Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt #43: Caitlin Long

An episode of Tales from the Crypt

By Marty Bent
Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of "the best newsletter in crypto", as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people.
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Tales from the Crypt #55: BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex
Join Marty on this week's edition of Tales from the Crypt as he sits down with BitcoinTINA aka Rick Flex to discuss how bullish he is, past tech trends and how we may use them to guess how Bitcoin adoption may play out, and much much more. Banger of an episode. 
January 18, 2019
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.14
In this episode we discuss:  -ETH 2.0 -Constantinople bug and delay -LN network analysis https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/15/the-growth-of-the-lightning-network-has-been-remarkable-but-theres-a-catch/ -Putin bitcoin rumor -Wasabi multi-denominations -ETC was indeed reorged chain wide -China plans on using great firewall to target nodes https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612749/china-will-now-officially-try-to-extend-its-great-firewall-to-blockchains/ -Grin launch -Thor from Bitrefill https://www.coindesk.com/new-bitrefill-service-aims-to-make-lightning-payments-easy -Baakt delayed -Genesis Trading OTC volume up 50% YoY, https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/genesis-tradings-otc-trading-volume-is-up-50-year-over-year/
January 18, 2019
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2019.01.07
This week we discuss: -Deplatforming +  -ETC 51% -ETH Constantinople and progPow forks -10 years since Hal - https://twitter.com/halfin/status/1110302988?lang=en -Zap POS app https://twitter.com/JackMallers/status/1082778829217808384?s=19 -Gemini ad campaign - https://twitter.com/Gemini/status/1082726902622797825 -Bitcoin mining pools over time, BetterHash - https://coinmetrics.io/mining-pool-mapping/ -Kraken compliance report https://twitter.com/krakenfx/status/1081701788464558080?s=19 -Nodl.it -Bitmain founders rumored to be stepping down, new CEO inbound  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bitmain-to-appoint-new-ceo-as-co-founders-wu-and-zhan-step-aside/ -Norwegian Monero Ransom -ShapeShift lays off 30% of their team, 37 people - Bezos Commencement speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmavNoChZc Thanks to our sponsors:  BlockFi. Head to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt and check out BlockFi today!  BUIDL Bootcamp - Next course starts January 21st, head over to www.buidlbootcamp.com and sign up today! (Online Courses) 
January 10, 2019
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.31
On this week's edition of RHR Marty and Matt come to you live from RiseNY to shoot the shit about Bitcoin's first ten years as well as some current events.  Shoutout to our sponsor Blockfi: Head over to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to see how you can leverage your BTC today! 
January 4, 2019
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.24
This week we discuss:  Trezor + Ledger hacks - wallet.fail - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/researchers-demo-crypto-hardware-wallet-vulnerabilities-at-tech-conference/ Electrum hack - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/hackers-used-a-clever-tactic-to-steal-over-700k-from-users-of-a-popular-bitcoin-wallet/ New Joule version out - Pierre Rochard's node launcher Indian gov possibly loosening regs - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/indian-government-panel-suggests-possible-rule-change-around-legal-status-of-cryptocurrencies/ Bitcoin Private- https://coinmetrics.io/bitcoin-private/ Facebook + crypto - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/facebook-is-said-to-develop-stablecoin-for-whatsapp-transfers US Government Shutdown Civil token relaunch Tuur Demeester's thread on ETH: https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester/status/1078682801954799617 Bitmain layoffs - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bitmain-layoffs-underway-may-impact-up-to-50-of-staff/ Consensys layoffs - https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18150036/consensys-layoffs-employees-pending-startup-ethereum GMO exiting mining biz - https://ir.gmo.jp/en/pdf/irlibrary/gmo_disclose_info20181225_e.pdf Difficulty leveling off - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bitcoins-mining-difficulty-drops-another-9-but-hash-rate-picks-up/ 7-month trading volume highs - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bitcoin-and-ethereum-weekly-trading-volume-reached-7-month-highs/ Highest single day trade vol for tether - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/exchange-volume-for-tether-sees-all-time-high/ Civic takedown - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/21/civics-token-illustrates-why-companies-masquerading-tokens-will-fail/ Iterative Capital NYC Event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bitcoin-10-year-anniversary-live-w-marty-bent-aaron-lammer-jay-kang-tickets-51666739609 Shoutout to this week's sponsor, BlockFi. Head over to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to see how you can avoid selling BTC or help start that side project you always wanted by leveraging your BTC holdings! 
December 28, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.17
This week Matt and Marty Discuss: RIP Tim May Minisketch - https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/synching-data-between-bitcoin-nodes-about-get-easier/ & https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1075460072786935808 Blockstream satellite - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/12/17/who-needs-verizon-blockstream-broadcasts-entire-bitcoin-blockchain-from-space/#548f7bc75a80 Unchained Capital Dust analysis - https://blog.unchained-capital.com/bitcoin-data-science-pt-3-dust-thermodynamics-615dd51f49 Basis - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/12/stablecoin-project-basis-is-shutting-down-and-returning-the-majority-of-capital-raised-to-investors/ Coinbase - https://blog.coinbase.com/ethereum-tokens-dai-dai-golem-gnt-maker-mkr-and-zilliqa-zil-are-launching-on-coinbase-3065eeb42d5b & https://blog.coinbase.com/direct-crypto-conversions-on-coinbase-e458af083c62 & https://medium.com/hydro-protocol/why-we-are-forking-0x-97dc48ee0426 & https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-continues-to-explore-support-for-new-digital-assets-92ba4ab7f465 Tether - https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-12-18/crypto-mystery-clues-suggest-tether-has-the-billions-it-promised ETH Constantinople fork - https://www.coindesk.com/block-7080000-ethereum-developers-propose-activation-point-for-next-hard-fork Gazprombank - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/one-of-russias-largest-state-owned-banks-is-developing-crypto-banking-services-for-institutional-clients/ Japanese tax law - https://www.coindesk.com/japanese-lawmaker-proposes-4-changes-to-ease-crypto-tax-burden Rumor Bitmain IPO not happening The Patreon War Mulvaney a Bitcoiner - https://twitter.com/ObsoleteDogma/status/810957268950859780 - Samourai Dojo - https://samouraiwallet.com/dojo -Mining in Iran - https://www.coindesk.com/cheap-power-lures-crypto-miners-to-iran-but-its-not-as-easy-as-it-sounds Thanks to our Sponsors: BlockFi: Sign up at blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to get $25 in free crypto added to customer collateral for loans under $10k or $50 in free crypto added to customer collateral for loans over $10k. Applying takes less than 2 minutes. Tallyco.in/BTC_Spot/ - Head over to http://tallyco.in and raise funds with some of that unstoppable, censorship-resistant, magic internet money today!
December 19, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #54: Yassine Elmandjra
Join Marty as he sits down with Yassine Elmandjra, Crypto Analyst at ARK Invest, to discuss Yassine's insanely low time preference decisions post-college, Bitcoin mining, how Bitcoin changes you, and much more. Follow Yassine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yassineARK Follow Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent
December 18, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #53: Matthew Mežinskis
Join Marty as he sits down with Matthew Mežinskis, co-host of the Crypto Voices podcast, to discuss Base Money, Free Banking, how Bitcoin plays into these concepts, and much more. Follow Crypto Voice on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crypto_voices Follow Marty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent Thank you to our sponsor BlockFi! Go to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to get $25 of free crypto collateral for loans under $10k and $50 of free crypto collateral for loans above $10k!
December 11, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.05
This week Matt and Marty are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy and they discuss: -Rogoff v. White recap -Vertcoin 51% - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1069989819969929218 -International oil contracts - https://twitter.com/arbedout/status/1070323234845925376 -Buy Bitcoin in Paris - https://twitter.com/MartyBent/status/1069330451695845383 -Pierre Rochard's lnd launcher + Zap + Joule - https://twitter.com/pierre_rochard/status/1070296265806745600 -Wasabi UX update - wasabiwallet.io -Death spiral - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/04/the-bitcoin-mining-death-spiral-debate-explained/ -Coinshares Bitcoin mining research - https://medium.com/coinshares/an-honest-explanation-of-price-hashrate-bitcoin-mining-network-dynamics-f820d6218bdf -RAMP - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Anonymous_Marketplace -Larimer new coin - https://twitter.com/MartyBent/status/1068129098088755200
December 5, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #52: Dan Held
Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, co-founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, "Planting Bitcoin", shaping narratives, the beauty of PoW, and much much more. Follow Dan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/danheld Follow Marty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/martybent Check out Picks & Shovels: https://picks.co/ Shoutout to our sponsor Blockfi! Go to www.blockfi.com/talesfromthecrypt to get $25 of free crypto collateral for loans under $10k and $50 of free crypto collateral for loans above $10k!
December 5, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.26
This week we are joined by Dan Held, Co-Founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss: - lightningjoule.com - Ohio taxes and friendly Treasurer -https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/11/26/ohios-treasurer-talks-up-bitcoin-tax-payments-transparent-government-and-his-own-future-as-a-crypto-owner/ - Hash rate - https://www.coindesk.com/600k-bitcoin-miners-shut-down-in-last-2-weeks-f2pool-founder-estimates - Hester Peirce on WhatBitcoinDid https://t.co/aOSPdNAG5f - VanEck OTC index https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/vaneck-subsidiary-mvis-launches-bitcoin-otc-index/ - VanEck & Nasdaq futures cash settled january https://www.coindesk.com/nasdaq-vaneck-partner-to-launch-crypto-2-0-futures-contracts - Tether relaunches direct redemption at tether.to - http://tether.to/tether-reopens-account-verification-and-direct-redemption-of-fiat-from-its-platform/
November 29, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #51: Max Keidun & Roman Snitko
Join Marty as he sits down with Max Keidun & Roman Snitko, co-founders of Hodl Hodl, to discuss how they became interested in Bitcoin, why they decided to start Hodl Hodl, the nature of P2P exchanges, Bitcoin prediction markets, their decision to block US citizens from using their service, and much more. Follow Max on Twitter: https://twitter.com/keidunm Follow Roman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/romansnitko Follow Hodl Hodl on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hodlhodl Follow Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent Check out https://hodlhodl.com/ Thanks to our sponsor cash.app!
November 27, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #50: Jeremy Welch
Join Marty as he sits down with Jeremy Welch, co-Founder and CEO of Casa, to discuss how Jeremy became interested in Bitcoin, how he Casa came to be, and the state of personal data. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jeremyrwelch Follow Marty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent Peep Casa: https://keys.casa/ Use the code "CRYPT" at www.baboontothemoon.com for 10% off a Go-Bag!
November 20, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.19
This week we discuss: Gold hoarders executed Iran - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-14/as-sanctions-hit-iran-executes-gold-currency-speculators - Ledger & Trezor issues - https://blog.trezor.io/psa-non-genuine-trezor-devices-979b64e359a7 https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1062876921787236352 - BCH post mortem -Lolli https://www.lolli.com/ -nodl.it http://www.nodl.it/ -SIM Swapping, App based 2FA psa - https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/130-lizard#episode-player -SEC coming down on ICOs
November 19, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.12
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash hard fork - Bitcoin price volatility - Coinemine - https://www.coindesk.com/the-799-coinmine-one-will-look-like-an-xbox-and-mint-crypto-money - US Elections, politicians holding BTC - Blockchain voting - EtherDelta fined - https://www.coindesk.com/sec-charges-etherdelta-founder-with-running-unregistered-securities-exchange - Recent Bitcoin Core merge - https://twitter.com/MarcoFalke/status/1060913913221599232 - BitMex v. Hasu - https://medium.com/swlh/a-storm-is-brewing-over-the-largest-bitcoin-exchange-f956324b449f https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bitmex-ceo-defends-his-firms-integrity/ - China Debt situation - https://mailchi.mp/3026673e9232/martys-bent-november-7th-2018-issue-356 - MakerDAI Get your Baboon Go-Bag right now! Use the code "CRYPT" for 10% your purchase at www.baboontothemoon.com
November 14, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #49: Alex Liegl
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Liegl, Founder of Layer1 Capital, to discuss his mental framework for valuing cryptocurrencies, Grin, Bitcoin's inception, what it means to be part of a team, and much more. Follow Alex on Twitter: twitter.com/alexanderliegl Follow Marty on Twitter: twitter.com/MartyBent Download the Cash App today! https://cash.app
November 13, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #48: Pierre Rochard
Join Marty as he sits down with Pierre Rochard to reminisce about the year that has past since their first recording, give out free futuristic business ideas, discuss Pierre's Excel plugin that links to the Lightning Network, buyers of last resort, and much more. Follow Pierre: www.twitter.com/pierre_rochard Follow Marty: www.twitter.com/MartyBent Check out BitcoinACKs: www.bitcoinacks.com Check out Bitcoin Advisory: www.bitcoinadvisory.com Peep the Nakamoto Institute: www.nakamotoinstitute.org Download the Cash App today! cash.app
November 7, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.05
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash - Tether + Deltec - https://www.coindesk.com/deltec-chairman-says-tether-letter-on-bank-relationship-is-authentic/ - Wasabi check-in -Gwyneth Paltrow - https://twitter.com/katherineykwu/status/1059525781163048961 Ron Paul - http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/october/29/trump-is-right-the-fed-is-crazy/ - Petro - https://petro.gob.ve/index_eng.html - InitiativeQ Scam - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1057338090392498176 - Unocoin founder arrested - https://qz.com/india/1441787/how-unocoin-founders-were-arrested-for-their-cryptocurrency-atm/ - Coinbase 1.3B in revenue - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/coinbase-to-bring-in-1-3-billion-in-2018-sales-documents-show - WEX - https://www.coindesk.com/data-shows-millions-leaving-crypto-wallets-tied-to-long-troubled-exchange/ - Janet Yellen doesn't own any bitcoin Block height: 548,923 Use the code "CRYPT" for 10% off your Go-Bag at www.baboontothemoon.com!
November 5, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #47: Jack Mallers
Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers, founder of Zap, to discuss Chicago, chess, Jack's path to Bitcoin, what draws him to Lightning, Bitcoin financial products, and much much more. Follow Jack on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackMallers Follow Marty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent Check out Zap: https://zap.jackmallers.com/
October 31, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.29
This week we discuss: -Gab -China social credit -Localbitcoins lead by Russia and Venezuela - https://t.co/VSiTn63psi -Maplechange - not your keys, not your bitcoin -Lightning residency + hackathon -IDEX blocking NY IPs https://twitter.com/Aurora_dao/status/1054917418621984768
October 30, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #46: Justin Moon
Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Moon, founder BUIDL Bootcamp, to discuss Bitcoin and life. Follow Justin - https://twitter.com/_justinmoon_ Follow Marty - https://twitter.com/martybent Checkout BUIDL Bootcamp - https://www.buidlbootcamp.com
October 26, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #45: Lightning Koala
Join Marty as he sits down with Lightning Koala, creator of satoshis.place and a man dedicated to building on top of the Lightning Network. The two discuss a bunch of different topics spanning from building games on Lightning to the coordination efforts it takes to make something like Bitcoin work at scale. Follow Lightning Koala: https://twitter.com/LightningK0ala Follow Marty: https://twitter.com/LightningK0ala Check out satoshis.place
October 23, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.22
Topics of the week: - Betty - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45889707 - Venezuela local bitcoin volume new ATHs ($25M per week) - https://twitter.com/louAboudHogben/status/1053086355100581888 - Tether follow up - https://coinmetrics.io/charts/#assets=dai,gusd,tusd,usdc,pax,usdt_log=false_roll=7_left=marketcap_zoom=1512254415194.9307,1540241462242.7358_stack=true - Unocoin routing around Indian regs - https://www.coindesk.com/unocoin-bitcoin-exchange-atm-stablecoin-central-bank-crackdown-india/ - Wasabi Wallet - https://www.wasabiwallet.io/index.php/2018/07/31/wasabi-wallet-privacy-focused-bitcoin-wallet-for-desktop/ - Ethereum Constantinople hard fork delayed - https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-constantinople-hard-fork-is-being-delayed-until-2019/ -Ransoms - https://www.casino.org/news/5dimes-sports-book-owner-missing-in-costa-rica-possibly-kidnapped - Neutrino - https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2018/10/17/neutrino.html -Monero Bulletproofs hard fork - https://medium.com/digitalassetresearch/monero-becomes-bulletproof-f98c6408babf - Binance, Chainalysis - https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-binance-adds-compliance-tools-from-chainalysis/ -Bisq ATH volumes - https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/bisq-volumes-reach-all-time-highs-amid-increased-monero-demand/
October 22, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #44: Alan Silbert
Join Marty as he sits down with Alan Silbert, Executive Managing Director of INX Limited, to chat about the old days and his experience starting Bitpremier.com, a site where people could spend BTC to buy luxury goods. Alan explains how he got into Bitcoin, how his side hustle pushed him to leave his main hustle and what it's like to get a call from Homeland Security. Follow Alan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alansilbert Follow Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent Check out INX Limited: https://www.inx.co Thank you to our sponsors: Cash App, download the app here - https://cash.app/ HoneyMiner, enter to win a GPU here - https://twitter.com/gethoneyminer/status/1052200242781786112 Download Honeyminer here - https://honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
October 18, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.15
Topics of the week: Tether + Bitfinex - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/935185540982497280?s=19 ETH Constantinople hard fork on testnet - https://twitter.com/5chdn/status/1051194779890003974 Liquid Announcement - https://blockstream.com/2018/10/10/liquid-launch.html goTenna unboxing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzZen7ajmKA&feature=youtu.be Fidelity announcement - https://medium.com/@FidelityDigitalAssets/the-evolution-of-digital-cash-da19b06aa58e Hugo fire flames - https://medium.com/@hugonguyen/work-is-timeless-stake-is-not-554c4450ce18 Lightning bike - https://twitter.com/MartyBent/status/1051832593082175488 Nouriel - https://twitter.com/MartyBent/status/1050766810348445696 Thanks to our sponsor, The Cash App. Download it here: https://cash.app/
October 15, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.08 "Bull v. Bear"
In this week's episode, Marty and Matt sit down with Murad Mahmudov to discuss: - Murad's bear thesis - Swensen/Yale investments (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-05/yale-is-said-to-invest-in-crypto-fund-that-raised-400-million) - Supply chain attacks + secure hardware (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies) - Bitcoin Core v0.17.0 release (https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-core-0170-released-heres-whats-new/) - Gemini gets asset insurance (https://medium.com/gemini/digital-assets-insurance-adbfb0c44e74) - Bitfinex cut ties with Noble, now with HSBC (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/10/06/bitfinex-moves-its-banking-relationship-to-hsbc/) - SegWit txs almost at 50% work(https://transactionfee.info/charts/payments/segwit) - Eris announces Bakkt competitor (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/eris-exchange-to-create-crypto-market-backed-by-drw-virtu) - Aaron van Wirdum's privacy series (https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1047116230048583685?s=19) - Murad + David Puell's MVRV Ratio (https://blog.goodaudience.com/bitcoin-market-value-to-realized-value-mvrv-ratio-3ebc914dbaee)
October 8, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.01
On this week's episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss - Samourai Wallet + goTenna collab: https://mailchi.mp/1d3d0a060090/martys-bent-october-2nd-2018-issue-330 Siacoin bricks ASICs: https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/955907524317859842 Malta Prime Minister, pretty chay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QzbiMmuO0k&feature=youtu.be 1Broker gets seized: https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1045433884115120129?s=19 ShapeShift: https://info.shapeshift.io/blog/2018/10/01/shining-light-on-wsjs-attack-on-shapeshift-and-crypto/ EOS collusion: https://twitter.com/MapleLeafCap/status/1044958643731533825?s=19 Thank you to our sponsors: Cash App, we don't use the other apps anymore. Download the app now - https://cash.app/ Honeyminer, start making BTC in one click - https://honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
October 2, 2018
Conversations from Riga: Matt Corallo + Hasufly
In this special edition of Tales from the Crypt, Marty sits down with Matt Corallo to discuss CVE-2018-17144, the bug found in Bitcoin last week, and his efforts with the Betterhash mining pool protocol. This is a quick 15-minute conversation that touches on a lot. During the last 2/3 of the episode, Marty sits down with Hasufly, a budding star in the world of Bitcoin content to discuss the practices he used to learn about Bitcoin as quickly as possible. Hasu has an incredible way of creating mental frameworks from which to learn. Tune in to learn about the people, data sources and tools Hasu used to bootstrap his knowledge of Bitcoin in only 10 months. Follow Matt: @TheBlueMatt Follow Hasu: @Hasufl Follow Marty: @MartyBent Links: https://tim.blog/2017/06/04/nick-szabo/ https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn/outline Thank you to our sponsor, Honeyminer. Check them out here: https://honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
September 26, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.24
On this week's episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: CVE-2018-17144: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/ Monero bug: https://getmonero.org/2018/09/25/a-post-mortum-of-the-burning-bug.html Baltic Honey Badger Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ZoGUAnY9s https://hodlhodl.com/ Argentina: https://mailchi.mp/86b9b2200711/martys-bent-september-25th-2018-issue-325 "Please stop deploying d-apps to Ethereum.": https://twitter.com/5chdn/status/1042860655114694656 B Foundation: https://twitter.com/TheB_Foundation/status/1043805473949065216 Thank you to this week's sponsor, Honeyminer. Use the ref link below for 1,000 satoshis and use one click to start mining today: honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
September 26, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.17
On this week's edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: NY Attorney General's report - https://virtualmarkets.ag.ny.gov Jesse Powell DGAF - https://blog.kraken.com/post/1561/krakens-position-on-regulation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Bitcoin Core bug + v0.16.3 - https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/18/ Josh Garza goes to jail - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1040300880170500097 Bancor on EOS - https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-dapp-bancor-is-expanding-to-eos-for-fast-free-transactions/ *Lightning Spotlight* LND Work - https://www.lndwork.com/ BTC volume in Venezuela - https://diar.co/volume-2-issue-37/ Salt Bae :( Laurent's last post - https://medium.com/@laurentmt/electric-money-e2cd34f78f56 Thank you to this week's sponsor, Honeyminer. Use the ref link below for 1,000 satoshis and use one click to start mining today: https://honeyminer.com/referred/59rtk
September 19, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #43: Caitlin Long
Join Marty as he sits down with Wall Street veteran Caitlin Long to discuss her journey to Austrian economics via Wall Street, the extent of the shadow banking system, the situation public pensions and social security find themselves in, and Caitlin's efforts to make Wyoming the most Bitcoin-friendly state in the US. Follow Caitlin on Twitter: @CaitlinLong_ Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Check out Caitlin's website: https://caitlin-long.com/
September 16, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.10
In this week's episode Marty and Matt discuss: Gemini & Paxos fiat backed 'stablecoins' - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1039233025303879683?s=19 Robinhood fueled Doge pump - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1035384169357033473?s=19 Unraveling of the ICO bubble - https://www.wsj.com/articles/olaf-carlson-wee-rode-the-bitcoin-boom-to-silicon-valley-riches-can-he-survive-the-crash-1536681364?mod=e2tw & https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1025102286396243970?s=19 Laurent's new post in PoW series - https://medium.com/@laurentmt/cliffhangers-cb87ed47124e SEC ETN Suspensions https://www.sec.gov/litigation/suspensions/2018/34-84063.pdf & Bittrex, Malta, and Regulatory Arbitrage - https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001354486. & https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-11/why-the-eu-is-furious-with-
September 12, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #42: Coinyeezy AKA Elon Moist
Join Marty as he sits down with Coinyeezy to discuss a litany of topics including; Honeyminer, the power of memes, "Bitcoin Generalists", hustling and some trippy theories about the great pyramids. Follow Coinyeezy on Twitter: @coinyeezy Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Peep Honeyminer: www.honeyminer.com
September 10, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.03
In this edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt + Marty discuss: Emerging Market currency crises Iran give Bitcoin mining the go-ahead Ethereum FOMC meeting Infura centralization ShapeShift Casa's new plug and play all-in-one Bitcoin full node + Lightning node Discussions of a new Bitcoin testnet Links: https://twitter.com/WallSt_Dropout/status/1037004709419278336 https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1003680779535290369?s=19 https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1003680779535290369?s=19 https://mailchi.mp/08ea1d23655e/martys-bent-september-5th-2018-issue-311 https://info.shapeshift.io/blog/2018/09/04/introducing-shapeshift-membership/ https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1037339692981727233 https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/04/
September 6, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #41: Ryan Selkis
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Selkis, Founder at Messari, to discuss how Ryan got into Bitcoin, how writing helped him carve out a niche in a budding industry, what it was like to work for Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, what he learned there, how he's using those lessons while building Messari, and a deep dive into Token Curated Registries. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @twobitidiot Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Check out Messari: https://messari.io/
September 4, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.27
In this episode we discuss: Vitalik Buterin's recent blog post on how to scale with layers The importance of soft forks CNBC's trash coverage WeChat and Alipay banned cryptocurrency commerce and chats The recent jump in hash rate Laurent's piece on measuring the value secured by PoW NIRP in Germany CFTF fine of German Bank for manipulating USD derivatives ETF denial then subsequent "reevaluation" Links: https://vitalik.ca/general/2018/08/26/layer_1.html https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/963086673537126400?s=19 https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FEDFUNDS https://twitter.com/lopp/status/1019675622581391361 https://medium.com/@laurentmt/gravity-10e1a25d2ab2
August 29, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #40: Joe Weisenthal
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Weisenthal, Editor at Bloomberg and co-host of "What'd you miss?" on BloombergTV. The two jump into the mind of a skeptic. Joe was notoriously a skeptic of Bitcoin after writing an article titled "Bitcoin is a joke" in 2013. Since then Joe has become less skeptical and he explains why in this episode. Beyond Bitcoin, Marty and Joe discuss economics, the state of the economy, Joe's journey to Bloomberg, and the mainstream media. Follow Joe: @TheStalwart Follow Marty: @MartyBent Check out WDYM?: https://www.bloomberg.com/series/whatd-you-miss Peep Joe's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joseph-weisenthal
August 28, 2018
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.20
Join Marty and Matt Odell for their new weekly series, Rabbit Hole Recap, in which they break down the latest news pertaining to Bitcoin. In their inaugural episode, the two discuss Bitmain's IPO and balance sheet, Bitcoin Core's impending release of v0.17, Square's Cash App gaining steam vs. Venmo, Venezuela and the Petro, and Siacoin's decision to hard fork to become ASIC resistant to certain miners. Links discussed in the show: https://twitter.com/btcven/status/1028743266739662849 https://www.greenbergglusker.com/content/uploads/2018/08/Complaint-as-Filed-3063362-1.pdf https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/http-coryfields-com-cash-48a99b85aad4 https://coin.dance/volume/localbitcoins/VEF/BTC
August 22, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #39: Zac Prince
Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince, co-founder of Blockfi, to discuss using Bitcoin as collateral, Fed policy, the fulfilment one gets from working in Bitcoin, and much more. Follow Zac: @BlockfiZac Follow Brad: @BradMichelson Follow Marty: @MartyBent Link to blogpost on taxes we discussed: https://blog.blockfi.com/cryptocurrency-tax-101-intro-to-capital-gains-and-crypto-tax-treatment/
August 22, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #38: Nic Carter
Join Marty as he sits down with Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of Coinmetrics.io, to dive into the current state of the cryptocurrency landscape, Augur, blockchain data, the evolving narratives in Bitcoin over time, and how Nic and his team approach investing in this space. Follow Nic on Twitter: @nic__carter Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Check out Castle Island Ventures: http://www.castleisland.vc/ Check out Coinmetrics: https://coinmetrics.io/
August 14, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #37: Dhruv Bansal
Join Marty as he sits down with Dhruv Bansal, co-founder of Unchained Capital, to discuss HODL waves, using bitcoin as collateral for loans, how the story of Merlin and Arthur in "The Once & Future King" may apply to Bitcoin, and how we may take Bitcoin to space as an intergalactic money. Follow Dhruv: @dhruvbansal Follow Marty: @MartyBent Check out Unchained: https://www.unchained-capital.com/
August 7, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #36: John Newbery
Join Marty as he sits down with John Newbery to discuss Bitcoin Optech, a new initiative to help large economic players within Bitcoin ensure they are following best practices when it comes to using the Bitcoin blockchain efficiently. The two also dive into Schnorr signatures, Taproot, Lightning Network, and get cosmic over some heady Bitcoin theories. Follow John on Twitter: @jfnewbery Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Check out Bitcoin Optech: www.bitcoinops.org
August 1, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #35: Bitcoin Sign Guy
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Sign Guy to talk about the infamous day he held a "Buy Bitcoin" sign behind Janet Yellen as she gave a congressional testimony, what drives him philosophically, and what technologies like Bitcoin and 3D printers will enable in the future. *WARNING* This may be the drunkest TFTC episode to date. Enjoy!
July 10, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #34: Murad Mahmudov
Join Marty as he sits down with Murad Mahmudov, angel investor and author of two of the most prolific pieces on Bitcoin this year. The two dive deep into this conversation, discussing why dApp platform tokens shouldn't have any value, why Bitcoin's quest to become the reserve currency of the world has the biggest potential from an investment perspective, and some thoughts on anon coins and stable coins. Follow Murad: www.twitter.com/MustStopMurad Follow Marty: www.twitter.com/MartyBent
June 27, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #33: Saifedean Ammous
Join Marty as he sits down with Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, to discuss the history of money, why sound money is so important, and how fiat currency has caused negative externalities like fiat food.  Follow Saifedean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/saifedean Follow Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent Pick up The Bitcoin Standard: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/111947
June 19, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #32: Josh Olszewicz
Join Marty as he sits down with a longtime crypto-Twitter and trading legend, Josh Olszewicz AKA @CarpeNoctom, to discuss a range of topics including TA, crypto-Twitter, how "the space" has changed and how the scams have adapted over the years. Tune in for some high qual reminiscing.   Josh's Twitter: www.twitter.com/CarpeNoctem Josh's YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/carpenoctom Read his stuff: https://bravenewcoin.com/authors/josh-olszewicz/ Marty's Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent
June 12, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #31: Matt Corallo
This conversation hits on many topics, but focuses on (de)centralization and the types of centralizing risks that exist in the realm of cryptocurrencies. Matt expounds upon his project to decentralize mining, how UASF proved that Bitcoin is decentralized, why there is a somewhat-urgent need to develop a fee market to subsidize the block reward, and calls out some scams. Follow Matt on Twitter: @TheBlueMatt Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent Check out Chaincode Labs: www.chaincode.com
June 5, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #30: Ryan Dippmann
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Dippmann, co-founder of Azte.co, to discuss Bitcoin on/off ramps, payments, low hanging fruit that entreprenuers can use Bitcoin to exploit, surfing, and much more.  Follow Ryan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RyanDippmann Follow Marty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent Check out www.azte.co  Use the code "CRYPT" at www.thecryptocandle.com for 10% of and a chance to buy a whole Bitcoin for $45!
May 31, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #29: Jameson Lopp
Join Marty as he sits down with Jameson Lopp to discuss a range of topics including private key management, anarcho-capitalism, SWATting, and why we need to be continually optimistic about freedom enabling technologies like Bitcoin. Follow Jameson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lopp Follow Marty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent Use the promo code "CRYPT" at www.thecryptocandle.com for 10% off a crypto candle at checkout. Buy one and you might win some bitcoin!
May 22, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #28: Joe Looney
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Looney, Co-Founder of the Rare Pepe Foundation, to discuss digital collectibles, the history of Rare Pepes, efficiencies provided to power plants via PoW mining, and much more.  Follow Joe on Twitter: @wasthatawolf Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent
May 15, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #27: Alejandro Machado
Join Marty as he sits down with Alejandro Machado to discuss Bitcoin and Venezuela, how Bitcoin may be able to help the struggling country, and how Venezuela got to this point. The two also venture into discussions about UX in crypto, the weird world we're living in, and how it's getting harder and harder to trust the information we receive on a day-to-day basis. Follow Alejandro on Twitter @alegw Follow Marty on Twitter @MartyBent
May 9, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #26: Charles Hwang
Join Marty as he sits down with Charles Hwang, Managing Partner at Lightning Capital and adjunct professor at Baruch College, to discuss what it's like teaching the subject of Bitcoin to college students, how regulators are and should classify Bitcoin, brain wallets, the introduction of a new segment "Freak Questions", and much more!  Follow Charles on Twitter: @cryptocharlesh Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent
May 2, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #25: Patrick Stanley
Join Marty as he sits down with Patrick Stanley, Growth Partner at Blockstack, to discuss Blockstack, decentralizes applications, how Blockstack differs from Ethereum, education in America, and thinking different.  Follow Patrick on Twitter: @PatrickWStanley Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent
April 24, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #24: Pomp
Join Marty as he sits down with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano as they dive into a meandering conversation about mining, tokenized securities, memes, and the need for better UX in crypto.  Follow Pomp on Twitter: @APompliano Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent
April 19, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #23: Dylan Curran
Join Marty as he gets off the beaten path with Dylan Curran to talk about data in today's digital world, how we are controlled by it, and how we can change our tendencies to take back some privacy + control of our data. They get a little cosmic towards the end too. Follow Dylan on Twitter: @iamdylancurran Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent
April 17, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #22: Tom Garrambone Pt. II
In the second half of their conversation, Marty and Tom dive into leadership centralization, easy money, traditional financial markets, and the ongoing brain drain into crypto.
April 12, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #21: Tom Garrambone Pt. I
Marty sits down with Tom Garrambone, co-founder of Tetras Captial in NYC, to talk about his approach to investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the differences between a medium of exchange and store of value, and Silicon Valley v. Wall Street.
April 10, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #20: Matt Odell
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell to talk about Bitcoin's game theory, the mining landscape, and the need for people to avoid FOMO as hard as they can. Join in on the ramblings of two shitposters who have been observing the space for many years.
April 3, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #19: The Brothers O'Beirne Pt. II
Part II of Marty's conversation with the brothers O'Beirne gets more philosophical as the crew dives into many different topics.
March 29, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #18: The Brothers O'Beirne Pt I
Join Marty as he sits down with brothers James and Will O'Beirne to talk about Bitcoin and Ethereum. James is now a full-time Bitcoin Core contributor, working at Chaincode Labs. Will is a part of the MyCrypto.com team and finally gives us a peek into the mind of someone building on and around Ethereum. The conversation meanders through many topics including prediction markets, Proof-of-Work v. Proof-of-Stake, the philosophy behind these technologies, and the current state of the space.
March 28, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #17: Bobb Fogg
Join Marty as he sits down with Bobb Fogg to discuss a litany of topics including; Bitcoin Maximalism, do blockchains have to be decentralized, the concepts of Nassim Taleb, and the state of governance in blockchains and the world.  Follow Bobb on Twitter: @BobbFogg Subscribe. Rate. Review. Share.
March 13, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #16: Ari Paul
Join Marty as he sits down with Ari Paul to discuss a wide range of topics including; the token economy, the range of disciplines that someone investing in this asset class must have (at the very least) a grasp on, how little we know, and how important (not) knowing Satoshi is.  You can find out more about Ari by following him on Twitter @AriDavidPaul.
March 6, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #15: Eduardo Medina and Zah
Join Marty as he sits down with Eduardo Medina to discuss Venezuela, the country's current crisis, the Petro, and how Bitcoin may help. Zah joins us for this episode to help draw parallels between Venezuela's situation and Zimbabwe's run-in with hyperinflation. This is why we Bitcoin.
February 28, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #14: JW Weatherman
**Sorry for the poor sound quality on my end of the mic. Recorded on my laptop and the mic wasn't configured properly.** Join Marty as he sits down with JW Weatherman to learn about the cypherpunk movement, JW's definition of modern-day slavery, anarcho-capitalism and how they all relate to Bitcoin. Hold onto your butts, the conversation broaches some controversial topics that will make you think about the systems we've grown up within.  JW is on Twitter under the handle @WeathermanIam. Follow him.
February 21, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #13: Chiefy Nduom
Join Marty as he sits down with Chiefy Nduom, a man on a mission to bring Bitcoin to the balance sheets of some of Africa's Central Banks. Topics covered throughout the conversation include the current state of the global financial system, the importance of having Bitcoin in a diversified portfolio, and how Bitcoin will evolve to be the collateral of choice in the future when people take out loans. Tune in, grow your know.
January 31, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #12: Crypto de Medici
Join Marty as he sits down to peek into the mind of Crypto de Medici, a crypto investor and Crypto Twitter must-follow. Throughout the episode Marty and Medici touch on investment process, controlling emotions, the current landscape of crypto, and our archaic education system.
January 25, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #11: Arjun Balaji Pt. II
Join Marty and crew for the second half of their conversation with Arjun Balaji. They cover Blockstack, how the Internet is broken, and why companies like Facebook and Google may actually be bad.
January 23, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #10: Arjun Balaji Pt. I
Join Marty and crew as they sit down with Arjun Balaji, a young crypto investor with a keen sense for finding value in the budding world of cryptocurrencies. Arjun let's us know the two cryptocurrencies he would hodl if he had to lock them up for 10 years, how these nascent technologies may shape our future, how they have changed people already, and much more.
January 16, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #9: Zah
Join Marty as he sits down with Barstool's resident Zimbabwean, Zah, to talk about the history of Zimbabwe, its political situation, what people use as money during bouts of hyperinflation, and how people are using Bitcoin in the land locked African country north of South Africa.
January 8, 2018
Tales from the Crypt #8: Team Lightswitch breaks down madness
Marty and fellow Team Lightswitch member Matt Brown breakdown the crazy week that was.
December 22, 2017
Tales from the Crypt #7: Matt Corallo Pt. II
Catch Pt. II of Marty's conversation with Matt Corallo to hear them discuss Bitcoin's chances of succeeding, how Bitcoin makes people smarter, and how everyone is ignorant when it comes to Bitcoin + blockchains. Enjoy.
December 18, 2017
Tales from the Crypt #6: Matt Corallo Pt. I
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Corallo, a Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss Bitcoin, the current altcoin landscape, scaling blockchains, cryptokitties, all time highs + bubbles, and much more. Drink of choice for this Happy Hour was Brooklyn Brewery's Pilsner.
December 12, 2017
Tales from the Crypt #5: John Newbery
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor, John Newbery to dig into some of the technical details of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core's process, keeping the long-term in mind, and what the average Joe can do to make Bitcoin better.
December 6, 2017
Tales from the Crypt #4: What the hell is going on?
Marty is back in the studio with Louis and a special guest, Barstool's resident spider monkey, Nate. In this episode Nate signs a band, PFT makes a cameo to give us a lesson in exponential growth, and Marty answers all the questions Louis and Nate have about the current events in Bitcoin. Tune in to get caught up with all of the news that has been going on in Bitcoin.
November 20, 2017
Tales from the Crypt #3: Santiago Siri
Marty sits down with Santiago Siri, co-founder of Democracy.Earth, to talk about a range of topics including the Silk Road, liquid democracy, a trip to Cuba, Information Theory, and much more.
November 7, 2017
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. III
Marty and Pierre round out their conversation by hitting on "where we are now", crypto hedge funds, and Bitcoin storage. Links discussed: Kyle Bass interview - http://adventuresinfinance.realvision... Cold storage guide - https://github.com/rustyrussell/bitco...
November 2, 2017
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. II
Join Marty and Pierre in Pt. II of Episode 2 as they continue their conversation about speculative attacks, Bitcoin v. Ethereum, this year's ICO mania, and quality v. quantity.  Show notes: Grant Williams' interview with Kyle Bass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZdtL1YrRYo Satoshi Nakamoto Institute: www.nakamotoinstitute.org  Pierre Twitter: www.twitter.com/pierre_rochard Marty Twitter: www.twitter.com/MartyBent
October 26, 2017
Tales from the Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. I
Marty sits down with Pierre Rochard, co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, to discuss a litany of topics. Tune into Pt. I of the three part episode to learn about Austrian Economics, the Tezos debacle, Bitcoin's governance, Linux, hyperbitcoinization, and speculative attacks.
October 25, 2017
Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. II
Join Marty and Louis as they pick up the history of Bitcoin in 2012 and run through everything that's happened through today. Learn about Bitcoin's supply schedule, why people dislike Coinbase, and the first attempt to dethrone the Core team. This week's tangents include the Sixers, a Japanese word of the day, Louis' journey to find the Deep Web, and parking tickets in Chicago.
October 11, 2017
Tales from the Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. I
Marty and Louis discuss the history of Bitcoin, where they were when the Phillies won the world series, Brad Pitt, and Brock Lesnar.
October 3, 2017
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