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Summary: The main LTB Network feed contains all of the cryptocurrency related podcasts that make it to the front page of Let's Talk Bitcoin! You can expect a new episode or two most days subscribing to this feed.
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Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 16th March Company: Unchained Capital Role: Co-founder With SpaceX CEO Elon Musk 'œhighly confident' that his company will land humans on Mars by 2026, the human colonization of another planet within our solar system has never been closer. Once humans settle on another world, one question that will have to be solved is what money will be used as the local currency? The obvious answer may, on the surface, be bitcoin. But how would that work? With the time it takes to send a signal over such a vast distance, we will need to consider how bitcoin functions at scale throughout the solar system. Sending bitcoin transactions from Mars to Earth could work fine if you don't mind waiting several hours for confirmation, but mining will be impossible on Mars. So, will we use bitcoin on Mars, or will its colony rely on a new '˜Muskcoin'? In this interview, I talk to Unchained Capital co-founder Dhruv Bansal. We discuss his Bitcoin Astronomy series of articles, the prospects of Bitcoin as an interplanetary currency, SpaceX, colonization of other planets, and hyperbitcoinization.
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we touch on Square Crypto venturing in to the hardware wallet space, a Casa client getting drugged on a date, and then destroy our bitcoin-only cred by venturing into projects moving from Ethereum to Solana, PS4 Crypto Mining in Vinnytsa, and TikTok shitcoin promoting, and a new Korean token that takes '˜shitcoin' a little too literally. 'œWe're doing it'. That's what Jack Dorsey tweeted about Square's plans to build a Bitcoin Hardware wallet. Hardware lead at Square Jesse Dorogusker stated 'œWe have decided to build a hardware wallet and service to make bitcoin custody more mainstream. We'll continue to ask and answer questions in the open. This community's response to our thread about this project has been awesome - encouraging, generous, collaborative, & inspiring.' Another Australia-based blockchain company Power Ledger is to migrate to Solana from Ethereum in search of higher speed and scalability. The firm also cited the lower energy output of Solana's Proof-of-History (POH) and Proof-of-Stake (POS) mechanisms in an announcement Monday. The Power Ledger Energy Blockchain is built to audit and streamline the buying and selling of renewable energy. "The Power Ledger technology stack was built on a low-power POS consortium in 2016 before transitioning to a modified fee-less Proof-of-Authority Ethereum consortium chain in 2017," co-founder John Bulich said. "That serves its purpose in the short term but the limitations of this solution were always very apparent, including low transactions per minute," he added. The platform's POWR tokens will still be used for existing clients and remain on the Ethereum network. Jameson Lopp posted a story of a Tinder Date gone wrong for one of his Casa Clients, initiated conversation with a woman who claimed to be a 'œcryptocurrency trader' according to her profile. The two exchanged pleasantries and eventually met up in person. Beyond feeling like her pictures were slightly different from her in-person appearance, the date appeared to be straightforward. It wasn't until the two decided to go back to the man's apartment that things turned sour. According to the post, 'œWhile he was there we suspect the woman laced our client's drink with scopolamine, also known as '˜Devil's Breath,' or a benzodiazepine. These drugs are well known to cause loss of inhibition and memory loss.' 'œSome time later, he believes the woman picked up his phone and asked him to show her how to unlock it and find his passwords,' states the blog post. It goes on to say, 'œOur client woke up the next day in his bed and noticed his phone was missing, though his wallet along with cash, debit cards, and ID were still there.' Ukrainian authorities have raided an allegedly illicit crypto farm in the country. According to an official announcement from the Security Service of Ukraine, the facility was located on the former premises of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenergo, an electricity supply company. The illegal crypto miners concealed their activities by manipulating electricity meters to steal electricity from JSC Vinnytsiaoblenergo. Described as the largest underground mining operation discovered by the Ukrainian police, the farm housed nearly 5,000 computer equipment units, including 3,800 PlayStation 4 consoles, over 500 graphics cards, 50 processing units, notebooks, phones and flash drives. The SBU estimated the state's monthly losses due to electricity theft '" which had the potential to cause electricity shortages for the entire city of Vinnytsa '" to range between $186,200 and $259,300. Several estimates show that Sony's last-gen gaming console, PlayStation 4, is not the ideal rig to mine cryptocurrency. Given its slightly outdated configuration compared to many mining rigs available today, even a 16-console PS4 setup would fail to generate meaningful returns with legal electricity usage. '" https://cointelegraph.com/news/ukrainian-police-se
On this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Moonpay. Moonpay is a bitcoin infrastructure company building out the interoperability between bitcoin and the legacy finance system. Moonpay is focused on making it as easy and cost effective as possible to purchase and hold bitcoin with as many payment providers and options as possible. The Moonpay API can be built directly into noncustodial bitcoin wallets so that users can buy and acquire bitcoin in a way that is completely custody free. Ivan tells the story of how he got into bitcoin and how and why he started Moonpay. Soto-Wright discusses why Moonpay is a mission oriented company and how building around a mission is the best way to build an awesome and effective team! Ivan is passionate about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption as it gives people access to financial services that have never been afforded to them previously. Lastly the podcast highlights the challenges with dealing with traditional finance and why bitcoin offers such a fantastic solution to all of the problems that currently inhibit the globe from successfully accessing financial infrastructure. Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Ivan Soto-Wright. Follow Ivan on Twitter @isotowright
Ancient faiths and indigenous peoples across the world have long believed in the ceremonial use of psychedelic plants & fungi as a means of spiritual awakening and confrontation of trauma. However, the so-called War on Drugs has prevented these groups from being able to practice these rites and rituals without either mountains of red tape or fear of criminal prosecution. Decriminalize Nature wants to change that. Through education, advocacy and lobbying, they are trying to change the perspective on these entheogenic compounds and give these cultures, as well as those seeking to explore their inner space, the freedom to practice their spiritual understanding. About the Guests: Carlos Plazola studied biology and anthropology at UCLA to make sense of life on this planet. He lived with the Achuar of Ecuador to connect with deeper meaning and the sacred. He studied Environmental Science at Yale to understand the human impact on Earth's ecosystems. But he also needed to learn the tools to create change. Carlos' first career was as a community organizer with ACORN. He organized communities around social and environmental justice for seven years to learn community organizing. He also wanted to learn the tools of government, so he worked for a congressperson, and then became a chief of staff to a councilmember and ran political campaigns. Finally, Carlos wanted to learn the tools and logic of business, so he became a businessperson, grew several companies to over 50 employees, and became a developer to learn how to create the built environment. Today, he has the tools he needs. From here forward, he dedicates the rest of his life to creating spaces and movements that honor the beauty of life. Larry Norris, PhD is the co-founder and on the Board of Decriminalize Nature and helped to co-author the resolution that received a unanimous decision from Oakland City Council in June 2019. He has supported the successful passage of DN related policy in seven cities across the US and is currently supporting individual DN teams in roughly 45 cities to pass similar policy, as well as statewide legislation in 3 states. He is also the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic education and integration models. Larry holds a Ph.D. from the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco; his dissertation reviews archived ayahuasca experiences to identify transformational archetypes and insights and consider their implications for integration. As adjunct faculty at CIIS, Larry taught a graduate course called Entheogenic Education: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Plant Wisdom in order to discuss the concept of entheogens as educational teachers and cognitive tools. He was also an adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University teaching a class titled Paradigms of Consciousness. A dedicated activist and proponent of cognitive liberty, Larry's efforts are a contribution to not only change the Western legal status of these powerful plants, fungus, and compounds, but also to emphasize the sacred nature of entheogens given the right set and setting. More Info: Tatiana Moroz '“https://tatianamoroz.com Crypto Media Hub '“https://cryptomediahub.com Decriminalize Nature '“ https://decriminalizenature.org Friends and Sponsors of the Show: Proof of Love '“https://proofoflovecast.com Global Crypto Advisors '“https://globalcryptoadvisors.io You have been listening to The Tatiana Show. This show may contain adult content, language, and humor and is intended for mature audiences. If that's not you, please stop listening. Nothing you hear on The Tatiana Show is intended as financial advice, legal advice, or really, anything other than entertainment. Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Oh, and if you're hearing us on an affiliate network, the ideas and views e
Uniswap is now a 10 BILLION dollar behemoth. Hashflow has launched to challenge for the mantle of the leading DeFi exchange. Will it succeed? Founder Varun Kumar(@GandalfTheBr0wn) and Haseeb Qureshi of Dragonfly Capital (@hosseeb), an investor in Hashflow, joins us in discussing: How Hashflow beats Uniswap in pricing Hashflow vs. 0x RFQ Trade offs of the Hashflow design Why there may be more than one winner in dex's Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ------------- Sponsors ------------- PERPETUAL PROTOCOL is a fully on-chain exchange built on Ethereum and xDai that allows you to go long or short with up to 10x leverage. Also, they have just released zero-gas-deposits in addition to their near zero gas fees for trading. Visit perp.exchange/blockcrunch today to start trading. SOLANA: The Solana ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace and it's a great place to build your project or get involved with the community. Go to solana.com/blockcrunch to learn more! ------------- Disclosures ------------- Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons '" Attribution 3.0 Unported '" CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidia
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts Gmoney to discuss his journey from spending $150K on a cryptopunk to launching Delphi INFINFT, an on-chain NFT fund with us at @Delphi_Digital. We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.
On this bonus episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with Greg King, the CEO and Founder of Osprey Funds. Osprey is focused on bringing cutting edge technology exposure to everyday investors through their crypto trust products. Their first product OBTC is designed to compete with Greyscales GBTC as Osprey and many other race for SEC approval for a real Bitcoin ETF. King believes that a Bitcoin ETF will be approved eventually by the SEC but he does see several head winds that could continue to prolong a final approval from the SEC. Many BTC ETF bulls have speculated that new SEC commissioner Gary Gensler, who has said positive and productive things about Bitcoin and crypto, would be a big boost for a Bitcoin ETF but King just does not think it will be enough for a quick and rapid approval this year. Despite the short term bearishness on an ETF, Greg and Osprey are very hopeful for a long term victory and greater retail access to Bitcoin exposure and sound money.
On this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, CK sits down with Justin the Bitcoin Vegan. Justin is a leader of the Black Bitcoin Billionaires Podcast, an Author, and a Bitcoin educator. In this podcast CK explores Justin's past and how he overcame growing up poor and going to prison to rise up as an entrepreneur with the ability to own his own future and build wealth by discovering Bitcoin. We have all heard the mantra that 'œBitcoin changes you." Justin is a perfect example of this as his life was drastically improved after learning about Bitcoin. By discovering Bitcoin, Justin not only had a new drive to succeed but he had a tool that would help him build wealth and gain freedom. Justin reflects on how Bitcoin forced him to learn about money, how the legacy system holds African American's and former prisoners down. Bitcoin changed everything and presents the opportunity to do the same for millions in similar shows as Justin. Please enjoy this inspiring and fascinating conversation with Justin the Bitcoin Vegan!
Location: Remotely Date: Tuesday 9th March Company: Validus Power Corp Role: Bitcoin Strategist Since early February, 10-year Treasury yields have risen from 1.13% to as high as 1.625%. This rise, which equates to 48 basis points, is the highest in a year and has sparked some bond investors to raise inflation concerns. While the Consumer Price Index (a metric for judging the level of inflation) is currently around 2%, analysts suggest the actual inflation rate could be as high as 10%. Because of this and growing uncertainty in the markets, Bitcoin Strategist Greg Foss sees Bitcoin as portfolio insurance. He believes that if you don't own Bitcoin, you are taking 'œextreme amounts of risk'. In this interview, I talk with Greg about the growing treasury yields, what this means for the markets, inflation and what a debt spiral means for fiat currencies and bitcoin.
"Perhaps Bitcoin can help Americans reflect on our history and remember that our true glory, in Adams's words, is 'œnot dominion, but liberty,' and that our true march is 'œof the mind' and not the sword." - Alex Galdstein Happy Independence Day fellow Audionauts! This is the day to celebrate the American experiment and the ideals which it sought to achieve. An ideal of "all men created equal," individual liberties, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so many more revolutionary principles that have been the foundation for the outlaw of slavery, the civil rights movement, & human rights movements around the world. So where do we separate "America the idea" from "America the political system?" What was missed in the founding documents that allowed the experiment to still fail so many? Does Bitcoin have a role to play by re-empowering these core principles of individual liberty? Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss today's show! https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-idea Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.chAnd $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy
Former Utah State House representative and entrepreneur Aaron Tilton saw that cryptocurrency was going to be the financial tool of tomorrow years ago. He started an energy company dedicated to helping crypto miners find cheap and reliable energy to run the backbone of the blockchain. Now, he and his team have a new, bleeding-edge project: SmartFi, an all-in-one investing, trading, swapping & lending platform that's designed to make using crypto as the basis for your finances as easy, secure and reliable as possible. Today, he joins Tatiana to talk all about where SmartFi came from, where it's going, and why you should be signing up. About the Guest: Aaron is President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Blue Castle Holdings, Inc. the parent corporation of Power Block Coin, LLC. Blue Castle Holdings formed Power Block Coin, LLC in response to the growing demand for electricity in the cryptocurrency mining market in 2017. Power Block Coin also responded to the cryptocurrency market demand for loans by becoming a non-bank lender in 2018. After founding Blue Castle Holdings, Aaron has overseen the acquisition, development of all assets and political strategies for the developments of a new two-unit nuclear power plant project. Previous to founding Blue Castle Holdings he developed and negotiated offtake and power purchase agreements with municipal and investor owned utilities throughout the Southwest for two new power projects in the region. Aaron advised a venture capital firm on state regulatory matters for a first of a kind online pharmacy that utilized an online medical consultation. He has broad experience in pharmacy automation software and hardware solutions. Aaron is a former Utah State Representative, having originally been appointed to the seat by Governor Walker when it was prematurely vacated. He was formally elected to the position in 2004, and again re-elected in 2006. Aaron served on the following committees,House Public Utilities and Technology Committee (Vice Chair)House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee (Vice Chair)Public Education Appropriations SubcommitteeInterim Revenue and Taxation CommitteeHealth and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Aaron is a Utah native where he lives with his family. He is active in his church and loves to ride Motocross with his son. More Info: Tatiana Moroz '“https://tatianamoroz.com Crypto Media Hub '“https://cryptomediahub.com SmartFi - https://smartfi.com Friends and Sponsors of the Show: Proof of Love '“https://proofoflovecast.com Global Crypto Advisors '“https://globalcryptoadvisors.io You have been listening to The Tatiana Show. This show may contain adult content, language, and humor and is intended for mature audiences. If that's not you, please stop listening. Nothing you hear on The Tatiana Show is intended as financial advice, legal advice, or really, anything other than entertainment. Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Oh, and if you're hearing us on an affiliate network, the ideas and views expressed on this show are not necessarily those of the network you are listening on, or of any sponsors or any affiliate products you may hear about on the show.
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we get into the game theory of paying ransoms, speculation on how to abuse UK's legal system CSW-style, how S2F is totally undeniable and a perfectly predictive model, when NIMBYism with bitcoin mining, and the death of nuance with mining council press releases. Another YUGE cyber ransomware attack surfaced over the weekend. Per the BBC, the gang behind the attack has demanded $70m paid in Bitcoin in return for a "universal decryptor" that it says will unlock the files of all victims. The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million "systems". This number has not been verified and the exact total of victims is unknown. On Friday, cyber-security firm Huntress Labs estimated about 200 firms had been affected.The "supply chain" attack initially targeted Kaseya, before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. '" https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57719820 Despite a UK court order to the contrary, Cobra is still hosting a copy of the whitepaper at Bitcoin.org - https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper. Cobra, the pseudonymous operator of the Bitcoin.org website, has been ordered by London's High Court to discontinue hosting its copy of the Bitcoin white paper. Citing copyright infringement brought forward by nChain Chief Scientist Craig Wright, the judge had no option but to rule a default judgment because Cobra chose not to make an appearance, Wright's representation, Ontier LLP, said via a statement on Monday. Judge David Hodge, QC issued an injunction prohibiting Cobra from infringing Wright's copyright in the U.K., either through making the white paper accessible for download on the website or 'œin any other way.' An order requiring bitcoin.org to publish a copy of the court's order was also issued while an inquiry will be established to determine the damages caused by Cobra against Wright, Ontier said. @Outputintern on Twitter said: "Default judgement awarded to Craig Wright. Cobra has to put a notice up on http://bitcoin.org for six months about the default judgement. Also has to pay Craig's costs, ‚35,000 in interim payments ordered so far." One of the most widely used charts for predicting massive future bitcoin price gains is showing the largest divergence since January 2019. The bitcoin stock-to-flow model currently suggests the price of bitcoin should be around $77,900. But as of Monday, the cryptocurrency was trading at $33,668, well off the all-time high price of $64,829 reached in April. Crypto analyst 'œPlanB,' who has been documenting his stock-to-flow model since March 2019, tweeted that BTC/USD is now the furthest away from the estimated value in more than two years. He said the next six months will 'œmake or break' the stock-to-flow model. NIMBY strikes Bitcoin, as Fox Business reports, A gas-fired power plant being used to support a Bitcoin mining operation in upstate New York has divided local residents over the environmental toll of the energy-intensive process versus the economic benefits the business brings to town. Locals who have protested the operations of the plant, which is on the shores of Seneca Lake, have expressed concern that it's polluting the air and heating the lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. During the 12 months ending Feb. 28, 2021, the company said it mined 1,186 bitcoins at a cost of approximately $2,869 each. '" https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/bitcoin-mining-operation-in-finger-lakes-sparks-local-concerns Speaking of mining, the Bitcoin Mining Council presented their first report this week. The council is now composed of 23 members, with 14 new member mining companies in addition to 9 founding members the council now represents 32% of the mining industry. Bitcoin miners are rapidly becoming more energy efficient using an increasing percentage of sustainable sources (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, nuclear) in their energy mix. Bitcoin is powered by
Location: Remotely Date: Sunday 7th March Company: Independent Role: Bitcoin Writer The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age is a prophetic book released in 1997 by William Rees Mogg and James Dale Davidson. The book was written before the widespread adoption of the internet, social media, and Bitcoin, yet predicted a future that is remarkably close to the one we live in today, opening with the quote, 'œThe future is disorder.' In the book, Mogg and Davidson describe their vision of the future and how the rise of digital technology would make the world much more competitive, unequal and unstable. The pair also predicted a '˜cyber money' that would empower the individual to splinter from the nation-state. 'œAs cybercommerce begins, it will lead inevitably to cybermoney. This new form of money will reset the odds, reducing the capacity of the world's nation-states to determine who becomes a Sovereign Individual'. In this interview, I talk to Bitcoin writer Robert Breedlove. We discuss why The Sovereign Individual is such an essential book for Bitcoiners, violence in a libertarian world, why bitcoin is a threat to the state and the ascending and descending world.
On this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with Lord Fusitu'a of Tonga. Lord Fusitu'a is Tongan royalty and a member of the Tongan government. Lord Fusitu'a is a die hard Bitcoiner and often spends time on Twitter spaces chatting with Bitcoin plebs from around the world. Fusitu'a tells the story of how Tonga relies heavily on remittances from Tongan's living abroad and how much of those funds are lost to middle men and rent seekers. According to Lord Fusitu'a Bitcoin is already starting to take route in Tonga on a peer to peer level and Lord sees a viable path to implementing an El Salvador style bill to make Bitcoin legal tender in Tonga. Fusitu'a has been working with both Jack Mallers and El Salvadorian official's to take the best parts of that law and amend it to fit into Tonga's legal framework. Fusitu'a believe that by embracing Bitcoin, Tonga can become more competitive and more wealthy compared to starts that are slower to the digital hard currency. Tonga people stand to benefit immediately just based on the remittances advantages that Bitcoin offers. Fusitu'a believe that these immediate advantages will turn into a culture of long term saving on the islands. Learn more about Lord Fusitu'a and his work in Bitcoin by following him on Twitter @LordFusitua