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    What Bitcoin Did #116 - The Quantum Threat to Bitcoin with Dr. Stepan Snigirev

    June 14th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** Munich **Interview date:** Saturday 1st Jun, 2019 **Company:** Crypto Advance **Role:** CTO & co-founder Cryptography is the art of writing or solving codes, and there are several technologies which enable Bitcoin to function. When choosing to send Bitcoin to someone, a transaction is broadcast using the new owners public key and signed with the senders private key, and it is the senders private key which confirms to the network that the transaction is aut... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #115 - LIVE: Bitcoin Around the World Panel at The Oslo Freedom Forum

    June 10th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** Oslo **Interview date:** Monday 27th May, 2019 **Panel:** * Peter McCormack - Moderator * Timi Ajiboye - Nigeria * Aparna Krishnan - India * Leo Weese - Hong Kong/China * Luis Buenaventura - The Philippines * Mahsa Alimardani - Iran Hosted by The Human Rights Foundation at The Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway, this special live episode of What Bitcoin Did discusses the issues and use cases for Bitcoin Around the World. The panel includes people... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #114 - Why Brexit Is Good for the UK (and Bitcoin) with Giacomo Zucco

    June 7th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** Munich **Interview date:** Monday 3rd Jun, 2019 **Company:** BHB Network **Role:** Director Brexit has genuinely divided the UK, and the hard negotiations for exit have only furthered the divide. Many feel disconnected from Europe, disconnected from the political process or feel left behind by globalisation. Others think that we are stronger as part of the EU and celebrate the benefits of the free market and the free movement of people. There is no midd... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #113 - The Blockchain Revolution Myth with Jimmy Song

    June 5th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** Oslo **Interview date:** Wednesday 29th May, 2019 **Company:** Jimmy Song Consulting **Role:** Bitcoin Expert Witness The Blockchain Revolution: decentralising the world and taking power away from the elite. Five years on, there is not a single, notable example of a successful breakthrough application of a blockchain outside of money. Arguably, there is not a single breakthrough application of a blockchain outside of Bitcoin. While some may point to Eth... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #112 - Bitfinex and Tether with Phil Potter

    May 31st, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Saturday 11th May, 2019 **Company:** Bitfinex & Tether **Role:** Chief Strategy Officer at Bitfinex | Co-Founder at Tether Creating a Bitcoin business is hard, especially one processing hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars in value. For exchanges, these challenges are especially difficult, from defending against relentless hack attempts to securing banking services. Starting a Bitcoin business today is undoubtedl... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #111 - Bitcoin and Financial Markets with Travis Kling

    May 30th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Thursday 16th May, 2019 **Company:** Ikigai Asset Management **Role:** Chief Investment Officer For many buyers, Bitcoin might be their first investment of any kind. If these investors are not long-term holders, they may be susceptible to reacting to sudden price movements, whether panic selling or FOMO buying. The price movements of Bitcoin can be isolated towards specific events, such as the inherent Bitcoin market cycle ... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #106 Why Block Reorgs are Bad for Bitcoin with Adam Back and Bryan Bishop

    May 14th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Sunday 12th May, 2019 **Company:** Adam - Blockstream | Bryan - Independent **Role:** Adam - Cofounder | Bryan - Core Developer Following the recent hack of Binance for over 7,000 Bitcoin, a debate was sparked on Twitter regarding returning the funds using a block reorg. While this topic may have been discussed in the past, being new to Bitcoin, I was unaware of the history. There are many technical aspects to how Bitcoin fu... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #110 - Schnorr, Taproot & Graft Root with Andrew Poelstra

    May 24th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Company:** Blockstream **Role:** Director of Research In this episode, I talk with Andrew Poelstra, Director of Research at Blockstream about some of the exciting new tech coming to Bitcoin. We discuss Schnorr Signatures, Taproot, Graft Root and Confidential Transactions. This episode is also on: * [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/what-bitcoin-did-podcast-bitcoin-crypto-trading-strategy/id1317356120?mt=2 "iTunes") * [Youtube](h... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #105 Bitcoin Uncensored with Chris DeRose and Junseth

    May 10th, 2019 by DSholla
    - **Interview location:** Florida - **Interview date:** Wednesday 8th May, 2019 - **Company:** Bitcoin Uncensored - **Role:** Co-hosts Coming into Bitcoin in late 2016 comes with a range of challenges in respecting and understanding the history of the space. Not only understanding the tech but the various people and projects which have come and gone. There is also a long history of scams and/or poorly thought out projects promising riches from the mythical properties of the bloc... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #109 - 300k Blocks and Full Nodes with Luke Dashjr

    May 23rd, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Sunday 12th May, 2019 **Company:** Independent **Role:** Bitcoin/Blockchain Consultant This was a short interview at the Magical Crypto Conference where I managed to grab 30 minutes with Luke. We talk about 300k blocks, why 85% of people need to be running a full node for Bitcoin security, and what happened with SegWit2x and UASF. This episode is also on: * [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/what-bitcoin-did-po... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #108 A Bitcoin Reality Check in Venezuela with Jill Carlson, Alejandro Machado & Jamaal Montasser

    May 21st, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Monday 13th May, 2019 **Company:** Open Money Initiation **Role:** Co-Founders - Jill Carlson, Alejandro Machado & Jamaal Montasser Venezuela is often promoted as an ideal use case for Bitcoin, a deflationary currency in a country suffering hyperinflation. Despite the examples of people mining Bitcoin or using Bitcoin to hold value, real adoption is complicated. In Venezuela, people are using a range of currencies including ... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #107 Microsoft is Building on Bitcoin with Daniel Buchner

    May 17th, 2019 by DSholla
    **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Monday 13th May, 2019 **Company:** Microsoft **Role:** Senior PM - Leading Decentralized Identity As Bitcoin continues to grow, it is no longer an underground movement for cypherpunks and geeks. Bitcoin has broken into the mainstream while maintaining its core decentralised feature, out of the reach of state control. Where financial institutions have woken up to a world which includes Bitcoin with the arrival of futures, hi... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #104 Why Bitcoin is in Heavy Accumulation with Tuur Demeester

    May 7th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“Thinking in Bitcoin is powerful, but it takes time. It is this mental switch.” — Tuur Demeester** - **Interview location:** Skype - **Interview date:** Sunday 5th May, 2019 - **Company:** Adamant Capital - **Role:** Founder/CEO The bear market of 2018/2019 has been a particularly hard lesson for many who are new to Bitcoin. While the +84% drawdown has been similar to previous bear markets, the real numbers are brutal. Anyone buying a Bitcoin near $20,000 saw their asse... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #82 What Happens When Bitcoin Takes Over With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

    March 5th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“We’re talking about a change in how humanity organizes itself.” — Andreas M. Antonopoulos** **Interview location:** Skype **Interview date:** Thursday 28th Feb, 2019 **Company:** Independent **Role:** Bitcoin & Open Blockchain Expert, Speaker, Author Bitcoin, the decentralised, trustless, censorship-resistant money. Bitcoin, digital gold and the hardest form of money the world has. Bitcoin, a financial infrastructure built for the digital age. Whatever Bitcoi... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #86 The Ashes of the Fyre Festival with Marc Weinstein

    March 20th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“If this is not logistically possible, we need solutions, not problems.” — Marc Weinstein** **Interview location:** Los Angeles **Interview date:** Monday 18th March, 2019 **Company:** Wave Financial **Role:** Principal The two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu about the Fyre Festival highlight what can go disastrously wrong when you pitch a grand vision which can’t be delivered. The Fyre Festival was sold as the ultimate music festival, situated on a beautiful isl... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #58 Trace Mayer On Why You Must Own Your Bitcoin Private Keys

    December 21st, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin is for all of humanity, it is the greatest technical innovation when it comes to sound money.”** **— Trace Mayer** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Monday 17th Dec, 2018 Company: Premier Ark LLC Role: Manager Own your private keys! OWN YOUR PRIVATE KEYS! How many times are people told to make sure they own their private keys and not risk holding their Bitcoin on an exchange but they still do? Bitcoin offers people the chance of financial self-so... Read More

    What Bitcoin Did #84 Surveillance Capitalism With Amber Baldet

    March 12th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right.” — Amber Baldet** **Interview location:** New York **Interview date:** Wednesday 6th March, 2019 **Company:** Clovyr **Role:** Founder The line between data collection for commercial use and surveillance by the state has become blurred. Where the NSA tracks online user activity for crime prevention, Silicon Valley behemoths have become increasingly hungry for user data with the goal of building ever more targeted advertis... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #85 Bitcoin Math & Research With Andrew Poelstra

    March 15th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“Mathematics is the art of finding patterns in logical structures and finding connections between seemingly apparently different structures.” — Andrew Poelstra** **Interview location:** Boston **Interview date:** Saturday 9th March, 2019 **Company:** Blockstream **Role:** Director of Research I usually write a few paragraphs about each show, but with this interview, I struggled, primarily because Andrew’s work for Blockstream is so technically advanced that I... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #56 Why Bitcoin Matters For Freedom With Alex Gladstein

    December 14th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“A lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.”** **— Alex Gladstein** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 6th Dec, 2018 Company: Human Rights Foundation Role: Chief Strategy Officer All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticize Bitcoi... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #87 Erik Voorhees on Maximalism, KYC & Shoddy Reporting

    March 23rd, 2019 by DSholla
    **“I am always sceptical when people say someone shouldn’t be allowed to talk. Saying someone should never be allowed to talk is a lazy way of trying to close down discourse.” — Erik Voorhees** **Interview location:** Denver **Interview date:** Wednesday 20th March, 2019 **Company:** Shapeshift **Role:** CEO With the growth of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, there has been a growing pressure from regulators for exchanges to implement KYC/AML policies. The privacy affor... Read More

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