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    The Bitcoin Game #76: Andrew 'Cybergibbons' Tierney

    March 30th, 2020 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 76 of *The Bitcoin Game*, sponsored by eToro. I'm Rob Mitchell. Today's interview is with Andrew Tierney, otherwise known online as Cybergibbons. Andrew hacks everything from oil rigs at his day job, to Cryptocurrency hardware wallets and smart locks in his free time. We conducted this interview a bit before COVID-19 had taken over the planet, back in the good old days (a few weeks ago), when we were more worried about malware than going to the grocery store without an N95... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #75: 2014 Interview with Dr. Jochen 'Johoe' Hoenicke

    February 28th, 2020 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 75 of *The Bitcoin Game*, sponsored by eToro. I'm Rob Mitchell. I started podcasting in late 2014, and one of the greatest things to happen in those early episodes was landing an exclusive longform interview with Dr. Jochen "Johoe" Hoenicke, the 2014 Bitcoin Hero. Badass white hat Bitcoin hacker Johoe (at least that's what I call him) rescued insecure Bitcoin UTXOs from Blockchain.info wallets before they could be taken by less-scrupulous hackers. This was after his contri... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #74: David Jevans of CipherTrace

    January 31st, 2020 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 74 of *The Bitcoin Game*, sponsored by eToro. *The Bitcoin Game* has been a featured podcast on the LTB Network since 2014! A few facts about David Jevans: In the late '90s, David attended monthly Cypherpunk meetups in Palo Alto. David hired Nick Szabo to help with IronKey (David's previous business, a secure USB product). And David is currently the founder and CEO of CipherTrace, one of the big three "blockchain analysis" companies. David's past and present positions g... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #73: Tim Pastoor, P2P Identity

    December 26th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 73 of *The Bitcoin Game*, sponsored by eToro. When I started paying attention to Bitcoin Twitter in 2013, I noticed a guy named Tim Pastoor, who seemed pretty well-respected by the Bitcoin Twitter community. He and I eventually became good friends on Twitter, so much so that we hung out for a long afternoon when I visited Amsterdam a few years ago. Tim has been focused on peer-to-peer identity and reputation systems for the past five years, supporting Martti Malmi's work in t... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #72: eToro's Guy Hirsch

    November 27th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 72 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. This episode came about in an unexpected way. I had the opportunity to speak with Guy Hirsch (USA Managing Director for eToro) at the CIS conference in Los Angeles. My plan was to grab some sound bites from Guy to use in podcast episodes as part of eToro's sponsorship. But I'm such a curious person that I couldn't help but ask a bunch of genuine questions I had about the platform. Turned out, the brief interview was interesting and i... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #71: Brian Lockhart

    October 24th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 71 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I met Brian Lockhart while having lunch at Bitcoin 2019 this summer. Brian recently joined the team at Casa, which happened to have just released details on the Node 2. So this seemed like the perfect time to have Brian as a guest. I learned a lot from Brian, including how Bitcoin got on his radar (hint: it's the tech), his five-year Bitcoin Rip Van Winkle experience, and the Casa Node 2. We even review some recently highlight... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #70: Michael Flaxman, Securing Bitcoin

    September 7th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 70 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm always wanting to learn things via my podcast, and hopefully it helps others learn too. So when I heard Michael Flaxman on Stephan Livera's podcast, I thought he was such a compelling guest that I just had to have him on *The Bitcoin Game*. In this episode we dive into details about Bitcoin, security, and multisig. **** LINKS Michael Flaxman on Twitter https://twitter.com/mflaxman Michael Flaxman's Website http... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #69: Doug Scribner's Smart ATM

    August 5th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 69 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I attended [Bitcoin 2019](https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com) in June and recorded a bunch of great interviews. But only one interview was with someone I kind of knew, and that was Doug Scribner. He's been in the scene a long time, and recalls buying Bitcoin at Porcfest from Charlie Shrem, Erik Voorhees, and Roger Ver. His first major project, WatchMyBit, was a *bit* ahead of its time (pun unintended). Now he's focused on Vault L... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #68: Paul Sztorc

    July 18th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 68 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I introduced myself to Paul Sztorc at [Bitcoin 2019](https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com) and asked him if he'd be up for an interview. I was thrilled that he gave me an unqualified "yes." This ended up being, by far, my longest interview of the conference, and I appreciate that Paul was willing to hang out with me for a big chunk of the second day of the event. I really feel like I got to know Paul in this longest episode I've re... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #67: Eric Martindale and Fabric

    July 11th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 67 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. Eric Martindale is a hardcore cypherpunk hacker. We get some details about Eric's past and present, including the well-known Bitcoin companies Eric has worked for, and Fabric, a decentralized, peer-to-peer protocol, created with the goal of replacing our current broken internet. **** ##EPISODE LINKS Eric on Twitter https://twitter.com/martindale Fabric https://fabric.pub Fabric on Twitter https://twitter.co... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #66: Jeremy Rubin

    July 2nd, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 66 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. My second interview at the recent Bitcoin 2019 conference in San Francisco was with Jeremy Rubin, a fascinating guy who has contributed a ton to Bitcoin. We review Jeremy's background, discuss his current project (a BIP intended to aid with scaling pressures), and we revisit his controversial idea of a Bitcoin reorg in the wake of the recent Binance hack. And a lot more! Jeremy provides some pretty compelling content; I bet you'll en... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #65: Jimmy Song

    June 28th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 65 of *The Bitcoin Game.* I'm Rob Mitchell, and I just got back from the Bitcoin 2019 conference in San Francisco. I'm really glad I decided to attend after taking a long break from conferences, as I had a great time and got some really good interviews. I'm going to release them in the order I recorded them, so up first is Jimmy Song. Oh, I also want listener feedback. This interview is unedited, whereas my typical episodes are heavily edited, with the goal of delivering th... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #64: Farbood Nivi of Coinmine

    June 14th, 2019 by Rob
    The other day, an interesting post crossed my path on "Crypto Twitter." This guy was super excited about receiving his Coinmine, a device I was not familiar with. It appeared to be a plug-and-play multi-purpose GPU miner and Bitcoin/Lightning Network full node. And it looked pretty. I was intrigued. I started investigating the product, and quickly discovered that Coinminer's headquarters is right here in Los Angeles. And that's how my interview with Farbood Nivi, CEO and co-founder of Coinmine, ... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #63: John Carvalho

    May 3rd, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 63 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. John Carvalho has been making waves in Bitcoin for a number of years, never afraid to mix it up regarding cryptocurrency topics. From content creator to entrepreneur to chief communications officer at Bitrefill, John is a very active player in the world of Bitcoin. We cover a wide range of topics in this interview. **** ##EPISODE LINKS John on Twitter https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog Bitrefill https://www.bitr... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #62: Michel Rauchs of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

    April 12th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 62 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. Michel Rauchs is the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). For the past few years, Michel has devoted his life to studying the space, and he's been a big part of several comprehensive studies that dig into many aspects of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You'll see Michel and his reports cited in tons of articles, particularly those that focus on Bitcoin's energy use. I hope yo... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #61: Journalist Leigh Cuen

    March 4th, 2019 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 61 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In less than two years in the space, Leigh Cuen has become a mainstay in cryptocurrency journalism, as well as a highly elite user of GIFs on Crypto-Twitter. It was interesting to learn more about this prolific writer's background, thoughts about cryptocurrency, and even some basics about the business of journalism. **** ##EPISODE LINKS Leigh on Twitter https://twitter.com/la__cuen Leigh's Coindesk Articles https... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #60: Dr. Adam Back Part 2 - Liquid

    November 3rd, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 60 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge. And if you missed the fi... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #59: Dr. Adam Back

    October 25th, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 59 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin. **** ... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #58: Jennifer Zhu Scott

    September 12th, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 58 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In January of this year, I saw lots of talk about the World Economic Forum’s speeches and panels in Davos. Even Donald Trump spoke at this event. But the panel I was most interested in was called The Crypto Asset Bubble, and it featured Nobel Prize Laureate Robert Shiller. I didn’t know any of the other panelists, but the one who stuck out to me the most was Jennifer Zhu Scott. She seemed very pro-Bitcoin and was a very eloquent... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #57: BCH Lead Dev Amaury Séchet

    August 2nd, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 57 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I’m someone who feels a bit like a Bitcoin Maximalist, yet I still really wanted to learn about Amaury Séchet, lead developer of Bitcoin Cash (EDIT: note it's been pointed out that Amaury is the lead dev of Bitcoin ABC, the main client used for BCH, but he isn't technically the lead dev for BCH - apologies for the inaccurate wording). I like that many of Amaury's opinions seem fairly independent, rather than sticking to a party l... Read More

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