Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Sep 3, 2019
Blockstream’s Samson Mow on the Art of Trolling, the Bitcoin Civil War, and the Big Block Bandwagon
1 hr 5 min

Charlie and Blockstream’s Samson Mow discuss Bitcoin surviving China’s attempts to stifle it and the quirkiness of the crypto space, including:The Bitcoin Deep StateFees and Network SecurityTroll Armies and Why There’s Not One for Bitcoin Bitcoin Blockchain, Liquid and LightningThe False Narrative Around Bitcoin Energy UseThe Uncalculated Energy Use of Gold and FiatThe Trade Off Between Privacy and ConvenienceThe Big Block BandwagonBitcoin.com Bait and SwitchBags, Hope and Maintaining the Party LineBlockstream and SatelliteMass Adoption of The Lightning NetworkThe Importance of Bitcoin as a Settlement System, Not a Payment SystemHow Proof of Stake Degrades Over Time

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The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd With $20,000 Bitcoin insight, some pro traders are buying options at $32,000. The current rally has some on Wall Street speculating about the future of gold. And the Winklevi say bitcoin will be the decade's best performing asset, see '25x' gains from here. Paypal has suspended a user for trading crypto on their own service. Facebook’s Libra may finally see the light of day in January as a USD stablecoin. Only it won’t be called Libra. Diem it. And you’ll be happy to know that Bitcoin is now accepted by all Pizza Hut outlets in Venezuela.  Make mine extra cheesy. Speaking of extra cheesy, you’ve stumbled upon the only crypto show that qualifies for that category. With a little extra bacon on top.  This is our Bad News episode #466 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/466 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.
43 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 4: 1 Million ETH Locked in 2.0, Congrats CZ of Binance, IRS Confusion
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 —————————————————————— Darknet Markets Made More Money Than Ever in 2020 https://decrypt.co/50405/darknet-markets-have-made-more-money-than-ever-in-2020 1 Million ETH Gets Locked up in Ethereum 2.0 https://decrypt.co/50397/1-million-eth-gets-locked-up-in-ethereum-2-0 Pakistan Moves to Legalize Bitcoin as Economy Tumbles https://decrypt.co/50389/pakistan-moves-to-legalize-bitcoin-as-economy-tumbles Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Has a Plan to Decentralize the Web https://decrypt.co/50366/web-creator-tim-berners-lee-has-plan-decentralize-web How IRS Tax Rules May Apply to Ethereum 2.0 https://decrypt.co/50359/ethereum-2-irs-tax-rules CZ Lands on Bloomberg 50, Next to Fauci and Kaepernick https://decrypt.co/50358/cz-lands-on-bloombergs-50-next-to-fauci-and-kaepernick The US Won't Ban Bitcoin, Says OCC's Brian Brooks https://decrypt.co/50457/the-us-wont-ban-bitcoin-says-occs-brian-brooks —————————————————————— 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
8 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]
“Bitcoin is a battle ground to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in the world.” - Robert Breedlove Another excellent piece from Breedlove, this time on the SwanBitcoin blog. The very purpose of money and civilization is to abate the entropy and chaos of the natural world. It is to protect ourselves from an uncertain future. Central banks are institutions that confiscate that production and safety for themselves and the political apparatus, and pour entropy into our lives and economic realities. Bitcoin will realign the incentives, it will protect the people and entrepreneurs from the evils of inflation, and it will finally right the ship. Today’s read by Robert Breedlove, “Bitcoin is Hope.” Check out the tons of additional links and ways to follow Breedlove and support his work by going to the link, as well as some great quotes and artwork that accompany this piece: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-is-hope 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, 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
54 min
CRYPTO 101
CRYPTO 101
Bryce Paul & Pizza Mind: Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency Ethereum Advocates
Ep. 353 - Behind the Scenes of a Company Holding BILLIONS of $$$ in Bitcoin, w/ Prime Trust
In this episode of CRYPTO 101, brought to you by the crypto game "God's Unchained", we catch up with Kinsey Cronin, the Senior VP of sales at PrimeTrust. She gives us her insights on institutional crypto adoption in the face of the coming recession. PrimeTrust is a custodian that is one of the very select few to be entrusted with actually holding billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin. She talks about some of their various partnerships and what goes on inside a crypto custodian company! Sponsored link: https://playgu.co/crypto101_4 Guest Links: https://twitter.com/KinseyCronin https://twitter.com/PrimeTrustCo https://primetrust.com Show Links: https://CRYPTO101podcast.com https://CRYPTO101insider.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 2020 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 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
29 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
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
ROLLUP: First Week of December
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51 min
Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
Thinking Crypto
CRYPTO Regulations In 6-8 Weeks & No BITCOIN Ban Says Brian Brooks - XRP BURN & Regulatory Clarity!
Brian Brooks, head of the OCC, went on CNBC and stated that US Crypto regulations are coming in 6 to 8 weeks and there will be no ban on Bitcoin. Speaking about Crypto he also stated “We’re very focused on not killing this.” In addition, he stated the following which is bullish for Ripple XRP "What we do need is clarity about what is allowed, and so we need some guidance for example whether banks can connect directly to blockchains as payment networks--the answer has to be yes," Paul Tudor Jones in an interview with Yahoo stated that Bitcoin and Crypto is headed north! 🚀 Get the Ledger Nano X to Safely store your Crypto - https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/acd6 🔥 Become a Channel Member - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpk... 💥 Sign up with BlockFi to earn Interest on your Crypto - blockfi.mxuy67.net/eyN5j 💥 Sign up with Binance US to purchase Crypto - https://www.binance.us/?ref=35098278 ⚡️ Earn Free Bitcoin while shopping - https://lolli.com/ref/thinkingcrypto 🔥 Get $25 off your Coinmine One purchase - https://coinmine.com/thinkingcrypto 🔥 Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ThinkingCrypto1 🔥 Follow on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thinkingcrypto/ 🔥 Website - http://www.ThinkingCrypto.com/ ================================================= Must Watch Interviews! - Interview with CZ Binance CEO - https://youtu.be/mF-iCOlnL_8 - Interview with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss - https://youtu.be/jZ5YNxLfBuw - Full Must Watch Interviews Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... ================================================= #Bitcoin #XRP #Crypto #Cryptocurrency #CryptoRegulations #BrianBrooks #Ripple ================================================= Disclaimer - Thinking Crypto and Tony are not financial or investment experts. You should do your own research on each cryptocurrency and make your own conclusions and decisions for investment. Invest at your own risk, only invest what you are willing to lose. This channel and its videos are just for educational purposes and NOT investment or financial advice.
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