29 August 2021 · 0 min read

Bitcoin, Blockstream, and ASIC w/ Dr. Adam Back & Samson Mow

In this video, Preston Pysh talks with Dr. Adam Back and Samson Mow about Blockstream’s latest announcement on producing Bitcoin ASIC, and its Modular Mining Unit (MMU).

Episode timestamps:

0:00:00 - Intro
0:00:10 - What is the Blockstream Modular Mining Unit (MMU)?
0:08:35 - Status of the Blockstream Modular Mining Unit (MMU)
0:09:56 - Why is Blockstream getting into the manufacturing of ASIC?
0:16:03 - How has the Blockstream Mining Note (BMN) performed to date?
0:27:56 - Blockstream Finance and getting into the mortgage space
0:32:47 - Lightning adoption and wallet integration
0:42:54 - Mesh Networks
0:48:51 - The Gaming space and how it will continue to evolve
51:21 - The differences between Blockstream Green and AQUA
58:15 - DeFi on Bitcoin via Stacks, Rootstock, or other methods
1:12:31 - Thoughts on the infrastructure bill

The episode premiered on August 26, 2021.