The "vibe" around Bitcoin has been neutral to negative for two years now and plenty of bitcoiners are tiring of the politics around the block size limit. Ethereum is young and exciting but not like anything else in the crypto space. A recurring theme at the Satoshi Roundtable is that Bitcoin problems are leading to rise in Ethereum interest. Enter our guest this week, Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and founder of Jaxx and Decentral, who co-founded Ethereum in 2013. Jaxx and ShapeShift together will, without doubt, be the easiest solution for buying ether with bitcoin (and vice versa) ‒ and it’s done right in your Jaxx wallet.
Our guest today is Mariana Dahan is the Senior Operations Officer in the Office of the World Bank catalyzing progress towards identification systems using 21st century technology solutions. With Google Trends data showing that searches for the word “blockchain” have exponentially increased, we may be entering the peak of the hype cycle for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. That’s because its decentralized approach to verifying changes in important information addresses the centuries-old problem of trust, a social resource that is all too often in short supply, especially amid the current era’s rampant concerns over the security of valuable data.
Part 2 of the Steven McKie character piece is concluded. In addition, this episode we are talking with Max Kordek, the founder of a new decentralized platform called Lisk. Since the launch of Lisk there was a lot of confusion about what it really is, and what it enables people to do in the future. Max gladly came on our show to clean up some misunderstandings, and explain briefly what Lisk is and what it isn’t. LISK will go to the moonnn; only need patience! Oh, and part 2 of our character piece of Steven McKie! We bring the goods!
Vinay Gupta is a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life’s work focuses on how to ensure the long-term survival and flourishing of the human race. It was stimulating conversation about a wide variety of topics. In addition, we run a character piece of Steven McKie, a brilliant mind working at Purse.io and Yours. Part 1 of 2 included in this episode depicts us trying to connect the dots between childhood struggles and future success.
With the economy still far from recovered, it seems like a less-than-ideal time to start a new business. Yet right now is actually the perfect opportunity to dream big, follow your passion and create your own path to success. Take Arthur Falls for example, who whilst unemployed learned about crypto and now has one of the leading podcasts surrounding ethereum. Arthur’s itinerant employment history in the New Zealand orchard industry and Maine lobster fishery, sparked his interest in economics and international finance. Funny how like works, yes? Now, he leads ConsenSys Media, a decentralized organization with personnel spanning four continents!
Our guest today is Greg Slepak, Software developer of Espionage 3 & founder of the okTurtles Foundation, who talked about the bitcoin block size debate as surfacing "politics" in the bitcoin ecosystem. The politics are intense, there are ways that bitcoin governance is like government, and proposals to fork the software are kind of like constitutional amendments. After Greg talked to us, I'm increasingly comfortable thinking of bitcoin governance as a market phenomenon.