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  • Ben Weng and Payne Cong of Foundation Logic, the team behind the new ElphaPex Dogecoin/Litcoin miner, join The Mining Pod to discuss their new ASIC mining startup, competing with industry giants, and the future of script mining. Learn about hardware startups, profitability comparisons, and the potential for diversifying mining revenue.

    Chapters:

    00:00 Start
    03:20 Ben Weng background
    04:29 Payne Cong background
    06:32 Litecoin+Dogecoin ASIC
    09:40 Why these coins?
    14:50 Is Litecoin the main revenue?
    18:39 Profitability
    21:10 Other revenue sources
    24:40 Calculators
    25:50 Hardware form factor
    28:15 Repairs
    33:41 Chips & production
    35:56 What foundry
    36:50 Chip allocations from Samsung
    38:40 Bitmain competition
    42:46 Final thoughts

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Ryan Nuckolls, a 10th-generation Texan and Bitcoin veteran, discusses the intersection of energy and Bitcoin mining in Texas. He shares insights on optimizing mining infrastructure, the benefits of Bitcoin for the Texas grid, and the industry's future. Nuckolls believes Texas is poised for significant growth in Bitcoin mining.

    Chapters:

    03:12 Ryan's background
    04:38 Infrastructure as a service
    08:24 Generation vs demand
    11:03 When Bitcoin came to ERCOT
    13:47 Example deal
    16:26 Due diligence beforehand
    17:13 Capital intensive ops
    19:25 Demand on ERCOT
    21:43 Trading energy on ERCOT
    25:35 What is energy trading?
    30:06 The future of ERCOT & Bitcoin

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC with Senior Producer, Damien Somerset. Distributed by CoinDesk with Senior Producer Michele Musso and Executive Producer Jared Schwartz.

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  • Ever wonder if this flare gas thing with Bitcoin mining is real? Can it actually scale to solve real world climate issues? And how would someone go about making a project like that in the first place?
    Justin Ballard, General Counsel at Akon Energy & Founding Partner at Firm 21, shares insights on Bitcoin mining's legal landscape, energy deals, flare gas mining, and the industry's future. He discusses the challenges and opportunities in navigating this space, drawing parallels to the oil and gas industry.

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00 Start
    04:37 Justin's background
    08:37 Mining legal structures
    15:41 Energy deal examples
    18:55 Flare gas reality check
    23:30 Legal gas mining deals
    30:00 Learnings big/small operations

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Check out Bitcoin Season 2 and The Gwart Show.

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • The hardware game is becoming more competitive, with new entrants like Jack Dorsey’s Block, Marathon Digital-backed Auradine and more. And then there’s this whole AI thing which mining CEOs and others keep talking about! 

    To make it straight, we brought on ePIC Blockchain co-founder Earl Mai to discuss ePIC’s hardware product line, the difficulties of getting a hardware startup off the ground, what its like to compete against Bitmain and how mining–and AI–could converge together over the next few years!

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00 Start
    03:07 Earl's background
    04:51 ePIC's products
    05:45 Earl's early mining days
    09:50 Moving from alts to bitcoin
    12:46 ASIC design process
    15:36 Why Bitmain dominates?
    20:15 Bitmian chip design
    21:51 Don't fight Bitmain
    24:41 Components
    26:18 Shoebox form factor
    27:39 How not to get scammed
    29:37 Next gen ASICS
    30:34 Intel update
    31:20 Competition in the space
    33:14 Is Bitmain slowing template propagation?
    39:06 Competitive edge on open network
    40:43 Where's the new competitive edge?
    44:20 AI and Bitcoin Mining

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Will and Charlie dig into this week’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news, including the short report leveled at Riot Platforms, CoreWeave’s declined bid to purchase Core Scientific, BitDeer buying a fabless ASIC manufacturer for $140 million in shares and lastly, Cleanspark’s involvement in the Cheyenne, Wyoming Bitcoin mining slapped with an executive order by the Biden administration.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Start
    02:31 Difficulty update
    04:51 Mining stocks
    08:04 Riot & Bitfarms
    16:30 Core Scientific rejects Coreweave
    22:00 Desiweminer (new AISC)
    27:21 Cleanspark vs White House

    Satoshi Action Fund's Poker Tournament at Mining Disrupt!

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!


    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Today we’re joined by Sven Hildebrandt and Frederik Vyncke of the European Bitcoin Mining Association (EBEA) to discuss the growing regulatory threat to Bitcoin mining in Europe. Sven and Frederik detail the mining landscape, how the new MiCA regulation will affect mining, the EBEA’s push to collect mining data and how other high intensity energy industries compare to Bitcoin mining in Europe.

    Check out the EBEA at https://ebea.work/
    Follow our guests on Twitter: @vyncke_frederik @SvenHildebrandt

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    Timestamps:
    00:00 Start
    03:32 Frederik Vyncke background
    04:31 Sven Hildebrandt background
    06:13 European Bitcoin Energy Association
    11:13 Perception of mining in EU now?
    17:34 MICA regulation & mining
    20:12 Data required by MICA
    21:28 What if no data?
    22:09 Service providers on the hook not miners
    23:01 This seems stupid...
    24:30 Energy mix data
    29:08 Complying with regulations as a miner
    32:20 Where is hashrate in the EU?
    35:39 South East EU mining
    37:36 AI power demand
    42:48 Regulatory wishlist
    45:21 Public data vs proprietary data
    46:04 Convincing miners to comply
    49:48 Wrapping up

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch our newest documentary, The Big Empty!

    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • What’s happening in the Bitcoin mining market? Did the halving bring us into a new landscape? And how are miners surviving in such hostile revenue territory? We sit down with Shanon Squires, a long time Bitcoin miner and current Chief Mining Officer at Compass Mining.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    03:02 Shannon intro
    06:45 Green field vs rack ready sites
    08:23 US mining vs global
    10:05 Self taught
    11:04 Compass mining move
    12:30 Compass business update
    14:58 Why has hosting survived?
    17:13 The Accelerated program
    18:04 How does Accelerated work?
    20:18 Facility sizes
    22:04 10 megawatts or bust
    25:14 Cost per megawatt?
    25:42 Transformers are abundant now, right? Right?
    27:30 Halving bankruptcies?
    28:50 S19 rig bear market
    30:38 ASIC sales
    32:24 Repair market
    35:31 Why are manufacturers training technicians
    36:56 Predictions
    38:33 $400k per megawatt

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • We're off at Consensus 2024 so we're airing one of our favorite shows from The Gwart Show, one of our other podcasts on the Blockspace Podcast Network. We'll be back next week with EXTRA Mining Pod shows, but enjoy this Bitcoin podcast in between!
    Allen Farrington, co-founder of Axiom, joins The Gwart Show to discuss scaling Bitcoin, the role of venture capital in Bitcoin’s ecosystem, his thoughts on DeFi, NFTs, and stablecoins, and the potential for Bitcoin to supplant fiat money. He also shares his insights on the ordinals debate and the future of Bitcoin infrastructure.

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    Follow our guest on Twitter: @allenf32
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  • Chief Research Officer at Bitcoin miner Griid, Mike Hamilton is an experienced & well-known Bitcoin miner. But even more impressive might be his feat snagging of the second Runes ticker once the moment the protocol launched last April. 

    Mike talks about how his experience with Bitcoin and tinkerer mentality let him beat all the other teams competing for the top Runes spots. Mike also discusses Bitcoin mining, the role miners may play going forwards, and his personal project “Mutable Trees.”

    Follow along on your favorite podcast player of choice by clicking here.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:55 Mike intro
    00:08:12 What is etching & hard coding?
    00:09:59 Acquiring the Runes ticker
    00:15:01 Building Runes tools
    00:19:24 Airdropping
    00:23:54 Miners learning Runes
    00:26:38 Managing UTXOs
    00:32:17 Including Runes in business model
    00:34:26 Block templates
    00:38:43 Miners vs Maxi
    00:40:16 Fix the filters?
    00:42:35 Mutable Trees
    00:48:34 OP_CAT
    00:52:07 Miners & soft forks


    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    Follow our host on Twitter, @wsfoxley.

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Welcome back to The Mining Pod! On today’s news roundup, we discuss Bitcoin mining stocks, Venezuela banning Bitcoin mining, the FIT21 bill passing the US House of Representatives, MetaMask possibly adding Bitcoin, the Rabbit AI founder’s murky Bitcoin past and more!

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    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    02:29 Difficulty update
    05:02 FIT21 bill
    12:07 Venezuela illegal mining
    16:44 Metamask + Bitcoin
    26:28 Rabbit AI

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Welcome back to The Mining Pod! On today’s show, we’re joined by Storm Rund of the Oklahoma Bitcoin Association to discuss the groundbreaking Bitcoin legislation passed in the state of Oklahoma! In this show, Storm gives an overview of Bitcoin mining in OK (nearly over 1 gigawatt in size!), the legislative process, what the law does for Bitcoiners and what future bills Storm is working on with the OKA!

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    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    03:28 Storm intro
    06:12 Mining power usage in OK
    08:16 Legislative process & bill
    15:27 The OPA mission
    17:59 Upcoming bills
    19:28 Practical miner considerations
    22:58 Why is BTC legislation uncommon?
    27:29 Red Team vs Blue Team
    30:34 Story:FUD flyer
    33:03 What resonates w/ politicians
    38:20 Become a member

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Matt Kimmell and Will Foxley of Blockspace Media jump into this week’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news including a network healthy check, mining stocks slowly bleeding out while Bitcoin ETFs continue to grow in strength, the Biden administration forcing the divestment of a Bitcoin mining farm from Chinese owners outside a nuclear power plant in Wyoming, and Bitfarms’ lawsuit with its former CEO!

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    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    03:34 Difficulty update
    08:24 Inefficient miners exit: JP Morgan
    10:18 ETF updates
    14:06 Choppy for public miners
    17:39 US blocks China miners
    22:35 Bitfarms exec shakeup

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Taras Kulyk, CEO of Sunnyside Digital, one of the largest hardware distributors in North America, joins The Mining Pod to discuss the post-Bitcoin halving mining market, including ASIC prices, infrastructure, global shipping and M&A in the mining industry.

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:18 Taras Kulyk intro
    00:04:45 ASIC market update
    00:07:53 ASIC buyer hesitation
    00:10:29 S21 vs T21 performance
    00:12:46 Where are older ASIC migrating to?
    00:14:39 Electrical infrastructure procurement
    00:15:57 Supply chain
    00:17:03 GPS jamming
    00:18:11 West vs East coast shipping
    00:19:32 Intl vs domestic shipments
    00:20:34 Procurement advice for new miners
    00:23:14 ASIC market maturing?
    00:24:49 Institutional ASIC buyers
    00:26:23 M&A for big miners
    00:30:27 Servicing miners
    00:31:01 Why miners aren't staffing up?
    00:32:54 Big miner predictions
    00:33:42 Wrap up

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • In this week’s Mining Pod, Will and Matt dig into Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news including: difficulty dropping 5.5%, Arkansas putting restrictions around Bitcoin mining and large Bitcoin miners pivoting into artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure.

    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:07 Hashrate go down
    00:06:35 Texas grid spikes
    00:10:57 Canaan Avalon A15
    00:17:26 Arkansas hates noise & communists
    00:25:01 Miners pivot to AI infrastructure

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish 

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Chapter Markers:
    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:35 Open Timestamps does election fraud
    00:07:19 Timestamp the internet?
    00:08:19 Peter Todd Intro
    00:10:45 Antpool block template use
    00:16:33 Does Stratum V2 solve pool control?
    00:17:18 Ocean Pool
    00:18:19 Developers Incentivisation
    00:20:19 Mining Testnet
    00:21:30 Resetting Testnet
    00:21:56 Ordinal Streisand Effect
    00:24:16 OP_RETURN
    00:24:58 1MB Runes incoming w/ Libra Relay?
    00:28:23 MEV is dangerous
    00:30:35 RBF transactions
    00:31:20 MEV types
    00:32:53 Libra Relay vs Core filters
    00:34:50 Libra Relay is a political project
    00:36:10 Suggestions for miners
    00:37:36 OP_CAT
    00:42:40 OP Code prediction

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • In this week’s Mining Pod, Charlie, Matt, Will and special guest Walt Smith of Cyber Fund discuss the talks from Bitcoin developer conference Bitcoin ++ in Austin, Texas, with special focus on new soft forks for Bitcoin that could bring more programmability on-chain.

    00:00 Start
    01:37 What is Bitcoin ++?
    05:09 Specter of MEV on Bitcoin
    11:49 Defining MEV
    17:23 Slipstream & Data Blobs
    21:08 Protocol Ossification
    23:56 OP_CAT

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • In this week’s Mining Pod, we talk with the Galaxy Digital Bitcoin mining team about their Helios Bitcoin mine in Spur, Texas, population 900! We discuss the latest film, The Big Empty, how it was received by the community and what it means to have a Bitcoin miner join rural American towns like Spur.

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:01 Guest Intros
    00:02:36 Helios Mine Scale
    00:03:21 Guest Bios
    00:07:59 Helios Facility Size
    00:11:26 Immersion Mining Process
    00:13:21 Living in Dickens County
    00:20:13 Suspicion of New Companies
    00:23:42 Bitcoin Adoption in Towns
    00:27:15 Community Interactions
    00:29:32 Money & State Separation
    00:33:41 Communication Barriers
    00:35:06 The Legendary Pool
    00:38:50 Wrapping Up


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  • We go through this week’s news in Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining, including ViaBTC’s 33.3 BTC auction reward, Jack Dorsey’s Block announcing its 3 nm chip plans for a Bitcoin ASIC, and a behind the scenes look at TSMCs Arizona chip fab!

    00:00:00 Start
    00:07:27 Post-Halving Difficulty 
    00:12:16 Via BTC's Epic Sat Sale
    00:16:14 Block's 3nm Mining Chip
    00:20:01 Challenges for New ASICS
    00:24:28 Jack Dorsey's Support
    00:27:28 TSMC's Arizona Fab Issues
    00:32:26 Wrap-up


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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation and Diverter, a pseudonymous Bitcoiner known for his non-KYC Bitcoin guides, joins The Mining Pod to discuss why Bitcoin mining matters for individual liberty and how Bitcoiners can take mining to the next level.

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00:00 Start
    00:03:13 Diverter's Bitcoin Journey
    00:06:12 Alex Gladstein's Bitcoin Story
    00:10:22 Why Mining Matters
    00:13:07 Value of Non-KYC Mining
    00:20:27 Mining & Financial Sovereignty
    00:24:27 Clean Spark Ad
    00:24:47 Bitcoin Mining Bifurcation
    00:28:45 Vitamin Ad
    00:29:26 Mining: Suits vs. Home Miners
    00:37:36 Regulatory Capture of Mining
    00:51:50 Bitmain Ad
    00:52:37 Compromising on Privacy
    00:57:53 Inevitability of Bitcoin Adoption
    01:03:17 Cypherpunk Ethos & Nuance
    01:04:20 What if Bitcoin Succeeds?

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CleanSpark, America’s Bitcoin miner! And thank you to Foreman Mining, Master Your Mining!

    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.

  • Matt, Will and Charlie dig into this week’s biggest news stories ahead of the Bitcoin halving, where Bitcoin’s rewards are dropped by 50% by the network! We go through Bitcoin data, Riot energizing Corsicana and Foundry playing halving block games!

    Chapter Markers:
    00:00:00 Start
    00:02:15 Bitcoin Having Discussion
    00:04:28 Sponsor: Clean Spark
    00:06:06 Miner Mag Data Review
    00:09:17 Miner Sell Pressure
    00:11:18 Riot's 1 GW Mine
    00:14:23 Sponsor: Foreman
    00:15:25 Foundry's Rare Sat Auction
    00:20:36 Sponsor: Bitmain
    00:21:24 Testnet Reorgs & Hash Bender
    00:31:39 Mining Innovations & Topics
    00:33:42 Upcoming Shows & Events
    00:35:36 Wrap-up

    Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 

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    "The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.