The Coin Pod

Defining and Forking Bitcoin with Daniel Krawisz – The Coin Pod, Ep. 17

Controversy is a hallmark of almost every discussion about Bitcoin, and podcasts like this one are an excellent platform for discussing contentious opinions.

This seventeenth coin pod features Daniel Krawisz’ flatly controversial, provocative opinions on Bitcoin forks, defining bitcoin, competing versions of bitcoin, the Lindy Effect, and much more. Daniel co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, is a software developer, and hosts the YouTube show “Bitcoin Stuff.” He and I didn’t agree on much, …

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The Virus is Spreading with Mark Yusko – The Coin Pod, Ep. 16

Institutional investors increasingly flock toward bolstering Bitcoin adoption and grow its developing community. Even though these efforts aren’t universally seen as a net positive development, a strong case can be made for the benefits of “big money” entering Bitcoin.

Ethan Ackerman joins me to co-host this coin pod in which we chat about institutional investors entering bitcoin, investing in altcoins, maximalism, and more with Mark Yusko, a fervent bitcoin apologist, an active investor in the …

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Threats to Bitcoin: the Real and the Reachy with Giacomo Zucco – The Coin Pod, Ep. 14

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For nearly ten years, Bitcoin has been widely known as an experiment, something new, yet-to-be proven resoundingly successful, and very much in its early stages of development. Whether Bitcoin is still an experiment or not, the rivals of, nominal threats to, and vitriol for the project compound daily. Separating the inconsequential noise from potentially serious threats to Bitcoin is crucial.

For this episode, I chatted with Giacomo Zucco about threats to …

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Bitcoin Journalism with Kyle Torpey – The Coin Pod, Ep. 13

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Journalists who cover Bitcoin are perennially controversial figures (as are all journalists, really) who face extraordinary criticism for the news and opinions they share about Bitcoin and other alt-coins. Journalists who hate Bitcoin and those who own Bitcoin are equally criticized by opposing sides in the “crypto” space, and opinions which later prove incorrect are typically doubled down on instead of corrected.

To address as much of the Bitcoin journalism controversy …

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Reflections on Diversity in Bitcoin and “Crypto” with Desiree Dickerson – The Coin Pod, Ep. 11

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Many of the most important contributions to Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency, in general) come from female developers, attorneys, journalists, etc. even though statistically women comprise a relatively small percentage of “crypto” users and contributors, according to the best available data.

For this episode, Soona Amhaz joins me to chat with Desiree Dickson about her work as the Blockchain & Digital Currency Fellow at Women for Women and her opinions on the diversity …

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Reliable Cryptoasset Data and Nomics with Clay Collins – The Coin Pod, Ep. 10

The problems of questionable and sometimes out-and-out false data appearing on popular coin ranking sites like CoinMarketCap, which subsequently causes severe price fluctuations, in only one facet of many deficiencies in the sphere of coin ranking sites and cryptocurrency data aggregation services.

One team taking this segment of the space head on is nomics.com, an open, professional and reliable source for clean, carefully curated cryptocurrency data. I chatted with Nomics CEO Clay Collins about …

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Bitcoin and the Zombie Marmot Apocalypse with Preston Byrne – The Coin Pod, Ep. 9

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One of the sharpest legal minds thinking about Bitcoin and other blockchains is Preston Byrne, a fellow of the Adam Smith Institute, a Blockchain technologist, and, according to Fortune Magazine, a loud-mouth libertarian as insightful as he is obnoxious.

I had the privilege to catch up with Preston about some of the articles he has authored about stable coins, Nakamoto Schemes, regulatory developments in the Bitcoin and larger cryptocurrency space, and …

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Understanding Maximalism and Minimalism with Ansel Lindner – The Coin Pod, Ep. 8

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“Being a Bitcoin Maximalist gives you a rational foundation to evaluate the entire bitcoin space. …[It’s] based on science and economics; it’s the opposite of faith. … It’s an understanding of network effects, history, game theory, economics and observational evidence (not being an expert in each but knowing they work together).”

So says Ansel Lindner, host of “Bitcoin and Markets“. Ansel is an outspoken Bitcoin maximalist and a minimalist, …

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