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Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

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Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    Controlling Your Identity & Money with Mark Anstead, Co-founder of Numio

    Controlling Your Identity & Money with Mark Anstead, Co-founder of Numio

    Today we’re talking with Mark Anstead, co-founder of Numio, a project that aims to simplify and fast-track blockchain adoption. Numio is a cryptocurrency payments app that gives you more control over your identity and money.

    Mark first got into crypto in 2014 when he bought his first bitcoin. However, he didn’t know much about it and soon sold it all off. It wasn’t until 2017 that he really entered the crypto scene. He began working with a few different firms, and since then has started two companies, with Numio being the most recent.

    Numio aims to give more control over identity and money. For identity control, they’re building out a layer 2 focused application. For identity, they’ve developed a few management solutions that can get you either KYC verified or can prove yourself to third parties without exposing personal data or information.

    In these current times, gas fees are through the roof. Numio aims to combat this in two manners, one being a gasless transaction. This can be done on the Ethereum base layer using meta transaction. This allows you to have an app that interacts with a relayer. When someone wants to make a transaction, the app will interact with Ethereum on their behalf. For a gasless transaction, you don’t actually have to have ETH in your wallet.

    There are a variety of ways you can scale, but there are pros and cons with whatever solution you use. Whether it’s with scalability, finality, security, or supporting smart contracts, each method has its drawbacks. Without smart contracts, a lot of solutions wouldn’t be able to function. Numio uses implementation using a ZK (zero-knowledge) rollup. While some platforms can do two thousand to three thousand transactions per second, ours does about three hundred per second but has more security, can interact with smart contracts, and can scale with Ethereum. Mark says they’re still about eighteen to twenty-four months away from ETH 2.0. The next six to twelve months we’ll see every Ethereum project migrate to some form of scaling solution. Mark says there are a lot of solutions to look into and explore with every project boiling down to what fits.

    To learn more go to numio.one, find them on Telegram, or follow them on Twitter @getnumio. To follow Mark on Twitter @thesharp7. Mark encourages anyone that’s interested to get involved in the ecosystem.
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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 31 min
    Interview with Kurt Nielsen Partisia Blockchain

    Interview with Kurt Nielsen Partisia Blockchain

    Today we’re talking to Kurt Nielsen, Co-founder and President of Partisia Blockchain, a public blockchain built for trust, transparency, privacy, and scalability.

    Starting In Cryptography
    Kurt’s background is in economics, the field in which he earned his PhD, looking at game theory and auction design. While in this space he first heard about MPC which is a distributor technology that they are bringing together with blockchain. They learned that if you could actually have an institution that’s doing the same as MPC you could improve any decision in the economy. After four years of R&D they did their first MPC back in 2008, a year before bitcoin was announced. Kurt says that was the beginning of his collaboration with experts in cryptography. They had a successful beginning of bringing MPC into use and did so with the largest company in Denmark. That company wanted to use the solution they had come up with in that project and so Partisia was born. Partisia is a commercial platform used to bring MPC into all kinds of use cases. For anyone not familiar, MPC is distributed cryptography that solves for privacy, so it’s a nice compliment to blockchain.

    Many Use Cases
    When using the technology, it is a generic distributed computer that solves for privacy and can be used in any use case where you want to control private information. One example would be in institutions, like an auction where you have an auctioneer, you could remove the auctioneer with a distributed cryptography, so a piece of software. It can also be used where competitors are collaborating, such as competing banks that are collaborating around how to detect fraud in financial systems. Another use is in key management which is very important. Back in 2013 they started using MPC to make key management.

    What’s Next?
    When asked what’s next, Kurt says there is so much to innovate on, but they’re mostly looking into new types of businesses, exchanging data differently, and collaborating in a different way. Current regulations almost prevent people from collaborating, and they’ve been working with these types of solutions for some time. Kurt expects to see the boundaries continue to move on what you are allowed to do. He looks forward to getting regulators to approve of new types of collaboration.

    To Learn More
    Check out partisiablockchain.com or find them on all social media platforms.
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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 20 min
    Interview Rachid Ajaja, Co-founder and CEO of AllianceBlock

    Interview Rachid Ajaja, Co-founder and CEO of AllianceBlock

    Today we’re talking with Rachid Ajaja, Co-founder and CEO of AllianceBlock, the world’s first globally compliant decentralized capital market. Rachid originally worked in investment banking for ten years before moving to Paris where he worked for a leading research team in AI. At this time, in 2017, he began to learn about cryptocurrency and dabbled in investing. After losing a little bit of money and not understanding why, he dove further into the markets and learned more about the technology. After making many investments he began to notice the many discrepancies. This was when he had the idea to build a decentralized investment platform that would protect investors. He brought on his friend Amber Ghaddar as an advisor but she quickly fell in love with the project and so they co-founded AllianceBlock.

    Many Use Cases

    AllianceBlock spent one year incubating their idea and understanding the power of decentralized finance. With banks and other forms of traditional finance becoming more interested, they realized the problem was with regulations and compliance. AllianceBlock has many use cases including simplifying cross border activity, regulated digital asset offerings, compliant decentralized open finance solutions, and compliant P2P lending for institutional clients. Data is one of the most important aspects now and they’re seeing more interest in regulated digitized derivatives and fund distribution.

    Bridging The Gap

    AllianceBlock aims to bridge the gap between traditional and decentralized finance. The OCC has recently come out to say that federally chartered banks can have institutional nodes and AllianceBlock offers staking for those institutional nodes. Rachid says the difference is in holding assets vs putting into liquidity. Liquidity mining is so important for projects that want to raise money or have liquid assets. The community plays an important role in providing liquidity. The AllianceBlock protocol has three important layers of communication. Those layers are a cross-border regulatory compliance layer, a data governance and privacy layer, and a transactions and workflow layer.

    Exciting Things On The Horizon

    Rachid is most excited about decentralized finance technology and the pace at which new technologies are coming to the space. He’s also excited to see the flow of money coming from traditional finance to decentralized finance. The potential is huge and Rachid can’t wait to see the full impact.

    To Learn More

    To learn more about AllianceBlock, go to allianceblock.io and also allianceblock.medium.com. They can also be found on Twitter @allianceblock.

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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 27 min
    Social tokens interview with Ray Chiapuzio from Rally

    Social tokens interview with Ray Chiapuzio from Rally

    Today we’re talking to Ray Chiapuzio, head of ecosystem at Rally, a blockchain-based creator company. As a creative person as a kid, Ray was led towards video games and ended up going into game design school. He went on to work at a game engine company and then worked at Disney building social and mobile games. Platforms and economics were changing fast and Ray was learning to design economics inside of games. This led him to get interested in blockchain in 2016. He was intrigued by crypto as programmable money, and how you could engineer rules into currency itself.

    The Need For Rally

    Rally was spawned out of blockchain creators needing more tooling. Rally aims to take virtual economy to the next phase, allowing creators to engage with fans using cryptocurrency. Rally helps creators span all challenges and networks. Their goal is to get 100 million people using crypto by building a network for ideas and tools. Rally gives creators the building blocks and protocol tools to create their own tokens. A creator must first apply and put up a proposal asking for funding within Rally and then the community votes on which creators to add. This is followed by general on boarding, announcements and PR. Once they’ve had a launch event the economy is set and ready to use. This is followed by a lot of experimentation on what a coin can do within a community.

    Successful Creators

    As Rally rounds out their experimentation phase, they’re looking towards developing playbook ideas and ways to think about a new creator economy. Right now they’re seeing trends with musicians being very successful in the space. Their success is driven a lot by already having a dedicated community of fans that they can easily plug into. They’re also seeing success with organization of people such as esports, commentators, etc.

    Exciting Things To Come

    Ray is most excited about the growth outside of Rally and providing ways for anyone to build tools for creators. Now that they have a strong foundation, the media is starting to pay attention. Ray is excited to see creators succeed, causing people to get interested in why they’re succeeding. If you’d like more information on what Rally is about or what they’re up to, visit rally.io where you’ll also find the link to their Discord community.
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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 26 min
    Interview with Justin Banon, CEO and co-founder of Boson Protocol

    Interview with Justin Banon, CEO and co-founder of Boson Protocol

    Today we’re talking to Justin Banon, CEO and co-founder of Boson Protocol, which enables smart contracts to execute real-world commerce transactions and input commerce data, reliably and autonomously. Justin started out with a physics degree and then went on to a master's in digital business. His first major project was building out a digital voucher program. As a self-proclaimed business model geek, he started to understand how tokenized networks affect business models. He was excited about the potential to have business models that had equitability baked in. He would soon leave his well-paying job to begin the journey of building a blockchain version of his voucher system, and thus Boson Protocol was born.

    Boson Protocol introduced a new way to enable commerce between a buyer and seller in a remote way. Justin says to think of them as a black box that goes in the middle and replaces the intermediary governed by a human arbitrator and instead has it governed by a game-theoretic. Their game is the same sort of class, except there are two deposits (buyer and seller), and more complex rules that result in both parties being interested in going through with the transaction to the agreed level of quality.

    Justin says they have built the market leader in certain domains in representing products and services of things. He says their main advantage is the people they have on their team, where they are building out the strongest token and ecosystem design teams. Justin says it’s easier to have the team centered in Europe as they’re in the middle of all time zones, but a remote team still takes a huge amount of coordination and communication. Software helps a lot with this, but Justin still likes the team to get together every 3-4 months.

    The Boson Protocol implements NFT on both sides of the transaction and has recently updated their architecture to leverage ocean protocols. They use NFT’s as a unique digital object encoded with a game. NFT holds deposits, and the game manages the behaviors of buyers and sellers.

    Having raised about 3.5 million in the last couple of months, Boson Protocol is about to do a public sale and will be announcing the platform soon. If you would like to learn more, visit bosonprotocol.io or find them on Twitter and Telegram @bosonprotocol.
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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

    • 20 min
    Special Q&A Episode

    Special Q&A Episode

    On today’s show, Nick is answering community questions and providing a road map for what’s to come. Here are those questions and a summarized answer to each.

    What are the advantages of the new wallet? The ability to launch master or staking nodes will be available at the launch. It’s different from other wallets because it is 100% decentralized.

    With current FCC drama, what assurances can you give that there won’t be similar issues? They’ve tried to be compliant as possible from the beginning. The regulations were less clear in the beginning and some are still not clear; it’s a daily task to stay compliant.

    Will the new mobile wallet have the option to configure master nodes in one click? Yes, and it’s even easier than the desktop version already. They’ve pushed blockchain to the background to give the users what they want.

    What marketing and PR are you planning? Marketing is minimal right now but will be ramping up with concentrated bursts of activity around the release of new features. Nick says they’ll use everything from influencers, competitions, referral programs, to paid media and big media like CNBC.

    Are there any exciting partnerships? They like to be as transparent as possible but often have to sign NDA’s during the negotiation phase. However, he can mention a partnership with Divi, and says many others are to come.

    Are you concerned about the crack down on privacy coins? No, they don’t aim to be a privacy coin and they saw this regulation coming.

    Which feature on Divi wallet will make it most accessible to people that have never used crypto before? On-boarding and initial account creation will lead to pretty high conversion rates.

    What are the advantages of a staking vault? It’s not a traditional pool, you get to retain your keys and coins, sort of like master nodes.

    Will Divi participate in a defi project? Yes, they already have a large amount of liquidity, which will cascade into a ton of new partnerships.

    How could they lead the 4th industrial revolution? There are a lot of potential users and potential for mass adoption. What is most needed are products that are usable by every day, ordinary people and that’s when it will take off.

    What can we do as a community to support the developing team? Simply support and trust the team. When you have thoughts, feedback, or questions, reach out.
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    Divi is creating the world's first closed-loop, vertically-integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem. Much like Apple's ecosystem is anchored by iCloud, the Divi Project blockchain serves as the core of the Divi network of technologies. Thanks to a keen understanding of the divide that separates the mainstream from the crypto world, the Divi team is able to create solutions to the industry's biggest problem: adoption by non-technical users. Divi's user-friendly, one-click solutions aim to bring blockchain-based payments into modernity with great UX. In this podcast, we will cover all aspects of cryptocurrency, hot topics, and technology as worldwide adoption grows.

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Customer Reviews

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JasonBliss ,

More than information

The enthusiasm behind this movement is infectious. Great job, all!

Tom Thumb$ ,

The adventures of cryptocurrency creation

The Divi Project is trying to bring cryptocurrency to the masses. The team wants transaction to be as simple as using PayPal. The story of the Divi Project is just beginning and has already seen huge set backs and huge successes. I’m excited to hear about the Costa Rican community that will be using the Divi coin and other crypto as the only acceptable payment medium. Life is a drama and the story of the Divi Project is no different.

ZLee81 ,

DIVI and Beyond!

Great project actually bringing promises to fruition! When is Grandma going to be able to use Crypto... yesterday! Making Crypto Easy. One-Click MasterNode setup, and intuitive interface design. Match that with a supporting community and admin engagement, BOOM! Can’t wait to listen in for more of where it’s going.

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