Today on the podcast, Dr. Steven (Seven) Waterhouse and Brandon Zemp dive into Orchid VPN, a decentralized and crypto-powered VPN. It’s the most private way to access the internet and maintain privacy online. Dr. Waterhouse was previously a partner at Pantera Capital and worked at Fortress Investment Group where he founded the Digital Currency Fund with Mike Novogratz and Pete Bringer. He is currently the CEO of Orchid Labs. Orchid’s crypto VPN was awarded by CNET as the 4th most innovative product of 2020 behind only the COVID Vaccine, WiFi 6 and Apple’s M1 chip. In the episode, we uncover what makes Orchid tick, how it leverages Web3, how it stacks up with existing VPNs like Tor and NordVPN, and the upcoming Digital Privacy Summit in which Steven will interview key figures in the privacy space like Edward Snowden. Listen to the full episode wherever you go on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google and more! The podcast is available on… Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blockhash-exploring-the-blockchain/id1241712666 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/6dc84ee4-845b-4bea-b812-b876daab2c7e/BlockHash-Exploring-the-Blockchain Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4AGqU8qxIYVkxXM4q2XpO1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmNhNWM0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Website: www.blockhashpodcast.com Find Nicholas and NEM on Social Media… LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waterhousephd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/deseventral Website: https://www.orchid.com/ Find Brandon Zemp & the podcast on Social Media… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zempbrand/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zempbrand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblockhash LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brandonzemp Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/user-259232871 NFTs by BlockHash… OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/zemp Sign up for the newsletter… (FREE) Blockchain Weekly: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zemp (MEMBERS ONLY) Blockchain Insider: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zemp/members --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blockhash-podcast/support
A Permissionless Internet via Decentralized VPN with Orchid Labs CEO, Dr. Steven Waterhouse
There is no way to sugar coat it: consumers are nervous about their privacy. And rightfully so. There is a trail of data bread crumbs you leave behind wherever you go, and people are watching and following along — some with good intentions, but not all. The internet as we know it is controlled by centralized networks, but one company is helping change the playing field by taking away the power of those networks and offering it to the masses.“You shouldn't have to be a security expert to know what applications you use in order to have the level of privacy that you prefer,” Dr. Waterhouse said. “We believe that things like a decentralized VPN are a step in the direction of decentralizing a lot of different kinds of messaging and communication platforms. There are definitely very layered challenges in what that means.”Dr. Steven Waterhouse is the CEO of Orchid Labs, an open-source decentralized VPN system that is allowing users to shield themselves from internet lurkers following their every move. On this episode of IT Visionaries, Steven describes what this open-source system could look like, and he dives into the rising tide of privacy issues, why regulation has gone too far, and the benefits of an open-source system.Main TakeawaysPower to the Users: Over the last few years, a rising tide of privacy concerns has continued to swell amongst internet users. By decentralizing communication, and masking a person’s ability to be tracked, users can freely surf the web without being worried about a third party tracking them or selling their data. What’s Mine Is Yours: As an open-source system, Orchid’s VPN code is made freely to be distributed around the world. This is important because the company believes that decentralized VPNs are a key component of creating a decentralized internet.Crypto-for-VPN? Since Orchid Labs allows its users to layer their VPN usage — which means they could be connected to multiple VPN sites at a time — the company uses a form of cryptocurrency as a central payment method, as opposed to using a credit card system. By using cryptocurrency instead of credit cards, users are able to free-send coins back and forth without a central authority figure and without a paper trail of data.IT Visionaries is brought to you by the Salesforce Platform - the #1 cloud platform for digital transformation of every experience. Build connected experiences, empower every employee, and deliver continuous innovation - with the customer at the center of everything you do. Learn more at salesforce.com/platform
episode 5 - Dr. Steven Waterhouse - Orchid Protocol Cryptocurrency
Bridge to Bridge podcast
On the fifth episode of the Bridge to Bridge podcast we link up with Orchid Protocol CEO Dr. Steven Waterhouse - AKA "Seven". We discuss Dr. Waterhouse's early years in crypto as a partner at Pantera Capital, we break down Bitcoin and Crypto to every day listeners, and dive into Orchid's attempts to bridge the VPN and blockchain space with their coin, OXT. Dr. Waterhouse expands upon his path to where he is today, some favorite crypto projects in the bay area, and the future of crypto's role in society.
Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid, Deep Dive into VPN's
The Bitcoin.com Podcast
A deep dive into VPN's with Steven WaterhouseThis episode is sponsored by the Bitcoin.com Exchange, making cryptocurrency trading accessible to everyone, anywhere in the world. Spot-markets for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin and many more digital assets.
#22 Dr. Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid: Early Crypto Believer Push for Data Privacy
Steven and Tomer discuss the impact of coronavirus on the tech industry in Silicon Valley and the importance of privacy in today’s digital age. During the conversation, Steven shares what drew him to become a Partner at investment fund Pantera Capital early on his crypto journey, explains why application level or location based tracking are important things for everyone to be aware of, and details the opportunity in stablecoin consumer adoption and why he’s confident Bitcoin is here to stay. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast app Leave a review Share the show on social media with your friends and family LISTEN TO THE BLOCKCHAIN VC PODCAST: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Google Podcasts Youtube Stitcher Show website FOLLOW TOMER ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter Medium blog