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Reliable Cryptoasset Data and Nomics with Clay Collins – The Coin Pod, Ep. 10

The problems of questionable and sometimes out-and-out false data appearing on popular coin ranking sites like CoinMarketCap, which subsequently causes severe price fluctuations, in only one facet of many deficiencies in the sphere of coin ranking sites and cryptocurrency data aggregation services.

One team taking this segment of the space head on is nomics.com, an open, professional and reliable source for clean, carefully curated cryptocurrency data. I chatted with Nomics CEO Clay Collins about …

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Bitcoin and the Zombie Marmot Apocalypse with Preston Byrne – The Coin Pod, Ep. 9

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One of the sharpest legal minds thinking about Bitcoin and other blockchains is Preston Byrne, a fellow of the Adam Smith Institute, a Blockchain technologist, and, according to Fortune Magazine, a loud-mouth libertarian as insightful as he is obnoxious.

I had the privilege to catch up with Preston about some of the articles he has authored about stable coins, Nakamoto Schemes, regulatory developments in the Bitcoin and larger cryptocurrency space, and …

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Understanding Maximalism and Minimalism with Ansel Lindner – The Coin Pod, Ep. 8

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“Being a Bitcoin Maximalist gives you a rational foundation to evaluate the entire bitcoin space. …[It’s] based on science and economics; it’s the opposite of faith. … It’s an understanding of network effects, history, game theory, economics and observational evidence (not being an expert in each but knowing they work together).”

So says Ansel Lindner, host of “Bitcoin and Markets“. Ansel is an outspoken Bitcoin maximalist and a minimalist, …

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Decentralized Exchanges and HodlHodl with Roman Snitko – The Coin Pod, Ep. 7

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Tim, Daniel and I have a special place in our hearts for decentralized Bitcoin exchanges, and we had such a fun time with last week’s coin pod about decentralized exchanges that I asked Roman Snitko, CTO of HodlHodl, to come on The Coin Pod for a “Part Two” episode dedicated to his decentralized exchange.

Roman offers an entirely new set of important thoughts of the security of exchanging bitcoins, the challenges …

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Decentralized Exchanges and Bisq with Chris Beams – The Coin Pod, Ep. 6

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The security vulnerabilities of centralized cryptocurrency exchanges are attributes very much inherent to centralized exchange. Andreas Antonopoulos frequently comments that there are only two types of centralized exchanges: the ones that have been hacked and the ones that have yet to be hacked. And the long and continually-growing list of hacks demonstrates that he’s probably right.

An alternative to centralized exchanges comes in the form of decentralized exchanges, of which one …

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Central Bank of Barbados Should Buy Bitcoin with Jeremy Stephen – The Coin Pod, Ep. 5

That central banks should buy Bitcoin is an increasingly common aspect of the narrative surrounding cryptocurrencies. In late 2015, two economists from the University of the West Indies in Barbados published research on Bitcoin as an important addition to the Central Bank of Barbados’ asset portfolio.

Jeremy Stephen, one of the authors, joins me today to explain his interest in Bitcoin and the case for central banks owning Bitcoin. Among other things, Jeremy also discusses …

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Crash Course on Crypto-Carnivory with Bitstein – The Coin Pod, Ep. 4

Bitcoin and meat share a strong and increasingly popular association in the world Satoshi Nakamoto created. Vegetables and carbohydrates are passé; filet mignon and prime rib are in vogue.

Michael “Bitstein” Goldstein joins me for episode four to explain this trend and clarify that it’s not just a fad. Abandoning carbohydrates and plant food for a zero-carb, ketogenic, or carnivorous diet is an important and long-term decision made by many bitcoiners in obedience to volumes …

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More Bullish Than Ever with Exiled Surfer – The Coin Pod, Ep. 3

This extra-long coin pod features Exiled Surfer, a Bitcoin veteran who has been involved in privacy and cypherpunk projects long before Bitcoin came to be, chats with me about why he is more bullish about Bitcoin than ever before.

He offers valuable perspective on the very early days of Bitcoin compared to its current condition in 2018 and explains why Bitcoin’s future is brighter than ever before. We discuss everything from the Lightning Network to …

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