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#140 - Interview with Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.AI

Will AI Eat the world or will it benefit everyone?  Fetch.AI hopes the latter.

Today I chat with Humayun Sheikh, CEO and Cofounder of Fetch.AI.  They are building a blockchain platform that lets developers monetize their prediction AIs with the hope that the benefits of AI and data will be available to all instead of centralized with large corporate entities.

We talked about what decentralization really means in the economy of the future and how it can be at odds with the core business models of some of the most prominent companies we know today, and how we should think about the disruption that blockchain has the potential to cause.

 

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#139 - Exchanger Danger

Hash rates have gone down all around the cryptoverse with the continued downward trend of crypto prices.  But another danger lurks in the corner - With lower volumes and profitability there's a possibility of consolidation in crypto exchanges as smaller exchanges close and larger exchanges add new trading pairs. This means there is a danger of losing our crypto if we are keeping it on an account in an exchange.

Therefore now is the time to look at exchanges. What are they, why are there so many small exchanges, and why should we not keep our crypto in an exchange?

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138 - Blockchain 4 Africa - APG Debrief with David Doepel

Nathan has been travelling! 

At the end of November 2018, Nathan was invited by former Nigerian President Obasanjo to attend the formal inauguration of the Africa Progress Group in Abeokuta Nigeria.  There has been a high interest in blockchain's potential to address corruption, and so Nathan participated in a side event on blockchain hosted by Murdoch University and the African Development Bank.  

There was an incredible amount of enthusiasm toward blockchain from some of the most powerful people in Africa, and so at the end Nathan sat down with our good friend and head of Murdoch University's 3rd commission on Africa, David Doepel, to debrief on the experience and what we will expect going forward with the blockchain for Africa movement.

 

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#137 - Hash rated, difficulty, and tinfoil hats

There's blood on the crypto floor and we all want to know why.

That's why we are releasing a bonus episode this week!  Some of the statistics we watch are the Bitcoin hash rates and the hash difficulty.  Both are going down right now, and so we have a talk about what they are, what it means now that they're going down, then we truly break out the tinfoil hats and speculate on how likely it is that a big crypto conspiracy is manipulating the price!

A good time is had by all, so come and join us.

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#136 - Real Blockchain, Real Estate!

Greetings fellow hashers!

 

Today Nathan is travelling, so the dynamic duo pre-recorded an episode talking about the potential to tokenize real estate.  Hopefully no major crypto news has broken this week!

What rights should be granted to a holder of a real estate token?  Is it truly a security?  If equity in your home is traded with a security token on a blockchain, can someone perform a hostile takeover of your home?  We speculate on it all today!

 

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#135 - Interview with Jamal Hassim of Bolt.global

Is there still utility in a utility token?  Does a bear market mean no more ICOs?  Jamal Hassim, CEO of Bolt.Global doesn't think so.

Bolt is a decentralized, blockchain based content delivery system optimized for mobile in emerging markets. They have been operating for over 2 years now delivering 5-7 minute videos with a token-based infrastructure that helps independent content creators avoid the pitfalls of being dominated by the big players.  They firmly believe that those with good projects have to stand up and be counted and run their public sale, and the token value will be stable so long as the product gets delivered.

 

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#134 - The Sky is Falling!

Apparently all it takes is Nathan leaving the continent for a few minutes and bam, Bitcoin falls through the floor!

 

Well... maybe it's not all Nathan's fault.  So today our heroes try to pick up the pieces and make sense of this crypto bear market.

 

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#133 - Interview with JP Thieriot, Universal Protocol Cofounder and Head of Strategy

Blockchains do not like to talk to each other. Universal protocol aims to change all that. 

 

Today we talk with JP Thieriot, Cofounder of Universal Protocol, allowing an exchange of assets between different blockchains.  Universal wraps digital assets in an ERC-20 token allowing a seamless experience of transferring digital funds. We touch on the topics of tradeoffs and what the balance should be between decentralization and usability in the blockchain context.

 

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#132 - Fork Off, BCH!

The indicators can all be positive, but we all know that unexpected events can throw all of our projections in a tizzy.  This week we were all hit by the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. 

Bitcoin Cash is in the middle of a civil war with two factions splitting into different coins, and each attempting to sink the other.  Craig Wright, pretender to the Satoshi Nakamoto throne, is with one faction, BCH SV, and Jihan Wu from Bitmain with the other, BCH ABC.

It's a fight to the finish in a war of attrition.  Let's hope everyone's portfolio comes out intact on the other side.

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#131 - Interview with Daniel Bar, Cofounder and Chairman of Tenzorum

If blockchain protocols remain difficult to use, we will not see mass adoption. Gas prices, exchanges, multiple tokens to use a simple DApp... these are all challenges that Tenzorum is striving to overcome.  Today we talk with Daniel Bar, Tenzorum's Cofounder and Chairman about the importance of onboarding and how at each major crypto jump we see the creation of a new base of code and tools that can help prepare the way for a true crypto mass adoption.

 

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