Explaining compatibility between the Segwit activation of the current Segwit2X code and BIP 148 UASF is the meat of this weeks episode, so if this isn't your bag, or you're NOT curious, well... As of August 1st (and if Segwit is not already either locked-in or activated) nodes that run BIP 148 will not accept any blocks that don’t signal Segwit. There is a chance Bitcoin will experience a chain-split on August 1st. The bad news is that this coin-split can be messy and risky. And if you’re not careful, you could lose funds. This episode will provide you with the basics to keeping your funds safe during the UASF and will help to make sure you make it to the “other side” with all your bitcoins intact with a little help from our guest Aaron van Wirdum from Bitcoin Magazine.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Joe Urgo and Matus Lestan of the District0x team. What originally started as a few Ethereum-based token contracts for creating a service for freelancing, has now evolved into an upcoming system for creating and managing digital communities and decentralized markets called “Districts”. McKie and Petty dive in and ask questions about their vision, current partnerships for interoperable functionality (i.e. with Aragon), in order to gain more insight into all the exciting possibilities they store for the future. The team also shares with us tips for potential Ethereum developers and entrepreneurs in the space curious to get in on all the fun.
Intro/Outro Music: “Proud of Us” by Bugus https://soundcloud.com/bugus1/proud-of-us-prod-russ
ZCash Foundation: https://z.cash/blog/announcing-the-zcash-foundation.html
One of the world's more recognizable bitcoin miners, David Carlson gained global attention for his multimillion-dollar mining venture MegaBigPower during the bitcoin boom of 2014. It took us awhile, but he is finally on our show to chat in this seemingly ever-expanding market, about launching a new venture called Giga Watt. Giga Watt provides turnkey mining services and custom packages tailored to clients’ needs: full range of mining services from equipment sales, maintenance and repair to private blockchain servicing. In this way, the idea is the latest and perhaps one of the more ambitious attempts to capitalize on the access to capital provided by the ICO mechanism.
Ryan X Charles is the founder and CEO of Yours.org. Yours is like Medium with a paywall. Not sure what a paywall is? Listen here and you gonna learn today. Ryan and Corey go into the deep and technical, while I try to ask the gound level question. This interview is a homerun. We cover all things Yours and we even got to chat it up about SegWit2x, UASF and Craig Wright. We also spoke about the upcoming Aug 1st dilemma and how we recommend handling it. This conversation is full of consumable knowledge you won't wanna miss. Please play and share this one, because whats mine is YOURS.org!!!
The Numerai platform crowdsources machine learning by releasing encrypted data sets to data scientists, incentivising them to develop machine learning algorithms to analyse the data. Scientists then bid their predictions to the hedge fund by staking funds, and are paid returns in Numeraire, the platform’s native cryptocurrency, for correct predictions.
By abstracting its financial data to be only machine-readable, Numerai ensures that human biases and overfitting are overcome, and that short-term and long-term returns are equally weighted.
With the ultimate goal of “owning all of the money in the world”, the Numerai hedge fund has high hopes for the future.
Benjamin Perrin or Ben, from the BTC Sessions, is the internet's most helpful crypto personality. This guy helped me make my first paper wallet, use my first bitcoin ATM and so much more. His informative how to videos are next level and so is the quality of the content as well as in entertainment value. Once a week you can catch a new video on his YouTube channel, helping now over 10K subs. Being a YouTuber myself and we both like bitcoin, a step brother moment "did we just become best friends?" Yes, yes we did. So get ready too listen to two nerds, nerd out about nerd money and so much more.
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.
Adam Meister is an entrepreneur, self made. He is known for his voice in the crypto community and his views of the world. Being a minimalist isn't easy, but when you can the level of self discipline as Adam, it's just routine. The Bitcoin Meister, or Adam for short is absolutely the most frugal personality in the space. Using the internet to it's full potential and even pushing boundaries beyond borders, he uses the kindness of strangers to travel and couch surf. Being a somewhat, ok huge, bitcoin maximalist, it's impressive he's had guests on his show like Charlie Lee and Amanda B Johnson. As a fan of his show myself, I was excited to get to meet and know Adam as a person not just a personality. Next time, we will dig deeper into the crypto rabbithole.
In this episode we have David Perez. A friend of a friend that contacted Dee through Facebook. Yes, he was looking to make a buck; however, maybe just maybe Dee was able to convince him that there is more to the surface than a path to deep pockets.
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.
Mark aka Crypto Maak has been a hands on crypto enthusiast since 2013. His passion for tech and crypto led him to a profession in the industry, to which he currently still does. He's a trader and sports gambler at night but by day he is the tech support you hope your ticket goes to. Working for an exchange gives Maak a different POV of the industry, and I had to have him on to talk about it! Besides the trading, betting and tech support work Maak also does DIY mining from home. This makes for an awesome conversation, and you're in for a treat. Plus we hit the buzzword of the week "scams", so please join us and press PLAY!
In today’s discussion we look at the legality of raising money through token launches, the potential risks involved, and approaches to improving the safety of these new bearer assets. We also examine the term ICO in depth and find that terminology, while relevant is second to the nature of the offer and state of the project involved. Following the discussion is an interview With Peter Van Vaulkenburg recorded at Devcon 2, applying the Howy test to TheDAO.
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!
If you decide to invest into the platform, Impak has provided our listeners with the following VIP code: BITCOINPODCASTMPK
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with motivational speaker, rapper, YouTube star, Prince EA. Prince EA is known for being a lyrical poet of the spoken word, previously a rapper that performed with Grammy award winning artists like Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, DJ Khaled…he once even hugged Oprah. Amazing. So, we had to introduce him to crypto and have him help us on our mission to bringing crypto to the masses. We talk about crypto investing, societal impacts, how multiple implementations work for protocols, and more. You won’t want to miss this one! And yeah, we got Prince EA into crypto — YOU’RE WELCOME.
Intro/Outro Music “Fortune” by G Yamazawa: Gyamazawa — Fortune
Sandra Malalah is a new crypto enthusiast producing original content on YouTube. Her high energy and level of excitement for the Blockchain technology and the future it brings. She's very worldly and with that perspective her vision of financial liquidity is unique. Personally I'm a spoiled hermit American with practically zero money transfer/ storage woes, so to expand my horizons I've invited Sandra onto my show to a simple conversation between two crypto Blockchain fintech nerd money enthusiasts. Thanks for listening, many more, more juicy, chit chats to come.
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty are joined by Dan Finlay from the Metamask team. Metamask is a chrome extension that enables you to access a variety of different ethereum related tokens in order to transact and interact with the web — with the additional capabilities of interfacing with the Ethereum public chain. Their plugin and service has exploded in popularity, and developers are using it to embed Ethereum related functionality into traditional webpages. These sorts of services are pivotal in bringing more adoption in the crypto space by simplifying interacting with these new complex networks of trust online; thankfully we picked Dan’s head accordingly and got the scoop on their vision and background. We also discuss ICOs, and potential alternative methods for raising that may be coming around the corner in the future to alleviate congestion on the network.
Intro/Outro Music “Coins” by Aubrey Gouch:https://soundcloud.com/aubreygouch/coin
ZCash Foundation: https://z.cash/blog/announcing-the-zcash-foundation.html
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.
What?! Another Erik Voorhees podcast?!!!
In this, the sixty seventh episode of The Ether Review, we set out to understand Prism, Shapeshift’s new non-custodial synthetic asset built on the Ethereum network. In reviewing this episode I feel I was unsuccessful in achieving this. However, the peripheral conversation about Erik’s view of the space is extremely enlightening, especially writ large in his positioning of Shapeshift. The Bitcoin scaling debate, the future of digital assets, the financial world’s response — it’s all here.
Some of this interview was geared to fit Shapeshift’s messaging, not something you’ll hear on TER very often. None the less, it’s fun to hear such an astute thinker and communicator knock some soft ball questions out of the park.
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.
OK, here we are in June 2017 and it is TIME to start rethinking identity on the internet. The internet was built on principles of openness, freedom and decentralization, but the current configuration frequently falls short of these standards. Now, there is an open-source project is trying to address some of the fundamental problems with the modern web. This week we are ALL about snagging Muneeb Ali to chat about the freshly announced Blockstack browser, which changes the dynamic and brings the power back to the people.
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. Today's announcement is about Patientory, a start-up attempting to tokenize the healthcare industry. I talk with its founder and CEO, Chrissa McFarlane, about what problems the healthcare industry has, and how she feels blockchain technology might help.
Sup PABS?! Brandon Bradshaw, your normal everyday student at Missouri State University is your honorary onrampee this week. He is jetting toward a Computer information systems degree with a minor in insurance risk management and economics. So...it's safe to say he is interested in all things tech/business/political.
He is fun too! He likes to wake board, chill with the homies, and travel. Let's get to onrampin'!
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!