Unchained
Unchained
25 Aug 2020
Why Bitcoin Now: Saifedean Ammous on Why Bitcoin is the Most Advanced Form of Money - Ep.187
1 hr 6 mins

Saifedean Ammous is an economist and the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, which has been translated into 20 languages. In this episode, he discusses:

  • the basic tenets of Austrian economics and why it is the only school where Bitcoin is possible
  • historical examples of currencies and how they lost their monetary value
  • the stock-to-flow model and how Bitcoin fits into that model
  • the three functions, or descriptive properties, of money and why Bitcoin fulfills these functions
  • the concept of sound money
  • the idea of time preference in economics and why he believes it is so important
  • the distinction between debt and money, and why they are not the same
  • the significance of difficulty adjustment and why he believes it is the crowning achievement of Bitcoin
  • why he views Bitcoin as the best store of value humanity has ever invented
  • the metrics he watches when assessing Bitcoin
  • what he thinks is in store for Bitcoin in the future, and whether he still thinks central banks will buy Bitcoin as a reserve currency
  • his thoughts on Ethereum and other digital currencies
  • and his predictions for Bitcoin in the next year

 

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Crypto.com: https://crypto.com/

 

Episode links: 

Saifedean Ammous: https://twitter.com/saifedean

Saifedean’s website: https://saifedean.com

 

The Bitcoin Standard: https://saifedean.com/book/

 

Invest Like the Best episode with Saifedean: http://investorfieldguide.com/ammous/

 

What Bitcoin Did episode with Saifedean: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/saifedean-ammous-on-understanding-bitcoin-economics

 

Plan B’s stock-to-flow model applied to Bitcoin: https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/modeling-bitcoins-value-with-scarcity-91fa0fc03e25

https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/bitcoin-stock-to-flow-cross-asset-model-50d260feed12

Essay on why the stock-to-flow model is wrong: https://www.coindesk.com/why-the-stock-to-flow-bitcoin-valuation-model-is-wrong

Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
How to Get Your ETH2 Yield and Take Out a Loan on It - Ep.154
James Slazas, founder and CEO of LiquidStake and DARMA Capital, describes their retail and institutional offerings for customers who want to stake on Ethereum 2.0 but still access the locked-up capital. In this episode, we discuss: * what problem LiquidStake solves and how * what happens if the dollar value of someone’s stake drops below the amount that they’ve borrowed * who keeps the ETH in a liquidation * how LiquidStake makes money * how they determine the price of ETH to make the loan and what it does in the event of a flash crash on an exchange * how LiquidStake and DARMA Capital are also serving institutional clients * how total return swap agreements with DARMA work * why they offer more tax and regulatory clarity * why LiquidStake currently offers USDC for its stablecoin * the pros and cons of a centralized loans on staked ETH 2 over decentralized ones * the other crypto systems LiquidStake is partnering with * how LiquidStake and DARMA Capital are able to make these loans from a regulatory perspective Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com/ Episode links: James Slazas: https://twitter.com/DARMA_Slazas Liquidstake: https://liquidstake.com DARMA Capital: https://darma.capital LiquidStake announcements: https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-heavyweights-launch-liquidstake-loans-to-ease-eth-2-0-lockup https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/84277/eth2-liquidstake-borrow-eth-validators LiquidStake blog post: https://liquidstake.com/blog/1 Link to the Crypto News Recap: https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-is-pushing-up-the-price-of-bitcoin/
34 mins
The Pomp Podcast
The Pomp Podcast
Anthony Pompliano
#443: McKenzie Collins on Providing For Your Family
McKenzie Collins is the owner of Mack’s Flooring Installations. He is an everyday person who lives in Canada and has discovered Bitcoin over the last few years. This is an amazing episode. You can follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mack.the.builder/. In this conversation, we discuss McKenzie’s background, how he discovered Bitcoin, how he thinks of time vs money, why Bitcoin changed his spending habits, and why an everyday person believes so strongly in the digital currency’s future.  ======================= LVL is a new crypto investing platform that I'm an investor in. They allow anyone to trade an unlimited number of times per month for only $9. If you buy or sell more than $500 in Bitcoin on any exchange, you're spending too much on trading fees. Use LVL to save money and trade as many times you want, but only pay $9/month. https://lvl.co/pomp ======================= Coinbase Wallets are adding support for .crypto and .zil domains through their partnership with Unstoppable Domains. Unstoppable Domains provides an all-in-one solution for blockchain domains. You can send money using these new domains instead of long Bitcoin wallet addresses, while also storing your domain in Coinbase's collectibles section. Go to unstoppabledomains.com in the dapp browser to register and manage your domains.  ======================= Pomp writes a daily letter to over 90,000 investors about business, technology, and finance. He breaks down complex topics into easy to understand language, while sharing opinions on various aspects of each industry. You can subscribe at https://www.pompletter.com =======================
42 mins
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Funding Bitcoin Development with John Newbery
“Having an organisation that exists to bring on new protocol developers and fund existing protocol developers brings much more benefit to Bitcoin than I could by writing code.” — John Newbery Location: Remotely Date: Monday 16th November Company: Brink Role: Founder Bitcoin has a market capitalisation of over $300 billion, holding significant value for millions of investors. Yet we all rely on the developer community around the world to protect the network from bugs and attack. The importance of high-quality development and review is paramount to every bitcoiner. However, with no centralised developer fund or company, it can be challenging for developers to find funding. While there are a handful of companies who actively support Bitcoin development such as Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, Square Crypto, among others, opportunities as a full-time Bitcoin developer are limited.  Recently, companies in the space have started dedicating funds to developers, including Coinbase and Gemini, recognising that the foundations of their businesses rely on this work too. John Newbery recently left Chaincode Labs to set up a Bitcoin research and development centre. With Brink, John aims to onboard and fund new Bitcoin developers. In this interview, I talk to John Newbery to discuss his decision to leave Chaincode Labs, funding for open source Bitcoin development, starting Brink and what he is working on developing. 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. Otis - Buy and sell shares of contemporary art, sneakers, and collectibles. ----- WBD284 - 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.
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
ROLLUP: First Week of December
🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: http://bankless.substack.com/ ✊ STARTING GUIDE BANKLESS: https://bit.ly/37Q17uI ❤️ JOIN PRIVATE DISCORD: https://bit.ly/2UVI10O 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ 👕 BUY BANKLESS TEE: https://merch.banklesshq.com/ ----- GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: ⭐️LEDGER - 40% OFF LEDGERS THIS WK ONLY! 🔥🔥🔥 https://bankless.cc/ledger 🚀 ZERION - INVEST IN DEFI FROM ONE PLACE (download it now!) https://bankless.cc/zerion 💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith 🤖YEARN - YIELD-SEEKING MONEY ROBOT THAT FARMS DEFI FOR YOU http://bankless.cc/yearn ------ BTC Price - Hit ATH - BTC on Ethereum down 3,300 BTC from 151,700 to 147,400! ETH Price - Extremely volatile lately! - Bouncing between $570 and $620 - Currently $615 - David thinks its launch time, any minute now Is $ETH Bitcoin in 2015? https://twitter.com/IamCryptoWolf/status/1333720041553088515?s=20 ETH p/s is 86!!! Lower than Zoom TVL in DeFi - $14.1B to $14.7B - $DPI: $108 to $116.30 Stablecoins - $20B of them https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124165033549826?s=20 https://www.coindesk.com/stablecoins-asset-value-20-billion DeFi Lending ATH - $7.6B in November, up 88% since October https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124188421009408/photo/1 RELEASES The first block of Ethereum 2.0 was mined! https://beaconscan.com/slot/1 Ether Capital prospectus https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sZb6mMlRoGl6UZNf7rzNadUdL76vnY-J/view - A really good read for understanding how publicly traded companies speak about ETH and Ethereum - Ether capital running a staking node https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201005696/en/Ether-Capital-Corporation-Announces-Initial-Commitment-to-Staking-on-Ethereum-2.0 Centralized Staking-as-a-Service providers are flocking - Coinbase https://blog.coinbase.com/ethereum-2-0-staking-rewards-are-coming-soon-to-coinbase-a25d8ac622d5?gi=8a516790f190 - Binance https://twitter.com/binance/status/1333762624731930627?s=20 2x rewards?? Tim Roughgarden EIP1559 report http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf - Highly anticipated, long-awaited, in-depth academic report on EIP1559 - Take off all remaining breaks on EIP1559 https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson/status/1334261078692306944?s=20 Vitalik comprehensive Ethereum roadmap https://twitter.com/vitalikbuterin/status/1333922620857745408?s=21 Aave V2 is on Mainnet https://medium.com/aave/the-aave-protocol-v2-f06f299cee04 Loopring built an AMM on it’s zkRollups L2 https://medium.com/loopring-protocol/looprings-zkrollup-amm-is-live-2f8251cd0fcd - Looks like Uniswap, but acts like Loopring Fireblocks https://www.fireblocks.com/blog/fireblocks-defi-for-institutional-trading-lending-and-staking/ - Institutional bridge for yield in DeFi? Gnosis Safe introduces spending limits https://blog.gnosis.pm/gnosis-safe-spending-limits-f05b775d06b3 - One more step in replicating the legacy experience with crypto-infrastructure Track Whale traders on Uniswap https://www.uniwhales.io/ Staking Liquidity services cropping up https://www.stafi.io/ https://lido.fi/ - Sign of things to come! NEWS ETH 2 in the mainstream news https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/ethereum-2point0-eth-cryptocurrencys-network-starts-a-major-upgrade.html Visa Partners with Circle / USDC to get USDC to run through the Visa network https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/12/02/visa-partners-with-ethereum-digital-dollar-startup-that-raised-271-million/amp/?sh=2857044f4b1f&__twitter_impression=true S&P index for crypto: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1334499320838631424?s=20 Bad Governance: Rashida Tlaib introduces legislation around stablecoins and banking https://tlaib.house.gov/media/press-releases/tlaib-garcia-and-lynch-stableact Good Governance: Canada accelerating digital currency plans https://decrypt.co/50213/bank-of-canada-digital-currency-pandemic Libra rebrands to Diem ahead of 2021 launch https://www.coindesk.com/libra-diem-rebrand China has seized over $4.2B from the PlusToken Ponzi https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85873/china-seize-billion-cryptos-from-plustoken-crackdown 194,775 BTC - $3.3B 833,083 ETH - $435M Oracle failure leads to $88M in liquidations in Compound https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85850/dai-compound-dydx-liquidations-defi - DAI price spiked to $1.30 on Coinbase, which Compound uses as an oracle. - 124 unique accounts got liquidated - It is worth noting that such massive liquidations at Compound have occurred for the first time. More Ethereum nodes than Bitcoin nodes https://twitter.com/etherchain_org/status/1333173744089640960?s=20 - Bitcoin = 10,981 - Ethereum = 11,137 Venezualean government continues to leverage Bitcoin out of necessity https://cointelegraph.com/news/venezuelan-army-starts-mining-bitcoin-to-make-ends-meet - Making revenue via Bitcoin mining
51 mins
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!
32 mins
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
#14: Interview with a Spartan
Today, I’m not only joined by a very special guest, but the format of this episode is highly unusual as well! I interviewed the man who goes by the name @DegenSpartan on Twitter and who is one of the biggest and most enigmatic Defi investors there is. I have wanted to have him on for a long time, but there was one problem: DegenSpartan, or DS in short, is fully pseudonymous and did not even want to have his voice known. So we looked for a solution and ended up doing a text interview instead. Then I got Patrick McCorry (@paddypisa on Twitter) to speak the part of DS in the final recording, while I spoke my own part. At this point, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to us on Twitter and offered their help to make this episode a reality. I get that this isn’t your average podcast, and you can go and read the text interview instead if you want, but I think Paddy did a fantastic job and the final product came out great. Please enjoy! Discussed in this interview: DS: Degenerate or prudent investor? How he managed to recognize (and sell) the top in Defi His approach to investing Becoming Synthetix' patient zero Why he dislikes Maker, YFI, and governance tokens in general and more! Links: Subscribe to our mailing list for transcripts and other bonus content: https://uncommoncore.co/  DegenSpartan https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Patrick McCorry (as DS): https://twitter.com/paddypisa
38 mins
Nugget's News Crypto & Finance Podcast
Nugget's News Crypto & Finance Podcast
Alex Saunders
Bitcoin - The Trillion Dollar Path To Becoming A Global Reserve Asset
Today we are joined by Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy. We discuss Lyn’s investment strategy; misconceptions of money; how the complicated bond, reserve & cash reserve system works; inflationary & deflationary pressures; treasury & currency markets; BTC’s halving cycle; Lyn’s BTC investment thesis and much more! Follow Lyn Alden https://www.lynalden.com/ https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact Date of Recording: 2nd December 2020 --- 🔔 Did you enjoy this episode? SUBSCRIBE for more! 📹 For more Resources & Content:http://nuggetsnews.com.au/ 🎙 Rather video? Tune in to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/nuggetsnews #️⃣ Connect with us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NuggetsNewsAUFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/nuggetsnewsLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/nuggetsnewsInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/nuggetsnewsaus/Reddit:https://www.reddit.com/user/nugget_alex/________ ❗ DISCLAIMER ❗ Alex Saunders is not a Financial Adviser. All opinions expressed by Alex Saunders or his guests in this video are for informational purposes only and should not be treated as investment or financial advice of any kind. Any information provided during the video is general in nature and does not take into account the viewers specific circumstances. Nugget’s News and its individual team members are not liable to the viewer or any other party, for the viewer’s use of, or reliance on, any information received, directly or indirectly, from the video in any circumstances. The viewer should always: 1. Conduct their own research, 2. Never invest more than they are willing to lose, 3. Obtain independent legal, financial, taxation and/or other professional advice in respect of any decision made in connection with this video.
1 hr 27 mins
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter Media Ltd.
Juan Benet: Protocol Labs – IPFS, Filecoin and the Vision for a Decentralized Web (Part 2 of 2)
Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network data storage network, with built-in economic incentives for storage providers. It facilitates open-markets for storing and retrieving data, in which anyone can participate. Users can pay the network to access storage space, which can be encrypted, replicated, and highly available. After years of development and iteration, Filecoin recently launched its mainnet. The long term vision of the protocol is a fully decentralized future for the web. Juan Benet, Founder & CEO of Protocol Labs, returns for the second part of this 2-part episode. In this show we deep dive in to the technical aspects of Filecoin, how Juan and his team decided to design it, and the types of projects that are building on top of it. Topics covered in this episode: * How Filecoin works under the hood and the life cycle of data * The role of miners in the protocol * The bridge between Filecoin and Ethereum * How the economics of Filecoin were designed * How governance works in the Filecoin network * The Filecoin Foundation * The projects that are building on top of Filecoin * Juan’s views on blockchain scalability and Ethereum 2.0, and the challenges Web3 faces Episode links: * Filecoin website * Protocol Labs website * IPFS website * Episode #367 with Juan Benet (Part 1 in this series) * Episode #100 with Juan Benet * Filecoin on Twitter * Juan on Twitter Sponsors: * cPanel: cPanel's WordPress Toolkit is the all in one solution that makes hosting your website easier than it's ever been - https://epicenter.rocks/cpanel * Algorand: Learn more about Algorand and how it’s unique design makes it easy for developers to build sophisticated applications - https://algorand.com/epicenter This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/368
1 hr 18 mins
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
Alpha Finance: Asia's DeFi Rocketship - Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Ep. 122
Thailand's largest commercial bank recently dipped its toes into DeFi by investing in Alpha Finance, a Binance-backed research team building consumer DeFi products. Founder Tascha (@tascha_panpan) joins me in discussing: * What is Alpha Finance? * Market gaps in DeFi today * Why levered yield farming is Alpha's first product * How Alpha decides what products to build * Thailand's growing DeFi scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ****** Resources: * Radix (www.radixdlt.com) is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com * Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io * Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Intro track: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
39 mins
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Blockchain Detective - Taking on elite cybercriminals & owning them
Richard Sanders is a co-founder and lead investigator at CipherBlade, an elite blockchain investigation agency that works closely with top crypto exchanges, blockchain protocols, and the FBI. The agency uses a potent mix of on-chain and off-chain analytics and investigative techniques to track the most sophisticated cybercriminals on the planet. Guest: Richard Sanders Why you should listen: Richard Sanders and his team at CipherBlade are the 911 that the blockchain industry calls for cryptocurrency scam and hack investigations. Richard says “We'd prefer it if people came to us before they get hacked, rather than after they get hacked. We provide security audits for exchanges and high net worth individuals and can provide extensive training for companies and individuals.” Blockchain investigators use a variety of tools that allow them to visualize the blockchain. A block explorer does something similar, the difference with professional tools is they take those visualizations to the next level and significantly increases the information and attribution that can be analyzed. Richard says he is also adept at off-chain investigative skills. “Social engineering is a good example of this. I pretended to be a female gamer on Discord and that helped me identify one of the Ian Balina scammers. At the end of the day, the blockchain is the best source of data, if you can follow a set of transactions to a KYCed account on an exchange, that is the best place to start. There are some elements on the psyops side that can come into play. For example, you might look at indicators of behavior. If a person of interest has a history of speeding tickets and gambling, then those would be red flags, just as an example.” Key takeaway: Richard describes himself as a Realistic-Libertarian-Contrarian-Cyborg. Despite his intensive military background and strong working relationship with the FBI, Rich is also a cryptocurrency advocate, a staunch supporter of Monero, and a passionate believer in privacy. Richard says “I love the idea of privacy by default. As a realist, I understand that there will be an increase in diligence on people using crypto platforms and if you're making deposits you'll need to explain your source of funds. Monero has never tried to advertise using Monero for nefarious purposes. They don't need to. Privacy is a strong enough use case for adoption in and of itself. The question is, how do we have privacy by default but in the interests of public safety? We need to have this conversation as an industry so we can figure this out before governments are forced to do it for us.” The range of scammers and bad actors in the blockchain ecosystem runs the full gamut from the lowest to the highest basket of sophistication. The least sophisticated is Twitter and Telegram impersonation scammers, often based out of Nigeria. Many of these scammers don’t use VPNs, they don't always use mixers and sometimes they use direct deposit addresses for exchanges. At the other end of the scale, you have Lazarus, a very sophisticated hacking group out of North Korea that uses sophisticated mixing and crypto hopping techniques. What scammers have in common is they play on human greed, stupidity, and laziness. Richard says a significant portion of the industry is in it for the money. “There's a meme that says I'm in it for the technology but come on. It's fine to want to make money, but it gives people an unrealistic impression that crypto is a way to get rich quick and this makes them more vulnerable to these scams where people promise high returns.” It’s not just scammers that are having a negative effect on the industry. When considering the broader topic of crypto exchanges - think about what the perception is of our industry is from the outside. Exchanges get hacked left and right, scams abound, and there is a lax level of KYC and AML. Critics of crypto like to say that Bitcoin is only used for illegal activity, and while in the industry we know that is not true, it doesn't help to combat that narrative when exchanges get hacked and don't do enough to stop engaging with transactions from bad actors. In less than half an hour, Richard was able to identify several OKEx deposit addresses that received deposits from addresses associated with darknet markets. Any exchange with a simple compliance tool would pick these transactions up. Compliance professionals at compliant exchanges have access to know your transaction (KYT) tools. These tools show sending and receiving exposures, and break these down by category. If a transaction comes from a darknet market, the tool will identify this. These tools are not expensive for an exchange, they are usually charged by volume, so they are affordable for exchanges but out of the reach of individuals. Supporting links: CipherBlade Richard 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.
1 hr 10 mins
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd With $20,000 Bitcoin insight, some pro traders are buying options at $32,000. The current rally has some on Wall Street speculating about the future of gold. And the Winklevi say bitcoin will be the decade's best performing asset, see '25x' gains from here. Paypal has suspended a user for trading crypto on their own service. Facebook’s Libra may finally see the light of day in January as a USD stablecoin. Only it won’t be called Libra. Diem it. And you’ll be happy to know that Bitcoin is now accepted by all Pizza Hut outlets in Venezuela.  Make mine extra cheesy. Speaking of extra cheesy, you’ve stumbled upon the only crypto show that qualifies for that category. With a little extra bacon on top.  This is our Bad News episode #466 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/466 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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