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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.”
UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar comes on our podcast to talk about his newest venture. In addition to being a crypto enthusiast and trader, he is now co-owner of The Legends Room, which is a world class Las Vegas gentlemen’s cabaret re-imagined using blockchain technology. That's right my friend, the world's first crypto gentlemen's club! As we have covered in previous episodes of this podcast, sex workers in the desert mecca of hedonism have been using bitcoin for several years, now businesses, including strip clubs, are implementing the cryptocurrency networks for anonymous transactions.
On this episode of Buy or Sell WTH we talk about what is "money", including the heated debate between gold and digital currencies. Jason, an institutional trader for over ten years, gives his take on the subject. And of course this episode includes a list of our buys for the week and a discussion about what made us interested in them.
150 episodes baby! Help us celebrate by joining us as we BS and reminisce on past episodes and how far both bitcoin and us, have come. Then we invite a Grammy Award winning musician in the studio to join us in the fun. RAC’s (real name André Allen Anjos) released his fifth LP titled EGO back in July and what makes this particular release so special is because he ended up releasing the 1st complete music album using the ethereum blockchain. But, let's be real, you can find plenty of articles online claiming “blockchain” will benefit artists. There are fewer with specifics on how.
Ben is everyone's favorite crypto truck driver! Don't take my word for it, tune in and you'll find out for yourself. Due diligence, and what not... Ben is well known on FaceBook and still coming outta his YouTube shell. He creates content that is as informative as it is entertaining. The man knows how to make an audience laugh, while dropping knowledge bombs. Since Ben is a fan of Litecoin and speaks about it often, I invited him onto my show to pick his brain. Get ready to laugh as much as learn in this week's Not Another Bitcoin Interview with Ben Semchee!!! Please comment thoughts, thanks.
Meet Clark, an East Coast musician with a bitcoin itch that needs a scratch. As a musician, a professional musician, he has noticed the trend that musicians tend to be behind the 8-ball when it comes to technological trends. He left this talk knowing more about crypto than he did before the talk, which is the aim. Have a listen!
This week we dive deep into Rivetz which secures your app with built-in hardware security, creating a decentralized & hardware-based cybersecurity ecosystem! In addition we analyze the recent Joe Rogan episode where gold bug Peter Schiff makes a fool of himself with his flibber flabber bitcoin argument. We go in!
So who is our guest this week? Steven Sprague, CEO of Rivetz Corp. and former president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. For 14 years, is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms. Which is good, because a lot of this stuff goes over Marcello's head.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.