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May 25, 2021

Blockworks on Blockchain & Bitcoin w/ Jason Yanowitz of Blockworks

- BRT S02 EP21 (68) 5-23-2021


What We Learned This Week:

  • Blockworks is a Financial News Site about Digital Assets - ie: Blockchain & Crypto
  • Bitcoin is bigger than Elon Musk
  • What is a token? Ethereum = Blockchain, Ether = token crypto
  • Ethereum move to Proof of Stake for better payment speed
  • Crypto Exchanges (ie - Coinbase) and future of investing and ETF creation



Guest: Jason Yanowitz of Blockworks Media Co.


Jason Yanowitz background is in finance and VC work. He started Blockworks with his partner in 2018 to be the premiere source for blockchain and crypto news and information. The site has blogs, webinars, news stories and a podcast.

Jason discusses all things Bitcoin, Crypto and the Blockchain form what each is, to Mining, and energy & the Elon Musk comments (and validity). We break down Web 3.0 on tokens, NFT, and the alternate crypto coins.

Understanding the creation of Ethereum, the founders, the protocol, and the difference vs Bitcoin. How will the Ethereum upgrade roll out, and if payments will be transacted faster with proof of Stake. Then we expand to the Crypto Exchanges, and Investing, funds / ETFs, and the future of the industry.



Blockworks – financial nessite on digital and crypto assets, using Bloomberg as a model

Main Competition – Coindesk, DeCrypt, Coin Telegraph (Europe) & Coinbase

Working to Legitimize the Crypto / Blockchain Industry

Jason has VC background, was series licensed prior for investments

Remote Team – also in NY, Blockworks started in 2018 w/ Michael Ipolito (of mgmt) consulting

No crunchbase funding

Bitcoin value 7-8K x people who owns - $21 trillion = $1 million.

Blockworks – Media Co. – debate of whether crypto a currency or tech protocol ?

What is blockchain? Protocol, Difference from crypto – native asset of a specific blockchain

What is a token? Ethereum = Blockchain, Ether = token crypto

NFT - create digital certificate for a digital asset

DeFi – open source

Tesla/Musk comments & bitcoin decrease - Elon Musk comments – Bitcoin bigger than Tesla

Bitcoin volatility –   Stable coins, USD coin, compared to gold – goal – payment mechanism but may be digital gold.

Joe Lubin contributed to Ethereum

Ethereum & ETH 2.0 – Vitali

8 founders – spin offs of Cardano (Charles Hoskinson) & Polka Dot

Coinbase  IPO & drop

Brian Armstrong (from AirBnB) – y combo

Regulations & future – regulatory arbitrage – ECB digital coin – SEC – Gary pro crypto

Krakan – IRS & possible IPO regs .  OCC – regs – settle payments now – NO float

Exchanges – Binance

Mining and Energy Use – over-rated – ½ % of world energy

Proof of Stake vs. Proof of Work

Bitcoin start in 2009 – how to have a currency – not de-valued

Bitcoin – blockchain – protocol for money and secure

Bitcoin currency

2014 – Ethereum – solve for apps on top of Bitcoin – smart contracts. Vending machine analogy.

2017 – Coinbase, Blockfi, Gemini, Binance exchanges

Applications – Website built on protocol – http

Email built on protocol – sml

Crypto – web 3.0 – value should accrue to protocol level.

2017 – ICO – Initial coin offerings led to bad and good money.

Bitcoin fluctuations pullbacks of 30% 6x

MKT Cap: M2 – $100 trillion / Gold – $11 Trillion / Bitcoin $2 Trillion



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