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#4: "Do You Guys Even Believe in Crypto?" / Own Your Own Casino w/ Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel

Episode Summary

Aaron & Jay answer a provocative mailbag question as to whether they even fundamentally believe in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, then talk about the coin winter, the electricity consumption that Bitcoin mining produces, the Ethereum hacky-sack mentality vs Bitcoin's scorched earth. PLUS Buzzfeed tech reporter Charlie Warzel comes in for a new deep dive segment on the ERC-20 casino token Funfair (FUN).

Episode Notes

In this episode:
-Aaron & Jay answer a provocative mailbag question as to whether they even fundamentally believe in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
-The crypto “long winter
-Mining and electricity consumption
-Ethereum’s hacky-sack mentality vs Bitcoin’s scorched earth
=Buzzfeed tech reporter Charlie Warzel comes in for a new deep dive segment on the ERC-20 casino token Funfair (FUN).

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4:40 RaiBlocks (XRB)

11:19 "What It's Like To Be Absolutely Obsessed With Bitcoin" (Jay Kang, Vice News Tonight)

12:01 Report: India's Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders (Coindesk)

13:22 Local Bitcoins

22:32 Ripple (XRP), Tron (TRX), Verge (XVG)

24:09 "There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite" (Nathaniel Popper, New York Times)

31:13 "Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money" (Charlie Warzel, Buzzfeed)

36:00 "Bitcoin Boom is a Boon For Extremist Groups" (Craig Timberg, Washington Post)

41:00 Funfair (FUN) White Paper