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The Tatiana Show Ep. 184 Gene Epstein
Josh and I had an interesting conversation with Gene Epstein who hosts The Soho Forum, a monthly debate series held in Manhattan. It features topics of special interest to libertarians, and aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC political community. Some of the topics we discuss include artificial intelligence and its effects on the service industry, autonomous vehicles and the need for truck and taxi drivers, and testing crypto theories.We also dove into the discussion involving Facebook Coin and whether similar institutions can be trusted to not inflate their currency. About the Guests:Gene Epstein has recently stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron's, with plans to write long-form articles and books. His last published book was Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John's University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He's appeared on podcasts that include Russ Roberts' "EconTalk," "The Tom Woods Show," and the Reason podcast, and has delivered lectures in venues that include the International House in Tokyo; Loyola University in Baltimore; Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City; the Romanian-American University in Bucharest; and the American Center in Moscow. He was a debater at the Soho Forum this past June on the subject of Adam Smith. He has defended the negative successfully (in terms of Oxford-style voting) at three Soho Forum debates: on Adam Smith (6/13/17), Ayn Rand (1/16/18), and on socialism (10/1518).If you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4GmjMore Info: TatianaMoroz.comCryptoMediaHub.comThesohoforum.orgFriends and Sponsors of the Show
4 Minute Crypto - Bitcoin Will Skyrocket If Andrew Yang Becomes President
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 every Monday and Friday to start and end your busy week.You can find all episodes of the show by visiting'S WEBSITEShttps://4MinuteCrypto.comhttps://CryptoCousins.comhttps://ArlingtonCrypto.comhttps://CryptoPodcaster.comhttps://GaryLeland.comCONTACT INFOEmail Gary at TheCryptoCousins@gmail.comMessage me at a voice comment at 817-476-0660MY SOCIAL MEDIA'S PODCASTS Channel LINKSThe best Bitcoin Book‚ to Alexa Flash Briefings‚ a Binance Account‚ $10 in Bitcoin free at Coinbase‚ Trezor Wallet‚ Clothing & Gear‚https://CryptoCrybaby.comGary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email for additional info.DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #392 'That's Not a Blockchain, that's a Sequence of Poor Engineering Decisions!'
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the latest Coinbase privacy kerfluffle, JPM's tepid jump into the Stablecoin market, and the still unannounced but inevitably coming "Facebook Coin" and what it means to... Banks?Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38Kor Via the Lightning Network at & Transcribed Highlights from Let's Talk Bitcoin #392: "That's Not a Blockchain, that's a Sequence of Poor Engineering Decisions!" provided by Professor MeowCoinbase Acquiring NeutrinoAdam B. Levine: The core of what's happened here is that Coinbase was representing that they were not selling or sharing data about people who use Coinbase, except under very specific circumstances. And it came out somewhat recently that it actually was not true and one of their service providers had been actually selling that data (as many of these service providers do). Coinbase opted to acquire a company called Neutrino. Neutrino basically allowed Coinbase to do the same type of thing through a third party, but there's some baggage that came along with Neutrino name.Andreas Antonopoulos: This :give-and-get data" is the Devil's deal with all of the analytics firms. Basically, if you want to get a transaction scored in terms of its AML, counterterrorism and KYC score for how tainted it is by bad-y coins, you have to give these services every transaction to review and they will return a score. You give them every transaction with all the identifiers, so they can score it, so they build a surveillance database with this. I don't know why anyone is surprised that these companies whose primary business is to collect surveillance data, also sell this surveillance data to third parties. That's the least of the problems right. Yes, they sell it to third parties. Yes, they feed it to intelligence agencies directly. Yes, they're also vulnerable to being hacked themselves, which leaks all of that data to everyone. That data is effectively public. It is a public surveillance mechanism that collects all of the information. All exchanges do this. All exchanges have to do this. And so the initial rationale of Coinbase is: if we buy a company that can do analytics for us, we won't have to give this to third parties. That's not an outlandish claim, that's a rational choice. Where things fall apart is that the team that they bought (Neutrino acquisition) is the team that has been criticized in multiple investigations of assisting horrible dictators who puts back doors into software, been involved in State-level hacking that targets dissidents in places like Saudi Arabia, all the way up to being linked to the slaughter of Jamal Khashoggi.Privacy and BanksJonathan Mohan: I remember one of the prosecutors from the Southern District of New York was saying that he couldn't be more excited by Bitcoin. He saw it as email for money. The way they can crack down on criminal enterprises is because it's almost impossible to engage in a crime with a couple dozen people without an email record. And he saw Bitcoin as that future, and actors like Coinbase are very much willing to feed into that narrative. That's why I actually think that the most contentious hard fork in Bitcoin's history will be privacy and transaction obfuscation.Adam B. Levine: If you pick a centralized exchange like Coinbase, then you just have to assume that you have no privacy within Coinbase, and further than that, beyond Coinbase. So is there a use case for decentralized exchanges, or do we need to have a different type of centralized exchange? Is there a solution to this problem?Andreas Antonopoulos: This is a battle for privacy in the 21st century, and we're fighting this on every domain. And let's not be naive - this is how all of traditional finance works. The Patriot Act imposed obligations on banks to do full time surveillance of every financial transaction into and out of every bank account, credit card, and payment. All of that information is being funnelled directly to all intelligence agencies, working in collusion, or are backdooring each other's systems. So whenever you do a transaction on your Visa card, or your Paypal transaction, or your bank accounts, you can assume that not only are the Five Eyes agencies of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, and the United States watching, but you can assume that half of the European intelligence agencies, the Chinese, and Russians are watching that transaction too, and are all doing statistical analysis scoring. That's how traditional finance works. We are heading towards a future where digital cash will be the only cash available, as they're trying to rapidly eradicate paper cash. At that point we have to choose between that, or a cryptocurrency that is not based on surveillance. Exchanges are only doing a subset of what is happening across the financial world. They have less visibility into crypto, which means that they can be thwarted, which means you can obfuscate and build better privacy into these systems. This is the primary differentiator for privacy coins. This is a battle for privacy in the 21st century. If we end up without privacy solutions then the only people who will have privacy are criminals. Coinbase is a bank. They're a crypto-friendly bank, but they're a bank. Once you accept that Coinbase is a bank, you accept that means compromising your privacy. Their business model is fundamentally at odds with many cryptocurrency values. There's really two reasons for why Coinbase is so popular. One is, for people who see cryptocurrency as an investment, which in my opinion has always been the wrong way to look at this. If you're not earning cryptocurrency you're buying cryptocurrency, then you need an exchange. You don't use cryptocurrency, so you keep moving between the two economies of fiat and crypto. So that's one problem. And the other problem that we still haven't solved, and will take a while to solve, is that security in crypto is difficult. So outsourcing that's to a bank seems natural for people who don't know how to handle their own custody. We need to get a lot better at helping people do self-custody and security of their crypto themselves, so they don't have to outsource that to a company, with all the privacy problems that come with.JPM CoinAndreas Antonopoulos: That press release about JP Morgan coin, the amount of bull**** is astonishing, even for JPM. That's not a blockchain, that's a SQL database. You may have over-engineered it to use blockchain technology to implement a database, but that doesn't make it a blockchain, that's just a series of poor engineering decisions. You didn't need a blockchain for that. All you've done is create a less scalable, less efficient version of SQL."That's not a blockchain, that's a sequence of poor engineering decisions!"This is a ridiculous thing, and we're going to see more of these emerge. The next one I think is Facebook coin. We're going to see these types of corporate coins emerge, and they're going to use words like "blockchain", but effectively what these are, is centralized, custodial counterparty risk laden, slowly inflating into shit value, pegged to the unstable debt-ridden U.S. dollar, and backed by the full faith in credit and the biggest crooks in history who run Wall Street (which isn't much faith in credit). This is a complete waste of time. Are they competing against crypto? No. They're competing against Paypal, Venmo, and things like that. It's not a game they can compete very well in, because when Facebook launches their coin, they'll eat JPM's lunch. In terms of having reach and being able to deliver the promise of a stable-shitcoin, better than anybody else in selling out your privacy, is Facebook.I'm not worried at all about crypto because crypto serves an entirely different purpose. It serves the purpose of independent, decentralized, censorship-resistant, borderless, world currency, that is not controlled by a single company. They cannot compete.Jonathan Mohan: Everyone talks about Bitcoin needing its AOL moment. They forget what AOL was. AOL was the really crappy walled-garden that you got all the rubes into because they didn't know what the Internet was. Then they got just a taste of it, and realized that they wanted more. AOL collapsed because they couldn't make money doing it, and just vomited people onto the real Internet - that was the real AOL moment. The AOL moment wasn't the celebratory thing, it wasn't a great thing, it was the collapse of the pseudo-internet that dumped everyone onto mainnet. The thing I'm excited about JPM coin and Facebook coin is that we can potentially get a billion people using a really shitty substitute to Bitcoin.Some of the articles we used in our prep for this episodeTopic 1: Coinbase ConfusionA - Coinbase acquires controversial group and tech "Neutrino" for reasons - Backlash ensues - Coinbase fires Neutrino team, keeps tech 2: With JPMCoin & FacebookCoin seemingly on the horizon, let's talk about Corp-o-Stable-CoinsA - JPM Coin, in their own words. - Speculation on Facebookcoin' - Perspectives on whether FacebookCoin would be good or bad for Bitcoin for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine, and Andreas Antonopoulos.This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine and featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz.Send questions or comments to
Distributed Dialogues EP #19 - Shine On You Crazy KrabCoin
"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 AdessoDave 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 raise money for the biz. They have a securities lawyer on the show to get free unofficial legal advice on how to launch an ICO, and along the way they learn one or two things about crypto regulations, the SEC and how a securitized token offering might work. Stay tuned through the end for an exclusive Shiny Krabs lounge jam.‚Marc Adesso is a securities lawyer, with a reputation of being one of the world's top attorneys in the area of initial coin offerings as well as the budding cannabis industry.Full Disclosure: None of this should be taken as legal or investing advice. And the Oggsford College study on the impact of social media on hermit crabs is not in fact real.Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.Music provided by: Trent Ubben and Billy SlyEpisode Sponsors: ButcherboxSpecial Offer: Limited time offer! Visit Butcherbox for $20 off your first order and free ground beef for life!Remember to like, share, review and subscribe!
The Tatiana Show Ep. 183 Jordan Page
Schaeffer Cox is a political prisoner, held in an illegal US prison called a CMU in Indiana. In 2011, he was convicted and sent to one of the world's most inhumane prisons. Although one of the main charges was dropped in August of 2017, he still remains in prison. My guest Jordan Page, a singer-songwriter and musician, co-wrote "The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox" to bring awareness to this injustice and raise funds for his defense. Jordan shares the song with us at the end of our discussion.Jordan began writing politically bent music during the Bush administration at the end of 2008. His early music is critical of US foreign policy, advocating for peace and non-intervention. A strong supporter of civil liberties, his music has been embraced by libertarians. He has performed at events in support of Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 presidential runs. About the Guests:Jordan Page is a national recording and touring artist known for writing songs in support of freedom, peace, and limited government. His music is a mixture of rock and folk with powerful spiritual and political poetry that has captivated audiences all over the world.As an activist, Page has championed many freedom causes ranging from anti-war initiatives to gun rights to medical cannabis freedom to Bitcoin, and he is known as a leading voice of liberty in America. Jordan first arrived on the national scene through the Ron Paul movement and shared the stage with Congressman Ron Paul dozens of times as his opener during the presidential campaigns in '08 and '12. He has headlined at hundreds of large events in support of peace and individual liberty since then.His new song "The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox" is an iconic anthem calling the public to witness the abuses of power by agencies that weaponized the American justice system against an innocent man.More Info: The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox Friends and Sponsors of the Show: ProofofLovecast.comToken Talk Podcast
Proof of Love Ep. 7 Tantric Sex with Ben Tantra Punk
What can one say about a crypto tantric episode other than wow. This is our spiciest Proof of Love yet! Ben Tantra Punk joined Stephanie and I to discuss this ancient practice. In between a few laughs and blushes, we get a great overview of tantric lovemaking, how it's different from regular lovemaking, the history of why there is tantric sex in the first place, and the joys of the female orgasm. We went a bit over on time, but I don't think you will mind with this subject matter! We need more love in our lives, and this episode will show you how to put some of these teachings into practice, even if calling each other goddess in bed is a little uncomfortable. About the Guests:Ben Tantra Punk is a sex worker, feminist porn performer, certified permaculture designer, certified tantric counselor, author, film maker, and recording artist. He's found healing and empowerment through sacred loving arts, ecological gardening, shamanism, ecstatic trance dancing, martial arts, and open source technology. His ongoing independent short film series, Sexorcism the Tantric Opera, was launched in early 2017. It tells his story of recovery from childhood sexual trauma, adolescent sex trafficking, and the path of a wounded healer. His first book, Psychedelic Goddess Worship: Erotic Memoirs from the Astral Battlefield, is planned for release in late 2019.He loves to help tantric seekers discover the infinite source of divine love from above, the eternal power and wisdom from the Earth below, and the bliss of conscious, healthy, diverse romantic relationships in between. He provides private coaching and counseling sessions online and in-person, and teaches publicly via livestream on the Ethereum powered SpankChain camsite at: His writings, music, podcasts, videos and contact info can be found at you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at!Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!
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