I talk with Rob Clarkson, a Bitcoin Educator and Merchant Adoption Facilitator based in Queenstown, New Zealand. We talk about Rob's work running workshops, helping people get their first sats and even buying their first coffee with Bitcoin. We also discuss merchant adoption and what the opportunities are for this in New Zealand.
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Wolf Coffee Roasters (Bitcoin Accepted!)
44 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown / https://wolfcoffee.co.nz/
Rabble is a software developer and hacker based in Wellington, New Zealand. Rabble was lead engineer at Odeo, where he hired Jack Dorsey into the company, which would later pivot into becoming Twitter. Since then he has been focussed on building impactful projects and social media with the open & decentralised vision that Twitter originally had in its early years but which was eventually lost. Rabble has created the Nostr client Nos.social, and is involved with Ahau.io, a Māori community tool built on Nostr’s predecessor protocol, Secure Scuttlebutt.
A special mid-winter Matariki episode. I catchup up with some of the Wellington Bitcoin crew here at the studio: Bitkiwi Paul and Konrad Hurren, and Troy joins us at the end.
I talk with Paul from Bitkiwi, a small dedicated group organising Bitcoin events in New Zealand. Bitkiwi's first two in-person events in Wellington went well, with people coming from across the country to attend. More meetups are scheduled for 2023. Follow Bitkiwi on Twitter at @Bitkiwi1 for the latest.
I talk with Bitkiwi Paul, co-organiser of the Bitkiwi Meetup Events. We are coming up to the end of the year and it is a good time to think about what has come to pass and spend time with family and friends. Bitcoin is just a bit of code, some words, a computer network, but for many people it can be a catalyst for profound personal change. Looking at health, introspection, self-development, and a reassessment of ones role in the community and in life. You can call it meaning making or finding purpose, but there is something about the idea of Bitcoin that is powerful, and I do hope you enjoy this exploration with Paul.
Andrew Begin is Director of Marketing at Galoy, a company building Bitcoin-native banking infrastructure for organisations. We talk about Galoy’s Bitcoin projects including the open-source Blink Wallet, made popular through Bitcoin Beach in El Salvador. I learn about the vision for the product as well as its Stablesats functionality and how this work. We discuss the power of communities taking ownership of their financial infrastructure, and the opportunities for grassroots Bitcoin adoption in Africa and Latin America. Finally we talk briefly about permaculture and regenerative farming and the connections with Bitcoin thinking.