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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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#103 - What the ETF?

 

The summer has been good for Bitcoin, so far, and people are talking about the potential influx of institutional money with the advent of crypto ETFs.  

But are we jumping the gun?  Can institutional investors reasonably get into crypto at this stage? What milestones will crypto need to hit before ETFs get approved?

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#102 - Interview with Mikko Alasaarela CEO of Inbot

Greetings fellow hashers,

 

This week I had the pleasure of attending the Blockchain Visionnaires Summit.  It was a beautiful day so I went down by the river during a break and had a chat with Mikko Alasaarela, the CEO and founder of Inbot, a blockchain-based platform that incentivizes business referrals, helping businesses to grow through a trusted network.  

We sat by the river and discussed the project, as well as the future of business and work, and the role AI will play. It was a nice light topic for a summer day, so come pull up a chair, get some iced tea, and come listen in.

 

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#101 - Impromptu Interview with Sasha Ivanov CEO of Waves Platform

Happy Monday felow hashers!

Summer is the season of events, and in Berlin there are multiple events every day.  On Friday I had 3 separate blockchain events to attend: One for the opening of the Full Node coworking space, a followup afterparty for DAppCon, and the Waves Platform Road Show.  While I was event-hopping I was able to snag Sasha Ivanov, the CEO of the Waves platform for an on-the-spot interview to talk about their new smart contracts, his take on the future of base protocols, and the role of regulators.  Thank you Sasha for coming on the show!

You may remember that Waves is a proof-of-stake system that allows people to easily create their own crypto tokens.  We created the Analysis in Chains Nutshells using the waves platform, and if you would like some, you can sign up to our slack group and we'll send you some to your Waves wallet!  http://www.analysisinchainspodcast.com/p/sign-up-for-slack/

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#100 - Nathan and Neal reflect on a year of crypto

Happy Anniversary!  For the past year Nathan and Neal have brought you thoughts on crypto nearly twice a week, sometimes more, and today we take a breather in a Montreal park to reflect on how far we've come as a show and as an industry.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey so far, all of our listeners, those who supported us with your time, your donations, your retweets, your presence at our live events, and your guest appearances. We've had a great time so far and look forward to another great year of crypto, and hope you all stay with us on the journey.

 

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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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#99 - Crypto is starting to draw in high net worth individuals

Neal and Nathan met up in Montreal and recorded an episode in the local park, where they discussed the changing nature of crypto exchanges. They now want high net worth individuals to invest rather than everyday Joe - who is finding it harder to buy crypto. Is cryto going off course? Or is it necessary for the sustainabilty of the industry?

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#98 - Will blockchain be the future for gaming economies?

Over the years computer gaming has become an increasingly online activity funded by loot boxes, and in game cosmetic and functional items that can be purchased via microtransaction. Blockchain has offered an exciting way of guaranteeing rarity of in-game items and providing secondary markets for your loot.  But with every innovation comes challenges including developers losing dictatorial authority over their in game economies and external requlatory issues surrounding lootboxes being classified as gambling.  How will blockchain pave the way forward for the hats your elves wear?  Join Nathan and Neal as they explore the topic!

 

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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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#97 - ICO trends one year in

It's been nearly a year since Analysis in Chains began, and as we approach our 100th episode Neal and Nathan stop to take a look at the current state of ICOs and how things have changed since last year. Is doing a utility token sale still viable?  Will the best projects be core protocols or higher level projects?  Tune in as we hash it out!

Also happy Canada Day! 

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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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Keep on hashing!

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