#20: ZRX & ESTC: A Tale of Exchange Listing Pops, the State of Crypto Reporting (It Sucks) and How You Can Make Money Being Contrarian, and How Monero (XMR) Sliced Up Transaction Fees With Bulletproofs


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By Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, Vikram Ramakrishnan, and Faizaan Shamsi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We do a victory lap for alerting our users to the ZRX add to Coinbase before everyone else. We then get into a discussion of how exchange additions are similar to public market IPO first day trading pops, like what we saw in Elastic Search recently. We then talk about the state of crypto reporting, and how it has created a mix of pay-to-play bad actors, mainstream media outlets offering 10 year old FUD over and over, and well-meaning actors who create consensus views that smart, contrarian thinkers can profit on by taking the other side. We then do a deep dive on Monero and its recent success in transaction fee reduction from their implementation of bulletproofs.


  • Alert indicating symbol $ZRX (the 0x project) has been added to Coinbase
  • Delisting that occurred in early January relating to Mysterium
  • What the Mysterium Network is
  • How MYST went down 25% over the course of 1 hour
  • Why coins that get delisted get hit
  • On doing delisting
  • Why Coinbase is a big player
  • Giving positive guidance when it comes to the roadshow
  • Issues they see in mainstream and crypto-focused media
  • Major reasons alternative energy did so well
  • Why crypto media sometimes feels like an echo chamber
  • What Monero is
  • How Monero transactions work
  • What zero knowledge proof is
  • What range proof is


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