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The Adam Morgan Show is a weekly podcast featuring Adam Morgan, a software engineer, with commentary on current events, politics, and its influence on tech.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

Prior to Coinbase announcing Bitcoin Cash on their own platform, the price of BCH increased on other exchanges leading many people to believe employees within Coinbase were exploiting their position to their advantage. I share my thoughts on likelihood of insider trading, what it means for cryptocurrencies and crypto markets, and why reputation matters more than ever.

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BBC Coinbase: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42425857

Coinbase “Our employee trading policy at Coinbase”: https://blog.coinbase.com/our-employee-trading-policy-at-coinbase-1d4e860b7837

Coinbase roadmap: https://twitter.com/Andrea_Dispe/status/943330470552485888

TechCrunch on Mattermark selling to FullContact: https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/21/mattermark-to-shut-down-after-selling-to-full-contact/

Dec 20, 2017

Sam Altman, President of YCombinator, wrote a blog post about the current climate in San Francisco that doesn’t allow the discussion of controversial ideas. His blog post and his examples were ironically enough met with outrage. I share my thoughts on how his blog post was misinterpreted, almost intentionally so, and give my own list of 15 controversial ideas I believe to be true or could be true that would be met with large amounts of hostility.

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Sam’s “E Pur Si Move”: http://blog.samaltman.com/e-pur-si-muove

Sam’s “A Clarification”: http://blog.samaltman.com/a-clarification

Anil Tweets: https://twitter.com/anildash/status/941431222739357696

What People Think You Can’t Say in Silicon Valley: https://medium.com/@jasoncrawford/what-people-think-you-cant-say-in-silicon-valley-a6d04f632a00

NEW VIDEO - Teaching Yourself Anything Is the Most Valuable Skill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBmXLjVgp0

Dec 13, 2017

The bullying video featuring Keaton went viral but public schools continue to have a zero tolerance policy on violence even if it’s in self defense. I share a personal story from elementary school when my teacher defied the school’s decision to punish me for defending myself against another student. Silicon Valley has the highest median income in the nation but homelessness is as prevalent as ever. I discuss how the government ends up hurting the poor the most with the same regulations and legislation that are put in place to help them.

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Twitter’s Updated Rules: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-rules

Bullying Tweet: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/940411512698691584

Silicon Valley’s Working Homeless: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/silicon-valleys-working-homeless-shows-how-hard-life-democrats-paradise

FEE on Government Created Poverty: https://fee.org/articles/scratching-by-how-government-creates-poverty-as-we-know-it/

NEW VIDEO - The Gay Wedding Cake Shouldn't Be About Religious Freedom: https://youtu.be/k5e_wowIKfQ

Dec 6, 2017

If funding rounds are any sign, it looks as if the tech bubble is finally starting to burst. I share my thoughts on investors and how their behavior is perfectly normal even if the effects are drastic. Bitcoin has again reached all time highs and the government is coming for them. I give details on much could you owe and the historical precedents for monetary confiscation. In one of CNN’s latest pieces, Divided We Code, they address conservatives hiding in within tech and I ask the most important question on my mind lately: what is your political breaking point?

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Tech Bubble Burst: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/theres-an-implosion-of-early-stage-vc-funding-and-no-ones-talking-about-it/

IRS and Coinbase: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-02/government-coming-your-bitcoin

CNN, Conservatives in Tech: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/938044393457618944

Google employee poll: http://www.businessinsider.com/many-google-employees-dont-think-james-damore-should-have-been-fired-2017-8

How I Became a Software Developer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Egm0bIP7k

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