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The Bitcoin Podcast

The Bitcoin Podcast is a long form conversation format analysis on bitcoin, blockchain, ethereum and everything in between. Past guests include Andreas Antonopoulos, Roger Ver, Imogen Heap, Lil' B, Jon Fitch, Brock Pierce, Perianne Boring, James D'Angelo, Emin Gün Sirer, and more. Hosted by Marcello Milteer, Demetrick Ferguson, and Corey Petty.
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Apr 28, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty are joined by John Lilic of ConsenSys. John’s role has been busy working to proliferate their vision for Ethereum everywhere, all over the globe across various enterprise sectors. They’ve been very successful thus far (have you seen the price of ETH? lol jk); so John fills us in our their vision for ensuring as the Ethereum ecosystem matures, no one is left behind. Very eye opening discussion on just how far ConsenSys is going to embed Ethereum, everywhere.

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ConsenSys: consensys.com

Intro/Outro Music “Coffee” by Masego/Medasin: Officialmedasin — Coffee-ft-masego

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Apr 20, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty put on their hella skeptical caps, and sit down with Galen and Curtis from the Urbit project. Urbit claims/seeks to be a “virtual land in the clouds” that will enable siloed, encapsulated computing environments for users. They believe in a new type of digital freedom; and even the mere mention of freedom gets out American blood boiling with excitement 🇺🇸, so of course had to chat and get an in-depth breakdown into crazy new adventure they’re embarking on. Confused? We we’re, but we’re onboard now. Hopefully you will be too.

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Urbit Website: https://www.urbit.org/
Urbit Blog: https://www.urbit.org/blog/
Ethereum: http://ethereum.org

Intro/Outro Music “The Feeling” by Aaron London & Boadi: https://soundcloud.com/boadimusic/the-feeling-prod-by-aaron-london-boadi-1

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Apr 14, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to have a chat with Jarrad Hope and Carl Bennetts of Status. After many reschedules due to their non-stop hustling the past few months since the announcement of their project — we got the scoop. We get an inside look into how Jarrad and Carl met, insights on the projects, and their vision for the platform in the future. Messaging applications are all the rage lately, and by embedding decentralization applications (DApps) into the heart of the experience, you get whole new type of platform — and we think that’s going to game changing for Ethereum.

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Status.im: status.im
Status Blog: blog.status.im/
Status Slack: slack.status.im/

Into/Outro Music “You Really Helped Me” by Faruhdey: Faruhdey — You-really-helped-me

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Apr 12, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee & Dr. Petty are joined by Jake Brukhman of Coinfund. Jake is a crypto nerd (an honorable title) with a mission to bring sound investment practices to interested investors/technologists/tech junkies like yourself. He walks us through his credentials, then breaks down his plans for CoinFund going forward into the picture; as well as his personal perspectives for the future of the crypto space.

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CoinFund Website: http://coinfund.io
CoinFund Medium: https://medium.com/@coinfund_io

Intro/Outro Music “Have to Go” by Faruhdey: https://soundcloud.com/faruhdey/have-to-go?in=faruhdey/sets/shirley

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Apr 3, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty sit down with Shawn Wilkinson of Storj. Storj is a decentralized cloud storage provider that was created back in 2014. Since its inception, Storj has been hard at work on creating “cloud farms” of user submitted disk storage, where individuals who “rent’ out their additional disk space can receive monetary incentives for supporting the network. Originally built on XCP (Counterparty), Storj now plans to make a migration away from the now abandoned project (XCP is platform created originally on the bitcoin blockchain), and move their token and service over to Ethereum, to leverage its smart contracting capabilities, and reduced fees.

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Show Link(s):

Storj: storj.io
Ethereum: ethereum.org
CounterParty: counterparty.io/
Swarm: swarm-gateways.net/bzz:/theswarm.eth/

Intro/Outro Music “Wait Luther by Faruhdey: Faruhdey — Wait-luther-outro

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Mar 21, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty are joined by Richard Craib. Richard is the mind behind “Numerai”; an AI-based hedge fund that feeds off of data science and machine-learning modeling. Models that are used on Numerai for algorithmic trading are submitted by users (Data Scientists) on the platform, where they are rewarded “Numeraire” tokens for successful modeling. Numeraire is not a currency in itself; the tokens are used for Data Scientists to essentially “bet” on their own machine learning models and how well they’d actually perform on a live market with real money. This form of “staking” allows the scientist to essentially receive a dividend of sorts for their successful modeling. As the success of Numerai grows, so will the overall proportion of funds being paid off to data scientists.

This project is made possible my utilizing the Ethereum public chain; we believe it’s a ground-breaking concept, one that hopefully is replicated across other hard sciences. Dive in and keep an open-mind!

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Intro/Outro Music “Comeback” by Umai: Thebaygerian – Comeback-1

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Mar 18, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty sit down with Vlad Zamfir in their studio (not really, but if ETH keeps going up, maybe). The topic of the show revolves around Vlad Zamfir, his background, brief history -- and discussions around his research for the Ethereum Foundation for Proof of Stake. Vlad also shares his thoughts on the current scaling debate occurring in Bitcoin, and his opinions on PoW (spoilers: he doesn't like).

Show Links:

Ethereum Foundation: www.ethereum.org/foundation
Vlad's Blog: https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir
Vlad's Twitter: twitter.com/VladZamfir

Intro/Outro Music "C'est La Via" by Umai

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CryptoDex: www.cryptodex.io/

Mar 7, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty interview Ryan Shea, Co-Founder of Blockstack. Blockstack is a decentralized web browsing experience brought to you by the power of blockchain technology. Ryan and his other Co-Founder, Muneeb Ali, both share a vision of a decentralized web; one where individuals control the data that encapsulates their private identities. Learn how they plan to create this system with Blockstack, and how they grew to begin this great venture.

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Intro/Outro Music by Umai: Thebaygerian – 002-chief-umeh-x-typicalshit

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Feb 22, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Petty speak with George Li and Patrick Long of WeTrust.io in this jam packed double-header. George and Patrick fill us in on their impressive educational backgrounds, where their idea for WeTrust originated from, their upcoming token launch, P2P lending, and much more. If you're curious how P2P technologies like Ethereum can enable next generation low-cost financial services, this is the episode for you. And, if it's not, it should be.

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Intro/Outro Music "Forecast" by Umai: Thebaygerian – Forecast-prod-by-ayok-kids

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Feb 20, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with Vaughn McKenzie of Jaak.io. Jaak is an upcoming content and media rights management platform built on top of various Ethereum technologies. Vaughn believes technology to more adeptly get creators paid for the digital works is a major need for the entertainment industry. Listen as he tells us his first ventures in entrepreneurship, his vision for smart content, and Jaak.io in the future.

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Feb 17, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with James Wo, President of Huiyin Blockchain Ventures (HBV). HBV is a venture capital firm under their China based parent company, Huiyin Group. They've secured $80million to begin investing in bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based technologies, with hopes to accelerate bitcoin adoption in and outside of China. James gives us insights into HBV's vision for companies they wish to invest in, investments they've made thus far, and his thoughts on bitcoin in general. There are some great insights on the Chinese perspective of bitcoin, a very educational episode.

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Feb 8, 2017

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty hangout and chat with Marco Cuesta of FirstBlood.io. FirstBlood is a P2P betting platform for e-sports that is built on Ethereum smart contracts. Marco and his team are looking to bring e-sports straight to the 22nd century, and make it easy to bet (legally) with your friends in your favorite games like DOTA and Counter-Strike. Hangout with us as we learn the ins and out on bringing more diverse communities to the Ethereum ecosystem.


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