Author: Fernando Sanchez

Determinism: The philosophy of Blockchain

Reading Time: 3 minutes BY GUEST COLUMNIST Fernando Sanchez ‘There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice‘ – Ulysses Grant. Few people, if any, would mention the words blockchain and philosophy in the same sentence. Up to recently, the public at large regarded blockchain as […]

Barbara Bickham, or a life spent in blockchain, the ultimate intersection between technology and money

Reading Time: 8 minutes “Well, being an entrepreneur has nothing to do with starting a company, that’s just part of it. What inspires you to create that company is the important part. What drives you to go down that road. I think that entrepreneurs are naturally born leaders, they like to shape and mold things. They are naturally curious people. They ask a lot of questions. And they are very clear on themselves. They clearly know their vision and mission. And they like to have people come along and help them”

W. Scott Stornetta: A life of research, education, and solving the fundamental riddle of data immutability through blockchain

Reading Time: 8 minutes The life of W. Scott Stornetta can broadly be divided into two distinct parts. The first part of his career was spent on research and consulting, when he worked at such prestigious corporations as Bell Labs, for example. The second part is a life dedicated to the education of others. Scott spoke to BlockLeaders about his experiences in both fields, and how he solved the issue of data immutability while trying to prove that it couldn’t be done!

Why invest in cryptocurrencies?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A step though the recent history of ICOs by Blockleader writer Fernando Sanchez … First, a bit of history There was a time, not so long ago, when someone would have looked puzzled and asked you what you meant if you spoke to them about cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies became a thing […]

Jonathan Symmonds: On dragons and blockchain

Reading Time: 9 minutes Jonathan Symmonds is an accomplished animator. He’s worked with industry heavyweights such as James Cameron for Avatar, Spike Jonze on Where the Wild Things Are, Trollhunter, and many others.So the man knows a thing or two about animation, how the industry works, and what’s needed now. But of course, blockchain is not about the now, it’s about the tomorrow. So I wanted to know how he felt about the future use of blockchain technology in the animation industry.

Steve Good: On being a strategic investor for blockchain companies and writing the book on crypto

Reading Time: 7 minutes Fernando Sanchez recently spoke with Steve Good, an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, blockchain enthusiast, and YouTube personality about issues such as entrepreneurship, blockchain’s potential to become the technological basis for a better future, and of course, all his ventures on YouTube and literally writing the book on crypto.

Alex Mashinsky: Internet 3.0 has the potential to reclaim what’s good for the people through blockchain

Reading Time: 10 minutes Fighting the monopolies which dominate our lives is not a new game for Alex Mashinsky, As an immigrant to the US, he decided to take on AT&T which was the most profitable company in the US back then. Almost all of its profit came from international voice call settlements. Mashinsky proposed to replace the decade-old practice of charging users $3 a minute to call relatives abroad with a free internet-based service he called Voice Over Internet Protocol. Few believed such service could even work, as the entire internet was a slow and cumbersome dial-up system that used the phone network as its backbone. Mashinsky persevered though, and today over 3.bn people all over the world freely use the technology he helped pioneer.

Lisa Turner: Advocating for equality through the Government Blockchain Association

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lisa Turner is the Chapter Lead for the Government Blockchain Association in the state of Ohio. She works tirelessly for change, and to foster equality for her local community. Lisa spoke to BlockLeaders about her motivation to make a difference through blockchain, and also about how she overcame her own introversion through her participation in Toastmasters.

Paulii Good: When marketing and storytelling meet the blockchain

Reading Time: 9 minutes Storytellers share a common bond. Restless creativity. The bond is unseen but strong, and resilient. Creativity drives the storyteller’s inner thoughts and motivation for everything they do. Paulii Good has achieved success in her chosen professional path. She spoke to BlockLeaders about the power of storytelling both in work and life, and also confessed her passion for baking nice stuff for her family.

Roxana Nasoi: Bringing the Human Element to Technology Through Blockchain

Reading Time: 7 minutes Roxana Nasoi spent some time talking to Blockleaders’ Fernando Sanchez about entrepreneurship, community building, her Cryptolaw podcast, and visiting 45 countries to get a better understanding of how society and communities work in different parts of the world. Today’s world is made up of 195 countries. Each of these countries […]

Muhammad Ahsan: The Evolution of Pakistani Society Through Blockchain

Reading Time: 6 minutes Blockchain technology is not something one might readily associate with the country of Pakistan. Yet, one man is changing that antiquated concept with his forward thinking. Muhammad Ahsan Khan, co-founder and director of the Blockchain Forum of Pakistan, founder and CEO of Go4 Blockchain, spoke to Fernando Sanchez at Blockleaders about […]