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  • Condensat - A Swiss bank for cypherpunks 18. September 2022
    Julien Guitton is the founder of a Swiss fintech called Condensat. He hopes to later obtain a Swiss banking license. Julien comes from the cypherpunk mouvement so it seems paradoxical that he would want to create a swiss bank. We discuss why he wants to do this, why it is not contradictory to the cypherpunk […]
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  • The 3 Most Important Crypto Developments in August 2022 1. September 2022
    We discuss privacy, regulation, Tornado Cash, censurability of stable coins, crypto lobby groups and various other issues.Timestamps:00:50 Privacy, regulation and Tornado Cash16:23 Crypto lobby groups10:15 Coinbase and Ethereum validation27:17 Ethereum merge and various other subjectsTake a second to answer these questionsDescripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=m0U0LAshift crypto affiliate linkhttps://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/?ref=W7XHHFMKYtbraintrusthttps://app.usebraintrust.com/r/didier3/If you enjoyed this episode, share this link on your favorite social […]
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  • Vespene Energy - Burning Methane from landfills to clean the air, made possible by bitcoin mining 18. August 2022
    Adam Wright is the CEO of Vespene Energy, they burn methane gas from landfills in order to eliminate this powerful greenhouse gas. The way to make this profitable is by mining bitcoin. We discuss how big a problem methane gas is, how long methane emissions from landfills will last, why bitcoin mining is the best […]
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  • Noteworthy - Making bitcoin notes so the newbie can own bitcoin 11. August 2022
    Kevin Monahan is the CEO of a company called Noteworthy. Noteworthy makes physical bitcoin bills in paper. The bills have the private keys on them. This might seem contradictory to the notion of digital currency, but we will discover that, in fact, it is not and some properties might actually improve in the paper version. […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in July 2022 2. August 2022
    We discuss SwissPost Finance and bitcoin, European regulation, Russia regulation, bitcoin hash ribbons and Coinbase withdrawals.Timestamps:03:45 SwissPost Finance 07:11 EU regulation11:41 Maker DAO, centralisation and DAOs18:24 Utility of DAOs21:34 Russia and Regulation25:03 Hash rate ribbons and withdrawals from exchanges31:01  Blockfi exposure and market not finished purgingDescripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=m0U0LAshift crypto affiliate linkhttps://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/?ref=W7XHHFMKYtbraintrusthttps://app.usebraintrust.com/r/didier3/If you enjoyed this episode, share this […]
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  • How you can make money by selling your data 27. July 2022
    The Data Union DAO is looking to empower people to earn revenues from their data. They want to help developers build apps that will let people sell their data in groups. They also want to set a new standard for best practices. I speak to the Data Union DAO co-founder, Marlene Ronstedt. We discuss how […]
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  • How to earn sats on Lightning - Kevin Rooke 19. July 2022
    Today I speak to Kevin Rooke. He studies the Lightning network. We discuss how big the network already is, the new business models it will enable, how easy it will be for most people to earn sats and much more. A very enlightening episode indeed.Time stamps04:51   How Kevin discovered bitcoin07:29   New business models22:11   Cash app […]
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  • Algorithmic anthropometry: the digital measurement of the human individual for the purpose of governing. 13. July 2022
    Tilmar Goos has worked at Seba Bank, the Cardano foundation and currently at the Crypto Valley Association. Today we will discuss his recent PHD thesis about Algorithmic Anthropometry. It sounds obscure, but as you will discover it is quite interesting.We will discuss-How Tilmar discovered crypto-What is algorithmic anthropometry-what  happens to all the data we create-surveillance […]
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  • Nodl, bitcoin node the easy way - Plug and Play 6. July 2022
    Today I am joined by Laurent Waisman. He is co-founder of Nodl. Nodl is easiest way for a newbie to start running a bitcoin node and get all the great features and applications associated with running a node. It is a plug and play solution. It makes running your own node about as easy as […]
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  • The 3 most important crypto developments in June 2022 29. June 2022
    We discuss the release of RGB, hacks, bitcoin’s price and miner capitulationTimestamps00:34   RGB - really good for bitcoin08:31   Hacks16:30   Celsius and 3 Arrows20:39   Bitcoin price and miner capitulation27:41   Microstrategy and stable coinslinksDescripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=m0U0LAShift crypto  linkhttps://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/?ref=W7XHHFMKYtbraintrusthttps://app.usebraintrust.com/r/didier3/If you enjoyed this episode, share this link on your favorite social networksVisit the website and support the podcast with BTC or […]
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  • How a swiss bank got started in crypto 10. June 2022
    Romain Braud is director of digital assets at Arab Bank in Switzerland. Arab Bank offers services for crypto custody, trading, staking, and lending. They also offer classic banking services.We will discuss- how Romain convinced Arab bank to embrace crypto- what are the obstacles most banks still face when they want to start a crypto business […]
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  • Liquity, an Ether backed stable coin, created in Switzerland 30. May 2022
    I talk to Micheal Svoboda, he is the COO of Liquity. Liquity is a collateralized back stable coin. It is backed by Ether. It is therefore completely different from Terra-Luna. Its closest relative is the Dai stable coin. However Liquity has 2 major advantages over Dai. First, it is interest free and second the minimum […]
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  • Meet the cryptographer that Linux, Google and Ethereum trust, JP Aumasson 6. May 2022
    Jean-Philippe Aumasson is a cryptographer. He developed a hashing algorithm called Blake. It is trusted by Linux, Google and Ethereum. We will discuss Blake, what cryptography is, and what a cryptographer actually does. We also discuss MPC,NFT and moreTime stamps00:43 Backround03:06 Working at Kudelski 05:07 Cryptography math and mountaineering06:59 Cryptography and hacking 08:36 Cryptography and programing 10:31 Cryptography, audits and assements 12:15 MPC multiparty […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in April 2022 4. May 2022
    We discuss stablecoins, defi, and the decentralisation of EthereumTimestamps:00:00 Introduction00:29 stablecoins07:08 Liquity and crypto-backed stablecoins10:33 Stablecoin trilemas12:43 Defi, Institutional demand16:07 How decentralised is Ethereum 16:20 POS leads to centralisation21:24  Metamask and Infura30:05 Vitalik's post on bitcoin maximalismIf you enjoyed this episode, share this link on your favorite social networkshttps://anchor.fm/didier-borelor share the link you are listening […]
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  • Meet the people who educate the US government on bitcoin energy consumption and ESG 2. May 2022
    The Bitcoin Policy Institute is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts, providing research, fact checking and commentary on Bitcoin.This is the second part of an interview I did with Mathew Pines. In this episode we discuss BPI's views on Bitcoin and energy consumption. He explains why it can […]
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  • Meet the people who educate the US government on bitcoin 28. April 2022
    The Bitcoin Policy Institute is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts, providing research, fact checking and commentary on Bitcoin.We will discuss with Mathew Pines what they do, who their message is for, why there has been recent changes to the U S government's approach to crypto, whether crypto can help […]
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  • How you can make money from your network with Braintrust 11. April 2022
    Braintrust is the world's first user owned talent market place for freelancers.In this episode, the co-founder, Adam Jackson tells us how it works and why freelancers make much more in this platform than on privately owned platforms and how it continues its explosive growth since our previous episode. We also discuss investments by venture capital […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in March 2022 4. April 2022
    We discuss crypto adoption in Lugano and their new law, regulatory issues in USA and Europe, Exxon mining bitcoin and Ukraine and crypto usageTimestamps:00:00 Introduction01:04 Crypto adoption in Lugano06:56 Regulatory issues in Europe10:33 Biden's executive order12:14 UK-unlicensed ATM machines and crypto advertising16:34 Ethereum test to move to POS a success18:35 Exxon and Conoco Philipps mine bitcoin with excess gas flares, reduces […]
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  • The 5 Most Important Crypto Developments in Febuary 2022 28. February 2022
    We discuss financial censorship by the US government towards Afghanistan, financial censorship by the Canadian government towards their citizens, AOPP, the travel rule, the big four accounting firms adopting crypto and more.Timestamps:00:00 Introduction01:22 Censorship, Afghanistan Central Bank, Canada and Russia12:54 Russia and Crypto18:38 Trezor and AOPP27:41 Travel Rule and the US compliance platform34:39 Big 4 […]
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  • El Salvador - Does bitcoin fix this? 10. February 2022
    Anita Posch is back from El Salvador. We discuss-her take aways of bitcoin in El Salvador-President Bukele’s human rights record-President Bukele's desire to be bigger than bitcoin-Chivo wallet and Algorand-Who holds the keys to El Salvador’s coins-The importance of censorship resistant money-The importance of bitcoin education-Anita’s book and initiativeTimestamps:00:00 Introduction02:48 Bukele and human rights11:12 A […]
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