8. Is Bitcoin democratic? Debate with Alex Gladstein
1 hr 39 min
We are joined this week by Stephan Livera who moderates a debate between Saifedean and Alex Gladstein, of the Human Rights Foundation, on the question of whether bitcoin is a democratic technology.

Alex has written on how bitcoin can protect free speech.
https://quillette.com/2019/12/17/how-bitcoin-can-protect-free-speech-in-the-digital-age/

Articles and Books mentioned in the episode:


Hoppe: Democracy: The God That Failed
http://library.lol/main/6E4C0C23B1ED8FA9AA79A575B5CCA072

Why Monarchies Rule for standards of living
https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/monarchies-good-economies/
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
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_465 - All the Bullish Cases for Bitcoin [Brandon Quittem]
Want to hear all of the bullish cases for Bitcoin? Protection for pensions, the fiscal cliff we are speeding toward, capital movement for the wealthy, a safe haven for corporate treasuries, a dominant millennial investment vehicle, & so much more. Bitcoin has so many feedback mechanisms to increase its value, to make it a globally significant asset for every demographic, & potentially to fulfill the role as a new global reserve. All while having a perfectly inelastic supply. The only thing that can adjust, is the price. Today's episode is a fantastic thread from Brandon Quittem for some Thanksgiving Day moon juice! https://twitter.com/Bquittem/status/1327732566191976452 Other episodes & article mentioned in today's Guy's Take section: A Bold American Future: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3901 The Promise of Independent Property Rights: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2556 Guy's Take - The Dominos are Falling: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4634 Guy's Take - The Next Domino... https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4883 Magic Gold with Michael Saylor: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4758 Check out our amazing sponsors below for a veritable suite of Bitcoin storage solutions: Hexa wallet is an excellent and versatile mobile storage, with a clever seedless backup, multiple accounts, batching & more. Find out more at GuySwann.com/hexa. Then for a simple, sleek, swiss made, & secure hardware wallet solution for your cold storage, check out the BitBox02! GuySwann.com/BitBox --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
59 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
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
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
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Bitcoin Passes $19,000 - Bad News For Nov 25th
It’s a very Happy Thanksgiving for fans of crypto as Bitcoin is almost back to it’s all time high. Even altcoins have come alive and the bull has been unleashed. Ethereum 2.0 is finally coming on December 1st, Bitcoin appears to be decoupling from Gold, and Ran Neuner of CNBC is launching the world’s first 24/7 crypto call-in station. Even Her Majesty has expressed an interest in blockchain. For those of you just hopping on the crypto train, we welcome you to the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, where we bring you the latest news from the crypto world with a healthy helping of bad dad jokes.  Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/464 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.
45 min
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