In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: A bitcoin treasure hunt! Can you bind back the pieces of the million dollar secret using Shamir’s Secret spell? Paxful beefs up KYC and AML with biometrics. What’s next? Gut biome analysis with a fecal sample? And...Bitcoin Satoshis Vision is finally getting the delisting it deserves, but is it for the right reason?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Peter “The Pistol” McCormack of What Bitcoin Did joins us to discuss maximalism, dialogue with those you disagree with, and dealing with the pressure of internet mobs. Also, what would happen to the Bitcoin blockchain if fees ever got to $1,000 per tx? Would maximalists change their tune about block sizes or would the experience be minimized by the addition of channel factories? And...the SEC has finally published guidance for crypto companies on the question of whether or not their coin is a security. But can the SEC publish guidance on if the coin is a shitcoin or not?
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: LocalBitcoins.com has announced great news! That is, if you’re a Finnish lawmaker or a Bitcoiner strangely worried about the fact that you are anonymous on the platform. They’ll be adding KYC and AML thanks toa new law forcing the measures on the platform. How will we Bitcoiners buy and sell bitcoin without being tracked every step of the way now that localbitcoins is basically just a regular exchange except more expensive and less convenient? “Oh Canada!” can now lay claim to the first city now accepting Bitcoin as payment for personal income taxes. Do more and more announcements like these deal a blow to the Krugman style arguments that a fiat currency derives its value from its ability to pay men with guns not to hurt you?And...Peter Todd thinks it might have been a good idea to build in a permanent miner reward when Bitcoin was created, causing a controversy inside crypto twitter, which begs the question: is an uncapped bitcoin really worse than the fiat alternative?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: This week, more than one research firm published reports about the true trading volumes of several of the largest exchanges, like binance and coinbene. Is this a sign of fraud or is pumping up the volume just the sign of a good time Peter McCormack is taking shit over having on Erik Vorhees on his show What Bitcoin Did and not challenging him enough. Are maximalists turning into the Bitcoin equivalent of social justice warriors by calling for the deplatforming of prominent yet hated people in the community or is ignoring stupidity the best way forward? And...the Bitmain IPO has officially died. Is this a grim omen of the things to come for Bitmain or can they keep it together long enough for the new leadership to turn the ship around and buy some good will among bitcoiners once more?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: The NSA has open sourced their proprietary malware decompiler Ghidra. Was this worth all the privacy we’ve given up over the years? Craig Wright has left twitter, but will he stay left? And…Mark Karpeles is found innocent of all charges except for for records tampering which makes him unlikely to serve any more time. But it makes us wonder: did the 6 months he spent in solitary confinement serve as more than enough punishment?Read More
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Bryan and Colin Visit Blockstream, home of the evil Keynesian lizard coders responsible for hijacking Bitcoin and forking from Satoshi’s Vision. We talk with resident lizard person and human overseer (and regular co-host of the show) Mario Gibney about world domination, drinking the blood of virgins, gay frogs, and how to prevent the rest of humanity form learning that the earth is actually flat.Read More
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, well…it didn’t go as planned. We had a guest lined up, but the technical end just didn’t work out very well. Not to worry though! Ruben Somsen has come to our rescure to make sure you guys still get your weekly fix of Unhashed goodness. This one is a little technical, so strap in, grab a Mountain Dew Red Zone, and put your thinking cap on.
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Coinbase is embroiled in all sorts of new controversies. Are they under paying their bug bounty hunters while also over-stacking their chainalysis efforts? And what does this mean for privacy (or what little there is left) on the platform going forward? Musig has just been revealed, but what is it? a new release from blockstream that improves multisig or a really uncreative name for a brand new, ultra-powerful pokemon with a nasty tobacco habit? And...Roger Ver has officially announced that he will be announcing an announcement that he will announce his becoming an advisor to a second shitcoin. Can livencoin or livencoin or livencoin or whatever the fuck its called achieve instant pee-to-peer transactions better than BCH could and is his endorsement an admittance that BCH failed 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: 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.