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Keep on Hashing! The most engaging blockchain podcast you'll find! Join Neal and Nathan as we look at Bitcoin, Ethereum, all manner of other cryptocurrencies, interview noteable Blockchain startups, and look at the economic forces that shape the cryptoverse

Keep on Hashing! The most engaging blockchain podcast you'll find! Join Neal and Nathan as we look at Bitcoin, Ethereum, all manner of other cryptocurrencies, interview noteable Blockchain startups, and look at the economic forces that shape the cryptoverse
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Keep on Hashing! The most engaging blockchain podcast you'll find! Join Neal and Nathan as we look at Bitcoin, Ethereum, all manner of other cryptocurrencies, interview noteable Blockchain startups, and look at the economic forces that shape the cryptoverse






#140 - Interview with Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.AI

Will AI Eat the world or will it benefit everyone? Fetch.AI hopes the latter. Today I chat with Humayun Sheikh, CEO and Cofounder of Fetch.AI. They are building a blockchain platform that lets developers monetize their prediction AIs with the hope that the benefits of AI and data will be available to all instead of centralized with large corporate entities. We talked about what decentralization really means in the economy of the future and how it can be at odds with the core business...


#139 - Exchanger Danger

Hash rates have gone down all around the cryptoverse with the continued downward trend of crypto prices. But another danger lurks in the corner - With lower volumes and profitability there's a possibility of consolidation in crypto exchanges as smaller exchanges close and larger exchanges add new trading pairs. This means there is a danger of losing our crypto if we are keeping it on an account in an exchange. Therefore now is the time to look at exchanges. What are they, why are there so...


138 - Blockchain 4 Africa - APG Debrief with David Doepel

Nathan has been travelling! At the end of November 2018, Nathan was invited by former Nigerian President Obasanjo to attend the formal inauguration of the Africa Progress Group in Abeokuta Nigeria. There has been a high interest in blockchain's potential to address corruption, and so Nathan participated in a side event on blockchain hosted by Murdoch University and the African Development Bank. There was an incredible amount of enthusiasm toward blockchain from some of the most powerful...


#137 - Hash rated, difficulty, and tinfoil hats

There's blood on the crypto floor and we all want to know why. That's why we are releasing a bonus episode this week! Some of the statistics we watch are the Bitcoin hash rates and the hash difficulty. Both are going down right now, and so we have a talk about what they are, what it means now that they're going down, then we truly break out the tinfoil hats and speculate on how likely it is that a big crypto conspiracy is manipulating the price! A good time is had by all, so come and join...


#136 - Real Blockchain, Real Estate!

Greetings fellow hashers! Today Nathan is travelling, so the dynamic duo pre-recorded an episode talking about the potential to tokenize real estate. Hopefully no major crypto news has broken this week! What rights should be granted to a holder of a real estate token? Is it truly a security? If equity in your home is traded with a security token on a blockchain, can someone perform a hostile takeover of your home? We speculate on it all...


#135 - Interview with Jamal Hassim of

Is there still utility in a utility token? Does a bear market mean no more ICOs? Jamal Hassim, CEO of Bolt.Global doesn't think so. Bolt is a decentralized, blockchain based content delivery system optimized for mobile in emerging markets. They have been operating for over 2 years now delivering 5-7 minute videos with a token-based infrastructure that helps independent content creators avoid the pitfalls of being dominated by the big players. They firmly believe that those with good...


#134 - The Sky is Falling!

Apparently all it takes is Nathan leaving the continent for a few minutes and bam, Bitcoin falls through the floor! Well... maybe it's not all Nathan's fault. So today our heroes try to pick up the pieces and make sense of this crypto bear market. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***News Flash*** Join us on Telegram! Better than slack!...


#133 - Interview with JP Thieriot, Universal Protocol Cofounder and Head of Strategy

Blockchains do not like to talk to each other. Universal protocol aims to change all that. Today we talk with JP Thieriot, Cofounder of Universal Protocol, allowing an exchange of assets between different blockchains. Universal wraps digital assets in an ERC-20 token allowing a seamless experience of transferring digital funds. We touch on the topics of tradeoffs and what the balance should be between decentralization and usability in the blockchain...


#132 - Fork Off, BCH!

The indicators can all be positive, but we all know that unexpected events can throw all of our projections in a tizzy. This week we were all hit by the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Bitcoin Cash is in the middle of a civil war with two factions splitting into different coins, and each attempting to sink the other. Craig Wright, pretender to the Satoshi Nakamoto throne, is with one faction, BCH SV, and Jihan Wu from Bitmain with the other, BCH ABC. It's a fight to the finish in a war of...


#131 - Interview with Daniel Bar, Cofounder and Chairman of Tenzorum

If blockchain protocols remain difficult to use, we will not see mass adoption. Gas prices, exchanges, multiple tokens to use a simple DApp... these are all challenges that Tenzorum is striving to overcome. Today we talk with Daniel Bar, Tenzorum's Cofounder and Chairman about the importance of onboarding and how at each major crypto jump we see the creation of a new base of code and tools that can help prepare the way for a true crypto mass...


#130 - The Altcoin Rebound

Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting Altcoins! That's right fellow crypto enthusiasts, altcoins are back. In the past few weeks a number of non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies have seen a rally, adding weight to the idea that people are excited for crypto again. Is this a temporary move, or are we in for a rebirth of the retail ICO market? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***News Flash*** Join us on Telegram! Better than...


#129 - Cop Out

Greetings Lovelies! I had a nice interview all lined up but sadly a train delayed him and we couldn't record. So it's ok we'll get that to you next time. In the meantime enjoy my musings on decentralization, how to prevent large companies from capturing all the value of the blockchain ecosystem and what I think will be the next creative step for harnessing the true potential of disruptive blockchain incentive...


#128 - Responsible Sourcing with Minespider and Blockhead

It's conference season and Nathan is on the road! Today's episode was recorded on the convention floor at the annual meeting of the Responsible Minerals Initiative in Santa Clara, California. Nathan shared the stage with Cisco, Everledger and Blockhead Technologies talking about how Blockchain will impact the mining and minerals industry and make responsible sourcing a reality, and afterwards Blockhead's own Eric Weaver and Kevin Manship sat down to chat about the state of the minerals...


#127 - The Davids Discuss Malta Blockchain Regulation

Tis conference season! Everyone is travelling the world, and Nathan unfortunately was unable to attend the Malta Blockchain Summit because he is in California at the annual conference of the Responsible Minerals Initiative. However we do have an opportunity in that we have deputized our good friend and local correspondent David Doepel. David is the CEO of Demand Film, has appeared on our podcast a few times, and today took the time to talk about the new Maltese blockchain regulations with...


#126 - Bitcoin - the new stable coin!

Everything in the market has been acting like crypto recently: tech stocks, cannabis stocks, even the S&P 500. The only exception... is Bitcoin! Were the prophecies true? Will Bitcoin act inversely to the market as the new gold, the ultimate hedge? Or is this a quirk caused by other one-time factors, not to be repeated? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in this podcast are not financial...


#125 - Phrasekeeper - Interview with Martin Gauer

It's always best to sell the shovels during a gold rush, and Martin Gauer is doing just that. He is the founder of Phrasekeeper - a copper tablet and toolkit that lets you punch your wallet's pass phrase into permanence. We had a good laugh when I asked if he'd engrave my pass key for me (if you're new... that's a bad idea, like giving a stranger your bank account PIN), and talked about the importance of key management and how it will help adoption in the long run. Phrasekeeper is doing a...


#124 - The institutional Bitcoin backdoor

Mike Novogratz's crypto merchant bank, Galaxy Digital has been announced as the first alpha crypto custory client of Fidelity Digital Assets. This is big news as it signals a major instituional entry into crypto that barely registered a blip in the bitcoin price. Is this a sign of a coming flood of institutional money into crypto? And what will this mean in the long term for the decentralization of crypto in general? Nathan and Neal team up to discuss the...


#122 - The Visa Office

Today I (Nathan) got up before the dawn to stand in line at the visa office to ask if I could pretty please stay in Germany. It was a long time to wait, and it got me thinking of how blockchain might apply here. Spoiler alert: They gave it to me. I can stay! Also yes, I know the episode before was 123. It bought episode 122's place in line. Shut up. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you're in Berlin on Oct 25th, come to...


#123 - Yale has a crypto fund?

The big players are indeed getting into crypto, with millions being poured into the market. But why hasn't that yet resulted in a price spike? Is the separation of the OTC market from the retail market priming the pump for a strong fourth quarter? Or will we have a repeat of the post-Consensus disappointment? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you're in Berlin on Oct 25th, come to the Blockchain Society Berlin...


#121 - All Aboard the Q4 Hype Train!

There are a lot of indicators looking positive for a good finish to the year for crypto, and today Nathan and Neal drink a bit of the Kool-Aid and climb aboard the hype train. Has the strong US Dollar been supressing the crypto markets? Will the new NAFTA deal help the turnaround? We don't know, but that won't stop us from raising our expectations up to 11! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in...