Building DeFi on Bitcoin with Edan Yago, Creator of Sovryn
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Edan Yago grew up during apartheid in South Africa and at one point had to smuggle gold as a child to help his family. Yago discovered Bitcoin and, after years of prepping for a revolution, immediately knew that his life would change forever. Stepping into the crypto space, Edan set out to design a new way of approaching DeFi and built Sovryn, a sidechain off of Bitcoin instead of Ethereum. Edan is excited for the monetary revolution that DeFi will bring to the 99% of the world that does not have full access to the world’s financial garden - and all based on Bitcoin.

 

Scott Melker and Edan Yago further discuss sewing gold into coat pockets, growing up in South Africa’s apartheid, a family of political activists, the only important choice is buying Bitcoin, bringing Bitcoin’s liquidity to DeFi, designing Sovryn, defeating crypto tribalism, fighting the no-coiners, loaning against DeFi, pseudo-Bitcoin, hyper dumps, hyper pumps and more.

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Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Charlie Shrem | BlockWorks Group
NFTs and the Creator Economy, with Rally founder Kevin Chou
My guest today is Kevin Chou, is the founder of Rally, is the CEO and co-founder of Rally, an emerging blockchain ecosystem where creators, fans and developers are joining forces to create the world’s first creator-owned economies. Kevin is also currently, serving as the Chairman of Gen.G, a new esports enterprise bridging Asia and North America. GenG is the parent company of Seoul Dynasty and Samsung Galaxy. Previously, Kevin was CEO and co-founder of Kabam, a top developer of mobile games. Kevin led the company from business plan founding to over $400M in annual revenue serving over 500 million players. Kabam developed leading partnerships with Marvel, Star Wars, Fast & Furious, Lord of the Rings, and Hunger Games. Our conversation focuses on the Creator Economy. We discuss Rally is the culmination of everything he learned in his career, the future of gaming and crypto, a deep dive into Social Tokens, and much more. I hope you enjoy this episode, it was one of my favorites. ---- Legacy of Dead  This episode was brought to you by Bitcasino. The worlds leading Bitcoin-led online casino and crypto-centric gaming destination. Wager your way into a world of opportunity, with the ultimate Fun, Fast and Fair crypto-casino experience.  Deposit, wager, and withdraw in real-time with a host of top cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), LiteCoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), TRON (TRX), Ripple (XRP), and more!  Use the promo link https://Bitcasino.io/Shrem, to unlock your 200 FREE SPINS in the Legacy of Dead Promotion. ---- NEXO Crypto banking just got real with Nexo. Get cryptо credit from just 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% interest on crypto, stablecoins & fiat, swap assets on their brand new integrated exchange, and much more all conveniently wrapped in a single wallet interface. Sign up for free at nexo.io. Download the Nexo Wallet App on Google Play or the App Store . ––– 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://blockworks.co
34 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency  News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Crypto News
Feb 24: Elon Pegged to #BTC or Getting Pegged? Brave DEX, #ETH #ETP
Follow The Decrypt Daily Twitter: @decryptmedia Website: Decrypt.co Follow me on : Twitter: @MatthewADiemer IG: @MatthewADiemer FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/thedecryptdaily FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedecryptdaily Email: MatthewAaron@Decrypt.co https://twitter.com/Melt_Dem/status/1363314197849911296?s=20 —————————————————————— As Bitcoin Tanks, Jeff Bezos Overtakes Elon Musk as World's Richest https://decrypt.co/58821/as-bitcoin-tanks-jeff-bezos-overtakes-elon-musk-as-worlds-richest CoinShares Launches Ethereum ETP With $75 Million in Funds https://decrypt.co/59255/coinshares-launches-ethereum-etp-with-75-million-in-funds Brave Browser Is Building Its Own Decentralized Exchange Aggregator https://decrypt.co/59219/brave-browser-is-building-its-own-decentralized-exchange-aggregator Canada’s Purpose Bitcoin ETF Now Holds $470 Million in BTC https://decrypt.co/59242/canadas-purpose-bitcoin-etf-now-holds-570-million-in-btc Fed Looking 'Very Carefully' at a Digital Dollar: Chairman Powell https://decrypt.co/58797/powell-fed-very-carefully-digital-dollar DeFi Needs 'Freedom to Experiment', Says SEC's Hester Peirce https://decrypt.co/58786/defi-freedom-experiment-sec-hester-peirce What Will It Take for Bitcoin to Shake Off Its Image Problem? https://decrypt.co/58617/what-will-it-take-for-bitcoin-to-shake-off-its-image-problem —————————————————————— Music: No Copyright Meditation Music | Music for Your Project - Copyright Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzJzz3S2OiM Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2RzhBOn Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM Track: Future Disco — Vendredi [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/zW2bU3ZnL9Q Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/future-disco Here comes the money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ZpesMYF6A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n695sgmV3EQ —————————————————————— Financial Disclosure: Matthew Aaron is a holder of cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and other stocks. *** this is not financial or legal advice*** © Copyright 2021 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
12 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
TOKES - How Blockchain helps the Cannabis Industry
Multichain Ventures is the parent company of The Tokes Platform. Multichain produces blockchain-focused products including cryptocurrency-based payment processing and supply chain visibility tools for the cannabis industry. Guests: Michael Wagner and Pablo Quiroga Why you should listen: The Tokes Platform builds software solutions for the merchant adoption of cryptocurrency and the data provenance of supply chains in the legal cannabis industry. The platform was developed as a solution to the cash-only problem caused by federal prohibition resulting in banking restrictions. To solve this issue, Tokes created software for tokenized transactions encompassing consumer to business, business to business, and business to state transactions. Blockchain provides utility for more than payments, as ensuring the provenance and transparency of cannabis supply chain data from seed-to-sale is not only a preferred scenario for consumers but regulated by state agencies. Tokes produces supply chain visibility solutions on blockchain for integration with seed-to-sale software to ensure the accuracy and availability of cannabis data for regulators and business stakeholders. Key takeaway: Multichain recently secured a public sector contract with the State of Nevada to fulfill the requirements of Assembly Bill 466. The Bill creates a Pilot Program and legal framework within which legal cannabis entities and supporting businesses can eliminate the necessity of transacting exclusively in cash, through the implementation of blockchain-based services. Multichain’s contributions to the B466 date back to 2018. Early discussions centered on a variety of potential alternative solutions to issues facing cannabis operators and how tokenized ecosystems might help solve these issues. Multichain is working on Star Atlas, a space-themed metaverse of grand strategy, open world exploration, territorial conquest, and political domination. Underlying technology consists of the latest in hi-fidelity game development, Unreal Engine, stunning visuals, and a blockchain baselayer utilizing Solana. The metaverse represents an alternative world of economic and political strategy, with the ability to generate real-world wealth transcending video game assets. Supporting links: Tokes Platform Multichain Ventures Star Atlas 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.
53 min
The Token Metrics Podcast
The Token Metrics Podcast
Token Metrics
Are Low Cap Coins Risky? How to Find Less Risky and Undervalued Coins? Token Metrics AMA
Are low cap coins risky? How to find less risky and undervalued coins? Sign up for Token Metrics at https://tokenmetrics.com​ Token Metrics Media LLC is a regular publication of information, analysis and commentary focused especially on blockchain technology and business, cryptocurrency, blockchain-based tokens, market trends, and trading strategies. Like the podcast to let us know you like the content! Sign up for Token Metrics at https://tokenmetrics.com​ ✔ Podcast: https://tokenmetrics.com/podcast​ ✔ Blog: https://blog.tokenmetrics.com/​ ✔ Forum: https://forum.tokenmetrics.com/​ Follow us on social media below: ► Telegram Alerts Channel: https://t.me/TokenMetrics​ ► Telegram Discussion Group: https://t.me/TokenMetricsDiscussion​ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenmetricsinc​ ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenmetrics​ ► Facebook: https://facebook.com/tokenmetrics​ Token Metrics Media LLC does not provide individually tailored investment advice and does not take a subscriber’s or anyone’s personal circumstances into consideration when discussing investments; nor is Token Metrics Media LLC, registered as an investment adviser or broker-dealer in any jurisdiction. Information contained herein is not an offer or solicitation to buy, hold, or sell any security. The Token Metrics Media LLC team has advised and invested in many blockchain companies. A complete list of their advisory roles and current holdings can be viewed here: tokenmetrics.com/disclosures.
2 min
Magic Internet Money
Magic Internet Money
Brad Mills
Occupy Wall Street 2.0
On this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills invites fellow podcasters Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert onto the show to discuss the stock market fiasco caused by r/WallStreetBets. The group discusses how it resembles the 2008 housing bubble and other stock market crashes. Max passionately defends Millennials and Generation Z’s “right to compete”. Brad discussed the history of fraud that Wall Street bankers have dabbled in over the years and the fallout of those controversies and how they related to the Gamestop Short. Time Stamps 00:00:19 - Intro 00:02:21 - Show start 00:04:10 - What is shorting? 00:11:20 - Why did Millennials buy GME? 00:16:18 - How GME resembles 2008 00:19:45 - The Bailout Chain 00:21:14 - Citadel, RobinHood, and how dominoes fall 00:24:00 - Occupy Wall Street in cyberspace 00:28:48 - Market rigging software 00:31:40 - London: the capital of fraud 00:35:18 - What could crash markets? 00:42:00 - Banking crisis 00:47:55 - How banks “killed Greece” 00:50:51 - “Bitcoin is the best way to do battle against crooks” 00:53:03 - Bitcoin vs “Shitcoins” 00:57:53 - “Attack on the Capital in cyberspace” and closing remarks Links to Mentions in the Show The r/WallStreetBets Short Citadel Melvin Capital Naked Shorting Regulation SHO (Reg Sho) Patrick Byrne History of US Bailouts Asymmetric Warfare How are Melvin, Citadel, and RobinHood Related? Occupy Wall Street Find Max Keiser Max Keiser LinkedIn Max Keiser Twitter Orange Pill Podcast   Find Stacy Herbert Stacy Herbery Twitter Stacy Herbert LinkedIn Find Brad Mills: Brad Mills Twitter Magic Internet Money Twitter Magic Internet Money Facebook Magic Internet Money Instagram Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast Tech Other Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of Bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by Satoshi Nakamoto.
1 hr 1 min
The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network
The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network
The LTB Network
Unhashed Podcast - ETF Rising
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we are again joined by Mags, the loud librarian herself, to cover bcash delistings, microstrategy doubling down, Cryptopia's hacks (yes, that's plural), bull market company valuations, Nigeria's bitcoin ban, and the ins and outs of North America's first ETF launch. It gets a little gossipy at the end...we blame Mags for that. * OKCoin is delisting bitcoin cash (BCH), a fork or 'œclone' of bitcoin, as well as its own fork, bitcoin sv (BSV), both as a way to protect neophyte clients who are trying to buy bitcoin and as a statement of principle. The exchange's higher-ups decided to scuttle the markets for either coin because they created confusion for new clients who joined OKCoin to buy bitcoin. On top of that, the routine lawsuits and legal threats from Bitcoin SV creator Craig Wright played a hand in the exchange decision to delist both BCH and BSV. * MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said Friday the firm had completed a $1.05 billion debt offering, a raise that will allow the business intelligence company to buy another $1 billion in bitcoin. The raise is part of MicroStrategy's dual business strategy of developing business intelligence software and also literally just buying as much bitcoin (BTC, -6.63%) as it possibly can. MicroStrategy already has 71,039 of the coins.'œMicroStrategy estimates that the net proceeds from the sale of the notes will be approximately $1.03 billion, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by MicroStrategy,' the company said. * The Cryptopia exchange has reportedly been hacked again, even as it is being liquidated following a previous breach that stole$15.5 million. According to a Stuff report Thursday, a creditor, U.S. firm Stakenet, has been told that about $45,000 in the XSN cryptocurrency had been transferred out of its cold wallet on Feb. 1. Unused since the first Cryptopia hack in January 2019, the wallet is reported to contain crypto assets worth US$1.97 million in total. Liquidator Grant Thornton New Zealand said it hadn't authorized the movement of funds and that it is investigating the incident, according to an email seen by Stuff. Stakenet had not lost funds in the 2019 hack and had been hoping to eventually receive all its assets back. 'œIf this unauthorized transaction has happened under Grant Thornton's watch then they need to explain to the users why they failed to secure ... [the] assets like they were supposed to do and how someone was able to access them,' the company told Stuff. The news comes soon after Grant Thornton finally started allowing former users of the exchange to enter claims to retrieve their assets. * High-end bitcoin brokerage River Financial raised $17.3 million in a recent equity sale, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thursday. Form D filings reveal two-year-old River aims to raise nearly $500,000 in additional funding for a total of nearly $17.8 million. The firm reported 34 backers in its latest filing but none of them were known at press time. It was not immediately clear if the $17 million figure includes funds from the $5.7 million seed round River completed last July with backing from Castle Island Ventures, Slow Ventures and a slew of other VCs. Partners at those firms did not respond to multiple CoinDesk inquiries. Software job postings indicate River intends to build new services for its iOS app, and is considering taking steps to bolster account security and develop 'œnovel performance reporting features,' projects it offers as examples to prospective hires. River serves deep-pocketed bitcoin investors and has in the past insisted it manages a 'œbrokerage' service, not an exchange. It is seeking to refine that white-glove offering already available 32 U.S. states, as evidenced by the client operations analyst position. * The first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to receive regulatory approval in North America has already demonstrated the market's huge appetite for such a product. The Purpose Bitcoin ETF (ticker: BTCC), brought to market by Purpose Investments earlier this week, traded $80 million worth of shares in its first hour and $200 million in its first day '" a figure that's ten times greater than that of the average ETF and broke records in Canada, according to Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas. In its second day on the market, BTCC traded $350 million in shares, which was three times more than any other ETF. Typically and ETF has a drop off on the second day of trading. While BTCC is the first bitcoin ETF to hit the North American market, it will not be the last. Ontario regulators approved a second bitcoin ETF from Evolve Funds Group this week. And bitcoin custodian NYDIG recently submitted a regulatory approval filing to offer a similar bitcoin ETF product in the United States. * Last Tuesday, Shenzhen, China-based sports lottery site 500.com announced the acquisition of major Bitcoin mining pool BTC.com from Blockchain Alliance Technologies Holding Company via a share-swap agreement. Blockchain Alliance is operated by BitDeer, which itself is chaired by Jihan Wu, the co-founder of bitcoin mining giant Bitmain. The terms of this purchase agreement include 500.com using 10 percent of its own outstanding shares to execute it, according to the announcement. The terms also outlined additional share issuances based on the performance of BTC.com businesses. According to BTC.com mining pool data, it is currently the fourth-largest pool by block validation, contributing just over 10 percent of the total network hash rate over the last three days. As of the time of this writing, BTC.com maintains a hash rate of 15.36 exhahashes per second across that timeframe. This news comes hot off the heels of 500.com's announcement in early February that it is purchasing 15,900 bitcoin mining rigs. This is rapid advancement for the online gambling company, which only just announced its intention to enter the blockchain space in January. * As reported by Ahyke Otutubuike on Bitcoin Magazine: 'œYou have probably heard the news about the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) imposing a ban on financial services for cryptocurrency exchange operators, as well as the incongruent excuses for its action. You may have also heard of several connected controversies, like how it's linked to the #endSARS protests, aid for which was partly funded in bitcoin. What you probably don't know, though, is how this is related to the economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic, the huge arbitrage gap in the naira (NGN) prices across the Nigerian currency market, the decline in Nigeria's inflow remittances and the emotional tension of individuals whose funds are sadly trapped in all of this.' Ahyke Otutubuike goes on to report how after 12 years of steady increases of remittance inflows, 'œdiaspora remittances declined by 97.3 pe3rcent between January 2020 and September 2020. Coincidentally, cryptocurrency volumes in the country were at their highest during this period.' Ahyke Otutubuike then explains how cryptocurrencies on the black market had been traded at a 20-30% premium compared to official regulated cryptocurrency markets, incentivizing remittances to go through unofficial channels. With the current ban, the main effect will likely be the continued operation of the well-established black markets for cryptocurrency, and Ahyke Otutubuike finishes out the article by pointing out that 'œwhat may be most affected is the growth of the blockchain innovation that we were beginning to see in the country before this ban was recirculated.' Ahyke Otutubuike. Ahyke Otutubuike. Ahyke Otutubuike
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The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Bringing Crypto to the Masses with Crypto Wendy O
Bringing Crypto to the Masses with Crypto Wendy O Here at the Republic of Bad Cryptopia embassy, Travis and I are but two humble blockchain and crypto enthusiasts seeking to bring you news and entertainment. And let’s face it, two middle-aged guys telling bad dad jokes aren’t everyone’s slice of pie.  So it’s a good thing that there are other ambassadors who appeal to unique audiences. Crypto Wendy O is one such content creator and we’re pleased to welcome her to the show today. With over 25,000 YouTube subscribers, The O Show releases daily content and provides a unique perspective to this space that we love so much. What happens when Bad Cryptopia meets the O Show? It’s the “Bad Crypt-Oh No You Didn’t” episode #489 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/489 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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CRYPTO 101
CRYPTO 101
Bryce Paul & Pizza Mind: Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency Ethereum Advocates
Ep. 362 - Privacy vs. Transparency in Cryptocurrency Smart Contracts w/ Oasis Protocol
In this episode of CRYPTO 101, we talk with Luca Cosentino from Oasis Protocol about smart contracts. Smart contracts power the DeFi ecosystem on the backend. Even if Uniswap or other DEX front-ends were to be seized or shut down, the trading would still continue and new interfaces would pop up somewhere else the very next day (or sooner). Oasis offers private smart contracts, a potentially revolutionary step forward in security. Crypto has two major conflicting ideologies, transparency vs privacy. Each use case seems to have a good argument for either, or sometimes both. Luca shares his thoughts on the advantages of private smart contracts, as well as the full-featured open finance ecosystem being built at Oasis. The hot topic of the day is, can Ethereum scale, and when? We get some insight from someone knowledgeable in the field. We also learned about a novel concept called Tokenized Data, and what may allow users to sell their data that they currently (and often unknowingly) give away for free today. Guest Links: https://oasisprotocol.org/ Show Links: https://CRYPTO101podcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/user?u=8429526 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Crypto101Pod https://twitter.com/BrycePaul101 https://twitter.com/PizzaMind https://instagram.com/crypto_101 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101Crypto https://www.facebook.com/CRYPTO101Podcast **THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVICE** © Copyright 2021 Boardwalk Flock, LLC All Rights Reserved ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Fog by DIZARO https://soundcloud.com/dizarofr Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/Fog-DIZARO Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/lAfbjt_rmE8 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
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Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
John Vallis
Greg Foss on Canada's Bitcoin ETF, Valuing Bitcoin, and Where to Look for the Looming Global Debt Crises
Gregg Foss has 32 years experience in high-yield credit markets and has been heavily involved in the Canadian bitcoin scene since 2016.   In this show we discuss what the credit default swap market is saying about creditworthiness and default risk for governments around the world today, and how to interpret this market to come to a unique valuation for bitcoin.   We then move on to the recent launch of the bitcoin ETF in Canada, where the massive demand is coming from, what it means for the 'closed-end' funds, and what opportunities the market is throwing up as a result.   Finally, we discuss his involvement in innovative power generation and distribution solutions through Validus Power, with fascinating implications for the bitcoin mining industry.   Enjoy!   --   More from Greg:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FossGregfoss  WEBSITE: https://www.validuspower.com/   More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
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Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
Adam B. Levine
SOB #455 Privacy & Scale - Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin’s Taproot
In this episode of Speaking of Bitcoin (originally recorded in early January, 2021), join Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan as they dig into the much discussed but often poorly understood ‘Taproot’ improvement. This long-in-the-works, multi-part bitcoin improvement proposal is nearing deployment but will likely take years to fully manifest in the wallets and applications we use. Even so, taproot is set to impact the protocol significantly in the areas of scale, privacy and the ability to create and execute more complex ‘smart contracts’ on bitcoins’ native layer. In this episode, we dig into the meaning and implications of the upgrades major componants in an easy to understand way and then go into the technical explanation to provide you with all the technical details as well. Prefer to listen as a Podcast? Subscribe to Speaking of Bitcoin: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-bitcoin/id1463398832?uo=4​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2u3oXWilTSFmZ034vQeUGq​ Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNDIxZmQ0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz​ PocketCasts: https://pca.st/DU8V​ RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/lets-talk-bitcoin-8jOrdv Image credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash modified by Speaking of Bitcoin --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/originalltb/message
24 min
Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann
Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]
"So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult." - Alex Gladstein Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy's Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin's history that informs this perspective. Don't forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ https://twitter.com/gladstein For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show: Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3943 Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 An Unstoppable Force [Guy's Take]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5450 The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5521 A Lovely welcome back to SwanBitcoin as a supporter of BitcoinAudible. Making the best in Bitcoin available to listen while auto-buying Bitcoin at the same time! SwanBitcoin.com/guy And to our 2 other wonderful sponsors: 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
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