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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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#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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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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#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

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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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#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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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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