Analysis in Chains - News and Views on Blockchain

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#123 - Yale has a crypto fund?
Oct 15 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 Lorne Lantz CTO of Formosa Financial
Aug 2 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
#82 - Live Meetup with Abhishek Punia from Draper Associates
May 4 • 58 min
If you weren’t able to get to our live event in San Francisco on the 19th of April, don’t fear because today we bring you the recording of the event! Our local San Francisco leader, Frank Chen had the pleasure to speak with Abhishek Punia, a…
#81 – Market momentum continues, but how do investors choose from so many crypto options?
Apr 30 • 18 min
Neal and Nathan announce some exciting news where Analysis In Chains are now a part of CryptoNews.com Will we start to see more indexes for crypto? With so many projects out there, how can anyone stay on top of related crypto? And, will we start to see…
#80 - Interview with Chen Zhuling, co-founder of aelf
Apr 28 • 33 min
Yo dog, i heard you like blockchains, so i put a blockchain on your blockchain so you can hash while you hash! Blockchains do not talk to each other easily and making your own chain takes a lot of time. Today we speak with Chen Zhuling, CEO of Aelf about…
#79 – Savedroid tests the Trust of new investors
Apr 23 • 17 min
Neal and Nathan look at the impact of Savedroid’s hoax and discuss whether or not this could impact new investors entering the crypto space. Investor trust has been impacted – will this make crypto stronger? Or will it invite regulation? Info on Savedroid…
#78 - Interview with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network
Apr 20 • 22 min
Is my Gucci bag legit? Counterfeit products are more than just a problem for the designer goods industry, they can finance criminal organizations and terrorism. Today we speak with Michael de Blok from Seal.Network who are using NFC Chips embedded in…
#77 – Crypto confidence is back, will we see another ICO summer boom?!?
Apr 16 • 15 min
Crypto takes off in the last week – why such a crazy jump? Neal and Nathan dive into the market dynamics that caused lift off and question whether this could stimulate another ICO boom this summer. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-…
#76 – Crypto Tax season, Monero Forks and Ethereum ASICs
Apr 10 • 26 min
Neal and Nathan are back after the Easter Break and dive straight into Crypto Taxes: What are the rules on taxing crypto and how do you know if you need to pay it? Also, Bitmain shook up crypto markets by releasing an ASIC for Ethereum and rumors that…
#75 – Interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol.
Apr 6 • 37 min
Neal and Nathan took Easter off, and we hope you all had a great long weekend, in spite of gloomy crypto prices! We are back today with an interview with Matthew Liu, Cofounder of Origin Protocol. Have you ever wanted to make your own decentralized…
#74 – How to find good Airdrops and are they really free?
Mar 28 • 21 min
Have you been hearing about Airdrops that are worth thousands of dollars and wondering why yours are less than a dollar? Neal, and special guest Alain Chung, dig through the Airdrop world and try to figure out how to identify good airdrops from the bad.…
#73 – Crypto Community growing while prices are dropping
Mar 25 • 25 min
While the world assumes that the crypto bubble has popped, little do they realize that crypto communities are blossoming everywhere. Neal and Nathan discuss signs of how healthy the crypto community is lately, with so many exciting projects and people…
#72 - Interview with Axel Schumacher, CEO of Shivom
Mar 21 • 41 min
Today we have a special treat - Frank Chen, our local leader in San Francisco makes his on-air debut interviewing Axel Schumacher, CEO and Cofounder of Project Shivom. Project Shivom has the ambitious task of allowing people to store their genomes on the…
#71 - News on Lightning Network Beta Version, Google Crypto Ban and the Eco Crypto Project
Mar 18 • 8 min
Welcome to the latest 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: Lightning Network is finally ready for real users CBOE want to introduce derivative contracts on other cryptos.…
#70 – Interview with Bob Summerwill from Sweetbridge
Mar 14 • 41 min
In our latest awesome interview, Bob Summerwill, a veteran on the Blockchain space, reflects on the early days of Ethereum and how far it has come today. Bob also discuses his involvement with Sweetbrige who want to help organizations solve their supply…
#69 - Crypto Markets are spooked again – do we really care?
Mar 11 • 36 min
Just when Crypto was looking like it was gaining strength, some SEC news made it crash again. Neal and Nathan try to unravel the complexities or market behaviour and discuss what really matters for crypto – community building and blockchain awareness.…
#68 - News on the SEC Exchange Regulation, the Ghost of Mt. Gox and the Coinbase Index
Mar 10 • 7 min
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: Mt. Gox Bankruptcy comes back to haunt bitcoin Coinbase goes from the darling of world retail investors to that of…
#67 - Interview with Simon Yu, CEO of StormX - updated version
Mar 9 • 30 min
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…
#66 – Where is Crypto Valley? And are the Chinese still into Crypto?
Mar 5 • 29 min
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…
#65 – Interview with Abhishek Pitti, CEO & Founder of Nucleus.Vision
Mar 2 • 32 min
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…
#64 - Interview with Kain Warwick, Founder of Havven.io
Feb 28 • 33 min
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…
#61 - Interview with Jeffrey Huang, founder of Mithril
Feb 26 • 31 min
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…
#63 - Airdrops are everywhere and Pre-ICO Funding Trends
Feb 25 • 37 min
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…
#62 - Interview with Giorgio Zinetti and Yves Petitjean of Valid.global
Feb 23 • 38 min
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…
#60 - Bitcoin Hype is Back! Is it going all the way to $50k?
Feb 18 • 33 min
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…
#59 - Interview with JWC Ventures
Feb 14 • 39 min
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…
#58 - Crypto Market Relief after CFTC and SEC hearing
Feb 11 • 31 min
Finally! Some good news! Neal and Nathan dissect the CFTC (Commodities and Future Trade Commission) and SEC (US Securities Exchange Commission) hearing and look into what this will mean for Crypto Markets. Is the downward trend over? Or should you stay…
#57 - Interview with Vytautas Karalevicius, CEO of Bankera
Feb 7 • 40 min
This week, Nathan interviews Vytautas Karalevicius, the CEO of Bankera, who recently bought a bank as they aim to bring blockchain to the banking industry. Vytautas started his blockchain adventure with Spectrocoin, where users can use credit cards to…
#56 - Is a Crypto Bear Market upon us? Buy, Sell or Hodl?
Feb 4 • 24 min
Neal and Nathan are shirtless after a rough week in the Crypto Markets. This week they look into 3 key factors that are causing continuous pressure on the markets and whether or not this Crypto Winter will continue. Could Augmented Reality and Pokemon Go…
#55 - Interview with Chris Housser, COO of Polymath
Jan 31 • 31 min
This week, Nathan interviews Chris Housser the COO of Polymath. Polymath create a KYC platform for securities and accreditied investors. They aim to facilate the process to bring securities to the blockchain world and allow investors to participate in…
#54 - Ride the Lightning!
Jan 28 • 43 min
It’s tin-foil hat time! Neal and Nathan attempt to explain the mechanics of the Lightning Network, which is supposed to be a massive gamechanger for Bitcoin. It has the potential to reduce fees and transaction time which should help increase Bitcoin…
#53 - Interview with Xinshu Dong, CEO of Zilliqa
Jan 26 • 33 min
Good news, everyone! We have a bonus episode this week! I had a chat this week with Xinshu Dong, the CEO of Zilliqa. They are a digital currency, similar to Bitcoin, who are attempting to solve the “throughput problem”. The Bitcoin blockchain can only…
#52 - Interview with Ada Jonuse, CEO of Lympo.io
Jan 24 • 32 min
Can we use blockchain to incentivize a healthy lifestyle? Today’s guest, Lympo CEO Ada Jonuse is trying to find out! Lympo is a Lithuanian blockchain startup that allows people to monetize their fitness data collected from fitness tracking devices.…
#51 - Bitconnect, fake news, and the factors that drove the crypto dip
Jan 21 • 37 min
Neal and Nathan come out of their nuclear bunkers after the scary market crash which supposedly marked the death of crypto. They delve into 4 factors that drove the “crash” as well as provide tips as how to avoid scams or poorly managed ICOs in light of…
#50 - Live Recording of Analysis In Chains 2nd Meetup in Berlin with Joshua Scigala, CEO of Vaultoro
Jan 17 • 87 min
You’ve probably seen all the crypto prices fall since the news of the Bitconnect scam. But there have been crypto winters and scams before, and crypto has recovered. To mark our 50th episode we present to you the audio recording from our Blockchain…
#49 - Fearing the Kraken and Mnuchin doesn’t get Crypto!
Jan 14 • 34 min
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…
#48 - Interview with Cesar Ortega, CFO of Skaratoken
Jan 10 • 41 min
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…
#47 - Crypto Analysis Techniques and Ripple Price Jump
Jan 7 • 33 min
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…
#46 - Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain
Jan 3 • 27 min
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…
#45 - Through the eyes of an institutional investor: Interview with Matthias Grobe, blockchain specialist at IBB-Bet
Dec 21, 2017 • 22 min
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…
#44 - The Influence of Whales and Hype on Crypto Prices
Dec 17, 2017 • 27 min
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…
#43 - Interview with Martins Liberts, CEO of Debitum Network
Dec 14, 2017 • 23 min
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…
#42 - Crypto-correction, IOTA Hype, Crypto Kitties, and Nathan becoming a Blockchain Celebrity
Dec 10, 2017 • 27 min
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…
#41 - Interview with Balazs Deme, CEO of Herdius
Dec 8, 2017 • 28 min
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…
#40 - Bitcoin Heading to Wall Street - Futures Contracts will change the game
Dec 3, 2017 • 31 min
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…
#39 - Interview with Scott Nelson CEO of Sweetbridge
Dec 1, 2017 • 34 min
A very special interview this Friday with Scott Nelson, CEO of Sweetbridge. With all the focus on cryptocurrency and the drama in the Bitcoin world it’s easy to overlook the large scale shifts that are coming to established industries such as supply chain…
#38 - Bitcoin hits $9k! But short term threats are growing.
Nov 26, 2017 • 29 min
Can you believe it? Bitcoin has now hit $9k, and closing in on $10k before the end of the year. Neal and Nathan put the champagne on ice and look at the short term threats to Bitcoin before it can launch on it’s one way trip to the moon. Threats include:…
#37 - Interview with Serafin Lion Engel, CEO of Datawallet
Nov 24, 2017 • 31 min
Companies are collecting and selling your data constantly. Everything about you is tracked, from what you purchase to which websites you visit, and the companies collecting this data sell it for profit. But if your data is so valuable, what if you could…
#36 - Interview with Leo Nima, Co-Founder of N3XTCODER
Nov 22, 2017 • 24 min
Social enterprise has the potential to make a lasting positive impact in our world, but often these organizations lack the technical know-how to reach that potential. Today we have a special bonus interview with Leo Nima, the blockchain expert and…
#35 - Your Digital ID on the Blockchain and HorseCoin Part 2
Nov 20, 2017 • 26 min
Neal and Nathan explore the idea of having your digital ID on the blockchain. The potential is huge, applying for mortgages could be seamless, but do consumers want to offer up ID and personal information to the Blockchain? Developing a blockchain for…
#34 - Waves Analysis, HorseCoin and Proof of Stake influence on Price
Nov 17, 2017 • 31 min
Neal and Nathan have a look at Waves (finally) and see how it differs to other blockchains out there. With a PoS protocol, is this impacting their price and is it what we can see from Ethereum in the future when they switch to PoS in 2018? They also…
#33 - Bitcoin Wars! Crypto Ideologies put to the test.
Nov 13, 2017 • 29 min
Over the weekend we saw Bitcoin Cash stake it’s claim to Bitcoindom, which really shook up the Cryptoverse and left many revising their Crypto bible. Neal and Nathan explore whether the weekend’s price pump was fair game or not, and if Bitcoin Cash is of…
#32 - Segwit2x Hard Fork Cancelled! What Next?
Nov 10, 2017 • 14 min
Stunning announcement came out on Wednesday in regards to the Segwit2x Hardfork which will see it cancelled due to lack of consensus. Neal and Nathan were as shocked as many of you out there, but managed to keep it together to dissect the impact of the…
#31 - ICO And Crypto Deflation Around the Corner?
Nov 6, 2017 • 31 min
We are in unchartered territories with a lot of uncertainty building while we get closer to the Segwit2x hardfork on November 16th. Neal and Nathan dig through the latest trends and news to see if there any way of knowing how things will look on the other…
#30 - Interview with Josh McIver and Taulant Ramabaja, Co-Founders of ULedger
Nov 3, 2017 • 28 min
Regulators, big companies, and governments are all scrambling after data transparency. A foolproof audit trail showing definitively what happened in a company is the holy grail of blockchain for large organizations, even if full transparency ends up being…
#29 - Segwit2x: BTC or B2X? Bitcoin Price peaking despite Hard Fork Uncertainties
Oct 30, 2017 • 29 min
Bitcoin is the gift that keeps on giving, with one recent Hard Fork down and another to go soon, the drama and specualtion surrounding the cryptocurrency is going into overdrive. Neal and Nathan dig into the inherent risks of this particular Hard Fork…
#28 - Interview with Bharath Rao, CEO of Leverj
Oct 27, 2017 • 28 min
In our latest interview Neal meets with Bharath Rao, the CEO of Leverj, a company that provides a decentralized cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that allows users to manage all trades while mitigating all counterparty and custodial risk…
#27 - Tezos, ICO Regulation & Bitcoin Hodlers (Updated Version)
Oct 23, 2017 • 28 min
Neal and Nathan cover a wide range of hot topics in this podacst, such as the Tezos fallout, ICO Regulations in Switzerland and Tom Lee’s analysis on how “Hodlers” are impacting the Bitcoin $BTC price. Tezos raises many questions in regards to ICOs and…
#26 - Dash Analysis - Trading off Bitcoin Decentralization for Practicality
Oct 20, 2017 • 31 min
Dash has been one of the best performers this year relative to Bitcoin, making a 400% improvement to date. Neal and Nathan exlpore the potential of Dash to rival Bitcoin and become a defacto cryptocurrency in everyday use when buying goods off merchants.…
#25 - Bitcoin hard forks, free money? Or risky business?
Oct 16, 2017 • 33 min
Neal and Nathan are reunited after Nathan’s recent trip to California. They dig into the upcoming Bitcoin Gold and SegWit2x hard forks and how Bitcoin’s price change is potentially related to it. Bitcoin is on a price surge at the moment, but is this down…
#24 - Interview with Antoine Yeretzian from Blockchainpartner.fr
Oct 13, 2017 • 27 min
Blockchain Partner is one of the largest blockchain consultancies and development houses in France, performing pilot projects with such companies as BNP Paribas, SCNF, The Bank of France, and more. As such Antoine is in a good position to see how the…
#23 - Special Segment on Sidechains
Oct 9, 2017 • 10 min
While Nathan continues his adventures in Silicon Valley, now is a good time to post a pre-recorded special segment of his on Sidechains. A Sidechain, in simplest terms, is just a separate blockchain but is attached to the parent through the use of a…