Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast

Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast

Firefighters explore economics, finance, & the most important monetary technology of the 21st century—Bitcoin. Why it’s important. Its future implications. How this protocol & network functions. The reason it matters within your investment portfolio.

Episodes

August 9, 2022 57 min

The extremely articulate Natalie Brunell drops by BCB for the 2nd time.

Natalie, Josh & Dan cover topics such as…

  • What the world might like without a fiat reserve currency 
  • Why dance is a full contact sport
  • Why you don’t want to be the only rich person around
  • Bitcoin as a tool for human rights 
  • How Josh & Dan plan to sneak into high profile parties we aren’t invited to at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami
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    Dan & Josh sit down with Bitcoin Magazine (Chris Alaimo and Q) to chat about a 3 part series they've recently published in Bitcoin Magazine: “Fixing Broken Fiat Plumbing: A firefighters Take on Today's Precarious Economic Mechanics and How Bitcoin Steps In As An Empowerment Tool For the Middle Class"

    In this hour they cover a number of topics both in and beyond the articles, including:

  • Currency debasement’s impact o...
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    Jason Sansone is an Orthopedic Surgeon, Bitcoin educator and proponent.  Jason is supremely relatable, a great shot, and a hell of a cook!  

    We cover:

  • Looking Glass Education
  • When will the FED Blink
  • Bitcoin as Portfolio Insurance
  • Rug n Tugs
  • Cumrocket money laundering
  • Investment Portfolio Construction
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    Prolific Bitcoin writer, thinker, and software engineer Gigi joins Josh & Dan for a 2 part, mind boggling & hilarious extravaganza.

    In Part 2, we cover:

  • Gigi's Bitcoin is Time Piece
  • POW vs POS
  • How Entropy and Thermodynamics intersect BTC
  • Why time and money are inseparable
  • Standard Vs Metric Butt Plugs
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    Prolific Bitcoin writer, thinker, and software engineer Gigi joins Josh & Dan for a 2 part, mind boggling & hilarious extravaganza.

    In Part 1, we cover:

  • Why altcoins are camouflage for BTC
  • Why BTC is morally and religiously significant
  • The nature of intersubjective value
  • The overwhelming importance of an immutable and digital bearer asset
  • Why Vitalik Buterin needs a honda lawn mower & more
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    CFA, former hedge fund manager, and macro master James Lavish joins Josh & Dan to chat about the current precarious macroeconomic landscape and Bitcoin.

    Topics Covered:

  • Japanese Yield Curve Control, What’s going on with the Yen, & what it could mean globally
  • Possible central bank tactics moving forward
  • Why James’ hockey career was cut short
  • Downside market protection and the Fed put
  • The economic predicament of the middle & ...
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    Dan & Josh speak with SeedSigner, the proprietor of the famed SeedSigner device of the same name.  

    This episode covers topics including:

  • Signing Devices
  • Seedsigner
  • Blue Canaries
  • Bitcoin Security
  • Single and Multi-Sig
  • Why YOU should custody your own Bitcoin
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    Harry Sudock, Vice President of Strategy at GRIID , joins Dan & Josh.  This was a killer conversation!  Harry has an incredible deep understanding of Bitcoin and the mining space as well as a great sense of humor!

    This episode covers topics including:

  • Current bear market
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Satoshi’s True Discovery
  • Difficulty Adjustment
  • Harry’s Honeyhole
  • Economics of Power Production/Bitcoin
  • POW vs POS
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    This week Josh & Dan speak with Whit Gibbs, founder and CEO of Compass Mining, about Bitcoin bear markets as well as all things BTC mining.

    This episode covers topics including:

  • Weathering the current bear market
  • Altcoin implosions
  • Diversifying your BTC holdings with mining exposure 
  • ROI on Bitcoin mining, including home mining
  • The state of ASIC manufacturing 
  • Jumping over fires while drunk and eating cheese
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    This episode is different than our usual weekly dialogue; it's a monologue that’s intended to explain the importance and significance of Bitcoin (starting from ground zero) in just under 45 minutes.

    The intention behind this is to create a stand alone resource that can assist in introducing Bitcoin to a newcomer, but if you’ve been exploring Bitcoin for some time, hopefully I will cover angles you may haven’t heard before and/...

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    Dan and Josh speak with Pete Rizzo and dive into a myriad of topics. Pete brings a fresh perspective on Bitcoin and its acolytes that may ruffle some feathers. Thicken up that skin and listen!

    This Episode Covers:

  • Bitcoin is not immaculate
  • Taro
  • Stablecoins
  • Lightning IS Bitcoin
  • Monetary vs Network Maximalism
  • Fiat Rapture
  • Parallels between Bitcoin and Religion
  • Hal Finney
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    In this episode Dan and Josh speak with Greg Foss and Dazbea about Looking Glass Education.  We were also able to draw some opinions about the current market out of these beautiful creatures.  

    This Episode Covers:

  • Looking Glass Education
  • Foss' Investment Strategy
  • Bond Math
  • Bitcoin Equity/ Miner plays
  • Index Funds vs. Active Management
  • Bitcoin Night Terrors
  • Nipple Rings
  • Credit SHTF indicators
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    The extremely bright CFA, equity analyst, and investor Ryan Deedy joins Josh & Dan to discuss the magnificence of both Bitcoin the asset and Bitcoin the network.

    This Episode Covers:

  • A summation of the last 100 years of economic history
  • The risks of ignoring Bitcoin
  • How technologies grow exponential on application layers 
  • Zoomed in dollar strengthening and zoomed out dollar devaluation
  • The differences between types of QE
  • Liposuction...
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    Lyn Alden joins Josh and Dan to discuss Markets and Bitcoin during this tumultuous period.

  • Bond Market's Negative Yield
  • Macro Overview
  • What Illiquidity Means
  • How to Protect Your Wealth
  • Bitcoin Decoupling
  • Gold
  • Bitcoin Volatility
  • 3 types of StableCoins and their associated risks
  • Luna Debacle
  • Empires Rise and Decline
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    Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did Podcast, joins Dan & Josh for a fun filled dialogue covering a multitude of topics, including:

  • Peter’s personal path and strategies to success
  • Why Bitcoin is almost certainly dead & can’t be resuscitated
  • The importance of knowing CPR
  • How to avoid trapping yourself in an ideology 
  • The nature of free speech
  • Vegan football clubs
  • & more!
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    Mags joins Josh and Dan for an interesting take on renewable energy, and how Bitcoin is improving the economics of these clean energy systems.   

    We Cover:

  • Energy Markets
  • POW vs POS
  • Climate Change
  • Mining Bitcoin with Hog Shit
  • Quadriga
  • Firefighting
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    Entrepreneurs Ali from Tahinis Restaurants & Kevin from All Out Parking Lots join Josh & Dan for a discussion about Bitcoin as an empowerment tool for small & medium sized businesses. 

    We Cover:

  • Proper Bitcoin etiquette
  • Absolute scarcity vs scarcity
  • Why Bitcoin is a clown sifter
  • How Costco bought all the chicken 
  • BTC the network vs BTC the asset 
  • Merchant & customer usage of the lightning network
  • Bitcoin custody for busin...
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    Josh & Dan rip with the ever knowledgable Joe Carlasare.  Lawyer by day, credit market expert by night!

    We Cover:

  • QE not inflationary, Fiscal Stimulus has been
  • Intervention needed to float traditional markets
  • Inflation
  • The Bond Market controls the FED
  • Central Banks buying Bitcoin
  • Mining at the Firehouse
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    Josh & Dan engage in a rambunctious macroeconomic & Bitcoin discussion with Chris Alaimo of the Amateur Investors Podcast.

    We Cover:

  • More about Josh & Dan's background and Bitcoin journeys
  • Why the current economic system is mathematically guaranteed to reset
  • Why Josh is the same person as Ron Swanson
  • What should be in your portfolio other than Bitcoin?
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    Maricio Di Bartolomeo & Mario Gibney from Ledn join Josh & Dan to discuss Bitcoin lending & borrowing as well as the broader economic and digital asset landscape. Ledn is a fascinating digital asset financial services company with a highly principled, Bitcoin forward perspective and a commitment to transparency.

    We talk:

  • Proof of reserves
  • Bitcoin borrowing
  • Mathematical & systematic lending 
  • Why Bitcoin is pristine coll...
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