Decentral Talk Live features a diverse collection of guests this week from all over the decentralized and disruptive technology community. Topics include security and regulatory compliance, publishing, branding, web-development, and building features on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.
Balancing security and privacy with regulatory compliance is a tricky business when it comes to digital currencies. This week, DTL talks with Amber Scott, founder and “Chief AML Ninja” of Outlier Services. Scott is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP) with a degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo, where she helped develop the first applied psychology course on criminal profiling. In 2013, she founded Outlier Solutions to provide AML and CTF compliance for financial services (including casinos, insurance, accountants, real estate, securities/investments, digital currencies and more). Among other security-related topics, Scott delves into the complex world of financial regulation and gives tips on dealing with banks — always a tricky problem for Bitcoin companies.
Craig Sellars, the CTO of the Mastercoin Foundation, joins DTL to discuss its communications protocol. Mastercoin uses the Bitcoin blockchain to enable features such as smart contracts, user currencies and decentralized peer-to-peer exchanges. A common analogy used to describe the relation of the Master Protocol to Bitcoin is that of HTTP to TCP/IP. Like the Master Protocol, HTTP is the application layer for the more fundamental transport and internet layers of TCP/IP, such as Bitcoin.
As co-founder and CTO of Tether, Sellars also answers questions about this fiat currency token platform on the Bitcoin blockchain. Tether aims to provide a quick and secure way to store, send and receive real-world currency as if it were bitcoin.
Themes for this week will also include communication and marketing in the Bitcoin space.
Rik Willard, CEO of MintCombine, a think tank and product lab delivering blockchain solutions for brands and causes, will talk about the challenges of navigating the complex economic environment of emerging decentralized digital engagement ecosystems.
Mitchell Callahan, Founder and COO at Saucal, will provide insight into his Bitcoin & web application development firm.
Jeffrey Tucker, Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, a subscription-based, action-focused social and publishing platform for the liberty minded, will share his enthusiasm for sharing and promoting ideas that support freedom.
Decentral Talk Live airs new episodes at 3 pm EST, Monday through Friday, on decentral.tv.