What could be hard about building a crypto wallet? Taylor Monahan, founder of MyCryto (recently acquired by ConsenSys) and currently at MetaMask, joins the podcast to discuss the intricacies of wallets, the challenges in presenting something decentralized and yet user-friendly to a spectrum of users, and more.
Exit Scams & Crypto Economics with Taylor Monahan, Aaron Lammer, & Allison Reichel
UpOnly: Chats with Crypto Experts
LinksAaron Lammer TwitterExit ScamAllison Reichel TwitterTaylor Monahan TwitterMycryptoShow PartnerThis episode is presented by Blockfolio. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/blockfolioShow NotesLedger & Allison Reichel <> Aaron Lammer <> Taylor MonahanLedgerOnlyTV notesExit Scam Podcast Story⁃ Quadriga (large Canadian exchange) had a decent reputation⁃ The Quadriga wallets did not lead to any cold storage – it was a ponzi scheme ⁃ Founder Gerald Cotten goes to India and dies, holding $280M in users funds locked on his laptop⁃ Going to have to listen to Exit Scam Podcast to hear the restCrypto Market⁃ It is easy to make it in crypto by not doing anything… so it’s really hard to get people to work when you don’t have to do anythingMyCrypto⁃ Using an ETH wallet as a Web3 login was a wow moment⁃ In 2015 Taylor imagined everyone would use a smart contract wallet⁃ Smart contracts require a certain confidence level – Taylor thinks the billions of dollars running through them daily might be getting ahead of ourselvesTechnical Question: CEXs⁃ When you see “5 ETH in wallet” there’s no wallet with your ether in it lol⁃ CEXs have a huge mush pot of everyone’s coins ⁃ Why can’t CEXs actually just give everyone a wallet? ETH wallets are free⁃ Kraken used to have an audit feature to checkAaron Background⁃ 2017 newb —> 2021 farming expert⁃ “It’s all just plagiarized from my chats”⁃ “not a videogame person but am bullish the metaverse”Allison Background⁃ Goes to an Austrian economics school (although not an Austrian economist herself) ⁃ Writes a newsletter “Inflated Expectations”“The only way to guarantee good content is to send them to UpOnlyTV” factsIs Gerald Cotten Dead?⁃ Taylor: “idkidkidk….dead”⁃ Allison: “alive”⁃ Ledge: “alive but wife is innocent”EIP-1559 Bear Case⁃ with DeFi miners can choose which order transactions are in⁃ “ultrasound money, deflationary, number go up” feels like too much hype⁃ devs getting over-optimized where users don’t need itInflation/ Deflation⁃ Narrative is always inflation is so bad⁃ Hyperinflation is a symptom of bigger problems ⁃ Crypto is almost cheering for inflation… you gotta understand:⁃ With revolutions and regime changes comes mass destruction + global financial ruin⁃ Inflation of ~2% makes people put their money to work and can sometimes be good…fackChances of Going to 0?⁃ Bitcoin: 0.0000% ⁃ Ethereum: 0.0% ⁃ All others: non-0 chanceNotes by @cmsinternMusic by GiovanniPickle
POV Crypto Podcast: Your Crypto Echo-Chamber Dies Here.
CEO and founder of Ethereum wallet MyCrypto join POV Crypto to discuss the DeFi, the best way to leverage it, and the biggest misconceptions around DeFi. Taylor is optimistic about the Ethereum DeFi movement but she has seen what can go wrong and she is very wary of false promises and naive decision making. Topics: How MyCrypto was created Reflections and lessons from 2017 The implications of flash loans Dai Savings rate vs just holding ether The merits of cold storage Dangerous attack vectors in DeFi Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us @POVCryptopod on Twitter. David Hoffman on Twitter and Medium @TrustlessState Christian Keroles on Twitter @ck_SNARKs [GUEST] Taylor Monahan @tayvano_ [SPONSOR] eToro - Sign up for the best trading in Crypto Unchained Capital - Easy BTC multi sig cold storage and BTC backed loans. Send Bitcoin: 3P1kkSBdsc2vPWXin3h6bdVeTS4BzXdNG1 Send Ether: POVCrypto.eth
Taylor Monahan on Crypto’s Divergent Possibilities in 2020
Taylor Monahan is the founder and CEO of MyCrypto. In this interview as part of The Breakdown’s end of year coverage, she argues that the level of discourse in crypto matured in 2019, with more focus on things that actually matter. That’s important, because in 2020, she predicts a major fork-in-the-road moment, where the industry as a whole could either stay on the path set out in its cypherpunk roots, or be significantly co-opted and corrupted by the entrace of corporate and government actors into the space.
BREAKDOWN: Taylor Monahan on Crypto’s Divergent Possibilities in 2020
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Taylor Monahan: From Side Project to Center Stage – The Story of MyEtherWallet & MyCrypto
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Many people find that the crypto-finance space is quite difficult for non-technical people to understand and interact with the technologies. Some projects and people have made tremendous progress in creating tools and interfaces that allow a broader audience to participate, speculate, and learn.Taylor Monahan started MyEtherWallet as a side project in 2015, only for it to grow into one of the significant pieces of software people used to participate in the 2017 ICO boom. She has since "design-forked" the codebase and created MyCrypto, an open-source tool for generating ether wallets, handling ERC-20 tokens, and interacting with the blockchain with a clean and intuitive design.Topics covered in this episode:Taylor's background, and how she got into cryptocurrencyWhat her experience was with Ethereum so early in the projects lifecycleHow Reddit comments helped guide the feature list in the early days of MyEtherWalletHow the DAO hack got her working full time on MyEtherWalletBuilding a project before “founding a company”Experiencing the ICO boom as the main wallet used to participate in token generation eventsWhere MyCrypto is at todayHow Taylor wants MyCrypto to change the user experience in cryptocurrencyTaylor’s view on centralized exchanges and view of the futureEpisode links:MyCrypto Beta#MyCryptoWinter is back! (Medium)Try The New MyCrypto! (Medium)MyCrypto TwitterMyCrypto GitHubMyCrypto DiscordTaylor Monahan TwitterSponsors:Cosmos: Compete to win 100,000 ATOM by building and running Cosmos Zones - https://cosmos.network/goz/eToro: Automatically copy every trade of eToro's top crypto traders at the exact price in real-time - https://www.etoro.com/Pepo: -This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/317
Taylor Monahan on Why DApps Still Have a Long Way to Go
The Decrypting Crypto Podcast
We speak with the CEO of MyCrypto, Taylor Monahan, to see how her mindset has changed and how MyCrypto has evolved since we last spoke to her over a year ago. Taylor shares why she believes DApps have a long way to go before they're truly useful to the masses, the personal security challenges that end users are facing in 2019, and also some of the upcoming new features of MyCrypto.