Value Stack #24

Bitcoin Mining and Adoption Narratives with Charlie Spears


Charlie Spears is the founder of Nakamotor Partners and Tusla Bitcoin meetup.

In this episode, we talk all about running a bitcoin mining operation in a bear market, green energy narratives and the oil & gas industry, how language shapes our reality, and more! Check out the full show notes below.

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  • 0:00 Intro – Charlie Spears of Nakamotor Partners (nakamotor.io)
  • 0:45 Nakamotor Partners – bitcoin at the wellsite
  • 3:20 Vertical integration in the oilfield
  • 7:50 Structuring bitcoin mining contracts
  • 9:55 Path to working in the bitcoin industry
  • 13:30 Bitcoin Reddit and the Block Size Wars
  • 15:45 Importance of bitcoin narratives
  • 20:00 Why we should rename bitcoin mining
  • 22:00 Challenges of decentralization
  • 23:10 Defending against the ESG narrative
  • 26:00 Bitcoin wallets = signing device
  • 38:00 Tulsa DAO, Sports & eSports / League of Legends bitcoiners
  • 44:45 Balancing hobbies & interests
  • 47:14 Investing in your business vs buying bitcoin
  • 48:30 Mining bitcoin in a bear market
  • 55:28 Proof of work in life
  • 57:30 Bitcoin maximalism
  • 1:00:06 Fountain app – “best web3 app” – podcasting 2.0
  • 1:02:47 Comparing independent vs mainstream media narratives
  • 1:06:13 The Drilldown – #1 oil & gas podcast
  • 1:12:30 Beauty of complexity behind the scenes
  • 1:15:05 Money and political history
  • 1:17:00 Scaling human trust worldwide
  • 1:19:19 Catallaxy vs economy – empowering individuals
  • 1:21:50 To the moon – bitcoin and space travel
  • 1:23:25 Maintaining childlike creativity as you get older
  • 1:25:45 Weighing bitcoin narratives
  • 1:31:20 Question for next guest – @HighresROBERT – Favorite ASIC and why?
  • 1:32:52 Outro/ Social media links
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