Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Oct 22, 2020
How to Work Full Time in Crypto with Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent
37 min

Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.

Rob and Charlie discuss Proof of Talent, bull markets, crypto talent pool, crypto jobs, digital securities, hiring potential, Bitcoin, centralized organizations, Microstrategies, corporate strategies, youtube growth, market research, and building a company in crypto.

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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.

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Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_467 - Bitcoin Doesn't Rely on Utilities [Rollo McFloogle]
"But there is something even more interesting that happens with mining and electricity. Not only does Bitcoin mining add revenue to existing locations of energy production, but it also makes other previously unprofitable energy sources profitable." - Rollo McFloogle A Guest post from both a patron to the show and host of the Rollo & Slappy Show, we dive into a Bitcoin Magazine piece by Rollo McFloogle. Often when you talk about Bitcoin as a future money, people attack back with the claim that it "doesn't work without electricity!" This is obviously true, but exactly how much should this matter to us, and what is the risk to the Bitcoin network really? Maybe they are just an idiot, like Grum... hear all about it in today's article, "Bitcoin Does Not Rely on Utilities." Full article and other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/you-dont-have-to-worry-about-bitcoins-reliance-on-utilities Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, but just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
47 min
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 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
SotN#25 - Road to Ethereum 2.0 w/ Ryan Watkin & Wilson Withiam of Messari
Get the report: https://messari.io/road-to-eth2 ----- 🚀 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: 🚀 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 ------ State of the Nation #25 The Road to Ethereum 2.0 With Ryan Watkin and Wilson Withiam of Messari Ryan Watkins and Wilson Withiam lead the effort behind Messari's 'The Road to ETH 2.0' report. Both Ryan and David agree: this is the best piece of literature that has ever been produced about Ethereum, ever. This report will serve as an accurate guide to the uninformed as to the nature of Ethereum and the types of economies it can support. Get the report from Messari here: https://messari.io/road-to-eth2 We bring Ryan and Wilson on to discuss the production of this report, and some of the decision-making that went on behind the scenes. ------ Don't stop at the video! Subscribe to the Bankless newsletter program http://bankless.substack.com/ Visit the official Bankless website for resources http://banklesshq.com/ Follow Bankless on Twitter https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ Follow Ryan on Twitter https://twitter.com/ryansadams Follow David on Twitter https://twitter.com/TrustlessState ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time we may add links in this channel to products we use. We may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. We'll always disclose when this is the case.
1 hr 51 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: https://uncommoncore.co/  DegenSpartan https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Patrick McCorry (as DS): https://twitter.com/paddypisa
38 min
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 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Cryptocurrency News
Dec 2: PayPal Ceo Bullish, Christian Rock & Social Tokens, ZEN Halving
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 Dave C https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DzgzGYmgcc —————————————————————— PayPal CEO Is 'Very Bullish on Digital Currencies of All Kinds' https://decrypt.co/50141/paypal-ceo-is-bullish-on-all-kinds-of-digital-currency Ethereum Token for Virtual Race Track Sells for $223,000 https://decrypt.co/50147/ethereum-token-for-virtual-race-track-sells-for-223000 CoinLinked Lets Users Shop Anywhere Online With Crypto and DeFi tokens https://decrypt.co/50116/coinlinked-lets-users-shop-anywhere-online-with-crypto-and-defi-tokens Venezuela Arrests Suspects in $2 Million Bitcoin Heist https://decrypt.co/50100/venezuela-arrests-suspects-2-million-bitcoin-heist —————————————————————— Music: 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 2020 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
14 min
Swan Signal - A Bitcoin Podcast
Swan Signal - A Bitcoin Podcast
Swan Bitcoin
Bullish News Special - Lyn Alden and Andy Edstrom - E40
Investment strategist Lyn Alden and financial advisor Andy Edstrom join Brady to discuss the latest bullish Bitcoin news including the Niall Ferguson endorsement, Guggenheim Investments eyeing a $530M buy, passing the ATH price by some measures, the general trend toward holding for the longterm and the potential supply shock it could induce. Summary: 00:00 Introduction 03:25 Analyzing Niall Ferguson’s Bitcoin Endorsement 16:30 Guggenheim Investments Eyeing $530 MM Bitcoin Buy 28:17 Bitcoin Taking Gold’s Market Share 35:20 Bitcoin All-Time High 37:35 Janet Yellen: Former Fed Chair As Treasury Secretary 43:10 Future Government Actions Towards Bitcoin 46:53 Is Bitcoin Too Big To Ban? 51:20 Potential of Bretton Woods 2.0 59:00 Post-Show Discussion with Brekkie von Bitcoin 1:07:40 BitcoinTV.Network 1:10:10 SSL Sign-Off Connect with Lyn on social media: https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/ Check out Lyn's thoughts on her website: https://www.lynalden.com/ Connect with Andy on social media: https://twitter.com/edstromandrew/ Check out Andy's website: http://www.andyedstrom.com/ Swan Signal Live pairs great guests for compelling discussions about Bitcoin and economics. Subscribe and turn on notifications for more content from one of the best Bitcoin channels on YouTube. The audio podcast will be available at https://swansignalpodcast.com Connect with Swan on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwanBitcoin Telegram: https://t.me/swansignal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/swan... Swan Signal Live is a production of Swan Bitcoin, the best way to accumulate Bitcoin through automatic recurring buys at https://swanbitcoin.com. Get paid to recruit new Bitcoiners: https://swanbitcoin.com/enlist
1 hr 14 min
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