Name: Psychedelic Bart a.k.a. Psycho Bart

Country: United States

How long have you been into Bitcoin and what got you interested?

I’ve been into Bitcoin since 2013. I was initially drawn to BTC because I was a volatility junkie and I saw an opportunity to make more fiat. Over the years, I started to look into it more, take it seriously, and accumulate. Once you’ve figured out that Bitcoin is unstoppable, you’re deep in the rabbit hole.

How did you come up with your alias and why don’t you use your real name?

I came up with “Psychedelic Bart” because…


For more background and history on the Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries check out Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries Volume 1 Interview with Hodlonaut.

Brian Lockhart has been into Bitcoin since 2010 and currently works at Casa doing product managment for their Bitcoin + Lightning node product. Brian also runs the Seattle Bitcoin Meetup and is well known in the Bitcoin community.

I have known Brian for years on Bitcoin twitter, and his firm position on Bitcoin has never waivered. I consider him one of the “good guys,” and believe everyone can learn a little something from his diary interview.


Most people know Michael Caras as The Bitcoin Rabbi and for his book, “Bitcoin Money: A Tale of Bitville Discovering Good Money.” Michael got into Bitcoin in 2017 and his passion and enthusiam to teach people about Bitcoin has earned him respect in the community. He may not be an OG bitcoiner, but his fresh perspective is a great addition to the Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries.

For more background and history on the Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries check out Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries Volume 1 Interview with Hodlonaut.


David Bennett has been a vocal proponent of Bitcoin since 2015 and hosts the “Bitcoin And…” podcast where he features a variety of guests that discuss various Bitcoin topics.

I met David on Bitcoin twitter where many people also know him as Nunya Bidness. David’s experience and perspective makes him the perfect candidate for Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries Volume 2.

For more background and history on the Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries check out Bitcoin Bull Market Diaries Volume 1 Interview with Hodlonaut.


Thanks to @CryptoScamHub for the awesome cover art meme.

During the bitter cold darkness of the last Bitcoin bear market I launched a series of interviews called the Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries. Despite the fact that Bitcoin had significantly dropped in value there still remained a core group of Bitcoiners who were unphased and determined that Bitcoin would bounce back.

These interviews featured many of these voices and their thoughts and market perspectives during this turbulent time. The common thread throughout all of the Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries despite the bullshit “Bitcoin is going to die!” rhetoric was that Bitcoin would rise again.

Fast forward to where we are…


One of the most often overlooked aspects to owning Bitcoin is how to safely secure and store it. Most people have their own best practices and rituals they swear by. My philosophy has always been to continue asking questions and learning from people that are a lot smarter than me. Whatever you do, don’t think you know it all!

The Bitcoin Security Brief is a series that is focused on interviewing individuals from the Bitcoin world and picking their brains about various Bitcoin security topics. …


The Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries are a series of interviews featuring various important voices and perspectives in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Each interviewee was carefully selected and asked the same group of questions. The main goal was to provide the world with a collection of commentary and opinions on the state of the current Bitcoin and crypto market. Some of the names you will recognize while others don’t wish for the limelight but have great insight and experience we all can learn from.

These interviews are raw and unfiltered with no agenda other than giving each individual their opportunity to speak…


The Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries are a series of interviews featuring various important voices and perspectives in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Each interviewee was carefully selected and asked the same group of questions. The main goal was to provide the world with a collection of commentary and opinions on the state of the current Bitcoin and crypto market. Some of the names you will recognize while others don’t wish for the limelight but have great insight and experience we all can learn from.

These interviews are raw and unfiltered with no agenda other than giving each individual their opportunity to speak…


The Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries are a series of interviews featuring various important voices and perspectives in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Each interviewee was carefully selected and asked the same group of questions. The main goal was to provide the world with a collection of commentary and opinions on the state of the current Bitcoin and crypto market. Some of the names you will recognize while others don’t wish for the limelight but have great insight and experience we all can learn from.

These interviews are raw and unfiltered with no agenda other than giving each individual their opportunity to speak…


The Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries are a series of interviews featuring various important voices and perspectives in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Each interviewee was carefully selected and asked the same group of questions. The main goal was to provide the world with a collection of commentary and opinions on the state of the current Bitcoin and crypto market. Some of the names you will recognize while others don’t wish for the limelight but have great insight and experience we all can learn from.

These interviews are raw and unfiltered with no agenda other than giving each individual their opportunity to speak…

Pirate Beachbum

☠️ Just a simple Pirate who likes to research & write about technology, Bitcoin & travel. Hackernoon Editor At Large

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