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    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Third Web #11 - An Emerging India

    November 8th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Recently I visited India representing the DFINITY Foundation. The trip was supported by upstart venture production and consulting group, Dunya Labs, and advocacy group, InCrypt. Those ten days altered my understanding of the way technology manifests products and the driving role the needs of high growth nations will have in defining the digital landscape of tomorrow. In this episode, I’m joined by co-founder of Dunya Labs, Cathy Guo, and co-founders of InCrypt, Nitin Sharma & Sumukh She... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show With The Real Paul Puey & Fake Chuck Williams

    November 7th, 2018 by TheCryptoShow
    While in Las Vegas at World Crypto Con we were lucky enough to catch up with Paul Puey CEO and creator of Edge Wallet one of our favorites and the official wallet of The Crypto Show so please use the wallet. Joel Valenzuela also sits in with his witty impersonations of Chuck Williams the co-host of our show. Paul shares with us some of the hurdles of adding new coins to the Edge multi-coin wallet especially in regards to Monero's new Bullet Proofs protocol. Paul is long time friend of the sh... Read More
    Categories: Technology & Choice

    Technology & Choice #38, The Mid-Terms Through the Looking Glass

    November 7th, 2018 by fergish
    A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or "Looking Glass") of Technology and Choice as a tool. There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet so polarized at the same time. Whether you hold to the old Chinese curse ("May you live in Interesting Times") or not, there is no question that we do live in interesting t... Read More

    #260 : Devcon4 Recap - From HODL to BUIDL

    November 6th, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin
    Just as the Devcon4 was wrapping up, we sat down at the Prague Congress Center to share our thoughts on the event, and how the Ethereum ecosystem has evolved since we last met in Cancun. Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #45 Fixing Online Advertising With Brendan Eich

    November 6th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“The system is so lacking in integrity, at least 20% of $100bn is going to fraud.”** **— Brendan Eich** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 2nd November Company: Brave & Basic Attention Token Role: CEO/President The online advertising model is broken all parties are hurting: Users encounter a degraded experience as web pages take longer to load - leading to an increase in mobile data charges Publishers are losing revenue to fraud, and ad blockers ... Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #44 Debunking Economics and Why Bitcoin Will Fail With Steve Keen

    November 5th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“One of the great weaknesses of the human species is we have this belief of a perfect world.”** **— Steve Keen** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Monday 29th October Project: Debunking Economics Steve Keen is challenging modern economic theory which led us into the 2008 crisis. With his two books: Debunking Economics and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis, Steve outlines the inherent flaws in the capitalist system which are required to make them work. Bi... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #380 UberCoin or OpenUber?

    November 4th, 2018 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Jonathan Mohan join Adam B. Levine for a wide ranging discussion on adaptation, mimicry and how we might eventually arrive in a truly distributed sharing economy. Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #60: Dr. Adam Back Part 2 - Liquid

    November 3rd, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 60 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge. And if you missed the fi... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    What Bitcoin Did #43 Dan Held on Bitcoin's Immaculate Conception

    November 1st, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I think the world becomes a better place when we stop asking for permission and start building.”** **— Dan Held** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 25th October Company: Picks & Shovels Role: Co-founder and Director of BD It is 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper, and in that time the protocol has survived so much: state-level bans, the Mt. Gox collapse, the closing of the Silk Road and civil war to name a few. Bitcoin h... Read More

    #259 Gavin Wood: Substrate, Polkadot and the Case for On-Chain Governance

    October 31st, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin
    Former Ethereum CTO and Parity Founder Gavin Wood joined us to discuss the early days of Ethereum, how Parity came about, their new blockchain framework Substrate and the case for on-chain governance. Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #45, Approaches to Alpha 3, with Nikita Baksalyar

    October 30th, 2018 by fergish
    In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust"). How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare... Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #42 Crypto Custody With Jeremy Welch & Alena Vranova

    October 30th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“Bitcoin does form the dominant position, it has the most hash power, it is the currency in terms of design, decentralisation, or ability for governments or corporate actors to control it, it is the strongest, therefor everything relies on Bitcoin’s survival.”** **— Jeremy Welch** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Saturday 27th October Company: Casa Role: Founder (Jeremy Welch), Strategy (Alena Vranova) As the value of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies increase... Read More
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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    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
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #41 Bitmain's IPO With Samson Mow & Katherine Wu

    October 27th, 2018 by DSholla
    **“I think that they don’t want to IPO right now, but they have no choice because they raised with the expectation that they would IPO, so they had to file and it had to look good, or as good as they could make it look.”** **— Samson Mow** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 18th October Company: Blockstream (Samson Mow), Messari (Katherine Wu) Role: Chief Strategy Office (Samson Mow), Director of Business Development (Katherine Wu) The Bitmain IPO wa... Read More
    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Third Web #10 - Jack du Rose, Colony & Coase

    October 27th, 2018 by Legendface66

    In 2015 I interviewed Jack du Rose about Colony - his autonomous platform that could track contribution to a common enterprse and reward tokens representing stake in said enterprise. Three years and two private betas on, we hear from Jack about his experience building a system to revolutionize the way we work together.

    Part of what makes Colony facinating is to see the enormity of the events that have taken place in the years since it’s conception and how in spite of these events, the proce...

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    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #59: Dr. Adam Back

    October 25th, 2018 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 59 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin. **** ... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show Money2020 Meets CommieCon, Sterlin Lujan , Christina Tobin & Kenn Boask Plus Omar Syed Of Shardus.com

    October 24th, 2018 by TheCryptoShow
    Today we round up our guests from 2 different conferences, Money 2020 and Politicon to talk about Money and Politics. Our guests are Sterlin Lujan and Christina Tobin from Politicon and Kenn Bosak at Money2020. We also have an additional interview from Omar Saed from Shardus Sponsored by: [Dash](http://dash.org), [Stamp.com](http://stamps.com), [Texas Bitcoin Conference](http://texasbitcoinconference.com) [WorldCryptoCon](http://WorldCryptoCon.com) [Anarchapulco](http://Anarchapulco.com) ... Read More
    Categories: Technology & Choice

    Technology & Choice #37, What is the Semantic Web? with Jonas Smedegaard

    October 24th, 2018 by fergish
    Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage? In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used. #### Links [Solidbox site](https://solidbox.org/) [Prior episode with Jonas](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2018/06/episode-35-open-source-debian-and-freedombox-with-jonas-smedegaard/) ... Read More

    #258 Monica Quaintance: Kadena - Public and Permissioned Blockchains that Scale

    October 23rd, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin
    We're joined by Monica Quaintance, Head of Engineering and Adoption at Kadena. The company is building a scalable platform and simplified smart contract language designed for business. Read More
    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #40 An Interview with Jameson Lopp

    October 23rd, 2018 by DSholla
    **“If you want to protect yourself from this over arching legal system then you will want to hide as much of your activity as possible.”** **— Jameson Lopp** Interview location: Skype Interview date: Thursday 18th October In his book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, George Orwell wrote about a dystopian future where the government subjects the population to omnipresent surveillance. That day is here, but the surveillance isn’t just that it's operated by the gover... Read More