Episode 17

Stablecoin Alchemy


May 14th, 2022

1 hr 9 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode


  • Why are all financial markets down?


  • How to make $800 million breaking LUNA
    • Surprise, surprise! Do Kwon the Terra founder is a serial altcoiner involved in several failed projects
    • Other alt-coin/algo-coin constructions like neutrino are also crashing based on this broad panic
  • Arthur's take on stablecoins
  • Bitmex's history of stablecoins


  • Norwegian mining ban is reversed
    • Sponsored by the Norwegian Communist party, wants non-market energy policy > Ordinary households, companies and the public sector pay an electricity tax of $2.51 per kilowatt hour, the industry has a reduced electricity tax of around $0.07 per kilowatt hour.

Bitcoin Education


  • We were wrong about mining pool decentralization: it's more centralized and it's ok
  • Cut off Bullish-on-sats boost from last week: > The lightning.video discussion got me thinking. What if my cloud provider, e.g., Linode, could present me with a Lightning invoice daily or weekly, instead of charging a credit card monthly? I’m not sure it’s as compelling a use case as paying for bits of media content, but I’m interested in your thoughts.



  • Mentioned CoinOS as a potential solution to hosting wallets for the family
  • Tourquoise Fox mentioned bitcoin optech to keep track of bitcoin development

Value for Value

Sponsors and Acknowledgements

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