Untold Stories

Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto’s most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the bitcoin, crypto and web3 movements truly came to be.

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Bringing DeFi to Bitcoin with Chad Barraford an...
Chad Barraford and Erik Voorhees discuss Thorchain, ShapeShift, open source systems, the permissionless revolution, and much more
54 min
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A Celebration of Bitcoin and Sarasota with Bob ...
In this special episode of Untold Stories, Bob Williams, host of Sarasota Stories, and I discuss the early days of Bitcoin, my love for Sarasota, how to navigate the crypto winter, my passion for film production, and much more.
53 min
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Building the Web3 AWS with Jesse Berger
Jesse Berger, serial Entrepreneur/technologist, discusses PKT, Decentralized Networks, Internet Infrastructure, the Film/Entertainment Industry, and much more.
44 min
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The Gravity of Decentralization with Jesse Pollak
Jesse Pollak, Senior Director of Engineering at Coinbase, discusses Ethereum, the Merge, Smart Scaling, the gravity of Decentralization, Public Key Infrastructure, building in Bear Market, and much more.
46 min
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For the Love of Bitcoin with Courtney Warner Shrem
In this special episode of Untold Stories, celebrating our 300th episode, I am joined by the iconic Courtney Warner Shrem to how we met, the early days of Bitcoin, advice for people pursuing a career in the arts, our love for Bitcoin and crypto, persevering through tough times, the origin of Untold Stories, and much more.
43 min
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High Stakes Protocol Development with Wil Barnes
Wil Barnes, CEO, and Co-founder of Jet Protocol, discusses Jet, Solana, Ethereum, Maker DAO, the dynamics of debt markets, and much more.
47 min
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Celsius and Monetary Cycles with Simon Dixon
62 min
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The Death of Info Slaves with Shiv Malik
Shiv Malik, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Pool Foundation discusses Pool, Data, Data-opolies, Data Unions, Data Emancipation, and much more.
44 min
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Decentralization Maximalism with Pod of Jake
We discuss various topics, including Bitcoin, the early days of Bitcoin, the evolution of the Bitcoin/Crypto space, and much more.
50 min
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Finding Meaning in Crypto with Kyle Kemper
Kyle Kemper, a serial entrepreneur, discusses Bitcoin, the Crypto Community, Crypto’s Cultural Impact, Disrupting Corporate Governance, and much more.
45 min
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Lessons from the Bull Market with Michael O’Rourke
Michael O’Rourke, Founder of the Pocket Network, discusses Pocket Network, scaling Web3, incentivizing nodes, benefits of the bear market, and much more.
37 min
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Maximizing Time and Ikigai with Ben Tse
Ben Tse, the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of GenoPets, discusses GenoPets, Value Discovery, Move-to-Earn, Ikigai, and much more.
42 min
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The Early Days of Bitcoin with Jered Kenna, Jon...
A group of Bitcoin OGs which includes me, Jered Kenna, Jonathan Mohan, and Adam B. Levine, discuss a variety of topics, including our journey down the Bitcoin rabbit hole, the Early Bitcoin community, wild stories from the early days, how the space has evolved over time and much more.
38 min
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Building in a Bear Market with Bobby Zagotta
41 min
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Into the Deep Waters of Crypto Trading with 0xD...
0xDorsal, Co-founder and core contributor of Integral, discusses Integral, the evolution of DEXs, building a crypto project, and much more.
48 min
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Enabling Endogenous Trust with Eric Tung
Eric Tung, Founder and CEO of Themelio Labs, discusses the internet protocol stack, rethinking blockchain, the importance of endogenous trust, paradigm shifts, and much more.
46 min
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Accelerating Crypto Adoption with Michael Shaulov
Michael Shaoluv, CEO and co-founder of Fireblocks, discusses the importance of infrastructure, ensuring crypto’s mission, TradFi’s role in crypto, Premissioned DeFi, and much more.
41 min
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Live from Monaco! From Bitcoin OG’s to NFT’s! w...
This special episode includes a Fireside Chat with myself and Michael Terpin and a panel discussing how crypto and NFTs will disrupt the film industry.
58 min
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The Secret Sauce of NFTs with Rob Richardson
Rob Richardson, the CEO, and co-founder of Disrupt Art discusses the rise of the creator and how everyone who is building and using their imagination is a creator.
40 min
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The Evolution of Web3 with Halsey Minor
Halsey Minor, CEO of Vivid Labs, discusses the future of NFTs, the evolution of the web, why NFTs are a new form of the website, and much more.
36 min
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Bitcoin and The Age of Lies with Jeffery Tucker
Jeffery Tucker, Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute discusses Bitcoin, the socioeconomic fallout of COVID, the mental health crisis in America, the battle for freedom and liberty, and much more.
64 min
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Legally Protecting Bitcoin with Jason Brett
43 min
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The Cryptopian Craze with Laura Shin
48 min
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Cooking Up Crypto Cashflow with Dr. Julian Hosp
Dr. Julian Hosp, CEO, and Co-Founder of Cake DeFi, discusses ake DeFi, Bitcoin, preserving crypto’s culture, financial literacy, DeFi vs CeFi, and much more.
53 min
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Mortgage NFTs and the Bacon Protocol with Karl ...
54 min
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Crypto Bridges and Payment Rails with Tyler Spa...
Tyler Spalding, a Co-Founder of Flexa, discusses Flexa and AMP, the payment industry, Bitcoin, why we are still early, and much more.
47 min
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The Soul of Bitcoin with Aaron Koenig
Aaron Koenig, a Bitcoin pioneer, entrepreneur, consultant, writer and film producer specialising in Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, discusses the early days of Bitcoin, the evolving Bitcoin community, the memes of Bitcoin, the art world of Bitcoin, and much more.
53 min
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Self Sovereignty and Self Custody with Charles ...
47 min
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How to Create an Open Web with Evan Chang
44 min
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Exploring Cosmosland with Billy Rennekamp
47 min
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Bitcoin & Crypto in a Post-Zero-Interest World ...
39 min
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Bitcoin is an Institution with John deVadoss
49 min
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Finding Your Tribe with Nea Anna Simone
Nea Simone, Founder & CEO of Melanated Studios, discusses Melanated Studios, the publishing industry, NFT and Web3, the Creator Economy, finding your tribe, and much more
45 min
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Relationship mapping enabled by NFTs with Fred ...
42 min
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Bitcoin and Democratizing Real Estate with Josi...
Josip Rupena, the Founder and CEO of Milo, discusses how Milo is disrupting the mortgage and loan industry, why Bitcoin is the perfect collateral, how the loan industry works, real estate as a wealth-generating tool, and much more.
44 min
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Venture Investing in the Crypto Space with Chri...
49 min
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A Passage Into the Metaverse with Arel and Lex ...
52 min
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All Roads Lead to Bitcoin with Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, co-Founder of Stacks, discusses Bitcoin, the early days of Bitcoin, Stacks and building on Bitcoin, and much more
51 min
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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Luke Lango
50 min
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Investing in Yourself with Tom Malloy
Tom Malloy, critically acclaimed actor, writer, producer, discusses the importance of personal development, the film industry, web3 and the metaverse, and much more.
41 min
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The Future Is Green with Eric Benz
Eric Benz, serial entrepreneur, advisor, and thought leader, discusses DAOs and decentralization, the future of the crypto space, the Near Protocol, Cannadao and the cannabis industry, and much more.
35 min
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Metaverse Hopping with Witek Radomski
Witek Radomski, the CTO and co-founder of Enjin, discusses Enjin and Efinity, the evolution of the crypto space, the evolution of multimedia on the internet, the ERC-1115 standard, the importance and future of web3 and metaverse.
45 min
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Chasing Yields with Weso
Weso, Head of Strategic Partnership at Beefy Finance, discusses Beefy Finance, Yield Optimization, opportunities in DeFi, Privacy, DAOs, and much more.
43 min
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An Alternative to Physical Identities with Matt...
Matthew Gould, Founder and CEO of Unstoppable Domains, discusses Unstoppable Domains, Digital Identity, Democratizing access to Web3, Disrupting Web2, Internet Communities, and much more.
45 min
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The Cultural Impact of NFTs with Tony Marchuk
Tony Marchuk, Co-Founder of Bad Bears discusses Bad Bears, their innovative incentive model, the ERC-721 Standard, why NFTs will drive crypto adoption, bootstrapping a community, and much more.
35 min
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The Border Between DeFi and CeFi with Nuke Gold...
Nuke Goldstein, Co-Founder and CTO of Celsius Network, discusses Celsius, Bitcoin, the resiliency of peer-to-peer networks, the failure of traditional institutions, the parallel paths of disruptive technologies, the intersection between DeFi and CeFi, why this is the most excited time in history, and much more.
50 min
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Disrupting the NFT Space with Anthony Georgiades
40 min
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The Future of Streaming with Roneil Rumburg
Roneil Rumburg, Co-Founder and CEO of Audius, discusses Audius, users owned platforms and Web3, the creator economy, the applications of IPFS, Bitcoin’s role in the global monetary system, and much more
51 min
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How to be a Satoshi Nakamoto with Matthew Le Merle
Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner of Blockchain Coinvestors, discusses technological tailwinds, paradigm shifts, who is Satoshi Nakamoto, innovation, accepting change, overcoming personal challenges, and much more.
44 min
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The Fight for Financial Inclusion with Mary Bet...
Mary Beth Buchanan, an experienced legal, compliance, business executive and trusted strategic advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors, discusses the importance for regulatory clarity, how crypto empowers financial inclusion, dispelling misconceptions about crypto, understanding the mindset of prosecutors and much more
40 min
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Bitcoin’s Social Contract with Robert Breedlove
Robert Breedlove, a Bitcoin-focused entrepreneur, writer, and philosopher, discusses Bitcoin, the importance of private property, the connection between Bitcoin and Christianity, the mass psychosis throughout society, and much Bitcoin, the importance of private property, the connection between Bitcoin and Christianity, the mass psychosis plaguing society, and much more
39 min
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Crypto Narrative Drivers for 2022 with Scott Me...
Scott Melker, the Wolf of All Streets, discusses the larger market conditions, the future of NFTs, growing an audience, and best practices for aspiring crypto traders and investors.
48 min
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Innovating on Bitcoin Layers with Andreas Kohl
Andreas Kohl, Chief Business Development Officer of Mintlayer, discusses Mintlayer, Reimagining DeFi on Bitcoin, Layer-2s and Sidechains, Bitcoin’s impact on society, and much more.
41 min
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Bitcoin and the Fourth Turning with Brandon Qui...
Brandon Quittem, Head of User Acquisitions at Swan Bitcoin, discusses Swan Bitcoin, the Fourth Turning, Bitcoin as an Institution, how Bitcoin is Hope, and much more
57 min
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Bitcoin and the Global Trust Deficit with Jamil...
Jamil Hasan, the program director of the “Crypto Corner,” a weekend podcast series hosted by Irish Tech News, and I discuss I got into Bitcoin and Crypto, Bitcoin’s role on the macro-landscape, how to level up your life, disruptive technologies and much more.
39 min
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The Scarcity of Time with Brian Norton
Brian Norton, the Chief Operations Officer of MEW, discusses the growth and evolution of Ethereum and the ETH community, Proof of Stake and Layer 2 scaling solutions, Ethereum as the Cultural Asset Layer, the future is multichain, and much more.
40 min
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Paradigm Shifts and Crypto Predictions with Gra...
Graham Jenkin, CEO of CoinList, discusses CoinList, regulatory and compliance, Bitcoin, the upcoming “Orange Wave” in the midterm elections, market and societal conditions, and much more.
50 min
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Civil Liberties with Web3 with Jonathan Victor
Jonathan Victor, Protocol Labs’s NFT and Web3 Lead, discusses the future of NFTs, the growth of the crypto and web3 community, IPFS and Filecoin’s applications in Web3.0, the disruptive force of zero knowledge proofs, and much more.
40 min
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The Paradox of Search with Colin Pape
45 min
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The Power of the Meme Community with Brian Laug...
41 min
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The Own Anything Revolution with Brian Hunt
Brian Hunt, CEO of InvestorPlace, discusses wealth creation, investing, success, tokenization, and much more.
45 min
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Into... the MetaVerse with Andrew Kiguel
Andrew Kiguel, CEO and co-founder of Tokens.com, discusses MetaVerse, Web3, Tokens.com, Proof-of-Stake, and the mindset of traditional investors.
51 min
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Decentralizing the Vig with Paul Rogash
Paul Rogash, Founder and CEO of BetU, discusses BetU, the growth of the Metaverse, nomadic lifestyle, and much more
36 min
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The First Blockchain Wars with Starkerz
Starkerz, DAO member of 3Speak, a censorship-resistant video platform built on top of the Hive Network, discusses Hive, consensus models, the path to decentralization, web3 and community, and much more
54 min
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Financializing Culture and Collectibles with Ma...
Matt Kalish, President of DraftKings North America, discusses NFTs and digital collectibles, the dawn of the digital cultural renaissance, DraftKings and Entrepreneurship, sports, and pop culture. We begin our conversation by discussing the NFTs and community building
41 min
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True Price Discovery with Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO of Freelance Labs, builders of Braintrust, discusses the evolution of marketplaces on the web, Braintrust, Web2.0 vs Web3.0 Networks, supply-demand dynamics, communities/ownership, and much more.
43 min
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Tampa: The Next Bitcoin Mecca with Gabe Higgins
Gabe Higgins the Co-founder and Managing Director of BlockSpaces, discusses the Tampa Bitcoin/crypto community, BlockSpaces, and Enterprise adoption, Web3 and the Metaverse, Bitcoin, and much more
25 min
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What's after Layer-1s? with Mitja Goroshevsky
Mitja Goroshevsky CTO of TON Labs, discusses Free TON and Ton Labs, unlocking the power of DeFi, scaling blockchains, decentralization, and much more.
39 min
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Smart Cities: DAOs and Data Transparency with D...
Dave Connor, a DAO member at API3, discusses API3 and decentralized oracles, Smart Cities, DAOs, real-world examples of decentralizing data, and much more.
38 min
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The scarcest asset is exceptional people with V...
Vinny Lingham, prolific venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and thought leader, discusses exceptionalism and investing fundamentals, why DAO's will eat the world, the cultural significance of NFTs and the Digital Renaissance, and much more
47 min
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Decentralized Data Almanac with Nicholas Fett
Nicholas Fett CTO of Tellor discusses Tellor, decentralized oracles, the importance of data, the rising cost of goods, how the CFTC works, and much more
32 min
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Privacy-Preserving Systems with Dan Doney
Dan Doney, the CEO of Securrency, discusses Securrency, regulatory compliance and building financial infrastructure, anonymity vs privacy, tokenizing cash flows, and much more.
41 min
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The Last Fiat Domino with Mauricio di Bartolomeo
51 min
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Why Bet on Missionary Founders with Han Kao
Han Kao, the CEO of Sanctor Capital, discusses Sanctor Capital, going from 0 to 1 as a startup, EVR Nightclub, sensible regulation, and Bitcoin and inflation
36 min
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Blockchain Singularity with Dominic Williams
Dominic Williams the CEO and chief scientist of DFINITY, the company behind the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP), DFINITY and ICP, optimizing systems for decentralization, smart contracts and new tools of truth, and much more.
60 min
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The Everything Bubble with Lou Kerner
Lou Kerner, a Partner at Flight VC where he manages the Israeli Founders Syndicate on AngelList, discusses the importance of crypto, Crypto Mondays, Kerner's Law and DAOs, GameFi, the Everything Bubble, and much more.
35 min
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A Multi-Chain Future with Brandon Millman
Brandon Millman, Co-founder and CEO of Phantom, Solana's premier wallet, discusses Phantom, Phantom's exponential growth, multi-chain world, and much more
34 min
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The Looming Censorship War with Jan Capek
Jan Capek, Co-founder and co-CEO of Braiins, discusses Braiins and Slush's history of innovating in the mining industry, scaling a Bitcoin mining company, the impact of ASICs, decentralizing the Bitcoin Network, and much more.
43 min
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The Retail Mining Renaissance with John Stefano...
John Stefanopoulos, CEO and Founder FutureBit, discusses the mining industry, the importance of non-industrial mining, decentralizing the hash rate, and much more.
35 min
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Solving the Global Trust Deficit with Jahon Jamali
Jahon Jamali, the Chief Marketing Officer at Sarson Funds, discusses the philosophical principles underpinning Bitcoin, solving the global trust deficit, democratization of financial knowledge, and much more.
41 min
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The Money Network with Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Blockchain Investment Group, discusses Bitcoin, the path to decentralization, digital networks, sovereignty, and much more
41 min
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The Golden Ratio and Aging Gracefully with Dr. ...
Dr. Adam Scheiner, a world-renowned Laser Eyelid and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, discussed true beauty, Bitcoin, the importance of the psycho-social relationship, how to stay youthful, and much more.
41 min
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Paving the Path to Decentralization with Mike C...
Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry, mining vs buying spot, mining infrastructure, the evolution of ASICs and the institutionalization of the Bitcoin mining space and much more.
45 min
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An Introduction to Web3.0 with Donald Bullers
Donald Bullers, the founder of Tuum Technology, discusses Tuum Technology, Elastos, the future of digital identities, building infrastructure for Web3.0, and much more
39 min
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Why people buy Bitcoin with Phil Geiger
Phil Geiger, the managing director of concierge services at Unchained Capital, discusses how Unchained Capital is building tools to empower Bitcoiners, why Bitcoin is the perfect money, the Cantillon Effect, why Central Banking is unAmerican, and much more.
44 min
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The Golden Age of Bitcoin Mining with Jason Les
Jason Les, CEO of Riot Blockchains, discusses why we may be in a Golden Age of Bitcoin mining, how Bitcoin mining can help stabilize the energy grid and the future of Bitcoin mining
39 min
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The Evolution of DeFi with Scott Stuart
Scott Stuart, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs the team behind Kava and the Kava ecosystem, discusses Kava and the Kava ecosystem, the evolution of DeFi, the importance of security, and more.
50 min
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The Mythology of Bitcoin with Alex Thorn
Alex Thorn, Head of Firmwide Research at Galaxy Digital discusses the grading and cataloging of blockchains and protocols, the path to decentralization, the importance of Bitcoin, and much more
41 min
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Bitcoin Ossified? The Sound Money Debate with J...
Jeff Garzik, Chief Designer and Co-Founder of Vesper Finance, discusses Bitcoin's role within the broader crypto ecosystem, where innovation is headed in the space, regulation, and much more.
43 min
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Folding into Financial Freedom with Will Reeves
Will Reeves, Founder and CEO of Fold, discusses Fold, Bitcoin and financial agency, product design, and much more.
51 min
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The Game Theory of Crypto with Fernando Martinelli
Fernando Martinelli, Co-Founder and CEO of Balancer Labs, discusses Balancer, DeFi’s exponential growth, Ethereum/EIP-1559 and much more.
41 min
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Becoming Anti-Fragile with Aaron Gooding
Aaron Gooding, Founder and CEO of F.I.T. CONCEPTS, discusses the importance of accountability, how to overcome adversity, the impact of COVID on society, and much more.
58 min
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Mining & the Global Hashrate Debate with Ryan C...
Ryan Condron, CEO and Co-Founder of Titan, discusses the evolution of the mining space, Titan, Coinwarz and the early days of Bitcoin mining, and much more.
48 min
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Bitcoin City with Jackson Tennessee Mayor Scott...
Scott Conger, Mayor of Jackson, discusses the latest infrastructure bill and the possible implications on the crypto industry, the importance of local politics, and Bitcoin.
48 min
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Cypherpunks, Smart Contracts and Life Advice wi...
Dean Tribble, Agoric CEO, discusses Agoric, the history of smart contracts, why Javascript is an ideal smart contracting language and who satoshi could be.
46 min
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Beyond The Base Layer? A deep drive with Joseph...
Joseph Weinberg, Chairman of Shyft, discusses compliance and regulation and the development of networks/social consensus layers within society.
34 min
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Building Generational Wealth with Luke Lango
Luke Lango, Senior Investment Analyst at InvestorPlace, discusses how to approach long term value investing to generate outsized returns and generational wealth
44 min
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The Users and Abusers of Blockchains with Steve...
Steve Gregory, CEO of Currency.com, discusses a wide range of topics including the regulatory nuances of digital assets domestically and abroad, DeFi, and the growth of industry.
31 min
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The Harmony of Decentralization with Stephen Tse
Stephen Tse, Founder of Harmony, discusses Harmony's role in the crypto-ecosystem, Harmony's Effective Proof-of-Stake, DAOs, Decentralization and much more.
33 min
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Stablecoins & The Importance of Sovereign Money...
Oliver Gale, Serial Entrepreneur and CBDC Pioneer, discusses the banking system, the need for sovereign money, building tools of freedom for central banks, and much more.
60 min