BlockChannel-logo

BlockChannel

Technology Podcasts

BlockChannel, is a crypto show dedicated to educating the world on the power of blockchain based technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Handshake. Episodes whenever we feel like it - deal with it. Creator: Steven McKie.

BlockChannel, is a crypto show dedicated to educating the world on the power of blockchain based technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Handshake. Episodes whenever we feel like it - deal with it. Creator: Steven McKie.

Location:

United States

Description:

BlockChannel, is a crypto show dedicated to educating the world on the power of blockchain based technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Handshake. Episodes whenever we feel like it - deal with it. Creator: Steven McKie.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 72: Bitcoin and American Values, with Nic Carter

5/24/2020
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty have an astute conversation with Nic Carter, GP of Castle Island Ventures and Twitter renowned Bitcoin enthusiast. We like the way Nic thinks about dollarization, governance, and how they coincide with certain aspects of bitcoin, such as its distribution, to better understand its tech and where its going in the future. This episode is a tad longer than usual, but we think you'll enjoy the lack of brevity in this one. Show Link(s):...

Duration:00:55:21

Episode 71: Crossing the River of Ethereum Governance, with Hudson Jameson

5/1/2020
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to sit with one of their favorite members of the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson. As one of the main managers of the EIP process as an active DevOps manager at the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson has a very high-touch role in managing and interpreting the emergence of developer consensus around the Ethereum protocol. Governance can be a complex topic, and one that is often misunderstood since decentralized...

Duration:00:44:53

Episode 70: Bitcoin, Handshake and Africa, with Yellowcard.io

3/31/2020
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee have a conversation on the history of creating a P2P bitcoin merchant exchange with Chris Maurice. He's been boots on the group helping to establish bitcoin dominance in Africa with his firm YellowCard. He breaks down what it takes to build a crypto business in Africa as a humble man from Alabama, his thoughts on growing Handshake in Africa, and how his firm helps to aid in crypto adoption. Show Link(s): YellowCard Website: http://Yellowcard.io...

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 69: The Evolution of Mix Tapes, with Audius

3/5/2020
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty and Dee finally may have found someone who can bring crypto + music & audio to the masses. We're joined by Roneil Rumburg, CEO of Audius, and an all around incredibly nice guy. He's sharp: he understands Ethereum; he built on Bitcoin back in the day; and is familiar with the music industry. His team realizes the barriers that stand between Audius, and mass adoption - and we think he just might succeed. We discuss the platform, his vision for...

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 68: The Future of Streaming Value, with Sablier

2/21/2020
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty and Dee are back with a new season, with fresh new faces and guests. To start off this season, we spoke to Paul Berg, CEO and Co-Founder of Sablier Finance. Many have sought to scale Ethereum transactions off-chain, with the use of Roll-ups/Plasma/State Channels, but Paul's team took a different approach. They're building an on-chain protocol for real-time payments; one that's lean, extendable, and a great PoC into how the future of real-time...

Duration:00:29:50

Episode 67: Inside the Mind of a Crypto Journalist, with Leigh Cuen

12/6/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty become journalists, for just this one time, as we interview a journalist from the industry who's quickly made a name for herself, Leigh Cuen. Leigh is a reporter from Coindesk and with a colorful past as a journalist with a broad range of focuses. She walks us through her process on how she seeks to provide objective truth and value into her reporting; as well as sharing valuable insights into how you should frame your perspective with...

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 66: Digital Money Takeover, with Kong Cash

12/4/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty join the founders Cameron Robertson (CEO) and Paul Gerhardt (CTO) to discuss what we believe is an innovation in bridging digital money with physical, secure digital hardware. They present us Kong, their digital cash equivalent: possessing the ability to act as a fungible representation of digital money, with a secure element and programmatic expiry which enables extraction of the funds at a future date. It's a very futuristic idea,...

Duration:00:40:38

Episode 65: Creating Crypto Product Engineers, with Austin Griffith

11/21/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a friendly chat with your favorite neighborhood developer, Austin Griffith. Creator of the burner wallet, Austin is one of the leading developers focused on usability and creating the "aha!" moments necessary to bridge traditional software developers and consumers, over into the bright and bountiful world of crypto. This is of course a technical, and a human-oriented task, and Austin has the chops to speak to developers/users in fun...

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 64: Scrubbing Blocks Clean, with WhiteBlock

10/10/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Zak Cole, CEO and blockchain-literate extraordinaire of WhiteBlock. They're working on the testing and implementation of cryptographically assured blockchain-based protocols; all built with their in-house designed open source testing suite. Their tools allow blockchain architects and developers the means to test their public chains in a more stringent real-world like environment so you they can quantify the fault tolerance,...

Duration:00:24:09

Episode 63: Layer 2 Privacy and ZCash, with Ayo Akinyele

9/6/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty have a well-rounded chat with Ayo Akinyele of Bolt Labs. His firm is pioneering greater privacy for layer 2 technology (think Lightning) but with a support for multiple different public chains. He imagines an interoperable future of interconnectivity, with a privacy first mindset. We go in-depth on his background and how he got here, and how he sees layer 2 technology to evolve, while building a sustainable business outside of...

Duration:00:52:28

Episode 62: Tightening Society's Bolts, with Vinay Gupta

8/25/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a nice long discussion on the future of humanity with Vinay Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Mattereum. His firm (after having successfully assisting in launching Ethereum) is building a way to merge legal, real-world contracts, with on-chain smart contracts on Ethereum. His belief is that the digitization of tangible resources will be pivotal in solving some of humanity's hardest problems - especially those in relation to climate change...

Duration:00:50:23

Episode 61: Inside the Mind of a Thot Leader, with Dean Eigenmann

8/15/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Petty's fellow co-worker, Dean Eigenmann, from Status. He's working on building an improved messaging protocol for Status, and is also working on the side on a Swift implementation of the ETH 2.0 Beacon chain. We learn more about Dean, as we go in deep to understand the mind of a real thot leader. Show Links: Yeeth Website: https://yeeth.af Intro/Outro Music “Badu” by Phay: https://soundcloud.com/phayweather/badu-prod-by-3am Show...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 60: Bridging Ethereum Wallets, with Pedro Gomes

8/14/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee have a chat with Pedro Gomez, the Founder and developer behind WalletConnect. As Ethereum based accounts and wallets proliferate, standards surrounding how they're accessed, and extended interoperability becomes ever more important. Pedro's effort are to simplify this process for developers of Ethereum wallet's and services, in order to improve the UX across dApps in the ecosystem. Show Links: WalletConnect: https://walletconnect.org...

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 59: Insights on Crypto Investing, with Ari Paul

8/4/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with the crypto twitter famous, Ari Paul. Ari is the head honcho at BlockTower capital, and comes from a background of endowment management at the University of Chicago; Ari is a traditional finance nerd turned crypto nerds. We have a solid discussion on some of his perspectives on investing, and Petty and McKie pick his brain for some new insights you might not have heard elsewhere. Show Links: BlockTower Site:...

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 58: Saving All the Chains, with Chainsafe

7/16/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty and Dee sit down with Aidan Hyman and Gregory Markou, the CEO and VP of Engineering from Chainsafe. Chainsafe builds tooling, implementations, and infrastructure to help maintain and interoperate major public blockchains. They aim to, overtime, make it much easier to build and deploy DApps on a variety of chains and services, in order to greatly lower the barrier to entry for new developers in crypto. Chainsafe considers themselves a chain...

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 57: Building for Crypto Developers, with Kyle Thomas

5/26/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Kyle Thomas, the CEO from Provide. Provide builds client libraries and APIs to simplify the management of deploying blockchain-based nodes to be used in production and for development. Their firm also has a new arm, called Provide Payments, where they are working on low-cost settlement using Ethereum and state channels. We discuss building for enterprises and gaining their adoption, and what it'll take for us to get there....

Duration:00:31:18

Episode 56: The Prognosis on ProgPow, with Kristy Minehan

4/11/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty are on a mission to get their heads wrapped around what ProgPow is attempting to accomplish as Kristy Minehan assists us in understanding her teams motivations and goals to retrofit Ethereum's hashing algorithm to deter the usage of ASICs, in an attempt to make mining more egalitarian and less reliant on large scale purpose-built hardware. This is a complex subject, and its important we didn't shy away from the hard details. Hopefully...

Duration:01:14:11

Episode 55: Throwing Finance an Anchor, with Anchor Digital

4/7/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty get to talk to Marcus Martin, CEO of Anchor Digital. His firm is focused keenly on compliance; having worked for a bulk of his career in investment banking, he's seeking to get crypto up to code for regulators and adoption. His platform makes it easy to track your portfolio, exchange trades, tax obligations, and puts it front and center in their Compass dashboard. He breaks down what his vision is, and what they're planning to release...

Duration:00:31:32

Episode 54: In Good Hands, with Hans Schoenburg

1/15/2019
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty get to talk to speak to a member of the original Handshake team, Hans Schoenburg. Hans is currently the one managing and building the Handshake faucet that will distribute HNS coins to the open source developers that applied on the platform; he also helped manage and research some of the important topics that pertain to the launch of Handshake's mainnet. We talk about some of the challenges Handshake dealt with, what he learned along the...

Duration:00:34:38

Episode 53: It All Starts With a Handshake, with Brian Soule

12/23/2018
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty sit down with Brian Soule, the CEO of HNSimple (ENSToolkit). His team got their start by building tools to make building atop of ENS (the "Ethereum Name Service"), and now with the looming launch of the Handshake mainnet, his team has changed focuses for a bit to help prepare for the launch by building a native mobile client. Come relax with us and get another valuable peek into the mind of another developer building on Handshake, there's...

Duration:00:32:05