Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Nov 26, 2019
Andreas M. Antonopoulos on How Bitcoin Defeats the System of Control over Money and Why US Politics are Rigged
Play episode · 1 hr 8 min

We all know what the 3 properties of money are, but did you know there is a 4th property of money? Andreas M. Antonopoulos has been a Bitcoin champion since the beginning. In this episode of Untold Stories, Andreas explains what the 4th property of money is and how Bitcoin defeats it. In doing so, the IRS decided to make Bitcoin unusable for retail transactions. Andreas shares how States in the US are regulating more than the Federal government and the positives and negatives it causes for crypto exchanges. Lastly, we discuss how corrupt politics keep their political agenda regardless of your vote and I get a chance to thank Andreas for being supportive of me when I was in prison.

This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, a broker of ASIC mining gear and the creator of CryptoMining. You can find him on twitter @offordscott.

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The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
All Things DeFi with Saeed Al Darmaki
DeFi truly is all the rage right now. And it makes sense, because who doesn’t want to separate from the traditional fiat banking system and become your own bank? Yet, decentralized finance is still risky, and a bit confusing.  In episode 453, we welcome Saeed Al Darmaki to the show to discuss all things DeFi. He’s the managing director of the Alphabit Digital Currency Fund and Chairman of eGovern blockchain consultancy company. It’s guaranteed he knows more about this stuff than we do.  But then again, who doesn’t? Hey, you don’t get the Defi Dufi label just because you like alliteration.  You have to earn it. And today we do just that for episode #453 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/453 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.
45 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Smart Pools - Balancer is Uber for liquidity pools
Fernando Martinelli is the founder and CEO of Balancer, an automated asset management platform for programmable liquidity. Balancer allows anyone to create public or private liquidity pools for up to 8 assets with customizable weighting. Guest: Fernando Martinelli Why you should listen: Balancer began as a research project in 2018. By exploring multidimensional invariant surfaces, Fernando and his team came up with a powerful mathematical framework that enables continuous portfolio rebalancing while also generating fees. Fernando says “the formula itself is quite simple and easy to express mathematically. The way it works and the way it proves self-balancing in liquidity pools is the trickier part. It’s a function of mathematical expression whose value cannot change when trades are done. The same way Uniswap relies on X x Y = K, we have something similar but slightly more complex. And if you think of each of the balances as a dimension and then if you have a pool with three balances, then you have a 3-dimensional surface, which is actually in the fourth dimension because the surface itself is the energy value of this function that has three inputs and one output.” Balancer is similar to Uniswap. However Fernando says that one of the main differences is that “our main focus is on the asset management side of things where Uniswap’s focus is more on the decentralized exchange. So our focus is to make sure we meet the needs of liquidity providers so they will come to Balancer to put their crypto to work, and rebalance their portfolios. We want to be a flexible primitive where people can be as creative as they want.” Asked about one of the key Defi themes in 2020, Fernando said, “Liquidity mining is a mechanism to get a platform to a decentralized stage. Balancer started with investors, advisors, founders, and this was at a time when there wasn’t really an idea of a fair launch. It’s just the way it worked out. There are pros and cons but ultimately you need capital to bootstrap but we don’t want to be a VC coin we want to be decentralized and that’s our goal.” Key takeaway: Balancer is a financial primitive that serves as a fundamental building block in decentralized finance. However, it is also an asset management platform, and it is an automated market maker (AMM) providing programmable liquidity. This in turn makes other features such as decentralized asset exchange, automated portfolio management, DAO-governed treasuries, and fair token distributions possible. Fernando says this is an important point, and that as a permissionless platform, Balancer allows any developer to leverage its infrastructure to build financial products and services. “Balancer wouldn’t work if there wasn’t the other side of the market. So you have the liquidity providers who want to have their index funds rebalanced, and make some money with fees. And that’s up to them to decide. And the other side of the equation is the DEX. So all the pools on Balancer allow anyone to trade in any direction on any pair that that pool contains. The fact that we have a two sided market means we need both actors for the system to work.” Balancer Smart Pools are private pools controlled by a smart contract. These pools can be made of two to eight token constants, and customized with configurable weights that represent the desired ratio of each token in a pool. The smart contract acts as a controller for the liquidity in that pool. Fernando describes smart pools as “Uber for liquidity pools, whereas what we’ve had to date has been taxis. It’s about matching demand to supply.” For example, the RealT smart pool – essentially a real estate index fund building on all their tokenized real-estate – where the smart pool ERC20 tokens represent ownership of the whole index. Finally Fernando says “DeFi is a revolution that is just getting started. It will have cycles and some serious ups and downs but it is going to keep growing I believe.” Supporting links: Balancer Balancer on Twitter Fernando on Twitter Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin The Three-Body Problem 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.
48 min
The Delphi Podcast
The Delphi Podcast
Tom Shaughnessy
Eric Chen: Injective, The Decentralized Derivatives Exchange Protocol
Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Eric Chen, the co-founder of Injective Protocol. The two discuss Eric's journey creating a fully decentralized derivatives exchange, competition, scaling and much more. - Show Notes (1:57) – (First Question) How Eric Chen got involved with Crypto (7:16) – The need of Derivatives products/What does Injective Protocol offer (10:26) – Contracts for Differences (CFD) (11:36) – Institutional or Retail focus (13:37) – What is Injective Protocol competing for (16:40) – Injective Protocol status (17:20) – The evolution of Injective Protocol products (20:45) – Exploring the Injective Protocol architecture (21:29) – Achieving Scalability (21:55) – The use of Injective Protocol token (24:02) – Insights about the process for token holders (25:18) – The battle between CEFIs and DEFIs for derivatives (28:03) – Why haven't we had an Injective before (29:56) – What does decentralized derivative exchange have that Injective wants (31:33) – Insights about starting Injective as anonymous founders Resources: * Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericinjective * Guest’s Website: https://injectiveprotocol.com/ * Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 * Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More * Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://youtu.be/fubeSokngY8 * Access Delphi's Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ * Kubera lets you monitor your crypto and traditional portfolios in a single place. Think Coinbase and Fidelity on the same dashboard. All major banks, brokerages, crypto exchanges and wallets supported. https://www.kubera.com/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.
35 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness with Brock Pierce 2020 Presidential Candidate
Brock Pierce is running for president. As a child actor in some of Hollywood’s most recognizable 90s films, Brock learned how to work a room like a star and engage with adults in a meaningful way. After an endless string of successful tech ventures, Brock has focused on how he can best serve the American people - by building a new political party. Scott Melker and Brock Pierce further discuss painting the White House, the life of a child movie star, why he's running for president, the polarization of our nation, stepping into the political ring of fire, breaking free of left and right politics, a developing political evolution, being bullish on crypto, going face to face with the media giants, financing a presidential campaign, universal earned income, criminal justice reform, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and more. --- ROUNDLYX RoundlyX allows you to dollar-cost-average into crypto with our spare change "Roundup" investing tool, manage multiple crypto exchange accounts in one dashboard and access curated digital asset content and services. Visit RoundlyX and use promo code "WOLF" to learn more about accumulating your favorite digital assets when making everyday purchases and earn $4 in free Bitcoin. --- EQUOS Diginex is the first company with a cryptocurrency exchange to be listed in the US. That exchange, EQUOS, has been built to institutional standards, but is available to everyone. You can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum spot, as well as Bitcoin perpetuals, and get a 5% discount on all fees, by signing up using equos.com/wolf. --- CELSIUS With the Celsius app you can earn up to 15% APY rewards on over 30 cryptocurrencies. Have crypto but want cash? Celsius also offers the lowest cost loans against your crypto with interest rates starting at just 1% APR. Enter promo code WOLF when you sign up and get $20 in BTC! Users must transfer and hold at least $200 of any coin for 30 days to be eligible for the reward. --- 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: https://www.blockworksgroup.io
1 hr 5 min
Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 151: John Adler on Optimistic vs ZK Rollup and the data availability problem
In this episode, we chat with John Adler - co-founder of Lazy Ledger and Fuel Labs. We compare Optimistic Rollups and ZK Rollups as well as discuss how Ethereum, specifically Eth1, could look over the next few years. We also talk about the data availability challenge in blockchains and how Lazy Ledger aims to solve this. Relevant links can be found here: James Prestwich's thread on Scalability vs Throughput myths (https://twitter.com/_prestwich/status/1284174486674083840) The LazyLedger academic paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.09274) Security analysis of ORU from Fuel (https://docs.fuel.sh/v1.0.0/Concepts/Fundamentals/Security%20Analysis.html) What would a rollup-centric ethereum roadmap look like? (https://ethereum-magicians.org/t/a-rollup-centric-ethereum-roadmap/4698) Video: "Scaling Ethereum in 2020 and Beyond" - Vitalik Buterin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0jtV9mxdI0) Some additional thoughts from John on Eth1 (https://twitter.com/jadler0/status/1204444854719303680) Thanks to our sponsor Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/). Least Authority is a security consulting company known for their dedication to pushing the limits on how to build privacy-respecting solutions. They are a team of security researchers, open source developers, privacy advocates, cryptographers who specialize in security audits, design specification reviews, and security-by-design. Known for their security reviews, including work with zero knowledge proofs as well as having implemented zero-knowledge access passes with the distributed storage system, Tahoe-LAFS. If you are skilled in the area of zero-knowledge protocols and other advanced cryptography for scalability and privacy enhancing tech, you should get in contact with them. They’re expanding their team, so email them at jobs@leastauthority.com (mailto:jobs@leastauthority.com) Thanks again Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/) If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm -https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram -https://t.me/joinchat/B81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA Catch us on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuMg Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit -https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant -https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2 Support us on the ZKPatreon -https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
1 hr 11 min
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
Becoming a Bitcoin Core Developer with Amiti Uttarwar
“I think that having a global currency is inevitable at some point, whether in our lifetime or another, and I think Bitcoin is the kind of global currency I’d like to see.” — Amiti Uttarwar Location: Squadcast Date: Thursday 17th September Role: Bitcoin Core Developer Due to the decentralised nature of Bitcoin, committing to becoming a full-time core developer comes with challenges. While the Bitcoin network is worth over $200 billion, there is no central development fund to ensure that developers are working full time on the protocol. While there are numerous independent contributors, many developers rely on support from a growing number of companies such as Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, Lightning Labs and a handful of others who fund work on the protocol. In this interview, I talk to Bitcoin Core Developer Amiti Uttarwar. We discuss her residency at Chaincode Labs, contributing to Bitcoin Core, working on open source projects and the blacklist controversy. This episode’s sponsors: Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade Bitcoin BlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts Bitcoin Casa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security. Least Authority - Helping projects improve their security and build secure technology. ----- WBD271 - Show Notes ----- If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show my doing the following: Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contribute Make a tip: Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2S QR Codes: Bitcoin If you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank you Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the show and episodes with your friends and family Subscribe to the newsletter on my website Follow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTube If you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast
Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast
Brian Krogsgard, Josh Olszewicz
Timing Altcoin Cycles
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. _The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying._ In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss altcoin cycles, what we see for alts in the coming weeks, how bitcoin and eth relate, what we see for bitcoin, more regulatory action, and more.Links Some of the threads around AMM stuff. If you read through this stuff enough, it really helps understand LPs and AMMs more: * Sam’s original * Will Warren of 0x * Dan Robinson rebuttal of Kyle @ Multicoin * Hayden Adams correcting Sam Find Josh and Brian elsewhere * Josh’s articles on Brave New Coin * Josh’s YouTube channel * Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom * Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus _Music: “Oh, the chains” by __Joel Madison Blount_Partner: Matcha We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.Bonus: Fantasy Status Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues: * Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity * DragonChain: Blockchain scaled * Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
1 hr
Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
Justin Verrengia
DataDash founder and crypto analyst Nicholas Merten says he believes Bitcoin is now firmly in the early stages of a long-term bull cycle. In a new video, Merten says that the BTC correction, which started in mid-August, is now over as Bitcoin has managed to stay above $10,000. “I really think we’ve set in the relative bottom here, the higher low here, as we’ve been holding on this line of support and as we’ve clearly broken away from the line of resistance.” With the local bottom in place, Merten now believes that Bitcoin will make its slow upward journey, during which the leading cryptocurrency will take its time to convert key resistances into supports. According to Merten’s chart, Bitcoin is poised to print a new all-time high of at least $30,000 before the end of 2021. “We’re going to break above our relative highs here from August. Come back up here. Retest $14,000. Get rejected. Make this range here support (roughly $12,000). This previous range of resistance, this is going to become new support. We’re going to kick back up. Break above those June 2019 highs at $14,000. We’re going to come up here, test these slightly lower highs from the all-time high peak at around $17,000. Come down. Make $14,000 to $15,000 our new support. Come up here towards around $20,000. Get rejected. Come down to $17,000 and then we’re going to slowly break above to $23,000, $22,000 and then start to make $20,000 support. Then after that, the sky’s the limit. The cycle has started.” For complete show notes and for the full premium experience with video, visit our YouTube channel at CryptoNewsAlerts.net
20 min
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
Will DeFi Scale on Layer 1 or 2? - Sam Bankman-Fried, Kain Warwick, Ep. 117
It's no news that DeFi needs to scale - but will it happen on layer 2, or will projects move to other layer 1s? Serum's Sam Bankman-Fried (@SBF_Alameda) and Synthetix's Kain Warwick (@kaiynne) join us in discussing their opposite views on scaling * Serum vs. Synthetix * Solana vs. Optimistic Rollups * Is Layer 2 enough to scale all of DeFi? * Composability concerns with layer 2 solutions * Bootstrapping liquidity for a new layer 1 Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ****** Resources: * Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io * Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Intro track: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
53 min
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter Media Ltd.
Simon Polrot: Adan – Unraveling MiCA and the New Regulations Threatening Crypto in Europe
Adan (Association for the Development of Digital Assets), is an organization which helps promote the development of the crypto industry in France, and more broadly in Europe. Its President, Simon Polrot, is also the Co-founder Ethereum France, which host the EthCC conference in Paris. The European Commission has released a regulatory proposal, MiCA (Markets in Crypto-Assets), which falls under The Digital Finance Package. The Adan team have been working hard to understand, dissect and establish positions with regards to this regulation. The scope of this MiCA is vast, and it covers nearly every type of activity which relates to cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, stablecoins, and security tokens in Europe. In addition to being broad, it puts enormous restrictions on the DeFi ecosystem by merely ignoring most decentralized use cases, making it nearly impossible for DeFi to continue existing as we know it. It's an important piece of regulation which would apply to almost every crypto asset company or issuer across the European continent, as well as companies who have customers or do business here. We chat to Simon who explains what the draft proposal means and the effects it will have on the European crypto industry. He also shares how the community can get involved in steering the regulation in favour of the industry before it's passed into law. Topics covered in this episode: * Simon's background and how he became involved in crypto * Adan's mission in France en Europe * The high level principles of crypto regulations in Europe and the frameworks already in place * The EU Commission's Digital Finance Package explained * What MiCA is and who falls under this regulation * How the Commission identifies “token issuers” * How MiCA affects DeFi stablecoins like DAI * What are Crypto-Asset Service Providers (CASPs) and how they are concerned by MiCA * How the regulations may impact mining and staking * How MiCA favors financial institutions over startups in the crypto space * Why Simon thinks there is a positive side to this regulatory proposal * What Adan is doing to raise awareness and lobby to amend this proposal and repair the issues arising out of the draft proposal * How crypto companies can take part in the work of getting this regulation amended before it passes into law * The possibility for an alternative crypto finance ecosystem to emerge from this regulation Episode links: * Adan Website * About Adan * Adan Webinar: Understanding the MiCA and Pilot Regime crypto regulation * Become a member of Adan * Adan on Twitter * Simon on Twitter Sponsors: * Algorand: Learn how to start building on Algorand – Free webinar on November 17th - https://algorand.com/epicenter This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/362
1 hr 27 min
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