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    The Ether Review #51 — Hack Ether Camp: There Can be Only One

    December 20th, 2016 by Legendface66

    In Brief: Round 2 of the biggest hackathon in blockchain is nearing it's apex. On the 22nd of December a winner will be announced. Today the man behind the hack.ether.camp virtual accelerator, Roman Mandeleil looks back over the last two months of competition and explains how the platform operates. Then we hear from some of the leading contestants:

    Once artchain has been established, the art market can be securitized, which has heretofore been an impossibility. This is the Blockchain Revoluti...

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    The Ether Review #50 — Tezos, Forkless Protocol Upgrades

    December 12th, 2016 by Legendface66

    In Brief: Tezos is a blockchain based smart contract platform that incorporates protocol level governance, modular design, and a functional scripting language. Pretty much the shopping list of features the Ethereum community is looking for. Yes, Yes, I know this is supposed to be a show about Ethereum, but examining emerging platforms is the best way to understand what the people with the deepest understanding would like to see changed in the protocol.

    Tezos is modular, designed to enable dr...

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    The Ether Review #49 - Digital Markets and Steemfest

    December 1st, 2016 by Legendface66

    In today's episode we compare two books by William Mougayar: Opening Digital Markets (1997), and The Business Blockchain(2016). We also discuss the Steemfest conference which took place in Amsterdam last month.

    William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, venture advisor and angel investor, who previously held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard and Cognizant. He is the founder of Startup Management (http://startupmanagement.org/) where he blogs and curates on start-ups and the cryptocurrency economy...

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    The Ether Review <5:00 - Polkadot & Melonport

    November 25th, 2016 by Legendface66

    In Brief: Melon is a protocol and asset management software suite for setting up and managing portfolios containing cryptocurrencies. It achieves this through the use of the Polkadot blockchain network.

    Raison D’etre

    Polkadot, designed by Gavin Wood, is like an internet of blockchains. It is the communication protocol that Melon needed to manage digital assets across multiple blockchains. Right now there is no safe way to give the ability to secure and manage digital assets to another e...

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    The Ether Review #48 - Tracking A Hacker

    November 20th, 2016 by Legendface66

    In Brief: The DAO hacker and Geth attacker have left a trail of evidence that can provide high quality identifying information about their persons.

    Bok Khoo is an actuary in the finance industry and software enthusiast. Recently Bok has turned his interest toward blockchain forensics. In particular tracing malicious actors on the Ethereum network.

    www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/100-tri…in-shanghai/ www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/the-ong…eum-attacks/ www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/commen…w...

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    The Ether Review #47 — Epic Infrastructure in China

    November 15th, 2016 by Legendface66

    In Brief: Chinese multinational, Wanxiang Group, has purchased over 700 hectares of land on which to build a smart city where it plans to experiment with blockchain based organizational systems.

    Wanxiang Group is a Chinese multinational focused primarily on automotive parts manufacturing. Recently Wanxiang has been moving into finance and agriculture. Now, with the establishment of the Wanxiang Blockchain Labs research organization and Fenbushi Capital investment fund, Wanxiang is making big...

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    The Ether Review #46 - Curtis Yarvin & Galen Wolfe-Pauly on Urbit

    November 7th, 2016 by Legendface66

    Sometimes the urge to layer in-jokes into a podcast title is impossible to resist. . . and then 24hrs later you change it.

    The effort to understand the significance of type based and functional programming languages led me to the Urbit project. This attempt to re-design the internet is one of a number of technologies that have evolved alongside blockchain and address some of the same problems. The Urbit developer's focus on mechanical perfection is a sensibility worth observing.

    The first ...

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    The Ether Review #45 - Australia - Agricultural Finance, Financial Assets, & Antipiracy

    November 3rd, 2016 by Legendface66

    In many ways still a frontier nation, Australia's style of innovation is practical and direct. Three of the startups covered in todays interviews come from industries outside of tech, each looking to blockchain to solve a problem unique to their industries. Finhaus Labs, a research and consulting team offers supporting services and friendly advice to these, and the rest of the local blockchain business community.

    Interviews: Nick Addison, Finhaus Labs Connor Svendsen, independent

    Emma We...

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    The Ether Review #43 - BHP, Tracking the Most Valuable Rock on Earth

    October 21st, 2016 by Legendface66

    Core samples from oil wells can be worth more than gold. BHP Billiton, one of the largest mining companies in the world, is piloting a program to track their custodianship and provenance using IPFS and Ethereum.

    Not only is this an interesting use case, but it is also the first time we have seen a production deployment of both IPFS and Ethereum.

    If you would like to contact Tyler, please email me at the address mentioned in the podcast.

    twitter.com/FreeMyVunk twitter.com/arthurfalls

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    The Ether Review #42 - Dominic Williams, Dfinity and Infinite Scaling

    October 18th, 2016 by Legendface66

    Dominic Williams is a cryptographic researcher focussed on scaling and the representation of real world assets in digital form. Dfinity, Dominic’s infinitely scalable virtual machine, is simple, and extremely powerful.

    This is the third time I’ve interviewed Dominic. The first was for the final episode of Beyond Bitcoin. Dominic enters at the 1hr 32min mark to explain Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance. The second was in February 2016 on The Ether Review to discuss his work on synthetic ...

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