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Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
John Vallis

Closing the Loop is a podcast about Bitcoin. In it, we will be speaking with the entrepreneurs, developers, and thinkers who are... more

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#33 - Matt Hill: The Era of 'Sovereign Computing' is Here

Today's guest is Matt Hill, co-founder and CEO of Start9 Labs, a leading pioneer in what he calls ‘Sovereign Computing.’ In... more

01 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 13 minutes
#32 - Jeff Booth: Bitcoin is the Answer to a Broken System

Today’s guest is Jeff Booth, a serial technology entrepreneur, advisor and board member to multiple businesses and organizations, and the... more

16 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
#31 - Jason Les: Surviving and Thriving as a Publicly Traded Bitcoin Mining Company

Our guest today is Jason Les, CEO of Riot Blockchain. Riot is one of the largest publicly traded bitcoin miners in... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
#30 - Prince Filip of Serbia: The Merits of Monarchy, The Liberating Power of Bitcoin, and The History of the House of Karađorđević

Our guest today is Prince Filip Karađorđević, Hereditary Prince of Serbia and Yugoslavia, and Chief Strategy Officer of Jan 3,... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
#29 - Abubakar Nur Khalil: Building, Investing, and Training the Next Generation of Bitcoin Developers in Africa

This episode's guest is Abubakar Nur Khalil, a contributor to bitcoin core and co-founder of Qala, a non-profit focused on... more

04 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
#28 - Brent Whitehead: The Giga Energy Story and Bitcoin as the Ultimate Incentive for Revolutionizing the Energy Industry

Today’s guest is Brent Whitehead, co-founder of Giga Energy, a company that builds, operates, and sells equipment for off-grid bitcoin... more

22 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 30 minutes
#27 - Jean Amiouny: Bringing Canadians into the 'Bitcoin Golden Age'

This episode's guest is Jean Amiouny, co-founder and CEO of Canadian bitcoin exchange, Shakepay. Launched in 2015, Shakepay has become one... more

08 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
#26 - Lyn Alden: Bitcoin is the Technological Solution We Need

Today's guest is Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, board director of Swan Bitcoin, and advisor to ego... more

31 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
#25 - Gigi: Bitcoin Offers Deep Stability

Welcome to Season 3 of Closing the Loop! As has become tradition, Gigi, our friend and colleague here at Seetee, software... more

15 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 37 minutes
#24 - Leopoldo López: A Life-Long Struggle for Freedom in Venezuela

Our guest today is Leopoldo López, a democracy activist, former political prisoner of the Maduro government, and national coordinator of... more

03 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
#23 - Bernard Parah: All-In on the Mission to Bring More Freedom to Africa w/ Bitcoin

For this episode, our guest is Bernard Parah. He is the founder and CEO of Bitnob, a Nigerian bitcoin exchange... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
#22 - Shaun Connell: Bitcoin Mining is the 'Holy Grail' for Power Grids

This episode's guest is Shaun Connell, Executive Vice President of Power at Lancium. Lancium develops technologies and builds infrastructure to improve... more

05 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
#21 - Farida Nabourema: Bitcoin and the Multi-Generational Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights in Togo

This episode's guest is Farida Nabourema, a social activist and writer, who since being a teenager, has been a fearless... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
#20 - Bob Burnett: 'Wild Mining' & Bringing the Market to the Molecule

This episode's guest is Bob Burnett, chairman and CEO at Barefoot mining. Barefoot focuses primarily on what they call 'wild mining,'... more

08 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 16 minutes
#19 - Alex Leishman: The Future of Bitcoin Financial Services

This episode's guest is Alex Leishman, founder & CEO of River Financial. River is a bitcoin-native financial services firm that offers... more

19 May 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
#18 - Grant Gilliam: Venture Investing in the Bitcoin-Native Ecosystem w/ Ten31

This episode's guest is Grant Gilliam, co-founder and managing partner of Ten 31. Ten31 is a venture capital firm that invests... more

14 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
#17 - Alex Gladstein: Why 'The Money' is the Biggest Missing Piece in the Fight for Human Rights

Our guest today is Alex Gladstein. Alex is the Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum, and the... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
#16 - Keyan Kousha: Using Bitcoin to Foster 'Natural Communities' Online w/ Stacker News

This episode's guest is Keyan Kousha, founder of Stacker News. Stacker News is a user-generated, feed-style news platform, modeled after Hacker... more

08 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
#15 - Oscar Merry: Building the Value4Value Infrastructure

This episode's guest is Oscar Merry, co-founder of Fountain, a popular Podcasting 2.0 app for sharing clips of your favorite... more

18 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#14 - Rodolfo Novak: A Decade of Bitcoin Entrepreneurship

This episode's guest is Rodolfo Novak, co-founder and CEO of Coinkite, a popular bitcoin hardware manufacturing business, which has produced... more

01 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
#13 - Gigi: The Future of Value

For our first episode of the year and season, we thought it would be fun to bring Gigi back on... more

17 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
#12 - Cory Klippsten: Building a Bitcoin Company for Bitcoiners, by Bitcoiners

This episode's guest is Cory Klippsten, founder and CEO of Swan Bitcoin, a popular US-based service for buying bitcoin. Swan began... more

23 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
#11 - Steve Barbour: The Solution Is to Plug in More ASICs

For this episode, our guest is Steve Barbour, founder and CEO of Upstream Data. Since 2017, Upstream Data has been pioneering... more

09 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
#10 - David Bailey: Celebrating Bitcoin Culture

This episode's guest is David Bailey, CEO of BTC Inc., the company behind Bitcoin Magazine, The Bitcoin Conference, and several... more

25 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 9 minutes
#09 - Adam Curry: Can't Stop the Signal

Today's guest is legendary broadcaster turned podcaster Adam Curry. Adam has had an extremely rich, unique, and interesting career in media. What... more

11 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 26 minutes
#08 - Preston Pysh: A Once in a Millennium Opportunity

Today's guest is Preston Pysh, co-creator of The Investor's Podcast Network, one of the top global podcast brands for financial... more

25 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
#07 - Dhruv Bansal: Bitcoin-Native Financial Services w/ Unchained Capital

Today's guest is Dhruv Bansal, co-founder and CSO at Unchained Capital. Unchained is a bitcoin-native financial services company that builds... more

12 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
#06 - Whit Gibbs: Now Everyone Can Mine Bitcoin

Today's guest is Whit Gibbs, co-founder, and CEO of Compass Mining. According to their website, "Compass is a Bitcoin-first company, on... more

24 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
#05 - Roy Sheinfeld: The Interface of the Peer to Peer Lightning Economy w/ Breez

Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Roy Sheinfeld. Roy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Breez, a mobile app... more

07 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
#04 - Daniel Buchner: Decentralized Identity on Bitcoin w/ Microsoft's ION

Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Daniel Buchner. Daniel is the Senior Product Manager for Decentralized Identity at Microsoft,... more

24 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
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For this episode, our guest is Steve Barbour, founder and CEO of Upstream Data. Since 2017, Upstream Data has been pioneering solutions to... more