In this episode, Scott and Anders discuss the history of credit card payments, how credit card data is stored, why breaches occur, and what to look for in the coming months and years as better systems start to emerge.
It costs absurd amounts of money to transfer money or communicate across international borders for no good reason. In this episode, Scott and Anders talk about what’s broken and why, and discuss what the future might look like as the barriers come down.
Bitcoin is great, but it’s still riding on a network that’s controlled by large institutions. What would it look like to have a truly decentralized network? Scott and Anders discuss how it might work in this latest episode.
What if you had the chance to redefine something as fundamental as transportation? Scott and Anders discuss the self driving car and what it could mean to society.
Scott moves from the iPhone to Android and Anders argues Google isn’t eavesdropping even though your phone is always listening!
Peer to peer package delivery via a smartphone app? Scott and Anders discuss a reputation based package delivery system and theorize about the coming world where micro scaling gives rise to ephemeral computing.
Amazon Prime prices have increased – has a master plan been enacted, or is this just the economic reality of inflation? Join Scott and Anders for a discussion about it and a dive into Money Laundering!
An emerging high production value news source, Vice News, covers the situation in the Ukraine demonstrating a hint at journalism’s future and the biggest bid ever for users with Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp demonstrating that people will pay for a service.
Charlie Shrem’s arrest and MtGox shutting down BTC transfers have caused movements in the price of bitcoin. And Scott visits Tony Hsieh’s Downtown project in Las Vegas.