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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    Distributed Dialogues EP #17 - Low Hanging Fruit

    February 15th, 2019 by DSholla

    "Once people become comfortable with blockchain ... Remember, blockchain is really tainted by bitcoin, which is tainted by the dark web. Healthcare is looking at it going, "Oh my God, this is a creepy space. We don't want any piece of this." Well, that's a problem if you're an entrepreneur. You want to choose something that has minimum amount of regulation, biggest upside possible, get everybody comfortable, move forward." - Dr. Alan Pitt


    Many companies in the healthcare secto...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #74 How Bitcoin Works With Matt Corallo

    February 15th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Bitcoin is the culmination of 30 years of attempts at building digital money for the internet.” — Matt Corallo

    Interview location: London

    Interview date: Thursday 7th Feb, 2019

    Company: Chaincode Labs

    Role: CEO

    What is Bitcoin? Is it digital gold? Is it money?

    Whoever I put this question to, the answer always changes but one thing that is consistent is that it always retains to technology and value. Perhaps Bitcoin is therefore many things which...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #73 How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank with Bill Barhydt

    February 12th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Abra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.” — Bill Barhydt

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019

    Company: ABRA

    Role: CEO

    The dot-com bubble burst when companies were unable to deliver on the expected promise of a boom in e-commerce. Companies raised too much money and were unable to drive the sales volume which supported their ambitious infrastructure and share price.

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    Categories: New Shows, The Blockcrunch

    The Blockcrunch - How Maker Became Ethereum's Biggest Project - Rune Christensen (Founder, MakerDao)

    February 11th, 2019 by DSholla

    More than $240M worth of ETH are locked up in MakerDao's smart contracts, making it the largest project on Ethereum in terms of value locked up (beyond direct speculation). Founder Rune Christensen joins us on this special episode.

    We touch on:

    • The origins of Dai and its adoption so far
    • How will Maker scale?
    • Maker's stabilization mechanism and governance
    • How would Maker bootstrap a new synthesized asset?

    Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)

    Rate and subscribe!

    **Not...

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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    Distributed Dialogues EP #16 - Amazon, Nashville and the Future of Healthcare

    February 8th, 2019 by DSholla

    "I think, more likely, you're going to see, let's say, an Amazon come in and maybe partner with an HCA and figure out how to streamline some things." - Blake Farmer

    Nashville has long been the center of the healthcare industry and with Amazon's announcement to establish a 5000 job branch there, it's no secret that they could potentially expand their already dominant services into the healthcare sector. Such a move would not only create more jobs but also stimulate local and state econ...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #72 Truth, Lies and Blockchains with JW Weatherman

    February 8th, 2019 by DSholla

    “I think we underestimate how many people are getting paid to be scammers in this space.” — JW Weatherman

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Sunday 3rd Feb, 2019

    What is a scam in crypto? Is it the explicit decision to defraud investors by raising funds for a project you have no intention to build? Does it include projects where the founders make claims to be developing technology which they are not sure they can create? Should it include altcoins which are ...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #71 - Update on the Political Crisis in Venezuela

    February 6th, 2019 by DSholla

    “Just the idea of getting paid in something you need to immediately need to get rid off is a huge problem.” — Mauricio Bartolomeo

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Wednesday 6th Feb, 2019

    Following the January 3rd protests in Venezuela and Juan Guaido declaring himself as the interim president, I invited three Venezuelan nationals to discuss the current political crisis:

    Alejandro Machado - [Caracas Chronicles](https://www.caracaschronicles.com/author/alejandro-...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #70 Privacy and Zcash with Zooko Wilcox

    February 5th, 2019 by DSholla

    “If you have sufficiently weak privacy, then that causes centralisation.” — Zooko Wilcox

    Interview location: Skype

    Interview date: Tuesday 22nd Jan, 2019

    Company: Zcash

    Role: Founder and CEO

    One of the significant failings of Digicash, the David Chaum pre-Bitcoin digital currency was centralisation. Decentralisation has become one of the core components of what has made Bitcoin work and a success; shutting it down is only possible under extreme circu...

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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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