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The Bitcoin Game

Summary: The Bitcoin Game, hosted by Rob Mitchell, is a podcast dedicated to exploring Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics. Part of the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network since 2014.

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 The Bitcoin Game #76: Andrew "Cybergibbons" Tierney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:15

Welcome to episode 76 of The Bitcoin Game, sponsored by eToro. Andrew Tierney, otherwise known online as Cybergibbons, hacks everything from oil rigs to Cryptocurrency hardware wallets. We conducted this interview a bit before COVID-19 took over the planet, back when we were more worried about malware than going to the grocery store without an N95 mask. Andrew and I discuss hacking hardware wallets, IoT devices, home routers, his day job as a hacker for hire, and other stuff too.

 The Bitcoin Game #75: 2014 Interview with Dr. Jochen "Johoe" Hoenicke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:52

Welcome to The Bitcoin Game, sponsored by eToro. I'm Rob Mitchell. One of my favorite old interviews is an exclusive with Dr. Jochen "Johoe" Hoenicke, the 2014 Bitcoin Hero. He rescued insecure Bitcoin from wallets. A bit after this 2014 interview, Johoe responsibly published a side-channel attack on a TREZOR, which led to Satoshi Labs hiring him. Enjoy my first "rebroadcast" to celebrate 75, the only audio interview with Johoe that I'm aware of. Full show notes & links at

 The Bitcoin Game #74: David Jevans of CipherTrace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:29

Welcome to episode 74 of The Bitcoin Game, sponsored by eToro. A few facts about David Jevans: In the late '90s, David attended monthly Cypherpunk meetups in Palo Alto. David hired Nick Szabo to help with IronKey (David's previous business, a secure USB product). And David is currently the founder and CEO of CipherTrace, one of the big three "blockchain analysis" companies. Find complete show notes and links at

 The Bitcoin Game #73: Tim Pastoor, P2P Identity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:32

Tim Pastoor has been focused on peer-to-peer identity and reputation systems for the past five years, supporting Martti Malmi's work in the space (Martti was the first coder to work with Satoshi on Bitcoin). Twitter's Jack Dorsey recently got tons of attention promoting the goal of decentralized social media, and P2P identity may well be the base layer for such projects. Please check the full show notes with links at

 The Bitcoin Game #72: eToro's Guy Hirsch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:20

Welcome to episode 72 of The Bitcoin Game. I had the opportunity to speak with Guy Hirsch (USA Managing Director for eToro) at the CIS conference in Los Angeles. My plan was to grab some sound bites from Guy to use as part of eToro's sponsorship. But I couldn't help but ask a bunch of questions I had about the platform. The interview was interesting and informative enough that I decided to release it as an episode. Complete show notes and links at The

 The Bitcoin Game #71: Brian Lockhart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:31

I met Brian Lockhart while having lunch at Bitcoin 2019 this summer. Brian recently joined the team at Casa, which happened to have just released details on the Node 2. So this seemed like the perfect time to have Brian as a guest. I learned a lot from Brian, including how Bitcoin got on his radar, his five-year Bitcoin Rip Van Winkle experience, and the Casa Node 2. We also review some recently highlighted security trade-offs with the Node, as well as my own case of Lightning fever.

 The Bitcoin Game #70: Michael Flaxman, Securing Bitcoin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:41

Welcome to episode 70 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm always wanting to learn things via my podcast, and hopefully it helps others learn too. So when I heard Michael Flaxman on Stephan Livera's podcast, I thought he was such a compelling guest that I just had to have him on The Bitcoin Game. In this episode we dive into details about Bitcoin, security, and multisig. Find a bunch of relevant links and complete episode notes at:

 The Bitcoin Game #69: Doug Scribner's Smart ATM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:31

Doug Scribner has been in the scene a long time, and he recalls buying Bitcoin at Porcfest from Charlie Shrem, Erik Voorhees, and Roger Ver. His first major project, WatchMyBit, was a bit ahead of its time (pun unintended). Now he's focused on Vault Logic, a multi-purpose, Bitcoin-capable, "Smart ATM" hardware and software platform. Full show notes with relevant links at

 The Bitcoin Game #68: Paul Sztorc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:53

Welcome to episode 68 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I introduced myself to Paul Sztorc at Bitcoin 2019and asked him if he'd be up for an interview. I was thrilled that he gave me an unqualified "yes." This ended up being, my longest interview of the conference, and I appreciate that Paul was willing to hang out with me for a big chunk of the second day of the event. I really feel like I got to know Paul in this longest episode I've released in awhile. Show notes & links at

 The Bitcoin Game #67: Eric Martindale and Fabric | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:45

Welcome to episode 67 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Eric Martindale is a hardcore cypherpunk hacker. We get some details about Eric's past and present, including the well-known Bitcoin companies Eric has worked for, and Fabric, a decentralized, peer-to-peer protocol, created with the goal of replacing our current broken internet. For full show notes and links, please visit

 The Bitcoin Game #66: Jeremy Rubin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:49

Welcome to episode 66 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Jeremy Rubin is a fascinating guy who has contributed a ton to Bitcoin. We review Jeremy's background, discuss his current project (a BIP intended to aid with scaling pressures), and we revisit his controversial idea of a Bitcoin reorg in the wake of the recent Binance hack. And a lot more! Jeremy provides some pretty compelling content; I bet you'll enjoy this interview. Complete show notes and links at

 The Bitcoin Game #65: Jimmy Song | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:31

I just got back from the Bitcoin 2019 conference in San Francisco. I’m really glad I decided to attend after taking a long break from conferences, as I had a great time and got some really good interviews. I’m going to release them in the order I recorded them, so up first is Jimmy Song. Please check out the full show notes page for links and more info, at

 The Bitcoin Game #64: Farbood Nivi of Coinmine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:29

I was intrigued by a device called a Coinmine, which I saw mentioned on Twitter. I found out the company's headquarters is near me in Los Angeles, and I was able to set up an interview with Coinmine's CEO and co-founder, Farbood Nivi. Please visit this episodes show notes page at for more info, links, and discount codes.

 The Bitcoin Game #63: John Carvalho | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:23

Welcome to episode 63 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. John Carvalho has been making waves in Bitcoin for a number of years, never afraid to mix it up regarding cryptocurrency topics. From content creator to entrepreneur to chief communications officer at Bitrefill, John is a very active player in the world of Bitcoin. We cover a wide range of topics in this interview. Complete show notes at

 The Bitcoin Game #62: Michel Rauchs of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:55

Michel Rauchs is the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). For the past few years, Michel has devoted his life to studying the space, and he's been a big part of several comprehensive studies that dig into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You'll see Michel and his reports cited in tons of articles, particularly those that focus on Bitcoin's energy use. Complete show notes with links at


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