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A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

July 8, 2021

Decrypting Crypto: Bitcoin and NFTs

The boys take a break from espionage to explore bitcoin, the blockchain, and all things cryptocurrency. What even IS a Bitcoin, and how does it work? Is cryptocurrency a solid investment? Is Bitcoin really anonymous? And who the heck is Satoshi Nakomoto? 

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In this episode: 

  • History of Currency
  • Commodity Currency
  • Representative Currency
  • Fiat Currency
  • The Silver Standard
  • The Gold Standard
  • Fort Knox
  • Inflation
  • Satoshi Nakamoto
  • The White Paper
  • The Genesis Block
  • Laszlo Hanyecz and the Pizza Catastrophe
  • Bitcoin Mining and the Blockchain Explained
  • 51% Attacks
  • Proof of Work
  • Dongles and Bitcoin Wallets
  • 21 Million Max
  • Transaction Fees
  • Pseudonymity  
  • The FDIC
  • Mt. Gox
  • Fungibility and NFTs
  • The Electronic Elephant in the Room 

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