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Coin Stories with Natalie Brunell

Aug 18, 2022

Christian Keroles is General Manager at Bitcoin Magazine. The Southern California native hosts the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Fed Watch Podcast, Bitcoin Magazine Spaces and covers Bitcoin as it monetizes. You can connect with CK at REFERRAL LINKS: Coin Stories is powered by Okcoin. Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin is a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up. *** BITCOIN 2023, which will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held May 18-20 in Miami Beach. If you missed Bitcoin 2022, make sure to head to  @Bitcoin Magazine  to find videos and highlights of all the biggest events and panels. You can get an early bird pass for Bitcoin 2023 at a steep discount if you head to: Use code HODL for 10% off your pass. *** With iTrustCapital, you can actually invest in crypto without worrying about taxes, or fees. iTrustCapital allows their clients to invest in crypto through an individual retirement account, or an IRA. IRAs are tax sheltered accounts, which means all your crypto trading is tax-free and can even grow tax-free over time. The best part is that it’s totally free to open an account, and there are no hidden fees. You don’t need to pay any monthly subscription or membership fees either. If you open and fund an account, you will get a $100 funding bonus added to your account. To learn more, click the link below and open a free account to learn more. *** Fold is the best Bitcoin rewards debit card and shopping app in the world! Earn Bitcoin on everything you purchase with the Fold's Bitcoin cashback debit card and spin the Daily Wheel to earn free Bitcoin. Head to for 5,000 in free sats! #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #inflation Time codes: 00:00 Okcoin promo 00:59 iTrustCapital promo 01:43 Coin Stories is powered in part by Bitcoin Magazine 02:50 Growing up in SoCal, attending Chapman University 03:56 Parents are from Cairo 04:29 Family emigrating from Egypt 06:42 Software sales in Silicon Valley 08:05 Goal out of college: make money, be successful, own time 10:01 Discovering Bitcoin in 2017 in Bay Area 11:22 Learning through Laura Shin's Unchained podcast 15:21 Investing all his time in Bitcoin when he didn't have the money 17:19 BTC makes the world a better place, bullish on humans 19:51 Bitcoin maximalism, cryptocurrency community 24:50 Everything is good for Bitcoin, fighting trolls 29:37 Bitcoin Amsterdam and Bitcoin 2023 promo 30:40 Fold app promo 31:27 Transitioning from software sales to content creator 32:49 Early days of Bitcoin Magazine 33:40 Producing podcasts, Bitcoin conferences, Hard Money 36:55 Growth from Bitcoin 2019 to Bitcoin 2022 39:49 Bitcoin Amsterdam coming up October 12-14, 2022 43:35 Planning a conference in a bear market 45:12 "100K by Conference Day" 47:10 Hyperbitcoinization 49:27 Preparing for worst case scenario 52:05 Risks to Bitcoin 54:20 Is Bitcoin a zero sum game? 58:49 What's the Fed doing? Do people believe it?