Ep. 16. Eth and Bitcoin forks, Bitcoin all-time high and Ripple vs R3

Episode 17 · October 19th, 2017 · 1 hr 5 mins

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This week Bitcoin has gone the the moon! So what's the story behind its new all time high price? And how might the long courtship between Wall Street and Bitcoin have played a part in the story? The guys take a look at the JP Morgan messaging on Bitcoin, including Jamie Dimon's views.

We cover news from both Swell and Sibos, the pseudonymous nature of Bitcoin and how SWIFT intend to respond to the changing payments landscape. PLus, how is IBM using cryptocurrency in cross-border payments?

Colin explains why open blockchains might be the canary in the coalmine and, while the People's Bank of China Digital Currency Director calls for a centralised state cryptocurrency, Simon asks whether it's really possible to have a true cryptocurrency that's centralised. Plus, what can all this mean for a possible CryptoRuble?

We return to the story of the legal battle between R3 and Ripple to find out who's in the ascendancy, and the guys discuss how Digital Asset Holdings intend to use the $40m series B funding they raised recently.

And of course, we also revisit Segwit2x for an update on its progress, and discuss Ethereum's own Byznatium fork.

Plus, interviews with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project within the Linux Foundation, and Paul Worrall, founder of Zonafide.

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