This is the launch of the beginners guide to bitcoin podcasts.
In this first episode I have a wide-ranging conversation with Sam Odegbaro about the basics of bitcoin, blockchain and all things cryptocurrency. There will be a part 2 to this conversation in a weeks time.
We cover quite a lot, including:
What is Bitcoin?
What are cryptocurrencies?
What is the blockchain?
Blockchain governance — is there any existential risk?
Quantum computers and the risk they might pose to bitcoin in the future.
Please let me know your comments and what you liked / didn’t like about the episode.
I will read every comment and, based on that feedback, I’ll either stop or keep doing this podcast.
If you seem to like them, I promise to do at least 6 episodes in the next 1-2 months. Constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement are welcome in the comments below.
Selected links from the episode:
Movie about British cryptanalyst Alan Turing The Imitation Game
What is a hardware wallet?
Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System the original white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto
Fiat Currency: What It Is and Why It’s Better Than a Gold Standard by Jason Hall, The Motley Fool