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Late Confirmation
The End of the ICO Era
Episode #032 00:11:34 September 7, 2018, 8:30 PM

The era of big ticket ICOs may be over, at least according to some cryptocurrency industry observers. -AND- The pioneer of the proof-of-stake consensus system wants to get into… hardware? -ALSO- Crypto payments firm Wyre has acquired a [...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Blood in the Water
Episode #031 00:10:39 September 6, 2018, 8:35 PM

Officials in China want to use blockchain to track the movements of paroled convicts. Maybe Chinese ICO backers will get to use blockchain after all? -AND- IBM is working with a blockchain organization that believes personal data ownership [...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Episode #030 00:12:43 September 5, 2018, 8:35 PM

Good news out of China? The People's Bank of China's digital currency researchers are expanding. -AND- Ripio is expanding its crypto-powered loan offering across South America. -ALSO- R3's attempt to take over a "settlement coin" project [...] Read more

Late Confirmation
NEO Wanted BitTorrent
Episode #029 00:09:33 September 4, 2018, 8:33 PM

A new paper co-authored by Vitalik Buterin proposes to solve the network's "free rider" problem. -AND- The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has pushed back the launch of a blockchain replacement for the decades-old CHESS clearing and settle[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
An Apple a Day Keeps the War Riders Away
Episode #028 00:10:12 August 31, 2018, 8:30 PM

Developers move to change the economics of the Ethereum blockchain. -AND- Messaging giant LINE launches a live blockchain and plans to issue 1 billion of its own tokens. -ALSO- Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten will buy cryptocurrency exc[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
If You Give a Mouse a Bitcoin…
Episode #027 00:10:03 August 30, 2018, 8:40 PM

Ethereum's biggest test is fast approaching, and an important decision regarding issuance is up in the air. -AND- Secret contracts provider Enigma has signed eight partners to test its service at launch. -ALSO- Bitcoin mining juggernaut B[...] Read more

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