Reading Time: 7 minutes The number twenty one holds significance for many and traditionally is seen as the pivotal age milestone – at 21 you get the key to the door and begin your life as an adult. Well, here at Blockleaders.io we are partnering with Bridget Greenwood of the The Bigger Pie to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week saw great things and great people with a passion for bringing business, diversity and equality into a coherent mix, with the help of blockchain technologies.
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).
Reading Time: 7 minutes Erica Stanford, a very unassuming woman who lives in central London. Her meteoric rise from general obscurity to now being a frontrunner in the competitive blockchain and emerging tech space has been reasonably well charted online but today we wanted to speak to her about what matters to her behind the articles.
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: 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: 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: 5 minutes Founder and director of TAAL, offering free blockchain courses to women, talks about walking away from a promising career to concentrate on her passion.
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 What do remote island living, digital media, and cryptocurrency have in common? Kimberly King Burns. Imagine an upbringing where the very rich rub shoulders with the very poor and where manners maketh the (wo)man. Then think Harbour Island in the Bahamas where the lessons learnt from childhood equip serial entrepreneur, […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes The CEO and founder of Bitlumens talks to Blockleaders about the challenges she faces bringing solar-powered electricity to villages and farms in the developing world, and how the raw data collected on the blockchain will give them a credit score – a lifeline to small businesses. Over the course of […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Lina Seiche talks to Blockleaders about being a digital nomad, following your gut, and why she hopes people will soon stop talking about blockchain. Growing up in a small town in Western Germany, Lina and her brother would rush home after school to watch anime cartoons. For a while there […]
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: < 1 minute The Blockleaders we talked to last week were all about making positive changes to the community, decentralizing power from the government and securing an independent future for the people and their assets. This week we will take a closer look at women in the blockchain world, following their incredible journeys that […]
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: 7 minutes Morgan Pierce, blockchain evangelist and educator, spoke to Blockleaders’ Nicola Doyle about the shift towards Bitcoin, the need for clarification in times of uncertainty, and her role as translator between technology and humanity. Follow her journey from the US to Europe and traditional finance to crypto. Having lived in Ireland for […]
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: 7 minutes Liina Laas talks to Blockleaders’ Paschal about the transformational power of entrepreneurialism and education in FinTech, gender equality, and the availability of sandwiches. Not too long ago, Liina Laas was waiting at a train station in her native Estonia. Feeling a pang of hunger, she went looking for a sandwich. She […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes How to achieve despite the odds? Sometimes you have to get off the island – literally as well as figuratively. Rhonda D. Eldrige proved herself time and again before turning her life skills into an organisation that has helped thousands of others. Read her story of rags to riches here. […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Explore how blockchain is the key to sustainability, as Deloitte’s Blockchain Tax Lead takes Blockleaders on a journey from Switzerland to Canada, via Syria, Uganda, and the United Nations. Alexia Hefti is the Blockchain Tax Lead at Deloitte. Yet after spending an hour in conversation with her, during which she is […]
Reading Time: 7 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 […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Blockleaders founder and editor invites you into her library, where her beloved books, family, and a lost hungry caterpillar await. Alan Bennett once said that “a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.” Should Mr. Bennett ever pay a surprise visit to […]
“Use Your Strengths to Determine a Path in Blockchain” Maureen Murat on How to Follow a Life Less Ordinary
Reading Time: 7 minutes Maureen Murat shares with us her inspiring story of flipping educational career from nursing major to law school and making her own footprints on the decentralized sand. If there was a formula for going from recovering law school graduate to spearheading legal consulting in the decentralized space, Maureen would be […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people – Joseph Wirthlin Nature has a way of turning out beautiful things from grim or seemingly hopeless places. A chrysalis shelters a creature inside as it changes. As the metamorphosis takes place, the caterpillar becomes something else in […]