In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Colin is absent, however that doesn’t stop the rest of the crew from botching Fluffy Pony’s last name as he joins as this week’s guest. How do you pronounce it anyway? Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says JPM Coin misses the point of cryptocurrencies. Is he just accidently right or is he simply trying to FUD XRP’s biggest competitor in the centralized shitcoin market? And...Fluffy Pony tells us what he thinks a sidechain is and isn’t, which makes us wonder: is it safe to say that Dogecoin is a sidechain of Litecoin? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Who deserves the Lightning Torch next? And will Billfodl ever get their chance to carry the flame? Apparently confidential transactions weren’t enough for Litecoin, as Charlie Lee is now supposedly courting the Beam team about implementing mimblewimble into his coin. What new flashy tech will Satoshilite suggest implementing next? And...if you are so sure no one noticed that coin breaking bug in your protocol does that mean no one gives a shit about it anymore? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Charlie Lee wants to add confidential transactions to Litecoin. Is this just Litecoin further acting as a test bed for Bitcoin or are they trying to distinguish themselves by attempting to one up their big brother? Canadian Exchange Quadriga is never ending source of news and drama as of late. Is the CEO pulling an Elvis and faking his death to exit scam with the money or were they just another shoddily run exchange that had everyone fooled? And...has Pieter Wuille come up with Esperanto equivalent of bitcoin scripting?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Vlad Zamfir of the Ethereum Foundation is taking Nick Szabo to task for what he calls “Szabo’s Law”. Is this just a PR stunt for a new coin in 2019 or is Vlad just clueless about the point of a blockchain? Bitcoin volume in Venezuela hits a near all-time high as Maduro faces increasing pressure at home and abroad. But is Bitcoin all it’s Caracased up to be in the country? And...friend of the show Sanket Kanjalkar along with andrew Miller has released a new academic paper attacking vulnerabilities in many Proof of Stake blockchains. Are the issues outlined within the paper just specific to those chains or is there something more critically wrong with POS altogether? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Neutrino is causing some major debate on crypto twitter and one previous guest of this show anticipates these arguments to become more common now that bitcoin cash is persona non grata. Derose has been right before. Is he right about this too? Smile! The Grin blockchain is officially live and prices are swinging all over the place. Price is one thing, but does the coin have anything cool to offer in the way of actual tech and is it better than Bitcoin? And...is carlos matos twitter feed the best kept secret in crypto day trading. Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast.Read More
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Will Bitmain continue to founder and close more of its doors internationally, or might they find someone to dump their BCH bags on before its too late? The winklevoss twins have come out of the shadows to let us know more about what they meant when they posted those controversial Gemini signs. But...what this just a giant GUSD pump? And...is bitcoin real or synthetic? And would you ever eat a synthetic filet mignon?Read More
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The bitcoin blockchain transaction fees just hit a 3-year-low despite increased tx output. Should bitcoin go ahead and follow bitcoin cash’s lead and increase the block size just to be safe or is this debate finally kaput? The Etherieum classic chain just experienced a 100 block reorg attack. What does that mean for bitcoin forks, most of which make up an even smaller percent of the hashing power of their respective algorithm And...as more details of the singaporean exchange BiteBTC fiasco come to light on the eve of the first annual proof of keys event...which is better? A legit server fire or an exit scam?Read More
We are still on break but again, we didn’t want to leave you hanging. Today we are celebrating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary by talking about the most important event from each year of Bitcoin’s existence. From Bitcoin pizza day to the Mt. Gox crash to the BCH fork, we cover it all. Let us know what you think in the comments!Read More
We are away on holiday this week, but we dind't want to leave you hanging. Our very own Bryan Aulds recently went on the Paypod Podcast to discuss the lightning network with some Bitcoin outsiders, spreading the good news to the masses. This is how you increase adoption. No preaching to the choir this week!Read More
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Are reports that bitcoin is mainly mined using renewable energy reliable or is this like trusting Exxon mobile to report its CO2 emissions? With innovations like schnoor, MAST, and taproot, will the Bitcoin core client continue to name its upgrades after discount versions of death metal bands? And...should Bitcoiners be wearing tin foil hats to block out the harmful chain rays emanating from the Bilderburg, I mean Blockstream satellite? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast, totally not featuring Mario Gibney. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Coinbase is dabbling in more and more shitcoins. Does this indicate desperation on the part of Brian Armstrong in this Bear Market? Just how low can the cost of a 1 hour 51% attack go for alts? And...would you want to watch a relentlessly honest documentary about your life? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast, featuring the Bitcoin Cowpoke himself, Jimmy Song. See you on the other side.
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Is Bitcoin Core the leader of bitcoin, and if so, is that a good thing? ICO founders left and right are being charged and going to jail while other coins are laying off employees. Is the end of the era of ICO’s imminent? And...how much is it worth for a boxer and DJ to shill your shitcoin? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast, featuring our friend and brother in arms Chris Derose. See you on the other side.
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: How much more money can SV and ABC miners burn before they give up on the pissing contest? Sometimes dependencies aren’t as dependable as you might think. Can software wallets ever be secure when they routinely rely on node packages to speed up development? And, have we found the very first ICO...somehow dating all the way back to 1993? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Can the Bank of England offer any criticisms to Bitcoin that could not be leveled right back at fiat, only worse? Will we ever find a secure way to use biometrics to access private keys and sign transactions? And…is there any chance Ripple will ever take responsibility for XRP or is the coin and all its hodlers doomed to be left holding the ripple bag? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: What do you and the church of scientology potentially have in common? Is satoshi nakamoto really intent on suing mining pools who mine blocks using OP_DATASIGVERIFY? And…would you like to learn how you too can become Elon Musk...at least on twitter?Read More
This week on the Unhashed Podcast: Is Brian Armstrong channeling his inner Donald Trump for the firing spree at Coinbase? Can Bitcoin Cash finally truly achieve Satoshi’s original vision? And, if there are an infinite number of universes, are there aliens out there also freaking out about this fork? Find out the answers to these and many other questions now.Read More
This week, we correct ourselves on some mistakes me made regarding our discussion last week regarding the NEM hack. We also discuss fractional reserve banking, Mastercard’s attempt to patent it in the crypto realm, and the energy consumption of the Bitcoin blockchain. Is a Bitcoin stablecoin useful? Is “MapleChange” the single greatest name for a crypto exchange based in Canada or would PoutineChange be more appropriate? And…is VeganCoin the next great Blockchain application if trading memes and virtue signalling is your thing?Read More
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Are the tonsorial arts highly correlated to illicit online drug dealing, and if so, should the government HODL when they act on it? Bullet proofs are live on Monero…and did slushpool shoot themselves in the foot by exposing that Bitmain’s S9 was capable of overt asic boost? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this weeks episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side.Read More
In this episode, Ruben gives his speech at the Scaling Bitcoin 2018 conference on his paper State Chains.
In the first true episode of The Unhashed Podcast, Mario, Ruben, Colin and Bryan check in with what happened with them the previous week. Ruben just returned from Scaling Bitcoin in Tokyo. Mario gave the second in his series of talks in Victoria, Canda, and Colin and Bryan got back from the Blockchain Shift conference in Miami. We are Global Baby!Read More