Bitcoin mining has finally surpassed all of our expectations and is now slowing down time. Plus, I discuss Ampere (not Amphere, which I continually mispronounce it as during the episode, not realizing the significance of Ampere and Amps and therefore further showcasing my stupidity) and Turing product updates from NVIDIA. Links below.
Something mysterious has been happening to some clocks on the European continent. From Portugal to Poland, from Denmark to Turkey, some clocks have been running slow. And it’s all because of a row between Serbia and Kosovo. A thread. pic.twitter.com/WVZXUVom48
This is essentially an apology Chris DeRose. I don’t know if it is right to say he’s promoting any ICOs as much as just acknowledging these projects “check all the boxes” and qualify as valid (at least given the current environment within the blockchain community). My main contention was that DeRose’s content is generally safer for people newer to the community on the account of it’s skepticism. With Archetype, at least from the content I witnessed, there wasn’t much skepticism.
That being said, it’s fairly hypocritical for me to acknowledge the validity of projects like Archetype and Bitcorns, and not revisit my analysis of DeRose’s interview with the Archetype developers. I’m still uneasy about most of these projects, but I doubt morality is really something that should interfere with my perspective.
Altcoins Anonymous – Ethereum Theory
Another all-over-the-place episode. I touch on the fad-ness of Bitcoin, Eve Online: The Original Blockchain, Ethereum being the true bitcoin, and the ASIC Wars that are about to occur. The end of the audio got a little smashed up.
In a joint statement released by the SEC and the CFTC, they claim they will take a deeper look into the sale of any “digital instruments” and examine their fraudulent investment properties. For me, this is alarming, because the term “digital instrument”, is a brand new way to label cryptocurrencies. it seems as if it is a much broader stoke to paint digital assets under. Coincidentally, this statement came days after the Rare.af conference, and coincides with some of the other topics that have been brought up on Altcoins Anonymous recently.
This is a very special episode. During this evening’s session, we will be accompanied by Theo Goodman, of the Rare Pepe Foundation, and Jason Seibert, of I’m Not Your Lawyer and The Church of Blerk. We will continue discussion on the Archetype.mx Rare.af auction and the legality of distribution of verified digital assets in New York State.
This is the follow up to the previous episode The Illegalest Pepe. I discuss the NYSDFS BitLicense and how that affects the Pepe and Cryptokitty auction that was conducted by Archetype.mx at the Rare.af conference in NYC. It’s a little longer of an episode, but I go through each of the major points of the Bitlicense and how Archetype broke the law.
On this episode of Altcoins Anonymous, I speak about the success of Bitcoin Cash, AMD’s new purpose of mining cryptocurrency, the centralization of development, and more fun stuff. Will AMD come out on top of the GPU manufacturer/altcoin miner war? Or, have they angered their shareholders? That being said, will FluffyPony and friends change the algo of Monero in response to AMD’s claims?
This episode is a critique of Chris DeRose’s recent installment of DeRose Uncensored, where Chris interviews members of the Archetype project, found at Archetype.mx. Archetype is a tokenized meme economy where people can exchange memes on Ethereum. In fact, it’s pretty much a Rare Pepe/ PepeCash clone. Honestly, I don’t even want to type out some the bullshit that I listened to, just because it will dignify the project with some credibility, and subsequently come up in a google search result. However, it would seems as if during the entirety of the interview, DeRose was pumping Archetype. As an audience member, it’s disappointing for me to see horrible projects like Archetype be put on an equal platform as Bitcoin. I don’t appreciate DeRose trivializing many of the aspects that make blockchain technology interesting. I couldn’t tell if I was overreacting, but to me the joke wasn’t delivered in way that is safe for an unsuspecting audience. Luckily, I’ve been around to see Rare Pepe and understand stupid shit that can comes out of this. But, a new and unsuspecting audience member that is unfamiliar with some of the eccentric history of Bitcoin could easily get lost in the message that was being portrayed. Chris seemed to think people were freaking out in the chat as he streamed this, but it really seems like this wasn’t a funny joke that he’s going to try to benefit monetarily from this eventually.
That’s the exact opposite of why I ever came to Bitcoin Uncensored in the first place. It’s also apparently the same reason why Bitcoin Uncensored broke up. I’m sure, if you’re reading this, you’ll see some of the hypocrisy. In that sense, it’s kind of entertaining. Please enjoy.
I deal out some apologies as well as play with the idea whether or not forking is “good” for your blockchain of choice. I’m really liking the idea that people who want a fork are really just trying to pump the value of the original chain. The forks are meant to die. They are meant to pump, but that pump has to be exchanged into something that they can not be held responsible for in the future. It makes sense to me that Ver will cash out of Bitcoin Cash.
Also, there have been a few casualties of the blockchain wars, and I hope people realize it’s nothing personal. Word travels fast in these small circles. I don’t mean to offend people. At the same time, it’s hard for these new leaders of finance to be put on a pedestal and not be ridiculed. It’s all in good fun. No one knows the right answers.
Minor speculations on BTG and XMR. Plus — does GloBee bring FluffyPony and Monero out of the “Science Experiment” phase?