April 19, 2022

The Soul of Bitcoin with Aaron Koenig

The Soul of Bitcoin with Aaron Koenig

Aaron Koenig, a Bitcoin pioneer, entrepreneur, consultant, writer and film producer specialising in Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, discusses the early days of Bitcoin, the evolving Bitcoin community, the memes of Bitcoin, the art world of Bitcoin, and much more.


My guest today is my good friend Aaron Koenig. Aaron is a Bitcoin pioneer, entrepreneur, consultant, writer and film producer, specialising in Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. His company Bitfilm creates short commercial films for clients, most of them Bitcoin and Blockchain start-ups. He has been actively promoting Bitcoin and Blockchain technology since June 2011 by writing about it and by organising events and meetups. He has also been a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences. Aaron is the author of the books A Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin and Austrian Economics and Cryptocoins - Investing in Digital Currencies. Aaron holds a master in communication and marketing from the Berlin University of the Arts, Aaron has been working in the creative internet industry since 1994. He has created websites for clients such as MTV, ARD German Television, Die Zeit, Der Stern, Milka Chocolate and many others. His company Bitfilm has been working in production, distribution and event management for clients such as Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Kabel NRW, Swisscom, Nokia, Microsoft, Adobe, Intel, Apple, Axel Springer and many more. We discuss a variety of topics including the early days of Bitcoin, the evolving Bitcoin community, the memes of Bitcoin, the art world of Bitcoin, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing the early days of Bitcoin. Aaron discusses how he started the Bitcoin Exchange Berlin and the culture of the early days of Bitcoin. We discuss the evolution of the Bitcoin community and how the culture continues to evolve. We also discuss how the core principles of the Bitcoin culture continue to be strong and continue to power the community. Our conversation transitions to discuss the most meaningful memes of Bitcoin and how they help drive the narrative and principles of Bitcoin forward. The next major topic of discussion centered around the art world of Bitcoin. We discuss how NFTs are enabling regular artists to make a living off of their art. Aaron shares details about his upcoming art exhibit that will have pieces that embody various legendary Bitcoin memes. We finish our conversation by discussing the importance of art to Bitcoin’s history. Please enjoy my conversation with Aaron Koenig.

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