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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #392 “That’s Not a Blockchain, that’s a Sequence of Poor Engineering Decisions!”

    March 24th, 2019 by adam

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

    Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the latest Coinbase privacy kerfluffle, JPM's tepid jump into the Stablecoin market, and the still unannounced but inevitably coming "Facebook Coin" and what it means to... Banks?

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #391Exploring California's Crypto-Legislation

    March 10th, 2019 by adam

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

    Adam B. Levine explores AB1489 or "The California Bitlicense" and AB953, or what we're calling "The California Stablecoin Cannabis Taxation Bill" through a series of short interviews on various sides of the issues.

    First, we speak to Colin Gallagher, a longtime community member in California who shares his concerns about the process and substance of both the bills we're discussing today.

    Next, Peter Van Valkenburgh joins us from Coincenter.org for his perspective on why the California Bitlicense is a de-regulating bill, why they help craft good legislation for those states who want it, and more.

    We close today's show with Alexandra Medina, Mayor of Emeryville, California, executive director of BlockAdvocacy.org and a relative newcomer to Bitcoin. Ally tells us what AB953 and the option to remit taxes in stablecoins could mean to the cash-rich but unbankable California Cannabis industry.

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    Let's Talk BItcoin! #390 Revisiting Lightning (Part 2)

    March 3rd, 2019 by adam

    Adam B. Levine: Do you think this [collaboratively signing with someone else] solution is becoming more prevalent? You're effectively using coin-join as a way to create composite transactions for a purpose that goes beyond privacy.

     

    Andreas Antonopolous: Yes absolutely. I believe in the long term we're going to see the vast majority of transactions migrate to Lightning channels. Therefore every transaction you do on-chain, you're using the opportunity to bootstrap a channel, fund a channel, increase the funding of a channel, rebalance a channel, whatever you’re doing. We're going to see a lot more complex transactions that involve multiple different steps...

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

     

    Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, and Adam B. Levine sit down for part two of our fresh look at the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network...

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #389 Revisiting Lightning (Part 1)

    February 24th, 2019 by adam

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

    "This allows you to send Bitcoin into a Lightning channel, send Bitcoin from Lightning out onto the Bitcoin network (make an on-chain Bitcoin payment or traditional on-chain Bitcoin payment), close the channel, and open a channel. All four things in one transaction simultaneously." - Andreas M. Antonopoulos

    Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, and Adam B. Levine sit down for the first of our two-part discussion on the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network.

    Just want the highlights? Read more for selected, transcribed excerpts from the show!

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #388 - Controlling Bitcoin?

    February 17th, 2019 by adam

    "We're beginning to see the first steps of backlash against the assertion of cryptocurrencies... That commerce will flow freely on the internet" - Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan once again join Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the theory and practice of applying international sanctions to individual bitcoin addresses. What starts as merely annoying could become much worse... or not! We talk about it.

    Then, in case anybody was wondering, Bitcoin is in a bear market! The cycle continues! We talk about that, too.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #387 POW, POS and Self Fulfilling Counter Prophecies

    February 10th, 2019 by adam

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

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy join Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the ups and downs of consensus reality and the two "big" methods (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) which we use to define it.

    Topic 1: Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Discussion

    Topic 2: Ethereum Update and Upgrade Path

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #386 Decentralized Identity and Pairwise Identifiers

    January 27th, 2019 by adam

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

    Andreas M. Antonopolous, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine are joined by Daniel Buchner for a wide ranging conversation on granular, distributed identifiers, how you'll use them and why they might matter more than you'd think.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #385 Consensus Concrete

    January 20th, 2019 by adam

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

    Andreas M. Antonopolous, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine answer listener questions with a big focus on Code is Law vs. Political decision-making.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #384 Keys, Complexity and Community

    December 23rd, 2018 by adam

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

    Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Trace Mayer to discuss the nascent #ProofofKeys movement.

    Later, the hosts answer listener questions as part of the Bitcoin Clock give-away detailed on episode #383.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

    December 9th, 2018 by adam

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

    First, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan talk about the recently lawsuit filed against many of the largest players in Bitcoin Cash. Expanding on last weeks discussion if Hashpower isn't enough, should it be enough to dictate consensus?

    Then, Adam is joined by one of the authors of the Crypto Caselaw Minute and returning guest Stephen Palley for a more in-depth look at the

    And finally, Bitcoin Clock creator and long time LTB editor Matthew Zipkin tells us how he wound up hand-making "non-boring bitcoin full nodes", which listeners of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! show have an opportunity to win.

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