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.
According to the Land Title Association, 30% of of all title searches are found to have errors of some type. By ‘securing’ the information onto the Blockchain, it becomes a permanent public record, immutable and independent of any one company’s database. This kind of clarity, efficiency and immutability of ownership records has ubiquitous benefits. Old buddies of the show Nathan Wosnack and Marina Reznik come on yet again to give us an update on Ubitquity.io!
If you bring up blockchain in a normal conversation, most people will immediately start thinking about bitcoin. Our guest(s) today, CTO James Lloyd and QuHarrison Terry, is the marketing director at Redox. He is a crucial person to have on the show because the dream was to universalize the sharing of data and revolutionize patient care. Yet standards have become fractionalized. Too many hurdles limit access, data remains elusive and sharing has become too cumbersome. This is the interoperability problem, and Redox solves it.
Buzzzzz — You’ll feel like a fly on the wall listening to this FIRE AF episode. Eavesdropping on the guys while they shoot the shit with no specific target in sight. The boys cover a wave of topics that merge one into another. It’s a nice change of pace and a pleasure hearing the guys talk-it-up amongst themselves. As per-usu, Corey does his best to keep the wondering minds that are Dee & Cello on topic, but not before touching on the strange and taboo videos on the net, bad investments and favorite words like 'nomenclature'. This episode give us the kind of knowledge that can only be gained by the expense of dedication and self sacrifice, saving you the hardships.
The forever-in-the-making OpenBazaar trading platform has been one of 2016’s bright spots in the Bitcoin space. After over a quarter of a million downloads (I was one of them) and thousands of new store ideas taking over a decentralized, user-powered digital space, it is time for a second refresh, months in the making. After that we invite an old friend of the podcast on, Tony Sakich, to talk about rep tokens.
Nearing the ripe age of 50, Gavin Andresen graces us with an appearance as an expert on Bitcoin. He has worked on the project in some way or other since 2010 and is still one of its best-known figures. So we are in good company. One of his first public podcast chats since publicly backing Craig Wright (we don't need to get into that, do we?), we ask him the hard hitting questions and get some answers!
Ever since OpenBazaar was released, content creators immediately took a liking to this decentralized marketplace approach. For smaller artists and creators, monetization has always been a struggle. This is particularly true in the music industry, where competition is relentless and far too many middlemen want their cut. Myco, a group that can also be found on Bandcamp, has posted their new EP, Vinyl, and CD up for sale on OpenBazaar. They join us this week to talk all about it!
Earlier this year we shed some light on a brand new program. Exosphere Academy added a stream devoted to Ethereum and blockchain technology for the first time. Moritz Bierling was responsible putting the course together and helping participants navigate this exciting new arena. Now, ready to open up the program to a new class starting in early 2017, we welcome Moritz back and new instruct Schlomi to shed light on what to expect, the changes between the last class and this new one, and most importantly, what cool projects came to light from the last class.
Curious what it is like inside a seed-stage accelerator focused on Future Technology? This week, we invite Scott Robinson into the studio, who is the founder partner and director of Plug and Play FinTech, the financial and security focused startup accelerator in partnership with Citi, USAA, Capital One, Intuit, and other corporations. Since the launch of the program in February 2015, Scott and his team have accelerated over 72 FinTech startups and has led numerous investments into the domain. So, the key criteria for potential startups is that they can stand the test of time and build upon the intriguing peer-to-peer network philosophy behind bitcoin’s distributed system.
One of the biggest challenges if we want to secure the Internet of Things centers on identity. Specifically: how will we go about getting billions or hundreds of billions of intelligent devices to connect and communicate with each other securely? It’s not just about Tesla knowing that the device on the other end of a firmware update is a Model S versus a Model X. It’s about the thousands of sensors within that Tesla communicating with the road and other infrastructure, or knowing that a command to brake or swerve is a legitimate command that comes from the driver or another trusted subsystem. This week we invite Blockchain specialist and steategy analyst from Chain of Things, Mr. Conor Colwell, to the show to discuss cryptography, security and IoT industries globally. Chain of Things is set up to explore all security applications within blockchain IoT and look at the development of open-standards for the industry to use. So sit back, press play, and dive in.
It is hard to think it's been eight months since Ryan X Charles came onto our show, as we are in dire need of an update on what he was been working on. There are a lot of great content creators on the internet, but most of them aren’t earning any money. Yours is a way to solve this problem. By thoughtfully incentivizing payments to creators, they give people a reason to pay for content on the internet. Their app depends on an integrated bitcoin wallet, and this week they have made important progress enabling small payments with low fees: they have broadcast our first micropayment on bitcoin testnet. Well hot damn. Let's get to it!
It’s no secret that tech has a diversity problem. Women are largely underrepresented, and Blacks and Latinos are almost invisible. While microeconomics assumes national income and aggregate price as given, and explains the determination of relative productions and prices of various goods and services, quite the opposite is true for macroeconomics. It is assumed that the value of bitcoin is directly dependent on its use for transactions. Enter, Collin Thompson, who is a blockchain technology and IoT entrepreneur, and venture capital investor out of Hong Kong.
The number-one corporate objective, when crossing the chasm, is to secure a distribution channel into the mainstream market, one with which the pragmatist customer will be comfortable. Enter DECENT, which provides open-source software that enables users to share unlimited virtual content; the company’s main goal is to give a chance to individuals whose voice is normally controlled. What better person to explain all of this to us than one of the company’s co-founders and CEO? Matej Michalko joins us in the studio this week.
When a ballot proposal that would have replaced the city ordinance failed, Uber and Lyft left Austin, TX as promised. Since May 9, there have been no ride-sharing services available in this city of almost a million people. So it’s no surprise that tech-savvy Austinites, like this episodes special guest, Christopher David, who have taken matters into their own hands without the concern about red tape or corporate bullshit. Arcade City is a rideshare startup designed to be integrated into the Ethereum blockchain. Now, we keep it 100 here at The Bitcoin Podcast and I won't pretend there isn't any skepticism. The thing that worries me about this is that the guy was called out recently for being a bit of a scam artist. Turns out, he has straight forward answers to all our questions. And yes, we do have trust in him and Arcade City.
We (up 'til now) haven't talked to much about the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network is a network of payment channels. When Alice wants to pay Carol, or Dave, or Susan, she finds the shortest route and makes a payment through the route using smart contracts. If Alice cannot find any route to pay Dave, Alice opens up a channel directly to Dave. Makes sense? No? Well...for starters our guest is Olaoluwa Osuntokun who might know a thing or two about it. In addition, Steven Mckie (Yours) and Valerian Bennett (PopChest) join us as the Bitcoin Justice League assembles to talk how this network affects their own creations.
The "vibe" around Bitcoin has been neutral to negative for two years now and plenty of bitcoiners are tiring of the politics around the block size limit. Ethereum is young and exciting but not like anything else in the crypto space. A recurring theme at the Satoshi Roundtable is that Bitcoin problems are leading to rise in Ethereum interest. Enter our guest this week, Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and founder of Jaxx and Decentral, who co-founded Ethereum in 2013. Jaxx and ShapeShift together will, without doubt, be the easiest solution for buying ether with bitcoin (and vice versa) ‒ and it’s done right in your Jaxx wallet.
Our guest today is Mariana Dahan is the Senior Operations Officer in the Office of the World Bank catalyzing progress towards identification systems using 21st century technology solutions. With Google Trends data showing that searches for the word “blockchain” have exponentially increased, we may be entering the peak of the hype cycle for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. That’s because its decentralized approach to verifying changes in important information addresses the centuries-old problem of trust, a social resource that is all too often in short supply, especially amid the current era’s rampant concerns over the security of valuable data.