In the first episode, hosts David Whiting and Andrew Mailen will focus on how blockchain is going through a publicity crisis after Facebook and Google banned crypto-related products and services. Questions such as “How will advertisers redirect spending in post-Facebook and Google ICOs?” and “How will blockchain move forward with its identity being linked to the “shady” crypto industry?” will be answered.
David and Andrew introduce each other and get into their background work and how they are connected to the yet-explored world of crypto-currency. They give an overview of what the show is about and why they formed the show. They dive into the news of Facebook and google’s advertising practices. They analyze the ramifications of the social media site’s banning crypto-related products and services such as ICOs. Talking Alternative Executive Producer Sam Liebowitz chimes in and asks Andrew why people are so hesitant to use blockchain out of fears of the technology running out other businesses.
David and Andrew break down how blockchain can rebuild its identity. How blockchain became so synonymous with crypto and the shady crypto world. The issue with ICOs trying to market their own coins and the problems this practice causes in the rest of the community. Andrew gives his experience dealing with companies trying to improve their coins. The two hosts discuss what tools and resources can be used to help people tell the different types of tokens and they define what an ICO is.
Andrew on the problems with blockchain’s identity: “Blockchain is having an identity crisis. The bad crypto ICO are giving blockchain a bad name.”
David on the problems caused by too many companies promoting different coins: “The frustration is slowing down the innovation and applications of the true coins that should be getting heard.”
David and Andrew go into the money flow of VCs (Virtual Currency). They break down tZero’s ICO and why they are newsworthy in the blockchain community. How the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations impacts the activity of ICOs. David goes into how blockchain is treated in foreign nations such as Sweden and Singapore as well as the dynamics between big and small businesses in the ICO market.
They wrap up the show by introducing their weekly segment “The Blockchain Revolution.” This week, they get into how freight brokers might be going out of business because of VC money. Andrew breaks down the freight industry. They go into how Freight Network can utilize blockchain and how shippers and carriers in the industry can use the technology.