The Creation & Early Days of Bitcoin - Stefan Matthews - Bitstocks Podcast Ep. 49, Pt.1

In today’s #ConsciousConversations on the Bitstocks Podcast, Michael Hudson (Bitstocks CEO-Founder) sits down with a highly influential figure in the early evolution of Bitcoin, Stefan Matthews, CEO of TAAL.


Today Stefan runs a blockchain infrastructure company, TAAL, that supports enterprises, from processing transactions to directing the massive amount of computing power that TAAL controls. However, if you take it back to 2008, Stefan was a key figure in the e-commerce industry who was handed the Bitcoin whitepaper by none other than Dr Craig Wright.

In part 1 of this 2-part episode, Stefan & Michael deep dive into the early days of Bitcoin - revealing Stefan’s initial thoughts on the Bitcoin whitepaper, what it was like to know Craig Wright at the beginning of his Bitcoin journey, and how Calvin Ayre was introduced to the Bitcoin world. Stay tuned for exclusive information about Stefan, Craig & the year 2009!


Quick Reference:
0:49 - Michael introduces Stefan Matthews & the pair discuss the most recent CoinGeek event
4:42 - Stefan explains his journey in relation to Bitcoin & his early relationship with Dr Craig Wright
15:00 - Stefan’s first encounter with the whitepaper
20:25 - Stefan gives the Bitstocks Podcast exclusive, never-before-heard information regarding the year 2009
23:20 - We’re now in the year 2015, where Stefan introduces Craig to Calvin
36:52 - Craig’s early dispute with the Australian Tax office
43:00 - The beginning of nChain