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Episode 41: Simplifying Bitcoin Development, with Bcoin

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee, and Dr. Petty sit down with Buck Perley, one of the core developers for Bcoin, the node.js fullnode implementation of Bitcoin. Their team has been hard at work on new modular components and plugins that make interacting with the bitcoin blockchain, and building applications atop of bitcoin, more seamless. Their newest project, bPanel, is the first ever Blockchain Management System (BMS) that takes advantage of bcoin, to allow developers to...


Episode 40: Easy Money, Hard Regulations, with

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Erica, and Dee sit down (literally this time, in the same room!) with Mason Borda of Tokensoft. Tokensoft is a compliance, white-label platform that assists companies/engineers bring their ICO to fruition in a legally compliant manner. As we’ve see the recent crackdown from regulators on ICOs in many jurisdictions, we’ve reached a point where you have to do thinks by the book. Mason is the one helping to write that book, so we got him on the show to...


Episode 39: Bridging Crypto Funds and Venture, with Lisa Cuesta

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and new guest host Erica Amatori, sit down with Lisa Cuesta of Next Gen Ventures to discuss investing and the parallels between crypto investing and traditional VC investing. Lisa previously worked at Google, Pepsi, and holds an MBA from Harvard -- she's a seasoned tech-focused professional, and we discuss insights and lessons learned she's picked up through her career thus far. If you're keen on crypto investing and its many nuances, this is...


Episode 38: Crypto Taxes Made Easy, with TokenTax

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Zachary McClure of They're essentially the Turbo Tax of crypto. They provide a service for the most cost effective method for crypto tax accountancy (a magical science); enabling you the ability to calculate and claim your capital gains on your crypto taxes in the most sensible way possible. It has a great UI and UX, and we wanted to help bring this service to everyone's attention as tax season in the U.S. is...


Episode 36: Coinbase, Women, and Empowerment, with Kristen Stone

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Petty and Demetrick finally sit down with our first female guest on the show, Kristen Stone from Coinbase. Don't judge us, we're gonna ensure she's not the last, not to worry. Kristen took time in her busy day working hard behind the scenes to help build and scale Coinbase, to discuss with us her past, insights on Coinbase's day-to-day culture, and how our rapidly evolving industry can work to empower, involve, and create an inviting environment for...


Episode 34: Developers Developers Developers, with

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty sit down with Mahesh Murthy, CEO and Founder of If you've ever used Code Academy or Udemy to get up to speed on a technical topic, then you'll love Zastrin. His platform has been bootstrapped, designed, built, and managed from the ground up, solo dolo. Mahesh is a gift to the Ethereum community; his dedication has created many new novice and intermediate developers, on-boarding them into this exciting new way to build...


Episode 33: Incentivizing Creators Online, with Props

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with tech veteran Adi Sideman, as we discuss his latest project "Props" by the existing company "YouNow". Props plans to be a live streaming video platform/social network with built in rewards and incentives powered by their ERC20 "Props" token. Listen as we dig in and try to figure out whats got Union Square Ventures and Comcast Ventures excited; while getting the lowdown on the technical aspirations behind the platform. Show Links:...


Episode 32: Greasing the Blockchain, with Spankchain

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty sit down with the Founder and CEO of Spankchain, Ameen Soleimani. Spankchain is a platform for monetized webcam streaming; utilizing what are called Ethereum "state channels" to facilitate realtime payments over live-streaming adult video content. Spankchain also plans to debut the first ever "state-channel ICO" which will enable them to more precisely price their token before it reaches market, alleviate congestion on the Ethereum...


Episode 31: Settling the Score, with CoinScore

On this episode of CoinScore, McKie and Dee are joined by Aram Barnett of Alluminate/CoinScore. Aram's company have a multiple strategic business units, and one we're really excited about it CoinScore. Their platform will be a Bloomberg like solution for analyzing crypto coins/tokens, providing information and tools for institutional investors, private investors, and more. A platform this robust deserves a discussion (we got a sneak peak). CoinScore launches late-October, this should get...


Episode 30: To Bee or Not to Bee

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Corey Petty, and Dee sit down with Jonathan Chou from Bee Token. Jon is working with a word-class team of Silicon Valley engineers and designers on a AirBnB-esque service for the Ethereum public blockchain; complete with its own token, of course! We discuss his background, vision for the platform, and what lead up to its creation. At some point, McKie copies the voice of the pervert from Family Guy, the moviephone guys voice, and Dee pretends he’s...


Episode 29: Making Sense of

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with the founders of, Max Brody and Cameron Hejazi. Cent, presently, is a Quora-like Q&A platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Their service allows you to post questions with monetary bounties via Ethereum smart-contracts. By being a member of Cent, you can then answer questions, and in return received Ether for your valuable insights/contributions. Members of the site then vote on the various answers posted to each...


Episode 28: Securing the Metaverse, with Decentraland

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee, and Petty take a trip into the crazy world of Ethereum + VR. Yeah that's right, 2017 is lit, and Decentraland is about to combine two very pivotal, innovative technologies to create a completely free, sovereign virtual reality where we can truly express ourselves; free from centralized control or potential corruption. VR is about to take over the world in a big way, what better than to blend that with another world-changing technology like...


Episode 27: and We Didn't Even Know It

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Tyler and Max from the Poet team. Poet aims to solve the problem content attribution, by utilizing blockchain technology (bitcoin), their service allows you to submit timestamped metadata to create an immutable timestamp of original written work/media. This will prove authenticity of a piece of written work online, and allow content creators to more effectively get credit for their hard work online. Show Link(s) Poet...


Episode 26: Off the Grid, with Grid+

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie & Petty enter a mental handicap cage match in our first ever triple-header with some of the team behind Grid+. Their project aims to create P2P decentralized markets for sharing and selling energy using Ethereum-based smart contracts. Their project aims to tap into the sustainability movement as a way to assist in bootstrapping the Ethereum network; in similar ways to how AOL trojan-horsed dial-up internet use and the internet with the use of mailable...


Episode 25: Building Digital Communities, with District0x

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Joe Urgo and Matus Lestan of the District0x team. What originally started as a few Ethereum-based token contracts for creating a service for freelancing, has now evolved into an upcoming system for creating and managing digital communities and decentralized markets called “Districts”. McKie and Petty dive in and ask questions about their vision, current partnerships for interoperable functionality (i.e. with Aragon), in order...


Episode 24: Bringing Crypto to the World, with Prince EA

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with motivational speaker, rapper, YouTube star, Prince EA. Prince EA is known for being a lyrical poet of the spoken word, previously a rapper that performed with Grammy award winning artists like Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, DJ Khaled...he once even hugged Oprah. Amazing. So, we had to introduce him to crypto and have him help us on our mission to bringing crypto to the masses. We talk about crypto investing, societal impacts, how...


Episode 23: Unmasking the Future, with Metamask

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty are joined by Dan Finlay from the Metamask team. Metamask is a chrome extension that enables you to access a variety of different ethereum related tokens in order to transact and interact with the web - with the additional capabilities of interfacing with the Ethereum public chain. Their plugin and service has exploded in popularity, and developers are using it to embed Ethereum related functionality into traditional webpages....


Episode 22: Tackling the Real Estate Dinosaur, with REX

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie is completely solo; he sits down with Stephen and Russel from REX. REX is seeking to cater to the real estate market, using Ethereum and smart contracts to connect home buyers, vendors, and agents from all over the world. Real estate listings and buying homes can be a fairly complex process; their project aims to simplify this process, from listings, to escrow, to closing. These gentleman believe the real estate industry is ripe for a product like...


Episode 21: Building Unstoppable Organizations, with Aragon

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down and chat with Luis Cuende of Aragon. Luis discusses his many tech-related accomplishments leading up to the creation of Aragon, as well as his vision for future of the platform. He gives us opinions on a few other Ethereum projects he has his eyes on, and provides us with advice to share with other budding developer/entrepreneur hybrids like himself. Show Links: Aragon Project: Intro/Outro Music "Na'Wow" by Umai:...


Episode 20: Building Across the Globe, with ConsenSys

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty are joined by John Lilic of ConsenSys. John's role has been busy working to proliferate their vision for Ethereum everywhere, all over the globe across various enterprise sectors. They've been very successful thus far (have you seen the price of ETH? lol jk); so John fills us in our their vision for ensuring as the Ethereum ecosystem matures, no one is left behind. Very eye opening discussion on just how far ConsenSys is going to...


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