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China Tech Talk

Sep 18, 2017

This week, John speaks with Patrick Dai, co-founder & chairman of Qtum foundation, about:

  • What ICOs are
  • Why companies want to do ICOs
  • How many ICOs are fraudulent
  • Why the Chinese government banned ICOs
  • How long the ban will last
  • How this will affect blockchain companies and applications

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Sep 8, 2017

Matt and John start with Alipay's recent "smile to pay" demo and end with a discussion on why WeChat went into payments in the first place. Along the way, they talk about:

  • Alipay and WeChat's money market funds
  • WeChat's new money market fund feature
  • The dangers and benefits of ubiquitous facial recognition
  • The role...