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    Categories: New Shows, The Blockcrunch

    The Blockcrunch - Crypto Governance: Where Are We Now? - Gregory Rocco (ConsenSys)

    February 4th, 2019 by DSholla

    Losing track of the million things happening in crypto governance?

    This is the episode you don't want to miss. Gregory Rocco (@Obstropolos) from ConsenSys gives us a quick recap and his take on the different experiments out there today.

    We touch on:

    • Do governance tokens work?
    • Should we have subjectivity in governance?
    • The major types of governance models today
    • On-chain vs. off-chain - pros and cons

    Not finance advice. Rate and subscribe!

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJas...

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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    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...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #69 The History of Cryptography With Whitfield Diffie

    February 1st, 2019 by DSholla

    “It is rare for first implementations of such broad concepts to do as well as that did, Bitcoin is still here 10 years after it started out.”

    — Whitfield Diffie

    Interview location: Palo Alto

    Interview date: Thursday 31st Jan, 2018

    Company: Cryptomathic

    Role: Cryptographer and Security Expert

    A number of pioneers developed the cryptographic and technical foundations for which Bitcoin is built upon. Nick Szabo highlighted a number of these people in his [Tweet](...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #68 The Essence of Bitcoin With Peter Todd

    January 29th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Anyone who understands economics and finance and how markets work will be a maximalist because it is more efficient to have one currency than a bunch of ones.”

    — Peter Todd

    Interview location: Las Vegas

    Interview date: Saturday 26th Jan, 2018

    Company: Freelance

    Role: Applied Cryptography Consultant

    There were many attempts at creating a digital currency before Bitcoin, all failing for different reasons. Bitcoin brought together a number of ide...

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    The Blockcrunch - How Should We Govern Blockchains? - Ryan Zurrer (Web3 Foundation)

    January 29th, 2019 by DSholla

    Ryan Zurrer, Director of the Web3 Foundation and former Principal at Polychain Capital, joins us in discussing one of the most important questions in crypto: how should we govern blockchains?

    We touch on:

    How should blockchains be governed? 

    What are the different models of governance?

    How do we prevent plutocracies?

    How does Polkadot further the governance debate?

    Show links:

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #67 Bitcoin Is Free Speech Money With Gab's Andrew Torba

    January 25th, 2019 by DSholla

    “The first amendment is not there to protect popular speech, it is there to protect unpopular speech.”

    — Andrew Torba

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Thursday 17th Jan, 2018

    Company: Gab.com

    Role: CEO

    The Silk Road remains one of the most important Bitcoin projects. The website provided a clear use case for Bitcoin, allowing for the buying and selling of goods outside of government regulations.

    Outside of price speculation and trading, there are c...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #66 The Builders Case for Ethereum with Scott Lewis and Bryant Eisenbach

    January 22nd, 2019 by DSholla

    “Ethereum is 10 - 100 times more complicated than what Bitcoin is. There are certain situations where more complexity is justified.”

    — Bryant Eisenbach

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Wednesday 15th Jan, 2018

    Company: Scott - Settle, Bryant - GunClear

    When Tuur Demeester released his Tweetstorm breaking down the issues he has with Ethereum; the community was quick to respond. While many appreciated the effort Tuur had made to raise critical issues, some...

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  • The Blockcrunch - $52M Later, Where is Kyber Network Today?

    January 22nd, 2019 by DSholla

    Decentralized exchanges have a problem with liquidity.

    Kyber Network, a Singaporean based on-chain liquidity project, raised ~$50M in their ICO to tackle this with a unique model.

    Where are they today?

    Are people using them?

    I caught up with Anton Buenavista, senior developer at Kyber, to find out:

    Kyber's unique approach to managing liquidity How Kyber compares to 0x and other dex projects  Where value accrues at the dex layer What is on Kyber's roadmap Not finance advi...

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  • 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...

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    What Bitcoin Did #65 Why Altcoins Are a Bad Investment With Tone Vays

    January 18th, 2019 by DSholla

    “If you are intending to be around for the next 5 or 10 years, you need to really think about what you are going to say.”

    — Tone Vays

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Friday 11th Jan, 2018

    Role: Bitcoin/Blockchain Researcher, Consultant Content Creator & Derivatives Trader

    Trading is hard, and crypto trading is even harder. There are significant disagreements around the value of all cryptocurrencies, especially altcoins. While maximalists believe that Bi...

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