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?Read More
This episode is a little different - due to scheduling constraints we are delivering to you a speech from our very own Mario Gibney given to the London Bitcoin Devs Meetup back in December of 2018. You can see other speeches given at their meetup here.
We will be back to our regular scheduled programming next week (minus Ruben most likely). Talk soon!Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I am not here today because well I slept through the recording. Will my cohosts fire me forever or just relegate me to writing and performing these intros for eternity? Bitcoin cash experienced a scheduled hard fork, but a not so scheduled $1.3 million double spend attack. With a mempool this permissive, is this the chain for low-tech libertines? And...facebook is planning on releasing its own shitcoin. Will this be good or bad for bitcoin?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Joseph Stiglitz says we should shut all the cryptocurrencies down. Is Tron proving just how possible that may be in some cases? US Congressmen are now actually urging their colleagues to take the threat that Bitcoin poses to their power seriously. One has to wonder: if they can’t beat us, how long until they join us? And...Blockstream has announced that Liquid Securities is ready to go live. Is this just a ruse to take market the shitcoin market share away from Ethereum or is there something more to the platform?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Binance has been hacked, and its spurred on a serious conversation about the ethos of the network in terms of reorg. What are the values of Bitcoin? A market of technically feasible bribery or a commitment to immutability? Ryan Selkis has put in a request for a freedom of information grant regarding the discount Ripple offered its enterprise clients. A motion that was denied by the state of new York. Is this perfectly innocent or does this indicate a deeply corrupt alliance with their board member Banjamin Lawsky? And...the taproot and tapscript BIPs have officially hit the Bitcoin Dev Mailing List. But when will the taproot band go on tour again?Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: We have something a little different in store. If you only like listening to our standard episodes, this one may not be for you, but I think you should stick around and give it a try. We have Steve Jain of Bisq on the air with us to discuss our coverage of the ne DAO, their BSQ coin, and how we could have done a better job. We also cover the complexities of anticipating the game theory of speculative assets, and how this affects projects like these with even the best intentions. Steve was a real gallant participant, and the topics are wide-ranging so I think you’ll enjoy sticking around for this out of the ordinary episode.Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Bitfinex and Tether are under the gun AGAIN! But are the alarmists right to sound the gongs this time? Someone has been stealing ETH from wallets with private keys of...1. Yes that’s right. Not just 1 but many people are using the a private key of 1 to store their Eth and someone decided they would take it. Could there be a dumber private key? And...the bitcoin blockchains fees are now more valuable than the bitcoin cash block rewards. Does this spell certain doom for bitcoin due to its relatively high fees, or is that line of thinking just a reformulation of the classic Yogi beara line “No one goes there anymore; it’s too crowded”? Nic Carter joins us this week, so get ready!Read More
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: FinCEN just announced its first ever penalty on a “crypto exchange”, but in reality the guilty party was just a power crypto trader. Is this going to be the new normal in the crypto space, with regulatory agencies acting a de facto muscle man for the larger more formal trading platforms? Bisq is finally launching its allegedly long-awaited DAO. Is this just more shitcoin bullshit or a clever ruse to make regulating the DEX more difficult? And...Can Disney do for Bitcoin what it did for itself by making congress its bitch in the realm of IP protectionism?Read More
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