Coinme, a venture-backed crypto financial services and blockchain technology company, announced UpToken (Ticker:UP), a partnership with the cryptocurrency community to create the largest crypto ATM network in the world. As the first licensed Bitcoin ATM company in the U.S., Coinme’s proven track record and human-first approach have brought thousands of people into the growing crypto community. The UpToken sale was designed in partnership with J.R. Willett, inventor of the first token sale. We chat a bit about the history of the ICO, and ATMs in general.
We’re in the early days of a technological breakthrough that has the potential for enormous societal impact, but challenges remain. As we spent the past week in Cancun, Mexico, we cut the roundtable short, but we bring Stephen McKeon into the studio to have a healthy discussion. Stephen is an expert in topics related to corporate finance, including venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurial finance, mergers and acquisitions. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of finance. He also works in the Finance and Securities Analysis Center in the Lundquist College of Business.
DC is an Ethereum-based exchange for government currency backed crypto assets. DC assets are backed by fiat currency reserves and pegged at the value of the fiat currency they represent. CEO, Alex Wearn, is an expert at managing teams in the design and delivery of cutting edge software products. He joins us for a great, engaging conversation. One of the key ideas here is to protect against exchange risk whenever the asset has to reside on the blockchain for a period of time. And so on.
Christians make up 1/3 the global population. The number one bible website gets over 1.5 BILLION PAGES VIEWS per year. I'll let you do the math on the CPM at $4. That's just for Bible reading. We get that this may not be for everyone but to be so short sided. Christ Coin is the first pre-mined Christian-based Cryptocurrency. It is used to financially reward people who read the Bible, post/view content and interact with the community on the Life Change Platform. Luke Forstmann, co-founder, comes from an extraordinary lineage of family committed to working in the philanthropic and financial fields. He was kind enough to come on this week to talk shop!
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.
Algebraix Data will enable individuals to own and monetize their personal data. The company’s secure, permission-based ad network will be enabled by blockchain and the new ALX cryptocurrency. The network will be powered by the company’s unique, patented Data Algebra technology. The SAFT involves the issuance of 5 billion ALX Tokens to investors, and comes in advance of a public offering of the tokens to take place in several months. Think of it as the ALX Token being the oil that fuels the network. CEO Charlie Silver and Robin Bloor come on to explain the SAFT and prepare for their launch this week!
In this episode, Evan talks to Adam Nestler from Skedaddle. They’re launching the Kudos Protocol because they’ve seen how service-oriented economies could use a decentralized tipping and reputation protocol. It’s a very interesting and ambitious project about moving from tipping to a blockchain protocol.
With a Top 10 Billboard album (The Harmony Epoch), Preston didn't become the full essence of DJsNeverEndingStory until his mind, body, and spirit was stripped to its most vulnerable and meek point. In this rebirth comes music that tells his story without words. It is ambient hip-hop that can only be felt. We use this episode to chat about growing pains, going from homeless soul-searching in Los Angeles to life changing moments after getting involved in crypto.
Ian Balina is our special guest this week. A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, “money-ball” approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales (ICOs). We chat about what is hot at the moment, a little investment advice and what its like to invest $100,000 to $3 million in promising blockchain startup’s token sales (successfully!).
In addition, Richard Jacobs joins us for the roundtable! He is an entrepreneur, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and publisher of the Crypto News Insider newsletter, and host of the FutureTech Podcast.
What’s so exciting about Grid+ is that they’re seeking to make Ethereum usable by the masses while lowering the price consumers pay for electricity.
In this episode, I talk to Karl Kreder and Alex Miller from Grid+ about how exactly they can lower the price of electricity, how Grid+ is the fruition of many ConsenSys power projects, and perhaps most importantly how their agent can make blockchains more usable and more secure.
The much-anticipated Token Creation Event for BlockMason’s Credit Protocol has been bolstered by a dramatic development. The token sale contract is ready! They have already distinguished itself by offering their token sale to the public in the United States, in what is believed to be one of the first U.S. securities law compliant digital asset sales. Jared and Timothy are startup founders, technical experts, and business development specialists -- so we get them in the studio to dive deep into the plan at hand!
With multiple fields of analysis when trading, it is often difficult for traders to decide how much weight they should put into each one when pulling the trigger. This week we help answer that question with the 80-20 rule and some trading history. This subject comes up multiple times a week during our trading sessions and this week we have Jason's take on trading analysis.
Since token sales have become Ethereum’s first killer app, I’d argue that the Cofound.it token is the ERC20 token that has the highest current network usage value. Using the CFI token, Priority Pass makes it possible for blockchain projects to build communities and network effects on the Cofound.it platform.
Jan and I talk about how his background prepared him to lead Cofound.it, and why he’s motivated to make Cofound.it a platform that breaks down international boundaries to startup financing.
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.