Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, Cypherpunk & Cryptographer, and inventor of hashcash (cited in Bitcoin’s whitepaper) joins me in this episode. We talk about the new update to Blockstream satellite, Tim May, and Bitcoin Privacy.


  • Blockstream satellite background
  • How Blockstream satellite works
  • Making Lightning payments to deliver encrypted messages via satellite
  • The need for censorship resistance
  • Tips on setting up Blockstream satellite
  • Thoughts on Tim May’s recent passing
  • Pay 2 End Point
  • Confidential Transactions and associated tradeoffs
  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Resistant Crypto
  • Other privacy improvements coming to Bitcoin
  • Technical Fundamentals of Bitcoin

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