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Ethan Lou on his Crypto Journey to North Korea

October 18th, 2021  •  55 mins  •  Download (50.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Ethan Lou, a reporter, author and early crypto adopter. Ethans writings on crypto have been featured in publications such as The Guardian,The Washington Post and Reuters.

Ethan reached out to Monero Talk to help get the word out on his latest book ( Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West ) where he details his adventures in crypto. From buying his first crypto in 2013, to winding up in North Korea alongside Virgil Griffith, who recently pleaded guilty to a Conspiracy Charge in the North Korean Sanctions Case against him.

The two also discuss how Monero was the first coin he mined because of its low barrier to entry and how the development of China's CBDC is revealing the need for a true digital cash like Monero.