Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

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Tales from the Crypt is a podcast hosted by Marty Bent about Bitcoin. Join Marty, Editor in Chief of “the best newsletter in crypto”, as he sits down to discuss Bitcoin with interesting people. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Crypt #53: Matthew Mežinskis
Dec 11 • 127 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matthew Mežinskis, co-host of the Crypto Voices podcast, to discuss Base Money, Free Banking, how Bitcoin plays into these concepts, and much more. Follow Crypto Voice on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crypto_voices Follow Marty…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.12.05
Dec 5 • 67 min
This week Matt and Marty are joined by Bitcoin Sign Guy and they discuss: -Rogoff v. White recap -Vertcoin 51% - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1069989819969929218 -International oil contracts -…
Crypt #52: Dan Held
Dec 5 • 129 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dan Held, co-founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss the early days of Bitcoin, “Planting Bitcoin”, shaping narratives, the beauty of PoW, and much much more. Follow Dan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/danheld Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.26
Nov 28 • 54 min
This week we are joined by Dan Held, Co-Founder of Picks & Shovels, to discuss: - lightningjoule.com - Ohio taxes and friendly Treasurer…
Crypt #51: Max Keidun & Roman Snitko
Nov 27 • 75 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Max Keidun & Roman Snitko, co-founders of Hodl Hodl, to discuss how they became interested in Bitcoin, why they decided to start Hodl Hodl, the nature of P2P exchanges, Bitcoin prediction markets, their decision to block US…
Crypt #50: Jeremy Welch
Nov 20 • 84 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jeremy Welch, co-Founder and CEO of Casa, to discuss how Jeremy became interested in Bitcoin, how he Casa came to be, and the state of personal data. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jeremyrwelch Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.19
Nov 19 • 59 min
This week we discuss: Gold hoarders executed Iran - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-14/as-sanctions-hit-iran-executes-gold-currency-speculators - Ledger & Trezor issues - https://blog.trezor.io/psa-non-genuine-trezor-devices-979b64e359a7…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.12
Nov 14 • 62 min
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash hard fork - Bitcoin price volatility - Coinemine - https://www.coindesk.com/the-799-coinmine-one-will-look-like-an-xbox-and-mint-crypto-money - US Elections, politicians holding BTC - Blockchain voting - EtherDelta…
Crypt #49: Alex Liegl
Nov 13 • 88 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Liegl, Founder of Layer1 Capital, to discuss his mental framework for valuing cryptocurrencies, Grin, Bitcoin’s inception, what it means to be part of a team, and much more. Follow Alex on Twitter:…
Crypt #48: Pierre Rochard
Nov 7 • 130 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Pierre Rochard to reminisce about the year that has past since their first recording, give out free futuristic business ideas, discuss Pierre’s Excel plugin that links to the Lightning Network, buyers of last resort, and…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.11.05
Nov 5 • 57 min
This week we discuss: - Bitcoin Cash - Tether + Deltec - https://www.coindesk.com/deltec-chairman-says-tether-letter-on-bank-relationship-is-authentic/ - Wasabi check-in -Gwyneth Paltrow - https://twitter.com/katherineykwu/status/1059525781163048961 Ron…
Crypt #47: Jack Mallers
Oct 31 • 74 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jack Mallers, founder of Zap, to discuss Chicago, chess, Jack’s path to Bitcoin, what draws him to Lightning, Bitcoin financial products, and much much more. Follow Jack on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackMallers Follow Marty…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.29
Oct 29 • 41 min
This week we discuss: -Gab -China social credit -Localbitcoins lead by Russia and Venezuela - https://t.co/VSiTn63psi -Maplechange - not your keys, not your bitcoin -Lightning residency + hackathon -IDEX blocking NY IPs…
Crypt #46: Justin Moon
Oct 26 • 144 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Justin Moon, founder BUIDL Bootcamp, to discuss Bitcoin and life. Follow Justin - https://twitter.com/_justinmoon_ Follow Marty - https://twitter.com/martybent Checkout BUIDL Bootcamp - https://www.buidlbootcamp.com Become…
Crypt #45: Lightning Koala
Oct 23 • 93 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Lightning Koala, creator of satoshis.place and a man dedicated to building on top of the Lightning Network. The two discuss a bunch of different topics spanning from building games on Lightning to the coordination efforts…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.22
Oct 22 • 58 min
Topics of the week: - Betty - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45889707 - Venezuela local bitcoin volume new ATHs ($25M per week) - https://twitter.com/louAboudHogben/status/1053086355100581888 - Tether follow up -…
Crypt #44: Alan Silbert
Oct 18 • 93 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alan Silbert, Executive Managing Director of INX Limited, to chat about the old days and his experience starting Bitpremier.com, a site where people could spend BTC to buy luxury goods. Alan explains how he got into…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.15
Oct 15 • 58 min
Topics of the week: Tether + Bitfinex - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/935185540982497280?s=19 ETH Constantinople hard fork on testnet - https://twitter.com/5chdn/status/1051194779890003974 Liquid Announcement -…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.08 “Bull v. Bear”
Oct 8 • 64 min
In this week’s episode, Marty and Matt sit down with Murad Mahmudov to discuss: - Murad’s bear thesis - Swensen/Yale investments (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-05/yale-is-said-to-invest-in-crypto-fund-that-raised-400-million) - Supply…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.10.01
Oct 2 • 60 min
On this week’s episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss - Samourai Wallet + goTenna collab: https://mailchi.mp/1d3d0a060090/martys-bent-october-2nd-2018-issue-330 Siacoin bricks ASICs: https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/955907524317859842…
Conversations from Riga: Matt Corallo + Hasufly
Sep 26 • 49 min
In this special edition of Tales from the Crypt, Marty sits down with Matt Corallo to discuss CVE-2018-17144, the bug found in Bitcoin last week, and his efforts with the Betterhash mining pool protocol. This is a quick 15-minute conversation that touches…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.24
Sep 25 • 69 min
On this week’s episode of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: CVE-2018-17144: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/ Monero bug: https://getmonero.org/2018/09/25/a-post-mortum-of-the-burning-bug.html Baltic Honey Badger Conference:…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.17
Sep 18 • 57 min
On this week’s edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt and Marty discuss: NY Attorney General’s report - https://virtualmarkets.ag.ny.gov Jesse Powell DGAF - https://blog.kraken.com/post/1561/krakens-position-on-regulation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Bitcoin…
Crypt #43: Caitlin Long
Sep 16 • 91 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Wall Street veteran Caitlin Long to discuss her journey to Austrian economics via Wall Street, the extent of the shadow banking system, the situation public pensions and social security find themselves in, and Caitlin’s…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.10
Sep 12 • 60 min
In this week’s episode Marty and Matt discuss: Gemini & Paxos fiat backed ‘stablecoins’ - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1039233025303879683?s=19 Robinhood fueled Doge pump - https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1035384169357033473?s=19 Unraveling…
Crypt #42: Coinyeezy AKA Elon Moist
Sep 10 • 86 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Coinyeezy to discuss a litany of topics including; Honeyminer, the power of memes, “Bitcoin Generalists”, hustling and some trippy theories about the great pyramids. Follow Coinyeezy on Twitter: @coinyeezy Follow Marty on…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.09.03
Sep 5 • 61 min
In this edition of Rabbit Hole Recap Matt + Marty discuss: Emerging Market currency crises Iran give Bitcoin mining the go-ahead Ethereum FOMC meeting Infura centralization ShapeShift Casa’s new plug and play all-in-one Bitcoin full node + Lightning node…
Crypt #41: Ryan Selkis
Sep 4 • 58 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Selkis, Founder at Messari, to discuss how Ryan got into Bitcoin, how writing helped him carve out a niche in a budding industry, what it was like to work for Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, what he learned there,…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.27
Aug 29 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss: Vitalik Buterin’s recent blog post on how to scale with layers The importance of soft forks CNBC’s trash coverage WeChat and Alipay banned cryptocurrency commerce and chats The recent jump in hash rate Laurent’s piece on…
Crypt #40: Joe Weisenthal
Aug 28 • 115 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Weisenthal, Editor at Bloomberg and co-host of “What’d you miss?” on BloombergTV. The two jump into the mind of a skeptic. Joe was notoriously a skeptic of Bitcoin after writing an article titled “Bitcoin is a joke” in…
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2018.08.20
Aug 22 • 68 min
Join Marty and Matt Odell for their new weekly series, Rabbit Hole Recap, in which they break down the latest news pertaining to Bitcoin. In their inaugural episode, the two discuss Bitmain’s IPO and balance sheet, Bitcoin Core’s impending release of…
Crypt #39: Zac Prince
Aug 22 • 102 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Zac Prince, co-founder of Blockfi, to discuss using Bitcoin as collateral, Fed policy, the fulfilment one gets from working in Bitcoin, and much more. Follow Zac: @BlockfiZac Follow Brad: @BradMichelson Follow Marty:…
Crypt #38: Nic Carter
Aug 13 • 106 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and co-founder of Coinmetrics.io, to dive into the current state of the cryptocurrency landscape, Augur, blockchain data, the evolving narratives in Bitcoin over time, and how…
Crypt #37: Dhruv Bansal
Aug 7 • 114 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Dhruv Bansal, co-founder of Unchained Capital, to discuss HODL waves, using bitcoin as collateral for loans, how the story of Merlin and Arthur in “The Once & Future King” may apply to Bitcoin, and how we may take Bitcoin…
Crypt #36: John Newbery
Aug 1 • 62 min
Join Marty as he sits down with John Newbery to discuss Bitcoin Optech, a new initiative to help large economic players within Bitcoin ensure they are following best practices when it comes to using the Bitcoin blockchain efficiently. The two also dive…
Crypt #35: Bitcoin Sign Guy
Jul 10 • 83 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Sign Guy to talk about the infamous day he held a “Buy Bitcoin” sign behind Janet Yellen as she gave a congressional testimony, what drives him philosophically, and what technologies like Bitcoin and 3D printers…
Crypt #34: Murad Mahmudov
Jun 27 • 110 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Murad Mahmudov, angel investor and author of two of the most prolific pieces on Bitcoin this year. The two dive deep into this conversation, discussing why dApp platform tokens shouldn’t have any value, why Bitcoin’s quest…
Crypt #33: Saifedean Ammous
Jun 19 • 36 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, to discuss the history of money, why sound money is so important, and how fiat currency has caused negative externalities…
Crypt #32: Josh Olszewicz
Jun 12 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with a longtime crypto-Twitter and trading legend, Josh Olszewicz AKA @CarpeNoctom, to discuss a range of topics including TA, crypto-Twitter, how “the space” has changed and how the scams have adapted over the years. Tune in…
Crypt #31: Matt Corallo
Jun 5 • 94 min
This conversation hits on many topics, but focuses on (de)centralization and the types of centralizing risks that exist in the realm of cryptocurrencies. Matt expounds upon his project to decentralize mining, how UASF proved that Bitcoin is decentralized,…
Crypt #30: Ryan Dippmann
May 31 • 68 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ryan Dippmann, co-founder of Azte.co, to discuss Bitcoin on/off ramps, payments, low hanging fruit that entreprenuers can use Bitcoin to exploit, surfing, and much more. Follow Ryan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RyanDippmann…
Crypt #29: Jameson Lopp
May 22 • 57 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Jameson Lopp to discuss a range of topics including private key management, anarcho-capitalism, SWATting, and why we need to be continually optimistic about freedom enabling technologies like Bitcoin. Follow Jameson on…
Crypt #28: Joe Looney
May 15 • 76 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Joe Looney, Co-Founder of the Rare Pepe Foundation, to discuss digital collectibles, the history of Rare Pepes, efficiencies provided to power plants via PoW mining, and much more. Follow Joe on Twitter: @wasthatawolf…
Crypt #27: Alejandro Machado
May 9 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Alejandro Machado to discuss Bitcoin and Venezuela, how Bitcoin may be able to help the struggling country, and how Venezuela got to this point. The two also venture into discussions about UX in crypto, the weird world…
Crypt #26: Charles Hwang
May 2 • 88 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Charles Hwang, Managing Partner at Lightning Capital and adjunct professor at Baruch College, to discuss what it’s like teaching the subject of Bitcoin to college students, how regulators are and should classify Bitcoin,…
Crypt #25: Patrick Stanley
Apr 24 • 70 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Patrick Stanley, Growth Partner at Blockstack, to discuss Blockstack, decentralizes applications, how Blockstack differs from Ethereum, education in America, and thinking different. Follow Patrick on Twitter:…
Crypt #24: Pomp
Apr 19 • 59 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano as they dive into a meandering conversation about mining, tokenized securities, memes, and the need for better UX in crypto. Follow Pomp on Twitter: @APompliano Follow Marty on Twitter: @MartyBent…
Crypt #23: Dylan Curran
Apr 17 • 46 min
Join Marty as he gets off the beaten path with Dylan Curran to talk about data in today’s digital world, how we are controlled by it, and how we can change our tendencies to take back some privacy + control of our data. They get a little cosmic towards…
Crypt #22: Tom Garrambone Pt. II
Apr 12 • 66 min
In the second half of their conversation, Marty and Tom dive into leadership centralization, easy money, traditional financial markets, and the ongoing brain drain into crypto. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Crypt #21: Tom Garrambone Pt. I
Apr 10 • 65 min
Marty sits down with Tom Garrambone, co-founder of Tetras Captial in NYC, to talk about his approach to investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the differences between a medium of exchange and store of value, and Silicon Valley v. Wall Street.…
Crypt #20: Matt Odell
Apr 3 • 63 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Odell to talk about Bitcoin’s game theory, the mining landscape, and the need for people to avoid FOMO as hard as they can. Join in on the ramblings of two shitposters who have been observing the space for many years.…
Crypt #19: The Brothers O’Beirne Pt. II
Mar 29 • 87 min
Part II of Marty’s conversation with the brothers O’Beirne gets more philosophical as the crew dives into many different topics. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Crypt #18: The Brothers O’Beirne Pt I
Mar 28 • 91 min
Join Marty as he sits down with brothers James and Will O’Beirne to talk about Bitcoin and Ethereum. James is now a full-time Bitcoin Core contributor, working at Chaincode Labs. Will is a part of the MyCrypto.com team and finally gives us a peek into the…
Crypt #17: Bobb Fogg
Mar 13 • 109 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bobb Fogg to discuss a litany of topics including; Bitcoin Maximalism, do blockchains have to be decentralized, the concepts of Nassim Taleb, and the state of governance in blockchains and the world. Follow Bobb on Twitter:…
Crypt #16: Ari Paul
Mar 5 • 131 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Ari Paul to discuss a wide range of topics including; the token economy, the range of disciplines that someone investing in this asset class must have (at the very least) a grasp on, how little we know, and how important…
Crypt #15: Eduardo Medina and Zah
Feb 28 • 89 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Eduardo Medina to discuss Venezuela, the country’s current crisis, the Petro, and how Bitcoin may help. Zah joins us for this episode to help draw parallels between Venezuela’s situation and Zimbabwe’s run-in with…
Crypt #14: JW Weatherman
Feb 20 • 115 min
**Sorry for the poor sound quality on my end of the mic. Recorded on my laptop and the mic wasn’t configured properly.** Join Marty as he sits down with JW Weatherman to learn about the cypherpunk movement, JW’s definition of modern-day slavery,…
Crypt #13: Chiefy Nduom
Jan 31 • 111 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Chiefy Nduom, a man on a mission to bring Bitcoin to the balance sheets of some of Africa’s Central Banks. Topics covered throughout the conversation include the current state of the global financial system, the importance…
Crypt #12: Crypto de Medici
Jan 25 • 80 min
Join Marty as he sits down to peek into the mind of Crypto de Medici, a crypto investor and Crypto Twitter must-follow. Throughout the episode Marty and Medici touch on investment process, controlling emotions, the current landscape of crypto, and our…
Crypt #11: Arjun Balaji Pt. II
Jan 23 • 67 min
Join Marty and crew for the second half of their conversation with Arjun Balaji. They cover Blockstack, how the Internet is broken, and why companies like Facebook and Google may actually be bad. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Crypt #10: Arjun Balaji Pt. I
Jan 16 • 66 min
Join Marty and crew as they sit down with Arjun Balaji, a young crypto investor with a keen sense for finding value in the budding world of cryptocurrencies. Arjun let’s us know the two cryptocurrencies he would hodl if he had to lock them up for 10…
Crypt #9: Zah
Jan 8 • 61 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Barstool’s resident Zimbabwean, Zah, to talk about the history of Zimbabwe, its political situation, what people use as money during bouts of hyperinflation, and how people are using Bitcoin in the land locked African…
Crypt #8: Team Lightswitch breaks down madness
Dec 22, 2017 • 22 min
Marty and fellow Team Lightswitch member Matt Brown breakdown the crazy week that was. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support
Crypt #7: Matt Corallo Pt. II
Dec 18, 2017 • 74 min
Catch Pt. II of Marty’s conversation with Matt Corallo to hear them discuss Bitcoin’s chances of succeeding, how Bitcoin makes people smarter, and how everyone is ignorant when it comes to Bitcoin + blockchains. Enjoy. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Crypt #6: Matt Corallo Pt. I
Dec 12, 2017 • 84 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Matt Corallo, a Bitcoin Core contributor, to discuss Bitcoin, the current altcoin landscape, scaling blockchains, cryptokitties, all time highs + bubbles, and much more. Drink of choice for this Happy Hour was Brooklyn…
Crypt #5: John Newbery
Dec 5, 2017 • 80 min
Join Marty as he sits down with Bitcoin Core contributor, John Newbery to dig into some of the technical details of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core’s process, keeping the long-term in mind, and what the average Joe can do to make Bitcoin better. Become a supporter…
Crypt #4: What the hell is going on?
Nov 20, 2017 • 56 min
Marty is back in the studio with Louis and a special guest, Barstool’s resident spider monkey, Nate. In this episode Nate signs a band, PFT makes a cameo to give us a lesson in exponential growth, and Marty answers all the questions Louis and Nate have…
Crypt #3: Santiago Siri
Nov 7, 2017 • 101 min
Marty sits down with Santiago Siri, co-founder of Democracy.Earth, to talk about a range of topics including the Silk Road, liquid democracy, a trip to Cuba, Information Theory, and much more. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. III
Nov 2, 2017 • 43 min
Marty and Pierre round out their conversation by hitting on “where we are now”, crypto hedge funds, and Bitcoin storage. Links discussed: Kyle Bass interview - http://adventuresinfinance.realvision… Cold storage guide -…
Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. II
Oct 26, 2017 • 71 min
Join Marty and Pierre in Pt. II of Episode 2 as they continue their conversation about speculative attacks, Bitcoin v. Ethereum, this year’s ICO mania, and quality v. quantity. Show notes: Grant Williams’ interview with Kyle Bass:…
Crypt: Pierre Rochard Pt. I
Oct 25, 2017 • 83 min
Marty sits down with Pierre Rochard, co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, to discuss a litany of topics. Tune into Pt. I of the three part episode to learn about Austrian Economics, the Tezos debacle, Bitcoin’s governance, Linux,…
Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. II
Oct 11, 2017 • 71 min
Join Marty and Louis as they pick up the history of Bitcoin in 2012 and run through everything that’s happened through today. Learn about Bitcoin’s supply schedule, why people dislike Coinbase, and the first attempt to dethrone the Core team. This week’s…
Crypt Ep1: The History of Bitcoin pt. I
Oct 3, 2017 • 28 min
Marty and Louis discuss the history of Bitcoin, where they were when the Phillies won the world series, Brad Pitt, and Brock Lesnar. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/support