Bitcoin Magazine
Bitcoin Magazine
Nov 18, 2020
Cynthia Lummis On Bringing Bitcoin To The U.S. Senate - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
21 min

On November 3, 2020, the Associated Press declared Cynthia Lummis the winner of an open U.S. Senate seat for Wyoming, making her the first woman to ever represent the state in the upper chamber. But this wasn’t the only first marked by her historic win.

As she’s emphasizes in this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Lummis is the most outspoken Bitcoin advocate to ever rise to elected office on The Hill.

She discusses her own journey in realizing Bitcoin's unique store-of-value characteristics in 2013, her plans to educate Senate colleagues about the technology and importance of keeping the federal and legislative branches at bay in terms of misguided Bitcoin regulation. Be sure to watch the full interview for those highlights and more.

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Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_466 - A Note on Bitcoin [James O'Beirne]
"And replacing gold is just the start. Bitcoin isn’t just a better gold; because of its programmability, it’s a platform that will host the future of money. It will disintermediate many core functions in finance." - James O'Beirne For those new to Bitcoin, this is a great, short introduction to why the next year could be a massive shift, and why we don't want friends and family to miss it, for not having heard from those in the space. Unsolicited financial advise is always uncomfortable, but saying nothing at all might be even more so. Check out James O'Beirne's excellent piece to friends & family... "A Note on Bitcoin" The original has many links to other works and content, services mentioned, charts showing the relationships, & lots of other useful info below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vx8EMBrOE7hkXKeyQBiIyCKb7TOzn1AEUaxn4dfuU1I/ Other great content: Bitcoin For Safety: https://jameso.be/2019/08/24/bitcoin-is-for-this.html 7 Misconceptions of Bitcoin (by Lyn Alden): https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_462---7-Misconceptions-About-Bitcoin-Lyn-Alden-emdgou Inventing Bitcoin (book by Yan Pritzker): https://www.audible.com/pd/B087C59TS7/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWU-BK-ACX0-192596&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_192596_pd_us Chat with Michael Saylor: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Chat-47---Magic-Gold-with-Michael-Saylor-ejrbld Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Other great wallets & Services that Guy uses: SwanBitcoin.com/guy - for buying & holding Bitcoin long term ($10 in BTC for FREE) Green Wallet (by Blockstream) - Another simple mobile wallet Breez Wallet - Lightning wallet for Android + iOS, cheap & instant transactions Sphinx Chat - Encrypted chat and streaming sats! Join the Bitcoin Audionauts Tribe! Cash App - Great place to buy Bitcoin easily on mobile Fold App - Great way to get % Bitcoin back on all the things you already buy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
51 min
Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Charlie Shrem | BlockWorks Group
Data Emancipation and The Permissionless Future with Filecoin's Pooja Shah
My guest today is Pooja Shah, Product Lead at Filecoin. Filecoin is a decentralized storage network that turns the world’s unused storage into an algorithmic market, creating a permanent, decentralized future for the web. Prior to joining Filecoin, Pooja worked at Palantir, the leading Big data analytics company for Governments and Intelligence agencies, and started her own company Dagny, a virtual reality platform focused on improving the users productivity. Our conversation touched a wide range of topics in data and crypto. The topics discussed included her time and what she learned at Palantir, VR and it’s roadblocks, Filecoin vs Torrent Platforms she explains how Filecoin is trying disrupt the data industry and what is and why data emancipation is important.  ––– Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry. Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe. ––– Permission Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus. ––– BITTREX GLOBAL DEFI TOKENS from BITTREX GLOBAL. Bittrex Global is offering all of Charlie's listeners the ability to trade DeFi tokens without paying trading or gas fees through the end of 2020. Bittrex Global is the safest and most secure place for you to trade DeFi tokens like Compound, Aave, Balancer and all of the rest of the top tokens. Please visit https://global.bittrex.com/discover/defi to get free trades and no gas fees now. ––– This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io
47 min
Once BITten!
Once BITten!
Daniel Prince
@HorizonKinetics - Peter Doyle - Bitcoin Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity. #91
BTC $ - 16,530 Today's guest on the show is Peter Doyle, Managing Director and co-founder of @HorizonKinetics. Listen to Peter lay out how he has been buying and selling stocks from the age of 11. How did a job painting houses set him up to build a business to help pay off his way through college? How did exposure to a professor who went to school with Warren Buffet shape Peter's thinking in his early 20's? What experience with the internet boom and an online educational platform ultimately primed Peter to immediately see the value offering of #Bitcoin within 90 seconds? Why does Peter insist you act on something when you see what others aren't seeing? How did a lost interview with Steve Jobs help Peter speed up his journey down the #Bitcoin rabbit hole? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNC8LEj5X4U What made a wealth management company set up a mining business? What have they learnt and why do they expect #Bitcoin mining to be one of the largest business sectors in the world? A massive thank you to Peter for taking the time to come on the show and discuss so many topics and insights. Thank you to these guys for helping me produce the Once BITten podcast! @coinfloor @swanbitcoin for your trust and support. @adamwoodhams1 for producing the show. @jimreapermusic for creating www.once-bitten.com @hodlerthanthou and the Britcoiners @twentyoneism. Shills and Mench’s: www.coinfloor.co.uk/bitten www.swanbitcoin/bitten https://horizonkinetics.com/ @HorizonKinetics @APompliano @michael_saylor @johnkvallis @SGBarbour - @upstreamdatainc
1 hr 25 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Radical Transparency - How Nansen surfaces the signal on the Ethereum blockchain
Nansen is an analytics platform for the Ethereum blockchain. Nansen combines on-chain data with a massive database of millions of wallet addresses. Nansen helps crypto investors and product teams surface the signal from blockchain data. Guest: Alex Svanevik Why you should listen: Alex Svanevik and his co-founders have worked in the blockchain data space since 2017 and kept seeing the same problem. There was a need to get a better understanding of who the different participants were on a blockchain network. This challenge of trying to understand the different addresses on the Ethereum blockchain was unsolved. The Nansen team knew that knowledge about network participants would be valuable to crypto product builders and potential investors. Alex says “that was our big idea, to help those two customer profiles better understand Ethereum blockchain activity to inform their decision making. Crypto is information inefficient which means there are opportunities to be gained if you are able to gain an insight into blockchain activity.” Alex and his team have been tracking the deposits into the Ethereum 2.0 smart contract and he is excited by the potential of Ethereum 2.0. “I hope that people understand that the transition from Ethereum 1.0 to 2.0 is going to be a long and slow process but many of the challenges that Ethereum has faced will be addressed with 2.0.” Alex says DeFi has had a promising year in 2020 and it has a sustainable future, something that wasn't the case with ICOs. Despite the many smart contract exploits, Alex is not concerned and sees these as part of the evolutionary process and a result of early adopters experimenting and taking risks. “Everything is in an experimental learning phase at the moment that is fraught with risk,” he said. “Right now DeFi is complex and difficult to use. The future of DeFi will be a mix of centralized exchanges that integrate with DeFi protocols. This will improve the user experience and benefit all participants.” Key takeaway: Blockchains represent radical transparency. Investors are able to get real time direct access to what is happening in the markets, something that is not available in the traditional markets. This radical transparency has advantages and disadvantages. On the negative side, some entities would prefer to hide their movements, whether that be purchases, investments, or trades, so there is a lack of privacy to some degree. On the positive side, this transparency creates a higher degree of trust. If you send your money to a centralized exchange, once your assets arrive with them, it is harder to trust that they are safe. However, decentralized on-chain platforms such as Aaave and Compound are inherently transparent and the user can see their transactions and assets on-chain at all times. Supporting links: Nansen Alex on Twitter Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
54 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Trust By Transparency with Chen Zur, US Blockchain Leader at Ernst and Young
Chen Zur has a diverse background in a multitude of sectors and over 20 years of experience at Ernst and Young. Upon E&Y’s discovery of blockchain 6 years ago, Chen became the US blockchain leader for the company, helping clients implement blockchain at scale. His ability to explain complicated and abstract technologies and concepts in a way that everyone can understand makes this episode unique. Scott Melker and Chen Zur further discuss working at Ernst and Young for over 20 years, working on the blockchain for 6 years, the internet of value, the 5 reasons for utilizing blockchain, China’s CBDC and the imminent digital dollar, big brother, NFTs, the gold standard, removing the middle man, the normalization of blockchain, the future of precious metals, private vs. public blockchains and more. --- VOYAGER This episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 9.5% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account. --- ELECTRONEUM Electroneum, has gained widespread adoption providing a mobile-first payment solution to the world's unbanked, attracting more than 4M users worldwide in less than three years. They have since launched a new freelance marketplace, AnyTask.com, which is providing thousands of freelancers the opportunity to sell their services to buyers globally, without the need of a bank account. Learn more at Electroneum.com. --- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io
1 hr 12 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Bitcoin is Fourth Turning Money with Brandon Quittem
“Everyone is short Bitcoin, and only 1% of us realise it.” — Brandon Quittem Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 19th November Company: Swan Bitcoin Role: Director of Marketing 2020 has been a year like no other.  With the outbreak of the coronavirus, large parts of the world went into lockdown in an attempt to contain its spread. The virus has been hugely politicised, and government responses have been polarising. Amid the outbreak, the death of George Floyd while in police custody sparked one of the most massive protests in history. What started as a peaceful protest escalated and caused looting and violence. Cities across America implemented curfews, and President Trump threatened to use the military to put an end to the unrest. Most recently, the US election has been marred by controversy. After initially falling behind in the race Joe Biden was declared the winner. However, Trump has so far refused to concede defeat and claims a fraud has been committed on the American people as he attempts to retain power. While the events of 2020 are unexpected, some predicted this unravelling of the world order. In 1996 Neil Howe and William Strauss released their book The Fourth Turning which suggests that every 80-90 years a crisis recurs known as the Fourth Turning. With the Great Depression in the ’30s followed by the Second World War marking the previous crisis period, some think we may be witnessing the next one.  In this interview, I talk to Brandon Quittem, a writer and advisor for Swan Bitcoin. We discuss the Fourth Turning, each 90-year cycle, individualism vs collectivism and the role that Bitcoin plays. This episode’s sponsors: Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade Bitcoin BlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin Casa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security. ----- WBD282 - Show Notes ----- If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following: Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute Make a tip: Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2S QR Codes: Bitcoin If you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the show and episodes with your friends and family Subscribe to the newsletter on my website Follow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTube If you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
NYSE vice chairman: Talks are 'accelerating' with crypto firms that want to go public
Despite the uncertainty of the global economy in 2020, the New York Stock Exchange has had a strong year, helping companies raise more than $66 billion.  In many respects, it has been the year of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), according to vice chairman John Tuttle. This year, firms have raised billions through the acquisition-style mechanism. During this episode of The Scoop, Tuttle — who previously led NYSE's global listings business — explained why the fundraising method has taken the markets by storm and how they've evolved from a lackluster funding mechanism to a red-hot fad on Wall Street.  "Let's look back ten years or so, SPACs were a four letter word, they didn't have the best reputation, the sponsors didn't necessarily have the best interest in mind of investors in the market place," Tuttle said. He went on to explain: "And they largely fell out of favor. Several years ago you started seeing some rule changes around SPACs to address some of those challenges that SPACs had a decade or so ago and you started seeing higher qualities sponsors come into market.What do I mean by that? Folks that—whether it be the Goldman Sachs or the Gores Groups of the world. Folks that had very well-respected reputations in the marketplace both as financial partners but business partners as well too. You started seeing deals be larger in size. You started see well respected names launch SPACs and partner with SPACs and partner with SPACs, and that's what gave credibility to the product." Indeed, some crypto firms have been considering SPAC-centric strategies, including BlockFi and Ripple. There's also firms like Coinbase, which is said to be in the process of going public in the near-term, as previously reported by Reuters.  Tuttle says that the exchange group is talking with crypto firms about tapping into public markets.  "It has been a space that's been of interest for quite some time," he said. "We've had discussion with companies that have been thinking about accessing the public market, from that space, crypto blockchain digital assets." "Those conversations continue, they're accelerating," he added. "And I also think that digital assets, crypto are going to play somehow somewhere some way an important role in the market of the future." _________________________________ This episode was brought to you by Polkadot Decoded, the Polkadot community conference on December the 3rd. Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the latest developments and discover what lies ahead in the Polkadot ecosystem, including Gavin Wood in conversation with Laura Shin and a panel moderated by The Defiant founder Camila Russo. . Save your spot today!
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