Richard Jacobs is no stranger to the show. However, we take a moment to really examine what it takes to put on a crypto conference. I mean, think about it -- conferences continue to be the premier international forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate regarding security in the context of finance and commerce. So how do you put one on? We also discuss crypto tax and what it costs to be poor & unbanked. Meaningfully. That's right, let's look at a reloadable debit card fee structure and imagine that coming out of a $250 a week paycheck. Yikes. Last episode of 2017 ya'll. Let's do this.
Peter Saddington is BiteSizeBitcoin or better known as "The Bitcoin Lambo Guy". That's the pinnacle of Bitcoin success. Among being one of the earliest investors in bitcoin he is also one of the most popular personalities in the bitcoin industry. He uses this celebrity status to educate and a motivate people who are interested in cryptocurrencies. Right now, all we have for friends and family who want to learn about bitcoin and bitcoin accessories is "google it". Luckily Peter Saddington started his project TheBitcoin.Pub to help provide credible sources on information for beginners to safely onramp into crypto.
Jordan and I chat about how Scalar Capital thinks about investments, how he decided to leave Coinbase to join with Linda Xie to start Scalar, his professional journey to Coinbase, and more. I’ve gotten lucky to bump into Jordan a few times at conferences recently and have always found him to have interesting opinions.
You’ll probably feel the same way after listening to this episode.
Happy Holidays everyone! Trust in news media is at a global, all time low. And democracy is failing because of it. Over the past 10 years, many solutions have been promoted to solve the news crisis, but so far all have failed. PressCoin is the first solution designed to grow organically, and find a cure to the disease killing the global news industry. We invite Mr Amit Rathore to talk in depth about these topics and more. Elais, also joins in on the roundtable discussion.
It almost feels like the Cryptoverse is a desolate planet of intellectuals, where intelligence runs scarce and stupid rome rampant. In times like this the PABs all tend to look to the most intelligent person in the room, rather than think for themselves. Right now, that person is Jimmy Song. With fake news and FUD fueling FOMO, it’s a refreshing change of pace to see bitcoin enthusiasts like Jimmy Song staying cool, keeping calm and relaxing in a burning building. Why hasn't Coinbase integrated Segwit? What effects can the loss of Net Neutrality have on decentralized cryptocurrencies? Can our ISP censor the blockchain? Press play and jam out to everyone's favorite Song to find out more!
Welcome to Announcements with Host No. 3, Dr. Corey Petty, a show that provides you details on current events, upcoming projects in the blockchain space, and token offering details. Today we talk with Pavel Bains from Bluezelle. Bluzelle combines the sharing economy with the token economy - renting individuals' computer storage space to earn tokens while dApp developers use tokens to have their dApp's data stored and managed.
In this special mid-week episode, we cover all the topical subjects like BCash, lightening network, and more. In addition we have some big wigs stopping by to talk about money, trading, and more. Your financial solution for investing in Blockchain Technology, we invite JJ and Noah on the show to represent BlockEdge Capital, which was founded on the idea of bringing Blockchain Technology based investing to the public in a way that is easy to understand and allow for seamless entry into this exploding marketplace.
Wills on the blockchain? Felipe and I talk about how Legacy Network aims to create a solution to sending your digital assets to loved ones when you die, including your (encrypted) private keys. They hope to integrate in the future for offchain assets as well.
Their solution could create a trustless way to bequeath property and memories for a much cheaper price and at your convenience.
It can also be a solution for sending messages not just on passing but on birthdays and anniversaries. Listen to the episode and find out how.
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty sit down with John Pacific and Michael Egorov of the NuCypher project to learn more about their upcoming protocol token for encryption services. Their platform enables users to create key-based authentication to create permissioned access to platforms and services that are created by other DApp developers by utilizing Ethereum smart contracts. Think of it like Keybase…but for enterprise and developers looking to more easily shield and protect their personal data. It’s a great project with a lot of potential and these guys really know their stuff — so we dove in to get to the bottom of their vision.
NuCypher Site: https://www.nucypher.com/
Intro/Outro Music “Part Two” by Meech: https://soundcloud.com/ovaeastmeech/part-two?in=ovaeastmeech/sets/truecolours
Bitcoin Cash: https://bitcoincash.org
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.
What does half a trillion dollars of cryptocurrency mean? We've been saying for months now, that 2018 will be the year institutional money starts flooding the Crypto market. It's the next phase of the "bubble" forming patter. Like in the internet boom of the late 90's, we first saw early adopters, institutional money, and finally mass populous adoption and then the bubble burst. We're still very early, straddling the early adopter/institutional money phase. Also Preethi Kasireddy says goodbye to Silicon Valley and says hello to L.A. She has a passion for understanding things at a fundamental level and sharing it as clearly as possible. Oh, and Daniel Baker, fan of the show joins us on the roundtable. Lotta fun!
Welcome to a special CROSS EPISODE where this week Monero Monitor does a guest episode on our network. In July 2016, an unknown developer going by the name "Tom Elvis Jedusor" dropped a link to a Tor hidden service on the bitcoin-wizards IRC channel. In it, he revealed a new protocol dubbed "Mimblewimble" after the tongue-tying curse in Harry Potter, because "it is used to prevent the blockchain from talking about all user's information".
In the time since, multiple researchers and developers have continued to flesh out and build on Jedusor's innovation, in many respects led by Andrew Poelstra, a Bitcoin developer and mathematician at Blockstream.
This deep dive with Andrew covers the technical details of Mimblewimble's scaling and privacy-enhancing features, discusses the real world logistics of using the protocol, and looks at some of the coolest features enabled by the technology. We discuss how Bulletproofs can help both Mimblewimble and Monero better scale, and also touch on how ValueShuffle might further improve privacy in Mimblewimble.
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 Patrick Palacios from Loyalcoin. The LoyalPlatform: Where everyone can earn and use loyalty points everytime, everywhere.
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How can projects like Gitcoin and Bounties Network help shape the evolving nature of work? The internet and sharing economy has changed many things about how we think about work. Now imagine what the next generation of work platforms built on Ethereum could do.
We talk about why Mark and Kevin chose to work on similar projects, how they collaborate, and the breadth vs depth differences between incentivizing open source software projects (Gitcoin) vs open-ended work platform (Bounties Network).
The previous institutional stealth projects are coming out of light now-a-days. Bank of America may be looking into cryptocurrency exchange services for its corporate clients – or at least keeping its options open should they become interested. In addition, Giveth – a favorite of the podcast team here – are bringing community, transparency and accountability to charitable donations and strongly innovating in a much needed space. Griff Green stops by to chat about a variety of things and what is on the horizon.
Today the team goes over what problems a lot of traders run into when trading and how they can start to avoid them. There is no “holy grail” when trading, only a process of proper risk management. Your only job as a trader is to manage your risk properly, not to tell a story. Fundamentals and valuation are two fields focused on often but what is usually overlooked is the cyclical and mental aspects of trading.
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. Today we talk with Tim Tam from CoinFi. CoinFi offers crowdsourced and professionally curated research, analysis, trading signals, trading algorithms, and market-moving news to give cryptocurrency traders the real-time market intelligence needed to gain an edge.
If you’re interested in the intersection of the music business and Ethereum, you’ll love this episode.
We talk about the evolution from Ujo from when they did the release with Imogean Heap through the recent RAC release, what lessons they’ve learned and how Ujo can improve the music business for artists and consumers.
In particular we discuss the Ujo roadmap to grow the licensing market for musicians, as well as incentivizing album buying through gamification and also possibly incentivizing curation of the long-tail of music.
Amy Wan is one of the most versatile lawyers we have come across. Not because she is smart and resourceful, but because she has experience as a Securities Attorney dealing with security law for ICOs. She is authoring the Bloomberg Law practice guidance on ICOs. Previously, she was a Partner at Crowdfunding Lawyers and General Counsel at Patch of Land, a real estate debt crowdfunding platform. Amy is also the founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA, which programs around the intersection of law and technology. Also the boys talk in depth about whether or not we are on the correct path to mass adoption. This is not mass adoption, this is mass trading...those are two different things. Right?