Nic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures and a Co-Founder of CoinMetrics.In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin mining, renewable energy, Texas, inflation, and debunking FUD.=======================If you haven’t started building your crypto portfolio on Okcoin, there’s no better time. They’re one of the fastest growing global exchanges around and they have some promotions happening right now to help even more people be part of the future of finance. If you have an account already, you can split $100 in BTC with a friend when you invite them to sign up for Okcoin if they buy $100 of crypto in the first month. The more friends who sign up and buy, the more BTC you get. And I always recommend dollar-cost averaging as a way for investors to have more control over their average price when building their portfolio. Now you can automate dollar-cost averaging with completely fee-free daily, weekly, or monthly recurring buys on Okcoin until November 1. That’s no fees at all on your purchases until the holidays. Get started on the web or on their new super easy-to-use app at okcoin.com/pomp =======================
Read_570 - Unpacking the Great Hashrate Migration [Nic Carter]
"The precise magnitude and schedule for the westward move is currently unknown, but all signals seem to be indicating the greatest shakeup in the geographic makeup of bitcoin mining since the start of the industrial mining era.” - Nic CarterToday we cover an article about the largest shift in mining infrastructure the Bitcoin network has ever seen. What does it mean for Bitcoin, for the Us, and for China, and what might be the reasons for this blanket move by the CCP? Find out in today's read from Nic Carter.Check out the original article below:https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/06/22/go-west-bitcoin-unpacking-the-great-hashrate-migration/••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them!Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure!• Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card!• And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox• Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
These Monetary TRENDS Aren’t Going Anywhere! Here’s What You Need to Know | Nic Carter
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Check out our sponsors: Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! ButcherBox: Sign up at ButcherBox.com/impact and get 2 lbs of ground beef FREE in every order for the life of your membership. Public Rec: Go to PublicRec.com and use promo code IMPACT to receive 10% off. Audible: Start listening with a 30-day free trial, one free audiobook and access to the Plus Catalog. Visit audible.com/IMPACTTHEORY or text IMPACTTHEORY to 500-500 CuriosityStream: Go to https://curiositystream.com/impact and use code IMPACT to save 25% off today, that’s only $14.99 a year. Having a complete understanding of the financial system we’ve become accustomed to since birth is not only advantageous, but it’s an absolute must. The gap between really understanding the impact and full gravity of inflation and living by a feeling or a suspicion is too wide to ignore. Nic Carter is an entrepreneur, investor, columnist and advisor in the Bitcoin crypto space. He’s joining Tom today to break down some principle ideas and thoughts to help you at least research what you should be doing with your money, your government issued and government backed money. What’s happening with crypto and NFTs isn’t something you can ignore or sleep through. Bitcoin has been going strong for more than a decade. You have a moral obligation to yourself and to your family to at least understand how inflation works, why increasing assets is like theft of your dollar’s value and how you can protect yourself and be part of the wealth redistribution in a way that benefits you more than harms you. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction to Nic Carter 1:31 | Does Bitcoin Matter? 4:21 | What is Money? 8:52 | Creating Devalued Money 14:43 | Redistribution & Inflation of Assets 22:24 | Reacting to Inflation 27:54 | Japan’s Stagflation 36:57 | Energy, Euphoria & Bitcoin 40:47 | Fiat Money Explained 45:10 | Do Research Money 49:16 | Bitcoin Value Vs Fiat Value 54:13 | Bitcoin, Digital Gold 57:52 | Value System by Design QUOTES: “Devaluing the monetary medium that we store our work and labor in is always redistributive. So it's effectively a way to reapportion societal resources from some group to another group.” [9:59] “there's a wealth effect whereby people feel richer, and then they spend more like if the value of your 401k goes a lot, goes up a lot, you're probably willing to buy that nice new car, if the value of your house goes up a lot” [16:23] “There's nothing that guarantees that public equity investors in the US are going to earn 7% every year for the rest of all time.” [31:38] “As an entrepreneur in the crypto space, and someone who allocates capital, my best hope is to sort of create the tools and the systems that regular folks can use to potentially escape a ruinous Fiat system.” [40:15] “The government cultivates an environment in which the dollar has value. They have certain tools to do that, one is tax policy...” [42:09] “The first thing is just not not accepting uncritically the narratives coming out of sort of our monetary elites in this country.” [49:06] Follow Nic Carter: Website: https://niccarter.info/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter
Read_555 - The Bitcoin Energy Debate & the Gold Resource Cost Debate [Nic Carter]
"Long before we had the Bitcoin energy debate, we had the gold resource cost debate. The contours were similar: the costs associated with gold refining and extraction were a waste; they were too great relative to a mere fiat standard in which notes could be printed for virtually nothing." - Nic CarterGreat piece today from Nic Carter published on Bitcoin Magazine. The energy cost debate of Bitcoin might not be quite what it seems to be. And we can take a lesson from history by understanding the long, ongoing debate about the resource costs of the Gold standard. Check out the original article at the link below, plus tons of great stuff from Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-gold-energy-debateDon't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#644 Understanding Bitcoin and Blockchains with Nic Carter
The Pomp Podcast
Nic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures and a Co-Founder of CoinMetrics.In this conversation, we discuss bitcoin, mining, Ethereum, smart contract platforms, Castle Island Ventures, Coinmetrics, geo-political issues, and then we roll the FUD dice. =======================Gemini is a leading regulated cryptocurrency exchange, wallet, and custodian that makes it simple and secure to buy, sell, store, and earn bitcoin, ether, and over 40 other cryptocurrencies. Offering industry-leading security, insurance and uptime, Gemini is the go-to trusted platform for beginner and sophisticated investors alike. Open a free account in under 3 minutes at gemini.com/pomp and get $20 of bitcoin after you trade $100 or more within 30 days.=======================With 10M+ users, Crypto.com is the easiest place to buy, and sell 100+ cryptocurrencies.The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% back instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Also, Crypto.com lets you earn up to 8.5% p.a. on BTC, and 14% p.a. on stablecoins. Get $25 when you download the Crypto.com App with code "pomp". Download the App now: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/pomppodcast2021=======================
From the Petrodollar to a Bitcoin Standard with Alex Gladstein & Nic Carter
What Bitcoin Did
“It’s reasonable to think that in the next 10-15 years, we’ll start seeing a real shift. Whether it’s to a bi-polar world or a multi-polar world or potentially a world where we no longer have the petrodollar as the reserve currency… but rather, maybe the Bitcoin standard.”— Alex GladsteinLocation: RemotelyDate: Monday 24th MayProject: The Human Rights Foundation & Castle Island VenturesRole: Chief Strategy Officer & PartnerBitcoin is in the midst of an immense cycle of FUD. In the last few weeks alone, Elon Musk has questioned the energy consumption, China has again imposed regulations on bitcoin miners, and even the Pope raised fears concerning fossil fuels.As Bitcoiners, we are used to the constant stream of attacks, but often the disparagement is down to a lack of understanding of Bitcoin, with people viewing it as just a visa-like payment processor. As Alex Gladstein says, Bitcoin “is not a fintech company competing with Visa. It is a decentralized asset competing to be the new global reserve currency, aiming to inherit the role gold once had and the role the dollar holds today.”If bitcoin does become the new global reserve currency, superseding the dollar, will that usher in a more peaceful world? And what impact will it have on equality and foreign policy? In this interview, I talk to Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation and Nic Carter, a Partner at Castle Island Ventures. We discuss the petrodollar system, moving to a bitcoin standard and the benefits that it would have on society.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 wallet-----WBD353 - 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.
Read_513 - Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining [Nic Carter]
"...And we’re just considering two sources of nonrival energy: clean energy curtailment in China, and vented/flared gas in the U.S. There are many other sources of stranded and nonrival energy sources globally. Suffice to say, there’s enough nonrival energy out there to run Bitcoin many times over. It’s just a matter of deploying hashrate in the right locations, which miners are doing — aggressively." - Nic Carter We have another great piece on the energy debate around Bitcoin, this time responding to a Bloomberg article by Noah Smith, but this time with a little twist. It's not so much about the environmental problem, but the economics and problems of the energy cost of the system, its explosive rise during bull markets, and how this threatens alternative uses, increases costs, and takes precious resources away from chip foundries producing much needed smartphones and computer processors. Is there anything to this criticism? Nic Carter responds in today's article: Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/noahbjectivity-on-bitcoin-mining-2052226310cb The first article in question - "Bitcoin Miners are on a Path to Self-destruction": https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-24/bitcoin-miners-are-on-a-path-to-self-destruction And Noah's rebuttal discussed in the Guy's Take: https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/bitcoin-mining-and-resource-use Don't forget our glorious sponsors: The SO much better than your stupid 401K plan - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) & the "Love your keys like family," secure, open source hardware wallet - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#173 – Nic Carter: Bitcoin Core Values, Layered Scaling, and Blocksize Debates
Lex Fridman Podcast
Nic Carter is a financial researcher, investor, writer, and podcaster on topics of decentralized finance. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – The Information: https://theinformation.com/lex to get 75% off first month – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil – Four Sigmatic: https://foursigmatic.com/lex and use code LexPod to get up to 60% off – Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/lex and use code LEX to get 25% off premium EPISODE LINKS: Nic’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter Nic’s Website: https://niccarter.info/ Nic’s Blog: https://medium.com/@nic__carter Nic’s Podcast: https://onthebrink-podcast.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS:
Critiquing Bitcoin with Frances Coppola & Nic Carter
What Bitcoin Did
Location: RemotelyDate: Wednesday 13th JanuaryCompany: Independent & Castle Island VenturesRole: Author & PartnerBitcoin adoption is maturing, and veteran traders such as Stan Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones, companies like Microstrategy and institutions like Grayscale and Skybridge have all made moves solidifying its reputation and profile. However, it is still not without its detractors.Arguments regarding scalability, how a deflationary system works and fears of money without government backing are topics of regular discussion. One critic who is quick to highlight Bitcoin’s perceived shortcomings is Frances Coppola, and last week on Twitter, Frances caused a stir with comments about the scarcity of bitcoin.In this episode, I moderate a debate between Frances, an economist and financial author, and Nic Carter, a Partner at Castle Island Ventures, to discuss some of Bitcoin's most fundamental questions.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.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.-----WBD299 - 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.
SotN#24: Everything is bullish, with Nic Carter (Triumphant! 2017 vs 2020 Bull Markets, What's Different this Time?)
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