Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss the outsized influence of stablecoins on crypto
Cas Piancey and Bennnett Tomlin are joined by David Canellis to discuss the recently released investigative report on Tether, the Tether Papers.
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss the impact of the President's Working Group Report on Stablecoins and the outsized influence Tether appeared to have.
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey are joined by Daniel Goldman to discuss Arbitrum, Lightning, Layer-2's, and tracking Tether.
I recently appeared on the NFT QT podcast to discuss my thoughts on NFTs and NFT coins. I specifically discuss my worries about scams, securities, and some things I find meaningless. Full show notes. https://feeds.simplecast.com/xCQr3ykc AppleOvercastGoogle
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
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
There is a brand new DeFi protocol that lets you immediately take out a loan for half your collateral and the protocol will automatically pay back your loan. Financial magic, involving transmuting one coin, into another, while depositing one in a pool, magically you can get a loan and have no risk of liquidations (not … Continue reading $ALCX: Alchemix Cannot Turn Lead to Gold
Recently, Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain have increased in usage thanks to congestion on Ethereum. Also recently, several people have started posting politically censored material on Binance's chains. This opens up several ethical questions that I think are valuable for anyone involved in crypto to ruminate on. Censorship resistance is a valuable tool. It … Continue reading The Ethics of Censorship Resistance