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What Bitcoin Did #78 Kim Nilsson on His Investigation Into Mt. Gox

7 hours 22 minutes ago

'œWe expect more from this position, that is why we usually put people in these elevated positions, to be able to make the right decisions and Mark kind of ended up there more by accident.' '" Kim Nilsson

Interview Location: Skype

Interview Date: Wednesday 20th Feb, 2019

Company: WizSec

Role: Chief Engineer

Mark Karpeles has had many accusations thrown at him since the collapse of Mt. Gox, including being the architect of the theft himself. Many people were angry with him at the time, and many still are, but as more information surfaces about the history of the exchange, a different picture has emerged.

Indeed, Mark made mistakes which cost users of the website hundreds of millions of dollars. But is everything attributable to him? Kim Nilsson's investigation into the chain of events surrounding the collapse of Mt. Gox highlights that Mark likely inherited an insolvent exchange and was unable to cope with the challenges of a rapidly expanding business under constant attack.

In this interview, I talk to Kim about his report, his opinions on the numerous hacks during the history of Mt. Gox and his views on Mark, Jed McCaleb, Brock Pierce and Peter Vessenes.

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What Bitcoin Did #77 Daniel Kelman on the Creditors of Mt. Gox and Civil Rehabilitation

1 day 4 hours ago

'œWhen this all happened I hated Mark, but now I don't because I understand a lot more about what went on.' '" Daniel Kelman

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 12th Feb, 2019

Company: OceanEx

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

The victims of Mt. Gox are the creditors, those who lost their Bitcoin when the company entered into bankruptcy arrangements. For years they have battled for a fair civil rehabilitation plan and suffered delay after delay.

Under Japanese law, the creditors were due the Yen value off their holding at the date of bankruptcy, to be paid out from the 200,000 Bitcoins which were found by Mark Karpeles after first suspecting all the Bitcoin were gone.

The process of rehabilitation has been held up by the lawsuit from Peter Vessenes from Coinlab, and during the wait, the price of Bitcoin has risen sharply. Under Japanese law, after creditors have been paid, the remaining value in the company is due to the shareholders, this being Mark Karpeles (88%) and Jed McCaleb (12%), which would have made Mark a billionaire.

To their credit, neither Mark nor Jed wants to receive this money, and the creditors have fought to have the remaining Bitcoin redistributed to them. In this interview, I walk with the lawyer, Daniel Kelman, the architect of the civil rehabilitation plan for Mt.Gox creditors. We discuss this as well as the claims from Brock Pierce and Peter Vessenes.

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#275 Ben Goertzel: SingularityNET - The Global AI Network and Marketplace

1 day 11 hours ago

Artificial Intelligence is often misunderstood. And much like blockchain, those who fiercely stand by the technology believe it will change the world for the better. Others fear the negative repercussions it could bring it and would rather see it disappear.

We're joined by Ben Goertzel. Ben's interest in AI and robotics date back to his childhood and he has made these his life-long passion and work. He is the CEO of SingularityNET, a company building a marketplace for AIs which leverages blockchain. He is also Chief Scientist at Hanson Robotics who has brought us the now famous Sophia robot. When he's not building blockchains and robots, he leads the OpenCog open-source AI framework and is Chair of Humanity +, an organization which focuses on technology and ethics.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Ben's background as a mathematician and his lifelong passion for AI and robotics
  • What is AI, AGI and machine learning, and how these technologies differ
  • What is the killer application for AI
  • The problem of data and power centralization as it relates to AI
  • AI safety and with what we should be most concerned when it comes to AI dominance
  • Hanson Robotics and the Sophia robot
  • How blockchains and AI are relevant to each other
  • The role of AI in blockchain governance and the potential for AI systems to compete amongst each other
  • What is SingularityNET and what the company is building

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What Bitcoin Did #76 Mark Karpels on the Collapse of Mt. Gox

2 days 2 hours ago

'œI am very sorry about the way things went; I wish I could go back and fix things. There is only so much I can do so I just continue helping and making sure people get as much as help as they can.' '" Mark Karpelƒs

Interview location: Tokyo

Interview date: Saturday 16th Feb, 2019

Company: Mt. Gox

Role: CEO

The shadow of Mt. Gox still hangs over Bitcoin some five years after it collapsed. At the time it held 7% of all Bitcoin in circulation and was the primary exchange for Bitcoin traders. It was reported that 850,000 Bitcoins had been stolen, of which 750,000 were customer coins and 100,000 were owned by Mt. Gox, though 200,000 were later found.

In the five years since, more and more information, research and analysis has pointed at a chaotic operation with poor security procedures, yet opinions range. Some label Mark anything from incompetent to a straight up fraudster while others sympathise with the challenges faced by running the worlds first Bitcoin exchange.

In this interview, I talk to Mark about the collapse of Mt. Gox, how he acquired it from Jed McCaleb, the process of civil rehabilitation and how Brock Pierce and Coinlab are holding up the distribution of funds to the creditors.

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The Blockcrunch - How Should We Build a Democracy on the Blockchain? '" Chris McCoy (Storecoin)

3 days 5 hours ago

What would the three branches of the government look like...on the blockchain? This week, we continue our discussion on crypto governance with Storecoin, backed by Blocktower and Arrington XRP Capital, to find out.

Founder Chris McCoy and I touch on:

Why 1-coin-1-vote doesn't workHow to creates a p2p democracy and its tradeoffsWhether a system of checks and balances makes senseHost: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

Not finance advice.‚Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.‚

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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What Bitcoin Did #75 Jed McCaleb on the Creation of Mt. Gox

3 days 5 hours ago

'œA big part of the reason I handed it off to Mark is that the amount of effort that you need to put into security is something I didn't want to do.' '" Jed McCaleb

Interview location: San Francisco

Interview date: Wednesday 30th Jan, 2019

Company: Stellar

Role: Cofounder

In February 2014 Mt. Gox suspended trading and filed for bankruptcy after approximately 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen, at the time, valued at more than $450m. At the time of its demise, it was being run by Mark Karpelƒs who had acquired the site from Jed McCaleb in 2011.

In this interview, I talk to Jed about the creation of Mt. Gox, the handover to Mark Karpelƒs and what responsibility he shares for its collapse.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #388 - Controlling Bitcoin?

4 days 9 hours ago
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

"We're beginning to see the first steps of backlash against the assertion of cryptocurrencies that commerce will flow freely on the internet"

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan once again join Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the theory and practice of applying international sanctions to individual bitcoin addresses. What starts as merely annoying could become much worse... or not! We talk about it.

Then, in case anybody was wondering, Bitcoin is in a bear market! The cycle continues! We talk about it.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #17 - Low Hanging Fruit

5 days 23 hours ago

"Once people become comfortable with blockchain ... Remember, blockchain is really tainted by bitcoin, which is tainted by the dark web. Healthcare is looking at it going, "Oh my God, this is a creepy space. We don't want any piece of this." Well, that's a problem if you're an entrepreneur. You want to choose something that has minimum amount of regulation, biggest upside possible, get everybody comfortable, move forward." - Dr. Alan Pitt

Many companies in the healthcare sector have been exploring how blockchain technology can upend long-standing processes that have bogged down the system for decades. However, a lot of them are attempting to tackle major, big-picture issues that could take decades to accomplish with a budding technology. So we asked our guests, "What's something tangible that could be accomplished in the near future?" This episode explores those responses, with a little help and humor from Dave and Grahm. Enjoy!

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What Bitcoin Did #74 How Bitcoin Works With Matt Corallo

6 days 2 hours ago

'œBitcoin is the culmination of 30 years of attempts at building digital money for the internet.' '" Matt Corallo

Interview location: London

Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

Company: Chaincode Labs

Role: CEO

What is Bitcoin? Is it digital gold? Is it money?

Whoever I put this question to, the answer always changes but one thing that is consistent is that it always retains to technology and value. Perhaps Bitcoin is therefore many things which come together to create a new type of financial infrastructure.

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core developer, Matt Corallo. We discuss what makes Bitcoin work, covering topics such as the Lightning Network, fungibility and inflation. We also talk about issues important to Matt such as BetterHash and adoption.

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Long Distance Dating and Dating on the Road: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

1 week ago

Is this even possible? Can you sustain a meaningful relationship when there are oceans between you and the object of your affection? What makes it work, and what can ruin it? What about dating while touring the world, whether that's as a speaker, a musician, or just a digital nomad? How do you get the guts to tell someone that you want to try for something more real, even though it's hard to get to that place if you are only meeting people in transit? It's not so easy! It IS possible, or at least some of the ladies seem to think so. How about you? Tell us your long distance experiences, did it work? Utter failure? Any tips or tricks? Leave a comment below.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us attatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

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Attachment Theory: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

1 week ago

My favorite thing I have learned on my journey into my romantic psyche has been Attachment Theory. Whenever I share it with people, it also seems to help them and really resonate. It's nice to know we are not alone in our weird behaviors some of us have had since childhood, but never really had an explanation for. Hint: you're not a crazy person (well, you may be, but not because of this specifically). Stephanie had some great articles we touched on, I have some book recommendations, and Lauren shares what it's like to go from one style into another based on your partner.

Interested in learning your own attachment style? Listen in, and see if you are a secure, anxious, avoidant, or an anxious-avoidant!

Here are some links we reference in the show:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_in_adults

https://www.amazon.com/Youve-Waiting-Internal-Family-Systems/dp/0615249329

https://www.amazon.com/Attached-Science-Adult-Attachment-YouFind/dp/1585429139/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547410107&sr=1-1&keywords=attached

Do you have a love question, or a show idea for us? Please email us attatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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The Premier Episode: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

1 week ago

Finally, the time has come. Our very first episodes are launching! Proof of Love has been a labour of love, no doubt. However, I am so excited to be able to share these first few episodes with you! This is the opener, where Lauren, Stephanie, and I go through a bit of our dating history and the reasons why we wanted to start the show. Expect a lot of different topics moving forward, and some celebrity guests, and some authorities on love, sex, personal growth, and more.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 171 Marshall Hayner

1 week 1 day ago

On my latest episode, I interview an old friend Marshall Hayner of MetalPay. I have known Marshall for ages, so I was very excited to learn about his latest work. I love how he and his team have made an easy way to send and receive money, like PayPal or Venmo but without fees. You are even earning Metal coins every time you use it! Hear more about it on this episode, and thank you to MetalPay for being the newest sponsor of the Tatiana Show! Hope you enjoy!

About the Guest

Marshall Hayner is CEO and co-founder of Metal, a payments processing platform and app that pays its users in cryptocurrency for making person-to-person cash transactions. Marshall believes that Metal can help change the way the world views money. Previously, Marshall started the first Facebook-integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, and has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.


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#274 Alexey Akhunov: Ethereum 1.x - BUIDLing Things One Step at a Time

1 week 1 day ago

We're joined by Alexey Akhunov, an independent Ethereum researcher. Alexey has been working on an ambitious project called TurboGeth. As the name implies, it is a version of Geth which features a number of speed and performance optimizations.

Alexey also leads the state rent working group of the Ethereum 1.x project. Ethereum 1.x came out of Devcon when core developers began to realize that the full migration to Serenity would likely take several years. The team hopes to bring progressive improvements to Ethereum in parallel to the development of Serenity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Alexey's background as a computer scientist
  • The story behind TurboGeth and how it differs from the original Geth client
  • The speed and performance optimizations of TurboGeth, as well as its trade-offs
  • What is Ethereum 1.x in the context of Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity)
  • Which people and projects are part of Ethereum 1.x
  • What is state rent and why it may be beneficial to Ethereum
  • Implementing state rent in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0
  • eWASM and how it can be introduced in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0
  • The future of Ethereum and the progress towards Serenity

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 170 Dan Spuller

1 week 2 days ago

Even though I am in Acapulco, and the sun is oh so alluring, I still found time to do an episode with Dan Spuller from the Chamber of Digital Commerce to talk about the upcoming Summit. We also got an update on the recent work being done in DC on behalf of the Blockchain community by Dan, Perianne, and their team. Co-Host Joshua Scigala was able to join, which was great as he has been tied up with fundraising and speaking publicly at a variety of conferences for Vaultoro. We mentioned the upcoming release of Proof of Love as well, releasing on Valentine's Day

About the Guests:

Daniel Spuller is the Director of Member Services for the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, he held senior-level positions in North Carolina's Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation.

Since 2012, he has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain technology. He was instrumental in facilitating negotiations between the Office of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber was successful in driving a multi-stakeholder campaign leading to the passage of America's first comprehensive blockchain-related legislation through the North Carolina Money Transmitters Act of 2016.

Spuller most previously served as Administrative Officer to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, overseeing the integration of toll technology interoperability between states, and the electronic collection of $41 million+ in revenue on the first toll road in America built exclusively to use only cashless-collection technology. He was later was appointed by North Carolina's Secretary of Transportation to serve as a member of the NCDOT Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap Project.

In 2014, Spuller co-founded the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo, North and South Carolina's conference dedicated to the bitcoin and blockchain industry. The conference won accolades from across the community, and welcomed hundreds of industry professionals to Raleigh and Charlotte in 2014 and 2015.


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What Bitcoin Did #73 How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank with Bill Barhydt

1 week 2 days ago

'œAbra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.' '" Bill Barhydt

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019

Company: ABRA

Role: CEO

The dot-com bubble burst when companies were unable to deliver on the expected promise of a boom in e-commerce. Companies raised too much money and were unable to drive the sales volume which supported their ambitious infrastructure and share price.

Out of the ashes, new, unexpected business models around search and social rose up, creating some of the most valuable companies in the world.

The crypto bubble burst in 2018, with speculation unable to maintain the rapid growth in the value of cryptocurrencies. Use cases for payments were limited, and companies were unable to ship projects which attracted significant users.

Out of this bubble, we are starting to see new companies and business models which are attracting customers and creating value. One of these companies is ABRA, which is using the unique features of Bitcoin to create a global trading platform for currencies, stocks and ETFs.

In this interview, I talk with ABRA CEO, Bill Barhydt. We discuss ABRA's recent announcement of their new stock and ETF trading product, the complexity of building a global bank and why ABRA is built on Bitcoin.

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The Blockcrunch - How Maker Became Ethereum's Biggest Project - Rune Christensen (Founder, MakerDao)

1 week 3 days ago

More than $240M worth of ETH are locked up in MakerDao's smart contracts, making it the largest project on Ethereum in terms of value locked up (beyond direct speculation).‚Founder Rune Christensen joins us on this special episode.

We touch on:

  • The origins of Dai and its adoption so far
  • How will Maker scale?
  • Maker's stabilization mechanism and governance
  • How would Maker bootstrap a new synthesized asset?

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #387 POW, POS and Self Fulfilling Counter Prophecies

1 week 4 days ago
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy join Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the ups and downs of consensus reality and the two "big" methods (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) which we use to define it.

Topic 1: Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Discussion

Topic 2: Ethereum Update and Upgrade Path

Partial transcript from about 35 minutes in...

ANDREAS M. ANTONOPOULOS:"The problem with proof of work as a system is that it's so poorly understood and it's very difficult to see what benefits it offers.... Immutability and resistance against state level colluding actors are benefits you don't really see until somebody tries to attack them. The fact that they don't attack them, in bitcoin, is not something you can celebrate because it's like proving a negative.

Another way to put it is that no one really pays attention to a surgeon until their patients start dying. It's very difficult to say 'look at how good I am because none of my patients have died lately', but it's very easy to point to the surgeon famous for performing an operation with the 300% mortality rate. He did an amputation in 25 seconds, during which he managed to also amputate some of the fingers of one of his surgery assistants... And it was such a horrific scene that one of the audience members died from shock. Then the patient and the assistant died from sepsis days later, making it the only surgery with 300% mortality rate...

Now, you can point to that and say "That's not a good surgeon" but it's very difficult to look at a surgeon and say "Well, nobody's died yet so that's a good surgeon". This is a general problem with security, because security working means that nothing bad happened. And the absence of something bad happening is not a provable thing. SO you can say that Bitcoin is secure. How do you know? well, it's hasn't been successfully attacked yet. Could it be successfully attacked? Could someone amass 51%? And we can point to examples of smaller systems which have been attacked like Classic Recently, but the problem is it's really hard to see that value. Same thing with immutability."

"It may be the case that only one virgin birth industrial, planetary scale proof of work system could be bootstrapped. It already has been. Only one is affordable and in the end maybe only one is needed, because it can offer immutability services to other chains through checkpointing thereby allowing proof of stake to be even more robust. That's not an indictment of proof of work, in fact, it demonstrates the one system that did bootstrap and offers that qualitatively important immutability. Qualitatively different from the immutability you'd get in proof of stake, is extremely valuable because you can only possibly have one, and we can only afford one. It's environmentally very expensive and energy expensive. Then the question is, is it worth it? I think proof of stake can be very powerful for smaller blockchains, especially combined with checkpointing in a proof of work chain. But I think, again, the immutability you get is qualitatively different.

One of the important things that most critics of proof of work don't understand, is I can take a computer that's never seen a bitcoin blockchain. I can give it one block, the most recent block. It can look at the proof of work and tell me if that's real without any external network connection. How does it know? It knows because the proof of work embedded in that single block, computationally, would have required 45 Exa-hashes per second to compute in ten minutes.

So there's only one of two possibilities... Either somebody was running a lot of general purpose computers for two years to produce just that one block in order to fool you, or it was a block produced in 10 minutes by the only network able to deliver 45 exa-hashes. The bitcoin network. You can make that assessment without any external information just by looking at that one hash and the nonce. Then saying "How many hashes did this take to produce?

It actually contains the proof of the work that was done... And when there's only one network on the planet that could do it, then the proof that the work HAS been done also tells you WHO did that work.

And therefore, it is an authentic bitcoin block. I don't even need to know if it's connected to the genesis block. If I do have those connections then it's beyond any doubt. But even just a single block contains something very important, and you can't do that with proof of stake.

Meaning that, if all of the participants decided to rewrite history in a proof of stake system, the cost to do so is zero. If all of the participants with 100% consensus decided to rewrite the bitcoin chain, they would have to re-spend several gigawatts of energy to do so. There's no way to fake it. And you can't do that with proof of stake. You can't have the idea that a participant with no prior information can establish that this is the one true history. You can present alternative histories as long as you have 100% consensus that are equally valid. In Bitcoin, you can't. You can't present alternative that is equally valid even if you have 100% of the mining..."

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Distributed Dialogues EP #16 - Amazon, Nashville and the Future of Healthcare

1 week 6 days ago

"I think, more likely, you're going to see, let's say, an Amazon come in and maybe partner with an HCA and figure out how to streamline some things." - Blake Farmer

Nashville has long been the center of the healthcare industry and with Amazon's announcement to establish a 5000 job branch there, it's no secret that they could potentially expand their already dominant services into the healthcare sector. Such a move would not only create more jobs but also stimulate local and state economies, as well as potentially bring in more tech-related industries, some of which are utilizing blockchain technology.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

1 week 6 days ago

Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

About the Guests:

Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.


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