The Bitcoin podcast for OGs and intermediates.

If you've been in Bitcoin for a while and you feel like you've outgrown all the newbie content out there, then Bitcoin Takeover Podcast is here to help you take your knowledge to the next level. Through Bitcoin Takeover, you're going to find out about people who work on some of the most innovative and interesting projects in the space. You'll also hear stories from OGs who talk about Bitcoin in the early days. And while the show won't give you investment advice and will never tell you what to do with your money, you may use it to discover great Bitcoin projects & companies in which you can invest. Hop on the Bitcoin Takeover train, there's still a lot to learn and discover!

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S15 E20: Bastien & Baudoin on Satochip, Satodime, Seedkeeper & Self-Custody


Bastien and Baudoin are the creators and main promoters of Satochip: an affordable self-custody solution which makes use of the smart card technology to provide hardware wallet features. In this episode, they explain how Satochip works & why it's unique.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 134.09MB - Duration: 1:37:38 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E19: Alexei Zamyatin on Build on Bitcoin and Layer 2s


Alexei Zamyatin is an academic cryptographer who works on the Build on Bitcoin projects. His approach to scaling Bitcoin with second layers involves some unconventional methods, which he describes in this interview. He also seems to like OP_CAT over CTV.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 99.86MB - Duration: 53:55 m (259 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E18: Orkun Kilic on Citrea, The First ZK Rollups on Bitcoin


ZK rollups are certainly promising, as they can bring scalability and privacy to Bitcoin. In this episode, Orkun Kilic talks about Citrea: the first protocol to enable ZK rollups on Bitcoin. He explains the advantages, the tradeoffs & why you should use.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 158.74MB - Duration: 1:25:45 m (259 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E17: Andrew Poelstra on Covenants (OP_CAT vs OP_CTV)


Andrew Poelstra is a mathematician who heads the research department at Blockstream. Over the years, he experimented with many Bitcoin OP codes – some of which are also enabled on Liquid. In this episode, he explains why he likes and prefers OP_CAT.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 104.22MB - Duration: 1:15:53 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E16: Paul Sztorc Talks Bitcoin Scaling, But Can't Say "Drivechains"


Paul Sztorc returns with a twist: he's talking about sidechains, rollups, BitVM, Lightning, and ever other scaling solution... but can't say the words "Drivechain" or "BIP 300". If he breaks the rule, he must send a Lightning transaction and drink vodka.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 292.08MB - Duration: 3:32:41 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E15: Aaron van Wirdum on The Genesis Book & Bitcoin Pre-History


Aaron van Wirdum is a veteran Bitcoin journalist who has been writing for Bitcoin Magazine since 2014. On January 3rd 2024, after nearly five years of working on this project, he launched The Genesis Book: a reflection on the history before Bitcoin.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 104.32MB - Duration: 1:15:58 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E14: Nicolas Dorier on BTCPay, NBitcoin, TumbleBit & Coding Bitcoin in C#


Nicolas Dorier talks about the early days of BTCPay Server, activating SegWit before it was cool on NBitcoin, contributing to TumbleBit, writing a book about coding Bitcoin projects in C#, and working with colored coins.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 208.6MB - Duration: 1:52:46 m (259 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E13: Robin Linus on BitVM & Permissionless Bitcoin Development


Robin Linus revolutionized Bitcoin development in 2023 with BitVM: a virtual machine that can do off-chain computation for the purpose of enabling smart contracts. With it, Bitcoin can get trust minimized sidechains. But there are so many more uses cases!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 155.41MB - Duration: 1:24:05 m (258 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E12: Agustin Kassis & Mariano on La Crypta, La Wallet & Bitcoin in Argentina


Agustin Kassis & Mariano are Argentinian bitcoiners who work in a Fight Club-style house to build La Wallet: a Lightning wallet which is associated with a Nostr account and enables users to have both a payments card and a digital identity device.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 123.96MB - Duration: 1:07:10 m (258 kbps 44100 Hz)

S15 E11: Satoshi Sound on The Upcoming Bitcoin & Friends Cartoon Reboot


Bitcoin & Friends was a pretty popular original cartoon back in 2019 and 2020. On January 3rd 2024, thanks to some major breakthroughs in animation software, the series is getting a reboot which takes the story to a whole new level. Stay tuned!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 153.42MB - Duration: 1:22:52 m (259 kbps 44100 Hz)

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