Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast
Marty Bent

Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in Bitcoin", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.

Join Marty as he sits down with Patricia, a designer focused on bringing better experiences to Bitcoin, to discuss: - Designing in an open source environment - How bad design can turn people away - Observing how users interact in ways one doesn't expect - How to gather feedback on open source software design - A call to action for new designers - Bitcoin provides a wide open slate to bring design innovation to market - Skating - much more Follow Patricia on Twitter Check out the Bitcoin Design Guide Join the Design Slack Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins - Daniel's thread Compass Mining

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - el salvador announces bitcoin city and a bitcoin bond - US 'pauses' relations with el salvador - OBJ to convert his entire yearly salary to bitcoin - samsung to build $17B chip factory in texas - fold partners with pokemon go creator niantic - lnd v0.14.0-beta - electrs v0.9.3 - btcpayserver v1.3.6 - mercury wallet v0.4.53 - simple bitcoin wallet v2.4.19 - seedsigner v0.4.5 - btcpayserver v1.3.6 - sphinx relay v2.2.2 - ledger live desktop v2.35.2 - lnd v0.14.0 is not compatible with other implementations - gemini sponsors fanquake - how to verify dice rolls on seedsigner - compact block filters deep dive - amazon does not want you to have

EPISODE: 45 BLOCK: 711009 PRICE: 1752 sats per dollar TOPICS: the future of mobile lightning wallets, federated chaumian ecash, el salvador experience, hosted channels, IMMORTAN, simple bitcoin wallet, lightning liquidity, private routing, user experience, better wallet names, jupiter has a lot of moons @ericsirion: https://twitter.com/@ericsirion @akumaigorodski: https://twitter.com/akumaigorodski @fiatjaf: https://twitter.com/fiatjaf   Streamed live every tuesday:   https://citadeldispatch.com twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch​ bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch​  support the show: https://tippin.me/@odell stream sats to the show: https://podcastindex.org/apps join the sphinx tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/citadeldispatch

Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Hill, co-founder of Start9 Labs, to discuss: - EmbassyOS v0.3.0 - Lessons learned from v0.1.0 and v0.2.0 - Focusing on onboarding younger people - Personal AI - Philosophy - Nihilism v. Optimism - much more Follow Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/_MattHill_ Check out Start9 Labs - https://start9.com/ Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins - Daniel's thread Compass Mining

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - taproot activates successfully at block 609732 - muun wallet adds taproot support  - SEC rejects VanEck spot bitcoin etf  - Perth Heat baseball team adopts the bitcoin standard  - crypto dot com spends $700M to rename Staples Center for 20 years  - tether announces new subsidiary 'Synonym' to bring tokens and other features to lightning  - Senators Wyden and Lummis submit bill to restrict bitcoin tax reporting rules in infrastructure bill   - Senator Cruz submits bill to repeal bitcoin portion of infrastructure bill  - IRS expects billions of dollars worth of 'crypto' seizures next year  - btcpayserver v1.3.5 - lnd v0.14.0-beta - mercury wallet v0.4.51 - simple bitcoin wallet v2.4.18 - immortan v0.5.6 - fully noded v0.2.30 - umbrel

Join Marty as he sits back down with Whitney Webb to discuss: - The plan to securitize the natural world - Why a botched vaccine passport rollout is important - The looming food and energy shortages - How to reach both sides of the political aisle - The plan to monopolize the extraction of rare earth metals - Bankers taking over governments - much more Follow Whitney on Twitter Support her work Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins - Daniel's thread Compass Mining

Join Marty as he sits down with John Carvalho to discuss Synonym's emergence from stealth mode. - Why did he build Synonym - What is it? - Building reputation systems - Tokens on Lightning - Slashtags - Building truly unstoppable apps - much more Check out Synonym Follow Synonym on Twitter Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins - Daniel's thread Compass Mining

EPISODE: 44 BLOCK: 710040 PRICE: 1647 sats per dollar TOPICS: random number generators and why they are important when securing bitcoin, history of backdoors, compromises, and poor implementations, multisig tradeoffs, hardware wallet tradeoffs, mitigations to reduce your risk @waxwing: https://x0f.org/@waxwing @raw_avocado: https://twitter.com/raw_avocado   Streamed live every tuesday:   https://citadeldispatch.com twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch​ bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch​  support the show: https://tippin.me/@odell stream sats to the show: https://podcastindex.org/apps join the sphinx tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/citadeldispatch

Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Rhedrick, author of From Bars to Bitcoin, to discuss: - How a high time preference decision landed Justin in prison - The prison economy - Getting out of prison and diving into Bitcoin - Teaching people about low time preference - How Bitcoin has changed Justin's life - How to explain Bitcoin - much more Follow Justin on Twitter Check out From Bars to Bitcoin Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - taproot activates in two days (block 709632)  - new bitcoin all time high - miami to airdrop bitcoin to residents  - complaints about compass mining  - btcpayserver v1.3.4 - specter desktop v1.7.1 - mercury wallet v0.4.48 - lnd v0.13.4-beta - umbrel v0.4.7 - nix bitcoin v0.0.58 - bitcoinblackfriday.org - robinhood data breach impacts 7 million customers  Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

EPISODE: 43 BLOCK: 708970 PRICE: 1501 sats per dollar TOPICS: bitcoin for beginners, acquiring bitcoin, tradeoffs, dangers of KYC, holding your own keys, using your own node, transaction fees, utxo management and labeling, coinjoin, lightning, multisig, common mistakes and questions   @BitcoinQ_A: https://twitter.com/BitcoinQ_A https://citadeldispatch.com/help/ https://bitcoiner.guide/ Streamed live every tuesday:   https://citadeldispatch.com twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch  bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch   support the show: https://tippin.me/@odell stream sats to the show: https://podcastindex.org/apps join the sphinx tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/citadeldispatch

Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Rezvani, founder of Zion, to discuss: - Surviving brain surgery - A new lease on life - Founding and selling an influencer marketing company by 27 - Building a social media app on the Lightning Network - Pushing the Lightning Network to its limits - Forking the Sphinx codebase - The ills of the advertising industry - much more Follow Justin on Twitter Check out Zion Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining  

Join Marty as he sits down with Texas Slim, founder of the Texas Beef Initiative, to discuss: - Texas history - How Monsanto ruined our food - Monocropping - The Texas Beef Initiative - Regenerative farming - How the Regime is trying to make us nutritionally bankrupt - much more Check out the Texas Beef Initiative Substack Follow Texas Slim on Twitter Check out the Oshi App Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - lightning channel jamming research  - largest bank in australia to add bitcoin payments  - Miami mayor to take next paycheck in bitcoin, NYC mayor elect to take first three paychecks in bitcoin  - aaron rodgers to get paid in bitcoin  - Navajo Nation mining bitcoin  - african bitcoin startup chipper cash raises $150M  - mercury wallet v0.4.45 - btcpayserver v1.3.1 - electrs v0.9.2 - nix-bitcoin v0.0.57 - sparrow wallet v1.5.2 - rust lightning v0.0.103 - c-lightning v0.10.2 - wasabi wallet v1.1.13.0 - phoenix v1.4.19 - nth key v1.0.6 - hexa wallet v2.0.0 - compass mining doubles capacity with new

Join Marty as he sits down with Alexander Leishman, CEO & CEO of River Financial, to discuss: - River adding mining services - What does the future of bitcoin exchanges look like? - The Metaverse - The physical world - The TSA - Federal travel mandates - Population domination - The CIA - Engaging in politics; how to do it - much more Follow Alex on Twitter Check out River Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

EPISODE: 42 BLOCK: 707898 PRICE: 1577 sats per dollar TOPICS: security focused bitcoin nodes   @nixbitcoinorg: https://twitter.com/nixbitcoinorg @n1ckler: https://twitter.com/n1ckler @seardsalmon: https://twitter.com/seardsalmon Streamed live every tuesday:   https://citadeldispatch.com twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch​ bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch​  support the show: https://tippin.me/@odell stream sats to the show: https://podcastindex.org/apps join the sphinx tribe: https://tribes.sphinx.chat/t/citadeldispatch

Join Marty as he sits down with John Carvalho to discuss: - John's Chinese mining theory - Is bitcoin divisible? - The UTXO set - The Lightning Network - Public mining companies - Holding your own keys - much more Follow John on Twitter Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

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Marty and Matt sit down with their good friend @arbedout to discuss: - Joining Unchained Capital  - Writing a book - Has Lightning been attacked? - Is Tor reliable? - Is Bitcoin sufficiently robust without robust alternative transaction relay networks? - How are we going to transition from HTLCs to PTLCs - much more Follow @arbedout on Twitter Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins Compass Mining

This week Marty and Matt discuss: - FATF releases updated guidance  - el salvador now holds 1120 bitcoin  - river launches hosted mining service  - blockstream sponsors minimint  - btcpay v1.3.0  - sparrow v1.5.2  - nix-bitcoin v0.0.55 - specter diy v1.6.1 - joininbox v0.6.3 - simple bitcoin wallet v2.2.17 - umbrel v0.4.6 - immortan v0.3.6 - bisq v1.7.5 - BlueWallet v6.2.12 - voltage releases Flow, an easy to use interface for Lightning Pool  - umbrel raises $3M in seed round  Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins