The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast is on a mission to stay on top of what's happening with everything Bitcoin, guiding listeners through the major stories shaping the price, philosophy and community around the financial revolution. The show will also feature brief interviews from leading experts in the space.
Giving Bitcoin to a City with Mayor Jayson Stewart
As someone whose political agenda involves righting past wrongs and enabling citizens to have freedom, Bitcoin perfectly fits all of Jayson’s Stewart’s objectives. Jayson is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and as of 2020, he is the mayor of Cool Valley, Missouri. You may have heard of him: He went viral when he announced he would AirDrop all Cool Valley citizens $500 of Bitcoin. In this episode, Jayson shares why he felt called to run for mayor in his birthplace and the fascinating projects he has implemented thus far, including exposing everyone to some Bitcoin. Jayson explains what went on behind the scenes and the logistics around giving over 1,000 people access to Bitcoin. For Jayson, the most important piece is ensuring Bitcoin is tied to a pursuit of social change and improving their community, uplifting people along the way. Our wide-ranging conversation also touches on the problems with governmental power at the moment, why Bitcoin is fundamentally American, and how other cities in Missouri are reacting to Jayson’s idea. Tune in to hear it all!
Bringing Bitcoin to Ethiopia with Kal Kassa
Spreading knowledge about the power of Bitcoin doesn’t just happen by accident. Getting information out to those who need it requires expertise and concerted effort from someone like Kal Kassa. Kal Kassa works with the Lightning Network and is taking on the charge, pouring energy into bringing awareness into more secluded regions. On this episode, we have the privilege of being joined by Kal as he discusses his work in Ethiopia and the broader narrative around Bitcoin in Africa. Kal uses remote efforts to empower niche populations through distributed currency, but the corruption and array of problems facing the country mean that regaining some agency through Bitcoin could mean real progress. Kal explains exactly how he envisages this happening, and the most urgent areas needing attention. Later in the episode, we get to pick his brain and dive deep into his long-term perspective on Bitcoin's role in Ethiopia and Africa at large. Make sure to join us for this illuminating conversation with Kal Kassa!
Fighting for Financial Literacy in Congress with Aarika Rhodes
For many young people, especially those from less affluent backgrounds, Bitcoin offers a means to grow beyond the constraints of poverty and historic debt. However, enabling this leverage isn’t always easy. Education is paramount, and encouraging financial literacy will determine the agency further generations step into. On this episode, we are joined by Aarika Rhodes as we tease out the struggle for financial literacy and some possible solutions in America. In addition to being a schoolteacher and active member of her community, Aarika is running against Brad Sherman for California's 30th district in next year’s election, opposing Brad on many of the most important points, notably on the topic of Bitcoin and progressive financial education. In our conversation, we get to hear about the importance of new voices, public dialogue, and how she became such a staunch supporter of the Bitcoin movement. Aarika shares stories and experiences that have shaped her worldview, and why she believes deeply in the ground work she is doing with her team to build a better future for the next generation. Join us for an inspiring and illuminating chat with someone on the front lines of an important fight.
Gaining an edge at SALT with Anthony Scaramucci
Bitcoin is just one important aspect of the accelerating changes we see in the contemporary world. From culture and medicine to art and education, the shifts we are beginning to see will undoubtedly only gain momentum in the near future. One of the events that shines a light on this is the well-established SALT Conference, and today we are lucky enough to sit down with the brains behind the event, Anthony Scaramucci! Anthony is also the founder of SkyBridge and has years of experience across different high-powered sectors of the economy. We get into a fascinating conversation centering on the conference, but delving into many topics including the education system, psychedelics, literature, and so much more. Anthony has a very unique take on cryptocurrencies and decentralization and some of his views may not align with the majority of our audience but are incredibly thought-provoking and worthwhile for the open-minded. So to hear it all and for a few more reasons to entice you to attend The SALT Conference, join us today.
Making Bitcoin Successful in El Salvador with Jose Lemus
Today CK sits down with Jose Lemus, the founder of IBEX Mercado, to talk about the exciting developments in the El Salvadorian Bitcoin space! At the time of this recording, Bitcoin is about to be announced as legal tender in the country, and so by the time you listen to this conversation, that will be official! While this is exciting news for El Salvador, its people, and future, there is still some way to go before Bitcoin and the Lightning Network will be able to truly spread in the country and impact its economy on a massive scale. Jose shares some of his insider perspectives on the El Salvadorian situation and we talk about some of the potential hurdles, Bitcoin's scalability, the vision for IBEX, and the forthcoming months following the big announcement about Bitcoin becoming legal tender. Jose is dedicated and passionate about the spread of this technology and his long-term perspective and big picture mentality are hugely inspiring. For all this, be sure to listen in with us today!
FINDING FINANCIAL FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN by Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
A pioneering female CEO has been promoting Bitcoin in Afghanistan since 2013 and sees it needed in her home country now more than ever.
In his latest piece for Bitcoin Magazine, Alex Gladstein discusses one way that Bitcoin has helped women of Afghanistan find the freedom to engage in business and technology.
Join Guy Swann as he reads Alex Gladstein's piece on Bitcoin, women's rights, and Afghanistan.
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Literally 9 mins of intro, no idea when the show starts vs when the promotions end