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The Bitcoin Game #38: Rodolfo Novak of Coinkite & Opendime

Published on August 21st, 2016 by Rob

Hello, welcome to episode 38 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

It's always great interviewing a knowledgeable person who's not afraid to give an opinion, and Rodolfo Novak is that sort of guest. In this interview, we discuss Coinkite's early days, which started with a Blockchain explorer, custom Bitcoin payment terminals, a widely-used wallet hosting service, and a backend that utilizes hardware security modules of Coinkite's own design. And now, with Opendime, they've moved on to a fascinating new type of Bitcoin hardware that's best use cases are still to be determined.

Rodolfo was also happy to give his opinions on the $70 million Bitfinex theft, the Ethereum fork, the scaling debate, and more. Note that Coinkite's co-founder and CTO is Peter D. Gray (and Peter Todd serves as an advisor to Coinkite).

The Bitcoin Game #38: Rodolfo Novak of Coinkite & Opendime


Beautyon on Opendime
Opendime Review (posted after our interview)
@Opendime on Twitter


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.


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 Bitcoin Keychain or the newer Bitcoin Fork Pen.

Bitcoin Keychains and Bitcoin Fork Pens

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