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SLP33 Kara Haas – Bitcoin & Crypto Audit and Accounting

Kara Haas, CPA joins me to discuss Bitcoin auditing and accounting. Especially in relation to Tether, there are many people confused about what an audit is, versus an attestation. And also, some confusion on the correct accounting treatment for Bitcoin. As an accountant and auditor in the field, Kara is able to shed some light on this.

  • Accounting treatment for Bitcoin as an intangible, not at fair market value
  • Tether – Financial Statement Audit vs Attestation vs Consulting
  • Blockchain timestamping
  • AML

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SLP32 Rigel (CoinsureNZ), Relaying Bitcoin transactions with TxTenna for censorship resistance

Rigel Walshe (aka CoinsureNZ) joins me to talk about his recent viral adventures in sending Bitcoin transactions without internet on the device itself. His recent stories lit up social media and showed real world usage of TxTenna, a collaboration between GoTenna (mesh networking) and Samourai Wallet (Bitcoin wallet project focused on privacy).

Topics:

  • Overview on TxTenna (Collaboration of GoTenna & Samourai Wallet)
  • Process of setting up the experiments
  • What kind of range and limitations the products have
  • Why do this?
  • What experiments are coming next?
  • Advice for listeners who want to do their own experiments in censorship resistance

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