The Delphi Podcast – Devin Finzer: What Lurks Beneath The OpenSea
The Delphi Podcast – Devin Finzer: What Lurks Beneath The OpenSea
The Anita Posch Show – Derek Muhney: The Business of Bitcoin ATMs
My guest is Derek Muhney, Director of Marketing & Strategy at CoinSource the largest Bitcoin ATM network in the world. We are discussing the impact the 2020 pandemic is having on their business, about how Bitcoin ATMs work, and Bitcoin’s future from his perspective.
Derek’s personal Bitcoin story Coinsource’s company development Impact of the pandemic Volume of transactions and users How does a Bitcoin ATM work from the user perspective Setting up an ATM Privacy and regulation Bitcoin’s future from his/company perspective
The Delphi Podcast – A DAO Masterclass with Aaron Wright
Chain Reaction Host Jose Maria Macedo hosts Aaron Wright, cofounder of OpenLaw, The LAO and now Flamingo DAO. Aaron is a professor at Cardozo Law School and is at the forefront of DAOs, having been involved in Bitcoin since 2011, and Ethereum since 2015. Before this, Aaron was a successful entrepreneur, having sold his first company to Wikia – the for-profit version of Wikipedia, which he grew to be one of the largest websites on the internet.
Aaron provides a DAO masterclass, discussing what they are, why they matter, and his vision for DAOs as the next evolution in a long history of human organization dating back to Ancient Rome.
Unhashed Podcast – On Penis Flutes and Chastity Belts
On this (very R-rated) episode of the Unhashed Podcast, guest-host CryptoMags joins us to talk proposed FinCEN KYC regulation & SkyBridge Capital’s BTC position, debate Lighting Network nodes, and predict peak Wrapped BTC. As usual, we end on a raunchy note about hacked chastity belts and stuff found in our parents‘ bedrooms.
In late December, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a proposed cryptocurrency regulation, as had been rumored previously. The document indicated that, if adopted, virtual asset service providers would need to verify the name and address of non-custodial wallet users for any transaction exceeding $3,000. Jack Dorsey-led Square announced on Monday that it opposes the implementation of the rule. This rule creates „unnecessary friction and perverse incentives for cryptocurrency customers to avoid regulated entities for cryptocurrency transactions,“ Square wrote. By driving consumers toward unregulated platforms, FinCEN will „actually have less visibility into the universe of cryptocurrency transactions than it has today.“ Further, if FinCEN were to impose this rule on U.S. platforms, a double standard would be created. Where financial institutions are only required to take and keep records for cash transactions over $10,000, this rule lowers that standard threshold to $3,000 for cryptocurrency transactions. Square wrote on this double standard: „The incongruity between the treatment of cash and cryptocurrency under FinCEN’s Proposal will inhibit adoption of cryptocurrency and invade the privacy of individuals‘ This low threshold and its extension of KYC obligations beyond customer relationships is arbitrary and unjustified.“
As institutional capital continues entering Bitcoin, SkyBridge Capital announced on Monday that it has an „approximately $310 million“ position in the asset. SkyBridge, which is led by Anthony Scaramucci, is an alternative investment fund operated in the U.S. In the press release announcing the position, SkyBridge claimed to have made this investment during November and December, though it did not disclose the average acquisition price, nor how many bitcoin it owns. The release also confirmed the launch of the SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund LP which allows investors to obtain exposure to the cryptocurrency.
United Kingdom-based Bitcoin exchange CoinCorner has become the latest major trading platform to support the Lightning Network. Traders can now use Lightning via CoinCorner’s website, with a mobile implementation in the works.
BitGo saw a record 11,613 wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) swapped for real bitcoin in December, with only 2,731 BTC exchanged for the bitcoin-backed ERC-20 tokens last month. December marked the first time in the young project’s history that ‚œburns,‘ the reversion of WBTC back to BTC, have outnumbered ‚œmints.‘
Following a change to WhatsApp’s terms and conditions that will result in it sharing your data with Facebook, users have been switching over to alternatives. This was likely further spurred on by Elon Musk’s tweet encouraging users to try out Signal. In a resounding display of evidence for EMH, Shares of Signal Advance have soared as much as 11,708% since Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted „Use Signal“ to his 42 million followers on Thursday. To be clear, Signal Advance is a firm entirely unrelated to the Signal messaging app.
On Jan 6th, Strike announced its bringing the Lightning Network to over 200 countries. Jack Mallers describes Strike as ‚œBitcoin neo-bank‘, and leverages the Bitcoin network layer 2 to move fiat fast from point A to point B. Through a partnership with Bittrex, Strike will onboard Bitrex‘ 1 million customers. And Strike plans on providing banking services in up to 200 countries via the international exchange. Strike will first add support for the euro, british pound, swiss franc, tether and USDC, with more currency pairs to follow. References: Bitcoin Lightning Startup Zap Goes Global, Adds Stablecoins, Strike Is Bringing The Lightning Network To More Than 200 Countries
‚œYour cock is mine‘ A hacker took control of people’s internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin to unlock it. „Your cock is mine now,“ the hacker told one of the victims, according to a screenshot of the conversation obtained by a security researcher that goes by the name Smelly and is the founder of vx-underground, a website that collects malware samples. In October of last year, security researchers found that the manufacturer of an Internet of Things chastity cage'“a sex toy that users put around their penis to prevent erections that is used in the BDSM community and can be unlocked remotely'“had left an API exposed, giving malicious hackers a chance to take control of the devices. That’s exactly what happened, according to a security researcher who obtained screenshots of conversations between the hacker and several victims, and according to victims interviewed by Motherboard. A victim who asked to be identified only as Robert said that he received a message from a hacker demanding a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin (around $750 today) to unlock the device. He realized his cage was definitely „locked,“ and he „could not gain access to it.“ These hacks show once again that just because you can connect something to the internet, it doesn’t mean you have to'“especially if you then don’t take care of securing the device or its connection. It’s incidents like these that make some people think the Internet of Things is just a marketing term for the Internet of Hackable Things, as we call it, or even the Internet of Shit, as others call it.
Block Crunch – Ponzis or Game-changer? Algorithmic Stablecoins Part I – Ben Simon, Mechanism Capital
Algorithmic stablecoins like Ampleforth, Basis Cash, Empty Set Dollar and Frax are all the rage…but do these ostensible „ponzi“ games have have any lasting value? In Part 1 of our 2 part series, Mechanism Capital analyst Ben Simon(@benjaminsimon97) joins us in discussing:
The economic origins of algorithmic stablecoinsThe main trade offs of algo stable modelsHow algo stables compare to other trustless stablecoinsAmpleforth vs. Basis CashJason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.
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Bitcoin Audible – Bitcoin & the Printing Press [Anil]
‚œAs books became more accessible and affordable, individuals were now personally consuming, reflecting upon and critiquing written texts. It was an idea meritocracy. No longer was ‚œtruth‘ conferred solely by the ordained to the illiterate masses inside of churches.‘ – Anil
The Printing press was a revolution in the spread of information and communication, leading to the Renaissance and the age of Science & Reason. Bitcoin is a revolution in the dissemination & spread of real economic value. It will create a Renaissance that will dwarf that of the printing press.
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The Art of The Steal: Jason Rink’s Essential New Movie – The Tatiana Show Ep. 290
Filmmaker Jason Rink joins the program to talk about his latest project, a documentary presenting an inside look at the „Stop the Steal“ movement that arose around the 2020 Presidential elections. Jason followed organizers and activists for weeks, getting a raw and uncensored look at the group that culminated in the shocking raid on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Jason was on the scene for the mayhem in DC and brings his own perspective on what happened. Are they patriots? Terrorists? A cult? Or just the end-product of an entire year of lockdowns, riots and political manipulation?
About the Guest:
Jason Rink is the award-winning documentary film producer and director of „Nullification: The Rightful Remedy.“ With over a decade of commercial filmmaking experience, Jason has worked with A-list celebrities and public figures, like Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, and Congressman Ron Paul, as well as global brands Aston Martin, Toyota, and Mazda. He is currently in post-production on „The Steal,“ a film that documents the nationwide protests to expose corruption in the 2020 election.
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Bitcoin Audible – Bitcoin’s Killer App: Skin in the Game [Simon Cowell]
„We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. People play games because they are fun, not because they are on a blockchain.“ – Simon Cowell
As Bitcoin established a universal value transfer protocol for the internet, we are going to begin to see unique monetization, and also incentive models that simply weren’t possible before. One area, that historically has had deep ties to monetary incentive, but lost it in the digital age… was gaming. Listen to today’s excellent article from Bitcoin Magazine and author Simon Cowell for a fascinating look at a Lightning tool built by ZebeDee, and what it may mean for the future of gaming.
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WBD281 – No Escape from Bitcoin’s Gravity with Nik Bhatia
After dropping to lows of ~$4000 when markets went into freefall following the coronavirus outbreak, Bitcoin has bounced back to a near to all-time high of ~$18,500.
The impact of the pandemic on the economy has been a massive increase in government borrowing and money printing. This response has highlighted the importance of scarce assets which can’t be debased.
Gold has historically been the safe-haven asset that money flows into during times of uncertainty. However, many are now turning to Bitcoin, and it is quickly eating into gold’s market share.
In a world of fiat currencies, gold and the impending rise of central bank digital currencies, where does Bitcoin fit?
Nik Bhatia has written Layered Money a book looking into this that will be released early in 2021. We discuss his book, where Bitcoin fits in the monetary system, the history of government control over money and central bank digital currencies.
The Delphi Podcast – Jake Ryan: The Age Of Autonomy Into 2040 and Beyond
Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Jake Ryan, the Founder and CIO of Tradecraft Capital and the Author of Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy.
The two discuss Jake’s new book: How we are in a new long wave economic cycle Jake describes as the Age of Autonomy enabled by crypto since it allows us to transfer value without humans