Genie out of the Bottle for Bitcoin Regulators

Published on
August 18th, 2017
26 minutes

Genie out of the Bottle for Bitcoin Regulators

Cypherpunks beyond Bitcoin ·
Featuring Jesse Powell

Published on: August 18th, 2017 • Duration: 26 minutes

Jesse Powell is CEO and founder of, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, starting out trading digital assets for online games over 15 years ago. In this one-on-one with Tuur Demeester, Jesse outlines the regulatory challenge and the need for clarity from US authorities, while sharing his perspectives on the recovery from Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy, trends in OTC trading and the future opportunities in the Bitcoin space. Filmed on August 2, 2017, in San Francisco.


  • LC
    Lloyd C.
    17 September 2017 @ 08:08
    Tuur, the worst analyst in this space
  • IP
    IDA P.
    9 September 2017 @ 20:04
    I found this interesting
  • CH
    Calvin H.
    2 September 2017 @ 14:01
    Raul, you made a csll to sell your BTC. Its doubled since. Would like to hear where you are headed with is Thnks
  • JS
    John S.
    25 August 2017 @ 16:42
    Kraken founder is cool and he just needs some breath work. Breath work can be found in yoga or teachers like Ido Portal. Once he got more comfortable he dropped some wisdom. Would like to see him back.
  • PN
    Paul N.
    20 August 2017 @ 21:40
    Follow on twitter for crypto knowledge: @TuurDemeester @adam3us @petertoddbtc @jimmysong @thebluematt @bergealex4 @NickSzabo4 @alansilbert @kyletorpey @AaronvanW @fluffypony @eric_lombrozo @Excellion @aatonop
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    Andrew S.
    19 August 2017 @ 13:08
    Yes, please more Bitcoin interviews. Hard to imagine not holding both gold and Bitcoin in this macro environment. Making convoluted paper derivative bets on currency crosses is entertaining but when the debt bubble bursts I can't imagine not having a bunch of gold and a bunch of Bitcoin. Hard for me to imagine anyone with any wealth to protect not having those two hedges in place.
  • js
    jacob s.
    19 August 2017 @ 03:14
    Get Tuur to do more interviews. Do more interviews on crypto and updates on the politics. RV has the opportunity to be the voice of reason in a huge fucked up world of FUD.
    • js
      jacob s.
      19 August 2017 @ 03:18
      also, if you accepted bitcoin for your macro insiders subscription, i would buy it.
    • js
      jacob s.
      19 August 2017 @ 03:33
      finally, just one more thing. I live in a small town in Indonesia working for the Peace Corps and there is a family in my village that sells and buys bitcoin with cash in my town. Lot's of people here have family that work in Saudi Arabia/Malaysia as maids and also on cruse ships. Many of them send bitcoin back to their parents here in my town. They were doing this before I even got here. Just giving people here an idea about how it's being used. Many people here also buy grams of gold but it takes about two weeks worth of wages for a teacher with a masters degree to scrape enough extra cash together to buy a gram of gold. Many people like the idea of bitcoin better because they don't have to liquidate a whole gram of gold to rupiah. But like everywhere else, these people are just scraping by.
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    Z F.
    19 August 2017 @ 02:35
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    Z F.
    19 August 2017 @ 02:32
  • hg
    henry g.
    19 August 2017 @ 02:23
    Wow this is cool! Getting to have Tuur interview the founder of a major exchange like Kraken is great!
  • CD
    Cesar D.
    19 August 2017 @ 00:47
    Maybe dull in tone but very exciting in context! Crypto may be bumpy road but it's here to stay
  • KS
    Kathleen S.
    18 August 2017 @ 19:14
    MORE Crypto coverage and opportunities -- how about some trade ideas too!!
  • DC
    Dan C.
    18 August 2017 @ 15:08
    Knowledgeable chap, but jeez, dull as ditch water. Needs a persona injection!
  • dw
    darcy w.
    18 August 2017 @ 14:23
    Pleased to see how far RVTV has come in covering crypto currencies. Back in the day (a little over a year ago), Tuur was a rare guest speaking on this new and 'exotic' subject. And now he's conducting interviews and it seems like we cover this subject 2-3 times a month. Looking forward to more such great interviews on this subject as this space is so fluid and truly transforming rapidly before us.
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    18 August 2017 @ 14:12
    Thanks for continuing to keep us updated and informed on cryptocurrencies.