Blockchain Insider by 11:FS


Blockchain Insider, hosted by Simon Taylor and Colin G Platt is a dedicated podcast specialising in Bitcoin, Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Your new home for cryptocurrency news! Simon and Colin break down the week's news with ex...Show More
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95. Curated scavenger hunts

1:00:33 | May 2nd

Simon and Colin are here this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. First up, we take a look at banking culture hindering blockchain adoption. Emmanuel Aidoo, the head of digital market assets at Credit Suisse, has stated - ...Show More
94. Binance gets Dex’y

31:53 | Apr 25th

Simon and Colin are here (well Simon is, Colin's still in a field) to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain this week. First up, we take a look at Societe Generale issuing the first covered bond as a security token on a public blockc...Show More
93. No such thing as a private blockchain

35:35 | Apr 18th

Simon and Colin are here this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. First up, we take a look at Blockstack Files With SEC to Raise $50 Million in Reg-A+ Crypto Token Sale. Blockstack, who aim to create the infrastructure for...Show More
92. The richest man in the world

54:29 | Apr 11th

Simon and Colin are joined by a host of brilliant guests this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, including: Teana Baker-Taylor, Executive Director at GDF Todd McDonald, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer R3 Stephane Malr...Show More
91. The great wealth transfer

48:01 | Apr 4th

Simon is in Singapore this week but he's not alone. He's joined by Antony Lewis, Director Digital Assets at R3 to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. First up, we take a look at Google adding hardware security extensions for Firef...Show More
90. The 'real' bitcoin market

48:00 | Mar 28th

Sara is joined by Tim Swanson, Founder and Director of Research at Post Oak Labs, this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. First up, we take a look at Bitwise ETF filing - The ‘real Bitcoin market. A majority of bitcoin tr...Show More
89. Checkmate

55:31 | Mar 21st

Colin and Simon are here in the studio to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, including: First up, we take a look at Binance Coin. The pair talk about why the cost has gone up so much and Simon comments that this isn't too dissimi...Show More
88. Fire emoji

56:35 | Mar 14th

Colin is joined by a host of brilliant guests this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, including: Michael Coletta, Lead blockchain architect, LSEG Stefan Loesch, Managing Partner at LexByte Noelle Acheson, Editorial Produ...Show More
Bonus: Omaha blockchain summit

25:52 | Mar 12th

Today we have a very special bonus episode of Blockchain Insider for you, from the Omaha blockchain summit we have a rare chance to get some real leaders in the field all together in the same room to discuss some of the most pressing issues in blockc...Show More
87. Forked off

59:33 | Mar 7th

Simon and Colin are joined by Antony Lewis, Director of Research, Cash & CBDC Strategy at R3. First up, Thailand has now approved a total of 4 cryptocurrencies. But the regulator has made clear that approval doesn't make the coins legal tender. Anto...Show More
86. Too legit to quit

57:18 | Feb 28th

Simon and Colin are in the studio, together again. First up, Brazil's BTG Pactual is the latest bank to embrace crypto assets. Colin explains how the biggest sole investment bank in Brazil have been moving into the crypto-asset market, making them ...Show More
85. JP Morgan do a coin

48:25 | Feb 21st

Simon's in the studio joined by 11:FS Head of Delivery Adam Davis and David Nicol, Digital Assets at R3. First up, JPM Coin (01:12). You may have noticed that we're focusing pretty hard on this story but that's because it's huge news for crypto ...Show More
Bonus: The future of interoperability

43:36 | Feb 19th

Simon and Sara are at the ION Hackathon. The hackathon's all about interoperability and the general interoperability framework. It's not just about Ethereum to Ethereum, which is what Clearmatics is working on, it can be used for other platforms in...Show More
84. Does anyone need a blockchain?

52:18 | Feb 14th

Simon's in the studio joined by Colin who's finally left his field. But they're not alone. Sara Feenan, Business Development Manager at Clearmatics, Anthony Macey Blockchain/DLT at Barclays and Ville Sointu, Head of Emerging Technologies at Nordea Ba...Show More
83. Custody is still everything

46:45 | Feb 7th

Simon's back in the studio, Colin's standing near a field. And they're ready to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. Crypto Exchange Kraken Raises $100m, Acquires london Futures Firm 02:24 We ask if Kraken are pivoting to a more C...Show More
82. Everyone’s Warren Buffet in a Bull Market

59:27 | Jan 31st

Simon's back in the studio joined by a very distant Colin to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. Chat App Kik Says It Will Fight SEC Over Possible ICO Action 01:36 Galaxy S10 Leak Suggests Built-In Cryptocurrency Wallet 11:46 Sh...Show More
81. The Best Anti-blockchain Blockchain idea

37:28 | Jan 24th

Simon's back in the studio joined by a very distant Colin to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain. Core Ethereum devs push Constantinople upgrade out 6 weeks; ProgPoW decision put on hold 00:52 Sara Feenan explains it all 02:35 Wa...Show More
80. The Value of Bitcoin

1:03:45 | Jan 17th

Colin and Sara are back in the studio joined by guests: Anthony Macey, Blockchain/DLT Lead at Barclays, Teana Baker-Taylor, Board Member at GDF and David Nicol, Digital Assets at R3. First up, Greenspan: XRP Not A Security But Community Still Too Ag...Show More
Ep. 79. Regulating Treadmill

45:06 | Jan 10th

Simon's in the studio joined from a field by Colin. First up, Crypto’s 2019 goal: Technology people can use 02:01 7 legal questions that will define blockchain in 2019 06:57 Japan’s Mizuho Bank To Launch its Own Stablecoin By March, 2019 16:46 S...Show More
Ep. 78. Blockchain and Crypto Predictions 2019

33:58 | Jan 3rd

Far from a field, Simon and Colin are in the studio talking about what they think's going to happen around blockchain in 2019. First off, we take a look at some of the predictions from last year. Some worked out great...others not so much. For the p...Show More
Bonus: Blooper Reel 2018

05:03 | Dec 27th, 2018

Happy New Year's Eve to all of our listeners. To give you one last blockchain laugh before the end of the year we've got a quick collection of the stumbles, fumbles and absurdly mispronounced names from all the recordings this year. Lots of mispronou...Show More
Ep. 77. Custody is Everything

1:03:37 | Dec 20th, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Teana Baker-Taylor of GDF and John Detrixhe, Future of Finance Reporter at Quartz. First up, Mike Novogratz Explains Why He’s Still All-In on Crypto. We look at what’s next for cryptocurrencies, how strategy for Galaxy evo...Show More
Ep. 76. Vitalik Buterin

53:41 | Dec 13th, 2018

Simon's in the studio...and Colin's coming to us from a field. In our first interview from our new offices in Devonshire Square we're talking to Vitalik Buterin about blockchain and Ethereum. We dive deep into a wide array of topics, so don't be af...Show More
Ep. 75. Breaks the laws of the universe

37:22 | Dec 6th, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Anthony Macey at our brand new offices in Devonshire Square. First up, Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled pay SEC cryptocurrency penalties. The US financial regulator said the men failed to disclose payments they received to p...Show More
Ep. 74. Enterprise-grade toddlers

33:37 | Nov 29th, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Sara Feenan. First up, Bitfinex Raises Fiat Withdrawal Fee, New Hardware Wallet Announced. The Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange now charges at least $60/€60, or 0.1 percent of the withdrawn amount. Users who want 24...Show More
Ep. 73. The SEC won't let crypto be

44:20 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Adi Ben Ari, Founder of Applied Blockchain. First up, the SEC settles Securities Registration charges against 2 ICO startups. The SEC’s announcement centred on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon C...Show More
Ep. 72. The code you write has consequences

1:07:02 | Nov 15th, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Teana Baker-Taylor from the GDF and Patrick Mang, Innovation Lead for Global Markets at HSBC. First up, China Lifts Bitcoin Ban; Individuals and Businesses Can Now Own Cryptocurrencies Legally. Bitcoin (BTC) is now recogni...Show More
Ep. 71. Initiative Q who?

43:13 | Nov 8th, 2018

Simon and Colin are in the studio with Alex Batlin, Founder and CEO of Trustology. First up, Bitcoin turns 10. Halloween 2008 Bitcoin was born, although it wasn't traded until a couple of years later we take a look at what BTC has given us in the la...Show More
Ep. 70. Panel featuring Brent McIntosh from US Treasury and an interview with Marco Santori from Blockchain

55:13 | Nov 1st, 2018

Live from Money20/20 USA, we start this episode with an in-depth interview with Marco Santori on where the crypto industry is right now. We also have a panel on the relationship between crypto investors and regulators. Regulation is evolving but re...Show More
Ep. 69. Beanie baby traders

45:53 | Oct 25th, 2018

Sara is in the studio with Noelle Acheson, Editor at Coindesk, Vinay Gupta, CEO at Mattereum, Teana Baker-Taylor, on the Advisory Board at GDF. First up, Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam. Under the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act coming...Show More
Ep. 68. Tether the unstable coin plus a fireside chat with Blythe Masters

1:00:57 | Oct 18th, 2018

Simon and Sara are in the studio with Hugh Karp, Founder of Nexus Mutual. First up, Fidelity launches company to facilitate crypto trading. Fidelity has launched a company to facilitate cryptocurrency trading for hedge funds, endowments and family o...Show More
Ep. 67. The CEO of Binance is [so] hot right now

56:04 | Oct 11th, 2018

Simon's in the studio with Joon Ian Wong, Managing Director for Europe and Asia at Coindesk, Claire Wells, Director of Legal & Business Affairs EMEA at Circle, and Aman Kohli, CTO of Financial Services and Insurance Practice at Microsoft. First up, ...Show More
Ep. 66. Blockchain Live: Interviews (featuring & Chorum)

1:00:51 | Oct 4th, 2018

Today's episode is a little bit different. Simon and Colin interviewed some great guests at Blockchain Live to get an insight into what's happening in blockchain straight from the experts. We speak to: Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchai...Show More
Ep. 65. Blockchain Live

43:54 | Sep 27th, 2018

Simon and Colin are live at the Blockchain Insider stand and sat down with a great guest, Teana Baker-Taylor, CMO at Coinfloor. We also have an exclusive interview with Dan Larimer, CTO of and Brendan Blumer, CEO of First up the...Show More
Ep. 64. Bitcoin Moons in Argentina

47:39 | Sep 20th, 2018

Colin and Sara are in the studio with Noelle Acheson, Editorial Producer at Coindesk and Tim Swanson, Founder and Director of Research at Post Oak Labs. First up, the group takes a look at a U.S. Judge stating that Initial Coin Offerings are covere...Show More
Bonus: Interview with Richard Brown and Mike Hearn at CordaCon

39:02 | Sep 18th, 2018

This is an extra special bonus episode of Blockchain Insider as in this interview with Richard Brown, CTO of R3, Simon and Colin talk to him about how they first encountered Bitcoin and the start ofthe blockchain phenomenon. They also look at what b...Show More
Ep. 63. Chickens on the Blockchain

1:10:02 | Sep 13th, 2018

Colin's back in the studio with Simon and they're sat with Ville Sointu, Head of Emerging Technologies at Nordea Bank. First up, the panel takes a look at Coinbase exploring a crypto ETF, and it has sought help from $6 trillion Wall Street giant Bla...Show More
Ep. 62. Religiously HODLing

1:07:20 | Sep 6th, 2018

Sara is with Olivia Vinden, Director at Alpha FMC, Obi Nwosu, CEO and Founder of Coinfloor, and Richard Burton, CEO and founder of Balance Software. First up the panel looks at a16z back blockchain project Dfinity's funding round. Decentralized clou...Show More
Ep. 61. FOMO is Not an Investment Strategy

57:57 | Aug 30th, 2018

Simon and Sara are with Aman Kohli, CTO of Financial Services and Insurance Practice at Microsoft and Ryan Radloff, CEO at Coinshares. First up the panel looks at What an SEC Bitcoin ETF rejection review really means. The U.S. Securities and Exchan...Show More
Ep. 60. DLT is faster than your post trade

53:52 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Simon and Sara are with Teana Baker-Taylor CMO of Coinfloor, Michele Curtoni, Director of Digital Assets, Blockchain at State Street, and Alex Hern, Technology Reporter at the Guardian to go over the biggest blockchain stories of the week. First up...Show More
Ep. 59. Why You Should Still Care About Tokens

1:01:57 | Aug 16th, 2018

Simon is with Anthony Macey, Martin Bartlam, Partner and International Group Head of Finance & Projects and Fintech Global Co-Chair at DLA Piper, Noelle Acheson, CFA and Editorial Producer at Coindesk, and Todd McDonald, Co-Founder and Head of Partne...Show More
Ep. 58. Buying Frappuccinos with Bitcoin

59:32 | Aug 9th, 2018

Simon and Sarah are with Teana Baker-Taylor, CMO at Coinfloor. We also have a great talk with Jeff Bandman, Principal at Bandman advisors, to take us through the biggest story of the week. First up we hear from Jeff Bandman on the world’s biggest st...Show More
Ep. 57. Assassination Markets & WTF ETFs

53:24 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Simon's with Noelle Acheson, CFA and Editorial Producer at Coindesk, Vinay Gupta, Founder of Mattereum, and Stephane Malrait, MD Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets at ING. We kick things off with a potential U.S. Bi...Show More
Ep. 56. Is Bitcoin back?

52:15 | Jul 26th, 2018

Sarah's with Joon Ian Wong Managing Director for Europe and Asia at Coindesk and Aaron Stanley, Strategic Communications Lead at Sweetbridge to talk about the latest news, including: Police Confiscate some Bitcoin, Coinbase gets political, and Retur...Show More
Ep. 55. Unlocking Institutional Capital in Crypto

41:16 | Jul 19th, 2018

Sarah and Sara go through a run down of the latest crypto news including: Blackrock explore bitcoin, close a ‘strategic investment round’, and will there be Major League Baseball Crypto? We kick things off with Blackrock beginning to expl...Show More
Ep. 54. Is Crypto Going Mainstream?

50:55 | Jul 12th, 2018

Simon and Sara sit down with Noelle Acheson Coindesk, Editorial Producer and Joon Ian Wong, Coindesk, Managing Director Europe/Asia to discuss the latest blockchain news, including: Todd McDonald had a Corda, The FCA is letting Blockchain play in th...Show More
Ep. 53. Is Anyone Doing Decentralisation Right?

46:44 | Jul 5th, 2018

Sarah and Sara sit down with Maya Kumar, Head of UK & Ireland for Luno to discuss the latest blockchain news, including: EOS & IOTA come under scrutiny, SolarisBank launches Blockchain Factory, and are Facebook going to acquire Coinbase? Simon al...Show More
Ep. 52. Cryptowinter is Coming......or Not?

50:01 | Jun 28th, 2018

Sarah sits down with Pete Rizzo, Editor at Coindesk and Anastasia Andrianova, CEO of Akropolis to discuss the latest blockchain news including: Stellar looking to acquire Chain, US Secret Service on Anonymous crypto, and #21e800. All this and more ...Show More
Ep. 51. ETH Passes Dowey Test, Ripple isn’t ready and is Bitcoin Un-Tethered?

1:02:14 | Jun 21st, 2018

Simon and Taylor sit down in the WeWork Aldgate offices in London to catch-up and have some very emphatic discussions on the latest blockchain news. Colin also interviews Stephen Palley, Partner at Anderson Kill. All this and more on this week's e...Show More
Ep. 50. Amber Baldet Goes Over Clovyr, EOS Launch Woes, And Ripple Gets Sued Again

57:17 | Jun 14th, 2018

Simon sits down with Amber Baldet, CEO and Co-Founder of Clovyr in the 11:FS offices in WeWork Aldgate in London for our landmark 50th episode of Blockchain Insider. We bring you an interview with crypto queen Amber Baldet, Ripple under security scr...Show More
Ep 49. Live from Money20/20 Europe: Interviews With Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Brad Zastrow from Dash

31:31 | Jun 7th, 2018

We kick things off with the Blockchain portion of our live show from the Arena Stage, by talking cargo on a blockchain! Can companies revolutionise their shipping systems by utilising the technology? Find out what the team had to think about the Maer...Show More
Ep. 48. Tokenising the World, Bitcoin Price Probe and EOS Security Issues

45:00 | May 31st, 2018

First up, the US launch a probe into Bitcoin price manipulation (shock). Spoofing and fake buy/sell orders among a flurry of other illegal practices are what the justice department are focusing on. A long time coming some would say... Next up, token...Show More
Ep. 47. Circle the Bitcoin Unicorn with R3 CTO Richard Brown

49:07 | May 24th, 2018

Colin G. Platt is back in our offices talking to Pete Townsend, CEO and Founder of Norio Ventures, and Richard Brown, CTO of our Lead Sponsor for Blockchain Insider, R3. The trio discuss Circle's status as a bitcoin unicorn, Consensys collaboration ...Show More
Ep. 46. A General Consensus

43:55 | May 17th, 2018

Sarah Kocianski sits down with Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Reporter at Business Insider to discuss Amber Baldet's new startup, HSBC make waves with soybeans, and Citizen Reserves fires tokens at the international defence industry. Simon also meets ...Show More
Ep. 45. Taylor-Copeland Lawsuits Send Ripples Through XRP’s Security Status

33:42 | May 10th, 2018

Our hosts take an in-depth look on the most interesting news in blockchain this week. Focusing on: what impact the SEC's decision on Ethereum will have on ICOs, Ripple being sued for security violations, and the likelihood of Fedcoin. All this and ...Show More
Ep. 44. Deutsche Wish Your Profit Was Hot Like Binance

52:20 | May 3rd, 2018

Our hosts take an in-depth look on the most interesting news in blockchain this week. Focusing on: 1 in 5 financial institutions considering cryptocurrency trading, Binance making more than Deutsche Bank, Gary Gensler's new focus on blockchain, and U...Show More
Ep. 43. Sexism in Crypto, Pornhub takes Verge, and Binance Denies the Dollar

39:32 | Apr 26th, 2018

Our hosts take an in-depth look on the most interesting news in blockchain this week. Focusing on: Cambridge Analytica's virtual currency plans, Pornhub accepting Verge, Binance denying dollar trading, Coinbase suspending Wikileaks bitcoin account, a...Show More
Ep. 42. Santander Makes Ripples and Charles Hoskinson Shares His Vision of Cardano

54:40 | Apr 19th, 2018

Our hosts take an in-depth look on the most interesting news in blockchain this week. Looking at: Santander's new blockchain-based money transfer service with Ripple, Coinbase acquiring, R3's Corda expands with SBI subsidiary, Barclays commi...Show More
Ep. 41. Twitter Blocks Bitcoin, Monero Splits Opinion & is Ripple a Security

1:10:29 | Apr 12th, 2018

Bitcoin’s twitter account got hacked, causing yet another Internet-wide discussion on the death of free speech. It split the community and Colin clues us in on why both sides of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash think they’re right. Coinbase launch their ear...Show More
Ep. 40. Dodgy Words from Binance, Vitalik Buterin Savages Faketoshi and Bluezelle's CEO Pavel Bains

48:58 | Apr 5th, 2018

Binance billionaire Changpeng Zhao makes a few very dodgy statements on a potential exchange that Simon and Sara both agree might be more than a little bit biased. Ethereum falters with the influx of ASIC mining rigs in the market. Simon explains th...Show More
Ep. 39. Coinbase Goes ERC-20, Bitcoin’s Lightning Lift Off and Coinfloor’s Obi Nwosu

1:06:35 | Mar 29th, 2018

Kicking off the show, R3’s CEO declares blockchain a once in a lifetime opportunity for financial markets. New opportunities chased by Deutsche Börse and HQLAx, the finance magnates are looking to build a securities lending platform on blockchain. ...Show More
Ep. 38. LIVE: Lightning Strikes Bitcoin and Binance Gets Its DEX on

1:10:38 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Kicking things off on a special live episode, has Bitcoin solved its scaling issues? Lightning Network launches, more than doubling transaction speeds! Colin is keen to explain it all. 'Bitcoin investors are clueless' says Visa's CFO. Are cryptocurr...Show More
Ep. 37. Sandra Ro, Women in Blockchain and Tracking Crypto Crime

1:00:43 | Mar 15th, 2018

First up, Binance are offering a $250,000 bounty for the arrest of hackers that tried to infiltrate the exchange earlier in March! Is Bitcoin as untraceable as we think? The met police claim that Bitcoin is not anonymous and is easy to track! Simon...Show More
Ep. 36. The Empire Strikes Bitcoin and an Exclusive Interview With Joe Lubin

1:04:41 | Mar 8th, 2018

First up, Coinbase is hit with not one but two class action Lawsuits! They've been accused of insider Bitcoin Cash trading and when you look at it's price chart, it doesn't help their case brighter news though it plans that Coinbase m...Show More
Ep. 35. Get Bits or Die Tryin' and Ripple Explain XRP

56:11 | Mar 1st, 2018

First up, this week's big news that Circle (backed by none other than Goldman-Sachs) have acquired crypto exchange Poloniex. Is this Wallstreet's 'in' to Crypto? Moving on to some regulatory news, NYC lawmakers claim that they are 'open' to revisit...Show More
Ep. 34. Vitalik drops crypto truth bombs, Ellen explains bitcoin and the Brooklyn project

54:05 | Feb 22nd, 2018

First up on today's show from CNBC, the US government is nowhere near regulating Bitcoin. Rob Joyce emphasised the need to better understand the cryptocurrencies and our team discuss how this has been greeted positively by the trader community especi...Show More
Ep. 33. Blythe Masters Interview, hacks, non-hacks & Europe's crypto crackdown

1:06:56 | Feb 15th, 2018

Simon and Sara (no Colin this week) tackle the week's news stories Kicking off with the biggest story: France and Germany's crackdown on crypto. France and Germany have put it to the G20 that the time has come to regulate IPOs and bitcoin. In a join ...Show More
Ep. 32. Jameson Lopp, the Market be down but Enterprise is up

1:25:20 | Feb 8th, 2018

In this episode, Simon, Colin and guest Sara Feenan dissect the week's news and we have a fantastic interview from Jameson Lopp! Kicking off with the biggest story of the... year? The market be down: prices have tumbled 50% from all time highs, is ...Show More
Ep. 31. South Korea's ban, Japan's hack, Robinhood and the future of crypto

1:21:42 | Feb 1st, 2018

We begin with big news from South Korea, as they announce that 6 major banks will facilitate data sharing with Cryptocurrency exchanges. Money laundering and tax evasion have been large governmental concerns with regards to crypto and it seems South ...Show More
Ep. 30. Bitcoin Falls, Whales Rise and an Interview With bitFlyer CEO

1:03:49 | Jan 25th, 2018

After the market beatdown, Simon and Colin dissect the sustainability of current prices and how much longer regulators will stand idly by whilst pump and dumps continue to happen. Our first story comes from Coindesk, talking about the price action wh...Show More
Ep.29. Kraken on With Crypto After the Market Bloodbath

1:04:31 | Jan 18th, 2018

On today's show, we just had to start with crypto price bloodbath January has brought. Simon and Colin dissect rumours of centralised exchanges being banned in China & South Korea, as winter comes for crypto markets. Next, Mike Novagratz makes a '$4...Show More
Ep. 28. Where now for Ripple? & Blockchain gets all Zuck'ed up

1:03:23 | Jan 11th, 2018

We begin this week's news by discussing Mark Zuckerberg's interest in decentralisation, as he made it his 'challenge of the year' to study how it could 'fix' Facebook. Speaking of Zuck, XRP (Ripple's crypto-currency) had an incredible run up peaking ...Show More
Ep. 27. XRP's Ripple effect and Blockchain use cases

57:08 | Jan 4th, 2018

Welcome to the very first show of 2018! We kick off the year with a bang, including some of the biggest stories from the holiday season, our predictions for 2018 and an interview with Peter Rizzo, Editor at Coindesk. First up on the first show of 20...Show More
Ep. 26. Holiday Interview Special - Tim Swanson, & Somil Goyal: Adjoint

59:12 | Dec 28th, 2017

As it's the Christmas break we are not here this week! But instead of the usual news overview we're giving you an interview-only special show, featuring Tim Swanson and Somil Goyal from new smart contracts start up Adjoint. Tim and Colin look back a...Show More
Ep. 25. Keanu Reeves on bitcoin, Vanguard on Blockchain and Cardano

1:03:13 | Dec 21st, 2017

G-Sass is back in France this week but that won't stop him joining Simon for this week's installment of the news show. First up this week, the guys explore the implications of competition in the crypto futures space, as the CME launches its contract...Show More
Ep. 24. CBOE futures, Bitcoin mining energy usage & investing responsibly

1:00:50 | Dec 14th, 2017

G Sass is back in London for a second week in a row to join Simon for this week's recap of the top Blockchain news - and what a week of news it was. Bitcoin futures are now available for trading through CBOE. So what's a future, what's the significa...Show More
Ep. 23. Bitcoin goes stratospheric, Ethereum Cryptokitties and R3 CEO interview

1:11:10 | Dec 7th, 2017

Colin has returned to the UK from his Australian adventure to join Simon back at our home in WeWork, Aldgate Tower. Once more, Bitcoin has hit a record high. But could the cryptocurrency's price be losing momentum? Bitcoin exchange Coinbase now has m...Show More
Ep. 22. Can Bitcoin really hit $100,000?

1:02:19 | Nov 30th, 2017

This week, normal service is resumed as we returned, inexorably, to ANOTHER new Bitcoin high - this time, over $9,000 and, according to many, fast approaching $10,000. So is it just the result of more buyers than sellers in the market, or could there...Show More
Ep. 21. Bitcoin futures & ConsenSys London launch party

44:13 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Welcome to an unusual show for us in recent weeks, as a new bitcoin high doesn't feature as our lead story! Getting us off the mark, the guys explore the new Bitcoin futures option from LedgerX priced at $10,000. Why did someone buy it, and could we...Show More
Ep. 20. The greatest (bitcoin) story ever told!

1:09:22 | Nov 16th, 2017

The death of SegWit2x - what happened, why and what does it mean for bitcoin? How did $160m Eth get locked up in Parity wallets, and why might a fork be the only way to get it out? One of the greatest comebacks in (DLT) history - how could the former...Show More
Ep. 19. The prequel to the greatest (bitcoin) story ever told

57:20 | Nov 9th, 2017

First up this week - and what a week - we can confirm that SegWit2x is not going ahead! For more on this story, tune in to next week's episode. In this episode, we focus on the run up to what was nearly the biggest fork of the year. We return to th...Show More
Ep. 18. Bitcoin soaring, plus ICOs, hipsters and Tezos

1:01:57 | Nov 2nd, 2017

First up on today's show, Simon and Colin tackle "tulip mania" and other common misconceptions about crypto assets. Bitcoin has hit yet another all time high - but is the price the key figure or should we be focusing on the growth in use and user num...Show More
Ep. 17. Bitcoin price explodes, ICOs implode and CEO of Ripple Interview

54:18 | Oct 26th, 2017

First up on this week’s show, Bitcoin keeps marching on, and it seems institutional money is behind its buoyancy. BlackRock, LedgerX, Wall Street - why it’s good news that everyone’s got an opinion on Bitcoin right now. The guys also dissect the Tezo...Show More
Ep. 16. Eth and Bitcoin forks, Bitcoin all-time high and Ripple vs R3

1:05:21 | Oct 19th, 2017

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 Bitc...Show More
Ep. 15. What the hell is Segwit2x, enterprise Blockchain and more regulators weigh in

1:05:09 | Oct 12th, 2017

This week Simon and Colin crunch through all the week's top news. Why's everyone talking about SegWit2x, when will it happen and what does it mean for the future of bitcoin? Switzerland looks set to remain 'crypto valley' with talk of a code of cond...Show More
Ep. 14. Legitimising crypto exchanges & ICOs: South Korea, Australia & DJ Khaled weigh in

1:07:56 | Oct 5th, 2017

In this episode: Simon, Colin and special guest Frank Schuil CEO and co-founder of Safello break down the last week's headlines including: The latest on the traditional finance vs crypto-currencies saga, with Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF sp...Show More
Ep. 13. Jamie Dimon vs Bitcoin, Ethereum Mixers & Blockchain Live

54:15 | Sep 28th, 2017

In this episode: We bring you the second part of our series of Interviews from Blockchain Live, including Sam Chadwick from Thomson Reuters, Gemma Milne, journalist and podcast host of Science: Disrupt; and Kaspar Korjus from the Estonian Republic. ...Show More
Ep 12. Beyond Bitcoin - Blockchain Live and EOS Interview

34:22 | Sep 21st, 2017

In this episode: Simon takes us through the week's top stories including BTCC ceasing trading in China; John McAffee's challenge on Jamie Dimon; and Vitalik Buterin's claim we're in an ICO bubble. Also: we ain't saying he a gold digger - but Jamie ...Show More
Ep. 11. Bitcoin is dead. Long live Bitcoin

46:19 | Sep 14th, 2017

Simon and Colin take you through the madness that is this week's news including: China bans bitcoin, again! Tax Exemptions for bitcoin exchanges - does taxing them make them more real? As Japan launches major bitcoin mining centre, we ask if Japan i...Show More
Ep. 10. China draws first regulatory blood on ICOs

1:06:04 | Sep 6th, 2017

In this episode: Simon and Colin and special guest, Fintech Insider and 11:FS' Jason Bates, break down the top news stories of the week including: -The PBOC declares ICOs illegal Crypto markets tumble 20% as a result Messenger app Kik raises fund...Show More
Ep. 9. Will regulators kill ICOs and Tokens?

1:13:41 | Aug 31st, 2017

In this episode: Simon, Colin and guests Kadhim Shubber and break down the top news stories of the last week including: Bitcoin Segwit upgrade goes live While Ethereum’s upgrade could still be a long wait More regulators opine on tokens -And Burg...Show More
Ep. 8 Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Bonds and Insurance on Blockchains

1:07:58 | Aug 24th, 2017

In this episode: Simon, Colin and guests Steve Webb and Hadi Kabalan break down the top news stories of the last week including: Bitcoin Cash hits $1000, then quickly returns to $600! The first bond on blockchain IOTA the Internet of Things “Block...Show More
Ep. 7. Filecoin's record-breaking raise & Tezos launching a VC fund

1:17:02 | Aug 17th, 2017

As Bitcoin makes new highs, surpassing $4000 over the week, we look into the stories behind cryptocurrencies, tokens and DLTs. In this week's show we cover: Filecoin overtakes Tezos for the largest crowdfunding ever, topping $250m in just one hour ...Show More
Ep. 6. How to get a job in blockchain & Bitcoin Cash: week one roundup

58:59 | Aug 10th, 2017

In this episode: Simon and Colin break down: high profile bankers leaving for cryptocurrency startups, The Chicago Board of Exchange announces that it will launch Bitcoin Futures, and ICO funding tops half a billion dollars in the month of July and ...Show More
Ep. 5. The Bitcoin Fork and Bitcoin Cash

1:00:18 | Aug 3rd, 2017

In another packed episode Simon and Colin discuss the latest news in the industry including the arrest of Alexander Vinnik and seizure of Bitcoin exchange BTC-e; Ethereum miners chartering jumbo jets and of course the Bitcoin split - and we have a co...Show More
Ep. 4: The SEC verdict on ICOs, the Parity hack and bitcoin forks!

1:15:50 | Jul 27th, 2017

Colin and Simon are joined by author Chris Burniske for the news. They cover the top stories rocking the blockchain and cryto space right now, kicking off with the Parity hack last week, which has as many twists and turns as a heist movie after $32M...Show More
Ep. 3: Bitcoin Signs & is Crypto a New Religion?

1:23:44 | Jul 20th, 2017

This week Simon and guests talk through a guy holding up a “Buy Bitcoin” sign who gets $15,000 donated as a result, the developments in “DLT” and corporate Blockchain, Revolut's integration of bitcoin, and will Mauritius really become "Ether Island"...Show More
Ep. 2: Tokenomics, FOMO and $566M in a month

50:29 | Jul 13th, 2017

We talk Governments getting into Blockchain - will regulation be led by China and Singapore?, cryptocurrencies finally being taken seriously by banks, governments and regulating bodies - and then conversely, the fear of missing out now has its own co...Show More
Ep. 1: Ongoing Token Madness

55:09 | Jul 6th, 2017

In this episode: Today we will talk about the ongoing token madness, the importance of the state of Delaware, followed by some Blockchain news, including the importance of bitcoin in both the sale of marijuana and related and unrelated transaction s...Show More
Blockchain Special Part 1: Tokens

1:22:06 | Jul 6th, 2017

As crypto currency interest and prices reach an all time high Simon and Colin bring you the first of a three part special on Blockchain. We delve into the hurricane of news that surfaced this week talking all time high prices, Bitcoin's effect on nat...Show More
Blockchain Special Part 3: EEA and ZCash

1:08:47 | Jul 6th, 2017

In the third of our three part Blockchain Special, Simon and Colin are joined by some very special guests to discuss EEA, ZCash and the potential similarities between blockchain and the rise of cryptocurrencies and the dot-com bubble in the 90s, and ...Show More
Blockchain Special Part 2: Consensus Recap

51:51 | Jul 6th, 2017

Part 2 of our Blockchain Special, Simon and Colin with a roster of fascinating guests focus on the recent Consensus conference. We cover what the conference is, who should be attending and where it means to the industry. We give you a crash course on...Show More