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 "What is Money?" Show
The "What is Money?" Show
Robert Breedlove
The Saylor Series | Episode 9 | Economics, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Natural Competition
Michael Saylor joins me to discuss anthropology, energy, and technology from first principles as we build the intellectual foundation necessary to truly grasp the historic significance of Bitcoin. 00:00:00​ - Episode Trailer 00:01:06​ - Swan Bitcoin 00:03:22​ - Robert’s Intro Economics 00:06:46​ Science of Infectious Disease, Sterilization, & Antibiotics 00:08:33​ Economics with Dirty Money Defective Money is Toxic 00:09:33​ Meditations on Toxicity as a threat to life 00:11:33​ Inflation Myths & Misconceptions 00:12:33​ Jedi Mind Tricks in Economics –“No Inflation Here” 00:13:33​ Early Retirement in your Consumer Basket 00:15:06​ Questioning Basic Premises of Economics 00:15:23​ “We can’t tell people what to think, but we can tell them what to think about” 00:15:33​ 30 year Bond calc – Mistake Inflation & Interest Rates 00:17:09​ Inflation Coefficients & Drivers 00:18:49​ Scarcity in Real Estate & Goods 00:19:59​ Agreement on bleeding George Washington to death 00:20:33​ Energy content in products, services, & assets 00:23:33​ Cherry Picking the Inflation Bucket for CPI 00:25:02​ Obscene Asset Inflation 00:26:33​ Scarce= High Energy Value 00:27:07​ Inflation is Theft, but most don’t realize this 00:28:26​ Inflation is Freezing to Death 00:31:00​ Real Yields vs. Asset Inflation Rates 00:31:52​ Storing Value in Equity & Debt 00:34:47​ Why do Stocks always go up? 00:37:27​ Big Tech vs. the entire Equity market 00:38:14​ Darwinian Competition 00:40:04​ Humility & Stoicism 00:41:54​ Challenges of Competing & Commercializing Acquisitions 00:43:52​ The Law of Decimation & Murphy’s Law 00:45:14​ Underestimating the cost of maintenance on assets 00:45:47​ Dangers of Youthful Ambition & Empire Building 00:47:33​ 10% tithe as a continuing theme 00:49:11​ Words don’t matter – Actions matter 00:49:31​ Paradox of Marcus Aurelius & Imperial Virtue 00:52:03​ Marcus Aurelius & the Crypto Keys to Empire 00:53:53​ There is always time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Natural Competition 00:54:50​ Darwinian Vitality & Antifragilty 00:55:29​ Terrifying Natural Beauty 00:56:11​ Everything is at its finest when tomorrow is uncertain. 00:56:23​ Ants at War on a Sunny Day 00:57:52​ Lions & Antelope on Television 00:59:18​ Dynamic Equilibrium & Ecosystem Health 01:00:53​ Paradox of the Engineer vs. Zookeeper 01:01:30​ Easter Island Ecosystem Collapse 01:02:10​ Free Market is Economic Expression of Darwinian Equilibrium 01:03:33​ - Robert's Outro 01:42:27​ - End -- See My Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​ Contribute Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Stack sats: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22​
1 hr 43 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
The Wolf Of All Streets
The Wolf Of All Streets
Scott Melker | BlockWorks Group
The Future of Crypto and Defi with Justin Sun, Founder and CEO of Tron
Justin Sun is one of the most prominent members of the crypto community. His crypto story started in 2012, when Justin worked on some of the the earliest projects in the space before building Tron (TRX). Justin's previous experience gives him unique insight into every major trend occurring in 2021, and has Justin poised to make Tron a major player in the DeFi space and beyond. Scott Melker and Justin Sun further discuss working for Ripple in 2012, graduating from UPenn, the pre-Tron days, solving the scalability problem, building Tron, 2017 ICOs, paper Bitcoin, learning from Jack Ma, dot-com and crypto bubbles, the digital Yuan, North Korea, the future of Tron and more. ––– RSK/IOV Sovryn is a decentralised Bitcoin trading and lending platform and one of the first Bitcoin-native DeFi platforms. Earn interest on your Bitcoin and get paid for lending assets, with up to 5x leverage on long and short trades using USDT, BTC and bitcoin-backed stablecoins. All with no KYC. Click the link below to get your first month’s trading fees for free. Be one of the first 100 and claim a $100 bonus! Visit Sovryn.app/wolf for more info. --- 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. --- 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 12 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 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
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