Tag: blockchain

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.

Next Week on Blockleaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Next week will focus even more on the idea of consensus and collaboration, getting people to agree and get together to find solutions through blockchain and new technologies. Our blockleaders are all about finding solutions by mixing collaborative efforts with tech, underpinning the importance of both aspects coming together.

Next Week on Blockleaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute Next week will focus even more on the idea of consensus and collaboration, getting people to agree and get together to find solutions through blockchain and new technologies. Our blockleaders are all about finding solutions by mixing collaborative efforts with tech, underpinning the importance of both aspects coming together.

Jon Don Capablanco: Looking for a New Native Language

Reading Time: 8 minutes This article looks at art and crytocurrency in a deeper way than tokenising a piece of art: this is about tokenising a part of a human being. Intrigued? Then read about Jon Don Capablanco, a Canadian artist who is looking at the source of life itself in a crypto environment. And then, of course, there is language and native speaking – one man’s native is another’s patois…

Last Week on Blockleaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week we explored the idea that decentralization is the new globalization, shifting our thinking towards sharing ideas on a global level and fighting against a one-sided system that only favours a small percentage of the world population.

Last Week on Blockleaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes The week began with us talking about pulling the community together through collaborative efforts, and we ended up covering the creation of a community for women in the blockchain world. On our journey, we also took a look at the use of crypto assets in divorce cases and their legal implications.