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Crypto and Blockchain Talk is a podcast for everyone who is new to the crypto and blockchain space. If you are you lost in the world of cryptocurrencies and you don’t know the difference between a chain-gang and the blockchain then this online podcast is for you!
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ICO INSIGHT: ZELECTRIX
Today we are talking to Kenn Lend, Technical Project Manager for Zelectrix. Zelectrix is developing an innovative on-and off-grid charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) powered by a strong renewable energy infrastructure. They are building strategically located, ultra-fast, 350kW charging stations. The solution is very interesting as they are making on-grid charging stations supplemented with self-sustaining off-grid chargers, allowing Zelectrix to serve EV owners even in more rural places. Based on regional data, the off-grid chargers can be placed in the most optimal locations for local EV owners, covering vast areas and greatly reducing one of the main problems with the current EV industry, known as range anxiety – or the fear of running out of charge. Their chargers run on 100% green energy and are designed for maximum versatility featuring multi-standard charge sockets to fit all types of EVs. The Zelectrix EV charging grid is enhanced by a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence (AI) processing fabric developed by Thought, creating one of the most efficient charging grids in the world. Deploying Thought’s AI fabric within the grid will provide it with automated monitoring and optimization capabilities, ensuring an efficient energy flow to every charger based on real-time supply and demand, improving the stability of the grid, and predicting component failures ahead of time. Thought’s AI is able to coordinate trips with charging stations to allow the total ensemble to engage in dynamic discharge management, alleviating hotspots while minimizing inconvenience to travellers. The goal of Zelectrix is to drive the zero emission movement, while earning revenue through multiple streams. Besides Thought AI joining Zelectrix in the development of their solutions, Phoenix Contact, a $2BN USD company with a major footprint in the engineering and automation space, has also partnered with them, making their team and solutions strong and sustainable.   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

ICO INSIGHT: ZELECTRIX

2019-02-0100:37:50

The Ethereum Hard Fork is Delayed – But What does it all Mean? #43
The Ethereum Hard Fork is Delayed – But What does it all Mean? The core developers of Ethereum have called for a delay in the activation of Constantinople, just hours before the long-awaited hard fork was scheduled to go live for Ethereum, who are the third-largest cryptocurrency in the marketplace. The fork had been scheduled to go live at block 7080000 on January 16, but the last block processed by the network at the time of broadcast was 7075654. The reason they decided to postpone the hard fork was that security researchers identified a potential vulnerability in one of the software upgrades. They stated in a public release that security researchers, namely ChainSecurity and TrailOfBits, are running an analysis across the entire blockchain, and although they did not find any further cases of this vulnerability, there is still a non-zero risk that some contracts could be affected. And it is because the risk is non-zero,  a decision was reached to postpone the fork. That simple. But what is a Hard Fork and what the heck does Constantinople have anything to do with it? What is going on here? A fork is a change to a blockchain protocol and there are two types - a soft fork and a hard fork. Soft forks are backward-compatible, meaning that nodes within a network can still recognize newly coded blocks implemented by the soft fork. A hard fork, on the other hand, is not backward-compatible and newly created blocks cannot be recognized by the network’s native nodes, meaning a new network will have to be created to cater to new blocks using an updated protocol. A prime example of a hard fork is the creation of Bitcoin Cash in the wake of the Bitcoin hard fork of 2017. Please listen to Crypto and Blockchain Talk Episode31 to learn more about the Bitcoin fork. The main goal of the Constantinople fork is to ease the future transition of Ethereum from the Proof-of-Work (PoW) mechanism to Proof-of-Stake (PoS), making savings on costs and increasing the efficiency of the network. Listen to this episode for more information! 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  ________________ Do you want us to talk about your project or company? Email us: education@saviidigital.com  
Explaining Cryptocurrencies: Siacoin, Zilliga, Bytecoin, and Factom #42
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 Limit Orders? Bitcoin Diamond, Nano, and Pundi X Explained #41
Crypto Trading Education This week we talk about limit orders, what they are and how to use them. Plus we talk about cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Diamond, Nano, and Pundi X.   Bitcoin Diamond: Bitcoin Diamond was forked and created from Bitcoin in November 2017. It essentially uses the same technology with a couple of modifications. The total supply is 210,000,000 instead of 21,000,000. It debuts an entirely different mining algorithm for which there is no ASIC available at this time, allowing GPU miners to get back in the game.   Nano: Nano is a digital payment currency that differs from most others because instead of using a traditional blockchain ledger, it uses a highly complex block lattice structure instead. This allows for infinite scaling, zero fees, and instant transactions. The big question is, why isn’t everybody using this technology? The answer is because it is hard to get working.   Pundi X: Pundi X is a new payment system that is gaining huge traction throughout Asia touting themselves as the “Walmart and 7-11 of cryptocurrency”. Their vision is placing their product in every physical store, digitized with the ability for consumers to transact and purchase or sell cryptocurrency with fiat, bank cards, mobile wallets and/or their native private key-encrypted smart card and wallet, XPASS.   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? #40
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 

What are Oracles? #40

2018-12-1100:13:46

ICO INSIGHT: MOVE OVER JARVIS. WISP IS HERE
NEOVATE For decades, our homes have remained more or less the same. Our phones have evolved from the size of bricks to small powerhouses full of advanced technology, yet our homes haven’t evolved much for over 50 years. We are stuck in the same home lifestyle as in the 60’s, turning the lights on and off with a flip of a mechanical switch, working a complex TV remote control, not knowing what half of the buttons do, while we ignore most of the oven’s features when we heat up dinner, and clean up mostly using outdated tools. The idea of advanced living has been floating around for quite some time. For years, Sci-Fi movies have depicted characters controlling everything in their environment with their natural voice and gestures, speaking to an intelligent computer entity that listens, understands, and can respond contextually. There is an AI assistant that does whatever the owner asks of it. But the current designs and developments have fallen far short of humanity’s aspirations. Where is this promised land? Integrated Living Wisp combines connected devices, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create an ecosystem of "integrated living". It is connected with the home as well as with building facilities and a variety of the local service providers.   FEATURES: Adjust the lights and the temperature, control kitchen appliances, the TV and other entertainment systems; Contact the security desk, the property manager, parking and shuttle services of the building; Book a conference hall, reserve a table at the café, call a taxi or an Uber, order your favourite pizza, etc... Fully conversational AI Users can interact with Wisp using regular, conversational speech. It doesn’t require the user to memorize specific commands to understand what the user wants; it can understand natural human language and comprehend open-ended requests. More info: https://wisp.my/   Listen to this episode 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 social channels and never miss an episode:  SPOTIFY   iTunes   Stitcher   Soundcloud   Google Play Music    Tunein    Castbox    Pocket Casts    Overcast    iHeartRadio   PlayerFM    YouTube 
Blockchain and Real Estate #37
Blockchain and Real Estate Many people have bought a property at some point of their lives. They know how much headache it brings: They have to fill out copious amounts of paperwork and talk to a lot of people before receiving their keys and being able to move in. There are many people between the buyer and the seller, and they all want their share of the pie. These middlemen include: Appraisers Inspectors Seller’s real estate agents Seller’s real estate solicitors Buyer’s real estate agents Buyer’s real estate solicitors Insurance companies Escrow companies Mortgage Lenders And there may be even more! All of the fees for the above middlemen equate to anywhere between 5-10% of the largest purchase within a person’s life. This money is not going towards their new house. Without these payments to the businesses and agencies that manage pieces of information without which you can’t go forth with your purchase. Real estate transactions generated over $245 billion USD worth of revenue in 2017. Listen to this episode 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 social channels and never miss an episode: SPOTIFY iTunes Stitcher Soundcloud Google Play Music Tunein Castbox Pocket Casts Overcast iHeartRadioPlayerFM Twitter YouTube LinkedIn  
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