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 […]
Author: Fernando Sanchez
Reading Time: 4 minutes GUEST POST by Fernando Sanchez One can argue that the Roman Empire stands as one of the greatest successes of human civilization. For most of its 1,000-years plus existence, Rome conquered and expanded across vast swathes of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, creating cultural, architectural, and societal imprints that last […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Guest Post by Fernando Sanchez Oh my God…it’s full of stars! Thus spoke astronaut Dave Bowman, the last surviving crew member of the ill-fated Discovery One spaceship, moments before entering the stargate in the 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A space odyssey. These eternal words, spoken in the novelized version only, […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes GUEST POST by Ferando Sanchez Religion and technological advancement are concepts that often find themselves in conflict with each other. Those who believe in superiority by higher powers tend to dismiss the more rational and scientific explanations for the grandest issues in human life, and vice-versa. The mere suggestion of […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes BlockLeaders recently spoke with Zimbabwe-born Garth Richmond about his work with mobile wallet developer Kuvacash. and also discussed his passion for fostering the adoption of blockchain technology worldwide, and the value of educating people about this relatively new tech.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Bruce Hughes spoke to BlockLeaders about what it means to be a cryptopreneur, how blockchain can bring transparency and confidence back to African society, and also about two very important issues: Freedom and faith.
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!
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 […]
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Jonathan Fennell recently spoke to BlockLeaders about his involvement with the Government Blockchain Association and Genesis Block Africa, how he helps to keep Zimbabwean women fit, and how blockchain technology can help the disadvantaged in his country and elsewhere.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Jeremy Klein is one of those Blockchain enthusiasts who has a clear goal in mind: To drive every project to success. His latest enterprise, HyperionX, is a distributed network for Smart Markets that creates a decentralized ecosystem for the trading of smart products.
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.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Stephanie So spoke candidly to Blockleaders about using Economics to bestow a whole generation of studens with the necessary life skills to excel in life, and also about her innate desire to build a better future for the next generation through the power of blockchain technology.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Roanie recently spoke to BlockLeaders about her advocacy on behalf of rightsholders, copyright in Canada and the importance of innovation driven by purpose in the blockchain space.
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.
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Peter Alfred-Adekeye speaks about his life as a born entrepreneur, the development of talent-pooling platform Pingsta, and fighting the giant: Cisco.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Aliza Rosenfelder on her secret for creating vibrant communities, personal motivation, and past roles that exposed her to the darker side of the world.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Melissa Messe Mwale spoke to Blockleaders’ Fernando Sanchez about the challenges of entrepreneurship in her birthland of Zimbabwe, her passion to empower Africa through blockchain technology, and how her online marketplace benefits local and international communities.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Stephen Tse speaks candidly to Blockleaders about growing up across two continents, his passion for building technology products for the greater benefit of people, and what it is to be a serial entrepreneur.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Introducing change is never easy, particularly when a society is entrenched in its own principles. Yet, Bonnie Crofford intends to bring about a radical shift through the use of blockchain technology to combat poverty and social injustice in South African society. This indomitable woman recently spoke to Fernando Sanchez at […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Jess spoke to Blockleaders about how an art teacher had a profound inspirational effect on her, her stint at Sotheby’s, and how her latest project, Codex Protocol, uses blockchain to determine provenance. She spoke about boats too. The great Pablo Picasso once said that the purpose of art is to […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Sam Buxton, CEO of Digital Asset Management, began his career on the basketball battlegrounds. A twist of fate involving a bankrupt airline sent him on his way to wealth management and investing in his own successful future. Sam Buxton is the quintessential gentle giant. Standing at six feet five inches, […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Alex spoke to Blockleaders about his past in construction, how a dead-end job led to a shift in his life, a major project in Artificial Intelligence, and how Sweden is dealing with the issue of cryptocurrencies. Alex Bertlin perfectly epitomises the proverbial rise of the underdog. From construction worker to […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Rhian Lewis is one of the founding members of the London Women in Bitcoin meetup, which has steadily risen in both attendance and relevance since its inception back in 2014. Rhian gave Blockleaders new insights into this event and what it means to be a female entrepreneur in the blockchain space. […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Quoc Le speaks to Blockleaders about personal transformation and how money, the language that binds us together, is being transformed through cryptocurrency. The Vietnam war became a pivotal moment in the history of both the United States and the Vietnamese nations. The military confrontation lasted some nineteen years but the […]
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 […]