CanCon Podcast Ep. 98: What the hell is going on with cryptocurrency?

CryptoKitties

Today we have a special episode of the CanCon podcast, investigating the fever dream that has swept Canada and the rest of the world: cryptocurrency. We’ve assembled a special collective of guests, including Jim Orlando (OMERS Ventures), Julia Kassam (NEO Exchange), and Matt Roberts (ScaleUP Ventures) to break down all things cryptocurrency – explaining the basic premise, attempting to explain the rampant interest, and barely conceiving of a world where Dogecoin and CryptoKitties are compelling use cases.

We also discuss the heavy environmental cost of mining, the current Canadian regulatory stance (i.e. cryptocurrencies aren’t actually currencies according to the CSA), and how investors and entrepreneurs are trying to get their cut.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew diversifies its digital currency portfolio.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 98 (12/18/17)

CryptoKitties are just a sign of the times
A Canadian Perspective: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain and Cryptotokens
This man has made more money trading cryptokitties than investing in his IRA
Bitcoin’s price spike is driving an extraordinary surge in energy use

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Money City Maniacs” by Sloan

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.