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

5 hours 55 minutes ago

"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

1 day 10 hours ago
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

1 day 23 hours ago

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

3 days 11 hours ago

'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

5 days 8 hours ago

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 engineer
  • The fundamental challenges in open-source development and funding
  • What is Gitcoin and how it addresses incentive alignment
  • How Gitcoin works from the perspective of both project funders and contributors
  • The platforms usage statistics (projects funded, contributors, bounties paid, etc.)
  • How Gitcoin may be used to fund closed-source bountied and public goods
  • Kevin's proposal for recurring payments in Ethereum (EIP1337/ERC948)
  • How Gitcoin is funded and the project's business model
  • Gitcoin's roadmap moving forward

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What Bitcoin Did #38 An Interview with Nic Carter

1 week 3 days ago

'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

1 week 3 days ago

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

1 week 4 days ago

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 history
  • What is a cryptofund?
  • Coinfund approach to investing in the cryptocurrency space
  • Generalised mining - what it is, and how it offers cryptofunds a competitive advantage
  • The ADAPT toolkit - a tokenless toolkit for rapid blockchain innovation

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

1 week 6 days ago

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

2 weeks ago

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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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

2 weeks 1 day ago
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

2 weeks 3 days ago

'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

2 weeks 3 days ago

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 2014
  • The critical importance of formal verification and governance
  • Why Arthur thinks the blockchain scalability problem is overrated
  • The case against decentralized applications
  • Why the ability to evolve and adopt new features is critical for Tezos success
  • Tezos' Proof-of-Stake and emerging baking ecosystem
  • The Tezos Foundation drama and Johann Gevers
  • The relationship between their company DLS and the Tezos Foundation

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

2 weeks 6 days ago

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

3 weeks ago

This week we had a lot of action, a lot of fun, and a lot of guests spanning a variety of topics. Special thanks to our sponsor Stamps.com. Use the code "Moroz" to get the promo from the show.We had our friend Lyn Ulbricht back on to give us the latest update on Ross. We remind everyone to sign the petition to help him get clemency for his double life sentence for all non-violent charges, which you can findhere.

Frederick, who is a relatively new, but very cool friend came on the show talking about Mondo.NYC which focused on music and tech. As a performer and panelist, I was really excited to learn more about what to expect. Fred is really enthusiastic and I look forward to having him back on!

Chris told me all about the latest news at the LTB Network, as well as the upcoming Nashville conference Distributed Health (https://health.distributed.com/). He has great energy, just like the rest of the BTC Media team. Plus, who doesn't love Nashville!

Finally, Rafael told us all about what it's like to live life off of one bitcoin! What a whirlwind of travel, we can't wait till his video is released. Learn where to support him and possibly gain visibility for your brand with the links below.

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

3 weeks 1 day ago
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

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

3 weeks 3 days ago

'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

3 weeks 5 days ago

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

3 weeks 5 days ago

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 geneticist
  • The similarities between blockchains and evolution process in lifeforms
  • Google's cloud platform and its various components
  • Big Query and its publicly available datasets
  • The Bitcoin and Ethereum datasets in Big Query
  • Why this data is useful to the public and for what it may be used
  • The particular challenges in implementing Ethereum as opposed to Bitcoin
  • Insights we may gain by crossing blockchain dataset with other data
  • How machine learning and AI could help us better understand specific transaction patterns

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The Crypto Show With Erik Voorhees, Jeff Garzik, Steve Beauregard And Caleb Slade

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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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