Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
John Vallis
Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest. Hey hey hey, stack sats everyday:)
Caitlin Long of Avanti Bank on How Bitcoin Will Transform the Banking System
Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti.   According to their website:  'Avanti is a new breed of bank — a software platform with a bank charter, built to connect digital assets with the legacy financial system...We’re not just a bank — we’re a depository institution, which means we’re eligible to become a U.S. dollar clearing bank at the Federal Reserve. Avanti offers a superior regulatory structure relative to digital asset competitors, including a full-reserve requirement for dollar deposits and a deep understanding of how digital assets (including our tokenized dollar, Avit™) can solve payment inefficiencies faced by business customers.'   Caitlin has been instrumental in helping to architect the regulatory framework around bitcoin, especially in her native Wyomming.   She also has a tremendous amount of experience and insight in and regarding the functioning of the legacy financial system and macro economics.   I've been looking forward to connecting with Caitlin for a while now, and it did not disappoint.   Enjoy!   --   More from Caitlin:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_  TWITTER (AVANTI): https://twitter.com/AvantiBT  AVANTI WEBSITE: https://www.avantibank.com    More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire   The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off.   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0   If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
May 14
52 min
Mayor Scott Conger - Bitcoin for Better Cities
If you've been hanging out on twitter you may have seen several people with Laser eyes imposed over their profile pictures. Though this started as a meme around bitcoin reaching 100k dollars in price (#LaserRayUntil100k), it has become a signal for ones support of what bitcoin represents. Recently even some politicians in the US have been showing their alignment with bitcoin by changing their profile photos to the laser eyes. Mayor Scott Conger of Jackson, Tennessee, is one of those politicians, so I thought it would be fun to have him on the show to hear why he made this change, and to hear his thoughts on bitcoin and how it could be used to benefit his constituents. Enjoy! -- More from Mayor Conger: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MayorConger WEBSITE: https://www.jacksontn.gov More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0 The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off. If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
May 11
53 min
Adam Ortolf (@denverbitcoin) on His Journey to Waste-Gas Bitcoin Mining (And Why It's So Exciting)
Adam Ortolf is the business development officer for the US market for Upstream Data, a company that pairs modular bitcoin mining datacenters to natural gas engines, to convert waste energy (natural gas), into the best form of money the world has ever known - bitcoin. Adam has been a pioneer in this emerging industry, brining a ton of passion and energy to it, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat. Enjoy! -- More from Adam: TWITTER:https://twitter.com/denverbitcoin COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.upstreamdata.ca CONSULTING: https://www.coinbeast.com/pro-profiles/adam-ortolf More from me:          TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA           YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg           MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex           INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY        If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0      The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off. If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody. 
May 5
1 hr 30 min
Bringing Back Craftsmanship - Chad Urban of the American College of Building Arts
In the bitcoin space we often discuss the many insidious impacts of being on a 'fiat' money standard. We also look to previous periods in which societies used 'sound money', to see what elements of culture, art, business etc. might have been impacted by the difference in monetary standard. As bitcoin develops, it's becoming clear that the change in time preference that it inspires in many (a changed relationship to time and work), is causing a re-emergence of appreciation for high-quality, highly-skilled, long-lasting, beauty-centric architecture and construction. The American College of Building Arts is taking a unique approach to education, teaching both the theory/philosophy, and the traditional methods required to create graduates who are highly-skilled craftsmen. I'm a huge critic of the current systems of education, and also very excited by the novel approaches beginning to be developed to improve it, so I thought it would be interesting to speak with someone who is building a solution of particular relevance to many of the topics we often discuss in bitcoin land. Enjoy! -- More from Chad / ACBA: TWITTER (Chad): https://twitter.com/Chad_Urban TWITTER (ACBA): https://twitter.com/ACBACharleston WEBSITE: https://acba.edu More from me:          TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA           YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg           MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex           INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY        If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0      If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.  The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire
Apr 29
1 hr 15 min
Nik Bhatia - Bitcoin is More than an Asset, it's a (New) Layered Financial System
Nik Bhatia is the author of the new book 'Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars, to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies'.  In the book, Nik explores the history of our current financial system, and details the various layers which comprise it. He then analyzes bitcoin through a 'layered money' lens, and makes the case for why he believes it will evolve in to the future reserve currency of the world. As this is Nik's first book, I thought it would be interesting to discuss his writing experience, the challenges he encountered, and some the processes and tactics he used to get it over the line. Enjoy! -- More from Nik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Layered-Money-Dollars-Bitcoin-Currencies/dp/1736110527/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1619467256&sr=8-1 More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody. The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire
Apr 26
1 hr 18 min
Tools of Sovereignty: Seed Signer - Build Your Own Bitcoin Signing Device
In this podcast, I speak with an anonymous bitcoin hardware tinkerer, who has designed an easy to build and use bitcoin transaction signing device, using generic parts, a 3D-printed enclosure, and some open-source software.   Such projects make it easier for individuals to build their own means of interacting with the bitcoin network, further enhancing their security and sovereignty, which is what this is all about!   Enjoy!   --   More from SeedSigner:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SeedSigner WEBSITE: https://btc-hardware-solutions.square.site/ GitHub: https://github.com/SeedSigner/seedsigner  More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
Apr 21
1 hr 6 min
Michael Krieger on Bitcoin 'Pleb' Culture (and lots more)
Michael Krieger is the creator and editor of the financial, economic, political and cultural blog, libertyblitzkrieg.com. He is also a long-time proponent of bitcoin.   Michael has been highly critical of policy measures enacted during the pandemic, and has been vocal in expressing his concern regarding potential future measures that further impinge on individual rights and freedoms. He has also recently come to appreciate the 'bitcoin pleb culture', and will be collaborating with a group of passionate bitcoiners (including myself), to publish a book on the subject, hopefully out in summer 2021. This was a very broad and wide-ranging discussion on the socio-cultural dynamics at play in the world today.   Enjoy!   --   More from Michael:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LibertyBlitz WEBSITE: https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/ More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
Apr 14
2 hr 33 min
Orange-Pilled at 19, Why Bitcoin is So Important w/ Dylan LeClair
I first came across Dylan on twitter, where I had been enjoying his takes on bitcoin, economics, sovereignty, politics and related topics. This led me to reading some of his work which had been published on his blog, as well as by Bitcoin Magazine.   I later found out that he was only 20 years old, and I was fairly blown away by the sophistication of his perspective on bitcoin, and his maturity and understanding of things more broadly.   Dylan seems to have always been a bright kid, but there is no doubt that the 'orange pill' has had a powerful effect on him, so I thought it would be fun to chat with him to hear more of his story and perspective on this rapidly evolving phenomenon.   Enjoy!   --   Thank you to the BitBox02 for sponsoring the show. For 5% off their excellent bitcoin-only hardware wallet, click here: https://bit.ly/2OvfgrU   --   More from Dylan:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCization WEBSITE: https://21stparadigm.com/  More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
Apr 8
1 hr 16 min
Decentralized Grazing - Regenerative Cattle Co-ops and the Foundations of Bitcoin Citadels
Fiat money has created distorted incentives, and been the cause of a great many imbalances, and destructive trends economically, socially, and even spiritually.   Understanding this relationship, and the many insidious ways in which the effects of fiat money manifest themselves, does however take some time to see clearly.   The food industry, and in particular, sustainable, regenerative, family-led farming, is a particularly tragic casualty of our degrading and unfair system of money.   In this episode, I speak with two bitcoiners who recognize this, have felt it first hand, and who are working on a solution to turn it around.   They are using a first-principles, low time-preference approach to solving the problems of 'fiat-farming', by aligning incentives between nature, investor, and operator, to create a truly inspiring solution, that may very well serve as the foundational for the emergence of genuine Bitcoin Citadels (sovereign living).   I can't think of a podcast that has ever left me so excited, hope you enjoy it too!   --   More from my guests:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/untappedgrowth TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAndCows WEBSITE: https://untappedgrowth.com/decentralizedgrazing/  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
Apr 5
1 hr 55 min
Bitcoin and Behavior: Transformations from the Rabbit-Hole w/ @BangBitcoin
People who have fallen down the 'bitcoin rabbit-hole' often report dramatic changes to their thinking and perspective as a result of doing so, which leads to a variety of positive changes in their habits, behaviours, and lives generally.   It is such a common phenomenon, that it doesn't appear to receive that much attention amongst bitcoiners, despite how peculiar a phenomenon it is.   I happen to think that this is the MOST interesting aspect of bitcoin, because after all, what else is there other than how we act and interact?   In an effort to understand what's going on further, and showcase it to a broader audience, I've started a dedicated series to speak with people willing to share their stories of how bitcoin has motivated their transformations.   Enjoy!   --   More from BB:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BangBitcoin  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
Apr 3
1 hr 16 min
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