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Oct 17, 2017

Welcome to Announcements with Host No. 2, Dee, a show that provides you details on current events, upcoming projects in the blockchain space, and token offering details. We are attempting to provide you with details and information from the people who are creating projects, and we are not giving advice. Please do proper due diligence when considering investments.

Today we talk with Kat Kuzmeskas from SimplyVital Health. SimplyVital Health is powered by Health Nexus, its blockchain ecosystem. In an effort to improve the switch to value-based care, it effectively makes use of blockchain to connect providers regardless of their clinical affiliation. The startup’s ConnectingCare tool also harnesses blockchain to track clients’ financials, monitor analytics and maintain static records generating information about our surroundings and behaviour.

**Health Nexus is a blockchain-oriented distributed system handling data transfer,
payments, and storage specifically designed for Health Care. Because of the sensitive nature and requirements of healthcare, existing blockchain distributed systems are not adequate for healthcare. The goal of Health Nexus is to create a blockchain system that can pass the stringent requirements of healthcare by ensuring better data integrity, encryption, and by providing a validation system to ensure the miners running this network are compliant entities. Health Nexus uses a Distributed Hash Table combined with an Ethereum base Blockchain to provide, among many other features, an ability for frictionless data sharing and access to new revenue streams. This is accomplished via an upgrade to data integrity and security system and the addition of an executive governance system for node validation.

This excerpt is from the whitepaper which can be found on the token sale link.
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Special candid podcasting moment in this announcment.

Enjoy!

Links:
– https://www.simplyvitalhealth.com
– https://tokensale.simplyvitalhealth.com/

Oct 16, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty sit down with the Founder and CEO of Spankchain, Ameen Soleimani. Spankchain is a platform for monetized webcam streaming; utilizing what are called Ethereum “state channels” to facilitate realtime payments over live-streaming adult video content. Spankchain also plans to debut the first ever “state-channel ICO” which will enable them to more precisely price their token before it reaches market, alleviate congestion on the Ethereum network, and hopefully invite others to adopt similar strategies as the ecosystem works to scale ICO’s accordingly. A very insightful episode, on a taboo topic. But hey, that’s what makes it fun; also there are a lot of puns this episode, so yeah be ready.

Show Links:
Spankchain: spankchain.com/
Spankchain State Channel ICO Contract: github.com/SpankChain/sc_aucti…5feaad72c28fe7d3317

Intro/Outro Music “Window” by Abhi the Nomad: Abhithenomad — Window

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Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

Oct 15, 2017

With a Top 10 Billboard album (The Harmony Epoch), Preston didn't become the full essence of DJsNeverEndingStory until his mind, body, and spirit was stripped to its most vulnerable and meek point. In this rebirth comes music that tells his story without words. It is ambient hip-hop that can only be felt.  We use this episode to chat about growing pains, going from homeless soul-searching in Los Angeles to life changing moments after getting involved in crypto.

Oct 14, 2017

On this episode of CoinScore, McKie and Dee are joined by Aram Barnett of Alluminate/CoinScore. Aram’s company have a multiple strategic business units, and one we’re really excited about it CoinScore. Their platform will be a Bloomberg like solution for analyzing crypto coins/tokens, providing information and tools for institutional investors, private investors, and more. A platform this robust deserves a discussion (we got a sneak peak). CoinScore launches late-October, this should get you excited for it — and show you just how hard some of us hustle in this industry.

Show Link(s):

CoinScore: www.alluminate.io/coinscore
Alluminate: www.alluminate.io

Intro/Outro Music “Prosper” by Russ: Russ — Prosper-prod-scott-storch

Show Sponsor(s):
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Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

Oct 8, 2017

Ian Balina is our special guest this week. A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, “money-ball” approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales (ICOs). We chat about what is hot at the moment, a little investment advice and what its like to invest $100,000 to $3 million in promising blockchain startup’s token sales (successfully!).

In addition, Richard Jacobs joins us for the roundtable! He is an entrepreneur, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and publisher of the Crypto News Insider newsletter, and host of the FutureTech Podcast.

Oct 6, 2017

Welcome to Announcements with Host No. 2, Dee, a show that provides you details on current events, upcoming projects in the blockchain space, and token offering details. We are attempting to provide you with details and information from the people who are creating projects, and we are not giving advice. Please do proper due diligence when considering investments.

Today we talk with Irfon Watkins from DOVU. DOVU is creating an entirely new circular economy for the transport and mobility sector.

Oct 6, 2017

What’s so exciting about Grid+ is that they’re seeking to make Ethereum usable by the masses while lowering the price consumers pay for electricity.

In this episode, I talk to Karl Kreder and Alex Miller from Grid+ about how exactly they can lower the price of electricity, how Grid+ is the fruition of many ConsenSys power projects, and perhaps most importantly how their agent can make blockchains more usable and more secure.

Oct 5, 2017

The much-anticipated Token Creation Event for BlockMason’s Credit Protocol has been bolstered by a dramatic development. The token sale contract is ready! They have already distinguished itself by offering their token sale to the public in the United States, in what is believed to be one of the first U.S. securities law compliant digital asset sales. Jared and Timothy are startup founders, technical experts, and business development specialists -- so we get them in the studio to dive deep into the plan at hand!

Oct 5, 2017

Today we hear from Ted Livingston, who founded Kik interactive in 2009 to address the problem of chat between blackberry, android and iPhone. Since then their chat app, Kik, has exploded in popularity, experiencing use by up to 40% of US teenagers.

In 2015 Tencent, the builder of Chinese chat giant Wechat, purchased a 5% stake in the company at a Billion dollar valuation. A move that some are saying has anointed Kik as the Wechat of the west. It’s interesting to see the youth focus with One Direction leading their award winning marketing campaign of 2014 .

Kik is a somewhat anonymous platform, with it’s own economy in which stickers are traded and users can be charged for access to certain chat rooms.

By launching the Kik in-app currency, Kin, as a cryptocurrency, Kik interactive aims to enable the Kik micro-economy to grow independently and organically. The Token launch ended recently with nearly one hundred million USD equivalent raised. No surprises there. What is interesting is that registered contributors numbered over 10,000 and resided in over 100 countries, indicating that the currency is indeed broadly distributed compared to other tokens. Though, my guess is it’s concentrated in the hands of speculators, rather than the 15 million community participants.

This episode was recorded over two months ago so it’s interesting to look back from the other side of the Token Launch and see Ted’s claims of broad distribution validated.

kin.kik.com

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etherreview.info
https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2

Oct 3, 2017

Our very own Kenn Bosak was hacked...so I asked him to stop by and help us learn some lessons together. When you are in crypto, digital security should always be on the forefront of your mind. With this episode we aim to reestablish that fact.

Oct 2, 2017

With multiple fields of analysis when trading, it is often difficult for traders to decide how much weight they should put into each one when pulling the trigger. This week we help answer that question with the 80-20 rule and some trading history. This subject comes up multiple times a week during our trading sessions and this week we have Jason's take on trading analysis.

Oct 1, 2017

After 2008, Greece, Cyprus, Venezuela, Brexit and more, people are worried about their paper based money sitting in a bank and not even earning interest. Vaultoro Is the first company in the world to offer its client a real-time Debit card and internet banking functionality using gold and without the need of a bank.  It was around this time we had Joshua Scigala on our show the first time. You see, Vaultoro.com, is the first and longest running bitcoin / allocated gold exchange and recently they just closed funding round with one of fintech’s largest investors. I'm talking six figures holmes. TThe investment from FinLab AG into Vaultoro will enable them to scale fast. After all, their mission is to enable as many people as possible to secure their savings in assets away from the banking system before another major currency crisis. Yeah, we can dig it.

Sep 28, 2017

The Sweetbridge Foundation, a non-profit aiming to leverage blockchain technology to power the next generation of global supply chain networks, announced that blockchain expert Vinay Gupta joined its Advisory Group. Drawing upon his decades of experience in the cryptocurrency, technology, and financial services spaces, Gupta will advise the project in a number of strategic areas, including blockchain technology and business development. Gupta is best known for his work on the Ethereum blockchain, where he managed the initial launch of the project. Gupta also served as a strategic architect for ConsenSys. In addition, Gupta is a partner at Hexayurt Capital. Oh, and he has been on our show before and we love him. So it is only natural we get him back to discuss his new advisor position and the current landscape of crypto.

Sep 27, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Corey Petty, and Dee sit down with Jonathan Chou from Bee Token. Jon is working with a word-class team of Silicon Valley engineers and designers on a AirBnB-esque service for the Ethereum public blockchain; complete with its own token, of course! We discuss his background, vision for the platform, and what lead up to its creation. At some point, McKie copies the voice of the pervert from Family Guy, the moviephone guys voice, and Dee pretends he’s DMX. It’s a fun candid discussion on a great use-case for Ethereum, one with a solid pedigree. Is this where finally token sales become Silicon Valley-ized? Let’s find out.

Show Links:

Official Website: http://thebeetoken.com

Intro/Outro Music “Chucky Brown” By Woody Allen:https://soundcloud.com/wk1812/chuck-brown

Show Sponsor(s):
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Sep 27, 2017

Since token sales have become Ethereum’s first killer app, I’d argue that the Cofound.it token is the ERC20 token that has the highest current network usage value. Using the CFI token, Priority Pass makes it possible for blockchain projects to build communities and network effects on the Cofound.it platform.

Jan and I talk about how his background prepared him to lead Cofound.it, and why he’s motivated to make Cofound.it a platform that breaks down international boundaries to startup financing.

Sep 25, 2017

Meet Wayne. He is a long time listener of the network and active member of the Slack. He signed up to come on OWRD and clicked the "Just want to hangout with Dee" option in my scheduler. We had a good time, talked about good things. He expressed his affinity for Bitcoin and how it is intertwined with his affinity for Star Trek. We talked about the possibility of a new epoch in how we archive time. We talked the greater good. We even talked about one of my random ideas from my Idea Factory. Enjoy.

Sep 24, 2017

As many of you know, this week marked the first cross-chain atomic swap. This is an important step in a direction that allows users to conduct trustless, cross-chain, over-the-counter (“OTC”) trades without a third party. This disintermediates the exchange process between cryptocurrencies that support these swap transactions. We dive deep into this topic and invite Jimmy Song in the studio to chat current events. Jimmy is a Bitcoin Core Contributor and caught the Bitcoin bug back in 2011. He’s a contributor to CoinDesk and has a popular Bitcoin blog. He’s been teaching blockchain to engineers for over three years.

Sep 22, 2017

A quick mid-week roundtable as we discuss Coinbase adding vault services for Ether and Litecoin. Also, coming back to our show after a little over two years, Fereshteh is an advocate of Afghan women’s literacy and a true believer in women’s empowerment through education and technology. Her passion is to improve their technical literacy. Her goal with Code To Inspire is educating Afghan women with in-demand programming skills, and empower them to add unique value to their communities, and inspire them to strive for financial and social independence. Since the last time she was on the show, lots of new things have developed. Fereshteh will expand the program to serve 80 female students, ages 14 to 25, helping these young women enter a competitive job market with highly marketable computer skills. Power to the people!

Sep 19, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Doug Petkanics from LivePeer!

LivePeer is the video layer of the decentralized web3 stack. Yes, you read that correctly: 100% decentralized P2P video. Magic.

We get into the details of how the magic occurs and how the LivePeer token enables the economics that make decentralized video possible.

Sep 19, 2017

A fan of the show that joined the Slack, joined the conversation, and then listened to old episodes of ORWD (On-Ramping with Dee) to discover how a little bit more about he basics of bitcoin. He wanted to come onto ORWD to ask a few more questions and represent the beginner in the community that is at peak curiosity and ready to consume as much as possible about all things crypto.

Sep 17, 2017

The team behind the open-source, bitcoin-powered marketplace OpenBazaar has published the beta version of its forthcoming 2.0 release. Our guest this week, Brian Hoffman, who is also chief executive of OB1 (the startup behind the project), said that one of the goals for the 2.0 release was to make the user experience akin to popular e-commerce platforms like Etsy. Is it a success?

Sep 15, 2017

In today’s long overdue, landmark episode we are joined by an international panel of leaders in fin-tech and blockchain law:

Claire WivellHannah Glass (Australia), Alex Simms (New Zealand), Peter van Valkenburgh (USA), and James Duchenne (USA/Mauritius)

The theme for the discussion was regulatory sandboxes — frameworks for enabling businesses to operate in a deregulated environment. The goal is to allow legislative bodies to develop an understanding of new businesses before regulating them. We have seen a successful example in the United Kingdom, but Australia’s efforts to replicate this have not been so successful. Claire Wivell explains why.

We follow this with a discussion of the unique environments of Australia, Mauritius, Singapore and Dubai. New Zealand unfortunately is not so interesting at this stage (both Alex Simms and myself have independently been involved in some interesting conversations since this episode was recorded so watch this space).

We conclude that a US regulatory sandbox is impossible due to the interaction of federal and state legislation and the complexity of their enforcement agencies. However, there is hope if a bright line can be defined between the regulation of custodial and non-custodial businesses

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etherreview.info
https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2

Sep 12, 2017

Katie is a crypto enthusiast form east coast, US. She goes to meetups, reads the articles, loves the space. She had a few minor questions, but for the most part it was a conversation among enthusiasts about the awesome that is Bitcoin...enjoy!

Sep 10, 2017

So what is Pally? It is the first decentralized social travel ecosystem in the world - using direct peer-to-peer payment. Which of course bring me to who is on the show this week. CEO bossmode of course. As CEO of Pally, Oliver is leading product vision and strategy. As a seasoned member of the Blockchain community, Oliver has been actively involved in the technology and is passionate around the prospects of applying blockchain technology.

Sep 8, 2017

In this pilot episode of An Ethereum Podcast, /u/Dunning_Krugerrands joins us for a wide ranging conversation about scaling, “Ethereum Killers,” how Vinay Gupta got him interested in Ethereum. Plus, we get an update on his classic “Ethereum FUD list of doom.”

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