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#109 - Throw it in an institution!

People are anxious for insitutions to start investing in Bitcoin for good reason - the influx of money will drive the price to the moon.  But what are the real barriers to institutional adoption?  How should large companies manage their private keys, deal with insurance and custody, or protect themselves against confidence scams?  And is the influx of institutional money even in line with the original Bitcoin vision of a decentralized currency without the need of trusted third parties?

 

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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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#108 - Interview with Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.AI

Scientific research is very centralized, which means the incentives for academic researchers are not aligned. Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.Ai is trying to change that.  With Project Aiur, Anita and her team aim to shake up the world of academic publishing, meaning increased accessibility to research, incentives for proper peer review, incentives for publishing undesirable results, and more!  It's a big vision for the world of academia, but is academia ready for her?

 

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Community announcement:

One of our previous guests at the Blockchain Unpacked live event, Demand Film CEO David Doeppel, will be presenting the German premiere of the movie SCHNEEFLÖCKCHEN in Berlin on the 18th of August at 8pm at the Kulturbrauerei. If you would like to attend, you can get tickets here:

https://tickets.demand.film/event/5638/xOxgwdVD

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#107 - Bakkt to the Future

There may be a crypto winter but the big boys are still playing. The owner of the NYSE is launching Bakkt, a crypto exchange that has the backing of Microsoft, BCG and Starbucks. Does this mean mainstream acceptance of crypto?  Could this mean a first move toward security token exchanges?  Or nothing more than a quick pilot project with a lot of hype?

 

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#106 - Interview with Bradley Zastrow, Global Business Development, Dash

Dash is one of the top 100 coins and has its roots as an early fork of Bitcoin. It aims to be digital cash, incorporating features such as instant send, private transactions, and a self-funded, self governing organizational structure.  Today Bradley Zastrow, the head of Global Business Development for Dash joins us to announce their partnership with Rewards.com and to talk about the challenges crypto faces to achieve mass market adoption.

 

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#105 - Corporate interest in blockchain cooling, but do they really get it?

As the world swelters, Neal and Nathan take to discussing one thing that may be cooling: corporate interest in blockchain. Reading through a Bloomburg article on the topic, we look at reasons for the slowdown, and the challenge corporates have of understanding what blockchain is all about in the first place. 

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-31/blockchain-once-seen-as-a-corporate-cure-all-suffers-slowdown

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#104 - Interview with Lorne Lantz CTO of Formosa Financial

Bitcoin is revolutionary technology because it allows a way to electronically transfer funds without trusting a third party.  But what happens when you need to interact with the off-chain world?  Or when you have a large amount of crypto assets sitting on a bookshelf vulnerable to theft? Crypto startups need bank accounts, insurance, brokerages, custodial services and more, and financial institutions are reluctant to work with crypto startups because of the regulatory and financial risks involved.  

Today we talk with Lorne Lantz, CTO of Formosa Financial, who are working with banks and crypto startups to add a layer of trust to this trustless industry. 

http://www.formosa.financial

 

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#103 - What the ETF?

 

The summer has been good for Bitcoin, so far, and people are talking about the potential influx of institutional money with the advent of crypto ETFs.  

But are we jumping the gun?  Can institutional investors reasonably get into crypto at this stage? What milestones will crypto need to hit before ETFs get approved?

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#102 - Interview with Mikko Alasaarela CEO of Inbot

Greetings fellow hashers,

 

This week I had the pleasure of attending the Blockchain Visionnaires Summit.  It was a beautiful day so I went down by the river during a break and had a chat with Mikko Alasaarela, the CEO and founder of Inbot, a blockchain-based platform that incentivizes business referrals, helping businesses to grow through a trusted network.  

We sat by the river and discussed the project, as well as the future of business and work, and the role AI will play. It was a nice light topic for a summer day, so come pull up a chair, get some iced tea, and come listen in.

 

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#101 - Impromptu Interview with Sasha Ivanov CEO of Waves Platform

Happy Monday felow hashers!

Summer is the season of events, and in Berlin there are multiple events every day.  On Friday I had 3 separate blockchain events to attend: One for the opening of the Full Node coworking space, a followup afterparty for DAppCon, and the Waves Platform Road Show.  While I was event-hopping I was able to snag Sasha Ivanov, the CEO of the Waves platform for an on-the-spot interview to talk about their new smart contracts, his take on the future of base protocols, and the role of regulators.  Thank you Sasha for coming on the show!

You may remember that Waves is a proof-of-stake system that allows people to easily create their own crypto tokens.  We created the Analysis in Chains Nutshells using the waves platform, and if you would like some, you can sign up to our slack group and we'll send you some to your Waves wallet!  http://www.analysisinchainspodcast.com/p/sign-up-for-slack/

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#100 - Nathan and Neal reflect on a year of crypto

Happy Anniversary!  For the past year Nathan and Neal have brought you thoughts on crypto nearly twice a week, sometimes more, and today we take a breather in a Montreal park to reflect on how far we've come as a show and as an industry.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey so far, all of our listeners, those who supported us with your time, your donations, your retweets, your presence at our live events, and your guest appearances. We've had a great time so far and look forward to another great year of crypto, and hope you all stay with us on the journey.

 

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