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Aaron Van Wirdum

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Report Card with Aaron Van Wirdum

What Bitcoin Did

“The only reason gold has the monetary value that it does have is because there’s this small chance that one day it will be the reserve currency again...and Bitcoin is making the exact same bet. ”— Aaron Van WirdumLocation: LondonDate: Tuesday 9th NovemberProject: Bitcoin MagazineRole: Print Editor-In-ChiefWhen I first visited El Salvador, towards the end of 2019, Michael Petersen was in the early stages of implementing his vision of a local bitcoin economy in the coastal village of El Zonte. What started as a small-scale experiment has become a transformative initiative and a key driver in the country's adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender.On 7th June 2021, El Salvador passed the Bitcoin Law, with an ambitious plan to replicate El Zonte nationwide and make Bitcoin a central part of El Salvador’s economy. Nayib Bukele, the Salvadoran President, mandated an ambitious 3-month deadline to implement the Law. And, despite the complete lack of both public and private infrastructure, on 7th September 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender.In this interview, I talk to journalist and Print Editor-In-Chief at Bitcoin Magazine, Aaron Van Wirdum. We discuss the implementation of the Bitcoin law, what has changed in El Salvador and which nation-states might follow in their footsteps.This episode’s sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.Ledger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCompass Mining - Bitcoin mining & hosting-----WBD424 - Show Notes-----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 contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

1hr 33mins

16 Nov 2021

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SLP305 El Salvador Bitcoin Law On The Ground with Aaron van Wirdum

Stephan Livera Podcast

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law went live on 7th September, what was it really like? What did the protesters have to say about it? Aaron van Wirdum, Bitcoin Journalist at Bitcoin Magazine joins me to give us an ‘on the ground’ take on things. We chat: Protesters and are they really protesting about Bitcoin or Bukele? Chivo Wallet - teething issues The truth about bitcoin remittances Positives on the experience so far Bitcoin Meetup Bitcoin Core v22 Bitcoin 2022 Links: Twitter: @AaronvanW Aaron’s McDonald’s Bitcoin tweet Bitcoin Core article: Bitcoin Core 22.0 Released: What's New Alex Gladstein’s El Salvador article: The Village And The Strongman: The Unlikely Story Of Bitcoin And El Salvador Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr 12mins

20 Sep 2021

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Special Guest: Aaron van Wirdum

Clubhouse Bitcoin Nederland

Aaron van Wirdum is geïnteresseerd in technologie en hoe dit van invloed is op sociale en politieke structuren. Hij schrijft sinds 2013 over Bitcoin voor onder andere Bitcoin Magazine. Daarnaast is hij co-host van de podcast De Bitcoin Show.

1hr 10mins

23 Jul 2021

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Bitcoin Beach and the El Salvador Bitcoin Law w/ Aaron van Wirdum, Jorge Valenzuela & Chimbera

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Aaron van Wirdum speaks with Jorge Valenzuela and Roman Martinez AKA Chimbera, two community leaders from the Bitcoin Beach project in El Zonte, El Salvador. Jorge and Roman tell the history of the Hope House, the heart of the Bitcoin Beach project, which aims to offer local youth a sense of community and perspective. They explain how their efforts have in recent years come to integrate Bitcoin, and what that process looked like. Jorge and Roman go on to explain how El Zonte has quickly grown to be a Bitcoin hotspot in El Salvador and Central America, and how this has changed the lives of people in the costal surfer town. From there, the Bitcoin Beach community leaders tell how the country of El Salvador adopted the new law to make bitcoin legal tender, and how they received the new law in El Zonte. They also discuss what they think the rest of the country thinks of the new law. Finally, Jorge and Roman speculate about what the Bitcoin law could mean for El Zonte and El Salvador moving forward, and how bitcoiners from all around the world can help make the initiative a success.

59mins

15 Jul 2021

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97. History & Future of Bitcoin | Aaron van Wirdum of Bitcoin Magazine

Tech Path Crypto

Bitcoin (BTC) is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto.The currency began use in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software. On this episode, we look into the history of bitcoin and blockchain creation and the potential future of it's technology.Guest: Aaron van Wirdum - Technical Editor - Bitcoin MagazineBitcoin Magazine website ➜ http://bit.ly/bitcmagsBitcoin Magazine youtube channel ➜ http://bit.ly/bitcmag#Bitcoin #BTC #Blockchain~History & Future of Bitcoin | w/ Aaron van Wirdum of Bitcoin Magazine~⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺Subscribe on YouTube ✅ https://bit.ly/PBNYoutubeSubscribeFacebook 📱 https://bit.ly/PBNfacebookTwitter 📱 http://bit.ly/PBNtwitterGet Our FREE Breakthrough Business Consultation now!➜ http://bit.ly/PBNbusinessHave me speak at your event! ➜ http://bit.ly/PBNbusinessGet 1,000 miles of free Supercharging with the purchase of a new Tesla car ⚡ http://bit.ly/PBNtesla───────────────────────────Want to start your own virtual event or education series? Try our pro-level virtual event services 🎓 🎬 http://bit.ly/ReverVirtual​​​Want your own custom podcast? Jump in to the growth in podcasting to reach new and existing customers 🎙️ http://bit.ly/ReverPodcasts

32mins

12 May 2021

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Read_518 - Two Taproot Activation Clients! [Aaron Van Wirdum]

Bitcoin Audible

"discussion about Taproot activation turned out to be a long and sometimes heated debate. Now, it has resulted in two different Taproot activation paths, embedded in two main software clients that could in some scenarios even become incompatible with one another." - Aaron Van WirdumWith a short introduction to taproot and all the mess around the True/False activation dilemma, we cover another great piece from Aaron Van Wirdum at BitcoinMagazine breaking down why we have 2 different clients, what the conflict is exactly and what it might mean for Bitcoin over the next year.Check out the full article below, with lots of links to other works and source for further digging:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/there-are-now-two-taproot-activation-clients-heres-whyFor the previous episode discussing the True/False dilemma in detail, here is Aaron's previous article covering the debate:https://bitcoinaudible.com/lot-true-or-false-the-last-hurdle-for-taproot/Our amazing sponsors below:In the worst case of a fork, all you need to do is be holding your own keys! Use the BitBox02 hardware wallet, and you'll be protected. (guyswann.com/bitbox discount code GUY for 5% off)And if you aren't automatically stacking sats, you're doing it wrong. The best, simplest savings plan is with Swan Bitcoin. Automatic, low fees, a no brainer for a real bitcoiner. (swanbitcoin.com/guy gets you some FREE sats to start off)A huge thank you to Bitcoin Magazine for always being such a reliable and fascinating source of news and thought in this space! They and the LTBnetwork are an unmatched resource. 👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

19 Apr 2021

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Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

Bitcoin Audible

"As a consensus system without central authority, Bitcoin protocol upgrades can be challenging. If one segment of the network upgrades to a new version of the protocol before another segment does, different nodes might enforce different rules, introducing the risk that the network fractures between them." - Aaron Van WirdumToday's read is from Aaron Van Wirdum at Bitcoin Magazine, an excellent writer who has so many brilliant breakdowns of the technical and historical elements of Bitcoin. Taproot is SO close, but there is a final debate, a final hurdle to tackle before we get to see it activated on the network, and that’s over how and when to turn on the switch.LOT=true or LOT=false? This is the Last Hurdle Before Taproot Activation:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/lottrue-or-lotfalse-this-is-the-last-hurdle-before-taproot-activationCheck out the Bitcoin Audible Page for Aaron & his collection of amazing work:https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5204Today’s Bitcoin Resource:mempool.spaceA huge thank you to our amazing sponsors:LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl)SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy)BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox)Final thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTBNetwork for being such an incredible source of signal to the Bitcoin ecosystem! letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

4 Mar 2021

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? A closer look at 3 candidates with Aaron van Wirdum

Crypto News Weekly

The creator of Bitcoin, going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto has never revealed his true identity. Even today, where Bitcoin has a market cap of over 1 trillion dollars, no one knows who the inventor is. To make the mystery even bigger, after a final message on April 26th, 2011, Satoshi was never seen online again. Even his wallet, estimated to contain over 1.1 million bitcoin, remains untouched. Who could Satoshi Nakamoto be? What happened in 2011? The guest for this special is Aaron van Wirdum, a Bitcoin journalist who writes for Bitcoin Magazine and does podcasts like De Bitcoinshow and The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado. Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/authors/aaron-van-wirdum The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-van-wirdum-sjorsnado-the-technical-side-of-bitcoin/id1532957243 Donations Bitcoin: bc1qlefgnl0xqvfwxywsw0frmpyswewklsh4r4x2w5 Litecoin: ltc1qzagdp2l4svlvk437f0nx70de8znrf50xurjmym e-mail: info@cryptonewsweekly.io

31mins

26 Feb 2021

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Bitcoin Audible - Poolin's Initiative to Activate Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network

'œTaproot will unlock a new range of possibilities for Bitcoin, improving privacy and expanding smart contract possibilities'The code has been merged, the client is on the way, and it's time for the miners and community to bring this to the next step. Led by the mining pool "Poolin," they and others are reaching out to other major pools to get confirmation on support for the soft fork upgrade, and how they would like to see it activated. With various options, risks, and time horizons, this is the beginning of finding a standard for the client release where taproot is finally brought to the Bitcoin network. Today's read is another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine author Aaron Van Wirdum breaking it all down. Listen to find out.Check out the original and stay up to date with the remarkable resource over at BitcoinMagazine.com:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/poolin-launches-initiative-to-activate-taproot-encouraging-other-mining-pools-to-joinTo dive deeper into Taproot, what it is, and what it enables, check out a previous article from Aaron explaining the whole picture:Taproot is Coming:https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3435And thank you to our amazing sponsors for Bitcoin Audible!' For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa' And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitboxSatoshi Bless the incredible LTBNetwork and the resource they've built for Bitcoiners for so many years! letstalkbitcoin.com

19 Nov 2020

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Read_464 - Poolin's Initiative to Activate Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

Bitcoin Audible

“Taproot will unlock a new range of possibilities for Bitcoin, improving privacy and expanding smart contract possibilities” The code has been merged, the client is on the way, and it's time for the miners and community to bring this to the next step. Led by the mining pool "Poolin," they and others are reaching out to other major pools to get confirmation on support for the soft fork upgrade, and how they would like to see it activated. With various options, risks, and time horizons, this is the beginning of finding a standard for the client release where taproot is finally brought to the Bitcoin network. Today's read is another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine author Aaron Van Wirdum breaking it all down. Listen to find out.Check out the original and stay up to date with the remarkable resource over at BitcoinMagazine.com:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/poolin-launches-initiative-to-activate-taproot-encouraging-other-mining-pools-to-joinTo dive deeper into Taproot, what it is, and what it enables, check out a previous article from Aaron explaining the whole picture:Taproot is Coming:https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3435And thank you to our amazing sponsors for Bitcoin Audible!• For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa• And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitboxSatoshi Bless the incredible LTBNetwork and the resource they've built for Bitcoiners for so many years! 🙏🏻letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

18 Nov 2020

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