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    Categories: New Shows

    4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Will Skyrocket If Andrew Yang Becomes President

    March 25th, 2019 by DSholla

    Andrew Yang, who will run as a Democrat candidate for president supports Universal Basic Income which would inflate the money supply and likely cause prices to rise in turn, the price of Bitcoin would likely rise as well.

    Hosted by hall of fame podcaster, Gary Leland, the 4 Minute Crypto show is a daily crypto news show in 4 minutes or less and will be published on letstalkbitcoin.com every Monday and Friday to start and end your busy week.

    You ca...

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    What Bitcoin Did #88 Matthew Hougan from Bitwise on Why 95% of Reported Bitcoin Trade Volume is Fake

    March 25th, 2019 by DSholla

    “The reported spot volume of Bitcoin that is claimed on sites like Coin Market Cap is about $6bn a day, that means all Bitcoin would turn over about every two weeks, for something which is designed primarily as a long-term store of value. That is absurd.” — Matthew Hougan

    Interview Location: Skype

    Interview Date: Friday 22nd March, 2019

    Company: Bitwise Asset Management

    Role: Global Head of Research

    Bonus show: following the release of the Bitwi...

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    What Bitcoin Did #87 Erik Voorhees on Maximalism, KYC & Shoddy Reporting

    March 23rd, 2019 by DSholla

    “I am always sceptical when people say someone shouldn’t be allowed to talk. Saying someone should never be allowed to talk is a lazy way of trying to close down discourse.” — Erik Voorhees

    Interview location: Denver

    Interview date: Wednesday 20th March, 2019

    Company: Shapeshift

    Role: CEO

    With the growth of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, there has been a growing pressure from regulators for exchanges to implement KYC/AML policies. The privacy affor...

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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    Distributed Dialogues EP #19 - Shine On You Crazy KrabCoin

    March 22nd, 2019 by DSholla

    "There is no such thing as a utility token, as far as the SEC is concerned, nobody has gotten a no action letter from the SEC, the United States Securities Exchange Commission, there are no rules regulations that say there's no such thing as utility token." - Marc Adesso

    Dave and Grahm have a new side hustle, Shiny Krabs™, a Delaware-based LLC that sells bedazzling kits made especially for pet hermit crabs. After immediate success convincing each other, they decide it's time to rais...

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    What Bitcoin Did #86 The Ashes of the Fyre Festival with Marc Weinstein

    March 20th, 2019 by DSholla

    “If this is not logistically possible, we need solutions, not problems.” — Marc Weinstein

    Interview location: Los Angeles

    Interview date: Monday 18th March, 2019

    Company: Wave Financial

    Role: Principal

    The two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu about the Fyre Festival highlight what can go disastrously wrong when you pitch a grand vision which can’t be delivered. The Fyre Festival was sold as the ultimate music festival, situated on a beautiful isl...

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    The Blockcrunch - Defending Decred's Onchain Governance - Noah Pierau (Decred, Part 2)

    March 18th, 2019 by DSholla

    We continue our discussion on onchain governance by diving into the common critiques that people have for Decred. Decred's Noah Pierau and I touch on:

    • Enforceability of onchain votes
    • Stake-based vs. entity-based voting
    • Fairness & centralization in proof of stake systems
    • The threat of malicious actors

    Rate and subscribe!

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    **Not finance advice. Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show....

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    What Bitcoin Did #85 Bitcoin Math & Research With Andrew Poelstra

    March 15th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Mathematics is the art of finding patterns in logical structures and finding connections between seemingly apparently different structures.” — Andrew Poelstra

    Interview location: Boston

    Interview date: Saturday 9th March, 2019

    Company: Blockstream

    Role: Director of Research

    I usually write a few paragraphs about each show, but with this interview, I struggled, primarily because Andrew’s work for Blockstream is so technically advanced that I...

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    What Bitcoin Did #84 Surveillance Capitalism With Amber Baldet

    March 12th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right.” — Amber Baldet

    Interview location: New York

    Interview date: Wednesday 6th March, 2019

    Company: Clovyr

    Role: Founder

    The line between data collection for commercial use and surveillance by the state has become blurred. Where the NSA tracks online user activity for crime prevention, Silicon Valley behemoths have become increasingly hungry for user data with the goal of building ever more targeted advertis...

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    Categories: The Blockcrunch

    The Blockcrunch - How Does Decred's Governance Work? - Noah Pierau | Decred Part 1

    March 12th, 2019 by DSholla

    We continue our discussion of crypto governance with Decred, a radical project that wants to make all decisions in a decentralized way.

    In part 1 of our interview, we chat with community lead Noah Pierau about:

     -How Decred's governance works
     -How stakeholders are rewarded
     -What are people voting on?
     -Why we need both miners & stakers 

    -Rate and subscribe for Part 2! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    **Not finance advice. Spartan Capital and/or Jason ma...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #83 Podcasting Head to Head With Anthony Pompliano

    March 9th, 2019 by DSholla

    “People on Wall Street will spend millions of dollars on things which don’t work. The best way to build an asset management firm today is to build a media company which monetises through asset management.” — Anthony Pompliano

    Interview location: New York

    Interview date: Tuesday 5th March, 2019

    Company: Morgan Creek Capital

    Role: Founder & Partner

    The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space is experiencing a golden age of podcasting, but often the work beh...

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