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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Feb 23, 2018

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Brian Kelly of BKCM talks about token-curated registries, such as the proposal for Messari, by Ryan Selkis, formerly of Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, and why such TCRs are probably a good idea, but what pitfalls they may face. We also discuss the highly anticipated launch of crypto trading on Robinhood and look behind the scenes at Venezuela's new crypto offering, the petro.

Token curated registries:

Proposal for Messari:

TCRs generally:

A curated list of resources on TCRs:

Robinhood launches crypto trading:


A good tweet storm on some of the issues surrounding the petro's launch:

Some meeting having to do with the petro that Laura found amusing -- the guy's smiles begin around 00:25: