Nic Carter: The Second Bitcoin Civil War

How bloody will it get?
Feb 27, 20241 min read

Nic Carter rejoins the podcast to discuss Bitcoin’s second civil war. When did it begin? Where are the party lines drawn? How will it end? Possible solutions? David and Nic dig into all of these questions and much more.


0:00 Intro

7:30 The Bitcoin Civil War

10:32 Defining Side Lines

14:14 No Core Consensus

17:13 Filtering Out Transactions & Expressivity

22:39 Season Two

26:16 Lightning Doesn’t Work?

29:16 Ordinals & Bitcoin L2s

32:49 The Future of Bitcoin Core

35:16 Covenants Explained

37:26 Bitcoin Venture Capital

48:26 BitVM

51:64 Bitcoin Block Philosophy

1:02:10 Bitcoin Expressivity Going Too Far

1:07:36 Bitcoin Ideology

1:10:12 Closing


Nic Carter


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