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  • 01:07:58

    Katastroika and the End of Glasnost | High Finance, Corruption and Murder in Russia with Bill Browder

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 33 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Bill Browder. Bill is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was deported from the country and his $4.5bn in assets liquidated. Since 2009, when his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Bill Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. Before founding Hermitage, Browder was vice president at Salomon Brothers. Today's story begins with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It is a story about the plundering of Russian industries and resources by the oligarchs and the consolidation of power in the hands of Vladimir Putin. How did the promises of reform and the opening of Soviet Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980's, lead so quickly to the traumatic redistribution of wealth into the hands of a tiny kleptocracy? What were the mechanisms that facilitated this plundering, and what role have ill-gotten gains played in the mechanics of post-soviet Russia? How important is corruption to the functioning of the Russian state? How would a curtailing of bribery, fraud, and murder represent an existential threat to the current regime? Finally, what does the personal story of Bill Browder - a story of high finance, corruption, and murder - portend for the future of this powerful nation? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:06:37

    How Do You Profit from Cryptocurrencies? | Risks and Opportunities w/Crypto Fund Manager Ari Paul

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    In Episode 32 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Ari Paul, co-founder, and CIO of BlockTower Capital, a hedge fund focused exclusively on the cryptocurrency space. How are crypto fund managers managing risk? What are the existential risk factors to such a new and fledgling market? What sorts of benchmarks are crypto funds using in order to measure performance? Is the benchmark bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, or the broader equity markets? How does a cryptocurrency investor seek alpha in an already uncorrelated market? How might the flood of institutional capital alter these correlations? What does a consolidation in cryptocurrencies look like? Are we verging near a collapse in valuations, and if so, what sorts of tools are available for shorting an overheating market? We also take a look at cash-settled futures markets, consider the use of put and call options, and explore ways of protecting ourselves from counterparty and exchange risk. Finally, we examine some of the most interesting and creative investment opportunities for making money in cryptocurrencies and what you can do in order to take advantage of them. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:40:19

    How Technology is Advancing Networking & Accountability in Commercial Real Estate | Vice Chairman & Co-Head of Alternative Investments Practice for CBRE

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    In this Market Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Ben Friedland, Vice Chairman and Co-Head of CBRE’s Alternative Investments Practice (AIP), an industry-specific practice group focused on advising private equity firms, hedge funds, and other Alternative Investment companies on their real estate strategies throughout New York City and around the world. Throughout his 18+ years with CBRE, Ben has distinguished himself by developing exclusive relationships with many of the world’s most prestigious financial services companies. Partnering closely with his clients, he shapes and implements creative real estate strategies that align with their goals, helping them further efficiencies and achieve significant savings. Ben has consistently been recognized as one of CBRE’s top producers globally and is in a unique position to provide insight into how the forces of technology and globalization are changing this age-old, multi-trillion-dollar industry for the 21st century. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:09:55

    How Do You Value a Cryptocurrency? | Chris Burniske on Cryptoeconomics and How to Build a Financial Model for Valuing Cryptoassets

    · Hidden Forces

    How do you value a cryptocurrency? What are cryptoassets? Can economic and financial models help us build a framework for appraising them? In Episode 31 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Chris Burniske. Chris is a co-founder of Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Before Placeholder, Chris Burniske pioneered ARK Invest's Next Generation Internet strategy, leading the company to become the first public fund manager to invest in cryptocurrency. He then transitioned to focus exclusively on cryptoassets, paving the way for Wall Street to recognize it as a new asset class. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and Forbes. With the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrency having surpassed $800 billion by the start of 2018, it was only a matter of time before Wall Street would stand up and take notice. The establishment of a cash-settled futures market for bitcoin in late 2017 is one of many bullish signs for the long-term viability of cryptoassets. It has also opened the door to further institutional capital and crypto-focused hedge funds with hundreds of millions of dollars to deploy. The opportunities for profitmaking are too lucrative to ignore, but the flood of institutional and private capital into the cryptocurrency space is also fueling a speculative mania. The newness of this asset class and its lack of historical price data make proper valuations even more challenging. So, given these constraints, the question remains, how do you value cryptocurrency? The answer lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and financial modeling. Chris Burniske and Demetri Kofinas start by laying out a taxonomy for cryptoassets that breaks them into three categories: cryptocurrency, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens. In their conversation, they explore how one can learn to differentiate between the different currencies, DApps, and tokens. How does one judge the merits of a white paper, the seriousness of the dev team, and the enthusiasm of early adopters? How important is governance? How can volatility in the underlying token impact the robustness of the software? How do supply schedules determine future values? What are some of the most reliable, early indicators of success or failure for a cryptoventure? These are just some of the questions that Demetri and Chris address in this highly informative and timely conversation. Remember, you can always find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Overcast, and Google Play, where you can subscribe FOR FREE and have future episodes downloaded directly onto your iPhone or Android device. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:05:07

    Can We Learn How to Predict the Future? Mapmaking in the 21st Century | Tim O'Reilly

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 30 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas asks the question, "how can we learn how to predict the future?" According to his guest, Tim O'Reilly, learning how to predict the future starts with building better maps. Tim O'Reilly has played a seminal role in creating the framework through which an entire generation has come to know and understand the modern Internet. If you have ever used terms like “open source” or “web 2.0,” you are relying on the language cultivated by Tim O'Reilly, through his innumerable conferences, gatherings, and intimate conversations. His work has reshaped how people in the computer industry think about technology. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and his most recent book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, forms the basis for much of this conversation. The need to explore is a fundamental driver of human progress. Without it, we would never have ventured off the plains of Africa, conquered the seas, or landed men on the moon. How has humanity managed to navigate the unknown? The process of exploration is one of mapmaking. Maps are not some relics of a bygone era. Maps are not artifacts that exist naturally in the world. Maps are products of the human mind. Mapmaking is the process through which our brains structure time and space; they help us put order around experience. Maps are the expression of human perception. If we want to navigate the world better, and if we want to learn how to predict the future, then we need to build better maps. Tim O'Reilly helps us do just that. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:28:05

    How Do Governments Tax Bitcoin? | A Crypto Tax Accountant on Filing Requirements and Loopholes

    · Hidden Forces

    In this Crypto Forces segment of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Mark DiMichael, a Forensic Accountant with Citrin Cooperman, who specializes in the tax implications for cryptocurrencies. What are the filing requirements for anyone who has profited from, transacted in, or mined a cryptocurrency in the last 9 years? What is a 1031 like-kind exchange, and do cryptocurrencies qualify for this tax exemption? Does each bitcoin transaction qualify as a taxable event? Do governments tax protocol tokens like BTC differently from utility tokens? How will the gains made as a result of forks like that of bitcoin and bitcoin cash, be taxed by governments? Lastly, are there any exemptions or other legal ways to avoid paying taxes on gains made in bitcoin, ethereum, or other cryptocurrencies? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:11:18

    What’s Behind the Protests in Iran? | Hooman Majd on the Forces Driving Change Across the Greater Middle East

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 29 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Iranian-American writer and political commentator, Hooman Majd about the 2017 protests in Iran. How do we interpret the Iranian protests within the wider political, social, cultural, and financial dimensions of the greater Middle East? Hooman Majd is an NBC News contributor, who has written for publications including the New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times, GQ, Time, The Washington Post, and Newsweek, among many others. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, as well as The Ayatollahs' Democracy, and The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay. This is a conversation about Iran, its culture, and its politics, amid the Iranian protests, which have delivered the worst scenes of unrest witnessed since millions took to the streets over a disputed presidential election in 2009. The unrest has reportedly resulted in at least 20 deaths and more than 450 arrests. What is behind the protests in Iran? What do the protests express about the current state of Iranian society, its economy, and its politics? How do the Iranian protests fit within the western-oriented framework of thinking about Iran? How much of what Iran is experiencing today – economically and politically – is the result of forces that are shaping the broader, oil reliant and politically volatile economies of the Middle East? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:26:27

    Industrial Society and Its Future | Machine Intelligence, Encryption, and the Will to Power

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    In Episode 28 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas lays out his vision for a possible future driven by the emergent forces we have been covering on the show. He reads passages from Ted Kaczynski’s “Industrial Society and its Future,” as well as from Bill Joy’s “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us.” He plays clips from interviews with Barack Obama, Tim Cook, and Jamie Dimon, as he considers how power, privacy, and control, all factor into this emerging technological landscape.   What is the goal we seek to attain with our technologies? What are the benefits of allowing the technological, political, and economic forces of the modern age continue unabated, and what are the costs?  Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:19:20

    Distributed Ledger Technology and the Promise of Consensus | Power, Money and Governance in the 21st Century

    · Hidden Forces

    In this Christmas Day release of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas addresses questions related to a documentary released by Mike Maloney about hashgraph and the promise of distributed ledger technology.  Demetri was featured prominently in Part 2 of the documentary, which included reference to the Hashgraph Founders panel put together by Hidden Forces in early-to-mid October of 2017. How can a patented consensus algorithm replace an open-source blockchain protocol? How do the problems of governance and the politics of census factor into the thinking of the hashgraph team? How can hashgraph (currently, operating only in permissioned networks) be reasonably compared to public blockchain networks like ethereum or bitcoin?  Demetri also shares his thoughts on bitcoin, its uninspiring value proposition, and the mania around cryptocurrencies, altcoins, and ICO's.  Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:04:48

    What Will Be the Economic Impact of Tax Cuts and Deregulation on the US Economy? | Economist Gary Shilling on Decades of Deflation

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 27 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with economist Gary Shilling, who famously called the bottom in what has become a 36-year bull market in US Treasuries. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent “The Age of Deleveraging,” a strategic manifesto for managing wealth during an epoch of deflation. In their conversation, Demetri Kofinas and Gary Shilling take stock of the tax cuts being proposed and the deregulatory changes being enacted by the Trump administration. They consider the impact that deregulation and higher after-tax income will have on the economy and on equities after nine years of economic expansion. With corporations standing to benefit most from tax cuts proposed by Senate and House Republicans, what do individuals stand to gain from the Trump tax plan? Are there benefits to rolling back some of the financial regulations passed after the financial crisis of 2008? What does the employment picture look like for the US economy? How do job prospects and wages fare in the face of rising asset values and growing debt burdens? If Gary Shilling is right and treasuries remain in a bull market, what does this mean for the fate of stocks, commodities, and the US dollar in 2018? Will the price of oil continue its recent rise, or may some combination of weak demand and oversupply hamper prices? How will the Federal Reserve's ongoing tightening affect the economy and are we destined to see an inversion of the yield curve for 10-year US Treasuries? Gary Shilling also gives us his two cents on bitcoin, and why he thinks the cryptocurrency is massively overvalued. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod        

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  • 01:12:06

    Climate Science, Climate Models, and Climate Change. What Is Driving The Earth's Warming? | NASA's Gavin Schmidt

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 26 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with NASA's Chief Climate Scientist and Head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt. The two cut through the controversy surrounding climate change and dive right into the heart of climate science. They parse through the data, explore the climate models, and consider the impact that further warming could have on humanity in the decades to come. What is driving the warming of our planet? What is causing the acidification of the oceans? What is shrinking the ice sheets? What is causing the rise in sea levels, the decrease in snow cover, and the melting glaciers? Is there a causal connection between human activity and the prolonged droughts, intense heat waves, and raging wildfires we have seen in recent years? What are the feedback mechanisms of climate change? How do we measure the impact of losing reflective layers of ice, exposing permafrost, or releasing vapor into the atmosphere? What does the cooling of the upper atmosphere tell us about the cause of global warming? Could changes in solar activity, sunspots and cosmic rays, and their effects on clouds be to blame for climate change? How will humanity respond to more extreme weather events – hurricanes, droughts, floods, and forest fires – as our populations grow and the density of our coastal regions increases? And is there anything we can do, to prepare? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Producer: Genevieve Annable Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod       

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  • 00:56:22

    How Do We Protect Our Data in a World of Cyber Attacks and Mass Surveillance? | Conversations with Bruce Schneier & Leemon Baird

    · Hidden Forces

    In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas shares part of his recent conversation with Bruce Schneier, a renowned American cryptographer, computer security professional, and privacy specialist, on the subject of cybersecurity and the NSA. Also included is part of a new interview with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph, on bitcoin and the future of privacy and freedom in a world of distributed consensus. Demetri starts the show with a segment on Carpenter v. United States, the landmark privacy case currently before the Supreme Court, and shares some thoughts from recent guest Jeffrey Rosen.  Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor: Stylianos Nicolaou Engineering: Ignacio Lecumberi Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod      

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  • 01:01:18

    What Are The Global Macro Forces Driving The 21st Century? | Lacy Hunt On Financialization, Debt Deflation, & Structural Demographics

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 25 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with former Chief US Economist for HSBC, Lacy Hunt, about the macro forces driving the global economy in the 21st century. What effect might debt deflation, structural demographics, historically low savings rates, rising inequality, falling productivity, and financialization have on our future? How will we navigate the next recession, having wasted the last 8 years chasing the shadows of wealth through buy-backs, stock appreciation, and financialization? Where will the demand come from in a consumer-led economy still fighting the forces of debt-deflation with diminishing savings rates and rising interest expenses? How will we manage our unfunded liabilities, mortgage payments, rents, and college tuitions, with falling fertility rates? And how does all of this tie back to the resurgence of populism and the escalation of geopolitical tension in a world tied together by our liabilities but torn apart by the specter of conflict, the failures of diplomacy, and the expediency of war? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Producer: David Loewenthal Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod    

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  • 00:39:53

    Trends in Media, Bitcoin Billionaires, and the Future of Hidden Forces

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    In this special edition of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas spends the first two-thirds of the show breaking down the latest trends in media, society, and culture. He focuses his discussion on the failing mainstream media landscape, its social media echo chamber, and where Hidden Forces intends to go next. Demetri brings on producer David Loewenthal of Aceloewgold for the final 15 minutes of the program for a breakdown on the latest price action in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency space.        

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  • 01:07:00

    Where Does Authority Reside In A Networked, Artificially Intelligent World? | A Conversation with David Kirkpatrick

    · Hidden Forces

    In this Tech Forces segment, David Kirkpatrick joins Demetri Kofinas for a conversation on the evolving landscape of our technological society. How do we protect our privacy and freedom in a networked world controlled by a handful of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon? How will advances in augmented reality, virtual reality, and brain-machine interfaces change our notions of humanity? How do we prepare for a future where most of today's jobs will be done by machines? Are there limits to what technology can solve, and if so, how do we avoid the perils of unsubstantiated futurism? Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:48:23

    Constitutional Law In The 21st Century – Privacy, Personhood, and Freedom | A Conversation with Jeffrey Rosen

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    In Episode 24 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Jeffrey Rosen, the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator. Their conversation examines the landscape of constitutional law in the 21st century. How do we interpret a more than 200-year-old document in an age of empire, terror, and technological futurism? How do theories of mind apply to the laws of personhood? How will our criminal justice system evolve along with our notions of agency and free-will? How do we interpret the First Amendment in an age of synthetic news and artificial intelligence? Where do the Bill of Rights and the Constitution stand on the question of genetic engineering and designer babies? Can the Fourth and Fifth Amendments protect our right to privacy and freedom from self-incrimination in an age of mass surveillance? How does constitutional law inform the practices of corporations and publishers? Can this enduring document safeguard our liberty, autonomy, and freedom, in the digital age?   Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:11:21

    What Is The Neural Basis of Consciousness? | A Conversation With Heather Berlin

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    In Episode 23 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Dr. Heather Berlin about the neural basis of consciousness. The two consider a theory of mind based on a materialist perspective on reality. Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental aspects and consciousness, are results of material interactions. If this is the case, then where do our thoughts and our feelings, come from? Who is in charge of our volitions and our desires? What is the neural basis of depression, anxiety, and psychosis? What is the substantive source of human creativity, inspiration, and genius? Is there really nothing more to the experience of consciousness – to life itself – than the observable firing of billions of neurons jumbled together in an atomic stew consisting almost entirely of empty space? Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Berlin practices clinical neuropsychology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is the host of the PBS series Science Goes to the Movies, and the Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown. Heather Berlin co-wrote and stars in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway and Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, Off the Top, about the neuroscience of improvisation. She has made numerous media appearances including on the BBC, History Channel, Netflix, NatGeo, StarTalk, and TEDx. Heather Berlin received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 01:23:28

    The Hashgraph Consensus Algorithm | A Panel Discussion With The Founders Of The Future Internet

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    Members of the hashgraph consensus algorithm's founding team, including the CEO of Swirlds, Mance Harmon, speak with Demetri Kofinas about the future of the Internet. In this blockbuster event, blockchain developers, entrepreneurs, and fans of Hidden Forces ask questions to the founders of hashgraph about their revolutionary technology. Leemon Baird, Mance Harmon, and the rest of the Swirlds team claim to have built an entirely new distributed ledger technology that is better (orders of magnitude more efficient), faster (300,000+ transactions per second pre-sharding), safer (asynchronous byzantine fault tolerant), and fairer (mathematically proven fairness with consensus time stamping) than the blockchain. This is the second installment in a series of interviews, panel discussions, and conversations that Demetri Kofinas has had with the founders of Hashgraph. Hashgraph is a consensus algorithm that appears to have solved the problem of scale in distributed information management. It is a distributed ledger technology that may do for information processing and storage, what TCP/IP and broadband has done for communication. This is a revolution unlike any we have seen since the earliest days of the World Wide Web. This event took place at the Assemblage NOMAD in New York City. It was a packed house with over 200 people in attendance from the blockchain and fintech communities who were eager to learn about how hashgraph is going to change the future of the Internet. You can listen to Demetri's interview with the inventor and founder of Hashgraph, Leemon Baird, as well as read the transcript to that conversation on our website. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:53:13

    The Future Is Not Blockchain. It's Hashgraph. | A Conversation with Lemon Baird

    · Hidden Forces

    In Episode 22 of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph, a new, distributed ledger technology poised to disrupt the entire ecosystem of blockchain based applications and cryptocurrencies. Leemon Baird is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy, Adjunct Professor at multiple other prestigious universities, and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the co-founder of several startups, including two identity-related starts-ups with successful exits. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University faster than any student in school history (2 years, 9 months), has multiple patents and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals on computer security, machine learning, and mathematics. He regularly keynotes on these topics at conferences. In this conversation, our audience will get a first-hand look at what may become the future of the Internet. Hashgraph is a revolutionary new distributed ledger technology with patented properties which make it superior to the blockchain in every way -- i.e. unlike blockchain, it is fast / high throughput (300,000+ transactions per second pre sharding), fair (mathematically proven fairness with consensus time stamping) and secure (asynchronous byzantine fault tolerant). These properties expand decentralized use cases to complex markets, auctions, crypto-currency micro payments, live games (even MMOs), and much more. The company has secured early funding and has been adopted by credit unions, payment providers and is currently in due diligence phases with large banks. Demetri will be moderating a panel with the CEO and Founding Team at The Assemblage (114 E. 25th St. New York, New York 10010) this Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7:00-9:30 pm. Seating is limited. You can RSVP here.    Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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  • 00:43:22

    Jim Rickards on His Timeline for War with North Korea, De-Dollarization, and the Trump Fed

    · Hidden Forces

    In this Market Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with financial analyst and best-selling author Jim Rickards about why he expects a war to break out with North Korea, when it will start, and what the early warning signs will be. The two also speak about the upcoming IMF and World Bank meetings taking place this week in Washington, and what the implications will be for the future of the dollar and US-China relations. Jim also shares his thoughts about what changes we can expect to see at the Fed over the coming months as Janet Yellen's term may be coming close to an end. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

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