Block Talk

Block Talk

By Leroy Forbes Jr.
Entertainingly simplifying news and information on blockchain technology and cryptos for everyone - newbies and veterans alike! Bitcoin, blockchain, altcoins, ICOs... what exactly are they anyway and what can they do? Join your host, Leroy Forbes Jr., as he explores this new technology and speculates on its future possibilities.
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Ripple: The Basics
In this episode, we break down the crypto that has come to be known as "the crypto for banks". From small online payment processing to international payment settlements for dozens of banks around the world, Ripple has been putting in real work! This rise to prominence did not come without some resistance/debate though.. and for good reason. PLEASE don't hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: Web - www.blocktalkpod.com Email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
39:02
January 16, 2019
Ethereum: The Basics
 In this episode, we break down the DIY King of Crypto: Ethereum. From a project with lofty goals in 2013, to arguably the second most popular name among the thousands of crypto available in 2019 - the Ethereum platform has broken a lot of ground and helped push innovation forward in the blockchain space. PLEASE don't hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: web - www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
28:51
January 8, 2019
Altcoins: The Basics
In this episode, we break down the crypto assets that people often refer to as "altcoins". This often leads to new questions from newer people in the field: What exactly are these altcoins? Are they related to Bitcoin? What are "cryptoeconomics" and/or "tokenomics" that people keep talking about? We'll be looking at questions like these as well as the importance of personal research (hint: whitepapers are your best friend). PLEASE don't hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: web - https://www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
34:49
November 19, 2018
Blockchain: The Basics
In this episode, we break down the key word behind all the hype - BLOCKCHAIN! The blueprint behind all the madness: from wildly successful businesses/projects that have gained global recognition to insane internet scams that have gained global notoriety (*cough cough* BitConnect *cough cough*) - it all starts with blockchain. So let's get to the bottom of it to see what this tech is and why so many are looking for ways to use it. PLEASE dont' hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: web - https://www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
32:37
November 11, 2018
Bitcoin: The Basics
In this episode, just as the title says, we're gonna be breaking down the biggest fish in the entire ocean of cryptocurrencies: bitcoin. Believe it or not, most crypto projects use the bitcoin blueprint as a starting point for their work; so it's almost fair to say that every other crypto on the market today is bitcoin's son (since they were directly/indirectly born from its original design). READ THE BITCOIN WHITE PAPER: it is very thorough and answers ALL the basic questions most people have about the crypto - https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper PLEASE don't hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: web - https://www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
49:51
October 28, 2018
The Story of Money: From Barter to Bitcoin
In this episode, we start setting up the foundation that we'll need to develop a clear understanding of some of the core concepts of cryptos. An essential part of that foundation is a clear understanding of what exactly a "currency" is, how people came to use the different currencies throughout human history, and why many people see these "digital/intangible/unregulated/etc. cryptos" as legit currencies that could potentially disrupt current financial systems. Side note: I feel like I'm getting better at this audio-editing thing! Any tips/tricks from experience in this field? PLEASE don't hesitate to share :D!! And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach me: web - https://www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_
45:16
September 24, 2018
Welcome To Block Talk!!
The very first in a soon-to-be series of episodes from your soon-to-be favorite podcast host, Leroy Forbes Jr. Instead of diving straight into any of the topics here, I wanted to use this episode to give listeners an idea of who I am and what moved me to step so far outside of my comfort zone to start this podcast. Side note: It IS the first episode of my first podcast ever, so please cut me some slack with the audio if it isn't the absolute best quality. I'll have this audio-editing thing down by Episode 2... promise! :D And don't forget to hit all those buttons on your screen (like, subscribe, share, etc.) and, if you really like the show, drop a review or comment so that others can find the pod! All criticism is welcome, especially if it's positive ;) Reach us: web - https://www.blocktalkpod.com email - blocktalkpod@gmail.com FB - @BlockTalkPod IG - @blocktalkpod Twitter - @BlockTalkPod_ Again, thank you for tuning in - enjoy the ride!
31:22
August 3, 2018