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Peter McCormack

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Peter McCormack: Why Bitcoin's Fungibility Issue Shouldn’t be Attacked by Monero Enthusiasts

Monero Talk

If you enjoyed the show & would like to support us, a donation of any size would be greatly appreciated and would mean so much!XMR Donations Accepted :) 49GdSCVTTE4TaDknDFn95QGc3mn3g7JZiPKX6QM7ZpuE5cscRFuGNhnjATKnjDHY7tNUQMM63n24uPYbj1AXFBk5KUPnDrLTODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Peter McCormick, creator and host of the most successful bitcoin podcast — What Bitcoin Did. Peter opens with declaring his admiration for Monero despite being a Bitcoiner first and foremost. The conversation becomes a bit contentious as expected, with Doug pushing Peter on what he sees as bitcoin’s flaws. Peter was reluctant to argue the technical features of bitcoin v monero but he was a great sport and we hope to have him back on soon with technical experts to get deeper into the weeds of these digital cash protocols. Perhaps the most revealing moment was Peter admitting that Bitcoin may have a fungibility problem after doing some googling during the show. The takeaway being, If you are new to this space don’t only listen to talking heads in cryptoland, like Doug or Peter, in trying to figure out what crypto’s have real value. Rather, Do your own research to understand what technical features are vital to a cryptocurrency, understand what risks exist for each, and invest accordingly.Links: Website: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/SPONSOR: Cake Wallet, the first open-source Monero wallet for iOS. If you have an iphone or Android 📲, Monero Talk recommends that you use Cake;) It has been verified by the Monero community, you control your own keys, it connects directly to the Monero blockchain, and you can even exchange between XMR, BTC, LTC & more in the app!Website: https://cakewallet.io/ iOS Download: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cake-wa... Android Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! The more subscribers, the more we can help Monero grow! 🚀Listen & Reach out to us: 🎧PODCAST: ITUNES: https://apple.co/34W7FVp SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2t1y9b4 GOOGLE PLAY: https://bit.ly/363JYMo STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2tUcIck WEBSITE: https://www.monerotalk.live 📧CONTACT: monerotalklive@gmail.comGet 🤓😎Social with us: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/monerotalk FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MoneroTalk/ HOST: https://twitter.com/douglastuman INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/monerotalk/


2 Feb 2021

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Wining Hearts and Minds for Bitcoin w/ Andy Edstrom and Peter McCormack

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

In this week's Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with Andy Edstrom and Peter McCormack to discuss their recent contribution to Bitcoin Magazine Wining Hearts and Minds for Bitcoin.   Both Peter and Andy believe that Bitcoin is inevitable and has already won but it can be easier or harder depending on how bitcoin evangelists educate. They believe that thru rhetoric and appeals to moral foundation theory, Bitcoin evangelists can better explain to skeptics and newcomers the numerous positive implications of adopting Bitcoin.   Moral foundations theory is a theory on how humans make decisions and establish attitudes about things. The theory his a heavy influence on the book Righteous Mind which is the inspiration for the article.   These foundations from Moral Foundations Theory are: (1) care/harm, (2) fairness/cheating, (3) loyalty/betrayal, (4) authority/subversion, (5) sanctity/degradation (6) liberty/oppression.    In the article you all apply this mental model towards mining and energy usage.   "Bitcoiners need to educate people on this topic and avoid beginning passively on the back foot.  Whenever talking to someone who is concerned with Bitcoin’s environmental effects, it may make sense to lead with this question: “Could you please explain to me how we’re going to defeat global warming without Bitcoin?”  (I.e., defend your doomed sticks arguments, and I’ll respond with my Bitcoin carrot.)"   Follow Bitcoin Magazine @Bitcoin Magazine  Follow CK @ck_SNARKs  Follow Peter McCormack @PeterMcCormack Follow Andy Edstrom @edstromandrew


28 Jan 2021

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My Big Picture on Bitcoin | Interview On Peter McCormack’s “What Bitcoin Did”

The GaryVee Audio Experience

Today’s episode is an interview that I gave on the podcast “What Bitcoin Did”, hosted by Peter McCormack. This episode featured the founder of Parallax Digital, Robert Breedlove as we discussed the potential for a government response to Bitcoin. We discuss my thesis on bitcoin and what I think people in this space aren’t talking about enough. Enjoy! Let me know what you thought. Follow What Bitcoin Did: Website: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatbitcoindid Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatbitcoindid/ Tweet Me! @garyvee Text Me! 212-931-5731 My Newsletter: garyvee.com/newsletter

1hr 16mins

20 Jan 2021

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Read_487 - Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin [Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack]

Bitcoin Audible

"In a world in which governments and companies continually encroach on personal liberties via surveillance and outright control, Bitcoin shines like a beacon of freedom." - Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack The anti-bitcoin narratives are going to flood in and have already started. We need to be ready for it, and that’s why this piece by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack is a required listen/read. How do we answer the Fed, how do we respond to the propaganda and the ignorance? Find out in another of Bitcoin Magazine’s incredible recent pieces title, “Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin” Check out the original at the link below, plus the incredible library of articles dropping every day at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winning-hearts-and-minds-for-bitcoin Mentioned at the beginning of the show is BtcMag’s page dedicated to everything busting the Energy FUD, keep it for quick reference: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/tags/energy-consumption Don’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) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message

1hr 4mins

19 Jan 2021

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What Bitcoin Did - How Peter McCormack turned his hobby into the world's biggest Bitcoin podcast

The Crypto Conversation

Peter McCormack is the host of the popular What Bitcoin Did podcast and the new Defiance podcast. After starting the podcast in late 2017, What Bitcoin Did has grown steadily and recently achieved an impressive 5 million downloads.  Why you should listen: Before the pandemic, Peter traveled regularly preferring to do his interviews in-person. With global travel now on hold, Peter is based out of his home in Bedford, UK. Peter says that he has used the time to focus on his craft and keep refining his content production. He has also given up booze and redone his garden.  Peter says the Libertarian argument against lockdowns is stronger now and as countries get hit by a second wave it will likely be more difficult to enforce new lockdowns without social unrest. Peter is impressed by the leadership of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Key takeaway: Peter started podcasting almost by accident after spending time at a retreat in Italy with podcaster Rich Roll. After telling Roll about his growing interest in Bitcoin, Roll encouraged McCormack to start a Bitcoin podcast. In the three years since McCormack has traveled to 30 countries and interviewed hundreds of people. The success of the podcast means McCormack now has the freedom to pursue topics that he is genuinely interested in. What Bitcoin Did will continue to focus on the Bitcoin ecosystem. Peter says, “If you're into lots of different coins you get called a shitcoiner and if you’re into Bitcoin only, you get called a maximalist. So at one point I took a step back and thought ‘what is it I want to do?’ I looked at my portfolio and I only hold Bitcoin. Why? Because I believe in it and because I understand it, and because I think it can be a useful tool for a lot of people. I'm also interested in the human rights angle, so if I focus on Bitcoin - it allows me to cover other topics such as Ross Ulbricht of Silk Road and Venezuela.”  In some circumstances, Peter will cover other blockchains if it is of interest to bitcoiners. For example, his recent episodes on Ethereum were relevant because there are people who are wrapping Bitcoin on Ethereum so it's important for people to understand what Ethereum is. "Does that mean I'll cover Tron? No. Does it mean I'll cover Binance Chain? No. I will cover Ethereum because there is a significant amount of Bitcoin that is wrapped on it and people need to understand the risks." Asked about his favorite piece of sci-fi, Peter picks Alien 3 directed by David Fincher. Supporting links: What Bitcoin Did Peter on Twitter Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin Alien 3 If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.


21 Sep 2020

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Peter McCormack Interviews Yaron Brook: Libertarianism, Objectivism & BitCoin

Yaron Brook Show

In this interview, Peter McCormack from What BitCoin Did discusses the differences between libertarianism and objectivism, how an Objectivist society would work and Bitcoin with Yaron Brook.Recorded by Peter McCormack, What BitCoin Did and published on August 11, 2020 at https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/objectivism-the-philosophy-of-ayn-rand-with-yaron-brook. Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: http://youtube.com/ybrookBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: http://yaronbrookshow.com/supportOr make a one-time donation: http://paypal.me/yaronbrookshow.Continue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (http://twitter.com/yaronbrook) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/ybrook). Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: http://ari.aynrand.org

1hr 16mins

16 Aug 2020

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Being Defiant With Bitcoin: Peter McCormack, Host of the “What Bitcoin Did Podcast”

The Wolf Of All Streets

Peter McCormack is the host of the “What Bitcoin Did Podcast,” “Defiance Podcast,” and “Defiance TV.” As a journalist and filmmaker he has covered some of the most pressing global issues such as tyranny, corrupt monetary systems, inequality and technological advancement. After accruing millions of downloads and views, he is currently setting out to be the best filmmaker he can be.Scott Melker and Peter McCormack further discuss, bitcoin as monetary defiance, traveling to Venezuela, impending stock market doom, Stockholm Syndrome, American politics at its best and worst, the Craig Wright defamation lawsuit, a personal letter from Ross Ulbricht, spending bitcoin to make a movie, overcoming hardship, making the best of life, and so much more.---CHOICE IRA by KINGDOM TRUSTDon’t be part of the 7.1M Bitcoiners who have bitcoin and a retirement account but don’t have bitcoin in their retirement account. With Choice IRA by Kingdom Trust you can hold bitcoin in your retirement account. The first 1,000 users to open a Choice IRA will receive $62.50 in free BTC - visit RetireWithChoice.com/WOLF to join the waitlist and secure free BTC.---VOYAGERThis episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 6% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

1hr 3mins

30 Jul 2020

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A Conversation With Peter McCormack

Advance Tech Podcast

Written by Alexandra Moxin In this episode I spend time with Peter McCormack, Founder and Host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast, Defiance podcast and Defiance TV. Covering everything from Bitcoin, film making, his ongoing legal battle, early forays as a hip hop artist, film critic and other creative endeavours. We go fairly in depth into his human interest recordings including interviews with Lyn Ulbricht telling Ross’s story, and an upcoming documentary film with the band Ghost Inside. As often happens, when you get two people together who are used to asking the questions, it turns into more of a conversation. We go into how we’ve each coped with the lockdown, unexpected interests and things not commonly known along with what’s on the horizon for Peter in 2020 and beyond. You can reach Peter on twitter or by email You can listen to episodes and find more about his shows at What Bitcoin Did, Defiance Podcast and Defiance TV. Tune in to find out what Peter is up to next! Show Links What Bitcoin Did Defiance Podcast Defiance TV Peter McCormack on Twitter What Bitcoin Did - Bitcoin is Punk Rock with Keith Levene What Bitcoin Did - The Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin What Bitcoin Did - Beginner’s Guide #14: Bitcoin Things You Need to Know with Peter McCormack Bitcoin in One Lesson with Peter McCormack What Bitcoin Did - Mt. Gox Interviews Defiance - The Money Game, Cheaters Edition Defiance - Julian Assange: By His Father | John Shipton Defiance - Raising A Child With Down Syndrome | Josh & Katie McGraff Railroaded - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht, by Peter McCormack Defiance - Ross Ulbricht And The Silk Road | Lyn Ulbricht What Bitcoin Did - Charlie Shrem’s Untold Prison Stories Defiance - From Alcoholic to Ultra-Athlete | Rich Roll Defiance Europes’s Refugee Crisis - At Turkey’s Border With Greece, a Film by Peter McCormack Defiance - Controlling The Guns - Inside Maduro’s Venezuela, a Film by Peter McCormack Defiance - Venezuela’s Economic Crisis - The View From COLOMBIA, a Film by Peter McCormack Shotgun Stories, 2007 The Rover, 2014 American Woman, 2018 Magical Crypto Conference Consensus 2019 Magical Crypto Friends plushie toys Gunshow by KC Green (This is Fine meme)


23 Jul 2020

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Peter McCormack - What is Bitcoin & Where will adoption come from?

The Block Experience

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Peter McCormack, a prominent Bitcoin maximalist who needs no introduction. Peter has built up a huge follower base from speaking his mind and controversial topics and scam projects to spreading awareness about Bitcoin. Peter is the host of What Bitcoin Did, one of the largest podcasts in the crypto space. He has also recently started his second project 'Defiance' which talks about real-world issues such as free speech and government control. Enjoy!Thank you so much to our episode sponsors: Prime XBT : https://primexbt.com/id/sign-in


22 Apr 2020

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State Power & Authoritarianism After Coronavirus featuring Peter McCormack

The Breakdown

Peter McCormack is the host of What Bitcoin Did and the Defiance podcast. He recently returned from travel to a number of countries in South America including Venezuela and Colombia as well as the Turkey-Greece border.  In this off-the-cuff and wide ranging conversation, Peter and @NLW discuss Bitcoiner politics and the bitcoin community’s reaction to the potential for increased state power in the wake of Coronavirus Which types of state power growth we should be most concerned with  How to push governments to retract power growth on the other side of crisis  How travel around the world has informed Peter’s perspective on bitcoin and politics Why nuance is both disincentivized and sorely needed in times of crisis

1hr 11mins

20 Mar 2020