Matt Odell

I focus on bitcoin, distributed systems, and privacy.

Build, use, and support tools that empower individuals.

Contact

Twitter - @matt_odell
Keybase - @mattodell
Telegram - @mattodell
Wire - @mattodell
GitHub - @modl21
Mastodon - @mattodell@bitcoinhackers.org

My PGP key is located at the bottom of this page.

Current Projects

TFTC
TFTC Video Guides
Final Message
BTC Citadel Workshops
BTC Citadel Telegram Group
Bitcoin Keybase Group
Samourai Whirlpool Stats
Bitcoin Dev List - Support Bitcoin Development

Video Guides

My favorite bitcoin storage solution
Graphene OS + Pixel 3a Full Install Process Using Ubuntu
Using an Opendime
Spending from an Opendime
Lightning Network for Beginners with Breez Wallet
Coldcard + Wasabi Wallet Basic Setup and Usage

Words by me

Other Bitcoin Resources

Newsfeed
Data Dashboard
Bitcoin Privacy Guide
Privacy Resources
Beginner Guide
6102bitcoin Resources
Bitcoin Q&A
Bitcoin Q&A Guides
Bitcoin Optech
Ministry of Nodes Guides
Price and Chain Data
P2P Trade Volumes
Bitcoin Stack Exchange
Bitcoin Wiki
Bitcoin ACKs - Bitcoin Core Activity Tracker
No KYC Guide
No KYC bitcoin exchanges
Getting Started with Lightning Network
More Resources

Bitcoin Tools

Hardware wallet: ColdCard
Android wallets: Samourai, Blue Wallet, Green Wallet
iOS wallets: Blue Wallet, Green Wallet, Fully Noded
Lightning wallets: Phoenix, Breez, Zap, Zeus, RTL
Desktop wallets: Specter, Core, Electrum, Wasabi, Sparrow Wallet
Self Hosted Multisig: Specter, Caravan, Electrum, FullyNoded, FullyNoded 2, Lily Wallet, Sparrow Wallet
Hosted Multisig: Unchained Capital, Casa
Favorite block explorers: Blockstream, OXT, KYCP
Mempool Status
Transaction Monitor
Prebuilt dedicated node: Nodl
Build your own dedicated node: RaspiBlitz, RoninDojo, MyNode, Umbrel (Feature Comparison)

Privacy Tools

Prebuilt computers: System76, Purism
Desktop OS: Pop!OS, Tails, Debian
Browser: Tor, Chromium
Mobile phone: Pixel 3a running GrapheneOS, Librem 5, Pine Phone
Messages: Signal, Keybase, Wire, Telegram
Hosted VPN: Mullvad
Email: Tutanota, ProtonMail
Cross device notes/tasks: StandardNotes
Share files: Onion Share, Keybase, Firefox Send
Password manager: BitWarden, KeePass

Whisky Fund

I take pride in maintaining my independence. My voice cannot be bought. If you find my content helpful, sats are appreciated.

Lightning
Samourai PayNym

Twitter Policy

Need some help or guidance?

You can reach me easily through my contact info above. I respond to those as quickly as possible, but please understand that my inboxes are filled with questions. Keybase is the best way to reach me since twitter’s DM interface is horrible and messages there are not encrypted.

If you are looking for a more focused one on one - through phone or video - I am happy to do that as well.

Liability Disclosure

My content provides education as to general privacy and security practices when using Bitcoin. Should you choose to apply the practices described in linked content with bitcoin or any other digital asset you own now or may purchase in the future, you do so at your own risk and I shall in no event be liable for any financial loss suffered. Nothing shall be construed as providing consulting, financial advice or general advice as to securing any digital asset of value.

TFTC is currently sponsored by Unchained Capital and CashApp. Potential sponsors are screened heavily and they understand our opinions are not for sale. We hold our sponsors to a high standard and are often critical of them. I am a minority partner of TFTC and I hope to move to a listener funded ad-free model as soon as reasonably possible.

Advisor Disclosure

I advise many bitcoin companies and founders in the space. Currently three have given me small equity positions in return - Hexa Wallet (.75%), BottlePay (.5%), and GiveBitcoin/SwanBitcoin (.1%). There is no promise of paid promotion or endorsement in those agreements. I will use my position as an advisor to help make the above products the best they can be but it should not be considered an endorsement. If any of them add shitcoin support, issue their own token, or start acting unethical in general I will call them out publicly and end our relationship.

Canary

If this section disappears then something is wrong that I cannot disclose.

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