Gabriel Custodiet speaks with Seth for Privacy and BitcoinQnA, two Bitcoin educators. They discuss updates on private, self-custodial Bitcoin tools in the past year (mid 2022 – early 2023). Topics include details of the Sparrow Wallet, Bitcoin resources, P2P exchanges, coin control, and Foundation’s Passport hardware wallet and Envoy app. Watch this episode on Odysee here: https://odysee.com/@WatchmanPrivacy:1/BitcoinPrivacyReturns
If you’re just starting with private Bitcoin, watch this first:
→ https://sethforprivacy.com (Seth’s website)
→ https://bitcoiner.guide (QnA’s website)
→ https://sethforprivacy.com/posts/why-i-focus-on-bitcoin (Seth’s explanation for focusing on Bitcoin)
→ How I Live on Bitcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0IvkMKY5S8
→ https://zeusln.app/ (Zeus)
→ https://phoenix.acinq.co/ (Phoenix Wallet)
→ https://kycnot.me (List of non-KYC exchanges)
→ https://specter.solutions/ (Specter Wallet)
→ https://foundationdevices.com/envoy (Foundation’s companion app)
→ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-crypt-a-bitcoin-podcast/id1292381204 (Tales from the Crypt)
→ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/citadel-dispatch/id1546393840 (Citadel Dispatch)
→ https://stephanlivera.com/ (Podcast)
→ https://sovrnbitcoiner.com/ (The Sovereign Bitcoiner)
→ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-sovereignty/id1659724032 (Foundation Journey to Sovereignty)
→ https://t.me/SamouraiWallet (Telegram group; privacy focus)
→ https://t.me/SparrowWallet (Telegram group; privacy focus)
→ https://foundationdevices.com/2023/03/privacy-on-nostr/ (Nostr)
→ https://foundationdevices.com/2022/03/passport-coinjoin/ (Buy Foundation Passport privately via CoinJoin)
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0:00 – Introduction
5:14 – How to use bitcoin during fiat collapse
15:44 – What is your current Bitcoin setup: wallet, node, etc.?
32:25 – What are the developments in Bitcoin self-custody and privacy from mid-2022 to now?
41:26 – What is the best backup for Sparrow Wallet?
42:52 – Acquiring non-KYC bitcoin via P2P peer-to-peer exchanges
52:32 – What does Sparrow Wallet CoinJoin whirlpooling give us?
54:32 – Is it okay to combine whirlpooled UTXOs?
59:00 – Stonewall privacy option in Sparrow Wallet: why might it be greyed out?
1:00:57 – How should new Bitcoiners start using it with best bang for buck privacy?
1:06:30 – Foundation’s Envoy app: solution for private Bitcoin?
1:10:10 – Basic summary of coin control (UTXO management)
1:14:43 – Suggested Bitcoin resources
1:22:25 – How does Foundation Passport hardware wallet stand out from the crowd?
1:31:40 – Can you treat the Passport as a mobile wallet?
1:33:32 – Acquire Foundation Passport privately
1:39:13 – Final thoughts