We wrap up April by discussing the rise of bitcoin's price, an update on the pending halving event and we invite one of the Co-Founders of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin, to chat with us so you experience a vibrant and seamless view of ConsenSys and its deep understanding of the potential blockchain technologies can bring to the world. ConsenSys has emerged from stealth with a network of members worldwide, on a mission of creating decentralized applications. Also, we celebrate a full calendar year rockin' this podcast.
This week, we are joined by David Seaman who has been an energetic voice in favor of digital payment innovation, entrepreneurship, and protection of our Constitutional rights. He has been a guest on CNN Headline News, FOX News, and now...us! We dive deep, focusing on spreading news of the quiet assault on our core Constitutional rights, and what we can do to stop it. Seriously, what could be more exciting than bringing Crypto to the masses while developing financial infrastructures for the 21st Century citizens of Earth! Boom-shaka-laka!
This week we get James D'Angelo in the studio to explore his new data and stance that miners are in trouble. His math holds up though and we find out the problem with proof of work is that it is completely mistaken. Satoshi made a fundamental mistake and we're just going to have to get over it. And his mistake was right there in the whitepaper; it says, "one CPU is one vote". What we really have to come to terms with is it's basically centralized from the very day in 2012 when there was a high number of miners and ASICs came in and mining started to centralize. And it's centralizing exponentially; we don't know the numbers but I think almost everyone can feel it.
The first time we had MK Lords on the show, it depicted a world gracefully drifting towards the apocalypse, and to celebrate the release of Dark Souls III, this show is one on a spiraling, feverish descent directly into it. Oh, that's right, she isn't a videogame end boss! She is indeed Community Manager for Airbitz and she is doing her interview rounds to discuss the recent Software Development Kit (SDK) launch and other announcements made earlier this year. Lords says the team has been busy this year with development, and the company has more releases to come in the future. Which means, CTO, Jim Horton drops by the studio as well. Airbitz, come out and playyyyyyyy!
SuchWow.tv is the quirkiest video channel using PopChest Bitcoin micropayments. On episode #42 we talked in length about the micropayment system but now we wanted to record a show with someone that uses the system itself. Laura Lopez is a genius and she just so happens to be our guest this week. She is a Los Angeles-based reality TV editor. Most people are doubtful about bitcoin and its price volatility. But as soon as content creators realize they can win a lot more distributing their creations through bitcoin than with actual models like adsense or amazon, despite the variability of its price, the bitcoin market can explode.
Steven McKie is basically a UI designing, marijuana card havin’, business and technical professional with a broad skill set who is committed to any growing, or established business. We talk about a variety of topics such as Datt, Yours, Blockchannel, and E-40. OK, maybe not that last one. He has a BSBA in Information Systems Engineering and Technology, and a masters in thuganomics as Crypto alter-ego Lil’ Buterin spits hot blockchains at us…because he spits hot fire.