Riccardo Spagni, aka “Fluffypony” and former maintainer of privacy coin monero, was arrested in Tennessee and extradited to South Africa to face fraud charges for crimes unrelated to crypto. Why are regulators clamping down on leaders in leaderless systems? ”Cryptocurrencies are decentralized and don’t really need these figureheads,” host Naomi Brockwell said.
Billionaire bitcoin holder Mircea Popescu, also known as the “Father of Bitcoin Toxicity,” has allegedly died at age 41 by drowning, according to unconfirmed reports. Monero’s Riccardo Spagni, who knew Popescu as an internet chat acquaintance, discusses his relationship with Popescu and what he’s learned.