A New Era: Cryptocurrency
Playlist · by Team Himalaya
A New Era: Cryptocurrency
Whether you are a Bitcoin billionaire or a novice curious about digital assets this playlist offers an inside look into the world of cryptocurrency!
5 episodes, 3 hours 48 mins
#276 Amaury Séchet: Bitcoin Cash
Amaury Séchet is the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC and one of the masterminds behind Bitcoin Cash, a fork of Bitcoin focused on on-chain scalability through enabling increased block sizes.
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In this 3 part series Alex Merced discusses blockchain, crypto, token and dApps and why they are important to a libertarian free market future. Part 1 – What is blockchainPart 2 – What are CryptocurrenciesPart 3 – What are Tokens and dApps Learn more atBitcoinBlockchainCrypto.com,AlexMerced.comandLibertarian101.com
Crypto Asset Tracking – Alon Muroch, Cofounder and CEO of Blox – Keeping Your Accounts Clean, Safe, and Secure—Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Beyond
Alon Muroch, cofounder and CEO of blox (blox.io), talks about the current state of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the new advances in portfolio management.Muroch talks about his background in development and coding and how he discovered blockchain by accident. He recounts his early experiences seeking out a way to transfer money more effectively. Fast forwarding to the future, Muroch discusses how his company was created out of his own organic need to find a better way to sync various wallets and exchange accounts into one place, to better manage his assets.Blox is more than numbers and charts; it is an incredibly efficient system that helps to provide a clearer image of your crypto assets. Muroch’s company, Blox, has developed the most advanced, organized crypto currency asset and portfolio-tracking platform in the entire industry. The blox platform enables users to track, collect past transactions and pricing automatically, and more, by connecting directly to tens of blockchains as well as up to date crypto currency exchanges.Muroch discusses the many potential problems that could arise when ordering one’s books, regarding taxes and auditing. As he states, even a small error could become a giant problem when dealing with financial issues, and mistakes can be made easily. Even the practical side of daily transfers can be a place where mistakes happen. Muroch talks about transactional data, and how to make it robust and complete, and the importance of reporting and bookkeeping to ensure all records are intact. The financial technology expert provides a wealth of information on the future of blox and their work with accounting firms.As Muroch explains, blox provides many tools to assist with accounting and for regulation compliance. He provides details on some of the plans blox is developing, from the re-imagination of transactional data to feedback-based development in the areas of wallets, ledgers, and high-level security features.
How Blockchains Can Help Create Little Democracies Everywhere
Glen Weyl, a political economist and social technologist, the coauthor of Radical Markets and a principal researcher at Microsoft, and Santiago Siri, the founder of Democracy Earth, discuss how blockchains can be used to create borderless democracies that can reach any citizen on earth and can be used not just by nation-states but in all kinds of communities such as the workplace, church or a social network like Facebook. We cover concepts such as quadratic finance and quadratic voting, and look at how forcing voters to have a budget for their votes changes voting behavior. We also dive into what needs to be put in place for blockchain-based voting systems to work, why identity solutions are crucial but also so hard to get right, and how we can prevent token-based governance systems from becoming plutocracies. Plus, we surmise that blockchain-based governance might be the 21st century political experiment and that someday, we may all be citizens of multiple communities. Thank you to our sponsors! CipherTrace: http://ciphertrace.com/unchained Microsoft: https://twitter.com/MSFTBlockchain and https://aka.ms/unchained Episode links: Democracy Earth: https://www.democracy.earth Santiago Siri: https://twitter.com/santisiri Radical Xchange: https://twitter.com/RadxChange Glen Weyl: https://twitter.com/glenweyl Radical Xchange conference in March: radicalxchange.org Radical Markets: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/11222.html Democracy Earth white paper: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sifogl4zimwkkei/Democracy%20Earth%20-%20Social%20Smart%20Contract%20-%20Paper%20v0.2.pdf?dl=0 Democracy Earth cofounder Pia Mancini on early work with digital democracy: https://www.ted.com/talks/pia_mancini_how_to_upgrade_democracy_for_the_internet_era?language=en Santi on how blockchains could revolutionize democracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UajbQTHnTfM Wired article on Democracy Earth: https://www.wired.com/story/santiago-siri-radical-plan-for-blockchain-voting/ CoinDesk feature on Glen Weyl: https://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-most-influential-blockchain-2018-glen-weyl Vitalik Buterin blog post on Radical Markets: https://vitalik.ca/general/2018/04/20/radical_markets.html Paper by Vitalik, Zoe Hitzig and Glen on quadratic financing: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3243656
Balaji Srinivasan (Coinbase) - Building the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
Opportunities in the cryptocurrency sector extend well beyond simply investing in Bitcoin or Ethereum, says Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan. He compares the digital currency landscape to the early days of mobile—a space poised to create an entirely new set of innovations and business models. For entrepreneurs looking to make a play in everything from social networking and banking to collectibles markets and real estate, he suggests, crypto’s underlying blockchain technology is worth investigating.
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