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The Bitcoin Podcast Network is a collection of long form conversation format podcasts on bitcoin, blockchain, ethereum and everything in between. Shows include The Bitcoin Podcast, Buy or Sell, What the Hell?, On-Ramping with Dee, An Ethereum Podcast, BlockChannel, and more.
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Jan 21, 2018

This week we take a look at the Solve.Care platform which can improve health outcomes through effective care coordination while empowering the consumer to effectively manage their healthcare decisions. We return home from Miami while we attended the North American Bitcoin Conference where we saw Solve.Care give a great speech and we continue to question ourselves about how exactly can we make access to the best healthcare an inherent right and not a privilege?

Jan 18, 2018

How does a governance project think about governance?

I wanted to talk to Aragon because long-term governance is one of the long-term challenges that we haven’t yet solved but need to in order to achieve the web3 vision of decentralizing the internet.

Join us to hear more about their new grants program, Aragon Nest as well as how they continue to think about how they are in the process of transforming their DAO-producing organization into a DAO.

Jan 16, 2018

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Petty and Demetrick finally sit down with our first female guest on the show, Kristen Stone from Coinbase. Don’t judge us, we’re gonna ensure she’s not the last, not to worry. Kristen took time in her busy day working hard behind the scenes to help build and scale Coinbase, to discuss with us her past, insights on Coinbase’s day-to-day culture, and how our rapidly evolving industry can work to empower, involve, and create an inviting environment for more brilliant women such as herself. It’s a very enlightening episode into what it’s like at Coinbase, as well as how we all can be advocates to create a more diverse mind-share as we all continue to scale socially.

Show Links:
Coinbase: Coinbase.com
Women in Blockchain: www.meetup.com/Women-in-Blockchain/

Intro/Outro Music “HBH” by Meech: Ovaeastmeech — Hbh-prod-by-mic-lee

Show Sponsor(s):
Bitcoin Cash: 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.

Jan 16, 2018

Paul Spadone is an Engineering Manager based in Houston, Texas. He also a a close friend of Dee's. They went through the suck in ROTC together.

Jan 15, 2018

Lauren Slade is the co founder of the Decentralized Art Shows, a grassroots effort to built the culture in the cryptocurrency community, hands on. Using local meetups and combining the art world with the blockchain industry has, so far, proven itself successful in acceptance and adoption. Artist want to sell their goods or services and crypto enthusiast want to buy goods and services with their cryptocurrencies. It's a win-win.

If you're in the Miami area make sure you check out the Decentralized Art Shows.

Jan 14, 2018

This week, Lightning Network ramping up, this implies "centralized channels" of near free transactions, a slight on staking. Scaling is coming, ladies and gentlemen. In addition, Edmund John Lowell has founded the SelfKey Foundation to enable self sovereign digital identity initiatives for unlocking new human potential and radically enabling financial inclusion. He swings by the studio to discuss a range of topics including digital identity, Self-Sovereign Identity Management, Offshore corporations, second passports and more.

Jan 10, 2018

The boys chat about current events and then discuss Internxt! They are starting to work on helping shape a new internet with the creation of distributed internet services that are attractive for the mass-market. CEO and Founder, Mr. Fran Villalba Segarra joins us as our special guest this week.

In addition, Taylor from MyEtherWallet.com, joins us for the roundtable post-interview to discuss the meteoric rise of ETH past $1,000!

Jan 8, 2018

Today we talk with Fred Dionne from DubDub. As the web becomes increasingly cluttered with out of touch content, invalid traffic and pointless attention based metrics, advertisers, content creators and publishers struggle to find the proper way to reach consumers. Sensory and content overload make it almost impossible to captivate and monetize audiences looking for targeted experiences.

The IVEP’s economy will be tokenized and centered around dubtokens. A dubtoken is a multi-faceted unit of account offered to members of the IVEP Crypto Association with various utility, consumptive, trust, governance, transfer, growth incentive and loyalty attributes. Its holder has the right and limited license to use the IVEP protocol together with the underlying services offered by the community through a newly introduced decentralized application store (dApp Store).

Enjoy!

Jan 7, 2018

Happy New Year, folks! Let's talk about Marketing in 2018 - lots of topics in this episode as Jeremy Epstein joins us. For example, we talk a bit about what Bitcoin Cash needs to do to increase their marketing efforts. Branding: you need to convince people that a "new product" (Bcash) is worth more than 9 years old recognized one (Bitcoin). There's coins that are cheaper and faster than both the Bitcoin and BCH and didn't succeeded in this mission after years; Branding is an issue. That's why it's going to take promotion and demand from users. All this and more!

https://venturebeat.com/author/jeremy-epstein-never-stop-marketing/

Dec 31, 2017

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.

Dec 24, 2017

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.

Dec 22, 2017

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.

Dec 21, 2017

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.

Dec 19, 2017

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.

Show Links:

NuCypher Site: https://www.nucypher.com/

Intro/Outro Music “Part Two” by Meech: https://soundcloud.com/ovaeastmeech/part-two?in=ovaeastmeech/sets/truecolours

Show Sponsor(s):

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.

Dec 17, 2017

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!

Dec 11, 2017

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.

Dec 10, 2017

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).

Dec 10, 2017

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.

Nov 23, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty sit down with Mahesh Murthy, CEO and Founder of Zastrin.com. If you’ve ever used Code Academy or Udemy to get up to speed on a technical topic, then you’ll love Zastrin. His platform has been bootstrapped, designed, built, and managed from the ground up, solo dolo. Mahesh is a gift to the Ethereum community; his dedication has created many new novice and intermediate developers, on-boarding them into this exciting new way to build applications that are globally accessible. Come learn how you can join the fun and become an Ethereum developer yourself.

Show Links:
Zastrin: Zastrin.com
Promo: Use code “BlockChannel” to save 50% off all courses.

Intro/Outro music “If You Leave” by Dee Lilly: Deelilly — If-you-leave-ft-quez-xone-white

Show Sponsor(s):
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

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.

Oct 27, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with tech veteran Adi Sideman, as we discuss his latest project “Props” by the existing company “YouNow”. Props plans to be a live streaming video platform/social network with built in rewards and incentives powered by their ERC20 “Props” token. Listen as we dig in and try to figure out whats got Union Square Ventures and Comcast Ventures excited; while getting the lowdown on the technical aspirations behind the platform.

Show Links:

Props Website: www.propsproject.com
Props Telegram: t.me/propsproject

Intro/Outro music “Tempo” by Zip K: Iamzipk — Zip-k-tempo-prod-by-l3no

Show Sponsor(s):
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

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.

Oct 16, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty sit down with the Founder and CEO of Spankchain, Ameen Soleimani. Spankchain is a platform for monetized webcam streaming; utilizing what are called Ethereum “state channels” to facilitate realtime payments over live-streaming adult video content. Spankchain also plans to debut the first ever “state-channel ICO” which will enable them to more precisely price their token before it reaches market, alleviate congestion on the Ethereum network, and hopefully invite others to adopt similar strategies as the ecosystem works to scale ICO’s accordingly. A very insightful episode, on a taboo topic. But hey, that’s what makes it fun; also there are a lot of puns this episode, so yeah be ready.

Show Links:
Spankchain: spankchain.com/
Spankchain State Channel ICO Contract: github.com/SpankChain/sc_aucti…5feaad72c28fe7d3317

Intro/Outro Music “Window” by Abhi the Nomad: Abhithenomad — Window

Show Sponsor(s):
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

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.

Oct 14, 2017

On this episode of CoinScore, McKie and Dee are joined by Aram Barnett of Alluminate/CoinScore. Aram’s company have a multiple strategic business units, and one we’re really excited about it CoinScore. Their platform will be a Bloomberg like solution for analyzing crypto coins/tokens, providing information and tools for institutional investors, private investors, and more. A platform this robust deserves a discussion (we got a sneak peak). CoinScore launches late-October, this should get you excited for it — and show you just how hard some of us hustle in this industry.

Show Link(s):

CoinScore: www.alluminate.io/coinscore
Alluminate: www.alluminate.io

Intro/Outro Music “Prosper” by Russ: Russ — Prosper-prod-scott-storch

Show Sponsor(s):
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

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.

Oct 5, 2017

Today we hear from Ted Livingston, who founded Kik interactive in 2009 to address the problem of chat between blackberry, android and iPhone. Since then their chat app, Kik, has exploded in popularity, experiencing use by up to 40% of US teenagers.

In 2015 Tencent, the builder of Chinese chat giant Wechat, purchased a 5% stake in the company at a Billion dollar valuation. A move that some are saying has anointed Kik as the Wechat of the west. It’s interesting to see the youth focus with One Direction leading their award winning marketing campaign of 2014 .

Kik is a somewhat anonymous platform, with it’s own economy in which stickers are traded and users can be charged for access to certain chat rooms.

By launching the Kik in-app currency, Kin, as a cryptocurrency, Kik interactive aims to enable the Kik micro-economy to grow independently and organically. The Token launch ended recently with nearly one hundred million USD equivalent raised. No surprises there. What is interesting is that registered contributors numbered over 10,000 and resided in over 100 countries, indicating that the currency is indeed broadly distributed compared to other tokens. Though, my guess is it’s concentrated in the hands of speculators, rather than the 15 million community participants.

This episode was recorded over two months ago so it’s interesting to look back from the other side of the Token Launch and see Ted’s claims of broad distribution validated.

kin.kik.com

consensys.net
consensysmedia.net
etherreview.info
https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2

Sep 27, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Corey Petty, and Dee sit down with Jonathan Chou from Bee Token. Jon is working with a word-class team of Silicon Valley engineers and designers on a AirBnB-esque service for the Ethereum public blockchain; complete with its own token, of course! We discuss his background, vision for the platform, and what lead up to its creation. At some point, McKie copies the voice of the pervert from Family Guy, the moviephone guys voice, and Dee pretends he’s DMX. It’s a fun candid discussion on a great use-case for Ethereum, one with a solid pedigree. Is this where finally token sales become Silicon Valley-ized? Let’s find out.

Show Links:

Official Website: http://thebeetoken.com

Intro/Outro Music “Chucky Brown” By Woody Allen:https://soundcloud.com/wk1812/chuck-brown

Show Sponsor(s):
Status Messaging Client: status.im
Status Developer Documentation: wiki.status.im/contributing/deve…ent/introduction/

Sep 15, 2017

In today’s long overdue, landmark episode we are joined by an international panel of leaders in fin-tech and blockchain law:

Claire WivellHannah Glass (Australia), Alex Simms (New Zealand), Peter van Valkenburgh (USA), and James Duchenne (USA/Mauritius)

The theme for the discussion was regulatory sandboxes — frameworks for enabling businesses to operate in a deregulated environment. The goal is to allow legislative bodies to develop an understanding of new businesses before regulating them. We have seen a successful example in the United Kingdom, but Australia’s efforts to replicate this have not been so successful. Claire Wivell explains why.

We follow this with a discussion of the unique environments of Australia, Mauritius, Singapore and Dubai. New Zealand unfortunately is not so interesting at this stage (both Alex Simms and myself have independently been involved in some interesting conversations since this episode was recorded so watch this space).

We conclude that a US regulatory sandbox is impossible due to the interaction of federal and state legislation and the complexity of their enforcement agencies. However, there is hope if a bright line can be defined between the regulation of custodial and non-custodial businesses

consensys.net
consensysmedia.net
etherreview.info
https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2

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