Rabbit Hole Recap #277: Tether Stacking $4B a Year
Tor Browser, Tails Issued Patches for WebP Critical Zero-Day Exploit Affecting All Major Browsers https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/tor-tails-issue-patches-for-webp-critical-zero-day-exploit-affecting-major-browsers/ Bitcoin.org Operator Cøbra Must Reveal Identity to Defend Themselves, U.K. High Court Rules https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/bitcoin-org-operator-loses-appeal-to-craig-wright/ StartOS, UmbrelOS Now Let You Self-Host Private AI Models https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/startos-umbrel-now-let-you-self-host-private-ai-models/ Mullvad Partnered with Tailscale, Completed Migration to RAM-only VPN Infrastructure https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/mullvad-vpn-completed-migrated-to-ram-only-vpn-infrastructure/ IVPN Light: Short-Term VPN Access Priced in Sats https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/ivpn-light-short-term-vpn-access-priced-in-sats/ Simple Bitcoin Wallet v2.5.2: Ability to Attach External Wallets https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/simple-bitcoin-wallet-v2-5-2/ Phoenix Android v2.0.6, iOS v2.0 Beta is Now on Testflight https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/phoenix-android-v2-0-6/ Breez Mobile v0.16 (iOS v1.0.22): UI Improvements & Bug Fixes https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/breez-mobile-v0-16/ Zeus v0.8.0-alpha Now Available to Olympus Subscribers, Open Beta Is Coming Soon https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/zeus-v0-8-0-alpha-opened-to-waitlist-subscribers/ Nix Bitcoin v0.0.98 https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/nix-bitcoin-v0-0-98/ Mutiny Node v0.4.17: NWC Budgeting https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/mutiny-node-v0-4-17/ Mutiny Wallet v0.4.19: NWC Budgeting https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/mutiny-wallet-v0-4-19/ Snort v0.1.14: Zap Splits https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/snort-v0-1-14/ Amethyst v0.77.0-alpha: Amber Support https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/amethyst-v0-77-0-alpha/ 3:45 - Daylight Stupid Time7:32 - Matt jinxes the bull13:04 - Dashboard18:29 - Biden’s afraid of Hollywood AI32:08 - Kraken rats you to the IRS41:53 - Tether got stacks54:38 - Whitepaper is 15 years old1:00:53 - Azteco in Italy1:03:37 - Bitcoin Dev1:05:01 - Strike upgrades1:06:04 - Nostrasia1:09:35 - Assange1:12:13 - Boosts1:16:58 - Software updates1:24:15 - Japan prints money to fight inflation1:26:10 - ISM and more metrics Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital https://unchained.com/concierge/ Coinkite https://coinkite.com/ TFTC Merch is Available: Shop Now https://merch.tftc.io/ Join the TFTC Movement: Main YT Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TFTC21/videos Clips YT Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQcW3jxfQfEUS8kqR5pJtQ Website https://tftc.io/ Twitter https://twitter.com/tftc21 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tftc.io/ Follow Marty Bent: Twitter https://twitter.com/martybent Newsletter https://tftc.io/martys-bent/ Podcast https://tftc.io/podcasts/ Follow Odell: Twitter https://twitter.com/ODELL Newsletter https://tftc.io/the-sat-standard/ Podcast https://citadeldispatch.com/
3 Nov • 1hr 31m
During this conversation, we discussed, - Podcasting - Running a node - Bullshit Jobs - Multi-sig vs Single-sig. - No KYC bitcoin - Bitcoin mining - Nostr - A.I. - Bitcoin and spirituality Mentioned @Dale21M @swaaalla @roger__9000 @metamick14 @AndyBTCAdviser @BTCBrisket @TheBTCAdviser If you found this insightful/entertaining, all I ask is that you share it with 1 other person. - Much love ✌️ Podcasting 2.0 apps Fountain FM - https://fountain.fm/show/tPBWCEAPOojsErjvO110 Breez - https://breez.technology/ You can find them on Twitter: @StackingHats & @BitcoinBrendo Subscribe to my weekly newsletter https://btchoneybadger.substack.com/subscribe For me Twitter - BTC_honeybadger https://twitter.com/BTC_honeybadger Nostr - email@example.com My favourite Bitcoin Artist - https://asanoha.gold/
1 Nov • 2hr 4m
‘Stop Making Us Pretend’ - Bill Maher
Bill Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Since 2003, he has hosted Real Time with Bill Maher, a political talk show on HBO. Before that he hosted the similar late-night show, Politically Incorrect (1993–2002). In 2022, Maher started the podcast Club Random. SPONSORED BY GiveSendGo - Go to https://www.GiveSendGo.com/ to check out a better alternative to crowdfunding. Support the people who support freedom! Become a Premium Member to receive exclusive benefits https://triggernometry.supercast.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Music by: Music by: Xentric | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.xentricapc.com/ YouTube: @xentricapc Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/ Advertise on TRIGGERnometry: email@example.com Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: https://twitter.com/triggerpod https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod/ https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod/ About TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.
2 Nov • 50m
short and sweet xD
Chat_86 Everything on Bitcoin with Robin Linus & Super Testnet
It's often said that Bitcoin is too limited, that you can't build anything interesting on top of the Bitcoin chain... what if that was not only true, but that there were no limits? What if literally anything you could write into code, any program, app, game, theoretically even an entire operating system could be constructed such that its valid execution determined the ownership of Bitcoin? What if there were no limits, and you could build everything on Bitcoin? Today we dive into BitVM with Robin Linus and Super Testnet. A virtual machine built entirely in Bitcoin script, with no soft fork needed. This could change everything. Links for further exploring: - BitVM whitepaper - github.com/bitvm - GitHub - supertestnet/tapleaf-circuits: A proof-of-concept implementation of BitVM for bristol circuits - Telegram: Contact @bitvm\_chat - яobin linus 😺 (@robin\_linus) / X - Robin Linus Check out our awesome sponsors! 9% off the Coldcard with code BITCOINAUDIBLE, bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard Check out the KYC Free, simple, no management, Bitcoin merchant solution, Nodeless.io/guy. Use my link to go to bitcoinaudible.com/nodeless and setup your donation page for free, then share it out on Nostr or Twitter and tag me, and I'll throw 10,000 sats your way! Get 50,000 free sats, plus sats back on everything you buy by signing up with Fold and the Spin+ Debit Card. bitcoinaudible.com/fold --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
31 Oct • 1m 0s
Odell always brings the 🔥 I feel kinda dirty boosting even 100 sats to get this message on the show with some of thee absolute worst sponsors past and present.
Bitcoin, Nostr & Freedom Tech with Matt Odell
“Freedom dies by people just taking a little bit more and a little bit more… we just end up in a situation people are like ‘How the fuck did we end up here?’ And at some point down the line you have to practice civil disobedience and say: ‘No, I will not fucking comply.’”— Matt OdellMatt Odell is host of Citadel Dispatch, co-host of Rabbit Hole Recap, managing partner at Ten31 and co-founder of OpenSats and Bitcoin Park. In this interview, we discuss Bitcoin conferences and podcasts, the importance of decentralized tech, the implications of identity verification on social media, Nostr’s potential as a censorship-resistant social network, and the involvement of BlackRock in Bitcoin.- - - - Matt Odell is the Bitcoiners Bitcoiner: mission-driven, innovative, generous and yet unyielding in his expectations of the community. Given he’s a fellow podcaster and conference veteran, it was an invaluable opportunity to talk shop, but his wide-ranging expertise means we could again cover a plethora of current hot topics.Matt discussed his views on the surge in global Bitcoin conferences and the changing landscape of Bitcoin podcasts. The boom in events, catering to various niches within the Bitcoin community, is a testament to the growth and diversity of this space. Podcasts too need to stand out from the crowd, whilst taking on mainstream content providers in terms of interviewing adroitness and production quality.We discussed the pros and cons of having a blue checkmark on Twitter: whilst it can help users identify and connect with influential people, there are material concerns about the current identity verification system. The corollary to concerns about traditional social media companies is the potential to disintermediate these closed centralised systems with innovations like Nostr. Together with Bitcoin, Nostr could be a powerful tool for freedom movements. Matt covered the critical importance of educating people on the risks and benefits of decentralization. Individuals with platforms and audiences should explain these risks to lessen the impact and pain that people may experience in a dark dystopian future where censorship and control are prevalent. Finally, Matt provided his take on BlackRock's involvement in Bitcoin. Blackrock is the institution that Bitcoin was designed to resist. However, their involvement is a paradigm shift for Bitcoin’s narrative. Nevertheless, there are risks tied to the proposed Blackrock Bitcoin ETF. It's essential to learn how to hold self-custody of your Bitcoin instead of buying a paper claim. And further, it’s important Blackrock understand they can’t control Bitcoin.- - - - This episode’s sponsors:Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Ledn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletWasabi Wallet - Privacy by defaultUnchained - Secure your bitcoin with confidence-----WBD684 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
17 Jul • 1hr 50m
Triggernometry Employee Speaks Out - Sophie Spital
Sophie Spital is Triggernometry's video editor and the first employee to have joined the Trig team all the way back in 2020. When she's not behind a computer screen making us look good, she speaks and writes about issues including gender dysphoria, autism and ideology - topics with which she has had more than her fair share of first hand experience! Sophie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SophieSpital Sophie's Substack: https://sophiespital.substack.com/ SPONSORED BY: BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://www.betterhelp.com/trigger/ - get 10% off your first month, and get on your way to being your best self. SPONSORED BY: Manscaped. Get 20% off and free shipping when you use the code TRIGGER20 at https://www.manscaped.com/ Sex and Autism study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263971492_Attenuation_of_Typical_Sex_Differences_in_800_Adults_with_Autism_vs_3900_Controls Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Music by: Music by: Xentric | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.xentricapc.com/ YouTube: @xentricapc Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/ Advertise on TRIGGERnometry: email@example.com Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: https://twitter.com/triggerpod https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod/ https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod/ About TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians. 00:00 Intro 01:07 Sophie Spital’s Background 04:51 The Liberal Feminist Mindset 09:29 How Autism Impacts Worldview 11:48 Gender Identification 17:27 Experiencing Gender Dysphoria 21:42 Social Media’s Influence on Gender Ideology 25:56 Sponsor Message: BetterHelp 27:47 The Connection Between Autism & Gender Dysphoria 40:38 Why Aren’t We Recognising Autism? 46:04 'Identifying With' Vs 'Identifying As' 34:13 Sponsor Message: Manscaped 55:37 The Implications of the New Trans Worldview 58:04 Do These New Trans Policies Say Something Deeper About Society? 59:21 The Invention of the Concept of Gender 1:03:23 What Other Positive Changes Do we Need to Make? 1:09:15 The Demonisation of Masculinity 1:12:11 Coming to Peace with Who You Are 1:15:32 What’s the One Thing We’re Not Talking About?
16 Jul • 1hr 23m
start with brave new world, shorter and better
These conversations do not fall into a specific category, rather falls into a varied number of topics. To put it simply, conversations that go with the flow. Personally, I'm interested in psychology, science, health and fitness, bitcoin, nature, travel, business, technology, society, religion, politics, music and art. These conversations are with people who not only share similar interests but also their own unique interests, in the process introducing me to ideas, beliefs and teachings that I am oblivious of. Making them a learning experience for me and hopefully you.
Super boring episode
Bitcoin’s Wall’d Garden with Eric Wall
“This group of Bitcoiners that we’ve cultivated for the last couple of years, they are not going to help us to grow this community by a tenfold or a hundredfold anymore. That’s a small clique of people that has now taken control.”— Eric WallEric Wall is a researcher and investor, and in this interview, we discuss how Eric became a notable critical voice within the HEX community, his ongoing fight with prominent Bitcoin maximalists, and Taproot Wizards. - - - - What Bitcoin stands for and should be is a debate that has been raging since 2009. Bitcoin’s unique characteristics have drawn many people into its gravity. The realisation that its immaculate conception may never be replicated has resulted in many of those same people guarding Bitcoin’s development with uncompromising zeal. The result has been the rise of Bitcoin Maximalism. Maximalist ideology can be a fuzzy concept: there are no clearly agreed rules or principles; there have been various iterations with different priorities over time. However, it is clearly characterised by conservatism over the development of the protocol, and intolerance for those with differing attitudes. Nevertheless, that is not to say that Bitcoin development can forever remain in stasis. There are and have been pressures requiring upgrades both to the base layer, and in the development of additional layers. This means there is always a creative tension on what changes are required, and how quickly these need to be implemented. Further, as Bitcoin has no leader, it has engendered an ecosystem where advocates organically emerge, who can gain traction and have an outsized influence on the community. This creates further tensions as Bitcoin’s purpose is being proselytized using competing and sometimes muddied beliefs. Thus, it is important that Bitcoiners enable an open dialogue where all ideas are questioned, scrutinized and tested. And such debates should be open to all Bitcoiners, without fear or favour to any powerful interests. Is the question therefore how intolerant we should be of those with differing views? And, can we live without trolling, or is this a necessary defensive tool?- - - - This episode’s sponsors:Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyLedn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletWasabi Wallet - Privacy by default-----WBD644 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
12 Apr • 2hr 1m
gebus will find you a woman brah
#400: We're Gonna Win Against Broken Money and Broken Culture with @sovereignbrah
Join Marty as he sits down with Chase, AKA Sovereign Brah, to discuss broken money, degenerate culture, energy, Bitcoin, and God. Follow Chase on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sovereignbrah 0:00 - Intro 5:37 - Divine Synchronicity 12:57 - Children are artillery against degenerate culture 20:58 - Broken money 27:03 - Debt slavery 31:30 - Threats to mining 35:39 - Future of Texas 38:19 - Ed Dowd's theory 42:33 - Awakening NPCs 51:48 - Blackpilled on leaders 54:35 - Whitepilled on Bitcoin 59:49 - Streaming sats 1:06:31 - Censorship resistance 1:13:44 - We're gonna win 1:20:35 - Who are we up against? 1:34:58 - Spreading the word 1:41:16 - Don't be a coomer 1:43:29 - Energy humiliation 1:48:11 - Carbon 1:54:37 - Nuclear 2:00:35 - Beef Initiative 2:01:51 - Wrapping up Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital River CrowdHealth Bitcoin Talent Co TFTC Merch is Available: Shop Now Join the TFTC Movement: Main YT Channel Clips YT Channel Website Twitter Instagram Follow Marty Bent: Twitter Newsletter Podcast
6 Mar • 2hr 4m
Grayscale, the SEC & Genesis with Michael Sonnenshein
“A lot of regulators all around the world are looking to see how US regulators treat Bitcoin…I would say that anybody who is broadly involved in the crypto space, you want to see Grayscale win this lawsuit.”— Michael SonnensheinMichael Sonnenshein is the CEO of Grayscale. In this interview, we discuss Grayscale’s lawsuit with the SEC, Genesis’s lending practices and bankruptcy, GBTC and the intercompany relationships at DCG. - - - - The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) brought institutional investment into Bitcoin and helped Bitcoin to mature. Launched in 2013, as a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), it was devised as an official means of gaining exposure to Bitcoin for high-net-worth entities. Many, including Grayscale, have sought to provide a spot price ETF, but, in the absence of SEC approval, GBTC has served as an attractive alternative investment vehicle. In November 2021, GBTC had over $43 billion AUM. GBTC is one of many funds Grayscale provides covering a plethora of digital assets, including Ethereum, Solana, Zcash and Bitcoin Cash. However, GBTC is the most dominant: at this moment GBTC represents nearly 75% of Grayscale's total AUM. With its 2% annual fee based on Bitcoin’s spot price, GBTC is a valuable part of Grayscale and DCG's portfolio. At the current Bitcoin price, GBTC commands approximately $420m in fees.Grayscale is currently dealing with some major issues. Since early 2021 GBTC has been trading below its net asset value (NAV). This discount is currently hovering around all-time lows at 46%. GBTC holders cannot redeem their shares for the underlying asset. They have to sell their shares in an open market and shoulder this discount. Those not forced to sell feel effectively trapped. Grayscale is subject to a number of investor lawsuits, and an activist campaign seeking to unseat Grayscale as the manager of GBTC. Concurrently, Grayscale is suing the SEC over the latter's refusal to convert GBTC into an ETF. The mechanisms of an ETF allow for arbitrage trading keeping the share price aligned with NAV. This is Grayscale’s strategy for reducing the current GBTC discount. Grayscale has also been caught up in the bankruptcy of the crypto lending firm Genesis, another subsidiary of DCG. According to a Financial Times report, DCG is selling shares in Grayscale funds, “at a steep discount” to pay back Genesis creditors. There are more fundamental questions about the role of Genesis’s lending. According to Bitcoinist, the failed hedge fund Three Arrows Capital took a $2.36 billion loan from Genesis backed by 17 million GBTC shares.- - - - This episode’s sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyLedn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key securityWasabi Wallet - Privacy by default-----WBD623 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
24 Feb • 1hr 22m
Some good astrology
BCB090_CHECKMATE: Bitcoin Stands Alone (Ethereum vs. BTC)
James Check (aka Checkmate), on-chain analyst from Glassnode, joins Josh and Dan to talk about the complicated knots Ethereum has drawn itself into, Bitcoin bear market, and Bitcoin’s blind spots. WE COVER: Kite Surfing and Football (Soccer) TA and On-Chain Analytics Current Bear Market location Ethereum–its issues after the Merge How Stablecoins affect Ether Steelmanning Bitcoin Checkmate fully divested of Eth ITEMS MENTIONED: Checkmate’s “Why the Ethereum merge is a monumental blunder” Lyn Alden’s “The Problems with DeFi & Crypto” Lyn Alden’s December newsletter Glassnode SHOW SPONSORS: **START9** — Sovereign computing. Take back control of your data. Run a Bitcoin & Lightning node. →Embassy One – A small uncompromising personal server, capable of running BTC Core →Embassy Pro –The most powerful, secure, and reliable private server in the world **SWAN** — The place we choose to buy Bitcoin. Dollar cost average daily, weekly or monthly with a company that’s Bitcoin only and encourages you to hold your own private keys. →https://www.swanbitcoin.com/ →For a limited time, Swan is offering Swan Premium to Fire/Police/Military at swan.com/fire **COINKITE** — Industry leaders in Bitcoin security hardware and fun devices, makers of the COLDCARD and other prominent items including OPENDIME, SATSCARD, TAPSIGNER, the SEEDPLATE, COLDPOWER, BLOCKCLOCK MINI & MICRO →PROMO CODE “BCB” FOR DISCOUNT ON COLDCARD →All available at coinkite.com **CROWDHEALTH BTC** — Harness the Power of Bitcoin + Health Care. Join other Bitcoiners on a crowdfunding platform while accumulating Bitcoin in the process. →Bitcoin specific crowd joincrowdhealth.com/bitcoin **CAPITAL LOGISTICS** — Logistics firm specializing in temperature controlled freight. They STACK BITCOIN on their balance sheet! Support Bitcoin Companies! →capitallogisticsllc.com SUPPORT THE BCB PODCAST: —PODCAST 2.0 STREAMING: You can stream us fractions of a cent via Bitcoin sats on the Lightning Network! We are live on Podcast 2.0 apps & wallets, including apps like Breez & Fountain) —TIPS: strike.me/bcb (tips open on Twitter) TWITTER: Follow Checkmate @_checkmatey_ (https://twitter.com/_Checkmatey_) Follow Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast @Blue_CollarBTC EMAIL: Send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
26 Dec • 1hr 31m
The Queen of Scams with Jamie Bartlett
“It’s a gigantic pyramid scheme with all sorts of organised crime and money laundering angles to the story as well, but at the centre of it, it’s just this woman who built a very sophisticated scam and then disappeared with all the money; and then the FBI finally put her on the 10 Most Wanted list about three months ago.”— Jamie BartlettJamie Bartlett is the co-writer and presenter of the BBC's podcast The Missing Cryptoqueen, an ongoing investigation into OneCoin and the disappearance of its founder Ruja Ignatova in 2017. In this interview, we discuss the latest updates on the case that triggered the first new episodes in the podcast being released in over 2 years. - - - - OneCoin was called the greatest Ponzi scheme in crypto. Obviously, a lot has happened this year that is likely to result in a reappraisal of that statement. But, the fraud perpetrated was eyewatering: allegedly $4 billion was stolen from investors. This means it ranks as still one of the biggest Ponzi schemes both inside and outside of crypto.Yet, what differentiates OneCoin from other Ponzi schemes is that the lead character has yet to be punished: in 2017, Ruja Ignatova, the glamourous and enigmatic founder of OneCoin, disappeared. Jamie Bartlett, a seasoned investigative journalist, started looking for her in 2019. Rumours turned into breadcrumb trails, which turned into credible leads, which turned into dust.Whilst Ruja remains elusive, the deeper Jamie delves into this case the more ominous the story becomes. What started out as a scam by a set of audacious schemers, soon became a broader criminal enterprise involving organised crime, corrupted state officials and powerful interests. The FBI has made Ruja one of their ten most wanted fugitives. The stakes are massive.A troubling aspect of this case is the willingness of supposedly reputable people and firms to engage in ‘legal’ support for this fraud, including intimidation of those who seek to uncover the truth. This case cuts to the core of what is wrong in both crypto and wider society: willingness within professional groups to go along with malfeasance when there is money to be made.This is why we need more people like Jamie. More than the dogged determination to see a story through to a suitable conclusion is the dedication to a life without the quick and easy financial payoffs of other professions. Journalists are willing to avoid the incentives offered by other industries to pursue truth. Perhaps such uncelebrated bravery is the real story here.- - - - This episode’s sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyLedn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereFidelity - Careers in cryptoLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletWasabi Wallet - Privacy by defaultBCB Group - Global digital financial Services-----WBD596 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
21 Dec • 1hr 29m
Bitkiwi Meetups and the Importance of Building New Zealand's Bitcoin Identity
I talk with Paul from Bitkiwi, a small dedicated group organising Bitcoin events in New Zealand. Bitkiwi's first two in-person events in Wellington went well, with people coming from across the country to attend. More meetups are scheduled for 2023. Follow Bitkiwi on Twitter at @Bitkiwi1 for the latest.
13 Dec • 49m
The Transformation of Value
A Bitcoin podcast by Cody Ellingham exploring the impacts of Bitcoin thinking on the world of art, culture, and philosophy. Made in New Zealand. www.thetransformationofvalue.com
BR010 - Blixt, Robosats, Yield product MELTDOWN, RBF Debate & MORE ft. Shinobi, Checkmate & Odell
I'm joined by Shinobi, Checkmate & Odell to read the list. Housekeeping 00:03:42 Submit your deals to BitcoinBlackFriday.org 00:04:32 Glassnode data added to BitcoinTreasuries.net Software Releases & Project Updates 00:05:24 You can now create an account on BitcoinTreasuries.net and start contributing data 00:05:47 BinaryWatch.org 00:11:56 Electrs 0.9.10 00:12:36 LND v0.15.4-beta: Hotfix Release to Fix Chain Sync Bug 00:15:39 Blixt 00:18:06 Nunchuk Android 1.9.20 00:21:41 Sparrow 1.7.1 00:23:30 Strike supports sending to Bech32m addresses 00:23:43 Specter DIY v1.8.0 00:25:02 Trezor v22.9.3 00:25:17 Fully Noded v0.2.30 00:26:31 Wallet of Satoshi 1.18.1 00:27:50 Robosats v0.3.0-alpha 00:29:01 Alby v1.19.0 Noteworthy 00:35:45 Dylan LeClair Tweet re: @chainalysis failures 00:59:56 Geyser.fund - Lightning-native crowdfunding and grants for Bitcoin creators 01:01:48 Santander imposes limits on UK crypto exchange transactions 01:01:56 CashApp Sold $1.76B Worth of Bitcoin During Q3 2022: Down 3% Year Over Year 01:04:51 Using LNsploit to Steal from LND nodes 01:06:07 LNLink 01:06:20 U.S. Attorney $3.36 Billion Cryptocurrency Seizure 01:16:50 Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Digital Completes Debt Restructuring 01:24:04 Orange Pill App 01:25:24 Ledn discloses a lending relationship with Alameda 01:33:41 BitMEX Proof of Reserves 01:37:05 Gemini Earn Liquidity Issues 01:40:42 Apollosats 01:40:56 Cool Bitcoin projects Twitter thread Bitcoin Optech Newsletter 01:41:36 Continued discussion about enabling full-RBF Audience Questions 01:50:14 Fambatecusa in Bitcoin.Review Podcast Telegram Competitions 01:53:05 Legends of Lightning Events 01:53:15 Upcoming Events Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: email@example.com Nostr & LN:⚡firstname.lastname@example.org (not an email!) Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/episode-10/
Nov 23 2022 • 1hr 57m
BR013 - Mining Experts Roundtable ft. Steve Barbour & Harry Sudock
I'm joined by guests Steve Barbour & Harry Sudock to discuss Bitcoin Mining. Discussion Topics 00:03:42 The service miners provide 00:05:01 Current state of mining profitability 00:07:58 Mining supply chain issues 00:13:18 Profit and loss in the mining industry 00:17:05 Financing in the mining industry 00:29:07 Risk management in the mining industry 00:33:49 Fiat games, leverage, fractional reserves & rehypothecation 00:46:44 Cooling technology 00:55:15 Higherarchy of needs in mining hardware 00:56:41 PSU cost efficiency 01:00:55 Voltage dynamics in mining 01:03:11 ASICS and ASIC manufacturers 01:10:55 Geopolitical concerns and state actors 01:22:57 Is Tesla a shitcoin? 01:24:04 The evolution of the Bitcoin mining paradigm 01:29:25 Sustaining attacks on mining 01:31:54 Energy sources 01:37:27 Creative miner energy use ideas 01:40:51 Base layer, 2nd layers and custodians 01:42:57 Attack vectors 01:47:19 RBF controversy Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: email@example.com Nostr & LN:⚡firstname.lastname@example.org (not an email!) Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/episode-13/
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