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The Bitcoin Game #34: Bitcoin Core Dev Peter Todd

Published on February 17th, 2016 by Rob

Hello, welcome to episode 34 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell, and my guest is Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd.

Peter was really open in this interview, and we talked about everything from his relationship with Gavin Andresen, to mistakes he made in his early days working with Bitcoin Core, and a dozen topics in between. A lot of Peter’s focus was on explaining what he feels are the differences between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic, and why he believes Core is the path to follow at this juncture. Additionally, we touch on Peter's Coinbase double-spend, perceived issues with Replace By Fee, and private blockchains.

The Bitcoin Game #34: Bitcoin Core Dev Peter Todd



Distributed hash table

Hash Cash, by Adam Back

Peter Todd communicating with Adam Back and Hal Finney in 2001

Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Classic

Segregated Witnesses (hey, Peter says it this way!)

IBLTs (Invertible Bloom Lookup Tables)


Mastercoin (now Omni)

Tree Chains

Proof Chains



Stay tuned for the magic word in this episode, and submit it to your LTB Network account to claim a share of this week's distribution of LTBCoin. Listeners have one week from the release date to claim the magic word credit. The magic word for this episode must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on February 24, 2016.


While much of Bitcoiners' time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own your own Classic Bitcoin Keychain or the newer Bitcoin Fork Pen.

Bitcoin Keychains and Bitcoin Fork Pens


Sometimes I'm doing accounting and I wish there was a quick tool to help look up the U.S. dollar value of a past Bitcoin transaction. So I asked Joe Looney to build it for me, and I'm sharing this tool with listeners. Nothing amazing here, it just looks up a historic Bitcoin price (in USD) then multiplies that rate by the Bitcoin amount you enter. Please let me know if you have any feedback on this price lookup tool.


All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by me.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game, see you next time!

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

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