The Monero Monitor Podcast
Summary: Explore the ins and outs of the Monero cryptocurrency, meet people in the Monero space, and learn about projects and other cryptocurrencies that impact Monero.
Andrew Poelstra joins the show to discuss privacy and scalability enhancements to Bitcoin via Mimblewimble. In this deep dive, we discuss what makes Mimblewimble one of the most exciting technological advances in the space today.
The guys from Globee.com joins the show to talk about their payments startup. We discuss Globee, their position in the Monero ecosystem, the Super Secret Project on the horizon, and more!
This week's episode is a two-parter! First I talk with John Tromp, inventor of the Cuckoo Cycle Proof of Work. We discuss egalitarian proofs of work and how Cuckoo Cycle targets consumer hardware rather than industrial ASICs. Then we talk specifics of Cuckoo Cycle. After that, I share a short conversation I had with John McAfee about Monero. He's mentioned Monero on a number of TV networks, and we talk about why he likes the project.
I talk with LocalMonero.co co-founder Alex about the launch of their new platform, how the service works, whether we can trust them, and a bit about who they are. We talk about why they are for now choosing to stay anonymous and the complications that can cause, and we talk about the Monero community's response to their service so far. We also get into why they chose to locate in Hong Kong, as well as a bit about Hong Kong's place in the cryptocurrency space.!
E12 - Bithumb, LocalMonero, Globee, RuffCT, IRS Coin Tracking, T-Swift, US Debt Ceiling, and more!
E11 - Reflecting back and looking forward. Where do we go from here?
I travelled to Coin Center in DC to talk with Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh about the regulatory environment and congressional attitudes towards privacy-centric crypto projects. We talk about the Coinbase/IRS John Doe summons and the ULC's model state law. Then we talk about financial surveillance law and how privacy projects fit in the US regulatory environment, distinguishing between open and closed blockchains, and how the Monero community might be able to get involved in Coin Center's advocacy.
E09 - What is Changelly? An interview with CEO Konstantin Gladych.
E08 - Monero Uncensored with guest Chris DeRose
E07 - Required Reading - Deep dive of the Satoshi White Paper for newcomers and veterans alike
E06 - A fireside chat with Justin "SamsungGalaxyPlayer" Ehrenhofer
E05 - Blockchain-Backed Loans with SALT Lending
E04 - Cryptocurrencies and capitalism, a shape-shifting landscape - with Erik Voorhees.
E03 - Betting on Bitcoin and Monero with the co-founder of LuckyBit and XMR.to. The "binary fate" of a cryptocurrency entrepreneur.
E02 - Saving NASA, OpenLDAP/LMDB, Monero Direct, and why Monero is the only true cryptocurrency