Episode 11

Side Talk Spectacular


April 23rd, 2022

1 hr 53 mins 2 secs

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About this Episode


Israel's central bank adds the Chinese yuan and three other currencies to its $206 billion reserves, reducing the allocation for the dollar and the euro.

To accommodate the changes, the euro’s share will fall to 20% -- the lowest in at least a decade -- from just over 30%, while the dollar will account for 61%, down from 66.5%. The pound’s weighting, by contrast, will almost double to 5%, returning to a level last seen in 2011.

  • The greenback’s share, by contrast, has fallen to the lowest since 1995

Bitcoin Education

  • Taro is the new color coin protocol from lightning labs
  • Color coins have existed for a while on bitcoin, but this protocol seems stablecoin focused



  • We never actually explain why the mempool cleared in 2021: batching transactions by exchanges, segwit, and lightning


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