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#218 Chris Burnsike & Jack Tatar: Cryptoassets - The Rise of a New Asset Class

1 day 19 hours ago

Over the past year, cryptoassets have exploded in popularity. From a mere $18bn at the start of 2017, the aggregate market cap of all cryptoassets recently reached $820bn as interest in Bitcoin and its cousins went mainstream. Jack Tatar and Chris Burniske joined us to discuss their new book 'Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond'. It is one of the first systematic views on cryptoassets from a mainstream investor's perspective.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Jack and Chris originally became interested in Bitcoin and cryptoassets
  • Why the term cryptoassets is a good umbrella term for the different kinds of tokens
  • The different categories of cryptoassets: Cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities and cryptotokens
  • How cryptoassets fit into an overall investment portfolio
  • How to value cryptoassets
  • Whether we are in a cryptoasset bubble and expectations for the future

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Technology Proof Of WHAT??'

3 days 3 hours ago

It was an absolute pleasure to have a long talk with Adam B. Levine about the concept of Value, its core meaning, how we exchange with each other with Value in mind, and how new tools of cryptocurrencies and cryptographic tokens give us options that have never existed before--and, of course, some speculation on the possibilities!

There's a lot here, folks. Enjoy!

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Technology Proof Of WHAT??'

3 days 3 hours ago

It was an absolute pleasure to have a long talk with Adam B. Levine about the concept of Value, its core meaning, how we exchange with each other with Value in mind, and how new tools of cryptocurrencies and cryptographic tokens give us options that have never existed before--and, of course, some speculation on the possibilities!

There's a lot here, folks. Enjoy!

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Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.

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5 days ago

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The Crypto Show: Marco Peereboom Decred Addresses Bitcoin Drama Through Governance

1 week ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we interview Marco Peereboom, CTO and Cofounder of the cryptocurrency "Decred." Marco gives us a quick breakdown of just what Decred is and its features, and then he, Danny, and I discuss the many ways in which Decred is an improvement upon Bitcoin, in fact a "Bitcoin without the drama."We discuss the lightning network, Segwit, the decred governance structure, the Politeia proposal system, the upcoming DAE (Decentralized Autonomous Entity) to which will be donated proposal funds so that the community controls them, atomic swaps, and the upcoming Miami Bitcoin Conference. Marco makes a compelling case for why cryptocurrencies with governance structures, Dash and Decred in particular, will likely be the successful cryptos going forward. We also discuss the shortcomings of Bitcoin and why Bitcoin is at the crossroads that it is. At the end, Danny gives us a brief update from Mexico.

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#217 Andrew Trask: OpenMined - A Decentralised Artificial Intelligence Platform

1 week 1 day ago

A significant part of the modern digital economy, is underpinned by machine learning models that are trained to perform tasks such as facial recognition, content curation, health diagnostics etc. Data to train machine learning models is the essential commodity of this century - a sentiment captured by epithets such as ""Data is the new oil"". Today's dominant AI paradigm has companies focus their efforts on gathering data from their users in order to train models and monetise usage of the model. This model has many consequences such as loss of privacy for the user, consolidation of data in a handful of large companies, low access to data for startups and a fundamental impossibility of collecting sensitive data such as markers for depression.

Our guest, Andrew Trask, is building OpenMined - a platform that merges cryptographic techniques such as homomorphic encryption and multi-party computation and blockchain technology to create the ability to train ML models with private user data. OpenMined will allow AI companies of the future to develop models, have them trained on user data without compromising user privacy, and incentivise users to train their model. We walk through the OpenMined vision and its potential impact on AI business models and AI safety

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Challenges with the current AI paradigm
  • OpenMined's vision to allow training of AI models with private user data
  • How OpenMined works under the hood
  • Applications enabled by OpenMined
  • Current state and OpenMined hackathon

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The Crypto Show With Jonathan Mohan When To Fork The Pope

1 week 3 days ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we talk with Jonathan Mohan about the subject matter of an article-in-progress that he is writing.Jonathan compares the crypto-world to Catholicism vs. denominationalism, about those who believe that Bitcoin and other cryptos should be run by a benevolent dictator and those who believe they should be decentralized. He asserts that differences and debates within crypto don't boil down to questions of fact, but to fundamental philosophical issues that primarily involve "descriptive 'shoulds'" vs. "moral 'shoulds'", and their frequent confusion. He makes a subtle but compelling argument.

In the last segment, Danny debriefs us on his ongoing efforts to help with earthquake relief in Mexico, including the groundbreaking on the first house to be rebuilt.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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The Crypto Show: Jun Dam & Breaking Ground In Mexico

2 weeks ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we interview Jun Dam, founder and CEO of BitCash, host of the 100x Blockchain Investment Summit, and organizer of the upcoming World Crypto Economic Forum. We talk about Jun's background that makes him well suited to be the organizer of such a conference, and then we discuss the unique format and topics that attendees can expect at the conference, including the part of the conference involving ICOs and tokenization and the educational approach that the conference will take towards them. He also gives us speaker highlights. Most unfortunately, due to technical issues, most of our interview did not record, so Danny and I do our best to recap our conversation with Jun Dam in the second hour. Then Danny and I talk about what he has already accomplished in Mexico, such as helping out the orphanage in Acapulco (with the collaboration of Nathan Freeman of Anarchapulco) and breaking ground for rebuilding houses in Metepec. We also talk about the local volcano and the reported UFO sightings there, as well as about the local famous cryptid.

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#216 Brian Platz & Flip Filipowski: FlureeDB - A Scalable Blockchain-Based Graph Database

2 weeks 1 day ago

Blockchain technologies are changing the way we think about data archival and storage. For instance, most database systems can only capture the current state of a data set. This means we must rely on secondary backup systems to ensure historical data can remain accessible, a stark contrast from what the most basic of blockchains provide out of the box. Database systems that offer immutability and historical context for data would be greatly beneficial for companies as it would make internal and external audits much less costly and time-intensive.

We're delighted to bring you an interview with Flip Filipowski and Brian Platz. Flip is a veteran entrepreneur whose career spans 50 years, having worked for and founded some of the world's largest software companies of the 80's and 90's. He is also the CEO of SilkRoad Equity and a Founding Partner of Tally Capital. Brian's background includes having founded A List Appart in 1994, which is among the oldest and most influential web development blogs, and SilkRoad Technologies.

Flip and Brian join us to talk about their new company, Fluree. Their product, FlureeDB, is a scalable graph database which provides the benefits of blockchain technologies, such as immutability, replayability and fault tolerance. Currently, in development, the goal for FlureeDB is to support various consensus rules based on the network configuration: private systems, federated (or consortium) clusters, and fully decentralized public networks.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Flip and Brian's respective backgrounds and entrepreneurial ventures
  • How blockchain will disrupt most major companies that exist today
  • FlureeDB and the problem it is trying to solve
  • How FlureeDB improves compliance procedures for enterprise
  • How FlureeDB can address some of the challenges ahead with regards to GDPR
  • FlureeDB's technical infrastructure and elementary components
  • The different consensus modes and scalability properties of FlureeDB
  • Why they chose to structure the company as a Public Benefit Corporation
  • FlureeDB's development roadmap

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The Crypto Show: Jeff Berwick & Danny From Acapulco

2 weeks 6 days ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Danny joins us from Jeff Berwick's house in Acapulco. Jeff gives us the rundown on the upcoming fourth annual Anarchapulco Conference in Acapulco, including some of the speaker highlights, first and foremost among them, Ron Paul. We talk about some of the topics and themes for this year's conference, the workshops and extracurricular activities, and some of the other things that attendees can expect this year. We also discuss the future of Bitcoin and what are some promising altcoins in Jeff's opinion. Lastly, Danny fills us in on some Dash ATMs that he is helping to get installed locally here in Austin, Texas, as well as on the work that he is doing with a local orphanage in Acapulco.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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The Crypto Show Mike And Danny Christmas Eve In Acapulco

2 weeks 6 days ago

A special Christmas Eve edition from Acapulco Mexico. Danny talks with Mike Nimitz about their plans to bring Christmas to a local orphanage in Acapulco "Marsh Children's Home" all funded with Dash.Hind site to this it was an awesome day for us.

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#215 Elizabeth Rossiello: BitPesa - Building Financial Platforms for Frontier Markets

3 weeks 1 day ago

The prospect of providing digital cross-border payments for the world's unbanked and underbanked population has always been one of the key use cases for Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies can be seen as a way for people in developing countries to participate in the global financial market by allowing easy cross-border payments, cheap remittance transactions, and simplified lending options.

We're pleased to be joined by Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder of BitPesa. BitPesa provides companies in frontier markets with the financial infrastructure to facilitate commerce and payments, where traditional financial markets are known to be fractured and expensive. As an early Bitcoin company founded in 2013, BitPesa is now present in a handful of African countries and provides essential financial services to businesses, allowing them to send and collect payments, and perform quick and affordable Forex trades.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Elizabeth's journey to Bitcoin and BitPesa
  • BitPesa's vision and how it compares existing mobile money platforms present in Africa
  • BitPesa's offering and how it has evolved since the company was founded in 2013
  • The primary pain points and barriers to doing business in developing African markets
  • Foreign exchange markets in Africa
  • The challenges and opportunities regarding blockchain adoption in African markets
  • The future of Bitcoin as a payment system

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #351 - Today and Tomorrow

3 weeks 4 days ago
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin,

Stephanie, Andreas, Jonathan and Adam sit down for our last conversation of 2017. In this wide ranging discussion we talk about the current state of bitcoin usability, how best to handle the current environment and more.

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and edited by Matthew Zipkin. This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & the New Time. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

Have a good one!

#214 Christopher Fabian & Shaun Conway: Unicef & Ixo: Towards More Transparent Humanitarian Projects

4 weeks 2 days ago

We're joined by Christopher Fabian, Co-founder of Unicef's Innovation Unit. We discuss how the global non-profit institution leverages innovative technology to solve real-world problems in humanitarian work. We explore the different applications of blockchain in the UN and Unicef, as well as the challenges we can anticipate when deploying these technologies in the developing world. Shaun Conway, Founder of Ixo Foundation, also joins the discussion as a startup working Unicef and talks about the value of a global reputation network for humanitarian projects.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Chris' and Shaun's respective backgrounds
  • A bit of background on the UN and Unicef
  • Unicef's Innovation Unit and Venture arm
  • How Unicef evaluates the different technologies in the space (public, permissionned, etc.)
  • The challenges faced when deploying new technologies in the developing world
  • Unicef's recent experimentation with an Ethereum smart contract
  • Potential applications for blockchain at the UN and Unicef
  • Unicef's Venture arm and the types of projects in which they invest
  • Ixo Foundation, their collaboration with Unicef and the value of a Proof of Impact blockchain network

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The Crypto Show: Jay Smith & Brian Deery Of Factom

1 month ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Jay Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Factom, and Brian Dearie, Chief Scientist at Factom, come on to discuss the latest goings-on at Factom. Jay Smith relates his experience as one of the respondents during a Factom AMA. The two also give us a taste for Paul Snow's recent and second appearance before Congress, although the details remain to be conveyed by Paul Snow himself upon his next appearance on the show.

In the second hour, Brian discusses Bitcoin forks, Bitcoin scalability, Blockstream, and the nature and future of Bitcoin.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #350 - Such Great Heights

1 month ago
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin,

Andreas Antonopoulos rejoins Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine to dissect the cryptocurrency bubble. Later, the discussion turns to troubled Venezuela's bi-polar approach to Bitcoin Mining while launching it's own Altcoin. And what is Crypto-Fiat anyways?

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and edited by Matthew Zipkin. This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & the New Time. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

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Have a good one!

The Crypto Show: Rafa Jimenez Of ALibre.io & Daniel Krawisz

1 month ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Rafa Jimenez of Ahorro Libre joins us to discuss how his company will revolutionize, but not replace, traditional non-banking financial systems in the third world, and its relationship with the huge convenience store chain, OXXO.

Daniel Krawisz sits in with us the whole show, and in the second hour we discuss Bitcoin in the news, whether it's a bubble, its long-term viability, and more.

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The Crypto Show: Tricia Martinez Of Wala & Doug Scribner With Vaultlogic

1 month ago

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," our first guest is Tricia Martinez, a behavioral economist educated at the University of Chicago, who is the founder and CEO of Wala, a financial services platform for the unbanked and underbanked and those who rely on microtransactions, including microloans, in the third world.Our second guest is Doug Scribner, the founder of Watch My Bit. He comes on to talk about VaultLogic, which is a cash storage and transfer service that can be integrated into crypto-ATMs as well as into other financial services, the benefits of the combination of which are very promising though not necessarily immediately intuited except that Doug does an excellent job of describing and explaining a lot of the merits of this technology. Some cool stuff.

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#213 Tim Swanson: Busting the Great Wall of Hype

1 month ago

In the blockchain world, few people are as brave as Tim Swanson when it comes to busting hype. Tim's unbiased, honest, and sometimes controversial opinions provide a refreshingly realistic view of blockchain adoption and applications of this technology by people and businesses. Cutting through the hype, the over-sold press releases ad the blind optimism of a completely decentralized economy, Tim's insights provide a sobering look at the state of the blockchain.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Tim's background and recent departure from R3
  • The current state of the enterprise blockchain market
  • The state of Bitcoin in the context of the recent price increase
  • Tim's thoughts on the recent spike in ICO's
  • The rumors and concerns surrounding Bitfinex and Tether
  • The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as an asset class
  • Current problems in Bitcoin: governance and centralization of power
  • Tim's new project: Post Oak Labs

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