In this episode, we talk with Thomas France - the founder of Ledger Wallet, which has quickly become one of the most popular hardware wallets in the world.
Thomas is an entrepreneur who has focused all of his time and attention the past few years on Ledger, including issues of security and user experience.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
Thomas’s early forays into cryptocurrency.
Why security is inherently tough in cryptocurrency.
What you should be thinking about, no matter how you...
In this episode, we chat with Brad Mills - currently an advisor to the ICO portfolio team at Alphabit, an actively managed cryptocurrency fund.
Brad is an entrepreneur who’s been a bitcoin evangelist and algorithmic trader since 2011, and today, he talks a lot about how he sees cryptocurrency evolving and what that means for smart investing:
How to think about cryptocurrency investing short-term versus long-term.
ICOs and how to judge them.
The sometimes ugly politics of...
Mt. Gox – a one-time cryptocurrency exchange – was founded in 2010. By early 2014 – a short 4 years, Mt. Gox was processing about 70% of all bitcoin transactions in the world. And while everyone noticed how much Mt Gox had grown, something else happened between 2011 and 2014 that nobody noticed. Starting in […]
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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have an awesome conversation with Jack Gavigan, who is the COO of Z-Cash and someone who’s been at the intersection of tech and finance for a long time (he’s worked at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, & Lloyds, to name just a few places he’s landed during […]
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In 1660, Prince Rupert traveled to England from his home in Germany. Like many noblemen of his time, Prince Rupert was seemingly related to almost everyone else in the nobility – so despite being a German prince, he was also a nephew of the English king. And so – while in England, the German prince […]
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On Halloween Day in 2017, executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter sat in front of a group of US Senators and were grilled for hours about how they allowed disinformation and Russian ads to be shown to some 126 million people. But while this question about Russian ads might be important, it’s also very limited […]
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If we want to be smarter about cryptocurrency, to make better long-term decisions, we need a map showing us where we’ve come from so that we can see where we’re headed.
Really, there are 3 histories - 3 stories - that show us not only how cryptocurrency has come about - but more importantly where it’s likely headed.
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I’m joined today by Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor at Princeton University, who is an assistant professor at Princeton and an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.
He’s well know for his work on privacy, security, and de-anonymization, and he’s one of the foremost scholars on privacy and security in cryptocurrency and the blockchain.
In this episode, we cover…
* What led Arvind to become so fascinated with privacy and de-anonymization.
We can’t fully imagine all of the ways that cryptocurrency - or any other technology - might change our lives. Nonetheless, it’s a question worth asking, perhaps especially if it means that many aspects of finance and other areas of our life might be reinvented.
And in this episode, we discuss:
* Current and potential future use cases for blockchain and cryptocurrency;
* Ways it Cryptocurrency is impacting and will impact the world - particularly how that will vary according to location...
In this episode, I’m joined by Bernard Golden and Arvind Narayanan to discuss some of the deeper technologies underlying cryptocurrencies.
This includes discussions of…
* The basics and history of modern cryptography.
* What’s the best way for explaining the technology and importance of bitcoin and blockchain?
* Mining - How does the blockchain securely record transactions without high risk of hacking or fraud?
* Is it important for more people to better understand the technical side of...
In this episode, my producer, Heather, and I discuss some basic questions about how cryptocurrency really works…
* What is a blockchain, and how does it get stored?
* Who are miners, and how do they get rewarded for good behavior?
* How does the protocol for a cryptocurrency control the transactions that occur or don’t occur?
* Do we need tokens for all cryptocurrencies?
* Why is cryptocurrency even potentially better than the money we have right now?
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Beyond the hype, does cryptocurrency hold actual promise or value?
At its most basic level, cryptocurrency is built to alter the way that money and currency work. It might do much more, but how and why it might fulfill this original promise is the more fundamental and interesting question.
In this episode:
* Digitization of Trust
* Brief History of Money
* The Hidden Costs of Shared Belief
* The Obvious Costs of Security and Stability
* Why and How Cryptocurrency Might Digitize...