@Ledgerstatus, the only trader on Twitter that Jay & Aaron trust, returns to the show to talk about why the fundamentals on Bitcoin have never been stronger, the future of altcoins, and how he remains optimistic during downswings.
PLUS: The Floyd Mayweather / DJ Khaled -shilled coin Centra is unsurprisingly a scam. Which celebrity ICO promoters would we trust? And a full breakdown of everything we got wrong in our blockchain episodes (thanks to the listener fact checkers out there!)
Aaron & Jay got into crypto as the market skyrocketed, then rode the crashes down. Now as they sit near break even, they discuss all the mistakes they made as amateur traders: chasing alt highs, panic selling the bottom, getting swept up in Twitter hype, and generally making the wrong decisions at every juncture.
After failing to internalize the business/humanitarian potential of blockchain technologies in the last episode, Aaron talks to the reporter Adrianne Jeffries of the Verge about her article "Blockchain is Meaningless"
Aaron & Jay try (and fail) to wrap their heads about the blockchain itself and how it could be revolutionary in realms outside currency. Can you believe in the blockchain but not Bitcoin? What do companies like IBM want with blockchain technology? Has anyone actually done anything worthwhile with the blockchain other than issuing coins?
Thanks to Adrianne Jeffries whose Verge article '‘BLOCKCHAIN’ IS MEANINGLESS' inspired this episode.
Aaron and Jay are back on their bullshit for a late night chat about Coinbase's newly announced Index Fund (which includes a full buffet of the 4 Coinbase coins weighted by market share) and revelations that Mt. Gox's Japanese trustee dumped one of the world's largest cache's of Bitcoin decimating the surging market. Plus a really stupid Bitcoin Cash (BCH) rap video.
Jay and Aaron talk about exactly what an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is and how they might be regulated in the future, then interview Peter Van Valkenburg, the director of research at Coin Center which is the"leading non-profit focused on the policy iss
Aaron and Jay talk about the Telegram ICO and its TON token, and then bring on Maria Bustillos to talk about the Civil project which aims to bring the blockchain to journalism and includes her Popula publication.
Aaron & Jay go inside the privacy altcoins Monero (XMR) and ZCash (ZEC), exploring why we might need fungible and anonymous currency, and how they differ from Bitcoin and each other. Plus, the role of dark net markets and money laundering in coin adoption