We're taking a hiatus from new weekly episodes of CoinTalk. Thanks to all the listeners, Medium and all the sponsors, thanks to the maximalists and the HODLers and the skeptics, and of course all the con men who have made this a wild ride. We've loved getting to hang out with you every week.
We finally get around to discussing the Trump tweets on Bitcoin and Libra.
The sound quality of this one kinda sucks because Aaron is on vacation, but we thought we'd sneak in a quick bonus episode on this weeks Libra hearings.
Evan Ratliff's new article for Wired probes whether programmer turned real life supervillain Paul Le Roux might actually be Satoshi Nakamoto.
Audius is building a decentralized platform for music inspired both by Soundcloud and private torrent trackers.
Is Libra a 'false flag' operation? Will it ever actually launch? Novogratz sold. Buying the top... again. Craig Wright's tears.
Did Libra pump Bitcoin? We go inside the bull run to nearly $14,000 and the subsequent 20% freefall.
Libra is launching with 27 node partners–most of them are big companies like Uber and Mastercard–but one of them is a small Brooklyn-based blockchain company called Bison Trails.
Aaron and Jay go deep on Libra.
Coinbase's Brian Armstrong writes an open letter to a friend who asked to borrow money, Facebook prepares to drop the GLOBALCOIN whitepaper.
Jay goes Ripple, TRON guy Justin Sun wins a lunch with Buffett at auction, no more nocoiner hubris.
Over the last two weeks Bitcoin has flash crashed, flash rallied, then rallied again. We revisit our "reasons why" from two weeks ago and discuss the bounce from the Kang Line to nearly 2.5x. Also, Jay bought Ripple for some reason.
How a giant sell order on Bitstamp brought down the Bitcoin market.
We rank 5 theories about why Bitcoin is rallying, then talk about the Binance Hack and CZ's "suggestion" to roll back the ledger and get his money back.
BTC rebounds to nearly 2x the Kang Line, FacebookCoin is the ultimate fiat on-ramp, Bitfinextetherpalooza, Crypto Capital's Reginald Fowler is the biggest crypto scammer of them all and got caught with counterfeit $100s to boot.
The CoinTalk book club returns for a discussion of Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl's "Radical Markets" featuring David Z. Morris from BreakerMag who attended the Detroit conference organized around the book's ideas.
Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre's BSV trolling gets them delisted from Binance and others. PewDiePie leaves Youtube for DLive (maybe?) Is all this increased BTC confidence a trap?
Marty Bent from Tales from the Crypt comes on to talk about price signals, the amorality of Bitcoin, self-driving cars that use electricity as their currency, Jack Dorsey's bullishness and the future of the Cash app....
Is it alt season? Its BTC ideological? RIP Bitcoin enthusiast Nipsey Hussle. Mailbag.
The exchange business sucks during the winter and volume is hilariously low.
Lightning tipping, Tether changes its TOS to include that it doesn't actually have the money, the bull case for Facebucks, Bitconnect and the Christchurch shooting.
College admissions, bribery, Chaebols, and how to disappear completely.
Coinbase hires literal villains to run their shitcoin spy-ops, we read Brian Armstrong's Medium posts, discuss whether you can get a button with BTC in Vegas, and Cryptopia returns.
Coinbase adds XRP, self-snitchin' ICOs, Elon Musk loves Bitcoin, JPM, and Venezuela.
Our old friend Ledger Status returns to tell us about the crypto trading game Hxro he has been obsessively playing in beta. He has amassed a (theoretical) mini-fortune (not) gambling on 5 minute Bitcoin candles.