Bitcoin TV has just launched, making the best of Bitcoin available in a curated streaming channel for everyone around the world, around the clock. With viewing initially available at bitcointv.network and on YouTube, the channel’s mission is to educate and entertain both newcomers and long-time advocates of the decentralized digital money.
“Bitcoin TV makes it easy to sit back and learn all about this revolutionary new money,” said founder Cory Klippsten. “There is a ton of high quality Bitcoin education content available, but there’s so much noise that curation is an absolute necessity.”
Klippsten, who is also CEO of Bitcoin purchasing service SwanBitcoin.com, previously worked on YouTube sales strategy at Google, and later advised online video companies Pluto TV (acquired by ViacomCBS), New Form, and Reelgood.
Preview participants made it clear that Bitcoin TV fills an acute need. As one fan said:
It’s CNBC for Bitcoiners. I leave it on my TV throughout the day, listen to it at the gym, and hit the Youtube chat in the evenings.
With zero promotion for the week-long preview, the channel garnered thousands of viewers with an average watch time of 47 minutes.
Just the Beginning for Bitcoin TV
With support and participation from many of Bitcoin’s best content creators, Bitcoin TV plans to add value to existing Bitcoin education content through production, curation, editing, organization, and presentation. In Q1 2021, Bitcoin TV plans to launch on over-the-top television services like Pluto TV, Roku, and Samsung.
The service already features respected technologists, economists, and Bitcoin advocates like Andreas Antonopolous, Raoul Pal, Lyn Alden, Chamath Palihapitiya, Naval Ravikant, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Adam Back, Danielle DiMartino Booth, Preston Pysh, Matt Odell, Robert Breedlove, Stephan Livera, Andy Edstrom, and Tuur Demeester, with many more to come.
Bitcoin is Ready for Prime Time
The Bitcoin industry has matured quickly over the past few years, as Bitcoin has become a major player in the global macroeconomic and investment landscape. Some of the world’s leading financial institutions and investors like Fidelity, JPMorgan, Stanley Druckenmiller, Paul Tudor Jones, Raoul Pal and more have made large investments in Bitcoin and in the broader industry.
“The time is right for Bitcoin TV to build on this momentum,” said Brady Swenson, Programming Director of Bitcoin TV. “As hundreds of millions of people around the world discover Bitcoin in the coming years, we will continue our efforts to bring the best minds in the world to Bitcoin TV.”
Bitcoin TV is Provided Free for All by SwanBitcoin.com
Swan makes it easy for retail investors to set up automatic recurring purchases of Bitcoin straight from their bank account, similar to automatic contributions to a 401k. This “set it and forget it” method has proven to be the best approach for building a Bitcoin position over the long term, avoiding the pitfalls of trading and related tax consequences while ensuring steady accumulation. The service also allows members to wire funds or use ACH bank transfers for larger one-time purchases.
Says Klippsten, “The more someone knows about Bitcoin, the more they buy, so Bitcoin TV is a natural extension of our commitment to education.”
The Swan team already includes several authors and podcast hosts, including Yan Pritzker (Inventing Bitcoin), the pseudonymous Gigi (21 Lessons), Swenson (the Citizen Bitcoin and Swan Signal Live podcasts), Andrew Edstrom (Why Buy Bitcoin), Klippsten (the forthcoming book Bitcoin: A Bright Orange Future), and Jason Don, aka Brekkie von Bitcoin (the Swan Lounge podcast). Additionally, Swan sponsors the Stephan Livera Podcast and Bitcoin writer/philosopher Robert Breedlove, both leaders in the space.
In a time of monetary chaos, Bitcoin is inspiring millions to imagine a brighter future we can build together. We hope Bitcoin TV will help unite the world in pursuit of this cause.
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