Tag: blockchain

Coin Chat Wednesday: Steve and Yuri talk to Moritz Bierling | Holochain

Reading Time: < 1 minute This week Steve and Yuri talk to Moritz Beirling from Holochain. It’s a funny start to the Vlog where Yuri confesses that he has never slept with a director while working in Broadway. Not that he was ever asked, he adds. Not that he’s judging, he adds. Yeah, the lads are funny but soon they jump in at the deep end as Moritz explains that there is huge confusion over common terms such a  framework, protocol and a platform. And then there is the quetion of white papers, or is that black papers or blue ones… It’s an interesting programme – watch it now

EOS Tuesday – Travis Wright, half of the team behind the Bad Crypto Podcast

Reading Time: < 1 minute Travis Wright, along with Joel Comm, are the two men behind the Bad Crypto Podcast. A very popular podcast (the best according to Travis’s mum) the duo have done a huge amount to explain the cryptocurrency world, poking into the inards and coming up with interesting stories. And did we mention you can mine their BadCoin on your granny’s computer … listen up! 

Mandy Shemuvalula: Youth is Not Wasted on the Young

Reading Time: 8 minutes That old saying about youth being wasted on the young has never had more relevance than it does right now. Mandy Shemuvalula’s hectic race to take on the world’s youth highlights the main impediments to young people getting ahead in business – too many old farts blocking their way. You have been warned. If you are of an ageist bent then this article is not for you. (hint, check out if you are a youth or old fogie in paragraph three).

Marc Taverner (& Son): Colonising Mars

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sometimes at the end we find the nugget, the truth we’ve been looking for, or the idea that brings a story to life. So it was in this interview with global ambassador for Blockchain, Marc Taverner. It’s not the rest of the interview was uninspiring – far from it. There were funny bits, interesting bits and lots of hard work in in between. I never knock hard work – it’s the bedrock of success. There is no one as lucky as a hard working person, trust me.

Killian Stokes: Where Technology and Philanthropy Meet

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is one of the first things we know about coffee – that Fairtrade is better than regular brands– but what does that mean exactly and do the farmers really benefit? Coffee farming in Africa has captured the imagination of the Western World more easily than say banana, barley or peanut farming but are we just salving our conscience by choosing the Fairtrade label or are we actually doing good?

EOS Tuesday – Steve Good of Coin Chat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today the EOS Dublin podcast interviews Steve Scott of Coin Chat (see our Wednesday slot) about his career in finance and how he moved lock, stock and barrel into blockchain. So now he runs a popular youtube channel, writes regular blogs and had just finished his book on blockchain with co host Yuri Cataldo. The book will be launched soon and we will review it here on Blockleaders.io

Monday Comment: Amazon and Facebook eyeing blockchain: Can They Propel Crypto to New Heights?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been an exciting road as cryptocurrency adoption has ebbed and flowed, and just as with the stock market, pundits have been chomping at the bit to predict what’s next. Many crypto enthusiasts have long been talking about what can propel the industry to the next level, and many believe that all it will take is new SEC regulatory guidance or a tech giant like Facebook or Amazon to announce their own cryptocurrency to do so. It is easy to doubt either would issue their own digital currency, but upon closer look it seems as if the writing is already on the wall.

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.