In this special episode JJ interviews Maksim Balashevich the founder of Santiment. Having recently held a successful token sale based on the Ethereum blockchain Santiment is building a platform for cutting-edge data feeds covering cryptocurrency markets similar to what you might find on the Bloomberg Terminal.
Maksim describes his history with traditional stock trading and how he discovered Bitcoin. A recurring theme is his focus on gauging trader and market sentiment. The Santiment platform will offer several options for subscribing and trying the data feeds. There is also a long term plan to provide a SanBase database of general and validated company/project information for free.
Part of the issue with the current climate in crypto news is the lack of coverage surrounding the newest projects. There are simply too many to track without a large organization. On top of that, the early days of a project tend to include the Initial Coin/Token Offering when the need for due diligence information is the highest.
Trump takes office and signs executive orders like they’re autographs. We discuss a letter from a listener. Bloomberg has a revealing article detailing how Deutsche Bank helped the world’s oldest bank Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena hide a 367 million euro gambling loss in 2008. Pedro talks about Project Alchemy, an effort to create a bridge between Zcash and Ethereum blockchains. We also talk about a bill in the Washington state Senate proposing to bar legal marijuana companies from using bitcoin and about how they are already denied bank access thanks to Federal policy. A draft of changes to Israeli tax code sees bitcoin users suffering a 25% capital gains tax and a 17% VAT. Some WhatsApp users are not taking the time to carefully configure security features. Abra bitcoin wallet app focuses on inter-currency exchange through local human ATMs called Tellers… Local Bitcoins just went International. Bots are good for trading but the real news is that Bloomberg bitcoin news coverage has matured. Ziftrcoin is no more.
All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 191 — Wednesday January 25th, 2017!
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