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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.

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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

    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.

    • 51 min
    Episode 30: steemEDU - Education on the blockchain

    Episode 30: steemEDU - Education on the blockchain

    This episode, we look at Steem and how it can apply to learning in schools.

    Katherine Noall, Scott Phillips and Peter Robertson are joined in Crypto Studios at the Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Centre by Kieran Nolan, Educational Technologist and Janet Whittle, Assistant Principal from Wooranna Park Primary School. We discuss Steem and how Wooranna Park Primary is planning to use the Steem platform for collaborative learning.

    Inspired by an article on steem, Kieran Nolan and Tom Mcgann (Educational Technologist) requested a Google Hangout on air (featured on OpenSourceLearning.School) with the author Derek Reith.

    All music for this is episode was freely provided by www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

    • 59 min
    Episode 29: The Political Economy of Blockchain

    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.

    HYPERLINKS:

    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/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ethereum Podcast Ep01 When Blockchains Go Bad

    Ethereum Podcast Ep01 When Blockchains Go Bad

    Scott, Julian and Simon discuss the DAO, Ethereum and the hard fork.

    Music:

    Air (R3z) - e a r t h s p a c e RMX 0.2
    fantasytripp
    https://allihoopa.com/s/sY2vbm3r

    C A T C H Y
    Monsinho
    https://allihoopa.com/s/7NLtwpXD

    Left or Right
    skyfitsheaven
    https://allihoopa.com/s/RwnfgbuB

    Back to the MF Beat
    BobMaurice
    https://allihoopa.com/s/TBvxIxLm

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 27: Innovations at Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center

    Ep 27: Innovations at Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center

    This episode we feature two exciting new projects operating from here at Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center and are very pleased to have Sam Lee, CEO of Bitcoin Group http://www.bitcoingroup.com.au/ also join us on the show.

    Paul Ayling tells about his Ant Stand project along with the dramas he experienced trying to set up an Amazon store and how easy, by contrast, his experience with https://openbazaar.org/ was. Find out more about Paul's project at www.antstand.com, https://twitter.com/theantstand and https://www.facebook.com/antstand/

    Julian Smith introduces his new project, https://blockfreight.com/ which aims to revolutionise the freight container industry by notarising every data point in a container's journey on the Blockfreight blockchain. If you'd like to take part in the Blockfreight Token pre-sale, go to https://tokens.blockfreight.com/

    Full disclosure, I (Peter Robertson) am deeply biassed in favour of all projects being built in this community space and pretend no dispassion whatsoever! Note that since this episode was recorded I have participated in the early Blockfreight token sale.

    Music:
    This episode, one of our guests, JimmyY (AKA Paul Ayling), provided all of our wonderful tracks. Find these and many other pieces at https://allihoopa.com/JimmyY. In order, we hear:
    - Sydney Rd Hardstep JimmyY
    - Domino JimmyY
    - Loop - Clifton Hill Medicine Man JimmyY
    - Bitcoin Island JimmyY
    - Loop -for the disruptive Influence Podcast JimmyY
    - Burger Time JimmyY

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 28 The DAO - Shattering Trust?

    Ep 28 The DAO - Shattering Trust?

    In this episode of Cryptogoss Katherine Noall and Peter Robertson speak with Fran Strajnar, CEO and co-founder of Brave New Coin, a data and research company focused on the Blockchain and Digital Equities industry. Fran helps us tease out some of the thorny issues around the DAO “attack” and what this might mean for the world's view on Ethereum and blockchain technologies as general.

    Fran was also able to share some insights on views held at the big end of town that he gathered from the recent Melbourne Blockchain Summit http://www.blockchainsummit.com.au/. We gained some further understandings of what private blockchains might actually turn out to be in practice and how there are cases where this might make sense, although it was also acknowledged that a lot of corporate activity involving the "B" word might be more spin for appearances than substance on the ground.

    Finally, we turned to the topic of "what will the browser for the blockchain look like" as a basis for speculating about the services and applications that will really mark the crypto revolution for the masses. If email was the killer app for the Internet, what will the killer app for the blockchain be?

    Music:
    Boxing Bears Is My Business by brewmeisterbean https://www.propellerheads.se/s/YNgnTY0M

    Rip squad by sliipii https://www.propellerheads.se/s/FOhV5qaU

    Computer Controlled -3 by figure freak https://allihoopa.com/s/A29bWam0

    News from Mars by theshoemaker https://allihoopa.com/s/cBWbGsI8

    • 57 min

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