Join CJ & Tim on a journey of discovery for the best money the world has ever known. The Bitcoin Journey Podcast is a weekly Bitcoin podcast where hosts CJ and Tim discuss the best Bitcoin articles. They cover the key points of each article and put them into context considering the wider world of Bitcoin, related technologies and economics. The podcast is intended to feel informal and entertaining while being accessible to pre-coiner‘s and a source of fresh knowledge for Maxi‘s.
In Block017, Tim & CJ discuss the state of the Bitcoin ecosystem today, the general market sentiment and how Bitcoin is viewed in the wider economy. Discussions inevitably lead to how bitcoiners should treat the dip, whether to go nonKYC when smash buying, how easy it is and other tactics to react to market crashes.
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Welcome to Block016 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss the tools and services which compliment their bitcoin stack, tools any bitcoiner should consider using! By no means experts, this discussion is designed to highlight some apps and projects that arm bitcoiners with privacy and security that you may not have heard of. It's by no means comprehensive, but they've certainly found it useful to hear ...
Welcome to Block015 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss KYC vs non-KYC methods of getting bitcoin.
And finally, they discuss is it worth it for you?
Some useful resources for this topic:
Today I Learned #3
Welcome to Block014 of The Bitcoin Journey, the third installment of the Today I Learned series. In this episode, CJ explains to Tim what BIP47 Payment Codes and PayNyms are.
They cover: - When and why to use PayNyms - How BIP47 / PayNyms work - Some caveats with using them
Now, this one doesn't go to plan...
Today I Learned #2
Welcome to Block013 of The Bitcoin Journey, the second installment of the Today I Learned series. In this episode, Tim explains what the SWIFT system is to CJ. It isn't what we originally thought!
This is a great episode, we hadn't appreciated just how SWIFT works, and it's sparked a d...
Welcome to Block012 of The Bitcoin Journey. In this episode, Tim & CJ discuss proof-of-stake, the supposed next generation of decentralised consensus (spoiler alert, it isn't).
And many more ramblings inbetween! We really enjoyed recording thi...
In Block011 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ discuss what Open Source means, how it came about and how it relates to Bitcoin.
Some of resources used/mentioned in this...
In Block010 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ explain bitcoin nodes, aimed at helping newcomers understand what a node is and why it is important to run your own.
- What is a node and how you can set one up
- Why you should run a node (and what are risks of using someone else's)
- Downsides of running a node
- Different node implementations and ease of set-up & maintenance
Nodes are a core aspect of the B...
"Cypherpunks write code. We know that someone has to write software to defend privacy, and since we can't get privacy unless we all do, we're going to write it. We publish our code so that our fellow Cypherpunks may practice and play with it. Our code is free for all to use, worldwide. We don't much care if you don't approve of the software we write. We know that software can't be destroyed and that a widely...
In Block008 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ discuss the Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto, the paper which started it all! Covering what bitcoin is, how proof-of-work works, and privacy, this discussion delves into the baiscs of bitcoin and what things have changed since the release of the whitepaper.
The discuss: - Proof-of-work, why it's superior to proof-of-stake, how bitcoin implemented it in a way that hadn't...
"When countries are forced to exchange their own currencies for dollars to buy oil, this strengthens that trading pair for that country, extending U.S. influence beyond energy markets." - Alex Gladstein
In Block007 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ discuss Alex Gladstein's article "Uncovering the Hidden Costs ofThe Petrodollar", a fantastic account of the USA manouvering to control the currency denomination o...
In Block006 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ discuss the bitcoin price over 2021. They cover:
Some of the sources mentioned:
Today I Learned 1
In Block005 of The Bitcoin Journey, Tim & CJ each share a fact on something new they learned about Bitcoin in the last week. Tim talks about some interesting developments in the Lightning Network, whilst CJ explains why there will never actually be 21 million Bitcoin.
Show notes for each section are found below. --------------------------------
TIL1 - There Will Never be 21 Million Bitcoin
Calculate the supply...
"When Satoshi announced Bitcoin on the cryptography mailing list, he got a skeptical reception at best. Cryptographers have seen too many grand schemes by clueless noobs. They tend to have a knee jerk reaction. I was more positive."
- Hal Finney
In Block004 of The Bitcoin Journey, Cj & Tim talk around a Bitcoin Talk forum post by famous early bitcoiner and cypherpunk, Hal Finney. In it, he talks about his career, the ...
"... bitcoin is financial empowerment and now some nations are beginning to recognize this. As long as enough nations not only classify bitcoin as legal, but actually embrace it, regulatory arbitrage will drive bitcoin owners and businesses to bitcoin-friendly nations."
- Nik Bhatia
In Block003 of The Bitcoin Journey, Cj & Tim discuss the points Nik Bhatia raises in his article, 3 ways El Salvador has Changed Bitcoin Fo...
Welcome to Block002 of The Bitcoin Journey.
"You don't change Bitcoin. Bitcoin changes you."
In this episode, Tim & CJ use the article "The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin", authored by Gigi, as a framework for discussing the impact Bitcoin has had on them. They cover how adopting bitcoin not only installs a sense of responsibility in the individual, but how the individual inevitably becomes respon...
Welcome to Block001 of The Bitcoin Journey. In their first full episode, CJ & Tim discuss the topics covered in Vijay Boyapati's well known article, The Bullish Case For Bitcoin, including:
Be sure to read the full article and give Vijay a follow on Twitter, via the links below.
Vijay's Twitter @re...
Welcome to Block000, the first episode of the The Bitcoin Journey. This is a short introduction to the hosts of the podcast where you can get to know CJ and Tim and how they got into bitcoin.
We will be releasing regular episodes discussing the best bitcoin related articles.
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Theme music is Good Times by Sensho
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