Episode 19 • 🏹 Google IO, Goldman and Smart Contracts Revisited

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After a whirlwind week of Blockchain masterclasses and Bitcoin debates, we’re back in the studio to talk about the latest things coming out of Wall Street, along with the big ticket items from the Google IO conference.

Along the way we’re talking decentralisation, smart contracts, flying cars and automated ports. In our privacy and security segment, we’re covering Coinstorage Guru, a handy way of splitting up your seed phrase – and we’ll also be talking about Reddit in our tool of the week. Enjoy!

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Segments:

0:00 Manuel from Fawlty Towers begins the show
0:20 Intro
0:45 What we’re going to talk about
1:10 Send us a voice recording
1:19 Disclaimer
1:43 What’ve we been up to?
5:36 New to cryptocurrency and the blockchain?
5:49 Thanks for joining us!
6:20 News
6:28 Consensus Conference
8:28 Wall Street Warming to Virtual Currency Trading
8:53 Goldman Sachs introduce Circle USD Coin
9:51 HSBC ING and Gargill Exchange Letter of Credit for Soybeans via Blockchain
10:11 Germany’s 2nd Largest Stock Exchange to launch Zero Fee Crypto Trading
10:51 FedEx Eyes Up Blockchain
11:50 HTC Blockchain Phone
13:12 IBM Issuing Carbon Credit Token on Stellar Blockchain
14:55 Oracle Launching Blockchain Software in Late May / June
16:24 Amazon Patent for Tracking Cryptocurrency Transactions
17:34 Self Censorship in the 21st Century
17:55 Microsoft Release Azure Blockchain Workbench
19:13 Video – Microsoft Mechanics
21:04 Chinese Government Organisation Creating “”Moody’s for Crypto”” – blockchain assessment index
22:46 Chinese Port of Caofeidian Going Fully Autonomous
24:10 Are Flying Cars Our Horrifying Future?
28:01 China Entering Reusable Rocket Race
28:50 Bitcoin Sidechain for Smart Contracts
29:45 Tool – Reddit
34:04 Smart Contracts – Revisited
35:18 Matt’s Strategy for Learning Smart Contracts
36:54 Smart Contracts: Key Takeaways
36:56 1. Smart Contracts are Simple
37:23 2. Oracles: Bringing Information from Outside
38:55 3. Decentralisation is Hard
41:37 GDPR
42:18 4. There are lots of areas for Smart Contract Implementation
47:21 Google IO – Key Points
47:57 Google News
48:57 Google Assistant Makes a Phone Call
51:42 Google Lookout
52:42 Google Talk to Books
53:19 Google: Progressive Web Apps
54:51 Google: Service Workers
56:17 Google: Accelerated Mobile Pages
56:52 Privacy & Security: Safewords by CoinStorageGuru
59:26 Dan Dan the ICO Man
1:04:24 Jordan Cronje
1:08:40 PSA: Register Your EOS Tokens
1:09:19 Blockgrain Event
1:09:59 Wrap Up
1:11:20 Outtakes

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