The Anita Posch Show – Adam Back: Future of Bitcoin and Blockstream
My guest is Adam Back the inventor of Hashcash, that was used as the proof-of-work method in Bitcoin. His work is cited in the Bitcoin whitepaper as well as in the Tor Browser whitepaper. Adam is a seasoned cryptographer with a PhD in computer science and distributed systems. As co-founder and CEO of Blockstream he is building the infrastructure for the internet of the future.
- Blockstream’s funding and future plans
- Decentralization of mining
- Greenlight: Lightning nodes for everyone
- how Bitcoin supports green energy
- Starlink vs. Blockstream satellites
- Bitcoin R & D and innovations in Altcoins
- Inflation bug in Bitcoin
- Simplicity: Bitcoin smart contracts
- Strategies to de-risk ETFs dangers to Bitcoin
- How to make more bitcoin out of your bitcoin
- DeFi on Bitcoin
- What Adam Back is doing in his spare time
- The Future of Blockstream and Bitcoin
- How Bitcoin has changed Adam Back
Shownotes on the episode page
Unhashed Podcast – How to Be More Sexy w/ Aella
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Colin and Mario go off our usual content track and interview Aella Girl, notable internet personality, constructor of insightful Twitter polls, and outspoken sex worker. Aella shares with us the experience of working at OnlyFans, dealing with stigma and taboos, and we explore the intersection of sex work and cryptocurrency.
The Anita Posch Show – Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Lightning Unleashes Bitcoin
My guest is Andreas M. Antonopoulos one of the worlds foremost experts on Bitcoin and open blockchains. Andreas is an educator, author of five books and an excellent speaker. His new co-authored book „Mastering the Lightning Network“ will be published at the end of 2021. I was especially excited to be able to speak with him in person while we both visited Berlin.
- the state of Bitcoin in 2021
- Taproot and why it’s important for Bitcoin
- the battle between regulators and DeFi
- staircase of financial sovereignty
- future of the Lightning Network
- immutability of Bitcoin
- what is sound money? Ethereum or Bitcoin
- will he write another Altcoin book?
Shownotes on the episode page
Block Crunch – Loot: What Is It…And Why Are VCs So Excited About This NFT? – Ep. 163
Would you pay $30-$40,000 for a few lines of text against a black background?
That’s precisely what buyers of Loot – the latest NFT to capture the attention of the entire crypto space – are doing.
I’m joined by early Loot adopters and crypto investors Jon Kol (@thePalenimbus) and Angie Dalton (@Daltonan).
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Bitcoin Spaces – Bitcoin Day in El Salvador
As El Salvador announces Bitcoin as legal tender, and the world looks on in wonder at this amazing example of progress, we host a fascinating roundtable conversation on the important aspects of this news. CK, Aaron Van Wirdum, Alex Gladstein, Mike Peterson, Romero Martinez, and several others talk about the rollout, the public reception, Bukele’s role, and first impressions of the Chivo Wallet. The conversation also covers some of the background leading up to this momentous time, and a few surprising experiences from our panel, including the ability to pay for a breakfast at McDonald’s already! We look at challenges to wider adoption and acceptance of Bitcoin as the main currency, how integration will work with regard to enterprise business, and how the infrastructure and power grid of the country might be able to support Bitcoin mining as it scales. So, to get the latest on these hugely important shifts, and how a small country is leading the charge for the rest of the world to follow, make sure to tune in!
Unpacking Fed’s Smoke and Mirrors in Jacksonhole – FED 62
Hosts: Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner
In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s ‚œFed Watch‘ podcast, we respond to Chairman Powell’s comments at Jackson Hole on 27 August. We listen to several important sound bites and discuss it along the way. Powell was expected to announce a Fed taper, where they begin to shrink their monthly purchase of securities in QE.
We have often said that Powell is somewhat of a straight shooter relative to other central banks of the past and present. We also are hesitant to ever agree with a Federal Reserve Chairman, but in this case, we find many points to agree on.
Bitcoin is beginning to naturally fit into every discussion on central banks and the international financial system. We touch on bitcoin throughout this episode.
Unhashed Podcast – Cardano State Machines
In this week’s episode, the tit is moving (again) so Ruben Bryan and Colin walk through the finer points why DeFi insurance DAOs also need insurance, we give another toot to El Sal legal tender law, Tips on Twitter, and, finally, an analysis of the first live Dapp on Cardano testnet! Look out!
From CoinTelegraph, In a candid open letter, the lead contributor of Cover and Ruler Protocol, ‚œDeFi Ted,‘ announced the protocol will close its virtual doors in the near future, citing a mass developer exit as the primary reason for the project’s conclusion. Launched earlier this year, the Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) insurance marketplace enabled users to stake Cover tokens as collateral and receive insurance payouts if their assets in other DeFi protocols are hacked or rug-pulled. In December 2020, the Cover protocol suffered a catastrophic exploit when a hacker minted 40 quintillion tokens, stratospherically increasing the token supply and effectively rendering the project valueless, a hypothesis confirmed with the consequential 97% price plummet. in a drastic turn of events becoming more commonplace in the market, the hacker consciously returned the funds, and attached the stern message, ‚œNext time, take care of your own shit.‘ Despite the compassionate return of funds, serious damage was inflicted on the protocol both in terms of tokenomics value and cultural reputability.
From FastCompany.com, On Sept. 7, 2021, El Salvador will become the first country to make bitcoin legal tender. The government even went a step further in promoting the cryptocurrency’s use by giving $30 in free bitcoins to citizens who sign up for its national digital wallet, known as Chivo, or ‚œcool‘ in English. Foreigners who invest three bitcoins in the country'“currently about $140,000′“will be granted residency. Legal tender refers to money'“typically coins and banknotes'“that must be accepted if offered in payment of a debt. The front of every U.S. banknote states, ‚œThis note is legal tender for all debts public and private.‘ This statement has been enshrined in federal law in various forms since the late 1800s.
In celebration of the El Sal law, a grassroots twitter effort has started to gain momentum for a market buy of $30 per person. From Michael Saylor, ‚œOn September 7, El Salvador will officially begin using #Bitcoin as its national currency alongside the U.S. dollar. Every cyber hornet I know is planning to buy $30 in BTC tomorrow in solidarity with the people of #ElSalvador and their leader @nayibbukele. Will you join us?
Twitter is now testing the ability to tip users in Bitcoin through Jack Maller’s lightning network app Strike, according to The Block and a post on MacRumors. According to The Block, the new lightning service will be Strike enabled and also support Square’s forthcoming hardware wallet. The company also lists Blue Wallet and Wallet of Satoshi as examples of custodial wallets and Breez, Muun, Phoenix and Zap as examples of non-custodial wallets. Twitter will also use Strike to produce Bitcoin invoices. For now, Twitter users will need a Strike account to receive tips in Bitcoin. „We use Strike to generate Bitcoin Lightning invoices so you’ll need to connect your account to accept Bitcoin tips,‘ the instructions read. The Bitcoin developments at Twitter follow through with promises by CEO Jack Dorsey made in July. It was implied then that Bitcoin would be enabled in the Tip Jar service. He suggested also that Bitcoin
From @Sassal0X on twitter, The first dapp went live on Cardano today and ADA fanboys are finally discovering that you can’t peer review your way out of fundamental issues. From the r/Cardano reddit, ‚œLooks good, but when i try to swap things, all im getting is ‚œTransaction Fail: UTXOs are being used this block. Please wait 20-40 seconds and try again‘ Reply : Unfortunately, and I hate to say it because it might be a bit painful, critic have been discussing this for years trying to understand how in the world Cardano is going to implement smart contracts with a UTXO model (which effectively means an app like Uniswap can only handle one TX per block). They’ve yet to an answer to this question. ‚ People need to ask such stuff to Charles on his YouTube AMA streams, rather than his thoughts on Afghanistan or something. Reply: They did and he laughed it off. Said people should learn more about eUTXO and it’s a non-issue. — Reply from @LarsBrunjes, the ‚œDirector of Education at @InputOutputHK‘ and PhD in Pure Mathematics ‚œYou are right, this is an issue. But our scientists are already thinking of ‚œconcurrent state machines‘ that can address this.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the startup behind one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, as regulators probe further into parts of the digital-asset market that have resisted oversight, according to people familiar with the matter. Regulators are examining Uniswap Labs, the main developer of the world’s largest decentralized exchange, called Uniswap, the people said. Enforcement attorneys are seeking information about how investors use Uniswap and how it is marketed, the people said. A spokesman for Uniswap Labs said the company is ‚œcommitted to complying with the laws and regulations governing our industry and to providing information to regulators that will assist them with any inquiry.‘ An SEC spokeswoman declined to comment, saying the agency doesn’t confirm or deny investigations. The developers often say they no longer control the protocols, which could diminish their liability under securities laws. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has said DeFi projects aren’t immune from regulatory scrutiny. They may still be controlled by developers or middlemen that benefit from incentives such as trading fees and digital tokens that give holders governance rights over the program, he has said. ‚“ https://archive.is/ewYN
Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Making Bitcoin Successful in El Salvador with Jose Lemus
Today CK sits down with Jose Lemus, the founder of IBEX Mercado, to talk about the exciting developments in the El Salvadorian Bitcoin space! At the time of this recording, Bitcoin is about to be announced as legal tender in the country, and so by the time you listen to this conversation, that will be official! While this is exciting news for El Salvador, its people, and future, there is still some way to go before Bitcoin and the Lightning Network will be able to truly spread in the country and impact its economy on a massive scale. Jose shares some of his insider perspectives on the El Salvadorian situation and we talk about some of the potential hurdles, Bitcoin’s scalability, the vision for IBEX, and the forthcoming months following the big announcement about Bitcoin becoming legal tender. Jose is dedicated and passionate about the spread of this technology and his long-term perspective and big picture mentality are hugely inspiring. For all this, be sure to listen in with us today!
Meet the Taco Plebs – Bitcoin Doesn’t Have to be Complicated with Nameless
Bitcoin can be a daunting thing to learn about. It involves the study of several different fields, from computer science to economics. At Bitcoin Magazine, we always hope to be able to educate our readers on the basics of Bitcoin. We offer a guides section, and have a large selection of books in our store. One of my parts about the magazine are contributor articles designed to simplify complex ideas. Nameless, one of our contributors here at the magazine, has sent in several of these articles, including ‚œA Gentle Introduction To The Lightning Network,‘ ‚œSo, What Are Bitcoin Miners Actually Doing?‘ and ‚œAn Overview Of Bitcoin’s Cryptography.‘
All of these articles are extremely high quality, and they take some of the more difficult to grasp subjects in Bitcoin and simplify them for the reader.
Bitcoin Audible – Read_554 – Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan [Alex Gladstein]
‚œFarzan and her family traveled by foot, car and train thousands of miles through Iran and Turkey, finally making it to Germany in 2017. Along the way, dishonest middlemen and common thieves stole everything they brought with them, including their jewelry and cash. At one point, their boat crashed, and more belongings sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean. It’s a tragic story familiar to so many refugees. But in this case, something was different. Through it all, Farzan was able to keep her bitcoin, because she hid the seed to her Bitcoin wallet on a piece of tiny, innocuous-looking paper. Thieves could not take what they could not find.‘ – Alex Gladstein
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