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Questioning the Obsession with Blockchains and On-Chain Governance with Nic Carter

10/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:03

Railroaded Episode 2 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

10/10/2018
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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:00:23:13

Railroaded Episode 1 - The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht

10/10/2018
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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:00:27:11

Jimmy Song on the Game Theory of Bitcoin Attacks and why Proof of Work Needs to be Expensive

10/5/2018
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The recent Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, received considerable amounts of alarmist press, “For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network,” “The 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...

Duration:01:01:09

The Threat of Fractional Reserve Bitcoin from Wall Street with Saifedean Ammous & Caitlin Long

9/28/2018
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Bitcoin is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy with regulators and Wall Street coming to the table. 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...

Duration:01:26:39

Why Crypto Privacy is Important with Monero's Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni

9/14/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni, core team member at Monero and co-founder of Tari. We discuss the importance of privacy, his new project Tari and the latest on Monero.

Duration:00:58:42

Will Bitcoin or Ethereum Become a Global Digital Reserve Asset with Multicoin's Kyle Samani

9/7/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Kyle Samani, founding partner pf Multicoin Capital. In Kyle's second appearance on the podcast, we discuss his approach to research, his changing view on Bitcoin and proof of work v proof of stake.

Duration:00:52:09

Tuur Demeester on the Looming Debt Crisis and Central Banks for Bitcoin

8/31/2018
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In this episode, I talk with long-term Bitcoiner, economist and investor, Tuur Demeester. We discuss his Medium post about why he separated himself from his family, government-issued cryptocurrencies and Ethereum’s scaling issues.

Duration:01:10:27

Ari Paul on the Fat Protocol Thesis and Product/Market Fit in Crypto

8/24/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Ari Paul, CIO of BlockTower Capital. With the lens firmly on Crypto projects, We talk about Joel Monegro's Fat Protocol Thesis; product/market fit within token projects and Crypto marketing.

Duration:00:54:55

Teaching C# Developers to Integrate Bitcoin within their Applications with Vortex

8/17/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Vortex, founder of the Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin. We talk about how he is teaching C# developers to integrate Bitcoin within their applications, ICE/NYSE and Bakkt, and fractional reserve Bitcoin.

Duration:01:03:12

Token Economies and The Fat Protocol Thesis with Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures

8/10/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures again. After looking at the arguments for Bitcoin and against other coins/tokens, we discuss token economies, the fat protocol thesis the path to decentralisation.

Duration:01:22:07

Bitcoin Maximalism with Pierre Rochard

8/4/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Pierre Richard, host of the Noded Bitcoin podcast and co-founder of the Nakamoto Institute. In this interview, we talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, the net benefit of altcoins to Bitcoin and hyperbitcoinization.

Duration:01:06:11

The Supreme Courts Denial of Ross Ulbricht's Petition with Lyn Ulbricht

7/27/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the Silk Road marketplace. This is our second interview, and Lyn updates me on the Supreme Court ruling, the petition for clemency and support for the Libertarian Party.

Duration:01:09:27

The Challenges of Being a CEO with Richard Burton from Balance.io

7/20/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Richard Burton, the CEO of Balance.io. We talk about EOS and why Richard challenged them at Blockchain Beach, protocols and the challenges of being a CEO in a startup.

Duration:01:06:53

Threats From Artificial Intelligence with Toby Simpson from Fetch.ai

7/13/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Toby Simpson, the co-founder and CTO at fetch.ai. In this interview, we discuss the world they have created for autonomous agents to exchange value as well as broader opportunities and risks with artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:26:06

Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert on the Death of Paper Money and why Bitcoin is so Important

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert from the Keiser Report. Both have strong opinions and neither shies away from challenging the monetary policy of governments and the conduct of the banks. We discuss Brexit, the debt and Bitcoin.

Duration:00:51:06

Bitcoin Institutional Investment with Michael Sonnenshein from Grayscale

6/29/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Michael Sonnenshein, the Managing Director of Grayscale Investments, part of the Digital Currency Group. We discuss institutional investors, Grayscales range of investment products and custody for their $1.5bn in assets.

Duration:00:45:01

Erik Voorhees on Shapeshift User Accounts and the Problem with ICOs

6/22/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. We talk about the separation of state and money, the fallout from Segwit2x, the impact of cryptocurrencies on banks and the latest with Shapeshift.

Duration:00:56:59

Token Economics and Raising Crypto Capital with Jill Carlson

6/15/2018
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In this episode, I talk with cryptocurrency and blockchain consultant, Jill Carlson. We discuss token economics, raising capital for Crypto projects compared to traditional startups and the general state of the market.

Duration:01:13:23

Tokenised Securities with Trevor Koverko from Polymath

6/8/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Trevor Koverko, CEO of Polymath. We discuss the launch of the platform, the market for security tokens, regulations and how the Polymath platform changes the playing field for investors.

Duration:00:48:57