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The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

Author: Matthew Howells-Barby & Austin Knight: Educating around blockchain technolo

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The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.
37 Episodes
We speak to Riccardo Spagni, one of the founding developers of Monero, about security tokens and how they can be used to create liquidity and channel for communication within organizations. We also discuss the latest privacy-enhancing technologies and what Riccardo thinks of Facebook's Libra project.
We speak with prominent blockchain attorney, Marc Boiron, to discuss the regulatory risks and hurdles ahead surrounding both Libra and Calibra. 
Is Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, a force for good or evil? Are the companies involved within the Libra association incentivized to be bad or good actors? And is the launch of Calibra, the mobile payments wallet run by Facebook, a thinly veiled excuse for Facebook to simply get mesh together more of the world's financial data? We discuss all of the above and more in this detailed first look at Libra.
After a 6-month hiatus, Matt and Austin are back to keep you updated with all the latest goings-on in the blockchain space... and there's been a LOT going on!
We’ve had price rises and price lows, an influx of ICOs and a wave of projects dying, but now we have the latest trend in crypto starting to surface… layoffs. Some of the largest companies in the space, including ConsenSys, Bitmain, and Coinbase have all been laying off staff. We explore why.   Full show notes:
The giants of tech are making their move on the blockchain space. Amazon launches their Blockchain-as-a-Service offering, Intel files a new patent for an energy-efficient Bitcoin miner, and IBM, well, IBM has their hands in all of the crypto pies! Full show notes:
The SEC is cracking down on “influencer” promoting securities, GDPR might be a big hurdle for the blockchain to get over, is cryptocurrency the answer to Africa’s electrification issues, and we take a look at a group of 24 ICOs that raised a combined $2.8 billion that have now hit a point when they have 0 trading volume… Full show notes:
It's a Bloodbath Out There

It's a Bloodbath Out There


Bitcoin suffers its largest weekly loss in value since 2013 and most other major cryptocurrencies follow suit. We unpack why this is happening, take a look at why Overstock are more bullish than ever on crypto, and how some companies are using “Blockchain for Good”. Full show notes:
One day after the Bitcoin Cash fork, we take a look back at how this all came about, summarize the major implications from each fork proposal, and discuss the ongoing "hash war" that has broken out bitcoin Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. Full show notes:
We speak with Jerry Cuomo, VP of Blockchain at IBM about how his team is planning to invest in the ecosystem. Jerry discusses IBM’s approach to building partnerships in the industry, why they’re so bullish on blockchain, and how it may shape the future of IBM as a company. Full show notes:
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Diyavava Zanga

I've been interested in Crypto for some time, but has no clue where to start. This podcast helped me immensely in terms of figuring out tangible ways I can learn and do more. In the end it's a constant learning process, but for knowledge and a place to start you guys are great.

Mar 18th
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