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Bitcoin Basics Podcast

Invest in your own education before investing in Bitcoin. Hosts Faris (economist) & Gordon (technologist), from CoinCompass.com, make the complex world of Bitcoin simple by interviewing experts & translating key concepts for the Bitcoin beginner. No buzzwords, just the basics.

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Public vs private blockchains (10)

BitcoinBasics Podcast hosts Faris and Gordon differentiate between public and private blockchains, open and closed blockchains, blockchain use cases and the ultimate use case for the Bitcoin blockchain. Spoiler: it's money!


17 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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5/5: Bitcoin Nodes & Decentralisation (8)

Faris and Gordon finally dig themselves out the Bitcoin White Paper rabbit hole by explaining nodes and decentralisation of the Bitcoin network (blockchain).


8 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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What is a Stablecoin? (11)

BitcoinBasics Podcast hosts Faris and Gordon get into the weeds explaining stablecoins, potential use cases, limitations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the future of digital money and all without evening mentioning Fakebook's Libra coin. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/11


19 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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3/5: Double Spending Bitcoin (6)

Faris and Gordon continue falling down the rabbit hole of the Bitcoin White Paper by discussing double-spending and how the Bitcoin blockchain solves this without a 3rd party.


4 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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When is the Bitcoin halving/halvening? (14)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon speculate on the upcoming Bitcoin Halvening or Halving and how it's the "same same but different" to last time. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/14


28 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Bananas, not Bitcoin, on the Blockchain? (16)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon discover the best use case for the Bitcoin blockchain, besides money of course, bananas! Show notes: https://coincompass.com/16 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #blockchain


2 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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4/5: Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (7)

Faris and Gordon are stuck in the rabbit hole of the Bitcoin White Paper and explain Bitcoin's proof of work algorithm (PoW) and how this secures the Bitcoin blockchain.


5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Gold vs Bitcoin (17)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon compare gold & bitcoin as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, portable, durable, divisible, fungible & store of value. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/17 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #gold #money


5 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Is Bitcoin private or anonymous? (18)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon explain how Bitcoin is private & public, anonymous & pseudonymous & other oxymorons to simplify nuances for beginners. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/18 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #privacy #blockchain #exchanges


15 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Will the real Bitcoin please stand up! (15)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon rant about Bitcoin & Bitcoin copies (forks), bitcoin's value ($btc), Bitcoin's network effects, Bitcoin developers, Bitcoin community, Bitcoin miners & the speed & security of Bitcoin's blockchain. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/15


31 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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What happens if Satoshi’s coins move? (13)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon debate the potential implications of Satoshi's coins on Bitcoin and the market. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/13


23 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Digital currencies vs sovereign currencies (12)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon play buzzword bingo comparing digital currencies with Bitcoin. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/12


19 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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What is the Bitcoin lightning network? (9)

Faris and Gordon discuss the Lightning Network and how this payment solution is being used on top of the Bitcoin blockchain to enable cheaper, faster and more private transactions.


10 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Bitcoin Prosperity: Bitcoin & Markets 10-MAY-2020 (10)

A look at the macro markets for May 20, 2020: Bitcoin, unemployment rates, Nasdaq, VIX, gaps getting filled, US indices, EURUSD, gold & stock markets disconnecting from the real economy. Youtube: https://youtu.be/XOf6_Pz1pfY & show page: https://coincompass.com/58


10 May 2020

Rank #14

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Bitcoin Prosperity: Jared Dillian – Nocoiner to Bitcoiner (9)

We are joined by Jared Dillian (The Daily Dirtnap) to discuss his transition from Nocoiner to Bitcoiner, Gold vs Bitcoin, macro markets & portfolio management for individuals. Youtube: https://youtu.be/Nf8ay62NLQs & show page: https://coincompass.com/55


5 May 2020

Rank #15

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Bitcoin Prosperity: Bitcoin & Markets 04-MAY-2020 (8)

Another Bitcoin & macro markets update with Faris as he analyses the charts: Bitcoin; VIX; & indices. Youtube: https://youtu.be/ldSyVRrqNHI & show page: https://coincompass.com/54


4 May 2020

Rank #16

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Bitcoin Basics: #14 Bitcoin & Regulation 2of2 (47)

Part 2 answers the questions: who regulates Bitcoin? how is it regulated? how are bitcoins recorded? where can I check my balance? Youtube: https://youtu.be/YT78Ta2JNhg & show page: https://coincompass.com/53


1 May 2020

Rank #17

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Bitcoin Prosperity: Mark Yusko, Bitcoin & Macro (7)

Mark Yusko (Founder, CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management) kindly joined us to discuss Bitcoin, blockchain, inflation, USD, digital money, privacy & current economic trends. Youtube: https://youtu.be/oSQG21rfUmw & show page: https://coincompass.com/52

1hr 34mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Bitcoin Basics: #11 Bitcoin 51% attack (43)

What is a 51 percent attack on Bitcoin? Why it's possible but improbable? Bitcoin's incentives & game theory. Youtube: https://youtu.be/On-leQajT-0 & show page: https://coincompass.com/47


18 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Bitcoin Basics: #10 What is Bitcoin mining? (42)

What is Bitcoin mining? How does it work? Why do we need it? Youtube: https://youtu.be/53cXRKAMFdo & show page: https://coincompass.com/43


11 Apr 2020

Rank #20