Go Full Crypto

Go Full Crypto is the best cryptocurrency podcast for beginners. Tune in to learn about how cryptocurrency works. We bring to you Crypto Stories in the form of discussions and Interviews. This podcast will empower you with the knowledge you need to confidently navigate your way into the world of crypto. Join Mrugakshee Palwe and Keegan Francis as they embark on the journey of driving the adoption of cryptocurrency. Interviews | Stories | How-To Discussions

Website : https://gofullcrypto.com

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Last Episode : April 24, 2022 8:42am

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97: Jamie King - Trust, Piracy, and Bitcoin
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Jaime King is a producer of documentary and films. His latest release is “This Machine Greens” a documentary busting myths and misinformation about the environmental impact of Bitcoin. Jaime gives us his story of how he found himself as a supporter of bitcoin, through his work on censorship resistant technologies like bit torrent. The discussion wanders form the history of the internet, to cipher punks, to bitcoin, to the present day war on free speech.

 

Mentions from the show:

- Steal this film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SaMXw3hPtQ

- This Machine Greens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-7dMVcVWgc

- Lightning Network: https://lightning.network/

- Trust Tallycoin Fundraiser: https://tallyco.in/s/3w1rbq/

- https://Trust.film

 

Jaime King Social Links:

- https://twitter.com/jamie_jk

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Twitter - https://twitter.com/mrugakshee

Published 04/24
96: Lava Wallet - Next Gen Bitcoin Wallet
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Shehzan Maredia and James Taylor join us to talk about Lava, a next generation bitcoin wallet that they’re developing. The two noticed a disconnect in the bitcoin wallet space wherein there is no single wallet that combines safe storage of bitcoin, instant transactions with lightning, earning a yield, and buying synthetic assets such as stocks all through non-custodial means.

Lava is an exciting and ambitious project made possible through a mechanism called discrete log contracts (DLCs). We discuss how the wallet is built, and touch on the bitcoin-based philosophies that the founders cultivated while in college.

 

Mentions from the Show

- https://bradmills.ca

 

Lava Social Links

- https://Lava.xyz

- Lava's Twitter

- Lava's Job Board

- Shehzan's Twitter

- James’ Twitter

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Introducing James and Shehzan, their Bitcoin stories, and their interest in money

(06:06) - Introducing Lava

(12:15) - Discussing some features of Lava - such as Lending vs HODLing, DLCs

(21:12) - A deep dive into Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs)

(32:02) - Assorted questions - Open source code; Lightning network; block size;

(44:13) - James' and Shehzan's families' reactions to Bitcoin

(47:59) - Why offer the option to buy equities, considering the dedication to Bitcoin?

(52:04) - Closing Thoughts

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Twitter - https://twitter.com/mrugakshee

Published 03/27
95: There is only 1bitcoin.ca with Jacob Asparian
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We are joined by Jacob Asparian who started 1bitcoin.ca. It is services business that offers to solve all of your bitcoin related needs. Jacob tells his story of becoming a bitcoiner over dissatisfaction with the legacy financial system. From a young age, Jacob set himself on a quest to understand money which lead him to Bitcoin. He shares his journey, and the insights he gleaned along the way.

 

Mentions from the show

- Andreas Antonopolous (https://open.spotify.com/episode/34Y7R17TW01bdF8lPPGJUJ)

- Keegan’s letter on Politicization of Bitcoin (https://keeganfrancis.substack.com/p/the-seizure-of-bank-accounts?r=b42kf)

- Trace Mayer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI5wnADUHLI)

 

Jacob Social Links

- Jacob's TW

- Jacob's IG

- https://1bitcoin.ca

 

(00:00) - Introducing Jacob, and his Bitcoin journey

(06:41) - Jacob's interest in money, and the experiences that caused him to question the existing money system

(10:26) - The current situation in Canada

(21:51) - The slippery slope of bank account censorship and blocking

(28:53) - The difficulties trying to get a loan or mortgage, or making a down payment with Crypto

(35:24) - What helped Jacob build his Bitcoin philosophies?

(53:20) - Understanding the temptation of wanting to print money, and what else could be done

(58:19) - Trying to understand why and how real estate prices have sky rocketed, and can Bitcoin help prepare?

(1:06:27) - The importance of owning at least a non-zero amount of Bitcoin

(1:14:17) - Closing thoughts

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 03/13
94: Married to Bitcoin (and each other!)
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We (Keegan and Mrugakshee) are married to bitcoin, and each other. We sometimes get questions about being a couple with all of our money in Bitcoin. Does Keegan make the financial decisions? How did Keegan convince Mrugakshee to move their money into Bitcoin? Or, was it a joint decision? Couples finances is a tricky subject to navigate, so we decided to dedicate a whole episode to answer our listeners questions. 

 

Thanks for the request, TJ!

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:57) - "How do you both, as spouses, balance your crypto discussions or strategies, without having it harm your marriage?"

(10:21) - Cultural differences when thinking about money, finances and family, and practical limitations with the banking sector

(18:06) - "Were you both on board making the decision to go full crypto? Was any convincing required?"

(21:09) - "Do both of you play an equal part in managing your portfolio?"

(25:06) - "Do each of you have your own portfolio? How do you manage it as a couple?"

(28:22) - "Did you experience push back from your family about going full crypto?"

(29:27) - "Do you have disagreements on what to do with your money? If yes, how do you deal with it? If not, how?"

(33:40) - "You lost $10k in a leveraged trade last year, how did it impact your relationship?"

(40:36) - "Keegan, did you have to convince Mrugakshee to believe in Bitcoin and Go Full Crypto?"

(41:49) - "What would you do with your Bitcoin, in the event that you get a divorce?"

(48:57) - Closing Thoughts

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 03/06
93: Bitcoin and Property Rights
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Keegan and Mrugakshee discuss Property Rights. The two dive into the history of property, the definition of property, the function of property, and how the ownership of property relates to topical events going on today such as capital controls, wealth inequality, and inflation.

 

Book: Daylight Robbery

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Introduction

(02:03) - Defining 'Property'

(15:18) - Why is Property and Ownership important?

(25:26) - How do Money, Taxation and Inflation fit into the Property picture?

(43:00) - Is there scope for a fair, and equal system, without wealth inequality?

(52:01) - What is the role and importance of government in all of this?

(1:00:08) - Closing Thoughts

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 2/13/2022
92: David vs. Goliath with Sunny Ray
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Sunny Ray is the host of two podcasts and a cofounder of one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges UnoCoin. He tells us a David vs. Goliath type of story (little takes on the big) wherein his company fights for the right to have banking services for Unocoin in India. Sunny has been a long time supporter and participant in people and businesses building on bitcoin. The conversation broaches into “Why Bitcoin vs. everything else”, NFTs, and freedom in general.

 

Sunny Ray Social Links

- https://twitter.com/SunnyRayShow

- https://patreon.com/sunnyrayshow

- https://sunnyray.com

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:35) - Sunny, Unocoin, and the fight for Bitcoin in India

(09:47) - The Media, and Bitcoin vs other cryptocurrencies in India

(15:01) - Sunny's Bitcoin story, and the origin of Unocoin

(30:02) - The dynamics of working out of both Canada and India

(38:00) - Sunny's evolution into believing that Bitcoin is the one coin

(52:51) - Talking about NFTs

(58:16) - Summarizing Sunny's career, and various opportunities

(1:03:15) - Sunny's experience in Ottawa, and the 'Love and Freedom Show'

(1:18:00) - Closing Thoughts

 

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

Published 2/06/2022
91: How Taxes Shape Your Behaviour
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Mrugakshee and Keegan discuss the role of taxes in shaping the behaviour of a population. Keegan shares insights after reading Dominic Frisby’s book “Daylight Robbery”, a book about the past, present, and future of taxes. Taxes end up playing a much bigger role in our lives than we might think on the surface, this podcast sheds light into the role of government, and the influence they have one the lives of its citizens through the taxation of money, and labour.

 

Mentions from the show

- Dominic Frisby https://dominicfrisby.com/

- Daylight Robbery https://www.amazon.com/Daylight-Robbery-Shaped-Change-Future-ebook/dp/B07NCZ5SJQ

 

Timestamps:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(02:51) - Introducing the book, 'Daylight Robbery', by Dominic Frisby

(10:27) - How do you define taxes?

(20:15) - How good intentions have divergent outcomes when it comes to taxation

(29:59) - How national and state governments incentivize migration through tax laws

(38:10) - Accounting for cryptocurrencies going forward, and making the tax system more efficient

(54:53) - Tax, and the American Civil War

(1:02:25) - Closing Thoughts

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 1/16/2022
90: Ben Arc on LNbits
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Ben Arc is the founder of LNbits and a passionate Bitcoiner. In this episode, he tells us the story of how he discovered the problem he set out to solve, i.e. LNbits. He also talks about how makers, hobbyists, and tinkerers can make use of LNbits and hardware devices to their advantage. We ended the episode with what bitcoin is to him, and why he was at the conference.

 

Running Bitcoin - runningbitcoin.us

 

Timestamps:

00:00 - Introduction

04:17 - Introducing Ben

09:47 - The Lightning World, early Bitcoin days, and the first phone wallet

14:00 - Ben's journey developing hardware and technology for the Lightning network, and LNURL

25:45 - LNbits, and the gap in the market it sought to fill

41:57 - More use cases - like the offline shop extension, and Ben's workshops

54:35 - Ben shouts out some tools he uses, and other projects in the works

1:05:44 - What does Bitcoin mean to Ben?

1:09:15 - Contact Info and Closing Thoughts

 

Ben's Socials:

Ben Arc on Twitter - https://twitter.com/arcbtc

GitHub Repository - https://github.com/arcbtc

LNBits Lightning Wallet - https://legend.lnbits.com/

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

 

Published 12/26/2021
89: Capitalism, Socialism, and Cryptocurrency with Andrew Bergel
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Andrew Bergel is an instructor of environmental governance at Dalhousie university in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joins us for the second part of the interview where we talk about Andrew's experience as an instructor at Dalhousie University. The conversation ventures generally into socialism, capitalism, with an overtone of cryptocurrency and bitcoin.

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Discussing Andrew's educational background

(03:57) - Discussing regulations, and how do traditional finance norms work here?

(12:46) - How regulation and normalization of crypto trading might affect hedge funds

(15:08) - What led Andrew towards crypto

(31:33) - Does increase in price make Bitcoin less risky? And Crypto in the classroom

(37:47) - Portfolio diversity philosophy, 'trying to catch a falling knife', and Sector Rotation

(51:09) - The monetary policy of Bitcoin, and reading patterns as a trader

(58:45) - Dialog about crypto and capitalism in the classroom

(1:14:29) - Tangential talk about philosophy, money systems and sci-fi dystopias

(1:22:10) - Bitcoin, Energy and Sustainability

(1:32:15) - Discussing outlooks towards crypto when it comes to buying/holding

(1:39:53) - Some life advice from Andrew, and closing thoughts

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

 

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

 

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitcoinKeegan

 

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 12/19/2021
88: Hedge Fund Trading, 2008, and Understanding Finance with Andrew Bergel
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Andrew Bergel is an instructor of environmental governance at Dalhousie university in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joins us to discuss his experience working on Wall Street as a stock and futures trader. Andrew’s experience with finance, governance, and the environment gives him a unique perspective on cryptocurrency at large.   Timestamps:   (00:00) - Introduction (03:20) - Introducing Andrew, and his background (12:34) - Dealing with different tiers of clients in the finance industry, and computer based trading (23:21) - Price to Earnings Ratio, and how we perceive value of stock (33:28) - How lack of financial literacy and education is a trap (44:29) - What made Andrew quit his trading job? (48:16) - The crash of 2008, and current inflation concerns (57:38) - Setting up Part 2, and Closing Thoughts Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.   Find Adrew B here - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/andrewbergel   Go Full Crypto Social Links Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/   Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/
Published 12/12/2021
87: Growing Pains on Bitcoin Adoption with Dorothy
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There is more than meets the eye in terms of what is going on in El Salvador. This is why we spoke with Dorothy. She is a Spanish speaking Canadian who has been in El Salvador for about 2 months. She's been transacting in bitcoin, conversing with the locals, and helping them to understand why and how to use bitcoin. She joins us to share her boots on the ground experience on what bitcoin adoption is like in El Salvador.

 

Timestamps:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:51) - Introducing Dorothy, and the onset of Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador

(09:38) - Transparency in volatility of a currency

(15:53) - Issues with Chivo, and the government's lack of advertising/marketing

(25:09) - How the Salvadorans have responded to Bitcoin, and financial literacy

(40:38) - Issues with financial literacy as a whole

(50:40) - Bitcoin adoption and modernization, without losing heritage and culture

(1:04:56) - A few thoughts on Canada trending towards authoritarianism

(1:12:58) - Closing Thoughts

 

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Dorothy's Social Links

DorothySells.com

 

Go Full Crypto's Social Links

Published 12/05/2021
86: Our 2 Week Experience in El Salvador
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When we interviewed Mike Peterson in Ep 16 of our podcast, it was then that we decided we were going to come visit El Zonte. A little over a year after recording that episode, we made it to El Salvador. Our experience here has been nothing short of amazing. In this episode, we recount a couple stories of witnessing how adopting bitcoin has been for the people of El Salvador.

 

Keegan's letter on Bitcoin City

Keegan's private letter titled "My Week in El Salvador"

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:34) - El Salvador - First Impression

(05:52) - Experience spending Bitcoin in El Salvador

(10:02) - The Chivo Wallet, and some difficulties faced as a result of it

(15:38) - More Bitcoin experiences

(27:09) - Could restaurants double up as ATMs?

(30:01) - Assorted stories

(35:00) - Wrapping up, and closing thoughts

 

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

 

Published 11/28/2021
85: Goodnight Bitcoin and SHAmory founders Scott and Malory
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Goodnight Bitcoin is a children's book and SHAmory is a card game that teaches the players about how bitcoin mining works. We interviewed founders Scott and Malory, to learn about what lead them to create these products for bitcoin, and why bitcoin is important to them. We discovered these games and books are not just for children, but also for the parents and grandparents reading them.

 

SHAmory website

How to Play SHAmory video

Goodnight Bitcoin movie

 

Timestamps:

(00:00) - Introduction

(02:19) - Introducing Scott, Mallory, and SHAmory

(07:04) - Scott and Mallory's Bitcoin stories, and the concept behind SHAmory 

(18:43) - Discussing Financial Literacy, and Goodnight Bitcoin

(30:48) - Plans to raise awareness for Goodnight Bitcoin, and Bitcoin in Education

(36:20) - Some messages from Scott and Mallory for the public

(39:41) - Contact info, and closing thoughts

 

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Website: https://GoFullCrypto.com

Keegan Francis' Newsletter - http://keeganfrancis.substack.com/

 

Keegan Twitter - https://twitter.com/CryptoKeegan

Mrugakshee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrugakshee/

Published 11/21/2021
84: Jacinda Brown on Mining Bitcoin with Natural Gas
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Jacinda Brown from CryptoKnight Energy joins us to talk about her experience of developing bitcoin mining farms alongside oil and gas wells. Jacinda brings her decades of experience as a geologist and working with oil companies to the relatively new space of using bitcoin miners to create more efficiencies within the systems of oil and gas extraction.

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:29) - Jacinda's background, and using excess Natural Gas to mine Bitcoin 

(8:00) - Discussing Jacinda's Bitcoin journey

(13:24) - Natural Gas 101, and parallels between Bitcoin, and Oil and Gas

(29:00) - Finances, transactions and profits, when running a company that mines Bitcoin

(34:25) - The ecological and environmental impact of extracting Natural Gas

(43:37) - The energy expenditure required for the mining of Bitcoin

(51:17) - CryptoKnight Energy, Economy, and local jobs

(1:01:59) - Other challenges, and how to get in touch with the CryptoKnight Energy team

(1:09:04) - Closing Thoughts

 

Jacinda Brown's Social Links

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

Published 11/14/2021
83: Sue Ennis from Hut8 Mining on Bitcoin Mining
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Sue Ennis is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Hut8 Mining. Hut8 is a mining company that is publicly traded on the NASDAQ and the TSX. Sue joins us to talk about to talk about how the company works and how the future of mining will evolve. The discussion ventures into the environmental impact of bitcoin and the potential of bitcoins growth in the future.

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:35) - Hut 8 Mining as OG HODL'ers 

(6:30) - Sue's background as a Bitcoiner

(10:47) - Operational basics of GPU Mining

(16:23) - Using cold climate and renewable energy for mining

(23:06) - Thoughts on Mining, and Energy Consumption

(31:01) - One thing Sue wishes was asked and discussed more, and the GFC Origin story

(36:54) - Discussing Bitcoin vs Fixed Income

(42:14) - Is it too late to get into Bitcoin?, and Closing Thoughts

 

Edited and Mixed by Kaushik Sethunath.

 

Sue Ennis Social Links

 

Hut 8 Mining Social Links

 

Go Full Crypto Social Links

Published 11/07/2021