Motion: Toxic maximalism is great for Bitcoin (Giacomo Zucco vs. Paul Sztorc)
The Blockchain Debate Podcast
Guests:Giacomo Zucco: twitter.com/giacomozuccoPaul Sztorc: twitter.com/truthcoinHost:Richard Yan (twitter.com/gentso09)Today’s motion is “Toxic maximalism is great for bitcoin.”I hear many no-coiners say that “the worst thing about bitcoin is the bitcoiners.” They are referring to their negative encounters with staunch bitcoin believers on social media. The criticism is that these bitcoiners are irrational, vicious and annoying, and they attack no-coiners in unison like a coordinated army. The essence of this behavior is captured by the term: toxic bitcoin maximalism. The idea is that bitcoin is superior to all other currencies, which include fiat, obviously, and all other cryptos; and impolite behavior online is justified in promoting bitcoin or defending its legitimacy. Well, obviously not all bitcoiners are like that. Today, we will have two bitcoiners facing off, on whether such behavior continues to serve bitcoin well.If you’re into crypto and like to hear two sides of the story, be sure to also check out our previous episodes. We’ve featured some of the best known thinkers in the crypto space.If you would like to debate or want to nominate someone, please DM me at @blockdebate on Twitter.Please note that nothing in our podcast should be construed as financial advice.Source of select items discussed in the debate (and supplemental material):Article on the Bitcoin blocksize war: https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@tobixen/a-brief-history-of-the-bitcoin-block-size-warBook about the Bitcoin blocksize war: https://www.amazon.com/Blocksize-War-controls-Bitcoins-protocol/dp/B08YQMC2WMGiacomo Zucco personal website: https://giacomozucco.com/Paul Sztorc personal website: https://truthcoin.infoPaul Sztorc article on Bitcoin post-maximalism: https://www.truthcoin.info/blog/bitcoin-post-maximalism/Paul Sztorc's drive chain proposal: https://www.drivechain.info/Guest bios:Giacomo first heard of Bitcoin in 2012 and shortly started to mine the cryptocurrency. He quit to focus on Bitcoin full-time in 2013 and has since cofounded and supported Bitcoins startups. He is cofounder of BCademy, a website dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology education and consultation.Paul is a self-branded independent Bitcoiner. He is perhaps best known as the proposer of Drivechain, a project that seeks to leverage sidechain technology in order to introduce additional functionality to Bitcoin. One use case of this is a zcash-like fully encrypted sidechain using Drivechain.
Bitcoin Fixes This #52: Physics with Giacomo Zucco
Bitcoin Fixes This
Giacomo Zucco is a physicist, programmer and Bitcoiner. We talk about his interest in physics, what’s happened to the progress in Physics and the connection with math. Giacomo also tells us about how metaphysics and the desire for determinism to be true affects the study of physics.
Giacomo Zucco - Full Interview - To the Moon Ep. 17
Bitrefill's To the Moon Podcast
Our full interview with Giacomo Zucco. Giacomo discusses a wide range of topics, like RGB, Lightning Network, Taproot, blockchain ossification, Lightning's privacy, privacy wallets, and XMR. Don't miss it! Follow Giacomo on social media: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco Welcome to the 17th episode of Bitrefill's To The Moon Podcast. To The Moon is Bitrefill's new weekly podcast to discuss Bitcoin, altcoins, adoption, news & current events, and all things crypto. Join host Lawrence Ray, along with Jerry Okai, and Ricardo Martinez, for a light-hearted and humorous weekly discussion about the latest developments in the crypto economy. Join our Sphinx.Chat Tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/bitrefillstothemoonpodcast Follow To The Moon Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToTheMoonPod Follow Bitrefill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill Browse Bitrefill's catalog of gift cards and mobile refills: https://www.bitrefill.com/ Sign up for a Bitrefill account: https://www.bitrefill.com/signup
Pt. 1 Giacomo Zucco on RGB, client side validation, and Lightning/RGB symbiosis - To the Moon 17
Bitrefill's To the Moon Podcast
In part 1 of our Interview with Giacomo Zucco, we discuss RGB, a protocol for issuing tokens on Bitcoin, the advantages & disadvantages of data onchain vs. offchain, and how the Lightning Network shares similar strengths and weaknesses as RGB, and how some of these issues were solved using the Lightning Network to help RGB send token issuance data peer to peer. Welcome to the 17th episode of Bitrefill's To The Moon Podcast. To The Moon is Bitrefill's new weekly podcast to discuss Bitcoin, altcoins, adoption, news & current events, and all things crypto. Join host Lawrence Ray, along with Jerry Okai, and Ricardo Martinez, for a light-hearted and humorous weekly discussion about the latest developments in the crypto economy. Join our Sphinx.Chat Tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/bitrefillstothemoonpodcast Follow To The Moon Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToTheMoonPod Follow Bitrefill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill Browse Bitrefill's catalog of gift cards and mobile refills: https://www.bitrefill.com/ Sign up for a Bitrefill account: https://www.bitrefill.com/signup
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ044Transcript In this episode we have Giacomo Zucco! Giacomo is a Bitcoin protocol and Lightning Network protocol consultant/teacher. He spends his time supporting projects that he feels might be relevant for the future of Bitcoin. In this episode, we explore one of those projects that he is currently supporting. RGB is a way to put assets and other data on top of Lightning. We also explore some alternative layer three approaches. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 3:27 - What is RGB? 8:40 - Why RGB? 15:23 - Would RGB work better with Eltoo/SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT? 17:19 - Transaction Fees on Bitcoin/ Could RGB become the new transacting layer because of on-chain fees? 26:31 - Counterparty/Omni 33:34 - OmniBolt: What is it? How does it work? 44:18 - RGB Elevator Pitch 45:14 - RBG Weaknesses 48:41 - Why should we care about USDT/Tether? 57:15 - Giacomo’s Disclaimer 1:12:13 - What Giacomo’s working 1:03:02 - What can YOU do to explore RGB? 1:05:38 - Final Call to Action 1:09:20 - RGB vs LN Giacomo’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco Giacomo’s Website: https://giacomozucco.com/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/supportLightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Learn more: One of the main devs on RGB: https://github.com/dr-orlovsky SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT/Eltoo: http://anyprevout.xyz/
KDC#165: Bitcoin Defunds the Military-Industrial-Complex - with Aleks Svetski & Giacomo Zucco
The Keyvan Davani Connection
#Bitcoin #MilitaryIndustrialComplex #Government #State #NationState #Freedom #FreePrivateCities Aleks Svetski & Giacomo Zucco join me in this highy fascinating episode to discuss the question how Bitcoin will defund nation-states, governments, & the military-industrial-corporate-intelligence complex. We talked about so many other topics: -Taxation & Systemic Theft by Central Banks & Governments -Centralization vs. Decentralization -Militarized Police States -Free Private Cities & Localized Economics rooted in Bitcoin and so much more. Links of Aleks & Giacomo: twitter: @giacomozucco / @AleksSvetski Subscribe to my youtube-channel & Podcast-show, follow, like, share, retweet, and - if you love any episode- consider writing a 5-star-review on i-tunes & Apple-Podcast. twitter: @keyvandavani Share this tutorial with your friends and family. Subscribe, like, follow, donate Sats, and -if you loved any of my episodes- , write a 5-star-review on Apple-Podcast or i-tunes. Thank you! twitter: @keyvandavani If you wish to support my work with Fiat-Money or Satoshis. paypal.me/keyvandavani PayNym-ID (Samourai Wallet): +summerhall1f2 I would appreciate a positive rating & review on anchor.fm/keyvandavani or any other platform, if you have enjoyed my show. Subscribe to my Podcast-Show on: Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2IA2dhV Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/31rSymq Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2wOfq1k Breaker: https://bit.ly/2IzhiQO Overcast: https://bit.ly/2R4nnbJ Castbox: https://bit.ly/34DbM97 Pocket-Casts: https://bit.ly/2XElbKv Radio Public: https://bit.ly/2I86iuH twitter: @keyvandavani Website: keyvandavani.com/podcast YouTube: youtube.com/keyvandavani Bitcoin-sponsors are welcome! email@example.com Thank you for listening and your support! Keyvan Davani --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/keyvandavani/message
#11 Relai Bitcoin Session with Giacomo Zucco: The Bitcoin Maximalist
Relai Bitcoin Session
Giacomo Zucco was our guest today on the Relai Bitcoin Session podcast. Giacomo is the CEO of BlockchainLab and an outspoken Bitcoin maximalist. He is also an investor in Relai. More about Giacomo: https://it.linkedin.com/in/giacomozucco More about Relai: https://relai.ch/ Do you have any questions, suggestions, or criticisms? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org Relai on Twitter: https://twitter.com/relai_ch Relai on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/relai-ch/
Ep 25. Giacomo Zucco & Svetski. Bitcoin & the HOPF Cycle of the Internet.
Wake Up Podcast by Aleks Svetski
Welcome !!! Episode 25 has been my favourite so far. @GiacomoZucco is by far one of the most consistent, intelligent and authentic people I've had the pleasure of not only learning from, but speaking to & meeting. This conversation touched on so many things which are relevant NOW, and for life in general. We covered Bitcoin of course, but also understanding those who do & don't understand Bitcoin with a very useful Venn-Diagram style heuristic that I think you will all find incredibly useful. We spoke about Giacomo's early days as a scientist, about complexity and about how that led to him being a Libertarian (in the congruent, traditional sense of the term) and later a Bitcoiner. We spoke about how the right AND the left are both idiots. We discussed Seasonality, the HOPF Cycle which many of you know, ie; - Strong man create good times - Good times create weak men - Weak men create hard times - Hard times create strong men And how this theme consistently comes up throughout history, and what we can do (if anything) to either lengthen or shorten the frequency of certain periods and perhaps minimise the amplitude also. We discussed the Memetic nature of ideas, and how modern warfare is memetic in nature because all out, overt violence is no longer as functional-a-tool as it used to be. So much good stuff in this discussion. Listen to it. Share it around. Subscribe to the channel, and make sure you check out Giacomo's article on The Bitcoin Times: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-and-the-hopf-cycle-of-the-internet-f351f1b7c1e3 You can find Giacomo on Twitter @GiacomoZucco _________________________________ Thanks again for listening. Subscribe on YouTube, Anchor, Spotify: https://anchor.fm/wakeuppod https://www.youtube.com/c/WakeUpPod And follow me on Twitter @AleksSvetski & https://svetski.medium.com More coming soon!
Read_483 - Bitcoin & the Hopf Cycle of the Internet [Giacomo Zucco]
“Hard times make strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” - Giacomo ZuccoToday's read is another amazing article from Vol 3 of The Bitcoin Times. This is such a cool concept taking an evolutionary and social pattern and applying it to technology and the history of the internet. Another brilliant piece for the archive and I had a blast with Guy’s Take section on this one, so don’t miss it.Check out the original and the other amazing pieces from the Bitcoin Time Vols at the link below:https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-and-the-hopf-cycle-of-the-internet-f351f1b7c1e3Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below:BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox)LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Giacomo Zucco is one of the greatest thinkers in the space. He has helped me wrap my head around many topics over the years. Giacomo is a Bitcoin maximalist and Covid1984 minimalist so today we discussed surveillance, statism and bitcoin. Enjoy. twitter - @giacomozucco website - https://giacomozucco.com As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. Website - https://www.bit-buy-bit.com Twitter - @BitBuyBitPod Email - email@example.com Today you can exchange $1 for 8718 Sats (Sale ends soon.) Thank you Coinfloor for sponsoring the show. If you haven't signed up or bought Bitcoin then click the link below for 30% off Autobuy fees for 3 months. coinfloor.co.uk/BITBUYBIT