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Join CJ & Tim on a journey of discovery for the best money the world has ever known.

    Block017 - State Of The Nation

    Block017 - State Of The Nation

    In Block017, Tim & CJ discuss the state of the Bitcoin ecosystem today, the general market sentiment and how Bitcoin is viewed in the wider economy. Discussions inevitably lead to how bitcoiners should treat the dip, whether to go nonKYC when smash buying, how easy it is and other tactics to react to market crashes.

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com as well as on youtube.

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    http://thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Block016 - The Bitcoiner’s Toolkit

    Block016 - The Bitcoiner’s Toolkit

    Welcome to Block016 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss the tools and services which compliment their bitcoin stack, tools any bitcoiner should consider using! By no means experts, this discussion is designed to highlight some apps and projects that arm bitcoiners with privacy and security that you may not have heard of. It's by no means comprehensive, but they've certainly found it useful to hear other peoples list of tools, so here is Charlie's and Tim's.

    The Bitcoiners Toolkit:
    We've made a Github page for this list! Go to CJ's Github page to see it. This way, the list discussed in this episode is included, but going forward other links and info will be added.

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com, as well as on youtube.

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    http://thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Block015 - Should You Go Non-KYC?

    Block015 - Should You Go Non-KYC?

    Welcome to Block015 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss KYC vs non-KYC methods of getting bitcoin.

    They cover:

    What is the difference between KYC and non-KYC
    Some examples of places to get non_KYC corn
    Pros of KYC corn (couldn't actually think of any lol)
    The risks with KYC
    The pros and cons to non-KYC corn

    And finally, they discuss is it worth it for you?

    Some useful resources for this topic:

    A list of KYC-free exchanges at kycnot.me
    Interesting reading on bitconer.guide

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com, as well as on youtube.

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    http://thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/good-times License code: NTRNICT65K6COIPU

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Block014 - Today I Learned How PayNyms & BIP47 Work

    Block014 - Today I Learned How PayNyms & BIP47 Work

    Today I Learned #3

    Welcome to Block014 of The Bitcoin Journey, the third installment of the Today I Learned series. In this episode, CJ explains to Tim what BIP47 Payment Codes and PayNyms are.

    They cover:
    - When and why to use PayNyms
    - How BIP47 / PayNyms work
    - Some caveats with using them

    Now, this one doesn't go to plan...

    If you (understandably) struggle to follow the maths in this one, lets go though it now. (I also tweeted about it here)

    To send payments to a PayNym, you and the receiver need to be able to independantly create a wallet which only the receiver can send from, but the sender can send to. This is done by sharing a masked secret in a notification transaction. This is done using Diffie-Hellmen key esxchange, which allows a secret to be shared bewteen two parties despite most of the information being public.

    Step 1: Choose starting numbers and secret numbers
    CJ priv key = 6 (secret)
    Tim priv key = 5 (secret)

    Modulo num = 17 (public)
    Base num = 5 (public)

    Step 2: Add our private numbers using the following formula
    (Base^priv) mod (mod num)

    CJ
    5^6 mod 17 = 2

    Tim
    5^5 mod 17 = 14

    (Note: mod just means remainder)

    Step 3: Share the result with each other.

    Step 4: Do the saem again, but use the shared number as the base

    CJ
    14^6 mod 17 = 15

    Tim
    2^5 mod 17 = 15

    15 is our shared secret number. We both independentantly arrived at the same number, which no one else can derive.

    Some of resources used in this discussion:

    BIP47

    Check out Samourai Wallet PayNym implementation

    And Sparrow's

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com, as well as on youtube.

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    http://thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/good-times License code: NTRNICT65K6COIPU

    • 48 min
    Block013 - Today I Learned How SWIFT Works

    Block013 - Today I Learned How SWIFT Works

    Today I Learned #2

    Welcome to Block013 of The Bitcoin Journey, the second installment of the Today I Learned series. In this episode, Tim explains what the SWIFT system is to CJ. It isn't what we originally thought!

    They discuss:

    The structure of SWIFT
    The role it plays in global financial settlement
    Who controls SWIFT
    How SWIFT works

    This is a great episode, we hadn't appreciated just how SWIFT works, and it's sparked a desire to dig deeper on the topic!

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    Some of resources used in this discussion:

    The Lazarus Heist
    Tim mentioned this news article related to a SWIFT hack

    Business Standard Podcast
    What is the SWIFT payment system?

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com (bitcointv.com/c/thebitcoinjourney/), as well as on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXu9HoOvBEK6sTLqarK_pUQ)

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    http://thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/good-times License code: NTRNICT65K6COIPU

    • 27 min
    Block012 - Why Proof-of-Stake is a PoS

    Block012 - Why Proof-of-Stake is a PoS

    Welcome to Block012 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss proof-of-stake, the supposed next generation of decentralised consensus (spoiler alert, it isn't).

    They discuss:

    What is proof-of-stake and how it differs from proof-of-work
    Countering arguments against PoW
    Why PoS centralises control of a network
    Why PoS doesn't achieve consensus

    And many more ramblings inbetween! We really enjoyed recording this one, we learned a lot researching into and feel we can better combat some of the FUD thrown at PoW. We hope you find it useful too!

    Some of resources used in this discussion:

    Yanmaani's Blog post
    Proof of stake is a scam and the people promoting it are scammers

    Vitalik's Blog Detailing PoS

    Interview with Vitalik that Tim references

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    Video versions of our episodes can be found on bitcointv.com, as well as on youtube.

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    We release regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles, news, and technology.

    Follow and get in contact with the hosts on Twitter:

    CJ  @CharlieJBitcoin

    Tim  @BitcoinTimO

    Podcast  @BTCJourneyPod

    And visit the website for all our shows:

    thebitcoinjourney.org

    Any other questions please email hi@thebitcoinjourney.org

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    Theme music is Good Times by Sensho

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/good-times License code: NTRNICT65K6COIPU

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