27 minutes | Nov 17, 2019

S1 Episode 14: The Future of Cryptocurrency with Jeremy Epstein

Cryptocurrency and especially bitcoin has been one of the most over-hyped technologies this decade. To better understand the opportunity for cryptocurrencies and blockchain, I spoke with Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, who has 20 years of international marketing experience.Most recently, Jeremy was VP, Marketing at Sprinklr which grew from a $20 million valuation and 30 people to $1.8 billion valuation and 1400 people in 4 years.Today, Jeremy is a highly sought-after marketing advisor in the crypto/blockchain industry and has worked with some of the leading and most innovative projects including OpenBazaar, Zcash, and DCorp.He's spent the last 4 years deeply understanding the world of crypto and blockchain and his insights in this episode should help you better understand what lies ahead for this much discussed technology,In this episode we covered:What interested you about cryptocurrencies?Why is cryptocurrency so misunderstood?Why crypto represents the next evolution of the internetThe value transfer revolutionRe-engineering Blockchain in 2019?Is Blockchain always the best solution?The open public blockchainHelping the 2Bn unbanked peopleCreating a global trust layerStakeholder capitalismThe problem with bitcoin - humans are greedyWhat does it feel like to own crypto?Facebook's crypto ambition - LibraThe rise of surveillance capitalismThe problem with Facebook launching LibraHow holding bitcoin increases its valueParticipatory capitalWho is responsible for promoting the benefits of crypto?Blockchain can help with insurance policiesRapid insurance payments using smart contractsSending donations using bitcoinThree things for next week1. Read the bitcoin whitepaper2. Buy some bitcoin3. Send someone some bitcoinFor more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
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