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:
49GdSCVTTE4TaDknDFn95QGc3mn3g7JZiPKX6QM7ZpuE5cscRFuGNhnjATKnjDHY7tNUQMM63n24uPYbj1AXFBk5KUPnDrL

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Episodes

  • Chris Sky: The Power of United Non-Compliance & Monero

    September 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, changenow, chrissky, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sweetwaterdigitalconsulting, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Chris Sky. A humans rights advocate born out of the Covid 19 lockdowns who was catapulted to social media fame when he was recorded at a demonstration giving an eloquent and disturbingly accurate prediction on how the Canadian government was going to increasingly take away citizens liberties in their response to covid.

    Recently, Sky has been trying to rally support against vaccine mandates and posted a Bitcoin address to raise donations. When it was shown to him how easy it was to see all transactions made to and from his btc address, he decided to give a monero donation address a try and liked the results. Untraceable, super cheap to transact, and simple.

    Thank you Chris for approaching crypto with an open mind in search for its true purpose and choosing to have your crypto debut on Monero Talk. We posted Chris’s donation address in the show notes. If you support his activism, please consider sending him an anonymous Monero donation.

  • Monerotopia 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 Epi #30: El Salvador, Doug's funding proposal, Gratuitas boots & more!

    September 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monerotopia 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 Epi #30: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guest YOU! We chat about El Salvador, Doug's funding proposal, Gratuitas boots & more!

  • Sergei Chernykh: On his development of P2Pool a Decentralized XMR Mining Pool

    September 10th, 2021  |  57 mins 2 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, changenow, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerominingpool, moneronews, p2pool, privacy, privacycoin, sweetwaterdigital, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Sergei Chernykh aka sech1 a monero developer that has made very important contributions to Monero’s mining network.

    The two discuss Sergei’s most recent breakthrough contribution. The development of p2pool, Monero’s first decentralized mining pool that lets miners team-up to mine together, without taking any fees and without yielding a centralized pool operator their vote in the network, thus allowing for pools that can grow large without fear of a 51% attack on the network.

    The two also discuss how Sergei came about finding and working for Monero, randomx, and what areas in Monero need more improvement.

    Please consider donating to Sergei for his development work. His address is posted in the show notes. Please also consider donating to Doug’s CCS proposal so Doug can transition to working full-time on helping Monero grow.

  • The Nomad Capitalist on where to find MoneroTopia

    September 2nd, 2021  |  53 mins 19 secs
    andrewhenderson, bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, changenow, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, nomadcapitalist, privacy, privacycoin, sweetwaterdigital, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Andrew Henderson, the founder of Nomad Capitalist, a service that helps people “go where they are treated best” .

    The two discuss how he became the nomad capitalist, his opinion on Monero and his interest in learning more about it, crypto in general as a tool of opting out of the traditional financial system, what crypto friendly locations one can consider going to, his concern of the volitility and regulations of crypto in the states as well as where he sees crypto and the nomad capitalist movement trending to.

  • MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼Episode #29: Doug's CCS Proposal & other things happening in Monero Land!

    August 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 24 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guest YOU! We discuss Doug's CCS Proposal & other things happening in Monero Land!

  • Dr. Rolf van Wegberg: On Monero replacing Bitcoin on Dark Markets

    August 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 27 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, changenow, crypto, cryptocurrency, darkmarkets, decentralized, drrolfvanwegberg, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, ransomware, rolfvanwegberg, sweetwaterdigitalassetconsulting, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Douglas Tuman interviews Dr. Rolf van Wegberg, an assistant professor of Cybercrime Governance at Delft University of Technology.

    The two discuss how Monero is now rapidly replacing bitcoin as a medium of exchange on darkmarkets, how crime fighters should deal with illegal activities that take place on them, why governments and regulators should not try to ban Monero, and where he sees this all heading.

  • MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼Epi #28 - A LIVE Atomic Swaps Demo & Monero MMA Fight night!

    August 22nd, 2021  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    atomicswaps, bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, mmafight, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: Join Chowbungaman & Sunchakr for a LIVE Atomic Swap demo with SethforPrivacy & a Monero MMA Fight night ( with MMA fighter Johnathan Ruel)

  • LIVE at Defcon29 w/ Guillermo Christensen: The State of Cryptocurrency Ransomware.

    August 15th, 2021  |  47 mins 27 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, defcon2021, defcon29, guillermochristensen, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: From Defcon 29 in Las Vegas ….Douglas Tuman interviews Guillermo Christen-sen, a partner at Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups.

    The two discuss his Defcon talk about the State of Cryptocurrency Ransomware.

  • MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼Epi #27 w/ special guest, Unstoppable Domains!

    August 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, unstoppabledomains, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guest Unstoppable Domains to chat about how Monero users can now send private transactions using public usernames via Cake Wallet!

  • LIVE at Defcon29 w/ Francisco Cabañas aka ArticMine

    August 10th, 2021  |  25 mins 44 secs
    articmine, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, defcon2021, defcon29, franciscocabañas, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: From Defcon 29 in Las Vegas …Douglas Tuman iinterviews Francisco Cabañas aka ArticMine, a member of the monero core team.

    The two discuss his Defcon talk about Monero Scaling Opportunities and Challenges.

  • MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼Epi #25 w/ Rocael, one of the workers from the GratuitasXMR Coffee Farm!

    July 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 53 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, coffee, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, gratuitasxmr, guatemalancoffee, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr with special guest Rocael, one of the workers from the GratuitasXMR Guatemalan Coffee Farm!

  • Face to Face with Untraceable

    July 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 38 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, elon, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, untraceable, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Untraceable, a Monero enthusiast and popular anonymous personality in the Monero community.

    The two discuss Monero, Elon’s understanding of Crypto, the difference between a Monero world and a Bitcoin one, information censorship, the recent ransomware attacks, CBDC’s and how privacy doesn’t matter until it’s too late.

  • Monerotopia Episode #24: Monero Q & A w/ postgrad student Henry Fletcher!

    July 22nd, 2021  |  57 mins 11 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr & a special Monero Q & A w/ postgrad student Henry Fletcher!

  • Kevin Wad on Monero's Liquidity

    July 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, kevinwad, liquiditycrisis, monero, moneroliquidity, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Kevin Wad a monero community member who recently published a detailed Reddit post on Monero’s liquidity.

    The two discuss what lead Kevin to Monero, Monero’s liquidity crisis and his take on what allegedly caused this issue, what can be done to prevent this problem, the real demand for monero and the challenges of obtaining the coin itself and the effects decentralized exchanges such as Atomic Swaps have on the liquidity and price of Monero.

  • Monerotopia Episode #23 with Myriade who is pitching us their “Fortune-Mining” Pool

    July 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 22 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, myraid, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guest Paul from Myriade, who is pitching us their “Fortune-Mining” Pool & MrPeon to chat about his upcoming MMA fight on Aug 21st!

  • Samourai Wallet on Monero

    July 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 36 mins
    atomicswaps, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, samouraiwallet, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Samourai wallet, a Bitcoin wallet that recently announced they are incorporating BTC-XMR atomic swaps.

    The two discuss how this passion project came to fruition, the drama and blowback of btc maxis since the announcement of monero atomic swaps, if its sustainable to continue the battle & be ahead of chain analysis companies, how they see monero and bitcoin coexisting in the future and the reasoning behind using this wallet to shield bitcoin vs just using monero.