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Alex Gladstein on Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom

12/14/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation. We discuss how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies increase freedom under authoritarian regimes and how Dem Tech could lead to a wave of investment in crypto.

Duration:01:29:48

Vijay Boyapati's Bullish Case for Bitcoin

12/11/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Vijay Boyapati, author of The Bullish Case for Bitcoin. We discuss the background to the article, the origins of money, the attributes of a good store of value, the evolution of money and Bitcoin misconceptions and risks.

Duration:01:25:34

VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

12/7/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS. We discuss the VanEck application, why market manipulation is not unique to Bitcoin and the unfair standards by which the SEC treats Bitcoin.

Duration:01:11:09

Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

12/4/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Michael Cordner, a developer working on Grin's implementation of Mimblewimble. We discuss the mysterious creator of the Mimblewimble whitepaper, Grin's monetary and governance policies and mining Grin.

Duration:00:54:30

Nathaniel Whittemore on Crypto Narratives and the Ills of Modern Advertising

11/30/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Nathaniel Whittemore, producer of Long Reads Sunday, a curated list of the best content in crypto. We discuss the problems with crypto marketing, the ills of the advertising industry and the broken model of the Internet.

Duration:01:37:45

Zac Prince on the Future of Banking With Bitcoin

11/27/2018
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WBD051 is available. In this episode, I talk with Zac Prince, Founder and CEO of BlockFi, a company offering loans backed by cryptocurrencies. We discuss credit and debt services with Bitcoin, how BlockFi works and the future of banking with crypto.

Duration:01:01:22

The SEC's Hester Peirce on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

11/24/2018
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In this episode, I talk with SEC Commissioner, Hester Peirce. We discuss the role of the SEC, how they make decisions and why Hester dissented when the Commission disapproved the proposed rule change by the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust/BZX exchange.

Duration:00:56:17

Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburg on Preserving the Freedom to Innovate with Public Blockchains

11/21/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center. We discuss the state v federal legislation, money transmission regulations and how Coin Center works to preserve the freedom to innovate using public blockchains.

Duration:01:22:37

Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

11/16/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken. We discuss the challenges of building and exchange, from building a culture with a distributed team to managing security. We also talk about mainstream crypto journalism and industry regulations.

Duration:01:18:59

Railroaded Episode 6 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

11/15/2018
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What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.

Duration:00:21:23

Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

11/13/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin OG and Blockstream CEO, Adam Back. We reflect on a decade of Bitcoin, how Adam views Bitcoin now compared to the early days, what was different with the white paper and the launch of Liquid.

Duration:01:22:44

Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

11/9/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Francis Pouliot, CEO of Satoshi Portal and Bylls.com. Following his debate with Brendan Eich on Twitter, we discuss tokens, the network effect of money, why BAT is wrong for Brave and why Coinbase is terrible for Bitcoin.

Duration:01:26:21

Railroaded Episode 5 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

11/7/2018
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What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.

Duration:00:25:06

Brave's Brendan Eich on Fixing Online Advertising

11/6/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and founder of Brave and the Basic Attention Token. We talk about how Brave is attempting to change the broken online advertising model.

Duration:01:05:33

Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen

11/2/2018
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In this episode, I talk with economist Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis. We discuss the inherent flaws in capitalism and why Steve believes that Bitcoin will fail.

Duration:01:09:44

Dan Held on Bitcoin's Immaculate Conception

10/31/2018
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On the 10th anniversary of Satoshi releasing the Bitcoin white paper, I am releasing this special episode where I talk with Dan Held about Bitcoin's immaculate conception.

Duration:01:08:09

Casa's Jeremy Welch and Alena Vranova on Crypto Custody

10/30/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Jeremy Welch and Alena Vranova from Casa about crypto custody. We discuss how the Casa key management solution works, the all-star team they have assembled and designing products people love.

Duration:01:16:03

Reviewing the Bitmain IPO with Samson Mow and Katherine Wu

10/26/2018
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In this episode, I review the details of the Bitmain IPO and the state of the business with Samson Mow and Katherine Wu, specifically potential misrepresentations, the company financials, balance sheet and Bitcoin Cash holdings.

Duration:00:51:30

Railroaded Episode 4 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

10/24/2018
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What Bitcoin Did Special. Created and produced by the Free Ross team, Railroaded is a 6-part series documenting the creation, investigation and shutdown of Silk Road, and the prosecution of Ross Ulbricht.

Duration:00:27:29

Personal Privacy and Safety in the Surveillance Age with Jameson Lopp

10/23/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:54