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Will Martino, Founder, and CEO of Kadeno.io is known to be one of the most respected people in tech, and his experience in the world of blockchain is just as solid. With a background working for the SEC and JP Morgan, Will explains the difference between a public and a private, or enterprise blockchain, plus we cover the idea of the consortium model and how this can help the SMEs of the world compete with the big boys. Of course, we also explain some other concepts, so join us for another free and educational episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, where we bring the experts straight to your ears! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein    Castbox  Podchaser  Pocket Casts  Overcast  iHeartRadio PlayerFM YouTube acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
ICO INSIGHT: BitLearn Network We at Crypto and Blockchain Talk interviewed Fred Jin, CEO of BitLearn, who develops a new learning ecosystem with his team, which will tokenize college savings, capture skills acquired onto the blockchain, and empowers the best educators.   They plan to make games educational with engaging kids who spend time on gaming and to provide them quality educational content.   Best content from educators Engage kids and award them Help parents with insights. Giving skills that are needed in private sector.   Helping kids who struggle with homework and parents who might not know how to help them. BitLearn awards the students with tokens for their college fund. Learning quest instead of homework. Local schools are engaged.   The most asked question for ICO Insight followers is how is blockchain implemented? In BitLearn: Tokens are embedded inside of it. Kids get experience and parents claim award, set up savings plan.   There is already a teacher portal available with beta users. They can upload their learning sequence into their game format. They started for K8 and K12 classes, but plan for higher education and corporate learning. BitLearn launches in the U.S. first and hits worldwide market later.   When is ICO coming out? It’s a simple reward token so people get rewarded when downloading the app and solving puzzles so there will be no traditional ICO.   What is the revenue model? Small percentage premium fee is charged from parents and gives additional parental control features. Reward kids through good activities, earning and taking ownership with good financial literacy features built in.   BitLearn challenges kids to take ownership of their own learning progress. To spread the joy of learning. A lot of top educational content is broken into small bite size like learning sessions that are 2 to 5 minute long games. Education is a core element of the BitLearn platform. BitLearn is using blockchain technology and Making You Smarter.   Public beta coming soon. To signup, please visit http://bitlearn.network Crypto and Blockchain Talk   SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
How does the blockchain hold the key to banking in the future? Blockchain technology holds the keys to reaching the 2 billion unbanked, bringing transparency and justice to a broken financial system, stamping out corruption and exploitation. There are over 2 billion people unbanked, how to reach them? Find out more by listening to our latest episode of The Crypto and Blockchain Talk. Find out more: http://cryptoandblockchaintalk.com/   SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Are you thinking about starting an ICO?   Cryptocurrencies have been around for only 10 years, but the global popularity they have right now is increasing daily, with intensity. Last year, at the same time, cryptocurrencies hadn’t even reached a market cap of $20B, but now, in 2018, we have a market cap of over $700B. That’s a 35x increase within a year! To-DO LIST: No1 Have a product/service! No2 Do you need to launch an ICO? No3 Team is important! Marketing and finances No4 Write down your plan! Whitepaper and roadmap No5 Create your cryptocurrency No6 Marketing and communication No7 Delivery of Promises   Listen to this podcast to find out more!   http://cryptoandblockchaintalk.com/ SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
  Using Crypto in Your Everyday Life   Most of us have wondered at first: “Why is cryptocurrency even a thing? What is the difference between numbers in a bank account versus numbers on a crypto wallet?”   Banking still relies on technology built in the 1970s, and plain old paper trails. Why should we wait days for deposits and withdraws to clear, wire transfers to be sent, and cashier checks to be printed and mailed, when we can email someone around the world in 5 seconds? Finally, institutional banking and government is catching onto that the answer to that problem is cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology.   PayPal was one of the most revolutionizing service that pushed online shopping further after a long stalemate, adding another layer of safety and anonymity between the buyer and the seller (and anybody else trying to take a peak illegally). PayPal was never a currency though, just a payment gateway, providing a debit card linked to your PayPal balance that kept US dollars.   When Bitcoin came around, it brought a novel idea to the table called Proof of Work to make sure that each transaction was legitimate and transparent which is stored on something called the blockchain that anyone could read and be held accountable for. It gave the world of online currencies the chance it needed.   While the whole cryptocurrency field is yet to be accepted by the majority, there are already plenty of real life use cases for them right now:     ATMs Go to https://coinatmradar.com/ and find the nearest ATM that converts cash into crypto. Crypto ATMs are already serving over 70 countries! This might not appeal to someone who only travels to the local grocery store and back in a large country like the United States. However, for someone living in Europe, where you could drive through two or three countries in a day, it would be greatly convenient to be able to carry only one currency that is accepted everywhere.   Online Stores Many places are taking crypto-payments, and a good place to start looking to see which physical shops take crypto is http://coinmap.org. In terms of online shops, you might have heard of a few of these places mentioned below: Overstock.com Microsoft.com Shopify.com Newegg.com Dish.com (Dish Network) Expedia.com eGifter.com Reddit.com Subway.com   And there are hundreds more. You can even shop on Amazon through a portal called https://purse.io   Pay Bills Over 45,000 companies are registered at https://www.billpayforcoins.com/SearchPayees.php to accept some form of cryptocurrency as payment for your electric bill, gas bill, insurance bill, etc.   Crypto debit cards There are also a large handful of services offering cryptocurrency debit cards that withdraw directly from your crypto/blockchain account. These typically can only access a few of the major cryptocurrencies, but that is good enough! Do your research if you’re interested in one of these, or wait for a future article comparing several different ones. Beware, there is very high demand, so a long wait time is likely for the more desirable cards.   Each currency has their own accounts stored on the blockchain with the balances and access codes, which can be accessed directly from a phone app. There are specialized apps (Exodus and Jaxx, just to name two) that are built that will access to many different wallets, through one easy to use interface, so paying for gas at a gas station will be as easy as scanning a QR code at the pump with your phone, and then filling up.   There is still a lot of evolution needed in this segment of the market, before mass adoption and every day common use can take place, so keep your expectations tempered for the time being. Listen to this episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk to find out more! SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
In this episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk we are with Ingus Staltmanis (CEO) and Andars Ignacs (CTO) from andIT andIT.lv is the grooviest Blockchain Tech company in so many ways, and they are more than just about Blockchain. They care about training the next generation of blockchain developers, hold hackathons and using pizza as brain fuel. and.IT have built tech solutions for some of the most established companies and ICOs, and we want to know what makes them tick. Listen to our latest episode! SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadio PlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
The global metals trade exceeds $2.7 trillion per annum, derivatives over 60x the physical market. Nearly 3 billion metals contracts are traded on the major markets each year by some 17 million commodities traders. Over the past decade, online tools have made trading in options, equities, forex and crypto-currency readily available and trading has proliferated. However, there is currently no readily accessible, specialist metals trading platform online and many traders stay away from metals. MetaliCoin Value Proposition Trade any metal as easily and efficiently as you currently trade forex, options or crypto-currency. Trading is easy, fast and low cost, with small minimum volumes and access to every metal in the world from anywhere, 24 hours a day. Fully regulated, highly secure and backed by the transparency of the blockchain and world-class identity management and trading infrastructure, so you can trade with confidence. The initial Metalicoin audience is an existing individual trader and metal hedgers. The Digital Metal Exchange (DMX) A best of breed digital metals exchange that allows traders to buy and sell metals with fiat currency or crypto. Providing 24/7 blockchain based peer to peer trading with instant execution and low fees, via secure smartphone or web app. DMX users trade digital commodities on an SEC-regulated platform supporting over 19 clearing banks, leading trading, asset custodianship, and finance institutions. The platform provides access to US and global markets and larger traders can gain access to dark pools. The Metalicoin DMX offers fiat to crypto on-ramp/off-ramp from over 160 currencies and top 10 cryptos and will also provide MetaliCoin branded MasterCard and UnionPay cards. Core Technology consists of: Bank level secure platforms and servers with AU-driven security Highly secure digital asset wallet stores fiat, crypto, and all digital assets User-friendly web and mobile app interfaces High volume digital asset exchange engine High-end identity management for KYC, AML, CTF compliance The Metalicoin Road Map Core metals exchange (Q3, 2019): All metals available on LME Dark pools (Q4, 2019): Access high volume, large scale trades in metals Margin/Leverage trading and derivatives (Q4, 2019) Issue MetaliCoin branded virtual and physical cards (Q1, 2020) Users participate in margin pool and clearing pool (Q2, 2020) Business Model MetaliCoin makes money from transaction fees, spreads, margin fees, card fees, coin issuance, coin listing (of 3rd party metal backed coins), dark pool trading, market making, and clearing activities. Why Invest in Metalicoin? MetaliCoin delivers a strong value proposition by delivering secure, easy access to the Metals Market. Users save money by cutting out middle-men and hidden fees. They enjoy small minimums (quantities to suit individual needs), transparent markets for precious, industrial and technology metals (eg Lithium, Indium, etc). The DMX is based deploys best of breed digital trading, wallet, payment, identity management, and security. It is based on blockchain for secure, 24/7, peer to peer trading in a fully regulated environment to provide investor and user security. Exit options include listing or being acquired by a major trading house or exchange. The business will build enterprise value via multiple revenue streams and significant growth leverage and highly scalable infrastructure. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts  Overcast  iHeartRadio PlayerFM    YouTube  ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are tied or ‘pegged’ to the price of a national currency, or fiat. It’s a currency that has low volatility, allowing cryptocurrencies to be used for making everyday transactions. In its essence, stablecoins are meant to hold stable values. Find out more about these cryptocurrencies in this interesting podcast! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts  Overcast  iHeartRadio PlayerFM    YouTube  ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Crypto Is Not Scary! Halloween is coming and Crypto is really not that scary! Here are the tales of a few cryptocurrencies and see just how scary, or not, they are! We cover cryptocurrencies such as: OmiseGo Binance Basic Attention Coin (BAT) Dogecoin Verge Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more! ____________________________________________ Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening!   Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter   SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadioPlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Explaining Cryptocurrencies This week we talk about cryptocurrencies such as Siacoin, Bytecoin, Factom, and Zilliga.   Siacoin: Siacoin is a decentralized storage platform aimed at providing reliable, private storage for a fraction of the cost you would pay at major cloud hosting providers. Storage providers can sell their free hard drive space on Siacoin’s marketplace, and shoppers can look for the best available deal. Once a price is agreed upon, the storage provider and shopper enter into a contract to determine the level of uptime and reliability guarantee, for a predetermined amount of time. The storage provider most stake a large amount of Siacoin as collateral, to prove they will take this contract seriously.   Zilliga: Zilliqa is a payment processing and decentralized application (DApp) platform using blockchain technology. What makes Zilliqa different from all the others in this space is that they have implemented a technology called sharding (think of broken glass shards as pieces of a whole pane). Sharding technology is the latest major solution for scaling blockchain services, and is under consideration to be adopted by Ethereum, but Zilliqa already has it.   Bytecoin:  Factom is a data integrity protocol that first launched in 2015. With the power of distributed ledger technology, Factom aimed at helping enterprises integrate documents and resources into immutable data.   Factom: Factom is a data integrity protocol that first launched in 2015. With the power of distributed ledger technology, Factom aimed at helping enterprises integrate documents and resources into immutable data.   _____________________________________ Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening! Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode:  SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music    Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts    Overcast    iHeartRadio   PlayerFM    YouTube   
What are Oracles?  An oracle is a data feed or a search agent used by a smart contract to obtain information outside its native blockchain. Using a web API interface, it can communicate with news websites, traditional databases, other blockchains and their DApps, and much more. Without an oracle, a smart contract would only work for situations where all the needed information to be executed was found on the blockchain it resides on. For example, without an oracle, an Ethereum smart contract could not move funds based on the price of Bitcoin. If a smart contract wants to trigger conditions that exist outside their native blockchain, it needs an oracle to communicate with third parties on the internet to find what it needs. For instance, let’s say that there is a smart contract that says Joe will get 100 ETH if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. Well, it needs some way to identify the Chicago Cubs, track baseball scores, and news. That’s where an oracle comes in. The oracle will track and deliver that information to the smart contract at the appropriate time the World Series is played. Allowing blockchains to communicate with the outside world and fetch the data they need is critical to their function. Imagine having an Excel spreadsheet, where you have the prices of the top 10 flavors of 2L bottles of soda. You want the real-time prices but you can’t be bothered to look online and enter in the price manually every day. If only you had a snippet of code to fetch it for you! That’s what an oracle does for a smart contract. Without them, a smart contract is just a bloated “if, then; else” statement.  There are different types of oracles that serve different purposes: Software Oracles - Software oracles look up information on websites. Examples of required data could be temperature, prices, and flight times. The software oracle extracts the information and sends it to the smart contract. Hardware Oracles - For smart contract conditions that needs data directly from the physical world, there are hardware oracles. For instance, when an employee enters the building, there is a movement and visual sensor to automatically clock them in and begin paying them for their time. These sensors then send the data to a smart contract, which triggers their pay at the end of the day. Inbound Oracles - A type of device or software oracle that provides the smart contract with data from the external world. For instance, when the price of Bitcoin hits $7,000, buy 3.5 BTC. Outbound Oracles - A type of device or software that gives smart contracts the ability to send data to the outside world, like a smart lock to the front door, that receives information on the blockchain that the owner has been verified through their mobile app and now the door needs to open. Consensus Based Oracles –When using only one source of information could be risky and unreliable, Consensus Based Oracles come into use. For further security, a combination of different oracles may be used, for example, 3 out of 5 oracles could determine the outcome of an event. An example is a prediction market bet on the outcome of an election. For more info listen to this episode or read the full article here:  https://cryptofinance24.com/what-are-oracles-p423-171.htm   Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening! Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode:  SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music    Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts    Overcast    iHeartRadio   PlayerFM    YouTube 
Tune in for this weeks episode of Crypto and Blockchain Talk to find out more about the history of ICOs. For the last several years, ICOs have been the mechanism of fundraising by companies who are selling their cryptocurrencies as a way to invest in their projects. Cryptocurrencies created by companies for raising funds, whether an idea or a developed product, usually come with a promise of a good return on the initial investment, and could even include bonuses such as the ability to purchase or participate in the company’s product or service with little or no fees as a reward for being a participant in their ICO.   Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening! Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter     SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode:SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadioPlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
In this episode, we are talking about cryptocurrencies  backed by gold, OmniCoin, and ICO Scams.   Since 1971, the US dollar is no longer backed by gold. It is essentially just a piece of paper, backed by faith in the US government. There are currently no government-issued currencies that are 100% backed by gold or any other valuable material. If you’re one of the many who wants a currency backed by precious metals, the emerging token assetization market is creating digital tokens that represent shares of gold, silver, palladium, and other metals, held in different mining reserves and private vaults. What if you could even trade your Bitcoins for gold? It’s now possible. But be careful, there are a tremendous amount of scams! A thing to beware of is that many of  ICOs are actually for gold mining companies. You get an equity share of the company while they mine for actual gold. However, there are no promises of actually finding any. These ICOs can be repeated indefinitely by the same people, suckering people who are hoping for a huge payout that never comes. There is a list of gold-backed tokens that have become legitimate enough to make it onto www.coinmarketcap.com. There are, however, dozens of others out there, which are in ICO, pre-ICO, or are too small to have made any waves in the market. Again, we are not endorsing the following projects and you must do your research before investing in any ICO or cryptocurrency. At the time of writing (July 16th, 2018) price of one (1) gram of gold: $39.87 AurumCoin (AU) - http://www.aurumcoin.com DigixGlobal (DGX) - https://digix.global GoldMint (MNTP) - https://www.goldmint.io HelloGold (HGT) - https://www.hellogold.org Xaurum (XAUR) - https://www.xaurum.org GoldBlocks (GB) - https://info.mygoldblocks.com Dignity (DIG) - https://cryptobontix.com   Omni (Known as Mastercoin) - The first altcoin was named Mastercoin. 5 years after its birth, Omni’s market cap is little over 7 million USD. The ROI for the initial ICO investors is about 700% and the value of the token has grown from an initial price around $1.5 USD to $12 USD by the time of writing. The most famous offspring fostered by Omni are Tether and MaidSafe - not exactly the hallmarks of a failure. But the truth is that compared to the grandiosity of Bitcoin and the explosiveness of recent ICOs, holding a rank of 499 on www.coinmarketcap.com is nothing to brag about.   Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening! Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter     SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadioPlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn  
This week we talk about Bitcoin Cash, what it is and what does bitcoin fork mean!  With incredulous poetic justice, in-fighting amongst developers at Bitcoin Cash is causing a major disturbance within the crypto communities to the point that more hard forks and chain splits seem inevitable. In addition, one of the developers, Craig Wright, is claiming to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto (the pseudonym used by the inventor of Bitcoin, who the NSA and other agencies have failed to discover on their own). If forking once from Bitcoin could create an enormous amount of wealth for a small group of dissenters, why not do it again, and again? Two groups are emerging from Bitcoin Cash’s community, calling themselves Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. ____________________________ Listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk for more interesting topics! If you like this episode, give us 5 stars in iTunes or Stitcher, Thank you for listening!   Crypto and Blockchain Talk - Making You Smarter   SUBSCRIBE to our channels and never miss an episode:SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadioPlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
POW and POS are two main methods of approving transactions which are used in most crypto protocols. But what does that even mean, what do they both do, how do they differ, and why should you care? Listen to this week’s podcast where Aviva Õunap, host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, and Ben Jessel of Kadena.io have a discussion on these two methods of mining to find out all of the juicy details. If you have any questions, please email on education@saviidigital.com. We would love to hear from you! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
In this podcast we talk to one of the Great Minds of Blockchain, Stuart Popejoy, Founder and President of Kadena, on the alternatives to Ethereums' blockchain and why they are important to the viability of mass blockchain adoption, plus how to assess a blockchain beyond throughput (tps). Join us as we look at what really matters when evaluating blockchains! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts  Overcast  iHeartRadio PlayerFM    YouTube  ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Monica Quaintance, Head of Research and Networks for Kadena.io and one of the most recognizable faces in blockchain, is here to talk about her vision of the Blockchain Sharing Economy as well as explain key terms such as Smart Contracts, Virtual Machines, and so much more. Join us for this very educational and fun podcast to beat the boredom blues! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts  Overcast  iHeartRadio PlayerFM    YouTube  ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
In this episode we talk to Professor Andrew Hacker of Thought, an AI Blockchain company, on all of the good AI will bring to the human, and even non-human, population. We all know how easy it is to find negative articles on AI, as they are written by the dozen daily, but what about the good? And what is the Singularity, exactly? And what will Quantum do to the AI and blockchain landscape? Listen to this podcast and you will find out just what Professor Hacker’s take on all of this is, and perhaps even learn something new that you can use in your everyday conversation. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast   podnews   Castbox   poddtoppen   Feedspot   kimcoin   PodBean   Chartable   LISTEN NOTES    ____________________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Blockwalks, the only conference in the world dedicated to exploring the topics of Blockchain and Smart Cities for the Public Sector, will have a special speaker at this year’s conference. That speaker is 14-year-old Alexander Knoll, the CEO of Ability App. The Ability App will help people find jobs and accessible places, regardless of the type of disability (cognitive, hearing, vision and mobility). Blockwalks is allowing public sector employees to go FREE this year, in a bid to help educate public sector workers on what blockchain technology means to them and how smart cities offer a better future for everyone involved. Ability App is still in development, but Alexander will be at Blockwalks (www.blockwalks.com) so you can go and meet the tech stars of tomorrow! But join us now as we talk to Alexander and find out what makes him tick (or tech)! For more information on Blockwalks 2019 and to see Stefan Junestrand live, please visit www.blockwalks.com and buy your tickets today! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com  
Well, surprise, surprise. After hearing on a news program about the worldwide decline in schools teaching technology, and the parallel decline of students who want to go into tech, I decided to talk to Fran Villalba Segarra of Internxt to find out what he thought about this interesting and quite unbelievable piece of news. Hey Educators! Wake up, and have a listen to our FREE podcast - and if you are in education or a decision-maker in the public sector (educational departments or libraries) and want a free copy of one of the textbooks we have written for schools, email us at education@saviidigital.com. The next generation needs you. Articles we reference: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48188877 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/03/10/design-technology-gcse-axed-nearly-half-schools-survey-finds/ https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/15338-decline-in-study-of-computer-science-and-ict-by-gcse-students https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2019/05/30/college-enrollment-declines-continue https://www.firetech.wa.edu.au/news-and-media/stemunited-launch/ https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/1683 https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2019/08/children-s-love-for-stem-on-the-decline-iet-survey-finds/ For more information on Blockwalks 2019 and to see Stefan Junestrand live, please visit www.blockwalks.com and buy your tickets today! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com  
“As alleged, these defendants created a multibillion-dollar ‘cryptocurrency’ company based completely on lies and deceit. They promised big returns and minimal risk, but, as alleged, this business was a pyramid scheme based on smoke and mirrors more than zeroes and ones. Investors were victimized while the defendants got rich.” This statement was released by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman after announcing the arrest of the current leader of the company Onecoin, Konstantin Ignatov, on the 6th May of 2019 at Los Angeles International Airport. Investigators from the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) branch and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have proven Onecoin to be, in fact, an international pyramid scheme. (Worse than BitConnect? Leader of Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scam “OneCoin” Arrested, 2019) According to the investigations, from 2014 to 2016, Onecoin conned around 3 million people worldwide by creating a pyramid scheme based on fraudulent claims. By misleading purposely their investors, the organisation has generated around 4 billion US dollars worldwide from victims between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the third quarter of 2016, according to US prosecutors. Onecoin was founded by Ruja Ignatova with her business partner, Sebastian Greenwood in 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ruja Ignatova assumed the role of CEO until her disappearance in 2017. After her disappearance from the public eye in 2017, her brother, Konstantin Ignatov, inherited the leadership of the company and continued directing it as CEO until his arrest in March of 2019. So where is Ruja? And more importantly, where is their money – and will they ever see it again. Join me as we look at one of the greatest crypto scams to date. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast   podnews   Castbox   poddtoppen   Feedspot   kimcoin   PodBean   Chartable   LISTEN NOTES    ____________________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Sim Swaps? "How can this possibly affect me?" you ask yourself... Well, it certainly can, and this type of fraud where your phone is essentially taken over is growing exponentially. SIM swap fraud is a type of account takeover fraud that generally targets a weakness in two-factor authentication and two-step verification, where the second factor or step is an SMS or a call placed to a mobile telephone. The fraud centers around exploiting a mobile phone operator’s ability to seamlessly port a telephone number to a new SIM. This feature is normally used when a customer has lost or had their phone stolen. Attacks like these are now widespread, with cybercriminals using them not only to steal credentials and capture OTPs (one-time passwords) sent via SMS but also to cause financial damage to victims. Join me as I talk to Craig du Plooy and Karhrman Ziegenbein of Tomoko Discovery, two of the greatest Cyber Detectives in the world. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Alan Goodman is not just one of the geniuses behind MTV. He is a branding God, and one who applies his knowledge of branding, marketing and trust to crypto and blockchain. Listen to this fabulous podcast where I, Aviva Ounap, talk to the man who has created global brands from fairy dust, as we explore the world of crypto and blockchain. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast   podnews   Castbox   poddtoppen   Feedspot   kimcoin   PodBean   Chartable   LISTEN NOTES    ____________________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Being financially savvy is important these days, and ETFs have been around for a while. But what are they? And what do they have to do with crypto and blockchain? Tune in and listen to me, Aviva Õunap and Forbes.com writer Ben Jessel explain what ETFs are and what they do, and how it may impact you and investments in the future. One thing is that during this podcast we mention two of the more popular indices, the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000, and I wanted to put more information here for you to read so that you would be able to look anyone in the eye as they talked about ETPs and indices. Thank you, Investopedia! The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) is a market-capitalization, weighted index of some of the largest publicly traded U.S. corporations. Most analysts see the S&P 500 as the best indicator of the U.S. equity market. This index is a commonly used benchmark for many portfolio managers, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. The three most commonly traded ETFs that track the performance of the S&P 500 index include: 1. State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) 2. BlackRock’s iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) 3. Vanguard’s S&P 500 ETF (VOO) The common theme between all three funds is, of course, the index they track—the S&P 500. Many investors consider this index to be the pulse of the U.S. equity market. It is calculated using the market capitalizations of the 500 largest U.S. companies with stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Index constituents are selected by a committee, which takes into account criteria such as market capitalization, liquidity, financial viability, length of trading, and other factors. On the opposite side of the spectrum is the Russell 2000 Index that follows the performance of around 2,000 U.S. small-cap firms. Like the S&P, the index is weighted and regularly serves as a benchmark index. As the name suggests, Russell 2000 ETFs closely track the Russell 2000 Index, which combines 2000 of the small-cap companies in the Russell universe of 3000 stocks. The Russell 3000 tracks nearly 98% of all publicly traded U.S. stocks. Both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indexes are market-capitalization-weighted. Unlike the S&P 500 index, however, the securities in the Russell 2000 index are not selected by a committee, but rather through a formula based on their market cap and current index membership. The most notable ETFs tracking the Russell 2000 index, in the order of their significance, are: 1. BlackRock’s iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) 2. Vanguard’s Russell 2000 ETF (VTWO) 3. Direxion Daily Small Cap Bill 3x Shares (TNA) Russell 2000 ETFs may look more attractive than S&P 500 ETFs at the start of a bull market. The Russell 2000 constituents on average are bound to outperform their big brothers in the S&P 500 Index if the uptrend continues. The challenge is the volatility of their returns. So, as an investor, you may be in for a rough ride. SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast   podnews   Castbox   poddtoppen   Feedspot   kimcoin   PodBean   Chartable   LISTEN NOTES    ____________________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
Extortion, Sextortion, and Crypto! Oh My! Crime has been around from the moment two people existed at the same time on planet Earth. Now that crypto has arrived on the scene, people are using it along with fiat (government-issued currency), gold and other accepted tender to benefit from a number of crimes ranging from simple theft and extortion to murder. Join me, Aviva Ounap, as I talk to Karhrman Ziegenbein and Craig du Plooy of Tomoko Discovery (https://tomokodiscovery.com)  as this modern-day ‘Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ team uncover a number of methods they use to track down modern-day crypto-criminals. Remember, to find out more about what blockchain and cryptocurrency are, have a look at our books, Crypto and Blockchain for Beginners, Meet Bob the Blocktrain, The Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Mining and The  Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Activity Book. For more information on Blockwalks 2019 and to see Stefan Junestrand live, please visit www.blockwalks.com and buy your tickets today! SUBSCRIBE to our social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music   Tunein   Castbox   Podchaser   Pocket Casts   Overcast   iHeartRadio   PlayerFM   YouTube   acast ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com
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Feb 20th, 2018
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Feb 1st, 2020
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