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The Average Consumer's Guide to Cryptocurrency

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The Average Consumer's Guide to Cryptocurrency

    Ep. 359 - Why Cryptocurrency is Necessary for a True Democracy, w/ Blockdaemon's Konstantin Richter

    Ep. 359 - Why Cryptocurrency is Necessary for a True Democracy, w/ Blockdaemon's Konstantin Richter

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, we meet with Konstantin Richter who unveils his masterpiece, Blockdaemon. This service allows anyone to run one of dozens of blockchain nodes, for free. This not only helps secure the networks, but lets users earn revenue all at the same time. This saves the average consumer weeks and months of time, if they had an expert holding their hand through all the bash prompt commands. Not to mention thousands of dollars in server hardware and upkeep.

    Why run a node? The more nodes there are under a different user’s control, the more decentralized and secure a network is against censorship, hacks, downtime, and bad actors. It is critical that major crypto networks have tens or hundreds of nodes, if not millions. Major hacking groups, including world governments and intelligence agencies have no problem spooling up thousands of nodes to perform 51% attacks, so it is very important to be conscious of this aspect of cryptocurrency -- the underlying blockchain and infrastructure is very important.

    Blockdaemon is an amazing leap forward in the ease of running a node. We learn a lot from Konstantin in this episode about not only what goes into running a node, but which cryptocurrencies his platform supports, and even how the user can monetize their node to make passive income from it! If you have time to listen to this podcast, you have the time to take advantage of this opportunity!


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    Ep. 358 - The "Google" of Crypto (that pays you), w/ Presearch founder Colin Pape

    Ep. 358 - The "Google" of Crypto (that pays you), w/ Presearch founder Colin Pape

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, we spoke with Colin Pape, founder of Presearch. Presearch is a privacy-centric search engine aggregator whose advertising is powered by the PRE token. It’s a very novel approach to ad placement. Instead of an endless money pit like Google Ads, people can stake whatever keywords they want, and their ads will appear based on their stake rank. It’s one of the best tokenomics models for locking tokens out of supply in an actually useful way.

    Colin gives us his story on being a small startup trying to tackle the biggest giant on the Internet. He’s a really likeable guy that makes you want to root for him, not just his mission. Presearch is one of the best hidden gems, with an already working product, and over 10,000 daily users and counting. The biggest question is, how long is this thing really gonna need before it takes off and blows up huge? What partnerships and integrations are in the works? Colin lets us know his plans in this episode.

    But the best part is, you can also earn PRE tokens just for searching!

    Guest Links:
    https://twitter.com/colinpape
    https://presearch.org/


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    Ep. 357 - Crypto Research with Garrick Hilleman of the London School of Economics and Blockchain.com

    Ep. 357 - Crypto Research with Garrick Hilleman of the London School of Economics and Blockchain.com

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, brought to you by pTokens and pNetwork, we talked with Garrick Hileman, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and the Head of Research at Blockchain.com. One of the things sorely missing from crypto investors is the simple basic understanding of economics, so we wanted to help shed some light on that subject. Garrick gave us a basic high level overview of so many important concepts to understand before choosing if an investment is a wise decision.

    We covered topics such as different economic theories, the Hayek vs Keynesian economic philosophies, what debt really is and what function does it serve, what inflation rates do in staking protocols, what makes tokenomics good or bad, and the real big question we all wonder… is the current financial system failing because it was bad, or because it was abused? Can it be saved?

    This is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss.


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    • 57 min
    Ep. 356 - Spending crypto and mainstream adoption, w/ AMP Founder Tyler Spalding

    Ep. 356 - Spending crypto and mainstream adoption, w/ AMP Founder Tyler Spalding

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, brought to you by pTokens, we catch up with Tyler Spalding from AMP Token, formerly known as Flexacoin. He gives us the inside scoop on why he decided to rebrand, when it makes sense for a company to consider it. He gives us an update on the project’s progress, though much still remains behind the curtain.

    The conversation turned to more high level insights from the former NASA engineer turned digital payments specialist. He gave us his thoughts on banks providing crypto custody, the emerging Central Bank Digital Currencies, and how many financial middlemen’s days are numbered.

    Lastly, we learned how Tyler measures success. Being one of the most successful people on earth by normal standards, it is interesting to hear his thoughts and passions about why he keeps going even though he never has to work if he didn’t want to. If you haven’t heard his previous interviews in older episodes, you need to go check them out too.


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    Ep. 355 - Deep Dive on Crypto Oracles w/ Band Protocol founder Soravis Srinawakoon

    Ep. 355 - Deep Dive on Crypto Oracles w/ Band Protocol founder Soravis Srinawakoon

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, brought to you by pNetwork and pTokens, we got some great insight into the future of DeFi with Band Protocol Co-Founder Soravis Srinawakoon. Soravis is our very first guest from Thailand and he gives us the insider scoop on the crypto landscape thriving in the land of Boon-nam. As an early investor in crypto oracle technology, Soravis is an expert and gives us the 101 on why this is such a critical piece of infrastructure.

    The main topic we kept returning to is the real potential of DeFi; would it remain a growing niche, or perhaps replace the entire financial system? On one hand, you have all of the power built on smoke and mirrors on a hidden over leveraged balance sheet that has been compounding for hundreds of years. On the other hand, DeFi brings fundamentally pure value on transparent blockchain, that can decide for itself what rules to comply with and what rules to disregard. At some point, the threat of DeFi becomes a promise, but it has a long way still to go.

    Lastly, we got his thoughts on the Kucoin hack, and the collaboration of many other exchanges to help out. There is a long ongoing debate on immutability vs intervention when these enormous security breaches take place. While Kucoin has mostly recovered at the time this podcast airs, the actions and inactions that took place industry wide will be felt forever.


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    Ep. 354 - Building One of the Largest Crypto Exchanges in History, w/ BitFlyer's Joel Edgerton

    Ep. 354 - Building One of the Largest Crypto Exchanges in History, w/ BitFlyer's Joel Edgerton

    In this episode of CRYPTO 101, brought to you by pNetwork and pTokens (PNT), we got to know Joel Edgerton, the COO of the BitFlyer US exchange. BitFlyer is one of the largest crypto exchanges in Japan, and Joel worked overseas with them for a very long time before being tapped as the man to lead the expansion into the US and navigate the choppy waters here in North America.

    Joel shares with us a wealth of knowledge from his travels all over the world, living in Japan for over a decade, experience working with Fortune 100 companies before BitFlyer, and a very interesting perspective on how decisions are made at crypto exchanges. We got to learn about critical things that we don’t really even know about as regular traders, things like shared liquidity and how distributed order books work. He taught us about BitFlyer’s unique order types that make it a better and easier place to trade.

    Joel shared his views on the DeFi boom, and at the end of the conversation, it was clear that not all exchanges are created equal. BitFlyer has the vision to really take some market share away from the early incumbents in the US crypto industry. You can be the first in your private group to get the edge of using their platform to place smarter orders.

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