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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, 109 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.

    Medium of Exchange or Store of Value? Bitcoin.com's Mate Tokay Talks a Multi-Coin Future

    Medium of Exchange or Store of Value? Bitcoin.com's Mate Tokay Talks a Multi-Coin Future

    Mate Tokay, CEO of Bitcoin.com, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    Mate and Charlie discuss Mate's entry into crypto and his founding of Bitcoinist, spending Bitcoin versus saving it, Medium of Exchange or Store of Value, corruption in Hungary, government responses to Coronavirus, the aftermath of the New York Agreement and the Big Block debate, Bitcoin.com, and the future multi-coin world.
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    BitPay
    BitPay gives you the tools to live life on crypto. Whether you want to send crypto to friends, use crypto to buy video games or computer parts, or turn crypto into gift cards for more than 100 mainstream brands, the BitPay app has you covered. You can hold your own private keys in a secure wallet while accessing the best of crypto commerce. Get started at bitpay.com/wallet.
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    • 50 min
    Pay Your Rent With Tesla Stock? Steve Ehrlich Voyager CEO on Tokenization and Fungibility

    Pay Your Rent With Tesla Stock? Steve Ehrlich Voyager CEO on Tokenization and Fungibility

    Steve Ehrlich, CEO Of Voyager, joins Charlie Shrem on this episode of Untold Stories.
    Steve and Charlie discuss the market crash of October 1987 and the trading environment at the time, Steve's transition to crypto, the parallels between online brokerages in the 1990's and the crypto industry, the importance of price discovery, Voyager's culture and technology, their merger with Ethos and going public, tokenization and the maturation of the industry.
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    BitPanda
    Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.
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    • 57 min
    What Did Satoshi Get Wrong About Banking? Journalist Ken Kurson Talks Human Psychology

    What Did Satoshi Get Wrong About Banking? Journalist Ken Kurson Talks Human Psychology

    Journalist and Author Ken Kurson joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    Ken and Charlie discuss political and financial journalism, Ken's interest in money and finance, the role of institutions in crypto, Ken's links to the President and conversations with people in government about crypto, Ripple and its perception in the crypto community, Ken's history writing about financial literacy, the crypto media, and the 2020 US election.
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    BitPay
    BitPay gives you the tools to live life on crypto. Whether you want to send crypto to friends, use crypto to buy video games or computer parts, or turn crypto into gift cards for more than 100 mainstream brands, the BitPay app has you covered. You can hold your own private keys in a secure wallet while accessing the best of crypto commerce. Get started at bitpay.com/wallet.
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    If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Too Early or Too Late? Brock Pierce Talks How to Get Market Timing Right

    Too Early or Too Late? Brock Pierce Talks How to Get Market Timing Right

    Brock Pierce joins Charlie on this episode of Untold Stories.
    Brock and Charlie discuss Brock's life as a child actor, growing up with the internet and an entrepreneurial attitude, the lessons learned being a young entrepreneur during the rise of the internet, how to hire and get market timing right, finding his way from managing a large company to creating, moving to Puerto Rico and making an impact, the economic damage caused by Coronavirus and what positive changes can come from it.
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    BitPanda
    Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.
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    If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

    • 1 hr 7 min
    COVID Power Grab? Komodo CTO Kadan Stadelmann on Govt Abusing Crisis to Centralize Authority

    COVID Power Grab? Komodo CTO Kadan Stadelmann on Govt Abusing Crisis to Centralize Authority

    Kadan Stadelmann, CTO of Komodo, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    Kadan and Charlie discuss governments focusing on Coronavirus but neglecting cybersecurity, the pandemic challenging ideals of decentralization and free speech, Kadan's early work in crypto and beginning with Komodo, the Bitcointalk forum and its community, growing up in cyberspace and IRC, life with the Coronavirus lockdown, and the Komodo platform's technology.
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    BitPay
    BitPay gives you the tools to live life on crypto. Whether you want to send crypto to friends, use crypto to buy video games or computer parts, or turn crypto into gift cards for more than 100 mainstream brands, the BitPay app has you covered. You can hold your own private keys in a secure wallet while accessing the best of crypto commerce. Get started at bitpay.com/wallet.
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    If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

    • 50 min
    Satoshi's Identity in the Bitcoin Code? Ava Labs' Emin Gün Sirer on Bugs, Forks, and Dapps

    Satoshi's Identity in the Bitcoin Code? Ava Labs' Emin Gün Sirer on Bugs, Forks, and Dapps

    Emin Gun Sirer, Founder and CEO Ava Labs, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.
    The professor and Charlie discuss the cryptocurrency the professor worked on in 2002, years before Satoshi Nakamoto, the 2008 financial crisis as the context in which Satoshi released Bitcoin, the events surrounding the DAO hack, criticisms of the scaling wars, tribalism and trolling, what Satoshi's code reveals about his identity, Ava Labs and Avalanche, and Bitcoin-NG.
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    BitPanda
    Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.
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    If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

    • 1 hr 10 min

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4.7 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

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