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#117 - Blockchain 4 Africa

With Neal away for a wedding, Nathan is joined by his good friend and chair of the Africa Research Group at Murdoch University to speak about Blockchain's potential for development in Africa.  

This conversation is a leadup to an event on October the 5th in Berlin that will have as keynote Peter Eigen, Co-chair of the Africa Progress Group and founder of Transparency International.  For a free ticket visit

https://www.blockchain4africa.org

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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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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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#116 - The Crypto Game!

It's time for the world's new favourite game show, The Crypto Game!  

To a hammer, every problem is a nail, and to a blockchain person, every problem is a blockchain problem.  To play the crypto game, one of our hosts has to toss a problem at the other, who then has to use blockchain in such a way as to address that problem!  Fun for the whole family!

 

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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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#115 - (PART 2) Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO

Welcome to part two! 

I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson.  Rob wrote a highly influential report on blockchain and its application and influence in the Australian context, and we had a long conversation about the future of blockchain, how people in academic and state institutions are warming up to it, and how it can be applied, especially in an African context.

 

We got pretty deep into the conversation, and we went on long enough that it justified making this into two podcasts.  We pick up the conversation talking about whether regulatory bodies and academics are fast enough to keep up with the blockchain world.

 

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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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114 - Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO. (Part 1)

What happens when 2 podcasters interview each other? You're about to find out!

 

I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson.  Rob wrote a highly influential report on blockchain and its application and influence in the Australian context, and we had a long conversation about the future of blockchain, how people in academic and state institutions are warming up to it, and how it can be applied, especially in an African context.

 

We got pretty deep into the conversation, and we went on long enough that it justified making this into two podcasts.  So for now, enjoy part one of Nathan and Rob, gabbing about blockchain.  :)

 

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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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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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#113 - Why, Ether, Why?

Happy fall everyone! The school year begins, Nathan and Neal are back in the saddle, and Ether is taking a pounding, even more than Bitcoin and other cryptos.  Is it fate or is there something larger at play, and what can pull the market out of its slump?

 

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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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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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#112 - Interview with David Doepel of Demand Film

The glitz and glamour of show biz!  Demand Film is using crypto to disrupt the independent film industry.  I had the opportunity a few weeks back to attend the red-carpet screening of the movie Schneeflockchen and interview the CEO of Demand Film, David Doepel.  David and his team are using crypto to decentralize independent film promotion, removing inefficient middlement and rewarding people who are interested in and support these films, and it is an interesting example of how a niche yet traditional business can be completely modernized by blockchain.  Also the film was a lot of fun.

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Promotional announcement:

If you would like to see the movie Schneeflockchen, I really enjoyed it.  It's in 3 languages, a darker version of "Stranger than Fiction" that's set in an alternate timeline of Berlin. I'm biased because I am friends with David, but that aside it's still a fun film.

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

 

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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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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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#111 - Back from Summer Break

It's been a week and a half, but no we didn't forget about you.  What we forgot was our podbean password to upload all the episodes we had prepared while Nathan was travelling!  Oops.

 

But now we're back and as we get rolling into September here's Nathan describing what's been going on in his trip to Perth Australia for the Africa Down Under conference. 

 

 

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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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#110 - Interview with Ryan Taylor, Dash Core CEO

Today just a few weeks after getting to meet Bradley Zastrow I had the honour of speaking with Ryan Taylor, the Dash Core CEO.   Ryan comes from a Wall Street background and has important insights into how big institutions view crypto and what the shortcomings of existing payment systems are.  It was a fascinating conversation, thank you so much Ryan for coming on the show.

 

 

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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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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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#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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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 is brought to you by Crypto News: https://cryptonews.com/

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.

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