Author Archives: Parth Dave

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Are you feeling safe and secure? Really? Why?

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We go wide and deep this episode, with a strong focus on security and its lack in our world, we touch again on the blockchain scaleability issues, and we… well, of course we gossip! Come and join us!

Your hosts were Dale Dickins, Warwick Greville and Peter Robertson.


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Why do we need crypto & decentralization? Ashley Madison, that’s why!

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This week we cover the Bit Film crowd sourcing project that may may Max Keiser a star of the screen, we chill while we hear how cannabis startups need bitcoin (yes, you heard right, there are cannabis startups!), we take far too much pleasure from the Ashley Madison hacks, learn new and novel ways that decentralised networks can be used to underpin democracy and help people hook up, we DON’T interview Roger Ver, we report on our joint Safe Network and podcasting projects with RMIT and much other great stuff.


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The Phatic Edition

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This week we look at how crypto currencies in Australia have faced with a very severe challenge in the face of our Taxation Office’s interpretation of existing laws in issuing their advisory on how businesses and individuals should approach GST (the Goods and Services Tax). By declaring that crypto currencies are not actually currencies for taxation purposes, but rather members of the asset class, the opportunity for double GST to be paid was created. This even lead to significant business in Australia moving their headquarters off shore. Recently a senate committee came back with a list of recommendations that, if implemented, promise to fix this problem. On the topic of rolling back democracy and the bad guys winning (again), we discuss recent additions to the Defence Trade Control Act and how our masters in Canberra have put yet another burden on the shoulders of education, business, entrepreneurship, and the economy in general by making our defence community the peak regulator of all technologies that, in the fevered imagination of some bureaucrat, could conceivably be used as a weapon by terrorists. I for one have dropped my shares in that rubber band factory quick smart.

Aside from that, we talk about Satoshi’s hoard, Greece, Brave New Coin and finally we dabble ineptly in a bit of string theory.

Your hosts were Warwick Greville and Peter Robertson. This week’s guests were Paul Ayling and Pantelis Roussakis

Our post production engineer was Leo Treasure ably assisted by Warwick Greville.


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Safety and Security

An Aussie pub is raising money through a crowdfunding exercise to rebuild after a fire damaged the building and left the local population with nowhere to drink. It’s great to see this new approach to fund raising is being put to socially important work at last.

A main theme this week which the discerning among you will have deduced from the title is safety and security.

We also talk about Mike watch-your-ears Tyson and his apparent funding of Bitcoin ATMs, the Ethereum launch, how to fix the world’s broken voting systems, and lot’s of other great topics, check the notes below.

Your hosts were Warwick Greville and Peter Robertson. This week’s guests were Paul Ayling and Martin Davidson.

Our post production engineer was Leo Treasure ably assisted by Warwick Greville.


CryptoStudio

Melbourne's Bitcoin Technology Center is growing rapidly, the space is changing, walls are being painted, the event space is hosting a wide range of workshops and meetups... and people are asking if they can use the podcast room to start their own podcast.

*YES*

Beginning May 2016 the studio will be available for anybody keen to get on the mic and chat about anything they're passionate for.

Peter's fitting out the studio, Dale's assisting people with curation, and the bookings are already starting to roll in.

Stay tuned :)