Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Jan 7, 2021
Why Blockchains help build trust within society with Joe Yu
Play • 38 min

My guest today is Joe Yu, is the Tech Coordinator for Sperax. Sperax is a blockchain infrastructure platform focused on enabling decentralized financial services. Joe helped Prof. Wang design the Sperax consensus protocol as his chief research assistant. He was also the co-author and presenter of Sperax's IEE paper — "Sperax: An Approach to Defeat Long Range Attack." We dive deep into the Consensus Models and their benefits and their drawbacks, how blockchains enable trust and why that's important, and much more.



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The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Bitcoin’s Explosive Rocket Fuel with Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra
Bill Barhydt, recruited by NASA and the CIA at the age of 18, stood out as a computer genius and cryptographer. Branching out of government work, Bill pursued his passion for IT ultimately leading him to Bitcoin and resulted in him giving the first-ever TED Talk on the subject in 2012. Bill’s early crypto adoption saw him found crypto exchange Abra, a US-based company offering exposure to digital assets and ushering Bitcoin towards its role as a global reserve asset.  In this episode, Melker and Barhydt discuss a range of topics including: Hacking and programming Working for NASA and the CIA New reserve asset A collapsing bond market Bitcoin’s “rocket fuel” Living to 175 years old Crypto banking A yacht as collateral Elon Musk and Doge The world computer Bitcoin leaving exchanges A massive wealth redistribution ––– RSK Trade, lend, and borrow on the most robust smart contract platform. Spend without selling on the most trusted network in the world. Hop onto rsk.co/openfinance and be part of the future and start making money on your Bitcoin today. --- VOYAGER This episode is brought to you by Voyager, your new favorite crypto broker. Trade crypto fast and commission-free the easy way. Earn up to 9.5% interest on top coins with no lockups and no limits. Download the Voyager app and use code “SCOTT25” to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you create your account. --- Mina Protocol Mina is the world's lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to ensure a super-light and constant sized chain, that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network. The team behind Mina is backed by VCs such as Coinbase Ventures, and Mina's adversarial testnet was the largest public testnet outside of ETH 2.0. To get involved ahead of Mina’s mainnet, visit https://minaprotocol.com/wolf --- 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
1 hr 5 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 24: Elon Pegged to #BTC or Getting Pegged? Brave DEX, #ETH #ETP
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 —————————————————————— As Bitcoin Tanks, Jeff Bezos Overtakes Elon Musk as World's Richest https://decrypt.co/58821/as-bitcoin-tanks-jeff-bezos-overtakes-elon-musk-as-worlds-richest CoinShares Launches Ethereum ETP With $75 Million in Funds https://decrypt.co/59255/coinshares-launches-ethereum-etp-with-75-million-in-funds Brave Browser Is Building Its Own Decentralized Exchange Aggregator https://decrypt.co/59219/brave-browser-is-building-its-own-decentralized-exchange-aggregator Canada’s Purpose Bitcoin ETF Now Holds $470 Million in BTC https://decrypt.co/59242/canadas-purpose-bitcoin-etf-now-holds-570-million-in-btc Fed Looking 'Very Carefully' at a Digital Dollar: Chairman Powell https://decrypt.co/58797/powell-fed-very-carefully-digital-dollar DeFi Needs 'Freedom to Experiment', Says SEC's Hester Peirce https://decrypt.co/58786/defi-freedom-experiment-sec-hester-peirce What Will It Take for Bitcoin to Shake Off Its Image Problem? https://decrypt.co/58617/what-will-it-take-for-bitcoin-to-shake-off-its-image-problem —————————————————————— 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
12 min
CoinDesk Reports
CoinDesk Reports
BORDERLESS: Crypto Taxes Are Coming So What Is Next?
In this episode, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson discuss the coming crypto taxation in Russia and India, North Korean hackers indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the GameStop story rolling into the U.S. Congress. Russia is on its way to taxing cryptocurrency transactions. A draft bill on crypto taxation is now in Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, and it has just passed its first round of hearings last week. The bill says Russian taxpayers must declare crypto they receive to their wallets if its overall value reaches 600,000 rubles, or a bit more than US$8,000.  India is also moving towards crypto taxation. According to a new draft bill, the government is likely to impose a personal income tax on crypto traders and a goods and services tax on trading platforms. So crypto exchanges will have to pay 18 % from the trading fees they earn.  Around the world, it’s becoming our new reality: you deal with crypto, you tell your government about it. Danny shares personal experiences while Anna shares some fears about the future. This week, the U.S. Department of Justice went after three North Korean hackers for allegedly stealing over $100 million in cryptocurrency from exchanges, including a handful in the U.S. Prosecutors said North Koreans have become the “world’s leading bank robbers,” using keyboards as weapons instead of guns. As longtime listeners of the pod know, they’re using that crypto to build more sinister weapons: nukes!  They even used an initial coin offering to raise money! (Not financial advice.) GameStop goes to Congress: the U.S. lawmakers questioned Reddit and Robinhood CEOs, as well as the redditor Roaring Kitty. Hearings like this might become hits on their own, just as the Facebook hearings did a couple years ago. But should we expect any material changes afterwards? One thing is for sure: Traditional capital markets are aping right into the crypto world insanity. Did you enjoy the show? We would love to hear what you think. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your preferred service and talk to us directly via email at borderless@coindesk.com.
27 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
TOKES - How Blockchain helps the Cannabis Industry
Multichain Ventures is the parent company of The Tokes Platform. Multichain produces blockchain-focused products including cryptocurrency-based payment processing and supply chain visibility tools for the cannabis industry. Guests: Michael Wagner and Pablo Quiroga Why you should listen: The Tokes Platform builds software solutions for the merchant adoption of cryptocurrency and the data provenance of supply chains in the legal cannabis industry. The platform was developed as a solution to the cash-only problem caused by federal prohibition resulting in banking restrictions. To solve this issue, Tokes created software for tokenized transactions encompassing consumer to business, business to business, and business to state transactions. Blockchain provides utility for more than payments, as ensuring the provenance and transparency of cannabis supply chain data from seed-to-sale is not only a preferred scenario for consumers but regulated by state agencies. Tokes produces supply chain visibility solutions on blockchain for integration with seed-to-sale software to ensure the accuracy and availability of cannabis data for regulators and business stakeholders. Key takeaway: Multichain recently secured a public sector contract with the State of Nevada to fulfill the requirements of Assembly Bill 466. The Bill creates a Pilot Program and legal framework within which legal cannabis entities and supporting businesses can eliminate the necessity of transacting exclusively in cash, through the implementation of blockchain-based services. Multichain’s contributions to the B466 date back to 2018. Early discussions centered on a variety of potential alternative solutions to issues facing cannabis operators and how tokenized ecosystems might help solve these issues. Multichain is working on Star Atlas, a space-themed metaverse of grand strategy, open world exploration, territorial conquest, and political domination. Underlying technology consists of the latest in hi-fidelity game development, Unreal Engine, stunning visuals, and a blockchain baselayer utilizing Solana. The metaverse represents an alternative world of economic and political strategy, with the ability to generate real-world wealth transcending video game assets. Supporting links: Tokes Platform Multichain Ventures Star Atlas 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.
53 min
Magic Internet Money
Magic Internet Money
Brad Mills
Occupy Wall Street 2.0
On this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills invites fellow podcasters Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert onto the show to discuss the stock market fiasco caused by r/WallStreetBets. The group discusses how it resembles the 2008 housing bubble and other stock market crashes. Max passionately defends Millennials and Generation Z’s “right to compete”. Brad discussed the history of fraud that Wall Street bankers have dabbled in over the years and the fallout of those controversies and how they related to the Gamestop Short. Time Stamps 00:00:19 - Intro 00:02:21 - Show start 00:04:10 - What is shorting? 00:11:20 - Why did Millennials buy GME? 00:16:18 - How GME resembles 2008 00:19:45 - The Bailout Chain 00:21:14 - Citadel, RobinHood, and how dominoes fall 00:24:00 - Occupy Wall Street in cyberspace 00:28:48 - Market rigging software 00:31:40 - London: the capital of fraud 00:35:18 - What could crash markets? 00:42:00 - Banking crisis 00:47:55 - How banks “killed Greece” 00:50:51 - “Bitcoin is the best way to do battle against crooks” 00:53:03 - Bitcoin vs “Shitcoins” 00:57:53 - “Attack on the Capital in cyberspace” and closing remarks Links to Mentions in the Show The r/WallStreetBets Short Citadel Melvin Capital Naked Shorting Regulation SHO (Reg Sho) Patrick Byrne History of US Bailouts Asymmetric Warfare How are Melvin, Citadel, and RobinHood Related? Occupy Wall Street Find Max Keiser Max Keiser LinkedIn Max Keiser Twitter Orange Pill Podcast   Find Stacy Herbert Stacy Herbery Twitter Stacy Herbert LinkedIn Find Brad Mills: Brad Mills Twitter Magic Internet Money Twitter Magic Internet Money Facebook Magic Internet Money Instagram Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast Tech Other Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of Bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by Satoshi Nakamoto.
1 hr 1 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
Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann
Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]
"So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult." - Alex Gladstein Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy's Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin's history that informs this perspective. Don't forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ https://twitter.com/gladstein For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show: Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3943 Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 An Unstoppable Force [Guy's Take]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5450 The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5521 A Lovely welcome back to SwanBitcoin as a supporter of BitcoinAudible. Making the best in Bitcoin available to listen while auto-buying Bitcoin at the same time! SwanBitcoin.com/guy And to our 2 other wonderful sponsors: 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 25 min
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