Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Feb 4, 2020
BitAngles co-founder David A. Johnston Shares His Vision for Tokenizing Everything and Views on the Decentralized Scaling Debate
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David A Johnston, crypto pioneer and cofounder of BitAngels, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. David begins by recounting the San Jose Bitcoin conference, a watershed event where he cofounded BitAngels. He gives his insights into the first attempts to put assets on Bitcoin with Mastercoin, Omni, and Tether. David recalls the early arguments around building on Bitcoin, what is ok and not ok to put on Bitcoin, and censorship on the network. He talks about coining the term DApps, writing The General Theory of Decentralized Applications, and the founding of Ethereum. Charlie and David discuss the issues surrounding the scaling debate, and David explains the need to have a functional layer 1, as well as layer 2 solutions. David discusses the need for further decentralization and the balance between user experience and security. Finally, David offers his predictions for 2020 and the next 10 years.

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The Token Metrics Podcast
The Token Metrics Podcast
Token Metrics
How Much Money Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies? Crypto Investing Strategy | Token Metrics AMA
How Much Money Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies? Crypto Investing Strategy. 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! Sign up for Token Metrics at https://tokenmetrics.com ✔ 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.
3 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Janet is Yellen about Crypto - Bad News For Jan 21st
Janet is Yellen about Crypto - Bad News For Jan 21st If anyone can mess up the fight for freedom and decentralization, it’s the government. Need more proof? Biden’s nomination for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, referred to cryptocurrencies as being used for “illicit financing” and the markets responded with fear.  At the same time, Joe is putting a halt to FinCEN’s proposed crypto wallet regulations, which could be a good thing. Goldman Sachs is looking to enter the crypto custody arena, Craig Wright threatens people with words, and Travis has met his match when it comes to losing Bitcoin. Wait until you hear what a man who threw away a hard drive containing 7500 Bitcoins in 2013 is willing to do to retrieve it. We’ve got some artsy stories as well. And we’ve got some fartsy stories. So breath deep and enjoy all the artsy-fartsy goodness on our bad news episode #480 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/480 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.
47 min
Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
Thinking Crypto News & Interviews
Thinking Crypto
Jim Cramer tells Lottery Winner To Buy Bitcoin & BTC ETF Approval 2021 - Chainlink $30 Soon?
Stock-picking personality Jim Cramer recommended the unknown Maryland-based winner of Wednesday’s $731 million Powerball jackpot allocate 5% of his or her newfound fortune in Bitcoin. The race is on yet again for a Bitcoin ETF is heating up as Valkyrie files registration with the SEC. With Gary Gensler taking the chairman seat at the SEC a Bitcoin ETF could be approved in 2021. Chainlink (LINK) remains to be one of the best performing cryptocurrencies in the past twelve months as it crosses over $25 and could hit $30 soon. 🚀 Get the Ledger Nano X to Safely store your Crypto - https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/acd6 🔥 Become a Channel Member - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpk... 💥 Sign up with BlockFi to earn Interest on your Crypto - blockfi.mxuy67.net/eyN5j 💥 Sign up with Binance US to purchase Crypto - https://www.binance.us/?ref=35098278 ⚡️ Earn Free Bitcoin while shopping - https://lolli.com/ref/thinkingcrypto 🔥 Get $25 off your Coinmine One purchase - https://coinmine.com/thinkingcrypto 🔥 Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ThinkingCrypto1 🔥 Follow on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thinkingcrypto/ 🔥 Website - http://www.ThinkingCrypto.com/ ================================================= Crypto Cashout Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udoMQ... Must Watch Interviews! - Michael Saylor Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecRkj... - Interview with CZ Binance CEO - https://youtu.be/mF-iCOlnL_8 - Interview with Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss - https://youtu.be/jZ5YNxLfBuw - Full Must Watch Interviews Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... ================================================= #Bitcoin #Chainlink #Crypto #SEC #ETF #Lotto #Lottery ================================================= Disclaimer - Thinking Crypto and Tony are not financial or investment experts. You should do your own research on each cryptocurrency and make your own conclusions and decisions for investment. Invest at your own risk, only invest what you are willing to lose. This channel and its videos are just for educational purposes and NOT investment or financial advice.
18 min
Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
CoinDesk.com
Bitcoin News Roundup for Jan. 22, 2021
With bitcoin back above $30K and analysts calling for a deeper correction, CoinDesk’s Market’s Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Today's stories: First Mover: Bitcoin Newbies Get Volatility Lesson as Old Pros Lament FUD  A mixture of bearish price-chart patterns and ill-understood news items combined to cause bitcoin's biggest price plunge since March, in a demonstration to market newcomers of the cryptocurrency's notorious volatility. Bitcoin worries ‘fading’ as crypto goes mainstream, S&P says (CoinDesk)  Guggenheim Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd, who predicted bitcoin prices would eventually go to $400K, told CNBC Tuesday that he sees a possible retracement to $20K in the near term (CoinDesk)  Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen offers U.S. Senate a more nuanced take (in writing) on cryptocurrencies (CoinDesk) Georgetown law Professor Chris Brummer (who runs an annual conference on financial technology) tipped as potential candidate to replace Heath Tarbert as chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees on-exchange cryptocurrency derivatives in the U.S. (CoinDesk)    European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says pandemic still “poses serious risks” and that “in this environment ample monetary stimulus remains essential” (CNBC)  JPMorgan board holds CEO Jamie Dimon’s annual pay at $31.5M (Reuters) Earn up to 12% APY on Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD, EUR, GBP, Stablecoins & more. Get started at nexo.io.
8 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Cryptocurrency News
Jan 23: Weekend Update
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 —————————————————————— Bitcoin ‘Double Spend’ Spooks Software Firm Into $4 Million Sell-Off https://decrypt.co/55078/nextech-bitcoin-double-spend Value Investor Bill Miller Buys MicroStrategy Debt for the Bitcoin https://decrypt.co/55120/value-investor-bill-miller-buys-microstrategy-debt-for-the-bitcoin Redditors Pump GameStop, Trading Halted for Bitcoin-like Volatility https://decrypt.co/55113/redditors-pump-gamestop-trading-halted-for-bitcoin-like-volatility Bitcoin Boom Drives Coinbase Assets on Platform Above $90 Billion https://decrypt.co/55109/coinbase-bitcoin-crypto-assets-90-billion —————————————————————— Music: 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 2020 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
5 min
The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
'They start with bitcoin:' Polychain's Olaf Carlson-Wee believes big investors will turn their attention to DeFi
"They start with bitcoin. It is the easiest to understand." In the most recent episode of The Scoop, Olaf Carlson-Wee said that recent headlines about institutional investors making waves in the bitcoin market aren't surprising to him. Since he launched Polychain Capital in 2016, he's become familiar with new market entrants who start by exploring bitcoin and then ultimately make their way to other ecosystems.  "It isn't surprising that these big institutional investors are first getting involved with bitcoin," he said. "This is effectively electronic gold. Everyone can reason about gold and the value of gold in an easy way." From Anthony Scaramucci to Paul Tudor Jones, the bull case for bitcoin as digital gold has been all but cemented as a Wall Street talking point. Yet his interest in bitcoin will find its way to DeFi, Carlson-Wee argues. "Once you have $100 million of bitcoin, you might start to think how I could get yield on this bitcoin for example," he said. "A lot of the time the answer there is through on-chain financial contracts." Carlson-Wee also believes that interest in DeFi products and services will buck the example of the 2017 ICO bubble and be more long-lasting. As he put it during the interview: "The summer of ICOs was a summer, the summer of DeFi was just the beginning of multi-years of compounding growth. The financial engineering in DeFi, I think, at this point is inarguably moving faster than the financial engineering anywhere else in the world. The capital coordination is faster than anywhere else in the world. A lot of these DeFi protocols are bigger than IPOs—regularly. Despite that go regularly unnoticed and are hard to interact with. The user experience barriers here are very high and despite that we see significant traction in terms of volumes." Still, Olaf-Carlson Wee said DeFi market participants need to work out the UI problems that make platforms difficult to use. In this episode of The Scoop, Olaf Carlson-Wee digs into: The differences between the ICO boom and the current market rally How DEXs went from being irrelevant to facilitating billions of dollars in volumes Where DeFi goes next What he thinks about the upcoming Coinbase IPO YFI's recent proposal to increase inflation  Polychain's lessons learned from the previous 2017 cycle
46 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Identity Dilemma - Selfkey is empowering individuals to take back ownership of their identity data
Edmund Lowell is the CEO of KYC-chain and the Selfkey network - a blockchain startup developing digital identity solutions that empower individuals to take back ownership of their identity data. Guest: Edmund Lowell Why you should listen: Everyone’s data is concentrated in the hands of a few large institutions. They store information about your browsing history, shopping habits, location data, bank statements, medical history, and more. With the growing threat of data breaches, and the loss of privacy - our information is increasingly at risk. One of the reasons for this is because rather than the individual controlling their data, it is instead tech companies and government databases that store data. This is at risk of being hacked and leaked. For example, last year hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger was data hacked. The data consisted of a list of one million email addresses, as well as a list of 272,000 individual customers, containing emails, phone numbers, and physical addresses. Those customers have since been targeted with phishing attempts by scammers sending fraudulent emails claiming that their "cryptocurrency assets are at risk", prompting them to download a fake version of Ledger Live that would then ask for the user's seed phrase. Key takeaway: Current identity systems have failed to deliver the most basic requirements for a successful identity system: security, privacy, ownership, access, protection, interoperability, or linked data portability to identity owners. SelfKey’s mission is to empower individuals to own, control, and manage their personal data; and to help businesses protect personal data entrusted to them by users, and stay compliant with privacy regulators. SelfKey envisions a safer world where individuals are freer because their personal data and privacy is protected and under their control. Supporting links: Selfkey 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.
37 min
Bully Esquire
Bully Esquire
Crypto Bully | BlockWorks Group
Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All with Matthew Leising
Bully chats with Matthew Leising, Bloomberg journalist and the author of 'Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All'. Hear about the astonishing tale of the disappearance of $55 million worth of the cryptocurrency ether in June 2016. They also discuss the creation of the Ethereum blockchain from the mind of inventor Vitalik Buterin to the ragtag group of people he assembled around him to build the second-largest crypto universe after Bitcoin. ––– Node40 Buy, sell or exchange crypto this year? With NODE40, crypto-savvy investors can easily determine their tax obligation and report it accurately. This year, you’ll be required to report your crypto activity to the IRS. Whether you owe or have losses to claim, NODE40 allows you to file with confidence. NODE40... Bulletproof crypto tax reporting. Sign up today at node40.com/bully. ––– Gemini Gemini is a cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to buy, sell, and store more than 30 cryptos like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law.  Open a free account in under 3 minutes at gemini.com/bully. ––– Crypto.com Crypto.com serves 5M+ customers today, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings.  The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% cashback instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Get $25 worth of CRO when you download the Crypto.com App with code BULLY and stake 5,000 CRO or more to reserve a metal card! ––– Listen on Apple. Listen on Spotify. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: http://blockworks.co.
58 min
CRYPTO 101
CRYPTO 101
Bryce Paul & Pizza Mind: Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency Ethereum Advocates
Ep. 359 - Why Cryptocurrency is Necessary for a True Democracy, w/ Blockdaemon's Konstantin Richter
In this episode of CRYPTO 101, we meet with Konstantin Richter who unveils his masterpiece, Blockdaemon. This service allows anyone to run one of dozens of blockchain nodes, for free. This not only helps secure the networks, but lets users earn revenue all at the same time. This saves the average consumer weeks and months of time, if they had an expert holding their hand through all the bash prompt commands. Not to mention thousands of dollars in server hardware and upkeep. Why run a node? The more nodes there are under a different user’s control, the more decentralized and secure a network is against censorship, hacks, downtime, and bad actors. It is critical that major crypto networks have tens or hundreds of nodes, if not millions. Major hacking groups, including world governments and intelligence agencies have no problem spooling up thousands of nodes to perform 51% attacks, so it is very important to be conscious of this aspect of cryptocurrency -- the underlying blockchain and infrastructure is very important. Blockdaemon is an amazing leap forward in the ease of running a node. We learn a lot from Konstantin in this episode about not only what goes into running a node, but which cryptocurrencies his platform supports, and even how the user can monetize their node to make passive income from it! If you have time to listen to this podcast, you have the time to take advantage of this opportunity! Sponsored link: https://CRYPTO101insider.com Guest Links: https://blockdaemon.com/ https://twitter.com/konstantin11 Show Links: https://CRYPTO101podcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Crypto101Pod https://twitter.com/BrycePaul101 https://twitter.com/PizzaMind https://instagram.com/crypto_101 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101Crypto https://www.facebook.com/CRYPTO101Podcast **THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVICE** © Copyright 2021 Boardwalk Flock, LLC All Rights Reserved ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Fog by DIZARO https://soundcloud.com/dizarofr Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/Fog-DIZARO Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/lAfbjt_rmE8 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
32 min
The Anita Posch Show: A Bitcoin Podcast
The Anita Posch Show: A Bitcoin Podcast
Anita Posch
Fereshteh Forough: Bitcoin in Afghanistan
My guest is Fereshteh Forough, she is the founder of “Code to Inspire”, which is the first coding school for women in Afghanistan. We will be talking about her journey and her learning’s from being a refugee, the general situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is one of the least developed nations in the world and of course about Bitcoin in Afghanistan and how it is used to support the female students of “Code to Inspire”. Topics: Fereshteh’s learning’s as a refugee Situation of women in Afghanistan Gender gap in STEM How Bitcoin can support the lives of women Bitcoin in Afghanistan Code to Inspire’s approach to economic equality ----------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution for your bitcoin. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ----------- Like it? My work is open and free to use. If you value my work and would like to send me a tip, they are always appreciated! Bitcoin: https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning: https://tippin.me/@AnitaPosch Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anitaposch Want more episodes? sorted by guest https://bitcoinundco.com/en/guests/ sorted by topic https://bitcoinundco.com/en/topics/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's Weekly - the best stories in Bitcoin from my point of view: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
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