The Unhashed Podcast

The Unhashed Podcast

Mining On Riot's Credit Card
Nov 14, 2019 05:13

Mining On Riot's Credit Card

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Colin absent, so it’s no surprise all the nicknames in the intro were more or less completely botched. We also finally discover who the victim of the AWS mining operation was, being none other than riot games co-founder Marc Merrill. What prevented Amazon and Riot from figuring this out sooner? And...decentralized and encrypted chat is now possible using the lightning network. What sorts of naughty messages should Mario send Ruben when no one is looking?
Ruben on The Lightning Junkies Podcast
Nov 07, 2019 20:15

Ruben on The Lightning Junkies Podcast

This week, we are rebroadcasting an Interview Ruben did with The Lightning Junkies Podcast.
Winnie the Pooh and Bitcoin Too!
Nov 01, 2019 27:02

Winnie the Pooh and Bitcoin Too!

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Is Winnie the Pooh the best thing to happen to the bitcoin price all year long or is China’s blockchain craze another non-sequitur? Now that Crypto Capital is completely f****d, are there any other Drug cartel money launderers than Bitfinex can turn to for banking services? And...Bitmain is back with a brand new mining farm in Texas! But the real question is: what did they do with their giant bag of Bitcoin Cash?
When the Block Reward Expires (w/ Hasu)
Oct 24, 2019 01:56

When the Block Reward Expires (w/ Hasu)

On this episode of the unhashed podcast: We have the one and only Hasu who has recently co-written a new Bitcoin related research paper. Is the Bitcoin block reward more important than we think it is? What are the implications of a Bitcoin without one? And...in 2014, which layer will handle our coffee purchases?
Tax, Fines, and Regulation (w_ Rafael Yacobi)
Oct 17, 2019 29:45

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?
The $1.4 Trillion Lawsuit
Oct 11, 2019 29:54

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?
The ESRB of Crypto
Oct 03, 2019 53:47

The ESRB of Crypto

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?”
Bakkt Launches and the Fed Traunches
Sep 25, 2019 22:12

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?
Hodl Hodl Open Sourcing to Combat KYC
Sep 19, 2019 12:02

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?
We're Approaching Hashrates That Shouldn't Even Be Possible
Sep 12, 2019 31:59

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?