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Ep. 1 welcome to the Blockchain buzz

In our first episode we will let you know a little bit about who we are and why we’re here. We’ll also cover some of the questions that most people who are new to the space ask: what is Bitcoin, why does it have value, is it a bubble, what makes it different than traditional money? Finally, we will talk about the problems that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are solving and why you can still be an early adopter who can profit off of the greatest redistributions of wealth in history. Welcome and enjoy!


ep. 2 to the blockchain and beyond

Evolving technology can be really confusing and complicated. In this episode we simplify what blockchain technology is, what it allows us to do with it, and cover the logistics and security benefits of blockchain. We conclude this episode by discussing real world use cases of blockchain technology and what some future implications of that are. Thank you for continuing your cryptocurrency journey with us and be sure to check out our next episode!

- Reference to the computing power of the blockchain network


ep. 3 The Crypto Keepers

This episode dives in to the world of cryptocurrencies and their relationship with blockchain technology. You’ll learn about the different types of cryptocurrencies currently available and what real-world problems they are solving. We’ll show you why we are so excited to be in this space early and take advantage of the biggest financial opportunity we will see in our lifetimes. Join us as we continue our journey in to financial freedom!

  -  Check out one of our favorite cryptocurrencies websites with market information, news articles, and information on upcoming cryptocurrency projects at www.cryptoslate.com
 


ep. 4 Meeting the bulls and the bears, Oh my!

So you’re ready to get trading and investing, but you don’t know what projects to invest in. In this episode Gaspar outlines his 5 points of investing to ensure you’re putting your money in to good projects. We’ll also talk about why you’ll see periods of time when everything is performing well and times when things aren’t, as well as what you should do in each scenario. Finally, we’ll wrap up by talking about how much you should actually be investing in order to make the most of your investing power.

-  Check out the market cycles chart here


ep. 5 Let the trading begin!

Alright, the fun is just beginning. In this episode you will hear about where to start the crypto and alt coin journey if you have not done so yet. We provide an overview of the different trading exchanges, as well as talk about the security of your investments. You’ll also hear about what drives prices of coins up and down, and how to spot those trends before they happen. To really help you get those massive gains, we wrap up the podcast with advice on how to continually make good decisions that will make you successful in all of your trades.

- Check out our resources on the different exchanges, wallets, and two-factor authentication here

-  Check out tutorial videos on the various technical charting indicators here 


Ep. 6 (Don't) Panic! At the Crypto (Markets)

As we look ahead to what the future of the market holds, we give a brief rundown of some of the news and events that have taken place over the last few months. More importantly, we discuss the bullish news items that have been diluted with all of the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) being spread in the news - with the likes of the SEC and CFTC cryptocurrency meeting, Ripple's (XRP) partnerships with financial institutions, what LitePay is doing, and how cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream with the help of Robinhood.

* Edit: At 2:10 in the episode  we describe the ROI on Bitcoin in 2017. It should read that if you invested $100 in the beginning of 2017 you would have ended with appx. $1,800 - a return of 1,800%.


Ep. 7 Stakin' Coins and Takin' Gains

Welcome back! In this episode, we take a look at the outlook for crypto markets. It's looking more and more positive as BTC continues to consolidate and find strong support. Goldman Sach's echos Bank of America's sentiments and doubles down on crypto - is mainstream adoption coming earlier than expected? Espressos on the blockchain? Starbucks looking to roast their competition as they look to use cryptocurrencies. We also discuss proof of stake and talk interest bearing cryptos. 


Ep. 8 BTC Down but the swiss are proud

Catching Knives, Swiss Watches, the 1%’ers and Comcast. What do all of these have to do with one-another? Come check out what the heck happened to Bitcoin, how the government is continuing to try to step in to cryptocurrencies, and the continuing developments of blockchain technology in to everyday life. “SWITZERLAND!”…“Sweden?”

P.S. Our apologies to the people of both Sweden and Switzerland!


Ep. 9 Sticking to the Code of Honor

Feeling a little down about the price of Bitcoin still?  You're not alone. Come listen why this might actually be the time to get your party pants ready as we head towards April. We know that at least one person in Sierra-Leon will be wearing their party pants and it definitely wont be Steven Seagal; he's not the only one who is looking to serve True Justice! Finally, we try to clear up the whole Switzerland-Sweden debacle. Think we can do it? You'll have to listen to find out. 

Ep. 10 Interview with Nate Whitehill of CryptoSlate

Brace yourselves because this week The Blockchain Buzz interviews one of the cofounders of Cryptoslate.com (fellow Seattleite) Nate Whitehill! Tune in for a nuanced analysis of the current ICO landscape and the future of blockchain technologies from a true insider. For those unfamiliar, Cryptoslate is a dedicated team of blockchain researchers, FinTech writers and cryptocurrency investors that delivers industry leading news and market insights. What sets Cryptoslate.com apart from other news sites is that it delivers real-time market data for over 1500 cryptocurrencies and maintains a robust database of over 800 icos that is second to none. Join us as we welcome Nate back to the States from his talk at the 2018 Gibraltar International Fintech Forum (what!?, I know, baller). This episode is a long one, but for a good reason...Enjoy!

Check out CryptoSlate at: https://cryptoslate.com/

Ep. 11 BTc Phone Home!

Were you beginning to lose your confidence in King BTC? Brighter days are on the horizon as we talk about some added liquidity coming to the market from multiple sources, continued updates to the technology and more positive regulatory stances. Also, tune in to hear a brand new segment – it’s a good time and you’ll get to hear us discuss the important and the fun topics going on. For you aliens listening, we hope you like it too!

Ep. 12 Let's lite this candlestick! Because LitePay WOn't...

LitePay is launched! Wait, it’s over? Listen as we expand further on what’s going on with the Litecoin projects, as well as huge news coming from Coinbase. You may even hear a prediction from us - tune it to find out what it is. Finally, get ready to have all the feels with another new segment. Enjoy!
 

Ep. 13 Crypto Death Match: dawn of Justice

We have a very special episode for you; probably what you've been waiting for your whole life. Hear us apply Gaspar's 5 P's of investing to a few various projects, as well as discuss the healthy competition between Stellar and Ripple. For you super hero fans out there, we dive a little bit in to Batman vs. Superman. Who's side are you on?

Ep. 14 What happens in Alt Season, Stays in Alt Season

The tides are turning! But is it time to go all in and let it ride? Are we looking at the start of an Alt season? Tax season is over, so hear us discuss what impacts we believe that may have as well as what is already starting to shake out. Speaking of shaking out, we discuss what Verge is up to and how Coinbase is continually pushing cryptocurrency mainstream. Finally, we wrap up with Luis shooting off rapid fire headlines and we give our quick take. Can we handle the pressure and still provide some meaningful insights? Listen and find out.

Ep. 15 99 Million Litecoin Transaction, but a fee ain't one

Crypto keeps creeping in to established companies. Amazon and Goldman Sach's both make a push forward to embrace the power that is blockchain and cryptocurrency. Listen to us discuss what exactly it is they are doing and how that will effect the markets and overall adoption as we look to the future. We also provide an updated comparison on ICO spend thus far in 2018 - we think you will be happily surprised! Plus, the buzz crew does a quick take on a 99 million Litecoin transaction. Come get your Buzz on and tune in.

Ep. 16 Financial markets, shminancial shmarkets. Gimme that Crypto

Woah. Have you seen that market cap?!  We did, and it's pretty awesome. Listen to what that means for the present and future, as well as what the future of the Nasdaq may look like. We also discuss other area's of crypto and how that compares to the historical financial institutions. Tune in for some very bullish news as the alts begin getting heavily seasoned.

Ep. 17 Interview with Nicolas Van Hoorde, CEO of the Delta App

Join us for this special episode in which we interview Nicolas Van Hoorde, co-founder Opus Labs and CEO of Delta. The  Delta app is an award winning mobile cryptocurrency portfolio management app. Learn about what features the Delta app offers, how it compares to its competitors, and much more. Also, hear Nicolas touch on winning a Webby Award (The Oscars of the Internet) and on his outlook of blockchain technologies.

You can download the app at: getdelta.io/

Follow Delta on twitter.com/get_delta

You can also watch Nicolas accept a Webby award on May 15th at:www.webbyawards.com/winners/2018/

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Ep. 18 Ethereum's Dilemma: Security or Utility?

BTC sights sets sights on 10k but do the bulls have enough in the tank to breakthrough? Finally BTC I can hold! BTC Banknote startup gets back to the fundamentals to try and reach the masses. Goldman Sachs takes steps to move forward with BTC Futures trading desk. South Korea wants in on ICO’s again. Securities vs Utilities and what that means for ETH.

As always, please subscribe, download, and review on Apple podcast. You can also connect with us on twitter: twitter.com/_blockchainbuzz, and out website: www.theblockchain-buzz.com

Ep. 19 Cryptokitties taking a bite out of Ethereum FUD

Did you fall for the fake news of Ethereum and the SEC? Unfortunately, so did everyone else! In this episode of The Blockchain Buzz, we talk about the fake rumours of an SEC decision over Ethereum affected the price of ETH. We also get into Litecoin, its fall from the top 5 coin marketcap volume, and if we have lost faith in it (Spoilers...we haven’t). Also, nerd out with Gaspar as he gets his claws into the world of CryptoKitties and blockchain based gaming. All this and much more, so continue to listen and BUZZ ON!

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*Editor's note: Luis incorrectly states that the rumor about the SEC's decision on ETH originated in the Washington Journal. It was actually the Wall Street Journal.
https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/ethereum-security-ruling-sec-cftc-may-7-fake-news-fud/

Ep. 20 COnsensus, Consensys, and CryptoS

Although down a man, the gang is still pumped for Consensus this week? Join Gaspar and Luis as they they review Consensus 2018. They also touch on the the ethereal summit hosted by ETH incubator, Consensys.  How are these events going to affect the price  of BTC and Alts? Listen in as Gaspar puts his prediction powers to the the test. Also, Facebook assigned a team to implement blockchain tech for their company, so that's a thing. All this and more on today's episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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Ep. 21 Nate Whitehill, Co-Founder/CEo of CryptoSlate Joins the Buzz

On today's special episode, Gaspar and Lucas are joined by Nate Whitehill, Co-founder/CEO of CryptoSlate. It's a special episode because the Blockchain Buzz crew swung by CryptoSlate HQ to have Nate be the third co-host on the pod. The crew discuss Consensus 2018, good SEC trolling, blockchain based gaming, and much, much more. Do they get too in the weeds? Maybe. Does Gaspar shill his CryptoKitties? Yes. Does Lucas talk about Vegas again? Of course! Listen in as three passionate blockchain enthusiasts hangout, and talk crypto!

Make sure to check out CryptoSlate for all your crypto news: https://cryptoslate.com/
Follow Nate on twitter at: https://twitter.com/natewhitehill

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ep. 22 The return of the buzz

Welcome Back Buzz Crew! After taking a short break, The Blockchain Buzz returns with a slight revamp. Episodes will now be released once a week on Tuesdays. You'll still get your weekly blockchain news and market analysis, but the change will allow us to bring you more interview episodes, host local events, and other projects we will have in the pipeline.

In today's episode, we return to talk about the current state of BTC and the good news coming out of China and South Korea. We also touch on Ethereum's sharding & plasma updates, which allow them to process 1 million transactions per second! We end with a few thoughts on why there are reasons to be optimistic on crypto, even though the markets might not reflect the sentiment. 

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Link to story mentioned in ep: https://tinyurl.com/ydhd8plz

Producer's note: Please excuse the audio quality at the beginning of the episode. It gets better! 

Ep. 23 Blockchain NW and "Modern Miracles" Hype

Although Gaspar sounded like a robotic Westworld host, he powered through a sore throat for The Blockchain Buzz! On today's episode, Gaspar recaps the first Blockchain NW Conference. We also talk about the big moves Coinbase is doing and the bullish sentiments coming from the CFTC. Also, Lucas brags about his cool shoes.

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Ep. 24 Nuggets of knowledge: Siacoin & EOS

Late Night Record! This episode was recorded earlier in the week. For those curious about Siacoin and EOS, you’re in luck! For those curious about Siacoin and EOS, you’re in luck! On this week’s episode, we go in depth on each project and why you should or shouldn’t be interested in them. We also get into that South Korea market hack and Coinbase finally launching their index fund. Join us on this somewhat delirious episode!

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ep. 25 The Current State of the Markets: An Open Discussion

Well...that sucks! If you're out of the loop, the crypto markets aren't doing great. And even though we want to talk about the positive news, we also need discuss the negative news. In this episode, we have an open and frank discussion on the current state of the crypto markets. Its not all doom and gloom though. We also discuss when we think these markets might turn around, what events are needed for sustained growth, and why we're still optimistic. Also, Lucas wants some nice haters!

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Ep. 26 Respite From the BTC Slide

The bitcoin slide has finally stopped and that's making us cautiously optimistic! In this episode, we analyze this much needed bump in BTC price and tell you what resistance lines we are watching. We also touch on Vechain Thor mainnet going live. Also, Gaspar's prophetization of gaming on the blockchain continues as he enthusiastically endorses Microsoft and Ernst Young's intentions to launch a blockchain based licensing and royalty remittance platform.

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Ep. 27 Vechain & Burstcoin: A Comparison  

We verve off the normal in this week's episode and look at two blockchain projects that have been in the news lately: Vechain & Burstcoin! Both are very interesting and promising projects that could not be more different in their applications, investment, and origins. Come join us as we take an in depth analysis of the established Vechain and the idealistic Burstcoin in this episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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Ep. 28 Coinbase's List and Paying "Basic Attention"

Bitcoin is rallying and Coinbase is exploring adding new assets, so of course we are going to talk about that! In this weeks episode, we examine the five cryptos Coinbase is thinking of adding to its platform: Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x. We also touch on the increase hash rate of Bitcoin and the study that states that maybe you shouldn't HODL and buzz. All this and more on today's episode of the Blockchain Buzz!

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Link to holding study article:https://cryptoslate.com/research-finds-hodling-isnt-the-best-way-to-invest-in-crypto/

ep. 29 "BAT"ing 8k

Bitcoin is finally above 8K! Will it last? On today's episode, the crew discusses the current run BTC has been experiencing and whether it will continue or consolidate. We also do a quick run through of this week's news before we do a deep dive into Basic Attention Token, or BAT. If you were ever curious about BAT or want to learn how about a cool project that wants to pay you for looking at internet ads, this is the episode for you! All this an more on today's episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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Ep. 30 Interview w/ Zack Nelson & Mark Conrad of the UW Blockchain Society

On today's special episode of The Blockchain Buzz, we talk to Zack Nelson and Mark Conrad of the University of Washington Blockchain Society! They came on to promote their upcoming Blockchain Expo and, of course, talk crypto! Listen in as they discuss why they started the Blockchain Society and how they became interested in the technology. They also gave us some insight into what it's like to be a blockchain enthusiast in the University landscape.

Make sure to check out their Expo on October 13th: uwbce.com/

And visit the UW Blockchain Society for more info: uwblockchain.org/

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Ep. 31 Gaspar has a crush on Japan

We're back! We took a quick break and one of us took a trip, but now we are ready to return to the ride that is crypto. And what a low ride it has been lately. We start off by discussing the current state of the markets and remind ourselves to always look at trends when trading. Also, it is almost the anniversary since Gaspar convinced Lucas to get in cryptos! We are marking this date by asking ourselves to compare how we viewed market sentiment then to how we view it now (spoiler...it was a more optimistic time). We also look into the future and try to predict what might happen to the market 12 months from now. Also, Gaspar gushes about his trip to Japan! 

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ep. 32 Why Wait For ETF's, When You Can ETN?

Hello again buzz crew! On this week's episode, we get into this consolidation pattern that we continue to see in BTC, as the price hovers around 6k. We also discuss how even though the ETF decision has not been settled yet, US investors have an alternative through ETNs based out of Sweden. And even though price sentiment might not be there, we talk about how we continue to see more VC money come into blockchain projects. All this and more on today's episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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EP. 33 Tantalizing Break Towards 6900

Hello Buzz Crew! In this week's episode, we are going to talk about this nice upward break from the 6k BTC price as it hovers around $6900. We hope to see it run as high as 8200, but some of us are not as convinced (Looking at you Lucas!). We also discuss the varying takes on the SEC indecisiveness on ETFs and how some might look at no ETFs as a good thing. There's also more good blockchain adoption news along with Ernst & Young taking a serious dip into the blockchain space. Catch this and more on today's installment of The Blockchain Buzz!

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*Editor's Note: Sorry for some slight audio issues. We had some input from our 4th Co-host, dogecoin!

Ep. 34 Pretty Good Sentiments

It might be Labor Day here in the states, but BTC continues to slowly work its way up. In today's episode, we discuss BTC price moving slowly up past 7k. We also take a look at the increased hast rate in BTC transactions. And we continue to see crypto adoption increase in the news. We talk about Vechain partnering with and insurance company and IOTA working with Volkswagon. All this and more on today's episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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EP. 35 Was it a…COINincidence?

Although it’s been a rough week for the crypto markets, some of us here at The Blockchain Buzz are still positive about the news that came this week. On today’s episode, we talk about BTC’s slide down to 6200. We discuss whether this occurred because of Goldman Sach’s postponement of the crypto trading desk…or maybe it was because of some silk road wallet sell-off. We brush off this sketchy coinincidence (TM Gaspar) and move into some of the positive news that came out this week. We include the news of NASDAQ exploring crypto trading tools and fine art dealers embracing the blockchain! All this and more on today's episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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EP. 36 When It Becomes Apparent!

Welcome to another episode of The Blockchain Buzz peeps! Once you get pasts Lucas’ horrible jokes, we got a great episode for you. We start off with BTC price and its price hovering around 6200. We go a bit into the negative as we cover a prominent economist’s prediction of an potential future recession and what that means for cryptos. Its not all negative as we cover the positive news coming from Vechain and XRP. Join us for all this and much more on today’s episode sans bad jokes!

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EP 37 More Activity Means More Liquidity

Hello Blockchain Buzz Crew! On this weeks episode, we welcome Gaspar back from his trip to Canada and dig into bitcoin’s current trading price. We also hit the record number of active wallets we are seeing in the BTC market, possibly adding more liquidity to all the activity. We also touch on this weeks blockchain adoption news, which include Walmart and Fidelity. They are kind of a big deal. We also have more news coming from ZRX and we take a peek at the possible reasons for the rise of XRP in the market. Also, Lucas might be coming out with a mixtape, I’m not sure. All this and more on today’s episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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EP 38 Transactibility!?!

On this week’s installment of The Blockchain Buzz, we get in news coming from the CFTC and what looks like their position on BTC. We continue to see the rise of the stablecoin as Circle introduces their own USD backed coin. And when Gaspar is not making up words, we talk about Coinbase’s new process for listing assets. We also take a trip to Speculation Corner for cryptos like BAT and ZRX. Also, big news coming from of Tron and Zcash. All this and much more, so continue to tune in!

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ep 39 What if...Institutional Investment is here?

The crew is a bit more cheery on today’s episode of The Blockchain Buzz. As always, we start the episode with BTC price action with us predicting some large movement around Oct. 10th. Whether its up or down, we just have to wait and see. We also some bad news as crypto billion dollar fund has record a 22 million dollar loss. But its not all bad, as we cover an article that states that the mythical flood of Institutional Investment into crypto might already be here. We also get into some alt coin talk and preview the upcoming University of Washington Blockchain Expo!

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Link to referenced article: cryptoslate.com/stability-in-cryp…tional-investors/

EP 40 Talking UW Blockchain Expo and Fidelity w/ JD Klipper

Where you at the 1st ever UW Blockchain Expo? If not, don’t worry, we got you covered! On this week’s episode, we talk about our experience at the expo and what some of our favorite talks were. We are also joined by blockchain enthusiast and great friend JD Klipper who also joined us at the expo. We get into the news of the week which include big news coming from Fidelity. Hear us get try to (struggle) quantify Fidelity’s potential impact on the market’s on oday’s episode of The Blockchain Buzz!

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EP 40 Let’s Talk About Stablecoins!

On today’s episode of the The Blockchain Buzz, we talk about stablecoins! What else would we be talking about. As investors look for a safe stablecoins, we are seeing their prices rise which could help increase fluidity in our opinion. We also cover the news of Bakkt planning on releasing a BTC futures market, which is big news, no big deal. Also, we talk about how in this bearish market, this year has been an opportunity to learn.

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