John Vallis will be hosting the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the Bitcoin 2021 day one YouTube live stream and one for the Bitcoin 2021 day two YouTube live stream now.
Bitcoin 2021 in Miami is less than a week away and I’m excited to see old friends and meet many new faces. Conference MC, John Vallis, is someone I’m particularly eager to meet and have a conversation with.
Vallis is one of the highest-quality podcasters in the Bitcoin space with his show “Bitcoin Rapid Fire.” He has interviewed Bitcoiners of all ages and from all walks of life, from plebs to CEOs, developers, sovereign individuals and more. Running this podcast has changed his life since, as he told me, he’s finally found his tribe. I think many Bitcoiners, including myself, can relate.
Back when I was fairly new to Bitcoin Twitter, Vallis was the second Bitcoiner to interview me for a podcast. It was awesome to sit down and talk about Bitcoin, life and more with him. I really enjoy his outlook and opinions on things and he’s someone I listen to when I’m searching for signal amongst the noise.
I asked Vallis five questions about starting his podcast, his experience interviewing Bitcoiners, finding pure signal, the current state of the bull market and what he’s looking forward to most at Bitcoin 2021. See below for his answers, which will allow you to learn more about the man behind the mic.
What’s the story behind starting your podcast?
It’s pretty simple really. All I could think about was Bitcoin, and then I somehow stumbled into Bitcoin Twitter in mid-2019 and realized there were more like me, and I pretty much started it out of necessity to get some of these thoughts out of my head. My approach to the podcast has always just been to have open, relaxed conversations with people who I find interesting, or with whom I share interests. I tend to explore the more philosophical or “personal development” aspects that seem to…