Bitcoin 2022 drew masses of bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts to Miami Beach last week, where attendees congregated to discuss the future of the cryptocurrency.

Joining “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller and Danny Nelson is George Kaloudis, research analyst at CoinDesk. The trio recap their experiences at Bitcoin 2022 in Miami Beach, from encounters with Bitcoin Maxis to promising announcements in the future of the Lighting Network.

Last year’s Bitcoin conference came with the explosive news from El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele that he would introduce legislation to make cryptocurrency legal tender in his country. This year, the nation-state adoption narrative stalled slightly. What might this indicate about bitcoin’s future on the global stage?

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This show is produced, announced and edited by Michele Musso with additional production support from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is by Elision.