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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.

What Bitcoin Did Peter McCormack

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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.

    No Escape from Bitcoin's Gravity with Nik Bhatia

    No Escape from Bitcoin's Gravity with Nik Bhatia

    “It’s just becoming clear to the smartest investors in the room, that denying Bitcoin is like denying the internet 20 years ago and it’s a mistake and you’re going to get left in the dust.”— Nik Bhatia
    Location: RemotelyDate: Wednesday 18th NovemberCompany: USC Marshall School of BusinessRole: Adjunct Professor of Finance
    After dropping to lows of ~$4000 when markets went into freefall following the coronavirus outbreak, Bitcoin has bounced back to a near to all-time high of ~$18,500.
    The impact of the pandemic on the economy has been a massive increase in government borrowing and money printing. This response has highlighted the importance of scarce assets which can't be debased. 
    Gold has historically been the safe-haven asset that money flows into during times of uncertainty. However, many are now turning to Bitcoin, and it is quickly eating into gold's market share.
    In a world of fiat currencies, gold and the impending rise of central bank digital currencies, where does Bitcoin fit?
    Nik Bhatia has written Layered Money a book looking into this that will be released early in 2021. We discuss his book, where Bitcoin fits in the monetary system, the history of government control over money and central bank digital currencies.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    The Case for Bitcoin with Dan McArdle

    The Case for Bitcoin with Dan McArdle

    “Bitcoin was born in the great financial crisis but was just a toy. Now, we have another crisis with similar monetary outcomes, and it’s not a toy anymore, it is the escape valve now.”— Dan McArdle
    Location: SquadcastDate: Thursday 12th NovemberCompany: Messari CryptoRole: Co-Founder
    With the Bitcoin pricing sitting at around $17.5K, up from $4k in March, Bitcoin has had an incredible year. 
    With institutional investors starting to take note, unprecedented monetary and fiscal policy highlighting the importance of sound money and corporations adding Bitcoin to their treasuries, the outlook is very bullish.
    With such a rapidly evolving market, it is hard to keep track of everything that is happening. To help with this Dan McArdle has created CaseBitcoin; a website that compiles information and resources on the different value propositions of Bitcoin, its price history in comparison to critical markets & traditional assets and provides a library of some of the best articles and literature on Bitcoin.
    In this interview, I am joined by the creator of casebitcoin.com, Dan McArdle. We discuss the current bull market, comparisons to 2017, the current economic climate and how newcomers to Bitcoin can navigate the space.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    The Institutional Case for Bitcoin with Dan Morehead and Mike Novogratz

    The Institutional Case for Bitcoin with Dan Morehead and Mike Novogratz

    “We’re just still in the really, really early innings in this thing. 100 million people have it, and we think that’s awesome, but there will be 6 billion people with it in 20 years”— Dan Morehead
    Location: SquadcastDate: Wednesday 11th NovemberCompany: Pantera Capital & Galaxy DigitalRole: Co-Founder, CEO & Founder, CEO
    2020 has been a year, unlike any other. With the coronavirus pandemic bringing the world to a standstill, the global economy is under significant pressure. Governments have needed to take action, and we have seen unprecedented levels of fiscal and monetary stimulus.
    The current economic outlook highlights the bullish case for Bitcoin, and large institutions are beginning to take action. Microstrategy made the bold first move and put $425million of their treasury into Bitcoin. Michael Saylor's bold move sent a message to CEOs all over the world and shortly after Square followed suit with a $50million Bitcoin purchase.
    So how seriously are institutions taking Bitcoin? And will we see a wave of institutional investment?
    In this interview, I talk to veteran investors Dan Morehead, co-founder & CEO of Pantera Capital and Mike Novogratz, founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital. We discuss their first Bitcoin purchase, institutional interest & what they expect from Bitcoin in the coming years.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    Adam Curry on Podcasting with Bitcoin

    Adam Curry on Podcasting with Bitcoin

    “Paypal de-platform people, MasterCard, which is the processing behind a lot of these systems de-platform people… and the only thing left is Bitcoin.”— Adam Curry
    Location: SquadcastDate: Tuesday 3rd NovemberProject: No Agenda PodcastRole: Co-Host
    Adam Curry, along with Dave Winer are credited as the creators of podcasting in the early 2000s. The idea of allowing anyone to broadcast over the internet in an unfiltered and uncensored manner was revolutionary.
    For nearly two decades, podcasting has grown into an industry, which Business Insider predicts will be worth $1billion by 2021. 
    With the meteoric rise in podcasting, some podcasts are attracting more followers than mainstream TV shows, for example, Joe Rogan regularly receives more than 10 million listeners per show. 
    Advertisers wanting exposure to these audiences is the most common way to monetise podcasting. Adam Curry wants to move away from revenue driven by advertising which he believes is a form of censorship. Again Adam is attempting to revolutionise podcasting with Podcast Index that will, optionally, allow micropayments via Lightning Network to reward podcasters for their content.
    In this interview, I talk to the podfather Adam Curry. We discuss the origins of podcasting, COVID-19 & vaccinations, de-platforming & cancel culture and utilising the Lightning Network for podcast micropayments.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:
    Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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    Resistance is NOT Futile with Aleks Svetski

    Resistance is NOT Futile with Aleks Svetski

    “I want to see a world that is optimised for freedom, not for safety.”— Aleks Svetski
    Location: SquadcastDate: Tuesday 3rd NovemberProject: AmberRole: CEO
    The sound money properties of Bitcoin attract those interested in Austrian Economics and Libertarianism; in fact, Libertarians were one of the earliest groups of people to adopt Bitcoin and truly understand its importance and value.
    Since I've gone down the Bitcoin rabbit hole, Libertarianism has been something that I have paid close attention to on the show. The arguments for an anarchist society are compelling; however, one thing that I have always struggled with is how an anarchist society would work and how we would transition to this from a democratic society.
    In this interview, I talk to Aleks Svetski, a Libertarian who has written several articles outlining how he thinks an anarchist society would work. We discuss libertarianism, democratic v anarchist societies and the erosion of individual freedoms.
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:
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    The 1 Bitcoin Trump Bet Update with American HODL

    The 1 Bitcoin Trump Bet Update with American HODL

    “I think this election was Trump vs the media, Biden was just a placeholder.”— American HODL
    Location: SquadcastDate: Tuesday 3rd November
    In July, I tweeted that I would bet anyone $5,000 that Trump would lose the 2020 election. American Hodl took me up on the bet, and with the help of Phil Geiger we each deposited 0.5 BTC into a multisig.
    With the election this week, I caught up with American HODL three times, before, during and after the election to discuss everything that is happening.
    While Joe Biden went into the election as the clear favourite, according to the polls, it wasn’t long before the narrative switched and by the early hours of election day UK time, Trump looked sure to win.
    The following morning, as the results of mail-in ballots hit the counts, the election swung back in favour of Biden. With Wisconsin and Michigan flipping democrat and Pennsylvania threatening to do the same, Biden looks like he may win the race to the Whitehouse. 
    The election has not been without drama, with accusations from Donald Trump and his supporters of fraud. Now legal challenges are being submitted, and the path to a decision is unclear.
    In this interview, American HODL and I catch up before, during & after the US Election. We follow the ups and downs of election night, Trump threatening legal action in various states, demanding recounts and what happens between now and the inauguration. 
    This episode’s sponsors:
    Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.
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    If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:
    Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute
    Make a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you
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631 Ratings

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Best podcast out there

If you want to understand the deep changes that are coming, this is the best podcast to follow. Also check out his other one, Defiance, brilliantly narrated with a neutra analysis of the crazyness that’s going on today.

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What bitcoin did

This is a weekly exercise staple. Great to listen to multiple perspectives in the space. Keep up the good work peter.

Gteaf ,

Love this podcast

Great info, interesting guests and lots of different perspectives, not just on Bitcoin but other topics too. Always gives me something to think about. I highly recommend.

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