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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #40 An Interview with Jameson Lopp

    October 23rd, 2018 by DSholla

    “If you want to protect yourself from this over arching legal system then you will want to hide as much of your activity as possible.”

    — Jameson Lopp

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Thursday 18th October

    In his book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, George Orwell wrote about a dystopian future where the government subjects the population to omnipresent surveillance. That day is here, but the surveillance isn’t just that it's operated by the gover...

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    Distributed Dialogues EP #7 - Cambodia and the Fall of its Free Press

    October 22nd, 2018 by DSholla

    "I think you need to keep alive some sort of a citizen journalist concept, so that eventually, if there is some kind of a civil-society movement, there’s something to hold it together, a glue that will hold it together."

    —David Andelman

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    What Bitcoin Did #39 An Interview with Giacomo Zucco

    October 19th, 2018 by DSholla

    “Ethereum itself is not an experiment in something new, because they tried to implement any bad idea that was already discussed with Bitcoin in 2013.”

    — Giacomo Zucco

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Tuesday 16th October 2018

    Giacomo Zucco is a proud Bitcoin Maximalist, and his presentation on the subject at the Honey Badger conference in Riga led to mixed reactions. Some called out the stupidity of Bitcoin Maximalism specifically concerning his slide: The ...

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    What Bitcoin Did #38 An Interview with Nic Carter

    October 12th, 2018 by DSholla

    “Money might be the only case where you desperately need to radically decentralise the set of people who can create and have influence over the creation schedule.”

    — Nic Carter

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

    Union Square Ventures posted a blog post this week titled The Myth of the Infrastructure Phase, shining a light on the imbalance between infrastructure work in crypto and DApp usage. There is an abundance of blockchain scal...

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    What Bitcoin Did #37 An Interview with Jimmy Song

    October 5th, 2018 by DSholla

    “This is why proof of work needs to be expensive, if it is cheap you can roll back things easily. You want it to be very difficult to change history. The only way to make it difficult to change history is to make the process of writing the current history very expensive.”

    — Jimmy Song

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Monday 1st October 2018

    The recent Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, received considerable amounts of alarmist press, “For less than $80,...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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    Distributed Dialogues EP #6 - Government & Regulation

    September 7th, 2018 by DSholla

    "I don’t think crypto is the end all be all, but there is no one technology that is. However, if we can provide capital to people who for generations have been unable to have access to it, that’s a major win for everybody."

    —John Collins

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