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#256 Aleksandr Bulkin & Jake Brukhman: CoinFund - Crypto-Investing by Community Building
CoinFund is one of the earliest crypto-funds to have taken shape, forming in early 2016. The fund is well known for running an active Community Slack, conducting great podcast interviews with cryptocurrency projects and an emphasis on building network nodes / services.We are joined by Jake Brukhman, CEO, and Alexander Bulkin, Chief Alchemist, to discuss their latest thoughts on investing in the cryptocurrency space. We cover a wide variety of themes such as their opinions on the 'œfat protocol hypothesis,' thesis on value capture in the cryptocurrency space, their efforts to build network nodes; and their effort to build an open source token-less technology that allows entrepreneurs to launch their blockchains. Topics discussed in this episode:Coinfund's historyWhat is a cryptofund?Coinfund approach to investing in the cryptocurrency spaceGeneralised mining - what it is, and how it offers cryptofunds a competitive advantageThe ADAPT toolkit - a tokenless toolkit for rapid blockchain innovationLinks mentioned in this episode: CoinFund SlackCoinFund interviewsThe ADAPT projectFat protocols are not an investment thesisGeneralised miningCoinFund TwitterSponsors: Toptal: Simplify your hiring process & access the best blockchain talent' '" Get a $1,000 credit on your first hireDutchX: The open, decentralized trading protocol for ERC20 tokens using the Dutch auction mechanismSupport the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg ( 1M4dvWxjL5N9WniNtatKtxW7RcGV73TQTd ( 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 ( episode is also available on :Epicenter.tvYouTubeSouncloudWatch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever you get your podcasts.Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture, Meher Roy & Sunny Aggarwal.
The Tatiana Show: Matt Asher & Bill Ottman
Topics include:-- Social Media Platforms-- Online Identity Management-- Decentralized Publishing-- Free Speech-- Censorship-- Privacy-- Hate Speech and Internet Trolls-- Technical Features of Blockchain-Based ProjectsAs a musician and an activist, I've used social media to varying degrees of success. But we have entered an era in which we are facing a lot of simple obstacles to reaching audiences on our social media platforms, as well as outright censorship and banning. So I'm happy for the chance to speak with two innovators in the blockchain social media landscape.Bill Ottman is co-founder and CEO of, a crypto social network.Matt Asher is founder of Before the Ban, a decentralized service for online identity preservation.Through their projects, they are pushing back on the limits and failures of social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and concretizing values of user control, decentralization, free speech, and privacy.Matt recently released the white paper for Before The Ban, so I hope people will check it out. And I'm already making my 2nd post on for this episode!Are you frustrated by your user experience on social media? Have you thought about using alternative platforms? Why or why not? Have you ever been banned? Do you have trouble gaining the reach and attention for your posts that you want? Comment below!Finally, a quick message from our sponsor. BTC Inc is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Distributed Health, November 5-6 in Nashville, TN.They have a killer speaker line up and have a wonderful home team putting it on based right in the heart of Nashville! This is the first conference to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the healthcare industry. Now, in its third year, this two-day event is an opportunity for all members of the ecosystem, including payers, providers, law makers, retailers, investors and innovators, to reshape the future of healthcare. For more information, visit: and use the promo code: TATIANA20 to secure a 20% discount!About the Guests:Matt Asher is founder of Before the Ban, a decentralized service for online identity preservation. Since 2014 he has worked with a number of startups in the space, including encrypted messaging services I.CX and Privacy Shell, and blockchain based securities platform Polymath. Matt has a background in math, statistics, and journalismBill Ottman is co-founder and CEO of Minds, a crypto social network. He is also a Fellow at the Boston Global Forum and active in the open source movement. Bill graduated from University of Vermont and currently resides in Connecticut. More Friends and Sponsors of the
LTB #378 - The Petro inside Venezuela & Schnorr Signatures
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...Christian Garcia is back with his latest correspondent from within hyperinflating Venezuela. This time he looks into controversial government "cryptocurrency": the Petro. See the full shownotes for his tipping information, the articles and links referenced during his report.After the break, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine talk Schnorr Signatures, a seemingly non-controversial coming upgrade which will introduce major blockchain performance optimizations and enhanced privacy features. Other Links mentioned during the episode:Profile of Gabriel Jimenez on AP.Maduro's cryptocurrency '˜genius' once pushed US sanctions's report on Reuters.Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found Info's interview to Fedor Bogorodskiy (In Spanish and behind a paywall).El Petro es el hijo malquerido de dos rusos muy cercanos al escƒndalo. documents leaked by Maibor Petit (In Spanish).Maibort Petit: Superintendente de Criptoactivos entregƒ el absoluto control del Petro a Social US C.A. LTB correspondent Christian Garcia directlyBitcoin: 1LzDGA7Xz1CMaBnBJC8W16YXFBhT3UVruLTip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38Kor Via the Lightning Network at episode was sponsored by It featured content from Christian Garcia, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine. Original Image Credit: for episode 378 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Adam Levine. Email questions or comments to
What Bitcoin Did #37 An Interview with Jimmy Song
'œThis is why proof of work needs to be expensive, if it is cheap you can roll back things easily. You want it to be very difficult to change history. The only way to make it difficult to change history is to make the process of writing the current history very expensive.''" Jimmy SongInterview location: SkypeInterview date: Monday 1st October 2018The recent Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, received considerable amounts of alarmist press, 'œFor less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network,' 'œThe most catastrophic bug in recent years, and certainly one of the most catastrophic bugs in Bitcoin ever.' Despite these claims, few looked into the detail of the bug and the game theory behind executing an attack.Code has bugs; code has always had bugs, rather than focus on criticising developers it is important to assess how it happened, why it happened and how to avoid similar problems in the future. Alongside process, it is also important to not just analyse the potential damage a bug can cause but also the game theory behind an attack. While the founder of the bug, Awemany, used his discovery of the bug to launch a scathing and personal attack on Bitcoin, Jimmy Song analysed the bug, how it could be exploited and the game theory behind such an attack.This week I caught up with Jimmy to discuss his findings, and also:State level attacksMining centralisation51% attack game theoryWhy proof of work needs to be expensiveHow non-techies can support BitcoinThis episode is also on:iTunesYoutubeStitcherGoogle PlayTuneInListen to more What Bitcoin Did episodes
#255 Kathleen Breitman & Arthur Breitman: Tezos - The Long Road Towards A Digital Commonwealth
The Tezos whitepaper, published in 2014, anticipated several areas that would become major issues for blockchain networks. Especially around governance and smart contract security, Tezos proposed original solutions. The project later went on to raise $232m in the biggest token sale at the time. Recently, the Tezos network launched as the first of a wave of innovative next-generation blockchain networks.We were joined by Tezos co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman to discuss the history of the project, how the network functions today and how it could develop going forward.Topics discussed in this episode:What inspired the original Tezos vision from 2014The critical importance of formal verification and governanceWhy Arthur thinks the blockchain scalability problem is overratedThe case against decentralized applicationsWhy the ability to evolve and adopt new features is critical for Tezos successTezos' Proof-of-Stake and emerging baking ecosystemThe Tezos Foundation drama and Johann GeversThe relationship between their company DLS and the Tezos FoundationLinks mentioned in this episode: Tezos WebsiteE136 - Tezos '" A Self-Amending Crypto-LedgerTezos WhitepaperThe $1 Billion Tezos Blockchain Is Officially Launching MondayInside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIREDTezos TwitterSponsors: Azure: Deploy enterprise-ready consortium blockchain networks that scale in just a few clicksToptal: Simplify your hiring process & access the best blockchain talent' '" Get a $1,000 credit on your first hireSupport the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg ( 1M4dvWxjL5N9WniNtatKtxW7RcGV73TQTd ( 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 ( episode is also available on :Epicenter.tvYouTubeSouncloudWatch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever you get your podcasts.Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture, Meher Roy & Sunny Aggarwal.
The Tatiana Show- Frederick Steinmann, Lyn Ulbricht, Chris Eley & Rafael Hauxley
This week we had a lot of action, a lot of fun, and a lot of guests spanning a variety of topics. Special thanks to our sponsor Use the code "Moroz" to get the promo from the show.We had our friend Lyn Ulbricht back on to give us the latest update on Ross. We remind everyone to sign the petition to help him get clemency for his double life sentence for all non-violent charges, which you can findhere.Frederick, who is a relatively new, but very cool friend came on the show talking about Mondo.NYC which focused on music and tech. As a performer and panelist, I was really excited to learn more about what to expect. Fred is really enthusiastic and I look forward to having him back on!Chris told me all about the latest news at the LTB Network, as well as the upcoming Nashville conference Distributed Health ( He has great energy, just like the rest of the BTC Media team. Plus, who doesn't love Nashville!Finally, Rafael told us all about what it's like to live life off of one bitcoin! What a whirlwind of travel, we can't wait till his video is released. Learn where to support him and possibly gain visibility for your brand with the links below.About the Guests:Lyn Ulbrichtis the mother ofRoss Ulbricht, a peaceful 33-year old and alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges.Since Ross' arrest Lyn has strived to direct awareness beyond the sensationalism to issues at stake and how the case impacts freedom in the digital age. She has spoken at numerous events; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows, including Reason TV, CNN, HuffPost Live and Fox; and conducted interviews with major and alternative media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Guardian. She is also featured in the documentary Deep Web.When not working to raise awareness, Lyn focuses on raising funds for Ross's appeal throughwww.freeross.orgFrederick Steinmannhas advised early stage tech, media and crypto companies in matters of accounting, finance, tax, strategy and business development. From 2004-2007 Fred worked at Cohn Reznick on music, media, tech and hospitality clients. At the 7 years Fred spent at Blackstone implemented technology and processes to scale from a private company to a public company and was a key member of the finance team. Fred first learned about Ethereum in 2016, but did not buy, at a crowd funding conference at Baruch College. In October 2017 Fred decided to go all in with implementation of Blockchain technology to rebuild the Financial infrastructure in the Media & Entertainment industries. It is Fred's mission to find new ways to discover talent and create new financial eco system. Fred joinedMondo.NYCin February 2017 and is a partner responsible to find and develop business relationships, operations, strategy and finance.Christopher Eleyis a chemist turned nuclear engineer, turned web developer, turned crypto sales guy.Rafael Hauxleytraveled around the world ' On 1 Bitcoin. 18 countries, 12 months, 1 Bitcoin.Rafael was born in Poland, grew up in Portland. Just a few letters different '” but worlds apart. He learned about Bitcoin in 2011 '” he didn't understand until all the way in 2017. Since then he dedicated his resources, passion, and curiosity to the blockchain '” and how it'll give people around the world true financial freedom.If you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4GmjMore PetitionMondo.nycBtcmedia.orgBitcoinmagazine.comBitcoinAroundtheWorld.comFriends and Sponsors of the
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