Blockchain Innovation: Interviewing The Brightest Minds In Blockchain
Summary: Frederick Munawa here. I’m a Blockchain Consultant for entrepreneurs and financial services firms. Blockchain Innovation is where I interview the brightest minds in Blockchain and cryptocurrency – entrepreneurs, executives, and top academics – to discuss present and future applications of Blockchain Technology. Why? To determine how Blockchain can be used to increase profits, cut costs, and disrupt traditional industries and business models – so you can borrow their strategies, tools, and tactics for your own success. Join me every Tuesday to learn how the brightest minds in Blockchain are pushing the envelope with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) & crowdsales, public blockchains, private blockchains, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, smart contracts, and much more.
Lane Retting works at the Ethereum Foundation. He is a hacker and polyglot with an affinity for East Asian languages. In this episode, Lane and I discuss: • The journey to a brand new Ethereum – Ethereum 2.0 (code named “Serenity”). We discuss what Serenity’s roadmap looks like, and when it’s expected to ship • We discuss Lane’s work on ewasm • And of course, we discuss governance, proof-of-stake, sharding, “Plasma,” and much more!
I sent a survey to about 1,500 people and asked them what their biggest challenges were, when it comes to learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. We created Blockchain Innovation Academy to address those challenges. This is a short tour of the Academy. Watch the video – https://blockchain.global/academy/ Join the Academy – https://memorypool.ca/home/
I sent a survey to about 1,500 people and asked them what their biggest challenges were, when it comes to learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Here are the final 3 challenges my subscribers submitted. (From the top 10. See previous episodes for the other 7). Watch the video - https://blockchain.global/academy/
I sent a survey to about 1,500 people and asked them what their biggest challenges were, when it comes to learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Here are 4 of the top 10 challenges my subscribers submitted. Watch the video - https://blockchain.global/academy/
I sent a survey to about 1,500 people and asked them what their biggest challenges were, when it comes to learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Here are 3 of the top 10 challenges my subscribers submitted. Watch the video - https://blockchain.global/academy/
Konstantin Richter is the Co-Founder & CEO of Blockdaemon. He is a serial software entrepreneur and has also held senior-level positions at prominent firms such as Nokia and Deutsche Telekom. In this episode, Konstantin and I discuss: • The difference between Blockdaemon and other infrastructure startups • Key reasons why individuals and enterprises should outsource their blockchain infrastructure • Blockdaemon’s business strategy – what Konstantin calls, “Decentralization-as-a-Service
Brendan Lee is the CEO & Co-Founder of Nodesmith. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science, and has spent much of his career building developer platforms. In this episode, Brendan and I discuss: - The complexities around running a full node and how Nodesmith solves that problem - If you outsource your full node, who controls the keys? Or, what are Nodesmith’s API standards? - And, from an economic perspective, we look at the Nodesmith business model – “Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS
Sascha Mojtahedi is the CEO of Bunz. The Bunz App uses its BTZ token to facilitate peer-to-peer bartering and purchases, while also compensating users for interacting with partner brands. In this episode, Sascha and I discuss: -The $325 billion-dollar “data and attention economy” Bunz is tapping into -The difference between the Brave Browser BAT (Basic Attention Token) model and the Bunz BTZ (Bunz Trading Zone) model -What Sascha calls, “the 60% promise”
Philipp Pieper is the CEO & Co-Founder of Swarm. He discovered decentralized technologies and Blockchain after an encounter with the founder of BitTorrent. In this episode, we discuss: -The history of ICOs -Whether it makes sense to tokenize traditional securities -The 3 components of the Swarm system – tokenization, compliance, and decentralization -How Swarm, as an open-source non-profit entity, differentiates itself from other players in the STO market
Michael Foland is the President and Co-Founder of TaxToken. His mission is to make TaxToken, “the ultimate cryptocurrency tax solution.” In this episode, we discuss: • Why you should file your crypto taxes and why 2019 is a good year to do that • Exactly what problem TaxToken aims to solve and what makes them the best solution • Challenges associated with filing your crypto taxes (like how does the tax-man treat quirky crypto events like hard-forks and airdrops).
Jordan Crawford was the Director of Growth at Purse.io. Their mission is to make crypto useful. In this episode, we discuss: -How the Purse system works -Why it’s critical for cryptocurrencies to be used in everyday transactions before they achieve mass adoption -The drawbacks of traditional payment networks like ACH (Automated Clearing House)
Johan Toll is an Associate VP and leads Nasdaq’s blockchain efforts. In this episode, we discuss: –How Nasdaq is not just a stock market company, but a full-fledged FinTech firm –We go over how Nasdaq started experimenting with blockchain back in 2012, and became the first organization in the world to issue actual company shares on a blockchain –We also explore Nasdaq CEO, Adena Friedman’s statement, that Nasdaq is open to becoming a cryptocurrency exchange
Stephen Horan is the Managing Director of Credentialing at the CFA Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics, and is a former stock broker, portfolio manager, and finance professor. In this episode, Stephen and I discuss: -What made the CFA Institute realize Blockchain and Cryptocurrency are here to stay -What type of material related to Blockchain will be included in the CFA curriculum -What type of impact Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies will have on the enterprise world
Jason White heads up Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding and token sale platform. Indiegogo is one of the first ever crowdfunding sites. It has raised over a billion dollars for its participants across 232 countries. In this episode, we discuss: • How ICOs were an obvious part of Indiegogo’s evolution • Indiegogo’s first ICO – the Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) • How Indiegogo adds value and performs rigorous vetting for their ICOs by using what they refer to as their “three-legge
Trent McConaghy is the Co-Founder of Solido, Ascribe, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol. In this episode, Trent and I discuss: -How Trent went from being raised on a pig farm in 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 -The “ArtDAO” -The nuts and bolts of Ocean Protocol, Estonia’s e-residency program (which Trent has advised Estonia on), and much more