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Central Banker Decrypts Blockchain Buzz, Jim Cunha of Boston Fed

This is our central banking perspectives, featuring guest Jim Cunha, SVP of the Treasury and Financial Services Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Cunha is a lifetime central banker, but not your typical one. For several decades at the Fed, his job has been overseeing financial rails that allow massive transactions to take place on a given day. In our exchange, he explains how the Fed may have missed the boat on the first dot.com boom-and-bust and how it led to giant networks like Facebook and Amazon that dominate our modern lives. These are tail end applications that […]

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Central Banker Decrypts Crypto, David Andolfatto of St. Louis Fed

Part of our central banking perspectives, with guest David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the St. Louis Federal Reserve, is a thought leader on cryptocurrency and the new market places popping around it. Central bankers have often been hesitant to speak about crypto, but David has been crypto-educator since 2014. His community policy briefings usually are usually packed to standing-room only. In this episode we discuss how central banks are not only warming up to blockchain but are now exploring use cases of blockchain. We talk about how blockchain is just like the economy of favors we use every day […]

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Blossoming of Energy, Part II

This is part 2 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. We spoke with the two following their partnership announcement with iNeighborhoods to allow city residents to exchange renewable energy. This is part of a smart cities initiative aimed to make urban centers more sustainable, economic viable, and inclusive. They call it: “Smart City Data Exchange – Connecting Neighborhoods Through Energy” Links: https://www.blossom-iot.com/ iNeighborhoods Innovation Districts https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-city-data-exchange-connecting-neighborhoods-through-energy-tickets-59248102670# —————– If you like A Bit Cryptic podcast and […]

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Blossoming of Energy, Part I

This is part 1 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. They also want to restore power and control back to the consumer while preparing society for a renewable energy future. They talk us through: -how not getting the college internships led them to experiment and build smart gadget solutions for businesses and customers. -their fateful meeting with ex-Boeing engineers on an encryption that had broader implications for the exchange of data between sensors, between people, […]

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Getting exponential under the archway

In this episode we speak with business and blockchain expert Brian Dixon, who is CEO of Off the Chain Capital, a company that manages blockchain assets portfolios. Brian is also COO of Capital Innovators, which is a tech accelerator helps startups being their ideas to market (invests in energy, consumer products, and tech). Brian has written two books on crypto: “Bitcoin Basics 101,” which breaks down blockchain into laymen terms, and “Blockparty on the Blockchain,” which is about the promising startups the blockchain space (and VCs investing into them) and Brian’s predictions on where the blockchain space is going in […]

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Disrupting Nightlife With Darryll DiPietro

We interview Darryll DiPietro, President and CEO of Coincierge Club, a FinTech point-of-service solution for blockchain transactions, aka anyone with a brick and mortar business can use this system to conduct transactions with customer. We discuss the uniqueness of the San Francisco Bay Area, why Bitcoin will never get shutdown, nightlife, how a lot of companies hyping their product has backfired on the blockchain industry, and why if you don’t spend money with local businesses then you’re the problem. Interview by: Jeff Peterson Show notes by: Dang Du Links: https://coincierge.club/ Tweets by DarryllD Follow A Bit Cryptic Podcast: Twitter.com/keepitcryptic Medium.com/@abitcryptic […]

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BetaBlocks, Antonio Mañueco

Antonio Mañueco CTO of BetaBlocks, which helps decision makers and startups navigate the blockchain space with its education, co-building and acceleration platform. Antonio also brings together South Florida techies with his group Wynwood tech. In today’s episode we discuss: -How to build a better pitch competition -Why education is so important with a new technology like blockchain -How people still don’t get the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency -Why enterprise blockchains are going to be (mostly) private -How annoying it is that power cords seem to switch for every laptop / phone -We also have a bonus segment about Satoshi […]

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See You in Switzerland

New York based Alexandra Karpova is Founder and CEO of Crypto PR Lab&Advisory, a boutique PR and advisory agency focused on blockchain startups. She is also a venture partner at Andra Capital, a tokenized late-stage technology growth fund with its “Silicon Valley Coin”, a regulatory compliant and asset-backed security token. Her company also takes companies to the hyper-exclusive World Economic Forum in Davos every year. In today’s episode we discuss: -What the elusive World Economic forum is all about -What a crypto PR agency actually does -How blockchain is going to dramatically change mergers and acquisitions of companies, and change […]

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Coindesk Hacks and Bitcoin Node Stacks

Ariel Deschapell explains why peer to peer infrastructure for the Web and Bitcoin are going to change the game, and how he scored that sweet Coindesk contributor role. Links: Twitter: @notasithlord Coindesk: https://www.coindesk.com/author/ariel-deschapell/   Follow A Bit Cryptic Podcast: Twitter.com/keepitcryptic Medium.com/@abitcryptic Facebook.com/abitcryptic Instagram.com/keepitcryptic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjKP-6Udnyy783selq5CHMw Donation addresses: BTC: 1CsrHFn1VCpjofxRKxw1DQKGVURSxr8yWb ETH: 0xe612032F9AE393017141A5CBA6DFC00428B82cE6 LTC: MMPb9PpgdJvnXaXYynXQ728e4GNtyHGAbu If you like what you heard, please leave us a 5-star review and share the podcast!  

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