The Unhashed Podcast

By Private Key Publishing

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Technology

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 37
Reviews: 0


 Nov 1, 2018

Description

Hello and welcome to the Unhashed Podcast, the show where we bring Bitcoin down to earth and cut through all the blockchain bullshit. We love Bitcoin, but don't treat it like a holy cow. We joke around about the latest news, but also explain complex technical topics. Joins us, to laugh and learn!

Episode Date
Leakage
6184
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we dig into rescinded Coinbase job offers, an academic discovers chainalysis, PayPal lets you withdraw BTC, Lightning Network scaling with game theory, and things not looking so hot over at Celsius.
Jun 22, 2022
Where We're Going, We Don't Need Up to Date Stories
4331
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Bryan and Mario talk volatility as a value prop, the “latest” news on MtGox creditors, “technologists” try to talk about bitcoin, Solana halting, Chipotle taking BTC, and seem extra delayed Luna shenanigans.
Jun 09, 2022
Everything the Ocean Touches is our Kingdom
4534
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Do Kwon doubles down on the Luna scam, Raoul Pal tries to squirm out of accountability for promoting it, Gloria Zhao proposes a long-anticipated update to mempool policy, Adam Neumann of WeWork infamy aims to put carbon credits on the blockchain, and we assess the relative acting skills of different bored apes.
May 26, 2022
Terranos
7048
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, the Terra collapse aftershocks continue, bitcoin soft fork mechanisms get discussed, 44 of the world’s most powerful countries meet to discuss bitcoin adoption, Bitmex launches an air miles rewards program, and RyanAir bringing the twitter heat.
May 17, 2022
Centrally Planned Bitcoin Paradise
5876
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we cover the collapse of the Luna ponzi, every libertarian’s favorite centrally planned city, Saylor’s leverage, coinbase revenue woes, and Rusty Russell proposes an op code dedicated to our show. Thanks, Rusty!
May 14, 2022
Chicks Love Altruism
6248
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we cram a lot in: exchange outflows, Fort Worth & 3 ASICS, Strike skepticism, financial porn, Fidelity boomer #bitcoin, trusted Zcash, El Salvadorean data, legal tender in CAR, clueless EU regulators, free speech, Mora et al, & SBF as a model man.
Apr 28, 2022
Glory To Canada
7424
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mario and Ruben review Bitcoin 2022 in Miami, Musk’s move toward Twitter, Bitcoin as Nash’s Ideal Money, a token to track global electricity costs, Taro, Bitcoin Core (whatever that is), and more.
Apr 20, 2022
XRP Ecoterrorists
4528
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, the gang talks Microstrategy smashing the buy button, the upcoming Bitcoin ESG fork, whether or not the Maldives will continue to exist, experiences vs accomplishments, and much more.
Apr 01, 2022
You Know What's Not Sad...
5670
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, the gang is all back together again. We delve into a hubspot data leak, Malaysia eyeing legal tender BTC, sanctions against Russians, Terra purportedly buying $3 billion worth of bitcoin, and how black cats being less cute is why Chivo is offering discounted pet healthcare in El Salvador.
Mar 23, 2022
Bitcoin in London
4778
This week we're discussing our trip to London, coming down with covid, tech topics like RBF/miniscript/stealth addresses/spacechains, how the EU didn't quite ban PoW, how cloud mining is now incorporating physical theft, and regulation affecting Wasabi wallet.
Mar 17, 2022
Ruben Somsen on the Stewart Mackenzie Indaba Pt. 3
2710
After a combination of us doing the bare minimum prep work, technical issues, us attending a conference, and half of us catching covid, we're now finally filling the void with an epic 3-part technical conversation where Ruben is interviewed by Stewart Mackenzie to talk about sidechains. They discuss spacechains, drivechains, burning bitcoins, stablecoins, SNARKs/rollups, Simplicity, evil soft forks and more. Enjoy! We'll be back next week with our regular scheduling.
Mar 09, 2022
Ruben Somsen on the Stewart Mackenzie Indaba Pt. 2
4591
After a combination of us doing the bare minimum prep work, technical issues, us attending a conference, and half of us catching covid, we're now finally filling the void with an epic 3-part technical conversation where Ruben is interviewed by Stewart Mackenzie to talk about sidechains. They discuss spacechains, drivechains, burning bitcoins, stablecoins, SNARKs/rollups, Simplicity, evil soft forks and more. Enjoy! We'll be back next week with our regular scheduling.
Mar 09, 2022
Ruben Somsen on the Stewart Mackenzie Indaba Pt. 1
4059
After a combination of us doing the bare minimum prep work, technical issues, us attending a conference, and half of us catching covid, we're now finally filling the void with an epic 3-part technical conversation where Ruben is interviewed by Stewart Mackenzie to talk about sidechains. They discuss spacechains, drivechains, burning bitcoins, stablecoins, SNARKs/rollups, Simplicity, evil soft forks and more. Enjoy! We'll be back next week with our regular scheduling.
Mar 09, 2022
Financial Surveillance State /w Justin Trudeau
3819
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, meet the co-hosts this March at Advancing Bitcoin, the Bitfinex hackers may have been caught, Trudeau goes financial authoritarian, and bitcoin institutional adoption plows ahead in USA and Europe.
Feb 18, 2022
OP_TOETEREN!
5962
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mario and Ruben discuss Russell O’Connor’s reframing of OPs APO+CTV, Bitmex Research’s address reuse statistics, Intel’s entry to ASIC manufacturing, no cap gains on small BTC transactions, and an attempted summary of HONK.
Feb 09, 2022
Canadian Candy Man
4411
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we ask if Bryan is scamming people with his NFT shilling, Facebook gives up on stablecoining, “solo” miners winning the lottery, and S2F being invalidated (yet again).
Feb 02, 2022
NFTension
5205
On this week's episode of the Unhashed Podcast, it's just Colin and Ruben, and they have a lot to talk about (not to mention the sizzling sexual tension as they do). What are the ethics of shilling (especially NFTs)? Craig Wright wants all the Satoshi BSV coins. Why have miners made the US their new home? And can quantum computers ever really live up to the hype? Do we want them to? All this and much more - listen now!
Jan 25, 2022
Federated Ecash (Somsen on Bitcoin Explained)
2834
We're out this week, so we're airing an episode of Bitcoin Explained which had Somsen on as a guest to discuss Federated Ecash. Together with Sjors and Aaron they cover traditional Chaumian ecash, how it can be improved with federations, and how it can be combined with the Lightning Network for improved interoperability. Be sure to subscribe to the Bitcoin Explained podcast on your favorite podcast app for more excellent technical Bitcoin content.
Jan 21, 2022
"85 TB is Fine!"
5569
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Korean exchange Coinone restricts withdrawals to KYC’d addresses, Moxie Marlinspike of Signal App isn’t impressed by web3.0, mikeinspace cries wolf on Satoshi’s identity, Vitalik says 85 terabytes a year is just fine, and Mozilla’s fans don’t like crypto.
Jan 11, 2022
Mintgreen w/ CEO Colin Sullivan
5553
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mario and Mags interview Colin Sullivan, CEO of Mintgreen. We dig into the mechanics of bitcoin mining heat reuse, distributed heating systems, negative cost electricity, and possible future applications such as water desalination and waste-to-energy.
Jan 07, 2022
BOGGED Down
3901
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Kraken does NFT-backed loans, who is worthy of the title of Bearwhale, Dorsey doesn’t like web3.0, plastic surgery tips from a late Bogdanoff, Italian pizza history lessons, Binance burns a user’s withdrawal, and are stablecoins good for Bitcoin?
Dec 30, 2021
Bitcoin is "easy"
5393
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, learn about Chinese Bitcoin mining continuing in secret, Ledn launching the world’s first Bitcoin Mortgage, Gwyneth Paltrow selling BTC to the Goop group, Russia (maybe sorta) banning Bitcoin, and NFTs just keep NFTing.
Dec 21, 2021
Carpe Novi
4335
On this week's episode, we talk Facebook's triple rebrand, the Fed's tapering as it struggles to keep pump markets, Eth's difficulty bomb delay, and the latest shenanigans from Craig Wright.
Dec 15, 2021
The Feud
5431
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, India bans bitcoin (not really), Jack is resigning as Twitter CEO, crypto.com’s marketing moves, Snoop Dogg in the NFT space, Binance will list basically whatever token, and we dig into the long-standing twitter feud between Ruben and Lyn Alden.
Dec 02, 2021
Take Me Down to the Bitcoin City
6816
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mario and Ruben talk BTC in El Salvador, Chivo woes, Volcano Bonds, Bitcoin vs Ethereum node costs, and Square’s TBDex’s attempt at decentralized reputation.
Nov 26, 2021
Activating ManMeat
5268
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk taproot activation, our new international standard for weight measurements, man meat, and the latest China FUD.
Nov 18, 2021
In’Dutch’strious
5334
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, a very special price analysis section, RarePepe sightings, Apple CEO Tim Cook owns bitcoin, Robinhood’s security breach, a look into bitcoin’s inherent volatility, and just a little dip into fees and security, truly the kumbaya topic of bitcoin twitter.
Nov 09, 2021
Minting a Wholecoiner (W/ Adam and Mau From Ledn.io)
5293
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast Ledn Cofounders Adam Reeds and Mauricio Di Bartolomeo return after one year to take us through Ledn’s journey since last fall. We dive into USDC and BTC borrowing demand, growing bitcoin usage in LatAm and El Salvador specifically, where Ledn aims to go next, and how this November you could win 1 whole bitcoin just by referring new Ledn clients.
Nov 02, 2021
Ruben, Come!
5506
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mastercard talks crypto integration, what’s up with this unrealized capital gains tax idea, Motley fools goes full shitcoiner, Tesla possibly bringing back BTC payments, a record breaking RarePepe sale, and whether or not we really need the mempool in bitcoin.
Oct 27, 2021
Choosing Sigs
5731
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Ruben explained half-aggregated sigs and the bitcoin core dev meeting, is Chainalysis good or bad for bitcoin, ETF approval inches closer, Square getting into mining hardware, and MintGreen looks to heat North Vancouver buildings with bitcoin miners.
Oct 21, 2021
Big Al Dings DeFi
4747
In this episode, we chat with Big Al (@big_Al256) about his paper "Only The Strong Survive". In it, we take a deep dive into the world of DeFi, explore whats reallly behind popular metrics like Total Value Locked, and get Al's take on VC firms role in DeFi and Crypto as a whole.
Oct 13, 2021
Fatty Steaks and Poopy Plates
5908
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Facebook services go down - but how do we know when bitcoin goes down? We also discuss Compound Finance threatening to make people pay their taxes instead of paying them back, Brazil looking to recognize BTC as a currency, Panama Papers 3.0, El Salvadorean bitcoin reserves, and coal power in China, followed by some twitterature and dietary lightning round questions.
Oct 07, 2021
Hamsters that Short
5091
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, a hamster has better gains than you, scamcoins are now spreading to cities with Miamicoin, why you shouldn't spread technology to North Korea, and you'll never guess what China has banned.
Sep 29, 2021
Boxer Boners and Ayahuasca
5237
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk Solana node troubles, Evergrande instability, Robinhood crypto withdrawals, how to pronounce Erdogan’s first name, and how Ryan Selkis hates when you don’t buy tickets to his events.
Sep 24, 2021
How to Be More Sexy w/ Aella
5054
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Colin and Mario go off our usual content track and interview Aella Girl, notable internet personality, constructor of insightful Twitter polls, and outspoken sex worker. Aella shares with us the experience of working at OnlyFans, dealing with stigma and taboos, and we explore the intersection of sex work and cryptocurrency.
Sep 16, 2021
Cardano State Machines
4235
In this weeks episode, the tit is moving (again) so Ruben Bryan and Colin walk through the finer points why DeFi insurance DAOs also need insurance, we give another toot to El Sal legal tender law, Tips on Twitter, and, finally, an analysis of the first live Dapp on Cardano testnet! Look out!In this weeks episode, the tit is moving (again) so Ruben Bryan and Colin walk through the finer points why DeFi insurance DAOs also need insurance, we give another toot to El Sal legal tender law, Tips on Twitter, and, finally, an analysis of the first live Dapp on Cardano testnet! Look out!In this weeks episode, the tit is moving (again) so Ruben Bryan and Colin walk through the finer points why DeFi insurance DAOs also need insurance, we give another toot to El Sal legal tender law, Tips on Twitter, and, finally, an analysis of the first live Dapp on Cardano testnet! Look out!
Sep 07, 2021
No Tendies for BTC in China
6534
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk Coinbase 2FA slipups, the normalization of Ethereum consensus failures, anti-bitcoin protests in El Salvador, and IMF & CCP critiques of bitcoin. Lastly, we encourage Colin to stop farting on people on planes.
Aug 31, 2021
Mario Shills His Bags
4227
After a special guest runs into an unexpected event, Colin Bryan and Mario are left wondering what they should talk about. It's a good thing Bitcoin is never boring. In this weeks *UNSCRIPTED* episode, we let Mario shill all his bags, including Blockstream's $3.2B valuation, Ledn's Proof of reserves, Coinbase's new phone support line and how a drug dealer got his BTC back from Swedish authorities using this one weird trick.
Aug 27, 2021
Turning Dinosaur Farts Into Bitcoin
4902
Description: On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk with special guest Steve Barbour of Upstream Data Inc. We learn about bitcoin mining, oil and gas wells, using stranded power, ASIC efficiency, heat re-usage, and more.
Aug 19, 2021
Ruben Grows His Hair Out
5924
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk AMC accepting bitcoin, infrastructure bill shenanigans, Ee-lawn Musque's take on mining energy mix, how ETFs might or might not track the BTC price, half a billion dollars in a DeFi hack, and then finish off with some movie reviews.
Aug 10, 2021
The Generationally Wealthiest Episode
4805
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Ruben and Mario go on some detours. We talk AA+AB twitter drama, who has and hasn't gotten arrested among our hosts and guests, and go on a rant or two about generational wealth before tackling the ancient philosophical query: is calling someone a "whale" an insult?
Aug 05, 2021
FIFA Grinding, The Silly PoW
3340
On this week's episode of the Unhashed Podcast we talk about the latest in NFT weirdness with celebrity "Stoner Cats", how video game grinding is the original PoW, Blockfi's regulatory setback, ThorChains incompetency, the new EU proposal on crypto regulations, and more!
Jul 27, 2021
Anyprevout Junkies Only
4043
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast we're airing an episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast where Ruben is interviewed. The main topic is "anyprevout", a soft fork for Bitcoin that helps the Lightning Network, as well as some of Somsen's L2 proposals such as statechains and spacechains. If you like the more technical episodes, be sure to check it out, and we'll be back next week with a regular show.
Jul 21, 2021
Proof-of-Mom
4043
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we touch on Square Crypto venturing in to the hardware wallet space, a Casa client getting drugged on a date, and then destroy our bitcoin-only cred by venturing into projects moving from Ethereum to Solana, PS4 Crypto Mining in Vinnytsa, and TikTok shitcoin promoting, and a new Korean token that takes ‘shitcoin’ a little too literally.
Jul 13, 2021
Mario's Not Unsexy Grandma
6107
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we get into the game theory of paying ransoms, speculation on how to abuse UK's legal system CSW-style, how S2F is totally undeniable and a perfectly predictive model, when NIMBYism with bitcoin mining, and the death of nuance with mining council press releases.
Jul 06, 2021
Craig Wright and Primates
5427
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Colin and Mario navigate our usual maze of conversational detours to touch on CSW's legal trolling, BTC businesses leaving China, The B Word, Bukele's Bitcoin airdrop, Africrypt scammers, CBDCs (seriously, what are they for?), and a very unusual listener lightning round question about children and surgeries, which leads us to the age-old question...what good is your appendix?
Jun 30, 2021
China Bans Bitcoin *yawn*
4017
On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Bryan upsets Charles Hoskinson with our shitcoin toilet paper, scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers, China bans Bitcoin mining for real this time, Brock Pierce pretends to make headlines as the "official Bitcoin ambassador", South Korea tightens up exchange regulations, and Somsen gets faced with last week's Lightning round dilemma as he enters the grocery store without a mask!On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Bryan upsets Charles Hoskinson with our shitcoin toilet paper, scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers, China bans Bitcoin mining for real this time, Brock Pierce pretends to make headlines as the "official Bitcoin ambassador", South Korea tightens up exchange regulations, and Somsen gets faced with last week's Lightning round dilemma as he enters the grocery store without a mask!On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Bryan upsets Charles Hoskinson with our shitcoin toilet paper, scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers, China bans Bitcoin mining for real this time, Brock Pierce pretends to make headlines as the "official Bitcoin ambassador", South Korea tightens up exchange regulations, and Somsen gets faced with last week's Lightning round dilemma as he enters the grocery store without a mask!On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Bryan upsets Charles Hoskinson with our shitcoin toilet paper, scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers, China bans Bitcoin mining for real this time, Brock Pierce pretends to make headlines as the "official Bitcoin ambassador", South Korea tightens up exchange regulations, and Somsen gets faced with last week's Lightning round dilemma as he enters the grocery store without a mask!
Jun 23, 2021
El Salruption
6967
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, the gang’s all back together, covering influencer tweets and price movements, was Miami a super-spreader event, Mara pool getting their act together, Taleb aligning with BSV fraudsters, El Salvadorean volcano mining, decentralized social networks, and hot takes on hippie clothing.
Jun 15, 2021
Somsen Races on MintGox
5501
With most of us still recovering from the Bitcoin Conference in Miami, we're airing a MintGox Podcast episode where Mandelduck interviews Somsen. They talk about Japanese/Korean drama and anime, NFTs on statechains/spacechains, the issues surrounding Ethereum and ICOs in general, and Somsen competes with Nicolas Dorier for the #1 spot in the Lightning-enabled racing game Bitcoin Rally.
Jun 11, 2021
BONUS! Somsen Summarizes Bitcoin in Simple Sentences
4011
Bonus episode! Somsen summarizes Bitcoin in simple sentences. New to Bitcoin? Or simply want to explore a few new angles on how to explain Bitcoin? Friend of the show Alex joins us to ask Somsen what Bitcoin is, why it's so volatile, why it uses so much energy, why we can't just replace it with PoS, and how to evaluate the value of Bitcoin. Share this episode with anyone who ever asked these questions!
Jun 05, 2021
Bitcoin Sorcery with Somsen
10182
On this week's Unhashed Podcast we're out in Miami for the Bitcoin conference, so we're airing an episode of the "Join the Wasabikas" podcast where Max interviews Ruben. They discuss the limitations of federated sidechains, talk about Chaumian ecash, and do a deep dive into the value of burning bitcoins to create tokens for spacechains. Hot stuff!On this week's Unhashed Podcast we're out in Miami for the Bitcoin conference, so we're airing an episode of the "Join the Wasabikas" podcast where Max interviews Ruben. They discuss the limitations of federated sidechains, talk about Chaumian ecash, and do a deep dive into the value of burning bitcoins to create tokens for spacechains. Hot stuff!On this week's Unhashed Podcast we're out in Miami for the Bitcoin conference, so we're airing an episode of the "Join the Wasabikas" podcast where Max interviews Ruben. They discuss the limitations of federated sidechains, talk about Chaumian ecash, and do a deep dive into the value of burning bitcoins to create tokens for spacechains. Hot stuff!
Jun 02, 2021
Immatour Elon
4695
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we have some catching up to do with the news. Topics includes American banks offering bitcoin through custody with NYDIG, Chinese miners suffering a crackdown from authorities, Blockfi’s very expensive affiliate payout error, and trying to untangle the mess of Elon’s tweets about bitcoin over the past few weeks.
May 26, 2021
Alex Gladstein's Neighbor Cuts Down A Tree While We Talk About Bitcoin vs Human Rights Abuses
5261
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we chat with special guest Alex Gladstein. Alex tells us about the efforts going on at the Human Rights Foundation where he works as Chief Strategy Officer. We get into bitcoin and other technology as a tool to free people from tyranny, the question of misplaced focus by many other human rights activist groups, and much more.
May 18, 2021
Alejandro de la Torre on Miner Taproot Signalling
4458
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Mario interviews Alejandro de la Torre of Poolin. We cover his time at btc.com, seeing the 2017 civil war from his insider perspective, and Poolin’s split away from Bitmain. We also dig into taproot signalling - the efforts to bridge communication gaps across cultures and industries, the firmware and node challenges for signalling, the unfortunate overlap of signalling and Chinese holidays, and what we as a community can do to encourage taproot activation in the coming weeks.
May 12, 2021
Ruff Consensus
5973
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk taproot signalling, theft on BSC DeFi platforms, and Charlie Munger surprising everyone with a perfectly nuanced take on bitcoin. We finish off trying to determine whether or not we should get rid of everyone's pets to save the environment. Probably, right?
May 04, 2021
Deathbed Jenkem
7151
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, learn about Blockstream’s mining security token, Tesla taking bitcoin profits, chaos in the Turkish bitcoin scene, Iran’s state adoption of BTC, the mysterious Monsieur Personne forging NFTs, and some game theory analysis of how you stop an environmentalist attacker from…erm…paying miners too much money?
Apr 27, 2021
Tickle Me Softly
6009
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, the whole gang is together again to talk about “China unbans bitcoin!”, the weekend flash crash, Coinbase execs selling into the IPO, Signal’s MobileCoin, Xinjiang power blackout affecting mining, and when it is and is not OK to tickle people.
Apr 20, 2021
One Night In Laser Eyes
6713
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, it's tabloid time! To help detox from Ruben and Eric Wall's technical deep dive last week, we take things easy by chatting about the latest cryptocurrency news from Snoop Dog, Paris Hilton, and John McAfee. We do get back to bitcoin again to talk tainted coins, the sale of bitcoindotcom, what constitutes a double-spend, the future relevancy of "not your keys, not your coins", and details about hash rate and mining.
Apr 10, 2021
L2 scaling in Ethereum and Bitcoin (w/ Eric Wall & Somsen)
7319
This week we're airing an epic two-hour conversation on L2 scaling between Somsen and Eric Wall. They cover the philosophical difference between Ethereum and Bitcoin, tBTC, zkrollups, the definition of sidechains, the role of SNARKs in blockchains, drivechains, statechains, spacechains, softchains, and whether burned bitcoins can act as collateral.
Mar 30, 2021
Hanging Tacos and Convex Plates
4775
On this (tangent-heavy) episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Colin and Mario talk Aker's dive into bitcoin, Filecoin's not-a-double-spend hack on Binance, Morgan Stanley gatekeeping its upcoming bitcoin support, and which of the Nic(k) Carters has the better Cardano take. Also, is it OK to buy a circle of land around someone's property and charge them exorbitant prices to leave?
Mar 24, 2021
Softchains with Somsen and More on Block Digest
6654
This week we're airing an episode of the Block Digest where Somsen talks about his new 2-way peg proposal called softchains, as well as interesting use cases for spacechains, how Ripple Pay (or 'hawala') could be enabled for Lightning, and a new method to split up a 24-word seed.
Mar 16, 2021
King of the Jade Empire (w/ Lawrence Nahum)
6063
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast we welcome Lawrence Nahum, founder of GreenAddress and Chief Architect at Blockstream, to do a deep dive on Blockstream Jade and Blockstream Green. We cover hardware security including secure elements and their alternatives, open-source supply chains, the nuances of airgappedness, and Blockstream's recent anti-exfil security mechanism. Digging into Blockstream Green, we go over the nature of deterministic wallets, private keys & recovery, 'instant confirmation' transactions, and the recent 'encrypted blob' for enhanced user privacy.
Mar 09, 2021
Have you heard of my lord and savior Cthulhu?
7581
On this episode of The Unhashed Podcast, we go on a lot of tangents. As a springboard for said tangents, we mention trillions in stimulus packages, Citibank calling bitcoin's tipping point, Colin's research on paper wallet theft, Craig Wright's latest legal facepalm, Blockstream anti-exfil technique, and Nvidia's attempts to placate its upset gamer customers. Listen to the end to find out whether or not you should talk to other people on planes, and when mempools will empty again.
Mar 02, 2021
ETF Rising
6590
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we are again joined by Mags, the loud librarian herself, to cover bcash delistings, microstrategy doubling down, Cryptopia's hacks (yes, that's plural), bull market company valuations, Nigeria's bitcoin ban, and the ins and outs of North America's first ETF launch. It gets a little gossipy at the end...we blame Mags for that.
Feb 24, 2021
Shroomchains
9311
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we take a break from out regular weekly news wrap-up. Instead, Mario and Ruben dig into fundamental questions about bitcoin - What gives it value? Can you care about "number go up" and not about censorship resistasnce? Do devs control bitcoin? For the second half of the show, we do a monster overview of all possible scaling avenues, from present working implementations (Liquid and Lightning Network), experimental projects (statechains), those still being researched (softchains, spacechains, drivechains, SNARKs), and the classic methods of blocksize increases and improvements to bitcoin script (like segwit and taproot). We finish off by announcing a new and totally novel scaling solution destined to solve the issue once and for all.
Feb 16, 2021
Well Endowed
6225
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we cover Doge pamping, Tesla picking up BTC, Slush Pool *not* censoring transactions, Ledn rolling out proof of reserves, another *shocking* DeFi exploit, and Randy McMillan's noble efforts to make bitcoin more widely accessible.
Feb 09, 2021
The Best Deadly Sin
6509
On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Bitmex Research released a blog post about the transaction fee gathering capability of Bitcoin miners, the wallstreetbets subreddit nearly bankrupted the Melvin capital hedgefund by pumping shares of popularly shorted stocks, Gemini has launched an interest-earning program called Gemini Earn, a vulnerability affecting earlier versions of Bitcoin Core was disclosed by Core contributor and developer Andrew Chow, and Elon Musk changed his twitter description to #Bitcoin and then cryptically tweeted, “In retrospect, it was inevitable”.
Feb 02, 2021
Even Clowns Can Wield Hurtful Hammers
5844
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we compare Harvard’s endowment with the Unhashed endowment, get bored by even more corporate BTC purchases, comment on wumpus’ role in the community, and why you should dump all your bitcoin because it can be double-spent now.
Jan 28, 2021
The Long and Short of It
3972
On this week's Unhashed Podcast: a record $3.7 billion worth of Bitcoin options are set to expire, Bloomberg reports that Creditors seeking to regain Bitcoin lost on the Japanese exchange Mt. Gox in 2014 have a chance to get their digital assets back before legal claims are settled, Janet Yellen is testifying to become the new Secretary of the Treasury, new ads have been seen popping up with click-baity titles for the Grayscale ETH fund, former prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper said bitcoin could potentially see use as a reserve currency, but it isn’t going to supplant the U.S. dollar, thousands of illicit Bitcoin mining machines were seized in Iran, and we discuss a lingering spam attack vector on the Lightning Network.
Jan 21, 2021
On Penis Flutes and Chastity Belts
5830
On this (very R-rated) episode of the Unhashed Podcast, guest-host CryptoMags joins us to talk proposed FinCEN KYC regulation & SkyBridge Capital's BTC position, debate Lighting Network nodes, and predict peak Wrapped BTC. As usual, we end on a raunchy note about hacked chastity belts and stuff found in our parents' bedrooms.
Jan 14, 2021
I am Peg
4614
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Ruben explains softchains, Russian hackers being Russian hackers at Livecoin, moar Ripple popcorn, and Blockstream launches a fully open-sourced hardware wallet. For the lightning round, what really *is* a sidechain, and how much would you pay to mindmeld with Bill Gates?
Jan 07, 2021
Bonobos, Bitcoin and Brightness
5296
On this episode of the unhashed podcast listen to ripple's security woes, our disappointment that Russell Okung's employers aren't speculating on BTC, boredom with big companies making large bitcoiner investments, and the best and worst of bitcoin in 2020 and 2021. Also, Ruben gets weird about bonobos and you'll learn things about light brightness.
Dec 31, 2020
Ripple Strikes Blue Oil Lawsuit
6497
On this week's Unhashed Podcast: Coinbase has filed for permission to have an IPO, Ripple sued by the SEC because XRP is a security, MicroStrategy purchased another $650M worth of BTC and Stodgy Mass Mutual bought $100M, Calvin Ayre is buying a small poor archipelago of around 15,000 people North of New Zealand for BSV, FinCEN released a notice that would require money businesses to verify the identity of customers with digital currencies “held in unhosted wallets”, Suredbits has devised a Discreet Log Contract for Difference to hold a USD position, and the stolen email and mailing addresses for Ledger cryptocurrency wallet users has appeared online.
Dec 24, 2020
Colin Aulds on Online Privacy, Bitcoin Self-Custody, and Cryptocurrency Adoption
3749
Colin Aulds of Privacy Pros, formerly known as BillFodl, and the Unhashed Podcast comes on the Digital Cash Network podcast to talk about privacy in cryptocurrency, from using VPNs to Faraday bags for phones and even hardware wallets. We also cover self-custody, and whether or not people should hold their own Bitcoin because of the risk of loss, or if they should trust other parties. Finally we go into the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and at what level will the average grandmother ever be comfortable holding their own keys.
Dec 19, 2020
Eating J.Lo
6331
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, there's no shortage of Bitcoin news: Bitonic taking the Dutch authorities to court, John Newbery launches Brink to fund core development, the Battle for P2SH, Square funding clean Bitcoin mining, and more institutions get involved. We round things off with a nice discussion about what each of us were to do if bitcoin failed, and the ethics of cannibalism. It gets about as weird as you expect it to.
Dec 11, 2020
Wasabi Flavored Privacy (w/ Adam Ficsor)
6100
On this week's Unhashed Podcast we are joined by Wasabi Wallet creator Adam Ficsor. We talk about how he got started working on Bitcoin, how Wasabi Wallet avoids needing a full node thanks to neutrino filters, The UI and protocol changes coming in Wasabi 2.0, the WabiSabi research paper, variable amount coinjoins in relation to the BCH CashFushion research, coinswaps, signature aggregation, confidential transactions, and we talk about the animosity between Samourai and Wasabi.
Dec 04, 2020
White Walkers & Polite DeFi Thieves
6137
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Colin, Mario, and Bryan discuss the advent of KYC on mined bitcoin transactions by BlockSeer and whether this presents the beginnings of a threat to bitcoin. We also enjoy the strangely cordial discussion between DeFi hackers and a "nurse" that they stole funds from. Meanwhile, Cred deals with liabilities of...well, they're not sure how much, but it's a LOT. On the brighter side of things, mining pool Poolin spearheads a miner-backed effort to support Taproot activation, hopefully an indication of a smoother update than experienced with SegWit.
Nov 20, 2020
$1M K-pop ICO Launch Party
5748
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: the US government seized $1B Silk Road Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV lost funds due to a foolish multisig bug which makes Colin laugh uncontrollably, crypto lending platform Cred files for bankruptcy with police investigation on-going, Bitmex Research publishes an article on the prevalence of Merge Mining, and Ruben shares his $1M kpop ICO launch party story while the crew reminisces over the best buffet they ever had.
Nov 12, 2020
Somsen on Blind Merged Mining
2659
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Somsen discusses "sidechains" for Bitcoin that do everything a separate blockchain can do, *except* storing value, or more specifically Blind Merged Mining and the Perpetual One-way Peg, in another guest appearance on the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado podcast.
Nov 05, 2020
ZK Snarks and Glittery Feet
4950
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we spent at least (barely) half the show talking about Bitcoin! After Ruben gives pointers on how to be a successful camgirl, we dive into the release of MuSig2, PayPal's foray into the world of bitcoin, trust-minimized lending on Liquid, and Ruben's explanation for ZK Snarks. As always, we finish off with a lightning round contemplating profound existential questions such as "how awesome is sneezing?"
Nov 03, 2020
Square puts $50M in Brainwallet
7465
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Square purchases $50M worth of bitcoin, File Coin accidentally allows the sale of testnet coins, Bitmex changes leadership, why brainwallets are bad, taproot gets merged, Justin Sun ruins Bittorrent, and Coinbase starts paying Core developers.
Oct 22, 2020
Don't NFTease Me (w/ Joe Looney)
5844
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we talk to guest Joe Looney about his creation, Rare Pepe, one of the first Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the space. We talk early days of Counterparty, why Ethereum took over the token game, the value of NFTs, and much more.
Oct 15, 2020
McAfee Dick Sashimi
5920
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: a patent involving the acceleration of cryptographic operations on elliptic curves has expired, timelocks on Bitcoin may not be as straightforward as they appear, an uncontrolled resource consumption and out-of-memory vulnerability in Bitcoin, MuSig-DN allows signers to generate their nonces deterministically, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong elaborates on the company's mission statement, John McAfee has been arrested and charged with tax evasion, and the founders of Bitmex have been charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act.
Oct 08, 2020
Van Somsen Sjorsnado (feat. Statechains)
2810
This week we're airing an episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado where our very own Ruben Somsen recently made an appearance to talk about statechains and related concepts such as federated sidechains, the Lightning Network, and payment pools. If you like our more technical content, then you'll also enjoy their podcast. We'll be back next week with a regular show.
Oct 01, 2020
Bitcoin ATMs everywhere
5965
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Leaked FinCEN documents detail that major banks were facilitating YUGE amounts of money laundering, the Norwegian oil fund owns 577.6 bitcoins by owning shares in MicroStrategy, Bitcoin “investment” company Mirror Trading International (MTI) is running a multi-level marketing scam, the bitcoin ATM industry has reached a milestone with over 10,000 machines installed worldwide, with the re-launch of tBTC over $1 billion in bitcoin is now tokenized on Ethereum, and Brazil’s Hashdex is teaming up with Nasdaq to bring the world’s first Bitcoin ETF to the Bermuda Stock Exchange.
Sep 24, 2020
Earning Interest on your Bitcoin (w/ Ledn.io)
5364
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we're joined by Ledn co-founders Adam Reeds and Mauricio Di Bartolomeo. We cover Ledn's bitcoin collateralized loans, interest accounts, and B2X leverage products. If you've ever wondered how interest is generated for bitcoin accounts, and wanted to understand what its risks are, this is the show for you.
Sep 18, 2020
Bitcoin Beta for Boomers (w/ Andy Edstrom)
6643
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Andy Edstrom joins us to talk about the financial case for Bitcoin. How do High Net Worth Investors think about Bitcoin? Is Bitcoin really a non-correlated asset and why is this important? And most importantly, what was Tim Draper thinking when he made his B-Cash sales pitch tweet?
Sep 10, 2020
The Lightningest Round (w/ MikeInSpace)
6021
On this, (sort of) centennial episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we have on long-time listener and Bitcoin media powerhouse MikeInSpace on to talk about...well nothing in particular. It's basically an extended lightning round where we pick at silly questions he's thrown at us on twitter over the last year and ask him just why he is the way that he is.

You'll also find out whether or not Mario survived his surgery.
Sep 04, 2020
When Maxis Shill ETH
6341
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Bitcoin Maximalists like Jameson Lopp and Alena Vranova are shilling an Ethereum compliance coin that they are advisors on. Is this a hypocrisy that calls into question their whole reputation or a big nothing burger (or something in the middle)?
Aug 26, 2020
Making Bitcoin Scripting More Accessible (w_ Sanket Kanjalkar)
7421
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Friend of the show and ex-Seoul Bitcoin Meetup member turned Blockstream researcher Sanket Kanjalkar joins the show to talk miniscript, which aims to make scripting in Bitcoin simpler.
Aug 22, 2020
Blockstream's Bitcoin Primer 4 (w_ Mario Gibney)
2641
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: due to technical difficulties, we are not able to record (and there frankly wasn’t much big news anyway). That’s why we are airing Mario’s final episode of his Bitcoin Primer series originally published to youtube by Blockstream.
Aug 14, 2020
Shitty Hardware Wallets (w_@NVK)
8009
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The Brazilian Waxer himself @NVK joins us to talk shitty hardware wallets, FUD vs responsible disclosure, copy-catting in the crypto space, fighting intellectual property battles, Ledger’s derivation path bug and email leak, the business of hardware wallets, the dangers of USB, and much more.
Aug 07, 2020
Death of the Dollar Hegemony_
3640
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Golden Sachs predicts a dollar dump, Ledger let’s customer data slip, and big tech is coming for you!
Jul 30, 2020
Glory Holes and Soft Forks
5089
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Paypal may integrate buying and selling Bitcoin soon, The Canadian Government wants you to use glory holes to social distance while having sex, and soft forks, soft forks, SOFT FORKS GALORE!
Jul 22, 2020
Cold Storage Done Right (and Wrong) w. JW Weatherman
6975
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: JW Weatherman joins us to talk about accidental uploads to sex therapy youtube channels, incompetance and bad business models at Casa, and his own version of cold storage: Yeti Cold!
Jul 17, 2020
Shitcoiner for President
4394
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Bitcoin gets funding out the ass! Shitcoine and First Kiddie Fiddler Brock Pierce announces his independent run for president. And…Hamas has raised a laughable amount of money in crypto. Is this good or bad?
Jul 10, 2020
Casa's Wallet of Total Trust
5310
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Blockstream’s liquid bridge is bugged, Lightning Network may be vulnerable to an easy attack, and Casa’s Jameson Lopp is shilling their wallet without being upfront about the 100% trust assumptions you must make with Casa to use it or even their 2-of-3 product. On top of this, there is no mnemonic…but at least google gets to hold your backup, right?!
Jul 03, 2020
The Tiger King of Crypto
7420
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: we talk crypto Tiger King with Magdalena Gronowska. How did the founder of Quadriga cause such a colossal fuck up. How did he hide these fuckups for so long? And how did the Canadian Tax service not see these red flags years ahead of time?
Jun 27, 2020
Ruben's Swann Song
6994
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: we are gone! But we still have an episode for you all. Our very own Ruben Somsen sat down with Guy Swann over at Bitcoin Audible to discuss Statechains and Bitcoin tech. Guy asks some great questions and he happens to be a supporter of the show, so show him some love and subscribe to his podcast!
Jun 18, 2020
Coinbase Gestapo Wants to Spy on You
4370
On this Week's Episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Coinbase whores itself out to the IRS and the DEA. Interpol admits that Coinjoins are making it very difficult for them to track transactions. And...Kraken will soon offer lightning support.
Jun 11, 2020
The End of Bitcoin (w_ Hasu)
6229
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Ruben and Mario talk with fan favorite Hasu. They discuss if Bitcoin can survive a Bitcoin standard, if custodial services will crowd out users for block space, what drives growth for a custodial banking layer, and how Bitcoin can avoid a negative outcome.
Jun 04, 2020
Another Porno Shitcoin
4449
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: An AI creates the most cogent sounding white paper we’ve ever read. Iran is facing even stricter capital controls and Bitcoin regs. And…there is another Porn based shitcoin!
May 28, 2020
BlockFi's Sim Swap Blues
5031
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Bitmex shits on Eth 2.0 and for good reason! Blockfi is hacked - and via Sim Swapping...smg. And...JK Rowling gets the full force of Bitcoin Twitter dumped on her.
May 22, 2020
It's Halvening!
5747
In this Episode of the Unhashed Podcast: the halvening happened - and nothing much else really did. Paul Tudor Jones becomes a Bitcoin Household name. And…Iran is ravaged by crippling hyperinflation. Can their new currency save them?
May 15, 2020
Blockstream's Bitcoin Primer Ep. 3
3589
This week we couldn’t make the regular show happen which is why we are continuing with Mario’s Bitcoin Explainer series from Blockstream. We will be back next week with a normal episode. Enjoy the Bitcoin bull run while it lasts!
May 08, 2020
Libertarian Street Cred (with Peter McCormack)
4762
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: We talk Libertarian street cred with Peter McCormack. What sort of journalistic responsibility do podcasters in this space have, and what does that even look like? And…is there such a thing as a third side of the pillow? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this weeks episode of the Unhashed Podcast.
May 01, 2020
The Ghost of Toni Lane Casserly
5286
Apr 24, 2020
That Episode With Leo Wandersleb In It
5797
Apr 17, 2020
Canadian Dollar Gift Cards
5831
Apr 11, 2020
Statechains Incoming
4984
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The IRS finally speaks on their arrest of Larry Harmon of dropbit, patting themselves on the back for another pointless arrest that will send more people to Coinjoins. Where will they go from here? Consensus has been cancelled. Boohoo...And...Someone is finally implementing Statechains! But does Ruben approve of the way his baby is being implemented?
Apr 03, 2020
Trillion Dollar Bills, Ya'll
4789
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The US Mint is considering issuing two $1 Trillion dollar Platinum coins that the Fed would purchase to cover the monster stimulus package passed by congress to fight against COVID19. But is there enough platinum in the world to act as specie? There is a troll miner in the midst of the BSV blockchain. Is a lawsuit coming if the miner’s identity is discovered? And...does the unhashed podcast have what it takes to create the most accurate TA telegram channel on the internet? 
Mar 27, 2020
Money Printer Go Brrrr
6233
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Institutions are unloading bitcoin, making an uncorrelated asset look very correlated. Were we all wrong about this? Hashrate is way down and it’s hitting chinese miners hardest. Are other miners next? And...the Fed announced quietly that it is moving towards an “ample reserves regime” with a 0% reserve ratio. Stocks proceeded to fall even further, despite the Fed’s best efforts to prop up the market. What sort of tricks do they have left in their bag at this point?
Mar 21, 2020
Canceled By Corona
4617
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Bitcoin2020 is cancelled! Will the entire cast of Unhashed ever be in the same room or is the universe conspiring against us? Frances Coppola has finally produced something of value other than a mediocre bottle of wine and a classic mafia film. Is she starting to finally make sense on Blockchain? And...India removed its restrictions on buying crypto, citing it as unconstitutional. Does this mean Bitcoin can replace black money?
Mar 13, 2020
Hostile Takeover
4856
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The steem blockchain was just subject to a hostile takeover by Justin Sun of Tron. Can Jeff Bridges save the old validators now? Scammers have been impersonating coindesk staff in order to extract money out of unsuspecting merchants. Have you ever been curious how we would use this evil super power were we given the chance? And...Trace Mayer is getting the brunt of Bitcoin hate for shilling MimbleWimbleCoin, a discount version of the Grin chain. Whos grinning now?
Mar 06, 2020
Bryan on Vlad Costea's Bitcoin Takeover Podcast
5539
On this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast: We had technical difficulties with a guest this week, which sort of ate up all our time to record. We are pushing that episode to next week. However, we haven’t left you hanging. This week we bring you Bryan’s interview on Vlad Costea’s podcast Bitcoin Takeover. They discuss wallet security, metal backups, way’s that value can be added without changing design, and more.
Feb 28, 2020
Splits and Pauses
5067
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The price of Popcorn is up 5% this week as news hits of another imminent BCH split. Who will get the last laugh in the ongoing drama of Bitcoin chain splits? Iota paused its chain this week after a hack was revealed. Is this a clever way to exit scam or do these functions actually serve some limited purpose? And...Microsoft is developing digital identity on a second layer of Bitcoin. Will someone finally do this right, or this use case just inherently a dud?
Feb 20, 2020
Avoiding Address Reuse IRL
4579
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Researchers at MIT think they have invented the lightning network again. When will they find out they are a few years too late? Mastercard stabs Facebook’s back, calling Libra stupid. Can this project be any more dead? And...Mario is missing this week as he is taking avoiding address re-use to a whole new level. Is Mario actually the king of OpSec?
Feb 14, 2020
Unsubstantiated Claims (with Ragnar Lifthrasir)
5624
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Ragnar Lifthrasir is on the show to talk unsubstantiated claims. Can Bitcoin cure inequality or is it fueling it? Are there too many mops in Bitcoin for the community to really think clearly? And...is Saifedeen Amous good or bad for Bitcoin?
Feb 04, 2020
Bcash - Rise of the Cartels
3376
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Jihan Wu and Roger Ver attempt to form a cartel to divert money away from the bcash block reward to a Hong Kong entity, but can the cartel last amid concerns of a chain split? Taproot has been assigned BIP numbers! Does this mean my hopes of forming a metal band with the same name will now be outranked in google? And...Bitcoin Gold experienced a double-spend; Does this give a whole new meaning to alchemy?
Jan 30, 2020
Old Man Yells at Wallet
4269
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Peter Schiff’s wallet corrupted! Or at least thats what he thinks happened. Will Schiff ever get behind Bitcoin or will the Gold Bug King always be destined to shill his bag of rocks? Fidelity is expanding its mining operations, which it started in 2017. Which makes us wonder: what commodity will it go into mining next? And...Square Crypto is not just handing out grants to third party Bitcoin devs anymore. Instead they are throwing some money at releasing their own “lightning dev kit”. But will this just be re-inventing the wheel when others have done it better?
Jan 23, 2020
Doubling Down on Shitcoins
4031
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Craig Wright’s bonded courier never showed up to deliver the missing multi-sig keys to his alleged fortune. Did he go the way of Jeff Epstein at the hands of Blockstream or was Craig just lying? It turns out that crypto was less volatile than both the S&P500 and Gold in 2019. But will it keep this stability up or go on another run like 2017? And...Bryan Armstrong is doubling down on shitcoins, but does he really believe in the decentralize everything mission or is he just shilling his own bag?
Jan 17, 2020
Bitcoin Bonkers in South America
5028
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Mario is out sick! Wish him well. In other news, why is South America going coocoo for Bitcoin? Has math proved that 6 confirmations are far too many to be safe? And…is Lightning Network totally inefficient?
Jan 09, 2020
Ruben on Blind Merge Mining (Block Digest Podcast)
5025
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: WE ARE ALL GONE FOR THE LAST TIME! But...that doesn't mean we don't have an episode for you. This week, we are rebroadcasting Block Digest’s special edition podcast episode interviewing our very own Ruben Somsen. We will be back next week all together like usual and ready to hit it hard in 2020! See you on the other side. Check out block digest’s website and follow Shinobius and Janine on twitter.

Follow Block digest on twitter.
Jan 02, 2020
Blockstream's Bitcoin Primer Part 2
1516
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: WE ARE ALL GONE AGAIN! But...that doesn't mean we don't have an episode for you. This week, we are rebroadcasting Blockstream's Bitcoin primer Episode 2, presented by our very own Mario Gibney! Even podcast hosts need breaks sometimes, so we are taking a few weeks off for the holidays, but not to worry - we will still be delivering some episodes for you all to listen to for Christmas!
Dec 26, 2019
Blockstream's Bitcoin Primer Ep. 1
2613
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: WE ARE ALL GONE! But...that doesn't mean we don't have an episode for you. This week, we are rebroadcasting Blockstream's Bitcoin primer Episode, presented by our very own Mario Gibney! It's a beginner level episode, but its the first of many. Even podcast hosts need breaks sometimes, so we are taking a few weeks off for the holidays, but not to worry - we will still be delivering some episodes for you all to listen to for Christmas!
Dec 19, 2019
Deprecating Mike Hearn's _Features_
4062
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: A new version of Bitcoin core has been released! What features from the Mike Hearn Days are being deprecated this time? A dev from spain thinks address reuse isn’t such a bad thing after (provided its implemented correctly), but will his idea impress Ruben? And...Peter Wuille offered some thoughts on Confidential Transactions! Are they everything the community has made them out to be and if not, what sorts of tradeoffs will we need to make if we want to implement them?
Dec 12, 2019
Privacy On Open Networks (w_ Adam Gibson)
5481
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Bryan and Ruben talk open network privacy with cryptographic researcher Adam Gibson.
Dec 05, 2019
Shape Shifting Into Shitcoins
5918
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Shapeshift goes all in on shitcoins! But will this idea succeed where cheap keepkey’s have failed? Fold launches a sats back app boasting partners like dominoes pizza and delta airlines. But is value add to the merchants really worth the cost? And...Vitalik published an update to his 2014 article outlining the hard problems of crypto, but are the concerns of the Eth community really worth tackling?
Nov 27, 2019
Junseth On Efficient Markets Hypothesis
6582
On this episode on the Unhashed Podcast: We switch things up a bit and have on Joshua Unseth (aka Junseth) of Bitcoin Uncensored fame. We discuss the merits of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, the stereotype of the Florida man, and how to include bitcoin in an indexed portfolio.

(preview: should you index scams?)
Nov 21, 2019
Mining On Riot's Credit Card
3913
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Colin absent, so it’s no surprise all the nicknames in the intro were more or less completely botched. We also finally discover who the victim of the AWS mining operation was, being none other than riot games co-founder Marc Merrill. What prevented Amazon and Riot from figuring this out sooner? And...decentralized and encrypted chat is now possible using the lightning network. What sorts of naughty messages should Mario send Ruben when no one is looking?
Nov 14, 2019
Ruben on The Lightning Junkies Podcast
4815
This week, we are rebroadcasting an Interview Ruben did with The Lightning Junkies Podcast.
Nov 07, 2019
Winnie the Pooh and Bitcoin Too!
5222
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Is Winnie the Pooh the best thing to happen to the bitcoin price all year long or is China’s blockchain craze another non-sequitur? Now that Crypto Capital is completely fucked, are there any other Drug cartel money launderers than Bitfinex can turn to for banking services? And...Bitmain is back with a brand new mining farm in Texas! But the real question is: what did they do with their giant bag of Bitcoin Cash?
Nov 01, 2019
When the Block Reward Expires (w/ Hasu)
7316
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: We have the one and only Hasu who has recently co-written a new Bitcoin related research paper. Is the Bitcoin block reward more important than we think it is? What are the implications of a Bitcoin without one? And...in 2014, which layer will handle our coffee purchases?
Oct 24, 2019
Tax, Fines, and Regulation (w_ Rafael Yacobi)
5385
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: we have Rafael Yacobi of TheCryptoLawyers.com to discuss all things regulatory with us. Was Block One’s settlement with the SEC fair? What factors actually motivate the SEC to come after you as opposed to the ones they claim? And...is the recent IRS tax guidance a malicious attack on Bitcoin or just the result of institutional incompetence and a lack of understanding?
Oct 17, 2019
The $1.4 Trillion Lawsuit
5394
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Gregory Maxwell thinks 51% attacks are overblown, so what threats should we focus on mitigating instead? Block.One, the company behind the $4 billion behemoth ICO EOS has been fined a paltry $24 million. Is their rumored plan for another coin launch a damn near certainty at this point? And...iFinex, the company behind Bitfinex and Tether are looking at a $1.4 trillion lawsuit in relation to their reserve claims being debunked. Is this a righteous outcome or totally overblown?
Oct 11, 2019
The ESRB of Crypto
3227
Mark Cuban thinks Bitcoin can never be used as currency, so why is he accepting it at his Maverick’s basketball stadium? Coinbase, Kraken, and Circle have teamed up to create a crypto ratings board, but is this just the crypto equivalent of the ESRB, meant to stave off regulations from outsiders? And...A mining farmed believed to be owned by innosillicon caught fire this week, prompting many to wonder, “Is this what caused the recent 2 hour block time?”
Oct 03, 2019
Bakkt Launches and the Fed Traunches
4932
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bakkt launches to a small crowd; is there just no interest or are institutional firms just extremely hesitant to dip their toes in the water until they know bakkt is secure? Bobby Lee is back with a very strange new…“hardware wallet”? Is this just a way to cash in on his name or is this thing worth hodling on? And...Binance is now back in compliance with US regulatory bodies and American customers can now trade on the exchange once again, but is another compliant KYC infested exchange really worth getting excited about?
Sep 25, 2019
Hodl Hodl Open Sourcing to Combat KYC
4322
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Iran and Inner Mongolia have both made official statements about the practice of crypto mining within their jurisdictions, but would Bitcoin be better off without such recognition? Bitpay will soon accept Ethereum. It doesn’t matter though because BTC Pay Server will make them obsolete anyway. And...Ruben made a post on the Bitcoin Mailing List about his proof of work fraud proofs; but can he prove it?
Sep 19, 2019
We're Approaching Hashrates That Shouldn't Even Be Possible
5519
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Who will hodl your custodial coins better? Coinbase or Bakkt? Andreas Antonapoulous is writing a book on the lightning network, but will Bitcoiners ever forgive him for the sin of his Ethereum book? And...the hashrate on the Bitcoin blockchain has reached an all time high, but does this number really matter at this point?
Sep 12, 2019
Bitcoin Is...Expensive
4292
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Local Bitcoins has extended its KYC requirements even further. Is this an attempt to get ahead of compliance in order to survive or just an instutional act of seppuku? Colin went to BitcoinIs, a conference aimed at the btc curious, but can a conference asking for $100 a ticket ever attract anyone but a hardcore bitcoiner? And…#Faketoshi has dug himself in the hole even deeper, so just how deep will this hole go?
Sep 05, 2019
Derosian Troll Wars
6744
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bryan recounts his time at BitBlockBoom Conference. Does @bitstein’s talk imply meme warfare has reached peak #derosian tactics? Square just hired Matt Corallo which has us wondering what exactly does a company like square have in mind for someone like Matt who could otherwise do whatever he wants? And...The magical crypto friends and key executives at Casa have invested and taken founders rewards in an ERC20 token backed exchange, going against years of ETH antagonism. Is nothing sacred?
Aug 29, 2019
Multiple Universe Consensus Algorithms (feat. Samson Mow)
4013
On this week's episode of the Unhashed Podcast: We've got Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream to talk about their latest venture into mining. How can we best decentralize mining, even if it is imperfect? How will we keep running the Bitcoin blockchain when human beings are able to live in multiple universes light years away from each other? And...why does Samson love it so much when you sing happy birthday to him?
Aug 23, 2019
Hong Kong Protests (ft. Leo Weese)
6026
On this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Leo Weese of the Hong Kong Bitcoin Association joins us to fill us in on everything that is happening in Hong Kong and its struggle to remain free of China’s jackboot. What is the end game for China and Hong Kong, and what are the incentives at play? How has the protest affected everyday life compared to previous protests and what makes this one different? And...how is this conflict affecting Bitcoin?
Aug 15, 2019
Trade Wars and Bitcoin Sours
5961
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Shit is hitting the fan hard in Hong Kong, and both the HKD and the CNY are dropping considerably to the dollar. The question is: is this good for Bitcoin? $10-30M of Tether is flowing out of Russia and into China everyday. Do Chinese business men really prefer Tether to BTC? We just hit the 2 year anniversary of the User Activated Soft Fork on the Bitcoin Network. To What degree did ASICBoost play a role?
Aug 10, 2019
Angering the #XRPArmy
6220
On this episode of the unhashed podcast: Bitcoin rewards platform Lolli was embroiled in a bit of a stink earlier this week. On the advice of their council, they trademarked the phrase “Stacking Sats” in what they called a defensive stance against bad actors using the phrase, which makes me wonder: should I trademark all of the co-hosts nicknames before they are used against us? We pissed off the XRP army by using their blockchain to store podcast soubnd files. What other possible use cases should centralized blockchains not allow its users to do? And...move over Daniel Craig! Is Bitcoin just a giant layer cake?
Aug 01, 2019
Coinbase Deprecates the Shitcoin Bundle
5894
On this episode of the unhashed podcast, Mario returns to the show from his month-long vision quest, but will we actually cut him out of the podcast will? Ruben tries to teach us everything he knows about drivechains so we aren’t totally lost after the last episode with Paul Sports, but will it ever be possible for us chimps to understand what Paul is proposing? And...is Veriblock just professionally spamming the bitcoin network...and even if it is, might that be a good thing?
Jul 25, 2019
That Episode with Paul Sztorc In It
7229
In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Mario is still gone but we have something that is obviously better (cuz what could be worse amirite?) Paul spork is on the show today and he’s here to talk peer-to-peer oracles and prediction markets, but can you predict what his opinion will be on whether or not dogecoin is a sidechain of litecoin?
Jul 19, 2019
Artisanal Hashing
5003
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast:
Grayscale controls over $2 billion in BTC assets. What are the ramifications of such a large holding and how might Grayscale leverage that power? Someone has put an old Nasa guidance computer from the moon landings to good use mining Bitcoin. But are hand calculations going to be the latest trend in artisanal hashing? And...use of Bitcoin to purchase illegal goods is up from last year according chainalysis. But does anyone really care at this point?
Jul 11, 2019
Bitcoin2019 - In Review
5543
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I was in SF for Bitcoin2019. What scammy ICO do you think i went off on hardest? The Bank of International Settlements has predicted that many central banks may soon issue their own digital currencies (as if their currencies aren’t mostly already digital). Will this change of perspective be a good thing for Bitcoin? And...a new survey of the Bitcoin blockchain from Delphi Digital has revealed that the vast majority of bitcoin dumpers have only been hodling for 3-6 months? What does this mean for volatility going forward and will long term hodlers remain hodlers themselves?
Jul 06, 2019
Zuckerberg's Shitcoin
6063
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Facebook unveiled Libra, a blockchain that promises to bring the internet of money to the masses, but are there crippling aspects to the coin that make even the best case scenario a centralized and trustful mess? Bryan challenges the almighty dollar amidst a crowd of NATO dignitaries. How do you think that will go over. And...Craig Wright has been ordered to appear in court with Ira Kleiman. What sorts of revelations do IRA’s lawyers have hiding up their sleeves?
Jun 28, 2019
How to Resist China's Jackboot (feat. Bitcoin)
5059
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Bryan has run off to elope with a Finnish Diplomat and Ruben might be dead?! Bitmain is suing several of its old executives for violating a non-compete when they started Poolin, which begs the question: are mining pools the digital equivalent of grocery stores? And...Protests in Hong Kong keep heating up and so does the weekly volume on LocalBitcoins, but is Bitcoin really the currency of choice for anti-establishment Hong Kongers?
Jun 20, 2019
Open Networks Always Win
4930
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I am gone one more time - will that ever stop me from appearing at the beginning of every episode? I don’t think so! The stolen Bitfinex loot is now on the move! Did the hackers just lose their private key and recently discover it or are they just extremely patient? And...Adam Back spoke at the G20 summit. Do open networks always win as he claims or is there more to the story?
Jun 13, 2019
Explaining Liquid @ London Bitcoin Devs Meetup
4146
This episode is a little different - due to scheduling constraints we are delivering to you a speech from our very own Mario Gibney given to the London Bitcoin Devs Meetup back in December of 2018. You can see other speeches given at their meetup here.

We will be back to our regular scheduled programming next week (minus Ruben most likely). Talk soon!
Jun 07, 2019
The Most Permissive MemPool
5996
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: I am not here today because well I slept through the recording. Will my cohosts fire me forever or just relegate me to writing and performing these intros for eternity? Bitcoin cash experienced a scheduled hard fork, but a not so scheduled $1.3 million double spend attack. With a mempool this permissive, is this the chain for low-tech libertines? And...facebook is planning on releasing its own shitcoin. Will this be good or bad for bitcoin?
May 30, 2019
The Changing of the Narrative
5526
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Joseph Stiglitz says we should shut all the cryptocurrencies down. Is Tron proving just how possible that may be in some cases? US Congressmen are now actually urging their colleagues to take the threat that Bitcoin poses to their power seriously. One has to wonder: if they can’t beat us, how long until they join us? And...Blockstream has announced that Liquid Securities is ready to go live. Is this just a ruse to take market the shitcoin market share away from Ethereum or is there something more to the platform?
May 23, 2019
The Very Rich, Very Patient Binance Hacker
4464
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Binance has been hacked, and its spurred on a serious conversation about the ethos of the network in terms of reorg. What are the values of Bitcoin? A market of technically feasible bribery or a commitment to immutability? Ryan Selkis has put in a request for a freedom of information grant regarding the discount Ripple offered its enterprise clients. A motion that was denied by the state of new York. Is this perfectly innocent or does this indicate a deeply corrupt alliance with their board member Banjamin Lawsky? And...the taproot and tapscript BIPs have officially hit the Bitcoin Dev Mailing List. But when will the taproot band go on tour again?
May 16, 2019
The DAO of Bisq
5369
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: We have something a little different in store. If you only like listening to our standard episodes, this one may not be for you, but I think you should stick around and give it a try. We have Steve Jain of Bisq on the air with us to discuss our coverage of the ne DAO, their BSQ coin, and how we could have done a better job. We also cover the complexities of anticipating the game theory of speculative assets, and how this affects projects like these with even the best intentions. Steve was a real gallant participant, and the topics are wide-ranging so I think you’ll enjoy sticking around for this out of the ordinary episode.
May 09, 2019
The Tether Came Loose (with Nic Carter)
5428
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Bitfinex and Tether are under the gun AGAIN! But are the alarmists right to sound the gongs this time? Someone has been stealing ETH from wallets with private keys of...1. Yes that’s right. Not just 1 but many people are using the a private key of 1 to store their Eth and someone decided they would take it. Could there be a dumber private key? And...the bitcoin blockchains fees are now more valuable than the bitcoin cash block rewards. Does this spell certain doom for bitcoin due to its relatively high fees, or is that line of thinking just a reformulation of the classic Yogi beara line “No one goes there anymore; it’s too crowded”? Nic Carter joins us this week, so get ready!

One Final Note:

Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
May 03, 2019
Mickey Sets His Eyes On Bitcoin
5806
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: FinCEN just announced its first ever penalty on a “crypto exchange”, but in reality the guilty party was just a power crypto trader. Is this going to be the new normal in the crypto space, with regulatory agencies acting a de facto muscle man for the larger more formal trading platforms? Bisq is finally launching its allegedly long-awaited DAO. Is this just more shitcoin bullshit or a clever ruse to make regulating the DEX more difficult? And...Can Disney do for Bitcoin what it did for itself by making congress its bitch in the realm of IP protectionism?

Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Apr 25, 2019
Prepare For The Delist-ening
6754
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: A bitcoin treasure hunt! Can you bind back the pieces of the million dollar secret using Shamir’s Secret spell? Paxful beefs up KYC and AML with biometrics. What’s next? Gut biome analysis with a fecal sample? And...Bitcoin Satoshis Vision is finally getting the delisting it deserves, but is it for the right reason? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast. See you on the other side.

Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Apr 22, 2019
What Peter Did (with Peter McCormack)
4672
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast:Peter “The Pistol” McCormack of What Bitcoin Did joins us to discuss maximalism, dialogue with those you disagree with, and dealing with the pressure of internet mobs. Also, what would happen to the Bitcoin blockchain if fees ever got to $1,000 per tx? Would maximalists change their tune about block sizes or would the experience be minimized by the addition of channel factories? And...the SEC has finally published guidance for crypto companies on the question of whether or not their coin is a security. But can the SEC publish guidance on if the coin is shitcoin or not? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast.One Final Note:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Apr 11, 2019
KYC. AML. SMH.
6502
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: LocalBitcoins.com has announced great news! That is, if you’re a Finnish lawmaker or a Bitcoiner strangely worried about the fact that you are anonymous on the platform. They’ll be adding KYC and AML thanks toa  new law forcing the measures on the platform. How will we Bitcoiners buy and sell bitcoin without being tracked every step of the way now that localbitcoins is basically just a regular exchange except more expensive and less convenient? “Oh Canada!” can now lay claim to the first city now accepting Bitcoin as payment for personal income taxes. Do more and more announcements like these deal a blow to the Krugman style arguments that a fiat currency derives its value from its ability to pay men with guns not to hurt you?And...Peter Todd thinks it might have been a good idea to build in a permanent miner reward when Bitcoin was created, causing a controversy inside crypto twitter, which begs the question: is an uncapped bitcoin really worse than the fiat alternative?Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Apr 04, 2019
Pump Up the Volume
5572
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: This week, more than one research firm published reports about the true trading volumes of several of the largest exchanges, like binance and coinbene. Is this a sign of fraud or is pumping up the volume just the sign of a good time Peter McCormack is taking shit over having on Erik Vorhees on his show What Bitcoin Did and not challenging him enough. Are maximalists turning into the Bitcoin equivalent of social justice warriors by calling for the deplatforming of prominent yet hated people in the community or is ignoring stupidity the best way forward? And...the Bitmain IPO has officially died. Is this a grim omen of the things to come for Bitmain or can they keep it together long enough for the new leadership to turn the ship around and buy some good will among bitcoiners once more?0:00:00 Introduction0:03:03 Studies Indicate Fake Trading Volume0:22:40 Maximalism and Deplatforming0:33:05 Amary Sechet leaves Bitcoin Unlimited dev team0:40:21 Bitcoin IPO Filing Expires0:47:07 Blockstream Green1:00:29 ICOMG - Sponsy1:10:03 Lightning RoundMake sure to check out Billfodl for all your hardware wallet backup needs
Mar 28, 2019
Shitcoin or KPOP Band?
5218
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: The NSA has open sourced their proprietary malware decompiler Ghidra. Was this worth all the privacy we’ve given up over the years? Craig Wright has left twitter, but will he stay left? And…Mark Karpeles is found innocent of all charges except for for records tampering which makes him unlikely to serve any more time. But it makes us wonder: did the 6 months he spent in solitary confinement serve as more than enough punishment?
Mar 21, 2019
Live From the Belly of the Lizard Den
3408
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Bryan and Colin Visit Blockstream, home of the evil Keynesian lizard coders responsible for hijacking Bitcoin and forking from Satoshi’s Vision. We talk with resident lizard person and human overseer (and regular co-host of the show) Mario Gibney about world domination, drinking the blood of virgins, gay frogs, and how to prevent the rest of humanity form learning that the earth is actually flat. 
Mar 14, 2019
Confidential Netting
3208
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, well…it didn’t go as planned. We had a guest lined up, but the technical end just didn’t work out very well. Not to worry though!  Ruben Somsen has come to our rescure to make sure you guys still get your weekly fix of Unhashed goodness. This one is a little technical, so strap in, grab a Mountain Dew Red Zone, and put your thinking cap on. Enjoy!One Final Note:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Mar 08, 2019
Tinker, Tailor, Coinbase, Spy
7376
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Coinbase is embroiled in all sorts of new controversies. Are they under paying their bug bounty hunters while also over-stacking their chainalysis efforts? And what does this mean for privacy (or what little there is left) on the platform going forward? Musig has just been revealed, but what is it? a new release from blockstream that improves multisig or a really uncreative name for a brand new, ultra-powerful pokemon with a nasty tobacco habit? And...Roger Ver has officially announced that he will be announcing an announcement that he will announce his becoming an advisor to a second shitcoin. Can livencoin or livencoin or livencoin or whatever the fuck its called achieve instant pee-to-peer transactions better than BCH could and is his endorsement an admittance that BCH failed?And...Don't forget to check out Billfodl for all your hardware wallet backup needs
Feb 28, 2019
The Everyday Trauma of an Open Source Project Leader (w/ @Fluffy Pony)
7083
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Colin is absent, however that doesn’t stop the rest of the crew from botching Fluffy Pony’s last name as he joins as this week’s guest. How do you pronounce it anyway? Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says JPM Coin misses the point of cryptocurrencies. Is he just accidently right or is he simply trying to FUD XRP’s biggest competitor in the centralized shitcoin market? And...Fluffy Pony tells us what he thinks a sidechain is and isn’t, which makes us wonder: is it safe to say that Dogecoin is a sidechain of Litecoin? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast.Time Stamps: 0:00:00 Introduction 0:03:29 JPMorgan Coin 0:10:27 Ripple comments on JPM coin 0:27:52 SALT lending in trouble with SEC 0:36:43 Monero Mining Malware targeting cloud servers 0:45:29 TARI 1:11:22 ICO: Bitmari 1:20:05 Lightning RoundOne Final Note:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Feb 21, 2019
Tibanne: Teh RecOrd keEpinG caT
5528
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Who deserves the Lightning Torch next? And will Billfodl ever get their chance to carry the flame? Apparently confidential transactions weren’t enough for Litecoin, as Charlie Lee is now supposedly courting the Beam team about implementing mimblewimble into his coin. What new flashy tech will Satoshilite suggest implementing next? And...if you are so sure no one noticed that coin breaking bug in your protocol does that mean no one gives a shit about it anymore?Time Stamps:0:00:00 Introduction0:02:59 Corrections/Clarifications about NEM from last week0:09:00 Clarification about CT on Monero0:10:55 QuadrigaCX - Peter Todd clarifies how paying recipients with depositors is normal exchange operation, and not necessarily indicative of a lack of cold storage funds0:15:40 Legal proceedings about 0:21:09 Lightning Torch0:24:15 Litecoin Adding Mimblewimble?0:29:41 Karpeles' cat accounting0:37:25 ZCash vulnerability0:53:30 FitVitalik1:01:10 Lightning RoundOne Final Note: Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved. 
Feb 14, 2019
Dear Customers, We Don't Know Where Your Coins Are.
6836
In this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Charlie Lee wants to add confidential transactions to Litecoin. Is this just Litecoin further acting as a test bed for Bitcoin or are they trying to distinguish themselves by attempting to one up their big brother? Canadian Exchange Quadriga is never ending source of news and drama as of late. Is the CEO pulling an Elvis and faking his death to exit scam with the money or were they just another shoddily run exchange that had everyone fooled? And...has Pieter Wuille come up with Esperanto equivalent of bitcoin scripting? 0:00:00 Episode Summary
0:01:49 Introduction
0:04:05 Litecoin Adding Confidential Transactions?
0:18:10 Difference between Coinjoin and Confidential Transactions
0:21:21 QuadrigaCX "Liquidity Issues"
0:49:50 NEM Foundation on brink of Insolvency
1:05:33 Miniscript
1:12:23 ICO, My God They're Serious - XYO
1:25:50 Lightning RoundMake sure to check out Billfodl for all your hardware wallet backup needs
Feb 07, 2019
Szabo's Law and Zamfir's Hubris
5596
Hello Bitcoiners, in this episode of The Unhashed Podcast: Vlad Zamfir of the Ethereum Foundation is taking Nick Szabo to task for what he calls “Szabo’s Law”. Is this just a PR stunt for a new coin in 2019 or is Vlad just clueless about the point of a blockchain? Bitcoin volume in Venezuela hits a near all-time high as Maduro faces increasing pressure at home and abroad. But is Bitcoin all it’s Caracased up to be in the country? And...friend of the show Sanket Kanjalkar along with andrew Miller has released a new academic paper attacking vulnerabilities in many Proof of Stake blockchains. Are the issues outlined within the paper just specific to those chains or is there something more critically wrong with POS altogether? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast. See you on the other side.
Jan 31, 2019
Smile! Grin Is Here.
5319
Hello Bitcoiners!In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Neutrino is causing some major debate on crypto twitter and one previous guest of this show anticipates these arguments to become more common now that bitcoin cash is persona non grata. Derose has been right before. Is he right about this too? Smile! The Grin blockchain is officially live and prices are swinging all over the place. Price is one thing, but does the coin have anything cool to offer in the way of actual tech and is it better than Bitcoin? And...is carlos matos twitter feed the best kept secret in crypto day trading. Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of The Unhashed Podcast.One Final Note:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved. 
Jan 24, 2019
Bitmain Bites the Dust
4663
Hello Bitcoiners!In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: Will Bitmain continue to founder and close more of its doors internationally, or might they find someone to dump their BCH bags on before its too late? The winklevoss twins have come out of the shadows to let us know more about what they meant when they posted those controversial Gemini signs. But...what this just a giant GUSD pump? And...is bitcoin real or synthetic? And would you ever eat a synthetic filet mignon?
Jan 17, 2019
Server Fire or Total Exit Scam?
4849
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: The bitcoin blockchain transaction fees just hit a 3-year-low despite increased tx output. Should bitcoin go ahead and follow bitcoin cash’s lead and increase the block size just to be safe or is this debate finally kaput? The Etherieum classic chain just experienced a 100 block reorg attack. What does that mean for bitcoin forks, most of which make up an even smaller percent of the hashing power of their respective algorithm And...as more details of the singaporean exchange BiteBTC fiasco come to light on the eve of the first annual proof of keys event...which is better? A legit server fire or an exit scam?Hackathon shoutout:Hackathon Blog PostLimichat Lightning AppONE FINAL NOTE:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved. 
Jan 11, 2019
The Most Important Days In Bitcoin History
3723
Hello Bitcoiners!We are still on break but again, we didn’t want to leave you hanging. Today we are celebrating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary by talking about the most important event from each year of Bitcoin’s existence. From Bitcoin pizza day to the Mt. Gox crash to the BCH fork, we cover it all. Let us know what you think in the comments!Best,Your Unhashed Hosts
Jan 03, 2019
Bryan Aulds Talks Lightning Network with Paypod
2216
Hello Bitcoiners!We are away on holiday this week, but we dind't want to leave you hanging. Our very own Bryan Aulds recently went on the Paypod Podcast to discuss the lightning network with some Bitcoin outsiders, spreading the good news to the masses. This is how you increase adoption. No preaching to the choir this week!Speaking of which, we will see you all next week - have a happy New Year!Regards,Your Unhashed Hosts 
Dec 28, 2018
Bitcoin: The Environmentally Friendly Coin
5777
In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Are reports that bitcoin is mainly mined using renewable energy reliable or is this like trusting Exxon mobile to report its CO2 emissions? With innovations like schnoor, MAST, and taproot, will the Bitcoin core client continue to name its upgrades after discount versions of death metal bands? And...should Bitcoiners be wearing tin foil hats to block out the harmful chain rays emanating from the Bilderburg, I mean Blockstream satellite? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast, totally not featuring Mario Gibney. See you on the other side.Weekly News Wrap Up:1 year ago today was the BTC ATH.Jameson Lopp tests full sync of five Bitcoin node implementations.Report finds bitcoin mining mainly powered by renewables.Prosecutors seek 10 year sentence for mark karpelesSegwit v1 proposal on bitcoin mailing list: Schnorr + taproot + merkelized-scriptsCrypto millionaire arrested for making it rain moneyBlockstream Satellite now global coverage + API access via LightningInstitutional investors favor OTC BTC marketICO My God, They’re Serious (Ruben):Useless Ethereum TokenShoutouts:Colin: Church and State PodcastBryan: Ender’s Game Book SeriesRuben: Who controls Bitcoin Core (Lopp)                               Outro Audio: Bitcoin plc go to moon by 1thousandx
Dec 20, 2018
That Episode With Jimmy Song In It
6254
WEEKLY NEWS WRAP UP:Bitmain, Roger Ver, Kraken Sued for Alleged Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork ManipulationCoinbase adding shitcoins!Binance DEX coming to testNet soonDouble spend on SV demonstrated just after the bch flippeningFormer IMF chief economist says Bitcoin is nothing more than a lottery ticket at this timeRuben’s Tweet: Explanation video hereICO MY GOD, THEY’RE SERIOUS (COLIN):DDkoin Decentralized Autonomous CommunityWhite paperSHOUTOUTS:Colin: Chuck Klosterman’s The 23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To Decide If I Can Really Love ThemBryan: How to be invisible on the internet                   Mario: Worst Headline Ever, Bill Nye on SpaceXRuben: Lightning Hackathon                                   Jimmy: Programming Bitcoin Book and Course, Unconfiscatable Conference from Tone Vays, Bitcoin Celebrity Poker Tournament, Leon Johnson’s Advancing Bitcoin Conference        OUTRO AUDIO: The Jimmy Song by 1thousandxONE FINAL NOTE:Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like aLedger and backing it up on something sturdy like aBillfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved. 
Dec 13, 2018
The End of the Era of ICO's? (w/ Chris Derose of Derose Uncensored)
8609
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Is Bitcoin Core the leader of bitcoin, and if so, is that a good thing? ICO founders left and right are being charged and going to jail while other coins are laying off employees. Is the end of the era of ICO’s imminent? And...how much is it worth for a boxer and DJ to shill your shitcoin? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the Unhashed Podcast, featuring our friend and brother in arms Chris Derose. See you on the other side.Weekly News Wrap Up:US Treasury blacklists AddressesCanaan Creative has huge flash sale on miners with no set end dateSatoshi makes a new friendSEC says they need to see a market free from manipulation in order to approve ETFICO crackdowns continue with Jared Rice, AriseBank CEO, facing 120 years in prisonSpeaking of masterminds…  AND….further SEC enforcement, this time on DJ Khaled and Floyd MaywetherMore bad news for alt coins...Steemit lays off 70% of staffIs the era of ICO’s finally coming to an end? ICO My God, They’re Serious:Stamps - The first utility token?  Shoutouts: Colin: Louis Rossman RepairsBryan: letter nails Blockchain vs BitcoinMario: wikipedia article on kayfabe Ruben: https://lopp.net/bitcoin.html + Chris Vlad Zamfir interviewChris: thebitcoin.foundationOutro Audio:Buys Bitcoin Once by Corporate BroAbout the Guest:Chris Derose is a Bitcoin evangelist, public speaker, podcaster, and journalist. He’s the lead organizer of the South Florida Bitcoin group, a lecturer, and the proud owner of two amazing cats. He’s also a journalist, a Youtuber, and accomplished software developer. Follow him on twitter here and support his podcast at patreon. 
Dec 06, 2018
The Original 1993 ICO (Before They Were Cool...and Hated)
7469
Hello Bitcoiners!In this episode of the unhashed podcast: How much more money can SV and ABC miners burn before they give up on the pissing contest? Sometimes dependencies aren’t as dependable as you might think. Can software wallets ever be secure when they routinely rely on node packages to speed up development? And, have we found the very first ICO...somehow dating all the way back to 1993? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side. WEEKLY NEWS WRAP UP:Loophole in Ethereum codeBCH Fork aftermathWhere is Bitcoin? (Bryan)Malware got into copay wallet (made by bitpay)Tron buys Bittorrent - old news but fun topicICO MY GOD, THEY’RE SERIOUS:BBX on YouTubeSHOUTOUTS:Fork Monitor and Privacy.comBryan:  Movie recommendation: Game Night with Jason BatemanMario: Eric Voskuil’s Understanding BitcoinRuben: Blockchains don’t scale and Seoul Bitcoin YouTubeOUTRO AUDIO:Olaf the Crypto Coin Magician by Brian HoffmanONE FINAL NOTE: Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved. 
Nov 29, 2018
The Electric Theory of Value
6681
Hello Bitcoiners!In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Can the Bank of England offer any criticisms to Bitcoin that could not be leveled right back at fiat, only worse? Will we ever find a secure way to use biometrics to access private keys and sign transactions? And…is there any chance Ripple will ever take responsibility for XRP or is the coin and all its hodlers doomed to be left holding the ripple bag? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side. Weekly News Wrap Up: Bank of England Dangers of Biometric creation of KeysRoger Ver now “pretty damn skeptical” of Wright being SatoshiBitcoin continues to tumbleRipple adds 5th largest SE Asian bank to Enterprise Blockchain NetworkSEC seems to be going easy on ICOsICO My God, They’re Serious:ZPE Coin Shoutouts:Colin: DefunctlandBryan:  Fry your Turkey, just make sure it’s thawed firstMario: Is market cap a bad metricOutro Audio:The Mumbling Explanation of Bitcoin from ClickholeONE FINAL NOTE: Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.  
Nov 22, 2018
Wright or Wrong, The Fork Is Coming!
7290
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the Unhashed Podcast: What do you and the church of scientology potentially have in common? Is satoshi nakamoto really intent on suing mining pools who mine blocks using OP_DATASIGVERIFY? And…would you like to learn how you too can become Elon Musk...at least on twitter?Find out the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side.Corrections to Last Week:I noted on the wutang coin website that 7 Chambers was a great record. There is no 7 chambers record. I was thinking of the record ‘8 Diagrams’. There is a song entitled ‘7th chamber’ on Enter the WutangWeekly News Wrap Up:Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV are hard forking (ABC has 6 times the nodes of SV)Bitcoin Cash SV fork will immediately increase blocksize to 128MBStatistics: https://cash.coin.dance/ Is wright creating dummy nodes? BU Are they making BU nodes crash from 32MB blocks? Do they have more hash power?Wright has been talking about Suing miners if they mine a block with OP_DATASIGVERIFY,  Roger Ver: "I think there's some merit to [Bitcoin people] being afraid [of hard forks]". Let’s draw analogies between the BTC/BCH and BCH/BSV split.Update on twitter scams:Hackers are taking control of verified accounts then changing the picture and name to show elon musk, which is how they get the verified account symbol. This lends tons of credibility (sort of) to the free btc giveaway claims.Early bitcoin adoptor elected governor of california.5 ways to scam you out of your coins - kepersky labsIs Liquid “trustless”?What is Liquid?Was the Twitter drama justified?What exactly is Liquids security model?Rehypothecation and Comingling in BitcoinICO My God, They’re Serious:Oscar Meyer’s “Bacoin”
Nov 15, 2018
The Bitcoin Cash Time Bomb
6865
Hello Bitcoiners! This week on the Unhashed Podcast: Is Brian Armstrong channeling his inner Donald Trump for the firing spree at Coinbase? Can Bitcoin Cash finally truly achieve Satoshi’s original vision? And, if there are an infinite number of universes, are there aliens out there also freaking out about this fork? Find out the answers to these and many other questions now. See you on the other side. WEEKLY NEWS WRAP UP: Coinbase is on a Pre-IPO firing Spree Venezuela and cryptocurrency: oppressor or lifeline? Salt bae The Maduro government is combating hyperinflation and poverty with measures such as stricter price controls, which have led to mass food shortages As Venezuela’s economic woes have worsened, Maduro has proclaimed that the US and other countries are waging an “economic war” against Venezuela. He and Kim might make good friends. Bitcoin Cash fork Price surges 12% Do price surges make sense ultimately? Bitcoin clashic twitter account South Korean court rules banks cannot deny access to services to crypto exchanges Ads that follow you around the internet https://coinprofitsdaily.com/three-cryptos-better-than-bitcoin/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3OXrw7C-3gIVSiWtBh0OxgtkEAEYASAAEgLAjPD_BwE Click on NY Times above it for a good LOL Subsidiary of Wealthpire, Inc. Accused by the SEC in to 2016 for fraud, settled for $1.5M https://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2016-184.html “Sept. 13, 2016 - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a self-proclaimed “stock trading whiz kid” and his stock newsletter company in Los Angeles have agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million to settle charges that they defrauded subscribers through false statements and misrepresentations. According to the SEC’s complaint, Manuel E. Jesus and his newsletter company Wealthpire Inc. used advertising materials and websites touting him as “the untutored prodigy of stock investing” under the alias Manny Backus.  A self-purported “math whiz” who boasted a “skyscraping” IQ and training as a professional chess player, Backus claimed to be actively trading in the stock market with “real money” by age 19. The SEC’s complaint also states that Wealthpire materials claimed that Backus made millions of dollars before “deciding to help other investors” by starting an alert service that let traders copy his every trading move.” “Stock trading whiz kid” - Where have I heard something like this before...Altucher, we are looking at you. Please don’t give these jokers your email address… Elon musk fake identity crypto scam raises $170k SHOW PLAYED OUT TO: Bitcoin Explained Ep. 1 By the brilliantly funny Youtubers Cameralla. Check out the other videos at their channel here. They also have a Facebook page with miscellaneous skits and tomfoolery. Go support them…they are very funny.   ONE FINAL NOTE: Make sure you are storing your crypto on something secure like a Ledger and backing it up on something sturdy like a Billfodl. If you buy these items through the links above, we do take a cut of the profits but it also helps support the show - a win/win for all involved.
Nov 08, 2018
OMFG! Bitcoin Hates Mother Earth!
6945
Hello Bitcoiners! This week, we correct ourselves on some mistakes me made regarding our discussion last week regarding the NEM hack. We also discuss fractional reserve banking, Mastercard’s attempt to patent it in the crypto realm, and the energy consumption of the Bitcoin blockchain. Is a Bitcoin stablecoin useful? Is “MapleChange” the single greatest name for a crypto exchange based in Canada or would PoutineChange be more appropriate? And…is VeganCoin the next great Blockchain application if trading memes and virtue signalling is your thing? Corrections to Last Week: NEM hacks Weekly News Wrap Up: Mastercard files patent for fractional reserve crypto bank ERC20 token backed up by bitcoin Hodl Hodl exchange brings multisig contracts to its platform Bitcoin: the nail in the climate change coffin? Canadian Exchange MapleChange hacked Breaker asked major crypto outlets if they’d take money for covering a project Bitcoin Core Competition Show played out: Sell Me This Shitcoin
Nov 01, 2018
Irish Scams, OxyMonsters, and North Korean Crypto Thieves
5599
Hello Bitcoiners! In this episode of the unhashed podcast: Are the tonsorial arts highly correlated to illicit online drug dealing, and if so, should the government HODL when they act on it? Bullet proofs are live on Monero…and did slushpool shoot themselves in the foot by exposing that Bitmain’s S9 was capable of overt asic boost? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this weeks episode of the unhashed podcast. See you on the other side.
Oct 24, 2018
State Chains (by Ruben Somsen)
1789
In this episode, Ruben gives his speech at the Scaling Bitcoin 2018 conference on his paper State Chains.
Oct 22, 2018
Bitcoin Goes High Fidelity
5429
In the first true episode of The Unhashed Podcast, Mario, Ruben, Colin and Bryan check in with what happened with them the previous week. Ruben just returned from Scaling Bitcoin in Tokyo. Mario gave the second in his series of talks in Victoria, Canda, and Colin and Bryan got back from the Blockchain Shift conference in Miami. We are Global Baby! Weekly News Wrap-up: Bitcoin 0.16.2 bug (is this article overblown?) ICOs are coming to Bitcoin: Are ICOs on the Bitcoin Blockchain a bad thing? Forward Blocks detailed at Scaling Bitcoin by Mark Friedenbach Is Friedenbach an enemy of bitcoin, per this thread? Tether going to $.92 Fidelity offers bitcoin "Announced at an event in Bloomberg’s New York headquarters, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer three main services. The most elaborate of these appears to be custody services for bitcoin, ether and other digital assets. In particular, the service is being designed give institutional investors a compliant way to secure their assets by holding them in a physical vault." TxTenna release - here is our guide Jimmy Song’s question: How Do We Get Bitcoin Going in North Korea? ICO My God, They’re Serious: https://newyorkcoin.net/
Oct 22, 2018
Initiating Unhash
122
In this episode, Colin gives a low-down on what you can expect from the show going forward.
Oct 22, 2018