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41 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Alternative Securities | Asset Tokenization | Equity Crowdfunding
After being told by numerous law firms that it couldn’t be done, Alan realized he needed a business partner “as crazy as him”. Thus he found the technical brains to shape his ideas about securitization, and the firm grew from a handful of people to 18. From Mongolian gas miners looking to tokenize revenue shares, to purchasing equity in a pizzeria, Alan takes us on a wild ride through tokenization and equity crowdfunding in this episode of the Talk-o-nomics podcast.
44 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Owning Our Data | Consumable Ideas | Loneliness in Tech
After 12 years in tech and bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Canadian-born Galya jumped headlong into the space in early 2018 -- just past the hype peak. From owning our own digital data, to taking big concepts into something people can understand and consume, and digital coins for Mexican students and union workers, Galya tells it like it is on Episode 8 of the Talkonomics Podcast!
41 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Opinions | Relationships | The Death of Shillers
An opinionated and vocal advocate for blockchain, Erhan tells us how the work of getting the largest projects as much media coverage as possible today involves a wide range of activities from publications, podcast appearances and even speaking gigs on podcasts. An advocate of putting your face out there, he tells projects that a crucial step to non-paid PR is to build mutually beneficial relationships with journalists.
23 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Pragmatic Regulation | Social Impact and Sustainable Business
Owen McCall, advisor to ethical reforestation project TreeCoin, tells us why Liechtenstein's Blockchain Law could set the tone for a pragmatic approach to regulations globally. He describes how TreeCoin's Hybrid Token model reflects a dual quest for sustainable timber and social impact in Paraguay, and gives us a lesson on eucalyptus! Equitable wage, self-sustaining economies and a security wedged in at once!
39 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Growing Pains | Rise of Layer 1 | C2S
Tom Shaughnessy tells us what it was like being one of the early Wall Street players looking in on blockchain technology -- before jumping down the rabbit hole himself. Tom talks about investor appetite, new projects turning to equity, and a critical shift away from B2C to C2S (customer to smart contracts). Trends to watch out for? Layer One projects, Ethereum 2.0, DeFi built on ETH. Catch it all on Episode 4!
48 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Data Monsters | Positive Impact | Collaborative Disruption
Seasoned investor and entrepreneur Amit Pradhan believes that everything he invests in, influences or creates, must lead to positive impact on society. Can decentralized data models take the fight to the GAFABATT "mega monsters of data"? Can tattooed anarchists sit at the same table with banks? How does one play the collaborative sport of disruption? All this and more, on Episode 3 at www.talkonomics.com
45 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Beers, Blockchain, the Decentralized Dream and Regulations
Possibly the most connected person in meatspace in the industry, City AM's Crypto Insider James Bowater has come a long way from entering Level39 through a window...on Level 49! He explains the fundamental changes he's seen in the space from a period of being thoroughly excited to the current era of quiet buildup, venturing that the messages accompanying the birth of Bitcoin are not lost on people.
34 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Economic Freedom | Crapcoins | Impartial Blockchain Rating
25 minutes was all it took for Yavin to make the decision to enter blockchain. In this episode, the Cointelligence founder talks about banking frustrations, adoption being at least a decade away, the Libra "crapcoin," a coming financial crisis, and how he's helping build a data analysis solution for impartial blockchain ratings. Listen as we pick the brains of a man who confesses: "I'm completely obsessed with blockchain and crypto."
2 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
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