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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Season 5

S5 E10: Arthur van Pelt on Craig Wright


For years, Arthur van Pelt has been gathering evidence to prove that Craig Wright's claims are backed by forgeries and false statements. In this episode, the Dutchman explains how and why he does it.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 142MB - Duration: 2:35:06 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E9: Matthew Haywood on the Liquid Sidechain & His Work at Blockstream


Matthew Haywood has been a software developer for 20 years, and has worked for Blockstream since 2017. As the Liquid Securities expert, he understand the dynamics and tradeoffs of Blockstream's sidechain project and explains them accordingly.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 128.72MB - Duration: 1:33:44 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E8: Eric Voskuil on Libbitcoin Development & Austrian Economics


Libbitcoin developer Eric Voskuil talks about the breakthroughs he made as a coder and his affinity and understanding of Austrian economics. Furthermore, he provides information about his Cryptoeconomics book & answers questions from Twitter followers.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 105.13MB - Duration: 1:54:49 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E7: Torsten Hoffmann on his new Bitcoin film, "Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of the Internet"


May 7th 2020 has marked the global release of Torsten Hoffmann's second documentary about Bitcoin, titled "Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of the Internet". In this interview, he talks about some highlights from the film.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 53.38MB - Duration: 58:18 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E6: Nopara73 on Wasabi Wallet, P2EP, Samourai & Bitcoin Privacy


Wasabi Wallet creator and lead developer explains how P2EP (Pay to End Point) can make blockchain analysis obsolete, but also expresses his views on Bitcoin security and why you probably shouldn't use Samourai Wallet.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.29MB - Duration: 57:07 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E5: Alessandro Cecere on Bitcoin Full Nodes


Alessandro Cecere is a bitcoiner from Venezuela who is very passionate about Bitcoin full nodes. As the CEO and founder of Coinspree, he is looking into the most interesting and promising ways of protecting financial sovereignty with dedicated hardware.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.46MB - Duration: 1:26:47 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E4: Francis Pouliot on Bull Bitcoin, P2EP, Citadels & Personal Security


As a long-time bitcoiner, Francis Pouliot is both excited about the innovations coming to Bitcoin and conservative about his way of maintaining personal security. In this episode, he reveals his personal philosophy and future plans.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 58.64MB - Duration: 1:04:03 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E3: Javier Bastardo on Bitcoin & Personal Security in Venezuela


Venezuelan bitcoiner Javier Bastardo reveals what it's like to spread BTC education in a country which launched its official shitcoin, and offers some tips to better protect oneself from state actors.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 66.51MB - Duration: 1:12:39 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E2: Leo Wandersleb on WalletScrutiny & Why Samourai Isn't That Great


Leo Wandersleb is a developer at MyCelium wallet. In his spare time, he created Wallet Scrutiny: a platform which classifies Android Bitcoin wallets on the basis of their open sourceness & verifiability.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 68.78MB - Duration: 1:15:07 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

S5 E1: Bobby Lee on Ballet Cold Storage & Returning to the Real Bitcoin


Bobby Lee talks about Ballet Wallet, his return to the real Bitcoin, meeting Bruce Willis, debating Nouriel Roubini, and onboarding nocoiners with a skewmorphic object that they can understand.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.76MB - Duration: 53:15 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)