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    What Bitcoin Did - WBD330: A Plague of Malice: The State v Julian Assange

    August 23rd, 2021 by BTCMedia
    Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday, 30th March Company: SupportAssange.wauland.de Role: N/A A world where the people are afraid to hold institutions and governments accountable for their actions is a dystopian reality. Julian Assange founded Wikileaks in 2006 to defend against injustices, hypocrisy, and tyranny; he published the truth. And for these actions, he has spent ten years fighting for his freedom. Today is a call to action for everyone aligned with Bitcoin, freedom ... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #58 Trace Mayer On Why You Must Own Your Bitcoin Private Keys

    December 21st, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin is for all of humanity, it is the greatest technical innovation when it comes to sound money.”** **— Trace Mayer** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Monday 17th Dec, 2018 Company: Premier Ark LLC Role: Manager Own your private keys! OWN YOUR PRIVATE KEYS! How many times are people told to make sure they own their private keys and not risk holding their Bitcoin on an exchange but they still do? Bitcoin offers people the chance of financial self-so... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #56 Why Bitcoin Matters For Freedom With Alex Gladstein

    December 14th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“A lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.”** **— Alex Gladstein** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 6th Dec, 2018 Company: Human Rights Foundation Role: Chief Strategy Officer All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticize Bitcoi... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #57 Building Bitcoin With Core Developer Bryan Bishop

    December 18th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“There are bugs in Bitcoin, some that we know about and some that we don’t. Of the ones that we know about, not all of them are public knowledge.”** **— Bryan Bishop** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 14th Dec, 2018 Project: Bitcoin Role: Core Developer Bitcoin may be the most important software project of our lifetime. A decentralized protocol, storing $billions in value, potentially $trillions in the future, yet this software is supported and dev... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

    December 4th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“There may be a few people who genuinely think a deflationary currency is the way to go, nobody on the Grin team does.”** **— Michael Corder (Yeastplume)** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 30th Nov, 2018 Project: Grin Role: Developer Outside of the most hardcore Bitcoin maximalists, there are some who respect a minimal number of alternative cryptocurrency projects. My experience in creating this podcast is that you find some who say they are maximali... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #51 The Future of Banking with Zac Prince

    November 27th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I think the term bank won’t be used so much when we are talking about banking services 20 years from now.”** **— Zac Prince** Interview location: New York Interview date: Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018 Company: BlockFi Role: Founder and CEO A sign of the maturing market is the growth of traditional financial products built for cryptocurrencies. Both the corporate and retail financial sectors understand the benefits of crypto, and thus a range of companies and instituti... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #52 Exploring Crypto Narratives With Nathaniel Whittemore

    November 30th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“The business model for surveillance, which can be used for ill, is advertising.”** **— Nathaniel Whittemore** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Wednesday 28th Nov, 2018 Company: NLW & CO Role: Lead The crypto industry is blessed with many smart thinkers and content producers. Across Twitter, Medium, news sites and blogs there is a regular supply of thought pieces and analysis where contributors speculate on the future of the industry. There are often opp... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #55 The Bullish Case For Bitcoin With Vijay Boyapati

    December 11th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin is like gold but with this magical ability that you can teleport it.”** **— Vijay Boyapati** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Tuesday 4th Dec, 2018 Project: Bitcoin :) Bitcoin is a survivor. In the 10 years of the protocol, Bitcoin has survived the collapse of Mt. Gox, the closing of the Silk Road, the banning of Bitcoin by the Chinese government and relentless attacks from politicians, economists and journalists. With each attack, the Bitcoin immu... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #36 An Interview with Caitlin Long & Saifedean Ammous

    September 28th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Negative interest rates are purely a construct of the artificiality of the monetary system. There is going to a major bond crash - the challenge is that this could be years if not decades away, or it could be tomorrow.”** **— Caitlin Long** Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

    December 7th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“It should be less burdensome to get an innovative asset to market. The world is moving fast and we need regulatory support to keep newer technologies in the US.”** **— Gabor Gurbacs** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018 Project: VanEck/MVIS Role: Director, Digital Assets Strategy The crypto bear market has been felt by many. From traders to miners, the fall in prices has led many to lose a significant amount of money. The fall in prices h... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #50 Crypto Regulations With The SEC's Hester Peirce

    November 24th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Just because you are calling something Crypto does not mean you can ignore the rules we have had in place for years, but I do think we also need to be willing to open the doors a little bit wider for innovation.”** **— Hester Peirce** Interview location: Washington Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018 Organization: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Role: Commissioner As the market for cryptocurrencies has grown, so has the oversight from the various regulat... Read More
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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 #59 What Bitcoin Did in 2018 with Marty Bent

    December 28th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“A world of a thousand tokens is not as strong as a world with one token.”** **— Marty Bent** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Sunday 23rd Dec, 2018 Company: Tales From the Crypt Podcast Role: Host What a year 2018 has been. The bear market has taken its toll on many: traders have lost money, companies such as Bitmain and Consensys are looking at significant layoffs, and the steep decline has provided the mainstream media with ammo to attack crypto. Stil... 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 #35 An Interview with Jake Chervinsky

    September 21st, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I am skeptical about this concept of doing a securities issuance and then trying to escape liability by converting the token you used for that issuance into something else, this is not how liability works. If you violate the securities law you are liable no matter what you do afterwards.”** **— Jake Chervinsky** Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did - WBD326: Bitcoin Rehab: American HODL Yells at Everyone

    August 11th, 2021 by BTCMedia
    Location: Remotely Date: Thursday 25th March Company: N/A Role: N/A Back in the fall, American HODL and I bet on the outcome of the US election, with Phil Geiger, from Unchained Capital as the arbiter. In this show, we got together to settle the bet. But so much has happened since we made the bet and I asked HODL to join us for a monthly bitcoin rehab show. Despite the massive gains bitcoin has made this last year, it feels like a wall of money is still to come. Money mana... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #67 Bitcoin Is Free Speech Money With Gab's Andrew Torba

    January 25th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“The first amendment is not there to protect popular speech, it is there to protect unpopular speech.”** **— Andrew Torba** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 17th Jan, 2018 Company: Gab.com Role: CEO The Silk Road remains one of the most important Bitcoin projects. The website provided a clear use case for Bitcoin, allowing for the buying and selling of goods outside of government regulations. Outside of price speculation and trading, there are c... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #49 The Freedom To Innovate With Peter Van Valkenburgh

    November 23rd, 2018 by DSholla
    **“A system of money that can move millions of dollars across borders are going to have some uses which are unsavory, it is also going to make the world freer, better and a buttress for human dignity.”** **— Peter Van Valkenburgh** Interview location: Washington Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018 Company: Coin Center Role: Research Director In the age of financial surveillance, cryptocurrencies have created a headache for regulators. The ability to move value, acr... Read More
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    What Bitcoin Did #77 Daniel Kelman on the Creditors of Mt. Gox and Civil Rehabilitation

    February 20th, 2019 by DSholla
    **“When this all happened I hated Mark, but now I don’t because I understand a lot more about what went on.” — Daniel Kelman** **Interview location:** Skype **Interview date:** Tuesday 12th Feb, 2019 **Company:** OceanEx **Role:** Chief Strategy Officer The victims of Mt. Gox are the creditors, those who lost their Bitcoin when the company entered into bankruptcy arrangements. For years they have battled for a fair civil rehabilitation plan and suffered delay after de... 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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