— Promoting widespread adoption of crypto currency by providing access.
— Navigating regulations in different countries when it comes to cryptocurrencies.
— The value of proof-of-work in blockchain tech and how it helps to decentralize, promote reliability.
— Overcoming censorship efforts utilizing blockchain.
About the Guests:
– Michael Vogel is the founder of Netcoins and creator of the Virtual Bitcoin ATM (TM). Netcoins’ software turns any device into a Bitcoin ATM, and provides over 7000 retailers a free and convenient way to sell cryptocurrency without a physical ATM machine. In March 2018, Netcoins became the first Bitcoin Exchange / ATM company to be publicly listed ($NETC on the Canadian Stock Exchange). Netcoins has also enabled a new category of of peer-to-peer users; mobile agents / resellers that can use the Virtual ATM to sell Bitcoin within their networks without needing to hold any Bitcoin inventory (or be exposed to price fluctuation). The company is able to cater to institutional / investor buyers through its Private Brokerage division. Michael’s background is in engineering and he has been involved in many product launches at various tech companies prior to founding Netcoins in 2014. The Netcoins team is based in Vancouver, Canada.
– Maxwell Sanchez is Co-Founder and CTO of VeriBlock, a blockchain software development company. He is also the co-inventor of the Proof-of-Proof protocol which enables blockchains to inherit Bitcoin’s computational security in a fully decentralized, transparent, trustless, and permissionless manner. Passionate about decentralized and trustless technologies since 2011, Maxwell has built remote miner management software, OpenCL/CUDA GPU miners, cloud services, cryptocurrencies, and more for the blockchain ecosystem. He is a lead developer of the three-year-old Curecoin project which rewards users for contributing idle computing resources to biomedical research, developed the first public blockchain testnet to use post-quantum cryptography, and actively works on alternative blockchain security and scalability solutions leveraging level-2 technologies. Previously interviewed at Distributed: Markets (Chicago), linked here.