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Episodes

Distributed Dialogues EP #17 - Low Hanging Fruit

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

"Once people become comfortable with blockchain ... Remember, blockchain is really tainted by bitcoin, which is tainted by the dark web. Healthcare is looking at it going, "Oh my God, this is a creepy space. We don't want any piece of this." Well, that's a problem if you're an entrepreneur. You want to choose something that has minimum amount of regulation, biggest upside possible, get everybody comfortable, move forward." - Dr. Alan Pitt

Many companies in the healthcare sector have been exploring how blockchain technology can upend long-standing processes that have bogged down the system for decades. However, a lot of them are attempting to tackle major, big-picture issues that could take decades to accomplish with a budding technology. So we asked our guests, "What's something tangible that could be accomplished in the near future?" This episode explores those responses, with a little help and humor from Dave and Grahm. Enjoy!

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

Music provided by: Trent Ubben

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What Bitcoin Did #74 How Bitcoin Works With Matt Corallo

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

'œBitcoin is the culmination of 30 years of attempts at building digital money for the internet.' '" Matt Corallo

Interview location: London

Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

Company: Chaincode Labs

Role: CEO

What is Bitcoin? Is it digital gold? Is it money?

Whoever I put this question to, the answer always changes but one thing that is consistent is that it always retains to technology and value. Perhaps Bitcoin is therefore many things which come together to create a new type of financial infrastructure.

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Core developer, Matt Corallo. We discuss what makes Bitcoin work, covering topics such as the Lightning Network, fungibility and inflation. We also talk about issues important to Matt such as BetterHash and adoption.

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Long Distance Dating and Dating on the Road: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

Is this even possible? Can you sustain a meaningful relationship when there are oceans between you and the object of your affection? What makes it work, and what can ruin it? What about dating while touring the world, whether that's as a speaker, a musician, or just a digital nomad? How do you get the guts to tell someone that you want to try for something more real, even though it's hard to get to that place if you are only meeting people in transit? It's not so easy! It IS possible, or at least some of the ladies seem to think so. How about you? Tell us your long distance experiences, did it work? Utter failure? Any tips or tricks? Leave a comment below.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us attatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

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Attachment Theory: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

My favorite thing I have learned on my journey into my romantic psyche has been Attachment Theory. Whenever I share it with people, it also seems to help them and really resonate. It's nice to know we are not alone in our weird behaviors some of us have had since childhood, but never really had an explanation for. Hint: you're not a crazy person (well, you may be, but not because of this specifically). Stephanie had some great articles we touched on, I have some book recommendations, and Lauren shares what it's like to go from one style into another based on your partner.

Interested in learning your own attachment style? Listen in, and see if you are a secure, anxious, avoidant, or an anxious-avoidant!

Here are some links we reference in the show:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_in_adults

https://www.amazon.com/Youve-Waiting-Internal-Family-Systems/dp/0615249329

https://www.amazon.com/Attached-Science-Adult-Attachment-YouFind/dp/1585429139/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547410107&sr=1-1&keywords=attached

Do you have a love question, or a show idea for us? Please email us attatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

Thank you to our sponsorwww.MetalPay.com(use code tatianashow to earn free rewards!)

Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

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The Premier Episode: Proof Of Love hosted by Tatiana Moroz, Stephanie Murphy, PHD, and Lauren Kaszovitz

Feb 14, 2019

Description:

Finally, the time has come. Our very first episodes are launching! Proof of Love has been a labour of love, no doubt. However, I am so excited to be able to share these first few episodes with you! This is the opener, where Lauren, Stephanie, and I go through a bit of our dating history and the reasons why we wanted to start the show. Expect a lot of different topics moving forward, and some celebrity guests, and some authorities on love, sex, personal growth, and more.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

Thank you to our sponsor www.MetalPay.com (use code tatianashow to earn free rewards!)

Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 171 Marshall Hayner

Feb 13, 2019

Description:

On my latest episode, I interview an old friend Marshall Hayner of MetalPay. I have known Marshall for ages, so I was very excited to learn about his latest work. I love how he and his team have made an easy way to send and receive money, like PayPal or Venmo but without fees. You are even earning Metal coins every time you use it! Hear more about it on this episode, and thank you to MetalPay for being the newest sponsor of the Tatiana Show! Hope you enjoy!

About the Guest

Marshall Hayner is CEO and co-founder of Metal, a payments processing platform and app that pays its users in cryptocurrency for making person-to-person cash transactions. Marshall believes that Metal can help change the way the world views money. Previously, Marshall started the first Facebook-integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, and has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.


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#274 Alexey Akhunov: Ethereum 1.x - BUIDLing Things One Step at a Time

Feb 13, 2019

Description:

We're joined by Alexey Akhunov, an independent Ethereum researcher. Alexey has been working on an ambitious project called TurboGeth. As the name implies, it is a version of Geth which features a number of speed and performance optimizations.

Alexey also leads the state rent working group of the Ethereum 1.x project. Ethereum 1.x came out of Devcon when core developers began to realize that the full migration to Serenity would likely take several years. The team hopes to bring progressive improvements to Ethereum in parallel to the development of Serenity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Alexey's background as a computer scientistThe story behind TurboGeth and how it differs from the original Geth clientThe speed and performance optimizations of TurboGeth, as well as its trade-offsWhat is Ethereum 1.x in the context of Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity)Which people and projects are part of Ethereum 1.xWhat is state rent and why it may be beneficial to EthereumImplementing state rent in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0eWASM and how it can be introduced in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0The future of Ethereum and the progress towards Serenity

Links mentioned in this episode:

Alexey Akhunov on MediumTurboGeth talk at Bevcon4Ethereum State rent for Eth 1.x pre-EIPEthereum state rent - rough proposalState Rent proposal version 2 (rushed)Ethereum state rent proposal 2ETH Roadmap AMAEthCCEthCC Epicenter Meeup

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 170 Dan Spuller

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

Even though I am in Acapulco, and the sun is oh so alluring, I still found time to do an episode with Dan Spuller from the Chamber of Digital Commerce to talk about the upcoming Summit. We also got an update on the recent work being done in DC on behalf of the Blockchain community by Dan, Perianne, and their team. Co-Host Joshua Scigala was able to join, which was great as he has been tied up with fundraising and speaking publicly at a variety of conferences for Vaultoro. We mentioned the upcoming release of Proof of Love as well, releasing on Valentine's Day

About the Guests:

Daniel Spuller is the Director of Member Services for the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, he held senior-level positions in North Carolina's Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation.

Since 2012, he has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain technology. He was instrumental in facilitating negotiations between the Office of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber was successful in driving a multi-stakeholder campaign leading to the passage of America's first comprehensive blockchain-related legislation through the North Carolina Money Transmitters Act of 2016.

Spuller most previously served as Administrative Officer to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, overseeing the integration of toll technology interoperability between states, and the electronic collection of $41 million+ in revenue on the first toll road in America built exclusively to use only cashless-collection technology. He was later was appointed by North Carolina's Secretary of Transportation to serve as a member of the NCDOT Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap Project.

In 2014, Spuller co-founded the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo, North and South Carolina's conference dedicated to the bitcoin and blockchain industry. The conference won accolades from across the community, and welcomed hundreds of industry professionals to Raleigh and Charlotte in 2014 and 2015.


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What Bitcoin Did #73 How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank with Bill Barhydt

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

'œAbra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.' '" Bill Barhydt

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019

Company: ABRA

Role: CEO

The dot-com bubble burst when companies were unable to deliver on the expected promise of a boom in e-commerce. Companies raised too much money and were unable to drive the sales volume which supported their ambitious infrastructure and share price.

Out of the ashes, new, unexpected business models around search and social rose up, creating some of the most valuable companies in the world.

The crypto bubble burst in 2018, with speculation unable to maintain the rapid growth in the value of cryptocurrencies. Use cases for payments were limited, and companies were unable to ship projects which attracted significant users.

Out of this bubble, we are starting to see new companies and business models which are attracting customers and creating value. One of these companies is ABRA, which is using the unique features of Bitcoin to create a global trading platform for currencies, stocks and ETFs.

In this interview, I talk with ABRA CEO, Bill Barhydt. We discuss ABRA's recent announcement of their new stock and ETF trading product, the complexity of building a global bank and why ABRA is built on Bitcoin.

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The Blockcrunch - How Maker Became Ethereum's Biggest Project - Rune Christensen (Founder, MakerDao)

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

More than $240M worth of ETH are locked up in MakerDao's smart contracts, making it the largest project on Ethereum in terms of value locked up (beyond direct speculation).‚Founder Rune Christensen joins us on this special episode.

We touch on:

The origins of Dai and its adoption so farHow will Maker scale?Maker's stabilization mechanism and governanceHow would Maker bootstrap a new synthesized asset?

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Not finance advice.‚Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have positions in assets discussed on the show.‚

Resources:

Relay Node NewsletterLibsynApple PodcastStitcherSpotify

Intro music by‚Phortissimo

Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. The Spartan Group and its clients may hold positions in assets described in the episode. Detailed‚disclaimers available at jasonchoi.me and‚spartangroup.io/disclaimer

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #387 POW, POS and Self Fulfilling Counter Prophecies

Feb 10, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy join Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the ups and downs of consensus reality and the two "big" methods (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) which we use to define it.

Topic 1: Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Discussion

Topic 2: Ethereum Update and Upgrade Path

Partial transcript from about 35 minutes in...

ANDREAS M. ANTONOPOULOS:"The problem with proof of work as a system is that it's so poorly understood and it's very difficult to see what benefits it offers.... Immutability and resistance against state level colluding actors are benefits you don't really see until somebody tries to attack them. The fact that they don't attack them, in bitcoin, is not something you can celebrate because it's like proving a negative.

Another way to put it is that no one really pays attention to a surgeon until their patients start dying. It's very difficult to say 'look at how good I am because none of my patients have died lately', but it's very easy to point to the surgeon famous for performing an operation with the 300% mortality rate. He did an amputation in 25 seconds, during which he managed to also amputate some of the fingers of one of his surgery assistants... And it was such a horrific scene that one of the audience members died from shock. Then the patient and the assistant died from sepsis days later, making it the only surgery with 300% mortality rate...

Now, you can point to that and say "That's not a good surgeon" but it's very difficult to look at a surgeon and say "Well, nobody's died yet so that's a good surgeon". This is a general problem with security, because security working means that nothing bad happened. And the absence of something bad happening is not a provable thing. SO you can say that Bitcoin is secure. How do you know? well, it's hasn't been successfully attacked yet. Could it be successfully attacked? Could someone amass 51%? And we can point to examples of smaller systems which have been attacked like Classic Recently, but the problem is it's really hard to see that value. Same thing with immutability."

"It may be the case that only one virgin birth industrial, planetary scale proof of work system could be bootstrapped. It already has been. Only one is affordable and in the end maybe only one is needed, because it can offer immutability services to other chains through checkpointing thereby allowing proof of stake to be even more robust. That's not an indictment of proof of work, in fact, it demonstrates the one system that did bootstrap and offers that qualitatively important immutability. Qualitatively different from the immutability you'd get in proof of stake, is extremely valuable because you can only possibly have one, and we can only afford one. It's environmentally very expensive and energy expensive. Then the question is, is it worth it? I think proof of stake can be very powerful for smaller blockchains, especially combined with checkpointing in a proof of work chain. But I think, again, the immutability you get is qualitatively different.

One of the important things that most critics of proof of work don't understand, is I can take a computer that's never seen a bitcoin blockchain. I can give it one block, the most recent block. It can look at the proof of work and tell me if that's real without any external network connection. How does it know? It knows because the proof of work embedded in that single block, computationally, would have required 45 Exa-hashes per second to compute in ten minutes.

So there's only one of two possibilities... Either somebody was running a lot of general purpose computers for two years to produce just that one block in order to fool you, or it was a block produced in 10 minutes by the only network able to deliver 45 exa-hashes. The bitcoin network. You can make that assessment without any external information just by looking at that one hash and the nonce. Then saying "How many hashes did this take to produce?

It actually contains the proof of the work that was done... And when there's only one network on the planet that could do it, then the proof that the work HAS been done also tells you WHO did that work.

And therefore, it is an authentic bitcoin block. I don't even need to know if it's connected to the genesis block. If I do have those connections then it's beyond any doubt. But even just a single block contains something very important, and you can't do that with proof of stake.

Meaning that, if all of the participants decided to rewrite history in a proof of stake system, the cost to do so is zero. If all of the participants with 100% consensus decided to rewrite the bitcoin chain, they would have to re-spend several gigawatts of energy to do so. There's no way to fake it. And you can't do that with proof of stake. You can't have the idea that a participant with no prior information can establish that this is the one true history. You can present alternative histories as long as you have 100% consensus that are equally valid. In Bitcoin, you can't. You can't present alternative that is equally valid even if you have 100% of the mining..."

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This episode was edited by Dave/Adam and featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats

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Distributed Dialogues EP #16 - Amazon, Nashville and the Future of Healthcare

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

"I think, more likely, you're going to see, let's say, an Amazon come in and maybe partner with an HCA and figure out how to streamline some things." - Blake Farmer

Nashville has long been the center of the healthcare industry and with Amazon's announcement to establish a 5000 job branch there, it's no secret that they could potentially expand their already dominant services into the healthcare sector. Such a move would not only create more jobs but also stimulate local and state economies, as well as potentially bring in more tech-related industries, some of which are utilizing blockchain technology.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

Theme music provided by: Trent Ubben

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

About the Guests:

Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.


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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

About the Guests:

Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.


More Info:

TatianaMoroz.com

CryptoMediaHub.com

TheCoinBoys.com

Tatiana's appearance on the Layman: Youtube.com/watch?v=QDYFV1tgKMQ&t=78s

Sponsors and Friends of the Show:

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What Bitcoin Did #72 Truth, Lies and Blockchains with JW Weatherman

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

'œI think we underestimate how many people are getting paid to be scammers in this space.' '" JW Weatherman

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 3rd Feb, 2019

What is a scam in crypto? Is it the explicit decision to defraud investors by raising funds for a project you have no intention to build? Does it include projects where the founders make claims to be developing technology which they are not sure they can create? Should it include altcoins which are similar to Bitcoin but have little chance of success?

The term scam is thrown around regularly in the industry. Hardcore Bitcoiners may claim that anything which is not Bitcoin is a scam while others will defend altcoins as part of a free market for money.

In this interview I talk with JW Weatherman about the projects he believes are scams, why it is so prevalent in the crypto industry, and we also talk about his course 10 Hours of Bitcoin, a primer to help onboard newcomers to why Bitcoin is so important.

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#273 Christian Decker: Lightning Network - The Road to Scaling Bitcoin

Feb 7, 2019

Description:

When the Lightning Network (LN) was conceived in 2015, it was quickly embraced by the Bitcoin community as the way to dramatically scale Bitcoin's capacity. There was an expectation of LN being available quickly. Instead, development proceed more slowly in the background with different teams contributing to a standard specification. That spec is now almost ready and last year interest and early activity on the LN increased dramatically.

We were joined by Christian Decker, a core engineer at Blockstream, where he works on their LN client. We discussed the history and progression of the LN and what remains on the road to scaling Bitcoin.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Christian ended up writing the world's first PhD on BitcoinThe vision of the Lightning NetworkHow the Lightning Network evolved in the last 4 yearsApproaching the 1.0 specificationThe current state of the networkWhy centralization concerns around hubs are often misguidedeltoo and the future of lightning networkThe case against other chains being better layer 1 networks than Bitcoin

Links mentioned in this episode:

Lightning Network WhitepaperChristian Decker - Scaling Bitcoin with Duplex Micropayment ChannelsJoseph Poon & Tadge Dryja - Scalability and the Lightning NetworkBlockstream - Lightning NetworkA Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain ContractsLightning Network Specifications on Github

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What Bitcoin Did #71 - Update on the Political Crisis in Venezuela

Feb 6, 2019

Description:

'œJust the idea of getting paid in something you need to immediately need to get rid off is a huge problem.' '" Mauricio Bartolomeo

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 6th Feb, 2019

Following the January 3rd protests in Venezuela and Juan Guaido declaring himself as the interim president, I invited three Venezuelan nationals to discuss the current political crisis:

Alejandro Machado - Caracas Chronicles

Giancarlo Fiorella - In Venezuela

Mauricio Bartolomeo - Ledn

We discuss the current political crisis, the response from the international community and the potential options for ousting the Maduro regime.

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What Bitcoin Did #70 Privacy and Zcash with Zooko Wilcox

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

'œIf you have sufficiently weak privacy, then that causes centralisation.''" Zooko Wilcox

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 22nd Jan, 2019

Company: Zcash

Role: Founder and CEO

One of the significant failings of Digicash, the David Chaum pre-Bitcoin digital currency was centralisation. Decentralisation has become one of the core components of what has made Bitcoin work and a success; shutting it down is only possible under extreme circumstances and no single person can exert control over its future direction.

How decentralised a cryptocurrency is often a measure of its strength or weakness. Maximalists often challenge Zcash as being centralised, and some refer to it as the corporate privacy coin but how much of a risk is this to the future of the currency?

I sat down with the Zcash Founder and CEO, Zooko Wilcox to discuss the intrinsic link between Zcash the company and Zcash the protocol, what risks this presents and how the bear market has affected operations. We also look into Zooko's past working on Digicash, his discovery of Bitcoin and user adoption in crypto.

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SAFE Crossroads #52, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 2, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

This is part 2 of a wide ranging discussion about the SAFE Network, with the two people most familiar with all aspects of it, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar.

To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. Amongst many other great insights, in this section David goes briefly over each fundamental and summarizes where each stands -- i.e., what's done and what is yet to be done.

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

The Fundamentals of the SAFE Network

SAFE Network Forum

All the encryption layers for SAFEnet -- Very useful forum post

SAFE Network School -- A SAFE Crossroads Series

The Crypto Show: Jeff Berwick With John Galton & Lily, 2 Days Before John's Death, Is Acapulco Safe?

Feb 5, 2019

Description:

Jeff Berwick joins Danny to address the recent murder of John Galton in Acapulco and what that means for festival goers of the famed event, Anarchapulco.
Tragically and ironic 2 days before John's death we interviewed him and Lily about their event AnarchaForko, an off-shoot event. This event is one of many that celebrate what Anarchapulco has brought to Acapulco. In this episode we air a section of the interview of John and Lily, about their thoughts on the safety of Acapulco. Stay tuned for the full interview when Lily is ready for us to release it. This is to my knowledge the last recording of John before he was murdered, very likely by the Cartel.Below are several crypto addresses belonging to Lily who is in great need of help at this tragic time please consider donating to her.

BTC: 32ULGz2V5yY4vVPjWmFrwRW9yYvUJ1Cjs7Dash: XhnKYDw3FjPpvyyZZQZJkmtLtGREywaiTHETH: 0x418091c751c4cf5f01d7778ea66f4773b3186692LTC: MRGocHnAMBBzbwZUZFWg9iVcRs9d49wF4PSmart Cash: STKFwDNmYsRmUMMhZHat84RK4B2mJcYjYjbch: qrtyalaujh6kmzqjyk2rdtel9teffqffg5kkh3sx6m

The Blockcrunch - Crypto Governance: Where Are We Now? - Gregory Rocco (ConsenSys)

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Losing track of the million things happening in crypto governance?

This is the episode you don't want to miss. Gregory Rocco (@Obstropolos) from ConsenSys gives us a quick recap and his take on the different experiments out there today.

We touch on:

Do governance tokens work?Should we have subjectivity in governance?The major types of governance models todayOn-chain vs. off-chain - pros and cons

Not finance advice. Rate and subscribe!

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Distributed Dialogues EP #15 - Bitcoin, Psychedelics and the Fight Against PTSD

Feb 2, 2019

Description:

"I think a lot of the people that have been interested in moving away from the current systems and to developing new, innovative systems are interested in psychedelics and in crypto."

- Rick Doblin

On this episode of Distributed Dialogues Dave, Grahm and Rick explore a non-traditional approach to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: psychedelic drugs. Traditional methods of treating PTSD have left much to be desired, not only by those who suffer from it, but from their loved ones as well. This has led to a growing number of people exploring experimental treatments, including many who travel great distances for ayahuasca ceremonies. While these techniques still have a long way to go to reach a mainstream audience, the numbers on their effectiveness don't lie. One such research center is The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): a program that has received millions of dollars in funding from Bitcoin.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

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The Crypto Show With Mark Edge, Free Talk Live & Jim Blasko of BitcoinTalkRadio.Com

Feb 2, 2019

Description:

This was a very fun episode at The North American Bitcoin Conference with a couple of other radio folks just sharing some origin stories. Free Talk Live's Mark Edge the self proclaimed King of radio. In the "Freedom Movements" genre of radio I'd have to agree. Jim Blasko one of the top developers in the Blockchain space and creator of one of our favorite host networks of The Crypto Show, BitcoinTalkRadio.com sit down for an awesome chat.

What Bitcoin Did #69 The History of Cryptography With Whitfield Diffie

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

'œIt is rare for first implementations of such broad concepts to do as well as that did, Bitcoin is still here 10 years after it started out.'

'" Whitfield Diffie

Interview location: Palo Alto

Interview date: Thursday 31st Jan, 2018

Company: Cryptomathic

Role: Cryptographer and Security Expert

A number of pioneers developed the cryptographic and technical foundations for which Bitcoin is built upon. Nick Szabo highlighted a number of these people in his Tweet:

'œInventors of the most important technologies in Bitcoin: digital signatures and Merkle trees (Merkle), elliptic curve crypto (Koblitz), malicious-fault-tolerant consensus (Lamport), elliptic curve crypto (independent inventor: Miller).'

Many others along the way have contributed to the success of Bitcoin, either through early work or attempts at created a digital currency, names such as Adam Back, David Chaum and Szabo himself.

Whitfield Diffie sits alongside all of these people. His work on cryptography should not be forgotten in the history of Bitcoin and I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to discuss this, how he was introduced to Bitcoin and other such topics as privacy and security.

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SAFE Crossroads #51, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 1, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

I had the honor of a 2+ hour conversation with the two people most familiar with all aspects of the SAFE Network, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar.

To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. We had a very far-ranging discussion from high to medium altitude, touching on all aspects of the whats and whys that make this project so unique and far-reaching.

Music

Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

The Fundamentals of the SAFE Network

SAFE Network Forum

Safecoin: The Best Think to Do is Just Forget About It --Article

SAFE Network School --A SAFE Crossroads Series

The Third Web #14 - Dawn of an Ecosystem: Substrate & Polkadot

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

Care of DFINITY I was privileged to attend the Web 3 Summit in Berlin last year. While there I interviewed Aeron Buchanan, the Executive Vice President of the Web 3 Foundation and Gavin Wood, Founder of Ethereum, Parity, and the Web 3 Foundation. These guys are two of the individuals that launched the programmable blockchain revolution and these interviews plot a course from the founding of Ethereum to their vision of the decentralized web and give us a trajectory beyond.A quick production note. These interviews were filmed in the style of the other filmed interviews on The Third Web, unfortunately the footage was lost to a dead macbook leaving only the audio. As I usually cut myself out of the filmed interviews my contribution is less geared for production.

Visit https://web3.foundation/ , https://www.parity.io/ for more information

Aeron BuchananExecutive vice president of Web 3 FoundationMasters in Computer science with a focus on engineering at OxfordWorked in filmThen completed a PHD in computer visionBecame algorytm designer

Tell us about your time at EthereumEthereum was initial excitingWent from raising interest to actually delivering and things changed a lotAareon ran most of Eth DevVery stressful

Was Ming Chan hard to work with?Came laterEventually delivery of Ethereum was on course.A CEO or COO type role was needed.Eth foundation was not doing much at the time.The plan was to transition EthDev responsibilities to foundationAfter a worldwide search Vitalik chose Ming ChanAeron transitioned out shortly thereafter

Web 3 FoundationDrives the development and deployment of polkadot.Parity is building the rust implementationThe runtime of polkadot is Parity's Substrate.

What is Web 3?Web 3 is different things to different people.To The Web 3 foundation Web 3 is the deentralized web.The Web 3 foundation aims to map out and build the technologies needed.

This seems very blockchain focussedYes, and polkadot is blockchain platformThe blockchain platform part is only part.There needs to be a large number of other components to build the decentralized web

How do you build decentralised messaging and storage?We are leaving that to others like IPFS.Proof of replication is something that people who looked at proof of storafge instead of proof of work overlooked.Whisper and Secure scuttlebutt are interesting optionsCoordination can happen on the blockchain but messaging on the blockchain is a non-starter.

When will all this stuff come together to make ausable platform?We are not yet at a stage of maturity.The technologists building all of this know we are not at the end yet.We started with scriptingMoved to scalability, reputation, messaging & everything else. We are not yet through the checklist.Polkadot takes us 95% of the way to scalabilityThe next one is reputation. No clear solution yet.

Whats the challenge with reputation?Proposals look at the result rather than the approach.Reputation is different in different contexts.There must not be an originator. Reputation must be decentralized.

Gavin WoodFounded EthereumFounded ParityFounded Web 3 FoundationLead of Polkadot.

You are also working on something called Substrate . . .Parity's gift to the blockchain building community.Geared to creating new chains easily.A turbocharger for blockchain development.Moduralized toolkit.PoS mechanisms, DAOs, balances, governance & voting mechanisms.It is as if departments of a nation state. Parity are building the templated for those departments.The biggest advancement is the ability to upgrade itselfBased on WebAssemblyRun as a blockchain engineThe blockchain's code under substrate is compiled into Wasm.

How do you upgrade?There is a state transition function that describes how the ledger changes from one block to another.In the past it only applied to smart contracts and balancesIn Substrate the blockchain stores consensus information and a blob of Wasm code that stores the blockchain protocol.The transition function uses this to determine how transition should occur.The blob can alter everything and the blob itself can be updated.

What is the importance of these kind of systems for defending personal freedom?When the internet began, the user was free. - No man born into chains.This is no longer the case. Today we need to know who, why and how we are being controled or manipulated.We know the who - Corporate interests.The why is more comp;icated - to make more money, but increasingly to capture more data for other purposes - learning, prediction, targeted advertising, memetic feedback loops, political manipulation.

How do you prevent that?Think how are they doing this?It comes down to centralizationThe fewer organisations that are used to access data and the less the individual control, the more they are able to control.We avoid this by reducing our exposure to these central points of control.We live in an economic world. This is fine on an individual level, but bad on a national scale.We need to restrict nexuses of power and make sure that power is transparent.This is what we are trying to engineer with these components of Web 3

Thw Tatiana Show- Kyle Stalzer

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

Wandering around at the Blockland Cleveland event, I came upon this little startup. I am always eager to think of easy ways to onboard crypto people into Bitcoin in a secure way. The guys at Coin Ninja made a wallet that's called Drop Bit. SUPER EASY! I loved it, and all I needed to give them is my phone number. It seems pretty secure too, so listen to the interview and see for yourself! I like the company story, and it worked really well when I tried it. I am eager to see what else will come out of this team! Listen in and see what a local Ohio business is working on, and get a little insight into community there while you're at it. I am really loving how the city realizes the future is in blockchain, plus there's an artsy side as a bonus!

About the Guests:

Throughout his career, Kyle Stalzer has been at the intersection of technology and business in order to help formulate and optimize online strategy for an organization.

He specializes in developing online product strategy based on developing and interpreting quantitative analytic trends and coupling that with qualitative user inputs to help serve and optimize the offering to the end user.

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#272 Jameson Lopp: On Being a Professional Cypherpunk

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

We're joined by Jameson Lopp. Jameson is the CTO of Casa, a company providing key storage solutions. Previously, he was an early engineer at BitGo. However, to most people, he is perhaps known for his Twitter presence and his excellent writing. Over the years, Jameson has written extensively about Bitcoin development, cryptocurrencies, and personal operational security. A self-proclaimed 'œProfessional Cypherpunk,' aligns with the ideas of libertarianism and volunteerism.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Jameson's background and how he learned about BitcoinHis political view before and after discovering cryptoWhat stands out for Bitcoin in 2018His writing on the decentralized nature of Bitcoin Core developmentHis views on how Bitcoin compares to Ethereum on the topic of development controlHis thoughts on the Lightning Network and smart contracts on top of BitcoinJameson's approach to personal operational securityThe tradeoffs of having air-tight personal OpSecCasa and its vault offering

Links mentioned in this episode:

Jameson Lopp's websiteJameson Lopp's Bitcoin ResourcesCRYPTO 101 interview with Jameson LoppBitcoin Full Validation Sync Performance (article)Reflections Upon a SWATting (article)Bitcoin By the Numbers: 2018 Recap (article)Who Controls Bitcoin Core? (article)Professional Cypherpunk Jameson Lopp on the Lightning Network (article)Decentralized Summit 2019

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What Bitcoin Did #68 The Essence of Bitcoin With Peter Todd

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

'œAnyone who understands economics and finance and how markets work will be a maximalist because it is more efficient to have one currency than a bunch of ones.'

'" Peter Todd

Interview location: Las Vegas

Interview date: Saturday 26th Jan, 2018

Company: Freelance

Role: Applied Cryptography Consultant

There were many attempts at creating a digital currency before Bitcoin, all failing for different reasons. Bitcoin brought together a number of ideas to solve the double spending which has enabled it to flourish for over a decade.

Peter Todd is one of a select few who can think about and understand Bitcoin at such a level that they can hold influence over ideas for its evolution.

I managed to get the chance to sit down with Peter at Tone Vays Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas and discuss the history of Bitcoin, why it worked when other digital currencies failed. We also discuss other relevant topics in the world of Bitcoin including scaling, Lightning and Fungibility but we also consider why other projects are scams and should not be trusted.

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The Blockcrunch - How Should We Govern Blockchains? - Ryan Zurrer (Web3 Foundation)

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Ryan Zurrer, Director of the Web3 Foundation and former Principal at Polychain Capital, joins us in discussing one of the most important questions in crypto: how should we govern blockchains?

We touch on:

How should blockchains be governed?‚

What are the different models of governance?

How do we prevent plutocracies?

How does Polkadot further the governance debate?

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Hosted by Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

Intro music by Phortissimo.

Outro music by Garreth Chan.

Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

The Crypto Show At TNABC 2nd Hr Greg Magershak, Jason Page, Josh Sigurdson, Wendy-O, Jeff Veir, Charlie Urdman And Paul Puey

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

This is the 2nd hr of our live radio broadcast in Miami from The North American Bitcoin Conference. We have a whole herd of guest's cycle through the show starting with Greg Magershak and Jason Page of Intercoin talking about their project. Then Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media and WendyO of I guess WendyO take the mics to discuss independent media. Third segment Jeffrey Veir and Charlie Urdman from Ideas By Nature share the latest with their project. Finally we close with our favorite wallet Czar Paul Puey sharing the big news about the EOS integration to Edge that Chuck from The Crypto Show actually helped develop. All in all it was a great event and we had blast with this broadcast.

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #386 Decentralized Identify and Granular Identifiers

Jan 27, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopolous, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine are joined by Daniel Buchner for a wide ranging conversation on granular, distributed identifiers, how you'll use them and why they matter more than you'd think.

Links from the episode:

https://identity.foundation

https://github.com/decentralized-identity

W3C Credentials Community Group (https://www.w3.org/community/credentials/)

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Daniel Buchner, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.

This episode was edited by Dave, and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, John Barrett & Lij Shaw

Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

What Bitcoin Did #67 Bitcoin Is Free Speech Money With Gab's Andrew Torba

Jan 25, 2019

Description:

'œThe first amendment is not there to protect popular speech, it is there to protect unpopular speech.'

'" Andrew Torba

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 17th Jan, 2018

Company: Gab.com

Role: CEO

The Silk Road remains one of the most important Bitcoin projects. The website provided a clear use case for Bitcoin, allowing for the buying and selling of goods outside of government regulations.

Outside of price speculation and trading, there are currently few projects which utilise the full potential within the design of Bitcoin: censorship resistant money. Gab.com is a site which is not only making use of Bitcoin in this way, but it has to for survival.

In the divisive world of free speech, Gab.com has created a platform which does not censor views, opinions and content which some people find tasteless, hateful and/or offensive. Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab believes that this is an essential right in a world where social media giants can control what content is and isn't allowed.

There are many examples of censorship across these platforms, from Google restricting search results to Alex Jones universal removal from almost every social media and content platform. Whatever you think of Alex Jones, whether you find his views and opinions offensive, censorship across these platforms and the role that social media companies play in determining what content is permissible is a hotly debated subject.

I invited Andrew onto the podcast to discuss free speech, censorship and understand how the company has been affected by their own deplatforming experiences. We also discuss how Gab.com is using Bitcoin to fund their business and thus why Bitcoin is free speech money.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 167 Obreahny O'Brien

Jan 24, 2019

Description:

Pitching blockchain to enterprise clients isn't easy. There are a lot of other considerations, and it can certainly be intimidating. Luckily we are joined by Obreahny O'Brien, CEO of the Lenox Group and former product lead for Ernst and Young in their blockchain strategy group who has written a book called Blockchain for CEOs : Ten Presentations to America's Top Boardrooms teaching the rest of us what is the best way to approach this. It's a little tricky, but Obreahny has made it simple in her book and in her breakdown on the Tatiana Show. Give it a listen, and learn how you can be more prepared to face the big companies you may need for your product.

About the Guests:

Obreahny is the CEO of Lenox Group - a New York City based fintech focused on developing blockchain technology and artificial intelligence products for companies and government agencies.

Prior to Lenox Group, Obreahny was the founding member and product lead for Ernst and Young's blockchain strategy group servicing large financial institutions. She developed Ernst and Young's capital raising token service offerings across a broad range of disciplines including: strategic planning; tax structuring; token ecosystem; and business model support.

In 2014, Obreahny co-developed EarlyTemple.com, which was the first smart contracts platform that interacted with the Bitcoin multi-sig protocol.

Prior to her work in the technology sector, Obreahny gathered over 8 years of transaction advisory experience for bulge bracket private equity clients at KPMG.

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#271 Martin Koppelmann & Matan Field: How the dxDAO could become the world's largest organization

Jan 24, 2019

Description:

The concept of DAOs has been captivating to many in the crypto space for years. When 'œThe DAO' was created in 2016, in the few weeks of its existence and despite obvious flaws, it gather tremendous momentum and amassed 14% of the entire ether supply. Since then the technology has matured and Martin and Matan argue that the time for DAOs has finally arrived.

We were joined by DAOstack Founder Matan Field and Gnosis Founder Martin Kƒppelmann. We talked about the decentralized exchange protocol DutchX. We also talked about how the two projects together created the dxDAO, which will manage the DutchX protocol, but could go onto its own path. A path that could even lead to being the DAO for all of DeFi.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The unifying vision behind the various Gnosis projectsWhy Gnosis decided to build decentralized exchange protocol DutchXDutchX's usage of batch auctions to provide good prices and liquidity for any marketIncentivizing market makers with the Magnolia tokenWhy the DutchX needs a DAOThe role of Reputation in the dxDAOHow Reputation will be distributedWhy DAOs unlike companies could become more efficient as they growHow the dxDAO could become the biggest organization on earth in the next 10 yearsHow one can get involved in the dxDAO

Links mentioned in this episode:

dxDAO WebsiteJoint AMA: Martin Kƒppelmann & Matan Field - dxDAODAOtalk.orgIntroducing the dxDAOA brief discussion of the protocol governing the dxDAOThe DutchX as an Open Protocol

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Technology & Choice #44, How Decentralized is the Wind? with Jim McCanney

Jan 23, 2019

Description:

We last talked with Jim McCanney back in March 2018 when he had recently been selected as one of five international finalists in the Water Abundance Xprize. In this episode we follow up to find out what happened.

In addition to that we do a good coverage of the technologies he's developed to efficiently extract water from the air and, more importantly, how to power the process with his Wing Generator, his game-changing development in using the wind to generate power for any (and almost all) uses. If you are not familiar with his Wing Generator Project, I guarantee that you have seen nothing quite like this. It's brilliant, and when you get the picture you're certain to agree.

Then the question is, What are we going to do about it?

If you are interested in pursuing one of the approaches we discuss, contact Jim at his website below, or contact your host at simpleton@safecrossroads.net

Music

Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

Links

TC 30 -- Previous episode with Jim McCanney

Jim McCanney Science, main site Scroll down left-hand column for Wing Generator data.

Wing Generator and Water Generator video See the Wing Generator in action.

What Bitcoin Did #66 The Builders Case for Ethereum with Scott Lewis and Bryant Eisenbach

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

'œEthereum is 10 - 100 times more complicated than what Bitcoin is. There are certain situations where more complexity is justified.'

'" Bryant Eisenbach

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 15th Jan, 2018

Company: Scott - Settle, Bryant - GunClear

When Tuur Demeester released his Tweetstorm breaking down the issues he has with Ethereum; the community was quick to respond. While many appreciated the effort Tuur had made to raise critical issues, some from the Ethereum community were critical of his points.

Two people who directly responded and which Tuur shared on Twitter were Scott Lewis from Settle and Bryant Eisenbach from GunClear.

Following Tuur's appearance on my podcast discussing his Tweetstorm, I invited both Scott and Bryant onto the podcast to offer a response to Tuur's points and also discuss other vital topics relating to Ethereum.

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The Blockcrunch - $52M Later, Where is Kyber Network Today?

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

Decentralized exchanges have a problem‚with liquidity.

Kyber Network, a Singaporean based on-chain liquidity project, raised ~$50M in their ICO to tackle this with a unique model.

Where are they today?

Are people using them?

I caught up with Anton Buenavista, senior developer at Kyber, to find out:

Kyber's unique approach to managing liquidityHow Kyber compares to 0x and other dex projects‚Where value accrues at the dex layerWhat is on Kyber's roadmapNot finance advice. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

The Crypto Show's 300th Episode On LTB Live From TNABC In Miami Featuring Sasha Hodder, Phillip Potter, Perry Woodin And Paul Banker

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

For our 300th episode on the LTB Network, With over 400 under our belt. This is the 1st hour of our live broadcast on 880 Am WZAB in Miami at The North American Bitcoin Conference. Featuring Sasha Hodder Crypto Attorney, Phillip Potter of Swarm.Fund and Perry Woodin & Paul Banker of Sovos and Node 40 a joint effort.

Distributed Dialogues EP #14 - A Quiet Crisis

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

"Let's imagine that it was a war and those bodies were coming home in flag draped coffins at the Dover Air Force Base, we'd tear down the walls of Congress to get something done, right? Instead we allow people to die quietly in their bedrooms, in their basements, in cars, or in parking lots."

'" Tori Adams

On average, 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. How did it get this bad? In this episode, the guys break down the opioid epidemic and what role blockchain technology might play in the fight against it.‚

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.

Theme music provided by: David Berges (www.pond5.com)

Additional music provided by: Trent Ubben

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #385 Consensus Concrete

Jan 20, 2019

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas M. Antonopolous, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine answer listener questions with a big focus on Code is Law vs. Political decision-making.

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.

This episode was edited by Dave, and featured music by Jared Rubens.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 166 Chris Karabats and Lily & John of Anarchaforko

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

On this episode, we hear from the organizers of the Anarchaforko, Lily Forestor and John Galton. This unique conference is taking place in Acapulco, Mexico on February 22-24 and aiming to offer the attendees the chance to create their own experience. Use my code: Tatiana to receive a 15% off discount on https://anarchaforko.com/tickets/ Then we get the inside scoop from Chris Karabats of SmartCash who is supporting my performance at Anarchaforko and making it all possible. SmartCash has been supporting a lot of amazing content creators in the space, especially those with a voice advocating freedom, so I was really interested to learn what makes this project special. Tune in, and hear for yourself!

About the Guests:

Chris "Zaphoid" Karabats joined SmartCash as part of the support hive in early 2018 after leaving a 12 year career in IT. Chris purchased his first Bitcoin in 2013 and has been enthusiastic about how sound money cryptocurrency can help usher in the next renaissance of human development sence. He believes SmartCash is a strong player in the crypto as money space, and it's strong focus on adoption and usage as a currency backed by sound economic principles, self funding, and decentralized governance sets it apart.

Lily Forester and John Galton are the organizers of Anarchaforko which is the original fork of Anarchapulco intended to decentralize the conference structure and return the anarchists to Acapulco Bay. Our DIY conference structure is intended to promote a free market of goods, services and ideas all in the dynamic coastal city that is Acapulco, Mexico. Our main events will be February 17, 22-24 at Hotel Copacabana with several weeks of other events throughout the bay.


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What Bitcoin Did #65 Why Altcoins Are a Bad Investment With Tone Vays

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

'œIf you are intending to be around for the next 5 or 10 years, you need to really think about what you are going to say.'

'" Tone Vays

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 11th Jan, 2018

Role: Bitcoin/Blockchain Researcher, Consultant Content Creator & Derivatives Trader

Trading is hard, and crypto trading is even harder. There are significant disagreements around the value of all cryptocurrencies, especially altcoins. While maximalists believe that Bitcoin is a valid long-term investment in sound money, they also think that all altcoins and tokens are worthless.

Tone Vays does not believe in trading altcoins as he thinks they are not viable long-term, as such you are only trading hype and market cycles. Tone also believes many of these altcoins and tokens are scams, where the creators have printed money.

In this interview, I talk about trading with Tone, why he only trades Bitcoin and the skills which new traders need to master. We also discuss his upcoming conference, Unconfiscatable, why he is putting it on and why Bitcoin only conferences are essential.

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The Blockcrunch - Tokenizing the World with Blockchain featuring Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano

Jan 16, 2019

Description:

We chat with Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets, a blockchain-centric subsidiary of investment firm Morgan Creek Capital.

Follow host Jason Choi on Twitter @MrJasonChoi

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Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

SAFE Crossroads #50, Native Android Development for SAFE, with Lionel Faber

Jan 16, 2019

Description:

As the various parts of SAFE Network development come together, facility for mobile access to and use of the network becomes a greater priority. Most individuals now use mobile devices for a large part, if not all, of their internet access.

Our guest is Lionel Faber, a front-end developer with MaidSafe's remote office in Chennai, India.

We talk about mobile development for SAFE in general and the new developer tools for native Android apps in particular. The SAFE Network offers something unique: the opportunity to make truly decentralized apps that interact directly with the network rather than requiring for servers to be maintained.

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The Crypto Show: John McAfee & Lyn Ulbricht #TaxationIsTheft

Jan 16, 2019

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Today we have John McAfee joining in to discuss his recent statements about not paying his taxes for 8 yrs. and counting. #TaxationIsTheft Lyn Ulbricht joins in as guest host for the day as we cover several topics including Grand Jury's, Intellectual Property, privacy coins and more.

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#270 : Looking Back on 5 Years of Epicenter

Jan 15, 2019

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Epicenter turned 5 years old this month '" that's a long time in the blockchain space! When the podcast began in January 2014, the entire ecosystem was made up of only Bitcoin and a handful of altcoins. Soon after, the Ethereum white paper was published which ushered in a new era of crypto assets and decentralized applications. Since then, we have released 270 episodes and interviewed some of the leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, and engineers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Needless to say, we have learned a lot about the blockchain industry, but also what it takes to run a successful podcast in this space.

This week, we look back on the early days of Epicenter and how the podcast has evolved over the years. We also answer your questions in our first ever AMA. Finally, we take stock of 2018 and the trends that marked this past year.

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The Blockcrunch - VCs Take On Decentralized Finance With Marc Weinstein & Roy Lerner of Wave Financial

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Projects like MakerDao, dYdX and Dharma are creating a future of decentralized finance. Beyond the ideology and tech - how likely is "DeFi" to succeed?

Marc Weinstein and Roy Lerner - investors from Wavemaker Partners, a VC fund with over $265M in AUM - to discuss:

An honest critique of DeFi todayHow DeFi may be recreate the same problems we have in our legacy financial systemWhat institutions think of DeFi projects‚Not finance advice. Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

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What Bitcoin Did #64 Defending Bitcoin With John Carvalho

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

'œShitcoins are called shitcoins because they are shit compared to Bitcoin.'

'" John Carvalho

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 2nd Jan, 2018

Company: Bitrefil

The Bitcoin protocol is now over 10 years old and in that time Bitcoin has been attacked on numerous fronts:

Government crackdowns

Mt Gox collapse and breakdown of investor confidence

The closing of the Silk Road

Blockchain, not Bitcoin narrative

S2X attempted corporate takeover

High profile forks such as Bitcoin Cash

The success of Bitcoin for early investors has triggered the greed in others to attempt to replicate its success or find a use for the blockchain. Also, the inherent features of Bitcoin such as censorship resistance and pseudo-anonymity are a perceived threat to governments.

Bitcoin's survival is in part down to the dedicated army of those who feel a need to defend it, whether it is developers conscious efforts to ensure the protocol is free from bugs to voices who stand up and fight when individuals and groups try and exert too much control over the future of Bitcoin.

One such person is John Carvalho, an often harsh voice in the world of Bitcoin. During the scaling debate, John was a regular on the mailing list discussions standing up for Bitcoin and pointing out the wrongs of those attempting to take control of the protocol.

In this interview, I discuss with John why he feels the need to defend Bitcoin, the different types of attacks and why most people should not be trading.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #13 - Supply Chains and Counterfeit Drugs

Jan 14, 2019

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"A medicine you get in the US is not a medicine manufactured in the US, it's actually many components of a very diverse supply chain that includes many different countries, many different actors, and because of that, there's opportunities to infiltrate the supply chain."

'" Dr. Tim Mackey

Counterfeit drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain are a serious issue, with 1 in 10 medical products in lower or middle income countries being counterfeit. In this episode, we explore how blockchain technology can help fight, or at least reduce, the amount of counterfeit drugs making their way to consumers. Special guest include pharma supply chain experts Dr. Tim Mackey of UC San Diego and Susanne Summerville of Chronicled.‚

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 165 Tom Woods

Jan 12, 2019

Description:

On this week's episode, we bring back Tom Woods for a bit of history, free market solutions, and the latest news on the Contra Krugman cruise to Alaska in 2019 (use code Tatiana and get a free download of one of my albums). The last one was a lot of fun, but Alaska is a once in a lifetime kind of place to visit, so I know I will be there! Tom has a free E-book called "Our Enemy, the Fed" that we talked about, which was especially cool since when I learned about the Fed back in 2011, that is when I "woke up". I wish more people would learn about the terrible impact that central bank has had on the world! He's really one of my favorite guests, and certainly one of the most knowledgeable. Tune in, learn something, and have a few laughs!

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Tom Woods is the author of 12 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown (a free-market treatment of the financial crisis, with a foreword by Ron Paul) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. For more books, click here: http://www.tomwoods.com/books.

Woods is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and host of the weekday Tom Woods Show.

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What Bitcoin Did #63 Crypto Journalism With The Block's Mike Dudas

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

'œThese types of markets attract the worst types of people.'

'" Mike Dudas

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 18th Dec, 2018

Company: The Block

Role: Founder & CEO

Crypto journalism has a questionable past, from mainstream media misreporting on Bitcoin with sensationalist headlines to crypto specific publications exposed as accepting payment for positive stories.

With so many people losing money to scams and poor projects, it is often difficult to find the truth behind some crypto projects. The Block has changed the game with their no-nonsense, hard-hitting reporting and in-depth analysis.

In this interview, I talk with their founder and CEO, Mike Dudas. We discuss how The Block came to be, their strategy for growth, future monetization, conflict of interests in crypto media and we also talk about personal mental health issues.

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The Crypto Show: Dr Ron Paul & Lyn Ulbricht, Crypto & Competing Currencies

Jan 11, 2019

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Today Dr Ron Paul joins us to talk about Crypto and Competing Currencies as well as Syria, The Fed and much more.Lyn Ulbricht also sits in with us to talk about criminal justice reform and the latest with her battle for Ross.

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Technology & Choice #43, High-Tech, Low-Tech, Some-Tech, No-Tech

Jan 10, 2019

Description:

John and Robert probe questions regarding the level of technology appropriate to different situations, and we try to isolate some touchstones for selecting the right type, level and amount technology to employ.

As fodder we talk a lot about Robert's different situations as simple farmer on the one hand, and as a writer, publisher and internet marketer on the other.

We'd really like the input from the listeners on what you think about and how you find the balance. Email at simpleton@safecrossroads.net.

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What Bitcoin Did #62 2019 Bitcoin Predictions With Matt Odell and Neil Woodfine

Jan 8, 2019

Description:

'œI do not believe altcoins are a threat to Bitcoin, they are a threat to individuals who speculate on them.'

'" Matt Odell

'œIt is not a cryptocurrency industry, it is a Bitcoin industry.'

'" Neil Woodfine

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 2nd Jan, 2019

Matt Odell: Co-host of Rabbit Hole Recap podcast

Neil Woodfine: Marketing Director at Blockstream

2018 was quite the year for the cryptocurrency space, a space which many maximalists do not even believe should include Bitcoin. There is a growing voice of 'œBitcoin, not crypto', where Bitcoiners are creating a divide between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as they believe that Bitcoin is different and should not be tarnished with the bad publicity regarding many of the other projects.

While Bitcoin prices have also dropped, there was a considerable amount of good news in 2018: from the rise of institutional products and the growth of the Lightning Network.

In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Maximalists Matt Odell from Rabbit Hole Recap and Neil Woodfine from Blockstream. We discuss what we would like to see for Bitcoin in 2019, challenges Bitcoin companies face and Bitcoin education.

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#269 Joseph Lubin: Consensys - The Distributed Incubator which Jumpstarted the Ethereum Ecosystem

Jan 8, 2019

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We're joined by Joseph Lubin, Founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Joseph founded ConsenSys as an Ethereum development studio on the heels of the Ethereum crowd sale in 2014. The company has since grown to a distributed organization of over 1,000 people. Over 50 companies and projects have emerged from ConsenSys, including Metamask, uPort, Gnosis, and GitCoin, to name only a few. Today, the company continues to invest in growing the Ethereum ecosystem by funding projects, and through consulting services for companies and institutions.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Joseph's background working as a technologist in the financial industryHow he discovered Bitcoin in 2011What lead Joseph to meet Vitalik Buterin and the founding Ethereum teamHow he founded ConsenSys and the company's visionThe company's impressive growth and outputThe recent round of layoffs at ConsenSysHow he thinks blockchain can change the world for the betterHis advice to companies feeling the pressure of the current bear marketJoseph visiton for the future of ConsenSys and Ethereum

Links mentioned in this episode:

ConsenSys websiteThe Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust (The New Yorker)The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum (WIRED)ConsenSys Monthly Report '" November 2018A Prehistory of the Ethereum ProtocolJoseph Lubin on Twitter

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The Blockcrunch - How Institutional Investors Research Crypto Featuring Tom Shaughnessy

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Hosted by crypto researcher Jason Choi, The Blockcrunch is a podcast targeting investors, builders, and people who are interested in pursuing a career in the crypto space.

Currently, many existing podcasts in the blockchain space are recorded conversations lasting 50'"90 minutes, which far exceed the length of the average work commute. For Blockcrunch, we decided to capture the most important ideas championed by prominent founders and investors within 20 minutes, targeting busier people on crunch time (pun intended).

Each episode will focus on one theme specific to the interviewee's expertise, which include:

What are the best ways to grow the blockchain ecosystem (ICOs, venture capital, index funds, or startup accelerators)?What are some frameworks we can use in evaluating the value of cryptoassets?What are the challenges in scaling decentralized exchanges, and are they the future?How can we leverage blockchain as a way to achieve financial inclusion and social impact?

Experienced venture capitalists, fund managers, accelerator operators, as well as blockchain builders will be answering these questions on the podcast.

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The Crypto Show Ray Youssef Paxful

Jan 5, 2019

Description:

Ray Yousef CEO of Paxful.com joins the show to discuss the history of Paxful.com and where it's going. With it's rapid growth in Africa and other economically depressed nations recently including Venezuela and Turkey Paxful hopes to be the low tech on ramp for bitcoin in area's where bitcoin is not understood. With the learning curve of using bitcoin being it's biggest barrier to mass adoption I'd say thats a good thing.

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Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin

Jan 4, 2019

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A little late to post, but here it is:

Lyrics by John Barrett
Copyright 2018 RJM Publishing '" BMI Nashville
[To the tune of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas]

Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin
Let your heart be light
And in time the value will be out of sight

Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin

Make your Yuletide cool
Those who hesitate will be the only fools
Here we are with the markets down
Don't you wear a frown my friend
For in time yes it's coming soon
We'll go to the Moon again

Through the years we've hodled and we've traded
Kept our dream somehow
Here's to all developers you should be proud

So Get Yourself a Little Bit of Bitcoin now.

Merry Christmas Crypto Community!
From John & Max

What Bitcoin Did #61 Tuur Demeester's Bearish Case for Ethereum

Jan 4, 2019

Description:

'œWith Ethereum there is a culture of recklessness and not keeping to promises.'

'" Tuur Demeester

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 30th Dec, 2018

Company: Adamant Capital

Role: Founder/CEO

What is Ethereum? Is it money? Is it a platform for building decentralized applications? Is it a world computer? Is it all of this?

The bull run of 2017 was kind to Ethereum, ICO mania led to the issuance of countless tokens, and the price rose from $9 to nearly $1,500 in January of '˜18. But there are dark shadows over Ethereum: scammers have exploited the platform, unregistered securities have been issued, and the promise of a new wave of decentralized applications has not materialized, either project have not shipped or proven to have little to no demand.

Further, the DAO hack placed many questions over the immutability of the Ethereum blockchain, hundreds of millions of dollars in value was frozen with the Parity multi-sig hack and there are serious questions over whether it is decentralized, whether it can scale and the implementation of proof of stake.

Bitcoin itself has faced many challenges and criticisms, so is it right to directly challenge the direction Ethereum is taking and the community or does it deserve patience and time to deliver an alternative to Bitcoin?

In this interview, I talk to Tuur Demeester about his recent Tweetstorm breaking down why he is so against Ethereum. We discuss the culture of the developer community, reckless approaches to security, risks for investors and the challenges Ethereum faces with scaling and moving to proof of stake.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 164 Jon Demko

Jan 2, 2019

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Cleveland, Ohio is on fire. That's right, I said it! What an incredible scene for Blockchain. I have always been curious about mining, but as it's highly technical, I haven't really felt comfortable discussing it. However, everyone wants to know how they can essentially print money with a little machine. I didn't know the history of Coin Miner, but Jon was kind enough to fill me in. He also gave me a good overview of options available to the average enthusiast, but also for the more industrial users. Pretty neat stuff, and I hope you agree! Shout out to our friends at the Blockland Cleveland event!

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Jon Demko started his career as a Corp Chef operating an array of restaurants around the Eastern United States. Moving on from there he came to help open MOGS (www.mogs.com) with his current partner Hayden Gill at Coin Miner back in 2004. MOGS was one of the largest supplier of digital assets in the mmorpg gaming world and is still alive and thriving to this day, making it the oldest website still servicing MMORGP customers to date. After helping open and grow MOGS Jon moved onto the National Food Distribution world with GFS. GFS (Gordon Food Service) is the largest broadline food distributor in the world. Jon spent 10 great successful years at GFS and also seeded and opened Coin MIner with current partner Hayden Gill in late 2012. After moving on from GFS in 2015, Jon accepted a role as Director of New Business for a Global Foodservice Equipment provider until October of 2017 when he as his partner went full force together to grow Coin Miner to Global mining and sales operation it is today.

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Technology & Choice #42, Writing Challenge Wrap-up, with Robert Worstell

Jan 2, 2019

Description:

Our regular guest/co-host, Robert Worstell, and I talk about the year-long project he just completed to train himself in fiction writing, and documenting the process for others who are interested in writing, especially professionally.

We go over what he set out to do, what he did, his statistics, and what he learned. There is so much here that is applicable to learning any subject or technology professionally that it is useful to anyone.

Enjoy.

See the notes below for some free material from Robert, especially for listeners, as well a links to a distillation of the important lessons he learned in the process of doing his project.

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Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

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Robert's free stuff for listeners of this episode

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9 Key Lessons From A Year of Pulp System Fiction Writing

Fiction Books by Robert C. Worstell - under pen names

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Is the Content Inc. Model a Good Fit for Author-Publishers?

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Previous Technology & Choice episodes with Robert Worstell

TC 36 - Creator and Created, a Converstation

TC 34 - On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell

TC 1 - Virtual Reality

TC 2 - Revenge of the Social Media Zombies

TC 3 - The Resounding Duh!

TC 4 - A Talk with Paul Rosenburg

TC 5 - Scam Tech 101

TC 7 - Some Loose Ends

TC 12 - Influence Says It All

#268 Andy Bromberg: CoinList - Capital Formation for the Crypto Industry

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

When token sales and ICOs took off in 2017, most projects chose to push ahead despite large regulatory risks. One of the few that went the other direction and put compliance first was CoinList. The platform made its debut by running the massive Filecoin token sales in which $205m was raised from accredited investors. CoinList also played a major role in popularizing the SAFT and creating tools to efficiently and legally raise in the US.

We were joined by CoinList President and Co-founder Andy Bromberg to discuss the history of CoinList, token sales, securities regulation and the potential of security tokens.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Andy became interested in Bitcoin and co-founded the Stanford Bitcoin ClubThe Filecoin token sale and CoinList's genesis storyCoinList's due diligence for listing projectsWhy they created a whitelabel token sale offeringThe regulatory framework under which CoinList token sales take placeThe logic behind the SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens)How a token could transition from security to non-securityThe recent SEC crackdown on projects that did ICOsCoinList's stance on security tokens

Links mentioned in this episode:

CoinList WebsiteIntroducing CoinListThe Current State of Initial Coin OfferingsIntroducing Airdrops by CoinListThe SEC reiterates their stance on cryptoAndy Bromberg on Twitter

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What Bitcoin Did #60 2019 Crypto Resolutions With Meltem Demirors

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

'œWe all got caught up in this hype, we all got caught up in believing things we knew were untrue.'

'" Meltem Demirors

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 30th Dec, 2018

Company: CoinShares

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

As we enter a new year and reflect on 2018, it is essential to learn from any mistakes we have made. The 2018 Crypto bear market has hit many hard, from trading losses to layoffs at Bitmain and Consensys to the closing of GigaWatt, the contraction in the market has been painful.

Crypto and Bitcoin still offer so much opportunity and the survivors of the bear market continue building and continue learning. So what next? What will happen to all these protocols and crypto startups? Almost certainly, the ICO mania is over, and now we need to enter the phase of value creation.

In this interview I talk to Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Office at CoinShares. We discuss what happened in 2018, the lessons we should all learn and look forward to 2019, setting out our hopes, wishes and personal resolutions.

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The Crypto Show Jeff Berwick Stock Market Swings & TDV Summit

Jan 1, 2019

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Jeff Berwick joins us from Acapulco to discuss the latest trends with the stock market, Fed interest rates, TDV Summit, and much more. Be sure to check out Anarchapulco.com and use the coupon code: cryptoThis year the line up is pretty incredible

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The Tatiana Show Ep.162 Oliver Gale

Dec 28, 2018

Description:

People often talk about potential uses of cryptocurrency to help the underbanked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but what about the Caribbean? Back during Consensus, I met with Oliver and was fascinated by his work in Barbados and other islands. There are some unique opportunities specific to the region that offer real world utility and even a stable coin! Are you as intrigued as I was? Tune into this episode of the Tatiana Show and learn more about the innovation at Bitt and the work they are doing in partnership with the local central banks and the government. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, one has to applaud the forward thinking policies that can give a competitive edge to some of the smaller countries in the world stage.

As a bonus, here is a cool music video by Oliver, really fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QIjz4k-8vI

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Founder ofBitt.comandBaseTwo.com,Oliveris a global advocate on digital fiat currency and distributed ledger technology, a serial entrepreneur, and in his free time an award winning recording artist.

Championing educational and policy making discussions at the United Nations, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Commonwealth Secretariat, Caribbean Development Bank, MIT, Columbia University, as well as numerous central bank forums and stages around the world, Oliver is a leader in the field of central bank digital currency and the development of DLT in the Caribbean. He is a member of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI), a Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation project launched in collaboration with the World Bank and UN to set global policy frameworks for digital currency.

In 2017 Oliver ventured seed stage project incubation and digital asset management, founding BaseTwo.com, whose portfolio includes PayMachine.io, Apereum.com and BaseTwo.Capital. Oliver previously founded CaribHash and Cryptocurrency Capital Management, respectively the Caribbean's first industrial cryptocurrency mining and private digital asset investment group. A University of Bristol alumni from the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Oliver is a seasoned crypto investor.
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What Bitcoin Did #59 What Bitcoin Did in 2018 with Marty Bent

Dec 28, 2018

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'œA world of a thousand tokens is not as strong as a world with one token.'

'" Marty Bent

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 23rd Dec, 2018

Company: Tales From the Crypt Podcast

Role: Host

What a year 2018 has been. The bear market has taken its toll on many: traders have lost money, companies such as Bitmain and Consensys are looking at significant layoffs, and the steep decline has provided the mainstream media with ammo to attack crypto.

Still, we may look back on the 2018 bear market as a good thing. Without a doubt, the majority of the crypto industry has been plagued with scams, poor projects and ideas which have raised vast sums of money and shipped little. Certain naysayers have been proven right with their criticism of Crypto, and sadly, these criticisms attack the category which includes Bitcoin.

As companies and projects close, teams face layoffs and investors lick their wounds; Bitcoin has continued to go from strength to strength. Despite the recent fall in hash rate, in 2018 it has doubled, Lightning Network continues to expand, and the user experience on wallets improves. Further, Wall Street adoption is happening, ICE is launching Bakkt in January and The SEC continues to make positive statements for a Bitcoin ETF.

In this interview, I review the year with Marty Bent: we discuss the bear market, what has been happening at Coinbase, the growth of stablecoins and what has happened for Bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show: Joshua Scigala, Peter Kroll, Pamela Morgan And Guillermo Goncalvez At LaBitConf Santiago Chile

Dec 27, 2018

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While at LaBitConf in Santiago Chile I caught up with 4 of the speakers for the conference to discuss a whole host of issues in the crypto space today. Joshua Scigala of VaultOro discusses the latest in gold and silver meets crypto exchange.Then Peter Kroll creator of BitAddress.org the first off-line storage for Bitcoin discusses that project and his thoughts on much more in the crypto space.Pamela Morgan joins us next to talk about her book Crypto Assets Inheritance Planning and the importance of proper key management.Finally we wrap up with Guillermo Goncalvez of a new Venezuelan crypto exchange called Eldorado. We also discuss alot of the other issues with the Venezuelan economy and politics.

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#267 Nadav Hollander: Dharma -- A protocol for tokenized debt

Dec 25, 2018

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Lending is one core pillar of the economy, enabling one person or company to be entrepreneurial with someone else's capital. However, in the traditional banking system processes in lending are often opaque and the barrier to entry into this market is high. The emergence of easy to use Decentralized Finance is one of the hallmarks of 2018: To date, DeFi has brought us crypto-collateralized stable coins, decentralized exchanges, tokenized credit default swaps, trustless derivatives, and decentralized margin lending.

We're joined Nadav Hollander, co-founder and president of Dharma. Dharma is a decentralized protocol for credit products which connects debtors with creditors through a transparent mechanism. The protocol itself is agnostic towards the collateral and terms used, however, the team recently introduced a crypto-collateralized margin lending application running on top of the Dharma protocol, Dharma Lever.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Nadav's background and how he became interested in both blockchain technology and debtThe vision behind distributed lendingThe mechanics of the Dharma protocolThe role of underwriters in the Dharma protocolDharma lever, an application for margin lending on the Dharma protocolDharma's business modelThe future of decentralized finance

Links mentioned in this episode:

DharmaDharma LeverIntroducing Dharma Lever (article)Request For Blockchain Lending Startups (article)Current and Future Approaches to Unsecured Lending in Dharma Protocol (article)Dharma protocol: Debt & Liquidity for ETH (video)

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #384 Keys, Complexity and Community

Dec 23, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Trace Mayer to discuss the nascent #ProofofKeys movement. Later, the hosts answer listener questions.

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Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Trace Mayer, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.

This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin, and featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats.

Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com, we'll see you next time and Merry Christmas.

The Crypto Show: Collin Cantrell, Rob Viglione And Rod Rambrissi

Dec 22, 2018

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Today's show is a collection of interviews from Oslo Norway and Santiago Chile. First up is Collin Cantrell of Nexus Earth discussing the BCH fork drama and the latest with Nexus roll out of Tritium their smart contract solution to ethereum. Next up is Rob Viglione with Horizen to talk about there re-brand from ZenCash as well as their Super Node service. Finally we wrap up with Rod Rambrissi of Dash Brazil about his documentary he shot in Venezuela about the boom of crypto use by Venezuelans with a focus on Dash. Rod was invited to Venezuela by Eugenia Alcala of Dash Venezula for a tour of their success thus far.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 161 Bob Murphy

Dec 22, 2018

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Ah, the frustrations of economics and new crypto folks. Look, I love when eager people get into the space, but I can't help but get a bit upset when they don't have the critical understanding of economic underpinnings needed behind their suggestions to help the world.

This is the difference between most well intentioned folks who end up with Venezuela, and the enlightened ones (kidding) that have studied a bit of Mises or Rothbard. So in this episode, I have to bring out the big guns. Bob Murphy, economist, karaoke king, and of course, a good friend that knows how to explain boring stuff in a fun way! Want to learn why OG crypto enthusiasts make a face when talking about the Fed or the Great Depression? Check out this episode!

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Robert Murphyis a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute.

Dr. Murphy earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Hillsdale College, a visiting scholar at New York University, a research analyst at Laffer Associates, and a senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute.

He is currently Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, where he writes a frequent column on the economics of climate change. Dr. Murphy also serves as a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, a senior fellow with the Mises Institute, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

He has authored numerous scholarly articles and energy policy studies, over 100 popular publications for lay audiences, and multiple books. His most recent book isChoice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action(Independent Institute, 2015).

He and best-selling author Tom Woods also host a weekly podcast,Contra Krugman, in which they critique theNew York Timescolumn of economist Paul Krugman from alternative economic perspectives.
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What Bitcoin Did #58 Trace Mayer On Why You Must Own Your Bitcoin Private Keys

Dec 21, 2018

Description:

'œBitcoin is for all of humanity, it is the greatest technical innovation when it comes to sound money.'

'" Trace Mayer

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 17th Dec, 2018

Company: Premier Ark LLC

Role: Manager

Own your private keys! OWN YOUR PRIVATE KEYS!

How many times are people told to make sure they own their private keys and not risk holding their Bitcoin on an exchange but they still do? Bitcoin offers people the chance of financial self-sovereignty but yet too many leave their Bitcoin on an exchange, exposing themselves to the risk of hacks, confiscation and exit scams.

Trace Mayer is attacking this problem head-on with his campaign Proof of Keys, where he is encouraging everyone to take their Bitcoin off-exchange on January 3rd, the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Bitcoin protocol.

Trace rightly points out that there are many new entrants to Bitcoin who aren't aware of what happened with Mt. Gox as well as the other countless exchange hacks. In this interview, we discuss the campaign, but we also discuss why Bitcoin is important, Austrian Economics and The 7 Network Effects of Bitcoin.

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The Third Web #13 - Consensus Primer with Aparna Krishnan

Dec 20, 2018

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Aparna Krishnan is head of education at Blockchain at Berkeley and co-founder of Mechanism Labs, an open source blockchain research lab. Earlier this year, Aparna was awarded a scholarship by the DFINITY Foundation for Mechanism Labs' research into consensus mechanisms. This episode is essentially a primer for advanced discussion of consensus in decentralized networks.

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Aparna KrishnanCo-founder mechanism labs open source research labAll work and research is on GithubTelegram: @mechanism_labsCo-founder of the education team at Blockchain BerkeleyConsensus researcherTeaches executive education courses

ConsensusProof of WorkProof of StakeOld Field

HistoryCynthia Dwork developed stronger adversarial modelsDid not have many applicationsBlockchain has brought cryptography and consensus into the mainstream eye

ProtocolsDFINITYTendermintBitcoinFocus has been on proof of stake protocolsMining may not be sustainableLong term sustainabilities and lack of externalities is importantProof of stake offers efficientlyAs does proof of elapsed time and proof of space and time

ConsensusSybil controlComing to agreement relies on traditional consensusPoS, PoW refer to the sybil control mechanismPoS - Putting down capitalFinancial penalty for misbehaviorToken holders are participantsPoW - burning energyOne cpu, one voteNo connection between token custody and rewardsP o Elapsed Time Proof of Authority placing reputationA cost of playing ballTraditional Consensus (PBFT)No concept of probabilistic finalityAll honest nodes come to final agreementClosed, permissionedBlockchainAll nodes may with a high degree of probability agreeA probabilistic guarantee

Longest Chain RuleLongest sequence of blocks is the EthereumGhostCan be attacked by a stealthy entityOpen, permissionless, decentralizedInefficientNode churnBetter liveness properties

Early PoS 2013PeerCoinNXTBitsharesPrimitiveState grinding attack vulnerableRandomness derived from blockhashes

New GenerationDFINITYUses threshold relay decentralized randomnessTendermintRound robinHas social layer fallbackEthereum CasperThunderellaAlgorandHides the block creator until the block has been created

In Tendermint a minority below the assumption cannot break finalityIn Bitcoin >10% can change the finality through threatening to censor

Hard to get both economic and cryptographic security. Not clear that bribing and collusion attacks have been solved. No protocols have shown sophisticated economic models.

Mechanism LabsFocussing on incentive schemesWhat does it mean to have a stable, scalable protocolScalability

Proof of ReplicationRecent work with Verifiable delay functionsIn commit/reveal schemes there is an opportunity to manipulate by giving only one person the ability to reveal the randomnessVerifiable delay functions allow anyone to reveal the randomnessASIC resistance because not parallelizable

SAFE Crossroads #49, What's so Special about the SAFE Browser?

Dec 19, 2018

Description:

MaidSafe just released a completely in-house version of the SAFE Browser with some very cutting-edge features and toggles to explore experimental features. It's still rough-cut,as browser experiences go, but it opens the door to some very advanced development options as the SAFE Network matures toward readiness for launch.

Helping us get a feel for this step forward are two of the MaidSafe front-end developers most responsible for this new step: Gabriel Viganotti and Josh Wilson.

Understanding where the SAFE Browser has come from, where it is and where it's going can give one new insight and a real feel for why SAFE Network development is really in a field of its own.

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The Tatiana Show Ep. 163 E.G Nadhan

Dec 18, 2018

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So I know what a white hat is, I know what a grey hat is, and a black hat. But what the heck is a Red Hat? I was intrigued to meet Nadhan, who goes by a single name like Cher, or Madonna. He stood out because true to the company name, he was adorned with a red baseball cap with "Red Hat" written in white letters. I suppose I should have known, since it turns out Red Hat is a multi billion dollar company that is at the forefront of open innovation and enterprise solutions. The coolest part was that I actually followed along in their process as described by Nadhan, and it's pretty mind blowing. Learn more in this interview about open source technology and how it's changing the world in its application.

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E.G.Nadhan is Chief Technology Strategist for the Central Region at Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including Cloud, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain through multiple channels including industry conferences, Executive Round tables as well as customer specific Executive Briefing sessions. With 25+ years of experience in the IT industry selling, delivering and managing enterprise solutions for global corporations, he works with the executive leadership of enterprises to innovatively drive Digital Transformation with a healthy blend of emerging solutions and a DevOps mindset.

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What Bitcoin Did #57 Building Bitcoin With Core Developer Bryan Bishop

Dec 18, 2018

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'œThere are bugs in Bitcoin, some that we know about and some that we don't. Of the ones that we know about, not all of them are public knowledge.'

'" Bryan Bishop

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 14th Dec, 2018

Project: Bitcoin

Role: Core Developer

Bitcoin may be the most important software project of our lifetime. A decentralized protocol, storing $billions in value, potentially $trillions in the future, yet this software is supported and developed by a distributed, volunteer group of developers.

How does this group of developers make decisions? What upgrades are important? Who gets to contribute to Bitcoin? How is code reviewed and pushed live? How are bugs reported and handled?

There are so many important questions that surround the development of Bitcoin and protection of the protocol, some of it shrouded in mystery. In this interview, I talk with Core Developer, Bryan Bishop about how developers work on Bitcoin. We discuss how ideas go from concept to code, testing procedures and the future of Bitcoin.

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#266 David Andolfatto: The Impact of Central Bank Digital Currencies on the Banking Sector

Dec 18, 2018

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Since the rise of digital currencies and cryptocurrencies, central banks are considering the role these new forms of money may play in our evolving digital economy. One of the ideas studied is the notion of a central bank digital currency. While people and companies can hold central bank liabilities in the form of cash, only licensed banks have access to digital cash accounts with central banks.

We're joined by David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. David was previously on the podcast to discuss his idea for Fedcoin, a central bank issued cryptocurrency. In a recent paper, he explores the impact central bank digital currencies may have on the monopolistic banking sector.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The state of central bank research on digital currencies and cryptocurrenciesThe idea that central banks may hold Bitcoin reservesDavid's new paper on the impact of central bank digital currencies (CBDC)The potential impacts of CBDC's on the banking sector and our economyThe role of fractional reserve banking in our economyHow fractional reserve banking applies to cryptocurrenciesThe Debreu model and the need for money in an entirely liquid marketDavid's outlook for the future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Links mentioned in this episode:

Assessing the Impact of Central Bank Digital Currency on Private Banks (paper)Smart Contracts and Asset Tokenization (article)My perspective on the Bitcoin Project (article)The Trust Machine: The Story of Bitcoin (article)Fedcoin: On the Desirability of a Government Cryptocurrency (article)David's last appearance on the podcast

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Technology & Choice #41, Economics - In Search of a Firm Foundation, with Bob Murphy

Dec 18, 2018

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Is Economics an ideology or a technology, a science or a religion? Is there some foundational principle of Economics upon which everyone can agree? Why is the subject of Economics so contentious?

We explore these and other questions with our guest, Bob Murphy. Bob is a bona fide professional economist with tons of academic credentials and a lot of experience breaking the subject down for "the rest of us."

To help anchor the subject we talk quite a bit about his fabulous book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action.

Followers of this show will recognize immediately, he had me at Choice!

Anyway, we had a lot of fun and hope it is a useful conversation for you.

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The Crypto Show With Andreas Antonopoulos & Connie Gallippi At LaBitConf, Santiago Chile

Dec 18, 2018

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On my visit to LaBitConf in Santiago Chile I was lucky enough to catch up with Andreas Antonopoulos and Connie Gallippi. Video
Andreas covers some of the topics of his speech at LaBitConf and his plans towards outreach in Latin America. Connie gives us the latest on GiveTrack and BitGive as well as some of the history of BitGives successes.LaBitConf is definitely one of if not the best bitcoin conference in Latin America.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #12 - Robot On My Shoulder

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

"I don't have to know everything all at once, the AI is supplementing that so I have the world's knowledge about what's likely for this particular patient in front of me and probably what's not."

'" Dr. Alan Pitt

Artificial intelligence is a big term, it's often misused and applies to a number of different applications and industries. It's also very polarizing and people usually fall into one of two camps; either they're wild fanboys about it or terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought. In this episode, we pay tribute to our AI overlords and focus on how AI can make the healthcare industry more efficient and, fingers crossed, maybe save us all a bit of money.

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What Bitcoin Did #56 Why Bitcoin Matters For Freedom With Alex Gladstein

Dec 14, 2018

Description:

'œA lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.'

'" Alex Gladstein

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 6th Dec, 2018

Company: Human Rights Foundation

Role: Chief Strategy Officer

All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticize Bitcoin when the price crashes, calling it a speculative asset with no utility. Is price a distraction from the potential for Bitcoin?

Right now the use case for Bitcoin is limited for those in the developed world. Sure it is fun to send Bitcoin, perhaps it is easier than using a bank for sending value to someone in another country, but price volatility limits the use case for payments. In the developed world, holding Bitcoin will benefit most if it does become a globally recognized, accepted and used as a form for money. Right now, some would argue the most significant opportunity is in the developed world or with those living in either authoritarian countries or under governments with poor fiscal policies.

A regular criticism of fiat is the ability for governments to print money on demand, leading to inflation and a reduction in the value of the local currency. This has been seen most evidently with the failed socialist policies of two successive Venezuelan presidents.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are an opportunity for people living under these regimes to create and protect value, and trade while reducing their exposure to the risks of their domestic currency.

Other use cases exist, from Bitcoin being used to pay women unable to get bank accounts in Afghanistan to companies using Bitcoin to transact outside of capital controls. The common theme is that cryptocurrencies offer freedom from rules, whether those are state or legacy processes.

In this interview, I talk about why Bitcoin matters for Freedom with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. We discuss what fundamental human rights are lost under authoritarian regimes, how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies increase freedom and how Dem Tech (Democracy Tech) could lead to a wave of investment in cryptocurrencies.

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Ep. 160 The Tatiana Show- Connie Gallippi

Dec 13, 2018

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Connie Gallippi has been a guest on the Tatiana Show before, but this is a really exciting occasion as Givetrack 1.0 has been launched! Fresh off of her trip to the Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Santiago, Chile, Founder and Executive Director of the Bitgive Foundation joins us to tell us all about the latest news. We hear about the ways that charities can use Blockchain tech right now, using Bitcoin as the base. Connie's work is impressive, and is a culmination of years of innovation in the space. Tune in and hear more about how you can track your donations using Givetrack.

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Connie founded BitGive in 2013, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization, leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Connie speaks internationally and is an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity. Previously, Connie worked with nonprofits in California for 15 years in a variety of roles, she remains involved as a volunteer for several organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech.

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#265 James Prestwich: Summa One - Cross-chain Financial Instruments and Contracts

Dec 12, 2018

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While trustless interactions on Ethereum are native to the protocol, trustless interactions between the Ethereum blockchain and other blockchains are difficult to implement. Interoperability protocols heavily rely on atomic swaps, which typically come with a free option problem.

For this episode we're joined by James Prestwich, CEO at Summa. Summa designs and implements cross-chain financial contracts and instruments such as swaps, options, futures, and auctions. Summa recently conducted a dutch auction spanning the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains: Ethereum NFTs were auctioned off trustlessly to bidders on the Bitcoin network. We also discuss Riemann, a framework for deploying transaction scripts to UTXO-based chains, as well as the advantages of the predictability of transactions in UTXO-based chains and how to bring some of those advantages to Ethereum smart contracts.

Topics discussed in this episode:

James background in Japanese and how he became interested in blockchainJames contributions to Bitcoin ScriptSumma's recent cross-chain auction in which Ethereum NFTs were auctioned off to participants on the bitcoin networkRiemann, a framework for deploying script based transactions to UTXO blockchainsAtomic swaps leading to free optionsAdvantages of transaction predictability in UTXO based chains

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Summa WebsiteCross-chain Auctions via Bitcoin Double Spends (article)Statesless SPV (article)Declarative Smart Contracts (article)Introducing Reimann (article)James Prestwich on Twitter

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The Third Web #12 - The Actor Model

Dec 12, 2018

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Subodh Sharma is a professor of computer science at IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in India. While he's not teaching, Subodh conducts research into the formal verification of distributed systems, and his work on the automated formal verification of smart contacts has drawn international interest.

I called up Subodh because I was looking for someone to explain an approach to writing software called the actor model. The actor model essentially involves sandboxing tasks in such a way that complexity is minimized and all behaviors of a software system can be known under all conditions.

Currently the actor model is applied to the management of telecommunications networks through the Erlang language, and also in secure servers. Understanding the way robust distributed systems are constructed assists in the assessment of platform designs and gives us a view into the future of the ultimate distributed system - the Third Web.

What is the actor model, what are its origins, where is it usedMessage Passing Interface (MPI) is very similar - is a standard for communication between processors.The Actor Model is an abstract model of computation for capturing concurrent interaction in a system.An actor is a primitive entity of computation.An independent component of a system with its own address spaceLike an object or a taskActors are not like threads which communicate via shared memoryActors communicate via explicit messages.Every actor has an addressCommunication is asynchronousAllowing concurrent execution and message passing

Why is concurrent execution and message passing so challenging?Concurrency is difficult to reason about because there is so much to take into account.If the order of arrival of messages from a number of worker processes to a manager process effects the correctness of the manager process output, every possible order of arrival needs to be considered by the programer.

DeterminismOutput determinism means that for a given input to a program the output is always the same.Non-determinism allows higher performance. Determinism is easier to reason about.The actor model allows us to have non-deterministic message passing inside a system but maintain deterministic output.Deterministic messaging involves the sender announcing their intention to send a message and the receiver announcing their intention to receive the message from the sender.Non-deterministic messaging is where the receiver does not care where the message is coming fromThis requires all entities to have names or addresses.

Where is this used?In telecommunications networks.Also in secure servers.Scientific computing.And because in blockchains all entities have names/addresses, it is an environment that is ideal for actor model based programming.

Smart ContractsNothing more than software modulesTransactional in natureEither the transaction meets specifications or it does notSmart contracts must execute deterministically and be oblivious of the environment in which they are running.

History of the Actor ModelMid 70sIrene Greif, Gul Agha laid the foundations for the model.Large community of non CS engineers - aerospace, bioscience, chemical engineering - adopted the MPI for scientific programming. MPI was influenced by the actor model.Applications existed for concurrency. The complete system needed to be developed for this to emerge.

Subodh's work on autonomously verified smart contractsProvided sound guarantees of bug free codeTook smart contract source code & created a semantic preserving translation to an intermediate language that was verification friendlyThe translated program preserved all of the behaviors that could have emerged in the original.Feed this to an automated tool that performs symbolic model checking.Analyzed smart contracts in generality.Found many buggy smart contracts.

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SAFE Crossroads #48, A Reintroduction and Update on the SAFE Network, with Dug Campbell

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

I've been wanting to do an overview of the SAFE Network for some time, as a sort of new introduction, an update on where the project has currently gotten to, and a view of what's ahead.

Dug Campbell from MaidSafe helps me try to accomplish this, because I found it really hard to do by myself! Dug has gained a lot of experience talking about the SAFE Network with a wide variety of different people in varying circumstances. He also, being based there in MaidSafe headquarters, has continual access to the heart of the team.

I hope a broad variety of listeners will find this episode interesting and useful, from those with little tech experience, to developers.

Music

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What Bitcoin Did #55 The Bullish Case For Bitcoin With Vijay Boyapati

Dec 11, 2018

Description:

'œBitcoin is like gold but with this magical ability that you can teleport it.'

'" Vijay Boyapati

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 4th Dec, 2018

Project: Bitcoin :)

Bitcoin is a survivor. In the 10 years of the protocol, Bitcoin has survived the collapse of Mt. Gox, the closing of the Silk Road, the banning of Bitcoin by the Chinese government and relentless attacks from politicians, economists and journalists.

With each attack, the Bitcoin immune system gets stronger, and with each market cycle, the infrastructure grows. In the last two years the network market cap peaked at nearly $300bn, futures have arrived, custody solutions have improved, and Lightning Network is in beta with a rapidly growing capacity.

The potential of the Bitcoin network is enormous, and the Lightning Network offers scale which the base layer has been unable to provide. Together, Bitcoin can be both a global settlement layer for digital gold and a payment network better than the current fiat system.

Vijay Boyapati highlighted the potential with his article The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, making a case for why it is the hardest form of money and the best store of value. In this interview, we discuss the originals of the article, why Bitcoin is so important and why we should be bullish about its future.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #11 - The Data Death Star

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

"Your healthcare data's sold, it's being sold for tons of money every year. People are making tons of money on it. You should be getting a cut, you should be getting rewarded for that."

'" Kamal Obbad

Data could quite possibly be the buzz-word of the 21st century. This is especially true in terms of health data, which is what this episode is all about. As a topic, health data is a behemoth not unlike the Death Star; so, we spend time in this episode pulling it apart piece by piece, and in the end, we may just have a happy ending via a hard to find thermal exhaust port...or at least blockchain technology.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

Dec 9, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

First, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan talk about the recently lawsuit filed against many of the largest players in Bitcoin Cash. Expanding on last weeks discussion if Hashpower isn't enough, should it be enough to dictate consensus?

Then, Adam is joined by one of the authors of the Crypto Caselaw Minute and returning guest Stephen Palley for a more in-depth look at the

And finally, Bitcoin Clock creator and long time LTB editor Matthew Zipkin tells us how he wound up hand-making "non-boring bitcoin full nodes", which listeners of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! show have an opportunity to win.

Links from the episode:

Episode Sponsored by www.Bkeychain.comBitcoin Cash Lawsuit full texthttps://www.scribd.com/document/395082279/Bcash-Suit

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What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

Dec 7, 2018

Description:

'œIt should be less burdensome to get an innovative asset to market. The world is moving fast and we need regulatory support to keep newer technologies in the US.'

'" Gabor Gurbacs

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018

Project: VanEck/MVIS

Role: Director, Digital Assets Strategy

The crypto bear market has been felt by many. From traders to miners, the fall in prices has led many to lose a significant amount of money. The fall in prices has also impacted companies and projects: GigaWatt has filed for bankruptcy, ETCDEV - an Ethereum Classic team has shut down, and many others are facing challenges times.

Institutions have regularly been cited as a potential end to the bear market, yet ICE's Bakkt has delayed the launch of their Bitcoin settled futures until January 24th '˜19 and the SEC continues to either delay their decision or deny every application for an ETF. Only yesterday, the VanEck application, the remaining open application was delayed until February, the deadline for deciding on the application.

Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recently spoke at Consensus: Invest about ETFs, highlighting his and the concerns of others within the SEC. All do not share these concerns, Commissioner Peirce dissented in response to the rejection of the Winklevoss denied application and spoke to The What Bitcoin Did Podcast about her concerns that the SEC is overstepping their mandate, stating 'œBy precluding approval of cryptocurrency-based ETPs for the foreseeable future, the Commission is engaging in merit regulation.'

Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS shares Hester's frustration, telling me that America wants a Bitcoin ETF and that a Bitcoin ETF faces a higher bar than other markets. In this interview, we discuss the VanEck application, why market manipulation is not unique to Bitcoin and the unfair standards by which the SEC treats Bitcoin.

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Technology & Choice #40, Ayurveda Technology, with Vaidya Lokesh Rathuri

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Ayurveda is a practice for maintaining and restoring health with origins dating back 10,000 years. It has been practiced consistently since. Might there be something to learn here? Might it offer choices for health and healing which are not available in the modes and institutions which most of us are used to?

I recently had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a Vaidya (practitioner/doctor) of Ayurveda, Lokesh Rathuri. He presents the basic understandings on which Ayurveda is built, in a way that opens the subject for a beginning understanding. It is a different view than most in the West are used to. You get to decide where there is merit there to warrant further exploration. We also discuss the interface of eastern and western practices and how they can inform each other's understanding and practice.

Links

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Ayurveda Department phone # - (828) 278-8112 - Mary Walker

Ayurveda Simplified, by Dr. Nisha Manikantan

Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

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What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

Dec 4, 2018

Description:

'œThere may be a few people who genuinely think a deflationary currency is the way to go, nobody on the Grin team does.'

'" Michael Corder (Yeastplume)

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 30th Nov, 2018

Project: Grin

Role: Developer

Outside of the most hardcore Bitcoin maximalists, there are some who respect a minimal number of alternative cryptocurrency projects. My experience in creating this podcast is that you find some who say they are maximalists, but Monero is cool, or that Decred is interesting.

The ability to command respect is usually steeped in a currencies foundation sharing characteristics of Bitcoin:

An anonymous founder

A focus on decentralisation

A monetary policy which does not enrich the founders and developers

No premine

One such project which has sparked interest is Grin's implementation of Mimblewimble, a new coin which attempts to solve some of the privacy and scaling issues of Bitcoin.

On August 2nd, 2016, Tom Elvis Jedusor, a contributor to the Bitcoin Wizards IRC channel dropped his whitepaper, describing a blockchain with a radically different approach to transaction construction from Bitcoin. In October 2016, Andrew Poelstra from Blockstream completed his analysis of the whitepaper and dropped a position paper filling in some of the gaps from the original paper to make precise the idea.

In the middle of November, Ignotus Peverell, another anonymous developer, appeared on the same IRC channel with a link to GitHub with an implementation of Mimblewimble, and this is how Grin was born.

Fast forward to today and Grin has launched its fourth testnet and is preparing to launch its mainnet in January of next year.

In this interview I talk with Michael Cordner, aka Yeastplume, a developer working on the Grin implementation of Mumblewimble, we discuss why Grin is acceptable for some Bitcoiners, their approach to monetary policy and governance, and how to mine Grin.

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#264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare - The Internet's (De)centralized Security Blanket

Dec 4, 2018

Description:

We enter dozens of trust relationships ever time we interact with the Web. Browsers, ISPs, DNS providers, cloud hosting companies, all the way down to the handful of people who control certificate root keys; we rely on the integrity of these intermediaries to serve reliable, and accurate information. The concentration of power by any one of these actors threatens to compromise the very foundational principles of the Web. Decentralized technologies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tor, and IPFS seek to reverse this trend.

We're joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. Founded less than 10 years ago, the company offers content delivery services (CND), DNS, and DDoS protection to over 12 million websites. The company contributes to open source cryptography libraries, some of which are used by Etherum. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Nick's background as a cryptographer and previous position at AppleThe Internet's infrastructure and trust modelHow Cloudflare is experimenting with IPFSThe challenges to hosting static websites with IPFSCloudflare's Onion routing service (Tor) and the benefits to usersThe Roughtime protocol and encrypted SNICloudflare's contribution to open-source cryptography librariesThe vulnerabilities of DNS and Cloudflare's free private DNS service (1.1.1.1)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Welcome to Crypto Week (article)Roughtime: Securing Time with Digital Signatures (article)Introducing CFSSL - CloudFlare's PKI toolkit (article)End-to-End Integrity with IPFS (article)Introducing the Cloudflare Onion Service (article)Cloudflare's Distributed Web GatewayNick Sullivan's website

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Distributed Dialogues EP #10 - Rebalancing The Equation

Dec 3, 2018

Description:

"Through a series of leaderless decisions, often driven and maintained by special interests, healthcare has become a kluged machine focused on defeating death at the expense of optimizing life."

'" Dr. Alan Pitt

Welcome to Season Three of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Distributed: Health conference in Nashville, Tennessee, which brought healthcare professionals and tech innovators together to begin tackling some of the major issues plaguing the American Healthcare System today. In each episode we'll be talking with some of the leading voices in the industry, covering how decentralized technology influences artificial intelligence, the opioid crisis, data privacy, and even the use of psychedelics for treating PTSD.‚

This episode is called 'œRebalancing The Equation'; in it, we take a look at the complicated history of American Healthcare, some of the issues facing it today, and what solutions may lie ahead.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #382 Is Hashpower Enough?

Dec 2, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by Daniel Krawisz for an in-depth talk about the miner incentives playing a major role in Bitcoin SV's path to victory.

Links from the episode:

Daniel's "Bitcoin Stuff" Podcast

Daniel's 2013 interview on Let's Talk Bitcoin! #33

"When to Fork The Pope" episode of The Crypto Show

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Music for episode 382 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Matthew Zipkin and Adam Levine.

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The Tatiana Show- World Crypto Con- Mark Yarm, VESA, Kingsley Edwards & Jeffrey A Tucker

Dec 2, 2018

Description:

Tatiana Moroz and Sasha Hodder spoke with the more arts and activism driven side of the spectrum as well. This compilation of interviews includes conversations about Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road, the music industry, the art world, and the criminal justice system. These things are woven together through some of the shared experiences and work of our guests, so take a listen for a deeper side to World Crypto Con 2018 in Las Vegas.

About the Guests:

Mark Yarm is a senior writer for Breaker, an online magazine about all things blockchain and cryptocurrency. He is a former senior editor at the music magazine Blender and the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. A resident of Brooklyn, he has written for the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, and WSJ. Magazine.

V E S A is a Crypto artist, performer and keynote speaker V E S A is best known for working with Bollywood actress Veena Malik in a world-changing collaboration, which was seen by around 300 million people through BBC World, The Independent, IBT, Times of India, VICE, etc. His innovative mixed media platform Artevo soft forked in 2017 to Art For Crypto, which is rapidly establishing new creative standards in the blockchain art space. He also writes about creativity on News BTC.

Kingsley Edwards founded Leet, an online esports bitcoin platform, in 2013 with the vision of integrating cryptocurrencies with popular video games. After Leet was acquired by Unikrn, he acted as a Director for the UnikoinGold token sale that sold over $30M in tokens. Kingsley is now focused on bringing his experience and network from the crypto community to help other organizations achieve success in the blockchain industry with Block 16.

Jeffrey A. Tucker is the Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and eight books in 5 languages. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.

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The Crypto Show: Ben Swann Isegoria, Bradley Zastrow Dash, Robin O'Connell Uphold And Bryan Courchesne DAiM

Dec 1, 2018

Description:

Ben Swann gives us the latest on his new project Isegoria and how crypto currency especially Dash and Smart-Cash have given him the freedom to truly be an independent journalist. Recorded at World Crypto Con in Las Vegas.Then from Money2020 we talk with Bradley Zastrow a former American Express Exec turned Crypto Exec with Dash Core Group. Robin O'Connell VP of Uphold also sit's in on the conversation to discuss Uphold's new partnership with Dash as well as Upholds presence around the world.Finally we talk with Bryan Courchesne from DAIM, Digital Assets Investment Management about their investment services.

What Bitcoin Did #52 Exploring Crypto Narratives With Nathaniel Whittemore

Nov 30, 2018

Description:

'œThe business model for surveillance, which can be used for ill, is advertising.'

'" Nathaniel Whittemore

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 28th Nov, 2018

Company: NLW & CO

Role: Lead

The crypto industry is blessed with many smart thinkers and content producers. Across Twitter, Medium, news sites and blogs there is a regular supply of thought pieces and analysis where contributors speculate on the future of the industry.

There are often opposing views which can stretch to disagreements and impassioned debates. Keeping up with all this content can be difficult, which is why Nathaniel Whittemore's Long Reads Sunday has become an essential follow for anyone in the industry.

Nathaniel carefully curates all the news, articles and discussions into a super thread of threads on Twitter where he carefully knits together the narratives from the week into a coherent story.

Nathaniel came on the podcast this week to discuss Long Reads Sunday and other key narratives, from the problems with crypto marketing to how technology is advancing faster than society can adapt.

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SAFE Crossroads #47, Resource Description Framework, SOLID and SAFE

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone."

Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network.

We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolution in how we manage data, making it more useful as well as returning control of users' data to users.

Your host learned a lot. Hope you find it useful.

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Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

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What Bitcoin Did #51 The Future of Banking with Zac Prince

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

'œI think the term bank won't be used so much when we are talking about banking services 20 years from now.'

'" Zac Prince

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018

Company: BlockFi

Role: Founder and CEO

A sign of the maturing market is the growth of traditional financial products built for cryptocurrencies. Both the corporate and retail financial sectors understand the benefits of crypto, and thus a range of companies and institutions are bringing products to market.

One of these such companies is BlockFi who offer loans backed by cryptocurrencies. BlockFi recognised that there are crypto holders who want to use the value of their crypto without selling and therefore provide loans which are collateralised with Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether.

BlockFi also recognises that the future of banking may be very different from the high street retail banking experience of today. The company is arguably a bank, if not, then they are at least a competitor, able to offer a growing range of financial products to a global customer base. While some people do not like stablecoins, BlockFi can utilise them to provide financial products to customers in emerging markets who want access to dollar loans.

In this interview, I chat with BlockFi Founder and CEO Zac Prince about why he is building BlockFi, what the future of banking with Bitcoin looks like and how BlockFi is building new products to service a financial world which includes cryptocurrencies.

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#263 Justin Drake: Ethereum's Audacious Roadmap to Build a True World Computer

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

The Ethereum vision has always been to create a world computer. But its scalability and performance limitations have meant that it has fallen far short of that vision. Yet, work on scaling Ethereum has exploded in breadth and complexity over the past years. From variants of PoS, to Plasma / Plasma Cash, sharding, EWASM, BLS signatures, everything has been on the table. While confusing on the surface, underneath a coherent vision for a new Ethereum that will scale near infinitely has emerged.

We were joined by Ethereum Researcher Justin Drake to discuss the Ethereum Serenity vision, its core components and the roadmap ahead. A particular focus was the beacon chain, the role of randomness and Verifiable Delay Functions.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Justin's previous project building on top of Open BazaarWhy he made the switch from application development to Ethereum consensus researchThe high-level vision for Ethereum 2.0 / SerenityThe Ethereum Serenity roadmap to scaling the world computer by 1m timesThe crucial role of the beacon chainThe difference between Ethereum Serenity and PolkadotThe role of randomness in making Ethereum Serenity workThe limitations of existing trustless sources of randomnessHow Verifiable Delay Functions can be used to create better randomnessThe Ethereum Foundation plans to develop an open-source VDF ASIC

Links mentioned in this episode:

DevCon4 Talk by Justin Drake about VDF & RandomnessDevCon4 Talk by Vitalik Buterin about Ethereum 2.0VDF ResearchMinimal VDF randomness beacon - Sharding - Ethereum ResearchEthereum ProjectTwo Point Oh: Explaining ValidatorsTwo Point Oh: The Beacon Chain

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The Tatiana Show- Dj J Scrilla & Comedian Michael Salvi

Nov 26, 2018

Description:

Josh and I had a great time chatting with Dj J Scrilla, a pioneer in the music and blockchain space. He has a new song out along with a video and token component. Michael Salvi has been on tour this past year with the Integrity Tour (formerly the Crypto Shitshow which yours truly has performed at). What a fun time and a pretty laid back show. We also learned about a couple of upcoming events Tatiana will be participating at. The first is in Cleveland at the Blockland Solutions Conference Dec 2-4, 2018. You can use the promo code MOROZ to save $200 off your ticket. The second event will be in NYC as a media fireside chat on Dec 11 and will include a live stream. More details below.

About the Guests:

DJ J Scrillais the co-host of theArt on the Blockchain Podcastand a weekly FM radio show on WERA 96.7FM in the DC area. He is a prominent member of the CryptoArt and CryptoMusic community and he's carved out a career as a critically acclaimed record producer, audio engineer and DJ. He has deep roots in both the traditional music industry and the blockchain network.

Scrilla first officially spoke about cryptoart at a Government blockchain meetup in DC in January 2017. A year later he spoke at the now legendary Rare Digital Art Festival in NYC, co-runs a Meet-Up group with Cynthia Gayton, and in 2018 he has delivered presentations titled "Intro To Crypto Art and Crypto Music" in Atlanta, Arlington, Baltimore, and DC. He was a panelist and after party DJ at the Creative Tech Week Blockchain Panel in NYC, presented at A3C Festival in Atlanta and was booked by Consensys to cover their Ethereal event.

Scrilla began making cryptoart in 2016 and has since become one of the most prolific artists in the blockchain space, having issued more than 40 cryptoart pieces. In addition, he has over 20 years of DJ and record producing experience and has carved out productions with hip hop legends such as Cassidy, Raekwon, Mobb Deep, Nipsey Hussle and hundreds more.www.rarescrilla.com

Mike Salviis a standup comedian from Philadelphia, and a co-founder of The Integrity Show. Mike has been an advocate for sound money for over a decade, and hates fiat so much that he trades it all in for Bitcoin and Monero as quickly as possible, sometimes causing him to eat strictly from the dollar menu at a restaurant that rhymes with Shmendy's.

Steven Santamariais the Co-chair of the Thought Leadership Node of the Blockland Initiative. He is telling us about theBlockland Solutions Conferencesolutions on Dec 2-4, 2018 in Cleveland. It is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving for the region.

David Whiting, Managing Partner, CEO ofAcquchatis experienced in Corporate Consulting of Companies in the Public & Private Sector like UNISYS, Food Manufacturers like McCormack, computer lessors, entertainment companies like BMG, Arista, and HBO, retailers like Saks Fifth Ave, Canon USA, Audiovox, and Gold Refiner Johnson Matthey. AcuqChatwill be on Dec 11, 2018, for more details, see thewebsite.

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What Bitcoin Did #50 Crypto Regulations With The SEC's Hester Peirce

Nov 24, 2018

Description:

'œJust because you are calling something Crypto does not mean you can ignore the rules we have had in place for years, but I do think we also need to be willing to open the doors a little bit wider for innovation.'

'" Hester Peirce

Interview location: Washington

Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

Organization: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Role: Commissioner

As the market for cryptocurrencies has grown, so has the oversight from the various regulators who manage the different aspects of the financial markets. Specifically, the SEC has been monitoring, responding to and enforcing the rules by which they regulate the financial markets.

While the SEC initially took a hands-off approach to cryptocurrencies, they have been increasingly providing guidance as to how they view the different parts of the crypto space. From enforcement action against ICOs which are deemed unregistered securities to ruling on proposed rule changes to allow the trade of Bitcoin ETPs, it is becoming clearer that just because a project is a cryptocurrency, it can't sidestep the rules which have been in place for decades.

The Commission has yet to approve any ETP, so far, rejecting every application. Commissioner Peirce, a vocal proponent of supporting innovation, dissented after the SEC disapproved the proposed rule change to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.

'œI reject the role of gatekeeper of innovation'"a role very different from (and, indeed, inconsistent with) our mission of protecting investors, fostering capital formation, and facilitating fair, orderly, and efficient markets. Accordingly, I dissent.'

'" Taken from Commissioner Peirce's dissent statement

I was invited by Hester to visit the SEC, and we discussed the role of the Commission, how they make decisions and why she dissented.

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The Crypto Show: SilkRoad Take-Down, Curtis Green Silk Road Admin & Lyn Ulbricht Sit Down

Nov 24, 2018

Description:

Were the Feds the real Villains? If you thought you had heard it all about the SilkRoad case guess again. In this interview the alleged murder-for-hire "Target" Curtis Green sits down with Lyn Ulbricht. Lyn is the mother of Ross Ulbricht who was accused of ordering a hit on Curtis as a consequence of his actions on the Dark Web website SilkRoad. Lyn has tirelessly scoured the internet, Courts and anywhere else for info to help #FreeRoss and even she had not heard much of the information Curtis shared with us in this interview.

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What Bitcoin Did #49 The Freedom To Innovate With Peter Van Valkenburgh

Nov 23, 2018

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'œA system of money that can move millions of dollars across borders are going to have some uses which are unsavory, it is also going to make the world freer, better and a buttress for human dignity.'

'" Peter Van Valkenburgh

Interview location: Washington

Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

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Role: Research Director

In the age of financial surveillance, cryptocurrencies have created a headache for regulators. The ability to move value, across the world without any intermediary has many benefits to society but can sidestep state-level regulations. Further, the ICO boom has created new forms of capital creation and regulators have been watching the space closely.

Coin Center recognizes the benefit of preserving the freedom to innovate with these permissionless public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and they support this by:

Producing and publishing policy research from respected academics and experts

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In this interview, I talk with Coin Center's Research Director, Peter Van Valkenburgh about the complexities of state v federal legislation and how they work with policymakers to support public blockchain innovation.

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Technology & Choice #39, Technology and a Parallel Society, with Paul Rosenburg

Nov 21, 2018

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Paul Rosenburg is a man of many interests and talents, with a lot of real-world technical experience. A principal author of fiberoptic installations standards and a founder of CryptoHippie (industrial grade internet privacy solutions), he is also the author of Freeman's Perspective, with both free and subscription newsletters.

In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, both technical and philosophical, surrounding the strategy of advancing human progress, not by fighting what doesn't work in the status quo, but by leveraging technology to create parallel societies which can grow up to replace it.

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The Crypto Show Caitlin Long & Vinny Lingham In Las Vegas

Nov 21, 2018

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Caitlin Long once again sits in with The Crypto Show at CoinAgenda in Las Vegas to talk about the latest in the battle for Blockchain in Wyoming. We also discuss the progress on the meeting in Jackson Hole. Which was a meeting to establish a Blockchain Bank. A "Crypto Friendly Mutual" may be a better description of that. Then down the street at World Crypto Con we talk with Vinny Lingham about the progress of Civic and his take on crypto markets which by the way have come true at date of release of this episode.

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#262 Brian Behlendorf: Hyperledger - From Blockchain Hype to Production Networks

Nov 20, 2018

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Most observers of the ecosystem will probably agree that 2015-2017 were the years of the enterprise blockchain. It was during that time that many startups catering to enterprise were founded and funded, including Monax and Stratumn (where Brian and Sebastien previously worked). For the permissioned blockchain camp, adoption would come in the form of enterprise use cases, arguing that public networks carried too much risk, and lacked needed features like privacy. While much of the hype has subsided, large companies in every sector are forming consortia and leveraging blockchain to provide better process traceability and transparency, and reduce their reliance on third parties.

We're joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger. When Brian was last on the show, he had recently started his role at the Linux Foundation. Now, two years later, Hyperledger has gone from a nascent project to a mature ecosystem of technologies with hundreds of members. With dozens of networks in production, and backed by companies like IBM, Hyperleger is the most widely used blockchain technology for permissioned networks.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The most important developments in Hyperledger in the last two yearsHyperledger's family of technologiesProduction networks on HyperledgerHow Hyperledger Fabric differs from Tendermint and EthereumThe evolution of the enterprise blockchain ecosystemThe separation between the permissioned and public blockchain ecosystemsIndustry use cases for Hyperledger FabricBrian's skepticism about ICOs and tokensThe growing Hyperledger community and upcoming Global Forum in Basel this December

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The Third Web #11 - Scuttlebutt & Cypherspace

Nov 20, 2018

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Dominic Tarr is a hacker who resides on a sailboat, usually found in New Zealand's beautiful Hauraki Gulf. In recent years he has risen to fame as the creator of the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol, Scuttlebutt for short. Scuttlebutt is comprised of a standardized message format and a subjective append only log stored locally by users.

The first application has been a multi-client decentralized social media platform that is an absolute joy to use, and I encourage everyone to download my favourite desktop client, Patchwork, or Manyverse for Android. As an autonomous software system, like Bitcoin, Scuttlebutt rewards the provisioning of resources to support the network, only rather than a point system and money myth, Scuttlebutt offers something far more valuable, conversation. This mostly covers the origin of the protocol but I will definitely conduct more interviews with Dom and others close to the project, which is today one of the most impressive, and well used decentralized applications in existence.

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History of Secure ScuttlebuttThe name is coincidental. It comes from an old amazon paper describing a subsystem of the amazon dynamo database that used a gossip protocol.Gossip protocols are robust because, like human gossip, messages can be passed through third parties ensuring that if a network is disrupted communication can still take place.However as the message is passed from party to party there is the opportunity to manipulate its contents. This is easily countered using cryptography

What is secure scuttlebutt?Came from looking at the problem of getting two databases to store the same information.Dom was looking at building something like IPFS he called CyphernetCyberspace is the space made by signals, cypherspace is the space made by algorithmsHyperlinks tell you where to go to find a piece of information, a hash is the primary identifier in cypherspace. The hash tells you what the thing is once you have found it but not where to find it.With hyperlinks the server can give you anything. With a hash you always know you have the right thing but another system is required to help you find the thing.Dom found that in private software development there was an incentive to make poor software because that results in more billable hours for the service industryThis is because software contains a power structure encoded in itToday we live in an age of digital feudalism

From reading the Dynamo paper and learning node.js dominic became recognised as a distributed systems expert.This was the toolkit needed for the data replication he imagined.After presenting at a javascript meetup people responded wellHe got a job at a company, nearform, to build a distributed database. Through this project the idea for secure scuttlebut emerfged and dom gained the skills he needed to build itPerkeep, Cryptosphere - distributed file storage systemLearned from Cryptosphere's design philosophy that included a credit system that powered a reputation system. Realised that if this was used as a feed for a social network there was no need for the reputation system because users would only follow feeds they trusted and wanted to. This also provided sybil resistance.
Using a system like this you could separate the protocol, and information feed from the application preventing platform risk experienced by businesses building on platforms like facebook.The obvious first choice was a social media application By building a social media application the properties of the protocol could be discussed in that contextFirst contributor - Paul Frizee now works on the beaker browserPaul worked on the front end, Dom worked on the back endNow there is a large community and a number of applications using the protocolSome describe it as the internet in the early 90sConsensus Algos are slow and expensive. Dom learned this from seeing how Web 2.0 systems scaled. We should design things not to need consensus.Instead use eventual consistencyAvoid strict message ordering wherever possible. This makes the system much lighter weight.

The client ecosystemAt least 5 clients to the social network appPatchworkPatchbaypatchfooManyverse: Android client by Andre StaltzGit SSB: back end for GitAnything can be built as long as the message format supports a type field and the messages fit in 8KB

Multiple devicesSeparate client instances use different keysClients can identify themselves as belonging to the same identityIn the case of key theft the community can sort out which is the legitimate accountThis implements a variant of the web of trust model from the PGP days

Disappointment with blockchainThere is so much potential in cypherlinks - hashes and signatures - an opportunity to create a 'œthird web'In the early days of the internet everything worked so well just being free, why would you make everything cost money?Insisting on strict ordering makes it really hard to 'œget life done'

Additional third web projectsIPFSDappGitGunSwarmSSBMaidsafe

The Third Web is a completely new space where you can invent a new thing and the opportunity to build things that work is huge

The Tatiana Show-World Crypto Con Las Vegas Oct 31-Nov 2, 2018 Bryan Katis, Henry James , Chris Horlacher

Nov 19, 2018

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Recently Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, and of course financial applications to discuss. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Joshua Scigala the CEO of Vaultoro and Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.

Tatiana, Josh, and Sasha discuss the various projects featured by some colleagues at the conference. They include a chat with Bryan Katis of Troo.io, a trust platform that functions a bit like a decentralized credit bureau, but far more advanced. The ladies spoke with Henry James from Fincross, a next-generation digital investment bank based in Mauritius that aims to serve institutional, corporate, intermediary and private clients in B2C, B2B and P2P environments. The jurisdiction piqued Sasha's interests, and we got an in depth look at the benefits to working in Mauritius. Finally, a more in depth conversation with Equibit's Co-Founder, President & CEO, Chris Horlacher, breaks down some of the advantages of moving a project to Switzerland, along with the latest developments at Equibit including launching their mainnet and allowing for mining of their token.

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Bryan Katis Chief Product Officer, Trust Science / Troo.io

Bryan is a senior executive and thought leader with 23+ years' experience in Enterprise Software focused on building Analytics and Mobile products that delight customers. He is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, customer adoption, and technical sales support. Prior to joining Trust Science, Bryan led the Product group at Host Analytics where his team was driving innovation and strategy, and the suite of products was recognized as visionary by analysts. Bryan also led the Customer Success team at Anaplan where he owned the complete customer lifecycle and achieved high customer sat scores. In addition, Bryan spent more than 15 years at SAP in various global leadership roles including as the General Manager of the Enterprise Performance Management business which he grew to become the market leader ($750M in revenue). Bryan holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Henry James is an entrepreneur, currency trader, analyst and fund manager. Henry has been trading FX and cryptocurrency since 2011 and 2016 respectively. Following his post on the FX desk at PE Capital, Henry launched a quant FX fund and business accelerator, Rolle Capital.

Since inception in 2014, Henry managed the trade desk in Mumbai overseeing the investment team and testing of new algorithmic strategies until stepping down to focus on new venture, Fincross.

Chris Horlacher is one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As the CEO of Equibit Group, he applies his deep understanding of the space into all facets of his professional career, leading the vision and development of blockchain technology that promises to revolutionize the securities industry.

Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. Before the age of 30, he was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. Following that, Chris went on to found his own management consulting firm, playing an instrumental role in the success of numerous start-ups as well as multi-million-dollar projects for some of Canada's largest companies, SME's and non-profit organizations.

As an early adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Chris is often looked to for his insights on these emerging and exciting sectors. He has been interviewed by a number of leading media outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail (leading Canadian newspaper) and CBC (Canada's public broadcaster) , and has also spoken to large audiences at countless prominent industry events since 2014.

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What Bitcoin Did #48 Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

Nov 16, 2018

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'œIt is not just about making money. We didn't start this company to make PayPal 2.0.'

'" Jesse Powell

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018

Company: Kraken

Role: CEO

Volatility in crypto is reflected in the businesses which have been built upon it. Only recently have we seen this volatility with Bitmain, where during the bull run of 2017 the business was generated $billions in revenue and profit, but as the market has corrected, both revenue and profit has seen a sharp fall.

The same can be said for exchanges, in 2017 most could not recruit support staff and engineers fast enough, but recruitment in crypto comes with risk. Exchanges are a honeypot for thieves and hackers with wallets containing vast amounts of crypto wealth. Not only must exchanges protect themselves from outside hackers but they too must be prepared for staff compromising data and wallets.

Under the leadership of Jesse Powell, Kraken has grown to a global team of over 800 people. To ensure smooth operations, Kraken must recruit the right people and develop robust processes to protect the security of the company, while ensuring that they maintain a healthy culture.

As an old-school, early days crypto enthusiast, Jesse has led by example, rebelling against the BitLicense and donating $2m to Coin Center to ensure regulations do not swamp the industry.

In this interview, I talk to Jesse about the journey he has been on growing Kraken, the challenges of building an exchange and broader industry issues from regulation to mainstream journalism.

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SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

Nov 14, 2018

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Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful.

In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure.

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Medium article: Why the Internet Needs Evolution (Again)

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#261 Ben Sharafian & Stefan Thomas: Coil - A New Business Model for the Web

Nov 13, 2018

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The difficulties of compensating content creators for their work has been a driving force of the web for decades. It gave rise to advertising-driven tech giants like Google and Facebook and contributed to the decline of industries like music and publishing. Coil aims to change this and leverage blockchain and the Interledger Protocol to build a new business model for the web.

We were joined by Coil Founder and former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas and Coil Co-Founder Ben Sharifian to discuss their ambitions to change how content is consumed and paid for.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What web monetization isThe difference between web monetization and web paymentsThe negative effects of advertising-driven business modelsWhat the Interledger Protocol (ILP) isThe current state of ILPWhy Stefan and Ben decided to leave Ripple and start CoilThe case for web monetization as an initial use case for CoilThe idea of users paying a fixed bandwidth per second to content creatorsPossible user experiences that could be built on top of CoilHow to bootstrap Coil and get adoption

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Coil WebsiteCoil: Building a New Business Model for the WebLayer 3 Is for InteroperabilityTalk about Ripple and Coil at TOA18 - Stefan ThomasE92: Stefan Thomas - Understanding RippleE131: Evan Schwartz & Stefan Thomas - Building the Internet of Payments with Interledger

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The Crypto Show Dr. Craig S Wright & Daniel Krawisz On BCHSV Plus The POSM Algorithm

Nov 13, 2018

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Just days away from the BCH fork we talk with Dr. Craig S Wright about his thoughts on the fork and what he plans to do to maintain control. Craig also shares his thoughts on Bitcoin core, Lightning Networks and the origins of Bitcoin. Daniel Krawisz co-founder of Nakamoto Institute also sit's in for commentary and his take on the POSM algorithm coined by Dr. Wright. (Proof Of Social Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXMCzhwm554We also attempt to discuss Dave Klienman who was also thought to be a "Satoshi". Likewise we make an attempt at discussing the "Tulip Trust"https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6309656/1/kleiman-v-wright/ https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2644014-Tulip-Trust-Redacted.htmld

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What Bitcoin Did #47 Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

Nov 13, 2018

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'œThere are only going to be 21 million coins, there are billions of people in the world, some reasonable percentage of who might find it interesting to own a piece of Bitcoin.'

'" Adam Back

Interview location: London

Interview date: Friday 9th Nov, 2018

Company: Blockstream

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The Bitcoin whitepaper has eight references for eight projects and technologies which enabled and inspired Satoshi Nakamoto to create Bitcoin. One of those references is for Adam Back's Hashcash, a proof-of-work email anti-spam tool.

Adam's credentials as an early Bitcoiner are second to none. Not only is he cited in the whitepaper but his contributions to the early discussions around the development of the protocol are documented at the Nakamoto Institute.

Adam is now CEO of Blockstream, a leading developer of Bitcoin technologies. From sidechains to Lightning to their satellite network, Blockstream building out the commercial infrastructure to take Bitcoin to every corner of the earth.

In this interview, Adam reflects on a decade of Bitcoin with me, comparing and contrasting the early days of with now and explains to me why the whitepaper was different from previous attempts at digital cash. We also discuss the launch of liquid, how sidechains work and what is coming up for Blockstream.

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The Tatiana Show World Crypto Con Las Vegas: Mike Cernovich

Nov 13, 2018

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At the beginning of November, Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, but Michael Cernovich is a little different. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.

Cernovich is a controversial journalist, writer, and filmmaker. Michael has been on the activist scene for years, most recently in support of the 2016 Trump Election and he was instrumental in throwing of the Deploraball in DC. While some may not agree with his politics, most that meet him admit he is a "nice guy." We certainly found him to be kind and interesting, especially in his efforts to support Lyn Ulbricht by sharing the Change.org petition with his half a million Twitter followers. We were very excited to learn (and get an early preview) of his upcoming film "Hoaxed" that exposes the media industry's propaganda and the history of fake news.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #9 - The Devil's Excrement

Nov 12, 2018

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"Countries are moving towards knowledge as their main source of income because we can't rely, as a mining country or an oil country, just on our natural resources. We need to definitely take into account how technology is going to be part of the new Venezuela that we're going to rebuild once this ends."

'"Antonio Ledezma

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œThe Devil's Excrement'; in it, we bring you the reality of Venezuela's authoritarian government, what life is like under the veil, and what promises crypto may hold to unlocking a brighter future.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #381 Airdrops and Decentralization without Anonymity

Nov 11, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Andreas Antonopoulos discuss the recent flurry of interest in Airdrops, their history and whether they actually work as advertised.

Later: With smart contract based exchange EtherDelta suddenly the first decentralized exchange to settle with US regulators, the conversation turns to the place of decentralization and anonymity in truly disruptive projects.

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The Crypto Show In Las Vegas With Trace Mayer & Charlie Lee

Nov 11, 2018

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Trace Mayer joins the the show from Coin Agenda in Las Vegas right on the heels of Money 2020 where we caught up with Charlie Lee the creator of Litecoin.Trace covers all of his "Coined" phrases and prediction tools he's so well known for including an anecdote about Dash creator Evan Duffield.Charlie shares his thought's on Litecoin as a test-bed for Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, BCash and much more.

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What Bitcoin Did #46 Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

Nov 9, 2018

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'œHumanity needed to discover what is the best form of money.'

'" Francis Pouliot

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 7th Nov, 2018

Company: Satoshi Portal & Bylls.com

Role: CEO

Crypto tokens have come under increasing scrutiny over a range of issues:

Are they unregistered securities?

Do they hold any intrinsic value?

Can they be a medium of exchange when prices are volatile?

Are they scams?

Francis Pouliet, CEO of Satoshi Portal, recently entered into a Twitter debate with Brave CEO and President, Brendan Eich over the BAT token. Francis questioned both the legality of the ICO and the added friction for users of the Brave browser when using BAT.

In this interview, I discuss the value of tokens with Francis, whether Brave should consider using Bitcoin, the network effect of money and why the value of all tokens will eventually go to zero.

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The Third Web #11 - An Emerging India

Nov 8, 2018

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Recently I visited India representing the DFINITY Foundation. The trip was supported by upstart venture production and consulting group, Dunya Labs, and advocacy group, InCrypt. Those ten days altered my understanding of the way technology manifests products and the driving role the needs of high growth nations will have in defining the digital landscape of tomorrow.

In this episode, I'm joined by co-founder of Dunya Labs, Cathy Guo, and co-founders of InCrypt, Nitin Sharma & Sumukh Shetty. We examine the Indian startup, business and regulatory environments. We also look at the growth of telecommunications infrastructure alongside macro demographic trends and the unique business conditions they create.

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IncryptInvestment, community building, and policy research and advocacy Has produced study and guidance on regulation

Dunya LabsResearch ArmProduct specific researchInfrastructure team connecting applications to protocolsCommunity and incubation

Cathy's BookEntrepreneurial philosophyCorporate responsibilityEmerging tech landscape in IndiaEmerging startup ecosystemThe way that Indian startups create social and economic value

How do you see blockchain technology being deployed in India?Low trust, high administrative friction in IndiaMiddlemen are a big problemDesire for transparency and automationMore data is moved through Indian infrastructure than the USBeginning with banks and private ledgersSupply chain, etc. basic pilots that we are used to seeing in the first phase of blockchain experimentationNext step is public blockchainThis is limited by the regulatory environmentLook at India for talent, users & capital

The 4g RolloutIndia is experiencing a leapfrog effect for technology rollout

Tech companiesIndian tech companies are moving from a service based model through a period of optimizing external business models for the Indian market to a native innovation model where they will begin exporting technologyThere are 18 tech companies valued at over USD1b It is important not to overestimate the Indian consumer baseThere is limited local market protectionismThere may be 1.3 billion people but the number of consumers of tech products may be 30-50 millionUsers can't pay the way that they can in China or the USCompanies survive by being very leanTalent is cheaper, this makes it a good place to launchDeep tech is still limitedNeed funding and educational supportIf we compare the Indian market to where it was 10 years ago you see 10 - 100x growth but it is still an order of magnitude lower than China/USThere is a huge impact in reducing fees on increasing addressable marketAlmost 50% of Indians are under 30Little legacy infrastructure but high web and mobile penetration3 million software developers in India with a 50-70% increase in graduates yoy

LegacyPrimacy of agricultureFear of automation (computers)This has changed

What are the business models that will drive the next generation of Indian unicornsMany current unicorns are already expanding overseasEnterprised focussed, or SaaS companies can be based in india and address markets abroad - Zoho, FreshworksA new crop of SaaS companies are emerging with that modelThis allows the targeting of specific niches because of the lower cost of talentMany blockchain projects fit this model

Engineering EducationTheoreticalLack of innovation focusDesiged to pass you on to a services companyMOOCs and open source are enabling autodidacts and hackers to innovate Tertiary education is of variable quality Brain drain is a major problem

RegulationIndian government is pro-business and pro-innovationHas supported identity and digital payment work State and national government are experimenting with private blockchainPonzi schemes have damaged the support for public blockchainFear of capital flight

Bit Connect took USD3b equiv from India

https://factordaily.com/walmart-turns-to-flipkart-for-tech/

https://www.dunyalabs.io/https://www.incrypt.co/

The Crypto Show With The Real Paul Puey & Fake Chuck Williams

Nov 8, 2018

Description:

While in Las Vegas at World Crypto Con we were lucky enough to catch up with Paul Puey CEO and creator of Edge Wallet one of our favorites and the official wallet of The Crypto Show so please use the wallet.Joel Valenzuela also sits in with his witty impersonations of Chuck Williams the co-host of our show.Paul shares with us some of the hurdles of adding new coins to the Edge multi-coin wallet especially in regards to Monero's new Bullet Proofs protocol. Paul is long time friend of the show and this episode was a lot of fun for us.

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Technology & Choice #38, The Mid-Terms Through the Looking Glass

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or "Looking Glass") of Technology and Choice as a tool.

There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet so polarized at the same time. Whether you hold to the old Chinese curse ("May you live in Interesting Times") or not, there is no question that we do live in interesting times.

While a listener may be able to guess the co-hosts' political inclinations, this episode is not about that. It's actually much more about what we all have in common, and how the interplay of technology and choice can help us understand what's happening and effectively use technology to magnify our individual and collective influence.

Links

Robert's Free Satire Collection

Wikipedia excerpt

Infogalactic excerpt

Q - The Plan to Change the World

Music

Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

#260 : Devcon4 Recap - From HODL to BUIDL

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

It's that time of year again, Devcon time! Just as the conference was wrapping up, we sat down at the Prague Congress Center for a Devcon4 recap. Join Brian, Friederike, Sebastien, and a surprise guest host as we share our thoughts on the event, and how the Ethereum ecosystem has evolved since we last met in Cancun.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Devcon4 compared to Devcon3Changes to the Ethereum Foundation managementSerenity (Ethereum 2.0) roadmapThe shift from HODL to BUIDLThe apparent departure of ICOs from the landscapeThe growth of grant programsBrian's talk at the Generalized Mining panelThis year's emphasis on securityWeb3 Summit in Berlin the previous week

Links mentioned in this episode:

Devcon4 websiteDevcon3 recap episode from Cancun

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What Bitcoin Did #45 Fixing Online Advertising With Brendan Eich

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

'œThe system is so lacking in integrity, at least 20% of $100bn is going to fraud.'

'" Brendan Eich

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 2nd November

Company: Brave & Basic Attention Token

Role: CEO/President

The online advertising model is broken all parties are hurting:

Users encounter a degraded experience as web pages take longer to load - leading to an increase in mobile data charges

Publishers are losing revenue to fraud, and ad blockers are reducing the reach of campaigns

Advertisers lack good information on who they are advertising to, and their ads are appearing on fake websites

Brave is attempting to fix this, but not without controversy. Brave is growing as users are increasingly demanding greater online privacy and the tools which Brave uses to block scripts and ads is improving the experience for users, but this, in turn, is causing problems for advertisers and publishers.

Brave is attempting to change the model by changing the relationship between the three parties, ensuring that only ads that real people see on real sites are paid for, and providing a better distribution of income. The controversy comes with the Basic Attention Token, which Bitcoin maximalists have regularly criticized, both for the ICO issuance process and whether the token has any value for users.

Brave faces an uphill task in convincing people to use the token which arguably adds friction for all parties. In this interview, I talk with CEO and President of Brave, Brendan Eich about his rich history in tech, why he built the Brave browser and some of the controversies around the token.

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What Bitcoin Did #44 Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen

Nov 5, 2018

Description:

'œOne of the great weaknesses of the human species is we have this belief of a perfect world.'

'" Steve Keen

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 29th October

Project: Debunking Economics

Steve Keen is challenging modern economic theory which led us into the 2008 crisis. With his two books: Debunking Economics and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis, Steve outlines the inherent flaws in the capitalist system which are required to make them work.

Bitcoin is often praised by proponents of Austrian Economics, but Steve believes that Bitcoin will fail due to flaws in the protocol design. In this interview I talk to Steve about why the 2008 financial crisis happens, the flaws in the current capitalist model and what Steve like and dislikes about cryptocurrencies.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #380 UberCoin or OpenUber?

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine for a wide ranging discussion on adaptation, mimicry and how we might eventually arrive in a truly distributed sharing economy.

During the episode, we run a brief quote from Bill Barhydt on LTB367 - You can listen to that full episode here

https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-367-full-circle

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Music for episode 380 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Adam Levine.

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The Bitcoin Game #60: Dr. Adam Back Part 2 - Liquid

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

Welcome to episode 60 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge.

And if you missed the first part of my interview, give episode 59 a listen to hear a great Cypherpunk history lesson.

EPISODE LINKS

First half of our interview (The Bitcoin Game #59)
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-59-dr-adam-back

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page
http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream
https://blockstream.com

Lightning Network White Paper by Joseph Poon & Thaddeus Dryja
https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

Duplex Micropayment Channels by Christian Decker & Roger Wattenhofer
https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/716b955c130e6c703fac336ea17b1670/duplex-micropayment-channels.pdf

ETHZ (where Christian Decker earned his Bitcoin PhD)
https://www.ethz.ch/de.html

Rusty Russell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Russell

C-Lightning
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning

Liquid
https://blockstream.com/liquid

Liquid Assets
https://blockstream.com/2018/07/02/liquid-issued-assets

Confidential Transactions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

ERC-20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERC-20

Counterparty
https://counterparty.io/docs/faq-xcp

UTXO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unspent_transaction_output

Bulletproofs
https://crypto.stanford.edu/bulletproofshttps://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf

Tether
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)

Proof of Burn
https://www.coinbureau.com/education/proof-of-burn-explained

Public Key vs. Public Address
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3filud/whats_the_difference_between_public_key_and

Lamport Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamport_signature

The Byzantine Generals Problem
https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf

Schnorr Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature

ECDSA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_Curve_Digital_Signature_Algorithm

Denial-of-Service Attack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

Tor
https://www.torproject.org

Liquid Block Explorer
https://blockstream.com/2018/08/02/accelerating-liquid-adoption-liquid-block-explorer

NBitcoin by Nicolas Dorier
https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/768412/NBitcoin-The-most-complete-Bitcoin-port-Part-Crypt

Green Address Wallet
https://greenaddress.it

KYC Compliance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_your_customer

Paul Sztorc talks about Sidechains, Drivechain, Liquid
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-377-sidechains-drivechains-and-the-apple-store

RootStock
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RootStock

Spark Lightning Wallet by Nadav Ivgi
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/spark-new-gui-lightning-wallet-bitcoin-now-available-download

Lightning Splice-In, Splice Out (and more)
https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/day-2-of-the-chaincode-labs-lightning-residency-669aecab5f16

SPV Wallet
https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Simplified_Payment_Verification

Neutrino Lite Bitcoin Client
https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/blob/master/README.md

Lightning Watchtower
https://www.coindesk.com/laolu-building-watchtower-fight-bitcoin-lightning-fraud/

ABCore by Lawrence Nahum (BTC full node on Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenaddress.abcore

Hardware Wallet
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hardware_wallet

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What Bitcoin Did #43 Dan Held on Bitcoin's Immaculate Conception

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

'œI think the world becomes a better place when we stop asking for permission and start building.'

'" Dan Held

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 25th October

Company: Picks & Shovels

Role: Co-founder and Director of BD

It is 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper, and in that time the protocol has survived so much: state-level bans, the Mt. Gox collapse, the closing of the Silk Road and civil war to name a few. Bitcoin has survived and is a +$100bn network, changing the rules and nature of money.

In this bonus release, I talk with Dan Held from Picks and Shovels about Bitcoin's immaculate conception.

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#259 Gavin Wood: Substrate, Polkadot and the Case for On-Chain Governance

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

From one of the main Ethereum clients, to Polkadot to Substrate; Parity has become exceptional at developing successful open-source blockchain projects. Their latest effort Substrate provides a framework to easily create custom blockchains. Building on cutting-edge technologies like Web Assembly, Substrate also offers automated on-chain upgrades.

We were joined by Gavin Wood, who was previously co-founder and CTO of Ethereum and founded Parity. We talked about the early Ethereum days, how Parity got started, Substrate, Polkadot and his views on on-chain governance.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The genesis story of EthereumWhy Gavin prefers reasoning from first principles to readingHow Parity shunned Silicon Valley principles to build an developer-driven companyWhy they decided to work on a scalable blockchain from scratch instead of improving EthereumAn overview of SubstrateThe relationship between Substrate and PolkadotHow Substrate allows switching consensus in a live blockchainWhy Ethereum's governance process is centralizedPolkadot and the case for on-chain governance

Links mentioned in this episode:

Parity Technologies WebsitePolkadot WebsiteE199 - Peter Czaban - Polkadot: The Internet of Blockchain NetworksSubstrate: A Rustic Vision for Polkadot by Gavin Wood at Web3 Summit 2018Substrate in a nutshellWhat is Substrate?How Polkadot tackles the biggest problems facing blockchain innovatorsSubstrate testnet launchedEpicenter episode from 2014 with Gavin Wood about Ethereum & Ether Sale

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SAFE Crossroads #45, Approaches to Alpha 3, with Nikita Baksalyar

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust").

How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare computer resources?

The demands are high. Will Crust be up to the job?

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

MaidSafe

safenetwork.tech

SAFE Network community forum

David Irvine's post mentioned

Medium article -- "SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone"

SAFE Crossroads Podcast #22 SAFE School, Class V, Connecting All

MaidSafe Dev Update release of PARSEC

SAFE Crossroads #43, PARSEC - Efficient, Provable Consensus Has Arrived, with Pierre Chevalier

SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bart…'omiej Kami…"ski

SAFE Crossroads subscription links

What Bitcoin Did #42 Crypto Custody With Jeremy Welch & Alena Vranova

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

'œBitcoin does form the dominant position, it has the most hash power, it is the currency in terms of design, decentralisation, or ability for governments or corporate actors to control it, it is the strongest, therefor everything relies on Bitcoin's survival.'

'" Jeremy Welch

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Saturday 27th October

Company: Casa

Role: Founder (Jeremy Welch), Strategy (Alena Vranova)

As the value of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies increase, custody has become an increasingly important and sophisticated part of self-sovereignty. The freedom and ease at which cryptocurrencies can be transferred also makes them a honeypot for hackers, coupled with immutable records, there is little recourse should your funds be stolen.

People hold their cryptocurrencies in a variety of wallets, from paper to hardware but these still expose vulnerabilities. From lost seed phrases to personal attacks, there is a demand in the market for more sophisticated custody solutions, and Casa is leading the way in developing the space.

With their central three-of-five management solution, Casa has targeted those with significant portfolios, but with the release of their Bitcoin full node and lightning node they are opening up options to more customers.

In this interview, I talk with Casa founder, Jeremy Welch and strategy lead, Alena Vranova (previously Trezor) about how the Casa solution works, the challenges of managing custody and why design is central to everything they do.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #8 - The Great Firewall

Oct 29, 2018

Description:

"We have to learn from history and we want people to understand to not forget about history, what lessons we have to learn, and to make a new impact on society."

'"Fang Zheng

"If the hope for Google in 2010 was, if we pull out of this market, maybe it'll encourage them [China] to reform. If that was the hope, that has definitely not come to pass and if anything the opposite has happened."

'"Megha Rajagopalan

"If the Chinese government comes to me and says 'hand me over a user's data and everything you have on them', I have nothing on them because Graphite doesn't have any servers, doesn't have a database and the user stores all of the data himself and is encrypted. So even if I could point a government to where the data is located, it would be encrypted and the user is literally the only person that can decrypt it."

'"Justin Hunter

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œThe Great Firewall'; in it, we bring you the story of how, for better or worse, technological innovations and the rule of law have influenced China's cultural present and past.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @TheLTBNetwork.

This episode is sponsored by: Distributed Health 2018

Music by David Berges via Pond5.

What Bitcoin Did #41 Bitmain's IPO With Samson Mow & Katherine Wu

Oct 27, 2018

Description:

'œI think that they don't want to IPO right now, but they have no choice because they raised with the expectation that they would IPO, so they had to file and it had to look good, or as good as they could make it look.'

'" Samson Mow

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 18th October

Company: Blockstream (Samson Mow), Messari (Katherine Wu)

Role: Chief Strategy Office (Samson Mow), Director of Business Development (Katherine Wu)

The Bitmain IPO was to be the largest in history. Riding the 2017 bull run, Bitmain delivered staggering growth numbers with $billions in revenue and profit, but the bear market crash of 2018 has exposed fragilities in the business and raised many concerns with operations and strategy.

Coindesk reported this week that investors received false information around the most recent funding round, this alongside the significant questions surrounding the balance sheet, faltering innovation and the decision to support and prop up the price of Bitcoin Cash is casting a shadow over the IPO.

In this interview, I discuss the IPO and the state of Bitmain with Blockstream's Samson Mow and Messari's Katherine Wu.

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The Third Web #10 - Jack du Rose, Colony & Coase

Oct 27, 2018

Description:

In 2015 I interviewed Jack du Rose about Colony - his autonomous platform that could track contribution to a common enterprse and reward tokens representing stake in said enterprise. Three years and two private betas on, we hear from Jack about his experience building a system to revolutionize the way we work together.

Part of what makes Colony facinating is to see the enormity of the events that have taken place in the years since it's conception and how in spite of these events, the process of product design has proceeded in a linear and systematic fashion, uninfluenced by the white hot speculative market.

Colony is preparing to go live this year if you'd like to learn more visit colony.io,

or follow on twitter https://twitter.com/joincolony

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The Bitcoin Game #59: Dr. Adam Back

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Welcome to episode 59 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin.

EPISODE LINKS

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page
http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream
https://blockstream.com

Malta (Crypto-friendly)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/how-malta-became-a-hub-of-the-cryptocurrency-world-quicktake

Dr. Back's First Computers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

PGP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

Cypherpunks Mailing List
https://cryptoanarchy.wiki/getting-started/what-is-the-cypherpunks-mailing-list

Adam's Credential Library for Ecash & DigiCash
http://cypherspace.org/credlib

David Chaum's Ecash
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecash

Stefan Brands' DigiCash
'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiCash

Adam Back's Eternity
http://www.cypherspace.org/eternity

Usenet News
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

Pseudonymous Remailers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonymous_remailer

Hal Finney (integrated PGP into remailers)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Finney_(computer_scientist)

Adam Back's Hashcash
'http://www.hashcash.org

Spam Assassin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_SpamAssassin

Microsoft Digital Postmarks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Postmarks

SYN Cookies, by Dan Bernstein
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SYN_cookies

Pricing via Processing or Combatting Junk Mail (PDF)
http://www.hashcash.org/papers/pvp.pdf

Old communication between Peter Todd, Adam Back and Hal Finney
https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/bluesky/2001-March.txt

Wei Dai's B-Money
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/B-money

Nick Szabo's Bit Gold
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Szabo#Bit_gold

Hal Finney's RPOW - Reusable Proof of Work
https://nakamotoinstitute.org/finney/rpow/index.html

TPM - Trusted Platform Module
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module

Confidential Transactions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

Elements (Sidechain)
https://elementsproject.org

Liquid (Sidechain)
https://blockstream.com/liquid

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The Crypto Show Money2020 Meets CommieCon, Sterlin Lujan , Christina Tobin & Kenn Boask Plus Omar Syed Of Shardus.com

Oct 24, 2018

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Today we round up our guests from 2 different conferences, Money 2020 and Politicon to talk about Money and Politics. Our guests are Sterlin Lujan and Christina Tobin from Politicon and Kenn Bosak at Money2020. We also have an additional interview from Omar Saed from Shardus

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Technology & Choice #37, What is the Semantic Web? with Jonas Smedegaard

Oct 24, 2018

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Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage?

In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used.

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#258 Monica Quaintance: Kadena - Public and Permissioned Blockchains that Scale

Oct 23, 2018

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We're joined by Monica Quaintance, Head of Engineering and Adoption at Kadena. While most companies providing enterprise solutions focus primarily on permissioned systems, Kadena is building both a public network protocol and private blockchain infrastructure. Their Chainweb protocol will soon launch as a public network and smart contract platform. The company claims their novel approach to proof of work offers enormous gains on transaction throughput, even at scale, while benefiting from the same security as Bitcoin. Alongside Chainwebs, Kadena is building a permissioned protocol more suited for enterprise applications in insurance and finance.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Monica's background at the SECThe genesis of Kadena and why the founders left JP MorganKadena's unique approach to building both public and permissioned protocolsThe Chainweb protocol and it's approach to proof of workThe incentive mechanisms in ChainwebHow Chainweb protects itself against common attack vectorsThe PACT smart contract languageKadena's enterprise blockchain offeringThe company's go-to-market strategy and business model

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What Bitcoin Did #40 An Interview with Jameson Lopp

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

'œIf you want to protect yourself from this over arching legal system then you will want to hide as much of your activity as possible.'

'" Jameson Lopp

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 18th October

In his book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, George Orwell wrote about a dystopian future where the government subjects the population to omnipresent surveillance. That day is here, but the surveillance isn't just that it's operated by the government; from Google scanning emails to Amazon recording your conversations with Alexa, Silicon Valley behemoths, hungry for data to provide their clients with more innovative advertising solutions are operating surveillance operations of there own.

These advertising solutions range from the innocent use of location data to recommend nearby restaurants to the more sinister use of data to influence elections, as seen with the Cambridge Analytics scandal.

There is a small but growing group of people who are rejecting this form of surveillance and business is responding. Privacy tools have gone from niche to standard. Opera includes a built-in VPN, Brave blocks ads and allows for Tor tabs for anonymous browsing and DuckDuckGo has placed personal privacy at the centre of search.

A lack of privacy protection can lead to a multitude of problems:

Hacking

Personal attacks

Extortion

Unwanted attention

Damaged careers

Despite the risks of not taking control of your privacy, there is still a general lazy attitude towards it. Integrating privacy as standard and simplifying the user experience is why companies such as Brave and DuckDuckGo are growing. They are making privacy easy.

In this interview, I welcome back Jameson Lopp to talk about his approach to privacy and his recent Medium post on the subject: A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal - How to reclaim your privacy in the surveillance age, as well as Jameson updating me on progress at Casa.

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The Tatiana Show: Naomi Brockwell & Kevin Mckernan

Oct 23, 2018

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About the Guests:

Kevin has spent his career researching and developing various DNA sequencing technologies in both the research and clinical industries. Additionally, Kevin has had a parallel interest in driving the tools used for personalized medicine into the world of cannabis medicine. Kevin believes the intersection of personalized medicine, genomics, blockchains and cannabis is one of the most exciting growth opportunities in our lifetime.

Kevin is the CSO and Founder of Medicinal Genomics and has pioneered the genomics of cannabis and hemp to build a stronger scientific environment (Kannapedia.net) for the study of cannabis based therapeutics and blockchain technologies for tracking and verifying cannabis genetics. Previously, Kevin was the CSO of Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., and held the position of Vice President and Director of R&D of Life Technologies where he managed the development of Life Technologies next generation SOLID sequencing technology. Integral to the SOLID R&D process, Kevin oversaw over 100 research collaborations exploring the new biological frontiers with next generation sequencing and saw particular excitement and traction in human tumor sequencing. Kevin initiated an R&D project to investigate chemFET semiconductor based DNA sequencing and spearheaded a process to acquire the DNA sequencing company Ion Torrent for $350M. These collaborations resulted in hundreds of publications and 7 journal covers from Science Translational Medicine to Nature.

Kevin was the President and CSO of Agencourt Personal Genomics, a startup company he co-founded in 2005 to invent revolutionary sequencing technologies that dropped the cost of sequencing a human genome from $300M to $3,000; a 100,000-fold improvement in sequencing speed and cost in a few years. Kevin oversaw the growth and research of APG until it was sold to Applied BioSystems. In 2000, Kevin Co-Founded Agencourt Biosciences Corporation and acted as the CSO until 2005 where it was acquired by Beckman Coulter. From 1996 to 2000 Kevin managed the Research and Development for the Human Genome Project at Whitehead Institute/MIT resulting in several patents for nucleic acid purification. Kevin holds a B.S. in Biology from Emory University with a focus on cloning and expressing Norepinephrine Transporters. When not decoding DNA and unraveling the mysteries of cannabis medicine, Kevin enjoys boating, skiing, and gardening.

Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.

Naomi is the co-founder of The Soho Forum, on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, and in 2017 was awarded Uber's "Young Libertarian of the Year" at the Friedman Conference.

She has produced numerous award-winning feature films, including the 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Winner of Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival), Audition (Best documentary, Lone Star Film Festival) and the Lionsgate thriller, Subconscious.

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Distributed Dialogues EP #7 - Cambodia and the Fall of its Free Press

Oct 22, 2018

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"I think you need to keep alive some sort of a citizen journalist concept, so that eventually, if there is some kind of a civil-society movement, there's something to hold it together, a glue that will hold it together."

'"David Andelman

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation's Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we'll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called 'œCambodia and the Fall of its Free Press'; in it, we bring you the story of Cambodia's civil war and its current need for citizen journalists.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @TheLTBNetwork.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #379 Tether, ICOs and STOs

Oct 21, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine for an update on the "Stablecoin" Equilibrium, followed by an in-depth conversation about the past, present and future of Initial Coin Offerings and "Securitized Token Offerings"

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The Crypto Show: Marco Peereboom Of Decred, Ladar Levison Lavabit And Joseph Akintolayo From Yourex.io

Oct 21, 2018

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We kick it off with Marco from Decred talking about the latest news the history of the first atomic swap that was generated by Litecoin and Decred. Plus the details of the Decred track as Platinum Sponsor of the Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin Texas October 27th & 28th.Then Ladar Levison creator of Lavabit who bared the brunt of the governments wrath for being Edward Snowdens email provider, talks about Lavabit's rebirth powered by what Ladar touts as DarkMail.Finally Joseph Akintolayo creator of A very user-friendly exchange/wallet that also provides one touch masternode services, Yourex.io

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What Bitcoin Did #39 An Interview with Giacomo Zucco

Oct 19, 2018

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'œEthereum itself is not an experiment in something new, because they tried to implement any bad idea that was already discussed with Bitcoin in 2013.'

'" Giacomo Zucco

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Giacomo Zucco is a proud Bitcoin Maximalist, and his presentation on the subject at the Honey Badger conference in Riga led to mixed reactions. Some called out the stupidity of Bitcoin Maximalism specifically concerning his slide: The Four Universal Truths of Bitcoin Maximalism:

Everything which is not Bitcoin is a scam!

Every attempt at changing Bitcoin is a scam!

Every attempt at pushing people to spend Bitcoin is a scam!

We shouldn't be nice to scammers!

While the slide was part tongue in cheek, and I suspect point 3 was trolling Bitcoin Cash supporters, many took this as a strict doctrine of Bitcoin Maximalism and attacked Giacomo for it. Bitcoin Cash is indeed under threat, the Bitmain IPO has identified how much Bitmain accepting and buying BCH is supporting the price, and outside of Bitcoin, very few projects have managed to demonstrate use case or adoption.

Even with Bitcoin, there are no coiners who attack the entire crypto space, chief amongst the naysayers is Nouriel Roubini, who last week declared war on crypto with his testimony to Congress. The disappointing thing about Nouriel's presentation was that he made many good points, but became lost amongst exaggerations and falsities.

In this interview, I discuss Nouriel's testimony with Giacomo Zucco, the disservice he did himself with how he presented his arguments and what Giacomo and I agreed and disagreed with. We also discuss:

The B Foundation

Brexit

Monero

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#257 Kevin Owocki: Gitcoin - Aligning Incentives in Open-Source Development

Oct 17, 2018

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Building open source software is a collaborative process which relies on good faith and willingness of volunteers. While most of the software we use daily relies heavily on open-source libraries, incentive models are broken. Repo maintainers are eager to see their projects evolve, but have little leverage to encourage developers to contribue. And projects contributors create enormous value by dedicating their time and expertise while getting little in return. Both open and closed-source projects utilize bountied to source engineering talent. Combined with blockchain technologies, there is a potential to create efficient, two-sided markets which align incentives for all participants.

We're joined by Kevin Owocki, who is the Founder of Gitcoin. The Ethereum-based platform leverages the open source community to incentivize and monetize work, remunerating developers for pull requests made to projects. Gitcoin was itself built using Gitcoin and is today facilitating bug bounty payments for dozens of blockchain projects. At the time of writing, over 200 projects have used the platform to distribute over $340,000 in bounties to developers. As Gitcoin continues to grow, the goal is to expand its reach to the broader open-source ecosystem.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Kevin's background as a software engineerThe fundamental challenges in open-source development and fundingWhat is Gitcoin and how it addresses incentive alignmentHow Gitcoin works from the perspective of both project funders and contributorsThe platforms usage statistics (projects funded, contributors, bounties paid, etc.)How Gitcoin may be used to fund closed-source bountied and public goodsKevin's proposal for recurring payments in Ethereum (EIP1337/ERC948)How Gitcoin is funded and the project's business modelGitcoin's roadmap moving forward

Links mentioned in this episode:

Gitcoin websiteGitcoin leaderboard and top earnersGitcoin stats1337 AllianceEIP 1337 - Subscriptions on the blockchainERC948 - Recurring Subscription Models on EthereumDelphi Systems

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What Bitcoin Did #38 An Interview with Nic Carter

Oct 12, 2018

Description:

'œMoney might be the only case where you desperately need to radically decentralise the set of people who can create and have influence over the creation schedule.'

'" Nic Carter

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Union Square Ventures posted a blog post this week titled The Myth of the Infrastructure Phase, shining a light on the imbalance between infrastructure work in crypto and DApp usage. There is an abundance of blockchain scaling projects, alternative currencies and governance protocols but a distinct lack of users. Why is this? Are people solving problems which do not exist? Is this a speculative land grab? How will this all play out?

In this interview, I talk to Nic Carter, a partner at Castle Island Ventures, who invest in equity deals for companies building on public blockchains, specifically Bitcoin.

We question a number of crypto related topics including:

Token models

The obsession with blockchains

What is the point of on-chain governance

Whether the web 3.0 stack is a thing

Mining centralisation

Bitcoin privacy

Realised cap as an economic model for Bitcoin

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The Crypto Show: Space-X Co-founder Jim Cantrell & David Johnston Of Factom

Oct 12, 2018

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On today's show we're very honored to have Jim Cantrell Co-founder of Space-X and Vector Space. Jim's son is Colin Cantrell creator of Nexus Earth which is where Jim draws his interest in crypto. Jim gives his account of the private space industry and where crypto fit's in. 'Jim also shares some personal anecdotes about Elon Musk and how it was almost a Maserati in space instead of a Tesla.'Then David Johnson joins in to discuss not only Factom but Cointext a new method of sending crypto to anyone that can receive an SMS.

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#256 Aleksandr Bulkin & Jake Brukhman: CoinFund - Crypto-Investing by Community Building

Oct 11, 2018

Description:

CoinFund is one of the earliest crypto-funds to have taken shape, forming in early 2016. The fund is well known for running an active Community Slack, conducting great podcast interviews with cryptocurrency projects and an emphasis on building network nodes / services.

We are joined by Jake Brukhman, CEO, and Alexander Bulkin, Chief Alchemist, to discuss their latest thoughts on investing in the cryptocurrency space. We cover a wide variety of themes such as their opinions on the 'œfat protocol hypothesis,' thesis on value capture in the cryptocurrency space, their efforts to build network nodes; and their effort to build an open source token-less technology that allows entrepreneurs to launch their blockchains.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Coinfund's historyWhat is a cryptofund?Coinfund approach to investing in the cryptocurrency spaceGeneralised mining - what it is, and how it offers cryptofunds a competitive advantageThe ADAPT toolkit - a tokenless toolkit for rapid blockchain innovation

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CoinFund SlackCoinFund interviewsThe ADAPT projectFat protocols are not an investment thesisGeneralised miningCoinFund Twitter

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Bitcoins and Gravy EP #104: The Crimes of Christopher Columbus Exposed!

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

In this episode, in celebration of Columbus Day, I reveal the true Christopher Columbus - the world famous mariner, explorer, murderer, rapist and slave master. We'll dig a bit deeper than our public school history books to find out the truth about how the early Spanish were some of the true early terrorists in the Americas.

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The Tatiana Show: Matt Asher & Bill Ottman

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Topics include:

-- Social Media Platforms
-- Online Identity Management
-- Decentralized Publishing
-- Free Speech
-- Censorship
-- Privacy
-- Hate Speech and Internet Trolls
-- Technical Features of Blockchain-Based Projects

As a musician and an activist, I've used social media to varying degrees of success. But we have entered an era in which we are facing a lot of simple obstacles to reaching audiences on our social media platforms, as well as outright censorship and banning. So I'm happy for the chance to speak with two innovators in the blockchain social media landscape.

Bill Ottman is co-founder and CEO of Minds.com, a crypto social network.

Matt Asher is founder of Before the Ban, a decentralized service for online identity preservation.

Through their projects, they are pushing back on the limits and failures of social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and concretizing values of user control, decentralization, free speech, and privacy.

Matt recently released the white paper for Before The Ban, so I hope people will check it out. And I'm already making my 2nd post on Minds.com for this episode!

Are you frustrated by your user experience on social media? Have you thought about using alternative platforms? Why or why not? Have you ever been banned? Do you have trouble gaining the reach and attention for your posts that you want? Comment below!

Finally, a quick message from our sponsor. BTC Inc is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Distributed Health, November 5-6 in Nashville, TN.They have a killer speaker line up and have a wonderful home team putting it on based right in the heart of Nashville! This is the first conference to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the healthcare industry. Now, in its third year, this two-day event is an opportunity for all members of the ecosystem, including payers, providers, law makers, retailers, investors and innovators, to reshape the future of healthcare. For more information, visit: health.distributed.com and use the promo code: TATIANA20 to secure a 20% discount!

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Matt Asher is founder of Before the Ban, a decentralized service for online identity preservation. Since 2014 he has worked with a number of startups in the space, including encrypted messaging services I.CX and Privacy Shell, and blockchain based securities platform Polymath. Matt has a background in math, statistics, and journalism

Bill Ottman is co-founder and CEO of Minds, a crypto social network. He is also a Fellow at the Boston Global Forum and active in the open source movement. Bill graduated from University of Vermont and currently resides in Connecticut.


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LTB #378 - The Petro inside Venezuela & Schnorr Signatures

Oct 7, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Christian Garcia is back with his latest correspondent from within hyperinflating Venezuela. This time he looks into controversial government "cryptocurrency": the Petro. See the full shownotes for his tipping information, the articles and links referenced during his report.

After the break, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine talk Schnorr Signatures, a seemingly non-controversial coming upgrade which will introduce major blockchain performance optimizations and enhanced privacy features.

Other Links mentioned during the episode:

Profile of Gabriel Jimenez on AP.Maduro's cryptocurrency '˜genius' once pushed US sanctionshttps://apnews.com/67f2153648a648aca9f35d7f73966c4f

Brian's report on Reuters.Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be foundhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cryptocurrency-venezuela-specialrepor/special-report-in-venezuela-new-cryptocurrency-is-nowhere-to-be-found-idUSKCN1LF15U

Armando Info's interview to Fedor Bogorodskiy (In Spanish and behind a paywall).El Petro es el hijo malquerido de dos rusos muy cercanos al escƒndalo.https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442https://armando.info/Reportajes/Resume/2442

The documents leaked by Maibor Petit (In Spanish).Maibort Petit: Superintendente de Criptoactivos entregƒ el absoluto control del Petro a Social US C.A.https://maibortpetit.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/maibort-petit-superintendente-de-criptoactivos-entrego-el-absoluto-control-del-petro-a-social-us-c-a/

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What Bitcoin Did #37 An Interview with Jimmy Song

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

'œThis is why proof of work needs to be expensive, if it is cheap you can roll back things easily. You want it to be very difficult to change history. The only way to make it difficult to change history is to make the process of writing the current history very expensive.'

'" Jimmy Song

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Monday 1st October 2018

The recent Bitcoin protocol bug, CVE-2018-1744, received considerable amounts of alarmist press, 'œFor less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network,' 'œThe most catastrophic bug in recent years, and certainly one of the most catastrophic bugs in Bitcoin ever.' Despite these claims, few looked into the detail of the bug and the game theory behind executing an attack.

Code has bugs; code has always had bugs, rather than focus on criticising developers it is important to assess how it happened, why it happened and how to avoid similar problems in the future. Alongside process, it is also important to not just analyse the potential damage a bug can cause but also the game theory behind an attack.

While the founder of the bug, Awemany, used his discovery of the bug to launch a scathing and personal attack on Bitcoin, Jimmy Song analysed the bug, how it could be exploited and the game theory behind such an attack.

This week I caught up with Jimmy to discuss his findings, and also:

State level attacks

Mining centralisation

51% attack game theory

Why proof of work needs to be expensive

How non-techies can support Bitcoin

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#255 Kathleen Breitman & Arthur Breitman: Tezos - The Long Road Towards A Digital Commonwealth

Oct 5, 2018

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The Tezos whitepaper, published in 2014, anticipated several areas that would become major issues for blockchain networks. Especially around governance and smart contract security, Tezos proposed original solutions. The project later went on to raise $232m in the biggest token sale at the time. Recently, the Tezos network launched as the first of a wave of innovative next-generation blockchain networks.

We were joined by Tezos co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman to discuss the history of the project, how the network functions today and how it could develop going forward.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What inspired the original Tezos vision from 2014The critical importance of formal verification and governanceWhy Arthur thinks the blockchain scalability problem is overratedThe case against decentralized applicationsWhy the ability to evolve and adopt new features is critical for Tezos successTezos' Proof-of-Stake and emerging baking ecosystemThe Tezos Foundation drama and Johann GeversThe relationship between their company DLS and the Tezos Foundation

Links mentioned in this episode:

Tezos WebsiteE136 - Tezos '" A Self-Amending Crypto-LedgerTezos WhitepaperThe $1 Billion Tezos Blockchain Is Officially Launching MondayInside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIREDTezos Twitter

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The Crypto Show Pegging Gold & Merchant Adoption With Joshua Scigala & Joel Valenzuela

Oct 2, 2018

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Today Josh Scigala of Vaultoro joins in to talk about the idea of gold and crypto joining forces to create a more portable and more easily divisible method of gold bugging. Then Joel Valenzuela of Dash Force News joins in to discuss merchant adoption for crypto and why the Dash team in Venezuela is so successful in that regard.

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The Tatiana Show- Frederick Steinmann, Lyn Ulbricht, Chris Eley & Rafael Hauxley

Oct 1, 2018

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About the Guests:

Lyn Ulbrichtis the mother ofRoss Ulbricht, a peaceful 33-year old and alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges.

Since Ross' arrest Lyn has strived to direct awareness beyond the sensationalism to issues at stake and how the case impacts freedom in the digital age. She has spoken at numerous events; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows, including Reason TV, CNN, HuffPost Live and Fox; and conducted interviews with major and alternative media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Guardian. She is also featured in the documentary Deep Web.

When not working to raise awareness, Lyn focuses on raising funds for Ross's appeal throughwww.freeross.org

Frederick Steinmannhas advised early stage tech, media and crypto companies in matters of accounting, finance, tax, strategy and business development. From 2004-2007 Fred worked at Cohn Reznick on music, media, tech and hospitality clients. At the 7 years Fred spent at Blackstone implemented technology and processes to scale from a private company to a public company and was a key member of the finance team. Fred first learned about Ethereum in 2016, but did not buy, at a crowd funding conference at Baruch College. In October 2017 Fred decided to go all in with implementation of Blockchain technology to rebuild the Financial infrastructure in the Media & Entertainment industries. It is Fred's mission to find new ways to discover talent and create new financial eco system. Fred joinedMondo.NYCin February 2017 and is a partner responsible to find and develop business relationships, operations, strategy and finance.

Christopher Eleyis a chemist turned nuclear engineer, turned web developer, turned crypto sales guy.

Rafael Hauxleytraveled around the world ' On 1 Bitcoin. 18 countries, 12 months, 1 Bitcoin.

Rafael was born in Poland, grew up in Portland. Just a few letters different '” but worlds apart. He learned about Bitcoin in 2011 '” he didn't understand until all the way in 2017. Since then he dedicated his resources, passion, and curiosity to the blockchain '” and how it'll give people around the world true financial freedom.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #377 Sidechains, Drivechains and the Apple Store

Sep 30, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by returning guest Paul Sztorc for a look at the past, present and future of Sidechains and the now-on-testnet "Drivechain" token recovery mechanism.

Apple Store Robbery

Other Links mentioned during the episode:

BitcoinHivemind.comDrivechain.infoTruthcoin.infoEpisode 99 from early 2014 with Dr. Adam Back and then-blockstream co-founder Austin Hill

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What Bitcoin Did #36 An Interview with Caitlin Long & Saifedean Ammous

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

'œNegative interest rates are purely a construct of the artificiality of the monetary system. There is going to a major bond crash - the challenge is that this could be years if not decades away, or it could be tomorrow.'

'" Caitlin Long

'œWhat is going to be interesting in the next crisis is whether Bitcoin behaves as a speculative asset. Will people exit it towards more safer, more liquid assets like the Dollar or gold, or whether it is going to behave more like safe haven asset itself, and people will be exiting other things, particularly the altcoins for the relative safety and liquidity of Bitcoin.'

'" Saifedean Ammous

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Fri 21st September 2018

Following the 2008 market crash, analysts are highlighting new risks for the global economy with rising government debt presenting a risk of a bond crash. The last 12 months have also seen a fall in the value of the local currency in countries such as Iran, Turkey and Venezuela. Data from Local Bitcoin's highlights that in failing economies, Bitcoin is often seen as a safe haven.

Bitcoin is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy with regulators and Wall Street coming to the table.

In this episode, I talk with the author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous and Wall Street veteran, Caitlin Long. We discuss:

The state of the global economy

Keynesian economics

Negative interest rates

Deregulation of the banking industry KYC/AML

The Bank Secrecy Act

Privacy and is it dangerous for Bitcoin

Rehypothecation

Fractional reserve Bitcoin

Implications of Wall Street adoption of Bitcoin

How the Bitcoin revolution will happen

Cross-border payments with Bitcoin

Liverpool winning the Premier League

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The Third Web #5 - Zilliqa & Singapore

Sep 26, 2018

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Zilliqa is a Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance based, public, programmable blockchain platform that uses Proof of Work as a syble resistance mechanism. Combining PBFT and PoW is a brilliant trick to bring the state finality required for scaling through network and state sharding. Amrit Kumar, Head of Research, and Xinshu Dong, CEO, offer an overview of the project. At the same time, we learn from two of Singapore's innovation magnates of innovation about the advantage provided by both the government and educational institutions of the region. [Especially noteworthy after the success of Project Ubin]

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#254 Allen Day: Google's Mission to Provide Open Datasets for Public Blockchains

Sep 26, 2018

Description:

Public blockchains produce enormous amounts of data. In theory, anyone can access the raw contents of transaction and blocks. In practice, however, querying blockchains can prove to be a daunting task.

The difficulty lies in the fact that blockchains are particular types of distributed databases and thus carry several limitations. Most, if not all, blockchains lack the most basic SQL querying capabilities supported by nearly every off-the-shelf database system.

Take Bitcoin as an example. Its API lacks even the most basic calls which would allow a user to query any address and receive the balance. In order to achieve this, block explorers and alike have developed sophisticated middleware infrastructure that parses the blockchain, normalizes the data, and stores it in a database, where it can be queried. In the best of cases, companies offer API calls for only a limited set of operations. Google hopes to change this by freeing blockchain datasets.

We're joined by Allen Day, Science Advocate at Google's Singapore office. Earlier this year, he and his team released the Bitcoin blockchain as a public dataset in Big Query, Google big data IaaS offering. In August, they added Ethereum to their list of freely available public datasets, which includes US census data, cannabis genomes, and the entirety of Reddit and Github. Anyone wishing to query the data can do so in SQL on the Big Query website or via an API. For instance, a relatively simple query would return the daily mean transaction fees since the Genesis Block in just a few seconds.

Coupled with Google's AI and Machine Learning infrastructure and other open data sets, one can only imagine the potentially groundbreaking insights we could gain from this data.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Allen's background as a geneticistThe similarities between blockchains and evolution process in lifeformsGoogle's cloud platform and its various componentsBig Query and its publicly available datasetsThe Bitcoin and Ethereum datasets in Big QueryWhy this data is useful to the public and for what it may be usedThe particular challenges in implementing Ethereum as opposed to BitcoinInsights we may gain by crossing blockchain dataset with other dataHow machine learning and AI could help us better understand specific transaction patterns

Links mentioned in this episode:

Bitcoin in BigQuery: blockchain analytics on public data

Bitcoin Blockchain Public Dataset

Ethereum in BigQuery: a Public Dataset for smart contract analytics

Ethereum in BigQuery: how we built this dataset

Ethereum Blockchain Public Dataset

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Real-time Ethereum Notifications for Everyone for Free

ethjs-abi library, compiled for use in Google BigQuery

Kaggle: Your Home for Data Science

The Strange Inevitability of Evolution - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus

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The Crypto Show With Erik Voorhees, Jeff Garzik, Steve Beauregard And Caleb Slade

Sep 25, 2018

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This week we're honored to catch up with some great guests at 2 fantastic crypto events. At Denver Startup Week we caught up with Erik Voorhees of Shapeshift, Keepkey and a long list of other key projects that helped get crypto off the ground. Also at Denver Startup Caleb Slade Co-Founder of Salt Lending shares what's on the horizon for Salt and Denver in the Blockchain space. In Phoenix at the Nexus Earth Conference 2 great guests' in Jeff Garzik and Steve Beauregard both of whom are part of BLOQ and SpaceChain. Jeff being well known for his contributions to the Bitcoin source code and Steve as a visionary entrepreneur both give great insight about the bright future of this industry.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #376 Stablecoins (and the Irresistible Urge to Peg)

Sep 23, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Join Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine for an in-depth conversation on pegged, "Stablecoins". We discuss the two approaches that have been tried so far and what's different about this latest generation for better or worse.

Correction: Towards the end of the episode we discuss the "Law Enforcement" controls within the Paxos dollar smart contract. It turns out they are labeled "Law Enforcement" to illustrate how they'll be used, rather than because they literally are keys controlled by Law Enforcement. This is a subtle difference, but it does at least partially assuage the concern about seizures that lack a legal order as was briefly discussed.

Q: Some of your code is labeled LawEnforcement. Does law enforcement have direct access to your code?

A: No, we will never give law enforcement direct access to our code.We have the ability to freeze and seize tokens, and we have labeled the related code to make it clear that we would only utilize this functionality if required to by law. Illegal activity is strictly prohibited. Please see our policy for more information.Read the full FAQ

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What Bitcoin Did #35 An Interview with Jake Chervinsky

Sep 21, 2018

Description:

'œI am skeptical about this concept of doing a securities issuance and then trying to escape liability by converting the token you used for that issuance into something else, this is not how liability works. If you violate the securities law you are liable no matter what you do afterwards.'

'" Jake Chervinsky

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wed 19th September 2018

Company: Kobre & Kim

Role: Associate Lawyer

The growth of Cryptocurrencies has increasingly come under the lens of regulators. From Wall Street adoption to raising finance, Cryptocurrencies are rubbing shoulders with traditional finance. As regulators work to ensure that Cryptocurrencies are following due process, the industry is watching closely.

In this episode I talk to lawyer Jake Chervinsky from Kobre & Kim, a firm who represents Cryptocurrency companies about:

The SEC

Securities

ETFs

Bakkt

FINRA

The Banking Secrecy Act

Shapeshift

KYC/AML

Market manipulation

XRP

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#253 Angela C. Walch: The Case for Treating Developers as Fiduciaries in Public Blockchains

Sep 19, 2018

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The expectation has become widespread that blockchains will end up underpinning major societal infrastructures. The narrative in the blockchain space is that networks are decentralized and trustless and thus regulation should not apply to networks directly. Legal scholar Angela C. Walch has been questioning terms like decentralization and trustlessness and argues that blockchains shift the need for trust rather than remove it. Her controversial ideas include that key developers of open-source project should be treated as fiduciaries and held accountable for the consequences of their work.

Angela Walch is a professor of law at St Mary University School of Law and a Research Fellow at the Center for Blockchain at UCL. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and has been doing academic work on legal issues surrounding public blockchains since 2013.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How she became interested in Bitcoin and issues around the narratives of decentralization and trustlessnessHow her work has been received in the blockchain spaceThe problematic lack of a clear definition of terms like trustless, immutable and decentralizedWhy blockchains should be looked at as trust-shifting, not trustlessThe definition and role of fiduciaries in societyWhy blockchain developers could be considered fiduciariesThe practical implications and difficulties of regulating blockchain developers as fiduciariesHow the SEC's stance on blockchains connects with the question of developers being fiduciariesHer personal views on the value and promise of blockchain tech

Links mentioned in this episode:

Angela WalchAngela C. Walch - St. Mary's LawAngela Walch '" MediumIn Code(rs) We Trust: Software Developers as Fiduciaries in Public BlockchainsThe Path of the Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law)Open-Source Operational Risk: Should Public Blockchains Serve as Financial Market Infrastructures?Coin-Operated Capitalism paperJournal of Financial TechnologyIntroducing: The Journal of Financial Technology '" Angela Walch '" Medium

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The Crypto Show With Ryan Taylor, Bob Carroll, Ken Hodler, John? & DJ Scribs

Sep 18, 2018

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‚ Today we have Ryan Taylor CEO and Bob Carroll CTO of Dash Core Group. This interview was part of the inaugural Denver Dash meetup and was recorded in front of a live audience.Then 2 previously recorded interviews from the Wyohackathon at UW in Wyoming. Ken Hodler and John part of the KeepKey team sit down to give us the latest on KeepKey. Then Doug Scribner AKA DJ Scribs fills us in on the latest with Vault Logic.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #375 Blockchains are Forever (Mostly)

Sep 16, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie, Jonathan, Andreas and Adam are back for a wide ranging conversation covering the now-defunct Bitcoin Alert system, the smart contracts arms race and a lot more. Look out on this episode for a bonus interview on the value of forever-tokens for projects other than money, with Joe Looney, one of the minds behind the Rare Pepe wallet.

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What Bitcoin Did #34 An Interview with Riccardo 'FluffyPony' Spagni from Monero & Tari

Sep 14, 2018

Description:

'œOver the last 10 to 15 years there has been an uprising of people who value privacy, not because they are weird and want to go and hide in the woods, ordinary citizens who are not happy with how much data they are handing over.'

'" Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thu 13th September 2018

Company: Tari (and Monero core team member)

Role: Co-founder

David Chaum said that 'œPrivacy is tied to human potential, an important aspect of democracy', yet increasingly we are finding our lives are being tracked, both commercially and via the government. We blindly provide Internet giants such as Facebook and Google with massive amounts of data about who we are, what we do and the things we buy.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how are data is abused and used to manipulate us. There is now an uprising, a growth in awareness of the value of privacy. People are hiding their browsing activity, and Internet giants are under pressure to be more responsible with data.

In this episode, I talk to Riccardo 'œFluffPony' Spagni, core team member of Monero, a privacy-based cryptocurrency. Monero is often accused of being a tool for the criminals and drug dealers, but Monero is a tool for financial privacy, a way for us to keep our economic activities and transactions private.

In this episode we discuss:

-The importance of privacy

-Why there is apathy towards privacy

-Riccardo's new project Tari

-Privacy tools

-The potential for a privacy web stack

-What is coming up for Monero

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#252 Ralph Merkle: Revolutionizing Democracy Using DAOs (rebroadcast)

Sep 12, 2018

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Legendary scientist and cryptography pioneer Ralph Merkle joined us to discuss his recent paper on DAOs. Merkle examined how the voting mechanisms in today's democracies are flawed and how a decentralized, transparent DAO making decisions using prediction markets could create more efficient democratic systems.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Merkle proofs, Merkle Roots and his early forays into cryptographyBlockchains as living organismsWhy DAOs will be subject to a Darwinian evolutionary processWhy voting is flawed and we need new governance methods to save democracyThe concept of a DAO democracyHow prediction markets and futarchy would help govern a DAO democracy

Links mentioned in this episode:

Ralph Merkle DAO Democracy Paper [PDF]Ralph Merkle's HomepageRalph Merkle's Wikipedia pageEpisode 98 with Robin Hanson on futarchy & prediction marketsTim Urban: Why Cryonics Makes SenseAlcor - Life Extension Foundation

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The Crypto Show: Wyohackathon With Patrick Byrne & Caitlin Long Plus Eugenia Alcala In Venezuela

Sep 12, 2018

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On todays show we kick it off with Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne at the Wyohackathon at the University of Wyoming. Patrick talks about both Overstock and Tzero as well as a little bit about Marijuana.We close the show with Caitlin Long also at the Wyohackathon. Caitlin is the creator of the event as well as the originator of the Wyoming Blockchain Law.Sandwiched in between is an earlier interview with Eugenia Alcala of Dash Caracas in Venezuela. Eugenia is responsible for the Dash push in Venezuela which has led to over 1500 Dash accepting merchants in the country.

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The Bitcoin Game #58: Jennifer Zhu Scott

Sep 12, 2018

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Welcome to episode 58 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In January of this year, I saw lots of talk about the World Economic Forum's speeches and panels in Davos. Even Donald Trump spoke at this event. But the panel I was most interested in was called The Crypto Asset Bubble, and it featured Nobel Prize Laureate Robert Shiller. I didn't know any of the other panelists, but the one who stuck out to me the most was Jennifer Zhu Scott. She seemed very pro-Bitcoin and was a very eloquent speaker. I wondered why I'd never heard of her before. I immediately invited Jen to be a guest on my podcast, and we finally connected just a bit ago, thanks to Twitter. We cover many topics including the World Economic Forum, her favorite project, China, and her involvement in the hit HBO series, Silicon Valley.

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'œThe Crypto-Asset Bubble' - Davos 2018, World Economic Forum
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World Economic Forum
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Radian Partners
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Otoy Octane
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Viral Fake Robot Video
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Adam Series
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Render Token
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What Bitcoin Did #33 An Interview with Kyle Samani

Sep 7, 2018

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'œBitcoin is not going to zero, I don't even think Bitcoin is going to be irrelevant, I do think in 10 years time there will be at least one asset worth materially more money than Bitcoin.'

'" Kyle Samani

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wed 5th September 2018

Company: Multicoin Capital

Role: Founding Partner

Kyle first appeared on the What Bitcoin Did podcast in March, where we discussed his views on regulation in Crypto, institutional inflows and his doubts about Bitcoin. Since then, Kyle Tweeted about his changing stance with Bitcoin, specifically stating "TLDR: I'm bought in. Kind of."

Kyle does split opinion; there are maximalists who think he talks nonsense, some who hold him to account for his over bullish thoughts on EOS and others who appreciate his hard work and the thought pieces he puts into the market.

Following Kyle, I have come to understand his approach. As a hedge fund manager, his goal is to create a return on his capital, and he sees blockchain as a disruptive technology which can change the world, thus creating a return for the fund. Kyle, therefore, puts out statements, questions and ideas into the market to spark a debate. He doesn't mind being wrong, insulted or challenged; everything is done with the goal of finding value and investment ideas.

Whether you agree with Kyle or not, if there is value to be created outside of Bitcoin then Kyle will likely find it, which is why significant other investors are backing him. In this interview we discuss:

-Why his view has changed on Bitcoin

-Miner rewards after the 2024 halving

-Proof of stake v proof of work

-What will be the global digital reserve asset

-Kyle's article: Aggregation Theory, Thin Protocols, And Recentralization: Augur Edition

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Distributed Dialogues EP #6 - Government & Regulation

Sep 7, 2018

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"I don't think crypto is the end all be all, but there is no one technology that is. However, if we can provide capital to people who for generations have been unable to have access to it, that's a major win for everybody."

'"John Collins

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we'll introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

What are the risks and rewards of government involvement in the crypto space? For enterprises, there are little to no regulatory hurdles. They essentially use blockchain technology as a new type of data system. On the other hand, the government's intended role has been to prevent nefarious activity, scams and any kind of pandemic economic crises. The ongoing point of contention, here, is assessing what level of involvement the state and its laws should have in open source projects. And if there is needed governmental input, would this type of involvement prevent decentralization?

In this episode we will hear from two current and former government employees, John Collins and Jason Hsu, who act as significant points of contact between the cryptocurrency community and their respective governments, the United States and Taiwan. In between, we talk with Konstantin Richter in a sponsored interview, about his company BlockDaemon, which helps new companies build decentralized infrastructures by offering nodes-as-a-service.**

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The Crypto Show: Paul Snow Of Factom, Yuri Of Dash Nexus & Brian Smith of Nexus Earth

Sep 6, 2018

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On this episode of The Crypto Show (Bloomberg Version) we talk with Paul Snow of Factom about the latest with his project and what to expect at "The Texas Bitcoin Conference" Oct 27 & 28 in Austin Tx.Then we chat with Yuri one of the lead devs for "Dash Nexus" a service that hopes to streamline DashCentral.orgFinally we speak with Brian Smith a dev from Nexus Earth about the latest with Nexus and their up coming conference in Scottsdale Az on Sept. 19 to 21.

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The Tatiana Show- Scott Horton

Sep 6, 2018

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Late 2018 will mark the first time that children bornafterthe 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 can enlist and join the still ongoing war in Afghanistan. The Tatiana Show marks this dubious milestone with our episode featuring Scott Horton, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of the Scott Horton Show podcast on Antiwar.com, and author of "Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan" (2003).

The episode kicks off by noting a resurgence of interest in America's foreign relations with Russia since Trump's election. Horton gives a brief overview of the cold war, outlining dynamics between global superpowers since the end of World War II in 1944. He describes the communist construction of the Berlin wall, the fallout of a destroyed Europe, and America's inheritance of a world empire and its subsequent recklessness in that role.

Picking up again in the 90s, Horton reviews the recent Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama era presidencies, and cultural shifts in the perceptions of communism, socialism, fascism, and capitalism. He also examines U.S. justifications for wars in the middle east and the ways in which their reasoning falls flat.

Finally, the team returns to the present era Trump administration, discussing how Trump's trade policies affect geopolitical relations and what moves the U.S. might make next on the world stage.

About the Guests

Scott Hortonis the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, FoolsErrand.us, managing director of the Libertarian Institute at LibertarianInstitute.org, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website.

In 2007, Horton won the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" award for his Iraq war coverage on Antiwar Radio. He's conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003.

Scott is also the opinion editor of Antiwar.com. His articles have appeared there, and at The American Conservative, the History News Network, The Future of Freedom and the Christian Science Monitor.

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The Crypto Show: Jason King On Academy, Stuart Bullard On Airthereum And Jeff Berwick On Crypto Markets

Sep 6, 2018

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Today on the Bloomberg Version of The Crypto Show's Digital Cash Evolution we talk with Jason King of Academy a Blockchain University. Jason has also headed up charitable organization's such as Unsung.org and Satoshi Forest. Then Stuart Bullard CEO of Airthereum joins in to talk about his crypto currency based jet service. An Uber of private jets with a crypto twist.Then The Dollar Vigilante Jeff Berwick tells us about his journey through the internet and online stock trading with his company Stock House the first online Canadian financial platform.

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#251 Glen Weyl: Radical Markets - Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society

Sep 5, 2018

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The rise of populism and increasing inequality have led to widespread questioning of democracy and capitalism. Glen Weyl, a political economist and Principal Researcher at Microsoft, along with legal scholar Eric Posner, published a book called 'Radical Markets'. Radical Markets explores how restructuring property rights and voting systems could lead to more efficient markets and a more just society. Glen joined us to discuss the book and why the blockchain space is a fertile testbed to explore these radical new ideas.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Why blockchain is on a trajectory to exacerbate inequality and fail at improving the worldWhy property should be seen as a monopolistic institutionHow property rights create inefficient marketsThe radical idea of transforming property rights via a Common Ownership Self-Assessed Tax (COST)How the one-person-one-vote system contributed to the crisis of democracyHow quadratic voting works and leads to fairer outcomesWhether or not buying of votes should be allowed in QVHis work with Vitalik and radical markets experiments in blockchain

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#250 Clement Lessage & Federico Ast: Kleros - Crowdsourced Arbitration for Blockchain Applications

Sep 5, 2018

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Dispute resolution is the process by which contracting parties settle disagreements. Whether in the form of litigation, arbitration, or other means of mediation, every contract defines a dispute resolution mechanism and jurisdiction. It is the metaphorical Lady Justice, measuring the strength of each party's arguments, and reaching a decision based on evidence.

Smart contracts are unique in this sense. Unlike traditional contracts, they are rigid and deterministic. Written in computer code, nuances in human language and vagueness of terms do not exist in this realm. There are no judges, no jury, just calculated execution.

The DOA hack and other similar events have prompted observers of the space to express the need for smart contract dispute resolution. Some have suggested 'œexit switches' that would allow for human intervention when edge cases appear. But could the arbitration process be integrated into the smart contract and on the blockchain?

We're joined by, Federico Ast and Clement Lessage, respectively CEO and CTO of Kleros. This dispute resolution layer provides contracting parties with a fast and secure process for arbitration. The system is broken up into courts and sub-courts, each specializing in specific matters like e-commerce, insurance, and transport. In the event of a dispute, parties submit their case to Kleros, where a crowd of expert jurors analyses the evidence. When all votes are cast, the decision is enforced by the smart contract, which may unlock funds, or provide parties with additional time to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Clever incentive mechanisms reward jurors who vote with the crowd, making Kleros resistant to bribe attacks and collusion between jurors.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Federico and Clement's respective backgrounds, including a crowd arbitration project called Jury.The vision behind Kleros and the problem it addressesThe case for crowd-sourced jurors as a means to find the best judgmentThe game theory and incentive mechanisms embedded in KlerosKleros' hierarchical system of courts and sub-courtsHow jury selection works and who administers courtsThe system's built-in governance mechanism and its purposeThe Kleros token, Pinkaion coin, and it's utility in the system'œDoge on Trial,' a clever experiment to find authentic dogesThe current status of the project and roadmap

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #374 - What have we learned from Bitcoin?

Sep 5, 2018

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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie, Jonathan and Adam are joined by returning guest and austrian economist Jeffrey Tucker.

There's little doubt that the design of bitcoin was heavily influenced by the Austrian theories, but today we ask the question "What has Austrian Economics learned from Bitcoin?"

This episode was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and Stamps.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Jeffrey Tucker, Adam Levine.

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The Tatiana Show: Bob Murphy & Rob Viglione

Sep 5, 2018

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Topics include:

New branding for Zencash, now Horizen

The upcoming Contra Cruise, October 21-28

Universal basic income, pros and cons

P3D, POWH.io, and FOMO3D

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In this episode, entrepreneur Rob Viglione discusses new branding for his company, Horizen (formerly Zencash). The coin name and ticker remains "ZEN," and users of zencash don't need to change anything! The new branding reflects their broader vision to build a full digital economy, including investments, new wallets, and liquid democracy with an on-chain voting system. See their website and exciting new projects at horizen.global.

Next, we feature Bob Murphy, an economist at Texas Tech University, the Institute for Energy Research, the Fraser Institute, and The Independent Institute. He's also a co-host of Contra Krugman, a weekly podcast in which he addresses The New York Times economist Paul Krugman.

Relatedly, I'll be joining Bob Murphy on the upcoming Contra Cruise, October 21-28, sailing from San Diego along the Mexican coast with like-minded libertarians, economists, and fun people. At various stops, people can enjoy beaches and touring local cities. While sailing, the cruise features sessions in the morning on history, economics, and more.

Bob Murphy discusses how he became interested in cryptocurrency and how he brought his knowledge of monetary theory to understanding the new technology, eventually releasing a book online, Understanding Bitcoin.

I also recently did an episode of The Tatiana Show on P3D, POWH.io, and FOMO3D.

Bob assesses their models along with ideas about universal basic income and existing solutions to certain economic problems, such as Sam's Club. Do you think P3D or similar projects represent brilliant new economic models? Do you support a universal basic income policy? Comment below or ping me on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Guests:

Robert Murphy is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute.

Dr. Murphy earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Hillsdale College, a visiting scholar at New York University, a research analyst at Laffer Associates, and a senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute.

He is currently Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, where he writes a frequent column on the economics of climate change. Dr. Murphy also serves as a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, an associated scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

He has authored numerous scholarly articles and energy policy studies, over 100 popular publications for lay audiences, and multiple books. His most recent book is Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015).

He and best-selling author Tom Woods also host a weekly podcast, Contra Krugman, in which they critique the New York Times column of economist Paul Krugman from alternative economic perspectives.

Rob Viglione is co-founder of ZenCash, a decentralized blockchain-based platform for private transactions, communication, and document publishing. He's also a Board advisor for ETHlend and HeroEngine World. As a PhD candidate in finance, Viglione is an expert in crypto-finance, asset pricing, and crypto-related innovations, and teaches university courses about Bitcoin and blockchain applications.

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The Tatiana Show: Sasha Hodder

Sep 5, 2018

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Topics Include:

ICOs

SEC involvement in cryptocurrencies

Michael Turpin's lawsuit against AT&T

Security precautions for users of cryptocurrency

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Our guest on this episode is Sasha Hodder, who sometimes goes by Sasha Hodler (sashahodler.com). Sasha recently joined on as the legal advisor to my marketing company and sponsor of the Tatiana Show, Crypto Media Hub (cryptomediahub.com).

Sasha started her career as a trader in the banking industry and later became interested in the field of law. Around that same time, she began learning about cryptocurrency after hearing a Joe Rogan podcast featuring Andreas Antonopoulos

These two interests, law and cryptocurrency, shaped her next career steps as a lawyer in the fintech sector at DLT Law Group, in addition to creating her own media, educating on legal issues in the bitcoin and blockchain spaces.

In this episode, the team discusses SEC involvement in ICOs and a vision of business stakeholders directly exchanging stocks and bonds.

Are all ICOs scams? Sasha explores the possibility of ICOs finding a useful purpose for their tokens.

They also discuss Michael Turpin, who is suing AT&T after being hacked twice through the communications company, and details of the case. Can you truly trust any third party to protect your digital assets? Joshua Scigala discusses a number of hacks in recent years and advises everyone to keep their crypto assets in a hard wallet.

About the Guests:

Sasha is a Partner at DLT Law Group, P.A. where she focuses on the Fintech sector. She began her career in the virtual currency arena in 2014 and helps her clients navigate the burgeoning regulations surrounding cryptocurrencies. Sasha has worked on Private Placement Token Offerings, Initial Coin Offerings, Business Formation, Operating Agreements, and Corporate Bylaws, Drafting Asset Purchase Agreements, Advisor Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Shareholder Purchase Agreements, AML/KYC Policies, Opinion Letters, and SAFE & SAFT Agreements, and various other contracts. She has experience in Money Service Business Registration, Money Transmission License Applications, Representing buyers and sellers in institutional bitcoin transactions, Plaintiff Litigation against alleged fraudulent exchanges, Legal Consulting to ICO Marketing Firms, and Whitepaper drafting and/or review.

By starting her career as a Series 7-Licensed Trader for TD Ameritrade, Ms. Hodder gained a ground-level perspective of the equities markets and the intricacies of global economics.

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Technology & Choice #36, Creator and Created, a Converstation

Sep 4, 2018

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As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you're creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it needs to succeed?

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my old friend, Robert Worstell, on his farm in Missouri, after 20 years of not seeing each other in person, but 15 years of regular communication and collaboration.

This was a very meaningful and useful time for us both, and I hope our conversation conveys some fraction of meaning and usefulness to the listener. We mine a vein of gold here, not just about writing, but about the relationship of anyone with the subject of what he or she is creating. It's a perspective that applies across the board, whether one is a writer, a programmer, a salesperson or carpenter, etc.

We hit on something very interesting regarding the intersection of technology and choice which I, personally at least, found quite profound.

Enjoy. And consider how the mechanics discussed here might apply to what you do and what you create.

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TC 34 - On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell

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TC 3 - The Resounding Duh!

TC 4 - A Talk with Paul Rosenburg

TC 5 - Scam Tech 101

TC 7 - Some Loose Ends

TC 12 - Influence Says It All

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Distributed Dialogues EP #5 - The East

Sep 4, 2018

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"We realized, blockchain is something different...the internet of value can be created by this new technology."

'"Jack Lee

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we'll introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

With the advent of bitcoin, the idea of a global currency, not unlike the credits of Star Wars came into focus as a reality. People from opposite ends of the globe, and without any greedy intermediaries (looking at you banks & Western Union) could exchange verifiable digital money for goods and services. Crypto established one of the first monetary fields that was without borders and promised to play on a level field for everyone. Today, the globe wheels and deals in cryptocurrencies, and lots of amazing projects, not to mention, investment capital, targeted at growing crypto and blockchain use cases, is coming from Asia and the east.

In this episode we hear from two people who carry the leading perspectives on Asian blockchain investment efforts at two of the world's largest corporations, Jack Lee of Foxconn's HCM Capital and Riddhiman Das of Alibaba's Ant Financial. Also, in a sponsored interview, we talk with Larry Liu of the Genaro Network, a Singaporean project building a smart data ecosystem that integrates blockchain and storage layers.

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What Bitcoin Did #32 An Interview with Tuur Demeester

Sep 4, 2018

Description:

'œThe overall thing I am excited about is to have this free market in money, it amazes me.'

'" Tuur Demeester

Interview location: San Francisco

Interview date: Wed 22nd August 2018

Company: Adamant Capital

Role: Founder/CEO

If you are a long-term Bitcoiner, you will know the name Tuur Demeester. In researching the interview, I read every Medium post he had written from his bullish position on Bitcoin to his bearish stance on Ethereum. As an economist and investor Tuur's knowledge and experience make for a great interview and we discuss:

-The looming debt crisis

-Bitcoin cycles

-Government-issued cryptocurrencies

-Ethereum's scaling issues

-Central banks for Bitcoin

As well as talking about Crypto, we discuss his Medium Post "The day I decided to break from my parents," a personal story about his decision to separate himself from his parents.

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The Crypto Show Cody Wilson & Christopher Greene On KFNX

Aug 28, 2018

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Today we kick off the show talking about the fake news of Alex Jones Pirate Radio FCC take down. Which is a complete media fabrication started by the Austin American Statesman. Christopher Greene of BitcoinRich.com joins us in studio to add his local flair as a Phoenix area crypto evangelist. Finally the second half of the show Cody Wilson joins in to fill us in on the latest with multi-state retaliation for his victory over the State Dept. regarding gun files on DefCad.org Cody is currently raising funds to battle these predatory States in court powered by Bitcoin and a booster shot by Bitcoin.com

LTB #373 Bitcoin ETFs and the Mainstream Moment?

Aug 26, 2018

Description:

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine are joined by returning guest Caitlin Long for an in-depth discussion of the fascination with, and implications of, bitcoin or cryptocurrency ETFs.

This episode was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and TokenMarkets.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Caitlin Long, Adam Levine and Andreas Antonopoulos.

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The Crypto Show: BlockShow Jason Bloomberg, Paul Rogers, Kevin McKernan And Bobby Lee Of BTCC

Aug 25, 2018

Description:

Todays show is another episode for The Bloomber Business Radio Network recorded at BlockShow 2018 in Las Vegas. In the first segment we're joined by crypto naysayer Jason Bloomberg (no relation to the network) who routinely writes critical articles on crypto currency for Forbes Magazine. An interesting but somewhat odd perspective. Transferred intent comes to mind on his perspective.Then Paul Rogers a Hemp entrepreneur of PrimeMyBody.com and Kevin Mckernan of Medicinal Genomics share their thoughts on the subject as well as where they see the intersection of crypto and cannabis/hemp.In the final segment we're honored to have Bitcoin Pioneer Bobby Lee of BTCC to get his take on the current state of crypto currency.

Distributed Dialogues EP #4 New Markets

Aug 24, 2018

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"It was extremely difficult to create new books before the invention of the printing press. It was expensive and unsystematic. After the printing press, disseminating new books across the world became much simpler. The prices of books dropped and more people started reading. It's the same way with the financial market today... It's kind of like a world where there is only a couple hundred books, it's not nearly as interesting as it could be."'"Joey Krug

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

What if you could make money trading on the outcome of the next presidential election? How would one go about selling rental properties, TV shows or oil through a blockchain? And what exactly does it mean to be leading the race towards enterprise adoption of blockchain technology? As people begin to look at the many ways that blockchain technology can change the way we interact with the world, they begin to see opportunity.

New markets can grow fast, exceptionally so. But the risk of entering a new market can be profoundly underestimated. No matter how good a company, team or project is, if demand does not emerge at the speed and size predicted, success might be unattainable.

In this episode we run the business gamut, hearing from both new ventures in the crypto space, including the team at Augur, crypto's best-known decentralized prediction market, and new moves by an older tech giant interacting with the Blockchain space. In between, we speak with Trust Token, a project that allows for the tokenization of real-world assets.

Guests include Eileen Lowry of IBM, Jeremy Gardner and Joey Krug of Augur, and Rafael Cosman of TrustToken.

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What Bitcoin Did #31 An Interview with Ari Paul

Aug 24, 2018

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'œI really value experimentation, we are so nascent in this industry, there are so many unknowns that I think bad experiments are valuable. So, EOS is a radical experiment in governance, if it fails due to poor engineering, we won't learn anything but if it fails for governance reasons we're going to learn a lot from it.'

'" Ari Paul

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Fri 17th August 2018

Company: BlockTower Capital

Role: CIO

Eight months into a Crypto bear market and the lens firmly on the Crypto industry. Last week I caught up with Ari Paul from BlockTower Capital to discuss many important issues relating to token projects.

We talk about Joel Monegro's Fat Protocol Thesis; product/market fit within token projects and Crypto marketing.

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ChainXChange Las Vegas Michael Terpin, Aron Dutta, Jose Rodriguez, Mark Smith And James Sung

Aug 24, 2018

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Today we broadcast live from the ChainXChange 2018 conferene in Las Vegas with a whole host of guests sitting in. Paul Krugmans controversial appearance was a topic of discussion on this episode.Michael Terpin, Jose Rodriguez, Aron Dutta, James Sung and Mark a rep of Skycoin all sit in.

#249 Ryan Zurrer: Polychain - A Crypto Hedge Fund Success Story

Aug 22, 2018

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We are joined by Ryan Zurrer, Principal and Venture partner, at Polychain capital. Polychain capital is a breakout crypto hedge fund with over $100 million in assets under management, and large investments in major crypto projects such as Dfinity, Polkadot, Filecoin and Vest. Ryan was the first person to join Olaf Carlson Wee in managing this fund. He built multiple companies in the wind energy industry prior to making a switch to the cryptocurrencies.

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of the Polychain success story. We get details on what crypto hedge funds are, how Polychain got started, reasons for its breakout success, its approach to blockchain investments and the current challenges of running a crypto hedge fund. Ryan also walks us through Polychain's interest areas - Layer 1 blockchain protocols such as Filecoin, Dfinity and Polkadot; and financial derivative protocols. If you want to understand how some of the leading minds allocate capital at a large scale in the cryptocurrency industry, check out the episode.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What is a crypto hedge fund?Differences between a crypto hedge fund and a venture capital firmThe Polychain success story and how it played outPolychain's approach to cryptocurrency investments and entrepreneursPolychain's major flagship investments - Filecoin, Dfinity and PolkadotPolychain's perspective in the 'œfrozen Parity ether' debate

Links mentioned in this episode:

Polychain capital websiteFortune article on PolychainPrevious Epicenter episode on Polychain with Olaf Carlson WeePolychain's perspective on the 'œParity frozen ether' controversy

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The Tatiana Show- talking P3D, FOMO, POWH w. Kingsley Edwards, Preston Byrne

Aug 21, 2018

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Hi everyone! I have been talking about P3D,POWH.io, andFOMO3Dfor about a month or so now to anyone who will listen. I have suffered many eye rolls at what a fool I am to be taken in by this OBVIOUS ponzi' but I persisted. I wasn't going to let close minded thinking shut me down! I thought it was an exciting project and experiment.Hopefully you guys agree!

It was good to hear Kingsley's perspective, as he is the bringer of P3D to me, as well as one of my first Bitcoin friends. Preston was a great skeptic, and was chosen for his tweet a few weeks ago around when P3D was popping. Petros brought in the dev perspective. Josh was a bit skeptical, but def intrigued. Where did we end up after the convo? I don't know, but it was a cool exploration!

We also had on Sharon fromChicago Blockchain Project.Check out the conference this weekend Aug 24-25! I can't wait to perform, and I know I have some cool panels with some other neat music/blockchain projects. The vibe in Chicago is awesome, and I love Navy Pier, especially the ferris wheel!

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Kingsley Edwardsfounded Leet, an online esports bitcoin platform, in 2013 with the vision of integrating cryptocurrencies with popular video games. After Leet was acquired byUnikrn, he acted as a Director for the UnikoinGold token sale that sold over $30M in tokens. Kingsley is now focused on bringing his experience and network from the crypto community to help other organizations achieve success in the blockchain industry withBlock 16.

Preston Byrneis an independent consultant, lawyer, and fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. He advises law firms, corporate counsel, and the public sector how to engage with emerging technologies, with a particular focus at the moment on cryptocurrency, through his consulting firm Tomram LLC.

Prestonis also a founder and former COO of Monax Industries, inventors of the first open-source permissioned blockchain client in 2014. This chain has since evolved into the Hyperledger Burrow blockchain client, presently the Hyperledger Project's only Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Petros Ringis a full-stack technology developer with special expertise and deep industry knowledge in blockchain project development. Co-founding his first major venture, Leet, in 2013 he developed a first-of-its-kind skill-based gaming platform that utilized Bitcoin as the underlying micro-transaction layer. After successfully exiting, he worked on a venture to create programmable token valuation methodologies. In addition, he began advising multiple projects on crypto-economics, blockchain technical architectures, and general projects structuring with Block 16, a Las Vegas based blockchain consultancy.

Sharon Burn'spassion is emerging technology and its implications for organizational effectiveness, specifically in the social good sector. At the Chicago Blockchain Project, she is responsible for the internal operations, community outreach and creating new engagement opportunities for the social sector.

Outside of Chicago Blockchain Project, she is the CEO ofCritical Blink, a technology consulting firm based in Chicago and CEO & Founder ofBlockData4Good.com. BlockData4Good is a platform that enables data philanthropy for individuals and institutions, and both doers and donors in the social sector. Data philanthropy creates a new social asset, knowledge. The knowledge that is created by the community will be powered by blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies. She completed her MFA in nonfiction writing at Columbia College in 2013. She loves the Cubs, running, urban living and her rescue dog Layla.

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EP 103: Platforms Virtual Reality Now Accepting bitcoin!

Aug 20, 2018

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On today's show I am privileged to be speaking with Luke Arthur Sykes, the co-owner of Platforms Virtual Reality and Gaming Cafƒ right here in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke helps bring us up to speed about what a VR/Gaming Cafƒ has to offer and about how it's much, much more than most people think it is. He also invites the Nashville community to come try a VR experience and a great selection of craft beers on tap. Bring your paper money, your plastic, or better yet '" pay the modern way with bitcoin. That's right, BTC, the modern way to pay at Platforms Virtual Reality and Gaming Cafƒ here in Nashville!

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Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John BarrettHarmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij ShawGuitar: Jonathan BrownMandolin: Ben MillerBass Guitar: Michael Rinne

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, TennesseeEngineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don 'œThe Don' BatesProduced by John Barrett & Elijah 'œLij' Shaw

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.

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And if you don't feel like contacting me, just kick back, relax and enjoy the show.I hope you enjoy listening to my guests as much as I enjoy talking with them!

The Tatiana Show: Feat. Dash Force News and Crypto Rockstars

Aug 20, 2018

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Hey y'all! I really enjoyed talking with everyone today, and I know Josh did too. I have been interested in the use of cryptocurrency in South America, but we got a peek into Dash in Venezuela, arguably one of the most fertile grounds for this new technology. In the midst of the horror, Dash and other cryptos are finding their way on the ground to help people get around the inflation. When I say inflation, I mean it's estimated to hit 1,000,000% this year!

We also had on Thorsten from Crypto-Rockstars. Check out the online conference Nov 26-28!

Thank you to our main sponsor of the show: http://www.trustetc.com/crypto Please visit their site to find out more about a crypto IRA!

About the Guests:

Mark Mason Director of PR & Media, International Outreach & Webmaster for DashForceNews.com & DiscoverDash.com

Joel Valenzuela Jol Valenzuela is the editor of Dash Force News. He is a veteran writer and journalist in the cryptocurrency space, having written for Cointelegraph and the Dash Times, as well as for his personal site, The Desert Lynx. He also manages civic action organization the Rights Brigade and runs a taekwondo club.

Thorsten Hunsicker Thorsten is a fashion designer turned online marketer and obsessed with the possibilities of the Blockchain technology that is about to transform our future. He is one of the event organizers of the Crypto-Rockstars.com Online Conference, where we talk with our awesome interview guests about anything related to blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The conference will be available through a live stream on 3 days during November 23th to 26th, so go check it out at Crypto-Rockstars.com. If you should miss a session, you can always buy a ticket to access the recordings for the next 12 months, so feel free to join in on the conversation!

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The Crypto Show Cheapair.com CEO Jeff Klee Joins Us on Our First Episode On Bloomberg Business Radio

Aug 19, 2018

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This is our first episode of on the Bloomberg Business Radio Network . We now air in Miami, Houston, Denver and San Francisco as well as Phoenix on the Independent Talk 1100 on terrestrial radio.We're very excited to make a run at reaching out to the general public to talk about crypto currency.In the second half of this episode we talk with Jeff Klee CEO of CheapAir.com about how and why his company started accepting crypto currency.

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What Bitcoin Did #30 An Interview with Vortex

Aug 17, 2018

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'œWe're going towards this central, totalitarian, surveillance, police state with the central banking system we have.'

'" Vortex

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thu 27th August 2018

Company: Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin

Role: CEO

The Bitcoin rabbit hole is deep, and there are many areas to research and understand. As I try and increase my knowledge, I have found myself learning about economics, politics, philosophy, history to name a few.

When talking to Bitcoiners, I have found that they all have a solid understand and view of the economic reason for Bitcoin and therefore why it is so important to them, whatever their discipline.

In this episode, I talk with Vortex, founder of the Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin. We talk about how he is teaching C# developers to integrate Bitcoin within their applications, ICE/NYSE and Bakkt, and fractional reserve Bitcoin.

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#248 Uri Klarman: bloXroute - Layer-0 Scaling with the Blockchain Distribution Network

Aug 15, 2018

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Until now, proposals to improve blockchain scalability have addressed the problem in one of two ways. One seeks to increase efficiency by optimizing the blockchain or improving the consensus algorithm. The other comes in the forms of layer-2 solutions such as payment channels or side chains.

However, none have addressed the core bottleneck to scalability: TCP/IP network limitations. Improving the speed at which blocks propagate through the network is the layer-0 problem few people consider when thinking about scaling.

Fundamentally, network bottlenecks are what prevent blockchains from increasing their transaction throughput. Raising the block size or reducing the time between blocks has devastating effects on usability as the probability of a fork increases. At a certain point, the blockchain simply breaks as forks occur faster than blocks can propagate to all validators.

Remarkably, the web figured out how to scale decades ago with the invention of Content Distributions Networks, or CDN. This is what enables platforms like YouTube to steam thousands of hours of video to hundreds of thousands of people every second. However, traditional centralized scaling solutions lack the privacy and censorship resistance necessary to serve the decentralized web.

We're joined by Uri Klarman, CEO of bloXroute. Founded by a team of researchers and systems designers from Northwestern and Cornel University, including Emin Gƒn Sirer, bloXroute allows practically every blockchain network to 'œscale today.'

As a scalability infrastructure service, their Blockchain Distribution Network, or BDN, sits underneath blockchain networks. Anyone operating a miner can use the BDN without any changes to their consensus algorithm or protocol. By simply pointing their software to a bloXroute node, miners immediately benefit from propagation speeds orders of magnitude higher than the time which is currently required for blocks to be seen by all validators. This global network of servers is optimized to receive and stream massive amounts of transaction data to vast networks of nodes and miners.

While bloXroute relies on some level of centralization, it is provably neutral and cannot discriminate based on the contents, provenance or destination of a block. It also includes clever redundancy mechanisms which ensure availability in the event of an attack on the network.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Uri's journey as an academic working in the field of networkingDefining the blockchain scalability problem as a networking problemPast work and attempts to scale blockchainsThe vision behind bloXroute and the problem it aims to solveThe Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) and its technical architectureHow the BDN optimizes blocks and achieves 1,000x faster propagation timesHow bloXroute archives provable neutrality and ensures network resiliencyThe BLXR token and incentive mechanismsThe project's goals, milestones, and product roadmap

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DD Episode #3 - Privacy & Trust

Aug 10, 2018

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"Remember the story of Frankenstein. Frankenstein wasn't the monster; Dr. Frankenstein was the young scientist who was so excited about what he could build that he didn't forsee the possible ramifications' I hope that the new age coming to mankind remains one where the consent of the governed still matters."

'"Patrick Byrne

This episode was recorded at the 2018 Distributed Conference in San Francisco, CA. Sometimes there is streetcar noise--such is life.

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

As a currency, Bitcoin is not controlled or supported by a third party entity such as a bank or government. And while the idea of everyone using a currency that no one controls can seem chaotic and counterintuitive, many people see it as the best alternative to the internet's current paradigm.

Recently, it's been made clear that paradigm is one where an online user's most intimate information can be readily accessed by third party entities such as Google and Facebook and sold to companies with more nefarious goals, like Cambridge Analytica. One great hope of blockchain technology is that it could help create a new version of the internet that puts control of privacy and trust back into the hands of its users.

In this episode we speak with David Chaum, cryptographer and creator of Digicash, Rebecca Lerner, Executive Vice President of the Mad Network, Reuben Yap, COO of Zcoin and Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com and Executive Chairman of tZERO.

This episode is sponsored by: MAD & Zcoin

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WBD #29 An Interview with Jamie Burke

Aug 10, 2018

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'œIt is probably going to be true, as in most tech cycles that the first attempts at something won't be the ones that succeed.'

'" Jamie Burke

Interview location: London

Interview date: Tue 8th August 2018

Company: Outlier Ventures

Role: CEO

The Crypto bear market has highlighted the lack of value creation within the space. While Bitcoin has many proven use cases, protocols, DApps and other altcoins are under increasing scrutiny from investors and market analysts.

While there are plenty of theories on how the financial and technology markets will be disrupted with decentralised blockchain based ideas, there are few, if any, proven and sustainable Crypto startups. This raises some questions:

Do any project outside of Bitcoin require a blockchain?Do users care about decentralisation?Are these all just shitcoins?Significant money has been invested in these new protocols and DApps, but many are struggling to ship, and those who do ship are struggling to gain traction. Supporters will argue that we are early, and that patience is required, but are these Crypto startups trying to solve problems which do not exist?

Building DApps is hard and smart contracts come with many complications. Still, this hasn't stopped investors from investing and coders from building. Only time will tell as to whether there is a need for blockchains outside of the Bitcoin 'Sound Money' theory or whether this is one large innovation bubble heading for a crash.

This week I interview Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures who has invested in a number of token-based blockchain startups. We discuss token economies, the fat protocol thesis which Jamie wrote a supporting piece about called the hungry protocol and the path to decentralisation.

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The Crypto Show: Silk Road Murder For Hire Victim Curtis Green Speaks Out

Aug 10, 2018

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Special thanks to Eijah AKA Eric J Anderson creator of GTA5, DemoNSAw and now Promether for inviting us to his place to conduct the live broadcast. We start off with Eijah to discuss the progress and what Promether means to our privacy.Then we were fortunate enough to get the first ever real account of the infamous Silk Road murder for hire case straight from the mouth of the so called victim Curtis Green. As a biased die hard Ross supporter myself I had no idea how morally corrupt those agents Force and Bridges were. VideoThis is only a partial account of this story. I've heard a lot more that we never even covered in this episode. I will be conducting a one on one interview in the coming days with a lot more info especially in regards to the book by Nick Bilton.Stay tuned and definitely check out this episode.

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#247 Ryan Selkis: Messari - Bringing Transparency and Self-Regulation to the Blockchain Industry

Aug 9, 2018

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Since he started blogging as Two Bit Idiot in 2013, Ryan Selkis has been both industry insider and industry critic. Consistently calling out excesses and abuses, but also maintaining his sights on the long-term potential.

He recently founded Messari, a project that aims to bring more transparency and fairness to the industry. Messari has narrowed in on siloed, inaccurate and incomplete data as a key factor that allows insiders to profit at the expense of the public. We talked about the various ways in which Messari tackles that problem, ranging from a community-led effort to gather project data to the ambitious goal of a token-curated registry of stand-up projects.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Ryan's start into the crypto industry as pseudonymous blogger Two Bit IdiotHis insights from being the Digital Currency Group's first employeeCoinDesk and the challenges of journalism in cryptoWhy poor and inaccurate information benefits industry insiders at the expense of retail investorsMessari's mission to lead a self-regulatory effort for the crypto industryHow an open, distributed crypto data library could help create a fairer playing fieldThe plans for Messari's token-curated registry of projects following reporting standardsThe economics and game theory around the Messari token and TCR

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Messari - Crypto News, Pricing, and ResearchIntroducing Messari: An Open-Source EDGAR Database for CryptoassetsMessari Whitepaper[A token to self-regulate tokens. But really.]( https://medium.com/@twobitidiot/a-token-to-self-regulate-tokens-but-really-a61da77e6a7b)Cryptoasset network value, market cap, rankings & metrics | OnChainFXRyan Selkis (@twobitidiot) | TwitterMessari Community Analyst Application

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DD Episode #2 - Checks And Balances

Aug 7, 2018

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"There's a natural inclination to believe humans or structures are the problem, that if we just wrote software that made things run automatically and such malfeasance impossible, then we would end up in some gorgeous world. I think there's a lot to that concept, but you don't need to turn the keys over to the algorithms to make that happen."

'"Brian Behlendorf

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

Blockchain technology has catapulted us into a fast-paced technological present of rapid software development and industry disruption. It seems like everyday a new project is proposing greater efficiency or protection for some aspect of our lives: healthcare, privacy, data storage, the list goes on. But at the same time, the role of the human, the developer, the citizen, is more significant than ever. Blockchain technology promises a more accountable future; however, if managed incorrectly, it could also make more room for digital tyranny. So, today's episode explores the various ways that people and organizations plan to use blockchain technology to do social good, without solely leaving control to algorithms.

In this episode we hear from a human rights activist, Alex Gladstein, and an early internet software pioneer, Brian Behlendorf, about how blockchain technology could check and balance power. In between, we talk with Flux, an open source blockchain-based project that is trying to revolutionize agriculture.

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What Bitcoin Did #28 An Interview with Pierre Rochard

Aug 6, 2018

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'œBased on our understanding of monerary economics, the outcome will be such that most of the value will accrue to one coin and one coin will at the very least be the world reserve currency, and even more than that, the one global money.'

'" Pierre Rochard

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sun 29th July 2018

From: Noded Bitcoin Podcast & Nakomoto Institute

In December 2016, I opened a Coinbase account to buy Bitcoin. It was a straightforward process: Google "buy Bitcoin", click on Coinbase link, register an account, deposit from the bank and buy. What I was not prepared for was the option to buy Etheruem too. I had never heard of it and had no idea what it was, but whatever, it was only $9 so I bought some of it too.

I had no bias; Bitcoin was something I had been aware of for years, though not on any deep economic or political level. Ethereum for me was another Bitcoin, but a cheaper Bitcoin, probably something many new entrants to Crypto feel at first. I didn't know about decentralisation, why it is important or the differences between the two coins, I just bought them without thinking too much about it. I didn't stop there, I bought Monero, Dash, Augur, Ripple and so on, endless other coins, endless other opportunities to make money.

Over time, I have found myself researching and trying to understand the business and use cases for each coin while becoming more aware of a group of Bitcoiners, known as maximalists, who have a significant disregard for any Crypto outside of Bitcoin. Having spent too much time arguing on Twitter and increasingly finding myself blocked by some of these people, I decided to spend more time understanding maximalism, what it is I am missing, why are this group of people so anti altcoins.

I have been reading Saifedean's book, The Bitcoin Standard and I binged on all episodes of the Noded Bitcoin Podcast by Pierre Rochard. This content, along with the bear market asking serious questions with regards to altcoin use cases has pushed me closer to understanding maximalism.

Am I a convert? No. My intention is always to keep an open mind and watch the market develop. I also believe that altcoins and tokens have a net benefit to Bitcoin and likely there will be some projects which find a place in the ecosystem. I do though understand there will only be one winner with regards to a digital store of value, and the most likely candidate for that is Bitcoin.

I expect there are many people like me, who have either come to Bitcoin recently or who do not have the broad technical, economic or political experience to understand the reasoning being maximalism. There are others too who see altcoins as an economic opportunity and do not care for the Bitcoin narrative.

I want to spend some time exploring Bitcoin, the history and reasoning for maximalism and why it is important. As such, this week I have an interview with Pierre Rochard, host of the Noded Bitcoin podcast and co-founder of the Nakamoto Institute. We talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, the net benefit of altcoins to Bitcoin and hyperbitcoinization.

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Technology & Choice #35, Open Source, Debian and FreedomBox, with Jonas Smedegaard

Aug 5, 2018

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Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community.

In this conversation, we discuss open source in general and a lot about Debian and where it fits into the landscape.

We also explore the FreedomBox project. FreedomBox was envisioned about eight years ago by Eben Moglen, a hero in the battle to liberate public encryption as part of the of the Free and Open Source Software Foundation.

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DD Episode #1 - Crypto Journalism

Aug 3, 2018

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"Every individual person that buys into cryptocurrencies needs to do their own research. You hear this all the time, but that is the truth of the matter. If you're going to put your money in, you should really understand what you are buying. You need to understand all the ways it could go right. You need to understand all the ways it could go wrong. You need to be completely willing to go along for the ride."'"Laura Shin

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

Since the start of 2018, there's been increasing attention paid to how journalism is practiced in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space. Because of the youth and relatively small size of the space, drawing clear ethical lines has been grey. It can be argued that the pace of the industry's news cycle favors publication speed over accuracy. Also, the nature of covering a new type of asset class, can breed an environment for sensational journalism that, in the worst cases, becomes complicit in enabling give-away scams. How journalists maintain ethical integrity within this environment is still more art than science.

In this episode we will hear from two journalists, Laura Shin and Aaron Van Wirdum, about how they see and think about the ethics of their profession. In between, we will hear a sponsored interview with Jarrod Dicker, CEO of Po.et., a decentralized protocol for content creators to use for ownership and the monetization of creative assets.

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Music by Ocean Jams via Creative Commons.

The Crypto Show Arizona State University's Blockchain Labs Jeremy Lui & Avery Carter.

Aug 3, 2018

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Today members of ASU's Blockchain Lab Jeremy Lui and Avery Carter sat in to talk about their experience at Arizona State University's Blockchain labs. Some of the things they cover are recent stress tests of capability that were done on the Dash network as well as community out reach and student scholarships that are awarded through their efforts. Their efforts came about through a proposal submitted to the Dash treasur. Dash Core Group also offices at the University. Chief strategist for Dash Alex Chopan also sar in to give some of his insight on plans for adoption around the world.

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The Bitcoin Game #57: BCH Lead Dev Amaury Schet

Aug 2, 2018

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Welcome to episode 57 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm someone who feels a bit like a Bitcoin Maximalist, yet I still really wanted to learn about Amaury Sƒchet, lead developer of Bitcoin Cash. I like that many of Amaury's opinions seem fairly independent, rather than sticking to a party line. In this long-form interview, we talk about Amaury's initial interest in Bitcoin, why he started Bitcoin ABC, the software behind Bitcoin Cash, and what he saw as three critical mistakes he believed would prevent a big block fork from becoming the majority chain at launch. So BCH haters, put down the pitchforks for a second and give this a listen to better understand the French Bitcoiner known as Deadalnix.

EPISODE LINKS

Amaury on Twitter
https://twitter.com/deadalnix

Thomson M05 (School Computer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomson_MO5

HACK (Facebook Programming Langauge)
https://hacklang.org/

D (Programming Language)
https://dlang.org

Cypress Financial Crisis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%9313_Cypriot_financial_crisis

Bitcoin ABC
https://www.bitcoinabc.org

Extension Blocks
https://www.coindesk.com/purse-proposal-touts-extension-blocks-bitcoin-scaling-solution

ViaBTC
https://www.viabtc.com

Segwit Is Not Great, by Amaury Sƒchet
https://www.deadalnix.me/2016/10/17/segwit-is-not-great

Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA)https://news.bitcoin.com/the-bitcoin-cash-community-debates-future-difficulty-adjustments

Free Trader's Github Blog
https://ftrader.github.io

Emergent Consensus
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-bitcoin-unlimiteds-emergent-consensus-gamble

The Cathedral and the Bazaar (musings on Linux and Open Source...)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar

Tokens on Bitcoin Cash
https://www.yours.org/content/overview-of-tokens-for-bitcoin-cash--bch--d2f928455dca

Cash Shuffle (BCH mixing protocol for fungibility)
https://cashshuffle.com

Grin (Nimble Wimble implementation)
https://grin-tech.org

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#246 Guy Zyskind: Enigma - Providing Scalable Privacy-Preservation to Smart Contacts

Aug 2, 2018

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Privacy and scalability are arguably the most challenging issues blockchains face. Scalable privacy-preserving state machines are inherently difficult. While cryptocurrencies like Zcash have proven trustworthy for simple transactions, privacy in smart contract platforms is an entirely different animal.

We're joined by Guy Zyskind, CEO of Enigma, a platform for scalable decentralized apps which preserves privacy. The Enigma network treats Ethereum smart contracts as 'œsecret contracts' and can perform computations on encrypted data. Inputs are broken into pieces and distributed to network nodes which perform computations on a segment of the full data. Once returned to the Ethreum chain, data is reassembled and may be decrypted to reveal the result. Leveraging secure multi-party computation and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), Enigma prevents a malicious actor from gaining access to the input data and the computation results.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Guy's background and secure computation research at MITThe different approaches to privacy preservation in computingThe different multi-party computations methods and how they workFully Homomorphic Encryption in the context of MPCHow Enigma would preserve privacy for a simple application like tallying votesHow Enigma reads encrypted data from the Ethereum network and leverages Trusted Execution Environments to perform computationsHow developers build smart contracts which use EnigmaThe role of the Enigma token as an incentive mechanismHow Enigma ensures network availability by penalizing nodes which go offlineThe current state of the project and upcoming milestones

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The Tatiana Show - Lisa Cheng of Etherparty

Jul 31, 2018

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Topics Include:
-- Smart Contracts
-- Automates Tokenization
-- Blockchain marketing
-- Security Audits

About the Guests:
-- Lisa Cheng is the Founder and Head of R&D of Etherparty. She currently serves as an Advisor for emerging tech startups and has an expertise in Business Development and Product Strategy. Her background includes Fortune 500 companies, Enterprise Sales, Big Data, and SaaS.

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The Crypto Show: Chuck Williams & PhoenixCrypto.com

Jul 29, 2018

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Today Chuck, Doug and Danny dive into some crypto basics. Doug as always being the proprietor of Phoenix Crypto an ATM and Blockchain training service in Phoenix Arizona comes to us from the studio in Phoenix. Chuck and Danny join in from Denver Co.In the coming weeks we'll be adding a new show on the Bloomberg Business radio channels in Miami, Houston, Denver and San Francisco so stay tune for that.We are really looking forward to reaching outside of the microcosm of Crypto and reaching new users in the general public hopefully creating a new Cryptophiles.

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What Bitcoin Did #27 An Interview with Lyn Ulbricht

Jul 27, 2018

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'œThat's why the founders wrote the 6th ammendment, to protect the accused from judges, just on their own, deciding that something is true without the ruling of 12 jury members.'

'" Lyn Ulbricht

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tue 23rd July 2018

Campaign: Free Ross

I first met Lyn Ulbricht in Austin in March earlier this year to discuss the case of her son, Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the online marketplace: The Silk Road. Our interview was before the decision of the Supreme Court to decline their petition to have the case reviewed.

Ross and the family are now left with very few options and are focused on raising awareness in political circles in search of clemency from the President.

If you are interested in the case and did not hear my first interview with Lyn, I would recommend listening to it or watching the interview on YouTube.

The petition to the Supreme Court focused on alleged violations of both the 4th and 6th amendments, yet the Supreme Court denied Ross a retrial and provided no comment. The case is widely misunderstood, often with those not aware of the full facts of the case raising the charge of murder for hire as justification for the sentence, a charge which has been dropped.

Ross is facing the rest of his life in prison for what was a non-violent crime, and for which the Drug Policy Alliance said:

In a world operating on the modus operandi of prohibition, users are often left in the dark and all sorts of other precarious situations; purchasing at music festivals is one glaring example. 'œThe overwhelming consensus among users of the Silk Road,' Bartlett realized, 'œwas that the quality of the product was far higher and its purity far more reliable than anything you'd find on a street corner.' Goodbye stranger-danger, dark alleyways, and unknown/unlabeled substances. The Global Drug Survey of 2015 confirmed this, stating 'œreduced rates of exposure to violence, less adulterated drugs, more confidence in product quality and removal from street dealing were clear benefits.' Will this access lead some to experimenting with other drugs? Sure, maybe. What's clear however, is within this system, people are able to better regulate and reduce harm associated with their drug use.

In this interview, I talk to Lyn about the denial of the Supreme Court, the support of the Libertarian Party, the petition for clemency and life for Ross inside the prison.

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The Crypto Show: Hacker Eijah AKA Eric J Anderson On Promether And DemoNSAw

Jul 27, 2018

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Eijah joins us in studio today to talk about the latest on Promether. We are also joined by my cohost Doug owner of PhoenixCrypto who offers a wide range of services to the Phoenix area, such as ATM's and training classes. Alex the owner of Classic Crust Pizza which seems to be Phoenix's mecca for Crypto also has a very interesting project that he's working on that incorporates ring signatures into Ethereum.

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The Crypto Show: Connie Gallippi On BitGive And Their Latest Efforts

Jul 25, 2018

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On this episode we talked with Connie Gallippi of BitGive on their latest efforts to get crypto currency more widely accepted as a tool for charities. She outlines the new plans and describes many of their past successes.Chuck Williams The soon to be co-host and former UX developer for Dash also joined to talk about various topics.

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The Tatiana Show '" Lyn Ulbricht of FreeRoss.org

Jul 25, 2018

Description:




YouTube Video Here!

Topics Include:
-- Updates on the effort to free Ross
-- Privacy concerns with due process
-- The petition to grant a pardon
-- Motion to drop charges

About the Guests:
-- Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, a peaceful 33-year old and alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges.Since Ross' arrest Lyn has strived to direct awareness beyond the sensationalism to issues at stake and how the case impacts freedom in thedigital age. She has spoken at numerous events; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows, including Reason TV, CNN,HuffPost Live and Fox; and conducted interviews with major and alternative media,including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Guardian. She is also featured in the documentary Deep Web.When not working to raise awareness, Lyn focuses on raising funds for Ross's appeal throughwww.freeross.org.

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#245 Martin Becze: Primea - The Next-Generation Blockchain Operating System

Jul 25, 2018

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Martin Becze is a researcher at Dfinity working on a next-generation 'œBlockchain Operating System' called Primea - a continuation of his work on the eWASM project from his time at the Ethereum Foundation. Primea is an actor based IPC layer intended for use with WebAssembly programs.

Martin first learned about Ethereum in 2014 and was immediately drawn into the possibilities opened by having a contracting virtual machines on a blockchain. While the EVM was impressive, Martin saw the possibility for greater usability and efficiency by using the new WebAssembly standards being created, and so led a team at the Ethereum Foundation in the creation of a new blockchain virtual machine, called eWASM. We learn about Martin's experience on the eWASM project and how the limitations of backwards compatibility led him to begin writing a brand new execution environment from scratch, rethinking some of the core designs and mechanics of the EVM - this project became known as Primea. Martin explains many of the fundamental design shifts involved with the Primea platform, including his focus on using the actor-based model and object capabilities (and what these even mean!). He also lays out how the Primea platform fits into the larger design of the Dfinity blockchain.

Topics discussed in this episode:

eWASM - Ethereum flavored WebAssembly (eWASM) Design.Primea - an actor based IPC layer intended for use with WebAssembly programs.WebassemblyDfinity - blockchain-based cloud computing project. Its aim is to develop a decentralized internet computer that will become the cloud 3.0.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Primea GitHubCommunication Semantics - Edcon talkPrimea Technical Deep Dive - EthCC talk

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What Bitcoin Did #26 An Interview with Richard Burton

Jul 24, 2018

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'œI think the notion of a protocol which has 21 data centres to which you delegate priority to run smart contracts is a really interesting experiment, but nobody has explained to me why you need $4bn to run that experiment.'

'" Richard Burton

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wed 18th July 2018

Company: Balanced Software

Role: CEO

Nothing can prepare you for running your first startup. After the excitement of raising capital, founders are thrown into a race to achieve some form of product/market fit, whereby either they can close further funding or drive customer revenue to a level where the business can operate economically.

It can be both rewarding and hugely frustrating. Emotions can flick between joy and desperation as you rapidly iterate your product while dealing with a range of opinions, from users to shareholders.

Despite the stories from Silicon Valley, a tiny percentage of founders exit their startup with life-changing money. Even VCs expect the vast majority of their investments to fail, relying on a handful of successes to outweigh this. And despite the odds, entrepreneurship is an itch many have to scratch, usually not for the financial returns but for the success of building something which people use.

In this interview, I talk with Richard Burton from Balance.io about the challenges of being a CEO, delivering a return for investors and his frank opinions on EOS.

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The Crypto Show Joel Valenzuela At Porcfest 2018

Jul 20, 2018

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Joel Valenzuela sits in with us at Porcfest for another episode of The Crypto Show's Digital Cash Evolution where we team up with Doug Hodges of Phoenix Crypto. Doug is a local resource in the Phoenix area for beginners in Crypto as well as the operator of the majority of the ATMs in Phoenix.
Joel breaks down his experience in Portsmouth New Hampshire of evangelizing crypto currency especially the amazing adoption going on with Dash.

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SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bart'omiej Kami"ski

Jul 19, 2018

Description:

In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus).

This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs.

This episode, we talk to Bart…'omiej Kami…"ski, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper.

We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should allow most anyone to get a deeper idea of how PARSEC works and how the SAFE Network uses it--without putting developers to sleep, either! We also talk some about how other projects may find PARSEC useful and wish to use and contribute to it.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

Medium article about the PARSEC code release, with link to a GREAT youtube video by Dug Campbell

Safenet forum thread on the Release

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#244 Anthony Lusardi: Ethereum Classic Cooperative - Accelerating the Growth of ETC

Jul 18, 2018

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The 2016 Ethereum hard fork left us with two distinct Ethereum chains. While the main Ethereum chain dwarfs Etherem Classic in terms of market cap, ETC has sustained its position as a significant actor in the broader blockchain ecosystem. ETC's recent listing on Coinbase demonstrates its credibility as a significant industry player.

We're joined by Anthony Lusardi, Director of the Ethereum Classic Cooperative, an organization who's goal is to promote the development of the Ethereum Classic Network. Similarly to other industry organizations, The Cooperative invests in core development of the ETC blockchain, community building, marketing, and brand awareness.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Anthony's background and how he became involved in the crypto communityThe Ethereum Classic Cooperative and the goals of the organizationWhat the ETC ecosystem looks like two years after the forkThe people and companies contributing to the project and building on the platformThe overlap and friction points with the broader Ethereum communityETC's unique value proposition as a blockchain platformSputnikVM as an alternative to the Ethereum Virtual MachineThe potential attack vectors on ETC, including 51% attacksWhy the ETC community stands behind Proof-of-WorkThe Cooperative's plans to remain relevant and the project's development roadmap

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Ethereum Classic Cooperative WebsiteEthereum Classic WebsiteCost of a 51% Attack for Different Cryptocurrencies | Crypto51@eth_classic on Twitter

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The Crypto Show From The Mises Bash/Libertarian Convention With Sterlin Luxan, Rob Viglione, Jason Brown And Naomi Brockwell

Jul 18, 2018

Description:

From a prelude to the Libertarian Convention in New Orleans called "The Mises Bash" I was able to sit down with Sterlin Luxan, Rob Viglione, Jason Brown and Naomi Brockwell for pre-recorded episode that would air on on July 4th on KFNX. I posed the question to each of them, what does it mean to have competing currencies? What does it mean to be able to choose the currency you want use by it's morality?

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What Bitcoin Did #25 An Interview with Toby Simpson

Jul 17, 2018

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'œI don't like calling it artificial intelligence as it implies it is not real. At some point, we will create this digital intelligence, and it will think, communicate and exist. I think that is an exciting thing and can be something which transforms our lives in all sorts of positive ways.'

'" Toby Simpson

Interview location: Cambridge, UKInterview date: Tue 10th Jul 2018Company: Fetch.aiRole: Co-founder and CTO

In 2014 Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." A fear echoed by many tech leaders, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk. The concern is the unknown unknowns; while technology has managed to improve our lives in many ways, machines operate by code based rules, but with AI, we are moving towards machines which can think for themselves.

AI is already part of our lives, from Google suggestions to Siri and Alexa learning about our personal preferences, but this is basic machine learning. More advanced questions are now being asked, for example with driverless cars, the car may have to make life and death decisions, should these be a programmed set of rules or is the computer left to think for itself? If the car is heading into a crash with another vehicle and the only option is to swerve into an oncoming bicycle, what decision should the car make?

What is the full extent of the risk? From autonomous weapons to destructive decisions to achieve something beneficial, AI faces many complicated moral and ethical questions. And the unknowns, a digital superintelligence released onto a global network, able to think for itself, hack and make decisions which humans would not.

Artificial intelligence innovation is accelerating, and regulation is light to non-existent. Companies such as Fetch are using machine learning to build a better future, for business and the public too, but are we heading into a dangerous period for humans?

In this interview, I talk with Toby Simpson, the co-founder and CTO of Fetch.ai. We discuss the world they are building for autonomous economic agents and broader opportunities and threats from artificial intelligence.

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The Crypto Show: Cody Wilson Discusses Bitcoins Roll In Getting 3D Printed Guns Off The Ground & His Recent Defeat Of The Us Government, Gun Control Is Dead!

Jul 13, 2018

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We kick off todays show having a little fun talking about stupid shit the government does. Then a little bit of Bitcoin 101 before Cody Wilson joins in to talk about the role Bitcoin played in getting his project off of the ground as well as his very recent victory over the State Dept. in regards to his project from 6 yrs ago DefCad.org that released the first 3D printed gun files, on to the internet. Cody says this victory in essence has put an end to gun control forever. Not only will he bring DefCad back, he's planning on expanding that file library exponentially.

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#243 Izaak Meckler & Evan Shapiro: Coda - A Succinct Blockchain

Jul 12, 2018

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One of the key scalability challenges with public cryptocurrency blockchains is that their size grows linearly with the number of transactions. Mature blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum contain >170GB and >1 TB of historical data respectively. New nodes joining these chains need to download this data and verify it in order to become a ""full node"". The number of full nodes is a key measure of decentralization, and difficulty becoming a full node translates into future centralization.

In this episode, we are joined by the duo of Evan Shapiro and Izaak Meckler, CEO and CTO at O(1) Labs respectively. O(1) Labs is a pioneering company that uses zkSNARK technology in order to construct a cryptocurrency blockchain, called Coda, that solves the blockchain size scalability bottleneck. New nodes joining the Coda network will be able to trustlessly boot up in under a minute by verifying cryptographic proofs that attest to the validity of the current chain. This technology has great potential to enable decentralization, and for one blockchain to be a light client of another blockchain.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Scalability challenges of current cryptocurrenciesBackground on O(1) Labs and their mission statementHow Coda uses succinct computational integrity technology (zkSNARKs) to enable further decentralization of blockchainsSnarky - a domain specific language for zkSNARK computationsCurrent state of Coda and roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:

Coda protocol websiteCoda WhitepaperPresentation on Snarkly by Izzak MecklerzkSNARKs in a nutshell by Christian ReitweissnerzkSNARKs in a nutshell by Vitalik ButerinCoda presentation from ZCon

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The Tatiana Show '" Bobby Casey of Global Wealth Protection & co-hosts Cynthia Gayton & Dj Scrilla of Art on the Blockchain

Jul 11, 2018

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Topics Include:

-- Entrepreneurship and tech

-- Smart Contracts
-- Decentralized blockchain voluntary cooperation
-- Artists tokenized benefits

About the Guests:

-- DJ J Scrilla is a modern day renaissance man. He's been a critically acclaimed producer, mixtape deejay, illustrator, video director, A&R, artist manager, writer and even a podcast host. He began his string of production credits in 2001 and since has developed a long discography which boasts production credits featuring hall of fame rappers Killer Mike, Raekwon, Smif N Wessunand 100s more. In 2004, his production group Guns-N-Butter was formed and made history by releasing one of the first producer-based mixtapes. His boutique indie label, Inner Loop Records, which he helped create in 2006, went on to play an integral part the modern day DMV scene and was one of a few collectives in the area that went worldwide in indie rap. He was nominated for Producer Of The Year for 4 straight years by his peers from 2009-2012 and put out a string of records during that time that earned him praises on top blogs, magazine articles and more. He is also credited with throwing the very first live beat battle in 2001 as a college student in DC at the Metro Caf. Scrilla (sometimes going by Scrilla Ventura,) has been flexing his illustrations as of late and has designed a number of album covers and blockchain assets in the form of trading cards. Since throwing his hat in the bitcoin space, Scrilla has been writing articles on CryptoArt & CryptoMusic. In his spare time he also manages the most alpha frog meme ever created '“ DJPEPE. Currently, he is investing his time and energy on building his newest venture '“ RARE SCRILLA, LLC.

-- Cynthia Gayton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Cynthia is a member of both the State Bar of Virginia and the District of Columbia Bar. Her practice areas include small business entity organization, intellectual property, information technology, contract review and analysis. She has worked as an attorney for the federal government, private businesses and law firms, as well as non-profit organizations. She is a Professorial Lecturer of Engineering Law at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The 10th Edition of her book, "Legal Aspects of Engineering," published by Kendall-Hunt, was released in January 2017. She is the author of several articles, notably about current legal issues related to the arts, blockchain, and smart contracts. In addition, she is the co-host of Art on the Blockchain podcast with DJ J Scrilla.

-- Bobby Casey is the Managing Partner of Global Wealth Protection, LLC. GWP helps clients from around the world internationalize their assets and take advantage of unique investment opportunities globally. Bobby is a lifelong entrepreneur, investor and student of life. He is a believer in privacy and freedom and fights this fight through words and actions around the world. As a renowned speaker on anarcho-capitalism, free-market economics, and offshore business, Mr. Casey travels the globe working with like-minded clients helping them properly structure their businesses and their lives to minimize risk and maximize reward. He hold 2 undergraduate degrees; BS in Finance with a minor in Economics, BS in International Business with a minor in Russian '“ Master's in Entrepreneurship from MIT. GWP provides asset protection consulting and offshore corporate and trust services in Anguilla, Seychelles, Nevis, Cook Islands, Belize and St. Vincent. The company is focused on educating clients in proper ways to move assets offshore and diversify globally while finding the right solutions for each individual need. Partners are focused on one-on-one client interaction with a problem solving approach. As part of the GWP group of companies, we also own a licensed and regulated trust company with offices in Anguilla and Belize '“ Agora Trust. AT provides fiduciary and trust administration, offshore corporate services, and offshore asset management. The company's final business is in education via a virtual format. GWP Insiders is our monthly newsletter that brings the components of live education right to you computer with monthly video interviews and articles on asset protection, international investments, unique income strategies and living overseas. Our panel of experts contribute liberally as a way to spread the message of internationalization.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show Summer Break

Jul 9, 2018

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What Bitcoin Did #24 An Interview with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert

Jul 7, 2018

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'œThere is no win for the UK economically, you can change the colour of your passport and you might feel good, but you are not going to have any economic benefit at all from Brexit.'

'" Max Keiser

Interview location: London, UKInterview date: Thu 28th Jun 2018

In 2010, Max Keiser called JP Morgan Chase "the biggest financial terrorist on Wall Street" and started a campaign to crash the bank by encouraging people to buy Silver, leaving JP Morgan with a significant short position.

JP Morgan is just one example where Max has challenged financial institutions. Whether as a guest on TV, via Twitter or his media outlet, The Keiser Report, alongside his wife Stacy Herbert, Max regularly highlights the unethical practices of big banks and fiscal mismanagement from governments.

Max first introduced Bitcoin to the Keiser report in 2011; he realised that it was sound money, outside of the control of governments and banks, and The Keiser Report was the only media outlet promoting it. Max has continued to support Bitcoin and is one of the leading voices in the community, confident that the price of a single coin will reach over $100k.

In this interview, I talk to Max and Stacy about Brexit, the inevitable death of paper money and why Bitcoin is so important.

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#242 Neha Narula: MIT's Digital Currency Initiative - A Research-Driven Approach to Blockchain

Jul 5, 2018

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When the Bitcoin Foundation fell apart and funding for Bitcoin core development was needed, the MIT founded the Digital Currency Initiative to step in. In the years since, the DCI has evolved into a vibrant center of cutting edge research on some of the most difficult challenges around blockchain technology.

DCI Director Neha Narula joined us to discuss the DCI's position between academia and industry, their policy on conflicts of interest, and their most fascinating research topics.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How her interest in distributed systems and scaling lead led her to the blockchain spaceThe mission and history of the MIT's Digital Currency InitiativeHow cryptocurrency might evolve over time as an academic fieldThe DCI's project on digital fiat currencyHow zkLedger could enable privacy-preserving auditing for distributed ledgersWhy sharding is unlikely to succeed in the short- and medium termWhy Neha is most optimistic about layer 2 approaches to scaling like lightning networkThe story of discovering and writing about IOTA's vulnerabilityHow DCI handles conflicts of interest and strives for neutrality

Links mentioned in this episode:

MIT Digital Currency InitiativeNeha Narula Personal WebsiteWhat's New at MIT's Digital Currency InitiativeThe Importance of Layer 2Cryptographic vulnerabilities in IOTAzkLedger | the future of auditzkLedger WhitepaperNeha Narula: The future of money | TED Talk

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The Bitcoin Game #56: Paper Wallet Inventor Peter Kroll

Jul 5, 2018

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Welcome to episode 56 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I met Peter Kroll at a Bitcoin conference about a year ago. When I asked Peter what his involvement was with Bitcoin, he told me he created the original Bitcoin paper wallet at BitAddress.org. I was pretty impressed, having used his tool often! Peter had kept it a secret that he was behind BitAddress.org until late 2014, and even since then, he's kept a pretty low profile. We cover a ton of topics in this exclusive interview, including Peter's introduction to Bitcoin, his paper wallet system, Bitcoin's division, and much more.

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The First Bitcoin Paper Wallet
https://BitAddress.org

Peter's SlashDot introduction to Bitcoin
https://news.slashdot.org/story/11/05/19/0149234/mint-it-yourself-with-a-browser-based-bitcoin-miner

Curaƒao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curaƒao

Peter "PointBiz" Kroll on BitcoinTalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17857

First BitAddress.org thread on BitcoinTalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=43496

BitcoinTalk BitAddress.org art contest posted by Mike "Casascius" Caldwellhttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92969

BitAddress.org on GitHub
https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org

BitAddress Changelog
https://www.bitaddress.org/CHANGELOG.txt.asc

Entropy (Hackaday article)
https://hackaday.com/2017/11/02/what-is-entropy-and-how-do-i-get-more-of-it

BitcoinJS
https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bitcoinjs-lib

Tom Wu's JSBN Library
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~tjw/jsbn/

Live USB Linux
https://www.linuxliveusb.com

BitKey (bootable USB image for cold wallets)
https://bitkey.io

Tails
https://tails.boum.org

Canton Becker's Bitcoin Paper Wallet
https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com

Ian Coleman's BIP39 Mnemonic Converter Tool
https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

Coldlar (new hardware wallet)
https://www.coldlar.com

Coinbin (offline transaction signing library, uses QR codes)
https://coinb.in

My interview with Jochen 'œJohoe' Hoenicke, who discovered Android RNG issues related to insecure Bitcoin walletshttps://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-7-bitcoin-hero-jochen-aka-johoe

Estonia - National ID Card RNG Flaw
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/09/security_flaw_i.html

Generating private keys with dice
http://kiararobles.com/blog/generating-private-keys-with-bitcoin-dice.html

Monero
https://getmonero.org

Decred
https://www.decred.org

The Future Of Bitcoin - Peter Kroll asks Craig Wright some questions @ 1:15:50
https://youtu.be/v1_gxvx_QGo?t=1h15m50s

Counterparty
https://counterparty.io

ERC20
https://support.exodus.io/article/108-what-is-an-erc20-token-and-does-exodus-support-it

Peter Kroll - Private Key Custody - Crypto Mexico - Ethereum Devcon 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLaVk-3pDk

Peter on Twitter
https://twitter.com/pointbiz1

Peter on Reddit
https://www.reddit.com/user/pointbiz

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The Tatiana Show - Hartej Shawney of Hosho & Connie Gallippi of BitGive & Christie Harkin of Bitcoin Magazine

Jul 4, 2018

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Topics Include:
-- Cyber Security Solutions for blockchain technology
-- Smart Contract Auditing
-- Blockchain based charity
-- PR best practices & crypto news

About the Guests:
-- Hartej Sawhney is the Co-Founder and President for Hosho and a frequent speaker at Blockchain and Fintech events. He is an advisor to Pink Sky Capital (Crypto Hedge Fund), Krypto.io, and BlitzPredict.io. He was formerly Co-Founder and CEO of Zuldi. Hartej graduated with a degree in Finance from Penn State University. Hartej is also a clothing designer, Indian classical musician, and art curator.HoshoCon2018is the next big event scheduled.
-- Connie Gallippi founded BitGive in 2013, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization, leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Connie speaks internationally and is an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity. Previously, Connie worked with nonprofits in California for 15 years in a variety of roles, she remains involved as a volunteer for several organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech.
-- Christie Harkin has been in the editing business for over 20 years. She is currently the managing editor at Bitcoin Magazine, the oldest and most established source of news, information and expert commentary on Bitcoin, blockchain technology and the digital currency industry. Since 2012, Bitcoin Magazine has provided analysis, research, education and thought leadership at the intersection of finance and technology.

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What Bitcoin Did #23 An Interview with Michael Sonnenshein

Jul 4, 2018

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'œThe taboo nature of the asset class has been shrugged off'Goldman Sachs invested with Digital Currency Group in Circle and as soon as they did that it provided enough cover for pretty much every other bank or financial institution to get involved in the space.'

'" Michael Sonnenshein

Interview location: London, UKInterview date: Mon 18th Jun 2018

The institutional relationship with Crypto Assets has been one of light touch. Where banks had been dismissive of Bitcoin, but open to the opportunities with blockchain, the demand from institutional investors has contributed towards the changing banking narrative towards Crypto.

There is growing demand from institutional investors to hold Crypto Assets within their portfolio, yet these assets present new challenges from custody to regulation. Still, the need is driving forward a growing industry of solutions for those who want exposure to the market.

Institutions hold the capital but want to avoid the risk of handling the asset, but with companies such as XAPO and BitGo offering institutional custody solutions and the likes of Coinbase and Grayscale offering products which expose investors to the class without the headache of buying, selling and managing, institutions now have viable options to invest in the market.

The banking sector is adapting; Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have opened trading desks, and the crypto market has gone from enemy to friend. As Crypto Asset and blockchain innovation continues to move at pace, investors do not want to miss out on the opportunity within these market.

With over $1.5bn in crypto assets under management ($3bn before the crash in January), Grayscale is one of the leading companies providing products for institutional investors. Their range of Single Product Investment Trusts and Diversified Large Cap Fund allow institutional investors to place bets on the Crypto market without the risk of custody or challenges associated with buying and selling.

Michael Sonnenshein knows both sides of the market. His career started in the traditional banking sector as an analyst at Barclays before he moved to JP Morgan and then onto Grayscale in 2013, where he is now the Managing Director.

In this interview, we discuss the interest from institutional investors, the impact of the bear market on sentiment and how Grayscale handles custody for $1.5bn in assets under management.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show Summer Break

Jul 3, 2018

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #372 Apocalyptic Bitcoin

Jul 2, 2018

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On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

First: Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine discuss how bitcoin could perform, and what challenges might arise in various apocalyptic or disruptive scenarios

Then: The gang zeros in on BIP176, an informal and already adopted move to standardize the "Bits" unit, which represents 100 satoshis or 1/1,000,000th of a bitcoin.

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The Crypto Show: Crypto For Cannabis A Reality In Las Vegas

Jul 1, 2018

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While Crypto for Cannabis has been contemplated for a long time, in legal dispensaries anyway, it's finally here. It is admittedly an awkward process through a token called "Tokes" on the "Waves Platform" and so far only available in one dispensary in Las Vegas.
However the effort to make that awkwardness a lot less awkward is taking place this week through an integration with the "Vaultlogic" BTM.Michael Wagner with "TokesPlatform"at a fraction of the price and time delivers what some other platforms promised but have yet to finish.Michael talks about that integration in the first half of this episode.In the second half I talk with the store manager of this Las Vegas dispensary "Pisos". Jeff Siebolt the Pisos manager discusses some of the hurdles in banking for the Cannabis industry and the leap Pisos is taking into the digital age by integrating Tokes.

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#240 Pamela Morgan: Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning

Jun 21, 2018

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While many cryptocurrency holders have thought about how to secure their assets, how to pass on cryptoassets in case of one's death is rarely on people's mind. Lawyer Pamela Morgan has been helping people and organizations build solutions to safely store their cryptoassets and has recently turned her attention to inheritance planning.

We discussed her new book 'œCryptoasset Inheritance Planning' and how people can design a simple plan to give heirs a high chance of recovering assets in less than an hour.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How an impassioned talk on Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos started her crypto journeyCommon misconceptions lawyers have about cryptoHer work through Empowered Law on educating lawyersThird Key Solutions and building non-custodial key management solutionsThe most frequent mistakes people make when it comes to protecting cryptoassetsHow to do inheritance planning for cryptoassetsDifferentiating between technical and legal aspects to inheritance planning

Links mentioned in this episode:

Empowered Law '" Law and Education to Empower the WorldThird Key Solutions '" Non-Custodial Key Management and Consulting ServicesCryptoasset Inheritance Planning BookInheritance Planning for Cryptocurrencies: 3 Steps in 3 MinutesWhen Disaster Strikes: Developing a Recovery Plan for Bitcoin and Digital TokensPamela Morgan on Twitter

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The Tatiana Show - Cryptolina 2018 Edition: Multiple live interviews!

Jun 19, 2018

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Topics Include:

-- Get the scoop from some of the most prominent and major cryptocurrency organizations in this special episode.

About the Guests:

Minute Marks:
-- 00:15 Faruk Okcetin, founder and organizer of Cryptolina

-- 03:41 Luis Buenadventura of Bloom Solutions

-- 07:15 Inna Rudaya of Efir

-- 12:42 JC Crown of Foleum

-- 19:14 Andrew Shook of NSDQmining

-- 22:52 Ben Oberg of Millionare Mafia

-- 26:25 Xiaochen Zhnag of Fintech4Good

-- 30:47 Rosario Pabst of Zencash

-- 33:27 Stephen Hyduchak of Bridge Protocol

-- 38:34 Dawn Code of Unspecified

-- 42:16 Tim Barbir of North Georgia Data

-- 45:24 Valerian Bennet of Popchest

-- 52:23 Michael Tozoni, a bitcoin economist, investor, and entrepreneur

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #370 No Fairy Dust

Jun 17, 2018

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On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie, Adam and Jonathan are joined by returning guest Preston Byrne

Correspondent Christian Garcia sends word from Venezuela about deals that seem to good to be true and Pinata times.

Adam Stephanie and Jonathan talk about the experience so far of setting up and accepting your tips with the Lighting network.

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Content for today's show was provided by Jonathan, Preston, Stephanie, Christian and Adam.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens, General Fuzz and Matthew Murawsky

This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin, Haven and Adam B. Levine

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The Bitcoin Game #55: Cryptograffiti

Jun 16, 2018

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Welcome to episode 55 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today's episode, I'm happy to present an interview with one of the most well-known fine artists in the cryptocurrency space, Cryptograffiti. I'm a huge fan of his work, and was happy to get to learn a bit more about him. Check out his art in the links below.

SHOW LINKS

Cryptograffiti's Site
https://cryptograffiti.com

Twitter @Cryptograffiti
https://twitter.com/cryptograffiti

Instagram @Cryptograffiti
https://www.instagram.com/cryptograffiti

Nakamoto
https://cryptograffiti.com/collections/fine-art/products/nakamoto-2014

Wired: The Rise And Fall of Bitcoin
https://www.wired.com/2011/11/mf_bitcoin

Casascius Coins
https://www.casascius.com

Silk Road
https://cryptograffiti.com/collections/fine-art/products/silk-road

Art Show - Proof of Art
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Cryptograffiti's work featured in the Wall Street Journal
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The Tatiana Show - Pamela Morgan, author of 'Crypto Asset Inheritance Planning'

Jun 14, 2018

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Topics include:
-- Setting up a secure inheritance plan of action
-- S.U.R.E analysis
-- User-friendly solutions to mitigate risk
-- Death and taxes

About the Guests:
-- Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. She spends much of her time traveling the world training lawyers about these technologies through her company, Empowered Law. Her book, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners, provides a clear blueprint to inheritance planning for those holding cryptocurrency, tokens, crypto-collectibles, and other cryptoassets.

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The Tatiana Show '" Rob Viglione of ZenCash & Hannah Rosenberg of Velas Commerce

Jun 13, 2018

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-- Upcoming forks

-- Let's Talk BitCoin events

-- Upcoming events promoting cryptocurrency and blockchain tech


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-- Hannah Rosenberg is an e-commerce web developer, educator and entrepreneur with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a passion for monetary theory and alternative currencies, and became an early cryptocurrency adopter and enthusiast in 2012. In 2014, she was among the first to be Certified as a Bitcoin Professional by C4, the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium. She is the founder of Velas Commerce, a Blockchain training and consultancy business, and is the organizer of the Chicago Bitcoin and Open Blockchain Meetup.

-- Rob Viglione is co-founder of ZenCash, a decentralized blockchain-based platform for private transactions, communication, and document publishing. He's also a Board advisor for ETHlend and HeroEngine World. As a PhD candidate in finance, Viglione is an expert in crypto-finance, asset pricing, and crypto-related innovations, and teaches university courses about Bitcoin and blockchain applications.

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#239 Grigore Rosu: The K framework - a framework to formally define all programming languages

Jun 12, 2018

Description:

In the past few years, we witnessed the development of multiple smart contract languages - Solidity, Viper, Michelson, Scilla etc. These languages need to enable developers to write correct, predictable behavior smart contract code. Each language development effort therefore ends up spending resources into building formal verification toolsets, compilers, debuggers and other developer tools.In this episode, we are joined by Grigore Rosu, Professor of computer science at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign] for a deep dive into the K framework. The K framework is mathematic logic and language that enables language developers to formally define all programming languages; such as C, Solidity and JavaScript. Once a language is formally specified in the K framework, the framework automatically outputs a range of formal verification toolsets, compilers, debuggers and other developer tools for it. Updates to the language can be made directly in K. This technology has massive implications for smart contract programming language development, and formal verification efforts in the blockchain space.We also cover his efforts to express the Ethereum virtual machine using the K framework, and to develop a new virtual machine technology, called IELE, specifically tailored to the blockchain space. Check out the episode to understand a game changing technology in the formal verification and smart contract safety space.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Grigore's background with NASA and work on formally verified correct softwareMotivations to develop K frameworkBasic principles behind the operation of K frameworkHow K deals with undefined behavior / ambiguities in a language definitionThe intersection of K framework and smart contract technologyRuntime Verification's collaboration with CardanoKEVM and IELE, smart contract virtual machines developed by Runtime VerificationBroader implications of the K framework for the blockchain industry

Links mentioned in this episode:

Defining the undefinedness of C - formalisation of C using the K frameworkIELE - a new virtual machine for the blockchainRuntime verification - Grigore's companyK Semantics of the Ethereum Virtual MachineShort video on Grigore's partnership with CardanoAn overview of the K framework by Runtime VerificationA detailed technical overview of the K semantic framework

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #369 The Internet Of Money

Jun 10, 2018

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On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

We join Andreas Antonopoulos for his recent talk + Q&A at the sold out Internet of Money event

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The Crypto Show Colin Cantrel Creator Of Nexus

Jun 9, 2018

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Colin Cantrell creator of Nexus Earth joins us in studio to talk about the release of his new white paper Tritium an Ethereum like update to the Nexus network. He also discusses the Nexus 3-D Blockchain, Microsoft buy out GitHub and much more.

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The Crypto Show Erik Voorhees On Meeting Ross Ulbricht & Dustin Byington On Wanchain

Jun 6, 2018

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I Start off with Erik Voorhees. My main focus on this conversation was to get a feel for Erik's meeting of Ross Ulbricht in prison. The set up of Satoshi Dice was merely to illustrate the incredible impact these two men had on not only the value of bitcoin but its use case.Then I chat with Dustin Buyington on his roll at Wanchain, how it has changed and what to expect in the near future.‚Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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#238 Dr. Amrit Kumar & Dr. Ilya Sergey: Scilla - A Formal Verification Oriented Contract Language

Jun 5, 2018

Description:

With the rise of smart contract technology, we've become acutely aware of the need for smart contract code to accurately reflect the intentions of its author; and for the code to have certain (safe) behaviors in all circumstances. Creating the languages and software tools to enable ordinary developers to write safe contracts has become an intense research endeavor in the cryptocurrency space.

Scilla is a Turing incomplete intermediate level language; inspired from the paradigms of functional programming and formal verification; that makes it easy for smart contract developers to automatically prove statements about smart contract behavior. For example, Scilla could allow a future multi-signature smart contract author to mathematically prove that funds in that contract would always be retrievable by certain addresses (and never get stuck like the Parity incident). The ability to mathematically prove such safety properties of the smart contract has the potential to be an enabling invention prior to widescale use of this technology.

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Amrit Kumar and Dr. Ilya Sergey to discuss Scilla, the smart contract language of the upcoming Zilliqa blockchain. In a previous episode, we've already covered the vision and technical approach of Zilliqa to solve the transaction scalability problem of permissionless blockchains. This episode focuses specifically on their smart contract language development efforts.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Updated on Zilliqa's progress since our last episodeThe technology of mechanised proofsDr. Ilya Serger's effort to mechanically prove safety properties of a blockchain consensus networkAims of the Scilla languageFuture capabilities enabled by the Scilla languageDeveloper experience and perspective using formal verification toolsHow Scilla compares to Michelson, Tezos' approach to smart contract languages with a similar end goalCurrent state of development of Scilla, and next milestones

Links mentioned in this episode:

Our previous episode on the Zilliqa platformIlya Sergey's paper on mechanising blockchain consensusScilla whitepaperMichelson, Tezos platform's smart contract languageZilliqa blog for updates on platform developmentCoq, a formal proof management system

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Technology and Choice #34, On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell

Jun 5, 2018

Description:

My old friend and sometimes co-host, Robert Worstell, returns and we explore the topic of research, especially from the angle of learning how to write fiction, and writing in general.

Over the years Robert has rolled up his sleeves and plunged into many subject areas to establish for himself what the underlying principles are that allow one to master the subject or action, used what he learned to be effective in the field, and then shared what he learned with others. In the process he has published an impressive volume of books, articles and stories, and learned to make a reasonable living doing so, sharing what he has learned so that others can benefit from what he finds.

In our discussion we also get in pretty close to the essence of what makes the pair of concepts "technology" and "choice" such a powerful tool to examine how to do things.

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Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brand

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Previous Technology & Choice episodes with Robert Worstell

TC 1 - Virtual Reality

TC 2 - Revenge of the Social Media Zombies

TC 3 - The Resounding Duh!

TC 4 - A Talk with Paul Rosenburg

TC 5 - Scam Tech 101

TC 7 - Some Loose Ends

TC 12 - Influence Says It All

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The Tatiana Show - Danny Brown Wolf of Cool Cousin

Jun 4, 2018

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-- A little visit to Nashville
-- Upcoming events in the crypto-currency arena
-- Blockchain technology news and updates
-- Traveling and reliable rating systems

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- Danny Brown Wolf is the ICO Project Director, North America at Cool Cousin.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #368 Blockchain Week and the Cash Crisis

Jun 3, 2018

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On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie, Jonathan and Adam sit down to discuss the recent New York Blockchain Week and the Bitcoin Gold double-spend attack.

This episode also features the second segment from Venezuelan correspondent Christian Garcia. We're planning on doing these once every two weeks.

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This episode featured music by Jared Rubens, General Fuzz and Gurty Beats.

Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Crypto Show With Jim Blasko UNB, Aspire, Paid Trolls And The 40 BTC Lambo

Jun 2, 2018

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In this episode of The Crypto Show, Danny talks to Jim Blasko about BitcoinTalkRadio.com, Unbreakable Coin, Aspire, Paid Trolls, ICOs and more.Jim also gives a little insight into the many other projects he's part of as well.This was a fun episode to make and Jim was very insiring to my son who helped make this episode as well as all of our recent video work on Youtube.Please check out our Youtube channel and subscribe in the links below.Hopefully everyone will like the new direction of the show.

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The Crypto Show John Barrett Back To Basics

May 31, 2018

Description:

On our 2nd episode of The Digital Cash Evolution we're joined by none other than the Host of "Bitcoins N Gravy" John Barrett to talk crypto basics on 1100AM KFNX in Phoenix Arizona. We felt that what's out today only speaks to "Crypto Super Nerds" and leaves the average Joe scratching his head in bewilderment.‚Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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#237 Matan Field: DAOstack - An Operating System for Collective Intelligence

May 31, 2018

Description:

As a society, we have organized as tribes, hierarchies, and markets to accomplish the most impressive of achievements. Human cooperation and collective organization are present at nearly every significant milestone in the history of human civilization. As we move towards an increasingly connected and automated society and economy, there will become a need for decentralized infrastructure which enables companies and markets to make fast decisions at scale.

We're joined by Matan Field, CEO of DAOstack, a new platform that aims to become the operating system for collective intelligence. DAOstack is building a toolset to allow decentralized governance and building self-organizing collectives at scale.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Matan's background and journey since founding BackfeedWhat is a DAO and the necessary components to create a functional DAOThe role of DAOs in today's society and over the long-termDAOstack as 'œWordPress for DAOs'The different layers of DAOstack and their respective rolesHolographic Consensus and the governance model of the DAOstack Genesis DAOThe purpose of the GEN token and the idea of circular token economiesDAOstacks recent crowdsale and upcoming project roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:

DAOstack WebsiteDAOstack Introduction VideoDAOstack on MediumAn Explanation of DAOstack in Fairly Simple TermsDecentralized Governance MattersDAOstack White PaperEpicenter Episode 115 with Matan Field on Backfeed

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #367 Full Circle

May 27, 2018

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On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie and Adam sit down with Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra. They discuss his path towards solving the hard problems of remittance in real life, and the stablecoin system you've probably never heard of.

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Content for today's show was provided by Stephanie, Bill and Adam. This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin

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SAFE Crossroads #43, PARSEC - Efficient, Provable Consensus Has Arrived, with Pierre Chevalier

May 25, 2018

Description:

On Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018, MaidSafe released publically the PARSEC consensus protocol. PARSEC stands for Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus. It is being released under very permissive, open-source GPL and MIT licensing for potential use in a wide variety of circumstances by a wide variety of projects quite aside from the SAFE Network.

For the MaidSafe, the release of PARSEC puts the final major research barrier behind it, opening the door for a straightforward path to releasing the SAFE Network. More accurate timelines should now become possible.

Our guest is Pierre Chevalier, a software engineer with MaidSafe, who is one of the authors of the PARSEC protocol whitepaper.

We make an attempt to help listeners who lack a technical background to grasp the meaning and importance of PARSEC, as well as many aspects of the SAFE Network and consensus challenges in related projects. We also try to include enough to appeal to the more technically savvy.

Enjoy.

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Links

PARSEC explainer video

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MaidSafe Dev Update release of PARSEC

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The Tatiana Show - Paige Peterson and JW

May 25, 2018

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Topics include:
-- The importance of encryption
-- ZCash
-- Homeschool with bots

About the Guests:
- Paige has been immersed within the peer-to-peer technology world since 2011. Prior roles with mesh networking and p2p storage startups in addition to organizing the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup has provided Paige with an appreciation for the diverse applications of decentralized networks. She enjoys exploring ways to simplify explanations of complex topics, hosting crypto parties and is a proud participant in the Free State Project. She has a BFA in Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

- JW Weatherman is a software security expert that has been working with Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. He's the author of the Bitcoin Threat Model found at http://btcThreats.com . A successful entrepreneur in the software start-up space, JW is currently the lead contributor of the open-source project Mathbot, a game that teaches kids math and programming by giving a robot a series of graphical commands. It's an intuitive and fun way for kids to learn. Mathbot is free to play, but allows parents to reward kids in bitcoin for mastering a topic. If we succeed, the public schools will stop pretending to teach math.

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The Crypto Show: The Digital Cash Evolution 1100 Am KFNX

May 24, 2018

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This is our debut on 1100 Am KFNX in Phoenix AZ. We have taken the bold move of going on to a major conservative talk network during afternoon drive. Our goal is to talk crypto basics to the masses. We air live on wed. afternoon 4pm to 5pm pst.We would love audience participation so feel free to join in (602-277-KFNX) http://1100kfnx.comA little rough for our 1st episode, it is a new line up and our goal here is to get outside of the echo chamber to reach and create new users of crypto currency. Remember when adoption was everyone's goal?Well this is that!

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#236 Luis Cuende: Aragon - Decentralized Governance and the Fight for Freedom

May 24, 2018

Description:

Aragon Founder Luis Cuende joined us to discuss their work on building tools for decentralized governance. We covered the origins of his deep drive, why this is a crucial fight for humanity and the tools that Aragon has built.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Luis became an advisor to the European Commissionas as a 16-year oldWhy freedom and technology became Luis' prime obsessionThe origin story and vision of AragonThe risk surveillance and authoritarianism pose to humanityWhy decentralized governance is the key to freedomHow to think about inequality and blockchain governanceWhy on-chain governance makes more sense on application than protocol levelAragonOS and its different applicationsThe Aragon Network Token and potential role in a decentralized court systemThe road to decentralizing Aragon organizationally

Links mentioned in this episode:

Aragon NetworkThe Aragon ManifestoDecentralized organizations can solve the world's worst problemsAragon - The fight for freedom VideoDecentralizing Aragon's development '" AragonDecentralizing Aragon's development II: Minimum Viable FoundationDecentralizing Aragon's development III: Onboarding new teams

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #366 Outside Perspectives

May 20, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam speaks with Lamar and Lafe of Hijro about tokenizing invoices and community education with cryptocurrency.

Christian Garcia reports from the south of Venezuela on bitcoin in real life, and real life with hyperinflation.

Adam speaks with Ari from Neural Capital about crypto hedge funds and a "fund of funds" security token.

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Content for today's show was provided by Lamar, Laife, Christian, Ari, and Adam. This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens, General Fuzz, and Matthew Mulroney.

Christian's segment also featured Venezuelan street noise courtesy of Brian L.

Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Tatiana Show - Kevin Innes

May 18, 2018

Description:



Topics include:

-- Upcoming events for Tatiana & Josh, namely Consensus.
-- The implementation of Lightning Network for Vaultoro.
-- Private and competing currencies.
-- The criminal case levied against Kevin Innes.

About the Guests:

- Kevin Innes is a long time activist and trainer for the 100% metals-backed Liberty Dollar, will recount his battle with the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Justice which led to his arrest in 2009 on the charge of counterfeiting. He was held in county jail for 23 months without trial until being releasde in 2011 without any felony convictions. Innes aims to expose some of the corrupt legal tricks the Fed's use to prevent meaningful financial reform. Innes began his career as an educator in 1976 giving seminars on meeting process skills to peace activist groups protesting the war in Vietnam and the military-industrial complex. For 5 years, he toured Europe lecturing on economic and political theory and yoga philosophy. After the birth of his first son he taught music for many years '“ until he encountered the Liberty Dollar. . Starting in Asheville, North Carolina he began giving lectures and forming study groups to raise awareness on the corruption of the banking system and teaching how to fight back. He then travelled throughout the US promoting this 100% metals-backed currency as a member of Liberty Dollar Executive Council and a National trainer for the company until his arrest in 2009.

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The Bitcoin Game #54: The Current State of Cryptocurrency Panel from SODM18

May 16, 2018

Description:

Welcome to episode 54 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Back in 2015, I had been waiting and waiting for a Bitcoin conference to be held here in Los Angeles. I finally gave up and booked a trip to the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference. Of course, shortly after making arrangements to go to Austin, LA's first Bitcoin conference, The State of Digital Money, was announced. 2018 marks the third year I've participated in SODM, this time moderating a diverse panel of guests speaking on the broad topic of The State of Cryptocurrency.

I'll be giving away a Bitcoin Keychain to someone who comments on this show notes page! The winner can opt to receive a Counterparty token, redeemable for a Bitcoin keychain.

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Ryan Singer
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John Mercurio
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Bitfury
http://bitfury.com

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The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

#235 Changpeng Zhao: The Meteoric Rise of Crypto Exchange Binance

May 15, 2018

Description:

The rise of Binance is one of the most astonishing stories in the blockchain space. Within less than a year of its launch, Binance has become the most popular crypto exchange trading over $2bn per day. In the past quarter, Binance made profits of $200m, likely the fastest company ever to reach this success.

Binance Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao ("CZ") joined us to discuss why he started Binance and the extraordinary organization they built. We discussed the role of the Binance token, how their strong commitment to values helped build a loyal community, and how he sees the organization evolve in the future.

Topics discussed in this episode:

CZ's journey in the blockchain space from blockchain.info, to OKCoin to founding BinanceThe astonishing rise of Binance to $200m/quarter profits in

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #365 El Petro and Money That Doesn't Work

May 13, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas, Stephanie, Jonathan and Adam are joined by Alejandro, an outspoken native Venezuelan who has been following El Petro since the beginning. We talk about the supposedly oil backed, supposedly decentralized cryptocurrency... If and how national cryptocurrencies could be done right... And how the bitcoin community who are on the outside looking in can help by donating to a cryptocurrency endowment, keeping up with or supporting local journalism and more.

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Todays episode featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas Antonopoulos, Adam B. Levine and Alejandro

Artwork for todays episode was courtesy of Marco Verch, some rights reserved (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149561324@N03/38812466472/in/photostream/)

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Tatiana Show - Distributed: Markets (Chicago) multiple interviews with the top minds from Zen Protocol, Republic Crypto, Kraken, VeriBlock, Torus Alliance, Leverj Exchange, Bond.One, Vulcanize & Blockdaemon

May 10, 2018

Description:

Topics include:

-- Blockchain technology, coding, scaling, programming, cryptocurrency, financial regulations, investing, trends, analysis, products and services and more!

About the Guests:

- Adam Perlow (min. mark 00:20) is the CEO of Zen Protocol, a finance grad from the IDC, an Israeli army reservist, and an old hand in Bitcoin.

-Ayesha Kiani (min. mark 04:00) is the Managing Director at Republic Crypto; A trusted presale token fundraising platform for all types of investors. She was previously at SingularDTV and is a Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures as well as a Board Member for Ventures for America. She has a Bachelor's in Finance from Stern, a JD from NYU Law School, and previously worked at Skadden.

- Ryan Andersen (min. mark 07:50) is a technology headhunter for Kraken Digital Asset Exchange with a successful track record within financial, banking, high frequency trading, crypto and technology markets.

- Maxwell Sanchez (min. mark 11:22) is Co-Founder and CTO of VeriBlock, a blockchain software development company. He is also the co-inventor of the Proof-of-Proof protocol which enables blockchains to inherit Bitcoin's computational security in a fully decentralized, transparent, trustless, and permissionless manner.

- Liz Wald (min. mark 17:00) is currently with the TORUS Alliance and has spent 20+ years building global marketplaces, with a career spanning the early days of AOL and Etsy, to the recent explosion of crowdfunding, to using innovative technologies and approaches to disrupt existing supply chains. Liz works with and/or advise a range of start-ups on strategy, fundraising and general operations.

- Bharath Rao (min. mark 20:50) the CEO and founder of Leverj Exchange among other projects.

- Russell Feldman (min mark 25:08) is the Chief Business Officer for Bond.One, a blockchain-based bond underwriting, distribution, and trading platform that will revolutionize the fixed income industry.

- Rick Dudley (min mark 30:00) is a software specialist for Vulcanize, has over 16 years of experience as a software developer and IT consultant. He specializes in decentralized peer to peer cryptosystems and smart contracts. He has built systems that have remained in production without maintenance for decades.

- Konstantin Richter (min. mark 40:00), CEO/Co-Founder of Blockdaemon with expertise in blockchain, genomics, rich-media and IoT.


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#234 Charles Hoskinson: Cardano - A Third Generation Smart Contract Blockchain

May 8, 2018

Description:

We are joined by Charles Hoskinson, who played an early role in developing Ethereum and BitShares, and is currently the CEO of IOHK. IOHK is an engineering company that undertakes cryptocurrency research, contributes development efforts to the Ethereum Classic ecosystem, and is spearheading the release of Cardano - a third generation blockchain protocol. IOHK has made the news recently after the publication of fundamental research papers on the Proofs of Proof of Work and the Ouroboros PoS algorithm, and its recruitment of highly rated academics.

Topics discussed in this episode:

IOHK's role in the Ethereum Classic ecosystem, and how Ethereum Classic differs from CardanoCardano as a ""third generation blockchain"" and what this meansGovernance system of Cardano and the challenges behind developing a decentralized governance systemOuroboros PoS algorithm - why was it developed and what's special about itOuroboros Genesis: how full nodes can be bootstrapped without requiring checkpointsCardano's bet on K framework for smart contract execution

Links mentioned in this episode:

IOHK analysis of the Dash governance systemOuroboros Genesis intro by Prof Aggelos KiayiasOuroboros technical paperOuroboros Praos technical paperAlgorandProofs of Proof of WorkK Framework formal analysis technical paperK framework website

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#233 Humayun Sheikh & Toby Simpson: Fetch.ai - an intelligent learning blockchain network

May 2, 2018

Description:

We are joined by Humayun Sheikh and Toby Simpson, founders of the Fetch.ai project. Humayun Sheikh is well known as the first investor in DeepMind, one of the leading AI companies in the world. This ambitious project seeks to create a self-learning blockchain network that fosters economic activity/combinations between off-chain AI agents. The fetch blockchain network will allow an AI agent, such as a delivery robot, to autonomously discover economic partners that would find its services and data valuable. Towards this goal, Fetch.ai claims to have found solutions to designing a useful proof of work system and building a scalable block chain.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Humayun and Toby's background at Deep MindToby's background in the videogames industry building virtual worldsThe vision behind the Fetch.ai projectOn solutions to useful PoW, salability and the complexity of the projectTimelines and what to expect from Fetch

Links mentioned in this episode:

Fetch.ai white paperFetch.ai videoDocumentary from DeepMind on AlphaGoMike Hearn autonomous agents and Bitcoin talk

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Tatiana Show - Maxwell Sanchez & Michael Vogel

May 1, 2018

Description:




Topics include:
-- Promoting widespread adoption of crypto currency by providing access.
-- Navigating regulations in different countries when it comes to cryptocurrencies.
-- The value of proof-of-work in blockchain tech.
-- Overcoming censorship efforts utilizing blockchain.

About the Guests:
- Michael Vogel is the founder of Netcoins and creator of the Virtual Bitcoin ATM (TM). Netcoins' software turns any device into a Bitcoin ATM, and provides over 7000 retailers a free and convenient way to sell cryptocurrency without a physical ATM machine. In March 2018, Netcoins became the first Bitcoin Exchange / ATM company to be publicly listed ($NETC on the Canadian Stock Exchange). Netcoins has also enabled a new category of of peer-to-peer users; mobile agents / resellers that can use the Virtual ATM to sell Bitcoin within their networks without needing to hold any Bitcoin inventory (or be exposed to price fluctuation). The company is able to cater to institutional / investor buyers through its Private Brokerage division. Michael's background is in engineering and he has been involved in many product launches at various tech companies prior to founding Netcoins in 2014. The Netcoins team is based in Vancouver, Canada.

- Maxwell Sanchez is Co-Founder and CTO of VeriBlock, a blockchain software development company. He is also the co-inventor of the Proof-of-Proof protocol which enables blockchains to inherit Bitcoin's computational security in a fully decentralized, transparent, trustless, and permissionless manner. Passionate about decentralized and trustless technologies since 2011, Maxwell has built remote miner management software, OpenCL/CUDA GPU miners, cloud services, cryptocurrencies, and more for the blockchain ecosystem. He is a lead developer of the three-year-old Curecoin project which rewards users for contributing idle computing resources to biomedical research, developed the first public blockchain testnet to use post-quantum cryptography, and actively works on alternative blockchain security and scalability solutions leveraging level-2 technologies.

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Bitcoins and Gravy EP 102: Cryptocurrency Basics with Michael Lentz

Apr 30, 2018

Description:

Technology and Choice #33, The Meritocracy Chronicle (Log 1, Entry 1)

Apr 30, 2018

Description:

The Meritocracy Chronicle will be a regularly recurring segment, dedicated to discussing and documenting the evolution of the game SFEOS and the principles of crowd founding. See links below for more details on both SFEOS and Crowd Founding.

The term meritocracy can have a variety of connotations and meaning, depending upon users and context. Here it is used only to indicate that the levers of control and influence within a group or activity are best and most justly yielded by those with "skin in the game," i.e., those who have invested time, energy, heart and effort to the creation and sustenance of the activity.

The advent of cryptocurrencies, crypto tokens, smart contracts, and other such tools offer a lot of possibilities that are worth exploring in terms of creation and maintenance of social activities, groups and economies. Building SFEOS is a project to implement and evolve those tools in an environment that is interesting, engaging and desirable, but where catastrophic events have less catastrophic real-world consequences. In other words, we want SFEOS to be a big, beautiful, inviting sandbox which will, hopefully, grow to be a potentially lucrative economic and social reality.

Having fun, sharing experience and learning are the keynotes.

The Meirtocracy Chronicle is your touchstone on how and where it's all going.

Enjoy!

Music

Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.

Links

SFEOS.io

TC #31, SFEOS -- Game World, Real World, Life, with Chadrick Mahaffey

TC #6, Chadrick Mahaffee on Crowd Founding Principles

SFEOS Steemit channel

"Agile is Dead" talk on YouTube

Chadrick's contact email -- sfeos@legacygameworks.com

Join the discussion on Discord -- "@SFEOS"

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #364 The Internet Of Money Five Years Later, Live & Uncut!

Apr 29, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine to celebrate five years of Let's Talk Bitcoin! with a wide-ranging, in-person and uncut episode recorded live at the Music Box Theater in Chicago, IL along with 700 of our closest friends. This episode is not to be missed.#

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #354 was made possible by Pamela Morgan, MK Lords, Conrad, Paul, Jessica, Erica, along with all the other volunteers... This production was supported by Andreas.events, Blockchain.wtf, Bitcoin Open Blockchain Meetup Group, EasyDNS.com, ProofOfShirts.com and Tokenly.com.

This episode was recorded live at the Music Box Theater in Chicago IL, and featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine, along with all the member of the audience who asked questions.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and was a hell of a time. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

See you next time

SAFE Crossroads #42, SAFE Dev Con 2018 Highlights, with Dug Campbell

Apr 27, 2018

Description:

April 23rd brought core and app developers for the SAFE Network from all over the world to Ayr, Scotland for SAFE Dev Con 2018.

In this episode we hit the highpoints with Dug Campbell, head of Marketing and Outreach with MaidSafe.

The full video of the event is linked below, and the different speakers should soon be available as individual videos on MaidSafe's YouTube channel soon, if not be time of this podcast going live. (See channel link below.)

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

New -- SAFE Network DevHub

MaidSafe Licensing Announcement

Forum post "Supercharging the SAFE Network with Project Solid"

MaidSafe YouTube channel

New Safecoin video

Medium article on SAFE DevCon 2018

SAFE Developer Forum

SAFE Network Wiki

SAFEnetwork.org

MaidSafe

SAFE Crossroads subscription links

#232 Karl Floersch: Plasma Cash and the Ethereum Roadmap

Apr 24, 2018

Description:

Ethereum Foundation researcher Karl Floersch joined us to discuss the main projects to upgrade Ethereum: Casper, Sharding and Plasma. Karl has been playing a key role in creating a new and simpler specification for Ethereum sidechains called Plasma Cash. We discussed the evolution of the Plasma project and what Ethereum's evolution in the coming years could look like.

Topics discussed in this episode:

How Karl originally became involved in EthereumThe role of Casper, Sharding and Plasma in the Ethereum roadmapThe problems with the original Plasma conceptHow Plasma Cash provides a simple scalability solutionThe challenge of data availabilityUse cases and timeline for Plasma

Links mentioned in this episode:

Plasma Cash Simple SpecEthereum Plasma MVP OverviewPlasma Cash Discussion on Ethereum ResearchCryptoeconomics: An IntroductionPlasma & The Public Ethereum Chain - Joseph Poon (Ethereal Summit 2017)Plasma - Original Whitepaper

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The Crypto Show: El Petro Coin, Emilio Martinez Venezuelan Perspective Of Crypto & Neil Haran On FairCoin

Apr 19, 2018

Description:

Tonight we talked with Emilio Martinez of MonkeyCoin the Venezuelan Bitcoin Exchange. Emilio shares with his perspective of the real situation in Venezuela and how crypto currency in his words are "Freedom!"In the second hour we talked with Neil Haran an evangelist for FairCoin which he describes as a cooperative coin created by activist to be used for good. Neil goes on to explain how FairCoin works and what he feels are advantages by the community centered around it.

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The Tatiana Show - Lyn Ulbricht & Kevin McKernan

Apr 19, 2018

Description:


Topics include:
-- Update on Ross Ulbricht appeal status.
-- The War on Drugs and its impact on due process.
-- Medicinal research and potential uses of cannabis.

About the Guests:
- Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February. Deeply involved with her son's defense, Lyn has worked to bring awareness to the case through http://www.freeross.org/, media interviews, public appearances and other efforts. Since Ross was arrested, she has witnessed how the government prosecutes citizens; suppresses evidence; and violates the Constitution. She believes it is a story that needs to be told.

- Kevin McKernan is the CSO & Founder of Medicinal Genomics, a company that designs Cannabis Safety testing equipment and reagent such as qPCR technologies for microbiological testing and DNA purification tools specific to cannabis.

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The Crypto Show: Sebastian Checa Of ISBIT Exchange

Apr 18, 2018

Description:

Tonight we talk with Sebastian Checa of the Mexico Bitcoin exchange ISBIT.co about his exchange remittance and the upcoming legislation in Mexico regarding crypto currencies called the "White List" and what that actually means for the future of crypto in Mexico.

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#231 Ajay Prakash & Gavin Brennen: Qubit Protocol - Quantum Computing & The Coming Threat to Crypto

Apr 17, 2018

Description:

With the advent of mature quantum technologies, many of the critical cryptographic protocols which secure the Internet, financial transactions and even military secrets may become susceptible to new attack vectors. For instance, while it may take a computer millions of years to decipher a public key's corresponding private key, a sufficiently powerful quantum computer might achieve this in a reasonable amount of time. With this reality looming over us, many in the blockchain space worry that someone with access to a quantum computer might one day have the ability to steal their hard-earned crypto.

We're joined by Ajay Prakash and Gavin Brennen, founders of the Qubit Protocol, a decentralized blockchain-enabled governance protocol that is meant to select and fund the best startups in the quantum world. As a co-author of the recent paper 'œQuantum attacks on Bitcoin, and how to protect against them,' Gavin walks us through the primary threats that quantum computing poses on Bitcoin. Among the major vulnerabilities are hashing functions and Elliptic Curve algorithms used for digital signatures, both fundamental components of Bitcoin, as well as many other blockchain protocols.

Topics discussed in this episode:

What are quantum technologies and how they differ from the existing paradigmThe areas and industries which are to benefit most from quantum computingA refresher on hashing algorithms as one-way functionsWhat a quantum attack on Bitcoin mining might look likeHow Elliptic Curve digital signature algorithms work and how public and private keys are generatedThe three types of attacks a quantum computer could perform digital signaturesThe expected timelines for these attacks to be viableThe potential countermeasures which could circumvent quantum attacks on BitcoinThe Qubit Protocol as a DAO to fund quantum technology startups and the challenges of investing in the quantum spaceThe project's roadmap and upcoming ICO

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #363 - Three Hitlers!

Apr 15, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode...

Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine sit down for their last recording before they're all on-stage together in Chicago. ‚

This week, topics include: ‚

MtGox Back From the Dead?

Joking, but not Joking with Vitalik

India's Latest Ban and what it could mean

This episode was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and featured content by Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine. ‚

This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin and Adam B. Levine, it also featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. ‚

Write to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com with questions or comments

The Crypto Show: Bryson C Hill CEO Of Daplie.com 20 TB Storage With Integrated Dapps Store

Apr 13, 2018

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Tonight we talk with Bryson C Hill about the Daplie. The Daplie has a 20 TB physical cloud storage that you have control over with an integrated Dapps Store as well as bitcoin wallet capabilities.http://Daplie.com

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Technology and Choice #32, A Case for EOS, with Chadrick Mahaffey

Apr 13, 2018

Description:

As promised in the last episode, Chadrick Mahaffey shares his presentation about EOS, the history behind it, the value proposition and why he is bullish on its mass adoption.

This is far from an exhaustive and authoritative treatise. It maybe even leaves one with more questions than answers. But it is a good foothold about the EOS platform as it is developing, and why an enterprise developer such as Chadrick could be excited about the possibilities of what should be enabled by it.

If you haven't listened to episode #31, about SFEOS, don't miss it. It highlights some of the uses to which Chadrick and others are looking to put EOS to work doing.

Music

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TC #31, SFEOS -- Game World, Real World, Life, with Chadrick Mahaffey

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The Tatiana Show - George Burke, Chandra Duggirala & Sunny Ray

Apr 12, 2018

Description:


Topics include:
-- Insurance through peer-to-peer and blockchain technology.
-- Empowering the individual through free-market solutions.
-- Bitcoin and the challenges of navigating regulations foreign and domestic.

About the Guests:
Chandra Duggirala and George Burke and the founders of Tides, a distributed network of peer-to-peer insurance, which puts the power of health back into your hands. With Tides network, all the functions of an insurance company are decentralized.

Sunny is a cryptocurrency long-time activist and entrepreneur who has dabbled in multiple industries with different successful start-up companies. Founder of UnoCoin and host to conferences such as Blockchain Economic Event.

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#230 Loong Wang & Taiyang Zhang: Republic Protocol - A Decentralized & Trustless Crypto Dark Pool

Apr 11, 2018

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Dark pools have existed for as long as there have been financial markets. Over-the-counter, or OTC markets, are sometimes also referred to as 'upstairs trading,' evoking the era when firms and high-net-worth individuals would meet in the upper quarters of financial markets to make large trades privately. A dark pool is a private forum where one has access to high volumes of liquidity outside the boundaries of public markets. Orders and trades represented in dark pools typically remain confidential outside the purview of the general markets, thus preventing undesirable market impact.

We're joined by Taiyang Zhang and Loong Wang, who are respectively CEO and CTO of Republic Protocol. Republic operates as a decentralized dark pool for cryptocurrency trading pairs such as Ether, ERC20 tokens, and Bitcoin. Buy and sell orders remain confidential in a hidden order book until matched without any of the parties having access to the underlying details. Trades are settled using cross-chain atomic swaps without the intervention of a trusted third party.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Taiyang and Loong's respective backgroundsDark pools, their role in traditional financial markets, and their economic impactDark pools in crypto marketsThe Republic Protocol and the problems it aims to addressThe different components and participants of the Republic ProtocolThe Shamir Secret Sharing Scheme and its role in protecting orders from being divulged to the publicThe role of nodes in Republic Protocol's DHT networkThe purpose of the REN token as an incentive mechanism protecting against malicious actorsRepublic Protocol's use of atomic swaps for decentralized settlementThe project's recent ICO and release roadmap

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The Tatiana Show - Travis Dean

Apr 9, 2018

Description:


The Tatiana Show - Travis Dean

Topics include:
-- Blockchain ledger, artwork embedded tokens and its applicability.
-- Scalability, flexibility, competition, forks and cryptocurrency.
-- Property Rights claims via tokens and cryptocurrency

About the Guests:
Travis is the organizer for the San Francisco Bitcoin meetup group, which has been running since 2011 and has around 7,000 members. The SF Bitcoin Meetup group has been involved with the crypto art space for years, helping with the Bitcoin Art Fair, hosting the events Proof of Art and Bitcoin in Gaming, and featuring blockchain musicians and djs at our annual holiday party. Travis' main passion is working with artists via the Curio project, which is currently experimenting with creating community driven rare digital artwork on ethereum.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #362 Not What You'd Think

Apr 8, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Stephanie, Jonathan and Adam discuss stories recently in the news where the headlines don't exactly capture the significance of the underlying events.

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today's discussion featured Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Third Web #5 - Brian Behlendorf

Apr 6, 2018

Description:

On this episode of The Third Web, we hear from Brian Behlendorf, the head of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, and leading figure in the open-source software movement.

Brian began developing open-source code during the mid-1990's and was also the lead developer of Apache Web Server '" one of the worlds most used pieces of software.

Today, in the midst of a blockchain boom, Brian's focus is still on free software development. I spoke with Brian in October. We were both in Cancun for Def Con 3.www.hyperledger.org/

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The Tatiana Show - Cindy Chin, Mary Ruwart & Brittany Hunter

Apr 5, 2018

Description:




Topics include:
-- Blockchain and the advantages it provides to entrepreneurs.
-- Over-regulation in the pharmaceutical and medicinal industries.
-- How blockchain, the message of liberty and feminism all come together.

About the Guests:
Cindy Chin, CEO CLC Advisors. LLC. CLC Advisors, LLC is a firm of trusted advisors and management consultants focusing on development and execution strategies to build and incubate value-based business ventures and innovation. We work with global businesses, government institutions and organizations in both the private, public, and social sectors. Whether it is thorough analysis, streamlining, or restructuring for our clients' needs, we are dedicated to finding solutions for business models to expand into the growing arenas of impact investing, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and philanthropy venture capital.

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, author of her new book "Death by Regulation, is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.

Brittany Hunter is an Associate Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. Brittany studied political science at Utah Valley University with a minor in Constitutional studies. Feeling as though there was something missing from her college education, Brittany stumbled into the world of free market economics online, and has taken a vested interest in the subject. Pursuing economics as a hobby, Brittany often takes a millennial approach to her writing, hoping to show her peers how much they rely on free market marvels, like the sharing economy, in their daily lives.

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#229 Ryan John King: FOAM - A Geospatial Proof of Location Protocol for Blockchains and Dapps

Apr 4, 2018

Description:

In just over ten years, geospatial tracking has gone from being a niche technology used by the military and outdoor enthusiasts to mass adoption, available to just about every connected device in existence. GPS and other location-tracking systems not only allows us to find our way and share our location but is critical to businesses and governments. However, while GPS has become a standard thanks to its accuracy and availability, decentralized applications can't rely on its location data as it can be easily spoofed and lacks reliability.

We're joined by Ryan John King, CEO of FOAM, a blockchain protocol which aims to offer secure location services independent of external centralized sources such as GPS. FOAM introduces a novel crypto-spacial coordinate system that is better suited to blockchains than standard addresses or latitude and longitude coordinates. It also provides a Proof of Location Protocol, which leverages long-range low-power radio networks, and incentive mechanisms, allowing network participants to arrive at consensus on whether an event or agent is verifiably at a particular point in time and space.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Ryan's background and how he became involved in the spaceHow geospatial tracking works and the pitfalls of GPSThe vision for FOAM and the problem it is trying to solveThe proposed Crypto-Spatial Coordinate StandardFOAM's Spacial Index fullstack visualizerThe Proof of Location Protocol proposed by FOAMLow-power radio networks and their role in the systemThe civil and business applications for FOAM

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The Tatiana Show - George Howard

Apr 3, 2018

Description:

Topics include:

-- Music, blockchain and how they mix

--The modern music scene with tech changes

About the Guest:

-George Howard is the founder of GH Strategic; a boutique advising firm focused on defining and articulating clients' authentic Purpose. Additionally, he is the Co-Founder of Music Audience Exchange and Chief Innovation Officer of Riptide Music Group. Prior to this he was the President of Rykodisc (the world's largest independent record label), manager of Carly Simon, and original co-founder of TuneCore (the world's largest independent music distributor). Via his consulting firm, Mr. Howard advises a wide-range of clients on how to integrate technology (including Blockchain) with strategy in order to increase awareness and revenue. A partial list of clients includes: Intel, National Public Radio, CVS/pharmacy, Easter Seals, Alticor/Amway, Ora, Inc., Townsend Energy, Comstar, Monegraph, Composer Mark Isham, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Wolfgang's Vault, Brown University, Paste Magazine, The Estate of the Platters, Rednote, and Daytrotter. Mr. Howard is an Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, copyright law, and leadership. He is the 2014 recipient of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. Mr. Howard is a columnist for Forbes - for which he has authored numerous pieces on Blockchain technology - and a frequent contributor to the New York Times and numerous other publications. His most recent book is "Everything In Its Right Place: How Blockchain Technology Will Lead To A More Transparent Music Industry" Mr. Howard holds an MA, MBA, and JD.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #361 The Wyoming Way

Apr 1, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode...

Adam, Andreas and Jonathan are joined by Caitlin Long, former president of Symbiont and founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Initiative, on their recent legislative victories and what this could mean.

You can get involved with this change-making organization at https://t.me/wyomingblockchain or by visiting http://wyomingblockchain.io/

The Crypto Show: Water Abundance XPRIZE Finalist James McCanney

Mar 30, 2018

Description:

.Tonight we have John Ferguson of the Technology & Choice podcast co-hosting with Chris. Our guest is Professor James McCanney. The breaking news is the Mr. McCanney is one of five finalists out of a field of 96 international competitors for the‚ Water Abundance XPRIZE.‚The purpose of the prize is to develop the technology to be able to provide fresh water, extracted from the air, with a self-contained, sustainable power source. Roughly half of the world's population does not have access to sufficient fresh water. The prize is designed to develop the tech to remedy this.‚Extracting water from the air is not a new idea but it can take a lot of power.‚ At the heart of why Professor McCanney is sure he can win the prize is Wing Generator technology, which has implications far, far beyond just water production.‚There's a lot of exciting stuff here. Don't miss it.‚LINKS‚Professor McCanney's Wing Generator Campaign -- http://jmccwing.comProfessor McCanney's Science website -- http://jmccsci.comXPRIZE Water Abundance Prize site -- https://water.xprize.org/‚‚ Technology & Choice interview with Professor McCanney --https://technologyandchoice.com/2018/03/episode-30-decentralizing-energy-for-real-with-jim-mccanney/‚Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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#228 Corey Todaro & John Bass: Hashed Health - Rebooting The Healthcare Industry

Mar 29, 2018

Description:

The healthcare industry is paradoxical. On the one hand, treatment technologies represent some of the most advanced science known to humankind, while some administrative tasks are still performed using paper and fax machine. Studies have shown that the administrative costs of healthcare can represent up to one-third of the total cost of care. Also, as diagnosis, treatment, and care, becomes increasingly data-driven and patient-specific, the industry needs to adopt more secure and robust technologies to manage patient data and communications between the patient and the different participants in the healthcare supply chain.

We are joined by John Bass and Corey Todaro, who are respectively CEO and CPO of Hashed Health, an innovation firm focused on accelerating the meaningful development of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for the industry. Hashed Health works to build solutions which leverage blockchain to solve some of the most important challenges facing this sector.

Topics discussed in this episode:

John and Corey's respective backgrounds in the building technology for the healthcare sectorNashville as a hub for the US healthcare industryWhat is Hashed Health and what problems the company is trying to solveThe particular issues facing the US and global healthcare sectorsHow healthcare in the US differs from that of European countriesThe different entities of Hashed Health: Hashed Collective, Hashed Labs, and Hashed EnterpriseHashed Enterprise and the products they are building for the industry

Links mentioned in this episode:

Hashed Health WebsiteHashed Health BlogHashed Health Podcast

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The Crypto Show: Ken Anderson On HashGraphs Live At UT Dallas

Mar 29, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we broadcast live from a meeting of the UT-Dallas Cryptocurrency Club, among whom were also some members of Dash and Bitcoin meetups. In the first hour we talk with Ken Anderson, Lead Developer Advocate for Swirlds, whose hashgraph technology could revolutionize, rival, and replace blockchain technology. We discuss the many features and advantages of hashgraphs over blockchain, and how they work. Toward the end, we discuss Ken's other project, Mingo, what it is, and all about its token offering.

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The Bitcoin Game #53: Advanced Crypto Taxes with Zac McClure

Mar 24, 2018

Description:

Hello, welcome to episode 53 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In this episode I speak to Zac McClure of TokenTax, in what I feel is one of the most in-depth cryptocurrency tax discussions I've ever heard on a podcast. We discuss everything from like-kind cryptocurrency exchanges to the idea of selecting specific cost-basis cryptocurrency when giving a gift. We also cover some of the features of TokenTax, a new service to help people manage cryptocurrency taxes.

If you decide to give TokenTax.us a try, use the discount code BTCGAME for 10% off!

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Technology and Choice #31, SFEOS - Game World, Real World, Life, with Chadrick Mahaffey

Mar 23, 2018

Description:

Chadrick Mahaffey and I introduce you to SFEOS, a project that he originated and is shepherding, that I and others are helping along.

SFEOS is a lot of things at once:

It's a game that is fun, that engages players in adventure and economics and social organization in the game universe.

It's a project that is developed, advanced and governed solely by players with real skin in the game, those who contribute value.

It's a distributed autonomous organization/community with an economic system that acts both in the game and outside the game to incentivize and reward all participants.

It's a tool to painlessly drive adoption of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets and integrate them into day-to-day experience.

It's a learning tool and testing ground in the realms of crypto asset, social and political organization, economics, etc.

It's all these and more.

Mostly it's designed to be FUN!

Want to play?

Listen in and see what's afoot.

Music

Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.

Links

SFEOS main site

SFEOS Steemit channel

SFEOS email -- sfeos@legacygameworks.com

TC #6 Chadrick Mahaffey on Crowd Founding Fundamentals

TC #25 - Exploring value and Exchange with Adam B. Levine

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#227 Peter Van Valkenburgh: Where US Cryptocurrency Regulation is Heading

Mar 21, 2018

Description:

Over the past year, as cryptocurrencies and ICOs started to go mainstream, we have seen a huge surge in regulatory activities. In the US, many different regulatory bodies including SEC, CFTC and FinCEN stepped forward to regulate crypto projects in different ways. Seemingly contradictory statements have added to confusion and fear of a broad crackdown looming.

We were joined by CoinCenter Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh to shed clarity on recent developments and understand where things are heading.

Topics discussed in this episode:

The recent congressional hearings about cryptocurrencies and ICOsHow the US regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies evolved in the last yearWhether overly broad and contradictory regulation is emerging in the USUnderstanding the difference between CFTC and SECWhy CFTC regulating existing cryptocurrencies and SEC ICOs would be a good outcomeWhy decentralized exchanges will be a likely target by SECThe recent letter by FinCEN about ICOs and money transmissionComparing US to European regulation and why the US could end up more friendly

Links mentioned in this episode:

Coin Center WebsiteThe Bank Secrecy Act, Cryptocurrencies, and New Tokens: What is Known andWhat Remains AmbiguousFinCEN raises major licensing problem for ICOs in new letter to Congress.Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency AuthoritySEC.gov | Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin OfferingsGibraltar Plans to Regulate ICO Tokens as Commercial ProductsE182: Peter Van Valkenburgh - Towards Sound Bitcoin PolicyDonate to Coin Center

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The Crypto Show Atomic Komodo-ness Audo Grewal, Kadan And Juan Of The Komodo Team

Mar 20, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we talk to Juan Galt and Audo, Grewal, and Kadan from the team behind Komodo, the wallet, decentralized exchange, ICO platform, and more.

We discuss what Komodo is all about, the benefits of a decentralized exchange, atomic swaps, the BlocNation ICO that they are supporting, and toward the end we briefly touch upon the Komodo elections that are soon to take place.Very informative conversation with a lot of detail about how atomic swaps work for those unfamiliar them.

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The Tatiana Show - Erik Mendelson, Lyn Ulbricht & Paul Puey

Mar 20, 2018

Description:


Topics include:
-- The importance of privacy and encryption in cryptowallets.
-- 4th amendment concerns and repercussions of Ross Ulbircht's case and updates on appeal.
-- Blockchain technology integration with musical artists and their content.

About the Guests:
- Paul Puey is the CEO, Co-Founder of Edge, a blockchain-inspired, decentralized, open-source, zero-knowledge, global information security solution platform.
- Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February. Deeply involved with her son's defense, Lyn has worked to bring awareness to the case through http://www.freeross.org/, media interviews, public appearances and other efforts. Since Ross was arrested, she has witnessed how the government prosecutes citizens; suppresses evidence; and violates the Constitution. She believes it is a story that needs to be told.
- Erik is currently the CEO of RecordGram, the most recent winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Cup and featured company on Apple Music's original series "Planet of the Apps".

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #360 -Bitcoin Cash in Real Life

Mar 18, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas, Stephanie, Jonathan and Adam are joined by [Chris Pacia](https://twitter.com/ChrisPacia, an engineer working on OpenBazaar and a developer who regularly works with Bitcoin Cash.

And stay tuned for a special announcement within this episode on the upcoming 5 year anniversary of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! podcast.

Bonus:Collaborate with Andreas on Mastering Ethereum and(github.com/ethereumbook/ethereumbook)

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today's discussion featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Chris Pacia, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

#226 Bob Summerwill: Sweetbridge - Rewriting the Operating System for the World Economy

Mar 18, 2018

Description:

According to the World Bank, universal financial access is vital to reducing poverty, and lack of access to credit plays a significant role in widening inequalities between developed and developing nations.For producers at the end of the supply chain, and who typically have little access to capital, waiting for customers to pay for their products puts them at high financial risk and threatens their livelihood. What if there was a way to bring more liquidity to global supply chains, by allowing anyone to create liquidity from their existing assets.

We're joined by Bob Summerwill, Community Ambassador at Sweetbridge, an ambitious project that aims to change the way global business operates at a fundamental level. While supply chains account for about two-thirds of the World's GDP, value is trapped in non-liquid assets sitting in warehouses, on store shelves, or in the form of outstanding invoices. Sweetbridge acts as a sort of OSI model for global business. In the Sweetbridge economy, working capital is freed up by enabling individuals and organizations to borrow from themselves interest-free.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Bob's background as a game developerHow Bob got involved with Ethereum and his role at The Ethereum FoundationWhat is the Sweetbridge and how it aims to transform global businessHow one can use Sweetbirdge to collateralize assets and borrow moneyThe different protocol layers of SweetbridgeHow Bridgecoin and Sweetcoin work, and their respective rolesThe role and goals of the Sweetbridge AllianceThe upcoming token saleThe project roadmap and upcoming product releases

Links mentioned in this episode:

SweetbridgeSweetbridge WhitepapersSweetTalk with Vinay Gupta & Scott Nelson

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The Crypto Show Reuben Yap Of ZCoin

Mar 16, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Reuben Yap of ZCoin joins us to discuss the advantages that ZCoin has over other zero-knowledge proof cryptocurrencies, not to mention just other currencies. We also touch upon the generous contributions that ZCoin continues to make to freeross.org.In the second hour we talk to Mike Nimitz, an American expat in Acapulco, about his life there and about the lives of other Americans who have moved down there since the first Anarchapulco. We talk about the conference itself as well, among other things.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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The Crypto Show

Mar 12, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Rod from Dash Brazil and Brian Deery, Chief Scientist at Factom, join us in studio while we talk to Andrew Poelstra, Pieter Wuille and Benedikt Buenz through Internet magic boxes.

We discuss zero-knowledge proofs in all their varieties, details, and implementations. We discuss the differences between snarks, starks, and bullet proofs, their various advantages and trade-offs, and what problems each is most suitable for solving. Toward the end Benedict shares some quick info on the cryptographic material on which they are working at Stanford and gives credit to those whose work became the foundation for their "bulletproofs" work.

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #359 All Satoshis are Fake Satoshis

Mar 12, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Andreas, Stephanie and Adam discuss appeals to authority in a blockchain world.

Examining Ethereum's Paradox of Choice(or, Why You Shouldn't Be An Elder)

You always wanted to buy Satoshi's book, right?(or, All Satoshis are Fake Satoshis)

Bonus:Collaborate with Andreas on Mastering Ethereum

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today's discussion featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Crypto Show Jeffrey Tucker & Simon Dixon

Mar 11, 2018

Description:

Jeffrey and Simon join our little podcast cubby hole at Anarchapulco 2018 to talk about their current projects. Jeffrey discusses his Bitcoin Embassy in Atlanta and Simon discusses Bank To The Future as well as all of latest in the crypto space good and bad.

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The Crypto Show: John Stossel

Mar 9, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," our guest in the first hour is long-time broadcaster John Stossel. We discuss his interest in Bitcoin, his initial career as a consumer reporter and then his subsequent career reporting on government waste and corruption, his experience as a libertarian in a very Leftist-Statist media environment, and his current project, Stossel TV. In the second half, Danny and I shoot the breeze about this and that, I rant about the political Left and their failings, and we talk some about gun control.

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#225 Anson Zeall: Blockchain in Singapore and South East Asia

Mar 9, 2018

Description:

We were joined by Anson Zeall, who is one of the leaders of Singapore's blockchain and FinTech community. We discussed how the Singapore ecosystem evolved, why it became a popular place to locate cryptocurrency project, its current regulatory framework. We also dove into some of the projects he is currently involved in including one involving tokenizing cows!

Topics discussed in this episode:

The evoluation of the Singapore blockchain ecosystem and role played by ACCESSThe favorable mechanics of Singapore's regulatory regimeSingapore's experiment to tokenize the Singapore Dollar on EthereumHow Anson's startup CoinPip uses Bitcoin as a payment rail in South East AsiaSentinel Chain and its efforts to provide financial access to the unbankedThe upcoming Singapore blockchain conference De/Centralize

Links mentioned in this episode:

ACCESS: Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, SingaporeCoinPipSentinel ChainInfoCorp - Rebuilding Inclusive FintechSingaporean Dollar Tokenized Through Ethereum's Blockchain by the Monetary Authority of SingaporeSingapore Becomes Favored ICO Destination for BlockchainCow Token White PaperDe/Centralize 2018

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Bitcoins and Gravy Ep #101: Bitcoin The Board Game!

Mar 7, 2018

Description:

On today's show I introduce the world to the very first crypto board game '" that's right The Bitcoin Board Game is here! Well almost anyway. Joining me in the Tree House Studio in this episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is Skooter, the lead developer of The Bitcoin Board Game and joining Skooter is Sam, a local tech guy who has all but mastered this new game. Join us as we learn together about the continuing development of The Bitcoin Board Game. And stick around for some live action in the 2nd half of the show as Skooter, Sam and yours truly roll the dice and play The Bitcoin Board Game live, in real time for the world to hear.

CREDITS & VALUABLE LINKS:

For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dave@BTCMedia.org

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Ode To Satoshi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEQ2nPSL5-0

Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
Copyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne
Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don "The Don" Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah "Lij" Shaw

TRANSCRIPTIONS:

Great news listeners! Our transcription page is now live on the website thanks to the continuing hard work of one of our loyal listeners who is also a consultant to the show.
These Professional transcriptions are provided each week by one of our fans who can be found at:
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Thanks Y'all!

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin' man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.‚

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I hope you enjoy listening to my guests as much as I enjoy talking with them!

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The Crypto Show HighNoon Roger Ver, Juan Galt, Jonathan Mohan And Jason King

Mar 6, 2018

Description:

The Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash debate rages on as Roger Ver, Juan Galt, Jonathan Mohan and Jason King give their 2 cents on this digital shootout. Some great insight on all of the many sides of this issue including a real time display of censorship by r/bitcoin where as our live link was deleted whithin 10 seconds of posting. That's faster than most transaction times by any coin......the clear winner of this debate is every other Altcoin out there.https://youtu.be/PqFyhxMwpRU

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Technology & Choice #30, Decentralizing Energy for Real (Plus a BIG Crypto Easter Egg)

Mar 6, 2018

Description:

NOTE: There is an explosive Easter Egg of revelation in the body of this episode regarding cryptography. It is likely you haven't heard about it before, so keep hands on your bonnet.

"Alternative Energy" as we've known it has been a disaster for the most part. Everybody wants to "be green," do it right, be efficient, be really smart, but billions in government subsidies have mainly resulted in no progress except to line a lot of pockets and increase central control.

Professor Jim McCanney is an almost unicorn-level oddity amongst scientists: a truly independent scientist who has funded his own research and never signed non-disclosure agreements or other intellectual chains to any government, corporation or other institution. He's gone his own way and applied his genius where he thought it was needed.

Scientists and their institutions either love him or hate him. He's made many discoveries that contradict "main stream" scientists. You'll have to judge for yourself whether he connects with truth or not. Just remember to use objective rather than authoritarian standards in your analysis.

Prof. McCanney's Wing Generator and Water Project is a monumental effort to break the chains of centralized control of power and water, and give choice back to individuals and smaller groups. Real science and independent action are the road. Government subsidies? Not so much.

How about cheap, plentiful power that is available almost anywhere? Can real science do that? Can WE do that? Might Bitcoin miners profit from using this resource? You decide. It's sure worth giving a listen to someone with his track record.

Music

Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.

Links

Professor McCanney's Bio

Wing Generator and Water Project video

Professor McCanney's main site

Prof. McCanney's Weekly Radio Show Archives

Technology & Choice Subscription page

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #358 The Cartman Syndrome

Mar 6, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam, Andreas, Jonathan and Stephanie discuss the SEC's recent comments, Circle's Acquisition of Poloniex and where these events indicate we are on the march towards "legitimacy".

After the break, cryptocurrency conferences have come a long way... Well, not all of them.

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today's discussion featured Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

SAFE Crossroads #41, App Devs Jump In, with Shane Armstrong

Mar 1, 2018

Description:

With the SAFE Alpha 2 Network running for some months now, providing a stable, improving interface for developers to interface with and learn to use the SAFE APIs, a lot of development activity is taking place by independant App Developers.

Our guest for this episode is Shane Armstrong, an experienced and successful software engineer who recently discovered the SAFE Network and has jumped right in and started developing and implementing important apps for the network.

We discuss his perspective as an experienced engineer approaching the SAFE development process and the network as a whole, the tools in place to speed developers' interface and exploitation of the network, and why he sees the network's implementation as so important.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

SAFE CMS post on the SAFE Network forum

SAFE CMS github repository

SAFE Network Forum

SAFE Network Primer

SAFE Network School podcast series

SAFE Developer Forum

SAFE Network Wiki

SAFEnetwork.org

MaidSafe

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The Bitcoin Game #52: Mike In Space

Mar 1, 2018

Description:

Hello, welcome to episode 52 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. This episode I speak with Mike In Space, longtime creator of Bitcoin memes, and more recently, the host of the comedy series, Bitcoin Car Talk. I've never heard Mike interviewed, so I thought it would be fun to learn a bit more about him. I enjoy Mike's unique sense of humor enough that you'll hear me laugh just hearing his voice at the beginning of our conversation.

SHOW LINKS

Bitcoin Car Talk
http://bitcoincartalk.com

Mike In Space on Twitter
https://twitter.com/mikeinspace

Info on Mike's older Twitter Avatar
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/botched-restoration-of-jesus-fresco-miraculously-saves-spanish-town-197057

Brian Hoffman's comedic YouTube playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdZZFJLp77OHDlyxQSqov89Qko_hBYpU8

Bitcoin Uncensored, early podcasts
https://soundcloud.com/bitcoinuncensored

Bitcoin Uncensored, YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/cderose36/videos

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

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CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell, except the Bitcoin Car Talk theme was covered by Brian Hoffman.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

#224 Jeff Garzik: Metronome - Of Bitcoin Satellites and Built-to-Last Chain-Hopping Tokens

Feb 28, 2018

Description:

We're joined by Jeff Garzik, who was among the very first developers to work with Satoshi in the early days of Bitcoin. Later, he was a core developer at Bitpay and even tried to put a Bitcoin node on a satellite in space. Today, he is co-founder at Bloq, a company providing enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure. Bloq recently announced a new project called Metronome that challenges some of the design and governance principles of many public blockchain networks.

Metronome is cryptocurrency that sits on top of existing blockchains and aims to allow tokens to easily move from one network to the other. A series of standard blockchain contracts allow for daily descending price auctions to occur automatically, and for users to buy and sell the tokens using a Bancor-like system with built-in liquidity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Jeff's background as a web developer at CNN and as a Linux developerHis early days in Bitcoin working with SatoshiHis thoughts on Bitcoin governance and lessons learned from the Segwit2X episodeThe lessons learned from founding BloqWhat is Metronome and what problem does it aim to solveMetronome's self-governance and how the system is meant to evolveThe different smart contracts which make up MetronomeHow Metronome allows MTN tokens to move to different blockchainsThe economics of the protocol and the descending price auction systemThe upcoming Metronome token sale and development roadmap

Links mentioned in this episode:

Metronome: The Built-to-Last CryptocurrencyMetronome Owner's ManualMetronome FAQMetronome Git RepoDSS - Dunvegan Space Systems, IncThe Long Now FoundationBloq

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The Crypto Show At The Mexico City Bitcoin Meetup.....Sponsored By Ripple?

Feb 27, 2018

Description:

A live show from the Mexico City Bitcoin Meetup at EBC Escuela Bancaria Y Comercial which is also venue where a previous Latin American Bitcoin Conference was held. This was an Amazing event sponsored by Ripple and 150 people were turned away because there wasn't enough room. Ripple was not our topic of discussion (the Ripple reps were not permitted to be interviewed) but rather the growth of crypto in Mexico. We also chat with Rosio one of the organizers as well as Jose Rodriguez and Pablo Echeverria.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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The Crypto Show: Fred Montagnon Of Legolas

Feb 26, 2018

Description:

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we interview Fred Montagnon the CEO and CoFounder of the upcoming crypto-exchange Legolas. We discuss the shortcomings of existing exchanges and the innovations that Legolas brings to the market that solve the problems associated with those shortcomings. We also discuss the somewhat unique strategy that Legolas utilizes to overcome the onerous compliance hurdles that obstruct the progress of many crypto-startups.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #357 Real Lightning with Elizabeth Stark

Feb 26, 2018

Description:

On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam and Andreas are joined by Elizabeth Stark, CEO and Co-Founder of Lightning Labs for a wide ranging discussion about the current state, and future potential, of this exciting open source technology.

Some topics include: Splicing, Atomic Multi Path (AMP) Transactions, Neutrino, Negative Fees, Connecting Ethereum and Bitcoin through the same Lightning Network, and more!

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today's discussion featured Elizabeth Stark, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

The Tatiana Show - Scott Horton, Micha Benoliel & Kat Murti

Feb 24, 2018

Description:

Tatiana and Josh interview entrepreneur Micha Benoliel of SkyBlue, Scott Horton of antiwar.com, and Kat Murti of Feminists4Liberty.

Topics include:

--The Importance of Freedom of Speech and How Technology Empowers It

--The Importance of Freedom of Information

--North Korea Tensions

--The War on Drugs

About the Guests:

- Micha Benoliel, Founder of Open Garden, which is a form of decentralized internet network at the grassroots level. An advocate for privacy Rights, focusing on electronic communications, as a means to circumvent state or corporate censorships or tracking, Micha works to promote innovations at the developer level. His next project which is still in the development stages, SkyBlue is an encrypted messaging service to compete with apps like WhatsApp or Telegram.

- Scott Horton is the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, FoolsErrand.us, managing director of the Libertarian Institute at LibertarianInstitute.org, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, California and podcasts= host of the Scott Horton Show.

- Kat Murti is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, working to make the world a better, freer place, one day at a time. A self-described "creature of the internet," Kat believes in using the power of the social media to spread the ideas of liberty online.

More Info:

https://www.TatianaMoroz.com

https://www.CryptoMediaHub.com

https://www.Vaultoro.com/?a=100068

https://twitter.com/scotthortonshow

https://twitter.com/KatMurti

https://twitter.com/FeministLiberty

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katmurti/

https://www.Cato.org/people/kat-murti

https://www.ScottHorton.org

https://www.LibertarianInstitute.org

https://www.Antiwar.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548650218/...

https://twitter.com/anthenor

Friends and Sponsors of the Show:

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SAFE Crossroads #40, The SAFE Network Primer

Feb 23, 2018

Description:

The main problems in talking about the SAFE Network are understanding (1) the enormous scope of the project, (2) the various specific innovations it represents, (3) how those innovations interrelate in the overall system, and (4) why the approach is fundamentally different than pretty much anything else that is being attempted.

Regardless of the technical level of the enquirer, Project SAFE has lacked a really good landing place to begin exploration into it.

In this episode we interview the originators and main contributors to the recently released SAFE Network Primer and give some very good insights to what the SAFE Network is about, why it's important and how to more easily approach and understanding of how it is designed.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

SAFE Network Primer

SAFE Network School podcast series

SAFE Network Forum

SAFE Developer Forum

SAFE Network Wiki

SAFEnetwork.org

MaidSafe

SAFE Crossroads subscription links

Bitcoins & Gravy EP #100: Bitcoins & Beer in Nashville!

Feb 22, 2018

Description:

On today's show I am privileged to be speaking with a very enthusiastic group of People who get together every Tuesday night for Bitcoins & Beer! Join us as we talk about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, financial technology and the future of the world here at the Dawn of the Age of Cryptocurrency.That's right Cryptocurrency - the new asset class that enables decentralized applications.

Come on out and join us each Tuesday night for Bitcoins & Beer from 7 - 10pm at The Village Pub & Beer Garden in East Nashville, Tennessee. Here's the address: 1308 McGavock Pike - Nashville, TN 37216.

CREDITS & VALUABLE LINKS:

http://www.riversidevillagepub.com/

Ode To Satoshi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEQ2nPSL5-0

Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
Copyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne
Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don "The Don" Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah "Lij" Shaw

TRANSCRIPTIONS:

Great news listeners! Our transcription page is now live on the website thanks to the continuing hard work of one of our loyal listeners who is also a consultant to the show.

These Professional transcriptions are provided each week by one of our fans who can be found at:
http://diaryofafreelancetranscriptionist.com

Thanks Y'all!

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.

Questions or Comments?

Email me to say Howdy!: howdy@bitcoinsandgravy.com

Visit the Website: http://BitcoinsAndGravy.com

Bitcoins and Gravy Tipping Addresses:

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Now please . . . just kick back, relax and enjoy the show.I hope you enjoy listening to my guests as much as I enjoy talking with them!

John Barrett - Host of Bitcoins and Gravyhttp://www.BitcoinsAndGravy.com

#223 Kyle Samani & Tushar Jain: Multicoin - Emerging Frameworks for Cryptoasset Investing

Feb 22, 2018

Description:

That decentralized networks represent a massive investment opportunity is no longer a controversial view. In the last year alone, over 200 funds dedicated to investing in cryptoassets have been created.

But the principles and frameworks to understand this new world are still in its infancy. One fund at the forefront of advancing this understanding has been Multicoin Capital. Their Founders Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain joined us to discuss some of the concepts they use to invest in decentralized networks.

Topics discussed in this episode:

Google Glass and the origin story of Multicoin CapitalWhy the most used smart contract platform will produce the winning store of valueWhy they are bearish on BitcoinWhy money is best thought of as an adjective not a nounDifferentiating between work, payment and burn-and-mint tokensWhy work tokens capture network value better than payment tokensThe future of Multicoin

Links mentioned in this episode:

Multicoin Capital WebsiteNew Models for Utility TokensBlockchains: A New Social OrderThe Smart Contract Network FallacyThe Opportunity for Interoperable Chains of ChainsMulticoin Capital Podcast

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Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture & Meher Roy.