Bitcoin Uncensored

By Chris DeRose

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A podcast by people who believe in nothing, interviewing people who believe in everything, for people who don't care to read
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July 31, 2017 · transcript
What's up party people! So, this is a short and hopefully sweet Soundcloud episode. So, let's get to it! As you've no doubt noticed, there's not a lot going on in my Soundcloud space. It seems that soundcloud is dying, and perhaps even, that its end is near. This has been announced before, and it's possible that this time will not be substantially different than the last. But, nonetheless, I feel foreced to excersize some prudence here to prevent us from having the wool pulled out underneath us unexpectedly. As you all know, I've been spending time in the last few months trying to figure out what's the best direction for the show going forward, and I think my testing is virtually complete. So here's the plan. Let's first talk about BU. I've copied all this soundcloud content over to libsyn. You can access it via podcast.chrisderose.com. So if and when soundcloud goes dark, you can find this archive, in full, at that address. From there, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that I'm being forced to rebrand. I really, really, really wanted to keep the show called Bitcoin Uncensored. But without going into a lot of detail, it seems that a handful of sour individuals are really commited to preventing that name from growing. That being said, I thought that keeping bitcoin uncensored was fairly important to people, but it seems that most people are ok with dropping the brand. That surprised me, but pleasently. So, that's the bad news. Now for the good news: Not much else is changing. The show is going to rebrand to "DeRose Uncensored", with a focus on delivering a "Joe Rogan but with the bitcoin" type content. So, if you like the long form format, you're going to be happy with that direction. Many of you in the soundcloud community have made it clear: you want unedited raw audio content. So, I'm making the audio format the primary focus for content going forward. I'll still be doing the youtube, but youtube will serve as a platform for short edited versions of the audio feed. So with that, I'm announcing the new podcast feed is available on my patreon. My tests were a big success, and so I'm committed to growing the platform. I've been producing about two shows a week since this soundcloud was last updated, and I've got about four or five long-form episodes up there right now. I think Patreon will allow the show to grow in a way that brings money in the door to grow, and continue making bigger and better content. And if you're listening this far through, you're probably going to benefit the most from this direction. . Why not head over to patreon and create an account? It doesn't take very long, and if you sign up today, you'll have a bunch of content already waiting for you, with lots more on the way. I have the FULL and UNEDITED weev interview up, as well as a one and a half hour talk with a prominent dnm guy - plus plenty more content that's not published anywhere else. So, that's the update, tell me what you think, and come on over to patreon.com/derose for even more of the content you've come to love here on Soundcloud. Later party people!
July 10, 2017 · transcript
Video Version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8kUog09Ey4 ------ Paul Sports popped into the Coin Dojo today and was shaken by the Wayne Vaughn/Tierion ICO announcement. Discussion quickly turned to "who's the scammer?" (Everyone) and "what isnt a scam" (iced cream) and of course, "Coin Dojo is dead" . I took paul into my new studio to work through the issues, and what came out - what a pretty decent collaboration on the narrative of Bitcoin, and the maximalists in 2017. See what you think? This is a template for more regular episodes that I'd like to do with less editing than my recent stuff I'm thinking about calling it "Unprotected sex with (Guest Name Here)". But, maybe "Bitcoin Unprotected" or "Bitcoin Uncut" would get more guests on :) anyways, what do you think of this format, want more of this? leave your comments and tell me.
July 10, 2017
Check out the youtube version here: https://youtu.be/-52yykbhXUE Andrew tells us about his long path to gab.im. How he started in Silicon Valley, where leftist progressives want to take the web, and what it's like to be a conservative in California. Why are sites like twitter censoring people's tweets, and where is it hipocritical? Feminist Shaming Brigades, Self Censorship, App store censorship and the systemic risk that corporate filters represent online. And.... what can the blockchain do about this?!
July 4, 2017
This interview got all kinds of problems on release due to the Youtube censors (Gaaaahhh!) Nonetheless, the surviving half of this interview is still up here: https://youtu.be/iF07U7nzAjA Nonetheless, this is the full interview, uncensored. Rino is a gridcoin guy, and Pepper helps him promote it on her cam show. See what you think, is this content too spicy for you? Or was Youtube over-reacting?
June 22, 2017
Danny Brewster , CEO of Neo and Bee tells the history of his bitcoin venture from its earliest days, to it's spectacular end. Why did he go silent? Where did the money go, and what happens from here. Audio only on this one guys! The video tracks... got weird. Plus it's lengthy as hell! for more on Danny, head to: http://neodisrupt.com
June 16, 2017
Video Version Here: https://youtu.be/j3PPUb38mjo Who is Eileen Ormsby and how did she become an authority on Silk Road and its history? We get the elusive author onto the show to talk about the fascinating history, epic drama, and historical relevance of the world's first drugs by mail online service. In part one of this two part series, we talk about silk road's past, how crypto currencies and tor got it off the ground. What are the demographics? What were the rules - were guns allowed? How did people discover the market and why did Chuck Schumer advertise it? Most importantly, what's the narrative, and will the Cohen Brothers get the movie right? In Part two of this excellent interview with Silk Road and Dark Net Historian Eileen Ormsby, we talk about the future of the dark net. What's the deal with Russia and Alphabay? When Will Ross Ulbright Get out of jail and how will drug legalization proceed from here. In this second part of our interview, we talk about what's next for Eileen, and the sinister parts of Bitcoin: Hitmen, Besa Mafia, and even Child Porn.
June 7, 2017
Watch the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqwJ8pFu44ZDkXbOSlFzP-HEsN51W5vi9 Is Ethereum a World Computer? What would the hype suggest, what do people believe, and what is the reality? In this first part of the Vlad Zamfir Interview we discuss scalability, the extraordinary nature of claims, what are smart contracts for, and what opportunity costs will that be. Is mobile support really doable? Does it need Proof of Stake? Who's buying this stuff, and do they really understand what they're purchasing?
May 29, 2017
Watch the youtube version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJbxaFHGk2M Riccardo sits down with yours truly to discuss his first hand impressions of this year's Coindesk conference "Consensus" in New York City. This is the premiere cryptocurrency/ICO shill fest, with guests including: William Mougayar, Perianne Boring, and Vinny Lingham. Nothing but geniuses in suits, and as for the t-shirt crowd? Well, seems like there's not a lot of interest in specialization these days. Preston Byrne was surprisingly cogent this year. Bitcoin - deaded bro! Crypto Currency Bubble? To the moon!
May 25, 2017
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhDiYL-1L6s The most-excellent Steve Wilson came on the show to talk Identity and Blockchain. What the advantages are (or aren't) over existing systems, the role of Distributed Ledgers, Hyperledger Fabric, and the Profitability of these systems facing their pitchmen.
May 23, 2017
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/gsY5wXj4Xm8 Arthur Breitman, CEO of Tezos sits down Bitcoin Uncensored for a focused discussion of Turing complete Smart Contracts. What they're good for (vaults) why they're not just for op_return and segwit style malleability fixes, and a small discussion on DPoS, why proof of stake is a highly secure alternative to proof of work.

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