10 episodes

Welcome to CryptoScam. This podcast was inspired by all the questionable projects and tokens that were introduced to world once Bitcoin paved the value for value transfer decentralization. For about an hour, a carefully selected Co-Host and I will provide out opinions of the Token, Project or Concept we feel are important for people just starting to learn the ins and outs of the Financial Technology space. There will also be many episodes dealing with other interesting topics outside of the Crypto/Digital Currency & Finance Space.

About Me:
I worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. My expertise is in Economic Trends, Equity/Derivatives Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, I been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom and 'potentially' privacy. You can find my latest work cross posted at LibertyLifeTrail.com and YouTube Channel. As for my academic background, I hold a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology. (Twitter: @ToneVays)

Consulting Survives:
I am available for short term consulting contracts globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
Price of Bitcoin $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
Reach out at Tone@protonmail.ch

CryptoScam Tone Vays

    • Technology

Welcome to CryptoScam. This podcast was inspired by all the questionable projects and tokens that were introduced to world once Bitcoin paved the value for value transfer decentralization. For about an hour, a carefully selected Co-Host and I will provide out opinions of the Token, Project or Concept we feel are important for people just starting to learn the ins and outs of the Financial Technology space. There will also be many episodes dealing with other interesting topics outside of the Crypto/Digital Currency & Finance Space.

About Me:
I worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. My expertise is in Economic Trends, Equity/Derivatives Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, I been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom and 'potentially' privacy. You can find my latest work cross posted at LibertyLifeTrail.com and YouTube Channel. As for my academic background, I hold a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology. (Twitter: @ToneVays)

Consulting Survives:
I am available for short term consulting contracts globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
Price of Bitcoin $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
Reach out at Tone@protonmail.ch

    Ethereum's Smart Contracts (w/ Johnny Dilley)

    Ethereum's Smart Contracts (w/ Johnny Dilley)

    Ethereum's Smart Contracts (w/ Johnny Dilley) by Tone Vays

    • 1 hr 9 min
    CryptoScam #9 - Crypto Hedge Funds

    CryptoScam #9 - Crypto Hedge Funds

    In this 9th Episode of CryptoScam I take a look the ridiculous idea of a Crypto Hedge Fund and explore some of the people trying to get money out of unqualified investors so they can lose it for them. This all started with an interview with Augusta Summers at the LA Blockcon even. Please watch this awesome episode of CryptoScam and leave your comments below.

    NOTE: Sorry about the sound guys, but I did not have the time to normalize the sound between the three videos that got merged.

    Donations: 1GEN2veX3gncFV6W6m1S8zf5US1QMZxRkM
    Twitter: @ToneVays Web: http://www.libertylifetrail.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzHbAfwEcq8

    Reference Links:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/07/12/crypto-boom-15-new-hedge-funds-want-in-on-84000-returns/#57c90bb416a7
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015013749124
    https://www.facebook.com/seanironstag?fref=ufi&rc=p&pnref=story
    http://aurynfunds.com/

    Tone Vays Consulting Services:
    Currently available for Short-Term consulting contracts Globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any. Reach out via email: Tone@protonmail.ch

    Credits:
    Special Thanks to @BoobsNBitcoin https://twitter.com/boobsnbitcoins for help with some of the research, @PirateBeachBum https://twitter.com/piratebeachbum for help with the graphics and @coryhughes2010 https://twitter.com/coryhughes2010 with the interview video editing.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    CryptoScam #8 - Ethereum Launch (w/ Jason Seibert)

    CryptoScam #8 - Ethereum Launch (w/ Jason Seibert)

    In this 8th Episode of CryptoScam I am joined by Jason Siebert of the ImNOTYourLawyer Show. Ethereum is a very complicated project so it will take at least 3 episodes to cover it. In this 1st attempt we focus on the Ethereum token pre-sale which to anyone with any financial experience, is an obvious sale of an unlicensed unregistered security. Jason's expertise helps fill in some of the details. We could have talked about these details all day but at some point we had to stop.

    NOTE: I would like to apologize from the start to any of the people mentioned by name being involved in the project and our speculation of their potential legal implications.

    Here are some additional resources where Jason Siebert has spoken about the details of the Ethereum project from a legal perspective.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0cnM4yVOc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tHJ1C_kfbk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17cSSKxcr2U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4NMuBK9s_Q
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76UZ9jS7-_8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1yAIXN8-s4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-JykyCrnRw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi8h2-iY29w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM4FMISE05M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM4FMISE05M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IXOOgJVSQg

    Donations: 1MJ9JLkysL5zTZbBHMQ6RGr6PcZof25iCX
    Twitter: @ToneVays Web: http://www.libertylifetrail.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tonevayslibertylifetrail

    Co-Host: Jason Siebert
    XOtika.TV: https://xotika.tv/#/channel1250/ImNotYourLawyer
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNC-oeyJT6GlS3sqOwwEJYw
    Web: http://www.seibert-law.com/

    Tone Vays Consulting Services:
    Currently available for Short-Term consulting contracts Globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
    Price of Bitcoin Less Than $1,000 == 0.15 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin $1,000 to $3,000 == 0.10 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin Greater Than $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
    Reach out via email: Tone@protonmail.ch

    • 1 hr 55 min
    CryptoScam #7 - Manipulation (ft. Andy Hoffman)

    CryptoScam #7 - Manipulation (ft. Andy Hoffman)

    In this 7th Episode of CryptoScam I am joined by Andy Hoffman (Marketing Director, Miles Franklin Precious Metals) as we explore the complicated world of Market Manipulation from Gold to Stocks to Bitcoin. While Andy and I agree on most things, there is a major different in how we see market manipulation. His view is that it's Government Sponsored and Long-Term Focused while mine is that it's Private Sector Opportunistic and Short-Term Focused while the Government is doing the best job they can to keep economics stable. Of course the Government is very bad doing this job which is why they should not be involved in centrally planning economic growth and should just stick to Rule of Law, but it is the reality we live and invest in.

    Andy's Blog & Recent Work as Referenced in the Podcast:
    https://www.milesfranklin.com/blog/
    https://www.milesfranklin.com/the-1200-pm-est-cap-of-last-resort/

    Other References to Gold Manipulation (some referenced in podcast):
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-22/gold-manipulation-suspicion-lingers
    http://news.goldseek.com/GATA/1487603275.php

    Stock Market & Gold Returns & Calculators:
    https://www.tradingview.com/chart/GC1!/a0zNKMTw-Can-a-Gold-Bear-Market-Last-Another-15yrs-Update/
    https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/825034164873347072
    https://dqydj.com/sp-500-return-calculator/
    https://dqydj.com/inflation-adjusted-gold-return-calculator/

    FOMC References:
    http://redrockconference.byu.edu/sites/default/files/lucca_moench.pdf
    http://econ.as.nyu.edu/docs/IO/21630/Moench_11302011.pdf
    https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/808684577753563136
    https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/809036187000307712
    https://t.co/abaK3fiztR

    Silver Manipulation to the Upside Topic:
    https://www.bullionvault.com/gold-news/silver-buffett-hunts-032820146
    Martin Armstrong's View as he was involved:
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/press/bloomberg-october-1998/
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/uncategorized/are-markets-manipulated-all-the-time/
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/uncategorized/metals-perpetually-suppressed/
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/markets-by-sector/precious-metals/gold/bankers-forced-out-of-metals/

    China References:
    https://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-182-name-anything-thats-impossible/
    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000591334
    http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=CNY&view=1Y
    https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/801816286938460160

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    Twitter: @ToneVays Web: http://www.libertylifetrail.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tonevayslibertylifetrail
    Co-Host: Andy Hoffman
    Blog: https://www.milesfranklin.com/blog/
    Web: https://www.milesfranklin.com/

    Tone Vays Consulting Services:
    Currently available for Short-Term consulting contracts Globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
    Price of Bitcoin Less Than $1,000 == 0.15 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin $1,000 to $3,000 == 0.10 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin Greater Than $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
    Reach out via email: Tone@protonmail.ch

    • 1 hr 47 min
    CryptoScam #6 - Ripple (w/ Peter Todd)

    CryptoScam #6 - Ripple (w/ Peter Todd)

    In this 6th Episode of CryptoScam I am joined by Peter Todd (a Bitcoin Core Contributor) as we explore the value proposition of Ripple. It is amazing what one can learn in under 24 hours of trying to understand this token. We begin with the story of one the shadiest founders of a project in the CryptoSpace and end with proof that ripple is perhaps the biggest scam of all the coins. It continues to show that when you suspect something is off on a project, investigation usually reveals that it's 100x times worse than you could have imagined.

    Peter Todd's Paper on Ripple:
    https://github.com/petertodd/ripple-consensus-analysis-paper/blob/master/paper.pdf
    Additional sources discussed in the Episode:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/19/behind-the-biggest-bitcoin-heist-in-history-inside-the-implosion-of-mt-gox.html
    (clearly not written by any Crypto Media cause they actually investigated)
    https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-ripple-labs-inc-first-civil-enforcement-action-against-virtual
    http://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/ripple-reportedly-orders-freeze-of-1m-worth-of-mccaleb-funds/

    MtGox Videos:
    Volume 8 (FlashCrash): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1X6qQt9ONg
    Volume 9 (MtGox Gets Pwned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfolESzFabg

    Donations: 162ShMve5zEV6L16mdLrFhthRPzvtzqhYT
    Twitter: @ToneVays Web: http://www.libertylifetrail.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tonevayslibertylifetrail
    Co-Host: Peter Todd
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc
    Web: https://github.com/petertodd

    Tone Vays Consulting Services:
    Currently available for Short-Term consulting contracts Globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
    Price of Bitcoin Less Than $1,000 == 0.15 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin $1,000 to $3,000 == 0.10 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin Greater Than $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
    Reach out via email: Tone@protonmail.ch

    • 1 hr 37 min
    CryptoScam #5 - Augur (w/ Paul Sztorc)

    CryptoScam #5 - Augur (w/ Paul Sztorc)

    NOTE: This should be the last video with questionable Video/Audio.
    In this 5th Episode of CryptoScam I am joined by Paul Sztorc (aka of Bitcoin Hivemind & Truthcoin). In this episode we explore the value proposition of Augur. We spend a lot of time on the early days how it was originally designed based on Paul's published work. We then discuss how the Augur token came about and question it's use case. We close the show discussing the concepts of Decentralized Prediction Markets and why they are needed.

    Paul Sztorc's published criticism of Augur
    http://bitcoinhivemind.com/blog/case-against-augur/
    Truthcoin White Paper (Peer-to-Peer Oracle System and Prediction Market): http://www.truthcoin.info/papers/truthcoin-whitepaper.pdf

    Donations: 162ShMve5zEV6L16mdLrFhthRPzvtzqhYT
    Twitter: @ToneVays Web: LibertyLifeTrail.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/tonevayslibertylifetrail
    Co-Host: Paul Sztorc
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Truthcoin
    Web: http://bitcoinhivemind.com/ and http://www.truthcoin.info/

    Tone Vays Consulting Services:
    Currently available for Short-Term consulting contracts Globally (remote or in person) at the following rates + travel expenses if any.
    Price of Bitcoin Less Than $1,000 == 0.15 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin $1,000 to $3,000 == 0.10 bitcoins/hr
    Price of Bitcoin Greater Than $3,000 == 0.05 bitcoins/hr
    Reach out via email: Tone@protonmail.ch

    • 1 hr 1 min

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