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Interview: How Bittr Reopened In Europe

In this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Ruben Waterman of Bittr explained how his bitcoin DCA app relaunched in Europe.

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On this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Christian Keroles sat down with Bitcoin entrepreneur Ruben Waterman.

Waterman innovated in the Bitcoin exchange space with his company Bittr by being one of the first minimalist dollar-cost average (DCA) Bitcoin apps around. Bittr unfortunately had to shut down in 2020 due to heavy-handed regulation and uncertain enforcement from the EU’s fifth anti-money laundering directive (AMLD5). AMLD5 would have forced Bittr, run by a tiny team, to take on an enormous amount of compliance regulation and overhead work. Due to this, Bittr had to shut down, but Waterman did not lose hope altogether. After a brief break, Waterman returned to find a path and partnerships to resurrect his Bitcoiner-friendly DCA business.

After a year of struggle, Waterman has found a way to bring Bittr back to Europe. The app allows users to DCA straight from their bank accounts to their self-custody Bitcoin wallets. There is never any custody provided by Waterman and very minimal KYC requirements for bitcoiners trying to accumulate slowly over time.

“Bittr indicated that users no longer need to provide a phone number, they can sign messages with their wallets, extended public keys (xPubs) have been removed and PGP-encrypted email support has been added,” as Bitcoin Magazine reported on Bittr’s relaunch in May.

Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Ruben Waterman.

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Interview: The Epic Of Bitcoin With Allen Farrington

Allen Farrington joined the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast” to discuss his articles and Bitcoin’s cultural alignments.

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Prior to the Bitcoin 2021 conference, “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast” host Christian Keroles sat down with keynote speaker and incredible Bitcoin thinker Allen Farrington for one of his very first podcasts appearances. This interview covered two of Farrington’s seminal works and why Farrington prefers to investigate Bitcoin’s cultural and literature alignments over the typical framing of economics, trading and technology.

First, Keroles and Farrington dove into the latter’s article, “The Capital Strip Mine.” The article is a roughly 30-minute read and it dives into why the current fiat system is effectively strip mining the U.S. and current financial system of its resources. Farrington compares what is going on in capital markets to the strip mining techniques that have become popular in the modern day. Farrington laments that, because of fiat money’s poor incentives, civilization has taken on a growth-at-all-costs mentality and has thrown away all regard for long-term thinking and preservation.

Second, they got into Farrington’s blockbuster article” Bitcoin Is Venice, Bitcoin Is.” In this article, Farrington educates the reader about the anomaly that is Venice, Italy at its peak. Venice was a magical mixture of sound money, capitalism and free society when many of its neighbors were still operating in futility. Venice, in contrast to other large cities, was a bastion for the arts, wealth and thought. Farrington details how Bitcoin’s sounds and fair monetary properties provide a framework for humanity to return back to Venice-like conditions and hopefully prosperity.

Lastly, Keroles and Farrington discussed Farrington’s plan’s for his now live Bitcoin 2021 keynote presentation titled, “The Milk Of Paradise: Bitcoin And The Western Canon.” The speech discussed how Western literature, culture and historical lessons can all be fit into the values and properties that Bitcoin codifies into a physical network on nodes that maintain consensus in a decentralized way. Please enjoy this fascinating conversation with Allen Farrington. 

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Interview: The Pleb’s Bitcoin Development Fund With Ben Price

On this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with Ben Price of Bitcoin development project Open Sats.

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On this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with Ben Price of Bitcoin development project Open Sats. 

Price is a Bitcoin pleb who left Visa to work on funding open-source software development. He created Open Sats, a 100% pass-through nonprofit for allowing Bitcoiners to donate to open-source development in a taxed-advantaged way. The Open Sats platform has a page that allows users to regularly donate to independent developers or projects listed on Open Sats, or they can donate to a general fund which is allocated by the board of directors. The board consists of Price, Matt Odell, Udi, Janine, James O’Beirne and several other well-known Bitcoiners.

Keroles and Price discussed the process of creating the nonprofit and the challenges they encountered. Price emphasises why 100% pass-through is a major differentiator and thanked several partners that enabled the project to operate with no expenses, including the entire board of directors. Price discussed its 100% BTC-denominated policy and how Open Sats will hold all funds in bitcoin and distribute all donations in bitcoin exclusively.

The project is optimized to help Bitcoiners dollar-cost donate to the best projects in the Bitcoin space and to do so in a Bitcoin-forward way.

Source: Bitcoin magazine

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Bitcoin 2021: The Bitcoin Macro Landscape

Trey Lockerbie, Preston Pysh, Jeff Booth, Mark Yusko and Greg Foss sat down to discuss the Bitcoin macroeconomic landscape.

This conference session took place on day two of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Experience the #Bitcoin2021 party from anywhere in the world by joining our conversation on Telegram, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of the latest Bitcoin news and all the happenings at Bitcoin 2021.

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In this exciting Bitcoin 2021 conference panel, several major players in the macroeconomic analysis world take part in a discussion on the macro backdrop of Bitcoin. Preston Pysh, Trey Lockerbie, Jeff Booth, Mark Yusko and Greg Foss all share their own thoughts on what the future may hold for the industry.

Pysh started the panel off with a fiery opener, stating, “If you don’t want to participate in Bitcoin, you’re canceling yourself.”

The group appeared to agree that the environment surrounding fiat currencies is in a continued decline, and that there was no cushion to the crash that may come from fiat currencies. Jeff Booth stated, “If the system fails, it fails spectacularly.”

Greg Foss made it clear that, “Bitcoin is the best asymmetric trade opportunity I’ve seen in thirty years of trading risk.”

The panel was bullish, informative and extremely compelling in substance. 

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Source: Bitcoin magazine

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Bitcoin 2021 Fireside: Michael Saylor And Max Keiser

The Bitcoin legend Max Keiser is joined by Michael Saylor, dubbed “Gigachad” by the pleb community, in this Bitcoin 2021 Fireside.

This conference session took place on day one of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the Bitcoin 2021 day two YouTube live stream now. Experience the #Bitcoin2021 party from anywhere in the world by joining our conversation on Telegram, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of the latest Bitcoin news and all the happenings at Bitcoin 2021.

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In this extremely fun and wildly popular Bitcoin 2021 fireside chat, Michael Saylor and Max Keiser discussed various topics in relation to the bitcoin industry, and their expectations for the future. The two legends of the bitcoin community had much to say in regards to the current state of the space.

On the amazing impact Bitcoin will have on the world, Saylor said, “For the first time in history, we can grant property rights to seven billion people.”

In response to being questioned about his recent actions surrounding bitcoin’s energy consumption and mining councils, Saylor said, “I think bitcoin is an extraordinarily disruptive technology to the entire energy industry,” and that “bitcoin is the highest value use of renewable energy.”

Although the answer may not have been exactly what the crowd was hoping Saylor would comment, it did highlight his perspective on how bitcoin will impact the energy industry. 

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Source: Bitcoin magazine

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Bitcoin 2021: Bringing Bitcoin Innovation Home To America

Allan Stevo, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) discussed their ideas for bringing innovation to America.

This conference session took place on day one of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the Bitcoin 2021 day two YouTube live stream now. Experience the #Bitcoin2021 party from anywhere in the world by joining our conversation on Telegram, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of the latest Bitcoin news and all the happenings at Bitcoin 2021.

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In this Bitcoin 2021 conference speaker session, the conference had the pleasure of hosting two United States government officials, Senator Cynthia Lummis and Representative Warren Davidson, alongside Allan Stevo, author of The Bitcoin Manifesto. They discussed “Bringing Bitcoin Innovation Home To America,” talking about what they can do to entice investors and entrepreneurs to their country, as well as protect their investment.

“If we don’t protect private wallets, someone is going to try to ban them…I wish people were as adamant about protecting the right to privacy as they were about the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms,” warned Rep. Davidson. His warning resonated with a group which defends the right to privacy ferociously.

Senator Lummis spoke of a potential bitcoin backed reserve currency; “It’s important to have bitcoin underpinning the US dollar, as a store of value, the way gold used to be.”

Although this idea and many of the others discussed may not be entirely accepted by Bitcoiners, who generally do not accept the government, it was extremely interesting to hear from two policy makers. 

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Interview: Surfing The Bitcoin Wave With Bethany Hamilton And Adam Dirks

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks joined Matt Odell on the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast.”

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For this special edition of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Matt Odell sat down with Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks.

Hamilton is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which she lost her left arm, before ultimately returning to professional surfing. Hamilton and Dirks both take faith very seriously and when they read “Thank God For Bitcoin” by Jimmy Song and several other Bitcoiners, they started to understand the case for why corrupt money is bad for humanity and how Bitcoin redeems sound money for the world.

“There’s something interesting about Bitcoin where you have to be almost ready for it, ready to hear it,” Dirks explained. “And what it took was that kind of ‘rock bottom’ moment in life and for us that was the pandemic hitting and then our salary getting cut in half. We started questioning everything that’s going on in the government and then we started going down the rabbit hole.”

Both Hamilton and Dirks started taking Bitcoin much more seriously after the book and have recently come out publicly in support of the Bitcoin movement. To Hamilton and Dirks, Bitcoin offers common sense in a financial world that has lost its way.

Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation between Hamilton, Dirks and Odell.

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Bitcoin 2021: The Elusive Bitcoin ETF

Annemarie Tierney, Ryan Louvar, Matt Hougan Steve McClurg and Rep. Warren Davidson discussed Bitcoin ETFs in this session.

This conference session took place during Whale Day at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the Bitcoin 2021 day one YouTube live stream and one for the Bitcoin 2021 day two YouTube live stream now.

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In this Bitcoin 2021 Whale Day speaker session, Annemarie Tierney, Ryan Louvar, Matt Hougan, Steve McClurg and Rep. Warren Davidson discussed “The Elusive Bitcoin ETF,” during a time when there has been an exponential increase in the amount of ETFs proposed.

Indeed, institutional adoption is rising, and a bitcoin ETF would only open the doors to increased investment in the industry.

“If all the world’s governments are printing fiat, and there’s one standard with a limited supply, that’s an important thing for portfolios and companies’ balance sheets. To have investment products that allow you easy access to that is key, and ETFs provide that” – Steve McClurg

Increasing institutional adoption is reliant on regulation, but it may be anticipated that more is to come, as,  according to Rep. Warren Davidson, “I’ve got a partner in the senate, Sen. Cynthia Lummis now.” 

The entire panel was clearly optimistic for the future of bitcoin ETFs in the short and long term. If an ETF were to be approved, it could be expected to bring in large amounts of institutional investment. 

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Source: Bitcoin magazine

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Why Playmate Jessica Vaugn Is Coming To Bitcoin 2021

Playmate Jessica Vaugn discussed her interest in Bitcoin and the upcoming Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami on June 4 and 5.

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Freelance model, makeup artist and photographer Jessica Vaugn, best known for her work with Playboy, started tumbling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole in 2020. She said it completely changed her life and the way she views the world. As a freelancer, she’s always been keen on making independent choices. But it wasn’t until the pandemic lockdowns, she said, that she realized government-run economic systems limit her personal freedoms.

Now, thanks to a penchant for books like “The Bitcoin Standard” and networking with bitcoiners on Twitter, Vaugn says she’s using bitcoin to hedge against the risks of government overreach and inflation. She’s not worried about price volatility, since she’s not hoping to get rich quickly by trading cryptocurrencies. She’s only interested in bitcoin, not anything else in the sea of digital assets, because that’s what she feels is most aligned with her ideological perspective. She said that the Bitcoin ethos is all about freedom, privacy and security. And considering the strict pandemic protocols forced on the residents of Los Angeles over the past year, those values have become more important to her now than ever before.

For Vaugn, 2021 is a year of investing in herself by growing her newfound Bitcoin knowledge to reshape her career. As Hollywood unions tighten their grip on work opportunities in Los Angeles, Vaugn is flying to Miami to meet experts from the Bitcoin community. She’s not sure what the future holds, but she does know having custody of her own bitcoin can offer peace of mind in uncertain times. If you can’t join the conference in Miami, tune in via YouTube, then follow #Bitcoin2021 on Twitter and Instagram. Plus, you can join our conversation on Telegram and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all the happenings at Bitcoin 2021.

Next stop, Bitcoin 2021 in Miami! 

Source: Bitcoin magazine

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The Institutional Landscape For Bitcoin With Cathie Wood And Anthony Scaramucci

In this Bitcoin Magazine Podcast episode, Cathie Wood and Anthony Scaramucci discuss the current macroeconomic backdrop of Bitcoin.

This podcast episode was inspired by the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure to set reminders for the Bitcoin 2021 day one YouTube live stream as well as the day two live stream now.

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Cathie Wood (Founder and CEO of Ark Invest)

Anthony Scaramucci (Founder of SkyBridge Capital)

Moderators:

Christian Keroles (Managing Director of Bitcoin Magazine)

Dylan LeClair (Head of Research at Bitcoin Magazine)

Welcome to a very special Bitcoin 2021-inspired panel on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast. This week, Christian Keroles co-hosted with Dylan Leclair, Head of Research at Bitcoin Magazine. They hosted a stacked panel with two legendary investors in the Bitcoin space: Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of Ark Invest, and Anthony Scaramucci, Founder of Skybridge Capital. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, May 25 after a historically bloody weekend of negative price action. We kicked off the conversation discussing the recent volatility in bitcoin’s price and how institutional clients are reacting to it. Scaramucci strongly emphasised that institutions have only just begun to enter into the space. Wood concurred, following this with the idea that many institutions were afraid of “top ticking” bitcoin and thus that the recent correction was healthy and desirable from an institutional perspective.

We moved on to a discussion of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) themes and the recent negative press bitcoin received due to comments made by Elon Musk. Both Wood and Scaramucci believe that the environment is important but also that Bitcoin’s incentive structure will continue to push it further toward renewables.

Lastly, we dove into the macro market conditions that investors need to take into account when assessing bitcoin’s potential market. Wood and Scaramucci took turns breaking down the implications of negative yield debt, “the everything bubble”, deflation and intermingled counterparty risk that all market participants are exposed to.

We closed out with bitcoin price predictions for the year. Please enjoy this fantastic panel with the legendary Cathie Wood and Anthony Scaramucci.

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Source: Bitcoin magazine