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The Blockchain and Us: Conversations about the brave new world of blockchains, cryptoassets, and the

63 EpisodesProduced by Manuel StagarsWebsite

Conversations and stories about the brave new world of blockchain technology, cryptoassets, and the token economy. This podcast is the follow-up project of Manuel Stagars' documentary film The Blockchain and Us (2017). The podcast includes 62 interviews with pioneers in the blockchain space that too… read more


Ryan Jesperson - How Blockchains Could Solve the Tragedy of the Commons

Ryan Jesperson speaks about his journey to becoming the president of the Tezos Foundation, his outlook for Tezos and its technological innovations. He explains Tezos' on-chain governance and how it could solve the tragedy of the (digital) commons, how he organized the Tezos community in a petition to hold the foundation accountable, dealing with adversity and personal criticism, making sure the foundation stays decentralized, what makes Tezos a blockchain 3.0, Tezos' baking ecosystem and what happens with the foundation's baking proceeds, which role Tezos could play in a "blockchain future", his concerns about the state of the blockchain space, and much more.
Ryan is the President of the Tezos Foundation, and before, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Divvy, a FinTech company. Prior to his work at Divvy, Ryan was an executive, turnaround specialist, and tech entrepreneur in the healthcare industry and he helped launch the humanitarian Self-Reliance Services initiative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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