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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Aug 13, 2018

In this episode, we discuss a range of topics from Elon Musk’s recent tweets about taking Tesla private for $420 per share to the wide range of personalities amongst software developers. We also take a deep dive into the web known as the Tangle, where we look at its underlying technology to figure out what exactly is going on with IOTA.


  • Elon Musk's tweet on privatising Tesla
  • How all current investors can remain with Tesla
  • "Taking Tesla Private" blog
  • How he arrived at the $420 number
  • The SpaceX comment
  • Coinbase scaling issues
  • Thoughts on scaling
  • Recommendations on scaling
  • Talking about IOTA
  • Some major issues with IOTA
  • What IOTA can give you
  • How IOTA transactions work
  • Coordinator (centralisation)
  • Tip selection attacks
  • Unstable wallet
  • Addressing reuse attack
  • Developer personalities