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The Bitcoin Podcast Network

The Bitcoin Podcast Network is an independent media organization since 2015. A daily collection of long form conversations, in the form of a podcasts where the world's leading thinkers and doers give us a slice of their perspective. Look for talks on Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Technology, Global Issues and much more. Founded by Marcello Milteer, Demetrick Ferguson and Dr. Corey Petty.
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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 31, 2018

A nice breezy mid week for you guys as we wrap up the month of May. Ethereum, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, endured a significant downtrend in the past week – falling nearly 25% in price. With the EOS mainnet launch only days away, questionable sell-offs of ETH suggest the competing smart contract platform may be the price crash culprit. We caht about this and more. The Crypto Dog joins us in the studio to talk humble beginnings. For those of you unfamiliar with the Dog Pound and want to hear more on what they're all about, this is a good episode to start with. Strap in, gents!

May 30, 2018

Today we talk with Ronsu Salovaara of Token Market.

Token Market is a curated database of tokens and cryptocurrencies that provides an ICO calendar of on-going and upcoming ICOs. Token Market has also advised 20+ ICOs and helps businesses that have a well defined utility token with the ICO process. Ransu came onto the show to discuss teh current state of the token economy and how ICOs could change moving forward.

May 30, 2018

The prodigious Rick Dudley talks with us about his work as a consensus subject matter expert. He lends us his experience and wisdom in consulting for the creation of Byzantine Fault Tolerant systems. We also delve into what it takes to build a completely decentralized public data storage system and why it's such a difficult problem.

May 27, 2018

Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish (known collectively as 'The Cool Kids')  have been busy in the booth as a duo again. As a big fan of their music, we've known them to drop lines about crypto in their songs from time to time. After a half decade hiatus they've returned with their new album Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe and have graced us with their time for a little Q&A. Their new song titled “Ripple” is out today, and it’s the ultimate cryptocurrency anthem for partying hard. “They taking bitcoin in the strip club” is the chant for the hook. We invite them to come on the show this week to talk about a variety of topics, from the music industry, to crypto, and they even spit a freestyle for us!

May 25, 2018

This is a weekly headline show where Dee and Jessie Broke do their best to highlight bits of nonce-sense from Crypto News. We only choose three articles, essentially at random, from the litany of blockchain news that is syndicated throughout a week. If you are interested in all the news articles that we horde in a week, please visit the link below to look at our collection.

Enjoy!

Crypto Headline Database:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XDslU2J4ipR9BawjfEAihqTusr4NZqjq4S5ALY8sMJw/edit?usp=sharing

May 24, 2018

In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future Rhys interviews Yaneer Bar-Yam, a complexity scientist and the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. They chat about frameworks for understanding complexity and then using those frameworks on crypto. Enjoy!

FWIW, NECSI is hosting a conference from July 22–27th in Boston!

May 22, 2018

Dee and Jessie Broke do their best to highlight bits of nonce-sense from Crypto News. We only choose three articles, essentially at random, from the littany of blockchain news that is syndicated throughout a week. If you are interested in all the news articles that we horde in a week, please visit the link below to look at our collection.

Enjoy!

Crypto Headline Database:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XDslU2J4ipR9BawjfEAihqTusr4NZqjq4S5ALY8sMJw/edit?usp=sharing

May 22, 2018

We talk with Mahnush Movahedi of DFINITY to explain the fundamental innovation behind DFINITY's consensus system. She explains how threshold relay works, how groups are determined in consensus, and how cryptographic deterministic randomness drive consensus as a fast and light-weight substitute for Proof of Work. We learn about how this impacts the architecture for state and network protocol design. This episode really shows why Mahnush, a PhD Yale postdoctoral computer scientist with a focus on multiparty computation, would choose DFINITY as the project to join to innovate on consensus protocols.

https://dfinity.org/scholarships - DFINITY Scholarship Program
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.04548 - DFINITY Consensus System

May 22, 2018

The ninth episode of the Bitcoin Podcast Network’s music broadcast, Crypto Until Infinity, is dedicated to The Pharcyde and J Dilla. Host DJsNeverEndingStory is the cousin of The Pharcyde’s member, Brown, and uses this episode to talk about his time hanging with him in L.A. Nothing but old school hip-hip in this episode.

Join the new Telegram group at http://t.me/cryptountilinfinity
http://djsneverendingstory.com
http://musicoin.org/nav/artist/0x35326a07175d4f0cc9701057c7dad14bc377c678

Music
00:04:00 – The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
00:08:41 – The Pharcyde – Drop (prod. By J Dilla)
00:14:18 – The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (prod. By J Dilla)
00:19:15 – The Pharcyde – Bullshit (prod. By J Dilla)
00:23:26 – The Pharcyde – Y (Be Like That) (Jay Dee Remix)
00:28:20 – The Pharcyde – She Said (Jay Dee Remix)

May 20, 2018

Real Diversity in Blockchain - What does it takes and does it matter? This is a simple episode to cover a discussion to show female visibility and community in a field that’s known for combining the worst aspects of the finance and tech industries into a bro-y culture of shallow greed, sexism, pump-and-dump schemes, and crime. The main takeaway is that blockchain is a fundamental enabling technology which may be harnessed for any number of goals.

May 17, 2018

It's smack-dab in the middle of Consensus 2018 and we give our thoughts. Snoop Dogg and Lambos. And I thought crypto was about building open protocols and stuff. Ah well. Our man Kenn Bosak exposes a scammer on the conference floor and gets kicked out! Also, we chat about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reaffirming his bullish stance on Bitcoin and crypto as global payment. We tell him to put his money where his mouth is. In addition, for millions of people around the world, having what many of us consider a basic utility, i.e. good Internet and cell phone service, is unfortunately non-existent. Imagine your life without decent telecom services. You can’t talk to your friends and family. You can’t do simple things like browse the Internet, shop online, send emails or watch Netflix. And let’s not even imagine an emergency and not being able to reach out for help. Gilbert Darrell, Founder of Horizon Communications, has a global vision, and he shares it with us.

May 15, 2018

On this stupendous episode of Hashing It Out, we touch base with Hunter Prendergast and Forrest Marshall of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions about the technology behind their multi-chain blockchain service provider system. They discuss some of the economics behind developing their staking mechanism for ensuring trust in their network. We get into some of the challenges their system is tackling and it's unique approach which sets it apart from Layer 2 scaling solutions that exist.

May 14, 2018

In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future, Rhys interviews Ryan John King, the CEO and co-founder of the FOAM protocol. They chat about a variety of fascinating subjects including their new crypto-spatial coordinate standard, multi-dimensional block reward functions, and using objective TCRs as a 1D oracle for points of interest. Enjoy!

May 13, 2018

It's true, we don't talk much about Bitcoin Cash on this podcast. But, one thing is for sure, if you’re familiar with the cryptocurrency space at all, you’ve probably heard of Roger Ver. He was an early proponent of digital currencies who loudly espoused the virtues of Bitcoin back when each unit cost just a few dollars. Sure, Roger Ver is, without doubt, one of the most controversial people within the Crypto community. But his insight is valuable and since his appearance on our podcast back in 2016, a lot has changed. His fork of Bitcoin, use of the Bitcoin.com domain and his stock answers about honoring the original Satoshi White Paper have rightfully opened him up to questioning. Sit back and enjoy!

May 11, 2018

Welcome to Announcements with Host No. 2, Demetrick Ferguson, 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 Sam Williams of Arweave.org.

A new data storage blockchain protocol based on a novel proof of access consensus mechanism that creates truly permanent data storage for the first time. Now data is finally permanent, low-cost, and truly censorship free.

The blockweave is a new distributed ledger, its technological innovations elevating it beyond current blockchains, and positioning it to become the backbone of the $3 trillion data economy. The blockweave revolutionizes the traditional, useless, high-energy output of typical blockchains. The Arweave is based on a new consensus mechanism called ‘proof of access’, which instead of producing the negative externality of high energy consumption, produces a positive externality; that of low-cost, permanent on-chain storage for the very first time.

Enjoy!

Link:
arweave.org

May 11, 2018

This is a weekly headline show where Dee and Jessie Broke do their best to highlight bits of nonce-sense from Crypto News. We only choose three articles, essentially at random, from the littany of blockchain news that is syndicated throughout a week. If you are interested in all the news articles that we horde in a week, please visit the link below to look at our collection.

Enjoy!

Crypto Headline Database:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XDslU2J4ipR9BawjfEAihqTusr4NZqjq4S5ALY8sMJw/edit?usp=sharing

May 10, 2018

Hey! Just because we are 'Just 3 Guys', doesn't mean we don't believe that women’s access, participation, and leadership are critical in the global emergence of blockchain technology in our 21st century. But at the same time we don't like focusing in one just one sub-group of this space. The perfect guest to swing by is Kelcey who has built a platform dedicated to building the world’s largest community of blockchain professionals and are the creators and organizers of the inaugural ICOnference. With a career spanning more than 10 years in tech and innovation, Kelcey has worked with and advised startups of various stages as well as multinational companies.

May 8, 2018

This week's episode features Stuart Popejoy, founder of the Kadena, creator of the Pact smart contract language, and engineer/designer of the Chainweb blockchain protocol. We go in-depth on design decisions for Pact, how language simplicity impacts the security and adoption of second generation blockchains, how formal verification can be used to improve certainty in smart contracts, and the over-emphasis of Turing completeness for a very domain-specific language such as smart contracts. We go into the design behind Chainweb, an unboundedly scalable Proof of Work blockchain architecture, which expects to reach a whopping 10,000 tx/sec (864,000,000 tx/day) on its first year of release.

https://github.com/slpopejoy

May 6, 2018

We celebrate episode 200! Kenn Bosak gets a tattoo of our logo! WHAT?! Holy shit! Also, Taylor from MyCrypto swings by to let us know about the Desktop App (Alpha), which is NOW AVAILABLE! Recent events have underlined the importance of using downloadable builds, and we believe this early version of their Desktop application is a step in the right direction. Get it now: .

Also Keni Styles, former pornographic actor, swings by to give us part 2 of his story, that stemmed from episode 100. He teaches us that even in crisis, assessing situations based on allowing what is and consciously creating new action from it can be a powerful practice. We also get an update on the crypto porn community and how bad actors and practices can rewind progression.

May 4, 2018

This is a weekly headline show where Dee and Jessie Broke do their best to highlight bits of nonce-sense from Crypto News. We only choose three articles, essentially at random, from the littany of blockchain news that is syndicated throughout a week. If you are interested in all the news articles that we horde in a week, please visit the link below to look at our collection.

Enjoy!

Crypto Headline Database:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XDslU2J4ipR9BawjfEAihqTusr4NZqjq4S5ALY8sMJw/edit?usp=sharing

May 4, 2018

In the eighth episode of the Bitcoin Podcast Network’s music broadcast, Crypto Until Infinity, host DJsNeverEndingStory reflects on news over the past week dealing with Kanye West, the Music Modernization Act passed by the House of Representatives, and how blockchain startup, JAAK, wants to solve licensing issues in the music industry.

Join the new Telegram group at http://t.me/cryptountilinfinity.
http://djsneverendingstory.com
http://musicoin.org/nav/artist/0x35326a07175d4f0cc9701057c7dad14bc377c678

Music
00:00:12 – 7AM - Chances
00:07:23 – Nujabes – Aruarian Dance
00:11:24 - Masego, FKJ – Tadow
00:19:11 – Ta-ku ft. Alina Baraz – Down For You
00:22:41 – IAMDDB – More
00:25:24 – Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

If you're a singer, rapper, musician or beat-maker, and would like your music featured on the show, please contact DJsNeverEndingStory using the contact form on http://djsneverendingstory.com

May 2, 2018

Welcome to Announcements with Host No. 2, Demetrick Ferguson, 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.

This is an Announcement - for the STARTUP SOCIETIES SUMMIT. This one-of-a-kind consortium will feature the brightest minds in investment, blockchain, green technologies, NGOs and much more. MAY 9 & 10 at George Mason University.

Guests: Joe Mckinney CEO of Startup Societies
John Wise - CEO of Loci.io
John Cronin CEO of BuildCoin

Loci.io - A search engine company indexing the world's inventions and ideas with blockchain.

Buildcoin - A non-profit blockchain ecosystem for public infrastructure and construction projects. https://www.buildcoinfoundation.org/about/

Links:
https://www.startupsocieties.com/startup-societies-summit-gmu-2018/
https://loci.io/
https://www.buildcoinfoundation.org/

May 2, 2018

We had the pleasure of interviewing Zaki Manian, prolific engineer, Founder of SkuChain, Head of Tendermint Labs, Advisor on the Interchain Foundation, and Executive Directory of the Trusted IoT Alliance. Phew, that's a lot of hats. Zaki gives us a glimpse into what it's like designing a scalable, secure consensus protocol. We speak to him about the philosophy behind scaling solutions, the differences in approach to consensus mechanisms, the role of blockchain as the world grows accustom to trust, and get a really solid look into the history of the blockchain space that led to where we are today.

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