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Episode 56: The Prognosis on ProgPow, with Kristy Minehan

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...


Episode 55: Throwing Finance an Anchor, with Anchor Digital

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...


Episode 54: In Good Hands, with Hans Schoenburg

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...


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

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...


Episode 52: Playing the Name Game, with

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Sean Kilgarriff, the CEO of With the impending launch of the Handshake public blockchain, Sean's team has been building the essential tooling and infrastructure the HNS community and developers will need at launch. After launching a block explorer, and the HNS Alliance, they'll soon add API services, desktop wallets, and other open source tools; they're poised to help Handshake get the jumpstart it needs. Come learn how...


Episode 51: Curation and Scam Filtration, with Preethi Kasireddy

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to sit down with Preethi Kasireddy. Preethi, a crypto-native and CEO and Founder of TruStory (and former Coinbase/a16Z employee), sits down to fill us in on her storied background while watching crypto mature over the years. She also breaks down her technical and architectural decisions as to why she opted to build atop of Cosmos; come enjoy while we listen to her wax poetic on her next big project in the opener...


Episode 50: Educational Crypto Content Creators, with Dapp University

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty have the pleasure of hanging out and chatting with Greg McCubbin, founder and host of DApp University. DApp University is his educational resource and video series where Greg goes in-depth with developers upcoming projects, as well as provides lessons on developing the Ethereum-focused smart contract language, Solidity. Come hang out as we wax poetic a bit on the struggles and pleasures of educational content creation, while giving...


Episode 49: Building a Sustainable Crypto Business, with Galois Capital

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Amentum advisor, and mentor to Steven McKie, Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital. Kevin has been in the crypto space for many years, having worked as the Head of Trading at Kraken, and early employee of the exchange Buttercoin back in the day, Kevin has a new firm called Galois Capital. We sit back as he schools us on what it takes to get a crypto business up and running, and some lessons he's learned along the way. Show Link(s): Galois...


Episode 48: Crypto 2020, with Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee get to talk to their first ever Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang. They discuss his platform running as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. 2020 Presidential election, Universal Basic Income (UBI), and his vision to help America and how it aligns with crypto. This is a very patriotic episode, so go ahead and do your duty and have a listen - Uncle Sam is watching. Show Link(s): Andrew Yang 2020: Campaign Contributions:...


Episode 47: Make You Say My Name, with Namebase

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty get to have an exclusive discussion with the Co-Founder of the upcoming exchange and naming service built on the Handshake(HNS) blockchain, Namebase leverages the decentralized root DNS that HNS provides with its unique naming based (think domain names), blockchain. Learn more on how Namebase is jumping head-first to take be a first-mover with the launch of Handshake. Show Links: Namebase: Handshake:...


Episode 46: Believe in Your Dreams, with TrustWallet

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty are back for a new season with Viktor Radchenko of Trust Wallet. Fresh off the back of an acquisition by Binance (those guys are on fire), he's taking his vision for a decentralized dApp browser to the next level with the backing of Binance's vast resources. Come learn about Viktor, his background, and his vision for Trust Wallet going forward in the future post-acquisition. Show Link(s): Trust Wallet:


Episode 45: The Future of Geo-Spatial Mapping, with FOAM

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with Ryan King, co-founder of the geo-spatial mapping and proof of location project, FOAM. Ryan explains to us his diverse background and skills and how the original idea of FOAM formulated, and what his vision is for their company over the next few years. Ryan shows us his expansive knowledge-base and we toy around with ideas on how his project could be used -- we think he's on to something. Show Links: FOAM Project:...


Episode 44: Catching All the Non-Fungibles, with CryptoPets

On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty sit down with Blake Richardson and Luke Bateman from the upcoming Ethereum-based gaming platform, CryptoPets. CryptoPets takes some of the long-standing gaming mechanics that we've grown to love, and married them happily with the scarcity and extendability of non-fungible assets (ERC-721, etc). We sit down to discuss their vision for building a truly sticky game, one that users will enjoy playing - and because CryptoPets are digitally...


Episode 43: Zero Games, Big Visions, with the ZCash Foundation

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Josh Cincinatti of the ZCash Foundation. At the ZCash Foundation his job is to steward their open source development projects, evangelize privacy and educating developers of its importance, and helping to aid in building a positive culture/community that promotes sound governance. Josh is a wealth of knowledge filling us in on the Powers of Tau ceremony, upcoming changes to the ZCash protocol, and his vision for the ZCash...


Episode 42: It's All About the MoneyShot, with Arjun Bhuptani

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty, and Erica Amatori sit down with Arjun Bhuptani, CEO and Co-Founder of Connext. Connext builds and maintains scalability solutions for crypto payments. One of their first major PoCs for the tech they're working on is called "MoneyShot". It's a service to quickly send micro-payments on the Ethereum network by utilizing what are called "state channels". We discuss the implications of this tech for developers, and lessons Arjun's team has picked...


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 create...


Episode 40: Easy Money, Hard Regulations, with

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Erica, and Dee sit down (literally) with Mason Borda of TokenSoft. TokenSoft is a compliance-focused, 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 things by the book (especially if you’re raising pre-functionality of your protocol/ecosystem). Mason is one of the...


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 that 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 well...


Episode 37: Smart Contracts Everywhere, with Ivy &

On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Boyma Fahnbulleh and Dan Robinson from The two of them worked together to create the Ivy smart contracting language built atop the bitcoin scripting system (shoutout to Boyma also assisted with the buildout and design of the Ivy smart contract playground as well. Individuals can use the Ivy smart contract high-level language to create contracts using bitcoin scripts; creating a specific, more...