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Block Stars is a Ripple-produced podcast that shines the spotlight on some of today’s most innovative and impactful thinkers in blockchain from around the world.

Block Stars with David Schwartz Ripple

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 103 Ratings

Block Stars is a Ripple-produced podcast that shines the spotlight on some of today’s most innovative and impactful thinkers in blockchain from around the world.

    Blockchain and Crypto Security

    Blockchain and Crypto Security

    In the latest episode of Block Stars, David Schwartz, Ripple CTO, teams up with leading experts Ari Redbord, Global Head of Policy and Government Affairs at TRM Labs and Ronghui Gu, Co-Founder of CertiK to unravel the complexities of blockchain security. 

    - Explore the evolution of blockchain security over the past decade, highlighting XRPL's stability and the opportunities and risks posed by smart contracts.
    - Delve into the intricacies of blockchain security, discussing the latest advancements, challenges, and strategies for safeguarding digital assets.
    - Gain valuable predictions and forecasts for the future of blockchain security, including emerging threats, regulatory trends, technological innovations. 

    Join us for an enlightening discussion as we navigate the changing landscape of blockchain security and empower users to protect themselves in the digital age.

    • 56 min
    Building with Confidence on the XRP Ledger: XRP is Not a Security

    Building with Confidence on the XRP Ledger: XRP is Not a Security

    The groundbreaking July 2023 ruling from the SEC and XRP lawsuit found that XRP is not in and of itself a security. XRP's status as a non-security in the US and other jurisdictions provides a solid foundation of clarity for developers looking to establish and grow a blockchain-based business. This outcome further enables blockchain developers to build with confidence on the XRP Ledger - an open source and fully decentralized layer 1 blockchain powered by a global developer community.

    But establishing XRP's status in the US was an arduous journey. With the lawsuit having reached an emphatic conclusion, this episode of Block Stars with David Schwartz features a very special guest, Ripple's Chief Legal Officer, Stu Alderoty, who sat down to discuss:
    The long road to legal clarity for XRP and what it means for the broader crypto and blockchain communityOpportunities that have emerged in light of the ruling such as institutional adoption of blockchain solutions for finance, tokenization of real world assets (RWAs), Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and stablecoin issuers on the XRP Ledger, to name just a fewThe impact of the ruling on blockchain developers, financial institutions, businesses and the digital asset ecosystem

    • 39 min
    Building Communities in Web3

    Building Communities in Web3

    Developer communities drive innovation, collaboration and adoption within the blockchain and crypto space. But why are thriving developer communities so important in web3, and how do they foster further learning and development?
    This episode of Block Stars with David Schwartz features special guest speakers from the  XRP Ledger Foundation and XRPL Commons to discuss:


    The significant impact of web3 communities on decentralizationThe different avenues and resources available for blockchain developers of all levelsWhat the future holds for web3 developers and how those communities can evolve alongside the technology 

    • 39 min
    Tokenizing Real-World Assets

    Tokenizing Real-World Assets

    The tokenization of real-world assets (or RWAs) is one of—if not the—most enduring use cases for crypto and blockchain. According to recent reports, Boston Consulting Group puts the total estimated value of the tokenized RWA market at upwards of $16T by 2030. But since essentially anything can be tokenized, when we talk about tokenizing RWAs, we’re talking about boiling the ocean. 

    This episode of Block Stars with David Schwartz features special guest speakers from $HOME, Thallo and Ripple to unpack and conceptualize:

    - Examples of tokenized RWAs and their market opportunity
    - The applications, use cases, and protocol standards for tokenized RWAs
    - The technology's uses for developers, end users, and businesses

    • 42 min
    Demystifying Decentralized Identity

    Demystifying Decentralized Identity

    The latest episode of Block Stars with David Schwartz features special guest speakers from Heirloom, Fractal.ID, Ripple, and The & Company to demystify decentralized identity (DiD). David and guests dig into the follow topics in this episode:

    - What is decentralized identity?
    - Decentralized identity solutions and use cases in the real world
    - DiD projects and specs developers are building now across blockchains
    - What the future holds for DiD and other crypto-enabled technologies

    • 34 min
    Central Bank Digital Currencies

    Central Bank Digital Currencies

    The latest episode of Block Stars features David Schwartz and Antony Welfare—Senior Advisor at Ripple—to discuss the opportunity for DLT technology to support a CBDC system, global adoption and more.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

merry slayer a tiny hillbilly ,

I give Block stars a thumbs up!

Great source of information about the future of DLT, DeFi, and monetary evolution! David Schwartz is excellent at hosting.

With caution ,

Great non hype information

David is great! I could listen to him read the ingredients off a can of soup, smooth, wise, rockstar of tech and crypto. Block stars is much more than just a great host, this is a snapshot into how great minds are building/have built what seems destine to be the currency(s) of the future, block chain crypto. Thanks David, wish you did more public speaking on anything, I think I’ve heard everything you’ve done watching YouTube.

twsulli ,

Awesome

Super informative!!!! David is great!

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