Monero Talk

Is Monero the truest cryptocurrency?

About the show

Monero Talk broadcasts weekly conversations 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

  • LIVE w/ Michael Schloh von Bennewitz on XMR Open Hardware Wallet, Kastelo at MoneroKon 2019!

    June 22nd, 2019  |  9 mins 15 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, kastelo, konferenco, konferenco2019, michaelschlohvonbennewitz, monero, monerokon, monerokon2019, monerokonferenco, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews, xmropenhardwarewallet

    We speak to Michael Schloh von Bennewitz on XMR Open Hardware Wallet, Kastelo at MoneroKon 2019!

  • LIVE w/ Sri Aravinda Krishnan at MoneroKon 2019!

    June 22nd, 2019  |  9 mins 24 secs
    appliedcryptography, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, germany, konferenco, konferenco2019, monero, monerokon, monerokon2019, monerokonferenco, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sriaravindakrishna, technology, universityoferlangennurember, xmr, xmrnews

    We speak to Sri Aravinda Krishnan, chair of Applied Cryptography at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. He specializes in analyzing theoretical foundations and various problems pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrencies namely, privacy, anonymity, scalability and other applications. He is working on the theory of garbled circuits, multi party computations and cryptocurrencies.

  • LIVE w/ Ben Fisch at MoneroKon 2019!

    June 22nd, 2019  |  14 mins 9 secs
    benfisch, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, konferenco, konferenco2019, minimalstorage, monero, monerokon2019, monerokonferenco, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnewsmonerokon

    We speak with Ben Fisch to go over his talk on "An Authenticated Data Structure for Blockchain Consensus w/ Minimal Storage". Ben works at Eian which builds cryptographically transparent financial ledgers & Filecoin, a decentrailized storage network.

  • Tim Ruffing on Omniring, a new RingCT method. Also, get ready for MoneroKon & CasaDeMonero!

    June 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, omniring, privacy, privacycoin, ringct, technology, timruffing, xmr, xmrnews

    We speak to Tim Ruffing, the co-author of "Omniring: Scaling Up Private Payments Without Trusted Setup", a new fully-fledged RingCT which could potentially improve Monero’s privacy.

  • Bill Barhydt CEO & Founder of Abra

    June 13th, 2019  |  50 mins 40 secs
    abra, abraglobal, billbarhydt, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We speak to Bill Barhydt CEO & founder of Abra to discuss how Abra’s synthetic assets work, how the crypto bank of the future will use them, and Monero being added as a native withdraw option!

  • RingCT, Flood Attacks, zksnarks, CLSAGS, MoneroKon & CasaDeMonero Party w/ Sarang Noether & Brandon

    June 10th, 2019  |  46 mins 29 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, brandongoodell, casademoneroparty, clsags, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, dlsags, floodattacks, microsoftzksnarks, monero, monerokon, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, ringct, sarangnoether, technology, xmr, xmrnews, zksnarks

    We speak to Sarang Noether & Brandon Goodell a.k.a. Surae.Noether about the three new RingCT proposals, flood attacks, Microsoft zknsarks, CLSAGS, DLSAGS, RandomX, what to expect at the MoneroKon in Denver & #CasaDeMonero Party!

  • Cayle Sharrock of Tari Labs Take Two

    June 8th, 2019  |  43 mins 10 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, caylesharrock, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, tari, tarilabs, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We redo an interview we did at the Magical Crypto Conference 2019 where we had poor sound quality.

  • RandomX Progress with Howard Chu and Sam Williams of Arweave

    June 5th, 2019  |  48 mins 40 secs
    arweave, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, howardchu, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, randomx, randomxprogress, samwilliams, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We discuss the progress that has been made on RandomX, the audit stage, the game-plan for the implementing it in the fall, and why Arweave teamed-up to fund the the audit.
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    @samecwilliams of @arweaveteam

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.06.01

    June 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.06.01

  • Jtgrassie on "Perfectly hiding and computationally binding" NOT being a Monero weakness

    May 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, computationallybinding, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jethrograssie, jtgrassie, monero, moneronews, perfectlyhiding, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Jethro Grassie, a Monero developer and respected community member, explains his recent posts dispelling the FUD (often spread by well known Bitcoin Core developers) regarding Monero's "perfectly hiding and computationally binding" nature. What has been described as a flaw, is actual a sound architecture choice that comes with more Pros than Cons. Bottom line: Monero is susceptible to undetected inflation just as much as Bitcoin is susceptible to private keys being decoded from public keys.

  • Monero Village at Defcon and Importance of Open Source w/ Diego plus CasaDeMonero in Denver!!

    May 23rd, 2019  |  57 mins 44 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, casademonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, defcon, diegosalazar, monero, monerokon, moneronews, monerovillage, privacy, privacycoin, rehrar, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Diego "rehrar" Salazar on the Monero Village at Defcon, how open source software plays a huge role in Monero & talk about CasaDeMonero in Denver during MoneroKon!

  • Breaking Monero Episode 13: Blockchain Explorer OpSec

    May 16th, 2019  |  6 mins 53 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    This is a quick reminder to pay attention to the information you give block explorers. Connecting to them over Tor may not be enough for some threat models. They may not be malicious, but you are giving them the opportunity to collect information about you. Run your own full node instead, and consider running your own block explorer.

  • LIVE w/ Elaine Ou at the MCC2019

    May 12th, 2019  |  8 mins 1 sec
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, elaineou, magicalcryptoconference2019, magicalcryptofriends, mcc2019, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    LIVE w/ Elaine Ou at the MCC2019

  • LIVE w/ Andrew Poelstra & Brandon Goodell at the MCC2019

    May 12th, 2019  |  50 mins 14 secs
    andrewpoelstra, bitcoin, blockchain, blockstream, brandongoodell, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, magicalcryptoconference2019, magicalcryptofriends, mcc2019, monero, moneronews, moneroresearchlab, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    LIVE w/ Andrew Poelstra & Brandon Goodell at the MCC2019

  • LIVE w/ Harry Halpin & Theo Goodman of NYM at the MCC2019

    May 12th, 2019  |  15 mins 5 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, harryhalpin, magicalcryptoconference2019, magicalcryptofriends, mcc2019, monero, moneronews, nym, privacy, privacycoin, technology, theogoodman, xmr, xmrnews

    LIVE w/ Harry Halpin & Theo Goodman of NYM at the MCC2019

  • LIVE w/ Peter Todd & Claudia Diaz (NYM) at the MCC2019

    May 12th, 2019  |  16 mins 53 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, claudiadiaz, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, magicalcryptoconference2019, magicalcryptofriends, mcc2019, monero, moneronews, nym, peterktodd, petertodd, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    LIVE w/ Peter Todd & Claudia Diaz (NYM) at the MCC2019