The Blockchain Show with Ethan Kinderknecht, Sarah Hempfling, Mark Beauchamp, Ian Collins, and Steve Anderson. The Blockchain Show is a podcast that demystifies and promotes widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology.


  • 163: Climate Futures and 1PLANET with Jesse Uzzelle

    163: Climate Futures and 1PLANET with Jesse Uzzelle

    06/05/2020 Duração: 53min

    Jesse Uzzell is CEO and Founder of Climate Futures, the organization behind 1Planet. They are empowering individuals and businesses to take climate action in their daily lives by enabling access to global carbon markets.

  • 162: Asensys with Michelle Chuang

    162: Asensys with Michelle Chuang

    28/04/2020 Duração: 36min

    Michelle Chuang is COO of Asensys, a new-generation, high performance system that brings throughput and capacity to a new, scalable level. Just how they are solving blockchain's scalability problem, AI and blockchain tech will power internet 3.0, what Asynchronous Consensus Zones are, and how the new age of the internet will help humanity stay secure in the post COVID-19 era are answered in this episode.

  • 161: Cypherium with Sky Guo

    161: Cypherium with Sky Guo

    15/04/2020 Duração: 40min

    Sky Guo is the CEO at Cypherium, a highly scalable and robust smart contract platform. Their design features a joint Proof-of-Work (PoW) and HotStuff (Also adopted by Facebook's Libra) consensus mechanism that can achieve thousands of transactions per second without sacrificing decentralization. Cypherium also implements a Turing-complete virtual machine for smart contracts that runs on Java, the most widely-utilized and reliable programming language in the world. This enables democratization of the development of smart contracts and lowers the barrier to blockchain adoption for existing enterprise.

  • 160: Zcoin with Reuben Yap

    160: Zcoin with Reuben Yap

    10/04/2020 Duração: 32min

    Reuben Yap is the project steward for Zcoin, a global privacy-first digital currency. They are taking privacy to the next level with untraceable coins. Reuben's background in corporate law specializing in institutional frameworks as a lawyer, combined with his strong advocacy for online and financial privacy provides great insights into the future of cryptocurrencies and privacy. He talks about the merits of untraceable transactions and how Zcoin facilitates it, why privacy is a fundamental human right, and some other privacy and crypto-related use cases such as verifying elections on the blockchain.

  • 159: Bitfinex with Paolo Ardoino

    159: Bitfinex with Paolo Ardoino

    03/04/2020 Duração: 34min

    Paolo Ardoino is the CTO at Bitfinex. He explains some new projects they are working on at one of the world's biggest crypto exchange, how IEO's are still alive and well, the Bitcoin Lightning network, how they bounced back from 2016's hack, the Halvening, and more.

  • 158: LGO with Hugo Renaudin / Digital Asset Exchange for Institutions

    158: LGO with Hugo Renaudin / Digital Asset Exchange for Institutions

    30/03/2020 Duração: 37min

    Hugo Renaudin is the CEO and co-founder of LGO, the leading digital asset exchange for institutions and the biggest institution exchange in Europe.

  • 157: Solve.Care with Pradeep Goel

    157: Solve.Care with Pradeep Goel

    23/03/2020 Duração: 48min

    Pradeep Goel is the CEO of Solve.Care, a global healthcare blockchain technology company using innovative approaches to solve the complex problems that plague healthcare around the world. Pradeep has deep expertise in healthcare, human services, finance, and technology. Before taking the reins at Solve.Care, he has been passionate about designing and building solutions for public programs, such as Medicaid, the Children Health Insurance Program, Medicare, SNAP/TANF, the Child Welfare Program, and other health insurance and health information exchanges over the past 26 years.  

  • 156: Orbs with Danny Brown-Wolf

    156: Orbs with Danny Brown-Wolf

    19/03/2020 Duração: 42min

    Danny Brown-Wolf is the Head of Partnerships and Strategy at Orbs, an enterprise blockchain solution allowing companies to prove responsibility with data through a public blockchain as a neutral third party way of verifying data.

  • 155: SolidBlock and Women in Block with Yael Tamir

    155: SolidBlock and Women in Block with Yael Tamir

    05/03/2020 Duração: 29min

    Yael Tamir is the CMO and partner at SolidBlock the company behind the world's first commercial tokenization. She is a thought leader on this topic and the future of real estate financing. She also founded Women in Block.

  • 154: BearTax with Vamshi Vangapally

    154: BearTax with Vamshi Vangapally

    02/03/2020 Duração: 26min

    Vamshi is the CEO and co-founder of BearTax. He joins Ethan to explain how his team's software is helping cryptocurrency traders file taxes with ease and confidence. With tax season upon us, learn the IRS's latest stance on crypto and what that means for investors and businesses. Also why it's crucial to classify cryptocurrency income appropriately, both gains and losses, and how accurate record keeping goes a long way. Vamshi speaks to why this is so and some of the advantages of their smart matching program across multiple exchange platforms. Users can even go backwards to update previous returns and become current on back taxes.

  • 153: Ampleforth with Evan Kuo

    153: Ampleforth with Evan Kuo

    28/02/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Ethan is joined by Evan Kuo from Ampleforth, for a exploration into the potential of DeFi - Decentralized Finance. Today's decentralized assets, such as Bitcoin and ETH, can be seen as the primitive building blocks for tomorrow's DeFi use-cases. These include lending, debt, and synthetic equities, however, we quickly come to a realization of their inherent limitations. Evan breaks down how their limitations are due to their high correlation to each other and why they bring about the need for extreme overcollateralization and the risk of autoliquidation. This brings up a big problem in crypto that not many are addressing. The diversification of these primitive building blocks will be required for DeFi to reach its potential. Hypercorrelation is a huge problem, one that threatens the very viability of cryptocurrency.  Further topics covered in this episode: The AMPL is a decentralized commodity-money like Bitcoin, but with near perfect supply-elasticity like fiat. Its protocol automatically increases o

  • 152: CryptoTrader.Tax

    152: CryptoTrader.Tax

    17/02/2020 Duração: 31min

    David Kemmerer is the CEO and Co-Founder at CryptoTrader.Tax the largest cryptocurrency tax reporting software in the U.S. With the new cryptocurrency question on the IRS 1040 Schedule 1, all U.S. taxpayers will, for the first time, be asked to declare crypto on their income tax return.  David speaks to where the IRS is in regard to cryptocurrency and where this space is heading.

  • 151: SKALE Labs with Jack OHolleran

    151: SKALE Labs with Jack O'Holleran

    10/02/2020 Duração: 31min

    Jack O'Holleran is the Co-Founder and CEO at SKALE Labs. SKALE is an Ethereum-compatible network with a leaderless consensus designed to run on an uncapped number of independent nodes, each of which will be providing resources to multiple high performance decentralized elastic blockchains.

  • 150: AdEx with Ivo Georgiev

    150: AdEx with Ivo Georgiev

    31/01/2020 Duração: 23min

    Ethan interviews Ivo Georgiev, the CEO of AdEx Network an up-and-coming adtech blockchain startup. They've received recognition within the Ethereum community since 2017 for constantly innovating on their technology. Ivo explains how they've managed to build the largest payment channels network on Ethereum, how they're bringing in clients from outside of crypto, the challenges of building a Web 3.0 startup, the similarity and differences to Brave, the hype around DeFi, and more.

  • 149: Fireblocks with Michael Shaulov

    149: Fireblocks with Michael Shaulov

    31/01/2020 Duração: 28min

    Michael Shaulov is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fireblocks, a secure transfer environment that gives financial institutions a safe way to move blockchain-based digital assets. Since launching in June, Fireblocks has secured more than $9 billion in digital assets

  • 148: Luke Stokes FIO Managing Director

    148: Luke Stokes FIO Managing Director

    24/01/2020 Duração: 32min

    Luke Stokes is the Managing Director at FIO The Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) is a consortium of leading wallets, exchanges, and crypto payment processors supporting the FIO Protocol. FIO Members are early supporters who intend to integrate the protocol into their respective products and provide assistance/guidance in its direction. He brings Ethan up to speed on the new developments since we last spoke with David Gold in March of last year.

  • 147: Monica Quaintance - Kadena Head of Research and Networks

    147: Monica Quaintance - Kadena Head of Research and Networks

    15/01/2020 Duração: 33min

    Kadena Head of Research and Networks Monica Quaintance joins The Blockchain Show host Ethan to discuss today's hybrid blockchain launch.

  • 146: Danny Kim - Head of Growth at SFOX

    146: Danny Kim - Head of Growth at SFOX

    14/01/2020 Duração: 41min

    Ethan is joined by Danny Kim, Head of Growth at SFOX, a crypto trading platform and prime dealer for whale traders and institutional investors that's connected to over 20 exchanges and OTC desks to provide a single point of access to crypto markets. SFOX has quietly performed over $11B in transactions and works with some of the biggest names in crypto. Topics covered include: • Danny's Career: What lead him from his traditional banking job into the then unknown, wild world of crypto, ignoring concerns from his mentors and peers. (And whether it was worth it.)
• Danny tells us about SFOX – and what even is a Prime Dealer? Why a single point of liquidity to all the major crypto exchanges and OTC desks is key for institutional and retail adoption of crypto trading. • How SFOX is designed for traders: SFOX’s suite of algorithms – and SFOX's FoxEye suite of trading tools for personalized trading strategies.  • Traders Insurance: SFOX provides its traders with industry-first FDIC-insured accounts; why qualified ins

  • 145: Lost in Blockchain Space

    145: Lost in Blockchain Space

    31/12/2019 Duração: 12min

    Happy New Year! Ethan sends his gratitude to the listeners, co-hosts, guests, and sponsors that have made this last year possible. As he reflects on some of last years memorable moments, he offers some vision for the future of the space and podcast.

  • 144: Daryl Davis and Bill Ottman -

    144: Daryl Davis and Bill Ottman -

    18/11/2019 Duração: 57min

    Bill Ottman, Founder and CEO of Minds returns to the podcast and we welcome Daryl Davis who recently joined the team at Minds as they unveil their Deradicalization Initiative (  Davis, an accomplished R&B musician, has been passionate about deradicalization for decades, documenting his journey of reaching to the other side in his 1998 book, Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan. is on the forefront of making the Internet a more tolerant place, recently having a successful dialogue about race, politics, and other challenging topics at their Minds IRL event in New Jersey earlier this year.  Minds offers its users unlimited reach and the ability to earn points, a form of digital currency, just for using the app. Points are then used to ‘Boost’ posts to wider audiences. Every upload, vote, swipe and ‘Remind’ (share) earns points that are stored in each user’s wallet. Users may then send offers of points to other users, peer-to-peer, in exchange for shar

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