Thursday Sep 08, 2022

E07 - Tornado Cash and The Merge; Bryan and Jeff Roundtable 1

Bryan Ventura is here for our first roundtable; Bryan is a lawyer specializing in blockchain and Web3. Today we're covering two main topics:

  • Tornado cash - what is it and why was it sanctioned - and the downstream effects of platform level censorship along with freedom of expression and how open source code fits in.
  • Then we dive into Eth2.0 (I still call it that) - The Merge - we talk about some of the history of proof of work transitioning to proof of stake ethereum and what people are expecting afterwards.
  • We wrap up with a shoutout to Roger Ver and Zuckerberg's metaverse.

00:00 intro
00:57 Tornado cash intro
06:27 OFAC & US regulatory influence
09:27 Circle censoring USDC tx
13:30 Multiple identities & dusting accounts
17:08 freedom of speech 
23:51 Dutch jailed the founder
25:57 contributing to open source
27:18 FATF virtual asset guidance
32:56 is code speech
38:26 Eth2.0, the merge & the history of PoW
45:46 merge performance & fees
51:20 validators
55:37 deflationary distribution of ETH
59:15 Roger Ver
1:01:11 metaverse
1:13:20 fin

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Recorded at blockheight 752817. The BCNZ podcast was founded in 2022 by Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura.


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