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 guys are two of the individuals that launched the programmable blockchain revolution and these interviews plot a course from the founding of Ethereum to their vision of the decentralized web and give us a trajectory beyond.A quick production note. These interviews were filmed in the style of the other filmed interviews on The Third Web, unfortunately the footage was lost to a dead macbook leaving only the audio. As I usually cut myself out of the filmed interviews my contribution is less geared for production.
Visit https://web3.foundation/ , https://www.parity.io/ for more information
Aeron BuchananExecutive vice president of Web 3 FoundationMasters in Computer science with a focus on engineering at OxfordWorked in filmThen completed a..

Ryan Zurrer, Director of the Web3 Foundation and former Principal at Polychain Capital, joins us in discussing one of the most important questions in crypto: how should we govern blockchains?
We touch on:
How should blockchains be governed?‚
What are the different models of governance?
How do we prevent plutocracies?
How does Polkadot further the governance debate?
Show links:
LibsynApple PodcastStitcherSpotifyHosted by Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)
Intro music by Phortissimo.
Outro music by Garreth Chan.
Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

Wandering around at the Blockland Cleveland event, I came upon this little startup. I am always eager to think of easy ways to onboard crypto people into Bitcoin in a secure way. The guys at Coin Ninja made a wallet that's called Drop Bit. SUPER EASY! I loved it, and all I needed to give them is my phone number. It seems pretty secure too, so listen to the interview and see for yourself! I like the company story, and it worked really well when I tried it. I am eager to see what else will come out of this team! Listen in and see what a local Ohio business is working on, and get a little insight into community there while you're at it. I am really loving how the city realizes the future is in blockchain, plus there's an artsy side as a bonus!
About the Guests:
Throughout his career, Kyle Stalzer has been at the intersection of technology and business in order to help formulate and optimize online strategy for an organization.
He specializes in developing online product str..

Wandering around at the Blockland Cleveland event, I came upon this little startup. I am always eager to think of easy ways to onboard crypto people into Bitcoin in a secure way. The guys atCoin Ninjamade a wallet that's calledDrop Bit. SUPER EASY! I loved it, and all I needed to give them is my phone number. It seems pretty secure too, so listen to the interview and see for yourself! I like the company story, and it worked really well when I tried it. I am eager to see what else will come out of this team! Listen in and see what a local Ohio business is working on, and get a little insight into community there while you're at it. I am really loving how the city realizes the future is in blockchain, plus there's an artsy side as a bonus!
About the Guests:
Throughout his career,Kyle Stalzerhas been at the intersection of technology and business in order to help formulate and optimize online strategy for an organization.
He specializes in developing online product strategy..

We're joined by Jameson Lopp. Jameson is the CTO of Casa, a company providing key storage solutions. Previously, he was an early engineer at BitGo. However, to most people, he is perhaps known for his Twitter presence and his excellent writing. Over the years, Jameson has written extensively about Bitcoin development, cryptocurrencies, and personal operational security. A self-proclaimed 'œProfessional Cypherpunk,' aligns with the ideas of libertarianism and volunteerism.
Topics discussed in this episode:
Jameson's background and how he learned about BitcoinHis political view before and after discovering cryptoWhat stands out for Bitcoin in 2018His writing on the decentralized nature of Bitcoin Core developmentHis views on how Bitcoin compares to Ethereum on the topic of development controlHis thoughts on the Lightning Network and smart contracts on top of BitcoinJameson's approach to personal operational securityThe tradeoffs of having air-tight personal OpSec..

'œAnyone who understands economics and finance and how markets work will be a maximalist because it is more efficient to have one currency than a bunch of ones.'
'” Peter Todd
Interview location: Las Vegas
Interview date: Saturday 26th Jan, 2018
Company: Freelance
Role: Applied Cryptography Consultant
There were many attempts at creating a digital currency before Bitcoin, all failing for different reasons. Bitcoin brought together a number of ideas to solve the double spending which has enabled it to flourish for over a decade.
Peter Todd is one of a select few who can think about and understand Bitcoin at such a level that they can hold influence over ideas for its evolution.
I managed to get the chance to sit down with Peter at Tone Vays Unconfiscatable conference in Las Vegas and discuss the history of Bitcoin, why it worked when other digital currencies failed. We also discuss other relevant topics in the world of Bitcoin including scaling, Lightning and Fungibility ..

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What are your views on centralized control of monetary systems?
It can be viable in many situations for a time. Debt based systems require more debt to be created to pay its own interest. Over time this leads to collapse, especially in the presence of overspending by politicians. Ie. raising budget ceiling year after year. '” creating more debt that there is money to pay it off.Fiscally responsible people could keep it running forever.We may be in an end of life state for many money systems.Blockchain offers an opportunity to build better systems.Without free energy/teleportation/space mining or other way to generate vast amounts of value it is probably impossible for existing monetary systems to survive.Centrally controlled money supplies (central banking) respond to old data that leads to remedial measures comparable to oversteer or speed wobbles.If you are getting real time data to modulate money supply this problem can be remedied.
What is a Token?..

Ryan Zurrer, Director of the Web3 Foundation and former Principal at Polychain Capital, joins us in discussing one of the most important questions in crypto: how should we govern blockchains?
We touch on:
How should blockchains be governed?‚
What are the different models of governance?
How do we prevent plutocracies?
How does Polkadot further the governance debate?
Show links:
LibsynApple PodcastStitcherSpotifyHosted by Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi)
Intro music by Phortissimo.
Outro music by Garreth Chan.
Disclaimer: The Blockcrunch podcast series is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. Conduct your own research and invest at your own risk.

This is the 2nd hr of our live radio broadcast in Miami from The North American Bitcoin Conference. We have a whole herd of guest's cycle through the show starting with Greg Magershak and Jason Page of Intercoin talking about their project. Then Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media and WendyO of I guess WendyO take the mics to discuss independent media. Third segment Jeffrey Veir and Charlie Urdman from Ideas By Nature share the latest with their project. Finally we close with our favorite wallet Czar Paul Puey sharing the big news about the EOS integration to Edge that Chuck from The Crypto Show actually helped develop. All in all it was a great event and we had blast with this broadcast.

On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin…Andreas M. Antonopolous, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine are joined by Daniel Buchner for a wide ranging conversation on granular, distributed identifiers, how you'll use them and why they matter more than you'd think.
Links from the episode:
https://identity.foundation
https://github.com/decentralized-identity
W3C Credentials Community Group (https://www.w3.org/community/credentials/)
Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K
or Via the Lightning Network at tipltb.tokenly.com/
Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for todays show was provided by Andreas Antonopoulos, Daniel Buchner, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.
This episode was edited by Dave, and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, John Barrett & Lij Shaw
Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com