BTC171: Bitcoin Tech Update with Alex Leishman (Bitcoin Podcast)
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Join us with Alex Leishman, River's CEO, for a dive into Bitcoin's ecosystem, discussing Argentina, Bitwise custody, Lightning Network's prospects, Ordinals, equity tokenization, BitVM, ETFs, custody improvements, AI, and institutional custody. We also touch on OTC markets' dynamics. A compact overview of the current and future Bitcoin landscape. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:09 - The evolving role of Bitcoin in Argentina's economy and how it's shaping local finance. 10:05 - The current state and future prospects of the Lightning Network in enhancing Bitcoin's scalability. 20:04 - An introduction to BitVM and roll-ups, and their potential to revolutionize transaction efficiency. 24:05 - The significance of Ordinals for decentralized identity and how they're changing the landscape. 27:50 - The process and benefits of tokenizing real equity to bridge traditional finance with blockchain technology. 34:02 - The challenges and opportunities presented by Bitcoin ETFs and potential regulatory impacts. 34:34 - The importance of improving custody solutions for Bitcoin to ensure greater security and accessibility. 42:15 - Insights into Bitwise custody solutions and their impact on security and asset management. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Buy Bitcoin at River. Alex Leishman's Twitter. River's Blog and Research. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our Bitcoin Fundamentals Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota NetSuite CI Financial Fidelity Wise TurboTax Fundrise NDTCO Linkedin Marketing Solutions Vacasa Babbel Shopify Support our show by becoming a premium member! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Support our show by becoming a premium member!
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