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

  • Is Bitcoin’s censorship resistance failing? w/ Juraj Bednár EPI #294

    December 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 34 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, censorship, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, hacking, jurajbednar, miningpool, monero, monerotalk, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Juraj Bednár, an OG Crypto anarchist and entrepreneur active in the Bitcoin and hacking communities.

    Together they discuss censorship of certain Bitcoin transactions such as coinjoin, what would happen if a group of censoring mining pools would exceed 50% of the hash rate, how Monero’s total fungibility gives centralized actors deniability when questioned by the government compared to Bitcoin, possible solutions to Bitcoin’s fees and scaling problems, whether Bitcoin is living up to its crypto Anarchist roots and more!

  • How to Opt Out of the Technocratic State w/ Derrick Broze #Monerotopia23

    December 28th, 2023  |  36 mins 54 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, derrickbroze, fungible, mexicocity, monero, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, technocraticstate, xmr

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    Monerotopia 2023 - El Dinero de la Gente

    Speaker: Derrick Broze (Agorist Activist, Co-host Live Free Think Free, Founder of the Conscious Resistance Network and The Freedom Cell Network)

  • Pavol Lupták of Liberation Travel, Monero News & More! A Topia Holiday Special EPI #147

    December 23rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 47 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, ghostbox, gta6, liberationtravel, monero, monerotopia, pavolluptak, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 EPISODE 147 - Pavol Lupták of Liberation Travel, Monero News & More! It's a Holiday Special EPI #147

  • The Global Opportunist's Handbook (MoneroTopia version) w/ Pavol Luptak #Monerotopia23

    December 22nd, 2023  |  21 mins 55 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungible, globalopportunistshandbook, monero, monerotopia, monerotopia23, pavolluptak, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

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    Monerotopia 2023 - El Dinero de la Gente May 5 - May7 in Mexico City! We had AMAZING Speakers lined up: freedom seekers on a mission to build out a true digital cash parallel economy outside of State control. This was not a number go up maxi fest!

    Speaker➡️: Pavol Luptak (Cryptoanarchist and Voluntaryist focused on security and society hacking)

  • An overview of Bitcoin Privacy efforts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly w/ Justin Ehrenhofer (Monerotopia23)

    December 20th, 2023  |  46 mins 48 secs
    anonymity, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, fungibility, fungible, justinehrenhofer, lightningnetwork, monero, monerotopia, monerotopia23, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    Supporting us is easier than ever, by typing in MONEROTALK.CRYPTO into your monero.com or Cake Wallet send address field - to send us a tip 😉

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    Monerotopia 2023 - El Dinero de la Gente🎉🇲🇽 📜 May 5 - May7 in Mexico City! We had AMAZING Speakers lined up: freedom seekers on a mission to build out a true digital cash parallel economy outside of State control. This was not a number go up maxi fest!

    Speaker➡️: Justin Ehrenhofer (VP Operations, Cake Wallet)

  • Where Bitcoin fails as censorship resistant digital cash, Monero thrives w/ Ragnar Lifthrasir | EPI #293

    December 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 32 mins
    adoption, bitcoin, blockchain, censorshipresistance, crypto, cryptocurrency, finney forum, fungibility, fungible, monero, privacy, privacycoin, ragnar, xmr

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Ragnar Lifthrasir, an OG Bitcoiner who has increasingly become a staunch support of Monero in light of Bitcoins lack of privacy and fungibility. He is launching a new conference this year called the “Finney Forum” which focuses on Bitcoin privacy tech & Monero.

    Together they discuss how Ragnar realized through the gun community some of the flaws of Bitcoin that Monero could fix, what will happen to Bitcoin if the state seizes control? What effect would a ban on Monero have and could it take Monero adoption to the next level? The drama in the Bitcoin community in contrast to the Monero community's cohesion. Doubts about Bitcoin’s censorship resistance in regards to Ocean mining censoring Samourai wallet and Ordinals and more!

  • Cuban Warrior update on Monero Mesh Network, Price Report, News & MORE! EPI #146

    December 17th, 2023  |  2 hrs 16 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, cubanwarrior, fisa, fungible, ledgerconnectkit, meshnetwork, microsoftword, monero, monerotopia, privacy, privacycoin, xmr

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 EPISODE 146 - Cuban Warrior update on Monero Mesh Network, Price Report with Bawdy, XMR news of the week and MUCH MORE!

  • Monero Nodo Progress w/ Abdullah! + Price Report & News! | EPI #145

    December 9th, 2023  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    abdullah, bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, moneronodo, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 EPISODE 145 - Monero Nodo Progress w/ Abdullah, Price Report with Bawdy, XMR news of the week and MUCH MORE!

  • Outcompeting the surveillance state with privacy tech w/ François-Xavier Wicht | EPI #292

    December 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, françoisxavierwicht, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews François-Xavier Wicht, a first-year PhD student in the Cryptology and Data Security Group at the University of Bern who has done a lot of research on Monero Privacy and untraceability.

    Together they discuss François’ research in privacy in crypto, comparison of different privacy blockchains and privacy tech, how the untraceability of Monero works and how effective it is, the ethics of working for a blockchain surveillance company and more!

  • Tail Emission And Demurrage w/ Peter Todd #Monerotopia23

    December 7th, 2023  |  46 mins 11 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, petertodd, privacy, privacycoin, tailemission, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    XMR Donations Accepted and supporting us is easier than ever, by typing in monerotalk.crypto into your monero.com or cake wallet wallet send address field - to send us a tip ;)

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    Monerotopia 2023 - El Dinero de la Gente🎉🇲🇽 📜 May 5 - May7 in Mexico City! We had AMAZING Speakers lined up: freedom seekers on a mission to build out a true digital cash parallel economy outside of State control. This was not a number go up maxi fest!

    Speaker➡️: Peter Todd (Cryptochronomancer and Bitcoin Rabble Rouser)

  • Financial freedom and privacy in a never-ending life w/ Michael Ten | EPI #291

    December 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, michael ten, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Michael Ten, an Artist and Author, having written several books about longevity such as “Radical Life Extension: Psychological, Metaphysical, and Political Implications”, Michael is also interested in crypto and financial freedom and how it can help in several areas of life.

    The two discuss privacy in crypto and how far Michael thinks it should go, the mental health industry and the importance of separation of psychiatry and state, Longevity Escape Velocity, Monero user experience improving, how Bitcoin Cash has onboarded merchants and how Monero can follow its footsteps, Monero Multisignature and smart contracts and more!

  • XMRbazaar Demo: Powering the Monero Circular Economy + Price Report & News! EPI #144

    December 3rd, 2023  |  2 hrs 36 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrbazaar, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 EPISODE 144 - XMRbazaar Demo, powering the Monero Circular Economy, Price Report with Bawdy, XMR news of the week and MUCH MORE!

  • Milei's Shock Win: Argentina's Black Market & Crypto Future with Pablo Wasserman! | EPI #290

    November 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 34 mins
    argentina, bitcoin, blackmarket, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, pablowasserman, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Pablo Wasserman, an OG Bitcoiner and co host of the popular Argentinian podcast Circulo Vicioso.

    The two discuss Javier Milei’s recent victory in the election in Argentina, the organic way black market currency exchanges have arisen in Argentina out of need, whether Milei could incidentally increase taxes by bringing the gray and black markets into the white market, will Milei allow free competition of currencies or follow El Salvador’s path? Theories about Milei being a “controlled puppet” and much more!

  • MoneroKon 2024 Campaign w/ recanman! - MoneroTopia EPI #143

    November 25th, 2023  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerokon, monerokon2024, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 EPISODE 143 - MoneroKon funding ramping up, Price Report with Bawdy, XMR news of the week and MUCH MORE!

  • LIVE from Monero Soccer Stadium in Formosa, Argentina w/ LIBERTAD, Escuelitabtc & Mkfs | EPI #142

    November 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 44 mins
    argentina, bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, escuelitabtc, formosa, libertad, mkfs, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    MONEROTOPIA 💃🏽🏝🕺🏼 - LIVE from Monero Soccer Stadium in Formosa, Argentina with LIBERTAD_CAL , Escuelitabtc & Mkfs_ext4 & more!

  • Building Global Adoption for Private Money w/ Lawrence H. White | EPI #289

    November 18th, 2023  |  20 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, lawrencehwhite, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, privatemoney, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Lawrence H. White at the LaBitconf in Buenos Aires, Argentina. White, an economics professor at George Mason University, specializes in teaching graduate-level monetary theory and policy.