Coin Stories with Natalie Brunell

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Journalist and educator Natalie Brunell shares one-on-one interviews with Bitcoin, macroeconomic and political thought leaders. Whether you're eager to start learning about Bitcoin, or already follow the world of cryptocurrency and its pioneers, this show has something for you to HODL. Join us every month and connect with us at Natalie@talkingbitcoin.com. Copyright 2022.

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D++: Understanding Bitcoin Mining Simply
39:52
D++ is a computer engineer, coding professor, entrepreneur, and #Bitcoin educator known for her work in pioneering PLEBNET, a community dedicated to furthering Bitcoin's Lightning Network adoption worldwide. She also recently started corporate Bitcoin education company Cypher Institute. Follow her at www.twitter.com/D_plus_plus REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine  to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023 

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https://www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees. You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell 

***

Fold is the best Bitcoin rewards debit card and shopping app in the world! 

Earn Bitcoin on everything you purchase with the Fold's Bitcoin cashback debit card and spin the Daily Wheel to earn free Bitcoin. Head to https://www.foldapp.com/natalie  for 5,000 in free sats!

#bitcoin #cryptocurrency #inflation

Timecodes:

00:00 Promo codes

01:58 Explaining the meaning behind D++ 

04:41 What is C++?

05:12 Always interested in computer science?

05:42 Discovering BTC

06:16 Understanding Bitcoin mining

06:48 Simplest explanation of Bitcoin mining

07:38 Hashing operations

10:52 SHA-256

13:15 Same input will yield same output

14:53 SHA-256 demonstration

17:02 Bitcoin mining and blockchain demonstration

18:47 What is a nonce?

22:00 BTC mining computers aren't solving cryptographic puzzles

23:50 Finding the nonce

26:46 iTrustCapital break

27:34 Fold app break

28:07 Difficulty target adjustment and importance

30:04 Difficulty target is like a bicycle lock

32:08 Miners and nodes

33:17 Why is understanding BTC intimidating?

34:01 Why is the Bitcoin network rock solid?

34:47 Energy consumption

36:39 Mining pools

38:12 Threats to Bitcoin?

38:31 Cypher Institute: corporate Bitcoin education

May 19, 2022
Michael Saylor on Bitcoin Volatility, Terra/Luna Meltdown, Market Selloff and more
01:27:00
Michael Saylor is an American entrepreneur, executive, inventor, author, and philanthropist. He is the Chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a publicly traded business intelligence firm he founded in 1989. Michael is an advocate for the Bitcoin Standard www.hope.com and is the first CEO of a publicly listed company to make a long-term investment in Bitcoin. He founded and serves as the trustee for the Saylor Academy www.saylor.org a non-profit organization that provides free education to nearly one million students. REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to the @Bitcoin Magazine  page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https://www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

 ***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees. You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

***

Fold is the best Bitcoin rewards debit card and shopping app in the world! 

Earn Bitcoin on everything you purchase with the Fold's Bitcoin cashback debit card and spin the Daily Wheel to earn free Bitcoin. Head to https://www.foldapp.com/natalie for 5,000 in free sats!

#bitcoin #cryptocurrency #inflation

Timecodes:

00:00 Promo codes

01:59 Reaction to markets

11:25 Inflationary environment

17:24 Supply of currency will continue to expand

24:20 Biggest surprise over last 2 years

24:55 MicroStrategy's Bitcoin strategy

27:26 Debt vs. leverage buying BTC

40:21 Betting against MicroStrategy

45:07 Luna and Terra meltdown

49:00 SEC regulation, spot ETF

52:48 Why approve futures but not spot?

53:39 iTrustCapital break

54:28 Fold app break

55:07 How do we get to $1m BTC

1:05:50 What's the world like under Bitcoin Standard?

1:14:21 Will BTC regulate wealth concentration?

1:16:58 How has Bitcoin changed Michael Saylor?

1:19:10 Mike Novagratz's Luna tattoo, final thoughts

May 12, 2022
Alyse Killeen: Bitcoin for Financial Inclusion
54:30

Alyse Killeen is the founding Managing Partner of Bitcoin VC firm Stillmark. In BTC since 2013, Alyse is the Past President of the BitGive Foundation, Bitcoin’s first 501(c)(3) non-profit. The San Francisco Bay Area native also mentors at Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, Alchemist Accelerator, and NYFTL by the Partnership Fund for NYC and Springboard Enterprises. Reach out to Alyse at https://www.stillmark.com

REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to the  @Bitcoin Magazine  page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023 

***

Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https://www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees. You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell 

***

Fold is the best Bitcoin rewards debit card and shopping app in the world! Earn Bitcoin on everything you purchase with the Fold's Bitcoin cashback debit card and spin the Daily Wheel to earn free Bitcoin. Head to https://www.foldapp.com/natalie for 5,000 free sats!

#bitcoin #cryptocurrency #inflation

 

Timecodes:

00:00 Promo codes

01:59 Growing up in SF Bay Area

04:35 Childhood dreams: science, research & statistics

05:25 Studying psychology

06:04 Interest in health, first responders

07:09 Traumatic stress response

08:27 Finding peace in health

10:17 Pivoting to venture capital

12:26 How does VC work?

14:54 Valuating companies

17:31 Where does the capital come from?

19:29 Learning about Bitcoin early on

23:02 Financial inclusion

24:36 Dignity and freedom through commerce

25:30 iTrustCapital break

26:18 Fold app break

26:51 Building Bitcoin VC firm Stillmark 

29:47 Token investing

32:41 Investment growth in BTC space

35:13 Taro integrating fiat with Bitcoin over Lightning Network

37:19 Stablecoins vs. Bitcoin adoption and growth

38:57 Institutions coming into Bitcoin

40:37 Economic environment and BTC price

43:01 Bitcoin not on Stillmark's balance sheet

44:50 Pink Frog Games (Candy Crush) utilizing Bitcoin & Lightning

48:11 Backing decision makers, supporting founders

50:59 Advice for a young Alyse getting into VC

52:26 Bitcoin in the future

52:59 Pitches don't have to be perfect

May 11, 2022
Zuby: Bitcoin Battle and the Need for Hope
01:21:22
Zuby is an independent rapper, author, host of “Real Talk with Zuby,” life & fitness coach, public speaker and creative entrepreneur. He was born in England, raised in Saudi Arabia, and is a graduate of Oxford University. https://www.zubymusic.com/podcast

REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine 's page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023

***

Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https://www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

***

Fold is the bitcoin rewards debit card and bitcoin-back shopping app. 

Earn bitcoin on everything with the Fold bitcoin cashback debit card. 

https://www.foldapp.com/natalie

Timecodes:

00:00 Promo Codes

01:59 Intro

02:17 Born in London, raised in Saudi Arabia

07:17 2011 left full-time job to become full-time rapper

07:58 Hip-hop influences

11:18 Dad was a doctor, mom was a journalist

12:15 Parents supportive of the path to rap?

13:55 Saudi Arabia misconceptions

24:52 Relationship with money growing up

28:43 Journey to computer science

31:30 Early understanding of Bitcoin

33:05 iTrustCapital break

33:53 Fold break

34:25 Path to Bitcoin

37:52 "No turning back" after leaving job

39:12 Going in on BTC

42:14 Why the strong belief in Bitcoin?

45:25 What shifted in 2018 and 2019?

49:50 Going viral in 2019

52:15 Follower growth, COVID views, mask mandates

58:03 Being called "right wing"

1:06:08 How Bitcoin can fix the world

1:12:09 Future of BTC

1:18:17 What drives Zuby?

1:19:41 Advice to young Zuby

May 03, 2022
Bitcoin for Kiddos (and Beginner Adults)
14:54
Bitcoin for Kiddos is the perfect beginner book on Bitcoin! You can start the conversation with family and friends through a fun story of Bitcoin's history. Get a glimpse of why Bitcoin's adoption is spreading around the world at record speed.

Perfect for kids, adults OR Financial Advisors... It's also a great way to "Orange Pill" friends that keep saying, "I'm just waiting until the next big dip."

Buy the book here: https://bitcoinforkiddos.com 

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REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine 's page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023

***

Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https//www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Apr 28, 2022
Justin Rezvani: A Bitcoin Social Network Built On Unapologetic Freedom
51:47
Justin Rezvani is a first generation American entrepreneur, explorer, and 2017 Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He began his professional career at the Walt Disney Company. In 2013, at 25 years of age, he founded theAmplify a platform that creates large-scale native advertising campaigns for brands on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Creating one of the worlds first influencer platforms, with no outside investment or funding, Rezvani bootstrapped theAmplify and the company was cash flow positive within six weeks. The impressive executive team that Rezvani assembled allowed the company to successfully expand to become a profitable 8 figure business in 2 years with clientele across all business verticals. Rezvani was an internal marketing advisor to Ford, Lions Gate, Pepsi, Unilever, COTY and Campbell’s during his time as CEO. Crafting some of the most iconic influencer campaigns in the world. In April 2016, theAmplify was acquired by The Brandtech Group. In early 2018, Rezvani left his role at theAmplify and in 2020 began developed on Zion. Zion is the social network built on bitcoin. Founded in 2020, Zion is the next generation of social media that facilitates the free and open flow of content and payments between creative people and their audiences. Free of censorship, Zion is a network for creative people to pursue what they love, and share their passion with the world. Zion makes a better world with trusted social media Rezvani has been a notable keynote speaker at global marketing events such as Cannes Lions festival, The Bitcoin Conference, CES, The CMO Club, StreamCon, Playlist Live, the AAF and has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, INC, AdWeek, AdAge, Business Insider, LA Times and The Los Angeles Business Journal. Rezvani received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing Management and Advertising from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he was named student of the year in both 2010 and 2011. His new book, Unapologetic Freedom, is available at https://www.unapologeticfreedombook.com/. REFERRAL LINKS: Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine 's page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023 *** Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https//www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up. *** With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell
Apr 21, 2022
Anita Posch: Bitcoin for Fairness in Developing Nations
20:38
Anita Posch is a Bitcoin advocate, educator, podcaster, author and the founder of Bitcoin for Fairness: https://bffbtc.org/. 

Her goal is to bring Bitcoin to billions through her educational work.

 

You can follow Anita at https://twitter.com/anitaposch.

 

REFERRAL LINKS:

Coin Stories is powered by BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in April 2023. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine 's page to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: https://b.tc/conference/2023

***

Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world.

Visit https//www.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Apr 21, 2022
Live from Miami: Adam Back on Bitcoin's History, Satoshi, Blockstream and More
01:00:31
Adam Back is the co-founder and CEO of Blockstream. The world-renowned cryptographer invented Hashcash in 1997, which eventually served as the foundation for Bitcoin mining. His work is referenced in Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin white paper.

 

You can follow Adam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/adam3us 

 

Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2023 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 8-10, 2023. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference/2023 and use code COINSTORIES

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. 

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Apr 15, 2022
JP Sears: Bitcoin is Freedom
01:13:22
JP Sears is a comedian, YouTuber, podcast host, businessman and life coach, who stands for "free speech and fun," encouraging people to "free themselves from fear." 

For more information on JP, his videos, new book and his comedy tour visit: awakenwithjp.com. 

Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2022 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 6-9, 2022. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference and use code COINSTORIES

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. 

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Apr 06, 2022
Bitcoin and the UnCommunist Manifesto with Mark Moss & Aleks Svetski
49:26
The UnCommunist Manifesto by Aleks Svetski and Mark Moss:

"Our goal was to change the axis of the “struggle." We wrote this book in the hopes it will be used as a central text in the struggle between Individual sovereignty and collective coercion we’re seeing so evidently around us today.

We emulated the format and length of the Communist Manifesto but re-wrote it to remind people to reach upward and become better versions of themselves, as opposed to classifying them into static groups and validating their desire to bring others down to their level.

Our longer-term hope is that this text can be a beacon of hope, sanity, and sense in a world being swallowed up by the envy inherently justified by Marxist doctrine."

Link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uncommunist/uncommunist-manifesto-fixing-what-the-original-got-wrong?ref=user_menu

Sponsors and Referral links:

Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2022 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 6-9, 2022. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference and use code COINSTORIES

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. 

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Apr 01, 2022
Jack Mallers: Bitcoin is Peak Humanity
01:24:29

Jack Mallers is the founder and CEO of Strike, a mobile payment application using the Bitcoin blockchain to send and receive money. In 2021 he helped lead El Salvador’s adoption of BTC as legal tender, and started the Pay Me in Bitcoin campaign. 

Sponsors and Referral links:

Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2022 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 6-9, 2022. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference and use code COINSTORIES

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. 

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Mar 31, 2022
Samson Mow: Bitcoin City's Future Mayor?
01:00:31

This week’s guest is Samson Mow.

We discuss:

- His origin story

- El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin

- President Bukele

- Volcano Bonds

- Nation State Adoption

- Threats to Bitcoin

Samson Mow recently left his post as CSO at Blockstream in order to focus full time on nation state Bitcoin adoption. 

He spent five years with Adam Back at Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems. Samson also founded Pixelmatic in 2011 to create engaging games that are truly social and encourage new connections to be made.

Sponsors and Referral links:

Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2022 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 6-9, 2022. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference and use code COINSTORIES

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

***

With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA.

IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The process of signing up with iTrustCapital is really easy, and the service is awesome. The platform has a dedicated client experience team, and you can tell that they really care about helping.

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either.

An important thing to consider in the crypto space is security. iTrustCapital happens to be best-in-class for security, as they have partnered with Coinbase Custody keep all their crypto assets in institutional storage.

If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell 

Mar 25, 2022
Why Bitcoin Over Altcoins featuring BTC All Stars
01:01:10

In this Special Episode of Coin Stories I wanted to explore why some of Bitcoin's all-stars and most knowledgeable leaders have conviction in Bitcoin over other cryptocurrencies. 

This week’s guests:

-Preston Pysh

-Robert Breedlove

-Mark Moss

-Alex Gladstein

-Aleks Svetski

-Cory Klippsten

-Max Keiser

Bios:

Robert Breedlove is the Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a global Bitcoin-focused hedge fund and consultancy firm. He is a freedom maximalist, a philosopher, writer, and podcaster eager to spread the message that Bitcoin is Honest Money.

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. He is an advocate for Bitcoin as a tool for freedom and human rights, and writes thought-provoking articles on how Bitcoin transforms lives.

Max Keiser is a podcaster and revered by some as the High Priest of Bitcoin. He’s been on a mission since 2011 to Orange Pill the world so countries, companies and people can mine and hoard Bitcoin to escape the despair of fiat money inflation and the impracticality of gold as a store of value. 

Cory Klippsten is CEO of SwanBitcoin.com. He also serves as an advisor to Riot Blockchain, Unchained Capital, and Bitcoin Venture Fund, and is a partner in Bitcoiner Ventures. As an advisor he has supported more than $250M of fundraising since 2016, and as an angel has funded 20+ early stage startups.

Mark Moss is a professional investor, and host of the Market Disruptors YouTube channel and podcast. He is a startup and growth expert, helping six companies to reach seven figures in their first year, and leading businesses to the Fortune 500 promise land.

Preston Pysh hosts one of the top-ranked investing podcasts on Apple Podcasts, We Study Billionaires. He's written numerous books on investing and leadership and has been ranked as a top 35 business author on Amazon. Preston also provides independent research of the stock market and central banking policy. 

Aleks Svetski is a writer, entrepreneur, advisor and a member of The Remnant. Svetski is also a Co-founder of Amber, a digital currency exchange, wallet and round up app.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The process of signing up with iTrustCapital is really easy, and the service is awesome. The platform has a dedicated client experience team, and you can tell that they really care about helping.

 

The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees.You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. An important thing to consider in the crypto space is security. iTrustCapital happens to be best-in-class for security, as they have partnered with Coinbase Custody to keep all their crypto assets in institutional storage.

The platform also offers a growing list of over 25 different cryptocurrencies to invest in, with more being added all the time, so it’s easy to diversify your portfolio.

With a new mobile app that allows clients to trade whenever they want, iTrustCapital has really earned its place in the market, being voted Best Crypto Investment Platform in the US. As a special tip for my viewers, if you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell.

Mar 18, 2022
Henrik Zeberg: A Rally in Bitcoin & Equities Before Deflationary Bust?
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This week’s guest is Macro Economist, Chartist, Elliott Wave practitioner Henrik Zeberg.

We discuss:

- Financial Markets

- Deflationary Bust forecast

- Bitcoin

- Inflation

- Russia and Ukraine Crisis

Henrik Zeberg is the cofounder of TheZebergReport.  TheZebergReport aspires to provide a sane voice in a financial world cluttered with ad hoc understanding of Macro and Economy.

Zeberg bases his analyses and forecasts on proce structures - short- and long-term and cross-market analyses.

The above approach has led Zeberg to forecast a major Deflationary Bust, which will commence later this year. Greatest crash since 1929.

Zeberg is a Bitcoin Bull until top in equities, but feels it will decline with risk assets until Fed unleashes everything to continue Financial Repression.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The process of signing up with iTrustCapital is really easy, and the service is awesome. The platform has a dedicated client experience team, and you can tell that they really care about helping. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees. You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. An important thing to consider in the crypto space is security. iTrustCapital happens to be best-in-class for security, as they have partnered with Coinbase Custody keep all their crypto assets in institutional storage. The platform also offers a growing list of over 25 different cryptocurrencies to invest in, with more being added all the time, so it’s easy to diversify your portfolio. With a new mobile app that allows clients to trade whenever they want, iTrustCapital has really earned its place in the market, being voted Best Crypto Investment Platform in the US. As a special tip for my viewers, if you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. https://itrust.capital/nataliebrunell

Approximate Timecodes:

00:00 Intro & Promo Codes 02:17 Henrik intro 03:07 Early life in Denmark 05:08 Studying economics in Copenhagen 06:13 Keynesian vs Austrian economics 07:28 Early image of the US 08:42 Visiting US 09:40 Growing up wanting to be rich? 13:45 Money system manipulation 17:18 Financial polarization 18:39 Deflationary bust coming? 22:41 Bust will happen in 2022 27:05 Triggering melt-up 30:02 What does deflationary bust look like? 32:11 Life during the bust 34:17 iTrustCapital Break 35:15 Bullish on Bitcoin 40:14 China & Russia vs US dollar 45:33 First hearing about BTC 46:04 Investing in Bitcoin 46:34 US dollar no longer global reserve currency? 51:19 Decentralization 52:49 Preparing for deflationary bust 56:36 Why can't politicians admit mistakes? 57:32 Ukraine joining NATO? 59:13 Hopeful about the future? 1:01:32 Bust creating opportunities

Mar 09, 2022
SPECIAL EPISODE: Russia-Ukraine War - Don't Trust, Verify with Jeet Sidhu
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Jeet Sidhu is a fintech executive, former leveraged finance investor, and Bitcoin twitter enthusiast (@jeetsidhu_). In his free time he runs a Tik Tok on financial history(@thebitcoinfiles).

After requesting knowledgable sources on the Russia-Ukraine war on Twitter, many in the Bitcoin space urged me to reach out to Sidhu, who has been tweeting updates on the conflict and threads with compelling data, articles, videos and photos.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Feb 28, 2022
Crypto Kaleo: Trading Alts to Stack More Bitcoin
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This week's guest is Crypto Kaleo.

We discuss:

- His inspiring origin story

- Overcoming financial ups and downs

- Becoming a successful trader

- Serving God through his work

- Alts vs. Bitcoin

- Price/volatility predictions

Crypto Kaleo is a popular crypto trader and analyst with a sizable following on Twitter. He’s a co-founder of LedgArt — an entity whose work includes finance-inspired NFTs.

You can follow Kaleo on Twitter at @CryptoKaleo.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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With SoFi’s all-in-one platform, you can save, spend, earn, borrow and invest. Buy stocks and ETFs, open an automated portfolio, or (my favorite part) start accumulating Bitcoin —all with no account minimums, and zero commissions on trades. Whether you’re new to the world of Bitcoin, or you’ve been Dollar Cost Averaging or trading for years, SoFi has something for everyone. Go to sofi.com/natalie to sign up for a SoFi active invest account, and you can win up to $1,000.

Feb 21, 2022
Sven Henrich: The Debt Bubble and Bitcoin (R)Evolution
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This week's Coin Stories features Market Strategist Sven Henrich.

We discussed:

- Sven's origin story

- Sven's journey to becoming bullish on Bitcoin

- America's historic debt

- Market volatility

- Inflation

- The Fed's credibility

- Will there be a significant crash?

Sven is the lead market strategist for NorthmanTrader, publisher of the Daily Market Brief, host of NorthmanTrader’s Straight Talk Podcast, and a highly respected technical analyst and commentator about markets & the macro economic environment. He is a frequent contributor to CNBC, CNN Business and MarketWatch.

You can follow Sven on Twitter at @NorthmanTrader

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $10 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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With SoFi’s all-in-one platform, you can save, spend, earn, borrow and invest. Buy stocks and ETFs, open an automated portfolio, or (my favorite part) start accumulating Bitcoin —all with no account minimums, and zero commissions on trades. Whether you’re new to the world of Bitcoin, or you’ve been Dollar Cost Averaging or trading for years, SoFi has something for everyone. Go to sofi.com/natalie to sign up for a SoFi active invest account, and you can win up to $1,000.

Feb 14, 2022
Special Episode - Will the Everything Bubble Pop? David Hunter Forecasts So.
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In this special episode, Natalie Brunell chats one-on-one with David Hunter, a macro strategist with more than 40 years on Wall Street.

Hunter is the chief strategist at Contrarian Macro Advisors and he is well known for predicting that we are going to see a final "melt up" stage of the market cycle before a historic crash that rivals 1929.

Hunter said after the January correction in equities we are poised for a euphoric melt up as the Fed is unable to tighten the economy, but that historic rally will end in a massive bust.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

Feb 08, 2022
Dylan LeClair: Diving Deep Into Bitcoin Macro
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Dylan LeClair is the head of market research for Bitcoin Magazine and one of the industry's leading on-chain metrics experts and market analysts. He is a 20-year-old with a passion for Bitcoin and macroeconomics. Dylan is also a Senior Research Analyst at UTXO Management and operates a consulting business, 21st Paradigm, which aims to assist businesses and individuals to incorporate Bitcoin into their capital allocation and business strategy.

Subscribe to Dylan's newsletter, The Deep Dive: deepdivebtc.substack.com/welcome

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

Feb 01, 2022
Dennis Porter: Bitcoin As Legal Tender in U.S.? Arizona & Texas Hope So + Biden's Executive Action
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Dennis is the host of Smart People Sh*t. Dennis is a political activist focused on defending bitcoin infrastructure + industry in the USA through public policy activism and advocacy. Dennis also spends time turning his home town of Portland, Oregon into a bitcoin hub.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Jan 29, 2022
Mark Moss: Bitcoin's Short Term Price is a Distraction
01:04:44

This week's Coin Stories features Investor and Host Mark Moss

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Bio sourced from LinkedIn.com:

Mark is a professional investor, and host of the Market Disruptors YouTube channel and podcast. He is a startup and growth expert, helping six companies to reach seven figures in their first year, and leading businesses to the Fortune 500 promise land. Mark says he uses his well-rounded experience in multiple investing areas to research history and make predictions, leading to profits in business, real estate, gold and silver, oil, gas, securities, bonds, Bitcoin and blockchain.

You can follow Mark on Twitter at @1MarkMoss

Jan 24, 2022
Greg Foss: Bitcoin, Bonds and the Line We Crossed with Debt
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This week's Coin Stories features Bitcoin Strategist Greg Foss

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Bio sourced from LinkedIn.com:

Greg is a self-proclaimed Bitcoin enthusiast and realist. He has spent 32 years in high-yield credit trading and analysis as a portfolio manager and trader, and is currently the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Validus Power Corp in Toronto.

You can follow Greg on Twitter at @FossGregfoss

Jan 17, 2022
Bonus - Ross Gerber: The Next step for Bitcoin is Institutionalization
01:07:38

This week's Coin Stories features Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management President and CEO Ross Gerber

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

 

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Bio sourced from GerberKawasaki.com:

Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross oversees Gerber Kawasaki's corporate and investment management operations as well as serves individual clients. Ross has become one of the most influential investors on social and traditional media. His investment ideas and advice have made him a regular in global business news as well on many of the most popular podcasts.

Ross and the Gerber Kawasaki team oversee $1.8 billion of investments as of 2/22/21 focused on technology, electric vehicles, consumer, media, and entertainment companies for clients and the firm. Gerber Kawasaki is a leader in Fintech innovation leveraging technology and social media to work with a large diverse client base providing financial advice in scale. GK has grown to over 7500 clients and was listed in 2020 as one of the fastest-growing companies in Los Angeles according to the LABJ. GK received several Diversity and Inclusion Awards in 2020 within the financial industry and prides itself in representing the community.

You can follow Ross on Twitter at @GerberKawasaki

Jan 12, 2022
Hong Fang: Bitcoin and Earning Value You Can Rely On
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This week's Coin Stories features Okcoin CEO Hong Fang

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Hong Fang is the CEO of Okcoin, a global, US-licensed cryptocurrency platform serving 190+ countries — the largest reach of any US-based exchange. Having experienced the opening of China’s economy, Hong worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade, driven by her passion for free markets. She left Wall Street for cryptocurrency after realizing digital assets offer the financial inclusion that traditional finance only claims to. Hong joined Okcoin in 2019 after making a growth equity investment in the company, and has since overseen the company’s rapid growth. She holds an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

You can follow Hong on Twitter at @hfangca

Timecodes:

00:00 Intro and promo codes

02:26 Hong upbringing

03:48 Hong's Chinese parents

04:38 Understanding money in China

05:26 Applying to school in the US

07:32 Chinese vs. American value systems

08:39 Business school

11:14 Chinese vs. American monetary systems

14:06 First job on Wall Street

15:10 Interest in cryptocurrency

17:10 Was Hong for or against bailouts?

18:32 Satoshi's Bitcoin white paper

20:22 Hong's transition from Goldman Sachs to cryptocurrency world

26:33 Investing in making a difference

31:23 Hong's rise to CEO of OKcoin

38:48 Hong's family's reaction to her career

40:15 Becoming first female global exchange CEO

43:12 OKcoin's culture and diversity

53:26 Hong's take on various coins and cryptocurrencies

58:17 Why does Hong believe in Bitcoin?

1:00:42 What would Hong tell her younger self?

Jan 05, 2022
BONUS - Doug Boneparth: Millennials, Money & Bitcoin
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This week's Coin Stories features Financial Advisor and Bone Fide Wealth Founder Doug Boneparth

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Bio sourced from BonefideWealth.com:

For more than a decade, Douglas A. Boneparth has helped his clients negotiate sales of businesses; establish legacies for future generations; purchase new homes; pay off debt and achieve financial independence. But while servicing the needs of his diverse book of business, he noticed a gaping hole in the financial services industry: financial planning and advice for Millennials, his peers. So while everyone else was chasing old money to invest, Douglas started finding young people to invest in.

With a passion to improve the financial lives of those around him, Douglas founded Bone Fide Wealth, a firm dedicated to providing both effective and relatable advice to the city’s hardest working young professionals. Through his personal experiences with student debt, higher education, career development, professional achievement and entrepreneurship, Douglas shares a perspective that very few financial advisors in the industry can. Douglas then draws upon the real life examples of his firm’s clientele, offering financial solutions that are as creative as they are practical.

You can follow Doug on Twitter at @DougBoneparth

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Timecodes:

00:00 Intro and Discount Promos

1:54 Doug background and upbringing

4:36 Early lessons learned about money

6:21 Becoming a financial planner

9:37 Working and living at home after college

13:40 Chasing dreams in NYC

17:45 Lessons from ’08 Financial Crisis

20:45 Focusing on Millennials

26:18 Top performing Millennials 

30:03 Why do we need financial planners?

33:58 Biggest mistake Millennials make

35:30 Looking at your financial behavior

37:52 Discovering Bitcoin

40:41 Post mining Bitcoin

42:34 Bitcoin rabbit hole & Investing

48:56 Bitcoin allocation

52:21 Can BTC be Global Reserve Asset?

53:40 Will the market crash?

56:05 Doug’s Twitter Humor

Dec 27, 2021
Jason Lowery: Bitcoin is Critical For National Security
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This week's Coin Stories features Space Force and MIT National Defense Fellow Jason Lowery

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

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Bio sourced from LinkedIn.com and Twitter.com:

Jason Lowery is an Air Force veteran and National Defense Fellow researching Bitcoin while pursuing a master's degree in engineering & management through the System Design & Management program jointly offered by MIT's School of Engineering & Sloan School of Management.

You can follow Jason on Twitter at @JasonPLowery

Timecodes:

00:00 Introduction and promo codes

1:53 Jason’s back story and upbringing

3:20 Band camp and Space camp

5:28 Joining the military

11:08 Most surprising aspect of military

13:30 Discovering Bitcoin

17:36 Jason under investigation

20:21 Bitcoin and national security

27:58 Kinetic to electric power projection

36:25 Bitcoin as a military system

45:58 Bitcoin creates frenemies

55:56 Why doesn’t the military get Bitcoin?

57:47 Jason’s Bitcoin drawing

1:05:50 What will US do with Bitcoin?

1:08:26 Military spending

1:13:09 Bitcoin promotes peace

1:14:45 Military track record on new tech

1:22:16 Jason’s biggest question about BTC

1:24:44 Bitcoin is a battery

1:29:05 Space Force Guy

1:31:51 Space Force, the Military and Musk

1:36:34 Explaining BTC for national security

1:39:16 Question from a Marine

1:41:53 What Jason wishes people would ask

1:42:30 Proof of Stake argument

1:50:43 Other crypto to buy Bitcoin

1:51:19 Jason denied for credit

1:53:45 When Jason is going to space

1:54:50 A future of hope

Dec 23, 2021
Market Update with Preston Pysh: "The System is Unbelievably Rigged," Will it crash?
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We are checking in with podcast host and Bitcoin legend Preston Pysh who shared a viral tweet about the state of the global financial market. Preston said, "Why does everything feel like the world is falling apart, yet the stock market has looked like this since 2009?" He followed his question up with a breakdown of global indexes and how they performed when adjusted for monetary inflation.  We talked about the recent market volatility and why Bitcoin is the best solution to a rigged system.

Follow him at @PrestonPysh.

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Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up.

Dec 21, 2021
Bonus - Patrick Bet-David: Bitcoin is Here to Stay
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This week's Coin Stories features Entrepreneur and Financial Advisor Patrick Bet-David.

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Bio sourced from PatrickBetDavid.com:

Patrick’s amazing story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was 10 years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were eventually granted U.S. citizenship. After high school Patrick joined the U.S. military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry.  After a tenure with a couple of traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing and distribution company – and did so before he turned 30. 

Patrick speaks on a range of business, leadership and entrepreneurial topics including how and why to become an entrepreneur and the importance of learning how to fully process issues.  He is particularly passionate about the need for every individual to pursue their desires, once stating, “Most of the greatest world changers and heroes of all time are at the graveyard undiscovered because they never sold out to their dreams and desires.”

You can follow Patrick on Twitter at @PatrickBetDavid

Dec 15, 2021
Jameson Lopp: Secure your Bitcoin, Secure your Future
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This week's Coin Stories features Bitcoin security expert and Casa CTO, Jameson Lopp. 

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Jameson Lopp is a cypherpunk, software engineer, writer, and Bitcoin security expert. He is the co-founder and CTO of BTC security provider Casa. 

Prior to joining Casa, Lopp was a software engineer at BitGo. He first became involved in Bitcoin around 2012. 

Lopp made national headlines in 2017 when he was the victim of a swatting attack. He decided to live off the grid as the result of that incident, and the New York Times has written about the extent to which Lopp went in order to privatize his life. He purchased a decoy house, created a number of business entities and paid private investigators to try and find him. His exact location remains unknown and in his community he is only known by a pseudonym. 

For more information head to lopp.net

Dec 13, 2021
Perianne Boring: Bitcoin and our Government
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This week's Coin Stories features Chamber of Digital Commerce Founder Perianne Boring (bio below)

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Perianne Boring is the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world's largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Working with policymakers, regulatory agencies and industry, the Chamber advocates for a pro-growth policy environment that fosters job creation, innovation and investment. Perianne was named America’s Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes. In 2016, she was named 10 Most Influential People in Blockchain by CoinDesk. Prior to forming the Chamber, Perianne was a television host and anchor of an international finance program that aired in more than 100 countries to over 650 million viewers. She began her career as a legislative analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives, advising on finance, economics, tax and healthcare policy.

Dec 08, 2021
Alex Mashinsky: Bitcoin Builds a New System For Us All
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This week’s Coin Stories features Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky. (Bio Below)

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Alex Full Biography via Mashinsky.com:

Alex Mashinsky was born into communism, reared under socialism, and is currently thriving under capitalism. He is a prominent entrepreneur who has founded several companies over the years, including Celsius Network, GroundLink, Transit Wireless, Elematics and Arbinet. Alex disrupted several industries but he is most known as the inventor of VOIP which today enables over 1B people worldwide to use free voice over the internet for free. His new startup Celsius Network, is disrupting the banks, it is a community-based Proof-of-Stake blockchain protocol allowing members to borrow dollars against their crypto assets and to earn interest when they deposit (and lend) their crypto out. he wants 7.5B people to go From VOIP to MOIP (Money over IP) Alex's success as an entrepreneur stems from his acute ability to identify future trends, assemble world-class teams and raise enough money to fund his projects. Two of his companies, Arbinet and Transit Wireless achieved a monopolistic hold in their respective industries and pioneered new business models and groundbreaking technologies. Alex has a long history with high tech, evidenced by his powerful intellectual property portfolio. He has authored over 50 patents that cover aspects of VOIP, Smart Grid, Ad exchanges, Groupon, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix streaming concept and many other top performing web companies. He is one of the leading evangelists of web-based exchanges. Due to his extensive experience as a prolific inventor and a business strategist, Alex has been a featured speaker at over 250 international conferences. He has also made numerous TV appearances on business networks and talk shows. He has received numerous awards, notably the prestigious Albert Einstein Technology Medal in 2000, the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom '99) and Crain's Top Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He has also been nominated for E&Y's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and 2011. He recently was named "Top 100 In Crypto" by CoinTelegraph. After years of entrepreneurship, Alex subsequently gravitated towards investing in startups, founding his early stage venture capital firm, Governing Dynamics. Over the years, Alex has raised over $1 billion in venture and private equity funds to help position his startups as leaders in their fields. Arbinet's fundraising efforts were even documented in an HBS case study in 2001. Currently based in New York, Alex serves as a Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics. The firm has invested in Cryptocurencies and ICO's as well as startups focused on AI/ML, biotech and cybersecurity. Alex has invested in over 60 startups over the years, recording many successes and an equal number of failures. As a prominent figure in the New York entrepreneurial scene, he has previously been a member of the YPO's NYC chamber. He believes that "the secret to success is finding something to do in which your skills can exceed your ambitions."

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00:00 Introduction and Discount Codes 2:01 Alex young life in Ukraine 3:42 Why Alex’s family fled to Israel 5:59 From communism to socialism 7:54 Alex’s education 10:52 Bitcoin is the Black Swan 11:45 Why move to the U.S. 12:44 Alex early career in commodities trading 15:29 Alex entrepreneurial path 17:46 VOIP revolution 18:47 Alex’s great success and financial security 21:07 Where Alex’s spirit comes from 23:16 Learning from failure 25:59 Discovering Bitcoin 29:33 Going down the rabbit hole 33:12 Bitcoin maximalism vs alts 35:55 Earning high yield on coins 38:40 Why Alex wanted to give back 41:54 How does Celsius work 44:18 Stable coins 46:43 Taking from the rich to give to the poor 51:12 The Celsius name 51:37 Bitcoin and mass adoption 54:02 Regulation of yield products 56:41 Bitcoin vs. U.S. Dollar 59:57 Money printing or market crash 1:02:54 Alex reflections 1:04:17 Price prediction

Dec 02, 2021
Caitlin Long: Bitcoin is Inevitable
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Caitlin Long is the Founder & CEO of Avanti Bank & Trust and she is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in Bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. In 2018-20 she led the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 20 blockchain-enabling laws. From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

 

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Nov 25, 2021
Bonus - Peter Schiff: We Agree on the Problem, Not the Solution
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Peter Schiff is an honorary chairman of SchiffGold, founder of Euro Pacific Asset Management, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. He is an economic forecaster/investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. His best-selling book, "The Real Crash," warns that the '08 financial crisis was a prelude to a larger sovereign debt crisis that may lead to a collapse of the US dollar.

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Nov 18, 2021
Willy Woo: 20 Minute Bitcoin Bull Cycle Update
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In this short episode of Coin Stories, hear on-chain expert Willy Woo talk about Bitcoin price action, on-chain metrics and when Bitcoin will no longer be priced in USD.

Willy Woo is a leading Bitcoin on-chain analyst. Willy shares his origin story, career path, how he discovered Bitcoin and his insights into on-chain data. Willy describes this as the "Last Cycle" of Bitcoin before it skyrockets to mass adoption. Willy writes a paid market intelligence newsletter called The Bitcoin Forecast, which is available on Substack.

You can follow him on Twitter under the handle @woonomic.

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Nov 13, 2021
Aarika Rhodes: Congress Should Be Pro-Bitcoin
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ABOUT AARIKA (via AarikaForCongress.com) Aarika is an educator at her core. Aside from the Teacher of the Year Award she received from the Los Angeles Clippers, She has been published in the Journal for Multicultural Education for an article she co-authored with Dr. Shartriya Collier and Betty Burston entitled “Teaching STEM as a Second Language: Utilizing SLA to Develop Equitable Learning for All Students.” In 2018, Aarika was invited to the Better Together Teachers’ Summit at California State University Northridge to speak to dozens of educators about helping every child access curriculum by creating individual connections with each student. Aarika has taught students from diverse backgrounds in public and private schools. She understands the importance of closing the disparity in academic performance between groups of students. In 2020, Aarika was an active volunteer during the democratic primary for former presidential candidate, Andrew Yang. She canvassed in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and all over Los Angeles, where she spoke to hundreds of people about the state of our country. Prior to the suspension of Andrew Yang’s campaign, Aarika was in the process of organizing a town hall which was intended to address issues impacting low income communities. As Aarika was hearing the concerns of everyday people, she was inspired to do something which is why she filed to run for Congress. She feels strongly that everyday people matter and will fight hard to solve the problems that matter most to them. If elected, Aarika will support small businesses, work to close the income gap, foster care reform, and fight for every child’s right to quality education. Aarika attended public schools her entire life and was often the only student of color in the classroom. But she used it as motivation to be an honor roll student and break stereotypes. This is how she learned to stand against injustice and inequality and acquired her work ethic. She brought her capacity for hard work and her commitment to equality into the classroom as a teacher. Aarika went on to study at California State University Northridge where she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Science and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Nov 11, 2021
Saifedean Ammous: The Fiat Standard and Debt Slavery
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The Fiat Standard:

https://saifedean.com/the-fiat-standard/ 

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The Fiat Standard is Saifedean Ammous’s attempt to explain the technology behind the current analog global monetary system. Similar to how The Bitcoin Standard explained the functional essence of bitcoin and its potential social and economic implications, this book examines twentieth century monetary technology and explains its benefits and drawbacks, and its many modes of failure.

The origin of government control of money came from the limitations on the spatial salability of gold, which required its centralization. The political control over central banks became effectively as good as gold in the central bank, because the gold could not be used for global trade without the political control supervising it. The intermingling of political authority and monetary media in central banks led to the conflation of money and government credit, and the widely-held misconception that credit can play the role of money satisfactorily. But such a system cannot survive the test of the market, and it has had to be enforced by government decree, or fiat, under pain of violence. Like any violent intervention in the market, this one has had consequences.

As fiat has formalized and legalized the monetization of debt, it has made debt issuance analogous to the mining of gold under the gold standard; each new loan increases the supply of existing money. Whereas gold has a high stock-to-flow ratio that protects its supply from sudden increases, The Fiat Standard has little restraint on its ability to generate debt. The large global debt bubble unleashed in 1914 can only be understood as a consequence of the formalization of the monetization of debt.

The use of government credit as a substitute for money is disruptive of the normal functioning of the market system and price mechanisms. Rather than consumer sovereignty and choice dictating the successful providers and the most efficient technologies, it is government Fiat, as embodied through favorable credit policies, which is sovereign in such matters. The book takes a thorough look at several of these areas of life and economy and the disastrous impacts of this distortion.

Unlike government credit, bitcoin is a present good whose value does not depend on any counter-parties. Unlike gold, bitcoin is highly salable across space, allowing it to be spent across international borders without needing political supervision. As bitcoin rises while fiat money goes through another of its periodic crises, The Fiat Standard juxtaposes the two technologies and presents some foreseeable scenarios for how they can coexist into the future, or not.

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Nov 04, 2021
Tone Vays: Bitcoin is the Safest Asset Anyone Can Own
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Tone Vays Bio courtesy of ToneVays.com:

Tone Vays is a Bitcoin analyst, derivatives trader & event producer. Tone worked on Wall Street for 10 years prior to discovering Bitcoin. Since then he has been educating people on his YouTube Channel about the importance of the financial technology. Tone has been featured in several Documentaries like Magic Money & Bitcoin - Beyond the Bubble and has made several news media appearances like CNBC, RT and more. He is an independent content creator at ToneVays.com, and the producer of 3 events: Unconfiscatable, Understanding Bitcoin and The Financial Summit for traders & hedge funds. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology. 

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Oct 28, 2021
Vijay Boyapati: The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
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Vijay Boyapati was born and raised in Australia and moved to the United States to do a PhD in Computer Science. He never started the PhD, but took a job offer instead and ended up at a small startup called Google. After leaving the much bigger Google, in 2007, Vijay spent a year campaigning in the 2008 Presidential election, helping to raise millions of dollars for Ron Paul.

After becoming disillusioned by the political process, Vijay decided to continue to seek change through technology. Discovering Bitcoin in 2011, Vijay quickly went down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. With a background in Austrian economics he spent years thinking about the economic framework within which Bitcoin's value proposition could be understood. His thinking on the economics of Bitcoin culminated in an article called the Bullish Case for Bitcoin which is one of the most read articles on Bitcoin after Satoshi Nakamoto's Whitepaper and it has been translated into 20 different languages. The article is often cited as the most useful resource to give to newcomers who are attempting to understand Bitcoin.

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Oct 21, 2021
Roya Mahboob: Bitcoin and Freedom in Afghanistan
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Roya Mahboob is an Afghan tech entrepreneur and founder of Citadel Software, a software development company based in Herat. In addition to being one of Afghanistan’s first female tech CEOs, Mahboob founded the Digital Citizen Fund, a nonprofit that aims to increase women’s technological literacy and provide employment and educational opportunities for girls in Afghanistan. Mahboob was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 for her innovative initiatives to expand computer education. She has created nine IT centers for girls in high schools across Afghanistan and plans to expand her programs to 40 schools, ultimately reaching more than 160,000 female students. Mahboob has also taken her model beyond Afghanistan to schools in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. After facing death threats from the Taliban and others for her work, Mahboob left the country in 2013 and spent two years working remotely before returning to Afghanistan in 2016.

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Oct 18, 2021
C.J. Wilson: Bitcoin Isn't Subject to the Inflation Tax
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C.J. Wilson is a Bitcoin thought leader, podcaster, former MLB pitcher, race driver and proud father and husband. He has amassed a large following in the Bitcoin space and is about to venture into the world of Bitcoin mining and influencing politicians to become educated in BTC.

Many know C.J. from his former career in Major League Baseball in which he was a pitcher for the Texas Rangers from 2005 to 2011 and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2012 to 2015. C.J. now runs a dealership in Fresno, California and races sports cars in his free time, with a goal of someday racing in Le Mans.

Make sure to check out his podcast, the Throttle Dogs, and follow him on Twitter at @str8edgeracer.

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Oct 08, 2021
Flori Marquez: The Best Way to Understand Bitcoin is To Own It
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Flori Marquez is a Founder and SVP of Operations at BlockFi. In this role she currently oversees institutional and retail operations, client service, project management, in addition to its APAC teams. At BlockFi, Flori has built and managed many critical functions including the Trading, Risk, Compliance, Marketing and People Operations teams. Flori has spent her career managing alternative lending products. In the marketplace lending industry, she helped build, scale, and optimize a $125MM portfolio for Bond Street (acquired by Goldman Sachs). As Head of Portfolio Management, Flori managed all operations from point of origination through default and litigation. Prior to Bond Street, Flori helped develop and maintain institutional partnerships at Oak Hill Advisors, a $30B fixed income asset manager. Flori graduated from Cornell University, majoring in pre-law with a minor in economics.

To learn more visit www.BlockFi.com. Follow Flori on Twitter at @FounderFlori.

Sep 30, 2021
Bill Pulte: Bitcoin is Lifting People Out of Poverty
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Bill Pulte is an American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He created the Twitter Philanthropy campaign and hashtag to give away some of his fortune to people in need.

So far he has given out more than $1 million on his social platforms directly to followers needing financial assistance. He has given out some of his donations in Bitcoin, hoping to spread awareness and adoption. Pulte believe Bitcoin can help lift people, especially those in third world countries, out of poverty.

Pulte set up the organization Team Giving to feature stories and requests of people who have a pressing financial need:

"The creation of Team Giving was inspired by Bill Pulte’s social media movement called Twitter Philanthropy. Mr. Pulte realized that the power of social media could be used for good instead of as a platform for toxic rhetoric. In the summer of 2019, he began to give his personal wealth away to those in need and inspired others to become philanthropists as well. Having over 800,000 teammates on board, participants in Twitter Philanthropy come together through micro-donations to help those in need by spreading kindness, love, and small monetary donations. Within three months, Mr. and Mrs. Pulte have given away over $100,000 dollars of their personal money and teammates have added another $200,000 to help fund things such as cars for veterans, school supplies for teachers, medical assistance for terminal patients, dental work, housing needs, and day to day bills. Team Giving looks to build on this movement to continue to bring people together to help fellow mankind in need. We strive to help those with time-sensitive, critical needs. Team Giving thanks Mr. and Mrs. Pulte for their generosity, thoughtfulness, and care for others. We promise to build on the momentum they have created!"

Bill Pulte is also CEO of Pulte Capital Partners. Pulte Capital is a strategic investment firm focused exclusively on investing in leading building products businesses. The team has experience in building nearly 1 million homes internationally, allowing it to be highly selective in building market-leading companies of lasting value. Its acquisition targets are in key growth sectors of the quickly changing construction and building products industries.

Follow Bill at @pulte. 

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Sep 23, 2021
Anthony Scaramucci: Bitcoin Could Be A Monetary Standard
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Anthony Scaramucci is Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SkyBridge focusing on marketing and business development. In 2021, he launched the SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund LP, which provides mass-affluent investors with an institutional-grade vehicle to gain exposure to Bitcoin

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.In 2016, Mr. Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance.

In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year – New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.

He is the author of three books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko, and Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole, a 2016 Wall Street Journal best seller. In November 2016, Mr. Scaramucci was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he was named the Chief Strategy Officer of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017.

Mr. Scaramucci received a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Biography via Skybridge.com

Follow Anthony on Twitter at @Scaramucci.

If you'd like to hear more of Anthony's back story make sure to check out his episode of Natalie Brunell's Career Stories podcast here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/anthony-scaramucci-financier-entrepreneur-former-white/id1451439126?i=1000446945395

Sep 16, 2021
Scott Melker: Bitcoin is the Most Important Asset Ever Created
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Scott Melker is the Wolf of All Streets. He is a trader and investor, the host of the popular “The Wolf Of All Streets Podcast,” the author of “The Wolf Den” newsletter, and a prolific writer and thought leader in the crypto space. He has been featured on Fox Business, in the New York Times, Forbes, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Coindesk, CoinTelegraph, CCN and more. 

Scott has been named “Influencer Of The Year” by Binance in recognition of him being a leading voice in crypto and beyond.

Learn more and subscribe to Scott's newsletter at thewolfofallstreets.io

Follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottMelker

Sep 08, 2021
Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin as a Human Rights Tool
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Biography courtesy of hrf.org:

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In his work, Alex has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders, technologists, journalists, philanthropists, policymakers, and artists to promote free and open societies. Alex’s writing and views on human rights and technology have appeared in media outlets across the world including The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, The Guardian, Monocle, The New Republic, The New York Times, NowThis, NPR, Quartz, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. He has spoken at universities ranging from MIT to Stanford, presented at the European Parliament and U.S. Department of State, and participated in Singularity University events around the world, where he serves as faculty and lectures on bitcoin and the future of money. He currently lives in the San Francisco area.

Articles by Alex Gladstein:

-Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan

-Inside Cuba's Bitcoin Revolution

-Can Bitcoin Be Palestine's Currency of Freedom?

-Bitcoin and The American Idea

-The Humanitarian and Environmental Case For Bitcoin

-Bitcoin is a Trojan Horse For Freedom

Sep 01, 2021
Willy Woo: Bitcoin's "Last Cycle"
01:22:00

Willy Woo is a leading Bitcoin on-chain analyst. Willy shares his origin story, career path, how he discovered Bitcoin and his insights into on-chain data. Willy describes this as the "Last Cycle" of Bitcoin before it skyrockets to mass adoption.

Willy writes a paid market intelligence newesletter called The Bitcoin Forecast, which is available on Substack.

You can follow him on Twitter under the handle @woonomic.

Learn more at https://woobull.com

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Aug 26, 2021
Peter Schiff: Bitcoin, Gold and Our Fragile Inflated Economy
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Peter Schiff is an honorary chairman of SchiffGold, founder of Euro Pacific Asset Management, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. He is an economic forecaster & investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. His best-selling book, "The Real Crash, "warns that the 2008 financial crisis was just the prelude to a larger sovereign debt crisis that may lead to a collapse of the US dollar.

In this interview, Peter shares his insights on gold, Bitcoin, and the state of our fragile economy.

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Full bio via SchiffGold.com:

Background

Peter Schiff’s investment career began with Shearson Lehman Brothers in the early 1990s. In 1996, he and a partner started Euro Pacific Capital in Los Angeles, later moving the headquarters to Connecticut. The firm has since expanded, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, Boca Raton, Florida, Newport Beach, California, Los Angeles and New York City. Euro Pacific Capital’s investment strategy focuses on long-term wealth savings in the face of a declining US dollar with an emphasis on emerging market and commodity-focused investments.

Peter is best known for accurately forecasting the 2008 financial crisis. During a Fox News debate in December 2006, Schiff said, “What’s going to happen in 2007 is that real estate prices are going to come crashing back down to Earth.” Business news journals reported that Schiff accurately predicted the crisis, while “nearly all [macroeconomists] failed to foresee the recession despite plenty of warning signs.”

Peter has also worked in the political arena, first serving as an economic advisor for Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign and later running for United States Senate in Connecticut in 2010 as a Republican. Politically, he leans Libertarian, with an emphasis on fiscal conservatism.

Peter started SchiffGold in 2010 after recommending for decades that investors allocate 10-20% of their portfolios to physical precious metals. Peter became concerned that some of his Euro Pacific Capital clients were being misled into purchasing overpriced “numismatic” gold and silver products from gold dealers with unsavory business practices. Peter started SchiffGold to provide a trustworthy alternative that would sell only the most liquid physical bullion products at the lowest possible prices. SchiffGold is backed by Peter Schiff’s Guarantee that it will only sell the most liquid physical bullion products at the lowest possible prices.

Peter’s expertise on money, economic theory, and international investing makes him a highly sought after as a speaker and analyst. He has been quoted and interviewed hundreds of times by media outlets around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Die Zeit, Tokyo Shinbun, South China Morning Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, CBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, and Fox Business Network.

Peter Schiff’s Companies

  • Euro Pacific Asset Management – Founded in 2009, and headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Euro Pacific Asset Management is a SEC registered investment advisory firm. It specializes in foreign markets and utilizes a traditional value oriented investment strategy in keeping with Peter Schiff’s investment strategy.  Euro Pacific manages in excess of $1 billion in a combination of separately managed accounts and a family of proprietary mutual funds. These actively managed strategies provide investors with a long-term focus unique exposure to a variety of global markets.
  • Euro Pacific Bank Ltd. – This offshore, international bank provides private investment services to non-US citizens. It is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Peter Schiff’s Books

Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse (2007) – Peter’s first bestselling book predicted in detail the causes and fallout of what would become the 2008 financial crisis. He provides a long-term investment strategy that focuses on foreign markets and hard assets to protect one’s wealth during years of economic uncertainty.
The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep your Portfolio Up When the Market is Down (2008; Updated 2010) – In this followup to Crash Proof, Peter examined historic bear markets which followed major bull markets in the United States, and lays the foundation for a long-term investment strategy to preserve wealth during volatile times.
Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse (2009) – The second edition of Peter’s Crash Proof expands on the first edition by looking in detail at the fallout of the financial crisis he accurately predicted.
How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes (2010; Updated 2013) – Reimagining a classic economic parable written by their father, Peter and his brother Andrew Schiff use cartoon illustrations and humor to explain the healthy fundamentals of a free market economy. The Collector’s Edition released in 2013 features new color illustrations and updated content explaining recent economic developments such as quantitative easing and the European debt crisis.
The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy—How to Save Yourself and Your Country (2012) – Peter’s latest bestseller explains why Peter believes the 2008 financial crisis was merely the prelude to a much larger crash to come. Paired with Washington’s inability to address its sovereign debt problem, the Fed’s reckless monetary policies will ultimately trigger a complete collapse of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Peter Schiff’s Media

Peter is a regular guest on national and international financial media, including CNBC, Fox Business, BBC, Bloomberg Asia, and BNN. His economic commentary has been published in and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Barron’s, and Investor’s Business Daily.

From 2005 to 2010, Peter hosted the short-wave radio show Wall Street Unspun, in which he commented on the latest financial market news. From 2010 to 2014, he hosted the nationally-syndicated The Peter Schiff Show, which filled the 10 AM time slot on the Radio America network starting in 2012. Peter left terrestrial radio in August 2014, though The Peter Schiff Show continues in a podcast format.

Peter’s personal media outlets:

  • Peter Schiff’s Gold News – Peter’s daily newsmagazine focused on the precious metals markets.
  • The Schiff Report – The home of Peter’s regular video blog on the financial markets, as well as clips from his recent media appearances. His economic forecasting went viral following the 2008 financial crisis with the video “Peter Schiff Was Right”.
  • The Peter Schiff Show – Peter’s podcast featuring his commentary and analysis of the global financial markets.

Peter Schiff’s Notable Appearances:

  • Mortgage Banker’s Speech – In 2006, Peter delivered a keynote address at the Western Regional Mortgage Bankers Conference in Las Vegas. He warned of a housing bubble and explained the basic mechanics of how a crash would occur. Practically nobody at the time shared Peter’s viewpoint, and his speech stunned the more than 2,000 mortgage bankers in attendance. Of course, his prediction proved to be uncannily accurate, shooting Peter into the national spotlight as a savvy contrarian economist.
  • Peter Schiff Was Right, 2006-2007 Edition – This compilation of Peter’s mainstream media appearances in the years leading up to the housing crash and financial crisis became an instant viral hit (with millions of views spread over many versions of the video). As financial commentators laughed in his face, Peter calmly predicted the events of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. It has become a classic example of irrational exuberance and willful ignorance on the part of economists and investment advisors.
  • Daily Show Interview with Jon Stewart – Peter Schiff appeared on the Daily Show in 2009 to explain how he was able to predict the 2008 financial crisis. This brought Peter’s warnings of the hazards of irresponsible monetary policy to a much wider American audience.
  • Peter Schiff Visits Occupy Wall Street – Reason TV followed Peter Schiff to Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park in 2011, where he represented the 1% in conversations with Occupy Wall Street protestors.
  • Inflation Propaganda Exposed – For years, Peter Schiff has railed against the misleading and often incorrect economic data officially released by government agencies. In particular, Peter believes inflation is grossly underestimated. In this popular edition of his Schiff Report video blog, Peter debunks official inflation measures with a slew of hard, fundamental facts.
Aug 19, 2021
Will Clemente: Bitcoin Metrics Look Undeniably Bullish
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In the last year, East Carolina University student Will Clemente quickly amassed a big following in the Bitcoin space as a sharp on-chain analyst and writer.

His deep dives and insights into bitcoin’s metrics have caught the attention of BTC greats like Willy Woo and Pomp, and now Will serves as the Lead Insights Analyst at Blockware Solutions and has his own newsletter you can subscribe to at https://btcbywc3.substack.com.

Follow him on Twitter at @WClementeIII. 

This podcast does not provide financial advice.

Aug 10, 2021
Preston Pysh: Bitcoin For a Broken System
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Preston Pysh hosts one of the top-ranked investing podcasts on Apple Podcasts, We Study Billionaires. He's written numerous books on investing and leadership and has been ranked as a top 35 business author on Amazon. Preston also provides independent research of the stock market and central banking policy. 

As the Founder and President of the Pylon Holding Company, he specializes in the acquisition of private and public companies by assessing the durable competitive advantage and capacity for growth. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from West Point and has been awarded the bronze star in combat while commanding an attack helicopter company with the 101st Airborne Division. He is a Postgraduate Candidate at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Follow Preston on Twitter, YouTube, and Apple Podcasts. 

Aug 05, 2021
Nik Bhatia: Bitcoin as a First Layer to Empowerment
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Nik Bhatia is a financial researcher, CFA charterholder, and Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business where he teaches Applied Finance in Fixed Income Securities. Previously, Nik worked the US Treasuries trading desk for a large institutional asset manager and has extensive trading experience in money markets and interest rate futures. After starting his teaching career, Nik felt the urge to bring his research on both the international monetary system and Bitcoin together as one to write the book Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies. He has a BA in Social Sciences from University of Southern California and a Master in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Nik lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and young daughter. Learn more at www.LayeredMoney.com.

Jul 28, 2021
Lyn Alden: Bitcoin Has Proven Itself Over Time
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Lyn Alden is a full-time investor and independent financial analyst. She has been performing investment research for over fifteen years in various public and private capacities, and founded Lyn Alden Investment Strategy in 2016. Her goal is to provide institutional-level research in plain English, so that both institutional investors and retail investors can benefit from it.

Her work has been editorially featured or cited on the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Marketwatch, Time’s Money Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Street, CNBC, US News and World Report, Kiplinger, the Asia Times, the Huffington Post, and other media. She has appeared on Kitco, Real Vision, The Investor’s Podcast Network, The Rebel Capitalist Show, Macro Voices, The Market Huddle, What Bitcoin Did, and many other shows and podcasts. She has also served as an advisor or consultant for start-up companies, hedge funds, and executive committees of large institutions.

Her site, LynAlden.com provides investment research and strategy, covering stocks, precious metals, international equities, and alternative investments. She analyzes advanced topics for institutional investors, and also breaks many of those topics down for retail investors to keep track of what’s happening in terms of global macro.

Jul 22, 2021
Michael Saylor: Bitcoin is Fire or Electricity
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Michael Saylor is an American entrepreneur, executive, inventor, author, and philanthropist. He is the Chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a publicly traded business intelligence firm he founded in 1989. 

Michael is an advocate for the Bitcoin Standard (Hope.com) and is the first CEO of a publicly listed company to make a long-term investment in Bitcoin.

He founded and serves as the trustee for the Saylor Academy (Saylor.org), a non-profit organization that provides free education to nearly one million students. 

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Full Bio Courtesy of MicroStrategy.com:

Michael Saylor is an American entrepreneur, executive, inventor, author, and philanthropist. He was born to a military family in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1965 and spent his childhood living on various U.S. Air Force bases around the world. By his teenage years, his family had settled at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio—the birthplace of aviation and home of the Wright brothers. He graduated from high school first in his class, served as both class marshal and valedictorian, and was voted most likely to succeed by his peers. 

Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a full Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. While at MIT, he was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and obtained dual degrees in aeronautics and astronautics as well as science, technology and society. In his free time, he played guitar in a rock band and learned to fly gliders. Mr. Saylor became fascinated by the application of computer simulation technology to public policy and business strategy, eventually writing his thesis "A Mathematical Model of a Renaissance Italian City State" while studying system dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

In 1987, Mr. Saylor graduated with highest honors from MIT. Having already successfully completed flight officer training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where he learned to fly, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He joined the Air Force Reserve and began a career in consulting, with a focus on constructing computer simulations to support strategic decision-making at companies such as DuPont, Dow, and Exxon.

In 1989 at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor combined his passions for technology, business, and the use of computer simulations to launch MicroStrategy. The company was founded on his vision of helping enterprises deliver intelligence everywhere. By harnessing the power of graphical operating systems and client server computing, and pioneering a new approach to business intelligence called relational online analytical processing (ROLAP), the company grew steadily, going public in 1998 (NASDAQ: MSTR). Under his leadership, MicroStrategy has emerged as a global leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software, serving thousands of organizations around the world.

Mr. Saylor is a named inventor on more than 40 patents. In addition to being credited as the inventor of relational analytics, he led MicroStrategy into the fields of web analytics, distributed analytics, mobile analytics, cloud computing, mobile identity, and IoT. He was also the creator and founder of Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), one of the first home automation and security companies, and Angel.com (sold to Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories for $110 million in 2013), one of the first cloud-based interactive voice response service providers.

Mr. Saylor is the author of the book The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, published by Perseus Books in 2012. The book anticipated the impact of mobile, cloud, and social networks on worldwide political and economic development, along with the rise of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google as transnational technology leaders that would destabilize the status quo across most industrial and political domains. The Mobile Wave appeared on both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Best Seller lists. In 1999, Mr. Saylor established The Saylor Foundation, which has donated millions to philanthropic causes including children's health, refugee relief, education, environmental conservation, and support for the arts. The foundation runs the Saylor Academy (Saylor.org), which offers free college education and continuing professional development courses to students worldwide. To date, it has provided free educational services to more than 650,000 students. In both 2015 and 2016, Mr. Saylor participated in the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.

Mr. Saylor travels 175,000 miles per year to more than 60 cities and 25 nations to share his perspectives on enterprise analytics and mobility with technology and business audiences. Throughout his travels, he engages companies, organizations, and governments to discuss the ways that MicroStrategy can help them realize the vision of intelligence everywhere.

Jul 15, 2021
Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin Fixes What Fiat Destroyed
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Natalie Brunell talks with leading Bitcoin proponent Dr. Saifedean Ammous. Saifedean is an Austrian economist and best-selling author of The Bitcoin Standard and its soon-to-be released sequel, The Fiat Standard.

The Bitcoin Standard is a groundbreaking study of the economics of Bitcoin. The Fiat Standard digs deeper into central banks and government debt. Saifedean discusses both books and his philosophy on Bitcoin's value proposition.

Learn more about his research and courses at Saifedean.com

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Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments.

Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Saifedean.com is a website is intended to showcase Dr. Ammous’ research in studying the economics of bitcoin, and nothing in it should be construed as investment advice. Bitcoin is a sophisticated technology whose ownership requires an understanding of complex technologies and tools. Before deciding whether to invest in bitcoin, you should do your own extensive research into the financial and technical aspects involved. Nothing written in this website should be considered advice related to that decision.

Jul 07, 2021
Jeff Booth: Bitcoin Offers an Abundant Future
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Jeff Booth is an entrepreneur, technology Leader, author, and strategic advisor. He wrote the best-selling book The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is The Key To An Abundant Future.

In an economic system built on debt and inflation, Jeff believes we need to take advantage of the deflationary nature of technology, embrace it, and use it to build an abundant and hopeful future. He shares how Bitcoin can help bridge that transformation.

Follow Jeff at @JeffBooth.

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Via JeffreyBooth.com:

Jeff Booth is a visionary leader who has lived at the forefront of technology change for 20 years. He led BuildDirect, a technology company that aimed to simplify the building industry, for nearly two decades through the dot-com meltdown, the 2008 financial crisis, and many waves of technological disruption. 

Jeff has been featured in ForbesTechCrunchInc.comThe Globe and Mail, BNNFast Company, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, TIME, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2015, he was named BC Technology Industry Association’s (BCTIA) Person of the Year, and in 2016 Goldman Sachs named him among its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. 

He is a Founding Partner of OitoLabs, Co-Founder of addyinvest.com and NocNoc, and serves on the boards of Terramera, Cubic Farms, LlamaZOO, Synthiam and the Richmond Hospital Foundation as well as numerous advisory boards. 

He has been a Young Presidents Organization member since 2004 and contributes time as a Founding Fellow on the Creative Destruction Lab.

In his downtime, Jeff can be found at the lake playing his guitar around a campfire with his family and friends, enjoying watersports or skiing at local Vancouver mountains. He is also dedicated to learning and reads about 50 books a year.

Jun 30, 2021
Jimmy Song: FUD Doesn't Matter to Bitcoin Holders
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Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin advocate, developer, educator, and author.  He has been contributing to open-source Bitcoin projects since 2013 and has written several books on the digital asset and its underlying technology, including The Little Bitcoin Book: Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future , Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption and Redemption of Money and Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin From Scratch.  He argues that the blockchain’s sole use case is for sound money, which Bitcoin fulfills perfectly.

 

Jun 23, 2021
Raoul Pal: Bitcoin and the New Promised Land
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Raoul Pal leads Real Vision to provide unparalleled access to the very best insights and analysis from the brightest financial minds. He prides himself on being a Business Cycle Economist, Investment Strategist, and Economic Historian.

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Real Vision is a disruptive financial media brand, created to help investors understand the complex world of finance, business and the global economy, with in-depth analysis from real experts.

The video platform delivers exclusive, long-form interviews, research, live strategy calls, documentaries and analysis from impossible to access guests and the sharpest minds in global finance.

There is also written research and a range of live events held all over the world.

In addition, Real Vision is commissioned by leading financial services brands and fintech to create and distribute bespoke video content on their behalf.

Uniquely, Real Vision has a young, wealthy and educated audience that engages with content at levels that are unprecedented in the industry.

Jun 16, 2021
Pierre Rochard: The Value of Holding Bitcoin
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Pierre Rochard has been involved with Bitcoin as a researcher, investor, and software developer since February 2013. He co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute to curate the best primary source literature on Bitcoin and cryptography. In addition to developing Bitcoin software, Pierre is an outspoken advocate for Bitcoin's decentralized governance. In 2017 he began co-hosting the Noded Bitcoin Podcast. Pierre is widely recognized as an authority on the investment case for Bitcoin. He has previously worked at Deloitte, BitPay, Hudson River Trading, and Axial.

Jun 09, 2021
Max Keiser: Bitcoin is an Explosion of Love
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Max Keiser is a financial broadcaster, filmmaker, podcaster and former stockbroker who hosts the popular Keiser Report on RT. He is the founder of Bitcoin Capital & Heisenberg Capital. Keiser’s background is in brokerage, banking, and financial technology innovation. Keiser created the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX.com) and was awarded a US patent for his Virtual Specialist tech in 1996. In addition to powering HSX. The Virtual Specialist tech launched virtual currencies, virtual securities, and Prediction Markets. Keiser is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the first ever Bitcoin conference in Prague in 2011.

Jun 03, 2021
Dan Held: Bitcoin's Growth Depends on Us
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Dan Held is the Director of Growth Marketing at Kraken. His former company Interchange, a portfolio reconciliation tool for crypto institutional traders, was acquired by Kraken in 7/2019. Prior to that, he was at Uber on Rider Growth/Global Data. Before Uber, Dan built some of the most popular early crypto products including ChangeTip (acquired by AirBnB), and ZeroBlock (acquired by Blockchain.com in the second ever all Bitcoin acquisition). He was part of the original 2013 crypto meetup group in San Francisco, which was comprised with the founders of Kraken, Coinbase, Litecoin, and others.

Follow Dan on Twitter at @DanHeld. 

May 31, 2021
Jason Williams: Buy Bitcoin and Chill
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Jason Williams (aka "Parabolic Guy") is an entrepreneur and Bitcoin investor with multiple investment exits in excess of $500 million. He is the founder of FastMed and also built the world's first waste-to-energy cryptocurrency mine, which ran mainly on car tires. Jason is also a founding partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, the crypto-focused investment arm of Morgan Creek Capital, which is involved with many of the top companies in the space and has significant holdings in Bitcoin.

He is the author of the book Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can’t F*ck With, which went on to become a bestseller on Amazon’s macroeconomics list. The book introduces Bitcoin as an asset class to conventional investors and the general public.

May 31, 2021
Anthony Pompliano: Why Bitcoin is Unstoppable
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Anthony Pompliano is an entrepreneur, investor and U.S. Army Veteran. He has built and sold numerous companies, ran Product & Growth teams at Facebook, and manages a portfolio valued at more than $500 million in early-stage tech companies.

Anthony hosts the popular "Pomp Podcast," which has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and writes a Daily Newsletter that is read by more than 170,000 investors each morning. His interests lie at the intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics, which he tweets about extensively to his nearly 1 million Twitter followers.

He recently launched a new business effort called "Bitcoin Pizza" to celebrate an important anniversary in the cryptocurrency world. Every order supports the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund with 100% of the profits set to be donated. Visit eatbitcoinpizza.com

Learn more at AnthonyPompliano.com

May 28, 2021
PlanB: Just HODL and go with the S2Flow
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PlanB (@100trillionUSD) is a former Dutch institutional investor with 25 years of experiences in financial markets.

He has a legal and quantitative finance background and has always been fascinated by modeling risk & return.

In March 2019 he created the Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model where he uses scarcity to quantify Bitcoin value. A year later he introduced the Stock-to-Flow Cross Asset (S2FX) model, which includes gold, silver, diamond and real estates. He is now primarily focusing on Bitcoin valuation models, on-chain analysis and investment strategies.

Follow him on Twitter at @100trillionUSD.

May 28, 2021
Robert Breedlove: Bitcoin and Freedom Maximalism
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Robert Breedlove is the Founder and CEO of Parallax Digital, a global Bitcoin-focused hedge fund and consultancy firm. He is a freedom maximalist, a philosopher, writer, and podcaster who is eager to spread the message that Bitcoin is Honest Money. 

His essay on The Number Zero and Bitcoin is a must-read and is among dozens of his profound writings in the space. Robert believes Bitcoin will profoundly shift society in the same way the discovery of the number Zero did. 

Robert hosts the popular What is Money? podcast, exploring a question that Robert says is the rabbit that leads us down the proverbial rabbit hole. The podcast explores why this question is important for finding truth in the world and engages in a diversity of deep conversations with deep thinkers from all walks of life.

Follow Robert on Twitter at @Breedlove22.

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Robert Breedlove's Extended Biography:

Robert is a digitally fluent finance and operations executive (CEO/CFO/COO/CIO) with broad spectrum leadership experience across the enterprise tech, consumer tech, corporate finance, international M&A, tax strategy, wealth management, Bitcoin, and cryptoasset domains. Robert holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business. His mission in life is to maximize freedom for humanity.

Asking yourself that all-important question "What is Money?" is the rabbit which will lead you down the proverbial rabbit hole of new inquiries, perspectives on socioeconomic reality, and worldview-shattering revelations. Undoubtedly, it is the single most significant question we can ask ourselves in a world drowning in deception. By engaging in deep conversations with a diversity of deep thinkers from all walks of life, we will doggedly pursue this "rabbit" in our relentless hunt for truth.

Robert Breedlove is a freedom maximalist, ex-hedge fund manager, and philosopher in the Bitcoin space. To him, Bitcoin is fundamentally a humanitarian movement exposing the greatest con in human history: central banking. By learning about the connection between honest money, entrepreneurship, and civilization, we are renewing hope for the future of humanity. To this end, Robert's mission is to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in our world by tenaciously asking the question: "What is Money?"

May 27, 2021
What Peter McCormack Did
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Peter McCormack is a former advertising guru turned podcast presenter. In this episode of Coin Stories Peter shares his career back story, how he came to discover Bitcoin, his philosophy on the cryptocurrency and how he grew his popular show into a go-to source for Bitcoin news.

The What Bitcoin Did Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast where Peter interviews experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment and adoption. Launched in November of 2017, the podcast has grown to hundreds of episodes with a guest list that is a testament to the diversity of knowledge and opinions that represent the broader Bitcoin community.

His podcast website is full of excellent resources to help you learn more about the space.  I highly recommend his Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin

May 27, 2021
Audio Glossary for Bitcoin
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The purpose of this episode is to go over the fundamental concepts and terms associated with Bitcoin and its network.

Click here to download a PDF version of this audio glossary.

If you want to learn more, I highly recommend reading Saifedean Ammous's book The Bitcoin Standard and visiting his website for more learning tools.

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Bitcoin is a scarce, digital currency that is decentralized.

Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the pseudonymous person or group that conceived of Bitcoin and released the White Paper introducing Bitcoin as a peer-to-peer electronic cash system on October 31, 2008 at the peak of the U.S. Great Financial Crisis.

A Satoshi is a division of a Bitcoin.  One bitcoin is equal to 100 million satoshis also known as sats. Stacking Sats refers to accumulating the smallest unit of a Bitcoin.

Blockchain is the technology that enables Bitcoin. It is a shared, digital ledger of transactions distributed across the computer systems in the peer-to-peer network.

A Full Node a computer in Bitcoin’s network that hosts and synchronizes a copy of the entire blockchain ledger.

Bitcoin Mining is the process of verifying blocks of Bitcoin transactions. It’s also the process by which new bitcoins are entered into circulation.

Proof of Work (PoW) is the algorithm that secures Bitcoin. Miners deploy extremely large amounts of computing power to solve very complex cryptographic puzzles. These computer systems compete with each other to be the first to solve the puzzle and be able to validate the new block for the blockchain. Miners must reach a consensus to confirm the puzzle was solved, then the block can be accepted and permanently recorded onto the blockchain ledger.

Proof of Work ensures the security of the blockchain and complete decentralization of the process.  It prevents attacks and double spending. No person, entity or country controls Bitcoin, instead Bitcoin is controlled by verifiable software systems and processes.

When a miner solves a puzzle, and that work and those transactions are confirmed, the miner is paid a reward in new Bitcoins according to a schedule.  Every four years, the amount of Bitcoin the miners receive for each block of transactions is reduced by 50%.  These events are referred to the Halvings.  The next halving will occur in 2024.

Proof of Stake (PoS) is a different process of validating transactions on the blockchain. It based on validators who stake their own currency in the mining process. It’s more energy efficient but it can lead to centralization, because people who have more coins to stake can verify more transactions.

Digital Scarcity refers to the limited availability of a virtual good that cannot be easily copied or recreated. Bitcoin has a hard supply cap of 21 million coins that will ever be mined and because of decentralization that can never be changed no matter how high the price per Bitcoin goes. No person, entity or government can create new coins that will dilute the value of existing coins. 

Fiat refers to currency that is established as money or legal tender by government decree or regulation.  More simply, fiat is government-issued money and almost all currencies around the world are fiat currencies. Fiat money gives central banks greater control over the economy because they control how much money is printed. Fiat money is 100% centralized because it is entirely controlled by governments.  The printing of new money to finance government debt dilutes existing money saved and introduces inflation.

A Central Bank Digital Currency or CBDC is fiat money in the form of a digital coin.  It is being considered or introduced by various Central Banks, including the US, China and Europe.  Because it is digital it gives Central Banks new and powerful tools to monitor, tax, stimulate or influence society.  As with today’s fiat money, digital dollars, Yuan or Euros will be 100% centralized. 

Keynesian Economics is a school of thought that believes that government intervention in the form of increasing/decreasing the money supply can stabilize the economy. The theory advocates for government spending through public policies that aim to achieve full employment and price stability.  Most Western Central Banks today practice Keynesian Economics and utilize increases to the money supply to theoretically smooth business cycles.

Austrian Economics aligns more with Bitcoin philosophy and argues that government efforts to control the economic cycle invariably make it worse. Austrian economists believe that the less government interferes in free markets, the more soundly the economy grows.  It argues the manipulation of money supply distorts the allocation of capital and causes boom bust cycles to be more frequent and severe.   

Michael Saylor is the CEO of MicroStrategy ($MSTR), the first publicly listed company to adopt the Bitcoin Standard and convert its entire treasury of capital into Bitcoin.  MicroStrategy currently owns more than 90,000 Bitcoins. Saylor advocates for Bitcoin adoption by other institutions and helps guide CEOs and money managers through the process.   

A Bitcoin Maximalist is an individual who, like MicroStrategy, has adopted the Bitcoin Standard and converted their savings entirely into Bitcoin, shunning all other assets as a store of value.

The Stock-to-Flow model is an econometric model discovered by Plan B, which predicts Bitcoin’s price based on its scarcity, represented by the ratio of the existing supply of Bitcoin to how many new coins are being created. Because the supply of Bitcoin is absolute and reductions in the flow of new supply via the halvings are scheduled, the stock to flow ratio can be accurately predicted into the future. According to The Stock to Flow Model, the increasing price of Bitcoin since inception correlates strongly with the halving cycles and changes in the stock to flow ratio. The model predicts the likely price for Bitcoin after the last halving (2020) will reach approximately $100,000.

May 25, 2021
Coin Stories: Learn about Bitcoin's leading voices
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Coin Stories is an interview series dedicated to spreading knowledge about Bitcoin, the world of crypto and digital currencies. Journalist Natalie Brunell interviews some of the most influential voices in Bitcoin about their back stories and why they believe in the digital asset. 

Bitcoin's most influential advocates have been in the space for years, and during that time the cryptocurrency has had its booms and busts, but they remain steadfast in their belief that this technology will change our lives for the better. 

For more information about Natalie Brunell click here, and be sure to check out her other podcast, Career Stories, now in its third season. 

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May 25, 2021