SLP27 – Turning Stranded Natural Gas Into Bitcoin Mining Hashes, with Steve Barbour of Upstream Data

Upstream Data

Steve Barbour (Founder, Upstream Data) joins me to discuss how he is turning stranded natural gas into Bitcoin mining hashes. His HashGen product uses low value natural gas to improve the economics for Canadian Oil and Gas facilities, while powering Bitcoin mining ASICs. In this discussion we also talk about the ‘bitcoin energy use is wasted’ narrative, and how bitcoin mining was centralised in the past, but is now decentralising.

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SLP26 – Building Bitcoin services to last, with Jeremy Welch of Casa

Jeremy Welch ⚡️

Jeremy Welch (Founder of Casa) joins me in this episode to talk about crafting a business around the concept of safely storing bitcoin. We talk about the ethos of Casa, designing services for a sovereign individual, securing top tier talent, and Casa products.

Topics include:

  • Company Mission of Casa
  • Product type and ‘Built to Last’
  • Hiring talent in Bitcoin
  • Funding
  • Customer types
  • Product discussion (Casa Premium, and Casa Node)
  • Roadmap
  • Regulation
  • Altcoins

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Recent podcast/YouTube panel appearances

Some recent podcast and YouTube Bitcoin show panel appearances:

Bryan Berry’s Hot Air Podcast episode 2

Bitcoin News Show 1st October 2018 (Hosted by Vortex on the Crypto Cast Network)

I participated in Vortex’s panel show on the following topics:

  • Bitmain IPO
  • Bitcoin bug
  • Coinbase bundle

Adam Meister’s This week in Bitcoin 21st September 2018

I participated in Adam Meister’s panel show and discussed a few different topics:

  • Bitcoin Core bug
  • Lightning Network
  • Bitcoin storage

SLP25 – Taking Bitcoin Lightning Payment, and ‘earner adoption’, with Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill

Sergej Kotliar

Sergej Kotliar, CEO of Bitrefill joins me to discuss taking bitcoin and lightning payments as an online merchant. We talked about the challenges and benefits of doing this, particularly in how lightning network simplifies the user experience and reduces errors. In the second part of the episode, we talk about ‘earner adoption’ – the idea that bitcoin’s ecosystem can grow from people earning it.

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SLP24 – Wasabi Bitcoin Wallet & Bitcoin Privacy, with Adam Ficsor (nopara73)

nopara73

Adam Ficsor (nopara73), a Bitcoin privacy developer and CTO of zkSNACKs joins me to talk about his new wallet, Wasabi Wallet. We talk about:

  • Privacy being for everyone
  • Comparison with other privacy projects, such as Monero, or other Bitcoin mixing services
  • ZeroLink framework
  • How your Bitcoin Privacy can be broken
  • How chain analysis works
  • What Wasabi Wallet does to break chain analysis heuristics
  • Upcoming Wasabi Wallet launch

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