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LTB #378 - The Petro inside Venezuela & Schnorr Signatures

Published on October 7th, 2018 by adam


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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Christian Garcia is back with his latest correspondent from within hyperinflating Venezuela. This time he looks into controversial government "cryptocurrency": the Petro. See the full shownotes for his tipping information, the articles and links referenced during his report.

After the break, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine talk Schnorr Signatures, a seemingly non-controversial coming upgrade which will introduce major blockchain performance optimizations and enhanced privacy features.

Other Links mentioned during the episode:

Profile of Gabriel Jimenez on AP. Maduro’s cryptocurrency ‘genius’ once pushed US sanctions https://apnews.com/67f2153648a648aca9f35d7f73966c4f

Brian's report on Reuters. Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cryptocurrency-venezuela-specialrepor/special-report-in-venezuela-new-cryptocurrency-is-nowhere-to-be-found-idUSKCN1LF15U

Armando Info's interview to Fedor Bogorodskiy (In Spanish and behind a paywall). El Petro es el hijo malquerido de dos rusos muy cercanos al escándalo. https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442

The documents leaked by Maibor Petit (In Spanish). Maibort Petit: Superintendente de Criptoactivos entregó el absoluto control del Petro a Social US C.A. https://maibortpetit.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/maibort-petit-superintendente-de-criptoactivos-entrego-el-absoluto-control-del-petro-a-social-us-c-a/


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This episode was sponsored by EasyDNS.com. It featured content from Christian Garcia, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

Original Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djandywdotcom/30666784353

Music for episode 378 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Adam Levine.

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