The Blockchain and Us: Conversations about the brave new world of blockchains, cryptoassets, and the token economy
By Manuel Stagars
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Blockchain technology promises to transform almost every industry in the near future. Starting with financial services, the technology already has applications in supply chains, the medical sector, the Internet of Things, energy, governments and many more. The technology around cryptocurrency is fascinating, but who are the people behind it? Manuel Stagars speaks with pioneers and innovators in the crypto and blockchain space about their experiences, observations, challenges, and success stories — conversations that inspire and include views from around the world.
||CleanMathias Ruch - From Dot-Com Entrepreneur to Blockchain Investor and Enabler||Mathias Ruch speaks about beginning his career in the dot-com boom, becoming an investor, enabler and facilitator of the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland, leading the ...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTone Vays - Analyzing the Price of Bitcoin||Tone Vays speak about his approach to technical analysis of the bitcoin price, why other cryptoassets can't reach Bitcoin, relevant time frames for analyzing the ...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Lyons - How to Tell the Story of Blockchain Technology||Tom Lyons speaks about the importance of storytelling in the blockchain space, how to develop narratives for good stories about technology, how blockchain startups can ...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Sidler - How the Blockchain Disrupts Venture Capital||Michael Sidler speaks about how blockchain technology and ICOs impact venture capital, how he analyzes investment opportunities in the crypto and blockchain space, characteristics of ...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Lubin - The Future is Decentralized, and Why Decision-Making is a “Big, Fuzzy, Hairy, and Messy Thing”||Joe Lubin speaks about his vision for a decentralized world and the role Ethereum and ConsenSys play in it, what most people misunderstand about Ethereum, why ...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThomas Naegele - A New Blockchain Law in Crypto Country Liechtenstein||Thomas Naegele speaks about Liechtenstein's new blockchain act, how the country plans to become a global blockchain and crypto hub competing with Malta, Gibraltar, Singapore, ...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoger Wattenhofer - Science, Academia, and the Blockchain||Roger Wattenhofer speaks about how Bitcoin and blockchain technology entered academia, what we have learned in the ten years of the existence of blockchain technology, ...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Meeusen - Putting Insurance on the Blockchain||Paul Meeusen speaks about bringing blockchain technology to the insurance industry, how a small insurance prototype on Ethereum led to a global initiative that involves ...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZhang Ruidong - China and the Blockchain||Zhang Ruidong speaks about blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation in China, the difficulty of censorship, how to make the "blockchain without cryptocurrency" mantra work, the situation ...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJack Tatar - The Rise of Cryptoassets||Jack Tatar speaks about his book "Cryptoassets" (written with Chris Burniske), why the real value of bitcoin is not zero (answering to Adriano Lucatelli), the ...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdriano B. Lucatelli - Is The Real Value of Bitcoin Zero?||Adriano B. Lucatelli speaks about why he thinks the real value of Bitcoin is zero, different narratives of Bitcoin valuation, the comparison of Bitcoin to ...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnish Mohammed - From Cryptography to Token Economics||Anish Mohammed speaks about his career as a cryptographer, the brilliance of Bitcoin, tokenizing transport, the mechanics of token economics, benefits of tokeninzation in developing ...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOlga Feldmeier - The Bitcoin Queen and Her Mission to “Tokenize Everything”||Olga Feldmeier speaks about being called the "Bitcoin Queen" of Switzerland, making the jump from banking to cryptocurrencies, setting up cold storage in Switzerland, spearheading ...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexis Roussel - The UN, the Pirate Party, and Bitcoin||Alexis Roussel speaks about his journey from being a lawyer at the United Nations to starting the Swiss Pirate Party, how governments misunderstand digital technology, Bitcoin ...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Decker - The World’s First Bitcoin PhD||Christian Decker speaks about writing the first PhD in the world about Bitcoin, his first Bitcoin meetups in 2009, changes in the crypto ecosystem since ...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Wilson - Why Blockchains Won’t Fix Digital Identity||Steve Wilsonspeaks about digital identity and why blockchains are unlikely to fix it, use cases of blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrency, why 80 percent of blockchain ...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonas Schnelli - How a Bitcoin Core Developer Works||Jonas Schnelli speaks about his work as a Bitcoin Core Developer, why Bitcoin is convincing from a technical point of view, what challenges lie ahead, ...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLidia Bolla - Cryptoasset Management in Switzerland||Lidia Bolla speaks about founding a blockchain investment manager, staying current on blockchain technology, perceptions of the traditional financial sector of cryptocurrencies, evaluating blockchain investments, skills for ...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRik Willard - Blockchain Morpheus||Rik Willard speaks about the promise of blockchain technology to provide new forms of value for the unbanked, tokenized access to healthcare, digital art on ...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Tapscott - Blockchain Revolution, Two Years Later||Alex Tapscott describes how the blockchain ecosystem has evolved, why companies should understand that blockchains revolutionize their business models, taking blockchain pilots to the next step, ...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
One to keep and ear on
I've been following Stagars for a while now. He makes it his business to get to know and to interview those all around the world who are at the forefront of future tech. His focus is largely on blockchain and also the advent of tech-promoted groundbreaking shifts in perception, culture, markets, and well, sometimes it seems everything. This is a podcast to pay attention to if you're interested in tech and/or the future.
The Right Stuff
This is a deep plunge into the blockchain. Highly recommended.
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