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The Blockchain Debate Podcast

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.


Motion: DAOs are better than corporations (Kain Warwick vs. Edmund Schuster) 77:04 10/13/2021
Motion: Toxic maximalism is great for Bitcoin (Giacomo Zucco vs. Paul Sztorc) 94:31 08/12/2021
Motion: It's a bad idea to make Bitcoin compulsory tender (George Selgin vs. Yves Bennaïm) 103:06 08/06/2021
Motion: Algo and fractional stablecoins are flawed (Bennett Tomlin vs. Sam Kazemian) 76:41 07/27/2021
Motion: Security is about maximizing the minimum set of colluding miners (Anatoly Yakovenko vs. Dankrad Feist) 86:22 07/12/2021
Motion: The US urgently needs to catch up on Central Bank Digital Currency (Robert Hockett vs. Lawrence White) 94:43 06/18/2021
Motion: Trustless smart contracts for Bitcoin is impossible without forking (Ruben Somsen vs. Muneeb Ali) 107:12 05/28/2021
Motion: NFTs are dumb (Edmund Schuster vs. Andrew Steinwold, co-host: Maria Shen) 74:38 03/25/2021
Motion: Ethereum is too early for institutional money (Lyn Alden vs. Qiao Wang) 65:42 02/24/2021
Motion: Diem is a glorified Paypal (David Gerard vs. Bryce Weiner) 57:54 01/26/2021
Motion: Tether has always been acting in bad faith (Bennett Tomlin vs. Larry Cermak, co-host: Patrick McKenzie) 75:51 01/13/2021
Motion: Bitcoin is a scam (Jorge Stolfi vs. Lyn Alden) 85:57 01/01/2021
Motion: Legally speaking, tokens are more like commodities than like securities (Lewis Cohen vs. Gabriel Shapiro) 75:00 12/24/2020
Motion: Today’s blockchains can’t increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization, II (Evan Shapiro vs. Anatoly Yakovenko) 46:24 12/24/2020
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) 54:57 12/03/2020
Motion: ZK rollup has a better set of security/scalability tradeoff than optimistic rollup (Alex Gluchowski vs. John Adler, co-host: James Prestwich) 86:30 11/04/2020
Motion: Yield Farming is an innovation (Haseeb Qureshi vs. Meltem Demirors, co-host: Tarun Chitra) 58:07 09/18/2020
Motion: Blockchain analysis companies are bad for bitcoin (Alex Gladstein vs. Dave Jevans) 74:48 08/28/2020
Motion: Today's blockchains can't increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization (Emre Tekişalp vs. Anatoly Yakovenko, cohost: Uri Klarman) 76:38 08/10/2020
Motion: Scalability is impossible without sharding and layer-2 solutions (Georgios Konstantopoulos vs. Anatoly Yakovenko, cohost: Tarun Chitra) 102:57 07/21/2020
Motion: Nation-state attack on Bitcoin is an unresolved ticking time-bomb (Mike Kelly vs. Hasu) 91:37 06/29/2020
Motion: Corporate bailouts and capital market rescues make sense, II (Jonathan Padilla vs. Nick White) 74:56 06/03/2020
Motion: Corporate bailouts and capital market rescues make sense (Qiao Wang vs. Jimmy Song) 106:10 05/05/2020
Motion: Ethereum 1.0 can scale (Uri Klarman vs. Mrinal Manohar) 91:40 04/30/2020
Discussion: Baseline ("Permission-less Chain" for enterprise) vs. Corda ("Permissioned Chain" for enterprise) (John Wolpert vs. Richard Brown) 62:15 04/20/2020
Motion: The future of blockchain will be an oligopoly of public blockchains (Illia Polosukhin vs. Zaki Manian) 62:05 04/15/2020
Motion: POS will overtake POW (Kevin Sekniqi vs. Tarun Chitra) 101:28 03/25/2020
Motion: China Will Lead the World in Blockchain Innovation (Matthew Graham vs. Avichal Garg) 78:15 03/09/2020
Motion: Bitcoin Halvening is Priced In (Jason Williams vs. Christian Keroles) 73:21 02/24/2020
Motion: DeFi is DeFicient (Udi Wertheimer vs. Haseeb Qureshi) 86:36 02/05/2020