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

  • Which privacy coin is the best? With Aaron Van Wirdum

    November 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    aaronvanwirdum, bitcoin, bitcoinmagazine, blockchain, confidentialtransactions, crypto, cryptocurrency, dash, decentralized, grin, mimblewimble, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, verge, xmr, xmrnews, zcash

    Aaaron Van Wirdum of Bitcoin Magazine talks to us about his recent in depth series on privacy coins and the pros and cons of each coin. Monero, Bitcoin, Zcash, Dash, Verge, Mimblewimble &Grin.

  • How to buy Monero anonymously using Bisq

    October 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 32 mins
    bisq, bitcoin, blockchain, btc, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, decentralizedexchange, exchange, manfredkarrer, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Manfred Karrer, @manfred_karrer, gives a quick tutorial on how to use Bisq to buy Monero. Bisq is quickly becoming an important utility in the Monero ecosystem. We also interview Manfred to get a better understanding of how Bisq came about, what it is, how it works, and what it strives to be.

  • Howard Chu on ASIC Resistance in Monero and randomJS

    October 25th, 2018  |  47 mins 31 secs
    asicresistance, bitcoin, blockchain, btc, coindesk, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, howardchu, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, randomjs, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We ask Howard Chu, @hyc_symas, why Monero should strive to be ASIC resistance and how we should do it. We discuss Howard's proposal to use RandomJS to thwart ASICS indefinitely and compare it to programable proof of work proposals.

  • How do I fund a Monero project? With Diego Salazar, aka Rehrar

    October 23rd, 2018  |  57 mins 14 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, diego salazar, funding, monero, moneronews, moneroprojects, privacy, privacycoin, rehrar, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We talk with Diego Salazar, aka Rehrar, aka the Gamemaster, the creator of Monero games, and the webmaster for the getmonero.org website. We will chat about how to get a project started and possibly funded in the Monero community. We will chat about the Monero Forum Funding system and some upcoming changes to it.

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2018.10.20

    October 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews
  • Monero with Benedikt Bünz, author of Bulletproofs

    October 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    benediktbunz, bitcoin, blockchain, btc, bulletproofs, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, hardfork, monero, monerohardfork, moneronews, moneroupgrade, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monero implemented Bulletproofs today and as promised we are seeing smaller transaction sizes and cheaper transaction fees. Benedikt Bunz will explain what Bulletproofs are and why they are the perfect fit for Monero.

  • Monero & the Importance of Privacy in Crypto w/ Michael Casey

    October 11th, 2018  |  37 mins 49 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, coindesk, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, digitalcurrency, michaelcasey, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Michael J. Casey, the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative, discusses why privacy in cryptocurrency is vital from the perspective of maintaining an efficient global economy in the digital era.

  • Articmine of Core on the Architecture of Monero

    October 3rd, 2018  |  57 mins 50 secs
    articmine, bitcoin, blockchain, blocksize, btc, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, dynamicblocksize, monero, moneroarchitecture, monerocoreteam, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Talking with Francisco Cabanas, aka ArticMine, of the Monero Core Team. We will discuss Monero in the early days, Monero today, and where it is headed in terms of development.

  • Monero IOS Cake Wallet Keeps Getting Better

    October 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, cake, cakewallet, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, ioswallet, monero, moneronews, opensource, privacy, privacycoin, technology, viksharma, xmr, xmrnews

    A chat with Vik, the founder of the first IOS Monero wallet on why he created Cake, how cake became open source & where he sees Monero and Cake going!

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2018.09.22

    September 22nd, 2018  |  37 mins 49 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews
  • Monero $18,000 in 5 years? A talk with Satis Group.

    September 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, crypto, cryptoassets, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, price, privacy, privacycoin, satisgroup, technology, valuation, xmr, xmrnews

    The Satis Group recently published a research report that explores the potential valuation of the Crypto market in 5 and 10 years. Most notably is their estimate of the potential growth in the privacy coin sector, with Monero being the potential privacy sector winner.

  • Ring Signatures and more with Justin Ehrenhofer

    September 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, justinehrenhofer, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, ringsignatures, scaling, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    A chat with Justin Ehrenhofer, aka @SamsungGalaxyPlayer of the open source project we know and love, Monero.

  • Monero Talk with Felix Honigwachs of GloBee

    September 14th, 2018  |  55 mins 55 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, felixhonigwachs, globee, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    What is Globee and what is it trying to become? When will Monero really be used as a currency?

  • Dr. Sarang Noether's Monero Research Lab Monthly Report

    September 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, btc, bulletproofs, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, moneroresearchlab, privacy, privacycoin, sarangnoether, technology, xmr, xmrnews, zcash

    A talk with Dr. Sarang Noether regarding his August monthly Monero Research report. Our hope is to cast episodes monthly on the updated research reports of the Monero Research Lab.

    We will also talk about the Monero Research Lab in general, who it is composed of, how it functions, and what it's goals are.

    Let's see if we can keep up with Noether!

  • The Road to Monero with Chris DeRose

    August 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 26 mins
    bitcoin, bitcoinmaximalism, blockchain, btc, chrisderose, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Whaaat's up Monero People ;) We are talking with Chris DeRose about Bitcoin Maximalism, his history in the crypto space, and how he arrived at Monero. Can't wait to be able to question and unwrap Chris's always insightful thoughts.

  • MyMonero IOS App with Paul Shapiro

    August 21st, 2018  |  51 mins 39 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, ioswallet, monero, moneronews, mymonero, paulshapiro, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    An interview with Paul Shapiro; CEO of MyMonero. We will be talking about the MyMonero IOS app that recently launched, what MyMonero is focusing on next, and upcoming Monero developments.