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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 and their big picture thinking on what’s going on in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem.

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.

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 Wikipedia, like most things on the internet, is becoming outdated because people like Sam are recognizing that there’s way more value to the internet than what we’ve been accessing up till now.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/

025. The Global Identity Crisis and Data Protection with Bruce Silcoff

“We’re working with Bermuda right now to put the whole country onto eIDs or digital IDs so one of the first steps would be to do that. The second step will be to make it useful within Bermuda across business and government. And the next step is to enable Bermuda residents to take that ID and use it globally. That’s interoperability.”

I talk to Bruce Silcoff at Shyft Network https://www.shyft.network/ about the global identity epidemic. He explains that there are over 1.1 billion people in the world with no official identification, which is a huge problem that is hard for those of us in developed countries to maybe fully understand. It means they have no right to own property, they have no way of being allowed to vote, they can’t access services like healthcare or schooling.

Shyft is hoping to do play a role in remedying this global issue by working with the United Nations on two of their initiatives: ID2020 https://id2020.org/ and Blockchain for Impact https://blockchaincommission.org/.

Also, where digital identity is concerned, in Bermuda, Shyft Network is working to make credible national digital identification a reality and then to continue to break new ground by making that digital identity accessible, usable, and interoperable across international borders.

And Bruce, with his entrepreneurial background and valuable experience during the dot com era shares what makes the blockchain revolution so different.

“Everywhere I go, no matter who I sit beside, whether it’s in a restaurant or whether it’s on an airplane, as soon as the word blockchain comes out, as soon as I open up my laptop and people see stickers on the top of it, people want to have a conversation.”

He talks about blockchain being a truly global movement on a huge scale and that the pace is way faster than the dot com boom was.

And he shares what it is that’s really key to building a successful company. And although he breaks it down into simple terms, I get the feeling that it’s experience that makes biggest difference and knowing just how to do what he suggest, which comes down to communication, having the right team, and collaboration with other companies.

We talk about data being an asset and a valuable one, and how companies need to validate not only someone’s ID but also information about what the risks are in doing business with them. Shyft Network is able to take KYC and AML data and make it useful by attaching a credibility layer to it.

We talk about the risks associated with centralized data, like centralized wealth, and how decentralization is a necessity when it comes to security.

And Bruce tells a really great story of how he got into blockchain. And the spoiler is that it has to do with Joseph Weinberg and that Bruce was impressed by his passion, vision and honesty and the rest I’ll leave for the podcast.

For more info about Shyft Network or to reach out to Bruce directly:

https://www.shyft.network/
bruce@shyft.network
Telegram group: https://t.me/joinchat/HhrB_hKGQDQKU7mhpzor_g

022. 5×10 – Five Questions. Ten Guest Interviews.

What if I could get ten 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 what advice they would give to their younger selves? I’d ask what books they’d recommend so I can wrap my head around Bitcoin, blockchain and this whole new crypto world? And I’d want to know what kind of future they see or hope for.

Well, today in this compilation podcast, I’m bringing you ten different podcast guests who’ve all answered the same 5 questions.

1. What’s a book on bitcoin, blockchain tech, or cryptocurrency that you would recommend?
2. What’s one thing you would tell the younger you if you could go back in time?
3. If you were the King of the World, what’s one law you’d put into place?
4. What technology would you like to see in the world ten years from now?
5. What’s the best piece of advice you can give to someone who wants to do something great, but he or she doesn’t know where to start.

Guests:

Adam B. Levine https://twitter.com/GamerAndy
Tokenly https://tokenly.com/
Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/

Adam Helfgott https://twitter.com/adamhelfgott
MadHive https://madhive.com/
MadNetwork https://madnetwork.com/

Yoni Assia https://twitter.com/search?q=yoni%20assia&src=typd
eToro https://www.etoro.com/

Robert Allen https://twitter.com/rob_nodl
nodl.io http://nodl.io/

Leon-Gerard Vandenberg https://twitter.com/Leon_Vandenberg
Solara https://www.solara.io/

Nick Beglinger https://twitter.com/NickBeglinger
Cleantech21 http://cleantech21.org/

Joanna Hubbard https://twitter.com/jojohubba
Electron http://www.electron.org.uk/

James Allen Regenor https://twitter.com/JRegenor
Fr8 Network https://fr8.network/

Andrei Polgar https://twitter.com/andreipolgar
One Minute Economics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsroJwsVKQvRH3ZqdvRetQ

Betsabe Martinez Botaitis https://twitter.com/betsabemk
AIKON https://aikon.com/

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
By Andreas Antonopoulos

The Master Switch
By Tim Wu

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
By Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom

Blockchain Revolution: How Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World
By Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
FinTech Revolution Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem
by Sofie Blakstad and Robert Allen

Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin” history of money and the route to bitcoin and beyond.
By David Birch

The Punch Escrow, Sci-Fi
Tal M. Klein

The Bitcoin Standard
By Saifedean Ammous

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
By Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar

The Internet of Money
By Andreas Antonopoulos

Age of Anomaly
By Andrei Polgar

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
By Kevin Kelly

1984
By George Orwell

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS:

Tim Ferriss podcast with Nick Szabo and Naval Ravikant
Unchained podcast by Laura Shin
Telegram Communities like Women In Blockchain Foundation
Medium
SteemIt
Coin Telegraph