Does Blockchain Surveillance Actually Work? With Francisco Cabañas aka "ArticMine"


June 14th, 2023

1 hr 40 mins 52 secs

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About this Episode

TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Francisco Cabañas, aka ArticMine, a member of the Monero Core Team.

Together they discuss Bitcoin’s fungibility and traceability, does Blockchain surveillance actually work? They then discuss the MiCA regulation in the EU and its consequences for Monero and other privacy coins. Monero’s growing usage in the darknet markets and the possibility of this seeping into the clearnet. They also cover the SEC labeling some cryptocurrencies as securities and more!

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00:00:00 Intro
00:02:35 A Quick Catch-up with ArticMine
00:05:40 Bitcoin's Privacy and Fungability
00:12:55 Is BTC more apt to Mass Surveillance than Cash?
00:21:45 "Blockchain Surveillance" and False Accusations
00:41:25 The Governments and Chainanalysis Companies
00:51:00 EU Rules on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA)
00:54:30 Implications for Adoption of Monero vs BTC
01:12:00 Financial Totalitarianism and Darknet Markets
01:18:40 USA's Future Political Approach toward Crypto
01:27:30 Telemission and Dynamic Block Size in Monero
01:36:00 ArticMine's Last Words and Reccomandations
01:40:20 Outro


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