People often talk about potential uses of cryptocurrency to help the underbanked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but what about the Caribbean? Back during Consensus, I met with Oliver and was fascinated by his work in Barbados and other islands. There are some unique opportunities specific to the region that offer real world utility and even a stable coin! Are you as intrigued as I was? Tune into this episode of the Tatiana Show and learn more about the innovation at Bitt and the work they are doing in partnership with the local central banks and the government. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, one has to applaud the forward thinking policies that can give a competitive edge to some of the smaller countries in the world stage.
As a bonus, here is a cool music video by Oliver, really fun!
About the Guests:
Founder,Oliveris a global advocate on digital fiat currency and distributed ledger technolo..

'œA world of a thousand tokens is not as strong as a world with one token.'
'” Marty Bent
Interview location: Skype
Interview date: Sunday 23rd Dec, 2018
Company: Tales From the Crypt Podcast
Role: Host
What a year 2018 has been. The bear market has taken its toll on many: traders have lost money, companies such as Bitmain and Consensys are looking at significant layoffs, and the steep decline has provided the mainstream media with ammo to attack crypto.
Still, we may look back on the 2018 bear market as a good thing. Without a doubt, the majority of the crypto industry has been plagued with scams, poor projects and ideas which have raised vast sums of money and shipped little. Certain naysayers have been proven right with their criticism of Crypto, and sadly, these criticisms attack the category which includes Bitcoin.
As companies and projects close, teams face layoffs and investors lick their wounds; Bitcoin has continued to go from strength to strength. Despite the r..

While at LaBitConf in Santiago Chile I caught up with 4 of the speakers for the conference to discuss a whole host of issues in the crypto space today. Joshua Scigala of VaultOro discusses the latest in gold and silver meets crypto exchange.Then Peter Kroll creator of the first off-line storage for Bitcoin discusses that project and his thoughts on much more in the crypto space.Pamela Morgan joins us next to talk about her book Crypto Assets Inheritance Planning and the importance of proper key management.Finally we wrap up with Guillermo Goncalvez of a new Venezuelan crypto exchange called Eldorado. We also discuss alot of the other issues with the Venezuelan economy and politics.
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Lending is one core pillar of the economy, enabling one person or company to be entrepeneurial with someone else's capital. However, in the traditional banking system processes in lending are often opaque and the barrier to entry into this market is high. The emergence of easy to use Decentralized Finance is one of the hallmarks of 2018: To date, DeFi has brought us crypto-collateralized stable coins, decentralized exchanges, tokenized credit default swaps, trustless derivatives, and decentralized margin lending.
We're joined Nadav Hollander, co-founder and president of Dharma. Dharma is a decentralized protocol for credit products which connects debtors with creditors through a transparent mechanism. The protocol itself is agnostic towards the collateral and terms used, however, the team recently introduced a crypto-collateralized margin lending application running on top of the Dharma protocol, Dharma Lever.
Topics discussed in this episode:
Nadav's background and how..

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin…Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Trace Mayer to discuss the nascent #ProofofKeys movement. Later, the hosts answer listener questions.
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This episode was edited by Matthew Zipkin, and featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats.
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Today's show is a collection of interviews from Oslo Norway and Santiago Chile. First up is Collin Cantrell of Nexus Earth discussing the BCH fork drama and the latest with Nexus roll out of Tritium their smart contract solution to ethereum. Next up is Rob Viglione with Horizen to talk about there re-brand from ZenCash as well as their Super Node service. Finally we wrap up with Rod Rambrissi of Dash Brazil about his documentary he shot in Venezuela about the boom of crypto use by Venezuelans with a focus on Dash. Rod was invited to Venezuela by Eugenia Alcala of Dash Venezula for a tour of their success thus far.
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Ah, the frustrations of economics and new crypto folks. Look, I love when eager people get into the space, but I can't help but get a bit upset when they don't have the critical understanding of economic underpinnings needed behind their suggestions to help the world.
This is the difference between most well intentioned folks who end up with Venezuela, and the enlightened ones (kidding) that have studied a bit of Mises or Rothbard. So in this episode, I have to bring out the big guns. Bob Murphy, economist, karaoke king, and of course, a good friend that knows how to explain boring stuff in a fun way! Want to learn why OG crypto enthusiasts make a face when talking about the Fed or the Great Depression? Check out this episode!
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Robert Murphyis a research assistant professor at the Fre..

'œBitcoin is for all of humanity, it is the greatest technical innovation when it comes to sound money.'
'” Trace Mayer
Interview location: Skype
Interview date: Monday 17th Dec, 2018
Company: Premier Ark LLC
Role: Manager
Own your private keys! OWN YOUR PRIVATE KEYS!
How many times are people told to make sure they own their private keys and not risk holding their Bitcoin on an exchange but they still do? Bitcoin offers people the chance of financial self-sovereignty but yet too many leave their Bitcoin on an exchange, exposing themselves to the risk of hacks, confiscation and exit scams.
Trace Mayer is attacking this problem head-on with his campaign Proof of Keys, where he is encouraging everyone to take their Bitcoin off-exchange on January 3rd, the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Bitcoin protocol.
Trace rightly points out that there are many new entrants to Bitcoin who aren't aware of what happened with Mt. Gox as well as the other countless exchange h..

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 consensus mechanisms. This episode is essentially a primer for advanced discussion of consensus in decentralized networks.
Aparna KrishnanCo-founder mechanism labs open source research labAll work and research is on GithubTelegram: @mechanism_labsCo-founder of the education team at Blockchain BerkeleyConsensus researcherTeaches executive education courses
ConsensusProof of WorkProof of StakeOld Field
HistoryCynthia Dwork developed stronger adversarial modelsDid not have many applicationsBlockchain has brought cryptography and consensus into the mainstream eye
ProtocolsDFINITYTendermintBitcoinFocus has been on proof of sta..

MaidSafe just released a completely in-house version of the SAFE Browser with some very cutting-edge features and toggles to explore experimental features. It's still rough-cut,as browser experiences go, but it opens the door to some very advanced development options as the SAFE Network matures toward readiness for launch.
Helping us get a feel for this step forward are two of the MaidSafe front-end developers most responsible for this new step: Gabriel Viganotti and Josh Wilson.
Understanding where the SAFE Browser has come from, where it is and where it's going can give one new insight and a real feel for why SAFE Network development is really in a field of its own.
MusicSafe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes
LinksDynamic Membership- Text and Video
The Article the Internet Doesn't Want You to Read – Link to Medium article and Forum discussion
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