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Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

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    • 4.7 • 117 Ratings

Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.

    Data Emancipation and The Permissionless Future with Filecoin's Pooja Shah

    Data Emancipation and The Permissionless Future with Filecoin's Pooja Shah

    My guest today is Pooja Shah, Product Lead at Filecoin. Filecoin is a decentralized storage network that turns the world’s unused storage into an algorithmic market, creating a permanent, decentralized future for the web. Prior to joining Filecoin, Pooja worked at Palantir, the leading Big data analytics company for Governments and Intelligence agencies, and started her own company Dagny, a virtual reality platform focused on improving the users productivity.
    Our conversation touched a wide range of topics in data and crypto. The topics discussed included her time and what she learned at Palantir, VR and it’s roadblocks, Filecoin vs Torrent Platforms she explains how Filecoin is trying disrupt the data industry and what is and why data emancipation is important. 
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    Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry.
    Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe.
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    Permission
    Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus.
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    BITTREX GLOBAL
    DEFI TOKENS from BITTREX GLOBAL. Bittrex Global is offering all of Charlie's listeners the ability to trade DeFi tokens without paying trading or gas fees through the end of 2020. Bittrex Global is the safest and most secure place for you to trade DeFi tokens like Compound, Aave, Balancer and all of the rest of the top tokens. Please visit https://global.bittrex.com/discover/defi to get free trades and no gas fees now.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 46 min
    The Road to Bitcoin's $20k: CryptoBirb breaks down the 2020 Market Runup

    The Road to Bitcoin's $20k: CryptoBirb breaks down the 2020 Market Runup

    My guest today is CryptoBirb, Founder and CEO of The Birb Nest. The Birb Nest is one of the most successful crypto educational and trading community platforms, with hundreds of clients powered by a top notch team with proven expertise in technical analysis, fundamental analysis and IT. CryptoBirb is a Chemical Engineer turned Crypto and Legacy market trader.
    Our conversation covers the 2020 Crypto market runup, Bitcoin approaching All Time Highs, how the retail investor is buying crypto, singularity and it’s possible effects on Bitcoin and the Crypto Industry at large, and much more. I had a blast talking and learning from my friend CryptoBirb, I hope you enjoy this conversation.
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    ELECTRONEUM
    Electroneum, has gained widespread adoption providing a mobile-first payment solution to the world's unbanked, attracting more than 4M users worldwide in less than three years. They have since launched a new freelance marketplace, AnyTask.com, which is providing thousands of freelancers the opportunity to sell their services to buyers globally, without the need of a bank account. Learn more at Electroneum.com.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 32 min
    Fan Long: The Problem with PoS, Conflux and the Chinese Crypto Environment

    Fan Long: The Problem with PoS, Conflux and the Chinese Crypto Environment

    My guest today is Fan Long, co-founder of Conflux, founder and president of Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute and currently an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto. Conflux is a next generation blockchain protocol with a focus on scalability, security and extensibility. Fan holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from MIT. His research interests included systems security, programming language, and blockchain. He was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Dissertation Award and MIT Best Dissertation Award for his work in Automatic patch generation, which is focused on creating software that promises to automatically correct software defects without the need for developers.
    He was also a competitive programmer, winning two gold medals in the International Olympiad of Informatics (2005, 2006). Our conversation covers the origins of bitcoin and blockchain with an emphasis on comparing bitcoin and blockchain to previous distributed system networks and how they attempted to solve the Byzantine Generals Problem, we also compare and contrast the differences between the proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS), the current crypto environment in China and what it’s like running a Crypto Company in China and his work at Conflux, and which country fears Bitcoin becomes the world reserve currency the most.
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    Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry.
    Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe.
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    Permission
    Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus.
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    BITTREX GLOBAL
    DEFI TOKENS from BITTREX GLOBAL. Bittrex Global is offering all of Charlie's listeners the ability to trade DeFi tokens without paying trading or gas fees through the end of 2020. Bittrex Global is the safest and most secure place for you to trade DeFi tokens like Compound, Aave, Balancer and all of the rest of the top tokens. Please visit https://global.bittrex.com/discover/defi to get free trades and no gas fees now.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 45 min
    Governance 2.0: Rethinking governance in the era of decentralization with Gabriel Abed

    Governance 2.0: Rethinking governance in the era of decentralization with Gabriel Abed

    Gabriel Abed is an expert on Central Bank digital currencies, blockchain technology, and is a pioneer and a leader within the Caribbean blockchain and crypto industry. Gabriel co-founded and was the Vice Chairman at Bitt, the leading Caribbean-based digital asset exchange. Gabriel has given presentations on digital currencies and blockchain technology to the leading economic and political institutions, including but not limited to the United Nations (U.N.), the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (I.M.O.).
    He has also consulted heads of state and governments on blockchain and digital assets, most recently he was appointed as the Special Technology Advisor to the Honourable David Burt, Premier of Bermuda and has advised the Premier and his government on legislation and the best way of implementing blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. He is currently working on a new top secret project. In this conversation we discuss the rise in demand for a secondary citizenship and the various different naturalization process across the globe, his time at Bitt and his experience consulting the Premier of Bermuda and the Bermudian government on blockchain and digital currencies, the growth and future of DAOs and how governance and social institutions will be decentralized and a lot more. Gabriel is not only a friend, but one of the leading entrepreneurs and ambassadors of the crypto industry.
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    ELECTRONEUM
    Electroneum, has gained widespread adoption providing a mobile-first payment solution to the world's unbanked, attracting more than 4M users worldwide in less than three years. They have since launched a new freelance marketplace, AnyTask.com, which is providing thousands of freelancers the opportunity to sell their services to buyers globally, without the need of a bank account. Learn more at Electroneum.com.
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    Permian Chain
    PermianChain brings together the crypto-mining and oil and gas sectors. We offer crypto projects access to cheap, abundant power, using an oil and gas blockchain-integrated framework (OGBiF) to ensure that stranded and wasted energy resources are used efficiently. This unlocks liquidity and transforms the way that oil and gas reserves are funded, produced, bought and sold on the blockchain.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 41 min
    Community First, Token Second with Greg Isenberg, Founder of Late Checkout

    Community First, Token Second with Greg Isenberg, Founder of Late Checkout

    Greg Isenberg, Founder of Late Checkout, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    Greg and Charlie discuss Late Checkout, web design, communities, design tools, product marketing, early internet, engineering, social internet, crypto, art, intuition marketing, tokens, incentives, and building massive communities.
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    Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry.
    Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe.
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    Permission
    Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 35 min
    Crypto Trading Secrets with the Ambassador of Crypto, Chieh Liu, Founder of Overbit

    Crypto Trading Secrets with the Ambassador of Crypto, Chieh Liu, Founder of Overbit

    Chieh Lu, Founder of Overbit, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    Chieh Lu and Charlie discuss Overbit, PayPal, Derivatives, Crypto Trading, market sentiment, Bitmex, Regulation, Okex, USDT, Bitcoin, trading communities, crypto exchanges, Forex, stable coins, audits, demo accounts, conversion rates, and the future of crypto exchanges.
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    Bitpay Card
    The all new Bitpay card is chalked full of new features. It has contactless pay, a new EMV chip, added in-app security where users can lock their card anytime, and so much more. Unlike other cards, reloading has no conversion fees & you can load your card whenever you want to. Download the latest version of the BitPay App and click the card icon to get to the new card offer.
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    ELECTRONEUM
    Electroneum, has gained widespread adoption providing a mobile-first payment solution to the world's unbanked, attracting more than 4M users worldwide in less than three years. They have since launched a new freelance marketplace, AnyTask.com, which is providing thousands of freelancers the opportunity to sell their services to buyers globally, without the need of a bank account. Learn more at Electroneum.com.
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    Permian Chain
    PermianChain brings together the crypto-mining and oil and gas sectors. We offer crypto projects access to cheap, abundant power, using an oil and gas blockchain-integrated framework (OGBiF) to ensure that stranded and wasted energy resources are used efficiently. This unlocks liquidity and transforms the way that oil and gas reserves are funded, produced, bought and sold on the blockchain.
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    This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

K. Ryan Bradshaw ,

Great podcast!

Charlie is a genuine guy and bitcoin OG. Great stories and info from industry and thought leaders. One of my favorite weekly listens. High quality production value and great sponsors where you can learn about products and services in the industry. Highly recommend!

kdog6873 ,

Charlie is behind the times

Charlie didn’t even know the new crypto solutions ? And is og crytpo?

Zac Godbold ,

Knowledgeable and REAL

Love listening to Charlie’s candid yet kind discourse with his guests. He’s one of the most real and beloved voices in the space, and if anyone is even mildly interested in the industry, they should listen. I highly recommend this Podcast!

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