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Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. Leading names in the world of Bitcoin join the show to share their insights, whether they are developers, CEOs, economists, authors, analysts and more.

Stephan Livera Podcast Stephan Livera

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    • 4.9 • 389 Ratings

Join Stephan as he interviews the sharpest economic and technical minds in Bitcoin & Austrian Economics to help you understand how money is changing and evolving. Leading names in the world of Bitcoin join the show to share their insights, whether they are developers, CEOs, economists, authors, analysts and more.

    Core Scientific Exits Bankruptcy with Adam Sullivan SLP575

    Core Scientific Exits Bankruptcy with Adam Sullivan SLP575

    Adam Sullivan, CEO of Core Scientific joins me today as we chat about:


    Going through bankruptcy as a Bitcoin miner
    Debt financing
    Role of capital structure in mining
    What makes Core Scientific different?
    Centralisation of mining pools
    Fee dynamics going forward
    2025 outlook on Mining

    Links:


    X: @_Adam_Sullivan1
    Core Scientific: Corescientific.com

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

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    • 59 min
    Bitcoin Mining and Capital Structure with Rapha Zagury SLP574

    Bitcoin Mining and Capital Structure with Rapha Zagury SLP574

    Rapha Zagury, CIO of Swan and Head of Swan Mining rejoins me on the show to talk about a range of topics, from Brazil’s flooding, Bitcoin Mining, Capital Structure, as well as share some insights on speaking to TradFi professionals about Bitcoin. 



    Links:


    X: @alphaazeta 
    Site: Swan.com
    Site: Nakamotoportfolio.com
    Nakamoto Gauntlet: The Nakamoto Portfolio Gauntlet 

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    A Shift in Bitcoin Developer Thought? with Brandon Black (aka reardencode) SLP573

    A Shift in Bitcoin Developer Thought? with Brandon Black (aka reardencode) SLP573

    As you may know, at the recent Bitcoin++ conference, there was a ‘meeting of the minds’ and Brandon Black aka reardencode rejoins me on the show to discuss. We talk about: 


    The state of various covenant proposals
    What has shifted now in thinking
    The promise of Great Script Restoration
    Could it have bad side effects? 
    Doing good engineering

    Links:


    X: @reardencode 
    Bitcoin++: btcplusplus.dev 
    Rusty’s talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSp8918HLnA

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
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    • 56 min
    Bitcoiners, Don’t Sleep on Nostr! - Miljan SLP572

    Bitcoiners, Don’t Sleep on Nostr! - Miljan SLP572

    Miljan from Primal joins me to talk about why Bitcoiners should not sleep on Nostr. We chat:


    Why he’s bullish on nostr
    What the experience is like nowadays
    Network effects for creators and devs
    Dealing with spam and sybil
    Why Openness is the killer feature

    Links:


    X: @mbraticevic
    Site: Primal.net
    Miljan’s Nostr npub: npub16c0nh3dnadzqpm76uctf5hqhe2lny344zsmpm6feee9p5rdxaa9q586nvr
    Miljan’s Nostr: miljan@primal.net 

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space
    Nomadcapitalist.com/apply

    Stephan Livera links:


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    What’s happening with JPY? - Peruvian Bull SLP571

    What’s happening with JPY? - Peruvian Bull SLP571

    Peruvian Bull, a macro writer and commentator joins me to explain what’s happening with the Japanese economy and how it all ties in with the dollar end game. We discuss: 


    The impossible trinity for Japan
    Japanese government debt
    The global JPY carry trade
    The impact on the US financial system

    Links:


    X: @peruvian_bull
    Nostr: npub1xwmyzp64xx03kw9ecd7fzsj3e9dgwah6an0rdng0cc6ux4dswwjs28pyyc
    Newsletter: https://substack.com/@peruvianbull

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

    Stephan Livera links:


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    Subscribe to the podcast
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Then They Fight You? - Parker Lewis SLP570

    Then They Fight You? - Parker Lewis SLP570

    Parker Lewis of Zaprite rejoins me on the show to discuss recent updates in the space and what’s happening with Zaprite and merchant adoption. 


    “Then they fight you” ?
    Chilling Effect
    Zaprite
    Getting Bitcoin Payment Rails Ready
    Gradually, Then Suddenly
    Why hope should not be lost

    Links:


    X: @parkeralewis
    Site: Zaprite.com 
    Get Parker’s Book: thesifhouse.com 

    Sponsors:


    Swan.com (code LIVERA)
    CoinKite.com (code LIVERA)
    Mempool.space

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
389 Ratings

389 Ratings

Dutchladle ,

Podcast Pro

Stephan Livera views Bitcoin holistically, thereby offering a nice variety of podcasts between economics, technology, politics and sociology. He provides expert clarification and summaries of his guests’ main points. He esteems and respects his guests whether or not he agrees with them. Stefan is a real podcast pro.

Steve_Steve_Steve ,

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Great Bitcoiner. Great podcast.

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Great Conversations on Money, Energy, Bitcoin, and more

I always look forward to my weekly Sunday road trip I take, as it ends up being a classroom on wheels with Stephan and his guests. I’ve really enjoyed this podcast and all of the excellent resources and content that Stephan makes available, thank you!

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