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This weeks special guest was Demelza Hays Research Analyst for Asset Management company Incrementum and editor of the Crypto Research Report.

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  • What role (if any) should the gov’t play in the continued funding of cutting-edge scientific research? According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development), approximately 10% of all R&D conducted globally is directly funded by governments, with approximately 60% done by private industry and 20% by educational institutions. Granted, this number probably doesn’t take into account indirect gov’t funding through tax subsidies and incentives. That 10% goes towards projects on the cutting edge of science, such as NASAs various space ventures and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (funded through the governments of the member states). Proponents of big gov’t science, such as Neil Degrasse Tyson, have stated in the past that projects like these are unlikely to be privately funded due to their high risk, high cost, and lack of return on investment. Gov’t, claims Tyson, is required to make the initial step and take all the risk so that private firms can follow in its wake with a clear picture of the requirements of such endeavours. TAM 2011: Our Future in Space Would such high risk, high cost projects be possible without gov’t backing?

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  • Polymath is a security token platform that utilizes the ST-20 token standard to guarantee compliance with government controls when issuing digital securities. Polymath centers on KYC, AML, and different legalities to guarantee administrative consistence with securities laws. ICOs experienced harsh criticism from government controllers around the world in 2017 and 2018. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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  • Favorite project that is currently under a $5 million market cap. EquiTrader is a social platform for traders where they can share their ideas and get rewarded by the community. EQT comes equipped with trading charts, indicators, trading tools and other features which will make it easy to make technical analysis. You will also have the ability to shadow other traders and make automatic trades based on what they do News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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  • Verge is a secure and decentralized P2P electronic payment system which is designed for sending transactions privately. Verge has a public ledger similar to Bitcoin, but unlike Bitcoin you won’t be able to see the public addresses of the transactions that are conducted. This privacy is achieved using the Tor (The Onion Router) and I2P (Invisible Internet Project) technologies to hide the IP addresses of users. Verge was originally known as DogeCoin Dark, and then rebranded to Verge in 2016. The creators of Verge wanted this coin to be thought of as a legitimate form of currency, not just a way to pay for illicit items. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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  • Dogecoin (DOGE) is a coin that has arrived at extraordinary statures since its commencement. Many did not accept that the coin could accomplish such a great deal and was accepted to flop soon as dogecoin maker made it as a joke money. The acclaimed Elon Musk joke gave the coin the fame that prompts the development of the coin by in excess of 80 percent in four days. From that point forward the coin has not thought back and to be reasonable Elon Musk isn’t the main reason that has lead to the development of the coin. The coin has a great deal to potential to set up its situation in the crypto showcase. The coin has indicated development in the previous couple of months however the coin faces a lot of vacillation is additionally a reality. The coin will develop yet to expect that the coin will reach $1 against the United States Dollar (USD) is a lot to request. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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