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S1 E2: John Carvalho on Being a Long-Time Bitcoiner and Getting Engaged in Bitcoin Politics


Before he became an executive at Bitrefill and moving on to build the ambitious Synonym company, John Carvalho was best known as the CEO of Xotika (the first camgirl website which enabled BTC tips) and the Bitcoin hero who made Roger Ver rage quit at the end of a heated debate.

John Carvalho candidly opens up about his involvement in the Bitcoin space and recalls some of the moments when he played key roles within the community. 

Watch out for interesting stories about The Bitcoin Foundation and how every attempt to represent the entire group of bitcoiners inevitably suffers from a quick demise.

What makes this episode a must-listen: John opens up about his involvement with the Bitcoin Foundation and speaks about the time he mined BTC in his garage. He also provides some useful perspectives about his personal philosophy on Bitcoin.

The element of surprise: John describes his debating technique in various contexts. He explains how he prepared for his confrontation with Roger Ver and also highlights the “zooming out” approach which becomes necessary when dealing with a sophisticated debater like Chris DeRose (whom I’d have on the show a couple of months later).

Categories | Season 1


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 85.09MB - Duration: 1:46:13 m (112 kbps 44100 Hz)