Weekly Bits #17: The Stories of Bitcoin Revisited

Weekly Bits #17: The Stories of Bitcoin Revisited

From 2012 to 2014, Bitcoin Magazine produced 22 print issues covering the burgeoning technology, its budding culture and potential impact. This week, Colin and Peter revisit some of those stories with updates, reflections and new commentary.

The Stories of Bitcoin Magazine Revisited:



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Chain Reaction – Brooke Pollack: From A $8B Venture Capital Platform To A Crypto Fund of Funds

Chain Reaction – Brooke Pollack: From A $8B Venture Capital Platform To A Crypto Fund of Funds

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Brooke Pollack, Founder and Managing Partner of Hutt Capital. They discuss the differences between traditional VC funds and VC within blockchain, how Hutt Capital chooses investments and more.

Episode Highlights:

  • After a lot of work with investing and VC, Brooke steered Greenspring Associates into work with crypto and blockchain before eventually founding Hutt Capital.
  • In his work with very wealthy families as clients, Brooke had trouble convincing them to invest in Bitcoin and digital currencies because they prefer something tangible, so he needed to do a lot of educating.
  • Blockchain is growing its market share of VC deal activity.
  • There were over 600 blockchain deals in 2019.
  • Brooke thinks the tipping point for when larger firms will have to stop ignoring crypto is when they’re forced to pay attention to the returns they see happening that they want to have a part of.
  • Hutt’s goal is to provide diversified exposure to blockchain in a low-risk, low-volatility way.
  • They invest in startup funds and then use that revenue to directly invest in the best companies.
  • When deciding what to invest in, Brooke looks for insight from his network and the reputation of the companies.
  • Hutt has a global outlook.
  • In choosing what to invest in, in the blockchain space, you don’t have the track record or long-term reputation to look at because most of these companies haven’t existed for very long, and if they have, the market has changed massively in that time.
  • All of this decision making is done through relationship building, which can take years.
  • One of the biggest structural changes to venture funds has been the advent of hybrid funds that call themselves venture funds, but are actually just less liquid versions of hedge funds.
  • Most people will simply not invest in your first fund, so take a long view of those relationships.
  • It’s hard to prove your qualifications to invest in this space without having done it.

Key Points:

There is a high level of self-educating that is required to enter into the blockchain space.Hutt Capital seeks to provide an entry point to blockchain investing that is low-risk and low-volatility.Choosing funds is all about relationship building.

Quotes:

‚œI think it’ll happen sooner than later. I think the education process a lot of these groups are going through over the next year or two will lead to meaningfully more institutional capital coming into the space.‘ ‚“Brooke Pollack

‚œLooking at funds in this space versus general venture investing, you don’t have the breadth of a track record to go off of‘ Most of these funds haven’t been around for more than a couple of years.‘ ‚“Brooke Pollack

‚œIt’s hard to prove that you can be successful as an investor in this space if you have not yet been an investor in this space.‘ ‚“Brooke Pollack

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4 Minute Crypto – Billionaire Investor Tim Draper Quit Stocks for Bitcoin

4 Minute Crypto – Billionaire Investor Tim Draper Quit Stocks for Bitcoin

Speaking to CNBC the VC investor and serial Bitcoin proponent revealed that he had significantly added to his crypto holdings since last year. When quizzed about exactly how far his faith in Bitcoin extended, he responded It’s a lot, it’s a lot, a lot.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.



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TTS Ep. 246 Kenn Bosak

TTS Ep. 246 Kenn Bosak

On a special combo cast of The Tatiana Show and Hodlcast with Sasha Hodler, we sat down with Kenn Bosak at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami.

Video games already have extensive currency systems which sometimes bleed into physical assets. Everything from social media to dating has adopted gaming etiquette, or lack thereof.

While we debate the social impact of gaming and online interaction, Kenn Bosak praises the communal distribution and use of cryptocurrency along with the massive potential to distribute cryptocurrency among the gaming community.

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Kenn Bosak is a 31yo Cryptocurrency Maximalist. Living 100% off Crypto. 4yo Bitcoin Podcast host. Interviewing guests on a daily basis. Consultant to multiple blockchain projects. Sponsored by MonarchToken.io CryptoMining.Tools DiviProject.org & CoinFlip.Tech

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Blockcrunch: DeFi, The Ticking Time Bomb – Ben Sparango (Multicoin Capital) vs. Christian Keroles (BTC Inc), Ep. 89

Blockcrunch: DeFi, The Ticking Time Bomb – Ben Sparango (Multicoin Capital) vs. Christian Keroles (BTC Inc), Ep. 89

In this very special episode, Ben Sparango (@bennybitcons) from Multicoin Capital and Christian Keroles (@CK_SNARKS) debate the most common critiques for DeFi:

  • DeFi can’t scale beyond speculation
  • DeFi can’t bank the unbanked
  • Composability is a ticking time bomb
  • The „skeumorphism“ of DeFi

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Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoin’s Solvency and Security with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu & Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali

Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoin’s Solvency and Security with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu & Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali

In this episode, Dave Hollerith speaks with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu and Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali, two leaders who have run companies in the community since 2013. Coinfloor is the U.k.’s largest cryptocurrency exchange while Blockstack is a developer platform and network trying to build a new internet. Though different in what types of product they offer, both companies are taking innovative and even perhaps opposing strategies for how they can and should successfully leverage Bitcoin.

Obi Nwosu Interview:

  • Proof of Reserves
  • Why Coinfloor delisted Eth
  • Obi’s take on why users have more power than exchanges.
  • Why Coinfloor wants Bitcoin buying to be safe, easy and without b.s.

Muneeb Ali Interview:

  • How the stacks 2.0 will relate to Bitcoin
  • Addressing the skepticism around Blockstack’s milestone growth
  • The more private internet Blockstack is building
  • Blockstack is pretty much the real Pied Piper from the HBO series Silicon Valley

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4 Minute Crypto – All the Banks Are Broke Speech Goes Viral

4 Minute Crypto – All the Banks Are Broke Speech Goes Viral

During a speech, Godfrey Bloom, former member of the European Parliament said, All the banks are broke.He continued by asking, Why are they broke?Answering, It isn’t an act of God.It isn’t some sort of tsunami.They’re broke because we have a system called fractional reserve banking.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.



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Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #428 Decentralization Philosophy ‚“ Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts?

Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #428 Decentralization Philosophy ‚“ Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts?

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Earlier this week theLet’s Talk Bitcoin! Showgathered to discuss catalysts and CEOS in the world of blockchain projects, the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like catalysts now that the fire of blockchain burns bright.

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On today’s podcast we continue the discussion, applying concepts and stories from„The Spider and the Starfish: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations“, a formational book on pre-blockchain decentralization written in the early 2000’s, as the centralized US military struggled to effectively dispatch a much smaller decentralized force in Afghanistan. While the battlefield is different, the insight is perhaps even more relevant to the world of blockchain projects, their decentralized origins and ambitions.

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This episode featuredStephanie Murphy,Andreas M. Antonopoulos,Jonathan Mohanand Adam B. Levine for a hot minute.

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CryptoQuikRead_354 – Why Proof of Reserves is Important to Bitcoin [Mauricio Di Bartolomeo]

CryptoQuikRead_354 – Why Proof of Reserves is Important to Bitcoin [Mauricio Di Bartolomeo]

„Bitcoin is a movement founded on individual monetary sovereignty, transparency and peer-to-peer auditability enabled by a breakthrough in technology. […] The technology to provide auditability and transparency for bitcoin held in custody has been inherent to the protocol from its inception. However, the industry has been slow to incorporate“

-Mauricio Di Bartolomeo

Bitcoin, as a new asset class, provides us with one of the most powerful tools for financial security in a custodial context: cryptographic proofs of reserve. We would be foolish to not make use of it. Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine to shine light on a critical issue for a future with sustainable sound money. Don’t miss the short article and Guy’s take to follow! Link to the original below:

A huge thanks to the LTBNetwork. Don’t forget to check out the tons of other great shows on their platform!

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Chain Reaction – RockTree’s Omer Ozden and Kevin O’Brien: China’s Mammoth Blockchain Market Opportunity

Chain Reaction – RockTree’s Omer Ozden and Kevin O’Brien: China’s Mammoth Blockchain Market Opportunity

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Omer Ozden and Kevin O’Brien, CEO and Managing Director of Rocktree Capital, respectively. They discuss the China blockchain market versus the US, tech innovation, the move to cashless economies, and more.

Key Points

  • US tech innovation is stifled by regulatory restrictions as compared to China.
  • It’s of the utmost importance to be sure you’re legally compliant from the beginning to avoid huge problems later.
  • China is at the forefront of a global movement towards cashless economies.

Episode Highlights

  • Rocktree Capital’s biggest presence is in China.
  • Presence in China is important for liquidity and capital.
  • If New York is the fastest market in the US, China moves even faster.
  • Rocktree Capital aims to be a bridge to unite the US and China blockchain markets.
  • All Western companies need to have a China strategy.
  • The best innovators come from the US but our regulatory systems are prohibitive and are making us lose to China in tech.
  • Analysts in the US get very little of their research and analysis from China; maybe only 15% is reliable information.
  • Bitcoin is just as important in Asian countries as it is in the US.
  • DCP is the legal digital currency of China with P2P settlement, and Omer doesn’t predict it will take long for widespread adoption because China is already a primarily cashless economy.
  • Other Asian and African countries will move in the cashless direction over the next few years.
  • There will likely be some government investment in blockchain but there will be more private investing.
  • What does coronavirus mean for crypto in China?

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, XTZ, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.



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