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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    Distributed Dialogues EP #18 - The Fintech State and Gas Station Hoagies

    March 1st, 2019 by DSholla

    "If we can provide access to capital to people that otherwise would not receive it, or wouldn't feel comfortable even trying to receive it, then that opens up all kinds of new entrepreneurial opportunities for communities and for individuals." - John Collins

    Delaware has a long history of being an innovative place. Back in 1767, it became the first state to ratify the American constitution. Today, it carries unique advantages for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Tomorrow it could b...

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    What Bitcoin Did #81 Bitcoin Rationalism With Lily Liu

    March 1st, 2019 by DSholla

    “It makes me laugh when Wall Street says ‘blockchain, not Bitcoin’ because Silicon Valley says exactly the same thing in slightly different language.” — Lily Liu

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

    Company: Earn.com

    Role: Founder

    Protocols, protocols, protocols; so many smart contract protocols, but why? If you look at the history of Ethereum, and the returns generated for investors, you can see why Silicon Valley has...

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    The Blockcrunch - How to Think about Liquidity in Crypto Markets - Michael Feng (Hummingbot)

    February 26th, 2019 by DSholla

    Do you really understand crypto if you don't understand liquidity? For investors, liquidity in crypto can be a huge risk - but also a big opportunity. 

    I chat with Michael Feng from CoinAlpha/Hummingbot on:

    • What market makers do

    • The problem with tokenizing illiquid assets Market asymmetries in crypto

    • How traders arbitrage across centralized and decentralized exchanges

    Rate and subscribe! Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

    Intro music by [Phortissimo](https://soundclo...

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    What Bitcoin Did #80 Reflecting on Mt. Gox with Andy Pag

    February 25th, 2019 by DSholla

    “It is a lot of money that could have some pretty dramatic effects on a lot of peoples lives. It would be a really lovely story to see that delivered and to see people get these windfalls that they have been waiting for, for a long time.” — Andy Pag

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Friday 22nd Feb, 2019

    Company: Mt. Gox Legal

    Role: Creator and Elected Administrator

    The Mt. Gox story is incredibly complicated. The first Bitcoin exchange, crea...

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    What Bitcoin Did #79 Reviving Mt. Gox With Brock Pierce

    February 22nd, 2019 by DSholla

    “If someone came to me today and said should I put my money in this or banks I’d say no, you should keep your money in the bank, banks are better than we are today.” — Brock Pierce

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Wednesday 13th Feb, 2019

    Brock Pierce…hmmm…

    A man with a questionable history in Bitcoin and wrapped up in the Mt. Gox story. With Gox Rising Brock has a plan to help creditors but what are his incentives? The creditors I have spoken to...

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    What Bitcoin Did #78 Kim Nilsson on His Investigation Into Mt. Gox

    February 21st, 2019 by DSholla

    “We expect more from this position, that is why we usually put people in these elevated positions, to be able to make the right decisions and Mark kind of ended up there more by accident.” — Kim Nilsson

    Interview Location: Skype

    Interview Date: Wednesday 20th Feb, 2019

    Company: WizSec

    Role: Chief Engineer

    Mark Karpeles has had many accusations thrown at him since the collapse of Mt. Gox, including being the architect of the theft himself. Many people ...

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    What Bitcoin Did #77 Daniel Kelman on the Creditors of Mt. Gox and Civil Rehabilitation

    February 20th, 2019 by DSholla

    “When this all happened I hated Mark, but now I don’t because I understand a lot more about what went on.” — Daniel Kelman

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Tuesday 12th Feb, 2019

    Company: OceanEx

    Role: Chief Strategy Officer

    The victims of Mt. Gox are the creditors, those who lost their Bitcoin when the company entered into bankruptcy arrangements. For years they have battled for a fair civil rehabilitation plan and suffered delay after de...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #76 Mark Karpelès on the Collapse of Mt. Gox

    February 19th, 2019 by DSholla

    “I am very sorry about the way things went; I wish I could go back and fix things. There is only so much I can do so I just continue helping and making sure people get as much as help as they can.” — Mark Karpelès

    Interview location: Tokyo

    Interview date: Saturday 16th Feb, 2019

    Company: Mt. Gox

    Role: CEO

    The shadow of Mt. Gox still hangs over Bitcoin some five years after it collapsed. At the time it held 7% of all Bitcoin in circulation and was...

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    Categories: New Shows, The Blockcrunch

    The Blockcrunch - How Should We Build a Democracy on the Blockchain? — Chris McCoy (Storecoin)

    February 18th, 2019 by DSholla

    What would the three branches of the government look like...on the blockchain? This week, we continue our discussion on crypto governance with Storecoin, backed by Blocktower and Arrington XRP Capital, to find out.

    Founder Chris McCoy and I touch on:

    Why 1-coin-1-vote doesn't work How to creates a p2p democracy and its tradeoffs Whether a system of checks and balances makes sense Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

    Not finance advice. Spartan Capital and/or Jason may or may not have...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #75 Jed McCaleb on the Creation of Mt. Gox

    February 18th, 2019 by DSholla

    “A big part of the reason I handed it off to Mark is that the amount of effort that you need to put into security is something I didn’t want to do.” — Jed McCaleb

    Interview location: San Francisco

    Interview date: Wednesday 30th Jan, 2019

    Company: Stellar

    Role: Cofounder

    In February 2014 Mt. Gox suspended trading and filed for bankruptcy after approximately 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen, at the time, valued at more than $450m. At the time of its demis...

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