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

  • Sergei Tikhomirov on Lightning Network Privacy

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 36 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, lightningnetwork, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sergeitikhomirov, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Sergei Tikhomirov, a post doc at the University of Luxembourg, who studies the security and privacy of Bitcoin, the lightning network, and privacy coins.

    The two discuss his recent paper, A Quantitative Analysis of Security, Anonymity and Scalability for the Lightning Network ,if the lightning network provides what’s necessary to have digital cash functioning on the second layer, its dangers and what drawbacks it may have, and of course thoughts on monero.

  • Monerotopia Episode #22 - Tonevays: Monero is a Shitcoin Shit Show Review

    July 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, shitcoin, technology, tonevays, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr and You! We chat about ToneVays “Monero is a shitcoin shit show”!

  • LIVE at Porcfest 2021 with Jeffrey Tucker

    July 1st, 2021  |  17 mins 2 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jeffreyatucker, liberty, monero, moneronews, porcfest2021, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research. Author of thousands of articles and nine books, most recently Liberty or Lockdown.Editor of The Best of Mises.

  • Monerotopia Episode#21 w/ The Mr Peon

    June 28th, 2021  |  57 mins 16 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, technology, themrpeon, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guest, The Mr Peon the other Monero MMA Fighter!

  • LIVE at Porcfest 2021 with Mo, the Mysterious Man in White!

    June 28th, 2021  |  13 mins 55 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, liberty, mo, monero, moneronews, porcfest2021, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Mo, the Mysterious Man in White!

  • LIVE at Porcfest 2021 with Aria DiMezzo: The Crypto 6 & Its Impact on Your Freedoms

    June 28th, 2021  |  18 mins 42 secs
    ariadimezzo, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, liberty, monero, moneronews, porcfest2021, privacy, privacycoin, technology, thecrypto6, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Aria DiMezzo: The Crypto 6 & Its Impact on Your Freedoms

  • Rohan Grey on a Privacy Preserving Digital Dollar vs. Monero

    June 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 29 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cbdc, centralbankdigitalcurrencies, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, rohangrey, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Rohan Grey, an assistant professor at Willamette University College of Law who participated in the recent U.S. Congressional hearing on digitizing the dollar.

    The two discuss their shared belief in the importance of privacy preserving digital cash and then get into where they disagree— such as Their opinions of crypto overall. They also discuss the differences between public money and private currencies and how Rohan is for Monero existing and competing but believes it can never and how we should never want it to replace government controlled fiat.

  • Monerotopia Episode#20

    June 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 37 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, monerotalk, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA: A laid back, chill out session with Chowbungaman, Sunchakr, special guests and Monero fans!

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  • Coding Jesus on the Inevitable rise of Monero and fall of Bitcoin

    June 19th, 2021  |  54 mins 56 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, codingjesus, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews the Coding Jesus, a self taught developer, crypto enthusiast and prolific YouTuber.

    The two discuss his first job at the worlds largest cryptocurrency derivative exchange, Bitmex, how his attraction to personal responsibility and individual liberty led him to cryptocurrency and eventually to Monero, how El Salvador will expose Bitcoins lack of basic day to day usability, bitcoin maximalism and the problem with trying to fight change since change is inevitable, his opinion on the fed coin and if Monero will in due time become a legal tender in a state.

  • Luke Smith on Monero's Unique Self-Propelling Nature

    June 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 26 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, lukesmith, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Luke Smith, a well known privacy and FOSS advocate.

    Doug and Luke discuss the importance of privacy, the flaws of bitcoin that maximalist overlook, the benefits of Monero and what direction it is headed and if he sees crypto being the solution to the mass surveillance through technology.

  • Mark Moss on Monero

    May 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, markmoss, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, waroncash, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Mark Moss. Mark is a successful investor and entrepreneur who has a knack for marketing. He runs a YouTube show with over a 258K 1/4 million subscribers that eloquently discusses his investment ideas. Often, bitcoin is discussed and Mark’s most popular video with almost a million views discusses his theories on the “war on cash”.

    In this episode, Doug seeks to understand Marks strong bitcoin conviction and where Monero fits into his thesis, especially considering Marks strong warnings that cash is under attack. At one point Doug brings up the development of bitcoin to monero atomic swaps as an example of how active the Monero project is and how fears of delistings killing Monero’s liquidity, are probably moot.

    It should be noted, since recording, it has been announced that the Comet team has taken btc xmr atomic swaps from test net to mainnet!

  • Charlie Lee: On the Importance of Fungibility In Crypto

    May 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, charlielee, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, litecoin, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Charlie Lee, a crypto OG who needs no introduction.

    Doug and Charlie discuss whether The top is in, Elon musk, Litcoin adding privacy, Monero’s future role in the cryptosphere, and more! Oh And an important piece of news —- litcoiin is now live on cake wallet!

    As Doug discusses with Charlie, litecoin is a great onramp to Monero for those that don’t have access to an exchange that sells Monero for Fiat. Just buy Litecoin with fiat and send it for super low fees off the exchange to your LiteCoin cake wallet address. And then when ready, exchange it in Cake for fungible Monero! Thanks again Cake for making Monero more usable!

  • Pauline Shangett: Of ChangeNow On Monero

    May 13th, 2021  |  46 mins 12 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, changenow, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, paulineshangett, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Pauline Shangett, CMO at Change Now, a cryptocurrency exchange.

    In this episode Doug and Pauline discuss the driving force behind the company, the obstacles they had to overcome to prove themselves to the monero community, how the highest rate of trading pairs has been between btc and xmr, as well as insight on how they are able to navigate certain KYC compliances and continue to remain an avenue for monero.

  • Juraj Bednar: on Bitcoin Mining Censorship

    May 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jurajbednar, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Juraj Bednar, an entrepreneur, hacker, and explorer with a passion for increasing liberty in his and others lives—most famously through his cofounding of para-lelna polis.

    Juraj is an early bitcoiner and monero enthusiast who has a deep understanding of the true purpose of cryptocurrency, which he discusses in his podcasts and blogs.

    In this episode Doug and Juraj talk about many bitcoin and monero related topics but focus mainly on his blog titled “How could regulators, successfully introduce bitcoin censorship and other dystopias”.

  • Andrew Balthazor: The Bona Fide Acquisition Rule Applied to Cryptocurrency

    April 30th, 2021  |  54 mins 14 secs
    andrewbalthazor, bitcoin, blockchain, bonafideacquisitionrule, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Andrew Balthazor, currently a judicial law clerk at the United States district court For the southern district in Florida and author of a legal research paper that applies the bona fide acquisition rule to cryptcurrency.

    The bona fide acquisition rule is a common law principal that originates from Roman Law, that allows an innocent purchaser to acquire certain types of stolen property free from the risk that the property may be claimed by the rightful owner. One such property that the rule applies to is cash.

    Primarily, for the policy reason that in order for commerce to flow freely, innocent receivers of cash in a transaction should not be at risk of having someone claim ownership to the cash they received. Whereas with property like a painting ,the rule would not apply, and the innocent purchaser of a stolen painting would not be considered the rightful owner if it can be proven to have been stolen.

    In this episode, Andrew discusses his analysis which focused on bitcoin and boils down to whether bitcoin should be considered cash-like or rather should be considered more like property with traceable title ownership given its transparent ledger. Doug and Andrew apply the same analysis to Monero, reasoning the bona fide acquisition rule would more clearly apply to Monero than Bitcoin, given Monero’s cash-like fungibility. The ultimate deduction being monero acts better as money than bitcoin.

  • Aleksandar Svetski: On Bitcoin's Transparent Ledger

    April 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    aleksandarsvetski, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, theamberapp, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Aleksandar CEO of Amber, podcaster, and a self declared Supreme Bitcoin Extreme Maxi.

    In this episode Aleksander, discusses why he is a next level maxi and his rationale for why it is ok that bitcoin is and always will be transparent at the core protocol level.

    Aleks believes Bitcoin’s true purpose is to be a censorship resistant settlement network, not a transactional network. Despite being an anarcho capitalist Alexs says he aligns more with bitcoin as opposed to Monero.