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.
WAAAAAY back on episode #15 we had Jonathan Chester from Bitwage come on in 2015. At that time, Bitwage performed over $1 million in payroll transactions. Fast forward to 2017, he is back on the show and they have now processed more than $4.5 billion worth of payments to date. Quite the leap, eh? If that growth wasn't impressive enough, Mr. Chester talks to us about expanding BitWages' European footprint with a launch in the UK.
NEUFUND is building a blockchain-based and investor-directed platform which bridges the worlds of blockchain and venture capital. Our tech & legal platform enables the creation and operation of a new kind of VC fund. One that unlocks the resources of cryptocurrency and blockchain to fund startups and all forms of technological innovation and disruption. You might remember Moritz pillaging around Brazil teaching but now he has relocated to Europe, where he is now a renaissance man, a side-kick to the founder in explaining Blockchain to the world. Joining us is also Marcin Rudolf, serial CTO and startup founder.
This week on the show is Margaux Avedisian is a bitcoin investor, founder of two bitcoin-related companies and an adviser and director at others. But what sets her apart is this unique job title: bitcoin comedian. She performed in May at Consensus 2017 (where Corey first met her), a New York conference dedicated to all things bitcoin and blockchain (that’s the ledger used for bitcoin transactions), where no explanations for her jokes were needed. Ms. Avedisian has traveled the world using bitcoin, accepts tips in the form of the cryptocurrency and has worked at every level of the industry. We talk, Ripple, ICO, investing, jokes and jokes and jokes and more.
Guests: Eamon Leonard, Pascal Leblanc, and Pierre-Etienne Vachon
Welcome to Announcements with Dr. Petty, a show that provides you details on current events, upcoming projects in the blockchain space, and token offering details. We are attempting to provide you with details and information from the people who are creating projects, and we are not giving advice. Please do proper due diligence when considering investments.
Today we talk with Eamon Leonard, Pascal Leblanc, and Pierre-Etienne Vachon from Impak Finance, a new bank attempting to merge cryptocurrencies and the impact economy. They want the benefits of cryptocurrency to help fuel them and their community finance projects that make a positive impact on the world. Impak will be launching a crowdsale on June 26th for the MPK token, a token built on the WAVES platform.
Come listen and get answers straight from the horse’s mouth. Enjoy!
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Coming back to the show THREEPEAT — its only been a month between appearances, but we were eager to get him back on. Jeremy Epstein is CEO of Never Stop Marketing which provides blockchain marketing and consulting. With 20+ years of international marketing experience it has led to speaking engagements in over 15 countries, working at Microsoft, led marketing at Sprinklr — basically when he talks you listen. All three hosts are here for the interview, which is rare, so tune in as we tackle, sales funnels, segwit, ICO's, and more!
Shortly after Ethereum launched, Taylor built MyEtherWallet.com with her partner because she wasn't confident with command-line. MyEtherWallet is a “do-it-yourself-&-secure-it-yourself” FREE Ethereum wallet that is extremely easy to use. So obviously, we gots ta talk about it. ICO Woes included. Also we talk about Tropic Thunder, and who can sing R&B better. It gets serious.
This week the boys welcome back to the show and interview Erik Voorhees of the instant, trustless cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift.io about their new venture, Prism, which is a trustless means of holding multiple assets via ShapeShift.io and its own Ethereum token. Also we talk about how a person brand new to crypto, how easy the process really is. Spoiler alert: It's not. Are there any real world solutions? Also we slam Ethereum Chamber scamming everyone and we talk about Sean Paul's (remember him?) accent during breakfast.
SPHRE aims to sort through the tangles and knots that are clogging progress by identifying and addressing the issues at hand. It's been awhile since we talk about AirBitz, but our guest this week, CEO Daren Seymour, has partnered up with them. The partnership will allow AIR to benefit from the versatility of Edge Security, which is blockchain-agnostic to ensure intuitive and secure user experiences on both public and permissioned blockchains. Color us excited!
This week we take a quick look at ICO's and risk. For more on the topic, we bring in Nick Johnson from the Ethereum Foundation. His mission is to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps). We are all fairly language-agnostic, as long as it's sane. Strap in crypto geeks. Another week another hour!
This episode we recap on current events. For example; transaction fees, lightning network, Mark Sinclair and SCAMS. Satoshi, we have take off…There’s a lot of off topic comradery in this conversation but don’t be fooled, we drop some knowledge-bombs on you. KENN BOSAK IN THE HOUSE!
Dee interviews his bestie, his bestie named Talon. They get extra philosophical for getting philosophical's sake. Talon is obsessed with Satoshi Nakamoto.
First and foremost, Congratulations to Litecoin and Charlie Lee, our guest this week, on locking in Segregated Witness activation! In an era when blockchain upgrades have been defined by years of intellectual combat, a new milestone is set to offer a stark contrast to that narrative. If SegWit proves to be safe, it will put more pressure on bitcoin mining pools to adopt the change. Although it seems unlikely LTC will overtake BTC anytime soon, things will get very interesting moving forward. A successful SegWit activation for Litecoin could have an effect on the bitcoin network too, though. These are exciting times to be involved in cryptocurrency, that much is certain.
It saddens us how many people don't understand the difference between the maximum block size, and the actual block size. We dive into this and try not to get TOO excited about Litecoin. But it is hard not too. No guests this week, just a short fireside chat, PABs!
As an attorney, a teacher, and a smart contract enthusiast-Cynthia Gayton is the perfect guest to join Corey Petty and talk about bitcoin and blockchain technology, from a legal perspective. They discuss the current laws as well as speculate on the laws that could be introduced. These two are peas in a pod when it comes to bitcoin’s blockchain and the future of decentralizing everything.
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.