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If you are interested in learning more about the blockchain industry and want to hear from some of the brightest thought leaders, tune into this bi-weekly podcast. R3’s Catherine Rutter hosts some of the biggest names in the blockchain world. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast!

Life in the Fast Chain: A Blockchain Podcast from R3 Catherine Rutter

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If you are interested in learning more about the blockchain industry and want to hear from some of the brightest thought leaders, tune into this bi-weekly podcast. R3’s Catherine Rutter hosts some of the biggest names in the blockchain world. Be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast!

    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 3 with Dimos Raptis

    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 3 with Dimos Raptis

    Catherine and Dimos sit down (while quarantining!) to talk about staying sane while working from home as well as his new book he just published, "Distributed Systems for Practitioners." Make sure to purchase the book on the link below! Listen on your favorite podcast app or watch this episode online here - https://vimeo.com/403329966.


    Link to the book: https://leanpub.com/distributed-systems-for-practitioners
    Link for the giveaway: https://leanpub.com/distributed-systems-for-practitioners/c/life-in-the-fast-chain


    Dimos Raptis
    -LinkedIn
    -Twitter


    Catherine Rutter



    LinkedIn
    Twitter

    • 21 min
    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 2 with Richard Gendal Brown

    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 2 with Richard Gendal Brown

    On this minisode, Catherine sits down with R3's CTO Richard Gendal Brown to discuss COVID-19, how he is handling working from home, his latest post on Forbes '“Dear Computer”: A World Where Computers Email Each Other So You Don’t Need To,' and more! Watch online here or listen on your favorite podcast app!


    “Dear Computer”: A World Where Computers Email Each Other So You Don’t Need To by Richard Gendal Brown on Forbes
    Special Guest: Richard Gendal Brown.

    • 24 min
    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 1 with Todd McDonald

    Podcast and Chill: Minisode 1 with Todd McDonald

    During quarantine for COVID-19, things can get a little lonely. So, we will be releasing mini-episodes to catch up and make your day a little less lonely. Keep an eye out for these more frequent "minisodes" during these crazy times.


    First up... R3 Chief Product Officer, Todd McDonald. Listen on your favorite podcast app or watch online here. Excuse the technical difficulty...
    Special Guest: Todd McDonald.

    • 24 min
    Episode 49: Vibes in the Bay Area with R3's Amy Fisher #realcoffee

    Episode 49: Vibes in the Bay Area with R3's Amy Fisher #realcoffee

    Interested in what the blockchain vibes are in the Bay Area? R3's Business Development Lead in San Francisco, Amy Fisher comes on to talk about enterprise blockchain on the west coast. #techvibes.


    Guest:
    Amy Fisher
    - LinkedIn
    - Twitter


    Catherine Rutter



    LinkedIn
    Twitter


    Trustlayer - InsurTech Challange Winner
    Upcoming virtual events
    Episode of LitFC with Kostas Chalkias (Cryptography lesson!)
    R3 CEO Update on the Coronavirus
    R3 Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram

    • 28 min
    Episode 48: Carl Wegner, CEO of Contour on Trade Finance (Alternative title: The Dominos Pizza Tracker)

    Episode 48: Carl Wegner, CEO of Contour on Trade Finance (Alternative title: The Dominos Pizza Tracker)

    Interested in learning more about how blockchain can help with all the inefficiencies of trade finance? You are listening to the right episode! Carl Wegner, CEO of Contour comes on the podcast to discuss all things global trade and why he believes this tech is going to change the game.


    Guest:
    Carl Wegner



    LinkedIn
    Twitter


    Catherine Rutter



    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Special Guest: Carl Wegner.
    Links:
    Contour Website — Learn more about Contour!Contour LinkedInContour TwitterCiti joins Contour trade finance network — Recent announcement on Citi joining the network.

    • 38 min
    Episode 47: HOT TOPIC ALERT! CBDCs with the European Central Bank

    Episode 47: HOT TOPIC ALERT! CBDCs with the European Central Bank

    Dirk Bullmann and Cédric Humbert join the podcast to discuss central bank digital currencies and what central banks are doing in the blockchain space with Catherine and R3's head of government relations, Isabelle Corbett. Listen on your favorite podcast app!


    Guests:
    Dirk Bullmann
    - LinkedIn


    Cédric Humbert
    - LinkedIn
    - Twitter


    Isabelle Corbett
    - LinkedIn
    - Twitter


    Catherine Rutter



    LinkedIn
    Twitter


    00:00-08:20 Isabelle Corbett and Catherine talk about Government relations and why it's important at R3
    08:20-48:05 Dirk and Cédric join!


    Links from the episode...
    BIS - Central bank group to assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies
    ECB Website
    Stella links:
    Part I Payment systems for the report: "Payment systems: Liquidity saving mechanisms in a distributed ledger environment"
    Part II Securities settlement systems for the report: "Delivery versus payment in a distributed ledger environment"
    Part III Cross border payments for the report: "Synchronised cross-border payments"
    Part VI Privacy and auditability for the report: “Balancing confidentiality and auditability in a distributed ledger environment”


    EUROchain & CBDC
    “Exploring anonimity in central bank digital currencies” December 2019


    Stablecoins & crypto-assets
    Crypto-assets – trends and implications
    In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?


    Reports & Upcoming conference
    Peer-to-Peer Financial Systems 2019 Event in Frankfurt
    Distributed ledger technologies in securities post-trading report

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Seery2 ,

Great Balance Between Entertaining and Informative

LITFC does a fantastic job at making a difficult topic easier to follow by inviting elite guests to explain and promote the industry. Miss Rutter is incredible at keeping the podcast/topic light and entertaining while also steering the interviews in an informative direction. Keep it up

Sw Shunyo ,

Awesome

Love hearing experts talking Corda and blockchain

jrp941 ,

Great pod

R3 is a great startup with some of the smartest minds in the space. I am so happy they are finally using their resources with this podcast, I can’t wait to see what guests they have on in future episodes!

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