Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Jan 20, 2021
Episode 164: The road to Skynet & beyond with David Vorick
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This week, Anna and guest co-host James Prestwich chat with David Vorick from Skynet Labs about the scope and goals of the Skynet project. They discuss the journey from earlier work on Sia & distributed data to Skynet, SkyDB, and their idea for Recursive Content Monetization - a new model to pay online creators and content owners.

They also chat about the SkyFeed project - a decentralised Twitter like project. In this part of the conversation, they explore how the decentralised community could potentially remove the harm done by the social chat algorithms, but also the potential impact - and danger - that fully decentralised systems can have.

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CoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights
CoinGecko Podcast - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Insights
Bobby Ong & TM Lee
Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi with Chris Spadafora, Founder of Badger DAO - Ep. 26
In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Chris Spadafora, founder of Badger DAO. Bobby interviewed Chris on the background of Badger, their products, Sett and Digg, the differences between Digg and Ampleforth, plans to launch tokenized Bitcoin and Badger on other Layer 1 platforms as well as the key partnerships with Badger. *[00:00:02] *Intro* [00:01:28] *Introduction of Badger DAO *[00:03:30]* Details on Sett and Digg* [00:07:22] *Plans for Digg *[00:11:57]* Opinions on tokenized Bitcoin forms* [00:13:22] *Differences between Digg and Ampleforth* [00:19:31] *Token distribution during Badger’s launch * [00:23:04] *APY for Sett* [00:31:38]* Plans on launching tokenized and Badger DAO on other Layer 1 platforms* [00:33:46] *Key partnerships and benefit for Badger* [00:37:06] *Where to follow Badger Finance *Quotes from the episode:* “We think about Digg in the sense of how do you best have a representation of Bitcoin in other networks to which people would want to use that Bitcoin for financial applications and services without having to rely on centralized parties to custody that.”. *[00:07:39]* “We built our code base off of Ample because we believe one, in the rebasing mechanics, but two, of the most battle tested rebasing code base in the market.”* [00:14:41]* “Interesting fact, there was 2.1 million Badger, which today would be a hundred million dollars. Only 800,000 Badger were claimed. So there's still 1.3 million that were unclaimed that now are in the hands of the DAO, for them to decide what they'd like to do with.” *[00:22:24]* *Links *Badger DAO - CoinGecko - Badger DAO (BADGER) on CoinGecko - *Social Media *Badger DAO: CoinGecko: * *
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Kierin - Your DeFi Guide
Kierin - Your DeFi Guide
8 POLKADOT Altcoins That Will Make Millionaires in 2021 binance
8 POLKADOT Altcoins That Will Make Millionaires in 2021  ▶Business inquiries:  Hi my name is Kierin and I'll be your your guide on your DeFi adventure. The DeFi space is complicated and dangerous. There are many scams, hacks, and people out there trying to take your money away from you. It's important to have the tools and knowledge to be safe in the space. Therefore, I'll be your map and compass to help you thrive on your yourney to financial independence.   🔥🚀MY FAVOURITE SERVICES 🔥🚀 ▶  Kraken :▶  Coinbase (Get 10$ bonus) :▶  Binance (Get 10% discount fees) :▶  Best Charts on Tradingview :▶  Hardware Wallet (Ledger): --------❤️ Let's Connect On Social Media---------- 🐦 Twitter: The content of this video is not financial advice. You should not make any investments based on this video. I am not liable for any losses you may incur when trading crypto, always do your own research.  DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and then buy something, I may receive a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  -- hashtags --  #polkadot #defi
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CoinDesk Reports
CoinDesk Reports
ETH 2.0: ‘Keep It Simple’: Prevent Your Eth 2.0 From Being Slashed
In this episode, Christine Kim and Will Foxley discuss with the co-lead developer of Prysmatic Labs, Raul Jordan, the common reasons behind slashing events on Ethereum 2.0 and how they can be prevented.  “Keep it simple.” Jordan’s best advice to prevent validators who have staked 32 ETH (worth roughly $56,500 at time of writing) from being booted off the Eth 2.0 network for suspicious behaviour was to make operations as straightforward and uncomplicated as possible.  “A lot of people try to get really clever at their staking setup. They’re like I need zero down time. I cannot afford having my software down for a second. … A lot of stakers at home try to go for these really complicated setups and I mean to be honest they’re fairly sophisticated. They know what they’re doing but there’s always room for something to go wrong,” Jordan said.  Validators are the equivalent to miners on Ethereum’s new proof-of-stake blockchain dubbed Eth 2.0. These users earn rewards in the form of interest on their staked ether for running software that verifies and helps produce new blocks.  Over-engineering validator setups can lead to what are called slashing events, according to Jordan, which are penalties exacted by the network to deter users from launching malicious attacks. However, it’s impossible for the software of Eth 2.0 to discern what is a premeditated network attack from an honest mistake by a sophisticated user simply trying to maximize his or her earnings as a validator.  As a result, the best way to ensure a validator on Eth 2.0 isn’t slashed is to accept some downtime on the machine. Downtime means any period of time where validator operations aren’t actively running or connected to the internet and therefore not earning rewards.  “If you’re online for only two-thirds of the year, you’re still profitable as a validator. So why do this? The risk is not worth it,” said Jordan. “If you get slashed you’re going to lose some funds. You’re going to get ejected [from the network] and then your ether is locked in there not earning anything until you can withdraw in the future.”  Mining on Ethereum and other proof-of-work blockchains such as Bitcoin are notorious for being activities where feats of engineering and specialization actually increase the chances of earning rewards. Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are prime examples of technologies built to maximize the profits of Ethereum and Bitcoin miners.  However, the potential for slashing on Ethereum 2.0 is one of the main characteristics of the network that discourages similar types of innovation from profit-motivated validators. If there’s any upside to slashing, it’s that it has encouraged Eth 2.0 developers like Jordan to work harder at building standards between all Eth 2.0 software clients to make the user experience as smooth and as seamless as possible.  To learn more about these standardization efforts and how they’re helping educate users about running validator operations on Eth 2.0, listen to the full podcast episode with Christine Kim, Will Foxley and Raul Jordan.  For more weekly insights on Eth 2.0 development, consider checking out Foxley and I’s weekly newsletter, Valid Points.  Links mentioned in the podcast:  Raul Jordan’s blog post -
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AMA with Hart Lambur, Co-Founder of UMA Protocol
UMA Protocol (​) provides open-source infrastructure for developers to efficiently create secure synthetic assets. Hart Lambur is Co-Founder. ----- 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:​​ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:​​ ----- 💪BECOME A BANKLESS PREMIUM MEMBER: Lock in $12/month for life before March 1!​​ ----- GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: ⭐️ AAVE - BORROW OR LEND YOUR ASSETS​​ 🚀 GEMINI - MOST TRUSTED EXCHANGE AND ONRAMP​​ 💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS​​ 📱 DHARMA - MOBILE ONRAMP DIRECTLY INTO DEFI​ ------ 📣LATTICE | NEXT GENERATION OF HARDWARE WALLETS​ ------ Relevant Links: UMA Protocol Hart on Twitter ------ Don't stop at the video! Visit the official Bankless website​​ Follow Bankless on Twitter​​ Follow Ryan on Twitter​​ Follow David on Twitter​​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time we may add links in this channel to products we use. We may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. We'll always disclose when this is the case.
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Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
NFTs for Skeptics: Bubble or New Paradigm? - Nick Tomaino, Ep. 134
I've been a vocal skeptic of NFTs as investments in the long term. To challenge my view, veteran crypto VC and ex-Coinbase early employee, Nick Tomaino (@NTMoney), joins us to debate: * How do you value digital collectibles? * The enforceability of moats in NFTs * Are NFTs in a bubble? * How large is the NFT opportunity? * NFT projects Nick is most excited about Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ------------- Sponsors ------------- CRYPTO.COM: serves 10M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through their App, Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. On the Exchange, you can buy coins at up to 50% off and mine the hottest DeFi tokens in one-click. Plus, you get paid a 2% deposit bonus, and up to 10% APR of interest by staking CRO! Sign up for the Exchange. BITTREX GLOBAL: You can now trade tokenized stocks like Google, Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba on Bittrex Global. Users can trade 24/7 globally, even purchase fractions of a share. Sign up now: ------------- Disclosures ------------- Musical credits: Underground Stars by Loxbeats Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
51 min
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
Speaking of Bitcoin (formerly Let's Talk Bitcoin!)
Adam B. Levine
SOB #455 Privacy & Scale - Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin’s Taproot
In this episode of Speaking of Bitcoin (originally recorded in early January, 2021), join Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan as they dig into the much discussed but often poorly understood ‘Taproot’ improvement. This long-in-the-works, multi-part bitcoin improvement proposal is nearing deployment but will likely take years to fully manifest in the wallets and applications we use. Even so, taproot is set to impact the protocol significantly in the areas of scale, privacy and the ability to create and execute more complex ‘smart contracts’ on bitcoins’ native layer. In this episode, we dig into the meaning and implications of the upgrades major componants in an easy to understand way and then go into the technical explanation to provide you with all the technical details as well. Prefer to listen as a Podcast? Subscribe to Speaking of Bitcoin: Apple Podcasts:​ Spotify:​ Google Podcasts:​ PocketCasts:​ RadioPublic: Image credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash modified by Speaking of Bitcoin --- Send in a voice message:
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The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Techemy Capital launches DeFi ETP on Balancer
Techemy Capital has launched Decentralized Exchange-Traded Portfolios (ETPs) on Balancer, starting with a DeFi ETP. We’re joined by Techemy Capital CEO Fran Strajnar, and Balancer CEO Fernando Martinelli who discuss why these ETPs are a potential game-changer, how to invest, and what this means for DeFi. Guests: Fran Strajnar and Fernando Martinelli Why you should listen: “Digital asset investors and traders are seeking more advanced ways to gain exposure to popular DeFi assets,” says Fran Strajnar, CEO at Techemy Capital. “BNC’s DeFi Index and ETP provides this, all with industry-leading security, transparency, and speed. Rather than having to pick one DeFi winner and hope for the best, investors can now get exposure to the success of the entire sector.” Fernando says it is validating to see funds such as Techemy Capital be early adopters of Balancer. "We're about to launch Balancer V2 which will bring massive gains in cost efficiency for gas fees. It's an exciting time for crypto and for DeFi and brilliant to see Techemy Capital provide a use case for Balancer that we foresaw from day one.” Key takeaway: The DeFi ETP is a physical representation of Brave New Coin’s Blue-Chip DeFi Index ( a portfolio of 8 key assets). The DeFi ETP gives traders non-synthetic exposure to assets in the BNC DeFi Blue-Chip Index: Yearn Finance ($YFI), Compound Finance ($COMP), Aave Protocol ($AAVE), MakerDAO ($MKR), Synthetix ($SNX), Uniswap ($UNI), SushiSwap ($SUSHI) and Uma Project ($UMA). Issued on Balancer Protocol, the new DeFi ETP mimics the constitution and weights of the BNC Blue-Chip DeFi Index. It is rebalanced in alignment with the index, providing traders an opportunity to get non-synthetic exposure to the assets that make up the index, and/or to speculate or arbitrage between the price parity of the index-powered perpetual swaps [offered by third parties such as BTSE] and the spot market for the ETP. The DeFi ETP is non-custodial, transparent, on-chain, wholly collateralized, highly liquid, and instantly redeemable. Supporting links: Techemy Capital Balancer Previous Techemy Capital podcast Previous Balancer podcast Leverj Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
40 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency  News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Crypto News
Feb 25: Coinbase’s $322M Profit, NFT Sold for $6.6M, Dubai’s $4.8B Miami Investment
Follow The Decrypt Daily Twitter: @decryptmedia Website: Follow me on : Twitter: @MatthewADiemer IG: @MatthewADiemer FB Page: FB Group: Email: —————————————————————— Coinbase Reveals $322M in Profit For 2020 Ahead of Landmark Public Debut Stone Ridge Adds Bitcoin to its Diversified Alternatives Fund MicroStrategy Has $4.5 Billion in Bitcoin, But It Wants More Legendary NFT Artwork Gets Resold for $6.6 Million 'Stop the Steal' Organizer Hosting Clubhouse Sessions About Bitcoin Dubai Private Equity Firm to Invest $4.8 Billion of Bitcoin in Miami Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Is Trading at a Discount. Should Investors Worry? —————————————————————— Music: No Copyright Meditation Music | Music for Your Project - Copyright Free Say Good Night by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library Track: Future Disco — Vendredi [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: Free Download / Stream: Here comes the money —————————————————————— Financial Disclosure: Matthew Aaron is a holder of cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and other stocks. *** this is not financial or legal advice*** © Copyright 2021 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
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CoinDesk's Money Reimagined
CoinDesk's Money Reimagined
The Business of Art and How NFTs Will Change It, With Nanne Dekking
With much of the world focused on bitcoin and ether as prices breach new all-time high after all-time high, the “Money Reimagined” crew embarks on a more nuanced journey, one that eschews world-changing networks for an art-changing renaissance that's been long in the making. We're talking, of course, about the nonfungible token (NFT) movement that has engulfed the world of crypto collectibles. With big brands like Christie’s auction house and the National Basketball Association getting involved and some tokens already selling for six-figure sums, the question isn't if NFTs will force a very old industry to adopt some very new practices, it's when. On today's episode of CoinDesk's “Money Reimagined,” Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are joined by Nanne Dekking, CEO of Artory and formerly the top salesman at Sotheby's. Founded in 2016, Artory is creating the first standardized data collection solution by the art world, for the art world. In his former position at Sotheby’s New York, Dekking was vice chairman and the worldwide head of Private Sales. His close relationships with collectors and museums were integral to the continued growth of private sales at Sotheby’s. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Nanne was vice president of Wildenstein & Co. He advised individuals, museums and foundations on the formation and development of their collections. From 1996-2001 Nanne was the founder and principal of Nanne Dekking Fine Arts, an art consultancy firm and gallery in New York. "Which scholar do I trust? Who in the art market do I trust?" Dekking said. "They don’t want to trust anyone." In this wide-ranging introduction to NFTs, collectibles and the traditional art market, the discussion ranges from Sheila Warren's Cryptokitty genealogy to the challenges of selling paintings by the old masters in litigious modern markets, plus a whole lot more. “There are so many charitable things you can do with all this technology but ultimately you want the market to understand the commercial benefits of it. Then it goes fast. The moment you’re in the realm of charity, it’s like ‘this is such a nice idea’ but in a way you’re dead in the water already if the market just thinks this is only nice for a charitable reason," said Nanne Dekking, CEO of Artory and formerly the top salesman at Sotheby's. "As long as the market believes opaqueness will help [its] business model, which it doesn’t any more, it’s a very old-fashioned idea… The moment Art-Net came up, the moment Google existed … it’s all about this crazy idea that you as a human being are so important in the sales process to an artwork. I mean, you’re not."   Image Credit: Anna Hunko/Unsplash modified by CoinDesk
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Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Epicenter Media Ltd.
Tieshun Roquerre: Namebase – Decentralizing DNS and Certificate Authorities
Namebase is a top-level domain (TLD) name registrar that operates on the Handshake blockchain. It creates an ecosystem of TLDs that may be bought and sold using an on-chain auction mechanism. It takes a different approach to other decentralized domain name systems as Namebase is compatible with the ICANN namespace, the organization governs domain names globally. Users may register TLDs that don't yet exist in the ICANN namespace, like .epicenter or .ethereum, for example, creating the opportunity for new niche domain registrars to emerge. Tieshun Roquerre, CEO of Namebase, joins us to discuss his vision for Namebase and his ambitious goal to decentralize ICANN. Topics covered in this episode: * Tieshun's background and how he got into crypto * Why and how Namebase was created and its relationship to Handshake * Domain name systems on blockchain * The history of ICANN and how it functions * Domain name censorship and security issues surrounding certificate authorities * How are they preparing for the inevitable fork between ICANN and Handshake * Namebase and Handshake improve on DNS and certificate authorities * Namebase's business model and roadmap Episode links: * Namebase * Handshake * Namebase on Twitter * Tieshun on Twitter This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options:
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The Token Metrics Podcast
The Token Metrics Podcast
Token Metrics
Helium Network (HNT) Project Update | How BIG is This Going to Be? Token Metrics AMA
Helium Network (HNT) project update. How big is this going to be? Sign up for Token Metrics at​ Token Metrics Media LLC is a regular publication of information, analysis and commentary focused especially on blockchain technology and business, cryptocurrency, blockchain-based tokens, market trends, and trading strategies. Like the podcast to let us know you like the content! Sign up for Token Metrics at​ ✔ Podcast:​ ✔ Blog:​ ✔ Forum:​ Follow us on social media below: ► Telegram Alerts Channel:​ ► Telegram Discussion Group:​ ► Twitter:​ ► Instagram:​ ► Facebook:​ Token Metrics Media LLC does not provide individually tailored investment advice and does not take a subscriber’s or anyone’s personal circumstances into consideration when discussing investments; nor is Token Metrics Media LLC, registered as an investment adviser or broker-dealer in any jurisdiction. Information contained herein is not an offer or solicitation to buy, hold, or sell any security. The Token Metrics Media LLC team has advised and invested in many blockchain companies. A complete list of their advisory roles and current holdings can be viewed here:
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