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In this episode, you'll learn: How did Dr. Back discover Proof of Work (PoW)? Is Proof of Work a vital component of Bitcoin's price floor Blockstreams new initiative into mining Blockstreams new issuance of a debt note that pays Bitcoin coupons Using digital tokens on liquid for registry purposes for the note How mining can reduce volatility while …
 
On today’s show, Stig talks with William Green, the author of “Richer, Wiser, Happier.” They explore how the best investors can teach us not only how to become rich but how to improve the way we think, reach decisions, assess risk, build resilience, and turn uncertainty to our advantage. The best investors are master game players who consciously ma…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What were some early lessons that Greg learned that shaped the way he sees the investing world How does he think about the long-term debt cycle How can Bitcoin potentially impact the fixed income market How can convertible bonds become a catalyst for further Bitcoin adoption What are his thoughts on the contango trade…
 
On today’s episode, Trey sits down with Alex Lieberman, the co-founder and CEO of the wildly popular email newsletter company, Morning Brew. Alex comes from a family with a career history in finance, but set out on his own to pursue Morning Brew, and recently sold it to Business Insider for $75 million dollars. If you want to invest like Warren Buf…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What is a quantum computer and why is it important for the future How does quantum computer threaten encryption What is a Bloch Sphere and why is it important Why is quantum so good at solving specific problems What is the potential timeline for Quantum to achieve the processing required to pose a threat to Bitcoin Wh…
 
In today’s episode, Trey sits down with Ted Seides to talk about how the world’s elite money managers lead and invest. Ted has had an incredible career as an allocator, having started under the tutelage of David Swensen of the Yale Endowment, before starting his own multi-billion dollar alternative investment firm. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: Th…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What is Bitcoin's second layer? Where does lightning labs fit into the second layer What is Lightning pool? How is liquidity managed on the second layer Why does a person have an incentive to run a node Why open channel with other nodes What are the nodes that will benefit the post from opening many channels What are …
 
In today’s episode, Trey sits down with billionaire, Jim Mellon. They discuss Jim's new book, “Moo’s Law". The book is about the future of food and how we, as investors, can profit. CNBC has referred to Jim as “Britain’s answer to Warren Buffett” and he brings a wealth of knowledge to this very wide-ranging discussion. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What is a Discrete Log Contract (DLC) How is this different than other smart contract platforms like Root Stock (RSK) What does this mean long term How does this apply to the Lightning Network What does this mean for Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) How do Oracles work with DLCs BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN …
 
For this week’s Mastermind discussion Stig has invited Tobias Carlisle from Acquirer's Fund, Jake Taylor from Farnam Street Investments, and Dr. Wes Gray from Alpha Architect. All three guests are highly successful asset managers. They’re discussing why it’s too simplistic to argue that low-interest rates are pushing up stock prices and much more. …
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Charles' thoughts on how to value Bitcoin What are hash ribbons What are some Macro factors he's paying attention to What is the contango trade Bitcoin's price floor and how it relates to energy costs Top 3 investing lessons Bitcoin Tail Risks BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Bitcoin's production cost art…
 
In today's show, Trey Lockerbie is joined by Jason Karp. Jason has had an incredible career, starting as a quant at major hedge funds like SAC Capital, under billionaire Steve Cohen, as well as Carlson Capital, where he became the Co-Chief Investment Officer. He then moved on to start his own fund, Tourbillon Capital, which at its peak managed over…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Dan's Thoughts on the Overall Macro Landscape Bitcoin's potential Super-cycle Kraken exchange data and Bank Charter Comparing Yield opportunities in lending and Lighting Pool His opinion on non-financial use cases for blockchains Where we are at in the technology adoption curve Bitcoin's security model once the block …
 
Trey Lockerbie is joined by legendary investor, Joel Greenblatt. Joel is the managing director and Co-CIO of Gotham Capital, which has produced spectacular returns for over 3 decades. He is also the author of investing classics like The Little Book that Beats the Market, and You Can Be a Stock Market Genius. On top of that, he is a professor at Col…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What are the primary differences between peer to peer lending/borrowing and centralized lending How is HodlHodl different than solutions being provided on platforms like Ethereum Do lenders even care about what borrowers are doing with the funds? What are some of the risks associated with peer to peer lending/borrowin…
 
On today’s show, Stig and Trey talk about the current state of the stock market. Specifically, they talk about how to interpret the low-interest rate environment, and why they don’t expect the stock market to have topped just yet. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: Why billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller says that this market is the most difficult time e…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Does China control all the Bitcoin mining? Bitcoin uses so much energy, isn't that an issue? How Bitcoin is increasing productivity by reducing methane flaring How Bitcoin is slowly changing the power grid (for the better) Is it better to invest in Bitcoin mining or just buy Bitcoin How likely is it until we start to …
 
On today’s show, we speak with Mr. Ian Formigle, about the COVID-19 impact and how to identify value in commercial real estate. Ian has over 24 years of experience in the Real Estate market, while his company has over 400 offerings with over $13 billion in commercial real estate. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: How to value commercial real estate Ho…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What are the basics of how Bitcoin lending works What is over-collateralization What are some of the risks w/ Blockfi How does Blockfi protect against institutional lending that isn't over-collateralized How does Blockfi manage the escrow for depositors What is the future going to bring for Blockfi Does Zac Prince thi…
 
In today's episode, Trey Lockerbie interviews Sahil Bloom. Sahil is a Vice-President at a Private Equity Firm, as well as a frequent contributor to CNBC. He also holds a degree in economics, and a master's degree in public policy, both from Stanford University. Sahil is a rising star in finance, who recently blew up on Twitter, going from 500 follo…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What are some of the most important trends and data Plan B and WIlly Woo are looking at today What are their thoughts on a mature derivatives market having on the price Thoughts on the impact of CBDC Thoughts on the India ban Impact of Tether What is Willy's Go-To chart Willy's pricing model Vs Plan B's Thoughts on th…
 
In today's episode, Preston and Stig speak to Tobias Carlisle and Hari Ramachandra for the Mastermind Discussion of Q1 2021. Together, they sit down and talk about where they see value in the financial markets. They try and shoot holes in each other's stock picks and help each other as much as possible. It's a fun conversation that shows how they c…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How typical financial managers deal with clients interested in Bitcoin Regulatory Limitations for most fund managers Bitcoin ETFs What's the right portfolio size What's Andy's biggest FUD buster BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Andy's book, Why Buy Bitcoin Andy's Twitter Andy's Bio at SwanBitcoin.com Get …
 
On today's show, we have Cathie Wood from Ark Invest. Ark’s ETFs are fascinating and have been outperforming the market by a wide margin over the last year. For example, Ark’s Innovation ETF returned over 170% in the last year and it is now actively managing over $50 billion dollars. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: How innovation is often not priced…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: The history of Florentine Mint and how it changed European banking A background on double entry book keeping Counterparty risk and how it impacts markets The importance of Disciplinary Constraint in banking Thoughts on the Velocity of Money Thoughts on the governments' ability to shut down Bitcoin What would make Nik …
 
On today’s show, we have a veteran of the finance industry, Mr. Niels Kaastrup-Larsen. We discuss how simulations of trend following work together with an equities portfolio, and how models built on historical data perform in a year with a pandemic that we have never seen before. Niels has been part of the hedge fund industry for more than 25 years…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How are Bitcoin updates generated between developers How are Bitcoin updates released once complete How are new versions tested and agreed to What happens if updates aren't used by full node operators Why full node operators are important versus why miners are important 51% attacks Quantum computing and it's potential…
 
In today’s episode, we sit down with legendary investor, Tom Gayner, Co-CEO of Markel Corporation. Markel has been referred to as a “Baby Berkshire”, because it is structured similarly to Berkshire Hathaway, and has produced stellar results. Tom has been producing investment returns in the high teens for Markel Corp for over 30 years and was kind e…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: About the current state of commercial Real Estate The impact mid and small cap businesses are having on the real economy Thoughts on UBi in 2021 versus more QE Stable coins and using blockchains for bank clearing Tether concerns Lyn's thoughts on Ethereum Signals for another liquidity crunch S2F and a final cycle BOOK…
 
On today's show, we bring back investment expert, Cullen Roche, to talk about inflation, the state of the economy, and whether there is a rational argument for stocks trading at 50x earnings. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: Why money supply expansion is not equal to inflation Understanding the new rules of bond investing in today’s inflation and int…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Why is a second Layer Bitcoin Network needed What are the basics of the Bitcoin Lightning Network What is Bitcoin the network versus Bitcoin the store of value How the Bitcoin network is drastically reducing the cost of clearing payments Jack Mallers thoughts on inflation & Bitcoin payment opportunities Jack's Strike …
 
In today’s episode, we sit down with author and George Washington University Professor of Law, Lawrence Cunningham. Most known for his wildly successful publication of Warren Buffett’s Essays, Lawrence is the most prolific researcher and author of Buffett and Berkshire, having written over two dozen books on the topic. This was a very fun and wide-…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How Brent views the macro landscape Brents opinions on different "pools" of money in the greater economy Why scare assets are going to continue to dominate the investing landscape How to think about position size Brent's risks for Bitcoin How much Bitcoin should be in your portfolio BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TH…
 
For this week’s episode, Stig has invited John Huber from Saber Capital management, Tobias Carlisle from Acquirer's Fund, and Dr. Wes Gray from Alpha Architect. All three guests are highly successful asset managers. They talk about different value investing concepts that all investors should know. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: How to know what you…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How Michael Saylor defines Inflation, risk premiums and hurdle rates The fundamentals of Microstrategy Why he's putting Bitcoin on his balance sheet Why he issued convertible debt to buy more bitcoin How other companies will likely follow suit BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Michael Saylor's twitter Mich…
 
In today’s episode, we sit down with Alex Shahidi and Damien Bisserier from Evoke Advisors, to discuss balanced portfolio allocation tactics used by billionaires like Ray Dalio. Damien used to work for Dalio at Bridgewater Associates - the largest Hedge fund in the world with more than $160B under management, while Alex has over 20 years of experie…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: The early days of Blockstream The fork wars and why they were important to future growth What is transaction value per second and why's it important Where he sees Bitcoin in the next five years The Lightning Network Liquid Green and Aqua Security & utility tokens on top of Bitcoin Blockstream satellites Gaming and Bit…
 
On today's episode, Stig and I speak with Ed Harrison, the editor at Real Vision TV. Ed talks to us about current market conditions and how investors should position themselves accordingly. We'll discuss the accelerating debt situation across the globe and the opportunities and constraints for investors. In addition, we'll cover the continued massi…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Work being done on the lightning network for payments What a deflationary world would look like What would the price of real estate look like How might the stock market get repriced Other technology impacts Bitcoin might have on policy BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Jeff Booth's book, The Price of Tomor…
 
On today’s show we speak to Ben Claremon and Eugene Robin from Cove Street Capital about the intrinsic value of Lumen. Lumen Technology is a new name for a merged entity between Level 3 and CenturyLink. We discuss how Level 3 holds the hidden upside value while only being one-third of the new entity, and CenturyLink's dying business model is distra…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Top tips for people entering Bitcoin for the first time Thoughts on alt coins Why does the world need Bitcoin How money evolves in four phases The ownership distribution of gold and bitcoin Thoughts on Defi BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE All of Vijay Boyapati's incredible writings on Bitcoin Vijay Boyap…
 
When we talk about Real Estate investing, the community that first comes to mind is BiggerPockets. We are excited to welcome the hosts of BiggerPockets, Brandon Turner, and David Greene. BiggerPockets is the world's largest real estate community, and Brandon and David guide their audience through the complexities of real estate investing. Today the…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What's the fundamental problem Bitcoin intends to solve What is sound money Governments will never allow it!? How is Bitcoin's supply actually fixed? Central Bank game theory What is Bitcoin's Number Go Up Technology? But the price is so volatile Thoughts on the Stock to Flow model BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THI…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Why banks will be a smaller part of the S&P500 in the future How to invest in an unsafe macro environment Why we’re approaching a bursting sovereign global debt bubble Why a rising price of bitcoin could force up the price of gold ·Ask The Investors: How do I buy and store bitcoin safely? BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What is the intrinsic value of Diamond Hill Capital Management What is the intrinsic value of Oracle What is the intrinsic value of Footlocker Why Reliance Industries is a bet on the growth of India Why Preston is doubling down on Bitcoin. Ask The Investors: How do I decide on the right discount rate to use? BOOKS AND…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Are we in an inflationary or deflationary environment? Why interest rates will turn negative in the US Why bitcoin is consuming all other asset classes How and why hedge funds, large corporations, and endowments will soon enter the bitcoin space Ask The Investors: “Modern Monetary Theory” – is it valid? BOOKS AND RESO…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How we process information subconsciously and how we can take advantage of it How reflexivity functions between the conscious and subconscious mind. How the brain tricks us into making investing mistakes How the best investors use the biases of other investors to achieve superior stock returns BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENT…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Why you would like your counterpart to say “No” and not “Yes” when you negotiate with them Why you need agreement from your counterparty three times to close a business deal How to use loss aversion to your advantage in negotiations How to use the Ackerman model in negotiations Ask the Investors: Should I include shor…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: What is the intrinsic value of Charles Schwab The importance of networking effects in wealth management Why the two most important metrics in wealth management is AUM growth and NIM How to value a financial service company What the expectation is for inflation, and the impact for Charles Schwab Ask the Investors: When…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: The relationship between the velocity of money and liquidity Why we’re not living in a time of uncertainties, but actually living with certainty more than ever Why Ray Dalio’s idea of predicting cycles is not valid Why passive investing has Ponzi scheme traits when the money stops flowing in Why Paul Volker was a terr…
 
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