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#68 - News on the SEC Exchange Regulation, the Ghost of Mt. Gox and the Coinbase Index

Welcome to the first edition of Neal's News, where I look up the most relevant pieces of news, so you don’t have to.

This week we cover:

  1. Mt. Gox Bankruptcy comes back to haunt bitcoin
  2. Coinbase goes from the darling of world retail investors to that of accredited U.S. investors
  3. Introduction to the “Bitcoin Misery Index”
  4. Crypto Exchanges must register with the SEC.
  5. Crypto Project of the week: The Abyss, the first DAICO https://www.theabyss.com/ 

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And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

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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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#67 - Interview with Simon Yu, CEO of StormX - updated version

In our latest interview, Nathan meets with Simon Yu, the CEO of StormX.

StormX is changing the way that people all around the world earn with one simple motto: earn from anywhere, at any time, from any device. The Storm Market creates earning opportunities for people all around the world by utilizing technology. They make it easier for members to find new ways to earn, engage, and advance with our gamified micro-task platform for STORM tokens.

Check out more about StormX at https://stormtoken.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

 

And in Berlin come to the next Blockchain Unpacked meetup at Impact Hub on March 29th

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/248292707/

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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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#66 – Where is Crypto Valley? And are the Chinese still into Crypto?

Nathan shares his experiences from the Crypto Assets Conference and what he realized about how the landscape of Crypto is changing.

Locals laws will play a more prominent part in the development of the blockchain ecosystem and some hubs have started to emerge. Will there be a new Silicon Valley for Blockchain? Or will it be a truly decentralized industry?

In the West we often hear about the Chinese crackdown on crypto and mining, does this mean that their interest has died down? Will Crypto only develop in Europe and North America? Nathan shines some light on the contrary evidence that Asia is the most active crypto region out there.

 

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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

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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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#65 – Interview with Abhishek Pitti, CEO & Founder of Nucleus.Vision

In our latest interview, Nathan meets Abhishek Pitti, CEO & Founder of Nucleus.Vision.

Founded in 2014 at Harvard University, Nucleus Vision is an end-to-end technology solution that captures and provides previously unaccessed data to retailers and other ‘brick and mortar’ businesses through blockchain and real time sensor technology. Their proprietary IoT sensor technology doesn’t depend on any RFID, WiFi, Bluetooth, or even facial recognition technologies to identify any customer within it’s vicinity.

By building a secure blockchain based information network for IDs captured, Nucleus Vision aims to protect consumers privacy, while mining intelligence using neural models, and integrating its nCash tokens, to create the largest global loyalty rewards network.

To learn more about Nucleus Vision, check out their website: https://nucleus.vision/

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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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#64 - Interview with Kain Warwick, Founder of Havven.io

Nathan meets with Kain Warwick, the founder of Havven, to discuss his project which introduces a stable coin in a volatile crypto market.

Havven plans to introduce a stable coin through a decentralized approach, as opposed to the centralized collateral approach of Tether. The Havven system is based upon the paradigm of a closed loop payment network using staking to create price stability. Kain offers great insight into the technical challenges of achieving stability and trust while allowing the coin to trade freely on the open market.

To learn more about Havven you can visit their website at https://havven.io 

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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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#61 - Interview with Jeffrey Huang, founder of Mithril

If you create and post video, articles, music, or most other types of content, you can usually participate in a revenue-sharing model with the platform where you post the content.  But why not with selfies and status updates as well? This week Nathan intervies Jeffrey Huang, the founder of Mithril. Together they talk about the need to put personal content IP on the blockchain and provide revenue to those who provide it. 

Visit Mthril at: https://www.mith.io

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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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#63 - Airdrops are everywhere and Pre-ICO Funding Trends

Neal and Nathan explore the latest fad in Blockchains and Crypto – Airdrops! It has been around a while, but lately it is booming as a means to make a crypto go viral.

Could this help crypto go to the moon? Or carsh down to earth?

Also, Neal and Nathan explore the growing Pre-ICO trends where capital is king and is creating barriers for entry for grass roots crypto and blockchain projects.

 

Links: Airdrop Alert Website: https://airdropalert.com/ 

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This episode was brought to you by Bankera, "Banking for the Blockchain Era".

Check out their ICO at  https://bankera.com/

ICO is on until the end of February

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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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#62 - Interview with Giorgio Zinetti and Yves Petitjean of Valid.global

Who are you, really?  For most, our identity officially is confirmed by government records such as birth certificate or passport, but is there a decentralized way?  Today we talk with Valid who attempt to create a digital identity based on your network and relationships with other people, so that even if you are from a place where government records aren't trustworthy, you can still have a blockchain-based ID.  

Visit Valid at: http://www.valid.global 

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This episode was sponsored in part by Bankera, "Banking for the Blockchain Era".

Check out their ICO at  https://bankera.com/

ICO is on until the end of February

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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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#60 - Bitcoin Hype is Back! Is it going all the way to $50k?

Nathan, International Man of Mystery, and Neal are pinching themselves, is the Bitcoin Hype back again? After all the recent doom and gloom?

The mega Crypto correction in January and February is still all talk in the media, but Crypto land is already talking about $50k price target for end of 2018 – does this make sense? Or are people getting carried away with amateur Technical Analysis that is spreading like wild fire on social media?

Listen to our latest episode to find out more

 

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This episode was brought to you by Bankera, "Banking for the Blockchain Era".

Check out their ICO at  https://bankera.com/

ICO is on until the end of February

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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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#59 - Interview with JWC Ventures

How do things change when Venture Capital moves into the blockchain space?  In this episode Nathan interviews Luca Mohammadi and Frank Saviane from JWC Blockchain Ventures, looking at the differences between EU and Asia investing, and how everything shifts when moving from traditional startup ventures to crypto. 

Visit JWC Ventures website for more information: https://jwcventures.com/

 

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This episode was brought to you by Bankera, "Banking for the Blockchain Era".

Check out their ICO at  https://bankera.com/

ICO is on until the end of February

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Upcoming Meetups: 

Feb 15 Berlin: http://meetu.ps/e/DMDnZ/54Lr8/f

Feb 19 London: http://meetu.ps/e/DSSrH/54Lr8/f

Feb 22 San Francisco: http://meetu.ps/e/DTjTf/54Lr8/f

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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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