About This Show
Silicon Valley transplants Matt and Adam talk tech books and news. Adam blogs at arandomwalker.com. Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/RandomTalkers. Most importantly, thank you for listening!
Most Recent Episode
E19: Blockchain Applications, “American Kingpin” Reviewed
It’s a crypto special! With our BTC holdings crashing, your hosts instead turn to the blockchain. Are there many practical applications for this new technology, and might it even return us to the decentralized idealism of the early Internet?
Next (8:17), we review “American Kingpin” by Nick Bilton, which recounts the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road. For the uninitiated, the Silk Road was an anonymous online marketplace primarily used to buy and sell drugs…while also being one of the first uses for Bitcoin. We breakdown how Ross’s unusual background empowered him to found the site, and how some early mistakes would lead to his eventual downfall.
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