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BlockChannel, is a crypto show dedicated to educating the world on the power of blockchain based technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Handshake. Episodes whenever we feel like it - deal with it. Creator: Steven McKie.

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Episode 79: Democracy Through Ethical Technology & Communication

Oct 14 • 58:23
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee return after almost an entire years hiatus. Life happens, but so does crypto. We return to our story with a hero and heroine by the names of Matthew Prewitt and Divya Siddarth, respectfully. They are policy and ethics researchers and practitioners working to implement democracy expanding technologies at scale with the help of ...

Episode 78: Learning to Swim in the Lightning Pool

Dec 10 • 46:48
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee invite back Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO of Lightning Labs, and technical advisor to Amentum Capital. Their team recently scaled bitcoin payments in a huge way, and have released the Lightning Pool, and a decentralized money market for Bitcoin to find a real-time lending rate. The Lightning Pool combines a myriad of technologies th...

Episode 77: Decentralized Clouds and DWeb Namespaces, with David Vorick

Nov 7 • 44:55
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty go in deeper on the decentralized web with one of the storage related subject matter experts that started it all, David Vorick. If Juan Benet of Filecoin is Microsoft, then David is Steve Jobs to the Siacoin/Skynet ecosystem. Building a decentralized storage protocol can be done in a few ways; David’s team went the route of ...

Episode 76: DeFi Know How, with Kevin Zhou

Nov 7 • 39:43
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee have a sit-down with McKie's trading/fund mentor Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital. We catch up on what's new an DeFi, what sort of wins Kevin's team has been making in the markets, and some general insights you'll definitely find useful. A repeat guest, Kevin is always full of fresh knowledge to help you grow on your trading
journ...

Episode 75: A Cultural Exchange of Value, with Foundation

Oct 9 • 52:55
On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty finally have another discussion about NFTs, it's been a couple of years...and finally that narrative has reached maturity. We take this resurgence in the non-fungible narrative to speak to Kayvon and Matt from the Foundation team. They're building a "cultural stock exchange of value", and if that sounds obscure and futur...

Episode 74: How to Not DeFi the Law, with Alexander Lindgren

Oct 9 • 45:43
On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty begin the new season with some legal disclaimers and warnings on how to best think about DeFi, with crypto lawyer Alexander Lindgren. We go over some common cases and assumptions/misconceptions on the legality of custody, and other common red flags to avoid when building a project that's built around composability and po...

Episode 73: Aiming for Mature Markets, with Three Arrows Capital

Jul 13 • 37:09
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee get the lowdown on how mature crypto markets have become from Kyle Davies of Three Arrows Capital. Kyle is a veteran hedge fund manager with prior experience in the forex markets before making his big break into crypto a few years ago. His insights provide us a clearer lens into how to scale our mental model of emerging deriva...

Episode 72: Bitcoin and American Values, with Nic Carter

May 25 • 55:42
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty have an astute conversation with Nic Carter, GP of Castle Island Ventures and Twitter renowned Bitcoin enthusiast. We like the way Nic thinks about dollarization, governance, and how they coincide with certain aspects of bitcoin, such as its distribution, to better understand its tech and where its going in the futu...

Episode 71: Crossing the River of Ethereum Governance, with Hudson Jameson

May 2 • 40:12
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to sit with one of their favorite members of the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson. As one of the main managers of the EIP process as an active DevOps manager at the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson has a very high-touch role in managing and interpreting the emergence of developer consensus around ...

Episode 70: Bitcoin, Handshake and Africa, with Yellowcard.io

Mar 31 • 44:43
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee have a conversation on the history of creating a P2P bitcoin merchant exchange with Chris Maurice. He's been boots on the group helping to establish bitcoin dominance in Africa with his firm YellowCard. He breaks down what it takes to build a crypto business in Africa as a humble man from Alabama, his thoughts on growing Hands...

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