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Documenting the global digital cash revolution, the greatest financial and technological revolution the world has ever seen. Interviews, news breakdowns, and more about the exciting world of cryptocurrency, blockchain tech, and decentralization. Hosted by Joël Valenzuela, journalist and freedom advocate who has been living unbanked off of cryptocurrency since 2016.
 
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Dr. Kapil Amarasinghe comes on the podcast for a little change of pace: a discussion on how to improve governance in our society today. We go over problems with democratic systems the way they are structured today, with the will of the people not reaching its ultimate conclusion in actual public policy. We go into a thought experiment into how we c…
 
Dash Investment Foundation (DIF) Supervisor Rodrigo Ambrissi, a.k.a. Rodrix Digital comes on the Dash podcast to talk about the latest DIF news including of course the Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF, and how the DIF's investment in Valkyrie's seed round really paid off. We also go deep into Bitfy and how this investment has enabled millions of people in Braz…
 
Pedro Pozo comes on the Digital Cash Rundown for the first time to talk all things crypto, including of course the new Bitcoin ETF by Valkyrie, and how the Dash Investment Foundation got in on the seed round of Valkyrie, and therefore all Dash holders profit from a Bitcoin ETF, strangely enough. We also talk about decentralized liquidity protocol a…
 
The one and only Scott Cunningham, a.k.a. ScottCBusiness, comes back on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk all the latest crypto happenings. We cover the new Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF's approval, and what that could mean for the space, and oddly enough for Dash, which owns a stake in Valkyire. We also talk Dogecoin's losses vs. Bitcoin and how it could so…
 
Ernesto Contreras, the Head of Business Development for Dash Core Group, comes on the Dash Podcast to give the community an update on the organization's business development efforts for Dash. We cover the BitPay and Coinbase Commerce problem, stemming from New York's regulatory issues that cause both platforms to not list Dash. We go over the big e…
 
Eric Olson comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk all things crypto, including a long exploration of the state of the Bitcoin Lightning Network, especially a prediction that 700 million people will be using Lightning by 2030, which would necessitate the entirety of Bitcoin's on-chain capacity every day from now until then just to open channels..…
 
Hannah Rosenberg of Lightning Labs and Velas Commerce comes on the podcast to talk some of the finer intricacies of the user-facing part of the Lightning Network, Bitcoin's second-layer scaling solution and the frontrunner for enabling its use case for payments. We go into the different invoice and address types, why they exist, what the difference…
 
Chief Experience Officer for Flote Chuck Williams comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk all things new with crypto, including of course the THORChain re-activation after months of downtime due to several significant hacks. We also go over the second-largest Ethereum mining pool suspending operations due to China's ongoing crypto crackdown, and …
 
Ryan Taylor, CEO of the Dash Core team, comes on the Dash Podcast for a regular update and Q&A on the status of Dash. We go deep into regulation, and the "privacy coin" label and what will happen in the future on the subject. We also go into the Venezuela gamble, and whether or not it will pan out in the long term. We also cover the payments use ca…
 
Naomi Brockwell joins the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about all the latest and greatest crypto headlines, including China banning Bitcoin, again, for real this time, and its implications, including the decentralization of the networks that follows the moments of painful market dips. We also go into Twitter and its new Bitcoin tipping functionality…
 
Recently, Jack Mallers of Strike announced that Twitter was implementing a new tipping function, first on iOS and then on Android soon, that would purportedly run on the Lightning Network and allow anyone to send a user Bitcoin tips at no cost and with no third parties involved. This huge announcement seems a little too good to be true, and it kind…
 
Eléonore Blanc comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk all things crypto, including of course the recent El Salvador drama. After adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, the official government app has experienced all manner of difficulty and bug, leading to some calling it a scam. Additionally, protests have erupted including the burning of a governme…
 
Not long after El Salvador implemented a new law mandating the acceptance of Bitcoin by merchants and airdropping some to every citizen, Panama has since proposed its own crypto law. In contrast, however, Panama's new law is much less heavy-handed and more voluntary, is generic to cryptocurrency including explicit mentions of Ethereum, and goes int…
 
Marshall Greenwald, CEO of CrayPay, the company behind the popular DashDirect app, comes on the Dash Podcast to answer any and all questions pertaining to the app and its roadmap. We especially go into the MasterCard program, and how they are able to create it without KYC requirements or custody of funds. A good and deep look into the last missing …
 
Spencer Kuzara comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about the latest crypto headlines, including the big crypto crash which followed the El Salvador integration. We also go over Diem, the Libra stablecoin rebrand, and its issues getting approval from regulators. We also cover how regulations have taken a long time to catch up with cryptocurren…
 
Bitcoin and its forks have had a good run, taking various modifications on the same tried-and-true base model that launched the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem. The forks in particular have seen benefit from Bitcoin's branding and network effects. But could this end up being a detriment in the long term? Is it possible that, by remaining "a Bitcoin…
 
Carlos Cano of D-Core comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about the latest crypto happenings, including the DeFi boom and universities starting to teach courses on the subject, as well as OKEx launching an NFT and DeFi portal. We also talk South American adoption, and what the Salvadoran case will mean for the future of regulation and adoptio…
 
Rion Gull, head of the Dash Incubator and admin in the Dash Marketing Hub, comes on the Dash Podcast to talk about the bounty model revolution. We talk about the potential of creating a radically transparent and decentralized system which rewards output as objectively as possible. We go into the history of the Dash Incubator, what it seeks to solve…
 
Jeremy Kauffman comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about all the latest crypto headlines, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) engaging blockchain analytics firms to track down DeFi projects to see if they were illegally selling securities, and all the ethical issues that raises, and what it means for regulation in the U…
 
Amaury Séchet, founder of Bitcoin Cash and now head of Bitcoin ABC relaunch as eCash, a new project dedicated to becoming the best digital cash in the world. We go into the history of Bitcoin Cash, its current development state, and what has happened since the split. We go over what aspects digital cash needs to have in order to achieve wide adopti…
 
Marshall Greenwald, CEO of Arizona-based payments company CrayPay, comes on the podcast to talk the new DashDirect app which single-handedly enables living off cryptocurreny in the US to a large degree. We talk the Dash Investment Foundation helping to enable the deployment of the DashDirect app through an investment, equity, and relationships whic…
 
Darren Tapp of the Dash Investment Foundation comes on the Dash Podcast to break down two the the biggest successes the DIF has had this year: Valkyrie and DashDirect. We go into Dash's investment into the seed round of Valkyrie, including the debut of a Dash Trust, allowing institutional investors to have exposure into Dash without worrying about …
 
Scott Cunningham comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about all the latest happenings in crypto, including Ethereum's newest upgrade which seems to have improved at least its store-of-value properties, but hasn't done much for scaling. We also talk about the Poly hacker stealing $600 million from a DeFi exploit, returning all the money, then r…
 
Monero's former lead maintainer, Riccardo Spagni a.k.a. FluffyPony, was arrested recently on fraud and theft charges stemming from a former workplace over 10 years ago. But this could mean a lot more, especially in light of the recently-discovered security and privacy vulnerabilities in MyMonero, the infamous web wallet and infrastructure for the M…
 
Chief Experience Officer of Flote, Chuck Williams, comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to rant about all the crazy stuff going on in the crypto world today, including Venezuela issuing another central bank digital currency (CBDC), including cutting off six zeroes from the supply. But we spend most of the time talking about the new US infrastructure b…
 
Crypto pioneer and ShapeShift founder Erik Voorhees comes on the podcast to talk about his most radical decision to date: decentralizing ShapeShift fully into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). We talk the company's history, and how regulatory issues caused significant issues, and how new decentralized exchange architecture allowed for …
 
Samuel Westrich, a.k.a. QuantumExplorer, the new CTO of Dash Core Group, comes on the Dash Podcast to talk his agenda as CTO, and all the new things we can expect. We cover a diverse series of topics from Evolution (now Platform) delays year after year, communication on updates, trustless masternode shares, APIs and SDKs for community (notably Dash…
 
Eric Olson comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about the state of the crypto world today, including institutions gobbling up Bitcoin and other cryptos faster than small players can get at them, and what implications that has for the future and decentralization of the space. We also mention Binance being banned by Malaysia, and where the crypt…
 
Spencer Kuzara comes back on the Rundown to talk the latest happenings, including of course the high-profile THORChain exploits/hacks resulting in the loss of millions of dollars, and their path forward with the "Chaosnet" approach to mainnet testing and the associated risks. We also go over Twitter's plan to include Bitcoin tipping on the platform…
 
LBRY and Odysee CEO Jeremy Kauffman comes back on the podcast to talk about the recent progress both have had, but also to address some concerns as to the future, particularly in the age of the SEC's lawsuit against LBRY, which Kauffman believes may be looking shakier by the day. We talk about Odysee's move to facilitate credit card payments on the…
 
The incomparable Mark Mason comes on the Dash Podcast to talk, for once, about everything wrong with, and holding back, Dash. At the risk of controversy, we cover all the issues with leadership, missed opportunities, and more, that have affected the project over the years. And finally, we turn towards solutions: the Dash Incubator, which funds dece…
 
The great Eléonore Blanc comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to rant about all kinds of awesome things, foremost among them being THORchain, what it means for the future of decentralized finance, and (unfortunately) the recent exploits that cost millions of dollars and what that means for the "Chaosnet" approach the project is taking. We also talk ab…
 
Paul Puey, CEO of Edge Wallet, comes on the Rundown to talk all things crypto, including the SEC's ongoing Bitconnect settlement where years later some of cryptocurrency's biggest scammers are finally paying fines, and what that means for the rest of the space. We also covered CBDCs, central bank digital currencies, and what they offer vs. other tr…
 
Dash Core Group's new head of marketing Arden Goldstein joins the Dash Podcast for a grand intro into the community. She details her background on Dash, and her quest to define the role and marketing opportunities now. We cover the marketing deficiencies of Dash in the past and the challenges of the future, including website SEO issues, and reachin…
 
Developer and Bitcoin Cash advocate Chris Pacia comes on the podcast to mostly rant about Bitcoin maximalism. We rant about the Lightning network, and the difficulties in onboarding hundreds of thousands of people, as well as Chris and his early days with Mike Hearn criticizing the abilities of Lightning to solve on-chain scaling. We also go over P…
 
On this special episode of the Digital Cash Rundown, Hilawe and Eric join us live from PorcFest, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, an annual gathering of thousands of liberty lovers from around the world. We cover what makes this festival and movement so special to the cryptocurrency world, from its humble beginnings to now the place of legend. We of…
 
Glenn Austin, CFO of Dash Core Group, comes on the Dash Podcast to discuss all things finance and regulation surrounding Dash. We go into deep discussion into DCG's budgetary considerations, including their long-term sustainability over not only the bull market but the coming bear market, and their perceived ability to finishing hiring outstanding …
 
El Salvador recently recognized Bitcoin as legal tender, which is huge news for global cryptocurrency adoption! Some of the details of what the law entails, however, may make it a tricky proposition for merchants seeking to become compliant with the new law and accept Bitcoin. Here I break downt he various challenges facing the onboarding of an ent…
 
Eléonore comes back on the Digital Cash Rundown for a particularly long and comprehensive episode where we go into the the adoption and regulatory issues facing cryptocurrency today, including of course the Salvadoran adoption experiment, where Bitcoin has been declared legal tender by the government, potentially moving the cryptospace forward but …
 
Mike Lewis, Dash Investment Foundation supervisor, comes on the podcast to talk about the DIF in-depth and answer some questions. We go over the mission of the world's first decentralized hedge fund, and how it plans to both help the Dash ecosystem and obtain a return on investment. We talk about the types of investments that are pursued, including…
 
Lorenzo Rey comes on the Digital Cash Rundown to talk about the latest cray happenings in crypto, including of course the big Bitcoin conference in Miami and all the scaling problems and maximalism it displayed. We also talked about Elon Musk's influence over the crypto prices, and the ongoing Dogecoin saga. We also spent quite a bit talking about …
 
Both Dogecoin and Bitcoin Cash have had interesting years during the bull market and have each captured their own sort of attention. But despite this, daily transactions for both have actually gone down recently! Why is this? Two very different reasons. I break down what the data actually says and the possible reasons for this. Hopefully you learn …
 
The one and only Chuck Williams comes back on the podcast to talk the latest crypto happenings! In this installment we go deep into regulation, not just the SEC seeking to regulate crypto exchanges, but on the long-term game plan of regulators as they face a world which is slowly slipping from their fingers. We go into Elon Musk and the Bitcoin ene…
 
Chad Barraford, technical lead for THORchain, comes on the podcast to discuss the project from start-to-finish: what THORchain is, how it manages to enable cross-chain decentralized exchange trading without custodial solutions or requiring the end user to interact directly with the RUNE token. We go into detail on how the system works, how one goes…
 
Dash Core developer Pasta comes on the Dash Podcast immediately following the version 0.17 release to explain everything that's in it, and a whole lot more. We cover some of the basic improvements, as well as the rebranding of the mixing function to CoinJoin, and the numerous Bitcoin backports. We go deep into BLS signatures and compare them to Sch…
 
Scott Cunningham comes back on the Rundown to talk about the current state of the crypto markets, including the epic crypto crash, which may or may not have ended the bull run. We talk the effects of China FUD about new crypto bans coming on the markets, but mostly we talk about Elon Musk and the energy issues highlighted on Bitcoin, and whether or…
 
Bitcoin perma-bull Anthony Pompliano, a.k.a. Pomp, recently came out with a new pizza company, Bitcoin Pizza, to sell junk food and raise some money for Bitcoin protocol development while he's at it. But the company, in a bizarre twist of fate, doesn't even take Bitcoin! Why is this? Here's my thoughts. Donate - Sponsors Thank you so much for liste…
 
Kurt Wuckert Jr. comes on the Digital Cash Rundown once again to talk the latest crypto happenings, mostly about Bitcoin and Elon Musk, of course. We discuss Musk's Bitcoin-manipulating antics, which of course launches a discussion into the energy efficienty of proof-of-work mining, and comparisons to proof-of-stake. We also talk Dogecoin, and whet…
 
Anyone who has actually used Bitcoin recently knows that the user experience for the average user isn't so great: transactions can take a long time, fees are crazy, addresses are confusing, and plenty of network disruptions can happen. But how did it actually get this way, and why is it that way? I break down the real technical limitations that lea…
 
Front End Product Owner for Dash Core Group Brian Foster comes on the podcast to introduce himself and talk about his role in Dash. We go into a deep dive on Dash Core Group's product strategy, which products are areas of focus, as well as which ones are not but that the community could have a hand in helping with. We also go over the various new i…
 
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