Audio interview transcription — WBD093

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Jack Mallers, Founder of Zap. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Jack Mallers, founder of the Zap Lightning wallet. We discuss design and UX, the progress of Lightning, design and security, the problem with custodial wallets and Zap.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD092

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Christian Decker, a core tech engineer at Blockstream. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode for Lightning Month, I talk with Christian Decker from Blockstream. We discuss the competing whitepapers, how the various teams collaborate on Lightning, how payment channels work and upcoming dev projects.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD091

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Ameen Soleimani and Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Ameen Soleimani & Allie Eve Knox from Spankchain. We discuss the issues faced by sex workers, including deplatforming, financial censorship and how the industry pressures can lead to abuse and exploitation.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD090

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder and the author of Cryptoassets. We discuss why Chris believes in a market for tokens, the ethics value extraction, the evolution of equity deals and the pressure from maximalists.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD089

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Angela Walch, Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Angela Walch, a law professor at St. Mary’s University. We critique Bitcoin, discussing the value of the term decentralisation, the risks of integration with legacy financial systems and conflicts of interest.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD088

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Matthew Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Matthew Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management. …


Audio interview transcription — WBD087

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Erik Voorhees, CEO of Shapeshift. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. We discuss why Erik believes in a multi-coin world, the pressures of KYC/AML on his business, the flaws in the Wall Street Journal hit piece and the future for Shapeshift.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD086

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Marc Weinstein, Principal at Wave Financial. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Marc Weinstein, who was contracted to help with the Fyre Festival. We talk about what happened on the island, the key people involved, Marc’s views on crypto and the pressures that life can throw at you.


Audio interview transcription — WBD085

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Andrew Poelstra, Director of Research at Blockstream. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Andrew Poelstrsa, Director of Research at Blockstream. We talk about math, signature technology, Bitcoin fungibility and his role researching Bitcoin.

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Audio interview transcription — WBD084

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Note: the following is a transcription of my interview with Amber Baldet, Cofounder and CEO of Clovyr. I have reviewed the transcription but if you find any mistakes, please feel free to email me. You can listen to the original recording here.

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In this episode, I talk with Amber Baldet from Clovyr. We talk about surveillance capitalism and the increasing hunger for data by Silicon Valley behemoths, the impact on society as well as question recent Coinbase decisions and Web 3.0.

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