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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 #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 #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 #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 #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