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    Distributed Dialogues EP #19 - Shine On You Crazy KrabCoin

    March 22nd, 2019 by DSholla
    **"There is no such thing as a utility token, as far as the SEC is concerned, nobody has gotten a no action letter from the SEC, the United States Securities Exchange Commission, there are no rules regulations that say there's no such thing as utility token." - Marc Adesso** Dave and Grahm have a new side hustle, Shiny Krabs™, a Delaware-based LLC that sells bedazzling kits made especially for pet hermit crabs. After immediate success convincing each other, they decide it's time to rais... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #18 - The Fintech State and Gas Station Hoagies

    March 1st, 2019 by DSholla
    **"If we can provide access to capital to people that otherwise would not receive it, or wouldn't feel comfortable even trying to receive it, then that opens up all kinds of new entrepreneurial opportunities for communities and for individuals." - John Collins** Delaware has a long history of being an innovative place. Back in 1767, it became the first state to ratify the American constitution. Today, it carries unique advantages for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Tomorrow it could b... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #17 - Low Hanging Fruit

    February 15th, 2019 by DSholla
    **"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 secto... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #16 - Amazon, Nashville and the Future of Healthcare

    February 8th, 2019 by DSholla
    **"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 econ... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #15 - Bitcoin, Psychedelics and the Fight Against PTSD

    February 2nd, 2019 by DSholla
    **"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 love... Read More
  • Distributed Dialogues EP #14 - A Quiet Crisis

    January 21st, 2019 by DSholla
    **"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 tech... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #13 - Supply Chains and Counterfeit Drugs

    January 14th, 2019 by DSholla
    **"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 ... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #12 - Robot On My Shoulder

    December 17th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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 f... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #11 - The Data Death Star

    December 10th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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 p... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #10 - Rebalancing The Equation

    December 3rd, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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 America... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #9 - The Devil's Excrement

    November 12th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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 b... Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #8 - The Great Firewall

    October 29th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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** Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #7 - Cambodia and the Fall of its Free Press

    October 22nd, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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** Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #6 - Government & Regulation

    September 7th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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** Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #5 - The East

    September 4th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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. Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #4 New Markets

    August 24th, 2018 by DSholla
    **"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** Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #3 - Privacy & Trust

    August 10th, 2018 by DSholla
    "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 foresee the possible ramifications… I hope that the new age coming to mankind remains one where the consent of the governed still matters." -Patrick Byrne Read More
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    Distributed Dialogues EP #2 - Checks And Balances

    August 7th, 2018 by DSholla
    "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 Read More