The Blockchain Debate Podcast

By Richard Yan

It seems that the future of blockchain industry can go down very different paths, and each path has its group of hard core believers. They can’t all be right. Perhaps by hearing the experts debate, the rest of us can compare their reasoning and see the future a bit more clearly. Whether you’re a builder or investor, whether you consider yourself blockchain-savvy or blockchain-curious, if you want to hear all arguments before predicting the future of blockchain, this podcast is for you. Follow our twitter at @blockdebate. Host: Richard Yan (@gentso09). See you soon! Consensus optional, proof of thought required.

  1. 1.
    Motion: Trustless smart contracts for Bitcoin is impossible without forking (Ruben Somsen vs. Muneeb Ali)
  2. 2.
    Motion: NFTs are dumb (Edmund Schuster vs. Andrew Steinwold, co-host: Maria Shen)
  3. 3.
    Motion: Ethereum is too early for institutional money (Lyn Alden vs. Qiao Wang)
  4. 4.
    Motion: Diem is a glorified Paypal (David Gerard vs. Bryce Weiner)
  5. 5.
    Motion: Tether has always been acting in bad faith (Bennett Tomlin vs. Larry Cermak, co-host: Patrick McKenzie)
  6. 6.
    Motion: Bitcoin is a scam (Jorge Stolfi vs. Lyn Alden)
  7. 7.
    Motion: Legally speaking, tokens are more like commodities than like securities (Lewis Cohen vs. Gabriel Shapiro)
  8. 8.
    Motion: Today’s blockchains can’t increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization, II (Evan Shapiro vs. Anatoly Yakovenko)
  1. 9.
    Motion: Tether will likely get crushed by authorities in the next two years, thanks to its shady practices and defiance against regulators (CasPiancey vs. Matthew Graham)
  2. 10.
    Motion: ZK rollup has a better set of security/scalability tradeoff than optimistic rollup (Alex Gluchowski vs. John Adler, co-host: James Prestwich)
  3. 11.
    Motion: Yield Farming is an innovation (Haseeb Qureshi vs. Meltem Demirors, co-host: Tarun Chitra)
  4. 12.
    Motion: Blockchain analysis companies are bad for bitcoin (Alex Gladstein vs. Dave Jevans)
  5. 13.
    Motion: Today's blockchains can't increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization (Emre Tekişalp vs. Anatoly Yakovenko, cohost: Uri Klarman)
  6. 14.
    Motion: Scalability is impossible without sharding and layer-2 solutions (Georgios Konstantopoulos vs. Anatoly Yakovenko, cohost: Tarun Chitra)
  7. 15.
    Motion: Nation-state attack on Bitcoin is an unresolved ticking time-bomb (Mike Kelly vs. Hasu)
  8. 16.
    Motion: Corporate bailouts and capital market rescues make sense, II (Jonathan Padilla vs. Nick White)
  9. 17.
    Motion: Corporate bailouts and capital market rescues make sense (Qiao Wang vs. Jimmy Song)
  10. 18.
    Motion: Ethereum 1.0 can scale (Uri Klarman vs. Mrinal Manohar)
  11. 19.
    Discussion: Baseline ("Permission-less Chain" for enterprise) vs. Corda ("Permissioned Chain" for enterprise) (John Wolpert vs. Richard Brown)
  12. 20.
    Motion: The future of blockchain will be an oligopoly of public blockchains (Illia Polosukhin vs. Zaki Manian)
  13. 21.
    Motion: POS will overtake POW (Kevin Sekniqi vs. Tarun Chitra)
  14. 22.
    Motion: China Will Lead the World in Blockchain Innovation (Matthew Graham vs. Avichal Garg)
  15. 23.
    Motion: Bitcoin Halvening is Priced In (Jason Williams vs. Christian Keroles)
  16. 24.
    Motion: DeFi is DeFicient (Udi Wertheimer vs. Haseeb Qureshi)
  17. 25.
    Motion: Tokenization and Smart Contracts are Useful Ideas (Emin Gün Sirer vs. Edmund Schuster)
  18. 26.
    Motion: Bitcoin will Attain Global Store of Value Status in 2040 (Jimmy Song vs. David Gerard)
  19. 27.
    Announcing The Blockchain Debate Podcast

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