
    FOSS business & project
    Tanto Hardware
    Supporting Specter and Sparrow

    Links:


    Twitter: @RoninDojoNode
    Site: RoninDojo
    Din: @Din_J76
    Zelko: @BTCxZelko

    Sponsors:


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

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 56 min
    SLP340 Peter Young - El Salvador On The Ground & Free Private Cities

    SLP340 Peter Young - El Salvador On The Ground & Free Private Cities

    Peter Young of the Free Private City Foundation joins me on the show to talk about some of his experiences on the ground and some updates with Free Private Cities. We chat:


    El Salvador on the ground
    Bitcoin and Lightning in the real world
    What it really costs to do merchant processing
    Free Private Cities
    Honduras ZEDEs
    Liberty In Our Lifetime

    Links:


    Twitter: @petermiyoung
    Site: Free Private Cities Foundation
    Conference: Liberty In Our Lifetime Conference

    Relevant episodes:


    SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels As Free Private Cities
    SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The Ground With Aaron Van Wirdum
    SLP283 Alex Gladstein Bitcoin: Who's For Freedom, And Who's Not?

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Braiins.com
    Unchained Capital (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 5 min
    SLP339 Jeremy Rubin - What is Check Template Verify?

    SLP339 Jeremy Rubin - What is Check Template Verify?

    Jeremy Rubin, bitcoin core contributor joins me on the show to talk about Check Template Verify (CTV) - his soft fork proposal to bring new functionality to Bitcoin. We discuss:


    How the idea started
    High level goals with Bitcoin
    How CTV might bring new functionality
    Congestion control use case
    Vaults and protecting coins
    Contrasting CTV with APO ANYPREVOUT
    Commercial use of CTV

    Links:


    BIP: CHECK TEMPLATE VERIFY
    Site: utxos.org
    Twitter: @JeremyRubin
    Advent Calendar blog series: Rubin's 2021 Bitcoin Advent Calendar

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Braiins.com
    Unchained Capital (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 26 min
    SLP338 Mauricio Di Bartolomeo - Bitcoin Home Loans & Stablecoins

    SLP338 Mauricio Di Bartolomeo - Bitcoin Home Loans & Stablecoins

    Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, Co Founder and CSO of Ledn joins me on the show to talk:


    Why use bitcoin backed loans?
    Fiat loan rates vs bitcoin loan rates
    Opportunities and risks
    New products and structures for home loans
    Dealing with margin calls and liquidation
    Stablecoins: are they essential? Where is the market going on this?

    Links:


    Twitter: @cryptonomista
    Site: Ledn.io

    Other episodes:


    SLP236 Nic Carter Stablecoins: Bullish Or Bearish For Bitcoin?
    SLP291 Caitlin Long – Stablecoins, Bitcoin, & The Fed

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Braiins.com
    Unchained Capital (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 8 min
    SLP337 Salvatore Ingala - Ledger’s New Bitcoin App: PSBT, Taproot, Descriptors, Multi-Sig

    SLP337 Salvatore Ingala - Ledger’s New Bitcoin App: PSBT, Taproot, Descriptors, Multi-Sig

    Salvatore Ingala of Ledger joins me to talk about a big revamp of the Ledger Bitcoin app which brings support for a whole host of new features. We chat about:


    How the app shifted from v1 to v2
    PSBT
    Taproot support
    Descriptors
    Merkle Trees
    Improved multi-signature and scripting support

    Links:


    Twitter: @salvatoshi
    Blog post: Bitcoin 2.0.0 App For Ledger

    Other relevant episodes:


    SLP99 Andrew Chow - Hardware Wallets and Bitcoin Core with HWI and PSBT
    SLP292 Andrew Chow Output Script Descriptors For Bitcoin
    SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks
    SLP215 Michael Flaxman - 10x Your Bitcoin Security with Multisig
    SLP222 Jonas Nick and Tim Ruffing - What's MuSig2? What Does It Mean For Bitcoin MultiSig?

    Sponsors:


    Swan Bitcoin
    Hodl Hodl Lend
    Compass Mining
    Braiins.com
    Unchained Capital (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
    SLP336 Sam Callahan - The Problem with the BIS

    SLP336 Sam Callahan - The Problem with the BIS

    Sam Callahan of Swan Bitcoin joins me on the show to talk about the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). We chat about:


    Formation, and shady history
    Why it’s not accountable
    Their plans for social control
    CBDCs
    Loss of privacy
    War on Cash
    What can be done?

    Links:


    Twitter: @samcallah
    Thread: https://twitter.com/samcallah/status/1473815145545551873

    Sponsors:


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

    Stephan Livera links:


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

    • 50 min

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