In this episode of Ledger Cast, Derek Waltchack interviews leaders of three different projects live at Consensus -- Fetch, Havven, and Platin.
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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we offer up a compilation of three interviews Derek did in-person while at Consensus. All three are available independently on our YouTube channel as well.
We ended up digging more into security tokens and stable coins than I expected at the beginning of the show, but I think both are themes we'll see the rest of 2018 and into 2019. We also discussed EOS and their mainnet launch, along with an effort to incentivize dApp development through a massive fund, and how that compares to the dominance in the landscape through Ethereum.
Fetch will be a token and their private test net is already up and running. They're aiming for a summer release of their public test net.
Toby Simpson is the CTO and co-founder of Fetch, which is a self-funded project to date. He produced the Creatures game series in the 90s and was an original member of the AI company DeepMind (acquired by Google for ~$500m in 2014).
There are generally three approaches to stable coins, and in this interview, Derek discusses with Kain how they are approaching the issue of establishing stability using multiple tokens. Creating a unit of account is hard for bitcoin as it is so volatile. At its basis, stability and scalability is what's the challenge for all of these projects.
Derek interviewed Allon Mason and Dr. Lionel Wolberger -- two of the co-founders of the Platin project.
Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount