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What Bitcoin Did

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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.

Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.


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Against many challenges, Bitcoin, the worlds first true cryptocurrency has survived for over a decade. With What Bitcoin Did, podcast host Peter McCormack talks to experts in the world of Bitcoin. From developers to investors, journalists to Bitcoin company CEOs, you will learn about everything that is happening in the world of Bitcoin.






Why Buy Bitcoin? With Andy Edstrom

“The longer we spend doing this, the more we learn about it, the deeper down the rabbit hole we fall, the more likely, or the clearer it seems that this is a major, major civilisational inflection point.” — Andy Edstrom Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 12th January Company: Swan Bitcoin Role: Head of Institutional Investment Why buy bitcoin is a complicated question to answer. Bitcoin is many different things to different people. It is a censorship-resistant form of payment for those...


Why Bitcoin Wins with Gary Vee & Robert Breedlove

“We had two certainties in life; we had death and taxes. We’ve introduced the third certainty; 21 million Bitcoin.” — Robert Breedlove Location: Remotely Date: Saturday 16th January Company: VaynerX & Parallax Digital Role: CEO & Founder Hyperbitcoinisation is the state at which Bitcoin becomes the world's dominant form of money and thus the base asset for the entire financial system. On the road to hyperbitcoinisation, there will be a tipping point where governments willingly or...


The Ultimate Bitcoin 101 with Vijay Boyapati

“Go and buy some bitcoin, even if it’s a small amount. You don’t have to have a huge amount in your portfolio but you shouldn’t have zero, zero doesn’t make any sense. This is one of the most exciting innovations to money in 1000 years.” — Vijay Boyapati Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 14th January Company: Independent Role: Software Engineer and Author As we are in another Bitcoin bull market, many new people will be considering investing, but understanding what Bitcoin is and why...


Critiquing Bitcoin with Frances Coppola & Nic Carter

Location: Remotely Date: Wednesday 13th January Company: Independent & Castle Island Ventures Role: Author & Partner Bitcoin adoption is maturing, and veteran traders such as Stan Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones, companies like Microstrategy and institutions like Grayscale and Skybridge have all made moves solidifying its reputation and profile. However, it is still not without its detractors. Arguments regarding scalability, how a deflationary system works and fears of money without...


Living on Bitcoin with Didi Taihuttu

“The moment you jump, you will never change back again. We had our doubts at the beginning as well, but we will never change back again.” — Didi Taihuttu Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 22nd December In early 2017, with the Bitcoin price at around $1,200, Didi Taihuttu, his wife and three kids sold their house, cars and everything they owned and invested it all in Bitcoin. They planned to travel the world and live a nomad lifestyle. In 2017, following their decision, the Bitcoin price...


Questions for Tether with Paolo Ardoino & Stuart Hoegner

“We don’t believe in suing our critics into silence… we think it’s better to counter fiction with facts.” — Stuart Hoegner Location: Remotely Date: Wednesday 6th January Company: Bitfinex Role: CTO & General Counsel There have been claims that Tether has manipulated the Bitcoin price. Still, JL van der Velde, CEO of both Bitfinex and Tether, denied the allegations stating "Bitfinex nor Tether is, or has ever, engaged in any sort of market or price manipulation. Tether issuances cannot...


Jack Mallers vs The World

“We have banked the unbanked. We have given them free and instant international money transfers, we have provided them financial services that have had gatekeepers for hundreds of years.” — Jack Mallers Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 5th January Company: Zap Role: CEO This week Jack Mallers announced the launch of Strike Global, a Bitcoin neobank that uses the Bitcoin network and lightning to facilitate the sending of money anywhere in the world, in a matter of seconds, for...


SkyBridge Capital’s Bitcoin Fund with Anthony Scaramucci

“You can be volatile and still march upwards, and I predict Bitcoin may do both of those things, but maybe it won’t, it could glide to $280k a coin...I think it’s got a long way to go here.” — Anthony Scaramucci Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 29th December Company: SkyBridge Capital Role: Founder SkyBridge Capital is an investment firm, run by Anthony Scaramucci. The firm, which has $9.3 billion under management, has announced a Bitcoin fund, allowing customers to invest in...


2020 Bitcoin Review with Matt Odell

“It’s a grassroots movement, and we are making real fucking progress, people are starting to wake the fuck up. That’s major, that’s a big fucking deal.” — Matt Odell Location: Remotely Date: Wednesday, 30th December Company: Tales from the Crypt Role: Co-Host 2020 has been a defining year for Bitcoin, with the world reeling from a global pandemic, the necessity of hard money is more apparent than ever. With the worst of the bear market behind us, 2020 looked to be a promising year for...


2020 Bitcoin & Macro Review with Lyn Alden

“I don’t think there are that many more hurdles anymore. I think once you have enough legendary investors come out, once you have a corporation add it to the balance sheet, once you have an insurance company add it, most of the flood gates are open.” — Lyn Alden Location: Remotely Date: Friday 18th December Company: lynalden.com Role: Macroeconomist 2020 has been a year unlike any, even before the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy was showing signs of stress. With the outbreak,...


FinCEN’s Discriminatory Rulemaking with Jerry Brito & Peter Van Valkenburgh

“It’s warrantless surveillance, it’s mass data collection, just like Snowden revealed for emails and things, just for our financial records. So, we don’t like it, but at the very least we should have equal treatment suffering under this regime.” — Peter Van Valkenburg Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 22nd December Company: Coin Center Role: Executive Director & Research Director Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary of the United States, is looking to implement a new regulation that...


2020 Bitcoin Tech Review with Shinobi

“This year, is the first year where I feel like the question of ‘is all this going to work out in the long term?’ is settling itself, everything is just rocketing forward.” — Shinobi Location: Remotely Date: Monday 21st December Company: Block Digest Role: Host 2020 has been a record-breaking year for Bitcoin where we have seen the price reach a new all-time high of over $24,000. Companies like MicroStrategy and Square have paved the way for institutional investors, and mainstream...


Ledger Hack - What Happened with Pascal Gauthier

“I can never repeat enough that we are sorry, but sadly we cannot go back in time and undo it… now we focus on the present and the future.” — Pascal Gauthier Location: Remotely Date: Monday 21st December Company: Ledger Role: CEO In July of this year, Ledger was made aware of a data breach on their website. Their initial statement read: "consisting mostly of email addresses, but with a subset including also contact and order details such as first and last name, postal address, email...


2020 Trading & On-Chain Review with Willy Woo

“$100,000, I would rate as very conservative, probably overly conservative. I would rate $200,000 upwards as a sweet spot. $300,000 not out of the question, and I do not ridicule $1,000,000.” — Willy Woo Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 15th December Company: Hypersheet Role: Co-Founder Bitcoin has had an incredible year. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Bitcoin price crashed to just below $4,000. However, the subsequent government bailouts and money printing has led to...


Bitcoin Strengths & Weaknesses with George Gammon

“What some people in the Bitcoin community have in common is they don’t know what they don’t know, but they think they know everything.” — George Gammon Location: Remotely Date: Friday 11th December Company: The Rebel Capitalist Show Role: Host Bitcoin is a revolutionary thing that will potentially have a hugely positive impact on the world. Bitcoiners believe in its ability to change many aspects of the modern world by reducing the role of the state and leading to a more open and free...


Bitcoin in the Senate with Cynthia Lummis

“If we reach the point where we have overspent so much, that things start crashing down, the black swan event occurs… there is a backstop available to every government in the world, and that backstop is Bitcoin.” — Cynthia Lummis Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 1st December Role: Senator Wyoming's Cynthia Lummis is the first woman to represent Wyoming in the Senate, not only that; she is the first Bitcoiner ever to make it into the Senate. Cynthia describes herself as a...


MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Moonshot with Andy Edstrom

“This is the one asset in modern history, where average people have had a shot at it before companies and before hedge funds and before billionaires… that window may be ending.” — Andy Edstrom Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 10th December Company: Swan Bitcoin Role: Head of Institutional Investment When MicroStrategy acquired $425 million of Bitcoin earlier this year, it sent a clear message to corporations everywhere, that Bitcoin is a valuable asset and can be a vital part of a...


Gary Vee on Bitcoin

“When paper [money] is printable in perpetuity, and not grounded to the gold standard, or some other aspect, the thesis is not difficult to understand.” — Gary Vaynerchuk Location: Remotely Date: Monday 23rd November Company: VaynerX Role: CEO Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality who has known about, and owned Bitcoin for a long time, but has yet to go down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. 2020 has highlighted the importance of Bitcoin. We have seen...


Funding Bitcoin Development with John Newbery

“Having an organisation that exists to bring on new protocol developers and fund existing protocol developers brings much more benefit to Bitcoin than I could by writing code.” — John Newbery Location: Remotely Date: Monday 16th November Company: Brink Role: Founder Bitcoin has a market capitalisation of over $300 billion, holding significant value for millions of investors. Yet we all rely on the developer community around the world to protect the network from bugs and attack. The...


Bitcoin Vs Altcoins with Dan Held & Erik Voorhees

“Bitcoin has been forged in an environment of hostility, from the very beginning. It is an explicitly counter-cultural, transformative technology, which if successful, will change much of how the earth works and is going to have a gazillion enemies, 100%. Zcash and Ethereum are not enemies of Bitcoin.” — Erik Voorhees Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 19th November Company: Kraken & ShapeShift Role: Founder/CEO & Head of Growth Altcoins almost always promise an improvement on Bitcoin,...