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#182 - Dennis Lewis the Cryptopreneur

Today I have a chat with Dennis Lewis, author of the new book Behold the Cryptopreneurs. Dennis cut his teeth in ICO marketing and saw the rise and fall of many crypto projects.  In the past few years we have seen the rise and fall of an ICO bubble and it opens the question of how we as blockchain and crypto entrepreneurs could do better in the future.  What went right, and what went wrong in the last cycle and what should we do differently if we want a healthy blockchain industry going forward?

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#181 - Crypto Derivatives - Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX

Trading and speculation are the engine that drives interest in blockchain technology, and the huge swings in value have captured the attention of wall street.  This brave new world of digital asset trading lured Sam Bankman-Fried from his high-powered wall-street job to found two companies, FTX and Alameda Research, which bring a derivatives exchange and quantitative trading to the blockchain world. 

Everyone has been on tenterhooks waiting for the influx of institutional money into the blockchain space, and FTX is waiting for them, but Sam notes that there are many hurdles that have to be overcome before the big investors will feel comfortable diving in. 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#180 - Interview with Dom Povilauskas, CEO of NOIA

When Neal and I started this podcast 2 years ago, one of our goals was to discover interesting projects and uses of blockchain that we hadn't considered before. The Internet is core to all of our lives to the point where we take it for granted that it will just work. Blockchain is great for payment systems, trading platforms, supply chain traceability... but can blockchain make the Internet more efficient?

In today's episode I interview Dom Povilauskas, the CEO of NOIA. His team has created a more efficient way to route Internet traffic around the world and incentivizes owners of routers to participate in this more efficient system with a decentralized cryptocurrency system. 

 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#179 - Hi Max Rye, from DeepCloud A.I.!

Did ever you try

To build an AI

That would tinker with clouds

And make them more spry?

Well one person did.

And his name is Max Rye

And he is the founder

Of DeepCloud AI.

 

 

We take cloud services for granted in North America and Europe, however in many parts of the world it is difficult to get reliable access to cloud services for your business.  Today I speak with Max Rye, founder and CEO of Deepcloud AI, who are using a blockchain and AI driven framework to incentivize the crowd to provide cloud services in decentralized way that minimizes latency so that companies who don't have easy access to AWS or Google can still have access to reliable cloud services. 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#178 - Incentives for a new economy

Hey everyone!

This week I'm going to be speaking at Tech Open Air in Berlin. I was invited because my company, Minespider, is involved with an interesting blockchain use case of tracking responsibly sourced minerals and metals in the supply chain. We're working to eliminate human rights abuses in the products we buy. 

One of the things I learned from running Minespider is that much of the reason there are atrocities going into our products in the first place has to do with the way our economy is structured.  It always comes back to the incentives.  Is there a way to change the rules of the economy so that everyone races to become the most responsible company?  Maybe. It sounds like the kind of challenge blockchain is built to tackle, doesn't it?  

 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#177 - Is Libra Legit + An interview with Algorand

Greetings, hashers!

Everyone is talking about Libra. Is it a coin for good or for evil? Should we trust Facebook to create a cryptocurrency? Take a listen and I'll give my 2 cents.

Plus, the main segment today is an interview with Paul Riegle and Yossi Gilad from Algorand. Generally, primary layer blockchains want to be secure, scalable, and decentralized, but can only choose 2 of those three.  Algorand believes they've come up with a way to get all three. Will this change the crypto scene? Join us to explore!

 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#176 - Interview with Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth

 

One of the beautiful aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is the ability to experiment with new economic models without the need for a bloody revolution. We can try a different way of maneuvering wealth, managing incomes, and tweaking how currency is created, destroyed, and how the rules are set, all without a civil war.

 

Enter Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth.  After seeking the advice of many career economists, Evan created Ampleforth.  In most token systems, there are a fixed number of tokens and when demand goes up the price goes up.  In Ampleforth, when demand goes up, you get more tokens.  It is a new concept, different than a stable coin, that changes the rules of the currency game.

 

I took a little more time with this interview, because it is a very different model than we have seen on the show before.  And with new and complex concepts it's worth taking the time to understand. This is the very core of why blockchain will be so disruptive: it's ability to change the rules that govern these money systems so fundamental to our lives.

 

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

We hope you enjoy our show and feel free to reach out to us at info@analysisinchains.com or on Telegram! https://t.me/AnalysisinChains

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

#175 - The End of an Era

Bitcoin hits 9000, and it feels like the crypto winter may be giving way to the crypto spring.

 

And as the crypto winter turns into spring, the show will also change.  Neal will be taking an indefinite hiatus to focus on his family life. Nathan will continue the show, but on a less regular schedule to focus on his company, Minespider.  

 

With these changes, Neal and Nathan take time and reflect on key moments and highlights of the show over the past 2 years.  Thanks for joining us on our crypto journey.

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

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

#174 - Crypto Spring and Demand.Film

Everyone is excited!  Crypto is on the up.  What's going on?  

 

Today Neal and Nathan have a chat about the factors that have led to this parabolic time of joy in the crypto price and look at wallet options if you want to dare to believe again.

 

Then Nathan dives in to a talk with our good friend and CEO of Demand.Film, David Doepel.  Demand.Film is the AirBnB of movie theaters who has a blockchain-based loyalty program called ScreenCreds. We spoke about the recent change in Australian regulations allowing companies to do crowdsourced equity funding, what that means for blockchain companies, and what their experience has been so far.

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

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

Editing team: Aiden and Jason Lavallee

#173 - Interview with Jag Singh of Vid.Camera

It's been a while since we've spoken with a decentralized, utility-token-driven project on the show, but with the recent crypto spike, now is the time to start looking at exciting new projects!

 

Jag Singh is the cofounder of Vid.Camera, a blockchain powered system looking to compete with YouTube with an open source algorithm and decentralized revenue sharing. We got to go in-depth into the platform and some of the considerations they had with their incentive models, their front-end app design, and what people really are looking for in a video sharing system.

Ambitious startups have had the social media giants in their sights for years, hoping to disrupt them, but none have been successful before now.  Will adding blockchain change the story?  Will the users care enough about self-sovereign data to make the leap to Vid?  

 

 

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

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

Editing team: Aiden and Jason Lavallee