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The Bitcoin Podcast

The Bitcoin Podcast is a long form conversation format analysis on bitcoin, blockchain, ethereum and everything in between. Past guests include Andreas Antonopoulos, Roger Ver, Imogen Heap, Lil' B, Jon Fitch, Brock Pierce, Perianne Boring, James D'Angelo, Emin Gün Sirer, and more. Hosted by Marcello Milteer, Demetrick Ferguson, and Corey Petty.
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Mar 21, 2017

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!

Support the Show! ETH Donation Address: 0xa368e33E927D825F5FD05463E6A781414672251c

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Intro/Outro Music “Comeback” by Umai: Thebaygerian – Comeback-1

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Mar 18, 2017

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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Ethereum Foundation: www.ethereum.org/foundation
Vlad's Blog: https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir
Vlad's Twitter: twitter.com/VladZamfir

Intro/Outro Music "C'est La Via" by Umai

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CryptoDex: www.cryptodex.io/

Mar 7, 2017

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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Intro/Outro Music by Umai: Thebaygerian – 002-chief-umeh-x-typicalshit

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Cryptodex: cryptodex.io

Feb 22, 2017

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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Intro/Outro Music "Forecast" by Umai: Thebaygerian – Forecast-prod-by-ayok-kids

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Cryptodex: cryptodex.io

Feb 20, 2017

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.

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Feb 17, 2017

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.

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Feb 8, 2017

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.


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