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.
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.
On this episode of BlockChannel, Hosts McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with bitcoin OG, and all-around optimistic technologist, Charlie Shrem. Shrem shares with us details on his upcoming projects Intellisys/Mainstreet; and shares with us how difficult it was adjusting back to being a free man after being released from prison. He shares his views on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even Steem/Yours Network. Sit down, and learn from Shrem his lessons on avoiding legal repercussions in early crypto ventures.
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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 another person in the hotseat, Sophia Dominguez, a Texas Tech alum, gets learnt! AOL Sucked, but it brought the Internet to the living room. Bitcoin needs the same thing, This podcast is NECESSARY PEOPLE! *screams with happiness* *passes out*
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.
Bitcoin as a concept can be pretty intimidating for your average person. I understand. After I did deeper research, I got more comfortable with the concepts, but it was the generous community of bitcoiners that ended up selling me on the idea. Enter Demetrick, who takes unsuspecting, normal, everyday people and pitches bitcoin to them. Do they bite? Some will; some won't. This week Host #1 of The Bitcoin Podcast, Marcello, drags his wife into the hot seat. Strap in for another On-Ramping with Dee!
On this episode of BlockChannel, the boys (McKie, Dee, and Petty) sit down and chat with Joey Krug, Thiel Fellow and one of the main brains behind the Ethereum based prediction marketing, Augur. Don't know what Augur or Prediction Market's are? Come join us as we talk about Joey's vision for Augur use cases, Ethereum, and the Ethereum based eSports betting platform, FirstBlood.io. If you're big into Finance or Wall St trading, this episode will likely get you salivating to give Augur a try this Summer.
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.
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.
Introducing a self-serving NEW show under The Bitcoin Podcast network wherein each episode Dee tries to take another human being, cold, and convince them to try bitcoin and answer any questions they may have. His first guest is his own sister! So, if this episode doesn't have any chemistry, it's their own damn fault! Welcome to the new series and enjoy!
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.
On this weeks episode of BlockChannel, host McKie and Dee interview creator of ZCash and cryptopgraphy legend, Zooko Wilcox. Dr. Corey Petty, host of The Bitcoin Podcast joins us as well in this interview as a guest host as we dive into use cases for zero-knowledge proofs, and encrypted messaging. Zooko even shares tips for "young, hip and fresh developers" to join the ZCash developer community. This episode is a must listen for anyone whose knowledge of ZCash is...zero.
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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?