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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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Canada

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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

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English

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#122 - The Visa Office

10/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:11:57

#123 - Yale has a crypto fund?

10/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:41

#121 - All Aboard the Q4 Hype Train!

10/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:11

#120 - Interview with John Wu, CEO of Sharespost DAG

10/4/2018
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It's important to keep the fingers on the pulse of the institutional investors and financial markets. And these fingers are feeling the beat of the security token! Today I talk with John Wu, CEO of the Digital Assets Group of Sharespost. John comes from the financial market and technology investment background and saw the opportunity in crypto. The excitement is real among the big corporates for crypto, and John and I discuss the pieces that have to come into place for the real money to...

Duration:00:17:05

#119 - Blockchain Without Crypto?

10/1/2018
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"I like blockchain but I don't like cryptocurrency" It's a phrase that gets tossed around a lot at larger companies moving to experiment with blockchain projects. Many companies are wary of cryptocurrency, partly because of shady practices of the 2017 hype, and partly because it's an easy sales line for large proprietary DLTs. But can we really split the crypto from the blockchain? What do we lose if we...

Duration:00:15:16

#118 - Interview with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo.io

9/27/2018
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Today we speak with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo, a blockchain base protocol that uses sidechains as a way of balancing big companies' need for privacy and transparency at the same time. Phil comes from a background of working with open source projects such as Red Hat, and we talk about what makes a truly open source project, and whether blockchain's distributed past will continue to an open future, or whether proprietary technology and patents will dominate the space. You can check out the...

Duration:00:18:22

#117 - Blockchain 4 Africa

9/24/2018
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With Neal away for a wedding, Nathan is joined by his good friend and chair of the Africa Research Group at Murdoch University to speak about Blockchain's potential for development in Africa. This conversation is a leadup to an event on October the 5th in Berlin that will have as keynote Peter Eigen, Co-chair of the Africa Progress Group and founder of Transparency International. For a free ticket...

Duration:00:15:14

#116 - The Crypto Game!

9/17/2018
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It's time for the world's new favourite game show, The Crypto Game! To a hammer, every problem is a nail, and to a blockchain person, every problem is a blockchain problem. To play the crypto game, one of our hosts has to toss a problem at the other, who then has to use blockchain in such a way as to address that problem! Fun for the whole family! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in this...

Duration:00:13:19

#115 - (PART 2) Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO

9/15/2018
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Welcome to part two! I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson. Rob wrote a highly influential report on blockchain and its application and influence in the Australian context, and we had a long conversation about the future of blockchain, how people in academic and state institutions are warming up to it, and how it can be applied, especially in an African context. We got pretty deep into the...

Duration:00:25:48

114 - Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO. (Part 1)

9/14/2018
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What happens when 2 podcasters interview each other? You're about to find out! I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson. Rob wrote a highly influential report on blockchain and its application and influence in the Australian context, and we had a long conversation about the future of blockchain, how people in academic and state institutions are warming up to it, and how it can be applied, especially in an...

Duration:00:18:53

#113 - Why, Ether, Why?

9/10/2018
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Happy fall everyone! The school year begins, Nathan and Neal are back in the saddle, and Ether is taking a pounding, even more than Bitcoin and other cryptos. Is it fate or is there something larger at play, and what can pull the market out of its slump? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in this podcast are not financial experts and are not offering financial...

Duration:00:17:09

#112 - Interview with David Doepel of Demand Film

9/6/2018
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The glitz and glamour of show biz! Demand Film is using crypto to disrupt the independent film industry. I had the opportunity a few weeks back to attend the red-carpet screening of the movie Schneeflockchen and interview the CEO of Demand Film, David Doepel. David and his team are using crypto to decentralize independent film promotion, removing inefficient middlement and rewarding people who are interested in and support these films, and it is an interesting example of how a niche yet...

Duration:00:13:00

#111 - Back from Summer Break

9/4/2018
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It's been a week and a half, but no we didn't forget about you. What we forgot was our podbean password to upload all the episodes we had prepared while Nathan was travelling! Oops. But now we're back and as we get rolling into September here's Nathan describing what's been going on in his trip to Perth Australia for the Africa Down Under conference. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in...

Duration:00:10:51

#110 - Interview with Ryan Taylor, Dash Core CEO

8/23/2018
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Today just a few weeks after getting to meet Bradley Zastrow I had the honour of speaking with Ryan Taylor, the Dash Core CEO. Ryan comes from a Wall Street background and has important insights into how big institutions view crypto and what the shortcomings of existing payment systems are. It was a fascinating conversation, thank you so much Ryan for coming on the show. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that...

Duration:00:33:15

#109 - Throw it in an institution!

8/21/2018
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People are anxious for insitutions to start investing in Bitcoin for good reason - the influx of money will drive the price to the moon. But what are the real barriers to institutional adoption? How should large companies manage their private keys, deal with insurance and custody, or protect themselves against confidence scams? And is the influx of institutional money even in line with the original Bitcoin vision of a decentralized currency without the need of trusted third...

Duration:00:23:00

#108 - Interview with Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.AI

8/16/2018
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Scientific research is very centralized, which means the incentives for academic researchers are not aligned. Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.Ai is trying to change that. With Project Aiur, Anita and her team aim to shake up the world of academic publishing, meaning increased accessibility to research, incentives for proper peer review, incentives for publishing undesirable results, and more! It's a big vision for the world of academia, but is academia ready for...

Duration:00:18:10

#107 - Bakkt to the Future

8/13/2018
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There may be a crypto winter but the big boys are still playing. The owner of the NYSE is launching Bakkt, a crypto exchange that has the backing of Microsoft, BCG and Starbucks. Does this mean mainstream acceptance of crypto? Could this mean a first move toward security token exchanges? Or nothing more than a quick pilot project with a lot of hype? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the speakers in this...

Duration:00:22:48

#106 - Interview with Bradley Zastrow, Global Business Development, Dash

8/9/2018
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Dash is one of the top 100 coins and has its roots as an early fork of Bitcoin. It aims to be digital cash, incorporating features such as instant send, private transactions, and a self-funded, self governing organizational structure. Today Bradley Zastrow, the head of Global Business Development for Dash joins us to announce their partnership with Rewards.com and to talk about the challenges crypto faces to achieve mass market...

Duration:00:24:45

#105 - Corporate interest in blockchain cooling, but do they really get it?

8/6/2018
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As the world swelters, Neal and Nathan take to discussing one thing that may be cooling: corporate interest in blockchain. Reading through a Bloomburg article on the topic, we look at reasons for the slowdown, and the challenge corporates have of understanding what blockchain is all about in the first...

Duration:00:22:32

#104 - Interview with Lorne Lantz CTO of Formosa Financial

8/2/2018
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Bitcoin is revolutionary technology because it allows a way to electronically transfer funds without trusting a third party. But what happens when you need to interact with the off-chain world? Or when you have a large amount of crypto assets sitting on a bookshelf vulnerable to theft? Crypto startups need bank accounts, insurance, brokerages, custodial services and more, and financial institutions are reluctant to work with crypto startups because of the regulatory and financial risks...

Duration:00:25:01