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Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. I use this show to learn more about this phenomenon, and its various implications, from some of the brightest minds in the space, and beyond. I'm not trying to educate or inform anyone, I'm sharing my own journey of attempting to understand bitcoin, and delving in to some of the less obvious, but incredibly profound, aspects of its emergence in the global culture.
 
Closing the Loop is a podcast about Bitcoin. In it, we will be speaking with the entrepreneurs, developers, and thinkers who are contributing to the evolution of this revolutionary technology. The podcast will also be an ongoing experiment of sorts, leveraging the latest developments in the broader ecosystem, highlighting and implementing solutions that foster censorship-resistant communication and new content monetization models. Join us in discovering the many possibilities that Bitcoin br ...
 
The Best in Bitcoin made Audible. Guy Swann makes the knowledge of Bitcoin, the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. Exploring Bitcoin from an investment perspective, economic analysis, its philosophical foundations, & technological primitives. Reading and distilling thousands of hours of others' works on Bitcoin, Guy explains everything you need to know.
 
The Tech in Shanghai podcast (@techinshanghai) is a new show which tells the story of what's happening on the ground in the Shanghai/China technology and start-up scene, through the eyes of the people making it all happen. We keep it casual, letting the various founders, CEO's and MD's tell their version of what it's like to to be involved in the scene of one of the most dynamic and fast growing markets in the world. We hope you'll join us as we follow this amazing story and speak to some fa ...
 
Tell Me Something True is for people who want to fall in love with the mystery of life again. Practical, fun, and provocative conversations that use the lenses of psychology, philosophy, creativity, science, and spirituality to help us discover the surprising things that make life meaningful. Laura McKowen, the host, is the best-selling author of We Are The Luckiest, a "raw, deep and hopeful" memoir. Laura brings hard-won life experience, a searing curiosity, and deep passion for others to e ...
 
Charges with Rex Chapman takes its audience on a journey through some of the most fascinating scandals that have rocked the world of sports – from brawls to betting to bribery, and everything in between. Hosted by Chapman, an NBA and Twitter legend, each episode centers around an interview with a famous athlete who ran afoul of the law. We’ll relive their rise to fame as well as their fall from grace – and hear their side of the events that changed their lives forever. Created by Portal A & ...
 
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I'm so excited to welcome back John Lloyd Young who won the Tony & Grammy Award for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony Award Winning musical Jersey Boys. In this episode, we discuss Jersey Boys stage mishaps, John Lloyd’s Feinstein's/54 Below concerts & in the last 10 minutes we take some fan questions! Feinstein's/54 Below Concerts:…
 
"Money, in the ideal (which we’ll likely always only ever strive for, and not achieve), turns a portion of ‘our work, here and now’, into a portion of ‘everyone’s work, anywhere and forever’." - John Vallis Continuing the incredible piece from yesterday by John Vallis around how the human consciousness even creates value and meaning, and how deeply…
 
"What is money? Why is it used? Which type of money is best? And why?" - Eric Yakes Today we are diving into the foundational chapter of Eric Yakes' book The 7th Property. What are the characteristics of money, and how can we use them to understand the security and comparative value of competing monetary goods? The full book as well as the audioboo…
 
This is the second episode in my ongoing discussion series with Erik Cason. Erik is not only a good friend, but also a brilliant thinker and writer, who I respect tremendously. Erik's views have helped shaped my own in various ways, and as I delve into this new format, I thought it would be fun and fruitful to get him involved, for a more thorough …
 
How would you approach change if you saw it as BOTH a practice AND mindset?Katy Milkman has researched this and it’s clear she’s on to something. In today’s conversation and in her bestselling book, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Katy Milkman shows us how change is BOTH a combination of acquiring p…
 
“This makes Bitcoin miners uniquely symbiotic with energy grids serving as “demand response” partners. If energy is ever in short supply, people get priority over Bitcoin miners. However whenever there is excess energy, it gets monetized. This symbiotic relationship leads to more energy abundance generally.” - Brandon Quittem Another great piece co…
 
The quality and source of my food has been a top priority for me for many years, but I've always felt a sense of guilt and hypocrisy for the degree to which I was separated from the 'nitty-gritty' of the sacrifices involved in sourcing my food. I've longed for a closer and more considerate relationship to what is required to be provided with the nu…
 
Major Attaway is Broadway's longest-running Genie in Disney's hit musical Aladdin. From granting wishes to The Genie's Jukebox, to the importance of understudies on Broadway, we talk about it all. Major Attaway is a 20+ year veteran entertainer who began his career in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area. In 2016 Attaway made his Broadway debut in Disney’…
 
We promised more AMAs, so let’s go! This week, Laura answers three questions that interlace around the topics of infidelity, trust, intimacy, divorce, addiction, forgiveness, and the complex reality of life and love.We are so grateful for the courage and trust our listeners place in us when they call in and share themselves in such generous ways. T…
 
“Sacrifice is thus a critical component of value, as it is the use of one’s own limited resources, as that against which all action is measured and justified.” - John Vallis Why does it always seem that the Bitcoin rabbit hole inevitably leads to the questions of "what is money" & "what is value?" How do we always find ourselves at such fundamental…
 
For our first episode of the year and season, we thought it would be fun to bring Gigi back on for a discussion about what the team has been working on, highlights and developments from Season 1, some thoughts around the evolution of the value4value model, and our focus for the upcoming year. Thanks to everyone involved, the incredible guests we ha…
 
Erik Cason is not only a good friend, but also a brilliant thinker and writer, who I respect tremendously. Erik's views have helped shaped my own in various ways, and as I delve into this new format, I thought it would be fun and fruitful to get him involved, for a more thorough discussion on some of the topics that we both find most meaningful. En…
 
"This confluence of Fed hikes and investor naivety “presents the setup for a severe washout” as the “pernicious effects of rising interest rates on future cash flows will likely prompt speculators and investors at the margin to dump or severely reduce their crypto holdings.” - Nik Bhatia We take a little break to discuss the crazy state of the mark…
 
Purity culture isn’t a thing that happens to OTHER people. The tendrils of sexual repression have insinuated themselves into all of our lives. In the second half of our conversation with Jamie Lee Finch, we see how evangelical Christianity’s restrictive approach to sex, sex education and owning your body and desire isn’t that different from what so…
 
Sometimes people reach out to me to have an offline chat, to share their ideas, or to get help in refining their thinking in some way. I often record these discussions for my 'personal archives', with the expectation that I'll enjoy listening to them back someday. Sometimes the content can be quite personal, so I don't even think about publishing i…
 
“The people at the end of the line who are flipping NFTs do not fundamentally care about distributed trust models or payment mechanics, but they care about where the money is.” - Moxie Marlinspike As a follow up to the model and concept of web3 built on top of Bitcoin and Lightning, it seems prudent to have an exploration of web3 built on top of cr…
 
"Our goal is basically to realize this concept we have created called the atomic economy. This is just my way to create a narrative and mental model to represent hyperbitcoinization, or a future world where we actually broke free from having government regulations control the economy, having big tech control our data, and having big banks control o…
 
This is the second episode in the long-form series I am doing with Untapped Growth. If you haven't yet listened to the first episode, I suggest starting there for optimal continuity and coherence. Enjoy! -- Series description: As most reading this will know, bitcoin is a genuinely unprecedented phenomenon, which appears to have far-reaching implica…
 
What if your body was your closest friend instead of…whatever it is now?Jamie Lee Finch is a wise guide for so many women who are asking - what would a healthy relationship with my body look like? In this conversation we go deep into why we need to relate to our bodies like A PERSON and the healing that can come as a result. Virtually NONE of us ar…
 
In a follow up to the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research and OpenNode, we dive into the possibilities for how Lightning will change the global market, the potential for truly on-demand services, streaming money, the access it could bring to billions with no banking, & why I think it will change how we interact with the web itself. Light…
 
"What the Internet has done for information, Bitcoin and the Lightning Network will do for money. " - Elizabeth Stark Finishing the amazing report from Arcane Research on the state of the lightning network and development ecosystem. Covering the development path, the major players in the space, and the nation states beginning to pay attention and t…
 
Our final episode for 2021 is a harvest of hard-earned wisdom to launch us into 2022. You’ll hear from Peter Rollins, Annie Grace, Rob Bell, yung pueblo, and africa brooke. They share so much on how to slow down, trust ourselves, get our focus on what we truly need and, most of all, have fun while doing it!We are SO GRATEFUL for all of the support …
 
“The Lightning Network, and the possibility to perform micropayments instantaneously, will most likely change how we pay for certain services. We already see the first steps, but the alternative to stream money will revolutionize many popular services in the future.“ - Arcane Research Today we are diving into Part 1 of The State of Lightning Report…
 
What if you could step off the rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows? What if the pain that comes with taking everything personally could taper and largely disappear?THAT’S the promise of emotional sobriety, and Veronica Valli is one of the most steady, sane, helpful voices when it comes to that murky topic. Veronica is a woman in long-term rec…
 
This episode's guest is Cory Klippsten, founder and CEO of Swan Bitcoin, a popular US-based service for buying bitcoin. Swan began as a way to make it easy for people to dollar cost average their bitcoin buys, automating them on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Only bitcoin, and only buying. There is no option to sell with Swan — a not-so-subtle …
 
Hanging out, talking about bitcoin and the macro economic landscape:)More from the guys:TWITTER (JEFF): https://twitter.com/JeffBoothTWITTER (PRESTON): https://twitter.com/PrestonPyshTWITTER (FOSS): https://twitter.com/FossGregfossMore from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: h…
 
“Crypto exchanges with numerous coins have an incentive to get you excited about new coins, because they make money from trading volumes. Even if it’s just meme-coins like Doge or Shiba Inu with briefly-lived spikes, they want to get you in on the action, especially near the top of the spike when enthusiasm is high. Their financial incentive is for…
 
"If Bitcoin were built on a proof-of-stake model, where the more coins you have the more votes you have on how the network functions, the large exchanges and custodians could have used the millions of coins they held on behalf of clients to vote in their own favor. This is similar to how Vanguard and BlackRock hold trillions of dollars of indexed e…
 
Kaz is the host of the 'Down the Rabbit Hole' podcast, where he hosts discussions around the various aspects of the emerging bitcoin phenomenon. I have been enjoying the perspective he's been sharing on Twitter lately, and so I invited him on for a chat. Enjoy! -- More from Kaz: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/btcKazPODCAST: https://anchor.fm/dtrhpod …
 
"These pioneers are akin to the Bitcoiners who showed up post-Mt. Gox, through to the Class of 2020. These are the individuals who saw the promise and opportunity of Bitcoin and seized it, despite the dangers that mainstream society warned us of. In the same way that the Oregon Trail was fraught with perils, so too is the journey from precoiner to …
 
In the continuation of my conversation with Tomer Strolight we talk about the relationship between the humanity consciousness and the bitcoin consciousness. How the humanity consciousness (being) has developed through the ages and what it might turn into in the future. We also discuss perspectives around right and wrong, good and bad and non-dualit…
 
John Richards is the morning drive host at KEXP, Seattle. For decades, he’s been the soundtrack to the lives of people starting their day, handpicking every record and building a global fanbase. The thing to understand about John is that he’s on a mission than transcends playing cool tunes. John and KEXP are using their collective platform to carry…
 
"If Bitcoin had existed in Tesla’s time, it would have removed the need for a corrupted monetary arrangement. Bitcoin mining is a permissionless and censor-resistant reward mechanism that incentivizes the cheapest and most reliable sources of energy. Tesla could have, hypothetically, self-funded his experimentation with mining rewards. The more suc…
 
Every 3 months the 4 of us get together to hangout and chat about bitcoin. Enjoy:) -- More from the boys: TWITTER (Rob): https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 TWITTER (Erik): https://twitter.com/Erikcason More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you're i…
 
"Neither is a Central Bank Digital Currency a State-level embrace of cryptocurrency—at least not of cryptocurrency as pretty much everyone in the world who uses it currently understands it. Instead, a CBDC is something closer to being a perversion of cryptocurrency, or at least of the founding principles and protocols of cryptocurrency—a cryptofasc…
 
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