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The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 7: Bitcoin's Monetary Policy with Dan Held

1/24/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Wednesday, 22nd January Project: Kraken Role: Head of Business Development Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is...

Duration:01:10:47

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 6: How Bitcoin Works with Shinobi

1/21/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Friday, 17th January Project: Block Digest Role: Host Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is censorship resistance and It...

Duration:02:00:59

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 5: The History of Bitcoin with Marty Bent

1/17/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Wednesday, 15th January Project: Tales from the Crypt & Rabbit Hole Recap Role: Host Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is...

Duration:01:23:58

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 4: What is Bitcoin with Stephan Livera

1/14/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Tuesday, 14th January Project: The Stephan Livera Podcast Role: Host Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is censorship...

Duration:00:57:15

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 3: Bitcoin's Pre-History and the Cypherpunks with Aaron van Wirdum

1/10/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Thursday, 9th January Project: Bitcoin Magazine Role: Technical Editor Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is censorship...

Duration:01:02:36

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 2: What Is Money with Parker Lewis

1/7/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Monday, 6th January Project: Unchained Capital Role: Head of Business Development Welcome to The Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is...

Duration:01:24:55

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 1: Andreas M. Antonopoulos on Why We Need Bitcoin

1/3/2020
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Location: Skype Date: Monday, 11th November Project: aantonop.com Role: Author & Public Speaker Welcome to The Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing. Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can't be seized by the government and is censorship...

Duration:01:01:46

Bitcoin 2019 Review with Matt Odell

12/31/2019
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Location: New York Date: Monday, 23rd December Project: Tales from the Crypt & Rabbit Hole Recap Role: Co-host The Bitcoin space moves fast, and 2019 has been no different. Starting the year at the bottom of a harsh bear market after hitting a low of $3,100, Bitcoin began 2019 trading close to $3600. While the price spiked at around $14,000, it has settled in the $7-8k range, representing an approximate 100% rise in price. Also, despite the volatility, the hashrate has reached an...

Duration:02:42:39

The Lightning Network 2019 Review with Jack Mallers

12/27/2019
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Location: Boulder, Colorado Date: Monday, 23rd December Project: Zap Role: Founder The Lightning Network is a layer two solution that allows users to send and receive Bitcoin 'off-chain'. Sending and receiving transactions on Lightning is both fast and cheap, allowing the Bitcoin network to scale while maintaining decentralisation by keeping the basechain block size small. The technology isn't perfect though. In its current state, the Lightning Network can be complicated and...

Duration:01:10:03

Bitcoin Youth Programme in El Salvador with Michael Peterson

12/24/2019
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Location: El Salvador Date: Thursday, 19th December Project: Bitcoin Beach Role: Founder El Salvador is a country gripped by gang violence. It consistently ranks among countries with the highest murder rate per capita and is one of the deadliest countries in the American subcontinent. Gangs are prolific, and unlike other Central and South American countries, the drug route through Central America misses El Salvador, so instead, the gangs here turn to extortion and murder. Jobs are...

Duration:01:08:53

What Argentina Can Teach Us About Bitcoin with Ariel Muslera and Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar

12/20/2019
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Location: Uruguay Date: Sunday, 15th December Project: arielmuslera.com | IOVLabs Role: VC Investor | CEO Bitcoin is still mostly a speculative asset in the developed world. However, in countries with a history of poor monetary policy, Bitcoin is now a viable hedge against high inflation and government seizure. Argentina's recent history is one of poor monetary policy. Between 1991 and 2002 the Argentine Peso was pegged to the USD with the central bank claiming to operate a full...

Duration:01:15:56

Quadriga: What Happened to Gerald Cotten with Nathaniel Rich

12/17/2019
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Location: Skype Date: Wednesday, 17th December Project: nathanielrich.com Role: Author In December 2018 Gerald Cotten, the CEO of Canadian crypto exchange Quadriga, was on his honeymoon in India with his new wife. While there Gerald fell sick and a few days later died from complications related to his Crohn's disease. Gerald was the only person who held the private keys to Quadriga's cold storage wallet, leaving an estimated CA$250m ($190 US) of customer deposits unrecoverable. In...

Duration:01:07:56

Trace Mayer on Proof of Keys

12/13/2019
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Location: Skype Date: Tuesday, 26th Nov Project: Premier Ark LLC Role: Manager When Bitcoin is held on an exchange or with another 3rd party custodian, that 3rd party owns the Bitcoin, they have control of the private keys and can they have the ability to use it as they choose. As the customer to that custodian, all you have is the promise of that Bitcoin. One of the core fundamentals of Bitcoin is that it allows you to become self-sovereign; so is adding a layer of trust to a trustless...

Duration:00:57:34

Holly Randall on Porn, Censorship and Bitcoin

12/10/2019
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Location: Los Angeles Date: Monday, 25th Nov Project: hollyrandall.com Role: Pornographer Holly Randall is a second-generation pornographer and the daughter of Suze Randall, the first female staff photographer for both Playboy and Hustler. In 1998, at the age of 20, Holly became a photographer for the family-run website suze.net. Having worked in the industry for 20 years, Holly has experienced the porn industry pre and post-internet and witnessed how the industry has adapted to the...

Duration:01:08:06

Jimmy Song Killing the Hopes and Dreams of Shitcoin Bagholders

12/6/2019
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Location: Austin Date: Friday, 23rd Nov Project: Jimmy Song Consulting Role: Bitcoin Educator, Developer and Entrepreneur Bitcoiners regularly criticise altcoins; so much so that the term “shitcoin” has become synonymous with anything which isn’t Bitcoin. From the centralised nature of these projects to premines, often Bitcoiner will identify altcoins as a poor investment with some going as far as calling everything that isn’t Bitcoin a scam. Why are these projects still able to raise...

Duration:01:17:51

Tuur Demeester on The Bitcoin Reformation

12/3/2019
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Location: Austin Date: Thursday, 22nd Nov Project: Adamant Capital Role: Founding Partner The 16th-century Reformation was a political and cultural upheaval that spread across central and northern Europe. Reformers questioned the power and authority of the Roman Catholic Church and wanted change. With the Reformation came decades of rebellion and several wars. However, the Reformation also brought with it a significant political and religious shift to greater freedom and a move towards...

Duration:01:10:26

Gun Violence Prevention with Texas Gun Sense

11/29/2019
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Location: Austin Date: Thursday, 22nd Nov Project: Texas Gun Sense Role: Executive Director (Texas Gun Sense) & Board Member (c) The 2nd Amendment to the U.S constitution outlines Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. America is now home to more guns than people and is the country with the highest number of deaths by firearms in the world. The gun debate continues to polarise the nation. While many firmly stand by the constitution and see removing their right to own a gun as an attack...

Duration:01:11:08

Michael Goldstein on Rejecting All Forms of Activism

11/26/2019
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Location: Austin Date: Thursday, 22nd Nov Project: Noded Podcast Role: Co-Host The ideology of Bitcoiners aligns closely with Libertarians as both value self-sovereignty and self-governance. Because of this, going down the Bitcoin rabbit hole often leads to Libertarianism and Austrian Economics. There are though many levels of Libertarianism. Some believe in minarchism, the reduction but not complete removal of the state while others believe in full anarchy where there is no centralised...

Duration:01:32:09

Reflecting on Two Years of What Bitcoin Did with Luke Martin

11/22/2019
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Location: Indianapolis Date: Monday, 18th November Project: Coinist Podcast Role: Host Two years ago I sat down with Bitcoin trader & analyst, Luke Martin in LA to record the very first episode of What Bitcoin Did Luke has dropped out of school to focus on his trading full time, and he’s now known as being one of the most followed in his field. He’s also a fellow podcaster, the host of the Coinist Podcast and even been a guest on CNN. By coincidence, we managed to find ourselves in the...

Duration:01:10:03

Nelson Minier on Running a Bitcoin OTC Desk

11/19/2019
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Location: New York Date: Thursday, 14th Nov Project: Kraken Role: Head of OTC Sales & Trading Liquidity is crucial for any tradeable asset. A liquid market means lots of buyers and sellers, making it easy to move in and out of a position without paying a premium or selling at a discounted price. Increased liquidity also means a smaller spread (the gap between the highest bid and the lowest ask). Bitcoin is the most liquid cryptocurrency by far but compared to traditional stocks, bonds...

Duration:01:05:45