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Untold Stories

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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Charlie and Best Selling Author Ben Mezrich Discuss Crypto History and Insider Details in Ben’s New Book “Bitcoin Billionaires”

Join Charlie as he turns the tables and interviews best selling author Ben Mezrich, whose newest book, “Bitcoin Billionaires,” chronicles crypto’s early days. Get a taste of the history Mezrich uncovered in research that included interviewing Charlie, the Winklevoss twins, and others as well as early talk of a Bitcoin movie based on the book.-----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

1hr 4mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Will 2020 Be Bitcoin's Year For Hockey Stick Growth? Tuur Demeester Talks Fundamentals and Looks for Bitcoin's Windows 95 Moment

Tuur Demeester, Bitcoin thought leader and economist, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. Tuur begins with a powerful comparison between Bitcoin today and the internet's Windows 95 moment when a critical threshold of people may begin to use and adopt it in 2020. He tempers his prediction with a warning that Bitcoin intolerance may arise as countries try to limit Bitcoin's growth. The conversation shifts to academia and the challenges facing the traditional university system in the next decades. Charlie and Tuur discuss Austrian economics, the levers of governmental power, and triggers of Bitcoin growth. Charlie confronts Tuur with his 2015 predictions of Bitcoin's development which are remarkably accurate and they discuss today's perspective. Tuur shares his thoughts on the halving and the challenges of selling the idea of being your own bank. Finally, Charlie and Tuur discuss coping and survival mechanisms, challenging your irrational thoughts, and dealing with toxicity.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 19mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos on How Bitcoin Defeats the System of Control over Money and Why US Politics are Rigged

We all know what the 3 properties of money are, but did you know there is a 4th property of money? Andreas M. Antonopoulos has been a Bitcoin champion since the beginning. In this episode of Untold Stories, Andreas explains what the 4th property of money is and how Bitcoin defeats it. In doing so, the IRS decided to make Bitcoin unusable for retail transactions. Andreas shares how States in the US are regulating more than the Federal government and the positives and negatives it causes for crypto exchanges. Lastly, we discuss how corrupt politics keep their political agenda regardless of your vote and I get a chance to thank Andreas for being supportive of me when I was in prison.This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, a broker of ASIC mining gear and the creator of CryptoMining. You can find him on twitter @offordscott.This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join myself and 11 million other traders and create an account at eToro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.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

1hr 7mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Shapeshift Founder Erik Voorhees on Bitcoin Tribalism, Libra and How to Transcend the Fed

Have you met someone who has fundamentally changed your worldview? In this episode of Untold Stories, Charlie Shrem talks with Erik Voorhees, who was the poster boy for bitcoinism before he launched Shapeshift. With a goal to change the financial system of the world, Erik knows that bitcoin is going to take over the world... and when it does, the federal reserve is going away. However, Erik also knows that world with multiple cryptocurrencies that compliment each other or compete with each other and have a different ethos and development teams is a more decentralized world. Listen as the topic of various digital assets is discussed and learn why Erik actually loves Libra.-----This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, a broker of ASIC mining gear and the creator of CryptoMining. You can find him on twitter @offordscott.-----This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join myself and 11 million other traders and create an account at eToro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.-----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

1hr 8mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Binance’s CZ gives an Unfiltered, Behind-the-Curtain Look at the Past and Future of Crypto

On this week’s Untold Stories, Binance’s CZ sits down with Charlie to talk about his life, leaving China, Binance’s inner workings and his vision for the future evolution of crypto exchanges, including:The founding of binance and the rationale behind itHow crypto-to-crypto trading changed the spaceHow Biance fundamentally changed how exchanges operateWhy CZ’s family had to flee China and how that changed his worldviewHow decentralization helped Binance succeedThe politics of wearing flip flopsWhy taking care of exchange users over shareholders makes sense in cryptoBinance Coin’s bright future-----This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, a broker of ASIC mining gear and the creator of This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, the creator of CryptoMining. Scott’s a broker of ASIC mining gear, and helps people buy or sell their miners. He created a bitcoin mining profitability calculator and an interactive ASIC hardware comparison chart that you can find at CryptoMining.ToolsIt's the only free online tool for calculating profitability & "Days to ROI" that includes the impact of the bitcoin block reward halving. The calculator lets you put in your estimated uptime to give you more realistic profit projections. Check it out and find Scott on telegram and twitter @offordscott -----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

59mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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What's Next for Global Markets Post COVID-19? Abra CEO Bill Barhydt Shares His Predictions for Investors, Advice for Businesses, and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Bill Barhydt, Abra Founder & CEO, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by talking about the most pressing issue of the day, the Coronavirus lockdown. Charlie reveals that Bill worked as a cryptographer for the CIA which leads to a discussion of right-sized government and what that would look like in today's world. They move on to talk about how the financial system has failed with regards to Coronavirus, paper money, and the need for digital alternatives. Charlie asks about the dollar as the global reserve currency and Bill imagines the next few months in terms of productivity, interest rates, and credit spreads. Bill further predicts how the markets will react and how people must think about the markets and their wealth in the coming months. After briefly talking about Abra, Bill compares the current crisis with previous financial crises and then reveals his ideal business strategy for right now. They discuss meditation apps and the government’s role in education before ending on a positive note discussing opportunities Bill sees in the business environment today.---CryptoTaxAuditThis episode is sponsored by CryptoTaxAudit. Clinton Donnelly from Donnelly Tax Law will talk about how to prepare a great crypto tax return that defends you from the IRS. Author of five books on crypto tax preparation for Americans, he has tremendous insight into how to defend oneself from the IRS. He is an expert in anti-money laundering reporting for individuals. His firm has done hundreds of crypto returns and over 900 tax amnesty returns with a 100% success rate.  Donnelly Tax Law specializes in complex crypto tax return preparation. No situation is too complex. The firm also offers CryptoTaxAudit which is a IRS defense offering design for the needs of crypto traders. Schedule a consultation now at DonnellyTaxLaw.com.---BitPandaBitpanda 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.---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

1hr 10mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Crypto Tax Amnesty? CPA Clinton Donnelly Shares Critical Insights on How to Talk to the IRS and Filing Your Crypto Taxes Right

Clinton Donnelly, the Crypto Tax Fixer, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by discussing a new question on this year's IRS forms asking everyone if they have owned, sent or received any crypto transaction. Clinton explains the importance of the question, potentially setting up the filer for past audits. Charlie and Clinton talk about big fish vs small fish and how the IRS will approach different filers. Clinton gets into the issue of a critical question on the IRS tax form regarding foreign exchanges. He explains how to deal with it, how to hack TurboTax to answer it and file the appropriate forms, and discusses tax amnesty. They further discuss how to talk with the IRS, update taxes, and get current. Clinton ties it up by explaining why it's worth trying to understand and not be afraid of taxes, especially for crypto owners.---CryptoTaxAuditThis episode is sponsored by CryptoTaxAudit. Clinton Donnelly from Donnelly Tax Law will talk about how to prepare a great crypto tax return that defends you from the IRS. Author of five books on crypto tax preparation for Americans, he has tremendous insight into how to defend oneself from the IRS. He is an expert in anti-money laundering reporting for individuals. His firm has done hundreds of crypto returns and over 900 tax amnesty returns with a 100% success rate.  Donnelly Tax Law specializes in complex crypto tax return preparation. No situation is too complex. The firm also offers CryptoTaxAudit which is a IRS defense offering design for the needs of crypto traders. Schedule a consultation now at DonnellyTaxLaw.com.---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

56mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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The Story of Crypto_Bitlord & COVID-19. From Wuhan to Quarantines and Lockdowns to Gold, Bitcoin, and Censorship Resistance.

Crypto Trader @Crypto_Bitlord joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by recounting @Crypto_Bitlord's time in China reporting on COVID-19 via his Twitter account as the crisis was unfolding, even before it was considered an epidemic. @Crypto_Bitlord comments on his hospital visits while he was sick, their procedures, quarantines, and the subsequent lockdown. They discuss the statistics of a spreading epidemic and shift the discussion to the economic impact. Charlie asks about the term 'Chinese virus' and @Crypto_Bitlord calls it a fantastic distraction from what's really going on with the economy and mass money printing. They briefly discuss how to spend time during our home stays before moving on to Bitcoin, market correlation, gold, and censorship resistance. They finish up talking about @Crypto_Bitlord's return from China, the efficiency of masks, and finally what @Crypto_Bitlord is working on next.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 6mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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The Charles Hoskinson Story: Losing Faith in Institutions and Solving Mass Adoption

Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.Charles and Charlie discuss the current loss of faith in institutions, conspiracy theories, Cardano's development philosophy, roadmap, and current progress, why merchant adoption is hard, Cannabis and other underbanked industries, the case for country adoption of a stablecoin, over-litigation, onchain governance, the key man problem, and COVID.---BitPandaBitpanda 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.---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

1hr 7mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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Jered Kenna – An Ex-Marine Talks Early Bitcoin Mining & What Really Happens When Exchanges Fail

Jered Kenna is the founder and CEO of 20Mission. In this conversation, Jered and Charlie Shrem discuss Jered's understanding of finance and economics from the age of 4, living in Afghanistan and his transition back to the U.S., the turning point when crypto went from collaborative to competitive, and Jered's experiences with identity theft and losing 99% of his net worth.-----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

1hr 36mins

16 May 2019

Rank #10

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Vinny Lingham on the Economy Apocalypse and Anonymity vs. Privacy & Entrepreneurial Grit

In this episode Vinny Lingham gives an outline of how Bitcoin could collapse the world economy and be banned forever. As the founder of Gyft, he shares how allowing gift card purchases using Bitcoin gave him deep metrics and insights into the usage and movements of Bitcoin. Charlie and Vinny discuss how Vinny’s creation of Civic Coin affects privacy and what’s the difference between privacy and anonymity. Vinny shares his critical points on entrepreneurship grit and how to be successful over the competition. Lastly, Vinny gives his prediction for Bitcoin in 2020 and beyond.---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.---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.---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

1hr 7mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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OG Dan Held on Launching ZeroBlock in 2013, 1st Bitcoin Price iPhone App, & Kraken Biz Dev

Do you think you know a lot about crypto? 7 years ago, our guest, Dan Held, started his journey from multiple corporate jumps including Uber and other big corporate players. Dan finally found his passion with blockchain. Even though Dan had a non-technical background, it didn’t stop him from working with top blockchain players and owning his own crypto startup, ZeroBlock. Dan joins Charlie to share his interesting experiences and opinions in the crypto sphere. He breaks the media stereotype of POW and talks about its efficiencies.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 12mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Maxine Ryan, COO of BitSpark Shares the Gospel of Mass Adoption, and Why Crypto is the Perfect Bridge Between Banking & Cash

Maxine Ryan, Bitspark’s co-founder joins Charlie to share what’s really going on in Hong Kong and how the media is portraying it. Maxine talks about how crypto companies are responding and wonders about a new crypto focused country, such as Singapore or Taiwan. She mentions that the chaos in Hong Kong has led to the downfall of faith in the banking infrastructure and how people are preferring cash over using a banking facility. Maxine believes that in a scenario like this, Bitcoin could prove to be a perfect bridge for people.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 14mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Secure Your Privacy for COVID-19 – Jameson Lopp, Casa Cofounder & CTO Shares His Life-Changing Advice for Personal Privacy, Security, and Self-Sovereignty in Bitcoin

Jameson Lopp, Casa Cofounder & CTO, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by discussing the importance of nodes, both as a measure of decentralization and for maintaining self-sovereignty in Bitcoin. They continue on to discuss coin tracking, exchanges requiring public keys, and how people are willing to give up privacy and security for the sake of convenience. Jameson explains how Casa is really a personal sovereignty company helping people with custody of private keys and running their own nodes. Jameson explains how his extensive writings in the Bitcoin space are how he's cataloging his own education. This leads to the question of who's responsible for Bitcoin in a crypto-anarchy form of governance. Charlie asks about the scaling debate and Jameson discusses getting SWATted which brings up Jameson's list of actions to improve personal security and privacy. The finish up by talking about Virtual Reality, gaming, Mensa, and the Satoshi Roundtable.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 6mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Can Bitcoin Be Improved? BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen Reveals Pre-Satoshi Surprises

Bram Cohen, BitTorrent Creator and Founder of the Chia Network, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories. Bram and Charlie discuss Bram's work on the 90's cryptocurrency project MojoNation, the contributions of cryptographers in Satoshi's circle including Hal Finney's pre-Bitcoin presentation, Bram's introduction to Bitcoin and his formative years in programming, his creation of BitTorrent, Proof of space and Proof of time, ASIC-resistance, mining, and the scaling debate.---BitPayBitPay 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.---PepoPepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 15mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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LIVE from SF: Kraken CEO Jesse Powell on a Decade in Crypto, Coin Listing & Naming, Growth Potentials, & Government Regulation

Kraken's CEO, Jesse Powell, reveals the idea behind how tokens are listed, exchange security, capital efficiency, self-regulation & government support for crypto in Japan. Powell believes more blockchain companies will move to countries with better pro-crypto legislation, adding that Kraken is set to acquire more blockchain companies to stay ahead of the competition. On an 11-year-old Bitcoin, Powell doesn’t see crypto taking over the world in 10 years, but rather sees more acceptance as a store of value or means of exchange.This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by Scott Offord, a broker of ASIC mining gear and the creator of CryptoMining. You can find him on twitter @offordscott.This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join myself and 11 million other traders and create an account at eToro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.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

1hr 5mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Tim Byun, CEO of OKCoin and Formerly FDIC, on How Financial Literacy is Knowing Crypto, and Why Money Controls Society

From the Asian continent, now in America, Tim Byun spent all his professional life in the financial industry, making it through the heat of two turbulent seasons in the financial and crypto space ~ in America first, as a regulator, and next as head of compliance for a virtual asset firm. Tim Byun, CEO at OkCoin, Ex-financial regulator, & ex-Bitpay employee, shares stories of his workday and how he progressed all the way to being the CEO of a leading crypto company. Tim also talks about the great recession of America that occurred when he was working for Federal Reserve and how government could interfere in crypto in future.---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.---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.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---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

1hr 14mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Untold Stories: 50th Episode - Charlie & Peter McCormack, Host of What Bitcoin Did, Share How Podcasting Has Transformed Their Lives

Podcast Guru Peter McCormack, the famous host of “What Bitcoin Did” joins Charlie on Untold Stories for the 50th episode where he speaks in great detail about why podcasts are growing and why they are much better alternatives to mainstream media channels. He shares his Bitcoin purity test and how he has rejected over a million dollars so far in sponsorships from companies he doesn’t believe are ‘net good’ for BTC. Honest and impartial views are what podcasts intend to provide, claims Peter. We also discuss how trolling can be a means to gauge positive criticism. The two share a similar profession yet share many different perspectives on a variety of topics in today’s episode.-----This episode of Untold Stories is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join myself and 11 million other traders and create an account at eToro.com and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.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

1hr 27mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Arianna Simpson – Why Founders Shouldn't Think About an Exit & Becoming BitGo's 3rd Employee

Arianna Simpson is the Founder and Managing Director at ASP. In this conversation, Arianna and Charlie Shrem discuss her time in Africa, why she left a high paying job at Facebook to become the third employee at BitGo, the "Bitcoin vs. Blockchain" argument, and why founders shouldn't think about the exit. -----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

1hr 18mins

16 May 2019

Rank #19

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Galia Benartzi – Defining the Global Financial Order After WWII & Why Technology is the Language of Progress

Galia Benartzi is the Co-Founder of cryptocurrency protocol Bancor. In this conversation, Galia and Charlie Shrem discuss global reserve currencies, the global financial order established post-WW2, why people can't just create money, growing up down the block from Steve Jobs, and why technology is the language of progress.-----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

1hr 24mins

16 May 2019

Rank #20