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What is Blockchain #118

Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter

Release Date: 10/12/2020

Bitcoin, Gold or...Corn? We talk to Rob Levy, Trader Extraordinaire and Co-Founder of HXRO #128 show art Bitcoin, Gold or...Corn? We talk to Rob Levy, Trader Extraordinaire and Co-Founder of HXRO #128

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So many choices for investing, whether it is Bitcoin, Gold or… Corn? In this episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, we have a chat with Rob Levy, Co-Founder of Hxro, the cryptocurrency predictions platform that offers a simplified way to interact with the market. Rob has extensive experience as a senior trader in the options and futures markets, and we thought it would be great to have a chat about how Bitcoin is faring against other known commodities, and the options and futures markets in general.

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Blockchain Interoperability! Key to Mass Adoption? We talk to Rafael Belchior about the Future of Blockchain #127 show art Blockchain Interoperability! Key to Mass Adoption? We talk to Rafael Belchior about the Future of Blockchain #127

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“Blockchain interoperability is emerging as one of the crucial features of blockchain technology, but the knowledge necessary for achieving it is fragmented”, says Rafael Belchior, and we agree with him! Rafael and his team presented the paper, “A Survey on Blockchain Interoperability: Past, Present, and Future Trends”, as seen here https://arxiv.org/pdf/2005.14282.pdf, and it has been well received on an international level.

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The REGULATION TAKEOVER PODCAST! IS CRYPTO UNDER ATTACK? New Year's Edition #126 show art The REGULATION TAKEOVER PODCAST! IS CRYPTO UNDER ATTACK? New Year's Edition #126

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As Bitcoin shot above 25K, the SEC finally announced their new office dedicated to digital assets and blockchain. Crypto certainly has their attention now, and perhaps in not a good way, as the SEC launched their lawsuit against Ripple, its CEO, and its chairman, for illegally selling unregistered securities worth $1.3 billion. But why go after Ripple 9 years too late? Ripple plans to fight the SEC, who show no signs of backing down.

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Bitcoin Rises, Facebook Feels the Heat and Coinbase's Confidential IPO! All in this weeks episode! #125 show art Bitcoin Rises, Facebook Feels the Heat and Coinbase's Confidential IPO! All in this weeks episode! #125

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Bitcoin is rising, Facebook is being slammed with lawsuits left, right and center in the United States, and Coinbase has filed their S1 in preparation for their IPO! It is a whirlwind of activity in the cryptosphere, so join Aviva Ounap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and Jonathan Dunsmoor, Founder and Principal of Dunsmoor Law as they explore these hot topics and help give you an insight into the news of the week.

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The Sand Dollar Beats the Digital Dollar Release! Hey USA! Where is your CBDC? #124 show art The Sand Dollar Beats the Digital Dollar Release! Hey USA! Where is your CBDC? #124

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The Bahamas have just come out with their new CBDC, the Sand Dollar, which is something to be celebrating! China and Thailand are working on delivering their crypto to the masses and now the Bahamas follows suit with their Central Bank Digital Currency. Join Aviva Õunap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk as she touches on these topics with Jonathan Dunsmoor, Founder, and Principal of Dunsmoor Law, as we explore CBDCs and how the Bahamas can teach the USA a thing or two on delivery.

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The Crypto World Roundup! The Latest and Greatest of Countries and Crypto... #123 show art The Crypto World Roundup! The Latest and Greatest of Countries and Crypto... #123

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In this week's episode we talk about what is happening in Russia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and many other places, and people within those places, and how they are influencing crypto, or how cryptocurrency is influencing them! It's always a good time with Aviva Ounap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and Ben Jessel, a journalist from Forbes.com. as they have a chat and ponder what is happening in the cryptosphere. Join us for this fun and educational podcast - we love having you as our listener!

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Vitalik said 'No' to Yield Farming! Shi Khai Wei of Longhash Ventures Explains #122 show art Vitalik said 'No' to Yield Farming! Shi Khai Wei of Longhash Ventures Explains #122

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Vitalik Buterin, the man behind Ethereum said a resounding “NO” to yield farming where others are giving it the two thumbs up! Of course, Vitalik’s Ethereum protocol is the backbone behind most DeFi products, so should you trust in yield farming? To give us a background and a clear understanding of yield farming and DeFi, we invited Shi Khai Wei, COO of Longhash Ventures to come on to Crypto and Blockchain Talk and help the listeners learn about yield farming,

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Bonkers for Bitcoin? You Betcha! Edan Yago Tells Us Why #121 show art Bonkers for Bitcoin? You Betcha! Edan Yago Tells Us Why #121

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Bitcoin is on the up! As you have seen from our last podcast episodes, global companies such as PayPal and Square are putting their money (or bitcoin) where their mouth is and giving Bitcoin the validity that it so surely needed. Join me, Aviva Ounap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and Edan as we explore why he is bonkers for Bitcoin and what this could be for you.

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50 Shades of Grayscale! Is Bitcoin the Investors Safe Word? #120 show art 50 Shades of Grayscale! Is Bitcoin the Investors Safe Word? #120

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The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is a digital currency (cryptocurrency) investment product that investors can buy and sell in their own brokerage accounts. Join Aviva Ounap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and Ben Jessel of Forbes.com as we explore 50 Shades of Grayscale and see if it is as sexy as it seems.

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It’s a Square Deal! Square purchases $50m of BTC! #119 show art It’s a Square Deal! Square purchases $50m of BTC! #119

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Enter cryptosphere, stage right! Square has just announced buying $50m worth of bitcoin, which is only 1% of its assets from Q2 of 2020. They apparently just realized that crypto holds great potential to bring empowerment and it aligns with Square goals. What is even more interesting is that Square made all of the documentation regarding their crypto investment completely open-source to make it easier for other companies to understand the process in case they are interested in purchasing BTC themselves.

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What is Blockchain?

You’ve heard this word everywhere lately, but what does it really mean? Simply put, it’s a way of structuring and storing data. Think of how you pack things up to move. Things are put in boxes, the boxes are labeled with the contents, and then it is stacked inside the moving truck or storage unit. That’s it, really.

So why is that revolutionary? Or special?

It’s not that special or revolutionary at all. How it is being used, is what the fuss is all about. It enables something called distributed ledger technology (or DLT), which is an important step in the evolution of how data is stored and shared. Until now, most companies had private databases. They just had no other means. If they allowed anyone to look at their databases, it would have created huge security risks. With blockchain technology, it can be owned by no one, added to by its users, and all the information can be seen publicly. This use of a public ledger creates transparency never before seen, which in turn enables a company (or government) to show what they are up to, be held accountable, and thus gain trust.

 

That’s a very simple way of understanding a blockchain. The great thing about it is its simplicity. It can be created very quickly. There are YouTube tutorials under 20 minutes long showing you how to code your own blockchain from scratch! A blockchain can also be written in JavaScript, one of the most widely used and easy to learn coding languages. Someone who has never coded before, EVER, could learn how to code a JavaScript blockchain in under a week, just following simple guides and tutorials.

 

Here are some real-world uses that are already applying blockchain technology:

  • Decentralized Internet
  • Smart Contracts
  • Decentralized Markets
  • Distributed Cloud Storage
  • Decentralized Social Networking Sites
  • Encrypted Messaging
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Authenticated Voting
  • Stock exchange
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping, Logistics, and Food Processing

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