Dale Bewan: Using Bitcoin Only Since 2017

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Todays guest is Dale Bewan. He is a married father of two, living in Germany. Since 2017 Bitcoin is the only money Dale is using. He does not own or hold any Fiat currency like Euros or US Dollars. We will talk about his motivation for doing so, how his wife and children deal with it, why he is using different identities, what LSD has to do with it, his Silkroad experiences, if he gets paid in Bitcoin and much more….

Topics:

  • Therapeutical benefits of using LSD
  • Was Satoshi on LSD?
  • Pseudonyms and identity on the internet
  • Discovering Bitcoin
  • His silliest bitcoin mistake
  • Buying bitcoin to buy LSD on Silkroad
  • Spend and replace tactic
  • Tools he is using for going bitcoin only
  • The Lightning Network and wallet analogies
  • Basic privacy tools and tactics
  • Linking Bitcoin to political ideas
  • Bitcoin adoption in Germany, Australia, Tokyo

“2010, that’s very early in the Bitcoin world, I discovered Bitcoin on a mailing list. It was probably one of the cypherpunk mailing lists, I downloaded it, I played with it, I mined some Bitcoin as far as I recall, I mined four blocks and then I made, what was probably the silliest mistake of my life, I said this isn’t as interesting as “SETI@Home” so I deleted it. I thought why use my computing power to create these virtual coins I’ve got two hundred of them already [Laughter].” – Dale Bewan

“My daughter especially loves explaining it, so last year she was in third grade and she did a presentation to her class about Bitcoin and after that her teacher was a Bitcoiner. So she did a good job.” – Dale Bewan

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