SOB #501 When More Is Less
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
Sometimes, more is less, better is worse, and blatantly superior products fail to overcome their competitors. On this episode of “Dare to Be Stupid,” correspondent George Frankly explores right answers to wrong questions. Credits This episode was written, edited and performed by George Frankly --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/originalltb/message ..read more
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SOB #500 Three Rules to Remember After Mailchimp Breach
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
As crypto holdings grow in value, criminals are becoming ever-more creative and audacious in their attempts to steal coins. Join "Speaking of Bitcoin" hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy for a look at a recent insider compromise at Mailchimp that put crypto holders in the crosshairs. In this episode, we discuss what happened, what the scam was and three simple rules that, if followed, will help protect you from similar breaches. Credits This episode featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine. It featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty ..read more
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SOB #496 The Ups and Downs of Crypto Loans
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
On this episode of "Speaking of Bitcoin", join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a discussion about loans in the world of crypto. HODL. It's crypto-land philosophy for not selling your preferred token even when things look their most bleak. But where philosophy intersects with real-world concerns like shelter, food and the niceties of life, tactics have emerged offering both opportunities and risks. From smart contracts to bitcoin collateralized mortgages, the hosts discuss their experiences with loans in the world of crypto. Credits Today’s ..read more
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SOB #497 A Brief Look at Bitcoin Maximalism
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
On this episode of Speaking of Bitcoin, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a discussion about the origins and evolution of Bitcoin maximalism. Bitcoin maximalists – the self-described pro-Bitcoin, anti-altcoin faithful – have been around for longer than most modern crypto projects. The term was coined by Vitalik Buterin prior to Ethereum's release. Buterin intended the term to be a direct criticism of individuals with an unwavering view that Bitcoin was the only true option for cryptographic token use-cases. In this episode as we explore ..read more
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SOB #494 Bitcoin Security and a Rogue Power Plant
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
Bitcoin's energy usage has long been controversial but this time it's not what you'd expect, a story about a rogue power plant kicks off a wide ranging discussion between the hosts, touching on key issues like game theory, network security and more. Links from this episode: Bitcoin Miner Facing $5.6M Fine for Starting Rogue Power Plant Issue #1138: The network is very secure Bitcoin network graphs Billionaire Investor Bill Miller Now Has 50% of His Personal Wealth in Bitcoin Credits Today’s show featured Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine, with editi ..read more
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SOB #493 The Endowment Effect, HODLing and the Impossible Self-Appraisal
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, correspondent George Frankly shares another surprising look at glitches in human behavior and what we can learn from them. In this episode we explore the endowment effect, the phenomenon of collectible cryptocurrency wallets and more. This episode was written, edited and performed by George Frankly with additional production assistance from Adam B. Levine. Music for this episode was provided by Gurty Beats and Jared Rubens. Art for this episode was created by Adam B. Levine/Pixelmind.ai --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/origi ..read more
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SOB #492 Can Stablecoins Survive?
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
Join hosts Adam B. Levine and Stephanie Murphy along with special guest Josh Scigala, CEO of Vaultoro, for a wide-ranging exploration of the growing asset class of "Stablecoins." On this episode we discuss: The possibility of central banks or regulators banning private 1:1 stablecoins. The challenges faced by early, decentralized, overcollateralized stablecoins. How negative interest rates will drive 1:1 stablecoins into fractional reserve. The potential weaponization of unlimited money printing to take control of limited resources.  The scenario where governments freeze bank accounts c ..read more
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SOB #491 The Jokes Wear Thin as Inflation Becomes Normal
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
“We’re in the upside-down world. The time value of money is negative. Debts are assets and revenue streams are liabilities.” Join hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Andreas M. Antonopoulos for a wide-ranging conversation about the current realities of inflation. They discuss the challenge inflation presents to policymakers, the growing likelihood of major disruption and what you can do to prepare. Credits Today’s show featured Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine, with editing by Jonas. Music for this episode was provided by Jared ..read more
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SOB #490 Checking in on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
The Lightning Network is arguably the most anticipated scaling solution for Bitcoin to date. Why isn’t everyone using it? “Speaking of Bitcoin” hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Rene Pickhardt, Bitcoin and Lightning Network Developer. The four lead a conversation on the still in development yet rapidly growing Lightning Network. It’s a second-layer network that enables fast, secure, private and inexpensive payments that don’t make sense to store on bitcoin’s base layer. But while that might sound ideal, it’s not simple in practice. A scrappy commu ..read more
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SOB #489 Big Gaming Signals NFTS Are Closer to Mainstream
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by Adam B. Levine
10M ago
With NFTs continuing their rapid advance into mainstream cultural awareness, how much is FOMO (fear of missing out) and how much is real? This time Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine discuss the evolving battle lines in the nascent world of triple-A gaming NFTs and whether these early announcements are a signal or just noise. Electronic Arts Ubisoft Epic Games Steam Xbox Later, the hosts explore the still-to-come moment when the behemoths of game publishing select which blockchain or blockchains will be their native NFT layer. Are we in for a re ..read more
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