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Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

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Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    End to End Developer Platform with Alex Pruden

    End to End Developer Platform with Alex Pruden

    Today on the DIVI Crypto Podcast, we are talking with Alex Pruden from Aleo. Aleo Modular and compliant. The ultimate toolkit for building private applications is finally here; Zero-Knowledge is finally here.

    Aleo is an end to end developer platform and tool kit for building and deploying private applications that users can interact with. The whole thing is powered by zero-knowledge cryptography, allowing you to prove something is true, without revealing why.

    At the bottom stack of Aleo is the blockchain, “Snark OS,” or Synced Non-interactive Augmented Knowledge, the Zero Knowledge Proof. The purpose of the blockchain is to persist records to represent the state of a program at any given time, and to host transactions that are verified by miners. With Zero Knowledge Proofs, miners only have to verify the correctness of the transactions. This also helps to manage consensus for the system.

    The next layer is Snark, where transactions happen inside of Zero Knowledge Proof. This layer is followed by LEO, that switches smart contract language for writing high-level application logic. This bridges the gap between cryptograpy and the layman user. This allows other programming languages to be used to interact with the Zero Knowledge Proof.

    The last stack is the front end interface, the wallet, the explorer, and the studio to write Leo applications. This allows one to write a package which can then be added to a registry for others.

    The first benefit of this is privacy. A practical application of this is the issue of the various decentralized exchanges known as front-running. All transactions are public in the ledger, and each miner can look at it before it is added to a block. Miner Extractable Value is where a miner can see a transaction, and if there is value in a user’s transaction, the miner can take it for themselves. The miner can copy your transaction, take it for themselves, and thus, take your profit.

    With Aleo and Zero Knowledge Proof, miners have no way to extract the information, as miners look at each transaction as being valid, without knowing the contents of the transaction.

    If you would like to know more, visit: https://www.aleo.org

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 30 min
    Centralized Custodial Wallet with Darren Franceschini

    Centralized Custodial Wallet with Darren Franceschini

    DIVI Crypto podcast presents Block Bank's COO, Darren Franceschini. Block Bank is a one-stop solution that combines the power of decentralized and centralized technology in a simple and secure Mobile & Web application.

    BlockBank is powered by our platform's utility token called BBANK. Users are able to gain access to our credit card rewards program, use our advanced AI assistant, increase their APY % and earn interest on their tokens by staking BBANK in their non-custodial BlockBank cryptocurrency wallet.

    We aim to combine the best of DeFi and CeFi worlds in one place, and incorporate AI technology to assist users in decision-making.
    Initially, Block Bank’s AI will be informational. As Block Bank moves forward, it will be more actionable. The goal will be based on experience in the industry, their risk profile, and what they’re willing to do. It gives them a full experience: a capacity to understand their overall expenses, what they can afford to invest, when they need to pull out, etc. This will not only focus on the crypto, but a user’s overall portfolio. In addition to bitcoin, Block Bank aims to work with a multitude of crypto currency.

    Block Bank will have a centralized custodial wallet, and a non-custodial web 3 wallet. Custody is fully insured, with purchase and exit via fiat. While there are multiple bank-ends for the respective legal regulations, for the user, it is essentially all one application. The custodial wallet will be used for staking, trading through APIs into CEXes, Insuring assets, Borrowing, Fiat on and off ramp, Off chain / on chain solution, Complete KYC verification. DeFi will serve a host of functions such as: Multi asset chain support (ERC,BSC, HECO, etc), Gift Card purchases.

    BBANK token is BlockBank’s native. BBANK is developed on the ETH blockchain and follows the ERC20token standard, as well as BEP-20. BBANK is used to access Block Bank services, boost user APY, and earn interest on their tokens. By using BBANK tokens, users gain access to premium features, higher APYs and in-app offers. The BBANK tokens are listed on UniSwap, PancakeSwap, 1Inch, Gate.io, with more being added all the time.

    Block Bank will allow users to have access to their assets via Prepaid Debit card, with the initially launching of the card being in Europe, with more jurisdictions to follow, based on regulations.
    There will be five tiers for staking, from 1 to +500,000 BBank, with APY from 2% to 20% APY.

    You can find more information at https://blockbank.ai/

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 22 min
    Fastest Growing Crypto Exchange with Barbara Gonzalez-Briseno

    Fastest Growing Crypto Exchange with Barbara Gonzalez-Briseno

    Today we’re talking to Barbara Gonzalez Briseno, the CFO of Bitso, the largest and fastest growing crypto exchange in Latin America. Barbara has a background in traditional finance and was an investment banker for many years. A few years ago, Barbara was on a quest to get outside her comfort zone and figure out the best avenue to have an impact when she was introduced to Daniel Vogel, the now CEO and founder of Bitso. She says Daniel introduced her to the crypto space, and she knew instantly that this technology had the power to transform human interaction with the financial system. Barbara knew she had to be a part of the industry, and she has been now for the last four years. She says she’s proud to be a part of the evolution of the industry and can’t envision herself doing anything else.

    As the largest and fastest growing crypto platform in Latin America, they now have over 2.7 million users. Their mission is to make crypto useful. Barbara believes the technology has the potential to power an entire region that had been forgotten by the traditional finance system. Bitso is trying to build products and services on top of the technology that will allow an alternative to what people have seen before. As they try to figure out all the new features they can add, there has been a proven appetite for more use cases. While Bitso does offer exchange services, Barbara says they never wanted to be like a casino where people are trying to make money really fast. She says they offer tokens that can or may have a potential use case in the future. They do also feature a nice set of products for p2p payments.

    Barbara says just four years ago, there was still a lot of resistance to what they were trying to build. She says people thought they were crazy for coming into this space, and it was hard to acquire customers who weren’t crypto savvy users. Fast-forward to today and there are institutional players and the market has grown significantly. Barbara says people have realized that crypto is here to stay and can’t be disregarded. She’s enjoyed getting calls from people that three years ago wanted nothing to do with crypto and now are wanting to get involved.

    If you’d like to learn more about Bitso, visit www.bitso.com.

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 18 min
    Scalability and Predictability with Jacobo Toll-Messia

    Scalability and Predictability with Jacobo Toll-Messia

    Today we are talking with Jacobo Toll-Messia, the founder and CEO of Nahmii, a layer two protocols on top of Ethereum that promises scalability and predictability of fees. Jacobo has a background in engineering and has worked in various fields such as banking, oil and gas, and media. When he started looking into blockchain, he realized that scalability was a must. Jacobo says when he looked under the hood of the technology, he realized that it needed more for commercial adoption, and so he started working on a layer two.

    Jacobo says Nahmii’s approach to scaling is more than just a performance system, as they’ve decided to take a more holistic approach. They’ve been able to achieve fee predictability and want to see minting a token come down to a dollar. Beyond that, they hope to see performing a payment come down to ten cents. Jacobo says that while it does require a bit of complex mathematics, they have full control in layer two.

    Jacobo says they’re set to launch Nahmii 2.0, which is a result of having gathered feedback from over one hundred institutions. From that feedback, they learned that they needed more flexibility when it comes to deploying more powerful solutions. Nahmii 2.0 is EVM compatible and will allow any developer to deploy their smart contracts directly on Nahmii cheaper, faster, and more secure.

    When you want to withdraw from Nahmii, there is a period of time when fraud can be detected and this is done through a Nahmii token. Nahmii is working with big names like Microsoft and have explored several ways they can be involved in adding an extra layer of security. Jacobo says Ethereum has an advantage over other platforms with the most advanced and matured tool set for developers. He says it also has the highest number of developers and the most powerful community. He says Ethereum is here to stay.

    If you’d like to learn more about Nahmii, visit www.nahmii.io. Jacobo also encourages everyone to find them on Telegram. He says while they are a small community of about two thousand members, they have some original members who are a wealth of knowledge. They will be moving towards Discord in the next couple of months, with a lot of really cool news coming up.

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 25 min
    Crypto MoonBoys with Darren Cullen

    Crypto MoonBoys with Darren Cullen

    Today we are talking to the owner of Graffiti Kings, Darren Cullen. Darren got into graffiti at the age of ten and describes himself as a terror. Later on down the road, he started to use his craft for good when he got an opportunity to run workshops aimed at keeping kids out of trouble. This was all sponsored by the local government and within a year was picked up by the British government. Darren helped many youths to divert their problems into something creative. A year after that, in 1998, Darren set up Graffiti Kings. What started out as painting trains and walls for free to build his reputation, has turned into Hollywood movies paying them to paint murals and high-end fashion brands paying them to create exclusive products.

    Darren says with last year's market crash, he immediately went out and bought gold and silver. Soon after, he discovered crypto and decided that was the thing of the future. He ended up selling all of his gold, silver, his house, and his car to purchase crypto. He was especially interested in NFT’s. When he stumbled into the NFT space, he started pitching to various crypto brands and has since gone on to create a few cool collections of crypto toys. The physical toys are free with the purchase of an NFT. Darren says you see a lot of NFT’s dropping, but not many have anything behind them.

    He’s recently linked up with Invasion Toys and brainstormed on vinyl versions of designs. They now have a collection called Crypto MoonBoys, which are like digital Pokémon cards with health and powers. The Crypto MoonBoys consist of 3 “clans” who battle over the state of the crypto market. With a Facebook community of 2.4 million followers, Darren has become excellent at keeping the community engaged. Anyone can put an NFT drop out, but bringing true value to it is what sets it apart.

    If you’d like to learn more about Darren, find him on Twitter @graffitikings. There you will also find a link to their Discord channel where they document all of their happenings. Also check out Cryptomoonboys.com, where 60-70% of mints are still left and available for purchase.

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 24 min
    Using the PigeonHole Principle with Sasa Milic

    Using the PigeonHole Principle with Sasa Milic

    Today we are talking with Sasa Milic, the cofounder and coauthor of API3. Sasa studied computer science and statistics at University of Toronto, earning her Masters. She was most interested in theoretical computer science and AI. She went on to work as a software engineer as she moved on to New York in 2019. Being new to the area, she was looking for meetup groups. Also thinking about what to do with her finances, she decided to join a crypto group that discussed white papers every week. She found the technical details to be fascinating, especially when it came to consensus algorithms. She became increasingly interested in Oracle projects and the problems facing them. Not only that, but she looked into existing Oracle solutions and wasn’t completely satisfied with them. Sasa reached out to a group that was working on Oracle solutions about the problems she found, and they invited her to help them write the API3 paper.

    Sasa describes Oracle as typically some piece of software that brings data onto the blockchain. The data that natively exists is who owns what, and you can trade coins with that data. But you also need trust to bring in data from the outside world. For anyone who’s truly interested in the technical aspects of an Oracle, there’s a great paper that came out, search SOK. It’s Concordia’s interpretation of it, really broken down.

    When it comes to API3’s solution, Sasa uses the PigeonHole Principle. This can be described as if you had 9 holes and 10 pigeons, and you put a pigeon in every hole, one hole would have more than one pigeon. That principle is used to prove really complicated mathematical things. While sometimes redundancy is good, it’s not in this case. Having an extra pigeon in a hole just adds cost and weakens security. API3’s solution is the idea of a third-party Oracle. Sasa says getting data is easier and cheaper from the source instead of a third party relayer.

    Sasa thinks the fascinating applications for API3 will come from hackathons. She says the best apps happen organically. If you’d like to learn more about API3, visit API3.org. They also have a Telegram channel, but suggest if people are really interested, to join their Discord channel where every Friday they have a community event where Sasa recommends some reading material, and then they have an open discussion about it.

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

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