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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. This is one of the leading podcasts in the space, and listening to this show is one of the fastest ways to learn and get up to speed on Bitcoin.

01:21:52

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel Economy SLP436 Juraj Bednar Bitcoin as Parallel...

Juraj Bednar (Author, speaker, co-founder of Paralelni Polis) joins me on the show to chat about:

  • Cypherpunk and libertarian thought
  • Building out the Bitcoin parallel economy
  • Vekslaks and p2p
  • Tips for onboarding bitcoin and lightning users
  • Lightning wallet comparison

Links:

  • Twitter: @jurbed
  • Book: Hack Yourself!
  • Site: Juraj Bednar

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera

01:03:34

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition with Svetski SLP435 Bitcoin Times Austrian Edition wi...

Svetski (Founder of The Bitcoin Times) rejoins me on the show to chat about what he’s working on lately:

  • The Bitcoin Times as a new annual bitcoin publication
  • How and why he got into Austrian economics
  • How bitcoin changes our time preference
  • Explaining Bitcoin
  • Playing the long game with bitcoin adoption

Links:

  • Twitter: @SvetskiWrites
  • Twitter: @TimelessBitcoin
  • Site: Bitcointimes.com.au

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera

01:02:07

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you Escape to El Salvador? with Jeremy SLP434 Adopting Bitcoin '22 & Should you...

Jeremy of Escape to El Salvador joins me on the show to talk about his insights on the ground in El Salvador. We discuss:

  • Why and how some bitcoiners and expats are moving to El Salvador
  • Thoughts on the recent Adopting Bitcoin conference
  • Creature comforts in El Salvador
  • Living on Bitcoin in El Salvador
  • Getting residency or setting up a business
  • Tips for anyone visiting El Salvador

Links:

  • Twitter: @ElSalvadorVisas
  • Website: EscapetoElSalvador.org
  • Jeremy’s Adopting Bitcoin talk

Other relevant episodes:

  • SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The Ground with Aaron van Wirdum
  • SLP279 Michael Peterson and Nicolas Burtey - Bitcoin Beach: Citadel By The Sea in El Zonte, El Salvador
  • SLP381 John Dennehy & Gloriana Solano - Bitcoin Diploma in El Salvador

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera

01:00:52

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bitcoin Core (BIP324) with Pieter Wuille Dhruv and Tim Ruffing SLP433 v2 P2P Transport Protocol for Bit...

Dhruv, Pieter Wuille and Tim Ruffing join me on the show to talk about their project to bring encryption to Bitcoin Core. We discuss:

  • What the current state of things is
  • Packet inspection and making bitcoin slightly more private
  • The new proposal for encryption
  • Impact on nodes
  • Feedback wanted

Links:

  • BIP324: Enable v2 P2P encrypted transport #24545
  • https://github.com/dhruv/bips/blob/bip324/bip-0324.mediawiki
  • Site: Bip324.com
  • Twitter: @dhruv
  • Twitter: @pwuille
  • Twitter: @real_or_random

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera

01:01:41

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spiral SLP432 James Lavish The Great Debt Spira...

James Lavish (author of The Informationist, prior fund manager and macro commentator) joins me on the show to chat about the great debt spiral and how Bitcoin is a big part of the answer. We discuss:

  • Recent central bank rate hikes - Fed and BoE hike 75 basis points
  • Financial zombies
  • Zombie countries and G7
  • Why the EU is doomed
  • UK Debt problems
  • How Bitcoin Fixes This

Links:

  • Twitter: @jameslavish
  • Newsletter: https://jameslavish.substack.com/

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera

00:52:04

Stephan Livera Podcast SLP431 Austin Mitchell Bitcoin for Energy Markets with Synota SLP431 Austin Mitchell Bitcoin for Energ...

Austin Mitchell of Synota joins me to chat about how bitcoin and the lightning network could be integrated with energy markets and the energy life cycle.

We chat:

  • Financial inefficiencies in energy markets
  • How Bitcoin and Lightning fix this
  • Automation and integration possible
  • Walking through the energy lifecycle
  • Bitcoin miners paying for their energy with bitcoin

Links:

  • Twitter: @aisaacsmitchell
  • Site: Synota.io

Sponsors:

  • Swan Bitcoin
  • Mempool.space
  • Unchained Capital (code LIVERA)
  • CoinKite.com(code LIVERA)
  • Blockstream.com

Stephan Livera links:

  • Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera
  • Subscribe to the podcast
  • Patreon @stephanlivera