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Stephan Livera Podcast

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.

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SLP170 Yuri de Gaia - Bitcoin’s Two Economies & Citadels

Yuri de Gaia, Partner at L2B Global (Reserve Bitcoin OTC, Liquiditi, Moontower) joins me to talk about Bitcoin’s two economies: the regulated compliant world, and the defiant crypto-anarchist world. How they will grow Do they support each other Citadels, Monarchy, and Anarcho-capitalism OTC Trading Liquid Moontower Yuri Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Y_deGaia Personal blog: https://degaia.co/ L2B Global (company) https://l2b.global Bitcoin Reserve (HNWI brokerage) https://bitcoinreserve.com The Bitcoin Reserve Journal (blog) https://journal.bitcoinreserve.com Moontower (retail) https://moontower.co/ Liquiditi.io (Liquid asset swap tool) https://liquiditi.io/ Article: https://degaia.co/bitcoins-two-economies/ Other relevant episodes: SLP141 American HODL SLP161 Titus Gebel - Bitcoin Citadels as Free Private Cities Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Subscribe on YouTube Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr 5mins

4 May 2020

Rank #1

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SLP67 Plan B (@100trillionUSD) - Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity through stock-to-flow techniques

Plan B (@100trillionUSD), operator of a well known pseudonymous twitter account joins me for discussion on modelling the incredible value of Bitcoin. Don’t miss this discussion on data modelling, finance and investing in Bitcoin!  We talk: Influences in terms of Bitcoin Modelling Bitcoin’s digital scarcity Impact of the halving Challenges and problems with modelling Bitcoin Finance and Investing theory and practice applied to Bitcoin Plan B / @100trillionUSD Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/100trillionUSD Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity - https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25 Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera

1hr 1min

15 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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SLP93 Raoul Pal - Global Macro Risks and Bitcoin

Raoul Pal (CEO RealVision and Global Macro Investor) joins me in this episode to discuss the Global Macro risks that he sees, and his perspective on Bitcoin. We talk about the stage of the business cycle that we are in, problems faced by individuals and corporates, and Raoul’s views on Bitcoin.  Raoul Pal and Realvision links: Raoul twitter: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI Realvision link: http://realvision.com/free Raoul tweet thread: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1147878009870983169 Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me

59mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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SLP109 Preston Pysh - How To Think About Bitcoin as an Investor

Preston Pysh, co-host of The Investor’s Podcast (a globally ranked Investment podcast), joins me to talk about his thoughts on investing in Bitcoin. We talk about the category errors and pitfalls that an investor must be wary of when conceiving of the Bitcoin investment thesis. We discuss: Category errors 80 years of conditioning Investment career risk Psychology and emotions, and how you can manage yours Trace Mayer and the Mayer Multiple Preston Pysh Links: Preston’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh The Investor’s Podcast: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320 Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me

1hr 1min

24 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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SLP115 Trace Mayer - Bitcoin as Ultimate Collateral

Trace Mayer, renowned Bitcoin investor, writer and speaker joins me in this episode to talk about a range of topics on jurisdictional competition in relation to Bitcoin, how best to learn, shifting perceptions on Bitcoin, whether there are any threats to Bitcoin, and this concept of Bitcoin as the ultimate collateral. Trace Mayer links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TraceMayer Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast: https://www.bitcoin.kn/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1415720320

1hr 5mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks

Michael Flaxman, Bitcoin Educator and Developer joins me in this episode (part of the SLP Hardware Wallet Interview series) to talk about the current state of Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This episode is a must listen to learn the differences between some of the current popular Hardware Wallets, and give you a framework on how to think about Hardware Wallet security. This will help you think more clearly about how to secure your own bitcoins.  We talk: The current state of hardware wallets Multi signature is additive Why you should use Testnet Secure elements PSBT Backups Shamir’s secret sharing Michael Flaxman links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/mflaxman Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Comparison site: https://bitcoin-hardware-wallet.github.io/ Personal website: https://www.michaelflaxman.com/ Thread on Bitcoin HW Wallets: https://twitter.com/mflaxman/status/1146813021232226306 SLP Hardware Wallet Series link: https://stephanlivera.com/slp-hardware-wallet-interview-series/ Sponsor links: Kraken: http://www.kraken.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=stephanlivera Unchained Capital: https://www.unchained-capital.com/?utm_source=Stephan%20Livera&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Affiliate Manning Publications: http://mng.bz/07rW Stephan Livera links: Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Show notes and website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephan-livera/ Rate and Review the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Orange Coin Good and other Merchandise @ Layer One BTC Store: https://layeronebtc.com/collections/stephan-livera-podcast Email contact: stephanlivera@pm.me

1hr 53mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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SLP53 Andreas M. Antonopoulos - On Bitcoin Maximalism

Andreas M. Antonopoulos (best-selling author, speaker and bitcoin  educator) joins me in this episode to talk about his views on Bitcoin  Maximalism as contrasted with a multicoin view. Andreas and I disagree  and present clashing visions. We also discuss other points such as  whether Bitcoin challenges central banking more specifically, or banking  generally. Andreas M. Antonopoulos links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/aantonop Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ Episode Sponsor BUIDL Bootcamp: Website: https://buidlbootcamp.com/ Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/

1hr 4mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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SLP51 Dr Guido Hülsmann - Austrian Monetary Economics & Bitcoin

Dr Guido Hülsmann, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, and Economics Professor at the University of Anger, France, joins me in this very special episode. We talk about government monetary intervention compared with a free market in money. We discuss many topics: The process of government monetary intervention and deterioration in quality of money Which kind of monetary intervention is worst? Interaction of reserve requirements with capital requirements How businesses and banking differ in a free market economy versus our fiat money economy The tendency towards one most saleable good or money, even within the cryptocurrency world Comments on 'stock to flow' ratio and hard money Dr Hülsmann's economics book recommendations for listeners Dr Guido Hülsmann links:  Website: http://www.guidohulsmann.com/ Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production: https://mises.org/library/ethics-money-production Murray Rothbard’s What Has Government Done To Our Money?: https://mises.org/library/what-has-government-done-our-money Hans-Hermann Hoppe How Is Fiat Money Possible?: https://mises.org/library/how-fiat-money-possible-or-devolution-money-and-credit Ludwig von Mises Theory of Money and Credit: https://mises.org/library/theory-money-and-credit Huerta de Soto Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles:  https://mises.org/library/money-bank-credit-and-economic-cycles Philipp Bagus In Defense of Deflation - https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319134277 Stephan Livera Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss

54mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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SLP131 Parker Lewis - Bitcoin is Intuitive

Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital joins me in this episode to talk about a range of things: How he went from global macro hedge fund to bitcoiner What the Fed gets wrong A Hayekian appreciation for bitcoin His blog series, Gradually, Then Suddenly Bitcoin becoming intuitive Unchained Capital Caravan - open source & free multi sig Links: Parker Lewis Twitter @Parkeralewis Unchained Capital Website Unchained Capital Twitter Unchained Capital Youtube Caravan Demo Other relevant episodes: SLP113 Dhruv Bansal SLP97 Michael Flaxman Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast

1hr 17mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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SLP141 American HODL - HODLer stories and Bitcoin Citadels

American HODL of Bitcoin Twitter joins me to tell us his stories of Bitcoin HODLing, how he built up his conviction in Bitcoin HODLing, and where we’re going with this: Modern society and the impact of fiat money HODLer stories Spend and replace vs HODL Bitcoin Baby steps Bitcoin Citadels - will they be real? Links: Twitter: @american_hodl Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast

1hr 13mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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SLP34 Dan Held - Bitcoin Heroes, Villains, Survival, and Capitulation

Dan Held (Co-Founder Picks & Shovels) has been writing influential articles and joins me in this episode to share his perspectives on being in Bitcoin for 6 years. We discuss what the real narrative was around Bitcoin in the early days, and how some Bitcoin Heroes turn and become Bitcoin Villains. We also discuss how to survive in Bitcoin, as well as broader investment discussion on what 'capitulation' looks like in a Bitcoin bear market.

50mins

17 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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SLP139 Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Mastering Lightning & Using BTCPayServer

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, world renowned bitcoin speaker & author rejoins me on the show today to talk about some of his latest projects and efforts in Bitcoin. We talk about: Mastering Lightning - new book coming Process on learning Lightning Network Challenges in LN today Using BTCPayServer to be a merchant Using RTL myNode Andreas links: Twittter: @aantonop Website: aantonop.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aantonop Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast

1hr 7mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs

Laolu aka roasbeef, CTO of Lightning Labs joins me in this episode to talk about some of the latest developments with Bitcoin's Lightning Network: - Lightning Summit (Adelaide, Australia Nov 2018)- AMP- Splicing- Probing- Wumbology (large channels)- Neutrino- Wishlist for changes in Bitcoin Core- What products/services should be built on Lightning- What's coming up for Lightning Labs- Outlook for Lightning Network over the next year- How you can get involvedLaolu links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/roasbeef Github: https://github.com/roasbeef Lightning Labs: https://lightning.engineering/ LND Developer site: https://dev.lightning.community/Stephan links: Website: https://stephanlivera.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephanlivera

56mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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SLP71 Stephan Livera - Intro to Bitcoin Austrian thought

On listener request, I fly solo for this episode to give Bitcoin newbies and Bitcoin intermediate listeners an overview on 'Bitcoin Austrian' thought. Learn why students of the Austrian school of economics are well placed to understand Bitcoin: How money arises on the market as most saleable good Why Bitcoin isn't a scam 'Intrinsic value' Blockchains and social scalability Bitcoin and Austrian thinkers worth listening to and reading Make sure you share this episode with your friends who are struggling to understand Bitcoin!  Links:  Vijay Boyapati The Bullish Case for Bitcoin: https://medium.com/@vijayboyapati/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1 Nakamoto Institute Crash Course in Bitcoin Political Economy: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/crash-course/ Saifedean Ammous The Bitcoin Standard: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/1119473861 Mises Institute: https://mises.org/ Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera

58mins

15 May 2019

Rank #14

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SLP138 Matt Odell - Should Bitcoiners Coinjoin?

Matt Odell, co-host of TFTC/RHR joins me in this episode to talk about coinjoin techniques and bitcoin privacy. We discuss: What sparked off the recent discussion on coinjoin Binance SG flagging a customer for using coinjoin What’s at stake Is there a tension between ‘white market KYC compliant’ bitcoin and ‘grey market agorism’ bitcoin? Action steps to take Matt Odell links: Twitter: @matt_odell TFTC/RHR: TFTC.io Ronin Dojo: Ronin Dojo Github Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe GiveBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast

1hr 3mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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SLP69 Saifedean Ammous - How governments could kill Bitcoin and Bitcoin scenarios

Saifedean Ammous, Bitcoin economist and author of seminal book, The Bitcoin Standard, joins me in this episode. We talk about some of his recent research: How governments could try to kill Bitcoin  Why fiat money hyperinflation is not that likely Why we can’t simply disregard gold Thoughts on stock to flow modelling Research Bulletins going forward Saifedean links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/saifedean/ Research bulletin: http://saifedean.com/research Stephan Livera links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@stephanlivera Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?mt=2 Subscribe on Android: https://subscribeonandroid.com/anchor.fm/s/7d083a4/podcast/rss Website: https://stephanlivera.com/ Patreon: http://patreon.com/stephanlivera

1hr 1min

29 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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SLP162 Matt D’Souza - Bitcoin Halving Analysis: Bullish for Competitive Miners

Matt D’Souza CEO of Blockware Solutions joins me to talk about his team’s recent research piece on Bitcoin Halving and analysis from a mining perspective. In this conversation, we chat: Market participant profiles Miner electricity distribution Shut off and breakeven cost Mining Rigs Scenario Analysis Why some miners operate at a loss Difficulty adjustment dynamics Why Efficient miners welcome the halving Matt D’Souza links: Twitter: @mjdsouza2 Research: 2020 Halving Analysis Blockware: blockwaresolutions.com Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe SwanBitcoin Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

56mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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SLP119 Alex Bosworth - Submarine Swaps, Loop, Hyperloop

Alex Bosworth, Lightning Infrastructure Lead at Lightning Labs joins me to talk about what he’s working on: Submarine swaps, Lightning Loop and Hyperloop. We chat about the possibilities being enabled for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. We talk: Submarine swaps and Loop Practical applications for Merchants, Exchanges, Users Routing on the lightning network Fees on the Lightning Network What people should be doing with Lightning Network Alex Bosworth Links: Alex Bosworth Twitter Lightning Labs Website LND Developer slack Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast

1hr 3mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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SLP147 Pierre Rochard & Saifedean Ammous - Bitcoin as Savings Technology & Number Go Up

Pierre Rochard (Kraken, Noded Podcast, Nakamoto Institute) and Saifedean Ammous (Bitcoin economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard) join me to talk about Bitcoin as Savings Technology and Number Go Up technology. This point is often misunderstood, so listen in for discussion on: Cash balance Savings technology Number Go Up Stock to flow Lightning and Bitcoin developments Pierre Rochard Links: Twitter: @pierre_rochard Kraken Careers: Kraken Careers Kraken: Kraken.com Nakamoto Institute: Nakamotoinstitute.org Noded Podcast: Noded.org Saifedean Ammous Links: Twitter: @saifedean Site: https://saifedean.com/ Sponsor links: Kraken Unchained Capital CypherWheel by CypherSafe Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

53mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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SLP16 - Keeping Bitcoin Simple, with Beautyon (Akin Fernandez)

Akin (Beautyon_) and I discuss what led him to Bitcoin, his Bitcoin business Azteco, stances on Bitcoin and regulation, the importance of keeping Bitcoin simple, Open source software versus closed source software, and Samurai Bitcoin wallet.

56mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #20