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CoinGeek Conversations is a weekly podcast update on the thriving BitcoinSV ecosystem - for beginners as well as those already deeply immersed in it. CoinGeek's Charles Miller meets entrepreneurs, technologists and businesspeople to ask about their work and their visions for the future. You don't need to be an expert in computer science or business studies. But you do need an appetite to learn about the most exciting new technology of our time.
 
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Craig Massey is a man on a mission. A mission to show the world what companies can achieve when they use Bitcoin SV. That’s why he has co-founded the Satoshi Block Dojo, a start-up accelerator for budding entrepreneurs with ideas for building on the BSV blockchain. The London based programme will offer successful applicants 12 weeks of support, inv…
 
Most tech startups can only dream of the early achievements of InvoiceMate. Before its official launch later this year, the Dubai-based company already has four customers using its product and the prospect of another to be added soon. And these aren’t just a few friends doing them a favour: they include, for instance, a large government institution…
 
In the fourth and final installment of our CoinGeek Conversations special episodes, Natalie Mason picks out three fascinating interviews from past shows that showcase note-worthy educators in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. On this episode, Lise Li Bitcoin Association China Manager talks about the technological advancements in China and how the Bitcoin S…
 
In the third of four CoinGeek Conversations special episodes, Natalie Mason picks out her favourite moments from previous interviews with technologists in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. On this episode, Dean Little, Founder and CEO of Bitping, fresh from winning 2019’s Bitcoin SV Hackathon, explains the political benefits his idea can bring to the world…
 
In the second of four CoinGeek Conversations special episodes, Natalie Mason picks out highlights from some of her favourite past shows featuring exciting visionaries in the BSV space. On this episode, Lorien Gamaroff,CEO and co-founder of Centbee, shares his hopes for what Bitcoin can achieve in developing countries like his native Zimbabwe; Jack …
 
In the first of four CoinGeek Conversations special episodes, Natalie Mason picks out highlights from some of our favorite past shows that featured top entrepreneurs in the BSV space. On this episode, Josh Petty, CEO and founder of the social media platform Twetch, explains how an effective business model can contribute to the success of a company;…
 
Financial cryptographer Ian Grigg wanted to help protect Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous inventor of Bitcoin, without knowing who that person was. He figured that anyone in favour of the libertarian politics of the community loosely called cypherpunks around 2012 ought also to believe that Satoshi should be allowed to stay anonymous if that was …
 
The history of Bitcoin began long before Satoshi Nakamoto’s White Paper appeared on an obscure online messageboard. Many of the ideas that Satoshi used had been part of previous cryptocurrencies. But Satoshi combined them in an original way and added his own brilliant solution to problems that had dogged previous attempts at digital currencies. Aro…
 
Dr Maximilian Sinan Korkmaz is a civil engineer who has been working in the construction industry for 16 years. He founded Stabilwerk Bau, a construction company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Stabilwerk Bau now accepts his BSV blockchain-based credit tokens as payment for its services. On this episode of CoinGeek Conversations, Dr Korkmaz discusses …
 
Governments and legacy financial systems all over the world are discovering that it’s not easy being green. And Bitcoin is no exception. Elon Musk famously reversed his decision to accept Bitcoin as payment for Tesla in May, citing environmental concerns as the reason. But many in the Bitcoin SV world are confident that it can and will be eco-frien…
 
The founder of Zurich’s MoneyMuseum, Dr. Jurg Conzett discusses the history and evolution of money on this episode of CoinGeek Conversations. As Dr. Conzett tells Charles Miller, money creation today is unlike the coins of the Middle Ages in the sense that its value remains the same after a historical event has taken place. “If there was a pandemic…
 
There is “no doubt that blockchain technology is here to stay,” says IBM’s Tatjana Meier. Tatjana, Blockchain Practice Leader at IBM Services Switzerland, admits that it’s still early days for the technology. But she is confident it will prove beneficial for businesses and consumers alike and “can do a lot of good.” She is particularly excited abou…
 
Entrepreneurs Joe De Pinto and Dan Wagner have created a unique use for microtransactions through Haste, an online games arcade with what they call Instant Leaderboard Payout or ILP games. The idea is that the top players in a game at any time receive payouts from the small entry fees paid by the rest of the players. Everyone’s trying to get to the…
 
British technology journalist Eileen Brown says she receives more PR pitches for Ethereum-based projects than for any other protocol. But despite ETH’s popularity, she is keen to point out that most companies that use Ethereum tend to do their transactions off chain to achieve speed and cost efficiency - which she notes is not the case with Bitcoin…
 
Digital currencies can survive if they embrace the rule of law, says leading economist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Nouriel Roubini. The economist, who is known as “Dr. Doom” for his pessimistic predictions about the economy, including in 2008 when he famously predicted the housing bubble crash, believes that leg…
 
How do you attract the attention of young people in 2021? By offering them cryptocurrency, says Phuong Dinh, entrepreneur and founder of Mijem Inc. That’s why he has decided to integrate a Bitcoin SV cashback reward scheme into the online community he has created. Mijem is a free app aimed at college students in the United States and Canada, that a…
 
Bitcoin SV needs to put more emphasis on connecting its experts and developers with potential business users, according to Patrick Prinz of the Bitcoin Association. Talking on CoinGeek Conversations, Patrick stressed the importance of creating a ‘distribution arm’ to introduce businesses to the new world of digital transformation. He cites Salesfor…
 
Legacy financial services are making a mistake not offering crypto, according to Daniel Skowronski, General Manager of Fabriik Exchange. Daniel’s extensive experience working in finance, including stints in senior management at HSBC Hong Kong and Bank of America, has left him concerned about the lack of agility in the banking world. He warns that b…
 
What do Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin have in common? Aside from great success, these tech innovators pursued higher education while setting-up a business. Much like Robin Kohze, CEO of Vaionex - a company that specializes in solutions at the nexus of data science and blockchain technology -who is currently completi…
 
Tuvalu may be the fourth smallest country in the world, but it hasn’t let that get in the way of its giant ambitions. The island nation announced in December 2020 that it plans to create the world’s first national digital ledger, using Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain technology. The plan is to migrate to a completely digital infrastructure, with Tuvalu…
 
It’s almost exactly ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto made his last regular appearance online – on April 23 2011. After that, there was only one more message, of just five words, a few years later. To commemorate the occasion, on this week’s CoinGeek Conversations, Charles Miller is joined by the man behind the pseudonym, Dr. Craig S. Wright. Betwee…
 
The Chinese government is “open” to blockchain technology says Lise Li, China Manager of the Bitcoin Association. Lise says that the government’s attitude is down to a recognition that it needs new technology to digitise and “build a more efficient and more trustworthy …society.” She also credited the power of the internet industry and the “large g…
 
Experienced cryptocurrency journalist and self-confessed Bitcoin sceptic, Amy Castor puts matters into perspective when it comes to the valuation of BTC. The spike in price in recent months has everyone, both crypto and non-crypto people, buzzing. “There’s a big rush of people trying to make money in the space,” Amy says. “People are kind of runnin…
 
Top online gaming lawyer Jeff Ifrah says that US regulators are unlikely to have a problem with tokens that are “offered on the game to extend play, to skip levels, to gain certain powers.” The news will be welcomed by game developers keen to monetize through the integration of cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain technology. Jeff is also optimist…
 
Calling on traders and non-traders who want to start trading! TDXP - short for ‘truly distributed exchange protocol’ - is a trading platform that is simple and easy to use. All you need is a Bitcoin SV wallet and you can start buying and selling cryptocurrencies, commodities, stocks, indices and foreign exchange. So what makes TDXP different from o…
 
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are like Bitcoin marmite - you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Some, like digital artist Beeple, who recently sold an NFT at auction for $69.3 million, are understandably enamoured. Others, such as crypto sceptic David Gerard, have serious doubts. Josh Petty, co-founder of Twetch, has seen the trend first-hand. He recently l…
 
RelayX’s new product, the RelayX Exchange, billed as Bitcoin’s first decentralized exchange, last week started offering trades in a first token, the Shua (created by and named after Bitcoin SV developer Joshua Henslee). But it’s non-fungible tokens, NFTs, that have been in the news and RelayX founder Jack Liu is bullish about their prospects – thou…
 
A little over a year ago, two brothers from Australia presented their application idea to a group of investors at the Bitcoin Association’s Pitch Day conference in London. Their proposal for a picture-sharing app powered by Bitcoin SV was then called Memento. It is now open for business, as Relica. In this week’s CoinGeek Conversations, Charles Mil…
 
Can blockchain technology which streamlines and secures supply chains operate across widely different industries? ‘Yes’, says Stephan Nilsson, founder and CEO of the Oslo-based enterprise blockchain platform UNISOT. ‘Well, I might be persuaded,’ says Sukhi Jutla, co-founder and CEO of MarketOrders, a London-based online platform for the gold and di…
 
Steven Walt, General Manager of Fabriik Markets describes the business as the digital assets service arm of the Bayesian-owned, Fabriik group. He highlights the company’s three major offerings - market making, liquidity provision and its OTC or over-the-counter desks. “The focus of the company is trading” Steven says. As he points out, digital asse…
 
Imagine signing up for a website, start sharing links and, voila, you’re earning money! That’s just one of the scenarios that could happen when you create an account with TonicPow and start participating. On this week’s episode of Coingeek conversations, Charles Miller talks to TonicPow Founder and CEO, Luke Rohenaz about his startup and its potent…
 
The pharmaceutical industry or Big Pharma is no doubt a multi-billion-dollar industry. Whilst extremely profitable, pharmaceutical companies have a long-standing history of fraud cases often resulting in billion-dollar pay out settlements. These cases generally stem from purported illegal marketing strategies and the company’s failure to report saf…
 
The Bitcoin SV Academy has launched a new course, Introduction to Bitcoin Theory, which is designed for anyone, even those completely new to Bitcoin. Its 13 sections are expected to take nine hours to complete and there’s an exam at the end to make sure you have absorbed the knowledge. The course covers the design of the Bitcoin blockchain and the …
 
When emerging technologies collide, the effects are game changing. Those at the forefront of augmented and virtual reality have already transformed multiple industries. But what happens when you apply blockchain technology, putting both the 3D and real world on chain? It allows for unparalleled personalization of data and most importantly, profitab…
 
Craig Wright is a lockdown sceptic. Masks and isolation policies “don’t make a difference”, he says. Dr Wright, the Chief Scientist of nChain, says he’s studied epidemiology and is convinced that, despite appearances and government claims, death rates are no worse than usual because “everything else has gone down equal to the number of Covid deaths…
 
A staunch critic of Silicon Valley, writer and journalist David Gerard offers a stinging critique of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project: “Libra is not a story about cryptocurrency; it’s a story about Silicon Valley hubris and people who think they can start their own money and take over the world that way.” Known in the crypto world as a Bitcoin and…
 
If you launch a company called BIG - the handy acronym of the Vancouver-based Blockchain Intelligence Group -, you need big ambitions. And the co-founder and President of BIG, Lance Morginn has plenty. They’re centered on the idea of using the blockchain’s public face in a more user-friendly way, by creating tools that more easily ‘read’ the inform…
 
Sharing their picks of interesting BSV moments captured on video, CoinGeek’s Natalie Mason, Charles Miller, Kurt Wuckert Jr and Bitcoin Association’s Patrick Prinz close out the year in a special CoinGeek Conversations episode. And what better way to start than conversation than hearing from the one and only Craig Wright? The episode opens with a c…
 
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is dedicated to improving the welfare of children across the globe. The organization has launched initiatives called Giga and Project Connect to enhance the quality of education by connecting schools to the internet. This initiative comes from UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, a unit dedicated to studying ne…
 
If you believed in the potential of Bitcoin SV, what would you do? You might set up a venture capital and hedge fund to invest in BSV startups because you thought they had such great prospects. And if that wasn’t enough, you might try to get into transaction processing with your own Bitcoin node infrastructure. That’s what exactly what Dave Mullen-…
 
Kompany provides advanced solutions to financial institutions and corporations on identity verification. It offers a quick and efficient way to do business verification. With this being a legal requirement for global businesses, Kompany have positioned themselves as the go to company, on a global scale. Having previously built up the verification s…
 
If you’re interested in Dr Craig Wright, and want to find out more about him, there’s no better place to go than Ramonquesada.com. It’s a website devoted to all things Craig and Satoshi-related and includes a chronological list of more than 400 of Craig Wright’s publications, pictures of his academic certificates and videos of his interviews and pr…
 
GeoSpock is a Cambridge technology company with its roots in the city’s science research community. CEO Richard Baker explained that his co-founder Steve Marsh was researching an area that appears to be very different from where GeoSpock is focussed today: “back in 2010, 2011, [Steve] was doing his PhD in computer engineering at Cambridge and he se…
 
Why do journalists get complaints and abuse on social media just for mentioning Bitcoin SV? Eileen Brown writes about the tech scene for ZDNet, and says the BSV effect is quite unique in her experience: “when I wrote about the [BSV] Genesis protocol upgrade, the trolling I received on Twitter lasted for nearly three weeks, and I never had that befo…
 
The founder of the RelayX wallet, Jack Liu, has been helping investors to deal with a crisis on a cryptocurrency exchange by using Bitcoin SV’s ability to tokenise assets. The exchange OKEx recently suspended all withdrawals because, it explained, “one of our private key-holders is currently cooperating with a public security bureau.” It hasn’t sai…
 
“Art washes from our souls the dust of everyday life,” claimed Pablo Picasso. But while that may still be true of art and everyday dust, Bitcoin SV is changing attitudes to its own variety of dust. Bitcoin dust is a computational leftover, a by-product of transactions measured in minute quantities of Satoshis (one Satoshi being a ten millionth of a…
 
Douglas Rushkoff has been following technology and media for more than 30 years - ever since, as a young theatre director, he decided he’d had enough of its elitist culture: “theatres started to feel very predictable ...I was really looking for something more participatory. Interactive. Unknown. Unpredictable.” It was the late 1980s, and there was …
 
Bequant is a London-based financial business that describes itself as “a one stop solution for professional digital assets, investors and institutions.” Its founder and CEO George Zarya explained how the business offers a range of services, including prime brokerage, exchange, custody and fund administration, that mirror the way a more traditional …
 
Recent news about the possibility of nano-payments on Bitcoin SV is inspiring ideas for a whole new field of applications. Calvin Ayre, founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek, describes it as “commerce between machines”. Just as micro-transactions have, “this is going to create even more new business models”. The technology will take the ‘Internet of t…
 
A few weeks ago, we spoke to the co-founder and CEO of Centbee, Lorien Gamaroff, about a range of new services that are now available on the BSV wallet, allowing users to buy utilities and other products directly from well-known providers. This week, we’re showing a live demo of exactly that from the same recording session: how to buy prepaid mobil…
 
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