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On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee invite back Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO of Lightning Labs, and technical advisor to Amentum Capital. Their team recently scaled bitcoin payments in a huge way, and have released the Lightning Pool, and a decentralized money market for Bitcoin to find a real-time lending rate. The Lightning Pool combines a …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty go in deeper on the decentralized web with one of the storage related subject matter experts that started it all, David Vorick. If Juan Benet of Filecoin is Microsoft, then David is Steve Jobs to the Siacoin/Skynet ecosystem. Building a decentralized storage protocol can be done in a few ways; David’…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee have a sit-down with McKie's trading/fund mentor Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital. We catch up on what's new an DeFi, what sort of wins Kevin's team has been making in the markets, and some general insights you'll definitely find useful. A repeat guest, Kevin is always full of fresh knowledge to help you g…
 
On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty finally have another discussion about NFTs, it's been a couple of years...and finally that narrative has reached maturity. We take this resurgence in the non-fungible narrative to speak to Kayvon and Matt from the Foundation team. They're building a "cultural stock exchange of value", and if that…
 
On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty begin the new season with some legal disclaimers and warnings on how to best think about DeFi, with crypto lawyer Alexander Lindgren. We go over some common cases and assumptions/misconceptions on the legality of custody, and other common red flags to avoid when building a project that's built ar…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee get the lowdown on how mature crypto markets have become from Kyle Davies of Three Arrows Capital. Kyle is a veteran hedge fund manager with prior experience in the forex markets before making his big break into crypto a few years ago. His insights provide us a clearer lens into how to scale our mental…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty have an astute conversation with Nic Carter, GP of Castle Island Ventures and Twitter renowned Bitcoin enthusiast. We like the way Nic thinks about dollarization, governance, and how they coincide with certain aspects of bitcoin, such as its distribution, to better understand its tech and wh…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to sit with one of their favorite members of the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson. As one of the main managers of the EIP process as an active DevOps manager at the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson has a very high-touch role in managing and interpreting the emergence of de…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee have a conversation on the history of creating a P2P bitcoin merchant exchange with Chris Maurice. He's been boots on the group helping to establish bitcoin dominance in Africa with his firm YellowCard. He breaks down what it takes to build a crypto business in Africa as a humble man from Alabama, his …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty and Dee finally may have found someone who can bring crypto + music & audio to the masses. We're joined by Roneil Rumburg, CEO of Audius, and an all around incredibly nice guy. He's sharp: he understands Ethereum; he built on Bitcoin back in the day; and is familiar with the music industry. His team…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty become journalists, for just this one time, as we interview a journalist from the industry who's quickly made a name for herself, Leigh Cuen. Leigh is a reporter from Coindesk and with a colorful past as a journalist with a broad range of focuses. She walks us through her process on how she seeks…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty join the founders Cameron Robertson (CEO) and Paul Gerhardt (CTO) to discuss what we believe is an innovation in bridging digital money with physical, secure digital hardware. They present us Kong, their digital cash equivalent: possessing the ability to act as a fungible representation of d…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a friendly chat with your favorite neighborhood developer, Austin Griffith. Creator of the burner wallet, Austin is one of the leading developers focused on usability and creating the "aha!" moments necessary to bridge traditional software developers and consumers, over into the bright and b…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Zak Cole, CEO and blockchain-literate extraordinaire of WhiteBlock. They're working on the testing and implementation of cryptographically assured blockchain-based protocols; all built with their in-house designed open source testing suite. Their tools allow blockchain architects an…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty have a well-rounded chat with Ayo Akinyele of Bolt Labs. His firm is pioneering greater privacy for layer 2 technology (think Lightning) but with a support for multiple different public chains. He imagines an interoperable future of interconnectivity, with a privacy first mindset. We go in-…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty have a nice long discussion on the future of humanity with Vinay Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Mattereum. His firm (after having successfully assisting in launching Ethereum) is building a way to merge legal, real-world contracts, with on-chain smart contracts on Ethereum. His belief is that the d…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with Petty's fellow co-worker, Dean Eigenmann, from Status. He's working on building an improved messaging protocol for Status, and is also working on the side on a Swift implementation of the ETH 2.0 Beacon chain. We learn more about Dean, as we go in deep to understand the mind of a real t…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with the crypto twitter famous, Ari Paul. Ari is the head honcho at BlockTower capital, and comes from a background of endowment management at the University of Chicago; Ari is a traditional finance nerd turned crypto nerds. We have a solid discussion on some of his perspectives on inves…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty and Dee sit down with Aidan Hyman and Gregory Markou, the CEO and VP of Engineering from Chainsafe. Chainsafe builds tooling, implementations, and infrastructure to help maintain and interoperate major public blockchains. They aim to, overtime, make it much easier to build and deploy DApps on a vari…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Kyle Thomas, the CEO from Provide. Provide builds client libraries and APIs to simplify the management of deploying blockchain-based nodes to be used in production and for development. Their firm also has a new arm, called Provide Payments, where they are working on low-cost settlem…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Dr. Petty get to talk to Marcus Martin, CEO of Anchor Digital. His firm is focused keenly on compliance; having worked for a bulk of his career in investment banking, he's seeking to get crypto up to code for regulators and adoption. His platform makes it easy to track your portfolio, exchange trades,…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty get to talk to speak to a member of the original Handshake team, Hans Schoenburg. Hans is currently the one managing and building the Handshake faucet that will distribute HNS coins to the open source developers that applied on the platform; he also helped manage and research some of the importan…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty sit down with Brian Soule, the CEO of HNSimple (ENSToolkit). His team got their start by building tools to make building atop of ENS (the "Ethereum Name Service"), and now with the looming launch of the Handshake mainnet, his team has changed focuses for a bit to help prepare for the launch by bu…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Sean Kilgarriff, the CEO of Urkel.io. With the impending launch of the Handshake public blockchain, Sean's team has been building the essential tooling and infrastructure the HNS community and developers will need at launch. After launching a block explorer, and the HNS Alliance, they'll …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty finally get a chance to sit down with Preethi Kasireddy. Preethi, a crypto-native and CEO and Founder of TruStory (and former Coinbase/a16Z employee), sits down to fill us in on her storied background while watching crypto mature over the years. She also breaks down her technical and archite…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty have the pleasure of hanging out and chatting with Greg McCubbin, founder and host of DApp University. DApp University is his educational resource and video series where Greg goes in-depth with developers upcoming projects, as well as provides lessons on developing the Ethereum-focused smart…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with Amentum advisor, and mentor to Steven McKie, Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital. Kevin has been in the crypto space for many years, having worked as the Head of Trading at Kraken, and early employee of the exchange Buttercoin back in the day, Kevin has a new firm called Galois Capital. We sit b…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee get to talk to their first ever Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang. They discuss his platform running as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. 2020 Presidential election, Universal Basic Income (UBI), and his vision to help America and how it aligns with crypto. This is a very patriotic episode, so go a…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and Dr. Petty get to have an exclusive discussion with the Co-Founder of the upcoming exchange and naming service built on the Handshake(HNS) blockchain, Namebase.io. Namebase leverages the decentralized root DNS that HNS provides with its unique naming based (think domain names), blockchain. Learn more …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty are back for a new season with Viktor Radchenko of Trust Wallet. Fresh off the back of an acquisition by Binance (those guys are on fire), he's taking his vision for a decentralized dApp browser to the next level with the backing of Binance's vast resources. Come learn about Viktor, his backgrou…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee sit down with Ryan King, co-founder of the geo-spatial mapping and proof of location project, FOAM. Ryan explains to us his diverse background and skills and how the original idea of FOAM formulated, and what his vision is for their company over the next few years. Ryan shows us his expansive knowledge…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee and Dr. Petty sit down with Blake Richardson and Luke Bateman from the upcoming Ethereum-based gaming platform, CryptoPets. CryptoPets takes some of the long-standing gaming mechanics that we've grown to love, and married them happily with the scarcity and extendability of non-fungible assets (ERC-721, et…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Josh Cincinatti of the ZCash Foundation. At the ZCash Foundation his job is to steward their open source development projects, evangelize privacy and educating developers of its importance, and helping to aid in building a positive culture/community that promotes sound governance. J…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dr. Petty, and Erica Amatori sit down with Arjun Bhuptani, CEO and Co-Founder of Connext. Connext builds and maintains scalability solutions for crypto payments. One of their first major PoCs for the tech they're working on is called "MoneyShot". It's a service to quickly send micro-payments on the Ethereum n…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie, Dee, and Dr. Petty sit down with Buck Perley, one of the core developers for Bcoin, the node.js fullnode implementation of Bitcoin. Their team has been hard at work on new modular components and plugins that make interacting with the bitcoin blockchain, and building applications atop of bitcoin, more seamless…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Erica, and Dee sit down (literally) with Mason Borda of TokenSoft. TokenSoft is a compliance-focused, white-label platform that assists companies/engineers bring their ICO to fruition in a legally compliant manner. As we’ve see the recent crackdown from regulators on ICOs in many jurisdictions, we’ve reached …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee, and new guest host Erica Amatori, sit down with Lisa Cuesta of Next Gen Ventures to discuss investing and the parallels between crypto investing and traditional VC investing. Lisa previously worked at Google, Pepsi, and holds an MBA from Harvard?—?she’s a seasoned tech-focused professional, and we discus…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Zachary McClure of TokenUs.us. They're essentially the Turbo Tax of crypto. They provide a service for the most cost effective method for crypto tax accountancy (a magical science); enabling you the ability to calculate and claim your capital gains on your crypto taxes in the most s…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dr. Petty sit down with Boyma Fahnbulleh and Dan Robinson from Chain.com. The two of them worked together to create the Ivy smart contracting language built atop the bitcoin scripting system (shoutout to bcoin.io). Boyma also assisted with the buildout and design of the Ivy smart contract playground as wel…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Petty and Demetrick finally sit down with our first female guest on the show, Kristen Stone from Coinbase. Don't judge us, we're gonna ensure she's not the last, not to worry. Kristen took time in her busy day working hard behind the scenes to help build and scale Coinbase, to discuss with us her past, insigh…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty sit down with John Pacific and Michael Egorov of the NuCypher project to learn more about their upcoming protocol token for encryption services. Their platform enables users to create key-based authentication to create permissioned access to platforms and services that are created by other DApp devel…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty sit down with Mahesh Murthy, CEO and Founder of Zastrin.com. If you've ever used Code Academy or Udemy to get up to speed on a technical topic, then you'll love Zastrin. His platform has been bootstrapped, designed, built, and managed from the ground up, solo dolo. Mahesh is a gift to the Ethereum co…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee sit down with tech veteran Adi Sideman, as we discuss his latest project "Props" by the existing company "YouNow". Props plans to be a live streaming video platform/social network with built in rewards and incentives powered by their ERC20 "Props" token. Listen as we dig in and try to figure out whats …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Dee and Petty sit down with the Founder and CEO of Spankchain, Ameen Soleimani. Spankchain is a platform for monetized webcam streaming; utilizing what are called Ethereum "state channels" to facilitate realtime payments over live-streaming adult video content. Spankchain also plans to debut the first ever "s…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Dee are joined by Aram Barnett of Alluminate/CoinScore. Aram's company have a multiple strategic business units, and one we're really excited about it CoinScore. Their platform will be a Bloomberg like solution for analyzing crypto coins/tokens, providing information and tools for institutional investors, …
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie, Corey Petty, and Dee sit down with Jonathan Chou from Bee Token. Jon is working with a word-class team of Silicon Valley engineers and designers on a AirBnB-esque service for the Ethereum public blockchain; complete with its own token, of course! We discuss his background, vision for the platform, and what le…
 
On this episode of BlockChannel, McKie and Petty sit down with the founders of Cent.co, Max Brody and Cameron Hejazi. Cent, presently, is a Quora-like Q&A platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Their service allows you to post questions with monetary bounties via Ethereum smart-contracts. By being a member of Cent, you can then answer questions…
 
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