My Appearance on Coffeezilla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-whuXHSL1Pg I appeared during this video to discuss the history of Bitfinex and Tether executives. To read more about their history: https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/03/27/before-bitfinex-and-tether/ If you would like an introduction to the history of Bitifnex and Tether: https://bennettftomlin.com/2020/12/08/an-introduction-to-the-tether-bitfinex-controversy/

Episode 7 – QuadrigaCX: the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that just won’t die — Crypto Critics’ Corner

https://cryptocriticscorner.com/2021/06/01/episode-7-quadrigacx-the-canadian-cryptocurrency-exchange-that-just-wont-die/ https://anchor.fm/s/4fa795b4/podcast/rss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZCRMcYSKE In this episode Cas and I dive into QuadrigaCX, the ill-fated exchange who was using Crypto Capital, lost client funds, got their start in ponzi schemes, may have faked their own death, and more. AnchorSpotifyAppleGoogleOvercast Cas wrote an in-depth piece on Cotten’s death fraud.

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-05-30

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

Episode 6 – Crypto Capital Corp: the quiet billion dollar cryptocurrency scam — Crypto Critics’ Corner

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

Tether and Bitfinex are Unacceptable: The Fundamental Divide

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

My Appearance on COINTELPRO

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

Sunday Reads – Links I Found Interesting 2021-05-16

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

My Second Conversation with Cas Piancey on ‘Tether: A Stable Discussion’: Solvency and Backing

PART ONE CAN BE FOUND HERE PART THREE CAN BE FOUND HERE PART FOUR CAN BE FOUND HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYPBYPCtq54 Cas Piancey, my writing partner and friend, and I are doing several episodes on the history and controversy surrounding Bitfinex and Tether. This episode is mostly focused on the post hack history. We discuss banking, insolvency, … Continue reading My Second Conversation with Cas Piancey on ‘Tether: A Stable Discussion’: Solvency and Backing