Meet The Taco Plebs is a show by the plebs, for the plebs. This is meant to highlight the plebs and give them a bigger audience to have their voices heard. All plebs have an important voice with interesting stories and strong beliefs. The Taco Plebs are the cyber hornets of Bitcoin, calling out scammers & bad actors while stacking sats and helping each other learn as much as they can. You will never meet a more real group of people than the taco plebs. They are all truth and no noise. Sat stacking legends.
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Bullish On Lightning Network With Thomas Jestopher
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Thomas Jestopher (@Jestopher_BTC), a Lightning enthusiast and co-host of Bitcoin Kindergarten.
We kick off this interview by Jestopher sharing his rabbit hole story, discussing his first attempt to buy bitcoin from Mt Gox in 2015. In order to buy bitcoin from there, you had to wire money to the exchange in Japan, and his bank actually blocked his transaction, forcing him to look for other avenues to acquire BTC.
Using faucets, Jestopher was able to stack some sats in trade for his time watching ads on websites. He did this for a while, but didn’t make his first actual purchase until the bull run in 2017. At the time, he worked in a bank call center where he saw just how corrupt and unfair banks are to their customers. This in addition to the price catching his attention, caused him to fall deep down the rabbit hole.
Jestopher shares his thoughts on how Bitcoin inspires innovation for builders and entrepreneurs to flourish. Since the Bitcoin protocol does not change, and upgrades only happen so often, that people now have a solid base layer they know will always be there, and they know nothing will change up on them in a negative way. This gives builders comfort knowing that they’re building on a solid foundation.
Jestopher was one of the many people who got inspired to build on Bitcoin, and saw massive potential in the Lightning Network. We discuss the entrepreneurial opportunities that pop up thanks to Lightning and how people can become more independent from taking tips on the 2ed layer solution. Then we get his thoughts on using the Lightning Network on top of Bitcoin as a medium of exchange.
Austrian Economics And Understanding Bitcoin with Hodlberry
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Hodlberry (@hodlberry), a faithful, honest, and hardworking pleb.
This conversation started off with Hodlberry sharing his Bitcoin rabbit hole story. He goes into detail on some fun things he was doing at the time he found Bitcoin, like hosting a gun related podcast. Then he shares how when he first got into the space he bought some shitcoins, but ended his shitcoin phase early as he already understood Austrian Economics. From my own personal experience and seeing others as well, having/learning Austrian Economic teachings is crucial to getting a firm understanding of Bitcoin. Because of this understanding of Austrian Economics, he was already into gold and silver, but dropped those for more bitcoin eventually.
Before Bitcoin, Hodlberry was living above his means and not saving a lot of money. Now with Bitcoin, he has adopted a lower time preference which is causing him to live below his means, and save more in Bitcoin. He shares his thoughts on the book Human Action by Ludwig von Mises and why it’s so important. This is a book I’ve yet to read, but I have read similar book to this such as The Theory of Money & Credit by Mises and the lessons you learn in these books are life changing.
We also got into topics like home schooling children, how Bitcoin solved the problem of triple entry accounting, what Hodlberry wants to see moving forward with the Lightning Network, and more.
Bitcoin Reinforces Good Habits With The Littlest Bitcoin Boomer
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by The Littlest Bitcoin Boomer (@littlesthodler), an optimistic, sat-stacking pleb.
We start off this interview by going over The Littlest Bitcoin Boomer’s rabbit hole story, diving into what brought him to Bitcoin. Littlest shares he was going through a rough patch in his life, making bad decisions and being dishonest. Then he found Bitcoin, and his life did a complete 180. He shares how Bitcoin changed him and why Bitcoin reinforced good habits. He jumped onto Twitter to look for more discussion about Bitcoin, found the plebs, and joined. I like to say that the taco plebs are like a pack of wolves. The wolves take care and look after each other, will defending off and attacking any threat that is present.
Littlest also shares some of his insights as to what’s going on over in Canada with the monthly $2,000 stimulus checks, and their “shaky liberal government.”
He then shares how he loves Bitcoin’s equality and why it’s great. He explains that everyone stacks the sats they deserve. It’s another form of proof of work, you put in the work to earn fiat (or bitcoin straight up) to then buy and hodl bitcoin. You get to choose how much effort you put into stacking, and no one has an advantage over you. Everyone plays by the same rules, and no one can change that. It is up to the individual now to stack as much as they want.
We go into why rules, not rulers, and how this is important to Bitcoin. We discuss how Bitcoin levels the playing field and I think the plebs are going to dominate in the future. Why? Because We are hardworking, smart and passionate individuals who do what’s best for ourselves and Bitcoin. This conversation got me really bullish, and I know it will make you bullish as well.
Building A Career In Bitcoin With BtcCasey
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by BtcCasey (@BtcCasey), a young gun who loves to write about Bitcoin.
The other week, Casey flew into town with the rest of the Bitcoin Magazine team and I got the chance to meet him in person. Casey, the team, and I hung out all week and got to know each other a lot better, and I knew I just had to get him on the show.
Casey is a Bitcoin zoomer, writing about Bitcoin and making a career out of it. I think it’s fantastic to see other young people pursuing their passions and aiming to be successful. Casey has a bright future and is making really smart moves right now that are building a foundation for his future self to really excel from. If you’re not reading his articles, you probably should be.
In this interview, Casey discusses how getting involved in Bitcoin changed his career path, as well as his educational goals. He was previously in the healthcare industry and realized he wanted to leave to pursue writing, and he did just that. His time preference has lowered which has influenced the way he thinks about this future. He knows adopting a low-time preference at a young age comes with lots of benefits, and he’s trying to capitalize on all of it.
He shares his thoughts on the leverage that Bitcoin gives individuals to view the world in a different light. Bitcoin is extremely powerful and has the ability to give people freedom from that leverage. The task of achieving financial freedom is pretty difficult under a fiat standard, but Bitcoin fixes this.
Surfing, Construction, and Bitcoin With Surfer Jim
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Surfer Jim (@surferjimw), a principled and hardworking pleb.
We start off this conversation by Jim sharing how he found Bitcoin and fell down the rabbit hole. He talks about his childhood and how he was always an entrepreneur & builder. He liked to break things down, see how it operated, and build it back together. Hands-on work like this teaches you a lot about how and why things work and are the way they are. He also talks about how he used to earn money as a kid digging for clams. This was an easy way to make a quick buck, though some days weren’t as good as others. This then lead Jim to a new opportunity.
One of Jim’s buddies offered him a job in a different field of work, and he jumped on the opportunity. He then worked 5-6 years as a salesman, but after listening to a motivational speech he knew he wanted to go a different type of work. Construction, because he knew he made great quality stuff that he could sell and build trust with his customers. This is where Bitcoin comes in, because Bitcoin helps build trust between him and his customers.
After his rabbit hole story, we talk about how schools don’t teach kids about money and why that’s bad. Learning about money today is a totally different separate process you have to partake in away from school because school has a clear incentive not to teach you about it. I think many kids make poor financial decisions in their early life that negatively affects them in the near and far future. Studying Bitcoin fixes this.
After studying Bitcoin and getting a firm grasp on it, Jim is excited about his future. He understands the freedom it gives him to enjoy the rest of his life, allowing him to do whatever he pleases. He is more stoked on Bitcoin and life than you!
Bitcoin, Venezuela, And Day Game With Apex ₿
For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Apex ₿ (@malandrox7), a no-b******t and passionate Bitcoin pleb.
I’ve been meming, shitposting, and talking Bitcoin with Apex on Twitter for well over a year now, and really happy he decided to come on the show. We’ve talked on Clubhouse before this podcast and he’s a cool dude who’s What also caught my eyes was his interest and tweets about day game, which I don’t know of anyone else on Bitcoin Twitter who tweets about it.
We started off this interview with Apex sharing his rabbit hole story and how he found Bitcoin. Apex found Bitcoin in 2016 at around the very start of that big run-up in price to ~$20,000. A lot has changed since that last bull run with infrastructure being built, new types of buyers in the market, and more. We riffed on why we think this bull market is different and what could happen in the next coming year.
Apex explains how he saw the hyperinflation happening in front of his eyes while he lived in Venezuela, and realized the importance of Bitcoin quickly. He talks about seeing the prices of cigarettes rise and noticed something was wrong. Today in the United States, we are starting to see prices of goods and services rise because of all the money printing we’ve done this past year. All fiat currencies eventually face the same fate of hyperinflation and wealth evaporation, and seeing these warning signs all around us should be the green light to buy some bitcoin.
Later on, Apex explains how Bitcoin helps you stop over-consuming, and he uses himself as a good example. He shares he loves sunglasses and in the past has needlessly dropped some money buying more pairs, but Bitcoin has changed his time preference and incentives, and now he uses that money to buy more bitcoin! I add on how the FUD of “since Bitcoin is deflationary, people will stop buying things and the economy will fail”. To which I disagree with that because people today are way overconsuming, to the point where they just go further and further into debt. Bitcoin fixes this by cutting out the needless spending. This cut back on spending allows for people to save their money and build wealth, while still spending their money on better goods and services they want.
We end off the podcast talking about all the new brilliant minds coming into the space, and how they raise the level of quality of Bitcoin education. Every year we have smarter and smarter people entering Bitcoin and giving their valuable insights, opinions, and research. Apex is bullish on future Bitcoiners! He also thinks that Bitcoin is the perfect tool to advance humanity forward, and I couldn’t agree more. Why does he think that? You’ll have to listen to the show to find out!
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