Episode 107

Creator of DogeCoin
16 October 2017 Comments
00:00:00 01:10:45
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Guest Interview:
Jackson is the creator of DogeCoin, a decentralised, peer-to-peer digital currency. Jackson and Kevin discuss the possibility of a 'Cryptocurrency Bubble' and what that will mean for investors.

Some of the topics that we cover in our chat with Jackson include:
  • Kevin and Jackson discuss Kevin Roose’s New York Times article: "Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge".
  • Jackson’s involvement in Dogecoin and why he backed away from the cryptocurrency space.
  • We ask: What happens when the bubble bursts?
  • How the crypto bubble compares to the dot-com boom.
  • The harsh reality that 90% of companies currently doing ICO’s are driven by the cash grab opportunity rather than a desire to improve the technology.
  • Why you should only invest what you can afford to lose.
  • The pro’s and con’s of the crypto bubble.
  • Jackson questions the motive behind businesses raising money via ICO’s instead of US Dollars.
  • Why the companies raising over 300M are worrisome and risky investments.
  • Jackson’s thoughts on a national cryptocurrency vs. a digital cash system. 
  • How volatility and transaction fees are hindering widespread adoption of Bitcoin.
  • The role of the nation state.
  • Jackson reflects on some current sentiments in the Bay Area.
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Founder and CEO at ManageFlitter
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