The Blockchain Debate Podcast

The Blockchain Debate Podcast
It seems that the future of blockchain industry can go down very different paths, and each path has its group of hard core believers. They can’t all be right. Perhaps by hearing the experts debate, the rest of us can compare their reasoning and see the?

Corporate bailouts and capital market rescues make sense (Qiao Wang vs. Jimmy Song)
May 5 • 106 min
Guests:Qiao Wang (@qwqiao)Jimmy Song (@jimmysong)Host:Richard Yan (@gentso09)We all know the dominant crypto-native perspective on corporate/Wall Street bailouts — as generally anti-intervention, both fiscally and monetarily. But it’s important to hear…
Ethereum 1.0 can scale (Uri Klarman vs. Mrinal Manohar)
Apr 30 • 91 min
Motion: Ethereum 1.0 can scale (Uri Klarman vs. Mrinal Manohar)
Discussion: Baseline (“Permission-less Chain” for enterprise) vs. Corda (“Permissioned Chain” for enterprise) (John Wolpert vs. Richard Brown)
Apr 20 • 62 min
Today’s session is about enterprise blockchain and features a co-founder of Baseline protocol and CTO of R3. The former is building an enterprise solution on a public blockchain, whereas the latter is doing so on a private blockchain. So you will learn…
The future of blockchain will be an oligopoly of public blockchains (Illia Polosukhin vs. Zaki Manian)
Apr 15 • 62 min
In a world where decentralized applications proliferate, will these applications be built on top of a few or many public blockchains? Exploration of this topic would help us understand the merits of the coexistence of many protocols. On the extreme, each…
POS will overtake POW (Kevin Sekniqi vs. Tarun Chitra)
Mar 25 • 101 min
This is an important topic for a few reasons. First, from an investor’s perspective, this is another angle of evaluating BTC vs its challengers, which by and large are POS, or moving to POS. Second, this provides guidance to architects of new protocols in…
China Will Lead the World in Blockchain Innovation (Matthew Graham vs. Avichal Garg)
Mar 9 • 78 min
With a huge market, vast amount of capital, loose regulations (in a de facto sense anyway), deep bench of talent and prowess for imitation, China is a powerful incubator of tech and product, both in blockchain and other tech industries. China is the place…
Bitcoin Halvening is Priced In (Jason Williams vs. Christian Keroles)
Feb 24 • 73 min
Halvening, or halving, refers to the regularly scheduled reduction in the supply of new bitcoins to reward miners. This happens roughly every four years, and the supply is reduced by 50% each time. Halvening is built into the protocol and not a…
DeFi is DeFicient (Udi Wertheimer vs. Haseeb Qureshi)
Feb 5 • 86 min
Today’s motion concerns DeFi, or decentralized finance. The vision of decentralized finance is financial markets such as borrowing/lending and trading without intermediaries. The hope is this will improve efficiency, transparency and cost-effectiveness.…
Tokenization and Smart Contracts are Useful Ideas (Emin Gün Sirer vs. Edmund Schuster)
Jan 16 • 95 min
Today’s motion concerns tokenization and smart contracts. Smart contracts’ value proposition is to facilitate programmable transactions of tokens, in a manner that is decentralized, transparent, and cost-effective. A big part of the value, although not…
Bitcoin will Attain Global Store of Value Status in 2040 (Jimmy Song vs. David Gerard)
Dec 20, 2019 • 80 min
This debate touches upon one of the most fundamental value proposition of cryptos. If any crypto can attain the status of digital gold, the coin with the longest history, highest market cap and widest recognition seems to have the best chance. And if…
Announcing The Blockchain Debate Podcast
Dec 16, 2019 • 2 min
Brief introduction