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.
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.