Speaking of Crypto podcast

55 EpisodesProduced by Shannon Grinnell

Speaking of Crypto podcast is about inspiring people in Bitcoin, crypto + blockchain. Shannon Grinnell chats with leaders in this leading-edge crypto podcast.Ethereum address: 0x259f6cebbf7afc1928f254f9b04de27c3d87a990Featured guests include Anthony Di Iorio, Co-founder of Ethereum, Alex Mashinsky, … read more

55 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

055. FinTech in Tennessee at the Women 4 Blockchain Hackathon in Nashville

March 19th, 2019

1:05:12

I attended the Women 4 Blockchain Hackathon and Learning Hub in Nashville, Tennessee and talked with a few of the presenters who were there as well.

Anna Vladi, COO of Everex Global and the Founder of Women 4 Blockchain …

054. Trent Lapinski. Crypto Visionaries, Tech for Trump, and Why Apple Bites

March 12th, 2019

1:18:24

What happens when Bitcoin startups are in the same space as big businesses creating enterprise Blockchain solutions? Trent Lapinski, host of the …

053. Beyond Traditional Financial Systems and Bitcoin as an Alternative with Sandra Ro

March 5th, 2019

48:56

Sandra is the CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council and throughout this conversation it becomes apparent two of the things that I believe are …

052. VoIP and Breaking Boundaries with Jeff Pulver

February 27th, 2019

1:02:49

*Special thank yous to StationHead radio in Brooklyn, New York for hosting Jeff Pulver and me for this very deep conversation.* 

Although we didn’t …

051. Investment, Entrepreneurship + Empathy with Parul Gujral

February 20th, 2019

1:02:11

I saw Parul Gujral at a talk he gave at Go Block Con in Los Angeles last October where he shared an amazing story about his uncle Sarwan’s journey …

050. Never Stop Learning. In Blockchain. In Life with Ameer Rosic

February 13th, 2019

51:33

Ameer Rosic knows technology and what’s even more apparent throughout this conversation is that he really knows learning. He knows how to learn. He …

049. More Profit to the People with VoIP to MoIP w/ Alex Mashinsky

February 6th, 2019

49:37

When the internet was in its infancy, Alex Mashinsky anticipated that one day, our voice, through phone calls at the time, would become an …

048. First There Was Wikipedia, Now There’s Everipedia with Larry Sanger

January 30th, 2019

32:53

Larry Sanger is one of the Co-Founders of Wikipedia  He came up with the idea. He named it. And it was his concept to turn wikis into an online encyclopedia that blossomed into what Wikipedia is today.

But how do you …

047. Building EOS, Discipline and Resilience with David Moss

January 25th, 2019

31:58

David Moss, recently worked as the Senior Vice President of Tech Operations at Block.one. He has experience as a CEO and entrepreneur as well at CTO …

046. Leading Information Democratization w/ Anthony Di Iorio

January 15th, 2019

33:29

Anthony Di Iorio is co-founder of Ethereum, an award-winning entrepreneur, and CEO of Decentral. He was named one of Toronto Life’s 50 Most Influential People in 2018. 

He is an advisor to 15 different companies and was …

045. Governance, Self-Sovereign Identity and Ethics in Blockchain Technology with Elizabeth Renieris

January 9th, 2019

29:20

Elizabeth Renieris earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, she attended law school at Vanderbilt University, and then did her …

044. BEST OF SPEAKING OF CRYPTO 2018 – PART TWO

January 2nd, 2019

40:57

The best of the best – 2! Blockchain experts share their ideas, their big picture thinking around what’s going on in the blockchain ecosystem. 

This show covers some of the most thought-provoking moments from the past …

043. BEST OF SPEAKING OF CRYPTO 2018 – PART ONE

December 26th, 2018

56:36

The best of the best. Blockchain experts share their ideas, their big picture thinking around what’s going on in the blockchain ecosystem.

This show covers some of the best moments from the past year on Speaking of …

042. Blockchain Visionaries and The Journey with Mann Matharu

December 19th, 2018

48:44

The potential that Satoshi Nakamoto introduced to the world, through the Bitcoin Whitepaper https://nakamotoinstitute.org/bitcoin/  has motivated a community of people who are working to make the world a better place, …

041. Data privacy breaches by centralized social networks, what’s the alternative?

December 12th, 2018

57:30

“Most social networks, big ones, are highly centralized, totally closed source and those two things are pretty dangerous because the community, the user base, isn’t able to understand the code, understand what they’re …

040. The Power of Community in Cleveland

December 4th, 2018

23:26

“Google and Facebook, those are two companies that we all use a lot. We love using them, but we don’t love the fact that they have an incredible amount of data on us that they sell to other people and are unaccountable. …

039. 5x5 (2) – Five Questions. Five Guest Interviews.

November 28th, 2018

46:51

“The requirements for skills are changing so quickly that the only real characteristic you can have is a desire to constantly be learning and constantly be upgrading your skills. Anybody who thinks that they’re going to …

038. 5x5 – Five Questions. Five Guest Interviews.

November 21st, 2018

48:30

“Most people can't keep showing up to anything. I think that your ability to show up and keep showing up and, and outwork, everybody else is everything. I also want to comment that I think for young people listening to …

037. Tokenizing Securities in Art with Richard McBeath

November 14th, 2018

53:32

“When we talk about securities tokens, that you openly can talk about a financial return because you’re investing in a product or a business with the expectation of financial return. When we talk about utility tokens …

036. Smart Contracts and Wise Women with Alexandra Levin Kramer

November 7th, 2018

54:55

“I think the Wild West of non-compliant token sales is over, thankfully. I think from a securities law perspective, it’s very exciting actually …

035. Thinking Differently + Tokenizing a Digital Encyclopedia with Everipedia Co-Founder Sam Kazemian

October 31st, 2018

47:38

“I think that this space, particularly Blockchain generates a lot of actual prosperity by bringing markets to things that weren’t possible before. …

034. Adaptability and Helping to Build the Decentralized Internet w/ Matthew Spoke

October 24th, 2018

49:37

 “There’s lots of evidence today that online and in our digital lives, which is increasingly most of our lives these days, there’s just a whole bunch …

033. A Decentralized Digital Economy and How Blockchain Can Remove Bias w/Betsabe Botaitis

October 17th, 2018

59:23

Why do you think decentralization is important?

“I think because the end user is ready and is asking for it. I truly think that a lot of people want …

032. Blockchain Impact and Data Sovereignty with Susan Oh

October 9th, 2018

1:03:00

"Data sovereignty is just a fancy word for saying that whatever of mine, whatever data that I generate, whatever activity that I have, whatever content that I produce to help you power and fuel your ecosystem, I own it …

031. Blockchain Building Blocks in Cleveland with Bernie Moreno

October 3rd, 2018

42:34

“Blockland is a play on the name Cleveland and the idea is that by putting what we identified as the ten critical ingredients to make Cleveland one of the top five most relevant tech cities in the United States that we …

030. Women Supporting Women in Blockchain w/ Anu Bhardwaj

September 26th, 2018

42:28

“It’s not something that’s localized. This is something that’s so global now. The Russian government is having crypto classes in all their …

029. Building a Tech Business and Investing in a Blockchain Future with Michael Hyatt

September 19th, 2018

47:37

“The companies I will suggest in the next 2 to 3 years that are going to make it are ones that have a real blockchain product with real utility that people really need and they’re getting real quality advantage out of, …

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September 12th, 2018

37:49

“Companies can relocate their business to Malta and they can operate in an environment where the government tells them what you’re doing is perfectly legal, so they’re not operating in a grey area where the government …

027. Blockchain Security with Hartej Sawhney

September 5th, 2018

25:32

“You have people trying to take advantage of the fundraising mechanism that is an ICO without having a real business. They’re more excited about raising the money and then figuring it out. That’s a lot of the people. A …

026. Blockchain’s Potential for Social Impact with Dr. Jane Thomason

August 29th, 2018

47:47

“A lot of people think of blockchain and all they think about is Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and then they immediately, their minds go to the dark web, and money laundering and so forth, but what I wanted to do was put …

010. What’s Next for the Blockchain Revolution With Hilary Carter

August 24th, 2018

43:02

Hilary Carter is Research Director + Project Leader at the Blockchain Research Institute —  a multimillion-dollar research hub founded by Don and …

002. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bob’s Dream for a Better World with Bob Summerwill

August 24th, 2018

1:12:21

Bob Summerwill brings humour and a genuine adoration to this in-depth conversation about what’s going on in the crypto, blockchain and FinTech worlds. He explains, in accessible and understandable language, where this …

001. Blockchain Technology and Women in The Space with Anna Vladi

August 24th, 2018

41:36

Anna Vladi, Founder of Women4Blockchain, and I talk about why blockchain technology is revolutionary, what are some of its uses, like solar power …

025. The Global Identity Crisis and Data Protection with Bruce Silcoff

August 22nd, 2018

1:02:06

“We’re working with Bermuda right now to put the whole country onto eIDs or digital IDs so one of the first steps would be to do that. The second …

024: From Bitcoin Futures to Blockchain Democratization with Sandra Ro

August 15th, 2018

1:20:02

“You had the birth of bitcoin and all proliferation of really re-evaluating what is value, what is money and how does that get distributed and can …

023. Cryptoassets and the Age of Anomaly w/Andrei Polgar

August 7th, 2018

1:07:54

Why is caring about economics important? Because whether we like it or not, we’re making economic choices every day. We may be choosing what to buy or how much to save. Consciously or unconsciously we choose what to …

022. 5×10 – Five Questions. Ten Guest Interviews

August 1st, 2018

1:05:24

What if I could get ten of the coolest, forward-thinking, big-picture seeing, crypto dynamos together in one place and pick their brain about things …

021. Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and a Billion Dollar Idea with Adam B. Levine

July 25th, 2018

1:05:54

“When bitcoin came along, the thing about it that was so interesting and compelling to me is that, here’s a money that not only is better but that literally can’t be stopped because there is nobody who you can stop. …

020. Blockchain Technology and Solar Punks w/Leon-Gerard Vandenberg

July 20th, 2018

50:35

“What we think Solar Punk is, is this mash up of what Solara is, solar and then this cypher punk cyber punk initiative and so it’s a mash up between …

019: Planes, Supply Chains, + Blockchains w/ Colonel James Allen Regenor

July 17th, 2018

46:12

“I’d like to see a world where blockchain is just ubiquitous, where every single thing that’s manufactured if you want to know where the touches were so that you know child slave labour wasn’t used or blood diamonds …

018. Cryptography and a Decentralized Future with Adam Helfgott

July 14th, 2018

52:50

“How I apply cryptography to mimic the real world, the physical world, on a computer network requires privacy. I can’t read your mind. I only can hear what you say or what you write. We have built in privacy in our …

017. Making Markets Truly Global with eToro Founder and CEO Yoni Assia

July 11th, 2018

46:36

“The blockchain technology, in its basis, the ability to transfer native digital assets from one place to another in an extremely easy way, enables …

016. Energy on a Blockchain with Joanna Hubbard

July 7th, 2018

43:38

“I really do think this would make a huge positive difference. And when you find that thing, there’s nothing else in the world you’d rather do than …

015. Blockchain Innovation Built By Imagination with Subhajit Mandal

July 4th, 2018

47:01

“It’s very much like the dot com era when the internet allowed a lot of people to dream, and the internet era is when the entrepreneurship culture …

014. Factom on the Bitcoin Blockchain Making Businesses Better with Paul Snow

June 29th, 2018

47:37

“This is a technology (Bitcoin blockchain tech) that is going to make the world a better place. I do have a world view that making the world a better …

013. Climate Change Meets Blockchain Innovation with Nick Beglinger

June 27th, 2018

51:58

012. The Bitcoin Experiment, Big Business, and Blockchain with Dante Disparte

June 23rd, 2018

40:42

Dante Disparte is a regular Forbes contributor, author, CEO and founder of Risk Cooperative, and former Chair of the Harvard Business School Club of …

011. Financial Inclusion Through Blockchain Tech with Robert Allen

June 20th, 2018

51:00

Robert brings a passion for financial inclusion to his new role as co-founder of the Start Up nodl. With a military engineering background, two …

009. Blockchain Like Electricity with Jason Lee

June 13th, 2018

45:13

Blockchain Expert, Jason Lee is the Expansion Director for the NEM foundation for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific and was named one of Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Asia.

Jason compares blockchain tech to electricity. …

008. The Philosophy Behind Bitcoin as Digital Gold with Sunny Ray

June 9th, 2018

42:47

Sunny Ray really started thinking about money, what it is and where it comes from, back before bitcoin cost a little more than a couple of lattes.

Since then, he’s seen bitcoin sky rocket to over 2000 times that price …

003. Blockchain 101 and Getting Into Crypto with Shannon Grinnell, interviewed by Lisa Pickering

June 8th, 2018

49:12

I’m shaking things up and turning the microphone around! Instead of doing the interviewing, I brought on a fellow TV veteran, Lisa Pickering, to …

004. Speedy Justice for All with Federico Ast

June 8th, 2018

49:57

Federico Ast is the Founder of Kleros, a revolutionary blockchain protocol that is going to change the way we do business in a hugely impactful way. …

007. Building Technology with Purpose with Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

June 5th, 2018

53:33

Bitcoin is disruptive. And because of that, it scares people. Some people. But from the perspective of someone living in Argentina, who’s been …

006-Community_in_the_Blockchain_Space_with_Tracy_Leparulo.mp3

June 2nd, 2018

47:35

Tracy  Leparulo is a Blockchain Event Marketer based in Toronto who’s been in the crypto space from, just about the beginning. She planned and …

005. Blockchain Culture and Collaboration with Mawadda Basir

May 30th, 2018

42:40

Mawadda Basir is the Executive Director at Collider X a blockchain research and development hub that brings together businesses, academics and …

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