BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Scalability, interoperability, blockchain protocol layers and smart contracts. What Dapps work best and where is blockchain innovation heading?

046. Leading Information Democratization w/ Anthony Di Iorio

Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum, award-winning entrepreneur, and CEO of Decentral talks about freedom, liberty and impact on this week’s podcast.

045. Governance, Self-Sovereign Identity and Ethics in Blockchain Tech w/ Elizabeth Renieris

Elizabeth Renieris, a crypto and blockchain lawyer educated at Harvard and London School of Economics speaks about identity and data privacy in the crypto and blockchain space.

044. BEST OF SPEAKING OF CRYPTO 2018 — PART TWO

The best of the best – 2! Blockchain experts share their ideas in this second part of the Best of Speaking of Crypto 2018 podcast.

043. BEST OF SPEAKING OF CRYPTO 2018 – PART ONE

The best of the best. Blockchain experts share their ideas, their big picture thinking around what’s going on in the blockchain ecosystem.

042. Blockchain Visionaries and The Journey with Mann Matharu

Mann Matharu, blockchain consultant and author, was inspired by Satoshio’s Bitcoin Whitepaper. He felt it outlined a system in line with human nature, because isn’t more transparency and immutability what we all want?

041. Data privacy breaches by centralized social networks, what’s the alternative?

Minds is a decentralized social network, that uses open source blockchain technology and is powered by crypto where you earn tokens for your contributions.

040. The Power of Community in Cleveland

The blockchain community in Cleveland is exploding. Bernie Moreno, government, CEOs and startup founders are diving into blockchain and Blockland Cleveland.

039. 5×5 (2) – Five Questions. Five Guest Interviews.

“The requirements for skills are changing so quickly that the only real characteristic you can have is a desire to constantly be learning and constantly be upgrading your skills. Anybody who thinks that they’re going to come into their career with the same skills that they’re going to leave their career in this generation, they’re going to be caught off guard. So, it’s adaptability and a willingness to constantly evolve as a person.”

– Matthew Spoke

In this compilation podcast, I talk to Susan Oh, Matthew Spoke, Anu Bhardwaj, Betsabe Botaitis, and Eman Pulis.

Aside from all things blockchain and crypto related, what else makes these forward-thinking, big-picture seeing, crypto dynamos tick? How do they look at the world and what’s some advice that they can give the rest of us who are trying to grow or do better or learn some insights?

I got to ask these five successful thought-leaders about things like: challenges they’ve overcome, an important character trait that would be helpful for someone entering the workforce, and what they’re looking for in a city if they could create one themselves.

Each of these five different podcast guests answered the same five questions.

1. If someone’s completely new to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, what would you like them to know?
2. Looking back, what was one of the most challenging things you faced in your career and how were you able to overcome it?
3. What would you say is the most important character trait that someone who’s about to enter the workforce should possess?
4. If you could create your own city or town, what are three key elements you would want to include?
5. LOVE, MONEY, + INFLUENCE — can you rank them in order of importance and explain?

Guests:

Susan Oh, Co-chair of AI

Blockchain for Impact

Matthew Spoke, Founder

AION Foundation

Anu Bhardwaj, Founder  

Women Investing In Women DIGITAL

Betsabe Botaitis, Co-founder, CFO, + COO

AIKON

Emanuel Pulis, Founder + CEO

Malta Blockchain Summit

038. 5×5 – Five Questions. Five Guest Interviews.

“Most people can’t keep showing up to anything. I think that your ability to show up and keep showing up and, and outwork, everybody else is everything. I also want to comment that I think for young people listening to this podcast in their 20s and they’re getting going, there’s this horrible pressure that I did not have that they have that you have to be part of a startup be crazy successful, have a non-profit, intern at the White House… stop it. Slow down. Do one thing well.”

– Michael Hyatt

What if I could get five of the coolest, forward-thinking, big-picture seeing, crypto dynamos together in one place and pick their brain about things that are blockchain related, and not?

I’d want to ask them about some challenges that they’ve overcome. I’d ask if someone’s new to crypto, where should they start to wrap their head around Bitcoin, blockchain and this whole new crypto world. And I’d want to know what’s most important, from their perspective — Love, Money or Influence.

Well, in this compilation podcast, I’m bringing you five different podcast guests who’ve all answered the same five questions.

 

1. If someone’s completely new to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, what would you like them to know?
2. Looking back, what was one of the most challenging things you faced in your career and how were you able to overcome it?
3. What would you say is the most important character trait that someone who’s about to enter the workforce should possess?
4. If you could create your own city or town, what are three key elements you would want to include?
5. LOVE, MONEY, + INFLUENCE — can you rank them in order of importance and explain?

Guests:

Sandra Ro
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandraro/

CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council
https://gbbcouncil.org/

Bruce Silcoff
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucesilcoff/

CEO of Shyft Network
https://www.shyft.network/

Hartej Sawhney
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartej/

Co-founder of Hosho
https://hosho.io/

Michael Hyatt
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhyatt1/

Co-founder of Blue Cat
https://www.bluecatnetworks.com/

Bernie Moreno
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernie-moreno-4251884/

Blockland Cleveland
https://www.blocklandcleveland.com/

035. Thinking Differently + Tokenizing a Digital Encyclopedia with Everipedia Co-Founder Sam Kazemian

“I think that this space, particularly Blockchain generates a lot of actual prosperity by bringing markets to things that weren’t possible before. We’re building an encyclopedia that’s not owned by anyone… other people have a stake in collectively owning the governance and the profit and the value that’s generated out of this and before blockchain that literally wasn’t possible.”

Sam Kazemian is one of the co-founders of Everipedia, which is basically like Wikipedia, decentralized. Wikipedia, like most things on the internet, is becoming outdated because people like Sam are recognizing that there’s way more value to the internet than what we’ve been accessing up till now. So Everipedia is tokenizing the value of their encyclopedia of information. IQ tokens are earned by anyone who wants to generate or curate the information on this new monetized digital encyclopedia.

Why not be paid for creating content, approving edits or for selling services on the network?

It’s the Proof of Stake model. When someone wants to use the site, they stake tokens. If they do good work then they earn IQ tokens that are printed, (in the same way that Bitcoin miners earn Bitcoin). The idea behind the staking tokens is that if more and more people are joining the network, more invest in the system and remove the tokens from use, which means there’s less liquidity, so the price should increase.

Everipedia did an airdrop of about $50 million worth of IQ tokens to EOS holders. They chose to give away tokens to help incentivize more users and build the community. They chose not to do an ICO because they received $30 million of funding from Block.one.

One of the most interesting things that I learned from talking to Sam was how he got his start in Bitcoin. From mining in college housing to trading and looking at all sides of blockchain technology. Sam didn’t come from a developer background. He studied philosophy and neuroscience at UCLA and it was those philosophy courses that really helped him to think differently.

So how important is thinking differently? Isn’t it the only way to do something that’s never been done before?

We get into the ideas of reasoning in philosophy and the philosophy of blockchain technology and how he’s created something that’s never been done before.

Other topics:

• Sam believes stable coins are what people should be watching out for
• The most challenging time in the life of a startup is not the beginning, it’s when it comes time to buckle down and do the work with no spotlight
• ETH and EOS and their supporters can be friends
• Having a constrained view is a barrier to growth
• Doing something completely different can lead to changing the world

Sam Kazemian
Twitter: @samkazemian

Everipedia
https://everipedia.org

Telegram
https://t.me/everipedia

Airdrops
https://airdrops.io/everipedia/