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We’re taking a hiatus from new weekly episodes of CoinTalk. Thanks to all the listeners, Medium and all the sponsors, thanks to the maximalists and the HODLers and the skeptics, and of course all the con men who have made this a wild ride. We’ve loved getting to hang out with you every week.

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CoinTalk™️ is produced in partnership with Medium and hosted by Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang. Press “Listen to the story” above to play the episode. (You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, download the MP3, or email us at hi@cointalk.show)

Episode Notes

  • 🇨🇳 TRON’s Justin Sun cancels on Buffett and apologizes to the Chinese authorities
  • 💰 Bitcoin is up — we are just bad at trading
  • 📝 Biggest surprise, disappointment, and excitement

Transcript

Aaron: I think we should just get out in front of it. We’re putting the show on ice for now.

Jay: Yeah. Well, hiatus for a bit, just because both of our schedules got a little bit hectic, especially going into the fall, and we had to make a decision on whether or not to continue doing it after like, how many episodes do we have right now? …


We finally get around to discussing the Trump tweets on Bitcoin and Libra

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CoinTalk™️ is produced in partnership with Medium and hosted by Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang. Press “Listen to the story” above to play the episode. (You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, download the MP3, or email us at hi@cointalk.show)

Show Notes

  • Trump finally tweets about Bitcoin… and Libra?
  • Betting odds on whether Libra ever launches
  • AOC says Libra is like coal-company ‘scrip’
  • Ethereum can’t say Goodbye to Vitalik

Transcript

Aaron Lammer: Okay. Jay, I’ve been waiting to talk to you about this for what feels like forever. We’ve been waiting for a moment, and we’ve been talking about this moment, almost since the beginning. Will it happen? How will it happen? Which side will our president land on? …


David Z. Morris from Fortune comes on to talk about the weird viewing experience that was the Libra hearings

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CoinTalk™️ is produced in partnership with Medium and hosted by Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang. Press “Listen to the story” above to play the episode. (You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, download the MP3, or email us at hi@cointalk.show)

Show Notes

  • Congress is surprisingly crypto-literate?
  • Yeah… how exactly is a Libra a non-profit?
  • Can the deplatformed still use Libra?
  • David Marcus’ loss is Satoshi’s gain

Transcript

Aaron Lammer: So, if you’ve been listening to Coin Talk you know that I’ve been pretty obsessed with Libra. I just think it’s a really interesting moment. It’s an interesting flashlight to shine on the whole world of crypto and bitcoin. And I never really thought that it would become so literal as watching David Marcus get grilled by Congress. I almost felt like I was in a dream where crypto Twitter and the US government just got jumbled in a can and shook up. …

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