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The MEF Blockchain PodCast

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MEF experts discuss all things blockchain

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Blockchain Podcast - Episode 26: Facebook Libra - what the new, new plan?

October 27th, 2021


Facebook’s blockchain project has changed again. In the third podcast episode dedicated to Libra’s story Daniele Mensi and Dario Betti discuss what is the ‘new new’ digital currency plan from Facebook. The new brand …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 25: Has crypto gone mainstream?

May 20th, 2021


100 million users are using cryptocurrency now, is the crypto world turning into a mass-market payment system. Daniele Mensi and Dario Betti discuss in this week issues of MEF Talks Blockchain

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 24: Fan Tokens and NFT

May 5th, 2021


This week: If you are a media, sports, or art company you should probably  pay attention to the new way to encapsulate engagement and value: Fan …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 23: Coinbase

April 28th, 2021


This week: Coinbase. Cryptocurrency broker Coinbase's listing on the NASDAQ for $76 billion was a step towards legitimacy for the world of bitcoin. However, intermediaries were exactly what blockchain was supposed to …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 22: Digital Games - can Blockchain challenge Direct Carrier Billing payments?

February 16th, 2021


MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and MEF Blockchain advisor Daniele Mensi's regular discussions on the latest …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 21: What GameStop shows - trends in financial markets applicable to telecoms

February 10th, 2021


The MEF blockchain podcast looks at the recent development in the financial markets where decentralized access to the market is challenging some of the structure and flows. Interestingly there are parallels between what …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 20: Defying DeFi: Decentralized finance

January 6th, 2021


This week; Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor on & Dario Betti Blockchains discuss the impact of an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 19: Libra - Simpler, nimbler, and authorised; a new Blockchain chapter for Facebook

December 2nd, 2020


This week; an update on Facebook’s Libra. A new strategy update for Facebook’s sponsored consortium for blockchain payments. Facebook has announced it will do away with the idea of the ‘stablecoin’, rather, it will link …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 18: Will Paypal bring bitcoin payments to the masses?

November 12th, 2020


This week – Paypal has announced support for the blockchain cryptocurrency – will this have an impact on people, and then on the online and mobile …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 17: EU Blockchain Sandbox: all play no gain?

October 20th, 2020


The regular MEF podcast on the world of Blockchain in telco this week talks about the European Commission (EC) announcement for a new blockchain …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 16: India regulator TRAI anti-spam blockchain solution.

September 1st, 2020


The India regulator TRAI and industry players are working on an anti-spam solution based on blockchain. Daniele Mensi and Dario Betti look at how …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 15: BlockChain against Wangiri Fraud

August 4th, 2020


Dario and Daniele continue their regular discussions on the status of the BlockChain industry in telecom with a look at the blockchain solution set …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 14: Tencent heavily in Blockchain: another industrial war?

July 15th, 2020


This time Dario and Daniele discuss the news that the Chinese Internet giant Tencent is investing heavily in blockchain technology: will we see …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 13: 32 Bill in US Congress - Is regulation finally catching up with technology?

June 18th, 2020


In this edition, Dario and Daniele discuss the content and impact of the 32 blockchain bills being presented in Congress. Is regulation catching up …

Blockchain Podcast - Episode 12: Telegram ends Blockchain Dream

June 11th, 2020


In this edition, Dario and Daniele discuss the apparent final chapter in the story of messaging powerhouse Telegram’s attempt to create a blockchain payment currency for it’s messaging app, and what its failure to get …

Blockchain podcast - Episode 11: Syniverse and the connected future

May 27th, 2020


In this episode Daniele speaks to Anna Gussman, Senior Director Customer Products and Industry Relations at MEF Member Syniverse about how they view …

Blockchain podcast - Episode 10: Tackling Telecoms Fraud with blockchain

May 21st, 2020


In this episode Daniele speaks with MMD Smart’s Ira Cohen, VP of Business Development & Marketing and CTO Boris Rakhlin who explain how they are exploring the potential of using block chain and distributed ledger …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 9: Blockchain meets Mobile Gaming

May 13th, 2020


In Episode 9 Daniele speaks with Tony Pearce, co-founder of MEF Member and Meffys winner Reality Gaming Group who are pioneers in the mobile gaming …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 8: Blockchain meets IoT - hyped words or hyper worlds?

May 5th, 2020


In Episode 8 Daniele and Dario chat about two of hottest hyped words in the ecosystem: IoT and Blockhain.  The security challenges to IoT have made …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 7: should telcos use CryptoCurrency?

April 24th, 2020


In Episode 5 Daniele and Dario chat about the first and foremost use of blockchain: cryptocurrency. What is happening to BitCoin, Ethereum and the …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 6: Telegram Gram: the messaging crypto currency postponed

April 14th, 2020


In Episode 6 Daniele and Dario chat about the Telegram, the messaging app, and the recently set back to launch its own digital currency, the Gram. There is plenty to learn from the Telegram story – things will take …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 5: Blockchain applications for COVID19 fight: digital identity and secure tracking

April 1st, 2020


In Episode 5 Daniele and Dario chat about the potential applications of blockchain to support the fight against COVID19 – how governments and industry are working on potential ways to scale up virus testing by using …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 4: The saviour of Personal Data?

March 31st, 2020


In Episode 4  Daniele and Dario chat about the potential of blockchain to support a new paradigm of personal data sharing in the industry. Can blockchain helps to bring trust and transparency in this crucial part of the …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 3: Tokenisation & the impact on telcos

March 30th, 2020


In Episode 3 Daniele & Dario discuss the potential of tokenisation. Blockchain can create a digital identity for an asset so that someone can buy …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 2: What’s Facebook’s Libra now?

March 26th, 2020


In Episode 2 Daniele and Dario chat about the biggest blockchain announcement from June 2019: Facebook Libra. Some 9 months after its first …

The Blockchain MEFCast - Episode 1: Blockchain 101 – an introduction for telco professionals

March 19th, 2020


MEF invites you to a new series of Podcasts to discuss the role of Blockchain in the mobile world. It is important to understand the difference …

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