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The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network

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The LTB Network provides a tokenized platform for podcasts, articles, and forums about the ideas, people, and projects building the new digital economy and the future of money.

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Episodes

The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast - Quantum Narratives with Dan Held

May 20, 2019

Description:

Look, I believe in freedom. That's the core root of everything that I believe in, whether that be social freedom, or monetary freedom. And I think Bitcoin is our best shot at enabling both. - Dan Held

Dave and Grahm are back with the latest on news and narratives in the Bitcoin community. News includes Bitcoin's recent price spike, Blockstream's Liquid Securities launch, Microsoft's plan to build on the Bitcoin blockchain, CFTC's crypto whistleblowing rewards and how mainstream retailers are now accepting Bitcoin.

After the news, they talk with Dan Held about the writing process, the quantum narratives surrounding Bitcoin and how it permits social freedom.

Resources:

Bitcoin Breaks $8000

Blockstream Releases First Enterprise Grade Product

Microsoft Building ID Verification Platform on Bitcoin

CFTC Will Pay You To Report Crypto Scams

Flexa Enables BTC Payments

Interview:

Hodlers Are the Revolutionaries

Quantum Narratives

Tycho

Planting Bitcoin

Schrƒdinger's Cat

Twitter:

Bitcoin Magazine

The LTB Network

Dan Held

The Blockcrunch - Can Crypto Change How We Run Organizations? - Luis Cuende (Aragon)

May 20, 2019

Description:

With the rise of decentralized companies and organizations, the need for tools to manage people around the world also emerges.‚ Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende and I continue our exploration of crypto governance this week. We discuss:

Why do we need decentralized tools for management?Who is Aragon targeting?Why Aragon is interested in Polkadot

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Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

Resources:

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Intro music by‚Phortissimo.

Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Is a More Popular Search Term Than Donald Trump

May 20, 2019

Description:

Today the term Bitcoin is more popular than other big search terms such as SpaceX, Tesla, Elon Musk and even Donald Trump.

You can find all episodes of the show by visiting 4minutecrypto.com.

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Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email GaryLeland@gmail.com for additional info.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.

Proof of Love Episode 15 Audience Questions

May 17, 2019

Description:

Listen to this fun episode where we read questions from the audience! We discuss about what "going dutch" is, and when/if a girl should pay for herself or let a guy pay for her along with other cultural expectations of gender roles. Next, can political views affect a relationship? Should you stay with someone because of a sense of obligation even if you want to leave? Can you still be with someone even if they don't want kids? We even touch a bit on health, alzheimers and getting over past trauma.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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What Bitcoin Did #107 Microsoft is Building on Bitcoin with Daniel Buchner

May 17, 2019

Description:

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Monday 13th May, 2019

Company: Microsoft

Role: Senior PM - Leading Decentralized Identity

As Bitcoin continues to grow, it is no longer an underground movement for cypherpunks and geeks. Bitcoin has broken into the mainstream while maintaining its core decentralised feature, out of the reach of state control.

Where financial institutions have woken up to a world which includes Bitcoin with the arrival of futures, high-grade custody and banking infrastructure; major companies are now recognising that Bitcoin is now part of the economy that can't be ignored.

During blockchain week in New York, Microsoft announced the launch of their decentralised identity programme which will use the Bitcoin blockchain to create user identifiers. In this episode, I talk with Daniel Buchner, who is leading this initiative at Microsoft, we discuss the culture at Microsoft, how decentralised IDs work and the ethics of using the Bitcoin blockchain for non-financial transactions.

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4 Minute Crypto - $10,000 Bitcoin Price Will Trigger Widespread FOMO

May 17, 2019

Description:

It's clear there is a fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, as crypto traders and investors who were waiting to buy Bitcoin back lower than $3,150 are coming to the difficult realization that they missed their chance and are stuck buying Bitcoin back at increasingly higher prices.

You can find all episodes of the show by visiting 4minutecrypto.com.

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Email Gary at TheCryptoCousins@gmail.comMessage me at https://Facebook.com/msg/GaryLelandLeave a voice comment at 817-476-0660

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Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email GaryLeland@gmail.com for additional info.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.

Aya Miyaguchi: The Role and Challenges of the Ethereum Foundation

May 16, 2019

Description:

The Ethereum Foundation has played a crucial role in the evolution of the blockchain ecosystem. They pioneered the Swiss foundation structure and ran one of the first token sales. They played a key role in developing the second-most valuable blockchain network and still play a key role in funding research and steering the future of Ethereum.

At the same time, it has been frequently criticized for a lack of transparency, being too slow in funding development and poor financial risk management. Executive Director Aya Miyaguchi joined us to discuss her journey into the space, the role of the Ethereum Foundation and their plans for the future.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Aya went from high school teacher to enter the crypto spaceJoining Kraken and building their presence in JapanThe role of the Ethereum Foundation in the Ethereum ecosystemDecision making processes and governance in the Ethereum FoundationEthereum's grant program and funding prioritiesThe Ethereum Foundation's plans to attempt to become more transparentThe Ethereum Foundation's approach to conflicts of interestWhy the EF decided to support MolochDAOWhether Ethereum should be concerned about competition from other blockchain networks

Links mentioned in this episode:

Ethereum.orgEthereum Foundation to Spend $30 Million on Development Over Next YearEthereum Foundation WebsiteEthereum Foundation Values by Aya Miyaguchi (Devcon4) - YouTubeEthereum Devcon 5 Japan - Oct 30 to Nov 2DappCon Berlin - August 21 to 23

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This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/287

SAFE Crossroads #53, A QUIC, SAFE Solution, with Spandan Sharma

May 14, 2019

Description:

MaidSafe's Crust (Connections in Rust) program library was necessary due to lack of existing tech to do what was needed for the SAFE Network.

The QUIC protocol has evolved and now provides a connection solution which the whole internet will likely be moving to--really great for the internet at large, and really handy for the SAFE Network's development.

The SAFE project will be an early adopter, because the protocol already contains the needed functionality to make further development of Crust unnecessary.

We talk about this move, the nature of both Crust and QUIC, and more, with MaidSafe's back-end lead, Spandan Shamar. As usual Spandan is very helpful in breaking this all down for us simple folks, but hopefully being informative to dev types, as well.‚

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

safenetwork.tech

QUIC: Replacing TCP for the Internet

QUIC, Quinn and Crust: an Update

Post re Project Plan/Roadmap

SAFE Network Forum

SAFE Crossroads Podcast #22 SAFE School, Class V, Connecting All

SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

What Bitcoin Did #106 Why Block Reorgs are Bad for Bitcoin with Adam Back and Bryan Bishop

May 14, 2019

Description:

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Sunday 12th May, 2019

Company: Adam - Blockstream | Bryan - Independent

Role: Adam - Cofounder | Bryan - Core Developer

Following the recent hack of Binance for over 7,000 Bitcoin, a debate was sparked on Twitter regarding returning the funds using a block reorg. While this topic may have been discussed in the past, being new to Bitcoin, I was unaware of the history.

There are many technical aspects to how Bitcoin functions and to the less technical it can be challenging to grasp. I was unaware that block reorgs happen regularly in Bitcoin and why.

I caught up with Adam Back from Blockstream and Bitcoin Core Developer, Bryan Bishop to understand more about what block reorgs are and why large reorgs to reverse transactions are bad for Bitcoin.

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The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast feat. Kyle Torpey

May 14, 2019

Description:

Welcome back to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, your source for all the news, commentary and analysis driving the financial revolution that is Bitcoin.

In today's episode, hosts Dave and Grahm get you caught up on Fidelity and E-Trade's plan to launch crypto trading platforms, the growing number of CoinJoin transactions, the Binance hack and the latest on Bitfinex. After that, they're joined by longtime Bitcoin writer Kyle Torpey to discuss some of his recent articles and what the heck is going on with the @bitcoin account.

Resources:

Fidelity's Bitcoin Trading Is Only Weeks Away

Percentage of CoinJoin Bitcoin Transactions Triple Over The Last Year

Bitfinex, Attorney General Legal Sparring Continues With New Court Filings

Binance Hacked for $40M, CEO Backpedals on Recoup Via Block Reorganization

Interview:

Measuring Decentralization '" Paul Sztorc

Bitcoin Is Turning Is Turning Left vs. Right Into Big Data vs. Privacy

Percentage CoinJoin Bitcoin Transactions Triples Over Past Year

Twitter:

Bitcoin Magazine

The LTB Network

Kyle Torpey

Cryptoretreat

@Bitcoin Account

The Tatiana Show Ep. 197 Paul Puey of Edge

May 14, 2019

Description:

Tatiana and Josh had a great conversation with Paul Puey, founder of Edge Wallet and veteran crypto entrepreneur. His experience and insight is blazing trails in the industry. We talked about Edge and looked forward to all the exciting things happening this week, including our event Crypto Stars event Saturday night. He said he will be there primarily to enjoy all the great music and comedy, but will be sporting his Edge shirt and will be happy to answer any questions other attendees may have. If you don't have your free ticket yet, this opportunity is another reason to come join the fun and network with so many amazing folks like Paul.

We also spoke with Jun Dam who is organizing the 100X Crypto Summit event that Tatiana will be speaking at on May 14th here in NYC.

About the Guests:

Paul is a proud Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics engineering to development of custom web CMS systems, even before people knew what a CMS was. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia and Chromatic Research, but most recently owned and operated several non-technical small businesses throughout California. There he learned the importance of the intersection of people, business, and technology.

Today, Paul aims to bring Bitcoin mainstream with software and products aimed at simplifying Bitcoin and making it insanely easy to send and secure this revolutionary currency while maintaining the highest level of privacy.

When not converting people to bitcoin you'll likely find him climbing a rock in Joshua Tree or at a local climbing gym.


More Info:

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CryptoMediaHub.com

Edge.app

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4 Minute Crypto - 4 Reasons to Be Bullish on Crypto

May 13, 2019

Description:

Brian Kelly from Fast Money said that there's a really good chance that the December lows we saw in the 3000 dollar range were probably the lows for this cycle, and that there is a Bitcoin resurgence, and‚then gave 4 reasons for his statement.

You can find all episodes of the show by visiting 4minutecrypto.com.

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The best Bitcoin Book‚https://4MinuteCrypto.com/BitcoinSubscribe to Alexa Flash Briefings‚https://4MinuteCrypto.com/AlexaSetup a Binance Account‚https://CryptoCousins.com/BinanceGet $10 in Bitcoin free at Coinbase‚https://CryptoCousins.com/CoinbaseThe Trezor Wallet‚https://Trezor.io/?a=cryptocousins.comBitcoin Clothing & Gear‚https://CryptoCrybaby.com

Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email GaryLeland@gmail.com for additional info.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #397 Money is Funny

May 12, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the realities of base-layer-bitcoin fungibility.

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What Bitcoin Did #105 Bitcoin Uncensored with Chris DeRose and Junseth

May 10, 2019

Description:

Interview location: FloridaInterview date: Wednesday 8th May, 2019Company: Bitcoin UncensoredRole: Co-hosts

Coming into Bitcoin in late 2016 comes with a range of challenges in respecting and understanding the history of the space. Not only understanding the tech but the various people and projects which have come and gone.

There is also a long history of scams and/or poorly thought out projects promising riches from the mythical properties of the blockchain. With Bitcoin Uncensored, Chris DeRose and Junseth actively regularly dissected these projects, exposing the false promises and scams prevalent in the space but they acrimoniously split in 2017 as their visions and personal objectives were no longer aligned.

The podcast was very popular with many Bitcoiners but also created them enemies with their no holds barred content. Chris and Junseth agreed to come on the What Bitcoin Podcast to discuss the history of the show, their current view on the space, scams, changing narratives and the pressures of running a podcast.

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4 Minute Crypto - Facebook Changes Its Policy on Crypto Related Ads

May 10, 2019

Description:

Ads pertaining to blockchain tech, industry news, as well as events and educational materials for cryptos can now be displayed on Facebook without prior approval.

You can find all episodes of the show by visiting 4minutecrypto.com.

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Email Gary at TheCryptoCousins@gmail.comMessage me at https://Facebook.com/msg/GaryLelandLeave a voice comment at 817-476-0660

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The best Bitcoin Book‚https://4MinuteCrypto.com/BitcoinSubscribe to Alexa Flash Briefings‚https://4MinuteCrypto.com/AlexaSetup a Binance Account‚https://CryptoCousins.com/BinanceGet $10 in Bitcoin free at Coinbase‚https://CryptoCousins.com/CoinbaseThe Trezor Wallet‚https://Trezor.io/?a=cryptocousins.comBitcoin Clothing & Gear‚https://CryptoCrybaby.com

Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email GaryLeland@gmail.com for additional info.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.

Proof of Love Ep. 14 The Love Scientist, Natalie Trent

May 10, 2019

Description:

What is love? What is universal love? Is there a difference and how can you measure that? Is there a scientific approach to this? Can we become more loving and how does that impact the world on a whole? We discuss these topics and find out at least some answers to these large questions with our beautiful guest Dr. Natalie Trent. This neuroscientist and shamanic energy healer has done extensive research with Harvard Medical School and shares her findings with the ladies on Proof of Love.

About the Guests:

Dr. Natalie Trent, PhD is a neuroscientist and shamanic energy healer, working to integrate the scientific and the mystical. As a scientist, Natalie studies the power of mind-body medicine and spirituality for wellness, healing, and prevention of illness and disease. Natalie has received media attention for her work, and has been interviewed by The Dr. Denise show, Collective Evolution, Michel Pascal, and Juliana Klinkert, and her research has been featured in the New York Times. She appears in the recent documentaries Expanding Reality and Titanic: Premonitions. Natalie is the author of many scientific publications and two forthcoming books from award-winning publishers Param Media: Expanding Science: Visions of a Post-Materialist Paradigm and Infinite Perception: The Power of Psychedelics for Global Transformation. Natalie has presented her research and given talks to diverse audiences throughout North America and Europe.

As a research scientist with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Harvard Medical School, Natalie investigates yoga and mindfulness as practices for improving psychological health and wellbeing with Kripalu's RISE program. With the Center for Reiki Research, Natalie studies the benefits of Reiki on physical and psychological health, and educates Reiki practitioners and the public about current and past research. She also conducts research on Universal Love, unconditional love for all of existence, and is the creator of the Universal Love Scale, a psychometrically validated measurement for the embodiment and experience of universal love. Her other research includes the transcendent effects of psychedelics, herbal medicine, and the nocebo effect. Together with over 300 other scientists and physicians, Natalie was the first signee of the Manifesto for a Postmaterialist Science, a declaration for science to move beyond the outdated materialist paradigm.

Natalie is also a shamanic energy healer with an international teaching and healing practice. Her technique is a blend of Usui Reiki and North American and European shamanism, forms of energy medicine that work synergistically. Through embodying universal love and pure presence, Natalie works with universal life force energy for the highest good of her clients. She also teaches Reiki and Shamanic Energy Medicine classes in person and online.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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The Third Web #17 - Arthur Brock, Holochain

May 10, 2019

Description:

Holochain has been a project simminging in the background of the blockchain space for several years now. The promise has been a panaceaic solution to the performance and scalability issues facing decentralised hosting platforms. It's an oft heard claim, but, as founder Arthur Brock expounds in this interview, by giving up our insistence on global consensus in favor of discoverable and verifiable local state, a world of options is opened to us. This kind of discussion follows from the Secure Scuttlebutt and Urbit episodes. It raises, and offers answers, to questions of data vs agent based ontologies. But most interesting of all, it forces us to reconsider why we wanted to use a blockchain in the first place.

Arthur Brock from Denver ColoradoInterested in alternative currencies in 2001Self organising companies are just a form of currency hackingDiscovered what a huge leverage point for change currency isChange the business incentives and all business will reshape towards those incentivesThe Future of Money, Bernard Leotard2003 alternative currency became main gigMetacurrency project 2004Met Harris BrownCurrencies as more than money - symbol systems that we use to coordinate at scaleOut of metacurrency project came Ceptr 2006Interact/transact with anyone else without intermediaryRequired a reinvention of most of the communications stack. Modeling on nature - biomimicryPrototyped for rewrite of computation, communication, commerceTook piece of Ceptr and built Holochain, completed in Go in 2017Bitcoin neither blindsided nor felt like a culmination of workSeemed like a ham handed designQuestionably successfulHas captured a large followingHas not achieved what Arthur Brock wants to achieveNot to dismiss blockchain - if nothing else it has prepared public consciousness and awareness for dealing with these problems.Blockchain has altered the discoursePulled discourse in a crazy directionRecreates unhealthy patterns turbochargedDefinitely need new money but need to do it in a manor that does not amplify volatility and wealth concentrationRecreating old problems won't get us somewhere newCore issue is validation, not consensusEveryone must use the same validation scheme to participate in consensus [validation is more fundamental than consensus]Push for global state is a lazy way of modeling problemsIn reality there is no global state or time. Only relative state and time.Holochain uses an Agent Centric approach rather than a Data Centric approach.Each agent has their own chain for an application, only tracking the agents activity.Genesis block of each chain includes a hash of the source code of the application.State change/transaction might include: [hash of source code], [identity], [data], [signature], [time stamp]Publishes own block header to validating distributed hash tableContent addressableEasily shardableAutomatically validatedAutomatically tamperproofAutomatically ordered enabling global discoverability of local state Each application is a separate peer to peer network & DHT, only syncs and validates with other app usersHash of app source code not only acts as address of app data, but also provides rules for validation.If you look at the way the biological world works, you can follow the patterns to a similar model to HolochainIn Blockchain Data has first order independent existence, in order for us to know what the state of this metaphysical, magical data really is we need to have global agreement between interested actors/agents. Actors/agents have been removed from the ontology.In reality, data is always the result of an action and has as an attribute, authorship. It cannot exist on its own. Breaking authorship breaks data integrity. Ergo, agents have first order existence and data second order.The difference between data and agent centrism lies in ontology - what exists, what you have to build with, and what you have to build on.If you start the ontology with data existing and someone whats to change the data, you need a system for enabling that data to be changed.If you start your ontology with agents existing, then authorship and provenance of data can be tracked and, in accordance with associated rules, authority to change data.Maintaining data provenance allows the maintenance of fundamental integrity. In Bitcoin you have a single described timeline in a massively simultaneous system. We know that there is no absolute time. To force a construct of an absolute timeline is to burn energy constructing a fiction.The reason this approach was taken was the political agenda of Bitcoin & blockchain - to take away accountability through anonymity.Accountability = continuity of action.In distributed computing, consensus refers to leader selection: selecting a single agent that decides what events have taken place during their tenure, from their perspective.Proof of Work & Proof of Stake are both centralising - if you win this round, then your odds are better for the next round, all mechanisms considered. Holochain was developed to take on blockchain as a pattern that offers speed and scale. It is hard to see how blockchain can stand up to this pattern.Did an ICO - mobilised community assetsHolochain doesn't have a currencyIs a non-profit foundationProvides a distributed data integrity framework for building peer to peer apps, including currencies.Holo is a hosting framework that bridges Web 3.0 apps and Web 2.0 browsers.Aims to compete with AWS using the airbnb model Holofuel currency used on the Holo network will not be immediately open source to prevent explosion of shitcoins.Holochain has been in existence for 2 years. The first prototype, built in Go, was abandonedRebuilding in Rust.Recently 10th alphaClosed testnetSoon will ship Holoport home server devices - $1MM crowdfunded through kickstarter.AF: Joe Lubin says 'œEthereum will be the only global settlement platform'Is blockchain primarily a financial platform tool?Will it have to step aside for another model to support the decentralised web of information?Real genius has gone into the building of Ethereum & the management of global state through patricia trees.However, requires state channels and sidechains (state localisation tools) to reach 'œweb scale'If you start with the assumption that state is local there is no need for this added complexity.State channels are an example of agent centric design.

Holochain.orgHolo.hostArtbrock.comCeptr.orgMetacurrency.org

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Distributed Dialogues EP #20 - Bitcoin, Terrorism and National Security

May 8, 2019

Description:

"I think crypto enthusiasts need to understand that it just makes sense that if crypto gets widely adopted, yeah, I'm sure terrorists and other criminals are going to adopt it, too, more widely than they are now." - Yaya Fanusie

Dave and Grahm are back after licking their wounds from their failed ICO, KrabCoin, to discuss the geopolitical implications of cryptocurrencies with ex-CIA economics and counter-terrorism analyst Yaya Fanusie.

From Fanusie's perspective there are two clear narratives about terrorists financing with cryptocurrency; and neither of them are correct.

Resources:

Yaya's Bio

Jihadists Upping Their Bitcoin Game

Rhythm of Wisdom Podcast

Steven Stalinsky's Op-Ed

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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Mark Miller: Agoric and the Decades-Long Quest for Secure Smart Contracts

May 7, 2019

Description:

We were joined by Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric. Mark is a computer scientist who has done ground-breaking work on many topics relevant to blockchain and smart contracts going back decades.

We discussed his visionary 1988 Agoric papers, which explored how markets could be applied to the world of software. We also covered how his view of smart contracts, which focused on secure bilateral agreements complements and converges with blockchain. Finally, we covered his new company Agoric and their conceptualization of higher order smart contracts.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Mark's effort to prevent the government from suppressing the discovery of public key cryptography in the 1970sThe legendary project Xanadu and its attempt to create censorship-resistant web publishingMark's Agoric papers and the vision of markets for computationWhy AI hasn't changed the shortcomings of central planningThe difference between his view of smart contracts and Nick Szabo'sTheir decade-spanning work on making JavaScript the best language for smart contractsAgoric's work on higher order smart contracting

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Agoric PapersComputer Security as the Future of Law - YouTubeCapability-based Financial Instruments (2000)Distributed Electronic Rights in JavaScript '" Google AIAgoric at SF Cryptocurrency Devs - Programming Secure Smart Contracts - YouTubeThe Duality of Smart Contracts and Electronic Rights by Dean Tribble at Web3 Summit 2018 - YouTube

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 196 Bailey Reutzel & Crypto Stars

May 7, 2019

Description:

This was a great episode where we talk to some of the stars who will be performing at the upcoming Crypto Stars Event this Saturday! We are joined by David Weiss of media partner Sonicscoop, Filmmaker Christopher Arcella & Bailey Reutzel of Coindesk. David and I reminisce about his early entrance into the crypto space and how much he loves writing about blockchain as a natural evolution from music technology. Next, we have Christopher of The Bitcoin Executor who talks about his short film Satoshi's Sculpture Garden which will premiere at Crypto Stars on May 11! And last but not least we hear from Bailey Reutzel who has expanded her horizons past just writing about crypto into standup comedy! She tells us a bit about her trip to Belize, her plans for Consensus week, & so much more!

About the Guests:

David Weiss is the co-founder/co-editor of www.sonicscoop.com. He is also NYC editor for Mix magazine, and the co-founder of MusicSupervisionCentral.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christopher earned a Bachelor's Degree from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture where he worked as an assistant to the director of the Virginia Tech Multimedia Lab. Following graduation he gained experience as a designer at IDEO San Francisco and Blu Dot before running an interaction design studio called RUNROBOTS. During this time Christopher built his writing and directing skills by making many of his own movies and working part time at the office of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Over the years he has consistently maintained this balance between writer, director and designer resulting in a versatile creative process.

Bailey Reutzel is a veteran finance reporter, covering technology, most specifically bitcoin and blockchain at PaymentsSource, American Banker and Digital Transactions. Her latest project Moneytripping is a Gonzo-style journalism project focused on exploring money, politics and finance in America. She has written for Ripple Insights and done PR copy for tech companies. Bailey does not have any investments in digital currencies or blockchain projects. She has previously held value in bitcoin and ether.


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What Bitcoin Did #104 Why Bitcoin is in Heavy Accumulation with Tuur Demeester

May 7, 2019

Description:

'œThinking in Bitcoin is powerful, but it takes time. It is this mental switch.''" Tuur Demeester

Interview location: SkypeInterview date: Sunday 5th May, 2019Company: Adamant CapitalRole: Founder/CEO

The bear market of 2018/2019 has been a particularly hard lesson for many who are new to Bitcoin. While the +84% drawdown has been similar to previous bear markets, the real numbers are brutal. Anyone buying a Bitcoin near $20,000 saw their asset lose over $16,000 and the low in the market.

Understanding market cycles and adapting to them is a lesson for all hodlers; there is evidence that the current bear market may be over, and we are entering a period of accumulation. With the recent push to +$6k and Bitcoin settling in the high $5k region, the low for this cycle may be in and therefore now might be the opportunity to start preparing for the next bull run.

Tuur Demeester's recent report: Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation is a detailed analysis of the market and data, concluding that whales may be accumulating ready for the next bull run, but this is not without risk.

I spoke with Tuur about the report, discussing evidence from the blockchain, historical data, risk analysis, how accumulation happens and the fundamentals which drive Bitcoin's price.

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4 Minute Crypto - A Domain Name That Is Yours Forever

May 6, 2019

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A blockchain domain extension is similar to a .com or a .info, except that domains can't be censored and they also work for receiving payments in Bitcoin and other cryptos.

Look for your domain at https://CryptoCousins.com/zil

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The Blockcrunch - Can Blockstack Decentralize the Internet? - Muneeb Ali

May 6, 2019

Description:

Blockstack set out to decentralize the internet in 2013, and now the Harvard Endowment-backed startup is expecting to issue the first SEC-registered token offering. Co-founder Muneeb Ali and I touch on:

How much decentralization is enough?Balancing UI/UX and decentralizationIs Ethereum's "world computer" vision possible?Do dapps have to be smart contracts?Blockstack's recent SEC filing

Disclaimer: Spartan Group is an advisor to Blockstack

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #396 Ma Freeze Peach!

May 5, 2019

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for an exploration of new lightning channel rebalancing service "Loop Out", followed by a round-about discussion of centralized risks within and surrounding decentralized protocols.

Episode Links:https://blog.lightning.engineering/technical/posts/2019/04/15/loop-out-in-depth.html

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 195 Ryan Singer of Chia Network

May 3, 2019

Description:

Josh and I had a handful of guests our show to celebrate the upcoming Blockchain week, highlighted by our conversation with Ryan of the Chia Network. First we sat down with comedian Mike Salvi, who has been instrumental in helping us put together our amazing Crypto Star event coming up next weekend. He takes a couple swipes at my Jersey roots, being from Philly and all, but it is all in good fun. We can't wait to hear him and his crew from Haha for Hire perform, it is going to be awesome. Obreahny O'Brien, the author of Blockchain for CEOs and the CEO and founder of the Lenox Group, also stopped by to catch up. She has been such a tremendous help in getting our event together as well. Finally, our conversation with Ryan Singer and learning about all of the exciting things coming up with the Chia Network is a must listen. I can't wait to see Ryan and catch up with him next week as well and appreciate his support of our free live music and comedy night May 11 in NYC. Register now!

About the Guests:

Ryan is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader in Bitcoin, the broader open source ecosystem, academia and the non-profit sector. Ryan was Co-Founder and COO of the largest American Bitcoin exchange, Tradehill, Inc. Since Tradehill, Ryan co-founded CryptoCorp, a multi-signature security company, Blockchain Clearing, a securities clearing technology company, Blockchain Health, which does document control for clinical documents using the Blockchain and Chia Network, a crypto-currency company building a better bitcoin. Other ventures include Peace Markets, a marketplace for cross-conflict peace building, a project of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, The OpenDocument Foundation, The OpenDocument Fellowship, OpenOffice.org and stints working for Sun Microsystems, Starbucks and the State of Georgia.

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The Bitcoin Game #63: John Carvalho

May 3, 2019

Description:

Welcome to episode 63 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. John Carvalho has been making waves in Bitcoin for a number of years, never afraid to mix it up regarding cryptocurrency topics. From content creator to entrepreneur to chief communications officer at Bitrefill, John is a very active player in the world of Bitcoin. We cover a wide range of topics in this interview.

EPISODE LINKS

John on Twitter
https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog

Bitrefill
https://www.bitrefill.com

John's BTC Merch (includes #LNTrustchain & #WeAreAllHodlonaut)
https://bitcointel.pro

John's (Old) Blog
http://bitcoinerrorlog.com

Bitcoin Uncensored
https://soundcloud.com/bitcoinuncensored

John Carvalho debates Roger Ver
https://youtu.be/OJT2CbfHTpo

John's CV Tweet
https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog/status/1062108829142388737

Bitrefill's Thor Turbo
https://www.bitrefill.com/thor-turbo-channels

Bitrefill: 2% Discount on Lightning Payments
https://blog.bitrefill.com/lightning-network-discounts-at-bitrefill-a3a0e94c4f48

Lightning Network Wiki
https://bitcoin.it/wiki/Lightning_Network

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4 Minute Crypto - 20% of Young Adults Now Own Bitcoin

May 3, 2019

Description:

According to a recent survey by Blockchain Capital, one fifth of all U.S. adults between the ages of 18 to 34 now own Bitcoin.

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What Bitcoin Did #103 Reclaiming Your Bitcoin Privacy with Adam Ficsor from Wasabi

May 3, 2019

Description:

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 24th April, 2019

Company: Wasabi Wallet

Role: Cofounder and CTO

User experience is something I have regularly found as a problem in Bitcoin, perhaps due to a lack of experienced UX designers in the industry. Sometimes I question whether this is something we accept and is the cost of self-sovereignty or whether it is something we should push for higher standards.

Bitcoin is hard though; it can take time to understand and a lot of work to protect your holdings. This itself is a good thing; it makes holders responsible for their security and can teach painful lessons if you make a mistake.

Wasabi Wallet is leading the fight for financial privacy and includes several tools to improve this with Bitcoin. With Tor and CoinJoin, users have both a network level anonymity and the ability to mix their coins. While these tools are great and offer financial privacy for all, they are complex to use and currently out of the reach of the less technical.

In this interview, I talk to Adam Ficsor, the co-founder and CTO of Wasabi Wallet. We discuss user experience, fungibility, anonymity v unobservability and CoinJoin.

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Proof of Love Ep. 13 Talking Alcoholism with Chris Groshong

May 1, 2019

Description:

I posted about friends of alcoholics, and how to cope a few weeks ago on my social media. I was amazed at the response and the amount of comments. Struggling with alcohol and substance abuse seems to be prevalent in many high-pressure communities, with blockchain technology being one of them. We were very grateful for the honesty of our guest in sharing his experience. Stephanie and I spoke with Chris Groshong about overcoming alcohol addiction. For many like Chris, who was unhappy with his career at that time and in danger of losing important people in his life, difficult decisions had to be made and some friends and lifestyles had to be left behind. Things like finding a hobby or passion and seeking out therapy were just some of the ways he took this disease head on. But that was another topic of our conversation, is it a disease? It is a sometimes difficult conversation and we would love to hear your take on this. Feel free to leave comments about your experiences and ways you have dealt with alcohol addiction either personally or with loved ones.

About the Guests:

Chris has assembled a nationwide team that is advancing the rate of bitcoin adoption. With a focus on clarity, he is leading CoinStructive to provide a painless transitioning platform for businesses and individuals who are interested in using bitcoin. Marking the first bitcoin transaction in Cuba as a milestone, Chris looks towards the development of Bitcoin as a global reserve currency. His strategy of adoption is based on trust, transparency and community engagement. Chris' vision involves bringing legitimacy through thoughtful conversation and legacy-commodity conversion in the bitcoin space.

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The Crypto Show Texas Showdown At The State Capitol Federico Chavez Torres Leads The Charge Against Texas HB4371 Anti-Blockchain Bill

May 1, 2019

Description:

Today's guest Federico Chavez Torres heads up the battle charge against Texas HD85 Rep Phil Stephenson Anti-Blockchain Bill HB4371.Fed discusses strategy in fighting it thus far and what else is to come.So far it's on the ropes but not yet defeated. Please if you are in Texas follow @FedChaTor on twitter for the next call to action to fight this ridiculous bill.All Crypto Show listeners will get a 20% discount by using the promo code CRYPTOSHOW at any of their 250+ locations. To find the nearest location to you, please visit www.coincloudatm.com/atms."

Mike Pieciak: NASAA '" A 'To The Moon' Approach to Regulating Crypto

Apr 30, 2019

Description:

We're joined by Mike Pieciak, President of the NASAA. Not to be confused with the space agency, the North American Securities Administrators Association brings together state, provincial, and federal securities regulators in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This relatively unknown organization helps align the financial regulation policies of over 50 agencies across North America and coordinates enforcement action in cross-border cases. In 2018, the NASAA launched 'œOperation Cryptosweep' in which over 200 ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investment products were investigated for potential investor fraud.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Mike's background as a lawyer and the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial RegulationWhat is the NASAA, it's goals, members and jurisdictionThe story of 'œOperation Cryptosweep' and what came out of that actionMike's thoughts on the future of blockchain regulationHow regulation might apply in the context of transnational projects which are nation state-invariantThe United State's restrictive securities laws in the context of Defi and security tokensVermont's attempt to attract blockchain projects, and the 'œBlockchain-Based LCC'Vermont DFR's pilot project in Captive InsuranceWhat Mike hopes to achieve during his one-year term as president of the NASAA

Links mentioned in this episode:

NASAAOperation CryptosweepNASAA Reminds Investors to Approach ICOs with CautionGet in the Know About ICOs (video)Vermont Governor Signs Bill Clearing Way for Blockchain CompaniesCaptive Insurance Blockchain Pilot Press ReleaseVermont Department of Financial RegulationMike Pieciak (@mspieciak) on Twitter

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The Blockcrunch - Deep Dive in Crypto Valuation Methods Dan Zuller (Vision Hill Advisors)

Apr 30, 2019

Description:

Can crypto be valued? How have institutional investors valued cryptoassets? Vision Hill Advisor's Dan Zuller joins me in this deep dive into all things crypto valuation:

Does "MV = PQ" make sense for utility tokens?

What good is Metcalfe's Law?

Do token burns accrue value?

Case study on Maker valuation

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

What Bitcoin Did #102 The Tech Coming to Lightning with Christian Decker

Apr 30, 2019

Description:

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 15th April, 2019

Company: Blockstream

Role: Core Tech Engineer

While the Lightning Network is a way to scale Bitcoin while maintaining the security of the base chain, it is early and is presenting challenges to the key developers working on it. As users get to grips with channels, liquidity and the nuances of use cases, developers are responding by working on innovations to improve the experience.

In this interview, I talk again with Christian Decker from Blockstream. This time we dig into the detail of some of the upcoming technology for the protocol, including:

Splicing

Neutrino

Eltoo

Watchtowers

Channel factories

Submarine Swaps

Onion construction

Trampoline payments

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What Bitcoin Did #101 - Hodl Hodl Lightning Announcement with Roman Snitko and Max Keidun

Apr 30, 2019

Description:

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 24th April, 2019

Company: Hodl Hodl

Role: Max - CEO | Roman - CTO

In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Max and Roman from Hodl Hodl, where they have an announcement to make regarding Lightning and their exchange. We also discuss their new prediction market and the Honeybadger conference.

The Crypto Show Joel Valenzuela DiscoverDash.com A Merchant Director Hosting 5k + Listings

Apr 30, 2019

Description:

On today's show Joel Valenzuela joins us to discuss the latest with DiscoverDash.com a merchant and ATM directory specific to Dash. The majority of those listings are in Venezuela where crypto adoption has bloomed out of necessity.We also get into to Trust Protector's, Master-nodes and much more as the title implies.

All Crypto Show listeners will get a 20% discount by using the promo code CRYPTOSHOW at any of their 250+ locations. To find the nearest location to you, please visit www.coincloudatm.com/atms."

The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast feat. Aaron Van Wirdum

Apr 29, 2019

Description:

"No one has been forced to run the Bitcoin core code. Its just what people choose to do in the same way that they choose to go to the McDonalds or buy Nike shoes. It's not that Nike is in charge of the market. It's just people choose that. And in the markets, ultimately, consumers are the ones that have power. I think the same thing is true for Bitcoin." - Aaron Van Wirdum

Welcome back to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, your source for all the news, commentary and thought leadership driving the financial revolution that is Bitcoin.

In today's episode, hosts Dave and Grahm get you caught up on Bitfinex, Satoshi's Treasure, FinCen's first ever civil penalty and more. After that, they're joined by Bitcoin Magazine's Technical Editor Aaron Van Wirdum to discuss a recently published blockchain forking in Bitcoin infographic.‚

Resources:

Mueller Report: Russia Used Bitcoin to Fund DNC Hack

FinCen Issues First-Ever Civil Penalty Against Bitcoin Exchange

Satoshi's Treasure: The Chase Is On For $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

Adamant Capital: BTC Price Botton Is Likely In, Accumulation Phase Has Begun

Bitfinex Faces Legal Action From NY Attorney General: Here's What This Means

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Bitcoin Forks Infographic

Twitter:

Bitcoin Magazine

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4 Minute Crypto - E-Trade is Getting Ready For Bitcoin Trading

Apr 29, 2019

Description:

According to Bloomberg, an anonymous source claimed that E-Trade is preparing to support Bitcoin and Ethereum trading to its 5 million customers.

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The Crypto Show Hawaii Edition With Mike Dervishian CoinJoin.Shop

Apr 29, 2019

Description:

On today's show Mike Dervishian joins Chuck in studio to talk about his crypto mentorship program called CoinJoin.Shop. We also discuss some of the BSV Binance drama among other things.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #395 Do You Accept Petros?

Apr 28, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a discussion on Stablecoins, Government Dysfunction, and Cryptocurrency Adoption. After the break, we'll share an update from Christian out of Venezuela.

AB953 Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB953

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine, and Andreas Antonopoulos.

This episode was edited by Dave, Krystal, and Adam. This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 194 Peter Todd

Apr 26, 2019

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Peter Todd is a man known throughout the crypto community, and yet, barely has a bio listed about himself. He has been interviewed hundreds of times, so I wanted to take a different approach. I have always known Peter socially, but while I recognize his technical contributions, I have to say our conversation around abortion, immigration, and other such controversial topics kept me pretty entertained during our in depth interview at Tone Vays' Unconfiscatable event! I can't say his views are conventional, you may not agree, he may be trolling, but this is one of the most boisterous interviews I have done yet on the Tatiana Show. Don't listen if you are easily offended, and if you are, oh well. This is a bit uncensored!

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Peter Todd is a Bitcoin enthusiast and expert, consultant and leading developer related to cryptocurrency and blockchain software at Bitcoin Core, which is considered to be the official client application for operations with Bitcoin. Peter Todd is famous for his profound knowledge of the security properties of the Bitcoin network and other decentralized technologies. He holds a degree in integrated media.

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4 Minute Crypto - 10 Years For Stealing $7.5M in Crypto Hacking Cell Phones

Apr 26, 2019

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In February, Joel Ortiz pleaded guilty to theft and accepted a plea deal of 10 years in prison, becoming one of the first people in the United States to be convicted of stealing crypto by hacking into cell phones.

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What Bitcoin Did #100 - The Limitations of the Lightning Network with Tadge Dryja

Apr 26, 2019

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'œIn the future, if you have this one-megabyte restricted blocksize and the Lightning Network, it is still the rich people and companies that can use lightning but the average user probably can't.''" Tadge Dryja

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 25th April, 2019

University: MIT Digital Currency Initiative

Role: Research Scientist

The simple promise of the Lightning Network is that it solves the scaling issues inherent with one-megabyte blocks in Bitcoin, offering users near instant and low-cost payments. Now the Lightning Network is in beta, actively being used and stress tested, questions are being asked about its limitations.

Proponents for on-chain scaling have been harsh critics of Lightning, questioning everything from the time it has taken to develop to whether it does solve high fees. Proponents of Lightning often defend it, claiming it is early, and many exciting things are being developed to address these early issues.

What is clear is that the Lightning Network has much to prove, and there are risks it will not solve all the issues with scaling and potentially becomes a tool for the Bitcoin rich.

Tadge Dryja co-authored the Lightning Network whitepaper with Joseph Poon and worked on the initial implementation. In this interview, we discuss the limitations of the Lightning, why Bitcoin might not be for everyone, alternative scaling ideas, the fee network and inflation.

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The Blockcrunch - How does Polkadot Compare to Ethereum & Cosmos? - Rob Habermeier (Polkadot)

Apr 25, 2019

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In this highly requested episode, I speak with Polkadot's cofounder to tackle some much-debated topics, including:

Does Polkadot compete with Ethereum?How do Cosmos & Polkadot differ?How should developers choose between Polkadot and other platforms?How does the DOT token accrue value?

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Proof of Love Episode 12 Crypto Family Life with Rob & Rosario of Horizen

Apr 24, 2019

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Do you think that your relationship would survive if you worked with your significant other? Our friends Rob and Rosario of the Horizen project tell us how they make this work and, to make things even more interesting, how they are doing it with a brand new baby girl! Hear how they traveled from the Carolinas to California to Panama, with a stop in Italy and Nicaragua, all during Rosario's pregnancy and during a bear market! Learn how they keep a balance with all these pressures, and make sure they are showing proof of their love along the way.

About the Guests:

Rosario has over 12 years experience as a technology project manager for satellite, aircraft, and software systems. She has demonstrated expertise in all aspects of project management, leading cross-functional teams, and implementing both Agile and Lean methods. Rosario has a M.S. in Systems Engineering and the PMP certification.

Rob is a former physicist and mathematician with experience working on Bitshares, BlockPay, Zclassic, Seasteading and Bitgate. He's currently a PhD Candidate in Finance researching cryptofinance and teaching "Bitcoin & Blockchain Applications in Finance.

Rob holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and the PMP certification. He is a passionate libertarian who advocates peace, freedom, and respect for individual life.

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Griff Green: Giveth '" Creating the New Economic Model of Giving

Apr 23, 2019

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We're joined by Griff Green, one of the founders at Giveth. The organization, which emerged out of the ashes of the DAO, aims to create a better model for charitable work. Operating as a Dapp, Giveth aims to bring new governance models in the nonprofit space. The goal is to create better incentives for donors and charity workers, in all types of social good projects.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Griff's background as a gold-hodling digital nomadHis time spent at Slock.it and his involvement in the aftermath of the DAO collapseHow traditional charity organizations workThe problems these organizations face and how funds get allocatedThe Giveth backstory and why the team chose to start the projectIncentive alignment in the charity spaceThe use of bonding curves and continuous organizations to fund charity projectsThe project's roadmap and future

Links mentioned in this episode:

Giveth websiteRewriting the Story of Human CollaborationGriff's talk at EthCCCrowdfunding the CommonsThe Future of Giving is Crowdfunding the CommonsDeep Dive: Augmented Bonding CurvesEpisode 282 with Simon de la RouviereThe Giveth blogGiveth on GitHubJoin the Giveth community

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What Bitcoin Did #99 Why HTLCs are Harmful with Dan Robinson

Apr 23, 2019

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'œThere are much better ways to do atomic exchanges across payment channels than having these ledger enforced HTLCs''" Dan Robinson

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019

Company: Paradigm

Role: Research Partner

The Lightning Network continues to grow at an impressive pace, both in terms of network capacity and development. As the network grows, more people are using and testing it, leading to open debate of its design.

Dan Robinson is a notable critic of the Lightning Network yet still a fan, and he believes that the problems he has identified can easily be solved.

In this interview I discuss with Dan why he believes that HTLCs are harmful, the problems they cause with Lightning and why he believes that packetised payments are the solution.

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4 Minute Crypto - American Senior Citizens Don't Want Bitcoin

Apr 22, 2019

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According to a recent survey of 1,000 retirees in America, Bitcoin isn't all too popular with seniors.‚ In fact, one third of the respondents had never heard of Bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show: Rob Hustle Kickin Ass At Festivals With His New Short Film "The Inconvenient House Guest"

Apr 20, 2019

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Rob Hustle AKA Rob Capili known for his multi million viewed YouTube hit "Call The Cops" has a new film short "The Inconvenient House Guest" which has won multiple awards at film fest's around the country in recent months. Rob has funded previous film projects that were predominantly funded with crypto in fact the equipment of his latest film are a result of that.You're not gonna meet a more genuine guy than Rob and we always love having him on.This was a live broadcast of our Hawaii edition of The Crypto Show.

All Crypto Show listeners will get a 20% discount by using the promo code CRYPTOSHOW at any of their 250+ locations. To find the nearest location to you, please visit www.coincloudatm.com/atms."

The Tatiana Show Ep. 193 Jonathan Kohn of Cripto Conserje

Apr 19, 2019

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On this episode I spoke with Jonathan Kohn about the unbelievable work he is doing with Cripto Conserje down in Venezuela when they are educating people of blockchain and cryptocurrency. They are currently rebuilding a school with the help of artists such as cryptograffiti, who is a personal favorite artist and also previously a guest on the Tatiana Show. Listen in to find out more about the impact they are seeing on the ground in Venezuela, Columbia, and how the crypto revolution is spreading throughout South America.

About the Guests:

Jonathan Kohn is a Venezuelan born executive with experience in land acquisitions and information systems management for the Oil and Gas Industry. Prior to founding Cripto Conserje, Jonathan served as VP for Balanced Energy LLC where he was directly involved in the development and capitalization of over 70 drilling projects in Texas. He was central in the first drilling project funded partially in Bitcoin in 2013. Later he went on to found BitPetro where he focuses on exploring the investment and infrastructure potential of crypto assets and blockchain technologies, and UM Inspections which focuses on the use of unmanned and remote sensing technologies for inspections and surveying in the energy industry. His first venture in the world of crypto entrepreneurship was Cryptmint.com which makes custom precious metal coins laser engraved with a QR code of one's public keys.

Mr. Kohn co-founded Cripto Conserje in April 2018 to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Cucuta Colombia through cryptocurrency education, merchant adoption, and philanthropy.


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What Bitcoin Did #98 Lightning Critique: FUD or Fair? with Peter Rizun

Apr 19, 2019

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'œBitcoin is a peer to peer electronic cash system, and the main design goal is to allow me to send money to you without going through any intermediaries. ''" Peter Rizun

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 18th April, 2019

Company: Bitcoin Unlimited

Role: Chief Scientist

The scaling war pitched two ideologies for the future of Bitcoin against each other. One side believes that Bitcoin can scale on-chain with larger block sizes while the other side believes that the base layer should be kept small with payments scaled off-chain, using second layer technologies such as the Lightning Network.

Peter Rizun is firmly in the large block camp, and while there are questions over his previous thoughts and work, he is technical, and he offers a harsh eye over the Lightning Network. Yes, Peter's approach has a bias, he wants the Lightning Network to fail to support his vision of larger blocks, but does this make his claims invalid?

In this interview, we discuss why Peter supports on-chain scaling and his Five Fundamental Flaws of The Lightning Network, including issues such as how small payments are not trustless and how high layer 1 fees impact layer 2.

Are his criticisms FUD or fair?

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4 Minute Crypto - John McAfee Knows Who Satoshi Nakamoto Is?

Apr 19, 2019

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John McAfee claims to know who the real Satoshi Nakamoto is and says he will reveal the identity of the creator of Bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show Tatiana Moroz & Jason King Hawaii Style

Apr 18, 2019

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Today Tatiana Moroz and Jason King join the show to help us share a little more positive ideas about crypto with our Hawaiian audience, including one of Jason's Unsung events that took place in Hawaii feeding over 1000 homeless folks with crypto funding

Proof of Love Ep. 11 Naomi Brockwell on Assange & Sex Work

Apr 17, 2019

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We had an eye opening conversation with Naomi Brockwell, who will be performing at our Crypto Stars event on May 11th. Her research and videos with John Stossel about sex work have sparked conversation and controversy. We talk about everything from legal and illegal prostitution to sugar babies, and how morality in many cases dictates law and if it should. Speaking of the law, we also discuss platforms such as Craigslist and Backpage and how they have been impacted by recent rulings. We also discuss the recent arrest of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Ben Shapiro, and Wikileaks.

About the Guests:

Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.

Naomi is the co-founder of The Soho Forum, on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, and in 2017 was awarded Uber's "Young Libertarian of the Year" at the Friedman Conference.

She has produced numerous award-winning feature films, including the 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Winner of Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival), Audition (Best documentary, Lone Star Film Festival) and the Lionsgate thriller, Subconscious.

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What Bitcoin Did #97 Lightning & The Law with Peter Van Valkenburg

Apr 16, 2019

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'œThere are a lot of people on Twitter who might be partisans of scaling on chain versus the lightning network, who think it is not complicated and that the government are just going to come after Lightning nodes.''" Peter Van Valkenburgh

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 11th April, 2019

Company: Coin Center

Role: Research Director

The regulatory lens of Bitcoin is also now on the Lightning Network, and there are questions around how regulations might apply to node operators and custodial wallet providers. Should they require a money transmission license? Should they be subject to KYC/AML requirements?

While Bitcoin companies have adapted to the regulatory requirements and secured licenses as required, the requirements for the Lightning Network are a little less clear.

Coin Center is working with regulators to advocate those node operators should not require a money transmission license. In this interview, I talk with Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh about the work they are doing and how regulations might affect aspects of the Lightning Network.

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Yaniv Tal: The Graph '"A Marketplace for Web3 Data Indexes Based on GraphQL

Apr 16, 2019

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At the core of the Web 2.0 stack lies the REST API. It's the fiber which allows frontend applications to communicate with their backend counterparts, as well as the services on which they depend. But the API model is highly constrained and inflexible. The API is divorced from the data model, which creates a number of restrictions and inefficiencies. Most blockchain clients, including Geth, Parity and Bitcoin Core, use a JSON-RPC model which suffers from similar issues. Several Ethereum DApps maintain high-availability, centralized data indexes which sit between the client and the blockchain. Thought user experience is greatly improved, the practice means most of the ecosystem relies on centralized infrastructure.

We're joined by Yaniv Tal, Project Lead at The Graph. The project aims to create a scalable marketplace of robust and high-availability blockchain data indexes. Relying on the modern GraphQL data query language initially developed by Facebook, The Graph allows developers to make complex queries to a robust and high-availability data infrastructure. Launched as a hosted service earlier this year, The Graph plans to move to a decentralized model in the future.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The vision of The Graph and why the team chose to work on this problemThe REST API client-server model in the Web 2.0 paradigmThe state of the Ethereum ecosystem and the challenges relating to data availabilityHow DApps work behind the scenes and their backend infrastructureGraphQL as the evolution of the API modelHow The Graph addresses the issue of data querying and availabilityTheir hosted services and plans to move to a hybrid modelHow The Graph addresses privacy and scalabilityThe incentive mechanisms and economics related to data integrityEarly applications and the project's near-term roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Graph - A Query Protocol for BlockchainsThe Graph on MediumBrowse and Explore SubgraphsGraph DocsGraphQL Will Power the Decentralized WebThe Graph's Research and Specifications are Now Open SourceOur Investment In The Graph - Multicoin CapitalGraphQLYaniv Tal on Twitter

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The Blockcrunch - What Does Dharma Lever Mean for Decentralized Finance? - Brendan Forster (Dharma Labs)

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

The Dharma team recently launched Lever, a platform for decentralized loans. I caught up with Dharma COO Brendan Forster to discuss this step forward for DeFi, and touch on:

Surprises from the Lever launch

How will Dharma capture value?

How does Dharma compete with Compound?

How do 150% collateralized loans benefit the unbanked?

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 192 Doug Casey of Casey Research

Apr 15, 2019

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Tatiana and Josh are joined by Doug Casey of the Casey Research Center. Author of best selling books International Man and Crisis Investing, Doug discusses the future of world governments, crypto and social currency, and life extension. His thoughts on gold and new crypto investments are also a must listen. As a visitor of 155 different nations, he shares with us his thoughts on countries to pack your bags and head for.

-Casey Research Center

-Based in Argentina

-Josh talk about his experiences with Berlin

-First book he wrote was the International Man (1977-8)

-Guidebook to the world's countries, financial freedom and opportunity.

-Largest selling book in history of Rhodesia.

-Second book was Crisis Investing. (1979)

- Profits and opportunities coming in greater depression.

- New York Times List for 38, Number One for 15 weeks.

-Strategic Investing

-$800,000 investment from Simon and Schuester

-Written novels with John Hunt

- Speculator

- Drug Lord

- Charles Knight

- Politically incorrect occupations can be engaged by a "good guy".

- Putting finishing touches on Assassin.

- "Just some people that need killing."

- Writing fiction for his own gratification and amusement.

- Governments of the world headed in the wrong direction.

- In Argentina, insulated from the bad stuff happening in the U.S., we're on the cuff of a civil war.

- He estimates that he has been to 155 countries, lived in 10.

- Better off in Argentina than the U.S.

- Proposers of socialist programs are criminally insane.

- Modern Monetary Theory - Free license to print money.

- Driving cars and trucks is dog work. Machines should work, people should think.

- Self-driving cars equals central control, they'll know where you are

- Cryptocurrency is a double-edged sword.

- 75% of people live in countries with blocked currency, making it useless.

- Major governments are going back to gold standard, led by China and Russia.

- Social Currency

- Rated on speech and actions

- Traffic Violations

- Social Penalties

- Life Extension

- Dirk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

- Life Extension - A Scientific Practical Approach

- Moore's Law

- Hold on for twenty more years.

- Science is expensive, and socialism could destroy it.

- Tatiana reluctantly embracing the upcoming Jurassic Park scenario.

- Make friends with camp freaks.

- Going to redo International Man.

- www.InternationalMan.com

- Regrets not becoming an Eagle Scout.

- Josh earned the inaugural Computer Badge

- Crypto Advice

- Marco Wusser (sp?) - Genius German

- Weekly newsletter in www.CaseyResearch.com

- Gold is not an investment, it is money and can occasionally be a good speculation.

- It is a great way to preserve capital.

- Makes it a good reason to own lots of physical gold.

- Focus is commodities and newer crypto-related currencies.

- Venezuela, Uruguay, and New Zealand.

- The Market for Liberty (Book he read in 1971).

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The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast feat. Jameson Lopp

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

It's very, very easy to go from being a low profile, your average person who's just going about their life, to becoming a very high profile person who might get targeted by various bad actors. - Jameson Lopp

Welcome to The Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, the source for all the news, commentary and thought leadership driving the financial revolution that is Bitcoin.

In today's episode, hosts Dave and Grahm get you caught up on the SEC, China's proposed ban on crypto mining, the QuadrigaCX bankruptcy, the lightning torch journey and Bitcoin's recent price spike. Later, they sit down with Jameson Lopp to discuss his recent attempts to disappear completely while still staying connected to the outside world.‚

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4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Donations Pour In For Julian Assange

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

Julian Assange had been a resident at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years found himself in police custody Thursday morning, and crypto personalities renewed their support.

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What Bitcoin Did #96 Why I Have Given Up On Mt. Gox With Andy Pag

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 12th April, 2019

Company: Mt. Gox Legal

Role: Creator and Elected Administrator

In this bonus interview, I follow up with Andy Pag, who was part of my Mt. Gox series, following the news that he has stepped down as a coordinator for the creditors and sold his claim. Andy updates me on everything which has happened since we last spoke.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #394 Functional Trumps Theoretical

Apr 14, 2019

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Caitlin Long, Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the Supernegotiability alternative to the Bitlicense and other recent progress out of Wyoming

Links referenced in the episode:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/03/25/seismic-news-about-state-virtual-currency-laws-ulc-urges-states-to-withdraw-model-act/#6598f4775fda

https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/03/04/what-do-wyomings-new-blockchain-laws-mean/#3349362d5fde

https://www.bitcoin.kn/2018/08/caitlin-long-financialization/

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 191 The Libertarian Party with Jess Mears

Apr 13, 2019

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It was such a pleasure talking to Jess, who talks about how she became involved with the Libertarian Party along with an increasing number of women. We talk about her efforts in the 2016 election as a staffer for Gary Johnson and what to look forward to in the 2020 Presidential Election. Jess also talks about Libertarian stances on everything from the environment to the sex work industry. If you are a member of the Libertarian Party or seriously considering, you do not want to miss this episode.

About the Guests:

Meet Jess, the Libertarian Party's Membership Manager. Jess Mears has been a Libertarian activist since 2007. She founded Libertarian groups on a college campus, a retirement community and at the county level. In 2010, Jess ran for state senate in Ohio at the age of 21. Jess has been involved with over a dozen Libertarian campaigns. In 2016, Jess traveled the country with Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as the campaign's Director of Events. In 2018, she served as campaign manager for the Foxall For Florida House District 72 Special Election; this campaign broke records for fundraising and media garnered. Jess received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati in Communications and Public Relations. She lives in Alexandria, VA and works out of the Libertarian Party's National Headquarters. In addition to managing the party's membership programs, she serves as the Social Media Manager and in various other roles. During the recent government shutdown, with a little help from her friends, Jess coordinated a nationwide effort of Libertarian activists to remove litter from 20+ national parks. This effort resulted in some of the best media exposure the party has received for non-political campaign related activities. Jess's spring 2019 speaking engagements will give Libertarians a forecast on the 2020 presidential race and how to best prepare.


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The Tatiana Show Ep. 190 Tim Picciott of Crypto Self Direct

Apr 12, 2019

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On this episode we have Tim Picciott who is a wealth advisor and the founder of Crypto Self Direct. He joins us to discuss how as a financial planner, he helps people manage their crypto, pay the right amount of taxes and advises on how to invest into Crypto IRAs & so much more. Hope you learn as much as I did!

About the Guests:

Timothy Picciott CFP CRPC is the founder of Crypto Self Direct and Wealth Advisor with Innovative Advisory Group. He is also a trailblazer in the field of Crypto wealth management strategies. Tim understands the challenges Bitcoin early adopters faced, as they struggled to get their substantial cryptocurrency gains from the virtual world to the real world' without getting killed by taxes.

Tim works with Bitcoin and Crypto early adopters to provide advanced financial planning solutions to help them pay as little taxes as legally possible on their highly appreciated asset(s). He also advises crypto-enthusiasts as to how they can invest into "Crypto IRAs"; using self-directed IRA's and 401(K)'s. Tim's contrarian viewpoints and handle of Austrian Economics makes him an incredible asset for those who aren't looking for cookie-cutter financial advice. Tim has been helping his clients retire with the feeling of security for over a decade.


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The Bitcoin Game #62: Michel Rauchs of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Apr 12, 2019

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Welcome to episode 62 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Michel Rauchs is the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). For the past few years, Michel has devoted his life to studying the space, and he's been a big part of several comprehensive studies that dig into many aspects of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You'll see Michel and his reports cited in tons of articles, particularly those that focus on Bitcoin's energy use. I hope you enjoy Michel as my guest on today's episode.

EPISODE LINKS

Michel Rauchs on Twitter
https://twitter.com/mrauchs

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ccaf

CCAF (2017) - Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/global-cryptocurrency

CCAF (December 2018) - 2nd‚Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study (Section 7 has mining stats and map)
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/2nd-global-cryptoasset-benchmark-study

CCAF (August 2018) - Distributed Ledger Technology Systems
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems

Marc Bevand (2017) - Electricity consumption of Bitcoin
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems

Michel's 2018 Blog post, "A note on censorship resistance"
https://mrauchs.com/2018/10/a-note-on-censorship-resistance

Michel Rauchs, Xmas Lecture (December 2017)
https://youtu.be/BTp3o60xcEI

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4 Minute Crypto - PewDiePie Partners With Blockchain Platform

Apr 12, 2019

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PewDiePie, the personality behind the most subscribed channel on YouTube, will start streaming on blockchain video platform DLive as of April 14.

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What Bitcoin Did #95 Using Lightning in Retail with Sergej Kotliar From Bitrefill

Apr 12, 2019

Description:

'œYou can't moralise for people who want to take short cuts when that means you can get something in their hands today.''" Sergej Kotliar

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019

Company: Bitrefill

Role: Founder & CEO

The Lightning Network offers to solve a problem for Bitcoin with retailers. While Bitcoin was originally seen as online money, a way of improving digital commerce, the slow confirmation times and high fees led to many retailers abandoning it as a payment method.

While some Bitcoiners challenge the online commerce narrative, promoting Bitcoin as a store of value, there are people want to spend Bitcoin, and there are retailers want to accept it.

Bitrefill changed the game with Bitcoin and ecommerce by allowing for purchases with 0 confirmations, but this is not the solution for everyone. Lightning is a potential solution for retailers but does come with its challenges, from UX to channel capacity.

Bitrefill is leading the way in building support for Lightning in retail, both by accepting Lightning payments but also with their Thor product, selling channel capacity on the network. In this interview I chat with their founder and CEO, Sergej Kotliar, we discuss the challenges with Lightning, custodial v non-custodial wallets and UX.

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Proof of Love Ep. 10 Myers-Briggs

Apr 10, 2019

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Lauren, Stephanie, and I talk a little Myers-Briggs in this episode of Proof of Love. Myers-Briggs is a personality test created in 1945 by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It is based on work done by Carl Jung. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is simply an additional tool for self-knowledge. We discuss the the various make ups of a personality type and what each of us scored. Listen along and see which one of us you are like, it'll be fun!

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

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#282 Simon de la Rouviere: Bonding Curves, Curation Markets, Token Curated Registries... and Art

Apr 10, 2019

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Human beings have a penchant for creating lists. We make lists for things like the top music artists at any given time, the best restaurants in the world, companies which people can trust, and the most wanted criminals. Lists take many forms. They can be maintained by a single authority, or curated by a crowd. But almost always, they remain in the custody of a central party. Token Curated Lists propose a model by which a) the content of lists are decentralized, and b) contributors are incentivized to curate their content according to social consensus.

We're joined by Simon de la Rouviere, an independent researcher and blogger. Previously, Simon was one of the first employees at ConsenSys and founded Ujo Music. He also contributed to the ERC20 token specification and has written about blockchain and token economics since 2014. In recent months, Simon's research has focused on Token Curated Registries (or TCRs), and the economics of curation markets.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Simon's background and interest in blockchain, music, and economicsBonding curves as a mechanism for continuous token issuanceCuration markets and how they relate to bonding curvesPractical applications of curation marketsThe connection between curation markets and cultural memesToken Curated Registries and their applicationsThe role of TCRs as a crypto economic primitiveThe economics and game theory of TCRsSimon's recent project 'œThis Artwork is Always for Sale'

Links mentioned in this episode:

Simon de la Rouviere '" MediumBancor's Smart Tokens vs Token Bonding Curves '" MediumIntroducing Curation Markets: Trade Popularity of Memes & Information (with code)! '" MediumUjo MusicThis Artwork Is Always On Sale '" MediumThis Artwork Is Always On SaleSimon de la Rouviere '" Twitter

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What Bitcoin Did #94 The Economics of Lightning with Nic Carter & Pierre Rochard

Apr 9, 2019

Description:

'œTo me, it is pretty staggering actually that Bitcoin has never had a real confirmed double spend.''" Nic Carter

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019

Company: Nic - Castle Island Ventures | Pierre - Independent Bitcoin Advisor

Role: Nic - Partner | Pierre - Founder

The Lightning Network is a second layer scaling solution for Bitcoin, designed to maintain the security of the protocol while offering a new way for users to send and receive Bitcoin, ideally faster and cheaper.

The Lightning technology is new and essentially in a live beta where users are encouraged to test it out, but with small and limited amounts of Bitcoin, still, the capacity of the network is growing fast. As more users come onto the network and the capacity increases, users are finding areas which can be improved, and developers are working to implement upgrades.

Lightning is not the same as the base chain; the experience has differences which can take a little getting used to. At the moment, users have to create channels and be aware of the capacity of these channels. Further, the lightning network is intrinsically linked to the base chain, opening a channel creates a transaction, and therefore a fee and these fees may impact how people use Lightning.

The complexity is a reflection of how new Lightning is but it is improving all the time. In this interview I talk about the economics of the network with Nic Carter and Pierre Rochard, We discuss the fee market, the future of the block subsidy and whether base chain fees will lead to a two-tier Bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show Caitlin Long, Richard Ma And Alex Paer Crypto Legislation Hawaii

Apr 9, 2019

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On This Hawaii Version of The Crypto Show we're honored to have Caitlin Long and Richard Ma to continue our dive into legislation in an effort to open a dialogue with Hawaii Legislators about the oppressive anti-crypto laws in Hawaii

4 Minute Crypto - Protests in India for Crytocurrency

Apr 8, 2019

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In the India cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad saw thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts take to the streets.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 189 Giacomo Zucco

Apr 8, 2019

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Ep. 189 Show Transcription Here

Giacomo is a very respected member of the Bitcoin community, but I know him as a super funny guy that's really fun to be around in a conference. He has me in stitches every time we hang out, reminding me that in fact, the Italians are the best and I wish I was over there now having pasta and a laugh. Seems like the crypto community in Italy, while somewhat small, is also lively. In this interview, I learn a bit about Giacomo's background along with his views on maximalism, economics, and more. It was a good conversation at a great conference (congrats to Tone Vays and his team at Unconfiscatable).

About the Guests:

Giacomo Zucco has a background as a Theoretical Physicist, he is a former Technology Consultant for Accenture since 2009 and a serial entrepreneur in the Bitcoin scene since 2013. In 2015 he funded the Milan-based research/development/incubation/consulting firm BlockchainLab (now moved to Switzerland), and is supporting the creation of a world-class competence center in the field. He now sponsors non-profit open source initiative in Bitcoin with the initiatives BHB Network and TheB.


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TTS188 Malcolm CaSelle of Wax

Apr 7, 2019

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One of the easiest and most widespread use cases for blockchain is through the creation of skins and other gaming assets. Wax has dominated this space by creating one of the safest and most convenient ways to create, buy, sell, and trade virtual items. WAX is designed to serve the 400+ million online players who already collect, buy and sell in-game digital items. Tatiana and Josh sit down to talk with Malcolm CasSelle from Wax to get the latest on their project, and also a wider perspective on the space, where it's going, how it compares to other tech communities, including what the impact of price and regulation have on the future of development.

About the Guests:

Malcolm CasSelle most recently led a $100M token sale as President of WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) and CIO of OPSkins, the number one marketplace for buying and selling items from online video games and most used blockchain in the world for eCommerce. He was previously President and CTO at Tribune Publishing overseeing rapid growth properties leveraging digital assets. Previously he was SVP & GM of Digital Media at SeaChange Int'l which acquired his company, Timeline Labs where he was CEO, a leading solution for companies to discover, display and measure engaging content based on social signaling and machine learning.

He has also been an active investor in companies like Facebook, Zynga, and funds in big data and blockchain technologies. During his career, he assisted in raising billions for private transactions. He holds degrees in Computer Science from both MIT and Stanford University and speaks both Japanese and Mandarin.


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4 Minute Crypto - Pierre Rochard Creates A New Lightning App

Apr 5, 2019

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Pierre Rochard's new app has launched that is trying to tackle the problem of 'œinbound capacity' on bitcoin's lightning network.

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What Bitcoin Did #93 Lightning Design and UX with Jack Mallers

Apr 5, 2019

Description:

'œI spend 100% of my time thinking about Bitcoin. Maybe I am being dramatic by about 5%, so maybe 95%.''" Jack Mallers

Interview location: Boston

Interview date: Saturday 9th March, 2019

Company: Zap

Role: Founder

Bitcoin is hard for new people. There are so many things to learn; how to use Bitcoin, personal security, trading, economics and so on. The rabbit hole is deep, and not always welcoming. Now The Lightning Network is out in the wild, a whole new layer of technology to learn.

Currently, the experience of Lightning is different from Bitcoin, addresses look different, the language is different, the experience of sending and receiving Bitcoin is different, and design and UX plays an essential role in helping users.

In this interview, I talk with Jack Mallers, the founder of the Zap Lightning wallet, someone who often talks about the importance of design and UX. We discuss design principles, Lightning ease of use, how to introduce people to Bitcoin and the problem with custodial wallets.

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#281 Ethan Buchman & Sunny Aggarwal: Cosmos - Launching the Internet of Blockchains

Apr 3, 2019

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The shipping container brought standardization to the way we move goods around the world. Similarly, TCP/IP packets normalized how information transits over computer networks. Today, blockchains remain siloed ecosystems and interoperability is practically non-existent. A new wave of third-generation blockchain protocols aims to change this. In this new paradigm, blockchains communicate natively and value moves seamlessly from one network to another. One of those projects is Cosmos.

We're joined by Ethan Buchman and Sunny Aggarwal of Cosmos. With its recent mainnet launch, we discuss how the network is running and address potential issues relating to governance and centralization of power.

Disclaimers:

Cosmos (All in Bits) is a sponsor of the podcast.Brian is a former employee of Tendermint (All in Bits) and founder of the Cosmos validator Chorus One.Sunny, is a regular host on Epicenter and founder of the Cosmos validator Sikka.All participants in this interview are Atom holders.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The Cosmos vision and how it differs from Polkadot and Ethereum 2.0Building Cosmos and the 'œGame of Stake'The Cosmos governance process and current proposalsVoter participation in the Cosmos governance modelThe role of validators and the importance of decentralization of powerValidator market economics, related inherent issues, and centralization risksThe Cosmos SDK and how it differs from SubstrateThe Cosmos Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) ProtocolThe role of the Interchain Foundation moving forward

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Proof of Love Ep. 9 Girl Talk

Apr 3, 2019

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On this episode, Tatiana, Lauren, and Stephanie reconnect for a little girl talk. There have been a lot of great guests and topics covered so far, but it's always good to take a minute to assess where we have been, where we are going, and how we feel about it! Lauren reflects on her move and new job, and the girls ponder friendship, the fleeting nature of time, and all the progress on the show so far.

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The Blockcrunch - Inside UMA's Decentralized Derivatives - Hart Lambur (UMA Project)

Apr 2, 2019

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Funded by Coinbase, Placeholder, Bain Capital and more, UMA is creating decentralized synthetic assets for all. Co-founder Hart Lambur joins host Jason Choi to discuss:

Why decentralize derivatives?How does UMA differ from dYdX and other projects?UMA's decentralized "US Stock Index" tokenWhat UMA means for the wider DeFi ecosystem

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Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

Not finance advice. Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

What Bitcoin Did #92 An Introduction to the Lightning Network with Christian Decker

Apr 2, 2019

Description:

'œLightning is a mechanism for us to make Bitcoin more useful, make it available to more people and extend Bitcoin's reach into more use cases.''" Christian Decker

Interview location: BostonInterview date: Sunday 2nd April, 2019Company: BlockstreamRole: Core Tech Engineer

The Lightning Network is designed to solve the scaling issues with Bitcoin. As a second layer technology, it enables fast and near instant payments using payment channels, something which has been discussed since when Satoshi was still involved in the project.

Christian attempted to solve the scaling problem with his whitepaper, A Fast and Scalable Payment Network with Bitcoin Duplex Micropayment Channels, but before its release, Justin Poon and Thaddeus Dryja released a competitor whitepaper, The Bitcoin Lightning Network: Scalable Off-Chain Instant Payments.

Ultimately The Lightning Network is mostly based on Justin and Thaddeus' work, but Christian has been a key contributor and is working on Blockstream's implementation C-Lightning.

In this interview, we discuss the competing whitepapers, how the various teams collaborate on Lightning, how payment channels work and upcoming dev projects.

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The Crypto Show Hawaii With Alex Paer, Colin Gallahger And Todd Houk Fighting Negative Crypto Regulations

Apr 2, 2019

Description:

On this episode of #TheCryptoShowHawaii local crypto advocate Alex Paer discusses the crypto Hawaii groups strategy to make inroads with legislators for a more crypto friendly Hawaii. Tim Houk also in studio shares his take on trading and investing in crypto.The Colin Gallahger joins the show to expand on Alex's topic of legislation. Colin has been very active in the California fight against oppressive crypto legislation. Colin also proves to be very versed in other crypto laws all around the country.

Show notes:ULC (Uniform Law Commission) is pushing bitlicense again with the help of Coin Center and others. The larger community has defeated their bilicense efforts before - three times in California since 2015, two times in Alaska, two times before in Hawaii, and the community has defeated ULC bitlicense once in every other state it has been introduced in since 2015.

Bitlicense has NEVER been made law in ANY U.S. state - not even in NY where it was passed by regulatory action.

Here we are ready to defeat it a fourth time in California!

Colin Gallagher suggests the community create OUR OWN bill, different than the below, that would create a security standard for exchanges - NOT another permit requirement. Colin feels that all of the below bills are NOT recoverable and that we need to DEFEAT, not try to amend them.

Below are 2019 proposed bitlicense garbaggio bills. OPPOSE.

AB1489 (CA Bitlicense): leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billT'20200AB1489

Versions in other states:

Nevada's SB195: legiscan.com/NV/bill/SB195/2019

Oklahoma's HB1954: legiscan.com/OK/bill/HB1954/2019

Hawaii's SB250 legiscan.com/HI/bill/SB250/2019

Hawaii's HB70 legiscan.com/HI/bill/HB70/2019

California's AB953 (Stablecoins/Cannabis) leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billN'920200AB953

Rhode Island has also just introduced language supported by the Uniform Law Commission and the Conference of State Banking Supervisors about virtual currency law - a proposed Rhode Island bitlicense and other bills. OPPOSE.

Colin's Reddit Thread: www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comment'ry_kitt3hs_again/

Shilling for bitlicense:

Uniform Law Commission

Various Banks

Facebook (follow the money - note they are contributing to legislators who are pushing AB 1489, AB 953, and other similarly crummy bills in California

CoinCenter.org

Blockadvocacy.org

Ghost Management

Coinbase

Robinhood

Othersbrief amendment to show notes I provided.

The Rhode Island proposed bitlicense from the ULC is found here:

legiscan.com/RI/text/H5776/2019

The Tatiana Show Ep. 187 Hartej Sawhney of Hosho Group

Apr 1, 2019

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Hartej and I have known each other for a few years now from the crypto scene. It's been wonderful hanging out at different conferences together, meeting people, and seeing the space evolve. Hartej and his team have come a long way since starting their security auditing firm. He shares with us the ups and downs, along with plans for the future, and a little insight into HoshoCon and when we can expect the next one. A Las Vegas native, there was no way we would miss each other at Tone Vays' Unconfiscatable event!

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Hartej Sawhney is the Co-Founder and President for Hosho and a frequent speaker at Blockchain and Fintech events. He is an advisor to Pink Sky Capital (Crypto Hedge Fund), Krypto.io, and BlitzPredict.io. He was formerly Co-Founder and CEO of Zuldi. Hartej graduated with a degree in Finance from Penn State University. Hartej is also a clothing designer, Indian classical musician, and art curator. HoshoCon2018 is the next big event scheduled.

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4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Is The Fastest Rising Value Asset Ever

Apr 1, 2019

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In Dr. Saifedean Ammous's research, he spends a great deal of time focusing on the first crypto ever created by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto over a decade ago.

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What Bitcoin Did #91 How Crypto Protects Sex Workers with Ameen Soleimani & Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain

Apr 1, 2019

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'œPorn is the gateway for the governments of the world to stamp out your freedom on the Internet because nobody will come and defend their right to watch porn because of the social stigma attached to it.''" Ameen Soleimani

Interview location: Ameen - Venice, Los Angeles | Allie - Austin

Interview date: Ameen- Sunday 17th March, 2019 | Allie - Friday 22nd March, 2019

Company: Spankchain

Role: Ameen - Co-founder & CEO | Allie - Head of Outreach

Porn. An industry estimated to be worth up to $97bn a year, yet people don't like to talk about it.

Porn. An estimated 70% of people watch it, yet people don't like to talk about it.

Why does an industry with so many customers, which generates so much income fail to protect the workers it employs. From financial censorship to a lack of regulations, sex workers are exploited and abused, but the stigma associated with the industry is increasing the risk to workers; an industry which is legal in many countries.

In this podcast, I interview both Ameen Soleimani and Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain about the issues faced by sex workers and how Spankchain is working to help them.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #393 Open, Neutral, Decentralized & Borderless

Mar 31, 2019

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 186 Anthem Blanchard of Anthem Vault

Mar 30, 2019

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Anthem Blanchard and I have known each other for a very long time through the libertarian roots we share. He has been an early adopter of blockchain tech and it was interesting to hear about the latest developments from his team, especially in relation to stable money and gold. Tune into this interview from the Tone Vays' Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas early this year and get the latest on Herc and Anthem's other ventures.

About the Guests:

Anthem Hayek Blanchard is the son of James ('Jim') Ulysses Blanchard III. Anthem is the eldest son of the family and both runs the family office and is CEO of precious metals platform company he co-founded with his wife Cynthia Blanchard, called Anthem Vault Inc. They also founded a gold blockchain payment company AnthemGold, Inc. and supply chain blockchain software platform company, Hercules SEZC. Anthem has been in the e-payments/fintech industry since 2002 and worked for six years at fintech company GoldMoneyfrom startup to profitability (public liquidity TSE 2015). He also served as an independent BoardMember of former NYSE MKT NASDAQ Russell 2000 company Pernix Therapeutics for four years. Anthem holds a B.B.A. from Emory University Goizueta Business School with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

In his spare time, and as a charitable endeavor, Anthem teaches Bitcoin classes to novices thathave not held their own Bitcoin and wish to learn the mechanics of downloading wallets andpurchasing and selling cryptocurrencies. He has also lead groups of students on field trips tolocal crypto ATMS and established a help line for first time crypto owners. His passion isempowering people to manage their own crypto portfolios and understand the joys and pitfallsinvolved in the space.

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What Bitcoin Did #90 The Ethics of Investing in Tokens with Chris Burniske

Mar 29, 2019

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'œIf we are trying to take Bitcoin mainstream, that means the vast majority of users will not be educated about the merits of Bitcoin, they just won't care, they will actually be turned away if they feel like they have this screaming mob asking why the hell they are using this other asset.''" Chris Burniske

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Monday 25th March, 2019

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Role: Partner

One of the most interesting debates in the cryptocurrency industry is whether there is a valid use for a blockchain outside of Bitcoin and whether there is a market for a broad range of crypto assets. Despite the many scams, there are projects with honest intentions of building new business models and economies.

Are the maximalists right? Should all focus and attention be on Bitcoin, or in a free market should we embrace entrepreneurs who wish to innovate? It is indeed a topic which splits people.

While I sympathise with the views of maximalists who time and time again have seen projects come and go, attempting to use blockchain like some magical component for a new industry. I also maintain a healthy curiosity.

Will any of these projects exist with meaningful use in ten years? Will Bitcoin be the only successful use of a blockchain? I struggle to find a binary answer, but I do not support the berating of anyone open to new ideas.

In this interview I discuss these issues with Chris Burniske, the author of Cryptoassets - An Innovate Investors Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. Chris is a Bitcoiner, but he is also an investor in, and his view is that we are at the start of a new industry for programmable money and crypto assets. We discuss why Chris is bullish on Bitcoin, why he believes in a market for tokens, the ethics of value extraction and dealing with the pressure of maximalists.

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4 Minute Crypto - Tim Draper Urges Argentina's President to Legalize Bitcoin

Mar 29, 2019

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Crypto bull Tim Draper has given advice to the president of Argentina to legalize Bitcoin in order to improve the economic situation in the country.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 185 Emily Coleman of ShapeShift

Mar 28, 2019

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Josh and I spoke to Emily about the evolution of ShapeShift over the past few years, to include their vision going forward.

We also talked about a docuseries called "Down the Rabbit Hole," which I was featured in. It is an interesting look at the people in bitcoin and not just technical talk. Emily was most excited about how the series has attracted talented people from outside the crypto industry. Her insights into the marketing landscape sparked conversation about the emergence of bitcoin into the mainstream at the end of 2017. We looked at how ShapeShift had to adjust to dealing with a new group of interested parties.

Something for everyone here, and thank you to our sponsor Token Talks!

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Emily Coleman is the VP of Brand & Creative of ShapeShift, one of the world's leading

non-custodial digital asset platforms. With over a decade in marketing and public relations, she has worked within various verticals including hospitality and tourism, food and beverage, and most prominently, startup fintech and blockchain technologies. She has also managed and led many award-winning communication teams across multiple sectors.

Emily first began working in the blockchain space in 2014, when she joined Bitcoin Entrepreneur Erik Voorhees to lead marketing and public relations efforts for ShapeShift. As it was her first foray into the blockchain and fintech space, she dove headfirst into learning and devouring all things crypto, and has been enamored with the industry ever since.

Emily speaks at blockchain tech events around the world, educating crypto-companies on the importance of marketing, brand storytelling, industry thought leadership, as well as user experience best practices. She was a finalist at the 2019 SXSW Valiente Awards, where she placed for her direction of ShapeShift's "Down the Rabbit Hole" docuseries, placing with some of the top marketers in the United States.

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Proof of Love Ep. 8 Non Violent Communication with Pamela Morgan

Mar 27, 2019

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Non Violent Communication is a loaded term, and evokes strong feelings sometimes. This week's show with Tatiana and Stephanie features special guest Pamela Morgan.

She is a leading attorney in the space, and has been a beloved member of the community since 2014. On a more personal level, she has been a wonderful friend to Tatiana and has been kind enough to offer guidance on how to grow emotional intelligence. At first the ladies review a bit about attachment theory, but then Pam shares with us what she's learned after delving into Marshall Rosenburg's book "Non Violent Communication". Pam also talks a bit about her book Crypto Inheritance Planning. We discuss how to protect your loved ones when you pass away, and the best way to store your cryptos to pass on the information while keeping your keys secure.

About the Guests:

Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney. Licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois, she has extensive legal experience in business organization, risk analysis, contract negotiation and drafting, and dispute resolution through consensus building. She began focusing her law practice exclusively on bitcoin and open blockchains in early 2014. Today, much of her work with Empowered Law involves training lawyers how to use bitcoin and open blockchain technology to reduce risk and uncertainty in business and legal settings. Her workshops have been lauded as providing "clarity amidst all the hype." She is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance, inheritance planning and legal innovation using digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners, provides a clear blueprint to inheritance planning for those holding cryptocurrency, tokens, crypto-collectibles, and other cryptoassets.

She is also the founder of Third Key Solutions, LLC, a boutique cryptographic key consulting firm that works with individuals and organizations to improve the security of their cryptoassets and ensure these assets are accessible in the event of a crisis or disaster. In 2017, she joined the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel as the first arbitrator with extensive bitcoin and open blockchain experience.

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What Bitcoin Did #89 Critiquing Bitcoin with Angela Walch

Mar 27, 2019

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'œI'm worried that policy makers are getting a single perspective on the technology, its capabilities, its risk, I think they need to be getting a more critical perspective as well.' '" Angela Walch

Interview location: San Antonio

Interview date: Thursday 21st March, 2019

University: St. Mary's

Role: Professor of Law

Bitcoin is defined as decentralised, a critical feature which stops any individual or group control or destroy it, but a closer look at decentralisation opens many questions of how decentralised it is. Do pockets of power exist in Bitcoin? Are lead maintainers a centralised pocket of power? Is this dangerous?

As people push to build products that integrate Bitcoin with the legacy financial system, Angela Walch has raised key concerns as to the implications for this, believing that The SEC is not paying attention to the aspects of Bitcoin where it could be argued as centralised.

In this interview we discuss her paper, Deconstructing 'Decentralization', pockets of power within Bitcoin, the risks of integrating Bitcoin with the legacy financial system and conflicts of interest.

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#280 Jackson Palmer: Dogecoin - wow! so meme. such community. very charity. much story.

Mar 27, 2019

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Dogecoin was born from the association of two browser tabs: one was an article about the popularity of the doge meme, and the other, CoinMarketCap. The idea quickly gained traction on Twitter, and before long, a new cryptocurrency was born. Dogecoin gained adoption as a tipping currency, the community took part fundraising for charities and other causes, perhaps most notably sending the Jamaican bobsled team to the Sochi Winter Olympics.

We're joined by Jackson Palmer, co-creator of Dogecoin. Though he has left the project, Jackson shares the story of how he created the most popular meme cryptocurrency as a joke.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Jackson's background and early interest in cryptocurrencyThe Dogecoin origin storyThe uniquely charitable nature of the community and The Dogecoin FoundationHow the currency became widely used for tippingThe NASCAR sponsorship and Moolah exchange scamThe technological choices which went into early versions of DogecoinDogecoin's unique monetary policy and economicsJackson's thoughts on Doge Ethereum and the state of the projectWhy Jackson stepped away from the project and his thoughts on the crypto spaceJackson's other projects and YouTube channel

Links mentioned in this episode:

Jackson Palmer's websiteDogecoin Github'œNot actually capped at 100 billion?' GitHub issueMoolah, The Divisive Startup Heavily Involved In The Dogecoin Community, Is Closing Down '" TechCrunchExcerpts from the Moolah Scam - YouTubeComplete conversation with Mintpal/Moolah's ""Alex Green"" AKA Ryan Gentle AKA Ryan Kennedy - YouTubeEpicenter episode 5Jackson Palmer - TwitterJackson Palmer - YouTube

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The Blockcrunch - What the Cosmos Launch Means for Crypto - Sunny Aggarwal (Tendermint)

Mar 26, 2019

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Jason sits down with Sunny Aggarwal to discuss one of the most awaited project launches recently and tackle every question about Cosmos and blockchain interoperability.

Topics Discussed:

How does Cosmos work?Does Cosmos compete with Ethereum?Does Cosmos need the ATOM token?Cosmos vs. Polkadot - which one is better?and much more!

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 184 Gene Epstein

Mar 25, 2019

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Josh and I had an interesting conversation with Gene Epstein who hosts The Soho Forum, a monthly debate series held in Manhattan. It features topics of special interest to libertarians, and aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC political community.

Some of the topics we discuss include artificial intelligence and its effects on the service industry, autonomous vehicles and the need for truck and taxi drivers, and testing crypto theories.

We also dove into the discussion involving Facebook Coin and whether similar institutions can be trusted to not inflate their currency.

About the Guests:

Gene Epstein has recently stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron's, with plans to write long-form articles and books. His last published book was Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John's University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He's appeared on podcasts that include Russ Roberts' "EconTalk," "The Tom Woods Show," and the Reason podcast, and has delivered lectures in venues that include the International House in Tokyo; Loyola University in Baltimore; Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City; the Romanian-American University in Bucharest; and the American Center in Moscow. He was a debater at the Soho Forum this past June on the subject of Adam Smith. He has defended the negative successfully (in terms of Oxford-style voting) at three Soho Forum debates: on Adam Smith (6/13/17), Ayn Rand (1/16/18), and on socialism (10/1518).

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4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Will Skyrocket If Andrew Yang Becomes President

Mar 25, 2019

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Andrew Yang, who will run as a Democrat candidate for president supports Universal Basic Income which would inflate the money supply and likely cause prices to rise in turn, the price of Bitcoin would likely rise as well.

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What Bitcoin Did #88 Matthew Hougan from Bitwise on Why 95% of Reported Bitcoin Trade Volume is Fake

Mar 25, 2019

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'œThe reported spot volume of Bitcoin that is claimed on sites like Coin Market Cap is about $6bn a day, that means all Bitcoin would turn over about every two weeks, for something which is designed primarily as a long-term store of value. That is absurd.''" Matthew Hougan

Interview Location: Skype

Interview Date: Friday 22nd March, 2019

Company: Bitwise Asset Management

Role: Global Head of Research

Bonus show: following the release of the Bitwise report on the reported fake exchange volume across most exchanges, submitted as part of their ETF application, I caught up with Matthew Hougan, their Global Head of Research to discuss it.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #392 'That's Not a Blockchain, that's a Sequence of Poor Engineering Decisions!'

Mar 24, 2019

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the latest Coinbase privacy kerfluffle, JPM's tepid jump into the Stablecoin market, and the still unannounced but inevitably coming "Facebook Coin" and what it means to... Banks?

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Coinbase Acquiring Neutrino

Adam B. Levine: The core of what's happened here is that Coinbase was representing that they were not selling or sharing data about people who use Coinbase, except under very specific circumstances. And it came out somewhat recently that it actually was not true and one of their service providers had been actually selling that data (as many of these service providers do). Coinbase opted to acquire a company called Neutrino. Neutrino basically allowed Coinbase to do the same type of thing through a third party, but there's some baggage that came along with Neutrino name.

Andreas Antonopoulos: This :give-and-get data" is the Devil's deal with all of the analytics firms. Basically, if you want to get a transaction scored in terms of its AML, counterterrorism and KYC score for how tainted it is by bad-y coins, you have to give these services every transaction to review and they will return a score. You give them every transaction with all the identifiers, so they can score it, so they build a surveillance database with this. I don't know why anyone is surprised that these companies whose primary business is to collect surveillance data, also sell this surveillance data to third parties.

That's the least of the problems right. Yes, they sell it to third parties. Yes, they feed it to intelligence agencies directly. Yes, they're also vulnerable to being hacked themselves, which leaks all of that data to everyone. That data is effectively public. It is a public surveillance mechanism that collects all of the information. All exchanges do this. All exchanges have to do this. And so the initial rationale of Coinbase is: if we buy a company that can do analytics for us, we won't have to give this to third parties. That's not an outlandish claim, that's a rational choice. Where things fall apart is that the team that they bought (Neutrino acquisition) is the team that has been criticized in multiple investigations of assisting horrible dictators who puts back doors into software, been involved in State-level hacking that targets dissidents in places like Saudi Arabia, all the way up to being linked to the slaughter of Jamal Khashoggi.

Privacy and Banks

Jonathan Mohan: I remember one of the prosecutors from the Southern District of New York was saying that he couldn't be more excited by Bitcoin. He saw it as email for money. The way they can crack down on criminal enterprises is because it's almost impossible to engage in a crime with a couple dozen people without an email record. And he saw Bitcoin as that future, and actors like Coinbase are very much willing to feed into that narrative. That's why I actually think that the most contentious hard fork in Bitcoin's history will be privacy and transaction obfuscation.

Adam B. Levine: If you pick a centralized exchange like Coinbase, then you just have to assume that you have no privacy within Coinbase, and further than that, beyond Coinbase. So is there a use case for decentralized exchanges, or do we need to have a different type of centralized exchange? Is there a solution to this problem?

Andreas Antonopoulos: This is a battle for privacy in the 21st century, and we're fighting this on every domain. And let's not be naive - this is how all of traditional finance works. The Patriot Act imposed obligations on banks to do full time surveillance of every financial transaction into and out of every bank account, credit card, and payment. All of that information is being funnelled directly to all intelligence agencies, working in collusion, or are backdooring each other's systems. So whenever you do a transaction on your Visa card, or your Paypal transaction, or your bank accounts, you can assume that not only are the Five Eyes agencies of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, and the United States watching, but you can assume that half of the European intelligence agencies, the Chinese, and Russians are watching that transaction too, and are all doing statistical analysis scoring. That's how traditional finance works.

We are heading towards a future where digital cash will be the only cash available, as they're trying to rapidly eradicate paper cash. At that point we have to choose between that, or a cryptocurrency that is not based on surveillance. Exchanges are only doing a subset of what is happening across the financial world. They have less visibility into crypto, which means that they can be thwarted, which means you can obfuscate and build better privacy into these systems. This is the primary differentiator for privacy coins. This is a battle for privacy in the 21st century. If we end up without privacy solutions then the only people who will have privacy are criminals.

Coinbase is a bank. They're a crypto-friendly bank, but they're a bank. Once you accept that Coinbase is a bank, you accept that means compromising your privacy. Their business model is fundamentally at odds with many cryptocurrency values. There's really two reasons for why Coinbase is so popular. One is, for people who see cryptocurrency as an investment, which in my opinion has always been the wrong way to look at this. If you're not earning cryptocurrency you're buying cryptocurrency, then you need an exchange. You don't use cryptocurrency, so you keep moving between the two economies of fiat and crypto. So that's one problem. And the other problem that we still haven't solved, and will take a while to solve, is that security in crypto is difficult. So outsourcing that's to a bank seems natural for people who don't know how to handle their own custody. We need to get a lot better at helping people do self-custody and security of their crypto themselves, so they don't have to outsource that to a company, with all the privacy problems that come with.

JPM Coin

Andreas Antonopoulos: That press release about JP Morgan coin, the amount of bull**** is astonishing, even for JPM. That's not a blockchain, that's a SQL database. You may have over-engineered it to use blockchain technology to implement a database, but that doesn't make it a blockchain, that's just a series of poor engineering decisions. You didn't need a blockchain for that. All you've done is create a less scalable, less efficient version of SQL.

"That's not a blockchain, that's a sequence of poor engineering decisions!"

This is a ridiculous thing, and we're going to see more of these emerge. The next one I think is Facebook coin. We're going to see these types of corporate coins emerge, and they're going to use words like "blockchain", but effectively what these are, is centralized, custodial counterparty risk laden, slowly inflating into shit value, pegged to the unstable debt-ridden U.S. dollar, and backed by the full faith in credit and the biggest crooks in history who run Wall Street (which isn't much faith in credit).

This is a complete waste of time. Are they competing against crypto? No. They're competing against Paypal, Venmo, and things like that. It's not a game they can compete very well in, because when Facebook launches their coin, they'll eat JPM's lunch. In terms of having reach and being able to deliver the promise of a stable-shitcoin, better than anybody else in selling out your privacy, is Facebook.

I'm not worried at all about crypto because crypto serves an entirely different purpose. It serves the purpose of independent, decentralized, censorship-resistant, borderless, world currency, that is not controlled by a single company. They cannot compete.

Jonathan Mohan: Everyone talks about Bitcoin needing its AOL moment. They forget what AOL was. AOL was the really crappy walled-garden that you got all the rubes into because they didn't know what the Internet was. Then they got just a taste of it, and realized that they wanted more. AOL collapsed because they couldn't make money doing it, and just vomited people onto the real Internet - that was the real AOL moment. The AOL moment wasn't the celebratory thing, it wasn't a great thing, it was the collapse of the pseudo-internet that dumped everyone onto mainnet. The thing I'm excited about JPM coin and Facebook coin is that we can potentially get a billion people using a really shitty substitute to Bitcoin.

Some of the articles we used in our prep for this episode

Topic 1: Coinbase Confusion

A - Coinbase acquires controversial group and tech "Neutrino" for reasons

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/coinbase-bought-neutrino-because-its-old-analysis-providers-sold-user-data/

B - Backlash ensues https://cryptonews.com/news/new-twist-in-coinbase-case-raised-more-questions-about-crypt-3467.htm

C - Coinbase fires Neutrino team, keeps tech https://coingape.com/coinbase-announced-good-bye-neutrino-team/

Topic 2: With JPMCoin & FacebookCoin seemingly on the horizon, let's talk about Corp-o-Stable-Coins

A - JPM Coin, in their own words. https://www.jpmorgan.com/global/news/digital-coin-payments

B - Speculation on Facebookcoin' https://hackernoon.com/facebook-coin-a-necessary-evil-3a9ad3414abe

C - Perspectives on whether FacebookCoin would be good or bad for Bitcoin https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/03/02/dont-count-facebooks-crypto-or-jpm-coin-out-they-could-boost-bitcoin/

Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine, and Andreas Antonopoulos.

This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine and featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz.

Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

What Bitcoin Did #87 Erik Voorhees on Maximalism, KYC & Shoddy Reporting

Mar 23, 2019

Description:

'œI am always sceptical when people say someone shouldn't be allowed to talk. Saying someone should never be allowed to talk is a lazy way of trying to close down discourse.''" Erik Voorhees

Interview location: Denver

Interview date: Wednesday 20th March, 2019

Company: Shapeshift

Role: CEO

With the growth of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, there has been a growing pressure from regulators for exchanges to implement KYC/AML policies. The privacy afforded to users through cryptocurrencies is under attack from fear of these blockchains being used for nefarious means.

Erik Voorhees has long been a supporter of the right to privacy and with Shapeshift users were able to trade digital assets anonymously. The business was put under pressure by regulators to implement KYC/AML policies, which when activated drew criticisms from users.

What could Erik do? Close down the business? What about his fiduciary duty to his investors and his duty to his employees?

In this interview, I talk to Erik about the pressures of implementing KYL:/AML, the impact on the business and what this means for privacy. We also discuss the Wall Street Journal hit piece on Shapeshift, maximalism and market conditions.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #19 - Shine On You Crazy KrabCoin

Mar 22, 2019

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"There is no such thing as a utility token, as far as the SEC is concerned, nobody has gotten a no action letter from the SEC, the United States Securities Exchange Commission, there are no rules regulations that say there's no such thing as utility token." - Marc Adesso

Dave and Grahm have a new side hustle, Shiny Krabs", a Delaware-based LLC that sells bedazzling kits made especially for pet hermit crabs. After immediate success convincing each other, they decide it's time to raise money for the biz. They have a securities lawyer on the show to get free unofficial legal advice on how to launch an ICO, and along the way they learn one or two things about crypto regulations, the SEC and how a securitized token offering might work. Stay tuned through the end for an exclusive Shiny Krabs lounge jam.‚

Marc Adesso is a securities lawyer, with a reputation of being one of the world's top attorneys in the area of initial coin offerings as well as the budding cannabis industry.

Full Disclosure: None of this should be taken as legal or investing advice. And the Oggsford College study on the impact of social media on hermit crabs is not in fact real.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 183 Jordan Page

Mar 22, 2019

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Schaeffer Cox is a political prisoner, held in an illegal US prison called a CMU in Indiana. In 2011, he was convicted and sent to one of the world's most inhumane prisons. Although one of the main charges was dropped in August of 2017, he still remains in prison. My guest Jordan Page, a singer-songwriter and musician, co-wrote "The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox" to bring awareness to this injustice and raise funds for his defense. Jordan shares the song with us at the end of our discussion.

Jordan began writing politically bent music during the Bush administration at the end of 2008. His early music is critical of US foreign policy, advocating for peace and non-intervention. A strong supporter of civil liberties, his music has been embraced by libertarians. He has performed at events in support of Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 presidential runs.

About the Guests:

Jordan Page is a national recording and touring artist known for writing songs in support of freedom, peace, and limited government. His music is a mixture of rock and folk with powerful spiritual and political poetry that has captivated audiences all over the world.

As an activist, Page has championed many freedom causes ranging from anti-war initiatives to gun rights to medical cannabis freedom to Bitcoin, and he is known as a leading voice of liberty in America.

Jordan first arrived on the national scene through the Ron Paul movement and shared the stage with Congressman Ron Paul dozens of times as his opener during the presidential campaigns in '08 and '12. He has headlined at hundreds of large events in support of peace and individual liberty since then.

His new song "The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox" is an iconic anthem calling the public to witness the abuses of power by agencies that weaponized the American justice system against an innocent man.


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The Crypto Show: Cheran Mexico, Decentralized Government & Crypto, Chris Harrigan & Rodrigo Duarte

Mar 22, 2019

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A year long journey for Chris Harrigan yields a documentary that starts and ends at the Anarchapulco conference 2018/2019.The most interesting part of this journey was years in the making, Cheran Mexico. Cheran is a city in Mexico with deep indigenous roots. Cheran was plagued with corruption and abuse at the hands of the cartel which was protected by local police and politicians. The towns women led an uprising that spawned their current decentralized form of government. The town elders acknowledge that this is a form of anarchism and even spoke at this years Anarchapulco about it.Rodrigo Duarte who is from the region and acts as a translator for the Documentary also sits in to share a more indepth view of Cheran.Chris and Rodrigo also share their thought on how crypto currency could also help Cheran further separate itself from the government of Mexico.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 182 Maria Tokareva

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

A quick show about a new and unique artist I met with when down in Miami. She sells some of her work in crypto, but is also immersing herself in other ways. Take 5 minutes to brush up on your crypto artist culture and meet this beautiful and talented Latina painter on this episode of the Tatiana Show!

About the Guests:

Maria Tokareva is pure Magic, she paints her feelings on canvas, walls, floors and clothes. She also is a creative director for her fashion urban art wear brand Miss Frais. Last year Maria was awarded with a certificate of recognition for her art contributions to the city of Miami, by the Mayor of Miami. She is also a published artist in Forbes and has participated in many art fairs and gallery exhibits. Her latest project is a charity auction for Family Resource Center of South Florida where Maria donated her paintings to raise money for the kids who have been abandoned by their families. A Queer fashion show benefiting PFLAG South Miami, raising awareness about gender diversity, body positivity and LGTBQ issues. A very special Gala to raise money for Suicide Awareness at FIU.


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Proof of Love Ep. 7 Tantric Sex with Ben Tantra Punk

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

What can one say about a crypto tantric episode other than wow. This is our spiciest Proof of Love yet! Ben Tantra Punk joined Stephanie and I to discuss this ancient practice. In between a few laughs and blushes, we get a great overview of tantric lovemaking, how it's different from regular lovemaking, the history of why there is tantric sex in the first place, and the joys of the female orgasm. We went a bit over on time, but I don't think you will mind with this subject matter! We need more love in our lives, and this episode will show you how to put some of these teachings into practice, even if calling each other goddess in bed is a little uncomfortable.

About the Guests:

Ben Tantra Punk is a sex worker, feminist porn performer, certified permaculture designer, certified tantric counselor, author, film maker, and recording artist. He's found healing and empowerment through sacred loving arts, ecological gardening, shamanism, ecstatic trance dancing, martial arts, and open source technology. His ongoing independent short film series, Sexorcism the Tantric Opera, was launched in early 2017. It tells his story of recovery from childhood sexual trauma, adolescent sex trafficking, and the path of a wounded healer. His first book, Psychedelic Goddess Worship: Erotic Memoirs from the Astral Battlefield, is planned for release in late 2019.

He loves to help tantric seekers discover the infinite source of divine love from above, the eternal power and wisdom from the Earth below, and the bliss of conscious, healthy, diverse romantic relationships in between. He provides private coaching and counseling sessions online and in-person, and teaches publicly via livestream on the Ethereum powered SpankChain camsite at: https://beta.spankchain.com/TantraPunk His writings, music, podcasts, videos and contact info can be found at https://www.TantraPunk.com.

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What Bitcoin Did #86 The Ashes of the Fyre Festival with Marc Weinstein

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

'œIf this is not logistically possible, we need solutions, not problems.''" Marc Weinstein

Interview location: Los Angeles

Interview date: Monday 18th March, 2019

Company: Wave Financial

Role: Principal

The two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu about the Fyre Festival highlight what can go disastrously wrong when you pitch a grand vision which can't be delivered. The Fyre Festival was sold as the ultimate music festival, situated on a beautiful island with the best artists, food and accommodation.

A highly successful marketing campaign working with influencers created a buzz around the festival, and it sold old almost immediately, but the team did not have the money or means to deliver the vision.

Both documentaries highlight how chaotic the organisation of the festival was and how the lead organiser, Billy McFarland resorted to fraud to try and keep his vision alive.

In this interview, I talk with Marc Weinstein, who featured heavily in the Netflix documentary about what happened on the island and how the team worked around the clock to try and make it happen. Marc reveals what it is like to organise a festival and how ill-prepared the Fyre team was. We also talk about crypto, Bitcoin and the stresses and pressures life can throw at you.

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#279 Brian Hoffman & Washington Sanchez: OpenBazaar - Growing a Permissionless Marketplace

Mar 19, 2019

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In the early days of Bitcoin, much of the community's focus was around payment and getting merchants to adopt cryptocurrencies. Although the technology and narratives have evolved, some projects continue to embrace that original vision of peer-to-peer business, where merchants and their customers interact directly, and if they so wish, anonymously.

We're joined by Brian Hoffman and Washington Sanchez of OpenBazaar. Since we last interviewed Brian in 2015, the project has grown to become a mature decentralized marketplace where people come together to buy and sell products and services anonymously with crypto. Its polished interface and reputation system gives users a similar experience to that of using eBay, but without fees or the risk of censorship.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Brian and Washington's respective backgroundsThe origins of OpenBazaar as the Dark Market projectThe history and evolution of OpenBazaar since their last appearance on episode 67How OpenBazaar managed to survive all these years and how the vision has evolved over timeWho uses the platform and to what endsHow it compares to traditional dark markets like The Silk RoadOpenBazaar's position on deplatforming and how it responds to pressure to censor contentHow OpenBazaar works under the hood as a collection of decentralized technologiesThe company's business model and future plans

Links mentioned in this episode:

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 181 Ryan and Scott of Music for Liberty

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Scott and Ryan have been composing music together in the spirit of liberty since 2015. I was lucky enough to meet them along the way in my journey, and have a great respect for artists that realize the need for a touch of freedom in the message. It can be so powerful, as evidenced by Scott and Ryan's work. We get into their journey, some of the challenges along the way for their political views, and some stories of success. There have been a few notable releases we recommend, so please look in the bio below.

About the Guests:

Scott McRae and Ryan Rapsys founded Music for Liberty in 2015 in order to elevate the quality of music used in media focused around ideas of human liberty. Since then, they have scored the feature film Little Pink House (about the Kelo vs. New London Supreme Court Case) for which they received the award for Best Score at the 2017 Anthem Film Festival, the documentary Can We Take a Joke? (which explores the intersection of comedy, free speech and outrage culture), and have provided music for media from organizations such as the Institute for Justice, Smock Media, The Atlas Society, Taliesin Nexus, Moving Picture Institute and others. Their recent endeavor, the Composing Freedom Initiative, has two aims: 1) educate liberty-minded filmmakers about how to more effectively use music in their projects and 2) raise funds to augment the music budgets of media that celebrates human freedom and individualism.

Individually, they have each worked extensively in the entertainment industry. Scott has contributed his musical skills and knowledge to over 100 films and television shows, including Crazy Rich Asians, Fences, the Fast and Furious franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, Rush Hour 3, the Final Destination franchise, and Cold Mountain. He founded and runs Janen Music, which provides quality music preparation services and rents music to orchestras for live

performance. He co-produced two Christmas albums, and his score for The Box was nominated for Best Score at the Madrid Film Festival in 2014.

For nearly two decades, Ryan has composed music for numerous feature films, short films, documentaries, theatrical productions and commercial projects. His score for the short film Stay won Best Original Score at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood in 2016. He's also released electronic music under the aliases Transistorface, Microquasar and Pineriver. He's composed classical music, with concert performances by small ensembles up to full orchestra. His production music has been used in hundreds of television shows, including Dateline NBC and The Today Show. He owns and operates Total Music Metadata, a music service business which catalogs, edits and optimizes music tracks for licensing for music libraries and organizations, with clients including top trailer music houses as well as the in-house music library for Discovery Communications. He's also served as a music supervisor and music editor for numerous projects.

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The Crypto Show At SXSW Trust Machine Screening, Breaker.io, Texas Blockchain And Presearch

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

After our interview with Alex Winter about his film "Trust Machine" we were invited to broadcast live from the SXSW screening of the film. Thessa Mooij coordinator at Breaker.io where "Trust Machine" airs on March 15 talks about how blockchain meets entertainment on the Breaker platform. On the studio side in Honolulu Chuck has a guest named Bruno a digital nomad from Germany sharing how his crypto nomadic life is unfolding.Then Preston of Texas Blockchain at the University of Texas, who also set up the screening at UT talks about the progress they're having with Blockchain outreach at UT.Then Colin Pape of Presearch sits in to talk about his Google alternative and how Blockchain fits in with that.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 180 Kirk Phillips, The Bitcoin CPA

Mar 18, 2019

Description:

I am excited to have Kirk Phillips on this episode, he has been a long time supporter of The Tatiana Show and has helped me personally with my taxes. On this episode he joins us to speak about what you can do when you are getting SIM card attacked! He has been a victim himself and will tell us his experience and advise us on how to increase our security and how to step up our digital identity game.

Here are some ways to protect yourself:

The 7 Secret Weapons from Crushing a SIM Card Attack

Kirk's Double SIM Card Attack Story

#1 on 1-18-19 and #2 on 1-26-19

First things first: Where are the enemies?

Three Main Enemies/Attackers

a) Yourself: In crypto you are your own worst enemy

b) The External Enemy (The Hackers)

c) The Enemy Within (The most dastardly of ALL)

1) "The Golden Thread Principle" Bifurcate your emails:

a. Communications email

b. Username email

c. Never the same for both

2) Password Manager: LAST PASS (A digital vault for all your sites and platforms)

3) Encrypted email service: PROTONMAIL

a. Jurisdictional power

b. Self owned and operated servers (no AWS-3rd party servers)

4) Email Aliases for Obfuscation

a. Special single use username emails

b. Examples: the protonmail login (creation email), icloud, ATT ie phone account, Last Pass, Mega-Dropbox etc., recovery emails

5) Cold storage is for more than private keys

a. 2FA backup code

b. Anything else that has a back up codes

c. One time back up codes

d. Last Pass ie password manager emails and passwords

e. Protonmail main email and password

6) Bifurcate your phone numbers (same as golden rule above but for mobile numbers)

a. Communications mobile phone

b. 2FA mobile phone

c. Google voice to obfuscate your communications # if you can only have one phone

d. Google Fi or pre-paid burner phone

7) Business vs. Personal: Add more obfuscation by creating business accounts

a. Biz identity points: Biz name, State of formation (WY privacy state), phone number and physical address

b. Create a mobile carrier account in business name

About the Guests:

Kirk Phillips, aka the TheBitcoinCPA, is an entrepreneur, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a self-taught woodworker therefore an artist of sorts in all areas of life. He brings the same attention to detail necessary for creating finely crafted furniture into the business world. He is fanatical about technology, business processes, fraud prevention, time management, learning and peace of mind. When Kirk discovered Bitcoin at the end of 2013 it magnified and extended his passions leading him down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, an experience described by many Bitcoiners. A friend of his asked for advice saying, "Kirk, my husband and I want to invest $800 in a computer to mine bitcoin and make some money. What do you think?" to which he responded, "I don't know anything about Bitcoin, I'll have to get back to you." This simple question was the birth of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide.

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https://www.wired.com/story/sim-swap-attack-defend-phone/?mbid=BottomRelatedStories_Sections_1

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/12/20/hackers-have-stolen-millions-of-dollars-in-bitcoin-using-only-phone-numbers/#754f131e38ba

https://blog.kraken.com/post/219/security-advisory-mobile-phones/

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AICPA Virtual Currency Comment Letter for IRS May 2018

What To Do If You Can't Pay Taxes by April 17th

Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS and The Coffee Problem

Eliminate Short-Term Capital Gains for Warp-Speed Bitcoin Adoption

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The Blockcrunch - Defending Decred's Onchain Governance - Noah Pierau (Decred, Part 2)

Mar 18, 2019

Description:

We continue our discussion on onchain governance by diving into the common critiques that people have for Decred. Decred's Noah Pierau and I touch on:

Enforceability of onchain votesStake-based vs. entity-based votingFairness & centralization in proof of stake systemsThe threat of malicious actors

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The Third Web #16 - Urbit, Your New Server

Mar 18, 2019

Description:

The range of third-web platforms in development today is greater than ever. From data-centric blockchain based approaches to agent-centric designs like Secure Scuttlebut, the potential futures of the third web are rapidly expanding. Today we look at another approach with the Urbit platform. Like Secure Scuttlebutt, Urbit is agent centric. It is a deterministic operating system designed to be the filter between a user and the online services they use. I last covered Urbit in 2016 and the project is now nearing public launch. Galen Wolf-Pauly explains.What is Urbit?A personal ServerA secure computer that you actually ownStores an event log of everything that has ever happened to itThat's designed to live on any cloud serverBut be controlled by a private key that you actually ownYour Urbit is meant to replace all of the consumer cloud software that you already useHow can it possibly be better than all of the expensive software that has already been created?The basic thesis is that everything we use today runs on top of a unix of some kind.The reason we wound up in this centralised world of cloud-based software is that Unix is too complicated.Because the Unix is complicated, complicated layers between Unix and the application are needed.The Urbit solution is to rip all of that out and create a single, extremely simple, complex system.Urbit is a virtual machine, programming language, and operating system in 30,000 lines of code.For comparison, Wordpress, an application that runs on Unix is 500,000 lines of codeTechnical simplicity should turn into user interface simplicity.Additionally, by hosting your Urbit in the cloud you no longer have a middleman serving you applications, Instead you only need them to host your virtual computer. What does an Urbit future look like?A single platform allows tighter integration of, for example, productivity software like Git & Asana.As a designer, Galen looks forward to interface standardisation, -having messaging, documenting, code collaboration, task management and other consumer software working seamlessly as one system.Rather than interfaces built for many people.Do we need a new back end for a new front end? Hasn't Wechat done this?Today we use many services that have unified UIsGoogle has both email and documents but do you really trust Google to have total control and visibility into your use of those services?What if Google goes away?Being able to run a server myself that I trust will be around a long time and is secure to me makes me feel alot better. [Platform Risk]Wechat is a really great achievementApps are more like modulesBut you have given total power to a single companyThe decentralised Wechat pitch has gotten tired but Urbit is very much targeting that problem.The future of cloud computing does look like that but makes no compromises in privacy or durability.So is your vision as a designer that an individual defines their interface standard and that the applications automatically conform to that individual standard?Yes, instead of going to facebook, twitter, Google Docs, etc. and having them deliver the interface to me it is much more like installing a desktop application.In a desktop application scenario most applications make use of common interface elements because it makes more sense to the userYour computing environment should feel like your physical environment. Individuals have different preferences with regard to furnishing and it is relatively easy to pick from different modules of furniture or colours of walls. These are decisions of the size that we are comfortable making. Contrast this to computing interfaces which are like a prefab trailer, or hotel room that you wind up living in the whole time but have no power to customise, only choose between. The alternative is being a Linux SysAdmin who builds their entire interface home themselves. That tradeoff is as unfair and unrealistic as everyone physically building their own homes from scratch.To clarify, it is people working on Urbit full time who would be the ones building interfaces but those interfaces would be able to be applied to all of the applications that run on Urbit, and tweaks to those interfaces would affect all apps.Moving on from the interface. What is the advantage over existing cloud platforms? How is it possible to build something from scratch that is easier to use than the systems that have been developed by hundreds of thousands of people over the course of 30 years?Firstly, Urbit runs on Unix, the internet, TCP/IP, UDP We take the existing infrastructure and build a new layer on top.We are antagonistic toward the existing web stackUrbit is designed for an individual to useYou can think of Urbit as a personal blockchain or a 100 year computer - something that has never existed.Who is the target user?The gold standard is 'œWould I recommend this to my Mom?'More than just the technical community is interested in online privacy and security.The question is more like 'œWould I send an Urbit to my cousin?'This year your friend will be able to acquire an Urbit address and use it to chat with others and make the decision for themselves.Urbit is most interesting to somewhat technical people who are interested in unusual system software. It is also populated by small interesting micro-communitiesThe Urbit testnet has been live since 2013Does Urbit have enterprise applications?In the world of agriculture you cannot customise the software that runs in the machinery commonly available.You can't customise the software inside a Nest IoT device. You cant even connect it to a different server.Urbit operates on it's own network of devices.It is ideal for industrial IoT and can communicate on a local network.Currently data from these devices is collected and stored by third parties who represent a risk of abuse or leaks. Let's take a look at how it works, the networking and application stack.3 main components:Azimuth - the identity system. A series of Ethereum contracts. An Azimuth point is like a combination between a domain name, an email address and an IP address. There is a finite address space and each address is represented as a pronounceable phrase. In total there are ~4 billion user addresses. These addresses are divided hierarchically and have different uses in mind: 264 'œMoons' (devices), 232 'œPlanets' (user addresses), 216 'œStars' (routing nodes), 28 'œGalaxies' (protocol governors).Arvo - the Urbit OS. Very clean separation from external identity system on Ethereum, connected by a common key pair. The Arvo OS has a file system, a system for building applications, a webserver, a networking protocol which is routed over UDP, a vault for secrets or keychain, and a build system. These aree individual kernel modules that provide things from the web stack. A core kernel manages the interactions between these components. The OS is written in a custom language called Hoon which compiles to the Urbit assembly language called Nock. The result is a single deterministic function that Urbit executes every time it gets an event.Aegean?Who makes money from Urbit?Employees of the Tlon company that is developing Urbit, in the form of wages.Holders of Azimuth address space.Providers of Urbit hosting & application development services Recently, Curtis Yarvin, the founder of the Urbit project, left. Is it true that he gave all of his address space to Tlon?NoCurtis Yarvin signed over the the Galaxy addresses he held to Tlon. He retained the control of the stars.Future & FearsThe biggest threat to Urbit is success. If it begins to succeed as an alternative computing model, its possible that large players will attempt to build products that solve the same problems.Urbit's goal is not to be a single network, but rather a network of networks.It takes granular tools to map the way people interact in a computing environment and Urbit aims to make the many different permutations of human communication representable.

The Crypto Show With Ashe Oro & Shawn Owen, Liberty VA's & EquaStart.io

Mar 17, 2019

Description:

In this episode we catch up with Ashe Oro and Shawn Owens at the Anarchapulco conference. Ashe is sharing his ideas about his project Liberty VA's when an impromptu Shawn Owens joins in who just so happens to be Ashe's first customer.Shawn also answers the questions everyone wants to know what are you up to and why did you leave Salt.Shawn also breaks down his new project Equa Start and how it will relate to this show in the very near future.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 179 Matthew Zarracina of True-Tickets

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

I met Matt Zarracina in Cleveland, for the Blockland conference a few months back. He has a really neat startup that helps transform the world of ticketing using blockchain. This isn't an easy problem to solve, as we learn, but after over a year and half, there's a lot of headway being made. Find out more about the secondary markets for tickets and how we can empower the fans and artists to have the best access to these experiences.

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About the Guests:

MattleadsTrue Tickets, a startup that makes buying, selling, and transferring entertainment tickets simple and safe through its end-to-end digital ticketing and data analytics platform. Prior to co-founding True Tickets Matt served as a Director of Innovation in Thales Group's "Thales xPlor". He applied Design Thinking concepts to identify, assess, & develop disruptive innovations for broader commercial applications (Blockchain & DLT, AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented Reality, & Big Data). Prior to xPlor, Matt was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where he led growth, M&A, & innovation projects. Matt also served as a helicopter pilot in the US Navy.

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What Bitcoin Did #85 Bitcoin Math & Research With Andrew Poelstra

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

'œMathematics is the art of finding patterns in logical structures and finding connections between seemingly apparently different structures.''" Andrew Poelstra

Interview location: Boston

Interview date: Saturday 9th March, 2019

Company: Blockstream

Role: Director of Research

I usually write a few paragraphs about each show, but with this interview, I struggled, primarily because Andrew's work for Blockstream is so technically advanced that I didn't know how to describe it, this might be why we had so much fun in this interview.

Before recording I watched Andrew's presentation at the MIT Blockchain Expo where I understood nothing. Still, in this interview, we talk about math, signature technology, Bitcoin fungibility and his role researching Bitcoin.

The Crypto Show: Anypay's Derrick Freeman & Steven Zeiler On Anypay In Venezuela

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

Today we caught up with Derrick J Freeman and Steven Zeiler the creators of Anypay.Global the POS system for Crypto Currency. The guy's share the latest updates including plans to integrate in to Venezuela and the challenges that presents.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 178 Caleb Slade of Salt

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

Caleb and Tatiana have hung out at several conferences before, and she's been a big supporter of the SALT team early on. However, at the Miami conference, they were able to get a bit further into exactly what SALT lending has to offer. It appears to be a pretty cool way to leverage your holdings, and it is a US based company, so the stricter laws may be helpful. Who knows? Do your own research, but get a taste of what they have to say on this short but sweet Tatiana Show.

About the Guests:

Caleb Slade is co-founder and chief knowledge officer at SALT where he is responsible for cultivating and maintaining a strong company culture. He spearheads education and evangelism efforts for SALT and blockchain technology at large, and is also responsible for leveraging insights to explore opportunities for SALT to stay both relevant and innovative. Prior to co-founding, Caleb worked in mobile application development, product design, branding, marketing, customer experience and engagement, and graphic design, as well as loan collateral repossession. Caleb's work in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space for the past three years has allowed him to follow his passion for adapting emerging technologies into simple and impactful products. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado Denver.

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Proof of Love Ep. 6 Meditation & Astrology with Fred Steinmann

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Fred Steinmann is an early supporter of the Proof of Love show and was eager to come on. We were intrigued by his mastery of astrology, as well as the random information he possesses in the world of "woo". We talk a bit about meditation, synchronicity, and how he fell in love and knew it on the spot- this was the woman he was meant to be with! Very romantic, and apropos for the show! Quite a mix of topics, but if you want something different from your afternoon podcast? I think you came to the right place!

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About the Guests:

Frederickstarted out his career in Public accounting at Cohn Reznick supporting a diverse range of clients from Warner Music Group, The Empire State Building, Juice Press to Gotham Bar and Grill. In 2007 Frederick joined Blackstone before the company completed it's IPO and became a key member in implementing technological systems and designing processes to improve the global tax financial reporting function. During 7 years at Blackstone Frederick developed a proficiency in supporting a fast paced high growth financial services firm. In 2014 Frederick left Blackstone to begin his own consulting practice to work with companies, entrepreneurs and artists that are looking to impact theTriple Bottom Line. The search for properly valuing the triple bottom line led him to the nascent world of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. He currently advises clients on finance, strategy, business development and marketing. In 2017 Frederick joined Mondo NYC as the partner responsible for strategy and business development. In addition to being a CPA in New York State, Frederick studies the depth psychology of Carl Jung and practices Buddhism.

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What Bitcoin Did #84 Surveillance Capitalism With Amber Baldet

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

'œEvery tool is a weapon if you hold it right.''" Amber Baldet

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Wednesday 6th March, 2019

Company: Clovyr

Role: Founder

The line between data collection for commercial use and surveillance by the state has become blurred. Where the NSA tracks online user activity for crime prevention, Silicon Valley behemoths have become increasingly hungry for user data with the goal of building ever more targeted advertising solutions.

Within the world of cryptocurrencies, the requirement for KYC/AML checks has blurred the lines between data collection and state tracking.

Privacy is often touted as a fundamental human right, but our moves are tracked both online and in the real world at an increasingly alarming rate. In this interview I talk with Amber Baldet about the growth of surveillance capitalism, the impact on society as well as question recent Coinbase decisions and Web 3.0.

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#278 Daniel Lehnberg & Michael Cordner: Grin - Cypherpunk Mimblewimble

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Three years ago, a mysterious txt file signed by a pseudonymous Tom Elvis Jedusor was dropped in the Bitcoin-Wizards IRC channel outlining a proposal called Mimblewimble. It proposed a novel way of combining many ideas from Bitcoin research in order to create a new blockchain protocol that will be highly scalable and increase privacy, while still using the same cryptographic assumptions as Bitcoin. A few months later this project was picked up by another pseudonymous individual who started working on an implementation he called Grin. Grin slowly began to draw attention from the Bitcoin community and got a lot of traction.

We join Michael Cordner (Yeastplume) and Daniel Lehnberg, two of the core developers of the Grin blockchain. In this episode we discuss some topics around Grin's cypherpunk origins, privacy and scalability features, no-premine fair start, and interesting monetary policy.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Origins of the Mimblewimble proposal and the prior work it draws uponAndrew Poelstra's contributions to improving and fixing the original proposalScalability and fast sync times achieved through mimblewimble's UTXO set compressionHow UTXO compression when combined with the Dandellion p2p protocol can increase privacyChanges in user experience from Bitcoin to MimblewimbleBeginning of the Grin project as an implementation of the Mimblewimble protocolComparision to BEAM, a competing Mimblewimble implementationInnovating on fair Proof of Work through dual Cuckoo CycleGrin's Monetary Policy and the Mining Fair Start

Links mentioned in this episode:

MimbleWimble OriginAndrew Poelstra's Improved PaperIntroduction to GrinGrin for BitcoinersGrin NewsletterMichael Cordner on TwitterDaniel Lehnberg on Twitter

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The Blockcrunch - How Does Decred's Governance Work? - Noah Pierau | Decred Part 1

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

We continue our discussion of crypto governance with Decred, a radical project that wants to make all decisions in a decentralized way.

In part 1 of our interview, we chat with community lead Noah Pierau about:

-How Decred's governance works -How stakeholders are rewarded -What are people voting on? -Why we need both miners & stakers

-Rate and subscribe for Part 2! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

Not finance advice. Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

TTS177 Tron Black of Ravencoin

Mar 11, 2019

Description:

Tron Black is an interesting guy on the technical side who makes it easy to understand his technology. I really enjoyed hearing about the evolution of tokens using RavenCoin and what their vision is for the token economy of the future. Is there a chance for a Tatiana Coin Raven Coin edition at some point? Perhaps, but in the meantime, listen in and learn the latest on the road map for development.

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About the Guests:

Tron Black is a crypto developer, entrepreneur, and founder of two startups which were sold to publicly traded companies. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He was one of the first five employees of t0 (tzero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for Overstock.com and the world's first crypto bond offering. He worked for ANX International, a Fintech company located in Hong Kong which runs a Bitcoin exchange and offers Bitcoin Debit cards. Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including TZero, Factom, Bitt, Ripio, SettleMint, and Spera. Tron has given crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail. He's written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash and Ravencoin, and been featured on several crypto-currency podcasts. He has been a panelist at an international blockchain conference and regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, TUSC, and Realio.fund, and the lead developer for Ravencoin which is both a top 100 crypto-currency and a leading crypto-asset platform.


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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #391Exploring California's Crypto-Legislation

Mar 10, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine explores AB1489 or "The California Bitlicense" and AB953, or what we're calling "The California Stablecoin Cannabis Taxation Bill" through a series of short interviews on various sides of the issues.

First, we speak to Colin Gallagher, a longtime community member in California who shares his concerns about the process and substance of both the bills we're discussing today.

Next, Peter Van Valkenburgh joins us from Coincenter.org for his perspective on why the California Bitlicense is a de-regulating bill, why they help craft good legislation for those states who want it, and more.

We close today's show with Alexandra Medina, Mayor of Emeryville, California, executive director of BlockAdvocacy.org and a relative newcomer to Bitcoin. Ally tells us what AB953 and the option to remit taxes in stablecoins could mean to the cash-rich but unbankable California Cannabis industry.

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AB1489 (CA Bitlicense): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1489

Versions in other states:

Nevada's SB195:https://legiscan.com/NV/bill/SB195/2019

Oklahoma's HB1954:https://legiscan.com/OK/bill/HB1954/2019

Hawaii's SB250https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/SB250/2019

Hawaii's HB70https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/HB70/2019

AB953 (Stablecoins/Cannabis)https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB953

Colin's Reddit Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/aupvig/time_to_fire_up_a_million_angry_kitt3hs_again/

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Colin Gallagher, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Alexandra Medina, and Adam B. Levine

This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, and Mind to Matter.

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The Crypto Show Hit's The Air In Honolulu On KHNR The Answer

Mar 9, 2019

Description:

Our first episode on our new station in Honolulu Hawaii KHNR. Chuck leads up the show with a local business owner and crypto meetup host Alex Pair. Hawaii has some of the least friendly laws to crypto in the United States and we hope to leverage the show to make inroads with state legislators to ease this burden on the Hawaii crypto community.

What Bitcoin Did #83 Podcasting Head to Head With Anthony Pompliano

Mar 9, 2019

Description:

'œPeople on Wall Street will spend millions of dollars on things which don't work. The best way to build an asset management firm today is to build a media company which monetises through asset management.''" Anthony Pompliano

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Tuesday 5th March, 2019

Company: Morgan Creek Capital

Role: Founder & Partner

The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space is experiencing a golden age of podcasting, but often the work behind the scenes in creating a podcast is not always understood. With sourcing guests, creating engaging shows, sound engineering, ad sales and marketing, podcasters have a range of demands which help make their show a success.

In this episode, I sit down with Anthony Pompliano, founder and partner at Morgan Creek Capital and the host of the Off The Chain podcast to talk about this. We discuss how much work goes into creating a show, our favourite episodes, our target guests, marketing, guns and our favourite restaurants.

This show was a bit of fun for us. We decided it would be a $10 fine if either of us said Bitcoin or Crypto, I lose 5-3. The podcast is available in two parts, the first half is available on Pomp's podcast and the second on mine.

The Crypto Show: Omar Bham

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

We caught up with Omar Bham of Crypt0's News at Anarchapulco. Omar is definitely one my favorite people in crypto media. Omar gives great daily news episodes on YouTube almost everyday alway's with a positive attitude and a respectful demeanor I highly suggest you check him out.This was a fun episode to do and I hope you enjoy it

Proof of Love Ep. 5 Women in Politics

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

I was blown away by Carey Wedler's talk at the 5th annual Anarchapculo in Mexico. It's a popular topic that people love to speculate on: "Why aren't there more women in the Libertarian movement?" The neat thing about Carey's talk was that she talks a lot about the social programming that I have noticed since I was a kid, especially with the advent of Brittany Spears and other more modern pop stars. This has overflow into politics, and she posits why there may be such a left lean among women. That doesn't mean we all have to be stuck in the left/right paradigm though! We talk about Carey's speech, the way to handle creepers, how to say no and not feel guilty about it, along with conference etiquette in an upbeat convo that hopefully will provide a little insight into the female psyche.

About the Guests:

Carey Wedler is an activist, journalist, and editor in the freedom community. She began her journey toward anarchism on Youtube, and her videos eventually connected her with theantimedia.org. Carey's videos and reporting focus on challenging the violence, hypocrisy, and cognitive dissonance of statism and American politics while advocating for peace, liberty, and voluntary solutions to government-created problems, as well as spiritual and emotional healing to sustain free societies. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

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The Crypto Show: Alex Winter, "Trust Machine" The Story Of Blockchain

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

In support of his new documentary "Trust Machine" Alex Winter joins the show to share what inspires him to continue doing docs about disruptive technology. Trust Machine is the story Blockchain and all of it's community and ideas.

#277 Amaury Sechet: Bitcoin Cash - Part 2

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

Amaury Sƒchet is the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, the largest client for the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Amaury first got started with Bitcoin in 2010 and closely followed the Bitcoin block size debate as it progressed through the early years of Bitcoin. Predicting the eventual failure of SegWit2x, Amaury was part of the original team that helped coordinate the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, timing it with the activation of SegWit on the main Bitcoin blockchain. We discuss with Amaury the roadmap for Bitcoin Cash, especially with regards to their approach to scalability. We cover many of the novel features the Bitcoin Cash development teams are innovating on such as Canonical Transaction Ordering and Avalanche Pre-Consensus, as well as cover some of the more juicy drama that plagued the Bitcoin Cash community in late 2018, leading to split off of Bitcoin SV.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Block Size Debates in BitcoinOrigins of Bitcoin Cash and the ForkYear 1 Technical Development of Bitcoin CashBitcoin ABC vs Bitcoin SVFuture Roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:

Bitcoin Cash RoadmapGraphene WhitepaperAvalanche Post-ConsensusThe Case for Canonical Transaction OrderingBitcoin ABC vs Bitcoin SV HashwarBitcoin NG EpisodeEthCC Meetup

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What Bitcoin Did #82 What Happens When Bitcoin Takes Over With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

'œWe're talking about a change in how humanity organizes itself.''" Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 28th Feb, 2019

Company: Independent

Role: Bitcoin & Open Blockchain Expert, Speaker, Author

Bitcoin, the decentralised, trustless, censorship-resistant money.Bitcoin, digital gold and the hardest form of money the world has.Bitcoin, a financial infrastructure built for the digital age.

Whatever Bitcoin is to you, it is young, it is maturing, and it is growing in its use cases. Individuals and companies around the world are increasingly adopting Bitcoin; governments are regulating; institutions are investing and developers are building.

Bitcoin is still on the edges; it is niche; it is for the geeks and the speculators, the early adopters and entrepreneurs. But as Bitcoin continues to grow its impact upon humanity will be profound. It is a fundamental shift in what money and value are and how it is held and moved.

In this interview, I talk with Andreas M. Antonopoulos about what happens when Bitcoin takes over. We also discuss Bitcoin use cases and the ah-ha moments which can shift your perception of what Bitcoin is and what it means.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 176 Blocktap.io

Mar 4, 2019

Description:

Daniel and his team have been hard at work on Blocktap.io at Altangent Labs, but not so busy that Daniel would miss Tone Vays' Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas! What a treat it was to learn more about the developments with the company, but also get some insight into how Daniel started out in the crypto space. Some of you may know him as the co-creator of "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin", which was one of the original Bitcoin documentaries and is beloved by the community. That creative endeavor certainly led Daniel down the crypto rabbit hole, so listen in to learn more about that journey!

About the Guests:

Daniel Mross is the CEO/ Co- founder of Altangent Labs. He has a B.S. Computer Science from Virginia Tech and 12+ years of enterprise IT experience as a database architect and administrator. In 2017 he co-founded Altangent Labs, a software company building tools and services for digital finance. Altangent Labs operates Blocktap.io, an institutional grade market intelligence platform for digital assets.

Daniel is an early Bitcoin miner and investor in cryptocurrencies since 2011. He is co-creator of the documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. He is a contributor to open source software and is passionate about helping Bitcoin adoption.


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The Bitcoin Game #61: Journalist Leigh Cuen

Mar 4, 2019

Description:

Welcome to episode 61 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In less than two years in the space, Leigh Cuen has become a mainstay in cryptocurrency journalism, as well as a highly elite user of GIFs on Crypto-Twitter. It was interesting to learn more about this prolific writer's background, thoughts about cryptocurrency, and even some basics about the business of journalism.

EPISODE LINKS

Leigh on Twitter
https://twitter.com/la__cuen

Leigh's Coindesk Articles
https://www.coindesk.com/author/lcuen

Poet takes revolution from Facebook to the world, by Leigh Cuen
https://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/poet_takes_revolution_from_facebook_to_the_world

A 'new poetry' emerges from Syria's civil war, by Leigh Cuenhttps://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/09/20139784442125773.html

How Fintech Plays Into The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Leigh Cuen
https://www.ibtimes.com/how-fintech-plays-israeli-palestinian-conflict-2592984

How Iranian Women Became the Queens of Online Shopping, by Leigh Cuen
https://www.racked.com/2017/5/10/15450318/iran-online-shopping-women-tech

Trump Lies About the Status of the Economy, by Leigh Cuen
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/trump-lies-about-the-status-of-the-economy

Pete Rizzo
https://twitter.com/pete_rizzo_

Marc Hochstein
https://twitter.com/MarcHochstein

Zack Seward
https://twitter.com/zackseward

The Bitcoin Standard, by Saifedean Ammous
https://amzn.to/2EGjGV9

There's No Crypto Winter in Argentina..., by Leigh Cuen
https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-startups-in-argentina-inflation-bitcoin

Bitcoin's Warrior Queen: Lightning's Elizabeth Stark..., by Leigh Cuen
https://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-most-influential-blockchain-2018-elizabeth-stark

KPI (key performance indicator)
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-popular-KPIs-for-the-online-media-industry

Mastering Bitcoin, by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
https://bitcoinbook.info

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The Blockcrunch - How the World's Top Crypto Hedge Fund Invests - Niraj Pant (Partner, Polychain Capital)

Mar 4, 2019

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Polychain Capital turned $4 Million into $1 Billion and became the world's largest crypto hedge fund. Partner and research lead Niraj Pant joins Blockcrunch on this episode to discuss:

Polychain's investment funnelValue accrual in tokensTokens vs. equityFat Protocols, dapps and interoperabilityStructuring a hedge/ venture fund

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The Third Web #15 - Edgeware & Parity, Infrastructure on Top of Infrastructure

Mar 3, 2019

Description:

Joined by Dillon Chen of Commonwealth Labs

What is EdgewareEdgeware being developed by an entity called Commonwealth LabsBuilt on Parity's SubstrateGrandpa finality toolOnchain governanceScripting built in.Using Web Assembly (Wasm)

Building on SubstratePeople used to build their own web servers, now they use the cloud.People used to build new chains, now they can use Substrate.This enables builders to focus on the area of their expertise.One month after development began a test net was operationalThree months the project was live.EOS was too centralisedEthereum was not flexible enough

WebAssemblyBeing able to use Rust or C++ is greatStill being experimented with

The Polkadot and Substrate ecosystemFriendly and helpful community20 projects underway100 planned for the end of the yearPlatform still stabilizingPeople are building now planning to switch to the security of the Polkadot chain.

Securing the edgeware chainDelegated PoS aiming to move to Nominated PoS as Sybil resistance mechanismGrandpa for finalityRound Robin leader selectionUltimate goal is to rely on the security of Polkadot

The problem of governanceIt's a problem that has been pursued by humanity for all timeBlockchains increase social scalabilityImproves legiobilityEnables new organisationsThese new organisations need new governance systemsBlockchains are new so there is naturally experimentation and opportunity.Want to further this human endeavour in the blockchain world

How does edgeware actually do governance?Allocate tokens using a 'œLock Drop' of ether.One token one vote.Vote can be allocatedFocusing on core changes to the network/protocol, allocation of on-chain treasury that is bootstrapped by the block reward.

The Lock DropInitial token distribution is the linchpin of effective network governanceRequire the belief in the economic value of the tokenPrevious ways of doing this were an ICO or airdropping a tokenThe Livepeer Merkle Mine was an interesting experimentEdgeware hopes to get the same effect of distributing tokens to people who want to actively participate without the bloat of a Merkle Mine.Ether tokens are locked in a contract that prevents the tokens from moving for a period of 3, 6, or 12 months. The registry of locked tokens is used to initiate the Edgeware chain with additional tokens allocated to individuals who locked their tokens up for longer periods.

Infrastructure on top of infrastructureAre we locked in an infrastructure phase?

Let's Talk BItcoin! #390 Revisiting Lightning (Part 2)

Mar 3, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, and Adam B. Levine sit down for part two of our fresh look at the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network.

Excerpted Selections from Episode 390 Curated and Transcribed provided by https://twitter.com/Sesame4Bitcoins

Lightning Network Capacity

Adam B. Levine: Right now in the Lightning Network, you can only make transactions and hold value up to a certain size. Andreas, why is that?

Andreas Antonopolous: It's to discourage people from putting too much money into something that was experimental, and also trying to do payments that are too big for most routes. The limit per payment is 4 million Satoshis (0.04 Bitcoin). The channel capacity maximum is 16.7 million Satoshis. You can create a channel for 16 million Satoshis and you can transmit payments of about 1/4 its total capacity at a time in each direction. That just prevents people from trying to use Lightning today for the types of payments that are probably best kept on-chain.

Adam B. Levine: Do you see the Lightning Network being used for larger transactions like the traditional Bitcoin network?

Andreas Antonopolous: Eventually yes. Eventually there's no reason why you wouldn't have your entire hot wallet in Lightning channels, and the only funds that are not in Lightning channels are cold storage funds. I see it eventually having much bigger transactions - it can span the entire range from tiny to very big.

Lightning Network Development

Adam B. Levine: How do you determine at what rate [channel capacity] should increase and who gets to decide if that should increase?

Andreas Antonopolous: The way lightning collaboration and interoperability happens is through a series of standards called BOLT (Basics of Lightning Technology). These are constantly under negotiation. The first iteration of BOLT standards is what created today's production Lightning Network, and allows three or four different software clients to interoperate very successfully.

Stephanie Murphy: Can we draw any parallels to the way that changes happen [on the Lightning Network], and in Bitcoin [base protocol layer]?

Andreas Antonopolous: This isn't a consensus rule. The difficulty with Bitcoin [base layer] is that everyone has to agree, because if one party doesn't agree, they can no longer maintain synchronization with the network. In Lightning, the scripts are part of the consensus because you need to be able to secure the transactions - everything else is up for negotiation. If some clients don't do big payments and other clients do big payments, it's OK, they can both coexist on the network quite happily. You don't need this rigid lockstep coordination on layer 2 as you do in layer 1. It's one of the reasons why layer 2 can move much faster in terms of innovation, because you don't need everybody to agree on all of the changes.

Next week is the second semi-annual meeting of the various teams that are working on Lightning development, so that they can continue the discussion on developing the BOLT standard and creating new interoperable standards.

All of the things we are talking about: Wumbology, Eltoo, AMP, Sphinx-routing, Rendezvous-routing, etc; all of these were decided and standardized in terms of roadmap in the last semi-annual meeting of the Lightning developers. The next one is next week in Argentina. There's a lot more happening on the mailing list, and there's a lot more things in discussion that we didn't even touch on. We scratched the surface - we talked about the things that were agreed on 6 months ago, that now have names, and are proceeding towards production with specific standards. Next week in their meeting in Argentina, they're probably going to create a whole bunch of new things that we haven't even talked about. Once again this is a space that moves incredibly fast. Lightning is moving at 3 or 4 times the speed of Bitcoin's base blockchain development, because innovation can move a lot faster at higher layers. You don't need as much coordination and conservatism because you get the security from the base layer. This is really interesting. Things are really speeding up and heating up in the Lightning development space.

Dual Funded Channels

Andreas Antonopolous: Imagine that Adam and I are sitting across from a table. We have a PVC tube between us, and that PVC tube between us is our channel. Let's say this is funded entirely in peanuts. I have a bowl full of peanuts on my end. If I want to send peanuts to Adam, I can send them, but he doesn't have any on his end. I can send peanuts to him, and once he has some on his end, he can send them back to me. He can make payments in my direction once he has some peanuts on his end of the pipe. But until he does, I have all the peanuts on my end, he has nothing on his end; there's only one way they can flow, and that's from me to him.

That's what a channel normally looks like today. Channels are these two ended things and you have two balances. You have a local balance and a remote balance. Local balance is what you have on your side of the channel. Remote balance is what the other party has put on their side of the channel. Today when I set up a node, if I open channels to other people, I put funds on my end. If they open channels to me they put funds on their end. But when we start, all of those channels have zero on one side - they're only funded in one direction. Until payments start flowing through that means they're unbalanced - they can only flow through in one direction until there's a bit of balance on both sides, then they can flow in both directions.

The proposal here is to be able to set up a channel with another party, but rather than funding it only on your end, you negotiate in advance. You say, "hey, I'm willing to fund it on my end but only if, and only if you fund it on your end. Do we have a deal?" Sure okay, so I'll put a tenth of a Bitcoin on this end, and you put a tenth of a Bitcoin on that end. Now we have a channel that can flow in both directions from the very beginning.

The double funding of transactions involves us coin-joining a transaction where we spend inputs from both of our wallets in order to fund a 2-of-2 [multisig] where both of us have balance. It removes some of the risk of you blindly opening channels to other people.

Adam B. Levine: Do you think this [collaboratively signing with someone else] solution is becoming more prevalent? You're effectively using coin-join as a way to create composite transactions for a purpose that goes beyond privacy.

Andreas Antonopolous: Yes absolutely. I believe in the long term we're going to see the vast majority of transactions migrate to Lightning channels. Therefore every transaction you do on-chain, you're using the opportunity to bootstrap a channel, fund a channel, increase the funding of a channel, rebalance a channel, whatever you're doing. We're going to see a lot more complex transactions that involve multiple different steps.

Bitcoin's dumb contracts are dumb-as-rocks contracts, which is why they can deliver more security, as there is not much room to do fancy things. It's really interesting how even with a simple scripting language you can build some very sophisticated operations.

Sphinx and Rendezvous Routing

Adam B. Levine: Unlike a traditional Bitcoin transaction, I can't just send money to someone [on Lightning]. In the current state of this technology, I can't just send a payment to Andreas because Andreas doesn't have an address on the Lightning Network.

There's this idea called Sphinx send, which aims to solve that problem by removing the need for preemptively generated invoices before a payment could be made. There are also some interesting privacy implications.

Andreas Antonopolous: Lightning today predominantly uses a source-routed mechanism, whereby the sender of the payments decides how the payments will be routed to the recipient. In order to do that, [the sender] gets an invoice from the recipient, and that invoice tells the sender how much to pay and who to pay. Who to pay in Lightning Network is your node's public key. How much to pay is an amount in milli-Satoshis, and then with that information the sender can construct a route. The problem is that the recipient has to request a specific amount with an invoice.

Sphinx routing together with another technique called rendezvous routing is basically an evolution of this routing mechanism that allows the two parties to build the route together. Couple of things emerge from that - one is that you can route to an intermediary node. This called rendezvous routing. With rendezvous, the sender creates a series of encrypted blobs that gets to the rendezvous point, then they take an encrypted blob with the rest of the route from the recipient.

That allows you to hide behind a public node and have private unpublished channels with that node. Everybody who wants to route to you, they know how to get there (intermediary node), but they don't know from there (intermediary node), how it gets to you.

With Sphinx routing, you can do this trick whereby the "secret" that's part of the invoice is sent to the recipient as part of the routing, so that the recipient doesn't need to create an invoice in the first place. That way you can send an arbitrary amount to a recipient address which will look similar to a Lightning address. [The address] identifies a destination node, or even a rendezvous point, without an invoice and without having to communicate with the recipient.

Eltoo

Andreas Antonopolous: Eltoo channels are officially called Decker-Russell-Osuntokun channels. Eltoo uses a very interesting formulation which is a new type of signature called a SIG_HASH_NO_INPUT. This has not been implemented in Bitcoin. It will be implemented as part of the Segwit upgrade for Schnorr signatures and other things, which is scheduled for the end of this year to mid-2020. Once that new signature hash type is added to Bitcoin's blockchain, we can implement Eltoo channels. They're much more efficient. You don't need to keep all of the penalty transactions in revoke commitment states. You can just keep the latest, and that latest allows you to close a channel and prevent someone from cheating. It massively increases the efficiency of the system.

Channel Factories

Andreas Antonopolous: A payment channel (today) is a two-of-two multi-sig. You're locking funds into a [2/2 multi-sig], and then you're deciding how to allocate the balances by swapping transactions off-chain.

But there's no limitation that we only have to do 2/2. What if we do 5/5, and now the channel isn't like a pipe that is connecting two points, but instead it's like a pool that's in the middle of five different nodes.

The example where you would use this is where you have some very critical centralized nodes that are doing a lot of traffic with each other. These are: very large merchants, very large wallets, exchange nodes that are on the Lightning Network - they need to do a lot of volume, a lot of liquidity. But they mostly need to do that with a handful of other nodes. Lightning Network will have many parts of it that are very decentralized, but it will also have some parts that are a bit more centralized. Just like you have very large wallets on the Bitcoin blockchain that are controlled by exchanges, you're likely going to have very large nodes on the Lightning Network.

Adam B. Levine: That kind of sounds like the Lightning Network version of the Liquid side-chain project that blockstreams was working on.

Andreas Antonopolous: It is. Channel factories in the long term will obsolete the need for Liquid.

Stephanie Murphy: Does that kind of create a fractionation or a splintering of the Lightning Network into little clusters?

Andreas Antonopolous: It does. We have to keep thinking of the Lightning Network is in its essence and design an internetwork. It's a network of networks, just like the Internet is. It will have different degrees of clustering and hierarchy. Effectively channel factories are almost like a VPN - it's almost like creating an overlay network on top of the Lightning Network.

Stephanie Murphy: Will there be a way to visualize the hotspots or the different clusters within the Lightning Network?

Andreas Antonopolous: Only the public ones, and only at first. Meaning that the bigger Lightning gets, the less visibility we have into its operation. When there's only a handful of nodes and you can see the traffic flowing from the perspective of one of them, then you're seeing a pretty big percentage of the network. You're seeing the flows and you can make some educated guesses about what's happening in the rest of the network that you're not seeing. When there's five thousand nodes and you control ten of them, now you're seeing a very small percentage of what's happening - most of it is invisible to you. When there's five million nodes, then you're seeing even a smaller fraction. As lightning gets bigger, more and more of these transactions effectively disappear from view. More and more of the channels are private, not advertised public channels, more of the routing happens with rendezvous, and things like that. You have channel factories in the background that are invisible to the outside. You're going to end up with a network that becomes more and more opaque which actually improves privacy.

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This episode was edited by Dave/Adam and featured music by Jared Rubens.

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The Crypto Show Key Chains, Steem Engines And Steem Monsters Via Aggroed

Mar 3, 2019

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During our marathon of interviews at Anarchapulco we caught up with a very interesting guy that goes by the name Aggroed, who is diligently trying to fill the gaps that many feel have been left on the Steem Blockchain.Aggroed who is working on 3 new projects in the Steem community is proving that this one community that has a lot to offer.I think you'll find this to be a very interesting conversation in regards to Steem Monsters, Steem Engine and Key Chains.

Distributed Dialogues EP #18 - The Fintech State and Gas Station Hoagies

Mar 1, 2019

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"If we can provide access to capital to people that otherwise would not receive it, or wouldn't feel comfortable even trying to receive it, then that opens up all kinds of new entrepreneurial opportunities for communities and for individuals." - John Collins

Delaware has a long history of being an innovative place. Back in 1767, it became the first state to ratify the American constitution. Today, it carries unique advantages for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Tomorrow it could become America's Fintech and Crypto capital.

In this episode we learn about all things Delaware and interview John Collins, co-founder of The First State Fintech Lab and host of the podcast, Finance Rewired.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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What Bitcoin Did #81 Bitcoin Rationalism With Lily Liu

Mar 1, 2019

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'œIt makes me laugh when Wall Street says '˜blockchain, not Bitcoin' because Silicon Valley says exactly the same thing in slightly different language.''" Lily Liu

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

Company: Earn.com

Role: Founder

Protocols, protocols, protocols; so many smart contract protocols, but why? If you look at the history of Ethereum, and the returns generated for investors, you can see why Silicon Valley has been pumping money into decentralising everything.

Ethereum grew over 13,000% in 2017, to over $1400, delivering a massive return to any early investor who managed to exit. These types of performances are rare in venture funding but have turned the heads of funds.

The problem with decentralising everything is the lack of value creation, and DApps are struggling to find significant users. Investors now hold illiquid tokens in many projects which might fail.

In this interview, I talk with Lily Liu, the founder of Earn.com and find out about how Silicon Valley operates and what investors don't understand about crypto. We also discuss Bitcoin Rationalism, a term coined by Lily and what it means to her.

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Proof of Love Ep. 4 Julia Brave the World

Feb 28, 2019

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Julia Brave the World has been a staple in the crypto community for years. She is known not to shy from controversial positions, and this show is no different. In this episode of Proof Of Love, we explore femininity, motherhood, pornography, dating apps, and polyamory with our ladies. As you can imagine, hilarity ensued, and some good insight was shared for people wondering what do women think about all this dating app stuff? What's it like to get hit on, and what makes people act the way they do online vs in real life? What drives inappropriate behavior, and what's missing from modern courtship?

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#276 Amaury Sechet: Bitcoin Cash

Feb 28, 2019

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Amaury Sƒchet is the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, the largest client for the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Amaury first got started with Bitcoin in 2010 and closely followed the Bitcoin block size debate as it progressed through the early years of Bitcoin. Predicting the eventual failure of SegWit2x, Amaury was part of the original team that helped coordinate the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, timing it with the activation of SegWit on the main Bitcoin blockchain. We discuss with Amaury the roadmap for Bitcoin Cash, especially with regards to their approach to scalability. We cover many of the novel features the Bitcoin Cash development teams are innovating on such as Canonical Transaction Ordering and Avalanche Pre-Consensus, as well as cover some of the more juicy drama that plagued the Bitcoin Cash community in late 2018, leading to split off of Bitcoin SV.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Block Size Debates in BitcoinOrigins of Bitcoin Cash and the ForkYear 1 Technical Development of Bitcoin CashBitcoin ABC vs Bitcoin SVFuture Roadmap

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Bitcoin Cash RoadmapGraphene WhitepaperAvalanche Post-ConsensusThe Case for Canonical Transaction OrderingBitcoin ABC vs Bitcoin SV HashwarBitcoin NG EpisodeEthCC Meetup

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The Crypto Show Silver Stacking, Lode Project On The Syscoin Blockchain With Steve Merrill

Feb 28, 2019

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At the Anarchapulco Conference 2019 we sat down with Steve Merrill of The Lode Project. Going in to this interview we had assumed it was just another ICO which it is not. Definitely worth a listen to learn how Lode is creating a silver backed ecosystem on the Syscoin Blockchain.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 175 Jimmy Song

Feb 27, 2019

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Jimmy Song may be known for teaching people how to code and build Bitcoin. However, I know him as the guy who convinced me to start intermittent fasting. The carnivore shares some of his health tips, along with the latest news on his trainings and book at the Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas. I really enjoyed talking shop, but also a bit of health with this crypto community leader.

About the Guests:

Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin Core Contributor and former VP of Engineering for Armory. He caught the Bitcoin bug back in 2011 and started contributing to Bitcoin open source projects since 2013. He's a contributor to CoinDesk and has a popular Bitcoin blog. He's been teaching blockchain to engineers for over 3 years. Jimmy graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics.

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The Crypto Show: Roger Stone, G. Edward Griffin And Lyn Ulbricht At Anarchapulco

Feb 26, 2019

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While at the Anarchapulco Conference we had a live show with G. Edward Griffin and Lyn Ulbricht at our studio set. Roger Stone called in to share the latest about his case. This turned out to be the last public interview with Roger, shortly after he was slapped with a Gag-Order. Lyn Shared the similarities in which Ross was railroaded to Mr Stones own legal issues.This was a great chance to set up a conservative audience for schooling on the Fed with Mr. Griffin.

The Blockcrunch - How to Think about Liquidity in Crypto Markets - Michael Feng (Hummingbot)

Feb 26, 2019

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Do you really understand crypto if you don't understand liquidity? For investors, liquidity in crypto can be a huge risk - but also a big opportunity.‚

I chat with Michael Feng from CoinAlpha/Hummingbot on:

What market makers do

The problem with tokenizing illiquid assetsMarket asymmetries in crypto

How traders arbitrage across centralized and decentralized exchanges

Rate and subscribe! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

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Not finance advice.‚Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.‚

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 174 Open Bazaar

Feb 25, 2019

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The Miami conference had a lot of wonderful participants, but I got a bit more familiar with a project I had heard about for a while. Washington Sanchez gave me some insight into what the difference is betweenOB1.ioand Open Bazaar. Wondering what the evolution of free markets online using cryptocurrency looks like? How does it stack up to the old #SilkRoad? The decentralized nature seems to be the key component that makes this viable, but perhaps you have something you notice after listening that you want to share? Leave a comment below. Have you usedOpen Bazaar? What aboutHaven?

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About the Guests:

OpenBazaaris an open source project headed up by the company OB1.

OpenBazaar is the world's first and only fully decentralized marketplace, which means it connects people directly and securely to each other via a peer-to-peer network rather than through a centralized website like online marketplace giants Alibaba, Amazon, or eBay.

OpenBazaar users can expect the most secure, most private, and most liberating experience of any ecommerce marketplace because it gives users complete control of their data and their business. There's no big company behind the scenes that can act as a gatekeeper, collect data, or restrict transactions for anyone. And as a natural result of this, users don't pay any fees to use OpenBazaar, ever, and there are no terms and conditions to sign.

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What Bitcoin Did #80 Reflecting on Mt. Gox with Andy Pag

Feb 25, 2019

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'œIt is a lot of money that could have some pretty dramatic effects on a lot of peoples lives. It would be a really lovely story to see that delivered and to see people get these windfalls that they have been waiting for, for a long time.''" Andy Pag

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 22nd Feb, 2019

Company: Mt. Gox Legal

Role: Creator and Elected Administrator

The Mt. Gox story is incredibly complicated. The first Bitcoin exchange, created at a time when people would buy Bitcoin through eBay or forum discussions, and payment was sent with trust. When it launched it, Bitcoin was trading at $0.06, and within six months Jed McCaleb had passed it onto Mark Karpelƒs.

Three years after the sale the exchange collapsed when a suspected 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen. Since then the story has unravelled but remains complex, both in finding the truth and resolving what should happen to the remaining Bitcoin.

From the Jed to Mark and what happened with the sale and handover; with Coinlab and Brock Pierce's claims; with the creditors, the lawyers and the Japanese legal system, finding the truth of what happened and what should happen is highly complex.

In this final interview in my series covering Mt. Gox, I talk to the journalist, Mt. Gox creditor and the creator and elected administrator of Mt. Gox Legal, Andy Pag. We reflect on my interviews and discuss the parties involved, the history of what happened between Jed and Mark, the claims by CoinLab and Brock Pierce and how this may all be resolved.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #389 Revisiting Lightning (Part 1)

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, and Adam B. Levine sit down for the first of our two-part discussion on the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network.

Selected Excerpts transcribed courtesy of Professor Meow

Lightning Network Privacy

Jonathan Mohan: What level of obfuscation does lightning provide and does it intend to get more obfuscation?

Andreas Antonopoulos: The routing network today provides a very significant level of privacy. Keep in mind that the only people who see a transaction on Lightning (unlike Bitcoin where transactions are published on the ledger), the only people who see a transaction are the nodes through which the transaction flows. People ask how many transactions are happening on Lightning network? The answer is a very comforting: we have no clue; it's impossible to measure.

Stephanie Murphy: We just know the total volume of the value of Bitcoin that's being transacted there?

Andreas Antonopoulos: No, we know the total volume of channels that have been advertised as capable of routing. We don't know the channels that have not been advertising, and we don't know how much of that capacity is being used. Keep in mind capacity is not velocity. You could have entire secret sub-networks within lightning.

Adam B. Levine: Do you think there will be a differentiation between multiple public networks? Or is there one big public network, then lots of people can have private networks?

Andreas Antonopoulos: It's one big public network, and within it, lots of people can have what is effectively Virtual Private Networks on top. So it's like VPNs on the Internet - those are invisible. Just like the Internet, what you see, what is advertised, announced, and broadcasted to the world is the tip of the iceberg. There's a very big and deep iceberg underneath that may not be visible. We have no way of measuring or knowing how big that is, and that's how it should be.

Neutrino

Adam B. Levine: Andreas, have you looked into neutrino much?

Andreas Antonopoulos: Yeah, I've actually been running neutrino as well for a while. This is a really amazing development. It's a massive improvement over the old model - the model isn't really the SPV that's described in the Bitcoin whitepaper. Basically what it does is it allows you to send a compressed set that describes the transactions that are in a block, send that to a light client, so that it can request to receive any blocks that have transactions of interest to it. It can download the full block or the full transaction set only for those things that it's interested in, while not telling the nodes that it's connected to what it's interested in. That's a massive increase in privacy. This is not just for Lightning, that's important to understand. Neutrino can be used as a light client for on-chain Bitcoin transactions to massively increase the privacy of mobile wallets. Of course, it can be used so that you can have a Lightning wallet that's not necessarily connected to your own lightning node, but also doesn't break your privacy.

Adam B. Levine: The entire Bitcoin blockchain can get summarized down to 40 Megs?

Andreas Antonopoulos: Yes, that's for the initial sync. After that, it can continue to get updated summaries that are even smaller (in the kilobyte size) in order to maintain synchronization. So it's doing full validation without having a full copy of the block. Of course, all of this depends on having full nodes that are willing to publish Golomb coded sets to feed to neutrino clients. We still need a lot of people to run full nodes, but the bandwidth burden on those nodes to serve neutrino clients obviously drastically reduced. A single full node can serve a lot of neutrino clients very efficiently.

Atomic Multipath Payments

Andreas Antonopoulos: This is a routing infrastructure improvement - it will be completely transparent to users. Instead of just constructing a single route that originates from your node, that goes through one of the channels in which you have enough capacity to send an outgoing payment, and follows that model to find the next channel where there's sufficient capacity until you get to the destination, you can have several smaller channels which together have enough.

Splicing

Andreas Antonopoulos: This is probably one of the most powerful and underappreciated features. My theory is that the way we're going to see Lightning being used is that people will have the vast majority of their funds on Lightning all the time. The only funds that are not on Lightning are the funds you keep in cold storage.

How do you make this jump between on-chain and off-chain? That's where splicing comes in. What splicing allows you to do is blend the open channel, close channel and on-chain Bitcoin outputs into a single transaction.

If I need to open a channel in order to start using Lightning, but then I want to get my Bitcoin back, I would have to close the channel. I'm gonna have to do this opening and closing channel not too infrequently. Maybe I'm opening and closing channels once a week or once a month, and then if everybody needs to open and close channels once a week or once a month, there's not enough capacity on the Bitcoin blockchain to do that. That's the wrong way of looking at it because you're not going to be doing that.

You're going to instead create a channel every time you do a Bitcoin transaction - there's no reason to take the change and put it back into an on-chain wallet. Instead, you fund channels every time you do a Bitcoin transaction, and you can do a Bitcoin on-chain transaction every time you rebalance, close or open a channel, and combine all of those functions. So a single transaction can have as its inputs the multi-sig of a closing channel, as its outputs the multi-sig of an opening channel, and an on-chain Bitcoin transaction. So you can basically splice Bitcoin into a channel, splice Bitcoin from a channel out onto the Bitcoin blockchain, and simultaneously open and close channels in the same transaction.

This allows you to send Bitcoin into a Lightning channel, send Bitcoin from Lightning out onto the Bitcoin network (make an on-chain Bitcoin payment or traditional on-chain Bitcoin payment), close the channel, and open a channel. All four things in one transaction simultaneously.

So every Bitcoin transaction in which you're paying a fee becomes an opportunity to also open and close several channels and make other Bitcoin payments.

Adam B. Levine: Is the idea here just that users will be making transactions periodically and so this is a way to piggyback on existing traffic?

Andreas Antonopoulos: Bingo. What that means is that your wallet does all of this automatically. It decides, depending on who you want to pay and whether they can be reached on-chain or off-chain to construct your transaction and piggyback as many open and closed channels as it needs to do. Rebalancing and other housekeeping duties, and minimize your fees by batching all of that stuff together.

But wait, there's more! The main reason we use coinjoin is for obfuscation and privacy. But if you think about it, it also saves on transaction fees. Because if you're going to do that transaction anyway and you get five other strangers to join you and do their transactions, you pay one transaction fee across all of you. One transaction with five times the outputs is a lot cheaper than five transactions. This makes even more sense if you have, for example, an exchange that is doing withdrawals or deposits onto lightning, and it has a whole bunch of customer withdrawals. You know, the classic batching problem that exchanges are trying to implement in order to save on fees.

Adam B. Levine: So what you're saying here is that splicing has implications that extend beyond single people and really this is a technology that could be extended to improve privacy and obfuscation? Or do you see this being set up like coinjoin where anyone can participate?

Andreas Antonopoulos: This isn't just for obfuscation; this is also a massive saving on channel transactions.

Links from the episode:

Lightning Stats:https://1ml.com/

Article quoted:https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/18/from-reckless-to-wumbology-lightning-networks-infrastructural-build-out/

Eclair (https://acinq.co/)ZAP (https://zap.jackmallers.com/)Blue Wallet (https://bluewallet.io/)Casa Node (https://store.casa/lightning-node/)

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 173 Crypto in Bermuda

Feb 22, 2019

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I went to Bermuda a few times as a kid, and I always remember the pink sand. Hearing about it from the local administration though, it sounds like an even better paradise for cryptocurrency. It's also only a 2.5 hour flight from NY, which is PRETTY APPEALING! Hear the answers to some questions you too probably have about what the benefits are to setting up shop in Bermuda? How does it compare to the rest of the Caribbean? It's always a challenge to find the most cutting edge jurisdiction, but the benefit of working in blockchain is that you're not physically limited to where you are, at least not forever! Listen on as I chat with Denis Pitcher and Wayne Smith from Bermuda to learn more about the regulatory environment and ecosystem.

About the Guests:

The Government of Bermuda consists of a Governor, a Deputy Governor, a Cabinet, and a Legislature based on two legislative chambers '“ a Senate and a House of Assembly.

Denis Pitcher is a tech co-founder and architect and his responsibility is to act as a technology visionary to pair his expertise in software design and development with his company's vision and goals.

Denis's task is to understand and combine a good user experience with adequate architecture of software and technology solutions to ensure business continuity and scalability. He evokes agile and customer development principles to put a process around the development of their product and continuously test their vision. This is built on a foundation of leading software development and architecture practices to ensure that they can react quickly to pivoting requirements and volatility in their business.


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What Bitcoin Did #79 Reviving Mt. Gox With Brock Pierce

Feb 22, 2019

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'œIf someone came to me today and said should I put my money in this or banks I'd say no, you should keep your money in the bank, banks are better than we are today.''" Brock Pierce

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 13th Feb, 2019

Brock Pierce'hmmm'

A man with a questionable history in Bitcoin and wrapped up in the Mt. Gox story. With Gox Rising Brock has a plan to help creditors but what are his incentives? The creditors I have spoken to universally think he isn't helping yet Brock claims to only want to help the creditors receive their civil rehabilitation and ensure Mark Karpelƒs gets nothing.

I'll leave this interview out there for others to judge'

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Jason King And Amandah Hendricks At TNABC

Feb 21, 2019

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While we were at The North American Bitcoin Conference we caught up with Jason King and Amandah Hendricks, for an upbeat fun conversation about the state of bitcoin and the success of Kingsland University of Blockchain.

The Tatiana Show Ep. 172 Blockchain Education Network

Feb 21, 2019

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The Blockchain Education Network is an organization helping students interact with cryptocurrency for years now. Upon seeing Eric Pinos at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, I know I had to get an update for the audience. How does this group work exactly? Can your business support their efforts? What are the students learning? Listen in to get more info on BEN, and maybe about getting a chapter started in your local university or college! Special thanks to our sponsor Metal Pay, where if you use the code TatianaShow, you can earn even more when you sign up.

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The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is on a mission to educate and empower students excited about blockchain technology across the world. BEN is made up of students and alumni who are creating bitcoin and blockchain clubs on their academic campuses. By exploring this socioeconomic experiment within the safety of their peers, students build new expectations and innovations. In aggregate, the combined effort of all these clubs creates a rich web of interconnected blockchain hubs across the world. Impact global evolution through local initiatives.


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What Bitcoin Did #78 Kim Nilsson on His Investigation Into Mt. Gox

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

'œWe expect more from this position, that is why we usually put people in these elevated positions, to be able to make the right decisions and Mark kind of ended up there more by accident.' '" Kim Nilsson

Interview Location: Skype

Interview Date: Wednesday 20th Feb, 2019

Company: WizSec

Role: Chief Engineer

Mark Karpeles has had many accusations thrown at him since the collapse of Mt. Gox, including being the architect of the theft himself. Many people were angry with him at the time, and many still are, but as more information surfaces about the history of the exchange, a different picture has emerged.

Indeed, Mark made mistakes which cost users of the website hundreds of millions of dollars. But is everything attributable to him? Kim Nilsson's investigation into the chain of events surrounding the collapse of Mt. Gox highlights that Mark likely inherited an insolvent exchange and was unable to cope with the challenges of a rapidly expanding business under constant attack.

In this interview, I talk to Kim about his report, his opinions on the numerous hacks during the history of Mt. Gox and his views on Mark, Jed McCaleb, Brock Pierce and Peter Vessenes.

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What Bitcoin Did #77 Daniel Kelman on the Creditors of Mt. Gox and Civil Rehabilitation

Feb 20, 2019

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'œWhen this all happened I hated Mark, but now I don't because I understand a lot more about what went on.' '" Daniel Kelman

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 12th Feb, 2019

Company: OceanEx

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

The victims of Mt. Gox are the creditors, those who lost their Bitcoin when the company entered into bankruptcy arrangements. For years they have battled for a fair civil rehabilitation plan and suffered delay after delay.

Under Japanese law, the creditors were due the Yen value off their holding at the date of bankruptcy, to be paid out from the 200,000 Bitcoins which were found by Mark Karpeles after first suspecting all the Bitcoin were gone.

The process of rehabilitation has been held up by the lawsuit from Peter Vessenes from Coinlab, and during the wait, the price of Bitcoin has risen sharply. Under Japanese law, after creditors have been paid, the remaining value in the company is due to the shareholders, this being Mark Karpeles (88%) and Jed McCaleb (12%), which would have made Mark a billionaire.

To their credit, neither Mark nor Jed wants to receive this money, and the creditors have fought to have the remaining Bitcoin redistributed to them. In this interview, I walk with the lawyer, Daniel Kelman, the architect of the civil rehabilitation plan for Mt.Gox creditors. We discuss this as well as the claims from Brock Pierce and Peter Vessenes.

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#275 Ben Goertzel: SingularityNET - The Global AI Network and Marketplace

Feb 20, 2019

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Artificial Intelligence is often misunderstood. And much like blockchain, those who fiercely stand by the technology believe it will change the world for the better. Others fear the negative repercussions it could bring it and would rather see it disappear.

We're joined by Ben Goertzel. Ben's interest in AI and robotics date back to his childhood and he has made these his life-long passion and work. He is the CEO of SingularityNET, a company building a marketplace for AIs which leverages blockchain. He is also Chief Scientist at Hanson Robotics who has brought us the now famous Sophia robot. When he's not building blockchains and robots, he leads the OpenCog open-source AI framework and is Chair of Humanity +, an organization which focuses on technology and ethics.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Ben's background as a mathematician and his lifelong passion for AI and roboticsWhat is AI, AGI and machine learning, and how these technologies differWhat is the killer application for AIThe problem of data and power centralization as it relates to AIAI safety and with what we should be most concerned when it comes to AI dominanceHanson Robotics and the Sophia robotHow blockchains and AI are relevant to each otherThe role of AI in blockchain governance and the potential for AI systems to compete amongst each otherWhat is SingularityNET and what the company is building

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Ben Goertzel's WebsiteSingularityNET websiteSingularityNET whitepaperBen Goertzel portraied in Silicon ValleyBen Goertzel's WebsiteCreating Internet IntelligenceAccelerando

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What Bitcoin Did #76 Mark Karpels on the Collapse of Mt. Gox

Feb 19, 2019

Description:

'œI am very sorry about the way things went; I wish I could go back and fix things. There is only so much I can do so I just continue helping and making sure people get as much as help as they can.' '" Mark Karpelƒs

Interview location: Tokyo

Interview date: Saturday 16th Feb, 2019

Company: Mt. Gox

Role: CEO

The shadow of Mt. Gox still hangs over Bitcoin some five years after it collapsed. At the time it held 7% of all Bitcoin in circulation and was the primary exchange for Bitcoin traders. It was reported that 850,000 Bitcoins had been stolen, of which 750,000 were customer coins and 100,000 were owned by Mt. Gox, though 200,000 were later found.

In the five years since, more and more information, research and analysis has pointed at a chaotic operation with poor security procedures, yet opinions range. Some label Mark anything from incompetent to a straight up fraudster while others sympathise with the challenges faced by running the worlds first Bitcoin exchange.

In this interview, I talk to Mark about the collapse of Mt. Gox, how he acquired it from Jed McCaleb, the process of civil rehabilitation and how Brock Pierce and Coinlab are holding up the distribution of funds to the creditors.

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The Blockcrunch - How Should We Build a Democracy on the Blockchain? '" Chris McCoy (Storecoin)

Feb 18, 2019

Description:

What would the three branches of the government look like...on the blockchain? This week, we continue our discussion on crypto governance with Storecoin, backed by Blocktower and Arrington XRP Capital, to find out.

Founder Chris McCoy and I touch on:

Why 1-coin-1-vote doesn't workHow to creates a p2p democracy and its tradeoffsWhether a system of checks and balances makes senseHost: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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What Bitcoin Did #75 Jed McCaleb on the Creation of Mt. Gox

Feb 18, 2019

Description:

'œA big part of the reason I handed it off to Mark is that the amount of effort that you need to put into security is something I didn't want to do.' '" Jed McCaleb

Interview location: San Francisco

Interview date: Wednesday 30th Jan, 2019

Company: Stellar

Role: Cofounder

In February 2014 Mt. Gox suspended trading and filed for bankruptcy after approximately 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen, at the time, valued at more than $450m. At the time of its demise, it was being run by Mark Karpelƒs who had acquired the site from Jed McCaleb in 2011.

In this interview, I talk to Jed about the creation of Mt. Gox, the handover to Mark Karpelƒs and what responsibility he shares for its collapse.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #388 - Controlling Bitcoin?

Feb 17, 2019

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

"We're beginning to see the first steps of backlash against the assertion of cryptocurrencies that commerce will flow freely on the internet"

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan once again join Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the theory and practice of applying international sanctions to individual bitcoin addresses. What starts as merely annoying could become much worse... or not! We talk about it.

Then, in case anybody was wondering, Bitcoin is in a bear market! The cycle continues! We talk about it.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #17 - Low Hanging Fruit

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

"Once people become comfortable with blockchain ... Remember, blockchain is really tainted by bitcoin, which is tainted by the dark web. Healthcare is looking at it going, "Oh my God, this is a creepy space. We don't want any piece of this." Well, that's a problem if you're an entrepreneur. You want to choose something that has minimum amount of regulation, biggest upside possible, get everybody comfortable, move forward." - Dr. Alan Pitt

Many companies in the healthcare sector have been exploring how blockchain technology can upend long-standing processes that have bogged down the system for decades. However, a lot of them are attempting to tackle major, big-picture issues that could take decades to accomplish with a budding technology. So we asked our guests, "What's something tangible that could be accomplished in the near future?" This episode explores those responses, with a little help and humor from Dave and Grahm. Enjoy!

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What Bitcoin Did #74 How Bitcoin Works With Matt Corallo

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

'œBitcoin is the culmination of 30 years of attempts at building digital money for the internet.' '" Matt Corallo

Interview location: London

Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

Company: Chaincode Labs

Role: CEO

What is Bitcoin? Is it digital gold? Is it money?

Whoever I put this question to, the answer always changes but one thing that is consistent is that it always retains to technology and value. Perhaps Bitcoin is therefore many things which come together to create a new type of financial infrastructure.

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core developer, Matt Corallo. We discuss what makes Bitcoin work, covering topics such as the Lightning Network, fungibility and inflation. We also talk about issues important to Matt such as BetterHash and adoption.

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Long Distance Dating and Dating on the Road: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

Is this even possible? Can you sustain a meaningful relationship when there are oceans between you and the object of your affection? What makes it work, and what can ruin it? What about dating while touring the world, whether that's as a speaker, a musician, or just a digital nomad? How do you get the guts to tell someone that you want to try for something more real, even though it's hard to get to that place if you are only meeting people in transit? It's not so easy! It IS possible, or at least some of the ladies seem to think so. How about you? Tell us your long distance experiences, did it work? Utter failure? Any tips or tricks? Leave a comment below.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us attatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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Attachment Theory: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

My favorite thing I have learned on my journey into my romantic psyche has been Attachment Theory. Whenever I share it with people, it also seems to help them and really resonate. It's nice to know we are not alone in our weird behaviors some of us have had since childhood, but never really had an explanation for. Hint: you're not a crazy person (well, you may be, but not because of this specifically). Stephanie had some great articles we touched on, I have some book recommendations, and Lauren shares what it's like to go from one style into another based on your partner.

Interested in learning your own attachment style? Listen in, and see if you are a secure, anxious, avoidant, or an anxious-avoidant!

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The Premier Episode: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

Finally, the time has come. Our very first episodes are launching! Proof of Love has been a labour of love, no doubt. However, I am so excited to be able to share these first few episodes with you! This is the opener, where Lauren, Stephanie, and I go through a bit of our dating history and the reasons why we wanted to start the show. Expect a lot of different topics moving forward, and some celebrity guests, and some authorities on love, sex, personal growth, and more.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 171 Marshall Hayner

Feb 13, 2019

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On my latest episode, I interview an old friend Marshall Hayner of MetalPay. I have known Marshall for ages, so I was very excited to learn about his latest work. I love how he and his team have made an easy way to send and receive money, like PayPal or Venmo but without fees. You are even earning Metal coins every time you use it! Hear more about it on this episode, and thank you to MetalPay for being the newest sponsor of the Tatiana Show! Hope you enjoy!

About the Guest

Marshall Hayner is CEO and co-founder of Metal, a payments processing platform and app that pays its users in cryptocurrency for making person-to-person cash transactions. Marshall believes that Metal can help change the way the world views money. Previously, Marshall started the first Facebook-integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, and has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.


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#274 Alexey Akhunov: Ethereum 1.x - BUIDLing Things One Step at a Time

Feb 13, 2019

Description:

We're joined by Alexey Akhunov, an independent Ethereum researcher. Alexey has been working on an ambitious project called TurboGeth. As the name implies, it is a version of Geth which features a number of speed and performance optimizations.

Alexey also leads the state rent working group of the Ethereum 1.x project. Ethereum 1.x came out of Devcon when core developers began to realize that the full migration to Serenity would likely take several years. The team hopes to bring progressive improvements to Ethereum in parallel to the development of Serenity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Alexey's background as a computer scientistThe story behind TurboGeth and how it differs from the original Geth clientThe speed and performance optimizations of TurboGeth, as well as its trade-offsWhat is Ethereum 1.x in the context of Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity)Which people and projects are part of Ethereum 1.xWhat is state rent and why it may be beneficial to EthereumImplementing state rent in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0eWASM and how it can be introduced in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0The future of Ethereum and the progress towards Serenity

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Alexey Akhunov on MediumTurboGeth talk at Bevcon4Ethereum State rent for Eth 1.x pre-EIPEthereum state rent - rough proposalState Rent proposal version 2 (rushed)Ethereum state rent proposal 2ETH Roadmap AMAEthCCEthCC Epicenter Meeup

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 170 Dan Spuller

Feb 12, 2019

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Even though I am in Acapulco, and the sun is oh so alluring, I still found time to do an episode with Dan Spuller from the Chamber of Digital Commerce to talk about the upcoming Summit. We also got an update on the recent work being done in DC on behalf of the Blockchain community by Dan, Perianne, and their team. Co-Host Joshua Scigala was able to join, which was great as he has been tied up with fundraising and speaking publicly at a variety of conferences for Vaultoro. We mentioned the upcoming release of Proof of Love as well, releasing on Valentine's Day

About the Guests:

Daniel Spuller is the Director of Member Services for the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, he held senior-level positions in North Carolina's Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation.

Since 2012, he has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain technology. He was instrumental in facilitating negotiations between the Office of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber was successful in driving a multi-stakeholder campaign leading to the passage of America's first comprehensive blockchain-related legislation through the North Carolina Money Transmitters Act of 2016.

Spuller most previously served as Administrative Officer to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, overseeing the integration of toll technology interoperability between states, and the electronic collection of $41 million+ in revenue on the first toll road in America built exclusively to use only cashless-collection technology. He was later was appointed by North Carolina's Secretary of Transportation to serve as a member of the NCDOT Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap Project.

In 2014, Spuller co-founded the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo, North and South Carolina's conference dedicated to the bitcoin and blockchain industry. The conference won accolades from across the community, and welcomed hundreds of industry professionals to Raleigh and Charlotte in 2014 and 2015.


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What Bitcoin Did #73 How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank with Bill Barhydt

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

'œAbra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.' '" Bill Barhydt

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019

Company: ABRA

Role: CEO

The dot-com bubble burst when companies were unable to deliver on the expected promise of a boom in e-commerce. Companies raised too much money and were unable to drive the sales volume which supported their ambitious infrastructure and share price.

Out of the ashes, new, unexpected business models around search and social rose up, creating some of the most valuable companies in the world.

The crypto bubble burst in 2018, with speculation unable to maintain the rapid growth in the value of cryptocurrencies. Use cases for payments were limited, and companies were unable to ship projects which attracted significant users.

Out of this bubble, we are starting to see new companies and business models which are attracting customers and creating value. One of these companies is ABRA, which is using the unique features of Bitcoin to create a global trading platform for currencies, stocks and ETFs.

In this interview, I talk with ABRA CEO, Bill Barhydt. We discuss ABRA's recent announcement of their new stock and ETF trading product, the complexity of building a global bank and why ABRA is built on Bitcoin.

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The Blockcrunch - How Maker Became Ethereum's Biggest Project - Rune Christensen (Founder, MakerDao)

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

More than $240M worth of ETH are locked up in MakerDao's smart contracts, making it the largest project on Ethereum in terms of value locked up (beyond direct speculation).‚Founder Rune Christensen joins us on this special episode.

We touch on:

The origins of Dai and its adoption so farHow will Maker scale?Maker's stabilization mechanism and governanceHow would Maker bootstrap a new synthesized asset?

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Not finance advice.‚Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.‚

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #387 POW, POS and Self Fulfilling Counter Prophecies

Feb 10, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy join Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the ups and downs of consensus reality and the two "big" methods (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) which we use to define it.

Topic 1: Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Discussion

Topic 2: Ethereum Update and Upgrade Path

Partial transcript from about 35 minutes in...

ANDREAS M. ANTONOPOULOS:"The problem with proof of work as a system is that it's so poorly understood and it's very difficult to see what benefits it offers.... Immutability and resistance against state level colluding actors are benefits you don't really see until somebody tries to attack them. The fact that they don't attack them, in bitcoin, is not something you can celebrate because it's like proving a negative.

Another way to put it is that no one really pays attention to a surgeon until their patients start dying. It's very difficult to say 'look at how good I am because none of my patients have died lately', but it's very easy to point to the surgeon famous for performing an operation with the 300% mortality rate. He did an amputation in 25 seconds, during which he managed to also amputate some of the fingers of one of his surgery assistants... And it was such a horrific scene that one of the audience members died from shock. Then the patient and the assistant died from sepsis days later, making it the only surgery with 300% mortality rate...

Now, you can point to that and say "That's not a good surgeon" but it's very difficult to look at a surgeon and say "Well, nobody's died yet so that's a good surgeon". This is a general problem with security, because security working means that nothing bad happened. And the absence of something bad happening is not a provable thing. SO you can say that Bitcoin is secure. How do you know? well, it's hasn't been successfully attacked yet. Could it be successfully attacked? Could someone amass 51%? And we can point to examples of smaller systems which have been attacked like Classic Recently, but the problem is it's really hard to see that value. Same thing with immutability."

"It may be the case that only one virgin birth industrial, planetary scale proof of work system could be bootstrapped. It already has been. Only one is affordable and in the end maybe only one is needed, because it can offer immutability services to other chains through checkpointing thereby allowing proof of stake to be even more robust. That's not an indictment of proof of work, in fact, it demonstrates the one system that did bootstrap and offers that qualitatively important immutability. Qualitatively different from the immutability you'd get in proof of stake, is extremely valuable because you can only possibly have one, and we can only afford one. It's environmentally very expensive and energy expensive. Then the question is, is it worth it? I think proof of stake can be very powerful for smaller blockchains, especially combined with checkpointing in a proof of work chain. But I think, again, the immutability you get is qualitatively different.

One of the important things that most critics of proof of work don't understand, is I can take a computer that's never seen a bitcoin blockchain. I can give it one block, the most recent block. It can look at the proof of work and tell me if that's real without any external network connection. How does it know? It knows because the proof of work embedded in that single block, computationally, would have required 45 Exa-hashes per second to compute in ten minutes.

So there's only one of two possibilities... Either somebody was running a lot of general purpose computers for two years to produce just that one block in order to fool you, or it was a block produced in 10 minutes by the only network able to deliver 45 exa-hashes. The bitcoin network. You can make that assessment without any external information just by looking at that one hash and the nonce. Then saying "How many hashes did this take to produce?

It actually contains the proof of the work that was done... And when there's only one network on the planet that could do it, then the proof that the work HAS been done also tells you WHO did that work.

And therefore, it is an authentic bitcoin block. I don't even need to know if it's connected to the genesis block. If I do have those connections then it's beyond any doubt. But even just a single block contains something very important, and you can't do that with proof of stake.

Meaning that, if all of the participants decided to rewrite history in a proof of stake system, the cost to do so is zero. If all of the participants with 100% consensus decided to rewrite the bitcoin chain, they would have to re-spend several gigawatts of energy to do so. There's no way to fake it. And you can't do that with proof of stake. You can't have the idea that a participant with no prior information can establish that this is the one true history. You can present alternative histories as long as you have 100% consensus that are equally valid. In Bitcoin, you can't. You can't present alternative that is equally valid even if you have 100% of the mining..."

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #16 - Amazon, Nashville and the Future of Healthcare

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

"I think, more likely, you're going to see, let's say, an Amazon come in and maybe partner with an HCA and figure out how to streamline some things." - Blake Farmer

Nashville has long been the center of the healthcare industry and with Amazon's announcement to establish a 5000 job branch there, it's no secret that they could potentially expand their already dominant services into the healthcare sector. Such a move would not only create more jobs but also stimulate local and state economies, as well as potentially bring in more tech-related industries, some of which are utilizing blockchain technology.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

About the Guests:

Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.


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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

About the Guests:

Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.


More Info:

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What Bitcoin Did #72 Truth, Lies and Blockchains with JW Weatherman

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

'œI think we underestimate how many people are getting paid to be scammers in this space.' '" JW Weatherman

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 3rd Feb, 2019

What is a scam in crypto? Is it the explicit decision to defraud investors by raising funds for a project you have no intention to build? Does it include projects where the founders make claims to be developing technology which they are not sure they can create? Should it include altcoins which are similar to Bitcoin but have little chance of success?

The term scam is thrown around regularly in the industry. Hardcore Bitcoiners may claim that anything which is not Bitcoin is a scam while others will defend altcoins as part of a free market for money.

In this interview I talk with JW Weatherman about the projects he believes are scams, why it is so prevalent in the crypto industry, and we also talk about his course 10 Hours of Bitcoin, a primer to help onboard newcomers to why Bitcoin is so important.

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#273 Christian Decker: Lightning Network - The Road to Scaling Bitcoin

Feb 7, 2019

Description:

When the Lightning Network (LN) was conceived in 2015, it was quickly embraced by the Bitcoin community as the way to dramatically scale Bitcoin's capacity. There was an expectation of LN being available quickly. Instead, development proceed more slowly in the background with different teams contributing to a standard specification. That spec is now almost ready and last year interest and early activity on the LN increased dramatically.

We were joined by Christian Decker, a core engineer at Blockstream, where he works on their LN client. We discussed the history and progression of the LN and what remains on the road to scaling Bitcoin.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Christian ended up writing the world's first PhD on BitcoinThe vision of the Lightning NetworkHow the Lightning Network evolved in the last 4 yearsApproaching the 1.0 specificationThe current state of the networkWhy centralization concerns around hubs are often misguidedeltoo and the future of lightning networkThe case against other chains being better layer 1 networks than Bitcoin

Links mentioned in this episode:

Lightning Network WhitepaperChristian Decker - Scaling Bitcoin with Duplex Micropayment ChannelsJoseph Poon & Tadge Dryja - Scalability and the Lightning NetworkBlockstream - Lightning NetworkA Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain ContractsLightning Network Specifications on Github

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What Bitcoin Did #71 - Update on the Political Crisis in Venezuela

Feb 6, 2019

Description:

'œJust the idea of getting paid in something you need to immediately need to get rid off is a huge problem.' '" Mauricio Bartolomeo

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 6th Feb, 2019

Following the January 3rd protests in Venezuela and Juan Guaido declaring himself as the interim president, I invited three Venezuelan nationals to discuss the current political crisis:

Alejandro Machado - Caracas Chronicles

Giancarlo Fiorella - In Venezuela

Mauricio Bartolomeo - Ledn

We discuss the current political crisis, the response from the international community and the potential options for ousting the Maduro regime.

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What Bitcoin Did #70 Privacy and Zcash with Zooko Wilcox

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

'œIf you have sufficiently weak privacy, then that causes centralisation.''" Zooko Wilcox

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 22nd Jan, 2019

Company: Zcash

Role: Founder and CEO

One of the significant failings of Digicash, the David Chaum pre-Bitcoin digital currency was centralisation. Decentralisation has become one of the core components of what has made Bitcoin work and a success; shutting it down is only possible under extreme circumstances and no single person can exert control over its future direction.

How decentralised a cryptocurrency is often a measure of its strength or weakness. Maximalists often challenge Zcash as being centralised, and some refer to it as the corporate privacy coin but how much of a risk is this to the future of the currency?

I sat down with the Zcash Founder and CEO, Zooko Wilcox to discuss the intrinsic link between Zcash the company and Zcash the protocol, what risks this presents and how the bear market has affected operations. We also look into Zooko's past working on Digicash, his discovery of Bitcoin and user adoption in crypto.

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SAFE Crossroads #52, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 2, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

This is part 2 of a wide ranging discussion about the SAFE Network, with the two people most familiar with all aspects of it, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar.

To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. Amongst many other great insights, in this section David goes briefly over each fundamental and summarizes where each stands -- i.e., what's done and what is yet to be done.

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

The Fundamentals of the SAFE Network

SAFE Network Forum

All the encryption layers for SAFEnet -- Very useful forum post

SAFE Network School -- A SAFE Crossroads Series

The Crypto Show: Jeff Berwick With John Galton & Lily, 2 Days Before John's Death, Is Acapulco Safe?

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

Jeff Berwick joins Danny to address the recent murder of John Galton in Acapulco and what that means for festival goers of the famed event, Anarchapulco.
Tragically and ironic 2 days before John's death we interviewed him and Lily about their event AnarchaForko, an off-shoot event. This event is one of many that celebrate what Anarchapulco has brought to Acapulco. In this episode we air a section of the interview of John and Lily, about their thoughts on the safety of Acapulco. Stay tuned for the full interview when Lily is ready for us to release it. This is to my knowledge the last recording of John before he was murdered, very likely by the Cartel.Below are several crypto addresses belonging to Lily who is in great need of help at this tragic time please consider donating to her.

BTC: 32ULGz2V5yY4vVPjWmFrwRW9yYvUJ1Cjs7Dash: XhnKYDw3FjPpvyyZZQZJkmtLtGREywaiTHETH: 0x418091c751c4cf5f01d7778ea66f4773b3186692LTC: MRGocHnAMBBzbwZUZFWg9iVcRs9d49wF4PSmart Cash: STKFwDNmYsRmUMMhZHat84RK4B2mJcYjYjbch: qrtyalaujh6kmzqjyk2rdtel9teffqffg5kkh3sx6m

The Blockcrunch - Crypto Governance: Where Are We Now? - Gregory Rocco (ConsenSys)

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Losing track of the million things happening in crypto governance?

This is the episode you don't want to miss. Gregory Rocco (@Obstropolos) from ConsenSys gives us a quick recap and his take on the different experiments out there today.

We touch on:

Do governance tokens work?Should we have subjectivity in governance?The major types of governance models todayOn-chain vs. off-chain - pros and cons

Not finance advice. Rate and subscribe!

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

Distributed Dialogues EP #15 - Bitcoin, Psychedelics and the Fight Against PTSD

Feb 2, 2019

Description:

"I think a lot of the people that have been interested in moving away from the current systems and to developing new, innovative systems are interested in psychedelics and in crypto."

- Rick Doblin

On this episode of Distributed Dialogues Dave, Grahm and Rick explore a non-traditional approach to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: psychedelic drugs. Traditional methods of treating PTSD have left much to be desired, not only by those who suffer from it, but from their loved ones as well. This has led to a growing number of people exploring experimental treatments, including many who travel great distances for ayahuasca ceremonies. While these techniques still have a long way to go to reach a mainstream audience, the numbers on their effectiveness don't lie. One such research center is The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): a program that has received millions of dollars in funding from Bitcoin.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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The Crypto Show With Mark Edge, Free Talk Live & Jim Blasko of BitcoinTalkRadio.Com

Feb 2, 2019

Description:

This was a very fun episode at The North American Bitcoin Conference with a couple of other radio folks just sharing some origin stories. Free Talk Live's Mark Edge the self proclaimed King of radio. In the "Freedom Movements" genre of radio I'd have to agree. Jim Blasko one of the top developers in the Blockchain space and creator of one of our favorite host networks of The Crypto Show, BitcoinTalkRadio.com sit down for an awesome chat.

What Bitcoin Did #69 The History of Cryptography With Whitfield Diffie

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

'œIt is rare for first implementations of such broad concepts to do as well as that did, Bitcoin is still here 10 years after it started out.'

'" Whitfield Diffie

Interview location: Palo Alto

Interview date: Thursday 31st Jan, 2018

Company: Cryptomathic

Role: Cryptographer and Security Expert

A number of pioneers developed the cryptographic and technical foundations for which Bitcoin is built upon. Nick Szabo highlighted a number of these people in his Tweet:

'œInventors of the most important technologies in Bitcoin: digital signatures and Merkle trees (Merkle), elliptic curve crypto (Koblitz), malicious-fault-tolerant consensus (Lamport), elliptic curve crypto (independent inventor: Miller).'

Many others along the way have contributed to the success of Bitcoin, either through early work or attempts at created a digital currency, names such as Adam Back, David Chaum and Szabo himself.

Whitfield Diffie sits alongside all of these people. His work on cryptography should not be forgotten in the history of Bitcoin and I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to discuss this, how he was introduced to Bitcoin and other such topics as privacy and security.

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SAFE Crossroads #51, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 1, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

I had the honor of a 2+ hour conversation with the two people most familiar with all aspects of the SAFE Network, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar.

To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. We had a very far-ranging discussion from high to medium altitude, touching on all aspects of the whats and whys that make this project so unique and far-reaching.

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

The Fundamentals of the SAFE Network

SAFE Network Forum

Safecoin: The Best Think to Do is Just Forget About It --Article

SAFE Network School --A SAFE Crossroads Series

The Third Web #14 - Dawn of an Ecosystem: Substrate & Polkadot

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

Care of DFINITY I was privileged to attend the Web 3 Summit in Berlin last year. While there I interviewed Aeron Buchanan, the Executive Vice President of the Web 3 Foundation and Gavin Wood, Founder of Ethereum, Parity, and the Web 3 Foundation. These guys are two of the individuals that launched the programmable blockchain revolution and these interviews plot a course from the founding of Ethereum to their vision of the decentralized web and give us a trajectory beyond.A quick production note. These interviews were filmed in the style of the other filmed interviews on The Third Web, unfortunately the footage was lost to a dead macbook leaving only the audio. As I usually cut myself out of the filmed interviews my contribution is less geared for production.

Visit https://web3.foundation/ , https://www.parity.io/ for more information

Aeron BuchananExecutive vice president of Web 3 FoundationMasters in Computer science with a focus on engineering at OxfordWorked in filmThen completed a PHD in computer visionBecame algorytm designer

Tell us about your time at EthereumEthereum was initial excitingWent from raising interest to actually delivering and things changed a lotAareon ran most of Eth DevVery stressful

Was Ming Chan hard to work with?Came laterEventually delivery of Ethereum was on course.A CEO or COO type role was needed.Eth foundation was not doing much at the time.The plan was to transition EthDev responsibilities to foundationAfter a worldwide search Vitalik chose Ming ChanAeron transitioned out shortly thereafter

Web 3 FoundationDrives the development and deployment of polkadot.Parity is building the rust implementationThe runtime of polkadot is Parity's Substrate.

What is Web 3?Web 3 is different things to different people.To The Web 3 foundation Web 3 is the deentralized web.The Web 3 foundation aims to map out and build the technologies needed.

This seems very blockchain focussedYes, and polkadot is blockchain platformThe blockchain platform part is only part.There needs to be a large number of other components to build the decentralized web

How do you build decentralised messaging and storage?We are leaving that to others like IPFS.Proof of replication is something that people who looked at proof of storafge instead of proof of work overlooked.Whisper and Secure scuttlebutt are interesting optionsCoordination can happen on the blockchain but messaging on the blockchain is a non-starter.

When will all this stuff come together to make ausable platform?We are not yet at a stage of maturity.The technologists building all of this know we are not at the end yet.We started with scriptingMoved to scalability, reputation, messaging & everything else. We are not yet through the checklist.Polkadot takes us 95% of the way to scalabilityThe next one is reputation. No clear solution yet.

Whats the challenge with reputation?Proposals look at the result rather than the approach.Reputation is different in different contexts.There must not be an originator. Reputation must be decentralized.

Gavin WoodFounded EthereumFounded ParityFounded Web 3 FoundationLead of Polkadot.

You are also working on something called Substrate . . .Parity's gift to the blockchain building community.Geared to creating new chains easily.A turbocharger for blockchain development.Moduralized toolkit.PoS mechanisms, DAOs, balances, governance & voting mechanisms.It is as if departments of a nation state. Parity are building the templated for those departments.The biggest advancement is the ability to upgrade itselfBased on WebAssemblyRun as a blockchain engineThe blockchain's code under substrate is compiled into Wasm.

How do you upgrade?There is a state transition function that describes how the ledger changes from one block to another.In the past it only applied to smart contracts and balancesIn Substrate the blockchain stores consensus information and a blob of Wasm code that stores the blockchain protocol.The transition function uses this to determine how transition should occur.The blob can alter everything and the blob itself can be updated.

What is the importance of these kind of systems for defending personal freedom?When the internet began, the user was free. - No man born into chains.This is no longer the case. Today we need to know who, why and how we are being controled or manipulated.We know the who - Corporate interests.The why is more comp;icated - to make more money, but increasingly to capture more data for other purposes - learning, prediction, targeted advertising, memetic feedback loops, political manipulation.

How do you prevent that?Think how are they doing this?It comes down to centralizationThe fewer organisations that are used to access data and the less the individual control, the more they are able to control.We avoid this by reducing our exposure to these central points of control.We live in an economic world. This is fine on an individual level, but bad on a national scale.We need to restrict nexuses of power and make sure that power is transparent.This is what we are trying to engineer with these components of Web 3

Thw Tatiana Show- Kyle Stalzer

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

Wandering around at the Blockland Cleveland event, I came upon this little startup. I am always eager to think of easy ways to onboard crypto people into Bitcoin in a secure way. The guys at Coin Ninja made a wallet that's called Drop Bit. SUPER EASY! I loved it, and all I needed to give them is my phone number. It seems pretty secure too, so listen to the interview and see for yourself! I like the company story, and it worked really well when I tried it. I am eager to see what else will come out of this team! Listen in and see what a local Ohio business is working on, and get a little insight into community there while you're at it. I am really loving how the city realizes the future is in blockchain, plus there's an artsy side as a bonus!

About the Guests:

Throughout his career, Kyle Stalzer has been at the intersection of technology and business in order to help formulate and optimize online strategy for an organization.

He specializes in developing online product strategy based on developing and interpreting quantitative analytic trends and coupling that with qualitative user inputs to help serve and optimize the offering to the end user.

If you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4Gmj

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#272 Jameson Lopp: On Being a Professional Cypherpunk

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

We're joined by Jameson Lopp. Jameson is the CTO of Casa, a company providing key storage solutions. Previously, he was an early engineer at BitGo. However, to most people, he is perhaps known for his Twitter presence and his excellent writing. Over the years, Jameson has written extensively about Bitcoin development, cryptocurrencies, and personal operational security. A self-proclaimed 'œProfessional Cypherpunk,' aligns with the ideas of libertarianism and volunteerism.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Jameson's background and how he learned about BitcoinHis political view before and after discovering cryptoWhat stands out for Bitcoin in 2018His writing on the decentralized nature of Bitcoin Core developmentHis views on how Bitcoin compares to Ethereum on the topic of development controlHis thoughts on the Lightning Network and smart contracts on top of BitcoinJameson's approach to personal operational securityThe tradeoffs of having air-tight personal OpSecCasa and its vault offering

Links mentioned in this episode:

Jameson Lopp's websiteJameson Lopp's Bitcoin ResourcesCRYPTO 101 interview with Jameson LoppBitcoin Full Validation Sync Performance (article)Reflections Upon a SWATting (article)Bitcoin By the Numbers: 2018 Recap (article)Who Controls Bitcoin Core? (article)Professional Cypherpunk Jameson Lopp on the Lightning Network (article)Decentralized Summit 2019

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What Bitcoin Did #68 The Essence of Bitcoin With Peter Todd

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

'œAnyone who understands economics and finance and how markets work will be a maximalist because it is more efficient to have one currency than a bunch of ones.'

'" Peter Todd

Interview location: Las Vegas

Interview date: Saturday 26th Jan, 2018

Company: Freelance

Role: Applied Cryptography Consultant

There were many attempts at creating a digital currency before Bitcoin, all failing for different reasons. Bitcoin brought together a number of ideas to solve the double spending which has enabled it to flourish for over a decade.

Peter Todd is one of a select few who can think about and understand Bitcoin at such a level that they can hold influence over ideas for its evolution.

I managed to get the chance to sit down with Peter at Tone Vays Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas and discuss the history of Bitcoin, why it worked when other digital currencies failed. We also discuss other relevant topics in the world of Bitcoin including scaling, Lightning and Fungibility but we also consider why other projects are scams and should not be trusted.

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The Blockcrunch - How Should We Govern Blockchains? - Ryan Zurrer (Web3 Foundation)

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Ryan Zurrer, Director of the Web3 Foundation and former Principal at Polychain Capital, joins us in discussing one of the most important questions in crypto: how should we govern blockchains?

We touch on:

How should blockchains be governed?‚

What are the different models of governance?

How do we prevent plutocracies?

How does Polkadot further the governance debate?

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Hosted by Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

Intro music by Phortissimo.

Outro music by Garreth Chan.

Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

The Crypto Show At TNABC 2nd Hr Greg Magershak, Jason Page, Josh Sigurdson, Wendy-O, Jeff Veir, Charlie Urdman And Paul Puey

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

This is the 2nd hr of our live radio broadcast in Miami from The North American Bitcoin Conference. We have a whole herd of guest's cycle through the show starting with Greg Magershak and Jason Page of Intercoin talking about their project. Then Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media and WendyO of I guess WendyO take the mics to discuss independent media. Third segment Jeffrey Veir and Charlie Urdman from Ideas By Nature share the latest with their project. Finally we close with our favorite wallet Czar Paul Puey sharing the big news about the EOS integration to Edge that Chuck from The Crypto Show actually helped develop. All in all it was a great event and we had blast with this broadcast.

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #386 Decentralized Identify and Granular Identifiers

Jan 27, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopolous, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine are joined by Daniel Buchner for a wide ranging conversation on granular, distributed identifiers, how you'll use them and why they matter more than you'd think.

Links from the episode:

https://identity.foundation

https://github.com/decentralized-identity

W3C Credentials Community Group (https://www.w3.org/community/credentials/)

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This episode was edited by Dave, and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, John Barrett & Lij Shaw

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What Bitcoin Did #67 Bitcoin Is Free Speech Money With Gab's Andrew Torba

Jan 25, 2019

Description:

'œThe first amendment is not there to protect popular speech, it is there to protect unpopular speech.'

'" Andrew Torba

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 17th Jan, 2018

Company: Gab.com

Role: CEO

The Silk Road remains one of the most important Bitcoin projects. The website provided a clear use case for Bitcoin, allowing for the buying and selling of goods outside of government regulations.

Outside of price speculation and trading, there are currently few projects which utilise the full potential within the design of Bitcoin: censorship resistant money. Gab.com is a site which is not only making use of Bitcoin in this way, but it has to for survival.

In the divisive world of free speech, Gab.com has created a platform which does not censor views, opinions and content which some people find tasteless, hateful and/or offensive. Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab believes that this is an essential right in a world where social media giants can control what content is and isn't allowed.

There are many examples of censorship across these platforms, from Google restricting search results to Alex Jones universal removal from almost every social media and content platform. Whatever you think of Alex Jones, whether you find his views and opinions offensive, censorship across these platforms and the role that social media companies play in determining what content is permissible is a hotly debated subject.

I invited Andrew onto the podcast to discuss free speech, censorship and understand how the company has been affected by their own deplatforming experiences. We also discuss how Gab.com is using Bitcoin to fund their business and thus why Bitcoin is free speech money.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 167 Obreahny O'Brien

Jan 24, 2019

Description:

Pitching blockchain to enterprise clients isn't easy. There are a lot of other considerations, and it can certainly be intimidating. Luckily we are joined by Obreahny O'Brien, CEO of the Lenox Group and former product lead for Ernst and Young in their blockchain strategy group who has written a book called Blockchain for CEOs : Ten Presentations to America's Top Boardrooms teaching the rest of us what is the best way to approach this. It's a little tricky, but Obreahny has made it simple in her book and in her breakdown on the Tatiana Show. Give it a listen, and learn how you can be more prepared to face the big companies you may need for your product.

About the Guests:

Obreahny is the CEO of Lenox Group - a New York City based fintech focused on developing blockchain technology and artificial intelligence products for companies and government agencies.

Prior to Lenox Group, Obreahny was the founding member and product lead for Ernst and Young's blockchain strategy group servicing large financial institutions. She developed Ernst and Young's capital raising token service offerings across a broad range of disciplines including: strategic planning; tax structuring; token ecosystem; and business model support.

In 2014, Obreahny co-developed EarlyTemple.com, which was the first smart contracts platform that interacted with the Bitcoin multi-sig protocol.

Prior to her work in the technology sector, Obreahny gathered over 8 years of transaction advisory experience for bulge bracket private equity clients at KPMG.

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#271 Martin Koppelmann & Matan Field: How the dxDAO could become the world's largest organization

Jan 24, 2019

Description:

The concept of DAOs has been captivating to many in the crypto space for years. When 'œThe DAO' was created in 2016, in the few weeks of its existence and despite obvious flaws, it gather tremendous momentum and amassed 14% of the entire ether supply. Since then the technology has matured and Martin and Matan argue that the time for DAOs has finally arrived.

We were joined by DAOstack Founder Matan Field and Gnosis Founder Martin Kƒppelmann. We talked about the decentralized exchange protocol DutchX. We also talked about how the two projects together created the dxDAO, which will manage the DutchX protocol, but could go onto its own path. A path that could even lead to being the DAO for all of DeFi.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The unifying vision behind the various Gnosis projectsWhy Gnosis decided to build decentralized exchange protocol DutchXDutchX's usage of batch auctions to provide good prices and liquidity for any marketIncentivizing market makers with the Magnolia tokenWhy the DutchX needs a DAOThe role of Reputation in the dxDAOHow Reputation will be distributedWhy DAOs unlike companies could become more efficient as they growHow the dxDAO could become the biggest organization on earth in the next 10 yearsHow one can get involved in the dxDAO

Links mentioned in this episode:

dxDAO WebsiteJoint AMA: Martin Kƒppelmann & Matan Field - dxDAODAOtalk.orgIntroducing the dxDAOA brief discussion of the protocol governing the dxDAOThe DutchX as an Open Protocol

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Technology & Choice #44, How Decentralized is the Wind? with Jim McCanney

Jan 23, 2019

Description:

We last talked with Jim McCanney back in March 2018 when he had recently been selected as one of five international finalists in the Water Abundance Xprize. In this episode we follow up to find out what happened.

In addition to that we do a good coverage of the technologies he's developed to efficiently extract water from the air and, more importantly, how to power the process with his Wing Generator, his game-changing development in using the wind to generate power for any (and almost all) uses. If you are not familiar with his Wing Generator Project, I guarantee that you have seen nothing quite like this. It's brilliant, and when you get the picture you're certain to agree.

Then the question is, What are we going to do about it?

If you are interested in pursuing one of the approaches we discuss, contact Jim at his website below, or contact your host at simpleton@safecrossroads.net

Music

Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

Links

TC 30 -- Previous episode with Jim McCanney

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Wing Generator and Water Generator video See the Wing Generator in action.

What Bitcoin Did #66 The Builders Case for Ethereum with Scott Lewis and Bryant Eisenbach

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

'œEthereum is 10 - 100 times more complicated than what Bitcoin is. There are certain situations where more complexity is justified.'

'" Bryant Eisenbach

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 15th Jan, 2018

Company: Scott - Settle, Bryant - GunClear

When Tuur Demeester released his Tweetstorm breaking down the issues he has with Ethereum; the community was quick to respond. While many appreciated the effort Tuur had made to raise critical issues, some from the Ethereum community were critical of his points.

Two people who directly responded and which Tuur shared on Twitter were Scott Lewis from Settle and Bryant Eisenbach from GunClear.

Following Tuur's appearance on my podcast discussing his Tweetstorm, I invited both Scott and Bryant onto the podcast to offer a response to Tuur's points and also discuss other vital topics relating to Ethereum.

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The Blockcrunch - $52M Later, Where is Kyber Network Today?

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

Decentralized exchanges have a problem‚with liquidity.

Kyber Network, a Singaporean based on-chain liquidity project, raised ~$50M in their ICO to tackle this with a unique model.

Where are they today?

Are people using them?

I caught up with Anton Buenavista, senior developer at Kyber, to find out:

Kyber's unique approach to managing liquidityHow Kyber compares to 0x and other dex projects‚Where value accrues at the dex layerWhat is on Kyber's roadmapNot finance advice. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

The Crypto Show's 300th Episode On LTB Live From TNABC In Miami Featuring Sasha Hodder, Phillip Potter, Perry Woodin And Paul Banker

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

For our 300th episode on the LTB Network, With over 400 under our belt. This is the 1st hour of our live broadcast on 880 Am WZAB in Miami at The North American Bitcoin Conference. Featuring Sasha Hodder Crypto Attorney, Phillip Potter of Swarm.Fund and Perry Woodin & Paul Banker of Sovos and Node 40 a joint effort.

Distributed Dialogues EP #14 - A Quiet Crisis

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

"Let's imagine that it was a war and those bodies were coming home in flag draped coffins at the Dover Air Force Base, we'd tear down the walls of Congress to get something done, right? Instead we allow people to die quietly in their bedrooms, in their basements, in cars, or in parking lots."

'" Tori Adams

On average, 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. How did it get this bad? In this episode, the guys break down the opioid epidemic and what role blockchain technology might play in the fight against it.‚

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #385 Consensus Concrete

Jan 20, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopolous, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine answer listener questions with a big focus on Code is Law vs. Political decision-making.

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.

This episode was edited by Dave, and featured music by Jared Rubens.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 166 Chris Karabats and Lily & John of Anarchaforko

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

On this episode, we hear from the organizers of the Anarchaforko, Lily Forestor and John Galton. This unique conference is taking place in Acapulco, Mexico on February 22-24 and aiming to offer the attendees the chance to create their own experience. Use my code: Tatiana to receive a 15% off discount on https://anarchaforko.com/tickets/ Then we get the inside scoop from Chris Karabats of SmartCash who is supporting my performance at Anarchaforko and making it all possible. SmartCash has been supporting a lot of amazing content creators in the space, especially those with a voice advocating freedom, so I was really interested to learn what makes this project special. Tune in, and hear for yourself!

About the Guests:

Chris "Zaphoid" Karabats joined SmartCash as part of the support hive in early 2018 after leaving a 12 year career in IT. Chris purchased his first Bitcoin in 2013 and has been enthusiastic about how sound money cryptocurrency can help usher in the next renaissance of human development sence. He believes SmartCash is a strong player in the crypto as money space, and it's strong focus on adoption and usage as a currency backed by sound economic principles, self funding, and decentralized governance sets it apart.

Lily Forester and John Galton are the organizers of Anarchaforko which is the original fork of Anarchapulco intended to decentralize the conference structure and return the anarchists to Acapulco Bay. Our DIY conference structure is intended to promote a free market of goods, services and ideas all in the dynamic coastal city that is Acapulco, Mexico. Our main events will be February 17, 22-24 at Hotel Copacabana with several weeks of other events throughout the bay.


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What Bitcoin Did #65 Why Altcoins Are a Bad Investment With Tone Vays

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

'œIf you are intending to be around for the next 5 or 10 years, you need to really think about what you are going to say.'

'" Tone Vays

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 11th Jan, 2018

Role: Bitcoin/Blockchain Researcher, Consultant Content Creator & Derivatives Trader

Trading is hard, and crypto trading is even harder. There are significant disagreements around the value of all cryptocurrencies, especially altcoins. While maximalists believe that Bitcoin is a valid long-term investment in sound money, they also think that all altcoins and tokens are worthless.

Tone Vays does not believe in trading altcoins as he thinks they are not viable long-term, as such you are only trading hype and market cycles. Tone also believes many of these altcoins and tokens are scams, where the creators have printed money.

In this interview, I talk about trading with Tone, why he only trades Bitcoin and the skills which new traders need to master. We also discuss his upcoming conference, Unconfiscatable, why he is putting it on and why Bitcoin only conferences are essential.

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The Blockcrunch - Tokenizing the World with Blockchain featuring Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano

Jan 16, 2019

Description:

We chat with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets, a blockchain-centric subsidiary of investment firm Morgan Creek Capital.

Follow host Jason Choi on Twitter @MrJasonChoi

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Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

SAFE Crossroads #50, Native Android Development for SAFE, with Lionel Faber

Jan 16, 2019

Description:

As the various parts of SAFE Network development come together, facility for mobile access to and use of the network becomes a greater priority. Most individuals now use mobile devices for a large part, if not all, of their internet access.

Our guest is Lionel Faber, a front-end developer with MaidSafe's remote office in Chennai, India.

We talk about mobile development for SAFE in general and the new developer tools for native Android apps in particular. The SAFE Network offers something unique: the opportunity to make truly decentralized apps that interact directly with the network rather than requiring for servers to be maintained.

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

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Forum post: Release of Platform Development for Android

The Crypto Show: John McAfee & Lyn Ulbricht #TaxationIsTheft

Jan 16, 2019

Description:

Today we have John McAfee joining in to discuss his recent statements about not paying his taxes for 8 yrs. and counting. #TaxationIsTheft Lyn Ulbricht joins in as guest host for the day as we cover several topics including Grand Jury's, Intellectual Property, privacy coins and more.

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#270 : Looking Back on 5 Years of Epicenter

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Epicenter turned 5 years old this month '" that's a long time in the blockchain space! When the podcast began in January 2014, the entire ecosystem was made up of only Bitcoin and a handful of altcoins. Soon after, the Ethereum white paper was published which ushered in a new era of crypto assets and decentralized applications. Since then, we have released 270 episodes and interviewed some of the leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, and engineers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Needless to say, we have learned a lot about the blockchain industry, but also what it takes to run a successful podcast in this space.

This week, we look back on the early days of Epicenter and how the podcast has evolved over the years. We also answer your questions in our first ever AMA. Finally, we take stock of 2018 and the trends that marked this past year.

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The Blockcrunch - VCs Take On Decentralized Finance With Marc Weinstein & Roy Lerner of Wave Financial

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Projects like MakerDao, dYdX and Dharma are creating a future of decentralized finance. Beyond the ideology and tech - how likely is "DeFi" to succeed?

Marc Weinstein and Roy Lerner - investors from Wavemaker Partners, a VC fund with over $265M in AUM - to discuss:

An honest critique of DeFi todayHow DeFi may be recreate the same problems we have in our legacy financial systemWhat institutions think of DeFi projects‚Not finance advice. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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What Bitcoin Did #64 Defending Bitcoin With John Carvalho

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

'œShitcoins are called shitcoins because they are shit compared to Bitcoin.'

'" John Carvalho

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 2nd Jan, 2018

Company: Bitrefil

The Bitcoin protocol is now over 10 years old and in that time Bitcoin has been attacked on numerous fronts:

Government crackdowns

Mt Gox collapse and breakdown of investor confidence

The closing of the Silk Road

Blockchain, not Bitcoin narrative

S2X attempted corporate takeover

High profile forks such as Bitcoin Cash

The success of Bitcoin for early investors has triggered the greed in others to attempt to replicate its success or find a use for the blockchain. Also, the inherent features of Bitcoin such as censorship resistance and pseudo-anonymity are a perceived threat to governments.

Bitcoin's survival is in part down to the dedicated army of those who feel a need to defend it, whether it is developers conscious efforts to ensure the protocol is free from bugs to voices who stand up and fight when individuals and groups try and exert too much control over the future of Bitcoin.

One such person is John Carvalho, an often harsh voice in the world of Bitcoin. During the scaling debate, John was a regular on the mailing list discussions standing up for Bitcoin and pointing out the wrongs of those attempting to take control of the protocol.

In this interview, I discuss with John why he feels the need to defend Bitcoin, the different types of attacks and why most people should not be trading.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #13 - Supply Chains and Counterfeit Drugs

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

"A medicine you get in the US is not a medicine manufactured in the US, it's actually many components of a very diverse supply chain that includes many different countries, many different actors, and because of that, there's opportunities to infiltrate the supply chain."

'" Dr. Tim Mackey

Counterfeit drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain are a serious issue, with 1 in 10 medical products in lower or middle income countries being counterfeit. In this episode, we explore how blockchain technology can help fight, or at least reduce, the amount of counterfeit drugs making their way to consumers. Special guest include pharma supply chain experts Dr. Tim Mackey of UC San Diego and Susanne Summerville of Chronicled.‚

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 165 Tom Woods

Jan 12, 2019

Description:

On this week's episode, we bring back Tom Woods for a bit of history, free market solutions, and the latest news on the Contra Krugman cruise to Alaska in 2019 (use code Tatiana and get a free download of one of my albums). The last one was a lot of fun, but Alaska is a once in a lifetime kind of place to visit, so I know I will be there! Tom has a free E-book called "Our Enemy, the Fed" that we talked about, which was especially cool since when I learned about the Fed back in 2011, that is when I "woke up". I wish more people would learn about the terrible impact that central bank has had on the world! He's really one of my favorite guests, and certainly one of the most knowledgeable. Tune in, learn something, and have a few laughs!

About the Guests:

Tom Woods is the author of 12 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown (a free-market treatment of the financial crisis, with a foreword by Ron Paul) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. For more books, click here: http://www.tomwoods.com/books.

Woods is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and host of the weekday Tom Woods Show.

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What Bitcoin Did #63 Crypto Journalism With The Block's Mike Dudas

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

'œThese types of markets attract the worst types of people.'

'" Mike Dudas

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 18th Dec, 2018

Company: The Block

Role: Founder & CEO

Crypto journalism has a questionable past, from mainstream media misreporting on Bitcoin with sensationalist headlines to crypto specific publications exposed as accepting payment for positive stories.

With so many people losing money to scams and poor projects, it is often difficult to find the truth behind some crypto projects. The Block has changed the game with their no-nonsense, hard-hitting reporting and in-depth analysis.

In this interview, I talk with their founder and CEO, Mike Dudas. We discuss how The Block came to be, their strategy for growth, future monetization, conflict of interests in crypto media and we also talk about personal mental health issues.

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The Crypto Show: Dr Ron Paul & Lyn Ulbricht, Crypto & Competing Currencies

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

Today Dr Ron Paul joins us to talk about Crypto and Competing Currencies as well as Syria, The Fed and much more.Lyn Ulbricht also sits in with us to talk about criminal justice reform and the latest with her battle for Ross.

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Technology & Choice #43, High-Tech, Low-Tech, Some-Tech, No-Tech

Jan 10, 2019

Description:

John and Robert probe questions regarding the level of technology appropriate to different situations, and we try to isolate some touchstones for selecting the right type, level and amount technology to employ.

As fodder we talk a lot about Robert's different situations as simple farmer on the one hand, and as a writer, publisher and internet marketer on the other.

We'd really like the input from the listeners on what you think about and how you find the balance. Email at simpleton@safecrossroads.net.

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What Bitcoin Did #62 2019 Bitcoin Predictions With Matt Odell and Neil Woodfine

Jan 8, 2019

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'œI do not believe altcoins are a threat to Bitcoin, they are a threat to individuals who speculate on them.'

'" Matt Odell

'œIt is not a cryptocurrency industry, it is a Bitcoin industry.'

'" Neil Woodfine

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 2nd Jan, 2019

Matt Odell: Co-host of Rabbit Hole Recap podcast

Neil Woodfine: Marketing Director at Blockstream

2018 was quite the year for the cryptocurrency space, a space which many maximalists do not even believe should include Bitcoin. There is a growing voice of 'œBitcoin, not crypto', where Bitcoiners are creating a divide between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as they believe that Bitcoin is different and should not be tarnished with the bad publicity regarding many of the other projects.

While Bitcoin prices have also dropped, there was a considerable amount of good news in 2018: from the rise of institutional products and the growth of the Lightning Network.

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Maximalists Matt Odell from Rabbit Hole Recap and Neil Woodfine from Blockstream. We discuss what we would like to see for Bitcoin in 2019, challenges Bitcoin companies face and Bitcoin education.

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#269 Joseph Lubin: Consensys - The Distributed Incubator which Jumpstarted the Ethereum Ecosystem

Jan 8, 2019

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We're joined by Joseph Lubin, Founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Joseph founded ConsenSys as an Ethereum development studio on the heels of the Ethereum crowd sale in 2014. The company has since grown to a distributed organization of over 1,000 people. Over 50 companies and projects have emerged from ConsenSys, including Metamask, uPort, Gnosis, and GitCoin, to name only a few. Today, the company continues to invest in growing the Ethereum ecosystem by funding projects, and through consulting services for companies and institutions.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Joseph's background working as a technologist in the financial industryHow he discovered Bitcoin in 2011What lead Joseph to meet Vitalik Buterin and the founding Ethereum teamHow he founded ConsenSys and the company's visionThe company's impressive growth and outputThe recent round of layoffs at ConsenSysHow he thinks blockchain can change the world for the betterHis advice to companies feeling the pressure of the current bear marketJoseph visiton for the future of ConsenSys and Ethereum

Links mentioned in this episode:

ConsenSys websiteThe Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust (The New Yorker)The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum (WIRED)ConsenSys Monthly Report '" November 2018A Prehistory of the Ethereum ProtocolJoseph Lubin on Twitter

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The Blockcrunch - How Institutional Investors Research Crypto Featuring Tom Shaughnessy

Jan 7, 2019

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Hosted by crypto researcher Jason Choi, The Blockcrunch is a podcast targeting investors, builders, and people who are interested in pursuing a career in the crypto space.

Currently, many existing podcasts in the blockchain space are recorded conversations lasting 50'"90 minutes, which far exceed the length of the average work commute. For Blockcrunch, we decided to capture the most important ideas championed by prominent founders and investors within 20 minutes, targeting busier people on crunch time (pun intended).

Each episode will focus on one theme specific to the interviewee's expertise, which include:

What are the best ways to grow the blockchain ecosystem (ICOs, venture capital, index funds, or startup accelerators)?What are some frameworks we can use in evaluating the value of cryptoassets?What are the challenges in scaling decentralized exchanges, and are they the future?How can we leverage blockchain as a way to achieve financial inclusion and social impact?

Experienced venture capitalists, fund managers, accelerator operators, as well as blockchain builders will be answering these questions on the podcast.

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The Crypto Show Ray Youssef Paxful

Jan 5, 2019

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Ray Yousef CEO of Paxful.com joins the show to discuss the history of Paxful.com and where it's going. With it's rapid growth in Africa and other economically depressed nations recently including Venezuela and Turkey Paxful hopes to be the low tech on ramp for bitcoin in area's where bitcoin is not understood. With the learning curve of using bitcoin being it's biggest barrier to mass adoption I'd say thats a good thing.

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Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin

Jan 4, 2019

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A little late to post, but here it is:

Lyrics by John Barrett
Copyright 2018 RJM Publishing '" BMI Nashville
[To the tune of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas]

Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin
Let your heart be light
And in time the value will be out of sight

Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin

Make your Yuletide cool
Those who hesitate will be the only fools
Here we are with the markets down
Don't you wear a frown my friend
For in time yes it's coming soon
We'll go to the Moon again

Through the years we've hodled and we've traded
Kept our dream somehow
Here's to all developers you should be proud

So Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin now.

Merry Christmas Crypto Community!
From John & Max

What Bitcoin Did #61 Tuur Demeester's Bearish Case for Ethereum

Jan 4, 2019

Description:

'œWith Ethereum there is a culture of recklessness and not keeping to promises.'

'" Tuur Demeester

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 30th Dec, 2018

Company: Adamant Capital

Role: Founder/CEO

What is Ethereum? Is it money? Is it a platform for building decentralized applications? Is it a world computer? Is it all of this?

The bull run of 2017 was kind to Ethereum, ICO mania led to the issuance of countless tokens, and the price rose from $9 to nearly $1,500 in January of '˜18. But there are dark shadows over Ethereum: scammers have exploited the platform, unregistered securities have been issued, and the promise of a new wave of decentralized applications has not materialized, either project have not shipped or proven to have little to no demand.

Further, the DAO hack placed many questions over the immutability of the Ethereum blockchain, hundreds of millions of dollars in value was frozen with the Parity multi-sig hack and there are serious questions over whether it is decentralized, whether it can scale and the implementation of proof of stake.

Bitcoin itself has faced many challenges and criticisms, so is it right to directly challenge the direction Ethereum is taking and the community or does it deserve patience and time to deliver an alternative to Bitcoin?

In this interview, I talk to Tuur Demeester about his recent Tweetstorm breaking down why he is so against Ethereum. We discuss the culture of the developer community, reckless approaches to security, risks for investors and the challenges Ethereum faces with scaling and moving to proof of stake.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 164 Jon Demko

Jan 2, 2019

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Cleveland, Ohio is on fire. That's right, I said it! What an incredible scene for Blockchain. I have always been curious about mining, but as it's highly technical, I haven't really felt comfortable discussing it. However, everyone wants to know how they can essentially print money with a little machine. I didn't know the history of Coin Miner, but Jon was kind enough to fill me in. He also gave me a good overview of options available to the average enthusiast, but also for the more industrial users. Pretty neat stuff, and I hope you agree! Shout out to our friends at the Blockland Cleveland event!

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Jon Demko started his career as a Corp Chef operating an array of restaurants around the Eastern United States. Moving on from there he came to help open MOGS (www.mogs.com) with his current partner Hayden Gill at Coin Miner back in 2004. MOGS was one of the largest supplier of digital assets in the mmorpg gaming world and is still alive and thriving to this day, making it the oldest website still servicing MMORGP customers to date. After helping open and grow MOGS Jon moved onto the National Food Distribution world with GFS. GFS (Gordon Food Service) is the largest broadline food distributor in the world. Jon spent 10 great successful years at GFS and also seeded and opened Coin MIner with current partner Hayden Gill in late 2012. After moving on from GFS in 2015, Jon accepted a role as Director of New Business for a Global Foodservice Equipment provider until October of 2017 when he as his partner went full force together to grow Coin Miner to Global mining and sales operation it is today.

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Technology & Choice #42, Writing Challenge Wrap-up, with Robert Worstell

Jan 2, 2019

Description:

Our regular guest/co-host, Robert Worstell, and I talk about the year-long project he just completed to train himself in fiction writing, and documenting the process for others who are interested in writing, especially professionally.

We go over what he set out to do, what he did, his statistics, and what he learned. There is so much here that is applicable to learning any subject or technology professionally that it is useful to anyone.

Enjoy.

See the notes below for some free material from Robert, especially for listeners, as well a links to a distillation of the important lessons he learned in the process of doing his project.

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9 Key Lessons From A Year of Pulp System Fiction Writing

Fiction Books by Robert C. Worstell - under pen names

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Is the Content Inc. Model a Good Fit for Author-Publishers?

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Previous Technology & Choice episodes with Robert Worstell

TC 36 - Creator and Created, a Converstation

TC 34 - On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell

TC 1 - Virtual Reality

TC 2 - Revenge of the Social Media Zombies

TC 3 - The Resounding Duh!

TC 4 - A Talk with Paul Rosenburg

TC 5 - Scam Tech 101

TC 7 - Some Loose Ends

TC 12 - Influence Says It All

#268 Andy Bromberg: CoinList - Capital Formation for the Crypto Industry

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

When token sales and ICOs took off in 2017, most projects chose to push ahead despite large regulatory risks. One of the few that went the other direction and put compliance first was CoinList. The platform made its debut by running the massive Filecoin token sales in which $205m was raised from accredited investors. CoinList also played a major role in popularizing the SAFT and creating tools to efficiently and legally raise in the US.

We were joined by CoinList President and Co-founder Andy Bromberg to discuss the history of CoinList, token sales, securities regulation and the potential of security tokens.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Andy became interested in Bitcoin and co-founded the Stanford Bitcoin ClubThe Filecoin token sale and CoinList's genesis storyCoinList's due diligence for listing projectsWhy they created a whitelabel token sale offeringThe regulatory framework under which CoinList token sales take placeThe logic behind the SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens)How a token could transition from security to non-securityThe recent SEC crackdown on projects that did ICOsCoinList's stance on security tokens

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CoinList WebsiteIntroducing CoinListThe Current State of Initial Coin OfferingsIntroducing Airdrops by CoinListThe SEC reiterates their stance on cryptoAndy Bromberg on Twitter

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What Bitcoin Did #60 2019 Crypto Resolutions With Meltem Demirors

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

'œWe all got caught up in this hype, we all got caught up in believing things we knew were untrue.'

'" Meltem Demirors

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 30th Dec, 2018

Company: CoinShares

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

As we enter a new year and reflect on 2018, it is essential to learn from any mistakes we have made. The 2018 Crypto bear market has hit many hard, from trading losses to layoffs at Bitmain and Consensys to the closing of GigaWatt, the contraction in the market has been painful.

Crypto and Bitcoin still offer so much opportunity and the survivors of the bear market continue building and continue learning. So what next? What will happen to all these protocols and crypto startups? Almost certainly, the ICO mania is over, and now we need to enter the phase of value creation.

In this interview I talk to Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Office at CoinShares. We discuss what happened in 2018, the lessons we should all learn and look forward to 2019, setting out our hopes, wishes and personal resolutions.

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The Crypto Show Jeff Berwick Stock Market Swings & TDV Summit

Jan 1, 2019

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Jeff Berwick joins us from Acapulco to discuss the latest trends with the stock market, Fed interest rates, TDV Summit, and much more. Be sure to check out Anarchapulco.com and use the coupon code: cryptoThis year the line up is pretty incredible

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The Tatiana Show Ep.162 Oliver Gale

Dec 28, 2018

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People often talk about potential uses of cryptocurrency to help the underbanked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but what about the Caribbean? Back during Consensus, I met with Oliver and was fascinated by his work in Barbados and other islands. There are some unique opportunities specific to the region that offer real world utility and even a stable coin! Are you as intrigued as I was? Tune into this episode of the Tatiana Show and learn more about the innovation at Bitt and the work they are doing in partnership with the local central banks and the government. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, one has to applaud the forward thinking policies that can give a competitive edge to some of the smaller countries in the world stage.

As a bonus, here is a cool music video by Oliver, really fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QIjz4k-8vI

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Founder ofBitt.comandBaseTwo.com,Oliveris a global advocate on digital fiat currency and distributed ledger technology, a serial entrepreneur, and in his free time an award winning recording artist.

Championing educational and policy making discussions at the United Nations, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Commonwealth Secretariat, Caribbean Development Bank, MIT, Columbia University, as well as numerous central bank forums and stages around the world, Oliver is a leader in the field of central bank digital currency and the development of DLT in the Caribbean. He is a member of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI), a Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation project launched in collaboration with the World Bank and UN to set global policy frameworks for digital currency.

In 2017 Oliver ventured seed stage project incubation and digital asset management, founding BaseTwo.com, whose portfolio includes PayMachine.io, Apereum.com and BaseTwo.Capital. Oliver previously founded CaribHash and Cryptocurrency Capital Management, respectively the Caribbean's first industrial cryptocurrency mining and private digital asset investment group. A University of Bristol alumni from the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Oliver is a seasoned crypto investor.
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What Bitcoin Did #59 What Bitcoin Did in 2018 with Marty Bent

Dec 28, 2018

Description:

'œA world of a thousand tokens is not as strong as a world with one token.'

'" Marty Bent

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 23rd Dec, 2018

Company: Tales From the Crypt Podcast

Role: Host

What a year 2018 has been. The bear market has taken its toll on many: traders have lost money, companies such as Bitmain and Consensys are looking at significant layoffs, and the steep decline has provided the mainstream media with ammo to attack crypto.

Still, we may look back on the 2018 bear market as a good thing. Without a doubt, the majority of the crypto industry has been plagued with scams, poor projects and ideas which have raised vast sums of money and shipped little. Certain naysayers have been proven right with their criticism of Crypto, and sadly, these criticisms attack the category which includes Bitcoin.

As companies and projects close, teams face layoffs and investors lick their wounds; Bitcoin has continued to go from strength to strength. Despite the recent fall in hash rate, in 2018 it has doubled, Lightning Network continues to expand, and the user experience on wallets improves. Further, Wall Street adoption is happening, ICE is launching Bakkt in January and The SEC continues to make positive statements for a Bitcoin ETF.

In this interview, I review the year with Marty Bent: we discuss the bear market, what has been happening at Coinbase, the growth of stablecoins and what has happened for Bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show: Joshua Scigala, Peter Kroll, Pamela Morgan And Guillermo Goncalvez At LaBitConf Santiago Chile

Dec 27, 2018

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While at LaBitConf in Santiago Chile I caught up with 4 of the speakers for the conference to discuss a whole host of issues in the crypto space today. Joshua Scigala of VaultOro discusses the latest in gold and silver meets crypto exchange.Then Peter Kroll creator of BitAddress.org the first off-line storage for Bitcoin discusses that project and his thoughts on much more in the crypto space.Pamela Morgan joins us next to talk about her book Crypto Assets Inheritance Planning and the importance of proper key management.Finally we wrap up with Guillermo Goncalvez of a new Venezuelan crypto exchange called Eldorado. We also discuss alot of the other issues with the Venezuelan economy and politics.

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#267 Nadav Hollander: Dharma -- A protocol for tokenized debt

Dec 25, 2018

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Lending is one core pillar of the economy, enabling one person or company to be entrepreneurial with someone else's capital. However, in the traditional banking system processes in lending are often opaque and the barrier to entry into this market is high. The emergence of easy to use Decentralized Finance is one of the hallmarks of 2018: To date, DeFi has brought us crypto-collateralized stable coins, decentralized exchanges, tokenized credit default swaps, trustless derivatives, and decentralized margin lending.

We're joined Nadav Hollander, co-founder and president of Dharma. Dharma is a decentralized protocol for credit products which connects debtors with creditors through a transparent mechanism. The protocol itself is agnostic towards the collateral and terms used, however, the team recently introduced a crypto-collateralized margin lending application running on top of the Dharma protocol, Dharma Lever.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Nadav's background and how he became interested in both blockchain technology and debtThe vision behind distributed lendingThe mechanics of the Dharma protocolThe role of underwriters in the Dharma protocolDharma lever, an application for margin lending on the Dharma protocolDharma's business modelThe future of decentralized finance

Links mentioned in this episode:

DharmaDharma LeverIntroducing Dharma Lever (article)Request For Blockchain Lending Startups (article)Current and Future Approaches to Unsecured Lending in Dharma Protocol (article)Dharma protocol: Debt & Liquidity for ETH (video)

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #384 Keys, Complexity and Community

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Trace Mayer to discuss the nascent #ProofofKeys movement. Later, the hosts answer listener questions.

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This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin, and featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats.

Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com, we'll see you next time and Merry Christmas.

The Crypto Show: Collin Cantrell, Rob Viglione And Rod Rambrissi

Dec 22, 2018

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Today's show is a collection of interviews from Oslo Norway and Santiago Chile. First up is Collin Cantrell of Nexus Earth discussing the BCH fork drama and the latest with Nexus roll out of Tritium their smart contract solution to ethereum. Next up is Rob Viglione with Horizen to talk about there re-brand from ZenCash as well as their Super Node service. Finally we wrap up with Rod Rambrissi of Dash Brazil about his documentary he shot in Venezuela about the boom of crypto use by Venezuelans with a focus on Dash. Rod was invited to Venezuela by Eugenia Alcala of Dash Venezula for a tour of their success thus far.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 161 Bob Murphy

Dec 22, 2018

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Ah, the frustrations of economics and new crypto folks. Look, I love when eager people get into the space, but I can't help but get a bit upset when they don't have the critical understanding of economic underpinnings needed behind their suggestions to help the world.

This is the difference between most well intentioned folks who end up with Venezuela, and the enlightened ones (kidding) that have studied a bit of Mises or Rothbard. So in this episode, I have to bring out the big guns. Bob Murphy, economist, karaoke king, and of course, a good friend that knows how to explain boring stuff in a fun way! Want to learn why OG crypto enthusiasts make a face when talking about the Fed or the Great Depression? Check out this episode!

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Robert Murphyis a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute.

Dr. Murphy earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Hillsdale College, a visiting scholar at New York University, a research analyst at Laffer Associates, and a senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute.

He is currently Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, where he writes a frequent column on the economics of climate change. Dr. Murphy also serves as a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, a senior fellow with the Mises Institute, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

He has authored numerous scholarly articles and energy policy studies, over 100 popular publications for lay audiences, and multiple books. His most recent book isChoice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action(Independent Institute, 2015).

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What Bitcoin Did #58 Trace Mayer On Why You Must Own Your Bitcoin Private Keys

Dec 21, 2018

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'œBitcoin is for all of humanity, it is the greatest technical innovation when it comes to sound money.'

'" Trace Mayer

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 17th Dec, 2018

Company: Premier Ark LLC

Role: Manager

Own your private keys! OWN YOUR PRIVATE KEYS!

How many times are people told to make sure they own their private keys and not risk holding their Bitcoin on an exchange but they still do? Bitcoin offers people the chance of financial self-sovereignty but yet too many leave their Bitcoin on an exchange, exposing themselves to the risk of hacks, confiscation and exit scams.

Trace Mayer is attacking this problem head-on with his campaign Proof of Keys, where he is encouraging everyone to take their Bitcoin off-exchange on January 3rd, the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Bitcoin protocol.

Trace rightly points out that there are many new entrants to Bitcoin who aren't aware of what happened with Mt. Gox as well as the other countless exchange hacks. In this interview, we discuss the campaign, but we also discuss why Bitcoin is important, Austrian Economics and The 7 Network Effects of Bitcoin.

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The Third Web #13 - Consensus Primer with Aparna Krishnan

Dec 20, 2018

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Aparna Krishnan is head of education at Blockchain at Berkeley and co-founder of Mechanism Labs, an open source blockchain research lab. Earlier this year, Aparna was awarded a scholarship by the DFINITY Foundation for Mechanism Labs' research into consensus mechanisms. This episode is essentially a primer for advanced discussion of consensus in decentralized networks.

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Aparna KrishnanCo-founder mechanism labs open source research labAll work and research is on GithubTelegram: @mechanism_labsCo-founder of the education team at Blockchain BerkeleyConsensus researcherTeaches executive education courses

ConsensusProof of WorkProof of StakeOld Field

HistoryCynthia Dwork developed stronger adversarial modelsDid not have many applicationsBlockchain has brought cryptography and consensus into the mainstream eye

ProtocolsDFINITYTendermintBitcoinFocus has been on proof of stake protocolsMining may not be sustainableLong term sustainabilities and lack of externalities is importantProof of stake offers efficientlyAs does proof of elapsed time and proof of space and time

ConsensusSybil controlComing to agreement relies on traditional consensusPoS, PoW refer to the sybil control mechanismPoS - Putting down capitalFinancial penalty for misbehaviorToken holders are participantsPoW - burning energyOne cpu, one voteNo connection between token custody and rewardsP o Elapsed Time Proof of Authority placing reputationA cost of playing ballTraditional Consensus (PBFT)No concept of probabilistic finalityAll honest nodes come to final agreementClosed, permissionedBlockchainAll nodes may with a high degree of probability agreeA probabilistic guarantee

Longest Chain RuleLongest sequence of blocks is the EthereumGhostCan be attacked by a stealthy entityOpen, permissionless, decentralizedInefficientNode churnBetter liveness properties

Early PoS 2013PeerCoinNXTBitsharesPrimitiveState grinding attack vulnerableRandomness derived from blockhashes

New GenerationDFINITYUses threshold relay decentralized randomnessTendermintRound robinHas social layer fallbackEthereum CasperThunderellaAlgorandHides the block creator until the block has been created

In Tendermint a minority below the assumption cannot break finalityIn Bitcoin >10% can change the finality through threatening to censor

Hard to get both economic and cryptographic security. Not clear that bribing and collusion attacks have been solved. No protocols have shown sophisticated economic models.

Mechanism LabsFocussing on incentive schemesWhat does it mean to have a stable, scalable protocolScalability

Proof of ReplicationRecent work with Verifiable delay functionsIn commit/reveal schemes there is an opportunity to manipulate by giving only one person the ability to reveal the randomnessVerifiable delay functions allow anyone to reveal the randomnessASIC resistance because not parallelizable

SAFE Crossroads #49, What's so Special about the SAFE Browser?

Dec 19, 2018

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MaidSafe just released a completely in-house version of the SAFE Browser with some very cutting-edge features and toggles to explore experimental features. It's still rough-cut,as browser experiences go, but it opens the door to some very advanced development options as the SAFE Network matures toward readiness for launch.

Helping us get a feel for this step forward are two of the MaidSafe front-end developers most responsible for this new step: Gabriel Viganotti and Josh Wilson.

Understanding where the SAFE Browser has come from, where it is and where it's going can give one new insight and a real feel for why SAFE Network development is really in a field of its own.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 163 E.G Nadhan

Dec 18, 2018

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So I know what a white hat is, I know what a grey hat is, and a black hat. But what the heck is a Red Hat? I was intrigued to meet Nadhan, who goes by a single name like Cher, or Madonna. He stood out because true to the company name, he was adorned with a red baseball cap with "Red Hat" written in white letters. I suppose I should have known, since it turns out Red Hat is a multi billion dollar company that is at the forefront of open innovation and enterprise solutions. The coolest part was that I actually followed along in their process as described by Nadhan, and it's pretty mind blowing. Learn more in this interview about open source technology and how it's changing the world in its application.

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E.G.Nadhan is Chief Technology Strategist for the Central Region at Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including Cloud, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain through multiple channels including industry conferences, Executive Round tables as well as customer specific Executive Briefing sessions. With 25+ years of experience in the IT industry selling, delivering and managing enterprise solutions for global corporations, he works with the executive leadership of enterprises to innovatively drive Digital Transformation with a healthy blend of emerging solutions and a DevOps mindset.

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What Bitcoin Did #57 Building Bitcoin With Core Developer Bryan Bishop

Dec 18, 2018

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'œThere are bugs in Bitcoin, some that we know about and some that we don't. Of the ones that we know about, not all of them are public knowledge.'

'" Bryan Bishop

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 14th Dec, 2018

Project: Bitcoin

Role: Core Developer

Bitcoin may be the most important software project of our lifetime. A decentralized protocol, storing $billions in value, potentially $trillions in the future, yet this software is supported and developed by a distributed, volunteer group of developers.

How does this group of developers make decisions? What upgrades are important? Who gets to contribute to Bitcoin? How is code reviewed and pushed live? How are bugs reported and handled?

There are so many important questions that surround the development of Bitcoin and protection of the protocol, some of it shrouded in mystery. In this interview, I talk with Core Developer, Bryan Bishop about how developers work on Bitcoin. We discuss how ideas go from concept to code, testing procedures and the future of Bitcoin.

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#266 David Andolfatto: The Impact of Central Bank Digital Currencies on the Banking Sector

Dec 18, 2018

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Since the rise of digital currencies and cryptocurrencies, central banks are considering the role these new forms of money may play in our evolving digital economy. One of the ideas studied is the notion of a central bank digital currency. While people and companies can hold central bank liabilities in the form of cash, only licensed banks have access to digital cash accounts with central banks.

We're joined by David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. David was previously on the podcast to discuss his idea for Fedcoin, a central bank issued cryptocurrency. In a recent paper, he explores the impact central bank digital currencies may have on the monopolistic banking sector.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The state of central bank research on digital currencies and cryptocurrenciesThe idea that central banks may hold Bitcoin reservesDavid's new paper on the impact of central bank digital currencies (CBDC)The potential impacts of CBDC's on the banking sector and our economyThe role of fractional reserve banking in our economyHow fractional reserve banking applies to cryptocurrenciesThe Debreu model and the need for money in an entirely liquid marketDavid's outlook for the future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Links mentioned in this episode:

Assessing the Impact of Central Bank Digital Currency on Private Banks (paper)Smart Contracts and Asset Tokenization (article)My perspective on the Bitcoin Project (article)The Trust Machine: The Story of Bitcoin (article)Fedcoin: On the Desirability of a Government Cryptocurrency (article)David's last appearance on the podcast

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Technology & Choice #41, Economics - In Search of a Firm Foundation, with Bob Murphy

Dec 18, 2018

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Is Economics an ideology or a technology, a science or a religion? Is there some foundational principle of Economics upon which everyone can agree? Why is the subject of Economics so contentious?

We explore these and other questions with our guest, Bob Murphy. Bob is a bona fide professional economist with tons of academic credentials and a lot of experience breaking the subject down for "the rest of us."

To help anchor the subject we talk quite a bit about his fabulous book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action.

Followers of this show will recognize immediately, he had me at Choice!

Anyway, we had a lot of fun and hope it is a useful conversation for you.

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Bob's most excellent book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action

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The Crypto Show With Andreas Antonopoulos & Connie Gallippi At LaBitConf, Santiago Chile

Dec 18, 2018

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On my visit to LaBitConf in Santiago Chile I was lucky enough to catch up with Andreas Antonopoulos and Connie Gallippi. Video
Andreas covers some of the topics of his speech at LaBitConf and his plans towards outreach in Latin America. Connie gives us the latest on GiveTrack and BitGive as well as some of the history of BitGives successes.LaBitConf is definitely one of if not the best bitcoin conference in Latin America.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #12 - Robot On My Shoulder

Dec 17, 2018

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"I don't have to know everything all at once, the AI is supplementing that so I have the world's knowledge about what's likely for this particular patient in front of me and probably what's not."

'" Dr. Alan Pitt

Artificial intelligence is a big term, it's often misused and applies to a number of different applications and industries. It's also very polarizing and people usually fall into one of two camps; either they're wild fanboys about it or terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought. In this episode, we pay tribute to our AI overlords and focus on how AI can make the healthcare industry more efficient and, fingers crossed, maybe save us all a bit of money.

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What Bitcoin Did #56 Why Bitcoin Matters For Freedom With Alex Gladstein

Dec 14, 2018

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'œA lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.'

'" Alex Gladstein

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 6th Dec, 2018

Company: Human Rights Foundation

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticize Bitcoin when the price crashes, calling it a speculative asset with no utility. Is price a distraction from the potential for Bitcoin?

Right now the use case for Bitcoin is limited for those in the developed world. Sure it is fun to send Bitcoin, perhaps it is easier than using a bank for sending value to someone in another country, but price volatility limits the use case for payments. In the developed world, holding Bitcoin will benefit most if it does become a globally recognized, accepted and used as a form for money. Right now, some would argue the most significant opportunity is in the developed world or with those living in either authoritarian countries or under governments with poor fiscal policies.

A regular criticism of fiat is the ability for governments to print money on demand, leading to inflation and a reduction in the value of the local currency. This has been seen most evidently with the failed socialist policies of two successive Venezuelan presidents.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are an opportunity for people living under these regimes to create and protect value, and trade while reducing their exposure to the risks of their domestic currency.

Other use cases exist, from Bitcoin being used to pay women unable to get bank accounts in Afghanistan to companies using Bitcoin to transact outside of capital controls. The common theme is that cryptocurrencies offer freedom from rules, whether those are state or legacy processes.

In this interview, I talk about why Bitcoin matters for Freedom with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. We discuss what fundamental human rights are lost under authoritarian regimes, how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies increase freedom and how Dem Tech (Democracy Tech) could lead to a wave of investment in cryptocurrencies.

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Ep. 160 The Tatiana Show- Connie Gallippi

Dec 13, 2018

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Connie Gallippi has been a guest on the Tatiana Show before, but this is a really exciting occasion as Givetrack 1.0 has been launched! Fresh off of her trip to the Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Santiago, Chile, Founder and Executive Director of the Bitgive Foundation joins us to tell us all about the latest news. We hear about the ways that charities can use Blockchain tech right now, using Bitcoin as the base. Connie's work is impressive, and is a culmination of years of innovation in the space. Tune in and hear more about how you can track your donations using Givetrack.

About the Guests:

Connie founded BitGive in 2013, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization, leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Connie speaks internationally and is an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity. Previously, Connie worked with nonprofits in California for 15 years in a variety of roles, she remains involved as a volunteer for several organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech.

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#265 James Prestwich: Summa One - Cross-chain Financial Instruments and Contracts

Dec 12, 2018

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While trustless interactions on Ethereum are native to the protocol, trustless interactions between the Ethereum blockchain and other blockchains are difficult to implement. Interoperability protocols heavily rely on atomic swaps, which typically come with a free option problem.

For this episode we're joined by James Prestwich, CEO at Summa. Summa designs and implements cross-chain financial contracts and instruments such as swaps, options, futures, and auctions. Summa recently conducted a dutch auction spanning the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains: Ethereum NFTs were auctioned off trustlessly to bidders on the Bitcoin network. We also discuss Riemann, a framework for deploying transaction scripts to UTXO-based chains, as well as the advantages of the predictability of transactions in UTXO-based chains and how to bring some of those advantages to Ethereum smart contracts.

Topics discussed in this episode:

James background in Japanese and how he became interested in blockchainJames contributions to Bitcoin ScriptSumma's recent cross-chain auction in which Ethereum NFTs were auctioned off to participants on the bitcoin networkRiemann, a framework for deploying script based transactions to UTXO blockchainsAtomic swaps leading to free optionsAdvantages of transaction predictability in UTXO based chains

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Summa WebsiteCross-chain Auctions via Bitcoin Double Spends (article)Statesless SPV (article)Declarative Smart Contracts (article)Introducing Reimann (article)James Prestwich on Twitter

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The Third Web #12 - The Actor Model

Dec 12, 2018

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Subodh Sharma is a professor of computer science at IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in India. While he's not teaching, Subodh conducts research into the formal verification of distributed systems, and his work on the automated formal verification of smart contacts has drawn international interest.

I called up Subodh because I was looking for someone to explain an approach to writing software called the actor model. The actor model essentially involves sandboxing tasks in such a way that complexity is minimized and all behaviors of a software system can be known under all conditions.

Currently the actor model is applied to the management of telecommunications networks through the Erlang language, and also in secure servers. Understanding the way robust distributed systems are constructed assists in the assessment of platform designs and gives us a view into the future of the ultimate distributed system - the Third Web.

What is the actor model, what are its origins, where is it usedMessage Passing Interface (MPI) is very similar - is a standard for communication between processors.The Actor Model is an abstract model of computation for capturing concurrent interaction in a system.An actor is a primitive entity of computation.An independent component of a system with its own address spaceLike an object or a taskActors are not like threads which communicate via shared memoryActors communicate via explicit messages.Every actor has an addressCommunication is asynchronousAllowing concurrent execution and message passing

Why is concurrent execution and message passing so challenging?Concurrency is difficult to reason about because there is so much to take into account.If the order of arrival of messages from a number of worker processes to a manager process effects the correctness of the manager process output, every possible order of arrival needs to be considered by the programer.

DeterminismOutput determinism means that for a given input to a program the output is always the same.Non-determinism allows higher performance. Determinism is easier to reason about.The actor model allows us to have non-deterministic message passing inside a system but maintain deterministic output.Deterministic messaging involves the sender announcing their intention to send a message and the receiver announcing their intention to receive the message from the sender.Non-deterministic messaging is where the receiver does not care where the message is coming fromThis requires all entities to have names or addresses.

Where is this used?In telecommunications networks.Also in secure servers.Scientific computing.And because in blockchains all entities have names/addresses, it is an environment that is ideal for actor model based programming.

Smart ContractsNothing more than software modulesTransactional in natureEither the transaction meets specifications or it does notSmart contracts must execute deterministically and be oblivious of the environment in which they are running.

History of the Actor ModelMid 70sIrene Greif, Gul Agha laid the foundations for the model.Large community of non CS engineers - aerospace, bioscience, chemical engineering - adopted the MPI for scientific programming. MPI was influenced by the actor model.Applications existed for concurrency. The complete system needed to be developed for this to emerge.

Subodh's work on autonomously verified smart contractsProvided sound guarantees of bug free codeTook smart contract source code & created a semantic preserving translation to an intermediate language that was verification friendlyThe translated program preserved all of the behaviors that could have emerged in the original.Feed this to an automated tool that performs symbolic model checking.Analyzed smart contracts in generality.Found many buggy smart contracts.

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SAFE Crossroads #48, A Reintroduction and Update on the SAFE Network, with Dug Campbell

Dec 12, 2018

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I've been wanting to do an overview of the SAFE Network for some time, as a sort of new introduction, an update on where the project has currently gotten to, and a view of what's ahead.

Dug Campbell from MaidSafe helps me try to accomplish this, because I found it really hard to do by myself! Dug has gained a lot of experience talking about the SAFE Network with a wide variety of different people in varying circumstances. He also, being based there in MaidSafe headquarters, has continual access to the heart of the team.

I hope a broad variety of listeners will find this episode interesting and useful, from those with little tech experience, to developers.

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What Bitcoin Did #55 The Bullish Case For Bitcoin With Vijay Boyapati

Dec 11, 2018

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'œBitcoin is like gold but with this magical ability that you can teleport it.'

'" Vijay Boyapati

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 4th Dec, 2018

Project: Bitcoin :)

Bitcoin is a survivor. In the 10 years of the protocol, Bitcoin has survived the collapse of Mt. Gox, the closing of the Silk Road, the banning of Bitcoin by the Chinese government and relentless attacks from politicians, economists and journalists.

With each attack, the Bitcoin immune system gets stronger, and with each market cycle, the infrastructure grows. In the last two years the network market cap peaked at nearly $300bn, futures have arrived, custody solutions have improved, and Lightning Network is in beta with a rapidly growing capacity.

The potential of the Bitcoin network is enormous, and the Lightning Network offers scale which the base layer has been unable to provide. Together, Bitcoin can be both a global settlement layer for digital gold and a payment network better than the current fiat system.

Vijay Boyapati highlighted the potential with his article The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, making a case for why it is the hardest form of money and the best store of value. In this interview, we discuss the originals of the article, why Bitcoin is so important and why we should be bullish about its future.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #11 - The Data Death Star

Dec 10, 2018

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"Your healthcare data's sold, it's being sold for tons of money every year. People are making tons of money on it. You should be getting a cut, you should be getting rewarded for that."

'" Kamal Obbad

Data could quite possibly be the buzz-word of the 21st century. This is especially true in terms of health data, which is what this episode is all about. As a topic, health data is a behemoth not unlike the Death Star; so, we spend time in this episode pulling it apart piece by piece, and in the end, we may just have a happy ending via a hard to find thermal exhaust port...or at least blockchain technology.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

Dec 9, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

First, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan talk about the recently lawsuit filed against many of the largest players in Bitcoin Cash. Expanding on last weeks discussion if Hashpower isn't enough, should it be enough to dictate consensus?

Then, Adam is joined by one of the authors of the Crypto Caselaw Minute and returning guest Stephen Palley for a more in-depth look at the

And finally, Bitcoin Clock creator and long time LTB editor Matthew Zipkin tells us how he wound up hand-making "non-boring bitcoin full nodes", which listeners of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! show have an opportunity to win.

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What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

Dec 7, 2018

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'œIt should be less burdensome to get an innovative asset to market. The world is moving fast and we need regulatory support to keep newer technologies in the US.'

'" Gabor Gurbacs

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018

Project: VanEck/MVIS

Role: Director, Digital Assets Strategy

The crypto bear market has been felt by many. From traders to miners, the fall in prices has led many to lose a significant amount of money. The fall in prices has also impacted companies and projects: GigaWatt has filed for bankruptcy, ETCDEV - an Ethereum Classic team has shut down, and many others are facing challenges times.

Institutions have regularly been cited as a potential end to the bear market, yet ICE's Bakkt has delayed the launch of their Bitcoin settled futures until January 24th '˜19 and the SEC continues to either delay their decision or deny every application for an ETF. Only yesterday, the VanEck application, the remaining open application was delayed until February, the deadline for deciding on the application.

Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recently spoke at Consensus: Invest about ETFs, highlighting his and the concerns of others within the SEC. All do not share these concerns, Commissioner Peirce dissented in response to the rejection of the Winklevoss denied application and spoke to The What Bitcoin Did Podcast about her concerns that the SEC is overstepping their mandate, stating 'œBy precluding approval of cryptocurrency-based ETPs for the foreseeable future, the Commission is engaging in merit regulation.'

Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS shares Hester's frustration, telling me that America wants a Bitcoin ETF and that a Bitcoin ETF faces a higher bar than other markets. In this interview, we discuss the VanEck application, why market manipulation is not unique to Bitcoin and the unfair standards by which the SEC treats Bitcoin.

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Technology & Choice #40, Ayurveda Technology, with Vaidya Lokesh Rathuri

Dec 6, 2018

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Ayurveda is a practice for maintaining and restoring health with origins dating back 10,000 years. It has been practiced consistently since. Might there be something to learn here? Might it offer choices for health and healing which are not available in the modes and institutions which most of us are used to?

I recently had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a Vaidya (practitioner/doctor) of Ayurveda, Lokesh Rathuri. He presents the basic understandings on which Ayurveda is built, in a way that opens the subject for a beginning understanding. It is a different view than most in the West are used to. You get to decide where there is merit there to warrant further exploration. We also discuss the interface of eastern and western practices and how they can inform each other's understanding and practice.

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Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

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What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

Dec 4, 2018

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'œThere may be a few people who genuinely think a deflationary currency is the way to go, nobody on the Grin team does.'

'" Michael Corder (Yeastplume)

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 30th Nov, 2018

Project: Grin

Role: Developer

Outside of the most hardcore Bitcoin maximalists, there are some who respect a minimal number of alternative cryptocurrency projects. My experience in creating this podcast is that you find some who say they are maximalists, but Monero is cool, or that Decred is interesting.

The ability to command respect is usually steeped in a currencies foundation sharing characteristics of Bitcoin:

An anonymous founder

A focus on decentralisation

A monetary policy which does not enrich the founders and developers

No premine

One such project which has sparked interest is Grin's implementation of Mimblewimble, a new coin which attempts to solve some of the privacy and scaling issues of Bitcoin.

On August 2nd, 2016, Tom Elvis Jedusor, a contributor to the Bitcoin Wizards IRC channel dropped his whitepaper, describing a blockchain with a radically different approach to transaction construction from Bitcoin. In October 2016, Andrew Poelstra from Blockstream completed his analysis of the whitepaper and dropped a position paper filling in some of the gaps from the original paper to make precise the idea.

In the middle of November, Ignotus Peverell, another anonymous developer, appeared on the same IRC channel with a link to GitHub with an implementation of Mimblewimble, and this is how Grin was born.

Fast forward to today and Grin has launched its fourth testnet and is preparing to launch its mainnet in January of next year.

In this interview I talk with Michael Cordner, aka Yeastplume, a developer working on the Grin implementation of Mumblewimble, we discuss why Grin is acceptable for some Bitcoiners, their approach to monetary policy and governance, and how to mine Grin.

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#264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare - The Internet's (De)centralized Security Blanket

Dec 4, 2018

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We enter dozens of trust relationships ever time we interact with the Web. Browsers, ISPs, DNS providers, cloud hosting companies, all the way down to the handful of people who control certificate root keys; we rely on the integrity of these intermediaries to serve reliable, and accurate information. The concentration of power by any one of these actors threatens to compromise the very foundational principles of the Web. Decentralized technologies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tor, and IPFS seek to reverse this trend.

We're joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. Founded less than 10 years ago, the company offers content delivery services (CND), DNS, and DDoS protection to over 12 million websites. The company contributes to open source cryptography libraries, some of which are used by Etherum. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Nick's background as a cryptographer and previous position at AppleThe Internet's infrastructure and trust modelHow Cloudflare is experimenting with IPFSThe challenges to hosting static websites with IPFSCloudflare's Onion routing service (Tor) and the benefits to usersThe Roughtime protocol and encrypted SNICloudflare's contribution to open-source cryptography librariesThe vulnerabilities of DNS and Cloudflare's free private DNS service (1.1.1.1)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Welcome to Crypto Week (article)Roughtime: Securing Time with Digital Signatures (article)Introducing CFSSL - CloudFlare's PKI toolkit (article)End-to-End Integrity with IPFS (article)Introducing the Cloudflare Onion Service (article)Cloudflare's Distributed Web GatewayNick Sullivan's website

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Distributed Dialogues EP #10 - Rebalancing The Equation

Dec 3, 2018

Description:

"Through a series of leaderless decisions, often driven and maintained by special interests, healthcare has become a kluged machine focused on defeating death at the expense of optimizing life."

'" Dr. Alan Pitt

Welcome to Season Three of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Distributed: Health conference in Nashville, Tennessee, which brought healthcare professionals and tech innovators together to begin tackling some of the major issues plaguing the American Healthcare System today. In each episode we'll be talking with some of the leading voices in the industry, covering how decentralized technology influences artificial intelligence, the opioid crisis, data privacy, and even the use of psychedelics for treating PTSD.‚

This episode is called 'œRebalancing The Equation'; in it, we take a look at the complicated history of American Healthcare, some of the issues facing it today, and what solutions may lie ahead.

Music provided by: David Berges and pond5, available at www.pond5.com. Additional music provided by Pat Riley and Trent Ubben.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #382 Is Hashpower Enough?

Dec 2, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by Daniel Krawisz for an in-depth talk about the miner incentives playing a major role in Bitcoin SV's path to victory.

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This episode was sponsored by Bkeychain.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Daniel Krawisz and Adam B. Levine.

Music for episode 382 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Matthew Zipkin and Adam Levine.

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The Tatiana Show- World Crypto Con- Mark Yarm, VESA, Kingsley Edwards & Jeffrey A Tucker

Dec 2, 2018

Description:

Tatiana Moroz and Sasha Hodder spoke with the more arts and activism driven side of the spectrum as well. This compilation of interviews includes conversations about Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road, the music industry, the art world, and the criminal justice system. These things are woven together through some of the shared experiences and work of our guests, so take a listen for a deeper side to World Crypto Con 2018 in Las Vegas.

About the Guests:

Mark Yarm is a senior writer for Breaker, an online magazine about all things blockchain and cryptocurrency. He is a former senior editor at the music magazine Blender and the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. A resident of Brooklyn, he has written for the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, and WSJ. Magazine.

V E S A is a Crypto artist, performer and keynote speaker V E S A is best known for working with Bollywood actress Veena Malik in a world-changing collaboration, which was seen by around 300 million people through BBC World, The Independent, IBT, Times of India, VICE, etc. His innovative mixed media platform Artevo soft forked in 2017 to Art For Crypto, which is rapidly establishing new creative standards in the blockchain art space. He also writes about creativity on News BTC.

Kingsley Edwards founded Leet, an online esports bitcoin platform, in 2013 with the vision of integrating cryptocurrencies with popular video games. After Leet was acquired by Unikrn, he acted as a Director for the UnikoinGold token sale that sold over $30M in tokens. Kingsley is now focused on bringing his experience and network from the crypto community to help other organizations achieve success in the blockchain industry with Block 16.

Jeffrey A. Tucker is the Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and eight books in 5 languages. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.

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The Crypto Show: Ben Swann Isegoria, Bradley Zastrow Dash, Robin O'Connell Uphold And Bryan Courchesne DAiM

Dec 1, 2018

Description:

Ben Swann gives us the latest on his new project Isegoria and how crypto currency especially Dash and Smart-Cash have given him the freedom to truly be an independent journalist. Recorded at World Crypto Con in Las Vegas.Then from Money2020 we talk with Bradley Zastrow a former American Express Exec turned Crypto Exec with Dash Core Group. Robin O'Connell VP of Uphold also sit's in on the conversation to discuss Uphold's new partnership with Dash as well as Upholds presence around the world.Finally we talk with Bryan Courchesne from DAIM, Digital Assets Investment Management about their investment services.

What Bitcoin Did #52 Exploring Crypto Narratives With Nathaniel Whittemore

Nov 30, 2018

Description:

'œThe business model for surveillance, which can be used for ill, is advertising.'

'" Nathaniel Whittemore

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 28th Nov, 2018

Company: NLW & CO

Role: Lead

The crypto industry is blessed with many smart thinkers and content producers. Across Twitter, Medium, news sites and blogs there is a regular supply of thought pieces and analysis where contributors speculate on the future of the industry.

There are often opposing views which can stretch to disagreements and impassioned debates. Keeping up with all this content can be difficult, which is why Nathaniel Whittemore's Long Reads Sunday has become an essential follow for anyone in the industry.

Nathaniel carefully curates all the news, articles and discussions into a super thread of threads on Twitter where he carefully knits together the narratives from the week into a coherent story.

Nathaniel came on the podcast this week to discuss Long Reads Sunday and other key narratives, from the problems with crypto marketing to how technology is advancing faster than society can adapt.

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SAFE Crossroads #47, Resource Description Framework, SOLID and SAFE

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone."

Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network.

We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolution in how we manage data, making it more useful as well as returning control of users' data to users.

Your host learned a lot. Hope you find it useful.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

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What Bitcoin Did #51 The Future of Banking with Zac Prince

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

'œI think the term bank won't be used so much when we are talking about banking services 20 years from now.'

'" Zac Prince

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018

Company: BlockFi

Role: Founder and CEO

A sign of the maturing market is the growth of traditional financial products built for cryptocurrencies. Both the corporate and retail financial sectors understand the benefits of crypto, and thus a range of companies and institutions are bringing products to market.

One of these such companies is BlockFi who offer loans backed by cryptocurrencies. BlockFi recognised that there are crypto holders who want to use the value of their crypto without selling and therefore provide loans which are collateralised with Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether.

BlockFi also recognises that the future of banking may be very different from the high street retail banking experience of today. The company is arguably a bank, if not, then they are at least a competitor, able to offer a growing range of financial products to a global customer base. While some people do not like stablecoins, BlockFi can utilise them to provide financial products to customers in emerging markets who want access to dollar loans.

In this interview, I chat with BlockFi Founder and CEO Zac Prince about why he is building BlockFi, what the future of banking with Bitcoin looks like and how BlockFi is building new products to service a financial world which includes cryptocurrencies.

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#263 Justin Drake: Ethereum's Audacious Roadmap to Build a True World Computer

Nov 27, 2018

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The Ethereum vision has always been to create a world computer. But its scalability and performance limitations have meant that it has fallen far short of that vision. Yet, work on scaling Ethereum has exploded in breadth and complexity over the past years. From variants of PoS, to Plasma / Plasma Cash, sharding, EWASM, BLS signatures, everything has been on the table. While confusing on the surface, underneath a coherent vision for a new Ethereum that will scale near infinitely has emerged.

We were joined by Ethereum Researcher Justin Drake to discuss the Ethereum Serenity vision, its core components and the roadmap ahead. A particular focus was the beacon chain, the role of randomness and Verifiable Delay Functions.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Justin's previous project building on top of Open BazaarWhy he made the switch from application development to Ethereum consensus researchThe high-level vision for Ethereum 2.0 / SerenityThe Ethereum Serenity roadmap to scaling the world computer by 1m timesThe crucial role of the beacon chainThe difference between Ethereum Serenity and PolkadotThe role of randomness in making Ethereum Serenity workThe limitations of existing trustless sources of randomnessHow Verifiable Delay Functions can be used to create better randomnessThe Ethereum Foundation plans to develop an open-source VDF ASIC

Links mentioned in this episode:

DevCon4 Talk by Justin Drake about VDF & RandomnessDevCon4 Talk by Vitalik Buterin about Ethereum 2.0VDF ResearchMinimal VDF randomness beacon - Sharding - Ethereum ResearchEthereum ProjectTwo Point Oh: Explaining ValidatorsTwo Point Oh: The Beacon Chain

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The Tatiana Show- Dj J Scrilla & Comedian Michael Salvi

Nov 26, 2018

Description:

Josh and I had a great time chatting with Dj J Scrilla, a pioneer in the music and blockchain space. He has a new song out along with a video and token component. Michael Salvi has been on tour this past year with the Integrity Tour (formerly the Crypto Shitshow which yours truly has performed at). What a fun time and a pretty laid back show. We also learned about a couple of upcoming events Tatiana will be participating at. The first is in Cleveland at the Blockland Solutions Conference Dec 2-4, 2018. You can use the promo code MOROZ to save $200 off your ticket. The second event will be in NYC as a media fireside chat on Dec 11 and will include a live stream. More details below.

About the Guests:

DJ J Scrillais the co-host of theArt on the Blockchain Podcastand a weekly FM radio show on WERA 96.7FM in the DC area. He is a prominent member of the CryptoArt and CryptoMusic community and he's carved out a career as a critically acclaimed record producer, audio engineer and DJ. He has deep roots in both the traditional music industry and the blockchain network.

Scrilla first officially spoke about cryptoart at a Government blockchain meetup in DC in January 2017. A year later he spoke at the now legendary Rare Digital Art Festival in NYC, co-runs a Meet-Up group with Cynthia Gayton, and in 2018 he has delivered presentations titled "Intro To Crypto Art and Crypto Music" in Atlanta, Arlington, Baltimore, and DC. He was a panelist and after party DJ at the Creative Tech Week Blockchain Panel in NYC, presented at A3C Festival in Atlanta and was booked by Consensys to cover their Ethereal event.

Scrilla began making cryptoart in 2016 and has since become one of the most prolific artists in the blockchain space, having issued more than 40 cryptoart pieces. In addition, he has over 20 years of DJ and record producing experience and has carved out productions with hip hop legends such as Cassidy, Raekwon, Mobb Deep, Nipsey Hussle and hundreds more.www.rarescrilla.com

Mike Salviis a standup comedian from Philadelphia, and a co-founder of The Integrity Show. Mike has been an advocate for sound money for over a decade, and hates fiat so much that he trades it all in for Bitcoin and Monero as quickly as possible, sometimes causing him to eat strictly from the dollar menu at a restaurant that rhymes with Shmendy's.

Steven Santamariais the Co-chair of the Thought Leadership Node of the Blockland Initiative. He is telling us about theBlockland Solutions Conferencesolutions on Dec 2-4, 2018 in Cleveland. It is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving for the region.

David Whiting, Managing Partner, CEO ofAcquchatis experienced in Corporate Consulting of Companies in the Public & Private Sector like UNISYS, Food Manufacturers like McCormack, computer lessors, entertainment companies like BMG, Arista, and HBO, retailers like Saks Fifth Ave, Canon USA, Audiovox, and Gold Refiner Johnson Matthey. AcuqChatwill be on Dec 11, 2018, for more details, see thewebsite.

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What Bitcoin Did #50 Crypto Regulations With The SEC's Hester Peirce

Nov 24, 2018

Description:

'œJust because you are calling something Crypto does not mean you can ignore the rules we have had in place for years, but I do think we also need to be willing to open the doors a little bit wider for innovation.'

'" Hester Peirce

Interview location: Washington

Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

Organization: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Role: Commissioner

As the market for cryptocurrencies has grown, so has the oversight from the various regulators who manage the different aspects of the financial markets. Specifically, the SEC has been monitoring, responding to and enforcing the rules by which they regulate the financial markets.

While the SEC initially took a hands-off approach to cryptocurrencies, they have been increasingly providing guidance as to how they view the different parts of the crypto space. From enforcement action against ICOs which are deemed unregistered securities to ruling on proposed rule changes to allow the trade of Bitcoin ETPs, it is becoming clearer that just because a project is a cryptocurrency, it can't sidestep the rules which have been in place for decades.

The Commission has yet to approve any ETP, so far, rejecting every application. Commissioner Peirce, a vocal proponent of supporting innovation, dissented after the SEC disapproved the proposed rule change to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.

'œI reject the role of gatekeeper of innovation'"a role very different from (and, indeed, inconsistent with) our mission of protecting investors, fostering capital formation, and facilitating fair, orderly, and efficient markets. Accordingly, I dissent.'

'" Taken from Commissioner Peirce's dissent statement

I was invited by Hester to visit the SEC, and we discussed the role of the Commission, how they make decisions and why she dissented.

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The Crypto Show: SilkRoad Take-Down, Curtis Green Silk Road Admin & Lyn Ulbricht Sit Down

Nov 24, 2018

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Were the Feds the real Villains? If you thought you had heard it all about the SilkRoad case guess again. In this interview the alleged murder-for-hire "Target" Curtis Green sits down with Lyn Ulbricht. Lyn is the mother of Ross Ulbricht who was accused of ordering a hit on Curtis as a consequence of his actions on the Dark Web website SilkRoad. Lyn has tirelessly scoured the internet, Courts and anywhere else for info to help #FreeRoss and even she had not heard much of the information Curtis shared with us in this interview.

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What Bitcoin Did #49 The Freedom To Innovate With Peter Van Valkenburgh

Nov 23, 2018

Description:

'œA system of money that can move millions of dollars across borders are going to have some uses which are unsavory, it is also going to make the world freer, better and a buttress for human dignity.'

'" Peter Van Valkenburgh

Interview location: Washington

Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

Company: Coin Center

Role: Research Director

In the age of financial surveillance, cryptocurrencies have created a headache for regulators. The ability to move value, across the world without any intermediary has many benefits to society but can sidestep state-level regulations. Further, the ICO boom has created new forms of capital creation and regulators have been watching the space closely.

Coin Center recognizes the benefit of preserving the freedom to innovate with these permissionless public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and they support this by:

Producing and publishing policy research from respected academics and experts

Educating policymakers and the media about blockchain technology

Engaging in advocacy for sound public policy

In this interview, I talk with Coin Center's Research Director, Peter Van Valkenburgh about the complexities of state v federal legislation and how they work with policymakers to support public blockchain innovation.

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Technology & Choice #39, Technology and a Parallel Society, with Paul Rosenburg

Nov 21, 2018

Description:

Paul Rosenburg is a man of many interests and talents, with a lot of real-world technical experience. A principal author of fiberoptic installations standards and a founder of CryptoHippie (industrial grade internet privacy solutions), he is also the author of Freeman's Perspective, with both free and subscription newsletters.

In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, both technical and philosophical, surrounding the strategy of advancing human progress, not by fighting what doesn't work in the status quo, but by leveraging technology to create parallel societies which can grow up to replace it.

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Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

The Crypto Show Caitlin Long & Vinny Lingham In Las Vegas

Nov 21, 2018

Description:

Caitlin Long once again sits in with The Crypto Show at CoinAgenda in Las Vegas to talk about the latest in the battle for Blockchain in Wyoming. We also discuss the progress on the meeting in Jackson Hole. Which was a meeting to establish a Blockchain Bank. A "Crypto Friendly Mutual" may be a better description of that. Then down the street at World Crypto Con we talk with Vinny Lingham about the progress of Civic and his take on crypto markets which by the way have come true at date of release of this episode.

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#262 Brian Behlendorf: Hyperledger - From Blockchain Hype to Production Networks

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Most observers of the ecosystem will probably agree that 2015-2017 were the years of the enterprise blockchain. It was during that time that many startups catering to enterprise were founded and funded, including Monax and Stratumn (where Brian and Sebastien previously worked). For the permissioned blockchain camp, adoption would come in the form of enterprise use cases, arguing that public networks carried too much risk, and lacked needed features like privacy. While much of the hype has subsided, large companies in every sector are forming consortia and leveraging blockchain to provide better process traceability and transparency, and reduce their reliance on third parties.

We're joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger. When Brian was last on the show, he had recently started his role at the Linux Foundation. Now, two years later, Hyperledger has gone from a nascent project to a mature ecosystem of technologies with hundreds of members. With dozens of networks in production, and backed by companies like IBM, Hyperleger is the most widely used blockchain technology for permissioned networks.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The most important developments in Hyperledger in the last two yearsHyperledger's family of technologiesProduction networks on HyperledgerHow Hyperledger Fabric differs from Tendermint and EthereumThe evolution of the enterprise blockchain ecosystemThe separation between the permissioned and public blockchain ecosystemsIndustry use cases for Hyperledger FabricBrian's skepticism about ICOs and tokensThe growing Hyperledger community and upcoming Global Forum in Basel this December

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The Third Web #11 - Scuttlebutt & Cypherspace

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Dominic Tarr is a hacker who resides on a sailboat, usually found in New Zealand's beautiful Hauraki Gulf. In recent years he has risen to fame as the creator of the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol, Scuttlebutt for short. Scuttlebutt is comprised of a standardized message format and a subjective append only log stored locally by users.

The first application has been a multi-client decentralized social media platform that is an absolute joy to use, and I encourage everyone to download my favourite desktop client, Patchwork, or Manyverse for Android. As an autonomous software system, like Bitcoin, Scuttlebutt rewards the provisioning of resources to support the network, only rather than a point system and money myth, Scuttlebutt offers something far more valuable, conversation. This mostly covers the origin of the protocol but I will definitely conduct more interviews with Dom and others close to the project, which is today one of the most impressive, and well used decentralized applications in existence.

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History of Secure ScuttlebuttThe name is coincidental. It comes from an old amazon paper describing a subsystem of the amazon dynamo database that used a gossip protocol.Gossip protocols are robust because, like human gossip, messages can be passed through third parties ensuring that if a network is disrupted communication can still take place.However as the message is passed from party to party there is the opportunity to manipulate its contents. This is easily countered using cryptography

What is secure scuttlebutt?Came from looking at the problem of getting two databases to store the same information.Dom was looking at building something like IPFS he called CyphernetCyberspace is the space made by signals, cypherspace is the space made by algorithmsHyperlinks tell you where to go to find a piece of information, a hash is the primary identifier in cypherspace. The hash tells you what the thing is once you have found it but not where to find it.With hyperlinks the server can give you anything. With a hash you always know you have the right thing but another system is required to help you find the thing.Dom found that in private software development there was an incentive to make poor software because that results in more billable hours for the service industryThis is because software contains a power structure encoded in itToday we live in an age of digital feudalism

From reading the Dynamo paper and learning node.js dominic became recognised as a distributed systems expert.This was the toolkit needed for the data replication he imagined.After presenting at a javascript meetup people responded wellHe got a job at a company, nearform, to build a distributed database. Through this project the idea for secure scuttlebut emerfged and dom gained the skills he needed to build itPerkeep, Cryptosphere - distributed file storage systemLearned from Cryptosphere's design philosophy that included a credit system that powered a reputation system. Realised that if this was used as a feed for a social network there was no need for the reputation system because users would only follow feeds they trusted and wanted to. This also provided sybil resistance.
Using a system like this you could separate the protocol, and information feed from the application preventing platform risk experienced by businesses building on platforms like facebook.The obvious first choice was a social media application By building a social media application the properties of the protocol could be discussed in that contextFirst contributor - Paul Frizee now works on the beaker browserPaul worked on the front end, Dom worked on the back endNow there is a large community and a number of applications using the protocolSome describe it as the internet in the early 90sConsensus Algos are slow and expensive. Dom learned this from seeing how Web 2.0 systems scaled. We should design things not to need consensus.Instead use eventual consistencyAvoid strict message ordering wherever possible. This makes the system much lighter weight.

The client ecosystemAt least 5 clients to the social network appPatchworkPatchbaypatchfooManyverse: Android client by Andre StaltzGit SSB: back end for GitAnything can be built as long as the message format supports a type field and the messages fit in 8KB

Multiple devicesSeparate client instances use different keysClients can identify themselves as belonging to the same identityIn the case of key theft the community can sort out which is the legitimate accountThis implements a variant of the web of trust model from the PGP days

Disappointment with blockchainThere is so much potential in cypherlinks - hashes and signatures - an opportunity to create a 'œthird web'In the early days of the internet everything worked so well just being free, why would you make everything cost money?Insisting on strict ordering makes it really hard to 'œget life done'

Additional third web projectsIPFSDappGitGunSwarmSSBMaidsafe

The Third Web is a completely new space where you can invent a new thing and the opportunity to build things that work is huge

The Tatiana Show-World Crypto Con Las Vegas Oct 31-Nov 2, 2018 Bryan Katis, Henry James , Chris Horlacher

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Recently Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, and of course financial applications to discuss. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Joshua Scigala the CEO of Vaultoro and Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.

Tatiana, Josh, and Sasha discuss the various projects featured by some colleagues at the conference. They include a chat with Bryan Katis of Troo.io, a trust platform that functions a bit like a decentralized credit bureau, but far more advanced. The ladies spoke with Henry James from Fincross, a next-generation digital investment bank based in Mauritius that aims to serve institutional, corporate, intermediary and private clients in B2C, B2B and P2P environments. The jurisdiction piqued Sasha's interests, and we got an in depth look at the benefits to working in Mauritius. Finally, a more in depth conversation with Equibit's Co-Founder, President & CEO, Chris Horlacher, breaks down some of the advantages of moving a project to Switzerland, along with the latest developments at Equibit including launching their mainnet and allowing for mining of their token.

About the Guests:

Bryan Katis Chief Product Officer, Trust Science / Troo.io

Bryan is a senior executive and thought leader with 23+ years' experience in Enterprise Software focused on building Analytics and Mobile products that delight customers. He is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, customer adoption, and technical sales support. Prior to joining Trust Science, Bryan led the Product group at Host Analytics where his team was driving innovation and strategy, and the suite of products was recognized as visionary by analysts. Bryan also led the Customer Success team at Anaplan where he owned the complete customer lifecycle and achieved high customer sat scores. In addition, Bryan spent more than 15 years at SAP in various global leadership roles including as the General Manager of the Enterprise Performance Management business which he grew to become the market leader ($750M in revenue). Bryan holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Henry James is an entrepreneur, currency trader, analyst and fund manager. Henry has been trading FX and cryptocurrency since 2011 and 2016 respectively. Following his post on the FX desk at PE Capital, Henry launched a quant FX fund and business accelerator, Rolle Capital.

Since inception in 2014, Henry managed the trade desk in Mumbai overseeing the investment team and testing of new algorithmic strategies until stepping down to focus on new venture, Fincross.

Chris Horlacher is one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As the CEO of Equibit Group, he applies his deep understanding of the space into all facets of his professional career, leading the vision and development of blockchain technology that promises to revolutionize the securities industry.

Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. Before the age of 30, he was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. Following that, Chris went on to found his own management consulting firm, playing an instrumental role in the success of numerous start-ups as well as multi-million-dollar projects for some of Canada's largest companies, SME's and non-profit organizations.

As an early adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Chris is often looked to for his insights on these emerging and exciting sectors. He has been interviewed by a number of leading media outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail (leading Canadian newspaper) and CBC (Canada's public broadcaster) , and has also spoken to large audiences at countless prominent industry events since 2014.

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What Bitcoin Did #48 Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

Nov 16, 2018

Description:

'œIt is not just about making money. We didn't start this company to make PayPal 2.0.'

'" Jesse Powell

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018

Company: Kraken

Role: CEO

Volatility in crypto is reflected in the businesses which have been built upon it. Only recently have we seen this volatility with Bitmain, where during the bull run of 2017 the business was generated $billions in revenue and profit, but as the market has corrected, both revenue and profit has seen a sharp fall.

The same can be said for exchanges, in 2017 most could not recruit support staff and engineers fast enough, but recruitment in crypto comes with risk. Exchanges are a honeypot for thieves and hackers with wallets containing vast amounts of crypto wealth. Not only must exchanges protect themselves from outside hackers but they too must be prepared for staff compromising data and wallets.

Under the leadership of Jesse Powell, Kraken has grown to a global team of over 800 people. To ensure smooth operations, Kraken must recruit the right people and develop robust processes to protect the security of the company, while ensuring that they maintain a healthy culture.

As an old-school, early days crypto enthusiast, Jesse has led by example, rebelling against the BitLicense and donating $2m to Coin Center to ensure regulations do not swamp the industry.

In this interview, I talk to Jesse about the journey he has been on growing Kraken, the challenges of building an exchange and broader industry issues from regulation to mainstream journalism.

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SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

Nov 14, 2018

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Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful.

In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure.

Enjoy.

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SAFE Network School episode breaking down the XOR function, and a lot more related to the Routing level of the SAFE Network

Medium article: Why the Internet Needs Evolution (Again)

Proposal for Public Name System using RDF on the SAFE Network

#261 Ben Sharafian & Stefan Thomas: Coil - A New Business Model for the Web

Nov 13, 2018

Description:

The difficulties of compensating content creators for their work has been a driving force of the web for decades. It gave rise to advertising-driven tech giants like Google and Facebook and contributed to the decline of industries like music and publishing. Coil aims to change this and leverage blockchain and the Interledger Protocol to build a new business model for the web.

We were joined by Coil Founder and former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas and Coil Co-Founder Ben Sharifian to discuss their ambitions to change how content is consumed and paid for.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What web monetization isThe difference between web monetization and web paymentsThe negative effects of advertising-driven business modelsWhat the Interledger Protocol (ILP) isThe current state of ILPWhy Stefan and Ben decided to leave Ripple and start CoilThe case for web monetization as an initial use case for CoilThe idea of users paying a fixed bandwidth per second to content creatorsPossible user experiences that could be built on top of CoilHow to bootstrap Coil and get adoption

Links mentioned in this episode:

Coil WebsiteCoil: Building a New Business Model for the WebLayer 3 Is for InteroperabilityTalk about Ripple and Coil at TOA18 - Stefan ThomasE92: Stefan Thomas - Understanding RippleE131: Evan Schwartz & Stefan Thomas - Building the Internet of Payments with Interledger

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The Crypto Show Dr. Craig S Wright & Daniel Krawisz On BCHSV Plus The POSM Algorithm

Nov 13, 2018

Description:

Just days away from the BCH fork we talk with Dr. Craig S Wright about his thoughts on the fork and what he plans to do to maintain control. Craig also shares his thoughts on Bitcoin core, Lightning Networks and the origins of Bitcoin. Daniel Krawisz co-founder of Nakamoto Institute also sit's in for commentary and his take on the POSM algorithm coined by Dr. Wright. (Proof Of Social Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXMCzhwm554We also attempt to discuss Dave Klienman who was also thought to be a "Satoshi". Likewise we make an attempt at discussing the "Tulip Trust"https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6309656/1/kleiman-v-wright/ https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2644014-Tulip-Trust-Redacted.htmld

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What Bitcoin Did #47 Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

Nov 13, 2018

Description:

'œThere are only going to be 21 million coins, there are billions of people in the world, some reasonable percentage of who might find it interesting to own a piece of Bitcoin.'

'" Adam Back

Interview location: London

Interview date: Friday 9th Nov, 2018

Company: Blockstream

Role: CEO

The Bitcoin whitepaper has eight references for eight projects and technologies which enabled and inspired Satoshi Nakamoto to create Bitcoin. One of those references is for Adam Back's Hashcash, a proof-of-work email anti-spam tool.

Adam's credentials as an early Bitcoiner are second to none. Not only is he cited in the whitepaper but his contributions to the early discussions around the development of the protocol are documented at the Nakamoto Institute.

Adam is now CEO of Blockstream, a leading developer of Bitcoin technologies. From sidechains to Lightning to their satellite network, Blockstream building out the commercial infrastructure to take Bitcoin to every corner of the earth.

In this interview, Adam reflects on a decade of Bitcoin with me, comparing and contrasting the early days of with now and explains to me why the whitepaper was different from previous attempts at digital cash. We also discuss the launch of liquid, how sidechains work and what is coming up for Blockstream.

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The Tatiana Show World Crypto Con Las Vegas: Mike Cernovich

Nov 13, 2018

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At the beginning of November, Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, but Michael Cernovich is a little different. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.

Cernovich is a controversial journalist, writer, and filmmaker. Michael has been on the activist scene for years, most recently in support of the 2016 Trump Election and he was instrumental in throwing of the Deploraball in DC. While some may not agree with his politics, most that meet him admit he is a "nice guy." We certainly found him to be kind and interesting, especially in his efforts to support Lyn Ulbricht by sharing the Change.org petition with his half a million Twitter followers. We were very excited to learn (and get an early preview) of his upcoming film "Hoaxed" that exposes the media industry's propaganda and the history of fake news.

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Mike Cernovichis a journalist, author, and filmmaker. Cernovichhas reported everywhere from protests on the streets to the White House. Congressman John Conyers resigned after Cernovich uncovered documents revealing a secret sexual harassment settlement. Cernovich's latest film,Hoaxed, explores fake news, and will premiere on October 20th in Los Angeles.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #9 - The Devil's Excrement

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

"Countries are moving towards knowledge as their main source of income because we can't rely, as a mining country or an oil country, just on our natural resources. We need to definitely take into account how technology is going to be part of the new Venezuela that we're going to rebuild once this ends."

'"Antonio Ledezma

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œThe Devil's Excrement'; in it, we bring you the reality of Venezuela's authoritarian government, what life is like under the veil, and what promises crypto may hold to unlocking a brighter future.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #381 Airdrops and Decentralization without Anonymity

Nov 11, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Andreas Antonopoulos discuss the recent flurry of interest in Airdrops, their history and whether they actually work as advertised.

Later: With smart contract based exchange EtherDelta suddenly the first decentralized exchange to settle with US regulators, the conversation turns to the place of decentralization and anonymity in truly disruptive projects.

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The Crypto Show In Las Vegas With Trace Mayer & Charlie Lee

Nov 11, 2018

Description:

Trace Mayer joins the the show from Coin Agenda in Las Vegas right on the heels of Money 2020 where we caught up with Charlie Lee the creator of Litecoin.Trace covers all of his "Coined" phrases and prediction tools he's so well known for including an anecdote about Dash creator Evan Duffield.Charlie shares his thought's on Litecoin as a test-bed for Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, BCash and much more.

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What Bitcoin Did #46 Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

Nov 9, 2018

Description:

'œHumanity needed to discover what is the best form of money.'

'" Francis Pouliot

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 7th Nov, 2018

Company: Satoshi Portal & Bylls.com

Role: CEO

Crypto tokens have come under increasing scrutiny over a range of issues:

Are they unregistered securities?

Do they hold any intrinsic value?

Can they be a medium of exchange when prices are volatile?

Are they scams?

Francis Pouliet, CEO of Satoshi Portal, recently entered into a Twitter debate with Brave CEO and President, Brendan Eich over the BAT token. Francis questioned both the legality of the ICO and the added friction for users of the Brave browser when using BAT.

In this interview, I discuss the value of tokens with Francis, whether Brave should consider using Bitcoin, the network effect of money and why the value of all tokens will eventually go to zero.

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The Third Web #11 - An Emerging India

Nov 8, 2018

Description:

Recently I visited India representing the DFINITY Foundation. The trip was supported by upstart venture production and consulting group, Dunya Labs, and advocacy group, InCrypt. Those ten days altered my understanding of the way technology manifests products and the driving role the needs of high growth nations will have in defining the digital landscape of tomorrow.

In this episode, I'm joined by co-founder of Dunya Labs, Cathy Guo, and co-founders of InCrypt, Nitin Sharma & Sumukh Shetty. We examine the Indian startup, business and regulatory environments. We also look at the growth of telecommunications infrastructure alongside macro demographic trends and the unique business conditions they create.

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IncryptInvestment, community building, and policy research and advocacy Has produced study and guidance on regulation

Dunya LabsResearch ArmProduct specific researchInfrastructure team connecting applications to protocolsCommunity and incubation

Cathy's BookEntrepreneurial philosophyCorporate responsibilityEmerging tech landscape in IndiaEmerging startup ecosystemThe way that Indian startups create social and economic value

How do you see blockchain technology being deployed in India?Low trust, high administrative friction in IndiaMiddlemen are a big problemDesire for transparency and automationMore data is moved through Indian infrastructure than the USBeginning with banks and private ledgersSupply chain, etc. basic pilots that we are used to seeing in the first phase of blockchain experimentationNext step is public blockchainThis is limited by the regulatory environmentLook at India for talent, users & capital

The 4g RolloutIndia is experiencing a leapfrog effect for technology rollout

Tech companiesIndian tech companies are moving from a service based model through a period of optimizing external business models for the Indian market to a native innovation model where they will begin exporting technologyThere are 18 tech companies valued at over USD1b It is important not to overestimate the Indian consumer baseThere is limited local market protectionismThere may be 1.3 billion people but the number of consumers of tech products may be 30-50 millionUsers can't pay the way that they can in China or the USCompanies survive by being very leanTalent is cheaper, this makes it a good place to launchDeep tech is still limitedNeed funding and educational supportIf we compare the Indian market to where it was 10 years ago you see 10 - 100x growth but it is still an order of magnitude lower than China/USThere is a huge impact in reducing fees on increasing addressable marketAlmost 50% of Indians are under 30Little legacy infrastructure but high web and mobile penetration3 million software developers in India with a 50-70% increase in graduates yoy

LegacyPrimacy of agricultureFear of automation (computers)This has changed

What are the business models that will drive the next generation of Indian unicornsMany current unicorns are already expanding overseasEnterprised focussed, or SaaS companies can be based in india and address markets abroad - Zoho, FreshworksA new crop of SaaS companies are emerging with that modelThis allows the targeting of specific niches because of the lower cost of talentMany blockchain projects fit this model

Engineering EducationTheoreticalLack of innovation focusDesiged to pass you on to a services companyMOOCs and open source are enabling autodidacts and hackers to innovate Tertiary education is of variable quality Brain drain is a major problem

RegulationIndian government is pro-business and pro-innovationHas supported identity and digital payment work State and national government are experimenting with private blockchainPonzi schemes have damaged the support for public blockchainFear of capital flight

Bit Connect took USD3b equiv from India

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The Crypto Show With The Real Paul Puey & Fake Chuck Williams

Nov 8, 2018

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While in Las Vegas at World Crypto Con we were lucky enough to catch up with Paul Puey CEO and creator of Edge Wallet one of our favorites and the official wallet of The Crypto Show so please use the wallet.Joel Valenzuela also sits in with his witty impersonations of Chuck Williams the co-host of our show.Paul shares with us some of the hurdles of adding new coins to the Edge multi-coin wallet especially in regards to Monero's new Bullet Proofs protocol. Paul is long time friend of the show and this episode was a lot of fun for us.

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Technology & Choice #38, The Mid-Terms Through the Looking Glass

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or "Looking Glass") of Technology and Choice as a tool.

There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet so polarized at the same time. Whether you hold to the old Chinese curse ("May you live in Interesting Times") or not, there is no question that we do live in interesting times.

While a listener may be able to guess the co-hosts' political inclinations, this episode is not about that. It's actually much more about what we all have in common, and how the interplay of technology and choice can help us understand what's happening and effectively use technology to magnify our individual and collective influence.

Links

Robert's Free Satire Collection

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Q - The Plan to Change the World

Music

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#260 : Devcon4 Recap - From HODL to BUIDL

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

It's that time of year again, Devcon time! Just as the conference was wrapping up, we sat down at the Prague Congress Center for a Devcon4 recap. Join Brian, Friederike, Sebastien, and a surprise guest host as we share our thoughts on the event, and how the Ethereum ecosystem has evolved since we last met in Cancun.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Devcon4 compared to Devcon3Changes to the Ethereum Foundation managementSerenity (Ethereum 2.0) roadmapThe shift from HODL to BUIDLThe apparent departure of ICOs from the landscapeThe growth of grant programsBrian's talk at the Generalized Mining panelThis year's emphasis on securityWeb3 Summit in Berlin the previous week

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What Bitcoin Did #45 Fixing Online Advertising With Brendan Eich

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

'œThe system is so lacking in integrity, at least 20% of $100bn is going to fraud.'

'" Brendan Eich

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 2nd November

Company: Brave & Basic Attention Token

Role: CEO/President

The online advertising model is broken all parties are hurting:

Users encounter a degraded experience as web pages take longer to load - leading to an increase in mobile data charges

Publishers are losing revenue to fraud, and ad blockers are reducing the reach of campaigns

Advertisers lack good information on who they are advertising to, and their ads are appearing on fake websites

Brave is attempting to fix this, but not without controversy. Brave is growing as users are increasingly demanding greater online privacy and the tools which Brave uses to block scripts and ads is improving the experience for users, but this, in turn, is causing problems for advertisers and publishers.

Brave is attempting to change the model by changing the relationship between the three parties, ensuring that only ads that real people see on real sites are paid for, and providing a better distribution of income. The controversy comes with the Basic Attention Token, which Bitcoin maximalists have regularly criticized, both for the ICO issuance process and whether the token has any value for users.

Brave faces an uphill task in convincing people to use the token which arguably adds friction for all parties. In this interview, I talk with CEO and President of Brave, Brendan Eich about his rich history in tech, why he built the Brave browser and some of the controversies around the token.

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What Bitcoin Did #44 Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen

Nov 5, 2018

Description:

'œOne of the great weaknesses of the human species is we have this belief of a perfect world.'

'" Steve Keen

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 29th October

Project: Debunking Economics

Steve Keen is challenging modern economic theory which led us into the 2008 crisis. With his two books: Debunking Economics and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis, Steve outlines the inherent flaws in the capitalist system which are required to make them work.

Bitcoin is often praised by proponents of Austrian Economics, but Steve believes that Bitcoin will fail due to flaws in the protocol design. In this interview I talk to Steve about why the 2008 financial crisis happens, the flaws in the current capitalist model and what Steve like and dislikes about cryptocurrencies.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #380 UberCoin or OpenUber?

Nov 4, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine for a wide ranging discussion on adaptation, mimicry and how we might eventually arrive in a truly distributed sharing economy.

During the episode, we run a brief quote from Bill Barhydt on LTB367 - You can listen to that full episode here

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The Bitcoin Game #60: Dr. Adam Back Part 2 - Liquid

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

Welcome to episode 60 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge.

And if you missed the first part of my interview, give episode 59 a listen to hear a great Cypherpunk history lesson.

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First half of our interview (The Bitcoin Game #59)
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Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
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Dr. Back's Info Page
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Blockstream
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Lightning Network White Paper by Joseph Poon & Thaddeus Dryja
https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

Duplex Micropayment Channels by Christian Decker & Roger Wattenhofer
https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/716b955c130e6c703fac336ea17b1670/duplex-micropayment-channels.pdf

ETHZ (where Christian Decker earned his Bitcoin PhD)
https://www.ethz.ch/de.html

Rusty Russell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Russell

C-Lightning
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning

Liquid
https://blockstream.com/liquid

Liquid Assets
https://blockstream.com/2018/07/02/liquid-issued-assets

Confidential Transactions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

ERC-20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERC-20

Counterparty
https://counterparty.io/docs/faq-xcp

UTXO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unspent_transaction_output

Bulletproofs
https://crypto.stanford.edu/bulletproofshttps://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf

Tether
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)

Proof of Burn
https://www.coinbureau.com/education/proof-of-burn-explained

Public Key vs. Public Address
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3filud/whats_the_difference_between_public_key_and

Lamport Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamport_signature

The Byzantine Generals Problem
https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf

Schnorr Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature

ECDSA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_Curve_Digital_Signature_Algorithm

Denial-of-Service Attack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

Tor
https://www.torproject.org

Liquid Block Explorer
https://blockstream.com/2018/08/02/accelerating-liquid-adoption-liquid-block-explorer

NBitcoin by Nicolas Dorier
https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/768412/NBitcoin-The-most-complete-Bitcoin-port-Part-Crypt

Green Address Wallet
https://greenaddress.it

KYC Compliance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_your_customer

Paul Sztorc talks about Sidechains, Drivechain, Liquid
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-377-sidechains-drivechains-and-the-apple-store

RootStock
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RootStock

Spark Lightning Wallet by Nadav Ivgi
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/spark-new-gui-lightning-wallet-bitcoin-now-available-download

Lightning Splice-In, Splice Out (and more)
https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/day-2-of-the-chaincode-labs-lightning-residency-669aecab5f16

SPV Wallet
https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Simplified_Payment_Verification

Neutrino Lite Bitcoin Client
https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/blob/master/README.md

Lightning Watchtower
https://www.coindesk.com/laolu-building-watchtower-fight-bitcoin-lightning-fraud/

ABCore by Lawrence Nahum (BTC full node on Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenaddress.abcore

Hardware Wallet
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hardware_wallet

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CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

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What Bitcoin Did #43 Dan Held on Bitcoin's Immaculate Conception

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

'œI think the world becomes a better place when we stop asking for permission and start building.'

'" Dan Held

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 25th October

Company: Picks & Shovels

Role: Co-founder and Director of BD

It is 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper, and in that time the protocol has survived so much: state-level bans, the Mt. Gox collapse, the closing of the Silk Road and civil war to name a few. Bitcoin has survived and is a +$100bn network, changing the rules and nature of money.

In this bonus release, I talk with Dan Held from Picks and Shovels about Bitcoin's immaculate conception.

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#259 Gavin Wood: Substrate, Polkadot and the Case for On-Chain Governance

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

From one of the main Ethereum clients, to Polkadot to Substrate; Parity has become exceptional at developing successful open-source blockchain projects. Their latest effort Substrate provides a framework to easily create custom blockchains. Building on cutting-edge technologies like Web Assembly, Substrate also offers automated on-chain upgrades.

We were joined by Gavin Wood, who was previously co-founder and CTO of Ethereum and founded Parity. We talked about the early Ethereum days, how Parity got started, Substrate, Polkadot and his views on on-chain governance.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The genesis story of EthereumWhy Gavin prefers reasoning from first principles to readingHow Parity shunned Silicon Valley principles to build an developer-driven companyWhy they decided to work on a scalable blockchain from scratch instead of improving EthereumAn overview of SubstrateThe relationship between Substrate and PolkadotHow Substrate allows switching consensus in a live blockchainWhy Ethereum's governance process is centralizedPolkadot and the case for on-chain governance

Links mentioned in this episode:

Parity Technologies WebsitePolkadot WebsiteE199 - Peter Czaban - Polkadot: The Internet of Blockchain NetworksSubstrate: A Rustic Vision for Polkadot by Gavin Wood at Web3 Summit 2018Substrate in a nutshellWhat is Substrate?How Polkadot tackles the biggest problems facing blockchain innovatorsSubstrate testnet launchedEpicenter episode from 2014 with Gavin Wood about Ethereum & Ether Sale

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SAFE Crossroads #45, Approaches to Alpha 3, with Nikita Baksalyar

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust").

How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare computer resources?

The demands are high. Will Crust be up to the job?

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

MaidSafe

safenetwork.tech

SAFE Network community forum

David Irvine's post mentioned

Medium article -- "SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone"

SAFE Crossroads Podcast #22 SAFE School, Class V, Connecting All

MaidSafe Dev Update release of PARSEC

SAFE Crossroads #43, PARSEC - Efficient, Provable Consensus Has Arrived, with Pierre Chevalier

SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bart…'omiej Kami…"ski

SAFE Crossroads subscription links

What Bitcoin Did #42 Crypto Custody With Jeremy Welch & Alena Vranova

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

'œBitcoin does form the dominant position, it has the most hash power, it is the currency in terms of design, decentralisation, or ability for governments or corporate actors to control it, it is the strongest, therefor everything relies on Bitcoin's survival.'

'" Jeremy Welch

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Saturday 27th October

Company: Casa

Role: Founder (Jeremy Welch), Strategy (Alena Vranova)

As the value of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies increase, custody has become an increasingly important and sophisticated part of self-sovereignty. The freedom and ease at which cryptocurrencies can be transferred also makes them a honeypot for hackers, coupled with immutable records, there is little recourse should your funds be stolen.

People hold their cryptocurrencies in a variety of wallets, from paper to hardware but these still expose vulnerabilities. From lost seed phrases to personal attacks, there is a demand in the market for more sophisticated custody solutions, and Casa is leading the way in developing the space.

With their central three-of-five management solution, Casa has targeted those with significant portfolios, but with the release of their Bitcoin full node and lightning node they are opening up options to more customers.

In this interview, I talk with Casa founder, Jeremy Welch and strategy lead, Alena Vranova (previously Trezor) about how the Casa solution works, the challenges of managing custody and why design is central to everything they do.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #8 - The Great Firewall

Oct 29, 2018

Description:

"We have to learn from history and we want people to understand to not forget about history, what lessons we have to learn, and to make a new impact on society."

'"Fang Zheng

"If the hope for Google in 2010 was, if we pull out of this market, maybe it'll encourage them [China] to reform. If that was the hope, that has definitely not come to pass and if anything the opposite has happened."

'"Megha Rajagopalan

"If the Chinese government comes to me and says 'hand me over a user's data and everything you have on them', I have nothing on them because Graphite doesn't have any servers, doesn't have a database and the user stores all of the data himself and is encrypted. So even if I could point a government to where the data is located, it would be encrypted and the user is literally the only person that can decrypt it."

'"Justin Hunter

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œThe Great Firewall'; in it, we bring you the story of how, for better or worse, technological innovations and the rule of law have influenced China's cultural present and past.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @TheLTBNetwork.

This episode is sponsored by: Distributed Health 2018

Music by David Berges via Pond5.

What Bitcoin Did #41 Bitmain's IPO With Samson Mow & Katherine Wu

Oct 27, 2018

Description:

'œI think that they don't want to IPO right now, but they have no choice because they raised with the expectation that they would IPO, so they had to file and it had to look good, or as good as they could make it look.'

'" Samson Mow

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 18th October

Company: Blockstream (Samson Mow), Messari (Katherine Wu)

Role: Chief Strategy Office (Samson Mow), Director of Business Development (Katherine Wu)

The Bitmain IPO was to be the largest in history. Riding the 2017 bull run, Bitmain delivered staggering growth numbers with $billions in revenue and profit, but the bear market crash of 2018 has exposed fragilities in the business and raised many concerns with operations and strategy.

Coindesk reported this week that investors received false information around the most recent funding round, this alongside the significant questions surrounding the balance sheet, faltering innovation and the decision to support and prop up the price of Bitcoin Cash is casting a shadow over the IPO.

In this interview, I discuss the IPO and the state of Bitmain with Blockstream's Samson Mow and Messari's Katherine Wu.

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The Third Web #10 - Jack du Rose, Colony & Coase

Oct 27, 2018

Description:

In 2015 I interviewed Jack du Rose about Colony - his autonomous platform that could track contribution to a common enterprse and reward tokens representing stake in said enterprise. Three years and two private betas on, we hear from Jack about his experience building a system to revolutionize the way we work together.

Part of what makes Colony facinating is to see the enormity of the events that have taken place in the years since it's conception and how in spite of these events, the process of product design has proceeded in a linear and systematic fashion, uninfluenced by the white hot speculative market.

Colony is preparing to go live this year if you'd like to learn more visit colony.io,

or follow on twitter https://twitter.com/joincolony

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The Bitcoin Game #59: Dr. Adam Back

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Welcome to episode 59 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin.

EPISODE LINKS

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page
http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream
https://blockstream.com

Malta (Crypto-friendly)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/how-malta-became-a-hub-of-the-cryptocurrency-world-quicktake

Dr. Back's First Computers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

PGP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

Cypherpunks Mailing List
https://cryptoanarchy.wiki/getting-started/what-is-the-cypherpunks-mailing-list

Adam's Credential Library for Ecash & DigiCash
http://cypherspace.org/credlib

David Chaum's Ecash
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecash

Stefan Brands' DigiCash
'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiCash

Adam Back's Eternity
http://www.cypherspace.org/eternity

Usenet News
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

Pseudonymous Remailers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonymous_remailer

Hal Finney (integrated PGP into remailers)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Finney_(computer_scientist)

Adam Back's Hashcash
'http://www.hashcash.org

Spam Assassin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_SpamAssassin

Microsoft Digital Postmarks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Postmarks

SYN Cookies, by Dan Bernstein
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SYN_cookies

Pricing via Processing or Combatting Junk Mail (PDF)
http://www.hashcash.org/papers/pvp.pdf

Old communication between Peter Todd, Adam Back and Hal Finney
https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/bluesky/2001-March.txt

Wei Dai's B-Money
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/B-money

Nick Szabo's Bit Gold
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Szabo#Bit_gold

Hal Finney's RPOW - Reusable Proof of Work
https://nakamotoinstitute.org/finney/rpow/index.html

TPM - Trusted Platform Module
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module

Confidential Transactions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

Elements (Sidechain)
https://elementsproject.org

Liquid (Sidechain)
https://blockstream.com/liquid

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For more information, visit:‚health.distributed.com‚and use the promo code: BTCGAME20 to secure a 20% discount!

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

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CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address:
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The Crypto Show Money2020 Meets CommieCon, Sterlin Lujan , Christina Tobin & Kenn Boask Plus Omar Syed Of Shardus.com

Oct 24, 2018

Description:

Today we round up our guests from 2 different conferences, Money 2020 and Politicon to talk about Money and Politics. Our guests are Sterlin Lujan and Christina Tobin from Politicon and Kenn Bosak at Money2020. We also have an additional interview from Omar Saed from Shardus

Sponsored by: Dash, Stamp.com, Texas Bitcoin Conference WorldCryptoCon Anarchapulco

Always use the coupon code: crypto with any of our sponsors for discounts or specials.

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Technology & Choice #37, What is the Semantic Web? with Jonas Smedegaard

Oct 24, 2018

Description:

Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage?

In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used.

Links

Solidbox site

Prior episode with Jonas

Technology & Choice Subscription page

Music

Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

#258 Monica Quaintance: Kadena - Public and Permissioned Blockchains that Scale

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

We're joined by Monica Quaintance, Head of Engineering and Adoption at Kadena. While most companies providing enterprise solutions focus primarily on permissioned systems, Kadena is building both a public network protocol and private blockchain infrastructure. Their Chainweb protocol will soon launch as a public network and smart contract platform. The company claims their novel approach to proof of work offers enormous gains on transaction throughput, even at scale, while benefiting from the same security as Bitcoin. Alongside Chainwebs, Kadena is building a permissioned protocol more suited for enterprise applications in insurance and finance.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Monica's background at the SECThe genesis of Kadena and why the founders left JP MorganKadena's unique approach to building both public and permissioned protocolsThe Chainweb protocol and it's approach to proof of workThe incentive mechanisms in ChainwebHow Chainweb protects itself against common attack vectorsThe PACT smart contract languageKadena's enterprise blockchain offeringThe company's go-to-market strategy and business model

Links mentioned in this episode:

Kadena WebsiteChainweb WhitepaperChainWeb Protocol Security Calculations White PaperKadena White PaperConfidentiality in Private Blockchain White PaperThe Pact Smart-Contract Language White Paper

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What Bitcoin Did #40 An Interview with Jameson Lopp

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

'œIf you want to protect yourself from this over arching legal system then you will want to hide as much of your activity as possible.'

'" Jameson Lopp

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 18th October

In his book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, George Orwell wrote about a dystopian future where the government subjects the population to omnipresent surveillance. That day is here, but the surveillance isn't just that it's operated by the government; from Google scanning emails to Amazon recording your conversations with Alexa, Silicon Valley behemoths, hungry for data to provide their clients with more innovative advertising solutions are operating surveillance operations of there own.

These advertising solutions range from the innocent use of location data to recommend nearby restaurants to the more sinister use of data to influence elections, as seen with the Cambridge Analytics scandal.

There is a small but growing group of people who are rejecting this form of surveillance and business is responding. Privacy tools have gone from niche to standard. Opera includes a built-in VPN, Brave blocks ads and allows for Tor tabs for anonymous browsing and DuckDuckGo has placed personal privacy at the centre of search.

A lack of privacy protection can lead to a multitude of problems:

Hacking

Personal attacks

Extortion

Unwanted attention

Damaged careers

Despite the risks of not taking control of your privacy, there is still a general lazy attitude towards it. Integrating privacy as standard and simplifying the user experience is why companies such as Brave and DuckDuckGo are growing. They are making privacy easy.

In this interview, I welcome back Jameson Lopp to talk about his approach to privacy and his recent Medium post on the subject: A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal - How to reclaim your privacy in the surveillance age, as well as Jameson updating me on progress at Casa.

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The Tatiana Show: Naomi Brockwell & Kevin Mckernan

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

About the Guests:

Kevin has spent his career researching and developing various DNA sequencing technologies in both the research and clinical industries. Additionally, Kevin has had a parallel interest in driving the tools used for personalized medicine into the world of cannabis medicine. Kevin believes the intersection of personalized medicine, genomics, blockchains and cannabis is one of the most exciting growth opportunities in our lifetime.

Kevin is the CSO and Founder of Medicinal Genomics and has pioneered the genomics of cannabis and hemp to build a stronger scientific environment (Kannapedia.net) for the study of cannabis based therapeutics and blockchain technologies for tracking and verifying cannabis genetics. Previously, Kevin was the CSO of Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., and held the position of Vice President and Director of R&D of Life Technologies where he managed the development of Life Technologies next generation SOLID sequencing technology. Integral to the SOLID R&D process, Kevin oversaw over 100 research collaborations exploring the new biological frontiers with next generation sequencing and saw particular excitement and traction in human tumor sequencing. Kevin initiated an R&D project to investigate chemFET semiconductor based DNA sequencing and spearheaded a process to acquire the DNA sequencing company Ion Torrent for $350M. These collaborations resulted in hundreds of publications and 7 journal covers from Science Translational Medicine to Nature.

Kevin was the President and CSO of Agencourt Personal Genomics, a startup company he co-founded in 2005 to invent revolutionary sequencing technologies that dropped the cost of sequencing a human genome from $300M to $3,000; a 100,000-fold improvement in sequencing speed and cost in a few years. Kevin oversaw the growth and research of APG until it was sold to Applied BioSystems. In 2000, Kevin Co-Founded Agencourt Biosciences Corporation and acted as the CSO until 2005 where it was acquired by Beckman Coulter. From 1996 to 2000 Kevin managed the Research and Development for the Human Genome Project at Whitehead Institute/MIT resulting in several patents for nucleic acid purification. Kevin holds a B.S. in Biology from Emory University with a focus on cloning and expressing Norepinephrine Transporters. When not decoding DNA and unraveling the mysteries of cannabis medicine, Kevin enjoys boating, skiing, and gardening.

Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.

Naomi is the co-founder of The Soho Forum, on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, and in 2017 was awarded Uber's "Young Libertarian of the Year" at the Friedman Conference.

She has produced numerous award-winning feature films, including the 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Winner of Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival), Audition (Best documentary, Lone Star Film Festival) and the Lionsgate thriller, Subconscious.

Check out her daily videos at Youtube.com/NaomiBrockwellTV

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Distributed Dialogues EP #7 - Cambodia and the Fall of its Free Press

Oct 22, 2018

Description:

"I think you need to keep alive some sort of a citizen journalist concept, so that eventually, if there is some kind of a civil-society movement, there's something to hold it together, a glue that will hold it together."

'"David Andelman

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œCambodia and the Fall of its Free Press'; in it, we bring you the story of Cambodia's civil war and its current need for citizen journalists.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @TheLTBNetwork.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #379 Tether, ICOs and STOs

Oct 21, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine for an update on the "Stablecoin" Equilibrium, followed by an in-depth conversation about the past, present and future of Initial Coin Offerings and "Securitized Token Offerings"

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The Crypto Show: Marco Peereboom Of Decred, Ladar Levison Lavabit And Joseph Akintolayo From Yourex.io

Oct 21, 2018

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We kick it off with Marco from Decred talking about the latest news the history of the first atomic swap that was generated by Litecoin and Decred. Plus the details of the Decred track as Platinum Sponsor of the Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin Texas October 27th & 28th.Then Ladar Levison creator of Lavabit who bared the brunt of the governments wrath for being Edward Snowdens email provider, talks about Lavabit's rebirth powered by what Ladar touts as DarkMail.Finally Joseph Akintolayo creator of A very user-friendly exchange/wallet that also provides one touch masternode services, Yourex.io

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What Bitcoin Did #39 An Interview with Giacomo Zucco

Oct 19, 2018

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'œEthereum itself is not an experiment in something new, because they tried to implement any bad idea that was already discussed with Bitcoin in 2013.'

'" Giacomo Zucco

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Giacomo Zucco is a proud Bitcoin Maximalist, and his presentation on the subject at the Honey Badger conference in Riga led to mixed reactions. Some called out the stupidity of Bitcoin Maximalism specifically concerning his slide: The Four Universal Truths of Bitcoin Maximalism:

Everything which is not Bitcoin is a scam!

Every attempt at changing Bitcoin is a scam!

Every attempt at pushing people to spend Bitcoin is a scam!

We shouldn't be nice to scammers!

While the slide was part tongue in cheek, and I suspect point 3 was trolling Bitcoin Cash supporters, many took this as a strict doctrine of Bitcoin Maximalism and attacked Giacomo for it. Bitcoin Cash is indeed under threat, the Bitmain IPO has identified how much Bitmain accepting and buying BCH is supporting the price, and outside of Bitcoin, very few projects have managed to demonstrate use case or adoption.

Even with Bitcoin, there are no coiners who attack the entire crypto space, chief amongst the naysayers is Nouriel Roubini, who last week declared war on crypto with his testimony to Congress. The disappointing thing about Nouriel's presentation was that he made many good points, but became lost amongst exaggerations and falsities.

In this interview, I discuss Nouriel's testimony with Giacomo Zucco, the disservice he did himself with how he presented his arguments and what Giacomo and I agreed and disagreed with. We also discuss:

The B Foundation

Brexit

Monero

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#257 Kevin Owocki: Gitcoin - Aligning Incentives in Open-Source Development

Oct 17, 2018

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Building open source software is a collaborative process which relies on good faith and willingness of volunteers. While most of the software we use daily relies heavily on open-source libraries, incentive models are broken. Repo maintainers are eager to see their projects evolve, but have little leverage to encourage developers to contribue. And projects contributors create enormous value by dedicating their time and expertise while getting little in return. Both open and closed-source projects utilize bountied to source engineering talent. Combined with blockchain technologies, there is a potential to create efficient, two-sided markets which align incentives for all participants.

We're joined by Kevin Owocki, who is the Founder of Gitcoin. The Ethereum-based platform leverages the open source community to incentivize and monetize work, remunerating developers for pull requests made to projects. Gitcoin was itself built using Gitcoin and is today facilitating bug bounty payments for dozens of blockchain projects. At the time of writing, over 200 projects have used the platform to distribute over $340,000 in bounties to developers. As Gitcoin continues to grow, the goal is to expand its reach to the broader open-source ecosystem.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Kevin's background as a software engineerThe fundamental challenges in open-source development and fundingWhat is Gitcoin and how it addresses incentive alignmentHow Gitcoin works from the perspective of both project funders and contributorsThe platforms usage statistics (projects funded, contributors, bounties paid, etc.)How Gitcoin may be used to fund closed-source bountied and public goodsKevin's proposal for recurring payments in Ethereum (EIP1337/ERC948)How Gitcoin is funded and the project's business modelGitcoin's roadmap moving forward

Links mentioned in this episode:

Gitcoin websiteGitcoin leaderboard and top earnersGitcoin stats1337 AllianceEIP 1337 - Subscriptions on the blockchainERC948 - Recurring Subscription Models on EthereumDelphi Systems

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What Bitcoin Did #38 An Interview with Nic Carter

Oct 12, 2018

Description:

'œMoney might be the only case where you desperately need to radically decentralise the set of people who can create and have influence over the creation schedule.'

'" Nic Carter

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Union Square Ventures posted a blog post this week titled The Myth of the Infrastructure Phase, shining a light on the imbalance between infrastructure work in crypto and DApp usage. There is an abundance of blockchain scaling projects, alternative currencies and governance protocols but a distinct lack of users. Why is this? Are people solving problems which do not exist? Is this a speculative land grab? How will this all play out?

In this interview, I talk to Nic Carter, a partner at Castle Island Ventures, who invest in equity deals for companies building on public blockchains, specifically Bitcoin.

We question a number of crypto related topics including:

Token models

The obsession with blockchains

What is the point of on-chain governance

Whether the web 3.0 stack is a thing

Mining centralisation

Bitcoin privacy

Realised cap as an economic model for Bitcoin

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The Crypto Show: Space-X Co-founder Jim Cantrell & David Johnston Of Factom

Oct 12, 2018

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On today's show we're very honored to have Jim Cantrell Co-founder of Space-X and Vector Space. Jim's son is Colin Cantrell creator of Nexus Earth which is where Jim draws his interest in crypto. Jim gives his account of the private space industry and where crypto fit's in. 'Jim also shares some personal anecdotes about Elon Musk and how it was almost a Maserati in space instead of a Tesla.'Then David Johnson joins in to discuss not only Factom but Cointext a new method of sending crypto to anyone that can receive an SMS.

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#256 Aleksandr Bulkin & Jake Brukhman: CoinFund - Crypto-Investing by Community Building

Oct 11, 2018

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CoinFund is one of the earliest crypto-funds to have taken shape, forming in early 2016. The fund is well known for running an active Community Slack, conducting great podcast interviews with cryptocurrency projects and an emphasis on building network nodes / services.

We are joined by Jake Brukhman, CEO, and Alexander Bulkin, Chief Alchemist, to discuss their latest thoughts on investing in the cryptocurrency space. We cover a wide variety of themes such as their opinions on the 'œfat protocol hypothesis,' thesis on value capture in the cryptocurrency space, their efforts to build network nodes; and their effort to build an open source token-less technology that allows entrepreneurs to launch their blockchains.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Coinfund's historyWhat is a cryptofund?Coinfund approach to investing in the cryptocurrency spaceGeneralised mining - what it is, and how it offers cryptofunds a competitive advantageThe ADAPT toolkit - a tokenless toolkit for rapid blockchain innovation

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CoinFund SlackCoinFund interviewsThe ADAPT projectFat protocols are not an investment thesisGeneralised miningCoinFund Twitter

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Bitcoins and Gravy EP #104: The Crimes of Christopher Columbus Exposed!

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

In this episode, in celebration of Columbus Day, I reveal the true Christopher Columbus - the world famous mariner, explorer, murderer, rapist and slave master. We'll dig a bit deeper than our public school history books to find out the truth about how the early Spanish were some of the true early terrorists in the Americas.

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The Tatiana Show: Matt Asher & Bill Ottman

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Topics include:

-- Social Media Platforms
-- Online Identity Management
-- Decentralized Publishing
-- Free Speech
-- Censorship
-- Privacy
-- Hate Speech and Internet Trolls
-- Technical Features of Blockchain-Based Projects

As a musician and an activist, I've used social media to varying degrees of success. But we have entered an era in which we are facing a lot of simple obstacles to reaching audiences on our social media platforms, as well as outright censorship and banning. So I'm happy for the chance to speak with two innovators in the blockchain social media landscape.

Bill Ottman is co-founder and CEO of Minds.com, a crypto social network.

Matt Asher is founder of Before the Ban, a decentralized service for online identity preservation.

Through their projects, they are pushing back on the limits and failures of social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and concretizing values of user control, decentralization, free speech, and privacy.

Matt recently released the white paper for Before The Ban, so I hope people will check it out. And I'm already making my 2nd post on Minds.com for this episode!

Are you frustrated by your user experience on social media? Have you thought about using alternative platforms? Why or why not? Have you ever been banned? Do you have trouble gaining the reach and attention for your posts that you want? Comment below!

Finally, a quick message from our sponsor. BTC Inc is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Distributed Health, November 5-6 in Nashville, TN.They have a killer speaker line up and have a wonderful home team putting it on based right in the heart of Nashville! This is the first conference to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the healthcare industry. Now, in its third year, this two-day event is an opportunity for all members of the ecosystem, including payers, providers, law makers, retailers, investors and innovators, to reshape the future of healthcare. For more information, visit: health.distributed.com and use the promo code: TATIANA20 to secure a 20% discount!

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LTB #378 - The Petro inside Venezuela & Schnorr Signatures

Oct 7, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Christian Garcia is back with his latest correspondent from within hyperinflating Venezuela. This time he looks into controversial government "cryptocurrency": the Petro. See the full shownotes for his tipping information, the articles and links referenced during his report.

After the break, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine talk Schnorr Signatures, a seemingly non-controversial coming upgrade which will introduce major blockchain performance optimizations and enhanced privacy features.

Other Links mentioned during the episode:

Profile of Gabriel Jimenez on AP.Maduro's cryptocurrency '˜genius' once pushed US sanctionshttps://apnews.com/67f2153648a648aca9f35d7f73966c4f

Brian's report on Reuters.Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be foundhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cryptocurrency-venezuela-specialrepor/special-report-in-venezuela-new-cryptocurrency-is-nowhere-to-be-found-idUSKCN1LF15U

Armando Info's interview to Fedor Bogorodskiy (In Spanish and behind a paywall).El Petro es el hijo malquerido de dos rusos muy cercanos al escƒndalo.https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442

The documents leaked by Maibor Petit (In Spanish).Maibort Petit: Superintendente de Criptoactivos entregƒ el absoluto control del Petro a Social US C.A.https://maibortpetit.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/maibort-petit-superintendente-de-criptoactivos-entrego-el-absoluto-control-del-petro-a-social-us-c-a/

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What Bitcoin Did #37 An Interview with Jimmy Song

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

'œThis is why proof of work needs to be expensive, if it is cheap you can roll back things easily. You want it to be very difficult to change history. The only way to make it difficult to change history is to make the process of writing the current history very expensive.'

'" Jimmy Song

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 1st October 2018

The recent Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, received considerable amounts of alarmist press, 'œFor less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network,' 'œThe most catastrophic bug in recent years, and certainly one of the most catastrophic bugs in Bitcoin ever.' Despite these claims, few looked into the detail of the bug and the game theory behind executing an attack.

Code has bugs; code has always had bugs, rather than focus on criticising developers it is important to assess how it happened, why it happened and how to avoid similar problems in the future. Alongside process, it is also important to not just analyse the potential damage a bug can cause but also the game theory behind an attack.

While the founder of the bug, Awemany, used his discovery of the bug to launch a scathing and personal attack on Bitcoin, Jimmy Song analysed the bug, how it could be exploited and the game theory behind such an attack.

This week I caught up with Jimmy to discuss his findings, and also:

State level attacks

Mining centralisation

51% attack game theory

Why proof of work needs to be expensive

How non-techies can support Bitcoin

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#255 Kathleen Breitman & Arthur Breitman: Tezos - The Long Road Towards A Digital Commonwealth

Oct 5, 2018

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The Tezos whitepaper, published in 2014, anticipated several areas that would become major issues for blockchain networks. Especially around governance and smart contract security, Tezos proposed original solutions. The project later went on to raise $232m in the biggest token sale at the time. Recently, the Tezos network launched as the first of a wave of innovative next-generation blockchain networks.

We were joined by Tezos co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman to discuss the history of the project, how the network functions today and how it could develop going forward.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What inspired the original Tezos vision from 2014The critical importance of formal verification and governanceWhy Arthur thinks the blockchain scalability problem is overratedThe case against decentralized applicationsWhy the ability to evolve and adopt new features is critical for Tezos successTezos' Proof-of-Stake and emerging baking ecosystemThe Tezos Foundation drama and Johann GeversThe relationship between their company DLS and the Tezos Foundation

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Tezos WebsiteE136 - Tezos '" A Self-Amending Crypto-LedgerTezos WhitepaperThe $1 Billion Tezos Blockchain Is Officially Launching MondayInside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIREDTezos Twitter

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The Crypto Show Pegging Gold & Merchant Adoption With Joshua Scigala & Joel Valenzuela

Oct 2, 2018

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Today Josh Scigala of Vaultoro joins in to talk about the idea of gold and crypto joining forces to create a more portable and more easily divisible method of gold bugging. Then Joel Valenzuela of Dash Force News joins in to discuss merchant adoption for crypto and why the Dash team in Venezuela is so successful in that regard.

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The Tatiana Show- Frederick Steinmann, Lyn Ulbricht, Chris Eley & Rafael Hauxley

Oct 1, 2018

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About the Guests:

Lyn Ulbrichtis the mother ofRoss Ulbricht, a peaceful 33-year old and alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges.

Since Ross' arrest Lyn has strived to direct awareness beyond the sensationalism to issues at stake and how the case impacts freedom in the digital age. She has spoken at numerous events; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows, including Reason TV, CNN, HuffPost Live and Fox; and conducted interviews with major and alternative media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Guardian. She is also featured in the documentary Deep Web.

When not working to raise awareness, Lyn focuses on raising funds for Ross's appeal throughwww.freeross.org

Frederick Steinmannhas advised early stage tech, media and crypto companies in matters of accounting, finance, tax, strategy and business development. From 2004-2007 Fred worked at Cohn Reznick on music, media, tech and hospitality clients. At the 7 years Fred spent at Blackstone implemented technology and processes to scale from a private company to a public company and was a key member of the finance team. Fred first learned about Ethereum in 2016, but did not buy, at a crowd funding conference at Baruch College. In October 2017 Fred decided to go all in with implementation of Blockchain technology to rebuild the Financial infrastructure in the Media & Entertainment industries. It is Fred's mission to find new ways to discover talent and create new financial eco system. Fred joinedMondo.NYCin February 2017 and is a partner responsible to find and develop business relationships, operations, strategy and finance.

Christopher Eleyis a chemist turned nuclear engineer, turned web developer, turned crypto sales guy.

Rafael Hauxleytraveled around the world ' On 1 Bitcoin. 18 countries, 12 months, 1 Bitcoin.

Rafael was born in Poland, grew up in Portland. Just a few letters different '” but worlds apart. He learned about Bitcoin in 2011 '” he didn't understand until all the way in 2017. Since then he dedicated his resources, passion, and curiosity to the blockchain '” and how it'll give people around the world true financial freedom.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #377 Sidechains, Drivechains and the Apple Store

Sep 30, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by returning guest Paul Sztorc for a look at the past, present and future of Sidechains and the now-on-testnet "Drivechain" token recovery mechanism.

Apple Store Robbery

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BitcoinHivemind.comDrivechain.infoTruthcoin.infoEpisode 99 from early 2014 with Dr. Adam Back and then-blockstream co-founder Austin Hill

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What Bitcoin Did #36 An Interview with Caitlin Long & Saifedean Ammous

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

'œNegative interest rates are purely a construct of the artificiality of the monetary system. There is going to a major bond crash - the challenge is that this could be years if not decades away, or it could be tomorrow.'

'" Caitlin Long

'œWhat is going to be interesting in the next crisis is whether Bitcoin behaves as a speculative asset. Will people exit it towards more safer, more liquid assets like the Dollar or gold, or whether it is going to behave more like safe haven asset itself, and people will be exiting other things, particularly the altcoins for the relative safety and liquidity of Bitcoin.'

'" Saifedean Ammous

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Fri 21st September 2018

Following the 2008 market crash, analysts are highlighting new risks for the global economy with rising government debt presenting a risk of a bond crash. The last 12 months have also seen a fall in the value of the local currency in countries such as Iran, Turkey and Venezuela. Data from Local Bitcoin's highlights that in failing economies, Bitcoin is often seen as a safe haven.

Bitcoin is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy with regulators and Wall Street coming to the table.

In this episode, I talk with the author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous and Wall Street veteran, Caitlin Long. We discuss:

The state of the global economy

Keynesian economics

Negative interest rates

Deregulation of the banking industry KYC/AML

The Bank Secrecy Act

Privacy and is it dangerous for Bitcoin

Rehypothecation

Fractional reserve Bitcoin

Implications of Wall Street adoption of Bitcoin

How the Bitcoin revolution will happen

Cross-border payments with Bitcoin

Liverpool winning the Premier League

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The Third Web #5 - Zilliqa & Singapore

Sep 26, 2018

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Zilliqa is a Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance based, public, programmable blockchain platform that uses Proof of Work as a syble resistance mechanism. Combining PBFT and PoW is a brilliant trick to bring the state finality required for scaling through network and state sharding. Amrit Kumar, Head of Research, and Xinshu Dong, CEO, offer an overview of the project. At the same time, we learn from two of Singapore's innovation magnates of innovation about the advantage provided by both the government and educational institutions of the region. [Especially noteworthy after the success of Project Ubin]

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#254 Allen Day: Google's Mission to Provide Open Datasets for Public Blockchains

Sep 26, 2018

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Public blockchains produce enormous amounts of data. In theory, anyone can access the raw contents of transaction and blocks. In practice, however, querying blockchains can prove to be a daunting task.

The difficulty lies in the fact that blockchains are particular types of distributed databases and thus carry several limitations. Most, if not all, blockchains lack the most basic SQL querying capabilities supported by nearly every off-the-shelf database system.

Take Bitcoin as an example. Its API lacks even the most basic calls which would allow a user to query any address and receive the balance. In order to achieve this, block explorers and alike have developed sophisticated middleware infrastructure that parses the blockchain, normalizes the data, and stores it in a database, where it can be queried. In the best of cases, companies offer API calls for only a limited set of operations. Google hopes to change this by freeing blockchain datasets.

We're joined by Allen Day, Science Advocate at Google's Singapore office. Earlier this year, he and his team released the Bitcoin blockchain as a public dataset in Big Query, Google big data IaaS offering. In August, they added Ethereum to their list of freely available public datasets, which includes US census data, cannabis genomes, and the entirety of Reddit and Github. Anyone wishing to query the data can do so in SQL on the Big Query website or via an API. For instance, a relatively simple query would return the daily mean transaction fees since the Genesis Block in just a few seconds.

Coupled with Google's AI and Machine Learning infrastructure and other open data sets, one can only imagine the potentially groundbreaking insights we could gain from this data.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Allen's background as a geneticistThe similarities between blockchains and evolution process in lifeformsGoogle's cloud platform and its various componentsBig Query and its publicly available datasetsThe Bitcoin and Ethereum datasets in Big QueryWhy this data is useful to the public and for what it may be usedThe particular challenges in implementing Ethereum as opposed to BitcoinInsights we may gain by crossing blockchain dataset with other dataHow machine learning and AI could help us better understand specific transaction patterns

Links mentioned in this episode:

Bitcoin in BigQuery: blockchain analytics on public data

Bitcoin Blockchain Public Dataset

Ethereum in BigQuery: a Public Dataset for smart contract analytics

Ethereum in BigQuery: how we built this dataset

Ethereum Blockchain Public Dataset

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Real-time Ethereum Notifications for Everyone for Free

ethjs-abi library, compiled for use in Google BigQuery

Kaggle: Your Home for Data Science

The Strange Inevitability of Evolution - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus

Google Cloud

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Sep 25, 2018

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #376 Stablecoins (and the Irresistible Urge to Peg)

Sep 23, 2018

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Join Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine for an in-depth conversation on pegged, "Stablecoins". We discuss the two approaches that have been tried so far and what's different about this latest generation for better or worse.

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What Bitcoin Did #35 An Interview with Jake Chervinsky

Sep 21, 2018

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'œI am skeptical about this concept of doing a securities issuance and then trying to escape liability by converting the token you used for that issuance into something else, this is not how liability works. If you violate the securities law you are liable no matter what you do afterwards.'

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