Bitcoin Dad Pod
Episode 73: Nuclear Buyback
25 Apr • 1hr 30m
Alexi, the developer of Tornado Cash, might be getting out on bail (https://www.theblock.co/post/227329/alexey-pertsev-tornado-cash-developer-free-pending-trial) after 6 months in jail waiting a trial
Economics and Banking
The Treasury Borrowing Advisory Commitee (TBAC (https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financing-the-government/quarterly-refunding/treasury-borrowing-advisory-committee-tbac)), proposed a Treasury buyback program (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1239) in February, another sign that Yield Curve Control is the solution to the U.S. Governments debt spiral
The 1 yr US Treasury bill continues to sharply invert (https://wolfstreet.com/2023/04/20/short-end-of-the-treasury-market-goes-totally-nuts-doubts-creep-in-over-debt-ceiling/), expressing a negative economic outlook
Germany shut down its remaining nuclear plants (https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/A-guide-The-end-of-Germany%E2%80%99s-nuclear-power) after a multi-decade political shift against nuclear energy
Eon, a German energy producer, increased electricity prices by 45 percent (https://www.tichyseinblick.de/daili-es-sentials/eon-erhoeht-strompreise/amp) in related news english version (https://www-tichyseinblick-de.translate.goog/daili-es-sentials/eon-erhoeht-strompreise/amp?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp)
Trezor, a hardware wallet, adds coinjoin integration for user privacy, but its through Wassabi Wallets ZKSnacks' coordiator that does chain analysis on users (https://nitter.sethforprivacy.com/sethforprivacy/status/1648727943470776320) before letting them coinjoin
MullvadVPN, a reputable privacy focused VPN provider, was served a warrant (https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2023/4/20/mullvad-vpn-was-subject-to-a-search-warrant-customer-data-not-compromised/) in Sweden, their home juristiction, no customer data was handed over since Mullvad collects no such data
jam (https://github.com/joinmarket-webui/jam) is a webui on top of joinmarket, a maker-taker based coinjoin protocol that avoids the centralized coordinator issues of Samurai and Wasabi
Let's talk bitcoin's security model (https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-security-modeling/) to see if critique's of bitcoin security (https://twitter.com/mira_hurley/status/1648624743589740545) are useful or the new FUD
Remember to get in touch email@example.com or @bitcoindadpod (https://mobile.twitter.com/bitcoindadpod) on twitter
Consider joining the matrix channel (https://matrix.to/#/#bitcoin:jupiterbroadcasting.com) using a matrix client like element (https://element.io/get-started), details here (https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/community/matrix/)
For recurrent boosts like a membership model, try using oak.home (https://oak-node.net/doc/trunk/README.md) to boost the show's LNURL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Boosters
If you get some value from this show, please consider sending a boost. Hearing from you means a lot to us!
Send a Boost via the Podcast Index web page. No Podcast app upgrade required.
Install Alby (https://getalby.com/)
Find the Bitcoin Dad Pod on the Podcast Index (https://podcastindex.org/podcast/5049889)
Boost right from the page!
Send a re-ocurring or one-off lightning boost to the show with no message at email@example.com or directly to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Value for Value
Podcasting 2.0 to support an indepenent podcasting ecosystem (https://podcastindex.org/)
Recomended Podcasting2.0 apps:
Fountain (https://www.fountain.fm/) podcast app (Android)
Podverse (https://podverse.fm/) (Cross platform and self hostable) + Alby (https://getalby.com/) for boosts
Castamatic (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/castamatic-podcast-player/id966632553) (Apple)
Sponsors and Acknowledgements
Music by Lesfm from Pixabay
Self Hosted Show (https://selfhosted.show/) courtesy of Jupiter Broadcasting (https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/)
speaking of high priced learning. i misplaced my ledger seed phrase & it wouldn't sync w/my PC or phone. Ledger support is meh & slow. Fortunately after a super stressed night & poor sleep i thought enough to revert my pc version of ledger live, which allowed me to synve and get thay life savings off to a software wallet until i could get a new ledger and seed phrase setup. Lesson: keep multiple seed phrase copies in various secure locations.
Loved this episode!
“secured by a wall of energy protected by cyber hornets”🤣
The problem with boosts is that sometimes you touch upon 5 different things and I want to comment on them all! I'll limit myself to this one. Earning a living from V4V is hard. I know Adam & John do it fantastically but it's a small sample size. I'm willing to devote several years to trying to make it happen but am relying atm more on a mixture of faith, intuition and trend predicting rather than hard data and examples. Here's some sats for your v4v journey!
could the 'brics', Argentina, and others be proactive signs of US default? do you know a good pod to keep up on the shifting world finance, primarily not U.S. focused?
somewhere in the sequence of Ducks you need to have Gizmo Ducks.