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The Blockchain Show
32 minutes | 4 days ago
199: Divi with Nick Saponaro
Nick Saponaro is an entrepreneur, crypto enthusiast, and keynote speaker who is passionate about helping Crypto achieve its vision to deliver a truly decentralized financial services paradigm that benefits everyone. As Divi’s CIO, he deploys his programming and functional design skills to achieve the company’s core aim; to make crypto easy and drive its mainstream adoption. Media appearances include Cheddar, CNBC, Quartz, Investing.com, Nasdaq.com, and CoinTelegraph. The Divi Project was established in 2017 to accelerate crypto’s mainstream adoption. Through Divi Labs, the company’s fintech innovation center, the company is developing world-class decentralized solutions that make cryptocurrency faster, more secure, and accessible to people at all levels of technical expertise. Main Divi Project Website: https://diviproject.org/ Divi Wallet Microsite: https://wallet.diviproject.org/ Nick Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/NSapProductions?s=20 Divi YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihooU0crqQkBOvV0_lsRnw
35 minutes | 19 days ago
198: Jack O'Holleran CEO of SKALE Returns
We hosted Jack O’Holleran, SKALE’s CEO back in February of 2019. We discussed Proof of Stake Blockchains and SKALE. A lot has happened at since then. SKALE is currently going through a big and exciting network upgrade that will bring multichain to Ethereum. Jack talks about the Ethereum Ecosystem Development and the role of L2s like SKALE - which is a center of the conversation at the moment. Jack also shares some great advice and information for new crypto and blockchain enthusiasts.
37 minutes | a month ago
197: Prabhakar Reddy / FalconX
Prabhakar is the Co-Founder of FalconX. He exited his last venture to an Accel Partners portfolio company, prior to joining Accel as an investor. At Accel, one of the largest and most successful VC firms in the world, Prabhakar focused on Blockchain, B2B, and Enterprise SaaS investments. Prabhakar is a serial entrepreneur with over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms, having scaled his first startup into the top 100 most visited websites in the world within three years of inception, and successfully exited his second startup to BookMyShow, India's largest entertainment platform, prior to joining Accel. An electronics engineer by background, Prabhakar also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. FalconX is a cryptocurrency financial services company, providing institutions trading, credit, and clearing across all major crypto pairs. Fortune 1000 companies, family offices, and asset managers turn to FalconX as a trusted partner in the cryptocurrency market. FalconX currently services over 250 institutions globally and is backed by leading investors including Accel, American Express, B Capital Group, Coinbase Ventures, Fidelity and Tiger Global.
50 minutes | a month ago
196: William Quigley
William Quigley is co-founder of the first-ever stablecoin and most traded cryptocurrency in the world, Tether. He is also the co-founder of WAX, the world’s leading decentralized NFT ecosystem. NFTs are very popular currently, and have moved into sports, art, design, and more. William explains to host Ethan how NFTs and the blockchain will completely transform the way we do modern business and collect items in the next 10 years. Some other topics in this episode include: Bitcoin predictions for the rest of 2021 The adoption of blockchain technology across other industries Cryptocurrency’s market fluctuation Aside from co-founding Tether and WAX, William is currently managing director at Magnetic Capital, a top investment and incubation firm that has launched the most innovative businesses in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors under William’s guidance and decades of expertise. Magnetic has funded successful players like OpSkins, Tether, WAX and StrongBlock, and many more, with an estimated $500m in gains across their portfolio over the last decade.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
195: Prometheum with Aaron Kaplan
Aaron Kaplan is the founder and co-CEO of Prometheum, Inc., a NYC based fintech company building a Federal Securities Law compliant, blockchain native, public market infrastructure servicing the entire digital asset lifecycle. Aaron is also of counsel at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum, where since 2013 he has focused his practice on the applications of distributed ledger technology in the securities industry. In this episode hosted by Ethan, Aaron offers extensive insights into the legalities around blockchain and the future of digital asset securities. Articles referenced in the episode: Ethereum Homestead Doc: https://ethdocs.org/en/latest/ Prometheum Architecture Paper: https://info.prometheum.com/papers
39 minutes | 3 months ago
194: Xangle with Lihan Lee / Crypto Transparency with Standardized Disclosures
Lihan Lee is the Co-CEO / Founder at Xangle.io. We talk about the need for standardized disclosure practices in blockchain projects, investor relations best practices for crypto startups, what South Korean crypto investors are looking for, how they're helping expose and avoid scams, and the state of the crypto market in South Korea.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
193: Marc Grens Returns / DigitalMint
Marc Grens is the Co-Founder & President of DigitalMint. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to DigitalMint, Grens held senior positions at Charles Schwab, HighTower Advisors, and Alpha Strategies. He received his M.B.A. from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in 2010, and a B.A. from Illinois State University. Grens is an active angel investor and serves on multiple advisory boards of companies in the Chicago tech community. DigitalMint is the leading Bitcoin point-of-sale provider in the nation with more than 325+ Bitcoin ATM and teller locations across the U.S. The company enables financial service centers, convenience stores, grocery chains, gas stations, and retail locations to sell cryptocurrency through physical kiosks and point-of-sale solutions. https://www.digitalmint.io/
50 minutes | 4 months ago
192: Stellar Development Foundation with Justin Rice
Justin Rice is the Head of Ecosystem for the Stellar Development Foundation, the nonprofit supporting Stellar’s growth, and has a wide variety of topics that interest him. Some of those topics include: Community Development - As Head of Ecosystem, Justin specializes in working closely with the developers that are building on Stellar’s network. Stellar Ecosystem - Another key focus of Justin’s role is on how to effectively create and maintain an ecosystem that will continue to grow in future years. Music and Film - Before joining the Stellar team, Justin worked in the arts, leading the band Bishop Allen and starring in several popular indie films.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
191: Jack Leahy - Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Steve interviews Jack Leahy from the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. The EEA enables organizations to adopt and use Ethereum technology in their daily business operations. Visit https://entethalliance.org/news/ to find current news and upcoming events
52 minutes | 5 months ago
190: Christian Kameir Returns - Current VC Blockchain Insights
Christian Kameir is Managing Partner at Sustany Capital. He brings Ethan up to speed on current blockchain venture capital insights. His last appearance on The Blockchain Show was episode 78. Topics covered include: Why Bitcoin failed to deliver on internet cash. What his recommendations for startups would be to raise money. The impact of regulation in the blockchain space. Some core criteria for making investments specifically with blockchain solutions. Voting - identity and blockchain technology as an election tool. The case to investors for venture capital over other asset classes. Why Sustany Capital chose blockchain as an investment focus.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
189: Braintrust with CEO Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson is the CEO of Braintrust, the world's first user controlled network that connects organizations to highly skilled tech talent. Their company shares have been tokenized and distributed as cryptocurrency amongst the freelance talent that uses the network. A huge leap forward for the gig economy especially during the era of working from home.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
188: Utopia Genesis Foundation with Daniele Sestagal - Music and Blockchain
Utopia Genesis Foundation is creating a base for the music industry that benefits artists and creators and streamlines the business. By harnessing big data and the power of blockchain, Utopia will provide the UOP with the needed data to usher in a new ecosystem thereby addressing current problems. Thus promoting growth, innovation, and a new stream of creativity in the music industry.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
187: VAIOT with Michael Beches
Michael Beches is the Growth Manager for VAIOT, the developer of AI-powered services for businesses. They are leveraging both AI and blockchain technology to offer B2C businesses an intelligent virtual assistant with a seamless user interface for convenient communication with customers.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
186: Atari with Fred Chesnais - Blockchain, Video Games, and much more
Fred Chesnais is the CEO of Atari. You can learn more about their blockchain gaming initiative at atarichain.com Mass adoption of blockchain technology has been a central theme of this podcast since 2016. Fred helps explain to Blockchain Show host Ethan how Atari is making it happen. This includes the Atari Token, Exchange, Casino, and Betting with more to come including a new Atari PC / console hybrid: the Atari VCS
43 minutes | 7 months ago
185: INVIZION with Russ Lema and Daryl Taylor
INVIZION is a decentralized Digital Token for funding green renewable energy projects, along with waste tracking, that utilizes blockchain technology. Russ Lema and Daryl Taylor join Blockchain Show host Ethan for an innovative look into how the NVZN token is fixing the waste and renewable energy industry.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
184: Mythical with Rudy Koch and Cameron Thacker - Next Gen Video Game Tech
Mythical is a next generation game technology studio utilizing a digital and open standard for virtual items on blockchain with dGoods. Rudy and Cameron from the team join Blockchain Show host Ethan for a look into the upcoming Blankos Block Party game and the changes to the gaming industry that will surely follow.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
183: Easy Crypto Hunter with Josh Riddett - The New Era of Energy and Wealth Creation
Easy Crypto Hunter is the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of GPU mining. They're helping to build the renewable energy sector by encouraging more sites to be built. The excess energy generated powers mining rigs and gives the miners a far greater return than the traditional model of selling the electricity back to the grid. What may seem too good to be true is actually possible and CEO Josh Riddett educates host Ethan about just how they're making it work.
36 minutes | 7 months ago
182: Binance Charity with Helen Hai - Crypto Against COVID
Helen Hai is heading Binance's Blockchain Charity initiative which concentrates on using blockchain for social good. Helen is the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador for industrialization in Africa among many other accolades. She joins host Ethan and reveals how donating with blockchain technology is superior to legacy systems and the remarkable progress being made. To learn more about how you can help visit binance.charity In this episode you will learn: Why Binance Charity decided to start Crypto Against Covid How they helped people in Wuhan, New York City, and other major centers of the pandemic How they were able to unite the crypto community around the globe to help those in need Their Transparent Donation System Ways COVID will affect the crypto industry What the PPE token is and how it works Who is being fed in Africa from crypto donations How the blockchain community will change the way people think of personal identity and culture With blockchain tech, how trust can be rebuilt
32 minutes | 8 months ago
181: Dan Holdings with Danny Oyekan - Blockchain in Africa
Danny Oyekan is the founder and CEO of Dan Holdings - Africa’s leading fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies firm. They're developing new blockchain-powered products and services, including Telechat - a chat application with a built in social payment application for cryptocurrency, Coins App - an all-in-one social payment application for global digital currencies, and BlockFinex - a crypto to crypto and fiat to crypto exchange platform. Danny gives host Ethan some insight into how to use virtually no fiat currency, how to use crypto to avoid remittances, and the future of the African markets.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
180: JellySwap with Tito Titov and Krasimir Raykov
Tito Titov is the CEO of JellySwap, a DEX working on several blockchains aiming to solve the interoperability issues between the different networks. In addition to swapping coins, users can provide liquidity and become market makers thereby enabling them to make profit. Tito is joined accompanied with CTO Krasimir Raykov for an interview with Blockchain Show host Ethan for a look into JellySwap's features, use-cases, and technology. Several interesting anecdotes are mentioned, including what it's like meeting Vitalik at a European meetup.
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