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What Bitcoiners Can Learn from the OneCoin Scam with Jamie Bartlett

Location: London Date: Monday, 11th Nov Project: The Missing Cryptoqueen Role: Host OneCoin, a project founded by Ruja Ignatova, promised a financial revolution. By the time Ignatova disappeared, the scam was alleged to have received over $5bn in investment (though some estimates may put it at over $15bn). While OneCoin claimed to be running a private blockchain, in reality, it was a Ponzi scheme where buyers purchased 'packages' and received 'educational material'. During the...


Jim O’Shaughnessy - From Wall Street to Bitcoin

Location: New York Date: Tuesday, 22nd Oct Project: O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, LLC Role: Chairman & Chief Investment Officer Jim O'Shaughnessy is a true Wall Street Legend and the best selling author of What Works on Wall Street and Invest Like the Best. With over 30 years of research in equity returns, Jim O'Shaughnessy is a pioneer of quantitative equity research, with over $6 billion under management. How he achieved this success is no secret, and his four books share, in...


Dark Markets and Bitcoin Adoption with Cedric Dahl

Location: Los Angeles Date: Friday, 18th October Project: 1000x Role: CEO Bitcoin is a public ledger, which allows anyone to view any transaction and address thus offer pseudonymity rather than anonymity. What this means is that Bitcoin can provide a certain level of privacy if your Bitcoin address is not attached to personal information, for example, exchange KYC data. Bitcoiners wanting to protect their privacy must take careful steps, a lapse in concentration can identify you as...


Is Bitcoin Selling Out with Joe Weisenthal

Location: New York Date: Friday, 25th October Project: Bloomberg Role: Editor The Winklevoss twins first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) application was rejected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in March 2017. In the 2 ½ years since, there have been a number of other applications for an ETF, all of which have been rejected, with the SEC citing concerns regarding manipulation, volatility and fraudulent activity. But does a government-granted ETF fit with the ethos of...


Hotep Jesus on Nobody is Born a Maximalist

Location: New York Date: Friday, 25th October Project: Independent Role: Tech Startup Advisor, Author & Speaker The name Hotep Jesus hit many radars for the first time when he appeared as a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. The tech startup advisor, was there to speak about his latest book, and during the interview, the topic of blockchain was raised and BSV was mentioned. The mention of BSV, although brief, caused a significant backlash towards Hotep on crypto twitter despite it not...


Nick Szabo on Cypherpunks, Money and Bitcoin

Location: San Francisco Date: Monday, 21st October Project: n/a Role: Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer On October 31st 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto emailed the cypherpunk mailing list, telling them "I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party." In the 11 years that followed Bitcoin has proven to be the most successful attempt at creating a censorship-resistant and trust minimised digital currency. Bitcoin...


Pierre Rochard on Bitcoin Adoption Hurdles

Location: New York Date: Tuesday, 22nd October Project: Kraken Role: Bitcoin Evangelist Despite the arguments that Bitcoin is the hardest money, it is the opportunity for new Bitcoiners to make a profit in their local fiat currency which is the primary driver of awareness and adoption. Since the launch of Bitcoin over 10 years ago, there have been a number of bull markets which has seen a rapid rise in the price of Bitcoin leading to wider awareness. The volume during the most recent...


Nik Bhatia on Why Bitcoin is a Response to Central Banks

Location: Los Angeles Date: Friday, 18th October Project: OpenNode & Tantra Labs Role: Research Strategist State adoption of Bitcoin is unclear but countries such as Iran, North Korea and Venezuela are believed to be holding and using Bitcoin. While these countries are in the minority, some believe it is just a matter of time before Bitcoin becomes a generally accepted state-level monetary tool. State-level censorship resistance is useful for nations subject to tight sanctions. The...


Dan Tapiero on Why Bitcoin and Gold Are Both Important

Location: Skype Date: Thursday, 17th October Project: Gold Bullion International Role: Co-Founder Bitcoin’s design allows you holders to claim monetary sovereignty, taking money and power away from banks and the legacy financial system. So, why do Bitcoiners seem so desperate to see the influx of institutional investors? A large injection of capital into the markets would likely see the price of Bitcoin go up, but, would it not be best to see organic growth in adoption by people,...


Paul Puey on Time Preference

Location: Los Angeles Date: Thursday, 26th September Project: Edge Role: CEO & Co-Founder Time is arguably our most valuable resource and we are constantly making choices about how we use it. But do we give enough consideration to our time? One of the theories behind our decision making is time preference. Time preference refers to the value of something now compared to its value at a later date. Those who favour high time preference prefer to value their current self and spend money...


Be Your Own Banker with Pascal Gauthier

Location: Skype Date: Wednesday, 2nd October Project: Ledger Role: CEO One of the earliest bits of advice a Bitcoin beginner will get will be to not keep their coins on an exchange. By keeping coins on an exchange, hodlers expose themselves to counterparty risk and undermine many of Bitcoin's inherent benefits. When you invest in an asset that allows you to be self-sovereign and take trust away from 3rd parties, why immediately give that up? While some exchanges, like Kraken, take...


Bitcoin is Freedom with Russell Okung

Location: Los Angeles Date: Sunday, 1st September Project: Bitcoin Is_ Role: Founder Bitcoin’s value lies not in its price but in its innate qualities and the freedom that those qualities offer. It is decentralised, trustless, secure and the hardest money ever to exist. It’s irreversible, scarce and accessible to everyone. But many new to Bitcoin fail to understand these qualities. Usually, a first entry point is a fast-moving bull run where Bitcoin’s price is rapidly growing. Whether...


Matthew Mežinskis on Bitcoin as Base Money

Location: Skype Date: Thursday, 3rd October Project: Crypto Voices Role: Host The monetary base is the amount of currency in any one country. It is a combination of both the circulating supply and money held in reserve at the central bank. In the 1900s, the global base currency was gold; however, in 1971, the U.S severed all ties with the gold standard and the monetary base changed to being government-issued fiat currency. In a government-issued fiat-based monetary system, the...


Defiance Launch Promo

Announcing the launch of my new show Defiance. Defiance is dedicated to those who openly resist and boldly disobey authority. Focusing on Bitcoin, Human Rights, Censorship, Freedom, Drug Regulations and the rights of Sex Workers, I interview the brave and bold people fighting for freedom. Defiance launches with three shows: 1. Why We Defy with Alex Gladstein 2. Escaping North Korea with Thae Yong-ho 3. Information Warfare with Molly Mckew Find out more at defiance.news. Follow...


Eric Voskuil is the Most Rational Bitcoiner

Location: Los Angeles Date: Friday, 26th September Project: Libbitcoin Role: Lead Developer Bitcoin is the best performing asset of the last ten years. It has the potential to disrupt entire states, overturn traditional financial institutions and change the way corporations do business. With so much potential and with the stakes so high, it's easy to see why discussions around Bitcoin's ideology can become so heated. Hyperbitcoinisation is touted as the end game by many Bitcoiners....

Plan₿ on Bitcoin’s Stock to Flow

Location: Skype Date: Tuesday, 1st October Project: Independent Trader Role: Bitcoin Quant Analyst Stock to flow is a metric used to measure the scarcity of an asset. The only asset with a higher stock to flow than Bitcoin is gold. Gold has a stock to flow value of 62, meaning that to produce the same amount of gold currently held in reserve, it would take 62 years of production. Every 210,000 blocks (~4 years), the amount of Bitcoin rewarded to miners is cut in half. The next halving...


Trace Mayer on Claiming Your Monetary Sovereignty with Bitcoin

Location: Laramie, Wyoming Date: Saturday, 21st September Project: Premier Ark LLC Role: Manager The unique properties of Bitcoin make it the hardest money which has ever existed and allows those who adopt it to claim their monetary sovereignty. As the Bitcoin market cap has grown, those accumulating have had to condition themselves to a volatile price, with dollar-cost averaging a popular way of stacking sats. Many people, however, still don't own their private keys, leaving their...


Pete Rizzo on Journalistic Freedom

Location: New York Date: Friday, 17th May Project: Formerly of CoinDesk Role: Formerly Editor-in-Chief For varied reasons, not all interviews are released. I previously recorded a show with Pete Rizzo, while he was Editor-in-Chief at CoinDesk. Following the interview my show editorial went Bitcoin only but due to the topics discussed with Pete, I decided to archive it. I enjoyed our chat and following his recent departure I felt that it would be good to release the show and allow people...


Caitlin Long, Trace Mayer & Tyler Lindholm on Reducing the Size of Government

Location: Laramie, Wyoming Date: Friday, 20th September Project: Wyoming Blockchain Coalition + Premier Ark LLC + State of Wyoming Role: Co-Founder + Manager + House District 1 Representative With technology innovation, there is often a divide between those who embrace it and those who push back against it, especially when it challenges the state. Bitcoin is no different. Countries like China and India have taken a harsh regulatory stance towards Bitcoin, effectively outlawing it....


Erik Voorhees on Understanding Libertarianism

Location: Denver Date: Wednesday, 18th September Project: ShapeShift Role: Founder & CEO Since its birth over 10 years ago, Bitcoin has resonated with Libertarians. Through its very design, Bitcoin aligns closely with the Libertarian belief that governments should have no interference in people's lives or money. Helped by popular Bitcoin books such as Saifedean Ammous’ The Bitcoin Standard, more and more newcomers to Bitcoin are becoming aware of Libertarianism as well as Austrian...