Bruce Fenton (Chainstone Labs) on the paradox of governance tokens (EP.139)
1 hr 8 min

Bruce Fenton, founder of the Satoshi Roundtable and Chainstone Labs, joins the show to talk security tokens and tokens-which-are-securities. In this episode:

  • About Bruce's company Chainstone labs
  • How the Bitcoin Roundtable is intertwined with Bitcoin history and the blocksize debate
  • Coinbase's ongoing rapprochement with Bitcoiners
  • Why longevity is so difficult in the crypto industry
  • Are we living in the most historically aggressive period in terms of regulatory oversight into the industry?
  • What Bruce makes of Heath Tarbert's comments on Ethereum
  • Continuing uncertainty about the status of Ripple's XRP – and what possible outcomes look like
  • The prospects for token S1s and a genuine standard of disclosure for new issuances
  • Why trying to avoid securities laws causes token issuers to create subpar instruments
  • How much control do governance tokens really give tokenholders?
  • Why Bitcoin isn't sufficient to resist the state alone – and what tools are part of that toolkit
  • Why the US should consider disrupting itself with regards to managing the world's financial system
  • Why some people like security tokens for the wrong reasons
  • The logistical advantages of tokenizing a security
  • How security tokens could open up mid-size businesses which don't have access to capital markets
Once BITten!
Once BITten!
Daniel Prince
@MrTimothyAllen - Award Winning Human Planet Photographer! #90
BTC $ 18'768 Today's guest on the show is the award-winning Photographer @MrTimothyAllen who was one of the geniuses behind the Human Planet Series and an awesome Britcoiner! Join Tim and I as we face down questions from each of our kids about homeschooling, photography and #Bitcoin. Listen to some of the most amazing stories from far off worlds as Tim describes some of his work on the Human Planet series. Do you remember the scenes of a tribesman scaling a tree for honey or the guy crossing a raging river on a tightrope? How did Tim feel about the series filming an uncontacted tribe in Brazil and how have these peeks into primal humanity shaped his thinking about our species? What lead @MrTimothyAllen to #Bitcoin and how does he hope to be able to transition away from his current projects to somehow work in the #Bitcoin space? A huge thank you to @MrTimothyAllen for taking the time to come on the show and share these stories with us! Make sure you go and check out Tim's new project, a new movie that launches for free next week! I stand on the shoulders of giants, these guys are amazing. Thank you: @coinfloor @swanbitcoin for your trust and support. @adamwoodhams1 for producing the show. @jimreapermusic for creating @hodlerthanthou and the Britcoiners @twentyoneism. Shills and Mench’s: www.swanbitcoin/bitten @Martybent @TFTC21 @Mattodell @Saifedean @RyanTheGentry
1 hr 41 min
40 - WTF Happened in 2020? | Meltem Demirors
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1 hr 41 min
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:  DegenSpartan Hasu  Patrick McCorry (as DS):
38 min
Laura Shin
9 Ways Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High - Ep.152
Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, and cofounder and chairman of Coin Metrics, explains why the Bitcoin price has been rising without the retail bubble seen in 2017-2018. In this episode he covers: * how this Bitcoin rally differs from the ones in 2017-2018 and why the market is much more mature * how much the pandemic and other macro forces this year have helped propel Bitcoin * what it says that the number of Bitcoin addresses with $10 or more worth of bitcoin are is at 18 million now, compared to 2014 in the 2017-2018 bubble * the significance of realized cap, and why there's less pressure to sell now since the current cost basis of all bitcoins is much higher than in the bubble * the significance of the fact that open interest in CME Bitcoin futures hit $1 billion this week — and why, even though they're cash-settled, they do impact the Bitcoin price * what the appreciation of the Bitcoin price in other countries' currencies such as Turkish lira means * what it means that the stablecoin free float has grown from $1.5 billion in the last bubble to $23 billion during this rally * what he makes of the theory that Chinese miners are having difficulty to sell their BTC being a driver of the price rise Thank you to our sponsor! Episode links: Nic Carter: Castle Island VC: Coin Metrics: Nic’s post: Chinese miners unable to sell BTC: Dispute with this report: CME Bitcoin open futures surpasses $1 billion: Link to the Crypto News Recap:
31 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Rethinking Criminal Justice with Eliza Orlins, Manhattan DA Candidate
Eliza Orlins has spent over a decade serving the citizens of New York City as a public defender. Now she is taking her fight to the political arena, running for the position of Manhattan DA. Her goal is to fundamentally alter a rigged system that serves the powerful and elite and punishes the poor and disenfranchised. The job has only been held by white men - upon her election she would be the first female to hold the position. Scott Melker and Eliza Orlins further discuss what it's like to run for office, competing on Survivor, her plans as district attorney, career prosecutors, lock em’ up culture, defeating the boys club, broken windows policing, the price of a prisoner, accepting cryptocurrency in her campaign, campaign finance reform, getting arrested on an empty subway 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,, 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 --- 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:
58 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Cryptocurrency News
Nov 23: Sergey Nazarov, Co-founder of Chainlink on Flash Loan Attacks
Follow The Decrypt Daily Twitter: @decryptmedia Website: Follow me on : Twitter: @MatthewADiemer IG: @MatthewADiemer FB Page: FB Group: Email: —————————————————————— Links: Link to the blog post to the section Sergey flagged: Link to a section of the Ethereal video: Fake Ethereum Tokens Net $53,000 in Just 30 Minutes Ethereum 2.0 is Halfway to Launch—But Delay Still Likely How a Bitcoin Shortage Could Be Good for Crypto Investors CipherTrace Files Patents For Tech That Can Trace Monero Transactions —————————————————————— Music: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library Here comes the money No copyright epic action music (Free) Non-Copyrighted Background Music! —————————————————————— Financial Disclosure: Matthew Aaron is a holder of cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and other stocks. *** this is not financial or legal advice*** © Copyright 2020 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
19 min
Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Charlie Shrem | BlockWorks Group
Fan Long: The Problem with PoS, Conflux and the Chinese Crypto Environment
My guest today is Fan Long, co-founder of Conflux, founder and president of Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute and currently an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto. Conflux is a next generation blockchain protocol with a focus on scalability, security and extensibility. Fan holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from MIT. His research interests included systems security, programming language, and blockchain. He was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Dissertation Award and MIT Best Dissertation Award for his work in Automatic patch generation, which is focused on creating software that promises to automatically correct software defects without the need for developers. He was also a competitive programmer, winning two gold medals in the International Olympiad of Informatics (2005, 2006). Our conversation covers the origins of bitcoin and blockchain with an emphasis on comparing bitcoin and blockchain to previous distributed system networks and how they attempted to solve the Byzantine Generals Problem, we also compare and contrast the differences between the proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS), the current crypto environment in China and what it’s like running a Crypto Company in China and his work at Conflux, and which country fears Bitcoin becomes the world reserve currency the most. ––– 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 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 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 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
46 min
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