Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet: a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. And yet, Marcello finds his faith wavering. This new dynamic enters the scene as the boys debate on the future of the currency. In addition, we have another interview. Adam Draper is the founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist. If anyone can create an Iron Man suit, it's him.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Petty speak with George Li and Patrick Long of WeTrust.io in this jam packed double-header. George and Patrick fill us in on their impressive educational backgrounds, where their idea for WeTrust originated from, their upcoming token launch, P2P lending, and much more. If you're curious how P2P technologies like Ethereum can enable next generation low-cost financial services, this is the episode for you. And, if it's not, it should be.
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There’s something to be said about the bitcoin industry providing a physical onramp to cryptocurrency. That is in essence what On-Ramping with Dee provides to people — a familiar experience. This week, we feature Matt Allen, a 43 year old software engineer, from Fort Worth, TX. His favorite cereal is Lucky Charms. What else do you need to know! Hit Play!!
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with Vaughn McKenzie of Jaak.io. Jaak is an upcoming content and media rights management platform built on top of various Ethereum technologies. Vaughn believes technology to more adeptly get creators paid for the digital works is a major need for the entertainment industry. Listen as he tells us his first ventures in entrepreneurship, his vision for smart content, and Jaak.io in the future.
This week, Corey talks with Evan Van Ness, the creator of the "This Week in Ethereum" newsletter, a popular newsletter that recaps the highlights and activities of the Ethereum community. Evan is a constant contributor to the space, and wanted to create something "to keep people off of Reddit," so we talk about how he got into the space, and where he thinks its going. Also, Dee visits Corey in Maryland to record the very first TBP studio recording. Too bad its only for a little bit, we know how much you love our chocalately voices.
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with James Wo, President of Huiyin Blockchain Ventures (HBV). HBV is a venture capital firm under their China based parent company, Huiyin Group. They've secured $80million to begin investing in bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based technologies, with hopes to accelerate bitcoin adoption in and outside of China. James gives us insights into HBV's vision for companies they wish to invest in, investments they've made thus far, and his thoughts on bitcoin in general. There are some great insights on the Chinese perspective of bitcoin, a very educational episode.
Coming back to the show, Alena Vranova will no longer serve as the CEO of SatoshiLabs. In her first media appearance since that decision, we dive into what is next for her. Alena will start working independently and will focus exclusively on her new business ideas related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The main plan for the first half of 2017 is to develop the TREZOR 2 into a full product, ready to ship to you! BUT, that ain't what we's about this week.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty hangout and chat with Marco Cuesta of FirstBlood.io. FirstBlood is a P2P betting platform for e-sports that is built on Ethereum smart contracts. Marco and his team are looking to bring e-sports straight to the 22nd century, and make it easy to bet (legally) with your friends in your favorite games like DOTA and Counter-Strike. Hangout with us as we learn the ins and out on bringing more diverse communities to the Ethereum ecosystem.
Ethereum is all-the-rage within the crypto community and with ConsenSys fueling the fire, things are looking mighty bright. Amanda Gutterman from ConsenSys joins Corey, to discuss decentralizing the world. ConsenSys wants to help Devs build DAPPs that handle peer-2-peer transactions based on reputable information on the Ethereum Network. DAPPs are decentralized applications built on blockchain technology. The Ethereum Network is a blockchain built for storing decentralized information. With all that said, you gonna learn today!
Frank Jones is a software QA engineer who first became interested in bitcoin through our merchandise manager Dillon. After being introduced to the potential and scoping out blockchain tech, he is ready to accept wisdom from Dee. Strap in for another episode of 'On-Ramping' with Dee!
On this episode of BlockChannel, hosts Steven McKie and Dr. Corey Petty interview 21.co Founder/CEO, a16z partner, Trump's rumored pick as the next Head of the FDA, and Indian American, Balaji Srinivasan. Balaji educates us on his education/work history, current initiatives at 21.co, Gartner Hype Cycles and their effects on Bitcoin and Ethereum, ZCash, and much much more. So, sit down, grab some tea, and get ready to learn as we are #blessed to have Balaji take time out of his day to educate us and our viewers.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Petty sit down with Andy Milenius and Kenny Rowe of Maker. Maker is a company working to create decentralized markets for exchanging digital assets, as well as a "stablecoin", a fixed asset pegged to a particular store of value. They give us the lowdown on how stablecoins, and Maker, can help assist to improve the Ethereum DAPP (Decentralized Application) ecosystem.