Episode 29 — The Pandora Papers — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/10/09/episode-29-the-pandora-papers/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mEgKTXnTWY In this episode Cas and I discuss the Pandora Papers, why they are important, what has been revealed, and most importantly why this type of journalism is so valuable and so important. AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercastRSS Feed

Tether’s Change of Heart

I have struggled for years to parse Tether's behavior. It is very difficult to determine which of their inexplicable actions are motivated by incompetence, by negligence, by desperation, or by malice. Were they unbacked because they were taking advantage of their users, because they thought they had no better option, or because they didn't realize … Continue reading Tether’s Change of Heart

Episode 28 — Liberty Reserve: The First Stablecoin — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/10/04/episode-28-liberty-reserve-the-first-stablecoin/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://youtu.be/Fim-939Cbxg In this episode Cas and I discuss what we call the ‘first stablecoin’ Liberty Reserve. Liberty Reserve was a digital representation of a dollar that was marketed based on its censorship resistance that was frequently used for illicit acts and was shut down thanks to massive cooperation between regulators and law enforcement. … Continue reading Episode 28 — Liberty Reserve: The First Stablecoin — Crypto Critics’ Corner

Episode 27 — Evergrande with David Z Morris — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/09/28/episode-27-evergrande-with-david-z-morris/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://youtu.be/IFAQhAvO6F0 In this episode Cas and I are joined by David Z Morris of Coindesk to discuss some of the oddities surrounding the current situation with Evergrande in China. AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercastRSS Feed You can find David’s Twitter here, his Substack here, and his book here.

Tether’s Executives are Deeply Conflicted

Let's start at the top (or more accurately at the figurehead): Jean Louis Van Der Velde, the CEO of both Bitfinex and Tether is also the executive director for a Hong Kong based Venture Capital Firm. (Archive) Giancarlo Devasini, the Chief Financial Officer for both Bitfinex and Tether, is a shareholder and director in BlueBit … Continue reading Tether’s Executives are Deeply Conflicted

Episode 23 — Binance: The Tai Chi Document — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/08/20/episode-23-binance-the-tai-chi-document/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss/ https://youtu.be/5BqhkZBUPfo In this episode Cas and I discuss the Binance Tai Chi documents. A leaked set of documents as reported on by Forbes, which detail Binance’s plan to Binance US as part of a strategy of regulatory arbitrage.  AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercastRSS Feed

Episode 22 — Blockchain Terminal with Robert Green — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/08/16/episode-22-blockchain-terminal-with-robert-green/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss/ https://youtu.be/N9fmzPxbE-Q In this episode Cas and I are joined by Robert Green, a marketing consultant who had worked with Blockchain Terminal. Blockchain Terminal was a fraudulent cryptocurrency company who was claiming to build the “Bloomberg Terminal” of crypto. The biggest issue with the company is that it was run by a known fraudster named … Continue reading Episode 22 — Blockchain Terminal with Robert Green — Crypto Critics’ Corner

Episode 20 – Algorithmic stablecoins and regulation with Frances Coppola (Part 2) — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/08/06/episode-20-algorithmic-stablecoins-and-regulation-with-frances-coppola-part-2/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://youtu.be/pHMJWwYG7ss In this episode Cas and I are joined by Frances Coppola to stablecoins and how they fit into the regulatory landscape. We also discuss some of the problems with algorithmic and partially collateralized stablecoins.  AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercastRSS Feed You can find Frances’ Twitter here, her blog here, and her book here. Note: This post contains an affiliate … Continue reading Episode 20 – Algorithmic stablecoins and regulation with Frances Coppola (Part 2) — Crypto Critics’ Corner

Episode 19 – Inflation, deflation, and stablecoins with Frances Coppola (Part 1) — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/08/02/episode-19-inflation-deflation-and-stablecoins-with-frances-coppola-part-1/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://youtu.be/QhB1SzOx518 In this episode Cas and I are joined by Frances Coppola to discuss inflation and deflation along with stablecoins.  AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercastRSS Feed You can find Frances’ Twitter here, her blog here, and her book here. Note: This post contains an affiliate link to support the blog.