Episode: Halving 2020: Bitcoin Then & Now with Charlie Shrem

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Halving 2020: Bitcoin Then & Now with Charlie Shrem

It doesn’t get much more OG than Charlie Shrem. Charlie’s been involved in bitcoin from the days where the community consisted of a couple hundred people on forum.bitcoin.org, created by Satoshi himself. In this conversion, we discuss both bitcoin and Charlie’s evolution throughout the years, from the first halving where many feared the protocol would break down, to Charlie’s imprisonment and eventual release. Early bitcoiners can enjoy the nostalgia of hearing Charlie recall the days where companies like Coinbase, Bittrex and Mt. Gox launched on BitcoinTalk Forum. Anyone newer to the space can listen to get a sense of what the industry was like before the lambos, institutions and multi-billion dollar marketcaps.


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