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CoinGeek Conversations is a weekly podcast update on the thriving BitcoinSV ecosystem - for beginners as well as those already deeply immersed in it. CoinGeek's Charles Miller meets entrepreneurs, technologists and businesspeople to ask about their work and their visions for the future. You don't need to be an expert in computer science or business studies. But you do need an appetite to learn about the most exciting new technology of our time.

CoinGeek Conversations is a weekly podcast update on the thriving BitcoinSV ecosystem - for beginners as well as those already deeply immersed in it. CoinGeek's Charles Miller meets entrepreneurs, technologists and businesspeople to ask about their work and their visions for the future. You don't need to be an expert in computer science or business studies. But you do need an appetite to learn about the most exciting new technology of our time.

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United Kingdom

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CoinGeek Conversations is a weekly podcast update on the thriving BitcoinSV ecosystem - for beginners as well as those already deeply immersed in it. CoinGeek's Charles Miller meets entrepreneurs, technologists and businesspeople to ask about their work and their visions for the future. You don't need to be an expert in computer science or business studies. But you do need an appetite to learn about the most exciting new technology of our time.

Language:

English


Episodes

Brendan Lee: Tuvalu will show the world what’s possible with Bitcoin SV

5/5/2021
Tuvalu may be the fourth smallest country in the world, but it hasn’t let that get in the way of its giant ambitions. The island nation announced in December 2020 that it plans to create the world’s first national digital ledger, using Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain technology. The plan is to migrate to a completely digital infrastructure, with Tuvalu choosing BSV for its scalability and efficiency. The news has already made waves in the BSV ecosystem but could it go further and show the world...

Duration:00:38:04

Craig Wright: Speaking as Satoshi

4/28/2021
It’s almost exactly ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto made his last regular appearance online – on April 23 2011. After that, there was only one more message, of just five words, a few years later. To commemorate the occasion, on this week’s CoinGeek Conversations, Charles Miller is joined by the man behind the pseudonym, Dr. Craig S. Wright. Between managing a full-time job at the Sydney accountancy firm BDO, finishing multiple degrees and traveling from the city to his farm, Craig found...

Duration:00:35:57

Bitcoin Association’s Developer Bootcamp: How China is opening up to Bitcoin SV

4/21/2021
The Chinese government is “open” to blockchain technology says Lise Li, China Manager of the Bitcoin Association. Lise says that the government’s attitude is down to a recognition that it needs new technology to digitise and “build a more efficient and more trustworthy …society.” She also credited the power of the internet industry and the “large group of experienced developers and engineers” that China boasts. Forty of those talented developers gathered last week on the beautiful island...

Duration:00:30:37

Amy Castor: BTC speculation is like musical chairs – with not many places to sit when the music stops

4/14/2021
Experienced cryptocurrency journalist and self-confessed Bitcoin sceptic, Amy Castor puts matters into perspective when it comes to the valuation of BTC. The spike in price in recent months has everyone, both crypto and non-crypto people, buzzing. “There’s a big rush of people trying to make money in the space,” Amy says. “People are kind of running in, in the hopes that it'll go up higher.” The price of BTC of late is around sixty thousand dollars, a whopping increase from its previous ten...

Duration:00:30:29

Jeff Ifrah: US regulators odds-on to approve in-game tokens

4/7/2021
Top online gaming lawyer Jeff Ifrah says that US regulators are unlikely to have a problem with tokens that are “offered on the game to extend play, to skip levels, to gain certain powers.” The news will be welcomed by game developers keen to monetize through the integration of cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain technology. Jeff is also optimistic about the recent flurry of activity around NFTs. He said “it’s a very exciting space right now and I really hope the regulators don’t ruin...

Duration:00:26:41

TDXP dances its way to the Asia-Pacific region

3/31/2021
Calling on traders and non-traders who want to start trading! TDXP - short for ‘truly distributed exchange protocol’ - is a trading platform that is simple and easy to use. All you need is a Bitcoin SV wallet and you can start buying and selling cryptocurrencies, commodities, stocks, indices and foreign exchange. So what makes TDXP different from other trading platforms? That’s what Charles Miller finds out as he speaks to TDXP CEO, Armen Azatyan in Russia and TDXP’s marketing manager, Nick...

Duration:00:34:34

Josh Petty and David Gerard: NFTs - New opportunity or crypto scam?

3/23/2021
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are like Bitcoin marmite - you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Some, like digital artist Beeple, who recently sold an NFT at auction for $69.3 million, are understandably enamoured. Others, such as crypto sceptic David Gerard, have serious doubts. Josh Petty, co-founder of Twetch, has seen the trend first-hand. He recently launched NFTs for 101 Twetch hats which sold out in under a minute. The hats are embroidered with an individual number and come with a digital...

Duration:00:35:49

Jack Liu: NFTs, making Haste and tokenizing socks

3/17/2021
RelayX’s new product, the RelayX Exchange, billed as Bitcoin’s first decentralized exchange, last week started offering trades in a first token, the Shua (created by and named after Bitcoin SV developer Joshua Henslee). But it’s non-fungible tokens, NFTs, that have been in the news and RelayX founder Jack Liu is bullish about their prospects – though not just for speculators: “It’s not about the token going higher and higher in price,” Jack asserts. “It’s about an immutable way to do...

Duration:00:39:59

From Memento to Relica: How brotherly entrepreneurship spans the globe

3/10/2021
A little over a year ago, two brothers from Australia presented their application idea to a group of investors at the Bitcoin Association’s Pitch Day conference in London. Their proposal for a picture-sharing app powered by Bitcoin SV was then called Memento. It is now open for business, as Relica. In this week’s CoinGeek Conversations, Charles Miller catches up with co-founders Jeremy and Daniel Street to ask about their journey — how Relica came to be, how it’s doing and where it’s...

Duration:00:27:51

From fish to diamonds: How blockchain can improve supply chains

3/3/2021
Can blockchain technology which streamlines and secures supply chains operate across widely different industries? ‘Yes’, says Stephan Nilsson, founder and CEO of the Oslo-based enterprise blockchain platform UNISOT. ‘Well, I might be persuaded,’ says Sukhi Jutla, co-founder and CEO of MarketOrders, a London-based online platform for the gold and diamond jewelry industry. The two entrepreneurs were brought together for this week’s episode of CoinGeek Conversations, in which Charles Miller...

Duration:00:36:12

Steven Walt: Fabriik Markets will be a one-stop-shop for liquidity

2/24/2021
Steven Walt, General Manager of Fabriik Markets describes the business as the digital assets service arm of the Bayesian-owned, Fabriik group. He highlights the company’s three major offerings - market making, liquidity provision and its OTC or over-the-counter desks. “The focus of the company is trading” Steven says. As he points out, digital asset prices change every second. To address the volatility, clients are provided a stable fixed price of up to 15 minutes. This would essentially...

Duration:00:27:06

Luke Rohenaz: How TonicPow can compete with the tech giants

2/17/2021
Imagine signing up for a website, start sharing links and, voila, you’re earning money! That’s just one of the scenarios that could happen when you create an account with TonicPow and start participating. On this week’s episode of Coingeek conversations, Charles Miller talks to TonicPow Founder and CEO, Luke Rohenaz about his startup and its potential to go after the tech giants. TonicPow allows its users to earn Bitcoin, advertise a business or do both. You can sign-up and choose to...

Duration:00:38:00

How BSV is Bridging the Gap between Big Pharma and its Consumers

2/10/2021
The pharmaceutical industry or Big Pharma is no doubt a multi-billion-dollar industry. Whilst extremely profitable, pharmaceutical companies have a long-standing history of fraud cases often resulting in billion-dollar pay out settlements. These cases generally stem from purported illegal marketing strategies and the company’s failure to report safety data. As a result, trust remains to be an issue, widening the gap between pharmaceutical companies and its consumers. Veridat, a company...

Duration:00:25:54

Brendan Lee: What really happens when you make a Bitcoin payment

2/3/2021
The Bitcoin SV Academy has launched a new course, Introduction to Bitcoin Theory, which is designed for anyone, even those completely new to Bitcoin. Its 13 sections are expected to take nine hours to complete and there’s an exam at the end to make sure you have absorbed the knowledge. The course covers the design of the Bitcoin blockchain and the node network, with an emphasis on its security features. CoinGeek’s Charles Miller recently completed the course and in this week’s CoinGeek...

Duration:00:34:32

Robert Rice: Shaking up Industries by Converging AR & VR with Blockchain Tech

1/27/2021
When emerging technologies collide, the effects are game changing. Those at the forefront of augmented and virtual reality have already transformed multiple industries. But what happens when you apply blockchain technology, putting both the 3D and real world on chain? It allows for unparalleled personalization of data and most importantly, profitability that anyone can build on, reaping just rewards. Robert Rice is the founder and CEO of Transmira Inc. the developer of Omniscape, an XR...

Duration:00:20:21

Craig Wright: Lockdown, Shakespeare and how Bitcoin could have been part of Microsoft

1/20/2021
Craig Wright is a lockdown sceptic. Masks and isolation policies “don’t make a difference”, he says. Dr Wright, the Chief Scientist of nChain, says he’s studied epidemiology and is convinced that, despite appearances and government claims, death rates are no worse than usual because “everything else has gone down equal to the number of Covid deaths”. He had the disease himself “months ago” and dismisses the experience as “terrible for a day”. The real damage from government response to the...

Duration:00:28:45

David Gerard: The birth pangs of Facebook’s crypto project

1/13/2021
A staunch critic of Silicon Valley, writer and journalist David Gerard offers a stinging critique of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project: “Libra is not a story about cryptocurrency; it’s a story about Silicon Valley hubris and people who think they can start their own money and take over the world that way.” Known in the crypto world as a Bitcoin and blockchain critic, in his new book Libra Shrugged Gerard offers a comprehensive analysis of Facebook’s Libra project. Speaking to Coingeek’s...

Duration:00:30:23

Lance Morginn: Blockchain explained, for businesses, law enforcement and students

1/6/2021
If you launch a company called BIG - the handy acronym of the Vancouver-based Blockchain Intelligence Group -, you need big ambitions. And the co-founder and President of BIG, Lance Morginn has plenty. They’re centered on the idea of using the blockchain’s public face in a more user-friendly way, by creating tools that more easily ‘read’ the information it contains. Beginning with a tool for law-enforcement, the company has already expanded to create software that provides a reputation...

Duration:00:29:03

CoinGeek Conversations: Goodbye 2020!

12/16/2020
Sharing their picks of interesting BSV moments captured on video, CoinGeek’s Natalie Mason, Charles Miller, Kurt Wuckert Jr and Bitcoin Association’s Patrick Prinz close out the year in a special CoinGeek Conversations episode. And what better way to start than conversation than hearing from the one and only Craig Wright? The episode opens with a clip of Craig professing the importance of owning your digital identity. Kurt chose to share an inspiring video clip filmed during a Cambrian SV...

Duration:00:44:13

Mehran Hydary: How UNICEF uses blockchain to map school connectivity around the world

12/9/2020
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is dedicated to improving the welfare of children across the globe. The organization has launched initiatives called Giga and Project Connect to enhance the quality of education by connecting schools to the internet. This initiative comes from UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, a unit dedicated to studying new technologies including blockchain. Mehran Hydary, product manager at UNICEF, talked to CoinGeek’s Natalie Mason about how technology is being...

Duration:00:24:11