Libre Not Libra – Thinking Critically About Facebook’s Blockchain Project
Years of jokes about “FaceCoin” and “ZuckBucks” have finally come to life – sort of.
After one of the most challenging weeks in recent memory we're talking about a new consensus-driven approach to DeFi oracles and revisiting Johnston's Law (anything that can be decentralized will be decentralized) with the man who coined the phrase so many years ago.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos joins the show this week to discuss the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like catalysts now that the fire of blockchain burns bright.
From Boeing to bitcoin, in this week's discussion we're talking about our disrupted reality, the politically expedient path forward, why it almost certainly won't work, the alternatives to it, what this means for bitcoin and what you can do to help.
With the price of bitcoin headed up again, the idea of blockchains and digital currencies has never been more palatable to the mainstream. We've seen this cycle before, but could this time be different?
Nobody likes taxes but for U.S.-based blockchain users things can be particularly awful. This week we discuss U.S. tax treatment of "virtual currencies" and how scams find a home wherever opportunity exists, at least for a while.