Ep. 55 Tax, Fines, and Regulation (w/ Rafael Yacobi)

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: we have Rafael Yacobi of TheCryptoLawyers.com to discuss all things regulatory with us. Was Block One’s settlement with the SEC fair? What factors actually motivate the SEC to come after you as opposed to the ones they claim? And...is the recent IRS tax guidance a malicious attack on Bitcoin or just the result of institutional incompetence and a lack of understanding? Finally, is Cash App lying about its fees?

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Ep. 54 The $1.4 Trillion Lawsuit

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Gregory Maxwell thinks 51% attacks are overblown, so what threats should we focus on mitigating instead? Block.One, the company behind the $4 billion behemoth ICO EOS has been fined a paltry $24 million. Is their rumored plan for another coin launch a damn near certainty at this point? And...iFinex, the company behind Bitfinex and Tether are looking at a $1.4 trillion lawsuit in relation to their reserve claims being debunked. Is this a righteous outcome or totally overblown?

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Ep. 53 The ESRB of Crypto

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Mark Cuban thinks Bitcoin can never be used as currency, so why is he accepting it at his Maverick’s basketball stadium? Coinbase, Kraken, and Circle have teamed up to create a crypto ratings board, but is this just the crypto equivalent of the ESRB, meant to stave off regulations from outsiders? And...A mining farmed believed to be owned by innosillicon caught fire this week, prompting many to wonder, “Is this what caused the recent 2 hour block time?”

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Ep. 52 Bakkt Launches and the Fed Traunches

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bakkt launches to a small crowd; is there just no interest or are institutional firms just extremely hesitant to dip their toes in the water until they know bakkt is secure? Bobby Lee is back with a very strange new…“hardware wallet”? Is this just a way to cash in on his name or is this thing worth hodling on? And...Binance is now back in compliance with US regulatory bodies and American customers can now trade on the exchange once again, but is another compliant KYC infested exchange really worth getting excited about?

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Ep. 51 Hodl Hodl Open Sourcing to Combat KYC

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Iran and Inner Mongolia have both made official statements about the practice of crypto mining within their jurisdictions, but would Bitcoin be better off without such recognition? Bitpay will soon accept Ethereum. It doesn’t matter though because BTC Pay Server will make them obsolete anyway. And...Ruben made a post on the Bitcoin Mailing List about his proof of work fraud proofs; but can he prove it?

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We're Approaching Hashrates That Shouldn't Even Be Possible

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Who will hodl your custodial coins better? Coinbase or Bakkt? Andreas Antonapoulous is writing a book on the lightning network, but will Bitcoiners ever forgive him for the sin of his Ethereum book? And...the hashrate on the Bitcoin blockchain has reached an all time high, but does this number really matter at this point?

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Ep. 49 Bitcoin Is...Expensive

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Local Bitcoins has extended its KYC requirements even further. Is this an attempt to get ahead of compliance in order to survive or just an instutional act of seppuku? Colin went to BitcoinIs, a conference aimed at the btc curious, but can a conference asking for $100 a ticket ever attract anyone but a hardcore bitcoiner? And…#Faketoshi has dug himself in the hole even deeper, so just how deep will this hole go?

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Ep. 48 Derosian Troll Wars

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bryan recounts his time at BitBlockBoom Conference. Does @bitstein’s talk imply meme warfare has reached peak #derosian tactics? Square just hired Matt Corallo which has us wondering what exactly does a company like square have in mind for someone like Matt who could otherwise do whatever he wants? And...The magical crypto friends and key executives at Casa have invested and taken founders rewards in an ERC20 token backed exchange, going against years of ETH antagonism. Is nothing sacred?

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Ep. 47 Multiple Universe Consensus Algorithms (feat. Samson Mow)

On this week's episode of the Unhashed Podcast: We've got Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream to talk about their latest venture into mining. How can we best decentralize mining, even if it is imperfect? How will we keep running the Bitcoin blockchain when human beings are able to live in multiple universes light years away from each other? And...why does Samson love it so much when you sing happy birthday to him?

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Ep. 46 Hong Kong Protests (ft. Leo Weese)

On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Leo Weese of the Hong Kong Bitcoin Association joins us to fill us in on everything that is happening in Hong Kong and its struggle to remain free of China’s jackboot. What is the end game for China and Hong Kong, and what are the incentives at play? How has the protest affected everyday life compared to previous protests and what makes this one different? And...how is this conflict affecting Bitcoin?

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Ep. 45 Trade Wars and Bitcoin Sours

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Shit is hitting the fan hard in Hong Kong, and both the HKD and the CNY are dropping considerably to the dollar. The question is: is this good for Bitcoin? $10-30M of Tether is flowing out of Russia and into China everyday. Do Chinese business men really prefer Tether to BTC? We just hit the 2 year anniversary of the User Activated Soft Fork on the Bitcoin Network. To What degree did ASICBoost play a role?

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Ep. 44 Angering the #XRPArmy

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bitcoin rewards platform Lolli was embroiled in a bit of a stink earlier this week. On the advice of their council, they trademarked the phrase “Stacking Sats” in what they called a defensive stance against bad actors using the phrase, which makes me wonder: should I trademark all of the co-hosts nicknames before they are used against us? We pissed off the XRP army by using their blockchain to store podcast soubnd files. What other possible use cases should centralized blockchains not allow its users to do? And...move over Daniel Craig! Is Bitcoin just a giant layer cake?

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Ep. 43 Coinbase Deprecates the Shitcoin Bundle

On this episode of the unhashed podcast, Mario returns to the show from his month-long vision quest, but will we actually cut him out of the podcast will? Ruben tries to teach us everything he knows about drivechains so we aren’t totally lost after the last episode with Paul Sports, but will it ever be possible for us chimps to understand what Paul is proposing? And...is Veriblock just professionally spamming the bitcoin network...and even if it is, might that be a good thing?

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Ep. 42 That Episode with Paul Sztorc In It

In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Mario is still gone but we have something that is obviously better (cuz what could be worse amirite?) Paul spork is on the show today and he’s here to talk peer-to-peer oracles and prediction markets, but can you predict what his opinion will be on whether or not dogecoin is a sidechain of litecoin?

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Ep. 41 Artisanal Hashing

In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Grayscale controls over $2 billion in BTC assets. What are the ramifications of such a large holding and how might Grayscale leverage that power? Someone has put an old Nasa guidance computer from the moon landings to good use mining Bitcoin. But are hand calculations going to be the latest trend in artisanal hashing? And...use of Bitcoin to purchase illegal goods is up from last year according chainalysis. But does anyone really care at this point?

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Ep. 40 Bitcoin2019: In Review

In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I was in SF for Bitcoin2019. What scammy ICO do you think i went off on hardest? The Bank of International Settlements has predicted that many central banks may soon issue their own digital currencies (as if their currencies aren’t mostly already digital). Will this change of perspective be a good thing for Bitcoin? And...a new survey of the Bitcoin blockchain from Delphi Digital has revealed that the vast majority of bitcoin dumpers have only been hodling for 3-6 months? What does this mean for volatility going forward and will long term hodlers remain hodlers themselves?

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Ep. 39 Zuckerberg's Shitcoin

In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Facebook unveiled Libra, a blockchain that promises to bring the internet of money to the masses, but are there crippling aspects to the coin that make even the best case scenario a centralized and trustful mess? Bryan challenges the almighty dollar amidst a crowd of NATO dignitaries. How do you think that will go over. And...Craig Wright has been ordered to appear in court with Ira Kleiman. What sorts of revelations do IRA’s lawyers have hiding up their sleeves?


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Ep. 38 How to Resist China's Jackboot (feat. Bitcoin)

In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Bryan has run off to elope with a Finnish Diplomat and Ruben might be dead?! Bitmain is suing several of its old executives for violating a non-compete when they started Poolin, which begs the question: are mining pools the digital equivalent of grocery stores? And...Protests in Hong Kong keep heating up and so does the weekly volume on LocalBitcoins, but is Bitcoin really the currency of choice for anti-establishment Hong Kongers?


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Ep. 37 Open Networks Always Win

In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I am gone one more time - will that ever stop me from appearing at the beginning of every episode? I don’t think so! The stolen Bitfinex loot is now on the move! Did the hackers just lose their private key and recently discover it or are they just extremely patient? And...Adam Back spoke at the G20 summit. Do open networks always win as he claims or is there more to the story?

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