Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss ponzi schemes in Wonderland.
Bitfinex and Tether have done a variety of problematic things in their history.
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss QuadrigaCX the fraudulent Canadian Bitcoin exchange
Ethereum Vitalik breaks down the limits to scaling. Hard Forks Eric Wall shares a flowchart from the Segwit2X Bitcoin scaling debate that can serve as a useful model for understanding contentious hard forks. https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1397977347572310018 Steve Bannon's Italian Gladiator School for Western Culture Ben Munster breaks down the absurdity of the above phrase. ICYMI https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/05/23/tether-and-bitfinex-are-unacceptable-the-fundamental-divide/ In … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-05-30
In this episode Cas and I take a look at the payments processor for Bitfinex, Tether, Kraken, Quadriga, and Bitmex. They’re implicated in money laundering for the cartels, wire fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, and more. Episode 6 – Crypto Capital Corp: the quiet billion dollar cryptocurrency scam — Crypto Critics' Corner https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://youtu.be/bPAfTQjMkbk In this … Continue reading Episode 6 – Crypto Capital Corp: the quiet billion dollar cryptocurrency scam — Crypto Critics’ Corner
It can be difficult to talk about Tether, not because there is disagreement on the essential facts, but due to the lens through which these facts are viewed. The skeptics and critics find it unacceptable that these businesses would give over $1 billion to money launderers and NEVER SIGN A CONTRACT. The traders find that … Continue reading Tether and Bitfinex are Unacceptable: The Fundamental Divide
https://youtu.be/Ey9ngsxG9sE?t=1079 Cointelpro is a new podcast that I went on, quite different from other ones I've done. Much broader in scope and much less focused on crypto. My interview starts a little after the 15 minute mark. We discuss what is crypto, why is crypto, and how does crypto inherit from classic American con men. … Continue reading My Appearance on COINTELPRO
https://tether.to/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TetherWhitePaper.pdf Tether Releases Asset Breakdown I wrote up my thoughts on it here. https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/05/13/for-every-1-of-tether-there-are-0-03-in-cash/ Cas Piancey and I also did a podcast episode on it: https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/05/15/new-episode-of-tether-a-stable-discussion-with-cas-piancey-tethers-pie-charts/ David Gerard wrote up his and seems to have trouble determining what a 'reverse repo note' might be: https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2021/05/13/tether-publishes-two-pie-charts-of-its-reserves/ http://web.archive.org/web/20210513214721/https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2021/05/13/tether-publishes-two-pie-charts-of-its-reserves/ Amy Castor (archive) also wrote up her thoughts on … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Links I Found Interesting 2021-05-16