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    The Third Web #5 - Brian Behlendorf

    April 6th, 2018 by Legendface66
    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 ... Read More
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    The Ether Review #68 — Numerai, The Last Hedge Fund

    July 6th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Xander Dunn and Richard Craib discuss Numerai, a new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists. The Numerai platform crowdsources machine learning by releasing encrypted data sets to data scientists, incentivising them to develop machine learning algorithms to analyse the data. Scientists then bid their predictions to the hedge fund by staking funds, and are paid returns in Numeraire, the platform’s native cryptocurrency. By abstracting its financial data to be only machine-... Read More
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    The Third Web Micro - Economies #2 - SpankChain

    December 10th, 2017 by Legendface66
    In today’s episode we look at spank chain, an adult industry cryptocurrency payment system built using Ethereum. Currently, financial intermediaries in the adult entertainment industry exploiting their position to impose arbitrary rules on content by refusing to serve participants who produce content a specific payment processor finds objectionable. The effect of this is to persecute already marginalized groups like trans men and women and as well as severing the income of both individuals ... Read More
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    The Third Web #2 - Quantifying Gaze

    November 20th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Today we are taking a quick look at a range of problems and their solutions through the lens of a little known project known as Gazecoin. Under the gaze coin banner are a range of projects, among them, a virtual world with purchasable real estate which serves as a content delivery channel. I first encountered Gazecoin when founder Jonny peters invited me to check out the project’s pilot content-creation studio in Sydney.  Jonny is an accomplished entrepreneur who made his first move in ... Read More
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    State Change #44 — A New Approach to Ending Slavery

    June 30th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Today, we look at the problem of modern slavery and how it intersects with wildlife conservation. This subject is brought to the fore by growing interest in using blockchain technologies to illuminate the business processes which conceal the presence of slavery. Our guests are Brian Iselin, founder of SlaveFreeTrade.org, and Bubba Cook, Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager for the World Wildlife Fund. This episode was co-hosted and edited by Alexis Kenyon. Inevitably, some of th... Read More
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    Ether Review #69 — IOTA & the Post-Blockchain Era

    July 18th, 2017 by Legendface66
    David Sønstebø, co-founder of IOTA, discusses this next-generation post-blockchain platform designed to serve as the backbone for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IOTA is a groundbreaking new open-source distributed ledger that does not use a blockchain. Its innovative new quantum-proof protocol, known as the Tangle, gives rise to unique new features like zero fees, infinite scalability, fast transactions, secure data transfer and many others. Because the Tangle uses a Directed Acyclic Grap... Read More
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    Ether Review Legal Discussion #2 The Legality of Raising Money Using Tokens

    June 28th, 2017 by Legendface66
    In today’s discussion we look at the legality of raising money through token launches, the potential risks involved, and approaches to improving the safety of these new bearer assets. We also examine the term ICO in depth and find that terminology, while relevant is second to the nature of the offer and state of the project involved. Following the discussion is an interview With Peter Van Vaulkenburg recorded at Devcon 2, applying the Howy test to TheDAO. weekinethereum.com https://itune... Read More
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    The Ether Review #1: Joseph Lubin

    October 17th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Arthur speaks with [Joseph Lubin](https://twitter.com/ethereumjoseph), one of the founders of the [Ethereum](https://www.ethereum.org/) project and also [Consensys](https://consensys.net/), a constellation of Ethereum focused companies. This is the first episode of a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum ecosystem. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Production: Arthur Falls Content: Joseph Lubin, Arthur Falls Additional assist... Read More
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    The Third Web #4 - DFINITY Consensus

    January 23rd, 2018 by Legendface66
    "The DFINITY project was formed to research ways of enabling public decentralized networks to host a virtual computer of unlimited capacity. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved performance and, ultimately, unlimited capacity. The starting requirement was that the systems developed should be useful in joining 1 million or more mining clients." Huge claims, but the DFINITY project is indeed one of the most interesting infrastr... Read More
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    The Ether Review #4: Augur

    November 7th, 2015 by Legendface66
    [Tony Sakich](https://twitter.com/TonySwish) and [Joey Krug](https://twitter.com/joeykrug447) of the [Augur](http://www.augur.net/) project join Jarad and Arthur to discus the decentralized prediction market and the challenges of marketing in the Dapp sphere. Read More
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    The Ether Review #3: Roman Mandeleil

    October 31st, 2015 by Legendface66
    Roman Mandeleil, builder of the Ethercamp blockchain explorer and the java implimentation of Ethereum, discusses (among other things) what it is like to be a longtime developer in the Ethereum community. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Content: Roman Mandeleil, Arthur Falls Read More
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    The Ether Review #2 - Vlad Zamfir

    October 23rd, 2015 by Legendface66
    Jarrad and Arthur speak with Vlad Zamfir, a software engineer developing the proof-of stake consensus system that will replace proof-of-work in Ethereum. This is a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum ecosystem. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Production: Arthur Falls Content: Vlad Zamfir, Jarrad Hope, Arthur Falls Additional assistance: Rob Mitchell of The Bitcoin Game. Twitter: @[etherreview](https://twitter.com/etherr... Read More
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    Third Web #3 - SingularityNet

    January 23rd, 2018 by Legendface66
    Artificial Intelligence Researcher Ben Goertzal and Blockchain Solution Architect, Simone Vulpem discuss the SingularityNet artificial intelligence marketplace. Currently, the market for artificial intelligence is dominated by industry giants with huge monolithic offerings with features far beyond the often niche applications may businesses have a need for. Smaller organisations provide bespoke solutions but these can be expensive and configuration heavy. SingularityNet gives independent d... Read More
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    The Ether Review #5: Colony and Jack du Rose

    November 14th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Today Jack Du Rose explains his social collaboration platform colony and his old job designing the most expensive work of art ever sold. ####Credits * Content: Jack Du Rose, Arthur Falls * Production: Arthur Falls Read More
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    The Ether Review #6 - Devcon 1 Debrief

    November 27th, 2015 by Legendface66
    On today's show we have a panel of Devcon attendees. **Alex Amsel, Hudson Jameson** and **Jack du Rose.** We discuss the Ethereum community, the development state of the consensus process, storage solutions, Free My Vunk, Slock, Oraclize and much more. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Alex Amsel: [newretro.org](http://newretro.org) Hudson Jameson: [hudsonjameson](https://goo.gl/MvXLHR) Jack du Rose: [colony.io](http://colony.io) Production and Editing... Read More
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    The Ether Review #74 —An Emerging Capital Market

    October 9th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets. Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a traditional finance business to serve the space. We discuss the maturity of the companies using the token launch fundraising mechanism, and those investing in the tokens. Stan sees an emerging market with strong similarities to traditiona... Read More
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    The Ether Review #7: Aron van Ammers and Devcon 1

    December 3rd, 2015 by Legendface66
    Aron van Ammers is a business developer who covered Devcon 1 for CoinTelegraph as it was in session. His two major ventures in the space, Blockstars and Outlier Ventures, aim to rapidly develop and launch blockchain-oriented startups. Today, we discuss Devcon, business on the blockchain, and the altcoin space. Read More
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    The Ether Review #8: Digix

    December 11th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Digix is a digital asset issuance and tracking platform built on Ethereum. It is designed to minimise KYC intrusion and offer physical asset shadowing, while offering the protection from loss of funds that customers expect of contemporary financial products. Digix appears to be on track to provide the most comprehensive and customer-oriented digital asset platform around. Initially, they will be offering gold-backed tokens using a powerful Proof Of Asset Certificate. [Note: This episode does ... Read More
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    The Ether Review #70 - CoinList Battens down the Hatches with Watertight Token Launch Compliance

    July 21st, 2017 by Legendface66
    Juan Benet and Jesse Clayburgh of Protocol Labs, and Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital, discuss CoinList, a platform for token-backed networks to raise money through pre-launch token sales. While planning the Filecoin token sale, the team at Protocol Labs developed a method of accreditation for US investors in order to comply with securities law. Realising the importance of such a system for the whole ecosystem, they partnered with AngelList to develop this into a platform on which other proje... Read More
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    The Ether Review #9: Hack.ether.camp, Session 1

    December 18th, 2015 by Legendface66
    On the first of this month, Roman Mandeleil and the [Ether Camp](http://www.ether.camp/) team kicked off the first decentralised Ethereum-based hackathon. It offered a tremendous opportunity to see the developer community showcase the ideas that were simmering away behind the scenes. There were a ton of solid entries and hundreds of people active in the Ether Camp slack. All told, the event was a roaring success and showed that the grass roots development community is vibrant and active. Read More

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