Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss historical moments in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space, mainly focusing on frauds, exchange hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.
Decentralization and Tribalism (featuring Oliver Beige)
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey talk with Oliver Beige, an engineer turned economist, who tell us whether decentralization is sustainable and how tribalism plays a role.
Taiwan and Tether (with Sam Reynolds)
Today Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey are joined by Blockworks author Sam Reynolds, a Taipei-based reporter, who discusses the early history of Tether in Taiwan and what can be implied by their issues with their early banking partners.
The Pandora Papers
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey talk about a huge investigative drop from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: the Pandora Papers.
The leaks will help the public understand how the rich, famous, and politically connected are able to evade taxes and move money without anyone knowing.
If you'd like to read about the Papers yourself, please visit https://www.icij.org/investigations/pandora-papers/
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Liberty Reserve: the first stablecoin
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey review Liberty Reserve - the first stablecoin and the first stablecoin shutdown by US regulators.
Evergrande with David Z. Morris
Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey are joined, once again, by David Z. Morris, the chief insights columnist at Coindesk, to discuss what's happening with Evergrande, why it matters for other regions and industries, and how the property market on the Chinese Mainland operates.
Cryptocurrency Lending is Too Good to Believe
Today Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey explore the incredible interest rates offered by centralized cryptocurrency lenders, how they likely make their money, and whether or not any of them are "risk-free."
It’s incredible that the Tether scam is still going.
Impressive and thoughtful
Impressive and well thought out dialogue on the space and the troubling aspects around tether.
Shut Up and Take my Tetherinos!!