Episode 97

Artificial Targets


August 27th, 2023

1 hr 20 mins 50 secs

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About this Episode




  • The discussion around the Federal Reserve raising their inflation target to 3% assumes many things:

    • Strong relationship between FFs and Inflation
    • Philips curve relationship between Employment and Inflation
    • These are not small assumptions!
  • Six AI Themes to Consider - Lyn Alden discusses expectations around AI and bitcoin in the context of scarce assets in a world of increasing money supply


Roman Storm and Roman Semenov allegedly operated Tornado Cash and knowingly facilitated this money laundering. While publicly claiming to offer a technically sophisticated privacy service, Storm and Semenov in fact knew that they were helping hackers and fraudsters conceal the fruits of their crimes

The allegations include that the defendants: (a) paid for web hosting services for a user interface that allowed users to send transaction messages to the underlying smart contracts, (b) paid for a software repository (Github) where smart contract and user interface software and documentation was hosted, and (c) had (for a time before May 2020) “complete control” over the Tornado Cash smart contracts.


Bitcoin Education

  • Let's talk chainstate size vs blockchain size and how that is an technical important scaling limit
  • Latest bitcoin optech #263 is all about software updates


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