The Blockchain New Zealand Podcast

The Blockchain New Zealand Podcast

The BCNZ Pod keeps you up to date on the blockchain and cryptocurrency community in and around New Zealand. For more details about the Blockchain New Zealand Organization head to https://blockchain.org.nz

Episodes

August 2, 2022 64 min

Stephen Macaskill is the CEO of Dasset, a trading platform for buying bitcoin and other digital assets. Before digital assets Stephen ran a precious metals company helping people maximize their savings and financial literacy.

In this conversation we talk about:

  • precious metals and gold's role in recent monetary history including Bitcoin;
  • the definition of money and Austrian and Keynesian methodologies within economics;
  • bitcoin an...
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    Tak Suzuki is the co-founder of Senkusha, a funding platform looking to support and grow emerging artists, musicians, and athletes through NFT sales. Tak is soon to be a physiology graduate from the University of Auckland, he loves experimenting with new tech, and has an impressive CV at a young age.

    In this conversation we talk about: 

  • Music labels and the motivation for a crowd funding platform
  • NFTs, mp3s, transparency, and mintin...
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    Jit Maharaj is a former commercial pilot turned crypto co-founder of Pay it Now, a payments network that uses a custom layer 2 built on the Binance smart chain (now BNB) that makes it easy for merchants and businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments. Jit is also a long time web developer, an Ethereum miner, and a Solana critic. 

    In this conversation we talk about: 

  • Payments networks and providers,
  • Building on the Binance smart cha...
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    Liz Izmailova is a Ukrainian New Zealander that has been working in blockchain for the past five years, she is a marketing manager at CENNZnet which is part of the Centrality ecosystem.

    In this conversation we talk about: 

  • Financial Inclusion and the monetary situation in Ukraine, both before the war and presently.
  • Ukraine has been ranked 4th in global per capita crypto adoption by Chainalysis and are likely the first to have a gove...
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    Paul Quickenden is the current Head of New Zealand for EasyCrypto. He's been active in the blockchain and Crypto sector for a number of years, consulting to numerous projects and helping them with successful capital raises and commercial launches.  Prior to that Paul was the CEO of Putti Apps, and held numerous roles in Product Marketing and Strategy within Spark New Zealand.  Paul is passionate about growing New Zealand busine...

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    Kia Ora and welcome to the very first episode of the Blockchain New Zealand Podcast. I’m Jeff Nijsse and today I’m talking to Jonty Kelt. Jonty is the Founder of Fantail Ventures, a venture capital business that has invested in some of the biggest names in crypto, including Kraken, Ledger, Stacks, Yield Guild Games, and Uniswap, just to name a few.

    In this conversation we talk about: 

  • Jonty coming out of Otago University and gettin...
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