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    What Bitcoin Did #34 An Interview with Riccardo “FluffyPony” Spagni from Monero & Tari

    September 14th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Over the last 10 to 15 years there has been an uprising of people who value privacy, not because they are weird and want to go and hide in the woods, ordinary citizens who are not happy with how much data they are handing over.”** **— Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thu 13th September 2018 Company: Tari (and Monero core team member) Role: Co-founder David Chaum said that “Privacy is tied to human potential, an important as... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #33 An Interview with Kyle Samani

    September 7th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin is not going to zero, I don’t even think Bitcoin is going to be irrelevant, I do think in 10 years time there will be at least one asset worth materially more money than Bitcoin.”** **— Kyle Samani** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Wed 5th September 2018 Company: Multicoin Capital Role: Founding Partner Kyle first appeared on the What Bitcoin Did podcast in March, where we discussed his views on regulation in Crypto, institutional inflows and hi... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #32 An Interview with Tuur Demeester

    September 4th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“The overall thing I am excited about is to have this free market in money, it amazes me.”** **— Tuur Demeester** Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #31 An Interview with Ari Paul

    August 24th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I really value experimentation, we are so nascent in this industry, there are so many unknowns that I think bad experiments are valuable. So, EOS is a radical experiment in governance, if it fails due to poor engineering, we won’t learn anything but if it fails for governance reasons we’re going to learn a lot from it.”** **— Ari Paul** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Fri 17th August 2018 Company: BlockTower Capital Role: CIO Eight months into a Crypt... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #30 An Interview with Vortex

    August 17th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“We’re going towards this central, totalitarian, surveillance, police state with the central banking system we have.”** **— Vortex** Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #29 An Interview with Jamie Burke

    August 10th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“It is probably going to be true, as in most tech cycles that the first attempts at something won’t be the ones that succeed.”** **— Jamie Burke** Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #28 An Interview with Pierre Rochard

    August 6th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Based on our understanding of monerary economics, the outcome will be such that most of the value will accrue to one coin and one coin will at the very least be the world reserve currency, and even more than that, the one global money.”** **— Pierre Rochard** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Sun 29th July 2018 From: Noded Bitcoin Podcast & Nakomoto Institute In December 2016, I opened a Coinbase account to buy Bitcoin. It was a straightforward process: Google... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #27 An Interview with Lyn Ulbricht

    July 27th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“That’s why the founders wrote the 6th ammendment, to protect the accused from judges, just on their own, deciding that something is true without the ruling of 12 jury members.”** **— Lyn Ulbricht** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Tue 23rd July 2018 Campaign: Free Ross I first met Lyn Ulbricht in Austin in March earlier this year to discuss the case of her son, Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the online marketplace: The Silk Road. Our interview was before the dec... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #26 An Interview with Richard Burton

    July 23rd, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I think the notion of a protocol which has 21 data centres to which you delegate priority to run smart contracts is a really interesting experiment, but nobody has explained to me why you need $4bn to run that experiment.”** **— Richard Burton** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Wed 18th July 2018 Company: Balanced Software Role: CEO Nothing can prepare you for running your first startup. After the excitement of raising capital, founders are thrown into a race ... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #25 An Interview with Toby Simpson

    July 16th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I don’t like calling it artificial intelligence as it implies it is not real. At some point, we will create this digital intelligence, and it will think, communicate and exist. I think that is an exciting thing and can be something which transforms our lives in all sorts of positive ways.”** **— Toby Simpson** Interview location: Cambridge, UK Interview date: Tue 10th Jul 2018 Company: Fetch.ai Role: Co-founder and CTO In 2014 Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The developmen... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #24 An Interview with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert

    July 6th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“There is no win for the UK economically, you can change the colour of your passport and you might feel good, but you are not going to have any economic benefit at all from Brexit.”** **— Max Keiser** Interview location: London, UK Interview date: Thu 28th Jun 2018 In 2010, Max Keiser called JP Morgan Chase "the biggest financial terrorist on Wall Street" and started a campaign to crash the bank by encouraging people to buy Silver, leaving JP Morgan with a significant short po... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #23 An Interview with Michael Sonnenshein

    July 3rd, 2018 by DSholla
    **“The taboo nature of the asset class has been shrugged off…Goldman Sachs invested with Digital Currency Group in Circle and as soon as they did that it provided enough cover for pretty much every other bank or financial institution to get involved in the space.”** **— Michael Sonnenshein** The institutional relationship with Crypto Assets has been one of light touch. Where banks had been dismissive of Bitcoin, but open to the opportunities with blockchain, the demand from institutional investors has contributed towards the changing banking narrative towards Crypto. Read More

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