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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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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.

    BCB095_MATT PINES: Aliens, Geopolitics & Bitcoin

    BCB095_MATT PINES: Aliens, Geopolitics & Bitcoin

    Matt Pines, a cybersecurity and geostrategic intelligence consultant and a National Security Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute, sits down with Josh & Dan to discuss the current geopolitical environment and Bitcoins potential involvement in the friction.
    WE COVER:
    China, Russia & current global tensions
    Dollar and UST vulnerability
    The role of Bitcoin within today’s geopolitical environment 
    Aliens and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena 
    ITEMS MENTIONED 
    Expectation Value by Matt Pines 
    “The Future Geopolitical Order And Bitcoin: An Initial Assessment” by Matt Pines 
    Bitcoin Policy Institute
    “Spies and Lies” by Alex Joske 
    “The Danger Zone” by Hal Brands & Michael Beckley
    Bob Lazar on Joe Rogan
    “Hedging Sanctions Risk: Cryptocurrency in Central Bank Reserves” by Matthew Ferranti 
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    BITCOIN 2023: promo code “BCB23” for 10% off tickets. May 18-20, 2023. We’ll be there! Join us for the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners as we celebrate another year of progress towards hyperbitcoinization. Visit b.tc/conference
    COINKITE — PROMO CODE “BCB” for discount on ColdCard. Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including opendime, satscard, tapsigner, the seedplate, coldpower, blockclock mini & blockclock micro. All available at coinkite.com
    START9 — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. 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. Visit Start9.com
    SWAN — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. Visit Swan.com. For a limited time Swan is offering FREE Swan Premium for 1 year at Swan.com/fire
    CROWDHEALTH BTC — Use CODE BLUE to get 1st 3 months massively reduced at $99/month. Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    CAPITAL LOGISTICS — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet! Support Bitcoin Companies! Visit capitallogisticsllc.com.
    ABOUT MATT PINES:
    Matthew Pines is the Director for Security Intelligence at the Krebs Stamos Group where he works as a cybersecurity and geostrategic intelligence consultant.  Previously he was a government consultant surrounding security and resilience challenges. He has conducted dozens of assessments of national preparedness, emerging technology, and strategic security programs. He strives to apply rigorous analytical methodologies to help policy-makers understand the implications of Bitcoin as an emerging technology for the benefit of the nation. As a National Security Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute, he conducts research and analysis to help policy-makers understand the implications of Bitcoin as an emerging technology. He holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Philosophy (with Honors) from Johns Hopkins University.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain for sat streaming. Tips are open strike.me/bcb
    TWITTER: You can follow us @blue_collarbtc, you can follow Matt Pines @Matthew_Pines
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BCB094_RYAN MACLEOD: The Nuclear Renaissance

    BCB094_RYAN MACLEOD: The Nuclear Renaissance

    Ryan MacLeod is a Nuclear Laboratory Technologist at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.  Ryan joins Josh and Dan to discuss how nuclear energy is the cleanest and most logical power producer for the future, as well as how nuclear energy and Bitcoin complement each other.
    WE COVER:
    Nuclear Risks and Safety concerns
    Why Dan and Josh are basically MDs
    Nuclear waste disposal
    Small modular reactors
    How Bitcoin and Nuclear Energy compliment
    Nuclear Fusion
    ITEMS MENTIONED 
    Paper Ryan Macleod spearheaded – “Small Modular Reactors And Proof of Work Digital Asset Mining in Bitcoin”
    “Bitcoin Is A Pioneer Species” by Brandon Quittem
    Jason Lowery Lecture “How Bitcoin Is The New Internet”
    John Lee Pettimore Tweet Storm
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    BITCOIN 2023: promo code “BCB23” for 10% off tickets. May 18-20, 2023. We’ll be there! Join us for the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners as we celebrate another year of progress towards hyperbitcoinization. Visit b.tc/conference
    COINKITE — PROMO CODE “BCB” for discount on ColdCard. Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including opendime, satscard, tapsigner, the seedplate, coldpower, blockclock mini & blockclock micro. All available at coinkite.com
    START9 — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. 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. Visit Start9.com
    SWAN — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. Visit Swan.com. For a limited time Swan is offering FREE Swan Premium for 1 year at Swan.com/fire
    CROWDHEALTH BTC — Use CODE BLUE to get 1st 3 months massively reduced at $99/month. Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain for sat streaming. Tips are open strike.me/bcb
    TWITTER: You can follow us @blue_collarbtc, you can follow Ryan @NuclearBitcoinr
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Basics_02: Monetary History & The Rise of Bitcoin

    Basics_02: Monetary History & The Rise of Bitcoin

    Part 2 of the Bitcoin Basics Series — a popcorn style chat centering around monetary history and where Bitcoin fits in. Daz & Seb from LookingGlass Education join Dan & Josh throughout this series.
    FULL BITCOIN BASICS SERIES HERE
    WE COVER:
    The origins and history of money
    The shortcomings of our current monetary system 
    What solutions does Bitcoin present?
    WANT MORE? HERE ARE FURTHER RESOURCES REGARDING THIS TOPIC:
    Daz’s pick —  When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson
    Seb’s pick —  Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
    Dan’s pick — “What Is Money, Anyway?” by Lyn Alden
    Josh's pick --Shelling Out by Nick Szabo
    ITEMS MENTIONED:

    Looking Glass Education
    BTC001 Podcast Episode w/ Preston Pysh and Robert Breedlove
    Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    “Bitcoin Is Time” by Gigi
    “The World’s Money Problem” by Lyn Alden (December Newsletter)
    What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar by Murray Rothbard
    The Price of Time by Edward Chancellor

    SHOW SPONSORS:
    BITCOIN 2023: promo code “BCB23” for 10% off tickets. May 18-20, 2023. We’ll be there! Join us for the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners as we celebrate another year of progress towards hyperbitcoinization. Visit b.tc/conference
    COINKITE — PROMO CODE “BCB” for discount on ColdCard. Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including opendime, satscard, tapsigner, the seedplate, coldpower, blockclock mini & blockclock micro. All available at coinkite.com
    START9 — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. 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. Visit Start9.com
    SWAN — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. Visit Swan.com. For a limited time Swan is offering FREE Swan Premium for 1 year at Swan.com/fire
    CROWDHEALTH BTC — Use CODE BLUE to get 1st 3 months massively reduced at $99/month. Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    CAPITAL LOGISTICS — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet! Support Bitcoin Companies! Visit capitallogisticsllc.com.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain for sat streaming. Tips are open strike.me/bcb
    TWITTER: Follow Daz @dazbea1, Follow Seb @Sebbunney, Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC, Follow Looking Glass @LookingGlassEdu
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    BCB092_NVK: Why Dumb Protocols Dominate

    BCB092_NVK: Why Dumb Protocols Dominate

    NVK stops by for his 3rd round on Blue Collar Bitcoin. NVK, Josh & Dan revisit the storied golden dildo, then compose themselves and dig deep and get into the substance:
    Protecting your Bitcoin
    The Core Dev “hack”
    Crypto Clown Land
    FTX and the political aftermath
    NOSTR
    Dumb Networks
    Coinkite developments
    Large Pickles
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Bitcoin Review Podcast w/ NVK
    NOSTR 
    Dumb Networks Are Better (Andreas Antonopoulous)
    ColdCard Setup Guide
    BTC Sessions
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    BITCOIN 2023: promo code “BCB23” for 10% off tickets. May 18-20, 2023. We’ll be there! Join us for the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners as we celebrate another year of progress towards hyperbitcoinization. Visit b.tc/conference
    COINKITE — PROMO CODE “BCB” for discount on ColdCard. Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including opendime, satscard, tapsigner, the seedplate, coldpower, blockclock mini & blockclock micro. All available at coinkite.com
    START9 — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. 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. Visit Start9.com
    SWAN — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. Visit Swan.com. For a limited time Swan is offering FREE Swan Premium for 1 year at Swan.com/fire
    CROWDHEALTH BTC — Use CODE BLUE to get 1st 3 months massively reduced at $99/month. Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    CAPITAL LOGISTICS — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet! Support Bitcoin Companies! Visit capitallogisticsllc.com.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain for sat streaming. Tips are open strike.me/bcb
    TWITTER: Follow NVK @NVK. Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    BCB091_LYN ALDEN: Strong Opinions Held Loosely, Bitcoin Held Tightly

    BCB091_LYN ALDEN: Strong Opinions Held Loosely, Bitcoin Held Tightly

    Lyn Alden stops by for take 2 on Blue Collar Bitcoin. Lyn, Josh & Dan hit a wide array of topics, including the current macro environment, the debt problems that plague modern fiat economies, and where BTC might enter the fray.  
    Random things about Lyn Alden
    Recession incoming?
    The long-term fiscal spiral
    Bitcoin buying opportunity?
    GBTC, Mining Stocks
    Why the World's money is broken
     Viable risks for Bitcoin
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    LynAlden.com 
    “The Problems With DeFi & Crypto” by Lyn Alden 
    “The World’s Money Problem” - Lyn Alden Dec 2022 Newsletter 
    “The Long-Term Fiscal Spiral” - Lyn Nov 2022 Newsletter
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    BITCOIN 2023 — promo code “BCB23” for 10% off tickets. May 18-20, 2023. We’ll be there! Join us for the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners as we celebrate another year of progress towards hyperbitcoinization. Visit b.tc/conference
    COINKITE — PROMO CODE “BCB” for discount on ColdCard. Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including opendime, satscard, tapsigner, the seedplate, coldpower, blockclock mini & blockclock micro. All available at coinkite.com
    START9 — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. 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. Visit Start9.com
    SWAN — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. Visit Swan.com. For a limited time Swan is offering FREE Swan Premium for 1 year at Swan.com/fire
    CROWDHEALTH BTC — Use CODE BLUE to get 1st 3 months massively reduced at $99/month. Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    CAPITAL LOGISTICS — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet! Support Bitcoin Companies! Visit capitallogisticsllc.com.
    SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain for sat streaming. Tips are open strike.me/bcb
    TWITTER: Follow Lyn Alden @LynAldenContact. Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    BCB090_CHECKMATE: Bitcoin Stands Alone (Ethereum vs. BTC)

    BCB090_CHECKMATE: Bitcoin Stands Alone (Ethereum vs. BTC)

    James Check (aka Checkmate), on-chain analyst from Glassnode, joins Josh and Dan to talk about the complicated knots Ethereum has drawn itself into, Bitcoin bear market, and Bitcoin’s blind spots.
    WE COVER:
    Kite Surfing and Football (Soccer)
    TA and On-Chain Analytics
    Current Bear Market location
    Ethereum–its issues after the Merge
    How Stablecoins affect Ether
    Steelmanning Bitcoin
    Checkmate fully divested of Eth
    ITEMS MENTIONED:
    Checkmate’s “Why the Ethereum merge is a monumental blunder”
    Lyn Alden’s “The Problems with DeFi & Crypto”
    Lyn Alden’s December newsletter
    Glassnode 
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    **START9** — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node.
    →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
    **SWAN** — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys.
    →https://www.swanbitcoin.com/
    →For a limited time, Swan is offering Swan Premium to Fire/Police/Military at swan.com/fire
    **COINKITE** — Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including OPENDIME, SATSCARD, TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER, BLOCKCLOCK MINI & MICRO
    →PROMO CODE “BCB” FOR DISCOUNT ON COLDCARD
    →All available at coinkite.com
    **CROWDHEALTH BTC** — Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process.
    →Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin
    **CAPITAL LOGISTICS** — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They 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 open on Twitter)
    TWITTER: Follow Checkmate @_checkmatey_ (https://twitter.com/_Checkmatey_) Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC
    EMAIL: Send questions or comments to bluecollarbitcoinpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Great podcast for noobs

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So much good stuff

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

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