Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Dec 10, 2019
LIVE from SF: Kraken CEO Jesse Powell on a Decade in Crypto, Coin Listing & Naming, Growth Potentials, & Government Regulation
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Kraken's CEO, Jesse Powell, reveals the idea behind how tokens are listed, exchange security, capital efficiency, self-regulation & government support for crypto in Japan. Powell believes more blockchain companies will move to countries with better pro-crypto legislation, adding that Kraken is set to acquire more blockchain companies to stay ahead of the competition. On an 11-year-old Bitcoin, Powell doesn’t see crypto taking over the world in 10 years, but rather sees more acceptance as a store of value or means of exchange.

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.

This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join myself and 11 million other traders and create an account at eToro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.

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Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October
🚀 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: 🌐 UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS - HUMAN READABLE ETHEREUM & CRYPTO ADDRESSES https://bankless.cc/unstoppable 🌈 ZAPPER - ULTIMATE HUB FOR DEFI - ZAP INTO DEFI http://bankless.cc/zapper 💳 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 ------ ROLLUP: 3rd Week of October Welcome to Weekly Rollups, where David and Ryan package up a whole week's worth of news into a bite-sized bit of data, for easy inclusion into your brain! Weekly Rollups: 5 TOPICS, 5 MINUTES EACH PRICES AND MARKETS - BTC - ETH Price - TVL in DeFi - ETH unique address ATH https://twitter.com/santimentfeed/status/1317165165234835456?s=20 - Ethereum to settle $1T in 2020 https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1318985292347543552 WHAT GOT RELEASED? - PayPal adopts crypto _____ ⚠️ walled garden! Not yet crypto! https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/update-1-paypal-to-open-up-network-to-cryptocurrencies-idUSL1N2HC0PL Barn Bridge https://defirate.com/barnbridge-seed-round/ - Separates risk into tranches - Smooths out yields across protocols Yield Protocol https://medium.com/yield-protocol/yield-protocol-is-live-e6e8ebf2537b - Fixed-rate, fixed-term borrowing and lending, with market-determined interest rates. CirclesUBI https://decrypt.co/45419/universal-basic-income-app-launches-gives-users-free-crypto - Decentralized Identity - Regular issuance + airdrop token MetaMask Swaps https://medium.com/metamask/introducing-metamask-swaps-84318c643785 - Swap assets inside MetaMask - Aggregator of aggregators WHAT'S IN THE NEWS? Fincen going after BTC mixing service https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/81667/fincen-mixing-service-helix-fine-bitcoin Central Bank Digital Currencies are getting hype https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1317836119149580288?s=20 Shielded Zvash Pool hit 600k ZE https://twitter.com/jswihart/status/1317192646062796801?s=20 Coinbase Report on who requests data from Coinbase https://blog.coinbase.com/transparency-at-coinbase-c8edf6dce4d6 Yearn Manifesto https://gov.yearn.finance/t/how-we-think-about-yearn/7137 Watches on the Blockchain! https://www.coindesk.com/breitling-arianee-all-new-watches-ethereum WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? David: The dominoes seems to be falling faster and faster Markets, Charts, news and releases all seem to align/resonate and this is one of those moments I’ve been more bullish BTC than normal, and more publicly bullish BTC than normal (much to Sassals dismay) but that doesn’t change the fact that when BTC moons, ETH usually Moons 2x. Ryan: Long-term I think Bitcoin is second place on market cap (preparing the way) - Bitcoin: -- 2nd place in transaction fees -- 2nd place in settlement value -- 2nd place in transaction volume - There’s not such thing as ALT: if you continue see the crypto world through the lens of "Bitcoin" and the "Alts" you're going to get left behind. It's 2020, not 2015. Today there are: - Crypto capital assets - Crypto commodities - Crypto monies The same asset superclasses as old finance. WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? David: Deposit Contract Hype! 1 ETH value accrual pillar to 2 pillars Ryan: Projects launching directly on L2 https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1318299374556975104?s=20 - Honeyswap (on XDAI): https://www.xdaichain.com/about-xdai/project-spotlights/honeyswap - CircleUBI - POAP - minting directly on xDai then bridge to Etheruem ------ 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 Follow DeFi Dad on Twitter https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad ----- 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.
32 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network To say Ethereum has issues is an understatement. While Vitalik’s little project that could soldiers forth with massive adoption and equally massive uncertainty, other blockchains have surfaced which fix many of the problems inherent in the current Ethereum code. In this episode, we welcome Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network to the show to discuss some of the alternatives and how they are leveraging the power of Ethereum and Constellation to build a better ethereum. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/455 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.
40 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_452 - How Will Bitcoin Lead to More Freedom [Jim Epstein]
"It had a big impact on May, who melded the "Other Plane" with "Galt's Gulch" from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which was a safe haven for rational and productive people protected from government coercion and taxation by an invisible shield. Instead of the Colorado mountains, May's cyberspace Galt's Gulch would exist on the internet, with cryptography providing protective cover." - Jim Epstein The argument between the "blockchain technology" and the "Bitcoin anarchists" happens to be a lot older than most know. Whether this is a technology that's outside the system, built to replace it, or one that is supposed to work within the system to make it faster and cheaper, can be traced all the way back to a debate between Eric Salin and crypto-anarchist Timothy C. May. What can the origins of the cypherpunk movement tell us about teh direction of Bitcoin today? Hear this amazing piece from Jim Epstein at Reason Magazine to find out! Other great pieces to accompany this read: The Truth About Smart Contracts by Jimmy Song https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_092---The-Truth-About-Smart-Contracts-e2ndrq Bit Gold by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_275---Bit-Gold-Nick-Szabo-e4o0vp Securing Property with Owner Authority by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_118---Securing-Property-with-Owner-Authority-e2ndqs The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Tim May https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_300-----The-Crypto-Anarchist-Manifesto-Timothy-C--May-e5p7j4 For a great and feature rich mobile, non-custodial Bitcoin wallet, our awesome supporter of Bitcoin Audible HexaWallet is where its at! Now in beta, you can get the wallet on the app store or at the link below. Fell free to ask any questions and feedback is hugely appreciated. hexawallet.io --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
1 hr 5 min
Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
Willy Woo on Why It's 'an Extremely Great Time to Buy Bitcoin' - Ep.148
Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, discusses how the Bitcoin markets have been changing amidst what may be a forthcoming ebbing of derivatives exchanges and a revival of the importance of spot exchanges. In this episode, he covers: * what the PayPal news means when there are currently only 23.4 million holders on chain, and only 101 million active unique accounts at centralized exchanges * why "old hands" in Bitcoin have been changing their behaviors recently, selling at bottoms, rather than tops * how derivatives exchanges have influenced Bitcoin price action * why price moves in Bitcoin are likely to be less volatile going forward * how he's detecting the purchase of Bitcoin off spot exchanges by whales and corporate treasuries * how these shifts are affecting crypto infrastructure players * how the price of Bitcoin moves for every dollar invested and what his projection is based on that * why, as the price of BTC rises, he's currently seeing HODLers holding tighter than ever * by when he believes we'll see sovereign wealth funds investing in Bitcoin * by when he says we'll see a $50,000 Bitcoin * why the Bitcoin NVT ratio indicates it's an "extremely great time to buy Bitcoin" * why he doesn't focus much on ether, how he thinks it will perform under Ethereum 2.0 and why things could change if Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559 is implemented and transaction fees end up being burned Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com Episode links: Willy Woo: https://twitter.com/woonomic The Bitcoin Forecast: https://willywoo.substack.com His charts and models: http://charts.woobull.com PayPal news: https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/update-1-paypal-to-open-up-network-to-cryptocurrencies-idUSL1N2HC0PL Willy's tweet about dormancy: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1318154088635224065 Willy on how coins on spot exchanges are dropping: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1313798080236380160?s=20 Willy on NVT ratio: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1315839269148086272 Willy on ETH: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1313099814041653248?s=20
38 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
What Bitcoin Did
What Bitcoin Did
Peter McCormack
The Case for $500K Bitcoin with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss
“The question in our mind is not so much does it get to $500K, but how quickly.” — Cameron Winklevoss Location: Squadcast Date: Tuesday 20th October Company: Gemini Role: Co-Founders In August, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss released The Case for $500K Bitcoin. A paper that outlines the value proposition of Bitcoin, why it is a superior store of value and hedge against inflation than either gold, oil and the US dollar. In the paper, they describe the world as ‘drowning in debt’, even before the coronavirus outbreak, and predict that the pandemic may cause everyone to come face to face with the reality of debt spiralling out of control. While the impact on the world may be scary for the broader economy, the twins outline Bitcoin as a major winner in this scenario and predict Bitcoin’s market cap to grow from its current market capitalisation (approx. $225 billion) to that of gold (approx. $9 trillion). With the price of a Bitcoin at around $550K. We discuss their paper, why Bitcoin is the best hedge against inflation, the debt reckoning and Wall Street investing in Bitcoin. 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 by 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.
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Bitcoin Bull Run - Targeting 20K by January
Josh Olszewicz is a professional crypto trader and analyst. In this episode Josh explains why he thinks a Bitcoin price target of $20K by January is reasonable. Plus Josh gives his views on DeFi, Monero, and announces his new crypto analysis YouTube channel for Brave New Coin. Guest: Josh Olszewicz Why you should listen: As we close out a volatile year, Bitcoin is looking extremely bullish. Josh says it is very possible that Bitcoin reaches a new all time high in the near future. “The way I look at it is to ask what is the rate of change in the current trend? That gives us a timeline for price expectation. This suggests that if the current rate of change continues we can expect that by January price should be somewhere around $18-$20k. Those numbers sound insane but as long as the trend remains intact, there aren’t many reasons to be bearish right now." Bitcoin has only a short history of the price being in five figures. The time it has spent above $12k is even shorter, just 61 days or so. To put this in context Josh says it’s important to note that “the biggest thing we're doing now is normalizing five digits versus four digits. In 2017 it was more of a parabolic rise, there were simply more buyers than sellers and price didn't really matter. When they aren't enough sellers to meet the demand the price just keeps going up. When you have a bull trend you have to let a runner run. If this goes to 20K people will feel euphoric, but it's just a number, it could go much higher.” Key takeaway: Josh has started a series of four new weekly videos for the Brave New Coin YouTube channel. Monday features Josh’s trading set-up for the week, Tuesday is trading tip Tuesday with a weekly trading tool breakdown, Wednesday is a DeFi roundup focusing on chart action for the leading DeFi tokens, and Thursday sees Josh look at the legacy charts such as equities and precious metals. Supporting links: Brave New Coin on YouTube Josh 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.
45 min
Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
CoinDesk.com
Bitcoin in Retirement Accounts with Adam Pokornicky and Adam Blumberg
In this episode of the “On Purpose” Podcast, join Host Tyrone Ross and guests Adam Pokornicky of DAiM Bitcoin Wealth Management and Adam Blumberg, Co-founder of Interaxis as they discuss and dissect the unique advantages and challenges for advisors and their clients looking to include bitcoin in their investment strategies.  A word from Tyrone: “…In this episode I’ll be talking with “The Adams” who are part of the FA council along with myself at CoinDesk and we will be discussing Bitcoin in retirement accounts, IRAs, the whole thing. Everything about it that financial advisors don’t understand and need to know if this is truly going to be a viable asset that’s going to be a part of client portfolios.   I think you’ll find the conversation engaging and fruitful. Listen, share, like, subscribe if you find it valuable. I will see you all on the next one, until then… live ‘On Purpose!’  I appreciate you.” - Tyrone Ross Want to learn more? The goal of Bitcoin for Advisers is to equip investment advisors with tools to better understand bitcoin, talk to their clients about bitcoin and to work bitcoin into their business. We’re working closely with professional advisers to build out a program that is timely, valuable and actionable for the financial advisor community, and presented in a manner that is targeted and relevant to their interests. Through a series of keynotes, panels and interactive roundtable sessions, we will discuss investment theses for bitcoin, why younger demographics are turning to this asset and how it fits into the current global macroeconomic picture. We will also walk through the practicalities: how to answer client questions about bitcoin, how to talk to your compliance department about bitcoin and how bitcoin can help grow your book. Advisers will walk away from this virtual event with a grasp of how bitcoin fits into the world and their business.
24 min
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