Trent McConaghy is the Co-Founder of Solido, Ascribe, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol. He holds a PhD in Engineering and has a background in Computer Science.

 

In this episode, Trent and I discuss:

– How Trent went from being raised on a pig farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, to being one of the world’s top experts in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

– How companies like Facebook and Google are really just data companies that hoard data (and it looks like Ocean may change that)

– The “ArtDAO” – a thought experiment on how an autonomous piece of AI code becomes independently wealthy. What does it do with the money?

– The nuts and bolts of Ocean Protocol, Estonia’s e-residency program (which Trent has advised Estonia on), and much more

 

SHOW NOTES

 

[01:14] – Who is Trent McConaghy and what is Ocean? History, introduction and overview

[19:18] – BigchainDB, Byzantine Fault Tolerance, and a quick lesson on databases

[27:40] – The ArtDAO, a thought experiment

[32:00] – Can AIs have legal rights?

[36:16] – Trent gives us an overview of genetic programming

[45:25] – An overview of the Ocean Protocol

[57:00] – Trent McConaghy provides examples of key players in the Ocean ecosystem

[1:09:20] – An approximate timeline for the release of Ocean

[1:11:43] – How does Ocean navigate the legalities around data privacy?

[1:15:01] – Ocean and DEX (a data company)

[1:17:37] – Trent’s advisory role with Estonia’s E-Residency program

[1:24:52] – His prediction of where Bitcoin and Ethereum will be in 10 years

[1:30:30] – Trent McConaghy’s advice to companies and entrepreneurs interested in innovating with Blockchain and AI

[1:34:31] – Trent’s take on Blockchain’s “killer app”

[1:38:30] – How to get in touch with Trent and learn more about Ocean

[1:39:24] – Conclusion

 

RESOURCES DISCUSSED

BigChainDB

Ascribe

Filecoin

Ujo

Coala

Cryptokitties

SABRE, Amadeus, and Travelport: the underlying databases for airline search engines (Kayak, Expedia etc)

Token Engineering: a methodology for token design

Tendermint

Algorand

MongoDB

– Interledger

TheArtDAO

Simon de la Rouviere

Genetic programming

Kratt law

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data (paper by Google)

Curation markets

DEX

Toyota and Blockchain

AI X Prize (using AI to assist NGOs in Africa)

TrueBit

Fred Ehrsam

Numerai

Vlad Zamfir

IXO (UN tokens)

GDPR

Estonia e-Residency

Estcoin

Honeybadger

– Starships and tokens article

– UBI (universal basic income)

Guido van Rossum (Python author)

Michael Crichton

Daniel Suarez

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

– Trent’s Twitter profile

– BigchainDB website

– Ocean Protocol website

 

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