• WCN Bitcoin Group #136 – ASICBoost – Japan accepts Bitcoin – BFX Coin – Distributed Rendering

    April 7th from NYC: This is a very important episode. It was the one right after ASICBoost revelations were uncovered by Greg Maxwell of Blockstream. Here is the TL;DR:
    0:01:00 – ASICBoost – This is a serious problem. I fully believe Bitmain has been doing. The good news is that we now have clarity and this clarity should go a long way to people demanding SegWit gets passed sooner than later. Anyone still supporting Bitcoin Unlimited is just an Idiot. These people should admit Jihan Wu played them but instead they are doubling down on the stupid.
    0:33:50 – Japan Big Retailers Accept Bitcoin – I do not care for this development because the retailers immediately convert to Fiat. This is not helping the Bitcoin economy unless the Bitcoin is moving in a circular fashion. I also do not expect many people to actually come in and spend Bitcoin (why would you want to spend something that will go up in value if you have other currency to spend)
    0:46:00 – BFX Coins Get Paid Back – Bitfinex has paid off their debt tokens which they issued after the hack. Good for them, glad to see that there is a responsible management team at a Bitcoin exchange.
    0:57:00 – Distributed Rendering Paying in Bitcoin – I’m not sure exactly how this tech would work, so I basically ask a bunch of questions.
    1:09:00 – BONUS – I once again give a price prediction —-> HIGHER


  • WCN Bitcoin Group #135 – Bitcoin Price Recovery? – India – Japan – Democracy Panacea

    March 31st from NYC: Another great episode where I call the end of Bitcoin Unlimited threat. Here is the TL:DR
    0:01:00 – Bitcoin Price Recovery – After falling to $888 we’re back to 1075 within a week. I talk about why we have turned the corner and it should only be up from here. I had $915 as the perfect buy target so if anyone took that price they did well. I have raised the target to $1175 short term. I also talk about the crazy slide show Roger Ver put on for Adam Back and Charlie Lee
    0:14:00 – Bitcoin in India – I give a shout out to UnoCoin and also talk about how it will be hard for Governments to decide what is or isn’t a Ponzi.
    0:26:00 – Japan Passes Bitcoin Laws – Japanese will end up over-regulating Bitcoin because Mt. Gox happened on their watch. “Countries are now more interested in identifying the consumer than protecting the consumer, so whichever country starts protecting the consumer without identifying their consumer will win economically”
    0:35:00 – Blockchain for Voting – It may be possible that one day voting will take place on the Blockhain but we are probably over a decade away. For this particular case, it’s two people who know nothing but are here to fix all of Bitcoin’s problems. They have created an altcoin to vote for bitcoin’s changes… just Crazy!!!
    0:50:00 – BONUS – Multiple Stories of the Week
    1. Blythe Masters has moved her non-Blockchain company from Financial Services to Healthcare – Told You So #1
    2. Dan Larimer has left Steemit to the Community and will be moving on to his next SCAM – Told You So #2
    3. Retraction on my comments about the Blockchain Capital Token from a few weeks earlier – My BAD!!!


  • On The Record #1 – Anthem Gold (w/ Anthem Blanchard)

    Welcome to my brand new Podcast titled On The Record. It is will be an interview series where tough questions might finally be asked to those who are running business or tokens in the Crypto Space. In this first episode we talk to Anthem Blanchard of Anthem Gold and his new initiative AGLD Token. It will be an ICO on top of Ethereum where the token is backed by a gram of physical Gold. I am very skeptical of this project. Being friends with Anthem it was difficult to go hard but I wish he was not doing this because I think its dangerous from a regulatory perspective and a technical perspective (Ethereum is in itself a questionable insecure platform). Please watch the interview and decide for yourself…


  • Bitcoin Uncensored Ep 62 – “All My Herpes and Dreams”

    I Co-Host an episode of Bitcoin Uncensored with Chris DeRose for the second time. This show is a little different so enjoy:

    Christoffer De Geer writing a kickass blockchain book. Coindesk and Forbes updates. I am not your lawyer scambusts..me!

    bitcoin etf fail. Price support… weirdly high.

    BU begining the fail. Updates on the Factom Scam.

    Ethereum is a full on pump. Vitalik looking Gaunt, and vlad… having doubts.

    Melon token scam – Fantastic! Check out their 3 million dollar four page ‘green paper’ github.com/melonproject/greenp…r/melonprotocol.pdf

    Farts on dating. Meltdem farts on Allison Jennings of filament.

    And liberty? Yeah, might be a scam. Sorry about that.


  • Adam Meister’s This Week in Bitcoin Recap (w/ Lorien Gamaroff & Renegade Invest)

    I join Adam’s show for his weekly wrap-up. Once again the main topic of conversation is scaling and SegWit along with the chances of a Hard Fork. I attribute the reason for Miners not wanting SegWit to enjoying the high fees, though we now know it was due to ASICBoost and their mining competitive advantage. By SegWit adding the scaling feature into it, it was too much of a compromise that will remove the ASICBoost advantage and that is the real reason. Considering ASICBoost was not yet known, I strongly recommend watching this show.


  • WCN Bitcoin Group #134 – May Scaling Meeting – BATS Objects – Bitcoin Unity – China vs. Exchanges

    Mar 24th from Philly: Another on Location Episode with Scaling Dominating the show once again. Here is the TL;DR
    0:01:00 – Another Meeting to Scale is Set for May: This is a very frustrating story because there is no compromise that can be reached. One is a Soft Fork and the Other is a Hard Fork. It will either be SegWit or nothing so all these meeting at this point are simply pointless. In addition none of the people involved are even relevant other than two Mining companies and Adam Back. Adam has already said he would not go and I agree with that decision. I tweeted out the following in regards to this meeting:  https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/844987681570476033
    0:18:00 – BATS Files Complaint Against SEC Rejection of COIN ETF: This is pointless
    0:23:00 – Mad Bitcoins Interviews on Scaling: I provide my views on this Hard Fork topic by referencing my article “Is a Bitcoin Hard Fork Still Avoidable?“. In it I try to speculate as to why the Chinese continue to be anti WegWit. I strongly recommend reading the article. In addition I point to how China has hardly any nodes so China’s control is overblown. I also speculate that Roger is being played by Bitmain’s Jihan Wu.
    0:58:00 – Chinese Exchanges Lose Value: This article did not make sense to me. I don’t understand how volume moving from Exchanges to Local Bitcoins relates to Exchanges in California? I also go off on the difference between Bitcoin Investors and Bitcoin Traders (or Crypto Traders)
    1:15:00 – BONUS: I remain Bullish on the price after the recent Pull back. $915 Remains strong support.


  • WCN Bitcoin Group #133 – Bitcoin Fork? – Altcoin Madness – VC ICO – Bitcoin Users Doubles

    Mar 17th from NYC: Another show dominated by the Bitcoin Scaling Debate. It looks like this will be a perpetual issue we will deal with for a long time. Here is the TL;DR
    0:01:00 – Bitcoin Exchange Make Their Views Clear on Fork Event: It’s nice to see exchanges ban together to align themselves again the Bitcoin Unlimited altcoin. I also go off on all the FUN around Blockstream between them being financed by bankers to them not holding their capital in Bitcoin. I also speculate that Miners want the high fees and that is the reason for them not wanting SegWit. We know know that was incorrect as they were using BU as a cover to continue their ASICBoost advantage.
    0:41:00 – Altcoins Madness (aka Bubble Forming): “This Altcoin Bubble is Going to Pop” at the 47 min mark. I also say that Litecoin is the only token worthy of a pump and it’s not pumping. I talk in detail about the Dash Scam and badly it’s going to end.
    1:06:00 – Brock Pierce’s Blockchain Capital Issues ICO: I spoke positively about this initiative but that is because I was not informed that it was going to be underlined by Ethereum. This is a big problem because Ethereum is vaporware and can’t possibly be stable. It will certainly fork again when it’s time to go PoS. I like the idea of allowing people to invest in Blockchain Capital with a small amount of value and then be able to sell that share on the open market, But there has to be a better way execute the plan than Ethereum.
    1:36:00 – Bitcoin User Base is Doubling every Year: I don’t like these statistics because Internet connectivity across the world is spotty. Bitcoin is also not ready yet for mass adoption, we have been dealing with Scaling Issues for 2 years.
    1:47:00 – BONUS: I talk about price and being generally Bullish but a pull back is very possible.