SLP229 John Newbery - Brink: Bitcoin Development
Play • 1 hr 19 min

John Newbery joins me to talk about his new bitcoin research and development center, Brink. John is a regular Bitcoin Core contributor, works on Bitcoin Optech, started PR Review Club, and mentors new bitcoin core developers. In this show we talk:

  • Why Brink
  • Priorities for development
  • Mentoring new developers
  • Bitcoin development culture

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On The Brink with Castle Island
On The Brink with Castle Island
Castle Island Ventures
Iain Murray (Competitive Enterprise Institute) on the history of Operation Choke Point (EP.169)
Iain Murray, VP of Strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, joins the show to discuss the history of Operation Choke Point, a 2011-2015 program used to exclude legal businesses from banking led by the DoJ and FDIC. In this episode: * How Iain Murray came to be one of the main historians of Operation Choke Point * The roots of Choke Point in the crackdown on poker sites in 2011 * How Choke Point was started on a whim by two midlevel DoJ lawyers in 2011 * How OCP targeted completely legal but politically disfavored industries * How mechanically the DoJ was able to get banks to comply with their informal guidance * Why the closed nature of banking means that alternatives financial service providers for these industries couldn't be created * How bank consolidation meant that OCP was easier to instrumentalize * How successful was Choke Point in marginalizing targeted industries? * Did OCP have buy-in from the highest levels of the Obama administration? * How regulations should have implemented the rules they sought to create with Choke Point – and why they chose not to * How OCP was an end-around the administrative procedure act, and why it was done covertly * Was there any accountability for the individuals behind OCP? Was anyone fired? * Why individuals on any side of the political spectrum should be concerned about OCP * Did Choke Point ever really end? * The long term enduring effects of OCP * How the Wyoming SPDI is a reaction to Choke Point * Whether Iain agrees with the OCC's 'Fair Access' rule Content mentioned in this episode: * Iain Murray at CEI, Operation Choke Point: What it is and why it matters * OCC, 'Fair Access' rule
1 hr 1 min
The Blockchain Debate Podcast
The Blockchain Debate Podcast
Richard Yan
Motion: Tether has always been acting in bad faith (Bennett Tomlin vs. Larry Cermak, co-host: Patrick McKenzie)
Guests: *Bennett Tomlin (@bennetttomlin)* *Larry Cermak (@lawmaster)* Host: *Richard Yan (@gentso09) Patrick McKenzie (@patio11, special co-host) * Today’s motion is “Tether has always been acting in bad faith.” This topic is very relevant for today’s markets because Tether is simultaneously an incredibly important, if not the most important, source of on-ramp liquidity for crypto, and a controversial, legally-challenged, blackbox operation that make market participants worry about their undesirable dealings and, worse, imminent collapse. We previously had a similar debate on this with Matthew Graham from Sino Global Capital vs Cas Piancey, the independent crypto commentator and Tether skeptic. So definitely check that out. Today’s debaters are Larry from the Crypto publication and Bennett Tomlin, another crypto commentator and Tether skeptic. The episode was also co-hosted by Patrick McKenzie, who also did extensive independent research on Tether. If you’re into crypto and like to hear two sides of the story, be sure to also check out our previous episodes. We’ve featured some of the best known thinkers in the crypto space. If you would like to debate or want to nominate someone, please DM me at @blockdebate on Twitter. Please note that nothing in our podcast should be construed as financial advice. Source of select items discussed in the debate (and supplemental material): * Paper claiming unbacked Tether drove BTC price: * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3195066 * Papers dispelling the above notion: * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3175876 * https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3508006 * Patrick McKenzie comprehensive history of Tether: https://www.kalzumeus.com/2019/10/28/tether-and-bitfinex/ * Bennett Tomlin blog: https://bennettftomlin.com/ * The Block publication: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/ * Amy Caster Tether timeline: https://amycastor.com/2019/01/17/the-curious-case-of-tether-a-complete-timeline-of-events/ Guest bios: Bennett Tomlin regularly publishes articles about fraud in the crypto space via his blog. His dayjob is data scientist and fraud investigator in the pharmacy benefits area. Larry Cermak is Director of Research and Analysis at The Block, a crypto research, analysis and news outlet geared toward institutional investors. Patrick McKenzie is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur and commentator. He wrote a thorough recount of the Tether controversy on his personal website. Patrick works for the Internet at Stripe. All comments are his own.
1 hr 16 min
The "What is Money?" Show
The "What is Money?" Show
Robert Breedlove
The Saylor Series | Episode 9 | Economics, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Natural Competition
Michael Saylor joins me to discuss anthropology, energy, and technology from first principles as we build the intellectual foundation necessary to truly grasp the historic significance of Bitcoin. 00:00:00​ - Episode Trailer 00:01:06​ - Swan Bitcoin 00:03:22​ - Robert’s Intro Economics 00:06:46​ Science of Infectious Disease, Sterilization, & Antibiotics 00:08:33​ Economics with Dirty Money Defective Money is Toxic 00:09:33​ Meditations on Toxicity as a threat to life 00:11:33​ Inflation Myths & Misconceptions 00:12:33​ Jedi Mind Tricks in Economics –“No Inflation Here” 00:13:33​ Early Retirement in your Consumer Basket 00:15:06​ Questioning Basic Premises of Economics 00:15:23​ “We can’t tell people what to think, but we can tell them what to think about” 00:15:33​ 30 year Bond calc – Mistake Inflation & Interest Rates 00:17:09​ Inflation Coefficients & Drivers 00:18:49​ Scarcity in Real Estate & Goods 00:19:59​ Agreement on bleeding George Washington to death 00:20:33​ Energy content in products, services, & assets 00:23:33​ Cherry Picking the Inflation Bucket for CPI 00:25:02​ Obscene Asset Inflation 00:26:33​ Scarce= High Energy Value 00:27:07​ Inflation is Theft, but most don’t realize this 00:28:26​ Inflation is Freezing to Death 00:31:00​ Real Yields vs. Asset Inflation Rates 00:31:52​ Storing Value in Equity & Debt 00:34:47​ Why do Stocks always go up? 00:37:27​ Big Tech vs. the entire Equity market 00:38:14​ Darwinian Competition 00:40:04​ Humility & Stoicism 00:41:54​ Challenges of Competing & Commercializing Acquisitions 00:43:52​ The Law of Decimation & Murphy’s Law 00:45:14​ Underestimating the cost of maintenance on assets 00:45:47​ Dangers of Youthful Ambition & Empire Building 00:47:33​ 10% tithe as a continuing theme 00:49:11​ Words don’t matter – Actions matter 00:49:31​ Paradox of Marcus Aurelius & Imperial Virtue 00:52:03​ Marcus Aurelius & the Crypto Keys to Empire 00:53:53​ There is always time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Natural Competition 00:54:50​ Darwinian Vitality & Antifragilty 00:55:29​ Terrifying Natural Beauty 00:56:11​ Everything is at its finest when tomorrow is uncertain. 00:56:23​ Ants at War on a Sunny Day 00:57:52​ Lions & Antelope on Television 00:59:18​ Dynamic Equilibrium & Ecosystem Health 01:00:53​ Paradox of the Engineer vs. Zookeeper 01:01:30​ Easter Island Ecosystem Collapse 01:02:10​ Free Market is Economic Expression of Darwinian Equilibrium 01:03:33​ - Robert's Outro 01:42:27​ - End -- See My Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​ Contribute Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Stack sats: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22​
1 hr 43 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_487 - Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin [Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack]
"In a world in which governments and companies continually encroach on personal liberties via surveillance and outright control, Bitcoin shines like a beacon of freedom." - Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack The anti-bitcoin narratives are going to flood in and have already started. We need to be ready for it, and that’s why this piece by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack is a required listen/read. How do we answer the Fed, how do we respond to the propaganda and the ignorance? Find out in another of Bitcoin Magazine’s incredible recent pieces title, “Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin” Check out the original at the link below, plus the incredible library of articles dropping every day at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winning-hearts-and-minds-for-bitcoin Mentioned at the beginning of the show is BtcMag’s page dedicated to everything busting the Energy FUD, keep it for quick reference: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/tags/energy-consumption Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
1 hr 4 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
A deep dive into Coinbase's acquisition of Bison Trails
Count this as one of the first major acquisitions deals of 2021: Coinbase said on Wednesday that it is set to acquire crypto infrastructure services provider Bison Trails for an undisclosed sum.  On this episode of The Scoop, Coinbase chief product officer Surojit Chatterjee and Bison Trails CEO Joe Lallouz unpack the deal with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd.  "Bison trails is going to serve as a foundational product within our product portfolio: what we call our ecosystem products," Chatterjee, a former executive at Google, said.  "So staking infra services is a start point, but we are going to look at other potential services that we can externalize, that we can create as a service." The deal represents a bigger push by Coinbase to offer its internal solutions to new client segments, Chatterjee said. "Over time you will see we will extend additional infrastructure and API services, many of which have actually been developed to power our internal Coinbase product," he added. "We want to externalize them make them services for the entire crypto ecosystem." In this episode of The Scoop, we explore various aspects of the deal, including: What it could mean for Coinbase's existing staking offering How it improves Coinbase's standing as an infrastructure as a service provider in the crypto market How the Bison Trail's team could lead to new external API services for big ticket clients and help improve existing services Chatterjee's product philosophy for Coinbase Recent moves by rivals to snag banking licenses from the OCC
31 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Could This Be Satoshi? An Interview with The Blue Wizard
Could This Be Satoshi? An Interview with The Blue Wizard Many people over the years have been suspected to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Some who advertise that they are have been the punchline for many jokes while others have allowed suspicion to foster without making claims. In episode 479, we interview a whale in crypto space. If his claims are true, and we’ve no reason to believe they aren’t, he was there at the beginning. His voice is disguised to protect his identity, and whether or not he is Satoshi remains to be known. But what will be revealed today is how passionate this person is for freedom and decentralization.  Oh, and NFTs.  In fact, over the past month he has spent almost 1 million dollars in WAX on NFTs. Have we got your attention? Get ready for an amazing hour of content as we welcome the whale known as The Blue Wizard to episode #479 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/479 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.
1 hr 19 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Why Bitcoin Wins with Gary Vee & Robert Breedlove
“We had two certainties in life; we had death and taxes. We’ve introduced the third certainty; 21 million Bitcoin.” — Robert Breedlove Location: Remotely Date: Saturday 16th January Company: VaynerX & Parallax Digital Role: CEO & Founder Hyperbitcoinisation is the state at which Bitcoin becomes the world's dominant form of money and thus the base asset for the entire financial system. On the road to hyperbitcoinisation, there will be a tipping point where governments willingly or unwillingly seed power and move over to a bitcoin-based system. For many Bitcoiners, hyperbitcoinisation is inevitable. However, the path to a hyperbitcoinisation society is unclear and likely difficult.  In this interview, I talk to entrepreneur, author & speaker Gary Vaynerchuk and founder of Parallax Digital, Robert Breedlove. We discuss the government response to Bitcoin and the road to hyperbitcoinisation. 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. Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets. ----- WBD301 - 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.
1 hr 24 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Identity Dilemma - Selfkey is empowering individuals to take back ownership of their identity data
Edmund Lowell is the CEO of KYC-chain and the Selfkey network - a blockchain startup developing digital identity solutions that empower individuals to take back ownership of their identity data. Guest: Edmund Lowell Why you should listen: Everyone’s data is concentrated in the hands of a few large institutions. They store information about your browsing history, shopping habits, location data, bank statements, medical history, and more. With the growing threat of data breaches, and the loss of privacy - our information is increasingly at risk. One of the reasons for this is because rather than the individual controlling their data, it is instead tech companies and government databases that store data. This is at risk of being hacked and leaked. For example, last year hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger was data hacked. The data consisted of a list of one million email addresses, as well as a list of 272,000 individual customers, containing emails, phone numbers, and physical addresses. Those customers have since been targeted with phishing attempts by scammers sending fraudulent emails claiming that their "cryptocurrency assets are at risk", prompting them to download a fake version of Ledger Live that would then ask for the user's seed phrase. Key takeaway: Current identity systems have failed to deliver the most basic requirements for a successful identity system: security, privacy, ownership, access, protection, interoperability, or linked data portability to identity owners. SelfKey’s mission is to empower individuals to own, control, and manage their personal data; and to help businesses protect personal data entrusted to them by users, and stay compliant with privacy regulators. SelfKey envisions a safer world where individuals are freer because their personal data and privacy is protected and under their control. Supporting links: Selfkey Leverj 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.
37 min
Nugget's News Crypto & Finance Podcast
Nugget's News Crypto & Finance Podcast
Alex Saunders
Gods Unchained, Scaling Ethereum & ImmutableX
Today we're joined by Immutable’s Co-Founder Robbie Ferguson, makers of Gods Unchained. We talk about problems with traditional gaming; decentralisation; ImmutableX & scaling solutions for blockchain gaming; rare Gods Unchained cards; the value of digital art; NFTs application to finance; tokenisation of everything and much more! Follow Immutable: https://twitter.com/immutable Follow Gods Unchained: https://twitter.com/GodsUnchained New Website: https://collectiveshift.com.au/ Date of Recording: 21st January 2021 --- 🔔 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.
38 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
SotN30: DeFi Season with Anthony Sassano (Top 10 DeFi Tokens on Ethereum, $DPI Index)
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1 hr 37 min
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