Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Oct 27, 2020
The Godfather of Ethereum with Yanislav Malahov, Founder of Aeternity
34 min

Yanislav Malahov, Founder of Aeternity, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.

Yanislav and Charlie discuss Aeternity, Ethereum, mass adoption, decentralization, smart contracts, speculation, blockchain, Vitalik, early days of Bitcoin, alt coins, Master Coin, Bitcoin Forks, Bitcoin nodes, and building unstoppable crypto scripts. 

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The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Radical Transparency - How Nansen surfaces the signal on the Ethereum blockchain
Nansen is an analytics platform for the Ethereum blockchain. Nansen combines on-chain data with a massive database of millions of wallet addresses. Nansen helps crypto investors and product teams surface the signal from blockchain data. Guest: Alex Svanevik Why you should listen: Alex Svanevik and his co-founders have worked in the blockchain data space since 2017 and kept seeing the same problem. There was a need to get a better understanding of who the different participants were on a blockchain network. This challenge of trying to understand the different addresses on the Ethereum blockchain was unsolved. The Nansen team knew that knowledge about network participants would be valuable to crypto product builders and potential investors. Alex says “that was our big idea, to help those two customer profiles better understand Ethereum blockchain activity to inform their decision making. Crypto is information inefficient which means there are opportunities to be gained if you are able to gain an insight into blockchain activity.” Alex and his team have been tracking the deposits into the Ethereum 2.0 smart contract and he is excited by the potential of Ethereum 2.0. “I hope that people understand that the transition from Ethereum 1.0 to 2.0 is going to be a long and slow process but many of the challenges that Ethereum has faced will be addressed with 2.0.” Alex says DeFi has had a promising year in 2020 and it has a sustainable future, something that wasn't the case with ICOs. Despite the many smart contract exploits, Alex is not concerned and sees these as part of the evolutionary process and a result of early adopters experimenting and taking risks. “Everything is in an experimental learning phase at the moment that is fraught with risk,” he said. “Right now DeFi is complex and difficult to use. The future of DeFi will be a mix of centralized exchanges that integrate with DeFi protocols. This will improve the user experience and benefit all participants.” Key takeaway: Blockchains represent radical transparency. Investors are able to get real time direct access to what is happening in the markets, something that is not available in the traditional markets. This radical transparency has advantages and disadvantages. On the negative side, some entities would prefer to hide their movements, whether that be purchases, investments, or trades, so there is a lack of privacy to some degree. On the positive side, this transparency creates a higher degree of trust. If you send your money to a centralized exchange, once your assets arrive with them, it is harder to trust that they are safe. However, decentralized on-chain platforms such as Aaave and Compound are inherently transparent and the user can see their transactions and assets on-chain at all times. Supporting links: Nansen Alex 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.
54 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
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
41 - Crypto-Civilization | Balaji Srinivasan
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2 hr 8 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
dYdX: Winning the DeFi Exchange Wars - Antonio Juliano, Ep. 121
dYdX wants to become the largest crypto exchange - period. Can DeFi challenge centralized exchange giants? 2 years since our first conversation, founder Antonio (@AntonioMJuliano) joins us to talk: * Why is dYdX focusing on perpetual swaps * Uniswap vs. dYdX vs. Synthetix * Building on Layer 2 vs. building on other chains * Tactics for scaling DeFi users 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 * Explore Radix - the new blockchain designed for DeFi. Learn more about their token at radixDLT.com * 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.
39 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_466 - A Note on Bitcoin [James O'Beirne]
"And replacing gold is just the start. Bitcoin isn’t just a better gold; because of its programmability, it’s a platform that will host the future of money. It will disintermediate many core functions in finance." - James O'Beirne For those new to Bitcoin, this is a great, short introduction to why the next year could be a massive shift, and why we don't want friends and family to miss it, for not having heard from those in the space. Unsolicited financial advise is always uncomfortable, but saying nothing at all might be even more so. Check out James O'Beirne's excellent piece to friends & family... "A Note on Bitcoin" The original has many links to other works and content, services mentioned, charts showing the relationships, & lots of other useful info below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vx8EMBrOE7hkXKeyQBiIyCKb7TOzn1AEUaxn4dfuU1I/ Other great content: Bitcoin For Safety: https://jameso.be/2019/08/24/bitcoin-is-for-this.html 7 Misconceptions of Bitcoin (by Lyn Alden): https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_462---7-Misconceptions-About-Bitcoin-Lyn-Alden-emdgou Inventing Bitcoin (book by Yan Pritzker): https://www.audible.com/pd/B087C59TS7/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWU-BK-ACX0-192596&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_192596_pd_us Chat with Michael Saylor: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Chat-47---Magic-Gold-with-Michael-Saylor-ejrbld 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. Other great wallets & Services that Guy uses: SwanBitcoin.com/guy - for buying & holding Bitcoin long term ($10 in BTC for FREE) Green Wallet (by Blockstream) - Another simple mobile wallet Breez Wallet - Lightning wallet for Android + iOS, cheap & instant transactions Sphinx Chat - Encrypted chat and streaming sats! Join the Bitcoin Audionauts Tribe! Cash App - Great place to buy Bitcoin easily on mobile Fold App - Great way to get % Bitcoin back on all the things you already buy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
51 min
Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption With Jeremy Allaire and Meltem Demirors - Ep.153
This episode is a discussion from Stellar's Meridian conference, in which I moderated the panel, Crypto on Every Corner: Driving Adoption, featuring Jeremy Allaire, cofounder, chairman and CEO of Circle, and Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares. In this discussion, we cover: * what adoption means and looks like * why cryptocurrency is at a particularly interesting inflection point * how central bank digital currencies could affect that * how blockchains will recede into the background * how existing fintech payment apps will use blockchains and/or crypto * where on the road to adoption the industry currently is * the significance of Crypto Twitter as a marketing tool * what the crypto industry needs to do in the next year to grow the industry * why it would have been easier to start a bank than a crypto business * why the separation of money and state is one of the most interesting experiments in history * how we'll see new corporate-like organizations without any connections to any existing legal or financial systems driven by tokens * what their favorite crypto adoption success story is Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com Episode links: Jeremy Allaire: https://twitter.com/jerallaire Circle: https://www.circle.com/en/ Meltem Demirors: https://twitter.com/Melt_Dem Coinshares: https://coinshares.com PayPal offering crypto: https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/12/paypal-says-all-users-in-u-s-can-now-buy-hold-and-sell-cryptocurrencies/ Revolut offering crypto: https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/revolut-partners-with-paxos-to-bring-cryptocurrency-trading-to-the-us/
28 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
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Decentralizing YouTube with Dan Hensley
Anyone paying attention to the social media world is well-aware that censorship is taking place within the ranks of Silicon Valley tech giants. Those whose political speech may run contrary to the opinions of the social overlords often find themselves blocked, banned or de-platformed. In episode 465, we are pleased to welcome Dan Hensley of 3SpeakOnline to the show to discuss this anti-free speech trend and how you can make sure your voices are still heard. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/465 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.
25 min
The Delphi Podcast
The Delphi Podcast
Tom Shaughnessy
Sunayna Tuteja from TD Ameritrade: The Next Wave of Bitcoin Investors
Macro Matters host Kevin Kelly sits down with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade. In this conversation, Sunayna and Kevin discuss: * Consensus among traditional investors and sentiment towards Bitcoin and digital assets. * The growing demand among RIAs to understand Bitcoin and its potential role in a multi-asset portfolio context. * The rise of DeFi and digital assets as a kind of “Mayday” event. * The importance of explaining the “how to” when it comes to education as crypto starts to seep into mainstream conversation. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. - Show Notes (2:21) – TDA’s stance on Digital Assets (7:29) – The rise of Digital Assets and DeFi leading to the next Mayday event (13:23) – DeFi as a multidisciplinary ecosystem (15:20) – TD’s core client & the demographic of TD’s target audience (22:40) – TD’s Clients, struggles with Digital Assets Space concepts (27:47) – The growth in Bitcoin and digital asset interest among traditional investors (33:12) – The mainstream movement (39:09) – The biggest deterrents still holding investors back & the necessary tools still needed to accelerate widespread adoption (44:29) – Importance of education & what we in the crypto community can do to better inform traditional investors and RIAs of the opportunities and risks in this space (49:18) – Closing thoughts Resources: * Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sunayna?s=20 * Guest’s Website: https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade?s=20 * Kevin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevin_kelly_II * 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/ 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. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
51 min
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
Saving New York City with Zach Iscol, Candidate for Mayor of NYC
Zach Iscol grew up in a home with wealthy and loving parents, yet chose to join the Marines as an officer. He served two tours leading an infantry unit in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. He later founded a successful nonprofit organization called Headstrong, caring for our nation's veterans with a focus on mental health. Zach has now thrown his hat into the ring to become NYC mayor, aiming to defeat incumbent Bill de Blasio and turn the city around. Scott Melker and Zach Iscol further discuss running for NYC mayor, the inspiration to join the Marines, a lineage of military service, saving veterans from poor mental health and suicide, volunteering at the Javits Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdowns, ranked-choice voting, saving small business, donating thousands of masks, throwing a slot machine overboard, getting your hands dirty as a leader, crypto regulation in NYC and more. --- 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
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