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Crypto And Things

Author: Scott Cunningham

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On Crypto & Things, I explore blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, censorship, and privacy. Overall though, my main focus is on blockchain social media platforms which I believe will be the next level of social communication.
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I spent some time with Chris from MMCrypto to discuss his outlook on Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, the current global financial market, and the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency usage.His channel focuses on cryptocurrency, ICO investing, and evaluating blockchain related topics. He also has a telegram community where people can get access to his free two scheme ICO evaluation spreadsheet.
I spent some time with Dave from TruthRaider discussing Bitcoin, where it’s headed, crypto mass adoption, blockchain social media, DeFi, stablecoins, and CBDCs. Tune in to hear his thoughts on all these topics and more.Dave shares his long-term vision on cryptocurrencies and much more through TruthRaider.com. In this interview, he tackles some hard questions like: Are we closing in on the end of Bitcoin as a speculative asset? Major institutions and countries are stepping in. What are the problems with DeFi? What will be the effect of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC's)?
I had the chance to discuss Dash with Ryan Taylor who is the Dash Core Group CEO which is the main development group for Dash. We talk about where Dash is headed, where you can use it, their value proposition, and why you should get involved.*I say CEO of Dash at the beginning of the interview, but I should have said Dash Core Group*Dash gives you the freedom to move your money any way you want. Grab a coffee, split a check, or pay your phone bill. Dash moves money anywhere, to anyone, instantly, for less than a cent.Dash is accepted globally by businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our low fees and instant transaction time make Dash the preferred method of payment around the world.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Uri Klarman about Bloxroute where he works as the CEO. We went over what Bloxroute does, what they are doing now, how they’re contributing to blockchain technology, but most importantly, what they plan to do in the future.BloXroute is a Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) that utilizes a global network of servers optimized for network performance. In other words, bloXroute allows the network to communicate fast. Nodes access this network through open source Gateways and anyone can access it through the bloXroute public-API.This is done with no protocol changes, gradually deployed, and is provably neutral. They support many major chains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Marc De Mesel about Bitcoin Cash and the Read.Cash blogging platform. He has donated over $100,000 USD worth of Bitcoin Cash to Read.Cash’s creator fund and users on the platforms via tips. In this video, we dive into his investments, other platforms he’s used, Read.cash, and his crypto philanthropy. *I apologize for the feedback buzz. Marc’s audio has some feedback that I didn’t notice until I was editing it afterward.
I had the pleasure of chatting with DDRFr33k who is a developer at Vimm.tv. Vimm is a live-streaming platform on the Hive blockchain and in this, we will dive into what it’s all about and where it’s headed going forward.VIMM is a growing community of passionate gamers, entertainers, and artists who come together to create a unique live streaming experience. They give you the tools you need to build a successful channel and grow your brand. They focus on making community building and monetization easier for creators so you can focus on doing one thing. Streaming!
Ankit Bhatia and I sat down for some time to chat about Sapien and what they’re all about. We dive into where they’re headed in the future, what they do, and how you can benefit from their crypto social media platform.Sapien is a social media network that utilizes blockchain technology and rewards users with their cryptocurrency SPN. They call themselves “The Web 3 Social Network of the Future.” If you have used Steem or Hive in the past, this will be a fairly familiar experience.
Crypto Michael and I had the opportunity to chat about the current crypto market, the global financial system, monetary policy, inflation, and how this all is impacted by COVID-19. Tune in for his thoughts on all of this.Michael van De Poppe is a full-time trader from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, a technical analyst, financial coach, and economics student with a love for poker and fitness. 
Sergej Kotliar and I sat down for some time to chat about Bitrefill and what they’re all about. We dive into what Bitrefill is, how you can trade your crypto for gift cards directly, and most importantly, how you can live fiat free.Bitrefill provides digital gift cards & mobile airtime refills to 170 countries using cutting-edge Bitcoin technologies. They offer an evolving shopping platform with innovative cryptocurrency payment options, including the latest Lightning Network technology.
I had the opportunity to discuss OpenOrchard with Andrew Levine who is the co-founder and CEO there. You may know him from Steemit where he worked since the beginning. He’s moved on to bigger and better things and we spend some time diving into all of it.
I had the chance to speak with Rob McNealy who is the co-founder of TUSC. We discussed what it’s all about, what they advocate for, and where they’re headed in 2020 and beyond. No ICO. No IEO. No Token Sale. No BS.
Crypto Beast and I spent some time talking about the YouTube crypto purge and giving our take on the many decentralized crypto monetized and blockchain social media applications that exist out there.We dive into LBRY, Flote, BlockTube, DLive, Theta, Hive, Steem, Publish0x, Uptrennd, and more. We discuss the different earnings models, their interfaces, and their approaches to privacy, free speech, and decentralization.
Let’s talk about Uptrennd with Jeff Kirdeikis. He is the founder of Uptrennd which is a crypto-monetized social media platform that uses the 1UP token to reward users for their contributionsTheir company is built around four foundational pillars of: distribution of wealth, freedom of speech, equality of opportunity, and data security. Uptrennd is the social media that puts you first.
Rice Crypto and I sat down for some time to discuss crypto, the YouTube purge, the Bitcoin halving, COVID-19’s impact on the space, and the many social blockchain and crypto-monetized dapps we use every day.
Debrief combines communications networks and the power of blockchain to achieve truly private and secure connections. Jeff Pulver and I dive into Debrief, what it’s all about, and where it’s headed in the future.Debrief is a decentralized network and middleware infrastructure for any application to build upon and utilize enhanced security and data privacy. Debrief's mission is to create a communication network and Middleware solution that no longer exposes confidential information, but instead, reduces the costs incurred for security and truly secures sensitive business and personal data on the blockchain.
May is fiat free month where people are being challenged to find creative solutions to pay bills and live their life as they normally would without using fiat currency. Joel Valenzuela aka TheDesertLynx shares with us how he’s been living fiat free since 2016.He shares with us the many methods and processes he takes to be able to spend, pay bills, transact, and everything you need to be completely fiat free and bankless. The idea behind it is that he wants permissionless and privacy-focused solutions. He hopes to show people with his example that this is completely possible and doable.
Did you catch my interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos aka @aantonop? We talk about blockchain adoption, the bitcoin halving, decentralized exchanges, the crypto youtube purge, why you should earn Bitcoin, and moreHe is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdotes, and historical precedent. He does this effortlessly, transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world for the average person.
Let’s talk about the atomic swap exchange called JellySwap. I had a chat with the CEO there, Tito Titov. We covered what JellySwap is, what makes it unique, and what they’re planning for 2020.JellySwap is a swap exchange that offers atomic swap options for many cryptocurrencies. It has fast and secure cross-chain transactions powered by a fully decentralized atomic swap technology. You have full control of your assets and can swap them in seconds. The interface is easy to use for smooth cross-chain trading. Lastly, the rating system helps provide more fairness and transparency to the users.
I recently had the pleasure of discussing the YouTube purge, the Bitcoin halving, the virus’ impact on the blockchain space, and the many crypto social platforms out there with The Moon Carl on behalf of BeInCrypto.You can check out the BeInCrypto episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/bmFlo19oSBkAlso check out their telegram: https://t.me/beincryptocommunity
The AdEx Network is sort of like a Google Adwords/Adsense alternative on the blockchain with a much more decentralized system. I sat down with Ivo Georgiev who is the CEO there to learn more about AdEx and where they’re headed in 2020.AdEx is a trust-minimized solution for digital advertising that reduces ad fraud, improves ad budgets and protects user privacy.The AdEx platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain to connect publishers and advertisers without intermediaries on a decentralized ad exchange. We introduce real-time reporting for both parties and enable payments per impression with no withdrawal threshold for publishers.
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