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Today Robby Dermody of Counterparty, also known on the forums as Xnova joins to discuss the platform's recent Armory implementation, two factor authentication, asset development, Dogeparty, a potential Counterparty foundation in the works and more. counterparty.io Music: Csus Contact: beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com
Joshua Ashley Klayman, co-founded the blockchain and smart contracts working group at the law firm Morrison and Foerster and the WSBA’s Legal Working Group. We caught up in person at a Cafe in Central Park to discuss gender disparity in tech and ICO regulation, a subject of considerable significance right now. Women in blockchain: Social barriers to entry, Counterproductive responses to gender disparity in blockchain, Public displays of bigotry. ICO Regulation: What percentage of ICOs are legal? How do “facts and circumstances” bear on the Howy test? Analyzing the SEC ruling that TheDAO was a security Regulatory focus on preserving the innovation space Fear of fraud, scams and terrorist financing Most ICO tokens are securities The utility token misunderstanding The Swiss foundation model and the challenges of separation of governance Is it irresponsible for ICOs to be raising $200MM in funding? Thirdweb.net
Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets. Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a traditional finance business to serve the space. We discuss the maturity of the companies using the token launch fundraising mechanism, and those investing in the tokens. Stan sees an emerging market with strong similarities to traditional capital markets and opportunities for institutions used to investing there. The entry of organizations like Element Group into the crypto-asset space indicates the fulfillment of the prophetic prediction of a super fluid economy Joe Lubin expounded in an episode of Beyond Bitcoin three years ago. It is also a harbinger of a stable paradigm for Ethereum: Capital markets 2.0 etherreview.info https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2
In Brief: If there is one thing we learned in 2016 it’s that building a secure, stable, decentralized application is difficult. One of the responses to the problem has been the Open Zeppelin smart contract framework. Open Zeppelin is really a community of developers 300 strong. Collectively they have built the framework over time in a similar fashion to Truffle or Dapple. In addition to maintaining the Open Zeppelin framework, the community audits smart contract deployments like the Golem, First Blood, and Wings token launches. Content: Demian Brenner, Arthur Falls etherreview.info
What is the Ethereum Virtual Machine, what design trends and decisions influence its operation and what does that mean for Ethereum the platform? Today we dive deep. There is a debate around whether the flexibility of the imperative paradigm of programming language design or the verifiability of the functional paradigm are more appropriate for the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Martin is in the functional camp which he believes can make Ethereum a more robust and powerful platform. The EVM itself is often overlooked as a black box, but is one of a tripartite of technologies including the consensus mechanism and the distributed ledger, whose design is interdependent. Exploring the relationship between these components is an interesting way to gain a deeper understanding of everyone's favourite world computer. Content: Martin Lundfall, Arthur Falls Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2
In Brief: Round 2 of the biggest hackathon in blockchain is nearing it's apex. On the 22nd of December a winner will be announced. Today the man behind the hack.ether.camp virtual accelerator, Roman Mandeleil looks back over the last two months of competition and explains how the platform operates. Then we hear from some of the leading contestants: Once artchain has been established, the art market can be securitized, which has heretofore been an impossibility. This is the Blockchain Revolution. Together, with the new consensus artchain can provide, we can build a coalition of art industry professionals and participants facing the future of mutual self-regulation of transactions and provenance. The art industry is rife with undetected fraud. Currently, the art market suffers from incompleteness of information due a lack of trust among its participants. Establishing the authenticity of art assets is expensive and often disputed which leads to artificially raised costs of conveyancing in an attempt to protect ‒ imperfectly ‒ against fraud. Project Oaken - Smart Cities/IIot Gateway Prototype by Ethembedded.com Oaken is a secure, autonomous, machine to machine platform built to provide the underlying infrastructure(hardware & software) needed to power smart cities. This infrastructure is made up of a suite of projects, individually called ACORNS. The Decentralized Court The decentralized court would act as an opt-in legal crypto-institution. Parties would select the court to arbitrate their contracts in case of disputes. Dispute will be first handled by arbitrators, but parties will have the possibility to appeal to a jury system. Both arbitrators and jury members will have game theoretical incentive to arbitrate disputes in an honest manner. Content: Roman Mandeleil, Worthy Contestants, Arthur Falls https://hack.ether.camp/scoreboard iTunes: https://exit.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fthe-ether-review%2Fid899090462%3Fmt%3D2
Jae Kwon joins to discuss his consensus algorithm Tendermint. Following from there we cover sideshains, quantifiable security, stealth coins, and much more. Today's episode was sponsored by bip38wallets.com. bip38wallets.com https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129317.0 http://tendermint.com/ http://groups.csail.mit.edu/tds/papers/Lynch/jacm88.pdf ofnumbers.com beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com
Today we hear from Ted Livingston, who founded Kik interactive in 2009 to address the problem of chat between blackberry, android and iPhone. Since then their chat app, Kik, has exploded in popularity, experiencing use by up to 40% of US teenagers. In 2015 Tencent, the builder of Chinese chat giant Wechat, purchased a 5% stake in the company at a Billion dollar valuation. A move that some are saying has anointed Kik as the Wechat of the west. It’s interesting to see the youth focus with One Direction leading their award winning marketing campaign of 2014 . Kik is a somewhat anonymous platform, with it’s own economy in which stickers are traded and users can be charged for access to certain chat rooms. By launching the Kik in-app currency, Kin, as a cryptocurrency, Kik interactive aims to enable the Kik micro-economy to grow independently and organically. The Token launch ended recently with nearly one hundred million USD equivalent raised. No surprises there. What is interesting is that registered contributors numbered over 10,000 and resided in over 100 countries, indicating that the currency is indeed broadly distributed compared to other tokens. Though, my guess is it’s concentrated in the hands of speculators, rather than the 15 million community participants.  This episode was recorded over two months ago so it’s interesting to look back from the other side of the Token Launch and see Ted’s claims of broad distribution validated. kin.kik.com consensys.net consensysmedia.net etherreview.info https://itunes.apple.com//podcast/the-ether-review/id899090462?mt=2
Dominic Williams is a cryptographic researcher focussed on scaling and the representation of real world assets in digital form. Dfinity, Dominic’s infinitely scalable virtual machine, is simple, and extremely powerful. This is the third time I’ve interviewed Dominic. The first was for the final episode of Beyond Bitcoin. Dominic enters at the 1hr 32min mark to explain Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance. The second was in February 2016 on The Ether Review to discuss his work on synthetic digital assets. Today, we hear about the aforementioned Dfinity. http://dfinity.network/ https://soundcloud.com/arthurfalls/beyond-bitcoin-27th-and-final-an-architecture-for-the-internet-of-money https://www.etherreview.info/2016/02/16/ether-review-16-dominic-williams-synthetic-assets/ https://twitter.com/dominic_w https://twitter.com/arthurfalls Content: Dominic Williams, Arthur Falls Subscribe on iTunes: https://exit.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fthe-ether-review%2Fid899090462%3Fmt%3D2
Today Justus Ranvier returns to discuss Monetas, a start up he is involved with which is building on the Open Transactions protocol. We also dig into cryptoequities, reputation, arbitration and the informal economy as well as the current price fluctuations. As usual, no investment advice. beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com http://monetas.net/ http://bitcoinism.liberty.me/ Music: Csus
Matt Hale of Divvi is the first speaker in the second half of the conversation we began last week. Divvi is a Sydney based decentralized energy market startup. The huge scale of residential solar deployment makes Australia a uniquely appropriate environment for this kind of solution. We also look at the challenges of breaking into the highly regulated and cartel run infrastructure space. Secondly Luke Anderson, describes the dilemma of selecting blockchain as an appropriate solution to a problem.  The Sydney Ethereum community is huge, possibly the largest geographically concentrated group of Eth heads in the world. It’s a geographical location well worth paying attention to.
Today we have Ethereum founder and Ethcore CEO, Gavin Wood and head of business development at Ethcore, Ken Kappler. We take a look at their Parity client and the Web 3 concept. We look at the future of Bitcoin - Ethereum interoperation, Geth security flaws, Whisper, Swarm, the DAO and even the possibility of sidechains on Ethereum. There was additional content cut into this episode so it’s a bit choppy but altogether this episode offers a fresh glimpse into the ever changing future of Ethereum. Before we dive in though, this episode’s sponsor, the enterprise blockchain solution provider Blockapps, has a request for the community. ethcore.io blockapps.net https://twitter.com/gavofyork https://twitter.com/KapplerKen
In Brief: From better signature schemes for blockchains, to quantum preparedness, to novel cryptography like zero knowledge proofs and threshold signatures, Dan Boneh takes us on a tour of cryptography in our age. Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Dan Boneh, has been working in the field of cryptography for over 25 years. During which time he has co-developed a signature scheme known as BLS Signatures. This was an opportunity to have some real questions answered, or more accurately, anticipated, by a master of the field. * Signature aggregation: http://crypto.stanford.edu/~dabo/pubs/abstracts/aggsurvey.html * Verifying Bitcoin exchange solvency: http://crypto.stanford.edu/~dabo/pubs/abstracts/provisions.html * Non-crypto applications of quantum computing: https://research.google.com/pubs/QuantumAI.html Post-quantum cryptography: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Quantum-Cryptography-Daniel-J-Bernstein/dp/3540887016/ Content: Dan Boneh, Arthur Falls https://medium.com/the-ether-review Subscribe on iTunes
In Brief: The DAO hacker and Geth attacker have left a trail of evidence that can provide high quality identifying information about their persons. Bok Khoo is an actuary in the finance industry and software enthusiast. Recently Bok has turned his interest toward blockchain forensics. In particular tracing malicious actors on the Ethereum network. https://www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/100-tricky-stick-puzzles-disrupt-the-ethereum-devcon2-conference-in-shanghai/ https://www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/the-ongoing-ethereum-attacks/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/58hhry/the_ongoing_ethereum_attacks_work_in_progress/ https://www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/the-dao-hackers-booty-is-on-the-move/ Content: Bok Khoo, Arthur Falls
Roman Mandeleil, builder of the Ethercamp blockchain explorer and the java implimentation of Ethereum discusses among other things, what it is like to be a longtime developer in the Ethereum community.
The Ether Review #4 - Augur by Arthur Falls
The stable token platform Maker is the focus of today’s episode. It’s a mature design that builds on both the academic and technological legacy of Bitshares. It’s live right now and has been for months. This is a great follow on to episode 16 with Dominic Williams. https://makerdao.com/ Rune Cristiansen, @arthurfalls etherreview.info @etherreview contact@etherreview.info
Oraclize is a project developing tools to provide trustable data feeds to smart contacts and prediction markets. Founder Thomas Bertani joins me today to explain oracles, oracle networks, TLS Notary and the emerging decentralised ecosystem. @ThomasBertani @oraclizeit oraclize.it Content: Thomas Bertani, Arthur Falls Production and Editing: Arthur Falls
Joshua Ashley Klayman, co-founded the blockchain and smart contracts working group at the law firm Morrison and Foerster and the WSBA’s Legal Working Group. We caught up in person at a Cafe in Central Park to discuss gender disparity in tech and ICO regulation, a subject of considerable significance right now. Women in blockchain: Social barriers to entry, Counterproductive responses to gender disparity in blockchain, Public displays of bigotry. ICO Regulation: What percentage of ICOs are legal? How do “facts and circumstances” bear on the Howy test? Analyzing the SEC ruling that TheDAO was a security Regulatory focus on preserving the innovation space Fear of fraud, scams and terrorist financing Most ICO tokens are securities The utility token misunderstanding The Swiss foundation model and the challenges of separation of governance Is it irresponsible for ICOs to be raising $200MM in funding? Thirdweb.net
Today we are taking a quick look at a range of problems and their solutions through the lens of a little known project known as Gazecoin. Under the gaze coin banner are a range of projects, among them, a virtual world with purchasable real estate which serves as a content delivery channel. I first encountered Gazecoin when founder Jonny peters invited me to check out the project’s pilot content-creation studio in Sydney. Jonny is an accomplished entrepreneur who made his first move in the entertainment tech space in 1998. He began looking into transmedia and virtual worlds in the mid 2000, and hosted cryptocon, a cryptocurrency summit in 2014. His vision for a narrative driven virtual world and economy enters around one simple input: measuring a users direction of gaze. Bok Khoo is the legendary Australian Ethereum developer tasked with making Jonny’s vision a reality. This requires a range of tools and is the subject of our discussion today.
In today’s episode we look at spank chain, an adult industry cryptocurrency payment system built using Ethereum. Currently, financial intermediaries in the adult entertainment industry exploiting their position to impose arbitrary rules on content by refusing to serve participants who produce content a specific payment processor finds objectionable. The effect of this is to persecute already marginalized groups like trans men and women and as well as severing the income of both individuals and businesses in a one hundred Billion dollar industry. Using payment channels and a novel ethereum based tech stack, Ameen Soleimani and Janice Griffith aim to liberate the adult industry from exploitation by evil financial intermediaries. Soon there may be a place so spend ether. This episode contains graphic descriptions of pornographic content so if that makes you feel uncomfortable you’ll want to give this one a miss. Take a moment now to stop this recording. For more visit thirdweb.net spankchain.com
As Ted indicated in episode 2, The Urbit ID public key infrastructure and the Urbit network are core to the way individual Urbits communicate and maintain self-sovereignty. In this episode we hear from three members of the Tlon team, each explaining the part of the system they are most familiar with. OS lead Ted returns to introduce the subject. Tlon engineer, Logan, Explains the use experience of Urbit ID, The reason for some of the design choices, and the topography of the Urbit Network. Philip is a resident cryptographer at Tlon focussed on Public Key Infrastructure. He rounds this episode out by explaining what a PKI is, the differences between PKIs, and the way the Urbit ID PKI is implemented. urbit.org/install/ Urbit.live
Nikos Bentenitis and Panos Skourtis discuss the difficulties of educating in cryptocurrency, the efficacy of technical analysis in understanding price movements and scientific peer review enhanced by blockchain reputation systems. Then Joseph Lubin of Ethereum joins to talk about all kinds of interesting stuff including the super fluid economy of the future and consensus vs hierarchical organisation structure. CREDITS Music provided by Csus. Check them out on Soundcloud. Content provided by Nikos Bentenitis, Panos Skourtis and Joseph Lubin. Any questions or comments? Email beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com 1Dy8TtQvc9W7WqdowN4avVtnLDu3VLJch9
Alex joins to discuss his platform for betting on binary feeds in Counterparty and the basics of BIP32 wallet recovery. https://xcpfeeds.info Then Manfred Karrer explains the operation of the peer to peer fiat - Bitcoin exchange he's working on - bitsquare. http://bitsquare.io/ CREDITS Music provided by Csus. Check them out on Soundcloud. Content provided by Alex and Manfred Karrer Any questions or comments? Email beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com. Check out beyondbitcoin.fm for more material and recordings of developer hangouts
On this episode of Web 3.0, we hear from Brian Behlendorf, the head of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, and leading figure in the open-source software movement. Brian began developing open-source code during the mid-1990's and was also the lead developer of Apache Web Server — one of the worlds most used pieces of software. Today, in the midst of a blockchain boom, Brian’s focus is still on free software development. I spoke with Brian in October. We were both in Cancun for Def Con 3. thirdweb.net https://www.hyperledger.org/
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Started
Jun 4th, 2014
Latest Episode
May 9th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
125
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44 minutes
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