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State of Blockchain Q4 2018- Are ICO’s dead?

Separating the FUD, the FOMO, the hype, and looking at real numbers, we analyze the state of blockchain today in Q4 of 2018. Should we bearish, bullish, or both? Listen to find out.

C. Edward Kelso & Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

Matt and Kelso examine crazy amounts of money thrown at blockchain
projects. Warranted or not, blockchain is officially a multi billion dollar industry, and it has achieved that status during what’s now known as the extended Crypto Winter -- a bear market closing in on a year long. And estimates by industry insiders claim 2018 is on pace to break investing even during the bull run of late last year.

1:30 - Elon Musk vs. the SEC
5:28 - The ecosystem health outside of tokens (Coinbase,
7:09 - The bear market
9:04 - Wealth transfer and ICOs
11:26 - Are token sales for the people?
13:37 - Major investments outside of ICO’s, Dow Jones, and Fundamentals
15:18 - Gearing up for the next bull run
17:56 - Going back to Bitcoin in 2013 to provide perspective for today

Mentioned in the show:
2013 Bitcoin Conf
Vitalik Buterin: Crypto Growth Nears Ceiling
With at least .3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

About the Hosts

C. Edward Kelso

C. Edward Kelso has written hundreds of articles as a journalist covering a range of topics from international finance, regulation, to cryptocurrency philosophy, interviews with luminaries, and book reviews. He is a longtime journalist focusing on financial technology, with a particular emphasis on global political structures and their influence.

Being based in San Diego, California USA allows him to experience binational economic arrangements (Mexico and the United States mostly) alongside a local hub of technology sector businesses -- from genomics to mobile phones.

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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