Episode 209: Bitcoin Pizza with Sam Radocchia
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
5M ago
Sam Radocchia is back for her second appearance on the podcast in today’s episode. She is part of the Chronicled team, a company which builds blockchain protocols for supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry.  Because of the misinformation that exists in the blockchain space, Sam wrote the book Bitcoin Pizza to educate newcomers about it. She says that writing this book was one of the hardest things she has ever done. We hear about an interesting method that Sam used to write some parts of her book. While Bitcoin is ever-changing, Sam discusses how she attempted to write Bit ..read more
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Episode 303: The Blockchain Trilemma with Michelle Chuang of Asensys
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
In today’s episode of Crypto Token Talk our guest is Michelle Chuang, COO of Asensys. She spent 20 years in marketing consumer brands before moving into crypto and blockchain. The lack of data security online is what originally sparked her interest in uses of blockchain technology to improve the digital economy. She discusses why decentralization is key to the security of blockchain systems, but that, historically, these networks have had difficulty achieving high performance while retaining decentralization and security. This problem is called the "blockchain trilemma."   Asensys address ..read more
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Episode 159: Bryce Bladon on the Impact of CryptoKitties
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
This week we feature Bryce Bladon, Founding Team Member of CryptoKitties and Director of Communications at Dapper Labs. For the past decade, he has been a communications consultant specializing in finding use cases for emerging technology. Bryce tells us about the launch of CryptoKitties in 2017, explains the game and its significance. He discusses the possibility of CryptoKitties being interoperable with other blockchain-based games in the future and how CryptoKitties may improve adoption generally. He then discusses what he hopes the long-term impact of this technology will be and informs us ..read more
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Episode 157: Arthur Gervais on Crypto Micropayments
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
This week we are joined by Arthur Gervais, the CEO at Liquidity Network. Liquidity Network uses off-chain payments enabling high volume of fast trading and purchasing. Arthur explains that blockchain’s impact on the banking and finance industries can lead to revolutionary changes in the way that business is conducted, especially shifting who will be given access to participate in trade. He dives in to the use cases for these types of payments and explains how this off-chain system is different from current exchanges. Arthur concludes by asking our listeners to reach out with questions, advice ..read more
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Episode 153: Kevin Beauregard on Auctioning Tokenized Assets
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
Kevin Beauregard joins us today to discuss AUX-Augmented Exchange. Kevin began in blockchain and crypto in 2013 when he founded GoCoin, which processes fiat-to-crypto payments. Then in 2017, after working with various start-ups, he and a co-worker founded AUX. AUX is a decentralized auction that uses smart contracts and allows users to set their own values for tokenized assets. The platform is in beta stage and ready for use. Kevin shares with us the barriers he has faced in building the company and what he believes to be the greatest barriers to the expansion of crypto. He concludes the episo ..read more
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Episode 134: Jacqueline Kwok On A Superior Crypto Wallet
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
Today we welcome Jacqueline “JK” Kwok. JK has a background in finance, with most of her career spent in private equity. Now, she is Head of Business Development for Arcana, which is envisioned to be the “cryptocurrency home” for consumers. JK tells us about the Arcana Wallet’s Smart Vault Technology, which will store users’ cryptocurrency offline. She describes the issues with hardware wallets and how features of Arcana will be superior, including passive income and automatically claiming forked coins. JK then discusses the use of insurance and know-your-customer processes to keep Arcana legal ..read more
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Episode 311: Mina Co-Founders on Changing Power Dynamics on the Web
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
In today’s episode, Nikki Del Principe is joined by guests Evan Shapiro and Izaak Meckler. CEO Evan and CTO Izaak are both Co-Founders of O(1) Labs, the team behind Mina.  Mina (formerly Coda Protocol), the world's lightest blockchain powered by participants, deploys recursive zk-SNARKs to ensure the blockchain remains the same size—22 kb—enabling anyone to sync the chain in seconds, ushering in a new era of blockchain accessibility. We hear how Evan and Izaak became interested in cryptocurrency and the technology behind it in high school and collaborated together on coding projects befor ..read more
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Episode 309: Regulatory Tensions and Forecasts with Carol Van Cleef
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
In today’s episode Kelley Weaver is joined by Carol Van Cleef, Founder and CEO of Luminous Group and pioneer in legal issues involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Additionally, she is Chair of the Blockchain and Digital Assets practice with Bradley, based in Washington, D.C. With Luminous Group, Carol offers general blockchain consulting with a speciality in compliance. As a certified AML specialist, Carol’s expertise is invaluable to her clients, which include banks, securities firms, and money services businesses. We hear how Carol entered the cryptocurrency market and her 20 ..read more
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Episode 211: Digital Gold with Cynthia Blanchard and Julie Mei
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
Two guests from the AnthemGold and Hercules projects join us for this episode. Cynthia Blanchard is the Co-Founder and President of these companies, while Julie Mei is the Chief Technology Officer. Cynthia’s husband, Anthem Blanchard, was adopted into a family with a deep history involving gold. She shares the story of how her father-in-law, James U. Blanchard III, led the charge in lifting laws restricting ownership of gold in the United States. AnthemGold aims to build on Blanchard’s vision with its gold-backed asset token that enables easy transactions using gold, one of history’s most wide ..read more
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Episode 201: Ken Brook (MetaX), Nash Foster (Pyrofex), and Tijana Damjanovic Gertner (Anchor) on Achieving Mass Adoption
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by Kelley Weaver: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency podcaster
6M ago
Kicking off season two, this episode was recorded at the Crypto Invest Summit 2019 in Los Angeles. Joining Kelley Weaver are Tijana Damjanovic Gertner (Chief Marketing Officer of Anchor), Nash Foster (CEO of Pyrofex), and Ken Brooke (CEO of MetaX). The panel gives an explanation of their projects before getting into the focus of the discussion: mass adoption of blockchain technology. The three guests are first asked about what their favorite use cases of blockchain are and how they are applying it to their own projects. Nash talks about what needs to happen to get cryptocurrency used in day-to ..read more
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