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    Categories: Distributed Dialogues

    Distributed Dialogues EP #12 - Robot On My Shoulder

    December 17th, 2018 by DSholla

    "I don't have to know everything all at once, the AI is supplementing that so I have the world's knowledge about what's likely for this particular patient in front of me and probably what's not."

    — Dr. Alan Pitt

    Artificial intelligence is a big term, it's often misused and applies to a number of different applications and industries. It's also very polarizing and people usually fall into one of two camps; either they're wild fanboys about it or terrified beyond the capacity f...

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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...

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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...

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    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...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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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...

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    Categories: What Bitcoin Did

    What Bitcoin Did #50 Crypto Regulations With The SEC's Hester Peirce

    November 24th, 2018 by DSholla

    “Just because you are calling something Crypto does not mean you can ignore the rules we have had in place for years, but I do think we also need to be willing to open the doors a little bit wider for innovation.”

    — Hester Peirce

    Interview location: Washington

    Interview date: Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

    Organization: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    Role: Commissioner

    As the market for cryptocurrencies has grown, so has the oversight from the various regulat...

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