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The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

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The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.

The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.

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The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lonely Libra's Lost its Friends

10/18/2019
After two US Senators sent a strongly-worded letter to a number of the payment processing companies that had initially joined the Libra Association, a mass exodus began. The letter, sent to the likes of Stripe, Visa and Mastercard, urged them to leave the association, threatening to subject them to "a high level of scrutiny from regulators" on all of their payment activities. This is quite the blog for Libra, Facebook, and it raises some serious concerns around the approach taken by the US...

Duration:00:36:07

Quantum Computing and its Future Threat to Encryption

10/7/2019
Off the back of the news that researchers at Google have developed a quantum computer that managed to compute a problem in under 3 minutes that the world's most powerful classical supercomputer would take 10,000 years to complete, we look at the implications on blockchain and the technology that we use in our every day lives. Not only that, but we look at how Kik has taken the bold move to retire their 300 million user product to focus on fighting the SEC around the launch of their...

Duration:00:31:59

Taylor Monahan on Why DApps Still Have a Long Way to Go

9/24/2019
We speak with the CEO of MyCrypto, Taylor Monahan, to see how her mindset has changed and how MyCrypto has evolved since we last spoke to her over a year ago. Taylor shares why she believes DApps have a long way to go before they're truly useful to the masses, the personal security challenges that end users are facing in 2019, and also some of the upcoming new features of MyCrypto.

Duration:00:43:22

Libra May Never Launch But Could Hurt Bitcoin in the Process

9/16/2019
Crypto lobbyists are worried about Libra's impact on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin getting caught in the crossfire of regulatory action, while Facebook is worried that Libra may never see the light of day. We dig through Facebook's quarterly report to highlight how the company is currently feeling about Libra's chances. Also, we talk through the implications of the Marshall Islands launching their own cryptocurrency, the Marshallese Sovereign (SOV), and why it's different from other...

Duration:00:38:39

Crypto is Tax Free!

9/9/2019
Ok, cryptocurrency isn't tax-free everywhere, but Portugal has taken the bold stance of not requiring income tax or capital gains deductions on personal cryptocurrency transactions. Beach house in the Algarve, anyone? On the other side of the globe, China announces its own digital currency to go up against the likes of Libra - we discuss all this and more.

Duration:00:39:25

Greg Freeman on Why Decentralization is NOT the Goal of Security Tokens

8/28/2019
We speak with Greg Freeman, CTO of the real estate investment platform, iFunded. Greg shares his thoughts on how security tokens are going to shape the future of private investments over the coming years, and why decentralization is NOT the goal here.

Duration:00:30:31

JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Facebook's Future in Crypto with Raakhee Miller

8/22/2019
We speak with Raakhee Miller, CEO of Bitsian - a cryptocurrency exchange aggregator - about her past in the traditional financial services sector (senior positions in both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs), her take on how these giants are going to move and play in the crypto space over the coming years, and what she thinks about Facebook's Libra project.

Duration:00:34:32

Riccardo Spagni on Creating Liquidity with Security Tokens

8/6/2019
We speak to Riccardo Spagni, one of the founding developers of Monero, about security tokens and how they can be used to create liquidity and channel for communication within organizations. We also discuss the latest privacy-enhancing technologies and what Riccardo thinks of Facebook's Libra project.

Duration:00:36:26

Could Regulation Kill Facebook's Libra Adoption?

8/2/2019
We speak with prominent blockchain attorney, Marc Boiron, to discuss the regulatory risks and hurdles ahead surrounding both Libra and Calibra.

Duration:00:46:01

Is Libra a Force for Good or Evil?

7/24/2019
Is Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, a force for good or evil? Are the companies involved within the Libra association incentivized to be bad or good actors? And is the launch of Calibra, the mobile payments wallet run by Facebook, a thinly veiled excuse for Facebook to simply get mesh together more of the world's financial data? We discuss all of the above and more in this detailed first look at Libra.

Duration:00:42:17

Like the Price of Bitcoin, We're Back!

7/22/2019
After a 6-month hiatus, Matt and Austin are back to keep you updated with all the latest goings-on in the blockchain space... and there's been a LOT going on!

Duration:00:05:18

Mass Layoffs in the Crypto Space

12/28/2018
We’ve had price rises and price lows, an influx of ICOs and a wave of projects dying, but now we have the latest trend in crypto starting to surface… layoffs. Some of the largest companies in the space, including ConsenSys, Bitmain, and Coinbase have all been laying off staff. We explore why. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e07-crypto-layoffs/

Duration:00:43:45

The Giants of Tech are Hungry for Blockchain

12/14/2018
The giants of tech are making their move on the blockchain space. Amazon launches their Blockchain-as-a-Service offering, Intel files a new patent for an energy-efficient Bitcoin miner, and IBM, well, IBM has their hands in all of the crypto pies! Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e06-tech-giants-blockchain/

Duration:00:43:27

Money Mayweather, DJ Khaled & GDPR

12/7/2018
The SEC is cracking down on “influencer” promoting securities, GDPR might be a big hurdle for the blockchain to get over, is cryptocurrency the answer to Africa’s electrification issues, and we take a look at a group of 24 ICOs that raised a combined $2.8 billion that have now hit a point when they have 0 trading volume… Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e05-mayweather-khaled/

Duration:00:47:00

It's a Bloodbath Out There

11/30/2018
Bitcoin suffers its largest weekly loss in value since 2013 and most other major cryptocurrencies follow suit. We unpack why this is happening, take a look at why Overstock are more bullish than ever on crypto, and how some companies are using “Blockchain for Good”. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e04-crypto-bloodbath/

Duration:00:40:10

Forkception: the Fork of a Fork!

11/23/2018
One day after the Bitcoin Cash fork, we take a look back at how this all came about, summarize the major implications from each fork proposal, and discuss the ongoing "hash war" that has broken out bitcoin Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e03-forkception/

Duration:00:33:45

Why IBM is Investing so Heavily in Blockchain

11/19/2018
We speak with Jerry Cuomo, VP of Blockchain at IBM about how his team is planning to invest in the ecosystem. Jerry discusses IBM’s approach to building partnerships in the industry, why they’re so bullish on blockchain, and how it may shape the future of IBM as a company. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e02-ibm-blockchain/

Duration:00:52:35

How BitTorrent's Creator is Building a Better Bitcoin

11/9/2018
We speak with Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent and founder of Chia, a blockchain project that claims to be a “better bitcoin”. We take a look back at the past decade of bitcoin, highlighting some key milestones, plus we dive into how cryptocurrencies might have played a role in influencing the US midterm elections. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s03/e01-bram-cohen-chia

Duration:00:44:03

Coinbase Growth Concerns, Fidelity's Big Move, and Bitcoin's Risk from Whales

10/26/2018
Coinbase has seen an 80% dip in active users since late 2017, Fidelity Investments has made a huge move into the crypto space, the SEC is taking more aggressive steps on projects that run ICOs, and we discuss the fact that 32 individuals own 1 million of the total 17 million bitcoin. All this and more in our series 2 finale. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s02/e18-coinbase-fidelity-whales

Duration:00:38:38

Taking Back Ownership of our Identities with Blockchain

10/19/2018
We speak with Edmund John, founder of SelfKey about how he’s on a mission to give people sovereignty of their identities through the use of open source software and blockchain technology. We also dive into some news from BitTorrent founder, Bram Cohen, as well as a huge security breach of the US hardware supply chain that’s been discovered, with fingers pointing to Chinese spies. Full show notes: https://thecoinoffering.com/podcast/s02/e17-blockchain-digital-identities

Duration:00:49:33