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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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    • 3.9 • 11 Ratings

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.

    Episode 81: Talking Shop and Shaking Hands, with HNSChat

    Episode 81: Talking Shop and Shaking Hands, with HNSChat

    On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee are ditching the hand sanitizer and masks, and shaking hands again with our guest, Jordan Koch. Jordan is a self-taught IRC developer turned crypto-preneur works on HNSChat. HNSChat is a Handshake-native chat applications that allows TLD and SLD owner to join digital chat communities; enabling the ability to send HNS payments and engage directly with other owners of Handshake TLDs across the globe. Listen as the BlockChannel hosts dig out the full story from Jordan, and how you can join in on the conversation.

    Show Link(s):
    HNSChat: https://HNS.Chat
    On HNS: http://HNSChat/

    Intro/Outro Music "Third Man" by Breax II: https://soundcloud.com/prodbybreaux/third-man

    Show Supporter(s):
    Amentum: http://Amentum.org

    • 31 min
    Episode 80: Giving a Hand to the Future, with HandyOSS

    Episode 80: Giving a Hand to the Future, with HandyOSS

    On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty are back, even though this episode was filmed in December before Christmas. We finally go in-depth with HandyOSS, the all-in-one suite for building on a cohesive DWeb enable stack. Alex Smith breaks down the HandyOSS teams motivations for building HandyHost (of which Steven McKie is also a part of), and details how and why these abstractions were necessary to bridge crypto to the future. Alex Smith is an ex-NASA/JPL engineer, "computational physicist", and all around brilliant polymath who is ensnared by the ethos of equality and self-soverignty. They also discuss future plans for building systems that will hybridize the emerging decentralized web with permaculture and food sustainablity.

    Show Link(s):
    HandyHost: https://HandyHost.Computer
    HandyOSS Twitter: https://twitter.com/HNSOSS

    Intro/Outro Music "Back From the Grave" by Mowgli Morris: https://soundcloud.com/lilmo2407/back-from-the-grave-prod-by-chxse-bank

    Show Supporter(s):
    Amentum: Amentum.org

    • 39 min
    Episode 79: Democracy Through Ethical Technology & Communication

    Episode 79: Democracy Through Ethical Technology & Communication

    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 crypto. Seemingly humanists at heart, these two explain their work at RadXChange, and some of their focuses while advising at Amentum Capital.

    Show Link(s):
    RadicalXChange: https://www.radicalxchange.org
    Divya Siddarth's Twitter: http://twitter.com/divyasiddarth
    Matt Prewitt's Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_t_prewitt

    Intro/Outro Music “Ingenuity” by Brockbeats:
    https://soundcloud.com/brock1112/ingenuity

    Show Supporters(s):
    Amentum: https://Amentum.org

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

    • 58 min
    Episode 78: Learning to Swim in the Lightning Pool

    Episode 78: Learning to Swim in the Lightning Pool

    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 the Lightning engineering team and community have worked on, and allows Lightning to be more friendly for mainstream usage. Try to keep up as Olaoluwa breaks down exactly how it all works. You'll need to watch this episode twice...

    Show Link(s):
    Lightning Website: http://lightning.engineering
    Lightning Pool Announcement: https://lightning.engineering/posts/2020-11-02-lightning-pool/


    Intro/Outro Music “Mom's Whiskey” by Marlon Craft:
    https://soundcloud.com/mcraftmusic/moms-whiskey-feat-kota-the

    Show Sponsor(s):
    Vanmoof: http://Vanmoof.com

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

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

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

    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 building their vision iteratively, in hopes the adoption would come. Their vision is now coming into fruition, and we explore how he got here, and where Siacoin/Skynet is going.

    Show Link(s):

    Siacoin Website: https://sia.tech
    Skynet P2P Storage: https://siasky.net

    Intro/Outro Music “Winterfalls” by Terrell Morris: https://soundcloud.com/terrellmorris/winterfalls-1

    Show Sponsor(s):

    Vanmoof: http://Vanmoof.com

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

    • 44 min
    Episode 76: DeFi Know How, with Kevin Zhou

    Episode 76: DeFi Know How, with Kevin Zhou

    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
    journey.

    Show Link(s):
    Galois Capital: http://galois.capital

    Intro/Outro Music “Field Test” by Terrell Morris: https://soundcloud.com/terrellmorris/field-test-wayside-prod-by-losh-weatherstone

    Show Sponsor(s):
    Vanmoof: http://Vanmoof.com

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, it is an engaged discussion on new technology; BlockChannel reminds you to always do your own due diligence before investing in any crypto-related project in the industry.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

trustlesss ,

Informative and entertaining!

Lots of interesting conversation and a host with a lighthearted sense of humor. I’ve learned a lot, and discovered some dope new artists along the way—the host also has excellent taste in music!

Rabdomguy165 ,

Very informative

Covers a broad array of crypto topics, good music. Short and sweet episodes.

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