Bully sits down with Andreas Antonopoulos, the author of author of several books on blockchain technology, incluing 'Mastering Bitcoin' and 'The Internet of Money', to discuss the basics of cryptocurrency. The discuss the history of Bitcoin, the evolution of blockchain technology over the years, the Lightning Network (incl. his upcoming book Mastering Lightning), and the recent decentralized finance, or "DeFi" craze sweeping the crypto space. ––– PHEMEX Phemex is a derivatives and spot cryptocurrency exchange led by a team of former Morgan Stanley Executives. It offers all major cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, XRP), highly volatile altcoins (LINK, DOT, UNI, YIFI, etc), and GOLD. Come trade with unmatched speed and efficiency: click the link below for an exclusive 10% trading fee discount and a $100 trading bonus. Visit https://phemex.com/a/Bully for more info! ––– RADIX Radix (www.radixdlt.com) is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com ––– SOVRYN Sovryn is a decentralized Bitcoin trading and lending platform and one of the first Bitcoin-native DeFi platforms. Earn interest on your Bitcoin and get paid for lending assets, with up to 5x leverage on long and short trades using USDT, BTC and bitcoin-backed stablecoins. Click the link below to get your first month’s trading fees for free. Be one of the first 100 and claim a $100 bonus! Visit Sovryn.app/bully for more info. ––– Listen on Apple. Listen on Spotify. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: http://blockworks.co.