On this episode of Buy or Sell WTH we talk about what is "money", including the heated debate between gold and digital currencies. Jason, an institutional trader for over ten years, gives his take on the subject. And of course this episode includes a list of our buys for the week and a discussion about what made us interested in them.
150 episodes baby! Help us celebrate by joining us as we BS and reminisce on past episodes and how far both bitcoin and us, have come. Then we invite a Grammy Award winning musician in the studio to join us in the fun. RAC’s (real name André Allen Anjos) released his fifth LP titled EGO back in July and what makes this particular release so special is because he ended up releasing the 1st complete music album using the ethereum blockchain. But, let's be real, you can find plenty of articles online claiming “blockchain” will benefit artists. There are fewer with specifics on how.
Ben is everyone's favorite crypto truck driver! Don't take my word for it, tune in and you'll find out for yourself. Due diligence, and what not... Ben is well known on FaceBook and still coming outta his YouTube shell. He creates content that is as informative as it is entertaining. The man knows how to make an audience laugh, while dropping knowledge bombs. Since Ben is a fan of Litecoin and speaks about it often, I invited him onto my show to pick his brain. Get ready to laugh as much as learn in this week's Not Another Bitcoin Interview with Ben Semchee!!! Please comment thoughts, thanks.
Meet Clark, an East Coast musician with a bitcoin itch that needs a scratch. As a musician, a professional musician, he has noticed the trend that musicians tend to be behind the 8-ball when it comes to technological trends. He left this talk knowing more about crypto than he did before the talk, which is the aim. Have a listen!
This week we dive deep into Rivetz which secures your app with built-in hardware security, creating a decentralized & hardware-based cybersecurity ecosystem! In addition we analyze the recent Joe Rogan episode where gold bug Peter Schiff makes a fool of himself with his flibber flabber bitcoin argument. We go in!
So who is our guest this week? Steven Sprague, CEO of Rivetz Corp. and former president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. For 14 years, is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms. Which is good, because a lot of this stuff goes over Marcello's head.
The long awaited introduction to "Buy or Sell, What the Hell?!" This is the pilot episode of the new trading show on the network. If you like to trade then you'll like this show.
We partnered with Jason...meet Jason!
Prior to founding Jenkins Risk Management, Jason was Head of Rates Trading at CG Capital Markets. Before joining CG Capital, Jason spent almost a decade trading US Treasuries and building out a successful institutional analysis and fixed income trading business.
This week we talk about how the The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule applies to crypto. Similar distributions have been discovered in a many fields, and as a consequence, the Pareto principle has become popular among economists. Then we invite Samson Mow on the show. After all he is Blockstream’s New Chief Strategy Officer. Samson's skills and experience are exceptionally complementary to Blockstream, leveraging both his deep Bitcoin and startup expertise.
Not to toot our own horn, but this is a great episode. Because we tackle security and with the boom of ICOs sprouting up nowadays, the tools around doing them have matured a bit, so that it's easy for people outside of the space to use them, so you’re seeing a proliferation of them because they’re much more approachable. We chat with Mushegh Hakhinian, Chief Security Architect at Synchronoss, who is an interpreter for security talk – which means he helps enterprises avoid security mistakes and translates security information into actionable advice for the technical teams. Let's get into it!
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!