The 9pm Heartwarming Schadenfreude of Popping Bubbles with David Gerard

David Gerard brandishes his second book Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money. (Supplied, digitally altered by Stilgherrian)

The autumn series of The 9pm Edict concludes with the implosion of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Our special guest is David Gerard, author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain and Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money.

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The 9pm Extra: Vertical Hold episode 358, “Australia considers adopting digital currencies, cracking down on crypto and BNPL cowboys”

Is Australia ready to embrace an official digital currency? How is the government cracking down on crypto and Buy Now, Pay Later payment systems? I was the special guest on this week’s Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News.

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Weekly Wrap 568: Nostalgia about travel, technical disasters, and too much blockchain

Returning from Canberra, 15 April 2016

Monday 12 to Sunday 18 April 2021 was another week in which I started reminiscing about travel, which is why there’s a random old photo of the view from a train window at the head of this post. But there was also a podcast this week, and a ZDNet article, and a failed livestream.

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The 9pm Dumb Anarcho-Capitalist Blockchain Scams with David Gerard

David Gerard brandishes his book Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money. (Supplied, digitally altered by Stilgherrian)

The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 continues with blockchain and crypotocurrency realist David Gerard, author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain and Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money.

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The 9pm Glorious Cloaca

Senator Eric Abetz

We’ve survived the first year of the Trump presidency, and isn’t it wonderful! But America isn’t looking so good in the eyes of the rest of the world. And here in Australia, Senator Eric Abetz is swimming upstream to spawn.

In this episode there’s talk of Donald Trump, dumplings, stupid people, landlords, disinformation, and the blockchain. Amongst many other things. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.

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