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#84 - Interview with Ben Jessel from Kadena

Blockchain technology is still in its early days and has a long way to develop in order to be adopted on a wide scale by industry.  Today we present an interview with Ben Jessel from Kadena who are trying to help with that.  Kadena has built PACT, which is a programming language for smart contracts that is more easily human-readable than other languages out there, as well as a "Chainweb" which is an approach to increasing the throughput of blockchains while maintaining a proof-of-work consensus algorithm.

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Don't miss the next Blockchain Unpacked San Francisco event on May 25th with Nathan Williams, host of Analysis in Chains and founder of Minespider! https://www.meetup.com/Analysis-in-Chains-Meetup-San-Francisco/events/250403351/

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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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#83 – What Tesla stock price tells us about Crypto valuations?

Neal and Nathan draw parallels between Tesla and crypto valuations, and how the mindset of investors is changing from traditional methods. The valuation of Tesla reflects the disruption potential in a given industry, and is not being valued the same way GM would be. For ICOs, they are being valued similarly to how Uber, AirBnB were valued when they were raising funds from VCs, and naturally their valuations can seem out of touch with reality since they too are valued on industry disruption potential. Given that ICOs are more accessible to modern day crypto investors this naturally pushes their prices even higher since everyone wants in on the next big thing in Tech.

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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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Don't miss the next Blockchain Unpacked San Francisco event on May 25th with Nathan Williams, host of Analysis in Chains and founder of Minespider! https://www.meetup.com/Analysis-in-Chains-Meetup-San-Francisco/events/250403351/

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#82 - Live Meetup with Abhishek Punia from Draper Associates

If you weren't able to get to our live event in San Francisco on the 19th of April, don't fear because today we bring you the recording of the event! Our local San Francisco leader, Frank Chen had the pleasure to speak with Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at the legendary Draper Associates about how they view the ICO investment space, investment philosophies, and where the blockchain industry is headed. 

Draper Associates is a seed stage venture fund that invests in revolutionary companies in gaming, SaaS, cloud, new finance, IOT, and mobile. Some of their recent portfolio companies in the blockchain space include Coinbase, Ledger, Robinhood, and CryptoMove.

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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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Don't miss the next Blockchain Unpacked San Francisco event on May 25th with Nathan Williams, host of Analysis in Chains and founder of Minespider! https://www.meetup.com/Analysis-in-Chains-Meetup-San-Francisco/events/250403351/

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#81 – Market momentum continues, but how do investors choose from so many crypto options?

Neal and Nathan announce some exciting news where Analysis In Chains are now a part of CryptoNews.com

Will we start to see more indexes for crypto? With so many projects out there, how can anyone stay on top of related crypto? And, will we start to see some form of curation of funds like we see in stocks on Wall Street?

While crypto buzz gains momentum, it is getting harder for ICOs to raise money since there is so much competition to raise money. VC Money continues to pile into Crypto and blockchain and is badly needed by anyone starting an ICO.

Also, Nathan deep dives into Hashgraph who presented in Berlin and he gives his take.

Crypto News Website: https://cryptonews.com/

Hashgraph website: https://www.hederahashgraph.com/

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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 hosting a meetup on May 3rd in Berlin! We’ll be talking to Felipe Stark, Cofounder and CTO of Gust.Network

Check out the meetup at https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/249929971/

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#80 - Interview with Chen Zhuling, co-founder of aelf

Yo dog, i heard you like blockchains, so i put a blockchain on your blockchain so you can hash while you hash!

Blockchains do not talk to each other easily and making your own chain takes a lot of time. Today we speak with Chen Zhuling, CEO of Aelf about how they are making a decentralized blockhain operating system so companies can easily build their own chains off the Aelf main chain.

 Lean more about Aelf at https://aelf.io/ 

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Analysis in Chains is hosting a meetup on May 3rd in Berlin! We’ll be talking to Felipe Stark, Cofounder and CTO of Gust.Network

Check out the meetup at https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/249929971/

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#79 – Savedroid tests the Trust of new investors

Neal and Nathan look at the impact of Savedroid’s hoax and discuss whether or not this could impact new investors entering the crypto space. Investor trust has been impacted – will this make crypto stronger? Or will it invite regulation?

Info on Savedroid hoax scam: https://bloom.bg/2HLHWVU

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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 hosting a meetup on May 3rd in Berlin! We’ll be talking to Felipe Stark, Cofounder and CTO of Gust.Network

Check out the meetup at https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/249929971/

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#78 - Interview with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network

Is my Gucci bag legit?  Counterfeit products are more than just a problem for the designer goods industry, they can finance criminal organizations and terrorism.  Today we speak with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network who are using NFC Chips embedded in designer gear paired with a digital twin in order to verify a product is genuine.  We also talked a bit about the challenges of using this technology with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. 

To learn more about Seal.Network visit them at https://seal.network/ 

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#77 – Crypto confidence is back, will we see another ICO summer boom?!?

Crypto takes off in the last week – why such a crazy jump?

Neal and Nathan dive into the market dynamics that caused lift off and question whether this could stimulate another ICO boom this summer. 

 

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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 SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#76 – Crypto Tax season, Monero Forks and Ethereum ASICs

Neal and Nathan are back after the Easter Break and dive straight into Crypto Taxes: What are the rules on taxing crypto and how do you know if you need to pay it?

Also, Bitmain shook up crypto markets by releasing an ASIC for Ethereum and rumors that there is one for Monero (which hard forked as a result). What will this mean for maintaining decentralized networks?

 

Links for the show:

Tom Lee on Tax impact on Bitcoin: https://cnb.cx/2qe49Dt

How to calculate your tax on Crypto: https://bit.ly/2FO0hjW

Wyoming Crypto Tax Haven: https://bit.ly/2ECvQvW

Cointracker: https://www.cointracker.io/

Monero Hard Ford Coins: https://bit.ly/2HanbVP

Ethereum ASICS: https://bit.ly/2HoEd0f

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

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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#75 – Interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol.

Neal and Nathan took Easter off, and we hope you all had a great long weekend, in spite of gloomy crypto prices!

We are back today with an interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol.

Have you ever wanted to make your own decentralized sharing economy app?  Your own AirBnB or Car2Go?  Origin Protocol sees this in our future.  With a series of sharing economy smart contracts, they hope to enable a generation of entrepreneurs who will displace the silicon valley giants by building decentralized versions of the big sharing economy apps we know and love, without the user fees or data security issues.

You can learn more at: https://www.originprotocol.com

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Check out the Zero-in Tech Conference in Amsterdam on April 19th  https://zeroin.tech/  

There are fifteen  25% discounts for Analysis In Chains listeners: https://ti.to/zeroin-conference/2018/discount/AnalysisInChainsCommunity25

Analysis in Chains SF is hosting a meetup on April 19th, 2018! We’ll be talking to Abhishek Punia, a cryptocurrency analyst at Draper Associates.

Join the meetup group here: https://bit.ly/2pym6NU  and grab a free ticket: https://bit.ly/2ufxpiv  

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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

To join our Slack community, sign up through the website to get an invite.

Keep on hashing!

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