Recorded 8/30/17: Tone Vays appears on the Ernest Hancock show in hour three to discuss “who won the Bitcoin fork.” Roger Ver talks about his perspective on the hard fork in hour one along with Davi Barker. Tone Vays follows up in hour three and rebuts his side of the hard fork controversy. Most people know Tone and Roger do not agree on this subject. Ernest also talks with Stan Larimer, Dylan Howard, Michael Taggert and from Bitshares in hour two.
Recorded Jun 8th, 2017: This was my first appearance on Ozzy’s channel. It’s a pretty cool new podcast. He really tells it like it is. We went over some really cool questions, so have a listen. We cover the Scaling Topic, AsicBoost, Wallets, Ethereum is a Scam and Live Q&A
June 2nd from PA Cabin: This was a very important episode. This was the day I officially started wearing the UASF hat and fully supporting the movement. A little late, i know but I will make up for the time missed :). 0:01:00 – UASF & BIP148: This was our first time diving into the User Activated Soft Fork movement. I warn everyone that as of this day I will become the loudmouth for UASF support. 0:26:00 – ICO Madness: This is getting insane, the Brave Attention Token went out of control. We are flying head first into the .com IPO Crash. I think I end up supporting the SEC a bit to come down and end this Madness. 0:56:00 – Amir Taaki is Back: He is absolutely right, coffee buying was never a reason to get into Bitcoin. I was surprised however that Amir did not mention the Wikileaks case. I also mention that what i’ve been saying for a year about Ethereum Scaling is starting to be realized. 1:13:00 – China Re-Activates Withdrawals: it’s good news, any additional liquidity creates an Efficient Market. BONUS: I talk about the price… I”m Bullish and calling for new highs. My Story of the Week is of course UASF BIP148
Recorded April 19th, 2017: This was a round table discussion over the Blocksize debate covering Hard Forks, Core Devs & Censorship. here is the Topic List:
02:15 Tones Vay’s Response to Roger’s Interview
04:45 Trace Mayer Technology and Progress in Bitcoin
08:55 Fifty Five Thousand Nodes in Bitcoin’s Network!
14:55 Fighting The Bitcoin Network at your own Peril
15:55 Dave Scotese Bitcoin More Resilient or Hitting a Roadblock
21:05 Two Versions of Bitcoin?
22:05 Are Bitcoin Unlimited Good Enough?
28:45 How Successful would Segwit be on Litecoin?
33:45 Roger Ver Censored?
43:05 Panel’s Confidence in Bitcoin Overall…
54:05 Final Thoughts
April 14th from NYC: The first topic of the group is a must as we talk about ASICBoost. Here is the TL;DR: 0:01:00 – Bitcoin.com’s PSA & ASICBoost: This Public Service Announcement from Roger Ver was disgraceful. He is using Bitcoin.com to push his side of the debatable agenda against Core Devs. I get into a debate with Jimmy Song that SegWit is coming sooner than later. 0:25:00 – Craig Wright is Back: He managed to sell his company and patents for $100 Million. To me this is a non-issue. 0:34:00 – Japan & Russia Move to Legalize Bitcoin: None of this matters unless the Bitcoin is actually moving through the economy and not immediately sold. Russian Finance Minister seems to have a huge mis-understanding of what Bitcoin is. 0:47:00 – North Korea Hackers Earn Bitcoin: I found this story interesting cause if a lot of Bitcoin ends up in NK and starts moving through their economy it might actually free that country. BONUS: My Price View is Bullish
Recorded Apr 5th from NYC: On this Live addition of Mad Bitcoins, I join Thomas Hunt and Jimmy Song to discuss the revelation of ASICBoost. Just a few days before this aired, Gregory Maxwell discovered that Antminers have been using Covert form of mining bitcoins given them an advantage. You can read the publication here. This answers lots of questions as to why Chinese miners have been so hard bent against SegWit. As it turns out, SegWit would eliminate this mining advantage and Bitmain will fight this to the bitter end to maintain their mining advantage.
For a little comedic relief on the situation please watch the following short parody video 🙂
From Acapulco Mexico – Feb 2017: I have delayed putting these videos on the website because i kept trying to find the time and re-watch them so that I can fact check both side. I never did find the time and probably never will. Here is the TL;DR.
Video 1: I debated Roger Ver on what is the best way to scale Bitcoin. I made a few honest mistakes but at no point did I miss-inform the public. From both the YouTube comments and especially Reddit, there were plenty of people that pointed out blatant lies by Roger. Please take a look. My position was that Bitcoin needs to scale in the safest possible way and a Hard Fork is too dangerous as it will create two bitcoins. It is not a risk i’m willing to take. In addition, I trust the smartest minds in the space and that is still Bitcoin Core.
Video 2: In this second debate that took place the following day. Johnny D of Blockstream took on Roger in a much better debate. Johnny works at Blockstream and is much more tuned in to the technical workings of SegWit and Bitcoin Core Development. Please see Reddit discussion for additional details.