Technology’s greatest potential is to increase the ability and ease with which connections are forged and understanding between people is built. That's why every move in (Jeremy Epstein) our guest this week's career has been a step forward on a clear-cut mission—to inspire people. In addition, Jihan Wu is under electron-microscope scrutiny right now. Listen in and hear what we have to say!
Blockchain startup Ubitquity has announced it will overhaul the land registrar offices of two Brazilian municipalities by embedding land ownership information into the bitcoin blockchain. Ubitquity founder Nathan Wosnack and Marina Reznek shared with us the first Brazilian property embedded into bitcoin blockchain using the real estate registry platform which was published a few days ago.
This week we sit down with former Wall St. trader and now Bitcoin expert, Tone Vays. We talk about his stance on drugs, Roger Ver debates, and of course, the technical aspects on what makes crypto tick nowadays. Let’s move this discussion beyond Roger Ver’s complaints of not being able to make micro transactions On-Chain and move straight to the Chinese Miners and more specifically Bitmain. They not only manage the biggest mining pool in the space, they are also the predominant chip maker that most of the world uses to then compete with them for global hash rate. They have already demonstrated that they don’t care about clearing transaction by not mining full blocks, so what can be their motivation for wanting Bigger Blocks? Press play to get the low-down.
Nate Dogg said it best: 'Smoke weed everyday'. Well, at least the legal kind, right? Well this episode, it's blockchain meets cannabis as The TOKES Platform provides a digital currency solution dedicated to the Cannabis Industry via a token called, you guessed it, “TOKES.” With this episode, we invite Michael Wagner on to facilitate the necessary education and training to secure and protect digital assets. Also, our faith in bitcoin is kind of in limbo. UH OH!
Coming BACK to the show for a second go-around, our guest was there when bitcoin was trading at 600 when he shorted it. He was there when market went deep bear below 200 when he went long. He was there when bitfinex allowed him to trade at a leverage of more than 6:1. Amateur traders like his old self don’t survive long enough to tell stories later. Well, later is here. And stories we shall tell.
It came to me when I was sitting in the shower, and I couldn't stop laughing about it. The juxtaposition of an educational website with an egregious grammatical error is immensely satisfying, and also acts as a reminder that seriousness doesn't help you to learn anything. That is the explanation of our guest today, Greg Walker a.k.a. inersha, about why he started a Bitcoin website. Bitcoin is currently the biggest possible challenge at this moment in time for explaining how something works, so here we go, PABS!
The Monolith Studio is a Web3 venture production studio. It’s sole purpose is to materialize Ethereum’s transcendental potential by creating next generation Ethereum powered products and platforms for the end-user, on the Web3. It represents a generational leap from traditional debit cards by putting the user back in control, offering an entire platform of features and setting the bar for security. Hot diggity! Who better to have on the show than Mel Gelderman, co-founder of Monolith Studio?! Let's get into it, folks!
Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet: a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. And yet, Marcello finds his faith wavering. This new dynamic enters the scene as the boys debate on the future of the currency. In addition, we have another interview. Adam Draper is the founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist. If anyone can create an Iron Man suit, it's him.
This week, Corey talks with Evan Van Ness, the creator of the "This Week in Ethereum" newsletter, a popular newsletter that recaps the highlights and activities of the Ethereum community. Evan is a constant contributor to the space, and wanted to create something "to keep people off of Reddit," so we talk about how he got into the space, and where he thinks its going. Also, Dee visits Corey in Maryland to record the very first TBP studio recording. Too bad its only for a little bit, we know how much you love our chocalately voices.
Coming back to the show, Alena Vranova will no longer serve as the CEO of SatoshiLabs. In her first media appearance since that decision, we dive into what is next for her. Alena will start working independently and will focus exclusively on her new business ideas related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The main plan for the first half of 2017 is to develop the TREZOR 2 into a full product, ready to ship to you! BUT, that ain't what we's about this week.
Ethereum is all-the-rage within the crypto community and with ConsenSys fueling the fire, things are looking mighty bright. Amanda Gutterman from ConsenSys joins Corey, to discuss decentralizing the world. ConsenSys wants to help Devs build DAPPs that handle peer-2-peer transactions based on reputable information on the Ethereum Network. DAPPs are decentralized applications built on blockchain technology. The Ethereum Network is a blockchain built for storing decentralized information. With all that said, you gonna learn today!
When I dove down the rabbit hole of Bitcoin in late 2013, Andreas' YouTube talks and podcasts pulled me further in. He swings by the show again to tell us a bit about the current scene of crypto and to talk a bit about his new book, The Internet of Money. In addition, in a few days we'll be in DC to celebrate Equibit and the opening date of their official ICO! Matt McKibbin swings by the show to talk a bit about it. If you want to participate sign up here - https://ico.equibit.org/
Back in 2013, everyone was sure bitcoin was the next big thing. Then the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, imploded, and everyone was sure bitcoin was dead. Pundits tend to think that way: you’re It, or you’re not. The reality of it is a little different. But not for one man. Arthur leads ConsenSys Media, the in house media outlet and produces the ConsenSys State Change podcast.
This week we dig deep into what is known as a tech revolution. You see, Bruce Pon, has helped to build a dozen bank and industry startups while working with leading companies. He is an advisor / investor to six startups. He believes (as do we) that Blockchain will usher in the era of decentralized computing. He is the founder of BigchainDB! BigchainDB was built as a result of seeing scalability as a fundamental barrier to wider adoption of blockchain technologies. Our patent-pending approach to “blockchainify” databases give enterprises the possibility to get up and running with blockchain technologies quickly.
Remember when we talked about Ujo Music a few weeks back? Well, let's apply these services and get some feedback from an audience that could benefit from it. Our guest is a proud creative leader in the city of Austin, and obviously, a proud hip-hop artist who is striving to break into the industry. In 2015, Chris Omenihu founded Human Influence in order to create a platform on which to speak, sing and spread his message about cultural inclusivity. So if anyone can appreciate what we do, and take time out to listen to new technologies, it is him.
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Hackers in modern world are different. They regularly run marathons to figure out, who is the best of them in hacking Blockchain projects. Are they all criminals or programming scientists? Are they all dark personalities? Or are they looking at solving software vulnerabilities too? Roman Mandeleil, CEO & Founder of <ether.camp>, participates in the development of decentralized applications and new technologies in business. Oh, and he just so happens to be our guest this week.
You might see Vitalik Buterin's father, but what we see is a guy who likes to answer support emails and sometimes support calls as it gives him first-hand understanding of people's needs, which he feeds back to the design and development team, and uses in his role as a product manager. Someone like him adds value to our podcast, and we take full advantage of that. We ring in the new year by getting a forecast on this crypto space and chatting with Dmitry Buterin.
Have you seen the price of bitcoin? *screams with happiness* *passes out* Truely a holiday gift from above, we have lots to talk about. Picture now, a perfect cozy yule log fireplace scene, I just topped off your eggnog, and you're settled in for a nice long bitcoin conversation between friends. Elias Player, who just happens to be a listener who chats with us in our slack, is our guest this X-Mas day as we dive deep into all thing bitcoin.
For many people, music is what’s on the radio, and for some, music is therapy, a drug, and life itself. So yes, it is important to talk this week about how exactly blockchain means for Music. Nowadays people just expect blockchain technology to fix everything, but sometime between then and bedtime, the blockchain has made patching up the music industry its creative outlet. his week, we start by having the Co-founder of Ujo Music, Mr. Jesse Grushack on to tell us a bit more of this topic.
This episode is a behind the scenes unveiling for life after a purchased bitcoin. While browsing my Twitter feed I came across an entrepreneur who was trying to find more info using blockchain in his country. His country just happened to be Cambodia, which stands as the 15th most corrupt nation in the world. Perhaps it was fate which made us meet Rithy Thul, co-founder of Smallworld Cambodia. In addition, our special guest this week is Stephen Pair who has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries. He is the co founder and president of BitPay! Say Whaaa!
Lots to talk about this week as Marcello denounces his support for Augur over the lack of compassion the CEO has for a former employee who now fears for the safety of his life. In addition, a federal judge orders Coinbase to turn over bitcoin user data (audience gasps!) and since we love the boys over at Lawnmower.io, we invite their mentor Jack Tater on the show. Jack runs a leading market research firm, GEM Research Solutions, which provides market research services to all size businesses in numerous industries.
ARK is launching its own Blockchain which aims to be a Bridge between other Blockchains such as Bitcoin, Lisk, Ethereum, Waves etc. and is aiming to help make the adoption process of Crypto Currencies move even faster by allowing users to use multiple blockchains in only one place, ARK. They provide users with innovative use cases through the development and integration of technologies that power the blockchain universe. Highly flexible and adaptable, ARK is a secure platform designed for mass adoption and will deliver the services that consumers want. Our guest today is Mike Doty who sees digital currencies as a means to promote a fair, decentralized economy dates back to the late 90s.
Coming back to the show is CEO Chris Horlacher! EDC is the company behind Equibit, a peer-to-peer securities registry that works alongside bitcoin and Bitmessage to deliver a complete investor relations service to private issuers. But, the epic and unpredictable adventures of John McAfee have taken their most startling turn yet: McAfee has been hired as the company’s chief security officer! However there was alot of miscommunication - Equibit issued a clarification to their previous press release to clarifying that McAfee would be only an adviser to the company’s board and not an actual employee. McAfee even said: “I regret the confusion." Also discussed amongst the boys: Is Morgan Stanley about to part ways with its banking brethren and R3?
100 episodes. 100 EPISODES! Milestone! This week we chat about Segwit and the ongoing story that the U.S. government filed a civil petition yesterday in federal court seeking disclosure of all Coinbase U.S. customers' records over a three year period. What does this mean for you? Also, joining us in the studio is porn legend Keni Styles! Be careful Googling the name, you’ll get an eyeful. This episode will give you the most unique perspective into the financial struggles of being unbanked in the digital era.
Shh, enough bitcoin noise. What‘s happening on the Ethereum Network? Alex Leverington from the Golem project joins Corey and Dee to talk about distributed computing. WTF is distributed computing? Listen to the episode and find out, duh. You’ll hear Corey in his element talking about coding and programming, which gives him the upper hand in this almost interrogation like interview.