Description

Ryan X Charles is the co-founder and CEO of Yours.org, a social media platform that uses cryptocurrency micropayments to incentive creators and support better content.

Ryan has a fascinating backstory of leaving academia and diving headfirst into Cryptocurrency. In this episode, Isaac and Ryan talk about that backstory, his time at Reddit, the origin story of Yours, and how Yours is helping to improve content on the internet.

Topics Discussed:

What the X means in Ryan X Charles
What got Ryan interested in Bitcoin
Deciding to go full-time into Bitcoin in 2013
The idea for yours.org
The problems with micro-payments
Working on payment channels for Yours
Changing the infrastructure from Bitcoin to Litecoin to Bitcoin Cash
How the payments work on Yours.org
The different ways of creating value on social media
How economics helps create better content on the internet
Links and Resources:

Yours.org
www.ryanxcharles.com
Connect with Ryan on Twitter
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
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I'm an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. I'm the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive ten-month program combining real world business experience with the best of online education for those who want more than college.

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  • It appears to me that one of the biggest drawbacks to the current model of cryptocurrencies is the lack of reversibility in transactions. Historically, third parties such as banks have enabled transactions to be reversed, such as refunds or guaranteeing purchases. I think that if cryptocurrencies want to avoid third parties as much as possible, they should adopt a method for reversing transactions for the purpose of dispute resolution. Thoughts?

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  • Keyport Applications Accepts Encrypted Messages Built on BCH Blockchain The Keyport application, a platform that utilizes the OP_Codes of BCH network enables to send and accept encrypted messages. It is built on BCH Blockchain and Toku Protocol which encrypts the message and fix in OP_Return of a transaction. Read more here: Keyport Applications Accepts Encrypted Messages Built on BCH Blockchain Hitbtc Crypto Exchange suspended Services in Japan Due to unauthorize financial regulatory, Hitbtc has suspended its services in Japan. The citizens with Japanese IP addresses were asked to provide their residency details within exchange’s KYC process to prove they are not resident of Japan. Read more here: Hitbtc Crypto Exchange suspended Services in Japan Huobi Crypto Exchange to Team up with Newmargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities Singapore based crypto exchange; Huobi has revealed its new partnership to create a blockchain startup investment fund in China and South Korea. Recently, Huobi has announced cryptocurrency exchange traded fund offerings. Read more here: Huobi to Team up with Newmargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities Bittrex Gets Bank Approval to Help Clients Buy Bitcoin with Dollars Bittrex, the Seattle-based crypto exchange has signed an agreement with Signature Bank in New York, on Thursday 31st, 2018. The firm will directly allow customers to trade digital currencies using US dollars. Read more here: Bittrex Gets Bank Approval to Help Clients Buy Bitcoin with Dollars   

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  •   Weixing Chen and Yang Jun, the two Chinese entrepreneurs are pairing up to launch a blockchain based ride hailing app. However, the plan is to offer different life-style services that include ride hailing and deliveries. Read news here: Blockchain Based Ride Hailing App

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  • Hi Justin Please can you share the article “Only the Black Market Matters” I cannot find it and need it for research.

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  • And we thought we were excited when ETH was 2.00 USD per ETH. 10 USD and up! Market cap is larger than all other crypto-currencies combined (minus BTC). Wouldn’t be surprised to see some pullback for a bit while short term traders take profits. https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/ https://coinmarketcap.com/      

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