66 - Intro to Monero: With Seth for Privacy
The Watchman Privacy Podcast

66 - Intro to Monero: With Seth for Privacy

1 May • 1hr 7m
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A full introduction to the privacy cryptocurrency Monero, which is one of the greatest tools for financial privacy in human history. Gabriel Custodiet speaks to Seth for Privacy about the origins, features, and future of Monero. This is the definitive resource for beginners to Monero  Guest Links → → → (Seth’s podcast) → (comparing transaction size)   Services and Resources Mentioned → Cake Wallet (Android/iOS) → → →  → →  → → → → →  →  →  →   Watchman Privacy → (newsletter, consultation requests) → →   Privacy Courses (supports the show) → →   Monero Donation Address (If you can't see the whole string, double click in the middle to select all) →8829DiYwJ344peEM7SzUspMtgUWKAjGJRHmu4Q6R8kEWMpafiXPPNBkeRBhNPK6sw27urqqMYTWWXZrsX6BLRrj7HiooPAy   Please subscribe to and rate this podcast wherever you can to help it thrive. Thank you! →  →   Timeline 0:00 – Introduction 2:43 – The origins of Monero 6:26 – Where has Monero ranked in market cap and popularity? 8:24 – Monero has huge amounts of developers  9:57 – Monero basic privacy features 16:10 – Problem with Monero’s large transaction size? 19:18 – Monero’s money supply: can we audit? 23:45 – How confident that transactions with Monero will never be unraveled? 26:10 – Other differences from Bitcoin 28:15 – Reasons Monero does not allow ASIC mining 30:53 – Two-minute block settling and consequences 32:08 – Full node essential for Monero? 34:02 – Monero hardforking a danger? 38:45 – What does Seth see in Bitcoin? 43:28 – Monero wallets for beginners 45:12 – Monero hardware wallets 46:46 – Monero delistings from exchanges and discrimination 49:12 – How to buy non-KYC Monero 56:24 – What can we spend Monero on? 1:01:45 – Monero resources 1:03:22 – How does Seth handle online hate? #Monero #FinancialPrivacy #SethforPrivacy #Bitcoin #NonKYC
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9,999 sats
2 May
bravo to host and guest! another quality episode. happy ninth birthday to monero too (april 18th). next year the 10th, right at [btc] halving time .... oooooh yeah.
7,777 sats
3 May
5,000 sats
2 May
Great guest--Seth brilliant as always. Great and thoughtful questions too. Thanks for bringing us all this signal Gabriel. On the topic of hard forks, I was running a Monero node until it broke on day due to a fork. Coming from the Bitcoin world this was a shock. The soft forks are an underappreciated aspect of Bitcoin because one always feels fully in control of one's node as a fully sovereign economic node. If one wished to ignore Segwit and LN and Taproot etc., one has that right in Bitcoin.
200 sats
22 May
Seth is a wealth of knowledge in both spaces!