On this week's show, our host Brian McGleenon is joined by Dankrad Feist, a core researcher at the Ethereum Foundation. This episode forecasts the disruptive impact of the coming Ethereum 'merge' on the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We look at the impact on the price of Ethereum's native cryptocurrency, ether, which will become a deflationary token following the merge. The world's second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap will make a full transition from the high energy intensive 'proof of work' method of validating transactions on the blockchain to a 'proof of stake' way of validation, that will only use a fraction of the energy. The move to 'proof of stake' should appeal to institutional finance who are wary of the ESG implications of the carbon-intensive 'proof of work' method. Institutional Finance may wish to invest in the Ethereum network via 'staking' pools and the coming upgrade could have significant implications on the price of ether.
On this week's show, our host Brian McGleenon is joined by Matt Hookings, the producer and lead actor of 'Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher', also staring Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone. Matt was accompanied in the studio by James Mackie, the Team Lead at Moviecoin, the NFT film funding platform that part-financed the feature film. Also on this week's show is Joe Hunting, the director of 'We Met in Virtual Reality', which was entirely filmed within the Metaverse and was an official selection at this year's Sundance Film Festival. This episode dissects the new 'crypto-wave' of filmmaking, that promises to disrupt how movies are financed, distributed and exhibited, and could turn Hollywood on its head.
On this week's show, our host Brian McGleenon is joined by founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson, Input-Output director of Africa operations John O'Connor and Obama administration presidential appointee and executive director of the Blockchain Foundation Cleve Mesidor. This episode sees the contributors discuss the potential of blockchain technology to forge the foundation of web3 and disrupt legacy systems of government, finance and logistics across the globe.