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On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee invite back Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO of Lightning Labs, and technical advisor to Amentum Capital. Their team recently scaled bitcoin payments in a huge way, and have released the Lightning Pool, and a decentralized money market for Bitcoin to find a real-time lending rate. The Lightning Pool combines a myriad of technologies the Lightning engineering team and community have worked on, and allows Lightning to be more friendly for mainstream usage. Try to keep up as Olaoluwa breaks down…


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On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Petty go in deeper on the decentralized web with one of the storage related subject matter experts that started it all, David Vorick. If Juan Benet of Filecoin is Microsoft, then David is Steve Jobs to the Siacoin/Skynet ecosystem. Building a decentralized storage protocol can be done in a few ways; David’s team went the route of building their vision iteratively, in hopes the adoption would come. …


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On this episode of BlockChannel, Mckie and Dee have a sit-down with McKie’s trading/fund mentor Kevin Zhou of Galois Capital. We catch up on what’s new an DeFi, what sort of wins Kevin’s team has been making in the markets, and some general insights you’ll definitely find useful. A repeat guest, Kevin is always full of fresh knowledge to help you grow on your trading journey — might as well learn from one of the best.

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Galois Capital: http://galois.capital

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On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty finally have another discussion about NFTs, it’s been a couple of years…and finally that narrative has reached maturity. We take this resurgence in the non-fungible narrative to speak to Kayvon and Matt from the Foundation team. They’re building a “cultural stock exchange of value”, and if that sounds obscure and futuristic, that’s because it is. And, we think it’s the future, after this, you may too.

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Foundation Exchange: https://foundation.app

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On this episode of Blockchannel, Mckie and Dr. Petty begin the new season with some legal disclaimers and warnings on how to best think about DeFi, with crypto lawyer Alexander Lindgren. We go over some common cases and assumptions/misconceptions on the legality of custody, and other common red flags to avoid when building a project that’s built around composability and potential asset risk.

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LLOY Law: lloylaw.com

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HandyMiner is ready for the Goldshell HS1-PLUS

We’ve been back to work cooking up support for Goldshell’s latest line of Handshake Blake2bSHA3 ASICs. A step-up improvement from the batch that debuted in Q2 2020, these feature 4 additional hash workers and a larger heat sync, plus an improved power supply for better performance - providing ~110GH with just 115watts.

It’s small and quiet enough for a desk, and low-powered enough to run anywhere in your home. When coupled with the HandyMiner ecosystem of software using our GUI and CLI, your experience is simple, allowing you to mine in less than <60 seconds.

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Explaining the Impending DWeb Explosion

By: Steven McKie [Note: This essay was originally posted on the Amentum Capital blog August 19th, 2020.]

We’ve been constantly researching and exploring the complex science that is decentralized governance, finance, and autonomous organization & institutions, to provide you insights into what will emerge as our industry progresses at a staggering pace. We’ve explored privacy, legitimacy, emergent socio-political structures — and we most recently delved into the science and art of launching public blockchains themselves.

With a growing capital rich ecosystem at the cusp of another major phase of maturity this cycle, now is the best time to breakdown what…


A 10x Improvement in Handshake Mining UX

Project Description: A simple GUI interface for HSD Mining to enable the Goldshell HS1 to communicate with Handshake HSD via Stratum Mining.We’re proud to announce the open beta of the HandyMiner-Goldshell-GUI. Whether you’ve recently purchased a Goldshell HS1 and you’re looking for the simplest way possible to mine for yourself, or you’re gifting a HNS ASIC miner to a friend/family member and don’t want to intimidate them with a complex setup, this is the right application for you.

The mining GUI is dead simple to use. All you have to do is download the software from releases, un-zip, and plug…


ASIC Mining Made Easy

HandyMiner-CLI Dashboard Running w/ the Goldshell HS1 (50GH, 57 watts)

Project Description: A simple CLI interface (+optional Dashboard) for HSD Mining to enable the Goldshell HS1 to communicate with Handshake HSD via Stratum Mining.

We’re proud to announce the open beta of the HandyMiner-Goldshell-CLI. If you’ve recently purchased a Goldshell HS1 and you’re looking for a CLI/Reporting Dashboard that’s easy to use, that would be us.

Goldshell is a dedicated partner to the Handshake community, and they’ve released this device to help make mining more portable again, like when we all could mine with our GPUs. By introducing low-cost, “headerless” miners, anyone can quick start mining HNS with their personal…

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