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With over 200 shows, The Mining Pod is the industry’s best resource for the latest news and strategies in Bitcoin mining. Trusted by over 3,000 subscribers, including mining executives, operators and fund managers such as Marathon Digital, Cleanspark and BitCap.

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    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

With over 200 shows, The Mining Pod is the industry’s best resource for the latest news and strategies in Bitcoin mining. Trusted by over 3,000 subscribers, including mining executives, operators and fund managers such as Marathon Digital, Cleanspark and BitCap.

    What Mining Shareholders Should Look For With Patrick Fleury

    What Mining Shareholders Should Look For With Patrick Fleury

    Welcome back to The Mining Pod! Today we are joined by Patrick Fleury, the CFO of publicly traded mining company TerraWulf to discuss public mining markets, TerraWulf itself and how mining shareholders should think about Bitcoin mining companies!

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    02:24 Patrick's background
    05:08 Terawulf partnerships
    09:17 Financials
    16:38 Nondisclosure is bull$#!T
    20:15 Shareholder dilution
    27:01 Issuing equity at a terahash value
    35:27 Current lab projects
    40:58 Terawulf lines of business
    46:48 Cloud & GPU contracts
    52:44 Energy contracts as assets

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.

    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

    • 55 min
    Bitcoin Blockspace As Electrical Markets With Leo Zhang

    Bitcoin Blockspace As Electrical Markets With Leo Zhang

    Welcome back to The Mining Pod! On today’s show, we’re sitting down with Leo Zhang of Alkimiya Protocol to discuss their novel trading solution for Bitcoin blockspace. Yes, you read that right! Alkimiya enables parties like wallets, miners or professional traders to take a position on Bitcoin blockspace. Widespread usage of this trading platform could enable wallets or others to issue on-chain transactions even when fees are high, balancing out the long term volatility of Bitcoin transaction fees. For miners, it might open up doors for trading a new commodity: Blockspace. 

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    03:04 What's Alkyamya?
    17:41 How can miners use?
    22:54 How does it work?
    24:31 Tech design of Alkyamya
    26:05 Alkyamya & L2s
    26:42 Building on Bitcoin
    33:53 New Bitcoin proposals
    39:11 Degen spillover
    41:20 Final thoughts

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.

    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

    -

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

    • 42 min
    Cleanspark Acquires Griid, Northern Data IPO and ASIC Theft

    Cleanspark Acquires Griid, Northern Data IPO and ASIC Theft

    Will, Charlie and Matt jump back behind the mic to chomp on this week’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news–and what a week it was! We cover Cleanspark’s plans to purchase Bitcoin miner Griid, Northern Data and Genesis Digital Assets (GDA)eyeing public markets for the first time and we wrap up with a short local story on ASIC theft. 

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    05:18 Cleanspark Acquisition
    14:07 Northern Data IPO
    20:05 GDA IPO
    26:28 Bad Boys: ASIC thief
    28:08 Ordinals number go down :(

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.

    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

    -

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

    • 31 min
    Mining Pool Centralization With CheckSum

    Mining Pool Centralization With CheckSum

    Industry expert Ian Descôteaux from Pow.Re discusses evidence of pool consolidation, risks to Bitcoin, and potential solutions for decentralization. This podcast explores the growing centralization of Bitcoin mining pools, focusing on proxy pools and their potential impact on the network.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    02:48 Checksum's bio
    03:34 Canada & South America hash rate
    06:42 Mining pool centralization
    09:14 Proxy pools
    11:57 Proxy pool diagram
    13:57 F2Pool use proxy?
    15:14 F2Pool block template
    16:09 Cobo yield & risk
    19:31 Merkle tree evidence
    25:28 UTXO accelerator
    29:59 Selfish mining & 51%
    33:35 Covenants
    36:26 Antpool incentives
    38:38 Block withholding attacks
    40:17 How to fix?
    43:32 Are new pools likely?
    45:52 Final thoughts

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.
    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.
    -

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC with Senior Producer, Damien Somerset.  Distributed by CoinDesk with Senior Producer Michele Musso and Executive Producer Jared Schwartz.

    • 47 min
    Non-Standard Bitcoin With Portland Hodl

    Non-Standard Bitcoin With Portland Hodl

    Portland Hodl, a Bitcoin developer with Marathon Digital, discusses Slipstream, Bitcoin Core, soft forks, and the future of Bitcoin. He shares insights on mining innovations, blockchain reorganizations, and the importance of Bitcoin education. The conversation covers technical aspects and broader implications for Bitcoin's development and adoption.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    02:54 Thought on Bitcoin
    06:24 Slipstream
    12:42 Consensus vs standardness
    19:35 Slipstream technical challenges
    26:35 Slipstream profitability
    29:00 Why don't more pools MEV?
    34:46 Not enough developers
    41:17 The infamous/famous M block
    49:12 Bitcoin has always been a data storage network
    52:19 Re-org of Testnet4
    59:39 Testnet3 hijinks
    1:06:48 Thoughts on Bitcoin Core
    1:13:15 Client diversity
    1:17:58 Softforks
    1:24:48 Consequences of softforks
    1:34:42 Orange-pilling people
    1:37:20 What Bitcoiners DON'T understand

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.
    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.
    -

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC with Senior Producer, Damien Somerset. Distributed by CoinDesk with Senior Producer Michele Musso and Executive Producer Jared Schwartz. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    INTERVIEW: Bitmain’s Newest ASIC Miner

    INTERVIEW: Bitmain’s Newest ASIC Miner

    Will and Charlie jump on the microphone to discuss Bitmain’s newest ASICs, the S21 XP and S21 XP Hydro miners! We compare against other ASICs like Canaan, Bitdeer and MicroBT while taking a larger view about how the ASIC market is going to transform over the next few years. We cover topics like AI infrastructure, commoditization of chips and how to compete in a centralized ASIC market!

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    04:11 S21 Hydro
    06:53 Rackspace & rigs swapping
    13:46 AntSpaces
    15:56 Bitmain competitors
    22:54 Rig "commoditization"
    26:18 New Rig makers
    42:46 Final thoughts

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    👉 Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.

    👉 Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

    -

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

ASIC3000 ,

Not stale

Refreshing content in an ecosystem of overdone, lower-level bitcoin discussion. Nice to have a bitcoin pod that understands I don't want to listen to the same content over and over.

Bitcoin Charles ,

Everyone can mine bitcoin now!

Not only is this podcast fun and exciting to listen to, but there is a wealth of information that can be learned about an industry that will impact the future of our global macroeconomy. Highly recommend!!

Jamonun ,

LOVE THIS POD

Definitely the go to resource for bitcoin news and mining.

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