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!
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty are joined by Richard Craib. Richard is the mind behind “Numerai”; an AI-based hedge fund that feeds off of data science and machine-learning modeling. Models that are used on Numerai for algorithmic trading are submitted by users (Data Scientists) on the platform, where they are rewarded “Numeraire” tokens for successful modeling. Numeraire is not a currency in itself; the tokens are used for Data Scientists to essentially “bet” on their own machine learning models and how well they’d actually perform on a live market with real money. This form of “staking” allows the scientist to essentially receive a dividend of sorts for their successful modeling. As the success of Numerai grows, so will the overall proportion of funds being paid off to data scientists.
This project is made possible my utilizing the Ethereum public chain; we believe it’s a ground-breaking concept, one that hopefully is replicated across other hard sciences. Dive in and keep an open-mind!
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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.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty sit down with Vlad Zamfir in their studio (not really, but if ETH keeps going up, maybe). The topic of the show revolves around Vlad Zamfir, his background, brief history -- and discussions around his research for the Ethereum Foundation for Proof of Stake. Vlad also shares his thoughts on the current scaling debate occurring in Bitcoin, and his opinions on PoW (spoilers: he doesn't like).
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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!
There’s something to be said about the bitcoin industry providing a physical onramp to cryptocurrency. That is in essence what On-Ramping with Dee provides to people — a familiar experience. This week, we feature Kyle! He's like you and me! Whee!
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty interview Ryan Shea, Co-Founder of Blockstack. Blockstack is a decentralized web browsing experience brought to you by the power of blockchain technology. Ryan and his other Co-Founder, Muneeb Ali, both share a vision of a decentralized web; one where individuals control the data that encapsulates their private identities. Learn how they plan to create this system with Blockstack, and how they grew to begin this great venture.
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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.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Petty speak with George Li and Patrick Long of WeTrust.io in this jam packed double-header. George and Patrick fill us in on their impressive educational backgrounds, where their idea for WeTrust originated from, their upcoming token launch, P2P lending, and much more. If you're curious how P2P technologies like Ethereum can enable next generation low-cost financial services, this is the episode for you. And, if it's not, it should be.
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There’s something to be said about the bitcoin industry providing a physical onramp to cryptocurrency. That is in essence what On-Ramping with Dee provides to people — a familiar experience. This week, we feature Matt Allen, a 43 year old software engineer, from Fort Worth, TX. His favorite cereal is Lucky Charms. What else do you need to know! Hit Play!!
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with Vaughn McKenzie of Jaak.io. Jaak is an upcoming content and media rights management platform built on top of various Ethereum technologies. Vaughn believes technology to more adeptly get creators paid for the digital works is a major need for the entertainment industry. Listen as he tells us his first ventures in entrepreneurship, his vision for smart content, and Jaak.io in the future.
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.
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with James Wo, President of Huiyin Blockchain Ventures (HBV). HBV is a venture capital firm under their China based parent company, Huiyin Group. They've secured $80million to begin investing in bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based technologies, with hopes to accelerate bitcoin adoption in and outside of China. James gives us insights into HBV's vision for companies they wish to invest in, investments they've made thus far, and his thoughts on bitcoin in general. There are some great insights on the Chinese perspective of bitcoin, a very educational episode.
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.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty hangout and chat with Marco Cuesta of FirstBlood.io. FirstBlood is a P2P betting platform for e-sports that is built on Ethereum smart contracts. Marco and his team are looking to bring e-sports straight to the 22nd century, and make it easy to bet (legally) with your friends in your favorite games like DOTA and Counter-Strike. Hangout with us as we learn the ins and out on bringing more diverse communities to the Ethereum ecosystem.
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!
Frank Jones is a software QA engineer who first became interested in bitcoin through our merchandise manager Dillon. After being introduced to the potential and scoping out blockchain tech, he is ready to accept wisdom from Dee. Strap in for another episode of 'On-Ramping' with Dee!
On this episode of BlockChannel, hosts Steven McKie and Dr. Corey Petty interview 21.co Founder/CEO, a16z partner, Trump's rumored pick as the next Head of the FDA, and Indian American, Balaji Srinivasan. Balaji educates us on his education/work history, current initiatives at 21.co, Gartner Hype Cycles and their effects on Bitcoin and Ethereum, ZCash, and much much more. So, sit down, grab some tea, and get ready to learn as we are #blessed to have Balaji take time out of his day to educate us and our viewers.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Petty sit down with Andy Milenius and Kenny Rowe of Maker. Maker is a company working to create decentralized markets for exchanging digital assets, as well as a "stablecoin", a fixed asset pegged to a particular store of value. They give us the lowdown on how stablecoins, and Maker, can help assist to improve the Ethereum DAPP (Decentralized Application) ecosystem.
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/
On this episode of BlockChannel, hosts McKie and Dee are joined by Matt Liston, Chief Strategist of Gnosis. Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market that can be used to make money by predicting the outcome of future events. Sound futuristic? Impossible? It's not. Join the boys as they share the ins and outs of Gnosis, the implications of prediction markets on society, their TO plans Token Offering, and how Matt believes Ethereum will grow and mature in 2017. You won't want to miss these knowledge bombs. So, sit back, relax -- we're bout to drop something fierce.
There’s something to be said about the bitcoin industry providing a physical onramp to cryptocurrency. That is in essence what On-Ramping with Dee provides to people — a familiar experience. This week another person in the hotseat, Joshua Sharon!
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.