Monero Talk

Is Monero the truest cryptocurrency?

About the show

Monero Talk broadcasts weekly conversations on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/monerotalk) with topical guests to understand what the Monero cryptocurrency is today and what it hopes to become.

We strive to give birth to new Monero users by simply reporting on the facts in our search to answer the question--Is Monero the truest cryptocurrency of them all? In staying true to the Monero ethos, we aim to always be skeptical. While we are Monero Talk by name, and Monero devotees at heart, the intention of the show is to ultimately discover and support the one blockchain that is most aligned with the original cypherpunk and crypto-anarchist ideals that cryptocurrency was born from. And the one that is most likely to succeed at becoming true digital cash. So far, we believe Monero is the one.

Guests include:
The developers and researchers working on the open source core protocol and the cryptography behind it;
The people building the projects and infrastructure supporting the protocol;
Privacy advocates and people building privacy enhancing technologies;
Analysts and investors speculating on Monero's growth;
Journalists and pundits weighing in on Monero's place in the crypto-sphere; and
Respected (sometimes controversial) contributors and community members.

If you enjoyed the show & would like to support us, a donation of any size would be greatly appreciated and would mean so much!

Monero (XMR) Donation Address:
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Episodes

  • LIVE at MoneroKon24 w/ Sterlin Lujan | EPI 315

    June 17th, 2024  |  38 mins 1 sec
    anarchism, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptoanarchism, cryptocurrency, fungible, logosproject, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, sterlinlujan, voluntaryism, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman was LIVE at MoneroKon24 in Prague and interviewed Sterlin Lujan - a crypto-anarchist and contributor to the Logos Project.

    Sterlin shares his background, including what led him to discover the ideas of anarchism and voluntaryism. He discusses his views on crypto-anarchism, the importance of privacy, and the potential for technologies like Monero to help people opt-out of state control.

    Sterlin is optimistic that tools like Monero can gradually erode the power of the state through non-violent resistance and counter-economies. He also talks about the Logos Project, which aims to develop decentralized infrastructure for network states and autonomous political formations.

  • MoneroTopia EPI 170 - Monero Price Report, News & More!

    June 16th, 2024  |  3 hrs 18 mins
    birdflu, bitcoin, blockchain, cbdc, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, trump, usccrypto, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 170 - Monero Square at upcoming @PorcFest in NH, Monero Price Report with Bawdy, News of the week w/ Tuxsudo and MUCH MORE!

  • Live at the LNC w/ Pholosopher and JackVLloyd | EPI 314

    June 10th, 2024  |  13 mins 58 secs
    anarchocapitalism, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, jackvlloyd, libertariannationalconvention, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, pholosopher, privacy, privacycoin, privacyfocused, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman was LIVE at the Libertarian National Convention and interviewed the Pholosopher and Jack V Lloyd, two liberty-focused content creators who produce music, videos, books, and comics.

    They discuss their journey into voluntaryism and anarcho-capitalism, their views on government, and their support for privacy-focused technologies like Monero. Hear about their interest in potentially creating content to explain Monero.

  • LIVE at MoneroKon 2024 & Copa Monero Pre-Show, News & MUCH More! | EPI 169

    June 9th, 2024  |  1 hr 27 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, copamonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, lukeparker, monero, monerogarden, monerokon, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, trump, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 169 - Copa Monero Pre-Show, Monero Price Report with Bawdy, News of the week, Special guests, MoneroKon guests & MUCH MORE!

  • Live at the Libertarian National Convention w/ Chris Luchini | EPI 313

    June 5th, 2024  |  21 mins 7 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, chrisluchini, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, libertariannationalconvention, lnc, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, newmexicolibertarianparty, philzimmerman, privacy, privacycoin, satoshi, supercomputer, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman was LIVE at the Libertarian National Convention with Chris Luchini, chairman of the New Mexico Libertarian Party.

    Chris shares his experience working with Phil Zimmerman on encrypted voice communication technology in the 1990s. He also shows his interest in exploring Monero's privacy features and algorithm - acknowledging the need for truly anonymous digital cash.

    They also discuss the traceability of Bitcoin and the potential for a nation-state to possibly crack Satoshi's key using supercomputers. Both agree on the need for privacy and anonymity in digital currencies like Monero.

  • CopaMonero Launch + XMRBazaar Beta | Price, News & MUCH More! EPI 168

    June 2nd, 2024  |  3 hrs 33 mins
    argentina, bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, copamonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, haveno, kuno, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, xmr, xmrbazaar

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 168 - CopaMonero Launch w/ Anhdres & Alessandro & XMRBazaar Beta, Price Report with Bawdy, News of the week with Tux and MUCH MORE!

  • LIVE at the 2024 Libertarian National Convention w/ Dr. Bradley Rauch | EPI 312

    May 29th, 2024  |  18 mins 36 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, bradleyrauch, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, libertariannationalconvention, lnc, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, robertfkennedyjr, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman was LIVE at the Libertarian National Convention with Dr. Bradley Rauch, a physician and supporter and doctor of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s.

    Dr. Rauch discusses his reasons for supporting Kennedy, including his belief that the country is moving towards totalitarianism and losing freedoms like free speech. He shares personal experiences of facing persecution for his views on topics like vaccines and COVID-19 protocols.

    Dr. Rauch emphasizes the need for new leadership to restore integrity in the government. He also expresses support for cryptocurrency and digital cash like Monero as a means to maintain financial freedom and prevent government overreach.

  • LIVE from the 2024 Libertarian National Convention in DC! | EPI 167

    May 25th, 2024  |  3 hrs 6 mins
    biden, bitcoin, blockchain, breakingdero, crypto, cryptocurrency, dero, fungible, inflation, libertariannationalconvention2024, lnc, lnc2024, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, tokyomoneromeetup, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 167 - LIVE from the Libertarian National Convention 2024 in DC, Price with Bawdy, Guests, News and MUCH MORE!

  • Haveno Demo & Dero Network Deanonymization? w/ Nihilist & techleaks24! Price, News & MORE! | EPI 166

    May 19th, 2024  |  3 hrs 54 mins
    bitcoin, bitcoinminers, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, dero, fungible, haveno, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, ofrnxmr, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 166 - Monero Guest Segment with Nihilist & techleaks24, Price Report with Bawdy, News of the week w/ Tux and MUCH MORE!

  • Is Capital Flight into Monero Inevitable? W/ Cryptocomicon | EPI 311

    May 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, capitalflight, crypto, cryptocomicon, cryptocurrency, decentralized, developer, financialsystem, fungible, monero, monerotalk, monerotalk2022, monerotopia, p2p, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman catches up with Cryptocomicon, a software developer that first appeared on Monero Talk in 2022.

    The conversation revolves around Bitcoin and its scaling challenges, the emergence of Monero, and the impacts of these developments on the existing financial system. Hear about how Monero serves as a decentralized, private, and fungible alternative to traditional finance, facilitating peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries.

    They also explore the idea of capital flight into Monero as a means of wealth preservation amidst coming financial turmoil and government crackdowns.

  • Monero Outreach @LNC 2024 & Enemies of The State D.C. Bash, Price, News & MUCH More! EPI 165

    May 12th, 2024  |  4 hrs 2 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, enemiesofthestatedcbash, fungible, irs, lnc2024, localmonero, monero, monerooutreach, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, trump, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 165 - Monero Price Report with Bawdy, News of the week w/ Tony, Special guests LNC and FreeNauts to chat about Monero Outreach at the Libertarian National Convention 2024 in DC & Enemies of the State D.C.Bash and MUCH MORE!

  • Privacy is Pro-National Security w/ J.W. Verret | EPI 310

    May 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bitcoin, bitcoinfog, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, georgemasonuniversity, jwverret, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, romansterlingov, samuraiwallet, tornadocash, uscongress, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews J.W. Verret, a practicing lawyer and law professor at George Mason University.

    J.W. discusses his role as an expert witness in the Roman Sterlingov trial, where he argued that Sterlingov could not have allegedly ran Bitcoin Fog. J.W. and Doug also talk about the implications of the government's recent overreach related to privacy and cryptocurrency technology by exploring the indictments against Tornado Cash and Samurai Wallet.

    Hear about who in the US Congress are allies in the movement to normalize privacy and the potential hope Monero provides to resist increasing government infringement on privacy.

  • Crypto Swaps w/ WizardSwap! Price, News & MUCH More! | EPI 164

    May 4th, 2024  |  3 hrs 27 mins
    aimodel, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, cryptoswap, fungible, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, rogerver, swap, wasabiwallet, wizardswap, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 164 - Guest with new sponsor WizardSwap, Price Report w/ BawdyAnarchist, News of the week w/ Tony and much more!

  • The Imminent Threat of CBDCs w/ Aaron Day | EPI 309

    April 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 36 mins
    aaronday, bitcoin, blockchain, cbdc, crypto, cryptocurrency, digitaltyranny, fungible, governmentcontrol, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Aaron Day - an author, activist, and former presidential candidate. Aaron discusses the potential threat of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the need for decentralized alternatives.

    He also covers the history and motivations behind the push for CBDCs and just how close we may be to seeing them implemented. They explore the challenges faced by existing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in terms of scalability, privacy, and resistance to government control.

    The conversation highlights the importance of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero, to create a parallel economy as an alternative to CBDCs. They also discuss strategies for onboarding people to preserve individual liberties in the face of potential digital tyranny.

  • Samourai Wallet SHUT DOWN? w/ Seth For Privacy & ArticMine, Price, News & MUCH More! | EPI 163

    April 28th, 2024  |  4 hrs 29 mins
    articmine, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, irs, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, samouraiwallet, sethforprivacy, xmr, xmrt

    MONEROTOPIA EPISODE 163 - Samourai Wallet Shut Down w/ Guests Seth for Privacy & Francisco Cabanas (ArticMine), Price Report w/ BawdyAnarchist, News of the week w/ Tony and much more!

  • In Defense of the Zcash Development Fund with Ian Sagstetter #Monerotopia23

    April 25th, 2024  |  47 mins 15 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, iansagstetter, mexicocity, monero, monerotalk, monerotopia, monerotopia23, privacy, privacycoin, xmr, zcash

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    Speaker: Ian Sagstetter (Zcash Contributor)