Sept. 3, 2019

Blockstream’s Samson Mow on the Art of Trolling, the Bitcoin Civil War, and the Big Block Bandwagon

Blockstream’s Samson Mow on the Art of Trolling, the Bitcoin Civil War, and the Big Block Bandwagon

Samson Mow and Charlie Shrem discuss Bitcoin surviving China’s attempts to stifle it and the quirkiness of the crypto space.


Charlie and Blockstream’s Samson Mow discuss Bitcoin surviving China’s attempts to stifle it and the quirkiness of the crypto space, including:The Bitcoin Deep StateFees and Network SecurityTroll Armies and Why There’s Not One for Bitcoin Bitcoin Blockchain, Liquid and LightningThe False Narrative Around Bitcoin Energy UseThe Uncalculated Energy Use of Gold and FiatThe Trade Off Between Privacy and ConvenienceThe Big Block BandwagonBitcoin.com Bait and SwitchBags, Hope and Maintaining the Party LineBlockstream and SatelliteMass Adoption of The Lightning NetworkThe Importance of Bitcoin as a Settlement System, Not a Payment SystemHow Proof of Stake Degrades Over Time

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