“We are all Satoshi now” – an interview with Jameson Lopp

Welcome to the eighth episode of the CoinInsider.com podcast, Coin Dive!

In this episode, we talk to Jameson Lopp about his views on Bitcoin, altcoins, decentralization, and get his opinion on who Satoshi Nakamoto might be.

Tune in – questions we asked during this interview:

  • What did you do before Bitcoin?
  • You talk about that one friend of yours that introduced you to bitcoin – how’s that guy doing? Is he finally committed to cryptocurrency?
  • Can you remember the exact moment that you realized that cryptocurrencies were the going to be as massive as they are?
  • You call yourself an Anarcho-Capitalist. You’re vocally against aggression against yourself and others. How does this tie into the crypto space and your interest in Bitcoin?
  • There’s a lot of talk in this space – particularly recently on our show – on what constitutes a decentralized currency. What’s your view? Is Bitcoin the only decentralized currency? Do you feel any altcoins, projects, or ideas show promise?
  • I want to talk about safety and security in Crypto. I’m not talking about your private keys, I’m talking about your recent focus on personal safety. What brought this on?
  • You’ve said in the past that on the high-level money is a concept that belongs to humanity at large so humanity should have input into the definition of money. – Do you think that this is actually the case right now? Or are there just a bunch of rich dudes defining the rules right now?
  • Do you think that there’s a time for altcoins to break out and move away from the movements of bitcoin? What’s that tipping point that needs to take place?
  • You seem to have a passion for educating people about this space, is that what inspired the Bitcoin resource on your website?
  • Let’s talk Twitter. I’m going to read some of your tweets to the audience listening and I’d love for you to explain these tweets in the most simple way possible:
    • “There is no such thing as value. Rather, there are only closed-loop behavioral systems. It’s inputs and outputs all the way down.”
    • “Governance need not necessitate government.” 
    • Folks who don’t understand that it’s possible to buy a fraction of a bitcoin shouldn’t be buying any in the first place.” – Aug 2017 surely this one you want to take back?
    • “While weasels will always be afoot, cryptocurrency is based upon consensus mechanisms that work because there are more good actors than bad.” 
  • If you could remove a single person from the industry forever, who would it be and why?
  • If you had to sell all of your Bitcoin right now, what one cryptocurrency would you purchase and why?
  • Tell me your favorite project in this space right now? The one getting it right and doing something amazing.
  • Do you have any theories about who Satoshi is?

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“Cryptocurrencies will change the world, in a way that Bitcoin could have” – an interview with Vinny Lingham

Welcome to the third episode of the CoinInsider.com podcast, Coin Dive!

In this episode, we talk to Vinny Lingham about his views on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, explore his stance on new cryptocurrency projects, and unpack Civic’s direction.

Tune in – questions we asked during this interview:

  • How do you feel about the nickname you’ve earned? Bitcoin Oracle?
  • You didn’t start out in bitcoin or cryptocurrency. You’re from a small city in South Africa and your first big success was Yola a website building platform. Tell us how and why you entered the world of cryptocurrency.
  • Tell me how you see the world right now – do you think Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency space is really going to change the world in the way we all think? Why?
  • You famously stood for/behind and entrenched in the Bitcoin community for years. It seems you have started to put your support behind Bitcoin Cash recently. Why?
  • Have you met Roger Ver in person? What do you think of his approach to marketing/promoting Bitcoin Cash? Is Bitcoin Cash not suffering the cult of personality?
  • What is the Bitcoin community fundamental screwing up right now?
  • Are you still holding BTC?
  • Let’s talk about Bitcoin Foundation – you are a board member at the foundation, practically what does the foundation do and what is your role?
  • What are some of the most interesting blockchain business you’ve seen?
  • Are there any industries that the blockchain community isn’t thinking about yet? Are there some gems being missed?
  • Who is the one person you’d like to have lunch within the community? Not Satoshi.
  • Lastly, give our listeners an update about your secure identity startup, Civic. How has adoption been? How did the token sale go? What’s next on the horizon?

Join us each week!

Coin Dive catches up with leading luminaries in the cryptocurrency space and explores the ideologies and viewpoint of those right at the beating heart of the blockchain industry. Join our CEO and host, Nic Haralambous, on CoinInsider.com and through our SoundCloud page.

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‘In math we trust’ – an interview with Simon Dingle, cryptocurrency entrepreneur and author

Welcome to the second episode of the CoinInsider.com podcast, Coin Dive!

In this episode, we talk to Simon Dingle about his new book, In Math We Trust. We also discuss how he started out in the cryptocurrency world and what he believes will happen to the concept of earning a salary.

Tune in – questions we asked during this interview:

  • You started your career in radio and are a journalist – tell me a bit about how that could possibly have shaped your interest in Bitcoin?
  • You’ve just written a book about Bitcoin called In Math We Trust. We’ll talk more about the book later on, but I want to know if writing a book has always been something you wanted to do?
  • You put yourself in the category of “libertarian-socialism”. What does that mean in layman’s terms? How does that affect your day to day life?
  • Tell me about what you do and they why. Why did you dive into the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency space?
  • You’ve previously said you haven’t seen a ‘better than Bitcoin’ project. Are you then only invested in Bitcoin?
  • What is your view cult of personality in cryptocurrency?
  • What do you think is an overlooked use case for blockchain/bitcoin or cryptocurrency in the coming years?
  • If you could meet one person in the crypto space right now, who would it be and why? 

Join us each week!

Coin Dive catches up with leading luminaries in the cryptocurrency space and explores the ideologies and viewpoint of those right at the beating heart of the blockchain industry. Join our CEO and host, Nic Haralambous, on CoinInsider.com and through our SoundCloud page.

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‘Ideology is as important as the technology behind it’ – an interview with Riccardo Spagni from Monero

Welcome to the first episode of the CoinInsider.com podcast, Coin Dive!

In this episode, we talk to Riccardo Spagni about the Monero project, how he came to be involved in the cryptocurrency space, and how he was given his nickname – FluffyPony.

Tune in – questions we asked during this interview:

  • You were in logistics before you took a step into blockchain – tell us a bit about that business.
  • You worked with your wife – how did that work out for you both?
  • When you stepped into bitcoin and blockchain technology in 2011, did you have any idea it was going to become what it is now
  • Idealogy is as important as the technology behind it.” – what is your personal ideology? What is your why?
  • You tell people not to buy Monero – why? What should they buy?Are your family and friends invested in Monero?
  • Are your family and friends invested in Monero?Is there anything in the world that would make you break the trust and expose data? Anything at all? Catching a
  • Is there anything in the world that would make you break the trust and expose data? Anything at all? Catching a pedophile?
  • What’s the 10-year view of Monero? Where is the project heading?
  • Is Monero untraceable until it becomes traceable? Everyone thought that passwords secure until they weren’t.
  • Do you have a Facebook account? What’s your opinion on Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of senate?

Join us each week!

Coin Dive catches up with leading luminaries in the cryptocurrency space and explores the ideologies and viewpoint of those right at the beating heart of the blockchain industry. Join our CEO and host, Nic Haralambous, on CoinInsider.com and through our SoundCloud page.

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