How Far We’ve Come (and How Much Stayed the Same)

A vintage episode that takes us all the way back to June 7 of 2013 for a look at how although much has changed, even more has stayed the same.

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Today’s show is from a time before the trillion (or even billion) dollar market cap; before Vitalik had ever spoken the word Ethereum; before Taproot, Segwit, stock-to-flow and the institutional investing thesis. In the early days, Bitcoin was the absolute state of the art and the basis for an entirely new and utterly revolutionary form of technology. This time you’ll get a peek at how we discussed it before everything that would happen had happened.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Original show notes for episode 14 (6/7/2013): ‘In Search of Goldilocks’

  • Listener mail: “Microtransaction-powered social networks”
  • Constance Choi, legal council at Payward brings us up to speed on Washington, D.C., FinCEN and Treasury
  • The retroactive bitcoin paywall
  • Counterintuitive: Smaller amounts equal larger transactions?
  • 1 megabyte blocks, good or bad?
  • Who needs banks? Zach Harvey of the Lamassu bitcoin vending machine
  • Full node clients vs. lite clients: Are federated servers the future?