115: Foundation for Interwallet Operability with David Gold, Ian and MasterGenesis live at Hamburger Mary's
David Gold is the mastermind leading a project called FIO (Foundation for Interwallet Operability). David is a former dot com entrepreneur and 11+ year tech/blockchain venture capitalist, who believes usability must be greatly improved for Satoshi’s vision of “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” to become a broad reality. The foundation is a consortium of leading blockchain wallets, exchanges and payments providers that seeks to accelerate blockchain adoption by reducing the risk, complexity, and inconvenience of sending and receiving cryptoassets. FIO is developing the FIO Protocol, a decentralized open-source blockchain protocol, that will enable greatly enhanced user experience inside the FIO enabled wallets, exchanges and applications of their choice. Erik Voorhees from ShapeShift is extremely excited about this project which is intended to massively improve UX of all wallet software (blockchain agnostic). Furthermore, The FIO Protocol is a new inter-wallet operability protocol that removes the risk, complexity, and inconvenience of sending and receiving tokens and coins. ShapeShift.io, KeepKey, TrustWallet, Coinomi, MyCrypto, BRD, Edge & Mycelium are already signed up as members to the Foundation and will implement the protocol that provides an enhanced layer of usability features for existing and future wallets and exchanges - making the transfer of cryptocurrencies between wallets as simple and straightforward for consumers as making transfers on PayPal. Bonus Live Interview! 23:40 Ian meets up with Justin Dean and Lucas Dimos from MGEN visit our show notes to learn more at www.theblockchainshow.com Socialize with us via social media: minds Facebook Twitter We’d love to hear your feedback Please contact us if you would like to ask us any questions, challenge us to improve our ideas or would like to participate in future podcasts. We love making this podcast and we do it for free. However – if you’d like to help us make it better, please feel free to Donate - check out our main donation page for further details.