EP 28 – EIP 1559 – HOW IT WILL IMPROVE ETHEREUM

In this episode, we take a deep dive into Ethereum’s Improvement Proposal EIP 1559 , that seeks to change the model on which transaction fees are charged on the Ethereum network. EIP 1559 proposes to change the current auction based model of transaction fees to one where the fees will become more predictable, thereby improving the user experience. The change has big implications for the Ethereum network as it burns a major portion of the gas fees instead of passing onto the miners, thereby bringing a deflationary component to the network’s economics as well. Listen in as we explore how EIP 1559 will change Ethereum.

EP 27 – BLOCKCHAIN AND GAMING – INTERVIEW – ADRIAN KRION, CEO SPIELWORKS

In this episode, we interview Adrian Krion – CEO & Founder, Spielworks, to revisit the applications of blockchain technology in the gaming industry. Spielworks is behind the Wombat wallet which supports EOS and Telos blockchains. Also, the company has a gaming rewards platform called Womplay, that uses EOS tokens to reward its users.

Guest – Adrian Krion – CEO & Founder, Spielworks
Website – https://womplay.io/

EP 26 – INTERVIEW – RAFAEL COSMAN – CEO TRUSTTOKEN

In this episode, we interview Rafael Cosman – CEO & Co-founder, TrustToken. TrustToken recently launched the TrueFi protocol (TRU), which is an uncollateralized lending platform that allows vetted borrowers to request loans from lenders. We take a deep dive into how TrueFi works, and discuss the innovation that it brings with uncollateralized lending in the Defi space.

Guest – Rafael Cosman – CEO & Co-founder, TrustToken
Website – https://truefi.io/

EP 25 – 2 YEARS OF BLOCKCHAIN DIALOGUES

In this episode, we look back at our 2 Year journey of podcasting that began in Jan 2019.

During this time, we analyzed various innovative and promising blockchain protocols that looked to solve problems with existing protocols; we discussed various business use cases in industries such as Gaming, Logistics & Supply Chain, Healthcare, Media and Advertising, Art, etc. Also, we had the privilege to interview great guests from different backgrounds in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Listen in for a recap of all that happened at Blockchain Dialogues in the past 2 yrs.

EP 22 – DEFI PRIMER – PART 1/3

Decentralized Finance (Defi) has been the most popular use case in the cryptocurrency space that has taken the industry by storm recently. Being the single biggest driver of growth in the crypto market this year, Defi shows great promise to move cryptocurrencies closer to mass adoption. In this Part 1 of our 3-part series on Defi Primer, we start off covering the most basic concepts of conventional finance, in comparison with decentralized finance and introduce some of the most fundamental concepts and terminologies used in the Cryptocurrency and Defi industry.

To take a deep dive into detailed concepts such as flash loans, liquidity pools, Automated Market Makers(AMMs), atomic swaps, yield farming, etc., stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3!

EP 21 – BLOCKCHAIN VOTING

Blockchain technology for long has been seen as a game changer for the application of electoral voting. In this episode, we look at how voting has evolved over the past 200 yrs, how blockchain technology can be used to make the current voting mechanisms better and some of the main shortcomings that continue to exist. We look at some of the popular blockchain solutions proposed for voting. Also, we discuss some of the pilot projects around the world that have experimented with blockchain voting in recent years.

EP 20 – INTERVIEW – PHILIPPE BEKHAZI – CEO, STABLEHOUSE & XBTO INTL.

Stablecoins have been a hot topic in the cryptocurrency space in recent years, as they peg to real world assets to overcome the problem of price volatility. To explore how stablecoins can offer real world crypto payment solutions and move the industry closer to mass adoption, we are joined by Philippe Bekhazi – CEO, Stablehouse & XBTO International. XBTO is a world leading crypto finance firm, offering OTC trading, asset management services, VC investing and crypto mining solutions to institutions worldwide. Stablehouse is a global clearinghouse for stablecoins, offering a real-time cross blockchain payment solution.

Guest – Philippe Bekhazi – CEO, Stablehouse & XBTO International
Website – https://www.stablehouse.io/

EP 19 – CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES (CBDCs)

Central Bank Digital Currencies in the past few years have been seen as a means by Govt.s to counter the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and at the same time solve some of the existing problems of Govt. issued fiat money. CBDCs today are being designed by various central banks in different parts of the world to reduce the cost of cross-border remittances, increase financial inclusion, reduce dependence on cash and even make programmable money using smart contracts. In this episode we look at what CBDCs are, what problems they solve and what are the key things to keep in mind when designing them. Also , from a technology perspective, we take a look at how blockchain technology fits into designing CBDCs.