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

  • Seth Simmons on Bitcoin Mining Censorship and More

    April 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 30 mins
    bitcoin, bitcoinfungibility, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sethsimmons, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Seth Simmons, an information security engineer by day and Monero enthusiast by night.

    Seth has become a well known and respected Monero supporter with popular Tweet threads and a blog on things like Bitcoin’s fungibility flaws and explaining developments in the Monero space.

    In this episode Seth discusses his journey into the crypto space, why he decided privacy and Fungibility are vital to cryptocurrency and some of his most popular recent takes —like his opinion of Signal adding Mobilecoin.

  • Peter Todd on Bitcoin's and Monero's Security Risks

    April 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, petertodd, privacy, privacycoin, tailemission, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Peter Todd, a bitcoin core developer and applied cryptographic consultant. Peter has been publicly discussing Monero as an interesting project from its earliest days. In fact, Doug reveals how he first learned of Monero from a Peter Todd Podcast.

    In this episode Doug asks Peter a series of questions comparing bitcoin’s various security risks to Monero's, most notably they discuss Bitcoin’s most glaring security risk— a fixed coin supply that lacks a monero-like tail emission to insure miners will have an incentive to mine in perpetuity.

  • Richard Stallman: On Cash and Monero

    March 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, freesoftwarefoundation, gnuproject, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, richardstallman, sweetwaterdigitalsssetconsulting, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Richard Stallman, an American free software movement activist, programmer and digital privacy activist best know for launching the GNU Project and founding the Free Software Foundation.

    In this interview Doug seeks to understand Richard‘s Philosophy’s behind his activism, why his passion for providing humanity with more freedom and liberty through software and his pro digital privacy stance, does not make him more enthusiastic about a free software project like Monero.

  • Jason Brett: On the Regulation of Monero

    March 19th, 2021  |  56 mins 47 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jasonbrett, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, regulation, sweetwaterdigitalsssetconsulting, technology, valuetechnology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Jason Brett. Jason is a former U.S. Regulator with the FDIC; serving in the Capital Markets and Finance Divisions during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. With the introduction of bitcoin by a colleague in 2016, He entered into the blockchain industry, first with the Chamber of Digital Commerce as Director of Operations for Policy and then as the Policy Ambassador for ConsenSys.

    He is currently the founding CEO and President of a new non-profit called the Value Technology Foundation and is a contributor to the Crypto and blockchain division of Forbes.

    Doug and Jason discuss the value technology foundation and if it supports projects like Monero, what jason sees as being some of the issues with the current banking and financial system, and where he thinks the regulation of cryptocurrencies (in particular Monero) is headed and the root of what regulators are concerned about.

  • Davinci Jeremie: The Original Bitcoin Youtuber on Monero

    March 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, davincicodes, davincij15, davincijeremie, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sweetwaterdigitalassetconsulting, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Davinci Jeremie, a computer scientist and Bitcoin OG that discovered Bitcoin in its earliest days and was one of the first bitcoin YouTubers.

    They discuss his journey into the crypto space in the very early days, what he says the real invention of Bitcoin is, his thoughts on moneros money supply schedule vs Bitcoins, how bitcoin plans to secure its network once the block reward ends as well as his take on privacy coins, specifically his positive stance on Monero.

  • Andrey Sabelnikv aka Cryptozoidberg: The Dev on the Cryptonote team that worked with Nicolas van Saberhagen

    March 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 13 mins
    andreysabelnikov, bitcoin, blockchain, boolberry, crypto, cryptocurrency, cryptonote, cryptozoidberg, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews, zanoproject

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Andrey Sabelnikov, aka Cryptozoidberg founder of the Zano Project and apparent primary dev on the very earliest Cryptonote code.

    They discuss his journey into the cryptocurrency space, his role in working with Nicolas van Saberhagen on the first implementation of crypto note in the form of Bytecoin, and his relationship with the Monero project.

    Perhaps most positive in terms of Monero was Andrey discussing his admiration of the Monero researchers and the size of the monero community. Despite his mixed feelings about how he was treated by the Monero devs in the early days, he now has respect for the progress the project has made.

    While we can’t verify the veracity of everything Andrey said, it all seemed very genuine and we have been told by some monero OGs that cryptozoidberg was involved in the earliest days of cryptonote. We hope to continue conversation with him and who knows...maybe he will work on Monero one day too.

  • Lunar Crush: Monero is Pretty Social for a “Privacy” Coin

    February 27th, 2021  |  52 mins 13 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jonathanfarro, jovezzani, lunarcrush, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sociallisteningtool, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Joe Vezzani & Jonathan Farro of Lunar Crush, a social listening tool for crypto.

    They discuss what lunar crush is and where it is headed, what Monero’s socia Stats look like, and advice they have for those that want to become more involved in growing Monero’s social reach to a larger audience in the crypto space.

  • COMIT: Bitcoin-Monero Atomic Swaps are Near

    February 19th, 2021  |  37 mins 39 secs
    atomicswaps, bitcoin, blockchain, comit, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneroatomicswaps, moneronews, philipphoenisch, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Philipp Hoenisch of COMIT, an open protocol facilitating trustless cross-blockchain applications, that will soon be launching An MVP for performing atomic swaps between Bitcoin and Monero.

    Atomic swaps between bitcoin and monero are highly anticipated as a major development in crypto — making Monero even more unstoppable than it already is, with a decentralized method for trustlessly exchanging between Bitcoin and Monero.

  • Jeremy Kauffman: CEO of LBRY, the Decentralized YouTube

    February 11th, 2021  |  56 mins 29 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jeremykauffman, lbry, monero, moneronews, opensource, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Jeremy Kauffman, CEO & founder of LBRY, a decentralized open source version of YouTube.

    Jeremey discusses why he created the platform, what it is, if the recent censorship and de-platforming of important figures has caused a boost in users and the design decisions required to keep the platform decentralized and user friendly all at the same time.

    He also explains how the system works, why a token architecture was chosen for its platform and how LBRY gives users complete ownership of their content.

  • Peter McCormack: Why Bitcoin's Fungibility Issue Shouldn’t be Attacked by Monero Enthusiasts

    February 2nd, 2021  |  57 mins 3 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, defiance, monero, moneronews, petermccormack, privacy, privacycoin, technology, whatbitcoindid, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Peter McCormick, creator and host of the most successful bitcoin podcast — What Bitcoin Did.

    Peter opens with declaring his admiration for Monero despite being a Bitcoiner first and foremost. The conversation becomes a bit contentious as expected, with Doug pushing Peter on what he sees as bitcoin’s flaws. Peter was reluctant to argue the technical features of bitcoin v monero but he was a great sport and we hope to have him
    back on soon with technical experts to get deeper into the weeds of these digital cash protocols.

    Perhaps the most revealing moment was Peter admitting that Bitcoin may have a fungibility problem after doing some googling during the show. The takeaway being, If you are new to this space don’t only listen to talking heads in cryptoland, like Doug or Peter, in trying to figure out what crypto’s have real value. Rather, Do your own research to understand what technical features are vital to a cryptocurrency, understand what risks exist for each, and invest accordingly.

  • Cryptocurrency Regulations with Simon Lelieveldt

    January 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, fincen, fintech, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, regulation, regulatoryconsultant, simonlelieveldt, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Simon Lelieveldt, a Regulatory Consultant for Payments and Blockchain

  • Monero's Organic Growth w/ Core Team Member ArticMine

    January 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 16 mins
    articmine, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, fincen, monero, moneronews, moneropolicyworkinggroup, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Francisco Cabanas..aka ArticMine. For those of you that are new to Monero, Francisco is the man! He is a Monero Core Team member that has been actively researching and investing in cryptocurrencies since 2011.  He holds a phd in physics and is an expert in the field of cryptocurrency scaling — specifically Monero’s elegant dynamic blocksize architecture.  He is also at the forefront of understanding how regulators will likely deal with crypto.

  • OnlyFans star Aella on Monero

    January 13th, 2021  |  41 mins 34 secs
    aella, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, knowingless, monero, moneronews, onlyfans, privacy, privacycoin, sexworker, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Aella an OnlyFans pornography star and early cryptocurrency enthusiast and believer who has recently been mentioning Monero on Twitter.

  • Monero Talk Price Report: Has XMR bottomed out against BTC & how high will it go?

    January 10th, 2021  |  30 mins 31 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, dollervigilante, monero, moneronews, moneropricereport, mrx, privacy, privacycoin, technology, thecrytovigilante, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙Monero Talk Price Report: Mr X of Cryptovigilante tells if XMR has bottomed out against BTC and how high will it go?

  • PART 2: Lee Clagett: On the frontlines of the war against Monero

    January 6th, 2021  |  40 mins 26 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, leeclagett, monero, moneroattack, monerodev, monerodeveloper, monerofirstattack2020, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrattackpart2, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman continues his conversation with Lee Clagett about the network attacks against Monero.

  • PART 1: Lee Clagett: On the frontlines of the war against Monero

    January 3rd, 2021  |  49 mins 38 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, leeclagett, monero, moneroattack, monerodev, monerodeveloper, monerofirstattack2020, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: In part 1 of our 2 part interview, Douglas Tuman discusses the ongoing network attacks against Monero with Lee Clagett, a prolific Monero developer.