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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #56 Why Bitcoin Matters For Freedom With Alex Gladstein

    December 14th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“A lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.”** **— Alex Gladstein** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 6th Dec, 2018 Company: Human Rights Foundation Role: Chief Strategy Officer All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticize Bitcoi... Read More
    Categories: The Tatiana Show

    Ep. 160 The Tatiana Show- Connie Gallippi

    December 13th, 2018 by TatianaMoroz
    Connie Gallippi has been a guest on the Tatiana Show before, but this is a really exciting occasion as Givetrack 1.0 has been launched!  Fresh off of her trip to the Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Santiago, Chile, Founder and Executive Director of the Bitgive Foundation joins us to tell us all about the latest news.  We hear about the ways that charities can use Blockchain tech right now, using Bitcoin as the base. Connie’s work is impressive, and is a culmination of years ... Read More

    #265 James Prestwich: Summa One - Cross-chain Financial Instruments and Contracts

    December 12th, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin
    We’re joined by James Prestwich, co-founder and CEO at Summa. Summa designs and implements cross-chain financial contracts and recently executed the first dutch auction in which participants bought ethereum based NFTs trustlessly with bitcoin. Read More
    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Third Web #12 - The Actor Model

    December 12th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Thethirdweb.net Subodh Sharma is a professor of computer science at IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in India. While he’s not teaching, Subodh conducts research into the formal verification of distributed systems, and his work on the automated formal verification of smart contacts has drawn international interest. I called up Subodh because I was looking for someone to explain an approach to writing software called the actor model. The actor model essentially involves... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #48, A Reintroduction and Update on the SAFE Network, with Dug Campbell

    December 12th, 2018 by fergish
    I've been wanting to do an overview of the SAFE Network for some time, as a sort of new introduction, an update on where the project has currently gotten to, and a view of what's ahead. Dug Campbell from MaidSafe helps me try to accomplish this, because I found it really hard to do by myself! Dug has gained a lot of experience talking about the SAFE Network with a wide variety of different people in varying circumstances. He also, being based there in MaidSafe headquarters, has continual acc... Read More
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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #55 The Bullish Case For Bitcoin With Vijay Boyapati

    December 11th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin is like gold but with this magical ability that you can teleport it.”** **— Vijay Boyapati** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Tuesday 4th Dec, 2018 Project: Bitcoin :) Bitcoin is a survivor. In the 10 years of the protocol, Bitcoin has survived the collapse of Mt. Gox, the closing of the Silk Road, the banning of Bitcoin by the Chinese government and relentless attacks from politicians, economists and journalists. With each attack, the Bitcoin immu... Read More
    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    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
    Categories: General

    The State of the Art in Cryptocurrency Privacy

    December 10th, 2018 by john
    An abridged overview of production systems. At a recent offsite with the Aragon One team, I presented a lightning talk about state-of-the-art systems for privately buying, selling, and using cryptocurrency. A PDF of the slides is published here. The slides are pretty self-explanatory, so I’m sharing as-is. If there are any questions or feedback about the content, I’m happy to discuss in the comment section. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

    December 9th, 2018 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... First, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan talk about the recently lawsuit filed against many of the largest players in Bitcoin Cash. Expanding on last weeks discussion if Hashpower isn't enough, should it be enough to dictate consensus? Then, Adam is joined by one of the authors of the Crypto Caselaw Minute and returning guest Stephen Palley for a more in-depth look at the And finally, Bitcoin Clock creator and long time LTB editor Matthew Zipkin tells us how he wound up hand-making "non-boring bitcoin full nodes", which listeners of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! show have an opportunity to win. Read More
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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

    December 7th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“It should be less burdensome to get an innovative asset to market. The world is moving fast and we need regulatory support to keep newer technologies in the US.”** **— Gabor Gurbacs** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018 Project: VanEck/MVIS Role: Director, Digital Assets Strategy The crypto bear market has been felt by many. From traders to miners, the fall in prices has led many to lose a significant amount of money. The fall in prices h... Read More
    Categories: Technology & Choice

    Technology & Choice #40, Ayurveda Technology, with Vaidya Lokesh Rathuri

    December 5th, 2018 by fergish
    Ayurveda is a practice for maintaining and restoring health with origins dating back 10,000 years. It has been practiced consistently since. Might there be something to learn here? Might it offer choices for health and healing which are not available in the modes and institutions which most of us are used to? I recently had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a Vaidya (practitioner/doctor) of Ayurveda, Lokesh Rathuri. He presents the basic understandings on which Ayurveda is built, in a... Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin's Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

    December 4th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“There may be a few people who genuinely think a deflationary currency is the way to go, nobody on the Grin team does.”** **— Michael Corder (Yeastplume)** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 30th Nov, 2018 Project: Grin Role: Developer Outside of the most hardcore Bitcoin maximalists, there are some who respect a minimal number of alternative cryptocurrency projects. My experience in creating this podcast is that you find some who say they are maximali... Read More

    #264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare - The Internet's (De)centralized Security Blanket

    December 4th, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin
    We're joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content. Read More
    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    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
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #382 Is Hashpower Enough?

    December 2nd, 2018 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by Daniel Krawisz for an in-depth talk about the miner incentives playing a major role in Bitcoin SV's path to victory. Read more for links mentioned in the episode, bitcoin/lightning tipping info and full shownotes... Read More
    Categories: The Tatiana Show

    The Tatiana Show- World Crypto Con- Mark Yarm, VESA, Kingsley Edwards & Jeffrey A Tucker

    December 2nd, 2018 by TatianaMoroz
      Tatiana Moroz and Sasha Hodder spoke with the more arts and activism driven side of the spectrum as well.  This compilation of interviews includes conversations about Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road, the music industry, the art world, and the criminal justice system.  These things are woven together through some of the shared experiences and work of our guests, so take a listen for a deeper side to World Crypto Con 2018 in Las Vegas.     About the Guests: Mark... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Ben Swann Isegoria, Bradley Zastrow Dash, Robin O'Connell Uphold And Bryan Courchesne DAiM

    November 30th, 2018 by TheCryptoShow
    Ben Swann gives us the latest on his new project Isegoria and how crypto currency especially Dash and Smart-Cash have given him the freedom to truly be an independent journalist. Recorded at World Crypto Con in Las Vegas. Then from Money2020 we talk with Bradley Zastrow a former American Express Exec turned Crypto Exec with Dash Core Group. Robin O'Connell VP of Uphold also sit's in on the conversation to discuss Uphold's new partnership with Dash as well as Upholds presence around the world... Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #52 Exploring Crypto Narratives With Nathaniel Whittemore

    November 30th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“The business model for surveillance, which can be used for ill, is advertising.”** **— Nathaniel Whittemore** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Wednesday 28th Nov, 2018 Company: NLW & CO Role: Lead The crypto industry is blessed with many smart thinkers and content producers. Across Twitter, Medium, news sites and blogs there is a regular supply of thought pieces and analysis where contributors speculate on the future of the industry. There are often opp... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #47, Resource Description Framework, SOLID and SAFE

    November 28th, 2018 by fergish
    Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone." Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network. We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolu... Read More
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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #51 The Future of Banking with Zac Prince

    November 27th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I think the term bank won’t be used so much when we are talking about banking services 20 years from now.”** **— Zac Prince** Interview location: New York Interview date: Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018 Company: BlockFi Role: Founder and CEO A sign of the maturing market is the growth of traditional financial products built for cryptocurrencies. Both the corporate and retail financial sectors understand the benefits of crypto, and thus a range of companies and instituti... Read More