70 episodes

My name is Brad Mills, I am a Bitcoiner. I'm an average person, I just got into Bitcoin early. I'm not a coder, I look at this space from the point of view of a regular user. I believe BTC is the best form of money. It’s free speech money. Digital Gold. Programmable money for the age of the Internet, uncensorable, peer to peer cash. A new asset class, a store of value. One of the most important open source inventions of our time, gifted to the world by an anonymous creator whose identity is still not known! I fell down the rabbit hole & have been following Bitcoin since 2011. This podcast is my evolving journey in the world of cryptocurrency as I try to reconcile my bitcoin maximalist philosophy & my respect for the Austrian Economic, Libertarian & Cypherpunk roots of bitcoin's creation with the desire to stack BTC by investing in the rest of the space. I hope you enjoy the conversations.

Magic Internet Money Brad Mills

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

My name is Brad Mills, I am a Bitcoiner. I'm an average person, I just got into Bitcoin early. I'm not a coder, I look at this space from the point of view of a regular user. I believe BTC is the best form of money. It’s free speech money. Digital Gold. Programmable money for the age of the Internet, uncensorable, peer to peer cash. A new asset class, a store of value. One of the most important open source inventions of our time, gifted to the world by an anonymous creator whose identity is still not known! I fell down the rabbit hole & have been following Bitcoin since 2011. This podcast is my evolving journey in the world of cryptocurrency as I try to reconcile my bitcoin maximalist philosophy & my respect for the Austrian Economic, Libertarian & Cypherpunk roots of bitcoin's creation with the desire to stack BTC by investing in the rest of the space. I hope you enjoy the conversations.

    Bank Failures, Crypto Contagion, & Bitcoin Culture with David Bailey

    Bank Failures, Crypto Contagion, & Bitcoin Culture with David Bailey

    In this episode, Brad is joined interviews David Bailey for a discussion on the ethical complexities within the cryptocurrency landscape. They tackle the tensions between libertarian values and the reality of Ponzi schemes that sometimes tarnish the industry's reputation. The conversation delves into the difficult questions surrounding the endorsement of Bitcoin while steering clear of passing moral judgments on competing cryptocurrencies.

    The discussion also sheds light on the potential repercussions of the Bitcoin Magazine's decision to support Ordinals and the controversial yet innovative steps taken within the industry. As they navigate these multifaceted issues, Brad and David maintain a focus on the pivotal role that Bitcoin plays in the current and future financial systems.

    The Mechanics of QE and Banking Solvency with former Fed Employee Joseph Wang

    The Mechanics of QE and Banking Solvency with former Fed Employee Joseph Wang

    In this episode, Brad Mills interviews author and former Federal Reserve market specialist, Joseph Wang. Known for his work "Central Banking 101," Joseph offers a treasure trove of insights from his tenure at the Fed, drawing on his experiences navigating the financial landscape post the 2008 crisis.

    Brad and Joseph have an in-depth discussion on the world of the repo market, its challenges in 2019 when rates unexpectedly eclipsed the Federal Reserve's interest on reserves, and the implications for liquidity and bank stability. The episode delves into critical issues like the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and the balance between capital and liquidity in safeguarding against bank insolvencies.

    Tune into this episode for a blend of expertise and provocative analyses, revealing the inner workings of the systems that move money globally.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Can Bitcoin Thrive in the AI-Centric Future? with Nic Gregory

    Can Bitcoin Thrive in the AI-Centric Future? with Nic Gregory

    In this episode, Brad Mills is joined by Nicolas Gregory, an AI connoisseur, fervent bitcoiner, and co-writer of the CivKit White Paper. Amidst a backdrop of financial tumult as depicted in cinematic tales such as “Margin Call” and “The Big Short,” Gregory recounts his evolution from a software engineer entrenched in the throes of the 2010 banking crisis to a pioneer in the Bitcoin and distributed computing revolution.

    The episode delves into the mass exodus of top-tier talent from traditional finance to tech giants and startups, igniting an AI renaissance that threatens to reshape industries and employment. They explore the increasing centralization of AI, its impact on cybersecurity, and the looming threat of job displacement, even within the programming sector.

    • 44 min
    The Ethical Dilemmas of AI and Crypto: A Critical Examination with Liron Shapira

    The Ethical Dilemmas of AI and Crypto: A Critical Examination with Liron Shapira

    In this episode, Brad Mills is joined by Liron Shapira, a vocal critic of the cryptocurrency landscape and an advocate for rational thinking in the age of digital disruption.

    Together, Brad and Liron navigate the tricky topic of artificial intelligence - dissecting the existential threats that loom over humanity as AI's capabilities grow increasingly advanced. They ponder the profound implications of AI surpassing human intellect and the potential havoc it could wreak, from manipulating markets to commandeering communication channels.

    As the conversation turns to the realm of cryptocurrency, they scrutinize the seismic shift from crypto to AI investments and the ethical dilemmas that have emerged within the tech industry.

    The episode features a candid look at the changing face of platforms like Coinbase, the integrity of blockchain technology, and the controversial rise of Web Three ventures. Amidst the critical conversations, there is room for optimism. Brad and Liron consider the transformative possibilities of technological advancements in reducing scarcity and discuss the voices leading the discourse on AI challenges and opportunities.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    John Carvalho on Bitcoin's Role in Web Decentralization

    John Carvalho on Bitcoin's Role in Web Decentralization

    In this episode, Brad Mills interviews the knowledgeable and insightful John Carvalho. Brad and John dive deep into a range of topics including different perspectives on Bitcoin, decentralized technology, and the challenges of creating alternative solutions.

    They also explore the concept of slash tags, the power of reputation and web of trust, and the importance of self-regulation without government intervention. With their extensive experience in the crypto space, Brad and John provide valuable commentary on Bitcoin and explore thought-provoking perspectives on the future of the decentralized web.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Jameson Lopp, Adam Back, & Austin Alexander on Bitcoin's Evolution

    Jameson Lopp, Adam Back, & Austin Alexander on Bitcoin's Evolution

    On this episode of Magic Internet Money, Brad Mills hosts a discussion with Adam Back, Austin, and Jameson Lopp. They cover topics such as the competitive nature of the cryptocurrency market, bitcoin's performance improvements, side chains, and the controversy surrounding Altcoins.

    The speakers also delve into the problems with the banking system and how it affects bitcoin's price. Additionally, they touch on the ethics of misallocation of capital in the cryptocurrency market and whether education is necessary or people should learn by losing money in the market.

    Tune in to learn more about Bitcoin's current standing and what the future might hold.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Rock3117 ,

Awesome content

I just started to listen to different podcasts about crypto investing needless to say some of them seemed very suspect, I stumbled upon this podcast from the host being a guest on the bad crypto show, awesome btw! All I can say is that this podcast has great content which will help you make better decisions on crypto and also give you real insight on what’s going on. Great stuff thank you for the show !!

luke1010_ ,

Enjoy the podcast Brad!

There seems to be an endless supply of crypto content these days, most of it is garbage. There are some great bitcoin podcasts but few focus on the history of Bitcoin and specifically from someone that experienced it firsthand…most importantly held thru the peaks and valleys. I really enjoy listening to your podcast because I can learn from your experiences early on. bitcoin is both complex and simple. As new people continue to come into bitcoin it will be vital for them to learn about all the history of how it survived…so important. History of the small blockers would be a great podcast. I also really liked your old mining video you had on Twitter…..so cool. Thx again, keep doing what you’re doing. HODL

Jason Presagio ,

great BTC podcast

love the show. thanks for doing it.

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