#7: Giancarlo 2020 (The Senate Hearings on Bitcoin) / Augur (REP) Wants You To Hack Them

Episode Summary

Aaron & Jay listen in on CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo's hero-making comments to the Senate, try to understand why exchanges are so opaque, and lay bets the first prediction market on the Augur (REP) platform.

Episode Notes

On the official podcast of Bitcoin crashes, Aaron & Jay:

13:20 Forbes' First List Of Cryptocurrency's Richest: Meet The Secretive Freaks, Geeks And Visionaries Minting Billions From Bitcoin Mania (Forbes)

14:33 @CZ_Binance

16:01 Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money (Nathan Popper, Harper 2016)

19:16 Augur (REP)

19:30 Augur Ahead? One of the Oldest ICOs Is Almost Live (Coindesk)

26:37 Giancarlo defines "HODL" for the Senate

33:51 Giancarlo discusses whether Bitcoin is a commodity