Speaking of Crypto Podcast

Speaking of Crypto Podcast

Speaking of Crypto podcast is about inspiring people in Bitcoin, crypto + blockchain. This leading edge crypto podcast is hosted by Shannon Grinnell. Join Shannon Grinnell in this inspiring crypto podcast with crypto + blockchain experts like Anthony Di Iorio, Co-founder of Ethereum, Alex Mashinsky, Pioneer of VoIP and CEO of Celsius Network, Sandra Ro, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council.... Show More

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I attended Elev8 in Los Angeles and talked with a few presenters from the event. Some of these will be featured in our documentary project The New Internet that will be released in 2020. Today's conversation features Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group. Michael is an early crypto investor, advisor, and thought leader who has built companies, sold companies and advised both companies and investors. He understands crypto markets a... Read more

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When Paul Puey, CEO at Edge, first learned about Bitcoin, what got him hooked was our ability to use a phone, without any personal information to “create, basically what amounts to a bank account” and send any amount of currency to anyone anywhere in the world. “You start digging further you realize that there's actually an economic policy behind Bitcoin and it actually has a certain issuance curve that is drastically different tha... Read more

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What motivates us to change?  Often, it’s failing or falling down or experiencing a loss or going through something unexpected. In Misha’s case, it was learning about Bitcoin, making a lot of money quickly and then losing it just as fast. He had no experience trading, but after the fact, joined a community of online investors where he learned from experienced investors about how they made decisions and what their motivations were. ... Read more

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Max Keiser has some opinions. He has some very valuable, educated, and probably controversial ideas on what’s wrong with the economy, but there’s no disputing the facts. Our financial system right now is completely messed up.  “The central banks were created to be a backstop to the banking system. When a bank when was in trouble, the central bank could protect deposits. So it was a lender of last resort. And so over the past 40 yea... Read more

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Mark Jeffrey’s been in the space since 2013 and his perspective on what makes Bitcoin so revolutionary is very clear. “Peer to peer digital scarcity… doing digital scarcity with a centralized database, super easy… doing something like a Napster or a Bit Torrent like environment where there is no center, and yet objects are digitally scarce, and only one person can have ownership over one object at one time. That's totally new.” He ... Read more

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Want to earn Bitcoin doing things we do now for free? Check out our Earn Crypto page. Watch a video and earn crypto, deposit crypto to earn interest in crypto, shop online and earn Bitcoin back. Anyone can get into crypto now. https://speakingofcrypto.com/earncrypto/ This is the second podcast for Speaking of Crypto that we’ve recorded with Susan Oh. Episode #32 was recorded in September 2018. https://speakingofcrypto.com/032-susan... Read more

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Matt Senter, Co-founder and CTO at Lolli is an experienced founder who’s learned a lot of lessons along the way that he’s bringing to his current role. Lolli’s is an e-commerce shopping platform where instead of shoppers getting cash back, they get Bitcoin back. So essentially you can get free Bitcoin for shopping online. Matt and his Co-founder Alex Adelman have joined the crypto community and are helping to grow Bitcoin adoption ... Read more

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Alon Muroch, CEO at Blox, shares with me the fact that one great thing about crypto is that there is no barrier to entry. Anyone with a computer can start using it. This, he explains is opposite to the traditional financial world where the cost or barrier to entry keeps rising. We have a thought-provoking conversation around stablecoins, crypto assets and security tokens. In comparing Bitcoin to Ethereum, he notes advantages and di... Read more

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Galia Benartzi is Co-Founder of Bancor. She’s a forward-thinking entrepreneur who grew up in Silicon Valley and is currently based Israel, which is one of the largest tech hubs in the world and even referred to as StartUp Nation. We talk about Bancor’s pilot programs – one in Israel and another in Kenya that fuel a community with exchangeable tokens and allow users to trade an interact with a community currency. Bitcoin had challen... Read more

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Sunny Ray’s company Unocoin, along with the Internet + Mobile Association of India, is in a legal battle with the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI is India’s national central bank. Almost a year ago, the RBI banned all banks in the country from working with crypto or with crypto companies. What does this lawsuit mean for India? What does it mean for the banks andthe crypto companies? And, what does it mean for crypto around the world... Read more

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I attended the Women 4 Blockchain Hackathon and Learning Hub in Nashville, Tennessee and talked with a few of the presenters who were there as well. Anna Vladi, COO of Everex Global and the Founder of Women 4 Blockchain talks to me about centralization, the crypto community, her hackathon event in Nashville, and what’s going on in the payments space. https://www.everex.io https://www.women4blockchain.com Stuart Lackey, Co-Founder a... Read more

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What happens when Bitcoin startups are in the same space as big businesses creating enterprise Blockchain solutions? Trent Lapinski, host of the HackerNoon podcast, believes in the visionaries and the vision of those who are on the leading edge of this technology, but he’s worried about what might come of that vision as big businesses enter the space. “These are some of the most forward thinking like visionary people in the world t... Read more

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Sandra is the CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council and throughout this conversation it becomes apparent two of the things that I believe are extremely important to her are: leveling the playing field by being able to provide financial opportunity for all a desire to bring people together toward a common goal, in part through education and for the purpose of empowerment This is the second podcast Sandra has done with Speaking... Read more

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*Special thank yous to StationHead radio in Brooklyn, New York for hosting Jeff Pulver and me for this very deep conversation.*  Although we didn’t get into blockchain technology or crypto, we did talk a lot about technology and the early days of the internet. And I think that if you want to know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you’ve been. Jeff creates an amazing picture of what life was like in those early days… ... Read more

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I saw Parul Gujral at a talk he gave at Go Block Con in Los Angeles last October where he shared an amazing story about his uncle Sarwan’s journey and how it has shaped his life and inspired him in all that he does. Sarwan, the oldest of 13 children, comes from a farming family in India. Not knowing how he would pay for it he applied to Berkeley University in California, and to much of his surprise was accepted. A thousand villager... Read more

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Ameer Rosic knows technology and what’s even more apparent throughout this conversation is that he really knows learning. He knows how to learn. He knows how to retain knowledge and he knows how to use it to keep growing and learning and challenging himself to do better. Ameer is the Co-founder of Blockgeeks, an online learning hub for developers and non-developers wanting to acquire and update their skills and knowledge around cry... Read more

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When the internet was in its infancy, Alex Mashinsky anticipated that one day, our voice, through phone calls at the time, would become an application on the internet – and now it is. Alex is one of the original creators of Voice over IP or VoIP.  These days he’s forecasting that the internet we use today will become application on a blockchain. So now Alex has moved from VoIP to MoIP from Voice over IP to Money over IP. He founded... Read more

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Larry Sanger is one of the Co-Founders of Wikipedia  He came up with the idea. He named it. And it was his concept to turn wikis into an online encyclopedia that blossomed into what Wikipedia is today. But how do you make Wikipedia better? How about joining the guys who are already doing it! Now Larry works as the Chief Information Officer for Everipedia -- the world’s largest encyclopedia on a blockchain where you get paid to cont... Read more

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David Moss, recently worked as the Senior Vice President of Tech Operations at Block.one. He has experience as a CEO and entrepreneur as well at CTO for several technology companies and currently his is Founder of StrongBlock, and shares in this podcast the basic idea around what he and his team are creating now. In a talk he gave at a conference last year David had shared a story of telling Dan Larimer that he didn’t like the Whit... Read more

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Anthony Di Iorio is co-founder of Ethereum, an award-winning entrepreneur, and CEO of Decentral. He was named one of Toronto Life’s 50 Most Influential People in 2018.  He is an advisor to 15 different companies and was the Chief Digital Officer for the TMX Group, the parent company of the TSX, the 12th largest stock exchange in the world. Anthony shares the story of how he found out about Bitcoin. It all started with a podcast cal... Read more

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