What Bitcoin Did #48 Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

What Bitcoin Did #48 Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken

‚œIt is not just about making money. We didn’t start this company to make PayPal 2.0.‘

‚“ Jesse Powell

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018

Company: Kraken

Role: CEO

Volatility in crypto is reflected in the businesses which have been built upon it. Only recently have we seen this volatility with Bitmain, where during the bull run of 2017 the business was generated $billions in revenue and profit, but as the market has corrected, both revenue and profit has seen a sharp fall.

The same can be said for exchanges, in 2017 most could not recruit support staff and engineers fast enough, but recruitment in crypto comes with risk. Exchanges are a honeypot for thieves and hackers with wallets containing vast amounts of crypto wealth. Not only must exchanges protect themselves from outside hackers but they too must be prepared for staff compromising data and wallets.

Under the leadership of Jesse Powell, Kraken has grown to a global team of over 800 people. To ensure smooth operations, Kraken must recruit the right people and develop robust processes to protect the security of the company, while ensuring that they maintain a healthy culture.

As an old-school, early days crypto enthusiast, Jesse has led by example, rebelling against the BitLicense and donating $2m to Coin Center to ensure regulations do not swamp the industry.

In this interview, I talk to Jesse about the journey he has been on growing Kraken, the challenges of building an exchange and broader industry issues from regulation to mainstream journalism.

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SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful.

In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure.

Enjoy.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

MaidSafe

safenetwork.tech

SAFE Network School episode breaking down the XOR function, and a lot more related to the Routing level of the SAFE Network

Medium article: Why the Internet Needs Evolution (Again)

Proposal for Public Name System using RDF on the SAFE Network



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#261 Ben Sharafian & Stefan Thomas: Coil – A New Business Model for the Web

#261 Ben Sharafian & Stefan Thomas: Coil – A New Business Model for the Web

The difficulties of compensating content creators for their work has been a driving force of the web for decades. It gave rise to advertising-driven tech giants like Google and Facebook and contributed to the decline of industries like music and publishing. Coil aims to change this and leverage blockchain and the Interledger Protocol to build a new business model for the web.

We were joined by Coil Founder and former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas and Coil Co-Founder Ben Sharifian to discuss their ambitions to change how content is consumed and paid for.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What web monetization is
  • The difference between web monetization and web payments
  • The negative effects of advertising-driven business models
  • What the Interledger Protocol (ILP) is
  • The current state of ILP
  • Why Stefan and Ben decided to leave Ripple and start Coil
  • The case for web monetization as an initial use case for Coil
  • The idea of users paying a fixed bandwidth per second to content creators
  • Possible user experiences that could be built on top of Coil
  • How to bootstrap Coil and get adoption

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The Crypto Show Dr. Craig S Wright & Daniel Krawisz On BCHSV Plus The POSM Algorithm

The Crypto Show Dr. Craig S Wright & Daniel Krawisz On BCHSV Plus The POSM Algorithm

Just days away from the BCH fork we talk with Dr. Craig S Wright about his thoughts on the fork and what he plans to do to maintain control. Craig also shares his thoughts on Bitcoin core, Lightning Networks and the origins of Bitcoin. Daniel Krawisz co-founder of Nakamoto Institute also sit’s in for commentary and his take on the POSM algorithm coined by Dr. Wright. (Proof Of Social Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXMCzhwm554We also attempt to discuss Dave Klienman who was also thought to be a „Satoshi“. Likewise we make an attempt at discussing the „Tulip Trust“https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6309656/1/kleiman-v-wright/ https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2644014-Tulip-Trust-Redacted.htmld

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What Bitcoin Did #47 Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

What Bitcoin Did #47 Adam Back on a Decade of Bitcoin

‚œThere are only going to be 21 million coins, there are billions of people in the world, some reasonable percentage of who might find it interesting to own a piece of Bitcoin.‘

‚“ Adam Back

Interview location: London

Interview date: Friday 9th Nov, 2018

Company: Blockstream

Role: CEO

The Bitcoin whitepaper has eight references for eight projects and technologies which enabled and inspired Satoshi Nakamoto to create Bitcoin. One of those references is for Adam Back’s Hashcash, a proof-of-work email anti-spam tool.

Adam’s credentials as an early Bitcoiner are second to none. Not only is he cited in the whitepaper but his contributions to the early discussions around the development of the protocol are documented at the Nakamoto Institute.

Adam is now CEO of Blockstream, a leading developer of Bitcoin technologies. From sidechains to Lightning to their satellite network, Blockstream building out the commercial infrastructure to take Bitcoin to every corner of the earth.

In this interview, Adam reflects on a decade of Bitcoin with me, comparing and contrasting the early days of with now and explains to me why the whitepaper was different from previous attempts at digital cash. We also discuss the launch of liquid, how sidechains work and what is coming up for Blockstream.

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The Tatiana Show World Crypto Con Las Vegas: Mike Cernovich

The Tatiana Show World Crypto Con Las Vegas: Mike Cernovich

At the beginning of November, Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, but Michael Cernovich is a little different. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.

Cernovich is a controversial journalist, writer, and filmmaker. Michael has been on the activist scene for years, most recently in support of the 2016 Trump Election and he was instrumental in throwing of the Deploraball in DC. While some may not agree with his politics, most that meet him admit he is a „nice guy.“ We certainly found him to be kind and interesting, especially in his efforts to support Lyn Ulbricht by sharing the Change.org petition with his half a million Twitter followers. We were very excited to learn (and get an early preview) of his upcoming film „Hoaxed“ that exposes the media industry’s propaganda and the history of fake news.

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About the Guests:

Mike Cernovichis a journalist, author, and filmmaker. Cernovichhas reported everywhere from protests on the streets to the White House. Congressman John Conyers resigned after Cernovich uncovered documents revealing a secret sexual harassment settlement. Cernovich’s latest film,Hoaxed, explores fake news, and will premiere on October 20th in Los Angeles.

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Vaultoro.com

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HoaxedMovie.com

Cernovich.com

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Distributed Dialogues EP #9 – The Devil’s Excrement

Distributed Dialogues EP #9 – The Devil’s Excrement

„Countries are moving towards knowledge as their main source of income because we can’t rely, as a mining country or an oil country, just on our natural resources. We need to definitely take into account how technology is going to be part of the new Venezuela that we’re going to rebuild once this ends.“

‚“Antonio Ledezma

Welcome to Season Two of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Human Rights Foundation’s Oslo Freedom Forum, focusing on the intersection between human rights and decentralized technology. In each episode we’ll tell stories where basic human rights have been jeopardized, then present ways in which decentralized technology might serve as a tool for overcoming these challenges.

This episode is called ‚œThe Devil’s Excrement‘; in it, we bring you the reality of Venezuela’s authoritarian government, what life is like under the veil, and what promises crypto may hold to unlocking a brighter future.

Music provided by: David Berges and pond5, available at www.pond5.com.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast.



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Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #381 Airdrops and Decentralization without Anonymity

Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #381 Airdrops and Decentralization without Anonymity

On Todays Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin…

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Andreas Antonopoulos discuss the recent flurry of interest in Airdrops, their history and whether they actually work as advertised.

Later: With smart contract based exchange EtherDelta suddenly the first decentralized exchange to settle with US regulators, the conversation turns to the place of decentralization and anonymity in truly disruptive projects.


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This episode was sponsored by Bkeychain.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

Music for episode 381 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Matthew Zipkin and Adam Levine.

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The Crypto Show In Las Vegas With Trace Mayer & Charlie Lee

The Crypto Show In Las Vegas With Trace Mayer & Charlie Lee

Trace Mayer joins the the show from Coin Agenda in Las Vegas right on the heels of Money 2020 where we caught up with Charlie Lee the creator of Litecoin.Trace covers all of his „Coined“ phrases and prediction tools he’s so well known for including an anecdote about Dash creator Evan Duffield.Charlie shares his thought’s on Litecoin as a test-bed for Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, BCash and much more.

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What Bitcoin Did #46 Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

What Bitcoin Did #46 Francis Pouliot on the Network Effect of Money and Why Tokens Are Scams

‚œHumanity needed to discover what is the best form of money.‘

‚“ Francis Pouliot

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Wednesday 7th Nov, 2018

Company: Satoshi Portal & Bylls.com

Role: CEO

Crypto tokens have come under increasing scrutiny over a range of issues:

  • Are they unregistered securities?

  • Do they hold any intrinsic value?

  • Can they be a medium of exchange when prices are volatile?

  • Are they scams?

Francis Pouliet, CEO of Satoshi Portal, recently entered into a Twitter debate with Brave CEO and President, Brendan Eich over the BAT token. Francis questioned both the legality of the ICO and the added friction for users of the Brave browser when using BAT.

In this interview, I discuss the value of tokens with Francis, whether Brave should consider using Bitcoin, the network effect of money and why the value of all tokens will eventually go to zero.

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