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Conversations with the smartest people in tech. An irregular, interview-style podcast by the Editorial Team at HackerNoon.com ⚡

    Checks, Balances, and Freedom: Censorship vs The Internet

    Checks, Balances, and Freedom: Censorship vs The Internet

    Who wins in the battle of the internet and freedom of speech? 🥊 Amy Tom, Ellen Stevens, and Zaeem Shoaib chat about censorship and the internet. We all know that fake news = bad, but how do we stop it from being spread without limiting freedom of speech?


    🌏 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:


    The ensuing battle between freedom of speech and protecting people (01:07) ⚔️

    What is the dealio with freedom of speech on the other side of the world? (05:39) 😼

    Wait, what even is Litecoin? (08:55) 😂

    What does Zaeem, resident journalist, say about fake news & fact-checking? (14:20) 😵

    Uh oh marky mark, Facebook is under fire AGAIN this week (19:42) 🔥

    Who gets to decide what is okay and not okay? (27:47) 👀

    Republican leaders in Texas sign off on a new bill about social media content moderation (33:22) 🤯


    🗒️ SHOW NOTES:


    "Fake News Vs. Censorship in the Battle for the Internet" by Sharmini R on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/fake-news-vs-censorship-in-the-battle-for-the-internet-u66g33vb

    lol sorry guys, Walmart will NOT be accepting Litecoin: https://mashable.com/article/litecoin-walmart-fake-news?amp&__twitter_impression=true

    Here's that insider link to a story about WSJ's report on Facebook (cause no paywalls 🙅): https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-content-moderation-58-million-users-xcheck-2021-9

    A new bill that requires tech giant social media companies to disclose more info on their algorithm: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-social-media-bill-signed-law-governor-abbott/


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    • 34 min
    Regulating Bitcoin: Why Crypto-Regulation Should Be Welcomed

    Regulating Bitcoin: Why Crypto-Regulation Should Be Welcomed

    Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Joseph Weinberg, the co-founder of Shyft Network and an OG Bitcoiner. As an early investor in Bitcoin in 2010 and director at Coinsetter until its acquisition by Kraken FX in 2016, Joseph knows what's up in the digital currency world. 🥇


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    "The blockchain doesn't care what we think," says Joseph (02:30) ‼️

    Does more blockchain regulation mean more fees? (05:43) 🥺

    Joseph breaks down the FATF - Financial Action Task Force (08:54) 🔨

    How can the ecosystem continue to succeed as regulations come up? (13:50) 🤝

    "What we are seeing right now is something that crypto has never been faced with before," says Joseph (20:24) 😍

    Will there be regulations on P2P transactions? (25:41) 😬


    Connect with Joseph and Shyft Network:


    Follow Joseph on Twitter @josephweinberg

    Follow Shyft Network on Twitter @shyftnetwork


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    • 32 min
    Creating an Open Source Platform

    Creating an Open Source Platform

    OKAY - here's what you need to know before you start your open-source platform. On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, we hear from Ben Bromhead, CTO of Instaclustr, and Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of Teleport, about how they started their open-source platform. 🙀


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    What was Ev's very first job? (01:44) And Ben's? (03:50) 🚣‍♀️

    What are the roles of different co-founders? (10:31) 🏃

    What do you do when you can't afford to hire new staff but you still need to GSD? (16:59) 💥

    How do you maintain a unique startup culture? (25:44) ❄️

    What did Ev learn from developing an open-source platform? (36:41) 🍭

    If open-source is so amazing, why WOULDN'T I make my product open-source? (41:50) 😵

    Why does Ben choose to follow the open-source movement? (43:46) 🧚‍♂️

    How do open-source companies make money? (49:37) 💰


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    Connect with Ben and Ev:


    Connect with Ev at goteleport.com

    Connect with Ben at instaclustr.com

    Follow Ben on Twitter at @BenBromhead


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    • 46 min
    In Decentralization We Trust

    In Decentralization We Trust

    Is decentralization fair for everyone? This Week On Planet Internet, Utsav Jaiswal, Sidra Ijaz, and Amy Tom talk about the decentralization movement. What's the latest with DeFi? Can AI & decentralization be friends? 🥺


    🌍 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:


    The great debate on whether to use social financing options or stick to personal financing 😵

    Are trusted AI models fair? ⚖️

    Is it possible to create a successful decentralized video platform? 🎥

    Are social media algorithms biased? 😪

    What's going on with Thailand's digital currency? 💳


    🗒️ SHOW NOTES:


    The debate between personal finance and social finance on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/personal-to-social-finance-the-great-journey-unfolds

    AI & decentralization on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/in-decentralized-ai-we-trust

    Decentralized video on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/why-youtubes-biggest-competition-will-come-from-decentralized-video-platforms-hk163763

    Thailand's digital baht on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/thailands-digital-baht-likely-to-be-asias-first-cbdc-hi4337e8

    The tweet that tests the Twitter algorithm: https://twitter.com/bascule/status/1307440596668182528


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    • 48 min
    What Is Being a FinTech CEO like?

    What Is Being a FinTech CEO like?

    Big money, get paid. Tom Sosnoff, Co-CEO of tastytrade, and Sean Salas, CEO of Camino Financial, join Amy Tom this week to discuss FinTech startups. What is Wall Street REALLY like? How has the finance industry evolved? Listen to find out - DUN DUN DUNNNN 😵


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    What was Tom's very first job? (01:15) And Sean's? ✨ (02:10)

    What was Wall Street like in the '80s? 👯‍♀️ (07:51)

    Why did Sean start Camino? 👩‍👦‍👦 (10:10)

    How has diversity changed in the finance industry over the years? 🌈 (15:58)

    Tom talks about what he wishes he knew at the start of his career 🍳 (23:15)

    How should we think about financial education for minorities? 🤔 (30:48)

    What does the future of FinTech look like? 🤯 (35:03)


    🫐 Vote for Camino Financial for Startup Of The Year in LA:


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    Brex - https://bit.ly/37doqiH


    🍅 Vote for tastytrade for Startup Of The Year in Chicago:


    https://startups.hackernoon.com/us/chicago-il


    Connect with Tom and Sean:


    Check out Tom's live content on tastytrade.com

    Follow Sean on Twitter @seandsalas

    Check out Sean's podcast: https://www.caminofinancial.com/fundamental-fairness/


    Learn more about HackerNoon and Startups of The Year:


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    • 43 min
    The Robots Are Taking Over

    The Robots Are Taking Over

    Humanoid Natasha, Amy, and Katarina (from the future) say that the robots are taking over This Week On Planet Internet! These days, if you think about anything too hard, you might just explode. But fret not, one day we will all live in robot bodies and no one will be able to touch us. 🦾


    🌎 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:


    What's the latest with the tech behind the pandemic? 🦠 (00:42)

    TL;DR: Robots are coming 🤖 (07:44)

    Will Elon Musk's robots make our beds for us? 🛏 (11:38)

    What's up with the love-hate relationship that we have with working? 👩‍❤️‍👨 (16:16)


    🗒️ SHOW NOTES:


    "Tiny, Fast, & Strong: An Insect-sized Robot that Mimics Cheetah" by ROBOfluence on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/tiny-fast-and-strong-an-insect-sized-robot-that-mimics-cheetah

    Elon Musk is planning to build humanoid robots: https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/19/22633514/tesla-robot-prototype-elon-musk-humanoid-ai-day

    We referred to a Black Mirror episode: it's Black Mirror episode (season 4, episode 5) called "Metalhead". You're welcome.


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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Mirjanar ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cool to hear the team. Have been publishing stories on Hacker Noon for a few years. Great to see and hear the actual voices of the team. Utsav, Natasha, Linh, David - see you back on the internet!

Rodney McKeown ,

Good

As an immigrant, loved hearing more of Linh's story, but overall the feed is little too crypto centric.

Laendra11 ,

Great!

Juan Benet interview was great. Surprised how humble he is - and how willing he is to explain and breakdown how complex things work.

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