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Citizen Bitcoin

Podcasting the dawn of the Bitcoin Renaissance.

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Gigi: 21 Lessons from Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole

Gigi and Brady go down the rabbit hole and discuss the lessons Gigi has learned from bitcoin. We get into the philosophy, economics and technology of bitcoin and its implications for the future. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter Citizen Bitcoin Podcast Citizen Bitcoin Lightning Shop Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: 21 Lessons: What I've Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole Most of the great content we discuss is available from Gigi's 21 Lessons site. Gigi on Twitter

2hr 3mins

23 May 2019

Rank #1

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Bitcoin is Ridiculous and The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

Tommy and Brady discuss two opposing articles about bitcoin, one titled "Bitcoin is Ridiculous, Blockchain is Dangerous" and the other "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin" Links from the show below. Newish to Bitcoin? Confused? Overwhelmed? We feel you. Follow us on YouTube, Medium and here for useful breakdowns of news, the social & economic implications of bitcoin and easy to follow howtos. We're just making the leap from learn to teach, your early support is huge. 🌍🌎🌏If you find value in this content, please subscribe, like, rate, review and share! Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizenbitcoin Citizen Bitcoin on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_fqW5K7-eLUXcLU-dR3eQ/featured Citizen Bitcoin on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/citizen-bitcoin/id1350483937 Or search your podcast app for “Citizen Bitcoin” “Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous“ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-09/bitcoin-is-ridiculous-blockchain-is-dangerous-paul-ford @saifedean tweet “Which is the bubble?” https://twitter.com/saifedean/status/973223806633435136?s=20 “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin“ by Vijay Boyapati https://medium.com/@vijayb_24615/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1

33mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Robert Breedlove: Understanding Time, Money and Bitcoin from First Principles

Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the show:Robert on TwitterRobert on MediumThe Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

1hr 20mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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A Reading: "Hyperbitcoinization: Winner Takes All" by ObiWan Kenobit

Is hyperbitcoinization a half-baked maximalist fantasy or a real possibility? In a Medium post ObiWan Kenobit presents a model of how the process could play out and here, Brady presents it in audio and adds some thoughts. Links from the show below. Fascinated by bitcoin? Confused? Overwhelmed? We feel you. Follow us for useful breakdowns of news, the social & economic implications of bitcoin and breakdowns about how the system works. We are dedicated to being sovereign citizens of bitcoin and we're sharing our journey learning bitcoin hoping it makes yours a bit easier. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizenbitcoin Citizen Bitcoin Podcast: https://citizenbitcoin.simplecast.fm/ Citizen Bitcoin on Medium: https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin Links from the show: Hyperbitcoinization: Winner Takes All by ObiWan Kenobit on Medium: https://medium.com/coinmonks/hyperbitcoinization-winner-takes-all-69ab59f9695f Money, blockchains, and social scalability by Nick Szabo on Unenumerated: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2017/02/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability.html Special thanks to The Cryptoconomy Podcast. If you appreciate Citizien Bitcoin you should definitely subscribe: https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/

38mins

26 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Money as a System of Control, Decentralization vs Centralization, Base Layer and Lightning Tech

In this episode Andreas and I talk about the early PC and Internet era and why it is often analogized to bitcoin’s evolution, we talk about how money has become coopted by governments drunk of Keynesian ideology, how money is used as a system of control and how bitcoin fixes this. In the second half of the discussion we talk tech - first base layer tech and then Lightning. We finish up with Andreas’ vision of a bitcoin future. Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the episode:GiveBitcoinCitizen Bitcoin merch at Layer OneThe Let's Talk Bitcoin NetworkAndreas on TwitterAndreas' website

1hr

23 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Ben Prentice: Bitcoin Economics and Monetization

Ben Prentice is a bitcoiner who, like myself, finally dived down the bitcoin rabbit hole in 2017. Ben has been focused on the economic lessons bitcoin has to teach us. He’s consumed a lot of the Austrian economics source literature and has started distilling that down into some fire threads on Bitcoin Twitter. I was excited to get a chance to sit down and chat bitcoin with him today. Just a couple bitcoiners talking bitcoin, one of my favorite things to do. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter Citizen Bitcoin Podcast Citizen Bitcoin Lightning Shop Citizen Bitcoin Layer ONE merch collection Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: Ben’s Bitcoin Twitter threads Ben on Twitter

1hr 25mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Phil Geiger: Revolutionary Scarcity, Bitcoin and Austrian Economics, Unchained Capital

Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the show:Phil on TwitterUnchained CapitalUnchained Capital BlogPhil’s article “All 21 Bitcoin Already Exist”

1hr 21mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Matt Odell: Mining, Governance, UASF, Self-Sovereignty, Privacy and Bitcoin's Future

Matt Odell and I went for over two hours talking governance, mining, UASF, self-sovereignty, Canada, privacy, Venezuela and Bitcoin's future. We also drank some Laphroaig and got cosmic for our boy Marty Bent. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizenbitcoin Citizen Bitcoin Podcast: https://citizenbitcoin.world Citizen Bitcoin on Medium: https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the episode: Tales from the Crypt: http://tftc.io Canada's bitcoin information request forms: https://news.bitcoin.com/canada-tax-agency-poses-probing-questions-to-cryptocurrency-owners/ Francis Pouliot responds to Canadian government bitcoin information requests: https://www.ccn.com/canada-scheme-audit-bitcoin-tax-evaders Wasabi Wallet: https://www.wasabiwallet.io/ ObiWanKenobit thread on fiat's attack on bitcoin: https://twitter.com/ObiWanKenoBit/status/1105882193199394816

2hr 14mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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PoW is Efficient, Information Theory of Money, Tokenizing Securities and Realized Market Cap

Brady and Tommy discuss bitcoin mining energy usage and why Proof of Work is efficient, the information theory of money and the 2018 Baltic Honey Badger conference with takes on Bruce Fenton's tokenizing securities presentation and Nic Carter's Realized Market Cap idea. Links from the show below. Fascinated by bitcoin? Confused? Overwhelmed? We feel you. Follow us for useful breakdowns of news, the social & economic implications of bitcoin and breakdowns about how the system works. We are dedicated to being sovereign citizens of bitcoin and we're sharing our journey learning bitcoin hoping it makes yours a bit easier. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizenbitcoin Citizen Bitcoin Podcast: https://citizenbitcoin.world Citizen Bitcoin on Medium: https://medium.com/@citizenbitco Links from the show: 2018 Baltic Honey Badger Conference Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ZoGUAnY9s 2018 Baltic Honey Badger Conference Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2WXxgZ8h-0 Dan Held on The Information Theory of Money: https://twitter.com/danheld/status/1044631693062066177 "Proof of Work is Efficient" by Dan Held: https://medium.com/@danhedl/pow-is-efficient-aa3d442754d3 Bruce Fenton on tokenizing securities: https://twitter.com/brucefenton/status/1043833386257854464

44mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Parker Lewis: Bitcoin is Inevitable

In this episode Parker and I discuss much that ails our economic system: Kenyesianism, quantitative easing and modern monetary theory. Then we get into the fix. We discuss Parker’s latest addition to the Gradually then Suddenly series titled “Bitcoin Obsoletes All Money”. I steelman some FUD and precoiner questions and arguments and Parker expertly delivers the answers. In the end we get bullish on the inevitable bitcoin future and the society it will create. Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the episode:Bitcoin Obsoletes All MoneyUnchained Capital BlogParker on Twitter

1hr 21mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Conner Brown: Economics, Government, Religion, Gaming, Scammers and Debating Bitcoin

Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the show:TFTC with ConnerConner on MediumConner on TwitterBitcoin-resources.com Github

1hr 41mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Michael Goldstein: Trolling, Memetics, Austrian Economics and Carnivory

Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks in the ep:Michael on TwitterThe Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

1hr 23mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Basement Bulletin w/ Guy Swann: Looking Back on 2019

I sit down with my buddies Tom Pearson and Guy Swann to shoot the shit about bitcoin's 10th year, and it was an incredible one.Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek

1hr 52mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Why Bitcoin is Different and What's Up with Bitmain?

Altcoin prices tumble as bitcoin price holds strong at the 6,000 USD per BTC and the 100 billion USD market cap level. Bitmain Pre-IPO documents paint a picture of trouble for the mightiest bitcoin mining company of all time. Fascinated by bitcoin? Confused? Overwhelmed? We feel you. Follow us for useful breakdowns of news, the social & economic implications of bitcoin and breakdowns about how the system works. We are dedicated to being sovereign citizens of bitcoin and we're sharing our journey learning bitcoin hoping it makes yours a bit easier. First Lawrence Bitcoin Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Lawrence-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/kfktcqyxmbqb/ Bitcoin and altcoin price separation: https://twitter.com/Fullbeerbottle/status/1029284335898255360 via https://coin360.io/ Bitmain numbers from Samson Mow on Twitter https://twitter.com/Excellion/status/1029690904422957056 https://twitter.com/Excellion/status/1029688460402089984 https://twitter.com/Excellion/status/1029686892080521216 The bitcoin story in three tweets https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin/status/1028642389496406016 Bitcoin is different becasue https://twitter.com/pierre_rochard/status/988403000682139649 "To the Moon" by Hobotek from the Free Music Archive http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hobotek/Odessa/03Hobotek_-_Moon_in_the_sky

34mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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Ansel Lindner: Bitcoin History, Maximalism, Ethics and Renaissance

Ansel Lindner has been one of the most important people in my bitcoin journey, his Bitcoin and Markets podcast was the first staple of my bitcoin podcast rotation. In this long, ranging, late night discussion with Ansel we get into his bitcoin history, discuss Bcash, Ethereum and the former bitcoiners who jumped ship to lead those communities. We discuss why bitcoin is different and what bitcoin maximalism means to us. We talk Austrian economics and the ethics of money production. Toward the end we get a bit cosmic, discussing how bitcoin affects the human spirit and the coming bitcoin-fueled human renaissance. Discussions like these are what I’m here for and why I’m a dedicated bitcoiner. If you appreciate the pod, it would be a huge help if you took a minute to leave a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts! Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizenbitcoin Citizen Bitcoin Podcast: https://citizenbitcoin.world Citizen Bitcoin on Medium: https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: Namecoin: https://namecoin.org/ Bitcoin and Gold: https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin/bitcoin-compared-to-gold-and-traditional-currency-fb0565ffa0d3 Ethereum yellow paper: https://ethereum.github.io/yellowpaper/paper.pdf Vitalik Buterin's quantum computer simulator scam: https://www.newsbtc.com/2016/08/17/gregory-maxwell-vitalik-buterin-ran-quantum-computer-scam/ More on Vitalik scams: http://bitcoinerrorlog.com/2016/08/vitaliks-quantum-quest/ Ansel Lindner number one most animus against bcash: https://cryptoslate.com/a-twitter-analysis-of-the-100-most-influential-people-in-crypto-exposes-the-biggest-bitcoin-cash-haters/ CSW's Satoshi coming out story: https://www.businessinsider.com/incredible-career-of-craig-steven-wright-australian-scientist-suspected-of-creating-bitcoin-2015-12 The China Hustle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55892jT06aI

1hr 47mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Marty Bent: Finance, Markets and Bitcoin, TFTC, Energy FUD, and Bitcoin's Future

Uncle Marty joins Brady to talk about what it's like being the most loved bitcoiner in the world, how his experience in finance shaped his early understanding of bitcoin, how bitcoin will change the financial industry, we rant about bitcoin energy FUD, talk price for a bit and finish with Marty's vision of a bitcoin world 50 years from now. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter Citizen Bitcoin Podcast Citizen Bitcoin Lightning Shop Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: Tales From the Crypt Subscribe to Marty's Bent Marty's Bent for April 3, 2019 - refuting the FUD in the below Gizmodo article Bitcoin Surges 15% Overnight Because Nobody Learned Their Lesson After the Last Crash - Gizmodo Niclk Szabo on unforgeable costliness: What makes cryptocurrency “worth” something? Shelling Out: The Origins of Money

1hr

4 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Adam Back: Bitcoin's Past and Future

Dr. Adam Back is a cypherpunk pioneer. His work on hashcash is cited in the Bitcoin whitepaper and, lesser known among bitcoiners, but just as cool, his work on telescoping circuits is cited in the TOR white-paper. These are among many more contributions to the field of applied cryptography. In this episode we discuss cypherpunk history, bitcoin’s history and future, bitcoin privacy and Adam gives us an overview of the state of bitcoin tech. This was a great one, hope you all enjoy it.Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the episode:Adam on TwitterBlockstream[Blcokstream Green[(https://blockstream.com/green/)

1hr 28mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Guy Swann: Finding Bitcoin, Bitcoin 2019 Preview, Eltoo, Statechains, Bullishness

Guy Swann is host of The Cryptoconomy Podcast. In this episode we are regaled with Guy’s bitcoin story, and it’s a good one. We also talk about Eltoo, state chains, atomic multi path payments, and lightning loop. We get all hyped up for the Bitcoin 2019 conference and wax super bullish toward the end of the ep. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter Citizen Bitcoin Podcast Citizen Bitcoin Lightning Shop Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: The Cryptoconomy Podcast Bitcoin 2019 Conference Statechains article by AVW Eltoo article by AVW

1hr 17mins

23 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Brandon Quittem: Bitcoin Culture Wars and The Bitcoin-Fungi Analogy

Brandon Quittem burst onto the bitcoin scene like a mushroom breaking through three inches of asphalt when he published the first part of his bitcoin-fungi analogy in December 2018. I love biology and nature in general, and have a particular interest in mushrooms and fungi - they are incredibly interesting lifeforms - and I enjoy foraging for morels in the springtime. So Brandon was toward the top of my list of bitcoiners to talk to when I started doing these interview episodes. In this one Brandon and I start of with some talk about this Faketoshi/Hodlonaut mess and a piece about Bitcoin culture wars that Brandon published a couple months ago. We talk about potential future culture wars around privacy and fungibility vs chain transparency for supply verification and about the declining subsidy and transition to a fee market to support network security. Then we dig into the mycelium and mushroom analogy and Brandon gives us a preview of the upcoming third and final part of the series. Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter Citizen Bitcoin Podcast Citizen Bitcoin Lightning Shop Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek Links from the show: Cordyceps sinensis Craig Wright Threatens Libel Suit In Letter to Bitcoiner, Demands Apology Bitcoin Culture Wars: What Doesn’t Kill You Only Makes you Stronger Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism (Mycelium) — Part 1 / 3 Audio reading of Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism (Mycelium)  by Guy Swann of The Cryptoconomy podcast Bitcoin is a Social Creature (Mushroom) — Part 2/3 Audio reading of Bitcoin is a Social Creature (Mushroom) by Guy Swann of The Cryptoconomy podcast Brandon Quittem on Twitter Brandon Quittem on Medium

1hr 44mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Lucho Poletti: Bitcoin Art, Renaissance, Memes, Lightning, Finance

Lucho Poletti is a bitcoin artist with an incredibly unique and beautiful style. Lucho has an interesting background in business and finance before he followed his passion into a career in art which eventually merged with another of his passions: bitcoin. In this episode Lucho and I discuss his that background story, delve into our economic situation and the state of global finance, we then move into his art career, his process and how it has evolved, we discuss a couple of his recent works and Lucho speculates about how a bitcoin future might unfold. Citizen Bitcoin on TwitterCitizen Bitcoin PodcastCitizen Bitcoin Lightning ShopCitizen Bitcoin Layer One merch collectionMusic: Moon in the Sky by HobotekLinks from the episode:GiveBitcoinSaveBitcoin on TwitterThe Let's Talk Bitcoin Network Lucho's websiteLucho on TwitterLucho's collection in InstagramThe Dancing SatoshiAbout Ride the Lightning

1hr 11mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #20