Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Jan 12, 2021
Permissionless and Censorship Resistance with Kevin Wang
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My guest today is Kevin Wang, Co-Founder and of the Nervos Network. The Nervos Network is an open source public blockchain ecosystem and collection of protocols focused on solving the biggest challenges facing blockchains today. The design of the Nervos Network is a sustainably secure, permissionless and decentralized Layer 1 blockchain that is built to scale with Layer 2 solutions, making Nervos the only PoW, multi-asset, store of value, smart contract platform. Our discussion centers around the technical differences between the various consensus models, what it means to be a "truly permissionless" system, what makes The Nervos Network so special, and much more. 


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The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Achieving "Hyperbitcoinization" with Alex Adelman, CEO of Lolli
Earning cashback has always been boring - you earn pennies on the dollar in points that you may never use. Lolli transformed the rebate industry by offering Bitcoin as a reward, boosting global exposure and giving 10x the rewards that competitors offer with fiat. It is Lolli’s unique position between merchants and consumers that is pushing global adoption. The path to hyperbitcoinization is paved with free Bitcoin for people who have never held it before. In this episode, Melker and Adelman discuss a range of topics including: ・Democratization of commerce ・Death of retail ・Bitcoin as a payments rail ・Omni channels and atomic swaps ・The forefront of consumer and merchant adoption ・Corporations selling Bitcoin ・Central banks adding Bitcoin to the balance sheet ・Hyperbitcoinization ・Removing the middleman ・Open minded maximalism ---- MAKERSPLACE MakersPlace is the go-to premium marketplace for purchasing rare digital artworks from the world’s top creators (Ie. José Delbo, Trevor Jones, Pak, SSX3LAU, Shu Lea Cheang). New artworks are dropped twice a week, where they typically sell out within seconds of release and have been reselling several months later, upwards of 10x. Subscribe for exclusive drop notifications at https://makersplace.com/thewolf ---- 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 Bitcasino.io/Scott, to unlock your 200 FREE SPINS in the Legacy of Dead Promotion. ---- Join the Wolf Den newsletter: ►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members ---- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.co
55 min
Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann
Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]
"If the US Dollar really was to reach an uncontrollable level of inflation, a last move by the Fed may be to do this same trade on a Federal level by printing dollars to acquire Bitcoins to stack on their balance sheet. Only time will tell." - William Clemente III Today we read an excellent piece from bitrawr.com by William Clemente on the various feedback loops that could lead not only to the qualitative loss of trust in the fiat system, but a quantitative pull to earn a near risk-free position in the Bitcoin collateralized lending markets. Edited in part by Preston Pysh who has discussed this idea in greater depth, what happens when multiple feedback loops within the Bitcoin markets converge to make it an increasingly liquid, low risk, high yield asset? It creates a Bitcoin Black Hole. The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect: https://www.bitrawr.com/the-bitcoin-blackhole-effect For other great articles and episode mentioned in this show, check out the links below: Read 489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5678 Asset DNA - Speculative Attack: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5714 Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554 The MacroVoices episode on Interest Rates: https://www.macrovoices.com/946-macrovoices-259-louis-vincent-gave-as-inflationista-as-they-come A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) 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
1 hr 7 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Techemy Capital launches DeFi ETP on Balancer
Techemy Capital has launched Decentralized Exchange-Traded Portfolios (ETPs) on Balancer, starting with a DeFi ETP. We’re joined by Techemy Capital CEO Fran Strajnar, and Balancer CEO Fernando Martinelli who discuss why these ETPs are a potential game-changer, how to invest, and what this means for DeFi. Guests: Fran Strajnar and Fernando Martinelli Why you should listen: “Digital asset investors and traders are seeking more advanced ways to gain exposure to popular DeFi assets,” says Fran Strajnar, CEO at Techemy Capital. “BNC’s DeFi Index and ETP provides this, all with industry-leading security, transparency, and speed. Rather than having to pick one DeFi winner and hope for the best, investors can now get exposure to the success of the entire sector.” Fernando says it is validating to see funds such as Techemy Capital be early adopters of Balancer. "We're about to launch Balancer V2 which will bring massive gains in cost efficiency for gas fees. It's an exciting time for crypto and for DeFi and brilliant to see Techemy Capital provide a use case for Balancer that we foresaw from day one.” Key takeaway: The DeFi ETP is a physical representation of Brave New Coin’s Blue-Chip DeFi Index ( a portfolio of 8 key assets). The DeFi ETP gives traders non-synthetic exposure to assets in the BNC DeFi Blue-Chip Index: Yearn Finance ($YFI), Compound Finance ($COMP), Aave Protocol ($AAVE), MakerDAO ($MKR), Synthetix ($SNX), Uniswap ($UNI), SushiSwap ($SUSHI) and Uma Project ($UMA). Issued on Balancer Protocol, the new DeFi ETP mimics the constitution and weights of the BNC Blue-Chip DeFi Index. It is rebalanced in alignment with the index, providing traders an opportunity to get non-synthetic exposure to the assets that make up the index, and/or to speculate or arbitrage between the price parity of the index-powered perpetual swaps [offered by third parties such as BTSE] and the spot market for the ETP. The DeFi ETP is non-custodial, transparent, on-chain, wholly collateralized, highly liquid, and instantly redeemable. Supporting links: Techemy Capital Balancer Previous Techemy Capital podcast Previous Balancer podcast 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.
40 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 26: Listener Episode, $6k #BTC, Kraken @$10B
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 —————————————————————— Binance Debit Card Review: Is This The Ultimate Crypto Card? https://decrypt.co/54302/binance-card-review-is-this-the-ultimate-crypto-card https://www.gemini.com/credit-card/waitlist?utm_source=Google%20AdWords&utm_campaign=USA_Search_Credit_Card_Crypto_Rewards&utm_medium=paid%20advertising&utm_content=115100075943&utm_term=crypto%20credit%20card&gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql68CUNleDVQ9HT7_wYwLlFcKh65VK2MMu8iFApj-zruOs1ivHlg3BBoCI4gQAvD_BwE Crypto Art on Sale at Christie's Hits $1 Million Within 10 Minutes https://decrypt.co/59463/crypto-art-on-sale-at-christies-hits-1-million-within-10-minutes Crypto Exchange Accidentally Sold Customers Bitcoin for $6,000 https://decrypt.co/59532/crypto-exchange-accidentally-sold-bitcoin-6000 Mastercard Vice Chair: Bitcoin’s Too Volatile for Payments https://decrypt.co/59559/mastercard-vice-chair-bitcoins-too-volatile-for-payments ARK Invest's Cathie Wood: Bonds Are Done, Crypto Could Be the Solution https://decrypt.co/59571/ark-invests-cathie-wood-bonds-are-done-crypto-could-be-the-solution Crypto Exchange Kraken Aims at $10 Billion Valuation: Report https://decrypt.co/59578/crypto-exchange-kraken-aims-at-10-billion-valuation-report —————————————————————— 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
21 min
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
The Token Metrics Podcast
The Token Metrics Podcast
Token Metrics
CeDeFi vs DeFi | Is Binance a Threat to Uniswap (UNI) and DeFi? Token Metrics AMA
CeDeFi vs DeFi Is Binance a threat to Uniswap (UNI) and DeFi? 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! 📌 Secure your crypto by securing your phone with Efani: https://www.tokenmetrics.com/efani​ 📌 Earn a crypto bonus of $250 when you open an account at BlockFi today: http://www.tokenmetrics.com/blockfi​ 📌 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.
4 min
Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast
Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast
Marty Bent
Rabbit Hole Recap: Bitcoin Week of 2021.02.22
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - Taproot LOT OF LOTS  - BitPay Sanctions Violations  - Bitfinex and Tether settle with NY AG without admitting fault  - MicroStrategy bought another ~19.5k bitcoin for a ~$1.03B, they now hold 90.5k bitcoin  - Square quarterly earnings  - Coinbase discloses number ahead of Nasdaq listing  - Teleport Transactions CoinSwap implementation  - Arthur Hayes emerges  - Specter v1.2.0  - Onion Share v2.3  - RTL v0.10.1  - Hexa Wallet v1.4.5  - Samourai Dojo v1.9.0  - MyNode v0.2.27  - Sparrow Wallet v1.2.0  - Blockstream Green adds encryption to wallet metadata  - River raised $17.3M  - BottlePay raised $15.5M  - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin?  - BitMEX provides third grant for Michael Ford Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Unchained Capital. Check out their white glove vault concierge service that will take you from zero to secure multisig setup in no time. Use the code TFTC and receive $50 off that package that includes 2 Trezor Model Ts and $1,000 in your vault. HodlHodl. Lend at Hodl Hodl is a new non-custodial bitcoin backed lending platform, that allows peer to peer lending and borrowing between users, globally, anonymously & on your own terms. Create you offers & set your own terms on lend.hodlhodl.com
1 hr 52 min
CoinDesk Reports
CoinDesk Reports
ETH 2.0: ‘Keep It Simple’: Prevent Your Eth 2.0 From Being Slashed
In this episode, Christine Kim and Will Foxley discuss with the co-lead developer of Prysmatic Labs, Raul Jordan, the common reasons behind slashing events on Ethereum 2.0 and how they can be prevented.  “Keep it simple.” Jordan’s best advice to prevent validators who have staked 32 ETH (worth roughly $56,500 at time of writing) from being booted off the Eth 2.0 network for suspicious behaviour was to make operations as straightforward and uncomplicated as possible.  “A lot of people try to get really clever at their staking setup. They’re like I need zero down time. I cannot afford having my software down for a second. … A lot of stakers at home try to go for these really complicated setups and I mean to be honest they’re fairly sophisticated. They know what they’re doing but there’s always room for something to go wrong,” Jordan said.  Validators are the equivalent to miners on Ethereum’s new proof-of-stake blockchain dubbed Eth 2.0. These users earn rewards in the form of interest on their staked ether for running software that verifies and helps produce new blocks.  Over-engineering validator setups can lead to what are called slashing events, according to Jordan, which are penalties exacted by the network to deter users from launching malicious attacks. However, it’s impossible for the software of Eth 2.0 to discern what is a premeditated network attack from an honest mistake by a sophisticated user simply trying to maximize his or her earnings as a validator.  As a result, the best way to ensure a validator on Eth 2.0 isn’t slashed is to accept some downtime on the machine. Downtime means any period of time where validator operations aren’t actively running or connected to the internet and therefore not earning rewards.  “If you’re online for only two-thirds of the year, you’re still profitable as a validator. So why do this? The risk is not worth it,” said Jordan. “If you get slashed you’re going to lose some funds. You’re going to get ejected [from the network] and then your ether is locked in there not earning anything until you can withdraw in the future.”  Mining on Ethereum and other proof-of-work blockchains such as Bitcoin are notorious for being activities where feats of engineering and specialization actually increase the chances of earning rewards. Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are prime examples of technologies built to maximize the profits of Ethereum and Bitcoin miners.  However, the potential for slashing on Ethereum 2.0 is one of the main characteristics of the network that discourages similar types of innovation from profit-motivated validators. If there’s any upside to slashing, it’s that it has encouraged Eth 2.0 developers like Jordan to work harder at building standards between all Eth 2.0 software clients to make the user experience as smooth and as seamless as possible.  To learn more about these standardization efforts and how they’re helping educate users about running validator operations on Eth 2.0, listen to the full podcast episode with Christine Kim, Will Foxley and Raul Jordan.  For more weekly insights on Eth 2.0 development, consider checking out Foxley and I’s weekly newsletter, Valid Points.  Links mentioned in the podcast:  Raul Jordan’s blog post -  https://medium.com/prysmatic-labs/eth2-slashing-prevention-tips-f6faa5025f50
34 min
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