44 episodes

The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.

The Decrypting Crypto Podcast Matthew Howells-Barby & Austin Knight

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The Decrypting Crypto podcast is your hype-free and bias-free guide to understanding the complex world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Your hosts, Matthew Howells-Barby and Austin Knight, will take you on a journey of decrypting the various concepts related to blockchain technology and explaining them in a language that everyone can understand. Whether you're completely new to crypto, have an interest in investing, or have been directly involved in the space for several years, there will be something for you to enjoy.

    Lonely Libra's Lost its Friends

    Lonely Libra's Lost its Friends

    After two US Senators sent a strongly-worded letter to a number of the payment processing companies that had initially joined the Libra Association, a mass exodus began. The letter, sent to the likes of Stripe, Visa and Mastercard, urged them to leave the association, threatening to subject them to "a high level of scrutiny from regulators" on all of their payment activities. This is quite the blog for Libra, Facebook, and it raises some serious concerns around the approach taken by the US Senators.

    • 36 min
    Quantum Computing and its Future Threat to Encryption

    Quantum Computing and its Future Threat to Encryption

    Off the back of the news that researchers at Google have developed a quantum computer that managed to compute a problem in under 3 minutes that the world's most powerful classical supercomputer would take 10,000 years to complete, we look at the implications on blockchain and the technology that we use in our every day lives. Not only that, but we look at how Kik has taken the bold move to retire their 300 million user product to focus on fighting the SEC around the launch of their cryptocurrency, Kin.

    • 32 min
    Taylor Monahan on Why DApps Still Have a Long Way to Go

    Taylor Monahan on Why DApps Still Have a Long Way to Go

    We speak with the CEO of MyCrypto, Taylor Monahan, to see how her mindset has changed and how MyCrypto has evolved since we last spoke to her over a year ago. Taylor shares why she believes DApps have a long way to go before they're truly useful to the masses, the personal security challenges that end users are facing in 2019, and also some of the upcoming new features of MyCrypto.

    • 43 min
    Libra May Never Launch But Could Hurt Bitcoin in the Process

    Libra May Never Launch But Could Hurt Bitcoin in the Process

    Crypto lobbyists are worried about Libra's impact on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin getting caught in the crossfire of regulatory action, while Facebook is worried that Libra may never see the light of day. We dig through Facebook's quarterly report to highlight how the company is currently feeling about Libra's chances. Also, we talk through the implications of the Marshall Islands launching their own cryptocurrency and why it's different from other state-run cryptocurrencies like the Petro.

    • 38 min
    Crypto is Tax Free!

    Crypto is Tax Free!

    Ok, cryptocurrency isn't tax-free everywhere, but Portugal has taken the bold stance of not requiring income tax or capital gains deductions on personal cryptocurrency transactions. Beach house in the Algarve, anyone? On the other side of the globe, China announces its own digital currency to go up against the likes of Libra - we discuss all this and more.

    • 39 min
    Greg Freeman on Why Decentralization is NOT the Goal of Security Tokens

    Greg Freeman on Why Decentralization is NOT the Goal of Security Tokens

    We speak with Greg Freeman, CTO of the real estate investment platform, iFunded. Greg shares his thoughts on how security tokens are going to shape the future of private investments over the coming years, and why decentralization is NOT the goal here.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

Ricklangston ,

Everything crypto now makes sense!!

I’m studying my MSc in Tech Law and I’ve struggled to find a resource that explains cryptocurrencies in enough detail, but is equally understandable... until now! I’ve been on some long car journeys lately and this has been the perfect companion whilst driving. That language is easy to follow and the episodes are well thought out and planned so that it all comes together by the end of each one. Also the relationship between the two hosts really makes it feel like you’re sat listening to two of your friends chat about a hobby of theirs, rather than some podcasts which feel like lectures. A must listen for anyone interested in investing, or just wanting to know what the hell it is all about!

Bushidochris ,

Really welcome voice in the space

The guys have a great rapport to listen to and make understanding the fundamentals of what initially to me seemed a totally impenetrable world of cryptocurrency and the block chain. Hope that they enjoy making the show as much as I do trying to learn from it.

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