As most of us remain somewhat isolated to help stem the spread of Covid-19, it can certainly get a bit claustrophobic. With everything closed and orders to stay inside being the norm, we hope you’re safe, healthy, and not going too stir crazy as we face these uncertain times together.
If you do find yourself healthy and safe, but a little cooped up, you’re in luck. That’s because thankfully for crypto and Blockstack fans, Co-founder Muneeb Ali has been on a hot streak of podcasts the past few weeks. So, instead of firing up Netflix again this weekend, go on a wide-ranging journey through crypto by listening to a few of these great shows. Topics range from Bitcoin’s untapped potential, to Proof of Transfer, mining, the ‘narrow waist’ of Web 3.0, how we got to the modern web in the first place, and even a bit about Covid-19.
You’ll find links for each show on your favorite platforms below and here is a Spotify playlist if you want to listen straight through.
Stay healthy and enjoy!
Base Layer Episode 111 – Muneeb Ali (Blockstack)
Muneeb comes back to Base Layer to talk all about version 2.0 of Blockstack’s Stacks blockchain coming out because there’s a significant change: miners on the network will need to post BTC to mine a block. That BTC will then get shared with nodes maintaining a copy of the ledger. Muneeb and I talk about how the team acknowledges bitcoin as the most secure blockchain in the world and why. Come listen and learn all about Proof of Transfer and what the implications are. → Full show notes
‘The Crypto Conversation’ with Andy Pickering: Snow Crash – Why Blockstack is the inverse of the world computer (from Brave New Coin)
Muneeb explains that over a dinner with Balaji S. Srinivasan in February, Balaji convinced him that COVID-19 was about to crash the world and all precautions should be taken. Balaji was right. The simple but robust protocol design for the Internet Protocol (IP) took the internet to 15B connected devices through the period of fastest technological change in history. Muneeb says Bitcoin’s protocol has the same properties – it is simple and robust – that’s why Bitcoin is the ideal narrow waist for Web 3. → Full show notes
“The Redecentralized Web” Exponential View with Azeem Azhar presented by Harvard Business Review
Data monopolies and abuses of privacy are only some of the flaws of Web 2.0. Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack, tells Azeem Azhar how the emerging Web 3.0 solves these challenges and gives users more control over their digital existence. → Full show notes
CoinPM Talks: Muneeb Ali — Co-Founder of Blockstack
Tune in as we talk to Muneeb about the recently released Proof-of-Transfer whitepaper tying the network to Bitcoin, some of the main problems with ETH 2.0, the company’s milestone of 1m registered users, Stacks 2.0 and more!
Bitcoin Magazine Podcast: Bitcoin’s Solvency and Security with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu & Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali
In this episode, Dave Hollerith speaks with Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu and Blockstack’s Muneeb Ali about how each company is going to further leverage Bitcoin in a different way to grow. Coinfloor is the U.K.’s largest Bitcoin exchange and is launching new services to make buying Bitcoin more simple and less speculative. Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform based in New York City, which has recently announced its new proof of transfer protocol. → Full show notes
HashR8 #75, Extending Bitcoin To Build Web 3.0
Blockstack Co-founder Muneeb Ali recently sat down with the hosts of Hashr8, one of the largest podcasts focused on cryptocurrency mining. Throughout the show, they touch on Blockstack’s vision for a Web 3.0 anchored to Bitcoin via the recently announced Proof of Transfer (PoX) mining mechanism, the events that led to the creation of the technology stack undergirding modern internet protocols, and the dangers that have since arisen as centralized companies move to fill those gaps. → Full show notes & transcript
Coindesk’s THE BREAKDOWN: Muneeb Ali Explains Blockstack’s Big Bet on Bitcoin
In this interview with @nlw, Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali explains how, by tying the security of Blockstack’s Stacks blockchain to bitcoin and allowing miners to be rewarded with BTC, Blockstack might be setting a precedent for how the crypto ecosystem looks to bitcoin as a base layer. → Full show notes
Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon #105: Brittany Laughlin, Strategic Partnerships at Blockstack PBC and Founding Partner of Lattice Ventures
Brittany Laughlin is Head of Strategic Partnerships at Blockstack PBC. She’s spent 6 years investing in blockchain and network effect businesses through her own firm, Lattice Ventures, and on the investment team at Union Square Ventures. A serial entrepreneur, she’s built 3 companies, including gtrot which sold to Groupon. Her work focuses on the intersection of community and technology. → Full show notes
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