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Distributed Dialogues EP #11 – The Data Death Star

Distributed Dialogues EP #11 – The Data Death Star

„Your healthcare data’s sold, it’s being sold for tons of money every year. People are making tons of money on it. You should be getting a cut, you should be getting rewarded for that.“

‚“ Kamal Obbad

Data could quite possibly be the buzz-word of the 21st century. This is especially true in terms of health data, which is what this episode is all about. As a topic, health data is a behemoth not unlike the Death Star; so, we spend time in this episode pulling it apart piece by piece, and in the end, we may just have a happy ending via a hard to find thermal exhaust port…or at least blockchain technology.

Theme music provided by: David Berges and pond5, available at www.pond5.com. Additional music provided by Trent Ubben.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network. Make sure to like and follow us on twitter @DistributedDD.



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The State of the Art in Cryptocurrency Privacy

The State of the Art in Cryptocurrency Privacy

An abridged overview of production systems.

At a recent offsite with the Aragon One team, I presented a lightning talk about state-of-the-art systems for privately buying, selling, and using cryptocurrency.

A PDF of the slides is published here. The slides are pretty self-explanatory, so I’m sharing as-is. If there are any questions or feedback about the content, I’m happy to discuss in the comment section.



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Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #383 Hashpower and Consensus (in the world of dust)

On Todays Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin…

First, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan talk about the recently lawsuit filed against many of the largest players in Bitcoin Cash. Expanding on last weeks discussion if Hashpower isn’t enough, should it be enough to dictate consensus?

Then, Adam is joined by one of the authors of the Crypto Caselaw Minute and returning guest Stephen Palley for a more in-depth look at the

And finally, Bitcoin Clock creator and long time LTB editor Matthew Zipkin tells us how he wound up hand-making „non-boring bitcoin full nodes“, which listeners of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! show have an opportunity to win.


Links from the episode:

Episode Sponsored by www.Bkeychain.comBitcoin Cash Lawsuit full texthttps://www.scribd.com/document/395082279/Bcash-Suit

Crypto Caselaw Minutehttps://medium.com/crypto-caselaw-minute

Stephen Palley on Twitter:https://twitter.com/stephendpalley

Matthew Zipkin on Twitter:https://twitter.com/matthewzipkin


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This episode was sponsored by Bkeychain.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Stephen Palley, Matthew Zipkin and Adam B. Levine.

Music for episode 383 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Matthew Zipkin and Adam Levine.

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What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

What Bitcoin Did #54 VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs on Bringing a Bitcoin ETF to Market

‚œIt should be less burdensome to get an innovative asset to market. The world is moving fast and we need regulatory support to keep newer technologies in the US.‘

‚“ Gabor Gurbacs

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018

Project: VanEck/MVIS

Role: Director, Digital Assets Strategy

The crypto bear market has been felt by many. From traders to miners, the fall in prices has led many to lose a significant amount of money. The fall in prices has also impacted companies and projects: GigaWatt has filed for bankruptcy, ETCDEV – an Ethereum Classic team has shut down, and many others are facing challenges times.

Institutions have regularly been cited as a potential end to the bear market, yet ICE’s Bakkt has delayed the launch of their Bitcoin settled futures until January 24th ‚˜19 and the SEC continues to either delay their decision or deny every application for an ETF. Only yesterday, the VanEck application, the remaining open application was delayed until February, the deadline for deciding on the application.

Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recently spoke at Consensus: Invest about ETFs, highlighting his and the concerns of others within the SEC. All do not share these concerns, Commissioner Peirce dissented in response to the rejection of the Winklevoss denied application and spoke to The What Bitcoin Did Podcast about her concerns that the SEC is overstepping their mandate, stating ‚œBy precluding approval of cryptocurrency-based ETPs for the foreseeable future, the Commission is engaging in merit regulation.‘

Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS shares Hester’s frustration, telling me that America wants a Bitcoin ETF and that a Bitcoin ETF faces a higher bar than other markets. In this interview, we discuss the VanEck application, why market manipulation is not unique to Bitcoin and the unfair standards by which the SEC treats Bitcoin.

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Technology & Choice #40, Ayurveda Technology, with Vaidya Lokesh Rathuri

Technology & Choice #40, Ayurveda Technology, with Vaidya Lokesh Rathuri

Ayurveda is a practice for maintaining and restoring health with origins dating back 10,000 years. It has been practiced consistently since. Might there be something to learn here? Might it offer choices for health and healing which are not available in the modes and institutions which most of us are used to?

I recently had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a Vaidya (practitioner/doctor) of Ayurveda, Lokesh Rathuri. He presents the basic understandings on which Ayurveda is built, in a way that opens the subject for a beginning understanding. It is a different view than most in the West are used to. You get to decide where there is merit there to warrant further exploration. We also discuss the interface of eastern and western practices and how they can inform each other’s understanding and practice.

Links

Art of Living Retreat Center

Ayurveda Department phone # – (828) 278-8112 – Mary Walker

Ayurveda Simplified, by Dr. Nisha Manikantan

Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

Music

Bumper music: Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod.



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Am Krypto-Markt wurden 2018 rund 700 Mrd. Dollar verbrannt

Am Krypto-Markt wurden 2018 rund 700 Mrd. Dollar verbrannt

Am Krypto-Markt wurden 2018 rund 700 Mrd. Dollar verbrannt
Die Geschwindigkeit mit der Bitcoin, Ripple und Co derzeit abstürzen ist atemberaubend, furchterregend und ruinös. Am17.12.2017 erreichte der Bitcoin sein Allzeithoch von knapp 20.000 Dollar.

Lehrte, 05.12.2018. Der aktuelle Bitcoin-Wert liegt derzeit bei rund 3.450 Dollar. Die Gesamtmarktkapitalisierung aller Kryptowährungen kletterte



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What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin’s Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

What Bitcoin Did #53 Grin’s Michael Cordner aka Yeastplume on Implementing Mimblewimble

‚œThere may be a few people who genuinely think a deflationary currency is the way to go, nobody on the Grin team does.‘

‚“ Michael Corder (Yeastplume)

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Friday 30th Nov, 2018

Project: Grin

Role: Developer

Outside of the most hardcore Bitcoin maximalists, there are some who respect a minimal number of alternative cryptocurrency projects. My experience in creating this podcast is that you find some who say they are maximalists, but Monero is cool, or that Decred is interesting.

The ability to command respect is usually steeped in a currencies foundation sharing characteristics of Bitcoin:

  • An anonymous founder

  • A focus on decentralisation

  • A monetary policy which does not enrich the founders and developers

  • No premine

One such project which has sparked interest is Grin’s implementation of Mimblewimble, a new coin which attempts to solve some of the privacy and scaling issues of Bitcoin.

On August 2nd, 2016, Tom Elvis Jedusor, a contributor to the Bitcoin Wizards IRC channel dropped his whitepaper, describing a blockchain with a radically different approach to transaction construction from Bitcoin. In October 2016, Andrew Poelstra from Blockstream completed his analysis of the whitepaper and dropped a position paper filling in some of the gaps from the original paper to make precise the idea.

In the middle of November, Ignotus Peverell, another anonymous developer, appeared on the same IRC channel with a link to GitHub with an implementation of Mimblewimble, and this is how Grin was born.

Fast forward to today and Grin has launched its fourth testnet and is preparing to launch its mainnet in January of next year.

In this interview I talk with Michael Cordner, aka Yeastplume, a developer working on the Grin implementation of Mumblewimble, we discuss why Grin is acceptable for some Bitcoiners, their approach to monetary policy and governance, and how to mine Grin.

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#264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare – The Internet’s (De)centralized Security Blanket

#264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare – The Internet’s (De)centralized Security Blanket

We enter dozens of trust relationships ever time we interact with the Web. Browsers, ISPs, DNS providers, cloud hosting companies, all the way down to the handful of people who control certificate root keys; we rely on the integrity of these intermediaries to serve reliable, and accurate information. The concentration of power by any one of these actors threatens to compromise the very foundational principles of the Web. Decentralized technologies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tor, and IPFS seek to reverse this trend.

We’re joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. Founded less than 10 years ago, the company offers content delivery services (CND), DNS, and DDoS protection to over 12 million websites. The company contributes to open source cryptography libraries, some of which are used by Etherum. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Nick’s background as a cryptographer and previous position at Apple
  • The Internet’s infrastructure and trust model
  • How Cloudflare is experimenting with IPFS
  • The challenges to hosting static websites with IPFS
  • Cloudflare’s Onion routing service (Tor) and the benefits to users
  • The Roughtime protocol and encrypted SNI
  • Cloudflare’s contribution to open-source cryptography libraries
  • The vulnerabilities of DNS and Cloudflare’s free private DNS service (1.1.1.1)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Sponsors:

  • Azure: Deploy enterprise-ready consortium blockchain networks that scale in just a few clicks

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Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture, Meher Roy & Sunny Aggarwal.



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Distributed Dialogues EP #10 – Rebalancing The Equation

Distributed Dialogues EP #10 – Rebalancing The Equation

„Through a series of leaderless decisions, often driven and maintained by special interests, healthcare has become a kluged machine focused on defeating death at the expense of optimizing life.“

‚“ Dr. Alan Pitt

Welcome to Season Three of Distributed Dialogues. This season was inspired by the Distributed: Health conference in Nashville, Tennessee, which brought healthcare professionals and tech innovators together to begin tackling some of the major issues plaguing the American Healthcare System today. In each episode we’ll be talking with some of the leading voices in the industry, covering how decentralized technology influences artificial intelligence, the opioid crisis, data privacy, and even the use of psychedelics for treating PTSD.‚

This episode is called ‚œRebalancing The Equation‘; in it, we take a look at the complicated history of American Healthcare, some of the issues facing it today, and what solutions may lie ahead.

Music provided by: David Berges and pond5, available at www.pond5.com. Additional music provided by Pat Riley and Trent Ubben.

Distributed Dialogues is a BTC Media-produced podcast on The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network. Visit www.letstalkbitcoin.com for more engaging podcasts and follow us on twitter @TheLTBNetwork.



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Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #382 Is Hashpower Enough?

Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #382 Is Hashpower Enough?

On Todays Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin…

Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan are joined by Daniel Krawisz for an in-depth talk about the miner incentives playing a major role in Bitcoin SV’s path to victory.


Links from the episode:

Daniel’s „Bitcoin Stuff“ Podcast

Daniel’s 2013 interview on Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #33

„When to Fork The Pope“ episode of The Crypto Show


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This episode was sponsored by Bkeychain.com. It featured content from Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Daniel Krawisz and Adam B. Levine.

Music for episode 382 was provided by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Matthew Zipkin and Adam Levine.

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