003. Blockchain 101 and Getting Into Crypto with Shannon Grinnell, interviewed by Lisa Pickering

I’m shaking things up and turning the microphone around! Instead of doing the interviewing, I brought on a fellow TV veteran, Lisa Pickering, to interview me.

I thought it would be good idea to talk about why I’m doing this podcast and what was it that motivated me to start learning about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the first place. And what it comes down to is trying to make the technology, that I find incredibly exciting and revolutionary, easy to understand.

Lisa Pickering, my interviewer, and I worked together years ago as Television Producers at MuchMusic in Toronto. We both come from a television background and we’re both fascinated by what’s happening in the blockchain space so we go through some of the basics, from a beginner’s perspective on what’s going on and what’s exciting for the future of this space.

NOTE: there is one moment of explicit language in case you are language sensitive.

Some of the things we talk about are:

  • The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454

  • Bitcoin White Paper

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

  • Federico Ast and Kleros

https://kleros.io/

  • Amazon adopting blockchain technology

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/introducing-aws-blockchain-templates/

  • Goldman Sachs adopting blockchain technology

http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/pages/blockchain/

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