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Blockchain Insider, hosted by Simon Taylor is a dedicated podcast specialising in Bitcoin, Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Your new home for cryptocurrency news! Simon and guests break down the week's news with expertise and enthusiasm for the blockchain and digital currency sector. Blockchain Insider is the best way to stay current in Bitcoin and Blockchain topics.
Since the price of Bitcoin has rocketed, and Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin have become household names, Blockchain Insider has charted their rise in a way that's accessible to new listeners.
Whether you're a cryptocurrency expert or you've been avidly following its rise from afar and need to know more - this is the podcast for you!

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Blockchain Insider, hosted by Simon Taylor is a dedicated podcast specialising in Bitcoin, Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Your new home for cryptocurrency news! Simon and guests break down the week's news with expertise and enthusiasm for the blockchain and digital currency sector. Blockchain Insider is the best way to stay current in Bitcoin and Blockchain topics.
Since the price of Bitcoin has rocketed, and Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin have become household names, Blockchain Insider has charted their rise in a way that's accessible to new listeners.
Whether you're a cryptocurrency expert or you've been avidly following its rise from afar and need to know more - this is the podcast for you!

    133. The great bZx DeFi exploit

    133. The great bZx DeFi exploit

    Simon Taylor is in the hosting seat this week to talk all things blockchain, Bitcoin and crypto. Of course, he is not alone, and in this episode, Simon is joined by:



    Ed Cooper - Head of Crypto at Revolut
    Michael Coletta - Head of Blockchain & Emerging Tech Innovation and Strategy at the London Stock Exchange Group
    Rhian Lewis - Founder of London Women in Bitcoin
    Aman Kohli - Chief Technology Officer at DXC


    This week we kicked things off with a discussion about flash loans, bZx and the future of decentralized finance. Following two exploitations and almost a million dollars in ETH lost, we go into why this happened, how it transpired and what this means for the development of DeFi. A lot can happen in a few weeks and in this episode, we continue to dig into the latest blockchain and crypto news including:



    DeFi lending protocol bZx exploited and ‘a portion of ETH lost’ (02:16)
    JPMorgan in talks to merge blockchain unit Quorum with startup ConsenSys (11:55)
    Lightning Labs raises $10M series A to be the ‘Visa’ of Bitcoin (20:51)
    ICE snaps up loyalty program provider Bridge2 to boost Bakkt’s consumer play (28:33)
    Bitcoin price soars as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirms crypto’s threat to U.S. dollar (32:02)


    The Tweet of the Week comes from Nathaniel Whittemore (@nlw) about crypto M&As. Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (41:05)




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    Special Guests: Aman Kohli, Ed Cooper, Michael Coletta, and Rhian Lewis.
    Links:
    DeFi lending protocol bZx exploited and ‘a portion of ETH lost’ bZx attacked again, $645K in ETH estimated to be lost JPMorgan in talks to merge blockchain unit Quorum with startup ConsenSysLightning Labs Raises $10M Series A to Be the ‘Visa’ of Bitcoin ICE Snaps Up Loyalty Program Provider Bridge2 to Boost Bakkt’s Consumer PlayBitcoin Price Soars as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Confirms Crypto’s Threat To U.S. Dollar

    • 44 min
    132. Central bank digital currencies are so hot right now

    132. Central bank digital currencies are so hot right now

    Simon Taylor is back this week to talk all things blockchain, Bitcoin and crypto. This week, with a special focus on central bank digital currencies, Simon was joined in the studio by Eric Van der Kleij, CEO of Frontier Network and Andrew Smith, CTO at RTGS.


    This week we kicked things off with a lively discussion about central bank digital currencies and the future of monetary policy if they go ahead. Should central banks issue digital currencies? China has already set the wheels in motion with the proposal of its digital yuan and it looks like other countries want to follow suit with their own. A lot can happen in a few weeks and in this episode, we continue to dig into the latest blockchain and crypto news including:



    Central banks are pursuing 'extensive work' on digital currencies, BIS researchers say (02:05)
    Bank of England to assess the potential for digital central bank currencies
    Japan’s central bank ‘must be prepared’ to issue digital currency, says deputy governor
    The National Banks of Cambodia to launch a digital payments network this quarter
    When will we see the digital dollar? ‘Crypto Dad’ says soon
    Hyperledger Fabric, the open-source distributed ledger, reaches release 2.0 (30:16)
    3 more execs leave Swiss stock exchange’s $100M blockchain project (35:46)
    Ripple CEO hints at IPO says more crypto firms will go public in 2020 (31:38)


    The Tweet of the Week comes from @EricGraca about Bitpanda and Brexit. (49:32) Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!




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    Special Guests: Andrew Smith and Eric Van der Kleij.
    Links:
    Central banks are pursuing 'extensive work' on digital currencies, BIS researchers say Bank of England to assess the potential for digital central bank currenciesJapan’s central bank ‘must be prepared’ to issue digital currency, says deputy governorThe National Banks of Cambodia Will Launch a Digitial Payments Network this QuarterWhen Will We See the Digital Dollar? ‘Crypto Dad’ Says SoonHyperledger Fabric, the open-source distributed ledger, reaches release 2.03 More Execs Leave Swiss Stock Exchange’s $100M Blockchain Project Ripple CEO hints at IPO says more crypto firms will go public in 2020Tweet of the Week

    • 51 min
    131. The digital dollar

    131. The digital dollar

    Simon Taylor is back this week to talk all things blockchain, Bitcoin and crypto. This week he was joined in the studio by Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex and Abbas Ali, Head of Digital Identity at R3. Together the trio discusses the latest and greatest news in the world of blockchain including:



    Former CFTC officials ramp up push for digital dollar with Accenture partnership (02:10)
    Currency ‘cold war’ takes center stage at pre-Davos crypto confab (10:00)
    NBA's Spencer Dinwiddie set to roll out tokenized investment platform (18:50)
    Gemini launches captive insurance company and custody insurance solution with leading brokers Aon and Marsh (22:18)
    Fidelity is hiring bitcoin mining engineer to scale its operations (29:39)
    Crypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600m in investments (34:20)


    The Tweet of the Week comes from @twobitidiot about the surprising Bitwise financial advisors survey results. Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (39:09)




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    Special Guests: Abbas Ali and Paolo Ardoino .
    Links:
    Former CFTC Officials Ramp Up Push for Digital Dollar With Accenture PartnershipCurrency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto ConfabNBA's Spencer Dinwiddie set to roll out tokenized investment platform Gemini Launches Captive Insurance Company and Custody Insurance Solution with Leading Brokers Aon and MarshFidelity is hiring bitcoin mining engineer to scale its operationsCrypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600 million in investmentsTweet of the Week

    • 43 min
    130. Crypto M&A & Telegram's Terrible 2020

    130. Crypto M&A & Telegram's Terrible 2020

    Simon Taylor is in the hosting seat once again and is joined this week by a returning guest. Joining Simon to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto is Oliver Von Landsberg-Sadie, CEO at BCB. Together the pair discuss:



    How Facebook’s vision for Libra turned into a nightmare (01:43)
    Binance CEO says some ‘major’ strategic acquisitions are in the works for 2020 (10:04)
    Venezuela to use petro cryptocurrency for oil sales (16:39)
    IBM and Fair Trade initiative demo blockchain-based coffee tracking app (23:50)
    North America saw the most crypto and blockchain investment in 2019 (27:34)
    Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain (31:17)


    The Tweet of the Week comes from @SpencerNoon about Telegram's decision to not integrate TON natively in the messenger app. (36:28) Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!




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    Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
    Special Guest: Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie.
    Links:
    How Facebook’s Vision for Libra turned into a NightmareBinance CEO says some ‘major’ strategic acquisitions are in the works for 2020Venezuela to use petro cryptocurrency for oil sales, Maduro saysIBM and Fair Trade Initiative Demo Blockchain-Based Coffee Tracking AppNorth America saw the most crypto and blockchain investment in 2019 Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain

    • 38 min
    129. Top 10 Blockchain and Crypto Predictions

    129. Top 10 Blockchain and Crypto Predictions

    In this Blockchain Insider predictions show Simon Taylor is joined by Mike Dudas, CEO and founder of The Block. To kick things off, the pair take a look back at last year's predictions. Some worked out great...and others not so much. (01:20)


    After the recap, Simon and Mike launch into their predictions for 2020 including: continued Bitcoin dominance, digital currencies turn to digital cash and more crypto mergers & acquisitions. From stablecoin stumbles to Chinese crypto chaos, there's a lot that could happen in the next year of blockchain. (10:13)


    All this and so much more on this week's episode of Blockchain Insider!




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    Special Guest: Mike Dudas.

    • 50 min
    128: Has crypto grown up?

    128: Has crypto grown up?

    In this episode, we’re going to give you some exclusive content that we’ve selfishly kept all to ourselves. From this year's Money20/20 we’ve got an awesome panel on the state of crypto and whether or not it has grown up (00:54).


    As legal and regulatory frameworks develop, we hear about how the industry is instilling transparency, integrity, and accountability to demonstrate that crypto is growing up and evolving into a sustainable asset class. The panel was hosted by:



    Sandra Ro - CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council


    And she was joined on stage by:



    Michel Rauchs - Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
    Asaf Meir - CEO at Solidus Labs
    Max Boonen - CEO at B2C2


    If that wasn’t enough, we also talked to Asaf (31:01) and Max (40:49) about their respective companies and what they’re doing in the industry.




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    Special Guests: Asaf Meir, Max Boonen, Michel Rauchs, and Sandra Ro.

    • 53 min

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