Monero Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

171 episodes of Monero Talk since the first episode, which aired on July 10th, 2017.

  • Evaluating the Privacy Coin Space with Mohamed Fouda

    May 3rd, 2019  |  58 mins 30 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, mohamedfouda, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, privacycoinspace, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Evaluating privacy coins and bitcoin with Mohamed Fouda of crypto news website Token Daily. We discuss some of his recent articles.

  • Breaking Monero Episode 11: Mailbag Episode

    April 29th, 2019  |  40 mins 50 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    In this episode, we answer several questions from audience members.

  • Lightning Network on Monero with Bernhard Breytenbach

    April 26th, 2019  |  52 mins 39 secs
    bernhardbreytenbach, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, lightning, lightningnetwork, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We talk with Bernhard Breytenbach of Globee about LN on Bitcoin, is it private, and if Monero may be a more ideal base layer for running it than Bitcoin.

  • Monero Coffee Chat 5th Moneroversary Edition

    April 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, moneroversary, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monero Coffee Chat Q&A

  • 5th Moneroversary Continues w_Rehrar on financial privacy...and more

    April 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    45 minutes: The importance of financial privacy is critically downplayed in cryptocurrency communities with rehrar
    15 minutes: Announcements and News
    30 minutes: Puzzle and Game

  • Fluffypony on the history of Monero on the 5th Moneroversary

    April 18th, 2019  |  54 mins 21 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, fluffypony, historyofmonero, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, moneroversary, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    This Moneroversary showcase consists of several live events celebrating Monero's 5th anniversary.

    15 minutes: check-in with Riat in Vienna
    45 minutes: Monero's History with fluffypony

  • A Mastering Monero Gift on Monero's 5th Moneroversary!!!

    April 18th, 2019  |  45 mins 19 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, justinehrenhofer, masteringmonero, mitchellkrawiec-thayer, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, serhack, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    A conversation with Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, about the book Mastering Monero, written by SerHack and members of the Monero community , edited by Mitchell, and published by Justin Ehrenhofer. Please see the credits in the book for all the members that contributed. We also have SerHack following the chat to answer any questions that may come up.

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.04.06

    April 6th, 2019  |  53 mins 27 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews
  • Is Monero digital cash? w/ Riccardo Spagni aka Fluffypony

    April 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, digitalcash, fluffypony, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, riccardospagni, tari, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We asked Riccardo Spagni, aka @fluffypony, aka the CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) of Monero some big questions !
    Is Monero the truest crypto currency of them all? Is Monero humanities greatest hope against the rise of surveillance capitalism?
    What motivates you to work in Monero? Are you a crypto anarchist or cypherpunk trying to build tech that will give humans more liberty ?
    Is Monero more aligned with cypherpunk/cryptoanarchist ideals than bitcoin? Why aren’t the idealist Bitcoiners like Andreas Antonopolous more serious about Monero ?
    Is bitcoin is dangerous because it fools very smart people into opting into a future where all our transactions on our transparent ledger?
    Do we even have want to be added to Coinbase now? Not being added seems to be the best indicator that we are doing something right. Coinbase can’t handle true digital cash.
    What are reproducible builds? Will they help make Monero more decentralized in terms of development?
    Is bitcoin digital gold? Isn’t Monero be better digital gold since it’s fungible at the protocol level?
    Do you think it will be one coin to rule them all?
    How do you feel about the state of Monero today? Are we currently digital cash? Have we achieved it ?
    Is Monero’s mining more decentralized than Bitcoin’s?
    What strategy will Monero be taking to thwart ASICs?
    When will ASICs become commoditized and when we will we welcome them on the Monero network?
    What can be done to prevent an undetectable inflation bug in Monero ? Is it possible to be perfectly binding and blinding?
    What do you think about Monero’s tail emission v Bitcoin’s fixed supply ? Is Monero effectively more secure because of it? Is it possible that one day Bitcoin’s max cap will have to be raised? Isn’t gold disinflationary like Monero?
    What do people mean when they say Monero can’t scale? We have dynamic blocksizes? Is it that transactions and the blockchain are too large and you can’t run full nodes? Won’t moors law save us?
    Will Monero have Lightning Network?
    Will it have a Mimblwimble sidechain?
    Why isn’t an ICO use case for Tari ever discussed?
    What do you think of the new SEC guidance? Is it another reason why we should move away from pow tweaks?

  • Italian government to test a Monero based online voting system with Vincenzo Di Nicola, Calogero Mandracchia & Raffaele Nicodemo

    March 30th, 2019  |  50 mins 31 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, blockchainvotingsystem, calogeromandracchia, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, italianvotingsystem, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, raffaelenicodemo, technology, vincenzodinicola, xmr, xmrnews

    Vincenzo Di Nicola is an advisor to the Italian government and the Republic of San Marino. He recently announced that he is working with the Italian government on testing an online voting system that runs on the Monero network.

  • RandomX by October with Howard Chu, Tevador and Needmoney90

    March 27th, 2019  |  55 mins 29 secs
    asic, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, howardchu, monero, moneronews, needmoney90, privacy, privacycoin, randomx, technology, tevador, xmr, xmrnews

    @hyc_symas -- the creator of RandomJS (the genesis of RandomX)
    Tevador -- the lead developer of RandomX
    Needmoney90 -- Monero Reddit moderator and all things Monero expert.

    We discuss what transpired during the recent IRC developers meeting on a Proof of Work plan of action for Monero. Particularly, we discuss the communities goal of implementing RandomX in October (if an audit is successfully completed by then) and what the following steps will be if RandomX does not successfully thwart Asics -- switching to SHA-3 or another egalitarian proof of work. All-in-all it is exciting times as we watch the developers reach consensus on a plan of action to uphold one of Monero's tenants -- maintaining a decentralized mining network.

    I also gave Howard, NeedMoney90, and Tevador and opportunity to respond to the Kristy Leigh Minehan interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZF4BqIDrk

  • Is ASIC resistance futile with Kristy Leigh Minehan

    March 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    asic, asicresistant, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, kristyleighminehan, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We discuss proof of work and Monero's strategy for preserving a decentralized mining network to remain as censorship resistant digital cash. Is ASIC resistance futile?

  • Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, PH.D of the Monero Research Lab

    March 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, dynamicblocksize, mitchellkrawiecthayer, monero, moneronews, moneroresearchlab, noncesenserearch, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    A chat with Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer of the Monero Research lab on his involvement in Monero, an explanation of dynamic blocksize and the recent upgrades made to avoid Big Bang attacks, and his opinion on some of the big questions in Monero Land.

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.03.09

    March 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 58 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, march9hardfork, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews
  • Will Bitcoin ever have to raise the 21 million supply cap?

    March 7th, 2019  |  54 mins 15 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, brian_trollz, btccoincap, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, mattluongo, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Round table w/ Matt Luongo (Founder @thesis_co) & @brian_trollz (of @blockdigest) to discuss the pros & cons of Bitcoin's capped coin supply vs. other methods like Monero's disinflationary emission curve!

  • Monero Network Upgrade and Cake Wallet updates with Knife of Pi

    March 1st, 2019  |  30 mins 49 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, knifeofpi, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, updates, xmr, xmrnews

    We talk with Knife of Pi of the Cake Wallet Team on the new features they just added to Cake, like the icloud backup option. We also chat about Monero's upcoming March 9th Network upgrade.