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#182 - Dennis Lewis the Cryptopreneur
Aug 7 • 24 min
Today I have a chat with Dennis Lewis, author of the new book Behold the Cryptopreneurs. Dennis cut his teeth in ICO marketing and saw the rise and fall of many crypto projects. In the past few years we have seen the rise and fall of an ICO bubble and it…
#181 - Crypto Derivatives - Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX
Jul 24 • 21 min
Trading and speculation are the engine that drives interest in blockchain technology, and the huge swings in value have captured the attention of wall street. This brave new world of digital asset trading lured Sam Bankman-Fried from his high-powered…
#180 - Interview with Dom Povilauskas, CEO of NOIA
Jul 17 • 17 min
When Neal and I started this podcast 2 years ago, one of our goals was to discover interesting projects and uses of blockchain that we hadn’t considered before. The Internet is core to all of our lives to the point where we take it for granted that it…
#179 - Hi Max Rye, from DeepCloud A.I.!
Jul 10 • 26 min
Did ever you try To build an AI That would tinker with clouds And make them more spry? Well one person did. And his name is Max Rye And he is the founder Of DeepCloud AI. We take cloud services for granted in North America and Europe, however in many…
#178 - Incentives for a new economy
Jul 3 • 24 min
Hey everyone! This week I’m going to be speaking at Tech Open Air in Berlin. I was invited because my company, Minespider, is involved with an interesting blockchain use case of tracking responsibly sourced minerals and metals in the supply chain. We’re…
#177 - Is Libra Legit + An interview with Algorand
Jun 26 • 30 min
Greetings, hashers! Everyone is talking about Libra. Is it a coin for good or for evil? Should we trust Facebook to create a cryptocurrency? Take a listen and I’ll give my 2 cents. Plus, the main segment today is an interview with Paul Riegle and Yossi…
#176 - Interview with Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth
Jun 13 • 37 min
One of the beautiful aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is the ability to experiment with new economic models without the need for a bloody revolution. We can try a different way of maneuvering wealth, managing incomes, and tweaking how currency…
#175 - The End of an Era
May 30 • 25 min
Bitcoin hits 9000, and it feels like the crypto winter may be giving way to the crypto spring. And as the crypto winter turns into spring, the show will also change. Neal will be taking an indefinite hiatus to focus on his family life. Nathan will…
#174 - Crypto Spring and Demand.Film
May 22 • 27 min
Everyone is excited! Crypto is on the up. What’s going on? Today Neal and Nathan have a chat about the factors that have led to this parabolic time of joy in the crypto price and look at wallet options if you want to dare to believe again. Then Nathan…
#173 - Interview with Jag Singh of Vid.Camera
May 16 • 21 min
It’s been a while since we’ve spoken with a decentralized, utility-token-driven project on the show, but with the recent crypto spike, now is the time to start looking at exciting new projects! Jag Singh is the cofounder of Vid.Camera, a blockchain…
#172 - Utility and Decentralization
May 8 • 24 min
Utility tokens. They were all the rage in 2017 and even 2018. Not only because people could raise millions of dollars with them really quickly, but also because they enabled blockchain protocols to work. But utility tokens were designed to be speculated…
#171 - Martin Mikeln, Cofounder at Verity
May 1 • 27 min
It’s known as the Oracle Problem. Transactions on a blockchain are secure and trustless, but when we create smart contracts that use data that comes from sources not on the blockchain, how can we trust it is accurate? We need external data for some of the…
#170 -Delisting and Harmony
Apr 16 • 34 min
Hello lovely listeners, today we talk with Nick White, cofounder of Harmony, a base-layer protocol that is trying to solve some of the scaling problems that come with the blockchain space. Scaling is a huge challenge in the blockchain space: how can we go…
#169 - Charles Hoskinson, CEO and Cofounder of IOHK
Apr 9 • 37 min
Spring is here and there is a crypto rally around us! Crypto prices rallied last week giving everyone in the cryptoverse a bit of relief, and in the midst of that we had the opportunity to speak to Charles Hoskinson, cofounder of Ethereum, and Cofounder…
#168 - Interview with Beniamin Mincu, CEO of Elrond
Apr 4 • 25 min
The long crypto winter has focused the blockchain world on enterprise projects with customers and solid business models, but we should not forget the importance of Layer One protocols! Behind the hype of STOs, finance platforms, and supply chain solutions…
#167 - What’s at stake?
Apr 1 • 17 min
A week after the big exchange scandal and crypto seems largely unaffected, so Neal and Nathan discuss the future of Proof of Stake systems and whether staking will be the newest investment tool for large institutional investors.…
#166 - PositiveBlockchain.io meetup - Digital ID panel
Mar 28 • 56 min
Last week Positiveblockchain.io held a meetup in Berlin discussing the role of blockchain in digital ID and how it could make a positive social impact. Analysis in Chains was there to record it, so you didn’t have to miss the discussion! On the panel…
#165 - Inflated Volumes?
Mar 26 • 22 min
Bitcoin trading volumes are strong but the value, not so much. Could it be that exchanges are inflating their volumes to look more impressive to the average trader? Is it just the small exchanges or are the big ones caught up as well? And what does this…
#164 - Interview with Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, Human Protocol
Mar 21 • 21 min
We’ve all been there. We go to a website, go to log in, and have to prove we aren’t a robot. Each time we fill out a Captcha we are doing work to provide data that feeds machine learning algorithms run by big companies, and we’re doing it for free!…
#163 - One more time around the circuit
Mar 18 • 16 min
We’re starting to see movement. We’ve seen this before. Altcoins are performing well relative to Bitcoin. That means that people are getting a bit riskier, and moving to sell off their Bitcoin to explore more adventurous areas of the crypto market. We’ve…
#162 - Discussion with Dr. Mervyn Maistry, CEO of Konfid.io
Mar 14 • 31 min
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend Dr Mervyn Maistry, CEO of Konfid.io, whose blockchain is tailor made for solving enterprise problems. We spoke about the challenge “vulture capitalism” and how blockchain can address it, as well…
#161 - How can data be self-sovereign?
Mar 11 • 9 min
A lot of people are making data plays on blockchain. The concept of data self-sovereignty is the driving factor. How can I own my own data and not have a third party service make all the money by selling it? That’s an exciting topic but it can sometimes…
#160 - Fetch and Ocean - Will ICOs come back in 2019?
Mar 4 • 20 min
Even in the middle of a crypto winter, you will still see some crypto trees pushing their way up through the snow. Last week Fetch.AI sold out their ICO in only 10 seconds. On the 6th of March, Ocean Protocol will hold their ICO which is widely expected…
#159 - Bitbond Does an STO
Feb 28 • 22 min
Time for a walk down memory lane! One of our first guests on Analysis in Chains was Radoslav Albrecht, CEO of Bitbond, one of the most established blockchain company in the Berlin scene, giving small business loans using Bitcoin. Bitbond are now gearing…
#158 - Nathan’s Exchange Adventures
Feb 25 • 11 min
It is slightly embarrassing, but as one half of a blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast that has run for almost 2 years, Nathan has very little experience with trading and exchanges. So that’s why last week when the price of Ether went up, Nathan decided…
#157 - It’s all about the metrics!
Feb 18 • 22 min
Will the crypto winter lead to an early spring? It’s the question on everyone’s mind but we should be careful about making predictions too quickly. There have been a number of efforts to come up with metrics we can use to predict crypto prices but even…
156 - Interview with Bina Cho of FLETA
Feb 14 • 29 min
Fundamentally, a blockchain is a way of getting a bunch of computers to agree on what the true version of data really is. This is called the consensus algorithm and is the heart of a blockchain project. If you use proof-of-work, you will trade higher…
#155 - Dude, Where’s my Private Key?
Feb 11 • 22 min
Neal is back and with him comes the Analysis! (without him we’re just In Chains) The transaction volume is up in the Bitcoin network but does that mean crypto adoption is happening or is this a blip in the radar? And if you’ve not heard, the CEO of…
#154 - Interview with Cypherium’s James Orbison
Feb 8 • 20 min
If we want to see crypto adoption it’s important that we use the right tool for the right problem. Often projects have to make a choice to trade off between scalability and decentralization. Cypherium has a public blockchain, a private blockchain and a…
#153 - AiC in the Cafe with Ben Clair of BetterChain
Feb 4 • 35 min
I know, I know, we’ve been lax. Today we make up for it with an extra cool episode. I sat down on Saturday with my good friend Ben Clair, founder of BetterChain. Ben and I have tracked together since I started in blockchain, even before Analysis in Chains…
#152 - Interview with RSK’s Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
Jan 28 • 33 min
Hey everyone! I actually did have a recording for last Thursday but I ran out of editing time. To make it up here’s an awesome and extra-long episode to kick off your Monday. I had a chance to sit down with Diego Zaldivar, CEO of Rootstock. They make…
#151 - The Saga of Lambomoon
Jan 21 • 6 min
Did you know Nathan made a rap song? We probably mentioned it a few times, but didn’t tell the whole story and probably didn’t play it for you. Gather round and listen and be surprised, maybe Nathan is as cool as his mom says he is! If you want to hear…
#150 - Interview with Alex Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz
Jan 17 • 20 min
Today we speak with Alex Dreyful, CEO of Chiliz. Their main product, Socios.com is a digital sports club membership platform based on blockchain, where you can become a member of your favourite sports team and use that membership to vote, having an…
#149 - Ethereum Hard Fork on the Horizon
Jan 14 • 18 min
On Wednesday Ethereum will implement their Constantinople hard fork (Although it’s Istanbul not Constantinople…). This is the next phase in their road map to transition from an electricity intensive proof of work system to a proof of stake system. But…
148 - Interview with Antonius Link, Cofounder of Hygh AG
Jan 10 • 22 min
Everyone is expecting security tokens to be paving the way for the future. Companies don’t need a completely decentralized protocol to take advantage of the benefits of token-based revenue shares and liquid equity trading. Hygh AG is doing just that.…
#147 - Incentivize This!
Jan 7 • 21 min
Blockchain is more than just digital money that we hope will go to the moon so we can get a Lambo. Blockchain is a way of creating entirely new economics and incentive structures so we can create digital platforms and infrastructures that don’t rely on a…
#146 - Outlook for 2019 with Sebastian Markowsky, GP Bullhound
Jan 3 • 20 min
It’s a new year, but what will the new year bring? Instead of merely prognosticating, we went to someone with his finger on the pulse of all things crypto. Sebastian Markowsky is a Director at GP Bullhound, a prominent M&A and Advisory firm. Sebastian…
#145 - Will 2019 be the year of Bitcoin Maximalism?
Dec 31, 2018 • 18 min
If there’s one voice that has been a constant in crypto it has been the voice of Bitcoin Maximalism - the viewpoint that Bitcoin will ultimately replace all fiat currencies like the US Dollar, Euro, and others and become the currency of a new world order.…
#144 - All about stablecoins
Dec 27, 2018 • 15 min
Hope your holiday is going great! In the past few months Neal and Nathan have talked a lot about stable coins and speculated on how 2019 might be the year of stable coins. But how do they work exactly, and if more projects use them how will that shake up…
#143 - Xmas Retrospectus
Dec 24, 2018 • 20 min
Happy holidays from Analysis in Chains! This year Neal wished for Bitcoin to be worth $25,000. We don’t know if Santa will deliver but we took the opportunity to discuss how the crypto industry played out this past year and speculate on what 2019 will…
#142 - Interview with Dusk.Network, Jelle Pol and Emanuele Francioni
Dec 20, 2018 • 21 min
Even in a bear market, everyone is excited for security tokens and STOs. But not everyone wants all their holdings and trades to be public. What if there was a way to maintain privacy on your Security Token Trades without running afoul of the regulators?…
#141 - Interview with Faith Titus, CEO e Wealth Atlantic
Dec 17, 2018 • 20 min
Greetings lovelies! We are preparing for the holidays, so today we will not do the traditional Monday Neal and Nathan episode. Instead we present you with an interview Nathan conducted with Faith Titus, on his recent trip to Nigeria. Faith is the CEO of e…
#140 - Interview with Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.AI
Dec 13, 2018 • 18 min
Will AI Eat the world or will it benefit everyone? Fetch.AI hopes the latter. Today I chat with Humayun Sheikh, CEO and Cofounder of Fetch.AI. They are building a blockchain platform that lets developers monetize their prediction AIs with the hope that…
#139 - Exchanger Danger
Dec 10, 2018 • 17 min
Hash rates have gone down all around the cryptoverse with the continued downward trend of crypto prices. But another danger lurks in the corner - With lower volumes and profitability there’s a possibility of consolidation in crypto exchanges as smaller…
138 - Blockchain 4 Africa - APG Debrief with David Doepel
Dec 6, 2018 • 19 min
Nathan has been travelling! At the end of November 2018, Nathan was invited by former Nigerian President Obasanjo to attend the formal inauguration of the Africa Progress Group in Abeokuta Nigeria. There has been a high interest in blockchain’s potential…
#137 - Hash rated, difficulty, and tinfoil hats
Dec 4, 2018 • 15 min
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…
#136 - Real Blockchain, Real Estate!
Dec 3, 2018 • 14 min
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…
#135 - Interview with Jamal Hassim of Bolt.global
Nov 29, 2018 • 18 min
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…
#134 - The Sky is Falling!
Nov 26, 2018 • 12 min
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.…
#133 - Interview with JP Thieriot, Universal Protocol Cofounder and Head of Strategy
Nov 22, 2018 • 24 min
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…
#132 - Fork Off, BCH!
Nov 19, 2018 • 18 min
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…
#131 - Interview with Daniel Bar, Cofounder and Chairman of Tenzorum
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
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…
#130 - The Altcoin Rebound
Nov 12, 2018 • 16 min
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…
#129 - Cop Out
Nov 8, 2018 • 11 min
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…
#128 - Responsible Sourcing with Minespider and Blockhead
Nov 5, 2018 • 19 min
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…
#127 - The Davids Discuss Malta Blockchain Regulation
Nov 1, 2018 • 18 min
Tis conference season! Everyone is travelling the world, and Nathan unfortunately was unable to attend the Malta Blockchain Summit because he is in California at the annual conference of the Responsible Minerals Initiative. However we do have an…
#126 - Bitcoin - the new stable coin!
Oct 29, 2018 • 17 min
Everything in the market has been acting like crypto recently: tech stocks, cannabis stocks, even the S&P 500. The only exception… is Bitcoin! Were the prophecies true? Will Bitcoin act inversely to the market as the new gold, the ultimate hedge? Or is…
#125 - Phrasekeeper - Interview with Martin Gauer
Oct 25, 2018 • 15 min
It’s always best to sell the shovels during a gold rush, and Martin Gauer is doing just that. He is the founder of Phrasekeeper - a copper tablet and toolkit that lets you punch your wallet’s pass phrase into permanence. We had a good laugh when I asked…
#124 - The institutional Bitcoin backdoor
Oct 22, 2018 • 14 min
Mike Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank, Galaxy Digital has been announced as the first alpha crypto custory client of Fidelity Digital Assets. This is big news as it signals a major instituional entry into crypto that barely registered a blip in the…
#122 - The Visa Office
Oct 18, 2018 • 8 min
Today I (Nathan) got up before the dawn to stand in line at the visa office to ask if I could pretty please stay in Germany. It was a long time to wait, and it got me thinking of how blockchain might apply here. Spoiler alert: They gave it to me. I can…
#123 - Yale has a crypto fund?
Oct 15, 2018 • 15 min
The big players are indeed getting into crypto, with millions being poured into the market. But why hasn’t that yet resulted in a price spike? Is the separation of the OTC market from the retail market priming the pump for a strong fourth quarter? Or will…
#121 - All Aboard the Q4 Hype Train!
Oct 8, 2018 • 14 min
There are a lot of indicators looking positive for a good finish to the year for crypto, and today Nathan and Neal drink a bit of the Kool-Aid and climb aboard the hype train. Has the strong US Dollar been supressing the crypto markets? Will the new NAFTA…
#120 - Interview with John Wu, CEO of Sharespost DAG
Oct 4, 2018 • 19 min
It’s important to keep the fingers on the pulse of the institutional investors and financial markets. And these fingers are feeling the beat of the security token! Today I talk with John Wu, CEO of the Digital Assets Group of Sharespost. John comes from…
#119 - Blockchain Without Crypto?
Oct 1, 2018 • 10 min
“I like blockchain but I don’t like cryptocurrency” It’s a phrase that gets tossed around a lot at larger companies moving to experiment with blockchain projects. Many companies are wary of cryptocurrency, partly because of shady practices of the 2017…
#118 - Interview with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo.io
Sep 27, 2018 • 17 min
Today we speak with Phil Zamani, CEO of Aergo, a blockchain base protocol that uses sidechains as a way of balancing big companies’ need for privacy and transparency at the same time. Phil comes from a background of working with open source projects such…
#117 - Blockchain 4 Africa
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 min
With Neal away for a wedding, Nathan is joined by his good friend and chair of the Africa Research Group at Murdoch University to speak about Blockchain’s potential for development in Africa. This conversation is a leadup to an event on October the 5th in…
#116 - The Crypto Game!
Sep 17, 2018 • 11 min
It’s time for the world’s new favourite game show, The Crypto Game! To a hammer, every problem is a nail, and to a blockchain person, every problem is a blockchain problem. To play the crypto game, one of our hosts has to toss a problem at the other, who…
#115 - (PART 2) Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO
Sep 15, 2018 • 31 min
Welcome to part two! I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson. Rob wrote a highly influential report on blockchain and its application and influence in the Australian…
114 - Interview with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant at CSIRO. (Part 1)
Sep 14, 2018 • 18 min
What happens when 2 podcasters interview each other? You’re about to find out! I was recently part of an academic research forum in Perth Australia where I had the honour to sit on a panel with Rob Hanson. Rob wrote a highly influential report on…
#113 - Why, Ether, Why?
Sep 10, 2018 • 14 min
Happy fall everyone! The school year begins, Nathan and Neal are back in the saddle, and Ether is taking a pounding, even more than Bitcoin and other cryptos. Is it fate or is there something larger at play, and what can pull the market out of its slump?…
#112 - Interview with David Doepel of Demand Film
Sep 6, 2018 • 12 min
The glitz and glamour of show biz! Demand Film is using crypto to disrupt the independent film industry. I had the opportunity a few weeks back to attend the red-carpet screening of the movie Schneeflockchen and interview the CEO of Demand Film, David…
#111 - Back from Summer Break
Sep 4, 2018 • 7 min
It’s been a week and a half, but no we didn’t forget about you. What we forgot was our podbean password to upload all the episodes we had prepared while Nathan was travelling! Oops. But now we’re back and as we get rolling into September here’s Nathan…
#110 - Interview with Ryan Taylor, Dash Core CEO
Aug 23, 2018 • 27 min
Today just a few weeks after getting to meet Bradley Zastrow I had the honour of speaking with Ryan Taylor, the Dash Core CEO. Ryan comes from a Wall Street background and has important insights into how big institutions view crypto and what the…
#109 - Throw it in an institution!
Aug 21, 2018 • 20 min
People are anxious for insitutions to start investing in Bitcoin for good reason - the influx of money will drive the price to the moon. But what are the real barriers to institutional adoption? How should large companies manage their private keys, deal…
#108 - Interview with Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.AI
Aug 16, 2018 • 19 min
Scientific research is very centralized, which means the incentives for academic researchers are not aligned. Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.Ai is trying to change that. With Project Aiur, Anita and her team aim to shake up the world of academic…
#107 - Bakkt to the Future
Aug 13, 2018 • 19 min
There may be a crypto winter but the big boys are still playing. The owner of the NYSE is launching Bakkt, a crypto exchange that has the backing of Microsoft, BCG and Starbucks. Does this mean mainstream acceptance of crypto? Could this mean a first move…
#106 - Interview with Bradley Zastrow, Global Business Development, Dash
Aug 9, 2018 • 21 min
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…
#105 - Corporate interest in blockchain cooling, but do they really get it?
Aug 6, 2018 • 19 min
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…
#104 - Interview with Formosa Financial
Aug 2, 2018 • 22 min
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…
#103 - What the ETF?
Jul 31, 2018 • 16 min
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…
#102 - Interview with Mikko Alasaarela CEO of Inbot
Jul 26, 2018 • 21 min
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…
#101 - Impromptu Interview with Sasha Ivanov CEO of Waves Platform
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
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,…
#100 - Nathan and Neal reflect on a year of crypto
Jul 16, 2018 • 22 min
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…
#99 - Crypto is starting to draw in high net worth individuals
Jul 9, 2018 • 12 min
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…
#98 - Will blockchain be the future for gaming economies?
Jul 5, 2018 • 19 min
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…
#97 - ICO trends one year in
Jul 2, 2018 • 16 min
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…
#96 - Chandan Lodha, Cofounder of Cointracker Live in SF
Jun 29, 2018 • 33 min
If you haven’t made it to one of our live events don’t worry we record them! Today’s episode was recorded at Metis San Francisco on May 21st, where Frank Chen our local leader had the opportunity to interview Chandan Lodha, Cofounder of Cointracker. Thank…
#95 - What problem are you solving?
Jun 26, 2018 • 16 min
With the crypto crash, today Nathan decided to take a bit of a break from talking about the rollercoaster ride that is Crypto and instead talk about something close to his heart - how he frames and looks at the world. Blockchain is very popular right now…
#94 - The real reason behind the low Bitcoin price!
Jun 19, 2018 • 18 min
Ladies and Gentlemen, Neal is back with a vengance. Today we disciss a key factor behind what is keeping crypto prices at a low ebb. Not to be too clickbaity, but you might find it surprising! —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Please note…
#93 - Blockchain in a Box - Interview with Daniel Benkenstein, CMO of Unibright
Jun 15, 2018 • 18 min
Everyone has been excited about cryptocurrency since last summer, but we all know that as blockchain goes mainstream, it’s the big companies who will be the driving force in adoption. Today Nathan speaks with Daniel Benkenstein, CMO of Unibright.…
#92 - Tradeoffs and Problem Solving: EOS Main Net Live
Jun 11, 2018 • 14 min
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Please note that the speakers in this podcast are not financial experts and are not offering financial advice ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Berlin Blockchain Unpacked meetup…
#91 - Gust Network at Blockchain Unpacked Vol 5
Jun 6, 2018 • 53 min
Greetings fellow hashers! If you’ve ever been discouraged by a job search, Gust.network will put some wind in your sales. Today’s episode is a recording of our live Blockchain Unpacked event from May 3rd 2018. Gust.network CTO Felipe Stark joined us to…
#90 - _____ and Nathan
Jun 5, 2018 • 12 min
Hey everyone, The bad news is Neal is away this week and possible for a few more weeks after this. The good news is that Nathan and Neal met up in Montreal and had a beer last Friday for the first time in 5 years. So today’s episode is everything they…
#89 - Introduction to Wallets and how to store your Crypto
Jun 2, 2018 • 15 min
Do you store your crypto funds on a wallet? Do you know the best ways to properly store your crypto and not get compromised or hacked? Neal and Alain discuss their experiences with wallets for various Crypto and highlight best practices to keep your funds…
#88 - Interview with Chris Tse, Founder of Cardstack
May 27, 2018 • 27 min
This week Nathan meets with Chris Tse, the founder of Cardstack. Cardstack is an open-source framework and consensus protocol that makes blockchains usable and scalable for the mass market, creating a decentralized software ecosystem that can challenge…
#87 - The Crypto rally that didn’t happen
May 21, 2018 • 21 min
This week was the crypto rally that didn’t happen thanks to Tom Lee’s prediction based on historic trends after the Consensus conferences. There were big price predictions based on crypto conference attendance trends, but it was a damp squib in the end.…
#86 – Interview with Lodewijk Veldhuijzen, CEO and Cofounder of the Anything App
May 19, 2018 • 19 min
Today we talk with Lodewijk Veldhuijzen the CEO and Cofounder of the Anything App. Their goal is to enable people to share their information, and expertise, helping others over the phone, while being rewarded with ANY Coin. We also talked with Lodewijk…
#85 – The ASIC Mining debate is back, and a major Sweetbridge project announcement!
May 14, 2018 • 17 min
#85 – The ASIC Mining debate is back, and Neal and Nathan this week dig into the world of ASIC mining, and the impact the latest Bitmain Antminer called Z9 has had on the communities of ZCash, Zencash and Zclassic. Also, as a bonus, Nathan catches up with…
#84 - Interview with Ben Jessel from Kadena
May 11, 2018 • 22 min
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…
#83 – What Tesla stock price tells us about Crypto valuations?
May 7, 2018 • 16 min
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…