The Third Web

The Third Web

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Podcast by Arthur Falls


The Third Web #17 - Arthur Brock, Holochain
May 9 • 55 min
Holochain has been a project simminging in the background of the blockchain space for several years now. The promise has been a panaceaic solution to the performance and scalability issues facing decentralised hosting platforms. It’s an oft heard claim,…
The Third Web #16 - Urbit, Your New Server
Mar 17 • 44 min
The range of third-web platforms in development today is greater than ever. From data-centric blockchain based approaches to agent-centric designs like Secure Scuttlebut, the potential futures of the third web are rapidly expanding. Today we look at…
The Third Web #15 - Edgeware & Parity, Infrastructure on Top of Infrastructure
Mar 3 • 35 min
What is Edgeware Edgeware being developed by an entity called Commonwealth Labs Built on Parity’s Substrate Grandpa finality tool On-chain governance Scripting built in. Using Web Assembly (Wasm) Building on Substrate People used to build their own web…
The Third Web #14 - Dawn Of An Ecosystem: Substrate & Polkadot
Jan 30 • 27 min
Care of DFINITY I was privileged to attend the Web 3 Summit in Berlin last year. While there I interviewed Aeron Buchanan, the Executive Vice President of the Web 3 Foundation and Gavin Wood, Founder of Ethereum, Parity, and the Web 3 Foundation. These…
The Third Web #13 - Consensus Primer with Aparna Krishnan
Dec 20, 2018 • 33 min
Aparna Krishnan is head of education at Blockchain at Berkeley and co-founder of Mechanism Labs, an open source blockchain research lab. Earlier this year, Aparna was awarded a scholarship by the DFINITY Foundation for Mechanism Labs’ research into…
The Third Web #12 - The Actor Model
Dec 12, 2018 • 37 min
Subodh Sharma is a professor of computer science at IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in India. While he’s not teaching, Subodh conducts research into the formal verification of distributed systems, and his work on the automated formal…
The Third Web #11 - Scuttlebutt & Cypherspace
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
Dominic Tarr is a hacker who resides on a sailboat, usually found in New Zealand’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf. In recent years he has risen to fame as the creator of the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol, Scuttlebutt for short. Scuttlebutt is comprised of a…
The Third Web #10 - An Emerging India
Nov 6, 2018 • 50 min
Recently I visited India representing the DFINITY Foundation. The trip was supported by upstart venture production and consulting group, Dunya Labs, and advocacy group, InCrypt. Those ten days altered my understanding of the way technology manifests…
The Third Web #9 - Jack du Rose, Colony & Coase
Oct 27, 2018 • 26 min
In 2015 I interviewed Jack du Rose about Colony - his autonomous platform that could track contribution to a common enterprse and reward tokens representing stake in said enterprise. Three years and two private betas on, we hear from Jack about his…
The Third Web #8 - Zilliqa & Singapore
Aug 23, 2018 • 38 min
Zilliqa is a Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance based, public, programmable blockchain platform that uses Proof of Work as a syble resistance mechanism. Combining PBFT and PoW is a brilliant trick to bring the state finality required for scaling through…
The Third Web #7 - Brian Behlendorf
Apr 6, 2018 • 18 min
On this episode of Web 3.0, we hear from Brian Behlendorf, the head of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, and leading figure in the open-source software movement. Brian began developing open-source code during the mid-1990’s and was also the…
The Third Web #6 - DFINITY Consensus
Jan 23, 2018 • 47 min
“The DFINITY project was formed to research ways of enabling public decentralized networks to host a virtual computer of unlimited capacity. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved…
The Third Web #5 - SingularityNet
Jan 18, 2018 • 41 min
Artificial Intelligence Researcher Ben Goertzal and Blockchain Solution Architect, Simone Vulpem discuss the SingularityNet artificial intelligence marketplace. Currently, the market for artificial intelligence is dominated by industry giants with huge…
The Third Web #4 - SpankChain
Dec 10, 2017 • 46 min
In today’s episode we look at spank chain, an adult industry cryptocurrency payment system built using Ethereum. Currently, financial intermediaries in the adult entertainment industry exploiting their position to impose arbitrary rules on content by…
The Third Web #3 - Quantifying Gaze
Nov 20, 2017 • 14 min
Today we are taking a quick look at a range of problems and their solutions through the lens of a little known project known as Gazecoin. Under the gaze coin banner are a range of projects, among them, a virtual world with purchasable real estate which…
The Third Web #2 - The Props Project by YouNow
Nov 13, 2017 • 31 min
Video, mobile first, open APIs, an existing two-sided market, and a userbase already transacting digitally. The YouNow live video platform is an ideal candidate for a monetary network-based business. YouNow’s Props project aims to achieve just this.…
The Third Web #1 - Re - Examining The Legality Of ICOs
Nov 7, 2017 • 36 min
Joshua Ashley Klayman, co-founded the blockchain and smart contracts working group at the law firm Morrison and Foerster and the WSBA’s Legal Working Group. We caught up in person at a Cafe in Central Park to discuss gender disparity in tech and ICO…
The Third Web #0 - The Ether Review Final Episode
Oct 30, 2017 • 61 min
Welcome to the Third Web. A podcast about the technologies powering the next generation of human civilisation. I’m your host, Arthur Falls. This podcast is targeted at industry observers looking for a technical examination of issues on the frontier of…
The Ether Review #76 — Attores & Indorse, Smart Contracts as a Service
Oct 17, 2017 • 16 min
The founders of Attores, Gorang Torvekar and David Moskowitz discuss their notion of “smart contracts as a service”. The platform is currently being piloted by nanyang polytechnic in Singapore as a digital diploma registry. This is being extended into a…
The Ether Review #75 — Streamr, Completing the Data Services Trifecta
Oct 11, 2017 • 18 min
Current solutions for decentralized data processing like Golem or Truebit provide part of a data services solution. Storj, Filecoin, Sia, and others offer storage solutions. Streamer tokenizes the value in streams of Data. Using the same interface for…
The Ether Review #74 —An Emerging Capital Market
Oct 9, 2017 • 19 min
Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets. Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a…
The Ether Review #73 — Kik, Establishing a Micro-economy
Oct 3, 2017 • 39 min
Today we hear from Ted Livingston, who founded Kik interactive in 2009 to address the problem of chat between blackberry, android and iPhone. Since then their chat app, Kik, has exploded in popularity, experiencing use by up to 40% of US teenagers. In…
The Ether Review #72 — Nick Dodson and Governx
Sep 21, 2017 • 23 min
Between re-constructing TheDAO and building his own governance platform Governex (once Boardroom), ConsenSys developer Nick Dodson is building a portfolio of powerful Ethereum based tools. Disappointingly, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance instantiation of…
Ether Review Legal #6 — Playing in a Sandbox
Sep 14, 2017 • 55 min
In today’s long overdue, landmark episode we are joined by an international panel of leaders in fin-tech and blockchain law: Claire Wivell, Hannah Glass (Australia), Alex Simms (New Zealand), Peter van Valkenburgh (USA), and James Duchenne (USA/Mauritius)…
Ether Review Legal #5 - BernsWeiss Stops the IRS in its Tracks
Aug 22, 2017 • 21 min
Lee Weiss of the US law firm BernsWeiss discusses the Coinbase/IRS dispute. The dispute began in November 2016, when the IRS summoned Coinbase to hand over data about all users who were active on the exchange from 2013 to 2015, with a view to…
Ether Review #71 - David Bailey on Po.et & the MtGox/BTC-e Connection
Aug 9, 2017 • 33 min
David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, discusses the recent shutdown of BTC-e and its mysterious connection to the MtGox hack which led to the exchange’s demise in 2014. He also introduces Po.et, a revolutionary proof-of-existence blockchain platform. The arrest…
Ether Review Legal #4 - MME, the Beating Heart of Crypto Valley
Aug 3, 2017 • 26 min
Luka Müller and Dianne Schepers of MME - the Swiss law firm famous for running the Ethereum crowdsale - discuss jurisdictional constraints, Crypto Valley, novel crypto-asset classes and the “second wave” of tokenization. With 25 previous “token generating…
Ether Review Legal #3 - The Simple Agreement for Future Tokens
Jul 23, 2017 • 33 min
Juan Benet and Jesse Clayburgh of Protocol Labs, and Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital, discuss the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT). Inspired by Y Combinator’s “Simple Agreement for Future Equity”, the SAFT standardizes the legal framework…
The Ether Review #70 - CoinList Battens down the Hatches with Watertight Token Launch Compliance
Jul 20, 2017 • 28 min
Juan Benet and Jesse Clayburgh of Protocol Labs, and Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital, discuss CoinList, a platform for token-backed networks to raise money through pre-launch token sales. While planning the Filecoin token sale, the team at Protocol Labs…
Ether Review #69 - IOTA & the Post-Blockchain Era
Jul 17, 2017 • 52 min
David Sønstebø, co-founder of IOTA, discusses this next-generation post-blockchain platform designed to serve as the backbone for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IOTA is a groundbreaking new open-source distributed ledger that does not use a blockchain. Its…
The Ether Review #68 - Numerai, The Last Hedge Fund
Jul 6, 2017 • 27 min
Xander Dunn and Richard Craib discuss Numerai, a new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists. The Numerai platform crowdsources machine learning by releasing encrypted data sets to data scientists, incentivising them to develop machine…
Ether Review Legal Discussion #2 The Legality of Raising Money Using Tokens
Jun 24, 2017 • 73 min
In today’s discussion we look at the legality of raising money through token launches, the potential risks involved, and approaches to improving the safety of these new bearer assets. We also examine the term ICO in depth and find that terminology, while…
The Ether Review #67 — Celebrating Erik Voorhees Week with Erik Voorhees!
Jun 11, 2017 • 42 min
What?! Another Erik Voorhees podcast?!!! In this, the sixty seventh episode of The Ether Review, we set out to understand Prism, Shapeshift’s new non-custodial synthetic asset built on the Ethereum network. In reviewing this episode I feel I was…
The Ether Review #66 - Gnosis, Martin Köppelmann
May 21, 2017 • 33 min
After a stunning token launch Gnosis has become a classic example of the hope for greater and more powerful decentralized applications. Founder Martin Köppelmann walks us through the projects genesis, growth, and road to success…
Ether Review Legal Discussion #1 — Challenges in Blockchain Law
May 13, 2017 • 76 min
In Brief: A walkthrough of the pressing legal issues in blockchain today. Over the last few months a varying group of legal professionals from New Zealand, Australia, and the USA have been meeting to discuss current events, challenges, and peculiarities…
The Ether Review #64 - Conversations with the Swarm
Apr 30, 2017 • 40 min
In Brief: Swarm City, once Arcade City, is one of the most ambitious, and controversial projects in the Ethereum ecosystem. Having shed their founder, the remaining team have made considerable development progress. More than just a would be ride sharing…
The Ether Review #63 — Meet DAD, the Digital Aussie Dollar
Apr 25, 2017 • 40 min
In Brief: Tokenizing fiat currency in a way that is compatible with our existing financial infrastructure and legislation is no easy feat. The consequences however reach across the entirety of industry, the economy, and society. Nick Addison is the CTO of…
The Ether Review #62—The Biggest City in Blockchain Pt 2
Apr 15, 2017 • 40 min
Matt Hale of Divvi is the first speaker in the second half of the conversation we began last week. Divvi is a Sydney based decentralized energy market startup. The huge scale of residential solar deployment makes Australia a uniquely appropriate…
The Ether Review #61 - The Biggest City in Blockchain Part 1
Apr 11, 2017 • 60 min
Last week I was honoured with the privilege of representing New Zealand at the inaugural ISO/TC-307 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies standards committee meeting. The event was hosted by the secretariat, Standards Australia. 18 nations…
The Ether Review #60 — MeDAOs & Crypto Branding
Mar 27, 2017 • 32 min
Today we hear first from Joe Reed who won the Seattle IPFS / Ethereum Hackathon in February. His entry Matriarch expands on the ERC20 compliant Minime token, using it as a basis for crowdfunded MeDAOs. It’s an avant-garde idea and compliments his…
The Ether Review #59 — Money Talks, Polychain Capital
Mar 19, 2017 • 61 min
By now word of the Andreessen-Horowitz/Union Square Ventures investment in the digital asset hedge fund Polychain Capital was reached far and wide across the cryptoverse. Among other things, this interview with founders Olaf Carlson-Wee and Ryan Zurrer…
The Ether Review #58 — “Status” Conquers Mobile
Mar 12, 2017 • 28 min
Ever wished for a final login, a final app? The last user name you would ever need, the last thing you would ever need to download? The Ethereum mobile client Status promises just that and it’s release is just around the corner. Founders Jarad Hope and…
The Ether Review #57 — The First Compliant-by Design Blockchain Asset
Mar 3, 2017 • 34 min
Charlie Shrem and Jason Granger explain the Mainstreet investment fund. A limited partnership which distributes it’s revenues to addresses associated with self verified token holders. A separate company, Intellisys, manages the fund. The intricate problem…
The Ether Review #56 - Serfs in the Attention Economy
Feb 22, 2017 • 49 min
In Brief: On today’s episode Kenny Rowe joins to discuss: Maker DAO Governance The decision making around forks DAOs in relation to stable value tokens The double token model of stable token platforms Community diversification as it relates to application…
The Ether Review #55 — DAOs with Wings
Feb 9, 2017 • 24 min
In Brief: Stas Oskin, Wings founder, explains how DAOs can be packaged for use by startups outside the blockchain space. Learning from others mistakes, the team at Wings are building a platform with the ability to vet, fund and launch DAOs based on input…
The Ether Review #54 — Demian Brenner of Open Zeppelin
Feb 2, 2017 • 22 min
In Brief: If there is one thing we learned in 2016 it’s that building a secure, stable, decentralized application is difficult. One of the responses to the problem has been the Open Zeppelin smart contract framework. Open Zeppelin is really a community of…
The Ether Review #53 - Dan Boneh, Master Cryptographer
Jan 12, 2017 • 42 min
In Brief: From better signature schemes for blockchains, to quantum preparedness, to novel cryptography like zero knowledge proofs and threshold signatures, Dan Boneh takes us on a tour of cryptography in our age. Professor of Computer Science at Stanford…
The Ether Review #52 — Arcade City is Back on the Road
Jan 7, 2017 • 40 min
In Brief: In spite of the tumultuous public life of it’s founder, the sharing economy project is evolving and moving forward rapidly. We’ve just seen the end of a successful token launch and an all star advisory board informing new leadership fronting a…
The Ether Review #51 — Hack Ether Camp: There Can be Only One
Dec 19, 2016 • 56 min
In Brief: Round 2 of the biggest hackathon in blockchain is nearing it’s apex. On the 22nd of December a winner will be announced. Today the man behind the hack.ether.camp virtual accelerator, Roman Mandeleil looks back over the last two months of…
The Ether Review #50 - Tezos, Forkless Protocol Upgrades
Dec 9, 2016 • 19 min
In Brief: Tezos is a blockchain based smart contract platform that incorporates protocol level governance, modular design, and a functional scripting language. Pretty much the shopping list of features the Ethereum community is looking for. Yes, Yes, I…
The Ether Review #49 - Digital Markets and Steemfest
Nov 30, 2016 • 31 min
In today’s episode we compare two books by William Mougayar: Opening Digital Markets (1997), and The Business Blockchain(2016). We also discuss the Steemfest conference which took place in Amsterdam last month. William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, venture…
The Ether Review
Nov 23, 2016 • 5 min
In Brief: Melon is a protocol and asset management software suite for setting up and managing portfolios containing cryptocurrencies. It achieves this through the use of the Polkadot blockchain network. Raison D’etre: Polkadot, designed by Gavin Wood, is…
The Ether Review #48 - Tracking A Hacker
Nov 16, 2016 • 21 min
In Brief: The DAO hacker and Geth attacker have left a trail of evidence that can provide high quality identifying information about their persons. Bok Khoo is an actuary in the finance industry and software enthusiast. Recently Bok has turned his…
The Ether Review #47 - Epic Infrastructure in China
Nov 7, 2016 • 29 min
**In Brief:** Chinese multinational, Wanxiang Group, has purchased over 700 hectares of land on which to build a smart city where it plans to experiment with blockchain based systems. Wanxiang Group is a Chinese multinational focused primarily on…
The Ether Review #46 - Curtis Yarvin & Galen Wolfe-Pauly on Urbit
Oct 24, 2016 • 66 min
Sometimes the urge to layer in-jokes into a podcast title is impossible to resist… and then 24hrs later you change it. The effort to understand the significance of type based and functional programming languages led me to the Urbit project. This attempt…
The Ether Review #45 - Australia - Agricultural Finance, Financial Assets, & Antipiracy
Oct 17, 2016 • 93 min
In many ways still a frontier nation, Australia’s style of innovation is practical and direct. Three of the startups covered in todays interviews come from industries outside of tech, each looking to blockchain to solve a problem unique to their…
The Ether Review #43 - BHP, Tracking the Most Valuable Rock on Earth
Sep 27, 2016 • 44 min
Core samples from oil wells can be worth more than gold. BHP Billiton, one of the largest mining companies in the world, is piloting a program to track their custodianship and provenance using IPFS and Ethereum. Not only is this an interesting use case,…
The Ether Review #42 - Dominic Williams, Dfinity and Infinite Scaling
Sep 13, 2016 • 70 min
Dominic Williams is a cryptographic researcher focussed on scaling and the representation of real world assets in digital form. Dfinity, Dominic’s infinitely scalable virtual machine, is simple, and extremely powerful. This is the third time I’ve…
The Ether Review #41 - Martin Lundfall, Rage Against the Machine
Sep 6, 2016 • 38 min
What is the Ethereum Virtual Machine, what design trends and decisions influence its operation and what does that mean for Ethereum the platform? Today we dive deep. There is a debate around whether the flexibility of the imperative paradigm of…
The Ether Review #40 - Perianne, Don & Alex discuss The Muskoka Group
Aug 31, 2016 • 38 min
Between August 24th-26th, a group of leaders in blockchain thought, business, and advocacy met at the Tapscott’s lodge in Muskoka, Canada. The goal of the meeting was to discuss strategies of stewardship and governance of the blockchain space. Currently,…
The Ether Review #39 - Zooko Wilcox, Zcash and Cryptography in the 1990s
Aug 28, 2016 • 43 min
In Brief Zooko Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko’s Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and…
The Ether Review #38 - Pelle Braendgaard, Prehistory
Aug 11, 2016 • 32 min
In Brief Blockchain is a recent innovation, cryptocurrency is not. From the mid 80s to the end of the Dot Com Boom in the late 90s, cryptographers and developers tackled many of the problems we are encountering today in this new era of digital currency.…
The Ether Review #37 - Jaan Tallinn, Threats to Human Life on Earth
Aug 2, 2016 • 42 min
Jaan Talinn is the founder of Skype and Kazaa and long time angel investor. More recently, Jaan has concerned himself with preventing the destruction of humanity. Strong Artificial intelligence is the least understood of threats and this is Jaan’s chief…
The Ether Review #36 - Emin Gün Sirer, Wrapping it all up
Jul 23, 2016 • 50 min
Crypto guru Emin Gün Sirer wraps up the DAO hack and hard fork. While the entire episode is over for the main Ethereum chain, some questions remain unanswered. After speaking with Emin, the intrigue seems to have only deepened. Note: River Keefer is in…
The Ether Review #35 - Coinfund & Synereo
Jul 18, 2016 • 50 min
Lucius Gregory Meredith, chief technology officer at Synereo is a mathematician and cryptocurrency expert. The Synereo platform began as a decentralized social network but out of a need for smart contracts, high scalability, and concurrent transactions,…
The Ether Review #34 - Vinay Gupta on Rethinking Blockchain Use Cases
Jul 6, 2016 • 67 min
The threat of Ethereum regulation as a result of the DAO fiasco raises the question: At its core, is blockchain a financial technology? The Crypto project is viewed by many to be an effort to safeguard mankind’s future. Vinay Gupta says it’s time to…
The Ether Review # 33 - Blockchain on Wall St & CPU Cycles for Rent
Jun 30, 2016 • 54 min
Julian Zawistowski, of Project Golem explains the distributed computing platform he and his team at Imapp are producing. The first alpha, Brass Golem will be released in weeks. The Imapp organisation itself is an interesting organization worth having a…
The Ether Review #32 - Peter Van Valkenburgh, The DAO & Regulation
Jun 21, 2016 • 47 min
Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center explains the regulatory considerations that may bear on DAO tokens. This episode was recorded before the hack but is still an excellent guide for those interested in understanding the importance…
The Ether Review #31 - Aftermath, Discussing the DAO Hack
Jun 19, 2016 • 44 min
So the DAO was hacked. Karl Floersch and myself discuss the state of play. What happened? Was it the fault of the DAO developers or a bug in the Solidity language? What does this mean for the ecosystem? How should we respond as a community? What is…
The Ether Review #30 - Vinay Gupta - All Roads lead to the Singularity
Jun 12, 2016 • 46 min
This episode features a somewhat undirected discussion with critical thinker Vinay Gupta. Starting with the technological components of Bitcoin and Ethereum, we find that all roads lead to the singularity. Thank you to cryptocompare.com for the support…
The Ether Review #29 - Gavin and Ken of Ethcore, Parity and Web 3
Jun 1, 2016 • 42 min
Today we have Ethereum founder and Ethcore CEO, Gavin Wood and head of business development at Ethcore, Ken Kappler. We take a look at their Parity client and the Web 3 concept. We look at the future of Bitcoin - Ethereum interoperation, Geth security…
The Ether Review #28 - Dapp Structure and the New Decentralized Exchange, Bitsquare
May 23, 2016 • 53 min
This episode features two interviews. First, Karl Floersch discusses the underlying structures which shape distributed applications. Karl’s ability to explain the deeper mechanics of software running in the Ethereum environment is unique and discussions…
The Ether Review #27 - Blockchain Revolution
May 13, 2016 • 32 min
Blockchain Revolution, the acclaimed book by Alex and Don Tapscott has been stirring interest in elite tech circles in advance of it’s launch. Steve Wozniac called it “Mindblowing in its expansiveness and profundity.” Alex Tapscott joins to discus the…
The Ether Review #26 - The DAO is Here!
May 5, 2016 • 31 min
In the few days between this episodes interview and the recording of this introduction, the DAO has raised over ten million dollars, bringing its total cash reserves to twenty three million. Such investor enthusiasm is unprecedented in the cryptocurrency…
The Ether Review #25 - Bob Summerwill of the C++ Team
Apr 27, 2016 • 34 min
Bob Summerwill has been developing the C++ Ethereum client since July last year. His background is primarily in game development but he spent a short time in finance as a “Solutions Architect” giving him a unique insight into development and culture…
The Ether Review #24 - Christoph Jentzsch, Slockit and the DAO
Apr 21, 2016 • 35 min
Christoph Jentzsch is a theoretical physicist and high performance computing expert. The road to co-founding Slockit lead Christoph through the world of mining to testing the Ethereum codebase to developing the DAO concept to it’s most advanced state. In…
The Ether Review #23 - Aaron Davis, Dan Finlay, MetaMask
Apr 17, 2016 • 28 min
MetaMask is a Chrome browser extension that will enable trustless interaction with DApps. Developers Aaron Davis and Dan Finlay discuss self sovereign identity, leaving Apple to develop on Ethereum and developing decentralized web services. We also talk…
The Ether Review #22 - John Lilic, The Transactive Grid
Apr 9, 2016 • 31 min
John Lilic discusses the Transactive Grid project which aims to localize energy production through the creation of micro grids. John’s idea of using a pure incentive system to solve and infrastructure problem is inspired. We also touch on early days of…
The Ether Review #21 - Roman Mandeleil, Ethereum Full Transparency
Mar 30, 2016 • 22 min
Ethereum Full Transparency is a feature that has recently been added to the live.ether.camp blockchain explorer. It now allows the user to explore the operations of a smart contract in both interpreted and raw form. It’s the most interesting exposition of…
The Ether Review #20 - Maker, the Stable Currency Platform
Mar 20, 2016 • 52 min
The stable token platform Maker is the focus of today’s episode. It’s a mature design that builds on both the academic and technological legacy of Bitshares. It’s live right now and has been for months. This is a great follow on to episode 16 with Dominic…
The Ether Review #19 - Arcade City
Mar 16, 2016 • 33 min
Christopher David, founder of the transportation network Arcade City came on the show today to discuss the project. Arcade City aims ultimately to be owned by the drivers themselves using a suite of technologies built on our favorite platform. It was…
The Ether Review #18 - DevUpdate, Digix DAO Crowdsale
Mar 9, 2016 • 48 min
Taylor Gerring brings us an Ethereum Development update. Then we’re taking another look at Digix, a gold backed token issuance and exchange platform. The platform featured in episode 8 but given their crowdsale begins on the first of next month and their…
The Ether Review Dev Update 2-19-16
Feb 23, 2016 • 13 min
This is a special episode of The Ether Review. Today Taylor Gerring, the director of technology at the Ethereum Foundation joins to offer a quick development update and answer a few listener questions. If you’re interested in finding out more or would…
The Ether Review #16 - Dominic Williams, Synthetic Assets
Feb 15, 2016 • 69 min
Today we have one of my favourite thinkers in the cryptocurrency space. Dominic Williams featured briefly in the last episode of Beyond Bitcoin discussing Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus processes. Today we talk about Synthetic Assets:…
The Ether Review #15 - Thomas Bertani, Oraclize
Feb 10, 2016 • 38 min
Oraclize is a project developing tools to provide trustable data feeds to smart contacts and prediction markets. Founder Thomas Bertani joins me today to explain oracles, oracle networks, TLS Notary and the emerging decentralised ecosystem. @ThomasBertani…
The Ether Review #14 - Juan Benet, IPFS
Feb 3, 2016 • 34 min
Juan Bennet is the founder and CEO of Protocol Labs. The chief project under development over there is IPFS or the Interplanetary Storage Network. I keep hearing IPFS mentioned in the same sentence as Ethereum so I thought I’d ask Juan what the deal was.…
The Ether Review #13 - Alex Van de Sande, Wallet, Contracts, Mist
Jan 21, 2016 • 46 min
Alex Van de Sande is the lead designer for the Ethereum Foundation and Eth Dev. Originally working on the Mist browser, more recently Alex has been focussed on the developing the Ethereum wallet. The exercise tutorials he published on the official…
The Ether Review #12 - Stephan Tual, Slock.it
Jan 15, 2016 • 39 min
Joining me today is Stephen Tual is a one time member of the Ethereum team and one of the founders of Slock.it, a project that aims to be Ethereum’s bridge to the internet of things. Their Devcon 1 presentation was lauded as one of the most stark…
The Ether Review #11 - Free My Vunk!
Jan 6, 2016 • 50 min
Free My Vunk is a movement to port game items and assets into the blockchain. The goal is to give control of these hard won in game rewards entirely to the players themselves. On the surface this seems like a simple, maybe even mundane use case but the…
The Ether Review #10 - hack.ether.camp Session 2
Dec 24, 2015 • 54 min
Today is our second episode covering the ether.camp hackathon. Familiar voice Hudson Jameson returns with Jaden Hess to explain their milestone reward Dapp kit “Motivate”. Then Roman Mandeleil wraps things up for us. Mea culpa next week due to the…
The Ether Review #9 - hack.ether.camp Session 1
Dec 16, 2015 • 40 min
On the first of this month Roman Mandeleil and the ether camp team kicked off the first decentralised ethereum based hackathon. It was a tremendous opportunity to see the developer community showcase the ideas that were simmering away behind the scenes.…
The Ether Review #8 - Digix
Dec 7, 2015 • 41 min
DiGix is a digital asset issuance and tracking platform built on Ethereum. It is designed to minimise KYC intrusion and offer physical asset shadowing while offering the protection from loss of funds customers expect of contemporary financial products.…
The Ether Review #7 - Aron Von Ammers, Devcon 1
Nov 28, 2015 • 38 min
Aron Von Ammers is a business developer who covered Devcon 1 as it was in session for coin telegraph. His two major ventures in the space, blockstars and outlier ventures aim to rapidly develop and launch blockchain oriented startups. Today we discuss…
The Ether Review #6 - Devcon 1 Debrief
Nov 25, 2015 • 41 min
Today we have a panel of Devcon attendees. Alex Amsel, Hudson Jameson and Jack du Rose.We discuss the Ethereum community, the development state of the consensus process, storage solutions, Free My Vunk, Slock, Oraclize and much more. Alex Amsel:…
The Ether Review #5 - Colony, Jack Du Rose
Nov 12, 2015 • 38 min
Today Jack Du Rose explains his social collaboration platform colony and his old job designing the most expensive work of art ever sold.
The Ether Review #4 - Augur
Nov 5, 2015 • 54 min
The Ether Review #4 - Augur by Arthur Falls
The Ether Review #3 - Roman Mandeleil
Oct 29, 2015 • 27 min
Roman Mandeleil, builder of the Ethercamp blockchain explorer and the java implimentation of Ethereum discusses among other things, what it is like to be a longtime developer in the Ethereum community.
The Ether Review #2 - Vlad Zamfir
Oct 21, 2015 • 29 min
The Ether Review #2 - Vlad Zamfir by Arthur Falls
The Ether Review #1 - Joseph Lubin
Oct 13, 2015 • 38 min
Arthur speaks with Joseph Lubin, one of the founders of the Ethereum project and also Consensys, a constellation of Ethereum focused companies. This is the first episode of a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum…
Beyond Bitcoin - 27th And Final - An Architecture For The Internet Of Money
Feb 18, 2015 • 126 min
todays episode is my favourite of all, not to diminish all of the wonderful interviews and guests I’ve been lucky enough to have on the show. Sorry Adam, I forgot to thank you for getting me into this. The mark of a great catalyst is that he’s taken for…
Beyond Bitcoin - 26 - Darkcoin
Feb 5, 2015 • 61 min
All about Darkcoin. Having sworn my allegiance to the 2.0 space long ago I was blown away to see how deeply innovative a single token tracking platform could be. Darkcoin is a project I will watch closely following this fascinating discussion.Thanks to…
Beyond Bitcoin - 25 - Considering Identity Systems With Chris Mountford
Jan 27, 2015 • 82 min
Chris Mountford is a developer at Atlassian, a software company based in Australia and has been interested in digital currency for over twenty years. In this episode we discuss reputation and personal information management systems. Chris’ ability to…
Beyond Bitcoin - 24 - The Second To Last - A Nu Approach
Jan 7, 2015 • 69 min
In this, the second to last episode of Beyond Bitcoin We Look at Nubits, the value controlled digital currency that has emerged from the Peercoin/Peershares team. discus.nubits.com nubits.com docs.nubits.com The Internet of Money, Meher Roychoudhury:…
Beyond Bitcoin - 23 - Menger, Mises And Bitcoin
Dec 17, 2014 • 39 min
Jeffrey Tucker joins for this episode! “Could you please compare Menger and Mises views on the origin of value in money and explain how their views relate to bitcoin?” fee.org liberty.me mises.org CSUS: Music BIP38wallets.com: Sponsorship Jeffrey Tucker:…
Beyond Bitcoin - 22 - BitAssets and the Austrians
Dec 4, 2014 • 55 min
Austrian economics is one of these impenetrable black boxes that you hear referenced occasionally but that has little meaning for many people. Recently I was perusing Cameron Harwick’s blog, Thrica where I periodically go to soak up some free market…
Beyond Bitcoin - 21 - Consensus Without Mining
Nov 20, 2014 • 55 min
Jae Kwon joins to discuss his consensus algorithm Tendermint. Following from there we cover sideshains, quantifiable security, stealth coins, and much more. Today’s episode was sponsored by bip38wallets.com. bip38wallets.com…
Beyond Bitcoin - 20 - Codius
Nov 4, 2014 • 49 min
Stephen Thomas and Evan Schwartz discuss Ripple Labs open source smart contract system Codius! Codius.org Thanks to CSUS for the music [email protected]
Beyond Bitcoin - 19 - SuperNET
Oct 29, 2014 • 50 min
A technical writer known on the forums as “Cassius” chats about jl777’s SuperNET and related subjects. jl777.org thesupernet.org forum.thesupernet.org Csus provided the music [email protected]
Beyond Bitcoin - 18 - Cryptonite
Oct 15, 2014 • 44 min
Cryptonite is a currency built on the mini-blockchain scheme. It features tons of features not present in any other coins as well as some limitations. Music: Csus Cryptonite.info [email protected]
Beyond Bitcoin - 17 - Counterpartying With Robby Dermody
Oct 8, 2014 • 55 min
Today Robby Dermody of Counterparty, also known on the forums as Xnova joins to discuss the platform’s recent Armory implementation, two factor authentication, asset development, Dogeparty, a potential Counterparty foundation in the works and more.…
Beyond Bitcoin - 16 - The Future Is Not Mad Max
Sep 29, 2014 • 39 min
Today Justus Ranvier returns to discuss Monetas, a start up he is involved with which is building on the Open Transactions protocol. We also dig into cryptoequities, reputation, arbitration and the informal economy as well as the current price…
Beyond Bitcoin - 15 - Culture On The Blockchain
Sep 22, 2014 • 37 min
This time we’re checking out culture on the block chain with Alex co Author of the Bitcoin graphic novel which is at this moment awating a name. We talk making money interesting, working with the guys at Swarm, funding models, the Bitcoin ethos and the…
Beyond Bitcoin - 14 - Hyperledger
Sep 16, 2014 • 47 min
Dan O’Prey, Daniel Feichtinger and Tim Swanson discuss Hyperledger. hyperledger.com www.ofnumbers.com/author/timswanson/ Credits: Content - Dan O’Prey, Daniel Feichtinger, Tim Swanson and Arthur Falls Music - Csus Contact: [email protected]
Beyond Bitcoin - 13 - One To Rule Them All
Sep 7, 2014 • 53 min
In this episode Justus Ranvier joins for a discussion about Open Transactions and the future of smart contract platforms. Then a few words from international man of mystery jl777 on the SuperNET and the life of an anonymous coding machine.…
Beyond Bitcoin - 12 - The Future Of Storj
Aug 28, 2014 • 72 min
After an involuntary hiatus BB is back with a very late interview with Shaun Wilkinson and … a magic word!
Beyond Bitcoin - 11 - The NXT Economy
Jul 31, 2014 • 60 min
This episode Bas Wisselink, an NXT community organiser joins me again to discuss what’s going on in the next ecosystem. From a little grand theft crypto to a new altcoin adapter for the next asset exchange, there is a ton of interesting stuff going on and…
Beyond Bitcoin - 10 - Exploring The Open Bazaar…
Jul 23, 2014 • 70 min
Brian Hoffman and Washington Sanchez join me to discuss Open Bazaar, a marketplace built from Amir Taaki’s Toronto Hackathon winning “Dark Market”. A great exposition of a broad range of new ideas. CREDITS Audio production by Kerry Guy. Music provided by…
Beyond Bitcoin - 9 - A New Breed of Exchange
Jul 16, 2014 • 80 min
Alex joins to discuss his platform for betting on binary feeds in Counterparty and the basics of BIP32 wallet recovery. https://xcpfeeds.info Then Manfred Karrer explains the operation of the peer to peer fiat - Bitcoin exchange he’s working on -…
Beyond Bitcoin - 8 - Crowdsales, Carbon & Asset Machines
Jul 9, 2014 • 64 min
Today we’re, focusing on higher level deployments of the counterparty protocol. Joel Dietz joins me again with Ben Ingram. Also with us Is Jeremy Lam of Vennd We look at XBTC, bringing Altcoins onto the counterparty exchange, customer and employee…
Beyond Bitcoin - 7 - Trivial Issuance Of A Useful Asset
Jul 2, 2014 • 31 min
Adan Krellenstein, Counterparty co-founder and developer discusses OP_RETURN, proof of burn, other distribution methods, asset issuance, improvements to Bitcoin and the importance of the first mover advantage. Adam’s great to talk to and in light of the…
Beyond Bitcoin - 6 - A New Direction For Bitcoin?
Jun 25, 2014 • 72 min
In this hangout session, Stephen Reed presents his proposed reengineering of Bitcoin, Cooperative Proof Of Stake. Dan Larimer and others join the conversation to have their questions answered. CPOS is a fresh solution to the problems Bitcoin faces which…
Beyond Bitcoin - 5 - Delegates & Forgers
Jun 20, 2014 • 82 min
This weeks episode features Dan Larimer of Invictus Innovations discussing the shift from Proof Of Work to Delegated Proof Of Stake and the thought process behind the change. We go on to discuss pretty much everything else going on in the development of…
Beyond Bitcoin - 4 - Money Memes & The Coming Swarm
Jun 10, 2014 • 66 min
Great guests this week! First is a brief talk with Joel Deitz of Swarm. Swarm is a crowd funding platform with some checks in place to protect both project creators and investors. This, along side anonymous transactions and remission is in my mind a top…
Beyond Bitcoin - 3 - Research and Fluidity
Jun 4, 2014 • 74 min
Nikos Bentenitis and Panos Skourtis discuss the difficulties of educating in cryptocurrency, the efficacy of technical analysis in understanding price movements and scientific peer review enhanced by blockchain reputation systems. Then Joseph Lubin of…