Speaking of Crypto podcast

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Speaking of Crypto podcast is about inspiring people in Bitcoin, crypto + blockchain. This leading edge crypto podcast is hosted by Shannon Grinnell.Join Shannon Grinnell in this inspiring crypto podcast with crypto + blockchain experts like Anthony Di Iorio, Co-founder of Ethereum, Alex Mashinsky, … read more

84 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

SOC083. Rachel Siegel, CEO at Crypto Finally on Being a Female Influencer in the Crypto Space WCW005.

September 18th, 2019


Rachel Siegel, Founder at Crypto Finally talks about Bitcoin + crypto adoption, a new age of feminism and what it means to be a woman in the crypto space. This is Episode 83 for the Speaking of Crypto podcast - the …

SOC082. Namrata Ganatra, CTO at Lambda School, on Big Tech vs Startups from a CTO in Silicon Valley WCW004.

September 11th, 2019


Namrata Ganatra, CTO at Lambda School, formerly Senior Director of Engineering at Coinbase, Head of Engineering for Payments at Facebook, and Senior …

SOC081. Samantha Radocchia on Decentralized Friend Groups, Virtual Workouts + a New Work Model WCW003.

September 4th, 2019


Samantha Radocchia, Author of Bitcoin Pizza and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Tech inductee talks about writing her book on Bitcoin and blockchain tech, virtual living, and a new work model.

Samantha is a tech …

SOC080. Emma Todd on Crypto Tribalism + Digital Community WCW002.

August 29th, 2019


Emma Todd, Executive Board Member & Co-Chair of Blockchain for Impact and CEO at MMH Blockchain Group talks about Crypto Tribalism and Digital Community.


Emma is an expert blockchain marketer with extensive …

SOC079. Jenny Shaver, COO at SALT Lending, on Crypto Backed Lending vs Traditional Banking WCW001.

August 21st, 2019


Jenny Shaver, COO at SALT Lending talks about her tech background in finance at American Express, what the culture is like working in New York City, …

078. Robert Beadles, President at Monarch, on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash + the Future of Crypto

August 18th, 2019


Robert Beadles, aka Crypto Beadles, is the President of Monarch, which is a non-custodial wallet as well as a payment solution. Not only is he …

077. Amber Scott, CEO at Outlier, on Facebook’s Libra + Crypto Regulation

August 6th, 2019


Amber D. Scott is CEO at Outlier, and a compliance ninja. She’s an expert in regulation around cryptocurrencies, custody, privacy and in keeping with …

076. Coldie on Crypto Art: Rare, Unique and Valuable

July 30th, 2019


Coldie is an innovative, creative, clever, bold Crypto Artist. He works with crypto themes and tokenizing his artwork. 

We talk about what crypto art …

075. Austin Davis on Bitcoin, Blockchain – Why Community Is Key

July 22nd, 2019


Austin Davis, Founder at Blockchain Beach and Co-founder and CEO at The Global Hackathon, has been in Bitcoin space since 2012. His energy is …

074. Alan Wunsche on Tokenization as Investment + Opportunity

July 16th, 2019


Alan Wunsche, CEO at Token Funder, talks about why tokenization is an opportunity and where the industry is heading?

Why would the average person …

073. Mauricio Di Bartolomeo on Hyperinflation in Venezuela: Is Bitcoin A Solution?

July 9th, 2019


Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, Co-founder of Ledn, shares his perspective of growing up in Venezuela. We talk about what the culture, and economic and …

072. Matias Nisenson on Why Blockchain Gaming with NFTs is changing the gaming industry

July 2nd, 2019


The crypto space often asks what is the killer app? What is it that’s going to catapult crypto into the mainstream?


The killer app might be gaming.

070. Eric Tippets on Tokenization, Monetization of Content, and Lessons from China

June 19th, 2019


Everything changed for Eric Tippets when he went to China about 10 years ago. He started to see what business looked like in a country with 1.3 …

070. Kevin Owocki on Gitcoin, Open Source, and Earning Crypto on the New Internet

June 11th, 2019


Open Source Technology and Blockchain Technology have created these base layer technologies with billions of dollars’ worth of value. Like what …

069. Brian Behlendorf on Hyperledger, Open Source, and Blockchain for Good

June 5th, 2019


Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of The Hyperledger Project at The Linux Foundation, previously worked at the White House under the Obama Administration and also as CTO for the World Economic Forum. When he read the …

068. Riccardo Spagni aka FluffyPony on Financial Privacy with Monero and Tari

May 29th, 2019


I talk with Riccardo Spagni also known as FluffyPony about concerns over Monero’s privacy model and why financial privacy is something healthy, …

067. Paul Puey – Facebook’s GlobalCoin Stablecoin and Payment Network

May 24th, 2019


Paul Puey, Co-founder and CEO at Edge, and I sat down for a live podcast at Consensus 2019 in NYC last week and one of the first things we talk about …

066. Alex Mashinsky on Bitcoin in 2019 and Beyond

May 21st, 2019


Alex Mashinksy, Founder and CEO at Celsius Network, and I sat down for a live podcast at Consensus 2019 in NYC last week. This is a short episode, but meaty. Mashinsky always comes prepared with some killer ideas that …

065. Michael Terpin + Mitesh Rao at Elev8 – Los Angeles

May 14th, 2019


I attended Elev8 in Los Angeles and talked with a few presenters from the event.

Some of these will be featured in our documentary project The New Internet that will be released in 2020.

Today's conversation features …

064. Paul Puey on Skin in the Game and Levelling the Pyramid of Power

May 7th, 2019


When Paul Puey, CEO at Edge, first learned about Bitcoin, what got him hooked was our ability to use a phone, without any personal information to …

063. Bullish on Bitcoin with Misha Yurchenko

May 1st, 2019


What motivates us to change? 

Often, it’s failing or falling down or experiencing a loss or going through something unexpected.

In Misha’s case, it was learning about Bitcoin, making a lot of money quickly and then …

062. Max Keiser on Collusion of Central Banks, Debt Monetization, and Bitcoin as Hard Money

April 24th, 2019


Max Keiser has some opinions.

He has some very valuable, educated, and probably controversial ideas on what’s wrong with the economy, but there’s no disputing the facts. Our financial system right now is completely …

061. Bitcoin, Books + the Global Economy with Mark Jeffrey from Guardian Circle

April 16th, 2019


Mark Jeffrey’s been in the space since 2013 and his perspective on what makes Bitcoin so revolutionary is very clear.

“Peer to peer digital scarcity… …

060. Empowering Social Impact Through Blockchain Technology with Susan Oh

April 9th, 2019


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059. Earn Free Bitcoin. Shop with Lolli. Interview with Co-Founder and CTO Matt Senter

April 5th, 2019


Matt Senter, Co-founder and CTO at Lolli is an experienced founder who’s learned a lot of lessons along the way that he’s bringing to his current …

058. The Case for Stablecoins and Crypto Asset Management with Alon Muroch from Blox

April 2nd, 2019


Alon Muroch, CEO at Blox, shares with me the fact that one great thing about crypto is that there is no barrier to entry. Anyone with a computer can start using it. This, he explains is opposite to the traditional …

057. Tokenizing the World with Galia Benartzi at Bancor

March 29th, 2019


Galia Benartzi is Co-Founder of Bancor. She’s a forward-thinking entrepreneur who grew up in Silicon Valley and is currently based Israel, which is one of the largest tech hubs in the world and even referred to as …

056. Bitcoin vs The Banks with Sunny Ray

March 26th, 2019


Sunny Ray’s company Unocoin, along with the Internet + Mobile Association of India, is in a legal battle with the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI is India’s national central bank. Almost a year ago, the RBI banned all …

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

March 19th, 2019


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


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


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


*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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


January 2nd, 2019


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 …


December 26th, 2018


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


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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


 “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


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


"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


“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


“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


“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, …


September 12th, 2018


“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


“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


“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 …

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

August 22nd, 2018


“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


“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


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


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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


Nick Beglinger is a bit of a disruptor. He has a background as an economist, and at one point had his own software company, but he’s also an environmental activist.


In his home of Switzerland, he …

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

June 23rd, 2018


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


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 …

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

June 16th, 2018


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

009. Blockchain Like Electricity with Jason Lee

June 13th, 2018


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


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 …

007. Building Technology with Purpose with Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

June 5th, 2018


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


June 2nd, 2018


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


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

004. Speedy Justice for All with Federico Ast

May 25th, 2018


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. …

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

May 22nd, 2018


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 …

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

May 18th, 2018


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

May 14th, 2018


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

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