Crypto Token Talk
Summary: Crypto Token Talk is a podcast by host Kelley Weaver for those interested in learning “Crypto 101” and exploring the new frontier of blockchain technology. It serves as an entertaining on-ramp and newbie-friendly gateway to learning resources related to the world of cryptocurrency. Each episode features a different industry expert in the blockchain sphere or their respective field. Kelley Weaver is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Melrose PR, a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain communications agency based in Los Angeles, California. Melrose PR believes the future of money is digital, and that cryptocurrency is here to stay.
Today’s guest is Michael Seitz, Marketing Manager at Dash Core Group. He lives in San Diego and first learned of cryptocurrency in 2012. Dash is a payment-focused cryptocurrency whose team introduced the idea of master nodes to the crypto landscape. Topics covered: - How Michael first discovered cryptocurrency. - The crypto miner that Michael built using a milk crate. - Aspects that make Dash superior to other cryptocurrencies. - Cell phones that come with the Dash wallet pre-installed.
Sam Radocchia is back for her second appearance on the podcast in today’s episode. She is part of the Chronicled team, a company which builds blockchain protocols for supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry. Because of the misinformation that exists in the blockchain space, Sam wrote the book Bitcoin Pizza to educate newcomers about it. Topics covered: - Sam’s background and how Chronicled has grown - Reasons why Sam wrote Bitcoin Pizza - Dangers of automation and false data and mor
Sir John Hargrave, author of the book Blockchain for Everyone, is here on today’s episode. He is also the CEO of Media Shower, a blockchain media company that publishes Bitcoin Market Journal for about 100,000 readers each month. Topics covered: - How John first discovered blockchain - Teaching people how to get started in crypto - What makes blockchain technology so revolutionary - Choosing which cryptocurrencies to invest in as a new user - The story of reinventing his company Media Shower
Today’s guest is Colin Fausnaught, the founder of Zuck Bucks. He is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked on JP Morgan’s Quorum blockchain for his senior project. Topics covered: - How Colin first discovered cryptocurrency. - Privacy concerns regarding Facebook and its advertising. - How Colin came up with Zuck Bucks. - Potential positives of Facebook’s crypto announcement. - Colin’s recommendations for getting involved with cryptocurrency.
Rebecca Rettig and Marc Boiron, both partners at FisherBroyles, join us for this episode. The two work together on a daily basis, with Rebecca having more litigation expertise and Marc having more technical expertise. Topics covered: - Bitcoin functioning like cash and being better than gold. - Regulation’s effect on the industry. - Educating judges about cryptocurrency and blockchain. - Things that start-ups in the space should consider
Rena Shah, Head of Operations at Ember Fund, joins the podcast. Ember Fund, a mobile investment app where you essentially can invest like a crypto hedge fund, aims to provide outsized returns for everyone with little money and a few steps. Ember Fund is the only mobile, non-custodial, managed cryptocurrency portfolio on the market. Rena and Kelley discuss: - Energy consumption of crypto mining - Tips on getting started with Ember Fund - Challenges and advantages of Ember Fund as non-custodial
Shea Newkirk, also known as “The Stache” in the cryptocurrency world, is today’s guest. He is a crypto educator and enthusiast, and the founder of The CryptoStache, which began in 2017 about four years after Shea first invested in bitcoin. Links to Resources: https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com/ https://www.fomohunt.com/events/crypto-bit-bus-trip-to-bitcoin-2019-conference-la-sf/ https://www.cryptostache.com/ https://twitter.com/cryptostache https://www.youtube.com/cryptostache
In this special joint episode recorded with Crypto Token Talk host Kelley Weaver and guest-host Nikki Brown with The Coin Boys hosts Andy Steig and Daniel Gutierrez, the podcast hosts come together for a lively discussion of all things blockchain and crypto. Topics covered: -Stories of how each host got into crypto -Paths to mass adoption -Maintaining a welcoming crypto community -Fully-functional blockchain applications
David Bailey, Co-founder and CEO of BTC Inc., shares his enthusiasm for bitcoin. Topics covered: -Bitcoin’s foundational value for entire crypto ecosystem -Unfortunate toxicity and division around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies -The Bitcoin 2019 Conference happening in San Francisco on June 25 and 26 Links to resources: https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com/ https://b.tc/ https://store.b.tc/ https://bitcoinmagazine.com/ https://www.ybitcoin.com/ https://twitter.com/davidfbailey
Topics covered: -Mass Adoption with Tijana Damjanovic Gertner (Chief Marketing Officer of Anchor), Nash Foster (CEO of Pyrofex), and Ken Brooke (CEO of MetaX) - Applications of blockchain to advertising. - An explanation of the various types of stablecoins. - Creating a better understanding of cryptocurrency for end users. - When blockchain is required and when it is not. Links for resources mentioned: https://cis.la/ https://metax.io/en/ https://pyrofex.io/ https://theanchor.io/
This week we feature Bryce Bladon, Founding Team Member of CryptoKitties and Director of Communications at Dapper Labs. For the past decade, he has been a communications consultant specializing in finding use cases for emerging technology. Bryce tells us about the launch of CryptoKitties in 2017, explains the game and its significance. He discusses what he hopes the long-term impact of this technology will be and informs us of how to get involved with CryptoKitties.
Our guest today is Ian Balina, a full-time cryptocurrency investor who has travelled to 20 countries this year alone to research blockchain projects. After making a humble investment into Bitcoin and Ethereum, Ian conducted additional research into blockchain, before finally quitting his job to invest full-time. Ian made $1,000,000 within his first year as a full-time investor. In this episode, he shares with us some key insights that he gained in the process and which current projects he is excited about.
This week we are joined by Arthur Gervais, the CEO at Liquidity Network. Liquidity Network uses off-chain payments enabling high volume of fast trading and purchasing. Arthur explains that blockchain’s impact on the banking and finance industries can lead to revolutionary changes in the way that business is conducted, especially shifting who will be given access to participate in trade. He dives in to the use cases for these types of payments before concluding with resources for newcomers.
In this week’s episode we share a recording of a panel discussion featured on the Women of Crypto stage as a part of LA Blockchain Week with guest Crystal Rose (CEO and co-founder of Sensay), Emily Bush (co-founder of shEOS), Sarah Austin (CMO and co-founder of SOMA Open Network), and Jessica VerSteeg (CEO and founder of Paragon). The entrepreneurs share their journeys into blockchain. They discuss current technological innovations that will develop blockchain and mass adoption.
Jeremy Musighi, founder of Immutable Capital, joins the show today. He is an entrepreneur who began investing in Bitcoin in 2013. Immutable Capital started as a consultancy but is in the process of adding an investing branch. Jeremy shares with us how he thinks blockchain will change the way that society and government operate. He concludes by sharing which educational resources have helped him build a foundational knowledge of crypto and blockchain.