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#124 - The institutional Bitcoin backdoor

Mike Novogratz's crypto merchant bank, Galaxy Digital has been announced as the first alpha crypto custory client of Fidelity Digital Assets.  This is big news as it signals a major instituional entry into crypto that barely registered a blip in the bitcoin price.  Is this a sign of a coming flood of institutional money into crypto?  And what will this mean in the long term for the decentralization of crypto in general? Nathan and Neal team up to discuss the implications.

 

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If you're in Berlin on Oct 25th, come to the Blockchain Society Berlin Conference! It's exclusive for investors, founders, thought leaders and regulators. Check it out here: https://www.universe.com/events/5b60b9a12ab4be0042d2c722

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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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#122 - The Visa Office

Today I (Nathan) got up before the dawn to stand in line at the visa office to ask if I could pretty please stay in Germany. It was a long time to wait, and it got me thinking of how blockchain might apply here.  Spoiler alert: They gave it to me. I can stay!

 Also yes, I know the episode before was 123. It bought episode 122's place in line. Shut up.

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If you're in Berlin on Oct 25th, come to the Blockchain Society Berlin Conference! It's exclusive for investors, founders, thought leaders and regulators. Check it out here: https://www.universe.com/events/5b60b9a12ab4be0042d2c722

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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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#123 - Yale has a crypto fund?

The big players are indeed getting into crypto, with millions being poured into the market.  But why hasn't that yet resulted in a price spike?  Is the separation of the OTC market from the retail market priming the pump for a strong fourth quarter?  Or will we have a repeat of the post-Consensus disappointment?

 

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If you're in Berlin on Oct 25th, come to the Blockchain Society Berlin Conference! It's exclusive for investors, founders, thought leaders and regulators. Check it out here: https://www.universe.com/events/5b60b9a12ab4be0042d2c722

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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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#121 - All Aboard the Q4 Hype Train!

There are a lot of indicators looking positive for a good finish to the year for crypto, and today Nathan and Neal drink a bit of the Kool-Aid and climb aboard the hype train.  Has the strong US Dollar been supressing the crypto markets?  Will the new NAFTA deal help the turnaround?  We don't know, but that won't stop us from raising our expectations up to 11!

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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

Keep on Hashing!

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#120 - Interview with John Wu, CEO of Sharespost DAG

It's important to keep the fingers on the pulse of the institutional investors and financial markets. And these fingers are feeling the beat of the security token!

 

Today I talk with John Wu, CEO of the Digital Assets Group of Sharespost. John comes from the financial market and technology investment background and saw the opportunity in crypto. The excitement is real among the big corporates for crypto, and John and I discuss the pieces that have to come into place for the real money to flood into the scene.

 

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Come to Blockchain for Africa in Berlin on October 5th!  Free tickets available here: 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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#119 - Blockchain Without Crypto?

"I like blockchain but I don't like cryptocurrency"

 

It's a phrase that gets tossed around a lot at larger companies moving to experiment with blockchain projects.  Many companies are wary of cryptocurrency, partly because of shady practices of the 2017 hype, and partly because it's an easy sales line for large proprietary DLTs.  But can we really split the crypto from the blockchain? What do we lose if we do?  

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Come to Blockchain for Africa in Berlin on October 5th!  Free tickets available here: 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

Keep on Hashing!

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#118 - Interview with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo.io

Today we speak with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo, a blockchain base protocol that uses sidechains as a way of balancing big companies' need for privacy and transparency at the same time. Phil comes from a background of working with open source projects such as Red Hat, and we talk about what makes a truly open source project, and whether blockchain's distributed past will continue to an open future, or whether proprietary technology and patents will dominate the space.

You can check out the project at https://www.aergo.io

 

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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

Keep on Hashing!

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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

Keep on Hashing!

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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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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

Keep on Hashing!

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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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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

Keep on Hashing!

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