The Bitcoin Podcast

The Bitcoin Podcast is a long form conversation format analysis on bitcoin, blockchain, ethereum and everything in between. Past guests include Andreas Antonopoulos, Roger Ver, Imogen Heap, Lil' B, Jon Fitch, Brock Pierce, Perianne Boring, James D'Angelo, Emin Gün Sirer, and more. Hosted by Marcello Milteer, Demetrick Ferguson, and Corey Petty.
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Jan 11, 2017

There’s something to be said about the bitcoin industry providing a physical onramp to cryptocurrency. That is in essence what On-Ramping with Dee provides to people — a familiar experience. This week another person in the hotseat, Sophia Dominguez, a Texas Tech alum, gets learnt! AOL Sucked, but it brought the Internet to the living room. Bitcoin needs the same thing, This podcast is NECESSARY PEOPLE! *screams with happiness* *passes out*

Jan 8, 2017

Remember when we talked about Ujo Music a few weeks back? Well, let's apply these services and get some feedback from an audience that could benefit from it. Our guest is a proud creative leader in the city of Austin, and obviously, a proud hip-hop artist who is striving to break into the industry. In 2015, Chris Omenihu founded Human Influence in order to create a platform on which to speak, sing and spread his message about cultural inclusivity. So if anyone can appreciate what we do, and take time out to listen to new technologies, it is him.

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Jan 5, 2017

Hackers in modern world are different. They regularly run marathons to figure out, who is the best of them in hacking Blockchain projects. Are they all criminals or programming scientists? Are they all dark personalities? Or are they looking at solving software vulnerabilities too? Roman Mandeleil, CEO & Founder of <>, participates in the development of decentralized applications and new technologies in business. Oh, and he just so happens to be our guest this week.

Jan 3, 2017

Bitcoin as a concept can be pretty intimidating for your average person. I understand. After I did deeper research, I got more comfortable with the concepts, but it was the generous community of bitcoiners that ended up selling me on the idea. Enter Demetrick, who takes unsuspecting, normal, everyday people and pitches bitcoin to them. Do they bite? Some will; some won't. This week Host #1 of The Bitcoin Podcast, Marcello, drags his wife into the hot seat. Strap in for another On-Ramping with Dee!

Jan 2, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, the boys (McKie, Dee, and Petty) sit down and chat with Joey Krug, Thiel Fellow and one of the main brains behind the Ethereum based prediction marketing, Augur. Don't know what Augur or Prediction Market's are? Come join us as we talk about Joey's vision for Augur use cases, Ethereum, and the Ethereum based eSports betting platform, If you're big into Finance or Wall St trading, this episode will likely get you salivating to give Augur a try this Summer.

Jan 1, 2017

You might see Vitalik Buterin's father, but what we see is a guy who likes to answer support emails and sometimes support calls as it gives him first-hand understanding of people's needs, which he feeds back to the design and development team, and uses in his role as a product manager. Someone like him adds value to our podcast, and we take full advantage of that. We ring in the new year by getting a forecast on this crypto space and chatting with Dmitry Buterin.

Dec 25, 2016

Have you seen the price of bitcoin? *screams with happiness* *passes out* Truely a holiday gift from above, we have lots to talk about. Picture now, a perfect cozy yule log fireplace scene, I just topped off your eggnog, and you're settled in for a nice long bitcoin conversation between friends. Elias Player, who just happens to be a listener who chats with us in our slack, is our guest this X-Mas day as we dive deep into all thing bitcoin.

Dec 22, 2016

Introducing a self-serving NEW show under The Bitcoin Podcast network wherein each episode Dee tries to take another human being, cold, and convince them to try bitcoin and answer any questions they may have. His first guest is his own sister! So, if this episode doesn't have any chemistry, it's their own damn fault! Welcome to the new series and enjoy!

Dec 18, 2016

For many people, music is what’s on the radio, and for some, music is therapy, a drug, and life itself. So yes, it is important to talk this week about how exactly blockchain means for Music. Nowadays people just expect blockchain technology to fix everything, but sometime between then and bedtime, the blockchain has made patching up the music industry its creative outlet. his week, we start by having the Co-founder of Ujo Music, Mr. Jesse Grushack on to tell us a bit more of this topic.

Dec 11, 2016

This episode is a behind the scenes unveiling for life after a purchased bitcoin. While browsing my Twitter feed I came across an entrepreneur who was trying to find more info using blockchain in his country. His country just happened to be Cambodia, which stands as the 15th most corrupt nation in the world. Perhaps it was fate which made us meet Rithy Thul, co-founder of Smallworld Cambodia. In addition, our special guest this week is Stephen Pair who has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries. He is the co founder and president of BitPay! Say Whaaa!

Dec 4, 2016

Lots to talk about this week as Marcello denounces his support for Augur over the lack of compassion the CEO has for a former employee who now fears for the safety of his life. In addition, a federal judge orders Coinbase to turn over bitcoin user data (audience gasps!) and since we love the boys over at, we invite their mentor Jack Tater on the show. Jack runs a leading market research firm, GEM Research Solutions, which provides market research services to all size businesses in numerous industries.

Dec 1, 2016

On this weeks episode of BlockChannel, host McKie and Dee interview creator of ZCash and cryptopgraphy legend, Zooko Wilcox. Dr. Corey Petty, host of The Bitcoin Podcast joins us as well in this interview as a guest host as we dive into use cases for zero-knowledge proofs, and encrypted messaging. Zooko even shares tips for "young, hip and fresh developers" to join the ZCash developer community. This episode is a must listen for anyone whose knowledge of ZCash

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Nov 30, 2016

ARK is launching its own Blockchain which aims to be a Bridge between other Blockchains such as Bitcoin, Lisk, Ethereum, Waves etc. and is aiming to help make the adoption process of Crypto Currencies move even faster by allowing users to use multiple blockchains in only one place, ARK. They provide users with innovative use cases through the development and integration of technologies that power the blockchain universe. Highly flexible and adaptable, ARK is a secure platform designed for mass adoption and will deliver the services that consumers want. Our guest today is Mike Doty who sees digital currencies as a means to promote a fair, decentralized economy dates back to the late 90s.

Nov 27, 2016

Coming back to the show is CEO Chris Horlacher! EDC is the company behind Equibit, a peer-to-peer securities registry that works alongside bitcoin and Bitmessage to deliver a complete investor relations service to private issuers. But, the epic and unpredictable adventures of John McAfee have taken their most startling turn yet: McAfee has been hired as the company’s chief security officer! However there was alot of miscommunication - Equibit issued a clarification to their previous press release to clarifying that McAfee would be only an adviser to the company’s board and not an actual employee. McAfee even said: “I regret the confusion." Also discussed amongst the boys: Is Morgan Stanley about to part ways with its banking brethren and R3?

Nov 20, 2016

100 episodes. 100 EPISODES! Milestone! This week we chat about Segwit and the ongoing story that the U.S. government filed a civil petition yesterday in federal court seeking disclosure of all Coinbase U.S. customers' records over a three year period. What does this mean for you? Also, joining us in the studio is porn legend Keni Styles! Be careful Googling the name, you’ll get an eyeful. This episode will give you the most unique perspective into the financial struggles of being unbanked in the digital era.

Nov 13, 2016

Shh, enough bitcoin noise. What‘s happening on the Ethereum Network? Alex Leverington from the Golem project joins Corey and Dee to talk about distributed computing. WTF is distributed computing? Listen to the episode and find out, duh. You’ll hear Corey in his element talking about coding and programming, which gives him the upper hand in this almost interrogation like interview.

Nov 11, 2016

On this week's episode, your boys McKie and Demetrick are hanging out with the creator of Javascript, former leader of the pack at Mozilla (ever used Firefox?), and now the CEO and Founder of our new favorite web browser, Brave, Brendan Eich (no big deal, I think we're on a roll - anyways). Enjoy some soulful jams from our friend Faruhdey, relax, kick back, and learn you something.

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Nov 10, 2016

According to the Land Title Association, 30% of of all title searches are found to have errors of some type. By ‘securing’ the information onto the Blockchain, it becomes a permanent public record, immutable and independent of any one company’s database.  This kind of clarity, efficiency and immutability of ownership records has ubiquitous benefits. Old buddies of the show Nathan Wosnack and Marina Reznik come on yet again to give us an update on!

Nov 6, 2016

If you bring up blockchain in a normal conversation, most people will immediately start thinking about bitcoin. Our guest(s) today, CTO James Lloyd and QuHarrison Terry, is the marketing director at Redox. He is a crucial person to have on the show because the dream was to universalize the sharing of data and revolutionize patient care. Yet standards have become fractionalized. Too many hurdles limit access, data remains elusive and sharing has become too cumbersome. This is the interoperability problem, and Redox solves it.

Oct 30, 2016

Buzzzzz — You’ll feel like a fly on the wall listening to this FIRE AF episode. Eavesdropping on the guys while they shoot the shit with no specific target in sight. The boys cover a wave of topics that merge one into another. It’s a nice change of pace and a pleasure hearing the guys talk-it-up amongst themselves. As per-usu, Corey does his best to keep the wondering minds that are Dee & Cello on topic, but not before touching on the strange and taboo videos on the net, bad investments and favorite words like 'nomenclature'. This episode give us the kind of knowledge that can only be gained by the expense of dedication and self sacrifice, saving you the hardships.

Oct 30, 2016

In the first installment of BlockChannel, hosts Steven McKie and Demetrick Ferguson embark on a journey of epic crypto proportions. First show debuts with an interview with Ethereum Co-Founder and Founder of ConsenSys, Joseph Lubin. Listen as Joe imbues your brain with Ethereum knowledge bombs, and info on various projects he's involved in. Plus, some dope jams by Faruhdey from his upcoming album "SO(u)L.


Oct 27, 2016

Given the current focus on blockchain development, it makes sense to support the development of decentralized applications. Wefunder’s BitPay integration allows ANYONE from cryptocurrency enthusiasts to mainstream investors to support companies using bitcoin, in full SEC compliance supported by Title III of the JOBS Act. The JOBS Act, passed earlier this year, has updated national securities laws to recognize modern modes of online capital raising and Airbitz is the first blockchain-focused company to take advantage of this. Airbitz, Bitcoin wallet provider and creator of the Edge Security SDK for decentralized apps, is announcing the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign and CEO Paul Puey comes back to the show (for the first time in 90 episodes, mind you) to talk shop.

Oct 23, 2016

The forever-in-the-making OpenBazaar trading platform has been one of 2016’s bright spots in the Bitcoin space. After over a quarter of a million downloads (I was one of them) and thousands of new store ideas taking over a decentralized, user-powered digital space, it is time for a second refresh, months in the making. After that we invite an old friend of the podcast on, Tony Sakich, to talk about rep tokens.

Oct 16, 2016

Nearing the ripe age of 50, Gavin Andresen graces us with an appearance as an expert on Bitcoin. He has worked on the project in some way or other since 2010 and is still one of its best-known figures. So we are in good company. One of his first public podcast chats since publicly backing Craig Wright (we don't need to get into that, do we?), we ask him the hard hitting questions and get some answers!

Oct 9, 2016

Ever since OpenBazaar was released, content creators immediately took a liking to this decentralized marketplace approach. For smaller artists and creators, monetization has always been a struggle. This is particularly true in the music industry, where competition is relentless and far too many middlemen want their cut. Myco, a group that can also be found on Bandcamp, has posted their new EP, Vinyl, and CD up for sale on OpenBazaar. They join us this week to talk all about it!

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