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Learn about the future of money and how Bitcoin proposes a solution to the problems in our monetary system. Why is wealth concentration growing? Will the U.S. dollar always be the world reserve currency? Is Bitcoin the "internet of money?" Journalist and educator Natalie Brunell shares one-on-one interviews with thought leaders. Whether you're eager to start learning about Bitcoin, or already follow the world of cryptocurrency and its pioneers, this show has something for you to HODL. Join us every month and connect with us at Natalie@talkingbitcoin.com.

Copyright 2023.

Coin Stories with Natalie Brunell Natalie Brunell

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    • 4.8 • 286 Ratings

Learn about the future of money and how Bitcoin proposes a solution to the problems in our monetary system. Why is wealth concentration growing? Will the U.S. dollar always be the world reserve currency? Is Bitcoin the "internet of money?" Journalist and educator Natalie Brunell shares one-on-one interviews with thought leaders. Whether you're eager to start learning about Bitcoin, or already follow the world of cryptocurrency and its pioneers, this show has something for you to HODL. Join us every month and connect with us at Natalie@talkingbitcoin.com.

Copyright 2023.

    Des Dickerson: The Easiest Way To Start in Bitcoin

    Des Dickerson: The Easiest Way To Start in Bitcoin

    In this episode with Des Dickerson, Co-founder, and CEO of THNDR Games, we discuss:
    Des's background and Bitcoin journey Building THNDR Games, a company that allows you to win Bitcoin through online gaming Why women are among the biggest gaming consumers Balancing people's addiction to their mobile devices Introducing Bitcoin education through games ----
    Bio: Des Dickerson is the Co-Founder and CEO of THNDR Games, a company whose mission is to bring Bitcoin to the world through mobile games. She was previously VP of Business Operations at Lightning Labs. Des earned her Bachelor's in Biology/Endocrinology from the University of Chicago, and a Master's in Biophysics and Physiology from Georgetown University. Follow Des on X at https://x.com/dickerson_des 
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    Coin Stories is powered by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    Natalie’s Promotional Links: 
    Bitcoin Nashville is July 25-27th! Join me for my 3rd Annual Women of Bitcoin Brunch! Get 10% off your conference passes using the code HODL: https://b.tc/conference.  Buy Bitcoin, secure it through multisig collaborative custody, start a Bitcoin IRA or take out a Bitcoin loan with UNCHAINED: https://shorturl.at/jmW29 promo code Natalie  Never wait or pay high fees for making Bitcoin payments. Use Speed Lightning Wallet to instantly send and receive Bitcoin: https://speedbtcwallet.onelink.me/cGph/coinstories   Safely self-custody your Bitcoin with Coinkite and the ColdCard Wallet. Get 5% off: https://shorturl.at/apsLU  Master your Bitcoin self-custody with 1-on-1 help and gain peace of mind with the help of The Bitcoin Way: https://www.thebitcoinway.com/partners/natalie-brunell  Protect yourself from SIM Swaps that can hack your accounts and steal your Bitcoin. Join America’s most secure mobile service, trusted by CEOs, VIPs and top corporations: https://www.efani.com/natalie  Don’t waste hundreds of dollars per month on fiat health insurance. Join me at CrowdHealth, a large community of Bitcoiners passionate about health who crowdfund each other’s care: www.crowdhealth.com/natalie   Connect with Bitcoiners and Bitcoin merchants wherever you live and travel on the Orange Pill App: https://shorturl.at/gvxS3 ----
    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    #money #Bitcoin #investing

    • 27 min
    News Block: SEC Approves Spot ETH ETFs, Bitcoin Now a Presidential Campaign Issue, Crypto Regulatory Bill FIT21 Passes, House Bans Fed CBDC

    News Block: SEC Approves Spot ETH ETFs, Bitcoin Now a Presidential Campaign Issue, Crypto Regulatory Bill FIT21 Passes, House Bans Fed CBDC

    In this week's episode of the Coin Stories News Block powered by Bitdeer (NASDAQ: BTDR), we cover these major headlines related to Bitcoin and global finance:
    The SEC Approves Multiple Spot Ethereum ETFs Bitcoin Officially Becomes a Presidential Campaign Issue for Biden and Trump Crypto Regulatory Framework Bill FIT21 Passes House House Passes Bill Banning Fed from Issuing CBDC -----
    The News Block is powered exclusively by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    References mentioned in the episode: 
    SEC Ethereum ETF Approval Document
    Reuters Article Expecting to Deny Ethereum ETFs Ethereum ETF Issuers Drop Staking from Filings
    Caitlin Long’s Testimony on White House Attack  Trump Campaign to “Build Crypto Army” Bitwise CIO Memo on Recent Political Shift Banks Write Letter Urging SEC to Repeal Rule  Wall Street is Chuck Shumer’s Largest Donor Nearly 20% of U.S. Adults Own Cryptocurrency  Financial Innovation & Technology for the 21st Century Act House Passes a Bill Banning Fed from Issuing CBDC White House Statement Opposing FIT21 Gary Gensler Statment Opposing FIT21 ----
    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    • 11 min
    Hunter Horsley: "Mainstream Era of Bitcoin," Spot ETF Race & What % Institutions Are Investing

    Hunter Horsley: "Mainstream Era of Bitcoin," Spot ETF Race & What % Institutions Are Investing

    In this episode with Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise, we discuss:  
    Bitcoin creating a global standard and addressing the decline in trust in leaders and corporations Success of spot Bitcoin ETFs How much are institutions allocations -- 1%? 3%? 28%?! When will FAANGs invest in Bitcoin? Will all 11 ETF issuers survive?  Fragmentation in internet commerce and bank settlements ----
    Bio: Hunter Horsley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bitwise Asset Management, one of the largest cryptocurrency asset managers. The former Facebook product manager earned a Bachelor's in Economics from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
    Follow Hunter on X at https://x.com/HHorsley
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    Coin Stories is powered by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    Natalie’s Promotional Links: 
    Bitcoin Nashville is July 25-27th! Join me for my 3rd Annual Women of Bitcoin Brunch! Get 10% off your conference passes using the code HODL: https://b.tc/conference.  Buy Bitcoin, secure it through multisig collaborative custody, start a Bitcoin IRA or take out a Bitcoin loan with UNCHAINED: https://shorturl.at/jmW29 promo code Natalie  Never wait or pay high fees for making Bitcoin payments. Use Speed Lightning Wallet to instantly send and receive Bitcoin: https://speedbtcwallet.onelink.me/cGph/coinstories  Safely self-custody your Bitcoin with Coinkite and the ColdCard Wallet. Get 5% off: https://shorturl.at/apsLU  Master your Bitcoin self-custody with 1-on-1 help and gain peace of mind with the help of The Bitcoin Way: https://www.thebitcoinway.com/partners/natalie-brunell  Protect yourself from SIM Swaps that can hack your accounts and steal your Bitcoin. Join America’s most secure mobile service, trusted by CEOs, VIPs and top corporations: https://www.efani.com/natalie  Don’t waste hundreds of dollars per month on fiat health insurance. Join me at CrowdHealth, a large community of Bitcoiners passionate about health who crowdfund each other’s care: www.crowdhealth.com/natalie   Connect with Bitcoiners and Bitcoin merchants wherever you live and travel on the Orange Pill App: https://shorturl.at/gvxS3 ----
    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    VALUE FOR VALUE — SUPPORT NATALIE’S SHOWS
    Strike ID https://strike.me/coinstoriesnat/ Cash App $CoinStories  
    #money #Bitcoin #investing

    • 46 min
    Alex Busarov: The First Bitcoin-Mining Home Appliances, Earn Bitcoin While Heating Your Home

    Alex Busarov: The First Bitcoin-Mining Home Appliances, Earn Bitcoin While Heating Your Home

    In this episode with Alex Busarov, founder of Heatbit, we discuss:
    Mining Bitcoin while heating your home with Heatbit: https://heatbit.com/?ref=NATALIEBRUNELL Will more at-home appliances become miners? Why should people mine Bitcoin at their home or office? Mining pools and centralization risks How much does it cost to mine and what are the chances of winning a Bitcoin block Building a Bitcoin company - the pros and challenges  ----
    Bio: Alex Busarov is the Founder and CEO of Heatbit, the company behind the world’s first Bitcoin-mining home appliances. Think Dyson, but with Bitcoin rewards. Before starting Heatbit, Alex was a consultant at McKinsey, where he worked with major energy companies. His work shaped some of the largest wind and solar energy projects worldwide. The Russian native has spent a lot of time in China, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Follow Alex on X at https://x.com/heatbit_com
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    Coin Stories is powered by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    Natalie’s Promotional Links: 
    Mine Bitcoin and Heat Your Home with Heatbit: https://heatbit.com/?ref=NATALIEBRUNELL  Bitcoin Nashville is July 25-27th! Join me for my 3rd Annual Women of Bitcoin Brunch! Get 10% off your conference passes using the code HODL: https://b.tc/conference.  Buy Bitcoin, secure it through multisig collaborative custody, start a Bitcoin IRA or take out a Bitcoin loan with UNCHAINED: https://shorturl.at/jmW29 promo code Natalie  Never wait or pay high fees for making Bitcoin payments. Use Speed Lightning Wallet to instantly send and receive Bitcoin: https://speedbtcwallet.onelink.me/cGph/coinstories  Safely self-custody your Bitcoin with Coinkite and the ColdCard Wallet. Get 5% off: https://shorturl.at/apsLU  Master your Bitcoin self-custody with 1-on-1 help and gain peace of mind with the help of The Bitcoin Way: https://www.thebitcoinway.com/partners/natalie-brunell  Protect yourself from SIM Swaps that can hack your accounts and steal your Bitcoin. Join America’s most secure mobile service, trusted by CEOs, VIPs and top corporations: https://www.efani.com/natalie  Don’t waste hundreds of dollars per month on fiat health insurance. Join me at CrowdHealth, a large community of Bitcoiners passionate about health who crowdfund each other’s care: www.crowdhealth.com/natalie   Connect with Bitcoiners and Bitcoin merchants wherever you live and travel on the Orange Pill App: https://shorturl.at/gvxS3 ----
    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    VALUE FOR VALUE — SUPPORT NATALIE’S SHOWS
    Strike ID https://strike.me/coinstoriesnat/ Cash App $CoinStories  
    #money #Bitcoin #investing

    • 20 min
    News Block: CPI Cools But Inflation Still Sticky, Pension Funds Buying Bitcoin, Vanguard Appoints Ex-BlackRock ETF Lead as CEO, Paul Ryan: Stablecoins Provide Demand For Treasuries, Bitcoin’s Volatility Hits New All-time Low

    News Block: CPI Cools But Inflation Still Sticky, Pension Funds Buying Bitcoin, Vanguard Appoints Ex-BlackRock ETF Lead as CEO, Paul Ryan: Stablecoins Provide Demand For Treasuries, Bitcoin’s Volatility Hits New All-time Low

    In this week's episode of the Coin Stories News Block powered by Bitdeer (NASDAQ: BTDR), we cover these major headlines related to Bitcoin and global finance:
    Biden Administration Imposes More Inflationary Policies, Including China Tariffs Wisconsin Becomes First State to Buy Bitcoin in its Pension Fund Vanguard Appoints Ex-BlackRock ETF Lead as New CEO Paul Ryan: Stablecoins Can Help Solve U.S.’s Debt Problem Bitcoin’s Volatility Hits a New All-time Low -----
    The News Block is powered exclusively by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    References mentioned in the episode: 
    April CPI Comes in at 3.4% Year-over-Year  President Biden Sharply Increases Chinese Tariffs  President Biden Interview with Yahoo! Finance  President Biden Tweet on Inflationary Tariffs Wisconsin State Pension Fund Buys Bitcoin ETFs Bitwise CIO’s Memo on Institutional ETF Buying  First Wave of ETF is Mostly Retail Investors  Vanguard’s Perspective on Bitcoin ETFs Vanguard Hires Ex-BlackRock ETF Head  IMF Chief Calls U.S. Debt Load “Mind Boggling”  Congressional Budget Office’s Budget Projections  Paul Ryan’s Comments on Stablecoins Fidelity Digital Assets Research on Bitcoin’s Volatility 
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    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    VALUE FOR VALUE — SUPPORT NATALIE’S SHOWS
    Strike ID https://strike.me/coinstoriesnat/ Cash App $CoinStories  
    #money #Bitcoin #investing

    • 10 min
    Ed Dowd: Banking Failures and Market Crash Will Lead to Great Reset, CBDCs and Fight for Freedom

    Ed Dowd: Banking Failures and Market Crash Will Lead to Great Reset, CBDCs and Fight for Freedom

    In this episode with macro analyst Ed Dowd, we discuss: 
    The current state of the economy and whether a crash is looming What would a 30-50% stock crash look like and could money printing 'save it' Bank consolidations: Ed predicts failures of many regional banks and a few Too Big to Fail Banks emerging at the top How will a CBDC work and why would they introduce one? Is Bitcoin the solution to the broken financial system? Are leaders malicious or incompetent? Why the divide of red vs blue? Why Ed sees a lot of hope  ----
    Bio: Edward Dowd is currently a founding partner with Phinance Technologies a global macro alternative investment firm. He has worked on Wall Street most of his career spanning both credit markets and equity markets. Some of the firms he worked for include HSBC, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Independence Investments, and most notably at Blackrock as a portfolio manager where he managed a $14 billion Growth equity portfolio for ten years. After BlackRock, he founded OceanSquare Asset Management with two former BlackRock colleagues.
    Follow Ed on X at https://x.com/DowdEdward
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    Coin Stories is powered by Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a publicly-traded leader in Bitcoin mining that stands alone as the only vertically-integrated, technology-focused Bitcoin mining company. Learn more at www.bitdeer.com. 
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    Natalie’s Promotional Links: 
    Bitcoin Nashville is July 25-27th! Join me for my 3rd Annual Women of Bitcoin Brunch! Get 10% off your conference passes using the code HODL: https://b.tc/conference.  Buy Bitcoin, secure it through multisig collaborative custody, start a Bitcoin IRA or take out a Bitcoin loan with UNCHAINED: https://shorturl.at/jmW29 promo code Natalie  Never wait or pay high fees for making Bitcoin payments. Use Speed Lightning Wallet to instantly send and receive Bitcoin: https://speedbtcwallet.onelink.me/cGph/coinstories   Safely self-custody your Bitcoin with Coinkite and the ColdCard Wallet. Get 5% off: https://shorturl.at/apsLU  Master your Bitcoin self-custody with 1-on-1 help and gain peace of mind with the help of The Bitcoin Way: https://www.thebitcoinway.com/partners/natalie-brunell  Protect yourself from SIM Swaps that can hack your accounts and steal your Bitcoin. Join America’s most secure mobile service, trusted by CEOs, VIPs and top corporations: https://www.efani.com/natalie  Connect with Bitcoiners and Bitcoin merchants wherever you live and travel on the Orange Pill App: https://shorturl.at/gvxS3 ----
    This podcast is for educational purposes and should not be construed as official investment advice.
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    VALUE FOR VALUE — SUPPORT NATALIE’S SHOWS
    Strike ID https://strike.me/coinstoriesnat/ Cash App $CoinStories  
    #money #Bitcoin #investing

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings

John Pearl ,

Phenomenal show!

Natalie brings on the best guests and conducts a phenomenal interview. She is well researched, provides the most breaking stories and her passion for Bitcoin shines through in every conversation. Coin Stories has quickly risen to one of my top go-to pods.

Aslskater ,

You’re Doing Great!

I really have enjoyed Natalie’s Podcast. She asks great questions and I appreciate the variety of guests and topics covered. I don’t agree with everything her guests say, but she doesn’t either! She creates a fun space to learn for those at any point in their financial / Bitcoin learning journey. Her YouTube video tutorial about cold storage and podcast with Hal Finleys wife were two of my more recent favorites.

IDeck87 ,

Top tier

Cream rises to the top. I spend a LOT of time listening to BTC podcasts, and this podcast has become my favorite. Great guests, and Natalie is a fantastic interviewer. Easy to follow and listen to for both the novice and the folks that are all the way down the rabbit hole. Keep up the great work!!

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