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?
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?
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?”
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?