Dale Dickins and Peter Robertson have a weekly chat from Melbourne's Bitcoin Technology Center in Southbank. They introduce different people to include listeners in what's happening in cryptocurrencies, who's doing what and what's going on. This technology is sometimes difficult to keep up with as it spreads around the planet, and they think it's important to stay tuned to global and local developments.
Episode 31: Blockchain - Hype, Standards and Regulation
This is our first CryptoGoss since September 2016. We had an unscheduled hiatus due to my (Peter's) health issues which resulted in me being unable to speak for more than a couple of minutes without coughing, unconducive to podcast recording. Fortunately, things have taken a turn for the better and we're confident of a strong podcasting season in 2017 at Crypto Studios, Blockchain Centre, Level 1, 89 - 91 City Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006.
This episode, we were fortunate to catch up with Fran Strajner, CEO and founder of BraveNewCoin.com, on one of his lightning visits to Melbourne. With the benefit of Fran's unique perspective, we discussed:
- Standards Australia and international standards for blockchain technology http://bravenewcoin.com/news/australia-to-lead-iso-blockchain-standards-endeavor/
- Crypto Regulation
- The Blockchain Hype Cycle
- Automation, iOT, Surveillance and Privacy
- The upcoming SEC decision in the US re the Winklevoss ETF application
- The bitcoin price
Music for this episode, A Ride on the Coast by Espresso Music, courtesy of Shutterstock inc.
Episode 29: The Political Economy of Blockchain
Rafael Taylor is a freelance journalist, contributor to ROAR Magazine and campaigner with Australians for Kurdistan, building solidarity networks with the Rojava Revolution. Based in Melbourne, he is a freethinker, transhumanist and libertarian socialist passionate about supporting new value-systems and social institutions.
Grant Lenaarts is a digital entrepreneur and software developer whose main interest is in the evolution of consumer civilization. This episode features an excellent Peter Hitchen's impersonation, a debate on Yanis Varoufakis' critique of digital currencies, and brief primers on political economy, libertarian socialism and the Rojava Revolution.
The Rojava Plan website and bitcoin address: http://rojavaplan.com/donate.html
The Fearless Imagination Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheFearlessImagination/
Rafael’s public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rafaeltaylor3/
Rafael’s Roar Magazine profile: https://roarmag.org/author/rafael-taylor/