Bitcoin: Back to the Future of the Technology - Brendan Lee - Bitstocks Podcast Ep.46

In today’s #ConsciousConversations on the Bitstocks Podcast, Michael Hudson (Bitstocks CEO-Founder) sits down with Branden Lee, CEO-Founder of Elas Digital, a software engineering company focussed on leveraging the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision blockchain & technology to deliver solutions to business problems. 


In his introduction, Brendan reveals that he believes a baffling mental health episode combined with a bizarre work situation in 2017 was the universe offering him a unique opportunity to explore Bitcoin technology. Fast forward to date, and Brendan has immersed himself in the Bitcoin industry, with connections to many BSV-based businesses. 


Michael and Brendan enjoy an animated conversation about how broken the BTC network and philosophy is, and question how - some four years on from the ‘war’ - the general public are still being duped into believing that BTC is what Bitcoin was intended for. Crunching the numbers clearly shows it’s not a sustainable and viable option for the future. Michael shares his analogy of Bitcoin as a body, yet to take its first breath, and the pair both express their optimism for the incredible and widespread opportunities available with Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV).   


Turning their attention to the BSV space, Michael asks Brendan some challenging questions about his perception of the BSV community and certain businesses, honing in specifically on nChain, before asking him to explain the Metanet. 


The conversation rounds off by exploring the Tuvalu project, before closing with a recap of the amazing work and courses on offer from The Bitcoin Association.  


Quick Reference:

1:10 - Introducing Brendan Lee and his Bitcoin ‘induction’ period

5:33 - The initial appeal of Bitcoin 

6:54 - Entering & navigating the Bitcoin space when all hell was breaking loose between factions 

10:00 - Discerning decisions: broken technology & mainstream manipulation 

11:43 - The numbers game - more babies than transactions on BTC network 

13:55 - Brendan’s personal drive to contribute to the BSV infrastructure 

20:04 - Michael explains Bitcoin as a body; yet to take its first breath

21:00 - Sentiment on the BSV space at the moment 

23:12 - Explaining Elas Digital, patents & tokens  

29:09 - Michael to Brendan, “Is going to nChain with new ideas, a good idea?” 

35:51 - What is the Metanet? (A ‘nerdy’ version) 

37:43 - Are there too many cooks in the protocol kitchen?

41:14 - Touching on the Tuvalu project  

44:08 - Brendan’s work with the Bitcoin Association and the courses now available