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#137 - Hash rated, difficulty, and tinfoil hats

There's blood on the crypto floor and we all want to know why.

That's why we are releasing a bonus episode this week!  Some of the statistics we watch are the Bitcoin hash rates and the hash difficulty.  Both are going down right now, and so we have a talk about what they are, what it means now that they're going down, then we truly break out the tinfoil hats and speculate on how likely it is that a big crypto conspiracy is manipulating the price!

A good time is had by all, so come and join us.

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#136 - Real Blockchain, Real Estate!

Greetings fellow hashers!

 

Today Nathan is travelling, so the dynamic duo pre-recorded an episode talking about the potential to tokenize real estate.  Hopefully no major crypto news has broken this week!

What rights should be granted to a holder of a real estate token?  Is it truly a security?  If equity in your home is traded with a security token on a blockchain, can someone perform a hostile takeover of your home?  We speculate on it all today!

 

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#135 - Interview with Jamal Hassim of Bolt.global

Is there still utility in a utility token?  Does a bear market mean no more ICOs?  Jamal Hassim, CEO of Bolt.Global doesn't think so.

Bolt is a decentralized, blockchain based content delivery system optimized for mobile in emerging markets. They have been operating for over 2 years now delivering 5-7 minute videos with a token-based infrastructure that helps independent content creators avoid the pitfalls of being dominated by the big players.  They firmly believe that those with good projects have to stand up and be counted and run their public sale, and the token value will be stable so long as the product gets delivered.

 

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#134 - The Sky is Falling!

Apparently all it takes is Nathan leaving the continent for a few minutes and bam, Bitcoin falls through the floor!

 

Well... maybe it's not all Nathan's fault.  So today our heroes try to pick up the pieces and make sense of this crypto bear market.

 

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#133 - Interview with JP Thieriot, Universal Protocol Cofounder and Head of Strategy

Blockchains do not like to talk to each other. Universal protocol aims to change all that. 

 

Today we talk with JP Thieriot, Cofounder of Universal Protocol, allowing an exchange of assets between different blockchains.  Universal wraps digital assets in an ERC-20 token allowing a seamless experience of transferring digital funds. We touch on the topics of tradeoffs and what the balance should be between decentralization and usability in the blockchain context.

 

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#132 - Fork Off, BCH!

The indicators can all be positive, but we all know that unexpected events can throw all of our projections in a tizzy.  This week we were all hit by the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. 

Bitcoin Cash is in the middle of a civil war with two factions splitting into different coins, and each attempting to sink the other.  Craig Wright, pretender to the Satoshi Nakamoto throne, is with one faction, BCH SV, and Jihan Wu from Bitmain with the other, BCH ABC.

It's a fight to the finish in a war of attrition.  Let's hope everyone's portfolio comes out intact on the other side.

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#131 - Interview with Daniel Bar, Cofounder and Chairman of Tenzorum

If blockchain protocols remain difficult to use, we will not see mass adoption. Gas prices, exchanges, multiple tokens to use a simple DApp... these are all challenges that Tenzorum is striving to overcome.  Today we talk with Daniel Bar, Tenzorum's Cofounder and Chairman about the importance of onboarding and how at each major crypto jump we see the creation of a new base of code and tools that can help prepare the way for a true crypto mass adoption.

 

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#130 - The Altcoin Rebound

 

Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting Altcoins!

 

That's right fellow crypto enthusiasts, altcoins are back.  In the past few weeks a number of non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies have seen a rally, adding weight to the idea that people are excited for crypto again. Is this a temporary move, or are we in for a rebirth of the retail ICO market?  

 

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#129 - Cop Out

Greetings Lovelies!

I had a nice interview all lined up but sadly a train delayed him and we couldn't record.  So it's ok we'll get that to you next time. 

In the meantime enjoy my musings on decentralization, how to prevent large companies from capturing all the value of the blockchain ecosystem and what I think will be the next creative step for harnessing the true potential of disruptive blockchain incentive models. 

 

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#128 - Responsible Sourcing with Minespider and Blockhead

It's conference season and Nathan is on the road!  Today's episode was recorded on the convention floor at the annual meeting of the Responsible Minerals Initiative in Santa Clara, California.  Nathan shared the stage with Cisco, Everledger and Blockhead Technologies talking about how Blockchain will impact the mining and minerals industry and make responsible sourcing a reality, and afterwards Blockhead's own Eric Weaver and Kevin Manship sat down to chat about the state of the minerals industry, how open they are to blockchain, and what will be required to see mass adoption of blockchain in the field.

 

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