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#78 - Interview with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network

Is my Gucci bag legit?  Counterfeit products are more than just a problem for the designer goods industry, they can finance criminal organizations and terrorism.  Today we speak with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network who are using NFC Chips embedded in designer gear paired with a digital twin in order to verify a product is genuine.  We also talked a bit about the challenges of using this technology with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. 

To learn more about Seal.Network visit them at https://seal.network/ 

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#77 – Crypto confidence is back, will we see another ICO summer boom?!?

Crypto takes off in the last week – why such a crazy jump?

Neal and Nathan dive into the market dynamics that caused lift off and question whether this could stimulate another ICO boom this summer. 

 

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Please note that the speakers in this podcast are not financial experts and are not offering financial advice.

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Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

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#76 – Crypto Tax season, Monero Forks and Ethereum ASICs

Neal and Nathan are back after the Easter Break and dive straight into Crypto Taxes: What are the rules on taxing crypto and how do you know if you need to pay it?

Also, Bitmain shook up crypto markets by releasing an ASIC for Ethereum and rumors that there is one for Monero (which hard forked as a result). What will this mean for maintaining decentralized networks?

 

Links for the show:

Tom Lee on Tax impact on Bitcoin: https://cnb.cx/2qe49Dt

How to calculate your tax on Crypto: https://bit.ly/2FO0hjW

Wyoming Crypto Tax Haven: https://bit.ly/2ECvQvW

Cointracker: https://www.cointracker.io/

Monero Hard Ford Coins: https://bit.ly/2HanbVP

Ethereum ASICS: https://bit.ly/2HoEd0f

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Please note that the speakers in this podcast are not financial advisors and are not offering financial advice

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#75 – Interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol.

Neal and Nathan took Easter off, and we hope you all had a great long weekend, in spite of gloomy crypto prices!

We are back today with an interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol.

Have you ever wanted to make your own decentralized sharing economy app?  Your own AirBnB or Car2Go?  Origin Protocol sees this in our future.  With a series of sharing economy smart contracts, they hope to enable a generation of entrepreneurs who will displace the silicon valley giants by building decentralized versions of the big sharing economy apps we know and love, without the user fees or data security issues.

You can learn more at: https://www.originprotocol.com

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#74 – How to find good Airdrops and are they really free?

Have you been hearing about Airdrops that are worth thousands of dollars and wondering why yours are less than a dollar? Neal, and special guest Alain Chung, dig through the Airdrop world and try to figure out how to identify good airdrops from the bad.

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#73 – Crypto Community growing while prices are dropping

While the world assumes that the crypto bubble has popped, little do they realize that crypto communities are blossoming everywhere.

Neal and Nathan discuss signs of how healthy the crypto community is lately, with so many exciting projects and people looking to give a helping hand however they can.

One exciting project that has caught Neal’s eye is Turtlecoin, which is a privacy coin launched last December. It gives blockchain enthusiasts an opportunity to join a committed community, and actually make an impact on a crypto without having to participate in an ICO. It's also a great oppotunity to dip your toe into mining and understand why it's an important part of blockhain technology. 

Check out more about Turtlecoin at: https://turtlecoin.lol/

Also, Nathan notes how he is seeing a boom in meetups in Berlin, and made a lucky break in his company Minespider thanks to the growing crypto community support.

We wrap up with a quick on the spot interview; Nathan grabbed Saar Levi, CEO of CEDEX at the Cryptocurrency World Expo this week.

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#72 - Interview with Axel Schumacher, CEO of Shivom

Today we have a special treat - Frank Chen, our local leader in San Francisco makes his on-air debut interviewing Axel Schumacher, CEO and Cofounder of Project Shivom.  Project Shivom has the ambitious task of allowing people to store their genomes on the blockchain. This allows people to participate in ancestry exploration, or help researchers access to enormously valuable genomic data for medical research, while maintaining control over their self-sovereign data and being rewarded with tokens.  

If you want to learn more about Shivom, check out their website at: https://shivom.io/

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#71 - News on Lightning Network Beta Version, Google Crypto Ban and the Eco Crypto Project

Welcome to the latest edition of Neal's News, where I look up the most relevant pieces of news, so you don’t have to.

This week we cover:

  1. Lightning Network is finally ready for real users
  2. CBOE want to introduce derivative contracts on other cryptos.
  3. Google bans crypto ads
  4. Crypto Project of the week: Eco  https://eco.com/ 

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

 

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#70 – Interview with Bob Summerwill from Sweetbridge

In our latest awesome interview, Bob Summerwill, a veteran on the Blockchain space, reflects on the early days of Ethereum and how far it has come today.

Bob also discuses his involvement with Sweetbrige who want to help organizations solve their supply chain problems through their innovative platform. They also aim to have crypto being used for day to day use in society by working with governments, regulators, corporations, etc, to normalize it for the masses.  

If you want to learn more about Sweetbridge, check out their website at: https://sweetbridge.com/

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

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#69 - Crypto Markets are spooked again – do we really care?

Just when Crypto was looking like it was gaining strength, some SEC news made it crash again.

Neal and Nathan try to unravel the complexities or market behaviour and discuss what really matters for crypto – community building and blockchain awareness.

Looking forward, it’s more likely that Crypto Whales and Venture Capitalists will begin to influence markets since prices are looking attractive and retail investors are fleeing for the time being.

Also, will we soon start to find ways to properly value crypto? Techniques are emerging, but which ones will be adopted?

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

 

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

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We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Twitter through @NealKierans and @NWilliamsMBA

Intro reel and music by Sebastian Rodriguez from NTRPY, http://www.ntrpy.berlin

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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