The long awaited introduction to "Buy or Sell, What the Hell?!" This is the pilot episode of the new trading show on the network. If you like to trade then you'll like this show.
We partnered with Jason...meet Jason!
Prior to founding Jenkins Risk Management, Jason was Head of Rates Trading at CG Capital Markets. Before joining CG Capital, Jason spent almost a decade trading US Treasuries and building out a successful institutional analysis and fixed income trading business.
This week we talk about how the The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule applies to crypto. Similar distributions have been discovered in a many fields, and as a consequence, the Pareto principle has become popular among economists. Then we invite Samson Mow on the show. After all he is Blockstream’s New Chief Strategy Officer. Samson's skills and experience are exceptionally complementary to Blockstream, leveraging both his deep Bitcoin and startup expertise.
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee, and Petty take a trip into the crazy world of Ethereum + VR. Yeah that's right, 2017 is lit, and Decentraland is about to combine two very pivotal, innovative technologies to create a completely free, sovereign virtual reality where we can truly express ourselves; free from centralized control or potential corruption. VR is about to take over the world in a big way, what better than to blend that with another world-changing technology like Ethereum. This is powerful episode, it'll make you think. Hop on.
Intro/Outro Music "1990" by G Yamazawa: Gyamazawa – 1990-interlude
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Tyler and Max from the Poet team. Poet aims to solve the problem content attribution, by utilizing blockchain technology (bitcoin), their service allows you to submit timestamped metadata to create an immutable timestamp of original written work/media. This will prove authenticity of a piece of written work online, and allow content creators to more effectively get credit for their hard work online.
Intro/Outro Music "One Crown" by G Yamazawa: Gyamazawa – One-crown-feat-junoflo
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/
Not to toot our own horn, but this is a great episode. Because we tackle security and with the boom of ICOs sprouting up nowadays, the tools around doing them have matured a bit, so that it's easy for people outside of the space to use them, so you’re seeing a proliferation of them because they’re much more approachable. We chat with Mushegh Hakhinian, Chief Security Architect at Synchronoss, who is an interpreter for security talk – which means he helps enterprises avoid security mistakes and translates security information into actionable advice for the technical teams. Let's get into it!
David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, discusses the recent shutdown of BTC-eand its mysterious connection to the MtGox hack which led to the exchange’s demise in 2014. He also introduces Po.et, a revolutionary proof-of-existence blockchain platform.
The arrest of Alexander Vinnik and seizure of the BTC-e website by the FBI in late July shed some long-awaited light on the cold case of the 650,000 bitcoins which went missing from MtGox over several years from 2011 to 2013. Upon his arrest, WizSec released a comprehensive report detailing their findings on the matter, and stating that “Vinnik is [their] chief suspect for involvement in the MtGox theft (or the laundering of the proceeds thereof).” [Read more about the developing timeline of the MtGox/BTC-e connection & the lasting regulatory legacy of the hack.]
Bailey also talks about BTC Media’s partnership with Po.et, whose proof-of-existence mechanism uses hashing to allow media producers to timestamp and license their content in an unalterable system which will verify and automatically issue digital ownership. Po.et combines this timestamp with metadata about the published content to build an open ledger of media assets which includes information such as the original URL, the word count, the author’s name and the publisher.
Po.et also enables split-equity and payments terms for writers whose work is published by BTC Media, as well as different licensing agreements. Other use cases include the re-monetization of old content and individual profile management systems for employees of media outlets.
The Po.et platform will ultimately build a digital fingerprint of each author’s history and preserve their portfolio on a blockchain, revolutionizing the way in which digital content is published, leveraged and monetized.
Hey, hey, hey! Charlie Shrem in the house! This week the boys discuss Plasma. Plasma is a way to create a blockchain (as a set of smart contracts) within a blockchain, by simply committing the root hash of the "meta" child chain (Plasma) on the main chain (Ethereum). There is no doubt that some clever algorithms are being described in the plasma project. Unfortunately, because of the way this is written, the vast majority of software developers and software researchers alike are unable to separate the kool-aid from the parts that actually matter. We try and make sense of it.
Then, we open up the dialogue with Charlie about his new found love of country music and we reminisce about the Game Genie, then we realize we should probably stick to crypto-talk.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash and Tezos have been the networks that we’ve studied most extensively, given that they are truly independent systems with differentiating factors, strong teams, and very promising market opportunities. Beyond these three, Filecoin particularly intrigued us as we see it shares the aforementioned properties as well. And with the Filecoin sale coming up, I thought this was a great opportunity to share some analysis we’ve been doing on the economics so we invite some interesting people on as we dive deep into the subject.
From one Network to another Vortex visits The Bitcoin Podcast Network via Not Another Bitcoin Podcast. Himself coming from the World Crypto Network, on Youtube. Vortex knows his shit, especially when it comes to crypto and the future's potential to flourish thanks to blockchain technology. In this interview we get to talk about past, present and the future of bitcoin and blockchains like altcoins. Vortex explains this current fork and the likely next fork in Nov. (2M block size hardfork) Even goes into details about all the benefits SegWit brings to the table like Atomic Swap and many others. This is my most informational interview yet! You don't wanna miss this diamond on the blockchain.
This is a very special ORWD! Dee gets to talk with his brother about Bitcoin. After initially showing Nathan Bitcoin in 2013...4 years later, not only has Nathan purchased, but his curiosity is almost more than his reservation for Bitcoin. He's appreciated the gains in his money pots, but yearns to take nibbles of all that is crypto and learn about this paradigm shifting platform. Enjoy...this is a jazzy talk!
This week we are Planeteers because we are going to chat about renewable energy technologies. You see, generating electricity from renewable energy rather than fossil fuels offers significant public health benefits. But there are barriers. This chicken-and-egg problem is especially difficult with technologies that have long lives. Enter...PowerLedger. They allow renewable energy asset owners to decide who they want to sell their surplus energy to and at what price. Using blockchain technology, they provide a transparent, auditable and automated market trading and clearing mechanism for the benefit of producers and consumers.
Luka Müller and Dianne Schepers of MME — the Swiss law firm famous for running the Ethereum crowdsale — discuss jurisdictional constraints, Crypto Valley, novel crypto-asset classes and the “second wave” of tokenization.
With 25 previous “token generating events” and 60 pending projects, MME is a clear leader in the crypto law realm. The firm is now welcoming a “second wave” of clients; companies from the legacy economy which are seeking ways to enter the blockchain world through tokenizing their pre-existing equity.
In this discussion Luka outlines some of the major distinctions between US and Swiss law in relation to token issuance, looking at securities law, donations, and the commonly used foundation model. These and other regulatory differences, compounded by the stable and already-decentralized nature of Swiss government, make Switzerland the ideal jurisdiction for Crypto Valley, the rapidly growing successor to Silicon Valley based in Zug, a financial center.
Alongside its long list of clients, MME is now focussed on creating Blockchain Crypto Property (BCP) standards. The final BCP paper, to be published in August, will classify tokens under a range of asset classes and outline a quality checklist for various token models. These standards will simplify risk assessment and ensure that tokens issued in Switzerland will be globally listable and tradeable.
This mid-week episode we discuss the breaking news of Coinbase deciding to add support for Bitcoin Cash by January 1, 2018 - Funding customer wallets with the BCH they had at the fork. Also, we dive into financial literacy and why it is important. In addition, Rodolfo Novak joins us as the CEO of CoinKite to discuss a variety of topics. As a Product designer and strategist, having fun with branding and growth hacking, Coinkite is here to become the leading bitcoin wallet with multi-signature bank-grade security, developer's API, and hardcore privacy.
I invite the main host Cello of The Bitcoin Podcast Network on my show to speak on Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin. Starting from the basics and working our way to the more difficult misconceptions, Cello helps break down the mental barriers around the traditional thought processes these PABs bring into the crypto space with them. This show is for the newbies and for the vets. It has a little something something for everyone. So press download or hit the stream button, either way tune in and get the update on bitcoin conceptions.
Only a handful of people have been able to answer our '10 words or less' question three times. Alex comes back on the show in true hat trick form, but this time he comes solo to talk about a variety of topics. Alex Sunnarborg is a research analyst at CoinDesk. Previously, he was a founder and the CFO of Lawnmower, a blockchain investment and market research firm acquired by CoinDesk in January 2017. We haven't chatted with him since the acquisition so we thought we would catch up. Press play PAB!
Hey our marketing buddy Jeremy Epstein drops by the show to talk about the current landscape and to discuss his new eBook 'The CMO Primer For The Blockchain World'. You see, in a blockchain world, marketers will have to earn customer permission in an entirely new way. Identity will be controlled by the users. Like the internet, mobile, and social, blockchain technology will have a dramatic impact on marketing and marketers. This book was created to help you get prepared. It includes seven sections on topics such as branding, customer experience, and loyalty contributions from thought leaders and early blockchain-enabled vendors. Sounds good right? Sure it does! Holla back!
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie & Petty enter a mental handicap cage match in our first ever triple-header with some of the team behind Grid+. Their project aims to create P2P decentralized markets for sharing and selling energy using Ethereum-based smart contracts. Their project seeks to tap into the sustainability movement as a way to assist in bootstrapping the Ethereum network; in similar ways to how AOL trojan-horsed dial-up internet use and the internet with the use of mailable CDs. By utilizing energy usage and consumption, Grid+ believes we can hasten the pace of Ethereum adoption, while creating novel and compelling use-cases for the future.
Grid+ Website: gridplus.io
Grid + Whitepaper: drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz90riPG…SVROODJMWk0/view
Intro/Outro Music “Guacamole” by Abhi the Nomad: Abhithenomad — Guacamole-prod-aso
Juan Benet and Jesse Clayburgh of Protocol Labs, and Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital, discuss the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT). Inspired by Y Combinator’s “Simple Agreement for Future Equity”, the SAFT standardizes the legal framework surrounding token issuance and governs the nature of the transactions involved (i.e. the deployment of capital and distribution of tokens).
The complex legal environment surrounding tokens, especially in the US, has led many entrepreneurs to choose to leave Silicon Valley because they can develop the technology better elsewhere. Those who remain in the US have had to compromise on the optimization of their models in order to comply with legacy regulatory frameworks. Recognising these limitations, and seeking to mature the ecosystem beyond such models, several interested parties (including Protocol Labs, AngelList and CoinCenter) have worked together to create standard legal agreements for this novel asset class.
Essentially, a SAFT represents a promise for future tokens at a fixed price. The agreement can be structured so that investors receive these tokens when the network launches, or with inbuilt vesting to incentivise continued support by investors.
The development of the SAFT model involved consultations with the SEC and CFTC, as well as the foremost legal experts at the intersection of cryptocurrencies, securities law and regulatory compliance. By simplifying token issuance and the requisite compliance concerns, it provides an essential bridging of the gap between current technological progress and future regulation.
DENT Wireless is backed by Mikko Linnamäki, Internet pioneer and serial entrepreneur with a track record of founding successful Internet businesses since 1994. DENT Wireless has announced its plan to create a decentralized mobile data exchange, liberating users to buy and sell mobile data anywhere at any time.
IOTA is a groundbreaking new open-source distributed ledger that does not use a blockchain. Its innovative new quantum-proof protocol, known as the Tangle, gives rise to unique new features like zero fees, infinite scalability, fast transactions, secure data transfer and many others.
Because the Tangle uses a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) instead of a blockchain, users automatically act as validators, allowing transaction validation to become an intrinsic property of utilising the network. Each transaction requires the sender to verify two previous transactions, resulting in infinite scalability while avoiding the validation centralization that is common with existing consensus mechanisms.
IOTA is also developing a novel standard for embedding minuscule ASIC chips in all IoT devices. These chips perform nominal proof-of-work hashes in order to prevent spam and Sybil attacks, and because the network is partition-tolerant and only eventually consistent, brute force hashing attacks are prevented.
With a transaction volume limited only by the speed of light, IOTA is a promising new solution to the limitations presented by blockchains.
John Crothers is a YouTube personality who goes by 'Crypto Therapy' on his channel, where you'll find parodies and other comical, crypto related, humorous content. On his show he not only mocks the top personalities but also Vlogs on crypto current events as well as publicly tracks and reports his cloud mining experiences. This was a viewer demanded show. My inbox was blowing up with requests to speak with the crypto comedian who goes by Crypto Therapy. So if you're looking for a good laugh with some crypto chat in the mix, this episode is just for you. John and I shoot the shit, just getting to know each other. Can't wait to have him on again, but till then.....Que the intro!
Explaining compatibility between the Segwit activation of the current Segwit2X code and BIP 148 UASF is the meat of this weeks episode, so if this isn't your bag, or you're NOT curious, well... As of August 1st (and if Segwit is not already either locked-in or activated) nodes that run BIP 148 will not accept any blocks that don’t signal Segwit. There is a chance Bitcoin will experience a chain-split on August 1st. The bad news is that this coin-split can be messy and risky. And if you’re not careful, you could lose funds. This episode will provide you with the basics to keeping your funds safe during the UASF and will help to make sure you make it to the “other side” with all your bitcoins intact with a little help from our guest Aaron van Wirdum from Bitcoin Magazine.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Joe Urgo and Matus Lestan of the District0x team. What originally started as a few Ethereum-based token contracts for creating a service for freelancing, has now evolved into an upcoming system for creating and managing digital communities and decentralized markets called “Districts”. McKie and Petty dive in and ask questions about their vision, current partnerships for interoperable functionality (i.e. with Aragon), in order to gain more insight into all the exciting possibilities they store for the future. The team also shares with us tips for potential Ethereum developers and entrepreneurs in the space curious to get in on all the fun.
Intro/Outro Music: “Proud of Us” by Bugus https://soundcloud.com/bugus1/proud-of-us-prod-russ
ZCash Foundation: https://z.cash/blog/announcing-the-zcash-foundation.html
One of the world's more recognizable bitcoin miners, David Carlson gained global attention for his multimillion-dollar mining venture MegaBigPower during the bitcoin boom of 2014. It took us awhile, but he is finally on our show to chat in this seemingly ever-expanding market, about launching a new venture called Giga Watt. Giga Watt provides turnkey mining services and custom packages tailored to clients’ needs: full range of mining services from equipment sales, maintenance and repair to private blockchain servicing. In this way, the idea is the latest and perhaps one of the more ambitious attempts to capitalize on the access to capital provided by the ICO mechanism.
Ryan X Charles is the founder and CEO of Yours.org. Yours is like Medium with a paywall. Not sure what a paywall is? Listen here and you gonna learn today. Ryan and Corey go into the deep and technical, while I try to ask the gound level question. This interview is a homerun. We cover all things Yours and we even got to chat it up about SegWit2x, UASF and Craig Wright. We also spoke about the upcoming Aug 1st dilemma and how we recommend handling it. This conversation is full of consumable knowledge you won't wanna miss. Please play and share this one, because whats mine is YOURS.org!!!