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#49 - Fearing the Kraken and Mnuchin doesn’t get Crypto!

This week, Neal and Nathan try to empathize with Kraken users who had to deal with a blackout, while Steve Mnuchin, US Treasury of the United States, gets called out for demanding ridiculous regulation. This episode digs into what type of regulation would help strengthen then Crypro world while Governments try to introduce policies that would ruin the point of it.

Remember, “Make Crypto, not War”.

 

Steve Mnuchin comments: https://goo.gl/XUtKtq

 

Link for the Crypto Assets Conference tickets. Use the discount code "analysisinchains18": https://www.eventbrite.de/e/crypto-assets-conference-2018-tickets-38491285471

 

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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#48 - Interview with Cesar Ortega, CFO of Skaratoken

 

Most modern computer games have a form of in-game economy, but few have taken the step yet to move to the blockchain.  Today we talk with Cesar Ortega founder of Skara the blade remains, a game with over 300,000 players, who has decided to create a token for their in game economy. 

 

Unfortunately we did have a small sound quality issue with this interview and were unable to fix it.  We apologize for that.

Skara Token home page:

https://www.skaratoken.com

Next Analysis in Chains Meetup Event in Berlin:

https://www.meetup.com/AnalysisInChainsBerlin/events/245698011/

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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#47 - Crypto Analysis Techniques and Ripple Price Jump

Neal and Nathan are finally reunited after the holiday break. This week they explore ways to analyze a crypto currency for potential investment. The secret is down to asking the right questions about crypto projects and digging through the nitty gritty details of the business models.

Also this week, Neal and Nathan review latest market movements, including Ripple’s massive price spike and putting context into it’s current valuation.

 

Book referenced:

Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott https://goo.gl/qiwVef

 

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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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#46 - Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain

Happy new year fellow hashers!

Have you been excited about crypto but don't really know how it works?  What is Bitcoin exactly?  How is it secure against being hacked?  Why is blockchain so disruptive, and what problems does it solve exactly?

We have received these questions a lot in the past weeks and so we are starting the new year with this foundational explanation.  It gets pretty technical, and may leave you with more questions than answers but hopefully as you start the new year looking at the hottest crypto to invest in, this will help you understand how and why it all works and give you a good basis for knowing what these companies are doing.

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Banking on Bitcoin documentary: https://www.netflix.com/de-en/title/80154500

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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#45 - Through the eyes of an institutional investor: Interview with Matthias Grobe, blockchain specialist at IBB-Bet

Everyone knows blockchain will be disruptive, but we mostly hear about it from the point of view of the startups who are right in the middle of the action.  Today we take a different tack and talk with Matthias Grobe.  Matthias is the blockchain specialist at the Investment Bank of Berlin's Beteiligungsgesellschaft, which is the venture arm one of the largest investment banks in Berlin.  What do institutional investors look for in a blockchain project? Do they see crypto as a hype bubble or an amazing opportunity?  Matthias will help us pull back the curtain and get a new perspecitve on the amazing developments that are going on around us.

 

Links for today’s discussions:

Website of the IBB-Bet: http://www.ibb-bet.de/en

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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#44 - The Influence of Whales and Hype on Crypto Prices

Neal and Nathan nonchalantly talk about the latest Bitcoin all time high as Crypto pricing follows another predictable behaviour cycle. The price boom continues while Bitcoin attracts more and more retail investors, but risks are still inherent since whales have major effects on price swings, while liquidity is less than it seems.

Links for today’s discussions:

Bloomberg article on Whales in Crypto: https://goo.gl/48tVCN

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#43 - Interview with Martins Liberts, CEO of Debitum Network

Today Nathan sits down to talk with Martins Liberts, CEO of Debitum Network. Debitum started as a standard lending platform, but when they recognized the disruptive power of blockchain they moved to transform the network into a platform where people can secure loans using smart contracts directly on a blockchain network. It was interesting to get Martins’ take on the power and limitations of blockchain for lending, and to discuss the ICO process itself, and why they made the choices they did.

Company website: https://debitum.network/

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#42 - Crypto-correction, IOTA Hype, Crypto Kitties, and Nathan becoming a Blockchain Celebrity

In our latest podcast, Blockchain celebrity, Nathan Williams, graced us with his presence in this episode after his latest Competition win and Tv appearance. Neal digs into the latest Crypto correction and smells Future Contracts fear and uncertainty influencing market behaviour.

IOTA perks the attention of both Neal and Nathan after their recent price spike. The technology looks interesting, but potentially the valuation is too high based on their progress to date. Neal and Nathan analyze the influence of the IOTA community on hyping the potential and valuation. Neal highlights the need for third-party websites (links below) to help analyze various cryptos, but hype rather than performance seems to influence crypto price in general.

Finally the Crypto Kitties bug hits Neal, who gives his early impression of the game, and discusses the potential for a crypto-game boom.

Links for today’s discussions:

Minespider: http://www.minespider.com

Talent Unleashed award that Nathan won: http://www.talentunleashedawards.com

Cryptokitties: http://www.cryptokitties.co

Blockchain Performance Stats: https://goo.gl/sdPovv

Blockchain Mining Profitability: https://www.coinwarz.com/cryptocurrency

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#41 - Interview with Balazs Deme, CEO of Herdius

Today we talk with Balazs Deme, CEO of Herdius, the hot new take on a decentralized exchange.  

Traditional centralized exchanges like Coinbase require users to deposit their tokens, trusting the exchange to handle them properly.  If the exchange is not secure or trustworthy, like in the case of the infamous MTGOX, users risk losing their tokens. 

We talked about the specifics of how to address this problem of trust, as well as the process of preparing for an ICO and the challenges in doing everything well.

Website for Herdius: https://herdius.com 

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#40 - Bitcoin Heading to Wall Street - Futures Contracts will change the game

Bitcoin goes from crypto-street to Wall Street in 2 weeks when the CME allow traders to use future contracts to speculate on Bitcoin pricing. Neal and Nathan dive into the world of futures and discuss how this transition means that Bitcoin’s characteristic is becoming less of a crypto, and more of an asset. Future Contracts ideally means that there will be improved price stability into the future, but there will now always be a looming risk that institutional traders with significant leverage could intensify corrections in the future since they could heavily profit from shortening Bitcoin.

Bitcoin now looks to become detached from it’s initial intent as it starts to take a path towards Wall Street. How Institutional traders bet on Bitcoin could determine how to view Bitcoin today. Is it a store of value? Is it a form of transacting value? Or maybe betting on bitcoin is like betting on Blockchain in general. Like how Gold is seen as a form of measurement in regards to risk to the world economy and government stability, Bitcoin could be seen as a form of metric to determine the ability of Blockchain to become more prevalent on society and how governments use decentralized systems to enhance trust with it’s citizens.

Further information on Future Contracts by CME and Nasdaq:

CME Press release: https://goo.gl/S4WfqF

Nasdaq Bitcoin Futures: https://goo.gl/WEi3UP

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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