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Matthew Black, co-founder and CTO of Atomic Finance joins me to talk about earning yield in a self custodial way with DLCs. We get into all the questions and criticisms people might have: How does it work without being custodial? Where is the yield coming from? HODL only Different strategies available DLC security over time The future of Bitcoin Finance stephanlivera.com/519
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Have you wondered what it takes to be a long term HODLer? npub1rtlqca8 rejoins me on the show to talk about HODLer psychology, bitcoin culture, and what to expect going forward: Adoption waves Living on Bitcoin Overconfidence Mainstream culture Bitcoin Fixes This Jurisdictions Thoughts on next cycle https://stephanlivera.com/episode/515/
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Have you wondered what it takes to be a long term HODLer? npub1rtlqca8 rejoins me on the show to talk about HODLer psychology, bitcoin culture, and what to expect going forward: Adoption waves Living on Bitcoin Overconfidence Mainstream culture Bitcoin Fixes This Jurisdictions Thoughts on next cycle https://stephanlivera.com/episode/515/
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The next generation of Bitcoin Lightning wallets is here with Phoenix from ACINQ. Rejoining me is CTO of ACINQ, Bastien Teinturier to talk about how the team is innovating a great self custodial experience for bitcoin and lightning users: High Fee environment New Phoenix fee structure Splicing and what it enables Dual Funding Liquidity Ads Building on a smartphone app Can ACINQ steal from users? APO Biggest challenges Reasons to be optimistic https://stephanlivera.com/episode/513/
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Replying to npub17a0glnl
Thanks Lois, agree with this take, but I would also add - we don't have to care or focus so much on trying to go on shitcoiner shows per se, I see it as more about trying to reach out to other related or tangential communities who might be interested. Whether that's libertarians, macro people, gun advocates, personal finance and FIRE people, SMB, carnivore and keto communities, free private cities and so many more.
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Replying to npub1cllf97q
You can think of it as one type of sidechain - kind of miner-custodial sidechain. As contrasted with say, Liquid, a federated sidechain with 11 of 15 functionaries controlling the multi sig with the underlying BTC.
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Drivechain is a proposed soft fork that has faced a lot of criticism in the community, and Shinobi (Technical Editor of Bitcoin Magazine) joins me to discuss his critiques of the idea. We discuss: What is Drivechain How it works Miner centralisation Re orgs on sidechains T-shirt sales argument Stratum v2 “Miners can steal” Other soft fork ideas (e.g. APO, CTV) Multi Party Channels “First Develop with what we’ve got” https://stephanlivera.com/512
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Are Bitcoin’s 4 year cycles over? Vijay Boyapati rejoins me on the show to talk about his view of where things are in the economy. We chat: Recession? 18 month lag Risk on or risk off? Bitcoin as a macro asset 4 year cycles Is an ETF good for Bitcoin? Pacific Bitcoin https://stephanlivera.com/episode/508/
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Andrew Poelstra (Director of Research, Blockstream) has been around Bitcoin research and development for a long time, and has a lot of insight to share on Bitcoin research in this episode. For part 2 of my discussion with Andrew we focus more on bitcoin and cryptography research that the team are working on, and what it means for the future of Bitcoin: Cryptography Bulletproofs++ MuSig2 FROST Bitcoin Scripting Miniscript Simplicity CTV and APO Covenants: are they risky for Bitcoin? Transaction Introspection on Liquid https://stephanlivera.com/episode/507/
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A ‘paper computer’ for Bitcoin checksums and Shamir Secret Sharing may seem absurd, but that’s what we’re talking about in this episode! This project is a scheme to generate, encode, checksum, split and recover Bitcoin secret keys, using pencil, paper and lookup tables (alternately, volvelles). We discuss codex32 and the motivation behind it with Andrew Poelstra (Director of Research, Blockstream). Note this is the first of a two part episode. In this first part we discuss: Bitcoin private keys today Multi signature and Shamir Secret Sharing contrasted Where to keep shards or keys Error correction Risks with Hardware wallets (even though you should still use them) BIP39 vs codex32 Limitations of the paper computer (Volvelles) https://stephanlivera.com/episode/506/
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Replying to npub1r0ulyww
Yeah for sure, his economic and political writings are incredible. Try Theory of Socialism and Capitalism, or even just read some of his shorter articles on Mises.org - very compelling writer.
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CBDCs are a few years off, but govts are researching it now. An Australian CBDC Pilot report was released today, done by the RBA and DFCRC. Here are some things I noted from a quick look through it: - They're looking at functions like 'smart payments' e.g. to automate GST collection - They did explore 'direct control' with the pilot CBDC where the holder performs the tx in a non-custodial fashion. They also had other structures such as custodial and pooled ownership models for CBDC tokens. - Legal, regulatory, technical and operational issues were explored that they'd need to resolve before any kind of broader roll out. They acknowledge that serious exploration of this is years off. - They seem focused on tokenising things and trading them around atomically, even mentioning HTLCs (a concept used in Lightning network today). This also included some typical statist causes such as tokenised carbon credits, NSW 'biodiversity' credits. But also more general ideas like supplier invoices. As a Bitcoiner some reflections I have are that they're very focused on payments. Whereas the big shift I see with Bitcoin is that it's a new savings asset outside the state's control. Of course, with Bitcoin you can do payments, and the Bitcoin ecoystem will build out advanced functionality on lightning and payments, Discreet Log Contracts, and smarter scripting - but the mere fact that it's all based on a new unit of account is what makes Bitcoin unique. This is Bitcoin's unique selling point. So while TradFi can replicate faster payments and try to tokenise assets, the real story with Bitcoin is it is an alternative monetary system. Bitcoin is a monetary system that more and more people will want to be part of, because it offers an unrivaled level of freedom.
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SLP501 RGB Walkthrough with Dr Maxim Orlovsky We talk: - history and reason behind RGB - Client side validation - RGB ecosystem - what it can be used for - MyCitadel Wallet - What's next for RGB
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