Humans of Bitcoin



Andreas Brekken on Coding, Economics and Liberty (

Andreas shares his thoughts on global politics and finance and ties it back to bitcoin. Learn why his current project,, a cutting edge, non-custodial exchange is a reflection of these world views.

Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

Andreas loves what he does: coding. Usually from a tropical location.

Until recently, he had the largest node on the Lightning Network. He's also famous (or infamous?) for testing IOTA, creating and providing liquidity for SLP tokens on Bitcoin Cash, he enjoys playing with cryptocurrencies.

If I had to describe him in one sentence: A Norwegian libertarian wearing a gold chain, Andreas combines his under-the-hood tinkering with cryptos and experience at exchanges since 2013 and now his own exchange

Topics covered include Silk Road, Coinbase, SideShift, ShapeShift, and swim trunks.

Mentioned in the episode: (get access to the exchange here) (excellent content) TV

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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