Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast

Fetch, Havven, Platin — Interview Compilation

Episode Summary

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Derek Waltchack interviews leaders of three different projects live at Consensus -- Fetch, Havven, and Platin.

Episode Notes

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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.

Interview #1 with

Fetch is a project aiming to tackle decentralized ledger technology at an enormous scale -- to handle billions (or more) of agents making transactions, which they're approaching with a new type of ledger technology and what they call "Useful Proof of Work".

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).

Interview #2 with Havven

In this interview, Derek Waltchack interviews Kain Warwick of Havven -- one of the organizations tackling the stable coin market.

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.

Interview #3 with Platin

Platin is a platform designed to put proof of location on the blockchain. They proclaim several uses cases from proximity-based gamification to humanitarian relive using crypto-based airdrops.

Derek interviewed Allon Mason and Dr. Lionel Wolberger -- two of the co-founders of the Platin project.

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Learn about Derek

Derek Waltchack is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Derek is interested in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. He's been investing actively since early 2017. Check out our introductory interview to learn more, and be sure to follow @dwaltchack on Twitter.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount