Sovereignty, Bitcoin Mining, and Government with Colin Crossman | Value Stack 32

Colin Crossman has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years. He has a background in law and engineering, and in addition to devising the KYC-minimized aspects of Distributed Hash, he has built out the entire IT infrastructure for Distributed Hash, including building several custom tools to ease management and collect detailed mining data. He and his wife work together to collect and analyze ASIC data to generate actionable insights both for individual customers, and the community at large.

In Value Stack Episode 32, we start by discussing common pitfalls in human decision making, and the importance of the work done behind the scenes. We then review Distributed Hash and bitcoin mining, and riff on why bitcoin is different, and what governments are trying to do about it. Check out the full topics below.




  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:16 Figuring out bitcoin
  • 9:14 Why are humans so bad at investing?
  • 13:53 Importance of supply chain in food
  • 34:16 Distributed Hash – privacy-focused ASIC hosting
  • 1:01:19 Technology and scams
  • 1:14 Importance of bitcoin self-custody
  • 1:30:36 Comparing bitcoin and fiat currency
  • 1:45:49 Wyoming & bitcoin legislation
  • 1:54:19 Outro