Block That Chain - Bitcoin & Blockchain

Block That Chain - Bitcoin & Blockchain

Teaching the ABCs of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Decentralized Technologies... Show More

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In this episode I’ll give you a walk-through of ShapeShift. Also, help me consider what to cover in future episodes. Shall we explore the different personalities in crypto? Take them on one-by-one? LIke The Libertarian The dystopian The drug/illegal arms dealer The gamer The wall street quant The speculator or pump and dumper The venture capitalist … Continue reading The Personalities that Dominate Crypto – User Feedback Requested ...
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Did the iPad have a predecessor? Yes. Why don’t we even know it by name? Will we remember blockchain as it is today? If not, why not? In this podcast episode we explore this idea that a first version of a technology is often not the ultimate version. Give it a listen.
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This is our 5th episode of a Crypto TweetCast where we find the most interesting tweets on Twitter by the biggest influencers in blockchain and cryptocurrency.
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In this podcast, we consider people who promoted the rise of the Internet and how they differ from those today that promote the rise of blockchain and cryptocurrency. We also discuss those today who endorse blockchain and how they differ from those today who endorse cryptocurrency as a cash replacement. Below is a chart that … Continue reading Traditional Thought Leaders vs Ascending Crypto Thought Leaders →
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March 16, 2018
Again featuring the most interesting tweets on crypto and blockchain. This time including tweets from Erik Voorhees, Joe Weisenthal and more. See all these tweets retweeted by me on date 3/16/18 at my Twitter address @stevechris.
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March 14, 2018 14 min
This is the third episode of the of Block That Chain’s “Crypto TweetCast” where I review the best content from the smartest people on Twitter. Go to my Twitter feed here to see for yourself these tweets and the valuable links included in the tweets. I have filtered through the most prominent people in blockchian … Continue reading 003 Crypto TweetCast →
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March 7, 2018 14 min
This is the second Crypto TweetCast which features the most followed and most interesting people on Twitter. I quote their insight and humour of their tweets that relate to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Goto my twitter feed where I retweet the tweets that I feature in this episode.
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March 3, 2018 22 min
I’m already back with another podcast episode. But this is something different. Here I highlight the most notable blockchain and cryptocurrency tweets on Twitter.com. It’s a bit of an experiment, so tell me what you think at blockthatchain@gmail.com or send me a tweet at @stevechris. This is the most current content coming from industry leaders … Continue reading 001 Crypto TweetCast →
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March 1, 2018 28 min
In this episode, we talk about mining crypto and compare it to mining for gold. Yes, there are similarities. I then share my experience as I build my first mining rig. I mention Corey Blaser and suggest you follow him at @CoreyBlaser on Twitter. Also, I mention a helpful resource for visually learning about hashing … Continue reading Crypto Mining and My First Rig →
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January 16, 2018 26 min
There’s a lot more than meets the eye when sending bitcoin. Here we’ll talk about what happens after you hit “send” from your wallet. Sending bitcoin involves digital signatures, broadcasting to a network and other interesting stuff. As a bonus (which you can fast-forward past by going to 14:30ish) I talk about alt-coins, ICO offerings and … Continue reading Sending Bitcoin: Behind the Scenes →
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December 19, 2017 38 min
Another Hands-on Exercise to Learn Blockchain In this episode of Block That Chain we talk about the craze behind CryptoKitties.co and why you should join in. It’s a great platform to learn about digital assets, payments in cryptocurrency, smart contracts, wallets, etc. Do it! The Step-by-Step Instructions Following are the details of this hands-on exercise … Continue reading How a Crypto Game Teaches Blockchain →
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December 13, 2017 41 min
In this episode we explore the similarities and the differences between Bitcoin and gold. Bitcoin is up 2000% (at the moment, anyway) so let’s explore whether that increase is justified. Bitcoin’s current price may be justified in the future. I think it may well be. But is that justified today? Comparing Bitcoin to gold may … Continue reading Bitcoin and Gold Compared. →
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In this episode, we cover decentralization from a different perspective. Here we’ll talk about decentralization in a historical context. Decentralization of religion resulted in the greatest scientific, artistic and philosophical revolution the world has ever experienced. Decentralization resulted in the Enlightenment. But we end this episode in more technical terms. We get hands-on again by talking … Continue reading A Little Hist...
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In this episode I walk you through a simple interaction on the Ethereum blockchain. The best way to learn is hands-on. If you have already bought cryptocurrencies through exchanges like Coinbase of Coin Mama, then you’ve already interacted with the blockchain. But not in a fundamental way. Such interaction is like you do with a … Continue reading Your Hands-on, First Experience with the Blockchain →
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I failed to define some key terms in Episode 5, “Buying Bitcoin with Cash”. This short postscript episode’s purpose is to define a few terms and give examples of bitcoin wallets.
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October 12, 2017 21 min
In this episode I talk about my first experience buying cryptocurrency. I was a bit annoyed that Coinbase asked me for social security information (and maybe later a blood sample, for all I know), so I decide to do it the hard way. I buy my first crypto with cash at an ATM on Overstock.com’s … Continue reading Buying Bitcoin with Cash →
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In this podcast, we review blockchains and define hashes. We talk about the basis for alt-coins. Why so many ICOs? Then we dig into an article that takes a stab at valuing bitcoin. Here we go.
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Here we’ll talk about digital assets, the “double spending problem” and how blockchain is like an insect in amber. Let’s go!
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September 18, 2017 34 min
In this episode of the podcast we talk about money in general. Including Rai Stones of the Pacific, mulberry paper money of the Khan empire, and the US Dollar. And we compare all to Bitcoin. Of course, we sing the accolades of blockchain and cryptocurrencies too, quoting Silicon Valley greats like Marc Andreessen.
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September 13, 2017 31 min
Thank you for your patience as we’ve learned the mechanics of recording, optimizing and posting our first podcast. This episode with give you a little history and some basic concepts related to blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. We look forward to your feedback!
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